Best things to do in Dallas January 12-12. 19 | Dallas Watcher

Wednesday January 12

Penguin Days at the Dallas Zoo

We don’t need summer to have a good time at the Dallas Zoo (640 S. RL Thornton Freeway). In fact, the zoo hosts Penguin Days, when admission is reduced to $ 8 until February 28. Children 2 and under and zoo members enter free. This is a great opportunity to admire indoor exhibits such as the Herpetarium, Bug U !, Gorilla Conservation Research Station Jake L. Hamon and others. For more information on all of the zoo’s offerings, check out the website.

Thursday January 13

Kick and scream at Texas Theater

You see the title, so rest assured it’s the right one: Noah Baumbach’s 1995 romantic comedy that portrayed a generation of people who didn’t know what they were going to do in love, work, or life. in general. He also showcased some really great hair and some memorable liners with his ensemble consisting of Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Jason Wiles (joking a little about the hair on this one), Olivia d’Abo, Eric Stoltz and others. . And now the Texas Theater (231 W. Jefferson Blvd.) is showing it at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 13. Tickets are $ 11, available online. Additional points if you are wearing a pajama top.

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Rover Dramawerks strives to prove Love loves a pornographer

Carol M. Rice

Love loves a pornographer at the Cox Playhouse

Celebrate Rover Dramawerks and kick off the 22nd season with Love loves a pornographer. Who doesn’t love a salon comedy with an edge? A Victorian lord desperate to pay for his daughter’s wedding decides his best bet is to blackmail the neighbor who seduced his wife. How calmly can a pornographer extort someone? This is very fun. It opens with a preview (all seats $ 10) at 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 13, and runs through January 22 at Cox Playhouse (1517 H Ave., Plano). Check the timetables and buy your tickets online.

Friday January 14

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Dandara Veiga from Ballet Hispánico

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Ballet Hispánico at Winspear

Dallas and TITAS / DANCE UNBOUND once again host Ballet Hispánico on the company’s 50th anniversary tour at 8 p.m. on Friday, January 14, at the Winspear Opera House (2403 Flora St.). Offering a fascinating chemistry of Latin, classical and contemporary dance, each performance offers the audience the possibility of going on an adventure through a new choreography that incorporates moments of tradition. Tickets start at $ 12, available online.

Saturday January 15th

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Ryann Beckham and Beatrice Bond face off the eternal quest

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The eternal quest at the South Dallas Cultural Center

Cry Havoc Theater Company is a special company, and it’s pretty obvious when it comes to The eternal quest, enjoying last weekend on stage at the South Dallas Cultural Center (3400 S. Fitzhugh St.). The production is created by teens for their peers and a young audience and shines a light on the toolkit required by children in today’s world, the most important of which is resilience. The show also offers a glimpse into “chosen family” – that is, friends – and the importance of these and the relationships we build with ourselves. Buy tickets and learn more about Cry Havoc Season 2022 online.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE at Winspear
What do the names Tom Servo, Crow and GPC mean to you? If you said a prank about a sci-fi movie screening, then you are right. These are the cinephile robots of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and they come, along with host Emily Connor (played by Emily Marsh), for a live event to capture the magic (or maybe non-magic?) of the 1985s Contact. It’s a rare opportunity to see the riff perform right in front of you at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday January 15 at Winspear. Tickets start at $ 19.25, available online.

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Jamie Walters Celebrates New Exhibition at Kettle Art

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Life in motionn at the Kettle Art Gallery

Artist Jamie Walters (no, not the Beverly Hills, 90210 actor) has developed a habit in his career of donating his art to charity. La Maison de la Madeleine, the SPCA, Outlast Youth and others have all received donations from Walters’ work to raise funds through silent auctions. And now, Walters has the chance to celebrate his first solo show at Kettle Art (2650 Main Street) with an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 15. Life in motion is inspired by movement and each represents a particular experience. It seems fitting for Walters as she has helped a large number of organizations advance in her work. For more information, visit Kettle Art Online.

4 X Male at the main street gallery
There’s another artsy reception on Main Street, so make it a full night. This one is a real variety show. Or at least, the term “multimedia” has never been as legitimate as the 4 X Male exhibition at the Main Street Gallery (4418 Main Street), with a reception from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, January 15. The group exhibition features paintings by Tommy Dean, bone sculptures by Turner VanBlarcum, mixed media works by Allen VanBlarcum and magic and Crazy magazine-paintings inspired by Eddie Ruiz. The show runs until February 8.

Sunday January 16

Neil deGrasse Tyson at Winspear

You have known him since NOVA Science NOW. You know him for his passion for research on dwarf galaxies. You have known him since Cosmos: an odyssey of space and time. You know him as People magazineThe sexiest astrophysicist in the world in 2000. His name is Neil deGrasse Tyson, and he comes to Winspear at 7:30 pm on Saturday January 16, as part of the Hear Here lecture series to feast us on his “Search for Life in the Universe. ”It has 19 honorary doctorates and the Distinguished Public Service Medal from NASA, so once we can stop super-fading just by being in its orbit, we’ll be all ears. so be. Tickets start at $ 49, available online.

Monday January 17th

MLK Day Kids Art Camps at Oil and Cotton

Children have a day off to honor Martin Luther King Jr., and rightly so. But not all adults can spend their vacation, which can be a problem. Oil & Cotton (2313 Beatrice St.) has a few solutions through its MLK Art Camps. While out of school, children can participate in two different camps to create art “in response to its teachings, its way of life and its impact on our world.” In the school exit camp (9 a.m. to noon), children will set goals and work on communication, then in the intention and action camp (1 to 4 p.m.), children will learn what it means to establish an intention and to use an intention or guide word for the year. Both cost $ 50 and are suitable for ages 5 to 12. Register online.

Tuesday, January 18

Click to enlarge Hadestown opens in Dallas on Tuesday on its North American tour.  - T. CHARLES ERICKSON

Hadestown opens in Dallas Tuesday on its North American tour.

T. Charles Erickson

Hadestown opens at Winspear

Dallas Summer Musicals opens its next offering at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18 at Winspear, and it’s captivating: Hadestown. The musical steeped in myths features the interwoven stories of Orpheus and Eurydice and Hades and Persephone. Dramatic, romantic, passionate and lively, Rachel Chavkin’s Tony Award winner is a must-have for lovers of theater, music, dance and costume. It operates Tuesday through Sunday until January 30, and tickets are available online.

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