Best Things to Do in Dallas, Jan.5 – Jan.5. 12
Wednesday January 5
Canvas & Silk and Image and identity at the meadows museum
There has long been a relationship between fine art and fashion. For Canvas and silk: historic fashion at the Museo del Traje in Madrid, the Meadows Museum (5900 Bishop Ave.) features historic clothing, including shoes and jewelry, as well as complete sets to show artistic connections and how reality is translated through the artist’s eye. Tickets cost $ 4 to $ 12 for non-members and entry is timed, so reserve yours through Eventbrite. In parallel, a free exhibition – Image and identity: Mexican fashion in the modern era – in the galleries on the first floor, presents Mexican fashion through photographs, prints, books and more from the collections of the Meadows Museum and the DeGolyer Library. See both in one visit; they both close on January 9.
Thursday January 6
There’s no place like monochrome for the holiday pop-up at Gaston Dallas
Chef Margaret Alvis is passionate about pop-ups. A pro behind the pass since 2014, she started hosting pop-ups in 2016, each with themes that challenged her creative mind and palate. She based menus around heart shapes and heart meat and a celebration of Pisces all about seafood. This time it’s all about color. Each dish is monochrome in shades of green, red, yellow, orange, black and white. The event also features the works of local artists, so you don’t have to feel guilty about eating the artwork off your plate. With seating at 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at Gaston Dallas (4802 Gaston Ave.), the BYOB event costs $ 110 per person. Email the chef to inquire about available seats and keep an eye on his Instagram account for upcoming pop-ups. (Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, after all.)
Anila Quayyum Agha: A beautiful despair at the Amon Carter Museum
There are a few “must-see before he’s gone” events this week and that of Anila Quayyum Agha A beautiful despair at the Amon Carter Museum (3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth) is one of them. Many exhibits have been overshadowed by the hustle and bustle of the holidays and the attractions in mistletoe, so we’re passionate about getting people to these few before they close. A beautiful despair is immersive and beautiful and impactful. It centers the experience of a Pakistani-American woman in a barrier-breaking presentation that appeals to everyone. It’s a specific site for Amon Carter, and Agha has created cut steel sculptures that come to life with just one light. The play of light and shadow weaves materials, messages and the modern contemporary with the traditional in a captivating way. Be a part of the art before it closes on January 9. Admission is free, details are online.
Friday January 7
DSO presents Ravel + Urioste at Meyerson Symphony Hall
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has been serving up some fabulous programs, and the one arriving at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 7 is sure not to be outdone. Not only do you get three pieces by Ravel, including his most famous and beloved Bolero, but you also get the exquisite Elena Urioste performing Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s “Violin Concerto”. Tickets are $ 34 to $ 168, available online. Additional performances take place on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Saturday January 8
The Spirit of Radio: A Historic Celebration of FM Band in Dallas at the Kessler Theater
In Dallas, there is a special breed of person who is both an artist and a historian: those who adorn the airwaves. DJs, station managers, program directors and hitmakers all have a taste of what’s to come and what was. And Dallas has some real champions ready to turn some wisdom around. At 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 8, meet at Kessler (1230 W. Davis St.) for The Spirit of Radio: A Historical Celebration of the FM Band in Dallas. Robert Wilonsky (who has just hosted a particularly stellar year of his Christmas Music Spectacular on Sportsradio 96.7 and 1310 the Ticket) hosts two round tables featuring local radio greats, including George Gimarc, Mike Rhyner, Ira Lipson, Shaggy , Bobby Patterson, Amy Miller and others. . The event kicks off with a video presentation by Michael “Wildcard” Wilson of THE ZOO Classic Rock Experience. Tickets start at $ 22 and are available on Prekindle.
Presence at the Pencil on Paper gallery
We’re an incredibly excited local artist – painter, designer, muralist, photographer, director and the list goes on – Jeremy Biggers is opening a solo exhibition from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. this Saturday, January 8 at the Pencil on Paper Gallery (4755 Algiers St.). Presence, a series of new works by Biggers, addresses the pervasive and damaging myth of the “absent black father”. The power of Biggers’ work is a tricky thing. Because he’s so good at realism, it’s easy to think you’ve been drawn to faces or an expression or even the position of a hand or a lip (and sometimes it is), but it’s also known for skillfully adding accessible graphics. elements that entice you to consider order, symmetry, or even shadow when you really absorb a comment much larger than a gallery can fit. Find out more on Pencil on Paper via the website and keep an eye out for Biggers on Instagram or its website.
Cambodian Street Food 37th Anniversary Fundraiser at Cambodian Buddhist Temple in Dallas
This is not just a festival of Cambodian street food – which would be worthy of a bit of excitement – but also the celebration of the 37th anniversary of the Cambodian Buddhist Temple in Dallas (5701 Crystal Lake Blvd. ). Proceeds and market / fundraising donations will benefit Selepak Khmer Angkor, temple cultural program and performing arts troupe. Enjoy a variety of traditional Cambodian food and drinks, live music from the Samaun Band, social dances, and a ribbon cutting for the new temple dance school building. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, January 8 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Food vendors only accept cash. Learn more on Facebook.
Sunday January 9
Oak Cliff Tweed Bike Ride at Fair Park Station
Come on, great Dallas weather, give us a nice cool Sunday lunchtime, as we have a date to put our finest styles of two-wheeled tweed around our beautiful city. It’s time for Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s Tweed Ride 2022. It starts at the main entrance of Fair Park and runs through Deep Ellum and Downtown at a moderate pace, perfect for some historical trivia and a group photo. Then it continues to Bishop Arts, where you and a group can return to Fair Park at any time. Round trip is approximately 12 miles, and participation is free. And don’t worry, if tweed isn’t in your wardrobe, vintage and wintry colors are encouraged. Learn more on Facebook.
Point, line, plane: the William Jordan and Robert Brownlee legacy closing day at the Dallas Museum of Art
This is another opportunity not to be missed. The Dallas Museum of Art (1717 N. Harwood St.) is set to close an absolutely breathtaking exhibit on Sunday January 9, and you would be lost if you didn’t see it. The nearly 70 selections offered in Point, plane line come from a donation to DMA from the estate of art historian, administrator of DMA, founding director of the Meadows Museum and former deputy director and chief curator of the Kimbell Art Museum William B Jordan and her husband, Robert Dean Brownlee . It’s both understated and breathtaking, moody and exciting. From paper to sculpture, the exhibition includes pieces by Degas, Dalí, Rauschenberg, Pollock and others. Admission is free, so see it before it disappears. More details are online.
Monday January 10
Discussion on Monday movies in theaters: Sobibor (2018) at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
As Holocaust Remembrance Day approaches, there are several opportunities to explore the art on the subject. The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum offers discussions of Monday films in theaters and this week’s focus is on the 2018s Sobibor. The film explores the 1943 uprising at the Sobibór extermination camp (which is different from a concentration camp, and horribly as the name suggests) in Poland, organized and led by Russian prisoner Alexander Pechersky. The revolt was a huge risk but ultimately freed around 300 prisoners. The discussion is a free virtual event and participants will receive a Zoom link one hour before. You are encouraged to watch Sobibor before the discussion. Book your “admission” online.