Celine Dion on the Courage World Tour via the artist's Facebook page. Photo by Brian Purnell.

Arts & Entertainment

The 20 Best Events in Dallas This February

Oprah, Celine Dion, Miranda Lambert, Minefaire, the Harlem Globetrotters, and more.

Oprah Winfrey | Feb. 15, 9 a.m. | American Airlines Center 

Now that it’s February, another year’s worth of ambitious resolutions are starting to fade from sight. Enter Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour, a daylong workshop presented with Weight Watchers that’s intended to send you out of American Airlines Center and on a path to living your best life. It starts with a pre-show dance party with early morning fitness craze Daybreaker. After mapping out a 2020 action plan, you’ll hear from motivational speakers and wellness experts. Weight Watchers will provide a boxed lunch to sustain you through this marathon of a day. Once you’re fueled up, Julianne Hough will stop by for Kinrgy, her intense dance-driven cardio program. Finally, after you’ve sweated out the failures of your old self, you’ll enjoy a conversation between Oprah and Tracee Ellis Ross. One might even say you had a conversation with Oprah and Tracee. You’ll exit the arena with a newfound sense of self and (probably) a tote bag filled with swag from sponsors Degree and Vaseline. You’re a new person. You get a fresh start! You get a fresh start! You get a fresh start! Everybody gets a fresh start!

Celine Dion | Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. | American Airlines Center

After taking a hiatus following personal tragedy, Dion’s latest album, Courage, is a triumphant return to pop. So, yes, you could say that all it took to send the powerful Canadian siren on her first world tour in over a decade was a little Courage.

Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon & Fashion Show | Feb. 5, 10 a.m. | Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual luncheon shows off the hottest spring fashions on the runway while raising vital funds for blood cancer research and patient support. The 36th annual event is chaired by Nikki Webb.

Trolls Live | Feb. 7–9 | The Theatre at Grand Prairie

DreamWorks’ beloved Trolls are marching into Dallas for a colorful and funky live show. They sing, they dance, they avoid a near catastrophe involving the “hourly hug tradition.” You won’t find trolls this fascinating anywhere else outside of Twitter.

Jackie Schimmel: The Bitch Bible Live | Feb. 7, 8 p.m. | Canton Hall

If you like pop culture, millennials, reality TV, and uncensored trash-talking, you’ll love The Bitch Bible. Jackie Schimmel is bringing her popular, cheeky blog-turned-podcast live to theaters across America.

Little Women | Feb. 8–Mar. 1 | Kalita Humphreys Theater

Playwright Kate Hamill and Dallas Theater Center breathe new life into Louisa May Alcott’s classic coming-of-age novel about a group of sisters trying to reconcile their dreams with society’s rigid expectations of women.

The New Pornographers | Feb. 8, 8 p.m. | Canton Hall

Last year’s In the Morse Code of Brake Lights showed a major shift in the longstanding Canadian rock band. With A.C. Newman taking over as sole songwriter and producer, the album has a darker, more stripped-down sound. Don’t worry, though: we’re sure they’ll still play “Challengers.”

Camila | Feb. 8, 8 p.m. | The Bomb Factory

Mexican pop-rock group Camila is touring in support of its fourth studio album, Hacia Adentro. This is the second record the band has released as a duo (Mario Domm and Pablo Hurtado) since founding member Samo’s departure in 2013.

Miranda Lambert | Feb. 8, 7 p.m. | American Airlines Center

The Longview native and nine-time winner of ACM’s Female Vocalist of the Year award has only risen in stature since her split from Blake Shelton, releasing a couple of chart-topping albums and reuniting her band the Pistol Annies.

Mark Dion | Feb. 8–May 17 | Amon Carter

For two years, Dion retraced the footsteps of 19th-century explorers in Texas, learning the sprawling territory and gathering souvenirs along the way. The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion represents his findings, an array of curiosities, paintings, and archival materials from the museum’s collection.

Dermot Kennedy | Feb. 11, 8 p.m. | South Side Ballroom

KXT 91.7 presents Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy, the 27-year-old rising star behind “Outnumbered.” Having released his debut studio album, Without Fear, in October, he’s set to have a breakout year in 2020.

The Elements | Feb. 13–15 | Hamon Hall

American Baroque Opera Co. and Ballet Dallas present an unusual pairing of modern, progressive dance with rarely heard baroque music borrowed from composers Jean- Fery Rebel and Richard Delalande.

North Texas Comic Book Show | Feb. 15 & 16 | Irving Convention Center

This event brings all the fun of bigger comic cons without the overwhelming crowds and sky-high ticket prices. You can meet your favorite artists; discover new, under-the-radar gems; and do a little cosplay.

Indigo Girls | Feb. 21–23 | Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center 

More than 20 years after releasing their self-titled debut, folksy duo Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are still rocking out together. Recently, as they will do here, the Indigo Girls have been touring the country to perform their greatest hits alongside symphony orchestras.

Harlem Globetrotters | Feb. 22, 2 & 7 p.m. | American Airlines Center

Basketball’s greatest tricksters are coming to town with an all-new tour featuring mind-blowing stunts, impressive dunks, hilarious bits, and an attempt to crush a world record. Tickets are cheaper than a Mavs game and the kids will love it. Cue the whistling theme song.

Genesis Young Leaders Masquerade | Feb. 22, 8 p.m. | Sixty Five Hundred

Genesis Young Leaders’ Seventh Annual Masquerade is themed Midnight in Monte Carlo, with French flair, casino games, dancing, and live music by the Georgia Bridgwater Orchestra. The event benefits Genesis Women’s Shelter.

Thrice | Feb. 22, 7 p.m. | House of Blues

The alt-rock heyday of the early aughts is long gone, but Thrice rose like a beanie-wearing phoenix from the ashes when it reunited in 2015. The band departed from its usual sound on 2018’s Palms, which references a wider range of influences.

Minefaire | Feb. 22 & 23 | Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center 

The biggest Minecraft fan event in the country hits Dallas this month, bringing top gamers and YouTubers, costume contests, workshops (there are even Global Minecraft Mentors), VR experiences, merch, photo ops, and a whole Lego Minecraft setup.

Aging Mind Foundation Gala | Feb. 29, 6:30 p.m. | The Joule

Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is the only leading cause of death on the rise? Alzheimer’s research is more crucial now than ever—and this year’s AMF gala benefits Columbia University Medical Center’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, a leader in the field.

Barry X Ball | Through Apr. 19 | Nasher Sculpture Center

The American artist’s first major U.S. museum survey, “Barry X Ball: Remaking Sculpture,” explores how he’s pushed the boundaries of sculpture by working with innovative technology, unorthodox materials, and traditional techniques.


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