Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend: January 6-8

Let’s get right to it:


I’ll start by noting that if you still want to go to the game out in Arlington that’s not really the Cotton Bowl, there are tickets available online. And if you’re a fan of Anderson Cooper’s favorite “comedian,” she’s in town too.

Those who prefer a higher brow evening should hit the First Friday at the Modern in Fort Worth. I know, I know, it’s such a long drive to get to Cowtown, but where else are you going to be able to enjoy cocktails, dinner, jazz by the group Outer Circles, a docent-led tour of the museum galleries, plus a movie about the Shakespeare of Germany, Young Goethe in Love?  Yep, nowhere else.


Your last chance to see the Dallas Symphony Orchestra perform Philip Glass’ American Four Seasons and pieces by Mikhail Glinka and Tchaikovsky is on Saturday night. The DSO needs, and deserves, your support.

If you’re not musically inclined, WaterTower Theatre is opening its production of The Diary of Anne Frank this weekend. That’s a story I hope never to see as a musical.


There are great options for entertaining the small people who may live in your home as well. I’d drag my kids (if I had any) to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History to see the exhibit on George Washington. Last year I read Joseph Ellis’ biography of our first president, His Excellency, George Washington, and finished the book with a much greater esteem for the man than I’d ever had before. He ranks as one of our more underrated presidents, not like that weasel Jefferson.

But if you give your children the option of visiting animatronic dinosaurs at the Heard Museum in McKinney instead, then I wouldn’t expect them to be begging you at the end of the day for a visit to Mount Vernon.

Other things to do in Dallas this weekend here.