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How to enjoy local arts, culture, food, fitness, and more while practicing social distancing.

Things To Do This Week: January 25 – January 27

Monday, Jan. 25

Test how well you’ve been keeping up with Netflix’s hit original, Bridgerton, at Trinity Cider’s Bridgerton trivia series. There will be cider and prizes when you show up with your team by 7 p.m.. Tickets are $15 per person and teams can have no more than six people to abide by social distancing. Bring your own food. Dogs are welcome.

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Dallas artist Ja’Tovia Gary and Dallas Museum of Art curator Vivian Crockett discuss Gary’s recent work in a virtual lunchtime talk. Gary is an artist and film maker and her latest piece, The Giverny Suite, is a 41 minute, three-channel video installation. Registration is free but required for access to the online event.

Breathing and meditation coach Christine Lu Singh is guiding an online workshop focused on healing through breath and the Japanese technique, Reiki. The event is free to register and runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m..

Watch artist Leidy Churchman in conversation with art critic and writer Johanna Fateman with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s online presentation. Churchman will discuss her work featured in the Modern’s Focus: Leidy Churchman, which is on view until March 21. The talk is free to register for and goes from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m..

Wednesday, Jan. 27

Tune in to the Dallas Museum of Art’s virtual discussion with author Charles Yu and Dr. Dennis Kratz this Wednesday. Yu discusses his latest novel, Interior Chinatown, which won the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction. Tickets start at $10 for access to the virtual event.

Amon Carter Museum Members can access a very special Art and Food Pairing with Molly McCook, executive chef at Ellerbe Fine Foods. The virtual event will showcase three great recipes with wine pairings, and the tasting kit can be picked up for $49 a person. Registration is free but required.

The Nasher. Photo by Andreas Praefcke

Recurring Things To Do

While restaurants, movie theaters, museums, and other local businesses have reopened with limited capacities, we’re still very much in the midst of an infectious outbreak. Medical experts recommend that we continue to practice social distancing and wear masks vigilantly. 

For other new and notable exhibitions, performances, and events around town this month, check out 14 Things You Must Do This January In Dallas.

For the month of January, the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth is offering a free program for families with children on the autism spectrum. With Virtual Sensory Explorations, learn as a family about horses and local cowboys and make art with guided tutorials. Materials will be provided in an art kit available for pick up on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register online to secure your spot and a kit.

The Texas Theater, in Oak Cliff.

Texas Theater is now streaming a seven-film retrospective from the mind of Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai. The director’s dreamy style was characterized by oversaturated color and nonlinear storytelling. You can access any of the films that revolutionized cinema for $30 on Texas Theater’s website or get a series pass for $70. Once purchased, the works can be streamed for 30 days.

Inspired by New York’s extravagant department store windows, Mockingbird Station is featuring festive window displays for patrons as they shop. The Snow Place Like Mocking Bird Station experience runs through January 5 and includes a Toy Drive partnered with Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.

Holiday tea is a fabulous seasonal tradition in town. We rounded up some of our favorites, like The Adolphus and the Dallas Arboretum, here.

At the Dallas Museum of Art, you’ll want to reserve a ticket for the special exhibition, For a Dreamer of Houses. The immersive exhibition explores the significance of the spaces we inhabit–something that’s taken on a new meaning in the months since the show opened in March. Read Trace Miller’s review here

Theaters like Alamo Drafthouse and Cinemark have reopened, but there are also a bunch of new drive-in theaters around town to facilitate socially distant movie nights. Find where to watch a drive-in movie in Dallas here.

 

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