Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Best Events in Dallas for January 2014

Dear readers,

It's out with the old and in with a brand new year. If you are one of those people who always makes a list of Resolutions, I encourage you to add this one to your list:  Get out and explore the city of Dallas!  From family events to festivals, new restaurants to breweries, stage productions to live music shows this city has something for everyone.

love, Cynthia

January 10
The Fashionistas Fashion Fridays featuring collections from Becky Hollands and Le'Venity

Join The Fashionistas for the first Fashion Fridays Event of the year on Friday, January 10 from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM at Fedora Dallas in One Arts Plaza, 1722, Routh St. Dallas, TX 75201. This cocktail mixer will feature collections from local fashion designers Becky Hollands and Le'Venity.  The Fashionistas are bringing you high fashion without the high ticket prices, all you have to do is RSVP and you will be allowed in at no cost. In addition, they are offering membership into THE FASHIONISTAS for $50 (normally $75) if you enroll at the event. RSVP to REPLY@THEFASHIONISTAS.ORG

January 11
PIXAR in concert at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

From the Toy Story trilogy to The Incredibles and UP, Pixar has forever impacted filmmaking and given audiences of all ages some of the most beloved characters in cinematic history. Now, for the first time ever, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Pixar in Concert, with visually stunning clips and memorable scores from each Disney/Pixar movie. Come experience Pixar film music as you never have before! Come dressed as your favorite character before each Pixar performance and win cool prizes at our costume contest!  You can choose from two performances: 11am and 7pm. Tickets start at $26 and can be purchased online at

January 18
Artopia presented by the Dallas Observer

The Dallas Observer will host the 4th Annual Artopia on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 8PM-11PM at 333 First Avenue. Artopia will be an evening of culture, fashion, art, music and food. Entertainment includes musical entertainment, fashion shows, live dance performances and more! It’s an event with a cause as the Observer is awarding local artists with monetary grants for service to the Arts and the Community.

These individuals were chosen from a panel of local cultural denizens, philanthropists and community-organizers. Dallas Observer will donate over $6,000 in grants to our Mastermind Awards winners. Ticket prices include complimentary food, wine, cocktail and beer sampling. This event is 21+ only. Use the code OHSOCYNTHIA and save $10 off the price of admission. Tickets start at $50 and are available online at

January 30
Soup's On 2014

This year, the 6th Annual Soup’s On! Luncheon will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Omni Hotel in Dallas. The reception and The Stewpot art sale and auction will start at 11:00 a.m. The luncheon will be held at 12:00 p.m. and feature keynote speaker Liz Murray, author of Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey From Homeless to Harvard. 

Self and complimentary valet parking will be provided on the southeast side of the hotel at 555 South Lamar, Dallas, Texas 75202.
 The event benefits The Stewpot, one of Dallas’ most essential lifesaving nonprofits helping the homeless and at-risk families rebuild their lives. Tickets start at $150 and can be purchased at

January 31
Fashion and Flea

Fashion and Flea and Record Flea in Grapevine is the area’s source for urban-style market finds. Owned, operated and curated by the producers of the Dallas Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show and Vintage Garage Chicago, you’ll find only items that are vintage, antique, locally produced or hand-crafted at Fashion and Flea.

Items for sale are local, sustainable and green. These items include furniture, decor, housewares, clothing and jewelry, electronics, games, toys, records, cds, ephemera, signs and more. They are sold by independent merchants and your purchases support their small businesses and families. This event will take place at 3:00pm on January 31 and 6pm on February 1 at the Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 South Main Street,  Grapevine, TX 76051,