If you’re looking for the best things to do this weekend in Dallas, Collin County and beyond, look no further… here is the one list you need.
Alright, so we are always wake up from vacation and put your life in order only a little. But we’re also back to loving our Dallas and Collin County communities, and all they have to offer in terms of unique and inviting events. Really difficult; where else can you attend a distillery tasting, a ballet, and a gallery of carnivorous plants all in the same weekend?
So read on for the 10 best things to do this weekend in Dallas (and beyond), followed by even more of the best things to do this weekend.
2022 Dallas Area Train Show
When: January 15-16 (10 am-5pm Saturday and 10 am-4pm Sunday)
Or: Plano Event Center – 2000 East Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano
Following Info: www.dfwtrainshows.com
All aboard! Next up: the 2022 Dallas Area Train Show, North Texas’ largest model train experience.
Hosted by the North Texas Council of Railroad Clubs, this show offers attendees of all ages and skill levels an unforgettable experience. From layout displays, to model trains for sale, to a train race, this show will be a delight!
Admission is $ 10 at the door
Find out more about the show!
Carnivorous plant gallery
When: January 15, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Or: 405 Business Pkwy, Richardson
More information: www.texastriffidranch.com
Little shop, little horror shop (oddly cute)! Texas Triffid Ranch features the only known gallery of carnivorous plants in Dallas open to the public.
You will find unique and original enclosures containing a wide variety of carnivorous plants from all over the world. From Asian pitcher plants to South American pitcher plants, from sundews to butterworts, you’ll be amazed by some of the stories of these carnivores.
Entrance is free and masks compulsory.
Muscle car show
When: January 16, at 12 noon
Or: Gazeebo Burger, Plano
More information: www.monthlymuscle.com
The Monthly Muscle’s Car Show meets at the Gazeebo Burger in Plano. Grab a burger and fries, bring a friend or two, and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of classic cars that will be proudly on display. This show officially begins at 12 p.m., with awards ceremonies at 3:45 p.m.
The cost to attend is $ 20.
Sale-A-Brate at Eataly
When: Until February 6, 2022
Or: Eataly Dallas
More information: Click here!
In honor of Eataly’s 15th anniversary, throughout the month, shoppers can find hundreds of products with up to 50% off. To honor the occasion, Eataly Dallas presents its specialties with demonstrations, tastings, workshops and great offers every weekend in January!
Shop for wafers and crispy cookies from Loacker, ground coffee and whole beans from Lavazza, home and kitchen items from Bialetti and Guzzini.
Discover the FRIENDS experience (and sit on THE sofa!)
Or: The Willow Bend stores in Plano | 6121 W Park Blvd, Plano
When: Until January 17
Admission: Take your tickets here!
Hurry! It’s the last weekend of The AMIS experience to Plano! Prove you’re a real fan and get this Instagram-ready pic with your best friends (or your lobster).
This immersive experience takes place in the stores of Willow Bend. Take a ticket now!
Find out more about our knowledge of this exhibition and all it has to offer!
Deep Ellum Distillery: Tour and Tasting
When: January 15-16 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Or: Deep Ellum Distillery, Dallas
More information: Click here!
Deep Ellum Distillery offers a weekly tasting tour to familiarize Dallas people with the history and unique methods of the distillery that make it a landmark. You will be able to see where the whiskey wash is produced and see where they age their Irish style whiskey. Try their award-winning vodka for yourself. Take home a Deep Ellum Distillery glass… along with a bottle or two of something fun!
Tickets cost $ 15.
Hiking and Yoga at Oak Point Nature Reserve
When: January 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Or: Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, Plano
Following Info: Click here!
ExploreMore Landloper Jennifer Kimble will guide you through a time to reconnect with nature! This fun outdoor community event features family-friendly nature hike and yoga, introducing you to new people, building your confidence outdoors, and getting you moving!
You will practice standing yoga with the group for approximately 30 minutes. Then, after briefly talking about the ethics of the outdoors and hiking, you’ll embark on a 3-4 mile hike. Adventure awaits!
Tickets cost $ 25.
Plano Metropolitan Ballet presents: Aladdin
When: January 15
Or: Court Theater, Plano
More information: Click here!
Plano Metropolitan Ballet presents its annual fairytale ballet, Aladdin. Aladdin is a story of mystery and beauty. Join these incredible dancers with their original ballet choreography, dazzling costumes and a story of mystery and thrill. It’s a show that will be sure to please everyone!
All tickets cost $ 20 with reserved seats. Tickets are available for purchase at planometballet.org
Check out one of these Van Gogh exhibitions in Dallas!
Immersive Van Gogh brings 40 of the artist’s paintings to life from more than 400 licensed photos from the world’s most prestigious museums. The exhibition was created by Massimiliano Siccardi, whose work has fascinated more than 2 million people in Paris, and was recently featured in the Netflix series Emily in Paris.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a 20,000 square foot sound and light show featuring two-story projections of the artist’s most fascinating works. In addition to a spacious central space where the painter’s works extend from floor to ceiling, the experience includes separate galleries that chronicle his life, technique, and influence.
If the immersive dueling experiences weren’t confusing enough, a third Van Gogh exhibition, Van Gogh and the Olive Groves, has been announced by the Dallas Museum of Art, which will run through February 6, 2022. “Olive Groves “is the first exhibition devoted to the important series of olive groves of the legendary artist, carried out in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in the last year of his life.
Find out more about these different exhibitions!
Even more great things to do this weekend in Dallas and Collin County
Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster longs for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but it’s only when she unexpectedly becomes linked to the Tuck family that she gets more than she could have. ‘to imagine.
Jan 13-16, 2022 | Tickets here!
Willow Bend Center for the Arts
Cousins Maine Lobster – Food Truck
January 15 | Learn more!
Cork & Growler, Frisco
Plano Symphony Concert Series: From Carnivals to Fantasies
January 15 | Tickets here!
Eisemann Center, Richardson
Storytime for kids with House of Shine
This story hour invites children to engage their imaginations through characters from books, using their imaginations to apply the knowledge to their own lives.
January 16 | Learn more!
House of Shard, Grapevine
ACT Presents: “Broadway Forbidden”
Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in this hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to The Great White Way.
Until January 17, 2022 | Tickets here!
Art Center Theater, Plano
10 animatronic dinosaurs hide along a nature trail.
Until February 21, 2022 | hearmuseum.org/dinosaurs-live
Heard Museum, McKinney