Although the weather has been hot and cold, 2023 has definitely started to heat up on the world events side. This weekend in and around Dallas will feature two well-known comedians, two orchestra concerts, two new local theater productions, two notable art exhibit closings and more.
Below are the best ways to spend your precious free time this weekend. Do you want more options? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the best events in the city.
Thursday, January 12
Noel Miller: everything is fucked up
Noel Miller’s biting one-liners and topical social commentary have made him a force to be reckoned with in the world of comedy. In addition to starring in popular YouTube series that’s cringeand comedy + podcast duo Tiny Meat Gang with fellow comedian Cody Ko, Miller has created hit series of his own, including its format around the hit British reality show. love island. He will perform at the Majestic Theatre.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents “Sibelius Symphony No. 2”
solemn prelude, a recently discovered lost work by Afro-English composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, opens this concert by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Pianist Paul Lewis will perform solo on Grieg Concerto in A minor for piano and orchestraand the concerto closes with that of Sibelius symphony no 2. Conducted by Ryan Bancroft, there will be performances on both Thursday and Friday at the Meyerson Symphony Center.
Rover Dramawerks Presents Four weddings and an Elvis
Anything can happen at a Las Vegas wedding chapel…and it does! From a couple getting married by the King himself as payback for their exes, to arrogant aging stars getting married as a publicity stunt, to a ceremony that really needs to be done before the police arrive, to the owner’s nuptials. the wedding chapel , what happens in Las Vegas… it’s hilarious! Production will run through January 28 at the Cox Building Playhouse in Plano.
Arts Mission Oak Cliff Presents Cabaret
In collaboration with Arts Mission Oak Cliff, Brian Harden, Oak Cliff resident and founder of The Lost Boy Presents, brings a contemporary interpretation of Cabaret Reflecting the sanctity of the Kit Kat Club, AMOC’s historic sanctuary provides an immersive and intimate setting for the show’s historically relevant and politically provocative narrative set in 1931 Berlin. As the romances in this modern iteration of the Broadway classic unfold, so does the rising tide to suppress individuality and increase conformity to the Nazi ideal. Production will run until January 21.
Friday, January 13
Jeff Dunham: not canceled yet
Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is a comedy superstar, with a career that has included broadcast specials, world tours, and a best-selling autobiography. Dunham’s new one-hour Comedy Central special, I the peoplepremiered on November 25, 2022. Dunham and his cast of characters will perform at the American Airlines Center as part of his “Still Not Cancelled” North American tour.
TITAS/Dance Unbound presents the work of Hamid Rahmanian song of the north
by Hamid Rahmanian song of the north, making its Texas debut, is a magical evening of large-scale shadow puppetry that transports audiences to ancient worlds filled with color, history, and stunning imagery. An inspiring epic from ancient Persia comes to life in the multidisciplinary show created through shadow puppetry, projected animation, music, movement, and theatre. There will be performances on Friday and Saturday.
Saturday, January 14
Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus presents The Wonderful Wizardry of Harry Potter
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the US publication of JK Rowling’s first installment of her iconic Harry Potter series, the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Chorus presents The wonderful wizardry of Harry Potter. The evening will feature a family-friendly collection of music designed to celebrate the magic of storytelling, including music from Harry Potterthe Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Ringsand the chronicles of Narniaas well as famous classics such as The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Y The Firebird Suite. The concert takes place at the Lowery Auditorium in Allen.
Sunday, January 15
Dallas Museum of Art presents closing session of “Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form”
Sunday will be the last day to see “Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form” at the Dallas Museum of Art, the museum’s first retrospective of Medellín, an influential Mexican-American artist and teacher whose work helped shape the art scene. Texas for six decades. . Medellín was a noted sculptor who mastered a wide range of media, engaging with modernist trends both in his native Mexico and in the United States.
Nasher Sculpture Center presents Matthew Ronay: “The Crack, the Swell, an Earth, an Ode” closing day
Sunday will also be the last day to see Matthew Ronay’s “The Crack, the Swell, an Earth, an Ode” at the Nasher Sculpture Center. The Brooklyn-based artist expanded the scale of his work to create his largest and most ambitious sculpture to date, “The Crack, the Swell, an Earth, an Ode,” a 23-foot-long sculpture that offers a comprehensive introduction to Ronay’s work. surreal worlds and the various creatures that inhabit them.
Dallas Opera presents Titus Family Recital: Ying Fang
If you love the sound of an exquisitely beautiful voice and the emotion that only a true artist can express, then you must listen to Ying Fang. On the cusp of a brilliant career, she has wowed audiences at the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Salzburg Festival and more. She will perform at the Winspear Opera House.