20 Things to do in Dallas this February

It may be the shortest month of the year, but there's never of shortage of activities happening in Dallas.

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 By Ashley Turner

1. Start the month off right seeing the Dallas Mavericks or Dallas Stars game this month at the American Airlines Center. Or check out Lana Del Rey in concert on Feb. 8.

2. Head to the Nasher Sculpture Center for Target First Saturdays on Feb. 3. This event is free and will focus on architecture-themed programming with fun family activities like an art scavenger hunt, story time and yoga in the garden.

3. Stick with your New Year's resolutions of working out and sign up to for the Dallas Hot Chocolate 15K/5K Race on Feb. 3 in Fair Park.

4. Celebrate Black History Month with a free showing of an award winning movie on Feb. 3 at the Erik Jonsson Central Library. The movie will highlight pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement.

5. Enjoy a night of drinking at the Cedar Springs Wednesday Night Wine Walk on Feb. 7, beginning at the Round-Up Saloon.

6. Make a trip to the the new Toyota Music Factoryto see a show, have a drink and dine at one of the many restaurants. The performance lineup this month includes Barry Manilow, Abba Mania, G-Eazy and more.

7. Don't miss the 4th annual DFW Asian Film Festival on Feb. 8-11. The festival will present world, U.S. and Texas premieres of features, shorts and documentaries, exploring issues that affect South Asians living and working in America.

8. See an thrilling live motorsport show at Monster Jam on Feb. 10 at AT&T Stadium.

9. Discover gadgets and gizmos at this month's Discovery Days at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science on Feb. 10. Kids will create circuits, program robots, build inventions and learn about coding.

10. Celebrate Mardi Gras in Dallas at the Oak Cliff Mardi Gras parade on Feb. 10., then get dressed up for the Krewe de Etoile Masquerade Ball happening that night. Or attend Mardi Gras Texas Style on Feb. 11, a music festival showcasing the biggest names in country.

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12. Enjoy a cultural dance performance by the Dallas Black Dance Theatre on Feb. 16-18 at the Wyly Theatre. The Cultural Awareness Series will showcase dance, poetry and a brass band to honor the 12-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

13. Head to Klyde Warren Park for the Chinese New Year Festival on Feb. 17. Since 2018 is the Year of the Dog, the festival will have plenty of dog-friendly activities like puppy portraits and pampering.

14. Visit the Dallas Museum of Art to see the Hopi Visions exhibit and engage in the Exhibition Talk on Feb. 22. The talk will discuss the exhibition and the rich history of Hopi art from antiquity to the present.

15. See some of the best cheerleaders and dancers in the world at the NCA All-Star Competition on Feb. 23-25 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

16. See Dallas' own Erykah Badu perform at the Bomb Factory for her annual birthday celebration on Feb. 23.

17. Enjoy a performance by the cast of Dancing with the Stars during their tour stop in Dallas. Broadway star Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz from the hit 2000s sitcom Malcolm in the Middle join the cast of the ABC hit show on Feb. 23 at Music Hall at Fair Park.

18. Walk through the gardens at the Dallas Arboretum for Dallas Blooms, opening on Feb. 24. This year's festivals theme is "World of Flowers," which will highlight florals from different regions of the world.

19. Stop by the Dallas Museum of Art to see Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins exhibit before it leaves on Feb. 25.

20. Take a trip with the family to the Dallas Zoo for Penguin Days through Feb. 28. Enjoy $7 admission and fun indoor learning areas throughout the zoo.

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