Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend, Jan 5th – Jan 7th, 2018

Family Fun – Homemade Pasta

Sunday, January 7th, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Sur la Table at Park Village Southlake, 1151 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 340, Southlake

Form: https://www.surlatable.com/common/custContactUs.jsp

Phone: 800-243-0852

Enjoy some quality time in the kitchen with your family in this fun, hands-on class! Young chefs will work alongside parents to create fresh pasta from scratch. You’ll practice teamwork while learning to mix, roll, cut and cook pasta. The instructor will walk you through the steps for making a delicious homemade sauce. Plus, learn the secrets for transforming homemade custard into some of the best gelato you’ve ever tasted. Share your passion for cooking by creating a tasty meal—and precious memories—with your loved ones. This class is designed for children and adults to work and learn together. The recipes used in this class are geared toward younger learners so it’s perfect for your littles! The menu includes: Fresh pasta dough, Pappardelle with tomatoes, Italian sausage and parmesan, and Lemon mascarpone gelato. Tickets are $49.00 per person.

Winter Wonderland Sleepover

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 6:30 pm to Sunday, January 7th, 2018 at 8:00 am at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St, Dallas

Email: info@perotmuseum.org

Phone: 214-428-5555

Wear your festive pajamas, grab your sleeping bag, and get ready to “snore and explore” during the museum’s Winter Wonderland Sleepover. This whimsical overnight will offer exciting animals, science experiments, a screening of Disney’s Frozen, a Fire & Ice show, a dance party plus a winter wonderland-themed photo to take home. Activities include: building a Super Robot, Instant Snow, The Melting Snowman, Create a Snowflake, the Dallas Zoo Winter Show: a 30-minute interactive program that features winter animals from all around the world, a Winter Wonderland Photo Booth where you can strike a pose at the Green Screen Photo Booth with special Winter Wonderland theme backgrounds, a Fire & Ice Show where you can enjoy an explosive and entertaining auditorium show while you have a complementary late night snack, a Frost Bubbles experiment, and finally the Winter Dance Party where you can come limbo and dance with a special prehistoric friend! Admission is $40.00 per adult chaperones; $50.00 for children and requires an RSVP.

Star Party

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 – 30 Minutes After Sunset at Rafes Urban Astronomy Center, 2350 Tom Cole Rd, Denton

Email: astrolab@unt.edu

Phone: (940) 369-8213

The Rafes Urban Astronomy Center invites you to kick back and gaze at celestial bodies through telescopes, see the Hudson Planetwalk and learn about the night sky from University of North Texas staff members and students. Both you and the little ones will love staring up into the heavenly night sky, and finding your favorite constellations! Admission is $5.00 per person, and is free for kids 4 and younger. You can also opt for the Sky Theater / Star Party combo deal, which is $9.00 for adults, and $7.00 kids under 12.

First Fridays at the Farm

Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Nash Farm, 626 Ball St, Grapevine

Email: visitorinfo@grapevinetexasusa.com

Phone: (800) 457 – 6338

Grapevine’s Nash Farm will once again host the First Fridays at the Farm series. Daily life in Texas during the late 1800s required knowledge of a number of skills, methods and even recipes that will be demonstrated during the monthly sessions. Participants work alongside Nash Farm Hands to learn these heritage skills that can still be utilized in present day. The theme this Friday is “Preparing for the Fall”. Admission is $3.00 per person.

Animal Science

Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Oliver Nature Park, 1650 Matlock Rd, Mansfield

Email: olivernaturepark@mansfieldtexas.gov

Phone: 817-804-5789

Have you ever wondered how an animal’s adaptations help them to survive, find their food, and make their homes? Join this class all about animals to help create puzzles for the park’s Wildlife Ambassadors that test their sense of smell! Your little ecologist is sure to enjoy this incredibly fun and informative educational experience. Don’t miss out! Admission is $7.00 for members, and $9.00 for non-members.

Disco Kids

Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM at It’ll Do Dallas, 4322 Elm St, Dallas

Email: discokidsdallas@gmail.com

Phone: (214) 695-5947

We’re bringing disco back, and it’s groovier than ever, baby. Bring out the kids to dance at a real nightclub in East Dallas for this family-friendly event with kids behind the DJ booth. Get snacks from a food truck, snap pictures at the photo van and get a face painting! The concession stand will be open with lots of glowing goodies, drinks and snacks, and yes, the bar will be open for an adult beverage or two. Admission is $5.00 per kid; free for adults.

Elves Workshop

Friday, January 5th, 2018 through Sunday, January 7th, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at NRH Centre, 6000 Hawk Ave, North Richland Hills

Form: http://nrhtx.com/directory.aspx

Phone: 817-427-6600

This weekend, you still have a little bit of time to celebrate the holiday season with singing, crafts, cookie decorating and games galore! This glorious Christmas representation of Santa’s workshop is filled with jolly elves, presents, and all sorts of great holiday fun for your kids to get into. This event is geared for kids ages 3 to 6. Be sure to register in advance at the NRH Centre. Admission is $18.00 per child.

Holiday Camp

Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Adventure Kids Playcare, 5915 Forest Ln, Dallas

Email: northdallas@adventurekidsplaycare.com

Phone: 214-295-5877

Your kids can enjoy learning and laughter at our Pre-school and School-age day camps! This Friday is all about “Silly Science” where your little mad scientists can experiment with all kinds of super weird creations.The camp runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day with before and after care available. You can opt for a single day, or you can sign up for a week of camp to receive a special rate or ask about our daily rates. There’s also a sibling discount available. Lunch is served from noon to 1:00 pm for only $4.00. Please call for pricing.

Hercules – The Melodrama

Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm at Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas

Email: pst@dallas.net

Phone: (214) 821-1860

This is Hercules like you’ve never seen him. Or ever wanted to see him, for that matter. In his twilight years, Hercules has another chance at romance and adventure when he is sent to stop an evil queen and her son from stealing the most valuable treasure of them all! This is yet another one of the Pocket Sandwich Theatre’s popcorn tossing melodramas and is our spoof of sword and sandal epics. Will Hercules stop the evil sorceress? Will he defeat the Minotaur? Will he save the Thesaurus Olympus? Boo, hiss, throw popcorn, and have a blast! This performance is rated PG13. Tickets are $20.00 per person.

Post-Holiday Creative Day Camp

Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Arts Mission Oak Cliff, 410 S. Windomere, Dallas

Email: anastasia@artsmissionoc.com

Phone: (214) 808-0975

Bring your kids over to the Arts Mission Oak Cliff to spend each day in creative ways: building forts and obstacle courses, reading, writing, and creating new stories, playing board and theatre games, crafting, coloring, exploring, dancing, snacking, jamming, and more! They have a super talented staff that will keep your kiddos entertained and engaged all day with loads of fun. This camp is open to K-6th Graders. Please remember to bring a sack lunch. Admission is $50.00 per day.

West African Drum Circle

Sunday, January 7th, 2018 at 5:00 pm at Unity On Greenville, 3425 Greenville Ave, Dallas

Email: kimdoria@dallasunity.org

Phone: (214) 826-5683

Hadi Jawad leads a lively drum circle at Unity on Greenville as part of the Weekend Reboot Series on the first Sunday of each month! Get ready to find the beat and enjoy the rhythmic drumming of a group drum circle. Meet in the upstairs gathering space. Bring a djembe to play if you have one! There is a $10.00 requested donation.

Family Experiments

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas

Email: info@klydewarrenpark.org

Phone: 214-716-4500

Science is closer than you think! On the first Saturday of the month, families can join educators from the Perot Museum for fun family experiments at Klyde Warren Park. Each month will feature a new topic with hands-on investigation and experimentation. Activities are subject to cancellation or change due to inclement weather. This session is all about Polymers! Kids will make snow out of simple polymers, which is pretty awesome considering the lack of snow around these parts. This stuff feels just like the real thing! This event is free to attend.

ISD Holiday Camp

Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm at T. Boone Pickens YMCA, 601 N Akard St, Dallas

Email: cklein@ymcadallas.org

Phone: 214-954-0500

Not sure what to do with your brood of exhausting heathens this winter holiday? How about a camp to keep them busy! The YMCA hosts a great winter camp that are available on days when schools may be closed or teacher in-service days. Get the kids out of your hair and give them a chance to have some major fun all at the same time. These camps are offered in select locations and pre-registration and payment is required. Admission is $30.00 per day.

Pottery Workshop

Sunday, January 7th, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm at North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Road, Dallas

Form: http://www.nhg.com/contact-us/

Phone: (214) 363-5316

Everyone wants to work with clay – especially after watching “Ghost”. No matter experiences in other media, there’s something about the ancient quality of hand touching earth and making it into art! Artist Dee Mayes returns as your guide in our latest Gallery workshop. You’ll learn several types of clay construction to make your choice of a coiled clay vessel or a sculpture of your own design, ideal for inside or the garden. Come join us for a delightful afternoon working in this fun medium and meeting new friends. After being taken to dry and bisque fired, you will pick your piece up at NHG. You may stain your work before you leave the class or leave it plain for painting with acrylics after firing. Admission is $65.00 per person and all supplies are included. Bring an apron if you so desire.

Stories and More!

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park, 3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas

Email: contact@texasdiscoverygardens.org

Phone: (214) 428-7476

Join the butterflies for story time! They make crafts, read a book, meet special friends and enjoy themed snacks. Ticket price includes admission to the Butterfly House and the Gardens. Stories and More is appropriate for toddlers, but older siblings are welcome! The fun continues after Stories and More during the Noon Butterfly Release in the Tropical Butterfly House. Admission is $3.00 to $8.00 depending on the age of the child, and $8.00 for adults.


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