10 Things to do in Dallas this weekend of January 5 include Monster Truck Wars, Emo Night Tour & More!

9 Things to do in Dallas this weekend of January 5 include Monster Truck Wars, Emo Night Tour and more!

Our top picks for things to do in Dallas this weekend of January 5 include the Monster Truck Wars, The Emo Night Tour, National Tempura Day and Mocktail Week, Family Workshop: Paint Party, and more!

There’s always a lot to do in Dallas, especially on the weekends. So, if you find yourself asking the question – ‘What are some exciting things to do in Dallas today?’ we have you covered!

Whether you are looking for things to do in Dallas this weekend for couples’ family events on the weekend or black events, you are sure to find something you like on our list.

Things to do in Dallas this Weekend of January 5, 2024 – Friday


The Emo Night Tour

The Emo Night Tour

Image credit: The Emo Night Tour

What: You know it was never just a phase.

So, line your eyes and straighten your hair. You’ll be reliving your emo years when you hear Panic! at the Disco, My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, and more. Sing and scream your favorite tunes all night long!

When: Friday, January 5, 2024 | 8 pm
Where: Trees, 2709 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
How much: General Admission: $16

Move & Mingle Young Adult Mixer: 80’s Neon Night

What: Travel back to the time of big hair and vibrant everything. Party all night with neon lights and show off those iconic dance moves of the time.

On top of some tubular beats, have a blast with dancing and games. This mixer is the perfect time and place to meet some amazing people. This is the year you spread your wings and make some new, fun friends.

The dress code? Neon and 80s-inspired attired, of course! But it is encouraged and not required.

When: Friday, January 5, 2024 | 8 pm – 12 am
Where: Milaana Dance Plano, 2963 W 15th St #2973, Plano, TX 75075
How much: Only for open dance and socializing: $10; Lessons & open dance: $20

Things to Do in Dallas on Saturday, January 6, 2024

Saturday Make & Take Crafts

What: Bring the whole family to the Coppell Arts Center and hit two birds with one creative stone. Open your kids’ creativity and bond with them!

They’ll get a DIY craft kit they can assemble and customize at the many art stations inside the arts center. After creating and completing their project, they can take it home where they can display it proudly.

When: Saturday, January 6, 2024 | 9 am – 12 pm | Every first Saturday until September 7, 2024
Where: Coppell Arts Center, 505 Travis St, Coppell, TX 75019
How much: Free

Monster Truck Wars

Monster Truck Wars

Image credit: Monster Truck Wars Instagram

What: Ready for a night of thrills, excitement, and stunts of epic proportions?

Monster Truck Wars is a high-energy show that will feature a superstar lineup– a robot battle, a world-famous clown show, kid’s power wheel races, and so much more! You’ll also get serious parent brownie points when you let the kids ride a real monster truck.

When: Saturday, January 6, 2024 | 1 pm
Where: Fair Park Coliseum, 1438 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210
How much: General admission starts at $10 for kids and $20 for adults

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

What: Pink Floyd, lasers, fun lights, and a room full of hyped-up people will make for a spectacular night.

Get your tickets now and head over to the House of Blues for a night of epic partying, pumped-up music, and a stellar laser show.

When: Saturday, January 6, 2024 | 8 pm
Where: House of Blues, 2200 N Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202
How much: $30 – $45

Matt Braunger

What: There’s no denying Matt Braunger is a vessel of pure talent and hilarity.

He’s been on countless shows, and you get to see him show his stuff on stage! Buy your tickets now and fill your night with belly-aching laughs.

When: Saturday, January 6, 2024 | 7 pm & 9:30 pm
Where: Addison Improv, 4980 Belt Line Rd #250, Dallas, TX 75254
How much: Starts at $20

Family Workshop: Paint Party

Things to do in Dallas this weekend

Image credit: Amon Carter Museum

What: Creating art together as a family is a nice way to spend your Saturday afternoon.

Together, you’ll be learning about still-life painting while looking, discussing, and playing gallery games. You’ll also be making your collaborative painting inspired by Carter still lifes.

When: Saturday, January 6, 2024 | 2 pm – 4 pm
Where: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
How much: Free, but registrations are required

Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend of January 5, 2024 – Sunday

National Tempura Day and Mocktail Week

Things to do in Dallas this weekend

Image credit: Legacy Hall Facebook

What: Fill up on tasty tempura and delicious mocktails at Legacy Hall. Enjoy specials and a great time! So, grab your friends and family and have a fantastic time indulging on the specials they have to offer.

When: Sunday, December 31, 2023 | 7 pm
Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano, TX 75024
How much: 

New Year, Shared Momentum: Goal-Setting Workshop

What: Start the year right and strong by setting goals. If you have trouble doing that on your own or need a little help, this workshop is perfect for you.

Allison Kline, DFW Young & Social member, will lead you on this journey in a supportive community setting to give you that extra push.

While you’ll be working on your individual goals, together, you’ll delve into effective personal goal-setting strategies, discuss overcoming common obstacles, and each participant will develop a personalized action plan.

This is also a great opportunity to socialize, broaden your circle, and share insights.

When: Sunday, January 7, 2024 | 1 pm – 2 pm
2155 Ballroom & Events, 2155 Marsh Ln Ste 144, Carrollton, TX 75006
How much: 

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