January Plan Ahead: Your January Fort Worth Events Calendar

Happy January, Fort Worth. If you’re anything like us, you’re looking forward to days growing longer, taking time to reset, and focusing on New Year’s resolutions — and with all that excitement, you’re also looking for fun local events to attend. Read on for all the top events happening this month in the Panther CityNote: COVID-19 protocols are changing rapidly to curb the spread of the Omicron variant in Fort Worth. Please make sure to check event listing pages + venue websites for the most up-to-date information.

Sat., Jan. 1-Fri., Jan. 7

Saturday, Jan. 1

  • New Year’s Day Brunch | Sat., Jan. 1 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Funky Picnic Brewery & Café, 401 Bryan Ave. | Cost of Purchase | Reserve your spot now for the very first brunch of the new year.
  • New Year’s Day Cake + Sip | Sat., Jan. 1 | 12:30-2:30 p.m. | 4833 Brentwood Stair Rd. | $40+ | Decorate a personal cake and BYOB to this New Year’s Day event.
  • Back in the Habit Drag Show | Sat., Jan. 1 | 11:00 p.m. | Club Reflection, 604 S. Jennings Ave. | Cover TBA | Join hosts Sapphire Tailar and Amyy Muah and a rotating cast of queens.
  • Josh Ward | Sat., Jan. 1 | 10 p.m. | Billy Bob’s Texas | $16+ | Join the Live at Billy Bob’s Texas album artist for a night of tunes. 

Sunday, Jan. 2

  • Football Sunday Funday | Sun., Jan. 2 | 3 p.m.-midnight | Tastebuds Live, 709 East Loop 820 | Cost of purchase | Enjoy a happy hour from 3-7 p.m. to go along with your Sunday football watching. 
  • Panther City 5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathon | Sun., Jan 2 | 7 a.m. | Trinity Park, Pavilion 3 | $30 | Sign up to run the race of your choice in Cox Running Club’s third annual 5K + more. 
  • Hangover Brunch | Sun., Jan 2 | 7 a.m. | The Urban Cowboy Saloon, 2620 East Lancaster Ave. | $10+ | Cure your New Years’ hangover and wear your comfiest pajamas to this drag show.

Monday, Jan. 3

  • John Earle Mainord at Landmark Bar | Mon., Jan. 3 | 7 p.m. | Landmark Bar, 3008 Bledsoe St. | Tickets TBA | Listen to John Earle Mainord perform with Joe Savage at this evening event. 
  • Painting with a Twist | Mon., Jan. 3 | 7-9 p.m. | 2605 S. Cherry Ln. | $37+ | This class’ theme is a wise night owl — paint and BYOB. 
  • Trout Stocking at Trinity Park | Mon., Jan. 3 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Free | Join + fish with Texas Parks & Wildlife as more trout is released into the Trinity River.

Tuesday, Jan. 4

  • Dear Evan Hansen | Tues., Jan. 4 | 7:30 p.m. | Bass Performance Hall | $61+ | Broadway at the Bass presents this six-time Tony and GRAMMY award-winning show.
  • Thai: A Fresh Start | Tues., Jan. 4 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Central Market Fort Worth, 4651 W. Freeway | $65 | Learn how to make tasty Thai dishes in this hands-on cooking class. 

Wednesday, Jan. 5

  • VIP Guided Tour | Wed., Jan. 5 | 3, 4 + 4:30 p.m. | AT&T Stadium | $35 | Tour the home of the Dallas Cowboys. 🏈
  • Indie Sounds Open Mic | Fri., Jan. 5 | 7:30 p.m. | Da Crab Trap, 3431 Altamesa Blvd. | $5 | This artistic event will feature poets, singers, rappers, comedians + musicians. 🎤

Thursday, Jan. 6

  • Dear Evan Hansen | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 7:30 p.m. | Bass Performance Hall | $61+ | Broadway at the Bass presents this six-time Tony and GRAMMY award-winning show.
  • Wish You Were Here | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 5-8 p.m. | Artspace 111, 111 Hampton St. | Free | This exhibition features mixed media drawing and painting narrative works on paper and panel by Dallas-based artist Carroll Swenson-Roberts.
  • Picturing the American West | Thurs., Jan. 6 | Times vary | Sid Richardson Museum | Free | This exhibit allows visitors to experience new contexts and perspectives on Western American Art. 
  • Tarrant County RV Show | Thurs., Jan. 6-Sun., Jan. 9 | Times vary | Fort Worth Convention Center | $12 | Browse one of the oldest RV shows in Texas for units of all shapes + sizes. 🚐

Friday, Jan. 7

  • Make & Take: French Macarons | Fri., Jan. 7 | 1-3 p.m. | Central Market Fort Worth | $65 | Learn how to pipe, bake, + fill macarons — leave class with 12 macarons with assorted fillings. 
  • Tarrant County RV Show | Thurs., Jan. 6-Sun., Jan. 9 | Times vary | Fort Worth Convention Center | $12 | Browse one of the oldest RV shows in Texas for units of all shapes + sizes. 🚐
  • First Fridays | Fri., Jan. 7 | 5 p.m. | Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth | Free | Enjoy complimentary gallery admission with options for light dinner + a cash bar amid works of art. 🖼️
  • Both Sides Now | Fri., Jan. 7 | 6-9 p.m. | Fort Worth Community Arts Center | Free | Join local artists as they share their stories about their featured work. 🖼️
  • Night Ranger | Fri., Jan. 7 | 10 p.m. | Billy Bob’s Texas | $20+ | The American rock band gained popularity during the 1980s and is still performing top hits across the country. 🎸
  • Live Music at The Post | Fri., Jan. 7 | 8 p.m. | The Post at River East | $20+ | Join artists Tommy Alverson and Michael Hearne for an intimate acoustic performance. 🎶

Sat., Jan. 8-Fri., Jan. 14

Saturday, January 8

  • Barbecue Cooking Class | Sat., Jan. 8 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Heim Barbecue on the River, 5333 White Settlement Rd. | Join Travis Heim of Heim BBQ to learn how to make brisket, pork ribs, sausage, and more. 🥩
  • Tarrant County RV Show | Thurs., Jan. 6-Sun., Jan. 9 | Times vary | Fort Worth Convention Center | $12 | Browse one of the oldest RV shows in Texas for units of all shapes + sizes. 🚐
  • Elvis Birthday Celebration | Sat., Jan. 8 | 7:30 p.m. | Downtown Cowtown, 2401 N. Main St. | $33 | Join Elvis Tribute Artist Victor Trevino Jr. to feel like you’re watching the king himself on his 87th birthday. 
  • Paint and Poetry | Sat., Jan. 8 | 7-11 p.m. | UPAC Dance, 5256 S. Hulen St. | $40 | Enjoy a night of good music, food, poetry, and all-around good vibes.
  • Fort Worth: A Southern Exposure | Sat., Jan. 8 | 9 a.m. | Historic Texas & Pacific Railway Station | Free | Learn about Fort Worth’s Near Southside are, including a walking tour of famous businesses, the beautiful architecture + the impact of the railroad.
  • Arctic Dip | Sat., Jan. 8 | 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. | Forest Park Pool | $30 | Ring in the year with a refreshing dip in the pool + food truck, warming stations, and a costume contest.

Sunday, January 9

  • Tarrant County RV Show | Thurs., Jan. 6-Sun., Jan. 9 | Times vary | Fort Worth Convention Center | $12 | Browse one of the oldest RV shows in Texas for units of all shapes + sizes. 🚐
  • Food 4 Kids Volunteer Opportunity | Sun., Jan. 9 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | First Street Methodist Mission | Free | Assemble food bags for over 200 local elementary-aged children to relieve food insecurity.
  • The Holistic Fair | Sun., Jan. 9 | 12-6 p.m. | Billy Bob’s Texas | $5 | Find wellness practitioners, intuitive readers, jewelry, essential oils, and more from 60+ vendors.
  • Drawing from the Collection | Sun., Jan. 9 | 2 p.m. | The Modern Museum of Art | Free | Bring your sketchbook + pencils for basic drawing classes from local artists — open to all skill levels.
  • Buying & Brunch | Sun., Jan. 9 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 6th Ave Homes, 908 Bryan Ave. | Free | Learn tips and tricks for buying your first home. 

Monday, January 10

  • Authentic Russian Cuisine | Mon., Jan. 10 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Location provided after booking | $85 | Learn to make authentic 3-course Russian meal.
  • 360 West’s 2022 Winter Restaurant Week | Mon., Jan. 10 | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | B&B Butchers | $49 | For three weeks (Jan. 10-30) you can dine for a cause with a 3-course menu benefitting Grace Grapevine. 🍽️

Tuesday, January 11

  • Kellie Raspberry | Tues., Jan. 11 | 7:30 p.m. | Downtown Cowtown, 2401 N. Main St. | $35+ | Join Kidd Kraddick Morning Show radio personality Kellie Raspberry for this Conversations WIth Women’s Voices event. 
  • Shuffle Dance Lessons | Tues., Jan. 11 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Rodeo Exchange, 221 W Exchange Ave. | $5 | Join Rodeo Exchange every Tuesday for dance lessons + drink specials.

Wednesday, January 12

  • Oklahoma State vs. TCU Women’s Basketball | Wed., Jan. 12 | 1 p.m. | Schollmaier Arena, 3000 Stadium Dr. | $17+ | Watch the Cowgirls and the Horned Frogs go head to head. 🏀
  • How to Refocus Employee Engagement and Culture | Wed., Jan. 12 | 8:30-10 a.m. | TCC Corporate Center for Learning & Development, 2301 Horizon Dr. | $25 | Enjoy a continental breakfast while you learn why employee engagement + company culture are essential for the bottom line. 💼
  • Indie Sounds Open Mic | Wed., Jan. 12 | 7:30 p.m. | Da Crab Trap, 3431 Altamesa Blvd. | $5 | This artistic event will feature poets, singers, rappers, comedians + musicians. 🎤

Thursday, January 13

  • Second Thursdays at the Carter: Culture & Creation | Thurs., Jan. 13 | 5-8 p.m. | Amon Carter Museum of American Art | Cost of purchase | Enjoy drinks, viewing artist Sandy Rodriguez’s work, curator Maggie Adle’s remarks, and more. 🍸
  • Greek Wine Tasting | Thurs., Jan. 13 | 6-8 p.m. | WineHaus, 1628 Park Place Ave. | Cost of purchase | Join a Greek wine enthusiast from Victory Wine Group for a tasting of “hidden gem” wines. 🍷
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration | Thurs., Jan. 13 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Future City Hall, 100 Energy Way | Free | Join the City of Fort Worth in an MLK Day celebration, featuring an I Dream A World video station, cupcakes + spoken word. 🧁

Friday, January 14

  • Southwestern Exposition Livestock Show and Rodeo | Fri., Jan. 14-Sat., Feb. 5 | Times vary | Will Rogers Memorial Center | $30+ | Grab your favorite boots + enjoy 23 days of rodeo performances. 🐎
  • Robert Spano Conducts Scheherazade | Fri., Jan. 14-Sat., Jan. 15 | Times vary | Bass Performance Hall | $25+ | Conductor Robert Spano and violinist Randall Goosby will join the FWSO for their first Symphonic Series performance of 2022. 🎶
  • Beginning Crochet | Fri., Jan. 14 | 3:30-5 p.m. | JuJu Knits, 552 Lipscomb St. | $50 | Learn the basics of beginning crochet + practice yarn and needle are provided for you. 🧶
  • Kid Rock | Fri., Jan. 14-Sat., Jan. 15 | 10 p.m. | Billy Bob’s Texas | $125+ | The rockstar will take over the Fort Worth Stockyards for his birthday bash weekend. 🎸

Sat., Jan. 15-Fri., Jan. 21

Saturday, January 15

  • All-Western Parade | Sat., Jan. 15 | 11 a.m. | Sundance Square, 420 Main St. | Free — Reserved seating $15+ | This parade will kick off the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo + feature 2,000 horses, marching bands, and wagons. 🐎
  • Robert Spano Conducts Scheherazade | Fri., Jan. 14-Sat., Jan. 15 | Times vary | Bass Performance Hall | $25+ | Conductor Robert Spano and violinist Randall Goosby will join the FWSO for their first Symphonic Series performance of 2022. 🎶
  • Kid Rock | Fri., Jan. 14-Sat., Jan. 15 | 10 p.m. | Billy Bob’s Texas | $125+ | The rockstar will take over the Fort Worth Stockyards for his birthday bash weekend. 🎸
  • Machine Girl | Sat., Jan. 15 | 7-11 p.m. | Tulips FTW, 112 St. Louis St. | $17+ |  Enjoy $5 frozen cocktails and Tallboys as Machine Girl rocks the stage. 🎤
  • Starting Your Garden from Seed | Sat., Jan. 15 | 9-11 a.m. | Virtual | $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers | Learn best practices for seed starting from Learning Lab Manager David Cole. 🌱
  • Cowtown Cabarnet | Sat., Jan. 15 | 7-10 p.m. | Red Goose Saloon, 306 North Houston St. | $20 | This adult show is about “Hell’s Half Acre” and the debaucherous past of downtown Fort Worth.
  • Onesie Bar Crawl | Sat., Jan. 15 | 4 p.m.- 12 a.m. | Whiskey Garden, 2800 Bledsoe St. | $20 | Join in on the comfiest bar crawl ever + 2 drinks are included with your ticket purchase.

Sunday, January 16

  • Food 4 Kids | Sun., Jan. 16 | 6-10 p.m. | First Street Methodist Mission, W. 1st St. | Free | Food 4 Kids is a ministry of First Street Methodist Mission that sends food home for 200 elementary-aged children. 

Monday, January 17

  • Clem Snide | Mon., Jan. 17 | 6-10 p.m. | Tulips FTW, 112 St. Louis St. | $17+ | Enjoy $5 frozen cocktails and Tallboys as Clem rocks the stage. 🎤
  • DREAM All-American Bowl | Mon., Jan. 17 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | AT&T Stadium | $45 | A single ticket includes admission to 2 games and an all-access pass to the Dallas Cowboys locker room. 🏈
  • Annual Martin Luther King Holiday Parade | Mon., Jan. 17 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Fort Worth Convention Center | $20 | Bring out your floats, classic cars, and walking groups as the city celebrates Dr. King.

Tuesday, January 18

  • Hamilton | Tues., Jan. 18-Sun., Feb. 6 | Times vary | Bass Performance Hall | $99 | The New York Times described the play as a “theatrical landmark that has transformed the way we think of history.”
  • Jarrod Morris | Tues., Jan. 18 | 9:30-11 p.m. | Bud Light Roadhouse, east side of Dickies Arena | Free | In 2018, Jarrod won the 2018 Larry Joe Taylor Songwriters Competition. 
  • Rodney Parker & Charlie Shafter | Tues., Jan. 18 | 6:30-7:15 p.m. | Bud Light Roadhouse, east side of Dickies Arena | Free | Stop by to watch Rodney and Charlie after your day of festivities at the FWSSR.

Wednesday, January 19

  • Bulls’ Night Out Rodeo Pre-Party | Wed., Jan. 19 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Amon Carter Museum of American Art | $40 for non-Carter Society Members | This pre-party will feature live music, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, and craft cocktails by Pop Up Bar.
  • Breakfast Bash | Wed., Jan. 19 | 7:30-9:30 a.m. | Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Free | Mix and mingle at this breakfast celebrating the latest happenings in the garden. ☕

Thursday, January 20

  • Virtual Game Night | Thurs., Jan. 20 | 7-10 p.m. | Free | Online | Whether you’re looking for drinking games, trivia, charades + other classics, there’s something for everyone at this family game night. 🎲

Friday, January 21

  • Ariat Grand Opening | Fri., Jan. 21 – Sun., Jan. 23 | Times vary | Ariat, 128 E. Exchange Ave. | Free | Enjoy three days of festivities with live music from local artists + special perks for the first guests through the door. 👢
  • Mustang Magic | Fri., Jan. 21 + Sat., Jan. 22 | Times vary | Will Rogers Coliseum | $15 | Trainers and entertainers will showcase the talents of their mustangs through a freestyle routine and compete for $50,000 in cash prizes. 🐎

Sunday, January 23

  • Calibre 50 | Sun., Jan. 23 | 8 p.m. | Escapade 2001, 2401 S. Campus Ct. | Price of Purchase | Enjoy live music from this traditional Mexican mariachi band. 🎶
  • Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience | Sun., Jan. 23 | Times vary | Choctaw Stadium, Arlington | $45+ | This is your last chance to see the 360-degree, immersive digital art experience. 🖼️

Sat., Jan. 22-Fri., Jan. 28

Saturday, January 22

  • Parents’ Night Out | Sat., Jan. 22 | 5-10 p.m. | Fort Worth Zoo | $50 | Enjoy a kid-free night out while your children enjoy pizza, a movie, crafts, and a night hike through the park. 🦓
  • Girl Scouts: Branch Out | Sat., Jan. 22 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Amon Carter Museum of American Art | $4 | Cadettes will receive supplies and have the opportunity to complete all steps required for their Trees badge.
  • Mike Ryan | Sat., Jan. 22 | 10 p.m. | Billy Bob’s Texas | $20+ | The San Antonio native has released three albums in his career, including 2017’s Blink You’ll Miss It. 🎤

Thursday, January 27

  • Fort Worx Showcase Dinner | Thurs., Jan. 27 | 6-8 p.m. | Taste Community Restaurant | $200 for a table of 4 | This special dinner will allow Apprentices with the Fort Worx Job Training Program to show off their skills and serve a multi-course dinner.
  • Cody Hibbard | Thurs., Jan. 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Downtown Cowtown at the Isis | $18 | His single “Just for the Record” debuted at #25 on the Texas Music Pickers Spotify charts. 🎤

Friday, January 28

  • Jeff Foxworthy | Fri., Jan. 28 | 9 p.m.-1 a.m. | Will Rogers Auditorium | $35+ | The comedian will perform as part of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo’s Auditorium Concert Series.

Sat., Jan. 29-Mon. Jan. 31

Saturday, January 29

  • Clay Walker | Sat., Jan. 29 | 10 p.m. | Billy Bob’s Texas | $20+ | Cly’s single single “What’s It to You”, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. 🎤
  • Cowtown Cabarnet | Sat., Jan. 29 | 7-10 p.m. | Red Goose Saloon, 306 North Houston St. | $20 | This adult show is about “Hell’s Half Acre” and the debaucherous past of downtown Fort Worth.

Sunday, January 30

  • Goat Yoga | Sun., Jan. 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Martin House Brewing Company | $20 | Goats in winter sweaters + beer — you know where you’ll find us on Sunday.