7 CAN’T-MISS EVENTS

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1 121ST AN­NUAL FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW & RODEO > JAN. 13FEB. 4, The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo kicks of 2017 with a three-week fete fea­tur­ing can’t-miss rodeo shows, live mu­sic per­for­mances and a Western pa­rade con­sist­ing only of horse­back rid­ers and horse­drawn wag­ons. Boot scoot your way through end­less ven­dors for Texas-ap­proved Western wear or take in the view from atop the Fer­ris wheel at the Car­ni­val Mid­way. Save time for a visit to the Fort Worth Mu­seum of Science His­tory, the Cat­tle Rais­ers Mu­seum or the Na­tional Cow­girl Mu­seum and Hall of Fame, where ad­mis­sion is free with the pur­chase of ar­o­deo grounds ticket. 3400 Bur­nett Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, www.fwssr.com

2 RED BULL FLY­ING BACH > JAN. 1416 Break danc­ing meets Bach at the Ma­jes­tic Theatre in Jan­uary for Red Bull's tour­ing pro­duc­tion jux­ta­pos­ing clas­si­cal mu­sic with high-en­ergy coun­ter­cul­ture. Ex­pect a team of the world's best break dancers to put on a mag­netic show—all to the tune of Jo­hann Se­bas­tian Bach’s “The Well-Tem­pered Clavier." 1925 Elm St., www.tick­et­mas­ter.com

3 'KAWS: WHERE THE END STARTS' > THROUGH JAN. 22 In this highly an­tic­i­pated sur­vey ex­hi­bi­tion, the ac­claimed Mod­ern Art Mu­seum of Fort Worth presents an ex­pan­sive and di­verse col­lec­tion of ap­prox­i­mately 100 works by Brook­lyn-based KAWS. The piv­otal ex­hi­bi­tion in­cludes sculp­tures, paint­ings and draw­ings span­ning the artist's 20-year ca­reer thus far. 3200 Dar­nell St., Fort Worth, www.the­mod­ern.org

4 CHI­NESE NEW YEAR FES­TI­VAL > JAN. 28 Ring in 2017 (Year of the Rooster, ac­cord­ing to the Chi­nese zo­diac) with a free, block party-style street fes­ti­val filled with for­tune telling, face paint­ing, tours at the Crow Col­lec­tion of Asian Art and more. High­lights of the 18th an­nual event in­clude mar­tial arts demos, live mu­sic all day, and a Dragon and Lion Dance cul­mi­nat­ing with a fi­nale of fire­works. 2010 Flora St., 214.979.6430, www.crow­col­lec­tion.org

5 DAL­LAS MAV­ER­ICKS > JAN. 30 It's a Mavs vs. Cavs show­down on Jan. 30 at Amer­i­can Air­lines Cen­ter in Vic­tory Park. . Other matchups at AAC we're look­ing for­ward to in­clude the Dal­las vs. Port­land game on Feb. 7, and the Mavs-Heat show­down on Feb. 27. 2500 Vic­tory Ave., www.mavs.com

6 'CUL­TURAL AWARE­NESS' > FEB. 1719 The 40-year evo­lu­tion of Dal­las Black Dance Theatre un­folds in In­ter­pre­ta­tions, a mul­ti­me­dia world pre­miere by DBDT dancer and chore­og­ra­pher Sean J. Smith. .Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., www.dbdt.com

7 OAK CLIFF MARDI GRAS > FEB. 26 The Big Easy ar­rives in Oak Clif for a Texas-sized Mardi Gras pa­rade start­ing at 4 pm. En­joy the fam­ily-friendly float pa­rade (catch some beads while you’re at it) or let the good times roll at the pre-pa­rade O-Car­ni­vale Mas­quer­ade Ball on Feb. 24 at the Kessler The­ater. West Davis Street, Oak Cliff, www.mardi­gra­soak­cliff.com

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'KAWS: Where the End Starts'

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