Things to Do

Visit the Maurice Sendak exhibit at Fort Worth Public Library

Maurice Sendak sketches and drawings hang on a wall
Take a stroll through your childhood. Photo: Tasha "Wild Thing" Tsiaperas / Axios

The Fort Worth Public Library features original paintings and illustrations by famed children's author Maurice Sendak until Jan. 31.

Why it matters: Sendak is best-known for "Where the Wild Things Are," but the memorial exhibition features sketches from other works, including operas and musicals.

Things to do in Dallas this weekend

Illustration of neon signs with the days of the week. Lights go out one by one and "weekend" flashes.
Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

It's going to be cold all weekend. Here are a few ways to stay warm.

View Van Gogh's olive groves at Dallas Museum of Art

Entrance to Van Gogh exhibit
Get an up-close look at Van Gogh's style at the DMA exhibit. Photo: Tasha "Cochineal" Tsiaperas/Axios

Van Gogh and the Olive Groves is on display at the Dallas Museum of Art for one more month.

  • The 15-painting series was co-organized with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Our readers' best North Texas predictions for 2022

2022 spelled out in confetti.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

At the end of last year, Axios Dallas asked readers to tell us what they thought this new year might have in store for North Texas.

  • Whew boy, did they deliver some spectacular prognostications.

Here are a few of the choice forecasts readers sent in:

A bonkers front yard pop culture smorgasbord extravaganza in Allen

Christmas lights on a house
No picture could capture what happens in front of this house in Allen. Photo courtesy of Cormac West

An otherwise unremarkable house on a cul-de-sac in Allen has taken the tradition of front yard holiday decorating to an insane — and insanely compelling — new level.

What's happening: The home known as the "Movie House" has a looping seven-minute show that coordinates thousands of lights, a variety of window displays, projections, a fog dispenser and clips from just about every popular Christmas movie and song from the last 30 years.

Joshua Ray Walker is on the cusp of stardom

Joshua Ray Walker
His baby face belies his poet's soul. Photo courtesy of Philip Poulsen/REK Room Media

Joshua Ray Walker is on the cusp of international stardom, but his accolades haven't translated into financial success just yet.

  • Walker writes novelesque country songs populated by the type of beautifully flawed characters he saw growing up in East Dallas.

Why it matters: The 30-year-old singer-songwriter has had three critically acclaimed albums in the last three years and his shows are often packed. But if he doesn't break through to a larger audience soon, he might have to find a new career.

Where to see Christmas lights from your car in North Texas

Christmas lights in a Texas neighborhood
Tucker Hill in McKinney has stepped up its light game. Photo: Cormac West for Axios

Every year, a few neighborhoods in North Texas go a little Griswold. It’s probably not great for the electricity bills or nearby birds or the horses that have to pull those carriages all night or the yuppie neighbors who just want to have a quiet holiday in peace.

But we love driving through those areas and gawking at the amazeballs displays.

Things to do this weekend in DFW

Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

Be not afraid to get to the honkytonk and see Charley Crockett perform at Billy Bob’s Texas.

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