Texas Events in January

Texas is always filled with different things to do. Just take a look and see what is happening in the coming week.

The Lady Gladiators will travel on Friday, Jan 23 to Dallas and play Dallas Faith Family beginning at 4:00 pm with the JV. The Gladiators will also begin district play at 5:00 pm against Faith Family. Italy Junior High boys and girls will play Thursday, Jan 22 against Hampton Preparatory at home beginning at 4:00 pm.

See the Italy Community Calendar for complete sport schedules.

The Elvis Chronicles on Jan 21 7:00 pm at the Chatauqua Auditorium, 300 East Grand St. David Allen and the Burning Love Show Band take the stage and take you back to the early years of Elvis. For tickets and more information call 972-533-5847. (VIP $20 and General $15)

Man of La Mancha Jan 23-25. A musical version of the tale of Don Quixote. Theatre at Chamizal National Memorial, call 915-780-1100 for more details.

East Texas Boat, RV & Camping Expo Jan 23-25. Maude Cobb Activity Complex. For detailed information, see their website or call 903-237-4000.

Swingin’ Axes & Swingin’ Aces Jan 25 at the Stephen F. Austin State University’s Cole Concert Hall. For more information, visit their website or call 888-240-ARTS.

Snowball Classic Jan 23-25. Adult softball tournament at Culpepper Field. For more details, check their website or call 903-463-5116.

Eagle Quest Jan 24-25. Features boat excursions on Lake Texoma to see bald eagles, educational seminars and much more. Cedar Mills Marina and Resort. Check out their website for more information or call 903-523-5982.

State Championship Domino Tournament Jan 25. KC Hall, go to their website for details or call 361-798-2662.

Texas Monthly suggests the following…

BASS CONCERT HALL After nearly eighteen months of silence, save the sounds of hammers and cranes, the revamped hall debuts its new look. With $14.7 million in renovations, including vastly improved acoustics, a nearly doubled lobby space, a cafe, and a top-floor terrace overlooking the city, this flagship venue is set to reopen with a bang: Kicking off the two-week celebration is a concert by John Legend, featuring Estelle. Jan 23 at 8:30. $45.50—$99.45. For more information, please check out their website. 23rd & Robert Dedman Dr (512-471-1444).

DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATER Jan 23—Feb 22: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type—this kid-friendly take on the classic political satire Animal Farm begins with a lonely hen and a typewriter. The machine ignites revolution amongst the furry creatures but in this tale, anarchy and rebellion lead to a happy ending. Fri at 7:30, Sat at 1:30, Sun at 1:30 & 4:30. $14—$24. For more details, please check their website. Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman (214-740-0051).

Dallas Bridal Show Jan 24 & 25 at the Dallas Market Hall at 2200 Stemmons Fwy. This is the 20th year for the Dallas Bridal Show! There are all kinds of give-aways. One lucky bride will win a new gown from “Lenz Boutique”. Two-day tickets can be purchased at the show for $14. For more information, bridal tips, coupon and map, go to their website.

EL PASO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Classical Concert 4. Dvořák: In Nature’s Realm. Dario Marianelli: Atonement Suite for Cello, Piano, and Orchestra. Beethoven: Symphony No 7. Ben Hong, cello. Awadagin Pratt, piano. Sarah Loannides, conductor. Jan 23 & 24 at 7:30. $11—$37. For more information, see their website. Plaza Theatre, 125 Pioneer Plaza (915-532-3776).

AMON CARTER MUSEUM Thru Feb 15: Mary Lucier: The Plains of Sweet Regret—the artist laments the rapid depopulation of the northern plains through music and imagery in this video installation. Open Tue & Wed 10—5, Thur 10—8, Fri & Sat 10—5, Sun noon—5. Free. More details can be seen on their website. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd (817-738-1933).

TEXAS SEAPORT MUSEUM AND ELISSA Climb aboard the Scottish-built Elissa, the oldest ship on the Lloyd’s Register, and fancy yourself a captain on the high seas. Built in 1877, the 150-foot vessel was restored by the Galveston Historical Foundation after a marine archaeologist discovered it in an Athens shipyard in 1961. Though there aren’t guided tours, you can explore the main deck, the galley, and the crew’s quarters. Open daily 10—5. Gen adm $8, youths 7—18 $6, children 6 & under free; Galveston Historical Foundation members free. Pier 21, Harborside Dr. between 21st & 22nd (409-763-1877).

MADELEINE ALBRIGHT The former U.S. Secretary of State, who was known for telling it like it is during her years in office, will speak about how her refugee childhood influenced her life and eventual career as the world’s most powerful woman. Jan 27 at 7:30. Free, but registration is required. To view more details, please see their website. Baptist University, Morris Cultural Arts Center, University Theater, 7502 Fondren Rd (713-942-8000), ext. 104.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Jan 23, 25, 31. This is a co-production with Houston Grand Opera and the Canadian Opera company. Located at the Brown Theater. Check out their website for more information or call 713-228-6737.

MCNAY ART MUSEUM Jan 21—Mar 8: Jaroslav Malina: Paintings and Drawings—one of the world’s most influential theater designers, the Czech artist is a pioneer of “action theatre,” using non-traditional methods and techniques to transform the stages into interactive environments. Visitors can experience one of his unique settings via a video projection space and can peruse the designs and costumes he’s created since the mid-sixties. Open Tue & Wed 10—4, Thur 10—9, Fri 10—4, Sat 10—5, Sun noon—5. Gen adm $13; senior citizens, students with ID & active military $10 $5; children 12 & under free (Thur 4—9 & first Sun of the month everybody free). More details are available on their website. 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave (210-824-5368).

QUILTS ON THE BAYOU Get wrapped up in quilts at this three-day event. If you’re not looking to buy, just take in the sights of intricate pieces created by artisans from across the country, including a special collection from the impoverished area of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Daily activities also include teacher demonstrations, door prizes, and the fabulous Merchant Mall. Jan 23—25. Fri & Sat 9—5, Sun 10—3. Gen adm $5, children 6—12 $4, 5 & under free; 3-day pass $9. If you would like to see more information, please go to their website. Cypress Valley Education Center, 120 E. Austin (903-665-7311).