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Start 2018 in style
Hopefully you're not too partied out from celebrating the New Year, because plenty more fun awaits in Dallas-Fort Worth.
If you're looking to kick off 2018 in style, consider hitting Dallas Fashion Week. For two days, the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Carrollton will host designers and runway shows featuring the latest in fashion for kids, teens and adults. After the shows, you can peruse pop-up shops to get outfitted, maybe find some new shoes to start the year off on the right foot. Dallas Fashion Week takes place Friday and Saturday, and tickets start at $18.
Up your game
If hunting is more you're thing, swing by the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas for the Legacy Convention and Sporting Expo. There you'll find vendor selling knives, firearms, gear, guides, clothing, even taxidermy. The expo also includes free seminars about what to hunt and where to hunt locally and all over the world. The convention runs Thursday through Sunday and costs $20 per day. Unless you're active military personnel, then you get in free.
Toys aren't just for kids
There's also a convention for collectors this weekend. The North Dallas Toy Show is a year-round expo that happens the first Saturday of every month. It comes to the Dallas Events Center in Farmers Branch, bringing with it more than 90 vendors selling vintage toys and collectibles, such as Hot Wheels cars, comic books, trading cards, Star Wars figures and more. Toys will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and admission costs $2 per person. Children 11 years and younger get in free.
So much music
Those in the mood for some live music have several options this weekend. First, Boyz II Men will be joining the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for a night of smooth, R&B jams. You'll likely hear favorites like "End of the Road" and "Water Runs Dry." Tickets to the Saturday evening show are sold out, but there are some available for Friday night, starting at $118.
Over in Dallas, Americana artist Jason Isbell and his band the 400 Unit come to the Bomb Factory on Friday night. The band is touring in support of its latest album, The Nashville Sound, which came out in 2017. James McMurtry, another great country musician, opens the show. Tickets cost $45.
David Bowie fans will want to head to the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff for a very special evening of karaoke featuring nothing but the late great Bowie himself. The fun there begins at 9:30 p.m. on Friday and costumes are highly encouraged. The event is free, but know the theater has libations for sale if you need some liquid courage to sing your favorite song.
Tiney Ricciardi offers her weekend event picks every Thursday at 7:40 a.m. on KLIF-AM (570).