Kick off the new year on the right foot! With the holidays in the rearview mirror, January can seem like a smooth month. Well, here comes Collin County to change that. Get ready for arts, sports, concerts and everything in between for the next 31 days.

Pride and Prejudice

Jan 6 – 15 | ArtCentre Theatre, Plano

Enjoy a fast-paced and refreshing adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1813 classic, complete with all the wit and romance of the original novel.

Hotcake Hustle 10K and 5K

Jan 7 | Oak Point Park, Plano

Don’t let the cold discourage you from enjoying some fresh air and good exercise. Bring the whole family as this event has a race for all difficulty levels and a warm and cozy after party, complete with hotcakes, coffee, hot chocolate and ice-cold beer.

Photo courtesy of AT&T Performing Arts Center

Hamid Rahmanian’s Song of the North

Jan 13 | Winspear Opera House, Dallas

If you were looking for something different, you just found it. This multidisciplinary shadow puppet show features more than 480 handmade puppets, projected animation and theater to tell this Persian epic.

Burlesque Over Broadway

Jan 14 | ArtCentre Theatre, Plano

For one night only, Candy Von Jameson and her cohorts will sing, dance and strip to Broadway’s most iconic musical numbers.

Photo: littlekop | shutterstock

The Wonderful Wizardry of Harry Potter

Jan 14 | Lowery Freshman Center Auditorium, Allen

The Allen Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book with a family-friendly evening full of music and magic. 

Bonnie & Clyde

Jan 19 – 21 | Willow Bend Center of the Arts, Plano

Infamous Texan couple Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are brought back to life in this electrifying show about love, adventure and crime.

Photo courtesy of eisemann center

The Music of Sam Cooke

Jan 20 | Eisemann Center, Richardson

An amazing homage to soul music pioneer Sam Cooke, one of America’s most iconic performers, by Bradd Marquis.

The Dallas Area Train Show

Jan 21 – 22 | Plano Event Center

All aboard! The largest model train show in the North Dallas area has over 18 dioramas on display. 

Shrek The Musical

Jan 26 – 28 | PAC Performance Hall, Allen

The Allen ISD Fine Arts Department is bringing Shrek to life through his truest form: a musical.