9 events to attend in Richardson in January and February

Ballets with a Twist will bring “Cocktail Hour: The Show" to the Eisemann Center on Feb. 28. (Courtesy Nico Malvaldi)
Ballets with a Twist will bring “Cocktail Hour: The Show" to the Eisemann Center on Feb. 28. (Courtesy Nico Malvaldi)

Ballets with a Twist will bring “Cocktail Hour: The Show" to the Eisemann Center on Feb. 28. (Courtesy Nico Malvaldi)

JANUARY

Jan. 28 Lunchtime Lecture: “African Photo Safari”

Dr. Frank Allen will give this lecture at the library. Adults and teens are welcome to attend the event and may bring their lunch. 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Free. Richardson Public Library, 900 Civic Center Drive. 972-744-4350. www.cor.net

FEBRUARY

Feb. 2 “Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King”


This educational theater production is about the legacy left by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Live scenes recreate the Montgomery bus boycott, the March on Washington, the Woolworth sit-ins and more. The production also includes excerpts from Dr. King’s famous speeches and Civil Rights-era songs. The show is appropriate for adults and for children in second grade or older. 3-4 p.m. Free. Richardson Public Library, 900 Civic Center Drive. 972-744-4350.

www.cor.net

Feb. 7 Daddy Daughter Valentine Ball

Dads, grandfathers or father figures and girls age 4 and older are invited to attend Richardson’s annual Daddy Daughter Valentine Ball, hosted by the Parks & Recreation Department. Enjoy a buffet-style dinner and music by a professional DJ as well as contests and prizes. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $65 per pair (includes dinner and a professional photograph). Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Road, Ste. 102. 972-744-4100. Registration closes Jan. 31 or once full. Register online at www.facebook.com/events/505844563479727.

Feb. 13 Galentine's Day Floral Workshop

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by creating a floral arrangement with friends at the Galentine’s Day Floral Workshop hosted by the Creative Arts Guild of Wylie at Tricky Fish. Tickets include crafting materials as well as a cocktail and an appetizer. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $45. Tricky Fish, 1251 State St., Ste. 750, Richardson. 469-209-1907. Register to participate online at www.citylinedfw.com/events.

Feb. 14-16 “My Life on a Diet”

The Emmy Award-winning actor Renee Taylor will perform her autobiographical show, “My Life on a Diet,” at the Eisemann Center. The show looks back on Taylor’s life in Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.) 2 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.). $52 (all showtimes except Saturday matinee), $44 (Saturday matinee). Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, 2351 Performance Drive. 972-744-4650. Tickets available at www.eisemanncenter.com.

Feb. 18-28 Early voting for the March primaries

The March primary election ballot will include federal, state and local representatives; district judges and commissioners; and the Collin County sheriff, among others. Election day is March 3. Hours and polling locations vary. 469-672-8683.

www.dallascountyvotes.org

Feb. 20 Candle-making workshop

Create a candle by choosing a scent and colors at this workshop hosted by Yaymaker at Fox & Hound. The event is open to guests age 21 and older. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $45. Fox & Hound Richardson, 112 W. Campbell Road. 972-437-4225. Register at www.yaymaker.com.

Feb. 20 Comedy & Cocktails

Dallas Moms’ and Collin County Moms’ will host a Moms Night Out at Lockwood Distilling Co. Guests will enjoy a comedy show, featuring YouTube comedy duo Leeann & Michelle, as well as a complimentary cocktail and food. 6:30-11 p.m. $50-$75. Lockwood Distilling Co., 506 Lockwood Drive. Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com.

Feb. 28 "Cocktail Hour: The Show"

Ballets with a Twist presents “Cocktail Hour: The Show.” The performance features original choreography, music and costume design. Beer, wine and a selection of cocktails and mocktails complementing the program will be available. 7:30 p.m. $33-$45. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. 972-744-4650. Tickets available at www.eisemanncenter.com.
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By Makenzie Plusnick

Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree in communications. While in school, she interned at the Weatherford Democrat and was editor of Texan News Service, a news outlet at Tarleton. She enjoys true crime podcasts, riding horses, and spending time with her dog.


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