3 Great Dallas Date Ideas : January 2020

Dallas Date Night Ideas January 2020

Don’t take your old date ideas into a new year. There is always something fun happening in Dallas and in 2020 we’re aiming to bring you three new ideas each month to schedule for your sweetie or at least get you in the creative mindset to keep things fresh with your friends.

Each month you’ll get suggestions for one night out, one daytime activity, and one unique, fun or quirky idea that will make you the envy of all your friends. Here are our three great date ideas in Dallas for January 2020:

For a NIGHT OUT:

You’ll never have search for a conversation starter during Social Science Night at the Perot Museum Friday, Jan 24 7pm – get tickets here

Looking for something new to do on date night? Overdue for an evening out with friends? Social Science events transform the Museum into an adults-only hangout complete with innovative experiments, dynamic performances, engaging discussions, amazing inventions, and intriguing interactions — all specifically designed for adults. Roam the Museum in a kid-free environment with a signature cocktail or craft beer in hand.

The January the theme at the Perot Museum is ENGine-uity. Take your innovative ideas and put them to the test as you create, hack, and invent solutions to the biggest challenges of the 21st century. Hear about the clever projects local engineers are working on and mingle with inventors while sipping on a cocktail.

Friday, January 24 starting at 7 pm. Ticket Prices: $29 Public, $20 Member

For a DAYTIME DATE:

Spend the Day Exploring the Newest Exhibition Crow Museum of Asian Art’s Beili Liu: One and Another

Opening January 18th, this exhibition kicks off an exciting initiative of the Crow Museum – the Texas Asian Women Artists Series, a landmark, three-year series of exhibitions honoring the cultural traditions of Asia with new contemporary voices from Texas women. Beili Liu: One and Another is the inaugural exhibition.

Working with everyday materials and elements such as thread, scissors, paper, stone, fire and water, Liu manipulates their intrinsic qualities to extrapolate complex cultural narratives. Her work has been exhibited in Asia, Europe and across the United States, and she has held numerous solo exhibitions at internationally renowned venues.

The museum is always free, although donations online or in person are appreciated. Hours Tuesday-Sunday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For a Unique, Quirky, Fun Date:

Crushing on someone at the office? Invite them to the newest Office themed Pop- Up Bar : Dunder Whiplin, Inc. Wednesday-Saturday from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. through Feb 15

Office Themed Pop Up Bar Dallas Dunder Whiplin

This is wayyyy better than just going out for a drink after work. The Whippersnapper bar has transformed into an Office themed pop-culture haven complete with photo booths, themed food and drink menus, employees in costume and murals from local artists from the show. Whether your date is already a major Micheal Scott fan or one in the making, go visit and then invite them over to rewatch your favorite episodes.

Dunder Whiplin Dallas pop up bar

Hopefully these will give you some fresh ideas to start a spark in the Dallas area this January. We’ll be back in just a few weeks for Febuary the month of love with 3 more ideas. Comment below or reach follow us online to let us know which of these was your favorite.

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Free Valentine’s Date Night Idea

Art in the Dark- Amon Carter Museum

amon carter

Maybe you are still reeling from holiday spending or just trying to keep that resolution to  save more this year, either way  I’ve got a perfect date night idea that won’t cost you a penny! On Feb 13th ( 5:30-9:30), you can take your sweetheart  ( or the entire family) to enjoy ballroom dancing, photo booth pictures, love songs, chocolate tasting, and art tours at the Amon Carter museum. Admission if free for this event.

Schedule of Events

Art Making for All Ages
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Craft a matchbox Valentine
Decorate a shadow box

Art Search
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Fall in love with artworks in the Amon Carter’s collection. Pick up a question sheet (both adult and family versions are available), complete the search, and claim your prize!

Short Films
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Enjoy short cartoons about the pleasures (and perils!) of love:
Disney’s Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet: A Love Story (1954)
Pepé le Pew in Louvre Come Back to Me! (1962)
Popeye the Sailor in Nearlyweds (1957)
Disney’s Puppy Love (1933)

Family Tour
5:45–6:30 p.m.
What do you love about art? Join the Amon Carter’s professional gallery teachers to discover works of art, share your observations, and get creative in the galleries. This tour is best for children ages 12 and under with their adult companions.

Ballroom Dancing with Mark and Susan O’Brien, Founders of All That Ballroom
Sessions begin at 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
Watch Mark and Susan O’Brien perform two ballroom favorites, the tango and the rumba, and listen as they discuss the history and the basic steps that make up these passionate dances. Everyone is welcome to feel the rhythm and learn a few steps!

Photo Booth
6–9 p.m.
Capture the moment with those you love in the free photo booth!

Chocolate Tasting with Katherine Clapner, Owner of Dude, Sweet Chocolate
Tastings begin at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.
Taste the unique offerings of local chocolate shop Dude, Sweet Chocolate during this delectable presentation.
Please note: There are a limited number of seats per session. Free tickets to sessions will be available in Gallery 21 thirty minutes before each session begins.

Love Songs with Sheran Goodspeed Keyton
7–7:45 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of love songs with the fabulous, talented Sheran Goodspeed Keyton during this special cabaret-style performance.

Adult Tour, Love Don’t Come Easy
8–8:45 p.m.
Join Amon Carter assistant curator Maggie Adler as she tells the tales of love-struck artists and their artworks during this light-hearted adult tour.