Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, January 5-11
Celebrating trains, a twist on a classic fairy tale, and early art exposure are your best bets this week.
And so we enter the post-holidays lull in the event calendar. With kids now back in school and people pausing to take a breath after the glut of holiday events, there are slim pickings from which to choose this week. But that doesn't mean there's nothing to do! The below events are still well worth your while.
Whether you've ever taken a train ride or not, it will still be interesting to go to the Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center on Saturday and Sunday as Amtrak Celebrates 40 Years. Learn about the history of the train company and how they've shaped the way people travel. A special train will be on display both days, along with a play area based on the Disney Junior show Chuggington.
Artisan Center Theater in Hurst kicks off the new year with their latest Artie's Playhouse production, Rumple-Steal-Skin, starting Saturday and running through January 28. The title of the play may be vaguely creepy, but we promise there's nothing but fun to be had in this twist on the classic fairy tale.
Finally, Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth presents their latest Picture and Pages, The Snow Day, on Tuesday. The program encourages 4-6 year olds to use their imagination, following the book reading by a docent-led tour of the museum. Make sure to register in advance.