Timeless Concerts will present a free concert, “Violins with Love,” from 2 – 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 20 at the Arlington Museum of Art.
The performance will celebrate some of the beautiful things in life: puppies, kittens and beautiful music. Though there is no required admission price, patrons can donate what they want via cash, check or online giving. There will also be a silent auction.
Violinists LeeAnne Chenoweth and Hanyaun Wang will play duets at the casual-attire event, during which organization members will discuss ways to raise funds for Timeless Concerts and Operation Kindness, both 501c3 nonprofit organizations.
For more: timelessconcerts.com.
Sam Riggs to play at Texas Live!
Rising star Sam Riggs, a country music singer/songwriter, will perform at Live! Arena in Texas Live! at 8 p.m. on Jan. 25.
Riggs, who learned his finger-picking guitar stylings from country legend Ray Wylie Hubbard, has released two albums. His second record, “Breathless,” rose to No. 12 on the country charts and included the hit single, “Second Hand Smoke.”
For more: texas-live.com.
When: Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Where: Mellow Mushroom (200 N. Center St.)
Time: 7 p.m.
Notes: Eat pizza and play some live trivia. Prizes include a $30 gift card for first place, a $15 gift card for second place and a $10 gift card for third place.
For more: 817-274-7173
When: Jan. 3-6
Where: Improv Comedy Theater & Restaurant (309 Curtis Mathes Way, #147)
Show times: Check website for show times
Notes: Billy Sorrells’ popular series of Youtube parodies have amassed 15-million total views.
For more: improvarlington.com
Concerts at Arlington Music Hall
When: Jan. 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 18, 25, 26, 31
Where: Arlington Music Hall (224 N. Center St.)
Show times: Check website for times
Notes: Scheduled performers/performances include: ZZ Top vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Trio Grande and Lone Star Skynyrd (Jan. 4), Collin Raye (Jan. 5), Steve Tyrell (Jan. 10), Neal McCoy (Jan. 11), Bricks in the Wall Pink Floyd Tribute (Jan. 12), Pure Prairie League (Jan. 18), Firefall (Jan. 25), Arturo Sandoval (Jan. 26) and Restless Heart (Jan. 31).
For more: arlingtonmusichall.net
Happy Hour Friday Concerts
When: Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25
Where: Fat Daddy’s (781 W. Debbie Lane, Mansfield)
Show time: 5 p.m.
Notes: Scheduled performers include: Josh Ingram (Jan. 4), Hannah Owens (Jan. 11), Aliza Ford (Jan. 18), Tyller Gummersall (Jan. 25).
For more: fatdaddyslive.com/mansfield/
Dead Man’s Cell Phone
When: Jan. 18 – Feb. 3
Where: Theatre Arlington (305 W. Main St.)
Show times: 7:30 p.m. on Thursday; 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. on Sunday
Notes: An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man – with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl.
For more: theatrearlington.org
American Jazz Composers Orchestra
When: Jan. 28
Where: The Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club (200 N. Mesquite St.)
Show times: 7:30 p.m.
Notes: Come see, hear and experience big band jazz at its finest every fourth Monday of the month at The Grease Monkey.
For more: greasemonkeyburgers.com
When: Jan. 30
Where: The Theatre at Grand Prairie (1001 Performance Place)
Show times: 8 p.m.
Notes: DCappella, Disney Music Group’s new a cappella group, will embark on its first North American tour this month.
For more: verizontheatre.com