Jan. 1-12
Retro–Matico is a retrospective exhibit of Jose Vargas’ artwork, which includes photography,
prints, painting and mixed media. Artist and professor Cristina Medina curated the works.
Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd., 214.670.3777, occc.dallasculture.org, free

Jan. 13
Adult painting
Express yourself through painting with the library staff and the help of the library’s current artist in residence. This event is for adults only, and supplies are included.
North Oak Cliff Library, 302 W. Tenth, 214.670.7555, dallaslibrary.org, free

Jan. 13-31
Local Art
Check out work by Manuel Pecina, a photographer and multimedia artist who works in film and digital arts. His work has been in the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Contemporary and George Pompidou Centre in Paris. An artist reception is from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 13.
Mighty Fine Arts, 409A N. Tyler St., 214.942.5241, mfagallery.com, free

Jan 25
Glass class
Students will learn a variety of kiln glass techniques and create a pair of glass bowls in this introductory class at 6:30 p.m.
Oil and Cotton, 817 W. Davis, 214.942.0474, oilandcotton.com, $70

Jan. 26
One-man show
Joe Bob Briggs will entertain with “How Rednecks Saved Hollywood.” Briggs’ 8 p.m. show will explain the history of rednecks in cinema with classic film clips of exploitation cinema.
The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., 214.948.1546, thetexastheatre.com, $12 – $18

Jan. 27
Novel talk
National bestselling author Victoria Christopher Murray discusses race, motherhood, marriage, vigilante justice and other themes of her novel, “Stand Your Ground” at 3 p.m.
Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St., 214.948.0716 bishopartstheatre.org, $15 – $22

Jan. 27
Neighborhood rock
Join one of Dallas’ most popular bands, Somebody’s Darling, for a concert ahead of their newest release. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert starts at 8 p.m.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St., 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $22