Through Feb. 10
Super Bowl XLV stadium tours are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Cost $40.
Through Feb. 27
The Dallas Children’s Theatre presents The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman St. in Dallas. Friday shows begin at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday shows at 1:30 and 4:40 p.m. Tickets start at $14. www.dct.org
Through March 8
The Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Center in Richardson, will host a painting collection of Lisa M. Cardenas Metaphoric Landscapes: Then and Now exhibition at in the Green Mezzanine-Gallery. www.eisemanncenter.com
Through March 26
The PDNB Gallery, 1202 Dragon St. in Dallas, will host Neil Leifer: For the Love of the Game, every Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery. Leifer, a longtime Sports Illustrated photographer, showcases the greatest moments of professional sports since he began shooting pro football at the NFL Championship Game in 1978. The exhibit is free.
Feb. 2 and Feb. 3
Super Bowl kick-off party hosted by Cowboys Andre Gurode and DeMarcus Ware at the Grey Goose Lounge, 1500 Dragon St. in Dallas, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Adults 21 and older admitted. Call 972-365-1364 or 972-998-3879 for information.
Feb.2 – Feb. 6
The NFL Experience coincides with Super Bowl XLV at the Dallas Convention Center, 650 Griffin St. in Dallas. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children 12 years and younger. www.superbowl.com
Feb. 3 – Feb. 6
Art of Football with Steve Sabol comes to the Milan Gallery, 505 Houston St. in Fort Worth. Cost is free.
Feb. 3-Feb. 6
Superbeamers presents Super Bowl XLV celebrity weekend at the Beamers Club, 2443 Walnut Hill Drive, and Escapade 2000, 10707 Finnell St., both in Dallas. Performers include Performers include singer Melanie Fiona on Wednesday at Beamers; Chef Umberto with sounds from DJ Kayotik on Thursday at Beamers; Drake with Play-N-Skillz at Escapade and Ludacris at Beamers on Friday; Chris Brown at Beamers and Lil Wayne with Play-N-Skillz at Escapade on Saturday; and Sunday’s finale with Nelly, Ludacris and Jermaine Dupri at Beamers and Lil Wayne and Drake at Escapade. www.superbeamers.com
Feb. 3 – Feb. 5
Comedians Shawn and Marlon Wayans will perform at the Arlington Improv at 8 p.m. on Thursday and 8 and 10:30 p.m on Friday and Saturday. Cost is $35.
Feb. 3 – Feb. 6
Big Tex Entertainment presents Dallas First Down Weekend. P. Diddy’s official Super Bowl bash with special guests Jermaine Dupri and D.J. Prostyle from BET’s 106th and Park from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. at the Main Street Event Center (Purgatory), 2208 Main St. in Dallas. Dress to impress. Arrive early as lines begin as early as 8 p.m. On Saturday and on into Sunday, rappers Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj invade the Main Event Center from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Call 214-264-1887 or visit http://dallasfirstdown.eventbrite.com/ to purchase tickets.
Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam concert will broadcast live on VH1 at 8 p.m. from the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie. Lineup includes Kid Rock, Duran Duran and Jason Derulo. Tickets start at $95.
All-Star Comedy Jam presented by Shaquille O’Neal will take place at the Majestic Theatre at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.
Feb. 4 and Feb. 5
Black Academy of Arts and Letters presents Jazz at the Muse with Oscar Williams at the Clarence Muse Café at 9 p.m. at the Dallas Convention Center Theatre Complex, at the corner of Canton and Akard streets in Dallas. Admission is $15. Call 214-743-2400 for tickets.
Feb. 4 — Feb. 7
Cincinnati Bengal wide receivers Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco will celebrate Super Bowl XLV with the T.O. and Ocho Weekend Affair. At 9 p.m. on Friday, NFL and entertainers will join T.O. at Skye Bar Dallas, 1217 Main St. in downtown Dallas. Entertainment provided by D.J. G.T. Tickets start at $60. Ochocinco plans the most happenin’ after Super Bowl celebrity party to the House of Blues, 2200 Lamar St. in Dallas, starting at 9 p.m. Dallas’ D.J. Phil and D.J. Big Daddy and rapper Biz Markie is the slated entertainment. Tickets start at $40 and ticket sales for the Ochocinco gathering ends at 5 p.m. on Sunday. www.tochoweekend.com
The 20th annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration is slated for Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First Ave. in Dallas at 7:30 p.m. www.superbowlgospel.com
Feb. 4 and Feb. 5
Super First Friday for Super Bowl XLV weekend in downtown Dallas to take place at the Magnolia Hotel, 1401 Commerce, starts at 8 p.m. Ladies 23 and older and men 25 older will be admitted. www.superfirstfriday.com
If you missed Biz Markie’s gathering during last year’s NBA All-Star game in Dallas, join Markie, D.J. Hi-Ci and D.J. Phil for the Damn That DJ Made My Day Part II party Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Wish Ultra Lounge, 3001 Knox in Dallas. Half-price admission before 2 p.m. Tickets start at $30. www.groovetickets.com.
Feb. 5-Feb. 6
New Orleans Saint Darren Sharper and 106 and Park’s Terrence J Pre-Game Super Bowl Party is scheduled for 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Skye Bar Dallas, 1217 Main St. www.skyebardallas.com
Super Teen Saturday hosted by Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will take place at Cirque, 1930 Pacific Ave. in Dallas. The party, co-hosted by actress and model Melyssa Ford and former Dallas Cowboy Kevin Smith, is an alcohol-free event for teens 14 to 17. Tickets are $20. www.threeringsweekend.com
ESPN Magazine NEXT Big Tailgate comes to Sundance Square in Fort Worth. Event is free. Participate in interactive games and check out the giant belt buckle of steel, as well as the steel Texas made from recycled steel from Texas Stadium and area high schools.
The Professional Football Players Mothers Association to sponsor Dancing With the NFL Players from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Atrium at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. in Garland. Tickets are $100 and benefit the Boys and Girls Club. Slated to attend are Donovan McNabb, Andre Gurode, Thurman Thomas, Larry Johnson and Vince Young. www.pfpma.org
Feb. 5 and Feb. 6
30Something Dallas will host Super Ball XXX: An eXtraordinary eXample of eXceptionalism Super Bowl Saturday event from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. at the Magnolia Hotel, 1401 Commerce St. in downtown Dallas. www.30somethingdallas.com
Feb. 6 and Feb. 7
P. Diddy Live Grand Finale Tour at the Palladium Ballroom is scheduled. DJs include Go DJ HI C and MC Qua on the Serato and Mic. The show is for ages 21 and older. Buy tickets at www.aeglive.com.
Award-winning romance writer Francis Ray and harpist Geoffrey Ricketts will appear at the Allen Public Library, 300 N. Allen Drive, at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 10. Their presentation is free.
Feb. 11-Feb. 27
The Dallas Opera presents Romeo & Juliet at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora St. in Dallas. Sunday matinee performances (Feb. 13 and Feb. 27) start at 2 p.m. Single tickets start at $25. www.dallasopera.org
Jazz meets gospel when Take 6 and Yolanda Adams perform at the Winspear Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at 25. www.attpac.org
The I’m Back Comedy Tour featuring Chris Tucker makes stop in Dallas at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 901 1st Ave. Tickets go on sale Jan. 12. For VIP seats, call 817-680-1553 or 817-451-3000. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com
Kem, El DeBarge and Ledisi to perform at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show begins at 8. www.verizontheatre.com
The city of Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department and the Carrollton Police Officers Association will host the annual Daddy/Daughter Dance: Daddy’s Little Angel from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Creekview High School, 3201 Old Denton Road. All proceeds from the event benefit the Carrollton Police Officers Association, which assists police officers and their families in times of need and also supports community programs. Dinner will not be served. Visit carrolltondance.eventbrite.com or call 972-968-5438.
The Canadian Brass will perform at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson at 8 p.m. www.eisemanncenter.com
The Plano Symphony Orchestra presents the final concert of Family Fun Sundays series with Brass-a-Palooza. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. at the Courtyard Theatre, 1509 Avenue H, in historic downtown Plano. Tickets for the event range from $7 to $11. To make a reservation, call the Plano Symphony Ticket Office at 972-473-7262. Tickets may be purchased online by visiting www.planosymphony.org.
Feb. 23-Feb. 27
Want some Marvin Gaye? How about a little Ray Charles? The Dallas Black Dance Theatre will host a Cultural Awareness Series to include … And Now Marvin, Smoke and the spiritual suite Beams from Heaven at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., in Dallas. Tickets are available at www.dbdt.com or by calling 214-880-0202.
The hit stage play She’s Your Sister will take place at 8 p.m. at Friendship-West Baptist Church, 2020 W. Wheatland Road in Dallas. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show features Fred Hammond and Tony Grant (Why Did I Get Married?)
Royal Comedy Tour with Sommore, Bruce Bruce and D.L. Hughley and more is coming to Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $75. www.verizontheatre.com