things to do in DFW this week

There are plenty of ways to see and do the best in Dallas-Fort Worth but if you pay full price, you can’t see them all! We keep your social calendar full without breaking the bank.

Free and cheap activities in DFW this week include Stella: The Time Machine Journey, Sherlock Holmes and the Portal of Time, Live at Backdoor Comedy, The Fresh Pour Comedy Tour, free live music, free workouts, family activities, and more.

Here is our weekly edition of Free and Cheap Things to Do in DFW:



Stella: The Time Machine Journey

Stella: The Time Machine Journey
What: This “participatory” show will have parents and kids dancing together in an immersive adventure. Admission is $28 per person but we have your tickets for $22.50! They have showings available all throughout the week.
When: Times all week
Where: 1550 Convention Center Dr., Arlington, TX 76011
How much: $22.50



Take advantage of these fun events, happening all week!

Studio Movie Grill

There’s no better way to enjoy the newest blockbusters than with waitstaff and any snacks you like! Enjoy dinner and a movie, with comfy seats and a real big screen! Tickets are $9.75 per person but we’re all about getting a discount! For a limited time, get in the door for just $6 each to Lincoln Square or Plano locations.

SeaQuest Aquarium Fort Worth

Indulge in an underwater world of sealife from across the globe! At SeaQuest Fort Worth, you can feed, hold, and interact with all different types of animals and exotics from across five continents. It’s educational, fun for all ages, and now, cheaper than ever! Regularly priced, admission is $9.95 – $14.95 but with our deal, you can visit for as low as $8 per person.

Texas Discovery Gardens

Endless gardens, dancing butterflies, native plants and a botanical collection to put you back in touch with nature. Get lost and commune with mother earth! See one of DFW’s best outdoor preserves, now for a fraction of the price! Regularly priced, admission is $20 per person. For a limited time, we’re giving you two tickets for just $15!  That’s almost 40% off! With those prices, you can return again and again!

Regal Cinema Movie Tickets for 25% off

Regal Cinemas and United Artist Theaters are offering a special movie experience for 25% off! E-tickets work just like regular movie tickets — just print and redeem them at the theater box office or kiosk. Can be used on any date. Click here to get movie tickets for just $9.50. {Regularly $12!}



Stella: The Time Machine Journey
What: This “participatory” show will have parents and kids dancing together in an immersive adventure. Admission is $28 per person but we have your tickets for $22.50! They have two showings this Monday, 2:30 pm and 4 pm.
When: January 20, 2:30 & 4 pm
Where: 1550 Convention Center Dr., Arlington, TX 76011
How much: $22.50

Shake, Rattle, and Read
What: This is a special story time for lively children! Little one who can’t sit still for a story? That doesn’t mean you stop reading! Make story time into play and read time with this free class at the Southwest Regional Library.
When: January 20, 11 am – 12 noon
Where: 4001 Library Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
How much: Free

Monday Night Lights
What: Dallas Bike Works is hosting this free bike ride every Monday night! Bring all you’ll need for an hour ride, with lights! You’ll speed about 16 -17 miles per hour and there may be hills.
When: January 20, 5:55 – 7 pm
Where: 4875 W Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX 75214
How much: Free



Bilingual Story Time
What: The Dallas and Fort Worth Public Libraries have infant, toddler, preschooler, and school-aged children’s activities every day of the week. Admission si always free. On Tuesdays at Bachman Lake, enjoy a bilingual story time in English and Spanish! For kids 6 years and younger.
When: January 21, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: 9480 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas TX 75220
How much: Free

Tours at the Sid Richardson Museum
What: Admission to the Sid Richardson Museum is always free! On Tuesdays, the museum offers free tours by a docent.
When: January 21, 2 pm
Where: 309 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
How much: Free

Dallas Open Mic
What: At the Green Elephant, enjoy a Tuesday evening open mic for comedians, musicians, and entertainers alike. Admission is $5 for early birds, $10 for everyone else.
When: January 21, 8 pm
Where: 5627 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75206
How much: Free



Family Fun Game Night 
What: Southwest Community Center is hosting this free game night with cards, dominoes, and more! Bring your own game or just see what they have.
When: January 22, 6 pm
Where: 6300 Welch Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76133
How much: Free

Live Karaoke at Longhorn Ice House
What: Karaoke is fun but it’s even better when you’re performing with a live band! Treble Hook will be on site every Tuesday with drink specials to give you some liquid courage. Don’t worry about song tracks, they have 35K+ songs in their repertoire! Admission is free, just pay for what you order!
When: January 22, 7 pm
Where: 1901 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75220
How much: Free

Line Dancing with Yoshi
What: The Round Up Saloon and Dance Hall offers free line dancing lessons on most Wednesday nights. Admission is free, just pay for what you order and tip your bartenders!
When: January 22, 8:30 pm
Where: 3912 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75219
How much: Free



Sherlock Holmes and the Portal of Time
What: Sherlock Holmes must stop Professor Moriarty from changing history and the outcome of World War II. This comedy is on stage at Rover Dramawerks. Admission is $18 per person but we’re getting you in for half of that! For a limited time, admission is just $9 per person.
When: January 23, 8 pm
Where: 221 West Parker, Plano, TX 75023
How much: $9

To Catch a Thief 
What: As part of the Fresh Start Film Festival at East Berry Library. Alfred Hitchcock’s romantic thriller will be on the big screen.
When: January 23, 5:30 pm
Where: 4600 E Berry St, Fort Worth, TX 76105
How much: Free

Fit Jam at The Jam Box
What: The first class at The Jam Box is always free! This class is fun, upbeat, good for all activity levels, and will leave you feeling powerful. Admission and class are free if this is your first time.
When: January 23, 6 pm
Where: 921 N. Riverfront Blvd Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75207
How much: Free



Downtown Farmers Market
What: Downtown Fort Worth hosts a farmers market at Hulen Mall. Admission is always free! Bring your re-useable shopping bags.
When: January 24, 9 am – 3 pm
Where: 4800 S Hulen St, Fort Worth, TX
How much: Free

Yogees Yoga for Kids
What: This free yoga class is perfect for little ones. Let them learn the stretch, relax, and get their wiggles out while listening to story telling.
When: January 24, 10:30 am
Where: 8687 N Central Expy, Suite 1514, Dallas, TX 75225
How much: Free

The Song of Names 
What: Magnolia at the Modern is hosting this low-cost screening of an emotional detective story. Admission is $10 per person and members get a discount.
When: January 24, 6 pm
Where:  3200 Darnell St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
How much: $10



Live at Backdoor Comedy
What: Every Saturday evening, you can catch a live comedy show at one of Dallas’ longest-running venues. Admission is $14 per person but we have your tickets for just $9.95.
When: January 25, 8:30 pm
Where: 940 E. Belt Line Rd, Richardson, TX  75801
How much: $9.95

The Fresh Pour Comedy Tour
What: Nationally-touring comedians are making a one-night stop at Trinity River Distillery in Fort Worth. Admission is $15 per person but we’re getting you in for just $7 each!
When: January 25, 7 pm
Where: 1734 E El Paso St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
How much: $7

Hallam Family Concerts
What: The Dallas Museum of Art is hosting this concert series, Tales of the Macabre. Admission is free, seating is first-come, first-serve.
When: January 25, 3 pm
Where: 1717 N Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: Free



Science Sundays: Shadows and Light
What: In the Children’s Center Craft Area on the 2nd Floor of the Central Library, this free program explores what causes shadows and how to play with light. Admission is free.
When: January 26, 2 pm
Where: 1515 Young St, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: Free

Gilmore Girls Trivia
What: Steam Theory Brewing is hosting this game of Trivia so you can get your Gilmore Girls on over dinner. Admission is free, the game is $25 and you can have a team of six!
When: January 26, 7 pm
Where: 340 Singleton Blvd, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75212
How much: Free

Rodeo Season at Sundance
What: Sundance Pavilion is hosting daily events and activities, open to the public, in honor of Rodeo Season! This Sunday, enjoy live music and local vendor pop-ups. Admission is free!
When: January 26, 5 pm
Where: E. 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
How much: Free


Do you know of other free and cheap activities going on in DFW this week? Tell us about them in the comments below: