January 2017 Event Preview

  • By David Kennedy | Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
January 2017 Event Preview

There may be a chill in the air, but it’s a new year filled with incredible events to get excited about! Get fired up this winter with the amazing exhibits, cons, and festivals happening all month long.

Northeast

Body Worlds Vital Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI – Now through February 26, 2017

See the inner workings of the human body in a way you never imagined you could. Body Worlds Vital is going strong at the Rhode Island Convention Center! Marvel at actual preserved human cadavers in this unique exhibit. This is a eye-opening anatomical adventure you won’t want to miss!

Dinosaurs Unearthed Portland Science Center, Portland, ME – Now through April 30, 2017

Take a prehistoric journey through this immersive exhibit now on display at the Portland Science Center in Portland, ME. The exhibit includes skeletons, fossils, an excavation site, and interactive activities sure to inspire the inner researcher in us all. Oh, and how could we forget – over a dozen animatronic dinosaurs put you right in the middle of the action! Dinosaurs Unearthed is here for a limited time, so be sure to get your tickets before they go extinct!

Halftime Pairings 2017 Various Locations, Seneca Lake Area, New York – January 13-15, 2017

Touchdown! Enjoy the beauty of the Seneca Lake area on a self-guided tour, sampling delicious wines paired specifically with sports party delights! With 25 wineries participating in this tasty winter event, your quest to find the perfect wine to accompany your favorite game snack is only a few sips away. Don’t forget to collect your gift item at the door!

South

The 2017 Washington Auto Show Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. – January 27 – February 5, 2017

Start your engines! The Washington Auto Show returns to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center this January. In addition to the hundreds of new models from over 35 manufacturers, this year’s show will also feature VIP tours, interactive contests, and exhibit areas including live painting of automobiles. Celebrity guests including WWE Superstar, Roman Reigns, Washington Redskins Tight End, Jordan Reed, and Washington Nationals Center Fielder, Trea Turner, will make this an auto show experience like never before!

Key West Food & Wine Festival Various Locations, Key West, FL – January 25-29, 2017

While the rest of the country is shoveling snow, why not grab your flip flops and take advantage of the Floridian weather at this year’s Key West Food & Wine Festival? Dozens of events including tastings, seminars, tours, and much much more are included in this delicious escape from old man winter! Be sure to get your tickets now, and don’t forget the sunscreen!

PAX South  Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX – January 27-29, 2017

One of the largest gaming events of the year hits San Antonio this January. PAX South is a convention dedicated to the love of gaming. Panels, competitions, the chance to experience new and unreleased games, and so much more will fill this 3-day gaming nerd-fest! Tickets are still available, so be sure to act now and we’ll see you there!

Midwest

Picturing the West: Masterworks of the 19th-Century Landscape Photography Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH – Now through January 15, 2017

Taft Museum of Art’s current exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service through beautiful and historic examples of 19th-Century landscape photography. The photographs included in Picturing the West served to present our country’s natural beauty, as well as inspire some of the notions that served to form 20th-Century America. Featured photographers in the exhibition include Eadweard Muybridge, William Henry Jackson, and Carleton E. Watkins. Don’t miss this glimpse into the beauty of our past!

Forever Retreat Sheraton Detroit Novi, Novi, MI – January 6-8, 2017

Forever is a permanent, secure, trustworthy place where people can store videos, photos, and other family memories in the cloud for generations. The Forever Retreat is an event that provides information and training on the software and capabilities of Forever, as well as time to design projects and create memories. Explore this digital storage solution all while enjoying a fun and engaging weekend event!

Tyler Farr The Rusty Spur Saloon, Fort Wayne, IN – January 21, 2017

This month, country singer Tyler Farr returns to The Rusty Spur in Fort Wayne, IN. Farr has been a growing force in country music, producing a string of Country Top 40 hits over the past few years. Did you know the “Redneck Crazy” singer is also a classically trained opera singer? Be sure to get your tickets in advance for this one!

West

Ice Castles Midway, UT (other locations include Stillwater, MN; Wisconsin Dells, WI; Lincoln, NH; Edmonton, AB)  – January – March, 2017 Weather Permitting

This winter, step into a frozen world straight out of a fairytale. The Ice Castles are absolutely breathtaking works of art that just have to be experienced in person! Witness the breathtaking beauty of ice as the whole family strolls through these gorgeous larger than life structures. Be sure to act quickly – Ice Castles only last for a short time before they melt away until next year!

IMATS Los Angeles 2017 Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA – January 13-15, 2017

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, this highly anticipated makeup event showcases the dazzling new artistic trends and cutting edge products of the year! Professional makeup artists and amateur makeup enthusiasts alike will flock to Los Angeles this January for yet another iteration of this internationally touring trade show.

The Classic Auto Show Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA – January 27-29, 2017

The Classic Auto Show is a celebration of all things automotive. This three-day event will showcase a wide array of automobiles, from rare and unusual to the car that you may have learned to drive in! The Auto Show’s Grand Boulevard displays a unique automotive historic timeline, and guests including industry experts and television personalities like Mike Brewer and Wayne Carini will make this event truly unforgettable!

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