Talk Up On It With Kriss Kaliko At Trees, Dance A Stolen Dance With Milky Chance At House Of Blues And Roar With Katy Perry At The American Airlines Center.

Imagine losing your career and deciding to start a business that

That’s exactly what happened Andrea and Cindy Pedraza of Oak Cliff, whom we featured last week in a Q&A. The mother-daughter duo founded the popular Bishop Arts District business CocoAndré Chocolatier after both women were laid off in 2009 during the Great Recession.

Andrea had spent 25 years working as a chocolatier and decided to put her wisdom into practice. Her chocolate has proved so popular that CocoAndré is now working on making designer chocolate bars and partnering with some of the biggest businesses in town to make custom-made chocolate. And last year, they two went to Washington as part of Barack Obama’s Educational Execellence for Hispanics initiative.

Talk about success made from scratch. So yeah, while you’re out and about at one of the following happenings this week, make sure to keep in mind that good things can be born from shitty situations.

Monday (1.8)

Krizz Kaliko at Trees
The Talk Up On It Tour.

Free Preview Week at Ruby Room
Kind of like when you would check out a class in college and decide if you wanted to pay for it or not.

Flashdance at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars
Sometimes you just gotta dance.

Goat Head Trivia at The Nines
Eats and trivia.

Book Club at The Wild Detectives
This week’s book is The Seventh Function of Language.

Tuesday (1.9)

Sundressed at The Dirty 30
With Sad Cops, Better Now, Rain Check, Doggo, Sylvania Ave.

The Greatest Showman at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars
Presented by Theater Jones and the AT&T Performing Arts Center.

S-Ankh Rasa Rasa, Hocus Pocus at Deep Ellum Art Company
Live funky jazz and food.

The Big Movie: Dark Passage at Magnolia Theatre
A film-noir thriller.

Wednesday (1.10)

The Rich Hands at Twilite Lounge Deep Ellum
With Loafers.

King of the Mountain at Dallas Comedy House
Two teams enter, only one leaves. OK, they both leave, but one leaves a winner.

Extreme Midget Wresling at The Rail Club
Like WWE, but on a smaller scale.

Easter Island at Three Links
With Samus Taylor, Majik Taylor.

Thursday (1.11)

Todd Snider at Kessler Theater
With Rorey Carroll, Kristy Kruger.

Temple of Angels, Rosegarden Funeral, Polystarra at The Nines
With Radio Clash.

Milky Chance at House of Blues
With Lewis Capaldi.

Gravity Lumpkin Super Jam at Deep Ellum Art Company
With Mr. Molly, Fullymaxxed.

Friday (1.12)

Yumi Zouma at Club Dada
With OG Garden, NITE.

Damn Fine Music Fest at Three Links
A Twin Peaks-themed festval.

A Live One at Deep Ellum Art Company
Celebrating all things Phish.

Polyrthmics at Prophet Bar
With Medicine Man Revival.

The Voodoo Fix, VHX The Van Halen Experience at Curtain Club
A Pre-20th Anniversary Show.

Who’s Best at Granada Theater
A tribute to The Who.

Pan’s Labyrinth at Texas Theatre

Saturday (1.13)

Black Label Society at The Bomb Factory
With Corrosion of Conformity

The Cold Tony’s at The Foxhole
In good old Denton.

The Monte Pittman Experience at Three Links
With Neil Swanson.

With Or Without U2 at House of Blues
A U2 Tribute.

Corry Morrow at Granada Theater
With Dalton Domino.

Mike Dillon’s New Orleans Punk Rock Percussion Consortium at Deep Ellum Art Company
With Billy Goat, Katsuk.

Ragland at Prophet Bar
With Fervent Roze, Hayden Stanford, Upland.

Audic Empire, Bum Lucky at Curtain Club
With idoljob, Burning Slow, Positive Vibe Tribe Band.

Bettye LaVettea at Kessler Theater
Theater doors open at 7 p.m.

Locked & Loaded: Cygnus/punktronica/squanto at Armoury D.E.
Always free.

Sunday (1.14)

Katy Perry at American Airlines Center
With Carly Rae Jepsen.

Halls of the Machine, Plandroid at Three Links
With Casey Hess.

My Friend Dahmer at Texas Theatre
Yes, that Jeffrey Dahmer.

Dirty Fences at Club Dada
With Thin Skin, Mother Tongues, The Bralettes.

Dee-1 at Cambridge Room
Just $13 gets you in.

Obscene Beings at Prophet Bar
With Safety Meeting, Duh-knee-Ka, Millenial Falcon.

Bela Fleck & Brooklyn Riders at Majestic Theatre
KXT 91.7 and Art&Seek present…

To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our event directory.

Cover image via Milky Chance Facebook Page.

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