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Have a Really Willie Happy New Year.

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes you can cram two clichés into one sentence and make lemonade out of life’s lemons.

That’s something this New Zealand teen knows all too well. When her parents wouldn’t buy her a horse, she shrugged her shoulders, saddled up a nearby cow and taught it how to jump over obstacles.

You could learn from her healthy, positive attitude. It makes life much more enjoyable. And when you’re having trouble finding something to do this week, don’t fret. Check out our suggestions and find what you need.

Monday (1.2)
Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium
No. 12 Western Michigan vs No 8. Wisconsin.

Cruel Intentions at Alamo Drafthouse (Cedars)
Are you in, or are you out?

Tuesday (1.3)
Willie Nelson at Granada Theater (Sold Out)
Make it a Bloody Mary morning.

Ron Lechler is Dead at Bearded Monk
RIP.

Tuesday Night Trash at Texas Theatre
Featuring Phobe: The Xenophobic Experiments.

Wednesday (1.4)
Willie Nelson at Granada Theater (Sold Out)
He’s always on your mind.

Power Trip at RBC
Face the firing squad.

North Texas Roller Derby Open House at Lone Star Indoor Sports and Events Center
Prove your might.

Thursday (1.5)
Zac Maloy & Jaret Reddick at Rockin’ Rodeo
Come back to Texas.

Hip-Hop Karaoke at Crown and Harp
Pass the mic to you for a fistful of juice.

Marvel vs Capcom 3 Tournament at Tomcats West
The fate of two worlds.

Disconnect to Reconnect at Dallas Museum of Art (Free)
No phones allowed.

Friday (1.6)
The West Windows (EP Release) at Three Links
With Stealers, Red Like Heat.

Big City Folk Reunion Show at Lola’s
With Urban Pioneers.

Dale Watson, Ray Benson at Kessler Theater
Don’t sleep on this one.

Mothership at Dan’s Silverleaf
Trip on the ship.

Thin White Dukes, The Bastards of Soul at Granada Theater
Put on your red shoes and dance the blues.

Forever Bowie: A Birthday Salute to Our Rock ‘n’ Roll Messiah at Texas Theatre (Free)
Bowie Scaraoke with DJ Mr. Rid.

Saturday (1.7)
Dallas Safari Club Adventure Convention at Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center
Killin’ the game.

Brothers Osborne at House of Blues
Stay a little longer.

Forever Bowie: A Birthday Salute to Our Rock ‘n’ Roll Messiah at Texas Theatre (Free)
Bowie dance party and birthday countdown.

Bummer Vacation, Siamese, Steve Gnash, Yung Wave at Dada (Free)
Savage.

Elvis’ Birthday Bash with Graceland NInjaz at Gas Monkey Live at Gas Monkey Live
With tributes to Duran Duran and The Cars, too.

Locked and Loaded at Armour, D.E. (Free)
With Bravo Max, Birds of Night, Mean Motor Scooter.

Legends of Zelda at Bass Performance Hall
Link up.

Sunday (1.8)
Red Hot Chili Peppers at American Airlines Center
Sock it to me.

Hypnotic Polar Plunge at Fraternal Order of Eagles
Take a dive.

Sarafest! at Three Links
Dead Flowers, Goodnight Ned, Medicine Man, Lizzie Boredom and many more raising money for Sara Pope.

Cymbeline Unabridged, Staged Reading at Hamon Hall
Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance of power, jealousy and a journey of love and reconciliation.

John Paul White at Dada
Half of Civil Wars.

The Madisons at Dan’s Silverleaf
Lucky you.

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

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