31 Days of Twyla / January Your art and culture event list for the month.

The new year is so close we can taste it. Skip that resolution to floss or meditate and make it your goal to do and see more art and cultural events this year. To support your worthy goal, we have a list of interesting happenings around the country (and beyond) to keep you occupied this first month of the year.


January 1
Happy New Year! Kick things off with The Polar Bear Club’s annual New Year’s Day Swim at Coney Island. Show up at 1 pm and plunge into the freezing Atlantic Ocean. Your donation goes to Camp Sunshine, a retreat for kids with life-threatening illnesses.

PASADENA, CA JANUARY 2, 2012 -- The 123nd Rose Parade rolls down Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena January 2, 2012. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

January 2
Head to Pasadena or turn on the television. It’s time for the annual Rose Parade and those flower-covered floats.


January 3
If you happen to be in Santa Fe, go check out Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return. This wild immersive exhibit was built by 135 artists and the building is owned by George RR Martin of Game of Thrones fame.


January 4
Want to laugh so hard that your face hurts? Catch Louis CK’s first night at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater in Austin.


January 5
Stop by Tillou Gallery in Brooklyn to see Totem & Taboo: New Works by Twyla artist Daniel Horowitz. The show is inspired by Sigmund Freud’s seminal book of the same name.

Fb- Shot by Noemi Preiswerk and Yves Roy (1)-Exposure

January 6
A little bit of SoHo in Little Rock. It’s the last day of the 48th Collectors Show and Sale at the Arkansas Arts Center. Work by Twyla artist Trevor Guthrie is on exhibit.


January 7
Get yourself to Greece. While you’re there, see future Twyla artist Nikos Papadopoulos’ solo show “The City of Rocks” at Alpha Delta gallery in Athens. Hurry, though, it’s closing today!


January 8
Happy Birthday to Elvis. Celebrate at the 15th annual Elvis Fest at The Original Mother's in Chicago where you can enjoy free peanut butter and banana sandwiches and an Elvis lookalike content.


January 9
The London International Mime Festival starts today and runs through the beginning of February. Yes, mimes are kinda weird, but it’s one of the UK’s longest-running theater festivals.



January 10
There are just five days left to see Pipolotti Rist’s “Pixel Forest” at the New Museum of Contemporary Art.  It’s the first New York survey of this artist’s ground-breaking video and multimedia work.


January 11
Los Angeles is giving NYC a run for its money as the country’s epicenter of contemporary art and artists. See what’s up at the LA Art Show. The fair features modern and contemporary art exhibitors and had over 70,000 visitors come through last year.

FOG Design + Art Fair Preview Gala

January 12
The FOG Art + Design Fair opens in San Fran. This unique fair mixes visual arts and design and features 45 galleries and 21POP, a special installation created by Stanlee Gatti, one of the country’s top event planners.  



January 13
This weekend is the Miami Design Preservation League's Art Deco Weekend. You can look forward to snazzy vintage cars, a Jazz Age lawn party, and walking tours of Miami’s famous Art Deco neighborhood.



January 14
It’s the first day to see Twyla artist Anne Senstad’s show “UltraModerne” at Good Children Gallery in New Orleans. The artist has a long history with the city as she did site-specific works there after Hurricane Katrina. Anne will be exhibited alongside Generic Art Solutions, a two-person art collective.


January 15
Take in the beauty before it’s gone. Klimt and the Women of Vienna's Golden Age, 1900-1918  at Neue Galerie in New York brings together twelve of Klimt’s gorgeous portraits of society women in Vienna.


January 16
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day! There are many events happening across the country, but we’ve got NY’s largest tribute on our list. Head to BAM in Brooklyn to see musical programming inspired by Dr. King’s legacy.


January 17
There’s more than New York and Paris Fashion weeks. Today is the start of Berlin Fashion Week and this season is focused on green fashion and ecological design.


January 18
If you’re in LA, go check out Degas’ “Russian Dancers” at the Getty. It’s one of his late great works of art and the exhibition looks at the artist’s inventive use of pastels.


January 19
If you’ve seen Ali Wong’s hilarious Netflix special, you’re going to want to snag tickets to this one. The Riot LA Comedy Festival kicks off with a show by Wong at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel.

The VIP Preview and Vernissage of the Outsider Art Fair drew an eclectic crowd of enthusiasts and tastemakers to the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan on Thursday, January 21, 2016.  Photograph by Casey Kelbaugh

January 20
This is a different kind of art fair, but equally inspiring. The Outsider Art Fair in NYC is where you can discover gems by self-taught artists who work outside of the mainstream art market.


January 21
Have you hugged a squirrel today? It’s Squirrel Appreciation Day. Seriously.


January 22
Stay warm inside and go see the Kings of Leon rock out at the historic Fox Theater in Detroit.


January 23
Today is your very last chance to see the Magritte exhibit at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, which features over 100 works from throughout his career.


January 24
We lost many greats in 2016 and Leonard Cohen was one of them. Buy tickets to “Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Celebration of Leonard Cohen” at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Performers include members of Sonic Youth and Deer Tick, among many others.


January 25
If you are in Sydney, we suggest swinging by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia to see the exhibition Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect With Everything. Miyajima is one of Japan’s top contemporary artists and this show is the first chance to see his work in the Southern Hemisphere.


January 26
D.R.A.M., the man who brought us the catchy “Cha Cha,” performs at El Club in Detroit.


January 27
Cat ladies (and gents!) unite. Don’t be shy and get yourself to the first day of the International Cat Show in Portland, Oregon.


January 28
2017 is the Year of the Rooster. Celebrate the Chinese New Year properly by heading to Hong Kong for their legit festive night parade.


January 29
Willie goes to Vegas! Willie Nelson and Family are performing in Las Vegas for a limited time. Catch him at The Venetian, where he’ll be singing all of his hits.


January 30
The 80s are back and we’re not just talking about fashion. The Whitney’s new exhibit Fast Forward: Paintings from the 1980s features works by Basquiat, David Salle and Terry Winters.

Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil Smooth Criminal Dancers

January 31
Rolling Stone magazine called Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil, “a virtual parade of ‘wow’ moments.” The show involves acrobats bungee jumping to “Billie Jean.” See it at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.