The calendar page is once again flipped to the start of a new year, and the beginning of 2018 has plenty of great events in store. From thrilling sports action to must-see concerts and everything in between, here’s our recommendations for all of this month’s best entertainment.
NFL Playoffs – After 16 short weeks, the NFL playoffs are officially here. This weekend’s wild card games will draw up excitement, particularly the NFC’s Falcons vs. Rams and Panthers vs. Saints match-ups. As far as the Divisional games go, it’s hard to imagine anyone but the Patriots and Steelers advancing to the AFC Championship, as well as the Eagles and Vikings for the NFC decider though only time will tell.
College Basketball – NCAA basketball is nearing its peak, with Division I teams across the country battling it out in hopes of making it to the big dance in March. There are stellar match-ups scheduled across the country this month, including Kentucky taking on the Aggies of Texas A&M on January 9, Xavier facing No. 1 Villanova the following day, West Virginia vs. Kentucky on the 27 and the Duke Blue Devils going head-to-head against the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame January 29.
Lana Del Rey – The indie-pop songstress Lana Del Rey returns to the stage for her LA to the Moon tour in support of her Grammy-nominated album Lust for Life. The tour kicks off January 5 in Minneapolis and travels across the U.S. and Canada through the end of February, making stops in San Diego, Orlando, Boston, Chicago and Detroit among other cities.
Miranda Lambert – Country powerhouse vocalist Miranda Lambert is making the rounds to major arenas on her Livin’ Like Hippies tour, which begins January 18 in Greenville, South Carolina. The reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year continues to support her Platinum-selling album The Weight of These Wings and is poised to hit 26 North American cities on her latest tour that’s got fans frantic to get tickets. Find yours here.
Dear Evan Hansen – TV actor Noah Galvin may have only recently stepped into the starring role of Broadway’s latest smash, but he has already made a lasting impression on audiences. Galvin took over the role in November after Tony winner Ben Platt’s departure, though just for a brief stint. Broadway veteran Taylor Trensch will assume the role of awkward yet lovable Evan Hansen in early February, so show-goers won’t want to miss Galvin’s final stretch of praised performances. Tickets available here.