The first full weekend in January in Fort Worth packs a lot into just a couple of days. While nothing but continuing events take place on Thursday and Sunday, Friday and Saturday are chock-full of things like new museum exhibits, movies, a beer launch party, concerts, and more.
Below are the best options for your precious free time Thursday through Sunday. Don't like what you see? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events.
Friday, January 6
Sid Richardson Museum presents “Hide & Horn on the Chisholm Trail”
The Sid Richardson Museum joins the three-state (Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas) 2017 celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. Visitors can view rarely seen items from the cattle trail-era in the museum’s permanent collection, as well as other items on loan from the Rees-Jones Collection in Dallas and from another private collection. The exhibit is on display through May 28.
Magnolia at the Modern: Elle
The latest in the Magnolia at the Modern series is the French film Elle. Michèle (Isabelle Huppert), the head of a successful video game company, brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. After being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant, she resolutely tracks the man down, drawing them both into a game that may spiral out of control. There are five screenings through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Martin House Brewing Company presents Friday IPA Launch Party
You can kick off the new year with new beer from the Martin House Brewing Company. Its latest microseasonal release is a brand-new IPA, simply titled Friday IPA, brewed with Mosaic, Chinook, Amarillo, and Simcoe hops. This will be the brewery's first, and possibly only, Friday open house. Food will be available from Aunt Shirley’s Food Truck.
Josh Abbott Band in concert
The first concert of the year at Billy Bob's Texas is a two-night affair, as the Josh Abbott Band plays late-night concerts on both Friday and Saturday. The band, originally from Lubbock, is slowly but surely making their way up the country music charts, with both of their past two albums, including 2015's Front Row Seat, reaching the top 10 nationally.
Saturday, January 7
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents A Feast for the Ears
You can make a full day of art, music, and movies at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on Saturday. Start by checking out the soon-to-end KAWS exhibit; followed by this concert, featuring a performance by the Borromeo String Quartet playing the works of Haydn, Mozart, and Ravel; and ending with a screening of Elle.
Johnson Development Corporation presents Viridian Winter Chill
The holiday season is officially over, but the community at Viridian is holding out a little longer with this event. Taking place at Viridian Lake Club, activities include sledding down a mountain of snow, train rides, photos with a longhorn “rein-steer,” a toy soldier stilt walker, and holiday snacks.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest
The global concert tour of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest descends on Fort Worth with this special performance at Bass Performance Hall. The multimedia concert experience presents over 29 years of music from The Legend of Zelda franchise, featuring pieces performed live by a chorus and the full Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Audiences can expect new additions from A Link Between Worlds, the most recently released Zelda game.