The slate of new events in and around Fort Worth is relatively limited this weekend, but they offer a broad range of subject matter. You can experience a pop-up photo studio, the final days of outdoor ice skating, an award-worthy documentary, one of classical music's finest pieces, a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, a Texas original singer, and the end of an acclaimed art exhibit.
Below are the best ways to spend your free time this weekend. Want more options? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events.
Thursday, January 10
Snap151 Selfie-Centric Pop-Up Photo Studio
Fort Worth’s first immersive selfie-centric space, Snap151, will be a limited engagement born out of the desire to create a space with whimsy and fun. The space is powered by a photogenic color palette that is equally enjoyed in both the physical environment and digitally via social media. This pop-up photo studio will feature a collective of Instagram-worthy attractions, including neon, murals, streamers, sparkles and mega-sized props. The studio will be open at WestBend through January 27.
Trinity River Vision Authority presents Panther Island Ice
The days are limited to get in one last skate at Fort Worth's only outdoor skating rink, Panther Island Ice. Located at Coyote Drive-In, the rink has provided a winter wonderland of fun and excitement throughout the holiday season, but with school back in session, the fun must come to an end. It will be open every day through Monday.
Friday, January 11
Magnolia at the Modern Film presents Monrovia, Indiana
Acclaimed documentarian Frederick Wiseman's Monrovia, Indiana explores the unique and important contributions small towns make to American character and culture, in addition to providing most of our food, raw materials, and drinking water. The film also illuminates conflicting stereotypes and illustrates how values like community service, duty, spiritual life, generosity, and authenticity are formed and experienced. There will be seven screenings through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Also Sprach Zarathustra
The opening call of the trumpets in perfect intervals and the pounding of the timpani are instantly recognizable as Strauss’ epic tone poem, Also Sprach Zarathustra. Experience this majestic work with Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Plus, composer Jimmy López returns to Fort Worth for a performance of his Symphony No. 1: "The Travails of Persiles and Sigismunda." The concert will have three performances through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.
Tarrant Actors Regional Theatre presents Buried Child
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1977, Buried Child is an evocative and macabre look at one dysfunctional American Midwestern family. A young man returns home with his girlfriend, only to discover that no one seems to recognize him. As the family struggles against its own demons, and fights to keep the past in the past, a dark family secret threatens their very survival. The production will be at Fort Worth Community Arts Center through January 27.
Saturday, January 12
Pat Green in concert
After rising through Texas' dancehall scene years ago, Pat Green earned himself major label support in Nashville and became the poster child of Texas music for a whole generation of fans. Green’s explosive live shows have made him a fan favorite, and the San Antonio native and Fort Worth resident has sold over 2 million albums and been nominated for three Grammy Awards. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Sunday, January 13
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Njideka Akunyili Crosby: "Counterparts"
Sunday is the final day to view Njideka Akunyili Crosby: "Counterparts" at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Akunyili Crosby, a native of Nigeria, created a series of visually and conceptually mirrored pairs of paintings that juxtapose life in Nigeria and the United States. Layers of paint serve as a metaphor for the complex merging of cultural backgrounds that contribute to Akunyili Crosby's sense of self.