It's a bit of an eclectic weekend around Fort Worth this weekend, with a wide variety of events taking place. They include the final days of the stock show and rodeo, an Oscar-nominated film, two art openings, a concert from an up-and-coming country duo, classical music in two different forms, some of the best bull riding in the world, and a septuagenarian comedian.
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, February 7
2019 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
After three weeks, the 2019 edition of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo will come to an end. You have four more days to enjoy the daily rodeos at Will Rogers Coliseum, shows with pigeons, chickens, goats, and more; livestock auctions; a midway with carnival games and fair food; and multiple concerts, concluding with Cody Canada on Saturday. The event as a whole comes to a close on Sunday.
Friday, February 8
Magnolia at the Modern: Capernaum
After running away from his negligent parents, committing a violent crime, and being sentenced to five years in jail, a hardened, streetwise 12-year-old Lebanese boy sues his parents in protest of the life they have given him. Capernaum was the winner of the Grand Jury prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and is one of the five films nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2019 Oscars. The film will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Art Collective presents "2BIG" opening reception
The Fort Worth Art Collective will be showcasing new, large artworks from member artists, both old and new to the group. Revisiting the BIG theme from the popular 2018 exhibit in the same space, the "2BIG" Show will feature work that is at least 36'' in one given dimension, taking full advantage of the gallery’s large walls and tall ceilings. Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view at Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts through March 13.
Brothers Osborne in concert with Wild Feathers
Country music has a long history of successful male duos, ranging from The Bellamy Brothers to Brooks & Dunn to Florida Georgia Line. One of the newer duos on the scene, Brothers Osborne, is gaining in popularity, scoring a top 5 hit in 2015 with "Stay a Little Longer" and a No. 2 album with their latest, 2018's Port Saint Joe. They'll play at Billy Bob's Texas, joined by opening act Wild Feathers.
Saturday, February 9
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Humor and Melancholy
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth will present Humor and Melancholy, featuring violinist Gary Levinson, cellist Sergei Slovachevsky, and Italian pianist and Cliburn competition fan favorite Alessandro Deljavan. Selections for the concert, taking place at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, including Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 1 in E flat Major, Op. 3; Haydn’s Piano Trio No. 43 in C Major, Op. 86; and Dvořák’s Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, “Dumky.”
PBR Global Cup
For the first-time in league history, the Professional Bull Riders Global Cup will come to the United States in this event at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Featuring teams from five nations — Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States — riders are competing for a record purse ($750,000), the very dirt they compete on encapsulated inside the horns of the Global Cup trophy, national pride, and the title of “Toughest Nation on Dirt.”
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents A Gala Rock Concert With Robert McDuffie and R.E.M.'s Mike Mills
Grammy-nominated violinist Robert McDuffie joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for a gala concert at Bass Performance Hall that fuses the old and the new. The orchestra will be joined by a rock band for a cutting-edge performance of Mike Mills’ (of R.E.M. fame) concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and String Orchestra, a work written for McDuffie. McDuffie and the Orchestra will also perform Vivaldi’s ubiquitous Four Seasons.
Sunday, February 10
Kimbell Art Museum presents "The Lure of Dresden: Bellotto at the Court of Saxony"
Bernardo Bellotto is recognized as one of the greatest view painters in history, acquiring his fame in mid-18th-century Dresden as the court painter for the elector of Saxony, Frederick Augustus II, who was also King Augustus III of Poland. Over the course of a decade, Bellotto produced dozens of breathtaking depictions of the city and its environs. Visitors to the exhibition will have the unique opportunity to view the majesty that was Dresden in the 1700s. The exhibition will be on display through April 28.
Bass Performance Hall presents Jeanne Robertson
At 75 years young, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. The former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has an infectious personality, heart, and sense of humor. Some of her most popular anecdotes include "Don't Go to Vegas Without A Baptist," "Don't Bungee Jump Naked," and "Don't Send a Man to the Grocery Store." She'll perform at Bass Performance Hall.