Performing arts generally dominate our event listings, but it will be visual art that takes center stage in Fort Worth this weekend. Those events include a sculptor known for his hyper-realistic figures, an artist who worked with the Fab Four, and a look at early 20th century sculptures. You can also enjoy local and national theater, and a concert by three well-known Texas singers.
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 15
Symphony Arlington presents Scott Stratton
Symphony Arlington will feature principal trombonist Scott Stratton performing Grondahl’s Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra. The concert also will feature the 12th Annual Movie Scores Quiz, in which the symphony performs selections from famous film soundtracks and the audience tries to identify them for a chance to win a prize. The performance will take place at Arlington Music Hall.
Friday, February 16
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents "New Works by Ron Mueck"
In 2007, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth hosted Ron Mueck, featuring the artist's figures that are extraordinarily realistic, except in scale — they are always depicted much smaller or larger than life. Now a decade later, Mueck returns to the Modern for a special project showcasing seven major works created between 2008 and 2018, including a new sculpture debuting in Fort Worth. The exhibit will be on display through May 6.
Magnolia at the Modern: I, Tonya
The Modern will also host a second weekend of screenings of I, Tonya. Based on unbelievable but true events, it's a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Allison Janney, who plays Harding's mother, LaVona, is the favorite to win Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her scene-stealing performance. There will be seven more screenings through Sunday.
Milan Gallery presents Ron Campbell: Beatles Pop Art
Ron Campbell, the Beatles Yellow Submarine animator and Beatles Saturday morning TV cartoon series director, will appear in person at Milan Gallery. Campbell will exhibit his Beatles cartoon art and paint new works during his appearances. Also included in the show will be other cartoon characters that encompass his 50-year career in children's television, such as Scooby Doo, Smurfs, Rugrats, Winnie the Pooh, Flintstones, Jetsons, and more.
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Chicago
Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. The tale of Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly, Billy Flynn, and more always delivers — whether you've seen it multiple times or for the first time. It will play five times through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.
2018 Stolen Shakespeare Festival
The second weekend of the Stolen Shakespeare Festival will see the start of The Tempest, with performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. That play will alternate with Twelfth Night on Saturday and Sunday, and both shows will return for six more performances between February 23 and March 4. All performances will take place at Fort Worth Community Arts Center.
Unleashed Live Reunion Tour with Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison, and Bruce Robison
In 2000, Texas singer/songwriters Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison, and Bruce Robison released an equally divided concert album recorded live at Gruene Hall in New Braunfels. Almost 20 years later, the trio will come to Fort Worth for the Unleashed Live Reunion, giving fans a taste of that special album and their unique styles. The concert will take place at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, February 17
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents "A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945"
"A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach" is the first exhibition to investigate the integral relationships between modernism, classicism, and popular imagery in the interwar sculpture of Gaston Lachaise, Robert Laurent, Elie Nadelman, and William Zorach. The exhibition of approximately 55 sculptures and 20 drawings addresses the remarkable affinities between the work of these four divergent and competitive personalities. The exhibit will be on display through May 13.
Sunday, February 18
Kimbell Art Museum presents Family Festival: Eye On Fashion
The Kimbell Art Museum will present a fashion-forward event that celebrates the creation of new looks inspired by masterpieces in the museum's permanent collection. Visitors can create their own crazy hats and colorful costume designs, contribute to artist-led collaborative projects, and enjoy interactive gallery experiences that will spark the imagination. Additional highlights will include face painting, live performances, storytimes in English and Spanish, and a red-carpet fashion parade.