Eye-catching events are the theme this weekend in Fort Worth. Among the choices will be an art exhibit honoring women, screenings of two new films and one classic, Chinese-style lanterns, Dallas dancers coming westward, and more. You can also shop for a new boat, laugh with a great comedian, listen to some fantastic classical music, or celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
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, March 14
"Selfless Women to Remember:" An Exhibition of Portraits by Gittings
To commemorate its 90th anniversary, Gittings is honoring extraordinary women in March for Women’s History Month. "Selfless Women to Remember:" An Exhibition of Portraits by Gittings features and uplifts women of yesterday, today, and tomorrow who have positively impacted North Texas and beyond. The exhibition will be on display at the Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center at Baylor Scott and White through Sunday.
Fort Worth Boat Expo
The Fort Worth Boat Expo, presented by the United Boat Dealers of North Texas, docks the latest models of marine accessories and boats, from runabouts and family cruisers, to fishing boats, ski boats, pontoons, and sailboats all in one place. Guests will get their first look at next generation boats, technologies, and products during this signature winter event, taking place at Will Rogers Memorial Center through Sunday.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden presents Lanterns in the Garden
Lantern festivals are a central part of Chinese culture that dates back thousands of years. This ancient tradition comes to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, featuring lanterns crafted from silk, wire, and steel, and evenings filled with fun, food, and adventure. The event, taking place nightly through May 12, offers visitors the opportunity to experience something rarely staged outside of Asia.
Amphibian Stage Productions presents Liza Treyger
Liza Treyger is a Chicago-bred standup comic who has appeared on Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, and is a cast member on MTV2's Joking Off. She also had a web series, How Many Questions, in which she interviewed fellow comics. She'll appear at Amphibian Stage Productions as part of a week-long residency through Saturday.
Friday, March 15
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presents Superpower Dogs premiere
Superpower Dogs is an immersive IMAX adventure that lets audiences experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. The film will have at least one daily screening at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for the foreseeable future.
Magnolia at the Modern: Ruben Brandt, Collector
In Ruben Brandt, Collector, a psychotherapist suffering violent nightmares inspired by legendary works of art joins forces with four of his patients, who happen to be expert thieves, to steal the paintings, believing that once he owns them, the nightmares will disappear. The animated film will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Mahler 5
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will present world-renowned conductor Robert Spano as he leads the orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. The concert, taking place daily through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall, will also feature soprano Jessica Rivera performing in Strauss’ "Four Last Songs."
Saturday, March 16
Shannon Brewing Company presents Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration
Shannon Brewing Company in Keller will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by featuring some of their beloved seasonal beers, saved just for this event, and some one-of-a-kind beers, brewed just for this event. The day will also feature bagpipes and live music from the “Whoop Ass String Band." There will also be food from the Turkish Texans and Just Encased, boozy cupcakes from Infuse Me Cupcakes, and a new release from Providencia Cigars.
Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Dancing Beyond Borders
In order to see the artistry of Dallas Black Dance Theatre, you usually need to trek to their home base in the Dallas Arts District. For one night only, both Dallas Black Dance Theatre and DBDT: Encore! will perform season highlights with meticulous technique and artistry in this show at W.E. Scott Theatre.
Sunday, March 17
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents FOCUS: Dirk Braeckman closing day
FOCUS: Dirk Braeckman will come to a close on Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The photographs of Braeckman have a distinct stillness and quietude that counter the whirl of today's visual landscape. Images of empty, unidentifiable interiors, architectural details, oceans, and partially obscured nude figures are just some examples of the artist's subject matter. Braeckman's work is relatable and open-ended, eschewing photography's documentary impulse.
Lone Star Film Festival presents Sunday Cinema Series: To Kill a Mockingbird
The Lone Star Film Festival will present a free screening of To Kill a Mockingbird to kick off their Sunday Cinema Series. Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. All those who RSVP with their name and email will be entered in to win two All-Access Badges to the 2019 Lone Star Film Festival.