It's an arts-centric weekend around Fort Worth, as most of the events are focused on one aspect of the arts or another. They include two new theater productions, two classical music concerts, and a festival devoted to a wide variety of arts, including theater, dance, music, poetry, 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.
Thursday, March 17
Fort Worth Boat Expo
The Fort Worth Boat Expo has more than 450 all-new 2016 boat and watercraft models on display, including the most elite brands of luxury pontoons, jet boats, and yachts in the industry. These boats are available for purchase from over 20 North Texas boat dealers, and nearly 150 different vendors have booths. The expo runs at the Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall inside the Will Rogers Memorial Complex through Sunday.
Stage West Theatre presents Buyer & Cellar
Buyer & Cellar is about struggling actor in LA who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, which is fitted out as an old-time shopping street. When the lady herself comes down to play, it feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? The comedy plays at Stage West Theatre through April 10.
Concrete Temple Theatre presents Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities
Backstage at the greatest puppet show in the world, Geppetto faces many challenges as he rehearses the legendary love story of Perseus and Andromeda. When broken limbs, three-headed dogs, and a missing scene partner threaten to cancel the show, he must perform the toughest role of his career. The charming and romantic play runs at Amphibian Stage Productions through Sunday.
Friday, March 18
2016 McCammon Voice Competition
In advance of next month's Fort Worth Opera Festival, the Opera Guild of Fort Worth holds the annual McCammon Voice Competition. Over two days at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Bass Performance Hall, you can catch the next big stars as they try to impress a panel of judges. Last year's winner, Joo Won Kang, stars in the upcoming The Barber of Seville.
Fort Worth Fringe Fest
The inaugural Fort Worth Fringe Fest presents artists and groups in a wide variety of disciplines, including theater, dance, music, puppetry, comedy, poetry, spoken word, performance art, and magic. Among those performing at Fort Worth Community Arts Center on Friday and Saturday are the Ginny Mac Experience, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, Girls Gone Weird, and more.
Magnolia at the Modern presents A War
The ongoing Magnolia at the Modern film series presents A War, a movie about a company commander and his men who are stationed in an Afghan province. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire and, in order to save his men, the commander makes a decision that has grave consequences for him and his family back home. There are six screenings through Sunday.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms 3
Vadym Kholodenko’s last performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 during the 2013 Cliburn Competition brought the house down and clinched his win with his extraordinary interpretation. He puts on an encore performance of this technically challenging yet lyrically expressive work during this concert, playing three times at Bass Performance Hall through Sunday.
Saturday, March 19
The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Mysteries of the East
The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents four outstanding chamber musicians playing the music of Persian composer Behzad Ranjbaran. Demarre McGill, principal flute for the Dallas Symphony, is highlighted during this concert at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.