The slate of events on tap this weekend in and around Fort Worth will allow you to fully explore the community. There will be concerts at three different venues, theater both big and small, a film screening in an art museum, a day to celebrate all of the art on display in the city, and a continuation of a growing activist movement.
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 22
Asleep at the Wheel in concert
If you've been even halfway interested in Texas country music over the past 40 years, then you know the legendary Asleep at the Wheel well. The Grammy Award-winning group has been a mainstay since 1973, and they continue to crank out music as they celebrate their 45th anniversary. They'll make the first of multiple local appearances this year at Arlington Music Hall.
Circle Theatre presents Luna Gale
In Luna Gale, making its North Texas premiere at Circle Theatre, Caroline, a veteran social worker, swears to protect baby Luna Gale, but her mission may be motivated by a hidden agenda. Produced in association with Theatre TCU, Rebecca Gilman’s captivating and suspenseful play forces us to ask: does the end always justify the means? The play will run through April 14.
Broadway at the Bass: Finding Neverland
Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. The musical will run through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.
Friday, March 23
Magnolia at the Modern: The Party
In The Party, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) hosts a party to celebrate her new promotion, but once the guests arrive, it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the red wine. The film, also starring Patricia Clarkson, Cillian Murphy, Emily Mortimer, and others, will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Wade Bowen in concert
Texas country/Red Dirt singer Wade Bowen has slowly but surely been making his way up in the industry, scoring three top 10 albums in recent years. He's recently collaborated with Randy Rogers on two albums, including 2016's Watch This. He plays at The Yard in support of his new album, Solid Ground.
Casa Mañana Theatre presents Madagascar: A Musical Adventure
Casa Mañana Theatre will present Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo, and those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto Casa Mañana's stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin' friends as they find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar. The production will run through April 8.
Aaron Lewis in concert
The lead singer of Staind may be about the last person you'd expect to be making a go at it in country music, but Aaron Lewis is full of surprises. After fronting the rock band for over 15 years, Lewis has made impressive inroads in the country genre, releasing two albums and hitting No. 1 with his latest, 2016's Sinner. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, March 24
March for Our Lives
The school shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14 has led to an unprecedented call for gun control from high school students and others. As part of the growing movement, the March for Our Lives will take place in Washington, D.C. and hundreds of other cities around the world, including sister marches in Fort Worth and Denton.
Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association presents Spring Gallery Night
The Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association will present its annual Spring Gallery Night, allowing visitors to take in the visual arts and Fort Worth’s unique cultural richness. Over 25 FWADA members or friends of FWADA will participate in the special daylong event, including Fort Works Art, Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Community Art Center, and more.