As March blends into April, there are a number of fun and interesting events in and around Fort Worth this weekend. Among your choices are the city's annual celebration of food and wine, the return of a classic Texas play, a trip to the movies through classical music, comedy from a well-known movie star, a fun family festival, 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 30
2017 Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival
The annual Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival features multiple events around the city, including the BBQ Showdown at Will Rogers Memorial Center on Thursday; Main Event at Pier 1 Imports Building and Desserts After Dark at Panther Island Pavilion on Friday; and Rise + Dine at Pier 1 Imports Building and Burgers, Brews + Blues at Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork on Saturday.
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Greater Tuna
It's been almost 40 years since the debut of Greater Tuna, a hilarious and irreverent comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. Co-creator Jaston Williams comes back to direct the eclectic band of Tuna citizens — men, women, children, and animals alike — portrayed by just three performers. The show ends a two-night run at Bass Performance Hall on Thursday.
Friday, March 31
Magnolia at the Modern presents My Life As a Zucchini
Nominated for a 2017 Academy Award in the Best Animated Feature category, My Life As a Zucchini is a stop-motion animated film that follows a blue-haired 9-year-old boy, coming of age in an orphanage where he discovers happiness and learns how to fall in love. The film screens six times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents 007: The Music of James Bond
The latest concert from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, 007: The Music of James Bond, is a celebration of five decades of Bond films with music by iconic songwriters, from Shirley Bassey and Paul McCartney to Carly Simon and Adele. The musical salute to the phenomenon that is James Bond (and a few other famous spies) is performed three times through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.
The Starving Actors Guild presents Airplane Live!
Airplane Live!, the first production from the Starving Actors Guild, is a staged reading of the classic 1980 film, with a few surprises throughout. It's an evening of laughs and comedy courtesy of the Zucker Brothers, taking place at Arts Fifth Avenue.
Improv Arlington presents Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is arguably best-known for his role as acerbic Dunder-Mifflin employee Darryl Philbin on NBC’s Emmy-winning The Office. But he's also appeared in a number of other movies and TV shows, including Hot Tub Time Machine, This Is the End, and Sausage Party. He gets back to his roots as a stand-up comic with five sets through Sunday at Improv Arlington.
Saturday, April 1
Fort Worth Zoo presents 20th Annual Zoo Run
The Zoo Run has been a Fort Worth staple for the past 20 years, allowing its participants a chance to run, walk, or jog their way through the Fort Worth Zoo and surrounding neighborhoods in support of the zoo's local and international conservation and education efforts. The event includes both a 1K fun run and a competitive 5K.
Sunday, April 2
Kimbell Art Museum presents Family Festival: Building Communities
At this special festival at the Kimbell Art Museum, families enjoy creative art projects inspired by the Kimbell Art Museum's special exhibition, "Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture." The events feature unique hands-on projects, live performances, tours, gallery storytimes in English and Spanish, face painting, and the construction of a colorful community structure with guest artist Giovanni Valderas.
Lone Star Film Society presents Sunday Cinema Series: The Royal Tenenbaums
As part of their year-round Sunday Cinema Series at Four Day Weekend Theater, the Lone Star Film Society presents a screening of Wes Anderson's 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums. Gene Hackman stars as patriarch Royal Tenenbaum, whose estranged family full of child prodigies comes back together upon learning Royal is terminally ill.