It's Memorial Day weekend, which means plenty of people will have made plans to head out of town for a few days. For those who are staying local, you can check out a pro golf tournment, the final performances of the season by a top dance company, a new local theater production, feline films, and more.
Below are the best ways to spend your free time this Memorial Weekend. Want more options? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events.
Thursday, May 24
Fort Worth Invitational
The PGA Tour's annual stop in Fort Worth has gone by a few different names, most recently the Dean & DeLuca Invitational (despite there not being a Dean & DeLuca store in the state of Texas). But no matter the name, it still attracts some of the tour's top talent, including Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson, Adam Scott, Ryan Palmer, and Jason Dufner. The tournament takes place at Colonial Country Club through Sunday.
Friday, May 25
Magnolia at the Modern: Finding Your Feet
The Magnolia at the Modern series will present Finding Your Feet, about a middle-class, judgmental snob (Imelda Staunton) who, on the eve of retirement, discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend. She is then forced into exile with her bohemian sister (Celia Imrie). The film will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Sundance Square presents Nissan Nightlife Concert Series: Quaker City Night Hawks
The Nissan Nightlife Concert Series will come to an end with a performance by Quaker City Night Hawks. Nissan will bring out the “TEXAS” letters for a fun photo-op for the whole family. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome during the concert. Beverages will be available for purchase during the performances, and restaurants will be open throughout the evening.
Texas Ballet Theater presents Swan Lake
Texas Ballet Theater will close its 2017-2018 season with Swan Lake, featuring orchestral accompaniment. This classic tale of a mischievous sorcerer, Von Rothbart, and his spell on Princess Odette is one performed by companies around the world, but Stevenson’s Swan Lake is condensed into two acts instead of four. The production will have five performances through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall before moving to Dallas next weekend.
Jubilee Theatre presents Stick Fly
Stick Fly is a family affair drama that unveils the affluent, African-American LeVay family gathering at their Martha’s Vineyard home for the weekend. Brothers Kent and Flip have each brought their respective ladies home to meet their parents for the first time. As the two newcomers butt heads over issues of race and privilege, longstanding family tensions bubble under the surface and reach a boiling point when secrets are revealed. The production will run at Jubilee Theatr through June 24.
Saturday, May 26
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents NY Cat Film Festival
The NY Cat Film Festival is a medley of short films, documentary and narrative, that honor the mysterious felines who have fascinated mankind for centuries. Cats have their own unique and indescribable bond with people, even when living independently as community cats. This festival celebrates that attachment while giving back to animal welfare groups that protect cats and elevate their status. The films will screen twice on Saturday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Sunday, May 27
Omni Fort Worth Hotel presents Cowtown Unplugged
Omni Fort Worth Hotel will present the third installment of “Cowtown Unplugged: A Songwriter’s Showcase.” The lineup features performances by three country music singer-songwriters, including headliner Radney Foster, Matraca Berg with special guest Jeff Hanna of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Grady Spencer. The show will be emceed by New Country 96.3 host Hawkeye. The concert is open only to guests of the Omni who purchase a special package.