The themes for events around Fort Worth this weekend are theater and music — and sometimes both at the same time. Two well-loved musicals start in area venues, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra continues to play music outside, and a special beer and music festival makes you appreciate each of those things more than ever.
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, June 9
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents The Wizard of Oz
This new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. The production contains the beloved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score and all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. It runs at Bass Performance Hall through Sunday.
Casa Mañana presents Monty Python's Spamalot
Casa Mañana Theatre concludes its 2015-2016 Broadway season with Monty Python’s Spamalot. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. The production goes through Sunday.
Friday, June 10
Magnolia at the Modern presents Maggie's Plan
The latest in the Magnolia at the Modern series at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is Maggie's Plan, a story about a young woman (Greta Gerwig) longing to start a family who becomes involved in a complicated love triangle with a professor (Ethan Hawke) and his theorist wife (Julianne Moore). The movie will screen six times through Sunday.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden: The Music of Pink Floyd
The second weekend of Concerts in the Garden at Fort Worth Botanic Garden features the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, led by Martin Herman, and a full rock band performing Pink Floyd’s classic songs. Guests can enjoy some of the greatest hits from The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon, including "Money," "Comfortably Numb," "Learning to Fly," and more.
Buddy Guy in concert
With the recent deaths of David Bowie, Prince, and others, it's best to appreciate our music legends while they're still around to entertain us. In blues circles, guitarist Buddy Guy is a true hero, revered by the likes of Eric Clapton and others. Guy is playing at Billy Bob's Texas in support of his 2015 Grammy Award-winning album, Born to Play Guitar.
Saturday, June 11
Untapped Festival Fort Worth
Untapped Festival, Texas’ hugely popular craft beer and music festival, returns to Fort Worth for the fourth year, with 70 breweries and over 300 beers. Headlining the music lineup on two stages are Built to Spill, Hayes Carll, Grupo Fantasma, David Ramirez, Rayland Baxter, White Reaper, Bummer Vacation, and The Hendersons. Don't forget the beer lineup; head here to find out exactly what brews you can imbibe.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden: The Music of Journey
Following up on the Pink Floyd concert on Friday, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra relives Journey's greatest anthems of the '70s and '80s with hits like "Don’t Stop Believin'," "Faithfully," "Any Way You Want It," and many more. If you missed the real thing in concert a few weeks ago, this is your chance to rock out to the next best thing.
Sunday, June 12
Panther Island Pavilion presents Sunday Funday
Fort Worthians know that Panther Island Pavilion, with its prime placement right on the Trinity River, is one of the best places to spend a hot summer day. Starting this week, you can spend every Sunday there through September 4, enjoying this laid-back, family-friendly event with tubes, tunes, water sports, food, and brews.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden: And the Tony Goes To...
With the 2016 Tony Awards (where Hamilton will win almost everything) taking place on Sunday night, there's no better time to celebrate the past greatness of the Great White Way. Tony nominee Christiane Noll and Phantom of the Opera star Hugh Panaro are teaming up for a sizzling salute that includes show-stopping hits from Funny Girl, Cabaret, Chicago, Les Miserables, and more.
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