You can enjoy a wide variety of happenings in and around Fort Worth this weekend. The slate of events includes a new local play, an art market, an ultra-popular Concert in the Garden, country music royalty, the beginning of one art exhibit and the end of another, and three different food and drink showcases.
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, June 14
Circle Theatre presents Every Brilliant Thing
Making sense of the world is often too complicated. Sometimes making a list of Every Brilliant Thing allows us to simplify our existence. Written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe, this theatrical experience engages the audience with laughter as the list grows longer and longer. This story reminds us to forgive often, love always, and ponder: what is on our list? Circle Theatre will present the production through July 14.
Friday, June 15
International Folk Art Market Arlington
The world’s largest International Folk Art Market returns to Arlington for its second year, bringing with it global folk art from 30 different countries, international cuisine, live entertainment, family-friendly activities, VIP events, and more. The market will be at College Park Center on the UT Arlington campus through Saturday.
Magnolia at the Modern presents Let the Sunshine In
Isabelle (Juliette Binoche) is a divorced Parisian painter searching for another shot at love but refusing to settle for the parade of all-too-flawed men who drift in and out of her life. What reads like a standard romantic comedy premise is transformed in the hands of master filmmaker Claire Denis into something altogether deeper, more poignant, and perceptive about the profound mysteries of love. The film, in French with English subtitles, will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden: "Star Wars and Beyond - A Laser Light Spectacular"
The force is strong in Fort Worth, and due to popular demand, this year’s "Star Wars and Beyond" concert is expanding to three performances just in time for Father’s Day. The concerts, taking place through Sunday at theFort Worth Botanic Garden, will feature music from Disney films and the Star Wars franchise, enhanced by a laser light show. The concert will be conducted by Alejandro Gómez Guillén.
Tanya Tucker in concert
Singer Tanya Tucker is country music royalty, having been in the industry since the age of 14. Her long career, which started in 1972, led her to have a string of top 10 singles throughout three different decades, including "What's Your Mama's Name?," "Just Another Love," and "Two Sparrows in a Hurricane." She'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, June 16
Spartan presents AT&T Stadium Sprint
AT&T Stadium will turn into a battlefield where Spartans test their mettle against obstacles in and around the stadium. The battle ends as participants dash across the 50-yard line and cross the finish in epic fashion as friends and family cheer them on from the stands. The course will feature more than three miles and over 15 obstacles in a bootcamp-style sprint, allowing participants to run on the field and through otherwise restricted areas in the stadium.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents "Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath"
From a crowd gathered in Central Park to solitary figures lost in thought, Dave Heath’s powerful photographs of loss and hope conjure feelings of alienation and a desire for human connection. “Multitude, Solitude” highlights the photographer’s black and white pictures of the 1950s and 1960s, an intense period of self-discovery and innovation for the artist. The exhibit will be on display at Amon Carter Museum of American Art through September 16.
Food and drink events
Saturday will bring a trio of food and drink events to the Fort Worth area. Taste of Fort Worth will feature dozens of restaurants and food trucks from neighborhoods across Dallas-Fort Worth at Wilkerson Greines Activity Center; the Fort Worth Margarita Festival will showcase the icy tequila drink at The Yard; and Shannon Brewing Company in Keller will host their third annual DadFest, giving fathers and others a chance to taste one of their special brews.
Sunday, June 17
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents FOCUS: Kamrooz Aram closing day
Sunday is your final chance to see this exhibit by Kamrooz Aram. Spanning painting, sculpture, collage, and installation, Aram's work investigates the complex relationship between Western modernism and classical non-Western art. By highlighting their formal connections, he reveals the typically downplayed role that non-Western art and design have played in the development of modernism and its drive toward abstraction.