Weekend Event Planner

These are the 10 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend

These are the 10 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend

Metallica
Metallica plays at AT&T Stadium on July 16 with Avenged Sevenfold. Photo by Herring Herring
Matilda the Musical national tour
Matilda the Musical plays at Bass Performance Hall through June 18. Photo by Joan Marcus
Fireworks during Concerts at the Garden at Fort Worth Botanic Garden
The Concerts in the Garden series at Fort Worth Botanic Garden includes fireworks on June 18. Photo courtesy of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Artisan Center Theater presents Mary Poppins
Artisan Center Theater presents Mary Poppins, June 16-July 22. Photo courtesy of Artisan Center Theater
Circle Theatre presents <i>King O' The Moon</i>
Circle Theatre presents King O' The Moon through July 15. Photo by Tim Long
Metallica
Matilda the Musical national tour
Fireworks during Concerts at the Garden at Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Artisan Center Theater presents Mary Poppins
Circle Theatre presents <i>King O' The Moon</i>

This weekend in and around Fort Worth is full of theater, music, and baseball. Among your choices are a tour of a kid-friendly musical, two other local theater productions, a rock concert in the biggest local venue available, a movie under the stars in downtown, and a trio of concerts set in the beauty of a local garden.

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 15

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Matilda the Musical
A winner of four Tony Awards, including best book, Matilda the Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. The national tour is at Bass Performance Hall through Sunday.

Circle Theatre presents King O' The Moon
The Pazinski family returns to Circle Theatre’s stage in King O’ the Moon by Tom Dudzick, the second play in a trilogy inspired by the author’s childhood. Circle produced Dudzick’s Over the Tavern in 2005 and The Last Mass at St. Casimir’s in 2007. This sequel takes place during the rebellious '60s as Apollo 11 is on its voyage to the moon. The Pazinskis come together as their lives seem to fall apart. The play runs through July 15.

Sundance Square Movie Nights
Sundance Square Movie Nights returns this summer with great family movies on the schedule. The series kicks off on Thursday with The Princess Bride. Beverages are available for purchase in the plaza during the movie and restaurants are open throughout the evening. Showtime is at dusk (approximately 8:45 pm) on the Sundance Square Plaza stage. Moviegoers are invited to bring blankets or chairs for seating in the plaza.

Friday, June 16

Metallica in concert with Avenged Sevenfold
All of Dallas-Fort Worth's major concert venues are in use Friday night, starting with this concert at AT&T Stadium. Metallica, which is approaching their 40th anniversary, come back to Dallas-Fort Worth as part of their WorldWired 2017 tour in support of their new album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. They are joined by opening act Avenged Sevenfold.

Artisan Center Theater presents Mary Poppins
In Mary Poppins​, the jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Artisan Center Theater presents the musical through July 22.

Do It For Durrett Goes Yard
While the Texas Rangers are playing the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington, the Do It For Durrett party is happening in the climate-controlled comfort of the Hyundai Club overlooking center field. Admission includes a game ticket, dinner, and an event T-shirt. The event has the typical Do It For Durrett flair and a special guest or two. There's also a live and silent auction, with $50,000 going to the family of Brandon Pugh, who was killed in an automobile accident earlier this year.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden: The Music of Pink Floyd
With psychedelic tunes and philosophical lyrics, Pink Floyd exploded onto the scene in the late ’60s and became one of the most successful bands in the history of popular music. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and a full rock band, along with singer Randy Jackson, bring back some of the band’s classics from iconic albums like Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, and much more at Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

Saturday, June 17

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden: Replay: Symphony of Heroes
The FWSO perform music from some of the most popular video game franchises in the world under the direction of Kelly Corcoran. This show includes inspired music from games like Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, Kingdom Hearts, Halo, Castlevania, and much more. Nigel Carrington narrates an epic story that takes listeners on a musical quest at Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

Sunday, June 18

Texas Rangers presents Dinner with the Rangers
This event lets you get up close and personal with one Texas Ranger while also enjoying a day at the ballpark. Packages include two tickets plus parking for the Sunday afternoon game against the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington, dinner, a photo and Q&A with first baseman Mike Napoli, and one autographed baseball. Proceeds benefit the Texas Rangers Foundation.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden: 1812 Overture and Symphonic Sparklers
Audience members at this Concerts in the Garden event get a bit of a Fourth of July preview. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs a variety of symphonic masterpieces in the beautiful, outdoor setting, including Tchaikovsky’s explosive "1812 Overture" set to breathtaking fireworks.