Weekend Event Planner

These are the 9 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend

These are the 9 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend

Loop the Loop
Hip Pocket Theatre will present Loop the Loop starting on August 3, running through August 26. Photo courtesy of Hip Pocket Theatre
Alyssa McKay and Ben Foster in Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace will play at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, August 3-5. Photo by Scott Green
Rockin' the River at Panther Island Pavilion
The penultimate week of Rockin' the River at Panther Island Pavilion on August 4 will feature a headlining performance by Dalton Domino. Photo courtesy of Trinity River Vision Authority
Tubers at Panther Island Pavilion
Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilon continue on August 5. Panther Island Pavilion/Facebook
Lonestar will play at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 5 following the Rangers-Orioles game. Lonestar/Facebook
Loop the Loop
Alyssa McKay and Ben Foster in Leave No Trace
Rockin' the River at Panther Island Pavilion
Tubers at Panther Island Pavilion

As August begins, it's a relatively slow weekend for new events in and around Fort Worth. In addition to art exhibits and theater productions that are continuing, you can partake in two different events involving the Texas Rangers, see an acclaimed new movie, enjoy some time on the Trinity River, or catch two new theater productions.

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, August 2

The Foundry District presents Thursday on the Rocks
The Foundry District will present the penultimate Thursday On The Rocks, a night full of live music and good vibrations. This week will feature performances by Levi Ray and Dead Vinyl. There will also be  picnic tables lined with arts and crafts, and a large, interactive community installation where attendees can create a temporary artwork in the District.

Friday, August 3

Texas Rangers presents Dr Pepper Hall of Fame Luncheon
The Texas Rangers will honor former Ranger and Class of 2018 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, Vladimir Guerrero, at the Dr Pepper Hall of Fame Luncheon at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The luncheon will include three roundtables featuring appearances by Guerrero, Pudge Rodriguez, Elvis Andrus, Josh Hamilton, Darren Oliver, Tom Grieve, Rich Billings, and Bill Zeigler.

Magnolia at the Modern Film presents Leave No Trace
Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film will screen six times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Hip Pocket Theatre presents Loop the Loop
Hip Pocket Theatre presents the world premiere of Loop the Loop, whose title is taken from the name of a roller coaster at the world famous Coney Island amusement park. It is a devised sound and image-based work for the stage featuring movement, puppetry, and an original score (with lyrics/text) performed live by the composer. The production will run through August 26.

Saturday, August 4

Panther Island Pavilion presents Rockin’ The River
The penultimate Rockin' The River of the summer will feature a concert with headliner Dalton Domino. He will be joined at Panther Island Pavilion by opening acts Vandoliers, Cameran Nelson, Brandon Steadman, and The Judson Cole Band. Visitors can watch the concert, which also features a fireworks show, from a tube on the river or from the shore.

Billy Bob's Texas presents Lone Star Murder Mystery Dinner & Show
The award-winning actors who created the original Lone Star Murder Mysteries take guests on a lighthearted trip back to the Wild West, where laughs fly like bullets and hilarity is the law of the land. The production, Fallen Angel, will provide intrigue, suspense, and more hilarity than you can imagine. The production will play weekly at Billy Bob's Texas through August 25.

Sunday, August 5

Panther Island Pavilion presents Sunday Funday
Sunday Funday is a day of relaxation and fun in the sun. Tubes and pedal boats area available to rent, along with kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddle boards from Backwoods Paddlesports. Local craft beer will be sold from award-winning Panther Island Brewing. Visitors can enjoy music, friends, food trucks like Rollin' Stone and Aloha Shave Ice, and floating the Trinity River.

Texas Rangers Post-Game Concert: Lonestar
Despite some solid play as of late, this has been a down year for the Texas Rangers, as they're currently in last place in the strong AL West. However, you'll have more to enjoy than just baseball when the Rangers take on the Baltimore Orioles at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Sunday. Following the game, country band Lonestar will put on a special concert that's free with game admission. If you so desire, you can also buy $12 field passes for closer access to the show.

Stage West Theatre presents The Southern Way
Stage West Theatre will host a reading of The Southern Way as a way for the new play to receive feedback to enhance the play's journey on rewrites. There will be a talk-back with playwright and actors after the play reading. The play contains adult language and situations; audience must be 17 and above.