The events in Fort Worth this weekend will give you plenty of bang for your buck. Among your choices will be a live superhero show, new local theater, a home and garden convention, a puzzling new movie, a rock music festival, an appearance by a Texas legend, and another chance to relax on the Trinity River.
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 16
"Marvel Universe Live!: Age of Heroes"
"Marvel Universe Live!: Age of Heroes" brings together the Avengers, Spider-Man, and new fan favorites, the Guardians of the Galaxy, to stop Loki in his quest to rule the universe. The live, action-packed arena performance features cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles, and more. The show will run at Fort Worth Convention Center through Sunday.
Circle Theatre presents Stage Kiss
Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Sarah Ruhl pens a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss, or when actors share a real one. The production will run at Circle Theatre through September 15.
Friday, August 17
2018 Fall Fort Worth - Texas Home & Garden Show
The 28th Annual Fall Fort Worth – Texas Home & Garden Show is a true one-stop shopping experience for homeowners with all budget sizes. Visitors at the event, taking place at Will Rogers Memorial Center through Sunday, can meet with industry experts that will help them make informed and educated decisions for their budding home and gardening designs, all while having quick access to hundreds of vendors and companies from Texas and surrounding states.
Magnolia at the Modern Film presents Puzzle
Agnes (Kelly Macdonald), taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles that unexpectedly draws her into a new world where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined. She meets Robert (Irrfan Khan), a wealthy, reclusive inventor who recruits her as his partner for an upcoming world jigsaw tournament. The film will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Saturday, August 18
Loud and Heavy Fest
Fort Worth native Cody Jinks will present the inaugural Loud and Heavy Fest. In addition to Jinks, the festival-style concert at Panther Island Pavilion will feature performances by Whiskey Myers, Corrosion of Conformity, Whitey Morgan, Colter Wall, Nikki Lane, The Sword, Paul Cauthen, Sunny Sweeney, and Ward Davis. Access to the beach, riverfront tubing, and water activities are available until 7 pm outside the festival gates for an additional fee.
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band in concert
A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. He'll perform at Bass Performance Hall.
Sunday, August 19
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 Salsa Limón and Life is Sweet, and floating the Trinity River.