The first full weekend in September will be one to appreciate some of the best that Fort Worth has to offer. That includes a festival showcasing a variety of performing arts, a pops concert from a symphony orchestra, an appreciation of area art galleries, and a new theater production. You can also see an acclaimed new film and celebrate items from movies and TV shows.
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.
Friday, September 7
Fort Worth Fringe Fest
The Fort Worth Fringe Fest, co-produced by Texas Nonprofit Theatres and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, features a variety of different acts that include lesser-produced theater, dance, burlesque, puppetry, poetry, and more. The festival, which welcomes performers from all over the state of Texas and beyond, will be at Fort Worth Community Arts Center on Friday and Saturday.
Magnolia at the Modern Film presents The Wife
For all of the acclaim given to Glenn Close over her 40-year career, she has never won an Oscar — despite being nominated six times. Word on the street is that drought might come to end thanks to her role in The Wife, in which she plays the titular wife, Joan Castleman, who questions her life choices after her husband, Joe (Jonathan Pryce), wins the Nobel Prize for Literature. The film will screen six times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Pops Series presents Superhero Soundtrack
Dust off your cape and come dressed as your favorite superhero (or villain) for a concert that will take you up, up, and away. The concert, which will be performed three times through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall, will feature some of the most memorable superhero themes of all time from blockbusters like Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Supergirl, and X-Men: The Last Stand. There will also be a kid-friendly version performed on Saturday morning.
Saturday, September 8
Fort Worth Galactic Swag Expo
The Galactic Swag Expo is a family-friendly celebration of all things sci-fi, movies, comics, games, makers, and cosplay. Along with comic, movie and game artists and writers, the expo will showcase a full scale Millennium Falcon cockpit from Star Wars, Rick & Morty Flying Saucer, Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine, 1966 Batmobile from Batman TV Show, Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, and more. The expo will be at Will Rogers Memorial Center through Sunday.
Fort Worth Art Dealers Association Fall Gallery Night
The Fort Worth Art Dealers Association will present its Fall Gallery night, where visitors can take in the visual arts and the community’s unique cultural richness. Most participants are open from 12-9 pm. Visitors can take a stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event. Go to the event website for a full list of participating galleries.
Casa Mañana presents Hello, Dolly!
Casa Mañana presents Hello, Dolly! as the first show of its 2018-2019 Broadway Season. Hello, Dolly!, which debuted on Broadway in 1964, follows the life of Dolly Gallagher Levi, a self-proclaimed professional matchmaker who travels to New York to find a match for a half-a-millionaire and decides that match will be herself. The musical will run through September 16.
Matt & Kim in concert with Michael Christmas
Indie electronic duo Matt & Kim remain largely under the mainstream radar despite having released six albums in their career, including 2018's Almost Everyday. Those who are in the know already appreciate their upbeat music, and thanks to this concert at Texas Live in Arlington, everyone else gets a chance to enjoy their high-energy live show. They'll be joined by opening act Michael Christmas.
Sunday, September 9
Sid Richardson Museum presents Frederic Remington: "Altered States" closing day
After more than a year, Sid Richardson Museum will close the Frederic Remington: "Altered States" exhibit, which features artworks with alterations, made either by the artist or by others. However, Remington, a popular artist and illustrator in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, will have another exhibit of his work, "Another Frontier: Frederic Remington's East," on display at the museum starting September 14.