The slate of events in and around Fort Worth this weekend features subject matter that's all over the board. Among the choices will be a night of storytelling and comedy, golf in a ballpark, an acclaimed documentary, an Oktoberfest celebration, a new local theater production, a screening of theater from across the pond, a Latin American music festival, and a celebration of a renowned composer.
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, October 3
Truth in Comedy
Truth in Comedy is a storytelling, stand-up comedy, and art show where humanity is the muse. Three individuals — Shasta Haubrich, Byron Stamps, and Ale Bonilla — will tell a very personal story from their lives, and then three comedians — Monna, Dante Martinez, and LaRon Wright — will perform a set inspired by the stories. At the end of the night, artist Scott Dykema will present a triptych inspired by the stories. The event takes place at Shipping & Receiving.
Friday, October 4
Globe Life Park presents Stadiumlinks
The former home of the Texas Rangers is now closed to baseball forever, so why not use it for another purpose? The Arlington stadium will once again be transformed into Stadiumlinks, a one-of-a-kind, nine-hole golf experience. Tee times are offered across two days, Friday and Saturday, offering both early morning and evening sessions, ending with the ballpark lights illuminating the entire course under the night sky.
Magnolia at the Modern: Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
In this documentary, Linda Ronstadt is the guide through her career, which included singing Mexican canciones with her family, her folk days with the Stone Poneys, and her reign as the “rock queen” of the ‘70s and early ’80s. Ultimately, her incredible voice was lost to Parkinson’s disease, but her music and influence remain as timeless as ever. The film will screen six times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Southlake Chamber of Commerce presents Oktoberfest Southlake
The Southlake Chamber of Commerce will host the 19th anniversary of their Oktoberfest celebration, which is expected to be attended by more than 100,000 people throughout the weekend. The festival, taking place through Sunday at Southlake Town Square will feature unique, handcrafted arts and crafts booths, food, live entertainment, and a children's area.
Casa Mañana presents Tuck Everlasting
Based on the best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting tells the story of 11-year-old Winnie Foster, who yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence. When she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family, she gets more than she could have ever imagined. The production will run at Casa Mañana Theatre through October 20.
Saturday, October 5
National Theatre Live presents One Man, Two Guvnors
Before he became world famous as the host of The Late Late Show, James Corden was a critically acclaimed actor on both TV and stage. He would eventually win the Tony Award for his performance as Francis Henshall, who becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time hood who is not what he seems. This National Theatre Live screening of a live performance from 2011 will be at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Sunday, October 6
TCU School of Music presents Latin American Music Festival
The 12th biennial Latin American Music Festival will celebrate “lo mejor de Venezuela,” or the best of Venezuela, including musical performances from international guest artists as well as TCU School of Music students and faculty. Guest artists include trumpeter Pacho Flores, violinist Eddy Marcano, and Latin Grammy Award-winning singer María Teresa Chacín. The festival will take place through October 11 at various locations at TCU.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents The Music of Star Wars and More
Composer John Williams is responsible for some of the most iconic film scores of all time, and he's still going strong at the age of 87, scoring the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The Music of Star Wars and More will feature selections from Williams’ magnificent scores for Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and more. The concert will take place at White's Chapel United Methodist Church.