It's a relatively light holiday weekend for new events around Fort Worth, but the ones on the list are more than worth the effort of leaving the house. They include a Disney On Ice spectacular, two comedy events, screenings of an intriguing new movie, two dance events, and a trio of concerts.
Below are the best ways to spend your precious free time this weekend. Want more options? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events. Still looking for a great restaurant for Easter brunch? Find that list here.
Thursday, April 6
Photo courtesy of Ballet Frontier
Disney On Ice presents Frozen & Encanto
Disney On Ice will present the magical adventures of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen and Encanto as they come to life like never before. This adventure on ice transports fans into two of the most popular Disney films; audiences can sing along to their favorite songs while embracing world-class ice skating, aerial acrobatics, and more. There will be eight performances through Sunday at Dickies Arena.
Whose Live Anyway?
Whose Live Anyway? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Dave Foley, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray perform witty scenes they invent before the audience's eyes. The live event showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show, as well as some exciting new ones. The event will be at Murchison Performing Arts Center in Denton.
Improv Arlington presents Clayton English
Originally from Atlanta, Clayton English is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. He first came to national attention as the winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing competition in 2015, and he has since headlined in clubs, colleges, and festivals throughout the country. He has also featured for comedy greats including Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr. He'll perform five times through Saturday at Improv Arlington.
Friday, April 7
Magnolia at the Modern: Paint
In Paint, Owen Wilson portrays Carl Nargle, Vermont’s No. 1 public television painter, who is convinced he has it all: a signature perm, a custom van, and fans hanging on his every brushstroke ... until a younger, better artist steals everything (and everyone) Carl loves. The film will screen six times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Ballet Frontier presents The Sleeping Beauty
A fairytale comes to life in Ballet Frontier's production of The Sleeping Beauty. Theballet is based off of the classic story and is filled with brand-new sets and costumes from New York City, dancing, and storytelling. There will be two performances - one Friday and one Saturday - at Will Rogers Auditorium.
Charlie Robison in concert
Anyone who knows Texas country music knows the name of Charlie Robison, as he's the brother of singer/songwriter Bruce Robison and the ex-husband of Emily Strayer of The Chicks. His last album was 2013's High Life, and in 2018 he retired after complications from surgery left him unable to sing at the time. Things have clearly improved in the years since, and fans can see the result when he plays at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, April 8
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Dance at the Modern: Mimicry
Alexandra Light will present her latest choreography piece, Dance at the Modern: Mimicry. The performance, taking place in the Grand Lobby, is inspired by The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s exhibit, "I’ll be Your Mirror," as well as the concept of biomimicry. Light’s choreography explores the intersection of the natural and digital world through the lens of an abstract narrative. There will be two performances, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.
Reverend Horton Heat in concert
Dallas-Fort Worth music fans are very familiar with Reverend Horton Heat, the stage name of Jim Heath and his rockabilly trio, which have been performing in the area and around the world for over 30 years. They've released 12 albums in that time, including 2018's Whole New Life. They'll play at Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall.
William Beckmann in concert
Born and raised in the small border town of Del Rio, Texas, William Beckmann plays classic country and American roots music that was influenced by his early immersion in Mariachi and Norteño music. He delivers evocative, literate tunes, kind of like fellow Del Rio native Radney Foster, who’s helped mentor him since high school. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas in support of his 2022 EP, Faded Memories.