Weekend Event Planner
While many events in and around Fort Worth have either been postponed or canceled during the coronavirus pandemic, organizations have pivoted to virtual or socially-distanced events to continue offering the masses some entertainment while we need it the most.
Below are the best ways to spend your free time this weekend. While not every event is out of the house, they all promise to provide a nice distraction from the everyday life.
Thursday, March 18
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents "Beethoven and Mozart"
The music of Mozart and Beethoven take center stage when Robert Spano returns to conduct the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in this rare mid-week concert. Pianist Jeremy Denk performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25, widely recognized as one of the greatest masterpieces in the concerto genre. The concert, taking place at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum, will also feature Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.
Friday, March 19
Magnolia at the Modern: My Salinger Year
In My Salinger Year, a college grad (Margaret Qualley) takes a clerical job working for the literary agent (Sigourney Weaver) of the renowned, reclusive writer J.D. Salinger. The film, written and directed by Philippe Falardeau, will screen five times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Opera and Opera San José present Three Decembers
World-renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham leads the cast of Opera San José’s first fully-staged digital production, Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers. Based on Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally’s unpublished play Some Christmas Letters, the 90-minute chamber opera brings to life a family’s struggle to connect over three tumultuous decades, as long-held secrets come to light. The production will be available to stream at any time through April 2.
Stoney LaRue in concert
Singer-songwriter Stoney LaRue is part of the recent wave of Texas Country/Red Dirt artists, having put out six albums since 2002, including 2019's Onward. LaRue is as close to a regular at Billy Bob's as you can get, having played there multiple times and even recording a live album there in 2007. He'll play there yet again on Friday night.
Saturday, March 20
Easton Corbin in concert
Country singer Easton Corbin was among the fastest rising artists in the genre in the early 2010s, releasing three albums in five years, including 2015's About to Get Real, which went to No. 1 on the Billboard County charts. Strangely, he has yet to release a fourth album, although he may be looking to make a comeback with his most recent release, the 2020 EP, Didn't Miss a Beat. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Sunday, March 21
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents FOCUS: Leidy Churchman
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will close this exhibition featuring new and recent works by the American painter Leidy Churchman. Drawing on the postmodern idea that no subject is forbidden, Churchman’s imagery is broad and varied, mirroring the sheer abundance and circulation of images today. The paintings treat equally such disparate subjects as animals, landscapes, themes from Tibetan Buddhism, real estate advertisements, and remakes of works by other artists, such as Henri Rousseau and Barbara Kruger.
j.k. livin foundation presents We're Texas Virtual Benefit with Matthew and Camilla McConaughey
The We're Texas virtual benefit, hosted by Matthew and Camilla McConaughey, will include performances and appearances by a wide range of big stars, including Don Henley, George Strait, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson, Leon Bridges, Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson, Chip & Joanna Gaines, Dak Prescott, Jamie Foxx, the Jonas Brothers, Megan Thee Stallion, Troy Aikman, and Woody Harrelson. The event, which can viewed on McConaughey's YouTube Channel and on Spectrum News 1 in Texas, will raise money for j.k.livin foundation's Texas Relief Fund, which is supporting a variety of charities.