Weekend Event Planner
There's a nice mix of local events and national headliners in and around Fort Worth this weekend, topped off by an appearance by an iconic '80s group. There will also be a trio of comedians, a couple of new local theater productions, a classical music concert, two country music concerts, a chance to explore multiple local art galleries, and more.
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.
Thursday, March 24
New Edition in concert with Jodeci
Veteran R&B group New Edition is making a stop at Fort Worth as part of their "The Culture Tour." Starring all six members — Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, and Johnny Gill — this is the group’s first tour in more than five years. They'll be joined by special guest Jodeci at Dickies Arena.
Improv Arlington presents Nimesh Patel
Nimesh Patel is a comedian and Emmy-nominated writer based in New York City who was a writer on NBC’s late night show A Little Late with Lilly Singh. In standup, he is a regular at New York’s famed Comedy Cellar, has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and has opened for Chris Rock & Aziz Ansari. He'll perform for one night only at Improv Arlington.
Hyena's presents T.J. Miller
T.J. Miller is driven by the altruistic mission statement that life is fundamentally tragic and the best thing he can do is provide an ephemeral escapism from that tragedy which permeates everyday life by doing comedy. Miller, best known for starring in Silicon Valley, the Deadpool series, and the How to Train Your Dragon series, will perform three times through Friday at Hyena's Fort Worth.
Friday, March 25
Magnolia at the Modern: Compartment No. 6
In Compartment No. 6, a young Finnish woman escapes an enigmatic love affair in Moscow by boarding a train to the arctic port of Murmansk. Forced to share the long ride and a tiny sleeping car with a larger-than-life Russian miner, the unexpected encounter leads the occupants of Compartment No. 6 to face major truths about human connection. The film, which is in Russian with English subtitles, will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Theatre Arlington present Sister Act
Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood. The production, featuring original music by Alan Menken, will run at Theatre Arlington through April 16.
Downtown Cowtown at the Isis presents Forever Young
The stage show Forever Young follows one unforgettable group of friends as they discover the greatest hits of all time. Set in a music-filled suburban basement, this heartfelt true story features songs by Billy Joel, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Huey Lewis & The News, Styx, Queen, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brooks & Dunn, The Black Crowes, Bon Jovi, and more. There will be two performances — one Friday and one Saturday — at Downtown Cowtown at the Isis.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents "World Premiere and Tchaikovsky's Fifth: Veronika Ágnes Fáncsik, R. Strauss and Tchaikovsky"
Conductor Henrik Nánási will direct the world premiere of music by his wife, Veronika Ágnes Fáncsik, “From hence your memory death cannot take" for clarinet, voice and orchestra, which sets three sonnets by Shakespeare. The program opens with Richard Strauss' Don Juan tone poem, which musically explores that legendary libertine, and Tchaikovsky's transformational Symphony No. 5, which begins in a space of severe resignation before finishing with rousing triumph. The concert, which will feature baritone Kevin Burdette and clarinetist Stanislav Chernyshev, will have three performances through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.
Jubilee Theatre presents Over Forty
Over Forty is a rousing musical chronicling four very different women who are hellishly fighting their entry into middle-ageism. These exhilarating women both celebrate and mourn getting older with witty dialogue and soul-stirring music. These wise and sexy women, in unison, take the audience on an adventurous journey where both men and women will never dread the “Big 4-0” again. The production will run at Jubilee Theatre at April 24.
Granger Smith in concert with Earl Dibbles, Jr.
Country singer Granger Smith has been releasing albums for over 20 years, but he didn't start tasting real success until 2013 when he released his first album with a major label. He's had two top three albums on the Billboard Country charts, and he released a double album, Country Things Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, in 2020. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas with Earl Dibbles, Jr.
Saturday, March 26
Fort Worth Art Dealers Association presents Spring Gallery Night
Twice a year, the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association invites the community to take in the visual arts and the community’s unique cultural richness during Gallery Night. Visitors can take a stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, most of which are open from 12-9 pm, and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event.
Hyena's presents Nick Di Paolo
Nick Di Paolo's brutally honest performances are funny, socially relevant, and a little bit reckless. His strong political opinions and razor wit make him a perfect fit for talk radio. He currently hosts The Nick Di Paolo Show on SiriusXM and The Nick & Artie Show on DirectTV. He'll perform twice on Saturday at Hyena's Fort Worth.
William Clark Green in concert
Country singer William Clark Green joined the long line of great singers from the state of Texas when he came out of Flint in East Texas in 2008. Since that time, he's released six albums, including the brand-new Baker Hotel, set for release on March 25. He's also part of the recently-formed group The Panhandlers, featuring Cleto Cordero, Josh Abbott, and John Baumann. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.