Weekend Event Planner
The first full weekend of May in Fort Worth has some events coming to a close, while others are just beginning. Among your choices are the end of the Fort Worth Opera Festival, three fun outdoor activities on Saturday, and one final performance from some talented young musicians.
Below are the best options for your precious free time Thursday through Sunday. Don't like what you see? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events.
Thursday, May 5
Fort Worth Opera Festival closing weekend
This weekend is the only time all four events of the Fort Worth Opera Festival will be performed. Frontiers is at Kimbell Art Museum on Thursday, The Barber of Seville plays on both Friday and Sunday at Bass Performance Hall, Buried Alive/Embedded has a Saturday matinee at W.E. Scott Theatre, and centerpiece production JFK plays one final time on Saturday night at Bass Performance Hall.
Friday, May 6
Magnolia at the Modern presents City of Gold
This continuation of the Magnolia at the Modern series will appeal to both movie lovers and foodies alike. In City of Gold, filmmaker Laura Gabbert follows award-winning food critic Jonathan Gold as he explores the culinary culture of Los Angeles. The documentary will play six times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Maverick Dance Company presents Via Dance
The Maverick Dance Company at UT Arlington presents Via Dance, a collection of new, entertaining, and progressive dance works by faculty, guest, and student choreographers. The concert title, Via Dance, is based on a perspective that through dance, we can communicate what is often challenging to put into words, and dance can simultaneously speak many languages and connect us on a visceral level. It will have three performances through Sunday at the Fine Arts Building on the UTA campus.
Saturday, May 7
Autism Speaks 8K & 1K Fun Run
With 1 in 68 children diagnosed with autism, Autism Speaks is looking to raise awareness of the fastest-growing serious developmental disability while having a great time. The Dallas-Fort Worth 8K & 1K Kid's Fun Run, starting at Coyote Drive-In, will help raise money for the nonprofit Autism Speaks. If you don't feel like running, you can also donate money by being a virtual runner.
Fort Worth Taco Fest
The Fort Worth Taco Fest is a celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Mexican culture, and the kaleidoscopic Latin influence on Fort Worth. The festival, taking place at Panther Island Pavilion, will feature grub from dozens of area restaurants and food trucks in a celebrity judged competition, as well as live music, theatrical performances, vendors, DJs, and plenty of beer.
Bluestem Park Grand Opening and Community Celebration
Bluestem Park in north Fort Worth is ready for its grand opening and community celebration. After the opening, there will be a formal ceremony featuring Mayor Betsy Price, Patrick Newman, and Barclay Berdan. There will also be live music from Southern Chrome; family activities like a scavenger hunt, bounce houses, and face painters; and much more.
Sunday, May 8
Fort Worth Youth Orchestra Season Finale Concert
The Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, which gives an opportunity for talented young musicians around the area to further their music education, will hold the final performance of its season at Ed Landreth Auditorium on the TCU campus. The concert will feature all orchestras, Suzuki and Early Childhood Musicians, and the Chamber Ensembles.
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