Weekend Event Planner
These are the 9 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
There's a ton of buzz surrounding the events in and around Fort Worth this weekend, as several high-profile happenings are coming to town. Among the offerings are a golf tournament with some of the biggest names in the biz, a once-every-four-years opportunity to see amazing up-and-coming pianists, a visit from a legendary band playing one of their most popular albums, and more.
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 25
Dean & Deluca Invitational
The 2017 Dean & Deluca Invitational (formerly known as the Colonial Invitational) features some of the PGA's top players, including Dallas' own Jordan Spieth, 2017 Masters champion Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson (making his first appearance since 2010), Hideki Matsuyama, Paul Casey, Jon Rahm, Matt Kuchar, and many more. The tournament takes place at Colonial Country Club through Sunday.
The 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Established in 1962, the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is widely recognized as one of the world’s highest-visibility classical music contests and remains committed to its original ideals of supporting and launching the careers of young pianists. Competitors in the 2017 Cliburn competition, taking place at Bass Performance Hall through June 10, hail from all over the world, representing 16 nations.
Friday, May 26
Kimbell Social Club presents Tatiana "Lady May" Mayfield
Kimbell Art Museum's latest Kimbell Social Club happy hour features a performance by Fort Worth jazz singer Tatiana "Lady May" Mayfield. The Kimbell Social Club meets on select Friday evenings for a showcase of live local music, hearty snacks, half-price wine, and beer provided by a local brewing company. A selection of local craft beer is provided by Wild Acre Brewing Company.
U2 in concert with The Lumineers
It's been almost eight full years since U2 last had a concert in Dallas-Fort Worth, when they played what was then called Cowboys Stadium soon after it opened in Arlington. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of their seminal album, The Joshua Tree, U2 is performing it in its entirety, along with other hits from throughout their career. The stop at AT&T Stadium includes a performance by The Lumineers.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents An American Salute
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has officially ended its season, but they'll present a special evening of musical patriotism at White's Chapel United Methodist Church, performing American favorites like “Summon the Heroes” by John Williams, Unger’s “Ashokan Farewell,” Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and more. The concert is conducted by Daniel Black.
Jubilee Theatre presents Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters First 100 Years
103-year-old Sadie Delany and 101-year-old Bessie Delany were the daughters of a former slave, grew up in the Jim Crow South, lived in Harlem during its renaissance, and had professional careers as a teacher and a dentist, respectively. In Having Our Say, while they make dinner to remember their father’s birthday, the two sisters tell the story of the last century, as they lived it. The play runs at Jubilee Theatre through June 25.
Saturday, May 27
Stockyards Station presents Red, White, and Boots Music Festival
The Red, White, and Boots Music Festival takes place over two days at Stockyards Station, featuring live Texas music, a beer garden, food trucks, traditional yard games, local vendors, armadillo races, kids activities, and more. Among the performers are Simone Nicole, Squeezebox Bandits, Honky Tonk Country Club, Skylar Payne, Mammoths, and Michael Lee and the Wartime Limousine.
Clint Black in concert
Country singer Clint Black was part of a group of young singers who took the industry by storm in the late '80s/early '90s, including Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, and more. No matter what he does the rest of his career, he'll always be country music royalty thanks to his nearly unprecedented string of hits from 1989-2000. He looks back on his stellar career with this concert at Billy Bob's Texas.
Sunday, May 28
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Doug Aitken: "Electric Earth"
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Doug Aitken: "Electric Earth," the first survey to comprehensively examine the full breadth of the artist's work. Since the 1990s, Aitken has created new and deeper levels of viewer involvement in narrative and the moving image. To immerse the viewer in images and sounds, Aitken projects his films across multiple screens in architectural environments. The exhibition is on display through August 20.