Weekend Event Planner
Prepare to spend a lot of time outside this weekend, as the slate of events features many taking place in the great outdoors. They include three more Concerts in the Garden, two movie screenings, and special dance performances. You can also see an anticipated new art exhibit, a hilarious basketball team, an acclaimed actress on stage, and more.
Below are the best ways to spend your free time this weekend. Want more options? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events.
Thursday, June 20
Levitt Pavilion presents Family Movie Night: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
One of the best movies of 2018 was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, in which a New York teen named Miles Morales struggles with school, friend, and, on top of that, being the new Spider-Man. He crosses paths with five counterparts from other dimensions, and they join forces to stop a threat for all realities. Taking place at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Arlington, it promises the first 100 guests an Arlington Highlands gift card.
Sundance Square presents Movie Nights: Mary Poppins Returns
Another great 2018 movie will screen in Sundance Square Plaza as part of their weekly Movie Nights series. In Mary Poppins Returns, Emily Blunt stars as the famous nanny who must once again try to help out the now-grown Banks children, this time with the help of a lamplighter named Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda).
Friday, June 21
Arlington Museum of Art presents Keith Haring: "Against All Odds"
The Arlington Museum of Art will present Keith Haring: "Against All Odds,” featuring more than 50 original works that serve to deconstruct the traditional view of Haring as an artist. Beyond his well-known graphic iconography, the exhibition also explores his use of mark-making as a metaphor and his desire to address weighty subjects, such as consumerism, poverty, religious dogma, violence, racism, and AIDS. The exhibition will be on display through September 15.
Magnolia at the Modern: Photograph
In Photograph, a struggling Mumbai street photographer, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develops a connection that transforms them in ways that they could not expect. The film, which is in Hindi and Gujarati with English subtitles, will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Midsummer Mingle
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is closed for the summer, so they'll go on the road to present the special event, Midsummer Mingle. Taking place at Magdalena's Supper Club, it lets guests raise a glass to the longest day of the year with delicious food and craft cocktails. Then dance the day away with DJ Ronnie Heart.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden: Asleep at the Wheel
Ten-time Grammy Award-winning country music group Asleep at the Wheel returns to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for another appearance at Concerts in the Garden. The “Kings of Texas Swing” will be backed once again by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and they love it when guests get out on the lawn and kick up some dust.
The Shops At Clearfork and Ballet Concerto present Summer Dance Concert
The Shops at Clearfork will present three evenings of professional ballet and family-friendly festivities to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Ballet Concerto. Guests can bring the family, pack a picnic, lawn chairs, and blankets, and enjoy free lawn seating. If attendees are looking for a more luxurious experience, guests can purchase a table of four, 10, or even a single seat. All proceeds from table purchases will be donated to creating the classes, programs, and performances that help provide Ballet Concerto students the experience of dance.
Saturday, June 22
National Theatre Live presents The Audience
For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her prime ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. The Audience sees Helen Mirren reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II. This screening of a live performance will be at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
The Original Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters will celebrate their fans during the all-new Fan Powered World Tour, coming to College Park Center at UT Arlington. Guests can interact with Globetrotters stars more than ever before, both on and off the court, and use an interactive mobile application with exclusive features, including an augmented reality basketball toss game and custom photo filters.
Spartan Stadion Series
Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand, is taking over AT&T Stadium in Arlington with its newest series, Stadion. The colossal stadium turns into a battlefield where Spartans test their mettle against obstacles in and around the stadium. The battle ends as they dash across the 50-yard line and cross the finish in epic fashion, as friends and family cheer on from the stands.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden: Classical Mystery Tour
The Classical Mystery Tour lets audience enjoy The Beatles’ timeless classics paired with beautiful orchestration by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. At this concert at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the audience will enjoy favorite hits by the Fab Four, including “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “All You Need is Love,” and more.
Sunday, June 23
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden: A Tribute to Elvis with Kraig Parker
The final Concert in the Garden of the weekend will feature Kraig Parker and his Royal Tribute Band, who will pay homage to the one and only Elvis Presley. Parker has toured with Presley’s original vocal groups The Jordanaires, The Stamps Quartet, and The Sweet Inspirations, and critics have called this show “as close as it gets” to the real thing.