Weekend Event Planner
It's crunch time, y'all: There is less than one week until Christmas. If you feel like taking a break from holiday shopping or want to show visitors a good time, you can take in one of three holiday-themed concerts, a visit from a great comedian, an Oscar-worthy movie, a funny version of The Nutcracker, the start of a new art exhibit, 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, December 19
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Sounds of the Season
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the holiday season with this family-friendly concert featuring music everyone knows and loves, music that is sure to get the audience into the holiday spirit. There will be two opportunities to see the concert, first at White's Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake on Thursday and then at Arborlawn United Methodist Church in Fort Worth on Friday.
Casa Mañana Theatre presents Christmas with the Annie Moses Band
The acclaimed classic crossover ensemble Annie Moses Band will perform arrangements of holiday favorites at this special concert. From the electrifying rhythm of “Carol of the Bells” to the breathtaking beauty of “O Holy Night,” Christmas with the Annie Moses Band is a cinematic journey the audience will love. Casa Mañana Theatre will host the one-night-only concert.
Improv Arlington presents Godfrey
The singular-named Godfrey is one of those comedians whose face you know even if you don't know his name. He's been in a ton of movies, TV shows, and commercials over the past 20 years along with continuing his successful stand-up comedy career. He'll perform six sets through Sunday at Improv Arlington.
Friday, December 20
Magnolia at the Modern: Honey Boy
From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har'el brings to life a young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams. LaBeouf takes on the daring and therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown, and a felon. The film will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Texas Ballet Theater presents The Nutty Nutcracker
For one night only, Texas Ballet Theater will take a break from their regular production of The Nutcracker to present this nutty take on the holiday classic. From current events and pop culture, hilarious new characters join Clara to turn the traditional tale on its head. You never know who will make an appearance, so get ready for a magical evening of side-splitting laughs. The production will be at Bass Performance Hall.
Kevin Fowler in concert
Texas country music singer Kevin Fowler has been trying to make his way in the industry for 19 years now, releasing nine albums since 2000. He's slowly but surely made his way up the charts, including with his well-received 2019 album, Barstool Stories. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, December 21
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents "Looking In: Photography from the Outside"
Drawing from the Carter’s world-renowned photography collection, this exhibition features over 60 works by 20th century artists Richard Avedon, Morris Engel, Laura Gilpin, Dorothea Lange, Danny Lyon, and Paul Strand. "Looking In" examines the way artists have photographed groups they are not part of, exploring how they navigate their identity as “outsider” to an insular community. The exhibition will be on display through May 10, 2020.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Hello, I’m Tony Green
Following the classic elements of beloved late night talk shows, show host and namesake Tony Green brings his signature style of fabulousness to the stage as he guides his audience through interviews with local thought leaders, artists, and musicians. In addition to his live interviews with special guests, the show promotes “hot” local events, special music segments in partnership with Niles City Sound, recurring comedy breakout features, and a special cocktail spotlight with PopUp Bar. The event will be at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Holiday Swing with Byron Stripling
A powerhouse trumpeter, gifted with a soulful voice and a charismatic onstage swagger, Byron Stripling has delighted audiences worldwide. The audience at this concert will be entertained by his infectious yuletide joy, blazing trumpet virtuosity, engaging vocals, and favorite seasonal tunes. The concert will be at Will Rogers Memorial Center.