Weekend Event Planner
There is a great mix of events happening in and around Fort Worth this weekend. They include a national tour of a Broadway production, a local theater production that's of-the-moment, a nationally known comedian, a big time country singer, the unofficial start to baseball season, and the opening of a new art exhibit.
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, January 18
Broadway at the Bass: Something Rotten!
Set in 1595, Something Rotten! is a hilarious smash about Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. The production runs at Bass Performance Hall through Sunday.
Stage West Theatre presents Like a Billion Likes
In this winner of the 2016 Southwest Playwriting Competition, Misty Riggs is a nobody. But just as she’s starting sophomore year, she gets the notion she should try to stand out somehow, before it’s too late. Misty’s gambit, however, only cements her loserdom, and after one blow too many, she makes a final, desperate bid for glory. The play will run at Stage West through February 11.
Symphony Arlington presents Lindsay Garritson
One of America’s most talented young pianists and a former Cliburn competitor, Lindsay Garritson, will make one of several appearances across Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend when she plays at Symphony Arlington's first concert of 2018. Featuring guest conductor Piero Romano, the one-night-only concert at Arlington Music Hall will include a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major.
Friday, January 19
Magnolia at the Modern presents Happy End
Award-winning director Michael Haneke returns with a drama about an affluent French family living in a bourgeois bubble in northern France. The family is oblivious to the human misery unfolding in migrant camps around the port town of Calais, a few miles from their home. The film, in French with English subtitles, will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Improv Arlington presents Paul Rodriguez
Longtime comedian Paul Rodriguez has been making audiences laugh all over the world (in Spanish and English) for nearly three decades with his unique brand of humor that is a perfect blend of his Latin heritage, the American dream, and his undeniable universal appeal. Rodriguez will perform five times through Sunday at Improv Arlington.
Neal McCoy in concert
Country singer Neal McCoy was part of the country boom in early-to-mid 1990s, scoring with hits like "No Doubt About It" and "Wink." McCoy has tried to reinvent himself in a couple of ways in recent years, including with his 2017 anti-protest song, "Take a Knee ... My Ass!!" and his new American standards album, You Don't Know Me. He'll play at at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, January 20
2018 Texas Rangers Fan Fest
The beginning of the Major League Baseball season is still a couple of months away, but you can start getting excited at the Texas Rangers Fan Fest at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The daylong event features autograph sessions with current Texas Rangers players, Q&A sessions, on-field events, tours of the Rangers clubhouse and dugout, and more.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Ellen Carey: "Dings, Pulls, and Shadows"
Since the 1990s, experimental photographer Ellen Carey has been making photographs that defy photographic conventions of depicting identifiable subjects. Instead, her works depict vibrant fields of color that are meditations on the very nature of photography as an image created by the action of light on a light-sensitive surface. This exhibit, on display through July 22, features seven key works that explore the artist’s interest in color, light, and the photographic process.