It's been a long wait for Fort Worth Broadway fans to see Hamilton, but their time has finally come. While that is the headliner in town for the next three weeks, other choices include five different concerts, a new art exhibition, screenings of an international film, and the final days of an immersive art experience.
Below are the best ways to spend your precious free time this weekend.
Thursday, January 20
Broadway at the Bass: Hamilton
When the pandemic shut down everything in 2020, it also took away Fort Worth's first chance to see Hamilton, as it was scheduled for June 9-28 of that year. Now, after an additional 19-month wait, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical has finally made it to Bass Performance Hall. The story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary, the production features a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway. It will run through February 6.
Friday, January 21
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Focus: Jill Magid
Throughout Jill Magid’s career, she has carried out extraordinary tasks for her research, such as forging highly intimate connections with faceless, bureaucratic systems. For her exhibition at the Modern, the artist will show the film Tender Balance alongside related works that expand upon her 2020 Creative Time public artwork, Tender. The exhibition will remain on display through March 20.
Magnolia at the Modern: France
In the new movie France, a celebrity journalist (Léa Seydoux), juggling her busy career and personal life, has her life overturned by a freak car accident. The film, which is in French with English subtitles, will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo presents Auditorium Concert Series: Old 97's
Old 97’s will perform a special concert as part of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo's Auditorium Concert Series. The alternative country band from Dallas has released 20 albums in their career, most recently 2020's Twelfth. They will be joined by special guests Giovannie & The Hired Guns and Joshua Ray Walker. Tickets for the concert, taking place at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium, include admission to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
Ty Herndon in concert
Ty Herndon is a Grammy-nominated and Dove award-winning recording artist who has the ability to connect with an audience far beyond his onstage performance. He has released nine albums in his career, including 2019's Got It Covered. He'll play at Downtown Cowtown at the Isis.
Cliburn Concerts: Yekwon Sunwoo
Yekwon Sunwoo, the current Cliburn Competition gold medalist, will return to Fort Worth with two very different opportunities to hear him play and speak. On Friday, he’ll play at the Post at River East, where guests can enjoy a cocktail and signature food dishes during the casual concert. On Saturday, he'll take part in a concert and conversation at the Modern, moderated by Buddy Bray, with insights on his life since his 2017 win, as well as plenty of music.
Pat Green in concert
After rising through Texas' dancehall scene years ago, Pat Green earned himself major label support in Nashville and became the poster child of Texas music for a whole generation of fans. Green’s explosive live shows have made him a fan favorite, and the San Antonio native and Fort Worth resident has sold over 2 million albums and been nominated for three Grammy Awards. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, January 22
Mike Ryan in concert
San Antonio native Mike Ryan got his start performing publicly as a singer while he was a student at the University of North Texas. Since then, he released an EP, The First One in 2010, followed by three albums — 2012's Night Comes Falling, 2014's Bad Reputation, and 2017's Blink You'll Miss It. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Sunday, January 23
"Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience"
If you haven't had a chance to catch "Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience" at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, this weekend is your last chance, as it closes on Sunday after a five-month stay. The 360-degree, immersive digital art experience illuminates and transforms a unique physical space into a fully immersive exhibit, where Van Gogh’s work takes over the walls via digital projections and VR experiences.