Weekend Event Planner
These are the 8 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
It'll be a weekend full of the arts in Fort Worth, as theater, classical music, and visual art take center stage. A local theater company will kick off its new season, two local musicians will sing for a good cause, two local orchestras will team up to showcase their respective talents, and two galleries will open up brand new art exhibits.
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 25
Circle Theatre presents This Random World
Steven Dietz’s heartwarming comedy This Random World kicks off Circle Theatre's 37th season. Each character’s journey overlaps one another, be it an ailing woman who plans one final trip, a daughter planning one great escape, or a son falling prey to a prank gone wrong. This funny and intimate play explores the lives that may be happening just out of reach of our own. It will run through February 24.
Focus On Teens: Eric Nadel's 2nd Annual Benefit Blowout featuring Luke Wade & Grady Spencer
The 2nd Annual Eric Nadel Benefit Blowout, taking place at Hyena's Comedy Club, will be headlined by Fort Worth's own Luke Wade and Grady Spencer. Nadel, a Hall of Fame radio broadcaster for the Texas Rangers, has organized this fundraiser to benefit Focus On Teens, a non-profit dedicated to helping homeless adolescents in the DISD and FWISD school districts.
Friday, January 26
Fort Worth Community Arts Center presents "The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin"
"The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin" is a traveling photographic exhibition about the life and work of Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009), one of the nation’s most influential landscape architects. The exhibition features 56 newly commissioned photographs by leading landscape photographers of dozens of Halprin’s major works. The exhibit will be on view at Fort Worth Community Arts Center through February 19.
Magnolia at the Modern: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr fled an oppressive marriage to make a name for herself as one of Hollywood's top leading ladies in the 1940s. Behind the glamour and sex appeal, though, was a talented and inquisitive inventor who created a radio system that is now considered the basis of Bluetooth technology. The film will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Let's Dance!
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform a range of popular dance styles, including waltz, tango, swing, ’50s pop, cha-cha, and “dirty dancing.” A team of seven professional dancers will join the musicians onstage to strut their stuff to a toe-tapping orchestral showcase, and two vocalists will sing music from Peggy Lee’s “Fever” and Dirty Dancing. There will be three performances through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.
Saturday, January 27
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents "Focus: Nina Chanel Abney"
Nina Chanel Abney's paintings are visually frenetic, reflecting the fast-paced energy of life today. Her imagery refers to such diverse subjects as pop culture, world events, and art history in compositions with flattened, simplified forms. Themes that relate to American society, including celebrity culture, race, sexuality, and police brutality, are broached in her paintings. The exhibit will be on display at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth through March 18.
Amphibian Stage Productions presents National Theatre Live: Follies
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical takes place in New York in 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs, and lie about themselves. This production at the National Theatre in London will be screened at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Youth Orchestra and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Side-by-Side Concert
Fort Worth Youth Orchestra and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will present their Annual Side-by-Side Concert. Young performers and professional musicians will showcase the Antonín Dvorâk’s acclaimed Symphony No. 9 "From the New World." The performance will be at Bass Performance Hall.