Weekend Event Planner
There is a diverse set of events happening in and around Fort Worth this weekend. They include the final weekend of a major event, a local play that's both timely and timeless, screenings of an award-worthy movie, a family-friendly production about a boy who never grows up, a visit from a legendary comedian, 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, February 1
2018 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
All good things must come to an end: After three weeks, the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo will have its final day on Saturday. You have a few more days to check out the livestock shows, play carnival games on the midway, see some exciting rodeo action, and hear great music. Among the final performers at Will Rogers Memorial Center will be Kody West, John Baumann, and Jake Ward.
The Cliburn presents The Fleisher-Jacobson Piano Duo
Duo performances of legendary pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher with internationally renowned pianist Katherine Jacobson have received accolades from music’s most respected critics, with recital and orchestra appearances around the world. Fleisher and Jacobson will be making their Cliburn Concerts debut with two concerts — one Thursday and one Friday — at Kimbell Art Museum's Piano Pavilion.
Jubilee Theatre presents Detroit '67
Jubilee Theatre revisits a pivotal time in American history with Dominique Morisseau’s gripping Detroit ’67. Set against the backdrop of the Detroit riots, it tells the story of two siblings who are running an after-hours joint in their basement to make ends meet. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, tensions mount when dreams diverge, their tight-knit community is threatened, and the streets erupt into violence. The play, which started on January 26, will run through February 25.
Friday, February 2
Magnolia at the Modern: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Annette Bening and Jamie Bell star in this adaptation of the memoir by British actor Peter Turner, recounting his romance with the legendary (and legendarily eccentric) Hollywood star Gloria Grahame during the last years of her life. The film will screen six times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Community Arts Center presents "Solo Show [Down]; Runners Ups Show" opening reception
Fort Worth Community Arts Center will present "Solo Show [Down]; Runners Ups Show," an exhibit featuring the work of Amy D. Herzel, Nimmy Melvin, and Padaric Kolander. It is juried by Jennifer Casler Price, who has been the curator of Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum since 1993. Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through February 26.
Casa Mañana Theatre presents Neverland
In Casa Mañana's new production, 13-year-old Wendy's modern world is transformed before our very eyes with the help of a young boy named Peter, who shows her that there is magic all around us if we are just willing to look hard enough. Intimate and imaginative, Neverland is a retelling of the classic Peter Pan story, which will inspire kids and adults of all ages to take an "Awfully Big Adventure" of their own. It will run through February 18.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Pictures at an Exhibition
Mussorgsky’s grandiose Pictures at an Exhibition far outstrips the original paintings. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will bring this masterpiece to life with Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Cellist Raphaela Gromes performs Schumann’s sublime and enigmatic Cello Concerto in her U.S. debut, and the concert opens with Schubert’s Overture to his romantic opera Alfonso and Estrella. There will be three performances through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.
Vicki Lawrence & Mama
Though only 68 years old, Vicki Lawrence has been a celebrity for over 50 years, coming to fame in 1967 as part of the original cast of The Carol Burnett Show. It was on that show that she created the character of "Mama," which she has been performing in one form or another ever since. This show, at Arlington Music Hall, will feature a mix of stand-up comedy, music, and Lawrence's observations about real life.