Weekend Event Planner
All good things must come to an end, as the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo does this weekend. But you still have a few days to attend that event, as well as other events going on in and around Fort Worth like screenings of an acclaimed film, a musical aimed at kids, a concert by an Oscar winner, and a festival of monster trucks.
Below are the best options for your precious free time Thursday through Sunday. Don't like what you see? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events.
Thursday, February 2
2017 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
After three weeks, the 2017 edition of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo comes to a close this weekend. The next three days will be your last chance to catch the various rodeo events, take in the activities on the Midway, and watch the various concerts at Will Rogers Memorial Center. Performers include Dalton Domino on Thursday, Aaron McDonnell on Friday, and Josh Ward on Saturday.
Friday, February 3
First Fridays at the Modern
The first Friday of each month, the Star-Telegram, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Café Modern team up to present live music and cocktails in the museum's Grand Lobby. The event includes the opportunity to dine at the Modern by night. Café Modern offers a full menu in the dining room and lighter fare in the Grand Lobby until 8 pm. Chris Milyo and Ben McDonald are this month's musical performers.
Magnolia at the Modern: Julieta
In the latest drama from Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, a middle-aged Julieta (Emma Suárez) learns that her long-lost daughter has resurfaced in Madrid. Thus begins a painful reflection into her checkered past, flashing back to the moments of torment that defined her current life. The film screens six times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Casa Mañana presents Rapunzel! Rapunzel!: A Very Hairy Fairy Tale!
Casa Mañana will take time out for the kids with this charming musical. In Rapunzel! Rapunzel!: A Very Hairy Fairy Tale!, handsome Sir Roderick and his hairdressing side-kick, Edgar, search for true love and the perfect head of hair, and we think we know where they'll find it. The production runs through February 19.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms' Symphony No. 1
Guest conductor Christoph König leads the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in their latest concert, which includes Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7, Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, and Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring pianist Inon Barnatan. The concert will be presented three times at Bass Performance Hall through Sunday.
Ryan Bingham in concert
You don't find too many Oscar winners among country music singers, but Ryan Bingham holds that distinction. He won the notable award for co-writing "The Weary Kind" for 2009's Crazy Heart, and also took home a Grammy for the same song. Bingham has backed up that acclaim with his other work, including 2015's Fear and Saturday Night. He'll play shows on both Friday and Saturday night at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, February 4
Monster Jam 2017
Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that are built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, capable of going up to 100 miles per hour. The trucks will take on a dirt track set up inside AT&T Stadium, flying up to 130 feet in distance and 35 feet in the air.
Sunday, February 5
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium presents Pregame Paper Football Tourney featuring Rahr & Sons Brewing
There's no shortage of places to watch the Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, but where else but Flying Saucer can you play paper football at the same time? Guests can compete for a chance to win a Rahr & Sons Brewing Company gift basket with 10 brewery tour passes. There will also be swag handed out after every quarter, as well as 20 percent off appetizers during the game and $18 buckets of Rahr & Sons Blonde and Pride of Texas cans.