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These are the 5 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend

These are the 5 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend

Jamey Johnson
Jamey Johnson will play with Randy Houser at Billy Bob's Texas on February 4 and 5. Jamey Johnson/Facebook
Akhnaten
Fort Worth Opera presents Moonlight Film Fest with the Metropolitan Opera, featuring Akhnaten, at Coyote Drive-In on February 4. Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera
Jack O'Connell and Olivia Cooke in Little Fish
Little Fish will screen five times, February 5-7, at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Photo courtesy of IFC Films
Lee Brice
Lee Brice will play at Billy Bob's Texas on February 6. Photo courtesy of Lee Brice
Jamey Johnson
Akhnaten
Jack O'Connell and Olivia Cooke in Little Fish
Lee Brice

While many events in and around Fort Worth have either been postponed or canceled during the coronavirus pandemic, organizations have pivoted to virtual or socially-distanced events to continue offering the masses some entertainment while we need it the most.

Below are the best ways to spend your free time this weekend. While not every event is out of the house, they all promise to provide a nice distraction from the everyday life.

Thursday, February 4

Jubilee Theatre presents Hoodoo Love
Katori Hall's Hoodoo Love is a tale of love, magic, jealousy, and secrets. Toulou escapes the Depression-era Mississippi cotton fields with the wide eyes dreams of becoming a blues singer. Danger, hope, and desire follow closely behind as she falls for the womanizing Ace of Spades. When her past comes calling, to what length will she go to cast her spell and claim her heart’s desire? The production will be available to stream at any time through February 28.

Fort Worth Opera presents Moonlight Film Fest with the Metropolitan Opera
Fort Worth Opera will present the Moonlight Film Fest with the Metropolitan Opera, a festival will take place weekly over the course of three weeks at Coyote Drive-In. The first opera to be shown will be Akhnaten by Philip Glass, which focuses on the title character who, after taking over as the new pharaoh of Egypt after the death of his father, looks to form a monotheistic religion.

Jamey Johnson & Randy Houser in concert
Country singers and friends Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser will come to Billy Bob's Texas as part of their Country Cadillac Tour. Johnson has released five albums in his career, including 2012's Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran, while Houser has released five albums in his career, including 2019's Magnolia. They'll play on both Thursday and Friday.

Friday, February 5

Magnolia at the Modern: Little Fish
Little Fish is a romance set in a near-future Seattle with the world in the midst of a global epidemic: Neuroinflammatory Affliction, a severe and rapid Alzheimer's-like condition in which people's memories disappear. Couple Jude Williams (Jack O'Connell) and Emma Ryerson (Olivia Cooke) are grappling with the realities of NIA, interspersed with glimpses from the past as the two meet and their relationship blooms. The film will screen five times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Saturday, February 6

Lee Brice in concert
Before Lee Brice started putting out No. 1 albums like 2014's I Don't Dance, he made his name writing hit songs for other stars like Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, and Blake Shelton. He's doing just fine writing for himself now, scoring with hits like "Hard to Love," "Drinking Class," "Rumor," and "One of Them Girls." He's playing at Billy Bob's Texas in support of his new album, Hey World.