Weekend Event Planner
These are the 11 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
This weekend in and around Fort Worth offers a little bit of everything, including three new local theater productions, a new exhibition highlighting everyone's favorite new Fort Worth-filmed show, an orchestra playing the score of a classic '80s movie, wrestling at a unique venue, the return of a native Broadway star, and more.
Below are the best ways to spend your precious free time this weekend.
Thursday, February 10
Amphibian Stage presents The Pleasure Trials
When Rachel and Callie start clinical trials on their new female libido enhancement drug, willing participants come out of the woodwork looking for an internal revolution. Quickly after the first dose, the effectiveness of the medicine is undeniable, but the overwhelming pressure for its success may corrupt the experiment and everyone involved. The production will run at Amphibian Stage through February 27.
Friday, February 11
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame presents "1883: The Journey West"
Visitors to the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame can get up close with props, costumes, and photography from the Paramount+ series 1883 when viewing the new exhibition, "1883: The Journey West." 101 Studios, the studio responsible for 1883 and Yellowstone, curated items for the exhibition, including an authentic wagon, a camp set-up, and wardrobe worn by Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sam Elliott, and LaMonica Garrett, along with behind-the-scenes photography. The exhibition will be on display through March 20.
Magnolia at the Modern: The Velvet Queen
In the heart of the Tibetan highlands, multi-award-winning nature photographer Vincent Munier guides writer Sylvain Tesson on his quest to document the infamously elusive snow leopard. Munier introduces Tesson to the subtle art of waiting from a blind spot, tracking animals, and finding the patience to catch sight of the beasts. Through their journey in the Tibetan peaks, the two men ponder humankind's place amongst the magnificent creatures and glorious landscapes they encounter along the way. The film, in French with English subtitles, will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Upright Theatre Co. presents Duets
Duets is a gloriously funny examination of the chaotic world of love, relationships, and why the grass is never greener. The production, playing at Upright Studio on Main in Euless through February 20, contains four stories, four sets of characters, and four crucial moments, including two people on a blind date, a couple on holiday in Spain to finalize their divorce, and a woman getting married for the third time to the dismay of her brother.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Back to the Future
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will highlight the music of Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover. The film is the 1.21-gigawatt blockbuster that topped the 1985 box office chart, spawned two wildly successful sequels, and stamped an enduring imprint on pop culture. The film will play on a big screen while the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs Alan Silvestri’s dazzling musical score. There will be three performances through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Hamlet
Young Hamlet returns home from university to the shattering discovery that, not only is his father newly dead, but that his mother has married his uncle, Claudius. Late one night, the ghost of Hamlet's father appears to him, accusing Claudius of his murder and urging Hamlet to revenge. This sets in motion a train of events that cause Hamlet to examine both his own mortality and his sanity. The production, part of the Stolen Shakespeare Festival, runs in repertory with The Merry Wives of Windsor (starting February 18) at Fort Worth Community Arts Center through March 5.
Cliburn Concerts: Junction Trio
Three visionary next-generation artists combine talents in the eclectic new ensemble, Junction Trio. Violinist Stefan Jackiw has been recognized for musicianship that combines poetry and purity with an impeccable technique. Pianist Conrad Tao appears worldwide as a pianist and compose, including two previous Cliburn Concerts appearances. Cellist Jay Campbell approaches both old and new works with the same curiosity and emotional commitment. The trio will perform at Tulips FTW.
Saturday, February 12
FloSports presents Bout at the Ballpark
It's looking increasingly likely that the Texas Rangers won't be playing at Globe Life Field for a while due to MLB labor strife, so FloSports will fill the sports void at the ballpark with a unique wrestling event featuring the top teams in both NCAA and international competition. The event will feature matches between No. 4 Oklahoma State University and No. 1 University of Iowa, a freestyle competition featuring men from the U.S. and international teams, and a six-match dual meet between the women's team from the U.S. and Mongolia.
Ballet Frontier presents Swan Lake
Ballet Frontier will present the hauntingly beautiful classical ballet Swan Lake, in which the princess Odette is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. The ballet will feature Tchaikovsky's dynamic score, brand new sets & costumes, and iconic choreography. The production will be performed at I.M. Terrell Academy on both Saturday and Sunday.
Major Attaway's Magical Cabaret Disney Date Night
Major Attaway was the first to take over the Tony Award-winning role of The Genie in Aladdin from James Monroe Iglehart, and he currently holds the title of Broadway longest running Genie with over 1,500 performances. At this event at Downtown Cowtown at the Isis, he will sing the best of Disney love songs to help bring true love to everyone in the audience.
Randy Rogers Band in concert
If you're a fan of the Red Dirt country music scene, you've known the Texas-based Randy Rogers Band for years. Starting in 2006, they had a string of six straight top 10 albums on the Billboard Country charts. In recent years, they've teamed up with fellow Texan Wade Bowen for two albums, 2015's Hold My Beer, Vol. 1 and 2020's Hold My Beer, Vol. 2. They'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.