You can bounce around from subject to subject this weekend in Fort Worth. There will be a national tour of a Broadway musical, a show for all your home and garden needs, a great documentary, new local theater, three different concerts with well-known singers and bands, a festival celebrating everyone's favorite childhood food, and a visit from one of the most entertaining basketball teams on Earth.
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 20
Broadway at the Bass: The SpongeBob Musical
As part of the Broadway at the Bass Series, Bass Performance Hall will present Nickelodeon’s The SpongeBob Musical. SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage. The entire family will celebrate friendship and cooperation and learn the power of unity and inclusion during this production, which will run through Sunday.
Friday, February 21
Fort Worth Home & Garden Show
The 40th Annual Fort Worth Home & Garden Show will present the best resources for expert advice, money-saving tips, remodeling ideas, landscape features, and everything needed for home and garden projects. From windows and doors to roofs and floors, this show, taking place at Will Rogers Memorial Center through Sunday, features more than 1,000 products and services on hand.
Magnolia at the Modern: The Woman Who Loves Giraffes
In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. In The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, Anne (now 85) retraces her steps with letters and stunning, original 16 mm film footage. The film will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Stolen Shakespeare Festival: Wolf Hall: Bring Up The Bodies
In Bring Up the Bodies, the volatile Anne Boleyn is now Queen, her career seemingly entwined with that of Thomas Cromwell. But when the King begins to fall in love with plain Jane Seymour, the ever-pragmatic Cromwell must negotiate within an increasingly perilous Court to satisfy Henry, defend the nation, and above all, to secure his own rise in the world. The production, playing in rep with Macbeth, will play at Fort Worth Community Arts Center through March 1.
Bob Schneider in concert
There's no shortage of Bob Schneider appearances in Dallas-Fort Worth; the Austin-based musician seemingly comes back to the area every other month or so. But it's always a treat to see him perform, as he's not only a damn fine singer but one whose stories and other non-musical offerings are just as entertaining as his songs. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, February 22
Texas Live presents Texas Mac & Cheese Festival
The Texas Mac & Cheese Festival brings the area’s best restaurants, food trucks, and chefs' cheesy visions into reality, featuring a mountain of cheese goodness at Texas’ largest-ever mac and cheese festival. The event will feature more than 15 mac & cheese food vendors, food eating contests, a cheese fry bar, axe throwing, live entertainment, and more. (Note: Some tickets are already sold out, but the event runs through Sunday.)
Alan Jackson in concert
Although it's been a while since country singer Alan Jackson has had a full-fledged hit, with 13 No. 1 albums and 25 No. 1 songs to his credit, he's long since earned his legion of fans. At this concert at Dickies Arena, fans will hear enduring hits such as “Here in The Real World," “Chattahoochee,” “Drive,” and “Gone Country,” among many others. Jackson will be joined by rising star Tenille Townes.
Old 97's in concert
Among the bands that Dallas-Fort Worth can claim as its own, Old 97's ranks near the top. The alt-country band, which is nearing their 30th anniversary together, has put out 20 different albums or EPs in their career, including 2017's Graveyard Whistling. Fans can expect to hear all the songs they know and love in this concert at Billy Bob's Texas.
Sunday, February 23
The Original Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their all-new show, “Pushing the Limits,” to Fort Worth. Fans can get up close and personal with a star-stuffed roster, including Big Easy Lofton, Hi-Lite Bruton, and female stars TNT Lister, Swish Sutton, and Torch George. Every show features a blend of hilarious hijinks and incredible basketball skills, including ball handling, high flying dunks, and a new record-breaking attempt. They'll play at Dickies Arena.