The events around Fort Worth this weekend will range from quiet to loud. Among your choices will be a new art exhibition, a one-man theater show, Oscar quality movies, an up-and-coming singer, classical music, a new local theater production, and a showcase for monster trucks.
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 21
The Art Galleries at TCU presents TCU Juried Student Exhibition opening reception
The 2019 Annual TCU Juried Student Exhibition is open to all TCU students and features a wide range of works, including painting, photography, video, drawing, sculpture, audio, ceramics, and installation. The jurors, acclaimed DFW artists Letitia and Sedrick Huckaby, selected works for the exhibition and will present awards, including “Best in Show” sponsored by the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association, during the opening reception. The exhibition will be on view through February 28.
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Robert Dubac’s The Book of Moron
A month after The Book of Mormon came to town, a similar-sounding but completely different type of show arrives to entertain the masses. The Book of Moron is a fast-paced, hilarious production that combines satire and theater. It's a hilarious joy ride over the pot-holed highways of cultural hypocrisy with Robert Dubac’s satirical bulls-eye. The show will play at McDavid Studio through Sunday.
Friday, February 22
Magnolia at the Modern: 2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With the Academy Awards taking place on Sunday, this is the perfect time to get familiar with these mostly under-the-radar award-worthy films. All of the films from both the animated and live action categories will screen in separate showings every day through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Kimbell Social Club presents Devi
Fort Worth pop singer Devi will perform an acoustic set at the first Kimbell Social Club happy hour of 2019. Devi is an electronic pop singer who is making a name for herself in the Fort Worth music scene with her unique, dreamy sounds and dark vocals. She was recently nominated for Best Female Vocalist in Dallas-Fort Worth and listed in Fort Worth Weekly's Top Local Videos of 2018.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Sibelius 5
In his diary, Jean Sibelius noted the inspiration for the grand theme in his Fifth Symphony: "Today I saw 16 swans. God, what beauty!" Audiences can experience the music that depicts this moment with conductor Ruth Reinhardt and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. The concert, taking place once daily through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall, will also feature pianist Stephen Hough performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
Stolen Shakespeare Festival: Wolf Hall
As part of the Stolen Shakespeare Festival, Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Wolf Hall, which begins in England in 1527. Henry has been King for almost 20 years and is desperate for a male heir; but Cardinal Wolsey cannot deliver the divorce he craves. Yet for a man with the right talents, this crisis could be an opportunity. Thomas Cromwell is a commoner who has risen in Wolsey's household — and he will stop at nothing to secure the King's desires and advance his own ambitions. The play, which is running in rep with Henry VIII, will play through March 3 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.
Saturday, February 23
Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour and can fly up to 125 to 130 feet in distance and up to 35 feet in the air. The awe-inspiring trucks will strut their stuff at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.