Weekend Event Planner
These are the 7 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
The last weekend in February includes events across the entertainment spectrum in and around Fort Worth. Among the worthy options are an exhibit from a famous artist, ballet of the highest order, a local theater group taking on a classic musical, and a chance to see runners take over the city's streets.
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 25
UT Arlington Maverick Speakers Series: Donna Brazile
The penultimate event in the 2015-2016 UT Arlington Maverick Speakers Series is an appearance by Donna Brazile. Currently a political strategist and commentator, Brazile was the campaign manager for Al Gore in 2000, making her the first African-American woman to manage a presidential campaign. She speaks at Texas Hall on the UT Arlington campus.
Cliburn Sessions: Shuffle
You've never seen a classical music concert quite like the one put on by Shuffle. The audience actively participates in the selection of works performed; they get to choose from a menu of more than 30 works derived from 15 different styles, including classical, jazz, pop, and more. Shuffle puts on a high-energy performance at Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge.
Friday, February 26
Milan Gallery presents Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection
Between 1958 and 1973, artist Salvador Dali and his publisher and confidante Pierre Argillet created a series of copper plate prints together known as the Argillet Collection. Because the Argillet series is finite, this show at Milan Gallery is a rare opportunity to own one of a dwindling number Dali's works. Meet Madame Christine Argillet, Pierre's daughter, on Friday and Saturday; the exhibit runs through March 20.
Texas Ballet Theater presents Classic Combination
Texas Ballet Theater's Classic Combination features three unique performances in one. Accompanied by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the company presents its premieres of Études and The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody), along with Allegro Brillante by George Balanchine. There are four performances over three days, Friday through Sunday, at Bass Performance Hall.
Saturday, February 27
2016 Cowtown Marathon
Unlike other races, the Cowtown Marathon is made up of multiple events. On Saturday, runners can participate in the Cook Children’s 5K, adults 5K, and 10K, while Sunday brings the Ultra Marathon presented by Miller Lite. Starting and ending at Will Rogers Memorial Center, the marathon also goes by or near Billy Bob's Texas, Sundance Square, and multiple other places for those interested in watching the race.
Casa Mañana presents Rent
It's been 20 years since Rent first premiered on Broadway, and its power has yet to fade. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling and learning to survive, fall in love, find their voices, and live for today. Casa Mañana presents its version of the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical through March 6.
Women for Women Rock Showcase 2016: A Celebration of Women in Music!
This music showcase features female-powered, female-driven, female-led bands and singer-songwriters from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Benefiting Opening Doors For Women In Need Fort Worth, the event at Lola's Saloon includes performers like Sudie, Feletha Black, Hightower Band, Ginny Mac, Bonnie Whitmore, Jenna Clark, Poppy Xander, and Katie Robertson, as well as live art, artisans, craft vendors, gourmet food trucks, and women's health and wellness groups and organizations.