Weekend Event Planner
These are the 8 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
Both Fort Worth and its neighbor Arlington will take center stage in this week's roundup, with each city hosting an almost equal number of events. Among your choices will be three new theater productions, an Oscar-nominated movie, a triptych of ballet, a mass workout, classical music, and rodeo for high stakes.
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 28
Maverick Theatre Company presents The Music Man
The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. Directed by Associate Professor and Associate Department Chair Anne Healy, the production will run at the UT Arlington Fine Arts Building through Sunday.
Friday, March 1
Magnolia at the Modern: Never Look Away
A sweeping romantic historical drama, Never Look Away follows 30 years in the life of a great artist, loosely based on Gerhard Richter, one of the 20th century's most admired visual artists. The film, which was nominated for two Oscars, goes from a childhood witnessing Nazi Germany to postwar East Berlin, where he falls in love with a young woman whose father is an ex-Nazi murderer in hiding. The film will screen five times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Theatre Arlington presents Junie B. Jones: The Musical Jr.
Join Junie B. Jones on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie's best friend Lucille has found new best friends, and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. While in Mr. Scary's class Junie has trouble reading the blackboard, and she may need glasses. Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament, a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal" and fun-filled songs and first grade has never been more exciting. The production will play at Theatre Arlington through March 10.
Texas Ballet Theater presents In the Middle,Somewhat Elevated, Ghost Dances, and 11:11
Texas Ballet Theater will present a mixed repertoire performance featuring three unique programs. In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated is a contemporary piece that features fast, technical choreography driven by an electronic score that splits the air. Ghost Dances is inspired by the horrors of oppression in Chile and moves past despair to become an uplifting message of hope for the human spirit. 11:11 is a never-before-seen piece that will transport audiences to a parallel world of mystery and spiritual enlightenment. The performance will take place four times through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.
Saturday, March 2
Camp Gladiator Stadium Takeover
Camp Gladiator will present the CG Stadium Takeover, featuring a series of CG-style workouts across the entire Globe Life Park in Arlington complex. Camp Gladiator is creating the Camp experience on a grand scale by providing the rare experience of working out at the home of the Texas Rangers for a day of outdoor fitness fun. The event will feature food, retail, and fitness vendors, live entertainment, and other fitness stations throughout the stadium.
Casa Mañana presents Grease
It's been 47 years since Grease debuted on Broadway, and thanks in part to the indelible 1978 movie adaptation, the classic production remains a popular one for theater companies. Casa Mañana will put their spin on it, showing Danny, Sandy, and the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies singing hits like “You’re the One that I Want,” “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’” and more. The production will run through March 10.
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents All Roads Lead to Italy
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth will present a concert featuring the Miro Quartet, which includes Daniel Ching, violin; William Fedkenheuer, violin; John Largesse, viola; and Joshua Gindele, cello. Selections for the concert at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will include Hugo Wolf's Italian Serenade, Schumann's Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41 No. 1, and Mendelssohn's Quartet in A minor, Op. 13, "Ist es wahr?."
RFD-TV presents The American
For the first time, RFD-TV’s The American will be a two-day event, making it the richest weekend in Western sports. Taking place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Saturday and Sunday, The American will feature Break-Away Roping and a #9 Team Roping in addition to the usual saddle bronc riding. The rodeo, sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, will have $355,000 in additional prize money.