Weekend Event Planner
As the calendar turns to March and we welcome warmer weather, events around Fort Worth will bring all sorts of different entertainment. They include a unique musical production, a celebration of short films, lifelike dinosaurs, the music of a movie master, a fancy country singer, rodeo action, and more.
Below are the best ways to spend your precious free time this weekend.
Thursday, March 3
Casa Mañana presents The Choir of Man
The Choir of Man offers over 90-minutes of non-stop adrenaline-packed powerhouse vocals, hair-raising harmonies, and foot-stomping choreography. The nine handsome blokes from across the pond perform radio hits, classic rock, pub tunes, folk, Broadway, and more. The production, running at Casa Mañana Theatre through Sunday, takes place a real working pub, where the beer and rhythms flow freely.
Friday, March 4
Magnolia at the Modern: Oscar-Nominated Short Films
With the Academy Awards three short weeks away, there's no time like the present for film buffs to get a leg up on their friends by viewing the short films nominated at this year's ceremony. Each of the five films in both the animated and live action categories will film multiple times over the next two weekends at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, giving moviegoers ample opportunity to figure out the favorite to take home the gold statue.
Dinosaur World Live
Dinosaur World Live uses stunning puppetry to bring remarkably lifelike dinosaurs to the stage. It features a host of impressive pre-historic creatures, including Tyrannosaurus Rex, Giraffatitan, Microraptor, Segnosaurus, and Triceratops. The show introduces Miranda, daughter of paleontologists, who grew up surrounded by dinosaurs on a far-away island off the coast of South America. There will be two performances, one Friday and one Saturday, at Downtown Cowtown at the Isis.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents "The Music of John Williams"
The film industry has ensured that orchestras continue to be heard far and wide, and no one has composed more inspired and recognizable soundtracks than the illustrious John Williams. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will present music from cinematic masterpieces like Superman, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and more, led by renowned film conductor Richard Kaufman. There will be three performances through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.
Walker Hayes in concert
Sometimes all it takes is one song to change a musician's life. Walker Hayes has been trying to be a country music star since 2005, with limited success. But his six-song 2021 EP Country Stuff featured the runaway hit "Fancy Like," putting him into the "gotta see" category. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas in support of Country Stuff the Album, which features seven additional songs.
Hyena's presents Joe List
Comedian Joe List, who began his comedy career in Boston, was featured in Season 2 of Netflix's The Stand Ups and was a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing in 2015. He is also the co-host of his own weekly podcast, Tuesdays with Stories. He'll perform four times through Saturday at Hyena's Comedy Club in downtown Fort Worth.
Saturday, March 5
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents When Instruments Roamed the Earth!
When Instruments Roamed the Earth! is a story-and-music event for the whole family, an exploration of the sounds, people, and experiences provided by symphony orchestras. It's the perfect introduction for a budding young musician or outing for any age intended to spark the imagination and “wow” kids of all ages. The event takes place at Bass Performance Hall.
The American and PBR Global Cup USA
In a landmark partnership between Teton Ridge and Professional Bull Riders, the two iconic Western lifestyle brands will present a reunion between The American, the richest single-day rodeo in the world, and the premier bull riding league. AT&T Stadium in Arlington will host the ultimate weekend in Western sports, presenting the 2022 PBR Global Cup USA on Saturday and The American on Sunday. The American will also feature a performance by country stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill between events of the final round.
National Theatre Live presents King Lear
Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of King Lear featured Ian McKellen in the starring role. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two aging fathers – one a King, one his courtier — reject the children who truly love them. This contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving, and shocking play will screen at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Sunday, March 6
Sixteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Screening Auditions
For the first time, the auditions for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition are coming to Fort Worth and are open to the public. The screening auditions will feature 72 pianists chosen from a pool of 388 applicants from 51 countries. Each will perform a 25-minute recital before a live audience at PepsiCo Recital Hall on the TCU campus. Auditions will run through March 12.