The theme of the weekend for events around Fort Worth is choice. You can choose between two well-known comedians, two different events from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and the opening and closing of two art exhibitions. There will also be screenings of an acclaimed foreign film, a classical concert celebrating a master, top-notch rodeo, and more.
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, March 5
Hyena's presents TJ Miller
TJ Miller has been diligently working to make people laugh for over 15 years, and is driven by the altruistic mission statement that life is fundamentally tragic and the best thing he can do is provide an ephemeral escapism from that tragedy which permeates everyday life by doing comedy. He has starred in Silicon Valley, Big Hero 6, the Deadpool series, and the How to Train Your Dragon series. He'll perform on Thursday and Friday at Hyena's Comedy Nightclub in Fort Worth.
Friday, March 6
Magnolia at the Modern: The Traitor
The Traitor is the true story of Tommaso Buscetta, the so-called "boss of the two worlds" and the first mafia informant in Sicily. The film, which is rated R, is in Italian with English subtitles. It will screen six times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents "Oh, What a Night!: Broadway Show-Stoppers"
Celebrated vocalist Connor Bogart and Cleveland Pops conductor Carl Topilow will take audiences on a whirlwind tour of the Great White Way in this fun program, performing cherished hits from favorite musicals. There will be selections from Sweeney Todd, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, and Jersey Boys. The concert will play three times through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.
Improv Arlington presents Nicole Byer
Nicole Byer is an actress, comedian, and writer who hosts the baking show Nailed It, currently streaming on Netflix. She also has a sitcom loosely based on her life, streaming on Facebook Watch, called Loosely Exactly Nicole; and hosts a podcast called Why Won't You Date Me?. She''ll perform five times through Sunday at Improv Arlington.
Saturday, March 7
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents "Journey to Space"
NASA images and videos projected above the orchestra make this family concert an out-of-this-world experience. Guest conductor Carl Topilow and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will present classical favorites like Holst’s The Planets, and popular hits from space movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Apollo 13, Star Trek, Superman, and Star Wars. The morning performance will be at Bass Performance Hall.
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents "Mozart the Maverick"
The all-Mozart concert presented by the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth will include Mozart’s Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello K.502, Piano Quartet No 2, in E Flat Major, K.493, and String Quintet No. 4 in G Minor, K.516. The concert, taking place at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, will feature violinist Francesca dePasquale, violinist/violist Andrés Cárdenes, violist Michael Klotz, violist Dmitry Kustanovich, cellist Andres Díaz, and pianist Anton Nel.
RFD-TV’s The American Rodeo
RFD-TV’s The American is a two-day event, making it the richest weekend in western sports at AT&T Stadium. The American will have final qualification rounds on Saturday and the finals round on Sunday. The Top 10 rodeo athletes in the world will compete against everyday cowboys and cowgirls for the biggest two-day payout in rodeo.
Sunday, March 8
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Mark Bradford: "End Papers" opening day
Mark Bradford's exhibition "End Papers" focuses upon the key material and fundamental motif the artist employed early in his career and has returned to periodically over the past two decades. The pivotal works in this exhibition are primarily constructed from end papers, small sheets of translucent paper that protect hair from overheating in the process of using curlers to create permanent waves. Part painting and part collage, the colored "End Paper" works feature grids that contain various hues that pulsate across the surface. The exhibition will be on display at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth through August 9.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Scott and Stuart Gentling: "Tracing the Past" closing day
"Tracing the Past," the second of two exhibitions dedicated to the Gentling brothers’ watercolors of birds that were featured in their 1986 portfolio of prints, "Of Birds and Texas," will close on Sunday at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Consisting of 21 original watercolors and drawings by the Gentlings, as well a comparative selection of books and works on paper by prominent artist-naturalists from the 19th and 20th centuries, this exhibition explores how the brothers looked to historical imagery by prior generations of artists to create their own works of Texas birds.