Concerns surrounding the coronavirus are impacting events all around the country, and Fort Worth is no different. While the American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championship will still take place at Dickies Arena Thursday through Sunday, only teams, essential personnel, and immediate family members are being allowed in the building. Other events are going off as scheduled, but most organizations have put out statements regarding an increased vigilance at cleanliness and safety.
Events taking place will include actors in both theater and movies, classical musicians, country musicians, and dancers. You can also celebrate St. Patrick's Day in a couple of different ways, check out some hot rods, fish in the Trinity River, and see some great art.
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 12
Stage West Theatre presents The Children
In a seaside cottage on the east coast of England, a pair of retired nuclear scientists are startled by the reappearance of a former colleague. As crackers and wine are trotted out, so are remembered stories, old jealousies, and haunting secrets, all leading to the true reason for this sudden visit: a chilling and dangerous plan. The evening will be revelatory and the fallout will be cataclysmic. The production will be at Stage West Theatre through April 12.
Friday, March 13
Goodguys presents 10th LMC Truck Spring Lone Star Nationals
The Goodguys 10th LMC Truck Spring Lone Star Nationals is a giant three-day American hot-rodding festival featuring over 2,000 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars & trick trucks through 1987 vintage nestled into the infield of Texas Motor Speedway. The event will take place through Sunday.
Magnolia at the Modern: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (UPDATE: Screenings on March 14 and 15 have been canceled.)
In 1770 France, Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of a young woman who has just left the convent. She is a reluctant bride-to-be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her subject by day to paint her secretly, all the while developing an attraction that is undeniable. The film, which is in French with English subtitles, will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Read our review here.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Schumann and Shostakovich (UPDATE: This event, along with all events at Bass Performance Hall through March 31, has been canceled)
Guest conductor Carlos Izcaray leads the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in Dukas’ mischievous and playful The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Shostakovich’s melancholy Symphony No. 10. Plus, Angela Cheng plays Schumann’s rapturous Piano Concerto. The concert will be presented three times through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.
Saturday, March 14
The Tarrant Regional Water District partners with Fort Worth’s urban angling community to present TRWD Flyfest. The family-friendly festival will feature fly-fishing, food, wine, craft beer, and numerous family-friendly attractions. To create an optimal angling experience, TRWD will release 1,800 pounds of rainbow trout in addition to the nearly 3,000 Texas native fish stocked annually. The event takes place at River Park Trailhead.
Fort Worth Stockyards presents Cowtown Goes Green (UPDATE: This event has been canceled.)
Cowtown Goes Green will be a day full of Irish-Western celebration. A stream of activations will take place in front of the Exchange Building, including an Irish-Western themed parade, animal exhibits, craft stations, photo opportunities, caricatures, food trucks, and a Shiner Shamrock Beer Garden. There will also be a handful of live music performances throughout the day and a variety of Western events.
Shannon Brewing Company presents Saint Patrick's Day Celebration (UPDATE: This event has been canceled.)
Shannon Brewing Company in Keller will present its annual Saint Patrick's Day Celebration, featuring music, fun, and revelry all day. The brewery will be tapping some seasonal beers and some one-of-a-kind beers, brewed just for this event.
The Cliburn presents Jennifer Koh (UPDATE: This event has been canceled.)
Violinist Jennifer Koh is a forward-thinking artist dedicated to exploring a broad and eclectic repertoire, while promoting diversity and inclusivity in classical music. In 2018, she launched Limitless, a project celebrating the collaborative relationship between composer and performer; duo commissions are played by Koh and the composers themselves. Buddy Bray will moderate a discussion with Koh. The concert will be at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Chris Stapleton's All-American Roadshow (UPDATE: This event has been postponed; a new date will be announced soon)
Country singer Chris Stapleton has taken the music world by storm since his debut album in 2015, winning five Grammys, seven ACM Awards, 10 CMA Awards, and more. He'll headline this special concert, the first-ever event at Globe Life Field in Arlington, which will also feature performances by Willie Nelson & Family, Jamey Johnson, and Yola.
Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents "Dancing Beyond Borders"
During Dallas Black Dance Theatre's "Dancing Beyond Borders," the audience can marvel at the execution of movements by dancers from both DBDT and DBDT: Encore! as they perform audience favorites from the 43rd season. The audience will experience a diverse repertoire and style of contemporary modern dance. The performance will take place at W.E. Scott Theatre.
Sunday, March 15
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents FOCUS: Hrair Sarkissian closing day (UPDATE: The museum is now closed through the end of the month.)
Sunday will be the final day to view Hrair Sarkissian's FOCUS exhibition at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The exhibition features three major works that explore how violence can be made invisible, histories of erasure and restitution, and the sediments of conflict. All three works focus on different parts of life in modern-day Syria, including a colony of ibises, execution squares, and the crumbling buildings in the war zone.