Weekend Event Planner
Theater and art are the headliners of this week's slate of events in and around Fort Worth. They include an art exhibit for the modern age, a Beatles-centric musical, a play where not even the actor knows the script, an opportunity to visit multiple galleries in one night, a fundraising concert with some really big names, and a celebration of a local museum's architect.
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, March 23
Fort Works Art presents "#28Grams"
"#28Grams" is a one-of-a-kind exhibition that connects the public to some of the most highly representational, figurative, and abstract artists from across the globe who are using modern platforms in striking and innovative ways. The exhibit, on display at Fort Works Art through May 20, features a diverse range of 28 museum- and gallery-represented artists who have gained online fame through mixing their fine-art process with the low-fi medium of Instagram.
Fort Worth Opera presents Noches de Ópera: A Celebration of Mexican Artist Jan Barboglio
FWOpera's Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artists will collaborate with Guitar Fort Worth and Ballet Folklorico Azteca de Fort Worth in a celebration of Mexican artist Jan Barboglio. Featuring Spanish Zarzuela arias, this performance at The Shops at Clearfork highlights the rich diversity of Fort Worth’s arts organizations and Barboglio’s gorgeous, old Mexico-themed designs. Barboglio will discuss her designs and guests can enter a raffle to win beautiful pieces signed by Barboglio herself.
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Let It Be
In this Beatles-centric jukebox musical, you can relive the Fab Four's past, from The Ed Sullivan Show to Abbey Road, with favorite hits including "Hard Day's Night," "Day Tripper," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Twist and Shout," "Get Back," "I Wanna Hold Your Hand," "Strawberry Fields," and much more. The production runs at Bass Performance Hall through Sunday.
Amphibian Stage Productions presents White Rabbit Red Rabbit
Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour distills the experience of a whole generation — well-informed, computer-literate, and born amidst the hardship of the Iran-Iraq war — in a wild, utterly unique play. The script, written to travel the world when he couldn’t, is given to the actor for the first time onstage, putting him or her, and the audience, on an adventurous journey where anything can happen. Twilight actress Sarah Clarke performs at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on Thursday, and three local performers put on the play at Amphibian Stage Productions Friday through Sunday.
Friday, March 24
Magnolia at the Modern presents Land of Mine
In the aftermath of World War II, a group of surrendered German soldiers are ordered by Allied forces to remove their own land mines from the coast of Denmark. Land of Mine, which was nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2017 Academy Awards, is rated R and is in Danish and German with English subtitles. The film will screen six times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Bachstravaganza
While not a full Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra concert, the symphony celebrates the music of J.S. Bach in this special one-night-only performance at Arborlawn United Methodist Church. Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the musicians, along with the Texas Christian University Chorale, in a program of music from Bach’s expansive cannon of cantatas and suites.
Saturday, March 25
Fort Worth Spring Gallery Night
The Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association presents the annual Spring Gallery Night, highlighting the visual arts and Fort Worth’s unique cultural richness. Visitors can take a stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event. Most participants, ranging from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art to William Campbell Contemporary Art, are open from 12-9 pm.
American Heart Association presents BeautyKind Unites Concert
The BeautyKind Unites Concert, benefiting the American Heart Association, is a chance for the audience to raise its voice; help build a community movement to change health disparities in the community; and sing along with music stars like Demi Lovato, Jake Owen, the Band Perry, Cole Swindell, and stroke survivor Randy Travis. The event takes place at AT&T Stadium.
Sunday, March 26
Kimbell Art Museum openings
The Kimbell Art Museum opens two new exhibits centered on Kimbell architect Louis Kahn — "Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture" and "The Color of Light, the Treasury of Shadows: Pastels by Louis I. Kahn from the Collections of His Children." The exhibits, both on display through June 25, highlight Kahn's twin artistic passions. Also on Sunday is a screening of My Architect: A Son's Journey, filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn's five-year journey to reconcile the life and work of his father.