Weekend Event Planner
The last weekend of March might be a little thin in Fort Worth, events-wise, but the events that are happening are diverse. You can choose between seeing a new version of an older anime film, a new theater production, a great comedian, a classic story told through dance, and an intimate performance from a longtime country musician.
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.
Magnolia at the Modern presents Only Yesterday
Directed by Isao Takahata and produced by Hayao Miyazaki, the animated Only Yesterday celebrates its 25th birthday with its first major U.S. theatrical release. An unmarried career woman takes her first trip outside of Tokyo and daydreams about her pre-adolescent self, making her wonder if her stress-filled adult life is what her younger self really wanted. Featuring voices by Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel, the film screens six times Friday through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Jubilee Theatre Presents God’s Trombones
This Jubilee classic with book by Jubilee Theatre founder Rudy Eastman and composer Douglas Balentine has been among the most popular productions in Jubilee Theatre’s rich history. Staged multiple times since the theater was founded in 1981, God’s Trombones is a musical celebration that is guaranteed to lift your spirits and rock your soul. Starting Friday, the revival of this show plays through April 24.
Improv Arlington presents Jon Reep
As an actor, Jon Reep played the pot-smoking farmer Raymus from the hit movie Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, and the dimwitted cop Gerald Bob from the ABC sitcom Rodney. But you probably know him from Dodge Truck's popular ad campaign as the Hemi guy. He brings lots of laughs to Improv Arlington with six sets Friday through Sunday.
Texas Ballet Theater presents Cinderella
Texas Ballet Theater artistic director Ben Stevenson brings the classic fairytale to life with both humor and drama. From the comic antics of the ugly stepsisters to the elegant ball where Cinderella meets Prince Charming and loses her glass slipper, this timeless tale of elegance, romance, and transformation is a lavish story audiences can rejoice in over and over again. The ballet plays five times Friday through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.
Clay Walker in concert
Country singer Clay Walker benefited from the early '90s country music boom, scoring a string of top 10 albums and notching six No. 1 hits over the course of his first four albums. Although his output has dwindled in recent years, fans can still enjoy his classic hits at this special late-night concert at Billy Bob's Texas on Saturday.