There will be an interesting mix of events around Fort Worth this weekend. You can witness the start of baseball season, see a local production of a classic play-turned-movie, enjoy different forms of ballet, indulge in wine while listening to great music, and attend two big-name concerts, one from an established musician and one from a celebrity you know mostly from movies.
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 28
Moudy Gallery presents Kacie Baker: "Cyanocosm"
TCU's Moudy Gallery will present "Cyanocosm," Kacie Baker's MFA thesis show, which investigates the movement of the human body through nature, and how the body interacts with and manipulates the spaces it inhabits. This installation of cyanotype prints, created during communal outdoor excursions, encourages the viewer to move through and interact with the work in the gallery space. On Saturday, make it a stop on your Spring Gallery Night crawl. It will remain on display through Sunday.
Texas Live presents Opening Day Party on the Plaza
The Texas Rangers will kick off their season on Thursday afternoon at Globe Life Park in Arlington against the Chicago Cubs. Even if you don't have tickets to the game, you can celebrate Opening Day at Texas Live with an all-day tailgate on The Plaza and game watching in Live! Arena on the 100-foot screen. There will also be live music, food, and more.
Amon Carter Museum presents "A Snapshot of Fort Worth Photography"
Ted Forbes, a local photographer and filmmaker, will give a snapshot view of a work in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s collection tied to his passion for photography. MacKenzie Hughes, collector of rare cameras and General Manager of Fort Worth Camera, will join Forbes. Hughes has been an innovator of the photo-imaging industry in the city by helping establish programs like Fort Worth Foto Fest and the Fort Worth Camera Ambassador program.
Friday, March 29
Magnolia at the Modern: Transit
As fascism spreads, a German refugee flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying. Living among refugees from around the world, he falls for a mysterious woman searching for her husband — the man whose identity he has stolen. Transit transposes the original World War II story to the present, blurring periods to create a timeless exploration of the plight of displaced people. The film, in German and French with English subtitles, will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Theatre Arlington presents A Few Good Men
This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover-up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial. The production will run through April 14.
Texas Ballet Theater presents Four Last Songs, Twilight & Esmeralda, and L
Texas Ballet Theater will present a mixed repertoire performance including Four Last Songs, featuring rows of dancers who suddenly appear beneath billowing silk clouds; Twilight & Esmeralda, a duo of dances full of romance and passion; and L, a tribute to Liza Minnelli featuring an all-male cast. The production will have four performances through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.
Mark Chesnutt in concert
Mark Chesnutt was among the wave of male country vocalists who rose to fame in the early 1990s, scoring eight No. 1 hits in as many years, including "Brother Jukebox," "I'll Think of Something," and "It's a Little Too Late." He's no longer at the top of the charts, but he's still prolific, releasing four albums in just the past three years. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, March 30
National Theatre Live: I'm Not Running
I’m Not Running, a new play by David Hare, follows Pauline Gibson, who has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics in England, she’s faced with an agonizing decision. The screening of the theater production will take place at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
VINO Palooza Wine & Music Festival
VINO Palooza is a traveling wine & music festival featuring Ryan Cabrera. The event will include samples of wines, spirits, brews, and small bites, plus acoustic performances by Ryan Cabrera, Jaret Reddick (from Bowling For Soup), Kyle Cook (from Matchbox Twenty), Caroline Kraddick, Bryce Bangs, and more, benefiting Music Meets Medicine. The event will take place at Shipping & Receiving.
Dennis Quaid and The Sharks in concert
There are so many actors who are musicians (and vice versa) that it shouldn't be a surprise when another one shows up playing his or her tunes. Dennis Quaid, best known for movies like Breaking Away, Great Balls of Fire! (in which he played Jerry Lee Lewis), and Wyatt Earp, will play at Billy Bob's Texas with his band, The Sharks, in support of their 2018 album, Out of the Box.