Weekend Event Planner
It's a big weekend for events in and around Fort Worth, including a major food festival and the biggest pro wrestling event of the year vying for attention. Other choices include a dance concert, three theater productions, craft beer from a legendary wrestler, life-sized dinosaurs, two new art exhibitions, two country music concerts, and the most fun basketball game you may ever see.
Below are the best ways to spend your precious free time this weekend. Want more options? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events.
Thursday, March 31
Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival
The Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival, taking place over four days and nights, features a roster of talented chefs and food artisans, as well as craft brewers and distinctive vintners, who bring a range of tastes, styles, and methods that reflect the diversity of the city itself. The festival kicks off with Tacos + Tequila on Thursday, the Main Event and Nite Bites on Friday, Culinary Corral and Burgers, Brews + Blues on Saturday, and Ring Of Fire: A Next-Level Cookout on Sunday. Events take place at both Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork and Whiskey Ranch. Read more about each event in this story.
DanceTCU Spring Concert
The Dance TCU Spring Concert will feature a live performance of premiere contemporary and classical dance works, created or staged by TCU faculty and guest artists, including Bruce Wood Dance. There will be four performances through Saturday in Ed Landreth Hall at Texas Christian University.
Amphibian Stage presents No Child...
No Child... is a tour-de-force exploration of the New York City public school system. The play is an insightful, hilarious, and touching master class not to be missed by anyone who is concerned about the state of the education system and how it might be fixed. Star Kymbali Craig plays all 16 characters in the celebration of teachers and how they change lives. The production runs through April 17 at Amphibian Stage.
El Segundo Brewing presents Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Bash
El Segundo Brewing will welcome "Stone Cold" Steve Austin for the launch of their Broken Skull American Lager at Billy Bob's Texas. The event, which takes place in the heart of WrestleMania week in Dallas-Fort Worth, will be hosted by Austin and include an early-access Meet and Greet for VIP ticket holders followed by a performance by Reckless Kelly.
Friday, April 1
Jurassic Quest features features lifelike dinosaurs, dinosaur-themed rides and attractions, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities, a “Triceratots” soft play area, bounce houses and inflatable attractions, photo opportunities, and more. Taking place at Fort Worth Convention Center through Sunday, guests can meet dinos and prehistoric sea creatures, take a unique Dino Snap, search for fossils, watch a live Raptor Training Experience, and more. Read more about it in this story.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Focus: Jamal Cyrus
Houston-based artist Jamal Cyrus’ sculpture, assemblages, performances, and paintings examine Black American histories and social movements, as well as cultural traditions within the African diaspora. Seeking self-education and historical rectification, the artist focuses on the forgotten, ignored, or fragmentary histories related to Black American culture. His work contextualizes and strengthens the subjects he examines, and in the process, raises clear questions about “official” histories, what is overlooked and why, and the biases held by those writing and interpreting it. Cyrus will be making new work for his exhibition at the Modern, which will be on display through June 26.
Artisan Center Theater presents The Secret Garden
Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive Uncle Archibald and his disabled son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers,” spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal. The production runs at Artisan Center Theater in Hurst through April 30.
Tanya Tucker in concert
Singer Tanya Tucker is country music royalty, having been in the industry since the age of 14. Her long career, which started in 1972, led her to have a string of top 10 singles throughout three different decades, including "What's Your Mama's Name?," "Just Another Love," and "Two Sparrows in a Hurricane." Her latest album is 2019's While I'm Livin'. She'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, April 2
WWE presents WrestleMania
WWE's annual WrestleMania is a massive two-day event that will feature the "Biggest WrestleMania Match of All-Time" when Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns will put each of their titles on the line in a Winner Take All Championship Unification. Other matches will include Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin vs. Kevin Owens, and more. The action goes down at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Bass Performance Hall presents Dixie Longate: Cherry Bombs & Bottle Rockets
The new show from Dixie Longate is a web of storytelling that only America’s favorite southern redhead can create. Catch up with everyone’s favorite Tupperware lady in her first ever stand-up show where she talks about everything from Loretta Lynn to alien abductions, pogo sticking to "safe words" in that rapid-fire delivery that has made her an international sensation. The performance will be at Bass Performance Hall.
Pat Green in concert
After rising through Texas' dancehall scene years ago, Pat Green earned himself major label support in Nashville and became the poster child of Texas music for a whole generation of fans. Green’s explosive live shows have made him a fan favorite, and the San Antonio native and Fort Worth resident has sold over 2 million albums and been nominated for three Grammy Awards. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Sunday, April 3
Kimbell Art Museum presents "The Language of Beauty in African Art"
"The Language of Beauty in African Art" features nearly 250 remarkable works from collections around the world, compelling art that scholars, connoisseurs, and collectors outside Africa have admired for more than a century. The exhibition features an incredible variety of objects, including a range of impressive and powerful sculptures, captivating costumes and masks made for ceremonial use, and extraordinary decorative arts. It will remain on display through July 31 at Kimbell Art Museum.
The Harlem Globetrotters Spread Game Tour
The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their newly reimagined Spread Game tour to Fort Worth. Ankle-breaking moves, jaw-dropping swag, and rim-rattling dunks are only some of the thrill that can be expected from this fully modernized show. Part streetball from the players who defined it, part interactive family entertainment, the new tour will show off the best of the Globetrotters in a dazzling exhibition of talent and game. They'll play at Dickies Arena.