It's the long Easter holiday weekend, and while many events in and around Fort Worth have either been postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizations have pivoted to virtual or socially-distanced events to continue offering the masses some entertainment.
From blockbuster concerts to holiday feasts, below are the best ways to spend your free time this weekend, all of which promise to provide a nice distraction from the everyday life.
Thursday, April 1
Hyena's presents T.J. Miller
T.J. Miller has been diligently working to make people laugh for over 15 years, and is driven by the altruistic mission statement that life is fundamentally tragic and the best thing he can do is provide an ephemeral escapism from that tragedy which permeates everyday life by doing comedy. Miller, best known for starring in Silicon Valley, the Deadpool series, and the How to Train Your Dragon series, will perform three times through Friday at Hyena's Fort Worth.
The Gatlin Brothers in concert
Billy Bob's Texas will kick off their monthlong 40th anniversary celebration with a group that's been around for as long as the venue itself, The Gatlin Brothers. Larry Gatlin and his brothers have a 42-year history of releasing music, from 1979's Straight Ahead to 2015's The Gospel According to Gatlin. They even released an album titled Live at Billy Bob's Texas in 2004. They'll play a special one-night-only concert.
Friday, April 2
2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Wrestling
It's a bit strange for an event happening in 2021 to be called the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, but that's where we are in this crazy pandemic. USA Wrestling and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee will present the trials for wrestling over the course of two days at Dickies Arena. The champions from the trials will become eligible to represent the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, August 1-7, 2021.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents FOCUS: Wael Shawky
In this special exhibition, artist Wael Shawky presents a film from his ambitious trilogy Cabaret Crusades, along with new and related drawings and sculpture. In the exhibition, as with much of his work, Shawky explores the ambiguities between history and myth in a multimedia presentation in order to challenge the authority of history. Shawky’s projects combine artistic imagination and purportedly accurate facts. This mix of truth and fiction raises questions about the role of history — and the biases held by those writing it — in forming longstanding national identities and geographies. The exhibition, Shawky’s first exhibition in the southwestern United States, will be on display through June 20.
Magnolia at the Modern: French Exit
“My plan was to die before the money ran out,” says 60-year-old penniless Manhattan socialite Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer), but things didn’t go as planned. Her husband Franklin has been dead for 12 years and with his vast inheritance gone, she cashes in the last of her possessions and resolves to live out her twilight days anonymously in a borrowed apartment in Paris, accompanied by her directionless son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges) and a cat named Small Frank — who may or may not embody the spirit of Frances’s dead husband. The film will screen five times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Hank Williams, Jr. in concert
The second concert in Billy Bob's Texas' 40th anniversary celebration will feature the legendary Hank Williams, Jr. In career that now spans 57 years, Williams has sold over 70 million albums worldwide, eight of which went to No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, had innumerable hits, and was the longtime voice of the Monday Night Football theme song. He'll play two shows — one Friday and one Saturday.
Sunday, April 4
Whether you're enjoying Easter brunch at a restaurant or taking it to-go, there are plenty of options for groups of every size. You'll find our list of top Fort Worth-area restaurants for Easter meals here.