Weekend Event Planner
There are two big events happening in Fort Worth this weekend catering to two crowds that probably don't overlap much. If you don't take those in, you can catch the return of everyone's favorite Tupperware lady, a movie starring two notable actors, a world premiere opera, great classical music, a home tour, and an all-DJ concert filled with foam.
Below are the best ways to spend your free time when you're not celebrating the holiday. Want more options? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events.
Thursday, April 5
O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR Race Weekend
Race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway involves much more than just the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 on Sunday. There will be different types of races and qualifiers every day Thursday through Saturday, as well as the Rampage Cinetransformer “Big, Bigger, Biggest” First Look Tour for free just outside the speedway. NASCAR won't return to Fort Worth until the playoffs in November.
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Dixie's Tupperware Party
Dixie Longate is a fast-talking Tupperware Lady who travels the country throwing good ol' fashioned TupperwarepParties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, free giveaways, audience participation, and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. The show, playing at McDavid Studio through Sunday, is loaded with laughs and the most up-to-date products available for purchase.
2018 Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival
It will be foodie heaven in Fort Worth this weekend as the Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival takes center stage. The festival is composed of six separate events — Tacos & Tequila, Main Event, Desserts After Dark, Rise + Dine, Burgers, Brews & Blues, and Pitmasters Picnic — at venues like the Pier 1 Imports Building and Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork. There will be events every day through Sunday.
Friday, April 6
Magnolia at the Modern: The Leisure Seeker
Academy Award winner Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe winner Donald Sutherland star as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker. While recapturing their passion for life and their love for each other, the road trip also provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end. The film will screen six times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
TCU Fine Arts presents The Falling and the Rising
The world premiere opera The Falling and the Rising is pulled from a series of first-hand interviews of recovering soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Hospital, Bethesda Medical Center, and Fort Meade. Centered around a strong female lead who has been put into a medically induced coma following an IED attack, the opera chronicles the soldier’s path toward healing through a series of dreamscapes punctuated with the lives and experiences of her fellow injured servicemen. The opera will be performed five times through Sunday at Ed Landreth Hall and Auditorium on the TCU campus.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Hadelich Plays Bernstein
In this concert, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra artistic partner Augustin Hadelich joins the orchestra to perform Bernstein’s Serenade, and Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the orchestra in RIFT: A Symphonic Ballet with Texas Ballet Theater, choreographed by Kitty McNamee. Listeners can also enjoy Bel Canto: A Symphonic Canvas by visiting composer Jimmy López. There will be three performances through Saturday night at Bass Performance Hall.
Saturday, April 7
Fort Worth Zoo Run
Usually when you visit the Fort Worth Zoo, you want to take your time so that you can see the animals in all their glory. Not so at the annual Zoo Run, in which participants will run, walk, or jog their way through the zoo and surrounding neighborhoods in support of the zoo's local and international conservation and education efforts. Register by Friday to save an extra $5.
AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour
The American Institute of Architects Homes Tour is Fort Worth’s only citywide homes tour curated by architects. This self-guided tour showcases five stunning homes designed by local architects, helping to make possible the variety of programs offered to the public throughout the year. Most of the homes are located west of I-35, but one of the homes will be in South Arlington.
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Passing the Torch
As part of the ongoing celebration of the 30th anniversary season for the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, the group will present a premiere performance of the Piano Quintet by Houston-based composer Pierre Jalbert. The concert will feature five artists, including violinists Cho-Lang Lin and Gary Levinson; violist Michael Klotz; cellist Clive Greensmith; and Cliburn gold medalist, pianist Haochen Zhang. The performance will be at Kimbell Art Museum.
Foam Wonderland Dallas-Fort Worth: Unity Tour 2018
Foam Wonderland’s Unity Tour is the ultimate foam party experience. The fifth annual event will allow visitors to dance to the sounds of DJs like Snails, Cookie Monsta, and Funtease, all while taking part in the biggest foam production on the planet. You can get funky and foamy at Panther Island Pavilion.