While many events in and around Fort Worth have either been postponed or canceled during the coronavirus pandemic, organizations have pivoted to virtual or socially-distanced events to continue offering the masses some entertainment while we need it the most.
Below are the best ways to spend your free time this weekend. While not every event is out of the house, they all promise to provide a nice distraction from everyday life.
Thursday, April 15
Texas Ballet Theater presents The Poetry of Expression: Part II
Texas Ballet Theater will present The Poetry of Expression: Part II, featuring new works created specifically for a digital format by Company dancers in this all-digital mixed repertoire production. The production, which will be available to stream at any time through April 30, features Andre Silva’s Bloom and Jiyan Dai’s Horizon.
Casa Mañana presents Always...Patsy Cline
Based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with her most devoted fan, Louise Seger, this show chronicles the friendship between the unlikely pair of women who kept in touch until Cline’s untimely death. The show, produced by Wishing Star Productions and running through April 25 at Casa Mañana, boasts many favorite Patsy Cline songs, including “Anytime,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “She’s Got You,” and “Crazy.” Performers include Jolie Holliday as Patsy Cline and Lana K. Hoover as Louise Seger.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents An Evening of Classic Broadway
Two Broadway and symphonic pops favorites join the Fort Worth Symphony in an evening revisiting classic songs from Broadway’s Golden Age and beyond. The most popular tunes from Porter, Gershwin, Bernstein, Lloyd Webber, and more will be sung by Phantom of the Opera stars Lisa Vroman and Doug LaBrecque. Following two early-week performances, there will be one final show on Thursday at Will Rogers Memorial Center.
Dwight Yoakam in concert
Billy Bob's Texas continues its 40th anniversary celebration with a trio of concerts by Dwight Yoakam. Yoakam's first three albums in the late 1980s all went to No. 1, while the late '90s and early 2000s saw him go through a relative lull. But his past three albums, including 2016's Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars..., have all gone higher than any of his others in the past 20 years, showing you can never keep a good singer down. He'll play nightly through Saturday.
Friday, April 16
6th Annual Indie Meme Film Festival
The 6th annual Indie Meme Film Festival will be a virtual event, featuring 20+ South Asian features, documentaries, and shorts. Festival badges allow access to all screenings and filmmaker Q&As. From socio-political dramas to animated adventures and incisive documentaries, the festival's mission is promoting socially relevant independent cinema from South Asia. The festival will take place Fridays-Sundays through April 25.
Magnolia at the Modern: Oscar-Nominated Short Films
With the 2021 Academy Awards just over a week away, there's no better time to get a leg up on your Oscar pool competition than by checking out the nominated films in short film categories. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will alternate screenings from Shorts TV of all of the nominees in both the Live Action and Animated Shorts categories. Check the schedule to know when each category will be showcased.
Jubilee Theatre presents Pooled
Jubilee Theatre will present the virtual production Pooled. At your greatest suffering, where is God? He is at the Pool. Challenging the congregation with uncomfortable questions and even more unnerving answers. Delsin, whose childhood has led him to furiously question God’s motives while seeking spiritual healing at the Biblical Pool of Bethesda. Is there one? Will you join us at the Pool? What will you bring to the Pool? The production will be available to view at any time through May 16.
Sunday, April 18
Amon Carter Museum of American Art exhibition openings
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art will open two new exhibitions on Sunday. "An-My Lê: "On Contested Terrain" is the first comprehensive survey of the work of Vietnamese-American photographer An-My Lê, featuring photographs from a selection of the artist’s five major bodies of work which explore the edges of war and record these landscapes of conflict in beautiful, classically composed photographs. "Photography Is Art" tells the story of American photographers’ efforts, from the late 19th century on, to explore and proclaim photography’s artfulness. Drawn from the Carter’s expansive and renowned photography collection, this exhibition reveals how artists shaped their medium’s artistic language. Both exhibitions will remain on display through August 8.