The Main St. Arts Festival may be over, but there's still a ton to do in and around Fort Worth this weekend. Among the events on tap are an appearance from a big-name comedian, a festival overflowing with country music stars, two local neighborhood festivals, and the debut of a hotly anticipated opera.
Below are the best options for your precious free time Thursday through Sunday. Don't like what you see? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events.
Thursday, April 21
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Frank Stella: A Retrospective
This new exhibit at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth may have started last weekend, but since it will be on display through September 18, there's still plenty of time to take it all in. A career retrospective of Frank Stella, one of the most important living American artists, will be the most comprehensive presentation of Stella’s career to date, showcasing his prolific output from the mid-1950s to the present.
Friday, April 22
Magnolia at the Modern presents Miles Ahead
The latest in the Magnolia at the Modern series will be Miles Ahead, a biographical drama based on the life of the great jazz musician Miles Davis. Don Cheadle co-wrote, directed, and stars in the movie, which has earned him numerous accolades already, including early Oscar buzz. It will screen six times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Improv Arlington presents Jamie Kennedy
If you know Jamie Kennedy, it's likely from his part in the first two installments of the Scream franchise or from his slew of other movie and TV roles. What you probably don't know him as is a stand-up comedian, a role he'll take on with five different sets Friday through Sunday at Improv Arlington.
Saturday, April 23
Off the Rails Country Music Fest
Country music lovers will be in heaven at Toyota Stadium in Frisco on Saturday and Sunday as some of the biggest industry stars take the stage. Among the performers will be Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Chris Young, Joe Nichols, Eli Young Band, Ashley Monroe, Waterloo Revival, Chase Rice, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, and more.
West 7th Fort Worth presents Brewfest on Crockett
At the West 7th craft beer and music festival, now in its sixth year, guests can taste microbrews from a variety of local breweries, sample food from West 7th restaurants, and enjoy live music. Earlier in the day is the Brewfest on Crockett Games, at which teams of four people compete in a relay course consisting of bar games such as flip cup, giant beer pong, Dizzy Lizzy, and more.
Shipping & Receiving presents F.A.M Fest 2016
F.A.M. Fest — which stands for food, arts, and music — at Shipping & Receiving is a day-long festival featuring a variety of food trucks, live painting, and live performances on two stages. Tony Williams, The Orange, Sudie, Cure For Paranoia, and The Effinays are among the performers.
2016 Fort Worth Opera Festival: JFK
Ever since it was announced, there has been no more anticipated local opera production than the Fort Worth Opera's JFK, a world premiere that offers an intimate portrait of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy on the eve of the President’s fateful trip to Dallas. Part of the Fort Worth Opera Festival, which will also feature The Barber of Seville and Buried Alive/Embedded, JFK will be performed three times only through May 7 at Bass Performance Hall.
Sunday, April 24
One Mission Buzz Off for Kids with Cancer
At the third annual One Mission Buzz Off for Kids with Cancer, hundreds of brave men, women, and children will take a stand against pediatric cancer by shaving their heads. This event, taking place at Globe Life Park at Arlington and featuring an appearance from former Texas Ranger Ivan Rodriguez, raises awareness and funds to make life more livable for children battling pediatric cancer.
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