Weekend Event Planner
This weekend in and around Fort worth will be full of doubles. You can watch a new movie in one place, and celebrate movie stars at another. A symphony will put on one concert aimed at adults and another aimed at kids. A cabaret series will start with two different types of programs. And two yummy festivals will take place, one focused on beer and another on barbecue.
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.
Friday, April 29
Magnolia at the Modern: Aline
For Aline Dieu, nothing in the world matters more than music, family, and love. As Aline climbs from local phenomenon to bestselling recording artist to international superstar, she embarks on the two great romances of her life: one with her older manager and the other with her adoring audiences. Valérie Lemercier plays Aline from ages 5 to 50 in a fictional musical dramedy freely inspired by the life of Celine Dion. The film, in French with English subtitles, will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Kimbell Art Museum and KERA’s Art & Seek present "Lifting Every Voice: Making Space for History and Healing in Fort Worth"
Kimbell Art Museum and KERA’s Art & Seek will present "Lifting Every Voice: Making Space for History and Healing in Fort Worth," a live State of the Arts discussion. The discussion will explore ambitious plans for three new museums or cultural spaces in Fort Worth: the National Juneteenth Museum, the Fort Worth African American Museum, and Cultural Center and the Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing. The discussion, led by moderator Jerome Weeks, KERA’s senior arts reporter, will feature Ms. Opal Lee, Dione Sims, Dr. John Barnett, Jr., and Adam W. McKinney.
Texas Frightmare Weekend
The annual Texas Frightmare Weekend features celebrity appearances, autograph signings, screenings, exclusive parties, and horror memorabilia vendors from all over the country. Celebrity guests at the event, taking place at Hyatt Regency DFW Airport through Sunday, will include Scream stars Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard, and Jamie Kennedy; Robert Englund, Brooke Bundy, and other stars of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3; Carl Weathers; Lance Henriksen; and many more.
Improv Arlington presents Jackie Fabulous
Comedian Jackie Fabulous was a semi-finalist on in the 14th season of America's Got Talent. Having survived her fair share of loves, tragedies, lessons and embarrassing moments, Jackie channels it all into hilarious sets and inspiring keynotes. More than just a funny lady, she is on a mission to inspire and empower women all over the world to find the funny in their flaws. She'll perform five times through Sunday at Improv Arlington.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven's "Eroica" and Talbot’s Ink Dark Moon
Writing a concerto for guitar stretched British composer Joby Talbot's abilities, but his 2018 concerto Ink Dark Moon is an approachable, crowd-pleasing vehicle that demonstrates the fierier capabilities of the guitar in perfect balance with the orchestra. The concert, featuring conductor David Briskin and guitarist Artyom Dervoed, will also feature Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, "Eroica." There will be three performances at Bass Performance Hall through Sunday.
Theatre Arlington presents Club Cabaret
Theatre Arlington will kick off their Club Cabaret series with two separate events. On Friday, Lori Woods and Brad Pritchett present BFFs, a musical (and entertaining) journey through their 20+ years of friendship. On Saturday, Lauren Urso presents The First, The Finest and The Fiercest, in which Urso brings some of her favorite ladies together all in one show, from musical theatre divas to pop stars and rock icons.
Saturday, April 30
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Music of Harry Potter
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will take a trip to the magical, musical world of Harry Potter. They'll play favorite tunes from the films, like "Hedwig's Theme" and "Nimbus 2000." Wizards and witches are welcome to wear their robes for this late morning concert at Bass Performance Hall.
Fort Worth Aviation Museum presents Hops and Props Beerfest
Hops and Props, Fort Worth Aviation Museum's annual spring fundraiser, is a family-friendly event to recognize veterans showcased among military warbirds and local craft beer. The one-day event features local brewers, live music, food, family-friendly vendors, airplane rides, games, activities, and more fun.
Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate Smokedown
Syndicate Smokedown is Cowtown’s premier large-scale non-profit barbecue competition hosted by the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate. Taking place on the North Shore of Panther Island Pavilion, the smokedown — a showdown of Texas BBQ pitmasters in search of the perfect dish and the pitmaster prize — will feature a wide variety of food and music performances from Kyle Park, Cory Morrow, Topo Chico Cowboys, The Randy Brown Show, Lauren Corzine, and Raised Right Men.
John Fogerty in concert
Musician John Fogerty is rock 'n' roll royalty, as he was a founding member of Creedence Clearwater Revival before embarking on a long career as a solo artist. His 50+ years in the music business have featured iconic hits like "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," "Down on the Corner," "Fortunate Son," "Lookin' Out My Back Door," "Centerfield," and more. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas