Weekend Event Planner
Compared to recent weekends, the next four days will be relatively calm, event-wise, around Fort Worth. But just because there's not a big festival going on doesn't mean there's nothing to do; events on the docket include comedy, racing, movies, concerts, theater, and more.
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, May 12
Improv Arlington presents Tiffany Haddish
A co-star in the new hit movie Keanu, Tiffany Haddish takes the stage at the famous Improv and Comedy Club in Arlington. Haddish is an actress and writer best known for Meet the Spartans and The Carmichael Show. Haddish will perform six times through Sunday.
Friday, May 13
Fittipaldi Exotic Driving
Every month, Texas Motor Speedway offers you a chance to live your speed demon dreams with Fittipaldi Exotic Driving. For a relatively affordable price, you can get behind the wheel of luxury cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and others and take a few laps around the infield track at TMS.
Magnolia at the Modern presents Rio, I Love You
Rio, I Love You is an anthology film starring an ensemble cast of actors of various nationalities, including Emily Mortimer, Rodrigo Santoro, and Harvey Keitel. The film is a sequel of sorts to the 2006 film Paris, je t'aime and to the 2009 film New York, I Love You. The film will screen six times at the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth through Sunday.
Texas Motor Speedway presents Texas World Dirt Track Championship
After you get your fill of driving fast Friday morning, you can return to the track that evening to see racers drive for money. The two-day show on the dirt track at Texas Motor Speedway will feature the 40-lap ASCS Sprint Car championship on Friday, followed by the 30-lap Factory Stock Championship, 40-lap Limited Modified Championship, and another 40-lap ASCS Sprint Car Championship on Saturday.
Kimbell Art Museum presents State of the Arts Fort Worth
At this special event at the Kimbell Art Museum, the three directors of Fort Worth’s premiere art museums — Andrew Walker from Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Eric M. Lee from the Kimbell, and Marla Price from Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth — will discuss the current environment of the museums and their visions for the future. This event marks the first time the three have participated in a public forum together.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Midori Plays Tchaikovsky
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's 2015-2016 season will come to a close with this special concert at Bass Performance Hall. It will include Copland’s Rodeo, Gershwin’s An American in Paris, and two iconic works by Tchaikovsky: the sweeping Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and the technically demanding Violin Concerto performed by world-renowned violinist Midori. The concert will play three times through Sunday.
Ray Wylie Hubbard and Jonathan Tyler in concert with Aaron Lee Tasjan
If you're a fan of Texas country music, then Ray Wylie Hubbard is something of a god to you. Over the course of his 40-plus year career, Hubbard has worked with musicians both big and small, endearing himself to legions in the process. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas in support of his 2015 album, The Ruffian's Misfortune, alongside Jonathan Tyler and Aaron Lee Tasjan.
Saturday, May 14
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presents Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Yes, by this point anyone who wanted to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens has seen it multiple times and owns it on DVD. But when you're given another chance to see the modern classic on arguably the best IMAX screen in Dallas-Fort Worth, it's hard to pass up that opportunity. It will play weekly on Saturdays through the end of May.
Sunday, May 15
Fiesta La Grande 2016
La Grande 107.5 presents the third annual Fiesta La Grande celebration. The festival will showcase live music from today’s top regional Mexican musicians. Aside from the festive music, there will be interactive exhibits, authentic Mexican food, a children’s area, health and lifestyle pavilions, and strolling mariachis at Panther Island Pavilion.
Amphibian Stage Productions presents De Troya
Amphibian Stage Productions presents its first staged reading of the 2016 season, De Troya by Caridad Svich. De Troya is about a mysteriously wounded girl who washes on shore and meets young Mara on the riverbank. That event sets in motion a beautifully mythical story about how the weight of our memories can create an insatiable longing for salvation. It will play two times on Sunday and Monday.
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