Weekend Event Planner
These are the 11 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
You can tell that the world is inching its way back toward a semblance of normalcy with this week's slate of events in and around Fort Worth, which includes almost all in-person events, and one — an arts festival — where a crowd is almost guaranteed. Other in-person choices include the return of a favorite comedy improv troupe, a big-time concert, wakeboarding, an opera recital, and more.
Below are the best ways to spend your free time this weekend.
Thursday, May 13
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents "Vivaldi: The Four Seasons & Mozart"
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will present "Vivaldi: The Four Seasons & Mozart," conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya and featuring violinist Bella Hristova. The concert, which includes Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Mozart's Symphony No. 39, will have one final performance at Will Rogers Memorial Center on Thursday after two previous mid-week performances.
Friday, May 14
Fort Worth Camera presents Foto Fest
Fort Worth Camera, a specialty photo and video retailer, will present the annual Foto Fest. The event will kick-off at an opening reception at Billy Bob’s over bullriding and beer and culminate with an exposition and sale with top brands. In between, attendees will have the opportunity to experience hands-on photography events and workshops varying from private museum and foodie tours to exotic cars, wildlife, light-painting, and aerial photography. The festival will take place through May 22.
Classic Parts of America C10 Nationals
The Classic Parts of America C10 Nationals celebrates the Chevrolet and GMC truck and SUV from 1947-98. The event, taking place at Texas Motor Speedway through Saturday, will include the world’s largest C10 truck show, autocross, swap meet, and more. One lucky show participant will win a 1972 Chevy Truck.
Magnolia at the Modern: The Killing of Two Lovers
The Killing of Two Lovers follows David (Clayne Crawford), who desperately tries to keep his family of six together during a separation from his wife. They both agree to see other people, but David struggles to grapple with his wife's new relationship. The film will screen five times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Four Day Weekend
After more than a year without performing at their home base, Four Day Weekend will return to the stage for weekly performances on Fridays and Saturdays. The improv comedy troupe is a Fort Worth institution, becoming so big that they even expanded the show to Dallas in 2018. The troupe performs a 105-minute show created from audience suggestions and participation, so it's guaranteed to be something different every time.
Thomas Rhett in concert
Country star Thomas Rhett will finish off his five-concert, two-weekend stay at Billy Bob's Texas with two more concerts on Friday and Saturday. Rhett's first four albums have all reached either No. 1 or No. 2 on the Billboard Country album charts, with the last two going to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts. He's back at it with his brand-new album, Country Again: Side A, which went straight to No. 2 upon its April 30 release.
Saturday, May 15
World Wake Association presents Malibu Rider Experience Central
Hosted by Waterski America, the second stop of the 2021 Malibu WWA Rider Experience series will hit Marine Creek Reservoir. On Saturday, riders of all skill levels will receive an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the course and receive tips from Malibu’s pro athletes. On Sunday, amateur riders will have the chance to compete with riders in their region to qualify for the WWA Wakeboard National Championships and aspiring pros the opportunity to earn professional status.
Historic Grapevine's 37th Annual Main Street Fest "Reimagined"
Historic Grapevine's 37th Annual Main Street Fest, "Reimagined," will feature European-style theatrical street performances with gravity-defying stunts, live music performances on three stages, and the Craft Brew Experience, featuring more than 50 craft brews from 11 states. During the event, taking place on Saturday and Sunday, bistros, cafes, and boutiques will extend their storefronts onto Main Street to provide alfresco dining and shopping experiences.
AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour
The Fort Worth American Institute of Architects Homes Tour is Fort Worth’s only citywide homes tour curated by architects. The 2021 event will feature a digital tour of each home presented exclusively by the home’s architect. The typical weekend event has been extended a full week, going on through May 21, and will include videos, photos and product information on each home. Each day there will be educational webinars or live zoom sessions featuring products and services found in the homes.
Fort Worth Opera presents Lesley Resident Artist Recital Series: Gabrielle Gilliam
From visionary musicians such as Florence Price and Libby Larsen to modern trailblazers Clarice Assad and Mason Bynes, female composers continue to push the boundaries of what classical music is and could be. In this celebratory recital at The Post at River East, soprano Gabrielle Gilliam presents new music by rediscovered legends and living female composers who embody an adventurous, forward-thinking creative spirit.
Sunday, May 16
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Shirin Neshat: "I Will Greet the Sun Again" closing day
Sunday will be the final day to view Shirin Neshat: "I Will Greet the Sun Again" at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The exhibition of the internationally acclaimed artist’s work surveys approximately 30 years of her video works and photography, investigating Neshat’s passionate engagement with ancient and recent Iranian history, the experience of living in exile, and the human impact of political revolution.