Weekend Event Planner
This weekend in and around Fort Worth features a nice array of events designed to please almost anybody. Among your choices are three concerts, two of which highlight big-name country acts, a convention designed to get your house in order, a different spin on a Lewis Carroll classic, cleaning up the Trinity, great movies, 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 18
Sundance Square presents Bands on the Bricks: Jon Christopher Davis & Lone Star Attitude
Sundance Square presents Jon Christopher Davis & Lone Star Attitude as part of its Bands on the Bricks series. The band specializes in bringing the beat in Texas rock, country, Americana, and blues to each performance. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome during the concert. Beverages are available for purchase during the performances and restaurants are open throughout the evening.
Friday, May 19
37th Annual Fort Worth Texas Home & Garden Show
At the 2017 Fort Worth Texas Home & Garden Show, attendees have access to hundreds of companies and can visit with vendors one-on-one to learn more about the latest indoor and outdoor trends and solutions. Visitors can enjoy the convenience of finding all of the resources they need to get started under one roof at Will Rogers Memorial Center. The show goes on through Sunday.
Magnolia at the Modern presents Burden
Illustrated with performances, private videos, and recollections from those who knew him, Burden observes the life of the always provocative artist Chris Burden. His work consistently challenged ideas about the limits and nature of modern art, from Burden's notorious performances in the 1970s to his later assemblages, installations, kinetic and static sculptures, and scientific models. The documentary screens six times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Texas Ballet Theater presents Alice in Wonderland
Texas Ballet Theater ends its season with Ben Stevenson’s Alice in Wonderland. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra accompanies TBT for the famous storybook ballet, which features the rushed rabbit, a spiteful queen, the Cheshire cat, the Mad Hatter and, of course, Alice. The production plays five times through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.
Fort Worth Zoo presents Beastro
Beastro is the Fort Worth Zoo’s annual music and tasting event that supports the zoo’s local and international wildlife conservation and education efforts. Beastro features the finest area restaurants stationed throughout the zoo, serving sample appetizers, entrées, and desserts. In addition to the delectable cuisine, the event features open bars throughout the park and live music entertainment. Several animal exhibits remain open until sunset.
The Bellamy Brothers in concert
Howard and David Bellamy, aka the Bellamy Brothers, have been racking up hits for over 40 years. They're best known for their heyday in the 1980s, when songs like "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me," "Do You Love as Good as You Look," and "Too Much is Not Enough" made them one of the biggest acts of the era. They revisit their long and storied career at this concert at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, May 20
2017 TRWD Spring Trash Bash
For the annual TRWD Spring Trash Bash, participants can pick a location to help clean up trash along the Trinity River. When the trash is all bashed, volunteers are treated to an after-party with free food, door prizes, and entertainment at Panther Island Pavilion and Cobb Park.
Dallas Wings Basketball
The WNBA's Dallas Wings had a rocky first season in Arlington last year, going 11-23. But, as always, hope springs eternal as a new season begins. The team is off to a solid start, winning its first game against the Phoenix Mercury. It will kick off its home schedule at College Park Center on the UT Arlington campus with a game against the Minnesota Lynx, the runner-up in last season's WNBA championship series.
Montgomery Gentry in concert
Country duo Montgomery Gentry has been a powerhouse for most of the 21st century. From 2002 through 2008, only one of their singles failed to reach the top 10 on the Billboard country charts, with five of them making it all the way to No. 1. They've slowed down a bit in the past decade, but they still have the power to move their fans. They play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Sunday, May 21
Lone Star Film Society presents Sunday Cinema Series: Pan's Labyrinth
If you missed out on seeing Guillermo Del Toro's Oscar-winning classic on the big screen when it came out in 2006, do yourself a favor and make sure to attend this special screening from the Lone Star Film Society. It's a fantasy film with some of the most mind-boggling creatures ever created, but it's also somehow one of the most grounded, human movies you'll ever see. It screens at Four Day Weekend Theater.