Weekend Event Planner
Although you can feel things in the world getting back to normal, the slate of events this weekend are still an indication that there's a while to go before big crowds become acceptable again. Among the choices this week will be two pop-up opera performances, a motorcycle rally, jazz in the great outdoors, a film festival, and more.
Below are the best ways to spend your precious free time this weekend.
Thursday, May 20
Fort Worth Opera presents FWO GO at Fort Worth Bike Sharing
The Fort Worth Opera will present a pop-up concert at The Trailhead at Clear Fork near Press Café to entertain bikers across Fort Worth in honor of National Bike Month. The 30-minute evening concert, in partnership with Trinity Metro, will feature a variety of opera and musical theater favorites.
Friday, May 21
Get On! Moto Fest
RevZilla, Cycle Gear, J&P Cycles, and REVER will host the inaugural Get On! Moto Fest, taking place at Texas Motor Speedway through Sunday. Industry giants like BMW, Kawasaki, Indian, and Volcon will present hands-on demos, activities for riders of all levels, and family-friendly fun. There will also be an American Flat Track Texas Half Mile race on Saturday.
Magnolia at the Modern: The Dry
In the Australian mystery film The Dry, Aaron Falk (Eric Bana) goes back home to attend a tragic funeral. However, his return reopens the door to the unsolved death of a teenage girl. The film will screen five times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Amphibian Stage Productions presents Parking Lot Comedy Festival II
The Parking Lot Comedy Festival II will feature two nights of comedy in the parking lot at Amphibian Stage Productions. The Friday night performance will be headlined by Paul Varghese, who will be joined by Scott Crisp, Angelia Walker, and Anna Barden. Hannah Vaughan, Peng Dang, and Reggie French will perform on Saturday. The events will be hosted by Dante Martinez on Friday and Paulos Feerow on Saturday.
Gary Allan in concert
Country singer Gary Allan may not have the same cachet as many of the top tier genre musicians, but he's had a big impact nonetheless, scoring 11 top 10 singles and six top 5 albums, including 2013's No. 1 album, Set You Free. While he hasn't released a proper album since then, he's released a number of singles, including 2020's "Waste of a Whiskey Drink." He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas on Friday and Saturday.
Saturday, May 22
National Theatre Live: Cyrano
James McAvoy stars in this inventive adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, screening at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all — if only he could win the heart of his true love, Roxane. There’s just one big problem: He has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano, or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight? Presented by Amphibian Stage, this is a screening of a previously recorded live production; it is not a live performance.
Fort Worth Opera presents Lesley Resident Artist Recital Series: Megan Koch
To pursue: to go after, to seek, to continue. Whether or not we realize it, we all have short-term and long-term aspirations in life. We chase after our dreams no matter how extraordinary. Throughout this recital at The Post at River East, soprano Megan Koch explores the pursuit of fame and fortune, love and joy, and day-to-day survival, with selections from Massenet’s charming tragicomedy Manon, André Previn, Henri Duparc, and Johann Strauss II.
Stranger Mornings presents Queer 2 Queer Film Festival
Stranger Mornings will present the first-ever Queer 2 Queer Film Festival, showcasing the LGBTQ+ films that prime time can’t handle, celebrate queerness in all its forms, speak exclusively to the community, and tell stories unmarred by pandering decisions that allows for easier mainstream or crossover appeal. The event will be held in person at the Tilt Vision Art Gallery. Virtual viewers may also access the event through May 29.