Weekend Event Planner
These are the 8 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
The events around Fort Worth are figuratively and literally all over the place, giving you plenty of different options. Choices include some high quality golf, two concerts, an acclaimed new film, a dramatic new play, kid-friendly ballet, the arrival of an anticipated movie theater, and another visit from America's favorite Tupperware lady.
Below are the best ways to spend your free time this weekend. Want more options? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events.
Thursday, May 23
Charles Schwab Challenge
What sounds like some kind of financial contest is actually the latest name for the PGA Tour's annual stop at Colonial Country Club. Taking place through Sunday, the field will feature such top golfers as Dallas-Fort Worth's own Jordan Spieth, coming off a solid third place finish at the PGA Championship, defending champion Justin Rose, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, Rickie Fowler, Tony Finau, and more.
John Oates and The Good Road Band in concert
John Oates, one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, is also an accomplished solo artist. With Hall & Oates all but done recording new music, Oates has released five solo albums over the past 17 years, including 2018's Arkansas. He'll play at The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Arlington with his band, The Good Road Band.
Friday, May 24
Magnolia at the Modern: The White Crow
Directed by Ralph Fiennes, The White Crow was inspired by the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh. This drama charts the iconic dancer's (played by Oleg Ivenko) famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him. The film will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Jubilee Theatre presents Split Second
Split Second is a stimulating drama that explores the story of a respected African-American police officer who arrests a white man on suspicion of attempted car theft. The suspect taunts the officer with racist insults and verbal attacks until, in the grip of uncontrollable rage, the officer loses his cool and guns down his handcuffed antagonist. There are no witnesses; the cop can probably get away with it. Does he turn himself in or does he cover himself? The play will run at Jubilee Theatre through June 23.
Texas Ballet Theater presents Pinocchio
The final production in Texas Ballet Theater's 2018-2019 season features the mischievous Pinocchio, a puppet that embarks on a whirlwind quest to become a real boy. Featuring phenomenal costuming and innovative choreography, the production, after playing in Dallas the previous weekend, will play at Bass Performance Hall through Sunday.
Saturday, May 25
Alamo Drafthouse North Richland Hills presents Aladdin-themed Street Bazaar
Alamo Drafthouse North Richland Hills will celebrate a whole new world of movies in Tarrant County with their grand opening event, an Aladdin-themed Agrabah-inspired bazaar that coincides with the release of the anticipated live-action Disney film. The event will include bounce houses & inflatable obstacle courses, live animals like a camel, parrot, and monkey, a themed dance performance, Disney karaoke, and more.
Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis in concert
There are lots of husband-and-wife duos who exemplify #CouplesGoals, but Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis belong near the top of any list. They have been married for 22 years, raised four children together, and supported each other's careers, which has included four collaborative albums, including the forthcoming Beautiful Lie, set for release on June 10. They'll play at The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts.
Q Cinema presents Dixie Longate Has No Instructions
Life was easier when things came with instructions. Now, as the world gets smaller and life gets bigger, there seems to be no guidebook for how to get through. Dixie Longate, America's favorite Tupperware lady, will try to make sense out of it all. From the bedroom to the honky tonk, the church pew to the liquor store, she's doing her best to get through life by making it all up as she goes along. The one-night-only performance will take place at W.E. Scott Theatre.