The last weekend in June — seriously, the year is half gone already? — sees a nice variety of events around Fort Worth, including the conclusion to a major competition, three more Concerts in the Garden, a late-night host in a different role, and more beer from a favorite local band.
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, June 23
The Seventh Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition
The weeklong Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition comes to a close on Thursday and Saturday. Thursday's semifinals at Van Cliburn Recital Hall winnows the field down from 12 musicians to six. Those competitors then move on to the Saturday finals at Bass Performance Hall.
Do It for Durrett Texas' Got Talent
The Do It for Durrett Foundation, dedicated to honoring late sports reporter Richard Durrett, branches out with Do It for Durrett Texas’ Got Talent, mixing baseball and music to find out who has the top talent in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Judges for the event at Globe Life Park in Arlington include Texas country star Randy Rogers and Texas Rangers pitchers Colby Lewis and Derek Holland.
Friday, June 24
Magnolia at the Modern presents L'Attesa (The Wait)
The latest in the Magnolia at the Modern series is L'Attesa (The Wait), a story of a young woman who waits for the arrival of her boyfriend in Sicily. Unbeknownst to her, the man is dead, and his grieving mother (Juliette Binoche) is unable to inform her of his death. The film screens six times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden: Lake Street Dive
Led by powerhouse singer Rachael Price, Lake Street Dive make their Concerts in the Garden debut at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, fresh off the February release of their newest album. The Boston-based indie pop band delights with their bright, fresh, and charming blend of jazzy pop/rock, full of R&B and soul flavors.
Saturday, June 25
Sid Richardson Museum presents Legacy
Sid Richardson Museum opens up its newest exhibition, Legacy, featuring iconic paintings by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, and their contemporaries. Legendary Texas oilman and philanthropist Sid W. Richardson amassed one of the most significant private collections of Remington and Russell paintings in the nation. The exhibit runs through at least the end of 2016.
National Theatre Live presents One Man, Two Guvnors
Prior to his current stint as host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden was best known for his Tony Award-winning performance in the uproarious One Man, Two Guvnors in 2012. If you didn't get a chance to see the show on London's West End or on Broadway, it lives on thanks to this National Theatre Live screening, which is being shown by Amphibian Stage Productions at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden: Green River Ordinance
Local boys Green River Ordinance make their third appearance in the FWSO Concerts in the Garden lineup. With chart-topping songs like "Rise Up," "Heart of Me," and "She Is in the Air," Green River Ordinance’s heart-warming lyrics and soaring melodies bridge pop, rock and country for a night you’ll never forget at Fort Worth Botanic Garden.
Sara Evans in concert
Country singer Sara Evans had a slower build to her career than many stars. It wasn't until her third album, Born to Fly, that she gained true popularity, and she hasn't slowed down since, with each of her subsequent albums, including 2014's Slow Me Down, reaching the top three on the Billboard country charts. She'll play a late-night show at Billy Bob's Texas.
Sunday, June 26
Toadies Hell Below & Stars Above Beer Launch
Hell Below, a strong black ale, and Stars Above, a refreshing sour ale brewed with raspberries, are the new Toadies beers that have been created with the help of Martin House Brewing Company. This event at Martin House features tastings of the new beers, which can be combined for a third flavor, followed by a performance by the Toadies.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden: Rock On!
The final Concert in the Garden of the weekend is Rock On!, a musical journey through the ages from the '60s to today. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, with the help of three standout vocalists, pays tribute to a variety of styles by playing the music of The Who, Carole King, Aretha Franklin, Queen, Styx, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, and more.
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