There will be some fun events taking place around Fort Worth this weekend, including an outdoor ballet, a three-day shopping/music expo, two concerts featuring country music hit makers, a screening of a great stage musical, an epic toy gun battle, the start of a new art exhibition, and more.
Below are the best ways to spend your precious free time this weekend.
Thursday, June 24
Ballet Concerto presents 39th Summer Dance Concert
Ballet Concerto’s 39th annual outdoor Summer Dance Concert will feature four ballets, including Luis Montero's Goyescas, Ballet Americana by founding artistic director Margo Dean, Haydn String Quartet in D minor by Ruben Gerding, and Ouroboros by Ballet Concerto resident choreographer Elise Lavallee. There will be performances nightly through Sunday at The Shops at Clearfork.
Friday, June 25
Ducks Unlimited Expo and Duck Jam
The inaugural Ducks Unlimited Expo is a family-friendly outdoor consumer show that will feature several interactive villages where attendees can see, experience, and buy the latest outdoor products. The event, taking place at Texas Motor Speedway through Sunday, will also include the Duck Jam outdoor concert on Saturday, featuring performances by Jordan Davis, Travis Denning, Caylee Hammack, and headliner Gary Allan.
Magnolia at the Modern: All Light, Everywhere
All Light, Everywhere is an exploration of the shared histories of cameras, weapons, policing, and justice. As surveillance technologies become a fixture in everyday life, the film interrogates the complexity of an objective point of view, probing the biases inherent in both human perception and the lens. The documentary will screen five times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Shenandoah and Collin Raye in concert
Two country music institutions, Shenandoah and Collin Raye, will team up for a special concert at Billy Bob's Texas. Shenandoah is known for such hits as “Two Dozen Roses,” “Church on Cumberland Road,” “Next to You, Next to Me,” and “I Want to be Loved Like That.” Raye was one of the true hit makers of the 1990s, with No. 1 songs like "Love, Me," "In This Life," "My Kind of Girl," and "I Can Still Feel You."
Saturday, June 26
National Theatre Live: Kinky Boots
With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein, this award-winning musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit as it takes the audience from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. This event at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, presented by Amphibian Stage, is a screening of a previously recorded live production; it is not a live performance.
Jared’s Epic Blaster Battle 6
Jared’s Epic Blaster Battle is the current Guinness World Record Holder for Largest Toy Pistol Fight. The sixth annual event, taking place at AT&T Stadium, will feature surprises, special guests, and global exclusive product reveals. Tickets include a self-guided stadium tour, a chance to participate in a four-hour series of toy blaster battles, hands-on opportunities with prototype Toy Blasters, and more.
Cody Johnson & Friends in concert
Country singer Cody Johnson is a Texas original who has released seven albums, including 2019's Ain't Nothin to It, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts. He'll be joined by a few of his musical friends — Kevin Fowler, Josh Ward, and Ian Munsick — at this special festival-like concert at Panther Island Pavilion.
Sunday, June 27
Kimbell Art Museum presents "Buddha, Shiva, Lotus, Dragon"
The Kimbell Art Museum will present "Buddha, Shiva, Lotus, Dragon: The Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society," featuring nearly 70 of the finest examples of Asian art in the United States. The exhibition showcases the extraordinary range of bronzes, ceramics and metalwork that John D. Rockefeller 3rd and his wife, Blanchette, assembled between the 1940s and the 1970s. The exhibition will remain on display through September 5.