Weekend Event Planner
After a three-month break, there are enough in-person events in Fort Worth to put together an honest-to-goodness roundup. Of course, the coronavirus pandemic will require adjustments, with one event being enjoyed from cars and another fully online, but at least there is some opportunity to get out and about once again — don't forget your face mask.
Below are the best ways to spend your free time this weekend. Our calendar also contains a few other in-person events and some virtual ones to accommodate anyone, whether they're comfortable leaving the house or not.
Thursday, June 25
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame presents Laura Wilson: "Looking West"
The National Cowgirl Museum became the third Fort Worth museum to reopen its doors on June 24, and they're highlighting this exhibit as part of the reopening. An exhibition by the 2019 Hall of Fame inductee, it offers a glimpse into Wilson’s photographic vision, which features the contemporary currents and time-honored traditions of the West. The exhibition will remain on display until August 2020.
The Cliburn presents Cliburn at Home
Cliburn at Home features weekly episodes of two series: Cliburn Watch Party every Thursday, where people around the world join together online with their favorite artists to enjoy past Cliburn performances; and Cliburn Kids every Tuesday, which brings fun musical breaks to kids, their parents, and anyone who loves music and learning. All episodes of both shows premiere on specific dates on the Cliburn Facebook and YouTube channels through August 13, and are then available for on-demand viewing on those channels, as well as on IGTV and Cliburn.org/cliburn-at-home.
Jubilee Theatre presents How I Got Over
Jubilee Theatre became the first local theater company to present in-person performances again on June 19, and they opened up with oft-delayed How I Got Over. The play celebrates the legendary Queen of Gospel, Mahalia Jackson, and other gospel greats in a musical revue featuring soulful renditions of religious songs like “Precious Lord,” “Move On Up a Little Higher,” and “His Eye Is On the Sparrow.” Performances, going on through July 19, are limited to 50 percent capacity, and faces masks and temperature screenings are required. If you'd rather enjoy the play from home, Jubilee Theatre is also offering a digital streaming version of the production for a discounted ticket price of $20.
Saturday, June 27
A New Kind Of Concert: Garth Brooks
Country star Garth Brooks is putting on a show without ever having to leave his home. Brooks will broadcast a special live concert filmed exclusively for this event, which will be the largest ever one-night show to play at outdoor theaters. Taking place at Coyote Drive-In, tickets are good for standard passenger cars or trucks, with up to six people per vehicle; RVs and limousines will not be permitted. Parking will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, and, like all of Brooks' concerts, the show is expected to be full.
Sunday, June 28
Panther Island Pavilion presents Sunday Funday
The annual Sunday Funday series, continuing weekly through September 6, returns to Panther Island Pavilion, giving visitors a chance at a day of relaxation and fun in the sun. Tubes and pedal boats are available to rent, and there will be acoustic live music shows, yoga classes, dog adoptions, and more. There will also be food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. If you can't make it out on Sunday, Panther Island Pavilion will be renting tubes and pedal boats six days a week starting on June 30 and continuing through September 4. (UPDATE: Due to recent heavy rain, Sunday Funday will not take place on June 28. Also, the event may be postponed in coming weeks due to recent order by Governor Abbott that rafting and tubing businesses must close down.)