Weekend Event Planner
While the majority of events around Fort Worth have either been postponed or canceled, there are a few that have popped up to offer the masses some entertainment while still adhering to the social distancing necessary during the coronavirus pandemic.
Below are the best ways to spend your free time this weekend. While they're not all outside of the house, they all promise to provide a nice distraction from the everyday life.
Thursday, August 13
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presents Reopening Day
After making plans to reopen in July only for an uptick in COVID-19 cases putting on a pause on those plans, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will finally reopen on August 13. The museum has implemented a number of measures to try to ensure the safety of guests, including a face mask requirement, timed ticketing, the removal of frequently touched objects, and more. Admission price has been temporarily lowered to $9 for anyone 5 and over, and free for kids 4 and under.
The Cliburn presents Cliburn at Home
After two months, The Cliburn's virtual series Cliburn at Home will come to a close with one final Cliburn Watch Party, featuring a performance by pianist Leonardo Pierdomenico, who was given a Cliburn Competition jury discretionary award in 2017. The performance will premiere on The Cliburn's Facebook and YouTube channels at 1 pm, and will be available on-demand anytime thereafter.
Jubilee Theatre productions
It's a week of comings and goings for Jubilee Theatre. How I Got Over was first offered as a live production before transitioning to a virtual production in early July. This is the final weekend they'll be streaming the production, which celebrates the legendary Queen of Gospel, Mahalia Jackson, and other gospel greats in a musical revue. And starting Friday, you can see their virtual production of Da Kink in My Hair, in which hurried women congregate in the salon of their West Indian stylist to have their hair done for dates, jobs and upkeep. They leave with not just a new hairdo, but a lifted soul and a lightened heart. That production will be available through August 30.
Friday, August 14
The Bellamy Brothers in concert
Thanks to a reclassification as a restaurant with live music, Billy Bob's Texas will be able to start offering concerts again this weekend, kicking off with The Bellamy Brothers on Friday. The duo's latest concert at the venue has been kicked around the calendar due to COVID, moving from July 4 to December 4 and now back to August 14. They have released 33 albums in their career, including 2014's Mermaid Cowgirl.
Saturday, August 15
Christopher Jackson: Live from the West Side
In Christopher Jackson: Live from the West Side, the Tony Award-nominated actor best known for originating the role of George Washington in the cultural phenomenon Hamilton will perform songs from his favorite musicals, pop standards, and original material, and share stories from his time affiliated with In The Heights and Hamilton. Audience members for the virtual concert will also be invited to text in questions, some of which will be answered during the live event.
Flatland Cavalry in concert
Billy Bob's Texas' second show back will be Flatland Cavalry, a country/Americana band from Lubbock. The band, which has released an EP and two studio albums, has experienced a modicum of national success, with their first album, Humble Folks, peaking at No. 38 on the Billboard Country charts. They'll play in support of their 2019 album, Homeland Insecurity.
Sunday, August 16
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Red Grooms: "Ruckus Rodeo"
Sunday is the final day to see Red Grooms: "Ruckus Rodeo" at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Originally scheduled to close in March, the exhibition is an immense, walk-through work of art, covering 1,237 square feet of gallery space, that consists of painted two-dimensional surfaces and sculptural three-dimensional figures that celebrate the Fort Worth rodeo.