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 27
Jubilee Theatre presents Da Kink in My Hair
This is the final weekend to stream Jubilee Theatre's 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. Da Kink in My Hair is the first fully-digital production from Jubilee Theatre; the show was built and rehearsed with streaming video in mind. After purchase, viewers will have 48 hours to watch the production.
Friday, August 28
Fort Worth Stockyards presents Biscuits & Jams
The historic Fort Worth Stockyards will celebrate the opening of Texas-based Biscuit Bar with Biscuits & Jams, an event complete with live music, delicious eats, a Lucchese Boot giveaway, and more from other Mule Alley tenants. Mule Alley will transform into an outdoor music festival on both Friday and Saturday, featuring local Fort Worth musicians while patrons enjoy biscuits, tots, and taps. Event drink specials include $5 cocktails, wine & beer on tap, and $3 domestic beers.
Improv Arlington presents Lavell Crawford
Audiences are becoming increasingly familiar with Lavell Crawford’s giant-sized talent from his numerous television appearances. Crawford gained national exposure on NBC’s hit reality series, Last Comic Standing, leading to his own half-hour standup special on Comedy Central. Crawford is best known for his recurring role on AMC’s Emmy Award-winning Breaking Bad. He'll perform five times through Sunday at Improv Arlington.
Kevin Fowler in concert
Texas country music singer Kevin Fowler has been trying to make his way in the industry for 19 years now, releasing nine albums since 2000. He's slowly but surely made his way up the charts, including with his well-received 2019 album, Barstool Stories. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, August 29
PBR: Unleash the Beast - WinStar World Casino and Resort Invitational
Rodeo fans will be part of a grand experiment at this event, one of the first large-scale indoor events to welcome fans since the start of the pandemic. Featuring some of the best bull riders in the world, the competition, taking place on Saturday and Sunday at Dickies Arena, is a crucial step in the championship race to the PBR World Finals in early November. All fans, as well as staff and competitors, will be required to wear face masks. PBR will only sell up to 50 percent of arena capacity to separate fans, and all fans will be in pod seating to minimize crossover when entering and exiting seats.
Josh Abbott Band in concert
The Josh Abbott Band, which was formed in Lubbock while all the members were students at Texas Tech, is part of the next generation of Red Dirt/Texas Country acts alongside Eli Young Band, Randy Rogers Band, and more. They have released five albums in their 10-year career, including 2017's Until My Voice Goes Out. They'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.