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These are the 6 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend

These are the 6 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend

WinStar World Casino and Resort PBR Global Cup
PBR: Unleash the Beast - WinStar World Casino and Resort Invitational will take place at Dickies Arena on August 29 and 30. Photo courtesy of PBR Global Cup
Da Kink in My Hair
Jubilee Theatre's Da Kink in My Hair will wrap up its streaming period on August 30. Photo courtesy of Jubilee Theatre
Fort Worth Stockyards
The Fort Worth Stockyards will host Biscuits & Jams on August 28 and 29 to celebrate the opening of The Biscuit Bar. Photo courtesy of Fort Worth CVB
Lavell Crawford
Comedian Lavell Crawford will perform at Improv Arlington, August 28-30. Photo courtesy of Lavell Crawford
Josh Abbott Band
Josh Abbott Band will perform at Billy Bob's Texas on August 29. Josh Abbott Band/Facebook
WinStar World Casino and Resort PBR Global Cup
Da Kink in My Hair
Fort Worth Stockyards
Lavell Crawford
Josh Abbott Band

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.