Weekend Event Planner
These are the 8 best things to do in Fort Worth this Labor Day weekend
Local theater will be at the forefront of events in and around Fort Worth this weekend, with three new interesting productions. There will also be screenings of a new documentary, a symphonic celebration of women of soul, two country music concerts, and a live musical score performance for an old-but-timely film.
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Thursday, September 1
Circle Theatre presents Fences
In Fences, Troy Maxson, a former star baseball player, is excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime. Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife, who re-evaluates their marriage when Troy comes home with a baby he fathered with another woman, and his son, who now wants his own chance to become a football star. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by August Wilson will run through September 24 at Circle Theatre.
Friday, September 2
Magnolia at the Modern: Three Minutes: A Lengthening
The latest film in the Magnolia at the Modern series is Three Minutes: A Lengthening, a documentary that features rare home movie footage shot in Poland in 1938 that becomes a priceless historical artifact, documenting people and places obliterated by the Holocaust. There will be six screenings through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents "Queens of Soul"
Conductor Byron Stripling, who made a name for himself performing with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and more, will lead the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in a tribute performance that spotlights musical royalty like Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Nina Simone, Jennifer Hudson, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, and Adele. Featuring vocalists Brie Cassil, Shayna Steele, and Naärai Jacobs, the concert will be performed three times through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.
Artisan Center Theater presents Tuck Everlasting
In Tuck Everlasting, 11-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey. The production will run through October 1 at Artisan Center Theater in Hurst.
Hip Pocket Theatre presents Savage Love
Savage Love is an exploration of familiar territory for any of us crazy enough to fall in love. It delivers us into relationships as an edge that excites, entangles, withdraws, babbles, believes, dreads, doubts, begs, hunts, and haunts. Yet all we want is more. What is this strange longing that drives us? The play, which is for mature audiences, will run through September 11 at Hip Pocket Theatre.
Jack Ingram in concert
Over the past 25+ years, country singer Jack Ingram has become such a big part of the Texas music landscape that he's even teamed up with two other Texas celebrities — former UT football coach Mack Brown and actor Matthew McConaughey — for an annual fundraiser event in Austin. He's also released 11 albums in his career, most recently 2021's The Marfa Tapes, a collaboration with Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, September 3
Kylie Frey in concert
Country singer Kylie Frey didn't name her latest EP Rodeo Queen for nothing. Growing up in Louisiana, she was the daughter and granddaughter of rodeo veterans, and herself a state champion in goat tying. Frey has notched a number of popular songs in the Texas country music scene, including "Too Bad," a collaboration with Randy Rogers. She'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Sunday, September 4
Montopolis presents Man with a Movie Camera
Montopolis will play a live musical score to the 1929 Ukrainian documentary, Man with a Movie Camera. Revered as a visual masterpiece and one of the greatest documentaries ever made, the film gives historical context to the current Russian invasion and lays bare the costs of the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe. The event takes place at Downtown Cowtown in the Isis.