UPDATE: Due to a strike by the musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, this weekend's scheduled concert has been canceled. We have removed the event from this roundup.
Now that Labor Day is behind us, we can get back to having the usual larger events schedule. Among the offerings this weekend are concerts in a variety of settings, two new local theater productions, and your last chance to see a local sports team in action this season.
Below are the best options for your precious free time Thursday through Sunday. Don't like what you see? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events.
Thursday, September 8
Alamo Beer Company and Untapped Fest present Alamo Beer Live
Alamo Beer Live is an Americana-inspired concert series presented by Alamo Beer Company and produced by Untapped Fest, focusing on cities where Untapped hosts its craft beer and music festivals. While we wait for the full Untapped to come back next year, we can enjoy this concert featuring Joe Pug, Wayne Floyd, and Taylor Craig Mills.
Kimbell Art Museum presents Alice Martin: Mount Stuart, the Last Great Island Treasure House
Alice Martin, head of historic collections at the Mount Stuart Trust, presents a free lecture at Kimbell Art Museum entitled Mount Stuart, the Last Great Island Treasure House. The talk explores the history and collections of one of the world's great undiscovered treasure houses, Mount Stuart, on the Isle of Bute, which has been the home of the Stuarts of Bute since the granting of the lands by King Robert II of Scotland in the year 1400.
Friday, September 9
Magnolia at the Modern presents Love & Friendship
The latest in the Magnolia at the Modern series is the new film from Whit Stillman, Love & Friendship. Kate Beckinsale stars as the manipulative and seductive Lady Susan, who uses devious tactics to win the heart of the eligible Reginald De Courcy (Xavier Samuel). Chloë Sevigny and Stephen Fry co-star in the film, which screens six times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Near Southside presents Friday on the Green
The latest Friday on the Green features performances by Feletha Black, Jacob Furr, and Vincent Neil Emerson. Taking place at Near Southside, the event also includes the Lone Star Film Society showing a series of short films and an artisan handicrafts market featuring 25-plus vendors selling locally made items and fresh food products.
Collin Raye in concert
Country music star Collin Raye first came to fame in 1991 with the release of his solo debut album, All I Can Be, which contained the song Raye is perhaps best known for, "Love, Me." Although his career has gone up and down through the years, he's always been a constant presence, and now he's playing at Arlington Music Hall as part of his Big 25 Tour, celebrating his 25 years in the country music industry.
Theatre Arlington presents Guys and Dolls
Many Broadway shows can claim to be enduring, but few have had the staying power of Guys and Dolls, which opens Theatre Arlington's 44th season. American journalist Damon Runyon’s fabulous stories of Broadway chock-full of seedy characters, hustlers, sassy showgirls, and a few beautiful saints come to life with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. The show runs through October 2.
Saturday, September 10
National Theatre Live presents A View from the Bridge
One of the top London theater productions in 2014, A View from the Bridge lives on thanks to National Theatre Live. Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale about longshoreman Eddie Carbone (Mark Strong), who welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom, only to have love and jealousy cause conflict. The production screens three times through September 14 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Casa Mañana presents Jesus Christ Superstar
A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless work of Christ’s final days as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Propelled by a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Tim Rice, the musical dramatizes this series of events with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge, and explosive theatricality. It runs at Casa Mañana Theatre through September 18.
Sunday, September 11
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presents 9/11 Tribute
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with a special program in the Museum’s atrium, featuring a performance by the Texas Boys’ Choir. Admission to all Museum exhibits will be free to first responders, military and their families.
Dallas Wings vs. New York Liberty
The Dallas Wings' first season has not gone as well as fans had hoped, but as the team heads into the final home game of 2016, it still holds a glimmer of hope of making the playoffs. That's the good news; the bad news is that they'll be playing the New York Liberty, one of the best teams in the WNBA. You can cheer them on at College Park Center at UT Arlington.