It'll be a concert-heavy weekend around Fort Worth, with five different concerts, mostly of the country variety, taking place at various venues. There will also be a theater/dance festival, great stand-up comedy, a movie about tennis, a horror movie convention, the start of the Halloween season, an open house for area art galleries, and an Italian car showcase.
Below are the best ways to spend your precious free time this weekend.
Thursday, September 9
The Bellamy Brothers in concert
Howard and David Bellamy, aka the Bellamy Brothers, have been racking up hits for over 40 years. They're best known for their heyday in the 1980s, when songs like "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me," "Do You Love as Good as You Look," and "Too Much is Not Enough" made them one of the biggest acts of the era. They'll revisit their long and storied career at this concert at Billy Bob's Texas.
Hyena's presents Chris Porter
Comedian Chris Porter was a finalist from season 4 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006. Since then he has released a variety of specials, including his latest, 2019's A Man from Kansas, on Amazon Prime Video. An in-demand comic who tours all over the country, Porter will perform five times through Saturday at Hyena's Comedy Club.
Friday, September 10
Magnolia at the Modern: Final Set
Final Set centers on Thomas, who was once renowned as a young tennis prodigy, but never had the career he hoped for. At 37, despite his declining physical fitness, he decides to compete in the qualifying rounds of the French Open for one last attempt at glory. The film, which is in French with English subtitles, will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Fringe Festival
The 5th Annual International Fort Worth Fringe Festival will feature eight different productions, headlined by Sweater Curse: A Yarn About Love, in which Elaine Liner weaves bitterly funny tales of her obsession with knitting and great knitters in history, plus stories of her own unraveled romances. All productions, which run 60 minutes or less, will play daily through Sunday at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.
Steve Wariner in concert
Over 20 albums into his nearly 40-year career, country singer Steve Wariner still has plenty of musical tricks up his sleeve. Best known for No. 1 hits like "All Roads Lead to You," "Some Fools Never Learn," and "Where Did I Go Wrong," Wariner may finally be showing signs of slowing down after releasing a new album every three years or so for most of his career, with his last album being 2016's All Over the Map. He'll play at Arlington Music Hall.
Texas Frightmare Weekend
The annual Texas Frightmare Weekend hosts celebrity appearances, autograph signings, screenings, exclusive parties, and horror memorabilia vendors from all over the country. Celebrity guests will include Malcolm McDowell, Jackie Earle Haley, Freddie Prinze Jr., Corey Taylor, cast and crew from 1990's Night of the Living Dead, and more. The event will take place through Sunday at Hyatt Regency DFW Airport.
Saturday, September 11
Gaylord Texan Resort presents Goblins and Giggles
Gaylord Texan Resort will start the Halloween season with the second annual Goblins & Giggles, which will feature various activities for kids and families. Offerings will include The Goblins & Giggles Art Studio, a Hide & Seek Scavenger Hunt, Ghost Stories LIVE!, the Trick or Treat Expedition, Fall Escape Rooms, and the Monster Mash Bash. Guests can enjoy other themed activities including spooky animal encounters, family bingo, and more. The event will take place daily through October 31.
Fort Worth Art Dealers Association presents Fall Gallery Night
Twice a year, the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association invites visitors to take in the visual arts and the community’s unique cultural richness during Gallery Night. Most participants are open from 12-9 pm. Guests can take a stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event.
Boardwalk Auto Group presents ItalianCarFest
A precursor to next weekend's GrapeFest, ItalianCarFest will highlight the sleek craftsmanship and quality of Italian automotive ingenuity. More than 90 modern and classic Italian vehicles will be on display at Nash Farm in Grapevine, including Alfa Romeos, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Siatas, Lancias, and more. Free tours of Nash Farm will be available, and drinks and Italian food provided by Chez Fabien and Main Street Bistro will be available for purchase.
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents "So Much More than Tinseltown"
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth's second concert of the season, "So Much More than Tinseltown," will include Korngold's Much Ado About Nothing, Martin's Piano Quintet, and Korngold's Suite, Op. 23 for 2 Violins, Cello, and Piano Left Hand. Musicians at the concert, taking place at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, will be an ensemble featuring Baya Kakouberi, piano; Danbi Um, violin; Gary Levinson, violin; Dmitry Kustanovich, viola; and Allan Steele, cello.
Bryan White in concert
Bryan White is a CMA, ACM, and Grammy Award-winning country music singer and songwriter who had his heyday in the mid-1990s. He had four No. 1 hits between 1995 and 1997, including "Someone Else's Star," "Rebecca Lynn," "So Much for Pretending," and "Sittin' On Go." He'll be joined at this concert at Downtown Cowtown at the Isis by fellow country music artist Scotty Alexander.
Brett Young in concert
Unlike some other country stars, Brett Young's career has been a bit of slow burn. He released three albums in 2012 and 2013, with none of them making much of an impact. But his 2017 self-titled album made it to No. 2 on the Billboard Country charts, followed by the No. 1 Ticket to L.A. in 2018. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas in support of his new album, Weekends Look a Little Different These Days.