While most big events in and around Fort Worth have either been postponed or canceled during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there are a few that have popped up to offer the masses some entertainment while still adhering to the necessary social distancing measures.
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.
Friday, September 11
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Asleep at the Wheel: Celebrating 50 Years
The musicianship of Asleep at the Wheel has come to be the stuff of legends. The multi-Grammy Award-winning band joins forces with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for an opening concert to the 2020-2021 Pops Series in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The concert, taking place at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium through Sunday, will be conducted by Robert Franz and will feature an appearance by favorite local act The Quebe Sisters.
Ruben Ramos & the Mexican Revolution in concert
Ruben Ramos & the Mexican Revolution will perform as part of the Levitt Pavilion's Living Room Series, which viewers can enjoy from home via Facebook Live. Texas native Ramos sits at the helm of a family musical legacy born more than 80 years ago. Their legacy is firmly rooted in traditional Mexican artistry, then infused with the big-band sound of the 1940s, heavily influenced by blues and rock, and now perched at the pinnacle of Tejano music.
Cory Morrow in concert
Country singer Cory Morrow has been a steady presence on the Red Dirt scene for almost 20 years. He had his breakout with a covers album alongside Pat Green, Songs We Wish We'd Written, and has continued that success with eight more studio albums, including 2018's Whiskey and Pride. He will play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, September 12
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents CMSFW Goes Virtual
The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth will present the first of three virtual concerts to replace ones that were canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Each concert will be recorded at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and then streamed on YouTube Premiere. The first concert, The World of Dvořák, will feature Antonin Dvořák's Slavonic Dance No. 2, Johannes Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 5, and Dvořák's Piano Quintet No. 2, Op 81.
Granger Smith in concert
Country singer Granger Smith has been on an upward trajectory over the past seven years. After finally getting national notice with his seventh album, 2013's Dirt Road Driveway, his next two albums each made the top 3 on Billboard's Country charts, and top 30 on the Billboard 200. He's about to release his 10th album, Country Things, Vol. 1, in support of which he'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Sunday, September 13
Kluber Family Foundation presents Curveball for a Cause Celebrity Gala
Pitcher Corey Kluber's first season with the Texas Rangers has not gone as planned, as he went on the injured list after just one inning in his first game. But Kluber will continue his philanthropic efforts with the inaugural Curveball for a Cause Celebrity Gala, now a virtual event. Fox Sports Southwest anchor John Rhadigan will act as emcee, and Kluber and several of his Rangers teammates will make virtual appearances. Proceeds will support the Kluber Family Foundation’s community outreach programs.