Weekend Event Planner
These are the 9 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
There aren't a ton of new events happening in and around Fort Worth this weekend, but those that are occurring are notable for their breadth of subject matter. You can go to a multidiscipline festival, catch a movie, see a big-time boxing match, or cheer on the Cowboys at their second home, among other fun.
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 15
The inaugural Frame4Frame Festival features film, art, and music events at various locations around Arlington, including Studio Movie Grill and the Arlington Museum of Art. More than 20 feature and short films are being screened through Sunday, the majority of them from Dallas-Fort Worth area filmmakers. Twelve bands are on tap to perform, including Jeffrey Austin, a former contestant on NBC’s The Voice, and jazz vocalist Adonis Rose. The art show Ulterior Motifs rounds out the festival.
Friday, September 16
Magnolia at the Modern presents Miss Sharon Jones!
The latest in the Magnolia at the Modern series at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is Miss Sharon Jones!, a movie in which veteran documentarian Barbara Kopple follows rhythm and blues singer Sharon Jones as she tries to hold her band together while battling pancreatic cancer. The film screens six times through Sunday.
Saturday, September 17
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents The Many Faces of Romanticism
The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth kicks off its 2016-2017 season with The Many Faces of Romanticism, featuring selections from Bruch, Hindesmith, and Mozart. The featured performer at the concert, taking place at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, is clarinetist Franklin Cohen.
TRWD 2016 Fall Trash Bash and After Party
At the 25th Annual Fall TRWD Trash Bash, participants can pick a location to help clean up trash along the Trinity River. Following the event, everyone’s hard work is being celebrated with a '90s-themed after-party at Panther Island Pavilion, which includes food, prizes, activities, giveaways, '90s cover band Fun Time Chaos, and a fireworks show.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Party on the Porch
The annual Party on the Porch at Amon Carter Museum of American Art features live music by hometown artists like Jake Paleschic, Thieving Birds, and Sarah Jaffe. The event also includes local food trucks, screen-printed T-shirts by Pan Ector, lawn games, and a special area reserved for Amon Carter members.
Fort Worth Opera presents 57th Annual Opera Ball
The 57th annual Fort Worth Opera Ball, titled Una Noche de Estrellas (Night Of Stars), kicks off the Fort Worth Opera’s newest initiative, Noches de Ópera, a four-year programmatic campaign with the goal of further strengthening Latino community ties. The evening, taking place at Ridglea Country Club, features live performances from mariachis and ballet folklórico dancers, along with a silent auction and Mexican-themed three-course dinner..
An Evening with Kevin Smith: The Art of Comics
Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men, writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director Kevin Smith has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, and Tusk. Fans can get up close and personal with the comics enthusiast and man who brought the world these films at Murchison Performing Arts Center in Denton.
Canelo vs. Smith: WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship
Mexican champion boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has been a popular draw throughout his career, something Jerry Jones is counting on to get a big crowd into AT&T Stadium for this fight between Alvarez and WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion Liam “Beefy” Smith. Alvarez has lost only once in his career, to Floyd Mayweather, so it stands to be a stellar bout.
Sunday, September 18
Dallas Cowboys present Star Community Day
The Cowboys are in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, but you can still gather with fellow fans to watch the game and get a peek at their new practice facilities in Frisco at this event. Guests get to see the Tostitos Championship Plaza at the Star; the interior of Ford Center, including the high school locker rooms; and enjoy family-friendly activities such as bounce houses and games, as well as appearances by Rowdy, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, and Dallas Cowboys alumni.