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.
Thursday, September 17
Artspace111 presents "To 40 More!"
For the first time in the history of the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association, Fall Gallery Night has been extended to a week-long event, now called Fall Gallery Night Week. Artspace111 is participating by presenting "To 40 More!," a celebration of its 40th Anniversary with a new open-ended group exhibition of select work by currently represented Artspace111 Artists. The group exhibition honors the artistic community that has supported Artspace111 since 1980 and highlights the future of the gallery as it enters a new decade. Timed tickets for the event are available through Friday.
Friday, September 18
Texas Live presents Revolver Brewing Corn Dog Ale Release Party
The State Fair of Texas might be canceled, but Texas Live in Arlington will give guests a bit of the fair flair with Revolver Brewing's Corn Dog Ale release party. Tickets include one Revolver Brewing's Corn Dog Ale, a Corn Dog Ale Souvenir Glass, and one Fletcher's Corny Dog Coupon. The Fletcher Truck will be parked outside on the Paseo, the area between Texas Live! and Live! by Loews, from 4-9 pm.
Magnolia at the Modern: The Way I See It
Based on the New York Times No. 1 bestseller comes The Way I See It, an unprecedented look behind the scenes of two of the most iconic presidents in American history, Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan, as seen through the eyes of renowned photographer Pete Souza. As the official White House photographer, Souza was an eyewitness to the unique and tremendous responsibilities of being the most powerful person on Earth. There will be five screenings through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Rossini, Saint-Saëns and Mendelssohn
The Overture to The Barber of Seville by Rossini, one of the most popular and recognizable overtures in the repertoire, will start the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's 2020-2021 classical season. Pianist Stewart Goodyear will perform Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2, and impressions of Italy can be experienced in Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4. The concert will be performed four times through Sunday at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium.
Mark Chesnutt in concert
Mark Chesnutt was among the wave of male country vocalists who rose to fame in the early 1990s, scoring eight No. 1 hits in as many years, including "Brother Jukebox," "I'll Think of Something," and "It's a Little Too Late." He's no longer at the top of the charts, but he's still prolific, releasing four albums in just the past four years. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, September 19
Ned LeDoux in concert
Country singer Ned LeDoux is picking up where his father, singer/rodeo champion Chris LeDoux, left off. He released his debut EP at the ripe old age of 39, and has followed that up with two full-length albums, including 2019's appropriately-title Next in Line. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.