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 24
Amazon Studios presents #ALLINFORVOTING Bus Tour
To promote their new Stacey Abrams-backed documentary, All In: The Fight for Democracy, Amazon Studios comes to Fort Worth with a bipartisan campaign combating voter suppression. The bus will host a screening of the film in a socially distant setting in addition to serving as a mobile space where citizens can register to vote, sign up to become a poll worker, and/or check their current voter status. Voter registration will take place from 2-10 pm, and the screening will take place at 7 pm at Chosen Vessel Cathedral.
TCU School of Music presents Orchestra Concerts
The TCU School of Music will present the second of two virtual concerts. The Bah Zoo Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Lovelace, will play a program featuring Mozart’s Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, Ives’s The Unanswered Question, and Bizet’s Symphony in C Major. The concert will be livestreamed on the TCU School of Music YouTube channel.
Stage West Theatre presents Everything Will Be Fine
This is the final weekend to take in Prism Movement Theater’s unique and socially-distanced dance/theater production of Everything Will Be Fine. The production is about a woman learning how to deal with a new world and her well-meaning (if slightly clueless) friends after experiencing an unthinkable loss. The piece, which is told entirely with music and dance, moves the young woman and her friends through the stage area, lit partly by flashing car lights, in a taut 45-minute experience. The venue is a parking lot at Texas Wesleyan University, and the audience will be limited to 20 cars. There will be four more performances through September 27.
Riley Green in concert
Riley Green is an up-and-coming country singer whose burgeoning popularity is indicated by the fact that he will play two nights in a row at Billy Bob's Texas, a rarity for the venue. Green released four EPs between 2017 and 2019, and came out with his debut full-length album, Different 'Round Here, in late 2019. He'll play on both Thursday and Friday.
Friday, September 25
Magnolia at the Modern: Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin
Filmmaker Werner Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with the late travel writer Bruce Chatwin, a kindred spirit whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe. Herzog's deeply personal portrait of Chatwin, illustrated with archival discoveries, film clips, and a mound of "brontosaurus skin," encompasses their shared interest in aboriginal cultures, ancient rituals, and the mysteries stitching together life on earth. The film will screen five times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Six Flags Over Texas presents HallowFest
Six Flags will present HallowFest, featuring haunted experiences every weekend between September 25 and November 1. Thrills by Day will include activities like photo opportunities, a Trick-or-Treat Trail, and delicious treats. For Chills by Night, all Halloween attractions will be transported outdoors to the wide-open midways, featuring creepy fog, eerie lighting, larger-than-life Halloween props, and sinister music in four hair-raising Halloween zones. Roller coasters will ramp up the fear factor as guests fly through the air at high speeds in total darkness. The park will be operating at a limited capacity to avoid overcrowding and guests will be required to make a reservation.
Saturday, September 26
Oak Ridge Boys in concert
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are one of the most recognizable groups in country music history. Their top singles include chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God for Kids,” “American Made,” and “Y’all Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. The five-time Grammy Award winners will play at Arlington Music Hall.