The event slate in and around Fort Worth is filled to the brim this weekend, featuring YouTube celebrities, a trio of big-name concerts, three new theater productions and a dance production, a festival celebrating Hispanic heritage, a music festival, Halloween events, a beer festival, and performances by a classical pianist.
Below are the best ways to spend your precious free time this weekend.
Thursday, September 30
The Dude Perfect 2021 Tour
In Dude Perfect's second live tour, fans will experience the Dudes up close and personal when they bring the action right into the audience with crazy stunts, competitive battles, some of their most funny and embarrassing stories, outlandish stereotypes, and several of their most popular segments from their Overtime series like Cool not Cool and Wheel Unfortunate with Ned Forrester. The event takes place at Dickies Arena.
Crystal Gayle in concert
Country singer Crystal Gayle has been a big name in the country genre for over 40 years, scoring 16 No. 1 hits over the years, most notably 1977's iconic "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue." Even though her heyday ended in the late 1980s, she's maintained a presence thanks to those great songs and the occasional new release, including 2019's You Don't Know Me: Classic Country. She'll perform at Arlington Music Hall.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden presents ¡Celebramos!: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage
¡Celebramos!: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage is a festival featuring artistic performances and exhibitions, dining and shopping opportunities, movie showings, and Day of the Dead commemorations. Taking place every weekend through November 7 at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the celebration will feature numerous events, art exhibits, and unique new experiences for guests visiting the campus.
Friday, October 1
Ramblin' Roads Music Festival
The Ramblin' Roads Music Festival will take over the city of Arlington, taking place just about everywhere there's a stage in the city, including Levitt Pavilion, Arlington Music Hall, Texas Live, and more than 15 other venues. Performers will include Chromeo, William Clark Green, Mike Ryan, Bobby Pulido, Jamestown Revival, Monica Saldivar, Gene Watson, Tatiana Mayfield, and more. The festival takes place through Sunday.
KISS in concert with David Lee Roth
For a band that never scored a No. 1 album or song, KISS is still one of the most iconic acts in music history. Sure, a lot of that has to do with their signature makeup, but they've also had songs like "Rock and Roll All Nite" "Calling Dr. Love," and "I Was Made for Lovin' You" that have reached pop cultural heights. After an almost 50-year career, they'll bring their final tour ever, End of the Road, to Dickies Arena, joined by David Lee Roth.
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Pride and Prejudice
All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense — but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. The production will run at Fort Worth Community Arts Center through October 17.
More Halloween events
While a couple of Halloween events started last weekend, this weekend is when things really get rolling in and around Fort Worth. Among the haunted attractions opening up their doors on Friday will be The Parker House in Denton, Hangman's House of Horrors, Moxley Manor Haunted House in Bedford, and Cutting Edge Haunted House. All of the attractions will be open through October 31.
Pizza Chapel Theatre Company presents Disclosure
The truth is out there and Noah is looking for it. Camping in the Texas desert and hoping that the stars at night will shed light on personal matters, Noah is surprised by unexpected visitors and a few manipulations of the space-time continuum. For this production, taking place through October 9 at a location off Little School Road in Kennedale, Pizza Chapel Theatre Company will use nontraditional staging techniques and storytelling methods to create an original piece that blends the familiar and strange in a manner both immersive and DIY.
Saturday, October 2
Casa Mañana presents Grace for President
“Where are the girls?” Grace Campbell asked her third-grade teacher after seeing a poster of the presidents. Frustrated, Grace decides she wants to be president and inspires a school election. Through the throes of campaigning and pep rallies, service projects and posters, Grace and her classmates discover what it takes to be the best candidate and find the fun and hilarity in the wonderful world of politics. The production will run through October 17 at Casa Mañana Theatre.
Fort Worth Aviation Museum presents Hops and Props Beer Fest
Hops and Props is a family-friendly event to recognize veterans showcased among military warbirds and local craft beer. The event, taking place at Fort Worth Aviation Museum, will feature "Beer Flights" on the "Southern Cross" vintage C-47 military transport. New this year will be Jeep rides given by the Military Museum of Fort Worth in a classic 1940s WWII Jeep.
The Cliburn presents Fei-Fei
Pianist Fei-Fei is a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and a top finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She continues to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences in both the U.S. and internationally, including her native China. She'll put on two performances at The Post at River East on Saturday.
Ballet Frontier presents The Sleeping Beauty
Ballet Frontier, which aims to produce high caliber classical ballet performances with the professional dancers of today while cultivating the dancers of tomorrow, will present The Sleeping Beauty, which tells the story of Princess Aurora, who upon pricking a finger on her 16th birthday falls asleep until her true love wakes her with a kiss. There will be one performance Saturday and one Sunday at Will Rogers Memorial Center.
Sunday, October 3
MercyMe in concert
Christian band MercyMe has been one of the biggest acts in the genre over the past 25 years, claiming eight No. 1 albums on the Billboard Christian charts and 18 No. 1 songs. One of their biggest songs, "I Can Only Imagine," was the inspiration for the 2018 film of the same name. They will play at Dickies Arena in support of their newest album, Inhale (Exhale).