Weekend Event Planner
These are the 9 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
It's Halloween weekend, which means that most people's minds are on how to celebrate the spooky and fun holiday. But there's more than that going on in and around Fort Worth, including concerts, art happenings, movie screenings, and one event dedicated to celebrating every carnivore's favorite food: steak.
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, October 27
Cliburn at the Kimbell: Masters featuring Brentano String Quartet and Haochen Zhang
The latest Cliburn at the Kimbell concert features the Brentano String Quartet, which provided chamber music for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013 and will do so again in 2017. Also performing are Chinese pianist Haochen Zhang, who was the gold medalist of the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009. The concert takes place on Thursday and Friday at the Kimbell Art Museum.
Friday, October 28
Boo at the Zoo
At the annual Boo at the Zoo at the Fort Worth Zoo, taking place through Sunday, kids can use special treat coupons to trick-or-treat while enjoying the animals and other fun. Halloween-themed activities and entertainment are located throughout the zoo for all guests to enjoy.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presents Ick or Treat
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will celebrate Halloween its own special way. The event, taking place on both Friday and Saturday, features ooey-gooey, icky-sticky, and creepy-crawly activities happening throughout the museum. Guests are encouraged to wear their mask-less costumes to receive an awesome sweet treat.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Modern 'til Midnight: "Where the Party Starts"
During late-night hours at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, guests have the opportunity to explore the new exhibition "KAWS: Where the End Starts," join spotlight tours, and enjoy a DJ and dancing in the Grand Lobby. There's also going to be performances by bands like White Lung, The Dividends, Night Drive, The Hendersons, and Bad Mountain.
Magnolia at the Modern presents A Man Called Ove
A Man Called Ove is the latest film from Swedish director Hannes Holm. An adaptation of Fredrik Backman's eponymous best-selling novel, it tells the story of a stubborn curmudgeon with strict routines and steadfast beliefs who discovers unexpected friendship, love, and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools. There are six screenings through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum.
Saturday, October 29
Billy Bob's Texas World Steak Showdown
Over 100 teams from around the world are competing in this year's Billy Bob's Texas World Steak Showdown. The event also includes live butchering demonstrations by a master butcher and live music by the Keith Mitchell Band. There's also Texas-themed food and beverages available for purchase.
National Theatre Live presents Frankenstein
After two screenings earlier this week, National Theatre Live presents one more screening of this 2011 theater production starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. The two actors took turns playing Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his monstrous creation, delivering performances that fit right in during this spooky season. It screens at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Sunday, October 30
Open Classical presents Night of the Living Dead Composers
Open Classical’s annual Halloween special features Decomposing Beethoven, Decomposing Brahms, and other composers. Taking place at Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge in Fort Worth, it also features a host of other colorfully hysterical historical characters presenting twists on classical music masterpieces.
Stevie Nicks in concert with The Pretenders
If you weren't lucky enough to catch the reunited Fleetwood Mac when they came to town in 2014, you can now see one of their most prominent members, Stevie Nicks, as she revisits her long and storied career. As if that weren't enough, the opening act for the concert at American Airlines Center is another legendary band, The Pretenders, making this the ultimate two-for-one night.