Weekend Event Planner
The holiday season is naturally full of events with either overt or subtle references to religion, but it'll be a totally different religious experience that takes center stage in Fort Worth this week. Other choices include several more holiday-themed events and a new theater production.
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, December 3
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents The Book of Mormon
From the twisted minds of South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone comes the profane yet touching — and Tony-winning! — story of two Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda. Their attempts to spread the Book of Mormon take a back seat to the warlords, famine, and disease that are running rampant in the country. The production will pay at Bass Performance Hall through Sunday.
Saturday, December 5
2015 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis – Fort Worth
The 24th Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis – Fort Worth raises awareness and funds to impact the fight against arthritis, which strikes 50 million adults and an estimated 300,000 children in the U.S. The event, taking place at Burnett Plaza and Park near downtown Fort Worth, encourages participants to dress up in their favorite holiday gear.
North Central Ballet presents The Nutcracker
This week's version of The Nutcracker comes to you from North Central Ballet, a company that includes all levels of dancers, from beginners to those looking to make a career in dance. They'll present two separate performances of the classic holiday ballet — one Saturday and one Sunday — at Will Rogers Memorial Center.
Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis' Holiday Shindig
Partners in music and life, the country music duo of Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis will make their annual holiday trip to play at McDavid Studio inside Bass Performance Hall. The concert will feature material from their recently released new album, Our Year, as well as songs from their extensive solo catalogs and holiday favorites, old and new.
Sunday, December 6
Amphibian Stage Productions presents Daedalus
The latest from Amphibian Stage Productions is a staged reading of Daedalus, a play from award-winning playwright David Davalos that takes a fictional look at when artist Leonardo da Vinci renounced the art world and worked as a military engineer for Cesare Borgia. There will be two performances of the staged reading — one on Sunday and one on Monday.
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