While many events in and around Fort Worth have either been postponed or canceled during the coronavirus pandemic, some organizations have pivoted to virtual or socially-distanced events to continue offering the masses some entertainment while we need it the most.
Below are the best ways to spend your free time this weekend. While not every event is out of the house, they all promise to provide a nice distraction from the everyday life.
Thursday, December 17
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Sounds of the Season
The Sounds of the Season program will feature the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's brass and percussion sections playing some favorite holiday tunes like "Deck the Halls," "Jingle Bells," "Sleigh Ride," and more. There will be two performances, the first on Thursday at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake, and the second on Friday at Arborlawn United Methodist Church in Fort Worth.
Palace Theatre presents The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas
From seasonal favorites, like "O Holy Night" and "Joy to the World," to The Righteous Brothers' crowd pleaser "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" and original hit "Bootdaddy," The Texas Tenors bring a unique blend of music to the stage with thrilling harmonies and award-winning arrangements. They'll perform at Grapevine's Palace Theatre two times on Thursday and two times on Friday.
Texas Ballet Theater presents The Nutcracker & The Nutty Nutcracker
Texas Ballet Theater will present a filmed production of both The Nutcracker and The Nutty Nutcracker in lieu of in-person productions this year. Like many others, the ballet company made the decision to cancel its annual run of the production due to pandemic-related safety restrictions. A full-length film of The Nutcracker and a new, 30-minute version of The Nutty Nutcracker, the company’s popular annual spoof, will be available to stream at any time through December 26.
Disney on Ice presents Dream Big
Courage leads the way for Disney’s most adventurous heroes when Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. The show, which will have seven performances at Dickies Arena through Sunday, features favorite Disney friends such as Mickey, Minnie, Miguel, Moana, Elsa, Belle, Genie, and more highlighting all the magic and adventure of Disney’s tales through world-class figure skating. The event will have pod seating, allowing visitors to safely enjoy Disney On Ice while social distancing from other groups that are also in attendance.
Parker McCollum in concert
Country singer Parker McCollum is the latest in a long line of Texas musicians to make his mark on the genre. For the first six years of his career, he recorded independently, releasing three EPs and two full-length albums. But he signed with MCA Nashville in 2019, and he appears ready to transition into the big-time. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas every night through Saturday in support of his new EP, Hollywood Gold.
Friday, December 18
Fort Worth Community Arts Center presents "Human/Nature" opening day
"Human/Nature," exhibiting at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, features Dallas-Fort Worth based artists who use sculptural and immersive means to illustrate our humanity through images of nature. Curated by Narong Tintamusik, artists Lynné Bowman Cravens, Molly Valentine Dierks, Karla García, Doug Land, and Madeline Ortega plant their own seeds containing personal life experiences. The exhibition will remain on display through January 16.
Magnolia at the Modern: Farewell Amor
Reunited after 17 years, an Angolan immigrant is joined in the U.S. by his wife and daughter. Now strangers sharing a one-bedroom apartment, they discover a shared love of dance that may help them overcome the distance between them. Farewell Amor will screen five times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.