Weekend event planner
These are the 12 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
Although this weekend across Fort Worth starts off with a bang thanks to a major concert, it will be the smaller local events that dominate next four days. They include a new theater production, a symphony concert, five concerts featuring mostly local musicians, and a Sunday full of art openings and closings.
Below are the best ways to spend your precious free time this weekend. Want more options? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events.
Thursday, October 27
Chris Stapleton's All-American Roadshow
Country singer Chris Stapleton can't seem to get enough of Dallas-Fort Worth. He was supposed to headline the first-ever event at Globe Life Field in Arlington on March 14, 2020, but, well, you know. He did make it back there the following summer, and now he's back yet again, only this time at Dickies Arena. This version of the All-American Roadshow will find Stapleton playing songs from his 2020 album, Starting Over, joined by special guests Elle King and Morgan Wade.
Circle Theatre presents Kodachrome
Welcome to Colchester, a small town where everybody knows everybody and the pace of life allows the pursuit of love to take up as much space as it needs. Tour guide Suzanne, the town photographer, allows a peek into her neighbors’ lives to catch glimpses of romance in all its stages of development. Kodachrome is a play about love, nostalgia, the seasons, and how we learn to say goodbye. The co-production with Theatre TCU will run at Circle Theatre through November 19.
Friday, October 28
Magnolia at the Modern: Triangle of Sadness
In Ruben Östlund’s wickedly funny Palme d’Or winner, social hierarchy is turned upside down, revealing the tawdry relationship between power and beauty. Celebrity model couple, Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean), are invited on a luxury cruise for the uber-rich, helmed by an unhinged boat captain (Woody Harrelson). What first appeared Instagrammable ends catastrophically, leaving the survivors stranded on a desert island and fighting for survival. The film will screen six times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents "A Trip to St. Petersburg: Glinka, Glazunov, and Tchaikovsky"
With more than 20 years serving as the orchestra’s lieutenant-general under his belt, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra concert-master Michael Shih steps into the spotlight to deliver Glazunov’s Violin Concerto. This all-Russian program launches with Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila and wraps up with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. The concert, conducted by Delyana Lazarova, will have three performances through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.
Green River Ordinance in concert
For over 15 years, Fort Worth rock band Green River Ordinance has paired warm, melodic, and occasionally rambunctious Southern rock with songs that centered around both enjoying life and staying focused on the things that matter. The band has released four albums in their career, most recently 2016's Fifteen. They'll play at Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall.
An Evening with Rhett Miller
Singer Rhett Miller has a lot of love around Dallas-Fort Worth, both from being the lead singer of Old 97's and from his solo work. At this special concert at The Post at River East, Miller will put on an intimate acoustic performance, highlighting songs from his eight solo albums, most recently 2018's The Messenger.
Easton Corbin in concert
Country singer Easton Corbin was among the fastest rising artists in the genre in the early 2010s, releasing three albums in five years, including 2015's About to Get Real, which went to No. 1 on the Billboard County charts. Strangely, he has yet to release a fourth album, although he did release a new song, "I Can't Decide," earlier this year. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, October 29
Jonathan Tyler and The Texas Gentlemen in concert
Jonathan Tyler and The Texas Gentlemen will co-headline this special concert. Tyler just released his first album in seven years, Underground Forever, while The Texas Gentlemen have released two albums, most recently 2020's Floor It!.They'll play at Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall.
Kyle Park in concert
Texas singer Kyle Park has had modest success on the country music charts, peaking at No. 24 with his 2013 album, Beggin' for More. Like all musicians struck with the bug to keep creating, though, he's kept at it, with his most recent album being 2018's Don't Forget Where You Come From. This concert at Billy Bob's Texas will double as a Halloween party and costume contest, with prizes up to $300 being awarded to winners.
Sunday, October 30
Kimbell Art Museum presents "Guests of Honor | Modigliani: Three Works from the Pearlman Foundation" closing day
Sunday will be the final day to view three works by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani that have joined the Kimbell’s limestone sculpture, Head (c. 1913), as “guests of honor.” Drawn from the Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation and usually on loan to the Princeton University Art Museum, the three works include another limestone Head (c. 1910–11) and two paintings – portraits of the poet, designer and filmmaker Jean Cocteau (1916) and the Russian sculptor Léon Indenbaum (1916).
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presents "Fort Worth and the Green Book" final day
Sunday will also be the final day to view "Fort Worth and the Green Book" at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The family-friendly exhibition explores what the life was like for Black travelers in the 1930s, ‘40s, and ’50s, who faced many unique challenges both on and off the road, as well as the remarkable guide that helped them adventure with confidence. Visitors can step into the times through an immersive photo experience, chart a safe path through Texas using the Green Book as a resource, and examine artifacts from Fort Worth history and beyond.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art openings and closing
Sunday will be moving day at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, as two new exhibitions will open while another closes. Closing is "Art Making as Life Making: Kinji Akagawa at Tamarind," which offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of life in a 1960s print workshop. Opening are "Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography,"the first major museum survey to explore the practices of Indigenous photographers working today, and "Faces from the Interior: The Native American Portraits of Karl Bodmer,"which features over 60 recently conserved watercolors by Bodmer, including portraits of individuals from the Omaha, Ponca, Yankton, Lakota, Mandan, Hidatsa, Assiniboine and Blackfoot nations. Both new exhibitions will be on display through January 22, 2023.