Weekend event planner
These are the 8 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
It's a relatively quiet weekend around Fort Worth, but there will still be some interesting things to do. Choices include two new local theater productions, a trio of concerts, the start of the college baseball season, a peek at short films nominated for Oscars, and a dance production. Fort Worth gets into the Mardi Gras spirit with some big food events, too.
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, February 16
Rumours ATL in concert
The songs of Fleetwood Mac are among the most iconic in music history, and with singer Christine McVie recently passing away, there's no better time to pay tribute. Rumours ATL is a Fleetwood Mac tribute band out of, you guessed it, Atlanta who will play many of the band's greatest hits. They'll play at Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall.
Friday, February 17
2023 College Baseball Showdown
With football season officially over, it's time to start paying attention to other sports, like college baseball. The 2023 College Baseball Showdown helps kick off the college baseball season with a round-robin tournament between Big 12 members TCU, Texas, and Oklahoma State University, and SEC members Arkansas, Vanderbilt, and Missouri. The three-day tournament at Globe Life Field in Arlington will be high-powered, with four of the six teams ranked in the top 15 in the pre-season polls.
Magnolia at the Modern: Oscar-Nominated Short Films
For the 18th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures will present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films in both the Animated and Live Action categories. You'll have plenty of time to prep for your Oscar pool, as this year's Academy Awards take place on Sunday, March 12. There will be five screenings of the Animated nominees and two of the Live Action nominees through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Pizza Chapel Theatre Company presents To Whom It May Concern
Pizza Chapel Theatre Company presents To Whom It May Concern, an original play written collaboratively by its cast. With Dolly Parton as its muse, the production uses comedy to highlight the diversity of perspectives, identities, and experiences of those living in the American South. Presented as an elevated variety show, the production blends sketch comedy, heartfelt storytelling, and a guest artist rotation that features musicians, dancers, poets, and aerialists. The production runs through February 26 at The Relic at Turning Point Beer in Bedford.
Stolen Shakespeare Festival: The Winter's Tale
Stolen Shakespeare Guild will presents the romantic comedy The Winter's Tale as part of its annual Stolen Shakespeare Festival. When King Leontes unfairly accuses his wife of infidelity, he sets off a terrible chain of events. But this is not one of Shakespeare’s tragedies. It’s a romance, and one with a healthy dose of fancy and surprise. The play will run in repertory with A Midsummer Night's Dream through March 4 at Arts Fort Worth.
Muscadine Bloodline in concert
Gary Stanton and Charlie Muncaster, collectively known as country duo Muscadine Bloodline, are rising stars in the genre, having only been together for seven years. After a couple of acclaimed EPs, they have released two albums in the past three years, most recently 2022's Dispatch to 6th Ave. They'll play at Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall.
Clay Walker in concert
Country singer Clay Walker came out of the gate red hot, scoring No. 1 hits with five out of his first six singles. With a start to his career like that, he didn't have much more to prove, but he still put out a string of top 10 albums. After a long quiet period, he's released two albums in the past four years, most recently 2021's Texas to Tennessee. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, February 18
Ballet Frontier presents Carmen & More!
Ballet Frontier will present Carmen & More!, a production featuring the fun and feisty ballet Carmen. It will also include a brand new contemporary work by Lee Wei Chao, Variations on a Rococo Theme by Artistic Director Chung Lin Tseng, and the spicy ballet Paquita. There will be two performances - one Saturday and one Sunday - at I.M. Terrell Academy.