Weekend Event Planner
These are the 7 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
It's a relatively quiet weekend for new events across Fort Worth. The headliner will be a concert by a legendary country music singer, who'll be returning to his roots. Other choices include an outdoor concert series, an anime showcase, two comedians, a local theater production, and an up-and-coming singer.
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, August 3
Panther Island Pavilion presents Rockin' the River
Rockin' the River is a weekly event that features live music, food & drinks, and more at the Panther Island Pavilion beach. Guests can enjoy top Texas Country acts and a little rock & soul while tubing up to the waterfront stage or chilling on the shore with a brew. The penultimate week in the series will feature performances by headliner Colton James of Dirty River Boys, joined by Chattahoochee and Tyler and the Tribe.
Friday, August 4
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Anime at the Modern
Anime at the Modern celebrates the Japanese anime genre with a full weekend of films and activities. In addition to the films, The Modern will host a cosplay contest during their First Friday event. The Modern Shop will have popular Japanese snacks and candy, along with exclusive merchandise for purchase. Guests can enjoy the galleries and view the special exhibition, Robert Motherwell: "Pure Painting." There will be two screenings each day through Sunday.
Improv Arlington presents Cocoa Brown
Comedian Cocoa Brown is nothing short of a force of nature, drawing from painful reminiscences and hard-knocked lessons, bravely weaving humorous tales that uplift, upend, and upgrade everything audiences thought they knew about comedy. She'll perform five times through Sunday at Improv Arlington.
Casa Mañana presents A Man of No Importance
Alfie Byrne is a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets he can’t share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. When he attempts to put on an amateur production of Wilde’s Salome in the local church hall, he confronts the forces of bigotry and shame over a love “that dare not speak its name.” But the redemptive power of theatre changes his life and brings his friends back to his side. The production, presented by the Apprentice Program, will have four performances through Sunday at Casa Mañana.
Hyena's presents Paul Hooper
An only child with OCD, Paul Hooper channels his dysfunction into a cathartic harangue. He has an undeniable likability that he plays to the hilt through his bullet-proof rants. The native of Charlotte, North Carolina, now residing in New York City, has appeared in comedy clubs and festivals all over the country. He'll perform four times through Saturday at Hyena's in downtown Fort Worth.
Tyler Halverson in concert
Country singer Tyler Halverson plays self-described “Amerijuana Music,” with inspirations ranging from Garth Brooks to Boyz II Men. He recently signed with Atlantic Records, releasing the singles "Cut You Loose" and "Her." He'll make his debut at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, August 5
Clint Black in concert
There are few more noteworthy country musicians in the past 30 years than Clint Black. The first four singles of his career each went to No. 1 on the country charts, and only three of his first 32 songs failed to reach the top 10. Black, who has released 14 albums in his career, most recently 2020's Out of Sane, will play at Billy Bob's Texas, returning to a venue he first played at in 1989.