Weekend event planner
These are the 10 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
This weekend around Fort Worth is almost a progression, starting off with kid-friendly movies and a national Broadway show before transitioning into more adult fare. Those include five concerts, a new art exhibition, screenings of a new movie, and a new local theater production.
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 10
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Kid Flicks
Kids Flicks is a selection of short films presented by the New York International Children’s Film Festival, including live-action, animation, and documentary films. Films will be shown in blocks, including Kid Flicks One and Celebrating Black Stories on Thursday, and Kid Flicks Two and ¡Hola Cine! on Friday. All films will be shown at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Broadway at the Bass presents Disney's Frozen
Frozen features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters, Oscar winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT winner Robert Lopez. Frozen is an unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances. The production runs through August 20 at Bass Performance Hall.
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 final week in the series will feature performances by headliner Triston Marez, joined by Chad Cooke Band and Hayden Baker.
Friday, August 11
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Jammie Holmes: "Make the Revolution Irresistible"
Jammie Holmes: "Make the Revolution Irresistible" is Holmes’ first solo exhibition in a museum. The artist is known for his figurative and expressive paintings depicting everyday themes that honor communities in the United States. Mixing loose figuration with symbolism and combining images, words, and letters, his paintings are infused with layers of meaning. With a profound sensibility, these paintings show the courage and spirit of the Black people. The exhibition will remain on display at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth through November 26.
Magnolia at the Modern: The Miracle Club
Set in 1967 in the rough-and-tumble Dublin neighborhood of Ballygar, three close friends’ (Maggie Smith, Agnes O’Casey, and Kathy Bates) dream of winning a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes. With a little benevolent interference from their priest, and an unexpected traveling companion (Laura Linney), they take a journey in search of a miracle. The film will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Jubilee Theatre presents The Color Purple
The Color Purple is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. This musical adaptation spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. The production runs through August 20 in the W. E. Scott Theatre at Arts Fort Worth.
Texas Hill in concert
The trio Texas Hill is a haven for fans of reality TV singing competitions, as it features Craig Wayne Boyd and Adam Wakefield, both former contestants on The Voice, and Casey James, a former finalist on American Idol. Formed in 2019, the band will play at Billy Bob's Texas in support of their 2022 debut album, Heaven Down Here.
Saturday, August 12
DVBBS in concert
Canadian electronic music duo DVBBS (pronounced "dubs"), comprised of brothers Christopher and Alexandre van den Hoef, have been rising stars in the genre since their debut EP in 2012. They broke out with the single "Tsunami," and went on to release four more EPs before finally putting out a full album, Sleep, in 2021. They'll perform at Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall.
John Waite in concert
John Waite comes to Fort Worth to perform the catalogue of hits from his 40-year career as a solo artist, as well as those with The Baby’s and Bad English. Waite’s hits include some of the most beloved songs of the ‘80s and ’90s, including the No. 1 “Missing You,” The Baby’s “Isn't It Time,” and Bad English’s “When I See You Smile.” He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Sunday, August 13
Daryl Hall and the Daryl's House Band in concert
For over 50 years, Daryl Hall has been known primarily as the first part of the legendary pop rock duo Hall & Oates, putting out a variety of classic songs. But every few years since 1980, Hall has sown his own oats as a solo performer, putting out seven solo albums, including 2022's BeforeAfter. He'll play at Will Rogers Auditorium alongside the Daryl's House Band.