Weekend Event Planner
These are the 12 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
Concerts will dominate the weekend in and around Fort Worth, taking up eight of the 12 spots on our list. Leading the way is a classic rock band touring one last time, and another concert featuring a legendary country singer who died 20 years go. Other choices include a local theater production, a kid-friendly Halloween celebration, screenings of an acclaimed film, and a visit from big comedian.
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 26
Circle Theatre presents I'm Proud of You
In I'm Proud of You,Fort Worth Star Telegram writer Tim Madigan recalls how an interview with the icon of kindness and everyone’s neighbor, Mr. Fred Rogers, led to a wondrous and life-changing friendship. Throughout this friendship, Fred helped Tim mend his relationships and become a better husband, father, and brother. Making its world premiere at Circle Theatre, the production will run through November 18.
LANCO in concert
Country band LANCO seemed headed for big things when they released their 2018 debut album, Hallelujah Nights. It went to No. 1 on the Country charts and No. 20 on the overall Billboard 200, thanks in part to the No. 1 song "Greatest Love Story." But the music business is finicky, and they have yet to release a second album, although they did just release their fourth EP, Run, Run, Baby. They'll play at Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall.
Friday, October 27
Fort Worth Zoo presents Boo at the Zoo
At Boo at the Zoo, guests can enjoy treat stations, themed entertainment, animal shows, and more. Kids and families are encouraged to wear costumes, but teenagers and up are asked not to wear full makeup or masks. The festive daytime event, taking place at the Fort Worth Zoo through Sunday, is included with Zoo admission or membership.
Magnolia at the Modern: Farewell My Concubine
The Magnolia at the Modern series usually shows new movies, but this weekend they'll showcase the new 30th anniversary uncut 4K restoration of Chen Kaige's 1993 masterpiece Farewell My Concubine, which chronicles the rise of two young stars of the Beijing Opera House, their turbulent relationship, and their ultimate downfalls. The film, which is in Chinese with English subtitles, will screen five times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
KISS in concert
The rock band KISS only has half of its original members - Ace Frehley and Peter Criss left long ago - but Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are bringing their 50-year touring career to a close with the End of the Road tour. Although they haven't released any new music since 2012's Monster, fans can revel in hits like "Rock and Roll All Nite," "Calling Dr. Love," and "I Was Made for Lovin' You" one last time in this concert at Dickies Arena.
Tracy Byrd in concert
Country singer Tracy Byrd was part of the early 1990s country boom alongside acts like Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, and more. He became a success thanks to hits like "Holdin' Heaven," "Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous," "Watermelon Crawl," "The Keeper of the Stars," and more. He's released 10 albums in his career, with the most recent being 2016's All American Texan. He'll make his second visit to Fort Worth in 2023, this time playing at Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall.
Kathleen Madigan: Boxed Wine & Tiny Banjos Tour
Kathleen Madigan's 33-year comedy career is showing no signs of slowing down, as she comes to Fort Worth as part of her all-new tour, Boxed Wine & Tiny Banjos. Madigan has appeared on Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and hosts her weekly podcast, Madigan's Pubcast. She'll perform at Will Rogers Auditorium.
Sammy Kershaw in concert
Country singer Sammy Kershaw had his heyday in the mid-1990s thanks to a series of top 10 albums and hits like "She Don't Know She's Beautiful," "I Can't Reach Her Anymore," and "National Working Women's Holiday." He's released 17 albums in his career, most recently 2016's The Blues Got Me. He'll also play his second show of the year in Fort Worth at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, October 28
Rhett Miller in concert
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. Since 2002, he's essentially alternated between the two, releasing eight solo albums - most recently 2022's The Misfit - while still putting out a variety of albums with the Old 97's. He'll play solo at The Post at River East.
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Johnny Cash - The Official Concert Experience
In this multi-media celebration, Johnny Cash’s rich, iconic baritone has been lifted from archival concert footage and recordings, enabling the "Man in Black" to perform his biggest hits, including "I Walk the Line" and "Ring of Fire," with a live band again. In addition to never-before-seen footage and on-screen narration by Cash’s only son, John Carter Cash, male and female vocalists will split singing duties to perform even more Cash hits, as well as tunes by artists of the time, including The Statler Brothers, Carl Perkins, and June Carter Cash. The concert takes place at Bass Performance Hall.
Scotty McCreery in concert
In the history of American Idol, there is a clear hierarchy for successful singers the show has produced. At the top is Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Adam Lambert. Tenth season winner Scotty McCreery is in the second tier, but his track record — all five of his albums, including his 2021 album, Same Truck, have made the top 10 on the Billboard Country charts — shows he's no slouch. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Sunday, October 29
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Buddy Bray and Keith Cerny
The FWSO’s resident pianist, Shields-Collins (“Buddy”) Bray, needed a duet partner, and he found one in the ensemble’s President and CEO, Keith Cerny. Together, Cerny and Bray will tackle Bartók’s fiendish Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. Additionally, musicians from the orchestra will perform Mozart’s G Minor quintet - a string quartet plus an extra viola - in which three dark, serious movements resolve in one of Mozart’s frothiest finales. The performance takes place at Kimbell Art Museum.