Weekend Event Planner
These are the 10 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
This weekend around Fort Worth will be full of dualities. There will be two different renowned classical music performers, two events full of beauty, screenings of a movie about a long professional partnership, two comedians, two country music concerts, and racers competing on two wheels (motorcycles, that is).
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 23
The Cliburn presents Timo Andres
Timo Andres is an American composer and pianist who has written works commissioned by such major cultural institutions as the Boston Symphony, Carnegie Hall, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. He was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2016. As a pianist, he’s played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as the North Carolina, New World, and Albany Symphonies, and at Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, Phillips Collection, and (le) Poisson Rouge. He'll play at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Friday, February 24
Fort Worth Botanic Garden presents "World of Orchids"
The indoor exhibit "World of Orchids" will showcase the largest family of flowering plants in the world, which has approximately 30,000 species and grows on every continent except Antarctica. Some orchids are terrestrial (ground-dwelling) and grow in temperate and boreal regions. Many orchid species are epiphytic, which means they grow on other plants but derive moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, water or from debris accumulating around them. The exhibit will be on display at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden through April 9.
Magnolia at the Modern: Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb
Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb is a charming documentary that focuses on the remarkable 50-year relationship between two literary legends, writer Robert Caro and his longtime editor Robert Gottlieb. Now 86, Caro is working to complete the final volume of his masterwork, The Years of Lyndon Johnson; Gottlieb, 90, waits to edit it. The task of finishing their life's work looms before them. The film will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Improv Arlington presents Eddie Griffin
A popular comedian-turned-actor who started his career on-stage as a dare, funnyman Eddie Griffin has built an ever-growing fan base since jumping onto the comedy scene in 1990. He has a long filmography, including appearances in The Meteor Man, Undercover Brother, and A Star is Born. He'll perform four times - twice on Friday and twice on Saturday - at Improv Arlington.
Hyena's presents John Wesley Austin
John Wesley Austin has been working the comedy club circuit for over 20 years. He shoots off one-liners about real-life topics and his analytical, down-home approach exhilarates fans by relating to them with a unique, hilarious perspective on life. He also picks up the guitar and treats the crowd to parodies of familiar country songs, and some of his hysterical originals, too. He'll perform four times - twice on Friday and twice on Saturday - at Hyena's in downtown Fort Worth.
Dylan Scott in concert
Country singer Dylan Scott has been offering country fans something a little different since his debut in 2013. Incorporating elements of pop and even rap, he's made a name for himself with hit songs like "My Girl," "Hooked," "Nobody," and "New Truck." Scott will play at Billy Bob's Texas in support of his 2022 album, Livin' My Best Life.
Saturday, February 25
Monster Energy AMA Supercross
The Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship season features some of the most talented athletes the sport has ever seen. Three Supercross champions will be competing for another title – two-time defending Supercross World Champion and ESPY award winning Eli Tomac, two-time world champion Cooper Webb, and 2018 world champion Jason Anderson. The race will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Arlington Museum of Art presents Eat Your Art Out
The Arlington Museum of Art is partnering with confectionary artists from throughout the region to present the fifth annual Eat Your Art Out. More than a dozen sweet masterpieces will be on display throughout the museum's galleries from participating bakeries like Bronwen Cakes (Dallas), Buttermilk Sky Pies (Arlington), Sugarlicious (Lancaster), Sweet Kate Bakes (Mansfield), and Marcona Kitchen (Arlington). The decadent event is the AMA's largest fundraiser of the year.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents A Gala Evening with Yo-Yo Ma
For one night only, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will showcase the ultimate artistic mastery of Yo-Yo Ma, one of classical music's best-recognized figures and ambassadors. Ma will perform composer Edward Elgar's final great offering, the Cello Concerto. To open the special evening, Robert Spano will conduct another English masterpiece, Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 2, "A London Symphony." The concert will be at Bass Performance Hall.
Tyler Farr in concert
Country singer Tyler Farr started his career as a songwriter, with artists like Cole Swindell and Joe Nichols recording songs of his. He went out on his own in 2012 and had a string of hits in the early 2010s, including "Redneck Crazy," "Whiskey in my Water," and "A Guy Walks Into a Bar" - we're sensing a theme here. Although he's only released two albums, most recently 2015's Suffer in Peace, his most recent release was the 2020 EP Only Truck in Town. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.