Weekend Event Planner
These are the 11 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
This weekend in and around Fort Worth will be full of music, dinosaurs, and tragedies. Choices include a prehistoric exhibition, screenings of an acclaimed new film, a trio of country concerts, a classical concert with a monumental piece, the unofficial start of baseball season, a musical about the Titanic, an opera full of betrayal, and the closing of a major art exhibition.
Below are more 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.
Friday, January 26
Fort Worth Botanic Garden presents "Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors"
Visitors can get their passport to Pangea stamped on every continent while engaging with animatronic dinosaurs as "Dinosaurs Around the World" takes its celebrated educational content to the great outdoors at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The exhibition allows visitors to experience the Age of Reptiles brought back to life in an outdoor environment. It will remain on display through May 30.
Magnolia at the Modern: Driving Madeleine
Madeleine (Line Renaud), 92 years old, calls a taxi to take her to the retirement home where she will be living. Charles (Dany Boon), a disillusioned driver with a tender heart, agrees to drive by the places that affected Madeleine's life. Through the streets of Paris, her extraordinary past is revealed. They don't know it yet, but they will forge a friendship during this drive that will change their lives forever. The film, which is in French with English subtitles, will have seven screenings through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Tanya Tucker in concert
Singer Tanya Tucker is country music royalty, having been in the industry since the age of 14. Her long career, which started in 1972, led her to have a string of top 10 singles throughout three different decades, including "What's Your Mama's Name?," "Just Another Love," and "Two Sparrows in a Hurricane." She'll play at Will Rogers Auditorium as part of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo's Auditorium Entertainment Series. Tucker is touring in support of her 2023 album, Sweet Western Sound.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents "Edusei conducts Mahler’s Seventh"
German conductor Kevin John Edusei’s star is on a meteoric rise. He returns to Fort Worth for a single work, Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 7, a symphony of such towering majesty that it demands a program all to itself. The symphony traces a day’s journey from dawn to dusk, from the “religious vision” of the first movement through the snarking, biting scherzo and boisterous C Major conclusion. There will be three performances through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.
Collin Raye in concert
Country music star Collin Raye first came to fame in 1991 with the release of his solo debut album, All I Can Be, which included the song Raye is perhaps best known for, "Love, Me." Although his career has gone up and down through the years, he's always been a constant presence, releasing 15 albums, most recently Scars in 2020. He'll play at Arlington Music Hall.
Saturday, January 27
Texas Rangers Fan Fest
The Texas Rangers will present their annual Fan Fest, giving fans their first chance in 2024 to interact with the reigning World Series Champions. The event at Globe Life Field in Arlington will feature autograph sessions with current Rangers players and alumni, photo opportunities with the Commissioner’s Trophy, on-field activities like running the bases, wiffle ball home run derby, bullpen fast pitch, inflatables, and more.
Amphibian Stage presents Titanic: The Musical
Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical focuses on the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of her passengers. All innocently unaware of the fate awaiting them, the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the Second Class imagine they too can join the lifestyles of the rich and famous, whilst the millionaire Barons of the First Class anticipate legacies lasting forever. This production, captured live on stage, celebrates the 10th anniversary of its London premiere. It will screen at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Opera presents The Tragedy of Carmen
The Tragedy of Carmen is an adaptation of Georges Bizet's opera Carmen, with a new libretto by Sheldon Harnick. The story follows the fiery and seductive Carmen, a cigarette factory worker in Seville, Spain, who captures the attention of soldier Don José, leading him down a destructive path of jealousy and violence. The opera explores themes of passion, betrayal, and obsession, set to the stirring melodies and rhythms of Bizet's iconic score. There will be performances on Saturday and Sunday at I.M. Terrell Academy.
Pat Green in concert
After rising through Texas' dancehall scene years ago, Pat Green earned himself major label support in Nashville and became the poster child of Texas music for a whole generation of fans. Green’s explosive live shows have made him a fan favorite, and the San Antonio native has sold over two million albums and been nominated for three Grammy Awards. With his most recent album being Miles and Miles of You in 2022, he'll play once again at Billy Bob's Texas.
Sunday, January 28
Kimbell Art Museum presents "Bonnard’s Worlds" closing day
Sunday will be the final day to view "Bonnard's Worlds" at Kimbell Art Museum. This is the museum's first exhibition dedicated to the works of French painter Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), inspired by its 2018 acquisition of the artist’s Landscape at Le Cannet (1928). Comprising a careful selection of approximately 70 of Bonnard’s finest works created over the course of his career, "Bonnard’s Worlds" reunites some of the artist’s most celebrated works from museums in Europe and the United States, as well as many unfamiliar to the public from worldwide private collections.