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The Cinemark movie chain is giving movie buffs an opportunity to brush up on the Oscars.

Plano-based Cinemark Holdings, Inc. will host its annual Oscar Movie Week festival, this year running from Monday, March 6 through Sunday, March 12, in anticipation of the 95th Oscars ceremony, which airs on March 12 on ABC.

The theater chain will air all of this year’s Best Picture and Best Live Action and Animated Short Film nominees, at more than 120 participating Cinemark theaters nationwide.

According to a release, passes are now on sale now at Cinemark.com/movieweek.

A full Digital Festival Pass is $40 and includes showings for all Best Picture and Best Live Action and Animated Short Film nominees. There's a perk! If you purchase a festival pass, you get 50 percent off any size popcorn during Oscar Movie Week.

Individual showtime tickets will be available starting January 27 at standard pricing, with showtimes beginning March 6.

All Best Live Action and Animated Short Film nominees are bundled into one viewing for just $10 from March 10-12.

For other brushing up, take a look back at what CultureMap’s film critic, Alex Bentley, had to say about each of the nominees (listed in alphabetical order) when they were originally released.

Cinemark has been hosting other similar marathon events such its collaboration with ESPN to bring college football games to the big screen.

The event takes place at these theaters across the U.S., including the following locations in Texas:

  • Austin: Cinemark Southpark Meadows
  • Denton: Cinemark 14
  • Fort Worth: Ridgmar Mall
  • Grapevine: Cinemark Tinseltown
  • Houston: Cinemark Memorial City
  • Plano: Cinemark Legacy
  • Plano: Cinemark West Plano
  • San Antonio: Cinemark San Antonio 16
  • The Woodlands: Cinemark 17
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Where to eat in Fort Worth right now: 5 sizzling new restaurants for October

Where to eat

Fall's almost always a good time for restaurant openings in Fort Worth and 2022 is no exception. There are burgers, sandwiches, street food, sushi, bread, dumplings, and a fried bologna sandwich.

Here's where to eat for October:

Akarii Revolving Sushi
Conveyor belt sushi — where sushi rolls and other items are placed on a track that circulates through the restaurant, allowing you to pluck a dish as it passes your table — may be on the wane in Japan but they're still a fun novelty in DFW, and Akarii is one of the latest examples. Akarii first debuted in Mansfield in 2019, and now a second location has opened in Fort Worth on 628 Harrold St., by the Tom Thumb off 7th. Sushi snobs may not approve of the idea of waiting for a sushi roll to trundle its way to their table. But it's ideal and quick for those who like to be in the driver's seat and start grabbing plates of good basic sushi at about $4 per item the minute they sit down, and obviously fun for kids. There's beer and wine, and a decent selection of sake, too.

Boca 31 - Fort Worth
Chef-driven quick-service restaurant featuring Latin street foods from husband-and-wife Andres and Marlene Meraz, who've opened in the Near Southside in the former Funky Town Donuts space on 8th Avenue. Andres is a California native who's worked at the Ritz-Carlton and Restaurante Akelarre, a Michelin 3-star restaurant in Spain, before moving to Texas in 2014. He gives a creative spin on tacos, empanadas, and sandwiches such as the pulled pork on ciabatta bread, and a vegetarian taco with onions, zucchini, eggs, and cheese. Their empanadas are especially fine, in savory (ham & cheese) or sweet (guava & cream cheese), and they also do quesadillas, rice bowls, breakfast bowls with potatoes and choices from chorizo chicken sausage, and specials rolled out daily. For such good food, prices are crazy-cheap: Tacos and empanadas are $2.50 a shot, and a sandwich is $6.50.

The Pantry
Sweet restaurant and market at 713 W. Magnolia Ave. (the former Hot Damn Tamales space) from chefs and teachers Hao Tran and Natasha Bruton, features two irresistible food groups: dumplings and sweets. Relying on family recipes to craft savory and sweet treats, they rotate in new seasonal flavors regularly, with dumplings as curry potato, kimchi, brisket, shiitake, or the current must-have, pumpkin masala. Same story for Bruton's cookies, cakes, and tarts with current offerings including smoked apple cobbler with maple bourbon caramel, served with ice cream, and take-and-bake cinnamon rolls. There are also soba noodles and craveable street foods like banh mi and kim chi fried rice. You can (and should!) go every week and never get bored.

Tannahill's Tavern and Music Hall
On the heels of Caterina's, his new Italian restaurant at Mule Alley, comes this brand new live music spot from perennially busy chef Tim Love, partnered with music promoter Live Nation. There's always something going on here, with acoustic musicians during happy hour, Cowboys watching parties, and a full slate of name acts booked through 2022. There's also a full and creative menu that hits on some current trends. Appetizers include oysters with garlic bread, crawfish fritters, smoked chicken wings (with blue cheese, ranch, & celery), crab-artichoke dip with pita bread, tuna tostada, poutine with chicken gravy, and chicken & cauliflower nuggets. Entrees include tempura fish & chips, pappardelle with wild boar ragu, a vegan pappardelle with Beyond meat sausage Bolognese, baby back ribs, a sloppy joe with wild boar on a potato bun, a skirt steak burrito, and an amusing fried bologna sandwich with American cheese on toasted white bread. Come for the music, stay for dinner.

3rd St. Market
New market and cafe at 425 W. 3rd St. is from a beloved foodie duo: former Cafe Modern chef Dena Peterson Shaskan and breadmaker Trent Shaskan (Icon Bread) and features all the best stuff to eat: sourdough bread, sandwiches, soups, pastries, charcuterie, and wine. A sample menu features tempting items such as poblano chicken corn chowder, and sandwiches such as tuna with olives, artichoke hearts, and green beans on Icon Classic Sourdough, or Smoked Turkey with Honeycrisp apple slaw and Muenster cheese on Icon Seeded Sourdough. They also have loaves by Icon Bread on site and pastries from Libos Dulceria (some of which are also sold at The Table, the market they own in the Near Southside).

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Where to eat in Fort Worth right now: 5 must-try restaurants for August

Where to Eat

The August edition of Where to Eat is mostly about new places, including one from California doing spicy chicken sandwiches and one that cleverly combines Mediterranean food with a Texas touch. There's also sushi in Southlake and lemonade on West 7th. Last but not least, a longtime Mexican restaurant re-opens after closing due to a family medical emergency. Time to go get some enchiladas.

Here's where to eat in Fort Worth right now:

Burnin' Mouth Chicken
Spicy hot chicken restaurant recently opened in Fort Worth's Near Southside/Medical District at 1229 8th Ave., where it's serving its Nashville hot chicken sandwich, along with chicken strips, wings, and fries. Their signature is the Bang Bang chicken sandwich with spicy sauce on a brioche bun, with coleslaw, onion, pickles, ranch, comeback sauce, and fries. They also do a chicken sandwich with a dry powdered rub, plus wings and strips. The concept was founded in California in 2021, and also has a location in Las Vegas. So far, they're kiosk driven, opening in malls or food halls.

Ferah Tex-Med Kitchen
Elegant new restaurant in Southlake is actually a spinoff of a Garland restaurant founded in 2019 by Burak Ozcan, a native of Turkey whose extensive experience includes a stint as sous chef at Samar By Stephan Pyles. The menu combines elements of Mediterranean and Tex-Mex cuisines, and everything is tempting. Since the Southlake location opened, the two outlets have been having a fun competition with dishes such as chicken thigh with jalapeño orzo risotto, and 44 Farms Beef Tenderloin with red beet puree, mashed potatoes, and grilled asparagus. They also have a full bar.

Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
Wonderful family-owned restaurant at 3233 Hemphill St. known for its reliable (and cheap!) fajitas, enchiladas, chili con carne, and shrimp cocktail just reopened after being closed since April 13. This was not the pandemic: Co-owner Jose Barriga's 8-year-old daughter needed a bone marrow transplant and one of the family members had to be with her in the hospital for 45 days. "We tried to hire people to fill in, but they'd show up three days out of five," says Jose, who originally opened the restaurant with his mother in 1978. In good news, their daughter is doing better every day. For now, Fiesta has limited hours: lunch and late breakfast only Sunday-Thursday, and lunch and dinner Friday-Saturday. Go get some enchiladas.

Nikko Southlake
Brand new sushi spot in Southlake Town Square at 1420 E. Southlake Blvd. #168 (in the former Sushi Zushi space) features sushi, sashimi, sushi rolls, sashimi, and Wagyu cooked on hot rocks, as well as standout desserts such as an ube-flavored version of mille crepe cake. Founder Tomo Tamura is an accomplished sushi chef and native of Japan who has worked in Los Angeles, Denver, Kentucky, and Dallas, where he was head chef at Mr. Sushi. He was retired but opened Nikko to create a place where he could train young chefs. One hot ticket: The restaurant is offering Omakase Nikko, featuring dishes selected by the chef, available on Fridays and Saturdays, by reservation only.

Happy Lemon
This one's more liquid than solid: It's a global bubble tea franchise established in China in 2006 with more than 1,500 locations around the world, now including Fort Worth, whoo-hoo, yay for us. It's at 1019 Foch St., right at the buzzy intersection of Bledsoe, where it's pouring signature drinks like lemon honey jasmine tea, mango matcha smoothie, ube milk tea with taro balls, and if you really want to experiment, their jasmine green tea topped with "salted cheese," a decadent cap made from cream cheese, whipped cream, milk and a hint of salt. If you need a bite, they also have trendy bubble waffles, light and crunchy and eggy all at once, which you can snack on solo or with a scoop of ice cream.

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Where to eat in Fort Worth right now: 5 sizzling hot new restaurants to try

Where to Eat

We're in the middle of a heat wave and that's the inspiration for this edition of Where to Eat in Fort Worth right now, our monthly roundup of places to try. This list comprises five sizzling hot new restaurants — hot because they're new, and also hot because at least one is just plain hot, like burn-your-mouth hot.

The quintet covers a variety of cuisines including Mexican, Indian, BBQ, and fried chicken, which is well on its way to becoming an actual cuisine, what with the deluge of fried chicken restaurants. When will we tire of the fried chicken thing? Not today, apparently.

Here's our list of Where to eat in July:

Chester's Chicken
Fried chicken quick-service concept has more than 1,000 locations around the country, tucked inside supermarkets, truck stops, fuel stations, and convenience stores such as Fuel City, where a Chester's just opened at the Haltom City Fuel City at 1715 Haltom Rd. Their fried chicken is marinated and double-breaded, so that it's both juicy and crunchy, earning them a following among truckers and travelers. They do fried chicken and tenders, but also livers and gizzards, not something you see at most squeaky-clean fried chicken joints. They also do biscuits, biscuit sandwiches, sides such as potato wedges, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, fried corn, and green beans with bacon, and desserts such as strawberry & cream cheese fried pie. Plus limited-time offerings such as their new Honey Stung Chicken Sandwich and Honey Stung Chicken Bites featuring fried chicken tossed in a spicy honey garlic sauce.

Herbs Indian Cuisine
New restaurant from chef Indra Paudel (Fishtail Nepalese and Indian) opened in June in Hurst at 660 Grapevine Pkwy. in the same shopping center as a Tom Thumb and Planet Fitness, in the former Salvadoreño Latín Cuisine, where he's serving a menu featuring Indian restaurant staples like samosas and chicken tikka masala but also spicy fish tikka, cooked in a clay pot, and fancier fusion entrees such as lamb kebabs and garlic and rosemary marinated scallops with coconut sauce. Speaking of fusion, they do a "Naanizza" — pizza on a naan flatbread topped with pesto, mozzarella, artichoke, tomato, and bell pepper. They also make the prized chicken momo, AKA Nepali-style steamed dumplings with chicken and mixed vegetables. To lure in newcomers, they serve a lunch buffet a generous seven days a week (some Indian restaurants only do it weekdays). They're getting raves for their authentic food and attentive service, too.

JR's BBQ-N-More
Husband-and-wife JR and Vanessa Herrera opened this storefront in Keller Town Center, at 121 Rufe Snow Dr. #127, in March, after earning a following via a food truck they founded in 2017, from which they served breakfast tacos and barbecue at the Keller Farmers Market and other pop-up events. The couple both have hospitality experience, having grown up around family-owned restaurants. At JR's, they're known for their award-winning brisket and pulled pork, plus fun specials they rotate in such as turkey legs and carne guisada tacos. Sides are house-made and include mac & cheese, potato salad (with mustard), and a cool smoked veggies side with zucchini, squash, tomato, and onion. They still serve breakfast tacos from 9-11 am at the restaurant as well as the food truck, which they've continued to set up at the farmers market every Saturday morning. Note: They'll be on vacation from July 17-25.

Paco's Mexican Cuisine
Popular Mexican eatery opened a second location on July 8 in Sundance Square, taking over the fabled former Taco Diner location. Being part of the downtown revival represents an exciting step for this family-owned restaurant which started out as the proverbial hole in the wall in Near Southside six years ago with only six employees and 12 tables. Their menu, comprising breakfast as well as lunch and dinner options, is extensive and appealing, including ceviche, fajitas, tacos and tortas, chile relleno, flautas with mole, and birria de res, but also fun surprises like calamari, Caesar salad, fideo soup, and avocado toast. Weekends, they do specials like paella for the family, and there's a keen selection of desserts that include rice pudding and churros with hot chocolate.

Ricky's Hot Chicken
Nashville-style chicken spot recently opened in Arlington at 3810 S Cooper St. #138, where they're serving what some aficionados feel is the best Nashville-style chicken around. This is a place where even the daring tread lightly when it comes to spice levels. As one foodie quipped, "Anyone who gets anything above hot at Ricky's is into S&M." Their menu includes chicken combos, tenders, wings, nuggets, sandwiches, golden crinkle-cut fries, and a delicacy called "fireballs," consisting of fried cheese curds in the same spicy Nashville-style breading. And here's a cool thing: They do a Chicken Nugget Flight, with a skewer of nuggets, one in every heat level ranging from Mild to A-Bomb, so you can try one of each. This is only the second location; founder and chef Ricky Tran opened the first in Richardson in 2020. Note: They're closed on Tuesdays-Wednesdays.

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Fort Worth just squeaks onto list of top 20 vegan cities in U.S.

Vegan News

A new survey of the top 20 vegan cities in the U.S. has determined which city is the most vegan of all. Spoiler: It's not Fort Worth. Boo.

But Fort Worth did squeak onto the list, coming in at No. 20, boasting 68 restaurants that are vegan or offer vegan options.

The survey by the team at Meal Delivery Experts set out to determine which cities have the most vegan food options. They compiled the 20 most populous cities in the U.S., then used data from TripAdvisor to count how many restaurants or food venues in each city offers at least one vegan option.

New York comes in at No. 1, blowing everyone else away with 1464 restaurants or food venues offering vegan options — more than double the number than any other city on the list.

No. 2: Los Angeles is in second place, with 705 restaurants or food venues offering vegan options. Los Angeles has among the widest variety of cuisines including vegan Korean, Ethiopian, and Thai food.

No. 3: Chicago, with 489 restaurants or food venues offering vegan options, which is a surprise since Chicago is such a big meat town, although the city is best known for deep-dish pizza, and many Chicago restaurants now offer a vegan alternative.

Houston and Austin both make the top 10. Houston comes in at No. 6, with 312 restaurants — snatching the surprise win for top vegan city in Texas away from Austin, which has a bigger reputation for being veg-friendly; Austin is No. 8 on the list with 286 restaurants.

Dallas was No. 12, with 209 vegan- or vegan-friendly establishments, just nosing out San Antonio which has 202 restaurants.

Fort Worth's last place ranking is misleading. Despite what the numbers may say, Fort Worth has the buzziest vegan scene in Texas right now with trailblazing places like Pizza Verde, Zonk Burger, Mariachi's Dine-In, and Belenty's Love Vegan Mexican Resteaurant, so good that it won 2022 Restaurant of the Year in CultureMap's annual Tastemaker Awards. Fort Worth is also home to Texas' most famous vegan restaurant, Spiral Diner.

Whether motivated by health, environmental, or ethical reasons, the number of vegans in the US is rapidly increasing, reaching new heights in 2022. One in ten, or 10 percent, of Americans now consider themselves vegan or vegetarian.

The dollars are also there, with the plant-based industry worth over $7 billion in the US in 2022.

The milk substitute market is valued at over $3 billion in 2022.

The meat substitute market is valued over $1 billion in 2022.

The full list, by ranking:

  1. New York - 1464
  2. Los Angeles - 705
  3. Chicago - 489
  4. San Francisco - 467
  5. San Diego - 385
  6. Houston - 312
  7. Seattle - 309
  8. Austin - 286
  9. Denver - 261
  10. Philadelphia - 258
  11. Phoenix - 234
  12. Dallas - 209
  13. San Antonio - 202
  14. Charlotte, NC - 176
  15. Jacksonville, FL - 140
  16. Indianapolis - 140
  17. Columbus, Ohio - 137
  18. San Jose - 80
  19. Oklahoma City - 80
  20. Fort Worth - 68
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4 luxe Texas lodgings book spots on TripAdvisor list of hottest new hotels in U.S.

Hot hotels

TripAdvisor has just given travelers in Texas four new bucket-list hotels: Houston's Blossom Hotel, Austin’s Colton House Hotel, San Antonio’s Thompson Hotel - Riverwalk, and Lubbock’s Cotton Court Hotel.

All four have earned top-20 spots on a new list of Hottest New Hotels in the U.S. for 2022 from TripAdvisor, as part of its 2022 Travelers' Choice Awards, in which travelers reviewed new hotels they experienced in 2021. No Dallas-Fort Worth hotels made the list.

Since its opening last year, the luxe Blossom Hotel Houston — the highest-ranked Texas hotel on the list — has made a splash in the city's Medical Center with its modern, lunar design and rooftop pool. The hotel lands at No. 8 on the TripAdvisor list. Specifically, Blossom was cited by its guests for “impeccable and friendly service and comfortable, modern rooms,” per a press release, as well as high-end amenities and services, such as the onsite Mercedes-Benz shuttle.

Austin’s Colton House Hotel at No. 9; the spot earned rave reviews for its hip design and a choice staycation destination.

Not far down the list, San Antonio’s Thompson Hotel - Riverwalk comes in at No. 12; here, travelers gushed over the hotel’s design as well as in-house dining and bar.

Further down the list, Lubbock’s Cotton Court Hotel comes in at No. 20. Inspired by the city’s downtown vibe, the hotel earned 4.5 stars and marks for its “cozy” and “exceptional” lodging. (Those visiting would be wise to visit the nearby Nicolett restaurant, which recently secured a James Beard Award nomination and a Texas Monthly nod.)

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Fort Worth's TCU celebrates milestone the best way: with special-edition wine

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Texas Christian University is celebrating its 150th anniversary with the unprecedented release of two special-edition wines, made by a California winery with a TCU connection.

According to a release, Saarloos + Sons winery in California’s Santa Ynez Valley has created a cabernet sauvignon and a sauvignon blanc to commemorate the university’s sesquicentennial.

The winery is operated by the Saarloos family, a fourth-generation business run by Keith Saarloos — brother of Kirk Saarloos, the head baseball coach at TCU.

"TCU supports my brother, and our family loves this school so much that I immediately said, 'Let's do it,' when we were asked," Keith says.

Keeping with family tradition, Keith's daughter Brielle will attend TCU in the fall.

Normally, Saarloos wine is sold only at the winery, located in Los Olivos, California, or else direct. But they're making an exception for the TCU 150, which will be available in limited quantities at the TCU Campus Store by spring.

“Every one of our wines is an estate wine, which means we grow the grapes, we pick them and we bottle the wine,” Keith says.

Food writer June Naylor Harris, herself a ’79 TCU graduate, provided tasting notes on the two wines, as follows:

Sauvignon blanc: A medium-bodied wine with smooth balance of mineral and acidic tones, softened with notes of stone fruit, honeydew, and fresh herbs. Pair with soft cheese such as goat, feta, and green peppercorn brie, with grapes and granny smith apples, smoked salmon, salty nuts, Thai-spiced shrimp, and herb-grilled chicken.

Cabernet sauvignon: Rich and bold with moderate acidity, dark fruit tones, earthy notes, and a hint of spice and herbs at the finish, with tannins and structure throughout. Pair with spice-rubbed beef tenderloin, lamb skewers with rosemary-blackberry glaze, venison, elk, charcuterie boards with hard cheese, cured meats, & berries, and dark chocolate truffles.

The labels were created by TCU partners using a gold anniversary crest, reserved for limited use. The back of the bottle includes the primary 150th mark in addition to details about the wine.

The sauvignon is $69, and the cabernet is $119. They'll be available at the Campus Store in late February, in limited quantities.

TCU creative director Kris Copeland calls it "a really special year," stating, "not only do we get to create materials that celebrate 150 years of our history, but we're also creating the artifacts that future generations of Horned Frogs will look back on."

New ways to work out — including in a movie theater — abound in Dallas-Fort Worth this February

Fit Feb

Raise your hand if you're still going strong with that resolution to work out more or improve your health. Now raise your hand if you believe every day is a new start, and February is as good a month as any to start a new good-for-you habit.

There are lots of new fitness and wellness studios proving the February theory, with openings galore.

Read on to get caught up on where you should be visiting next, then make note of the fun classes, races, and events happening around Dallas-Fort Worth this month.

EōS Fitness, which recently became headquartered in Dallas, is opening its first Texas location, in Euless at 2401 Rio Grande Blvd.

Memberships start at only $9.99 a month, and include start-of-the-art equipment, group fitness and cycle classes, an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, a Kids Club, and the unique MOVEoS Cinema, where members can work out while watching a big-screen movie in a theater-like setting.

SweatHouz — which already has locations in Plano, West Village, and Watters Creek — has opened another infrared sauna studio in Preston Royal, at 5959 Royal Ln. It boasts eight private sauna suites and offers cold plunge, hydromassage, and Celluma red light therapies.

Restore Hyper Wellness + Cryotherapy has opened two new locations, in McKinney (1620 N. Hardin Blvd.) and Richardson (212 Campbell Rd.).

Restore provides whole body and localized cryotherapy, IV drip therapy, stretch therapy, Cryoskin facials, mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy, infrared sauna, red and near infrared light therapy, compression therapy, and micronutrient testing.

Dallas Yoga Center has a new home above Gloria's Latin Cuisine at 4140 Lemmon Ave. There are more than 40 classes per week in-person and digitally, with private yoga lessons also available. Single classes, 10-class packs, and monthly memberships that include the wellness immersive experience range from $25 a class to $120 a month.

Fashion brand LoveShackFancy has teamed up with wellness brand BelliWelli to launch a probiotic chocolate chip cookie snack that's free with all purchases at LoveShackFancy stores. The snack bars are gluten-free, dairy-free, and low-sugar, and were designed to help those with IBS improve their gut health.

And now for classes and events. Mark your calendars for:

Stage West First Tuesday, February 7
Yes, this is put on by a theater company, but who better to help you tap into your emotions and leave feeling great? Tune Your Heart with Sound Healing, lead by Sara Southerland, will start at 6 pm and last approximately 90 minutes (the first 20 minutes include a complimentary drink and snacks from the bar).

Sara will then use her voice, crystal singing bowls, chimes, and drum to recharge and relax participants.Tickets are $20 each, with discounts for the theater's season ticket holders.

Hot Chocolate Run, February 11
A chocolate lover's oasis awaits following this 5K, 10K, and 15K, with fondue, dippables, and hot chocolate. Those 21 and up can add one free shot of RumChata, peanut butter whiskey, or Irish cream, if they so choose (be sure to bring your ID!).

Love on the Run, February 18
Be one of the first 350 participants to complete this inaugural USATF-certified race that includes a 10K, and 5K run/walk. All fitness levels are welcome to this family-friendly event, which begins at Toyota Music Factory and benefits the Irving Schools Foundation.

Black Girl Magic Ride, February 20
Head to Grit Fitness in the Design District for these two 60-minute spin classes (6 pm and 6:45 pm), highlighting the studio's Black spin instructors and celebrating Black musical artists.

And be sure to come back on Saturday, February 25, for the Black Business Girl Boss Pop-Up Shop from 8 am-12 pm.

The Cowtown Marathon, February 24-26
See the sights in Fort Worth, from the Stockyards to the Museum District, TCU to Trinity Park, during this half-marathon, full marathon, ultramarathon, healthy HIG relay, kids 5K, adults 5K, and 10K. With so many choices, you're sure to find a race that's right for you.

'80s heartthrob Bryan Adams brings 2023 tour to Fort Worth with rock 'n' roll-icon guest artist

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Canadian singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, who's been entertaining audiences on stage and screen for four decades, is coming to Fort Worth for a show at Dickies Arena - and he's bringing along a very special guest. Adams is teaming up with rock 'n' roll icons Joan Jett and the Blackhearts for his "So Happy It Hurts Tour," stopping in Fort Worth on June 29, 2023.

The U.S. tour kicks off on June 6 in Baltimore, Maryland, and ends August 3 with a show in Seattle. He'll visit just two Texas cities - Fort Worth and Sugar Land, outside Houston, for a show at Smart Financial Centre on June 28.

Adams is touring in support of his 15th studio album, So Happy It Hurts, which was released March 11, 2022 via BMG. The album is nominated for Best Rock Performance at the upcoming 2023 Grammy awards, taking place Sunday, February 5.

Adams also is riding the wave as the lyricist for Pretty Woman – The Musical, the Broadway musical based on the famed Julia Roberts-Richard Gere rom-com. The touring musical currently is on stage at Dallas' Music Hall at Fair Park (through February 5) and is coming to Fort Worth's Bass Hall, February 7-12.

Barrier-breaking rock 'n' roll badass Joan Jett is known for Top 40 hits such as "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," and "Crimson and Clover." Joan Jett and the Blackhearts toured last year with Def Leppard, Motley Crue, and Poison. Bad Reputation, a 2018 documentary about Jett's life, is now streaming.

Tickets for the "So Happy It Hurts Tour" go on sale at 12 pm Friday, February 3 via ticketmaster.com.