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Crowns, Corgis, Cycles, and Car Show gives fans can a chance see some classic cars while giving owners a way to display their treasured car or motorbike. Awards will be given for “Best of Show.”

Corgi owners are encouraged to bring their pets in costume, whether it is something British-themed, Coronation-themed, or something different. There will be a prize for the best-dressed Corgi and another award for the best-dressed Corgi/Owner Duo.

While admission is free, attendees are asked to bring items for the GRACE Grapevine Food Pantry.

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These are the 14 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend

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You will rarely see a weekend of events in and around Fort Worth that offers more variety than this one. On the docket are two opera-related events, a big gymnastics competition, a classical piano concert, a tattoo festival, a neighborhood celebration, a trio of country concerts, a new local theater production, big doings at the botanic garden, two festivals with music and more, and a big name comedian.

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Thursday, April 13

Fort Worth Opera presents Symposium | RACE. EQUITY. ARTS: Addressing Racial Equity in the Arts
In conjunction with AIDA and on theme due to the company's intentional and authentic casting choices for the production, Fort Worth Opera will present Symposium | RACE.EQUITY. ARTS: Addressing Racial Equity in the Arts, hosted by Fort Worth natives and creative artisans Jessica Fuentes and Johnica Rivers. They will lead a discussion addressing race, equitable art, intentional casting, stage diversity, and racial injustice. The event takes place on Thursday and Saturday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

2023 NCAA Women’s National Collegiate Gymnastics Championship
The NCAA Women’s National Collegiate Gymnastics Championship is in Fort Worth for the sixth year. The event will will feature the top eight NCAA Women’s Gymnastics teams - Denver, UCLA, LSU, Utah, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Cal, and Florida - and numerous individual competitors as they vie for the title of National Champion. There will be two sessions on Thursday and a final session on Saturday at Dickies Arena.

The Cliburn presents Alim Besisembayev
Alim Beisembayev first caught international attention when he took first prize at the inaugural Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival in 2015, the first Kazakhstan-born pianist to win a Cliburn competition. Since then, the now 24-year-old London-based artist has debuted with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, SWR Symphonieorchester Stuttgart, and has released his debut album on Warner Classics. He'll play at Kimbell Art Museum.

Friday, April 14

Fort Worth Tattoo Arts Festival
The Fort Worth Tattoo Arts Festival will feature dozens of tattoo artists and tattoo contests, as well as entertainment from Olde City Sideshow Reggie Bügmüncher, Cenobyte Suspension, Verona Fink, James Maltman, and Captain & Maybelle. There will also be special guests like Trocon Talhouk and Charles Whitfield from VH1 and various Ink Master contestants. The festival takes place at Fort Worth Convention Center through Sunday.

Near Southside Inc. presents Friday on the Green
Friday on the Green is a free monthly concert series at Magnolia Green Park presented by Near Southside, Inc. The event features live music, food, and drinks from Near Southside eateries, and the fun and relaxed atmosphere of a big neighborhood picnic. Performers this month include Pablo and the Hemphill 7, Cameron Smith and the Slings, and more.

Fort Worth Opera presents AIDA
First presented by Fort Worth Opera in 1958, and last seen in 1999, Giuseppe Verdi’s grandest opera AIDA will be performed as a concert production with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Set in the Old Kingdom of Egypt, AIDA tells the fateful story of forbidden love between an enslaved Ethiopian princess and an Egyptian military commander. There will be two performances - one Friday and one Sunday - at Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU.

Jo Dee Messina in concert
Like many other country stars, Jo Dee Messina shot off like a rocket at the beginning of her career, scoring hits like "Heads Carolina, Tails California," "Bye Bye," "I'm Alright," and "Stand Beside Me" in just her first three years. But after the release of her third album, her career slowed down, and she's only released two albums of new songs since, most recently 2014's Me. She'll play at Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall.

Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Harvey
Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. A mix-up at a sanitarium causes doctors to mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. But the truth will eventually come out. The production runs through April 30 at Arts Fort Worth.

Randy Houser in concert
Mississippi country singer Randy Houser may not be a household name for fans of the genre, but he's had a more than respectable career. He had three top 10 albums on the Billboard Country charts in the early-to-mid-2010s, scoring with hits like "How Country Feels," "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," and "We Went." He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas in support of his 2022 album, Note to Self.

Saturday, April 15

Fort Worth Botanic Garden comings and goings
This weekend will be a busy one at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Opening is "ZimSculpt," which features more than 100 sculptures by several dozen contemporary Zimbabwean artists. As part of the exhibit, running through July 30, onsite sculptors will demonstrate their artistry by carving statues using chisels, hammers, files, and sandpaper. Closing on Sunday after an extra week due to its popularity is "World of Orchids,"an indoor exhibit dedicated to the largest family of flowering plants in the world.

Syndicate Smokedown
The Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate's 2nd annual Smokedown features a music festival and BBQ competition. Visitors can indulge in some of the best barbecue the city has to offer while listening to performers like Josh Abbott Band, Kevin Fowler, Bri Bagwell, Jacob Stelly, Randy Brown, and Clayton Mullen.

FuelFest will return to Texas Motor Speedway for its second year. Hosted by Cody Walker, brother of the late actor Paul Walker of Fast & Furious fame, FuelFest blends the enthusiast’s passion for the automotive world with live music, drifting with ride alongs, guest pro drivers, VIP access, and art showcases, giving fans the most premier car show, race day, and music festival experiences all at once.

Lewis Black: Off The Rails
Lewis Black's live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than a mean-spirited curmudgeon. Black is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of the world. He'll perform at Bass Performance Hall.

Drake Milligan in concert
Viewers of America's Got Talent are already intimately familiar with country singer Drake Milligan, as he came in third place in his season after being dubbed "the new Elvis of country" by judge Howie Mandel. His audition song, "Sounds Like Something I'd Do," is off his debut album, Dallas/Fort Worth, showing the Arlington native hasn't forgotten where he came from. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.

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Lewis Black will perform at Bass Performance Hall on April 15.

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FuelFest will return to Dallas-Fort Worth for its second year. Hosted by Cody Walker, FuelFest blends the enthusiast’s passion for the automotive world with live music, drifting with ride alongs, guest pro drivers, VIP access, and art showcases giving fans the most premier car show, race day, and music festival experiences all at once. The car show features top modified, exotic, performance built, and rare cars from all over the world.

A portion of the event's proceeds benefit Reach Out WorldWide, the non-profit founded by Paul Walker.

Photo by Joan Marcus

These are the 12 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend

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This is a big weekend around Fort Worth, with an annual film festival, the return of a beloved pianist, a national tour of a Broadway musical, two opera productions, larger-than-life Hot Wheels cars, the city's annual marathon, awards honoring the best in Texas country music, and more.

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Thursday, November 10

Lone Star Film Festival
The 2022 Lone Star Film Festival will feature eight narrative feature films, nine documentary feature films, and over 50 short films across four days. Highlights include opening night film Butcher's Crossing starring Nicolas Cage; a showcase screening of Living starring Bill Nighy; and a retrospective screening of Pedro Almodovar's 2006 film Volver. Most screenings will take place at Downtown Cowtown at the Isis. The festival will also include a gala on Friday honoring Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan with the Larry McMurtry Award.

Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Beethoven Quartet Cycle
The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Beethoven Quartet Cycle, featuring the Miro Quartet. The concerts, going on through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, highlight all 16 of Beethoven's string quartets. Bill McGlaughlin, host of Exploring Music will be a special guest at this event presenting the pre-concert talks about the works being performed.

Theatre Wesleyan presents Wonder of the World
Theatre Wesleyan will present Wonder of the World by David Lindsay-Abaire, a laugh-out-loud comic confection intended for mature audiences. The play follows the exploits of Cass as she flees from her troubled marriage in a frantic search for the life she thinks she missed out on. Cass heads to the natural wonder of the world - Niagara Falls - crossing paths with a shipload of nutty characters. Does all of the comedic chaos push Cass over the water's edge ... literally? The production runs through November 19 in Thad Smotherman Theatre on the Texas Wesleyan University campus.

The Cliburn presents Vadym Kholodenko
Vadym Kholodenko's dynamic and technically phenomenal performances earned him the gold medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013. He went on to be named the first artist-in-partnership of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, among other honors. The native of Ukraine and honorary Fort Worthian returns to Fort Worth for his first Cliburn Concerts appearance in nine years, performing a traditional recital at the Kimbell Art Museum on Thursday, and a more casual concert at The Post at River East on Friday.

Friday, November 11

New Fort Worth Opera productions
Fort Worth Opera will present two single-performance productions this weekend. On Friday at Fort Worth Community Arts Center will be the world premiere of Stand Up!, a socially conscious chamber opera that gives the audience a snapshot of the life of South African activist Stephen Biko during 1960s Apartheid, and segues into a modern-day story of a similarly racially divided college campus in Texas. On Sunday at Van Cliburn Recital Hall at TCU will be Of Thee I Sing! Songs of Love & Justice, a recital curated by Karen Slack that features a program with songs around the themes of love and justice as a reminder to the audience that no matter your race, ethnicity, politics, etc., we are all human.

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Elf the Musical
It may be a bit early to get into the full Christmas spirit, but the story of Buddy the Elf in Elf the Musical is hard to resist. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. The production runs through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.

Cody Canada & The Departed in concert
The music of Cody Canada & The Departed blurs the lines between hard-edged country, rock & roll, and all the gritty sounds in between. The band has released four albums in their career, most recently 2018's 3. They'll play at Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall.

Saturday, November 12

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live
At Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live, fans will enjoy a new and expanded lineup of monster trucks as they experience the thrill of watching the iconic Hot Wheels monster truck toys come to life in a full-size, kid-focused, immersive Hot Wheels experience. This is the only opportunity to see real-life versions of the famous Hot Wheels monster truck toys, including fan favorites Bone Shaker, Tiger Shark, V8 Bomber, and Demo Derby. There will be three performances through Sunday at Dickies Arena.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Final Fantasy 35th Anniversary Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy Coral
Specially curated by Japanese composer and keyboardist Nobuo Uematsu, the program for Final Fantasy 35th Anniversary Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy Coral is a monumental, retrospective celebration of the Final Fantasy music catalogue. Conductor Arnie Roth leads an orchestra and chorus of 100 musicians on stage at Will Rogers Memorial Center, with exclusive HD video direct from creators at Square Enix.

Sunday, November 13

Fort Worth Marathon
The Fort Worth Marathon course is certified by the USA Track and Field Association and can be used to qualify for the Boston Marathon. It is a flat out-and-back course along the Trinity River. The event will also include a 20 Mile Race, Half Marathon, and 5K. Beginning and ending at Panther Island Pavilion, there will also be food trucks, hot showers, music, and free money giveaways.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents "Robert Spano Performs Chamber Music"
Robert Spano, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's new music director and an accomplished pianist, will launch the Kimbell Chamber Series with a song cycle of his own composition, the Sonnets to Orpheus, featuring mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor. The intimate concert experience at Kimbell Art Museum's Piano Pavilion will also include Brahms' Piano Quintet in F Minor and Debussy's Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp.

Texas Country Music Awards
The 2022 Texas Country Music Awards will feature performances by headliner Roger Creager, as well as Terry McBride & The Ride, co-host Brandon Rhyder, Bailey Rae, and more. Artists up for the top award, Entertainer of the Year, include Aaron Watson, Creed Fisher, Jon Stork, Kin Faux, and Randall King. The awards will take place at Billy Bob's Texas.

Elf the Musical

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Elf the Musical will play at Bass Performance Hall, November 11-13.

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These are the 13 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend

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It's a music-heavy weekend in and around Fort Worth, with the nine music-related events ranging from the Queen of Country to another Cliburn competition to great jazz works performed by a symphony. Other choices include a chance to get some early Christmas shopping done, a new local theater production, screenings of a thought-provoking documentary, and monster trucks.

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 13

Junior League Fort Worth presents Christmas in Cowtown
The Junior League of Fort Worth will present a week full of shopping, food, and time with family and friends at Christmas in Cowtown Holiday Gift Market. Visitors can shop with merchants from all over the country showcasing home goods, jewelry, clothing, children’s gifts, and more. The market goes on through Sunday at Will Rogers Memorial Center.

Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition
The Cliburn will present the 2022 Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition, featuring outstanding, non-professional pianists age 35 and older. Competitors hail from all over the world, representing 19 countries, ranging in age from 38 to 72. The first two rounds run through Sunday at the smaller Van Cliburn Recital Hall, and the Final Round concert takes place on October 18 at Bass Performance Hall with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Damon Gupton.

Tab Benoit in concert with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Tab Benoit is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has built a remarkable 30+ year career on the foundation of his gritty and soulful Delta swamp blues and acquiring a devoted legion of fans along the way. He'll play at Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall alongside The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

Amphibian Stage presents The Hollow
On a stormy October evening in 2020, a lonely storyteller arrives at an 18th-century tavern to continue his yearly tradition of performing Washington Irving’s classic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Little does he know of the surprises that the night and the ghostly inhabitants of the tavern hold in store for him. Amphibian Stage presents the world premiere of the production through November 6.

Friday, October 14

Magnolia at the Modern: Art & Krimes by Krimes
While locked up for six years in federal prison, the artist Jesse Krimes secretly created monumental works of art - including an astonishing 30-foot mural made with prison bed sheets, hair gel, and newspaper. Now a free man, Krimes turns the spotlight on people still in prison, asking viewers to question surface representations and recognize overlooked beauty and power. The film, told through original footage and animation, will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Reba McEntire in concert
The Queen of Country will make her way to Dickies Arena as part of her first solo tour in the United States in 10 years. Reba's album releases are always an event: Her latest album of new songs, 2019's Stronger Than the Truth, made the top 5 on the Billboard Country charts, and even a covers album like her new My Chains Are Gone: Hymns & Gospel Favorites has sold extremely well.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents "A Trip to Harlem: Bernstein, Ellington, Gershwin, and Douglas J. Cuomo"
Audiences can experience an elegant evening of jazz in the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's homage to some of America’s greatest music, with works by A-listers like Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington. The concert, which will have three performances through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall, will also feature world premiere by noted film, television, and concert music composer Douglas J. Cuomo.

Saturday, October 15

Panther Island Pavilion presents Cody Johnson & Friends
Country singer Cody Johnson is a Texas original who has released eight albums, most recently 2021's Human: The Double Album, his third straight album to reach the top 3 on the Billboard Country charts. He'll be joined by a couple of his musical friends — Randy Houser and Hailey Whitters — at this special festival-like concert at Panther Island Pavilion.

Monster Jam
Monster Jam fans will witness a fierce battle for the event championship, with each skilled Monster Jam athlete tearing up the dirt with gravity-defying feats in 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks going head-to-head for points in Freestyle, the Skills Challenge, and Racing competitions. Plus, fans can become part of the action by voting for the winner in the Skills Challenge and Freestyle competitions via real-time, in-stadium fan voting on their smartphones. The event takes place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Whiskey Myers in concert
Country rock group Whiskey Myers has come a long way from their start in the small city of Palestine, Texas. They released their debut album in 2008, and each of their first five albums made it further up the Billboard Country charts, culminating in a No. 1 spot for their 2019 self-titled album. Now they've graduated to bigger venues, playing at Dickies Arena in support of their new album, Tornillo.

Spoon in concert
The rock band Spoon is an Austin original led by longtime bandmates Britt Daniel and Jim Eno. They were mostly a regional band for the first 10 years or so of their career until their 2007 album, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, yielded several hits, including "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb" and "Don't You Evah." They'll play at Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall in support of their new album, Lucifer on the Sofa.

Sunday, October 16

KEGL's Freakers Ball featuring Disturbed
For years, festival-style concerts like KEGL's annual Freakers Ball were strictly the domain of Dallas-area venues since Fort Worth didn't have any comparable spaces. But the opening of Dickies Arena changed all that, and now heavy metal fans can get their freak on in Cowtown. Headlining the event is Disturbed, who will be joined by Asking Alexandria, Drowning Pool, Dorothy, and New Years Day.

Shovels & Rope in concert
The folk duo Shovels & Rope - aka husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst - have been together as a musical act for the past 14 years. Their professional partnership was inadvertent, as their 2008 debut album was meant to be a one-off in between solo projects for the two of them. But they found enough success to make the duo permanent, and now, nine albums later, they'll play at Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall in support of their new album, Manticore.

Photo courtesy of Kimbell Art Museum

These are the 12 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend

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It's a pretty big and eclectic weekend in and around Fort Worth, featuring four concerts from artists of all different ages. There will also be a classic car showcase, an encore of one of 2022's best films, a home tour, a family-friendly symphony concert, a Japanese celebration of the full moon, a dance company homecoming, and more.

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.

Friday, September 16

29th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals
The 29th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway will feature over 2,000 rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, imports, and trucks through '97. There will also be NASCAR stock car rides, a Nitro Thunderfest dragster exhibition, a burn out competition, a Summit Super Shopping Experience, a swap meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral, and a kids zone with free arts and crafts, games, prizes, and more. The event takes place through Sunday.

Magnolia at the Modern: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
If you missed your choice to see one of the best-reviewed movies of the year back in July, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is giving you a second chance. Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. When a documentary filmmaker discovers them among the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family. The film will screen seven times through Sunday.

Brothers Osborne in concert
The list of country music duos is long and distinguished, whether it's official duos like Brooks & Dunn, Florida-Georgia Line, or The Judds, or collaborators like Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty, or George Jones & Tammy Wynette. Brothers Osborne have been making a name for themselves, releasing three albums since their debut in 2016. They're also notable for one of the brothers, T.J., being one of the few country musicians to come out as gay, which he did in 2021. They'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.

Saturday, September 17

Wedgwood Historical Association presents Parade of Homes
Wedgwood Historical Association's annual Parade of Homes features now-historic homes where visitors can learn about some of Wedgwood’s earliest residents. Four homes will be featured during this year's event, all of different styles. Proceeds will go toward WHA’s work in education and preservation.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Family Series: "Dancing with the FWSO Stars!"
At this special Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra family concert, kids and family can explore all types of dance music from around the world. From traditional to folk, and from ballet to modern, attendees will hear how an orchestra shakes their bones as they travel through different cultures utilizing the rhythmic power of dance and music. The concert takes place at Bass Performance Hall.

Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents "Perspectives"
The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth will open the 2022-2023 season with "Perspectives," featuring guest artists Díaz Trio with Angela Cheng on piano. Selections will include Schubert's B Flat Trio, Beethoven's Trio In G Major, Mozart's Sonata in G Major K. 301, and Mozart's Piano Quartet in E Flat Major. The concert, taking place at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, is preceded by a pre-concert conversation at 1:15 pm.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Modern by Moonlight: Otsukimi Festival
Modern by Moonlight: Otsukimi Festival is an annual Japanese festival that honors the autumn moon and the season ahead, in recognition of the rich heritage of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s architect, Tadao Ando. In addition to the Modern’s special exhibition, "Women Painting Women," the event features live entertainment by the Dondoko Taiko Japanese Drumming Group, Boyblk, Rizkilla, and Cabus. Japanese-inspired food and beverages crafted by Café Modern are available throughout the evening.

Steve Miller Band in concert
The legendary Steve Miller Band, known for songs like "The Joker," "Livin' in the USA," "Take the Money and Run," "Rock'n Me," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Jet Airliner," "Jungle Love," and "Abracadabra," comes to Will Rogers Auditorium, for a retrospective of their long and distinguished career. Their most recent album was their 2021 concert album, Shady Grove Music Fair (Live '73).

Bruce Wood Dance presents "Homecoming"
Bruce Wood Dance will open their new season with a return to Fort Worth, aptly titled "Homecoming." The program will include Wood's audience favorites Red, which premiered in Fort Worth in 2001; Lovett!, which expresses Wood’s experiences working on ranches, raising horses, roping cattle, and rodeo riding; and excerpts from Joy Bollinger's acclaimed Slip Zone. The performance takes place at W.E. Scott Theatre.

Mike Ryan in concert
Country singer Mike Ryan, a native of San Antonio, may be on the verge of breaking out after a decade of trying to make it in the business. His fourth album, Longcut, is set for release on October 28, and in addition to this concert at Billy Bob's Texas, he'll serve as an opening act for Morgan Wallen at his mega-concert at Globe Life Field in Arlington on October 8.

Sunday, September 18

Kimbell Art Museum presents "Murillo: From Heaven to Earth"
The special exhibition "Murillo: From Heaven to Earth" celebrates the genre paintings of one of the most celebrated painters of the Spanish Golden age: Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. While Murillo is primarily known for his religious subject matter, some of his most iconic works depict secular themes. Comprising approximately 50 works, the exhibition explores themes of youth and age, comedy, romance and seduction, faith and charity, landscape, portraiture, and modern realism. The exhibition will remain on display through January 29, 2023.

Red Hot Chili Peppers in concert
The Red Hot Chili Peppers rose to fame in the early 1990s, but unlike other acts, they haven't stayed tied to that decade. All of their albums have landed in the top 5 on the Billboard 200, with their latest — Unlimited Love, released in April — coming in at No. 1 in multiple countries. And they have another album, Return of the Dream Canteen, due next month. They'll play at Globe Life Field in Arlington.

Kimbell Art Museum presents "Murillo: From Heaven to Earth," starting on September 18.

Murillo: From Heaven to Earth
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'Yellowstone' stars to greet fans at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

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Yellowstone fans, get your comfy shoes ready - there'll be a long line for this one. Cole Hauser a.k.a. "Rip Wheeler" on Yellowstone, and Taylor Sheridan, the show's co-creator, executive producer, and director of the series, will meet fans and sign autographs at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

The event will take place from 4:30-6:30 pm only on Friday, February 3. Location is the 6666 Ranch booth near the south end of Aisle 700 in the Amon G. Carter, Jr. Exhibits Hall.

According to a February 2 announcement from FWSSR, "fans will have the opportunity to snag an autograph as well as purchase some distinctive Yellowstone and 6666 Ranch merchandise while also enjoying all the features the Stock Show offers."

The event is free to attend (with paid Stock Show admission) and open to the public.

It's the second year in a row for Hauser to appear at FWSSR; in 2022, he and fellow cast mates drew huge crowds.

Sheridan, a Paschal High School graduate, is no stranger to Fort Worth; he lives in a ranch near Weatherford and filmed 1883, the prequel to Yellowstone, in and around Fort Worth. Currently, another spinoff, 1883: The Bass Reeves Story, is filming in North Texas.

The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is winding up its 2023 run on Saturday, February 4.

These are the 7 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week

This week in gluttony

A summer heatwave is approaching, and this week’s events offer tasty ways to cool off. Sip and shop a summer vendor market inside a favorite brewery. Sweat it out during a mid-week 5K that comes with light beer and apps. Spend Saturday drinking pink or sampling a mustard-flavored beer. Then pair a good book with beverages and bites during a restaurant and café’s monthly book club meeting.

Tuesday, June 6

Sonoma Summer Wine Dinner at Carrabba’s Italian Grill
The Italian restaurant chain will welcome diners from all over DFW for a four-course summer wine dinner at all locations, including Hurst. Guests will get wines from well-known labels like La Crema, Mark West, Josh, and Kendall Jackson paired with crab and artichoke salad, linguine with crushed tomatoes and grilled chicken, Tuscan-grilled sirloin, and butter cake with berries. The dinner is $55 and begins at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, June 7

Vendor Market at Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.
Sip and shop inside the brewery during this summer vendor market. Admission is $20 and includes a souvenir glass, three beers, and a half pour of a specialty beer, too. There’ll be more than 20 local vendors along with food trucks and live music. The market will run from 5-9 pm.

Global Running Day with Eight Elite Light Lager at Flying Saucer
Get in a mid-week 5K that will begin and end at Flying Saucer downtown. The social run/walk coincides with Global Running Day and commences with an afterparty back at the Saucer. The $20 registration fee includes complimentary appetizers and two drafts of Troy Aikman's Eight Elite Light Lager. Check-in begins at 5:30 pm and the run starts at 6:30 pm.

Saturday, June 10

Rosé All Day Brunch at B&B Butchers & Restaurant
The steakhouse acknowledges "National Rosé Day" with a fancy brunch. Wear your rose-colored glasses, listen to a live DJ, and drink pink with a tasting of four Château d'Esclans rosés for $30. (B&B’s regular brunch menu will also be available.) Those who purchase the rosé tasting will be entered to win a three-liter magnum of Whispering Angel rosé. Reservations are available between 11 am-1:30 pm.

Glizzy Fest at Martin House Brewing
Martin House Brewing and Fletcher's Corny Dogs team up for Glizzy Fest, featuring corny dogs, hot dogs, State Fair treats, beers and seltzers, live music, vendors, and more. They'll debut a special new mustard beer, and a corny dog-eating contest will begin at 2:30 pm. The event runs 12-5 pm and is open to all ages (non-drinkers get in free). A $15 ticket includes four beers and a souvenir pint glass.

Stop & Smell the Rosé Tasting at WineHaus
Sips shades of pink from all over the world during this rosé tasting at WineHaus. The $25 price includes six wines. The tasting will be available anytime between 5-7 pm.

Sunday, June 11

Funky Gets Wild: Book Club at Funky Picnic Brewery & Café
Pair books with bites during Funky Picnic’s new monthly book club, which currently focuses on outdoor and adventure-themed titles. Guests will get happy hour pricing on beer, wine, signature cocktails, and appetizers. The Sunday brunch and regular dining menu will also be available. This month’s book is Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. The book club will meet from 3-4:30 pm.

Concerts in the Garden drones light up this week's 5 hottest Fort Worth headlines

This week's hot headlines

Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines. Looking for the best things to do this weekend? Find that list here.

1. Fort Worth Symphony launches summer concerts with sparkly extra: drones. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra returned with its annual summer concert series, Concerts in The Garden, featuring 11 concerts taking place at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, starting May 26 and running through June 11. And the coolest part of the 2023 series might be the light show: For the first time, they're replacing old-school fireworks with the use of cutting-edge drones.

2. Openings and closings head up this Fort Worth restaurant news roundup. This roundup of dining news around Fort Worth has an opening, a closing, a gofundme campaign, and loads of new menus for summer. Here's what's happening in Fort Worth restaurant news.

3. Decadent desserts in jars from celebrity Top Chef roll in to Fort Worth. Desserts in jars from a celebrity chef are coming to Fort Worth: Jars by Fabio Viviani, a fast-casual dessert brand serving popular desserts in jars, is opening a location in the Trinity Commons/Tom Thumb center, at 3000 S. Hulen St. #150. It'll open in late 2023.

4. 3 Dallas-Fort Worth entrepreneurs rank among Forbes' richest self-made women for 2023. Twelve of the country's 100 most successful female entrepreneurs live in Texas this year, and three of them call Dallas-Fort Worth home. So says Forbes in its 2023 list of America's Richest Self-Made Women, released June 1.

5. 5 tips for stunning beach sand sculptures from 2023 Texas SandFest winners. “Playing” in the sand on the beach isn’t just an activity for children, as proven by the 22 professional sand sculptors from around the world who recently competed in the 26th annual Texas SandFest. Here are five of the pros' top tips for producing a beachfront masterpiece.