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One of Texas' top taco rollers has landed in Burleson: Torchy’s Tacos, the Austin-based taqueria chain, opened a location in Burleson at 257 NW John Jones Dr.

According to a release, it opens February 15. Hey that's today.

In case you don't have their history memorized, Torchy’s was founded in Austin 16 years ago as a food trailer by Mike Rypka, who built a menu of tacos with then-experimental flavor profiles. There are now more than 100 locations across Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, Indiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Torchy's signature items include tacos, served on housemade corn or flour tortillas, with an always-new Taco of the Month. There's also an award-winning Green Chile Queso that has its own following, plus margaritas and cocktails.

Menu highlights include:

  • Green Chile Pork featuring pork carnitas, green chiles, and cotija cheese
  • MoFaux, with plant-based, cowboy-style Beyond Beef
  • Trailer Park, with fried chicken, green chiles, lettuce, pico de gallo and cheddar jack cheese (make it “trashy” by removing the lettuce and adding Green Chile Queso)

Breakfast Tacos are served all day, with options like The Wrangler with eggs, brisket, potato, cheese and tomatillo sauce; and Migas with eggs, tortilla strips, green chiles, avocado, pico de gallo, and cheese.

Sides include Juan’s Refried Beans, Street Corn, and guacamole.

Burleson marks the 20th location in the DFW area, and brings their tacos to a previously unexplored area in the southwest quadrant of Tarrant County.

The location comprises 4,120 square feet with an accompanying outdoor patio.

"In 2023, it’s a priority for Torchy’s to continue growing across Texas outside of our hometown in Austin," says Rypka in a statement. "Our new Burleson location will allow us to reach even more taco lovers in the area – we can’t wait to welcome our fans on February 15th for some Damn Good tacos, queso and margs!"

Photo courtesy of Stoney LaRue

Inaugural Fort Worth Music Festival amps up this week's 5 hottest 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. Full lineup revealed for first-ever Fort Worth Music Festival at the Stockyards. The full lineup for the inaugural Fort Worth Music Festival & Conference at the Stockyards has been unveiled, allowing fans and industry insiders to set their schedules to get the most out of the event. Many of the names are Fort Worth favorites.

2. Longtime Fort Worth taqueria heads west in new hot chicken partnership. A longtime Fort Worth taqueria is setting up shop at a new location in an exciting new partnership that brings together tacos and chicken: Acapulco Taqueria, an authentic taqueria that had been open on North Main Street for more than 30 years, is headed west to Willow Park.

3. These are the 14 can't-miss shows in Dallas-Fort Worth theater for February. You know what makes a terrific Valentine's Day present? Theater tickets. And there's no shortage of choices this month, with both Dallas and Fort Worth filling up the calendar with openings. In order of start date, here are 14 local shows to watch this month.

4. Fort Worth Juneteenth crusader Opal Lee honored with portrait at Texas Capitol. Opal Lee, the treasured 96-year-old Fort Worth activist known as "The Grandmother of Juneteenth," now has her portrait hanging alongside other Texas heroes in the state Capitol in Austin. Lee's portrait was unveiled in a ceremony in the Texas Senate chambers on Wednesday, February 8.

5. 5 ways to get your King Cake fix in Fort Worth (without eating King Cake). Mardi Gras in 2023 is February 21, and that means king cake, the flashy seasonal treat that has been a New Orleans tradition since 1870. Fort Worth has creative spinoffs that celebrate the spirit of king cake; here are five.

Acapulco Taqueria

Longtime Fort Worth taqueria heads west in new hot chicken partnership

A longtime Fort Worth taqueria is setting up shop at a new location in an exciting new partnership that brings together tacos and chicken: Acapulco Taqueria, an authentic taqueria that had been open on North Main Street for more than 30 years, is headed west to Willow Park, where it will open at 337 Shops Blvd. #103, inside the Shops at Willow Park.

According to co-owner Javier Tafoya, the new location will open on Monday, February 20.

Acapulco Taqueria was previously at 1515 N. Main St., across the street from the Fort Worth Mercado building, where it was founded by Catalina Bueros in 1989.

Bueros passed the restaurant down to her son Jorge Tafoya, and it's now being operated by third-generation brothers Javier and Ivan Tafoya. It remained in operation until 2022, when it was closed in order to redevelop the property.

Javier says they're thrilled to bring their grandmother's recipes to a new audience.

"We have been looking to expand our brand outside of Fort Worth and believe this is the perfect location," he says.

Acapulco Taqueria is known for traditional Mexican tacos, Acapulco-style shrimp cocktail, and specialty margaritas. That includes breakfast tacos with egg combos like egg, chorizo, & cheese.

Their menu includes quesadillas with cheese or meat, in choices from asada, al pastor, or chicken; tortas & burritos; sopes, flautas, & gorditas; menudo; plus seafood specials like fried tilapia with French fries.

They rotate in taco specials like shredded beef brisket, beef tongue, and chicharron, as well as special salsas such as a pineapple hot sauce. They also have a mobile outlet which they've been setting up in the West 7th area since 2020.

The new location is not simply a move: It'll share space with Hot Chicks Chicken, the fast-casual restaurant from One Entertainment (Landmark Bar & Kitchen, Texas Republic, The Yard, Playground in Fort Worth; Theory Nightclub, Cutie Pies Pizza, Playground Bar in Uptown Dallas) that does Nasvhille style hot chicken and boozy slushies.

Hot Chicks debuted in DFW in 2020, initially as a pop-up concept before opening its first location in Plano, followed by the Willow Park location which it opened in July 2021. (A location near SMU also opened in Dallas in 2022.)

This represents a new partnership between Hot Chicks Chicken and Acapulco Taqueria, who will share the space and serve both menus inside the space.

The new location has been remodeled to showcase both brands. They've added TVs for sports viewing, and will have a brisk happy hour with discounted food and drinks.

“After visiting this Hot Chicks location weekly to get my Nashville hot chicken rice bowl fix, I started thinking what a great location this would be for our taqueria and reached out to the Hot Chicks team," Javier says. "Several discussions later, we decided to roll out a store model with dual brands."

Their ultimate goal: to open more dual-branded locations combining Hot Chicks Chicken and Acapulco Taqueria.

The first week at Willow Park will be a soft opening, and they'll offer free margaritas with every taco plate purchase from Monday-Friday. The first 10 customers on Saturday February 25 also get free tacos for a year.

Photo courtesy of Refinery 714

These are the 9 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week

This week in gluttony

It’s a busy week in Fort Worth with fetes all around, including taco parties, trick-or-treat beer flights, a champagne dinner, and a boho-chic cowboy-themed pop-up with plenty of whiskey cocktails. Don’t miss the perfect taste of a fall with dinner on a farm or make plans for an annual outdoor cigar and spirits tasting that’s growing every year. The weather looks to be perfect for it all.

Tuesday, October 4

The Ultimate Taco Challenge at El Chingon
The Bledsoe Street Mexican restaurant and bar will celebrate National Taco Day with a taco-eating contest. Teams of four can compete to devour 42 tacos. Contestants will have four minutes and 20 seconds to do it, and the fastest team will $500 cash plus a coveted bottle of Don Julio 1942 tequila to be served that night. Check-in for the contest starts at 7 pm and the challenge kicks off at 8 pm. Spectators can enjoy an array of other specials (starting at 3 pm), including a five-taco flight ($9.42), a tequila flight featuring Don Julio 1942, Azuñia, and Casa Noble ($35), a flight of three mini margaritas ($13), shots of Don Julio 1942 ($19.42), and half-off a selection of à la carte tacos.

Date Night Series: Bao Buns Cooking Class at The Table Market & Culinary Studio
Couples will learn how to make various bao buns – a popular Chinese street food – during this hands-on cooking class. On the menu is char sui pork bao and shiitake and water chestnuts bao. The $125 class fee is per couple, and folks may BYOB. Class starts at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, October 5

Trick or Treat Flights at Martin House Brewing Company
The Riverside brewery popular for its creative lineup of flavors will launch four Halloween beers this week. Try them all in a flight of pours paired with candy. The brews include Battle Bats vanilla milkshake IPA, Gummy Ghost strawberry cream sour, Mr. Mummy vanilla toffee crunch stout, and Wicked Wolf peanut butter marshmallow blonde. Flights will be $15 and will come with a treat bag of Halloween candy. Visit from 4-9 pm.

Thursday, October 6

Veuve Clicquot Six-Course Pairing Dinner at B&B Butchers & Restaurant
The ultimate bubbly brand will be featured during this indulgent six-course dinner, set to take place in a private room at the posh Shops at Clearfork steakhouse. Highlights from the seafood-centric menu include oysters three ways, jumbo lump crab cocktail, and pan-seared sea scallops. Dinner is $260 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and begins at 6 pm.

Rhinestone Cowboy Kick-off Party at The Kimpton Harper
Break out the boots and bedazzlers for this boho-western meets disco-themed party that will celebrate the start of The Kimpton Harper’s new Pendleton Whisky pop-up. Located in Refinery 714, the downtown hotel’s 24th floor bar, the month-long pop-up experience will feature glitzy décor, feathers and floral, along with intricate cocktails made with Pendleton Whisky and its sister brand, Dobel Tequila. Try the Calamity Jane, a smoking libation made with rye whisky, dry vermouth, Aperol and yellow chartreuse, or the Lone Ranger, made with tequila topped with bubbles and served in a disco ball tumbler. The kick-off party will feature a costume contest and live DJ music starting at 7 pm. Refinery 714 will be from open from 5-11 pm.

Friday, October 7

Coffee and Tea Crawl
Hosted by the Arlington Public Library, this three-day coffee and tea crawl encourages participants to visit local Arlington coffee shops and bakeries. Hit all four and return your stamped postcard (available at each venue) to the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library for a free mug. Stops include Salter Bros. Coffee Roasters, Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery, White Rhino Coffee, and Inclusion Coffee. Any purchase at each location is good for a stamp, and the promotion runs through Sunday.

Saturday, October 8

Cowtown Taco Throwdown
The inaugural event set to take place at River Ranch Stockyards will feature local taco vendors who’ll showcase their taco best. Tickets ($20 for adults, $10 for kids 6-12) include two tacos with rice and beans, loaded salsa bar, and whiskey tasting (for adults). Or pay $49 for a VIP ticket that includes an open beer and margarita bar. The event will benefit Brotherhood for the Fallen, a non-profit that aids families of officers that have been killed in the line of duty. There’ll also be live music by the Steve Helms band. The party will run from 11 am-5 pm.

4th Annual Cigar & Spirits Tasting
To be held at Panther Island Pavilion, the fourth annual event hosted by Cigar & Spirits Magazine will feature a beer and wine garden, food trucks, live music, and more than 80 cigar and spirit brands to sample. Tickets are $100 per person and the party will run from 5-8:30 pm.

Nash Farm Harvest Moon Supper
Enjoy a 19th century-inspired farm menu during this evening dinner in the meadows of Grapevine’s Nash Farm. Guests will be serenaded by the Lone Star String Band. The $100 per-person ticket includes opening reception, wine paired with dinner, and a souvenir photo. The event begins at 6:30 pm.

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Velvet Taco to bring upscale gourmet tacos to Grapevine in late fall

Taco News

Big-time tacos are coming to Grapevine: Velvet Taco, the Dallas-based taco chain, is opening a location at 440 W. SH 114, in a new commercial center at the former Payton-Wright Ford automotive dealership.

Construction has just begun on the restaurant, which will be a 3,100-square-foot space plus a trademark Velvet Taco patio. Velvet Taco CEO Clay Dover says they're hoping to be open in late 2022.

A concept dedicated to serving upscale tacos in a funky fast-casual setting, Velvet Taco was founded in 2011 on the idea that tacos don't have to be associated with Tex-Mex cuisine and can be made with the same care and quality ingredients one finds at fine dining restaurants.

They opened their first location on Henderson Avenue, and the brand has since grown to 30-plus locations in Texas, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. That includes a location on West 7th Street in Fort Worth. The only other location nearby is The Colony, so this definitely fills a Velvet Taco gap.

Their menu explores multi-cultural boundaries, culling from cuisines such as Asian and Indian in tacos such as spicy tikka chicken, falafel, and Korean fried rice. They also have a strong vegetarian/vegan game with options such as falafel, beer-battered cauliflower, and a clever Nashville hot tofu.

They're also known for their elotes, their signature red velvet cake, and for having cocktails including good margaritas.

The development they're going into includes space for up to five additional restaurant or retail spaces, and will also be home to a location of Rock & Brews restaurant.

Grapevine is not the only area set to get a new Velvet Taco: The chain is also opening restaurants in Grandscape, Allen, and Deep Ellum.

Photo by Kathy Tran

Alamo Drafthouse theater's revival tops this week's 5 most-read Fort Worth stories

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. Former Fort Worth-area Alamo Drafthouse comes alive again under new owner. B&B Theatres, the nation’s largest privately held theater chain, has acquired the former Alamo Drafthouse location in North Richland Hills, with the aim of reopening the theater somewhere around the holiday season in 2022. Located at 8380 Davis Blvd., the theater was opened by Alamo Drafthouse in April 2019, and, after a few fits and starts, it permanently closed in February 2022.

2. Acclaimed chef opens dreamy new global taco restaurant in Bedford. An exciting new taqueria has opened in Bedford from award-winning chef Chetra Chau. Called Dream Tacos, it's a global fusion taco restaurant and bar, which opened on July 4 at 2807 Central Dr., conveniently next to Chau's acclaimed restaurant Chetra's Kitchen Grill & Bistro.

3. Queen of Country Reba McEntire makes rare tour stop in Fort Worth. Country music legend Reba McEntire is extending her arena tour, "Reba: Live in Concert," including a stop at Fort Worth's Dickies Arena on October 14. Tickets for the tour went on sale Friday, July 15.

4. Christmas-obsessed Fort Worth neighbor unwraps new ice skating rink for 2022 holidays. The "Christmas Capital of Texas" is adding a festive new feature for the 2022 holiday season: Grapevine will debut an outdoor ice skating rink along Historic Main Street in November. The 4,500-square-foot outdoor ice rink — which, yes, will be real ice — will open on November 18, and remain operational for 52 days, through January 8.

5. Where to eat in Fort Worth right now: 5 sizzling hot new restaurants to try. 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 former North Richland Hills location of Alamo Drafthouse will be transformed into a B&B Theatres location by the end of 2022.

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'Yellowstone' stars to greet fans at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Yellowstone news

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.

Country superstar Chris Stapleton adds North Texas stop to his all-American tour this fall

Just a Traveler

Chris Stapleton is bringing his “All-American Road Show" back to North Texas this fall. The eight-time Grammy Award-winning country music superstar (who also has 15 CMA and 10 ACM awards under his belt) will stop at Dallas' Dos Equis Pavilion on October 27, 2023.

Stapleton will appear with special guests Nikki Lane and CMT-nominated Charley Crockett.

The new date, announced March 23, will come one year after Stapleton's "Roadshow" concert at Globe Life Field. He'll be playing shows in San Antonio and Austin on October 19 and 20, respectively, and his only other Texas stop (so far) is Corpus Christi, on October 12.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, March 31, at 10 am. Stapleton’s fan club will have early access to tickets and VIP packages with pre-sale starting on Tuesday, March 28, at 10 am through Thursday, March 30, at 10 pm. As the official card of Chris Stapleton’s “All-American Road Show” 2023 tour, Citi cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets starting on Tuesday, March 28, at 10 am until Thursday, March 30, at 10 pm. For complete pre-sale, details visit citientertainment.com.

In addition to the new “All-American Road Show” dates, Stapleton will headline Stagecoach Music Festival on April 30 and will join George Strait for a series of stadium shows with special guests Little Big Town.

The Kentucky-born artist is one of the country’s most respected and beloved musicians. He was recently named the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year for the sixth time, setting the record for most wins ever in the category. Additionally, his most recent album, Starting Over, won Best Country Album at the 67th Annual Grammy's, as well as earning Album of the Year honors at both the 54th Annual CMA Awards and 56th ACM Awards. The record follows Stapleton’s pair of Platinum-certified releases from 2017, From A Room: Volume 1 and From A Room: Volume 2, as well as his x5 Platinum breakthrough solo debut album, Traveller.

In addition to his work as a musician, Stapleton and his wife, Morgane, are founders of the Outlaw State of Kind charitable fund, which supports a variety of causes that are close to their heart. Most recently, their “Kentucky Rising” concert last fall raised over $2.8 million to support flood relief in Eastern Kentucky.

Confirmed tour dates are listed below, including supporting acts and special guests:

April 26: El Paso, TX—UTEP Don Haskins Center*
April 27: Albuquerque, NM—Isleta Amphitheater*
April 29: Los Angeles, CA—Hollywood Bowl – Willie Nelson’s 90th Birthday
April 30: Indio, CA—Stagecoach
May 6: Glendale, AZ—State Farm Stadium†
May 27: Columbus, OH—Buckeye Country Superfest
June 1: Moline, IL—Vibrant Arena at The MARK‡
June 2: Grand Rapids, MI—Van Andel Arena‡
June 3: Milwaukee, WI—American Family Field†
June 8: Syracuse, NY—St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview+
June 9: Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center+
June 10: Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center+
June 15: Spokane, WA—Spokane Arena§
June 16: Bend, OR—Hayden Homes Amphitheater§
June 17: Seattle, WA—Lumen Field†
June 22: Des Moines, IA—Wells Fargo Arena§
June 23: Wichita, KS—INTRUST Bank Arena§
June 24: Denver, CO—Empower Field at Mile High†
July 7: Bangor, ME—Maine Savings Amphitheater§
July 8: Cavendish, PEI—Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 13: Charleston, SC—Credit One Stadium#
July 14: Virginia Beach, VA—Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater#
July 15: Baltimore, MD—CFG Bank Arena#
July 19: Omaha, NE—CHI Health Center**
July 20: St. Louis, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre**
July 21-22: Cullman, AL—Rock the South
July 28: Nashville, TN—Nissan Stadium†
July 29: Nashville, TN—Nissan Stadium†
August 5: Tampa, FL—Raymond James Stadium†
August 10: Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
August 11: Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
August 12: Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
August 17: Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage‡
August 18: Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage‡
August 19: Montreal, QC—Lasso Festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau
August 24: Memphis, TN—FedExForum††
August 25: Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre††
August 26: Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre††
October 5: Charlottesville, VA—John Paul Jones Arena*
October 6: State College, PA—Bryce Jordan Center*
October 12: Corpus Christi, TX—AmericanBank Center Arena+
October 19: San Antonio, TX—AT&T Center+
October 20: Austin, TX—Moody Center+
October 26: Tulsa, OK—BOK Center+
October 27 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion+

*with special guests Margo Price and Nikki Lane
†with George Strait and special guests Little Big Town
‡with special guests Marcus King and The War and Treaty
+with special guests Charley Crockett and The War and Treaty
§with special guests Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and Allen Stone
#with special guests Margo Price and Allen Stone
**with special guests Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and The War and Treaty
††with special guests Marcus King and Allen Stone
+with special guests Charley Crockett and Nikki Lane

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

Weekend Event Planner

Music in its many forms is the theme of the weekend in and around Fort Worth. There will be two events featuring classical music, a local production of a famous musical, three country music concerts, and a K-Pop concert. Also on tap will be staged readings of new plays, a visit from a famous comedian, screenings of an Oscar-nominated film, a chance to peruse local art galleries, and a local theater production aimed at kids.

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, March 23

The Cliburn presents Benjamin Grosvenor
Benjamin Grosvenor has been heralded as one of the most important pianists to emerge from the United Kingdom in several decades. He’s racked up an impressive display of awards in Europe, from Gramophone, Classic Brit Critics’, UK Critic’s Circle, BBC Young Musician Competition, and Diapason d’Or Jeune. He'll play at Kimbell Art Museum.

Arts Fort Worth presents Original Work Series
As part of their Original Work Series, Arts Fort Worth will present staged readings of two new works. Upright Theatre Company will perform Tennessee Wet Rub by Kim E. Ruyle, about an older couple taking shelter in a storm in 1951 who are suddenly met with a young interracial couple whose presence tests their values and compassion. Proper Hijinx will perform Next of Kin by Gabby Wilson, about a girl named Riley Peters who struggles with relationships with her mother and possible new boyfriend.

Amphibian Stage Productions presents Phoebe Robinson
Phoebe Robinson is a multi-talented standup comedian, New York Times best-selling writer, and actress best known as the co-creator and co-star of the hit podcast-turned-TV show, 2 Dope Queens. She also has a second podcast, Sooo Many White Guys, in which she interviews today’s biggest stars and groundbreakers. She'll perform three times through Saturday at Amphibian Stage Productions.

Friday, March 24

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Jake Fridkis in Concert: Schumann, Reinecke, and Liszt
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra principal flute Jake Fridkis steps to the front of the stage to perform Reinecke’s Flute Concerto, a work of nimble grace and charm that showcases the flute’s lyrical and technical capabilities. The evening opens with Schumann’s stately Symphony No. 4 and closes with Liszt’s innovative Les Préludes, the first symphonic poem on record. There will be three performances through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.

Magnolia at the Modern: The Quiet Girl
For the second time in three weeks, Magnolia at the Modern will present a film that was nominated for Best International Film at the 2023 Oscars. The Quiet Girl is set in rural Ireland where nine-year-old Cait is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. Quietly struggling at school and at home, she has learned to hide in plain sight from those around her. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one painful truth. There will be seven screenings through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Artisan Center Theater presents West Side Story
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. The production runs through May 6 at Artisan Center Theater in Hurst.

Triston Marez in concert
A name like Triston Marez conjures up idea of a Latin music superstar, but in reality Marez is an up-and-coming country singer out of Houston who just released his first EP, That Was All Me. In this concert at Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall, Marez will show how he was influenced by singers like Chris LeDoux, Aaron Watson, and Cody Johnson through songs like the title track, “Where Rivers Are Red, Cowboys Are Blue,” and “Dizzy.”

Chris Young in concert
True to his name, country singer Chris Young started at a relatively young age, releasing his debut album at the age of 21. He had five straight No. 1 singles from 2009-2011, and his songs have rarely been outside of the top 10 since. He's released eight albums in his career, most recently 2021's Famous Friends, which features collaborations with Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina, and Mitchell Tenpenny. He'll play on both Friday and Saturday at Billy Bob's Texas.

Saturday, March 25

Fort Worth Art Dealers Association presents Spring Gallery Night
Twice a year, the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association invites the community to take in the visual arts and the community’s unique cultural richness during Gallery Night. Most participants are open from 12-9 pm. Visitors can take a stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event. For a full list of participating venues, click on this link.

Casa Mañana presents Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook
Something terrible happened to Junie B Jones at school today - someone stole her new furry mittens! When Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There’s a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is both Grace and Lucille want him to be their boyfriend. Maybe he will love Junie B. when he sees her wonderful pen. It is okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook … or is she? The production runs through April 9 at Casa Mañana.

Luke Combs in concert
There was no wait-and-see period with country star Luke Combs; he was big out of the gate, going to No. 1 with his 2017 debut album, This One's for You. He maintained that popularity with his next two albums, so there's no reason to think that his just-released fourth album, Gettin' Old, won't have the same success. He'll be joined at this huge concert at AT&T Stadium in Arlington by special guests Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry, and Brent Cobb.

Sunday, March 26

Stray Kids in concert
The success of K-Pop group BTS has seemed to open up the floodgates for other K-Pop groups trying their hand at stardom. The latest group to come to Fort Worth is Stray Kids, an eight-member boy group formed in 2017 when they appeared on the reality show from which they took their name. Their output is prolific, with three EPs released in 2022 and a new album, The Sound, released this past January. They'll perform on both Sunday and Monday at Dickies Arena.

Stray Kids
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Stray Kids will perform at Dickies Arena on March 26 and 27.