These are the 10 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
While many events in and around Fort Worth have either been postponed or canceled during the coronavirus pandemic, organizations have focused on virtual or socially distant events to keep the masses entertained when we need it most.
Below are the best ways to spend your free time this weekend. Although not every event takes place outside the home, they all promise a nice distraction from everyday life.
Thursday March 25th
Thin Line Fest – A virtual popup experience
Thin Line Fest, the largest documentary film festival in Texas, is making a return to virtual pop-up style. The festival features world-class cinema and music delivered directly to viewers, including 27 feature films, 44 short films and 17 musicians, all of which are live-streaming for free. The festival’s virtual platform offers participants the opportunity until Sunday to meet with filmmakers, musicians and other participants in virtual locations between film screenings and performances.
Way to the horse
Road to the Horse calls on the world’s best riders to build a partnership with an untrained 3-year-old American Quarter Horse over three intense days of competition. Fans experience the entire journey, from the selection of the stallions to the final obstacle challenge. Road to the Horse, which runs through Sunday at Cowtown Coliseum, features a $ 100,000 wallet and the competition is competing for the most coveted equestrian title.
The Texas Ballet Theater Presents “The Poetry of Expression: Part I”
The Texas Ballet Theater will present new works specially created for a digital format in its first fully digital mixed repertoire production. The production shows The Story of You by Carl Coomer, in which the audience can follow the dancers on a journey of self-discovery and expression through the concrete and the abstract. and VREC by Riley Moyano, where viewers can experience an adventure through dimensions and experience different locations and dance styles. The production can be streamed until April 9th.
Casa Mañana presents tuna
For more than 30 years, residents of Tuna, the third smallest town in the great state of Texas, have made audiences laugh and cry in this hilarious comedy about small town morals and more. The play shows popular tuna characters such as Arles Struvie, Thurston Wheelis, Didi Snavely, the whole Bumiller family, Aunt Pearl and Vera Carp, everyone’s favorite neighbor. Produced by Wishing Star Productions, this show will run at Casa Mañana through April 4th.
Friday March 26th
Magnolia in the Modern Age: The Human Voice and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Magnolia at the Modern will feature a dual role for The Human Voice, a short film depicting Pedro Almodóvar’s English-language debut. and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, a revised version of Almodóvar’s international breakthrough from 1988. The Human Voice is an adaptation of the play by Jean Cocteau, in which Tilda Swinton’s exciting lead makes the 30-minute short film as emotionally fulfilling as any feature film. There will be five screenings at Fort Worth’s Modern Art Museum through Sunday.
Saturday March 27th
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden presents the Japanese Spring Festival
The Fort Worth Botanical Gardens Japanese Spring Festival celebrates the Year of the Ox. The family-friendly event, sponsored by the Fort Worth Japanese Society, features traditional Japanese performances, dining, and more in the garden. The festival takes place on both Saturday and Sunday.
The Fort Worth Art Dealers Association presents the Spring Gallery Night
Twice a year, the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association invites the community to experience the visual arts and unique cultural richness of the community during Gallery Night. Most of the participants are open from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors can take a stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail stores, and restaurants in the area and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event. This year’s Fort Worth Spring Gallery Night begins with Spring Gallery Week. To encourage smaller crowds and visitor safety, visitors are invited to explore the participating venues from March 27 to April 3.
DNAWORKS presents the Fort Worth Lynching Tour: The Memory of Fred Rouse
Fort Worth arts and services organization DNAWORKS will offer a bike and car tour of four locations linked to Fred Rouse’s lynching on December 11, 1921. The tour, which begins in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, is powered by an augmented reality app that allows attendees to identify the locations associated with Mr. Rouse’s lynching. She offers creative responses from local and national artists who share their perspectives on the sites through music, dance, poetry and visual arts. There are bike tours on Saturdays and car tours on Sundays until May 2nd.
Monster Jam fans witness a fierce battle for the event championship as every seasoned Monster Jam athlete rips the dirt up with anti-gravity feats in 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks that compete against each other in the Freestyle Skills Challenge To get points. and racing competitions. The All-Star Truck line-up at the AT&T Stadium on Saturday and Sunday marks the first time in regular competition that the three Anderson siblings will compete against each other in the same Monster Jam event.
Casting crowns in concert
The Christian rock band Casting Crowns has been at the forefront of the Christian music scene for 20 years. Each of their eight studio albums, including 2018’s Only Jesus, reached at least number 2 on the Billboard Christian chart, and six of the eight reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200. They will be performing a special outdoor concert in the parking lot outside Globe Life Field in Arlington.