These are the 7 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
It’s the long Easter holiday weekend, and while many events in and around Fort Worth have either been postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizations have focused on virtual or socially distant events to keep the crowds entertained.
From blockbuster concerts to holiday parties, here are the best ways to spend your free time this weekend. All of this promises a nice distraction from everyday life.
Thursday April 1st
Hyena presents TJ Miller
TJ Miller has been diligent in making people laugh for over 15 years and is driven by the altruistic ideal that life is fundamentally tragic and the best he can do is a short-lived escape from this tragedy, the pervades everyday life through comedy. Miller, known for starring in Silicon Valley, the Deadpool series and the How to Train Your Dragon series, will perform three times in Hyena’s Fort Worth through Friday.
The Gatlin Brothers in concert
Billy Bobs Texas will begin its month-long 40th anniversary celebration with a group that has been around as long as the venue itself, The Gatlin Brothers. Larry Gatlin and his brothers have a 42 year history in music publishing, from 1979 Straight Ahead to 2015 The Gospel According to Gatlin. They even released an album called Live at Billy Bob’s Texas in 2004. They will play a special one night only concert.
Friday April 2nd
2020 US Olympic Team Trials – Wrestling
It’s a bit strange that an event in 2021 should be called the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, but here we are in this insane pandemic. USA Wrestling and the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee will present the wrestling attempts over two days in the Dickies Arena. Trial winners can represent the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, August 1-7, 2021.
The Museum of Modern Art in Fort Worth presents FOCUS: Wael Shawky
In this special exhibition, the artist Wael Shawky presents a film from his ambitious trilogy Cabaret Crusades as well as new and related drawings and sculptures. As with many of his works, Shawky uses a multimedia presentation to examine the ambiguities between history and myth in order to challenge the authority of history. Shawky’s projects combine artistic imagination and supposedly accurate facts. This mixture of truth and fiction raises questions about the role of history – and the prejudices of those who write it – in forming longstanding national identities and geographies. The exhibition, Shawky’s first exhibition in the American Southwest, will run through June 20th.
Magnolia in the modern age: French exit
“My plan was to die before my money ran out,” says 60-year-old penniless Manhattan celebrity Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer), but things didn’t go as planned. Her husband Franklin has been dead for 12 years. After his legacy disappears, she takes the last of her possessions and decides to spend her twilight days anonymously in a borrowed apartment in Paris, accompanied by her directionless son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges). and a cat named Small Frank – who may or may not embody the spirit of Frances’s dead husband. The film will be shown five times through Sunday at the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum.
Hank Williams Jr. in concert
The second concert in Billy Bob’s 40th anniversary in Texas will feature the legendary Hank Williams Jr. In his 57-year career, Williams has sold over 70 million albums worldwide, eight of which went to No. 1 on the Billboard Country Charts, had countless hits and was the longtime voice of the Monday Night Football theme song. He will play two shows – a Friday and a Saturday.
Sunday April 4th
Whether you enjoy Easter brunch in a restaurant or take away, there are plenty of options for groups of all sizes. Here is our list of the best restaurants in the Fort Worth area for Easter dishes.