These are the 8 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. While not every event takes place off-site, they all promise to provide a nice distraction from everyday life.
Thursday April 15th
The Texas Ballet Theater presents the Poetry of Expression: Part II
The Texas Ballet Theater presents The Poetry of Expression: Part II with new works specially created for a digital format by company dancers in this fully digital mixed repertoire production. The production, which will be available for streaming anytime through April 30th, includes Andre Silvas Bloom and Jiyan Dais Horizon.
Casa Mañana presents Always … Patsy Cline
Based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with her most devoted fan, Louise Seger, this show chronicles the friendship between the unlikely female couple who stayed in touch until Cline’s untimely death. Produced by Wishing Star Productions and running at Casa Mañana through April 25, the show features many of Patsy Cline’s favorite songs, including “Anytime”, “Walkin ‘After Midnight”, “She’s Got You” and “Crazy” . Actors are Jolie Holliday as Patsy Cline and Lana K. Hoover as Louise Seger.
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of classic Broadway
Two Broadway and symphonic pop favorites come together in one evening with the Fort Worth Symphony to repeat classic songs from the golden age of Broadway and beyond. Most popular pieces by Porter, Gershwin, Bernstein, Lloyd Webber and others are sung by Phantom of the Opera stars Lisa Vroman and Doug LaBrecque. After two performances in the first week, there will be one final show on Thursday at the Will Rogers Memorial Center.
Dwight Yoakam in concert
Billy Bobs Texas is celebrating its 40th anniversary with three concerts by Dwight Yoakam. Yoakam’s first three albums in the late 1980s all hit # 1, while it experienced a relative slump in the late 90s and early 2000s. But his last three albums, including Swimmin ‘Pools, Movie Stars … from 2016, have all been higher than anyone else for the past 20 years, which shows that you can never fail a good singer. He will play every night through Saturday.
Friday April 16
6th annual Indie Meme Film Festival
The 6th annual Indie Meme Film Festival is a virtual event featuring more than 20 South Asian feature films, documentaries and short films. Festival badges allow access to all film screenings and questions and answers from filmmakers. From socio-political dramas to animated adventures to concise documentaries, the festival’s mission is to promote socially relevant independent cinema from South Asia. The festival takes place Friday through Sunday until April 25th.
Magnolia in the modern age: Oscar-nominated short films
With the 2021 Academy Awards in just over a week, there’s no better time to qualify for your Oscar pool competition than to watch the nominated films in short film categories. The Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art will alternate between showing all nominees in the Live Action and Animated Shorts categories from Shorts TV. Check the schedule to see when each category will appear.
Jubilee Theater presents Pooled
Jubilee Theater presents the virtual production Pooled. Where is God in your greatest suffering? He’s at the pool. Challenge the community with awkward questions and even more annoying answers. Delsin, whose childhood led him to furiously question God’s motives while seeking spiritual healing in the biblical pool of Bethesda. Is there one? Are you coming with us at the pool? What do you bring to the pool The production can be viewed anytime until May 16.
Sunday April 18th
Exhibition openings of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art will open two new exhibitions on Sunday. “An-My Lê:” On contested terrain “ is the first comprehensive overview of the work of the Vietnamese-American photographer An-My Lê, which contains photographs from a selection of the artist’s five main works, which explore the limits of war and capture these conflict landscapes in beautiful, classically composed photographs. “Photography is art” tells the story of the efforts of American photographers from the late 19th century to explore and proclaim the artistry of photography. This exhibition comes from Carter’s extensive and renowned photography collection and shows how artists have shaped the artistic language of their medium. Both exhibitions can be seen until August 8th.