FORT WORTH, TX Area
Calendar Events beginning in September
Dates & prices are subject to change. Please confirm all information with the attraction or sponsoring organization.
The Last Wide Open at Circle Theatre
Lina and Roberto have been working together for years but rarely talk. When a late-night thunderstorm finds them alone in the restaurant at closing time, they find their lives intersecting in surprising and mystical ways. The Last Wide Open imagines how the universe conspires to bring us together. Ticket prices vary.
For more information, www.circletheatre.com/thelastwideopen. 230 W. 4th St.
Arlington Music Hall
This popular performance venue is using sanitizing chemicals in the venue prior to all shows. September’s performers include Jim Messina, Billy Bob Thornton & The Box Masters Arielle's Burlesque All Headliners Sow, Bellamy Brothers, Steve Wariner, 1964 Beatles Tribute, John Conlee, Ronnie Milsap, Anna Nalick, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Crystal Gayle.
For more information and tickets, www.arlingtonmusichall.net. 224 N. Center St., Arlington, TX.
Billy Bob’s Texas-Sam Riggs
Tickets $18 & $28. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
Warner Bros. Presents: Bugs Bunny at the Symphony 30th Anniversary Edition
Relive the Saturday mornings of your childhood when Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Wilie E. Coyote, and Road Runner are projected larger than life on the big screen, while the Fort Worth Symphony plays the original scores live. Tickets start at $35.
For more information and tickets, https://bit.ly/3z9g1ct. Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St.
Hip Pocket Theatre presents Walking on Wire (Stories From the Feet)
Devised by the ensemble. Blown sideways, upside down, and all around, our feet carry stories. Click your heels and set your compass for the unpredictable; there’s no place like home. Tickets: Adults $20, Seniors, teachers, military, students $15, children $10. Dinner offered at the HipCafe at 7 p.m. Performance starts at 9 p.m. www.hippocket.org, 817-246-9775. Hip Pocket Theatre, 1950 Silver Creek Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76108.
Stockyards Championship Rodeo
The Stockyards Championship Rodeo is held in the historic Cowtown Coliseum, home of the world’s first indoor rodeo. Their rodeo features timed events such as tie-down roping, breakaway roping, team roping and barrel racing. They also offer the excitement of rough stock events like bull riding, bronc riding, bareback and ranch saddle bronc riding. They are the world’s only year-round rodeo. Rodeos are held nearly every Friday and Saturday night. The doors open at 6 p.m. The rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m. Performances last 1.5-2 hours depending on the number of contestants. Reserved seating: Gold Buckle $55, VIP $45, Silver Spur $40, Gen. Ad. 13+ $30, seniors 60+ $25, children 3-12 $15.
For more information, 817-625-1025, www.CowtownColiseum.com, 121 E. Exchange Ave.
Magnolia at the Modern
This ongoing series features critcally-acclaimed films. This month’s showings: 3,4,5, The Lost Leonardo. 10,11,12 Final Set. 17,18,19 On Broadway. 24,25,26 Language Lessons. Tickets are $10, $8 for Modern members, $7 for Reel People. The Sunday noon shows are half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.
For information on COVID safety requirements, showtimes and information, www.themodern.org/films. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.
September 3-October 2
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at Artisan Center Theater
This dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic work faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. Performance times and prices vary.
For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.
Billy Bob’s Texas-38 Special
Tickets $20, $45 & $65. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
2021 Allstate Kickoff Classic: Stanford vs. Kansas State at AT&T Stadium
Don’t miss your chance to see Stanford take on K-State at 11 a.m.!
For more information and social distancing policies, https://attstadium.com/events/allstate-kickoff-classic-kansas-state-vs-stanford/. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
Labor Day Weekend celebration at Six Flags Over Texas
Come experience Dallas-Fort Worth area’s largest, most thrilling theme park filled with over 45 exciting rides, shows, & attractions. Reservations required and masks are mandatory for all guests over age 2.
For more information and tickets, www.sixflags.com/overtexas. 2201 Rd. Arlington, TX 76011.
2021 Shen Yun: China Before Communism
Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun makes this possible by pushing the boundaries of the performing arts, with a unique blend of stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops, and an orchestra like no other. Be prepared for a theatrical experience that will take your breath away!
Tickets $80-$150. Sat. performances at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. www.ShenYun.com/DFW. 972-744-4650. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, 2351 Performance Dr., Richardson, TX 75082.
Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilion
Sunday Funday is a day of relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. Join up with this family-friendly and laid-back event. Tubes and pedal boats are available to rent along with kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes from Backwoods Paddlesports. Enjoy cold beer, music, friends, food trucks and floating the Trinity River. Check the website for weekly activities including yoga classes and more!
For more information, www.sundayfundayfw.com. 395 Purcey St.
Billy Bob’s Texas-Los Rieleros Del Norte
Tickets $40 $70 & $100. Performance 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
September 5-January 2
Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler: Flora exhibit at The Modern Museum of Fort Worth
Two important new works by Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler, Flora and Bust, both 2017, have joined the Modern’s permanent collection. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Mon. Gen. Ad. adults 18+ $16, seniors 60+ $12, students with an ID, $10, & youths under 18, free. Half-price on Sun. Admission is free on Fri.
For more information about the artists, plus social distancing policies, visit www.themodern.org/exhibition/teresa-hubbard-alexander-birchler-flora. 3200 Darnell St.
Billy Bob’s Texas-William Clark Green
Tickets $18 & $35. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m.www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
“Two Divas & A Piano - Tribute to Elton John & Cher” at Palace Arts Theatre
Let the glamour begin at this dazzling and flamboyant evening of tributes to these two unforgettable artists. Sing along to “Crocodile Rock,” “Believe,” “Saturday Night’s Alright,” “If I Could Turn Back Time” and duets like “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” and “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.” Check venue website for social distancing guidelines.
For more information, https://tickets.grapevineticketline.com/event/two-divas-a-piano-tribute-sept11. 300 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX.
Billy Bob’s Texas-Brett Young
Tickets $40 & $80. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
Eric Clapton in Concert at Dickies Arena
See the guitar legend live and in person! Sing along to his multiple decades of hits: “Cocaine,” “Lay Down Sally,” “After Midnight” and “Layla.” Tickets start at $69.
For more information, https://dickiesarena.com/event/09-13-21-eric-clapton/. 1911 Montgomery St.
You Send Me: A Salute to the Life and Music of Sam Cook at Casa Mañana
Twist the night away in the Reid Cabaret Theatre with the stories and music of the King of Soul, Sam Cooke. Singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and civil rights activist, Cooke fused soul and pop, pioneering the sound for future R&B artists. Sing along to chart-toppers like “Chain Gang,” “Another Saturday Night” and “Cupid.” Tickets start at $65.
For more information, www.casamanana.org/attraction/you-send-me-sam-cooke/. 3101 W. Lancaster Ave.
The 35th Annual GrapeFest in Grapevine
GrapeFest is the largest wine festival in the Southwest U.S. Experience four days of family- friendly festival fun with live music and entertainment on multiple stages, a carnival midway and a shopper’s paradise at local Main St. boutiques, galleries and select vendors! Free admission all day on the 16th!
For tickets and information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapefest. Downtown Grapevine, TX 76051.
Billy Bob’s Texas-Red Shahan
Tickets $16 & $25. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
“Pulling Back the Curtain: Sibelius, Dvorak, and Brian Raphael Nabors” with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Armani-sponsored and globally adored, violinist Ray Chen’s immense talent and viral social media following have placed him in the top echelon of performing artists today. Hear his charismatic take on Sibelius’ stirring Violin Concerto, the stirring passion of the opening romance, the spirited dance of the finale. The concert opens with Brian Raphael Nabors’ 2019 “Pulse for Orchestra,” which musically captures our shared perceptions of the universe’s natural rhythms and concludes with the rugged enthusiasm of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8. Tickets range from $25-$99.
For more information and tickets, http://fwsymphony.org/21-22-season-concerts/21-22-subscriptions-and-series-info/symphonic-series/pulling-back-the-curtain-sibelius-dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k-and-brian-raphael-nabors. Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St.
September 17-19, 24-26
The Slam Bang Story of Ichamore Twerpwhistle at Hip Pocket Theatre
If you were a kid growing up watching TV in North Texas in the 1960s, you might remember a comical character by the name of Icky Twerp. Or maybe you recall a Channel 11 kid’s show called “Slam Bang Theatre.” The inspiring story of Bill Camfield, the creative mind behind the show and the character, is one of hilarity, heartbreak, and even a smidgen of Halloweenish horror... but mostly it’s the hilarity. This show is recommended for all ages.
Tickets: Adults $20, Seniors, teachers, military, students $15, children $10. Dinner offered at the HipCafe at 7 p.m. Performance starts at 8:15 p.m. www.hippocket.org, 817-246-9775. Hip Pocket Theatre, 1950 Silver Creek Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76108.
“Carter Playdate: Little Architects” at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Can you build it? This month, gather with them to read, play, and create exciting new structures together with building toys. Don’t forget your hard hat! This monthly Carter Playdate is a free program for children ages 3 to 5 and their families. Free admission, but reservations are required.
For current safety guidelines, information, and hours, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/events/carter-playdate-little-architects. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Billy Bob’s Texas-Cory Morrow
Tickets $16 & $25. Performance 10 p.m. House Band Begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
Michael Buble in concert at Dickies Arena
Spend an evening with the velvety voice of this beloved singer! Get ready to sing along to his well-executed jazz and swing covers: “Sway,” “Crazy Love,” “Feeling Good,” “Come Fly with Me,” and “Haven’t Met You Yet.” Tickets start at $69.
For more information, https://dickiesarena.com/event/an-evening-with-michael-buble/. 1911 Montgomery St.
Oktoberfest Fort Worth at Panther Island Pavilion
A German festival so authentic you’ll forget you’re in Texas! Enjoy German food, music, dancing, games, biergartens, dachshund races, as well as Spaten and other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country. Ticket prices vary from $5-$15.
For more information, www.oktoberfestfw.com. 395 Purcey St.
Billy Bob’s Texas-Davy Knowles at the 81 Club
Tickets $15 & $25. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
Billy Bob’s Texas-Read Southall Band
Tickets $20 & $30. Performance 10 p.m. House Band Begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
“60th Birthday Bash” at Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Join in their biggest, loudest, boldest party yet! Celebrate their 60th year with a free outdoor event featuring live music with Shakey Graves and DJ Ronnie Heart, make-your-own party favors with Carter Community Artists, talks and tours in the galleries, VIP Carter member experiences, food trucks, beer & wine (available for purchase), and end the night with a fireworks show! Free admission, but you must obtain a free ticket in advance.
For more information, 817-738-1933, https://www.cartermuseum.org/events/60th-birthday-bash. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Oktoberfest Fort Worth Run & Ride at Panther Island Pavilion
Sign up for the 5k, 10k, 20 mile urban ride, Radler 1 mile and the virtual run! Enjoy scenic views of Cowtown, Magnolia, Downtown, Trinity River. All participants will also receive free Race Day Parking, free Karbach Brewing Co. Love Street Blonde Beer (must be 21+ over), Limited edition race shirt, custom finishers medal, free 3 Day Pass to Oktoberfest Fort Worth ($15 SAVINGS), free Beyond Meat Eats, access to Oktoberfest Fort Worth events featuring midway rides, live music, entertainment, shopping, games, competitions, food und bier and free Commemorative Finisher Stein. Dressing in lederhosen is recommended! Sign Entry prices vary from $35-$40.
For more information, www.runproject.org/events/oktoberfest-run-und-ride-race. 395 Purcey St.
2021 Southwest Classic at AT&T Stadium
Don’t miss your chance to see the Arkansas Razorbacks take on the Texas A&M Aggies at high noon!
For more information and social distancing policies, https://attstadium.com/events/2021-southwest-classic-arkansas-vs-texas-am/. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
Blake Shelton in Concert at Dickies Arena
The country music superstar will make his long-anticipated return to the road with his friends: Martina McBride, Tracy Byrd and Trace Adkins. Tickets start at $69.
For more information, https://dickiesarena.com/event/blake-shelton-friends-and-heroes-tour/. 1911 Montgomery St.
Billy Bob’s Texas-Wade Bowen
Tickets $20, $35 & $40. Performance 10 p.m. House Band Begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
September 25-January 9
“Anila Quayyum Agha: A Beautiful Despair” at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Commissioned by the museum, Pakistani-American multidisciplinary artist Anila Quayyum Agha will create an immersive, site-specific sculptural installation and related drawings informed by her multicultural experience. Agha’s sculptures are created from intricately cut steel illuminated by a single light source, dramatically filling the room with ornate patterns of light and shadow.
For more information, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/anila-quayyum-agha-beautiful-despair. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
September 25-January 9
“Imagined Realism: Scott and Stuart Gentling” at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art
The first comprehensive overview of two Fort Worth-based artists, brothers whose prolific and collaborative careers were celebrated within Texas. Exploring a wide range of themes and subjects, from romantic landscapes to formal portraiture to still lifes of 18th-century clothing, the exhibition features more than 160 works including sketches, etchings, watercolors, and oil paintings.
Free admission. For more information, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Dallas Cowboys Football at AT&T Stadium
The Dallas Cowboys regular season home opener on Monday Night Football at 7:15 p.m. at AT&T Stadium against the Philadelphia Eagles. See America’s Team kick off in one of the finest football stadiums in the country.
For more information and social distancing policies, https://attstadium.com/events/cowboys-vs-eagles-2021/. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
Elton John in Concert at Globe Life Field
See the flamboyant performer’s final tour, "Farewell Yellow Brick Road," and sing along with his epic tunes: “Crocodile Rock,” “Rocket Man,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Honky Cat,” “Tiny Dancer” and more! Ticket prices vary.
For more information about the show and venue, https://www.mlb.com/rangers/tickets/events/elton-john. 734 Stadium Dr., Arlington, TX 76011.