FORT WORTH, TX Area
Calendar Events beginning in August
Dates & prices are subject to change. Please confirm all information with the attraction or sponsoring organization.
“Stocktoberfest” in Mule Alley in the Fort Worth Stockyards
Featuring Wrangler & King Ranch, live music performances, Heritage Club giveaways, craft beverage services, shopping, dining specials, discounts galore and radio remote broadcasts. https://fortworthstockyards.com/events/stocktoberfest-2020/. 817-625-9715. 131 E. Exchange Ave.
October 2, 9, 16, 17, 18
“Levitt Living Room Series” presented by Levitt Pavilion
The normal free concert series has gone virtual due to COVID-19. Concerts will be streamed live through the Levitt Pavilion Facebook page Show seating may be limited. Performances at 8 p.m.
For more information, www.levittpavilionarlington.org/events/. 100 W. Abram St., Arlington, TX.
October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 30, 31
Stockyards Championship Rodeo
Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Preferred box seats $45, VIP $35, reserved box seats $30, Gen. Ad. $25, seniors 60+ $18 & children 3-12 $12. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
28th Annual New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail in Grapevine Texas
Toast the good life with a New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail passport for winery tasting rooms. Participants must be age 21 or older. No refunds will be issued. This event will take place rain or shine. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass, three tastings of wine and one food item at each participating winery tasting room.
For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/events/new-vintage-wine-gallery-trail/. 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, TX 76051.
October 3-November 1
“Brick-O-Treat” at Legoland Discovery Center in Grapevine Texas
Treat the kids to spooky, kooky, bricktastic fun for Halloween! Jump inside the world’s spookiest box of LEGO® bricks at the only Halloween Party that’s built for kids! The LEGO® FUNgineers will make the attraction boo-tiful and are planning awesome activities around every creepy corner!
For more information and hours, https://dallasfw.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/whats-inside/events/brick-or-treat-1/. 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, TX 76051.
Stage West Theatre
Stage West Theatre traditional stage productions will be temporarily placed on hold until further notice however, they are offering some virtual events online for all to enjoy. October Playlets are short plays, performed live, and streamed to your digital device. The plays are: Boredom, Fear and Wine, Hey Stranger, and Intro to Fiction. The cost is $25 for all the shows per evening. Link will be sent 30 minutes prior to showtime. Performance times vary.
For more information and to buy tickets, www.stagewest.org/season/october-playlets. 821/823 W. Vickery Blvd. in Fort Worth.
October 9-November 7
Ella Enchanted at Artisan Center Theater
Based on the Newbery-winning book and popular film, Ella Enchanted is a modern musical twist on the Cinderella story as Ella seeks to find her own voice and live as her true self. Performance times vary. Tickets $10-$15.
For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.
Randy Rogers with Brady Black & Geoffrey Hill concert at Levitt Pavilion
Proceeds from the concert tickets will help Levitt Pavilion Arlington present free concerts. Tickets are sold in reserved squares of eight for $280 - $35 per person. Concert gates open at 6 p.m. Local artists, September Moon, perform at 7 p.m. Randy Rogers and Brady Black performance is at 8 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. No outside food and drink allowed. Concessions will be sold at the concert, including beer and wine. Concertgoers are required to wear a mask unless eating and drinking in their squares.
For more information and to buy tickets, 817-543-4308, www.levittpavilionarlington.org/events/. 100 W. Abram St., Arlington.
“Frank Sinatra – The Second Century” at Casa Mañana in the newly rearranged Reid Cabaret Theatre
Frank Sinatra is an icon for the ages – one of the rare show business beacons who continues to shine even in his second century. Sung by some of New York’s hottest musical theatre stars, you’ll hear the hits such as “That’s Life!” One For My Baby,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “Theme From New York, New York” and “My Way.” Social distancing and strict safety guidelines are in place and patrons will be required to wear masks. Performance times and ticket prices vary.
For information, 817-332-2272, www.casamanana.org. 3101 W. Lancaster Ave.
Symphony Arlington presents Alex McDonald, pianist
Performances are: ROSSINI, Overture to The Italian Girl in Algiers, BEETHOVEN, Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, and BEETHOVEN, Symphony No. 4 in B flat Major. Performance at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15-$45.
For more information and to purchase tickets, www.symphonyarlington.org. Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St., Arlington, TX 76011.
Beethoven’s “Pastoral” presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
Beethoven’s deep love of nature-inspired his 6th Symphony, and he famously said this work was “more an expression of feeling than painting.” Be swept away to the countryside as you hear musical scenes depicting the bird calls near a brook, a peasant’s dance, a thunderstorm, and a shepherd’s prayer. Due to COVID-19 mandates, seating capacity and inventory for this performance may be limited.
For more information, 817-665-6000, www.fwsymphony.org/concerts-tickets/subscriptions-and-series-info/symphonic-series/beethovens-pastoral. 3401 W. Lancaster Ave.
October 16, 17, 30, 31
Cabaret Series at Theatre Arlington
The stage might be dark, but you can still hang out with some of the best Theatre Arlington talent for a relaxed evening of music and fun! Performances vary, mature audiences only. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for concessions. Showtime 8 p.m. Tickets $15 at the door or $17 online, includes $2 online ticket processing fee. Reservations strongly suggested and seating is limited.
For more information, www.theatrearlington.org. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
Fort Worth Zoo presents: “Boo Thru the Zoo”
For the first time ever, the zoo is inviting guests to drive their own vehicle through the Zoo’s main path, and even several behind-the-scenes areas of some of their most popular animal exhibits, while enjoying music, costumed characters, entertainment, treats, and encounters with wildlife along the way! Advance ticket purchase is required for members and nonmembers. Members will receive 10% off tickets, food, and beverage. Guests will purchase tickets for a designated arrival time slot. Zoo Members $45, non-members $50 per vehicle. Slots are 4:30-7:30 p.m.
For information, 817-759-7555. To register, www.fortworthzoo.org/boo-at-the-zoo, 1989 Colonial Parkway.
Billy Bob’s Texas-Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen: Hold My Beer and Watch This Tour
Tickets $20, $40 & $50. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame Ranch Rodeo hosted by Red Steagall in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Although the Cowboy Gathering’s trade show, western swing music, cowboy poetry and chuckwagon cookoff have been postponed, The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and Red Steagall will keep the spirit of the celebration of western heritage. The event is scaled back to meet the COVID-19 restrictions and safe distancing, but it still features teams invited from 14 to 30 Prestigious Ranches in Texas and Oklahoma. Proposed events are Ranch Bronc Riding, Wild Cow Milking and Barrel Racing. The event will be televised by The Cowboy Channel. Ticket packages available online, www.stockyardsrodeo.com.
For more information, 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
“Soul Men” presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
Celebrate the music of legendary artists Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, James Brown, Otis Redding, The Temptations, Al Green and others in an evening of soulful rhythms. Featured hits include “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Try a Little Tenderness,” “You Make Me Feel Brand New,” and “I Only Have Eyes For You.” Due to COVID-19 mandates, seating capacity and inventory for this performance may be limited.
For more information, 817-665-6000, www.fwsymphony.org/concerts-tickets/subscriptions-and-series-info/pops-series/soul-men. 3401 W. Lancaster Ave.
14th Annual Benefit Bash for PMR Charity
J. Gilligan’s Bar & Grill hosts the 14th Annual AAF-Fort Worth Benefit Bash for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Charity beginning at 7:30 p.m. The premier Beatles tribute band, A Hard Night’s Day, leads this year’s bash again. Dr. Omar Selod founded PMR Charity to provide financial assistance to those who cannot afford to pay for their medical needs. The Fort Worth branch of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), one of the oldest running professional service organizations in the U.S., puts this benefit together. Suggested donation is $10 at the door. 400 E. Abram, Arlington, TX 76010.
“Virtual Art Mashup: Pose & Post” at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Redefine what “art” means as you are brought a mashup of different themes and creative activities LIVE via the Museum’s Facebook page. Go on a virtual exploration of the Carter online or during your next visit. This month, examine the “Acting Out: Cabinet Cards” and the “Making of Modern Photography” exhibition. Event 1-2 p.m.
For more information, 817-989-5013, www.cartermuseum.org/events/virtual-art-mashup-pose-post. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
October 30-November 1
Mozart’s final symphony, “Jupiter,” presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
Named for the king of the gods, Mozart’s sublime final symphony, “Jupiter,” is uplifting, and transcendent. And Karen Gomyo’s virtuosic violin talents will be on full display. Due to COVID-19 mandates, seating capacity and inventory for this performance may be limited.
For more information, www.fwsymphony.org/concerts-tickets/subscriptions-and-series-info/symphonic-series/mozart-s-jupiter-symphony-bernsteins-serenade, 817-665-6000. 3401 W. Lancaster Ave.
Grapevine Rails: “Witches Brew Express” in Grapevine, TX
Welcome aboard the 5th Annual Witches Brew Train for an evening of brew and food. The haunting begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception on the platform with music, food and beverages. Boarding will begin at 7:05 p.m. Tickets include 2 craft brews, with additional available for purchase, heavy hors d’oeuvres, souvenir mug and special entertainment. Wear your best costumes, if you want, and join in the fun! Adults 21 and older. Train departs at 7:20 p.m.
For more information www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad/events/witches-brew/. Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.