FORT WORTH, TX Area
Ongoing Events happening in our Community

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Ongoing Events

“Carter Collection” at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Carter houses one of the great collections of American art, from historical landscapes captured on canvas to city streets seen through the lens of a camera. Anchored by iconic masterworks from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the collection includes a range of artists, mediums, and styles, providing countless ways to explore and understand American creativity. They regularly change out these works, so each time you visit, you’ll encounter something new. Admission free. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon.

 

For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/carter-collection. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

“Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 34” is at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Amon Carter has commissioned a large scale, site-specific installation of more than eighty miles of multicolored thread by internationally celebrated Mexican born, Dallas-based artist Gabriel Dawe. Enjoy the transformative power of Dawe’s sculptural marvels, which he weaves from thousands of thin strands. They look like frozen light and Technicolor vaporous mist, drawing attention to the majestic architecture and natural light of the museum’s Atrium. Admission free. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon.

 

For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

The Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon.

 

For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

The Kimbell Art Museum - Public Tours

Join knowledgeable docent guides for regularly scheduled tours focusing on the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Permanent Collection: Wednesdays, 2 p.m., Sundays, 3 p.m. Architecture Tours: Two Buildings, One Museum Saturdays, 2 p.m. No reservations are required. Admission is required for non-members to visit paid special exhibitions: $18 adults, $16 seniors 60+, $16 students with ID, $14 children 6-11, children under 6 are free. Museum hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon.

 

For more information, www.kimbellart.org/learn/gallery-tours/public-tours. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Fort Worth Zoo

The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 1 zoo in North America by USA Today, the Best Zoo in Texas by Yahoo Travel, the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide, the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey and a top 10 zoo or aquarium by FamilyFun magazine and TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards. Home to more than 7,000 animals, the Zoo is in the second of a four-phase, $100-million master plan. The first phase, African Savanna, opened in April 2018. The second, Elephant Springs, will open in 2021. The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than one million visitors a year. Fort Worth Zoo has limited admission, at this time, due to Covid-19. Everyone (except children 2 and younger) must have a reservation that was made online prior to arrival at the Zoo (ticket booths will be closed). Reservations become active and available on the website 3 days prior to the day you visit. A limited number of people will be admitted each day and restaurants, shops and attractions will operate at a limited capacity. Signage throughout the Zoo will remind guests of the importance of social distancing, wearing masks and handwashing; markers on the ground at exhibits will indicate social distancing placement. Masks are required for all guests 10 years of age or older and space is limited.

 

Admission $16 13+, $12 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Open 365 days a year! Hrs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. See website for holiday hours. 817-759-7500, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.

Fort Worth Museum of Science & History - 
“DinoLabs” Exhibit–Closed Indefinitely

See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s reimagined exhibit, “DinoLabs.” Who knew you could find dinosaurs in your own backyard? “DinoLabs” and “DinoDig®” bring the fascinating story of dinosaurs discovered in North Texas to life with full articulations of dinosaur skeletons native to the region and a dig site replicating a local paleontological field site. What did dinosaurs look like when they roamed the earth, millions of years ago? Filled with cutting-edge technology and treasured artifacts from the Museum’s paleontology collection, this updated exhibit will enthrall, entertain and engage. Did they have scaled skin in muted colors that provided exactly the right kind of camouflage? Did they have feathers? Were they brightly colored and vivid? Science tells us the answer to these questions is yes! With “DinoGlow” you can imagine how. Tickets $16 adults, $13 ages 2-18. Hrs. Sat. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sun, noon-4 p.m.

For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org/dinolabs-dinodig. 1600 Gendy St.

Fort Worth Museum of Science & History - 
IMAX Experience–Closed Indefinitely

See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. 

 

See website for details and for the complete list of show times. 817-255-9540, www.fwmuseum.org/exhibit/omni-theater. 1600 Gendy St.

Fort Worth Museum of Science & History - 
9/11 Tribute Exhibit–Closed Indefinitely

See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. The beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. noon-4 p.m..

 

For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org.

1600 Gendy St.

Fort Worth Stockyards Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive

Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near RFD TV’s Gift Store. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays.

 

For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com.

Along E. Exchange Ave. 

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1:15 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:30 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m.

 

The Grapevine one-hour train excursion departs at noon or 2 p.m. and it does not travel to the Fort Worth Stockyards. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3185, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad.

Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, open noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The main gardens are open daily from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.  last admission sold at 3:15 p.m. to allow adequate time in the garden. Ticket prices are $12 adults ages 16-64, $6 ages 6-15, $10 ages 65+. Please know the Tarrant County requirement for masks will be enforced, which means visitors and employees will not be allowed entry without an adequate face covering. However, wearing masks while outdoors in the Garden is still optional. Online ticketing is in place, allowing contactless payments. The Trellis Gift Shop, located inside the Garden Center, will be open with limited capacity, seven days a week. The Treasure Tree Gift Shop, located in the Japanese Garden, will only be open on Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Rock Springs Café is currently open seven days a week, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Please contact the café at 817-366-1100 for more information.

 

To purchase tickets, or to reserve a time, www.fwbg.org/covid-19. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
 

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $6 adults 13-64, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Nature Center & Refuge hrs. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Hours vary for special events.

 

For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.

The National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. The grand new gallery space tells the story of the relationship between women and horses through interactive exhibits, beautifully displayed artifacts, and a breathtaking dramatic media production that encompasses the space and allows the visitor to feel like they are standing in a herd of magnificent horses. Hrs. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sun., Mon. & major holidays. See web site for details. Admission $10 for 13+, $7 for seniors 65+, $4 children 4-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. Free parking with a paid Cowgirl admission.

 

For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.

Fort Worth Trinity Park's Log Cabin Village

The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. You must reserve tickets online prior to visiting. Hrs. Tues.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Closed Sun. & Mon. Admission $5 per person. Free for ages 3 & under. 

 

For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org.

2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.

Grapevine Farmers Indoor Market

Shop local and eat healthy with locally-grown produce and products. The market features a variety of vendors of home decor, collectibles and more. Open Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Town Square Gazebo. Free admission.

 

For more information, 817-527-7446, www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com.

520 S. Main St., #203, Grapevine, TX 76051.

Fort Worth Museum of Science & History - “Live at the Noble”–Closed Indefinitely

“Live at the Noble” is an original Fort Worth Museum of Science and History production and your gateway to the universe. Join their cosmic guides on a journey through space and time as they tour the “Texas Sky Tonight” and the cosmic neighborhood in “Our Solar System.”

817-255-9540, www.fwmsh.org/noble-planetarium-shows. 1600 Gendy St.

Six Flags Over Texas has reopened to the public!

Six Flags Over Texas has reopened to the public! New safety measures and hygiene protocols, and new technology systems are in place to protect guests and employees for big time summer fun. It is time to get reacquainted with the Biggest Thrills in Texas! Reservations are required before entering the park.

 

New park hours vary, see website for more details and to reserve a park time, www.sixflags.com/overtexas. Six Flags Over Texas, 2201 Rd. to Six Flags, Arlington, TX 76011.

Every Friday

Themed Carter Collection Tour at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Museum is open to the public with limited capacity and new safety measures such as required masks for all staff and guests. The museum is in close collaboration with peer institutions and is following recommendations of health and safety officials nationwide. Connect with works from the collection with an unexpected perspective. The docent-led tour you will introduce you to artworks from a special exhibition or the collection connected by a fun theme. Tour begins at 4 p.m. every Friday at the Information Desk. Free admission. Reservations are not required.

 

For more information, 817-738-1933, https://bit.ly/2Z6skFn. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Fridays & Saturdays

Four-Day Weekend Comedy–Closed Indefinitely

This multi-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music into their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $25. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.

 

For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.

Most Every Sunday

The Cowtown Opry

The Cowtown Opry performs on the steps of the Historic Livestock Exchange Building in the Fort Worth Stockyards celebrating the rich musical legacy of Texas and the American West.

 

Free to the public, 2 p.m. www.cowtownopry.org. 817-366-9675. 

131 E. Exchange Ave.

Throughout April

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Currently, the museum is temporarily closed due to changing pandemic conditions and damage from the winter snowstorm. They are offering many different free online options for staying connected that are found on the Museums website.

 

For information on the museum reopening, 817-255-9300, www.fwmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
 

April 1-2, April 15-30

“Mixed Repertoire I” presented by Texas Ballet Theater

Texas Ballet Theater will present new works created specifically for a digital format in its first all-digital mixed repertoire production. Patrons can enjoy The Story of You and VREC March 18-April 2, through the viewing portal on TBT’s website. Bloom and Jiyan’s piece will run April 15-30. Tickets are $30 per household and give unlimited access to both titles.

 

For more information, 817-665-6000, https://texasballettheater.org/performance/2021-mixed-rep-1/. 525 Commerce St.

Through April 4

Greater Tuna at Casa Mañana Theater

For more than 30 years the denizens of Tuna, the third smallest town in the great state of Texas, have been making us laugh and cry in this hilarious comedy of small town morals and more. If you haven’t seen Greater Tuna, then this is your chance! Mature Audiences only. Performance times and ticket prices vary.

 

For information, 817-332-2272, www.casamanana.org. 3101 W. Lancaster Ave.

Through April 18

“Meditations: Eleanore Mikus at Tamarind" at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The more you look, the more you see. Beginning in the 1960s, artist Eleanore Mikus (1927–2017) created monochromatic, contemplative abstractions that respond to the light and shadows of their surroundings in an almost sculptural way. These experimental compositions draw you in, rewarding those willing to linger in front of her subtle, sometimes puzzling, pieces with moments of peaceful calm. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and select holidays.

 

For more information, 817-989-5064, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/meditations-eleanore-mikus-tamarind. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through April 30

Texas Sculpture Association Annual Show in Grapevine Texas at the Tower Gallery

The Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes the Texas Sculpture Association’s (TSA) Annual Membership Show to the Grapevine CVB’s Tower Gallery. Participating this year are artists from around the state showing original artwork in a variety of sculptural media. Free.

 

For more information, https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/event/texas-sculpture-association-annual-show/31455/. S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.

Through May 16

Shirin Neshat exhibit: “I Will Greet the Sun Again” at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

See approximately 30 years of the artist’s video works and photography that investigate her passionate engagement with ancient and recent Iranian history. The experience of living in exile and the human impact of political revolution are also explored by Neshat. Tickets $16 adults, 13+, $10 students with ID & seniors 60+ $12. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. In developing appropriate visiting protocols, the Museum will follow the recommended guidelines of the CDC and state and local government officials including mandatory face masks for all staff and guests over 2 years of age. All in-person education programs, including docent-led tours, have been suspended until further notice; find current online opportunities here, www.themodern.org/online-learning-programs. Hrs. Tues.-Sun.. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. open until 8 p.m., closed Mon.

 

For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org/exhibition/shirin-neshat-i-will-greet-sun-again. 3200 Darnell St.

Through Fall, 2022

“James Surls, Seven and Seven Flower (1998)” at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The acclaimed Texas artist transformed pine and steel into writhing blossoms suspended in space to evoke a dynamic relationship between the earthly and the spiritual. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and select holidays.

 

For more information, 817-989-5064, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/james-surls-seven-and-seven-flower. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through December

“In The Night Garden” exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Immerse yourself in a colorful botanical world full of giant insects, flowers, and plants created by Houston–based artist and Rice University professor Natasha Bowdoin. Inspired by the Carter’s collection and the artist’s abounding interest in literature, from fairytales to transcendental poetry, it offers a moment to pause and reimagine our relationship to the natural world. Free admission.

 

For current safety guideline information and more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/night-garden. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

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