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

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. with the first and last hour of the day reserved for GROW members only, 8-9 a.m. & 5-6 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 adults ages 16-64, $6 ages 6-15, $10 ages 65+. Reservations are required and guests must purchase a ticket or make a member reservation online for a specific date and time to visit. Tickets will not be available onsite. Visitors will be capped and will be timed in 60-minute blocks. Guests need to arrive within 15 minutes of their selected time and access to buildings will be limited to restrooms only. Masks are strongly encouraged but not required.

 

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!

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.

Through December 12

“RESIST COVID/TAKE 6!” exhibition at The Modern Museum of Fine Art

This public art campaign by artist Carrie Mae Weems communicates healthcare messaging and combats the spread of COVID-19. This multi-city project is being led in Dallas-Fort Worth by Dallas Contemporary and a consortium of museums, including the African American Museum of Dallas, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, The Nasher Sculpture Center, and more. The title RESIST COVID/TAKE 6! is an allusion to the recommended six feet of separation in social distancing. In this initiative, Weems marries her photographs and healthcare guidelines to spread life-affirming messages, while also paying homage to front-line and essential workers. Expect 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.

 

For more information, www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.

Through December 22

The Naughty List at Stage West

Regular indoor productions will be temporarily placed on hold until further notice. They are offering an outdoor and streaming production for December. The lists have been made, but check them twice, because someone’s been naughty who should’ve been nice! This limited engagement, outdoor live performance is a reimagined coming-of-age story featuring your favorite holiday icons. With healthy doses of magic, music, and mischief, this yuletide romp is a flurry-filled race to save the holidays! Admission $20 and $10 for 12 and under. Streaming option $30. Performance 7 p.m. and days vary.

 

For more information and details on seating and streaming access, www.stagewest.org. 821/823 W. Vickery Blvd. in Fort Worth.

Through December 23

Grapevine Rails: “North Pole Express” in Grapevine

Experience the magic of Christmas aboard Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express®, presented by Great Wolf Lodge. Their elves are hard at work preparing for a special experience onboard the North Pole Express, and they are following current COVID-19 safety precautions. Train departure times and ticket prices vary.

 

For more information and to purchase tickets, https://bit.ly/3kmJwQD. Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.

Through December 27

Dismay In A Manger at Texas Star Dinner Theater

There is dismay in the manger at the annual Christmas Pageant rehearsal! Mayor Rufus Yates has written a horrible holiday havoc, and he’s cast the show in a manner that has everyone’s secrets at risk. This is one interactive murder mystery dinner experience that will put the “Ho Ho Ho” into your Holidays! Show times may vary according to date. Dinner & show $59.95 + tax, gratuity not included.

 

For more information and to purchase tickets, www.texasstardinnertheater.com. 816 South Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.

Throughout December

The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

The re-opening of The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History continues. Currently, you can experience the Atrium as well as new galleries in Innovation Studios and fun, family programs in the Oak Rooms. The Children’s Museum, DinoLabs, Energy Gallery, the Omni, and the second floor are currently closed, but will be reopening after configuring for safety in the coming months. While the Museum is partially open, they are offering a discounted admission price of $9. New hours, Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with a Members-only hour from 10-11 a.m., Sun. noon-4 p.m..

 

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

Through January 2, 2021

Gift of Lights.

Bring the family to enjoy Texas Motor Speedway’s Christmas lights display from the warmth, comfort & safety of your own car.

 

For more information, www.texasmotorspeedway.com/events/gift-of-lights/. 3545 Lone Star Circle.

Through January 3, 2021

Luminova Arlington

This is a holiday lights spectacular with 270,000 sq. ft. of immersive indoor and outdoor entertainment at the all-new Globe Life Field! Visit Santa, glide on a 10,000 sq. ft. outdoor ice-skating pond, snap selfies with family around elaborate light displays, and savor hot beverages and yummy treats.

 

For more information, www.arlington.org/event/luminova/23200/. 734 Stadium Dr., Arlington, TX 76011.

Through January 3, 2021

 “ICE! and Lone Star Christmas” at The Gaylord Texan Resort

Marvel at acres of twinkling lights and decorations, plus all-new holiday activities, shows, and events like snow tubing and ice skating. And how about the I Love Christmas Movies™ interactive pop-up experience? Who doesn’t want to walk through the most iconic scenes from your favorite Christmas movies in an all-new, multi-sensory experience? Interact and capture moments with the characters, sets and moments that you know-and-love from holiday film favorites The Polar Express™, A Christmas Story™, Elf™, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation™, and The Year Without A Santa Claus™.

 

For more information and tickets, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/lone-star-christmas/.The Gaylord Texan Resort, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051.

Through January 3, 2021

Six Flags Over Texas Holiday in the Park

It’s the most magical time of the year, filled with enchanting experiences that will help create those special family fun outings again and again. Their breathtaking winter wonderland features a variety of delightful and interactive activities to help capture the holiday spirit.

 

Park hours vary and COVID restrictions apply so see website for details, www.sixflags.com/overtexas. 2201 Rd. to Six Flags, Arlington, TX 76011.

Through January 10, 2021

“City Hall Light Show Spectacular” in Grapevine Texas

See twinkling lights and a brilliantly-choreographed show every night at dusk. Sing along to the sounds of the Singing Christmas Tree, enjoy the light show at City Hall and see the joy on the faces of everyone around you. It also snows every night! Free.

 

For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/events/. 200 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.

Through January 10, 2021

“Whoville” at the town square gazebo in Grapevine Texas

Be sure to explore the World of Whoville. Visit Who-houses, the post office, you know WHO’s lair and your favorite Whoville characters in cut-out form just waiting for your family photos all season long. Free admission.

 

For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/events/. 325 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.

Through January 10, 2021

“Mark Bradford: End Papers” exhibit at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The unique works in this exhibition are primarily constructed from end papers, which Bradford learned to use as a hairdresser in his mother’s beauty salon in South Los Angeles. These small sheets of translucent paper protect hair from overheating in the process of using curlers to create permanent waves. Tickets $16 adults, $10 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mon.

 

For more information, 817-738-9215 www.themodern.org/exhibitions/upcoming. 3200 Darnell St.

Through January 10, 2021

FOCUS: Marina Adams exhibit at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Contemporary artist Marina Adams will show seven energetic abstract paintings that are immersive in scale, as well as recent small gouache works on paper. Tickets $10 adults, 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mon. n developing appropriate visiting protocols, the Museum follows the recommended guidelines of the CDC and state and local government officials. There are 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.

 

For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org/exhibition/focus-marina-adams. 3200 Darnell St.

Through January 18, 2021

Panther Island Ice

Panther Island Ice returns this holiday season with limited capacity and health and safety protocols in place. Located at Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth’s outdoor rink offers public ice skating. The ice rink will operate seven days a week during the season, including all holidays! Advanced reservations through online ticket sales are required. The Panther Island Ice rink at Coyote Drive-In is real ice located mostly under a large pavilion. Patrons can take advantage of the ample free parking, along with the drive-in’s other amenities such as social distanced covered seating, gas heaters, restrooms, and a full menu including beer and wine options. No drive-in movie ticket is required.

 

To make reservations purchase online tickets, go to www.pantherislandice.com. 682-704-7711. Panther Island Ice, 223 NE 4th St.

Through April 18, 2021

“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 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.

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