FORT WORTH, TX Area
Ongoing Events happening in our Community

Dates & prices are subject to change. Please confirm all information with the attraction or sponsoring organization.

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.

Ongoing Events

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. 4 zoo in the nation 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 2020. The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than one million visitors a year.

 

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. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See web site for holiday hours. 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.

Fort Worth Museum of Science & History - 
"DinoLabs" Exhibit

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.

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

Fort Worth Museum of Science & History - 
IMAX Experience

See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s features include Born to Be Wild, Coral Reef Adventure, National Parks Adventure and Dinosaurs of Antarctica. Ticket prices vary.

 

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. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon.

 

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 10:15 a.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

Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are open daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 adults, $6 ages 6-15, $10 ages 65+. Docent tours are offered for one additional dollar to regular admission prices and it takes about an hour.

 

For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 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 $5 adults 13-64, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: hours vary for special events. See web site for details.

 

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.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed on major holidays. See web site for details. Admission $12 for 13+, $9 for seniors 65+, $6 children 4-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. $10 parking.

 

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

1720 Gendy St. 

Fort Worth Trinity Park's Log Cabin Village

REOPENING EARLY MARCH

 

The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5.50 adults 18+, $5 youths ages 4-17 and 60+, $4.50 per person for groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. Closed Mon. 

 

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"

“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.

Fridays & Saturdays

Four-Day Weekend Comedy

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 March 7

One Man Two Guvnors at Circle Theatre

In Richard Bean’s comedy, we find ourselves in Brighton, England in 1963. Francis Henshall is in the employ of TWO men: gangster, Roscoe Crabbe and Stanley Stubbers—mortal enemies of one another. However, it turns out that “Roscoe” is already deceased and Roscoe’s twin sister, Rachel, has been posing as him. Fighting a mounting sense of confusion, Francis frantically tries to keep Roscoe and Stubbers apart. How long can he keep this charade up? Adult language & subject matter. Ticket prices and performance times vary.

 

For more information, 817-877-3040, www.circletheatre.com. 230 West Fourth Street in Sundance Square.

Through March 8

“Tracing the Past” by Scott and Stuart Gentling exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art

See history through watercolors of birds! See if you can spot the historical references as you explore a selection of original watercolors and drawings by the Gentlings presented alongside works by prominent artist-naturalists from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Free admission. Hrs. 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, https://bit.ly/35KFHgC. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through March 8

A Raisin in the Sun at Theatre Arlington

This classic play portrays a few weeks in the life of the Youngers, an African American family living on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s. When the play opens, the Youngers are about to receive an insurance check for $10,000, and each of the adult family members has a brilliant idea as to what should be done with the money. Appropriate for audiences aged 13 and up. Tickets and performance times vary.

 

For more information, www.theatrearlington.org. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.

Through March 8

Tuna Does Vegas at Casa Mañana Theater

The hilarity begins when oddball-conservative radio host Arles Struvie announces that he and his wife Bertha Bumiller are heading to Vegas to renew their wedding vows…but everyone in Tuna, Texas goes along for the ride! Tuna Does Vegas features your favorite characters from Tuna – portrayed by only two actors – with the added fun of Vegas showgirls, Elvis impersonators and more! Mature audiences only. Performance times and ticket prices vary.

 

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

Through March 14

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Artisan Center Children’s Theater

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. Performance times and prices vary.

 

For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.

Through March 15

“FOCUS: Hrair Sarkissian” exhibit at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Featuring three major works, FOCUS: Hrair Sarkissian explores how violence can be made invisible, histories of erasure and restitution, and the sediments of conflict. At the heart of the show is one of the artist’s most recent works, Final Flight, 2018-19. Tickets $16 adults, 13+, $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 March 17

Spring Break in the Stockyards

Join in the weekends of fun for a variety of ages, including the Mule Alley Block Party, Cowtown Goes Green and Luck O’ Mule Alley.

 

For tickets and more information, https://bit.ly/2SgDiGi. Historic Stockyards Station.

Through March 21

Seussical the Musical! at Artisan Center Theater

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! The colorful characters of Dr. Seuss transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Performance times and prices vary.

 

For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.

Through March 29

“Ruckus Rodeo” exhibit at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Red Grooms’ immense, walk-through work of art covers 1,237 square feet of gallery space. This “sculpto-pictorama,” as Grooms has referred to it, consists of painted two-dimensional surfaces and sculptural three-dimensional figures that celebrate the Fort Worth rodeo. Tickets $16 adults, 13+, $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 March, 2020

“A Fortune in Oils” at the Sid Richardson Museum

This exhibition of Sid’s personal collection presents a collection of western masterwoks with rarely seen artifacts including letters, objects, photographs, and articles published during Sid’s lifetime.

 

Free admission. For hours and more information, 817-332-6554, https://bit.ly/2lVFiGd. 309 Main St.

Through April 12

“Butterflies in the Garden” at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

“Celebrate the Change” in the recently restored conservatory and marvel at a multitude of butterflies at the largest exhibit of live, exotic butterflies in north central Texas. All tickets are timed entry. Tickets $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 children 8-16, 5 and under free. The six-week exhibit will be open daily, including Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

For information, www.fwbg.org/bitg. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Through May 10

“Looking In: Photography from the Outside” exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art

This exhibit examines the way artists have photographed groups they are not part of. It takes an in-depth look at series by six important twentieth-century artists who navigated their “outsider” roles differently, raising complicated questions about perception, representation, and power. Free admission. Hrs. 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/looking-photography-outside. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through May 10

Eliot Porter’s Birds exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art

While he is internationally celebrated for his colorful renderings of the natural world, this exhibit highlights Porter’s career-long focus on photographing birds. More than 30 photographs and archival objects are presented alongside excerpts from the artist’s extensive writings about his activities. Free admission. Hrs. 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/eliot-porters-birds. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through May 17

“The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion” exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Artist Mark Dion retraces the footsteps of several 19th-century explorers in Texas, collecting materials to form a site-specific exhibition you can see only at the Carter. One of the most well-regarded living artists today, Dion is part explorer and part historian; part naturalist and part collector of curiosities. 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 Mon.

 

For more information, 817-738-1933, https://bit.ly/30Jvuj6. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through June 30, 2020

“Puente Nuevo” at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Marvel at fantastic display of large-scale artwork made from the materials used to construct piñatas. Expect bold colors and energy as contemporary artist Justin Favela draws on his own Mexican and Guatemalan heritage to reinterpret artwork from the past in exciting installations. Free admission. 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/puente-nuevo-justin-favela. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through July 31, 2020

“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 Mon. and select holidays.

 

For more information, 817-989-5064, https://bit.ly/2mjw8Dx. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through November 14

Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Herd ’Em Through the Grapevine

Great Galloping Grapes! There’s trouble in the vineyard! A hired gun has killed (almost) every man in town, and someone has popped the cork of Jacques Bordeaux, the local vintner. A Texas Ranger is ready to find the guilty party. Could it be the trail cook and wine connoisseur? Or the temperance movement crusader? Perhaps it was the local saloon girl? Or maybe the new Marshal didn’t think the town was big enough for the both of them? Grab a glass of wine and enjoy this hilariously juicy mystery! $60 per person for entertainment and dinner.

 

For more information, 817-310-5588, www.texasstardinnertheater.com. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.

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817.654.9740
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