Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Weekend Events Calendar for Friday, October 20th - Sunday, October 22nd

Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 22

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Boo at the Zoo at the Fort Worth Zoo 

October 27 through October 29 

Treat Street at Stockyards Station
130 East Exchange Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76164

October 31

FrightFest at Six Flags Over Texas
Arlington, Texas

Through October 31

Modern Till Midnight: HAUNT at the Modern

Friday, October 27 | 6 PM – 12midnight

Cutting Edge Haunted House
1701 E Lancaster
Fort Worth, TX  76102

Through November 4
Hangman’s House of Horror
4400 Blue Mound Rd
Fort Worth, TX  76106

Through November 4

2511 FM 66
Waxahachie, TX  75167

Through October 28
Moxley Manor
510 Harwood Rd
Bedford, TX  76021

Through October 31

Bewitched at The Barn at Nash Farm (Grapevine)

Saturday, October 21, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Welcome to the Freak Show at Ridglea Theatre
A Halloween Inspired Burlesque Event

Saturday, October 21, 8:00 PM

Rocky Horror Pre-Halloween Bash with Los Bastardos at Ridglea Theatre

Saturday, October 21, 10:00 PM

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RENT at Bass Performance Hall
One Week Only!
Broadway at the Bass Series
RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

October 17-22

Application Pending at Circle Theatre
On the day applications are due at Edgely Prep, an elite Manhattan private school, the head of admissions is ousted in a scandal. Christine Evans, a Kindergarten assistant, is unexpectedly thrust into the job. With phones ringing off the hook, she must balance beleaguered applicants, incompetent administrators, and an army of parents who will stop at nothing to get their kids in. Greg Edwards & Andy Sandberg's comedy, Application Pending, explores the cutthroat world of kindergarten admissions and what it ultimately means to be a good parent.

October 19 through November 18

A Lost Leonardo at Amphibian Stage Productions
His artistic career is in ruins, and Leonardo da Vinci is renouncing his fickle Muse for good. Taking a "vow of utility," he turns to scientific exploration and accepts an appointment with Cesare Borgia, the powerful and ruthless leader. Together they will build technological wonders to change the world. But the catastrophic potential of Leonardo's creation may be more than he could have foreseen. After a brief time with Borgia, he realizes the job is not what he expected, and he returns to art to create his masterpiece, the Mona Lisa.

Through November 5
Thursdays through Saturdays, 8:00 PM
Sundays, 2:00 PM

Life Sucks at Stage West Theatre
Life is, like, really hard. It’s tough being the gorgeous woman desired by all but understood by none. Or the homely girl with a heart of gold. Or the middle-aged man insightful enough to see the cavernous depth of his own failings. A quirky and deeply human new installment in the Chekhov cycle from the playwright of Stupid F*ing Bird – full of all the delight and charm that love and longing can inspire.

Through November 12
Thursdays 7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 PM
Sundays 3:00 PM

SYLVIA at TCU Theatre        
One Week Only!
Empty nesters Greg and Kate have moved back to Manhattan after 22 years in the suburbs. As Kate tells Greg: “The dog phase of my life is definitely over.” But life has a way of giving you what you think you don’t want. Greg finds Sylvia, a street-smart lab/poodle mix, and brings her home. She promptly becomes a bone of contention between Greg and Kate, testing their marriage to hilarious and touching effect.

October 19-22

Arsenic & Old Lace at Granbury Theatre Company
We meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers; the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other nephew—these require no further description or amplification here.

October 21 through November 5

The Addams Family at Runway Theatre (Grapevine)
The Addams Family Musical - The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years, and Gomez and Morticia would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now a young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with a sweet, smart boy from a respectable family...the most UN-Addams sounding person one could be! In one fateful, hilarious night, everything will change for the whole family when they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents. Rated PG

Through October 22
Fridays & Saturdays, 8:00 PM
Sundays, 3:00 PM

Bus Stop at Theatre Arlington
In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and it appears the weary travelers are stuck with each other until morning. Cherie, a nightclub entertainer is the passenger with most to worry about. She's been pursued, courted and finally kidnapped by a 21 year-old cowboy with the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong bull. While she's ducking out from under his clumsy but confident embraces, the audience is introduced to the other characters and all of their quirks and conflicts. This sentimental and charming American classic will touch your heart and your funny bone.
Appropriate for ages 12 and up.

Through October 22
Thursdays at 7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM     

Corpse at OnStage in Bedford
Set in 1936 London, Gerald Moon's Corpse! tells the story of twin brothers (played by one actor), one of whom plots to murder the other in the most unusual circumstances. Evelyn, an out of work actor, engages the genial Irishman Powell, with a shady past, to do away with his suave, sophisticated, monied twin. Their plotting in Evelyn's Aladdin's cave of a flat is punctuated by the visits of a delightfully theatrical landlady. As with most fool proof plans, things do not go as they should and people are not what they seem! Corpse! is not so much a whodunnit as a whodunnit to whom! RATED PG-13.

Through October 29
Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 PM
Sundays 3:00 PM

Phantom at Artisan MAIN STAGE (Hurst)
When Erik closes his eyes to his gloomy world of ugliness, music brings to his imagination beauty, poetry, and ecstasy. Based upon what he believed to be a true story passed down through the years, Leroux penned the story of an ‘Opera Ghost’ who wreaked chaos and destruction in late 19th century Paris at the Opera Garnier. “Rhapsodic music that entrances, moves and haunts – a welcome link to musical theatre’s golden past.” Maury Yeston’s PHANTOM will be Artisan’s 7th main stage production..

Through November 4

One Magic Kiss: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Artisan CHILDREN'S THEATER (Hurst)
Snow White is a magical retelling of a classic story with a contemporary twist. When all everyone can think about is who’s the “fairest in the land,” this princess shows us that ultimately beauty is about who you are and how you treat people, not how you look.

Through November 4

Currently Showing at Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents SSG Classic Fest 2017 in the Sanders Theatre 
October 13-29

Kids Who Care present Earth and Soul
October 20, 7:30 PM

The Navy Band Southwest Brass Quintet and Woodwind Quintet in the Scott Theatre
Admission is free
October 24, 7 PM

Texas 2017 Natural Championships in the Scott Theatre
Admission is $40. 
October 28, 6 PM

Murder Mystery Theatre at Celebration Hall (Granbury)

Friday, October 20, 6:30 PM

Fallen Angel at Texas Star Dinner Theatre (Grapevine)
Rebecca Angel has been murdered! Apparently our “angel” had fallen on hard times and intended to climb back up ~ any way she could. She would stop at nothing: committing bank robbery, blackmail, even double-parking her horse. Be prepared to have some knee slappin’ fun as you come along for one of the wildest Wild West rides of your life!

Through November 11 

The Cliburn Presents Alisa Weilerstein (Cello) and Inon Barnatan (Piano)
Two of today’s most exciting young artists are a dream team in their acclaimed recitals together. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s impassioned performance style, breathtaking technique, and commitment to new music helped earn her a MacArthur “genius” award at age 29. She has met her musical match in Inon Barnatan, a poet of the keyboard whose sincerity and expressiveness rival his astonishing technical abilities.

Thursday, October 19 & Friday, October 20
Kimbell Art Museum

American Voices Tour featuring The Santa Fe Desert Chorale at Renzo Piano Pavilion at Kimbell Art Museum
Enjoy this program of American works throughout the span of history including Jake Runestad’s Reflections co-commissioned by Jane Clayton Oakes and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale for the 2016 Summer Festival. In addition to this new voice, the program features beloved folk songs and spirituals–the best of our American choral heritage.

Saturday, October 21, 2:00 PM          

Texas Girls Choir Live Concert

Saturday, October 21
4449 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Details and Tickets: 817-732-8161

Fort Worth Symphony Halloween with Harry Potter   
Family Event
Presented by APEX Arts League

Sunday, October 22, 6:00 PM

TCC Fall Fine Arts & Visual Arts Events                
·     Southeast Campus: Fort Worth Art Collectives, 1990-2015:Grand Studio-Through Nov 2nd   
·     Southeast Campus: Fort Worth Art Collectives, 1990-2015: Studio 4- Nov 16th – Jan 5th
·     Northeast Campus: Variety of free instrumentals & concerts including Chamber Music Festival (Nov 3-4) and A Streetcar Named Desire (Oct 11th).
·     Northwest Campus: Dance workshops for high school students led my the Mosaic Dance Project (Oct 18-20) and culminating with the dress rehearsal for Mosaic in Motion (Oct 21). Conversations in Rhythm (Oct 28)
·     South Campus: Passengers (Nov 16-18) is a comedy/drama featuring four actors who portray multiple characters in eight short scenes that take place in a small bus station.

Misty Keasler: Haunt at The Modern Museum of Art
Thirteen themed haunted houses across America make up the imagery for Misty Keasler’s Haunt, 2015–2017. A driving force behind this series, which depicts interior rooms and exterior scenes, is that the subject matter takes photography to the edge of where it fails as a medium.

Through November 26

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe at Kimbell Art Museum  
Casanova: The Seduction of Europe explores the 18th century across Europe through the eyes of one of its most colorful characters, Giacomo Casanova (1725--1798). Renowned in modern times for his amorous pursuits, Casanova lived not only in Italy, but in France and England, and his travels took him to the Ottoman Empire and to meet Catherine the Great in Saint Petersburg. Bringing together paintings, sculpture, works on paper, furnishings, porcelains, silver and period costume, Casanova will bring this world to life. Following its display in Fort Worth, the exhibition will be on view at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This exhibition is organized by the Kimbell Art Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. 

Through December 31
Louis I. Kahn Building

Hillary Dohoney-adrift at Fort Works Art
'adrift', will showcase Dohoney's combination of realism and trompe l'oeil through her seascape oil paintings-- encompassing the entire gallery with peaceful tranquility while encouraging viewers to question their roots and heritage. 'adrift' will feature Dohoney's unique installation-- a 12-foot circular painting where guests can immerse themselves in a 360-degree view of calming waters. The exhibit will also spotlight 'Hiraerth', Dohoney's painted interpretations of refugee experiences and their most cherished possessions. A portion of the proceeds will go to Refugee Services of Texas.

Through October 28

Polina at Magnolia at The Modern
Polina, a gifted Bolshoi ballerina, falls in love with a French dancer who introduces her to contemporary dance and leads her to travel the world.
Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $9; $7 for Modern members; $6 for Reel People.

October 20-22

Nature/Culture at Carter Museum of American Art
We often think of nature as that which stands beyond humanity and culture as that which reflects people’s achievements. But rarely is the matter so simple. This exhibition explores different facets of the dichotomy. Besides reflecting on how nature counterpoints and enlivens our built environment, the show recognizes the more problematic use of the term, and its cousin “natural,” when applied to snapshots, portraits, and Native American cultures.
Large print labels are available for use in the exhibition.

Through December 10

This Weekend at Amon Carter Museum of American Art

·     Permanent Collection Tour
·     Itty Bitty Art
·     Library and Archives Tour
·     Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

William Campbell Contemporary Art

October 21 through November 25

Fort Worth Community Arts Center Current Exhibits:

ART in the Metroplex Grand Finale    
Through October 25

Courage by the Choose Courage Foundation
Through October 25

Through October 25

Honoring Women
Through October 25

Skewed Botanicals
Through October 25

Salvador Dali at Arlington Museum of Art

Dali was always much more than one of Surrealism’s leading figures. A virtuoso, gifted with dazzling skills and technique, Dali was a painter, designer, sculptor, writer and set designer as well as a master engraver who could produce equally outstanding work in dry point, etching, woodcut or lithography. The exhibition’s pieces de resistance are the illustrations of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, for which each of the lithographs presented required as many as 35 colors. There are a total of 100 pieces included in this exhibition.

October 21 through January 21

UTA Wind Symphony Concert

Saturday, October 21

This Weekend at Sid Richardson Museum

Free Public Tours on Tuesdays & Saturdays

#4 Ranked TCU Horned Frogs host Kansas Jayhawks at Amon Carter Stadium

Saturday, October 21, 7:00 PM

Dallas Stars host Carolina Hurricane at American Airlines Center

Saturday, October 21, 7:00 PM

Dallas Mavericks host Sacramento Kings at American Airlines Center

Friday, October 21, 7:30 PM

ARTS GOGGLE at Near Southside
800+ artists and 50 bands across 18 blocks of the Near Southside
Fort Worth's Near Southside transformS its streets, sidewalks and businesses into a one-day art experience like no other. Celebrating it’s 15th year, ArtsGoggle is a popular festival of local arts in Fort Worth’s Near Southside, an eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism. This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd as diverse as the neighborhood itself with live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone. 

October 21, 12:00 PM-10:00 PM  

Great State Fair of Texas at Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
Final Weekend!
With more than 100 daily shows, live music and family-friendly activities, a trip to the State Fair of Texas provides endless amounts of fun for every guest. Click the link below to check out each day’s events with the printable daily schedules.

Through October 22

The RANCH Bash at Panther Island Pavilion
The Ranch and Marsha Milam Music present Ranch Bash 2017 featuring a full day of Texas / Red Dirt music from: Zane Williams, Shane Smith & The Saints, Koe Wetzel, Gary P Nunn, Sunny Sweeney, Grady Spencer & The Work, Prophets and Outlaws, Saints Eleven and more. Be a part of the largest single day Texas Music festival in North Texas with two stages and 10 bands for continuous live entertainment, plus VIP areas, plenty of cold drinks, food trucks and much more.

All Day Saturday, October 21

HIP Film Fest at Hip Pocket Theatre

October 20-22

1st Annual Hip Hop Cowboy’s Rodeo at Will Rogers Coliseum

Saturday, October 21, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

2nd Annual Harvest Festival
Historic Downtown Weatherford

Saturday, October 21, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

26th Annual HOPE Walk benefitting AIDS Outreach Center at Trinity Park Pavilion

Sunday, October 22, 1 PM-5 PM

Westlake Classic Car Show

Saturday, October 21, 11 AM-4 PM

2017 Quarter Horse Season at Lone Star Park
Through November 11

George Lopez at The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory

Friday, October 20, 8:00 PM

Four Day Weekend at Sundance Square

Friday & Saturday 7:30 PM & 10:00 PM

Jason Russell at Hyenas Comedy Club

Thursday - FREE SHOW
Friday - 8:30 PM, 10:30 PM

Jon Rudnitsky at Hyenas Comedy Club

Saturday - 8:00 PM, 10:30 PM

Laugh Your MASS Off w/ Mike Stanley at Main at South Side

Sunday, 8:00 PM

Bands on the Bricks at Sundance Square
Featuring Latin Express
Come join us for a Happy Hour series, Bands on the Bricks! Experience great live music from some of the best bands around. Enjoy a FREE live concert every Thursday this September and October in the Sundance Square Plaza.
OK to bring: portable chairs and/or blankets.
PLEASE do not bring: coolers or outside food/drink. Supporting the merchants helps keep events like this FREE! Adult beverages will be for sale on-site.

6:00 PM

Mark Chestnut at Arlington Music Hall

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Joe McBride at Buttons Food & Music for the Soul

8:00 PM

Roger Creager at Billy Bob’s Texas

6:00 PM

Adam Hood at Levitt Pavilion

8:00 PM

Folk Soul Revival / Kevin Aldridge at Magnolia Motor Lounge

9:00 PM

The Potters at Shaw’s Patio

7:30 PM

Lone Star String Band at Hop Fusion Ale Works 
FREE HAIRCUT FRIDAYS: Laleh Rezaie will be here from South Barber Shop & Beer. Cheers to beer and a fresh cut!

4:00 PM

The Stratoliners at Fred’s Texas Café

8:00 PM

Washed Up Rookie | KYSER | Matthew J & the Science at Main at Southside

9:00 PM

Tatiana "LadyMay" Mayfield at Scat Jazz Lounge

9:00 PM

The Dirty River Boys at Lola’s Trailer Park

9:00 PM

Featuring: MESSER Blackout Metal Ed-ucation Vannah Red & More!
at The Rail Club

7:00 PM

Transistor Tramps at Shipping & Receiving

8:00 PM

DJ Rob Z at Capital Bar

9:30 PM

ChinaTown at Fat Daddy’s LIVE (Mansfield)

9:00 PM

The RANCH Bash at Panther Island Pavilion
The Ranch and Marsha Milam Music present Ranch Bash 2017 featuring a full day of Texas / Red Dirt music from: Zane Williams, Shane Smith & The Saints, Koe Wetzel, Gary P Nunn, Sunny Sweeney, Grady Spencer & The Work, Prophets and Outlaws, Saints Eleven and more. Be a part of the largest single day Texas Music festival in North Texas with two stages and 10 bands for continuous live entertainment, plus VIP areas, plenty of cold drinks, food trucks and much more.

All Day Saturday, October 21

Ricky Nelson Remembered Starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson at Arlington Music Hall

7:30 PM

The Curt Jones Band at Buttons Food & Music for the Soul

8:30 PM  

Jon Pardi with Midland and Runaway June at Billy Bob’s Texas
CMT on Tour

6:00 PM 

Ed Rogers & Chris Curtis at Shaw’s Patio

6:00 PM

Stray Cat Lee Rocker at Levitt Pavilion     

8:00 PM

Taiga Band at Hop Fusion Ale Works 

8:00 PM

Lillian Axe at The Rail Club

7:00 PM

KXT Local Music Showcase at Shipping & Receiving Bar

9:00 PM

BLIZZFEST-Blizzard Of Ozz-Destroyer-Kill'em All With XES Whiskey Van Halen Tribute, Gawdsmack Godsmack Tribute, Judas Rising Judas Priest Tribute at Lola’s Trailer Park

12:00 PM

Ransom Rhodes with Jennifer Westwood & the Handsome Devils
at Magnolia Motor Lounge

10:00 PM

Satellite at Capital Bar

9:30 PM  

Red Young at Scat Jazz Lounge

9:00 PM

True Widow | The Cush | Stumptone at Main at South Side

9:00 PM

Van Darien at Grease Monkey (Arlington)

9:00 PM-11:00 PM
200 N. Mesquite Street, Arlington 

Singer-Songwriter Bobby Duncan at Legal Draft (Arlington)

12:00 PM

Urban Pioneers at Fred’s Texas Café (West 7th)

9:00 PM

LOOK OUT Band at Fat Daddy’s LIVE (Mansfield)

9:00 PM

Blue October at The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory

8:00 PM

Jason Davis at Buttons Food & Music for the Soul
Enjoy one of the BEST Sunday Brunches in Fort Worth...Then
Jason Davis

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

EVANESCENCE at The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory

8:00 PM 

Alejandro Escovedo at Levitt Pavilion       

8:00 PM 

Sunday Artist Showcase hosted by Skylar Payne at Capital Bar

9:00 PM

Tyler Curtis (of Whiskey Folk Ramblers) at Magnolia Motor Lounge

9:30 PM

Paul Renna at Fred’s Texas Café (West 7th)
Cowboys Watching Party, then Paul Renna.

6:00 PM

Vale of Pnath at The Rail Club

5:00 PM

Jesse Jennings & Friends at Fat Daddy’s (Mansfield)

7:00 PM

Black Dog Jam at Scat Jazz Lounge 
Still the very best Sunday night hang is right at the lounge. You never know who is going to show up and sit in with our top notch Jam band. This is a one-of-a-kind Fort Worth tradition. Join Paul Metzger, Joey Carter, and the rest of the Black Dog Band for this one-of-a-kind tradition.

8:00 PM

Riscky’s Barbecue 90th Anniversary Celebration at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Click the link below for specials all month long in October!

October 26
5 PM-7 PM

Stompin in the Stockyards 2017 Cowtown Ball at River Ranch / Fort Worth Stockyards

October 28

BOO AT THE ZOO at the Fort Worth Zoo
Enjoy treat stations, carnival games, animal shows and more. This entertaining daytime event is free with Zoo admission and packed with fun for the whole family.

October 27-29

Bell Helicopter Alliance Air Show at Forth Worth Alliance Airport

October 28-29  

An Evening with Josh Weathers Benefitting HOPE Fort Worth & Love Like You Mean It at Cendera Center

November 2 

AAA Texas 500 Weekend at Texas Motor Speedway
November 3-5
Friday: JAG Metals 350
Saturday: O’Reilly Auto Parts 300
Sunday: AAA Texas 500

UNTHSC Presents Legends Concert Series featuring Kenny Loggins & Michael McDonald

November 7  

The PRYOR Comedy Tour at Austin Event Center
Details: 817-923-9305

November 10, 9:00 PM

XTO Energy Parade of Lights at Downtown Fort Worth

November 19 | 6 PM

Clint Black, Don Henley, and Lyle Lovett present Helping Texans: A Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concert at Bass Hall

November 28

Texas Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker at Bass Performance Hall

December 8-24 

SHEN YUN at Bass Performance Hall

January 8-10, 2018

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