Top Things To Do In Fort Worth This Weekend August 23rd-25th
1) Dallas Cowboys host Houston Texans
It’s just another pre-season NFL game, but remember this one has the Texas Governor’s Cup up for grabs. Neither team will look anything like the playoff team they were from last season, but it’s always great to keep this in-state rivalry alive.
Check out details for this game and the whole season right here.
2) Fiddler on the Roof at Bass Performance Hall
Get your tickets to Fiddler on the Roof now…And you’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.
This production features Broadway classics “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life.” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!
3) 3-D Adventure at Circle Theatre
Matt Lyle’s world premiere comedy, 3-D Adventure, brings a witty energy to Circle’s season as a small theater troupe’s madcap production goes inexplicably, spectacularly off the rails. The actors find themselves cast into a strange surreal world resembling some of your most beloved films. This epic whirlwind of theater and movie magic is a raucous adventure through time, space, and extremely quotable lines. Dust off your lava lamps, break out your tie dye tops and bell bottoms, and get your tickets for a memorable night!
4) Sunday Funday at Panther Island Only 2 Sundays Left!
Sunday Funday is a day of relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. This family-friendly and laid-back event only has 2 more weekends (thru Sept 1st) so plan to soak it all in this Sunday. You can rent Tubes, pedal boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boats and canoes, all from Backwoods Paddlesports. Enjoy cold beer, music, friends, food trucks and floating the Trinity River this Sunday at Panther Island Pavilion.
5) 3 Films You Won’t Want to Miss
Lone Star Film Festival Sunday Cinema Series at Four Day Weekend
Long Hot Summer
Accused barn burner and con man Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners. The star-studded cast includes Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, and Anthony Franciosa. Find out more information at this year’s Lone Star Film Festival while you are there.
Grand Berry Theatre
Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.
Magnolia at the Modern presents David Crosby, Remember My Name
Remember My Name is an introduction to David Crosby now, in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance, and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often challenging journey.
Variety’s Owen Gleiberman writes, “Crosby is more than just a rock ‘n’ roll survivor nursing a lifetime of second thoughts. He’s a romantic witness to a time that was genuinely about following the road of excess to the palace of wisdom. Magnolia at the Modern.
6) Need to Let Your Hair Down This Weekend?
Head down Hwy 287 either Friday or Saturday night for 2 of the most electric bands in DFW. Incognito hits the stage on Friday, known throughout the Dallas Metroplex for their stellar productions, powerful stage presence and legions of loyal fans. With an extensive song list comprised of alternative and classic rock as well as dance hits, we’ll be surprised if you do not spend the entire night on the dance floor.
Saturday gets a little bit more funky, with Le Freak! If you need to get back to the 70’s, this night will put you in the Fast Lane. Le Freak is considered the top LIVE Disco Band in DFW. Head to the Mans and see why!!!
Disclaimer: What’s Up Fort Worth features many events in other cities (including Dallas) when our staff feels that the event has DFW market-wide interest and that fans in Fort Worth and Tarrant County will make the trek to Dallas for the event.