Top Things To Do In Fort Worth This Weekend August 2nd-4th
1) Carrie, The Musical at Casa Manana
If you are on the fence about heading to Casa Manana for this musical production of Carrie, consider this—This production is the annual weekend for the Casa Apprentice Series. Casa Mañana’s Apprentice Program is for the most dedicated young performers ages 14-19 in the DFW area who aspire to careers in the theatre. The young actors who audition and are accepted have the unique opportunity to advance their professional training by performing in an all-youth production of a musical backed by the full resources of Casa Mañana. Thanks to generous donors who underwrite the program, there is no participation fee. Now in its ninth year, participants in the Casa Apprentice Program have attended or been accepted to such prestigious universities and training programs as Yale University, Carnegie Mellon University, Webster University, Otterbein University, The Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC, and Baldwin Wallace University. NOW, Click here to get your tickets!
2) Texas Rangers host Detroit Tigers at Globe Life Park
Don’t give up on your Rangers because they haven’t given up. Take in some of America’s pastime with a weekend full of fun promotions at The Ballpark.
Friday: T-Mobile Fireworks Night-Enjoy a spectacular fireworks show from your seat after rooting on your Rangers as part of our T-Mobile Friday Fireworks show.
Saturday: The Rusty Dive Bobblehead-
On July 28, 1994, Rangers fan favorite Rusty Greer saved Kenny Rogers’ perfect game with a diving catch in center field at the top of the 9th inning. The first 15,000 fans will take home part 1 of the 2-part “The Perfect Game” bobble head collection.
Sunday: Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday-Cool off with the Rangers on Sunday with $1 Blue Bell Ice Cream. Kids 13 and under can enjoy $1 ice cream while watching the Rangers take on Detroit in Globe Life Park. Pick a game or spend the whole weekend at the ballpark.
3) Rock N Roll is in the Blood at Arlington Museum of Art
Texas-born artist Jonathon Kimbrell hails from Houston, but spent his formative years amongst Abilene’s dusty prairies and mesquite trees. He has been immensely influenced by 20th Century artists Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, Helen Frankenthaler, Franz Kline, and Tom Wesselman, to name a few, as well as heavily inspired by music, movies, comic books, advertising, mid-century graphic and poster design, classic automobiles, printmaking, and packaging design. In various form and fashion, these elements find their way into Kimbrell’s extensive body of fine art and commercial work.
In the fifteen years Kimbrell has been working as a professional artist in Dallas, his fine artwork resides in numerous corporate and private art collections in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Commercially, Kimbrell has the immense privilege of working with the music industry’s top acts, such as Alice Cooper, The Polyphonic Spree, Candlebox, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Margo Price, Ray Manzarek (of The Doors) and Charlie Musselwhite, in addition to working with iconic record label, Sun Records. Kimbrell was awarded the prestigious record industry’s “Alex Award,” in 2017, named for famed Columbia Records album packaging designer, Alex Steinweiss, for his work on Alice Cooper’s “Live from the Astroturf” 45rpm release. Experience Kimbrell’s unique work this weekend at Arlington Museum of Art.
4) Billy Bob’s Texas
Jackson Taylor-When you’re immortalized in a song written by the likes of Billy Joe Shaver, and recorded by Billy Joe and Willie Nelson, there really is not much more to say….but check this out-Since 2001 Jackson Taylor has been one of the most prolific songwriters and recording artists of any genres of music, with over a dozen CD’s and multiple times on Billboard’s Top 100 list. All without record companies, management, booking agents, or publicists. Jackson Taylor personifies true independence. Check out his independence on stage this Friday at Billy Bob’s.
Brett Young-Delivering four consecutive PLATINUM-selling hits from his self-titled PLATINUM-certified album on BMLG Records, Young became one of Country music’s new class of hitmakers. The success of his songs has been amplified by an extraordinary response to Young’s music videos with “In Case You Didn’t Know” surpassing 197 million views and “Mercy” spending six consecutive weeks atop Vevo’s Top Country chart. Named as the only Country act on Billboard’s Top 10 New Artists, Young continues to impress the genre and beyond with nominations from the ACM, Billboard, Teen Choice, CMT and CMA Awards. Experience one of the country’s hottest young stars this Saturday at Billy Bob’s.
5) Fat Daddy’s
The music of Cheap Trick & Foreigner together in one BIG night! Opening is Cheap Trickster, a tribute to Cheap Trick.
Double Vision is DFW’s original Foreigner Tribute band, formed by Russ D. Double Vision’s goal is to pay homage to Foreigner by playing their songs as close as possible to what you would experience at a Foreigner concert. Get there early and check out Fat Daddy’s All Day Happy Hour specials and mouth-watering burgers and appetizers from the Fat Daddy’s kitchen.
6) Enjoy RAFIKI at the Brand New Grand Berry Theatre
Another great way to beat the heat and experience a brand new gem in Fort Worth is at The Grand Berry Theatre in The Foundry District. RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” (Screen Daily) that’s “impossible not to celebrate” (Variety)! And…a great excuse to be one of the first to experience The Grand Berry Theatre.
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.