Top Things To Do in Fort Worth This Weekend July 26th -28th
5 NEW Opportunities to Beat the Heat with Live Theatre This Week
1) A Bronx Tale at Bass Performance Hall
Directed by Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro and Tony® winner Jerry Zaks
Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s- where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from the songwriter of Beauty and the Beast, A BRONX TALE is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.
2) Sistas, The Musical at Jubilee Theatre
After a matriarch’s death, the women in the family clean Grandma’s attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. Songs include “Oh, Happy Day,” “Mama Said,” “I Will Survive,” “Tyrone,” “I am Not My Hair” and “A Woman’s Worth.”
The North Texas premiere of Dorothy Marcic’s, Sistas The Musical, hits the Jubilee Theatre Stage in Sundance Square July 26 and runs through August 25th
3) LUNGS at Stage West Theatre
A play about the different types of love we feel in a lifetime, Lungs features a couple are deciding their future. Thirty-something, educated and thoughtful, they want to have a child for the right reasons. But in a time of overpopulation, erratic weather and political unrest, what exactly are the right reasons? Experience Lungs through August 18th at Stage West in Near Southside.
4) Suite Surrender at Runway Theatre (Grapevine)
It’s 1942, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel – assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance…that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the ‘30s and ‘40s. Check In at the Palm Beach Royale Hotel through August 11th in Grapevine at Runway Theatre.
5) Kids Who Care presents District XI, Believe in Me at Scott Theatre
Looking for a reason to be optimistic about the future, check out District XI at The Scott Theatre inside the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Bring the entire family—District XI is A Kids Who Care Original Musical that honors teachers, education, and our journey of learning together! Thru Sunday only in Fort Worth’s Cultural District.
6) Celebrate the Day of the American Cowboy at The Fort Worth Stockyards
Saddle up for the National Day of the American Cowboy in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. It’s a full day of fun activities for the entire family, starting at 10 am. Named the “Best Cowboy Tribute” event in the nation by Western lifestyle magazine. All events happen along East Exchange Avenue on the lawns of the Cowtown Coliseum & Livestock Exchange Building, inside Stockyards Station, and participating surrounding businesses like the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and Billy Bob’s. Find the Event Info tent on the day of the event for more details on each activity.
7) Riscky’s Rib Eating Contest-Fort Worth Stockyards
While you are celebrating the Day of the American Cowboy, slide on over to Riscky’s as they host the 13th annual rib-eating contest. The Fort Worth BBQ staple will challenge 30 barbeque enthusiasts to eat as many Riscky’s beef ribs as possible within 60 seconds. The top qualifiers will then go head-to-head for a grand prize valued at $500, a second place prize valued at $250, and a third place prize valued at $100. All participants must pay a $10 entry fee at the door on the event day (first come, first-serve; 30 participants max). Bring your appetite, or just bring a friend and enjoy the festivities, 11am-1pm on Saturday.
8) Champions of Magic at Arlington Music Hall
The 5 world-class illusionists that make up the Champions Of Magic return to Arlington Music Hall with the world’s biggest touring illusion show.
Witness the impossible, including disappearances, levitation, teleportation and a heart stopping finale, all presented with lighting and special effects to rival the biggest theatrical spectacles. Head to Arlington’s Entertainment District for a night of world-class illusion and fun for the entire family.
9) Rockin the River and Sunday Funday at Panther Island
ROCKIN THE RIVER is back and ready to ramp up your summer. Lean back in your lawn chair or inner tube and enjoy five live bands and fireworks show every Saturday, this Saturday through August 10th.
From a tube or from the shore, the waterfront stage on the Trinity River is the coolest seat in town. You MUST experience this unique Fort Worth music experience! Find details on Rockin River here!
SUNDAY FUNDAY is a day of relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. This family-friendly and laid-back event takes place every Sunday from June 30th through September 1st. Tubes and pedal boats are available to rent along with kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes from Backwoods Paddlesports. Enjoy cold beer, music, friends, food trucks and floating the Trinity River every Sunday at Panther Island Pavilion.
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.