Modern Kids — Summer Flicks

Modern Kids — Summer Flicks

Take a break from the Texas heat for Modern Kids—Summer Flicks! Share the art of the screen with your children as they watch stories unfold and ideas form in delightful and innovative films, presented in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film Festival. The bonus for seeing these films at the Modern is the opportunity to visit the galleries before or after and experience the wonder of the paintings, sculptures, and photographs throughout the museum, including our special exhibition, Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas.

Enjoy a fun, artful, inspired, and thought-provoking day with your family!

Admission is free and open to the public. Films are shown in the Modern’s auditorium, and seating is limited to the first 250 guests. Admission to the galleries is free for film festival guests. All ages are welcome! 

Award-Winning Short Films from the 2020 New York International Children’s Film Festival

August 10, 11 am NYICFF Kid Flicks One (part 1, 30 minutes)

August 11, 11 am NYICFF Kid Flicks One (part 2, 30 minutes)

Recommended ages 5+

NYICFF Kid Flicks One 2020 keeps the dynamic of work and play lively with these tales from around the globe. Cat Lake City has you covered if you, like its loveable feline, feel like you just can’t catch a break in this hilarious story of a hard-won vacay. But if you’re fortunate, you know that effort and fun can happily co-exist as they do in the short doc The Magic of Chess. Finally, meet another hard worker who gets a little lost dawdling in the countryside in the beautifully hand-animated Boriya.

In English, no dialogue, or with brief English subtitles

August 10, 2 pm NYICFF Kid Flicks Two 2020

Recommended ages 8+ 

Challenging expectations and reflecting growth and resilience, NYICFF Kid Flicks Two is a fantastic trip on the road to growing up. Surprises in a dumpling bring good luck, and many reflections, in the beautiful stop-motion animation The Coin. In The One You Never Forget, a young teen tries to keep his first date under wraps, but his parents have other ideas. In Home Away 3000, a space traveler’s funky space van conks out on an unknown planet with plenty of surprises.

In English and other languages with English subtitle; 62 minutes

August 11, 2 pm Viva Kid Flicks 2020

Recommended ages 8+

NYICFF Viva Kid Flicks celebrates the best Spanish-language short films from around the globe. 

The brilliant Spanish-language tales in Viva Kid Flicks, with a range of kids’ perspectives, speak volumes in any tongue. NYICFF jury award winner 3Feet kicks things off in style with Gonzalo, who tries his hilarious best to keep things clean to stay in the game; then orbit around Ailín and her mom, who work through love and challenges in the charming stop-motion Ailín on the Moon. And see things grow curiouser and curiouser in a moving take on magical realism in the gorgeously filmed tale The Size of Things

In Spanish with English subtitles; 65 minutes

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Red, White, & Boots – 4th of July Celebration

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Red, White, & Boots – 4th of July Celebration

Red, White, & Boots – 4th of July Celebration

From July 2 to July 4, come out to the Cowtown Coliseum Lawns and The Cowboy Channel Stage for three days of live music, lawn games, Boot Campaign activations, fun giveaways, and more at the Red, White, & Boots – 4th of July Celebration!

Add to the weekend fun by going to the Cowtown Coliseum and checking out the Stockyards Championship and PRCA Rodeos where you can put on your boots and see some of the best rodeo athletes in the game. Whether barrel racing or bull riding is your thing, there is something for everyone to enjoy! In addition, guests will be able to check out the Junior NFR finals happening on Saturday, July 3 at 11am where the world champions will be crowned!

The Stockyards Championship Rodeos will be taking place on:

Friday, 7/2 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, 7/3 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, 7/4 @ 4:30pm

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What’s Up Fourth of July Fun & Fireworks

What’s Up Fourth of July Fun & Fireworks

The most complete list of Fourth of July fireworks displays and festivals in North Texas

July 4th:  Fort Worth’s Fourth at Panther Island Pavilion

Fort Worth’s Fourth boasts the “Largest Fireworks Show in North Texas!”      
Celebrate Independence Day with the largest fireworks show in North Texas at Fort Worth’s Fourth. Space out along the banks of the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion and enjoy an evening of festival food, drinks, live music, and a fireworks show. Gates open at 6 PM and the fireworks show will start at 9:30 PM. Admission is free!

June 28th – July 4th : Red, White, and Boots & Rodeo Week in Fort Worth Stockyards

July 3rd:  Arlington 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

July 2nd– 4th   Mansfield Rocks 4th of July and Fireworks

July 3rd & July 4th:  Grand Prairie Lone Stars and Stripes Celebration | Lone Star Park

July 4th:  City of Burleson Hot Sounds of Summer Concert Series with 4th of July Fireworks

July 4th:  39th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza | Grapevine, Texas

July 4th:  Spark in the Park July 4th Fireworks & Concert with Blue Oyster Cult |  Weatherford, Texas

July 2nd-4th :  Granbury’s Freedom & Fireworks |  Granbury, Texas

July 3rd:  Addison KaboomTown | Addison, Texas

July 3rd:  Southlake Stars & Stripes | Southlake, Texas

July 4th:  Family 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Show |North Richland Hills, Texas

July 4th:  Hurst Stars & Stripes Fireworks Show | Hurst, Texas

July 4th:  Bedford 4th Fest | Bedford, Texas

July 3rd:  Keller Lights | Keller, Texas

July 4th:  Boomin 4th | Hudson Oaks/Aledo, Texas

July 3rd:  Midlothian Independence Day Parade & Fireworks | Midlothian, Texas

July 4th:  Cleburne 4th of July Celebration | Cleburne, Texas

July 3rd:  Roanoke’s All American Fireworks & Festival | Roanoke, Texas

July 4th:  Rowlett’s Fireworks on Main | Rowlett, Texas

July 4th:  Plano’s All American 4th of July | Plano, Texas

 

If you have a fireworks event in North Texas that you would like listed, email details to events@whatsupfortworth.com.

 

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Jubilee Theatre Helps Welcome Audiences Back to Bass Hall

Jubilee Theatre Helps Welcome Audiences Back to Bass Hall

THE “SOUTHERN BOYS” TRAIN IS COMING THROUGH NORTH TEXAS – GET ON BOARD!

Soul-stirring Kathy D. Harrison musical to play Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall by way of Jubilee Theatre July 29 – August 15

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 18, 2021) – You might be able to stop the dreamers, but no one can stop the dream; even in the deep trenches of the Mississippi Delta.

Jubilee Theatre, in partnership with Performing Arts Fort Worth, proudly presents Southern Boys: Sons of Sharecroppers, the highly acclaimed musical stage production, written by Kathy D. Harrison, directed by D. Wambui Richardson, with musical direction by Steven A. Taylor. It comes to Bass Performance Hall for live in-person performances July 29-August 15 with streaming shows continuing through August 29 at www.jubileetheatre.org.

Harrison’s musical brings to life the beginning of America’s historic post-slavery era through the eyes of emancipated slaves and their free children, with all its jubilant excitement as well as its debilitating realities.

President Lincoln has signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The North has won the Civil War. Reconstruction has begun. Those freed are making their transition from slavery to freedom, ready to fulfill their new dreams and “make something of themselves.” Their first opportunities come — ironically — as sharecroppers on the very plantation where they were enslaved.

The brutal and demeaning conditions of sharecropping takes its toll on their aspirations to realize REAL freedom. Is going from slavery to sharecropping like going from the frying pan into the fire?

Hopes and dreams start to dissipate – except for 17-year-old Johnny. In spite of the increasing disillusionment felt by everyone around him, he dares to keep on dreaming. He hears the loud horn of a train approaching near the fields – heading north. Will he catch that train and jump on into a new, unknown world? If so, who, if anyone, will follow?

Southern Boys: Sons of Sharecroppers was nominated for Best Musical at the 2020 New York Theatre Festival. The production also received rave reviews at the North Carolina Black Repertory Company.

“What a tremendous culmination to a 40th Anniversary Season in pandemic mode,” said Christie M. Howard, Jubilee Theatre’s Managing Director. “Jubilee Theatre is elated to have the opportunity to perform our work on the Bass Hall stage. Sharing a story about perceived victory, surprising challenges, and unyielding perseverance is more than timely as these are the themes that are resonant in the very spirit of Fort Worth’s rich performing arts community.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Jubilee Theatre to present Southern Boys at Bass Performance Hall,” said Performing Arts Fort Worth President & CEO Dione Kennedy. “This is a collaboration that we’ve been talking about for several months and we’re excited to see it come to life this summer,” Kennedy added. “Our teams are working together on the production’s technical aspects, as well as marketing and communications, front of house operations and ticketing. This also marks the return of welcoming audiences back into Bass Hall and we’re delighted to join forces with Jubilee Theatre to signify the official reopening of Bass Hall.”

“THE STAGE IS NO LONGER DARK!” said Howard. “A heartfelt thank you goes to Dione and her staff for seeing value in showcasing diverse perspectives through various mediums of artistic expression.”

Jubilee Theatre also gives special thanks to the Ann L. & Carol Green Rhodes Charitable Trust to serve as Headline Sponsor for Southern Boys North Texas appearance.

Preview Week for Southern Boys at Bass Hall runs from July 29-August 5. Opening Night is set for August 6, followed by two shows (3pm and 8pm) on August 7 and a Sunday matinee (3pm) on August 8.

Additional performances will take place at Bass Hall from August 12-15 (two shows on August 14). Streaming will be available August 16-29 at www.jubileetheatre.org.

Dominic Hunter plays Johnny, the one sharecropper with the audacity to maintain that one sliver of hope for total freedom still inside him. His friends, Titus and Malachi are played by Dameron Grove and Nigel Smith, respectively.

Ron Johnson plays Moe, while La Paige Bedford plays Delilah. The rest of the cast include Davian Jackson as Otis, Kevin Davis, Jr. as Sam, Kris Black Jasper as Honey and Sydney Hewitt as Sister.

Southern Boys is written by multi-disciplined performer and playwright Kathy D. Harrison, a Company Member of The Paper Bag Players, where she has performed seasons of comedic shows for young audiences through the Mid-Atlantic Region since 2004.

D. Wambui Richardson, a native of New Orleans, has over 20 years of directing experience. He’s also the artistic director at Jubilee Theatre.

Independent music director and composer Steven A. Taylor masterfully provides vivid effects to the songs and sounds of Southern Boys.

Bass Performance Hall, owned and operated by Performing Arts Fort Worth, is located at 525 Commerce St. in the heart of Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth.

Southern Boys: Sons of Sharecroppers will be the final production of Jubilee Theatre’s historic 40th season. Jubilee Theatre will soon announce the lineup for its 41st season, beginning in September.

Tickets are now on sale for Southern Boys: Sons of Sharecroppers. For ticket information, visit www.basshall.com or www.jubileetheatre.org.

Enhanced health and safety protocols will be in place at Bass Hall, including the requirement of masks/face coverings. To learn more, visit www.basshall.com/reopeningplans

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Juneteenth in the Fort!

Juneteenth in the Fort!

Juneteenth FTW Celebration

June 19, 1865 signifies the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state to ensure that all enslaved people would be freed. The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abram Lincoln, had been signed two and a half years earlier and it declared that “all persons held as slaves within the rebellious states are, and henceforward shall be free.”
Juneteenth, short for June Nineteenth, honors that day and the end of slavery in the United States. It is considered the longest-running African American holiday.
Celebrate the official end of slavery in the US with Opal Lee and her walk and a full weekend of education, empowerment, and entertainment.

 

Juneteenth Jazz Festival

FEATURING BOTH VIRTUAL AND IN- PERSON ATTENDANCE

DFW Metroplex Jazz and Jim Austin Online host one of the smoothest music festivals of the summer! The National Juneteenth Virtual Music Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, June 18-20, 2021, and will offer both virtual and in-person attendance.

“We are excited to present an incredible weekend of Zydeco, Blues and Jazz for music lovers not only in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but around the world,” says event promoter Jim Austin.

Don’t miss this incredible weekend of music! VIP venue seats and live streaming tickets are now available. For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, call 817-923-9305 or visit: JimAustinOnline.com.

JUNETEENTH MUSIC FESTIVAL LOCATION:
The Warehouse , 1125 E. Berry Street, Fort Worth, TX 76110.
https://thewarehousedfw.com/upcoming-events/

American Airlines Juneteenth Jubilee

American Airlines’ Black Professional Network Members, in collaboration with the Dock Bookshop, My Brother’s Keeper, Unity Unlimited, and Jim Austin Online, invite you to celebrate the emancipation of Black enslaved people in the U.S. Guest speaker, Ms. Opal Lee, Honorary Grandmother of Juneteenth, will share the history of Juneteenth and the status of her quest to make it a national holiday. This exciting, family friendly event will have steppers, drummers, poets, storytellers, food, games and more to help you celebrate this holiday. Register to secure your ticket(s).

June 18
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Legacy Park Pavilion
701 NW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington
Register Here

Tatiana “Lady May” Mayfield at Levitt Pavilion Arlington

Refreshing and beautiful are how many have described the voice and persona of Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield, a jazz vocalist, musician, composer, and educator from Fort Worth, Texas.

Sunday, June 20th
Sunday, June 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Levitt Pavilion – Arlington, TX,
100 W. Abram St.
Arlington, TX 76010
https://levittpavilionarlington.org/events/

Historical Presentation & Discussion:
Black Restaurants that Fed the Civil Rights Movement

Learn how restaurants in the South, such as Dooky Chase’s in New Orleans, The Four Way in Memphis and others, became high-profile focal points for the Civil Rights movement through this informative presentation. The program will also include a talk with self-described black culture curator Deah Berry Mitchell, who will share her insight into the influence that West African cuisine and slavery had on “soul food” and the local black-owned restaurant scene. Register for the program, which be held at noon, Thursday, June 17, via Webex. The Webex platform can be accessed via computer or a smartphone app.

Documentary: The Green Book: Guide to Freedom film screening and discussion

This documentary (not rated, 2019, 51 minutes) explores some of the segregated nation’s safe havens and notorious “sundown towns” through witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph. The film chronicles how in the 1930s a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist Green Book, and it helped African Americans navigate safe passage across the U.S. well into the 1960s.
Admission is free for this in-person program, but registration is required.

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From July 2 to July 4, come out to the Cowtown Coliseum Lawns and The Cowboy Channel Stage for three days of live music, lawn games, Boot Campaign activations, fun giveaways, and more at the Red, White, & Boots – 4th of July Celebration! Add to the weekend fun by...

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PBR’s Elite Unleash The Beast Returns to Dickies Arena

PBR’s Elite Unleash The Beast Returns to Dickies Arena

For the second time in as many years, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) elite Unleash The Beast will buck into Dickies Arena in Fort Worth to hold the fan-attended PBR Fort Worth Invitational Aug. 28-29.

The bull riding action begins with Round 1 at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, concluding with Round 2 and the championship round at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, August 29. All 30 bull riders will get on one bull each in Round 1 and 2. Following Round 2 on Sunday afternoon, the riders’ individual two-round scores will be totaled with the Top 12 advancing to the championship round for one more out and a chance at the event title.

Tickets for the two-day event go on sale Monday, June 14 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com, PBR.com, the Dickies Arena Box Office, or by calling PBR customer service at 1-800-732-1727.

Last season, PBR’s elite Unleash The Beast debuted inside Dickies Arena, with Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil) going a near perfect 2-for-3 to clinch his league-leading sixth premier series victory of 2020.

Leme rebounded from a close 7.32-second buckoff aboard Dixie Explosion (M Rafter E Bucking Bulls) in Round 1, with a Round 2-winning, 89.75-point ride on Milk Man (TNT Bucking Bulls/Hart Cattle Co.) to advance to the championship round atop the event leaderboard.

As the last man to leave the chutes inside Dickies Arena, Leme clinched the victory when he covered Boogie Bomb (Blank Bucking Bulls/Cooper) for 88.25 points, the top score of the championship round.

Earning a critical 120 world points, Leme further his stronghold on the No. 1 ranking, expanding his lead No. 2 Joao Ricardo Vieira (Itatinga, Brazil) to a then season-best 429.59 points. The Fort Worth win was Leme’s second consecutive event victory following a golden-finish the weekend prior in Salt Lake City, Utah.

As the season progressed, Leme punctuated his 2021 campaign by capturing his career-first PBR World Championship at the first-ever PBR World Finals held in Arlington, Texas, at AT&T Stadium. Going a torrid 22-for-34 (64%) in 2021, Leme won a league-best seven events and 16 rounds, while recording nine 90-point rides, en route to the gold buckle.

While he currently holds the world No. 2 rank, a slim 16 points behind No. 1 Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil), Leme is mounting a potentially record-setting season en route to what would be his historic second consecutive PBR World Championship.

Having logged 10 round wins and 12 90-point rides to date in 2021, Leme is on pace to break the season-record in both statistical categories. In 2013, two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney (Statesville, North Carolina) registered a league-best 19 round wins, while in 1999 Cody Hart (Gainesville, Texas) registered a PBR best 16 90-point rides.

Further, should Leme repeat as the league’s World Champion, he would join Silvano Alves (Pilar do Sul, Brazil) as the only riders to win the coveted gold buckle in back-to-back seasons. Alves who won his first two titles in 2011 and 2012.

Part of Leme’s monumental season thus far, which has been highlighted by three event victories, included his first Unleash The Beast win of the season in late February when the league returned to the iconic Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth.

His golden-finish included a rematch with Woopaa (Barker Bulls/Hookin’ W Ranch), the very bull he clinched the 2020 PBR World Championship aboard. Again teaming for a monstrous score, Leme covered the striking bull for 94.75 points in the championship round to clinch the event victory inside the legendary western sports venue.

Positioned in the second half of the 2021 season, the PBR Fort Worth Invitational is crucial in the championship race to the PBR World Finals in early November, awarding a gold buckle and million-dollar bonus to the world’s best bull rider.

With 14 Unleash The Beast events already complete, the race for the 2021 PBR World Championship is one of the most fiercely contested in league history. With No. 1 Pacheco and No. 2 Leme separated by a mere 16 world points, looking further down the standings, No. 3 Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) remains hot on their spurs, within 164.5 points of No. 2 Leme and 180.5 points of No. 1 Pacheco.

This season’s current top three riders – 2018 PBR World Champion Pacheco, 2020 World Champion Leme and 2016 World Champion Davis – are all attempting to become just the seventh rider in league history to have won the coveted gold buckle in multiple seasons.

In addition to Pacheco and Leme, who call Decatur home, and Jasper-native Davis, the draw for the Fort Worth event is also anticipated to be led by Texas’ own Cody Teel (College Station, Texas), Chase Dougherty (Stephenville, Texas), Boudreaux Campbell (Crockett, Texas), Taylor Toves (Stephenville, Texas), Jesse Petri (Palestine, Texas), Ezekiel Mitchell (Rockdale, Texas) and Mason Taylor (Maypearl, Texas).

PBR Elite Seats are available for avid fans who want an exclusive VIP experience while enjoying the world’s top bull riding circuit. These tickets offer premium seats, a question and answer presentation with some of the top bull riders and stock contractors in the world, behind-the-scenes look at the event from the back of the bucking chutes, and souvenir credential and lanyard.

For an enhanced PBR experience, fans can now purchase add-on PBR Premium Experiences which will include the Elite Experience on both Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29, and Bull Housing Tour on Saturday, August 28 in Fort Worth.

The Elite Experience, available for $75, will include a Q&A session with a select group of the league’s top riders, bullfighters and stock contractors, exclusive merchandise item, arena concession voucher and commemorative lanyard.

The Bull Housing Tour, available for $60, will get experience-purchasers up-close-and-personal with the league’s top animal athletes, and include a commemorative lanyard and Bulls of the PBR book.

Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase a complete travel package for $1,300, including a two-day hotel stay, two event tickets, daily food and beverage voucher, behind the scenes tour, and more.

For more information on PBR Premium Experiences and to purchase the Elite Experience, Bull Housing Tour and travel package for the PBR Fort Worth Invitational in Fort Worth visit https://pbr.com/tickets/premium-experiences/.

About PBR (Professional Bull Riders):
PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 500 bull riders compete in more than 200 events annually across the televised PBR Unleash The Beast tour (UTB), which features the top 35 bull riders in the world; the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT); the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD); and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. PBR’s digital assets include RidePass, which is home to Western sports. PBR is a subsidiary of IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. For more information, visit PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.

About Dickies Arena
Dickies Arena is a 14,000 seat, spectacular multipurpose venue located adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus in Fort Worth, Texas. The facility is the result of a pioneering public-private partnership between the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, the State of Texas and a group of private-sector participants, including foundations, individuals and organizations. The arena is owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by the not-for-profit operating entity, Trail Drive Management Corp. (TDMC). The state-of-the-art arena hosts concerts, sporting events and family entertainment, and is home to Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo performances. For more information, visit www.DickiesArena.com.

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