Luminova: The Bright Spot of the Holidays

Luminova: The Bright Spot of the Holidays

Family-friendly event brings larger-than-life holiday displays, immersive experiences and one-of-a-kind outdoor ice-skating to the Metroplex.

Something new is coming to Arlington at Globe Life Field — an outrageously fun and immersive experience that is guaranteed to be the bright spot of the holidays. At Luminova Holidays, North Texans will be surrounded by millions of twinkling lights, take to the ice on a ginormous outdoor rink and snap those selfie-worthy pics with the larger-than-life light displays from November 20, 2020 through January 3, 2021. Even the Big Guy in red will be at the sprawling indoor and outdoor wonderland, ready to hear everyone’s holiday wishes. Luminova Holidays marks the first event to be open to the general public at the new stadium.

The world premiere holiday event features:

  • 7 million lights
  • More than 270,000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor space
  • 10,000 sq. ft. outdoor ice-skating rink
  • 65 ft. Christmas tree
  • Photo opps galore
  • Interactive activities including light up hopscotch
  • Train rides for the kids
  • Strolling holiday entertainers
  • Old Saint Nick and his elves
  • Booths with food and special mementos to bring the holiday magic home

“At Luminova Holidays, with the challenges this year has brought to so many, it was more important than ever to safely bring families and friends together to create a fun and memorable holiday experience,” says Dixie Baker, co-producer of Luminova Holidays and owner of Fort Worth-based creative marketing agency Sovic Creative.

Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams further adds, “It’s wonderful to see this spectacular holiday event in Arlington. We’ve always been the perfect family-friendly destination for creating holiday memories, and that’s why we’re excited to welcome the world class Luminova to Arlington!”

In collaboration with the Texas Rangers, Luminova will take place inside and outside Globe Life Field. Sean Decker, Executive Vice President of Sports and Entertainment for the Texas Rangers, states “It’s a huge honor to welcome Luminova to Arlington and Globe Life Field for their inaugural year.  We have appreciated their collaborative approach to making this a unique experience while keeping health and safety at the top of the list.”

Holiday bliss begins on Friday, October 9 when tickets go on sale. Prices start at $14.99. A family pack, which includes two adults and up to three kids, starts at $59.99. Want a VIP experience for you and up to 40 guests?  From smaller Christmas gatherings of 10 people to larger parties up to 40, get a luxury suite for the ultimate VIP experience for the entire night.  Tickets can be purchased at LuminovaHolidays.com. Limited tickets are available per night during the November 20, 2020 through January 3, 2021 engagement.  For a full list of available dates, please visit the Luminova website.

Holiday revelers can sign up now at LuminovaHolidays.com to gain early access and SAVE 20% on tickets until October 8. Military/First Responders, seniors and group discount pricing are available.

Make Luminova Holidays your plan for holiday get-togethers this year. It’s where the most wonderful time of the year is safely fun for all ages.

 

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LOCATION

Globe Life Field

734 Stadium Drive

Arlington, Texas 76011

 

Health & Safety Note: At Luminova Holidays, the safety of visitors and employees is our number one priority. Based on guidance from health authorities and government agencies, Luminova will be implementing enhanced safety protocols and social distancing measures to provide patrons with the safest experience possible.

 

About Luminova Holidays: Luminova Holidays is co-produced by Gabe Hoffart and Dixie Baker. Together they have been involved in the entertainment industry for more than 15 years. Baker is also co-founder of a locally owned Fort Worth creative marketing agency, Sovic Creative. With a passion for the holidays and lifting the human spirit, Hoffart and Sovic create events that resonate with not only kids today, but also the young-at-heart.

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Fort Worth Opera Launches FWO GO

Fort Worth Opera Launches FWO GO

Upcoming FWO GO events include mini-concerts in multiple neighborhoods across Tarrant County on Saturday, October 24, and Voices for Votes, an afternoon of performances presented at polling locations on Election Day 2020, Tuesday, November 3.

Fort Worth Opera (FWO) announced the launch of FWO GO, an exciting artistic initiative featuring socially distanced, pop-up performances in neighborhoods across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The company’s first FWO GO shows will be held on Saturday, October 24, throughout Tarrant County, with surprise locations to be announced on FWO’s social media channels and official website. Fort Worth Opera’s talented Lesley Resident Artists will perform classic opera arias, musical theater selections, and beloved standards from the Great American Songbook on a flatbed trailer pulled by a Texas-sized pickup truck. The company recently unveiled its new digital platform FWO Green Room to connect with audiences and build dynamic relationships through technology, but FWO GO shows are the first step in presenting safe, live performances for the entire community during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 On Tuesday, November 3, FWO will appear at polling locations across Fort Worth and present Voices for Votes, a series of mini-concerts to inspire and entertain voters waiting in long lines to cast their ballot on Election Day 2020. That following weekend, FWO will partner with the Tarrant Area Food Bank for a mobile pantry, community food drive, and two performances of the new Texas-themed children’s opera, Stone Soup, at Fort Worth’s Farrington Field parking lot. This uplifting two-day family event combines the joy and excitement of a live musical performance with a much-needed lesson of unity, collaboration, and kindness for all. 

Written by FWO Artistic Director Joe Illick and Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Mark Campbell, Stone Soup presents an age-old tale and gives it a Texas twist, as a hungry, penniless, 13-year-old girl named Sally arrives at the steps of a local General Store in Blessing, Texas during the Great Depression, and teaches the townspeople the value of sharing and working together. On Saturday, November 7, at 2 pm, families can watch the live performance of Stone Soup and then receive food donations from FWO’s huge cauldron, offering children an important opportunity to witness how their community has come together to support them, just like in the story. On Sunday, November 8, at 2 pm, families can watch this charming opera together and then place their food donations in the cauldron, as a kind gesture to help other families in need across North Texas. 

 

Fort Worth Opera in Association with the Tarrant Area Food Bank 

Stone Soup, a Children’s Opera in One Act

Saturday, November 7, 2020, at 2:00 pm & Sunday, November 8, 2020, at 2:00 pm

Farrington Field Parking Lot 

 

Watch the live performance of Stone Soup:

 Saturday, November 7: Food distribution day is reserved for families of the Tarrant Area Food Bank and community service organizations

 Sunday, November 8: Food drive day is open to the general public with a suggested food pantry donation of 4 kid-friendly, non-perishable food items and a suggested ticket price of “pay what you can.” 

 Socially distanced performances will take place in the Farrington Field parking lot, located at 1400 Foch St., Fort Worth, TX 76107. For tickets and information, please visit https://www.fwopera.org/stone-soup.

 

ABOUT FORT WORTH OPERA: Founded in 1946, Fort Worth Opera is poised to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2021. For the last fifteen years, FWO has become one of the leading American companies dedicated to nurturing and performing new opera, in addition to producing performances of traditional repertoire with rising American stars. Our acclaimed Frontiers program is going online this fall with our first digital Libretto Workshop. Our Children’s Opera Theatre typically reaches about 60,000 students across North Texas each season with live, interactive performances. During the COVID-19 pandemic, FWO has created online educational curriculum for local music students to supplement their in-school studies, and COT can also now serve entire families and communities beyond the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Fort Worth Opera is committed to celebrating all North Texans, and through our ongoing Noches de Òpera program, the company offers exciting community-driven events and powerful operas that represent the diverse cultures of all of the Americas.

Fort Worth Opera is sponsored in part by awards from The Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County, The City of Fort Worth, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and OPERA America. Additional Fort Worth Opera sponsors include: the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; The Burnett Foundation; the Amon G. Carter Foundation; the Sid W. Richardson Foundation; Visit Fort Worth; Adeline & George McQueen Foundation, J.P. Morgan, Trustee; Smallwood Foundation, J.P. Morgan, Trustee; Hattie Mae Lesley Foundation, Bank of America, Trustee; Virginia Hobbs Charitable Trust, Simmons Bank, Trustee; Garvey Texas Foundation; Mary Potishman Lard Trust; Fifth Avenue Foundation; The Thomas M. Helen McKee and John P. Ryan Foundation; R4 Foundation; Red Oak Foundation; The Rea Charitable Trust, Wells Fargo Trustee; Wells Fargo Foundation; and Autobahn. 

American Airlines is the Official Airline of Fort Worth Opera.
Arts and Culture Texas Magazine is the Official Media Sponsor of Fort Worth Opera.

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Garden Topiaries at the FWBG

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) and Fort Worth Botanic Garden invites visitors to the newest exhibit “Topiaries in the Garden,” running Oct. 16, 2020 through Jun. 30, 2021.   
 
Featuring 12 plant-based animal shapes, such as elephants, giraffes, and butterflies, the displays are sure to stimulate a sense of wonderment and fascination.  
 
“Seeing the animal topiaries throughout the Garden gives visitors yet another reason to get outside and enjoy this beautiful fall weather,” said Vice President for Horticulture and Assistant Director Bob Byers.   
 
Topiary is a horticultural practice that trains plants to grow and develop into distinctive shapes. In this case,  animal-shaped frames are stuffed with sphagnum peat moss, bound in fishing line, and then planted with flowering annuals, groundcover and other plants. The process allows for depiction of not just the shape of the animal, but also the color and texture of its skin, fur or feathers. For the duration of the exhibit Garden staff and volunteers will maintain the topiaries by watering, fertilizing, pinning stray runners, and shearing.   
 
Exhibit viewing is included with the price of Garden admission. Members receive free entry. For more information, visit fwbg.org/events/topiaries.
 
 
About the Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107 www.fwbg.org  
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Texas and comprises 110 acres in Fort Worth’s cultural district two miles west of downtown Fort Worth. The Garden includes the beautiful Fuller Garden, the historic Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Victor and Cleyone Tinsley Garden, which features plants native to north central Texas and a nationally recognized begonia species collection. The Garden Center is open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the Garden is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65+, $6 for children 6-15, and free for those 5 and under. Members receive free entry. Parking is also free at the Garden. 
 
About the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®)
1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107 www.brit.org  
The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) is a nonprofit, international research, education and conservation organization that collects and safeguards plant specimens, studies and protects living plants, and teaches about the importance of conservation and biodiversity to the world. On Oct. 1, 2020, BRIT became the nonprofit managing the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. BRIT is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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Project Planet now open at the FWMSH!

Project Planet now open at the FWMSH!

NEW EXHIBIT ALLOWS FAMILIES TO UNDERSTAND THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND HOW WE CAN ALL HELP.

Science has revealed that our planet is warming and our climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. In the coming decades, these forces will present new challenges to Fort Worth, Texas, the nation, and the world.

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Closure due to COVID-19 delayed the opening of Project Planet, which was originally scheduled for April 22, 2020, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. “Project Planet was planned to be a large very touchable exhibition,” said Dr. Doug Roberts, Chief Public Engagement Officer at the Museum. “To open the exhibit, we needed to reconfigure it for safety and are so happy to have this important exhibition for our community to explore.”

Project Planet is open! Along with most of the first floor, including two previously closed exhibits, DinoLabs and the Energy Gallery. The Children’s Museum remains closed for improvements.

Alongside the opening of Project Planet and most of the first floor, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is announcing updated hours of operation. Beginning the week of October 5, the Museum will be open Saturdays 11 AM – 4 PM, with an exclusive members-only hour from 10 AM – 11 AM, and Sunday from Noon – 4 PM. This transition offers guests an additional day of the weekend to visit the Museum, while allowing students participating in our Little Scholars Program to remain socially distanced from Museum guests.

To learn more about all available exhibits, guests can visit www.fwmuseum.org/explore/exhibitions

For more information on hours of operation and safety protocols, visit www.fwmuseum.org.

Support for Project Planet is generously provided by Central Market, Current Solar, Fort Worth Academy, Freese and Nichols, Hypergiant Industries and IBM.

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Christmas Magic is in the Air!

Christmas Magic is in the Air!

Experience the spirit of the season with friends and family in Grapevine, Texas
 
It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas®. Although 2020 is making the naughty list, Grapevine is still hosting hundreds of events over 40 days and will be transformed into a spectacular Winter Wonderland adorned with millions of twinkling lights. One of Grapevine’s signature events is the North Pole Express, presented by Great Wolf Lodge, where passengers of all ages board the beautifully decorated Victorian coaches of the Grapevine Vintage Railroad for a magical journey to the North Pole.v
 
Tickets for this traditional Christmas experience will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 20 at GrapevineTexasUSA.com/ChristmasDates for the North Pole Express are November 27, 28, 29, 30 and December 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23. Ticket prices for the North Pole Express are $34 for Touring Class and $38 for First Class, per person. A $5 Lap Child ticket is required for children under 13 months.
 
The first priority of the Grapevine Vintage Railroad is the health and safety of our guests. We have been hard at work to address the challenges presented by COVID-19. The beloved North Pole Express program will look slightly different with only 50 percent of seats in each coach available. In place of the Broadway-style Christmas show, the experience has been expanded to feature Santa and his cast of jovial elves entertaining guests on board the train with energetic performances focusing on sharing in the kindness of the season.
 
Your ticket includes the North Pole Express excursion, a Memory Mug and a recipe card on how to make Santa’s special Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk, souvenir ticket, “We Believe” Silver Bell, Delicious Christmas Cookie and a voucher for a COMPLIMENTARY photo with Santa.
 
Tickets for this special Christmas Capital of Texas do sell out very quickly, so families are encouraged to purchase tickets and book their stay in a Grapevine hotel as soon as possible. For more information on Grapevine’s North Pole Express, visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Christmas.
 
About the Christmas Capital of Texas®
Create lifetime Christmas memories in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas! With 40 days of Christmas events, Grapevine’s charming setting makes the city the must-visit Texas destination of the season. Enjoy Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan Resort, Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge, Scuba Diving Santa at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium, Classic Christmas Movies at the Palace Theatre, millions of magical lights, photo opportunities, bistros and cafés, unique boutiques and more, all perfectly capturing the spirit of Christmas in Grapevine. For the full Christmas Capital of Texas calendar of events, call 817.410.3185 or visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Christmas.

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Things to Do in Fort Worth RIGHT NOW

Things to Do in Fort Worth RIGHT NOW

 

You’ve spent the past several months cooped up inside your home, itching to get out. Finally, there’s some relief: Restrictions due to the pandemic are being slowly relaxed, allowing museums, live music venues and other local entertainment destinations to open. 

All have reopened with social distancing and other COVID safety protocols in place. As always, call or click to make sure information is current before you make your plans. 

Arts & Culture

Amon Carter Museum: Known for its impressive permanent collection of American art, the Amon is currently hosting three exhibitions. Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography, on view through Nov. 1, examines the birth and popularity of 19th century cabinet cards. Texas Made Modern: The Art of Everett Spruce, also on view through Nov. 1, is made up of vivid works by the well-known Texas landscape artist. And Puente Nuevo by Justin Favela, on view until Nov. 15, is a colorful exhibition featuring large-scale artwork made from materials used to construct pinatas. www.cartermuseum.org

Arlington Museum of Art: This hidden gem in downtown Arlington, open for more than three decades, is currently showing Knox Martin: Living Legend, featuring the big and bold artwork of celebrated painter, sculptor and muralist Knox Martin. Through Oct. 11. https://www.arlingtonmuseum.org

Modern Art Museum: Although its restaurant remains closed, the museum portion of the Modern has reopened and is currently showing Mark Bradford: End Papers, an exhibition devoted to the end papers created by mixed media artist Mark Bradford. The museum’s next exhibition opens Nov. 6 and features the work of abstract artist Marina Adams. The Modern’s film series, Magnolia at the Modern, has also resumed. www.themodern.org/exhibitions/current

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History: One of the city’s most popular museums is reopening, little by little. Hours are currently limited, from 11am-4pm Thursday-Saturday. Open exhibitions are geared toward little ones, who can learn about space exploration; Texas animals and their eco-systems; bead-making; and virtual reality. Because many portions of the museum are still closed due to COVID, including the Children’s Museum and the Omni, the price of admission has been reduced to $9 per person. The museum is free for children under the age of 5. Reservations are required. https://www.fwmuseum.org

International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame: Bowling enthusiasts will certainly be bowled over by this fun boutique museum dedicated to all things bowling. The museum has been closed due to COVID but will reopen with limited hours Sept. 29. Reservations are required. https://www.bowlingmuseum.com

Kimbell Art Museum: Considered by many to be one of the best art museums in the country, the Kimbell will welcome its next traveling exhibition in December. Titled Queen Nefertari’s Egypt, the showing will include more than 200 objects, including statues, jewelry, vases and mummies, from the ancient village of Deir-el-Medina, home to the craftsmen who made the royal tombs. In the meantime, enjoy an exhibition of British artist J. M. W. Turner’s paintings, an extensive Asian art collection, and the museum’s permanent collection of historic works. www.kimbellart.org

National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame: The only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the West, the National Cowgirl Museum has reopened with limited hours and reduced admission. Currently on exhibit is It’s Never Just a Horse, which examines the partnership between people and horses, particularly the Museum’s Hall of Fame honorees. http://www.cowgirl.net

Texas Civil War Museum: This often overlooked museum in far west Fort Worth offers a thorough – and thought-provoking – examination of Texas’ role in the Civil War. Currently open with limited hours. https://texascivilwarmuseum.com

Live Theatre

Casa Manana: This longtime Fort Worth theater recently announced several shows to be held in its Reid Cabaret Theatre, recently updated to meet social distancing guidelines. Performances include Queen of the Night – An Evening with Whitney, a live concert featuring singers Adrianna Hicks and Nicole Vanessa Ortiz belting out the songs of Whitney Houston (Sept. 29-Oct. 3), and Frank Sinatra – The Second Century, a live concert tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes featuring New York musical theatre performers (Oct. 13-17). Casa’s Broadway performances are scheduled to resume in February with Matilda The Musical. http://www.casamanana.org

TCU Theatre: Texas Christian University’s College of Fine Arts is presenting two upcoming virtual theatre performances: The Melody Lingers On, a classical musical revue that pays homage to Irving Berlin (Sept. 24-27), and the Shakespearean My Love is as a Fever: Sonnets on Love and Other Maladies (Oct. 29-Nov. 1). Both will be live-streamed through TCU Theatre’s YouTube channel. https://www.tcu.edu

Circle Theatre: Downtown’s underground theater is planning a virtual reading of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. A stage adaptation appeared on Broadway in 2017 and was scheduled to be a part of Circle Theatre’s current season. The theater’s reading will take place virtually this fall.  https://www.circletheatre.com

Jubilee Theatre: Fort Worth’s Jubilee Theatre will soon announce its new season. Look for information on http://www.jubileetheatre.org

Stage West Theatre: The pandemic has forced local arts organizations to think outside of the box and no other local theater may be as far from the box as Stage West, whose brilliant drive-in show Everything Will Be Fine is currently the toast of Fort Worth’s theatre community. Picture a drive-in movie and replace it with a dance/theater experience and you have Everything Will Be Fine. Final performances are Sept. 24-27 at the Texas Wesleyan University Administration Building parking lot, 1205 Wesleyan Street. Advance tickets are required. In October, Stage West will present Playlets, a triplet of three short virtual plays. https://stagewest.org

Theatre Arlington: While full-scale theatrical productions are currently on hold, the theater has several smaller, crowd-pleasing performances scheduled for this fall, including Comedy Tonight, a musical revue celebrating the last four decades of Theatre Arlington (now through Oct. 4). The theater will also host a cabaret series in October with singer Ken’Ja L. Brown on Oct. 16, a Gershwin revue on Oct. 17 and the family-friendly Halloween song and dance show, Creepy Cabaret Oct. 30-31. https://theatrearlington.org

Theatre Wesleyan: Texas Wesleyan’s theatre troupe continues its Six Plays At Six Feet series with an outdoor production of At a Distance, an original play written and directed by professor of theatre, Connie Whitt-Lambert. The show, about two strangers who discover a shared appreciation of solitude and classical literature, includes – and is inspired by – the works of Sophocles, Aristophanes and William Shakespeare and other famous poets and philosophers. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. Oct. 2-4 at Kay Granger Mall at Texas Wesleyan University. https://txwes.edu

Live Music

Arlington Music Hall: One of the few music venues in the area to reopen, Arlington Music Hall has a full slate of upcoming concerts. Shows include The Association (Oct. 8); Lorrie Morgan (Oct. 29); Johnny Rodriguez (10/23), Sammy Kershaw (11/6), and Beatlemania 64 (11/13). Concerts are scheduled through the holidays and into 2021 with tickets available to purchase Right Now. https://arlingtonmusichall.net

Billy Bob’s Texas: The world’s largest honky tonk has officially reopened, with new COVID-conscious guidelines in place. There’s also a full menu of grub, from burgers to barbecue. Concerts are back, too. Upcoming performances include a double-header with Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen (Oct. 23); Eli Young Band (10/31); the return of Texas singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen (Nov. 6); and Soney Larue (12/5). Billy Bob’s will also host the 2020 Texas Country Music Awards on Nov. 15. https://billybobstexas.com

Fat Daddy’s:  One of Tarrant County’s most popular spots for live music has re-opened and filled their calendar with all of your favorite tribute bands.  Worth the trip to Mansfield for the music and the menu!  https://fatdaddyslive.com/ 

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra: Since Bass Performance Hall remains closed due to COVID, the FWSO has moved the Symphonic Series and the Pop Series performances to Will Rogers Auditorium, including Beethoven’s “Pastoral” (Oct. 16-18), Soul Men (Oct 23-25), Home for the Holidays (Nov. 27-29) and others. https://fwsymphony.org

Levitt Pavilion: Arlington’s family-friendly outdoor venue is bringing the intimacy of its live concerts to your living room with a virtual concert series called, appropriately enough, Your Living Room. Performers include Jamie Lin Wilson (Sept. 25); La Tropa F (Sept. 26); Abraham Alexander (Oct. 16); and others. In-person concerts will resume in 2021, with the exception of an Oct. 10 Randy Rogers show, which is a fundraiser for Levitt. https://levittpavilionarlington.org

RIdglea Theater: Fort Worth’s historic Ridglea Theater has a handful of concerts scheduled over the next several weeks, including a can’t-miss double-header with Patty Griffin and Mavis Staples on Oct. 24. https://www.theridglea.com

Outdoor Activities

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Take a stroll through the prettiest place in Fort Worth. Open seven days a week, from 8am-6pm. https://www.fwbg.org

State Fair of Texas: There are still lots of ways to keep your State Fair of Texas traditions alive this year. Try out the Drive Thru State Fair Food, pictures of Big Tex, or even State Fair of Texas at Home. Don’t let COVID-19 break your traditions. https://bigtex.com/

Fort Worth Zoo: The nation’s No. 1 zoo is open but reservations are required. The zoo’s popular Boo at the Zoo returns, as a drive-through event, Oct. 22-25. https://www.fortworthzoo.org

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze: ‘Tis the season for pumpkin patches and this long-running p-patch in Grapevine, opening Oct. 2, is among the biggest in the area. In addition to the two-acre corn maze, there are hayrides, food and drinks and, of course, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. http://www.hallspumpkinfarm.net

Log Cabin Village: Take a trip back in time, to the days of log cabins and no Instagram. Reservations required. https://www.logcabinvillage.org

Six Flags Over Texas: Thrill-seeker’s paradise is open weekends only and also for special events, such as the upcoming Fright Fest. Reservations required. https://www.sixflags.com

Taste of Nigeria Festival: Get a taste of authentic Nigerian cuisine at this seventh annual event, taking place at noon Sept. 26 at Asia Times Square in Grand Prairie. https://www.eventbrite.com

Texas Wine Month in Grapevine:  Wine enthusiasts from around the state and country are invited to come celebrate Texas Wine Month in Historic Grapevine, which kicks off at the Nash Farm Harvest Moon Supper celebrating the harvest moon. Additional activities include live jazz and Grapevine wines on board the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. The 28th Annual New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail features multiple winery tasting rooms in Historic Downtown Grapevine, and visitors and residents alike have the unique opportunity to observe The Lone Star International Wine Competition. For more information on Texas Wine Month events, visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com/TexasWineMonth.

Trinity Trails of Fort Worth: All portions of the 100 mile-plus Trinity Trails remain open for joggers, bikers and good ol’ fashion walkers. https://www.trinitytrailsfw.com

Virtual Events

Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth: The popular chamber group will stream a recorded performance of its A Bridge of Searing Beauty concert at 2pm on Oct. 10. https://www.cmsfw.org

The Cliburn: Home of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, The Cliburn continues to present a myriad of online events and experiences, from children’s education programs to streaming concerts. https://cliburn.org

DFW Child Virtual Family Night: Every other Friday, DFW Child magazine and the Carrollton Public Library join hands to present interactive, online story-reading events designed for the whole family. Registration is required. https://dfwchild.com

Fort Worth Opera: Celebrating its 75th season, the Fort Worth Opera has launched a new digital initiative called Green Room, which includes master classes, online performances and Zoom readings of new works.  Following the success of our 2019 world premiere, Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World, composer Joe Illick and librettist Mark Campbell have teamed up once again for Stone Soup, a new family opera with an enduring message of kindness. Led by a resourceful young hero named Sally, this timely tale teaches the value of sharing and collaboration. https://www.fwopera.org/stone-soup

Levitt Pavilion: Arlington’s family-friendly outdoor venue is bringing the intimacy of its live concerts to your living room with a virtual concert series called, appropriately enough, Your Living Room. Performers include Jamie Lin Wilson (Sept. 25); La Tropa F (Sept. 26); Abraham Alexander (Oct. 16); and others. In-person concerts will resume in 2021, with the exception of an Oct. 10 Randy Rogers show, which is a fundraiser for Levitt. https://levittpavilionarlington.org

TCU Theatre: Texas Christian University’s College of Fine Arts is presenting two upcoming virtual theatre performances: The Melody Lingers On, a classical musical revue that pays homage to Irving Berlin (Sept. 24-27), and the Shakespearean My Love is as a Fever: Sonnets on Love and Other Maladies (Oct. 29-Nov. 1). Both will be live-streamed through TCU Theatre’s YouTube channel. https://www.tcu.edu

Burger of the Month at Billy Bob’s!

Fort Worth wouldn't be Fort Worth without Billy Bob's Texas — The World's Largest Honky-Tonk! We've just heard some GREAT news — Billy Bob's Texas anncounces their Buger of the Month program!  Here's more from the team at BBT. HONKY TONK KITCHEN RESTAURANT NEWS...

RMHFW Virtual Cooking Experience

Let’s Cook Together A Livestream Event Series It’s 2020 and a year full of changes, so the Red Shoe Society wanted to bring YOU a fun and engaging event while keeping everyone safe and healthy! Here’s your chance to learn how to prepare the perfect holiday cheese...

Luminova: The Bright Spot of the Holidays

Family-friendly event brings larger-than-life holiday displays, immersive experiences and one-of-a-kind outdoor ice-skating to the Metroplex. Something new is coming to Arlington at Globe Life Field -- an outrageously fun and immersive experience that is guaranteed to...

Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen at BBT!

Fort Worth wouldn't be Fort Worth without Billy Bob's Texas — The World's Largest Honky-Tonk! Here's more from the team at BBT.JUST ANNOUNCED AT BILLY BOB’S TEXAS A second Hold My Beer show with Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen, debut performance from supergroup – The...

Queen Nefertari’s Egypt

The Kimbell Art Museum presents a sweeping showcase of female power and influence during the height of ancient Egyptian civilization in the upcoming exhibition Queen Nefertari’s Egypt, on view from December 6, 2020, through March 14, 2021. At the heart of the...

Van Cliburn Piano Competition Postponed

The Cliburn announces today that the sixteenth edition of its flagship Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will now be held June 2–18, 2022, at Bass Performance Hall and Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU, in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The Competition was previously...

Fort Worth Opera Launches FWO GO

Upcoming FWO GO events include mini-concerts in multiple neighborhoods across Tarrant County on Saturday, October 24, and Voices for Votes, an afternoon of performances presented at polling locations on Election Day 2020, Tuesday, November 3. Fort Worth Opera (FWO)...

TRE Returns to Regular Service

Beginning Monday, Oct. 19, the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will return to pre-pandemic service levels. The Saturday schedule remains unchanged. For the safety of its customers, the TRE will continue its enhanced cleaning protocols, including the use of...

Garden Topiaries at the FWBG

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) and Fort Worth Botanic Garden invites visitors to the newest exhibit “Topiaries in the Garden,” running Oct. 16, 2020 through Jun. 30, 2021.      Featuring 12 plant-based animal shapes, such as elephants, giraffes, and...

Project Planet now open at the FWMSH!

NEW EXHIBIT ALLOWS FAMILIES TO UNDERSTAND THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND HOW WE CAN ALL HELP. Science has revealed that our planet is warming and our climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. In the coming decades, these forces will present new challenges to...

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