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TOMORROW — FREE Art in the Dark Community Event at Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum

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The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is offering a fun and FREE event packed with activities for all ages.  Everyone is welcome to experience the Amon Carter at night with art making, tours, music, films, interactive demonstrations, and more inspired by the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine. No reservations are required.

:: Schedule of Events

Art Making for All Ages (5:30–9:30 p.m.)
Decorate a reusable lunch bag
Create magnetic miniature artworks

Art Search (5:30–9:30 p.m.)
Work up an appetite by finding food-themed artworks in the galleries. Pick up a question sheet (both adult and family versions are available), complete the search, and claim your prize!

Cupcake Decorating with Central Market (5:30–9:30 p.m.)
Decorate a miniature cupcake to look like a berry pie and enjoy your creation on the museum’s front porch.

Food Trucks and Outdoor Fun (5:30–9:30 p.m.)
Have fun on the museum’s lawn by tossing a beach ball, throwing a flickering Frisbee with friends, or grabbing a bite to eat from a food truck (Food available for purchase).

Music with Eric Martin (5:30–9:30 p.m.)
Enjoy the melodic sounds of the xylophone during an ongoing performance by local percussionist Eric Martin.

Selections from Food Design, a film by Martin Hablesreiter and Sonja Stummerer (5:30–9:30 p.m.)
Food Design (2010) takes a look at the secret chambers of a major manufacturer of food, where designers and scientists are defining tomorrow’s favorite culinary treat. It shows how form, color, smell, consistency, the sounds made during eating, manufacturing technique, history, and stories are all aspects of food and eating that both influence food design and are created by it. This film includes subtitles.

Tarrant Area Food Bank Donation Station (5:30–9 p.m.)
Help those in need by donating a non-perishable food item to the Tarrant Area Food Bank. For each item donated, a ticket will be entered in a raffle to win an Amon Carter swag bag!

Amon Carter Art After Dark

Family Tour (5:45–6:30 p.m.)
Join the Amon Carter’s professional gallery teachers to discover works of art, share your observations, and get creative in the galleries. This tour is best for children ages 12 and under with their adult companions.

Dining Through the Ages with Anne Paup, Etiquette Consultant (Sessions begin at 6, 7, and 8 p.m).
Mind your manners and learn the basics of dining etiquette and the history behind it during this fun demonstration with Etiquette and Protocol Consultant Anne Paup.

Cheese Tastings with Elizabeth Northern, Owner of Magnolia Cheese Company (Tastings begin at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.)
Taste and learn about unique local cheeses during this delectable presentation with cheesemonger Elizabeth Northern, proprietor of Magnolia Cheese Company in Fort Worth’s Near Southside neighborhood. Please note: There are a limited number of seats per session. Free tickets to sessions will be available in Gallery 21 thirty minutes before each session begins.

Adult Tour (8–8:45 p.m.)
Join Margi Conrads, deputy director of art and research, as she shares her favorite works of art in the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine.

Edward Hopper (1882–1967) Nighthawks, 1942

Have fun with food! Everyone is welcome to experience the Amon Carter at night with art making, tours, music, films, interactive demonstrations, and more inspired by the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine. No reservations are required.

Schedule of Events

Art Making for All Ages
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Decorate a reusable lunch bag
Create magnetic miniature artworks

Art Search
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Work up an appetite by finding food-themed artworks in the galleries. Pick up a question sheet (both adult and family versions are available), complete the search, and claim your prize!

Cupcake Decorating with Central Market
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Decorate a miniature cupcake to look like a berry pie and enjoy your creation on the museum’s front porch.

Food Trucks and Outdoor Fun
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Have fun on the museum’s lawn by tossing a beach ball, throwing a flickering Frisbee with friends, or grabbing a bite to eat from a food truck*.
*Food available for purchase.

Music with Eric Martin
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Enjoy the melodic sounds of the xylophone during an ongoing performance by local percussionist Eric Martin.

Selections from Food Design, a film by Martin Hablesreiter and Sonja Stummerer
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Food Design (2010) takes a look at the secret chambers of a major manufacturer of food, where designers and scientists are defining tomorrow’s favorite culinary treat. It shows how form, color, smell, consistency, the sounds made during eating, manufacturing technique, history, and stories are all aspects of food and eating that both influence food design and are created by it. This film includes subtitles.
Courtesy Icarus Films

Tarrant Area Food Bank Donation Station
5:30–9 p.m.
Help those in need by donating a non-perishable food item to the Tarrant Area Food Bank. For each item donated, a ticket will be entered in a raffle to win an Amon Carter swag bag!

Family Tour
5:45–6:30 p.m.
Join the Amon Carter’s professional gallery teachers to discover works of art, share your observations, and get creative in the galleries. This tour is best for children ages 12 and under with their adult companions.

Dining Through the Ages with Anne Paup, Etiquette Consultant
Sessions begin at 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
Mind your manners and learn the basics of dining etiquette and the history behind it during this fun demonstration with Etiquette and Protocol Consultant Anne Paup.

Cheese Tastings with Elizabeth Northern, Owner of Magnolia Cheese Company
Tastings begin at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.
Taste and learn about unique local cheeses during this delectable presentation with cheesemonger Elizabeth Northern, proprietor of Magnolia Cheese Company in Fort Worth’s Near Southside neighborhood.
Please note: There are a limited number of seats per session. Free tickets to sessions will be available in Gallery 21 thirty minutes before each session begins.

Adult Tour
8–8:45 p.m.
Join Margi Conrads, deputy director of art and research, as she shares her favorite works of art in the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine.

This program is made possible in part by Central Market.

- See more at: http://www.cartermuseum.org/calendar#sthash.aKTfjMCc.dpuf

Details, details

What:  Get more details about the Art in the Dark program, here.
When:  Thursday, April 17 from 5:30pm–9:30pm
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard. Get directions and parking details here.
Cost: FREE!  Entrance to this event and Amon Carter’s Museum is always FREE (but donations are appreciated).

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FREE! An Evening With Award‐winning Illustrator Jerry Pinkney — Reception and Book Signing

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Fort Worth Library Jerry Pinkney Signing

The Fort Worth Library and the African American Museum of Dallas will present an evening with award‐winning illustrator Jerry Pinkney — Thursday, April 24 at 6 p.m. at the Ella Mae Shamblee Branch Library.  A free reception and book signing will follow a discussion with Pinkney about his career, books, and approach to illustration. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Books By Illustrator Jerry Pinkney   Books By Illustrator Jerry Pinkney

Among the many honors received by Pinkney are the Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Award and the New York Times Best Illustrated Award. “My intent is to lead the viewer into a world that exists only because of that picture,” said Pinkney.

Books By Illustrator Jerry Pinkney

Details, details
What: More information, visit fortworthlibrary.org
When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 ~ 6:00PM
Where: Ella Mae Shamble Branch Library
1062 Evans Avenue,  Fort Worth, TX 76104
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

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Tax Day Freebies & Discount Roundup — Chili’s, Mayfest, Sonic, Hard Rock Cafe, and More!

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The tax man cometh and so do the FREE goodies and discounts for Tax Day 2014!  To brighten up tax return day, we’ve put together a list of freebies and deals that will hopefully put some money back in your pocket and a smile on your face!

Note: All offers are valid April 15th only unless otherwise noted. Click on links for more details of each offer.

Restaurants

  • Arby’s  ~ Get a coupon for FREE value curly fries
  • Boston Market: Get 2 half-chicken individual meals, two home-style sides and fresh cornbread for $10.40. No coupon needed.
  • Chili’s ~ Get a  coupon for a FREE appetizer or dessert or FREE kid’s meal, now through April 17
  • Corner Bakery ~ Get a FREE Baby Bundt cake with purchase of an entrée.
  • Great American Cookies ~ Get a FREE cookie.
  • Hard Rock Café ~ Hard Rock Cafe is giving away a FREE entrée from their new menu when you sing your favorite song on stage.  Limited availability. Sign up required.
  • Pinkberry ~ Bring in a Pinkberry receipt from the  previous day to receive 50% off any size frozen yogurt, now through Sunday.
  • Schlotzsky’s ~ Receive a FREE small original sandwich with the purchase of chips and a 32-oz. drink. No coupon is required.
  • Sonic ~ Enjoy 50% OFF drinks and slushies!

Events, Grins, & More

OH, NO! Forgot it was Tax Day?

  • Amazon has TurboTax for 22% OFF,  and you can download it to your computer right now (no running to the store)! Go here  to download the TurboTax download version for PC or go here to get the version for Apple/Mac.P.S. If you did forget, you can most likely file an extension with the IRS which will extend your filing date to October 15th. Turbotax will walk you through this paperwork which takes just a few minutes — but the extension request does have to be filed today (due April 15th). 

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April 11-13 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE Fort Worth entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Main Street Arts Festival at Sundance Square
  • FREE Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Concert
  • FREE Seminar on Creating a Butterfly
    and Hummingbird Garden at Calloway’s
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE “Best of Brunch” Cooking Technique
    Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Main Street Arts Festival ~ Downtown Fort Worth.
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.Through Sunday, April 13, 2014

One of our favorite annual events, Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival is finally here! This juried art fest showcases over 200 of the nation’s finest artists and is staged around the streets of downtown (with the new Sundance Square Plaza acting as the main hub). The festival also features over 300 performances throughout the weekend, including live concerts in just about every music genre — from R&B to country to jazz.  Even the Fort Worth Symphony will be performing (more info below).

It’s a family friendly event with an enormous variety of amazing art, savory food, performance artists, kids activities, and street performers.

Insiders Tip Take a Fort Worth Bike Sharing cycle to the festival –  only $4 for an all day pass! Use promo code 76102 at any B-Station (locations here) to get the special $4 rate (this weekend only).

Details, Details
What:
Learn more about Main Street Arts Fest, here.
Check out the official guide and schedule here.
When: Now through Sunday, April 13, 2014
Where: Downtown Fort Worth on Main Street and the Sundance Square Plaza (between 3rd and 4th streets). Click here to find available FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kimbell Art Museum FREE family festival event

Enjoy an afternoon of free family fun for all ages at the Kimbell Art Museum on Saturday. Festival activities will center around the theme Sights and Sounds of Japan.  A spectacular host of mighty samurai warriors will welcome families for a lively afternoon of creative art projects, artist demonstrations, family tours, and children’s films.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Kimbell family event, go here.
When: Saturday, April 12 from 1:00-4:00pm
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
For directions, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Mini-concert
    Saturday, April 12, 2014

 

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be performing a free mini-concert conducted by Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya at Main Street Arts Festival. There are no tickets required and it is a come-and-go, casual atmosphere.

Details, Details
What: 
Learn more about the free concert here.
Where:
  Downtown Fort Worth at the Sundance Square Stage (at Sundance Square Plaza~ between 3rd and 4th streets). Click here to find available FREE parking options.
When:  Saturday April 12, 2014 5:00pm – 6:15pm
Cost:  FREE!

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:: FREE Seminar on Humminbird and Butterfly Gardens
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Calloway's Garden Seminar Event

Pop by Calloway’s on Saturday to find out which plants butterflies and hummingbirds find absolutely irresistible. Plus you’ll learn the other elements (such as sun, shade, water and shelter) that they need to thrive.

Details, details
What: Learn more about this gardening event here.
When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10:15AM
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  This week’s class will teach fun ways to decorate cookies, with icing, sparkle and pizzazz.   Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, April 12, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma for  a cooking technique class that focuses on taking your next brunch to a new level. You’ll learn how to create classic standards plus some new recipes to add flair to your table.  These hour-long classes are FREE and include tastings of prepared dishes. Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, April 13, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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March 28-30 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE Fort Worth entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Fort Worth’s 2014 Spring Gallery Night
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Birding Seminar at River Legacy
    Living Science Center in Arlington
  • FREE Seminar on Shade Gardens at Calloway’s
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE “Elevating the Egg” Cooking Technique
    Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE! Fort Worth’s 2014 Spring Gallery Night
Saturday, March 29, 2014

Fort Worth 2014 Gallery Night

Fort Worth’s Annual Spring Gallery Night is a FREE open-house event celebrating the visual arts and the community’s cultural richness in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Take a stroll through participating galleries and museums, plus mingle with the many artists featured during this community event. Many locations are hosting live music and light h’ors d’oeuvres.

Details, details
What
: To get more info on participating locations, download the 2014 Spring Gallery Night program and map here. Hosted by the Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (more info at fwada.org).
When: Saturday, March 29, 2014 ~ Event times vary by venue. Go here to find the schedule for each location.
Where: Print out a map of each participating venue here.
Cost: Most events are FREE.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

The Kimbell Kids drop-in program introduces children (ages 12 and under) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together.  Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project.  Sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program.  Do note that space is very limited.  

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event website.
When: Saturday, March 29, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth. 

Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Birding Seminar at River Legacy in Arlington
Saturday, March 29, 2014

Join River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington for Birding 101, a multi-week series of classes designed for beginning birders and those who want to improve their birding skills. The adult workshop will be led by North Central Texas Master Birders and will include one hour of classroom instruction followed by one hour in the field. Bring your binoculars and field guide if you have them. A limited supply of binoculars will be available during the class.  Best suited for ages 12 and up. Space is limited. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE  seminar, go here.
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington.
When: Saturday, March 29, 2014 ~ 8:30am.
The conclusion of this multi-part class takes place April 5th.
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: FREE Calloway’s Seminar on Creating Shade Gardens
Saturday, March 29, 2014

Calloway's Garden Seminar Event

Discover a remarkable variety of plants that bring striking color to the shade garden through foliage and blooms at Calloway’s gardening clinic. Whether you are dealing with a difficult shady spot on your property, or making a garden retreat, this clinic will provide the answers to your questions for how to create a vibrant Texas garden in the shade.

Details, details
What: Learn more about this gardening event here.
When: Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 10:15AM
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, March 29, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  This week’s class will teach fun ways to decorate eggs, with colors, glitter, sparkle and pizzazz.   Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, March 29, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, March 30, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma for  a cooking technique class that focuses on cooking with eggs and transforming this humble ingredient into frittatas, eggs Benedict and other eggs-traordinary dishes. They’re ideal for a festive brunch yet simple enough to enjoy on weekdays. Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, March 30, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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Subscribe for FREE (here)!

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FREE Pancakes at Corner Bakery Cafe

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One of our favorite eateries, Corner Bakery Cafe, is offering a FREE side of made-to-order Buttermilk Pancakes with any purchase (Expires April 10, 2014). This sounds just about perfect for tomorrow morning’s breakfast!

:: For the coupon and a list of participating locations, go here.

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March 21-23 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE Fort Worth entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Birding Seminar at River Legacy
    Living Science Center in Arlington
  • Celebrity Softball Double Header and Concert
    Benefiting Families of Fallen Military 
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Home Decorating Class at Pottery Barn
  • FREE “What’s in Season” Cooking Technique
    Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Asian Ink Painting Class at The Kimbell
Friday, March 21, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

Open-format sessions join art-making and gallery activities at the Kimbell to encourage fresh ways of looking at and responding to featured artworks and themes. Adults and teens can sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion beginning one hour before the program.  Do note that space is very limited.  

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event website.
When: Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth. 
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Birding Seminar at River Legacy in Arlington
Saturday, March 22, 2014

Join River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington for Birding 101, a multi-week series of classes designed for beginning birders and those who want to improve their birding skills. The adult workshop will be led by North Central Texas Master Birders and will include one hour of classroom instruction followed by one hour in the field. Bring your binoculars and field guide if you have them. A limited supply of binoculars will be available during the class.  Best suited for ages 12 and up. Space is limited. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE  seminar, go here.
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington.
When: Saturday, March 22, 2014 ~ 8:30am.
Other Class Dates are March 29 and April 5.
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: Celebrity Softball Double Header and Concert Benefiting
Wounded Warrior and Snowball Express.

Saturday March 22, 2014

Saturday, The Airpower Foundation will present Salute to the Warrior, a celebrity softball double-header and concert that will benefit the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team and Snowball Express. Softball teams will be made up of celebrities as well as former and current professional athletes from Major League Baseball and the National Football League.

Some of the athletes participating are Patrick Crayton, Cory Procter and Isaiah Stanback formerly of the Dallas Cowboys as well as Kevin Mench from the Texas Rangers, and many more from the New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49’ers, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, St Louis Rams, and Atlanta Falcons. The event features parachute jumpers as well as the opportunity to meet, the athletes and heroes. Country music recording star Matt Snook and comedian Bobby Henline will perform after the games.

Details, details
What: For more information go here.
When: Saturday, March 22, 2014 ~  games will begin at 12PM and 2PM . Tailgating for the game begins at 10AM, and parachute jumpers will land at 11:45AM.
Where: LaGrave Field, home of the Fort Worth Cats
Cost:  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 18 and can be purchased at the gate or online here.

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, March 22, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  This week’s class features “Let’s Stir-Fry” where kids will learn how to combine veggies and meat and make great stir-fry combinations.   Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, March 22, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, March 23, 2014

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Pottery Barn Class ~ Hosting the Perfect Spring Gathering 
Sunday, March 23, 2014

Join Pottery Barn for a free in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for hosting a weekend brunch, Easter celebration, or Passover gathering.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn’s store event site.
When:
 Class takes place March 23, 2014. Times differ by store so be sure to call your local store to verify class time.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
 FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, March 23, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma for  a cooking technique class the focuses on cooking what’s in season. As the weather warms, the farmers’ markets come alive with the first of the spring bounty – from baby artichokes, spring peas, asparagus and fava beans to baby lettuces and greens. Learn cooking methods to best reflect the delicate flavors of the season’s first bounty.  Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, March 23, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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February 28 – March 2 FREE Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE Fort Worth entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Drawing Classes for Kids & Adults at The Modern
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River
    Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
  • FREE Read Across America & Dr. Seuss Family Event
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth
    Science and History Museum & Perot Museum
  • FREE Nasher Sculpture Center’s First
    Saturdays Family Fun Day (In Dallas)
  • FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Home Depot
  • FREE Movie at the First Sunday Film Club,
    Confidential Agent (With Lauren Bacall & Charles Boyer)
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Drawing Classes for Kids & Adults at The Modern
Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Kids Drawing Program

FREE Drawing From the Collection classes for kids:  Two sessions of this free program for children are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises that relate to works in the Modern’s galleries. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited; early arrival is encouraged. A signup sheet is located at the information desk.

FREE Drawing From the Collection class for adults:  Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This class is open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but a sign-in sheet is available at the information desk

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the the Modern’s event website.
When: Sunday, March 2, 2014 ~ 2:00PM.
Where: The Modern in Fort Worth ~ 
3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, March 1, 2014

Discover the habits and adaptations of one of River Legacy’s native animals during a live animal observation with a Naturalist at River Legacy Living Science Center. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE  seminar, go here.
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington.
When: Saturday, March 1, 2014 ~ 2:00pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: FREE Dr. Seuss Reading and Read Across America Family Event
Saturday March 1, 2014

Come one come all to celebrate the joy of reading, and beloved children’s author
Dr. Seuss. Families are invited to bring their children to read with UTA
students and enjoy Dr.Seuss themed arts and crafts, face painting, puppet shows
and picture opportunities. Every child will leave with a free book to take home as part of Read Across America Day!

Details, details
What: For more information go here.
When: Saturday, March 1, 2014 ~ 10:00am-1:00PM
Where: The Bluebonnet Ballroom at UT Arlington  (300 W. First St)
Cost: FREE!

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:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science &
History and the Perot Museum in Dallas

Saturday and Sunday, March 1 & 2, 2014

Bank of America’s 2014 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150+ participating museums throughout the country. In DFW, this FREE Admission program takes place this weekend at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and in Dallas at The Perot Museum of Nature & Science.

Details, details
What:
To learn more about the Museums On Us program, go here.
How: Show a photo ID and any Bank of America Card to get FREE admission for each Bank of America Card Holder.
Where: The Fort Worth Science & History Museum is located at 1600 Gendy St. (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy). The Perot Museum can be found at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas.
When: Saturday and Sunday, March 1 & 2, 2014
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders

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:: Take an “Art-Full” Trek to Dallas to the Nasher Sculpture
Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays
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The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays for families ~ bring the kids and enjoy free admission and fun family programming on the first Saturday of every month. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary school and feature a lineup of activities that encourage creative thought through a monthly “Big Idea.” Children can engage in art projects and experience creativity in action through scavenger hunts, performances, storytime and more.

Details, details
What:
For details, including a complete schedule, click here.
When:
Saturday, March 1, 2014 ~ FREE admission: 10 am – 5 pm
Family Tours: Hourly from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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:: FREE ~ Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, March 1, 2014

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build their very own DreamWorks bank project to take home. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.  All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin.  All workshops are free, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.

Details, details
What: For ages 5-12. Get more information about the workshop, here. When: Saturday, March 1, 2014 ~ 9:00AM to Noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Confidential Agent (With Lauren Bacall & Charles Boyer)
First Sunday Film Club Classic Movie Showing

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the film Confidential Agent featuring Charles Boyer and Lauren Bacall on Sunday, March 2nd. This event is part of the First Sunday Film Series which presents award-winning movies in a wide range of genres, including drama, action, comedy and science fiction. Films will be shown on the large screen of the library’s movie theater.

About the movie: Based on the novel by Graham Greene, this spy film stars Charles Boyer as a secret agent struggling against fascists during the Spanish Civil War. He finds unexpected help from a young socialite, played by Lauren Bacall. NR, 122 min., 1945

Details, details
What: For more information about this event, click hereRead reviews of the movie here. 
When: Sunday,  March 2, 2014 ~ 2:00PM
Where: In the movie theater of the Fort Worth Central Library.  You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage.  The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, March 2, 2014

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, March 2, 2014, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Saturday and Sunday, March 1 & 2, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma for two classes: Saturday’s class is for kids and will teach baking 101 basics, and Sunday’s adult class will focus on taking your baking skills to the next level. You’ll learn how to make everything from the little French sponge cakes known as madeleines to beautiful citrus cakes. Whether you’re hosting a party or attending a potluck, these sweet treats will transform any springtime gathering into a special occasion.

Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.

Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 1 & 2, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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February 7-9 FREE & Cheap Fort Worth Weekend Events

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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FORT WORTH WEEKEND EDITION Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates and you’ll receive this weekly entertainment guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week! Subscribe for FREE (here)!

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • Last Weekend! 2014 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
  • FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
  • FREE! Meet the Robinsons Family Movie Showing
  • FREE Garden Seminar at Calloway’s Nursery
  • FREE Valentines Woodworking Kids Clinic at Lowe’s
  • FREE Home Decorating Class at Pottery Barn
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Stockyards
  • FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Technique Classes for Kids and Adults

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:: 2014 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo ~ Last Weekend!
Through Saturday, February 8, 2014

 

Kick up your heels and enjoy acres of excitement and western heritage at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Events include rodeo (extra ticket required), free musical entertainment, petting zoo, family friendly exhibits, premier livestock shows, and more ~ the schedule of events is fresh each day.  Plus your Stock show ticket gets you FREE entry into 3 fantastic museums:  Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the Cattle Raisers Museum and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. If you haven’t been yet, this is the last weekend!

Want to attend for FREE or cheap?   Be sure to check out the list here for more than 10 ways to get free tickets and save on admission.

Details, details
What:
The 2014 Stock Show and Rodeo event schedule changes daily.
• To get the schedule of daily events, click here.
• For the schedule of special activities, click here.
• To see the musical entertainment schedule, click here.
When: The 2014 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo takes place now through February 8.  Learn more here.
Where:  3400 Burnett-Tandy Dr. Click here for driving directions. A special Park & Ride shuttle will be available Saturdays and Sundays during the Stock Show.  It will take you directly from Ridgmar Mall or Billy Bob’s to the front gate, pick you up, and return you to your vehicle parking lot for only $1.00 each way (pretty slick!). To find out more, click here.
Cost:
For opportunities to attend the Stock Show and Rodeo for FREE or Half Price, click here. Otherwise, General Admission is:  Adults $10, Kids 6 to 16 $5, and Children 5 & Under FREE

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:: FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
Through February 8, 2014

       

If you have attended the Stock Show & Rodeo this year, be sure and hang onto your ticket stubs and take part in the “Moo-seum” program. With your rodeo or grounds admission ticket you can get FREE admission (until Saturday, February 8th) to The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame or the Cattle Raisers Museum. For adults, that’s a savings of $24 if you visit all 3!

Details, details
What: Get more information about the “Moo-seum” program, here
When: Now through February 8, 2014
Where: Learn about the Fort Worth Museum of SciencehereGo here to learn about the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and click here to get info about the Cattle Raisers Museum.
Cost: FREE, with Stock Show & Rodeo Ticket Stub.

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:: FREE! Meet the Robinson Family Movie
Saturday, February 8, 2014

 Family Fun Film at the Fort Worth Library 2014

Join the Fort Worth Central Library and other families for a free screening
of the film Meet the Robinsons on Saturday, February 8th.

About the movie:  Join a brilliant young inventor named Lewis as he sets off on a time-traveling journey to find the family he never knew and save the future. He meets the wacky Robinson family who helps him learn to keep moving forward and never stop believing in himself. G, 102 min., 2007  Read reviews here.

Details, details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Saturday, February 8, 2014 ~ 1:00PM
Where: In the Theater of the Fort Worth Central LibraryYou can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage. The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.  

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:: FREE Calloway’s Garden Seminar on Growing Orchids
Saturday, February 8, 2014

Calloway's  Garden Seminar Event

Learn to master the secrets of growing Orchids, to create a gorgeous indoor garden at Grow Astonishing Indoor Orchids, a free clinic held at all Calloway’s locations on Saturday. Extremely long-lasting blooms, distinctive shapes and striking color palettes, all make the orchid of the most popular of flowers. With the proper soils and preparation, they can be grown successfully by home gardeners.

Details, details
What: For more information about Calloway’s gardening event, go here. When: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10:15AM
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lowes Kids Clinic: Build a Love Note Holder
Saturday, February 8, 2014

This Saturday, bring your child to a Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic to help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE project to take home. All workshops are FREE, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.

Details, details
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, February 8, 2014 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Pottery Barn Class ~ How to Accesorize Your Home 
Sunday, February 9, 2014

Join Pottery Barn for an in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for simple and affordable ways to refresh your home.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn’s store event site.
When:
Class takes place February 9, 2014. Times differ by store so be sure to call your local store to verify class time.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, February 9, 2014

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, February 9, 2014, 2:00PM. See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, February 9, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma for two classes: Saturday’s class is for kids and will teach Valentine cookie baking basics.  Sunday’s adult class will also focus on making fresh sweets for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day. In this class you’ll learn how to decorate home-baked cookies like a pro. We’ll take you step-by-step through everything from piping to flooding.

Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.

Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, February 9,  2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Click here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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Pei Wei Buy One, Get One FREE Entree Coupon

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Pei Wei has a nice Buy One Get One Free entrée coupon that you can get when you enter your email on their website.  Go here  and follow their instructions to get the BOGO entrée coupon ~ valid through February 13th.

Find a Pei Wei restaurant in Fort Worth or a location near you, here.

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