ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. 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 weekend guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week! Subscribe for FREE (here)!
This weekend’s highlights include:
- FREE Fort Worth’s 2011 Fall Gallery Night ~ A visual arts “open house” with almost 50 participating locations (galleries, museums, etc.)
- FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington ~ Featuring Brad Thompson & Lannie Flowers, Jamie Richards, and Luminate
- FREE Preservation is the Art of the City ~ A fun Gallery Night 2-week event supporting historic preservation in Fort Worth.
- FREE Fall Tree Planting Clinic at Calloway’s Nursery ~ Find out the best tree varieties for our area and key steps for successful planting from the experts.
- FREE Williams-Sonoma Cooking Technique Class ~ Fresh new techniques and dinner ideas with pasta.
- FREE Woodworking Skills Class for Kids ~ Make a FREE project to take home.
:: Fort Worth’s 2011 Fall Gallery Night
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Ft. Worth’s annual Fall Gallery Night is a FREE, “Open House” event across almost 50 locations in Fort Worth and Arlington. Participating venues include all types, from the legendary Fort Worth museums in the cultural district to the chic art gallery showrooms of the south side ~ all in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Even the Fort Worth Botanic Garden joins the celebration of our community’s cultural richness and visual arts with their Art in the Garden event.
Many locations will host live music and light h’ors d’oeuvres, and you’ll have the opportunity to mingle with many of the featured artists.
What: Download the 2011 Gallery Night program and map here to get more info on all participating locations. Hosted by the Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (fwada.org).
When: Saturday, September 10, 2011 ~ Events take place all day and evening, and times vary by venue. Go here to find the schedule for each location.
Where: Go here to print out a map of each participating venue (page 8).
:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday to Sunday, September 9-11, 2011
Join your family and friends at this weekends FREE concerts at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of Levitt Pavilion’s 50 nights of free music, dance and performing arts under the stars. The entertainment schedule includes a wide span of music genres including jazz, country and contemporary Christian music.
The Friday evening concert (Sept. 9) features Brad Thompson & Lannie Flowers – a celebration of songwriting from two local lyricists. Saturday’s concert (Sept. 10) brings to the stage country recording artist Jamie Richards. Contemporary Christian recording artists, Luminate (Sept. 11) bring a crisp and modern rock sound as they round out the concert weekend of music.
What: To learn more about the Levitt Pavilion’s 50 day of FREE concerts,
Where: Founders Plaza in Arlington, 100 W. Abram St. (Corner of
Abram and Center streets, directly across the street from City Hall).
View the parking map for free parking options.
When: Concerts start at 7:30PM. See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).
:: Preservation is the Art of the City
September 9-24, 2011
Preservation is the Art of the City is a 2-week public art show and sale featuring jury-selected artists. This non-profit gallery promotes and supports local studio artists as well as historic preservation in Fort Worth.
What: For the more info, go to historicfortworth.org
When: September 9-24, 2011
Monday-Friday, 9:00am — 5:00pm :: Saturday 10:00am — 5:00pm
Where: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street
Cost: FREE to attend
This Saturday, Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a gardening clinic focused on trees ~ a great class to consider attending since this is the perfect time of the year to establish a new tree. You’ll expand your knowledge about the best varieties for your space and learn proper planting techniques for a healthier, more beautiful tree. The event is FREE and open to the public.
Savings tip: while you are at Calloway’s, save 30% OFF one item with the coupon you’ll find here.
What: For more info about Calloway’s and this event, click here.
When: Saturday, September 10, 2011, 10:15am.
Where: Any Calloway’s store location in DFW. Find a store near you, here.
:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
Sunday, September 11, 2011
In this week’s technique class, William’s Sonoma will expand your pasta repertoire with some tasty recipes. They will show you how various pasta shapes marry well with different sauces and how to make perfect baked pasta. As a bonus, participants enjoy 10% savings on select same-day store purchases.
Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.
What: For more information, click here.
When: Sunday, September 11, 2011 ~ 1 hour class times vary
from store to store, so call for exact times & date.
Where: Click here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Be sure to call your local store to RSVP.
P.S. You can find all the archived recipes and tips for the last couple of years worth of Williams-Sonoma technique classes, here ~ a GREAT cooking resource!
:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Toy Police Car
Saturday, September 10, 2011
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 make sure
you have a kit for your little ones.
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, September 10, 2011 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores
To find a participating location, click here.
Have a wonderful weekend!