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:
- 13th Annual Denton Blues Festival ~ Live blues and family fun
- FREE Outdoor Family Movie Night At The BRIT ~ Featuring the Bee Movie
- FREE Live Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
- FREE Preservation is the Art of the City ~ A 2-week art show and sale supporting historic preservation in Fort Worth
- FREE Animals & Kids Fun Day at the Fort Worth Stockyards
- FREE Williams-Sonoma Cooking Technique Class ~ Learn how to make the best pizza crust from scratch!
- FREE Pottery Barn Fall Decorating Class
:: FREE ~ 13th Annual Denton Blues Festival
Saturday & Sunday, September 17-18, 2011
The annual Denton Blues Fest has a strong weekend line up of fabulous musicians. There will be activities for the kids as well as lots of good food, dance, and fun to be had for the whole family!
What: To see the musician line-up and to find out more about the Denton Blues Festival, visit the website, here.
When: September 17-18 ~ View the daily schedule, here.
Where: Quakertown Park in Denton ~321 East McKinney
Get a map and directions, here .
:: FREE Family Movie Night at the BRIT Featuring: The Bee Movie
…Friday, September 16, 2011
Join BRIT and other families for a fun, new BRIT tradition, Prairie Under the Stars. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy their inaugural family movie night featuring the film Bee Movie (Rated PG), playing outside in the native Texas prairie habitat. BRIT’s Movie Night is a free community event with soda, candy, and popcorn available for purchase.
What: For more information, go here.
When: Friday, September 16th ~ movie begins at dusk
Where: At BRIT, 1700 University Drive in Fort Worth
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.
:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday & Sunday, September 16 & 18, 2011
Join your family and friends at this weekend’s FREE concerts at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their 50 nights of free music, dance and performing arts under the stars. The entertainment schedule includes a wide span of music genres including jazz, indie rock and music from around the world.
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
…Now Through September 24, 2011
If you did not make it to “Preservation is the Art of the City” Gallery
night opening last weekend, be sure to take some time to visit this
FREE public art show and sale featuring jury-selected artists. Proceeds from this non-profit gallery promote historic preservation in Fort Worth as well as support local studio artists.
What: For more info, go to historicfortworth.org
When: Now through September 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
:: FREE Fun! Fort Worth Animals & Kids Day at the Stockyards
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Bring the family to “Animals Alive!” – a FREE day of fun in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Learn about some unique Texas animals, ride a pony, go to the petting zoo and watch a real cattle drive. Activities include armadillo races, petting zoo, live animal presentations with critterman and more.
:: Learn Fall Decor Tips at a FREE Pottery Barn Design Class
…Sunday, September 18, 2011
Get new ideas for freshening up your home for fall!
Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store demonstration, where they will share helpful tips for adding warmth and touches of autumn to your home decor.
What: For more information, click here.
When: Classes take place, Sunday, September 18th ~ 10:00AM.
Times differ by store so be sure to call your local store to verify
Where: Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
Sunday, September 18, 2011
In this week’s technique class, William’s Sonoma will teach you how to master pizza dough and make exceptional thin-crust pizza. 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 18, 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!
Have a wonderful weekend!