January 6-8 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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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 entertainment guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week! Subscribe for FREE (here)!


This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance
  • FREE! Fort Worth Photography Gallery Exhibit
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth
    Science and History Museum
  • FREE Nasher Sculpture Center’s First
    Saturdays Family Fun Day (In Dallas)
  • FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class
  • FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Home Depot


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, January 8, 2012

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.

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For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, January 8, 2012, 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!


:: FREE! Fort Worth Photography Exhibit at the Central Library
Now Through January 15, 2012


Three Fort Worth photographers have joined talents to put the city of Fort Worth and their art in the spotlight. This Central Library Gallery exhibit reveals different views of the city, provides a fresh look at familiar icons and landmarks, and new images of less familiar places. From downtown’s skyscrapers to neighborhood parks, viewers will enjoy seeing Fort Worth’s urban scenes in a new light.

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What: For more information about the exhibit, click here.   For an excellent review of the show, pop over here to Fort Worth Business Press.
When: Available for viewing during normal library hours ~ now through January 15, 2012.
Where: On display in the Gallery at 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


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

Saturday and Sunday, January 7 & 8, 2012

Bank of America’s 2012 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE  admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150 participating museums, zoos, botanical gardens and more throughout the United States. This FREE Admission program takes place this weekend in Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

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What: To find out more about the Museums On Us program, go here. To learn more about Fort Worth Museum of Science & History, click here.
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, 1600 Gendy St. (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy).
When: Saturday and Sunday, January 7 & 8
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders (Reg: $14 Adults, $10 Children)

Other DFW Museums With FREE Admission This Weekend:


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

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays

The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays for families. Held the first Saturday of every month, this special event features FREE admission and a fun schedule of activities for the kids.

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For details, including complete schedule, click here.
When: Saturday, January 7, 2012 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM
 For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost: FREE


:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Saturday & Sunday, January 7-8, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for two cooking classes this weekend.  Saturday features an in-store class on making Hot sandwiches.  And, Sunday kicks off a three-part series focusing on healthy cooking techniques, fresh flavors and inspiring ideas for great meals for the whole family. You’ll learn how to stock your pantry with healthy and delicious choices and receive recipes that both kids and adults will enjoy. 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.

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What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, January 7 & 8,  2012. 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.


:: FREE ~ Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, January 7, 2012

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE Savings Bank to take home. Each Kids Workshop participant will receive a kid-sized orange apron (similar to a Home Depot associate apron) and an achievement pin. All workshops are free, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.

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For ages 5-12. Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, January 7, 2012 ~ 9:00AM to Noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!


I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend ~
It should be a FANTASTIC weekend to get outside!

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