March 2-4 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Star Gazing Party ~ Fort Worth Science & History Museum/Noble Planetarium
  • Inexpensive Live Theater Options: The Elephant Man, Shakespeare’s Richard III, Miss Nelson is Missing!, or Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • FREE Read Across America & Dr. Seuss Family Event
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth Science and History Museum
  • FREE Nasher Sculpture Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day (In Dallas)
  • FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Home Depot
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance
  • FREE Home Decorating Class at Pottery Barn
  • FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class


:: FREE ~ Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, March 3, 2012

Join the Noble Planetarium staff for their FREE Star Gazing party Saturday night. You will find plenty of telescopes for viewing and lots of experts available to help you and your family navigate your way through the skies.

Details, details
What: For more information about Noble Planetarium’s Star Parties, click here.
When: Saturday, March 3 ~ begins at dusk (weather permitting) until 10:30PM
Where: In the parking lot, just south of the Science & History Museum at the corner of Montgomery and Harley. Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

P.S. Noble Planetarium recommends a wonderful & FREE resource for star gazing from the comfort of your backyard. If you would like a fun way to navigate the night sky, visit this link.


:: Inexpensive Live Theater Options For the Weekend

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at Artisans Theater
What: The classic story of Huckleberry Finn is brought to life onstage at Artisan Theater. Do note that the show will be performed in Sign Language on Monday nights and Saturday matinees.  For more info about this live theater production, click here.
When: Performances through March 17
Where: Artisan Theater, 418 E. Pipeline Road, Hurst
Cost: Varies depending on performance. Go here to learn more.

The Elephant Man at TCU
Learn more about this performance here.
When: March 2-4 ~ Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 7:30pm,
and Sunday 2:30pm
Where: TCU Campus, Buschman Theatre
$10 General Admission, $5 Members

Richard III by William Shakespeare at TCC Northeast
What: Go here
to learn more about this and future performances.
When: March 2-3 ~ Friday & Saturday 7:00PM, Also Saturday 2:00PM
Where: Tarrant County College Northeast Campus Playhouse.
Cost: $6 General Admission. Free for TCC students, faculty, and staff.

Miss Nelson is Missing! at TCC Northwest
What: Go here
to learn more about this and future performances.
When: March 2-4 ~ Friday 10:00AM, Saturday 7:30PM, and Sunday 2:00PM
Where: Theater Northwest at the NW Tarrant County College Campus
Cost: $6 General Admission. Free for TCC students, faculty, and staff.


:: FREE Dr. Seuss Reading and Read Across America Family Event
Saturday March 3, 2012

Enjoy a reading of The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, as well as crafts, refreshments and a chance to win some great door prizes as part of Read Across America Day! This special event promotes reading, particularly for children and young adults and is co-sponsored by Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc and Fort Worth Public Library Foundation. As part of this event, The Tail Waggin’ Tutors program will take place in the Reading Pavilion at 1:00PM.

Details, details
What: For more information go here.
When: Saturday, March 3, 2012 ~ 12:00-5:00PM
Where: 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.


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

Saturday and Sunday, March 3 & 4, 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 Museum of Science and History.

Details, details
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, March 3 & 4, 2012
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, March 3, 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 art related activities for the kids.

Details, details
For details, including complete schedule, click here.
When: Saturday, March 3, 2012 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM
 For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost: FREE


:: FREE ~ Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, March 3, 2012

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build their very own race car 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.

Details, details
For ages 5-12. Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, March 3, 2012 ~ 9:00AM to Noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, March 4, 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.

Details, Details
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, March 4, 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 How to Accessorize Your Home Class ~ At Pottery Barn
Sunday, March 4, 2012

Get new ideas for accessorizing your home! Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for simple and affordable ways to refresh your home with accessories.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
Classes take place March 4, 2012. 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.


:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, March 4, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for a class on cooking with nutrient-rich citrus fruits in savory and sweet dishes. In this class, they’ll show you new ways to cook with oranges, lemons and other citrus, adding their juice or zest to vinaigrettes, pan sauces or the dish itself. You will learn how to properly zest, segment and juice the fruits, as well. 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, March 4, 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.


I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend

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