March 9-11 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Events and Exhibit Entrance to The Kimbell’s Age of Impressionism Opening
  • Live Theater: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • FREE Wizard of Oz Classic Family Movie Showing
  • FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance
  • FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class


:: FREE Inaugural Events and Exhibit Entrance to The Kimbell’s
Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Clark
 Saturday & Sunday, March 10 & 11 (Exhibit through June 17)


This weekend, visitors are invited to a series of FREE inaugural events as part of the opening of the Kimbell Art Museum’s special exhibition of The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Clark. 

  • Saturday features three free lectures from leading art scholars.  No reservations are required, but seating is limited.
  • Sunday’s official opening to the public will offer FREE ADMISSION for the first 101 visitors and an afternoon of FREE 19th century music and ballet performances.

About the Exhibit: The Kimbell Art Museum is the sole American venue for this international touring exhibition of the renowned Impressionist collection of the Clark Art Institute. The 73 paintings in the exhibition include some of the most familiar masterpieces of the Impressionist era and features 21 Renoirs and six Monets, along with works by Degas, Manet, Pissarro, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and other prominent French painters of the period.

Details, details
To learn more about the Age of Impression Exhibit, go here.  To learn more about this weekend’s free inaugural events and admission, go here.
: Go here to see the schedule of all inaugural exhibit activities.  Lecture series takes place Saturday, March 10, 2012 ~ 10:00AM – 2:30PM.  Opportunity for free exhibit admission (for the first 101 visitors) starts Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 12:00PM.  Exhibit runs daily through June 17, 2012.
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth. For directions to the Kimbell, click here. The lecture series will take place in the Darnell Street auditorium, across Van Cliburn Way from the museum.
Cost: FREE admission to the lecture.  Go here to learn about ticket prices and admission discounts.


:: Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at Artisans Theater
Enjoy the classic story of Huckleberry Finn 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.

Details, details
When: Performances through March 17
Where: Artisan Theater, 418 E. Pipeline Road, Hurst
Cost: Varies depending on performance. Go here to learn more. 


:: FREE Wizard of Oz Classic Family Movie Showing
Saturday, March 10, 2012

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the classic film The Wizard of Oz featuring Judy Garland on Saturday, March 10. This movie showing is part of the Second Saturday Family Film Series which runs monthly family-friendly movies through the end of the year.

About the movie: One of the most popular films of all time ~ A tornado whisks Dorothy and her dog Toto into the magical land of Oz, where she encounters the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, a Cowardly Lion and a wicked witch. Adapted from L. Frank Baum’s classic novel. Rated G; 102 minutes.

Details, details
What: For more information about this movie event and future showings, click here. Learn more about the movie here.
When: Saturday, March 10, 2012 ~ 1:00PM
Where: The Fort Worth Central Library’s Youth Center Discovery Theatre. You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage. The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.


:: FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
Saturday, March 10, 2012

Explore the nature trails surrounding the River Legacy Living Science Center on a FREE family friendly naturalist-led Nature Walk.  The Living Science Center is the gateway to River Legacy Parks in Arlington.  

Details, details
To find out more about the FREE Nature Walk and River Legacy Living Science Center, go here. RSVP to 817.860.6752
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 10, 2012, 2:00PM
Cost:FREE, but donations are appreciated.


:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a Basketball Game
Saturday, March 10, 2012

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, March 10, 2012 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, March 11, 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 11, 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!


:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, March 11, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for a class on how to make cakes that will have everyone wanting a second slice. There’s a different type of cake to suit every taste – this class focuses on some of the most popular. You will learn the fundamentals to making great cakes, from creaming, folding and sifting, to proper baking, and show-stopping presentations. 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 11, 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.


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