March 23-25 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Fort Worth’s 2012 Spring Gallery Night
  • FREE Wild West Fest in Watauga
  • FREE Western Movie Double Feature at the Carter
  • FREE Artist’s Eye Lecture Series at the Kimbell
  • FREE Disney Kids Craft & Storytelling Event
  • FREE Decorating & Entertaining Class at Pottery Barn
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance
  • FREE Cooking Classes at Williams Sonoma

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:: FREE! Fort Worth’s Spring Gallery Night ~ 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ft. Worth’s Annual Spring Gallery Night is a FREE open-house event celebrating the visual arts and the community’s cultural richness in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Take a stroll through participating galleries and museums, plus mingle with the many artists featured during this community event. Many locations are hosting live music and light h’ors d’oeuvres.

Details, details
What
: Download the 2012 Spring Gallery Night program and map here to get more info on all participating locations. Hosted by the Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (more info at fwada.org).
When: Saturday, March 24, 2012 ~ Event 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.
Cost:
Most events are FREE.

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 :: FREE! Wild West Fest in Watauga
Saturday, March 24, 2012

 

Take a step back in time to the days of the Wild West! Enjoy live music from The Bright, The Matt Kimbrow Band, The Crawfish Band and more! Stroll through the Watauga Depot where you will find lots of arts, crafts, and food vendors. Kids can take a train or stagecoach ride, tackle the mechanical bull, conquer the climbing wall, jump on the inflatables, and more. An egg hunt for kids 0-10 years old will begin at 11:30AM.  Armadillo races will start at noon.

Details, details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Saturday, March 24, 2012 ~ 10:00AM-7:00PM
Where: Watauga Community Center, 7901 Indian Springs Road
Cost: FREE 

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:: FREE! Wild West Double Feature Film Screening at
the Amon Carter Museum
Saturday, March 24, 2012

 

Enjoy America’s depiction of the West through cinema while watching the  Academy Award-winning family film Rango (PG; 2011), followed by the spaghetti western classic The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (NR; 1966). Come for one of the films or stay for both! Refreshments will be served between movies.

Details, details
What: For more information, go here.
When: March 24, 2012. Rango 10:30AM-12:30PM,  Refreshments  12:30–1:00PM, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly  1:00–4:15PM.
Where: The Amon Carter Museum is located at 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard. Directions and parking details can be found by clicking here.
Cost: FREE.  Because seating is limited, reservations are required. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register.

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:: FREE Artist’s Eye Lecture Series at the Kimbell
Saturday, March 24, 2012

What does the art of the past mean to the artist of the present? In this ongoing lecture series, artist Annette Lawrence will discuss works in the Kimbell’s collection, share special insights, and relate older art to contemporary artistic concerns. This program is free and requires no reservations.

Details, details
What:
To learn more about the Artist’s Eye lecture series, go here.
When
: Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 11:00AM.
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth. For directions to the Kimbell, click here.
Cost: FREE admission to the lecture and the permanent exhibit.

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:: FREE Stickermania Craft & Storytelling Event at the Disney Store
Saturday, March 24, 2012

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You’re invited to a 25th Anniversary Disney celebration Stickermania & Storytelling event at the Disney Store! Young guests will get the chance to use their imaginations and creativity as they make their very own party story using Disney character stickers. Minimum age for participation is 3 years. Crafts projects will be available for free while supplies last.

Details, details
What: To find out more about this Disney event, click here.
Where: Click here to get directions to your closest store.
When: Saturday, March 24, 2012 10:30AM to 1:00PM
Cost: FREE

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:: Learn New Entertaining Tips at a FREE Pottery Barn Class
Sunday, March 25, 2012

Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for Spring and Easter entertaining with style. This week’s class covers the basics of having a fun party ~ from formal dinners to a casual buffet.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
Classes take place March 25, 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.
Cost:
FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, March 25, 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
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, March 25, 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!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, 2012

 Join Williams-Sonoma for two cooking classes this weekend.  Saturday features an in-store class on creative “Easter Egg Decorating”.  Join them on Sunday for a class on cooking healthy for kids. In this class, you’ll learn to prepare fruits and vegetables that will appeal to kids, plus ways they can help make these family friendly, kid-tested dishes at home. Children are invited to attend this class with an adult. 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: Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, 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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