April 27-29 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Juried Art Show and Concert in Southlake  
  • CHEAP Fort Worth Botanic Garden Spring Festival
  • FREE Arbor Days Family Fun Event and Concert in Euless
  • FREE Star Gazing Party ~ Fort Worth Science & History Museum/Noble Planetarium
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance
  • FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class
  • FREE Flower Arranging Class at Pottery Barn


:: Fort Worth Botanic’s Spring Festival in the Japanese Garden
   Saturday & Sunday, April 28-29, 2012

Fort Worth Botanic Japanese Gardens Fall

Feast your eyes on the spectacular spring color of the beautiful Japanese gardens (voted as one of the most beautiful places in Fort Worth) while you and your family enjoy traditional Japanese dance, martial arts demonstrations, music, papermaking, docent-lead tours, tea ceremonies and more.

Details, details
What: For more information and a complete schedule of events, click here.
When: April 28 & 29, Saturday 10AM – 5PM, Sunday 11AM – 5PM
Where: 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard. Japanese festival parking will be near the Linden Street lot click here For directions to the gardens and other details, click here.
Cost: Adults $5.00, Children 4-12 $3.00, under 4 free.


:: FREE ~ Southlake Art in the Square, Juried Art Show & Sale
  Friday to Sunday, April 27-29, 2012

This annual three-day juried art festival offers over 140 national and local fine artists, children’s activities, live entertainment and more in the beautiful setting of Southlake Town Square. Country music star, Chris Cagle, will play on the main stage Saturday night.

Details, details
What: For more details about the art show, click here.
When: Friday – Sunday, April 27-29, Click here for daily schedule.
Where: Southlake Town Square – Main St. @ Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Click here for directions and a map.
Cost: FREE


:: Arbor Daze Family Fun Festival in Euless
Saturday & Sunday, April 28-29, 2012

This weekend, the City of Euless is hosting their annual family-fun festival featuring live music and entertainment, tree give-aways, arts & crafts sale, rides for the kids and more.  One of our favorite local bands (Celtic Rock), The Killdares, are headlining Saturday evening’s concert line-up.

Details, details
For the full schedule and for more information,
click here.
When: April 28 ~ 9:00AM – 8:00PM and April 29 ~ 2:00PM – 6:00PM

Euless, City Hall Complex ~ 201 N. Ector Dr.   Parking is available at both the Euless City Hall Complex  and at First Baptist Church Euless. Click here for a map.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE ~ Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, April 28, 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 info about Noble Planetarium’s Star Parties, click here.
When: Saturday, April 28 ~ 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.


:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a Terrarium
Saturday, April 28, 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
For more information and to register, click here.
Saturday, April 28, 2012 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Lowes Home Improvement Stores To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, April 29, 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, April 29, 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!
Saturday and Sunday, April 28 & 29, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for two classes:  Saturday’s class will demonstrate how to sharpen your kitchen knives properly (plus ~ bring in your kitchen knife and they will sharpen it for FREE!).  Sunday’s class will help you discover the power of juicing and how to make it part of your daily life. They will provide easy recipes, tips and expert advice from Joe Cross, whose revolutionary juice fast helped him lose over 100 pounds. 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 & Sunday, April 28 & 29, 2012. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.


:: FREE Pottery Barn “Art of Botanical Arranging” Class
Sunday, April 29, 2012

Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where you will learn how to artfully arrange botanicals and customize your own display for your home!

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
Classes take place Sunday, April 29, 2012. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.

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