July 20-22 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Dance Festival at the Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Family Movie in the Park (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) in Crowley
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Grapevine Lake
  • FREE Zack King Band Outdoor show in Southlake
  • FREE Outdoor “Beatles” Concert  in Keller
  • FREE Fall Decorating Class at Pottery Barn
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma


:: 9th Annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern
Now Through July 21, 2012

The 9th annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth will feature a beautiful concert in the Grand Lobby, showcasing a diverse sampling of American dance from the last 50 years. Special guests include internationally renowned dance artist Bill Evans from New York, The Bill Evans Dance company, Treeline Dance Works (NYC and Chicago), and Lonny Joseph Gordon.  The Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth company will perform artistic director Kerry Kreiman’s “Currents” set to Bach’s “Concerto in G minor.”

Details, details
What: This modern dance event is for all ages. For more information about the 9th Annual Modern Dance Festival, click here.
When: View full schedule of festival events here.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Family Fun with Movies Under The Stars
in Crowley ~ Featuring Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Friday, July 20, 2012

Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy Journey 2 The Mysterious Island on the big screen, under the stars in Crowley ~ the movie will begin at dusk.

About the movie:  Seventeen-year-old Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) and his new stepfather, Hank (Dwayne Johnson) set off on an adventure to find a mysterious island where no island should exist.  PG

Details, details
What: For more information about Crowley’s Movies in the Park, click hereLearn more about the Journey 2 The Mysterious Island movie here.
When: Friday, July 20, 2012  ~ 9:00PM to 11:00PM
Where: 900 East Glendale Street in Crowley


:: FREE Grapevine Lake Fireworks Show & Summer Blast
Family Event at the Gaylord Texan

Friday, July 20, 2012 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

Friday nights over Grapevine Lake will sparkle with spectacular fireworks each Friday through the summer, now through Labor day. If you want to add some extra fun to your family evening, plan to view the fireworks from the Gaylord Texan Resort parking garage roof ~ a great viewing platform.  They will have a music DJ, games for kids, giveaways, and food and beverages for purchase.

Details, details
What: This event is for all ages. For more information about the fireworks
show,click here. For more about the Gaylord Texan event, go here.
Every Friday through Labor Day
8:00-10:00PM ~ Family friendly games and activities
9:30PM ~ Fireworks over Lake Grapevine (weather permitting)
Where: Gaylord Texan Resort ~ Level 5 of the Resort Garage. Click here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort. Fireworks can also be viewed from any Grapevine Lake park at 9:00PM. Find a map of fireworks viewing sites around Grapevine Lake here.
Cost: FREE for both local and hotel guests to attend.


:: FREE Zack King Band Outdoor Concert ~ Southlake Town Square
Saturday, July 21, 2012

Spend Saturday evening at Southlake Town Square’s Rustin Pavilion enjoying a fun show by the Zack King Band ~ a local favorite that combines Southern Rock, blues, and jazz into a unique sound of their own. Bring your own blanket and lawn chairs for a fun and relaxing evening with your family.

Details, Details
What: Learn more about the Arts Council music series here.
When: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: Southlake Town Square – Rustin Pavilion
At Main St. and Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!


:: Keller Concert in the Park ~ Featuring, Me and My Monkey
(Beatles Tribute band)
Saturday, July 21, 2012

Relax under the big Texas sky, watch the sunset, and listen to the retro tunes of Me and My Monkey, a fantastic Beatles tribute band. Bring your blanket, lawn chair, or picnic and enjoy a fun night with the family.

Details, details
What: For more information about Keller’s concert in the park series,
click here. For more on Me and My Monkey, click here
When: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Bear Creek Park in Keller, 400 Bear Creek Parkway


:: FREE Pottery Barn Class ~ Fall Decorating Demonstrations
Saturday, July 21, 2012

Join Pottery Barn on Saturday for several in-store demonstrations , where you will get expert advice on putting together a fall tablescape  and other interactive how-tos  to prepare your home for fall.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
9:00AM, Saturday, July 21, 2012. Note: 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.


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, July 22, 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, July 22, 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
    Sunday,  July 22, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for a fun class on D.I.Y. canning of tomatoes.  They’ll teach you step-by-step how to prepare tomato sauce and a piquant salsa using fresh summer ingredients and then how to can them ~  the perfect way to make the most of a bumper crop of tomatoes.

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
For more information, click here.
July 22, 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.

Have a fabulous weekend!

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