ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates and you’ll receive this weekly weekend guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week! Subscribe for FREE (here)!
This weekend’s highlights include:
- 14th Annual Denton Blues Festival ~ Live blues and family fun
- FREE Fall Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington ~ Featuring Smile Smile, Blaine Gray, and Delta Rae
- FREE Preservation is the Art of the City ~ An extended Gallery Night event supporting historic preservation in Fort Worth.
- FREE Fall Lawn Care Clinic at Calloway’s Nursery ~ Find out how to revive your lawn and banish weeds from the experts.
- FREE Cowtown Opry Performance ~ Enjoy vintage and contemporary western music in the Fort Worth Stockyards
- FREE Williams-Sonoma Cooking Technique Class ~ Refine your essential cooking skills.
- FREE Pottery Barn Decorating Class ~ Ready your home for Fall!
:: FREE ~ 14th Annual Denton Blues Festival
…Saturday & Sunday, September 15-16, 2012
The annual Denton Blues Fest has a strong weekend line up of fabulous musicians. There will be activities for the kids as well as lots of good food, dance, and fun to be had for the whole family!
What: To see the musician line-up and to find out more about the Denton Blues Festival, visit the website, here.
When: September 15-16 ~ View the daily schedule, here.
Where: Quakertown Park in Denton ~ 321 East McKinney
Get a map and directions, here .
:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
…Friday through Sunday ~ September 14-16
Join your family and friends for a FREE concert at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of the Fall series of free music, dance and performing arts under the stars. The entertainment schedule includes a wide span of music genres including jazz, country and even reggae.
What: To learn more about the Levitt Pavilion’s FREE fall concert series,
Where: Founders Plaza in Arlington, 100 W. Abram St. (Corner of
Abram and Center streets, directly across the street from City Hall).
View the parking map for free parking options.
When: Concerts start at 7:30PM. See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).
:: Preservation is the Art of the City
…Now Through September 22
Preservation is the Art of the City is a 2-week public art show and sale featuring jury-selected artists. This non-profit gallery promotes and supports local studio artists as well as historic preservation in Fort Worth.
What: For more info, go to the Preservation is the Art of the City website.
When: Now through September 22, 2012
Monday-Friday 9:00am — 5:00pm & Saturday 10:00am — 5:00pm
Where: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street
Cost: FREE to attend
This Saturday, Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a gardening clinic focused on fall lawn care ~ a great class to learn how to revive your lawn and banish weeds in your winter Texas lawn! You’ll learn the secrets to success for a healthy lawn including how and when to weed, feed, stimulate and overseed your Texas grasses. The event is FREE and open to the public.
What: For more info about Calloway’s and this event, click here.
When: Saturday, September 15, 2012 ~ 10:15am.
Where: Any Calloway’s store location in DFW. Find a store near you, here.
:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
…Sunday, September 16, 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.
What: For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, September 16, 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.
:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
Sunday, September 16
Improve your kitchen skills!
This week’s technique lesson at Williams Sonoma will demonstrate sautéing ~ a cornerstone of French cooking and the ideal method for weeknight dinners that will be done in minutes. This class uncovers the differences between sautéing and pan-frying, as well as how to make a quick pan sauce. You’ll discover how your pan and preparations make the difference between well-cooked and soggy!
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.
What: For more information, click here.
When: September 16, 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.
:: Learn Fall Decor Tips at a FREE Pottery Barn Design Class
…Sunday, September 16, 2012
Get new ideas for freshening up your home for fall!
Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store demonstration, where they will share helpful tips for adding warmth and touches of autumn to your home decor.
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When: Classes take place, Sunday, September 16 ~ 10:00AM. Times differ by store so be sure to call your local store to verify class time.
Where: Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
We hope you have a fantastic weekend!
Enjoy and Share! :)