May 30-June 1 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Outdoor Evening Concert Series
    at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Town Hall Coffee with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
  • Meet and Greet Miss Texas 2013
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Drawing Classes at The Modern
  • FREE Sunday Jazz Series in Sundance Square Plaza
  • FREE Movie at the First Sunday Film Club,
    The Long, Long Trailer (
    Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz)
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards


:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday to Sunday ~ May 30 to June 1, 2014

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their summer series of free music and performing arts under the stars. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the outdoor entertainment. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Levitt Pavilion’s summer concert series and weekly artist line-up, click here.
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 7PM.  See the schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).


:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, May 30, 2014 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

See the skies light up over Lake Grapevine every Friday at the Summer Blast Fireworks Show starting at 9:30 p.m. Beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, this weekly show can be viewed on the rooftop of the parking garage at Gaylord Texan Resort, as well as at parks around Lake Grapevine. For the best viewing experience, download the accompaniment music here.

Details, details
What: This event is for all ages. For more information about the fireworks show, click here.
 Every Friday through Labor Day  9:30PM (weather permitting)
Where to watch: 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 Lake Grapevine Lake park. Find a map of parks around the lake here.
Cost: FREE


:: FREE Town Hall Coffee with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mayor Betsy is teaming up with city council members to host community coffees throughout Fort Worth at Town Halls for All. This Saturday, come on out to talk to Mayor Betsy and Councilmember Gyna Bivens (Council District 5) about what is important to you in your neighborhood and around town.  Free coffee will be provided ~ enjoy a cup while talking to these city leaders!

Details, details
What: Learn more about Town Halls for All here.
Temple Baptist Church at 6824 Randol Mill Road
When: Saturday, May 31, 2014 ~ 9:00AM
Cost: FREE!


::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, May 31, 2014

Start your Saturday morning with a free Yoga class at the Sundance Square Plaza.  Classes will take place every other Saturday, through July 26th and will be presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA.  All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Yoga at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, May 31, 2014 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Meet and Greet the 78th Miss Texas, Ivana Hall
Saturday, May 31, 2014

A native of North Texas, Ivana Hall was crowned the 78th Miss Texas in 2013. Join the Central Library as she discusses her service throughout Texas, including volunteering with the Children’s Miracle Network and the importance of literacy. Get an autographed photo or bookmark, and pose for a picture with Miss Texas!

Details, details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Saturday, May 31, 2104 ~ 2:00-4:00PM
Where: Fort Worth Central Library. You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage ~ both the parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required. 


:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

The Kimbell Kids drop-in program introduces children (ages 12 and under) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together.  Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project.  Sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program.  Do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is very limited.  

Details, Details
What: For more info, visit the the Kimbell’s event website.
When: Saturday, May 31, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~ 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Drawing Classes for Kids & Adults at The Modern
Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Kids Drawing Program

FREE Drawing From the Collection classes for kids:  Two sessions of this free program for children are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises that relate to works in the Modern’s galleries. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited; early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet can be found at the information desk.

FREE Drawing From the Collection class for adults:  Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This class is open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but a sign-in sheet is available at the information desk

Details, Details
For more information, visit the the Modern’s event website.
When: Sunday, June 1, 2014 ~ 2:00PM.
Where: The Modern in Fort Worth ~ 
3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!


::  FREE Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, June 1, 2014

Stroll over to Sundance Square Plaza on Sunday for a FREE afternoon of live jazz by the Alcedrick Todd band.  This performance is part of the Sundance Square Plaza Sunday Jazz Series that runs through June.  See our picture from last Sunday, here  ~ we had a GREAT time!

Details, details
What: Learn about the Sundance Square Jazz series here.
When: Sunday, June 1, 2014 ~ 3:00 to 4:30PM
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE The Long, Long Trailer (Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz)
First Sunday Film Club Classic Movie Showing

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the film The Long, Long Trailer  featuring Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz on Sunday, June 1st. This event is part of the First Sunday Film Series which presents award-winning movies in a wide range of genres, including drama, action, comedy and science fiction. Films will be shown on the large screen of the library’s movie theater.

About the movie: Newlyweds Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz try to save money by purchasing a 40-foot, three-ton trailer instead of a house. Filmed at the height of I Love Lucy ’s popularity, this movie is packed with inventive sight gags and physical humor, including Ball’s attempt to prepare a Caesar salad at high speeds. NR, 103 min., 1953

Details, details
What: For more information about this event, click hereRead reviews of the movie here. 
When: Sunday,  June 1, 2014 ~ 2:00PM
Where: In the movie theater of the Fort Worth Central Library.  You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage.  The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, June 1, 2014

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, June 1, 2014, 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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