June 13-15 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 Friday on the Green Evening Outdoor Concert
  • FREE Weekend Outdoor Concert Series in Arlington
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE BluPrint Outdoor R&B Concert ~ Southlake
  • FREE Manners Matter Minicamp for Teens
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
  • Walking Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Double Feature Film ~ Mars Needs Moms and Batman Under the Red Hood ~ Central Library
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Lowes
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Father’s Day Fly Fishing Class with Backwoods
  • FREE Sunday Jazz Series at Sundance Square Plaza
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Friday On The Green Outdoor Concert
Friday, June 13, 2014

Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends at Friday on the Green, a FREE monthly live music series sponsored by Fort Worth South. This month’s music lineup delivers  Jetta in the Ghost Tree (headliner), The Apache 5, and Mills & Co. Bring your blankets and chairs (and even Fido if you want), and enjoy an evening of live music from great bands in a relaxing setting.

Details, Details
What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind Friday on the Green. Get more info here.
When: Friday, June 13, 2014 ~ 7:00-10:00PM
Where: Head to Magnolia Green Park ~ 1201 Lipscomb Street, between Magnolia and Rosedale.  FREE Parking Garage at 1201 Alston Ave.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday to Sunday ~ June 13 to 15, 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.
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 8PM.  See the schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, June 13, 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.
When:
 Every Friday through Labor Day.
Fireworks begin at 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

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::  FREE BluPrint Concert in the Park in Southlake
    Saturday, June 14, 2014      

Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to welcome BluPrint for a concert in the park at Southlake Town Square.  BluPrint is a diverse, high-energy cover band, homegrown in DFW.   Their music style covers many genres — pop, blues, classic rock, top 40, R&B, funk, big band, and jazz. “Versatility, professionalism, stage enthusiasm, and soul-shaken style make BluPrint an experience you will not forget” Fort Worth Star Telegram  Bring your own blanket and lawn chairs for a fun and relaxing evening with your family.

Details, Details
What:
For more info about Southlake Concert in the Parks event, go here.  For more about BluPrint, go here.
When: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Southlake Town Square – Rustin Pavilion
Main St. @ Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Manners Matter Minicamp for Teens
    Saturday, June 14, 2014

At this free class, teens will learn to present themselves with poise, flair and confidence to employers, friends and the world. The course covers communication, dining etiquette and dressing to impress. Program is suitable for ages 13 – 18 and there is a limit of 25 students per library. Registration Required (call 817-392-6012 to register). Saturday class dates (1-3pm) include:

Details, details
What: For more information about the Manners Matter Minicamp, go here. Registration is necessary.
When: Saturdays through July 19, 1:00 to 3:00pm
Where: Classes will be offered at Ella Mae Shamblee Library (June 14, 21, & 28 and Summerglen Library (July 5, 12, & 19)
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, June 14, 2014

Discover the habits and adaptations of one of River Legacy’s native animals during a live animal observation with a Naturalist at River Legacy Living Science Center. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE  seminar, go here.
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington.
When: Saturday, June 14, 2014 ~ 2:00pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, June 14, 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, June 14, 2014 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where: 
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Walking Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mayor Betsy Price is teaming up with local city council members to host community town halls throughout Fort Worth at Town Halls for All. This Saturday, come on out to the Garden of Eden Fun Run/Walk to walk & talk with Mayor Betsy about what is important to you in your neighborhood and around town.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Town Halls for All hereRegister for the Garden of Eden 5K, 1M Fun Run/Walk and town hall event here.
Where:
Valley Baptist Church at 6013 Elliott Reeder Road
When: Saturday, June 14, 2014 ~ 9:00AM
Cost: Registration for the Walk is $10/person and benefits the Garden of Eden Neighborhood Association

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:: FREE! Double Feature Movie Screening at the Central Library ~ Mars Needs Moms and Batman Under the Red Hood
Saturday, June 14, 2014

  

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the films  Mars Needs Moms (PG, 88 min) and Batman Under the Red Hood  (PG-13, 75 min) on Saturday, June 14th. The Fort Worth Library’s monthly movie events present award-winning films in a wide range of genres, including drama, action, comedy and science fiction.

Details, details
What: Read what people are saying about Disney’s Mars Need Moms here and Batman Under the Red Hood here
When: Saturday,  June 14, 2014.  Mars Needs Moms will be shown at 1:00pm and Batman Under the Red Hood at 3:00pm
Where: 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.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, June 14, 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 information, visit the the Kimbell’s event website.
When: Saturday, June 14, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth. 

Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make Your
Own How To Train Your Dragon Toy
Saturday, June 14, 2014

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
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, June 14, 2014~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, June 14, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  At this week’s class, kids will make a delicious cupcake — just for Dad– and decorated by their Junior Chef. Join Williams-Sonoma for a very special cupcake decorating class and take your dad home your masterpeiece! Suitable for ages 8-12. 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 Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, June 14, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: Father’s Day Fly Fishing with Backwoods at The Modern
Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fly Fishing Program

Join the Modern and Backwoods on Father’s Day and give dad the experience of trying his hand at something new – casting a fly rod!  The team from Backwoods will be out on the reflecting pool from 11:30 am to 1 pm demonstrating the art of casting and giving patrons the opportunity to try it for themselves.

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the the Modern’s event website.
When: Sunday, June 15, 2014 ~ 11:30AM.
Where: The Modern in Fort Worth ~ 
3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, June 15, 2014

Stroll over to Sundance Square Plaza on Sunday for a FREE afternoon of live jazz by Adonis Rose & the Fort Worth Jazz Orchestra.  This performance is part of the Sundance Square Plaza Sunday Jazz Series that runs through June.  See our picture from our fun outing at the Plaza, here  ~ we had a GREAT time!

Details, details
What: Learn about the Sundance Square Jazz series here.
When: Sunday, June 15, 2014 ~ 3:00 to 4:30PM
Where: 
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, June 15, 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
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, June 15, 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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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, June 15, 2014

For Father’s Day, why not treat Dad to a homemade pizza party? In this weekend’s Williams-Sonoma technique class, they’ll teach you how easy it is to make pizza at home, plus all the tips you need to throw a celebratory dinner just for dad. These hour-long classes are FREE and include tastings of prepared dishes. 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 technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, June 15, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times and date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams-Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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