October 10-12 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
  • Fun! Texas State Fair at a Discount
  • FREE Celebrate Roanoke Family Fun Event
  • FREE Fall Arts Goggle Street Festival
  • FREE Sunset Concert in the Park in Grapevine
  • FREE Outdoor “Beatles” Concert  in Southlake
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE D.I.Y. Paint & Drywall Class at Home Depot
  • 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, October 10, 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 Un Chein, The Longshots, and Whiskey Folk. 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, October 10, 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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:: Enjoy a Day in Dallas at the Texas State Fair
Now through October 19, 2014

This is the 3rd weekend of the month-long State Fair of Texas entertainment extravaganza in Dallas, and you can attend for FREE or cheap (learn how here)! The Texas State Fair runs now through October 19th and covers just about every area of interest. There are literally hundreds of entertainment choices and music performances throughout the month including many well-known names. There is something for everyone!

Details, details
What: Get links to entertainment schedules, discount ticket details and more State Fair of Texas scoop here.
Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd ~ Dallas, TX
When: Daily, now through October 19, 2014
Cost: Go here to learn how to get FREE or cheap discount tickets.

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:: FREE Celebrate Roanoke Music and Family Fun Festival
Saturday, October 11, 2014

The little town of Roanoke is quickly becoming the rising star of the Metroplex. With a complete Downtown renovation, the addition of several top-rated restaurants, and ~ of course ~ Babe’s Chicken, it’s definitely a great spot to put on the list of fun places to visit! And, this weekend is a great time to make that happen!

This Saturday, the city of Roanoke has planned a family friendly Celebrate Roanoke festival that includes: all day live music, climbing walls, bounce houses, old-fashioned carnival games, and various street entertainment like magicians, clowns, and old west gun-fight shows. The festivities will close with a fabulous fireworks display.

Details, Details
What:
Learn more about the Celebrate Roanoke Festival and the
entertainment line-up here.
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 ~ 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Where: Oak Street in Downtown Roanoke (one block East of 377). Free parking and shuttle service is available from the Recreation Center at 501 Roanoke Rd.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE 2014 Fall Arts Goggle Street Festival
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Arts Goggle Fort Worth South

Head over to Arts Goggle, the free celebration of art and music in the Near Southside area of Fort Worth. This family friendly event will feature over 80 live bands, over 350 artisans displaying and selling their work, plus food and fun activities for the kids.

Details, Details
What: Learn more about this fun community event and the participating artisans, here.
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014.  See the entire schedule here.
Where: Eighth Ave. and W. Magnolia Ave. area.  Enjoy a FREE “hop on, hop off” ArtsGoggle trolley at any one of the 12 trolley stops located through the Near Southside urban villages.
Cost: FREE admission

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:: FREE Sunset Concert at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Enjoy a relaxing evening of music entertainment by Hale Baskin & Her Jazz Addiction — she covers songs of the 1940’s big bands to Ella Fitzgerald-inspired Jazz favorites, all the way to Motown, soul, and down-home blues. You’ll be surrounded by the beautiful Botanical Gardens in Grapevine. Bring a blanket or chair and your own refreshments (no pets, glass or alcohol).

Details, Details
What:
Find out more information from Grapevine Parks and
Recreation, here.
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 ~ 7:00PM
Where: Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park, 411 Ball St.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Me and My Monkey (Beatles Tribute Band) Outdoor
Concert at Southlake Town Square

Friday to Sunday, October 11, 2014

Spend Saturday evening at Southlake Town Square’s Rustin Pavilion enjoying a fun retro show by Me & My Monkey, a fantastic Beatles tribute band. 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. For more on Me and My Monkey, click here 
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 ~ 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Where: Southlake Town Square – Rustin Pavilion
At Main St. and Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, October 11, 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 site.
When: Saturday, October 11, 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 Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
at Fort Worth’s Central Library

Now through October 20, 2014

Fort Worth Library Vaquero Exhibit

Fort Worth’s Central Library presents the exhibition, Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy, now through October 20, 2014. The collection of more than 100 photos and artifacts explores the centuries‐old vaquero (cowboy) tradition of northern Mexico.

Exhibit highlights: Photographs from the Bill Wittliff Collection, the original model of Vaquero de Fort Worth statue (commemorates the vaqueros’ contribution to Fort Worth history), and artifacts including tools, clothing, hand‐tooled saddles, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information about the exhibit, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy through October 20, 2014 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd St. 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 Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, October 11, 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 learn how to make delicious waffles at home, whether for breakfast, dinner or dessert! Suitable for ages 9-13. 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, October 11, 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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:: FREE Interior Paint & Drywall Repair Class at Home Depot
Saturday, October 11, 2014

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop focused on interior painting and drywall repair.  In this class you will learn how to repair damaged drywall and paint ceilings, walls and trim using brushes, rollers, and other tools.

Details, details
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, October 12, 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, October 12, 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, October 12, 2014

In this weekend’s in-store classes, William’s Sonoma will help you learn the classic cooking technique of braising, an ideal way to prepare dinner in the fall. You’ll learn how to correctly braise meats and vegetables and how to create a flavorful sauce and fresh accompaniments to go along with braised 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, October 12, 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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