November 14-16 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 Permanent Art Collection Lecture Series
    at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Grapevine Historical Museum Grand Opening
  • FREE American Paint Horse World Championship
  • FREE Exhibit ~ 100 Greatest Events of the 20th Century: First Reporting Newspapers
  • FREE Installing  Light Fixtures Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Pottery Barn Holiday & Christmas Decor Class
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Permanent Art Collection Friday Evening Lecture
Series at The Kimbell — Featuring Claire Barry

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

The Kimbell Art Museum has had the good fortune of having two related masterpieces in its permanent collection — Caravaggio’s Cardsharps and Georges de La Tour’s Cheat with the Ace of Clubs, allowing an unprecedented side-by-side comparison.  The Friday Evening lecture by Claire Barry, director of conservation for the Kimbell, will compare and explore the relation and techniques behind these two iconic paintings. Do note that you may want to arrive early as space is limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, November 14, 2014 ~ 6:00 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum in the Pavilion Auditorium ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Grapevine Historical Museum – Grand Opening Event
Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Grapevine Historical Society celebrates the Grand Opening of its new Historical Museum located in the Grapevine Ice House building. Kick off for the event will be the dedication of the 1907 Grapevine Fire Bell and remarks by City Mayor William D. Tate. Visitors will be able to enjoy refreshments, tours by Historical Society docents, and more.

Details, Details
What:
Find out more details about the Grand Opening event, here.
When: The opening ceremony takes place
Saturday, November 15 ~ 1:00 p.m.
Where: Settlement to the City museum complex; 206 West Hudgins Street in historic downtown Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: 50th Anniversary American Paint Horse Association
World Championship Show

Now through November 15

Paint Horse World Championship

Experience quintessential Fort Worth at the World Championship American Paint Horse Association Show! This year’s 50th Anniversary show and competition will feature some of the finest horses and riding talents in the country.

Details, details
What: For more information about the event, click here.
To find out more about the American Paint Horse, click here.
When: Now through November 15.
For a daily schedule of events, click here.
Where: Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth

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:: FREE 100 Greatest Events of the 20th Century: First Reporting Newspapers Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now through November 19, 2014

Fort Worth Central library

From the attack on Pearl Harbor to landing on the moon, this interesting exhibit features original newspapers and breaking news stories from throughout the United States during the 1900s.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy through November 19, 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 How to Install Light Fixtures Class at Home Depot
Saturday, November 15, 2014

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop that will teach you how to replace and install light fixtures or dimmer switches.

Details, details
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot 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,  November 15, 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 a lattice top or decorate the top of mom’s Thanksgiving pie with beautiful cutouts, sugar crystals and other finishing touches. Suitable for ages 5–13.  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, November 15, 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 Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, November 16, 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, November 16, 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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:: FREE Holiday and Christmas Decor Class at Pottery Barn
    Sunday, November 16, 2014

Get new ideas for decorating for Christmas and the holidays!
Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for creating beautiful, entryways, tree-trimming and mantle displays for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
Sunday, November 16 ~ Times vary by store
Where: Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!  

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, November 16, 2014

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for what you need to know to create a bountiful table of Thanksgiving side dishes — everything from the classics to inventive new vegetable dishes. They’ll cover make-ahead ideas and vegetarian dishes hearty enough to be enjoyed as a main dish. 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, November 16, 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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