November 13-15 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • Fun! 48th Annual Fort Worth Greek Festival
  • FREE SiNaCa Art Glass Open Studio Night
  • FREE American Paint Horse World Championship
  • FREE Second Saturday Public Tour and Living History Performance at Sid Richardson Museum
  • FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
  • FREE Family Movie Showing of Muppets Most Wanted
  • FREE Still Life, Wildlife & Everything in Between Exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library Gallery
  • FREE Christmas Tree Card Holder Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Santa’s Wonderland Unveiling and Family Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

::  48th Annual Fort Worth Greek Festival
Friday to Sunday, November 13-15, 2015

Fort Worth Greek Festival

The 48th Annual Greek Festival of Fort Worth will be held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Worth and will feature authentic Greek food, cooking demonstrations, live Greek music & dance, and other festivities for the family.

Details, details
What: To learn more about this festival, visit their website here.
When: Friday to Sunday, November 13-15, 2015
Friday & Saturday 10:00AM to 10:00PM
Sunday 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Where: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church,
2020 N.W. 21st Street, Fort Worth.
Directions and parking details can be found here.
Cost: Entrance to event is $1. Food & prices can be found here.

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:: FREE Sinaca School of Glass Open Studio Night
Friday, November 13, 2015

Join SiNaCa School of Glass for their open studio night and find out more about the “magic” that goes in to creating glass art.  You’ll receive a close-up view of a glass artist creating their work in the studio and an interactive play-by-play of the glass blowing technique. It’s also the perfect time to find out how you can get involved in learning how to work with glass.

Details, details
What: To find out more about SiNaCa’s open studio night, go here.
Where: SiNaCa Studios ~ 1013 West Magnolia Ave.
When: Friday, November 13, 2015 ~ 6:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE 51st Annual American Paint Horse Association
World Championship Show

Now through November 14, 2015

Paint Horse World Championship

Experience quintessential Fort Worth at the World Championship American Paint Horse Association Show! This year’s 51st 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 14.
For a daily schedule of events, click here.
Where: Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth

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:: FREE Second Saturday Public Tour and Living History Performance at Sid Richardson Museum
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Join the Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square for this FREE event, which includes a public tour of the museum and a living history performance of cowboy artist Charles M. Russell.

Details, details
What:  Go here to learn more.  No reservations required, but do note that parents must remain with their children.
When:  Wednesday November 14, 2015 ~ 2:00-3:30PM
Where:  The Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square,
309 Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth
Cost:  FREE

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:: FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Explore the nature trails surrounding the River Legacy Living Science Center on a FREE family friendly naturalist-led nature walk. The Living Science Center is the gateway to River Legacy Parks in Arlington.

Details, details
What: To find out more about the FREE nature walk and River Legacy Living Science Center, go here. RSVP to 817.860.6752
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, November 14, 2015 ~ 2:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Family Movie Showing of Muppets Most Wanted
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the fun family movie, Muppets Most Wanted! As part of Central Library’s monthly family film series, you are invited to bring the whole family to enjoy this free feature-length movie. Please note that adults must be accompanied by a child.

About the movie: After their successful reunion, the Muppets embark on an international tour. But they don’t know evil frog Constantine has taken Kermit’s place, and Kermit is stuck in a Russian prison. This adventure includes fun new songs and surprising celebrity cameos. PG, 112 min., 2014

Details, details
What: For more information about this event, click here. 
When: Saturday, November 14, 2015 ~ 1:00PM
Where: Downtown 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 Still Life: Wildlife and Everything in Between Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now Through December 6, 2015

Fort Worth Central library

From paintings and photos to sculptures and collectibles, the Fort Worth Library offers a number of quality exhibits throughout the year. The Library strives to present some of the best works of local artists, photographers and collectors, celebrating both the talent and diversity of our community. Still Life: Wildlife and Everything in Between features a variety of mixed media works including paintings, photographs and sculptures. All the artists are local to DFW, but originally come from across the nation and the world.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy now through December 6, 2015 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 Christmas Tree Card Holder Class at Home Depot
Saturday, November 14, 2015

This Saturday, learn how to cut, paint, glue, and assemble a Christmas Tree Card Holder at The Home Depot. It’s the perfect project idea to spend some together time with friends and family, and add some home-built spark to your holidays. The Home Depot Workshops are designed to provide a mix of associate led instruction, demonstration, and some hands-on learning.

Details, details
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, November 14, 2015 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
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Saturday, November 14, 2015

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 build-your-own Pullback Race Car 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, November 14, 2015 ~ 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, November 14, 2015

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, they’ll share tips and tricks for how to cook some amazing side dishes, including a tasty stuffing and simple seasonal vegetables. 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 14, 2015. 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 Santa’s Wonderland Unveiling and Family Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Get your Santa Pictures early — Santa is arriving at Bass Pro this weekend with a Magical tree lighting, Unveiling of Santa’s Wonderland, Carolers, $25 Bass Pro Shops gift card giveaway (a winner every half-hour, 5:30-7:30pm),FREE craft and Outdoor Plush Buddy, FREE cookies & hot chocolate, and more!

Details, details
What: For more info, click here
When: November 14, 2015 ~ 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can now receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2015!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays in 2015
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, November 15, 2015

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 15, 2015, 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, November 15, 2015

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will show you how to make some inventive recipes— from stuffing to vegetable dishes that are sure to become household favorites this Thanksgiving. 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 15, 2015. 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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