January 8-10 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE SiNaCa Art Glass Open Studio Night
  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • FREE Second Saturday Public Tour and Living History Performance at Sid Richardson Museum
  • FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Family Movie Showing of Disney’s Big Hero 6
  • FREE Travers Green Watercolor Art Exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library Gallery
  • FREE Paint & Drywall Repair Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

:: FREE Sinaca School of Glass Open Studio Night
Friday, January 8, 2016

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, January 8, 2016 ~ 6:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, January 8, 2016

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

Open-format sessions join art-making and gallery activities to encourage fresh ways of looking at and responding to featured artworks and themes. Teens and adults can sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion beginning 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: Friday, January 8, 2016 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Second Saturday Public Tour and Living History Performance at Sid Richardson Museum
Saturday, January 9, 2016

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:  Saturday, January 9, 2016 ~ 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, January 9, 2016

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, January 9, 2016 ~ 2:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, January 9, 2016

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, January 9, 2016 ~ 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 Family Movie Showing of Disney’s Big Hero 6
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the fun family movie, Big Hero 6 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: When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, Hiro Hamada, a brilliant young robotics whiz, leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends and robot companion, Baymax. (PG, 2014, 104 min.)

Details, details
What: For more information about this event, click here. 
When: Saturday, January 9, 2016 ~ 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 South by Southwest: The Art of Travers Green
Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now Through February 26, 2016

Fort Worth Central library

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a retrospective showcase of works from award-winning Fort Worth local artist, Travers Green (1928-2008). His “tight-loose” painting style, along with a unique scratch and splatter technique combine to create country-themed paintings to give the viewer a sense of place and turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. These watercolor paintings have been reacquired by his son from various sources to compile a collection never before seen together. There will be a reception from 2 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy now through February 26, 2016 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 D.I.Y. Paint & Drywall Repair Class at Home Depot
Saturday, January 9, 2016

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop where you will learn how to repair damaged drywall as well as the best techniques for brush and roller painting. 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, January 9, 2016 ~ 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, January 9, 2016

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 Firetruck With Safety Cards 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, January 9, 2016 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2016!  If you can’t make it on Sunday, visit on Wednesdays to get half price admission.

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays in 2016
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, January 10, 2016

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, January 10, 2016, 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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