February 19-21 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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

  • FREE Slow Art at the Modern, Spotlight Art Tour
  • FREE Southlake Wellness Challenge and Hike with Southlake Mayor Laura Hill
  • FREE Fishing For Fun at Keller’s Bear Creek Park
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE National Weather Service Storm Spotter Workshop
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Trail Photography Exhibit in Grapevine
  • FREE Travers Green Watercolor Art Exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library Gallery
  • FREE National Weather Service Workshop
  • FREE Bring Your Gear Fishing Event at Cabelas
  • FREE BassMaster University 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

:: FREE Slow Art at The Modern Museum, Spotlight Art Tour
….Friday, February 19, 2016

Everyone is invited to join the Slow Art movement with its aim to break with the often frenetic pace of modern life and simply enjoy works of art in a deliberate and unhurried fashion. Slow Art at the Modern invests in this pause with a 30-minute spotlight tour focusing on one work of art. Led by a Modern docent the third Friday of each month at 5:30 pm.

Details, details
What: For more information about The Modern Museum and this free event, click here.
When: Friday, February 19 ~ 5:30 PM.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE! LiveFit Southlake Wellness Challenge and Hike with Southlake Mayor Laura Hill at the Bob Jones Nature Center
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bob Jones Nature Center Logo

 Join Mayor Laura Hill on a Wellness Hike through Southlake’s own Bob Jones Nature Center trails for LiveFit Southlake Wellness Challenge ~ aimed at promoting and encouraging community health and wellness for the whole family. LiveFit’s goal is to build strength of physical and mental abilities, as well as strength of service and community while providing you and your family every opportunity to get improve your lifestyle while having fun along the way.

Details, details
What: For more info about the Bob Jones Nature Center’s LiveFit event with the Mayor or to register, click here. You can also call 817-491-6333 or email for more information and to register for free!
When: Saturday, February 20 ~ 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center, Bob Jones Road in Southlake
Cost: FREE


:: FREE Fishing Fun for Young Anglers in Keller
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bring your fishing pole, favorite bait, and an adult fishing buddy for a morning of easy casting at Bear Creek Park in Keller. Texas Parks and Wildlife and Keller Parks and Recreation join together to sponsor a fun time of family fishing and other events including contests and prizes. The pond will be stocked with rainbow trout, and there will be prizes and fishing skill challenges.  For ages 16 & younger. 

Details, details
 For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, February 20  ~ 9:00-11:30am. NOTE: Date is subject to change due to weather.  Please check Keller’s website or Facebook page for changes.
1100 Bear Creek Parkway in Keller (LOCATION CHANGE)
1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE and open to anglers ages 16 and younger


:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, February 20, 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, February 20, 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 National Weather Service Storm Spotter Seminar, Garland
Saturday, February 20, 2016

With the severe weather season right around the corner, the National Weather Service is preparing North Texans by hosting a free SkyWarn storm workshop.  This workshop will discuss spotting and reporting storms, identifying cloud features, learning safety rules, and planning for a severe weather day.  You can even become a certified SkyWarn spotter if you’d like!

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the National Weather Service.
When: Saturday, February 20, 2016 ~ 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Where: Garland ~ Granville Arts Center.  Looking for a closer location to attend?  Go here for more seminar locations and seminar dates.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event: The Art
of Story
Exhibition at Sid Richardson Museum
Now through Sunday, June 19, 2016

Join the Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square for this FREE exhibition that traces the path of Lonesome Dove from Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the original screenplay and filming of the legendary TV miniseries. The exhibition is part of a 6-month citywide celebration, known as ”The Lonesome Dove Trail,” which will include multiple Fort Worth venues including screenings, seminars and a reunion gala of the cast and crew including Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones and more.

Details, details
What:  Go here to learn more.
When: Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story, runs now through June 19, 2016.
Where:  The Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square,
309 Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth
Cost:  FREE


:: FREE Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit in Grapevine
Daily through March 1, 2016

Quanah Parker Exhibit - ONE MAN, TWO WORLDS

This photo exhibit tells the story of two people caught between two different worlds — Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker, two important names in U.S. frontier history. In 1836, a Comanche raiding party took Cynthia Ann from their family, and over the following years, she became wife to the Comanche chief and  mother to Quanah. After Cynthia Ann was taken back by Texas Rangers, Quanah became one of the most important Comanche leaders both in war and peace.

Details, Details
What: For more information on the Quanah Parker, One Man, Two Worlds photography exhibit, go here.
When: Daily through March 1, 2016
Where: The Tower Gallery in Grapevine ~  636 S. Main St.
Cost: FREE!


:: 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.

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.


:: FREE Bring Your Gear Fishing Event at Cabela’s in Fort Worth
Saturday, February 20, 2016


In honor of Spring’s early arrival this year, Cabela’s is hosting a FREE fishing event! Bring your own gear and bait to fish Cabela’s fully stocked lake for free. Be sure to stop by the greeter’s desk before fishing to sign a waiver prior to fishing.

Details, details
What: For more info about Cabela’s Free Fishing Event, click here.
When: February 20, 2016, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Where: Cabelas ~ 12901 Cabelas Drive
Cost: FREE!


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:: FREE BassMaster University Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
February 19-21, 2016

Bass Pro in Grapevine is offering special pro fishing event with Bass Pro, Tommy martin, as well as free family-friendly weekend events:

  • Meet & Greet Tommy Martin
  • Bass University Pro Seminars
  • Free Kids Fishing Workshop ~ Feb. 20 & 21, 4:30PM
  • Free catch and release challenge ~ Noon-5PM each day
  • Free magazine-cover style photo download ~ Noon-5PM each day
  • Free kids crafts ~ Noon-5PM each day

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s University and Next Generation Kids Fishing event, click here.
When: February 19-21, 2016
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, February 21, 2016

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 2016!

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!


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, February 21, 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
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, February 21, 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!


:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
February 21, 2016

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for preparing meals with cast-iron cookware. Because cast-iron retains heat exceptionally well, it’s ideal for braising one-pot meals, preparing warming soups and much more. Discover how to make the most of your cast-iron cookware and how to keep these specialty pieces in tip-top shape. 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, February 21, 2016. 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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