March 11-13 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 Spring Break Family Event ~ Fort Worth Stockyards 
  • FREE Second Saturday Public Tour and Living History Performance at Sid Richardson Museum
  • FREE Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
  • FREE Family Movie Showing of Disney’s The Rescuers
  • FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Severe Weather and Storm Spotter Workshop
  • FREE Woodworking Skills Class for Kids at Lowes
  • FREE Dog Training Seminar and Event at Bass Pro
  • FREE D.I.Y. Outdoor Lighting Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum

:: FREE SiNaCa School of Glass Open Studio Night
Friday, March 11, 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, March 11, 2016~ 6:00PM
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Spring Break in the Fort Worth Stockyards ~ Family Event
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Fort Worth Stockyards Spring Break 2016

Kick off spring break at the Fort Worth Stockyards on Saturday! The Stockyards’ family event will feature live music, armadillo races, face painters, caricature artists, daily cattle drives (11:30am & 4:00pm), pony rides, petting zoo, stage coach & carriage rides, and more.

Details, Details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Saturday, March 12, 2016 ~ 10:00AM to 4:00PM.
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards ~ 130 E. Exchange Avenue
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Second Saturday Public Tour and Living History Performance at Sid Richardson Museum
.…Saturday, March 12, 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, March 12, 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 Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Join the Noble Planetarium staff and members of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society for monthly Star Parties. Navigate the skies with the assistance of staff and other astronomy buffs. Weather permitting, parties begin at dusk and last until approximately 10:30PM.

Details, details
What: For more info about Noble Planetarium’s Star Parties, click here.
When: Saturday, March 12, 2016 ~ dusk (weather permitting) until 10:30PM
Where: In the parking lot, just south of the Science & History Museum at the corner of Montgomery and Harley. Click here for directions.  Note, parking is available in the lot south of Harley Street.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Family Movie Showing of Disney Classic, The Rescuers
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the classic Disney movie, The Rescuers! 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: Two mice, Bernard and Miss Bianca, travel – with the help of a few friends – in search of a little girl named Penny who has been kidnapped by Miss Medusa. G, 1977, 77 min.

Details, details
What: For more information about this family movie event, click here. 
When: Saturday, March 12, 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 River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
Saturday, March 12, 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, March 12, 2016 ~ 2:00PM (Weather permitting)
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: 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

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:: FREE National Weather Service Storm Spotter Workshop
Saturday,
March 12, 2016

With the severe weather season upon us, the National Weather Service is preparing North Texans by hosting several SkyWarn storm workshops across the metroplex.  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, March 12, 2016 ~ 11:00AM – 1:00PM
Where: Rockwall ~ Rockwall County Library.  Looking for a closer location to attend the Storm Spotter Workshop?  Go here for upcoming seminar locations and seminar dates.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
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Saturday, March 12, 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 Monster Truck 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, March 12, 2016 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Dog Seminar and Family Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Friday and Saturday, March 11 & 12, 2016

It’s all about dogs at Bass Pro’s “Dog Days” Friday and Saturday family event! Friday’s event features a free seminar on selecting the right breed of dog for you (6pm); Saturday’s seminars will include classes on teaching basics like safety and care of your dog (11am) and fun with your dog in the outdoors (2pm). Saturday’s event also includes a FREE 4X6 photo, giveaways and more.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s event, click here.
When: March 11 & 12, 2016, go here for the complete schedule.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE D.I.Y. Outdoor Lighting Class at Home Depot
Saturday, March 12, 2016

This Saturday, join a Home Depot D.I.Y. class to learn more about outdoor lighting. An associate will lead you through a discussion about the different options in outdoor lights, break down the differences between decorative and security lighting and show you a variety of different ways to get your outdoor lighting powered up.  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, March 12, 2016 ~ 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, March 13, 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, March 13, 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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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 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 during normal operating hours in 2016
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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