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May 6-8 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Memphis Soul Outdoor Concert at Sounds of Spring Family Event in North Richland Hills
  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • FREE Grand Opening Celebration of Bluestem Park at Alliance Town Center
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead —  Bootcamps, Social Run, Yoga for Kids, and more!
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • Texas SmartScape Plant Sales in Burleson, Denton, & More
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth Science and History Museum or Perot Museum in Dallas
  • FREE First Saturday Family Fun Day at Nasher Sculpture Center (In Dallas)
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro ~ Grapevine
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Home Depot
  • FREE Sunday Evening Jazz Series at Sundance Square
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum

:: FREE Memphis Soul Outdoor Concert at Sounds
of Spring
 Family Event in North Richland Hills
Friday, May 6, 2016

The City of North Richland Hills 2016 Sounds of Spring Concert Series continues with the area’s best bands taking the stage at the NRH Plaza — Friday evenings in April and May. Bring your friends and family out for fun, great music and relaxation under the stars this Spring!  Tonight’s show offers a fun concert featuring local jazz favorite, Ellen Once Again featuring vocalist and songwriter, Ellen Hinton. This free family event also includes a kid zone with games and crafts for the kids, as well as food you can buy from a variety of gourmet food trucks.  Seating for the concert is on the lawn, so don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

Details, details
What:
 For more information about this City of North Richland Hills sponsored music event, go here.
When:
 Friday, May 6, 2016 ~ Gates open at 6:00pm (rain or shine)
Concert starts at 7:00pm.
Where: The Sounds of Spring Concert series takes place at the North Richland Hills Centre Events Plaza, 6000 Hawk Avenue, between the NRH Centre and the Public Library.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, May 6, 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, May 6, 2016 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Grand Opening Celebration of Bluestem Park
at Alliance Town Center
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Bluestem Park Grand Opening 

Join in the fun at the grand opening community celebration of Bluestem Park at Alliance Town Center on Saturday, May 7th ~ Enjoy live music by Southern Chrome band, complimentary food samples by Alliance Town Center restaurants, great activities for children of all ages including bounce houses and facepainting, scavenger hunt, fun giveaways, and more! Bring your cooler, lawn chairs and picnic blanket, and join this fun celebration. Admission is free!

Bluestem Park at Alliance Town Center is a 14-acre prairie restoration project that reflects a collective vision for a natural and timeless community resource. Made possible through the contributions of Hillwood and its partners, including the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, Bluestem Park features native grasses, plants, trees and shrubs, walking trails with connectivity to the Heritage and Arcadia trail systems, and gathering spaces.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Bluestem Park Grand Opening event site.
When: Saturday, May 7, 2016 ~ 3:00 PM to 7:00PM
Where: Bluestem Park at Alliance Town Center ~  At the Corner of Hillwood Parkway and Heritage Trace Parkway in North Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Plan to stop by The Trailhead this Saturday for a free exercise class! Beautifully located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails, in Fort Worth’s new Clearfork development, The Trailhead will offer free to the community outdoor exercise classes and other recreational activities on Saturdays during the fall and spring seasons.  This Saturday’s schedule includes an endurance and strength training class, a social run with Luke’s Locker, Stroller Strides, boot camps, boxing, a kid-friendly yoga class and more!

Details, details
What:  Learn more about The Trailhead and Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, May 7 (weather permitting) Classes begin at 8:00 and run hourly until noon. See the full schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Discover the habits and adaptations of one of River Legacy’s native animals during a live animal observation with a Naturalist at River Legacy Living Science Center. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE  seminar, go here.
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, May 7, 2016 ~ 2:00pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: SmartScape Plant Fair — Special  Deals on Drought Tolerant Plants
Saturday, May 7, 2016 
Spring has sprung, and it’s time to think about how to drought proof your landscape. The Texas SmartScape Plant Fair (This weekend, hosted in the parking lot of Home Depot in Burleson, Denton, and a few more locations in the Dallas area) is an opportunity to get great deals on select varieties of native and adapted drought-tolerant plants. Knowledgeable master gardeners, plant experts and an irrigation specialist will be on hand to answer your plant, design and irrigation questions.

Details, details
What: For more informationclick here. Find a complete list of all DFW area SmartScape Plant Fairs at Texas SmartScape’s website.
When: Saturday, May 7, 2016 ~ 8:00AM to 12:00PM. See a complete schedule of SmartScape Plant Fairs here.
Where: Hosted in the parking lot of DFW Home Depots listed here.
Cost: FREE to attend.  Plants priced individually for purchase.

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, May 7, 2016

Start your Saturday morning with a free Yoga class at the Sundance Square Plaza.  Classes will take place every other Saturday, through September and will be presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA.  All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Yoga at Sundance Square, here.
When
: Saturday, May 7, 2016 ~ 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Where:  
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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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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:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science &
History and the Perot Museum in Dallas

Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8, 2016

Bank of America’s 2016 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150+ participating museums and cultural institutions throughout the country. In DFW, this FREE Admission program takes place this weekend at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and in Dallas at The Perot Museum of Nature & Science.

Details, details
What:
To learn more about the Museums On Us program, go here.
How: Show a photo ID and any Bank of America Card to get FREE admission for each Bank of America Card Holder.
Where: The Fort Worth Science & History Museum is located at 1600 Gendy St. (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy). The Perot Museum can be found at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas.
When: Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8, 2016
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders

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:: Take an “Art-Full” Trek to Dallas to the Nasher Sculpture
Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day.

Saturday, May 7
, 2016

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays

The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays for families ~ bring the kids and enjoy free admission and fun family programming on the first Saturday of every month. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary school and feature a lineup of activities that encourage creative thought through a monthly “Big Idea.” Children can engage in art projects and experience creativity in action through scavenger hunts, performances, storytime and more.

Details, details
What:
For details, including a complete schedule, click here.
When:
Saturday, May 7 ~ FREE admission 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
and family activities 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Want to take your kids fishing, but don’t know where to start? Bass Pro in Grapevine offers a kids fishing event every Saturday from 11am to 1pm. This is a fun experience for kids, and you will love to see the joy that first fish brings to the face of your child! Kids will learn how to bait their own hook and catch live fish in the Bass Pro pond. Equipment and bait provided.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here
When: May 7, 2016, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, May 7, 2016

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and Angry Birds themed birdhouse that will make your child’s feathered backyard friends happy. After the project is built, your child can decorate their project with stickers if they wish. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin All workshops are free, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones since supplies are limited.

Details, details
What: For ages 5-12. Learn more about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, May 7, 2016 ~ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Sunday Evening Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, May 8, 2016

Sundance Square invites you to join their FREE Sunday Music Jazz Series for the Month of May!  This Sunday evening performance features the laid back vibe of Black Dog Jazz Jam, featuring Paul Metzger and Joey Carter and will take place at the permanent stage of the beautiful Sundance Square Plaza.

Details, details
What: Learn about the Sundance Square Jazz series here.
When: Sunday, May 8, 2016 ~ 8:00PM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, May 8, 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, May 8, 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, May 8, 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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April 22-24 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Southlake Art in the Square Juried Art Show & Sale
  • FREE Air Show Featuring The Blue Angels
  • FREE Ellen Once Again Outdoor Concert at Sounds
  • of Spring Family Event in North Richland Hills
  • FREE Arbor Daze Family Festival in Euless
  • CHEAP Fort Worth Botanic Garden Spring Festival
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Fitness and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Stroller Strides, Kids Yoga, Camp Gladiator, and more!
  • FREE Vegetable & Herb Gardening Seminar & Plant Exchange in Watauga
  • Texas SmartScape Plant Sales in Fort Worth & Southlake
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro ~ Grapevine
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Southlake Art in the Square Juried Art Show & Sale
Friday to Sunday, April 22-24, 2016

Southlake Art in Square 

Experience Art on the Square in Southlake this weekend!  This annual three-day juried art festival offers over 150 national and local fine artists, children’s activities, 2 stages of continuous live music & entertainment, delicious food, and more in the beautiful setting of Southlake Town Square.

Details, Details
What: For more details about the art showclick here.
When: Friday to Sunday, April 22-24.
Where: Southlake Town Square – Main St. at Southlake Blvd.
Click here for directions and a map.
Cost: FREE

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::  FREE Air Power Expo featuring The Blue Angels
      Saturday & Sunday, April 23 & 24, 2016

Bring the family to the NAS Fort Worth JRB base for a full-day of FREE fun including the Blue Angels, flight aerobatic demonstrations, static displays (including warbirds, helicopters and jets), family activities, live music concert, food and more.

Details, details
What: For more details about the air showclick here.
Where:
 Naval Air Station and Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth.
For directions, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Air Show starts at 11:00 AM and gates open at 8:00 AM
Cost: FREE General Admission and parking

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:: FREE Ellen Once Again Outdoor Concert at Sounds
of Spring
Family Event in North Richland Hills
Friday, April 22, 2016

The City of North Richland Hills 2016 Sounds of Spring Concert Series continues with the area’s best bands taking the stage at the NRH Plaza — Friday evenings in April and May. Bring your friends and family out for fun, great music and relaxation under the stars this Spring!  Tonight’s show offers a fun concert featuring local jazz favorite, Ellen Once Again featuring vocalist and songwriter, Ellen Hinton. This free family event also includes a kid zone with games and crafts for the kids, as well as food you can buy from a variety of gourmet food trucks.  Seating for the concert is on the lawn, so don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

Details, details
What:
For more information about this City of North Richland Hills sponsored music event, go here.
When:
Friday, April 22, 2016 ~ Gates open at 6:00pm (rain or shine)
Concert starts at 7:00pm.
Where: The Sounds of Spring Concert series takes place at the North Richland Hills Centre Events Plaza, 6000 Hawk Avenue, between the NRH Centre and the Public Library.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Arbor Daze Family Festival & Tree Giveaway ~ Euless
Saturday, April 23, 2016

This weekend, the City of Euless is hosting their annual family fun festival featuring live music and entertainment, free tree give-aways, arts and crafts booths, Kidz Zone, carnival rides, a petting zoo, lots of great food, and more!

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:  Saturday, April 23, 2016 ~ 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Where: Euless Family Life Center — 300 West Midway Dr.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Fort Worth Botanic’s Spring Festival in the Japanese Garden
   Saturday and Sunday, April 23 & 24, 2016

Feast your eyes on the spectacular spring color of the beautiful Japanese gardens while you and your family enjoy traditional Japanese dance, martial arts demonstrations, music, papermaking, docent-lead garden tours, tea ceremonies and more.

Details, details
What: For more informationclick here.
When: April 23 & 24, Saturday 10:00AM–5:00PM, Sunday 11:00AM–5:00PM
Where: 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard. Japanese festival parking will be near the Linden Street lot click here
Cost: Adults $8.00, Children 4-12 $4.00, under 4 free.

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, April 23, 2016

Start your Saturday morning with a free Yoga class at the Sundance Square Plaza.  Classes will take place every other Saturday, through September and will be presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA.  All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Yoga at Sundance Square, here.
When
: Saturday, April 23, 2016 ~ 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Where:  
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Plan to stop by The Trailhead this Saturday to take part in one or more of the free exercise classes! Beautifully located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails in Fort Worth’s new Clearfork development, The Trailhead will offer free to the community outdoor exercise classes and other recreational activities on Saturdays.  Exercise classes will vary each Saturday (go here for the weekly class list) and include such varieties as a Stroller Strides, Forged Fitness, Camp Gladiator, Kids Yoga, and more!

Details, details
What: Learn more about The Trailhead and exercise classes offered here.
When: Saturday, April 23, 2016 (weather permitting) ~ Classes begin at 8:00 and run hourly through 12:00PM. See the current schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Gardening Day at the Watauga Public Library
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Join the Watauga Library for a day devoted to gardening. The Library will host a plant exchange from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Following the exchange, enjoy a presentation by the Master Gardeners of Tarrant County and get expert tips for growing vegetables and herbs in North Texas.

Plant Exchange details: Thin out your bulbs, rhizomes, and other perennials and exchange them for another plant or variety. Please clean soil from the plants and trim the foliage, and bring each variety in a labeled baggie or container.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, April 23, 2016 — 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Watauga Library, 7109 Whitley Road
Cost: FREE! 

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:: SmartScape Plant Fair — Special  Deals on Drought Tolerant Plants
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Spring has sprung and it’s time to think about how to drought proof your landscape. The Texas SmartScape Plant Fair (Hosted in the parking lot of Home Depot in Southlake and Weston Gardens in Fort Worth) is an opportunity to get great deals on select varieties of native and adapted drought-tolerant plants. Knowledgeable master gardeners, plant experts and an irrigation specialist will be on hand to answer your plant, design and irrigation questions.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here. Find a complete list of all DFW area SmartScape Plant Fairs at Texas SmartScape’s website.
When: Saturday, April 23, 2016 ~ 8:00AM to 12:00PM. See a complete schedule of SmartScape Plant Fairs here.
Where: Hosted at Home Depot in Southlake, 300 S Village Center Dr.  ~ OR ~
Weston Gardens, 8101 Anglin Dr in Fort Worth
Cost: FREE to attend.  Plants priced individually for purchase.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, April 23, 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, April 23, 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 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 Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Want to take your kids fishing, but don’t know where to start? Bass Pro in Grapevine offers a kids fishing event every Saturday from 11am to 1pm. This is a fun experience for kids, and you will love to see the joy that first fish brings to the face of your child! Kids will learn how to bait their own hook and catch live fish in the Bass Pro pond. Equipment and bait provided.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here
When: April 23, 2016, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, April 24, 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, April 24, 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, April 24, 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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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, April 24
, 2016

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will be hosting some very special cooking classes focused on baking with citrus. Get inspired by zesty citrus desserts and learn how to make some amazing citrusy treats. 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 and will take place in select Williams-Sonoma U.S. store flagship locations. 

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, April 24, 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 participating Williams-Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Be sure to call your local store to RSVP.

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April 15-17 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Main Street Arts Festival at Sundance Square
  • FREE Tejas Brothers Outdoor Concert at Sounds
    of Spring Family Event in North Richland Hills
  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • FREE Fitness and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Stroller Strides, Yoga, Cardio Boxing, and more!
  • FREE Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
  • Texas SmartScape Plant Sale in Keller
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro ~ Grapevine
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Main Street Arts Festival ~ Downtown Fort Worth.
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.Now Through Sunday, April 17, 2016

Main Street Arts Fest 2015

Main Street Arts Fest 2015

One of our favorite annual events, Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival is finally here! This juried art fest showcases hundreds of the nation’s finest artists and is staged around the streets of downtown with Sundance Square Plaza acting as the main hub. The festival also features hundreds of performances throughout the weekend, including live concerts in just about every music genre — from R&B to country to jazz.  Even Cliburn pianist finalist Fei-Fei Dong, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will offer  special FREE performances It’s a family friendly event with an enormous variety of amazing art, savory food, live entertainment and even activities just for kids.

Details, Details
What:
Learn more about Main Street Arts Fest, here.
Check out the official guide and schedule here.
When: Now through Sunday, April 17, 2016
Where: Downtown Fort Worth on Main Street and the Sundance Square Plaza (between 3rd and 4th St.).  Click here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Tejas Brothers Outdoor Concert at Sounds
of Spring
Family Event in North Richland Hills
Friday, April 15, 2016

The City of North Richland Hills 2016 Sounds of Spring Concert Series kicks off with the area’s best bands taking the stage at the NRH Plaza — Friday evenings in April and May. Bring your friends and family out for fun, great music and relaxation under the stars this Spring!  Tonight’s show (Rain or Shine) offers a fun concert featuring local favorite,  Tejas Brothers. This free family event also includes a kid zone with games and crafts for the kids, as well as food you can buy from a variety of gourmet food trucks.  Seating for the concert is on the lawn, so don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

Details, details
What:
For more information about this City of North Richland Hills sponsored music event, go here.
When:
Friday, April 15 ~ Gates open at 6:00pm.
Concert starts at 7:00pm.
Where: The Sounds of Spring Concert series takes place at the North Richland Hills Centre Events Plaza, 6000 Hawk Avenue, between the NRH Centre and the Public Library.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, April 15, 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, April 15, 2016 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Plan to stop by The Trailhead this Saturday to take part in one or more of the free exercise classes! Beautifully located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails in Fort Worth’s new Clearfork development, The Trailhead will offer free to the community outdoor exercise classes and other recreational activities on Saturdays.  Exercise classes will vary each Saturday (go here for the weekly class list) and include such varieties as a Social Run with Lukes Locker, Stroller Strides, Title Boxing Cardio, Camp Gladiator, Hot Yoga, Smart Barre, and more!

Details, details
What: Learn more about The Trailhead and exercise classes offered here.
When: Saturday, April 16, 2016 (weather permitting) ~ Classes begin at 8:00 and run hourly through 12:00PM. See the current schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Join the Noble Planetarium staff and members of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society for this month’s star-gazing party! 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, April 16, 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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:: SmartScape Plant Fair — Special  Deals on Drought Tolerant Plants
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Spring has sprung and it’s time to think about how to drought proof your landscape. The Texas SmartScape Plant Fair in Keller (Hosted in the parking lot of Home Depot) is an opportunity to get great deals on select varieties of native and adapted drought-tolerant plants. Knowledgeable master gardeners, plant experts and an irrigation specialist will be on hand to answer your plant, design and irrigation questions.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here. Find a complete list of all DFW area SmartScape Plant Fairs at Texas SmartScape’s website.
When: Saturday, April 16, 2016 ~ 8:00AM to 12:00PM. See a complete schedule of SmartScape Plant Fairs here.
Where: Hosted at Home Depot, 2013 Hwy. 377 in Keller in the parking lot
Cost: FREE to attend.  Plants priced individually for purchase.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, April 16, 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, April 16, 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 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 Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Want to take your kids fishing, but don’t know where to start? Bass Pro in Grapevine offers a kids fishing event every Saturday from 11am to 1pm. This is a fun experience for kids, and you will love to see the joy that first fish brings to the face of your child! Kids will learn how to bait their own hook and catch live fish in the Bass Pro pond. Equipment and bait provided.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here
When: April 16, 2016, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, April 17, 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, April 17, 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, April 17, 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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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, April 17
, 2016

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will teach you how to make dishes like Garlic-Braised Escarole, Spicy Roasted Cauliflower with Capers and Roasted Trout with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette. 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, April 17, 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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April 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 Friday on the Green Outdoor Concert
  • FREE SiNaCa Art Glass Open Studio Night
  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • FREE Fitness and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Stroller Strides, Yoga, Cardio Boxing, and more!
  • FREE 3rd Annual Junior League Pancake Breakfast & Family Event Benefiting Cook Children’s Medical Patients
  • FREE Second Saturday Public Tour and Living History Performance at Sid Richardson Museum
  • FREE Family Movie Showing of Hoot
  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden Spring Plant Sale
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Woodworking Skills Class for Kids at Lowes
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro ~ Grapevine
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Friday On The Green Outdoor Concert
Friday, April 8, 2016

Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends at the 8th season of Friday on the Green, a FREE monthly live music series sponsored by Fort Worth South The monthly music series runs through October and features live music and tasty food and drinks from Near Southside eateries, all in a fun and relaxed atmosphere of a big neighborhood picnic. Groups of families and friends show up with blankets, chairs and pets to enjoy a lineup of three great local bands and food from local businesses or food trucks.

Details, Details
What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind Friday on the Green. Get more info here.
When: Friday, April 8, 2016 ~ 6:00-10:00PM
Where: Head to Magnolia Green Park ~ 1201 Lipscomb Street, between Magnolia and Rosedale.  FREE Parking Garage at 1201 Alston Ave.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE SiNaCa School of Glass Open Studio Night
Friday, April 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, April 8, 2016~ 6:00PM
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, April 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, April 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 Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, April 9, 2016

Plan to stop by The Trailhead this Saturday to help kick off the 2016 Spring series of free exercise classes! Beautifully located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails in Fort Worth’s new Clearfork development, The Trailhead will offer free to the community outdoor exercise classes and other recreational activities on Saturdays.  Exercise classes will vary each Saturday (go here for the weekly class list) and include such varieties as Stroller Strides, Title Boxing Cardio, CrossFit, Yoga, Pure Barre, and more!

Details, details
What: Learn more about The Trailhead and exercise classes offered here.
When: Saturday, April 9, 2016 (weather permitting) ~ Classes begin at 8:00 and run hourly through 11AM. See the current schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE! 3rd Annual Junior League Pancake Breakfast & Family Event Benefiting Cook Children’s Medical Patients
Saturday, April 9, 2016

Junior League Pancake Picnic

The Junior League of Fort Worth hosts its 3rd annual FREE Pancake Picnic, benefiting both Cook Children’s patients and community members on Saturday. This year’s theme is based on Eric Carle’s Book, “Pancakes, Pancakes!” and will include fun themed games for all ages.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Junior League Pancake Breakfast and family event, go here.
When: Saturday, April 9 starting at 9:00am
Where: Cook Children’s Medical Center. Park in the Cook’s visitors garage between 6th and 7th streets, facing Pennsylvania Street — validated parking passes will be provided. Come down the elevator to main entrance of Cooks and there will be a Junior League volunteer able to assist you — just look for the ladies in the light blue shirts!
Cost: FREE! Donations for Cook Children’s are greatly appreciated.

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:: FREE Second Saturday Public Tour and Living History Performance at Sid Richardson Museum
.…Saturday, April 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, April 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 Family Movie Showing of Hoot at the Central Library
Saturday, April 9, 2016

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the family friendly movie, Hoot! 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: Three kids have an unexpected adventure as they try to protect some rare birds in this comedy drama based on a book for young adults by Carl Hiaasen and Roy Eberhardt. (G, 2006, 91 min.)

Details, details
What: For more information about this family movie event, click here. 
When: Saturday, April 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 to Attend ~ Fort Worth Botanic Garden Spring Plant Sale
Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, 2016

Botanic Gardens

Enjoy the beauty of the FW Botanic Gardens while selecting some great new plants for your own garden at the annual Spring Plant Sale! You’ll have the opportunity to browse among cream of the crop perennials, specially selected to stand up to the unique challenges of Texas gardening. Bring your landscape plan and take advantage of the Horticulture Staff’s expertise in selecting just the right plants for your garden.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, 2016 ~ See complete schedule here.
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. For directions to the gardens and other details, click here.
Cost: FREE to attend.  Plants priced individually for purchase.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, April 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, April 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 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 Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
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Saturday, April 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 bird feeder 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, April 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 Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, April 9, 2016

Want to take your kids fishing, but don’t know where to start? Bass Pro in Grapevine offers a kids fishing event every Saturday from 11am to 1pm. This is a fun experience for kids, and you will love to see the joy that first fish brings to the face of your child! Kids will learn how to bait their own hook and catch live fish in the Bass Pro pond. Equipment and bait provided.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here
When: April 9, 2016, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, April 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, April 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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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, April 10, 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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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, April 10
, 2016

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for keeping your culinary skills sharp by mastering basic knife techniques. First they’ll show you the proper way to hold a knife and to position the food. Then they’ll move on to serious slicing, dicing and chopping, along with more advanced cuts such as chiffonade, julienne and more. And, they’ll offer complimentary knife sharpening in this class. 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, April 10, 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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April 1-3 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Bedford ArtsFest ~ Juried Art Show & Family Festival
  • FREE Ready, Set Bloom Family Festival at The Kimbell
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth Science and History Museum or Perot Museum in Dallas
  • FREE Nasher Sculpture Center’s First
    Saturdays Family Fun Day (In Dallas)
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro ~ Grapevine
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Home Depot
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Drawing Classes at The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE! Bedford ArtsFest Juried Art Show and Family Festival
Saturday, April 2, 2016

artsfest bedford tx

In collaboration with the Bedford Cultural Commission, the City of Bedford presents ArtsFest, a family friendly event to promote and celebrate the arts in Bedford. This juried art festival will feature regional artists, musicians and performers who contribute to the vibrant heritage of the North Texas region. Enjoy an assortment of food trucks, musical entertainers and art of all shapes and sizes at the historic Boys Ranch Park.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bedford’s ArtFestgo here.
When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 ~ 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Where: Bedford Boys Ranch Park, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr in Bedford
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Ready, Set Bloom Family Festival at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday,
April 2, 2016

Ready Set Bloom Kimbell Family Festival

This free afternoon event for all ages features creative art-making activities and classes, storytelling in the galleries, family films, and a special musical performance of “Leopoldo the Frog” by the Hall Ensemble.  No reservations necessary; admission to the permanent collection is always free.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 ~ 1:00 PM to 4:00PM
Click here to view the schedule for the event.
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, April 2, 2016

Discover the habits and adaptations of one of River Legacy’s native animals during a live animal observation with a Naturalist at River Legacy Living Science Center. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE  seminar, go here.
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, April 2, 2016 ~ 2:00pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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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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:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science &
History and the Perot Museum in Dallas

Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, 2016

Bank of America’s 2016 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150+ participating museums and cultural institutions throughout the country. In DFW, this FREE Admission program takes place this weekend at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and in Dallas at The Perot Museum of Nature & Science.

Details, details
What:
To learn more about the Museums On Us program, go here.
How: Show a photo ID and any Bank of America Card to get FREE admission for each Bank of America Card Holder.
Where: The Fort Worth Science & History Museum is located at 1600 Gendy St. (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy). The Perot Museum can be found at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas.
When: Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, 2016
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders

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:: Take an “Art-Full” Trek to Dallas to the Nasher Sculpture
Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day.

Saturday,
April 2, 2016

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays

The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays for families ~ bring the kids and enjoy free admission and fun family programming on the first Saturday of every month. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary school and feature a lineup of activities that encourage creative thought through a monthly “Big Idea.” Children can engage in art projects and experience creativity in action through scavenger hunts, performances, storytime and more.

Details, details
What:
For details, including a complete schedule, click here.
When:
Saturday, April 2 ~ FREE admission 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
and family activities 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, April 2, 2016

Want to take your kids fishing, but don’t know where to start? Bass Pro in Grapevine offers a kids fishing event every Saturday from 11am to 1pm. This is a fun experience for kids, and you will love to see the joy that first fish brings to the face of your child! Kids will learn how to bait their own hook and catch live fish in the Bass Pro pond. Equipment and bait provided.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here
When: April 2, 2016, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, April 2, 2016

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build a butterfly house. After the butterfly house is built, your child can decorate their project with paint if they wish. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin All workshops are free, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones since supplies are limited.

Details, details
What: For ages 5-12. Learn more about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 ~ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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, April 2, 2016

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 show kids all kinds of cool tools for safely chopping and dicing in the kitchen, and then they’ll turn all those cut-up ingredients into some delicious snacks.  Suitable for ages 8-13. Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited and is only available at select stores.  

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, April 2, 2016. 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 participating Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Drawing Classes for Kids & Adults at The Modern
Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Kids Drawing Program

FREE Drawing From the Collection classes for kids:  Two sessions of this free program for children are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises that relate to works in the Modern’s galleries. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited; early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet can be found at the information desk.

FREE Drawing From the Collection class for adults:  Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This class is open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but a sign-in sheet is available at the information desk

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the the Modern’s event website.
When: Sunday, April 3, 2016 ~ 2:00PM
Where: The Modern in Fort Worth ~ 
3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, April 3, 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, April 3, 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, April 3, 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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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, April 3
, 2016

In this weekend’s Williams-Sonoma in-store technique class, get inspired by all things citrus. As professional chefs know, a hit of lemon, lime or grapefruit works wonders with savory fare, lending zip and refreshment to everything from soups and salads to pastas and stews.  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, April 3, 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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$10 For Custom Made Gold Foil Graphic Prints

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We recently discovered the freshly launched Handmade at Amazon store —  if you are an Etsy fan, you’ll enjoy this wonderful store, packed full of unique items crafted and sold directly from artisans. Handmade products range from jewelry and furniture to artwork and bedding and are easily browsed by category (Handmade Lighting, Home Decor, Stationery and Party Supplies, Kitchen and Dining, etc.) or search by artisans’ location (like Texas!).

Our perusal uncovered a new favorite find — gorgeous, yet inexpensive gold or silver foil art prints, made by hand in a small print shop just outside of Philadelphia. Choose a standard 5 x 7 framable size for $10 or 8 x 10 for $18 — both sizes are designed to be popped into a standard frame and you can pick gold or silver foil. They will even customize a print just for you for $7 more!

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New to the Handmade at Amazon store? This wonderful store is packed full of items crafted and sold directly from artisans with categories ranging from jewelry and furniture to artwork and bedding — easily browsed by category or by artisans’ location.

The product page for each handmade item contains a location icon (like Texas) to show where the artisan is based, along with a link to their profile so that you can learn more about the creator’s work and the unique story behind the artisan and item. You’ll find products from craftsmen in all 50 U.S. states, and over 60 countries. We appreciate Amazon’s promise to check out every artisan, to ensure their products are truly handcrafted goods and not mass-produced.

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