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50 Fest: Amon Carter Museum’s 50th Anniversary Family Fun Event, Saturday, August 13

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Art. Bands. Food. Fun. Find it all at 50 Fest, a FREE celebration of 50 years at the Amon Carter Museum.

In honor of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s 5oth Anniversary, the entire community is invited to a fun-filled, free celebration called 50 Fest this Saturday, August 13 from 5:30–9PM at the museum. Outside on the plaza, guests will be treated to food, drinks and the toe-tapping music of two Austin-based bands. All ages are encouraged to join in and become a part of museum history.

“For an institution like the Amon Carter that has been a vibrant part of Fort Worth culture for five decades, throwing a party for the whole town seems a fitting tribute during our 50th year,” says Andrew Walker, director. “We invite all our neighbors to come and see our remarkable collection of American art, while enjoying a fun summer’s evening on the museum’s front porch.”

The Marshall Ford Swing Band kicks off 50 Fest with its upbeat western swing, guitar stylings and vocals. They will be followed by award-winning Del Castillo, a six-man band combining eclectic Latin rock, flamenco and blues with both Spanish and English vocals.

Picnic fare including hot dogs, chips and dessert from Curly’s Frozen Custard will be offered to guests. There will be hula hoops and bubbles for outdoor fun, along with photo booths where guests can pose for a souvenir of the celebration. No anniversary party is complete without cake; visitors will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite Amon Carter–themed confection designed by local pastry chefs.

The extended gallery hours for 50 Fest (until 9PM) will allow guests plenty of time to visit all their favorite Amon Carter artworks. Special art-exploration guides have been created for adults and children to use while inside the galleries, and docents will be stationed throughout the museum to enrich the experience.

To help visitors stay cool at the event, they’ll have shaded areas, misters, bottled water and ice cream outdoors plus you can really cool off when you step inside the galleries that are kept at 70 degrees. All ages welcome. No reservations required. Please leave your alcohol, coolers, and pets at home.

See you there!

Details, details
What: Go here to learn more about Amon Carter’s 50 Fest.
Reservations are not required, but you can call 817.989.5030 or
email visitors@cartermuseum.org to receive helpful information.
When: Saturday, August 13, 2011 – 5:30 – 9:00PM
Where: The museum is located at 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Directions and parking details can be found by clicking here.
Cost: FREE! Entrance to this event and the Amon Carter’s permanent
collection is always FREE (but donations are appreciated)!

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About the “Community Spotlight” column

If you have been a reader of Frugal in Fort Worth for any length of time, you know that I *love* our city and the amazing variety of activities it offers. Few major cities are privileged to have such an abundance of major cultural institutions & world-class art museums, a rich heritage, AND a vibrant community life!

In the spirit of giving a “hug” back to our community for all it does, we started a new “Community Spotlight” column to honor some of the great non-profit organizations who serve Fort Worth. We will sprinkle this column into our blog occasionally so you can get to know some of the great folks who help make our city the place that it is today.

Enjoy and be sure to leave a comment (here) to let these organizations know how much you appreciate them!


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Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (September 17-19 Edition) ~ FREE Blues Festival, Planetarium Star Gazing, Cooking Class & More!

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Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment
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This weekend’s highlights include:  

  • 12th Annual Denton Blues Festival ~ Live blues and family fun!
  • Star Gazing at the Noble Planetarium ~ The stars really are big and bright in Texas!
  • Preservation is the Art of the City ~ A terrific gallery of fine art by local artists, supporting Historic Fort Worth.
  • Williams Sonoma Cooking Technique Class ~ Learn the art and tools of indoor grilling.
  • Pottery Barn Decorating Class ~ Spruce up your windows this fall.
  • Celebrate Dr. Seuss at Borders ~ Storytime, games, and more. 


:: FREE ~ 12th Annual Denton Blues Festival
    Saturday & Sunday, September 18-19, 2010 


The 12th annual Denton Blues Fest has a strong weekend line up of
fabulous musicians.  There will be bounce houses and face painting 
for the kids as well as lots of good food, dance, and fun to be had
for the whole family!  

Details, details
What: To see the musician line-up, click here. To find out more
    about the Denton Blues Festival, visit the website, here.
September 18-19 ~ View the daily schedule, here.
Where: Quakertown Park in Denton ~321 East McKinney  
    Get a map and directions, here .
Cost: FREE 


:: FREE ~ Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
    Saturday, September 18, 2010 


Join the Noble Planetarium staff for their FREE Star Gazing party Saturday
night. You will find plenty of telescopes for viewing and lots of experts
available to help you and your family navigate your way through
the skies. 

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, September 18 ~ begins at 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.
Cost: FREE 

P.S. Noble Planetarium recommends a wonderful & FREE resource for star
gazing from the comfort of your backyard. If you would like a fun way to
navigate the night sky just go here: berkeley.edu/starclock/skywheel.html 




:: Preservation is the Art of the City
    Through September 25, 2010


If you did not make it to “Preservation is the Art of the City” Gallery
night opening last weekend
, be sure to take some time to visit this
FREE Public Art Show and Sale (extends through next week). Proceeds
from this non-profit gallery promote historic preservation in Fort
Worth as well as support local studio artists. 

Details, details
What: For more info, go to historicfortworth.org
: Ongoing show and display hours through September 25, 2010:

    Monday-Saturday, 9:00am — 5:00pm
Where: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy


:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
      Saturday and Sunday,  September 18-19, 2010       


Try something new in the kitchen!
Fall is a perfect time to learn to grill indoors. This week’s lesson at
Williams-Sonoma will demonstrate how to jazz up grilled meats,
vegetables, and more on an indoor grill. You’ll get an opportunity
to try delicious samples, too!         

Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.       

Details, details
For more information, click here.
When: Saturday & Sunday, September 18-19 ~ Note: 1 hour class
    times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact
    times & date.

Where: Click here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you. 
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.   


:: Learn New Decor Tips at a FREE Pottery Barn Decorating Class
    Saturday, September 18, 2010

Get new ideas for freshening up your windows and home!
Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store demonstration, where they will
share helpful tips for measuring, selecting, and hanging window
treatments for your home.

Details, details
For more information, click here.
 Classes take place, Saturday, September 18th ~ 11:00am-4:00pm. 
    Times differ by store ~ be sure to call your local store to verify
    class time.
Where: Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.


:: FREE Seuss Celebration and Storybook Reading at Borders.
    Saturday, September 18, 2010 


How Fun! Borders Books and Music is hosting a special Dr. Seuss
storybook reading and kids event! Activities include storytime, games
and more.  The Seuss-ical Celebration is ideal for kids aged 3-6.

Details, details
When: Saturday, September 18, 2010 ~ 11:00am
Where: Borders Books and Music, in the Children’s Area.
    Directions to your local Borders can be found by clicking here.
Cost: FREE!         

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