Papel picado is a traditional cut paper art form that livens up Hispanic celebrations. | Photo via Wikimedia Commons
National Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off this week and runs through Sat., Oct., 15. To commemorate the deep heritage of Fort Worth — and the 900,000+ Hispanic residents who call her home — the next four weeks will be filled with festivities across public organizations and local businesses. Keep reading for event highlights including performances, markets, art exhibitions, and opportunities to learn about the diversity within different cultures.
Note: This is by no means an exhaustive list + we’d love for it to continue to grow throughout the month. Send us new events that you’re looking forward to and we’ll add them here, as well as on our Events calendar.
Fort Worth Fiestas Patrias | Sun., Sept. 18 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Fort Worth Stockyards | Fun for the whole family with live music, ballet Folklorico, a cattle drive, Grito de Independencia + a parade.
México en La Sangre Fiesta | Sun., Sept. 18 | 2 p.m. | Cowtown Coliseum | See a show of horsemanship in the “Mexico in Our Blood” rodeo.
Live Music | Fri., Sept. 16-Sun., Sept. 18 | 7 p.m. | Sundance Square | Shake things up with performances from The Hedras Ramos Latin Jazz Trio, salsa dancing lessons with Fusión Latina, and a Jazz-Cuban Timba mashup with Carlos Averhoff Jr.'s Iqba Group.
¡Bienvenidos! | Sat., Oct. 8 + Sat., Oct. 15 | 2 p.m. | Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Register in advance for a performance by the Fort Worth Opera on Horseshoe Lawn.
Murillo: From Heaven to Earth | Sun., Sept. 18-Sun., Jan. 29, 2023 | Kimbell Art Museum | The special exhibition is the largest US gathering of Spanish artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s paintings in 20 years.
Frida Fest | Sat., Oct. 1 | Sundance Square | The free day-long market will feature Latina artists from across Texas with creations dedicated to Frida Khalo.
Stolen Education | Sun., Sept. 18 | 4 p.m. | Artes de la Rosa, 1440 N. Main St. | See the film that is part of the Movies that Matter Latino series.
Family Movie Night | Sat., Oct. 1 | 7:30 p.m. | Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Head to the Horseshoe Garden for a showing of Disney’s “Encanto.”
Collection Highlights Tour | Fri., Sept. 16 + Sat., Sept. 17 | 2-3 p.m. | The Carter, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. | Free | Enjoy a docent-led tour of the museum’s highlights.
Drew Kennedy | Fri., Sept. 16 | 7 p.m. | Magnolia Motor Lounge, 3005 Morton St. | $12+ | The New Braunfels-native will perform with Levi Kay.
35th Annual Round Up For Autism | Sat., Sept. 17 | 6-11 p.m. | Hotel Drover, 200 Mule Alley | $200+ | Join an evening of live and silent auctions, dinner, dancing, live entertainment + more benefiting the Autism Treatment Centers of Texas.
Bert Kreischer | Sat., Sept. 17 | 7 p.m. | Dickies Arena | $46+ | Renowned comedian, podcast host, and author is stopping in Cowtown for The Berty Boy Relapse Tour.
Fall YardSmart 2022 | Sat., Sept. 17 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Free | The seminar teaches effective, beneficial ways to use water wisely in the landscape.
Fort Songwriters Song Swap | Sun., Sep. 18 | 8 p.m. | Main at South Side, 1002 S. Main St. | Free | Hear four of the Fort’s finest trade tunes, featuring Carey Wolff, Hannah Owens, and Christian Carvajal, hosted by Matthew Broyles.
Salem Witch Trial | Mon., Sept. 19 | 9 p.m. | Tulips FTW, 112 St. Louis Ave. | $13+ | Drag sensation Salem Moon will burn under the spotlight with eight of DFW’s finest drag performers for a September roast eviscerating the queen herself.
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The city has selectedThompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates (TVS) to design the first phase of the Fort Worth Convention Center expansion. The Atlanta-based firm will team up with local architect Bennett Partners to construct beverage facilities, demolish the annex, and realign Commerce Street. 🏗
The city’s Zoning Commission has issued a 30-day continuance for the 595-unit apartment project at Montgomery Plaza. The developer and neighborhood representatives are currently working through traffic studies before the city approves the project. 🚦 (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
$49 million. That’s how much money a new Fort Worth-based contract will be. Elbit Systems, an international defense electronics company, signed a deal with the US Army on Monday to produce 120-mm mortar shells in Cowtown over the next five years. (Fort Worth Inc.)
Vantage Bank is relocating its executive offices to Two Museum Place from 777 Taylor St. The move is part of the bank’s expansion in North Texas, and it plans to add a branch within the building in the future. 🏦 (Fort Worth Business Press)
Need a bit more space for your family? Check out this 130-acre ranch that is up for sale in Weatherford (~30 min. west of downtown). The Dolce Vita Ranch features a 11,080-sqft home with six bedrooms and nine bathrooms + is listed for a modest $7.6 million. If you buy it, please invite us over. 🏠 (Dallas Business Journal)
Wanna take a peek behind the white picket fence?Four homes in Wedgwood will be open for tours tomorrow, Sept. 17 during the Wedgwood Historical Association’s Parade of Homes. From 10 a.m.-12 p.m, learn about some of the neighborhood’s earliest residents and their mid-century ranch homes. Tickets are $20.
Explore dance music from all around the world with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Tomorrow, Sept. 17, the orchestra will dance through ballet ballads, traditional folk dances, and contemporary lyrical pieces during the “Dancing with the FWSO Stars” show at Bass Performance Hall. Grab your tickets now.
Celebrate spooky season with an original stage show — Head over to Amphibian Stage (120 S. Main St.) for the world premiere of “The Hollow.” From Wed., Oct. 12-Wed., Nov. 6, the company will perform an adaptation of Washington Irving’s ghost stories. Grab your tickets if you dare. 👻
We want to wish a happy birthday (on Sunday) to our teammate Sherry, 6AM City Sales Executive. Happy birthday, Sherry! 🎉
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City officials breaking ground on the new council chambers. | Photo by FTWtoday
City officials broke ground on the new council chambers at Future City Hall yesterday. The $16,737,500 council chamber building will contribute a sculptural form — inspired by other iconic porches around town like the Kimbell Art Museum terraces — to the expanding civic campus.
Along with upgrades in the former Pier 1 tower, the city is adding additional space for new council chambers. In the spring, city leaders approved “The Porch”. The two-story building will feature plenty of shaded areas, outdoor gathering spaces, and a pathway along the Trinity.
Mayor Mattie Parker, City Manager David Cooke, and Tanyan Farley from Athenian Group led proceedings at the groundbreaking. The City Council plans to hold its first meeting in the new building in the fall of 2023.
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Editor’s pick: North Texas Giving Day is Thurs., Sept. 22 + there are 5,000+ regional organizations looking to fund projects, events, and nonprofit work to make our city a better place to live. Early giving is already open so you don’t have to wait to donate.
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