The Sundance Square Christmas tree can be seen from blocks away. | Photo by @FTWtoday
It’s the time of year when radio stations are playing endless rounds of carols. We thought we’d contribute to the ever-growing canon of holiday tunes with our own semi-original song, featuring our favorite topic — yup, you guessed it — Fort Worth.
Now don’t get your stockings in a twist — this isn’t even close to an exhaustive list. We could fill 100 verses with things we love about Fort Worth, but to preserve your time — and all of our sanity — we’ll just stick to one. So, here you have it: FTWtoday’s 12 Days of Fort Worth.
On the 12th day of Christmas, Cowtown sent to me... 🎶
Twelve brisket places Not just a summertime favorite, warm up with a smoked brisket from a local barbecue joint.
Movies That Matter Film Screening | Thursday, Dec. 1 | 7-9:30 p.m. | The Modern, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth | Free | Catch a viewing of “Haida Modern The Art & Activism of Robert Davidson” during the bi-monthly film series that highlights human and civil rights issues.
The Marshall Tucker Band | Thursday, Dec. 1 | 8 p.m. | Tannahill’s Tavern and Music Hall, 122 E. Exchange Ste. 200, Fort Worth | $25+ | Groove as this American rock band blends blues, country, and jazz.
Friday, Dec. 2
Joy in the Journey | Friday, Dec. 2-Sunday, Dec. 4 | Times vary | Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, 3901 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth | $6-$12 | Join a wintry tour of holiday stories and performances featuring FWAFA’s premiere performing groups.
A Twitty and Lynn Acoustic Christmas | Friday, Dec. 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Downtown Cowtown at the Isis, 2401 N. Main St., Fort Worth | $32.50 | The grandchildren of famed duo Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty have taken to the road to honor their grandparents in an intimate evening of music and storytelling.
Saturday, Dec. 3
Art After Hours | Saturday, Dec. 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth | Free | Head to the world-renowned museum for an evening party with local musical talent.
Cowtown Cabaret | Saturday, Dec. 3 | 7-10 p.m. | Red Goose Saloon, 306 N. Houston St., Fort Worth | $20-$30 | The “Best Little Saloon Show in Texas” is an adult dinner theater show inspired by “Hell’s Half Acre” and the debaucherous past of downtown Cowtown.
Fort Worth Margarita Ball | Saturday, Dec. 3 | 7 p.m.-12 a.m. | The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, 200 Main St., Fort Worth | $150+ | Children’s Charities of Fort Worth is hosting its largest event for the 33rd year, benefiting 13 charities throughout the area.
Sunday, Dec. 4
“Belly of the Beast” | Sunday, Dec. 4 | 4-6 p.m. | The Modern, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth | Free | The Movies That Matter Latino series will feature the seven-year long legal drama documentary.
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TX-DOT held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for the Southeast Connector. The $1.6 billion project will widen I-20 to 10 lanes from I-820 to US 287, widen I-820 to eight lanes from I-20 to Rosedale Street, and reconstruct the I-20, I-820, and US 287 interchanges. 🚧 (WFAA)
A new bar called The Down n’ Out opened this week in the Near Southside at 150 W. Rosedale St. Branded as “just a regular bar,” the watering hole is currently hosting Beachbum Berry’s Sippin’ Santa, a tiki-themed holiday cocktail pop-up. 🍹
Beauty Manufacturing Solutions Corp., a high-tech beauty product company, is opening a $150 million facility in Fort Worth, it’s second in the DFW area. The 445,870-sqft facility will bring 250 skilled jobs to Alliance Texas. 💄
Calling all teachers — the Fort Worth Public Library is inviting you to “Fill the Bag.” Swing by the Central Branch (500 W. 3rd St.) on Saturday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. + Sunday, Dec. 4, 1-5 p.m. with your school ID or educator’s card to stock your classroom shelves with free books, DVDs, and CDs. 📚
A $1.5 million renovation is coming to the Texas & Pacific Station on West Lancaster Avenue next year. The historic building will get a new entry plaza for Trinity Metro riders that will also serve the post office, condos, and restaurant on the site. 🚂 (Fort Worth Report)
Circle Theatre(230 W. 4th St.) is throwing its annual holiday carnival on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. The event includes live performances and original monologues, raffles, games, and fares from local businesses. Grab tickets + remember to wear your tacky holiday sweater for a chance to win a prize. 🎭
Bring an unwrapped toy to Fort Worth Meacham Airport Hangar 11(201 American Concourse) on Thursday, Dec. 8 for American Aero FTW’s drive-thru toy drop. The fixed-base operator is supporting the US Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program this holiday season. 🧸
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The hypnotoad is a reference from the early 2000s animated science fiction show “Futurama.” The frog-like creature has large oscillating multi-colored eyes and makes a droning noise that hypnotizes people and animals.
In the past, TCU has put the hypnotoad up on the scoreboard while opposing teams were kicking to throw off the players. Now, you can get TCU hypnotoad merch in everything from t-shirts to holiday ornaments on Etsy.
Editor’s pick: My family has this silly habit of rewriting song lyrics about what we’re doing and Christmas carols are some of our favorites. The best one’s — like a “Where are you Pepto,” a particularly uncouth version of “Where are you Christmas” about overeating during the holidays — get resung every year. So, rewriting the 12 Days of Christmas was like riding a bike for me.
What about you? If you were to rewrite a holiday song about Fort Worth, what song would you chose and what Cowtown icons would you include? Send us your verses and we’ll reshare the best in an upcoming newsletter.
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