Friday on the Green | Friday, June 9 | 5-10 p.m. | Magnolia Green, 1201 Lipscomb St., Fort Worth | Free | BYO lawn chairs and kick back for four local musicians + peruse the Near Southside artisan market.
Koe Wetzel | Friday, June 9 | 6:30 p.m. | Dickies Arena, 1911 Montgomery St., Fort Worth | $49-$250 | The Texas-born artist will be joined by special guests Treaty Oak Revival and Huser Brothers during his “2023 Road to Hell Paso” tour.
Saturday, June 10
Bass Hall Tours | Saturday, June 10 | 10:30 a.m. | Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth | Free | Reserve your spot in this docent-led tour including a history of the building.
Artist Talks | Saturday, June 10 | 1-3:30 p.m. | The Carter, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth | Free | Join a lecture and conversation with three of the contemporary Black artists featured in the “Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation” exhibition.
Sunday, June 11
Father’s Day TopGolf Tournament | Sunday, June 11 | 1-3 p.m. | Topgolf, 2201 East 4th St., Fort Worth | $35 | Tee up for the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas’ “Swing for a Cause” fundraiser.
“Lives of the Gods” | Sunday, June 11-Sunday, Sept. 3 | Times vary | Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth | $14-$18 | Explore the divinity of Mayan art at this exhibition of nearly 100 rarely seen masterpieces and discoveries — members get in free.
If you noticed the hazy sky over the last few days, it is not smoke from the Canadian wildfires. According to local meteorologist Victor Murphy, the hazy sky is actually the onset of the summer heat dome, a situation when the atmosphere traps hot ocean air over land. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
After 32 years, the AllianceTexas Aviation Expo will not touch down in Fort Worth this summer. The annual air show — featuring US Air Force Thunderbirds and US Navy Blue Angels — has been canceled due to the rapid development of the Alliance area + logistical and scheduling conflicts.
Help Fort Worth steer its 2024 budget with a Cowtown version of “Flat Stanley.” Take a photo with a printout of Molly the Cow at a location where you think the city should invest money + submit it by Friday, June 30.
The city is looking for businesses and contractors to help with the Evans & Rosedale Redevelopment Project that is set to break ground in October. Visit the Devoyd Jennings Business Assistance Center from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. to learn more about how you can get involved.
Anyone got an extra $4 million? A 1937 French provincial house is for sale near Colonial Country Club. The 4,000+ sqft house was commissioned by I.C. Parker, who invented the Drumstick ice cream cone, a form he must have really liked as it is visible in the home’s cone-shaped turret.
Amtrak could be coming to Fort Worth. The rail company has applied for a federal grant to extend the New York-New Orleans Crescent line between Meridian, Miss., and Fort Worth along I-20. If constructed, the expansion is projected to generate $207 million annually to Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. (KSLA 12)
Local sweets company Wildtoad Toffee raked in the accolades at the international 2023 Toffee Awards. The signature chocolate-and-butter treat won silver for Best Taste and bronze for Best Texture, as well as four stars from the judges. Did we mention it’s gluten- and preservative-free and shaped like Texas?
Fairfield Lake State Park officially sold. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department submitted a last-ditch offer of $95 million for 5,000 acres, but the sale to Todd Interests was finalized on June 1. The state’s lease will expire on Tuesday, June 13, and the park will be redeveloped into a gated community. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Delicious craft cocktails in a book-themed cocktail lounge and speakeasy? Yes, please. Thompson’s Bookstore just launched its new and summer menu, and it’s safe to say that we’re drooling.*
Reminder: Father’s Day is a little over a week away. Give Dad a listening upgrade with the second generation AirPods Pro. Or help ease muscle soreness with the Theragun Mini 2.0. Plus, this portable neck fan will make everyone laugh — but catch Dad using it the very next day.*
The holiday’s have come early this year with the opening of “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!” at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The traveling exhibition from the Charles M. Schultz Museum includes 50 Peanuts comic strips + vintage novelties.
The exhibit runs Saturday, June 17-Sunday, Aug. 20 and is included with museum admission.