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Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Fri., Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3123, www.stockyardsstation.com/attractions, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s reimagined exhibit, “DinoLabs.” Who knew you could find dinosaurs in your own backyard? “DinoLabs” and “DinoDig®” bring the fascinating story of dinosaurs discovered in North Texas to life with full articulations of dinosaur skeletons native to the region and a dig site replicating a local paleontological field site. What did dinosaurs look like when they roamed the earth, millions of years ago? Filled with cutting-edge technology and treasured artifacts from the Museum’s paleontology collection, this updated exhibit will enthrall, entertain and engage. Did they have scaled skin in muted colors that provided exactly the right kind of camouflage? Did they have feathers? Were they brightly colored and vivid? Science tells us the answer to these questions is yes! With “DinoGlow” you can imagine how. Tickets $16 adults, $13 ages 2-18. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org/dinolabs-dinodig. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near RFD TV’s Gift Store. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. Along E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Today, the Best Zoo in Texas by Yahoo Travel, the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide, the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey and a top 10 zoo or aquarium by FamilyFun magazine and Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards. The Zoo is home to more than 7,000 animals and a world-famous reptile collection, housed in the Museum of Living Art (MOLA). The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than 1 million visitors a year. Admission $14 13+, $10 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Open 365 days a year! Hrs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.daily. See web site for holiday hours. 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
Ongoing Public tours at Kimbell Art Museum. Join knowledgeable docents for regularly scheduled tours focusing on the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Permanent Collection: Wednesdays, 2 p.m., Sundays, 3 p.m. Architecture Tours: Two Buildings, One Museum Saturdays, 2 p.m. No reservations are required. Admission is required for nonmembers to visit paid special exhibitions: $18 adults, $16 seniors 60+, $16 students with ID, $14 children 6-11, children under 6 are free. Museum Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information, www.kimbellart.org/learn/gallery-tours/public-tours. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s features include Pandas, Dolphins, Dinosaurs Alive!, and Tornado Alley. Gen. Ad. $8 adults, $7 juniors 2-12, $7 seniors 65+. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. The Garden Center is also open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 7 a.m.-7 p.m.: hours vary for special events. See web site for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. The beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sun. & Mon. and for major holidays. See web site for details. Admission $5 for 13+ & seniors 60+, $3.50 children 4-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. $10 parking. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
Ongoing “Grossology and Animal Grossology” exhibition at the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. Welcome to the world of Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, a science-in-disguise exhibition where kids get the answers to many of the slimy, oozy, crusty, stinky questions they absolutely love to ask about the human body. Animal Grossology turns gross topics such as slime, vomit and dookies into interactive, larger-than-life biology lessons. The exhibit appeals to kids’ natural curiosity about themselves and teaches them how animals function. Tickets $16 adults, $13 ages 2-18. Hrs. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, www.cacmuseum.org. 3221 Hamilton Ave.
Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5.50 adults 18+, $5 youths ages 4-17 and 60+, $4.50 per person for groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org. 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Ongoing Grapevine Farmers Indoor Market. Shop local and eat healthy with locally-grown produce and products. The market features a variety of vendors of home decor, collectibles and more. Open Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Town Square Gazebo. Free admission. For more information, 817-527-7446, www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com. 520 S. Main St., #203, Grapevine, TX 76051.
Ongoing “Live at the Noble” is an original Fort Worth Museum of Science and History production and your gateway to the universe. Join their cosmic guides on a journey through space and time as they tour the “Texas Sky Tonight” and the cosmic neighborhood in “Our Solar System.” 817-255-9540, www.fwmsh.org/noble-planetarium-shows. 1600 Gendy St.
Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music into their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.
Every Sunday The Cowtown Opry performs on the steps of the Historic Livestock Exchange Building in the Fort Worth Stockyards celebrating the rich musical legacy of Texas and the American West. Free to the public, 2 p.m. www.cowtownopry.org. 817-366-9675. 131 E. Exchange Ave.
Through Sept. Six Flags Over Texas. Park opens weekends for the fall 2018 season! Shake off the back to school blues and get ready for big thrills and fun in the sun. Park hours vary, see website for details, www.sixflags.com/overtexas/plan-your-visit/park-operating-schedule. Six Flags Over Texas, 2201 Rd. to Six Flags, Arlington, TX 76011.
Through Sept. 29 Oklahoma at Artisan Center Theater. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first musical collaboration remains a beloved favorite. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.
Through Sept. 30 Stage West Theatre presents An Octoroon. Based on a controversial classic, this Obie-Award winning play is part period satire and part meta-theatrical middle finger. It’s a provocative and moving challenge to the racial climate of “the land of the free” in both the antebellum South and today. Contains strong language and adult material. For more information, www.stagewest.org/season. 821/823 W. Vickery Blvd. in Fort Worth.
Through Oct. 7 “The Theatrical Wild West” exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody forever impacted the American imagination with the Wild West shows that he introduced in 1893. Thriving for three decades, Cody’s traveling outdoor entertainments, which spawned numerous imitators and perpetuated a mythology that life in the American West was one of high drama and theatrical spectacle. This exhibition explores how the genre of western entertainments impacted American visual culture, from popular posters and calendars, to fine art drawings, paintings, and sculpture. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Oct. 7 “In Our Own Words” exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This exhibit features a portfolio of 26 vibrantly-colored printed portraits by living artists Daniel Heyman (b. 1963) and Lucy Ganje (b. 1949). The two collaborated in portraying present-day members of North Dakota Indian nations, including those around Standing Rock. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Oct. 20 Grapevine Farmers Market. Eat healthy locally and regionally grown produce from Texas farmers. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/shop-wine-dine/grapevine-markets/. Located at Town Square Gazebo, 325 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Nov. 10 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Mein Shaft. Grab your shovels and watch your step! A millionaire silver miner, John Schmidt, has been murdered and Marshal Jim Courtright must dig for clues to find out who got the shaft. Might Kit, his wife, may be working the mine for her own benefit? Or maybe it was Katherine, the new gentlelady in town with an affinity for rich men and all things silver. Perhaps the eccentric Scotsman, McPhiggis, is aiming for revenge. It’s a safe bet that with a cast of suspects as dangerous as a mine car filled with black powder, trouble is bound to explode! $59.95 per person for entertainment and dinner. For more information, 817-310-5588, www.texasstardinnertheater.com/2018show.php. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Nov. 18 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents the exhibit “Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas.” The evocative power of sculpture seems boundless in the hands of five living women artists whose work fills the Amon Carter’s gallery dedicated to regional artwork. Texas-based artists Celia Eberle, Kana Harada, Sharon Kopriva, Sherry Owens, and Linda Ridgway take the traditions of sculpture in new directions for the 21st century. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Nov. 18 “Fall 2018 Exhibitions” at Arlington Museum of Art. Jolly, by artist Marilyn Jolly, exhibits her collection titled: Big Empty Head. See pieces inspired by the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi, which focuses on the appreciation of beauty that is imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. Fung, by artist Adam Fung, titles his: Nature. This series of paintings offers a variety of paint applications and textures that display his interpretation of the high arctic landscape and sea. For more information, http://arlingtonmuseum.org/upcoming-exhibitions/. 201 W. Main St., Arlington.
Through Jan. 27, 2019 “Hedda Sterne: Printed Variations” at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. From luscious leafy tendrils to stark horizon lines, this exhibition of prints by Hedda Sterne (1910-2011) celebrates the artist’s exquisite variety of formal interests. Although most often associated with a group of artists called the “Irascibles”—avant-garde forerunners of Abstract Expressionism—Sterne defied stylistic categorization. Her aesthetic experimentations fluctuated between organic and geometric, figural and abstract, and painterly and graphic. All share, however, a passionate attention to detail and form. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/hedda-sterne-printed-variations. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Sept. 29, 2019 “Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 34” is at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Amon Carter has commissioned a large scale, site-specific installation of more than eighty miles of multicolored thread by internationally celebrated Mexican born, Dallas based artist Gabriel Dawe. Words cannot do justice to the transformative power of Dawe’s sculptural marvels, which he weaves from thousands of thin strands. They look like frozen light and Technicolor vaporous mist, drawing attention to the majestic architecture and natural light of the museum’s Atrium. Admission free. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
1,2,8,15,22,29 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Preferred box seats $23. Reserved box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
1,7,8,14,15,21,22,28,29 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Preferred box seats $35. Reserved box seats & VIP $25, Gen. Ad. $20, seniors 60+, $14 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
1,2,7,8,9,14,15,16,21,22,23,28,29,30 Free Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion. Performers entertain each night under the stars live for family friendly fun. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and refreshments. No glass bottles please. Showtime 8 p.m. For more information, www.levittpavilionarlington.org/. 100 W. Abram St., Arlington.
6-22 Beau Jest at Artisan Center Second Stage Theater. Lovely Jewish parents asked their charming Jewish daughter to bring home the beau she has been dating for months. But wait! He’s not Jewish – so she hires an actor to play the Jewish boyfriend to please her folks. Problem solved? Absolutely not! Get ready for a quick-witted comedy… Mozel tov! Performance times and prices vary. For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.
7-30 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. September’s showings: 7-9, The Wife; 14-16, The Bookshop; 21-23, Pick of the Litter; 28-30, Blaze. Tickets are $9, $7 for Modern members, $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show is half price. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films/category/Magnolia-at-the-Modern/289. 3200 Darnell St.
14-Oct. 7 9 to 5 The Musical at Theatre Arlington. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story lets three friends, Violet, Judy and Doralee, live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains otherwise engaged, the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, www.theatrearlington.org. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
15,29 Free Yoga in Sundance Square Plaza, every other Saturday. All levels are welcome. Presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA. Class 8:30 a.m. For more information, https://sundancesquare.com/events/. Downtown Fort Worth.
16,30 Dallas Cowboys football at AT&T Stadium! Cowboys vs. New York Giants on the 16th and the Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions on the 30th. www.attstadium.com/events. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
20 Arlington Gives! North Texas Giving Day at Levitt Pavilion. This day of celebration includes food trucks, a showcase of Arlington charities, special grant presentations and your chance to vote for your favorite charity to receive a $10,000 People’s Choice grant donated by the Gene & Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation! Also, a free concert by Grammy-winning legendary blues guitarist, Jimmie Vaughan. Food trucks start at 6 p.m. Concert at 8 p.m. For more information, https://bit.ly/2Pv8sGB. Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St., Arlington.
21 Billy Bob’s Texas-Travis Tritt. Tickets $16, $30 & $35. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
22 “Ben Folds” presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance Hall. Back by popular demand, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ben Folds will join the FWSO for a one-night-only performance featuring fan favorites and more. Book early for this sure-to-sell-out event! For more information and to purchase tickets, www.fwsymphony.org/concerts/concerts.asp?concert=613. 525 Commerce St.
22 Billy Bob’s Texas-KC & The Sunshine Band. Tickets $18, $35 & $50. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
27-29 Oktoberfest Fort Worth at Panther Island Pavilion. Join us for a 3-day German festival so authentic, you’ll forget you’re in Texas. German good, music, dancing, games, biergartens, dachshund races, as well as Spaten and other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country. Admission $5 Thursday, $10 Fri.-Sat. Kids under 12 are free with paying adult. Parking $10. For more information and full festival schedule, www.pantherislandpavilion.com. 395 Purcey St.
28 Billy Bob’s Texas-Chris Knight. Tickets $14 & $18. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
28-30 Cleopatra presented by Texas Ballet Theater at Bass Performance Hall. Experience the mystery, deceit, and romance as the Queen of the Nile comes to power. The incredible choreography and gorgeous stage sets will leave you enthralled as this tragic tale of love and trickery unfolds. Performance times vary. For more information, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
28-Oct. 22 She Loves Me at Runway Theater. This Tony Award-winning show follows the story of two employees in Hungary during the 1930s. Georg Nowack is a senior clerk at a perfumery and a bachelor who finds himself in love with an anonymous pen pal. Unbeknownst to him, his pen pal is none other than Ms. Amalia Balash, an enthusiastic if not unreliable new clerk in his store. While their in-person work relationship teeters between unpleasant and hostile, their romantic relationship unfolds behind the mask of lonely hearts letters, with neither character realizing it is the other with whom they are corresponding. Rated PG. Performances 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Ticket prices $17-$20. For more information, www.runwaytheatre.com. 215 North Dooley St., Grapevine, 76051.
28-Oct. 28 Jubilee Theatre presents Nina Simone: Four Women. This play with music uses some of Nina Simone’s most popular Civil Rights anthems such as “Mississippi Goddam,” “Go Limp,” and “Young, Gifted, and Black,” to look at an artist and the women around her as their journey leads them down a path of discovery and healing. Performance times vary. For tickets and additional information, www.jubileetheatre.org. 506 Main St.
29 “Party on the Porch” at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This popular event returns with more sound, more food, and more Fort Worth! This free evening features live music, with local food trucks, lighting effects on the building, lawn games and a special area reserved for Amon Carter members. Beer and wine will be available for purchase throughout the evening. This year’s headliner is Charley Crockett. Gallery and museum store hours have been extended until 9 p.m. Event begins at 6 p.m. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/calendar/day/2018-09-29. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
29 Billy Bob’s Texas-Granger Smith Tickets $16 & $25. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.