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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 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, open 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 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.-4 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 Backyard Wilderness, Dolphins, Dinosaurs Alive!, National Parks Adventure and Coco. Gen. Ad. $8 adults, $7 juniors 2-12, $7 seniors 65+. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/exhibit/omni-theater. 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 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 Nov. 3 Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. at Artisan Center Children’s Theater. Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Winning this delicious prize is serious business, and it isn’t always sweet to see what children will do to nab the guided tour and the lifetime supply of candy. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.
Through Nov. 3 Cats at Artisan Center Theater. The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year—the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.
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, 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. 12 Stage West Theatre presents Life Sucks. Life is, like, really hard. It’s tough being the gorgeous woman desired by all but understood by none. Or the homely girl with a heart of gold. Or the middle-aged man insightful enough to see the cavernous depth of his own failings. A quirky and deeply human new installment in the Chekhov cycle from the playwright of Stupid F*cking Bird. Enjoy all the delight and charm that love and longing can inspire. Contains strong language and adult material. For more information, www.stagewest.org/season. 821/823 W. Vickery Blvd. in Fort Worth.
Through Nov. 17 Men on Boats at Circle Theatre. Ten volunteers chart the course of the Colorado River in Jaclyn Backhaus’ off-the-wall comedy, Men on Boats. With a one-armed captain and a loyal crew, follow the true(ish) story of the 1869 Grand Canyon Expedition. Will they survive the wild rapids to change the course of history? Adult language and subject matter. Ticket prices, performance dates and times vary. For information, 817-877-3040, www.circletheatre.com. 230 West Fourth St. in Sundance Square.
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. 6, 2019 “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.
Through Jan. 6, 2019 “Balenciaga in Black” at the Kimbell Art Museum. From his first runway collection in 1937 through the closure of his Paris salon in 1968, Cristóbal Balenciaga’s clients were among the most influential trendsetters of the day. The carefully selected costumes and accessories, all made by hand in the haute-couture ateliers of this fashion genius, share one major feature: they are all black. The 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, 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Jan. 6, 2019 “Goya in Black and White” at the Kimbell Art Museum. This exhibition will showcase more than 75 of Francisco de Goya’s paramount works on paper from the unparalleled collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Free admission. 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, 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
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 Jan. 27, 2019 “Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera” exhibit at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. This exhibition will showcase the artist’s photographs spanning the last four decades, from 1976 to the present, a small selection of sculpture, and two films. Tickets adults $16, 60+, military & first responders $12, students $10, under 18 free. Half-price on Sun. & free on Fri. Hrs. Tues. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Wed., Thurs., Sat., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org/exhibitions/upcoming. 3200 Darnell St.
Through May 26, 2019 Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents “From Remington to O’Keeffe: The Carter’s Greatest Hits.” The Amon Carter Museum has acquired one of the world’s finest collections of American paintings, photographs, sculpture, and works on paper. Key selections from the collection—from epic landscape and western paintings, elegant still lifes, and singular representations of war and exploration, to unparalleled modernist sculptures and abstractions—are featured in an exciting presentation that reveals the singularity of the Amon Carter collection. Free admission. 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 Sept. 8, 2019 “Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East” at the Sid Richardson Museum. This exhibition features paintings and artifacts on loan from the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, New York, as well as archival items from the St. Lawrence University Special Collections Library in Canton, New York. The paintings, letters, photographs, sketches, and diary entries take visitors far from Remington’s West to introduce them to the artist’s circle of Eastern friends, and to his beloved North Country. Open daily, the museum offers free admission and docent-guided tours every Tuesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. For hours and a calendar of special events and programs, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 309 Main St.
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.
1,3 “The Music of Harry Potter” presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance Hall. This wildly popular program is coming back to bring you the melodic magic of the Harry Potter film franchise. For more information and to purchase tickets, 817-665-6000. www.fwsymphony.org/concerts/upcoming.asp. 525 Commerce St.
1-4 AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The 8th race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup has never meant more than it does now. The first 30,000 fans in attendance will receive a Kurt Busch bobble-head presented by State Water Heaters. Ticket packages available online. For more information, https://bit.ly/2PdjkLV. 3545 Lone Star Cir.
2 Billy Bob’s Texas-Ben and Noel Haggard. Tickets $14 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
2-3 “Día De Los Muertos Celebration 2018” is a very happy and festive holiday celebrating the lives of people they love who have passed on. The event kicks off with a drum and puppet procession from Marine Park to the Rose Marine Theater Plaza that shuts down North Main St., diverting traffic as people painted as calavera’s and catarina’s take to the streets in a high energy ½ mile procession past the historic Rose Marine Theater and into Fort Worth’s Mercado Plaza. Enjoy music, dancing, face painting, food, drinks, and pan de muerto! Artists and crafts people will sell fine and folk art with plenty of booths for children’s activities. Fri. 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sat. 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. For more information, https://bit.ly/2EGOU0t. 1440 N. Main St.
2-25 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. November’s showings: 2-4, Tea with the Dames; 9-18, Colette; 23-25, Maria by Callas. 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.
2,3,9,10,16,17,23,24,30 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.
3 “Wynonna and the Big Noise” at Arlington Music Hall. Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums worldwide spanning her remarkable career. Performance 7:30 p.m. Tickets $39-$139. For more information and tickets, www.arlingtonmusichall.net. 224 N. Center St., Arlington, TX 76011.
3 Billy Bob’s Texas-Parker McCollum. Tickets $18 & $28. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
3-4 “A Festival of Mischief” at Panther Island Pavilion. Get out your wands, cloaks and brooms and get ready for an enchanted time! Come seek a magical wand, sip Butterscotch Beer, shop at Magical Alley, and enjoy magical creature scavenger hunts. Attendees can also do some wand dueling, see strolling characters, catch photo ops, play a round or two of magical games on brooms, and participate in the costume contest. Meet our LIVE OWLS! For more information, www.pantherislandpavilion.com. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.
3-11 Next to Normal at Casa Mañana Theater. Winner of three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical Score, and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, is an unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. With an energetic pop/rock score, this is an emotional powerhouse that will take you into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart. Mature audiences only. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For information, 817-332-2272, www.casamanana.org. 3101 West Lancaster.
3,10,17,23,24 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.
5 Dwight Yoakam presented by UNT Health Science Center. Please join UNT Health Science Center for a special evening featuring legendary artist Dwight Yoakam. In its 6th year, the annual Legends Concert Series is UNTHSC’s signature fundraising event. Since the inaugural Legends event in 2013, more than $1 million has been raised to support the institution’s patient-centered education, ground-breaking research and outstanding clinical care. This year, proceeds will provide student scholarships for UNT Health Science Center’s talented health care and research leaders of tomorrow. Performance 7:30 p.m. For more information, 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
5,22,29 Dallas Cowboys football at AT&T Stadium! 5:Cowboys vs. Titans, 22:Cowboys vs. Redskins, 29:Cowboys vs. Saints. For more information, www.attstadium.com/events. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
7 Richard Marx at Arlington Music Hall. As a performer, songwriter and producer, Marx’s nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable highlights. Performance 8 p.m. Tickets $34-$169. For more information, www.arlingtonmusichall.net. 224 N. Center St., Arlington, TX 76011.
8-18 The Magical City of Oz at Theatre Arlington. This charming adaptation of the classic story, The Wizard of Oz, has all the characters you love and a few new ones that will make you laugh. A fun-filled production by adult actors with participation by the children in the audience! Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, www.theatrearlington.org. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
9 Billy Bob’s Texas-Bryan White and Wade Hayes. Tickets $16 & $22. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
9-11 “Appalachian Spring” presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance Hall. Enjoy a program of music inspired by dance! Experience Liszt’s lively Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Márquez’s vivacious Danzón No. 2, and Copland’s iconic Appalachian Spring. Plus, FWSO Principal Oboist Jennifer Corning Lucio takes center stage for a performance of Strauss’ intricate Oboe Concerto. For more information and to purchase tickets, 817-665-6000. www.fwsymphony.org/concerts/upcoming.asp. 525 Commerce St.
9-Jan. 1, 2019 “ICE! and Lone Star Christmas” at The Gaylord Texan Resort. Christmas is back and better than ever at Grapevine’s Gaylord Texan Resort. With 2 million twinkling lights, 15,000 ornaments, an amazing 54-foot-tall Christmas tree, an 8-foot-tall gingerbread house, Santa’s Wild Workshop Snow Tubing, Cookies and Milk with Mrs. Claus and ICE! carved from more than 2 million pounds of ice. Check out the special bonus area – a LIVE ice carving zone. Watch a masterful ice carver create amazing sculptures before your eyes. This is fun for the whole family and is part of a Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan Resort. For more information and tickets, https://bit.ly/2q2Qdg0. The Gaylord Texan Resort, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051.
10 “Pumpkins and Pancakes” at the Fort Worth Zoo. Enjoy an early Zoo opening, pumpkin-and-fall-themed animal enrichment and free train and carousel rides! For Zoo Members only. Tickets for an optional hot pancake breakfast are available for purchase. Hrs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. For more information, 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
10 Veterans Day Parade in Sundance Square Plaza. The annual Veterans Day Parade honors America’s veterans and their service. Marching Bands, Active Duty Units, National Guard, Reserve Forces, ROTC Units, Veterans Groups, Colorful Floats and World War II Combat Vehicles. Parade begins 11 a.m. on N. Main St. For more information, www.sundancesquare.com. Downtown Fort Worth.
10 Billy Bob’s Texas-Billy F. Gibbons. Tickets $20, $40 & $50. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
11,17,22 Marathons, Walks, and Fun Runs in November at Panther Island Pavilion. 3 Events for the active family or runner this month so sign up now! 11: Fort Worth Marathon; 17: Pumpkin Spice 5K, 10K & 15K; 22: Thanksgiving Day Run 5K, 10K & half marathon 2018. For more information, www.pantherislandpavilion.com. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.
13 “Docent Tours of the Japanese Garden” at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Take part in a docent lead tour of the Japanese Garden. Docents wait in the courtyard of the Japanese Garden. No reservations are necessary. Event 10 a.m. For more information, https://bit.ly/2yuGQdA. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
15-18 Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth at Bass Performance Hall. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Performance 7:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. For more information, 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
16,17 Billy Bob’s Texas-Willie Nelson and Family. Tickets $24.50, $64.50 & $104.50. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
16-Dec. 22 Meet me in St. Louis at Artisan Center Theater. It is the summer of 1903, and the Smith family eagerly anticipates the opening of the 1904 World’s Fair. Over the course of a year, the family’s mutual respect, tempered with good-natured humor, helps them through romance, opportunity, and heartbreaks. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.
16-Dec. 31 Six Flags Over Texas Holiday in the Park. Have yourself a merry little Christmas as Six Flags Over Texas transforms into a winter wonderland. Thrilling rides, holiday shows, delicious hot cocoa and over a million twinkling lights await guests looking to get into the magical, holiday spirit. Our breathtaking winter wonderland features a variety of delightful and interactive activities to help capture the holiday spirit. Park hours vary, see website for details, www.sixflags.com/overtexas. Six Flags Over Texas, 2201 Rd. to Six Flags, Arlington, TX 76011.
17-Dec. 22 Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas at Artisan Center Children’s Theater. Fancy Nancy is a young girl with a larger than life personality, who adores all things fancy…and what could be fancier than Christmas? She can’t wait to decorate the Christmas tree. But when things don’t turn out the way she intended, will Christmas still be splendiferous? Performance times and prices vary. For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.
18 GM Financial Parade of Lights in Sundance Square Plaza and Lighting Ceremony. It’s a day filled with exciting things to do throughout Downtown, from taking care of your holiday shopping in Sundance Square to dining out in some of the finest restaurants in Fort Worth, all while enjoying the holiday spirit of the country’s top holiday parade. The Parade of Lights begins at 6 p.m. at the intersection of Weatherford St. and Throckmorton St. For more information, www.fortworthparadeoflights.org. Downtown Fort Worth.
19 Carol of Lights in Grapevine Town Square. The event features live performances, dazzling dance numbers and breathtaking fireworks, sure to get the entire family in the Christmas spirit. Arrive early to take pictures with reindeer, create seasonal crafts and savor tasty food. This year, WFAA’s morning show hosts, Kara Sewell and Ron Corning, will emcee the Rockefeller Center-themed show and entertain the crowd as Mayor William D. Tate “flips the switch” on the Christmas Capital of Texas. Starts at 3 p.m. for family-friendly activities and the street lighting at 7 p.m. Free Admission. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas. 325 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
22 Billy Bob’s Texas-Los Aguilares. Tickets $25, $30 & $40. Performance 7 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
23 Billy Bob’s Texas-Turnpike Troubadours. Tickets $25 & $35. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
23-25 “Home for the Holidays” presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance Hall. Let the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra help you to usher in the holiday season! For more information and to purchase tickets, 817-665-6000. www.fwsymphony.org/concerts/upcoming.asp. 525 Commerce St.
23-Dec. 23 Jubilee Theatre presents The First Noel. This memory musical flashes us back to Harlem in 1985 and follows the story of Noel as a child and her desire for Christmas in a house where holiday joy has been unwelcome for years. The sounds of today combine with the holiday nostalgia of yesterday, creating Jubilee’s answer to the perennial Holiday classic. Performance times vary. For tickets and additional information, www.jubileetheatre.org. 506 Main St.
23-Dec. 23 Texas Christkindl Market. Celebrate the season “German style” with shopping, great food, and lots of fun for everyone. Inspired by a cherished German tradition, this family-friendly market features a unique shopping experience for holiday gifts, decorations, and one-of-a-kind finds. Free admission. For more information, www.txchristkindlmarket.com. Texas Live! 1650 E. Randol Mill Rd., Arlington, TX 76011.
23-Dec. 30 “ENCHANT: A World of Christmas Wonder Awaits.” Enchant features more than 2 acres of lighted Christmas Mazes and amazing displays while incorporating a seasonal favorite…shopping! Live entertainment and fun for the whole family, this is the brightest Christmas event in North Texas! For more information or to purchase tickets, www.enchantchristmas.com/arlington. Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX.
24 Shootout at AT&T Stadium. The annual matchup between Texas Tech and Baylor returns to AT&T Stadium. Tickets are on sale now at www.Ticketmaster.com. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
24 Billy Bob’s Texas-Chris Janson. Tickets $18 & $35. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
30-Dec. 17 The Game’s Afoot (Or Holmes for the Holidays) at Runway Theater. It’s December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry and murder. Rated PG-13. 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.