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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.-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/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 “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 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. 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.
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 Oct. 22 She Loves Me at Runway Theatre. 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.
Through 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.
Through Oct. 28 Six Flags Over Texas Fright Fest. It’s a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including several haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park. Park hours vary, see website for details, www.sixflags.com/overtexas. Six Flags Over Texas, 2201 Rd. to Six Flags, Arlington, TX 76011.
Through Oct. 31 “Screams” Halloween theme park. Screams® Halloween Theme Park is 5 Haunted Houses and a whole lot more that runs every Friday and Saturday night through Halloween. Adults $35 at the gate (includes all 5 haunted houses, live entertainment and Scary-Oke). Plus, visitors may go through the haunted houses as many times as they like (as the crowds will allow). This is a top 10 pick for Halloween Spooktacular Fun by www.TopFor.com; rated as the best Haunted Theme Park – “A 10 out of 10” by Texas Haunts. For more information and to buy tickets, www.screamspark.com/, 972-938-3247. 2511 FM 66, Waxahachie, TX 75164.
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. 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. 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.
2,9 Free Sunset Yoga in Sundance Square Plaza. All levels are welcome. Presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA. For more information, https://sundancesquare.com/events/. Downtown Fort Worth.
2,9,16,23,30 “CxTopia” Fort Worth Cyclocross at Panther Island Pavilion. Cyclocross is a cross between road racing and mountain biking. Competitors race laps around a course featuring a variety of surfaces; pavement, grass, sand, gravel, dirt, etc., while negotiating a number of obstacles that may require them to perform bicycle dismounts and remounts. Beginning in the fall and running through the winter months, Cyclocross used to be mostly popular for off-season training, but has become a very popular sport in its own right. Races are very exciting to watch because they consist of adrenalin-filled laps around short courses–typically less than two miles in length. For more information, www.pantherislandpavilion.com. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.
5,6,7,13 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.
5-21 The Big Bad Musical at Casa Mañana Theater. A courtroom has never been livelier than in the smart and wickedly funny The Big Bad Musical! The audience is the jury, and you must decide the outcome of the biggest trial ever in the fairy-tale world! Performance times and ticket prices vary. For information, 817-332-2272, www.casamanana.org. 3101 West Lancaster.
5,6,12,13,19,20,26,27 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.
5-29 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. October’s showings: 5-7, Kusama; 12-14, Juliet, Naked; 26-29, The Happy Prince. 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.
5-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.
6,13,20 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.
6-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.
7-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.
7-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.
12 “Science on Tap” at The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Come for the fun, stay for the boos! Join us for a hauntingly fun night full of spooky science and Haunted History! Session 7-10 p.m. Tickets available online, www.fwmuseum.org/exhibit/science-on-tap/. 1600 Gendy St.
12 Billy Bob’s Texas-Green River Ordinance. Tickets $14 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
12-14 “Super Diamond”– A Tribute to Neil Diamond presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance Hall. Experience Neil Diamond as Super Diamond joins the Fort Worth Symphony Pops for a glittering performance of his power ballads and up-tempo hits, delivered with unrestrained enthusiasm! For more information and to purchase tickets, 817-665-6000. www.fwsymphony.org/concerts/upcoming.asp. 525 Commerce St.
12-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.
12-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.
13 “Grow Fall Festival” at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Explore the backyard veggie garden, plant seeds, and discover why pumpkins are so much more than just jack-o-lanterns. Games, pumpkin painting, photo booth, story time, and more! Event 1-4 p.m. No registration required. For more information, www.fwbg.org/events/2018/10/13/grow-fall-festival. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
13 The Oak Ridge Boys Shine the Light Tour at Arlington Music Hall. Enjoy one of the most distinctive and recognizable bands in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country music hits and a Number One tune. They boast a range of awards including Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and more. Performance 7:30 p.m. Tickets $29-$169. For more information and to purchase tickets, www.arlingtonmusichall.net/. 224 N. Center St., Arlington, TX 76011.
13 Barenaked Ladies at Levitt Pavilion. With their senses of humor fully intact, the Toronto-based Barenaked Ladies offer up a harmony-rich hybrid of folk and pop/rock mixed with clever lyrics. This concert is the only Levitt concert this year that requires a ticket purchase. VIP $185, Gen. Ad. $40. For the Barenaked Ladies concert, chairs will be provided at the pavilion, and concessions will be sold. Concertgoers are asked not to bring chairs, coolers, drinks, food or pets to the paid-ticket concert. Showtime 9 p.m. For more information, 817-543-4308, www.levittpavilionarlington.org/. 100 W. Abram St., Arlington.
13 Billy Bob’s Texas-Aaron Lewis. Tickets $18, $35 & $45. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
14-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.
18-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 Street in Sundance Square.
19 “Nash Farm Barn Dance” in Grapevine. Swing your partner round and round at this year’s Barn Dance at Nash Farm in Grapevine. This fun filled event will feature a live band with a caller, a special fried chicken dinner and a pie auction to boot. Event 6:30 p.m. Admission $20. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/event/nash-farm-barn-dance/20737/. 325 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
19 Billy Bob’s Texas-Jon Wolfe. Tickets $14 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
19-20 The Illusionists presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth at Bass Performance Hall. This show has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. For more information and to purchase tickets, 817-665-6000, www.basshall.com/. 525 Commerce St.
19-28 The Adventures of Nate the Great at Theatre Arlington. With his faithful dog, Sludge, and his friends, he solves important cases, always remembering to leave a note for his mother and wear his galoshes! It’s the Our Gang comedies meet Raymond Chandler. It’s a spoof of “B” movie mysteries. It’s a perspective of a child’s vision of life’s everyday mysteries—when past, present and future all combine to create a wonderful Now. Appropriate for ages 3 and up. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, www.theatrearlington.org. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
20 “ArtsGoggle 2018.” Fort Worth’s Near Southside will transform its streets, sidewalks and businesses into a one-day art experience like no other. ArtsGoggle is a popular festival of local arts in Fort Worth’s Near Southside, an eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism. This family-friendly event attracts a crowd as diverse as the neighborhood itself with live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone. This year’s ArtsGoggle features 800+ artists and 50+ bands for free fun. Events 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Free admission. For more information, www.nearsouthsidefw.org/events/artsgoggle-saturday-october-20-2018. Along Park Place Ave.
20 Billy Bob’s Texas-Sara Evans. Tickets $18, $35 & $40. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
20,21,27,28 Brick-O-Treat at Legoland Discovery Center in Grapevine Texas. See the pumpkin patch made entirely of Lego bricks with a giant pumpkin and more. Scare-venger hunts and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can build your own pumpkin to add to the patch and get a special Halloween themed Lego brick! $22 for 3 and up, free for kids 2 and under. For more information and hours, https://dallasfw.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/. 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, TX 76051.
26 Billy Bob’s Texas-Gary P. Nunn. Tickets $14 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
26-28 Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival 2018 in the Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District. This western heritage event has been voted “Best Gathering and Best Family Event” by the readers of American Cowboy Magazine. Ticket prices for adults and children. For purchase online, go to www.stockyardsrodeo.com or call 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave
26-28 Daphnis et Chloé presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance Hall. Bask in the warmth of Brahms’ melodic genius when Alessio Bax returns to the FWSO to perform the majestic Piano Concerto No. 2. Delight in selections from the sumptuous second suite from Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé – a flawless gem of Impressionistic art. For more information and to purchase tickets, 817-665-6000. www.fwsymphony.org/concerts/upcoming.asp. 525 Commerce St.
26-28 “Boo at the Zoo” at the Fort Worth Zoo – The family-friendly celebration is back skipping the tricks and offering plenty of treats for animal lovers. Treat stations, Halloween themed enrichment activities, and a pumpkin patch. Free with admission. Adults 13+ $14, seniors 65+ $10, and children 3-12 $10, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Hrs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. For more information 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
27 Grapevine Rails: “Witches Brew Express” in Grapevine. Scare up some fun on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Witches Brew Train. The $35 tickets includes 2 craft brews, with additional brews available for purchase, heavy hors d’oeuvres, souvenir mug and special entertainment. Costumes not required, but strongly encouraged. Adults 21 and older. Train departs at 7 p.m. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad/events/witches-brew/. 636 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
27 Lone Star Murder Mystery Dinner in the 81 Club at Billy Bob’s Texas. Take a lighthearted trip back to the Wild West where laughs fly like bullets and hilarity is the law of the land. The evening includes an award-winning comedy murder mystery and a chef prepared deluxe gourmet buffet. $60 per person. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m., www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
27 Billy Bob’s Texas-Eli Young Band. Tickets $20, $30 & $40. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
27-28 The 13th Annual Saints and Sinners Tour is presented by the North Fort Worth Historical Society at Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Grand Ave., Fort Worth. Walk under the oaks to listen as famous and infamous characters of early Fort Worth tell the stories of their lives and times. Walking tours are 1 & 3:30 p.m. Pay at the gate. Adults $10 & Students/Children $5. For more information, call 817-625-5082 or visit www.stockyardsmuseum.org.