Poor little February. It’s short and the weather swings wildly between ice and heat. It’s the month that people forget or give up on their New Year’s resolutions.
Sure, February is short. Yes, the weather could be better. True, some people give up on resolutions. But that doesn’t mean that February is no fun! February is jam-packed full of great things to do with your family in the Fort, so bookmark this page to refer to all month long.
Forth Stock Show and Rodeo
Through Feb. 3
While the FWSSR has been going on since January 12, they always save the best for last! The Rodeo semi-finals and finals are this weekend, and the Jr. Sale of Champions, too. There’s still music to be danced to and ride to ride, so get ready for one last weekend of fun!
Artemesia by Lauren Gunderson
Artemisia Gentileschi was the most celebrated female painter of the 17th century, yet her name was all but lost for centuries. Attacked at just seventeen, publicly shamed and tortured to prove her truth, Gentileschi continues to fight for her art and the freedom to make it on her own terms. Gunderson’s Artemisia is a work of humor and warmth which celebrates the courage, artistry, and humanity of a woman who attacked the glass ceiling with every brush stroke. WARNING: This play contains adult language and situations. Be advised.
Bread & Gravy: The Songs and Life of Ethel Waters
Feb. 2 – March 3
Explore the captivating journey of Ethel Waters, the legendary singer and actress, in this biographical production. Delve into her humble beginnings, navigate alongside her entry into show business, and witness her extraordinary ascent to stardom. Be part of the compelling narrative that unfolds the life of Ethel Waters, a trailblazing figure who became one of the first African American women to achieve unparalleled success both on Broadway and in Hollywood.
Instructions for a Séance by Katie Bender
Take your seat at Katie Bender’s “DIY séance party”, as she attempts night after night to escape her own life by summoning the spirit of master escapologist Harry Houdini. This theatrical experiment, first workshopped at The Playwrights Center and The Alley All New Festival, transforms Bender’s mesmerizing personal journey into a collective experience that asks the audience: what are you trying to escape? Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this unpredictable theatrical event, where reality and illusion converge in a gripping exploration of the human experience.
Toddler Studio: Yes and No
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Yes, no, maybe so! This morning is all about making choices. Join us for a fun-filled morning of toddler-friendly sensory fun, inspired by Carter artworks that spark questions. Join us each month for Toddler Studio, our free program for toddlers ages 2 to 3 and their families.
TINA: The Tina Turner Musical
Bass Performance Hall
An uplifting comeback story like no other, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll. Set to the pulse-pounding soundtrack of her most beloved hits, this electrifying sensation will send you soaring to the rafters. Audience Recommendation: TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is recommended for ages 14 and up. This production includes loud music, strobe lighting, haze, gun shots, scenes depicting domestic violence and strong language.
Fort Worth Zoo’s Annual Galentines Party
Fort Worth Zoo
Grab your girls and have a wild night out at the Fort Worth Zoo’s annual Galentine’s Party! Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and dessert buffet, and mix and mingle with the Zoo’s outreach animals and leave with your very own adoption package, supporting the care and feeding of the Zoo’s animals.
SiNaCa Studios Open Studio Night
If you’ve ever wondered how glass artists make beautiful glass works, this is your chance to see them working in the studio! Please note that this is a demonstration only, you can stop by anytime during the timeframe (come and go), and registration will allow you to receive an email reminder about the event. This event is free and open to the public, so be sure to stop by and watch in-person, Friday night! Grab a seat and hang out with your friends and family as our featured artists demonstrate their process in our hot glassblowing studio. We are featuring Ryan Kepler & Kayla Ohlmer for this demonstration night.
Disney Princesses: The Concert
Feb. 9 & 10
Will Rogers Auditorium
For generations, the music of Disney’s princesses has been the soundtrack to our lives. Now, these beloved songs come alive on stage with a host of acclaimed Broadway and television stars in Disney Princess – The Concert! Your every dream will come true as a symphony orchestra and larger-than-life animation immerse the audience in pure Disney magic, while these powerhouse talents sing your favorite princess, hero and (yes!) villain songs, and share behind-the-scenes stories from their time on the stage and screen. We invite you to relive your VHS glory days, dress up in your favorite royal attire, and share the joy of Disney with your loved ones at this internationally acclaimed concert experience. Be part of our world at Disney Princess – The Concert! This production features Broadway performers appearing as themselves. Costumed Disney characters do not appear at this event.
Lunar New Year Celebration
The Kimbell Art Museum
Ring in the year of the dragon at this happy hour event co-hosted by the Kimbell and Fort Worth Sister Cities International. Highlights will include traditional Chinese music performed by the Dallas Guzheng Association, new year couplet artmaking, and an Asian art-themed scavenger hunt. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Valentine’s PopUp Featuring NTX Wildlife Center
Come one, come all for a special Valentine’s Themed PopUp market at The Cicada in Fort Worth! Wandering Roots Markets hosts local vendors offering handmade gifts, goodies & sweets for you to grab for yourself, your Galentine or your Valentine before the big day. Our special guest, NTX Wildlife Center will join us for the entirety of the event, presenting a “Hissing Booth” photo opportunity with some beautiful wildlife rescues from their organization. Photos are free (BYOCamera), but donations to benefit their tireless work are very much appreciated! This event is indoors and there will be a food truck – so come hungry to support! Both adult and NA drinks are available at the bar, and all ages are welcome. *The Cicada is always pet-friendly; however, for this event we ask you leave your beloved balls of furr at home as not to add stress to the wildlife*
College Night at the Carter
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Free food. Free art. Free tunes. Calling all DFW college students! Enjoy an exclusive evening with free food and tunes for college and graduate students. Listen to music in the galleries, make some art, and get inspired by the Carter’s collection.
Exit, Pursued by a Bear by Lauren Gunderson
Feb. 15-17 and 23-25
Ashley H. White, the Artistic Director of Fort Worth’s Circle Theatre, will serve as guest director for Theatre Wesleyan’s production of the Lauren Gunderson play, Exit, Pursued By A Bear. In Exit, Pursued By A Bear, Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of her friend Simon (acting as her emotional – and actual – cheerleader) and a dancer named Sweetheart, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenact scenes from their painful past. In the pièce de résistance, they plan to cover the room in meat and honey so Kyle will be mauled by a bear. This dark revenge comedy is a night of emotional trials and ridiculous theatrics.
Cirque du Soleil: Crystal
Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL, explores a brand new creative territory for the first time in the company’s 39-year history. This unique production pushes boundaries of the circus arts by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination. In Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL, acrobats and skaters perform on the ice and in the air, seamlessly combining multiple disciplines for a world class audience experience. Synchronized skating, freestyles figures, and extreme skating are featured alongside traditional circus disciplines such as swinging trapeze, aerial straps, and hand to hand.
Stolen Shakespeare Festival Featuring Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing
Feb. 16 – March 10
Arts Fort Worth in the Sanders Theater
Star-crossed lovers or wittily warring lovers? Why not both? Love is in the air in 2024’s Stolen Shakespeare Festival. Come see Benedick and Beatrice verbally spar while Romeo and Juliet long for each other. Romantic comedy versus heartbreaking tragedy. Why choose? Come see both!
FWSO’s Gala Concert Featuring Renée Fleming and Rod Gilfry
Bass Performance Hall
She’s a four-time GRAMMY Award-winning soprano and a regular at both the Metropolitan Opera House as well as Broadway. He’s one of the world’s leading baritones, with regular operatic and concert engagements all over the world. Superstar Renée Fleming, who has recently become an outspoken advocate for the impact of music on health, is returning to Fort Worth to perform with the inimitable Rod Gilfry in a one-night-only performance of some of Broadway’s greatest hits. Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano leads the orchestra in a program featuring the likes of “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific, “Til There Was You” from The Music Man, “Climb Every Mountain” from The Sound of Music and more.
How to Grow Microgreens
Fort Worth Botanic Garden – BRIT Building
Looking for an easy and fast-growing crop you can grow in your own kitchen? Look no further than this introduction to microgreens, which are often ready to harvest in less than two weeks! You will discover the benefits and important details of properly caring for these tasty treats from seed to harvest. After an in-depth preview of what to expect day-to-day from your first at-home crop, you will sample several tasty varieties, then prepare a batch of your favorite to take home. After class, explore the Gardens at your leisure; registration includes Garden admission for the day.
Ballet Frontier Presents Romeo & Juliet
I.M. Terrell Performing Arts Center
A heartbreaking tale of young love and loss set to one of ballet’s favorite scores. Ballet Frontier’s world-premiere of Romeo & Juliet choreographed by Artistic Director Chung Lin Tseng to Sergei Prokofiev’s iconic score, is a classic adaptation of the familiar story that routinely brings the audience to tears.
Paint, Pints, and Music
Join Art:30tx at Funky Picnic for a unique painting class featuring live music! Feel free to customize your artwork however you would like. There is no such thing as a mistake, just create! We take you through the entire process of painting your own masterpiece from start to finish. We supply everything you’ll need including canvas, paint, apron, paint brushes, and expert fun instruction! No experience necessary!
Oscar-Nominated Short Films
Feb. 23 – March 3
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
For the 19th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. Two categories are offered at the Modern: Animated and Live Action. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 10th.
Kimbell Kids Drop-in Studio
The Kimbell Art Museum
Circles, triangles, squares, oh my! Explore how artists use shapes and then experiment with printmaking techniques to create your own artwork. This free program introduces children (ages 12 and younger) and their adult companions to fun ways to enjoy art through gallery explorations and related studio-art projects.
45th Running of the Cowtown Marathon
Running or cheering, the Cowtown Marathon is one of Fort Worth’s premier events. With races for all ages and abilities, the Cowtown is the largest multi-race event in Texas!