In January It’s So Nice… to Have FUN IN THE FORT
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We made it around the sun in 2022, and judging by the things going on in Fort Worth during January, 2023 is going to be even better! So bookmark this page to make sure you know what’s happening all month long.
Fort Worthy Symphony Orchestra Presents Classical and Neo-Classical
January 6 and 7
Composer Stacy Garrop’s Spectacle of Light begins with “a single firework illuminates the sky, followed by a massive eruption of light, color, and sound,” according to the composer herself. This concert also kicks off with another burst of color, Prokofiev’s “Classical” symphony, followed by Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and wraps up with Mozart’s cherished Symphony No. 40 in G Minor.
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth Ensemble at the Modern
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
This concert could be titled several ways: Levinson and Family or Levinsons and Friends. Ten years ago, when Gary Levinson became AD for the first concert, he programmed the Trout Quintet by Schubert. He brought his father Eugene Levinson who is the former Principal Bassist for the New York Philharmonic to perform on this immensely popular work. This tradition continues on January 7 when Gary’s father returns to the CMSFW stage to perform the Trout Quintet with Levinson and Friends.
Food Entrepreneurship with Scotty Scott
Fort Worth Public Library – Ella Mae Shamblee Branch
Learn how Fort Worth-based chef, food blogger, and author Scotty Scott has turned a passion for home cooking into a thriving business with lively videos, social media, and now, a popular cookbook, Fix Me a Plate. Scotty will perform a live cooking demonstration, discuss how he built a successful business out of his love of family recipes, and share what’s next for Cook Drank Eat.
Murillo: Second Saturday at the Kimbell with the Orchestra of New Spain
Experience some of Spain’s most distinctive and dynamic performing arts traditions during afternoon events hosted in conjunction with the special exhibition Murillo: From Heaven to Earth before it ends on January 29.
Asleep at the Wheel
Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall
The legendary Asleep at the Wheel will perform at Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall on Saturday, January 14. So dust off your boots and get ready to swing!
Bulls’ Night Out Rodeo Pre-Party
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
The Carter Society invites you to our annual Bulls’ Night Out Rodeo Pre-Party with live music, Heim Barbecue, and craft cocktails by Pop Up Bar! The rodeo pre-party is free for Carter Society members. Rodeo tickets may be purchased for $45 per person. Lasso your tickets before they sell out!
The Lion King
Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s THE LION KING, coming to Bass Performance Hall! Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award®-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.
Updated Southern Classics
Central Market Cooking School
Invest a little time in adding these updated versions of classic Southern dishes to your repertoire. Working with a small team, you’ll poach shrimp in a spicy sauce; fry sweet tea-brined chicken to golden brown; roast vegetables; whip up a lighter version of cheese grits; and create a flaky pie dough for a delicious dessert.
Jamie Hood’s Mesmerica
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Mesmerica is a visual music journey that brings the mesmerizing music of Grammy-nominated composer and percussionist James Hood together with visually-hypnotic, 3D animated art curated from artists around the world, creating an immersive experience designed to transcend time, relax, soothe, and stimulate your mind and senses.
In Her Boots 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk Presented by the Junior League of Fort Worth
Panther Island Pavilion
Please join the Junior League of Fort Worth at Panther Island on Saturday, January 21, 2023, for our inaugural “In Her Boots 5K and 1-Mile Walk.” The 5K is a traditional race suitable for Fort Worth runners, while the 1-Mile Fun Walk will be ideal for anyone and everyone who wishes to celebrate Fort Worth’s western heritage by walking a mile in their favorite pair of Cowboy Boots. You don’t want to miss JLFW’s newest tradition!
Lunar New Year Celebration
Chùa Hương Đạo
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Hoa Dao Lion Dance Association. It will be a full show with lion dance, dragon, sword dance, and much more!
Creating Dish Gardens
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
How can you go from a few small potted plants to a full and pretty dish garden? Well, after this workshop, you will have the knowledge and skills to do just that! Dish gardens are a fun addition to your plant collection. With careful selections and proper care, you can create dish gardens for each season of growth and different locations at your home or office.
Junior Woman’s Club Chili Cookoff
Spice up your January with the JWC’s Chili Cookoff at FORT Brewery! Enjoy live music, a silent auction, and more. Oh, did we mention CHILI? Gird your taste buds and get ready to enjoy!
Will Baffle – Show of Wonders
Downtown Cowtown at the Isis
Will Baffle has been performing for the past 30 years. He claims that the performing bug bit when he was shown a coin trick. Will has toured throughout North America, delighting audiences of all ages. This show is family-friendly!
The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
January 13-February 4
Do we really have to explain this? The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is the jewel in the crown of Fort Worth’s family-friendly events. From the midway to mutton busting, from concerts to calf roping, the FWSSR has it all. We hear it a lot, but really, this thing is TRULY legendary!