Welcome, Sweet November: Fun in the Fort
November is a great month in Cowtown! The weather is great, and there’s so many things to do. So grab your planner or print this article out, and plan your family’s November!
Through November 7
Dickies Arena is the site of the WTA Finals (Women’s Tennis Association), bringing the eight best singles players and doubles teams from the 2022 WTA season to Fort Worth for the season-ending championship. Competitors include Iga Swiatek, Jessica Pegula, and Coco Gauff.
Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Through January 22
Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography highlights the dynamic ways that Indigenous artists have leveraged their lenses over the past three decades to reclaim representation and affirm their existence, perspectives, and trauma. The exhibition, organized by the Carter, is one of the first major museum surveys to explore this important transition, featuring works by more than 30 Indigenous artists. Through approximately 70 photographs, videos, three-dimensional works, and digital activations, the exhibition forges a mosaic investigation into identity, resistance, and belonging.
Guards at the Taj
Stage West Theatre
Through November 20
India, 1648. Two hapless and lowly Imperial Guards watch from their posts as the sun rises for the first time over the newly completed Taj Mahal. But the morning light brings with it an unthinkable task that will shake the foundations of everything they know to be true. In this deeply moving story, two friends behold the most sublime of wonders and discover the perils of bearing witness to perfection.
Camp Fire First Texas: An Artists’ Christmas Gala
Fort Worth Convention Center Ballroom
Get ready for the 38th annual Camp Fire An Artists’ Christmas – an evening where artists, art lovers and Camp Fire supporters come together to help build a community where every child has equitable access to the quality learning opportunities they need to succeed and thrive in a rapidly changing world.
Cowboys Artists of America 56th Anniversary Exhibition & Sale
Will Rogers Memorial Center
November 4 and 5
Members of the Cowboy Artists of America will, again, bring their amazing western artworks to the Round Up Inn in the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall on November 4 and 5 for their 56th annual exhibition and sale. Approximately 100 pieces exhibited in categories including mixed media, water solubles, drawings, sculptures, and oil will be available for purchase. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, November 4 and Saturday’s activities include artists Q&A panel, a celebrity awards luncheon, and the evening sale complete with food, cocktails, and live music.
An Artful Afternoon with Earline Green and the Fort Worth Opera
Stop by Kinfolk House for an artful afternoon filled with art making, music, and food. Join Kinfolk artist Earline Green in painting bowls she has crafted as part of the Empty Bowls program benefiting the Tarrant County Food Bank. Grab a bite to eat at the food truck and stay for a special performance by Fort Worth Opera Resident Artists: Adia Evans (Soprano), Kaswanna Kayinda (Mezzo Soprano), Nathaniel Catasca (Tenor), and Malcolm Payne Jr. (Baritone).
Fall Japanese Festival
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
November 5 and 6
Plan to attend a family-friendly event in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden with large support from the Fort Worth Japanese Society. Enjoy traditional Japanese dance, taiko drummers, martial arts, sword demonstrations, raku pottery, food trucks, and more in the garden.
9th Annual Bring the Conversation to Light Luncheon
Fort Worth Round Up Inn
Please join The Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation in celebrating our 9th Annual Bring the Conversation to Light Event on November 10, 2022, at 12 p.m. Central. We are once again back in-person with the option to watch the live stream from the comfort of your home or office. With your help, we’ll erase the stigma of depression and suicide, and raise funds for this critical cause. This free, hour-long event will feature dynamic speakers and impactful stories to help us shine a light on suicide and depression.
Lone Star Film Festival
Fort Worth (click here for locations)
The Lone Star Film Festival is the signature event of the Lone Star Film Society. The four-day festival takes place every year in Fort Worth, Texas, and presents some of the most anticipated films of the year. Film screenings will be scheduled from Thursday, November 11 through Sunday, November 14th.
BRAVE/R Together Phoenix Festival
Evans Avenue Plaza
November 11 and 12
The 76104 Phoenix Festival is inspired by a community on the rise, but not through flames, rather it is a celebration of Justice and Joy! Come and enjoy our local artists, DJs, and entertainers as they take the stage to celebrate the rich legacy of Historic Southside, Morningside, and Hillside communities. The event is free. Food tickets for local vendors will be sold on site.
ELF: The Musical
ELF:THE MUSICAL is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
Antinoria Wine Dinner
Join Chef Stefon Rishel and Tre Mogli for a very special evening of amazing food & delicious wine. Do not miss this first chance to enjoy a six-course menu with wine pairings by Antinori Wines.
George Strait with Special Guest Tenille Townes
November 18 and 19
Texas’s own George Strait will play a two-nights-only event in his home state, with back-to-back concerts set for Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Fort Worth’s Dickies Arena. The King of Country Music will be joined by special guest Tenille Townes for both dates.
Fort Worth Zoo’s 30th Anniversary Celebration
Fort Worth Zoo
In 1992, the Fort Worth Zoo reopened under the leadership of the Fort Worth Zoological Association through a public-private partnership with the City of Fort Worth. It was a pivotal moment in the Fort Worth Zoo’s history and launched the 30-year renaissance of the organization, so the Zoo is throwing a party on Saturday, November 19. Spend the day with your favorite animals, enjoy a variety of live musical acts throughout the park, take advantage of photo ops, high five strolling characters, enjoy giveaways (while supplies last) and check out themed animal enrichment activities in habitats across the Zoo.
GM Financial Parade of Lights
Downtown Fort Worth
On Sunday, November 20, 2022, a renewed, live and in-person, GM Financial Parade of Lights comes back to Downtown! It’s a day filled with exciting things to do throughout Downtown, from taking care of your holiday shopping 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.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
November 18 through January 8
Taking place within the 120-acre Fort Worth Botanic Garden and set along a beautifully illuminated walking trail custom-designed for Fort Worth, Lightscape features spectacular artistic installations that come to life after dark with color, imagination, and sound.
An Evening with Barry Corbin
Downtown Cowtown at the Isis
Downtown Cowtown at the Isis is pleased to present a special evening with Emmy-nominated actor and Fort Worth friend Barry Corbin! Mr. Corbin will enchant you during the first act with his razor-sharp wit and wisdom as he recaps 81 years of outrageous, sobering, and utterly true stories from his life and experiences in film, television, and on stage. The show’s second act will allow the audience to participate in a moderated Q&A.
Home for the Holidays with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Come on down to Bass Performance Hall to catch a glimpse of jolly old St. Nick with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as your hometown band delivers another magnificent installment of every family’s favorite holiday tradition, complete with magical snowfall and Christmas carols!