Compiled by Marilyn Bailey
A look ahead
While the acceptability of gathering in large groups is still a question mark, we are happy to start filling out our calendar for the rest of 2020 and beyond. And for any other anticipated happenings, the word “postponed” is always preferable to “canceled.” Here is a brief list of some of the bigger events that have been rescheduled. Meanwhile, we continue to give thanks for online access to everything from book clubs to living-room concerts to gallery tours. As always, dates are still subject to change.
Charles Schwab Challenge
The PGA Tour restarts in June, and the Fort Worth tournament at Colonial Country Club is first on the schedule. But with one major difference; there will be no on-course spectators. The slimmed-down event, however, will be televised. For more information and updates, visit charlesschwabchallenge.com.
AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour
This annual showcase of local architects’ residential design has moved from this month to August. On the schedule are five inspirational projects, from old-home renovations to well-conceived additions to new houses. Among the projects: a contemporary home with stunning hilltop views near Eagle Mountain Lake, a home built for a couple with a minimalist lifestyle but that doesn’t skimp on design and a Craftsman bungalow with a spacious addition. Find more information at aiafw.org.
Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival
The organizers of the FWFWF were ready to roll out some new events before the pandemic shut down the April event. The four-day fall festival takes place at the Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork (with one event at Whiskey Ranch). Previously scheduled ancillary events such as the Reserve Wine Tasting, Hunt & Gather brunch and special guest dinners will be held at their respective off-site venues. In the meantime, the festival foundation has shifted its focus to a restaurant employee relief fund to provide up to $100,000 in emergency assistance to food service workers. Go to the website, fortworthfoodandwinefestival.com, to donate.
Hidden Gardens of Fort Worth Tour
May 16, 2021
Historic Fort Worth is skipping 2020 and has rescheduled the tour with the same lineup of Westover Hills green spaces for 2021. We took a preview tour and were inspired by the five established gardens, from imaginative hardscaping to calming water features. The event benefits Historic Fort Worth’s preservation mission.
Jan. 18-Feb. 6, 2022
Fans who’ve waited years to see and hear Lin-Manuel Miranda’s popular musical now have a new date to focus on. The highly anticipated June run of the popular Broadway musical at Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall has been pushed to 2022. In the meantime, check out Miranda’s new free digital program, EduHam at Home, for students and families, part of the Hamilton Education Program. Learn more at gilderlehrman.org/programs-and-events/eduham-home