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By guruscottyMarch 2, 2022March 7th, 2022No Comments



Details of work by Letitia, left, and Sedrick Huckaby. Image courtesy of Kinfolk House

Kinfolk House

1913 Wallace St., Fort Worth, kinfolkhouse.org

Welcome A historic home built in the early 1900s in Fort Worth’s Polytechnic Heights neighborhood is now open as a collaborative art space thanks to Sedrick and Letitia Huckaby. Once owned by Sedrick’s grandmother, Hallie Beatrice Carpenter (“Big Momma”), the Fort Worth-based painter, known for his large-scale portraits, and his wife, also an artist, bought the wood-frame house in 2010. “Welcome,” the Huckabys’ inaugural exhibit, melds family, tradition and legacy with an homage to Carpenter, who died in 2008. (Her maiden name was Welcome.) More than just an art space — salvaged pews offer seating in a large room — Kinfolk House aims to encourage collaborations among creatives in the fields of dance, theater, sculpture, poetry and more. Opening reception, noon-8 p.m. March 5. Through April 24


Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas

3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., 817-463-4160, brit.org

David Rogers’ Big Bugs Giant critters lurking in the gardens help usher spring into Fort Worth. Rogers uses natural materials — dried branches, green saplings, carved logs — to sculpt massive ants, spiders, bees and more. The exhibit has appeared in botanical gardens throughout the country. This is its first appearance at FWBG. Through June 12

Natural materials make up the bug’s body. Photo courtesy of David Rogers


Three-time barrel racing champion Hailey Kinsel. Photo courtesy of The American Rodeo

AT&T Stadium

1 AT&T Way, Arlington, americanrodeo.com

The American Rodeo More than $3 million awaits the winners in Arlington after 11 days of preliminary rodeo competition at Fort Worth’s Cowtown Coliseum. See the top 10 competitors go all-out to claim the big money in everything from bull riding to team roping. The PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Global Cup kicks off the weekend as five nations and six teams compete. Sunday’s event also includes a concert featuring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. March 5-6


National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

1720 Gendy St., Fort Worth, 817-336-4475, cowgirl.net

1883: The Journey West Check out behind-the-scenes photography taken in and around Fort Worth, wardrobe from the Paramount+ series, plus an authentic wagon, camp setup and beaded items from artist Cathy A. Smith, whose meticulous handiwork has been featured on costumes for the show as well as in popular movies such as Dances with Wolves. The exhibit is a collaboration among the museum, Visit Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Film Commission and 101 Studios, which produces the series. Through March 20

A real wagon is among the artifacts in the 1883 exhibit. Photo courtesy of the Cowgirl Museum


J.R. Bradford portrays Gaston in Circle Theatre’s An Empty Plate. Photo by TayStan Photography

Circle Theatre

230 W. 4th St., Fort Worth, 817-877-3040, circletheatre.com

An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf Victor, the cafe’s owner and lone patron, wants to die of starvation. The staff thinks they can prevent this by preparing a special feast. The catch? Victor is served empty plates and is “fed” incredible descriptions of the food instead. Written by Michael Hollinger, directed by Tim Long. March 10-April 2  

Stage West Theatre

821/823 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-784-9378, stagewest.org

Witch In this regional premiere, a charming young devil arrives in a small town ready to bargain for new souls. His biggest challenge turns out to be a woman accused of being a witch and forced to live on the outskirts of town. The moral of this comedy: Be careful what you wish for. Written by Jen Silverman, directed by Kara-Lynn Vaeni. March 17-April 10 

Casa Mañana

3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, 817-332-2272, casamanana.org

Shrek the Musical The memorable green ogre and his smart-mouthed friend Donkey are just two of the lovable characters in this fairytale adventure. March 18-April 3

Jubilee Theatre

506 Main St., Fort Worth, 817-338-4411, jubileetheatre.org

Over Forty This musical journey into the land of middle age involves four different women who approach getting older with dread and bravado. Written by Celeste B. Walker, directed by D. Wambui Richardson. March 24-April 24


Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Bass Performance Hall, 330 E. 4th St., 817-665-6000, fwsymphony.org

Spirituals and Jazz: Dawson and Gershwin This intriguing program spotlights two of George Gershwin’s most popular 1920s compositions, “Rhapsody in Blue” and “An American in Paris,” along with Black composer William Dawson’s “Folk Symphony,” which made its debut in 1934. Dawson was inspired partly by traditional spirituals, the music he heard as a child growing up in Alabama. Lidiya Yankovskaya conducts. March 11-13

Kenny G The popular saxophonist known for his smooth jazz stylings recently released an album, New Standards, and is back on the road after a long pandemic pause. He performs three shows as part of the symphony’s Pops Series during his Fort Worth run. Stuart Chafetz conducts. March 18-20

Photo courtesy of Kenny G