Tooti's top picks for weekend entertainment

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Being healthy is part of the fun this weekend and tops the 109’s weekend entertainment list.

Pick No. 1 this week is the Great Amazing Race in Fort Worth scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at Trinity Park.

Based on the TV show “The Amazing Race,” teams of two participate in a competitive one-mile trail. The race takes about an hour, according to www.greatamazingrace.com, and waves of teams will start every ten minutes.

Those without partners can be assigned one on race day, and spectators are also welcome.

Greg Benton, the race director, said more than 150 racers are expected to participate.

According the event website, teams will complete challenges located every 200 yards along the trail and can choose the recreation or competitive course. Cost is $40 for early registration and $50 on race day.

Just remember, getting wet and dirty is part of the fun.

The 109's second pick is the Lone Star Film Festival Nov. 8 at Sundance Square.

“Fifteen separate features will be screening on Saturday alone,” said Andrew Young, Lone Star Film Society marketing and membership director.

The first screening, "Winter Sleep," will start at 11 a.m. and the last screening, “6 Bullets To Hell” starts at 10 p.m. Both movies will be screened at AMC Palace 9, according to the Lone Star Film Festival website.

Young said one of the most important films to highlight is American Graffiti, which will screen at 6:30 p.m. at AMC Palace 9. The film will be presented and attended by Candy Clark, a Fort Worth native who was nominated for an Academy Award.

A concert will be open to pass holders and ticket holders at 8:30 p.m. at the Flying Saucer.

The festival provides two ticket options, a festival pass and individual screening tickets, according to the event website. Individual screening tickets cost $10 or $8 for Lone Star Film Society members. This type ticket only provides access to the particular screening for the ticket purchased. The pass is $120 or $90 for Lone Star Film Society members and provides access to all screenings, panels and opening and closing night events.

For more information, visit www.lonestarfilmfestival.com.

The 109’s third pick is “Hitchcock” presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7- 8 and 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Bass Performance Hall. Concertgoers will enjoy chilling scores from Hitchcock’s movies completed by scenes from each film played on Bass Hall’s movie screen, according to www.fwsymphony.org.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra press and publication manager Jessica Vimoche said this is the first year the concert will be performed by the orchestra.

“The concert lasts about two hours with a 20 minute intermission,” she said.

For more information and ticket cost, visit www.fwsymphony.org.

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