Although the spring semester is finished, life still goes on at TCU in the summer. If you’re in the area, here are seven things you can do in Fort Worth this weekend.
Star Trek Into Darkness
1. This weekend, the highly anticipated sequel to J.J. Abram’s Star Trek comes to theaters. According to IMDB.com, Star Trek Into Darkness is about Captain Kirk and the rest of the Enterprise crew in search of a one-man weapon of mass destruction. The film has currently garnered an 87% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film is showing at Hulen and West 7th Movie Taverns, Starplex and Rave Cinemas at Ridgmar. Click here for showtimes.
Four Day Weekend
2. Need a laugh? Try Four Day Weekend on Friday or Saturday at 7:00 p.m. or 10:30 p.m. The improvisational comedy show stars David Ahearn, David Wilk, Ray Sharp, Oliver Tull, Frank Ford and Joshua Roberts. The event is located in Sundance Square at 312 Houston Street. Admission is $20 per person.
Concerts at Billy Bob’s
3. Another fun option for the weekend would be to attend country music concerts at Billy Bob’s. On Friday night at 10:30, Parmalee brings their bluegrass/southern rock sound to the Honky Tonk Stage. On Saturday night at 10:30, country music artist Tracy Lawrence will be performing. You can buy tickets for either here.
4. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs the popular contata piece May 17-19. You’ve probably heard the classic O Fortuna theme somewhere. See the rest of what Carmina Burana has to offer at Bass Performance Hall this weekend. Tickets can be purchased here and range from $50-$78.
5. Another option this weekend is Arts Goggle. According to WorthGoing.com, Arts Goggle is a family-friendly arts festival that includes live music, artistic displays, food and drinks. The festival is from 4-10 p.m. on Saturday and offers free admission. It will be located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and West Magnolia Avenue.
Food and Baseball
6. The Texas Rangers (26-14) host the Detroit Tigers (22-16) this weekend starting Friday. If you can’t make it to a game and are still looking for a fun place to watch it, try Frankie’s Sports Bar and Grill. They offer $1 pizzas from 5-7 on weekdays and are located in Sundance Square. Watch some baseball and grab a bite to eat.
7. Fringe Art Studio is hosting its opening reception for their new exhibit, Urban Ideologies, on Saturday from 6-9 p.m. The exhibit is by Matt Szal and Carson Sanders and focuses on construction. It runs until June 1, but you can be one of the first to see it this weekend.