What to Do This Weekend in Fort Worth

Pictured: Jenkins2d, The Korova
by Sheila Ellis

There’s an entire weekend to enjoy before Independence Day — don’t miss it. Check out our top picks for your agenda.

Thursday, June 28

Japanese Whisky Dinner, 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Chef Alan Huang from Bon Appétit Management Company is leading this five-course meal at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth after a guided tour of Takashi Murakami’s gallery. Enjoy Japanese-inspired dishes like uni and ricotta cheese tortellini or charred hamachi sashimi, each paired with a complementary Japanese whiskey. Tickets for non-members are $150.

Blooms and Brews, 7-10 p.m.
For $65, you can spend the evening sipping brews (or wine if that’s your style) and learning how to create a flower arrangement at Panther Island Brewing. Katy Tullos from Alice’s Table will be there to guide even the most craft-challenged, as long as you don’t mind getting a little messy.

Saturday, June 30

Warren Cook Film Screening, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Check out local filmmaker Warren Cook’s community-centric films at this free screening at Main Street’s Endeavor Cinema. Reinventing Jude will be around to provide live music (Cook plays guitar for this band), and you can grab some bites from Sushimo Sushi Burritos while you’re at it.

Couples Cook: Summer Lobster Dinner, 5:30-8 p.m.
Show off some mad cooking skills with your sweetheart at this class at Central Market. Help grill some lobster tails with herbed butter, then complete it with two side dishes and a dessert. A ticket for one couple is $150.

Art in the Basement, 7-9 p.m.
Jenkins2d (Johnny Duncan) is the Basement Lounge’s newest guest in its Art in the Basement series. Enjoy some craft cocktails and experience Jenkins2d’s nostalgic, vivid art in the sophisticated ambiance of the lounge. This gallery will be available until July 28, but head over this Saturday evening to catch the reception.

Sunday, July 1

Tour de Fort Worth: Opening Ride, 8-10 a.m.
This free event challenges Fort Worth to cycle 21 miles for 21 days — but if you can’t make all 21 days, at least make time for the opening ride (Mayor Betsy Price is!). The route begins and ends at Joe T. Garcia’s, which will have breakfast tacos and drinks waiting for everyone who completes the course.

MADE Indoor Festival, noon-5 p.m.
Come check out Fort Worth’s stellar talent, conveniently gathered at Stage West for your browsing benefit. This festival will feature live music, poetry, face painting and items such as woven tapestries, stained glass and jewelry from local vendors. You can also fill up on local food and drinks from local stars such as Gus’s Fried Chicken, Stir Crazy Baked Goods and Martin House Brewing.