What to Do This Weekend in Fort Worth

Pictured: Poppin

by Sheila Ellis

It may not be another long weekend, but Fort Worth still has plenty to do. Here are our picks for your calendar.

Thursday, May 31

Startup Crawl, 5-9 p.m.
Whether you want to open your own business or just want to be in the know about the up-and-coming startups in the city, buses will be shuttling anyone interested in entrepreneurship to seven local startups around Fort Worth, visiting venues like Common Desk, TECH Fort Worth and WeWork Clearfork. Each location features its own party complete with drinks, food and showcases led by local leaders. Tickets are $10.

Poppin, 8 p.m.-midnight
Enchanted with Tim Burton? Main at South Side is hosting a free pop-up art show all about him. This event will include a set by local DJ Ronnie Heart and vendors selling all the Tim Burton-themed art you can handle.

Pinot Noir Wine Class, 6-8 p.m.
Educate yourself on Pinot Noir at MAX’s Wine Dive. Small bites will accompany five different bottles of wine throughout the night. RSVP for $25.

Hope Lies Within, 7-9 p.m.
Mingle with the community at this art gallery where all proceeds will benefit Hope Contained, an organization that helps support and house those struggling with mental illness. One $20 ticket covers two drinks, food and access to a silent auction.

Friday, June 1

Frida Cookie Decorating Workshop, 7-9 p.m.
Head over to World Blend Coffee, and try your hand at decorating cookies à la Frida Kahlo. One $35 ticket includes six cookies, icing, supplies and recipes to take home.

Plaza Palooza, 1-9 p.m.
Plaza Palooza is back for two days at Sundance Square. Various chalk and visual art will be featured along with the opportunity to watch 16 artists create 3D street pieces. A craft beer pavilion will be open, and artists like Luke Wade and The Roosevelts will provide live music.

Saturday, June 2

Fort Worth Beer Mile, 7-10 p.m.
Call it a run for the most skeptical of couch potatoes. The main goal for competitors is finishing this one-mile run the fastest while drinking a beer every quarter mile. Or, you can just mosey along and drink the local brews whenever you want. The cost is $40 for individuals, and group discounts available.