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Great art gives us new ways to look at complicated topics, and An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain does just that. Now on view at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, this nationally touring exhibition presents the first comprehensive survey of the work of celebrated photographer An-My Lê. Featuring more almost eighty photographs covering twenty-five years of the artist’s career, the exhibition provides unprecedented insight into her subtle, evocative images that explore the complexity of American history and conflict. Lê has spent decades exploring the edges of war and recording these landscapes of conflict in beautiful, classically composed photographs. Born in Saigon

An-My Lê (b. 1960), Rescue, 1999-2002, gelatin silver print, © An-My Lê. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, Paris, and London

during the Vietnam War, she vividly remembers the sights, sounds, and smells of growing up in a warzone. She and her family were eventually evacuated by the U.S. military in 1975, but it would take another 20 years for Lê to return to her

An-My Lê (b. 1960), Untitled, Hanoi, 1995, gelatin silver print, © An-My Lê. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, Paris, and London

homeland, this time with a large-format camera in tow. The exhibition presents selections from five of Lê’s major series, beginning with “Viêt Nam” (1994-98), which explores the lasting effects of the Vietnam War on the country of her birth, addressing both her memories of the country and its reality decades later. Having examined the war abroad, she came back to consider its legacy at home in the series, “Small Wars” (19992002), in which she photographed U.S.based Vietnam War reenactors, exploring the legacy and mythology of the Vietnam War for contemporary Americans. Lê’s next two series dealt with the contemporary U.S. military instead of its history. In “29 Palms” (2003-04) she photographed marines training in the desert of California before deployment to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and then in “Events Ashore” (2005-14) she expanded her scope to include U.S. naval vessels and

Cover image: An-My Lê (b. 1960), Colonel Greenwood, 2003-2004, gelatin silver print, Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago, Gift of Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, NM; 2011:88, © An-My Lê. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, Paris, and London 4

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their crews around the world. In both series, Lê explores the global reach of the American military while also capturing scenes of the everyday lives of the troops. Finally, her most recent work, “Silent General” (2015-present), grapples with the legacy of America’s Civil War and responds to the complexities of the current socio-political moment, from the fate of

liberately follows in the footsteps of nineteenth-century photographers, a tradition that is reflected in the Carter’s renowned photography collection. Artists like Timothy O’Sullivan and Mathew Brady used large-format cameras—the same equipment Lê employs—to capture images of the Civil War that brought the realities of combat to everyday Americans. Similarly crafting sweeping views that emphasize the size and breadth of the theater of war, On Contested Terrain highlights the artist’s technical strengths, used to compose beautiful images that draw the viewer into deeper consideration of complex themes of history and power. An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain is on view at the Carter through August 8, 2021. Admission is free. An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain is organized by the Carnegie Museum of Art. Major support for this exhibition is provided by Lannan Foundation and the William Talbott Hillman Foundation. Additional support is generously provided by the Virginia Kaufman Fund, the Henry John Simonds Foundation, the Phillip

An-My Lê (b. 1960), Fragment VI: General Robert E. Lee and P. G. T. Beauregard Monuments, Homeland Security Storage, New Orleans, 2017, inkjet print, © An-My Lê. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, Paris, and London

Confederate monuments to immigration debates around agricultural laborers. “An-My Lê’s work has dealt with American history, conflict, and citizenship for decades, topics that are even more relevant now than when we began planning the show over two years ago,” says Kristen Gaylord, the Carter’s Assistant Curator of Photographs. “Her subtle images avoid the polemics and partisanship we’re bombarded with every day, and instead, as great art always does, open up space for us to ask questions and contemplate our own relationships to U.S. culture and identity.” Notable about the Carter’s presentation of On Contested Terrain is that Lê de-

An-My Lê (b. 1960), Fresh Water Wash-Down of Super Structure, USS Ronald Reagan, North Arabian Gulf, 2009, inkjet print, © An-My Lê. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, Paris, and London

and Edith Leonian Foundation, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Jennifer and Karl Salatka, and the Virginia S. Warner Foundation. Generous support for the exhibition catalogue has been provided by Marian Goodman Gallery. The Carter’s presentation of On Contested Terrain is generously supported by Lannan Foundation. May 2021

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“Happy to follow the bumpy brick road,” reads a newspaper headline from 1981 — a lasting assertion that Camp Bowie Boulevard’s historic brick pavement must endure, and never mind the occasional traffic-engineering idea of modernizing the pathway with concrete and asphalt. Now as then, seekers of entertainment, adventure, and dining experiences remain “happy to follow the bumpy brick road,” as a principal gateway to Fort Worth’s west side and its many commercial and civic offshoots. The attractions range from a burgeoning West 7th Street district to a broadening cultural and historical district – connecting southward with University Park Village, westward with the Chapel Hill shopping-andentertainment development, and branching out further with new moviegoing venues, boutique eateries, and varied opportunities for strolling and sightseeing amid architectural innovations on a comfortably human scale. Pioneering publisher and civic booster Amon Carter characterized Fort Worth as “where the West begins.” And for locals and visitors alike, the west side marks the beginning of that beginning: The West hardly could have picked a keener starting point than Fort Worth. Prominent among the newer landmarks is Dickies Arena, a versatile 14,000-seat showplace named after the Fort Worthbased manufacturer of workplace clothing. Located at 1911 Montgomery Street within the Will Rogers Memorial Center, Dickies Arena complements and expands the scope of the adjacent Will Rogers Complex, providing a new home for the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo. And Fort Worth, in turn, hardly could have picked a site more right for its burgeoning west side Cultural District. Rippling with heavy-duty commercial, artistic, and residential growth since the dawn of the 21st cen6

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tury, the west side overall has seen its very skyline change with the transformation of a busy West 7th Street into a streamlined conduit connecting the downtown area’s Sundance Square development with the Cultural District. Heading west (naturally) from downtown Fort Worth, one finds the Cultural District radiating from the intersection where Seventh Street crosses University Drive and, in the process, morphs into the historic, brickpaved Camp Bowie Boulevard. Visitors in search of western-style discoveries — from plain-and-fancy dining, to fine art and varied entertainment — will find such delights in volume on the west side. Cultural attractions, restaurants, mainstream and special-interest shopping, and lavish natural gardens flourish as a reminder of how Fort Worth has built upon its frontier origins. Several of the world’s finer museums, playhouses and galleries anchor a vast Cultural District. The hand-laid red-brick pavement of Camp Bowie Boulevard is an attraction in itself, lined with an ever-expanding array of art galleries, stage-and-screen auditoriums, boutiques, scholarly museums, restaurants and lounges, and shopping malls. One long-standing favorite, Domain XCIV, 3100 W. 7th Street, originated in 1994 along Camp Bowie Boulevard. Persistent growth has led to a 6,500-square-foot showcase, combining fine furniture and vintage European treasures and accessories. Collections include Theodore Alexander, Wesley Hall, and Guild Master. Domain XCIV has long supplied anchorage for the villagewithin-a-city developments of the West 7th Street area. A newly settled popular attraction, the Grand Berry Theatre at 2712 Weisenberger Drive, emerges as a showplace for independent and art-house motion pictures, complementing the mainstream Hollywood movies at Movie Tavern West 7th and


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CARTERMUSEUM.ORG/LE An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain is organized by the Carnegie Museum of Art. The Carter’s presentation is generously supported by Lannan Foundation. An-My Lê (b. 1960), Untitled, Ho Chi Minh City (detail), 1995, gelatin silver print, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh: Purchased with funds provided by the Henry L. Hillman Foundation, 2020.21.1, © An-My Lê. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, Paris, and London

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enhancing the art-film fare that the Modern Art Museum has brought since the early 2000s via its Magnolia at the Modern screening series. The Grand Berry is an early example of the expanding entertainment potential of the historic Foundry District, located north of Montgomery Plaza. Farther along to the west of the west, the newly dedicated Como Community Center’s $12 million complex at 4660 Horne Street has installed a gymnasium, a library, after-school activity centers, and all-ages activity programs. Luncheon attractions, sparked by the addition of Alabama-based Chicken Salad Chick in Ridglea Village, have grown to include such established draws as Blue Bonnet Bakery, Feastivities, Secret Garden Restaurant, and The Lunch Box. Wild Acre Brewing Co. has opened a Camp Bowie location to complement its downtown home base. A longtime popular favorite, Ol’ South Pancake House at 1509 S. University Drive, anchors the lower reaches of the west-by-south side and lends a sense of history to the immediate area’s dining opportunities. University Park Village, too, is rich in variety — a high-end shopping district offering such popular brands as Ann Taylor, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Anthropogenie, and lululemon, among casual and fine-dining experiences alike, and the high-tech wonderland of the Apple Store. The Cultural District The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History commands the westward view of the district from Montgomery Street, and just northward are additional cultural touchstones: Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses a definitive collection of American paintings, photography, and sculpture. The collection spans early nineteenth-century art to mid-twentieth century modernism. It is also home to nearly 400 works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Nearby is the Kimbell Art Museum still living up to Newsweek’s description as “arguably the most beautiful museum in America” including its new Renzo Piano Pavilion addition. The neigh8

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boring Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is the oldest such museum in Texas — housed in a work-of-art 2002 building designed by world-renowned Japanese architect, Tadao Ando, and featuring bold gallery exhibitions, concert attractions and, every weekend, leading-edge independentstudio films. The Museum of Science & History, anchoring a campus within the Cultural District, has been designed by similarly renowned architects Ricardo and Victor Legorreta. Inside the Museum of Science & History, one finds vast galleries of Texasbred dinosaur specimens and the state’s oiland-gas heritage, in addition to the Cattle Raisers Museum, the Fort Worth Children’s Museum, Stars Café, and the digital Noble Planetarium.The OmniTheater, an IMAX® superscreen dome, links with the Museum of Science & History and boasts a new digital sound system and enhanced lighting. The National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame is next door to the FWMS&H. The NCM&HF honors women of the American West from those who lived and worked on ranches or who led an expedition, or sat before an easel, aimed a rifle and hit the bull’s eye, or sat on the Supreme Court. When the museum meanderings trigger an appetite for fine dining, two long-established, museum-based cafés stand ready to serve. The Kimbell Buffet Restaurant offers indoor or patio lunch and a light evening menu within one of the most beautiful modern buildings in America. The Modern Art Museum’s 250-seat Café Modern, with an outdoor terrace, overlooks a serene reflecting pond. The Modern’s full-service kitchen delivers superb cuisine for lunch, Sunday brunch, and scheduled seasonal dinners. Neighboring the museum community is the city’s landmark Will Rogers Memorial Center, a versatile 85-acre entertainment complex — with 45 acres housing the Will Rogers Coliseum & Auditorium. Its majestic Pioneer Tower dates from the Texas Centennial Celebration of 1936. Still a dominant feature within the district, the coliseum holds pride of place as the first domed structure of its kind in the world. The complex also boasts an equestrian center and exhibit halls, home to the annual Fort Worth Stock Show.


Showplaces of Heritage and Artistry and Nature Southward off University Drive, visitors can experience the glories of nature at Trinity Park, a pristine oasis bordered by a fork of the placid Trinity River. Here, picnickers, joggers, and strollers can explore meandering pathways or travel on a miniature railroad. Opposite the park, across University Drive, Fort Worth’s Botanic Garden beckons — the oldest such site in Texas, a lush 109-acre tapestry of dappled shade accented by vibrant splashes of color. The Garden is home to thousands of species of native and exotic plants in 21 specialty gardens.The Europeandesigned Rose Garden features more than 3,400 roses, and the 10,000-square-foot Conservatory houses tropical flowers and foliage from around the world. An on-site Gardens Restaurant serves light lunches and refreshments — with a view of the Garden and a varied gallery that often displays the work of local artists. Adjacent to the Botanic Garden is the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) whose mission is to “reduce

its footprint on the natural world as well as protect and restore ecosystem services.” BRIT’s building was designed as an example of how much of this can be accomplished. A short distance southward lies the illustrious Fort Worth Zoo, nationally ranked among the finest. The Zoo is home to thousands of animals, both native and exotic. Viewing facilities and natural habitat exhibits are set up for optimal views of the animals, often separated from their observers by only a river, a waterfall, or a large window. Shaded rest spots and picnic tables are available, with several on-site eateries. Across from the Zoo, Log Cabin Village offers another view of the city’s rich frontier history boasting seven authentic log homes, dating from the mid-to-late 1800s. Perioddressed interpreters greet visitors inside each cabin offering a living history of the home and its origin. The mood to explore might be triggered by art, dining, shopping, or the wonders of nature. Fort Worth’s west side meets all these interests and then some!

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Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again is organized by The Broad, Los Angeles, and curated by Ed Schad, Curator, The Broad. The presentation in Fort Worth is generously supported by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, with additional support from the Fort Worth Tourism Public Improvement District. Shrin Neshat, Untitled, from Roja series, 2016 © Shirin Neshat/Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels

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with a homemade dessert: apple or pecan pie, cobbler, banana pudding, chocolate cake or New York style cheesecake. Private banquet rooms offer seating for 10 to 120. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. noon-9 p.m. 2458 N. Main St., 817-624-3945, www.cattlemenssteakhouse.com. EDDIE V’S PRIME SEAFOOD - Seafood, steaks, and rhythm. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood was inspired by the great classic seafood restaurants of New Orleans, San Francisco, and Boston. It offers the freshest seafood right off the docks, and USDA prime center-cut steaks aged 28 days and broiled to perfection. A sommelier is on hand to help you best complement your entrée, and of course Eddie V’s also has delicious, hand-crafted cocktails in the event you’re a “cocktail guy” like me. And I’m not even a guy! Listen, the atmosphere is warm and inviting. Come get in rhythm in the V-Lounge with dining and live music nightly. Open Mon.Thurs. 4 p.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 4 p.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Museum Place, 3100 W. 7th St., 817-3368000, www.eddiev.com. ESPARZA’S - If you land at the DFW International Airport hard up for Tex-Mex, first of all, I understand you. Second of all, you’re in luck. Touted as “independently owned, internationally known,” Esparza’s is perched in the same town as the airport: Grapevine. Since 1985, the Restaurante Mexicano has served up delicious fare that includes Tex-Mex classics like enchiladas and tacos, but also innovations like fried avocado stuffed with brisket and an assortment of quesadillas, nachos, fajitas, salads & desserts. They have a patio strung with lights and call themselves “the margarita capital of Texas.” Enough said. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. 124 E. Worth St., Grapevine, 817-481-4668, www.esparzastexas.com. GRACE - A dining experience like no other in Fort Worth. Owner Adam Jones, known as the city’s host for the unparalleled level of hospitality and service in his restaurants, invites you to enjoy “Modern American Classic” fare created by award winning Chef Blaine Staniford. In a comfortable modern setting that embodies the city’s energy, guests can enjoy the outdoor terrace on Main Street and a spectacular bar featuring unique seasonal cocktails and a separate menu for bar snacks. Glass-enclosed temperature-controlled wine cellars house a selection of Old and New World wines. For private events, four private dining rooms with multimedia capabilities seat 12-60 guests. Appetizers include lamb belly dumplings, oysters, kona kompachi, and beef tenderloin tartare. From the dinner menu, choices include bacon wrapped stuffed filet, Maine lobster, Duroc pork shank, and various chicken, fish, pasta, soup, and salad dishes. Mon.Sat. 4 p.m.-9 p.m., closed Sun. 777 Main St., 817877-3388, www.gracefortworth.com. HORSESHOE HILL CAFE - Grady Spears, the celebrity chef known as the “Cowboy Cook” and coauthor of “The Texas Cowboy Kitchen” cookbook, serves up the best chicken fried steak in Fort Worth seven different ways with his award-winning sides and appetizers. A Cowboy Brunch is served Sat. 10 a.m.-high noon and features biscuits and gravy, peppered bacon, and dishes like beef tenderloin scrambled egg tacos. Dinner reservations are suggested, and Thurs. night reservations get you free tickets to the


Stockyards Championship Rodeo! Wed. & Thurs. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., closed Sun.-Tues. 204 W. Exchange Ave., 817-8826405, www.horseshoehillcafe.com. 97 WEST KITCHEN & BAR - They say the west begins in Fort Worth, and I say the pioneering never ends. And everyone knows the copywriter for Fort Worth Key Magazine is the authority on such things. More important than my unsolicited philosophizing is brand-spankingnew Hotel Drover’s resident eatery 97 West Kitchen & Bar. Executive Chef Grant Morgan leads the charge on an adventurous dining experience with offerings described as “contemporary Texas fare, elevated ranch classics, and reimagined Southern comfort foods” (e.g., sweet tea marinated fried green tomatoes). 97 West Kitchen & Bar also offers an adult beverage curation composed of local spirits and an ever-changing menu of seasonal drinks. Brunch Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner Tues.-Thurs. 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 5 p.m.-10 p.m., closed Sun. & Mon. 200 Mule Alley Dr., 682-255-6497, https://hoteldrover.com/dining/97-west-kitchen-and-bar. OL’ SOUTH PANCAKE HOUSE - A menu to suit every taste. Famous for their signature German pancake, a crepe style cake filled with fresh-squeezed lemons, whipped butter, and powdered sugar, they also offer the “Dutch Baby,” a smaller version of the same. Ol’ South has many savory breakfast options, such as The Skillet, a fluffy homemade biscuit smothered in home-style gravy with eggs, hash browns, cheddar cheese, your choice of meat, and an array of toppings. On offer for those looking for healthy options are grilled Cajun salmon, a turkey avocado wrap, grilled chicken spinach salad, and more. From an egg white Greek omelet to sinfully good southern chicken and waffles, from a juicy T-Rex Burger to sizzling breakfast tacos, Ol’ South Pancake House has it all. Sun.-Wed. 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. 24 hours. 1509 S. University Dr., 817336-0309, www.olsouthpancakehouse.com. PRESS CAFE - Casual breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour, curbside cocktails/family dinner packs, and weekend brunch? Count me in. For all of it. Press Cafe’s extensive menu includes notables like crab mac n’ cheese, banana walnut waffles, ahi heirloom salad, and short ribs. All of their burgers are made/ground in-house (including the veggie patties), and are just $10 during happy hour (Mon.-Thurs. 3 p.m.-6 p.m). Press is right on the Trinity, so when your day calls for some good, old fashioned contemplation and clearfork martinis while staring at a body of water, this is your place. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-9 p.m. (breakfast 7 a.m.-11 a.m.), Sat. & Sun. 7 a.m.-9 p.m. (brunch 7 a.m.-2 p.m.) 4801 Edwards Ranch Rd. #105, 817-570-6002, www.presscafeftworth.com. PROVENDER HALL - prov·en·der | \ ˈprä-vən-dər \ Definition of provender; 1: dry food for domestic animals: FEED; 2: FOOD, VICTUALS. Ugh, don’t you love it when a bunch of hot millennial chefs open and operate an atmospheric, American West restaurant and feed you Skillet Cornbread with Whipped Honey Butter and Slow Smoked Beef Rib for Two, that you secretly try to eat for one? With the help of Chef Scott Lewis and Kellen Hamrah, Chef Marcus Paslay of Clay Pigeon and Piatello Italian Kitchen fame is at it again, this time in the Stockyards’ Mule Alley. The large outpost’s open kitchen specializes in meats either smoked or cooked over their wood-burning grill, all accompanied by an array of southern classics like their Pimento Cheese, Hoppin’ John, and Cheddar Cheese Grits. They have a robust liquor list and, given their location, of course they have a quality Moscow Mule on hand. But they’ve also got a little ditty called Golden Cheeked Warbler I have my eye on… Thurs. & Sun. 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. 122 E. Exchange Ave. Suite 110, 817-782-9170, www.provenderhall.com.

REATA RESTAURANT - Choosing from the best that southwestern food has to offer, Reata (Spanish for rope) offers a menu that ranges from steaks to Creole dishes to southern standbys like their West Texas Pecan Pie. An example for the first course is Reata signature jalepeño and cilantro soup. The main course could be pan-seared pepper crusted tenderloin with port wine sauce with sides like bourbon creamed corn and bacon wrapped asparagus. Finish your meal with a dessert classic or something new, like dessert tacos with caramelized bananas and chocolate gravy. Reata has a carefully selected wine list that complements its Texas cuisine and delicious cocktails like their Clear Fork Cherry Vodka Limeade. Reata is the name of the ranch in the movie Giant made in 1956, based on the novel by Edna Ferber. Lunch every day 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., dinner Sun.-Thurs. 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. 310 Houston St. in Sundance Square, 817336-1009, www.reata.net. RODEO GOAT - In a stiff competition between Rodeo Goat and some other really good burger places, Rodeo Goat was recently named the “Best Burger in DFW.” The Goat really is the G.O.A.T.! Some of their choices include Bad Hombre with maple bacon, gouda, swiss, Rahr & Sons (local brewery) Ugly Pug onions, mango pico, cream cheese spread, and Rahr & Sons Buffalo Butt Burn Hot Sauce and the Oh Whitney, featuring garlic-roasted cremini mushrooms, pickled onions, gruyere, and soy caramel glaze. Rodeo Goat also has homemade vegan patties and Impossible burgers! Must-have sides are hand punched fries, Texas caviar, and cheese fries surprise. Wash it all down with a wide range of beers and finish with dessert: a milkshake or goat balls. What’re goat balls? You’ll have to go to find out. Daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 2836 Bledsoe & Currie St., 817-877-4628, www.RodeoGoat.com. THE ROSE GARDEN TEA ROOM - The Fort Worth location is located inside The Mercantile and Arlington’s inside Gracie Lane, two curated marketplaces of 200+ dealer booths with impressive collections of gifts, home décor, antiques, fashion, furniture, and more. The Rose Garden is a delicate blend of English tradition and old southern charm with an assortment of soups, salads, fruit, and sandwiches. Their entrées are the very popular Rose Garden Variety which is a sampler plate of chicken salad, fresh fruit, quiche, soup and a pumpkin bread sandwich, and all dishes include their famed “toasties” for the table. There are several delectable desserts and specialty coffees and teas, including a three-course high tea. Arlington location: Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., closed Sun., 4720 S. Cooper St., 817-795-3093. Fort Worth location: Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & Sun. noon-3 p.m., closed Mon. 7200 Camp Bowie Blvd. 817-731-7673, www.therosegardentearoom.com. SHAKE SHACK - Hear ye, hear ye! Fort Worth finally got its very own Shake Shack. Longtime lovers of the Shack will be thrilled, and people who’ve yet to go to one will be receiving a personal wellness check from me. It’s simple, really: burgers, hot dogs, fries, and shakes... and one fabulous muenster and cheddar cheese-stuffed portobello burger for vegetarian friends. Let’s just say this- people love Shake Shack so much they get tattoos of the logo and cater their weddings with it. As if serving their Texas special Cold Shot Concrete made of vanilla custard, chocolate custard, malt, salted caramel, dark brown sugar, and chocolate toffee isn’t enough, Fort Worth’s Shack is also partnered with Alliance for Children, a nonprofit that protects Tarrant County children from child abuse. Sugar coma and philanthropy? Ideal. Wed. & Thurs. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., closed Mon. & Tues. 122 E. Exchange Ave. Suite 160, 817-885-5420, www.shakeshack.com/location/stockyards-tx.

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KEY THINGS TO DO

FOR ADDITIONAL OPTIONS, VISIT WWW.KEYMAGFW.COM/ATTRACTIONS AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -

Located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art explores the breadth and complexity of American creativity through an important and dynamic art collection. The Carter opened in 1961 to benefit its community by sharing the wonder of American art, fostering the growth of a vibrant cultural spirit, and stimulating everyone’s artistic imagination. Housed in a building designed by Philip Johnson (19062005), the Carter features one of the great collections of American art including masterworks of painting, sculpture, and works on paper by artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, John Singer Sargent, Frederic Church, Thomas Eakins, Grant Wood, Alexander Calder, and Stuart Davis. The Carter is also home to a worldrenowned photography collection that spans the history of the medium from the 19th century to today. It is also home to Amon G. Carter Sr.’s collection of nearly 400 works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, two of the most significant artists of the American West. Admission is free. Open Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and select holidays. www.cartermuseum.org. FORT WORTH BOTANIC GARDEN - 3220 Botanic

Garden Blvd. The Rose Garden was started in 1933. It now has more than 3,400 roses with peak blooming times from April to October. Walk into the Fragrance Garden for the visually impaired, stroll through the Japanese Garden with its waterfalls, pools and Koi fish, smell the herbs in the Perennial Garden, examine the large collection of begonias in the Exhibition Greenhouse, and go into the Conservatory to see orchids and bromeliads. The main gardens are open daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 adults ages 16-64, $6 ages 6-15, $10 ages 65+. Docent tours are offered for one additional dollar to regular admission prices and the tour takes about an hour. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., 817-392-5510 or www.fwbg.org. THE FORT WORTH HERD-TEXAS LONGHORNS -

Daily cattle drives through the Stockyards National Historic District recall Fort Worth of the late 1800s. Twice daily, weather permitting, and it’s not a major holiday, cowhands, dressed in 19th century ranching gear, drive 10 to 15 Texas longhorn steers down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Building or across the street near the RFD TV’s Gift Store. The Herd also offers education programs based on the trailing life of a cowboy for school groups and other organizations by appointment only. 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. FORT WORTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY

provides hands-on learning experiences for all ages. Discover the cosmos in the Noble Planetarium, unearth ancient fossils in DinoDig, imagine Jurassic creatures with DinoGlow, adventure in the Fort Worth Children’s Museum and immerse yourself in a giant screen adventure in the Omni Theater, an IMAX dome when it reopens. The Museum is temporarily closed to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 in our community. 1600 Gendy St., 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. FORT WORTH WATER GARDENS - Built in 1974,

Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s design for the Fort Worth Water Garden was to be a “cooling oasis in the concrete jungle.” The main elements of the design are three pools of water: the meditation pool; the aerating pool

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and the active pool where water runs over layers of rocks and steps to a small pool 38 feet below. Special lighting makes the night sparkle. Numerous plants and trees also decorate the Water Gardens. The site was used as the backdrop for some scenes from the film Logan’s Run in 1976. 1502 Commerce St. Hrs. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Information: 817-392-7111; reservations 817-392-5718. FORT WORTH ZOO - Ranked the No. 1 zoo in North

America by USA Today, a trip to the Fort Worth Zoo is an adventure where you’ll see animals from around the world that all seem at home in their lush, natural habitats. In many settings, visitors are only separated from the animals by a river or waterfall, and are often face-to-face with them through large viewing windows! Home to more than 7,000 animals, the Zoo is in the second of a four-phase, $100-million master plan. The first phase, African Savanna, opened in April 2018. The second, Elephant Springs, opened in April 2021. Visitors can also explore Texas Wild!, a turn-of-the-century complex featuring six regions of the state. Open 365 days a year. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission $16 13+, $12 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Halfprice tickets on Wednesdays. 1989 Colonial Pkwy., 817-759-7500, www.fortworthzoo.org. I don’t know anyone in 2021 who doesn’t want to giddyap back to yesteryear, and the new JOHN WAYNE: AN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE exhibit is your invitation to saddle up. Fort Worth, Texas was deemed the perfect place to honor Wayne’s iconic marriage of rugged western sensibility to the glamour of the silver screen, and I couldn’t agree more. Ten thousand square feet of exhibition space lead you through the Duke’s robust life, from childhood on. Of course, his iconic movie career is highlighted with costume and prop features you don’t want to miss seeing in person, but lesser known aspects of John Wayne are highlighted, too. Did you know he was a Grammy-nominated poet? Hear recitations in his own voice alongside never-before-seen correspondence and photos, all curated by the Wayne family to ensure a comprehensive capture of their fabled relative. The experience is rounded off with a colossal offering of limited-edition merchandise and a lounge that features Duke Bourbon among other drinks. Cheers! Hrs. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. www.johnwayne.com/experience, 682224-0956, Historic Exhibits Building, 2501 Rodeo Plaza. KIMBELL ART MUSEUM - One of the outstanding art

museums in the U.S. The award-winning building was the last completed work under personal supervision of architect Louis I. Kahn. As well as an excellent permanent collection, the museum offers a full program of changing exhibitions, lectures, concerts, films, workshops and tours. Bookstore, lunch and snack bar (The Buffet). Open Tues.-Thurs. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m. & Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mondays. 3333 Camp Bowie. 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. LOG CABIN VILLAGE - 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln. (off

University Dr. across from the Ft. Worth Zoo)- Set on 2.5 acres in historic Forest Park, Log Cabin Village consists of seven log homes dating back to the mid-1800s. Pioneer history comes to life through the authentic log homes and artifacts, a blacksmith shop, a one-room schoolhouse, a water powered gristmill and an herb garden. See historical interpreters demonstrate various pioneer chores such as candle making, spinning and weav-


ing. Special tours available. Hrs. Tues.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m., Closed Sun. & Mon. Gen. Ad. $5 per person. 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org. MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH -

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth - Designed by the world-renowned architect Tadao Ando, this striking building is composed of 5 pavilions of concrete and glass arranged around a 1.5 acre reflecting pond. The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of postwar art in the central United States, consisting of more than 3,000 significant works of modern and contemporary international art, including pieces by Anselm Kiefer, Robert Motherwell, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, Susan Rothenberg, Richard Serra, Andre Serrano, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol. Visitors to the museum can also enjoy lunch in Café Modern’s elliptical dining room set on the reflecting pond or shop for unique gifts at The Modern Shop. Educational programming and the Museum’s film series, Magnolia at the Modern, take place in the Museum’s state-of-the-art auditorium. Located in the Cultural District at 3200 Darnell St. Gen. Ad. adults 18+ $16, seniors 60+ $12, students with an ID, $10, & youths under 18, free. Half-price on Sundays. Admission is free on Fridays. Access to the Grand Lobby, Café Modern, and The Modern Shop is free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri.10 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day & Independence Day. 817-7389215, www.themodern.org. NATIONAL MULTICULTURAL WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM - Filling in the gaps of history is easy to do

at the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum. Through artifacts, artwork, historical records, and current events, this collection offers a true perspective and a fuller and richer cultural view of the people and activities that contributed to the building of the historical American West. The mission of the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum is to offer the visitor a complete recognition of this historical process. The museum has been committed to its vision of giving recognition to the outstanding pioneers who played a role in settling the early American western frontier since its founding in 2001 by Jim and Gloria Austin. The museum’s Hall of Fame also acknowledges individuals that have contributed to the western culture and the tradition who still play a part in keeping this important piece of American history alive. Hrs. Wed.-Fri. noon-4 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m. Closed major holidays. Gen. Ad. $10, seniors 62 +, students with an ID $8, & children under 5, free. Group rates are available. 2029 N. Main St., 817-534-8801, e-mail: gaustin@ cowboysofcolor.org, web site: www.cowboysofcolor.org. NATIONAL COWGIRL MUSEUM & HALL OF FAME - Women of the American West are honored here. Not only those who have lived and worked on ranches or who have sat on a horse in a rodeo arena, but also the woman who led an expedition to the Pacific Ocean, or the ones who have stood on a stage, sat at an easel, stood before a classroom, sat to put words on paper, aimed a rifle and hit the bulls eye, or sat on the highest court in the land, all these are celebrated for their spirit and determination. The museum with its more than 5,000 artifacts and information on over 400 women is located in Fort Worth’s Cultural District next to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The Museum, whose motto is “The Women Who Shape the West… Change the World” also has an award winning gift shop you will not want to miss. Hrs. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sun. & Mon. and closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, & New Year’s Day. Admission $10 for 13+, $7 for military/first responders & seniors 65+, $4 children 4-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. Free parking with a paid Cowgirl admission. 1720 Gendy St., 817336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net.

SID RICHARDSON MUSEUM - The Sid Richardson Museum galleries are currently closed to on-site visitors but they invite you to experience the museum through their many and varied virtual offerings. Visit their virtual exhibition, In a Different Light: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington and experience the works by these two masters on view from the Denver Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and the Sid Richardson Museum https://sidrichardsonmuseum.org/visit/virtual-tour/. The museum also hosts events and programs for all ages and experience levels for you to enjoy at home. Join them for a discussion, workshop, or hands-on studio experience and watch the art come alive for you and your family. You are invited to visit the calendar for upcoming programming https://sidrichardsonmuseum.org/programs/calendar/. They hope you enjoy your virtual visit to the museum and they look forward to inviting you back in person soon. 309 Main St., 817-3326554, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. STOCKYARDS & STOCKYARDS STATION are

unique places in Texas: an exciting blend of old and new. The livestock industry began to develop here in the 1880s. There were cattle, sheep, hog pens, and horse and mule barns. The original wooden barns burned in 1911 and were replaced with concrete and steel buildings. Stockyards Station is proudly dedicated to the preservation of the livestock industry. Evidence of that is the twice daily cattle drives at 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. Come and explore 14 restaurants, 13 bars, 35 shops and over 17 must-see attractions all surrounded by the rich history of the Fort Worth Stockyards. This is also where you can go to Billy Bob’s, the world’s largest honky tonk, historic Cowtown Coliseum and the Livestock Exchange Building. Stockyards Station’s event calendar is at www.stockyardsstation.com. Along Exchange Ave., 817-625-9715, www.fortworthstockyards.org. STOCKYARDS MUSEUM - is located in the historic

Livestock Exchange building. Displays include cattlemen and cowboy photographs and equipment, photographs and artifacts of meat packers Swift & Co. and Armour & Co. and their employees. A Native American exhibit features artifacts from several tribes with special emphasis on Comanche Chief Quannah Parker. An electric light bulb first turned on in 1908 at the Byers Opera House in Fort Worth is still burning at the museum. The North Fort Worth Historical Society sponsors the Stockyards Museum. Hours are Mon., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $2. Free for children 12 and under. 131 E. Exchange Ave., 817625-5082, www.stockyardsmuseum.org. THE TEXAS COWBOY HALL OF FAME - housed in

the historic Exhibits Building in the Stockyards, honors over 140 Cowboys and Cowgirls who have excelled in and out of the rodeo arena. Honoring all areas of western heritage, the Hall of Fame is home to world champion rodeo stars, ranchers, western entertainers, business men & women and more! Honorees include Lane Frost, Tuff Hedeman, Larry Mahan, Red Steagall, George Strait, Ricky Bolin, Charmayne James, Billy & Pam Minick, Chris Cox, Ty Murray, Trevor Brazile – just to name a few. Display booths for each honoree contain memorabilia and mementos of their careers and accomplishments. Also featured is the John Justin Trail of Fame. The TCHOF is currently located in a temporary space as they continue their capital campaign for their new home. Be sure to ask about the future plans during your visit! Hrs. Mon., Tues. & Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. & Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Wed. Gen. Ad. $5 per person, free for children 4 and under. 2515 Rodeo Plaza. (across from Billy Bob’s) 817-626-7131, www.tchof.com.

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FOR ADDITIONAL OPTIONS, VISIT WWW.KEYMAGFW.COM/SHOPPING CAMP BOWIE DISTRICT - If you’re a person who likes women’s clothes and accessories, you’ve found the motherlode. With cool names like “You Are Here” and “Keeping Up with the Joneses”, I counted at least ten boutiques filled with a bounty of clothes, accessories, and gifts, all with different buyers, of course, so all with different stuff! Other retail favorites are Doob, where you can get a realistic miniature cut out of yourself Honey-I-Shrunk-the-Kids-style, Archie’s Gardenland, which is run by probably the nicest horticulture-savvy people you’ll ever meet, and Carter Bowden Antiques, an ever-changing ocean of one of a kind pieces. CAVENDER’S BOOT CITY - To Cavender’s, “boots are the roots!” Founded by James and Pat Cavender in the 1960s, Cavender’s is the fastest growing western-wear chain and, of course, it started right here in Texas. Fifty-plus years of success is chalked up to affordable, quality products and remarkable customer service. Count on Cavender’s to carry brands such as Lucchese, Ariat, Roper, and many more. Their merchandising is much more than boots, though: they have hats, workwear, gifts, clothes, home goods and, my personal favorite, a robust section for kids. Who doesn’t love a miniature cowboy or cowgirl? Cavender’s remains a family-run business to this day, and in 2019 the retailer was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. The museum is conveniently located in the Stockyards near the Cavender’s store, which, by the way, is a two-story brick situation crowned with an enormous teal boot piped in red. Follow the boot for western treasures. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. 2601 N. Main St., 817-625-2391, www.cavenders.com. DOMAIN XCIV - There is something truly special about a boutique that has been owned, operated, and loved on by the same customers and owners (in this case, the wonderful Mark Vaughan and Tad Watts) for over 25 years. Since 1994, Domain is where the charm of the west is steeped in a deep appreciation for European style and antiques. A whimsically painted armoire with luscious, down-filled decorative pillows spills out next to a sideboard featuring lamps and leatherbound books. Shelf after shelf of silky bath products sit next to elegant gifts like silver bottle stoppers and baby spoons. Lampe Berger diffusers and Juliska place settings and Nest Fragrances, oh my! Of course you can find chic guest towels and luxury linens- classic- but don’t miss Domain exclusives like their blanc marble domino set and gourmet gunpowder salt(!). The business is built on providing sincere customer service and an unmatched product mix. Customers shopping here for a special hostess gift, an exquisite antique, a room full of furniture, or a full on wedding registry are all given the same personalized attention. The longevity of Domain XCIV is testament alone that it’s worth visiting. Like so many of their products are exclusive to Domain, Domain XCIV is exclusive to Forth Worth. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sun., closed or by appointment Mon. 3100 W. 7th St., 817-3361994, www.domainxciv.com. THE SHOPS AT CLEARFORK RANCH - Nothing says “Texas” quite like a shopping center anchored by DFW’s darling: Neiman Marcus. The Shops at Clearfork Ranch offer both high end and mainstream shopping, food, and entertainment. Clearfork Ranch. Lifechanging, really. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m. 5188 Monahans Ave., 817-985-3773, www.simon.com/mall/ the-shops-at-clearfork.

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THE MERCANTILE - At The Mercantile you’ll find what you’re looking for and things you had no idea you absolutely must have. With over 200 vendors, there is a wealth of everything from handmade jewelry to one-of-a-kind furniture to hostess gifts to both quirky and classic home décor. It’s also home to the Rose Garden Tea Room, which means you can shop all morning, refuel, and then carry on all afternoon. If you don’t need to marathon, that’s fine, I’m just saying The Mercantile has your back, okay? Each booth is like entering a completely different store without having to go outside- ideal for Texas’ erratic weather. There are baby gifts, original paintings, vintage place settings, serving bowls, and platters and, of course, plenty of TCU gear. The Mercantile was started by philanthropic businessman Holt Hickman, and the antique mall reflects his values by holding special events that benefit local causes. Go get lost in the booths; it’s a treasure hunt. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m. 7200 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817-3770910, www.the-mercantile.com. MULE ALLEY - A fairy-light strung concourse inside of The Stockyards, Mule Alley deserves its own listing. Although the barns it’s composed of have been standing for over a hundred years, they’ve been gutted to outfit retail and restaurateurs aplenty. The quaint street dead ends into another exciting development, too: Hotel Drover. Mule Alley is the place to be! Every week there seems to be something new swinging its doors open there: shops, restaurants, bars and, for some lucky people, even some office spaces. 122 E. Exchange Ave., www.mulealleyfortworth.com. A Mule Alley stand out so far is MB Mercantile & Supply. They’ve filled the entire store with treasures that make special gifts and opportunities to “treatchaself.” The whole place is an 1800s saloon steampunk vibe, like if a dusty cowboy were driving a penny farthing to catch a train out of the Stockyards, all while wearing one of those spooky plague beak masks. Are you with me? There are mountains of musky candles, lavish soaps, Americana games, handmade jewelry, vaudevillian toys, and notebooks with things like vintage science diagrams on them. Underneath everything is another curiosity waiting to be discovered, like bowls of miniature magnifying glasses and old rail ties for purchase. The whole place is magic, it’s some of the best merchandising I’ve ever seen, and it’s right here in Fort Worth. Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Suite 580, 817-9283230, www.mbmercantilefw.com. In regards to a more classic outfitter in the Alley, look no further than Lucchese Bootmaker, home of your bespoke forever boot. It all started when Lucchese brothers Salvatore and Joseph emigrated from Italy to Texas, bringing their father’s cobbler legacy with them. With fans from Prince Harry to Sandra Dee, Lucchese boots are canonical. Simply put, it’s where elegance meets western utility. Party trick: It’s pronounced lu-kaysee. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m. On days the store opens accordingly, the hour of 11 a.m.-noon is reserved for at-risk population shoppers only. Suite 500, 817-918-7999, www.lucchese.com. Dolly Parton famously pleaded, “Why’d you come in here lookin’ like that, with your cowboy boots and your painted on jeans, all decked out like a cowgirl’s dream?” I have a strong feeling her inspiration was


the one and only Wrangler. While ubiquitous in the world of denim, a Wrangler store as fabulous as the one in Mule Alley isn’t as common. There are only three like it in the country! Fort Worth is truly being treated to the best. Now go get some famous jeans and break some hearts, ya hear? Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.7 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m. Suite 140, 702-239-8107, www.wrangler.com. King Ranch was established in 1853, and boy is it tenacious. During the Reconstruction Era the ranch had to get back on its feet, and part of that was hiring in-house craftsmen to create their very own saddles. After mastering that craft, King Ranch output expanded into more leather gear, all branded with King Ranch’s iconic “W.” Due to legend-fueled demand, they began selling products outside of the ranch and King Ranch Saddle Shop was born. Suite 530, www.krsaddleshop.com. Proper Supply Co. is the latest store to swing open its saloon doors to shoppers in Mule Alley and features western wear with their crown jewel: Stetson. The store describes itself succinctly on its Instagram as an outpost of carefully curated, American-made, storydriven, merch, all with exceptional service. They carry gorgeous, silversmith-crafted jewelry for everyone, belt buckles galore, and boots. Many, many boots. There are things like sterling silver martini glasses and exclusively designed clothes for the bougie cowboy in your life. Suite 550, www.instagram.com/propersupplycofw. NEAR SOUTHSIDE - Near Southside is near… cool people. Truly. Sinaca Studios is both a glass-blowing school and shoppable gallery. A shop called Leaves has books and tea. You see what they did there? Etico is a boutique dedicated to sustainable shopping and is entirely woman-owned. Supporting tribal artisans worldwide is Brooha Market, and Kendall Davis Clay features local handmade ceramics for purchase. Are you sensing a trend? If you’re looking for environmentally friendly wares and a DIY vibe, this area is for you. 1606 Mistletoe Blvd., 817-923-1649, www.nearsouthsidefw.org/home. THE STOCKYARDS - The Stockyards is overflowing with incredible restaurants, and of course there are plenty of great stores in which shoppers can work up an appetite. Find sturdy, beautiful boots at Cavender’s or Leddy’s and hats at the aptly named Best Hat Store. Get laced up with elegant equine necessities like saddles, spurs, and ropes at KO Trading. If you’re visiting, snap up a non-cheesy souvenir at Texas Jakes Trading Company, Destination Fort Worth, or Texas Hot Stuff. Flip through old and new presses alike at Chief Records- while they have all kinds of genres, this is where you’ll find the good stuff: true blue country vinyl. There’s something else for hipsters- Texas Western Legends satisfies all your Victorian steampunk attire needs. If you enjoy looking like an 1800s Texan school marm ready to jump on a horse (who doesn’t?) head to Jersey Lilly Old Time Photo Parlor at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame to capture proof you were born in the wrong era. There are historic walking tours on offer, and did I mention open containers are permitted in the Stockyards? Enjoy. Hours and phone numbers vary by store, so be sure to check out the website: www.fortworthstockyards.org/home/ shop#categories. SUNDANCE SQUARE - Sundance Square was first developed by the Bass family in the 1970s, and its retail offerings and general vibrancy have aged like a fine wine. Duck into Haltom’s, a Fort Worth jeweler since 1893, Willow House, a family-owned boutique filled with hand-picked and regularly updated selections, and Houston Street Toy Company, where “the focus is less on electronics and more on creativity and the senses.” Hours

and phone numbers vary by store, so be sure to check the website: www.sundancesquare.com/shopping. UNIVERSITY PARK VILLAGE - If you’ve ever had a frustrating, expensive experience at an Apple store, make some noise! If you don’t even use Apple products, make some noise! Fortunately, the store is flanked by fabulous shopping to both help blow off steam and pick up necessities. There are several well-curated boutiques, often family-owned, like The Impeccable Pig, Altar’d State, and Runway Seven. There are also comfortable classics such as Chico’s, Anthropologie, and J.Crew. There’s a lot to see, and University Park Village’s sleek façade and retail offerings make the Apple store waitlist all the better. What do you mean it’s $150 for you to turn my phone off and on again? I’d much rather spend that at Kendra Scott. Hours and phone numbers vary by store, so be sure to check the website: www. simon.com/mall/university-park-village. WATERSIDE - Settled next to the Trinity River, aptly named Waterside is a pretty cluster of stores, shops, and trendy places like CycleBar. There’s a colossal REI, which is especially key right now since people have a newfound interest in getting out into wide open spaces, magical places where fresh air is kept. Also, if you’ve been staying in and have become a bit of a self-made chef, you might consider upgrading your tools at Sur la Table. It’s pronounced sir-la-TAWbluh, and I’m telling you so you can impress your friend Pierre. There is more info on Pierre in the West 7th listing below. My favorite place in Waterside, though, is Pinspiration. They have an ever-changing menu of crafts and DIY projects based on what’s trending on the internet that month. They also have a bar, so, you know, you can buy rainbow pom poms and a beer. It’s a real one-stop-shop. Bryant Irvin and Arborlawn Dr., www.watersidefw.com. WEST 7TH - From the historic Montgomery Plaza all the way to the latest place crowned cool by TCU students, there’s a lot happening on West 7th Street. This is the neighborhood where the fabled Domain XCIV is located, after all. You can buy small-batch, artisanal treats at Dude, Sweet Chocolate. This ain’t your stuffy friend Pierre’s chocolaterie in the 7th arrondissement à Paris, non. It’s better. Head to Esther Penn boutique for a sartorial curation by Texas women touched by sunny LA style. Peruvian Atelier has been a purveyor of jewels for 35 years, and FIG Designers outfits women in luxurious, European bespoke clothing. Stop by Uncommon Angles for kaleidoscopic home showpieces, and discover more avant garde homewares at Wrare. Those last few words were a tongue twister. After all that shopping, if you realize you forgot to get something for a loved one waiting at home, swing by The Flower Market on 7th for a true-blue European cash-and-carry floral situation. You can make up a bouquet as you go with florists on hand to guide you along. www.fortworth.com/ about/neighborhoods-districts/west-7th. WESTBEND - If you’ve been carefully studying Tan France’s art of the French tuck on Queer Eye, you know he loves a good Bonobos store. Guess which shopping area has a Bonobos? WestBend, my friend. At Dear Hannah you’ll find adorable accessories like beaded rosé bottle earrings. They also carry dog toys like a stuffed “Lick Croix” can and the brand Stoney Clover, which is a pastel paradise of accessories like pouches and patches. Marine Layer has created custom fabrics and then made Cali-inspired loungewear for everyone. Tyler’s has athletic wear, and Blue Mercury has skincare. I’m a poet, I didn’t know it, Warby Parker has designer glasses, revolutionarily priced for the masses. 1701 River Run, www.westbendfw.com.

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Ongoing “Carter Collection” at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Carter houses one of the great collections of American art, from historical landscapes captured on canvas to city streets seen through the lens of a camera. Anchored by iconic masterworks from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the collection includes a range of artists, mediums, and styles, providing countless ways to explore and understand American creativity. They regularly change out these works, so each time you visit, you’ll encounter something new. Admission free. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www. cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/carter-collection. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near RFD TV’s Gift Store. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. The Fort Worth Herd Experience has a 2 p.m. daily meet ’n greet behind the Livestock Exchange Building. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd. com. Along E. Exchange Ave.

Ongoing “James Surls, Seven and Seven Flower (1998)” at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The acclaimed Texas artist transformed pine and steel into writhing blossoms suspended in space to evoke a dynamic relationship between the earthly and the spiritual. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and select holidays. For more information, 817-989-5064, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/james-surls-seven-andseven-flower. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The main gardens are open daily from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., last admission sold at 3:15 p.m. to allow adequate time in the garden. Ticket prices are $12 adults ages 16-64, $6 ages 6-15, $10 ages 65+. Please know the Tarrant County

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requirement for masks will be enforced, which means visitors and employees will not be allowed entry without an adequate face covering. However, wearing masks while outdoors in the Garden is still optional. Online ticketing is in place, allowing contactless payments. The Trellis Gift Shop, located inside the Garden Center, will be open with limited capacity, seven days a week. The Treasure Tree Gift Shop, located in the Japanese Garden, will only be open on Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Rock Springs Café is currently open seven days a week, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Please contact the café at 817-366-1100 for more information. To purchase tickets, or to reserve a time, www.fwbg. org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Ongoing The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 1 zoo in North America by USA Today, the Best Zoo in Texas by Yahoo Travel, the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide, the No. 1 family attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey and a Top 10 Zoo or Aquarium by FamilyFun magazine. Home to more than 7,000 animals, the Zoo is in the second of a four-phase, $100-million master plan. The first phase, African Savanna, opened in April 2018. The second, Elephant Springs, opened in April 2021. The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than one million visitors a year. Fort Worth Zoo limited admission due to COVID-19 restrictions. Everyone, except children 2 and younger, must have a reservation. All reservations must be made online before arriving at the Zoo (ticket booths will be closed). Reservations become active and available on the website 3 days prior to the day you visit. A limited number of people will be admitted each day and restaurants, shops and attractions will operate at a limited capacity. Signage throughout the Zoo will remind guests of the importance of social distancing, wearing masks and handwashing; markers on the ground and at exhibits will indicate social distancing placement. Masks are strongly encouraged for all guests 10 years of age or older and space is limited, so register early! Open 365 days a year. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Gen. Admission, $16 adults, $12 child/ seniors 65+, parking $5. Zoo members free. For information and to register, 817-759-7555,


www.fortworthzoo.org/safe-start. 1989 Colonial Parkway. Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The Cotton Belt Route Excursion, a round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards, runs May 1,2,8,9,15,16,22,23,29,30,31. The 21-mile trip rolls at a leisurely pace and is perfect for the entire family. Keep an eye out for greedy outlaws onboard the Cotton Belt Route Excursion. Join in on the fun and help railroad detectives solve the mystery of who robbed the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Tickets $18-$26. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 12:50 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:30 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. For times & ticket information, visit https://bit. ly/3vUkzlv. Grapevine Station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, 140 E. Exchange Ave., open noon-4:30 p.m. Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of

Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. The museum has instituted new guidelines for staff and visitors that support state and local health and safety recommendations. New health and safety measures require the temporary suspension of certain activities and accommodations, as well as the addition of new visitor guidelines and staff protocols such as requiring masks for all staff and guests over 2 years of age. For more information, call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart. org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $6 adults 13-64, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Nature Center & Refuge hrs. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

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Hours vary for special events. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd. Ongoing Public tours at Kimbell Art Museum. Join knowledgeable docent guides for regularly scheduled tours focusing on the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Permanent Collection: Wednesdays, 2 p.m., Sundays, 3 p.m. Architecture Tours: Two Buildings, One Museum, Saturdays, 2 p.m. No reservations are required. Admission is required for non-members to visit paid special exhibitions: $18 adults, $16 seniors 60+, $16 students with ID, $14 children 6-11, children under 6 are free. Museum hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. The museum has instituted new guidelines for staff and visitors that support state and local health and safety recommendations. New health and safety measures require the temporary suspension of certain activities and accommodations, as well as the addition of new visitor guidelines and staff protocols such as requiring masks for all staff and guests over 2 years of age. For more information, www. kimbellart.org/learn/gallery-tours/public-tours. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. The grand new gallery space tells

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Ongoing “Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 34” is at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Amon Carter has commissioned a large scale, site-specific installation of more than eighty miles of multicolored thread by internationally celebrated Mexican born, Dallas-based artist Gabriel Dawe. Enjoy the transformative power of Dawe’s sculptural marvels, which he weaves from thousands of thin strands. They look like frozen light and Technicolor vaporous mist, drawing attention to the majestic architecture and natural light of the museum’s Atrium. Admission free. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum. org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. Ongoing Grapevine Farmers Indoor Market. Shop local and eat healthy with locally-grown produce and products. The market features a variety of vendors of home decor, collectibles and more. Open Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. For more information, 817-527-7446, www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com. 520 S. Main St., #203, Grapevine, TX 76051.

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the story of the relationship between women and horses through interactive exhibits, beautifully displayed artifacts, and a breathtaking dramatic media production that encompasses the space and allows the visitor to feel like they are standing in a herd of magnificent horses. Hrs. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sun., Mon. & major holidays. See web site for details. Admission $10 for 13+, $7 for military/first responders & seniors 65+, $4 children 4-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. Free parking with a paid Cowgirl admission. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.

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Ongoing The Sid Richardson Museum galleries are currently closed to on-site visitors, but they invite you to experience the museum through their many and varied virtual offerings, including a full virtual tour! For more information, 817-332-6554, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 309 Main St. Every Friday Themed Carter Collection Tour at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Museum is open to the public with limited capacity and new safety measures such as required masks for all staff and guests. The muse-


um is in close collaboration with peer institutions and is following recommendations of health and safety officials nationwide. Connect with works from the collection with an unexpected perspective. The docent-led tour you will introduce you to artworks from a special exhibition or the collection connected by a fun theme. Tour begins at 4 p.m. every Friday at the Information Desk. Free admission. Reservations are not required. For more information, 817-738-1933, https://bit. ly/2Z6skFn. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. Saturdays through Sept.11 Grapevine Farmers & Artisan Market in Grapevine, Texas. This free, open-air market is located at the Town Square Gazebo. The market offers fresh Texas produce, baked goods, handcrafted and Texasmade items. It is a great place to bring the whole family, learn about Texas products and shop local. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/shop-wine-dine/ grapevine-farmers-market/. 325 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051. Most Every Sunday The Cowtown Opry performs on the steps, on the veranda, or in the lobby of the Historic Livestock Exchange Building in the Fort Worth Stockyards celebrating the rich musical legacy of Texas and the American West. Free to the public, 2 p.m. www.cowtownopry.org. 817-366-9675. 131 E. Exchange Ave.

Weekends Six Flags Over Texas. Come experience Dallas-Fort Worth area’s largest, most thrilling theme park filled with over 45 exciting rides, shows, & attractions. Reservations required and masks are mandatory for all guests over age 2. Park open weekends. For more information and tickets, www.sixflags. com/overtexas. 2201 E. Road to Six Flags St., Arlington, TX 76011. Throughout May The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is still temporarily closed due to changing pandemic conditions and damage from the winter snow storm. They are offering many different free online options for staying connected that are found on the Museums website. For up to date information on the museum reopening, www.fwmuseum. org. 1600 Gendy St. Throughout May The Sid Richardson Museum galleries are currently closed to on-site visitors but they invite you to experience the museum through their many and varied virtual offerings including a full virtual tour! Please visit their website for the most recent information, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 309 Main St. Through May 16 Shirin Neshat exhibit: “I Will Greet the Sun Again” at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. See approximately 30

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years of the artist’s video works and photography that investigate her passionate engagement with ancient and recent Iranian history. The experience of living in exile and the human impact of political revolution are also explored by Neshat. Tickets $16 adults, 13+, $10 students with ID & seniors 60+ $12. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. In developing appropriate visiting protocols, the Museum will follow the recommended guidelines of the CDC and state and local government officials including mandatory face masks for all staff and guests over 2 years of age. All in-person education programs, including docent-led tours, have been suspended until further notice; find current online opportunities here, www.themodern.org/ online-learning-programs. Hrs. Tues.-Sun.. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. open until 8 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-9215, www. themodern.org/exhibition/shirin-neshat-i-willgreet-sun-again. 3200 Darnell St. Through May 16 Jubilee Theatre presents the regional premiere of Moses T. Alexander Greene's Pooled. At your greatest suffering, where is God? He is at the Pool. Challenging the congregation with uncomfortable questions and even more unnerving answers. Delsin, whose childhood has led him to furiously question God’s motives while seeking spiritual healing at the Biblical Pool of Bethesda. Is there one? Will you join us at the Pool? What will you bring to the Pool? Available on demand for $20 for 48 hour streaming period. Available on IOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast. For pre-sale tickets, call 817-338-4411 or visit https://bit.ly/3nnGZbh. Through May 31 The 40th Season of the Scarborough Renaissance Festival. Lords and ladies, travel back to the 16th century for a day. Enjoy full combat armored jousts, Birds of Prey exhibitions, Renaissance entertainment, Mermaid Lagoon, Renaissance rides, and games of skill. Browse the exquisite offering of 200+ shoppes and artisan demonstrations. Plus, food that is fit for a King! Grab some mead at one of the pubs & taverns! Adults $31 and children $16, includes parking. For more information and tickets, www.srfestival.com/. 2511 FM 66, Waxahachie, TX 75167. Through June 20 “FOCUS: Wael Shawky” at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. In this exhibition, as with much of his work, the artist explores the ambiguities between history and myth in a multimedia presentation. Tickets $16 adults, 13+, $10 students with ID & seniors 60+ $12. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. Hrs. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. open until 8 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org/ exhibition/focus-wael-shawky. 3200 Darnell St. Through Aug. 8 “An-My Lê On Contested Terrain” exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum

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of American Art. Featuring photographs from a selection of the artist’s five major bodies of work, the nationally touring exhibition considers the celebrated photographer’s nearly 25-year career exploring the edges of war and recording these landscapes of conflict in beautiful, classically composed photographs. Free Admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and select holidays. For more information and tickets, 817-738-1933, https://bit.ly/2P3ZlRJ. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. Through Aug. 8 “Photography is Art” at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Though widely accepted today as a medium, art museums have not always embraced photography. In fact, it wasn’t until the late 1970s and early 1980s that many museums began actively collecting and displaying photographs. See the story of American photographers’ efforts, from the late 19th century on, to explore and proclaim photography’s artfulness. Drawn from the Carter’s expansive and renowned photography collection, this exhibition reveals how artists shaped their medium’s artistic language. Free Admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and select holidays. For more information and tickets, 817-738-1933, https://bit.ly/3sj9IPT. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. Through Aug. 22 Celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of the Carter, “An Expanding Vision: Six Decades of Works on Paper” revisits the museum’s history of collecting works on paper and highlights its development into one of the country’s significant holdings of works on paper, including complete sets of works by George Bellows and Stuart Davis, as well as over 2,500 prints from the Tamarind Lithography Workshop (now Tamarind Institute). The exhibition highlights key moments of collecting in the past sixty years, including acquisitions of work by artists such as Mary Cassatt, Glenn Ligon, Louise Nevelson, Kara Walker, Charles Wilbert White, and more. Free Admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and select holidays. For more information and tickets, 817-738-1933, https://bit. ly/3vWeJAh. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. Through Nov. 13 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Dead, Dead on the Range. The town is bustling with elections, cattle drives, promises of a railroad, and murder! Horace Grimsby, the wealthiest Cattle Baron in Texas, has been found dead and it’s up to Marshal Jim Courtright to bring the killer to justice. Did the Mayoral nominee Roger “Rooster” Montebank get involved in an election scandal? Could the lead reporter for the International Inquisitor, Barbara Wawas, have made her own


headlines? Perhaps Buster Beggs, the gentle sheep herder, was bullied by the bull king one too many times. Or was his wife, Emma Grimsby, tired of marriage and looking to get rich quick? Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. $59.95 + tax per person for entertainment and dinner. Gratuity not included. For more information, 817-310-5588, www. texasstardinnertheater.com/2021show.php. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051. Through Dec. “In The Night Garden” exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Immerse yourself in a colorful botanical world full of giant insects, flowers, and plants created by Houston–based artist and Rice University professor Natasha Bowdoin. Inspired by the Carter’s collection and the artist’s abounding interest in literature, from fairytales to transcendental poetry, it offers a moment to pause and reimagine our relationship to the natural world. Free admission. For current safety guideline information and more information, 817-7381933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/ night-garden. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. 1,2 Billy Bob’s Texas-Miranda Lambert. Tickets $50, $150 & $200. Performance 10 p.m., 9 p.m. on the 2nd. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

1,7,8,14,15,21,22,28,29 The Stockyards Championship Rodeo is held in the historic Cowtown Coliseum, home of the world’s first indoor rodeo. Their rodeo features timed events such as tie-down roping, breakaway roping, team roping and barrel racing. They also offer the excitement of rough stock events like bull riding, bronc riding, bareback and ranch saddle bronc riding. They are the world’s only year-round rodeo. Rodeos are held nearly every Friday and Saturday night. The doors open at 6 p.m. The rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m. Performances last 1.5-2 hours depending on the number of contestants. Reserved seating: Gold Buckle $45, VIP $35, Silver Spur $30, Gen. Ad. 13+ $25, seniors 60+ $18, children 3-12 $12. For more information, 817-625-1025, www.CowtownColiseum. com, 121 E. Exchange Ave. 1-30 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critcally-acclaimed films. May’s showings: 1,2 Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street. 7,8,9 Gunda. 14,15,16 The Killing of Two Lovers. 19 & 22 Cyrano. 21,22,23 The Dry and 28,29,30 When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. Tickets are $10, $8 for Modern members, $7 for Reel People. The Sunday noon shows are half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films. 3200 Darnell St.

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2 Spring Market in the Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The event offered throughout the combined campus includes the annual Spring Sip and Shop, a new Tea and Coffee Festival, and a free Afternoon in the Garden, noon-2 p.m. With numerous local artisans, food trucks, live music and more, this indoor-outdoor event is enhanced by the full-bloom beauty of spring in Fort Worth. Hours 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, www.fwbg.org/events/springmarket. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. 6 Symphony Arlington presents Daniela Liebman, pianist. Performance music includes: BEETHOVEN: Overture to Prometheus, SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto, BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2. Performance 7:35 p.m. Tickets $16.50-$46.50. Live streaming option is available. For more information and to purchase tickets, www.symphonyarlington.org. Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St., Arlington, TX 76011. 6,7,8,14,15 Billy Bob’s Texas-Thomas Rhett. Tickets $50, $100 & $200. Performance 10 p.m., 9 p.m. on the 6th. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza. 6-20 Les Misérables: School Addition at Artisan Center Theater. See the legendary tale of forgiveness and repentance that follows the life of an ex-convict that is hunted for decades after he breaks parole by a ruthless policeman. Set against a backdrop of student protests and government overthrow, this powerful musical tells an enthralling story of broken dreams, passion, sacrifice, and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053. 6,7,8,12,14,15,21,22,27,28 Arlington Music Hall. This popular performance venue is having most concerts at 50% occupancy, social distancing seats available, and masks are not mandatory although encouraged and worn by staff. They are also using sanitizing chemicals in the venue prior to all shows. May’s performers include Petty Theft (music of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Michael Hix, Ty Herndon, Cody Canada & The Departed, Sammy Kershaw, Stephen Pride, and Wynonna and the Big Noise. For more information and tickets, www.arlingtonmusichall.net. 224 N. Center St., Arlington, TX 76011. 6-Aug.1 Sean Kenney’s "Nature Connects Made with LEGO® Bricks" at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. This award-winning and record-breaking exhibition uses beautiful works of art made from simple toy blocks to explore animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems, and humanity’s relationship with nature. Included in the price of admission. For more information and to purchase

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tickets, https://bit.ly/3tLa7LK. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. 7 Billy Bob’s Texas-Danielle Nicole at the 81 Club. Tickets $25 & $30. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza. 7-9,14-16,21-23,28-29 Free Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion. Performers entertain each night under the stars live for family friendly fun. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and refreshments. No glass bottles please. Showtimes 8 p.m. For more information, 817-543-4308, www.levittpavilionarlington.org/. 100 W. Abram St., Arlington. 8 Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders will clash in a World Super-Middleweight title unification blockbuster. AT&T Stadium will continue to implement a series of health and sanitization policies and procedures and are following guidelines from the CDC and public health officials. For more information and tickets, https://attstadium.com/events/canelo-vs-saunders/. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011. 11-13 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons & Mozart presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium. Also, MOZART: Symphony No. 39. Experience the majesty of music with conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya and violinist Benjamin Baker. Due to COVID-19 city and government mandates, seating capacity and inventory for this performance may be limited. Performance 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary. For more information, 817-665-6000, https://bit.ly/3xefrcR. 3401 W. Lancaster Ave. 13 Billy Bob’s Texas-Eric Gales at the 81 Club. Tickets $25, $40 & $60. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza. 14 After Hours in the Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Enjoy the beauty of the Garden after hours. Unwind with the jazz music of Sheran Keyton and The Joe Rogers Trio while enjoying an adult beverage and tasty bites. Mingle in the Leonard Courtyard and revel in the blooms of the adjoining Fuller Garden. Event 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets $10 for members and $20 for non-members. For more information and to purchase tickets, https://bit.ly/3negF3f. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. 15,16 “37th Annual Main Street Fest” - A Craft Brew experience in Grapevine Texas. This year’s event has been re-imagined and harkens back to a simpler time when admission was free and businesses were truly the heart of the festival! Bistros, cafes and boutiques will extend their storefronts onto Main Street to provide alfresco dining and shopping experiences.


See jugglers and acrobats, enjoy live music, and play in brand new kids areas with chalk art and craft activities. Savor your favorite festival foods and treats for kids of all ages. Hours 11 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information, www. grapevinetexasusa.com/main-street-fest/. 325 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051. 20 “Sid’s Kids At Home Studio Online Workshop” at the Sid Richardson Museum. Experience this free online opportunity for creative children. Visit their Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube pages to follow along with a new recorded art lesson. Art activities can be done at home with commonly accessible materials. Pre-recorded online. Share your work on social media at #SRMatHomeStudio. For more information, 817-332-6554, https:// bit.ly/3sLqEya. 309 Main St. 21,22 Billy Bob’s Texas-Gary Allan. Tickets $25, $65 & $85. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza. 28 Billy Bob’s Texas-Kody West. Tickets $16, $25 & $32. Performances 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza. 28-July 3 Mariachi Girl at Artisan Center Theater. Ten-year-old Carmencita dreams of

being a mariachi singer and one day joining in performance with her father. However, her father clings to a long-held family tradition of male-only mariachis. When Carmencita's teacher offers her a book about a female mariachi, everything changes for "Cita" as she sees a possibility of her dream becoming a reality. Can she celebrate her own heritage and expand her father's view of the world? Mariachi Girl is an uplifting bilingual family drama about reaching for your dreams and is filled with vibrant original mariachi music. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053. 30 Mexican National Team vs. Iceland at AT&T Stadium. Mexico’s game against Iceland will serve as a critical preparation match for the Concacaf Nations League Finals. AT&T Stadium will continue to implement a series of health and sanitization policies and procedures and are following guidelines from the CDC, NFL and public health officials. For more information and tickets, https://attstadium.com/events/2021-mexicannational-team-vs-iceland/. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011. 30 Billy Bob’s Texas-Working Dogs of Tejas. Tickets $15 & $20, $10 for veterans. Performance 7 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

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three intimate entertainment areas showcasing talented singer-songwriters, European-style theatrical street performances with gravity-defying stunts and new activity and game areas for the kids. While the festival will feel different, guests with a hankering for turkey legs and funnel cakes will still be able to enjoy their favorite festival foods plus more than 50 brews from 11 states at the Craft Brew Experience, sponsored by Gaylord Texan Resort.   Admission to the 37th Annual Main Street Fest is FREE. To address COVID-19 concerns, a modified duty of care has been adopted to keep guests safe. Coupons will be replaced by touchless payments in the form of Magic Money for festival food and drink, while established businesses will accept traditional payment methods. Funds can be loaded onto a Magic Money app or Magic Money Gift Card, available for purchase from an onsite kiosk. Magic Money kiosks are located at various locations on Main Street. There is a $3.50 activation fee. For more information about Grapevine or Main Street Fest, please visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA. com/MainStreetFest or call 817-410-3185.

Grapevine CVB Celebrate Grapevine Businesses and American Craft Brew Week at the 37th Annual Main Street Fest “Reimagined”

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