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Things To Do in DFW this weekend: November 12-15

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2020 Texas Country Music Awards

The Texas Country Music Association promotes and supports the Texas Country Music and Christian Country Music industries. During this ceremony they will give out 23 Awards. Plus, Texas Country Music Association’s prestigious “Trailblazer Award” will be presented to Mr. Radney Foster for his long-standing career and the unprecedented success he’s obtained in songwriting, singing and performing. Of course, you’ll get a bunch of great country music.

Headlining: Neal McCoy

Performances by: Brandon Rhyder, Zane Williams & The Wild Blue, Curtis Grimes, Holly Tucker, Scotty Alexander, Will Carter, Saints Eleven

Honky Tonk Stage / Emerging Artist’s Stage: Aaron Copeland, Jade Marie Patek, Hayden Haddock, Jon Stork, George Navarro

Where: Billy Bob’s, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth

When: Sunday, November 15th, Doors: 2 p.m., Pre-show: 4:30 p.m., Awards: 5:45 p.m

Cost: $20- $75

More info: https://billybobstexas.com/events

2020 Texas Country Music Showdown

It’s 10 Texas Country Bands, and one full day of Texas Country in the Stockyards with bands competing to be the Texas Country Music Showdown 2020 Grand Champions! The winner will be announced at the 2020 Texas Country Music Awards on November 15 at Billy Bob's Texas. Grand Champion band receives a full prize package provided by the Fort Worth Stockyards Heritage Development, who also provides the judges for this event. It’s a free event, followed by a free country concert with Scotty Alexander.

Where: Fort Worth Stockyards, Exchange Ave, Fort Worth

When: Saturday, November 14 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Cost: Free

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/371034207412934/

Billy Bob’s Concerts

Concerts are finally back at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth. This weekend there are a full slate of performances. On Friday night Josh Ward hits the stage. And on Saturday, Michael Salgado plays. Billy Bob’s reminds you to arrive early, as COVID-19 protocols mean it will take longer than normal to get into the venue.

Where: 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth

When: Friday at 10 p.m. and Saturday at 8p.m.

Cost: $16 - $65 and up

More info: https://billybobstexas.com/events

Denton Freedom House AMAZINGRace

This event will bring the community and many families together to learn more about Denton Freedom House Ministries through their challenging and adventurous race. This creative race will better familiarize you with their ministry while causing you to work as a team and push yourselves mentally, physically and spiritually. You can choose the “family version” that will allow your small group or family to hunt for special items that you have to photograph or take a video of and submit. Your participation in this race will help support our men and women’s home as well as our food pantry.

Where: Zera Coffee, 420 E. McKinney, Denton

When: Saturday, November 14, 7:30 a.m. registration; 8:30 a.m. start

Cost: $30 for Adult version; $35/car for family version - includes lunch

More info: https://dentonfreedomhouse.org/2020/10/27/amazingrace-is-here/

Disney on Ice presents: Dream Big

It’s all your favorite tales, including Frozen, Aladdin, Moana, Coco, and more, told Disney on Ice style.

Where: American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave, Dallas

When: November 12th - November 15th

Cost: $20 - $100

More info: https://www.disneyonice.com/dream-big/dallas-tx-american-airlines-center

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) and Fort Worth Botanic Garden invites visitors to see their newest exhibit “Topiaries in the Garden,” running Oct. 16, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Featuring 12 plant-based animal shapes, such as elephants, giraffes, and butterflies, the displays are sure to stimulate a sense of wonderment and fascination.

Where: 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth

When: Now through June 30, 2021

Cost: $6 - $12

More info: https://www.fwbg.org/events

Fort Worth Pizza Fest 2020

Get ready to feast at the first ever Fort Worth Pizza Fest! It’s a block party-style celebration featuring Pizza Trucks, a Pizza Eating Contest, Kids Bounce Land, Live Shows, and a Beer and Wing Garden. Fort Worth’s best pizza parlors and trucks will be there serving their delicious pies. Your admission ticket does not include pizza. You’ll buy that directly from the vendors.

Where: The Yard W7th, 3017 Morton St, Fort Worth

When: Sunday, November 15, Noon - 9 p.m.

Cost: $7 - $10

More info: https://pizzafestfortworth.com/

Gospel At The Muse - "hallelujah!" Concert

JERWINN LAND and KEVIN GREENE team up to share a night of praise, performing traditional and contemporary gospel music from the heart. This performance is presented by The Black Academy of Arts and Letters.

Where: Clarence Muse Cafe Theater at 1309 Canton St., Dallas

When: Saturday, November 14, 9 p.m.

Cost: $10

More info: https://www.tbaal.org/

Holiday at the Arboretum

Holiday at the Arboretum is one of Dallas’ favorite holiday traditions. You can stroll the garden to see the 25-foot-tall beautifully decorated Victorian-style gazebos that represent each of the 12 Days of Christmas. Also stop by the Christmas Village. Hours are extended into the evenings, the garden becomes aglow with over one million lights. Enjoy visits with Santa Claus, entertainment, shopping, food & beverage options and more.

Where: 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas

When: Daily Saturday November 7th thru December 31

Cost: $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $12 for children 2-12, and free for Arboretum members and children under two. (Tickets are a bit more expensive for nighttime entry).

More info: https://www.dallasarboretum.org/

iPhone Nature Photography Workshop

From BRIT: “Join artist Tuba Öztekin Köymen for an morning, outdoor photography workshop during the peak of fall color. Learn the best camera settings and dozens of tips for taking great outdoor photos with your smartphone amidst the colorful beauty of the Fuller Garden. After class visit more of the Botanic Garden's hot spots for great fall color, including the Japanese Garden.”

Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth

When: Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m. to Noon

Cost: $30 - $35

More info: http://www.brit.org/botanical-arts-and-crafts/iphone-nature-photography-workshop

Last Ditch Drive-In Concert Series: Matthew and the Arrogant Sea

The pandemic has been extremely tough on the brewery industry. Armadillo Brewing Company is getting creative with their concert series. They’re calling it a last ditch effort to stay in business while waiting to get the go ahead that it’s safe to reopen. So this concert with Matthew and the Arrogant Sea is being held drive-in style. There will be food (from Boca 31) and drinks for purchase. You’ll also need to purchase a spot to park your vehicle. No alcoholic beverages are allowed inside of vehicles. But you can sit in your lawn chair and enjoy yourself.

Where: Armadillo Ale Works, 221 Bell Ave, Denton

When: Saturday, November 14th, 6 p.m.

Cost: $10 - $60

More info: https://www.prekindle.com/promo/id/530927495298042524

Life in Stitches: Embroidery Workshop

From the DMA: “It’s the first-ever Arts & Letters Live “Life in Stitches” event, a writing and embroidery workshop inspired by the To Be Determined exhibition. It will encourage self-reflection and making personal connections with art throughout history and across cultures, revealing the resilience within us all during past and present struggles and fostering community.

After enjoying a brief overview of themes in the exhibition by staff and viewing the exhibition on your own, participants will be guided to write a six-word memoir inspired by their viewing experience and reflection on life during the pandemic. Then staff will facilitate an embroidery workshop, teaching participants how to stitch their written memoir.”

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood St, Dallas

When: Sunday, November 15, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $25 - $35

More info: https://dma.org/programs/event/life-stitches-embroidery-workshop

Mayor Price’s Superhero Bike Ride

Hop on your Huffy and join Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price for a Superhero Bike Ride on Saturday, November 14 from 3 - 5 p.m. at the Fort Worth Water Gardens. The theme is SUPERHEROES, as they honor the heroes on the frontlines battling COVID-19. Protective masks are required to be worn before/after the ride and anytime bicycles are not in motion. And don’t just dress the part of a hero, be one by donating to the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Convention Center parking garages and street parking will be available.

Where: Fort Worth Water Gardens, 1502 Commerce, Fort Worth

When: Saturday, November 14,

Cost: Free, donations accepted

More info: www.teamtafb.org/BetsyBikes

Perot Museum: Reopened to the Public

The wildly popular Perot Museum of Nature and Science continues Friday, Saturday, and Sunday hours after reopening last month. There are new public-health protocols, ticketing procedures, reduced hours, and 25% occupancy limits. Because of the strict occupancy limits, guests should purchase their tickets online ahead of time for their timed entry into the Perot.

Where: 2201 N Field St., Dallas

When: Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: $13 (Youth 2-18), $18 (Seniors 65+), $20 (Adults)

More info: https://www.perotmuseum.org/

Pocket Sandwich Theatre: Attack of the Killer Mutant Leeches (Closing Weekend)

From PST: “OOH...AAH...HURRAH...!!! Opening on October 16 in time to celebrate the Halloween season! Attack of the Killer Mutant Leeches, one of the Pocket’s infamous audience-participation comedy spoofs, premieres! Monstrous things occur as monstrous creatures appear in the swampy Everglades to prey on the unfortunate inhabitants of Muskeg County, Florida. We used to say "What could be worse?!! What could happen?!!" We don't say that anymore. Online ticket sales only. *Please note that because of today's circumstances that popcorn-tossing is prohibited but we have a few other fun ideas up our sleeves!”

Where: Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E Mockingbird, Suite #119, Dallas

When: Friday and Saturday - 8 p.m.

Cost: $19.50 - $21.50

More info: https://www.pocketsandwich.com/

River and Blues Fest

Head down to the banks of the Trinity and take in the River & Blues Festival in Fort Worth. From longtime favorites to soulful up-and-comers, this fest has a great lineup of music all for a good cause. A portion of the concert’s proceeds, as well as a $1 guarantee from every ticket sold will go directly to the Ronald McDonald House Fort Worth. Hear the unique sounds of: Charley Crockett, Maddie & Tae, Kody West, Bart Crow, Samantha Fish, Casey James, and more.

Where: Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St, Fort Worth

When: Friday, November 13th at 4 p.m.; Saturday, November 14th at 3 p.m.

Cost: $55 - $90 and up

More info: https://riverandbluesfest.com/

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