Weekender for Fri., Nov. 6, 2009
Tonight (Friday) is the last First Friday on the Green, an outdoor concert series at Magnolia Green Park that started, oh, a few months ago. (Gotta shut it down ’cause winter’s coming and stuff.) Fort Worth’s alt-country-ish Orbans are headlining. They’ll be preceded by Texas Music purveyors Luke Wade and No Civilians. Bring your friends (of either or both the two- and four-legged varieties), a blanket or something to sit on, and some folding money for the hooch and food that’ll be available for sale. Do not bring anything else (which means: NO coolers). As always, the show is free, but organizers encourage you to bring individually wrapped snacks and/or Capri Sun drinks for November’s beneficiary, Fortress Youth Development Center, a nonprofit organization for at-risk children and teenagers. The park is located at the 1100 block of Lipscomb between Magnolia Avenue and Rosedale Street. The series is put on by Fort Worth South, Inc. along with Coors Light, Chadra Mezza & Grill, Sloan Clark State Farm Agency, Urban Green Build, Center for the Healing Arts, and Yucatan Taco Stand, and yours truly, the Fort Worth Weekly.
The other notable shows tonight (Friday) are not nearly as middle-of-the-road but no less worthwhile. At Lola’s Saloon-Sixth (2736 W 6th St, in the W 7th Street corridor, 817-877-0666), the bill includes Fort Worth’s Great Tyrant, California’s Embers, and Dallas’ Vorvadoss. At The Aardvark (2905 W Berry St, by TCU, 817-926-7814), the geeks will come out at night. Headlined by party-rapper MC Chris, tonight’s festivities also involve the funk band Whole Wheat Bread and the videogame-obsessed I Fight Dragons.
The Atlas Sound/Broadcast show scheduled for tomorrow night (Saturday) at Hailey’s has been canceled due to scheduling/travel problems. Ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase.