Wednesday November 11
At 6pm, The Phoenix — an organization on a mission to build an active, sober community — hosts a Poetry Night at Sundance Square (SundanceSquare.com/Map, 817-403-5977). This arty social event also features a workout element, if that interests you. The activity details and exact meet-up location will be emailed to you upon registration at ThePhoenix.org/Find-A-Class. What is the price of admission? The only cost is 48 hours of sobriety.
Thursday November 12
Ask any Grey’s Anatomy fan. They will tell you that COVID-19 may very well have saved one of the characters. Like many good things in our life, filming stopped abruptly on the Grey’s set in the spring and robbed us of a season finale. Rumors abound that one character was to have been killed off. (In case this is a spoiler alert for you, I will not mention who was about the meet their dark and twisty end.) At 8pm, grab your person and tune in to ABC for the much-anticipated two-hour Season 17 premiere. Not only will you catch up with your favorite characters, but you will also see how fictional Seattle Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital deals with the pandemic. (Is this a local happening? No. Is anything else important happening this day? No. Only this. Fight me.)
Friday November 13
From 4pm to 11pm, enjoy Day 1 of River & Blues Fest at Panther Island Pavilion (395 Purcey St, 817-698-0700). Headliner Charley Crockett will be sure to belt out his appropriately named mid-pandemic hit “Hard Times” at some point in his set that starts at 9:55pm. The concert also features Elaina Kay (4pm), Grady Spencer & The Work (5:10pm), Southern Avenue (5:40pm), and Kody West (8:10pm). Along with this musical experience, a partnership with Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth allows attendees to give back locally. A portion of the proceeds — and $1 guarantee from each ticket sold — goes directly to RMHFW. Tickets are $55 for GA, $160 for VIP, or $300 for Platinum per day. To see the Sat lineup and buy tickets, go to RiverAndBluesFest.com.
Saturday November 14
If you are a fan of music memorabilia, art, collectibles, jewelry, and the like, head to Rail Club Live for the Heavy Metal Hoarders event. The trade show is from noon to 6pm, with live music from 1pm to closing by Fade the Ace, James Norton, and Ribcage. Tickets are $5 for the trade show, $10 for the concerts, or $15 for both at RailClubLive.com.
Sunday November 15
From noon to 4pm, go to Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. (701 Galveston Av, 817-810-9266) for Rahr to the Rescue Holiday Dog Adoption. Photography by Sheila will be on hand for you and your pup to take a picture with Santa. There will be beer and food for sale. The dogs on hand who are available for adoption come from Forever Family Rescue Foundation. This event is free to attend, but donations are encouraged. Any donations collected will go to support Fort Worth Animal Care.
Monday November 16
Holiday shopping is starting early in the Stockyards. From 10am to 6pm, Maverick Western Wear (100 E Exchange Av, 817-626-1129) hosts a Holiday Trunk Show for Richard Schmidt Jewelry Designs. Vintage Boho Bags will also be on hand, showcasing some authentic Louis Vuitton handbags embellished with a Western flare. This event is free to attend (save your cash for shopping), but an RSVP email is requested to RSVP@MaverickWesternWear.com.
Tuesday November 17
If you are dissatisfied with the Fletcher’s Corny Dogs being peddled at a certain Texas chicken chain and are still craving the State Fair variety you missed this year, then today is your day. From 3pm to 8pm, Fletcher’s is back with a pop-up event at Turning Point Beer (1307 Brown Trl, Bedford, 817-705-8817). Fletcher’s will be on-site serving corny dogs, funnel cakes, and lemonade at the City of Bedford’s request.
8 Days a Week
From 9am to 5pm daily thru Dec 12, attend the 4th Annual Small Works Show at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center (1300 Gendy St, 817-738-1938). Presented by Art Room, this event features art small enough to hold in one’s hand, including drawings, printmaking, photography, and three-dimensional works. More than 100 artists’ entries are on exhibit, suspended together “like pieces in a large community puzzle” for your viewing pleasure. This exhibit is free to attend, but donations are appreciated at FWCAC.com.