April 5 Tacos + Tequila
The perfect combo, no? As part of the 2018 Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival, eight chefs will put their unique spin on the Texas staple and suggest complementary tequila pairings from on-site beverage vendors at the BRIK Venue. Tickets start at $50; advance purchase recommended.
501 S. Calhoun St., Fort Worth // 817/877-9333 // fortworthfoodandwinefestival.com
April 11 Sunset Boulevard
Catch the 1950s film noir classic and a sneak peek of the opera it inspired. Lone Star Film Society and Fort Worth Opera will show Sunset Boulevard on the big screen at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth followed by a preview of Don Pasquale, opening April 28 at the Fort Worth Opera. Free.
3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth // 817/738-9215 // themodern.org
April 13–14 CFW Festival
CFW (as in craft beer, food and wine—three of our favorite things) brings together local restaurants, breweries and wineries at Globe Life Park. Look for celebrity chefs and a lineup of musicians including Young the Giant, the Josh Abbott Band and Lonestar. General admission from $34.99; VIP tickets for $149.99 include concert pit access and an exclusive workshop.
1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington // cfwfestival.com
April 14 KISS Alike
Stock up on eyeliner now. The nationally touring KISS tribute band makes their way to Arlington Music Hall for a two-hour show straight out of the ’70s and ’80s. Stay for the meet and greet after the show. $20–$95.
224 N. Center St., Arlington // 817/226-4400 // arlingtonmusichall.net
April 19–22 Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival
Experience Downtown Fort Worth like never before as a mile-long stretch of Main Street transforms into a hub of art and music. Browse works from 223 juried artists and catch performances from hundreds of musicians. Pro tip: Don’t forget to wear your walking shoes. Free.
Fort Worth // 817/336-2787 // mainstreetartsfest.org
April 28–29 Fortress Festival
Following last year’s successful debut, the music fest returns to the Fort Worth Cultural District for an encore. With a little something for everyone, this year’s diverse lineup includes hipster favorite Father John Misty, indie rocker Courtney Barnett and hip-hop heavyweights De La Soul and Rapsody. Tickets start at $44.
Fort Worth // fortressfestival.com