Looking for fun things to do in Fort Worth this weekend? Here are 8 of our top picks for Jan. 21-23

Joan Marcus
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Here are some fun ways to spend this weekend in Tarrant County.

“Hamilton” musical at Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall

  • When: Through Feb. 6

  • Where: Bass Performance Hall

  • How much: $99 to $499

  • Buy tickets: basshall.com

Hit musical “Hamilton” came to Fort Worth starting Jan. 18. Blending hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, “Hamilton” tells the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton. Shows start at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. and run for two hours and 45 minutes.

Lunar New Year festival in Grand Prairie

  • When: Through Jan. 30

  • Where: 2615-2625 W Pioneer Pkwy, Grand Prairie

  • How much: Free

  • More information: asiatimessquare.com

Welcome the Year of the Water Tiger this weekend. Every year, millions of Southeast Asians around the world celebrate the Lunar New Year. Asia Times Square, a development near Arlington that is one of the largest Asian markets in Texas, hosts the region’s biggest annual Lunar New Year Festival with tens of thousands of visitors during its six-day run. The 15th annual festival will take place between January 21-23 and 28-30.

Yekwon Sunwoo piano concert and conversation

  • When: Jan 22, 2 p.m.

  • Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.

  • How much: $20-$50

  • Buy tickets: basshall.com

Yekwon Sunwoo, a Cliburn Competition gold medalist, returns to Fort Worth this weekend. He will take part in a concert and conversation at the Modern, moderated by Buddy Bray, with insights on his life since his 2017 win, as well as plenty of music.

Starry Night in Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

  • When: Through Jan. 23

  • Where: Choctaw Stadium, 1090 Ballpark Way, Arlington

  • How much: Adults $34.90, children $19.90

  • Buy tickets: feverup.com

Have you ever dreamt of stepping into a painting? Well, now you can. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a 20,000-square-foot light and sound show featuring two-story projections of the artist’s most compelling works. In a virtual reality interactive, you’ll be guided on a 10-minute journey through “A day in the life of the Artist.” You’ll discover the inspiration behind eight of his iconic works, including “Bedroom at Arles” and “Starry Night Over The Rhone.” Plan to be there for 60 to 75 minutes. The experience is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the weekend.

Wish You Were Here: Carroll Swenson-Roberts art exhibition

When: Through Jan. 29 Where: Artspace111, 111 Hampton St., Fort Worth Information: artspace111.com

Artspace111 presents a solo exhibition of works by Dallas artist Carroll Swenson-Roberts. The mixed-media drawings and paintings are filled with symbolism, pulling inspiration from her own experiences with family, marriage, motherhood, travel, home, pets, music and gardening.

Milton Avery art exhibition

When: Through Jan. 30 Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. Information: themodern.org

Avery is considered one of North America’s greatest 20th-century colorists. This exhibition features a selection of 70 paintings from the 1910s to the mid-1960s that are among his most celebrated. These works portray scenes of daily life, including portraits of loved ones and serene landscapes from his visits to Maine and Cape Cod.

LaVar Walker stand-up comedy

  • When: Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.

  • Where: 309 Curtis Mathes Way, Arlington

  • How much: $60 to $240

  • Buy tickets: ticketweb.com

The Chicago comedian performs at Arlington Improv. Walker won a national comedy championship and has been praised by celebrities Shaquille O’Neal and Kevin Hart. He has appeared on “Uptown Comic,” “The Mo’Nique Show” and BET’s “ComicView.” His YouTube video featuring an impression of rapper TI has more than 1.6 million views.

Both Sides Now art exhibit

  • When: Through Jan. 29

  • Where: Art Room, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth

  • More information: artroomfw.org

A modern mix of Western and folk art featuring local and regional artists David Alcantar, Gerald Bell, Judge Bermes, Kim Brewer, Glenn Downing, Sara Lee Hughes, Jackdaw, MOM, Christy Stallop and Camille Woods.

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