Wednesdays Are Movie Nights

Join your friends and neighbors for a Summer Movie Night in Sundance Square every Wednesday, starting June 1 and ending June 29. Each free movie begins at dusk–around 8:45-9:00 PM. Games and other entertainment will start at 7:30 PM, with giveaways, and exclusive offers from Sundance Square retailers.

Sundance Square Plaza, while privately owned, is a welcoming space to all. For the enjoyment of everyone, please abide by the code of conduct. Please, no outside food or drink. Your support of our merchants helps keep this event free! This is a smoke free (non-smoking) event. There are many nearby eateries that will gladly provide you with food. Please bring your chairs and blankets, but pets are not welcome at this event. You’ll want to leave Fido at home.

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Here’s a look at the entire movie schedule so you can make your plans:

6/1 – My Big Fat Greek Wedding

6/8 – Aladdin

6/15 – Little Giants

6/22 – Sleepless in Seattle

6/20 – Paddington (2014)

Sundance Square Plaza is located at 420 Main Street.  Starting tomorrow night, June 1, you’ll enjoy watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and snuggle up under the stars for a fun night of laughs and entertainment.

Annie Ambles to Sundance Square Plaza to see a funny movie

Double Feature

More is always better. Right? If you’re a fan of double dip ice cream cones, two or more pizza slices, and the free refillable coffee cup, you’re Annie’s kind of person. Taking that into consideration, just think how wonderful it is going to be tonight to have music provided to us by two of Fort Worth’s fine jazz groups.

Sundance Square’s Band on the Bricks should be called Bands on the Bricks tonight as the Paschal High School Jazz Ensemble plays in downtown from 5:00 until 6:00 PM. Young musicians play their hearts out. Annie for one is grateful. You can buy food and drink to eat in the Square, too, between the two performances.

After a thirty minute break, the East Fort Worth Community Jazz Ensemble takes the Sundance Plaza Stage at 6:30 PM and plays until 8:00 PM. More jazz to lift your spirits and get your feet tapping. Annie hopes the weather cooperates, especially after last night’s storm blew through downtown.

You will need to pay for parking if you come for the 5:00 PM performance, but after 6 PM, it’s free on the streets and in some lots. Please, please, please, pay for that hour and don’t chance getting a ticket. The traffic citation bicycle people come by every 10-15 minutes. Believe you me, you will get a parking ticket if you don’t pay.

Annie Ambles to Sundance Square Plaza to hear some mighty fine jazz

Lonesome Dove Part I.–“Leaving”

If you’re a fan of the Lonesome Dove TV mini-series, you’ll want to put May 20 on your calendar. Starting at 6:30 pm on that Friday night, the Sid Richardson Museum of Western Art will show the first episode.

It’s free, but you do have to register. Today Annie learned that there are only nine (9) more available seats. Go to the Museum’s web site <www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org/event-info> to reserve your seat. You may also register through the Museum’s Facebook page. This one’s for you, Michael.

The outstanding staff will make you feel welcome and even provide popcorn, candy, and soda/water. It’s a fun night. The other three episodes will be scheduled later, so check back to see when each will be shown. Annie thinks episode 2 is on June 17, but registration for that showing has yet to open.

Sid Richardson Museum's photo.

Annie Ambles to the Sid Richardson Museum to see Episode 1 of Lonesome Dove

Band on the Bricks

It’s going to be a great evening to drive or walk to Sundance Square Plaza to hear a fun Austin band–The Nightowls. The free music begins at 6:00 PM. Bring a sandwich or buy something at the Plaza. Don’t worry about paying for parking. It’s free after 6:00 PM.

Annie Ambles to Sundance Square

Your Choice

My goodness, where did April go? Here we are at the end of the month staring our last Friday in the face. What to do? Where to go? As Annie sees it, we have three choices–Mayfest, Latin Express, and Sid Richardson Museum. Let’s look at each, taking into consideration the impending storm forecast by our weather-casters.

Mayfest opens at 9:30 this muggy Friday morning for special needs children. If you love and care for one of these darlings, by all means go to Forest Park and enjoy the activities. If not, you’ll have to wait until 3:30 this afternoon to enjoy the activities, food, and music. Bring your umbrella! There is an admission charge this afternoon.

Well, your choices have shrunk to two. Stacey at Central Market just told me that the free Latin Express live music experience has been cancelled due to the weather; however, tomorrow night Canta will be playing Latin pop, classic rock, and big band music, starting at 5:30 PM and ending about 9:00 PM. Central Market is at I-30 and Hulen, actually 4651 West Freeway. If you want to call to be sure of its events, call 817-989-4700.

The Sid Richardson Museum of Western Art is having a free lecture tonight at 6:30 PM. Please call 817-332-6554. to make a reservation as space is limited. While you’re there, browse the current exhibit Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story. You’ll see items related to our own Archer City novelist Larry McMurtry’s much loved novel that was made into a four-part TV mini-series.

Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story exhibition poster

Annie Ambles wishes she could be two places at once

 

Yoga at Sundance Square

Sundance Square Yoga and Boot Camp

The TV weather folks are predicting a beautiful Saturday with sunshine and nice temperature. It’s about time, don’t you think? Even the next day, they are saying we’ve going to be having more rain, but why worry. Just concentrate on being at Fort Worth’s Sundance Square at 8:30 AM, Saturday, April 23, for a free group yoga class. Yes, yes, Annie knows that it’s early, but you can do it.  If you missed today’s session, plan on coming to the next one in two weeks on May 7 and every other Saturday through June.

Bring your mat, towel, and water, even family and friends. Kick that body into high gear as you prepare for the weekend. Don’t worry if you’re a beginner, this class is for all levels. After you exercise, you can reward yourself with breakfast at the new Yolk cafe or at the Corner Bakery (love those cinnamon buns). Get a fruit smoothie right there on the Square or a cup of coffee–your choice.

Stick around until 10:30 to walk over to Bass Hall for a tour where you’ll go on stage, back stage, on all the levels, and out on the balcony to commune with the angels. It’s a fun 30-45 minutes, and it’s a free every Saturday event.

While you’re downtown, you may want to walk through the new H & M store that’s in the old Barnes and Noble space, or you can take a free tour of the Sid Richardson Western Museum to see the Lonesome Dove exhibit.

Annie Ambles to Sundance Square

 

Tea and Talk

In this fast paced world of ours, it’s refreshing every now and then to just press the pause button and take a little time out. If you’re feeling the stress of civilization, Annie has just the remedy for you, just for today, just for an hour. Amble on over to the Sid Richardson Museum on Main Street just a block off Sundance Square for Tea and Talk. The event is free, but you will need to pay for parking.

Every first Wednesday of the month, Leslie, the Director of Adult Education at the Sid Richardson, is the hostess for an informative time that will give you a greater appreciation of the Museum’s Western art and put the spring back in your step. She or one of her staff will lead the assembled group in a discussion of a couple of paintings. Annie is always astonished to hear what others in the group see and say. Insights are gained, and fun is had.

After the educational part of the hour, the group adjourns to the back room to enjoy some refreshments. We always have tea and assorted treats after our talk. It’s a fun way to spend your lunch time and perhaps meet new people who will become friends.  See you there at 12 noon today.

Annie Ambles to Tea and Talk at the Sid Richardson Museum