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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Downtown Fort Worth Nightlife

Downtown Fort Worth is a fun place to visit on Saturday nights. There's plenty going on and it's far from quiet. A trumpet player on the corner of 3rd street outside the Reata restaurant competed with the violin player across the street. Music from the band playing at 8.0s did little to deter the chess players in the Barnes & Noble coffee shop and a demonstration in Sundance Square was drowned out by everyone. We had planned to take in a play at the Circle Theater, which although small has always had plenty of last minute tickets, but they were sold out. Although disappointed, I was encouraged that the businesses in Fort Worth are thriving despite the current economic problems. We discussed other events going on and strolled down to the Jubilee Theatre. Another sold out event but we put our name on the waiting list while we strategized over Plan C. Five minutes before 8:00 we were called and shelved Plan C for another evening. The Jubilee is a small, intimate African-American theater. This was the second day of the current production "Sam Shade" and reorganizing the stage sets seemed in itself a comedy of errors but the play, which was a spoof of the noir films of the Humphrey Bogart era, was funny, and the singing was amazing. If you're in Fort Worth stop by and see what's playing there. It's well worth a visit.

1 comment:

Being Beth said...

You do such interesting things. Sounds like a wonderful evening. i agree, downtown is the place to be on a Saturday night these days.