The weekend’s top 10 things to do includes Brave Combo, barbecue and the blues – Fort Worth Star Telegram

Bnois King Band

The Bnois King Band

Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival

Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival

1 Another sure thing for foodies, this event pairs blues music and barbecue each year. Big names include Delbert McClinton, Buddy Whittington, Marcia Ball, the Relatives, Buddy Guy and many more. It’s $7 online, $10 at the gate (cash only) and $15 for a weekend pass. Parking is $10-$20. Gates open 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. 200 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford.


Brave Combo

Brave Combo at the Levitt

2 Each year, the Levitt Pavilion kicks off its free fall concert series with a bang: Brave Combo and its unique brand of polka music. This year is no different. The Grammy-winning Denton band has been together for more than 30 years. Wear your dancing shoes. 8 p.m. Friday at the Levitt Pavillion in Arlington. 100 W. Abram St., Arlington. 817-543-4308;

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You’ll find food — and movies about food — at the Modern.

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Film Feast continues at Modern

3 Hungry for some movies about food? This event at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth continues Friday-Sunday, serving up classics like “Big Night,” “Like Water for Chocolate” and “Eat Drink Man Woman.” Evening screenings can be paired with cocktails and/or dinner, or consumed entirely on their own. See the complete schedule, with details about ticket prices, at 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. 817-738-9215;


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Melanie Grizzel

Four Day Weekend book launch

4 The Fort Worth troupe pretty much wrote the book on audience-engaging comedy. Now it has actually written a book: “Happy Accidents,” a chronicle of its history and positivity. See a free show and attend a book launch party at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Sundance Square Plaza in downtown Fort Worth. Don’t forget your camera; there will be photo ops.

brad paisley

Brad Paisley

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Pavilion at the Music Factory concerts

5 Irving Music Factory, DFW’s newest music venue, will be hosting concerts from artists ranging from Tom Jones to Harry Styles this fall. However, its big opening weekend — featuring comedian Dave Chappelle and singer Brad Paisley — has been canceled due to construction delays. Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy had already canceled for Sunday, citing weather concerns. Chappelle will return Oct. 26-27. Paisley’s concert was still undecided at press time. Next week’s shows — Lifehouse and Goo Goo Dolls — have been moved.


Vinyl fans have reason to visit Dallas on Saturday.

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Top Ten Records reopens

6 Nothing says love like a vinyl record, and this vintage record store in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas has received an awful lot of love lately. Fresh from a successful crowdsourcing effort, it reopens at 2 p.m. Saturday as a “nonprofit, community-run” shop with media rentals and online archive access for members. You’ll want a craft soda and one of the free collectible buttons, too. 338. W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas. 214-942-7595;

TCU quarterback

TCU senior quarterback Kenny Hill

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TCU football season opener

7 The Horned Frogs host Jackson State in the 2017 season home opener. In the Big 12 Conference preseason football media poll, TCU was picked to finish second behind Oklahoma. Tickets start at $55. Game time is 7 p.m. Saturday at the Amon G. Carter Stadium, 2850 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth. The tailgating, naturally, starts much, much earlier in the day.

Jamey Johnson

Jamey Johnson

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Maddie & Tae/Jamey Johnson at Billy Bob’s

8 Country music is all over the map this weekend at Fort Worth’s big old honky-tonk with the country duo Maddie & Tae ($16-$22) on Friday and growly singer Jamey Johnson ($18-$35) on Saturday. Both shows start at 10:30 p.m. Beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday, it’s the 5th annual Burning Bubba Festival, featuring the Quaker City Night Hawks and the headliner, Social Distortion. $30, $35 at the door. 817-624-7117;

Lenny Bruce

Joey Folsom as Lenny Bruce

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2017 Fort Worth Fringe Festival

9 Texas Nonprofit Theatres’ fest is this weekend, and it’s packed. Performances include “Lenny Bruce Is Back,” at 7 and 10 p.m Friday and Saturday, five performances of Sam Shepherd’s “The Killer’s Head” (in an immersive basement theater … yes!) and four of “The Complete Works of Willliam Shakespeare (Abridged).” All performances are at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $20, $105 for an all-festival pass. For the schedule, visit


“Private Views,” by Barbara Crane

Barbara Crane via the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

‘The Polaroid Project’ at the Amon Carter

10 Oh, snap, ‘The Polaroid Project’ exhibit closes Sunday. The show about the Land camera, loaded with lots of nostalgia-inducing art and artifacts, developed a following quickly. We’ll stop now. It’s free at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. 817-738-1933;

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