Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio – Aug. 30 from 1 to 1:45 p.m., Kimbell Art Museum. Free program introduces children (ages 12 and younger) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio art project. The theme for this week is “Monster Portraits.” Pre-registration is not required. Sign up 1 hour before the program begins at the museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion.
Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival – Aug. 29-31, Bedford City Hall grounds. Sample great barbecue and hear live music. Admission is $7 online, $10 at gate, weekend pass for $15. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Clear Fork Music Festival - Aug. 30, Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth. Full-day music and art experience. Food truck vendors on site. General admission $30 per person, $60 for VIP and $75 for super-VIP.
Animal Meet & Greet – Monday, Sept. 1, Fort Worth Nature Center. Join the staff for an animal meet and greet and learn about why we have our animal ambassadors and their natural history. Maximum 50 participants per session. First Come, First Served. At 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Free with paid admission ($5 adults, $2 kids)
Scare Tactics: 6 by Hitchcock – Aug. 29-31, The Modern. The Lone Star Film Society’s ArthouseFW and the Modern finish out the summer with an exciting series showcasing six pivotal Alfred Hitchcock films. See a schedule here. Tickets are $5-8.
WestFest - Aug. 29-31, West, TX. Czech-themed festival with musical performances, parade, polka dancing, kolaches and more. $8 adults, $6 kids.
Music at West 7th – Aug. 29 and 30, Crockett Square in Fort Worth’s West 7th district. Performances start at 6:30 p.m. each night. Deanna Valone plays Friday, The Brehms play on Saturday.
Kids Fish – at Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine. Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. kids can fish inside this outdoor superstore. They provide the poles, bait and fish.
Farmhouse on the Grapevine Prairie – Saturday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at Nash Farm. This program, appropriate for kids in grades 3-7, explores what life was like during the time of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie. Theme for this week’s event is “Summer Harvest.” Activity fee of $3 per person.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.