May 10th will kick the week off with various activities including morning yoga sessions and lunchtime concerts. more
For almost four hours, a completely naked man was perched on top of a billboard’s sign West 7th street near downtown Fort Worth. Incidentally, it is reported the man had recently lost his job at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar and was overheard shouting things about a girlfriend to negotiators below. Most of the Cultural District was blocked off by police barricades while the man paced back and forth, occasionally forming odd naked poses.
The Downtown Fort Worth Letter Scavenger Hunt is back for its 9th year! As many may recall, last year’s contest yielded some fun drama, and really, what is a scavenger hunt without drama? This year, the prize package consists of some great downtown goodies including over $750 worth of gifts and gift certificates from Thai Tina’s, The Bass Hall, Taverna, Milan Gallery, Healing Hands Massage Therapy, AMC Palace 9, Four-Day Weekend, and two nights at the fabulous Omni Hotel! Most fantastical! All you have to do is identify the most of the twenty-six letters we’ve found within downtown and the loot is yours! more
For the first time in seven years, storms or extreme winds do not appear to be part of the forecast during the opening of the Main Street Arts Festival. When it is windy, however, people who work or live downtown certainly do notice certain intersections or street corridors being notoriously windy. Two-time Emmy winning meteorologist Rebecca Miller of KDAF The 33 explains for us why the mere existence of high rise buildings can somehow make windy days seem much more torrential than they probably are: more
Twelve years online deserves the unveiling of a new game, doesn’t it? Presenting our new Pick Six game! You are given one of three categories, “Street Names in Downtown Fort Worth”, “Downtown Restaurants of the Past”, and “Television Shows or Movies Filmed in Downtown” — chosen at random when the game loads, though periodically we will be adding new categories to the game. You are then presented with a list of twelve items, six of which fit the category and six which do not. You have sixty seconds to identify which are the correct six by clicking on the windows of your answers. When you’ve selected your six choices, hit the red button to see how many of your six you have correct. If you have less than six, you can change your answers but you must turn a window off before turning another one on. How well are you at downtown Fort Worth trivia? Select the game off of the right-side navigation to find out!
For the first time during his seven-year reign, Moncrief had to dust off the gavel and eject a few disrespectful protesters who kept interrupting proceedings to insist the discussion about the Rainbow Room raid was pushed to the very back of the agenda, as if to imply that was some sort of homophobic move by the city to “sweep it under the rug”. At one point, openly gay city councilman Joel Burns had requested that one of the protesters be removed due to their unwillingness to remain calm and allow the meeting to proceed in order.
The evening council meetings routinely run well past midnight if they have to, only adjourning when the last speaker has spoken — as they did during this session. Even after repeated warnings for civility by Moncrief, the protesters — many who hailed from Dallas, where shouting and interruptions are a mainstay during their municipal proceedings — were not accustomed to the more relaxed non-confrontational Fort Worth approach. In the end, Moncrief was forced to summon the marshals and remove the disrespecting annoyance. View the video here.