Tooti’s top picks for Fort Worth weekend entertainment

Bundle up, bring your pet and enjoy live music at a free, Texas-sized neighborhood picnic.

The 109’s first pick for entertainment this weekend is Friday on the Green scheduled for 7 p.m.  Nov. 14. at Magnolia Green Park, 1101 Lipscomb Street.

The event is the last of seven hosted this year, “and we saved the best for last,” said Megan Henderson, Fort Worth South, Inc. events and communication director.

Three bands will be featured including Son of Stan, The War Party and the headliner The Unlikely Candidates, which will start at 9 p.m., Henderson said.

Food trucks such as Stir Crazy Baked Goods, which will be selling frigid weather favorites like hot chocolate floats and pie a la mode, will also be on hand during the winter-style event, according to

Henderson said when Friday on the Green was created six years ago the goal was to bring people back to the neighborhood. Since then, 2,000 to 3,000 people have been coming to each event.

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Second pick this weekend is Funky Finds which will showcase all handmade items. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 15 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center.

The pet-friendly event introduces a mix of more than 120 of the funkiest vendors selling unique clothing, art and jewelry, so there is something for everyone, event organizer Jessica Dougherty said.

“It’s a chance to promote local artists and to get unique gifts for Christmas,” she said.

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And if you’re in a nostalgic mood, check out my third pick of the week, Fort Worth Rock Assembly lll, a rock festival slated for 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Nov. 14 through Nov.16 at Lola’s Saloon, 2736 W. Sixth St.

According to their Facebook page, 21 local bands including Oil Boom, War Party and American 45s will be playing tribute to rock and roll songs from 1965 to 1995.

Tickets bought online include access to the show as well as a free T-shirt. Tickets cost $10 to $25 and are available at