Race down to Fort Worth this weekend for plenty of fun events

Happ'nin' Town! Have you noticed how much is going on in Fort Worth this weekend?

The Cowtown hits the streets Saturday with its largest number of runners ever, more than 19,200. If you want to sign up, you need to trot downtown to Sundance Square and enter today. There is no registration on race day.

The annual ADDY Awards gala for the American Advertising Federation of Fort Worth is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ashton Depot. Event chairwoman Amanda Gibson and committee members René Smith, Krystal Lewis, Lori Campbell, Susan Cook and Lindsay Hendon have put together a creative evening titled "Who's Your Addy?" Besides dinner and awards, attendees get to view the best in creative advertising for the year.

Get tickets by calling Smith at 817-336-6824.

"Butterflies in the Garden," featuring 12,000 butterflies from North, Central and South America, Africa and Malaysia, opens Saturday at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Conservatory. It runs through April 4.

Proceeds will benefit the education and environmental projects of the Fort Worth Botanical Society and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. They, along with the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and the Fort Worth Garden Club, are hosting the event.

To buy tickets, visit

Pizza is on tap for 7 tonight to enjoy while watching the 1971 film The Boy Friend (Rated G) starring Twiggy and Broadway legend Tommy Tune. This fundraiser for Arts Fifth Avenue includes an exhibit of memorabilia from Tune's personal collection and a silent auction of artwork and jewelry by local artists.

It's casual dress and a minimum $10 donation to attend, but call ahead to ensure that you get a slice of pepperoni and cheese: 817-923-9500.

Also tonight, the Amon Carter Museum hosts a members preview of the "American Moderns on Paper" exhibit that opens to the public Saturday.

This exhibit of masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Conn., will be introduced by Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, chief curator and Krieble Curator of American Painting and Sculpture. The exhibit will include American art icons Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe and others. The exhibit is free to the public.

To become a member and enjoy intimate previews such as tonight's soiree, visit

Next week is for fashionistas! Neiman Marcus Fort Worth invites all to their Ridgmar mall location for The Fashion Rules! Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. This event kicks off a storewide celebration of modern fashion and benefits Affair of the Arts on April 24, a fundraiser for the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

To RSVP for Fashion Rules, call 817-989-4646. Stay tuned to SocialEyes for more info on Affair of the Arts.