Economy have you down? Buck up with a cheap visit to Cowtown.
Fall Festival in the Japanese Garden
What: Traditional Japanese dance, music, martial arts, papermaking, bonsai, ikebana, and tea ceremonies.
Why: Turn a new leaf.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. (817-871-7685).
The Ashton Hotel
What: A deluxe room special with chocolate-dipped strawberries for $189 just for DailyCandy readers.
Why: Warm chocolate chip cookies at turndown.
When: Thru Dec. 29.
Where: 610 Main St. For reservations, call Debbie Rubin at 817-333-0322.
Artists Against AIDS
What: The silent art auction benefits the Tarrant County AIDS Interfaith Network with food, music, and an open wine and beer bar.
Why: Be vocal.
When: Sat., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1309 Gendy St. (817-738-1938). Tickets at 817-923-2800.
The Post-Impressionists: Van Gogh
What: A 50-minute film about the artist and his struggle against poverty, loneliness, and mental illness.
Why: It’s an earful.
When: Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. (817-332-8451).
What: The legendary country crooner sings live.
Why: High times.
When: Sat., 10:30 p.m.
Where: Billy Bob’s Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plz. (817-624-7117). Tickets online at ticketmaster.com.
Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering
What: A heritage celebration with live music, swing dancing, rodeo stunts, and fiddle contests.
Why: Country time.
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards. Tickets at 888-269-8696 or online at cowtowncoliseum.com.