November 2015 Around Town

Around Town

Couture in a Can

One of the biggest misconceptions about women is that they ALL love to shop, but actually ALL women just like to look great and many hate the process. That is how Couture in a Can came about in 2012. Couture in a Can is a ladies’ mobile boutique that brings the store to you in their converted Airstream trailer.  They carry 20+ designers not saturated in the DFW area. Looks range from casual to business casual. The best part of shopping in the “Can”… you often leave with something fresh and updated, reason being you have stylists on hand to help you out of your fashion rut without the pressure of typical corporate retail.

You can find Couture in a Can by signing up for their newsletter @  Not your bag?  Then have them out for just yourself at the house or invite girlfriends over for girls night out.  Couture in a Can brings the fashion and cocktails and you feel like a star.  You can find Couture in a Can @ Winslow’s Wine Café the last Wednesday of every month 5:30-8:30 p.m. with the exception of November, when they will be parked there Wednesday, November 18th instead, due to the holiday.

Happy K9 Self-Serve Dog Wash

The West side just got a little bit more dog-friendly.  Just a few blocks down from the recently announced Z Boaz Dog Park is Happy K9 Self-Serve Dog Wash & Grooming, the newest way to keep your pup spruced up for all occasions!  Whether you want to wash your own dog or have our professionals pamper your pup, Happy K9’s brand new Camp Bowie location is the place to go.  Get to know them by grabbing your best friend and heading out to 6501 Camp Bowie Blvd on Saturday, October 31st for their Grand Opening Celebration from 2-4 p.m.  Bring your furry friend for the Low Cost Vaccine Clinic and the “Strut Your Mutt” costume contest.  Follow them on Facebook or check out their website

Going Local: Bannister 
Custom Homes

Locally-owned Bannister Custom Homes is bringing a fresh twist to home design in Fort Worth. Specializing in unique custom home designs, such as a modern farmhouse, a cottage-style home, or a french country estate, they build what is right for you. As second generation home-builders, Will and Leslie Bannister lead a team of expert designers, contractors, and sales’ consultants to bring their clients’ dreams to life.They specialize in cutting edge design, energy efficiency and high levels of craftsmanship. With a focus on building efficiently and economically, they respect clients’ budgets at all price points. Their team is committed to enriching the Fort Worth community through the homes they build and the neighborhoods they impact. Bannister & Co. has homes available in the neighborhoods of La Cantera, Parks of Aledo, Tanglewood, and Park Hill. Welcome home to Bannister Custom Homes. For more information visit

Panther Island Ice Returns 
for the Holiday Season

Sharpen your skates because Fort Worth’s favorite holiday tradition, Panther Island Ice, is coming back to town. The open-air ice rink will open for the holiday season on November 20. The ice rink will be open seven days a week through January 18, holidays included.

Panther Island Ice is perfect for birthday celebrations, holiday parties, large family get-togethers and many other group gatherings. This year making a reservation for your group is easier than ever! TRVA has streamlined the group reservation process and bookings are available online now. Make your reservations early as a limited number of group openings are available.

General admission, which includes skate rentals will be $11. Panther Island Ice will be located at Coyote Drive-In on Panther Island. For more information visit

Junie B. Jones Musical Comes to Casa Mañana

It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend Lucille doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore, and on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher Mr. Scary thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting.

Junie B Jones the Musical stars Laura Wetsel as “Junie B.” Ms. Wetsel is a favorite in the community, after playing popular roles such as “Pinkalicious.” Other cast members include: Brynn Smith as “Lucille/Bobbi Jean Piper,” Brandon Wilhelm as “Herb/Chenille,” Parker Fitzgerald as “Sheldon/Camille/Lennie,” Kelsey Martin as “Mother/May/Grace” and Major Attaway as “Father/Mr. Scary/Mrs. Gutzman.”

The show is directed by Casa’s director of children’s theatre and education, Noah Putterman, and choreographed by Jeremy Dumont. Additional creative team members include Samuel Rushen as lighting, Katie Dill as scenic designer, Kyle McCord as sound designer, Tammy Spencer as costume designer and Catherine Petty-Rogers as hair, wig and make-up designer.

Ticket prices range from $16 to $35 and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.,3000 or by visiting Tickets are also available at the Casa Mañana Theatre box office, 3101 West Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth.

Performance dates and times are as follows: Friday, October 16 at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 17 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday, October 18 at 2 p.m., Friday, October 23 at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 24 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday, October 25 at 2 p.m., Friday, October 30 at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 31 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 1 at 2 p.m.