Arlington Weekend Buzz: June 22-25, 2017

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Robert Earl Keen at Levitt Pavilion Arlington

Like its major fund-raising concert in the fall, proceeds from the June 23 Robert Earl Keen concert will help the Levitt offset the costs of producing  more than 50 free concerts a year with original, professional music artists. Keen, a member of the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fameis known for classics such as “The Road Goes On Forever,” “Corpus Christi Bay,” “Whenever Kindness Fails,” “Gringo Honeymoon” and “Dreadful Selfish Crime.” The concert evening begins at 7:30 p.m. with popular Texas country artist, Cory Morrow. Robert Earl’s concert begins at 9 p.m. General seating tickets are still available on the Levitt Pavilion Arlington website.

Connecticut Sun vs. Dallas Wings at College Park Center

The Wings return home this Sunday, June 25 for a game against the Connecticut Sun at The University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center in Downtown. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. CT.  To purchase tickets, fans can go to www.dallaswings.com or they can call the box office at (817) 469-9464. The Wings play all home games at College Park Center, a state-of-the-art 7,000-seat arena located at 600 S Center St, Arlington, TX 76019. Fans can help send Dallas Wings players to this year’s WNBA All-Star game in Seattle. Click here to learn more about how to vote.

Six Flags Over Texas

Spend the weekend at Six Flags Over Texas with all your friends and family celebrating all things summer. Enjoy some delicious summer-time favorites hot off the grill along with American-sized thrills on our roller coasters such as BATMAN The Ride, SUPERMAN: Tower of Power and MR. FREEZE: Reverse Blast. The Joker free-fly coaster is also open at Six Flags. After being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill, riders flip head-over-heels up to six times along the weightless journey. To plan your visit in advance, head over to the Six Flags Over Texas for park hours and ticket information.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor 

From thrilling slides to relaxing pools, Arlington residents and visitors will be happy to hear that Hurricane Harbor is now open. The water park in Arlington’s Entertainment District will be open Thursday through Sunday, June 15-18, 2017. Hurricane Harbor will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor features 47 acres of water wonderland to enjoy. Spend the day zooming down the adventure slides, or just kick back in the sun and relax with your friends. Be sure to check the latest forecast using the City’s Weatherbug before you head out. Simply click on the icon found on our home page.

Milton H. Greene: Women Exhibit at Arlington Museum of Art 

This summer, the Arlington Museum of Art will continue its tradition of photography exhibits with Milton Greene: Women, which opened on May 13 and will run through Aug 6. “Photography has been a huge success at the Arlington Museum of Art,” Hightower said. “Our two most attended exhibits, Ansel Adams and Vivian Maier, were photography exhibits. I chose Milton Greene’s work because he was famous for his work with celebrities in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Frank Sinatra.” The Arlington Museum of Art of located at 201 W. Main Street. For more information, visit the museum website.

Arlington Animal Services Mobile Pet Adoption Event

Join Arlington Animal Services for a tail-wagging, family-friendly, pet-saving community event this Saturday, June 24 at the PetSmart located inside the Arlington Highlands. Adorable adoptable pets looking for new homes will be available for immediate adoption! The event gets underway at 10:30 a.m. and runs until 3:30 p.m. PetSmart is located at 203 E. Interstate I-20, Suite 101, Arlington, TX 76018. For more information about Arlington Animal Services, please call 817-459-5898 or visit www.arlington-tx.gov/animals.

Mickey Gilley at Arlington Music Hall

Mickey Gilley, an American country music singer and musician, takes the stage this Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Arlington Music Hall in Downtown. The concert gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Mickey Gilley has 39 hit songs, of which 17 went to the top of the country charts. Although he started out singing straight-up country and western material in the 1970s, he moved towards a more pop-friendly sound in the 1980s, bringing him further success on not just the country charts, but the pop charts as well. Residents and visitors can purchase tickets for this show on the Arlington Music Hall website or call the box office at 817-226-4400.