Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for May 18-20, 2018

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1. Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s 2018 Concert Series

2018 will be a year of celebration for Levitt Pavilion Arlington as it begins its 10th year of free music. The concert season will be packed with some of the Levitt’s most popular artists over the last nine years. Summer concert dates are May 18 through July 22. Fall concerts are Aug. 31 through Oct. 21. Concert nights will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Family Movie Night will be on Thursdays June 7 through July 12. Most concerts and movie nights are at 8 p.m. Summer concerts and movies after July 3 will begin at 8:30 p.m. For more information, please visit levittpavilionarlington.org.

2. Dallas Wings Home Opener at College Park Center

The Dallas Wings will open at home at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20 when they host the Atlanta Dream at College Park Center in Arlington. The home opener will be part of the WNBA’s #WNBAAllDay ESPN programming schedule, which includes a full slate of games on Sunday with all 12 teams in action. After making an appearance in the 2017 WNBA Playoffs led by three-time all-star Skylar Diggins-Smith and 2017 WNBA Rookie of the Year Allisha Gray, the Wings look to hold a promising 2018 campaign with the inclusion of 6 foot, 8-inch Australian Center Liz Cambage. To purchase tickets, fans can call 817.469.9464 or by visiting dallaswings.com.

3. Cut! Costume and Cinema at Arlington Museum of Art

The Cut! Costume and the Cinema exhibit, which starts Saturday, May 19 and runs through Sunday, August 12, allows visitors to step onto the movie set with 43 costumes from 27 period films. Some highlights include Johnny Depp’s costume from Pirates of the Caribbean, pieces from the Costume Academy Award winner, The Duchess,  and Emmy Rossum’s gown from The Phantom of the Opera. The Arlington Museum of Art is located at 201 W. Main St. in Downtown Arlington’s growing cultural arts district.

4. Footloose: The Musical at Theatre Arlington 

Footloose: The Musical continues on the live stage at Theatre Arlington this weekend and runs through June 3 in Downtown. A heartfelt story about fathers and son emerges and celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people and guiding them with a warm heart and open mind, complete with all the Oscar and Tony-nominated Top-40 songs you love!

The performance schedule for Footloose: The Musical is included below:

  • Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

5. Hurricane Harbor

You’ve been waiting all winter, and the season is finally here! It’s time to break out the swimwear, slather on the sunscreen, and dust off your sunglasses for a fun-filled season at Hurricane Harbor! This summer season is sure to rock with plenty of activities for the entire family. Cool off with the kiddos at Hook’s Lagoon with four mini slides, water sprayers and shallow water to splash around in. For the thrills seekers in the family, hop onto Tornado and travel down the 132 foot slide in the mouth of a gigantic funnel. Hurricane Harbor will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

6. Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, continues its 57th season in The American Dream City. The park will open this weekend for guests to enjoy their favorite coasters and attractions, while preparations continue for the late spring debut of the ultimate Super-Villain thrill ride—HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity. The park’s operating hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Six Flags Over Texas tickets, shows, rides, attractions, and events, visit sixflags.com/overtexas.

7. Arlington Parks & Recreation’s Food Truck Friday — LAST CHANCE

Leave your leftovers and brown bag lunches at home. Arlington Parks and Recreation’s fantastic Food Truck Fridays lunch series continues in Downtown Arlington. This event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram St. The park is located next to the Levitt Pavilion, just south of City Hall, in the heart of Downtown Arlington. To check out this week’s food truck line-up, please visit www.naturallyfun.org/foodtruck.

8. Burgers & Brews at Ventana Grille

Come try some of Ventana Grille’s new burgers, including the Frito Pie Burger and Cilantro Lime Burger, at the restaurant’s Burgers and Brews event on Friday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Ventana Grille will also be featuring craft beers from Revolver Brewing. Walk-in’s welcome. Please call (817) 548-5047 for more info. The restaurant is located at Tierra Verde Golf Club, 7005 Golf Club Dr, Arlington, TX 76001.

9. Live Music at Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club

Head over to Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club in Downtown Arlington for two nights of live music this weekend. On Friday night, Devin Leigh performs at 9 p.m. His solo work is a mixture of rockabilly, country, blues, and southern rock, infused with fiery guitar. On Saturday night, residents and visitors can check out Van Darien. Raised on folk and rock’n’roll, lyrical stories & blues groove drive the heart of her musical vehicle. That show gets underway at 9 p.m. Grease Monkey is located at 200 N Mesquite St, Arlington, TX 76011.

10. Live Music at J.R. Bentley’s

Emma Walsh is set to perform this Friday, May 18, 2018 at J.R. Bentley’s in Downtown Arlington. The show starts at 8 p.m. On Saturday, enjoy live music from the Bryan Lucas Band. That show also begins at 8 p.m. Situated in a historic home, J.R. Bentley’s has the feel of an authentic English pub and features several local and area bands throughout the year. The venue is located at 406 W Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010. You can find a complete calendar of events at www.jrbentleys.com.