Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for June 1-3, 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 concerts continue 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. Drivers can download Waze for free at www.waze.com/get for iOS and Android and see real-time traffic, find optimal routes, avoid road closures and more.

2. Seattle Storm vs. Dallas Wings at College Park Center

The Dallas Wings (2-3) will host the Seattle Storm at College Park Center in Arlington this Saturday, June 2 at 7 p.m. CT. The home game will also be televised on Fox Sports Southwest Plus. 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 runs through Sunday, August 12, allowing 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. Arlington Parks & Recreation’s Food Truck Friday Dinner Series

Looking to enjoy dinner outdoors? The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s fabulous Food Truck Fridays dinner series continues this week in north Arlington. This dinner series will take place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Friday night at the River Legacy Parks Elm Grove Pavilion, 701 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., until June 15. Each Friday will feature a new lineup of food trucks, allowing visitors the opportunity to taste and try out different fare. The food truck line-ups will be announced the Wednesday before each event at www.naturallyfun.org/foodtruck.

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. on Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 8 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 Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Six Flags Over Texas tickets, shows, rides, attractions, and events, visit sixflags.com/overtexas.

7. Footloose: The Musical at Theatre Arlington — FINAL WEEKEND 

Footloose: The Musical continues on the live stage at Theatre Arlington this weekend 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.

8. Lamar High School’s Fine Arts presents Little Shop of Horrors

Support the arts in our community and head over to Arlington ISD Lamar High School’s Steven D. Morris Auditorium this weekend for the Fine Arts Department’s production of Little Shop of Horrors! Weekend performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for students and $12 for adults. Lamar High School is located at 1400 W Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX 76012.

9. WWE Live at College Park Center

WWE Live returns to The American Dream City this Sunday, June 3 at 5 p.m. College Park Center is located on the campus of The University of Texas at Arlington. Shinsuke Nakamura, Jeff Hardy, Samoa Joe, The New Day, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Carmella, The Usos, Rusev Day, Sin Cara, The Bludgeon Brothers, Daniel Bryan, The Miz and many more WWE superstars will appear during the show. Tickets are still available at UTAtickets.com. WrestleMania 32 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington set an attendance record of 101,763 fans on April 3, 2016 and was the highest-grossing live event in WWE history at $17.3 million.

10. 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, Michael Padgett & Derek Larson perform at 9 p.m. On Saturday night, residents and visitors can check out 57 Sauce. The group plays a wide variety of songs in the genres of Funk, Rock and Reggae. That show gets underway at 9 p.m. Grease Monkey is located at 200 N Mesquite St, Arlington, TX 76011.