Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for July 13-15, 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 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. George W. Hawkes Downtown Library 

Bring the family out to enjoy the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library this weekend, with multiple events planned for all ages! Children ages 0-5 years old are welcome to join the library staff for Creative Time at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 13. They will have a different fun craft or activity each week. Art Hour gets underway at 11 a.m. on Friday. Children ages 5-12 years old can join the Arlington Public Library for an hour of art. There will also be STEAM for Ice Cream on Saturday, July 14 from 3-4 p.m. Guests will explore ice cream through the ages–from Victorian hand cranking to futuristic flash-freezing techniques. Please visit www.arlingtonlibrary.org for a complete calendar of events and activities.

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. Hurricane Harbor

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 7 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Continuing this Friday, July 13 through August 10, the water park will play your favorite films on a Texas-sized big screen over the iconic wave pool.

5. Six Flags Over Texas — HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity Opens Saturday!

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, including the debut of the ultimate Super-Villain thrill ride—HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity (opening Saturday, July 14). The park’s operating hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. For more information on Six Flags Over Texas tickets, shows, rides, attractions, and events, visit sixflags.com/overtexas.

6. Mobile Pet Adoption Event at PetSmart in the Arlington Highlands

Join Arlington Animal Services for a tail-wagging, family-friendly, pet-saving community event this Saturday, July 14 at the PetSmart in the Arlington Highlands, 203 E. Interstate I-20, Suite 101, Arlington, TX 76018. Adorable, adoptable pets looking for new homes will be available at the mobile adoption unit from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for immediate adoption. Golden PAWS will be at this event with handmade blankets, pet toys and other treasures available with your donation.

7. Theatre Arlington presents: Stellaluna (Youth Production)

Theatre Arlington presents the youth production of Stellaluna this weekend in Downtown, based on the children’s novel by Janell Cannon. The show opens this Friday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. and runs through Sunday, July 22. Stellaluna is appropriate for audiences aged 4 to 12. Please note: Theatre Arlington does not allow children under 3 years old into the theatre.

  • Friday — 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday — 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday — 2 p.m.

8. 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, The Texas Cartel will perform at 9 p.m. On Saturday night, residents and visitors can check out Benton Lawson. Lawson is a dynamically diverse singer, songwriter and guitarist with a unique style, personality, and sound. That show gets underway at 9 p.m. Grease Monkey is located at 200 N Mesquite St, Arlington, TX 76011.

9. Live Music at J.R. Bentley’s

57 Sauce is set to perform this Friday, July 13, 2018 at J.R. Bentley’s in Downtown Arlington. The group plays a wide variety of songs in the genres of Funk, Rock and Reggae. The show starts at 8 p.m. On Saturday, the Kerosene Drifters will perform. 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.

10. Shows at UTA Planetarium

UTA Planetarium continues to offer shows to residents and visitors. This includes Spacepark 360: Infinity, a planetarium show designed to recreate the experience of amusement park thrill rides, roller coasters, pendulums, inverters and more. For a complete schedule of shows and other inquiries, please visit www.uta.edu/planetarium or call 817-272-1183.

Ticket prices:

  • Adults — $6.00
  • Seniors, Children & Students — $4.00
  • UTA Students — $3.00
  • Children under 3 — Free