Arlington Father’s Day Weekend Buzz: June 16-19, 2016
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on June 16, 2016, June 16, 2016

Arlington Father’s Day

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Arlington Public Library 's 2nd Annual ArlingCon

The second annual ArlingCon will take place this Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University of Texas at Arlington 's University Center. Hosted by the Arlington Public Library and UTA, this free event features a full day of fun for all ages, including workshops, panel discussions and cosplay. The 2016 event has grown enormously from its first year, which featured just three workshops, compared to this year 's 20. Admission and parking for ArlingCon is free. For more information about the event, including a full schedule of workshops and panel discussions, visit the ArlingCon web page.

Father 's Day Events List by Arlington CVB

Looking for a great place to celebrate Father 's Day with dad in The American Dream City this Sunday, June 19? The Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau has an extensive list of restaurants and other hot spots on its website offering discounts and special prices for Father 's Day. Alley Cats and Six Flags Over Texas also have tons of fun planned for dad this weekend. At Six Flags, Season Passholders can pick a day from Thursday, June 16 through Sunday, June 19, to bring a friend free. All you have to do is present your Season or Membership Pass at the front gate and you 're in.

Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series

The Levitt 's Summer Concert Season runs through July 17. Concerts are on Thursday through Sunday nights at 8 p.m. until July 7, when concerts begin later at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday morning Children 's Concerts are at 9:30 a.m. June 8-29, and the Levitt 's new Family Movie Nights are at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings June 8 through July 6. Levitt audiences are seated on an open lawn on blankets or lawn chairs. Picnics and coolers are welcome, but no glass containers, please. Free parking is available in lots all around the pavilion. The complete summer calendar, information about the artists, what to bring to the Levitt, where to park and much more are on the Levitt 's website, and on the free Levitt Arlington mobile app available for iPhone and Android.

Vivian Maier: Lost and Found Exhibit at Arlington Museum of Art

Virtually unknown photographer Vivian Maier took close to 200,000 photographs while she worked for over 40 years as a nanny primarily on Chicago 's North Shore. Born in New York City, Maier 's hauntingly beautiful images of street life in the City, Chicago, and Los Angeles weren 't discovered until the contents of an abandoned storage unit packed with hundreds of thousands of negatives, hundreds of rolls of film, some printed work and audio recordings were auctioned off. It was then that her talent came to light and told the story of a true creative genius whose life remains shrouded in mystery to this day. Join us for a celebration of life through the lens of Vivian Maier. The exhibit is open at Arlington Museum of Art until Sunday, August 21, 2016.

' Dinner by the River ' Food Truck Fridays

Join Arlington Parks and Recreation this week for the final Food Truck Friday ' Dinner by the River' event at River Legacy Parks (Elm Grove Pavilion) at 701 NE Green Oaks Blvd. Join them this Friday, June 17 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. They will feature a new lineup of food trucks for you to try out. Bring your friends and family for a great time filled with music, fun, delicious food! While you 're out there you can partake in classic summertime fun, with games like Cornhole and Giant Jenga and Connect 4 courtesy of Viridian. Feel free to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets as seating is limited.

Arlington Music Hall Presents Gary Morris

Having performed for Kings, Queens, Prime Ministers and every US President beginning with Jimmy Carter, Gary Morris is an exceptional talent who has amassed varied fans from around the World. Morris is a prolific songwriter, but is best known for his recording of ' Wind Beneath My Wings,' which went to number one and won song of the year from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM). The concert takes place at Arlington Music Hall this Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. featuring special guests Cliff Price and Rodney Walls. For more information about tickets to this show and upcoming concerts, please visit Arlington Music Hall 's website.

$1 Kid-Friendly Movies at Studio Movie Grill

Need an air-conditioned escape for your kids this summer? Studio Movie Grill in the Arlington Highlands is hosting its Children 's Summer Series Monday through Friday for $1. The Children 's Summer Series will run every week through Sept. 2. The movies change on a weekly basis but include several classic movies such as Shrek and Horton Hears a Who. All movies begin at 11 am. Whether the kids will be enjoying the movie for the first time or for the 10th, it 's a great way for the family to cool off on a hot summer day here in the American Dream City. Click here to see a full list of movies playing each week as part of the Children 's 2016 Summer Series!

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