Arlington Weekend Buzz: June 19-21, 2015
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on June 18, 2015, June 18, 2015


Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel.

Arlington Public Library's 1st Annual ArlingCon

Comic book fans in Arlington rejoice! The first ever ArlingCon comes to the Hereford University Center on the University of Texas at Arlington campus this Saturday, June 20 from 12-5 p.m. The event will feature appearances by local artists, a swag table with giveaways, Lego scenes, tabletop games, 80s mix-tape sing along, a free screening of Guardians of the Galaxy and much more! Arlington Public Library has partnered with University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, Wild West Comics and Penguin Books USA to make this event possible. Free and open to the public.

World Juggling Day

World Juggling Day arrives at River Legacy Park and Groovy Goods this weekend in The American Dream City, welcoming people of all ages and skill levels. Arlington Flow Arts Collective is meeting next to the playground at River Legacy from 4-6 p.m. and then invites everyone to make their way over to World Juggling Day at Groovy Goods. This free event runs from 6-11 p.m. at the store located at 3415 S. Cooper St. and is for the whole family to enjoy. The worldwide celebration is sponsored by the International Jugglers' Association.

Spartan Sprint Obstacle Course at AT&T Stadium

If you're looking for a mix of fun and intense exercise this weekend, you can register to participate in the Spartan Sprint Obstacle Course at AT&T Stadium this Saturday, June 20! The muddy sprint is fun for everyone from beginners to seasoned athletes. The event kicks off at 7:30 a.m. with elite men and women's races, followed by the morning session from 8-11 a.m. and the afternoon times from 11:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will also be a kids race for ages 4-13. Waves of more than 200 racers will be released every 15 minutes. For more information about the event, including registration prices, please visit

Green Mountain Energy 2015 Summer Concert Season at Levitt Pavilion

It's time for more free summer concerts at the Levitt Pavilion! This year's Green Mountain Energy 2015 Summer Concert Season continues Thursday, June 18 with The Roomsounds, a foursome from Dallas with a bluesy southern tinge. On Friday, June 19, it's Hudson Moore, who topped the Texas Music chart in December 2012 with his debut single, titled Fireworks. The classically trained South Florida twosome, Black Violin, takes the stage on Saturday followed by the passionate and soulful music of Gedeon Luke & the People on Sunday. All concerts start at 8 p.m. The Levitt Pavilion's Summer Concert Series continues every Thursday through Sunday until July 12. For more information, please call 817-543-4308.

Arlington Museum of Art Presents Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910

Art lovers can check out a new exhibit at Arlington Museum of Art in Downtown this weekend! The exhibit contains almost 200 pieces from avant-garde Post-Impressionist artists working in a new French "modern" style. Built around the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, painter of scenes and artists from the famed Paris theatre the Moulin Rouge, this expansive exhibit will explore the anti-establishment movement among artists seeking alternative means to bring their art to a broad public and break out of the traditional molds. The exhibit is open to the public until Sunday, August 16, 2015.

Fantasy in Sand

Fantasy in Sand featuring The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a unique family experience that tells the story of characters we all know so well - Dorothy, Toto, the Wizard, the Wicked Witch of the West, the Scarecrow and more - through intricately carved sand sculptures, some of which are 20 feet tall. Tickets are on sale now at General admission tickets are $19.99 with discounts available for kids (ages 11 and under), active military and groups. The experience is located at Parking Lot F by Globe Life Park in Arlington and will run through Sunday, August 23. The experience will stay open late on weekend nights when the Texas Rangers play home games so baseball fans may enjoy both events while in Arlington.