Arlington Weekend Buzz: June 2-5, 2016
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on June 02, 2016, June 02, 2016

Arlington Weekend Buzz

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Arlington Public Library 2016 Summer Reading Club Kickoff

This weekend, the six main branches of the Arlington Public Library system will host simultaneous kickoff events to celebrate the start of the 2016 Summer Reading Club. The East Arlington, Northeast, Woodland West, Lake Arlington, Southwest, and Southeast branches will each hold come-and-go kickoff events from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 4. Children will enjoy activities including arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, a giant hopscotch game, and more. The whole family can sign up to participate in the Summer Reading Club during these kickoff events. For those unable to attend the kickoff events, registration can also be completed online beginning June 4.

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 as they kick off their Food Truck Friday "Dinner by the River'series at River Legacy Parks (Elm Grove Pavilion) at 701 NE Green Oaks Blvd. Join them each Friday (through June 17) from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Each week 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.

Kenny Chesney Spreads the Love Tour

Country music superstar Kenny Chesney's "spreading the love'on his Spread the Love Tour 2016 with special guests Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen and Old Dominion this Saturday, June 4 at AT&T Stadium. The concert gets underway at 5 p.m. The Spread the Love Tour is the 15th headlining concert tour by Kenny Chesney in support of his latest studio album The Big Revival, released in 2014. For more information about tickets and VIP packages for Saturday's concert, please visit All guests are advised to read AT&T Stadium's current bag policy before attending this event.

The Oak Ridge Boys Celebration Tour at Arlington Music Hall

The Oak Ridge Boys bring one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry to Arlington Music Hall this Friday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition. For more information about tickets to this show and upcoming concerts, please visit Arlington Music Hall's website.

Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers

Your 1st place Texas Rangers welcome a divisional rival this weekend at Globe Life Park in The American Dream City! The Seattle Mariners are in Arlington for a three-game series Friday through Sunday. First pitch for Friday's game is at 7:05 p.m. while Saturday's game is at 8:05 p.m. Sunday's day game is at 2:05 p.m. The first 7,500 fans ages 13 and under will receive a 3/4 Sleeve A.L. West Champs T-Shirt and the first 15,000 fans ages 14 and older will receive a Cole Hamels t-shirt jersey on Saturday. There will be a post-game fireworks show after Friday's game. For more information about this weekend slate of games and ticket information, please visit the Texas Rangers website.

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