Weekend Buzz: June 7 – 9, 2024
By Office of Communication
Posted on June 06, 2024, June 06, 2024

Portrait of cheerful father carrying son while swimming in pool at resort.

Here are a few ways you can enjoy your weekend in The American Dream City. 

City of Arlington Pools and Splash Pads

It's officially pool season! Find more information like pool hours and admission costs by clicking here.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor 

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the largest waterpark in North Texas, is open daily for the 2024 season daily through Sunday, Aug. 11 and then will be open during Saturday and Sunday the rest of August. Hurricane Harbor offers guests more than 40 rides, slides, attractions, and pools across a sprawling 47 acres with three million gallons of water. Families can enjoy the adventures of Splashwater Beach and Hook’s Lagoon and experienced thrill seekers can take on Tsunami Surge, Typhoon Twister and Wahoo Racer. One of the park’s newest attractions is Banzai Pipeline, a four-story waterslide complex boasting three unique body slides that will spin, splash, and swirl guests down nearly 300-feet. For more information, including park hours, special events, dining options and to purchase tickets, please visit www.sixflags.com/hurricaneharbortexas.

Theoria Eclipsium: Curiosity, Captivation, Connection

UTA Libraries Special Collections is proud to present Theoria Eclipsium: Curiosity, Captivation, Connection, an exhibition featuring over 500 years of Eclipse History! The exhibition features maps, rare books, and photographs from Special Collections and shows that regardless of time period or scientific knowledge, eclipses bring us together! This exhibition was produced in collaboration with students in Dr. Kim Breuer's Medieval Science and Technology class. The exhibit will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., inside UTA Libraries Special Collections, on the sixth floor of Central Library until Saturday, Aug. 31, 2024. Eclipse glasses and other giveaway items will be available for viewers of the exhibit, while supplies last.

Arlington Museum of Art’s Three Exhibitions 

The new Arlington Museum of Art in the Entertainment District features three new exhibitions, Pompeii: The Immortal City, One Point Five Degrees, and Youth Art Month. For ticket information, click here

Little Explorers – Downtown Library 

Stop by The Play Room at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library on 10 a.m. Fridays for a morning of play-based learning.  This come-and-go program will vary week-to-week as librarians explore art, math, science, engineering, and fine motor skills.  Join the Arlington Public Library for a playfully discover the world around us! Designed for ages 1-4. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the APL at (817) 459-6900 or by email at [email protected].

Family Storytime – Southeast Branch Library

 Join the Arlington Public Library’s fabulous library staff to sing, read and wiggle during storytime at the Southeast Branch Library 10:30 a.m. Fridays. This storytime is geared for ages 2-5. They will read books, sing songs, and have an activity after the program each week. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (817) 459-6900 or by email at [email protected].

Tween Design Club

 Architecture! Fashion! Movie sets! Book covers! Websites! Inventions! Theme parks! Whether it's the buildings we live in, the vehicles we ride, the clothes we wear, or the objects we use, design is all around us. This club is dedicated to the design thinkers of the future. This summer, the Arlington Public Library will gather each week to focus on one interesting topic to explore, then we will develop our own unique designs based on these discussions. The event takes place 2-3 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2024, at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library’s Children Play Room. For ages 9-13 ONLY. No registration necessary. To encourage peer camaraderie, club members are encouraged to attend meetings as many weeks during the summer as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (817) 459-6900 or by email at [email protected].

Creativity Corner 

 Swing by the Southeast Branch Library 3-4:45 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2024, and dive into your creativity with this school-age through teen process art program. Each week will have a theme and sensory element to offer us inspiration and guidance as you work to make an original piece of art using a wide array of supplies (including but not limited to buttons, pipe cleaners, baking soda paint, watercolors, yarn). Creativity Corner is part of our Supporting Neurodivergent Access to Programming series.  Because this program uses hot glue and some small-sized craft supplies, it is not recommended for very young children. Each week this program is available while supplies last. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (817) 459-6900 or by email at [email protected].

Date Night/Group Pottery Lesson

 In this lesson, students will learn beginner wheel skills and make several forms. It takes place 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2024, at Catalyst Creative Arts. Each student will keep the best two forms they made and then choose a glaze color to be applied and fired by studio staff. Return 1-2 weeks to pick up completed pottery. Click here for purchasing information.

Rangers host San Francisco Giants    

 Your hometown Rangers host the San Francisco Giants for a three-game weekend set at Globe Life Field 7:05 p.m. Friday, June 7, 3:05 p.m. Saturday, May 8, and 12:05 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2024. Ticket information can be found on the Rangers’ website

Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series 

 Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s Summer Concert Series continues starting 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2024, with Hayes Carll with Abbey Brown & The Sound. The concert is free. Open seating is available on the lawn. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs. You also can bring your own food and coolers with beverages, including alcohol, but no glass containers, please. Parking is free. For directions to the Levitt, please see Directions & Parking.

Chicken and Biscuits at Theatre Arlington

 Check out ‘Chicken and Biscuits’ at Theatre Arlington. A laugh-out-loud comedy, following the Jenkins family as they come together to celebrate the life of their father, hopefully without killing each other. But any hopes for a peaceful reunion unravel when a family secret shows up at the funeral. The show runs from Friday, June 7 until Sunday, June 23, 2024. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, and then 2 p.m. Sunday. Purchase tickets on-site or at Theatre Arlington’s website

An Evening with Mac McAnally

 Record setting ten-time Country Music Association Musician of the Year, Mac McAnally, performs 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2024, at Texas Hall. Get your tickets by clicking here.

Shows at Arlington Music Hall

 The Arlington Music Hall has shows you can enjoy this weekend. You can experience two showings of Laura’s Dance Dynamics 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8 and then 6 p.m. Sunday, June 9, Andres Lopez En La Pelota De Letras. Click on the event for ticket information.  

Pet Adoptions Event 

 Join Arlington Animal Services mobile adoption truck will be PetSmart at Arlington Highlands with furry friends to meet 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2024. Stop by to visit with an adoptable pet to get some pet therapy and possibly a forever friend. Cannot make it to the event? See adoptable pets by clicking here - or meet them in-person at Arlington Animal Services at 1000 SE Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76018, open until 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Art Workshop with Stuart Hausmann

 This Pride month, celebrate unity, kindness, and acceptance in this painting class presented by award-winning artist, author, and illustrator Stuart Hausmann 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2024, George W. Hawkes Downtown Library’s Create Room. All levels of painting skill welcome. This class is limited to the first 20 in attendance and is appropriate for ages 18+.

Father's Day Refrigerator Magnets

 In this come and go class you will make fun refrigerator magnets that would be the perfect gift for the father figure in your life. The activity takes place 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library’s Tinker Room. This class is appropriate for ages 9+. While supplies last.

Day Trip – Orchestra Juneteenth Celebration

 Join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department on a trip to enjoy Orchestra of New Spain's performance in celebration of Juneteenth, featuring soprano Alfrelynn Roberts, renowned for her choral and operatic repertoire. You will get to explore the music of the Black Caribbean among others, in the orchestra's fourth annual presentation of works by Black composers. The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2024, meeting at the East Library and Recreation Center. Registration fee covers transportation and admission to the concert. Please eat beforehand, as there may not be a dining opportunity. Click here to register.

Still Life By Candlelight - Painting Series With Sam Watson

 This special painting series begins 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Catalyst Creative Arts and will be taught by local Arlington artist Sam Watson. Sam will teach techniques for painting still life in a candlelight setting. The series will continue monthly and is open to all skill levels. Some painting experience is recommended. All material provided. (16 x 20 inch canvas, $120 per person or $200 for couple). Click here for purchasing information. 

Wings host Phoenix Mercury

 Your hometown WNBA team, the Wings, host the Phoenix Mercury 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2024, at College Park Center. For more information, click here

Jackals vs. Chicago Hounds

 Your hometown professional rugby, the Jackals, host the Chicago Hounds 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Choctaw Stadium. Click here for ticket information. 

Water Marbling On Silk Scarf

 Catalyst Creative Arts is excited about this addictive activity that is fun for all ages 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2024. In this class, paint is applied to the surface of a special water bath. Floating the colors in their custom-built water marbling trays, combs, rakes and a stylus are used to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece silk scarf. The class begins with their artist giving instructions and making the first water marbled scarf to demonstrate multiple design techniques. Each person's first scarf is $48. Additional scarves per person are $30. They are prepared the exact amount of material ahead of time for each class. No refunds or credits for cancellations less than 24 hours in advance or for no shows. 

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