Arlington Weekend Buzz: August 11-14, 2016
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on August 11, 2016, August 11, 2016

Bad Konigshofen Water Park

Bad Konigshofen Water Park

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End of Summer Pool Hours and Closures

Friday, August 12 is the last day to enjoy Allen Bolden, Helen Wessler, Howard More and Woodland West pools. After Friday, these four pools will be closed for the 2016 season. Bad Knigshofen and Randol Mill will remain open through Labor Day, but will be operating under new pool hours. Starting Monday, August 15 through Sunday, August 21, Bad Knigshofen and Randol Mill will only be open until 5 PM. After Sunday, August 21, BK and Randol Mill will be open weekends only through Labor Day (September, 5th). You can find a complete list of hours for all Arlington pools on the Arlington Parks and Recreation website.

Arlington ISD Mansfield ISD Back to School Events

The Arlington and Mansfield independent school districts are each hosting back-to-school events next month designed to bring the community together as well as properly equip students for the upcoming school year. The Arlington Independent School District Back to School Kickoff will be held on the west outdoor plaza and indoor platform of ATT Stadium and will run from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 13. The Mansfield Independent School District is hosting its inaugural Back-to-School Bash will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 13th at the MISD Center for Performing Arts, 1110 W Debbie Lane in Mansfield.

Star of Texas Challenge

Now's your chance to check out Arlington's newest public art, get your picture on the City's Facebook and Twitter pages and win a prize pack all at the same time. It's the Star of Texas Challenge and you can join the race. The City and the Arlington Museum of Art challenge residents to visit the 20 stars positioned throughout Arlington and check out each artist's interpretation of what makes Arlington the American Dream City!

How does the challenge work?

  • Post your photos to the Star of Texas Challenge Facebook page, tweet them at @CityofArlington or post on theCity's Instagram (cityofarlington) using the hashtags #AmericanDreamCity and #StarOfTexas.
  • You can upload all 20 photos as you go or post them all at once. It's up to you! We'll keep track of your name if you want to do them one at a time!!
  • In order to win the package of prizes you must take YOUR picture in front of all 20 stars.

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.

Theatre Arlington Presents 'Calendar Girls'

'Calendar Girls' is now open at Theatre Arlington in Downtown! When Annie's husband dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for the local hospital by creating and selling a calendar. The show runs until Sunday, August 21. Thursday performances start at 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm and Sunday matinees begin at 2 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at Theatre Arlington's website. For group sales online, enter promo code GROUP. Opening night tickets are $25 and all other performances will have the following prices:

  • Adult $23
  • Senior (62+) $20
  • Student (with valid ID) $20
  • Groups of 10+ $18.50

$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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