Arlington Weekend Buzz: July 13-16, 2017
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on July 13, 2017, July 13, 2017

 July 13-16, 2017

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Arlington Public Library's ArlingCon Convention

Grab your favorite cosplay costume and gather with fellow superhero fans this Saturday for ArlingCon, Arlington's annual comics, anime, and sci-fi convention. ArlingCon, hosted by the Arlington Public Library and the University of Texas at Arlington, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 15 at UT Arlington's University Center, 300 W. 1st Street. This free community event, open to all ages, includes workshops and panel discussions as well as a cosplay runway, cosplay contest, vendor and artist hall, exhibits, game room and more. For more information about the event, including a full schedule of workshops and panel discussions, visit the ArlingtonCon web page.

Coffee & Crafting at Dottie Lynn Recreation Center

Get crafty with Arlington Parks and Recreation over coffee and breakfast at Dottie Lynn Recreation Center! Each month, staff will teach you how to make adorable crafts to take home and provide the supplies. They will also serve breakfast, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and more to enjoy while working on your project. Summer Coffee and Crafting dates are Saturdays July 15, and August 5 from 9:15 - 11 AM. $15 per person. Register online. Dottie Lynn Recreation Center is located at 3200 Norwood Ln, Arlington, TX 76013.

Levitt Pavilion's 2017 Summer Concert Series

The annual summer concert series continues this Friday, July 14, 2017. Visitors will be able to attend a free concert under the stars three nights a week, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through July 23. A few artists set to hit the stage this summer include Ambrosia, La Tropa F, Reckless Kelly, Sarah Jaffe, Los TexManiacs with Flaco Jimenez and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Bluegrass Band. Click here to view complete summer concert calendar. For more information, you can also visit the Levitt website or download the free mobile app, Levitt Arlington. The Levitt also has a 24-hour information line at 817-543-4301.

Pinocchio Commedia - A Youth Production at Theatre Arlington

Pinocchio Commedia opened at Theatre Arlington in Downtown last Friday, July 7 and runs until this Sunday, July 16, 2017. The commedia flavor gives the story of Pinocchio additional vigor and excitement without losing the charm and significant message of Carlo Collodi's famous story. Saturday features both a matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening show at 7:30. Sunday features a matinee at 2 p.m. Seating begins 30 minutes prior to curtain. Regular tickets are $13 and can be purchased at

The Sound of Music in Austria by Timeless Concerts

Timeless Concerts is excited to introduce the Trio Phantasy of Austrian composer Joseph Marx (1882-1964) to an Arlington audience this Saturday, July 15 at 8 p.m. Most of the compositions by Marx were art songs, and gained such popularity, that he was hailed the successor to Schubert and Hugo Wolf as song composer. The performance will take place at the Arlington Museum of Art in Downtown. Tickets are $32 for general admission, $27 for seniors, $15 for college students and kids under the age of 18. They can be purchased online at

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

From thrilling slides to relaxing pools, Arlington residents and visitors will be happy to hear that Hurricane Harbor is now open all week. The water park in Arlington's Entertainment District will be open Thursday through Sunday, July 13-16, 2017. Hurricane Harbor will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor features 47 acres of water wonderland to enjoy. Spend the day zooming down the adventure slides, or just kick back in the sun and relax with your friends. Be sure to check the latest forecast using the City's Weatherbug before you head out. Simply click on the icon found on our home page.

Six Flags Over Texas

Spend the weekend at Six Flags Over Texas with all your friends and family celebrating all things summer. Enjoy some delicious summer-time favorites hot off the grill along with American-sized thrills on our roller coasters such as BATMAN The Ride, SUPERMAN: Tower of Power and MR. FREEZE: Reverse Blast. The Joker free-fly coaster is also open at Six Flags. After being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill, riders flip head-over-heels up to six times along the weightless journey. To plan your visit in advance, head over to the Six Flags Over Texas for park hours and ticket information.

Chicago Sky vs. Dallas Wings at College Park Center

The Wings return home this Sunday, July 16 for a game against the Chicago Sky at The University of Texas at Arlington's College Park Center in Downtown. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. CT. To purchase tickets, fans can go to or they can call the box office at (817) 469-9464. The Wings play all home games at College Park Center, a state-of-the-art 7,000-seat arena located at 600 S Center St, Arlington, TX 76019.

Milton H. Greene: Women Exhibit at Arlington Museum of Art

This summer, the Arlington Museum of Art will continue its tradition of photography exhibits with Milton Greene: Women, which opened on May 13 and will run through Aug 6. "Photography has been a huge success at the Arlington Museum of Art," Hightower said. "Our two most attended exhibits, Ansel Adams and Vivian Maier, were photography exhibits. I chose Milton Greene's work because he was famous for his work with celebrities in the '50s, '60s and '70s such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Frank Sinatra." The Arlington Museum of Art of located at 201 W. Main Street. For more information, visit the museum website.

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