Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for August 24-26, 2018
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on August 23, 2018, August 23, 2018

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1. Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium

The Dallas Cowboys return to action at AT&T Stadium in Arlington's world-class Entertainment District for the team's third NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. Kickoff for the game is at 7 p.m. CT. on Sunday, August 26. If you can't make it to the game, it will be nationally televised on NBC. The team will return to Arlington for its first home game at AT&T Stadium against the New York Giants at 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, September 16. Tickets are available at for all Cowboys home games.

2. Live Music at Texas Live!

Check out live music this weekend at Texas Live!, the new $250 million world-class dining, entertainment and hospitality district located near the Rangers' Globe Life Park and Cowboys' AT&T Stadium in The American Dream City. Arlington Backyard, a 5,000-capacity outdoor event pavilion, is expected to host more than 250 events annually. This week features The Inspiration Band at Texas Live! and Jerrod Niemann at the Arlington Backyard on Thursday, August 23. Both performances start at 8 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, Hazard County takes the stage at Texas Live!, while the 80's VS 90's hosted by Chris Kirkpatrick of N'Sync gets underway at 8 p.m. at the Arlington Backyard. Click here for information about Texas Live! parking.

3. Mobile Pet Adoption Event at PetSmart in the Arlington Highlands

Join Arlington Animal Services for a tail-wagging, family-friendly, pet-saving community event this Saturday, August 25 at the PetSmart in the Arlington Highlands, 203 E. Interstate I-20, Suite 101, Arlington, TX 76018. Adorable, adoptable pets looking for new homes will be available at the mobile adoption unit from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for immediate adoption.

4. Hurricane Harbor

It's time to break out the swimwear, slather on the sunscreen, and dust off your sunglasses for a fun-filled season at Hurricane Harbor! This summer season is sure to rock with plenty of activities for the entire family. Cool off with the kiddos at Hook's Lagoon with four mini slides, water sprayers and shallow water to splash around in. For the thrills seekers in the family, hop onto Tornado and travel down the 132 foot slide in the mouth of a gigantic funnel. Hurricane Harbor will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

5. Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, continues its 57th season in The American Dream City. The park will open this weekend for guests to enjoy their favorite coasters and attractions, including the ultimate Super-Villain thrill ride—HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity. The park's operating hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Six Flags Over Texas tickets, shows, rides, attractions, and events, visit

6. Splash Into September at Hugh Smith Indoor Pool

As summer comes to an end, the pools will be closing for the season. However, if you purchased an outdoor season pass for City pools, then you can still use it through September at Hugh Smith Indoor Pool. Keep summer going after school starts with open swim hours every day of the week. Features include a perfect 86 degree water temperature year round, handicap access, and changing room and restroom facilities. For more information about open swim hours, please call Hugh Smith Indoor Pool at 817-275-0513 or visit Arlington Parks & Recreation's website.

7. Live Music at Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club

Head over to Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club in Downtown Arlington for two nights of live music this weekend. On Friday night, Acoustic Hash will take the stage at 9 p.m. featuring Brian Davis (Guitar/Vocals) and John Geyerman (Vocals/Guitar). On Saturday night, residents and visitors can check out Radio Love Bus, a group influenced by Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, Steve Miller Band, Damien Rice, The Beatles, Al Green, Alice in Chains, The Black Keys and Otis Redding. That show gets underway at 9 p.m. Grease Monkey is located at 200 N Mesquite St, Arlington, TX 76011.

8. Live Music at J.R. Bentley's

Check out live music from Ryan Vande Brake this Friday, August 24, 2018 at J.R. Bentley's in Downtown Arlington. The show starts at 8 p.m. Situated in a historic home, J.R. Bentley's has the feel of an authentic English pub and features several local and area bands throughout the year. The venue is located at 406 W Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010. You can find a complete calendar of events at Regular hours of operation are Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 5 p.m. to midnight.

9. Theatre Arlington presents: The Sweetest Swing in Baseball

Theatre Arlington presents The Sweetest Swing in Baseball this weekend in Downtown, by Rebecca Gilman. The show runs through Sunday, August 26. The Sweetest Swing in Baseball is appropriate for audiences aged 16 and up and does feature adult language.

  • Thursday — 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday — 8 p.m.
  • Sunday — 2 p.m.

10. Shows at UTA Planetarium

UTA Planetarium continues to offer shows to residents and visitors. This includes Spacepark 360: Infinity, a planetarium show designed to recreate the experience of amusement park thrill rides, roller coasters, pendulums, inverters and more. For a complete schedule of shows and other inquiries, please visit or call 817-272-1183. The Planetarium will be closed from September 1-14 for repairs.

Ticket prices:

  • Adults — $6.00
  • Seniors, Children & Students — $4.00
  • UTA Students — $3.00
  • Children under 3 — Free
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