Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for August 3-5, 2018
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on August 02, 2018, August 02, 2018

Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel.

1. Orioles vs. Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington

The Texas Rangers host the Baltimore Orioles at Globe Life Park in Arlington this weekend for a four-game series. The Rangers will play at 7:05 p.m. CT on Thursday through Saturday, and at 2:05 p.m. CT on Sunday. Fans will enjoy a fireworks show after the game on Friday. The first 15,000 fans will also receive a On Saturday, the first 15,000 fans will receive an Allstate Vladimir Guerrero Hall of Fame Bobblehead and the first 15,000 fans will get a on Sunday. Get tickets online at, by calling 972-RANGERS, or at Globe Life Park box office locations.

2. George W. Hawkes Downtown Library

Bring the family out to enjoy the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library this weekend, with multiple events planned for all ages! Children ages 0-5 years old are welcome to join the library staff for Creative Time at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, August 3. They will have a different fun craft or activity each week. Art Hour gets underway at 11 a.m. on Friday. Children ages 5-12 years old can join the Arlington Public Library for an hour of art. Families can also celebrate the last day of the Summer Reading Club. There will be STEM activities, crafts, storytimes, and performers from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday. Please visit for a complete calendar of events and activities.

3. Cut! Costume and Cinema at Arlington Museum of Art

The Cut! Costume and the Cinema exhibit runs through Sunday, August 12, allowing visitors to step onto the movie set with 43 costumes from 27 period films. Some highlights include Johnny Depp's costume from Pirates of the Caribbean, pieces from the Costume Academy Award winner, The Duchess, and Emmy Rossum's gown from The Phantom of the Opera. The Arlington Museum of Art is located at 201 W. Main St. in Downtown Arlington's growing cultural arts district.

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 7 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Continuing this Friday through August 10, the water park will play your favorite films on a Texas-sized big screen over the iconic wave pool.

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 9 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. For more information on Six Flags Over Texas tickets, shows, rides, attractions, and events, visit

6. Donate School Supplies, Receive Half Off Arlington Pool Admission

Make a splash in your local community by donating a new school supply item and get half price admission at any Arlington outdoor pool from now until Friday, August 10. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department sets out collection buckets at each of the City's six outdoor pools to collect supplies for Mission Arlington. They have identified the following items of need:

  • Backpacks
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Folders with brads and pockets
  • Box of #2 pencils
  • 24 count crayons

7. Arlington Tennis Center's Free Dog Days Play

The sweltering Dog Days of Summer are no match for fun at Arlington Tennis Center's Dog Days Play Day! The play day is this Saturday, August 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The morning will be filled with games and activities both on and off the court as well as music and refreshments. This event is for children and youth ages 5-10 & 10-14. It's FREE, but registration is required. Register online or call Arlington Tennis Center at 817-459-6163.

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

Check out live music with Tamara King this Friday, August 3, 2018 at J.R. Bentley's in Downtown Arlington. The show starts at 8 p.m. and will wrap up around 11 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. FREEDOM: A George Michael Legacy at Arlington Music Hall

Dallas/Los Angeles based FREEDOM: A George Michael Legacy carry on where the artist left off providing a career spanning, "mega hits" concert that leaves the audience feeling as though they have experienced an actual George Michael concert. They will perform at the Arlington Music Hall this Friday, August 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available online at Arlington Music Hall's website. Residents can also call the box office at (817) 226-4400.

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.

Ticket prices:

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