Weekend Buzz: April 14-16, 2023
By Office of Communication
Posted on April 13, 2023, April 13, 2023

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

"Soulful Wanderlust" Solo Exhibit at Create Arlington

Dawn Silert’s exhibit “Soulful Wanderlust” runs through Friday, April 14, 2023 at Create Arlington Studios. Gallery Hours are Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Dawn is a resident artist at Create Arlington Studios. art is for sale. For more information go to the event page

Uncrated: Reimagining the Arlington Museum of Art, 1950-2025

From Saturday, April 1, 2023 until Sunday, May 14, 2023, the Arlington Museum of Art will present Uncrated: Reimagining the Arlington Museum of Art, 1950-2025, a retrospective of the museum’s evolution and a celebration of art and community partnerships through the decades. In the early 1900s, civic leaders in Arlington, Texas began creating a vision for promoting the visual arts and arts education as important community values. Today, the Arlington Museum of Art is the legacy of their leadership. Click here for ticket information.

¡Viva La Fiesta!

Celebrate ¡Viva La Fiesta! with delicious foods, live shows, and more starting Friday, April 7, 2023 until Sunday, May 7, 2023 at Six Flags Over Texas. There’s nothing quite like celebrating ¡Viva La Fiesta! at Six Flags Over Texas – a cultural celebration with live performances of Ballet Folklórico, Mariachi band and Tejano music. The park will come alive with folk art, colorful festoons, piñatas, papel picado décor, and more!

Veritex Bank Championship

The Korn Ferry Tour invites the community to attend the 2023 Veritex Bank Championship at Texas Rangers Golf Club. Championship week takes place April 10-16, 2023 with Tournament Competition commencing April 13, 2023. Visit the Veritex Bank Championship’s website for ticket information. 

Noises Off 

Theatre Arlington is shifting gears from “the mother of all musicals” to what some consider one of the funniest comedies ever written for the stage, Noises Off by Michael Frayn. This out-of-control play within a play opens Friday, March 31, 2023 and is the second production in the theater’s 50th anniversary season. Frayn’s hilarious look at the theater and those who make its magic happen – both inside and out – is also celebrating its own 40th anniversary of making audiences cry with laughter, having premiered on Broadway in 1983. Noises Off is a classic British farce about an under-rehearsed and overworked cast and crew attempting to stage the fictional sex farce, Nothing On. This bumbling cast and crew have more personal dramatic flair than professional as their shenanigans and chaos rule onstage and backstage. Will all the slamming doors, dropped pants, lost props and technical difficulties create such a disaster that it jinxes the old saying, “The show must go on?” Performances will continue through Sunday, April 16th with the following schedule: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2 p.m. Learn more about the production by clicking here

Maverick Theatre Company: 'Romeo and Juliet'

Check out Maverick Theatre Company: 'Romeo and Juliet' running 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13 through Saturday, April 15, 2023 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16, 2023 at the Studio Theatre inside the Fine Arts Building North. Click here for ticket information. An age-old vendetta between two powerful families erupts into bloodshed in this powerful romantic tale. Two young Italian, star-crossed lovers, one from each feuding family, face uncertainty in their struggle to be with one another. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and is one of his most frequently performed plays.

EGGstravaganza Tot Party

Come join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department for a festive event filled with egg hunts, fun crafts, and activities 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2023 at Dottie Lynn Recreation Center. This come-and-go event is designated for children ages 5 & under, and we ask that all participants are escorted by a guardian 18 years or older. Click here to register!

Little Explorers - Downtown Library

Stop by the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library’s Play Room on 10 a.m. Fridays for a morning of play-based learning.  This come-and-go program will vary week-to-week as we explore art, math, science, engineering, and fine motor skills.  Join us as we playfully discover the world around us!  Designed for ages 1-4. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us 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].

Water Play - East Library

Join the Arlington Public Library’s 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2023 at the East Library and Recreation Zone for some fun outdoor water play for toddlers. 

Outdoor Storytime at River Legacy Living Science Center

Come celebrate stories and nature with the Arlington Public Library in a special outdoor storytime with River Legacy Nature Center 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2023. Registration is required. Click here to register. If it is raining or the temperature is below 45 degrees, the program will be cancelled.  Please check calendar for program cancellations.

3D Printing for beginners: Animal Figurines

Learn the basics of the 3D printer and take home a figurine of your favorite animal 3 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2023 at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library’s Tinker Room. This class is limited to the first 10 in attendance and is appropriate for ages 13+.

Parents' Night Out

Enjoy a night out with some fun at the Dottie Lynn Recreation Center 6 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2023! Parents' Night Out is a great opportunity for youth to hang out after school. Get wild in our bounce house, play video and board games, and enjoy a themed craft! Dinner provided. Click here to register!

Zombie Prom for Teens - Southeast Branch

It's prom season at the library, and we're hungry for braaaaiiiinns. Join the Arlington Public Library for its first ever Zombie Prom: an after-hours event just for teens 6 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2023 at the Southeast Library Branch’s Community Room. Enjoy a night of zombie-themed games, dance like the undead, take prom photos, and vote for Zombie Prom King and Queen. Zombie and/or formal attire optional but encouraged. Light snacks will be provided. It'll be a night to dismember! This event has been planned by our Library Youth Ambassadors. Library Youth Ambassadors is the library's teen advisory group that plans programs and services for teens.

Blackberry Smoke at Texas Live!

Join in for a rockin' night in Arlington Backyard at Texas Live! for live performance by Blackberry Smoke Friday, April 14, 2023. VIP Tables are sold out, but General Admission standing room is on sale now. Click here to learn more about the tickets remaining.  Doors open at 7PM. VIP Garage Parking add-on available at checkout. Food & Beverage service will be available during show. Get there early for an opening performance by Robert Jon & The Wreck.

Friday Night Skate

Friday Night Skate is back 7 p.m. at Elzie Odom Athletic Center. This event is for ages 13 and younger, and the cost is $15 per child. Pre-registration is required. You will have a blast skating with your friends, playing games, and participating in skating activities throughout the evening! Two slices of pizza and a 12oz drink can be added on for an additional $5. Click here to register!

The Arlington Music Industry Conference

Come and feel the beat at the Arlington Music Industry Conference 8 p.m. Friday April 14, 2023 at Levitt Pavilion. This event hosted by the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), is aimed at connecting musicians, educators, professionals, and the greater Dallas-Fort Worth community to promote the overall growth and sustainability of the music industry. The conference seeks to the enhance attendees’ business and production skills to bring their creative efforts to fruition.  Having great ideas and musical talent is only the beginning in today’s competitive market. The Conference will host educational breakout sessions, exhibitors and a live concert.  Learn from special guest speakers, ranging from music professors to Grammy-nominated songwriters and producers. The keynote speaker is Benjamin Smithee, CEO of The Smithee Group (TSG), who will offer his marketing expertise and tell attendees how to apply research and analytics on when it comes to finding your target audience.

The musician speakers come from varied traditions, including Aleyna Brown who writes and codes electroacoustic and mixed-media solo and chamber music, Sandy Ramos who has written country songs for everyone from Lee Greenwood to Faith Hill, and Jamar Jones who has been a producer, composer, arranger, and musician to Boyz II Men, Usher, and many more. The knowledge experts hail from universities, including UTA and The University of Oklahoma.

If you would like more information about the conference and/or sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. Visit the conference website www.uta.edu/ded/ami, or please feel free to contact Staci Moore, Manager of Conference & Event Management, at [email protected].

This 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.

Stryper at Arlington Music Hall 

Stryper comes to Arlington Music Hall 8 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2023. Click here for ticket information. When it comes to groundbreaking bands in the Christian hard-rock genre, Stryper is renowned for its distinctive brand of “heavenly metal,” extraordinary crossover success and venerable endurance. The Grammy-Nominated and Dove Award Winning group ascended to prominence in the 1980s with Billboard Top 40 hits like “Calling on You,” “Honestly” and “Always There for You.”

Stryper’s career album sales exceed 10 million worldwide, including 1986’s multi-platinum release To Hell with the Devil. The band also made history in 1987 when it notched three songs in Dial-MTV’s Top 10 with videos “Calling On You”, “Free”, and “Honestly”, being the first band ever to have two sings in the Top 10 simultaneously.

Today, some 35+ years after emerging from the southern California nightclub scene, the foursome continues to record, tour and perform for loyal fans around the globe. Comprising three original members including brothers Michael Sweet (lead vocals, guitar) and Robert Sweet (drums), Oz Fox (guitar) and newest bandmate, seasoned bassist Perry Richardson (formerly of Firehouse), the group finds itself creating their finest, most powerful music yet.

USBF DFW Natural Body Building at Arlington Music Hall 

USBF DFW Natural Body Building heads to Arlington Music Hall 9 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2023. Click here for ticket information. ROQ SOLID Events has partnered with the non-profit organization the United States Bodybuilding Federation to help raise the bar and provide a drug free bodybuilding atmosphere.

Community Care Fair

Arlington residents are invited to participate in an upcoming Community Care Fair as well as a series of health and wellness classes hosted by Ann’s Natural Grocery in Downtown. The Community Care Fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2023 at the East Library and Recreation Center. 

The fair will include a variety of health, wellness and community organizations as well as a blood drive, flu shots and vaccines, and wellness workshops. Vendors will share health and wellness information and resources with participants and provide demonstrations and healthy food samples.

The goal of this event, cohosted by the Arlington Public Library and Ann’s Natural Grocery, is increasing health awareness and exposing the community to local organizations that facilitate healthy living and lifestyles. Click here to learn more. 

Fish Friends

Join Arlington Parks and Recreation Department 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Cliff Nelson Recreation Center as you get outside and adventure to the pond. In this program, you will spend time learning how to tie knots, bait a hook, and test our luck fishing out on the water. This is the perfect opportunity for those who have yet to cast a line. The cost is $15 per child for ages 7-12. Click here to register!

Easter B'egg Day

Bring all your family and furry friends out to join Arlington Parks and Recreation Department 12 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2023 for an Easter event at The Beacon Recreation Center with music, vendors, contests and more. It is $5 per person and all ages welcome. Click here to register!

Arlington Comic Fest

The Arlington Comic Fest returns Saturday, April 15 and Sunday April 16, 2023 to the Bob Duncan Center. Buy, sell and trade from 75 Comic, Sci-Fi, Anime and Fantasy vendors. Vendors will be selling, buying and trading everything from art, books, comics, games, toys and more. Cosplay is highly encouraged for all fans to help make their ACF experience a memorable one. Learn more by clicking here.

Asian Heritage Celebration

The 2nd Annual Asian Heritage Celebration is back on the Levitt lawn this year on Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. This is a free event where everyone can participate with vendors, watch the famous Lion Dance, and enjoy a fashion show. This event is hosted by the Mayor’s Asian Advisory Council along with Levitt Arlington. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs, and any food and drinks you would. You can also purchase food from our food trucks we will have. This is a FREE community event.

Beacon Skateboarding Clinic

Come learn the basic skills and techniques of skateboarding along with a few cool tricks 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2023 at The Beacon Recreation Center. All skill levels welcome. Click here to register!

Teens Give Back - Lake Arlington Branch

Teens join the Arlington Public Library 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2023 at the Ron Wright Lake Arlington Branch for a chance to give back to the community. Come to make seasonal cards and gifts for seniors who partake in Books on Wheels, the library's outreach service for residents who live in select senior housing facilities. Supplies will be provided.

Texas Street Food Fest at Texas Live!

The Texas Street Food Festival is coming to Texas Live! on Saturday and Sunday, April 15 & 16, 2023. This spectacular weekend event will feature the Arlington, Dallas, Ft. Worth & surrounding area's best food trucks & restaurants. Sample from a wide range of flavors & options from over 30+ vendors. Come for the food, stay for the fun as there will be tons of live entertainment, an Indoor/outdoor pavilion, mechanical bull riding, crazy eating challenges, family-friendly activities, general vendor market, cooking demonstrations & more! Live music by SPJÖRK in CBD Kratom Backyard starting at 3:45pm! Purchase tickets by clicking here

Ventana Grille Spring Music Series: Latin Night

Join Arlington Parks and Recreation Department at Ventana Grille on 6 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2023 for the Spring Music Series: Latin Night! The evening will feature a Latin-inspired menu, as well as Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton, Merengue, and Latin pop music throughout the night, with special musical guest, Mariano. Please call 817-548-5047 for reservations. Click here to see the full menu for Latin Night.

Brandon Davis Building at Arlington Music Hall 

Country music artist Brandon Davis performs at Arlington Music Hall 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2023. Click here for ticket information. Launching his music career after a nearly fatal car accident in 2019, Brandon Davis, a father of four, was able to build an ever-growing social media following and kick off a successful country music career in just one year with the support of his wife . With releases such as “What Cowboys are For”, “Step by Step” and “Destiny” landing him top spots on the iTunes Charts as well as telling his mind blowing story of faith, family and a wife who pushed him to chase his dreams, it’s easy to see why his name has quickly spread throughout the country music community creating quite the buzz. Fresh off of tour with Tim McGraw, this is an up and coming artist you won’t want to miss out on.

Trace Adkins at Live! By Loews

Legendary Country singer Trace Adkins is adding to his tour calendar a very special show. The close-up and personal performance at Live! by Lowes is scheduled for 9:15 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2023. Learn more about limited tickets by clicking here

Feral Cat Sunday for Arlington Feral Cats

Arlington Animal Services is having a special Trap-Neuter-Return event for feral cats 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, April 16, 2023. The first 20 cats to arrive between 8-9 a.m. are eligible for these free clinics. Only the first 20 Arlington feral cats will be accepted, and only one feral cat per trap. Kittens must be at least three (3) months old. Ferals must be in a trap. Learn more about the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program at https://arlingtontx.gov/tnr or call 817-575-8131. 

Thru The Fire at Arlington Music Hall 

My Bad Brand LLC presents Ty Foard’s Thru the Fire at Arlington Music Hall 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16, 2023. Click here for ticket information. 

Texas Street Food Fest

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