Weekend Buzz: May 12-14, 2023
By Office of Communication
Posted on May 11, 2023, May 11, 2023

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

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

Ending 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.

On Golden Pond 

On Golden Pond is on stage at Theatre Arlington. Showtimes are Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The show runs until Sunday, May 21, 2023. Click here for ticket price information. This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the “grandchild” the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness—and slang—in return. In the end, as the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together by the incidence of a mild heart attack. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits. 

UT Arlington Spring Commencement

The University of Texas at Arlington welcomes you and your family to the UTA Commencement Ceremonies Friday, May 12, 2023 at Globe Life Field. Graduates from the College of Nursing and Health Innovation and School of Social Work will have commencement 9 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2023. Graduates from the College of Liberal Arts, College of Engineering and Honors College will have commencement 2 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2023. Graduates from the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, College of Business, College of Science, Division of Student Success (University Studies) and College of Education will have commencement 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2023.Learn more about what to expect as a guest at commencement, by clicking here

Outdoor Storytime at River Legacy 

Come celebrate stories and nature with us in a special outdoor storytime 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2023, at River Legacy Nature Center. Registration is required. Contact the Arlington Public Library for more information. If it is raining or the temperature is below 45 degrees, the program will be cancelled.  Please check the Library’s calendar for program cancellations.

Friday Night Skate

Friday Night Skate is back 7 p.m. every Friday 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.

Così fan tutte

Opera Arlington will present its inaugural opera production with Mozart's passionate comedy, Così fan tutte (Women Are Like That) at Tate Springs Baptist Church 7 p.m. Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13, 2023. Performances are approximately two hours in duration, including one 15-minute intermission. Presented with piano accompaniment, the opera will be performed in the original Italian with English supertitles. Tickets are $27 for adults and $9 for children and may be purchased online or at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. each night. Opera Arlington is an organization formed to educate, inspire, challenge, amaze, nurture and empower artists and audiences by presenting quality opera performances that foster a more interculturally-conscious and compassionate community in Arlington and the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex.

Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series 

Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s Summer Concert Series continues 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2023, with El Chanclazo opening for La Santa Cecilia and then 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2023, with Trent Walker as the opening artist for Slade Coulter. These concerts are 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.

Happy Mutter’s Day 

Join in at The Parks Mall at Arlington, as the Arlington Animal Shelter have their mobile pet adoption day. This will take place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2023, on the sidewalk between Nordstrom Rack and Dick's Sporting Goods. Every pet deserves a Mutter. Will you be theirs? Click here for more information. 

Strassen Beerfest

Doors at Texas Live! are set to open 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2023, for the Strassen Beerfest. They have doubled their footprint and will be hosting this year's event in the Texas Rangers Plaza AND the CBD Kratom Backyard Ampitheatre. With 30+ DFW breweries, local vendors, live music, drinking games with awesome prizes, multiple food stations, VIP sections, cigars, entertainers, doggos, and more. Think you can handle a Texas-sized DAS BOOT? Click here for ticket information.

Dallas Cowboys Tacos & Tunes Festival

Head to Miller Lite®House at AT&T Stadium for the Dallas Cowboys Tacos & Tunes Festival presented by Miller Lite 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2023. Enjoy a variety of tacos and food truck options while you sip on cold drinks and listen to live music. Admission and parking are free. Click here for more information. 

Old Glory DC vs. Dallas Jackals

Your hometown Jackals host the Utah Warriors 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Choctaw Stadium. For more information on ticket prices, click here

Muffins with Mom

Come join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Mother’s Day celebration at Dottie Lynn Recreation Center 10 a.m. Sunday May 14, 2023. Create a craft, relax, and enjoy a light breakfast. You must pre-register for this free event. Space is limited. Please call Dottie Lynn Recreation Center at 817-277-5001 to register for this event.

Ventana Grille Mother’s Day Brunch

Join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department at Ventana Grille for a special Mother's Day brunch 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 14, 2023. Costs are $50 per adult and $25 for children ages 4-12. Children 3 and under eat free. Reservations are required. Please RSVP by calling 817-548-5047. Buffet menu includes: Mesclun Green Mixed Salad with Choice Toppings, Cous-Cous Spring Salad, Brioche Bourbon French Toast & Maple Syrup, Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Bacon & Sausage Patties, Brunch Tater Tot Hash, Omelette Station, Roasted Strip Loin Carving Station, Roasted Tomatillo Sauce, Blackened Mahi-Mahi, Pineapple Relish, Baked Rosemary Chicken, Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Smoked Gouda Mac-n-Cheese, Chicken Tenders & Shoestring Fries, Chef’s Seasonal Vegetable Medley, Dinner Rolls & Butter, Assorted Cookies, Cakes & Pastries, Tito’s Bloody Mary Bar - $9 (ages 21+) and a Mimosa Bar - $3 Glass or $20 Carafe (for those aged 21+).

Daughters hug mother in celebration.

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