Weekend Buzz: February 2 – 4, 2024
By Office of Communication
Posted on February 01, 2024, February 01, 2024

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

Forever Forest Visiting Exhibit 

Forever Forest by Omaha Children’s Museum, is an immersive exhibit that teaches families how their everyday lives are connected to forests through the ways they live, work, and play. Families will enjoy hands-on activities focused on forest life and sustainable harvesting. Visit the River Legacy Nature Center to explore the forest like never before. Climb, crawl and slide on treetops, become a conductor for a day and work a kid-sized replica of a Union Pacific engine, or work together to build a house as you learn about the many things wood is used for! The exhibit runs through Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024.

Lunar New Year 

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon this weekend at the annual Lunar New Year Celebration at Ben Thanh Plaza in East Arlington. The celebration, which is expected to include a Lion Dance, flower market, food vendors, live music, lucky money envelopes for children and more, runs from Friday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, at Ben Thanh Plaza, located at 1818 E. Pioneer Parkway. The festivities are open to the public.

Little Explorers – Downtown Library 

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

Miller Lite Hot Country Nights: Tayler Holder 

Texas Live! hosts Miller Lite Hot Country Nights powered by TXU Energy. Tayler Holder takes the stage at the Shift4 Arena with doors opening 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2024. The Show is free to attend but you can upgrade your concert experience. Learn more by clicking here

Clint Black at Texas Hall

A limited special event with Grammy-award winning American country music artist Clint Black featuring Lisa Hartman Black and Lily Pearl Black takes place 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Texas Hall. Click here for ticket information.

Shows at Arlington Music Hall

The Arlington Music Hall has shows you can enjoy this weekend. You can experience Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, MICHAEL HIX ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS: “I’ve Got Soul, And I’m Super Bad” 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, and then 7:30 that night is Mark Lowry with Special guest Endless Highway. Click on the event for ticket information.  

Day Trip – Golden Girls at Wyly Theatre

Join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department for a day trip to Dallas to see the Golden Girls at Wyly Theatre. The event is scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2024, meeting at Dottie Lynn Recreation Center. To register for the event, click here

Pet Adoptions Event

Join Arlington Animal Services mobile adoption truck will be at PetSmart Highlands with furry friends to meet 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024. Stop by to visit with an adoptable pet to get some pet therapy and possibly a forever friend. Cannot make it to the event? See adoptable pets by clicking here - or meet them in-person at Arlington Animal Services at 1000 SE Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76018, open until 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Family Orienteering 

Bring out the whole family and learn the sport of Orienteering at a slower, gentler family pace. Parents and kids will work together to locate hidden orienteering markers throughout River Legacy Nature Center/Park 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024. See who can locate the most within a set time limit. Speed or smart planning, which will get you the most points?  No experience required and no compass needed.  Simple trail map reading skills and a sense of adventure are all the tools you need. Click here to register.

Nature School Open House

Visit River Legacy’s Open House 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to learn more about Nature School and all the wonderful things your child will explore and learn as a River Legacy student. Visit https://www.riverlegacy.org/education for more information about their programs.

DIY Rainwater Harvesting 

Reduce the effects of flooding and drought by capturing rainfall to water your landscape at a later date. Learn the basic theory and methods behind rainwater catchment, and how to build one at home. The event takes place 12-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at the Southeast Branch Library.  This can also be a workshop with a pre-built rain barrel available for purchase by attendees for an additional fee. This event is brought to you by Arlington Water Utilities, Arlington Public Libraries, and Tarrant Regional Water District. Register at https://RWHARL.eventbrite.com.

KUTUB: Arabic Book Club 

The Arabic Book Club “Kutub” meets at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library’s Resilience Multipurpose Room for on the first Saturday of the month in February from 12-1:30 p.m., while repairs are made to the Northeast Branch Library. Members will discuss novels, short stories, poetry, non-fiction, music, feature films or documentaries that explore Arabic culture. Read and discuss what you’ve read. Exploring new cultures, values, and practices is what makes us better human beings as any culture has things to teach us, regardless of differences. Open for adults and seniors. No registration required.

Crochet for beginners 

Jump into the hobby of crochet! Staff at the Arlington Public Library will teach you about hooks, yarn, and basic stitches to get you started on your journey. This class is limited to the first 11 in attendance and is appropriate for ages 9+.

The Drop: Georgia Sinclair 

The Drop presented by CBD Kratom in Shift4 Arena featuring your favorite local and national EDM artists. Head over to Texas Live! 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, for OOKAY. For The Drop, there is free farking and free Admission with the event for those 18 years of age and older. Click here to learn more. 

Outdoor orienteering check point activity

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