Weekend Buzz: February 9 – 11, 2024
By Office of Communication
Posted on February 08, 2024, February 08, 2024

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

Forever Forest Visiting Exhibit 

It is the last weekend to check out Forever Forest by Omaha Children’s Museum. It 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! 

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: Joe Nichols 

Texas Live! hosts Miller Lite Hot Country Nights powered by TXU Energy. Joe Nichols takes the stage at the Shift4 Arena with doors opening 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. The Show is free to attend but you can upgrade your concert experience. Learn more by clicking here

Romancing the Stars 

Have you ever wanted to enjoy an evening under the stars, but the weather just wasn't right? Have you ever wanted to spend an evening looking at the sky with your special someone, but you live in the middle of the city? Come spend a special evening under the stars gazing into your special someone's eyes, along with a breathtaking view of the stars and planets 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 10, and then 3-4 p.m. as well as 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at the UTA Planetarium. Appetizers are included with the price of admission. A cash bar will be available. Click here to learn more. 

Cabaret at Theatre Arlington

Catch a Tony Award-Winning Classic, Cabaret, at Theatre Arlington. Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome! It’s 1929 in a seedy Berlin nightclub, where romance and hedonism thrive. As the Third Reich emerges, trouble is everywhere, even in the Cabaret. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, and then 2 p.m. Sunday. Purchase tickets on-site or at Theatre Arlington’s website. The show runs from Friday, Feb. 9 until Sunday, Mar. 3, 2024.

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.

Black History Month Jamboree at Globe Life Field 

The Texas Rangers Youth Academy will host its Black History Month Jamboree on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Globe Life Field. The annual Black History Month Jamboree coincides with the start of the Dallas ISD high school baseball season and aims to highlight the next wave of history makers, agents of change, and leaders on and off the field. This year, for the first time, the event will be played on a Major League field when the home team, Carter High School, faces the visiting Pinkston High School in a two-hour timed game set to begin at 12:05 p.m. Participating teams will receive Rangers Youth Academy Black History Month Jamboree uniforms and take pre-game batting practice in the cages. The Black History Month Jamboree is free to attend. Parking will be available in Lot A, and entry to the ballpark will be permitted beginning at 10:30 a.m.  Spectator seating will be available in Sections 113-115, and the concession stand near Section 112 will be open for food and beverage sales.     

Mardi Crawl Live!

Texas Live! is bringing a Bourbon Street inspired party to the Metroplex with Mardi Crawl Live! 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. Live music, drink specials, custom hurricane cocktails, an authentic Cajun food, performances by various entertainers, and all the beads! Free entry with drink packages available. Click here to learn more. 

Ventana Grille Valentine’s Dinner

Still in search of Valentine's Day dinner plans? Head to Ventana Grille at Tierra Verde Golf Club for the perfect romantic evening! Chefs James Martone and Ky Nguyen have created a wonderful three-course dinner, highlighted by entrée options that includes a tenderloin filet with chimichurri sauce, honey garlic salmon, or parm crusted chicken with chardonnay lemon butter. This special Valentine's Menu will be available Saturday, Feb. 10 and Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. Price is $45.99 per person. Reservations required at least 48 hours in advance. Call 817-548-5047 to RSVP or to learn additional details. Click here to view Ventana Grille's Valentine's Dinner Menu.

Branoofunck at Free Play Arlington

Two of DFWs most powerful hip-hop heads converge on Free Play Arlington starting 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. Hot off his recent GRAMMY, Menace the DJ spins the decks alongside Medz on drums as BRANOOFUNCK. Expect a great time and nothing less. Standard Free Play Arcade admission ($11.99) at the door. This is a 21+ show (as it is after 9:00 PM). Click here to learn more. 

Big Game Bash: Kansas City vs. San Francisco 

The final football watch party of the season at Texas Live! Catch all the exciting action on the 100ft mega screen while enjoying game day eats and cold drinks! It is the ultimate experience that you'll definitely want to be a part of -- featuring various entertainment including live DJ, Texas Live! Lone Stars and Drumline, food and drink specials, crowd games, and quarterly giveaways. Doors open at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024.  General Admission tickets on sale for $10. All ages welcome. Click here to purchase tickets. 

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