Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for July 27-29, 2018
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on July 26, 2018, July 26, 2018

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

1. David Archuleta at Arlington Music Hall

David Archuleta became a star when he was just 16. In 2008, more than 30 million television viewers fell in love with his angelic voice and their 44 million votes made him runner-up in Season 7 of "American Idol." Soon after, Archuleta signed with Jive Records and his first single "Crush," debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week of its release. He will be performing this Friday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. CT. Tickets are still available online at Arlington Music Hall's website. Residents can also call the box office at (817) 226-4400.

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, July 27. 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 check out the new Makerspace for Family DIY! Learn a new technique, application or craft every Saturday. At the end of each session, participants will have something they created to take home. 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. Fogg, Yaz Mean, and Bathylite at Division Brewing

Come out for craft beer and live music at Division Brewing this Friday, July 27, 2018 from 7:30-11 p.m. benefiting the PCRF - Palestine Children's Relief Fund. Tickets are $5 and all ages are welcome. The night will feature performances by Fogg, Yaz Mean and Bathylite. Division Brewing is located at 506 E Main St, Arlington, TX 76010. For information about hours of operation and upcoming events, please visit

7. Live Music at Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club

Head over to Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club in Downtown Arlington for two nights of live music this weekend. On Friday night, Legacy 4 will take the stage at 9 p.m. Audiences can expect to hear some of the greatest hits in both R&B and Motown. On Saturday night, residents and visitors can check out Rocky Lott. That show gets underway at 9 p.m. Grease Monkey is located at 200 N Mesquite St, Arlington, TX 76011.

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

Brendan Kyle is set to perform this Friday, July 27, 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. Candy Land Theme Night at ICE at the Parks Mall

Head over to the ICE at the Parks at Arlington Mall this Friday, July 27 from 8-9:30 p.m. for Candy Land Theme Night! If you show up dressed in your best Candy Land inspired look, you can skate for just $5. Theme nights take place every last Friday of the month. The Parks at Arlington Mall is located at 3815 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76015. Please visit the ICE at the Parks Facebook page for more information about upcoming events or call (817) 419-0095.

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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