Weekend Buzz: April 12 – 14, 2024
By Office of Communication
Posted on April 11, 2024, April 11, 2024

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

Arlington Museum of Art’s Three Exhibitions 

The new Arlington Museum of Art in the Entertainment District features three new exhibitions, Pompeii: The Immortal City, One Point Five Degrees, and Youth Art Month. For ticket information, click here

¡Viva La Fiesta! 

Celebrate ¡Viva La Fiesta! and enjoy delicious festive foods, live shows and more at Six Flags Over Texas. Starting April 6th through May 5th, celebrate culture and traditions with live performances of Ballet Folklórico, a Mariachi band, and DJ Aiden Brasher. The park will come alive with folk art, colorful festoons, piñatas, papel picado décor, and more!

DFW RV Party 

The DFW RV Party presented by Fun Town RV returns to AT&T Stadium from April 11-14! Check out hundreds of RVs, and enjoy daily giveaways, special appearances by Dallas Cowboys players, alumni and cheerleaders, Rowdy, live music & more. Gear up for the biggest party yet – admission and parking are FREE! Parking is located in Blue Lot 10 & 11. Click here to RSVP.

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].

Outdoor Storytime at River Legacy Nature Center

Join the Arlington Public Library at River Legacy Nature Center for stories and nature with a special outdoor storytime, weather permitting, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2024. The program will be moved indoors in the case of inclement weather. Click here to register.

Zip & Sip: Arlington Parks Centennial Community Night

Join the Arlington Parks & Recreation Department 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2024, at River Legacy Park East for a unique Zip & Sip experience. Enjoy the Treetop Journey at Go Ape Arlington before grabbing a tasty adult beverage! The Arlington Parks Centennial Community Night features a variety of fun vendors and delightful drinks. After sunset, the course will be lit up to create a magical adventure after dark! There will be a bounce house, sand volleyball, beer and wine, yard games, music, food, and lots of fun! This is an all-ages event and is free to attend. You must purchase ticket for zip line & ropes course. Click here to register. 

XKO MMA & Muay Thai

The #1 MMA and Muay Thai Promotion in Texas returns to Texas Live! at the CBD Kratom Backyard. Doors open 6 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2024. Click here to purchase tickets.

Zombie Prom for Teens 

It's prom season at the library, and they’re hungry for braaaaiiiinns. Join for the 2nd annual Zombie Prom 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2024, at the Southeast Branch Library. Enjoy a night of zombie-themed games, dance like the undead, take prom photos, and vote for Zombie Prom Royalty. Zombie and/or formal attire optional but encouraged. Light snacks will be provided. It'll be a night to dismember! This program is for teens, ages 13-17.

Open Mic Night 

Calling all comedians, poets, singers, and musicians to showcase your talent at open mic night at the Woodland West Branch Library 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2024. Come out, show out, and enjoy some good vibes from Arlington's local talent.

Shows at Arlington Music Hall

The Arlington Music Hall has shows you can enjoy this weekend. You can experience The Box Tops – A Memphis Night at the Music Hall 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2024, then 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, it’s Chris Cagle, and wrapping up the weekend 6 p.m. Sunday, April 14, it’s Dan Speery. Click on the event for ticket information.  

Jackals vs. Utah Warriors 

Your hometown professional rugby, the Jackals, host the Utah Warriors 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2024, at Choctaw Stadium. Click here for ticket information.

Texas Street Food Festival

The 2024 Texas Street Food Festival is invading Texas Live! Saturday, April 13th and Sunday, April 14th, 2024. This spectacular event will feature Texas’ best food trucks and iconic restaurants with all food items priced at $5 or less! This will allow you to sample a wide range of flavors and options! Come for the food and stay for the fun as there will be tons of live entertainment, interactive experiences, family friendly fun & so much more. Click here to purchase tickets. 

Stomp Wars 2024 National Step Championship

Watch as some of the best youth step teams from all around the country compete for the national title at Stomp Wars 2024. It takes place Saturday, April 13, 2024, at College Park Center. For ticket information, click here

Board Walk

Arlington residents are invited to the inaugural Board Walk, a walk-and-talk style citizen engagement event where residents will meet members of the City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and have the opportunity to voice feedback and ask questions about our parks system. The inaugural meet-up will take place at River Legacy Park 9-10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2024. The event is free to attend and will begin at the Elm Grove Pavilion. The pavilion is located off of Rose-Brown Parkway, approximately 0.6 miles from the River Legacy Park south entrance. For more information, please email [email protected] or call 817-459-5477.

East Creek Clean-Up

Help beautify Bob Cooke Park remove trash and debris from our creek 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2024. Gloves, trash pickers, and all other supplies are provided. Whether you need community service hours or want to give back, everyone is invited to come and help us make our park clean. Children 12 and under must have a parent/guardian present with them. Click here to register!

Sewing Retreat: Sundress

You are invited to the Spring Sewing Retreat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library’s Create Room. During the daylong project you will make an easy shirred sun dress for this beautiful spring weather. Sewing machine experience required. Registration needed for use of our machines. Please email [email protected] if you would like to bring your own sewing machine. This class is appropriate for ages 13+.

Pet Adoptions Event – Mutts About You

Join Arlington Animal Services mobile adoption truck will be at DICK’S Sporting Goods at The Parks Mall at Arlington with furry friends to meet 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 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.

Recycled Wind Chime Craft 

Recycle and repurpose items into a brand-new creation! Staff members of the Arlington Parks & Recreation Department will be designing wind chimes using bottle tops, straws, and other items we often throw away. The event takes place 12-2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the East Library and Recreation Center. All supplies are provided. Click here to register!

Arlington Renegades host D.C. Defenders

The 2023 XFL Champion Arlington Renegades host UFL’s D.C. Defenders 12 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Choctaw Stadium. Click here for ticket information. 

Watch Par-tee

It’s a party unlike any other! Join at the newly reopened Miller Tavern inside Texas Live! on Saturday and Sunday, April 13th and 14th to enjoy food, drinks, and professional golf’s first major of the year! Click here to RSVP.

Fight Night Live! 

Fight Night Live! is the ultimate watch party for the upcoming matches at Texas Live! Grab your crew and catch all the action for the UFC 300 in Sports & Social Arlington Saturday, April 13, 2024, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Enjoy multiple screens for viewing, drink specials, live entertainment, games, giveaways and more. Click here for ticket information.

The Drop: CRAY 

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, April 9, 2024, for CRAY. For The Drop, there is free farking and free admission with the event for those 18 years of age and older. Click here to RSVP.

North Texas Soccer Club vs. Tacoma Defiance  

 North Texas Soccer Club takes on Tacoma Defiance 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Choctaw Stadium. Learn more about ticket prices by clicking here.

Young couple having fun time in adventure rope park.

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