Weekend Buzz: February 16 – 19, 2024
By Office of Communication
Posted on February 15, 2024, February 15, 2024

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

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.

Shriners Children’s College Showdown

The 2024 college baseball season is once again kicking off at Globe Life Field Feb. 16-18 with six teams from 4 conferences, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 12 & SEC, slated to play in the Shriners Children’s College Showdown. Six powerhouse teams will be featured in the fourth annual event at Globe Life Field. Participating teams include Baylor University, Texas Tech University, University of Oklahoma, University of Oregon, University of Tennessee and University of Nebraska.

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].

Best Apps for Seniors 

Some people never venture beyond the handful of apps that came preinstalled on their Apple, Android, or Windows device. Other people load their devices to the brim with apps they rarely if ever use. There are a handful of apps, though, that will keep you learning, growing, and sharing throughout your life. Some read books to you, others serve up daily crossword puzzles, and still others help make sure you don’t forget about any medications. Join the discussion as one of the adult librarians presents overviews of those apps and gives you a chance to share your suggestions with the class on apps you can't live without. The event takes place 3-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at the Ron Wright Lake Arlington Branch Library. No registration required.

GALentine’s Day

Celebrate with your ladies - it's GALentine's Day 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at the East Library and Recreation Center! Join for an evening of games, giveaways, and girl dinner. Dress code and who you bring is up to you! Click here to register.

Beacon Family Game Night

This family friendly event will be a fun way of connecting 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2024, at The Beacon Recreation Center. There will be new and old games to play! Pizza will be included in your registration price. Click here to register!

AISD Black History Month Program 

 Sam Houston High School’s annual Black History Program will be extra special this year. Teacher and activist Opal Lee, “the grandmother of Juneteenth” will be the event’s keynote speaker. Everyone is invited to the program on Feb. 16, from 6-8 p.m. in Sam Houston’s main auditorium. Tickets are just $3, and the proceeds go to the Black History Month Scholarship Fund. College scholarships are awarded to Sam Houston seniors who work with the Black History program. Click here to purchase tickets. 

Galentine’s Party 

Grab the gals and celebrate at PBR Texas at Texas Live! 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. Join for a night filled with fun, friendship & festivities! Free entry for this 21+ party. Click here to book your table. 

Shows at Arlington Music Hall

The Arlington Music Hall has shows you can enjoy this weekend. You can experience California Guitar Trio 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, then on Saturday, Feb. 17, it’s Endless Summer – America’s Beach Boys Experience 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Jeff Allen. Click on the event for ticket information.  

Great Backyard Bird Count

Unlock your inner bird enthusiast and spot who may just be flying through sky by participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024. River Legacy Nature Center, the Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve, the O.S. Gray Natural Area, and the Lake Arlington Native Plant and Pollinator Garden are some of the sites across The American Dream City hosting free community events that day. Click here to learn more. 

Day Trip – Winstar Casino

Join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department to come and try your luck at the tables or your favorite machines as Elzie Odom Athletic Center hosts an adult day trip to Winstar Casino. The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024. To register for the event, click here

Pet Adoptions Event

Join Arlington Animal Services mobile adoption truck will be at PetSmart Lincoln Square with furry friends to meet 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 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.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Help save lives and bring relief to thousands in your community by donating at this blood drive hosted by the American Red Cross 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library’s [re]Brary Room A. Donating blood is quick and easy and donors report feeling a sense of great satisfaction after making their blood donation. Why? Because helping others in need just feels good. Share your heart and schedule a time to give blood today! Come give in Feb. for a $20 Amazon gift card by email. Please visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: Arlingtonlibrary or use this link to set your appointment time: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=Arlingtonlibrary.

Spice Club: Lavender

Learn about Lavender 12-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2024, at the Southeast Branch Library. Learn different ways to spice things up in your kitchen. At Spice Club, you will learn about a different spice every month. Attend to discover a spice and receive a take-and-make kit featuring a variety of unique spices, herbs, or blends. Check out new cookbooks and recipes or bring a favorite recipe of yours to share! 

Each kit will include:

  • Information about the featured spice, its history with a few facts;
  • two simple recipe suggestions;
  • Small packet of the featured spice to try.

Spice of the month kits are free, but supplies are limited. Please, only one kit per household. No registration required.

Embroidery for Beginners: Black History Month Inspirational Patches 

Learn the basics of the embroidery machine 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library’s Tinker Room. Materials will be provided. This class is limited to the first 5 in attendance and is appropriate for ages 13+.

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 298 in Sports & Social Arlington Saturday, Feb. 17, 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. 

Feral Cat Sunday 

 Arlington Animal Services is having a special Trap-Neuter-Return event for feral cats in Arlington 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, at the Arlington Animal Services Center. The first 20 cats to arrive between 8-9 a.m. are eligible for these free clinics. Only the first 20 Arlington feral cats will be accepted, and only one feral cat per trap. Kittens must be at least three (3) months old. Ferals must be in a trap. Learn more about the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program at https://www.arlingtontx.gov/tnr, or call 817-575-8131.

Arlington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Advancing the Dream" Celebration

After the Arlington Martin Luther King, Jr. “Advancing the Dream” Four-Day Celebration Committee, Inc. decided to reschedule the events initially planned for Sunday, Jan. 14, and Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, due to extreme winter weather, the committee announced those postponed events have been rescheduled for Feb. 18 and Feb. 19, 2024, in alignment with Black History Month.

The rescheduled events are as follows:

Feb. 18 MLK Hubert Moss Ecumenical Service - 6 p.m. | Trinity Methodist

Feb. 19 Zeb Strong Jr. MLK Day of Service - 9 a.m. | Mission Arlington

Feb. 19 MLK Day of Service Festival - 11 a.m. | Arlington City Center Plaza

Feb. 19 MLK Youth Extravaganza - 6:30 p.m. | Fielder Church Metro Center 

Learn more at ArlingtonMLK.com

Arlington Community Band’s Winter Concert

The Arlington Community Band presents Sounds of the Season: Winter 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, at Lamar Baptist Church in Arlington. It is free to attend. 

Elzie Day Trip Adventures

It is a day jam-packed with activities such as gym sports, games, arts and crafts, and much more (special field trip included). Make sure to bring a sack lunch. Your afternoon snack will be provided. Pre-registration required. It is a field Trip to the UTA Planetarium. Meet at the Elzie Odom Athletic Center as the event takes place 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2024. Click here to register!

Beacon Day Off Day Trip

Looking for an action-packed day out for your 5–12-year-olds? Join on a day trip to get donuts and visit an arcade. Drop-off time is at 9 a.m. and pick-up is at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, at The Beacon Recreation Center. For only $50, your kids will enjoy a day full of excitement, fun, and delicious food! Lunch is included in the cost. Click here to register!

Senior Movie Monday 

Seniors can join us for popcorn and a movie every third Monday of the month! From 12-2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, you can watch "The Call of the Wild" 2020. Must be 50+ years of age and have an annual Senior Activity Pass to participate. This pass is $25.00 for residents of Arlington or $35.00 for non-residents to enjoy a year's worth of senior activities. Click here to register!

Galentines day. Slumber party. Summer Picnic Party Ideas, Outdoor Gathering with friends. Young women girl friends drinking wine, laughing, having fun together at picnic.

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