Weekend Buzz: June 14 – 16, 2024
By Office of Communication
Posted on June 13, 2024, June 13, 2024

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

City of Arlington Pools and Splash Pads

It's officially pool season! Find more information like pool hours and admission costs by clicking here.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor 

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the largest waterpark in North Texas, is open daily for the 2024 season daily through Sunday, Aug. 11 and then will be open during Saturday and Sunday the rest of August. Hurricane Harbor offers guests more than 40 rides, slides, attractions, and pools across a sprawling 47 acres with three million gallons of water. Families can enjoy the adventures of Splashwater Beach and Hook’s Lagoon and experienced thrill seekers can take on Tsunami Surge, Typhoon Twister and Wahoo Racer. One of the park’s newest attractions is Banzai Pipeline, a four-story waterslide complex boasting three unique body slides that will spin, splash, and swirl guests down nearly 300-feet. For more information, including park hours, special events, dining options and to purchase tickets, please visit www.sixflags.com/hurricaneharbortexas.

Theoria Eclipsium: Curiosity, Captivation, Connection

UTA Libraries Special Collections is proud to present Theoria Eclipsium: Curiosity, Captivation, Connection, an exhibition featuring over 500 years of Eclipse History! The exhibition features maps, rare books, and photographs from Special Collections and shows that regardless of time period or scientific knowledge, eclipses bring us together! This exhibition was produced in collaboration with students in Dr. Kim Breuer's Medieval Science and Technology class. The exhibit will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., inside UTA Libraries Special Collections, on the sixth floor of Central Library until Saturday, Aug. 31, 2024. Eclipse glasses and other giveaway items will be available for viewers of the exhibit, while supplies last.

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

Splash Tales - California Lane Splash Pad 

Dive into a world of imagination and adventure at Splash Tales! Join in on the fun 10-11 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2024, at California Lane Splash Pad for interactive stories, water-themed crafts, and splashing good fun! Click here to register. 

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 for a 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].

Unlocking the Power of Your Smartphone Camera

The camera on your phone is for more than pictures! Learn how to unlock the features of your phone camera: rom scanning documents to identifying plants, your camera is more feature packed than you may think. This class will be covering features specific to iPhone and Samsung smartphones. It takes place 1-2 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2024, at the Northeast Branch Library’s Community Room. 

Tween Design Club

Architecture! Fashion! Movie sets! Book covers! Websites! Inventions! Theme parks! Whether it's the buildings we live in, the vehicles we ride, the clothes we wear, or the objects we use, design is all around us. This club is dedicated to the design thinkers of the future. This summer, the Arlington Public Library will gather each week to focus on one interesting topic to explore, then we will develop our own unique designs based on these discussions. The event takes place 2-3 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2024, at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library’s Children Play Room. For ages 9-13 ONLY. No registration necessary. To encourage peer camaraderie, club members are encouraged to attend meetings as many weeks during the summer as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (817) 459-6900 or by email at [email protected].

Creativity Corner 

Swing by the Southeast Branch Library 3-4:45 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2024, and dive into your creativity with this school-age through teen process art program. Each week will have a theme and sensory element to offer us inspiration and guidance as you work to make an original piece of art using a wide array of supplies (including but not limited to buttons, pipe cleaners, baking soda paint, watercolors, yarn). Creativity Corner is part of our Supporting Neurodivergent Access to Programming series.  Because this program uses hot glue and some small-sized craft supplies, it is not recommended for very young children. Each week this program is available while supplies last. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (817) 459-6900 or by email at [email protected].

XKO MMA & Muay Thai

The #1 MMA and Muay Thai Promotion in Texas returns to Texas Live! at the CBD Kratom Backyard. Doors open for those 21 years of age and older 6 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2024. Click here to purchase tickets.

Fluid Art

 Fluid art or pour painting with acrylic is a fun and exciting way to create beautiful abstract art 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2024, at Catalyst Creative Arts. You will use various colored and premixed acrylic paints on a 16 x 20 or 18 x 24-inch canvas. Our artists will instruct you through several fluid art techniques and work with you as you complete your project. Paintings will be left to dry for 72 hours at the studio and then varnished by our artist before they can be picked up. No experience necessary. Recommended for 8 years and up. All materials provided.

Jackals vs. Chicago Hounds

Your hometown professional rugby, the Jackals, host Old Glory DC 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2024, at Choctaw Stadium. Click here for ticket information. 

Chicken and Biscuits at Theatre Arlington

Check out Chicken and Biscuits at Theatre Arlington. A laugh-out-loud comedy, following the Jenkins family as they come together to celebrate the life of their father, hopefully without killing each other. But any hopes for a peaceful reunion unravel when a family secret shows up at the funeral. The show runs from Friday, June 7 until Sunday, June 23, 2024. 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

So Good! The Neil Diamond Experience starring Robert Neary at Arlington Music Hall

Enjoy So Good! The Neil Diamond Experience starring Robert Neary 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14 2024, at the Arlington Music Hall. Click on the event for ticket information.  

Havana Salsa & Bachata Night

Join in at Rangers Republic inside Texas Live! for a salsa & bachata class and dance the night away with free entry for those 21 years of age and older starting at 9 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2024.

Woodland Wet Run 

The inaugural Woodland Wet Fun Run takes place 8-11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2024. The run includes a one-mile warmup and a five-kilometer run around the Woodland West neighborhood, starting at Dottie Lynn Recreation Center and ending at the Woodland West Outdoor Pool! After your run, you'll make a splash in the Woodland West pool, which will be open for race participants only. Click here to register!

Sensory Swim

Head out to Howard Moore Play Pool from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2024, for a supervised swim for children with special needs. Registration is free for season pass holders, or $3 per person without a pass. This event is limited to 100 attendees. Children with special needs, their caregivers, and families are invited. Each individual needs to register (all ages). Season pass holders will be able to use their 2023 season pass number as a coupon code. Click here to register!

DIY With Dad 

Join for a day celebrating Dad and creating a one-of-a-kind gift with him for his special day! The event takes place 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2024, at the East Library and Recreation Center. Siblings can choose to collaborate on a single gift together or sign-up individually to create their own personalized gift for Dad. $5 per gift. Click here to register!

Pet Adoptions Event 

Join Arlington Animal Services mobile adoption truck will be at The Parks Mall at Arlington in front of DICK’S Sporting Goods with furry friends to meet 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 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.

Juneteenth events in Arlington

Several family friendly Juneteenth events, including those at AT&T Stadium and Levitt Pavilion in Arlington are scheduled to commence Saturday, June 15, 2024. View a compiled list of celebrations by clicking here.

Wings host Connecticut Sun

Your hometown WNBA team, the Wings, host the Connecticut Sun 12 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2024, at College Park Center. For more information, click here

Spice Club

Learn about Spice Blends 12-1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2024, at the Southeast Branch Library’s Community Room. 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.

3D Printing for Beginners 

Learn how to prepare and print using TinkerCAD and then watch your design take shape before your eyes in the 3D printer 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2024, at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library’s Tinker Room. Materials will be provided. This class is limited to the first 8 in attendance and is appropriate for ages 9+.

Chris Stapleton 

 Chris Stapleton returns to Globe Life Field for his All American Road Show accompanied by Tedeschi Trucks Band and Marcus King 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2024! 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, June 16, 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. 

Rec 'N Roll - Brantley Hinshaw Park 

The East Team is taking the summer fun to Brantley Hinshaw Park 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2024. Join for games, activities, and a cool treat! Be sure to look for our Naturally Fun Tent.

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