Weekend Buzz: March 31 – April 2, 2023
By Office of Communication
Posted on March 30, 2023, March 30, 2023

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

Pictures with Bunny at The Parks Mall

Hop on over to take egg-stra special pictures at The Parks Mall at Arlington with The Bunny from Friday, March 17, 2023 to Saturday, April 8, 2023. Plus, bring your fur fam to their pet photo nights for even more paw-fect moments! Click here to reserve a time slot.

"Soulful Wanderlust" Solo Exhibit at Create Arlington

Dawn Silert’s exhibit “Soulful Wanderlust” runs through Friday, April 14, 2023 at Create Arlington Studios. Gallery Hours are Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Dawn is a resident artist at Create Arlington Studios. art is for sale. For more information go to the event page

Spring Book Sale 

The Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library (FFAPL) will be holding their annual Spring Book Sale. FFAPL is a local non-profit that works to bring together library lovers; promote public awareness and community support and encourage gifts and fundraising to support the programs and services provided by Arlington Public Library.

The Spring Book Sale fundraiser will be held at the Meadowbrook Recreation Center, 1400 East Dugan St. A wide collection of books, jigsaw puzzles, CDs, DVDs, and large print materials will be available. Cash, checks, and credit cards with a $5 min will be accepted.

The 2023 book sale schedule (in part):

  • Friday, March 31, 2023: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Open to the public
  • Saturday, April 1, 2023:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Open to the public
  • Sunday, April 2, 2023:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Half-price day, closeout specials!
    Teachers/nonprofits special 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

FFAPL will not be accepting donations during the sale; however, a monetary donation can be made with the cashier.

Texas Rangers open 2023 season at Globe Life Field 

It’s Baseball Time in Texas. The Texas Rangers begin the 2023 MLB season 3:05 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2023 against the Philadelphia Phillies. The three-game series continues in the weekend 3:05 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2023 and 6:08 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 2023. Visit the Rangers’ website for more information. 

Underwater EGGstravaganza 

Come join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department for its first EAST Underwater EGGstravaganza starting 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2023 at the East Library and Recreation Center. Children will be able to hunt for eggs in the water and collect a prize at the end! Please take note of the following egg hunt times per age group:

  • 5:30pm-6:00pm - 3-5 yrs
  • 6:15pm-6:45pm - 6-9 yrs
  • 7:00pm-7:30pm - 10-12yrs

Participants under 42 inches and those needing a lifejacket MUST be accompanied in the water by an adult. Lifejackets will be available on a first come, first serve basis. All participants MUST pre-register. Click here to register!

Parents Night Out 

Calling all parents, you deserve a nice evening out! Drop off your kids at Cliff Nelson Recreation Center from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2023 for Parents’ Night Out. Children will be busy playing awesome recreational activities throughout the night while you get to sit back & relax! It is $15 per child. Click here to register!

Renegades face Sea Dragons

The Arlington Renegades face the Seattle Sea Dragons 6 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2023 at Choctaw Stadium. For ticket information, click here.

Friday Night Skate

Friday Night Skate is back this spring! Join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department at Elzie Odom Athletic Center 7 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2023. This event is for ages 13 and younger, and the cost is $15 per child. Pre-registration is required. You will have a blast skating with your friends, playing games, and participating in skating activities throughout the evening! Two slices of pizza and a 12-ounce drink can be added on for an additional $5. Click here to register!

Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters

The Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters concert comes to Arlington Music Hall 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2023. Purchase tickets by clicking here. Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with the surprisingly deep material of her unabashedly catchy pop music. Singer and playwright Lisa Rock has compiled a moving tribute to the music and life of Carpenter, and brings it to the stage with her 6-piece backing band. Dedicated to re-creating the true sound of The Carpenters, Rock and her band showcase some of the most memorable songs of the 70s including “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” and of course “Close to You.”

Noises Off & Walk of Fame Unveiling

Theatre Arlington is shifting gears from “the mother of all musicals” to what some consider one of the funniest comedies ever written for the stage, Noises Off by Michael Frayn. This out-of-control play within a play opens Friday, March 31, 2023 and is the second production in the theater’s 50th anniversary season. Frayn’s hilarious look at the theater and those who make its magic happen – both inside and out – is also celebrating its own 40th anniversary of making audiences cry with laughter, having premiered on Broadway in 1983. Noises Off is a classic British farce about an under-rehearsed and overworked cast and crew attempting to stage the fictional sex farce, Nothing On. This bumbling cast and crew have more personal dramatic flair than professional as their shenanigans and chaos rule onstage and backstage. Will all the slamming doors, dropped pants, lost props and technical difficulties create such a disaster that it jinxes the old saying, “The show must go on?” Performances will continue through Sunday, April 16th with the following schedule: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2 p.m. Learn more about the production by clicking here

As part of their 50th anniversary celebration, Theatre Arlington is honoring artists who have appeared at the theater and gone on to broader visibility. The Walk of Fame will be officially unveiled at 6:45 p.m. Friday, March 31, on opening night of Noises Off.

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour

Taylor Swift brings The Eras Tour to AT&T Stadium for three nights on Friday, March 31, 2023 with special guests MUNA and GAYLE, Saturday, April 1, 2023 and Sunday, April 2, 2023 with special guests, beabadoobee and Gracie Abrams. Click here for more information about Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour.

Arlington Bass Classic

Arlington Parks and Recreation hosts the 10th Annual Arlington Bass Classic on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Richard Simpson Park. Registration is $100 per team (1 or 2 people) and includes Big Bass contest. One boat per team; top 6 places paid for biggest stringer.


  • 6:00-6:40 AM: Registration & Check-In at Richard Simpson Park
  • 6:45 AM: Pre-Tournament Meeting
  • 6:55 AM: National Anthem
  • 7:00 AM (Sunrise): Tournament Begins
  • 2:30 PM: Tournament Ends
  • 3:00 PM: Weigh-In Deadline

Click here to find a complete set of tournament rules, prizes, and other information. Click here to register.

Super Smash Bros Tournament 

Arlington Parks and Recreation is excited to offer our official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate eSports Tournament sponsored by GameStop starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2023. You can bring your own controller from home or borrow one from us. This event is open to all skill levels. Pre-registration is required. Double elimination format. The winner will receive a copy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and an eSports Championship trophy. Click here to register!

Earth Day Festival at River Legacy 

Join River Legacy Nature Center as they celebrate Earth Day 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2023 with guided nature walks, story times, crafts, activities, demonstrations & more. There is fun for the whole family.

Uncrated: Reimagining the Arlington Museum of Art, 1950-2025

From Saturday, April 1, 2023 until Sunday, May 14, 2023, the Arlington Museum of Art will present Uncrated: Reimagining the Arlington Museum of Art, 1950-2025, a retrospective of the museum’s evolution and a celebration of art and community partnerships through the decades. In the early 1900s, civic leaders in Arlington, Texas began creating a vision for promoting the visual arts and arts education as important community values. Today, the Arlington Museum of Art is the legacy of their leadership. Click here for ticket information. 

Hop with a Cop

Please join The Parks Mall at Arlington and the Arlington Police Department for Hop with a Cop 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2023 in Center Court. They will have refreshments for the kids and a visit from the Easter Bunny!

Murder Mystery

High Tides & Good Vibes, it's time to attend the party of the year. Come out to the Murder Mystery 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Cliff Nelson Recreation Center. You'll socialize and schmooze with beachcombers. Secrets will be revealed, a homicide will happen, & you'll find sand in places where sand doesn't belong! The event is $20 per person. Ages 18+ only. Click here to register!

Jackals battle Arrows

Your hometown rugby club, the Jackals, host the Toronto Arrows 7:05 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Choctaw Stadium. For more information about tickets, click here

Hand holding tree with half globe and sunlight

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