Singing in the rain (check). Listening to rain on the roof (check). Positive thinking about how your car is washed (check). Now what?
If you find yourself staring out your window and sighing at the extended rain forecast, you’re not alone. Don’t start building an ark yet. Instead, here are some fun things to do around town this drizzly weekend:
Take a trip to Urinetown! This musical (admittedly) has the worst title in stage history, but it was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won three. The powerhouse cast includes some of the most noted actors and actresses in the DFW area. And I was especially impressed with the local dynamo from SMU (Sally) and the heroine (Hope Cladwell) that has just returned from seven years of New York City performances.
Alley Cats offers 40,000 square feet of indoor entertainment: laser tag arena, 24 bowling lanes, restaurant, pool tables, rock-climbing, plus more than 100 video and ticket games. And it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, so enjoy a full-service bar that is even loaded with local craft beers.
Drown your rainy day blues with retail therapy! The Parks features more than 180 stores and eateries like Macy's, Pandora, The Cheesecake Factory, Nordstrom Rack, Coach, and more. Then take a spin on the NHL-sized ice skating rink, followed by a flick at the movie theater. Leave your raincoat in the car, because all of that is under one big roof. Boom.
K1 Speed, located across from Hurricane Harbor, features a professionally-designed indoor go-kart track, high-performance electric European go-karts, and an advanced timing system that measures lap times up to a hundredth of a second. The lobby is part arcade, part motor sport museum. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!
Arlington Museum of Art’s exhibit, Toulouse-Lautrec & La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910
Switch off the Weather Channel and feast your eyes on something beautiful. Say “OUI!” to the Toulouse-Lautrec temporary exhibit, May 16-August 16. See 200 pieces from avant-garde Post-Impressionist artists working in the French "modern" style. This exhibit is built around the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who infamously painted scenes from the famed Parisian Moulin Rouge theatre.
And DEBUTING NEXT FRIDAY, Fantasy in Sand
Life is a beach, so May 22-July 18, paint your toes a happy summer color, dust off your flip flops and head to see #ozinarlington. Enter the SANDsational world of larger than life sand sculptures featuring iconic scenes from the Wonderful World of Oz and America the Beautiful. What’s behind the curtain? See for yourself on the LIVE sandcam.