Singing in the rain (check). Listening to rain on the roof (check). Positive thinking about how your car is washed (check). Now what?
Turn off the extended rain forecast, and enjoy fun indoor activities around town this week! Here are some suggestions.
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.
UT Arlington Planetarium
Remember your first planetarium experience thirty-something years ago? Well, that was lame so forget that. This is the more like Tony Stark meets IMAX! Events and shows include Black Holes, Dynamic Earth and Pink Floyd: The Wall.
Dyno-Rock Indoor Climbing Gym
Are you climbing the walls? Good, cause this indoor climbing gym boasts 14,000 square feet of climbing surface and more than 2,500 square feet of dedicated bouldering.
The Parks Mall at Arlington
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!
Dave & Busters in the Arlington Highlands
Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, this place pack a powerful punch to your cabin fever. Great food and fun are served up by the friendliest people in town! And check out their new sports bar.
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.