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If you’ve got a hankering to try something different, learn something new, or connect with friends at a cool venue, Downtown Arlington is calling your name—especially if you’ve yet to sample any of these downtown activities and destinations:
Arlington Yoga Center: A sense of community and a welcoming environment await yoga enthusiasts of all experience levels (as well as the yoga curious) at the Arlington Yoga Center, where you can check out individual classes on a drop-in basis, purchase five or ten-class packages or try the center’s flat-fee unlimited class pass. Namaste!
Art: See the latest exhibit at Arlington Museum of Art exhibit. Afterwards, grab a bite and enjoy the variety of murals and sculptures around the downtown restaurants and shops.
Free Play Arlington: Got a $10 bill handy? At Free Play Arlington, that’s all you’ll need to get hooked up with all-you-can-play privileges in an arcade stuffed with over 100 retro video and pinball games. When you’re ready for a break, check out Free Play’s “delicious and different” food menu, as well as the arcade’s “massive, awesome” drink selection. It’s gonna be on like Donkey Kong…
Truth Vinyl: If you’re a music lover, you need to know about Truth Vinyl. This stylish listening space (which is also a retail store) boasts a collection of more than 50,000 albums, as well as expert staff who can do just about anything, whether it’s introducing you to an obscure B-side that will change your life or providing sage advice on the selection of home sound systems.
Live music: invite your friends for a fun evening of delicious dining and cool tunes! Levitt Pavilion offers free live music under the stars. Arlington Music Hall is the home of Symphony Arlington, which is a professional orchestra with a season in the fall, winter and spring. Arlington Music Hall regularly boasts a variety of artists, including Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters, Richard Marx, Ronnie Milsap, and tribute bands like The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones.
Urban Union: Urban Alchemy is just one venue at the recently-revitalized Downtown Arlington development known as Urban Union, a walkable mixed-use destination where you can grab a sweet treat at Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery or sample craft brews at Legal Draft Beer Company. Find out more about upcoming Urban Union events.
UTA Planetarium: You won’t soon forget a visit to the UTA Planetarium, where you can immerse yourself in the starry brilliance of the nighttime sky, explore the wonders of the galaxy, or experience the stunning sound and visuals of a planetarium show projected on the facility’s impressive 60-foot dome.
New Downtown Library: It’s not your daddy’s library, folks. The new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, an 80,000 square-foot center for learning and connecting, features customized collections, play areas, a digital creativity lab with a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) focus—not to mention resources for genealogy and history enthusiasts, adult literacy spaces, opportunities for workforce development, and tons more. Get your library card in order and get ready to expand your mind!