One: Party on the Patio
Me and My Monkey is simply the best Beatles tribute band, EVER—and lucky for you, their Fab Five stylings will be the main attraction at the always-fun Party on the Patio at Ventana Grille at Tierra Verde. Time: Doors open at 6 p.m. on Friday. Cost: $7 cover for adults; kids 17 and younger get in free. Cash bar and dinner buffet available for purchase. More.
Two: More Live Music in Arlington
Live music (plus food, beer, and cocktails) abound on the weekend agendas at El Arroyo (Josh Lee Band, Sweet T, Brett Watts), Marie Red’s (Johnny D and the Cadillacs), Stumpy’s (Weekend Edition, Money 4 Nothing), and other Arlington live music venues. Times: Friday-Sunday, see websites for details.
Three: Rockin’ for Unity
Drop by The Rock Fired Wood Kitchen for live music and wood-fired pizza, all benefiting the Dallas Police Association. Time: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. More.
Four: National Tequila Day at Blue Mesa
There’s nothing better than a weekend—unless it’s a weekend with $2 Blue Mesa Margaritas in celebration of National Tequila Day. (They really are blue, and they really are yummy). Times: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. until close. More.
Five: Pokémon Go
If you feel a case of Pokémon fever coming on, Arlington’s a great place to find a cure. Find local Pokéstops, gyms and more with our comprehensive guide.
Six: Star of Texas Challenge
Check out Arlington’s new, unique public art project this weekend and you’ll win a cool shirt, free entry to the Arlington Museum of Art’s Vivian Maier exhibit, possibly THE GRAND PRIZE AND 15 minutes of fame on the City of Arlington’s social media channels. And seriously, those stars are pretty cool, especially when to view them up close. You’ll love it! Find out more.
Seven: Legal Draft Beer Company Grand Opening
There’s a new kid in town, craft beer lovers, and you’re invited to get to know him better at the Legal Draft Company Grand Opening Party. The festivities will include the launch of an intriguing flight of new brews: Legal Blonde Lager, Accused Amber Lager, Presumed Innocent IPA, Chief Justice Stout, and Hung Jury Hefeweizen. Time: Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. More.
Eight: Romance the past
Explore Arlington’s rich history at the Fielder House Museum, Knapp Heritage Park, Village Creek Historical Area, Founders Plaza, or the Neel Kearby Memorial. See websites for hours; all destinations are free or under $10.
Nine: International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame
Discover the fascinating origins of the ancient sport of bowling (and the technology that’s powering the future) at one of the DFW area’s most unusual museums. While you’re there, you can also order a customized bowling trinket for yourself, which is pretty dang cool. Hours: Friday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Admission: Begins at $7.50 More.
Ten: Try a new restaurant
Did you know that Arlington is home to a pretty incredible (not to mention DELICIOUS) collection of ethnic restaurants, neighborhood joints, and fine dining destinations? Find a new favorite to love when you start working your way through our“23 Must-Try Arlington Restaurant Items” list (parts one or two) this weekend.
Start warming up, shoppers! The Tax-Free Weekend is August 5-6!