World-class boxing, world-class baseball, live music and tons more give us a dozen fun things to do this weekend in Arlington, TX. Party on, Weekend Warriors:
One: Frame4Frame Festival
Arlington’s newest festival is a musical and visual arts forum that celebrates cultural awareness and appreciation for the diverse creative population that exists throughout our community. On the agenda: Screenings of indie and studio films, performances from both well-known and emerging musicians, art exhibits, and networking events for film enthusiasts, musicians and artists. Dates and times: Thursday-Sunday; festival opens at noon each day. Tickets: $60 for music or film-only; all-inclusive passes are $100. More.
Two: Canelo vs. Smith
In only its third boxing match ever, AT&T Stadium welcomes former two-division world champion Canelo Alvarez and WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion Liam "Beefy" Smith for an epic showdown. Time: Saturday at 2 p.m. See the Ticketmaster website for ticket info.
Three: Closing Weekend at Hurricane Harbor
It’s your last chance to splash at Hurricane Harbor, where you can cool down in an avalanche of blue water and enjoying some of the most thrilling rides around. Hours: Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. See the website for ticket pricing and specials.
Four: Texas Rangers vs. the Oakland Athletics
It’s fall ball, ya’ll! Head to the Arlington Entertainment district this weekend to root for the Texas Rangers (when they take on some guys from California) at Arlington’s Globe Life Park. Times: 7:05 p.m. on Friday, 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, and 2:05 p.m. on Sunday. Click here for ticket information and special promotions
Five: Free concerts under the stars
Free music under the stars is back this weekend with a lineup of concerts by Seryn, Daphne Willis, Cas Haley, and Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis. Pack a picnic dinner complete with your favorite bottle of wine or brew, grab a chair, head to Downtown Arlington and have a blast! Times: Friday-Sunday at 8 p.m. Cost: Free (food vendors on site or BYOB). More.
Six: Ecofest Arlington
This not-your-ordinary festival features tree giveaways (while supplies last), children’s activities, crafts, green vendors, live music, and more—all in the name of environmental friendliness. Time: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission: Free. More.
Seven: “Guys and Dolls” at Theatre Arlington
This colorful portrait of a loveable group of Damon Runyan-esuqe underworld figures will have you talking like a 30s-era gangster, signing up for the Salvation Army, and singing the classic, catchy tunes for weeks to come. Tickets: $25 (discounts for students and seniors). Showtimes: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. More.
Eight: Grab Some Grub, Bub…
Did you know that Arlington’s home to a food-lover’s treasure trove of neighborhood restaurant greatness, ethnic gems and fabulous fine dining? It’s true, and you can scope out your new favorite place to eat here or here.
Nine: “Ulterior Motifs” at Arlington Museum Art
Conceived in 1999 as a celebratory exhibition of Lubbock art and music, this semi-regular show has gradually evolved into a wider presentation of prominent contemporary artists who live in or maintain strong ties to Texas. It’s called a “must-see” for anyone who loves contemporary art. Dates and times: Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 pm. to 5 p.m. Cost: $8. More.
Ten: Viridian Farmers Market
If fresh is your thing, head to the Viridian Farmers Market, where you can sample fresh food products from local farmers, suppliers and craftsmen while you’re enjoying live music and plenty of family fun. Date and time: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: Free. More.
Eleven: First Responders Event at Putt-Putt Fun Center.
First responders are invited to bring a guest and enjoy a round of mini-golf on the house this weekend at Arlington’s Putt-Putt Fun Center. Dates: Saturday and Sunday. More.
Twelve: Roller coasters, outdoor adventures, high-speed go-kart racing and soooo much more.
Open for business this weekend—and by the way, their business is fun: Six Flags Over Texas, the International Bowling Museum, River Legacy Parks, K-1 Speed, ICE At The Parks, and the Arlington Highlands. So there’s just no excuse not to get off your sofa and have a little adventure. Find out more.