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5 Free and Cheap Things To Do Near Downtown Arlington This Week (Oct. 13-19)

October 12, 2017

                                                                                        (photo courtesy Facebook/South Street Arts Festival)

 

What: South Street Art Festival

When: Oct. 13-15

Where: 200 E. South Street

Cost: free

 

The fifth annual South Street Arts Festival in Downtown Arlington will feature food, music and art as well as a craft beer  and wine garden. Parking is free for the event which will run from 4 to10 p.m. Friday, Oct 13, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15.

 

 

 

                                                                               (photo courtesy Facebook/UTD Motorsports Formula SAE)

What: Autocross

When: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. Oct. 14

Where: UTA Parking Lot 49 (SE corner of Mitchell and Cooper Streets)

Cost: free

 

UTA Racing will gather with other teams from across the nation to race their Formula SAE cars. The campus and community are invited to watch the action.

 

 

 

                                                                                                       (photo courtesy Facebook/Brianna Willuhn)

 

What: Touch-a-Truck

When: 9-11:30 a.m. Oct. 14

Where: First United Methodist Church, 313 N. Center Street

Cost: free

 

The Arlington Public Library will host its third annual Touch-a-Truck which features big trucks, police cars, fire engines, moving vans, construction equipment and other vehicles. For those with special needs, the first hour is sensory friendly without all the noise and lights.

 

 

                                                                                                             (photo courtesy Flickr/ Abode of Chaos)

 

What: Salvador Dali exhibit

When: Oct. 21-Jan. 21

Where: Arlington Museum of Art, 201 W. Main Street

Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, free for children ages 12 and under

 

"Dali was a painter, designer, sculptor, writer and set designer as well as a master engraver who could produce equally outstanding work in dry point, etching, woodcut or lithography," according to the Arlington Museum of Art which will be showing 100 of the artist’s pieces. The museum is open 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                   (photo courtesy Creative Commons)

 

                                                                                                    

What: Middle of the Month Open Mic

When: 8-11 p.m. Oct 18

Where: On Tap, 200 N. Mesquite Street, Suite 105

Cost: free

 

On Tap, a craft beer bar located in Downtown Arlington, invites musicians and singers to bring their instruments and lyrics for an evening of original, live music. The open mic is a monthly event led by Kasey Tackett.

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