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Six flags hurricane harbor will open the 2017 season on May 6-7.


May 1-28

What: Planetarium Spring Shows

Where: The Planetarium at the

University of Texas Arlington  (700 Planetarium Place)

When: See below for show times

In a nutshell: Spring shows at one of the region’s premier planetariums will include “Phantom of the Universe” (6 p.m.) and “Pink Floyd” (7 p.m.) on Fridays; “One World One Sky, Big Bird’s Adventure” (1 p.m.), “Secret of the Cardboard Rocket” (2 p.m.), “Phantom of the Universe” (6 p.m.) and “Pink Floyd” (7 p.m.) on Saturdays; and “Astronaut” (1:30 p.m.) and “Spacepark 360” (2:30 p.m.) on Sundays.

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May 1 – Dec. 31

What: Donray Traveling Exhibits

Where: Arlington Museum of Art   (201 W. Main St.)

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.

In a nutshell: This unique and fascinating exhibit demonstrates the majesty of the Western American landscapes, birds, and performers. Donray’s technique captures the beauty of the natural world while commenting on the silent danger that exists out in the open, secluded space.

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May 5-7

What: Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Where: The University of Texas Arlington’s Maverick Stadium

When: 5-9:30 p.m. on Friday; 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. on Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday

In a nutshell: This popular, annual Arlington festival celebrates its 31st anniversary this year. It will feature the finest in Scottish music, food, and athletics. In addition, vendors will offer an assortment of Scottish wares and crafts.

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May 7

What: Cheep Thrills Trained Bird Show

Where: Traders Village (2602 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie)

When: 1-4 p.m.

In a nutshell: Since its debut more than 30 years ago, Cheep Thrills has entertained literally millions of people at festivals and venues all around the world. The show features trained Macaws and Cockatoos performing unusual feats of balance, memory and coordination in an exciting and fast paced 20-minute review.

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May 10-14, 16-18, 29-31

What: Texas Rangers baseball

Where: Globe Life Park

When: Check website for times

In a nutshell: The defending American League West champs will entertain four teams this month: the San Diego Padres (May 10-11), the Oakland A’s (May 12-14), the Philadelphia Phillies (May 16-18), and the Tampa Bay Rays (May 29-31)

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May 13, 20

What: Family Movie Matinee

Where: Kennedale Community Center (316 W Third St., Kennedale)

When: 3-5 p.m.

In a nutshell: Two movies are on tap this month at the Kennedale Community Center: “The BFG” on May 13 and “Big Hero” on May 20.

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May 20

What: “Hurrah!” Fashion Show and Dinner

Where: Park Place Motorcars-Mercedes Benz (4201 Beltway Place)

When: 7 p.m.

In a nutshell: Support Texans with disabilities at the 40th anniversary celebration of the Arlington-based non-profit, Helping Restore Ability. Features include a fashion show, dinner, and a silent auction featuring HRA clients. Tickets are $120 for VIP and $100 for general admission.

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May 20, 30

What: Dallas Wings basketball

Where: College Park Center

When: 7 p.m.

In a nutshell: The Wings’ quest for a WNBA championship begins this month, with two home games on the schedule. The Wings will host the Minnesota Lynx on May 20 and the Indiana Fever on May 30.

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