Fun for all: East Main Arts Festival features art, music & much more

The East Main Arts Festival, featuring some 90 artist/vendor booths and more than two dozen bands, will be held from noon-8 p.m. on May 4.

The festival will create a three-block street scene, anchored by Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar (403 E. Main St.), Division Brewing Company, and Mavericks Bar & Grill (601 E. Main St.).

In addition to seeing arts and crafts and listening to local and regional musical acts, festival goers can enjoy family- and animal-friendly activities that include bounce houses and a Pop Up Dog Park.

For the foodies and the craft beer lovers, the #EMAF2019 will include hand-crafted beers (brewed on the block) from Division Brewing Co., hand-made brisket tacos from Mavericks Grill (a full menu is available), and fresh pastries.

The East Main experience will include art booths featuring a variety of media, including live painting, sculpting and pottery – with fare that appeals to art lovers of all budgets.

For folks looking to acquire new animals for their homes, Arlington Animal Services will be on hand with its mobile pet adoption unit.

This event is free and open to the public. Please use the following hashtag on all your pictures (Instagram, Twitter, FB). #EMAF2019.

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Texas Rangers baseball

When: May 1, 3-5, 17-22, 30-June 2

Where: Globe Life Park

Time: Check website for game times

In a nutshell: Your Texas Rangers will continue their pursuit of the American League Championship with home series against these teams this month: the Pittsburgh Pirates (May 1), the Oakland A’s (April 12-14), the Toronto Blue Jays (May 3-5), the St. Louis Cardinals (May 17-19), the Seattle Mariners (May 20-22) and the Kansas City Royals (May 30-June 2).

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Planetarium shows

When: May 1-31

Where: The Planetarium at UT Arlington (700 Planetarium Place)

Time: Check website for show times

In a nutshell: With a 60-foot-diameter dome and its state-of-the art Digistar 5 DLP Projection system, The Planetarium at UT Arlington is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the state of Texas. The Digistar 5 system can project stars, planets, galaxies and virtually anything else onto the dome.

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Donray Traveling Exhibits

When: May 1-Dec. 31

Where: Arlington Museum of Art

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

In a nutshell: This exhibit demonstrates the majesty of the Western American landscape. Donray’s technique captures the beauty of the natural world while commenting on the silent danger that exists out in the open, secluded space. The cacti and other flora pierce the landscape in dramatic style. This exhibit includes 30 paintings and pastels.

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Monarch Festival

When: May 4

Where: Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park (1650 Matlock Road, Mansfield)

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

In a nutshell: Join fellow butterfly lovers to celebrate the Monarch. Activities will include games, crafts, nature walks, plant ID hikes, a butterfly release and more. Pre-registration is not required for this free program.

For more: 817-728-3680


UTA baseball

When: May 10-12

Where: Clay Gould Ballpark (1400 Maverick)

Time: Check website for game times

In a nutshell: The Mavericks will have one final home series this month, playing Coastal Carolina.

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Blacksmithing demonstrations at Knapp Heritage Park

When: May 26

Where: Knapp Heritage Park (201 E. Front St.)

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

In a nutshell: Blacksmiths show off their artistry each month during these informative and entertaining exhibitions.

For more: 817-460-4001


Downtown Arlington Open Coffee Club

When: May 30

Where: Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar (403 E. Main St.).

Time: 8 – 9 a.m.

In a nutshell: Join friends as they talk tech, startups, and the digital lifestyle over coffee and pastries with an added special guest speaker. This is a meetup unlike all of the others in the area – it’s moderator led.

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