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Free Show at UTA PlanetariumFree Show at UTA Planetarium Every Tuesday in September, the Planetarium at UT-Arlington is holding an Open House at 5 p.m. During this time, admission to a planetarium show will be free! The scheduled show for this week, on Sept....

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Free Coffee Drink at Krispy KremeFree Coffee Drink at Krispy Kreme Now this is a deal I can get behind! Come to your local Krispy Kreme on Monday, Sept. 29 and claim a free 12-oz coffee drink of your choice. Want something bigger? Pay $1 for a small. Pick from a latte...

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Save 15 Percent at Logan's RoadhouseSave 15 Percent at Logan's Roadhouse Print a coupon to save 15 percent on your next meal at Logan's Roadhouse. This coupon is good through October 3. Find your local Logan's here.

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Rock the Park in Keller This Saturday, Sept. 27 is Rock the Park, a family-friendly festival at Bear Creek Park in Keller from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission to the festival is FREE! There will be plenty of live entertainment (see...

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South Street Art Festival in ArlingtonSouth Street Art Festival in Arlington This weekend, Sept. 26-28 is the South Street Art Festival in downtown Arlington. This is the second annual installation of this festival, which features the work of 75 artists from across the country....

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25% Off LivingSocial Deals – Ends Today

Category : Arlington, dining, entertainment, family, Featured, fitness, food, gifts

 photo themeltingpot_zps9b9934d3.pngThrough today, April 22, you can get an extra 25 percent off LivingSocial deals when you use the code BESTMOM at checkout. There is a maximum savings of $25 with this coupon code. Here are some of the deals you can get:

$10 for ice-skating for two at ICE at the Parks – in Arlington; includes skate rental; bigger ticket packages available; pay just $7.50 with discount

$15 for a 2-hour cruise on Lake Lewisville from JT’s Boat Rentals – bring a picnic and enjoy the lake on this group cruise; pay just $11.25 with discount

$20 for a month of classes and gym access at Fit For Life – group fitness, cardio and weight machines and more; locations in Fort Worth and Weatherford; pay just $15 with discount

$20 for a garage door tune-up from Family Christian Doors – $89 value; pay just $15 with discount

$35 for a two-course dinner for two at The Melting Pot – in Arlington; pay just $26.25 after discount

$35 for one 1-hour Swedish or deep-tissue massage at CAN Clinic – in North Richland Hills; just $26.25 with discount; or pay $74.25 after discount for package of three massages

$65 for an on-location family photo session from Lona Jones Photography – get spring pictures of the family done by a pro; prints included; pay $48.75 with discount

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Texas Food Truckin’ Fest in Arlington

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, food

 photo texasfoodtruckin2014_zps5471efe0.pngOn April 25 and 26, the annual Texas Food Truckin’ Fest will take place at Globe Life Park in Arlington. This festival brings together more than 20 food trucks from DFW and beyond, including Wayne’s Flame, The Butcher’s Son, Shortcakes Bus and more. Plus, enjoy live music and kids’ activities.

Admission is $10 on Friday and $12 on Saturday. Kids get in for $5 both days. Admission includes parking. You can get an additional $2 off per ticket when you bring in a canned good or other shelf-stable item for the Tarrant Area Food Bank. You can bring any item you want, but it must be sealed and can’t be in a glass container. Items needed include peanut butter, low-sodium canned vegetables, and whole grain crackers.

Globe Life Park (aka the Ballpark in Arlington) is at 1000 Ballpark Way in Arlington.

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Cardboard Boat Regatta at Six Flags

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, theme parks

 photo cardboardboatregatta_zps1d514ae9.jpegGot a talent for boat-building? Just like to see them? On Saturday, April 26, River Legacy in Arlington will sponsor its annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Cardboard Boat Regatta challenges amateur boat builders to design, build and navigate boats made entirely of corrugated cardboard. You can build your boat beforehand, or participate in the Build-On-Site competition on the event day. See all the details here. Registration to participate in the Regatta ranges from $50 to $90, and there are discounts for schools and churches. For $5, kids can participate in the Mini-Boat Regatta.

If you’re not into building, you can still come and enjoy the fun. General admission to the Regatta is $8 per person, or $6 if you stop by River Legacy before April 25 and pick up your tickets. Kids will enjoy the children’s area, which includes Hook’s Lagoon, face painting, bubble play and a hula-hooping contest.

Six Flags will also open some of their water attractions at the Regatta. For $10, you can purchase a ride pass that includes admission to the Tornado ride, Tsunami Surge & Typhoon Twister (all subject to availability on event day). Sky Coaster Swing Rides cost $10 per person (2-person minimum ride).

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is at 1800 E. Lamar Blvd. in Arlington.

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$5 Ticket Deals at Studio Movie Grill

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured

Studio Movie Grill has a new discount program – each week, they offer movie tickets to select shows for just $5 each, off their normal prices. (Evening shows are normally $9.75 and matinees are $7.75). See this week’s list of discounted shows here. When making reservations online, just enter the code MYSMG1 for each discounted ticket you want to buy. There’s also an option to print a coupon if you want to buy at the box office. (There is an online booking fee of $1.50 per ticket.)

Studio Movie Grill is at 225 Merchants Row in Arlington, though there are theaters in Dallas and Plano, too. See a list of all locations here.

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Save 43% at The Melting Pot

Category : Arlington, Featured, food

 photo themeltingpot_zps9b9934d3.pngMade your date night plans yet? Look no further than this LivingSocial deal – $35 for a 2-course dinner for two at The Melting Pot. This fondue restaurant in Arlington is fun and delicious. Your package includes two salads and two entrees. Pick from shrimp, sirloin, duck breast and more. This is a $61 value.

If you buy this deal, you’ll have until July 15 to use it. It’s only valid for dinner hours, and it’s not good on holidays. Must make a reservation beforehand.

The Melting Pot is at 4000 Five Points Blvd. in Arlington.

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Discounts on Spring Break Fun

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured

Enjoy Spring Break without breaking the bank! The daily-deal sites have some discounts for fun activities:

$6 for a movie ticket to Studio Movie Grill – this is a $10.50 value; valid at the Arlington location only

$10 for ice skating for two at ICE At the Parks – in Arlington; includes skate rental; 50% discount; pay $18 for the same package for 4 people

$15 for a mini-golf and go-kart outing for two at Mountasia Family Fun Park – $30 value; includes 18 holes of golf for two people, plus a go-kart ride for each; pay $30 for the same package for 4 people

$17 for a 2-hour painting class for kids from Texas U Can Paint – locations in Southlake and Arlington

$25 for 10 open-jump passes to Let’s Jump – $50 value; can be shared by multiple kids; in Keller

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Valentine’s Specials at DFW Restaurants

Category : Arlington, family, Featured, food, free

 photo tacobuenovalentinesday_zps0162183c.pngOK, so it’s probably too late for a Valentine’s Day reservation at the fancy pants restaurants – but several casual eateries have great Valentine’s deals available! Get there early (or arrive late):

Logan’s Roadhouse – featuring a special V-Day menu on Feb. 13-16.
Taco Cabana -visit their Facebook page for special Sweetheart Deals every day; the offer for Feb. 14 will be a two for $9.99 special that includes drinks.
McAlister’s - kids eat free on Valentine’s Day with purchase of an adult entree.
Wienerschnitzeltwo corn dogs for $1 on Feb. 14 (Grand Prairie, Mesquite, Allen)
California Pizza KitchenValentine’s special for two is just $30, through Feb. 16.
Boston’s - Valentine’s Day special includes free dessert through Feb. 16.
Hooter’s -  get two 10-piece wing orders for $14 on Feb. 14.
Einstein Bros. Bagels – get a special Valentine’s bagel box through Feb. 14.
Uno’s - special Valentine’s menu from 2/14-16.
Papa Murphy’s -  get the “heartbaker” heart-shaped pizza for $8.
Brio Tuscan Grille – dine Feb. 13-16 and get a $10 bonus card.
Dickey’s – buy one meat plate and 2 large drinks and get the second plate free through Feb. 18.
Carrabba’sget 4 courses for the price of 3 through Feb. 25.
Spaghetti Warehousetwo can dine for $34.99 through Feb. 17.
Taco Bueno - free chips and queso with any purchase through Feb. 14.
Outback Steakhousespecial Valentine’s menu through Feb. 16.
Mimi’s Cafespecial Valentine’s menu through Feb. 16.
Social Bakehouse Cafefree entree with purchase of another entree and 2 drinks.
Souper Saladfree adult meal with purchase of another meal and 2 drinks through Feb. 16.
Pappasito’s – special Plato Amor for two for $44.95.

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Save on Graffiti Run in Fort Worth

Category : Arlington, entertainment, Featured, sports

 photo graffitirun_zpsea773a10.jpgI can speak from personal experience when I say this was a lot of fun – the Graffiti Run in Fort Worth. Right now, LivingSocial is offering one entry to the race for just $25. The entries are normally $35 to $45 each. Even if you’re not a runner, the Graffiti Run is lots of fun to just walk – every few feet, you’re showered with different colored powders, leaving you quite, uh, rainbow-like when you’re done. The fun takes place at Panther Island Pavilion on Saturday, Feb. 16. The package includes an entry to the race, a t-shirt and headband, and your own bag of color, so you can pelt your friends to your heart’s content.

Check out the full details here.

Other race deals available right now include:

$17 for one entry to the Neon Dash 5K – glowing night race on Sept. 20; at the Ballpark in Arlington

$20 for one entry to the Race2Rescue Color Run – another color run; $40 value; on March 29 in Grapevine

$35 for the Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race – package is valued at $70 and includes a medal, shirt, and swag; race is Sunday, June 8 in Dallas

$45 for the Armageddon Ambush – $90 value; package includes entry, shirt and a beer at the after party; race is April 5 in Fort Worth

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Animal Exploration Event at River Legacy

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

Come to River Legacy Living Science Center on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. for their Animal Exploration event. Discover the habits and adaptations of one of our native animals during a live animal observation with a River Legacy Naturalist at River Legacy Living Science Center. Space is limited, so please RSVP to 817.860.6752 as soon as you can. This is a free event!

River Legacy Living Science Center is at703 NW Green Oaks Blvd. in Arlington.

Also, on Monday, Feb. 3, River Legacy will host an open house for its Nature School, a program that teaches preschool-age kids about nature and science. Kids can participate in a variety of activities while parents meet the teachers and learn more about the program.

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20% Off LivingSocial Deals

Category : Arlington, Featured, fitness, food

Through today (Monday, Jan. 20), you can get 20 percent off deal purchases at LivingSocial with the code LSJAN20. The code is good for a maximum discount of $20. Here are some Fort Worth-area deals that look good:

$10 for $20 at Social Bakehouse Cafe – half off baked goods, coffee, paninis and more in Arlington – just $8 with discount

$10 for one admission to Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax – Creepy or interesting? You decide at this museum in Grand Prairie, on the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not grounds; just $8 with discount (kids’ regular tickets are $8.99, so no need to buy deals for them)

$25 for 5 drop-in yoga classes at Yogali – get more flexible and relaxed with some classes from this studio on Lancaster. $50 value. Just $20 with discount!

$25 for admission to a 2-hour painting party – all supplies are provided at these fun artist-led painting classes held at local bistros. Locations in Fort Worth, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Colleyville, Lewisville, Frisco and more. $20 with discount!

$39 for a “Drop a Dress Size” program from AMP Fitness – this 21-day program includes meal planning and fitness classes to help you shed pounds; valued at $199 – just $31.20 with discount

$99 for a one-night stay at the Kennedy Mansion Bed & Breakfast – get away to this charming B&B in Tulsa, which features rooms decorated in a romantic style. Stay includes in-room breakfast for two. Just $79 with discount!

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