Photos with Big Tex, Open Mic Night and Texas Chili in this week’s socially distanced To-Do List

You’re reading the To-Do List, The Shorthorn’s weekly list of socially distanced events in and around Arlington.

This week’s list includes a book sale, open mic night and photos with Big Tex.

Photos with Big Tex, Open Mic Night and Texas Chili in this week’s socially distanced To-Do List

A sign outside of the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library advertises for curbside pickup April 20 in Arlington. The service will be available for pickup from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday at all Arlington Public Library locations.

Fall book sale

The Friends and the Foundation of the Arlington Public Library will host its annual fall book sale at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library from Friday to Sunday. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Books, jigsaw puzzles, CDs, DVDs and large print materials will be available for sale in the ReBrary room.

A maximum of 85 people will be allowed into the sale at a time. The event is open to the public.

Photos with Big Tex, Open Mic Night and Texas Chili in this week’s socially distanced To-Do List

Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas reopened last weekend with new safety protocols and ticketing procedures.

The museum will operate on weekends only and at no more than 25% of its maximum occupancy.

For ticket prices and hours, you can visit the museum’s website.

Photos with Big Tex, Open Mic Night and Texas Chili in this week’s socially distanced To-Do List

Big Tex looms large Oct. 1, 2019, at the State Fair of Texas. 

Photos with Big Tex

Despite its cancellation, the State Fair of Texas will reopen for a drive-thru experience this weekend.

Patrons can purchase the Big Tex photo package for the opportunity to snap a picture with Big Tex, who will be wearing a mask. The package allows eight people per car and a downloadable professional photo.

Tickets cost $25 per car. For more information, you can visit the State Fair of Texas website.

Photos with Big Tex, Open Mic Night and Texas Chili in this week’s socially distanced To-Do List

Spoken word artist Melania-Luisa Marte recites one of her poems at a Poetry Slam and open mic on Oct. 2, 2019, in the Palo Duro Lounge.

Open Mic Night

UTA Libraries is scheduled to host a virtual open mic night Wednesday at 7 p.m. Community members can perform live or prerecord their artistic skills.

The event is free, and you can sign up here.

Photos with Big Tex, Open Mic Night and Texas Chili in this week’s socially distanced To-Do List

Milaun Murry, experiential learning outreach and events specialist, demonstrates frying techniques during the Maverick Kitchen: Southern Culture Eats event Feb. 28, 2019, in the Central Library FabLab.

Maverick Kitchen: Texas Chili

UTA Libraries is scheduled to host its first Maverick Kitchen event of the fall semester Thursday at 12:30 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m.

The live-streamed event will show students how to make Texas chili. Maverick Kitchens show students how to make easy recipes from ingredients that most people already have in the kitchen.

You can stream the event through the UTA Libraries Facebook page.

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