Arlington Weekend Buzz: September 25-27, 2015

Articles Weekend 09-24-15

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South St. Art Festival

Located in the heart of Downtown Arlington, South Street Art Festival is a major part of maintaining an exciting art scene in the downtown district! The South Street Art Festival is a free three-day art festival from September 25-27, 2015 that will feature up to 75 artists from across the country, and 10 prominent local bands. The DREAM sculpture will also be unveiled at the festival this Friday night at 7 p.m. The 54-foot long, 12-foot tall metal sculpture becomes the first public art project of its kind in Downtown Arlington. Festival hours: Friday September 25: 4pm-9pm, Saturday September 26: 10am-9pm, Sunday September 27: 11am-4pm. You can take a look at the festival map as well. Parking is free on all downtown Arlington city streets marked with an orange P sign!

Fright Fest Presented by Snickers at Six Flags Over Texas

Four new fright zones and terrifying attractions will be open to fear-seekers in The American Dream City this weekend at Six Flags Over Texas! Fright Fest Presented by Snickers begins Saturday, September 26, and continues each weekend throughout the month of October until November 1, 2015. Once the clock strikes 7 pm, Fright by Night takes total control of the park. The ghastly ghosts, zombies, and supernatural beings come alive to haunt the park’s midways in six free Fright Zones. While Fright by Night may be too intense for young children, Thrills by Day offers entertainment and fun the whole family can enjoy. Parental discretion is advised for this season’s Fright by Night activities. For more information on Fright Fest 2015, visit sixflags.com/overtexas.

Southwest Classic at AT&T Stadium: Texas A&M vs. Arkansas

The Arkansas–Texas A&M football rivalry is a college football rivalry that started more than 100 years ago in 1903! The teams will face off on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 6 p.m. right here in Arlington at AT&T Stadium. For those who can’t make it, the game will also be nationally televised on ESPN. Texas A&M enters Saturday night’s match-up as the favorite, with a 3-0 start to the season and a #14 national ranking in the polls. Arkansas is looking to move to .500 with a win and improve to 2-2 on the young season. Last season, it took overtime for the Texas A&M Aggies to defeat the Arkansas Razorbacks, with a final score of 35-28. Tickets are still available on Ticketmaster and can be purchased by clicking here.

Food Truck Fridays: Fall Lunch and Dinner Series

Looking for the ideal spot for lunch this Friday? Head over to Founder’s Plaza at Levitt Pavilion between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the second installment of the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Friday: Lunch Series. Then at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 25, it’s time for the Dinner Series at Stovall Park. This week’s dinner series lineup includes VIP Pizza, La Blue Casa, Bayou Bites, Chez Flo and Say Kimichi! Come on out with family and friends and enjoy music, fun and great food from our area food trucks. Call 817-459-5474 for more information on Food Truck Friday: Fall Series events.

Green Mountain Energy’s 2015 Fall Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion: UT Arlington Weekend

Great music will fill this air this weekend as the Green Mountain Energy’s 2015 Fall Concert Series continues at Levitt Pavilion Arlington in Downtown Arlington!  This special UT Arlington weekend at the Levitt features a line-up that includes Luke Wade performing on Friday, September 25, UT Arlington Wind Symphony on Saturday and Sunday it’s the UT Arlington Jazz Orchestra, who will be joined by jazz masters Stefan Karlsson and Magnus Broo. Blaine Gray and Sam Riggs. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. Feel free to bring your blankets, lawn chairs and water coolers to the Levitt.

Dog Days at the Library

Dogs Days at the South Branch Library is a unique program that brings trained therapy dogs and their owners into the library. This program was created to provide a safe and pressure free zone for children to practice their reading skills. Children ages 5 and up are welcomed to come read to a patient dog for 15 minutes. This event takes place on Saturday, September 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. There is no online registration but participants should come early and sign up for a time slot.

Arlington Museum of Art Presents “Rock and Roll Wall of Fame” Exhibit

Visit the “Rock and Roll Wall of Fame” installation at the Arlington Museum of Art this weekend to experience three exhibits that focus on a socially, culturally, and politically influential publication still in print today, a music hub that helped reshape the canvas of rock and roll in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s, and the talented musicians that Austin, Texas has encouraged and produced over the years. The exhibit will remain open to the public until Sunday, October 18. Arlington Museum of Art is located at 201 West Main Street. For more information, please call 817-275-4600.

Theatre Arlington Presents “Hello Dolly!”

Theatre Arlington’s first show of its new season continues this weekend in The American Dream City! Performances are Thursday night at 7:30, Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. and then a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. “Hello Dolly!” features Persis Ann Forster (you can watch her mother’s American Dream story by clicking here) as the incomparable  iconic matchmaker, Dolly Gallagher Levi.  Watch Dolly’s pursuit of Horace Vandergelder and enjoy some of the best songs in the history of musical theatre: “It Only Takes a Moment,” “Ribbons Down My Back” and “Hello, Dolly.” Theatre Arlington is located at 305 W. Main Street, Arlington, TX 76010. Visit www.theatrearlington.org for tickets and more information.