Arlington Weekend Buzz: February 12-14, 2016

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Monster Jam at AT&T Stadium

Motorsport fans and adrenaline junkies can rejoice this Valentine’s Day weekend, as Monster Jam arrives at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 7 p.m. Monster Jam is a live motorsport event tour and television show featuring freestyle competitions by monster trucks. Tickets prices vary and more information can be found by visiting Ticketmaster.com. For a complete list of drivers participating in this Saturday’s show at AT&T Stadium, please visit Monster Jam’s event website.

North American Reptile Breeders Conference & Trade Show

The North American Reptile Breeders Conference & Trade Show will gather for a one of a kind two-day show featuring reptiles from all over the world including snakes, geckos, and iguanas. The event will be held at the Arlington Convention Center (1200 Ballpark Way Arlington, TX 76011) both Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13-14, 2016. Purchasing the exotic and rare breeds will be the highlights of the event but in addition, attendees will also be able to enjoy presentations from international reptile breeders during both days. For more information please visit the North American Reptile Breeders Conference website.

Jefferson Starship at Arlington Music Hall

Jefferson Starship is an American rock band formed in the early 1970s by several members of the former psychedelic rock group Jefferson Airplane. The iconic group will be performing at Arlington Music Hall this Friday, February 12, 2016 in Downtown. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. You can purchase tickets online at Arlington Music Hall’s website. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this amazing band and relive the magic! The venue is located at 224 N. Center Street.

Arlington Public Library’s How To Festival

Meet new people and learn a new skill at the Arlington Library’s How to Festival on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. From 2 to 5 p.m. local organizations and librarians will lead short, 45-minute interactive classes on lifestyle, crafting, education, and more. Acquiring new skills stimulates areas in the brain that encourage positive thinking and well-being, which can lead to making people happier as individuals and oftentimes more marketable as job-seekers. Mark your calendars and stop by the Literacy House at 101 E. North Street for as few or as many How To sessions as you like. Exact times for sessions can be viewed on the library’s calendar.

Valentine Tots Party at Hugh Smith Recreation Center

Arlington Parks and Recreation is hosting the Valentine Tots Party at Hugh Smith Recreation Center in The American Dream City! There will be music, cookie decorating and storytime on Feb. 13, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Children ages 1-8 are welcome and it will be $6 per child. Parents stay free and can assist with and enjoy the festivities with their children. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Call 817-275-1351 for more information or to register. Hugh Smith Recreation Center is located at 1815 New York Ave, Arlington, Texas 76010.

Sweetheart Swim at Hugh Smith Recreation Center

Round up your clan to enjoy a swim on Valentine’s day with Arlington Parks and Recreation! Admission will be buy one, get one half-off from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2016. Please click here for a list of current pricing. For more information call 817-275-1351. Hugh Smith Recreation Center is located at 1815 New York Ave, Arlington, Texas 76010. For more information about this event and many upcoming events hosted by Arlington Parks and Recreation, please visit naturallyfun.org.

Modern Masters from the Guild Hall Collection

This exhibition will feature work by 60 artists including Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Willem de Kooning, and Robert Motherwell. Modern art has brought a fresh and unconventional approach to the creative community, expressing the loves, hates, ideas, beliefs, interests, passions, strengths, and weaknesses of a generation emerging in the mid-Twentieth Century. This exhibit will explore traditional mediums of art, outside the box, and how the art world embraced the work that represents a movement that changed the face of fine art in America. The exhibit will be open to the public until Sunday, February 21, 2016. Arlington Museum of Art is located at 201 West Main Street Arlington, TX 76010. For more information, please call 817-275-4600.

Astronaut at UTA Planetarium

See what it takes to become an Astronaut and the effect space has on the human body this Sunday, February 14 at UTA Planetarium! Narrated by Ewan McGregor, experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut, explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, and discover the perils that lurk in space. This family-friendly show starts at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on other shows happening at the UTA Planetarium and ticket prices, please visit their website. Tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth, 30 minutes before each public show. Advance ticket sales are not available.