Arlington Weekend Buzz: April 28-May 1, 2016

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Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel.

Food Truck Fridays 2016

The good times and great food are rolling into Arlington, Texas once again for spring 2016! The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays series will start back up on April 29! Join Arlington Parks and Recreation for lunch at the Levitt Pavilion between 11 a.m.  and 2 p.m. Each week we will feature a new lineup of food trucks for you to try out. The final Food Truck Friday Lunch will be on Friday, May 20. Food truck line-ups will be announced the Wednesday before each event at www.naturallyfun.org/foodtruck. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets to the food truck events, as seating is limited.

Junior League of Arlington’s Spring Fling on the Green — POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 13, 2016

The Junior League of Arlington proudly presents their 14th Annual Spring Fling on the Green at Tierra Verde Golf Club on Friday, April 29, 2016! Whereas most tournaments require individuals to be tournament participants to take part in all of the activities, the Junior League is offering individual tickets for each event happening that day. The golf tournament shotgun will start at 1:30 p.m. with games and prizes throughout the day. This year’s Spring Fling will feature a new exclusive ladies event: Wine and Wedges! This golf 101 session includes beginning instruction and golf basics, practice swings on the green, Chardonnay, and a special gift. There will be two sessions available for this event: 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. After the tournament wraps up, a special edition to the 2016 Party on the Patio Concert Series gets underway at 6:45, with the award-winning Emerald City Band!

Celebrate Literacy at Dia!

On Saturday, April 30, the Arlington Public Library, in partnership with UTA Modern Languages Department, presents Dia! a celebration of children, families, and reading at the UTA Maverick Activity Center Soccer Gym. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Children will enjoy clowns, Zumba dancing, crafts, and a bounce house, and will have the opportunity to check out books from the library’s new Literacy LINK van. Children’s book author Roseanne Greenfield Thong will host a writing workshop for children in grades 3-5, and a presentation for children and parents of all ages.

Cowboys Free NFL Draft Parties at AT&T Stadium

The Dallas Cowboys will host three days of official 2016 NFL Draft Parties presented by Miller Lite at AT&T Stadium on Thursday, April 28, Friday April 29 and Saturday, April 30. This annual Draft event will provide football fans the opportunity to see current Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Cowboys Alumni, members of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and Dallas Cowboys mascot, Rowdy while also enjoying entertainment by The Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blues Dancers Presented by Miller Lite and the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blues Drumline. Please note that all events on all three days of the NFL Draft Parties (April 28-30) will be indoors and on the field. Parking will still be at Lot 10 and general admission entry will be through Entry H. Doors open at 5 p.m. both Thursday and Friday and at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Angels vs. Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington

Coming off a series win against the New York Yankees, your Texas Rangers remain at Globe Life Park in Arlington this weekend for a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. First pitch on Friday and Saturday is at 7:05 p.m. with a day game on Sunday at 2:05 p.m. On Friday, April 29, there is a post-game fireworks show scheduled and on Saturday, the first 7,500 fans 13 and under will receive a Rangers Captain t-shirt jersey. On Sunday, the first 7,500 fans ages 13 and under will take home a Prince Fielder wiffle ball and bat.

Arlington Music Hall Presents: Strawberry Fields

“Strawberry Fields” will take you on a Magical Mystery Tour through the 1960s beginning with the year 1964 – complete with The Beatles’ mop top hair, black suits and thin ties – and through the first four albums of great songs. The group’s next stop is 1967, featuring the psychedelic era of the “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album – with all of the costumes and jackets featured on the album cover, and singing all of your groovy favorites. And the last musical visit is to a place where their hair got longer and their music more politically involved, featuring music from the “White Album,” “Abbey Road,” and “Let It Be.” The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at Arlington Music Hall! You can purchase tickets on the venue’s website.

UTA Planetarium Presents: From Earth to the Universe

Directed by the young Greek filmmaker Theofanis N. Matsopoulos, and featuring a sweeping soundtrack from Norwegian composer Johan B. Monell, viewers can revel in the splendor of the various worlds in the Solar System and the ferocity of the scorching Sun. From Earth to the Universe then leaves our home to take the audience out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out, beyond the Milky Way, to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad galaxies. Along the way, the audience will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us continue to probe ever deeper into the Universe. This film opens this Thursday, April 28 and is showing every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. until May 28, 2016.  For more info and tickets: www.uta.edu/planetarium/shows.