Arlington Weekend Buzz: February 2-5, 2017

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

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 4, 2017 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.

“Paint Like Picasso” at Arlington Museum of Art 

Relax with a glass of wine and learn to paint like Picasso. Local artist and painter, Paula Mitchell will walk you through painting your own masterpiece. This event is sponsored by Arlington Cultural Tourism Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Please register online at www.arlingtonmuseum.org. $25 includes all supplies and refreshments. “Paint Like Picasso” will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Arlington Museum of Art in Downtown. For more information, please call 817.275.4600.

UTA Men’s & Women’s Basketball at College Park Center

Both the UTA Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams square off against Texas State at College Park Center this Saturday, February 4, 2017 in Downtown. The Lady Mavs (15-4, 8-1 in Sun Belt Conference) tip-off is at 2 p.m. CT followed by the Men’s Basketball team (16-6, 6-3 in Sun Belt Conference) at 4:30 p.m. CT. Tickets are still available for this game and upcoming games at www.utatickets.com or by calling the box office at 817-272-9595. College Park Center at UT Arlington is located at 600 S Center St, Arlington, TX 76019.

Arlington CVB’s Super Bowl Guide

Whether it’s for the commercials or the last chance chance to watch NFL football this season, many Arlington residents will be watching Super Bowl LI featuring the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots. If you’re looking for watch parties throughout The American Dream City, head over to the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau website for their list of restaurants holding special events for the big game. The game gets underway at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 5 and will be nationally televised on FOX.

Spring Shows at UTA Planetarium

UTA Planetarium has announced its spring schedule of shows through May 28, 2017. This lineup includes Phantom of the Universe, a new planetarium show that unveils scientists’ efforts to explore Dark Matter. The show focuses on the Large Hadron Collider, the gigantic underground particle detector which is being used to explore the inner workings of the matter. Dark Matter is invisible and we only know of its existence due to its gravitational effect. It is believed that 85 percent of the matter in the universe is Dark Matter. For scheduling and other inquiries, please call 817-272-1183.

Ticket prices:

  • Adults — $6.00
  • Seniors — $4.00
  • Children — $4.00
  • Students — $4.00
  • UTA Students — $3.00
  • Children under 3 — Free

Pablo Picasso: Ceramics Exhibit at Arlington Museum of Art 

The Arlington Museum of Art in Downtown proudly announces its winter blockbuster exhibit, Pablo Picasso: Ceramics, featuring more than 40 ceramics by renowned artist Pablo Picasso. The exhibit will be on display from November 12, 2016 through February 12, 2017. An opening reception for exhibit sponsors, museum members, and special guests will be held Friday, November 11, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit ArlingtonMuseum.org. Admission tickets may be purchased at the door. You can also check out the “Culture Buzz” segment on MyArlingtonTV featuring the exhibit.