Arlington Weekend Buzz: October 5-8, 2017

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

Arlington Parks & Recreation’s Food Truck Friday Dinner Series

It’s your last chance to enjoy food truck eats and treats at Stovall Park this fall! Arlington Parks and Recreation’s Food Truck Fridays dinner series wraps up this week. This Friday night’s food truck line up includes Yummy Pizza, Rollin-Stone, Mardi Gras Canjun Cuisine, Chicago Taste & More, Holy Frijole, Rockin Rooster Snow Cones and Steel City. Food Truck Fridays are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each Friday at Stovall Park, 2800 W. Sublett Road. Starting October 13, Food Truck Lunches will move to Founders Plaza/Levitt Pavilion in Downtown Arlington from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

River Legacy Living Science Center’s After Dark in the Park

Enjoy fall fun for the whole family at River Legacy Foundation’s 21st annual After Dark in the Park from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m, Oct. 6-8. This family-friendly fall festival and fundraiser featuring bounce houses, temporary tattoos, karaoke, pumpkin patch, balloon artists and a variety of unique games, crafts and activities is geared for children ages 2 to 10. Free parking is available in River Legacy Parks, 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd., and visitors can catch a free hayride shuttle to event entrance. For more information, please visit www.riverlegacy.org.

Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s Fall Concert Series

Live music continues this weekend at the Levitt Pavilion Arlington for the 2017 fall concert series in Downtown! This weekend’s lineup includes Quaker City Night Hawks on Friday, Sunny Sweeney on Saturday and Little Joe y La Familia on Sunday. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. For more information, visit the Levitt website or the free mobile app, Levitt Arlington. The Levitt also has a 24-hour information line at 817-543-4301.

Packers vs. Cowboys at AT&T Stadium

The NFL season continues this Sunday, October 8, 2017 with an NFC showdown between the Green Bay Packers (3-1) and your Dallas Cowboys (2-2) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The team hopes to rebound after a home loss last Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. Kickoff is at 3:25 p.m. CT and the game will be nationally televised on FOX. For more information on AT&T Stadium and its upcoming events, visit ATTStadium.com.

WWE Live at College Park Center

WWE Live makes its Arlington debut at College Park Center this Friday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. College Park Center is located on the campus of The University of Texas at Arlington. Matt Hardy, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, The Miz, Cesaro, Sheamus and many more WWE superstars will appear during the show. Tickets are still available at UTAtickets.com. WrestleMania 32 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington set an attendance record of 101,763 fans on April 3, 2016 and was the highest-grossing live event in WWE history at $17.3 million.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, will turn into the Fright Capital of Texas offering the Scariest Fright Fest Ever with an all-new scare zone, eye-catching and thrilling performance, plus a unique event that is appropriate for the holiday season. This year’s Halloween festival runs through Sunday, October 29, 2017. To plan your visit in advance, head over to the Six Flags Over Texas for park hours and ticket information.

Bus Stop at Theatre Arlington

Theatre Arlington, which is one of the largest community theatres in the country, opened its 45th anniversary season with Bus Stop, an American classic comedy/drama. The show runs through October 22. Other scheduled shows through next August include the musicals, Plaid Tidings and Footloose, as well as A.R. Gurney’s romantic comedy Sylvia. The performance schedule for Bus Stop is included below:

  • Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Shows at UTA Planetarium

UTA Planetarium continues to offer shows to residents and visitors this summer. The Planetarium’s lineup of shows is featured in an episode of “Culture Buzz” on MyArlingtonTV. This includes Phantom of the Universe, a planetarium show that unveils scientists’ efforts to explore Dark Matter. The show focuses on the Large Hadron Collider, the gigantic underground particle detector 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, Children & Students — $4.00
  • UTA Students — $3.00
  • Children under 3 — Free

 

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