Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for Feb. 8-10, 2019

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

1. PBR Global Cup at AT&T Stadium

For the first time in league history, the Professional Bull Riders Global Cup will come to the United States, taking over Arlington and AT&T Stadium Feb. 9-10. Known as “the Olympics of Bull Riding,” the PBR Global Cup features teams from five nations: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States. Riders are competing for a record purse ($750,000), the very dirt they compete on encapsulated inside the horns of the Global Cup trophy, and most importantly, national pride and the title of “Toughest Nation on Dirt.” Tickets on sale now at SeatGeek.com. The free PBR Fan Zone! will also be open at Texas Live! in Arlington February 8–10 for American Freestyle Bullfighting, Native American Fancy Dance Competitions, Mini Bull Riders, and more!

2. Fish Creek Cleanup Challenge

The Fish Creek Cleanup Challenge on Facebook is urging volunteers from the Webb Britton Estates neighborhood and beyond to help spruce up a four-mile section of the creek between Matlock Road and State Highway 360. Volunteers are still being sought for the Fish Creek Cleanup Challenge, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 in Arlington’s Fish Creek Linear Park. Volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. either near the restrooms at Cravens Park or at the gazebo in Fish Creek Neighborhood Park, 2121 Havenwood Dr.

3. Lunar New Year Celebration at Ben Thanh Plaza

Celebrate the Year of the Pig this Saturday at Dallas Vietnamese Radio’s 15th annual Lunar New Year Celebration in Arlington. The event begins with a Dragon dance at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 outside of the radio station, located in the Ben Thanh Plaza at 1818 E. Pioneer Parkway. The radio station in Suite 176 near the food court is open for listeners to stop by for a visit until 6 p.m. The Lunar New Year, which begins Feb. 5 this year, embraces the cultures of China, Korea, Vietnam and other countries that observe the lunar calendar.

4. Downtown Arlington Foodies Farmer’s Market

The Downtown Arlington Foodies Farmer’s Market will be held the second Saturday of every month between the hours of 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. adjacent to Legal Draft Beer Co., 500 E. Division St. The next event will take place Saturday, February 9, 2019. In addition to the delicious selection of fruits, herbs and vegetables at the Market, residents and visitors will find specialty coffee, baked goods, beef jerky, soaps, popcorn, cheeses, jams and much more. You can learn more about the Downtown Arlington Foodies Farmer’s Market by visiting this page on the Arlington Foodies website.

5. Wonderful Water Series Classes at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library

Arlington Water Utilities and the Arlington Public Library are hosting a series of classes this spring to help children and their families celebrate the value of water in their lives. The free events will continue through April 24. Each attendee will leave with take home information about water efficiency and conservation.

The Incredible Bubble Show
2 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, 100 S. Center St., and Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Southeast Branch Library, 900 SE Green Oaks Blvd.
Come explore the magic of using water for bubble making. This visual show will focus on physics, art and thinking “outside the bubble”! Recommended for ages 0-17.

6. Utagawa Hiroshige Exhibit at the Arlington Museum of Art

This exhibition features 55 revolutionary wood-block prints by Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858), recording the scenic views along the famous “Eastern Road” that linked Edo (now Tokyo) with Kyoto, the ancient imperial capital of Japan. This popular series, known as the Fifty Three Stations of the Tokaido Road, was published in 1834 and established Hiroshige’s reputation as the foremost artist of the topographical landscape. The exhibit is open at the Arlington Museum Art now through February 24, 2019. For more information, including operating hours for the museum, please visit www.arlingtonmuseum.org.

7. Timeless Concerts’ Valentines Special

Head over to the Arlington Museum of Art in Downtown this Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8 p.m. for an hour long concert of joyful music, tangos, humorous songs, arias, great romantic classics and more. The concert will be followed by a party with complimentary desserts/fruit/cheese/wine/soft drinks. Party pianist Erik Barnes will also be on hand to take your musical requests. Tickets are available at www.timelessconcerts.com.

8. Live Music and Events at Texas Live!

Check out live music this weekend at Texas Live!, the new $250 million world-class dining, entertainment and hospitality district located near the Rangers’ Globe Life Park and Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in The American Dream City. Arlington Backyard, a 5,000-capacity outdoor event pavilion, is expected to host more than 250 events annually. Several bands will perform throughout the weekend at multiple venues. Click here for information about Texas Live! parking.

9. Live Music at Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club

Head over to Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club in Downtown Arlington for live music this weekend. On Friday, February 8, 2019, enjoy Strum & Drum at 9 p.m. The group is known for playing classic rock, modern rock, country, pop, and blues tunes in an acoustic setting. On Saturday, February 9, 2019, residents and visitors can check out the Josh Lee Band. The band has been rocking out since 2007, providing entertainment to a variety of venues. That show also starts at 9 p.m. Grease Monkey is located at 200 N Mesquite St, Arlington, TX 76011. For more information, please call 817-665-5454.

10. Shows at UTA Planetarium

UTA Planetarium continues to offer shows to residents and visitors. This includes Spacepark 360: Infinity, a planetarium show designed to recreate the experience of amusement park thrill rides, roller coasters, pendulums, inverters and more. For a complete schedule of shows and other inquiries, please visit www.uta.edu/planetarium or 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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