Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for Feb. 22-24, 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. Opening Weekend at Six Flags Over Texas

It’s the best time of the year, when Six Flags Over Texas re-opens for the season in The American Dream City! Will you brave the giant drops of Titan? Or will you hit up all the classics, like the Runaway Mine Train and Shock Wave? The park will be open both Saturday and Sunday, February 23-24, 2019. Six Flags is open from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, please visit www.sixflags.com/overtexas.

2. Monster Jam at AT&T Stadium 

Motorsport fans and adrenaline junkies can rejoice this weekend, as Monster Jam arrives at AT&T Stadium in Arlington’s world-class Entertainment District on Saturday, February 23, 2018 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 SeatGeek.com. For a complete list of drivers participating in this Saturday’s show at AT&T Stadium, please visit Monster Jam’s event website.

3. ‘My Little Gentleman Etiquette Class’ at Cliff Nelson Recreation Center

Dress in your Sunday best and join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department for its upcoming boys-only etiquette class, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Cliff Nelson Recreation Center. Participants ages 5-12 will learn good manners and etiquette for any formal occasion. Click here to register for the class, which is $16 per participant. The Cliff Nelson Recreation Center is located at 4600 W. Bardin Road.

4. Nature Walk at River Legacy Living Science Center

Explore the nature trails surrounding the Science Center on a family-friendly guided Nature Walk this Saturday, Feb. 23 from 2-3 p.m. This event is completely free to attend. However, space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 817.860.6752. River Legacy Park’s Science Center offers several exhibits, trails & education programs throughout the year. You can find a complete calendar of upcoming events on the River Legacy website. The Science Center is located at 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006.

5. Mobile Pet Adoption Special Event for PetSmart’s National Adoption Weekend

Adorable pets looking for new homes will be available at the mobile adoption unit this weekend! To help with PetSmart’s National Pet Adoption Weekend, our mobile pet adoption vehicle will be out an extra day at Arlington Highlands (Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 & 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Scheduled events are subject to cancellation without notice due to unfavorable weather conditions (heat, cold, storms, etc.) for the safety and protection of adoptable pets, volunteers, and staff. Special appreciation: Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, PetSmart, PetSmart Charities, Arlington Animal Services Volunteers and all that choose to adopt!

6. Concerts at Arlington Music Hall

On Friday, February 22, 2019, residents and visitors can check out the Atlanta Rhythm Section at 7:30 p.m. at Arlington Music Hall. They have put out 15 albums of excellent original material and consistently put on entertaining live shows. On Saturday, February 23, Tracy Byrd takes the stage at 2 p.m. Signed to MCA Nashville Records in 1993, Byrd broke through on the country music scene that year with his single “Holdin’ Heaven”, which reached Number One on Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks. Saturday will also feature Stevie Ray Vaughan vs. Jimi Hendrix with Texas Flood at Forever Hendrix at 8 p.m.

7. 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.

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, and don’t forget to check out National Margarita Day, featuring 1/2 off margaritas from Troy’s and Guy’s TacosClick 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 22, 2019, enjoy Clayton Gardner at 9 p.m. Gardner is a singer/songwriter currently out of College Station, TX. On Saturday, February 23, 2019, residents and visitors can check out Abbey Brown & The Sound, a cover band from the Fort Worth/Arlington area. 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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