Arlington Weekend Buzz: March 2-5, 2017
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on March 02, 2017, March 02, 2017

on the run

Photo courtesy: Warrior Band on the Run Facebook page

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

2017 Season at Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas is open again this weekend, March 4 and 5! Residents and visitors don&'t want to miss a minute of the fun as Six Flags kicks off its 2017 season from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. This spring, the park is introducing a groundbreaking new experience. For the first time ever, season pass holders will get the first chance to experience mixed reality on a VR coaster! On Galactic Attack, riders will be completely immersed in a 360-degree virtual gameplay adventure while riding Shock Wave. You can buy your tickets online now to make sure you&'re here for all the fun in The American Dream City.

Theatre Arlington&'s School of Rock: Youth Production - LAST WEEKEND

Arlington, are you ready to rock? This musical involves more than 30 children in cast and crew roles. All of the participants are under the age of 18 and most are residents of Arlington, Mansfield and Grand Prairie. School of Rock runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until March 5. Tickets cost $15 for individuals and $12 for groups of 10+. This musical, which lasts about 2 hours, is recommended for audiences ages 10 and up. Tickets are still available to attend the School of Rock: Youth Production. The show opened Friday, Feb. 17 at Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St, and runs through March 5.

UTA Native American Students 22nd Annual Benefit Powwow

The Native American Student Association and University of Texas at Arlington Honors College will host the 22nd Annual Benefit Pow Wow on Saturday, March 4. The event will be held 10 a.m. to 10 p.m in the E.H. Hereford University Center Bluebonnet Ballroom, 300 W. First St. Admission is free and open to the public. The purpose of the Pow Wow includes celebrating Native-American traditions and increasing awareness about the Native American Student Association chapter at UTA. The Pow Wow also benefits the NASA Scholarship Program, open to native and non-native UTA students who have demonstrated reasonable commitment to the Native-American community.

Doug Stone at Arlington Music Hall

Contemporary country star Doug Stone made his name as a lonesome baritone balladeer, though he&'s also adept at hard uptempo country. Stone hits the Arlington Music Hall stage this Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Downtown. His self-titled debut was released in 1990 and broke him in a big way with the despairing lead single "I&'d Be Better Off (In a Pine Box)," which shot into the country Top Five.Residents and visitors can purchase tickets for this show on the Arlington Music Hall website or call the box office at 817-226-4400.

Martin Warriors Band on the Run 5K

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, come together with your fellow runners for the 2nd Annual Warrior Band on the Run 5K. All participants will receive an official race t-shirt. After the race, celebrate in true Warrior fashion with a musical performance and visit the meet and greet sponsor booths. Martin High School is located at 4501 West Pleasant Ridge Road, Arlington, TX 76016. Online registration is now open. The money raised will directly impact the band&'s scheduling of contests, props and instruments, while keeping costs as low as possible for the students.

Packet Pickup

The Runner Shop (3535 W. Pioneer Pkwy. Arlington, TX 76013) will serve as the packet pick-up location leading up to race day and is available:

  • March 2nd (10am -7pm)
  • March 3rd (10am -7pm)

Race Day Registration

  • Individual -$35 per runner
  • Individual (Timed) -$40 per runner
  • Groups -$30 per runner
  • Groups (Timed) -$35 per runner

Event Timeline

  • 7:30 am -Packet Pick Up/Registration
  • 8:30 am -5K begins
  • 9:00 am -Live music
  • 9:30 am -Awards

Spring Shows at UTA Planetarium

UTA Planetarium has announced its spring schedule of shows through May 28, 2017.This lineup is featured in the latest episode of "Culture Buzz" and 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
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