Arlington Weekend Buzz: July 17-19, 2015
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on July 16, 2015, July 16, 2015


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15th Annual Autocross Weekend at UT Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington student Formula SAE racing team will host at least a dozen teams from across North America for the 15th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend July 17-19 on the UT Arlington campus. Competition starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 18, in Lot 49, which is at the northeast corner of Cooper Street and Doug Russell Road. Admission is free. Racing begins again at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 19, on Lot 49. Each competitor will get four runs on a more formal event. Sound limits will be enforced in all races. The UT Arlington team will host an open house at 3 p.m. Friday, July 17, at the Arnold E. Petsche Center for Automotive Engineering in Woolf Hall (southeast corner), 500 W. First St. Teams are invited to make any last-minute tune-ups and modification to their cars.

Party on the Patio Presented by Arlington Parks and Recreation Department

One of the best parts of summer is sitting outside, listening to music and eating good food. Luckily, Party on the Patio presented by Arlington Parks and Recreation Department makes this possible! The next Party on The Patio will be held at Ventana Grille on Friday, July 17 with music from Me & My Monkey. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert runs from 7-10 p.m. Ventana Grille is located on the Tierra Verde Golf course, giving a spectacular view of the green. There will be a burger bar available for purchase as well as a cash bar for some refreshing drinks. There is a $7 cover for adults, children 17 and under are admitted free of charge.

26th Annual Yellow Rose Classic Car Show

The North Texas Mustang Club, a nonprofit organization with over 380 members, hosts the 26th Annual Yellow Rose Classic All Ford Car Show July 18-19 at Arlington Convention Center. The Yellow Rose Classic is the North Texas Mustang Club's answer to the demand for a quality indoor show-featuring classic, antique, and collectible Ford automobiles and trucks. Show participants include individuals, Ford enthusiast car clubs, and both local and nationally known vendors. The show takes place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Arlington Convention Center is located at 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at Theatre Arlington

Theatre Arlington brings a C.S. Lewis classic to life this weekend with four performances of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe! This dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The show will take place at 7:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday evening (July 17-18) with matinees at 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday (July 18-19). For more information and to buy your tickets, simply head over to

Arlington Museum of Art Presents Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910

Art lovers can check out a new exhibit at Arlington Museum of Art in Downtown this weekend! The exhibit contains almost 200 pieces from avant-garde Post-Impressionist artists working in a new French "modern" style. Built around the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, painter of scenes and artists from the famed Paris theatre the Moulin Rouge, this expansive exhibit will explore the anti-establishment movement among artists seeking alternative means to bring their art to a broad public and break out of the traditional molds. The exhibit is open to the public until Sunday, August 16, 2015.

Fantasy in Sand

Fantasy in Sand featuring The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a unique family experience that tells the story of characters we all know so well - Dorothy, Toto, the Wizard, the Wicked Witch of the West, the Scarecrow and more - through intricately carved sand sculptures, some of which are 20 feet tall. Tickets are on sale now at General admission tickets are $19.99 with discounts available for kids (ages 11 and under), active military and groups. The experience is located at Parking Lot F by Globe Life Park in Arlington and will run through Sunday, August 23. The experience will stay open late on weekend nights when the Texas Rangers play home games so baseball fans may enjoy both events while in Arlington.