Arlington Weekend Buzz: November 3-6, 2016
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on November 03, 2016, November 03, 2016

Weekend Buzz

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Arlington Parks and Recreation's Food Truck Friday Lunch Series

The good times and great food are rolling into Arlington, Texas once again for fall 2016! Starting Friday, October 21, 2016, join Arlington Parks and Recreation for the department's Food Truck Lunches at Founders Plaza/ Levitt Pavilion from 11 AM - 2 PM. The final Food Truck Friday lunch will be November 11. Food truck line-ups will be announced the Wednesday before each event. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets to the food truck events, as seating is limited. Come on out with family and friends and enjoy music, fun and great food from our area food trucks.

Arlington Public Library's Star Wars Extravaganza

The Arlington Public Library's 2nd annual Star Wars Extravaganza will return from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, November 5th at the Southwest Branch Library in Arlington. The event is family friendly and free to all who attend. This year the library has added a costume contest to the event, which is open to participants of all ages. A secret Star Wars themed prize will be given to first, second, and third place costumes. There will be 3 family-friendly make and take crafts for visitors as well as Star Wars themed games, trivia and photo booth. Perhaps the most futuristic part of the event will be the library's new 3-D printer, which will be printing Star Wars memorabilia for all of the participants. For more information, please visit the Facebook event page.

UT Arlington Homecoming Week 2016

The University of Texas at Arlington will put out a big welcome home mat Nov. 6-13 for Homecoming Week 2016. Alumni, families, community members and visitors are invited back to campus to celebrate Maverick traditions, rekindle connections, and create new memories. The weeklong celebration features men's and women's basketball games, street festival, MavSwap, chili cook-off, Homecoming 5K Walk and Run, Distinguished Alumni Awards, golf tournament and more. Visit for a full listing of Homecoming 2016 events and links to registration and ticketing sites.

Adventure to Santa at The Parks at Arlington

Adventure to Santa, a storytelling experience designed by Dreamworks Animation, returns to The American Dream City this holiday season at The Parks at Arlington! The all-new attraction lets you and your family join Po and Friends from Kung Fu Panda for interactive games and an immersive, cinematic journey that transports guests to the North Pole for your private meeting with Santa. This event starts Friday, November 4, 2016 and will be open to the public until Christmas Eve. This is a popular attraction and booking online is strongly recommended to secure your preferred date and time. Residents and visitors can book their reservations in advance by clicking here.

Arlington Music Hall Presents B.J. Thomas

B.J. Thomas, one of the most distinctive voices in American pop music heads to the Arlington Music Hall in Downtown this Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. B.J. Thomas, a five-time Grammy and two-time Dove Award winner is a proud resident of Arlington: The American Dream City. His recording of "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" was recently inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015. Before heading to the concert, be sure to read and watch how B.J. Thomas is living his American Dream here in Arlington. You can purchase tickets at Arlington Music Hall's website or call the box office at 817-226-4400.

Amigos En Azul Fall Festival

Amigos En Azul, the Hispanic Police Officers Association of Arlington, is hosting its Fall Festival this Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 3-5 p.m. The event at Carl Knox Park (1200 Susan Dr.) will feature a DJ, multiple bounce houses, free food, free ice cream and a petting zoo. The Fall Festival is meant to promote positive relationships with the community and the Arlington Police Department. Both on duty and off duty officers are expected to be on hand for this event. If you would like to know more about this event, please message the Amigos En Azul Facebook page.

"Blithe Spirit" at Theatre Arlington

This charming pre-war Noel Coward comedy presents the other-worldly dilemma of cantankerous novelist/socialite Charles Condomine, comfortably settled into a second marriage, whose investigation into the world of the occult finds him suddenly unable to shake the lovely ghost of his first wife. The show continues its run at Theatre Arlington in Downtown through November 6, 2016. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Please visit the Theatre Arlington website to purchase tickets and for information on upcoming shows.

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