Arlington Memorial Day Weekend Buzz: May 26-30, 2016
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on May 26, 2016, May 26, 2016

Arlington Memorial Day Weekend

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Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival

The Levitt's 2016 Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospital Summer Concert Season kicks off May 27-29 as the centerpiece of the Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival, featuring six free concerts at the Levitt and a variety of music artists in restaurants surrounding the pavilion."The Levitt's summer season starts with the awe-inspiring Texas psych/pop choir, The Polyphonic Spree, at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 27."Grammy Award-winning classic rockers, Blood, Sweat & Tears, perform at the Levitt at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28, sponsored by Downtown Arlington Management Corp."Opening weekend concludes with the quirky infectious punk/pop fun of a Metroplex favorite, Bowling for Soup, performing at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29.

"Dinner by the River' Food Truck Fridays

Join Arlington Parks and Recreation this week as they kick off their Food Truck Friday "Dinner by the River" series at River Legacy Parks (Elm Grove Pavilion) at 701 NE Green Oaks Blvd."Join them each Friday (May 27-June 17) from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Each week they will feature a new lineup of food trucks for you to try out."Bring your friends and family for a great time filled with music, fun, delicious food! While you're out there you can partake in classic summertime fun, with games like Cornhole and Giant Jenga and Connect 4 courtesy of Viridian."Feel free to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets as seating is limited.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Texas Rangers

After finishing a home series with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, your Texas Rangers welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates to Globe Life Park in Arlington for a weekend of interleague play in The American Dream City! First pitch for Friday's game is at 7:05 p.m. while Saturday's game is at 6:15 p.m. Sunday's day game is at 2:05 p.m. There will be a post-game fireworks show after Friday's game. The first 15,000 fans ages 14 and older will receive a Rangers beach towel at Saturday's game and then on Sunday, the first 15,000 fans will receive a Nitto Tire Blue Dot Bobblehead. For more information about this weekend slate of games and ticket information, please visit the Texas Rangers website.

Dallas Wings Basketball

The Dallas Wings of the WNBA return home to College Park Center at UT Arlington in Downtown for two home games this weekend in The American Dream City! The team takes on the Atlanta Dream on Friday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. and then on Sunday, May 29, the Wings face off against the Chicago Sky. Tip off for Sunday's game is at 3:30 p.m."The"Dallas Wings defeated the San Antonio Stars 82-77 in the team's"inaugural home opener on Saturday, May 21."The Wings win at the University of Texas at Arlington's College Park Center was in front of a sellout crowd with 7,275 in attendance."For tickets to this weekend's game, please visit"

Vivian Maier: Lost and Found Exhibit at Arlington Museum of Art

Virtually unknown photographer Vivian Maier took close to 200,000 photographs while she worked for over 40 years as a nanny primarily on Chicago's North Shore. Born in New York City, Maier's hauntingly beautiful images of street life in the City, Chicago, and Los Angeles weren't discovered until the contents of an abandoned storage unit packed with hundreds of thousands of negatives, hundreds of rolls of film, some printed work and audio recordings were auctioned off. It was then that her talent came to light and told the story of a true creative genius whose life remains shrouded in mystery to this day. Join us for a celebration of life through the lens of Vivian Maier."The exhibit is open at Arlington Museum of Art until Sunday, August 21, 2016.

Memorial Day at Six Flags Over Texas

Spend the weekend"at Six Flags Over Texas"with all your friends and family Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30, 2016. Gather your friends and family and spend the weekend celebrating all things summer. Six Flags Over Texas recently unveiled the expansion of Gotham City, with three new rides opening on Saturday, May 28."THE RIDDLER"Revenge will send you on a swinging adventure atop a giant swaying pendulum. On CATWOMAN"Whip, you'll spin and tilt in a circular motion, building up speed as the ride whips around. Additionally, HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity will twist and whirl around and around this classic family ride experience.

Arlington Music Hall Presents Donny Edwards & Fever (The Ultimate Elvis Experience)

Back by popular demand, Donny Edwards along with his band Fever are back in The American Dream City! Donny Edwards is a multi-award winning Elvis tribute artist, the most sought after in the world. He is a versatile performer with the ability to re-enact each era of Elvis' life and career. Edwards will take fans through every era of Elvis' great career, from the early days of the 1950s to the famous black leather 1968 Comeback Special. Donny Edwards also recreates the legendary Las Vegas years of the 1970s. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2016."Tickets for this concert and other upcoming events are"available atArlington Music Hall's website.

UTA Planetarium Presents: From Earth to the Universe

Directed by the young Greek filmmaker Theofanis N. Matsopoulos, and featuring a sweeping soundtrack from Norwegian composer Johan B. Monell, viewers can revel in the splendor of the various worlds in the Solar System and the ferocity of the scorching Sun. From Earth to the Universe then leaves our home to take the audience out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out, beyond the Milky Way, to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad galaxies. Along the way, the audience will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today's giant telescopes that allow us continue to probe ever deeper into the Universe."This film is showing every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. until May 28, 2016. For more info about all of the shows open to the public and how you can get tickets, please visit"

Theatre Arlington Presents My Way, a Tribute to Frank Sinatra

With over 50 classic songs, many of which were made famous by "Old Blue Eyes" himself, this show is sure to be a hit! Come reminisce and honor the past with us and enjoy the music of Frank Sinatra, including: All of Me, The Best is Yet to Come, Fly Me to the Moon, I Get a Kick Out of You, I Only Have Eyes for You, I'll Be Seeing You, It Was a Very Good Year, and The Lady is a Tramp, to name a few. Performances run Thursday through Sunday until May 29, 2016.

Performance schedule:

  • Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
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