Arlington Weekend Buzz: May 12-15, 2016
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on May 12, 2016, May 12, 2016

Arlington Weekend Buzz

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30th Annual Texas Scottish Festival and Highlands Games

Whether you're mad for plaid, admire the soulful sounds of bagpipes or you've always wanted to sample some haggis, the 30th Annual Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games has something to offer everyone. The weekend event, which will be held May 13-15 at the University of Texas at Arlington's Maverick Stadium, typically draws more than 25,000 visitors from across Texas, the United States and even overseas. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Adult tickets are $12 each on Friday and Sunday and $18 each on Saturday. Tickets for children ages 6 to 12 are $5 each and teens ages 13 to 17 are $8 each on any day. Click here for more ticket information and a schedule of events.

Food Truck Fridays 2016

The good times and great food are rolling into Arlington, Texas once again for spring 2016! The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department's Food Truck Fridays series continues on Friday, May 13! Join Arlington Parks and Recreation for lunch at the Levitt Pavilion between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each week we will feature a new lineup of food trucks for you to try out. The final Food Truck Friday Lunch will be on Friday, May 20. Food truck line-ups will be announced the Wednesday before each event at Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets to the food truck events, as seating is limited.

Junior League of Arlington's Spring Fling on the Green

The Junior League of Arlington proudly presents their 14th Annual Spring Fling on the Green at Tierra Verde Golf Club on Friday, May 13, 2016! Whereas most tournaments require individuals to be tournament participants to take part in all of the activities, the Junior League is offering individual tickets for each event happening that day. The golf tournament shotgun will start at 1:30 p.m. with games and prizes throughout the day. This year's Spring Fling will feature a new exclusive ladies event: Wine and Wedges! This golf 101 session includes beginning instruction and golf basics, practice swings on the green, Chardonnay, and a special gift. There will be two sessions available for this event: 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. After the tournament wraps up, a special edition to the 2016 Party on the Patio Concert Series gets underway at 6:45, with the award-winning Emerald City Band!

Creative Arts Theatre & School Presents a Murderous Night at the Museum

This fundraising dinner theatre murder mystery show is a must see at Arlington Museum of Art on Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation and The Pantego Lions Club, the evening will begin with entertainment by CATS Caleidoscope touring group, journey through the raffle baskets for your chance to win, enjoy dinner catered by Moni's Pasta & Pizza and, of course, the main murderous event. Join Creative Arts Theatre & School as this slew of zany characters tries to figure out whodunit before another murder occurs. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the CATS 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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