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Weekend Buzz: 20 Events in The American Dream City for Feb. 23-25, 2018
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on February 22, 2018, February 22, 2018

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1. RFD-TV's The American & The PBR Iron Cowboy

Bull riding and rodeo fans will once again be treated to the best Western sports stars in the world when the PBR Iron Cowboy and THE AMERICAN return to AT&T Stadium on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25, 2018. The PBR Iron Cowboy gets underway at 5:50 p.m. on Saturday. Every rider will take on one bull in each round, striving to make the 8-second buzzer. If a rider successfully covers his bull, he will advance to the next round. If he gets bucked off, he is finished. Through a minimum of two, and a maximum of five rounds, these athletes will continue to ride until one cowboy prevails and is declared the Iron Cowboy. THE AMERICAN starts at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The toughest competitors in the world will compete for the most significant one-day cash payout ever awarded. For more information about these events, please visit www.attstadium.com.

2. B.J. Thomas at Arlington Music Hall

B.J. Thomas has sold more than 70 million records and is ranked in Billboard's Top 50 most played artists over the past 50 years. The five-time Grammy and two-time Dove Award winner is also a proud resident of Arlington: The American Dream City. Thomas will perform at Arlington Music Hall this Friday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available online at Arlington Music Hall's website. Residents can also call the box office at (817) 226-4400.

3. Live Music at Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club

Head over to Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club in Downtown Arlington for two nights of live music this weekend. On Friday night, Fort Worth Americana artist Kyle Redd will take the stage at 9 p.m. On Saturday night, residents and visitors can check out Metro Rocket Band. The members of the four-piece band have been involved in live radio broadcasts and entertainment television programs both locally and nationally. That show also starts at 9 p.m. Grease Monkey is located at 200 N Mesquite St, Arlington, TX 76011.

4. Dailey & Vincent at Arlington Music Hall

Grand Ole Opry Members, five-time Grammy award winners individually, three-time Grammy award nominees collectively, four-time Dove Award winners, and winners of 35 IBMA Awards altogether, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent will take the Arlington Music Hall stage this Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. Backed by one of the best bands on tour today, Dailey & Vincent are some of the most reputable and elite entertainers in American music, bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music. Tickets are still available online at Arlington Music Hall's website. Residents can also call the box office at (817) 226-4400.

5. Steve Moya & Christie Neale at Arlington Museum of Art

Check out the work by local artists Steve Moya and Christie Neale now through February 25 at Arlington Music Hall in Downtown. Born and raised in Fort Worth, Neale was trained in oil painting, which was her medium of choice for 20 years. She then began experimenting with resin after she was inspired by the courage of wounded veterans. For Steve Moya, painting iconic rockers and capturing the feel of them performing has been the focus of his work over the past 10 years. Moya is also responsible for organizing both the South Street Arts Festival and Art on the Greene. For more information, please visit www.arlingtonmuseum.org.

6. Arlington Public Library's Black History Month Festival

For the past eight years the Black History Month Festival has highlighted contributions of the African-American community in Arlington and beyond. This year's festival will be at the Southeast Branch Library on Sunday, February 25, from 2 to 6 p.m. In addition to performances from local arts groups, displays, and award-winning readings, join us for an in-depth discussion on William Sydney Pittman, the first practicing Black architect in Texas. Black History Month Festival is free to attend and is a come-and-go event. Click here to see the full schedule and plan your day.

7. Six Flags Over Texas Opening Weekend

Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, announces the start of its 57th season. The park will open this weekend for guests to enjoy their favorite coasters and attractions, while preparations continue for the late spring debut of the ultimate Super-Villain thrill ride-HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity. The park's operating hours during opening weekend are from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information on Six Flags Over Texas tickets, shows, rides, attractions, and events, visit sixflags.com/overtexas.

8. DreamWorks Shrek Jr. The Musical at Theatre Arlington

Everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance in DreamWorks Shrek Jr. The Musical at Theatre Arlington. The show opens this Friday, February 23, 2018 and runs through March 11.

The performance schedule for Shrek Jr. is included below:

  • Friday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

9. Live Music at Division Brewing

Come out for craft beer and live music at Division Brewing this Friday, February 23, 2018 from 7:30-11 p.m. Tickets are $5 and all ages are welcome. The night will feature performances by Captain Tornado, Nervous Curtains, and Classy Affair. Division Brewing is located at 506 E Main St, Arlington, TX 76010. For information about hours of operation and upcoming events, please visit www.divisionbrewing.com.

10. Clover Cup Kickoff Party at Legal Draft Beer Co.

Join the Dallas Derby Devils on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Legal Draft Beer Co. to kick off the 9th Annual Clover Cup Tournament. A League of Their Own will be playing on the big screen while you enjoy the specialty beverages on tap. Visit www.clovercup.com to secure your spot for all the action. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Legal Draft is located at 500 E Division St, Arlington, TX 76011 in Downtown. For information about hours of operation and upcoming events, please visit www.legaldraftbeer.com.

11. Live Music at J.R. Bentley's

The Tamara King Duo is set to perform this Friday, February 23, 2018 at J.R. Bentley's in Downtown Arlington. The show, hosted by ArlingtoN NightS, starts at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Robin Lore will perform at J.R. Bentley's. That show also begins at 8 p.m. Situated in a historic home, J.R. Bentley's has the feel of an authentic English pub and features several local and area bands throughout the year. The venue is located at 406 W Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010. You can find a complete calendar of events at www.jrbentleys.com.

12. Burgers & Brews at Ventana Grille

Come try some of Ventana Grille's new burgers, including the Mac-N-Cheese Burger and Banh Mi Burger, at the restaurant's Burgers and Brews event on Friday, February 23, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Ventana Grille will also be featuring craft beers from Deep Ellum Brewery including the Dallas Blonde, Easy Peasy IPA, and Deep Ellum Lager. Walk-in's welcome. Please call (817) 548-5047 for more info. The restaurant is located at Tierra Verde Golf Club, 7005 Golf Club Dr, Arlington, TX 76001.

13. 44th Annual UT Arlington Jazz Festival

The 44th Annual UT Arlington Jazz Festival will be held on Friday, February 23, and Saturday February 24, 2018, in the Hereford University Center on the UT Arlington campus. Guest artist Tom Rizzowill be performing during both awards concerts of the festival that will include the UTA Jazz Faculty, UTA Jazz Orchestra and the UTA Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are available at www.utatickets.com.

14. Dynamite Rabbit at J. Gilligan's

Make a trip to J. Gilligan's in Downtown Arlington this Friday, February 23, 2018 for live music featuring Dynamite Rabbit from 9 p.m. to around midnight. Based out of the DFW area, the rock n' roll band features Robbie Hague, Russell Taylor, Clint Adam, Peter Hughes and Rick Henson. J. Gilligan's has been a Downtown staple since 1979 and owner Randy Ford has been providing a home for live music and local bands for decades. The restaurant and bar is located at 400 E Abram St., Arlington, TX 76010.

15. UTA Basketball Doubleheader at College Park Center

It's a UT Arlington men's and women's basketball doubleheader this Saturday, February 24, 2018 at College Park Center in Downtown! The Lady Mavs get the action started first at 2 p.m. and tip-off for the men's basketball game is at 4:15 p.m. CT. Both teams will face off against Georgia State as they battle for position in the Sun Belt Conference. Tickets are still available at UTAtickets.com. College Park Center is located at 600 S Center St, Arlington, TX 76019. You can find a complete schedule for both teams at www.utamavs.com.

16. Arlington Museum of Art's 'Eat Your Art Out' Fundraiser

The Arlington Museum of Art's upcoming Eat Your Art Out fundraising event will offer guests a chance to see and taste artistically crafted desserts that are a sweet treat for both the eyes and the palate. Tickets are on sale now for the 7 p.m. February 24, 2018, event at the Arlington Museum of Art, located at 201 W. Main Street in Downtown. Eat Your Art Out will feature the creative works of several individual bakers, restaurants and bakeries from across North Texas.

17, The Martin Brothers at Legal Draft Beer Co.

Join Legal Draft Beer Co. this Saturday, February 24 for live music and local craft beers. The Martin Brothers will perform from 2-6 p.m. The Martin Brothers, Jim Kisselburg and Rob Leahy, are an acoustic duo from Fort Worth. Both are longtime veterans of the DFW music scene. Legal Draft is located at 500 E Division St, Arlington, TX 76011 in Downtown. For information about hours of operation and upcoming events, please visit www.legaldraftbeer.com.

18. Bikes & Coffee at Urban Alchemy

Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar will be hosting Third Shift Moto's Saturday Mornings Bikes & Coffee from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, February 24. The vintage motorcycle shop specializes in vintage Japanese Motorcycles. The shop also provides service options for maintenance, troubleshooting, restorations and custom builds. Urban Alchemy held its soft open in Downtown Arlington on February 2, 2018. The coffee and wine bar is located at 403 E Main St, Arlington, TX 76010.

19. First-Time Homebuyers Class with Keela McGraw at CearnalCo

Are you thinking about buying your first home? Keela McGraw and the CearnalCo invite you to attend a first-time homebuyer class on Saturday, February 24 from 10-11 a.m. at CearnalCo, Realtors, located at 500 E. Front St, #120, Arlington TX 76011. The office is located across from Legal Draft Beer Co. in Downtown Arlington. If you'd like to attend this free class, please register online because space is limited.

20. Shows at UTA Planetarium

UTA Planetarium continues to offer shows to residents and visitors. This includes Spacepark 360: Infinity, a planetarium show designed to recreate the experience of amusement park thrill rides, roller coasters, pendulums, inverters and more. For a complete schedule of shows and other inquiries, please visit www.uta.edu/planetarium or call 817-272-1183.

Ticket prices:

  • Adults - $6.00
  • Seniors, Children & Students - $4.00
  • UTA Students - $3.00
  • Children under 3 - Free
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