Arlington Weekend Buzz: November 19-22, 2015
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on November 19, 2015, November 19, 2015

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Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel.

Arlington Museum Unveils New "Star of Texas" Project: Nov. 20, 2015

The Arlington Museum of Art is opening its Star of Texas exhibit this Friday, November 20, 2015, with a reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The project was unveiled in September and includes 20 fiberglass stars positioned throughout Arlington's Cultural Arts District, Downtown and Entertainment District. The reception will take place at the Arlington Museum of Art, 201 W. Main St., where light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Simultaneously, the Reflection exhibit and the Modern Masters from the Guild Hall Collection will be opening, featuring the work of 60 artists including the legendary Andy Warhol. For more information on the Star of Texas exhibit, and all other exhibits featured by the Arlington Museum of Art, please call 817-275-4600. You can also watch the City's "Culture Buzz" segment on the upcoming project.

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, transforms into the "Cheer" capital this holiday season. For 30 years, Holiday in the Park has spread holiday joy to families. This year the tradition continues as this magical event shines even brighter. On select dates from November 21 through January 3, 2016, SantaLand, the Holiday Tree of Trees Spectacular, The Frosty Snowhill, and more await guests during this memorable celebration. The seasonal fun doesn't stop there as five holiday shows, ranging from a Texas twist to a Victorian revue, will have guests singing and dancing along. After visitors catch a show, they can warm up at one of the six holiday campfires around the park, with a cup of hot cocoa, or with their own s'mores. For more information, including operating hours,

Adventure to Santa at The Parks at Arlington

Adventure to Santa, a storytelling experience centered around Shrek characters and designed by Dreamworks Animation, returns to The American Dream City this holiday season at The Parks at Arlington! Just past the red cottage doors, Shrek and Donkey greet children and begin the interactive experience. Elves guide families through the next four rooms, where they design their own sleigh, go on a ride complete with pulsing seats and fans, compete in a virtual snowball fight, and meet Santa Claus. This event will be open to the public until Christmas Eve. This is a popular attraction at the mall, so be sure to book your reservation in advance by clicking here!

Symphony Arlington presents: Kalin Ivanov

Classical music lovers rejoice! Symphony Arlington presents cellist Kalin Ivanov and guest conductor Maciej Zoltowski this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Arlington Music Hall. Ivanov is a prominent soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and recording artist. Compared by the press to Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, Piatigorsky and Jacqueline du Pré, he is quickly gaining recognition as an artist whose dramatic urgency and expressive tone is matched by his deep, emotional, and poetic performing style. Arlington Music Hall is located at 224 N. Center St in Downtown Arlington. For more information about Symphony Arlington's 2015-2016 season, please visit their website.

Beautify Arlington Through Leaf Recycling Starting Nov. 21, 2015

Back by popular demand, Arlington's leaf recycling sites return November 21, 2015 and runs through February 21, 2016. Help out by bagging your leaves and dropping them off at one of these locations for leaf recycling:

  • Arlington Landfill - 800 Mosier Valley Rd.
  • T.A. baseball parking lot on Mitchell Street east of Fielder Rd. - No contractors
  • Bowman Springs Park - 7003 Poly Webb Rd. - No contractors
  • J. Stovall Park - 2800 W. Sublett Rd. - No contractors

PLEASE NOTE: No trash or tree limbs. No illegal dumping. During the dates listed above, contractors may bring leaves to the landfill only free of charge. For information about the landfill, call 817-354-2300. Leaves from contractors will not be accepted at the other sites.

Ringside: Memories of World Class Championship Wrestling Exhibit

The wrestlers. Their extravagant costumes. Overly exuberant fans yelling for their favorites. The referee who wasn't entirely necessary. The old-time arenas that smelled of sweat. Ringside: Memories of World Class Championship Wrestling showcases more than 30 photos taken by Cirrus Bonneau, who spent Monday nights in 1982 and 1983 at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth documenting the interplay between the costumed stars and their captivated audiences. The exhibit is free to the public and runs through Jan. 16 at the UT Arlington Central Library, 702 Planetarium Place. Call UTA Libraries Special Collections at 817-272-3393 for more information.

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