Weekend Buzz: November 11-13, 2022
By Office of Communication
Posted on November 10, 2022, November 10, 2022


A Knight’s Tale at the Arlington Museum of Art

Arlington Museum of Art’s newest exhibition is A Knight’s Tale. From the renowned collection of the Museo Stibbert in Florence, Italy, stunning examples of European arms and armor will fill the galleries this winter. One hundred and thirty rare objects, including full suits of armor, mounted equestrian figures, helmets, swords, and other weaponry, tell the tale of the European knight from the Middle Ages and Renaissance through the medieval revival of the nineteenth century. The exhibition explores the historical and functional contexts of arms and armor of this period while also highlighting the undeniable craftsmanship, beauty and artistic appeal. You can purchase tickets at the Museum or on the Museum’s website. The exhibition runs through Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023.

The Light Park at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

The most exciting and electrifying Light Show is South of the North Pole! Head out to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor for the most exciting drive through light show at The Light Park. Eat, drink, and watch as they electrify the night with millions of Christmas lights and festive music. For tickets and event times, click here.

James and the Giant Peach Jr. takes the Theatre Arlington stage 

James and the Giant Peach, an all-youth musical edition, takes the stage at Theatre Arlington starting Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach… and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building. This musical is appropriate for ages 3 and up. Showtimes occur Fridays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $17, including a $2 online ticket processing fee. Discounts are available for groups. Purchase tickets on the Theatre Arlington website or their box office. The musical runs until Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022.

Children’s Book Week Fest at the Arlington Public Library

On Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., families are invited to the Arlington Public Library’s Children’s Book Week Fest at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. Celebrate the joy of reading with activities created just for children. Come dressed as your favorite book character! At 11:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers, join us for a virtual book talk with children’s author Lauren Tarshis, the author of the I Survived book series. She will share her journey of creating these popular books. Be sure to stay to the end for a Q&A with the author! Afterward, there will be book-themed fun in the children’s area. Join the book parade around the library and participate in our book character scavenger hunt. Plenty of book crafts and games will be available throughout the event. This event is free, and no registration is required.

UTA Homecoming

The University of Texas at Arlington celebrates Homecoming, capped off with the Homecoming Street Festival along Spaniolo Drive 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022 and the Homecoming Parade same location and date at 5:45 p.m. For a full list of events, click here

Six Flags Over Texas Veterans Weekend

Six Flags Over Texas honors all who served in the United States Armed Forces during the Veterans Weekend event. Veterans, active duty and retired military personnel are provided with a complimentary park admission, meal, drinks, and more when they present a valid military ID. Veterans Weekend takes place at Six Flags Over Texas on Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022.

“In honor of Veterans Day, we are thrilled to celebrate our veterans during this new event at Six Flags Over Texas,” said Six Flags Over Texas Park President Richard Douaihy. “On this weekend, we pay tribute to all American veterans and give thanks to those who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.”

 Additional Veterans Weekend activities include:

  • U.S. Air Force flyover at 4:00 p.m. on November 12 and 11:00 a.m. on November 13;
  • Fireworks at park closing on November 12;
  • Bands and Entertainment;
  • Recruitment and Veterans Association Displays;
  • Looney Tunes Characters in patriotic dress; and
  • The National Anthem performed at park opening on Sunday.

Veterans, active duty, and retired military personnel are eligible to receive:

  • Complimentary Park Admission;
  • Complimentary Parking;
  • Complimentary Meal Voucher and Drink Bottle;
  • Complimentary Americana Lanyard and Button; and
  • 15% Savings on All Park Retail Items.

Family members of veterans, active duty, and retired military personnel are eligible to receive:

  • $19.99 Park Admission (Online only, limit 4, ID verification required at time of purchase);
  • Discounted Drink Bottle; and
  • Complimentary Americana Button.

Veterans Weekend at Six Flags Over Texas dates and times include:

  • November 12 at 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; and
  • November 13 at 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Eligible guests simply present a valid military ID at designated parking toll booths for complimentary parking, and at the front gate to obtain complimentary admission and other benefits. Commemorative gifts are available while supplies last.

Veterans Weekend is a celebration for all guests. Six Flags Over Texas Passes and regular single-day tickets will be honored during these hours on these days.

Learn more about Veterans Weekend at sixflags.com.

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