Arlington Weekend Buzz: August 18-21, 2016
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on August 18, 2016, August 18, 2016

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

Dolphins vs. Cowboys at AT'T Stadium

The Dallas Cowboys return to action at AT'T Stadium in Arlington's Entertainment District for week two of the NFL preseason against the Miami Dolphins of the AFC East. Kickoff for the game is at 7 p.m. CT. Six days later the Cowboys will play at the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, August 25 at 9 p.m. The NFL Preseason ends back home the following Thursday, September 1 against the Houston Texans at 7 p.m. 10 days after preseason ends, the team opens the 2016 season at AT'T Stadium against the division rival New York Giants at 3:25 p.m. on Sunday, September 11.

Arlington Parks ' Recreation Friday Fish Fry

Join Arlington Parks and Recreation and Ventana Grille at the award winning Tierra Verde Golf Club for a Friday night Fish Fry on August 19! Admission for this event is $9.95 Per Person. Reservations are required, so please call 817-548-5047! Ventana Grille is located at 7005 Golf Club Dr, Arlington, Texas 76001.

The menu for the Friday Fish Fry includes:

  • Fried Fish
  • French Fries
  • Coleslaw
  • Hush Puppies

Arlington Music Hall presents Vicki Lawrence ' Mama

Emmy Award- winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation and she hits the Arlington Music Hall stage in Downtown this Friday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. After the 'Carol Burnett Show,' Vicki went on to star in 'Mama's Family,' which consistently topped the ratings for its entire six-year run of original shows. The character of Thelma Harper or 'Mama' as she is better known has attained almost a cult status among her legions of loyal television viewers. Tickets are still available online atArlington Music Hall's website. Residents can also call the box office at (817) 226-4400.

Star of Texas Challenge

Now's your chance to check out Arlington's newest public art, get your picture on the City's Facebook and Twitter pages and win a prize pack all at the same time. It's the Star of Texas Challenge and you can join the race. The City and the Arlington Museum of Art challenge residents to visit the 20 stars positioned throughout Arlington and check out each artist's interpretation of what makes Arlington the American Dream City!

How does the challenge work?

  • Post your photos to the Star of Texas Challenge Facebook page, tweet them at @CityofArlington or post on theCity's Instagram (cityofarlington) using the hashtags #AmericanDreamCity and #StarOfTexas.
  • You can upload all 20 photos as you go or post them all at once. It's up to you! We'll keep track of your name if you want to do them one at a time!!
  • In order to win the package of prizes you must take YOUR picture in front of all 20 stars.

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

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.

Theatre Arlington Presents 'Calendar Girls'' FINAL WEEKEND

'Calendar Girls' is now open at Theatre Arlington in Downtown! When Annie's husband dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for the local hospital by creating and selling a calendar. The show runs until Sunday, August 21. Thursday performances start at 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm and Sunday matinees begin at 2 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at Theatre Arlington's website. For group sales online, enter promo code GROUP. Opening night tickets are $25 and all other performances will have the following prices:

  • Adult' $23
  • Senior (62+)' $20
  • Student (with valid ID)' $20
  • Groups of 10+' $18.50

$1 Kid-Friendly Movies at Studio Movie Grill

Need an air-conditioned escape for your kids this summer? Studio Movie Grill in the Arlington Highlands is hosting its Children's Summer Series Monday through Friday for $1. The Children's Summer Series will run every week through Sept. 2. The movies change on a weekly basis but include several classic movies such as Shrek and Horton Hears a Who. All movies begin at 11 am. Whether the kids will be enjoying the movie for the first time or for the 10th, it's a great way for the family to cool off on a hot summer day here in the American Dream City. Click here to see a full list of movies playing each week as part of the Children's 2016 Summer Series!

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