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Weekend Buzz: 11 Events in The American Dream City for Jan. 19-21, 2018
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on January 18, 2018, January 18, 2018

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

1. 2018 Texas Rangers Fan Fest

The 2018 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Presented by Dasani will take place at Globe Life Park in Arlington from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 20. Tickets for Fan Fest are on sale at texasrangers.com/fanfest or by calling 972.RANGERS. 2018 Fan Fest Presented by Dasani will feature autograph sessions with current Texas Rangers players with individuals signing in the Capital One Club, Hyundai Club and Jack Daniel's Club. In addition, 2018 Texas Rangers season ticket and mini-plan packages will be on sale.

2. International Bowl at AT&T Stadium

The 9th annual International Bowl Series featuring 24 high school- and middle school-aged teams across eight nations on three continents will return to Arlington for the fourth consecutive year. All International Bowl games will be played at AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and college football's Goodyear Cotton Bowl. The final game day is this Friday, Jan. 19, consisting of four games. Full rosters, coaching staffs, schedules and ticket information will be announced in the coming weeks. International Bowl game tickets and details are available at internationalbowlix.com.

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, Legacy 4 will take the stage at 9 p.m. Audiences can expect to hear some of the greatest hits in both R&B and Motown. On Saturday night, residents and visitors can check out Acoustic Hash, featuring Brian Davis (Guitar/Vocals) and John Geyerman (Vocals/Guitar). That show also starts at 9 p.m. Grease Monkey is located at 200 N Mesquite St, Arlington, TX 76011.

4. Indoor Swimming Deals at Hugh Smith Recreation Center

Splash into the New Year with savings this entire month! The Arlington Parks and Recreation's Aquatics division is offering great deals on annual indoor swim passes at the Hugh Smith Recreation Center:

  • 15 percent off annual swim passes
  • Buy 2 months, get 1 month free (Valid for Land & Water, Combo, Swim & Weight Room monthly passes)
  • 10 percent off all indoor pool passes and memberships (Valid for Open/Lap Swim and Water Aerobics Punch Pass)

Take advantage of these deals at any of our recreation centers or stop by Hugh Smith Indoor Pool. For specific questions or to purchase over the phone, call the indoor pool at 817-275-0513 or email Aquatics Program Coordinator Erin Anderson at [email protected].

5. Croce: Two Generations of American Music at Arlington Music Hall

“Croce: Two Generations of American Music," features a complete set of classics by his father Jim Croce, some of his own tunes, and songs that influenced both him and his father. The concert, which also features special guest Bonnie Bishop, starts at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, January 19, 2018. Residents and visitors can purchase tickets for this show on the Arlington Music Hall website or call the box office at 817-226-4400.

6. UTA Basketball Doubleheader at College Park Center

It's a UT Arlington men's and women's basketball doubleheader this Saturday, January 20, 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 the University of Louisiana at Monroe 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.

7. Sylvia at Theatre Arlington

Enjoy a night at the theatre this weekend in Downtown Arlington, with the romantic comedy Sylvia. Appropriate for audiences ages 16 and up, the show runs through February 4, 2018 at Theatre Arlington. Tickets are available at www.theatrearlington.org.

The performance schedule for Sylvia is included below:

  • Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday at 2 p.m.

8. Free Concerts at Truth Vinyl - January 19 & 20

Head over to Truth Vinyl for a weekend of free concerts in Downtown Arlington! Friday night's concert will feature both The Lonesome Wonderers and Wayne Willingham from 8-11 p.m. On Saturday, January 20, there will be a another free show featuring The Jib Cutters from 5:30-8 p.m. Truth Vinyl is located at 300 E Abram #190, Arlington, Texas 76010. For more information, please visit www.truthvinyl.com.

9. Tamara King at J.R. Bentley's

Tamara King is set to perform at 8 p.m. this Friday, January 19, 2018 at J.R. Bentley's in Downtown Arlington. 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.

10. Bottlecap Bingo at Legal Draft Beer Co.

Join Pub Guys Trivia for a fantastic evening of frivolous fun and frothy beverages as they bring their world famous Bottlecap Brewery Bingo to Legal Draft this Friday, January 19 from 6-8 p.m. Legal Draft is located at 500 E Division St, Arlington, TX 76011 in Downtown. For more information about hours of operation and upcoming events, please visit www.legaldraftbeer.com.

11. Shows at UTA Planetarium

UTA Planetarium continues to offer shows to residents and visitors. This includes Stars of the Pharaohs, a planetarium show that visitors on a journey to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings. 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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