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Summer Fun at UTA Planetarium

Category : entertainment, family, Featured

Next week (May 31) marks the beginning of the summer schedule at the UTA Planetarium in Arlington. This is a great, fun venue with lots of interesting films for kids of all ages. Come in and enjoy the air conditioning while watching a show that’s anything but ordinary! What’s more, it’s cheap, with adult admission only $6 and kids’ admission just $4. The summer schedule, which runs through Aug. 28, is as follows:

Tuesdays
2:00 pm – Texas Stargazing
3:30 pm – Spacepark 360: Infinity

Wednesdays
2:00 pm – Dynamic Earth
3:30 pm – Spacepark 360: Infinity

Thursdays
2:00 pm – One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
3:30 pm – Spacepark 360: Infinity

Fridays
2:00 pm – We Are Astronomers
3:30 pm – Spacepark 360: Infinity

Saturdays
1:00 pm – One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
2:30 pm – Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
5:30 pm – We Are Astronomers
7:00 pm – Pink Floyd

Sundays
1:30 pm – Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
3:00 pm – Spacepark 360: Infinity

Find directions and parking information for the planetarium here.

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Holiday Shows at UTA Planetarium

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, holiday

Looking for something different to do this season? Visit the UTA Planetarium and enjoy their holiday-themed shows! They’ll still have their regular shows on the schedule, but you can also enjoy these special shows that will only be around in December:

Holiday Music Magic – This music entertainment show features a variety of holiday songs from Mannheim Steamroller and Burl Ives to Brenda Lee and Kurt Bestor. The soundtrack is visually choreographed with 3-D artistic animation, real-time performance elements, and all-dome scenery.

Season of Light – This show recounts the historical, religious, and cultural rituals practiced during the time of the winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Irish, Mexican, and Hopi.

Laser Holidays –  AVI is proud to offer an exciting and different way to be festive during the Holiday season! This popular program features a mix of everyone’s favorite holiday music, from the classical to the modern, all set to fantastic laser, cove, and digital artwork.

All shows are suitable for all ages. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for kids, free for kids under 3. The Planetarium is at 700 Planetarium Place in Arlington, on the UTA campus.

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Free Show at UTA Planetarium

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 photo utaplanetariumfree_zpsccf859c5.pngEvery Tuesday in September, the Planetarium at UT-Arlington is holding an Open House at 5 p.m. During this time, admission to a planetarium show will be free! The scheduled show for this week, on Sept. 30, is Bad Astronomy. This is the last open house for September!

Find directions and parking info for the planetarium here.

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South Street Art Festival in Arlington

Category : Arlington, entertainment, Featured, free

 photo southstartfest_zpsdda37a61.jpgThis weekend, Sept. 26-28 is the South Street Art Festival in downtown Arlington. This is the second annual installation of this festival, which features the work of 75 artists from across the country. Come to the festival – admission is free – and check out their work. You can also hear live performances from 10 local bands – see a music schedule here. Bring your appetite for the many food vendors that will be on hand. (No coolers are allowed.) Well-behaved, leashed dogs can come along.

Hours of the festival are 5-11 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Find parking details here. A map of the festival attractions can be found here.

Note for those who have kids: the festival’s website says, “While supervised young children and teenagers are welcome, there are no activities specifically planned for them.”

Photo courtesy South Street Art Festival

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UTA Planetarium Open House

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo utaplanetariumfree_zpsccf859c5.pngEvery Tuesday in September, the Planetarium at UT-Arlington is holding an Open House at 5 p.m. During this time, admission to a planetarium show will be free! The scheduled show for this week, on Sept. 16, is Mayan Prophecies.

Find directions and parking info for the planetarium here.

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Free Shows at UTA Planetarium

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo utaplanetariumfree_zpsccf859c5.pngEvery Tuesday in September, the Planetarium at UT-Arlington is holding an Open House at 5 p.m. During this time, admission to a planetarium show will be free! The scheduled show for today, Sept. 9, is Back to the Moon for Good.

If you can’t make it on Open House night, you can still get to the planetarium for a discount with this deal from Groupon.

Find directions and parking info for the planetarium here.

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Fun, Free Events at Levitt Pavilion

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo lannaya_zps283fe4eb.jpgLevitt Pavilion in Arlington has a wide variety of free musical performances this summer. Here’s what they’ve got going on in the coming days:

July 2, 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Lannaya West African Drum & Dance Ensemble
July 3, 7:30 p.m. – American Jazz Composers Orchestra
July 3, 8:45 p.m. – Firefall
July 5, 8:30 p.m. -  The Derailers
July 6, 8:30 p.m. – Jamestown Revival
July 9, 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Lone Star Circus
July 10, 8:30 p.m. – Friendly Savages

Picnics and coolers are allowed at the pavilion, but no glass containers. Concessions are available at the pavilion, including burgers, veggie burgers,Irish nachos, chicken and quesadillas from J. Gilligans and snacks, lemonade, kettle corn, ice cream and snow cones. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Levitt Pavilion is at 100 W. Abram St. in Arlington, in Founders Plaza.

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