Things to do in Arlington 2015

As we emerge from the grip of college basketball and winter temperatures, here are some activities for varied tastes this weekend.


Smithsonian Institute Exhibit


Changing America: the Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963

Tarrant County College Southeast Campus

January 12 – February 19

“Changing America: the Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963” is a national traveling exhibition which explores the relationship between two great people’s movements for equal rights, is available in the Carrier Library on TCC’s Southeast Campus.

Arlington was chosen to be one of only 50 sites in the nation to host this traveling Smithsonian exhibit presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office.

The Bellamy Brothers

Arlington Music Hall

January 16

The Arlington Music Hall, where elegance meets excellence in entertainment, is host this Friday to the Bellamy Brothers.  This unique venue offers a truly unique entertainment experience with its state-of-the-art sound and lighting and classic décor that enhances the hall’s sophistication and style.

For more than 30 years, the Bellamy Brothers have been an unassuming picture of consistency in Country music, crafting honest, heartfelt songs that connect with millions of listeners around the world. Even more remarkable is the fact that they’ve remained relevant in a genre that has become increasingly enamored with style over substance, glitz over grit, and fleeting celebrity over artistic vision. Yet Howard and David Bellamy have weathered the trends admirably, enjoying enormous success throughout their career with numerous No. 1 hits on both the Pop and Country charts.

Backpacking 101 Workshop

River Legacy Living Science Center

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

January 17

If you are ready to be a little more adventurous, join members of the Dallas Sierra Club for a basics of backpacking workshop. Topics covered will include equipment, physical preparedness, how to find the best trips, food and safety considerations. The Dallas Sierra Club’s certified backpacking leaders have decades of experience leading multi-day backpacking trips all over the back country of America. Space is limited. RSVP required.

The Planetarium at UT Arlington

700 Planetarium Place

Arlington, TX 76019

Thursdays-Sundays Shows

Experience this one-of-a-kind teaching, learning, and special occasion space located in the heart of north Texas. Open to the public for shows, star-gazing events, field trips, and private functions, The Planetarium reflects UT Arlington’s commitment to service through educational engagement with the community.

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