Let's kick-off Summer with a little fun. Come enjoy your weekend to the fullest in Irving. This weekend brings shows, museum tours, ghosts and great deals!
THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION, MAINSTAGE ILC
Location: 3333 North MacArthur Boulevard
When: All Weekend
Have you been to the Irving Arts Center in a while? The shows that come through are stunning! This weekend grab a ticket and experience The Farnsworth Invention presented by MainStage Irving-Las Colinas. Tickets range from $18-21 and are on sale now at the Box Office, 972.252.2787 or www.irvingartscenter.com. Ticket discounts are available for seniors and students. Director Harry Friedman says, “The play is based on the true story of how a 14-year-old farm boy invented the most influential communications device of the 20th century: the television. It explores the clash between pure science and the drive to control popular culture in pursuit of the almighty dollar. The dialogue crackles with the intelligence and wit that only a writer like Aaron Sorkin can provide. See it for the history, the thrill of the chase, and the storytelling of a skilled writer like Sorkin.” Learn More
- Friday, June 5, 8 p.m.
- Saturday, June 6, 8 p.m.
- Sunday, June 7, 2:30 p.m.
RUTH PAINE HOUSE MUSEUM TOUR
Location: 801 W. Irving Blvd
Price: Free, Make Reservation
When: Tuesday-Saturday - 10 a.m., Noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, a small suburban home in Irving, Texas, and those living there were caught up in the whirlwind surrounding the tragedy. Half a century later, the historic home has been restored to its 1963 look and opened as a multimedia museum to tell the story of the events that occurred there. Today, visitors can step back in time and see the the home as it was that day in 1963. Come take a glimpse at history and enjoy a tour. Learn More
HERITAGE HOUSE TOUR - FEATURING VINTAGE WEDDING GOWNS
Location: 303 S. O'Connor Road
When: Sunday, June 7
The Heritage House is located in the beautiful Irving Heritage District and is open for public tours from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. So, guess what this Sunday is? It's tour day! Pack up the family and head to this beautiful house fashioned in early 20th century decor. The quaint home is a sight to see, and you'll feel right at home on the front porch in a rocking chair. The Heritage House is a recorded Texas historic landmark and was built in 1912. This Sunday a special exhibit will be on display of wedding gowns from the past. Come enjoy a little nugget of history! Learn More
GHOSTLY TEXAS - SUMMER NIGHTS AT THE IRVING LIBRARY
Location: South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Dr.
When: Friday, June 5, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Looking for something a little different to do on a Friday night? Take a trip to the the South Irving Library to hear ghost stories. Join author Mitchel Whitington as he presents stories and photos from haunted locations around the Lone Star State. Whitington, owner of The Grove, a haunted house in Jefferson, Texas, will explore places you can visit for a ghostly good time! His books Ghosts of East Texas and The Light at the Top of the Mountain: Ghosts in the Bible will be available for purchase, and a book signing will follow the presentation. Learn More
IRVING MALL - SCHLITTERBAHN FUN PACK
Location: Guest Services in front of Burlington Coat Factory
When: Monday - Friday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Irving is great and all but who wouldn't want to take a weekend and head to to Schlitterbahn! Well, Irving Mall has a fabulous deal for a Simon Fun Packs and they're available at Guest Services for only $85. Each Simon Fun Pack includes two tickets to Schlitterbahn, summer tote full of goodies and a $25 American Express gift card! Head that way and pick yours up, it's only while supplies last. After you're done, do some window shopping or pick up something nice for Dad. Father's Day is right around the corner! Learn More
Happy weekend to you all! For more events in Irving and around the area, check the events calendar.