It's the weekend y'all!  That glorious pair of days where you can travel anywhere your imagination takes you.  It's the magical time where school and schedules give way to sneakers and simplicity.  For parents and children alike, the weekend is a time to dole on that inner child that keeps us looking for the next adventure.  So you're in luck, because this weekend holds a ton of fun, right here in Irving, Texas. For even more events than what's listed below, in Irving and around the area, check the events calendar.

Let's begin with the kiddos!

NFL Punt, Pass, Kick Competition

Location: Sam Houston Middle School, 3033 W. Country Club Drive 75038
Price: There is no cost to participate, just show up in sneakers!
When: Saturday, August 27, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Do you think you have what it takes to become the next athletic superstar?  The Irving Police Department, in partnership with the Irving Police Athletic League, is hosting the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition.  It's open to boys and girls ages 6 to 15 and allows children to compete in a friendly environment. There are five age groups, so everyone has a chance to compete.  Learn More

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Neighborhood Garage Sale

Location: Georgia Farrow Recreation Center, 530 Davis Drive 75061
Price: Free admission
When: Saturday, August 27, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Okay, so garage sale shopping may not be your thing if you're a kid, but you might be pleasantly surprised.  Do you know that resale blue jeans have a shelf life of, say, a gazillion years?  And once your neighbor outgrows your favorite game, it's yours for a steal.  Drop by to see what others want to clear out.  You never know what you might find that you just can't live without.  Learn More

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Adopt a New Best Friend!

Location: The Ranch at Las Colinas, 857 W. John Carpenter Freeway 75039
Price: Free admission
When: Saturday, August 27, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Ranch at Las Colinas offers some of the finest lunch menu items around.  And while you're grabbing a bite to eat, take a look at the furry friends that Operation Kindness has on display next to the patio.  Be sure to bring your parents because after you've adopted your new fur baby, your mom or dad will be rewarded with a complimentary beer!  That's to thank them for the times you might forget to feed or water the little critter.  Just sayin'.

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Stepping Stones to 5:  Cowgirls and Horses

Location: Irving Public Library South, 601 Schulze Drive 75060
Price: Free
When: Saturday, August 27, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

For the wee little ones from ages 0-5 years old, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame folks will stop by the library to tell some horse stories.  Also, there'll be crafts and activities, all supplies will be furnished.  This is a great bonding time for children and their parents, especially if you like horses.  Learn More

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Pokémon Game Day

Location: National Scouting Museum, 1329 West Walnut Hill Lane 75038
Price: There is no cost to participate, and admission to the museum is FREE during the event!
When: Saturday, August 27, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Attention Pokémon fanatics!  The National Scouting Museum is hosting a Pokémon Party just for you.  Whether you're a scout or just an ordinary player, drop by for some Pokémon-themed activities including card games, PRIZES, giveaways, refreshments, PokeGym, PokeStop or work toward requirements for your Game Design Merit Badge.  And while you're there, drop in to the museum for FREE admission.  If you've never been, it's really something to see for all ages.  And it's right here in our own backyard.  Learn More

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Cinema 13: Batman vs Superman - Dawn of Justice

Location: Irving Public Library - Valley Ranch, 401 Cimarron Trail 75063
Price: Free
When: Saturday, August 27, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Every Saturday afternoon the library offers a recently-released action, drama or comedy movie rated PG-13.  This movie pits DC Comics characters Batman against Superman in a plot that you'll just have to see to believe.  Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams.  Learn more

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And now for the adults!

The Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night

Location: Valley Ranch Association, 8830 North MacArthur Boulevard 75063
Price: No Cover Charge
When: Friday, August 26, 7:00 p.m.

That's right, The Geeks Who Drink are back and ready to bring you a night of trivia.  Bring your friends, a pack of beer and/or wine, and most important, bring your "A" game!  Snacks and popcorn bar will be provided.  Test your knowledge of various subjects and meet some new friends.  You'll have fun!  Learn More

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Jerry Don Branch Birthday Jam and The Cliffhanger Project

Location: Texas Musicians Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd. 75060
Price: No Cover Charge
When: Friday & Saturday, August 26 & 27, 8:00 p.m.

On Friday, everyone is invited to celebrate the Texas Musicians Museum's first birthday with Jerry Don Branch and his band - Steve Locke, Mike Arnold and Danny Sanches.  If you haven't been to the Texas Musicians Museum, for a small donation you can tour through all kinds of rotating musical memorabilia.  And for every $5 you spend, you get a raffle ticket to win an array of prizes including a Fender Acoustic guitar, T-shirts, Texas Pop Festival Prints and more.  Drawing will be held September 3.  Learn More

On Saturday, listen to The Cliffhanger Project.  These boys are a group of musicians from Oak Cliff, who've been writing and creating music since the 70's.  Sit back, enjoy some Blues and Rock and sip down some ice cold craft beer.  As always, the Smokin' Joe's Place will be open serving great food.  Learn More

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Josh Ingram and Faron

Location: The Ranch at Las Colinas, 857 W. John Carpenter Freeway 75039
Price: No Cover Charge
When: Friday and Saturday, August 26 & 27, 8:00 p.m.

On Friday, as one of the regulars at The Ranch, Josh plays a blend of rock, blues, jazz and country in his original music.  Enjoy Josh's music with a side of Angus Sirloin.  Mm Mmm, that's a great combination!  Learn More

On Saturday, at his usual place and time, Faron plays a variety of genres, using loop technology to create a multi-layered accompaniment.  Let's see, I'll take Faron with a side of TX Whiskey BBQ Baby Back Ribs.  Learn More

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Finally Friday! and Gary Kyle

Location: Cool River Café, 1045 Hidden Ridge 75038
Price: No Cover Charge
When: Friday, August 26

After a week of holding your nose to the grindstone (ouch!), come on down to Cool River Café and enjoy a Skinny Martini or Vodka of the Month Martini for just $5 each from 4-7 p.m..   Learn More

And while you're there enjoying your martinis, you might as well stay to hear Gary Kyle perform at 9:30 p.m.  Gary was born in Texas and raised by very musically charged parents.  With a great passion for life, Gary even titled his debut country album "Livin."  With a great connection to his audience, Gary will let you know you're in Texas.  Learn More

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Big City Outlaws

Location: Cool River Café, 1045 Hidden Ridge 75038
Price: No Cover Charge
When: Saturday, August 27, 9:30 p.m.

Big City Outlaws are one of the hottest new country rock bands in the Texas Music scene.  They play tunes from Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash to the classics of rock like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey and Bon Jovi, to name a few.  Y'all come on down to Cool River and have yourself a good ol' time.  Learn More