The weekend is almost here and Irving is bringing the arts, musicals, movies and a few blasts from the past.   

For more events in Irving and around the area, check the events calendar.

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Grand Hotel

Location: Irving Arts Center
Price: $25-$53
When: Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m.

Catch it while you can! Grand Hotel wraps this weekend and you don't want to miss it. Lyric Stage presents this quirky musical based on a book by Luther Davis, with music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest and additional lyrics by Maury Yeston. The story involves an aging ballerina, a baron who must steal jewels to make a living, a dying bookkeeper, and a typist with dreams of screen stardom. These are just a few of the guests who pass through the Grand Hotel in Berlin in the early 1930s, where life goes on even as many of the guests’ lives change suddenly and permanently. Call and get your tickets at the Box Office Phone: (972) 252-2787 (ARTS). Learn More

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Addams Family Musical, Mainstage ILC

Location: Irving Arts Center
Price: $24-$31
When: Friday (Nov. 6 & 13) 7:30 p.m., Saturday (Nov. 7 & 14) 7:30 p.m., Sunday (8 & 15) 2:30 p.m.

So, I just noticed this is showing next Friday too, which is Friday the 13th. Seems so appropriate to attend, right? You'll love this musical, whether or not you you grew up watching this classic. I love that there's two great events showing this weekend at the Irving Arts Center! What a fun weekend they have planned.

Your favorite weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. Learn More

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Drive-In Movie 

Location: Mustang Park Recreation Center, 2223 Kinwest Parkway
Price: Free, $5 parking
When: Friday, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Spend this Friday night with your family! Cause there's a drive-in movie in town and they're showing the very funny and family-friendly film, "Inside Out." Pay $5 and park to watch the movie on the BIG SCREEN. You'll be able to tune into a FM station. If outside viewing is more your thing, bring your lawn chairs and blankets to sit on the grass. Lawn seating is free. Concessions will be available for purchase. Be sure to contact the recreation center at (972) 556-1334 to reserve a parking space. Learn More

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Mary's Playhouse Dedication

Location: Irving Heritage House, 303 S. Occonor Rd
Price: Free
When: Sunday, 2 p.m.

A little nugget of Irving history will be dedicated this Sunday. Mary's Playhouse is a blast from the past, so come enjoy a tour and travel back to the early 1900's. Mary’s Playhouse is located in the backyard garden area behind the C.P. Schulze 1912 family home. Originally a chicken coop, the structure was later converted into a playhouse for the young Schulze daughter, Mary. As she grew up, Mary used the building as a quiet place for reading, writing and meditation. A dedication of the recently rebuilt structure will be held this Sunday at 2pm, in the Heritage House backyard at 303 South O’Connor. Refreshments will be served and tours provided following the program.  Young guests are especially invited to attend.
 
Mary’s Playhouse will be open during the first Sunday tours of the Heritage House each month, from March to December.  It will also be available for special tours upon request.  For more information, visit the website www.irvingheritage.com or contact the Irving Heritage Society at 972-252-3838.

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For more events in Irving and around the area, check the events calendar.