It’s the weekend y’all!  You’re now free to use your smart phone and go find stuff.  Really.  It’s fun.  You don’t even have to download an app to play.  There are several characters around town and they’re waiting for you to go find them.  To give you a hint where they are, we’re showing you what they look like and what time they’ll pop up.  How easy is that?  So join us in finding fun stuff to do this weekend in Irving.  Who knows, this game may catch on and you’ll be sharing with your friends all about what you found.

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

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The Matchmaker

The Matchmaker

Location: Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. 75062
Price: $21-$28
When: Friday and Saturday, July 22 & 23, show times are at 7:30 p.m.  On Sunday, July 24, matinee is at 2:30 p.m.

Although there are several characters to see in this play, you’ll want to catch the lovely performance of Mrs. Dolly Levi.  She’s hired by a wealthy merchant in New York during the 1800’s to find him a wife.    You’d think it’s as simple as that, but Dolly runs into some peculiar complications.  Will the wealthy merchant ever find a wife?  Will it turn out to be Dolly?  You’ll have to catch one of these three performances this weekend to find out.  Learn More

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Ward Davis

Ward Davis

Location: Cool River Café, 1045 Hidden Ridge Drive 75038
Price: No Cover Charge
When: Friday, July 22, 2016, 9:30 p.m.

Come on out to Cool River and wet your whistle.  Here you can catch a character by the name of Ward Davis.  He’s an American Singer/Songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. For the past 16 years, Ward has written songs recorded by Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and many others. Ward and his band, The Beagles, were featured and performed on the A&E reality series, Crazy Hearts: Nashville in early 2014. That’s got to be worth some extra points.   Learn More

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Gypsy Friday – Open Mic Night

Gypsy Friday

Location: Supreme Coffee, 4070 N. Belt Line Road 75038
Price: No Cover Charge
When: Friday, July 15, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Catch some tunes at Supreme Coffee, or give them out to the audience.  It’s your choice at their “Gypsy Friday” open mic night.  Drop by at 6:00 p.m. to sign up to perform a few original tunes or comedy.  They provide an instrumental microphone and vocal mic.  It’s BYOI, bring your own instrument and showcase your talent, or just drop by for some local fun.  Learn More

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Leo Hull & The Texas Blues Machine

Leo Hull

Location: Texas Musicians Museum
Price: No Cover Charge
When: Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m.

When Leo and his band aren’t recording their latest blues music, you can catch them at the Texas Musicians Museum.  And guess what?  It’s his birthday this Saturday.  Help Leo to celebrate with some Smokin’ Joe’s craft beers and specialty drinks.  Or sink your teeth into some Texas grill and Mexican food.   You can come by yourself, as a couple or reserve an entire table for you and your friends.    Learn More

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Faron

Faron

Location: The Ranch at Las Colinas, 857 W. John Carpenter Fwy 75039
Price: No Cover Charge
When: Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m.

Watching Faron Gilbert on stage is not like watching a generic acoustic show.  He plays all genres, uses loop technology to create a multi-layered accompaniment, and puts a personal spin on all of your favorite songs.  He is truly a one man band.  His 23-year career has graciously landed him here at The Ranch every Saturday night.  So do yourself a favor and check him out.  You’ll be delighted by his music and the food.  Learn More

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