Step into September with fun activities around town. Not only is it a new month with new things to try and enjoy but you get a bonus day on your weekend! Happy Labor Day, y'all! Make it count.    

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

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LAUGHS BY THE LAKE

Location: Lake Carolyn
Price: FREE
When: Friday, September 4, 7-10 p.m.

There is no better way to end a week than with a laugh. Lake Carolyn provides a beautiful backdrop for an evening of comedy and live music. Laughs by the Lake is the largest outdoor comedy show in North Texas, complete with food trucks. Pack a blanket and your lawn chairs and head to the lake this weekend.

The 2015 line up includes Ryan Perrio, Eunice Elliott, and 2009 'Funniest Comic in Texas' Paul Varghese.  Immediately following the two hour comedy show, Memphis Soul Band will take the stage with a soul and funk music concert. Learn More

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INTO THE WOODS AT IRVING ARTS CENTER

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

It's time to kick-off the 23rd season of Lyric Stage as they present Into the Woods at the Irving Arts Center. It's only showing for two weekends (see show times below), so plan to attend and enjoy a musical journey alongside some of the best loved fairytale characters such as Cinderella, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood.  The story involves a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, their interaction with a witch (who has placed a curse on them) and other storybook characters during their journey. Learn More

Thursday Evening Show: Sept 10th at 8 p.m.
Friday Evening Shows: Sept 4th, and Sept 11th at 8 p.m.
Saturday Evening Shows: Sept 5th, and Sept 12th at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday Matinees: Sept 6th and Sept 13th at 2:30 p.m.

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FRIENDS OF IRVING LIBRARY BUCK-A-BOOK SALE

Location: South Irving Public Library
Price: $1 a book
When: September 5, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hey, you have a long holiday weekend. Why not kick it off with a little book reading? Come to the Buck-a-Book sale and find something that piques your interest!

The Friends of Irving Library sell books, music, movies and magazines to the public throughout the year. The Friends warehouse is filled with thousands of gently used donations and seldom-used items from the library's collection. Money from sales goes back to supporting the library's programs, including Summer Reading Challenge and Irving's Big Read, as well as new library books and subscriptions. So come and get a great deal on gently-used adult, teen and children's books and help the Irving Public Library! Learn More

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FROM GONDOLAS TO GREAT TUNES: 6 WONDERFUL WAYS TO ESCAPE IN IRVING

Location: Irving

To give you a few ideas of how to staycation in Irving over a long weekend (like Labor Day) or a future adventure, Culturemap Dallas has you covered. Cheryl Ng Collett (@IttyBittyFoodies) recently wrote about the six surprising things about Irving that makes it a great spot to vacation. It was too good to not share. So get your pen and paper out and jot down a few ideas! Read Article  

Your escape will include:

  1. The Resort
  2. Water Views and Gondolas
  3. History Buffs
  4. Music Lovers
  5. American Art Gem
  6. Nostalgia
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SOUTHWEST CLASSIC IRVING TOUCHDOWN GIVEAWAY - September 26

Location: AT&T Stadium and Irving, TX
Price: Giveaway
When: Saturday, September 26

It's a few weeks out, but hey...who wouldn't love to win a football getaway! Go ahead and enter the Southwest Classic Irving Touchdown Giveaway.

The Southwest Classic game will be held on September 26th, 2015 at AT&T Stadium. Rival teams, Texas A&M Aggies and the Arkansas Razorbacks will battle it out for the Southwest Classic title. 

To help you get excited for the season and get you in the game, the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau is giving away a great prize package that includes:

  • Two (2) Southwest Classic Tickets valued at $250
  • Lot 12 Parking Pass
  • Complimentary King Room with Breakfast for Two at NYLO Las Colinas (Sept 26 one night stay)
  • $50 Gift Card 
  • Two (2) #VisitIrving Swag Bags

How to Enter:

  1. Like/Follow the Visit Irving, Texas Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter accounts. You must be following at least one of the pages, BUT each like/follow will get you an additional entry into the drawing.
  2. Like/Follow NYLO Las Colinas Facebook and/or Twitter accounts. You must be following at least one of the pages, BUT each like/follow will get you an additional entry into the drawing.
  3. Fill out the form here.
  4. Extra points if you tag a friend or share on social, especially if the person is who you would like to enjoy the game with. 

Stay tuned to see who will touchdown in Irving for the 2015 Southwest Classic. One winner will be chosen and notified on September 21. 

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