We’re now entering those dog days of summer, where it seems arduous to enjoy anything outdoors.  Fret not, we have several great indoor events! In fact, Irving has so many things to see, do, drink and eat, you’ll have to pace yourself.   

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

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Walk Through History

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Liars or Liberty Exhibit
Location: Mercury Studios, 6301 Riverside Drive 75039 (formerly the Las Colinas Studios)
Price: Adults: $25 | Children: $10
When: August 6-7, Saturday:  9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This exhibit features thousands of artifacts from early America, World War II, pop culture, movie history and much more. View artifacts from multiple collections, including Glenn Beck’s personal memorabilia and treasures.  It’s like you’re walking through history. Learn More

Irving Heritage House and Mary’s Playhouse Tours
Location: Heritage House, 303 South O’Connor Road 75060
Price: Free
When: August 7, Sunday: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Visit a piece of Irving’s history where early founder, C.P. Schulze built his daughter, Mary, a playhouse from a converted chicken coop back in the 1920’s.  It’s located just behind the Heritage House.  Take the opportunity to tour them both.   Learn More

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More Than Just Music

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Benois King Band

Location: Texas Musicians Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd. 75060
Price: Free
When: August 5 - Friday:  8 p.m.

Building their vocal repertoire from neglected blues songs, the Benois King band offers unusual blending of subtle jazz-inflected playing and attacking, no-holds-barred power. King and Kubek are hugely popular and show no loss of enthusiasm for their intriguing approach to the blues.  Learn More

Roy Nelson & The Big Ten-Four Band

Location: Cool River Café, 1045 Hidden Ridge 75039
Price: No Cover Charge
When: August 5 - Friday: 9:30 p.m.

Fire up your engines, put the pedal to the metal and get your ears on.  These guys are watching out for Smokeys!  Here is a high-energy, good-time band that plays a long list of country songs.  Combining red-hot Nashville with Red Dirt country, and a little bit of class rock thrown in, the Big Ten-Four gets you ready to lay the hammer down!    Learn More

Brendon Preece

Location: The Ranch at Las Colinas, 857 W. John Carpenter Fwy 75039
Price: No Cover Charge
When: August 5 - Friday at 9:00 p.m.

Brendon Preece has been performing since the age of 6 when he took his fist step on a stage at the Texas-based Grapevine Opry. Honing his vocal talent as a teen on the DFW opry circuit, he performed regularly at Johnnie High's Country Music Revue. Since that time his career has soared as he traveled across the country, playing in clubs and casinos, as well as state fairs and music festivals.  Learn More

Chris Colston

Location: Cool River Café, 1045 Hidden Ridge 75039
Price: No Cover Charge
When: August 6 - Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

Chris started playing drums at the age of 7 and never looked back in his pursuit of music.  Graduating up to a guitar, he continued to pursue his favorite music. Now a popular Texas country artist, he tours promoting his CDs and wowing audiences with his smooth country style.  Learn More

Faron Gilbert

Location: The Ranch at Las Colinas, 857 W. John Carpenter Fwy 75039
Price: No Cover Charge
When: August 6 - Saturday at 9 p.m.

Faron is back on stage, playing a pocketful of tunes.  Covering all genres, he uses loop technology to create a multi-layered accompaniment, and then puts a personal spin on all of your favorite songs.  What better way to enjoy The Ranch’s ‘farm to fork’ menu than pairing it with the music of Faron?    Learn More

Texas Women in Music

Location: Texas Musicians Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd. 75060
Price: Free
When: August 7, Sunday: Noon – 11 p.m.

Appearing on both stages are a unique blend of female artists.   At the outside stage is Linda Stone (12:00), Ginger Pickett & Robin Willis (1:00), Sweet T (2:00), Meia (3:00), Nicole Chapman (4:00), Ariana Braddom (5:00), Campbell Crates (5:30), Alora Whitten (6:00), Ashton Edminster (6:30), Daisy Windsong (7:00), Roxanne (8:00), and All Star Jam Hosted by JW Dubber Hammett (9:00). 

At the inside stage is Linda D. & The Kings of DeLeon (12:00), ROCK, Watson & STIX (1:00), Skeleton McKee (2:00), Continental Divide (3:00), Aquarius and Her All Star Band (4:00), Cryin’ Gordo (5:00), 8 Ball Blues Band (6:00), Eternal Spirits (7:00), Ann Armstrong (8:00), and All Star Jam Hosted by Peggy Honea With special guests Joyce Spencer, Dee Harroll, Deborah Corber, Shari Weinstein (9:00)   Learn More

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Make Time for the Matchmaker

Irving Arts Center Carpenter Hall

Location: Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. 75062
Price: $21-$28
When: August 4-6, 7:30 p.m.

This is the last weekend to catch the crazy antics of Dolly Levi as you’re swept away by the music, the singing and the whole production.  Critics are raving about this performance.  "Effortlessly good," claims Joel Gerard, Associate Critic for John Garcia's The Column.  Don't miss out.  Learn More

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And more …

  • Gypsy Friday Open Mic at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 5 | Supreme Coffee, 4070 N. Belt Line Road.  Free.  Learn More
  • Classic car Cruise In from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Friday, August 5 | Big State Fountain Grill, 100 East Irving Blvd.  Free.  Learn More
  • Dive-In Movie Night from 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. on Friday, August 5 | Cimarron Family Aquatic Center, 199 Red River Trail 75060.  Free.  Learn More
  • Family Movie Matinee: The Spiderwick Chronicles from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6 | Irving Public Library – Valley Ranch, 401 Cimarron Trail 75063.  Free.  Learn More
  • Ruth Paine House Museum Tours at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays | Ruth Paine House Museum, 801 W. Irving Blvd.  Adults are $12, children 11 and younger are free.  Learn More
  • Cinema 13: Hail Caesar!  From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6 | Irving Public Library – Valley Ranch, 401 Cimarron Trail 75063.  Free. Learn More
  • Teen Splash Jam – Summer Bash from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6 | West Irving Aquatic Center, 3701 Conflans Road 75060.  Free admission.  Must present valid IPAR or school ID.  Learn More

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