Grab your sweater 'cause it’s going to be a pretty cool weekend!  The mild fall weather is beckoning you to get out and enjoy all the sights, sounds, food and fun that Irving has to offer.  Why not take advantage of our 90+ restaurants and have an easy, breezy dinner?  Hey, while you're out, you can wrap up your evening with some great entertainment around town.  Check these out . . .

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

Music

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Zach Coffey

Location: Cool River Café, 1045 Hidden Ridge Drive 75038
Price: No Cover Charge
When: Friday, October 7 at 9:30 p.m. 

Zach brings to the stage heartfelt lyrics with a soulful, smooth voice. He’s pursuing his dream of writing and singing meaningful music. But having been classically trained, Zach separates himself from other country singers with a unique, subtly beautiful voice and heartfelt writing style. Learn More

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Faron

Location: The Ranch at Las Colinas, 857 W. John Carpenter Freeway 75039
Price: No Cover Charge
When: Saturday, October 8 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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Maddog 70s Band – Joe Cocker 12-Piece Tribute Band

Location: Texas Musicians Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd. 75060
Price: No Cover Charge
When: Saturday, October 8 at 8:00 p.m. 

In addition to great music, SMOKIN’ JOE’S (named in tribute to Smokin’ Joe Kubek) will be open during show times, serving great food, cold beer and wine. Also, try some of some of our wonderful craft beers, wines, margaritas and our NEW Bellinis.   Learn More

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Simply Swingin’ with Sinatra & Friends

Location: Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd 75062
Price: $38 - $49
When: Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. 

Spectacular opening night concert featuring Steve Lippia, with a tribute to the music of the great Frank Sinatra. The ISO will be joined by a complete big band, performing Sinatra’s most famous music….The Best is Yet to Come, Cheek to Cheek, Luck be a Lady, Come Fly with me, My Way and many more. Be ready to ‘swing’ and don’t be a “Stranger in the Night”!   Learn More

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TJ Broscoff

Location: Cool River Café, 1045 Hidden Ridge Drive
Price: No cover charge
When: Saturday, October 8 at 9:30 p.m. 

After the successes of his albums “Ready to Fly” and "The Break," TJ Broscoff proved that country music can be fresh and coupled with meaningful lyrical content, not just about back roads and tailgates. In two words you can describe TJ and his music: smart and talented. Learn More

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Fall Elvis Gospel Brunch

Location: Glory House Bistro & Catering, 109 S. Main Street 75060
Price: $38
When: Sunday, October 9 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. 

Enjoy a delicious brunch and show by Kraig Parker – scrambled eggs, bacon, pork roast, veggies, pasta with chicken, salad bar, soups.  Learn More

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Art & Museums

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Islamic Art Revival Series Workshops

Location: Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. 75062
Price: Free Admission but pre-registration is required
When: Saturday, October 8 at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. 

The Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) and Irving Arts Center invites you to join us for two interactive workshops – ‘Eastern Weaving’ with artist Samia Khan, and ‘Interfaith Symbolism in Sacred Geometry’ with artist Matt Anzak. Please note – Registration is required and space is limited! Learn More

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Second Sunday Fundays

Location: Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. 75062
Price: Free Admission but pre-registration is required
When: Sunday, October 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This month we’ll be learning about geometric art.  Connect the dots (and lines and planes) using principles of geometry and abstract expressionism to make art. Gallery inspiration: International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic ArtLearn More

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At the Libraries

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Family Movie Matinee and Cinema 13

Location: Irving Public Library – Valley Ranch, 401 Cimarron Trail 75063
Price:  Free Admission
When: Saturday, October 8.  Family Movie Matinee is at 2:00 p.m. and Cinema 13 is at 4:00 p.m.

Family Movie Matinee is Corpse Bride, Rated PG, 1 hr. 18 min.   Cinema 13 for ages 13 to Adult is Captain America - Civil War, Rated PG-13, 2 hr. 27 min. Learn More

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Irving Chautauqua is showing The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Location: Irving Public Library – South, 601 Schulze Drive 75060
Price:  Free Admission
When: Saturday, October 8 at 1:00 p.m.

Join us for a special Big Read showing of The Magnificent Seven, a movie with a connection to this year's selected novel, Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea.

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Kate Beasley Author Event

Kate Beasley

Location: Irving Public Library – South, 601 Schulze Drive 75060
Price:  Free Admission
When: Saturday, October 8 at 11:00 a.m.

Readers of all ages are invited to join us in welcoming debut author Kate Beasley to celebrate the release of her first novel Gertie’s Leap to Greatness! Feisty fifth-grader Gertie has been compared to beloved character Ramona Quimby, and reviews have praised the novel’s humor, emotion and rich writing. This book is a perfect read for students in grades 3-7. An author Q&A and book signing follow the discussion. Copies of Gertie’s Leap to Greatness will be available for purchase and refreshments will be provided. Learn More

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