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When It Rains, It Pours

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

October has been very generous with the rain this year, although it cannot stop us from having a great time around town this weekend! Because when it rains entertainment here in Irving, it pours a mixture of great talent, exciting events and good old family fun. Slide into the weekend with some extreme cosplay at the Irving Convention Center. Enjoy a walk down memory lane at the Irving Arts Center. Or dive into some seasonal, cultural and educational activities at the libraries and recreation centers. And never forget, there's plenty of live music all throughout the city. I heard the sun is planning to make an appearance as well. I've listed my weekend favorites down below, but you can always find more at the Visit Irving website.

For The Town That Has Everything

Thursday, October 11, 2018 1:00 PM by Carol Stoddard


Have we got a weekend full of great events for you! Offering both big-city excitement and small town lifestyles, Irving, TX dishes up an interesting mix of both cosmopolitan and country, luxury and family fun, national and local, with all things in between. Take a look at these suggested events below and try something you've never done before, or tasted before. Just get out there and have some fun. As always, there's never enough room to fit it all, so be sure to visit our website at for more area events.

Dallas Fan Days Are Almost Here

Thursday, October 4, 2018 5:00 PM by Visit Irving

Dallas Fan Days brings together thousands of Texans for one of the most coveted fan events of the year. From October 19 through October 21, comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming fans will gather to celebrate their love of all things fiction and fantasy at this Dallas Comic Con, the largest fan event in Texas. 

For The Love of Gaming

Thursday, September 20, 2018 1:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

This story begins like many other Fairytales, with great beginnings and happy endings. But it's a true story and I got to watch it unfold.

There was this boy who loved online gaming. In fact, Josh embraced it with a passion. With headphones as a shield and a keyboard as his weapon, he gamed away in imaginary worlds where only the best survive. All of the world's borders disappear in online gaming. You may face your best friend from across the room or a stranger from across the globe. Leveling up is the universal language and Josh was one of

Around Town in 48 Hours

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 1:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Hey guys, me again - the Gal Around Town. Hop in the car and see everything going on around here in Irving, TX this weekend.  You know I love good food, great performances, and live music . . . well this weekend offers up some of the best.  Take a look at the events below and then join me for a trip around town. If you don't see anything that tickles your fancy, then drop by our website at for more area events.

It's a Funny, Sunny, Honey Kind of Weekend

Thursday, August 30, 2018 11:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

Labor Day weekend is finally here, ready to close the book on another fun summer in Irving, Texas. Well, not so fast there Bub because the weather is still in the high 90's, so you can't really say that summer's over. Nevertheless, just what do you do with three days of great Texas weather? Yeah, I can see that honey-do list growing as we speak. Between the trips to the hardware store and washing your car after cleaning out the garage, I have a few alternatives for you. Take a look at these events and be glad I got you out of the house. And for more ideas, you should visit our other blogs to see what's cooking - or our website at

For A Bunch of Family Fun ...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 5:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Celebrate the first week of school with some family fun this weekend! There's a bunch of activities to choose from that are outlined below. What better way to give your kids something to talk about in the halls on Monday than with these great events?  And if you want even more, just check out our website at

One Last Weekend

Thursday, August 16, 2018 1:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Goodbye Summer my old friend. Our time together has to end. Another school year is starting. Summer faded while I was sleeping.  And a vision of the pool is all that's left in my brain, it still remains, I've got another year of homework.

My apologies to Simon and Garfunkel for stealing their song, but I know it's how we all feel.  We want just one more weekend of summer vacation before we head back to school on Monday. Wait, we DO have one more weekend. So let's make the most of it. Listed below are several events that will help to ease the end of summer and welcome the beginning of a new school year here in Irving, Texas.  For more area events, please visit our website at

Our Weekend Lineup

Friday, August 10, 2018 2:00 PM by Carol Stoddard


Follow me as I make the rounds in Irving this weekend with tons of fun and delightful events. Really, there's something here for everyone.  We may be really diverse here in Irving, but one thing remains constant - there is always something fun to do! So stop by a local shop, dine at any one of our terrific eateries, or check out some live music, you'll see what I mean. You know where we are: