Covid cabin fever? For a tiny slice of normalcy in a pandemic world, we’ve rounded up some socially distant, foodie-friendly and fun things to do this weekend in Irving. Whether you’re a man-about-town, girl-around-town, new to town or just visiting, there is something on this list for you. So, break out of your quarantine routine, get out and enjoy the weekend!
Spicy tails, donkey tails, yappy hour, live music and more!
Grab n’ Geaux Cajun eats on Food Truck Friday
Friday, 6 to 7:30 pmValley Ranch Association office, 8830 North MacArthur Blvd
Heat things up with a tasty dinner from Spicy Tails specializing in authentic Cajun-style seafood brought in fresh daily and seasoned to perfection. Then, grab a Kona Ice or a DizziCreams boozy filled ice cream from and cool your jets. You can order your tails onsite, but online ordering is encouraged!
75 FREE Kona Ice cones will be provided by the Valley Ranch Association. RSVP here!
Catch a Poolside Concert at the Four Seasons
Friday & Saturday, 4:30 to 7:30 pmAgave Pool & Bar at Four Seasons Resort, 4150 N MacArthur Blvd
The Four Seasons Soundstage Summer Concert Series features local musicians every Friday and Saturday at the outdoor #FSSoundstage at the Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas. Nosh to your heart’s content at the poolside bar and eatery which offers fun, flavorful all-American favorites with handcrafted summer cocktails and drinks or reserve a table for dinner at LAW after the show. Friday night, expect traditional steel guitar and fiddle with some gritty rock vibes from Genevieve Allen. Saturday, your heart will beat to the tunes of Madeline Enna’s country music.
Hit the Texican Court for Longnecks & Live Music
Friday and Saturday, 7 to 10 pmTexican Court Hotel Courtyard, 501 Las Colinas Blvd
Catch Faron Gilbert on Friday and Gus Samuelson on Saturday and authentic Tex-Mex from Two Mules Cantina. Watching Faron 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 your favorite songs. Big Gus and Swampadelic plays Swampy Tonk, so if you’re up for some “swampy Tonkin,” whatever that may be, head to the Texican Court Saturday Night! Two Mules is open every Thursday thru Saturday from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM with daily drink specials, longnecks not required. Poptails recommended.
Stroll the Las Colinas Farmers Market
Every Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm. Closes at noon this week.Lamberti's Ristorante parking lot, 7701 N MacArthur Blvd
The Las Colinas Farmers Market offers much more than fruits and veggies. The market showcases goods from a large variety of artisans - shop for meat, cheeses, breads, desserts, jams, honey, seasonings, art, accessories, and apparel. Click here for a list of featured vendors. Masks mandatory.
Brunch on the Banks of the Mandalay Canal
Saturday, 10 am – 1 pm and Sunday, 10 am – 3 pmThe Venetian Terrace, 215 Mandalay Canal
Attention Foodies! The Venetian Terrace isn’t just for weddings and events. It’s now open every weekend for a Bellissima Brunch featuring a hearty selection of fresh breakfast and lunch options - available outdoors on the spacious patio or in the lounge. They also host Venetian Nights every Thursday with a Chef's Choice Menu that features four or seven courses of edible art.
Celebrate Summer Fun, Flair & Flavor at Hugo’s
Every Sunday during the summerWater Street, 5240 N O'Connor Blvd
Hugo’s Invitados’ Summer Sundays Series is in full swing. This Sunday, DJ @kopismusic will be spinning, Tequila Ocho will be on site with complimentary custom Top Shelf Margarita samples, and Hugo’s will feature $5 organic brunch cocktails and serve up their deliciously gluten-free, farm-fresh brunch. Bonus: Hugo’s vibrant patio is shaded, jet-cooled, pet-friendly, and of course, maintains safe social distancing.
Our Egg White Crackling is a perfectly healthy start your day, but so good it tastes like cheating! 🍳 A farm-fresh egg white omelette filled with fresh grilled vegetables and topped with purepecha avocado, served alongside free-range pan-roasted chicken that's both crispy and succulent, but cooked cleanly and never fried. 🍗 Eat well and feel well with our organic, gluten-free brunch cuisine and cocktails, served til 3pm! 🥂 . . . . . #HugosInvitados #WeekendBrunch #EggWhiteOmelette #PanRoasted #FreeRangeChicken #HealthyBrunch #EatWellEveryMeal #CelebrateEveryDay
Make time for Yappy Hour with your Best Friend
Every Sunday 2 -4 pm, until September 20Homegrown Hounds Dog Deli and Bakery, Water Street, 5260 N O’Conner Blvd
Pawesome dogs are seeking other adorable and preferably playful dogs at Homegrown Hounds to connect with for Play Dates! Pawty animals are encouraged to pawty their tails off… or the donkey tail off! Did someone say peanut butter?
Teaser: Next Sunday from 3 to 4 pm learn how to cook for your furbaby at home at a hands-on dog food cooking class! You’ll take what you make, along with a recipe, and Fido is invited to tag along to lick the pan too. $30 per cook. Sign up now to reserve your spot.
FUN DOESN'T END WITH THE WEEKEND
Throw, Drink & Eat at Wednesday Wings & Flings
First and Third Wednesday of the monthStumpy’s Hatchet House at the Toyota Music Factory
You can count on the Toyota Music Factory as your go-to destination for weeknight fun! Stumpy’s Hatchet House is partnering with The Green Gator to bring you Wings & Flings. A one-hour throw, a half dozen wings and a sixteen ounce beer for only $29.99! Make it a two-hour throw for $44.99. It’s a throwdown and helluva fun time!
Laissez le bon temps rouler
Thursday August 20 & August 27The Green Gator at the Toyota Music Factory
Thursday night is No Contact Trivia at The Green Gator. Bring your smarty-smart friends!
September Sneak Peak
Eat, Drink & Give a Dog a Home
Saturday, September 12, 11 am to 4 pmThe Ranch at Las Colinas, 857 W John Carpenter Fwy
The Ranch at Las Colinas and DFW Rescue Me will be partnering together to host the 4th annual Pups, Pints & Prosecco - an afternoon full of delicious food, great drinks, and of course, puppies! There will be a silent auction and raffle with all proceeds benefitting DFW RescueMe! The Ranch will donate $1 of every cocktail, glass of wine, or beer purchased that afternoon. And PUPPIES will be at the Paw-ty looking for their forever home. Doggone it… you might meet the love of your life! Mine had me at woof!
If you can’t find something on that list that floats your boat, we’ve got a boatload of additional ideas for you in our recent Things to Do blogs. Cheers to enjoying the weekend safely, responsibly and in a way that doesn’t feel like Groundhog Day!