Get ready for a sunny weekend full of Robots, Runts, the Republic, and then some. Grab your friends and head on out to Irving because we have a full list of activities to choose from. These are some events we recommend, but you can also visit our website at www.irvingtexas.com where you'll find a wide array of things to do. It's the weekend, so go play outside!
FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION
WHERE: Irving Convention Center
WHEN: Sat & Sun, Mar 3 & 4
TIME: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
COST: Free admission
This competition inspires young people to embrace science and technology, combine it with the excitement of sports, then design and build an industrial-sized robot. The teams compete with each other to accomplish different challenges, including a heart-stopping head-to-head combat. Did you know that the vast majority of these students go on to perform better in school and are more likely to attend college? It's fun to watch but even more fun to participate.
AWOL NATION: HERE COME THE RUNTS TOUR
WHERE: The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
WHEN: Sat, Mar 3
TIME: 8:00 pm
COST: $30.25 - $51.25
This dynamic alternative rock band was formed and fronted by Aaron Bruno, formerly of Under the Influence of Giants, Home Town Hero, and Insurgence. Come hear songs from their third full-length release tour - Here Come The Runts. LEARN MORE
REPUBLIC OF TEXAS INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION
WHERE: Southern Junction
WHEN: Fri, Mar 2
TIME: 6:00 pm
COST: $15 - $21
Come celebrate Texas’ heritage on Texas Independence Day with Lone Star State music (Deryl Dodd and The Keith Mitchell Band), drinks and food! LEARN MORE
WHERE: The Ranch at Las Colinas
WHEN: Fri, Mar 2
TIME: 3 - 7 pm
COST: No cover
Join the great folks out at The Ranch for some live music with 1/2 price flatbreads, $5 frozen margaritas and Texas Teas, and $6 house wines. Plus, TX Whiskey will be there with tastings and a special cocktail. LEARN MORE
Other great ideas include:
- Celebrate the launch of the Better Block Initiative in South Irving with the unveiling of a mural created by world-renowned artist Carlos Donjuan. ISP Studios, 1957 E. Irving Blvd. 75060. 4 - 7 p.m. Free.
- My Fair Lady - Brought to you by Dallas Baptist University College of Fine Arts. Catch this Broadway hit at the Irving Arts Center from March 1-4. $13.50 - $16.50.
- Coloring Book Party - all ages are welcome. Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. 6:30 pm. Free.
- This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement - Sunday is the LAST DAY to see this special exhibit at the Irving Arts Center. Free.
- First Friday Date Night - There's some very good reasons to take your honey on a date downtown on March 2. Check it out HERE.
- Sunset Drive Jazz Quartet - Catch this fantastic show at the Texas Musicians Museum filled with jazz and rock 'n roll. Friday, March 2 at 8:00 pm. Call for pricing. (972) 259-4444.
- Orchids Bloom - They'll be performing at the Texas Musicians Museum on Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 pm. $7 at the door.
- Guitars 4 Heroes Band will perform at the Texas Musicians Museum on Sunday, March 4 at 6:00 pm. Donations accepted at the door.
- A Night of Promise is a circus-themed event at the Irving Convention Center featuring a full-course meal and dancing to live music by the Doc Gibbs Band. Come and help out Family Promise at this fundraiser event. There's also a raffle drawing for two Southwest Airlines tickets and a $1,000 Hilton gift card, as well as a silent auction. Saturday, March 3 from 6 - 9 pm. $60.
- Girls Who Code are 6-12 Grade young ladies who join up every other Saturday at the Valley Ranch Library and learn how to code. BYOL (bring your own laptop). 2:30 - 3:30 pm. Free.
- Irving's Farmer's Market offers more than farm fresh fruits and vegetables. You need to go check it out at the Irving Arts Center on Saturday, March 3. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Free admission.
- Enjoy Live Music at the OUTLAW Tap Room at the Four Seasons. Saturday, March 3 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. No cover.
- Heritage House is open this Sunday, March 4, and will be featuring free and docent led tours at 3 and 4 pm. If you haven't seen this museum yet, you should stop by. It's one of the oldest houses in Irving and was once owned by our founder's family.
- Join an Oscar Night Watch Party at the South Library on Sunday, March 4 at 6:30 pm. Free.