What do speed, strategy and raw female athleticism have in common? Women's Roller Derby of course! But the world of flat track derby is not like your mother's derby from years ago. Oh yes, there's the fast-paced action, and some body checks, and some healthy competition, with yelling, cheering and penalty boxes, but the hits, spills and competition are 100% real. Scoring points involves a "Jammer" making it through a pack of "Blockers" from the opposing team. (Think football players on skates) Once that's done, she scores points every time she passes the opposing team's Blockers. At the same time, her Blockers try to help their own Jammer get through. And I'll let you in on another secret, it's totally addicting to watch. Ya just gotta see it! And you can . . . this weekend . . . September 22 - 24. Head on down to the Irving Convention Center and watch these ladies skate their way to the top bracket.
It's no secret, there are tons of things to do here in Irving, Texas this weekend. Below are some of our favorites. And for more area events, just hop on over to our website at www.irvingtexas.com.
WOMEN'S FLAT TRACK DERBY DIVISION ONE PLAYOFFS
WHERE: Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. 75039
WHEN: Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
COST: $16.75 - $232
Watch twelve of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association’s top Division One teams compete for a spot at the International Championships in November. Tickets can be bought online or at the door. LEARN MORE
RANG DE! COLOR ME INDIA!
WHERE: Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. 75062
WHEN: Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
COST: $21 - $28
Travel across the world without ever leaving Irving with the sights, sounds, traditions and sensations of this Broadway-style production. MainStage and ThinkIndia combine to create a classic musical and dance production, with some Bollywood on the side. It's a kaleidoscope of everything India and not to be missed. LEARN MORE (photo by Dallas News)
WHERE: East Library, 440 S. Nursery Rd. 75060
WHEN: Saturday from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Learn all about Spain with a flamenco dance performed by the Daniel de Cordoba Dance Studio. Enjoy some delicious tapas too! And be sure to bring the kids for some really fun crafts. LEARN MORE
SUNDAES ON SUNDAY!
WHERE: Texas Musicians Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd. 75060
WHEN: Sunday, from 2 - 4 p.m.
COST: Free, discounted museum tour tickets for only $5
Get the "scoop" on the upcoming concert series for fall while you enjoy a free ice cream sundae in the lobby of the Texas Musicians Museum. The Entertainment Series of Irving is excited to present their new fall line up, plus entertain you with music by pianist Scott Loehr. Oh, and there's door prizes. And did I mention it's all free? LEARN MORE
You know you want to see more, because there's LOTS more going on in Irving this weekend. Just click here for additional area events.