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Rock the City! with Live Entertainment in Irving

Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

Here in Irving, Texas, the beat goes on! Whether you enjoy jazz, country, tribute bands, original music, stage shows or dance-inducing DJ's, Irving has something for everyone. Click on the images below to learn more information about live entertainment options, venues or to reserve your space. For the most up-to-date local mask and other safety mandates, please check here.

I once read that “Motherhood is powered by love, fueled by coffee, and sustained by wine.” This quote got me to chuckling, but I don’t think it’s entirely true. We moms run on so many other awesome things that we might not always get, but we love so dearly like mani-pedis, chocolate, movies, and late-night Netflix binge when everyone else is asleep. So to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, we’ve put together a fun itinerary, featuring some of the things mentioned above, for moms to make the most of the holiday in Irving. 

With the weather warming up, nothing sounds better than fresh air and fresh oysters! While we may be far from the sea, Irving still has some incredible oyster options to satisfy even the pickiest seafood eater. So all that is left to ask is, east coast or west coast? Check out these great spots in Irving to get your raw, Rockefeller, or fried oysters on! 

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas in Irving

Monday, December 21, 2020 1:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Just when you settle your brain for a long winter's nap, you're awakened, not by a clatter on the lawn but by knowing that Christmas is just a few days away. How many gifts do you have left to buy? Will they be delivered in time? And what are the chances they're still in stock? Well, don't chase those sugarplum visions away with worries about last minute gifts, because we have the answer for you. We've added below a jolly list of goodies to throw under the tree, found right here in Irving, and just in the time of Nick.


There are National Food Holidays, then there are NATIONAL FOOD HOLIDAYS. Today’s falls into the latter category, cause it’s homegrown … that thin cut of meat dipped in batter, deep fried and smothered in gravy. Giddy up, it’s National Chicken-Fried Steak Day, y’all!

The exact origins of the Texas staple are unclear. Did it come from German and Austrian immigrants to Texas in the 19th century, who brought recipes for Wiener schnitzel from Europe? Or was it invented by accident in 1911, when a short-order cook named Jimmy Don Perkins at

Best Wine Happy Hour Spots

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:00 AM by Chelsea Bilbia

Happy Wine Wednesday, y’all! With the weather *hopefully* starting to cool off in North Texas, it’s time to start exploring the best happy hour spots in Irving to enjoy your vino and some great patio weather, Wednesdays and beyond! From Italian to seafood to steakhouses, here are some great spots with killer deals to sip your wine with friends, family, or loved ones. 

Irving's Best for Cheese & Wine Wednesday

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:00 PM by Chelsea Bilbia

Cheese and wine truly are a perfect match, so it's natural to think of cheese when you think of Wine Wednesday. From champagne and brie to pinot noir and gruyère, here is a list of great restaurants in Irving to stock up on some great cheese or cheesy food to go with your Wine Wednesday.

Charcuterie Boards

From basic to elaborate, you can never go wrong with a charcuterie board and a bottle of wine. These boards give you a great opportunity to try several different kinds of cheese and Irving has no shortage of amazing charcuterie options.

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 www.irvingtexas.com.

Outdoors Wants You to Come and Play!

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

After the cold front moved through this week, the weekend should remain in the double digits ... around 97 to be precise. You know what this means? You can go back to doing outdoor activities. Here in Irving, we worship the outdoors and all the fun it brings. From swim parties to outdoor movies to patio concerts, we've got your weekend itinerary all planned out.  Because, you know, outdoors was really missing you.  

For additional area events, visit our website at www.irvingtexas.com.