I am just blown away by the long list of events happening here this weekend.  There’s hiking, music, live theater, sports and more.  It just goes to show you that when looking for your heart's desire, you don't need to look further than your own back yard.  Because everyone knows, there's no place like Irving.  For additional events in Irving and the surrounding area, visit our website at www.irvingtexas.com.

The Hike

Where:  Must register to obtain location
When:  Friday from 7 - 9 p.m.
Cost:  Free

Have you ever wondered what lives in the woods along Campion Trail?  Join us on a night hike through the trail with native species experts and experience the sights, smells and sounds of nature at night.  You must register for this event.  And please note that due to the nature of this hike, pets and small children are not allowed.  Learn More

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The Music

Where:  Cool River Café, 1045 Hidden Ridge Drive 75038
When:  Friday from 9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Cost: No Cover Charge

Chris Boss returns to Cool River showcasing his guitarist talents.  Named “Best Acoustic Guitarist” and “Best Electric Guitarist” by SA Current Magazine, Chris will be sure to rock the house.  Learn More

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When: Saturday from 9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Cost:  No Cover Charge

Downtown Fever performs their high energy dance music at Cool River for an electric good time.  With multiple lead vocalists and choreography, Downtown Fever will keep the dance floor full all night long.  Learn More

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Where:  Texas Musicians Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd. 75060
When:  Friday @ 8:00 p.m.
Cost:  No Cover Charge, but donations for the band are accepted

Are you ready for some raucous, high energy blues, roadhouse romps and searing guitar licks?  Leo Hull and the Texas Blues Machine are the real deal.  Gather your friends and reserve a table for the best seats in the Music Garden.  Learn More

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When: Saturday @ 8:00 p.m.
Cost:  No Cover Charge, but donations for the band are accepted

The Silvertones return to the TMM with their hot Texas blues sound.  Together for over 20 years now, The Silvertones belt out lyrics sounding as melancholy as a tough night.  And their guitar picking is some of the best.  Learn More

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When:  Sunday from 5 – 11 p.m.
Cost:  No Cover Charge, but donations for the band are accepted

Visit the TMM once again for another Epic Event!  Texas Women in Music’s “Meet, Eat & Jam” features a terrific line up of Texas’s most talented women musicians.
5pm ~ Shotgun Josephine 
6pm ~ Robin Willis 
7pm ~ The Sunshine Emery Band
8pm ~ 8 Ball Blues Band 
9pm is an open jam which can go as late as 11pm
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Zuriel Merek
Where:  The Ranch at Las Colinas, 857 W. John Carpenter Fwy. 75039
When:  Friday @ 8:00 p.m.
Cost:  No Cover Charge

Although Zuriel Merek specializes in the electric violin, he is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator as well.  His influences are very eclectic utilizing modern technology to “reimagine” pop tunes.  Come for the food, stay for the music.  Learn More

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When:  Saturday @ 8:00 p.m.
Cost:  No Cover Charge

Faron Lee Gilbert returns to The Ranch with his own type of multi-layered music.  Putting his own spin on your favorite songs, Faron will entertain you through the appetizers to dessert, and then some.  Learn More

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The Stage

Where:  Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. 75062
When:  Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Cost:  $19 - $28

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress can only mean one thing – a wedding.  So you’re a bridesmaid in a wedding party, but what else do you have in common with these vastly different women?  Nothing at all, so it seems.  Hiding out in an upstairs bedroom, determined to avoid the festivities below at all costs, these ladies discover a common bond in a celebration of female friendship.  Learn More

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Konstatine Vilianatos
When:  Saturday from 8 – 10:30 p.m.
Cost:  $16.50 - $46.50

The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra presents Konstantine Vilianatos on piano.  He’s one of Greece’s most talented young pianists and will perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor.  Also, the LCSO will perform other pieces such as Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee.  It’s not to be missed.  Learn More

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When:  Sunday @ 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $6 - $7.50

At the start of the summer in 1947, television was brand new, the sound barrier had not been broken, and baseball was a white man’s game.  By the time fall arrived, all that had changed.  Jackie Robinson became Everybody’s Hero as the first African-American to play major league baseball.  This play shows the events that shaped Jackie Robinson’s character, his struggle to gain acceptance, and the tremendous obstacles he overcame on his way to changing the face of our nation and our national pasttime.  Learn More

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The Sports

Where:  Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. 75039
When:  Friday & Saturday from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Regular Session: Adult $10; Children under 12 $7
Weekend Session: Adult $30; Children under 12 $25
Legends Classic: Adult $20; Children under 12 or competitor $15

Texas Prime Meet tips its hat to the perfect cuts of beef that Texans expect.  But this type of “meet” welcomes top gymnasts from all over the area.  Come watch these top athletes compete and win awards, or watch Night’s Legendz Classic.  They’re some of the best!  Learn More

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For additional events in Irving and the surrounding area, visit our website at www.irvingtexas.com.