It's another beautiful weekend to enjoy Irving, Texas! For something unique and different, take a look at these fun events. Or for more events, check out our events calendar.
Casino Night and Poker Tournament
Where: Las Colinas Country Club, 4400 N. O'Connor Road 75062
When: Friday, April 7 - check in begins at 6 p.m., play begins at 7 p.m.
Cost: $50 General Entry, $150 for the tournament
Will Luck be a lady tonight? La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation says, "Why yes, yes she will!" Just $50 will get you $1,000 in chips to play table games such as Blackjack & Craps, complimentary food and two drink tickets. Bring your best poker face and reserve a spot in the tournament by donating at the $150 level, which includes $1,500 in chips, complimentary food and two drink tickets. Funds raised from the event will be used to help continue (and hopefully expand) the La Buena Vida housing program for homeless youths in Irving schools who need a safe place to live while pursuing their education. Learn More
DFW Fiber Fest
Where: Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. 75039
When: Friday & Saturday, April 7 & 8, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 9, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $5/Day Pass or $10/Weekend Pass with FREE PARKING ALL WEEKEND!
Give your cell phone a rest and let your hands experience something new, something creative, and something colorful. Yes, I'm talking about learning how to knit, crochet or even spin fibers into yarn. Offering a weekend full of classes like "Spin Like Spiderman" and "Making Shetland Lace Shawls," there's something here for the beginner and novice alike. Besides learning from professionals, you'll also get a chance to speak to and purchase goods from over 65 artisan vendors selling anything from fiber and yarn to beads, alpaca, buffalo and yak products, to Amish baskets - and more. This 3-day event is like nothing you've seen before. Learn More
The Irving Symphony Orchestra's 2017 Season Finale: Carmen
Where: Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. 75062
When: Saturday, April 8, from 7:30 - 9:45 p.m.
Cost: $38 - $49
CARMEN is one of the most famous operas in history. Presented in concert form, come experience the passion, tragedy, love and beautiful music of this great work. It's a fitting grand finale to a spectacular season! If you haven't been to one of ISO's symphonies, your heart is begging you to go. It wants to feel the sounds of this emotional concert starring Cindy Sadler (Carmen), Jose Antonio Rodriguez (Don Jose), David Small (Escamillo), Dalma Boronkai (Micaela), Ivan Juarez (Zuniga). Learn More
Easter Eggs Galore!
What's so unique about an Easter celebration? How about EIGHT Easter celebrations? Not all of them are this weekend, but hop on over to your nearest park or recreation center for an egg-cellent time!
Saturday, April 8
Citywide Egg Hunt - Irving Heritage Park, 217 S. Main 75060 from 10 - 11 a.m. All ages. Free.
Eggs and Jam - Heritage Aquatic Center, 200 S. Jefferson Street 75060 from 7 - 11 p.m. Grades 6-12. Free with IPAR or school ID.
Thursday, April 13
Egg-stravagant Hunt - Georgia Farrow Recreation Center, 530 Davis Drive from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Ages 3-6. $5
Eggstravaganza - Lee Park Recreation Center, 3000 Pamela Drive 75060 from 10 a.m. - noon. Ages 12 & younger. $5
Friday, April 14
Easter Celebration - Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson 75060 from 10 - 11:15 a.m. Ages 50 & older. $3 (must register by April 10)
Fill The Basket Egg Hunt - Senter Park Recreation Center, 901 S. Senter Street 75060 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Ages 2-6. $5
Preschool Easter Celebration - Mustang Park Recreation Center, 2223 Kinwest Parkway from 10 a.m. - noon. Ages 6 & younger. $5
Preschooler Easter Celebration - Cimarron Park Recreation Center, 201 Red River Trail 75063 from 10 a.m. - noon. Ages 6 & younger. $5
The Islamic Art Festival
Where: Islamic Center of Irving, 2555 Esters Road 75062
When: Saturday & Sunday, April 8 & 9, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Cost: Free Admission
This art festival will be the first of its kind held at the Islamic Center of Irving. In addition to the art exhibition, there will be free henna tattoos for the ladies, food trucks, tours of the center, and more. You can also get your name written in different languages. World renowned Calligraphy Artist Haji Noor Deen will be giving a presentation and demonstration both days. Learn More
Wag, Walk & Roll benefiting the DFW Humane Society
Where: Java Me Up, 401 Cimarron Trail 75063
When: Saturday, August 8 from 9 - 11 a.m.
This walk is completely unique from any other marathon or race. There is no predetermined distance or time to walk, how cool is that? You can come out and walk alone, with your dog, with a team, or for a small donation, you can even walk one of the shelter dogs. It's all about raising money for the DFW Humane Society pets. For over 50 years, the DFW Humane Society has been rescuing neglected and unwanted pets and giving them a second chance in life through adoption. With absolutely NO state or federal funding, YOU make their work possible. Learn More
And then . . . be sure to grab your tickets to The Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory opening Sept. 1
Where: The Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory
When: Opening Sept. 1, 2017
The time is now, Irving! Sit down this weekend and buy your tickets to all the music and comedy fun kicking-off Labor Day 2017 at the Irving Music Factory. Tickets went on sale Friday for the first wave of amazing shows...and they are pretty darn awesome! Open act is Dave Chappelle on Sept. 1, followed by Brad Paisley on Sept. 2, then more comedy on Sept. 3 with the good ole boys Jeff and Larry's Backyard BBQ. See the full list below!
About the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory:
Opening September 1, 2017 - The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory is a unique boutique, open-air pavilion offering three flexible capacities including 2,500 for an intimate theater, 4,000 indoor theater and 8,000. The Pavilion offers world-class entertainment, Premium Seats and VIP Club, a dedicated space for Special Events and access to 20 restaurants and bars, movies and more before and after the show. Exclusively booked and promoted by Live Nation.
Dave Chappelle - Sept. 1 - JUST A FEW TICKETS LEFT!
Brad Paisley Tour 2017 - Sept. 2
Jeff & Larry's Backyard BBQ - Sept. 3
Goo Goo Dolls - Sept 6
Sin Bandera - Sept. 23
Young the Giant- Sept. 29
Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows - Oct. 1
Scorpions with Special Guest Megadeth - Oct 12
An Evening with 2Cellos - Nov. 4
Tevor Noah - Nov. 11