Celebrate the first week of school with some family fun this weekend! There's a bunch of activities to choose from that are outlined below. What better way to give your kids something to talk about in the halls on Monday than with these great events?  And if you want even more, just check out our website at irvingtexas.com.

 

CREATE THIS!

 

WHAT: Tiny Tinkers
WHERE: Valley Ranch Library
WHEN: Fri, Aug 24 @ 4 - 4:45 pm
COST: Free
AGES: 4 - 6

 

Introduce your wee ones into the world of technology by learning coding and building concepts using stories, DUPLOs, Codepillars, and Beebots. They'll be challenged to complete some simple yet engaging activities in this 45-minute program. Tiny Tinkers is supported by the Friends of the Irving Public Library, through an award provided by Irving ShareTank. Register early because space is limited to just 24 pairs of participants (parent and child) and tickets are required. LEARN MORE

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SHOP THAT!

 

Pumpkins

WHAT: Farmers Market
WHERE: Irving Arts Center
WHEN: Sat, Aug 25 @ 9 am - 2 pm
COST: Free
AGES: All

 

It's getting to be that time of year again when we start thinking about all things pumpkin. Head on out to the Irving Farmers Market and start checking to see if they have pumpkins - they'll be the freshest ones around.  While you're there, check out the other fruits and vegetables, and pick up some delectable goodies.  LEARN MORE

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WATCH THESE!

 

WHAT: Space Jam Cereal Party
WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse
WHEN: Sat, Aug 25 @ 10 - 11:45 am
COST: $14.19
AGES: All, rated PG

 

Get ready to jam… while slam-dunking loads of cold and delicious sugar cereal included in your ticket! What follows is perhaps the greatest game of basketball ever played in this universe. It's an all-rabbit, behind-the-back, double alley-oop of a-time that you will never forget. You may have seen some great games in your life, but you have never seen anything like this. Come on and slam, and welcome to the jam. LEARN MORE

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WHAT: Coco
WHERE: Valley Ranch Library
WHEN: Sat, Aug 25 @ 2 - 4 pm
COST: Free
AGES: All, Rated PG

 

The entire family is invited to watch and pay tribute to famous musical films, like Coco. I actually just watched this the other day. It's a real treat with a heart-warming message about family ties, some great music and beautiful illustration.  LEARN MORE

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WHAT: Isle of Dogs
WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse
WHEN: Sun, Aug 26 @ 4 - 6:30 pm
COST: $9.46
AGES: 13+, Rated PG13

 

Celebrate National Dog Day with the Alamo Drafthouse and a special encore presentation of the 2018 stop-motion insta-classic ISLE OF DOGS. The screening will be followed by a behind-the-scenes conversation between visionary writer/director Wes Anderson and ISLE co-star Bob Balaban ("King"), recorded exclusively for this event in Paris, France.

Plus, 10% of all ticket sales for this showing will be donated to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®), a national non-profit organization that has advocated for animal welfare since 1866. For purchases made on drafthouse.com or through the Alamo Drafthouse app, you'll be able to make additional donations to ASPCA. LEARN MORE

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WHAT: Moulin Rouge
WHERE: Valley Ranch Library
WHEN: Sat, Aug 25 @ 4 - 6 pm
COST: Free
AGES: 13+, Rated PG13

 

Summer vacation may have ended but the summer musical film program hasn't. Be a part of the "Libraries Rock" scene and watch Moulin Rouge for a sing-along good time. LEARN MORE

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WHAT: The Goonies!
WHERE: Texas Lottery Plaza
WHEN: Sun, Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm
COST: Free
AGES: All, Rated PG

Pix on the Plaza is a family-friendly outdoor good time featuring a movie presented by Alamo Drafthouse Dallas / Fort Worth Cinema. Arrive at 6:30 pm for fun and games, and then watch The Goonies at 8 pm.  Yell it with me - "Andi! You Goonie!" Round up your friends and family (pups, too!), bring a blanket or chair for a great way to end the weekend.  There's free parking and fun for the whole family with restaurant or movie validation. No outside food or drinks |  No smoking  |  Family friendly fun is allowed.  LEARN MORE

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TRY OUT FOR THIS!

 

Girl with Flute

WHAT: Lone Star Youth Orchestra Auditions
WHERE: Irving Arts Center 
WHEN: Sat, Aug 25 @ 10 am - 5 pm
COST: $10 - $20
AGES: Middle & High School

 

Is your child a budding musician? Well bring them down to the Irving Arts Center to audition for the Lone Star Youth Orchestra's 2018-2019 season. Did you know that the LSYO is the only tuition-free youth orchestra based in the DFW area? Audition fees are $10 for returning students and $20 for new students. Click here for audition information and registration. LEARN MORE

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REGISTER FOR THIS!

 

WHAT: Girls Who Code: Animation
WHERE: Valley Ranch Library
WHEN: Aug 24-30 @ 10 am - 6 pm
COST: Free
AGES: Girls, Grades 6-12

Registration runs Aug. 24-30, and will close early if all open slots are filled. Young women in grades 6-12 are invited to register for the Girls Who Code Animation class taking place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 1, 15, 29, Oct. 13, 27, Nov. 10 and 24. Students must register at the Valley Ranch Information Desk in person, no exceptions. Additional rules and registration guidelines apply. Please read the Girls Who Code Guidelines - Animation document attached here before committing to the class.

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There's also a bunch of great concerts all over the city.  Don't miss out on

All this in just one weekend.  Now get out there and have some fun y'all!