This is my favorite time of year - family coming to visit, the smell of a distant chimney, cheering for your favorite football team, and just getting outdoors. We have SO many reasons to be thankful. While you are rushing around preparing for Thanksgiving, why not check out these events? And be sure to visit our new website at www.IrvingTexas.com.

The Clintons

WHAT: An Evening with The Clintons
WHERE: The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
WHEN: Fri, Nov 17 at 7:30 pm
COST: up to $450

There are still a few tickets left for tonight's visit with President Bill Clinton, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee. LEARN MORE

As a side note, after the show, stop on by Bar Louie's for some LIVE MUSIC beginning at 10 p.m.   Or enjoy Happy Hour at Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill before or after the show from 3 - 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to close. Are you eating healthy but demand great taste? Then stop by Freshii's for a refreshing smoothie or one of their delicious bowls.

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Sister Act

WHAT:  Sister Act
WHERE: Irving Arts Center
WHEN: Fri & Sat, Nov 17-18 @ 7:30 pm
COST:   $24 - $31

Remember the 1992 movie where Whoopi Goldberg pretends she's a nun while in protective custody? This musical was inspired by that show. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she’s thrown into protective custody in the one place she’d never be spotted—a convent! Her loud, abrasive nature doesn’t mesh well with the rigid, uptight nuns, but that won’t stop her from breathing new life into the church and, in the process, blowing her cover. This is the final weekend so get your tickets now. LEARN MORE

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Allan Conner

WHAT: The Allan Conner Show
WHERE: Irving Arts Center
WHEN: Fri, Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm
COST:   $26.50

Allan has performed with The Beach Boys, Glen Campbell, The Smothers Brothers, Wayne Newton and countless others.  He's truly one of the most accomplished and versatile performers in the industry. And you get to see him, right here in Irving.  LEARN MORE

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Natural Change

WHAT: A Night of Jazz
WHERE: Irving Arts Center
WHEN: Sat, Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm
COST:   $20 - $25

The Irving Black Arts Council wants to fill your spirit and help you kick off the holiday season with An Evening of Jazz. The great friendship of the band members of Natural Change has grown over the years, bonded by their love for God and music.  It's that bond you hear in their smooth flowing sound. Hurry, tickets are going fast.  LEARN MORE

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Joaquin Melo

WHAT:  Joaquin Melo, Flute
WHERE: Irving Arts Center
WHEN: Sat, Nov 18 @ 8 pm
COST:   $16.50 - $46.50

The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra will continue with its fall performance of our 2017-18 Season, “Vienna, City of Music!” This performance will feature an appearance by a truly remarkable flutist, Joaquin Melo, performing the Mozart Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major. Known for his mesmerizing, explosive, and intelligent performances, it’s a performance you won’t want to miss! LEARN MORE

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WHAT: The Silvertones
WHERE: Texas Musicians Museum
WHEN: Fri, Nov 17 at 8 pm
COST:   Call for pricing

The Silvertones are a local favorite who always rock the house inside the Texas Music Lobby and outside in the Texas Music Garden. LEARN MORE

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WHAT:  Rob Dixon
WHERE: Southern Junction
WHEN: Fri & Sat, Nov 17 & 18 at 7:30 pm
COST:    See below

Have you had a chance to stop by Southern Junction?  They serve some of the best steaks in town with live music Wed-Sun.  You can either cook your own steaks or they can cook it for you.  Cover is 21 and up $8.00 (after 8:30pm); 18-20 $15.00 (before 8:30pm); 18-20 $20.00 (after 8:30pm), but be sure to call and make a reservation if you're coming for dinner, otherwise get yer dancin' boots on and scoot on down. LEARN MORE

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WHAT: Darrell Goldman
WHERE: The Ranch at Las Colinas
WHEN: Sat, Nov 18 at 8 pm
COST:   No cover

Although Darrell performs all over Texas, he drops by Irving from time to time.  There are several glimmers of brilliance in Darrell's music, which peek into the love he's thought about for many, many years.  Darrell is leaving his own imprint on Country music. LEARN MORE

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WHAT: More Live Music
WHERE: OUTLAW Tap Room
WHEN: Sat, Nov 18 from 6 - 9 pm
COST:   No cover

OUTLAW Taproom, which features Texas beers, wine and craft cocktails on tap, has this cozy covered outdoor patio with heated ceilings for the cold weather this weekend, plus a larger-than-life rustic fireplace. Hang out with us and enjoy the music.  LEARN MORE

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There's always something to do around here, so be sure to check out the events page of our website.  And don't forget to tag us on your photos around town.  #VisitIrving