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.

 

LIVE MUSIC

 

Who: Bnois King Band
Where: Texas Lottery Plaza
When: Fri, Aug 3 @ 6:30 & 10:30 pm
Cost: Free

When words like "legendary," "world-performer," and "jazz-inflicted" are used in a sentence, you can be sure they're talking about Bnois King. Based here in the area, King makes a stop at the Texas Lottery Plaza at Toyota Music Factory for two free performances: 6:30 - 8 pm and 10:30 - 11:30 pm. If you were lucky enough to score tickets to Erasure's World Be Gone Tour at The Pavilion, then you can warm up with King before or continue the party after the concert. Be sure to try out one of the Toyota Music Factory restaurants too! LEARN MORE 

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Strangle Love

Who: Strangle Love
Where: Texas Lottery Plaza
When: Sat, Aug 4 @ 6:30 & 10:30 pm
Cost: Free

Strangle Love will perform at the Texas Lottery Plaza at Toyota Music Factory for two free shows: 6:30 - 8 pm and 10:30 - 11:30 pm. If you are going to see Coheed and Cambria with Taking Back Sunday at The Pavilion, then you can warm up with Strangle Love before or continue the party after the concert. Be sure to try out one of the Toyota Music Factory restaurants too! LEARN MORE 

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MORE LIVE MUSIC:

Aug 3 @ 8:30 pm at The Ranch - Tristan Inman is a high-energy country music band. Listen to them outdoors on The Porch.

Aug 3 @ 10 pm - 2 am at Bar Louie - Jake Odin and the Marching Band is an all original blues funk band.

Aug 4 @ 6 - 9 pm at the OUTLAW Taproom - Mosey on out to the outdoor covered patio for some signature bites, drinks and fireside s'mores from the bar menu as you listen to live music.

Aug 4 @ 8:30 pm at The Ranch - Faron Lee Gilbert plays your favorite songs with a twist. 

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SPORTS

 

What: Teen Basketball
Where: Georgia Farrow Rec Ctr
When: Fri, Aug 3 @ 10 am - noon
Cost: Free

If your children, ages 11-17, like competitive basketball, but they could use a little guidance and practice, then sign them up for this event. They will cover various techniques to enhance their skills, as well as learn lessons in teamwork. Medals will be awarded to the winners.  Don't worry about skill because all levels of play are welcome. LEARN MORE

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What: Toddler Time
Where: Sky Zone Trampoline Park
When: Sat, Aug 4@ 10 - 11:30 am
Cost: $8 - $12

Toddler Time is an exclusive area for toddlers and parents to laugh and play and discover the joy of jumping. It's big fun for your little one! Max age is 5 yrs. LEARN MORE

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What: Poolside Teen Jam
Where: West Irving Aquatic Center
When: Sat, Aug 4 @ 7 - 11 pm
Cost: Free

Middle and high school students are invited to create fun memories with friends at Poolside Teen Jam. Hosted by Lively Pointe Youth Center, the Teen Jam combines music, food, friends and water into a party atmosphere. Admission is free for students with a valid IPAR card or school ID. LEARN MORE

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MOVIES

 

What: Dive In Movie Night
Where: Cimarron Park Rec Ctr
When: Fri, Aug 3 @ 8 - 10 pm
Cost: Free

The entire family will have fun swimming and watching a movie. Due to limited space, this event is open to the first 200 guests who register in advance at the Cimarron Park Recreation Center.  Concessions will be for sale. LEARN MORE

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What: Pix on the Plaza presents Toy Story 3
Where: Texas Lottery Plaza
When: Sun, Aug 5 @ 6:30 pm
Cost: Free

The entire family (including leashed dogs) are welcome to the Plaza every Sunday at 6:30 pm for fun & games followed by a free special feature presentation from Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Dallas/Fort Worth (Las Colinas) on the Texas Lottery Plaza. Round up your friends and family, bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the show!

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MORE MOVIES:

In addition to the regular current movies list, Alamo Drafthouse at the Toyota Music Factory offers previously run favorites that we would all love to see played on the big screen again.  Make a party out of it, or pair the movie with themed foods.  You can't go wrong with these.

 Aug 3 @ 10 am - Despicable Me (2010) PG

Aug 4 @ 10 am - Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (TV Series)

Aug 4 @ 11:05 am - Bend It Like Beckham (2002) PG-13

Aug 5 @ 10 am - Despicable Me (2010) PG

Aug 5 @ 4:30 pm - Field of Dreams (1989) PG

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And there's more!  The Irving Public Library system has put together a plethora of summer fun. And there's George Washington Slept Here at the Irving Arts Center and the Heritage House tours, and more. They're all listed in the Events section of our website.  Have fun y'all!