Faster than you can shake a Polaroid picture, the weekend will be upon us. When making plans to capture the most fun, you should focus your sights on one of these events below. The list is long so we've included snapshots of the experiences available here in Irving. Grab your family, grab your friends, and frame your weekend around tons of fun!
Two Mules Cantina at the Texican Court by Valencia presents Clayton Gardner from 8 - 11 pm on Friday, September 13. You can enjoy Tex-Mex flavor in both their food and their entertainment. While you're there, ask to take a peek at one of their guest rooms. They'll take you back in time to Route 66 and the roadside motels of a bygone era. Free admission.
FunAsia and HIBA Entertainment in association with the North American Society of Indian Muslims (NASIM) Foundation and the Kindness Abroad Foundation presents revered Indian film director, lyricist and poet Gulzar, performing along with a poet narrator and a group of musicians at the Irving Arts Center at 8 pm on Friday, September 13. Tickets range from $75 - $500.
Dallas-Mexico Casa Guanajuato is a non-profit organization with educational, sports and cultural programs. They present their annual concert event — Ballet Folklorico Mayahuel — accompanied by a Mariachi Trio at the Irving Arts Center at 7:30 pm on Saturday, September 14. Tickets range from $15 - $20.
IRVING CONVENTION CENTER
The City of Irving recognizes that investing in transportation and infrastructure is integral in creating jobs and expanding economic development. Visit the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas and attend the Transportation Investment Summit on Thursday and Friday, September 12 - 13 from 8 am - 5 pm to hear innovative leaders and stakeholders from the transportation and water industries, economic development, and local, state and federal government officials. Tickets are $195 - $25,000. Registration is required.
Visit the Dallas Tattoo Expo and view the best tattoo artists from across the world all in one place at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. Showtimes are Friday: 3 - 10 pm, Saturday: 12 - 10 pm, and Sunday: 12 - 8 pm. Tickets are $15 - $40.
- El Circo Hermano's Delman Para Nuestra Gente Latina (Circus) is visiting the Irving Mall through September 23. Showtimes are at 8 pm on Monday thru Friday, and 5:30 or 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $5 - $30. Use discount code CIRCUSOFF for 40% off (restrictions apply).
- Come to Family Game Night at Irving's Northwest Park Recreation Center from 6 - 9 pm on Friday, September 13 for a bit of friendly competition featuring traditional party games. Admission is free but registration is required by calling (972) 721-2529.
- Irving Parks and Recreation is holding their Night Hike on Campion Trail on Friday, September 13 from 8 - 10 pm. See what animals lurk behind the cloak of darkness. Challenge your skills in spotting signs of animal life. The guided hike is free, but registration is required. Location of hike is revealed upon registration. Some restrictions apply.
- Visit the South Library on Saturday, September 14 from 2 - 3 pm for a Fiesta to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. There'll be festive music from a Mariachi band, as well as face painting, snacks, craft activities, and more! Free admission.
- The Irving Arts Association presents a Workshop in Geometric Forms on Saturday, September 14 from 10 am - 4 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Cost is $35 and registration is required.
- Are you a Texas Tech fan? Then visit Cool River Cafe on Saturday, September 14 at 9:30 pm for a Tech vs Arizona Watch Party. They'll have drink & food specials, including all-day happy hour and their $10 Football Menu.
- Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar, where you can get some of the best fried shrimp and other great Cajun cuisine, is hosting a UTSA vs Army West Point Watch Party on Saturday, September 14 at 2 pm. Food and drink specials will be introduced at the party.
- Outdoor Markets
- Mandalay Canal Street Market at 215 Mandalay Canal 75039 is open Friday: 4 - 9 pm, Saturday: 11 am - 8 pm, and Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm. Shop local artisan creations and sample food-truck fare.
- Irving Mall Farmer's Market is open from 10 am - 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday next to the Sears parking lot facing Belt Line Road.
- The Las Colinas Farmer's Market is located in front of Lamberti's Ristorante and Wine Bar. It's open on Saturday, September 14 from 9 am - 1 pm.
You know I've left out a lot more events, there's just too many to name here. So for those additional events not listed in this blog, visit our website at www.irvingtexas.com/events. While you're out enjoying all that Irving has to offer, be sure to tag us in your posts and stories with #VisitIrving and/or #IrvingRocks. We want to see pictures of you and your friends having fun! And follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay in the know. Enjoy every moment!