Hop on over to Irving, Texas because we have a basketful of things to do this weekend. If you haven't secured your Easter plans yet, we can help. If you want to let loose and shake your bunny tail to live music, we can help with that too. And now with all the Big Beat Dallas grand opening events, it's going to be egg-stra hard to choose. Well, we can help you with it all.

KIDD KRADDICK SHOW LIVE

Kidd Kraddick Morning Show
WHERE: Big Beat Dallas
WHEN: Fri, Mar 30 from 6 - 10am
COST: Free

It's the early bird that gets the taco ... or something like that. There are free breakfast tacos and coffee for the first 106 people who come out to watch the show.  J-Si, Kellie, Jenna and Big Al will be there at the Texas Lottery Plaza to welcome you in person. LEARN MORE

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PICNIC IN THE PLAZA

WHERE: Big BeatMusic Factory
WHEN: Fri, Mar 30 from 11am - 2pm
COST: Price of food

It's warm out, there's live music playing, and you have the chance to try out some of the new restaurants at Big Beat and the Music Factory. There'll even be food kiosks, including a Gourmet Grilled Cheese station, Carnita Tacos from the Caja China, and good ol' Texas BBQ at the BBQ Express window. It sounds like the perfect afternoon.  LEARN MORE

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RUTHIE FOSTER

Ruthie Foster
WHERE: Big Beat Dallas
WHEN: Fri, Mar 30 @ 10pm
COST: $12.50 after 9pm

Nominated this year for both the 'Traditional Blues Female Artist' and Koko Taylor Awards, Ruthie Foster has been described by Rolling Stone as "pure magic to watch and hear." She just completed her latest project - Joy Comes Back - where she sings about her personal love and loss. Ruthie's vocal talent is influenced by great performers like Mavis Staples and Aretha Franklin, which is evident in the show she performs for her audience. Must be 21 & over to enter Big Beat after 8 p.m.  LEARN MORE 

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BIG IN VEGAS

WHERE: Southern Junction
WHEN: Fri, Mar 30 @ 8:30pm
COST: $8 - $20

Mosey on down to Southern Junction for some of the best steaks in town, and you can cook them yourself. Big In Vegas is a great traditional country dance band, which works out well because Southern Junction has a huge dance floor.  And if you stop by on Thursdays, you can learn to dance for free. LEARN MORE

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KC & THE WOOLY BOOGERS

KC & The Woolie Boogers

WHERE: Texas Musicians Museum
WHEN: Fri, Mar 30 @ 8pm
COST: Call for pricing (972) 259-4444

Enjoy some hearty Texas music with Kelly Cutler, Alan Wooley, Ron Gulley, Joe Degelia and Kenny BIG HEAD Chavez.  While you're there, you should check out the museum.  It's one of a kind. LEARN MORE

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LOOKING FOR EASTER ACTIVITIES?

Easter Eggs
FRIDAY @ 2pm -

Big Beat is hosting an ADULT EASTER EGG HUNT.  Eggs are filled free food coupons or gift card giveaways.  Free. You have to look hard because there's only 15.

FRIDAY FROM 10am TO 8pm -

Have your PICTURE TAKEN with the Easter Bunny at Irving Mall.  Free.

Saturday from 9am to 1pm -

MEET THE EASTER BUNNY at Big Beat Dallas.  They have free candy for children and pictures in front of the Big Beat Dallas backdrop.

Saturday from 10am to 1pm -

Mustang Park is partnering with Irving Bible Church this year for a complete COMMUNITY EGGS-PERIENCE at the park! The Easter Bunny will be there, as well as face painters, balloon artists, a petting zoo, bounce houses, entertainment on the IBC stage and a helicopter egg drop! Food will be provided by In-N-Out Burger. Free admission.

Saturday from 10am to 8pm -

Have your PICTURE TAKEN with the Easter Bunny at Irving Mall.  Free.

Saturday @ 11am -

There's an EASTER EGG EGGSTRAVAGANZA at Four Seasons Resort and Club. Egg hunts will begin at different times for different ages.  Included in the price is a mimosa bar and brunch pastries, pictures with the Easter Bunny, cookie decorating and crafts. $20 per child.

Saturday from 2:30 to 3:30pm -

Children of all ages will enjoy this FUNNY BUNNY SHOW with puppets and surprises down at the West Library.  And then they can search for eggs hidden in the library.  Free.

Sunday - Worship at 10:30am, Egg Hunt at noon -

Three Irving churches will join together at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory for the largest, most family-friendly EASTER CELEBRATION in the city of Irving!  Hear from NFL's Raghib "Rocket" Ismail, worship with 3 great church bands, and children up to 5th grade can hunt 50,000 Easter Eggs! Free.

And if you still haven't booked your Easter Brunch, check out these places.

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I WANT MORE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!

Witness for the Prosecution

IRVING ARTS CENTER

Witness for the Prosecution returns on stage for its final weekend on Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm.  I'm not even sure there are any tickets left so call quickly to book your seats. (972) 252-2787.

2nd Dallas Korean Traditional Music Festival is here for one day only on Sunday at 6:30pm. $50 - $100.

Art with a Heart, Empower & Excel features acclaimed Indian Classical Dancer Aarthy Sundar and Speed Painter Vilas Nayak on Sunday at 4pm. $25 - $75

 

BIG BEAT DALLAS

Joe Ely Band performs on Saturday at 10pm. $12.50. 21 and older only after 8pm.

Nikki Hill performs on Sunday at 8pm. Free before 9pm, $12.50 after. 21 and older only after 8pm.

 

TEXAS MUSICIANS MUSEUM

The Stratoblasters: Texas' Own Guitar Heroes perform on Saturday at 8pm.  Call for pricing.  (972) 259-4444.

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Do you know there's even more things to do around town?  Check out our calendar of events at www.irvingtexas.com.