Whether the weather is sunny, or whether the weather is wet, there's fun all around with this list that I've found, so plan for your best weekend yet. Okay, so I'm not a poet. But I do know that Irving is a great place to be on the weekends. Here I present to you my top three favorite, but if you visit our website, you can find a calendar full of area activities.

#1 TYLER KINCHEN AND THE RIGHT PIECES

WHERE: Whistlestop Plaza, 123 W. Irving Blvd. 75060
WHEN: Fri, Apr 20 @ 7 pm
COST: Free

Irving's Concert Series brings you this R&B/Funk band with New Orleans' charisma. Besides getting out and enjoying these cool evenings, you can bring the whole family to this outdoor concert. And did I mention it's free? You can have dinner downtown, enjoy the food trucks, or even bring your own cooler. Irving has a small town vibe with a big sound. LEARN MORE

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#2 NORTH TEXAS TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL

WHERE: Irving Convention Center
WHEN: Sat, Apr 21 @ 8 am
COST: Free, Parking is $8

Some parents could argue that your child needs you more during their toddler or infant years, but in reality, they need you all throughout their lives. That's especially true for their teen years. Take your teen to the Irving Convention Center for this annual jewel of an event. When teens open their eyes to reading, they journey far into other worlds. Meet with the authors who create those worlds, purchase the best selling teen books right there at the book festival, or hang out with friends and see what they're reading. Don't miss it.  LEARN MORE

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#3 COLORFUL REFLECTIONS ON THE VETERANS MEMORIAL WINDOW

Veteran's Memorial Window
WHERE: Irving Arts Center
WHEN: Sun, Apr 22 @ 2:30 pm
COST: Free

Irving is so very blessed to have an Arts Center that offers such a variety of media. Teri Van Dorston, acting director of the Veterans Memorial Commission and Building, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will give a gallery talk this Sunday on “Grant Wood: Colorful Reflections on the Veterans Memorial Window.” The talk is presented in conjunction with prints and works on paper by American painter, Grant Wood (American Gothic) including 19 lithographs he created during the Great Depression.  LEARN MORE

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I was going to write another poem on how this is such a wonderful time to live and work in Irving, but I think you'd be better off experiencing it for yourself. For a list of experiences, go to our website at www.irvingtexas.com