Round up your family and friends for a weekend full of fun here in Irving, Texas.  To help you with some exciting things to talk about at the water cooler on Monday, I have listed several weekend activities for you below.  As always, you can find even more events on our website at IrvingTexas.com.

LET'S START WITH LIVE MUSIC

WHERE: Southern Junction
WHEN: Fri & Sat @ 8:30 pm
COST: $8 - $20

Rock-n-Tonk! That's how I'd describe this band.  Brian Lynn Jones and the Misfit Cowboys perform all forms of American roots music, such as country, rock-n-roll, blues and classic rock just to name a few. Grab your friends, grab a steak and some brew, and Rock-n-Tonk the night away!  LEARN MORE

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Rae Marks
WHERE: The Ranch
WHEN: Fri & Sat @ 8:30 pm
COST: No Cover

I love the story of Rae Marks beginning her career by belting out show tunes into a vacuum cleaner hose at 3-years-old. Haven't we all done that? Fortunately, she's moved on to performing some great rock music right here at The Porch, inside this wonderful farm-to-fork restaurant called The Ranch. LEARN MORE

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Rain
WHERE:  The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
WHEN: Fri @ 8:00 pm
COST: $35 - $75

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, oh the memories! Rain brings this historic album to life in a psychedelic multimedia spectacular.  And if you don't have first-hand memories of The Beatles, it's okay, you're in for a treat while you wonder how your parents ever kept this mind-blowing music a secret from you. LEARN MORE

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Shinyribs
WHERE:  Big Beat Dallas
WHEN: Fri @ 10:30 pm
COST: $12.50

What kind of music would you expect from a band called Shinyribs?  The best in country-soul, swamp-funk and tickle, of course.  All styles of American music are likely to be touched on, squeezed on, kissed on by this world-class band.  You just have to come down and hear them.  LEARN MORE

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4 EVER YOUNG

WHERE:  Heritage Senior Center
WHEN: Fri @ 7 pm
COST:  Free

Irving’s annual concert series showcases live music performances by bands from across the state. Normally they're held at the open air Whistlestop Plaza, but tonight it's being held at the Heritage Senior Center due to weather concerns.  Bring the whole family, parking and admission are free.  LEARN MORE

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WHO: Scarlet Rose
WHERE:  Texas Musicians Museum
WHEN: Fri @ 8 pm.  
COST:  Call for pricing

Scarlet Rose is a tribute band to the music of the Grateful Dead.  They're going to play two full sets. Special guest is Jason Neurohr - guitar/mandolin/vocals. Call 972-259-4444 for more info or to purchase your tickets.

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WHO: BLUES! with Zac Harmon
WHERE:  Big Beat Dallas
WHEN: Sat @ 10:30 pm
COST:  $12.50

Zac Harmon is an award-winning guitarist, organist, singer, and songwriter whose distinctive style combines the best of old-school soul-blues artists with modern lyrics and themes that bring the blues into a new century. His new Blind Pig CD, Right Man Right Now, is contemporary music that proves just how alive and relevant the blues is today.

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WHAT: Breakaway Music Festival
WHERE:  The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
WHEN: Sat @ 4 pm
COST:  $30 - $35

The Breakaway Music Festival features a diverse lineup mixing some of the biggest names in hip-hop and EDM, with Lil Dicky, Rich the Kid, Whethan and YFN Lucci heading the bill. The lineup also features Justin Caruso, Niko X Swae, The Lost Boys and more.

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WHO: Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch
WHERE:  Texas Musicians Museum
WHEN: Sat @ 8 pm
COST:  Call for pricing

Get ready to rock when this band takes the stage at the Texas Musicians Museum. Call 972-259-4444 for more info or to purchase your tickets.

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WHO: Graceland Ninjaz
WHERE:  Big Beat Dallas
WHEN: Sun @ 8 pm
COST:  $10.50 after 9 pm

The Ninjaz Take Care of Business like no other. Their explosive music and dynamic stage personas draw audiences in and keep them moving all night long. Transform your evening into an unforgettable, Earth-shaking event.

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LIVE ON STAGE

WHERE:  Irving Arts Center
WHEN: See below
COST:  $12 - $20

The Highlands School presents their annual school musical, Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. This special adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical tells the classic story of Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. Showtimes are 7:30 pm on Friday & Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday.  LEARN MORE

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Gaite Parisienne
WHERE:  Irving Arts Center
WHEN: Fri & Sat @ 7:30 pm
COST:  $25 Students/Seniors; $30 Adults

Ballet Ensemble of Texas will present an evening of classical and contemporary ballets - a journey from purely classical, to neo-classical, to post classical ballet genres, ending with a touch of comedy. From the essence of the imperial palaces of Russia to the Can-Can girls of 19th Century Paris, audience members can expect an exciting excursion through time.  LEARN MORE

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WHAT:  Love Letters from Argentina, Mexico & Brazil
WHERE:  Irving Arts Center
WHEN: Sun @ 3:30 pm
COST:  $20 adults; $15 seniors; $10 students

Come hear the New Philharmonic Orchestra explore sensuous music by four composers - Ginastera, Villa-Lobos, Chavez and Moncoya in this year's "Latino Connections!" concert.

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AND MORE ...

*free for Irving residents only, discounted for non-residents

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So if after all of this, you're still not sure what you want to do this weekend, check out our calendar of area events at irvingtexas.com. Be sure to sort by date.