Here in Irving, this weekend is full of events as unique and diverse as twisting a kaleidoscope. Rather than spinning around town trying to figure out what to do, we've put together a line-up of events that is sure to mirror your tastes. Irving is alive with music, it celebrates family-friendly events and even offers individual challenges.  Follow along and see for yourself. 

 

Music That Moves You

Illenium Audience

 
WHO:  Illenium
WHERE:  The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
WHEN: Saturday, November 16 at 7 pm, doors open at 6
COST:  $35 - $45+

 

Nick Miller, better known by his stage name ILLENIUM, has won the hearts of dance music aficionados worldwide through his captivating remixes and enthralling original productions. While there are a myriad of melodic bass producers on the scene, Illenium has distinguished himself with his unrivaled ability to create immersive emotional experiences. Displaying an adeptness for creating aural arrangements that vary in style, beauty, complexity, and emotional depth, Illenium’s impeccable sound design has truly established him as one of the best producers in the game. His stunning records come to life in his live show, incorporating keyboards, drum pads, and cutting-edge lighting and visuals, all of which combine to create an immersive experience.  LEARN MORE


 

WHO:  Josh Ingram, Rachel Stacy
WHERE:  OUTLAW Taproom at The Four Seasons Resort & Spa
WHEN:  5 - 8 pm on Friday and Saturday
COST:  No cover charge

 

Tequila Avion presents musicians and bands every Friday and Saturday evening at the OUTLAW Taproom, where you get an up-close and personal live music experience. Come for the resort ambiance, enjoy craft beers and specialty drinks, then stay for the music.  Josh Ingram performs on Friday and Rachel Stacy performs on Saturday


 

WHO:  DJ Ryan Kelley, DJ GNGR
WHERE:  Texas Lottery Plaza at Toyota Music Factory
WHEN:  10 pm on Friday and Saturday
COST:  No cover charge

 

Toyota Music Factory offers Party on the Plaza! on most concert nights. This free outdoor event keeps the party going and keeps the night alive. Friday features the electric sounds and vibes of DJ Ryan Kelley.  Saturday brings you the infectious beats of DJ GNGR.  Although the tickets are free, you do need one to enter.   


 

WHO:  Ryli Dylan, Faron Lee Gilbert
WHERE:  The Ranch at Las Colinas
WHEN:  8 - 11 pm on Friday and Saturday
COST:  No cover charge

 

The Ranch takes the Farm-to-Fork concept to a whole new level. Their locally-sourced Texas-inspired cuisine translates to always fresh, always delicious and original menus. As a bonus, they also outsource local talent, like Ryli Dylan on Friday, and Faron Lee Gilbert on Saturday.


 

WHO:  Chris Martin
WHERE:  Two Mules Cantina at Texican Court
WHEN:  Saturday, November 16 at 8 - 11 pm 
COST:  No cover charge

 

They named themselves Texican Court because they're proud to offer some of the best Tex-Mex cuisine in Las Colinas. Whether you dine inside or outside, you can always enjoy live music on most weekends.  Two Mules Cantina also features a large fireplace, Southwest decor and specialty Margaritas. They believe in the laid-back attitude of “Make Tacos, Not War."  LEARN MORE


 

WHO:  Brazos Point
WHERE:  Southern Junction
WHEN:  Saturday, November 16 at 8:30 pm

 

Have you been to Southern Junction recently? Come dance along to your favorite country dance numbers this Saturday, covering everything from King George, the Hag to Jon Pardi and Cody Johnson.  It's gonna be a great show!  LEARN MORE


 

WHO:  Joseph Laws
WHERE:   The Ginger Man
WHEN:  Saturday, November 16 at 7 - 10 pm
COST:  No cover charge

 

Have you tried one of the newest spots along Water Street? The Ginger Man offers craft beers you just can't find anywhere else, along with a great menu.  Come by and listen to music along the shore of Lake Carolyn.  Joseph Laws performs your favorite songs from the 60’s to today, covering a wide variety of artists and genres.  LEARN MORE


 

WHO:  Rodney Smith Band
WHERE:  Mama Tried at Toyota Music Factory
WHEN:  Saturday, November 16 at 8 pm - 1 am
COST:  No cover charge

 

West Texas born, Rodney Smith has been playing the DFW/TX/OK area since 2013 with The Rodney Smith Band. After publishing three albums with a forth soon to come, he was recently ranked #1 by Reverbnation.com for local Americana recording artist.  Rodney’s music has many influences including, Honky Tonk, Rock n Roll, British Pop, and Blues all put together with catchy Melodies and hooks that will keep you dancing.   LEARN MORE


 

At The Irving Arts Center

 
WHO:  Gregory Popovich and his Comedy Pet Theater
WHEN:  Friday, November 15 at 9:30 am AND 7:30 pm
COST:  $6 - $7.50

 

Gregory Popovich is a lifelong advocate of animal rights and all pets that perform in his Comedy Pet Theater are rescues from shelters. They serve as furry ambassadors for animals seeking homes. This family show features a unique blend of physical comedy and the juggling skills of former Moscow Circus veteran Gregory Popovich, as well as the extraordinary talents of his entourage of performing pets, acrobats, mimes and contortionists.  Popovich’s entourage consists of more than 30 amazingly talented rescued pets… including house cats, dogs, geese, white doves, parrots, and Diamond the Shetland Pony!  It's a show for all ages.  LEARN MORE


 

 

 
WHO:  Sara Tucker, Soprano - Presented by the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra
WHEN:  Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 pm
COST:  $16.50 - $46.50

 

Praised by Opera News for “impeccable pitch and phrasing,” and by Opera Today for “pure, clear tones,” soprano Sarah Tucker is demanding attention for her captivating vocal timbre and engaging stage presence.  She made her Dallas Opera debut last year as Frasquita in Carmen amidst glowing opening night reviews.  Performing in operas across the country, Sara comes to Irving for a one-night show, featuring Skalkottas-Five Greek Dances; Puccini-Chrysanthemums; Villa-Lobos-Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5; and Dvorak-Serenade in E Major.  LEARN MORE


 

WHO:  RBR Muzik Classical Youth Orchestra Concert
WHEN:  Sunday, November 17 at 7:30 - 9 pm
COST:  $5

 

The RBR Muzik Classical Youth Orchestra is a youth music program uniquely designed to complement the classical education of Great Hearts Irving. Maestro Hank Chang, Conductor.   LEARN MORE


 

More Weekend Fun . . . 

 

Cimarron Park Recreation Center

  • Young Men's Leadership Conference - come out to the first ever YMLC on Saturday from 9 am - 4 pm.  This series of life skills workshops will motivate and empower young men to be successful, as well as provide the necessary tools and life skills to further succeed in life. Free.

 

Lee Park Recreation Center

  • Paint and Take Pottery Painting - enjoy a day of relaxation on Saturday from 11 am - 3 pm while painting various pieces of pottery.  Children ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by a parent.  The pottery is not glazed or fired so the pieces can be taken home the same day.  Prices vary according to size of pottery chosen.

 

 

Irving Public Library at Valley Ranch

  • Family Movie Matinee: Maleficent will be playing on the big screen on Saturday from 2 - 4 pm.  A vengeful fairy places a curse on a newborn princess who may be the only hope for restoring peace to their lands. All ages are welcome. Free.
  • Cinema 13*: X-Men Dark Phoenix will be playing on the big screen on Saturday from 4 - 6 pm.  One of the X-Men is overpowered by an evil force and threatens to destroy the world.  This movie is for ages 13 and above only. No children please. Free.

 

Alamo Drafthouse at Toyota Music Factory

  • Galaxy Quest Movie Party - Visit the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on Saturday at 7 pm for interactive props, a themed drink, and a hilarious, star-studded comedy that gets funnier every time you see it, this Movie Party will make you believe that anything you see on TV can be made real if you just try hard enough. Never give up! Never surrender! Tickets are $13.69 (only a few seats remain).

 

Texas Lottery Plaza at Toyota Music Factory

  • TMF Half Marathon - Join in a 10K & 5K run on Sunday at 10:00 am. The race will benefit the Irving Police Association. All race participants (including 5K and 10K finishers) receive a custom 4″ finisher medal, AMPT Drawstring Bag and Custom Bib. Half Marathoners receive a gender-specific quarter-zip long-sleeve tech shirt. 10K and 5K runners receive a gender-specific tech t-shirt. The Half Marathon, 10K & 5K courses are USATF certified and feature beautiful views of Las Colinas and Campion Trails. Enjoy a mostly flat course with an epic post-race party that you won't want to miss.  Registration is required. Cost is $50 - $60.

 

With many more events not listed here and for additional information, visit our website at www.irvingtexas.com/events.  And while you're out exploring Irving, 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 FacebookTwitter and Instagram to stay in the know.  Enjoy every moment!