Get ready for a SUPER weekend in Irving with so many things to see and do.  Tonight is First Friday Date Night in the Heritage District which offers dining, shopping and live music. So grab your honey and enjoy a pre-Valentine's date night in historic downtown.  This weekend you can catch a live show, join in a Super Bowl party, enjoy cultural events ... with so much going on, there's something for everyone.  Be sure to visit our website at for additional area events.

WHAT: First Friday Date Night
WHERE: Irving Blvd & Main St
WHEN: Fri, Feb 2

Come visit downtown Irving for some old-fashioned hospitality and a diverse offering of great food. These are some of the specials you can find on First Friday Date Night.

  • Free milkshake at Big State Fountain & Grill
  • All-you-can-eat for $29.99 at Villa's Grill Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Dinner and beverage for $16.95 at Glory House Bistro and Catering
  • A fiver will get you into see Orchids Bloom at the Texas Musicians Museum
  • All antique and retail shops will be open late


WHAT: The Gazebo
WHERE: Irving Arts Center
WHEN: Fri-Sat @ 7 pm, Sun @ 2:30 pm
COST: $21 - $28

After his wife falls victim to blackmail, a writer of TV whodunits himself commits a real do-it-yourself murder, silencing the ol’ so-and-so with a six-shooter. The writer and his wife plot to plant the blackmailer’s corpse in their new gazebo’s fresh concrete foundation. Miraculously, he later discovers the body has reappeared on his living room floor. Suddenly cops and gumshoes are on the scene and this writer of crime fiction finds himself on the other side of the typewriter! Love, Laughs and Murderous Fun!


Matthew Middleton
WHAT:  Matthew Middleton
WHERE: Southern Junction
WHEN: Fri-Sat @ 8:30 pm
COST: $8-$20

If you've never been to Southern Junction, you should try it.  It's just a hop, skip and two-step away from downtown Irving.  The steaks are to die for and you'll never have to worry about yours being too rare or too well done, because you cook the steaks yourself.  Come for the food, stay for the live music and dancing. 


Justin Mason
WHAT: Justin Mason
WHERE: The Ranch
WHEN: Fri @ 9 pm
COST: No Cover Charge

Justin was born and raised in North Texas.  Growing up listening to a variety of genres, he bought his first guitar at age 7. It wasn’t until much later that he decided to take his talents and musical abilities to the stage. Releasing his first EP in 2015, Justin hasn't looked back since.


Mask On Masquerade
WHAT: Mask On Masquerade
WHERE: Avocado Lounge
WHEN: Sat, 8 pm - 12 am
COST: $36.50

Come to the ultimate Mardi Gras Celebration 2018!!!  Avocado Lounge is combining their Dallas Swag with the flavor of New Orleans. Taste your Cajun food favorites, sip New Orleans' famous cocktails, enjoy prizes and giveaways with traditional bead throwing and second line parade style partying. There will also be a Big Freedia the Queen Diva bounce hour!!! 


Covert Blues Band
WHAT: Covert Blues Band
WHERE: Texas Musicians Museum
WHEN: Sat, 8 - 11 pm
COST: Min $7 donation

Enjoy an eclectic mix of Texas blues and southern blues by the Covert Blues Band. Featuring Linda Riggi, John Beckman, Ron Havelaar and Skip Vribes. Did you know that you can reserve a table or seats?  Just call 972-259-4444.


WHAT: Faron Lee Gilbert
WHERE: The Ranch
WHEN: Sat @ 8 pm
COST: No Cover Charge

Watching Faron Lee on stage is not like watching a generic acoustic show.  He plays all genres, uses loop technology to create a multi-layered accompaniment, and puts a personal spin on all of your favorite songs.  He is truly a one man band.  His 23-year career has graciously landed him here at The Ranch every Saturday night.  So do yourself a favor and check him out.  You’ll be delighted by his music and the food. 


WHAT: Super Bowl Experience
WHERE: Southern Junction
WHEN: Sun, 12 noon - 10 pm
COST: No Cover Charge

Doors open at noon.  No cover, but please make reservations.

  • DJ music
  • $15 domestic buckets
  • $3 mimosa, bloody mary, or screwdriver
  • $20 party buffet (wings, nachos, chips, cheese sticks, mini corn dogs, etc..)
  • Super Bowl Squares
  • 24ft HD TV Screen


WHAT: Super Bowl LII Happy Hour
WHERE: Thirsty Lion
WHEN: Sun, 12 noon - 10 pm
COST: No Cover Charge

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill has you covered for Super Bowl LII. They will be hosting happy hour all day for the New England Patriots v. Philadelphia Eagles matchup.  Happy Hour specials consist of: $1 Off All Draft Beers, $4.95 well drinks, house wine and margaritas as well as a $4.95-$6.95 food menu.


WHAT: Super Feast 2018
WHERE: Champps
WHEN: Sun @ 5 pm
COST: $30

Come watch the big game in the best seat outside the stadium! Champps' Gameday Buffet will include BYO Mac & Cheese Bar, Texas-style beef brisket, wings, and more of all your football favorites. Call or stop by to visit and reserve your seat in advance!


WHAT: One World, Many Tales
WHERE: Irving Public Library - South
WHEN: Sun, 2 - 3:30 pm
COST: Free

Experience a cultural celebration of children’s literature, music and dance in honor of African American Heritage Month, led by the Dallas Black Dance Theater’s Encore! performance group.