Gather around boys and ghouls and I'll tell you a spooktacular story about what's going on in Irving this weekend.  Don't look behind you or you'll miss out on these fun activities.  There are Zombies and Dogs and Cats, oh my!  You'll think you forgot your head after having so much fun this weekend!  


Halloween Zombie Jam

What:  Mixer for Students in Grades 6 through 12.
When:  Saturday, October 22 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where:  Lively Pointe Youth Center, 909 N. O'Connor Road 75061
Cost:  Free

Shuffle on in for an evening of ghostly fun.  Take on zombies in the laser tag arena, create your own creepy culinary treat, enjoy music and more!  Complimentary food and soda will be served.  For students in grades 6-12.  Please bring valid IPAR card or school ID.


Voter ID Forum

What:  Voting information session
When:  Saturday, October 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where:  Ben Washington Baptist Church, 3901 Frisco Avenue 75061
Cost:  Free Admission

The BWBC Community Action Ministry in partnership with the Irving-Carrollton NAACP Branch will present a community-wide Voter ID Forum in the General Assembly room in the JRS Educational Building.  A continental breakfast is provided.  Discussion will be on acceptable forms of ID to present at the polling place and an overview of the voting process.


Blessing of the Animals

What:  Hope Fellowship Church presents its annual Blessing of the Animals
When:  Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where:  Irving Animal Care Campus, 4140 Valley View Lane 75038
Cost:  Free, donations accepted

Come on out to the Irving Animal Care Campus as Hope Fellowship Church hosts its annual Blessing of the Animals.  There will be food, music, and a donation drive, so help out if you can or just come by and enjoy the fun!  Monetary donations can be made online at or  Or you can donate cat litter, liquid laundry soap, towels, dog treats, dog & cat toys, or blankets. 


Islamic Art Revival Series: Jason Moriyama

What:  Renowned architect Jason Moriyama will speak about Interfaith Spaces
When:  Saturday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd 75062
Cost:  Free

Mr. Moriyama will present on the topic of "Interfaith Spaces: towards an architecture of understanding." A reception and brief performance by the Ismaili Muslim Youth Choir of Dallas will follow the talk.  Comprised of youth ages 14-25, IMYC-Dallas is led and directed by various conductors who serve in a voluntary capacity under the Aga Khan Council for the Central United States, which is the social governance body of the Ismaili Muslim community. 


Aces in the Hole Casino Night

What:  A Halloween Casino Night to benefit Irving Cares
When:  Saturday, October 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where:  Healthcare Associates of Irving, 1110 Cottonwood Lane 75038
Cost:  $150 Entry Fee for poker, $40 for other games.

Don't be scared to play some Texas Hold'em, blackjack or craps.  Come in costume to this great fundraiser for Irving Cares.  Poker to promptly start at 7:00 p.m. Or try your hand at some Roulette, Blackjack & Craps.  Both games include $1,000 in playing chips, BBQ dinner from Cool River Café, 2 drink tickets and a raffle ticket.  Enjoy the costume contest, magician, tarot reader, door prizes and silent auction. 


Oktoberfest 2016

What:  A night of food and music
When:  Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Where:  University of Dallas, 1845 E. Northgate Drive 75062
Cost:  Free Admission

University of Dallas is hosting its annual Oktoberfest at the Braniff Memorial Tower.  Join them for food and music, dancing and fun. 


Get your music on with . . .


Faron @ The Ranch, 857 W. John Carpenter Freeway on Saturday, October 22, starting at 8:00 p.m.  No cover charge. 

Shotgun Rider @ Cool River Café 75038 on Saturday, October 22, starting at 9:30 p.m.  No cover charge. 

The Ronnies, House Fire Syndrome, F1-11's @ Texas Musicians Museum 222 E. Irving Blvd. 75060 on Saturday, October 22, starting at 8:00 p.m.  No cover charge but donations to the bands are welcome. 

Bugs Henderson Tribute Show - @ Texas Musicians Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd. 75060 on Sunday, October 23, starting at 12:00 noon.  No cover charge but donations to the bands are welcome.  Hear Alyssa Mishea & The Bugscuffle Blues Band, The Rockin Robert T Tomberlin Band, Howard Starling & The Grooveyard Band and more! 

For even more events being held in the area, visit our Events page.