February is peeking around the corner. Will it see its shadow? Will it offer up love and romance? One thing we know for sure is that February will be full of fun and diverse activities here in Irving to enjoy both in-person and online. Whether you're celebrating Black History Month, President's Day, National Margarita Day, or just life itself, we have a long list of ways to enjoy this shortest month of the year. 


February 2
  • The Irving Public Library system offers a plethora of creative and educational events for children and adults alike, both in-house and on-line, including this adult class on how to create a succulent garden or terrarium, taught by Irving Garden & Arts. Supplies may be picked up at library locations prior to the workshop, while supplies last. This is a free online class and Zoom instructions may be obtained by emailing LibAdmin@CityofIrving.org.


February 4
  • Mercy Bar & Lounge at Toyota Music Factory is a cozy, comfortable place to meet up with friends. They serve over 100 wines by the glass and feature live music on the weekends. Luqman Rashada highlights a broad range of musical styles with some favorites of his own, from 8-10 p.m.  It’s a FREE show so bring a friend, sip some wine, and let them melt your week away.

  • Stay tuned to your local social media channels for the Texas Lottery Plaza's free ONLINE concert at 7:24 p.m. featuring Alex Aguilar.      Facebook logo tiny Image result for instagram logo Twitter logo tiny

  • No need to bring your money to this High Stax Poker table, The Green Gator at Toyota Music Factory offers free Texas Hold 'em games every Thursday. Play for prizes, meet friends, or cheer on your favorite champion. 


February 5
  • The Entertainment Series of Irving presents Dionne at the Irving Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Dionne has an inspirational and dynamic voice with a neo-soulful vibe. The performance will be offered live in-person for a limited capacity, socially-distanced audience. Tickets are $20.
  • Mosey on over to your local honkey-tonk, namely Mama Tried, for a free down-home acoustic guitar show by Alex Aguilar, from 10 p.m. to midnight. 

  • Julia Hatfield takes the stage at Texican Court's Two Mules Cantina for two nights, Feb. 5 & 6. A Texas-born singer/songwriter, Julia was awarded the Texas Regional Radio Awards’ “2018 New Female Vocalist of the Year” and has four top 50 singles. She is a foot-stompin' country gal!

  • It's back to Mercy Bar & Lounge for a uniquely arranged blend of flamenco, pop, rock, and lite jazz. No, those aren't your drink choices, there are too many of those to list here. It's the genre of live music played by Michael Stacy, from 8-10 p.m. The show is free.

  • The Ranch at Las Colinas sources both their fresh ingredients and great musicians from right here in Texas. This Friday, they've corralled Chet Stevens to perform in their Pavilion from 7-10 p.m. Come on down for the food, stay for the music.

  • This is the first Friday of the month and you know what that means? It's First Friday Takeout in downtown Irving, where you can dine in or order dinner online from one of these participating restaurants on Main Street: Big State Fountain GrillDi Rosani's, Villa's GrillSapp Sapp, and Glory House Catering and Bistro (breakfast/lunch) Make it an intimate home date or bring your family and friends. Be sure to ask for their First Friday of the Month special.

  • What better way to start your weekend than sit around the fire with your friends and listen to the sounds of Jackie Darlene at the OUTLAW Taproom - Four Seasons Resort & Club? Jackie's performance is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. This concert is complimentary and open to the public.


February 6
  • Stop by the Las Colinas Farmers Market every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Lamberti's parking lot for some fresh produce, local honey, grass-fed beef, eggs, prepared cuisines, desserts, seasonings, woodcrafters and more. You can even pre-order items and pick them up at the market. CDC recommendations are followed.

  • Are you in the mood for some in-your-face, Texas-style wrestling? From 4 - 6:30 p.m. Southern Junction will be taping the Sweethearts Brawl with WWE HOF Members Mark Henry & GM Teddy Long, plus all the SWE Stars. Tickets are $10-$30.

  • The Irving Black Arts Council and the Irving Arts Center are proud to present the Black History Month Exhibition. The "Artistry & Inspiration" collection features paintings, drawings, photographs and mixed media works by area artists. And University of Dallas graduate student in painting Natalie Lambert presents her "I Love You That Much" collection, which includes drawings and paintings that explore the perception, materiality and communication of skin as form. These collections will run through March 27.

  • Snuggle up around the fire pits at OUTLAW Tap Room, located in the beautiful Four Seasons Resort and Club. Sway to the tunes of Devin Leigh. This performance is complimentary and open to the public.

  • Singer/songwriter Erik Carrizales will perform at Mercy Bar & Lounge from 8-10 p.m. The performance is free and their menu is awesome. 

  • Faron Lee is a favorite performer with the locals and visitors here in Irving. Catch his Saturday performance at The Ranch's Pavilion. Great food and great music, what a winning combination.


February 7
  • Is your dog looking to make new friends? Then head on down to Homegrown Hounds each Sunday from 2-4 p.m. for their free Sunday Funday Doggie Playdate. There are always some pawesome dogs who are looking to have some tail-wagging fun. While you're there, check out their home-cooked dog food and treats. 


February 9
  • Mexican Sugar in Las Colinas is proud to host a Meet and Greet from 6-8 p.m. with Eduardo “Lalo” Gonzales, founder of LALO Tequila and grandson of Don Julio Gonzales—Father of Premium Tequila. Enjoy complimentary tequila tastings and passed appetizers provided by LALO, and hear how Lalo is continuing the legacy of his father and grandfather with a bold new approach to perfecting blanco tequila. 


February 11
  • Corey Breedlove will help you start your weekend at Mercy Bar & Lounge from 8-10 p.m. Born and raised in Dallas, Corey plays a variety of songs on the guitar, including jazz, country, and the blues. Come on down to this free show and get the party started!


February 12
  • Toyota Music Factory is where you want to be on Fridays for some DJ vibes to go with your dinner. DJ KJ scratches down at Green Gator from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.  Or reserve your seat at Reservoir for music with DJ Nana, starting at 10 p.m.  For more beats and eats, visit Blaze Brazilian Steakhouse with DJ Tommy Blaze on the patio on Fridays from 6 p.m. to close or Saturdays from 7 p.m. to close.

  • Saxophonist Ner de Leon delivers new excitement and passion with his music at Mercy Bar & Lounge from 8-10 p.m. What better way to start your Valentine's vibes than with romantic sounds of the saxophone?

  • Kenna Danielle will perform on the Two Mules Cantina patio at the Texican Court hotel. Kenna's sound fuses blues, soul and down-home country, creating a delivery that is uniquely her own. There's no cover charge, just sit back, grab a bite, take a sip, and enjoy!

  • Several restaurants are offering Valentine's dinner specials from Feb. 12-14. Check out what LAW Restaurant at the Four Seasons and Via Real have to offer. 

  • Singer/songwriter Joshua Ingram's original music is a blend of rock, blues, jazz, and even country. He'll give a free performance at The Ranch at Las Colinas from 7-10 p.m.

  • Jordon Robert Kirk's songs are a collection of stories with a scrappy attitude and outlook on country music, cowboy culture, and a rural lifestyle. Catch Jordon at Mama Tried starting at 10 p.m. Doors open earlier, so come in and grab a bite to eat before the free show starts.

  • Visit the OUTLAW Taproom for some great food, hand-crafted cocktails, and live music featuring Jon Davis from 4-7 p.m. This concert is complimentary and open to the public.


February 13
  • Local favorite, Faron Gilbert, performs at Two Mules Cantina at the Texican Court hotel from 7-10 p.m. You will thoroughly enjoy this free show, as well as dinner and drinks out on the patio.

  • Mercy Bar & Lounge is serious about their vast wine collection and great food, and they are seriously bringing you some Celtic music with teacher and instrumentalist Keyreel Raskolenko, a guest of the great musician Ben Katzen. This is a free show from 8-10 p.m. and one not to miss.

  • Chet Stevens returns to Irving to perform in the Pavilion at The Ranch at Las Colinas from 7-10 p.m. Come on down, invite your friends, sit by the fire, and enjoy some great music.

  • New to the Irving music scene, Matt Brooks will be performing his Country/Classic Rock/Blues/R&B songs at Mama Tried starting at 10:00 p.m. Doors open earlier so pop in for a bite to eat before the free concert begins.

  • Take your Love on the Run with Irving Marathon's 5K/10K virtual run. The proceeds from Irving Marathon Running Series help to fight childhood obesity. Unfortunately, as of Friday, Feb. 12, only the Virtual Race is taking place. Please click here for additional information on the Virtual Love on the Run race through February 28. It's a great way to practice wellness, and a healthy lifestyle while promoting the fight against childhood obesity. 

  • If you've never visited the Four Seasons Resort and Club, you're missing out on a beautiful experience. At their OUTLAW Taproom, Madeline Enna will be performing from 4-7 p.m. Check it out. The concert is complimentary and is open to the public.

February 14
  • Several restaurants are offering Valentine's dinner specials on Valentine's Day only. Check out this Valentine's blog for some great ideas.

  • Sundays at the Symphony continue with New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving’s Valentine’s Day Concert from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. The performance will be offered live in-person for a limited capacity, socially distanced audience, and also available as a livestream. Tickets are just $10, and thanks to the Irving Hispanic Chamber, first responders (police, fire, healthcare) get in free.

  • Before you leave for Valentine's Dinner, you should drop by and catch JD Monson at the OUTLAW Taproom at the Four Seasons Resort and Club. He'll be performing from 4-7 p.m. Or better yet, listen to JD, and then dine at their LAW Restaurant for a Valentine's treat she'll never forget.


February 18 
  • Michael Stacy returns to Mercy Bar & Lounge from 8-10 p.m. for more flamenco, pop, rock, and lite jazz blended with a glass of chardonnay, or make that pinot grigio, or maybe 2017 Bodegas Mureda Sauvignon Blanc 11. Their selection is wide and the food is amazing.

  • Wrongway Jackson is the right way to spend your evening at Mama Tried in the Toyota Music Factory, Irving's premier restaurant and entertainment complex. Drop by before the free show at 10 p.m. and fill up on some great food and libations.


February 19
  • It's Mercy Bar & Lounge again for some classic piano and comedy. Thiago Nascimento is a seasoned classical pianist known for infusing comedy and theatricality into his oft-improvised performances. This free show is from 8-10 p.m.

  • New to the Irving live music scene, but not new to performing, Beth Diltz will treat you to a free concert at the OUTLAW Taproom at the Four Seasons Resort and Club from 4-7 p.m. Open to the public.

  • The Irving Black Arts Council and the Irving Arts Center are proud to present the Black History Month Exhibition, with the addition of the City of Hope: Resurrection City & The 1968 Poor People’s Campaign collection of posters toured by The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). This historic exhibition commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daring vision to end poverty in the United States. This collection will be on display through April 30, 2021.

  • For some kickin' Country, Classic Rock, and one heck of a good time, saddle up and visit the Jack Cryver Band. They'll be performing at Two Mules Cantina at the Texican Court Hotel from 7-10 p.m. 

  • Darrell Goldman returns to The Ranch at Las Colinas for some good ol' down-home Country music, which pairs well with their down-home country cooking. Darrell performs from 7-10 p.m. No cover charge.

  • Mama Tried is not the place to go for a quiet conversation, it's a rompin' stompin' evening full of great music and good food. Enjoy the sounds of the Squeezebox Bandits starting at 10 p.m.


February 20
  • Celebrate Beethoven's birthday at the Irving Arts Center with the Las Colinas Symphony with guest conductor, Juan Carlos Lomónaco. He'll lead guest violinist, Madeline Adkins in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor. Rounding out the evening, the LCSO will present Beethoven's Coriolan Overture, Schumann's Overture, Scherzo and Finale, and Prokofiev's Classical Symphony. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert is from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $16.50 - $36.50+.
  • Jessica McVey brings her music back to The Ranch at Las Colinas for a free concert from 7-10 p.m. Warm up by the fire and warm your soul with some great food and great music.
  • The OUTLAW Taproom at Four Seasons Resort and Club welcomes Tom Loris from 4-7 p.m. The performance is complimentary and open to the public. 
  • Tommy Luke is another newcomer to the Irving live music scene. He'll be performing at Mama Tried starting at 10 p.m. The concert is free and the food is good, combine that with great music and you've got yourself a night on the town!


February 21
  • Every third Sunday of the month, Reservoir treats you to their Fly Queens Brunch from 1-4 p.m. Hosted by Liquor Mini & Kandy Aisle, there's local talent and a Queen from around the country who will delight you with a drag show and fun experiences! Brunch specials are available too.

  • Are you athletes ready for the Winter Axe Games? Then get your axe down to Stumpy's Hatchet House at high noon where groups of four or more will compete in four winter themed games, spending 30 minutes playing each game. Start practicing now for Ski Knuckle Huck, Slalom Run, Super Pipe and Cross Country Ski. For $39.99 per person, it's going to be an afternoon of white-knuckle fun!


February 22-23


February 25
  • State Fair Records artist singer/songwriter Jade Nickol controls the mic with her controversial writing and distinctive tone, kind of like Joni Mitchell and Stevie Nicks. She will be performing at Mercy Bar & Lounge from 7-10 p.m.


February 26
  • Texas singer-songwriter, and TRRMA female vocalist of the year nominee, Jenni Dale Lord will be stopping by from 7-10 p.m. for two nights, Feb. 26 and 27, to play the Texican Court Hotel's Two Mules Cantina patio. Don't miss it!

  • Mercy Bar & Lounge welcomes back Luqman Rashada for a free show from 8-10 p.m. Warning: His groove is contagious and will leave you tapping your feet with a smile on your face.

  • Faron Lee appears at The Ranch for another set of great music. The concert is free, from 7-10 p.m. You just have to come and hear Faron for yourself. Tell them a friend sent ya!

  • Singer/songwriter Joshua Ingram's original music is a blend of rock, blues, jazz, and even country. His complimentary concert is from 4-7 p.m. at the OUTLAW Taproom at the beautiful Four Seasons Resort and Club.

  • Mama tried to tell you how to behave, but at Mama Tried, that goes out the window. Enjoy an evening full of music, food, drinks and dance while you listen to Ransom Rhodes at 10:00 p.m. The concert is free!


February 27
  • The Irving Arts Center and Irving Symphony Orchestra invite you to watch their livestreamed Orchestra Showcase featuring Ordabek Duissen from 7:30-9:30 p.m. For a truly “Romantic” evening with the enchanting music that evokes the tale of “A Thousand and One Nights”, this is one of the most impressive musical scores in musical history--an epic event indeed! Tickets are $25.

  • North Texas, singer-songwriter Rahim Quazi performs with a classic sense of pop construction including piano, guitar, and polished melodies with ’60s AM rock tendencies. He will be performing at Mercy Bar & Lounge from 8-10 p.m. for a free show. You gotta check him out!

  • The Ginger Man is excited to bring back their annual Texas Independence Day Chili Cook-off, benefitting Epic Animal Rescue. Taste and vote for the best chili of the day, meet adoptable dogs and bid on live auction items.

  • Top o' the mornin' to ya this fine Saturday. The Sheraton DFW Airport personally invites you to attend the Texas State Championships & Feis and Cowtown Feis. What is a Feis now, your askin'? It's a traditional Gaelic arts and culture festival with Irish dance competitions, traditional music and a wee bit o' Irish culture thrown in. Hosted by McTeggart North Texas Feiseanna, this event is free and open to the public. Sláinte!


Other venues across town offer live music on the weekends, including Mama TriedThe Ranch, OUTLAW Taproom, and Nosh & Bottle. Check their listing page often for an updated list of upcoming performers. Just click the link above and scroll down to "Events."