Here comes the weekend . . . and plenty of sunshine to boot!  What better time is there to enjoy the fun festivities around town?  All over the city there’s concerts, food, dancing, shopping, cars, books galore and more!   I know, it’s hard to decide what to do when you want to do it all.  So we’ll help you out.

For more events in Irving and around the area, check the events calendar.


How about some music?


Location: Texas Musicians Museum
Price: Free
When: April 22 & 23, 8 p.m.

Hula & The Whodoos | April 22
A fun-filled acoustic adventure awaits when you cross congas, drums, guitars and four-part harmony with four crazy personalities.  That’s what you’ll find with Hula & The Whodoos. While you’re there, check out the phenomenal Musicians Museum or sample some great food from Tio Carlos at the NEON Armadillo. Learn More

Hippie Stew w/ Jackie Don Loe
Hippie Stew offers acoustic music for the mind, soul and body.  Self-described as “Texas psychedelic folk music,” the band is a TMM staple. Jackie Don Loe is a 20-year veteran of the Dallas guitar scene. Currently writing his column “The Guitar Workshop” for monthly Southwest Blues Magazine, Jackie joins Hippie Stew for some soulful tunes. Learn More


And there will always be dancing

Irving Arts Center

Location: Irving Arts Center
Price: $13.50-$21.50
When: April 22 and 23, 8:00 p.m.

Selections for Spring, Momentum Dance Co.
Momentum Dance Company presents its Gala Evening of Dance with a repertoire show featuring a variety of dance styles.  With new choreography, guests include Texas Ballet Theater Student Ensemble, Contemporary Dance/ Ft. Worth, and a special performance by Michele Gifford and Shea Johnson. From classical to contemporary to modern, this program has something for every dance enthusiast.  Learn More


Did someone say shopping?

Deep Irving Market Day

Location: Heritage Crossing District, Main Street & Irving Blvd.
Price: Free
When: April 23, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Deep Irving Market Day
Imagine booths laden with treasures lining the streets, smells of local cuisine dance around every corner, and sounds of faraway music drift into the evening. There are too many vendors this year to list them all, so come on down and browse the streets.  There’s a Classic Car Cruise-In at Big State Fountain and Grill, an Arbor Day Celebration at nearby Heritage Park with tree experts, tree climbing demonstrations and a snake show, and among other delicacies, award-winning Chef Gruch will serve up some amazing Texas BBQ.  Learn More


Books and Authors and Teens, oh my!

North Texas Teen Book Festival
Location: Irving Convention Center
Price: Free
When: April 23, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The wait is finally over.  The NTTB Festival is an epic day to look through rows and rows of teen books for sale, have your book signed by the author, listen to a panel of authors with a question and answer period, and more.  It’s best to plan your day ahead with the Plan Your Visit tab on their website.  So book it on down here, you’ll be glad you did. Learn More


And More...

  • Coffee With a Cop – April 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. | Outta the Oven, 7979 N. MacArthur
  • Crop Til U Drop Scrapbooking – April 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. | Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St.  Cost is $7 for ½ day or $100 for full day. Learn More
  • Family Movie Matinee – April 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail.  Movies are rated G or PG.  All ages are welcome. Learn More
  • Teen Jam – April 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. | Lively Pointe Youth Center, 909 N. O’Connor Road.  Open to Irving ISD middle and high school students. Free Learn More

For more events in Irving and around the area, check the events calendar.