If you like your weekend packed full of adventure with a side of fun, keep on reading. Happy weekend, folks! 

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


Zest Fest produced by Spicy Food Productions 

ZestFest 2016

Location: Irving Convention Center
Price: $11 Fri, $14 Sat & Sun, $8 parking
When: Friday*-Sunday

If you like it spicy, hot and full of flavor, your food that is...then you need to make plans to attend this weekend's Fiery Food Festival at the Irving Convention Center, Zest Fest! Visitors can sample the latest and greatest in “zesty” sauces, salsas, recipes and remedies. 

Visit www.ZestFest.net for the full schedule of events. Tickets are currently on sale, and can be purchased on the website or by visiting the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas box office during show hours. Price of admission covers all exhibits, competitions, and entertainment, and children under 10 are admitted free with a paid adult ticket. Learn More

Schedule of Events: 
Friday: 1-6 p.m.
7 - 11 p.m. - Fiery Food Challenge Awards Dinner
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
6:00 - 8:00 Dinner at ZestFest: Eddie Deens Roasted Pig Dinner (separate ticket required)
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Parking FYI: They're expecting big crowds this weekend and the Convention Center garage will fill up fast. Please note these IMPORTANT PARKING INSTRUCTIONS: Overflow parking is provided at Urban Towers (222 W. Las Colinas Blvd), $8/car, CASH ONLY. FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE PROVIDED, as well as a dedicated lane for pedestrians.


33 Variations

33 Variations

Location: Irving Arts Center
Price: $33
When: Friday & Saturday

Hey, good news! If you missed the great deal last weekend then you can grab it up this weekend. Mainstage has extended their two ticket special for just $33 at this weekend's final shows! Isn't that nice of them? Just my opinion, but this show would make an awesome date night. Come on down the Irving Arts Center for your classical musical fix. Use the promo code 2433 here or over the phone (972-252-2787). Critic Charlie Bowles of The Column writes, "I strongly recommend this as a show to see." Learn More


Texas Musicians Museum - Tribute to "The Day the Music Died"

Buddy Holly

Location: Texas Musicians Museum 
Price: $10-15, plus FREE music every Saturday evening
When: January 26-February 13

I'm a west Texas girl from Lubbock, so each time I hear the name Buddy Holly, my ears perk up. I grew up learning about this guy and listening to his songs. So if you're a lover of music in general, you have to come to the Texas Musicians Museum to check out pieces of history during this tribute. The guys at TMM are doing a rocking job of preserving Texas music history and it's really fun to see.

"The Day the Music Died," will be in tribute to Texans Buddy Holly and Jiles Perry Richardson “The Big Bopper." They'll have an array of incredible items on display including stage clothing, documents, artifacts, images and interviews from the past about that tragic day and the lives and music of these great musicians. The most unusual piece of rock 'n roll history will also be on display - the Big Boppers casket he was buried in after the plane crash. If you're like me, you just said, "WHAT?" I guess if we want to know the full story we'll have to go down there and learn more.

Enjoy live music this Saturday from Hula and the Whodoos with special guest KM Williams and his classic southern blues.  Hula will also perform some cool versions of Buddy Holly and Big Bopper songs in tribute to these legends. Learn More


Social Bike Ride

Bike Ride Irving

Location: Meet at South Irving Library 
Price: Free, bring money for lunch afterwards at Di Rosani's (Irving Blvd and Main St.)
When: Saturday, depart at 10:15 a.m.

The weather this weekend is not your typical January weather. So Bike Irving has plans for you that will get you some sunshine, fresh air and a fun time. Get out of the house for a Social Bike Ride on the South Campion Trail. They'll meet at the South Irving Library at 10 a.m. Then, enjoy a casual paced ride on the trail. No rider left behind! After the ride, join the group for lunch at Di Rosani's (it's pretty new and people are raving about it!) in downtown Irving. Learn More


Family Movie Matinee - Secret of the Wings

Secret of the Wings

Location: Irving Public Library Valley Ranch
Price: Free
When: Saturday, 2-4 p.m.

Grab the kids and get out of the house this Saturday. Come catch a movie at the Irving Public Library at Valley Ranch. All movies are family-friendly and this weekend they'll be showing Secret of the Wings (G). An adorable tale of Tinker Bell, Periwinkle and friends who venture into the winter woods to find the secret of fairy wings.

While you're there be sure to stop in a Java Me Up. I love their drinks and snacks. It's a great place for a Mommy break. You can order your items straight from a window in the library. Not too shabby! Learn More


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