Things To Do In Irving

61% Off Boxing or Boot-Camp Classes

S.W.E.A.T. Wellness & Nutrition

Irving

$99 $39

Boot camps can be customized to center on clients' athletic interests; five-time Golden Gloves champ Hector Vazquez leads boxing classes

Up to 75% Off Class from Art of Exotic Dancing

Art of Exotic Dancing

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

Alluring choreography is set to music during supportive, confidence-boosting classes and parties

65% Off Golf Lessons

Metroplex Golf Instruction

Irving

$100 $35

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 88% Off Six-Week Gut Buster Boot Camp

Private Workout

Multiple Locations

$149 $19

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Six-week program of structured cardio resistance-training workouts increases metabolism and muscle mass and burns fat

51% Off BYOB Painting Class at Pintapaint

Pintapaint

Las Colinas

$35 $17

Instructors provide step-by-step guidance as students combine brushstrokes with their favorite wines and snacks

57% Off Dance Lessons from SalsaDallas.com

SalsaDallas.com

Multiple Locations

$113 $49

Salsa-dance lessons held in various locations

55% Off 1 month of crossfit

Crossfit N. Irving

Las Colinas

$132 $59

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

43% Off a 2.5-Hour Painting Party

Bottle & Bottega Plano

Multiple Locations

$35 $20

Patrons drink, paint, and mingle as an experienced artist leads them step-by-step through the creation of their own painting masterpiece

69% Off at Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp

Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$159 $49

Expert female instructors lead one-hour, full-body workouts designed to trim and tone; meal plan includes healthy recipes

Up to 57% Off at Martial Arts Fitness and Fat Loss

West Park American Tae Kwon Do and Family Fitness

Grande Center

$50 $25

Burn fat and tone muscle while learning martial arts techniques; trainer tailors weight-loss regiment for 21-day weight-loss program

Up to 75% Off at The Dallas/Fort Worth Ultimate Women's Expo

The Dallas/Fort Worth Ultimate Women's Expo

Irving Convention Center

$40 $10

Talk-show host Wendy Williams and acress Linda Gray are among the speakers at an expo highlighting new designers and beauty innovations

Dave Tanner Trio – Up to 40% Off Concert

Dave Tanner

Irving Arts Center

$20 $12

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KAAM Radio host Dave Tanner treats audiences to hits like "American Ends In I Can"

70% Off Jay Johnson’s Boot Camp Fitness

Jay Johnson's Boot Camp Fitness

Multiple Locations

$195 $59

Elite athletes lead fitness obstacle courses and games during high-intensity boot-camp workouts favored by professional cheerleaders

52% Off a 5K Running Music Festival from Nocturnal Lands

Nocturnal Lands

Grand Prairie

$60 $29

5K music festival sees participants running to different DJ stages amid interactive light shows and celebrating at a main-stage after party

46% Off Jet-Ski Rental

JT Jet Ski Rental LLC

Grand Prairie

$120 $65

Fly across the waters of Joe Pool Lake on 2014 Seadoo jet skis with life jackets, tutorial, and full tanks of gas provided

50% Off Camping with Canoe or Kayak Rental

Grand Prairie Parks & Rec

Loyd Park

$100 $50

When not paddling on Joe Pool Lake, campers cook on a charcoal grill, build fires, and use the site's electrical outlet and water hook-up

Up to 62% Off Concealed-Handgun-License Course

Shoot Smart

Multiple Locations

$99 $50

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Following a safety briefing, students undergo live-fire exercises and attend onsite classes to help them qualify for a CHL application

Up to 60% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Bushido Martial Arts

Grand Prairie

$125 $55

Sensei draws on more than 25 years of experience to instill self-defense skills based in disciplines such as judo, Jiu Jitsu, and kickboxing

68% Off at Diana's School of Yoga

Diana's School of Yoga

Grand Prairie

$120 $39

During private yoga sessions, instructors lead customers through a yoga session tailored to their own needs and at their own pace

Forum Bowling Lanes – Up to 46% Off

Forum Bowling Lanes

Grand Prairie

$23 $13

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Recently remodeled 60-lane alley lets players bowl in a vintage, 1970s-style atmosphere

Up to 83% Off Classes at RCJ Machado Jiu-Jitsu

RCJ Machado Jiu-jitsu

Multiple Locations

$60 $10

Instructors teach students of all ages self-defense techniques, such as take-downs and submissions, that also boost strength and flexibility

87% Off Classes at Zumba Rocks!

Zumba Rocks!

Multiple Locations

$200 $27

Certified instructor helps guests achieve fitness goals via international dance moves set to high-energy tunes

Up to 80% Off at Diana's School of Yoga

Diana's School of Yoga

Grand Prairie

$125 $29

Variety of yoga and fitness classes—from hot yoga to Pilates—held within a brightly lit studio

51% Off Laps in a Ferrari or Lamborghini

LCA

Lone Star Park

$200 $99

After instruction from the car expert, customers take the wheel of a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder or a Ferrari F430

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 81% Off Personal Training

Body by Brent

Multiple Locations

$200 $69

Trainer designs client-specific routines to help you meet your fitness goals

Up to 71% Off Purse-Making Party from Jacque M 528

Jacque M 528

Euless Village

$200 $75

Go solo or gather with friends to design a clutch, tote, or messenger bag from scratch that will be professionally sewn for you

Up to 68% Off Ice Skating or Skate School

Dr Pepper StarCenters

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Regulation-size rinks at ice centers endorsed by the Dallas Stars host eight-week learn-to-skate school or public-skate admission available

Up to 85% Off Martial-Arts Membership

Grapevine Martial Arts and H-E-B Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$189 $29

The martial-arts schools' owners trained under the founder of the Youn Wha Ryu martial-arts style; a uniform is included with membership

Up to 52% Off Flight Simulation

Fly-A-Sim

DFW Airport

$399 $199

A jet simulator emits realistic sounds and images as pilots practice basic virtual maneuvers such as takeoffs, approaches, and landings

House of Blues Dallas – Up to 51% Off Tribute Show

Toology - A Tribute to TOOL or The Hindenburg Project - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin or Anthem - A Tribute to RUSH or Infinite Journey - The Music of Journey

House of Blues Dallas

$16.33 $8

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Sing along to rock hits at tributes to Tool, Led Zeppelin, Journey, or Rush, part of the Dallas Observer Presents Cocktails & Covers series

Soulja Boy – Up to 39% Off Rap Concert

Soulja Boy

Prophet Bar

$48.93 $30

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Young rapper best known for viral, Grammy-nominated hit "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" shares catchy hooks and laid-back flow

The Fashion Opera – Up to 54% Off Fashion Show

The Fashion Opera

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

$54.50 $25

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Fashion event showcases the work of emerging local designers

KXT Summer Cut – Up to 39% Off Music Festival

KXT Summer Cut

Gexa Energy Pavilion

$40.87 $25

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Summer music festival corrals Death Cab for Cutie, Iron & Wine, The Hold Steady, and The Oh Hellos on one bill

Up to 52% Off a Movie Outing at Studio Movie Grill

Studio Movie Grill

Multiple Locations

$9.50 $5

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

Make Essential Oil-Infused Goods with a Wellness Expert

Hands-On Essential Oils Class

Kidd Springs

$35 $35

Wellness advocate Bre Taylor explains the benefits of essential oils and teaches how to incorporate them into health, beauty, and cooking

Up to 45% Off Go-Karting and Games at SpeedZone

Palace Entertainment

Dallas

$39.99 $22.99

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Family-entertainment center amuses visitors with access to miniature golf, go-karts, and more

Last Call Comedy Showcase – Up to 50% Off

Last Call Comedy Showcase

The Pocket Sandwich Theatre

$15 $9

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Contestant on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" hosts two nights of uncensored standup after dark featuring nationally touring comedians

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Iron Cactus

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Up to 53% Off at To Have and To Hold Bridal Expo

To Have and To Hold Bridal Expo

Dallas

$20 $11

Meet with professional planners and vendors before your big wedding day at fun four-hour bridal expo

"The Little Mermaid" – Up to 50% Off Marionette Show

"The Little Mermaid"

Geppettos Theater & Workshop

$16 $8

Renowned puppeteers magically bring The Little Mermaid to life onstage using more than 60 hand-crafted marionettes

Up to 55% Off Chris Mitchell Jazz Concert

An Evening With Chris Mitchell

MCM Elegante Hotel & Suites

$55 $25

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Accomplished saxophonist, who is a Grammy Recording Academy Member, spreads smooth tunes

49% Off Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga Dallas

Multiple Locations

$49 $25

Bikram-certified instructors lead 90-min yoga class in a heated studio through a consistent series of 26 poses for strength and flexibility

Up to 78% Off Boot Camp at Transformation Boot Camp

Transformation Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$179 $59

Clients get in shape with cardio, strength, and core exercises as trainers provide positive, non-military-style encouragement

Up to 81% Off at Dahn Yoga Dallas

Dahn Yoga

Dallas

$180 $35

Specially designed Yoga and Tai Chi classes aim to help alleviate stress and improve upon overall well-being through positivity & exercise

Up to 65% Off at CorePower Yoga

CorePower Yoga

Mockingbird Studio - Studio Opens August 1st, 2014

$195 $69

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

68% Off Boxing and Kickboxing Classes

Title Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

$90.49 $29

Trainers teach students how to land jabs, hooks, and roundhouse kicks using pads and heavy bags

The Great Texas Food Truck Rally — Up to 52% Off Admission

The Great Texas Food Truck Rally

Dallas - Reverchon Park

$20 $11

Guests chow down on food trucks' bites while listening to Beatles and '80s cover bands

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

Hiking Yoga

Reverchon Rec Center

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

Up to 60% Off Wine Experience with Wineaux Guy from Great Tastes

Wine Experience from Great Tastes

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Groups gain knowledge to aid future wine purchases, learning the history, terroir, and climates of wines like chardonnay and malbec

Up to 43% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery

Crowne Plaza

$173.90 $99

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Guests dig into appetizers and three-course meal while trying to solve interactive murder mystery, where actors blend in among diners

Up to 46% Off Historic Tours from Segway Nation

Segway Nation

Segway Nation

$69 $37

Pick a historic segway tour, such as the extended Executive tour, in one of three Texas cities

Up to 75% Off Golf Discount Passes

Blue Sky Golf Pass

Online Deal

$99 $35

Stroll through 33 Texas courses and resorts for over 120 rounds per pass with free greens fees and fare

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

53% Off Gourmet Dinner and Scenic Flight for Two

Delta Charlie's

Dallas Executive Airport

$275 $129

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Salad; entrees of chicken, rib eye, tilapia, or pasta; and cake or sundaes precede a private skyline tour in a four-seater plane

Up to 65% Off Texas Concealed-Handgun License Course

Elite Handgun Academy

North Dallas

$140 $59

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Course covers subjects including gun safety and storage, the use of force, dispute resolution, and state laws

Up to 84% Off Fitness or Yoga Classes

American Power Yoga

Glencoe Park

$119 $29

Students of all levels explore the tools of yoga incorporated with tai chi; learn martial arts in other high-intensity classes

Up to 69% Off Boot-Camp or Fitness Classes at Camp DaveFiT

Camp DaveFiT

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

Exercisers of all fitness levels sweat their way through ever-changing workouts that engages the core and build strength and flexibility

69% Off Martial Arts Classes

CrossFit Odyssey and Odyssey Martial Arts

University Park

$125 $39

Martial arts classes strengthen bodies while imbuing mental toughness

Up to 67% Off Burlesque Workshop

The Burlesque Experience

Dallas

$60 $25

Learn burlesque basics, flirtation techniques, and old-fashioned striptease skills

45% Off Recording-Studio Rental

Legacy Music Group

Deep Ellum

$100 $55

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 42% Off Helicopter Tour for Two

Dallas Fort Worth Air Tours

Dallas Convention Center

$345 $199

A flight over Dallas provides views of lakes, parks, and skyscrapers

47% Off Pilates - Equipment

Fitnz 360

Dallas

$15 $8

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

45% Off Music Lessons

The Sound Foundation

Dallas

$250 $138

Four 30-minute music lessons; Owner Norman Matthew is an RIAA award winner who has been featured in several music magazines

76% Off Baby Boot Camp

Baby Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$119 $29

Moms whip back into shape performing one-hour workouts that incorporate stroller-bound babies

70% Off Boxing Lessons

Freddie Poole Martial Arts

Dallas

$100 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 58% Off at Horseback-Riding Lessons

Park Lane Academy

Dallas

$95 $45

Instructors teach western disciplines in 5 indoor and outdoor arenas on a 10-acre parcel of land backing up to the White Rock Trail system

Up to 60% Off at Kismet Hookah Lounge

Kismet Hookah Lounge

Dallas

$25 $12

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Hookahs with multiple flavor choices served inside a upscale lounge with full bar, cocktail and bottle service, dance floor, and DJs

44% Off at Texas Archery Academy

Texas Archery Academy

Multiple Locations

$300 $169

Instructors lead drop-in sessions and parties centered on basic archery in a private 30,000-sq.-ft. facility; equipment included

Up to 72% Off Ballroom-Dance Lessons

Ballroom Surge Dance Studio

Dallas

$175 $49

Lessons can be tailored to all experience levels; the studio has its own step system that helps students to learn quickly

Half Off at Frontiers of Flight Museum for 2 or 4

Frontiers of Flight Museum

Northwest Dallas

$16 $8

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Collection of aeronautic artifacts houses the Apollo 7 command module, Hindenburg salvage, and more than 30 vintage aircraft

61% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Ultimate Body

Ultimate Body

Dallas

$99 $39

16-year health and fitness industry veteran leads groups through high-intensity boot-camp classes

Up to 63% Off Yoga Plus Run Classes

Yoga + PlusFit

White Rock

$30 $15

Hike and run along a scenic trail while an instructor peppers your trek with hatha yoga sequences that build strength and flexibility

50% Off Personal Training

Jay Training

Highlands North

$80 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

67% Off Group Weight-Training Classes

Skin Fitness Aesthetics

Carillon Towers

$149 $49

Group classes motivate participates to build their strength with weight-training and core-stabilizing exercises

Up to 62% Off at Pipe My Hookah

Pipe My Hookah

Dallas

$21 $10

BYOB hookah lounge invites guests to relax and enjoy a hookah in a variety of flavors

Up to 63% Off Classes from Fusion 40 Fitness

Fusion 40 Fitness

Cole Park

$75 $29

For 40 minutes, trainers lead exercisers of all levels in workouts focused on weight loss, endurance, and overall physical and mental health

Up to 76% Off at The Yoga Movement

The Yoga Movement

Dallas

$135 $37.50

Fostering a sense of community as well as personal growth, instructors lead students during daily classes in various forms of yoga

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Cindy Gibson hears a lot of ecstatic exclamations from first-time jumpers—including gratuitous use of the words "awesome" and "amazing"—but one of the most memorable remarks she ever heard came from a woman celebrating her 81st birthday. After landing, Cindy asked her why she waited so long to try skydiving. The woman replied that her husband never let her. Then she cracked a sly smile and said, "But now he's dead."

Cindy certainly understands the lifelong desire to skydive. "I don't remember a time when I didn’t want to jump out of airplanes," she says. But growing up, she figured you had to be paratrooper to do it. Then as a waitress in college, she overheard some customers talking about going skydiving, and she convinced them to take her along. The more she went, the more ways she found to improve the experience. With this newfound love and knowledge of the skydiving business, she sought out a parcel of land and a passionate team and founded Texas Skydiving Center.

Today, she and her team of instructors lead tandem jumps, static-line jumps, and solo free falls thousands of feet above their picturesque facility. Beyond using equipment and instructional methods that are compliant with the United States Parachute Association's standards, the instructors' claim their chief difference lies in the individual attention they give each client. Groups are kept small so that all are on a first-name basis, and the instructors ask each person what they hope to do in the air. A bunch of flips? Maybe a zen-like float? On the way down, they can even record the jumps with several filming options. An eco-friendly dropzone then awaits skydivers, where chattering guinea fowl snatch up insects, colorful songbirds flit through wildflowers, and a llama and alpaca knit their own wool into a commemorative scarf for each successful skydiver.

1055 Lexington Drive
Irving,
TX
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For the guests of Cowboy Fan Connection, a Dallas Cowboys game actually starts three hours before kickoff. For both home and away games, the company hosts all-inclusive tailgate parties—with or without tickets to the game itself—that keep revelers sustained with burgers, brats, drinks, and raffles for Cowboys merchandise. Customers can dress the part with apparel from the online store to show off their fandom or eerie resemblance to Troy Aikman to current and former players during private autograph sessions.

In addition to game-day events, Cowboy Fan Connection also hosts Saturday-night dinner parties where fans come together to break bread as sportswriter Mickey Spagnola and former Cowboy Nate Newton broadcast their weekly radio program, Radio Road Show. Stadium tours the day before or after a game enable fans to guide themselves throughout Cowboys Stadium, while off-season trips such as a weekend in the Bahamas give fans the chance to draw up defensive plays in the sand with current and former Cowboys.

221 East Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving,
TX
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Authentic Belly Dancing Entertainment & Academy's staff of professional dancers pop up around Dallas, shimmering across the stages of restaurants, dazzling guests at private parties, and stealing the stony hearts of competition judges. During their weekend performances and special events, solitary dancers, partners, trios, and troupes perform traditional and Egyptian belly dance movements. They spice up routines with swords, candles, and fire while astounding audiences by manipulating their stomach muscles to pour shots or stop errant cannon balls.

Back at their headquarters on the hardwood studio floors of Dana's Dance Academy, the professional swirlers impart their art to aspiring dancers in beginner and advanced belly-dancing classes throughout the week. A social and enjoyable form of aerobic exercise—unlike sleep dancing, which is essentially solitary—the classes also aim to boost students' confidence, grace, and poise.

Academy students can take their skills to the public stage by performing at Harem Nites at Stratnos Greek Tavern, where, on the first Thursday of every month, professionals and first-timers alike dance together in front of a live audience of spectators, friends, and family.

414 North O'Connor Road
Irving,
TX
US

The leading ladies at The Girls Room, who believe that every woman has the right to be pretty, sexy, and strong, help their students build both physical and mental strength during fitness classes that combine alluring dance moves and hardcore workouts. They put their love of burlesque to use in pole-dancing classes and barre-based Barre-lesque sessions. The team also helms tamer, less sensual fitness classes such as yoga and Zumba. The girls' online shop stocks virtual shelves with accessories such as Mighty Grip gloves, which allow wearers to perform gravity-defying pole-dance moves or safely carry out celebratory cartwheels in bowling alleys. Their bachelorette parties eschew the concept of traditional bridal get-togethers for more unconventional gatherings, teaching brides-to-be and their entourage signature pole dances, lap dances, or burlesque techniques.

612 Valley Ranch Pkwy S
Irving,
TX
US

Male and female competitors climb over rope walls, splash through mud pits, sneak under barbwire, and climb over oversized tires in a goodwill 5K and 10K race. Runners of all skill levels gather at the start dressed however they like, sprinting through the course shirtless or even in mesh smoking jackets. During the 10 a.m. wave, racers are encouraged to don their favorite patriotic garb. Everyone competes at their own pace, and all participants receive a Medal of Honor to hang round their neck upon completion.

Past events have attracted up to 2,100 racers, all of whom are treated to a post-race, beer-filled celebration with live music from local bands. Photographers document the entire event, capturing a portfolio of epic action shots and barbaric yawps. Water stations are peppered throughout the course, and a gear check allows racers to safely stow belongings with a watchful staff member.

2221 Texas 356
Irving,
TX
US

Players attempt to control shots down narrow, zigzagging fairways and carefully sidestep water hazards on 9 of 18 holes as they traverse the challenging layout of Twin Wells Golf Club. The 18-hole course guides play across several branches of a winding river and alongside an elongated lake on the par-5 13th hole, which hugs the edge of the fairway for most of the hole's length. From the time golfers tee off on the 1st hole until they hole out on the 18th, the Dallas skyline stands visible in the distance, stealing the spotlight from amphibious golf carts practicing belly flops.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-72 course
  • Total length of 6,636 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 70.9 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 117 from the back tees
  • Three sets of tees per hole
2000 E Shady Grove Rd
Irving,
TX
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