9 Things to Do This Weekend (1/18-1/20)

This weekend is all about challenging yourself: How much meat can you eat in one sitting? How long you can watch a scary movie without closing your eyes? How many people you can engage with at a dating or networking event? If you are ready to escape a boring weekend rut, read our list of 9 Things to Do This Weekend and experience the many exciting things the North Dallas Corridor has to offer!

Happy Hour

Treat yourself to an ice-cold margarita or a craft beer at one of these local Happy Hours.

  1. Strong, refreshing and addicting, you won’t be able to get enough of the House Ritas as Chuy’s Addison! Come in Friday from 4-7 p.m. to enjoy House Ritas for $4.95 or Grande House Ritas for $7.95. You can also order House Texas Martinis for $8.75, domestic beers for $3.25, $1 off a glass of wine and $3 off a bottle of wine. While there, don’t forget to stop by the free, Fully-Loaded Nacho Car. These salty treats are guaranteed to make your drinks go down smoother.
  2. It’s easy to make it to Happy Hour at Houlihan’s—there are so many choices to fit your schedule! They offer Happy Hour from 3-7 p.m. Friday, 9-11 p.m. Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and all day Sunday. Enjoy any cocktail on their menu or any big craft beer for $5, 14 oz. domestic drafts and LIT glasses for $3, well cocktails, 14 oz. craft beers on draft and big domestic drafts for $4 and 9 oz. pours of wine for $7. You can also order $5 appetizers, like The Big Cheese, Thai Wings, Stuffed ‘Shrooms and so much more.

Food

When you are eating healthy, you deserve to go for seconds (or thirds!) Check out a few of these unlimited meal options in the Corridor.

  1. Escape to the Mediterranean this weekend by eating at Sanabels Mediterranean Grill. Their fresh vegetables and delightfully seasoned meats fit with your diet plan—and your tastebuds. Choose from your favorite meats (chicken, beef, shrimp, lamb and salmon) on a kabob, served over rice and with a side of hummus, spicy potatoes, fries, zesty cauliflower or sautéed veggies. Can’t decide what to get? Come by Sunday from 6-9 p.m. to try a little of everything at the dinner buffet, complete with a huge spread of delicious dishes and desserts that will fill you up in no time!
  2. Another option for all-you-can-eat food is Texas de Brazil. Load your plate at the salad bar to try a variety of vegetables, salads, cheese, pastas and more. When it’s time for the main course, servers will bring by a wide selection of meats that they will carve directly on your plate. From now through March, you can take advantage of their quarterly menu options: a classic ribeye, flame-grilled to perfection and paired with creamy herbed horseradish sauce; and quinoa and kale salad, made with apples and feta cheese.

Live Music

Dance the night away with jazzy live music!

  1. Known for his talented vocals, Jason Joseph Maxwell (also known as JJMAX) will be performing at Mercy Wine Bar this Friday from 8-11 p.m. He performs a variety of blues, jazz, pop and dance music, with a style influenced by Maroon 5, John Mayer and Frank Sinatra among others. You’ll love his laidback, easy listening style, which incorporates a variety of covers and original music. On Saturday from 8-11 p.m., you can hear The1942 band perform. This group, made up of students and alumni from the University of North Texas, incorporates songs and style from the ’40s with hip beats and modern arrangements. This lively band brings energy, style and fantastic music to a night out.

The Arts

It’s your choice: scare yourself silly or laugh until you pee this weekend with one of these entertainment options in the Corridor!

  1. If you were having trouble sleeping through the night before, don’t see Glass premiering this weekend at AMC Village on the Parkway 9 and LOOK Cinemas. M. Night Shyamalan fans will recognize the characters in this new psychological thriller, which sees the return of Bruce Willis as David Dunn and Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price from 2000’s Unbreakable, and the return of James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb from 2017’s Split. You’ll be questioning everything as your heart rate rises with each new scene—the faint-hearted should definitely stay home.
  2. Looking for something a little less scary to do? Catch Taylor Tomlinson at the Addison Improv this weekend, as she performs stand-up on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You may recognize this fiery young star from starring in the 15-minute Netflix special, The Comedy Line-Up, or from appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, MTV’s Safe Word and Adam Devine’s House Party.She also co-hosts the hilariously relatable “The Self-Helpless Podcast.”

 

Local Events

  1. Meeting people is hard—and going on first dates can be excruciating. Corridor-based Lovers or Friends: Making Intentional Connections wants to change both of those things! This organization focuses on providing exclusive, age-appropriate, face-to-face events in a fun atmosphere, so you can get to know other people without the pressure. Join them for their Official Lovers or Friends Launch Party on Saturday from 4-7 p.m. at The Social House in Addison, where you can learn about their upcoming events, sip on $7 signature drinks, and enjoy the live DJ and giveaways. You’ll be having so much fun, you won’t even thing about feeling awkward!

 

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