10 Things to Do This Weekend (2/22-2/24)

The weather may be gloomy, but your weekend doesn’t have to be! With drink specials, mouth-watering dinner options, a one-of-a-kind play and fun local events, our guide of 10 Things to Do This Weekend has everything you need for a good time!

 Happy Hour

Enjoy National Margarita Day tonight or catch a weekend Happy Hour special at these Corridor locations.

  1. Friday night is meant to be celebrated – especially when it falls on National Margarita Day! Head to Chuy’s Addison for $1 off top-shelf Skinny Ritas and $1 floaters to top off any margarita until 11 p.m. While there, take a silly photo with friends and post it with the hashtag #ChuysRitaDay for a chance to win free Tex-Mex for two!
  1. All margaritas at La Comida Addison are made with natural ingredients, fresh lime juice, no artificial sweeteners and 100 percent pure agave tequilas. In honor of National Margarita Day, all of the delicious house margs are just $5 until closing time! These include the La Co. Frozen or Rocks in original, strawberry, mango, tamarind or guava.
  2. Stop by Hudson House Addison any day this weekend from 4-6 p.m. to order their delicious Happy Hour specials, including half-off oysters, cheeseburgers and World’s Coldest Martinis. These martinis include the Classic, made with vodka or gin; the Bleu & Gold, made with Chopin, 1888 olive juice, blue cheese salt and house-made bleu cheese olives; Espresso, made with Grey Goose, espresso, Kahlua and coffee beans; Stone Fruit, which is a mix of Belvedere Peach, Combier, white cranberry and fresh lime; Watermelon, made with vodka, fresh watermelon, fresh lime and agave; Gibson, created with dry gin, dry vermouth and onion brine; and The Cabo, complete with Casamigos Blanco, fresh lime, jalapeno, Angostura bitters and agave.

Food

Treat your family or friends to dinner this weekend at one of the many amazing restaurants in town.

  1. Escape to Italy this weekend by enjoying an authentic Italian dinner at Ferrari’s Italian Villa and Chop House. Start with antipasti e insalate courses (appetizers and salad), which include Portobello and Tomato Soup, Fried Calamari, Crab Claws, Mozzarella in Carrozza, Ferrari’s Insalata Caprese and more. The primi (main entrée with mostly pasta) or secondi (secondary entrée of mostly meats) is next, where guests can find a wide variety of Italian dishes made with all different kinds of noodles, meat and seafood. Not sure what to order? Go with one of Ferrari’s Signature Dishes, which includes the Medallions of Filet Mignon Alle Fiamme, made with USDA Prime Filet sautéed with onions, garlic, portabella mushrooms and a brandy cream sauce; or Bananas Francesco, a dish of ripe bananas sautéed with butter, brown sugar, dark rum and banana liquor.
  1. Looking for a casual night out? Invite your friends or go solo to Vernon’s Gastropub, known for their delicious pub food and plenty of spots to catch the game. Start with one of many appetizers, including Chickels and Pips, battered and fried pickle slices with potato chips; a Bucket of Beer Battered Rings; Pizza Smothered Fries, made with pepperoni, Italian sausage, marinara and melted Jack cheese; and Wisconsin Cheese Curds, which are Shiner Bock-battered cheddar cheese curds deep fried. Options for the main course include classic burgers, delicious sandwiches, soups, salads and a variety of entrees including the Chicken Fried Steak served with smashed potatoes, cream gravy and garden green beans, or the Louisiana Sautéed Catfish made with a sautéed filet with Cajun seasonings, cucumber salad, grilled veggies and tartar sauce.

Live Music

Dance the night away to live music!

  1. Tonight is Latin Night at Sanabels Mediterranean Restaurant, featuring the smooth sounds of Lara Latin playing live from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Lara Latin is made up of ten talented musicians who will play a variety of Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata and Latin Fusion music to keep couples on their feet all night long! This event is free for ladies and just $10 for men, and a full bar and bottle service is available.

 

 

The Arts

The Cast of GUADALUPE IN THE GUEST ROOM at WaterTower Theatre. Photo by Evan Michael Woods.

Let the local arts community inspire and entertain you this weekend.

  1. Catch the regional premiere of Guadalupe in the Guest Room at WaterTower Theatre this weekend! This heartwarming play, written by Tony Meneses and directed by Christie Vela, shows the awkward, yet all-too-relatable relationship between a mother-in-law, Guadalupe, and son-in-law, Steve. After Guadalupe’s daughter passed away, she moves to America to live with Steve in order to translate the children’s books her daughter wrote to Spanish. Both are working through their grief in different ways, but bond over their love of the hilarious and silly telenovelas – proving that acceptance and understanding between two people can happen no matter what cultural differences you have.
  1. The Second Annual First Impressions Festival by Imprint Theatreworks is taking place Friday and Saturday night at Stone Cottage Theater in Addison. The event will feature a diverse group of playwrights, who will have their works read and enjoyed by audiences, directors and producers. There will also be panels, cocktail hours and networking opportunities for the community to get to know these playwrights! It’s a great event for anyone interested in supporting or connecting with the local theatre community.

Local Events

From stretching your body to stretching your heart, local Corridor events will keep you busy. 

  1. Volunteer to help out or invite local students to the StandUp Speak Out workshop led by Eric McGehearty on Saturday from 3-6 p.m. at Cavanaugh Flight Museum. This event is designed for students ages 6-12 with dyslexia, ADHD, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and related learning differences to be inspired and celebrated. Can’t attend? Support this good cause by donating to StandUp LD, an Addison-based nonprofit organization that provides support for parents and educators seeking resources to support and inspire children with learning differences.
  1. Find balance this weekend by attending the Surya Kriya at the Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel from 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. “Surya” means “sun” and “kriya” means “inner energy process,” so this event is designed to “activate the solar plexus within the system and balance a person’s energies leading to stability of the body and stillness of the mind,” according to the event page. A trained Hatha Yoga Teacher will be leading this outdoor yoga class, designed for anyone over the age of 14. It’s a great way to clear your head and start your morning refreshed!  

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