In case your allergies didn’t let you know already, spring is officially here! The tulips and bluebonnets are absolutely gorgeous, but when you are sneezing and blowing your nose all day long, indoor activities are much more enjoyable. From Happy Hour drinks to admiring stunning works of art, our guide of 11 Things to Do This Weekend has plenty of ideas for you that won’t make you feel miserable. When being outdoors isn’t an option, the Corridor offers the best indoor activities and events to keep you entertained.
These area Happy Hours will have you counting down the minutes to leave work.
- It’s always a good time to hang out at The Back 9! Happy Hour is from 4-7 p.m. Fridays, live DJs show off their skills on Friday and Saturday nights, and Poker Nights are Sundays at 1 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.! In addition, challenge your friends to a little friendly competition over the pool table or darts board.
- You don’t have to see a movie to visit CoalVines, an Italian bistro inside LOOK Cinemas. Happy Hour is Friday from 3-6 p.m. and 10-midnight, and Saturday from 10-midnight, where you can get wine by the glass and cocktails for half off as well as $1 off beers. With deals this good, you’ll want to hang out here all weekend!
- The British know how to throw back a cold one – and they appreciate good drink deals! Visit The Londoner on Friday from 4-7 p.m. to get $1 off all drinks; $4 Bloody Marys and Mimosas until 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and more.
It’s a great weekend for delicious food!
- Picky about your pizza? You’ll get exactly what you want at Dough Bro’s Italian Kitchen, where you can design your own pizza and calzones using local ingredients. The fresh, seasonal ingredients plus dough that is handmade daily with locally sourced honey equals a dinner so amazing you’ll never want to go back to regular pizza again.
- Have a romantic dinner at Addison Café French Bistro, a candlelit restaurant with expertly prepared dishes. Try the Napoleon de Saumon Fume as a starter, which is a smoked Scottish salmon in a crispy potato Napoleon served with chives, sour cream, capers and cucumber. For the entrée, you can’t go wrong with the Confit de Canard aux Champignons (warm duck leg with mushrooms) or the Le Pave de Boeuf au Poivre (pepper-crusted filet steak with brandy peppercorn sauce). Finish with a sweet Mousse au Chocolat Noir ou Blanc, a dark or white chocolate mousse with fresh fruit, or the tasty Cerise Jubilee, flambe-preserved cherries with Cointreau sauce and vanilla ice cream. Bon appetit!
Drinks go down smoother with live music in the background.
- A different band is playing all weekend at Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub! On Friday night, Electric Circus will take the stage, followed by Extended Play on Saturday night and Josh Mather on Sunday night. Listen to these talented local musicians play while enjoying Happy Hour from 2-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and all-day Sunday. It’s no mystery where we’ll be this weekend!
The Addison art scene is bursting with events this weekend!
- Spring is here – and with it, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance is presenting its Spring Series performance Friday-Sunday only at WaterTower Theatre. The show is choreographed by the founder of Sidra Bell Dance New York, Sidra Bell and features a special performance by Tejas Dance, choregraphed by award-winner Joshua L. Peugh. If you love watching people move their bodies in ways you never thought possible, this show is for you!
- See the serene W.A. Slaughter Vintage Collection at Southwest Gallery this month, including the open reception on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. Slaughter’s work features the stunning colors found on Texas Hill Country throughout each different season. It will inspire you to go outside and enjoy the nature found in our great state!
- Another take on spring artwork can be found in David A. Dreyer’s “Days Between” exhibit, available from March 23-April 27 at Valley House Gallery, with an artist’s reception from 6-8 p.m. this Saturday. Dreyer’s work focuses on stillness and includes landscapes and skies of Texas among other things. These beautiful works feature oil, charcoal, graphite and chalk on canvas for a finished look that is minimalist-yet-thought-provoking at the same time.
- Celebrate Women’s History Month by attending the Women Empowerment Affairs Fashion Show on Sunday from 6-9 p.m. LPF Productions is hosting this event, which will feature local designers showcasing their collections on the runway using models from all backgrounds. Proceeds benefit Hands of Hope Outreach Center that provides assistance to low-income families.
- Go green at the Green Living & Design Expo on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Addison Conference and Theatre Centre. Attendees will learn about integrating green designs, construction, energy, water and building options for your home and garden in order to reduce the amount of pollution that enters the soil, water and air. In addition, you can connect with others who are interested in sustainable was of living that reduces the use of Earth’s natural resources. Helping the environment is simple if you just have the right tools!