9 Things to Do This Weekend (3/8-3/10)

Let new experiences guide you this weekend! Travel (in spirit) around the world at an international-themed Happy Hour, fill your stomach with the freshest seafood around, see one of the most anticipated Marvel movies of the year and run for a good cause this weekend in the Corridor! Just peruse our handy guide of 9 Things to Do This Weekend, and you’ll be ready to go!

Happy Hour

Find Happy Hour options to satisfy any craving in the Corridor.

  1. Indulge in delicious food and cool wine at A Taste of Ethiopia: The Ultimate Happy Hour Experience at the Queen of Sheba Restaurant from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday night. Bliquis Wine will offer chilled wine to guests, who can also enjoy authentic Ethiopian music and cuisine. The special Happy Hour menu includes your choice of two of these options: Categna (steamed injera, lightly buttered and spiced), Sambusa (spiced ground beef in a crispy pastry wrapper) and Veggie Roll (rolls of injera with a choice of sauce and veggie). Tickets are $20 and must be registered in advance here. htt
  2. The Quarter Bar & Grill specializes in Cajun and American food and serves new specials every day. These include $3 domestic pints, wells and house wines on Friday and Sunday, and $3 wells, $3 Kamakazi or Lemon Drop shots, $3 domestic drafts and $5 select premium drafts on Saturday and Sunday.
  3. Score tastings and giveaways at the Bourbon and Brews party at Twin Peaks on Friday at 5 p.m. Try the featured Buffalo Trace Bourbon, which has hints of vanilla, toffee and candied fruit, as well as Fat Tire brew at this event. Can’t make it to the party? Stop by Friday from 2-7 p.m. or from 10-11 p.m. for Happy Hour, where you can enjoy $1 off wine, liquor, cheap shots and draft beer, $2.50 10 oz. House Brews, $3.50 22 oz. House Brews and select appetizers for $2, $4 and $6.

 

 

Food

Go under the sea this weekend with amazing seafood options.

  1. Seafood is amazing – it should be easy to get as well. Enter the Lowkey Poke Joint inside Village on the Parkway, a stress-free way to enjoy a healthy Japanese-Hawaiian meal. Start by choosing your base: either a wrap made with seaweed, sesame soy, Cheetos or other ingredients, or a bowl filled with Jasmine rice, kale mix, Bootea rice or spring mix. Next, add protein (salmon, tuna and shrimp among other options), sides (like onions, cabbage, carrots and avocados), toppings (such as dried seaweed, fried garlic or Parmesan cheese) and finish with a sauce.
  2. For a more upscale seafood experience, visit Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill this weekend. Their selection of seafood and steaks is fresh and masterfully prepared, meaning anything you order will be good! Options include charbroiled oysters, Chilean Sea Bass, Wild Caught Texas Red Snapper Victoria, Alaskan King Crab Legs and more. You can also find many different cuts of steaks, savory sides and decadent desserts.

Live Music

Kick back and enjoy the sounds of a Texas musician on Sunday night. 

  1. End the weekend on a high note by seeing Jack Mason on Sunday night from 7-9 p.m. at Mercy Wine Bar. This Texas-based musician has performed all over the world, including at the International Fifa Fan Fest 2014 in front of 12,00 people. This passionate singer, producer and songwriter mainly uses the electric guitar and his powerful voice to put on an entertaining show. His music is a blend of Americana, country, blues, pop and rock music with a twist of Latin percussion – a unique sound that will pair perfectly with a glass of wine.

 

 

The Arts

Laugh, be inspired and stay entertained all weekend at one of these shows.

  1. Just in time for National Women’s History Month,Captain Marvel is premiering at AMC Village on the Parkway 9 and LOOK Cinemas on Friday night. Starring Brie Larson (Room) as Carol Danvers (AKA Captain Marvel), a superhero caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. If you are a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you don’t want to miss this latest installment!
  2. See Tone Bell this weekend at Addison Improv, a stand-up comedian with many hilarious projects in the works. You’ve probably seen him starring alongside Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries”) in CBS’ FAM, his one-hour comedy special CAN’T CANCEL THIS on Showtime, or his Netflix original comedy series DISJOINTED alongside Kathy Bates. The only thing more impressive than his resume is his ability to make all different types of people laugh! See him live Friday night at 7:30 p.m. or 9:45 p.m. or Saturday at 7 p.m. or 9:30 p.m.

Local Events

Work out and support the community at the same time on Saturday.

  1. Lace up your tennis shoes and work up a sweat this Saturday morning for the Run Fierce 5k Fun Run, benefitting the Cohen Veterans Network. Run or walk along the trail at the beautiful Vitruvian Park in Addison, which begins at 8:45 a.m. for the Fun Run and 9 a.m. for the 5k. Your ticket supports the Cohen Veterans Network mission of helping post-9/11 veterans and their family members get access to mental health care. If you can’t attend the event, consider donating to the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare in Addison, which provides quality, accessible and comprehensive mental health care to veterans and their families regardless of discharge status or ability to pay.

 

 

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