When you’re not busy lounging by the pool and planning your summer vacay, Addison has several happy hours, events and shows you’ll enjoy. Try a new international restaurant, see Dark Phoenix, the much-anticipated sequel to 2016’s X’Men: Apocalypse is coming to AMC Village on the Parkway 9 and LOOK Cinemas this weekend or dance to Latin music! Learn about all of these and more in our guide of 8 Things to Do This Weekend.
- Hot summer weather goes perfectly with cold drinks at the Mucky Duck! Come in Friday and Saturday from 3-8 p.m., where you can enjoy $3.50 wells and draughts, $5 appetizers and $7 specialty cocktails. On Sunday, guests can also take advantage of specials on select draughts, wells, Tuaca, Jager, Rumple Minze and Fireball. https://harderconcepts.com/locations/the-mucky-duck/
- It’s a laid back weekend at Red Rock Bar and Grill, where happy hour is from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and all day on Sunday. Sip on $3 wells and $3 select beers, while watching sports on the amazing 200-inch HDTV! http://www.redrockbarandgrill.net/food.html
- Delicious mediterranean cuisine is on the menu at Gorji inside Village on the Parkway, a unique restaurant with only 7 tables and no tipping expected. This no-rush restaurant is designed for a relaxing, enjoyable meal. Start with an appetizers, like the roasted garlic and Bulgarian feta or the lamb brain pate with crostini and tomato relish. Some of the entree choices include: prime beef tenderloin, Colorado lamb tenderloin and Texas quail, pulled rabbit paella, poached rainbow trout in yogurt sauce and dogfish, all of which include a side of grilled vegetables. https://www.chefgorji.com
- If you want a cool dining experience that doesn’t take all day, check out Mazagan 51 – a fast-casual Mediterranean grill complete with a lounge for smoking hookah and hanging out with friends. Start with hummus or a five-piece falafel basket. Meal options include pitas and wraps, pies and pizzas, middle Eastern entrees, burger baskets and family-style feasts. Come in Saturday evening to celebrate Mazagan’s one-year anniversary in Addison. This party is $45 and includes dinner, music and more! https://www.mazagan51.com
- Shake your hips and move your feet Friday night, as Tiffany Cassius y Dos Hombres perform from 8-11 p.m. at Mercy Wine Bar. This fun music is a blend of flamenco, pop, rock and light jazz. Saturday from 8-11 p.m., the David Gallegos Band performs. These lively musicians play traditional flamenco rhythms and serene New Age melodies for a Latin-inspired ambient noise. Finally, spend your Sunday evening with local artist Jack Mason, performing from 7-9 p.m. This talented guitarist and vocalist plays electric guitar and sings a blend of everything including blues, country, rock, pop and Latin music. http://mercywinebar.com/events.
6. Dark Phoenix, the much-anticipated sequel to 2016’s X’Men: Apocalypse is coming to AMC Village on the Parkway 9 and LOOK Cinemas this weekend! The movie is about iconic character Jean Grey (played by Sophie Turner), and her transformation into Dark Phoenix after she is hit by a cosmic force in space during a life-threatening rescue mission. As she becomes increasingly powerful, she is battling internal demons and spiraling out of control. The X-Men have to work together to stop her – potentially destroying one of their own to save the world. https://www.amctheatres.com/movies/dark-phoenix-52560
- Fluffy, buttery pancakes drenched in syrup – yum! – can be yours this Saturday when you attend the Pancake Fundraiser from 8-11 a.m. at Fire Station #1, located at 4798 Airport Parkway in Addison. The Addison Rotary and Addison Midday Rotary Clubs are sponsoring this event, with all net proceeds benefiting Kids n Cops and Santa’s Heroes, community events hosted annually by the Addison Fire and Police Departments. For just $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 10, you can eat all the pancakes you want, chat with friends and neighbors, and learn about some amazing events that help kids. Calories don’t count when they go toward a good cause! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pancake-fundraiser-tickets-60387143572