With football games, makeup classes and kid-friendly entertainment in the Corridor this weekend, it’s easy for the entire family to have a good time. Whether you want to bond with friends over strong drinks or take the kids in your life to support local theatre, our list of 9 Things to Do This Weekend has everything you need to keep you busy.
Take your friends out for drinks on you at one of these local Happy Hour spots.
- Every night this weekend from 5-7 p.m., visit Thai Spice for a refreshing drink. Choose your favorites from a $4 menu: hot or cold sake house, Thai beer, a glass of house wine and well drinks! Next, order appetizers from the $5 menu, including: Crab Avocado Spring Roll, Thai Pot Sticker, Corn Patty, Fried Calamari and Sate Tofu.
- Stop by Ra Sushi from 3-7 p.m. or 10-11 p.m. Friday or Saturday, or from 3-11 p.m. Sunday to enjoy a wide variety of drink specials from bourbon to beer. Some of their signature drinks are $7 (like the Blushing Geisha made with Skyy Raspberry Vodka, Bols Black Raspberry Liqueur and homemade lemonade), and others are $8.30 (like the Shiso Naughty made with Skyy Pineapple Vodka and X-rated Liqueur with fresh flavors of yuzu and Japanese shiso). You can also get hot sake for $3, $2 off wine, $4 Bud Light or Budweiser beers and so much more.
Competitions and appetites will be high this weekend, as football is on everyone’s mind! Here are a few places to chow down.
- Nothing goes better with pigskin than a delicious steak! Head over to Al Biernat’s North to take advantage of their “Playoff Football Menu” to enjoy while watching the big game on Sunday. You can choose from salads or soup for the first course, an 8 oz. Filet Mignon or Chilean Sea Bass for the second course, and a key lime pie, coconut cream pie or Texas pecan pie for dessert! While there, you can also take advantage of the Happy Hour specials from 3 p.m. to close. Even if your team loses, you will still have a great night!
- Comfort food can be yours at The Mucky Duck, which is hosting the Big Game Watch Party at the Duck on Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. Share calorie-laden-but-oh-so-good appetizers with your friends, like the Chicken Totchos made with crispy tater tots, boneless wings, melted cheese, bacon, chives and jalapenos; or the amazing Pigs in a Blanket, made with Nathan’s Mini “Beef” Dogs wrapped in a pretzel and served with white queso and spicy gourmet mustard. There is also plenty of warm bar fare, such as burgers, fish & chips, chicken tenders and more to satisfy any craving.
Enhance your evening by listening to fun performance of live music.
- What goes better with coffee than colorfully dressed women in corsets? Queen Anne’s Lace, known for live performances at renaissance festivals across the country, will be singing at Java Jive Live at Dunn Brothers Coffee on Saturday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This a cappella group will sing everything from swing and doo-wop to folksy and fair music! This delightful group of talented (and hilarious) women will definitely make your night one to remember.
The theme of this weekend is adventure, with the local arts scene full of drama, magic, mystery and suspense. Grab your popcorn and get ready for a wild ride!
- Solving a murder mystery was not in 15-year-old Christopher’s plans, but that’s exactly what he sets out to do in Outcry Youth Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time playing from Feb. 1-10. As a math genius who struggles with everyday situations (and hates being touched or talking to stroangers), Christopher is found suspicious of murder when he is found by his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, in the middle of the night. Although forbidden by his father, Christopher sets out to solve the mystery of this heinous crime and clear his name. This 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Play is sweet and addicting; audiences will be right there with Christopher trying to uncover clues the whole night.
- Gina Rodriguez (known for her role as Jane in “Jane the Virgin”) is beautiful, fierce and ready to take on the world of cross-border crime as Gloria in Miss Bala, premiering this weekend at AMC Village on the Parkway 9 and Look Cinemas. This action-packed drama showcases the power of women to draw on their inner strength and survive when it comes to saving their families. After all, not all superheroes wear capes – some wear beautiful dresses and carry huge guns.
- Bring the whole family to see The Kid Who Would Be King at AMC Village on the Parkway 9 or Look Cinemas this weekend. This is a magical story about Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) who is a regular kid until he finds the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur, one day. Now, his entire life has changed as he works with the wizard, Merlin, to unite his friends and foes into a band of knights to take on a wicked enchantress. This modern-day fairytale is charming, exciting and a feel-good dose of fun.
Doing your makeup has never been easier – shop and score makeup tips at Sephora this weekend.
- Just in time for your big Valentine’s Day date, Sephora inside Galleria Dallas is offering a Master the Smoky Eye Class on Sunday from 10-11 a.m. Come in to learn techniques for layering eye liner and shadow for the perfect, sexy smoky eye. Beauty technicians will teach you how to build depth on your lids and what tools and products to use for your face. Think of this as your own personalized YouTube tutorial!