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Happy Easter weekend! After church, celebrate the holiday by going out to lunch at one of the many restaurants hosting special Easter menus. Or, attend one of the many other events happening this weekend, including Happy Hours on Friday night, an art gallery, a play at WaterTower Theatre, a yoga festival and a charity event filled with firefighters drinking better (can I get an Amen?)! Find out more in our guide of 10 Things to Do This Weekend.
Drink and food specials can be yours at one of these Corridor Happy Hours.
1. Kick off the weekend with Happy Hour at La Comida Friday from 3-6:30 p.m. Here, you can raise a glass filled with $5 house margaritas, $3.50 bottle or draft beers, or $5 well cocktails! And if you get hungry, don’t forget to take advantage of the $2 off appetizer special while you’re there.
2. Indulge in a specialty cocktail this weekend at Al Biernat’s North, which are all $2 off during Happy Hour on Friday and Sunday from 3-7 p.m. Some of the must-try drinks include the New York Minute, made with Patron Reposado, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, Antica Formula and Whisky Barrel Aged Bitters; or the Kentucky Kool, made with Basil Hayden Bourbon, fresh grapefruit juice, Angostura Bitters and muddled cucumbers. Tasty bar bites (like Chicken Wing Lollypops) are also 50% off during Happy Hour!
3. Reservations are available from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday at Table 13, where a special menu is paired with the classic sounds of Mike Nicosia performing live from noon-3:30 p.m. and Melani Skybell from 4-8 p.m. The menu includes a starter choice of bacon-wrapped dates, deviled eggs, calamari, jumbo lump crap cake and chilled shrimp cocktail. Next is an option between soup or salad, including the lobster bisque, house salad, Caesar salad or center-cut wedge salad. There are eight main course options: roasted prime ribeye, filet mignon, surf ‘n’ turf, lemon caper chicken, salmon meunière, sea bass, crab cake Benedict and pork tenderloin. Finish the meal with a chocolate Kahlua cake with espresso gelato, creme brûlée or bread pudding with vanilla bean ice cream! As an added treat, order a mimosa or Bloody Mary for $5 and bring kids 10 and under for $15.
4. Eat Easter lunch at Arthur’s Steakhouse from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday for just $39 per person. Start with Arthur’s lobster and crab cake, champagne brie soup, hearts of lettuce salad or classic Caesar salad. For the main course, options include lobster and jumbo lump crap meat stuffed Norwegian salmon, lamb shank osso bucco style, shrimp scampi, center-cut tenderloin of beef chateaubriand, and shrimp avocado fresh gulf red snapper. Complete the meal with carrot cake, Arthur’s cheesecake or a delicious Grand Marnier creme brûlée.
5. Chamberlain’s Steakhouse is hosting Easter Brunch from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday for $44.99 per person plus tax and gratuity. Appetizers include your choice of spring pea soup, Texas crabmeat and shrimp chowder, romaine and baby greens salad, warm almond crusted goat cheese, pecan-crusted u-14 shrimp, and a salad with fresh mozzarella, baby heirloom tomato and basil. Next, choose one of the following entrees: petite filet mignon, sea salt and herb roasted prime rib, Meyer lemon and almond crusted rainbow trout, honey and grain mustard marinated salmon, 40-day aged ribeye and farm egg, wild mushroom vegetarian raviolis, sautéed u-14 shrimp and orecchiette pasta and manchego chicken breast. Finish with a classic creme brûlée, flourless chocolate cake, citrus-marinated strawberry and poppy seed shortcake, Tres Leches bread pudding or New York style cheesecake.
It’s a great weekend to see live music (hint: for more, check out this guide to Live Music This Weekend)!
6. Not sure what type of music you want to listen to? Head to Union Park Addison on Saturday night, where you will hear live jazz from 9:30-11 p.m., a live DJ playing neo soul from 11 p.m.-midnight and a live DJ playing hip-hop, R&B and reggae after midnight!
7. Everything is Wonderful is premiering at WaterTower Theatre this Friday at 8 p.m.! See this heartfelt play about an excommunicated daughter of an Amish family, Miri, who returns home after her brothers were killed in a tragic car accident. When Miri’s parents take in the wayward driver, Miri struggles with their choice, her culture and a confrontation with the young man who drove her away in the first place. You can also see the play Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. for Pay What You Can, and on various dates until May 12.
8. Travel around the globe through art at Southwest Gallery’s newest exhibit, Cities of the World, opening from 1-5 p.m. April 20. This exhibit features beautiful artwork of famous international cityscapes and will be showcased through May 18.
9. Support the families of fallen First Responders at Fox and Hound’s Guns and Hoses Charity Bash from noon-3 p.m. Saturday. The bar will donate $1 from each can of All Call Kolsch sold to the Guns and Hoses Foundation of North Texas. At the event, party with food, beer, firetrucks and first responders, while supporting the community at the same time!
10. The Cosmic Yogi Festival is returning to the Addison Conference and Theatre Centre this Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.! As the largest yoga festival in Texas, the Cosmic Yogi Festival hosts more than 34 yoga classes, including aerial yoga, goat yoga, puppy pilates (with dogs available for adoption), blindfold yoga, flow yoga with a tribute to Prince and more. You can also take a belly dancing class, attend a mini seminar, shop from the more than 70 vendors and much more for just $5 for general admission.