It’s the beginning of a long weekend – let’s celebrate with happy hour drink specials, mouth-watering meals and local arts and culture events! Bite into fresh seafood, drink wine and then paint a wine bottle, see an entertaining show and do goat yoga in the North Dallas Corridor. Find out more in our guide of 9 Things to Do This Weekend!
1. Wine, beer and cocktails are on the agenda this Friday night at Texas de Brazil, which hosts happy hour form 4:30-6 p.m. Come in for $3 domestic beers, $5 glasses of private label wine, $5 Caipirinhas and well cocktails, and $7 martinis. The special bar menu is a must as well, as you can get lobster bisque, chicken breast, garlic sirloin, filet with bacon, an antipasto platter and more at lower prices!
2. Head to the bar at Blue Mesa Grill on Friday for happy hour from 4-7 p.m. You can enjoy ice-cold large blue margaritas and well drinks for $5, house wine for $5, blue rocks craft jar (for two or more) for $18, $1 off all draft beer and access to the free quesadilla bar with the purchase of any beverage. Love Blue Mesa? Come back Sunday at 6 p.m. to attend a Paint Nite for $35. At this event, choose from a variety of wine bottles and colors to paint, led by an expert host. Afterward, fill your bottles with fairy lights to see your creation light up (it’s the second best thing to do with wine).
3. Visit Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse this weekend for a huge selection of underwater delights. Some options include fried crawfish tails, Louisiana-boiled crawfish, crab by the pound, broiled seafood platter (includes Gumbo, stuffed shrimp, catfish filets, shrimp and scallops), Surf and Turf, Po-Boys and burgers.
4. They may be known for their delicious wood-fired meats, but Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill is also home to a tasty seafood selection! Options include: crispy flounder sandwich, wood grilled shrimp and fettuccini, salmon, ahi tuna steak, flounder Oscar, U-8 prosciutto wrapped shrimp and Chilean sea bass, all of which come with your choice of one unique side.
5. Marc Toussaint plays most weekends at Table 13 for one reason: everybody loves him! Hear the talented jazz musician play this Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. If you love the smooth sounds of Frank Sinatra, The Beatles and Mel Torme, then Toussaint will be the cherry on top of an already amazing night!
Beautiful paintings and heart-pounding adventures await in the art world this weekend!
6. Get swept away in the nautical world of Kerry Hallam’s paintings at Martin Lawrence Galleries, opening Saturday from 6-8 p.m. Hallam is an Impressionist artist, who attended London University’s Central College of Art and is part of the exclusive Britain’s Royal Society of Artists in Watercolor. His work shows vivid seascapes and sun-dappled villages in a variety of mediums, including acrylic on canvas, watercolor on paper and nautical charts.
7. This is the last weekend to see The Old Man and The Old Moon by Outcry Youth Theatre. This adventurous show is about the Old Man, who has been the sole caretaker of the moon for as long as he and his wife (the Old Woman) can remember. When the Old Woman hears a mysterious melody that draws her away, the Old Man must choose between following his duty and his love. Catch this show – filled with storms, wars, ghosts and other obstacles – Friday, Saturday or Sunday at the Addison Theatre Centre.
8. He may not be the tallest guy around, but Brad Williams is one of the funniest! This renowned comedian is coming to Addison Improv this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This California native began his comedy career as a teenager, and has only grown – performing sold out shows all over the world. He has also appeared on several TV shows, including “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and his first one-hour special, “Fun Size,” was the highest rated on Showtime. His second special, “Daddy Issues,” was even more successful. He has also appeared on TV shows and feature films, including the Hulu original show “Deadbeat” and the Netflix original movie Mascots. In addition, Williams has a podcast with Adam Ray called “About Last Night.” Hear his humorous jokes about relationships, sex, race and living with a disability when he comes to town this weekend.
9. Say “Namaste” with the goats this Saturday at Goat Yoga Addison! You don’t have to be fitness-obsessed to enjoy this new trend, where adorable goats wander around you while you stretch and workout. After 35-45 minutes of yoga the rest of the hour-long event is yours to snuggle and take pictures of goats (do it for the ‘gram!). Tickets are just $22 per person, and an additional $7 per person to borrow a yoga mat.