Even though warmer temps have been around for a while, the first day of summer is officially here this Friday! Celebrate by chilling on a patio with a cold drink, filling up on healthy grub, watching a beautiful play or working out with goats! Learn about all that and more in our 7 Things to Do This Weekend guide below. Then slip on your shades and flip-flops, and get ready for an awesome first weekend of summer!
- Hang out on the bar or patio at Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar from 3-6 p.m. Friday or from 9-11 p.m. Sunday for happy hour specials! Get deals on amazing drinks, like the Asian Pear Martini, Pink Lemon Drop Martini, Sailor Jerry Rum + Coke, Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon, house drafts and more, ranging from $3-$8. For dinner, fill up on Cajun fries with chipotle ranch, buffalo chicken lollipops, mac ‘n’ cheese with hatch chile and bacon, mini brick-oven pizza and more, ranging from $3-$9. There is so many good things to choose from, you’re sure to have a barking good time!
- In honor of Pride Month, you can enjoy the Born This Way burger at Hopdoddy Burger Bar – a burger that is “loud, proud and hungry!” according to its website. This delicious burger is topped with arugula, fennel mayo, crispy onion bird’s nest and Alejandro jam on a sesame seed bun. Come in from 3-6 p.m. Friday for that burger, fries, sips, Brewer of the Month drafts and all wine for just $5 each.
- Don’t let Grabbagreen’s quick-service and to-go bags fool you – its food is made with fresh ingredients and 100 percent whole foods! Nutritious and delicious options include the themed bowls and wraps (travel to the French Quarter, Mediterranean, Southwest, Morocco and more with these dishes), soups, breakfast bowls, smoothies, juices, acai bowls and more. If you really need a pick-me-up, be sure to grab one of the low-cal cold brew iced coffees as well, naturally sweetened with agave. Sticking to your summer diet has never been easier!
- Eating healthy is a snap at Snap Kitchen, where everything is made with no gluten, no artificial preservatives, no antibiotics, no added hormones and no artificial colors or flavors. Savory and sweet meals and snacks are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as meal plans to help you prep for the week. You’ll love the BBQ Chicken Plate, Chicken Chile Enchiladas or Chicken Fried Broccoli Rice – all of which are under 400 calories! Just grab it and go. It’s the best mid-day fuel you could ask for.
- The pastel-colored hair and nose rings are just the beginning of what makes best friends Danni and Kris unique. You will love their “quirky-cool vibes” even more in person when they perform at Mercy Wine Bar this Friday from 8-11 p.m. Can’t get enough? Listen to their full-length album Mountain Sounds on all listening platforms now. Rounding out the rest of the weekend includes easy-listening musician JJMAX from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, and sophisticated American pop classics singer Corey Breedlove from 7-9 p.m. Sunday.
- A burst of color, details and beauty can be seen in Takashi Murakami’s “Retro Retrospective” exhibit, opening at Martin Lawrence Galleries from 6-8 p.m. June 22. This artwork, which is coming from Murakami’s studio in Japan, is dubbed “Superflat” by Murakami, as a tribute to the two-dimensional style of Japanese cartoons, a reference to high-tech flat-screens, and a smashing of distinctions between fine art and commercial art. No matter what else, it’s beautiful and should not be missed.
- It’s that time again – goat yoga time! Join GYR Goat Yoga (also known as GOGA) for a fun, sweaty, adorable morning. Goat Yoga is taking place at 10 a.m. June 22 at Addison Circle Park, where yogis of all fitness levels are invited to namaste, take photos and pet the cute goats. Don’t forget to bring your own mat and be prepared for anything – spoiler alert: goats are not potty trained!