9 Things To Do This Week (7/31-8/4)

Welcome to August, a month of summer fun, amazing drinks and weekly events – think of it as the last party before school starts again. This week, sip on a cool watermelon margarita or fruity sangria, fill up on hot barbecue lunches and dance the night away at the Vitruvian Salsa Festival! Find all the details in our guide of 9 Things To Do This Week. Wear your favorite summer neons and denim shorts, rub on some SPF 30 and invite your friends to join you for a weekend to remember! 

Happy Hour

Try seasonal drink and food specials at happy hour inside Village on the Parkway!

  1. Treat yourself to Pig Candy Grilled Cheese, Jackfruit Falafel Tacos and Peking Pork Belly Pancakes from 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday at Lazy Dog. These savory and sweet delights are only available for a limited time! While you’re there, you can also get many drafts, wells, wines and hand-crafted cocktails for $3-8 each. We recommend the seasonal watermelon margarita, the tasty house-made sangria made with pomegranate red, white peach or raspberry rose, or the pink lemon drop martini!
  2. Spice up your favorite fruit and cheese by pairing it with liquor! Come in for happy hour at RA Sushi from 3-7 p.m. and 10-11 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 3-11 p.m. Sunday, and try one of their delightful seasonal drinks: the watermelon smash punch bowl (made with Skyy Watermelon Vodka, fresh watermelon, strawberry puree and homemade lime sour), the Blushing Lychee Sangria (Beefeater London Pink Strawberry Gin and Hana Lychee Sake topped with Sofia Sparkling Rose) or the Spiked Cheese Tea (a RumHaven Caribbean Rum with iced tea and a foamy layer of coconut and cream cheese. 


It’s not summer without eating fresh cut barbecue! Try one of these delicious spots in the Corridor. 

  1. For 45 years, Soulman’s Bar-B-Que has been serving mouth-watering meats, heavenly sides and friendly service in Texas. Stop by the Addison location at 3825 Belt Line Road for a chopped beef sandwich smothered in BBQ sauce, a baked potato with all the fixin’s (bacon, sour cream, chives, butter), hot green beans or fried okra and more. Finish this perfect summertime meal with a plate of sweet pecan pie, buttermilk pie or banana pudding! It’s like your mama’s cooking – but better. 
  2. Try a new type of BBQ this weekend by visiting Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Addison. This restaurant provides an authentic Japanese dining experience, where guests share premium cooked meats over a flaming charcoal grill, including the Harami Skirt Steak in Miso Marinade and Certified Angus Kalbi Short Rib in Tare Sweet Soy marinade. The meal is washed down with tasty Japanese sake, shochu and frosty cold beers. It’s barbecue like you’ve never had before! 
  3. Set your alarm, because some of the best barbecue in the Corridor can only be eaten from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and the first Saturday of the month. We’re talking about Cattleack BBQ, located at 13628 Gamma Road in Farmers Branch, near Addison Airport. This amazing food is prepared by Todd David, who has been a barbecue fan for years. Some of the delicious options include brisket, pork or beef ribs, homemade sausages, turkey and more, with loaded baked beans, classic potato salad, cheesy jalapeno grits and more for sides. Try their signature sandwich, the Toddfather, made with brisket, pulled pork and hot link! If you want to try this award-winning food, make sure to show up early – the line fills up fast! 

Live Music 

  1. Sherlock’s Addison is going totally 80s this Friday night as the Mullet Boyz perform live from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. For these guys, it’s business up top and a rock-n-roll party in the back, as they play upbeat tunes throughout the decades, wear colorful costumes and bring a spirited party energy to your evening. 
  2. The lovely sounds of Janice Garner will be filling the bar at Al Biernat’s North this Saturday from 7-10 p.m. Hear this beautiful vocalist perform relaxing jazz and pop standards while you enjoy a drink or a steak dinner. It’s the perfect way to wrap up your weekend!

The Arts 

Laugh out loud when Jimmy O. Yang performs in Addison this weekend! 

  1. You’ve seen him as Jian Yang on Silicon Valley, opposite Mark Wahlberg in Patriot’s Day and in the hit film Crazy Rich Asians, and now you can see Jimmy O. Yang live when he comes to Addison Improv this Friday and Saturday! This Hong Kong native moved to Los Angeles at thirteen and made his TV debut on 2 Broke Girls before appearaing on his first late-night stand-up show on The Arsenio Hall Show. He is also the author of “HOW TO AMERICAN: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents,” and stars in the upcoming film, The Opening Act.

Local Events

Shake your hips at the Vitruvian Salsa Festival, returning to Addison this weekend.

  1. Addison is heating up this weekend, as the Vitruvian Salsa Festival officially kicks off Saturday night from 6-10 p.m. Visit Vitruvian Park to hear Bamuaya perform live, salsa lessons given from 6:30-7 p.m., DJs and salsa dancing all night! There will also be food trucks available if you want to rest and re-fuel. Parking is $10 at the Bella Lane Parking Lot at Vitruvian Park and at the Alfred J. Loos Sports Complex. Invite a date or your friends to let your hair down, show off your dance moves and enjoy a beautiful summer evening!

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