October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to show support for those who have it. This week in the North Dallas Corridor, there are plenty of opportunities to do just that: from buying wine bottles to eating pink sushi rolls to dancing the night away dressed all in pink. Other events to look forward to this week include Addison After Dark’s next installment: Let’s Do The Time Warp, Outcry Youth Theatre’s premiere of a dark play and the 25th Annual Wellness Expo. Read more about it in our guide of 8 Things To Do This Week!
Dress up for happy hour at one of these high-class locations.
- It’s a beautiful evening to put on your best dress or sports coat and take a date to happy hour at Lawry’s The Prime Rib. Come in Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Sunday night from 4:30-7 p.m. to take advantage of $4 domestic beer, $5 glasses of wine, $6 Crown and Down and $1 off all specialty drinks (excluding martinis). In the mood to support a good cause? Through Nov. 27, purchase a Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and J. Lohr wines will donate $3 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of Jerry Lohr’s wife, Carol. Additionally,for every $5 you donate to NBCF through October, Lawry’s will match your donation and Lawry’s VIP members will receive a $10 Bonus Reward. Learn more online.
- Leave work early this week to visit Al Biernat’s North, where happy hour takes place Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday afternoons from 3-7 p.m. All Bar Favorites are $2 off. Wet your lips to a fresh Trecha, made with Jameson, honey, fresh lemon juice and muddled mint leaves; or go for a strong Blackberry Smash, made with Bulleit Rye, muddled blackberries, fresh basil leaves, fresh lime juice and simple syrup. You can also get imported, domestic and Texas beers for $2 off.
- The North Dallas Corridor’s newest Korean restaurant, Burning Rice, is open now! Located at 5000 Beltline Road #310, Burning Rice uses healthy, fresh, locally sourced ingredients to make genuine Korean food. Order a bowl with your choice of rice (everything from spicy to veggie to white, which are all gluten-free). Next: BBQ. The Bulgogi Korean Ribeye is a good choice, or you can also go for the garlic pork tender, BBQ chicken, spicy shrimp and more. Finish it with your favorite veggie toppings and eggs to complete the warm, tasty meal.
- Dining at RA Sushi is always a good idea – especially this month when certain purchases will benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Buy a bottle of the light and creamy Sofia Brut Rose. Or, go for the sweet Pink Kimono Lemonade or the strong Piked Pink Kimono Lemonade, made with Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit and Rose Vodka. Finally, order a delicious Hope Roll, made with sweet crab mix, cucumber rolled in pink soy paper and finished with a strawberry mayonnaise. RA Sushi will donate $2 for each item ordered and $4 for each rose bottle purchased. Living Beyond Breast Cancer provides people affected with breast cancer a trusted source of information and a community of support.
Raise money for cancer survivors during the fun Pink Party!
- Who says fundraisers have to be boring? Sidecar Social is hosting a Pink Party from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 19 to raise money for cancer survivors. This event is all about the pink – neon, hot pink, fuschia, rose and everything in between! Where your favorite all-pink outfit and come out to raise money for the Joan Katz Breast Center to support those affected by breast cancer. You can also buy pink wearables, which supports the cause as well. During the evening, Elevation will be performing live music – everything from ‘50s bops to current hits. Don’t miss this fun evening for a good cause!
- Interested in dark, dramatic stories? Then come out to see Outcry Youth Theatre’s premiere of The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe this Friday night at 7:30 p.m., and other shows throughout the weekend. This story focuses on the famous writer, Poe, who is haunted by his characters, his past and the dead. During this haunting evening, some of his most famous stories and poems come to life before him: The Black Cat, The Masque of the Red Death, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart and more. Warning: those who are easily spooked should stay away.
Watch a scary movie with the community or learn more about your health in Addison this week.
- It’s about to get spooky in Addison! This Saturday night at 7 p.m., The Town of Addison is hosting Addison After Dark: Let’s Do the Time Warp featuring the first ever outdoor screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show! Dress up as Brad, Janet, Dr. Frank N. Furter or another zany character and enjoy this interactive film screening (prop kits are available to purchase on-site). Afterward, the party continues with a glow dance party featuring DJ Austin Holtzman and a RHPS costume contest! While there, be sure to purchase a bite to eat from Just Encased, Street Bites: Food Truck and Taylor’s Sweet Shop, and a drink from America’s Finest Beverage Catering. This free event is a great way to get you in the Halloween spirit!
- Refresh your mind, body and spirit at the 25th Annual Wellness Expo at the Addison Conference Centre on Saturday and Sunday. Over 100 exhibitors will be at this event, showcasing their products and services focused on health for the mind, body and spirit. You can shop for energized jewelry and stones, and experience bodywork, Reiki, reflexology and intuitive readings among other things. Tickets are $7 a person, with children under 12 and adults over 65 free.