8 Things To Do This Week (1/8-1/12)

Now that the holidays are over, we can’t help feeling a mixture of sad and relieved. There are no more twinkling lights around Town, but we can also get back on schedule and avoid seeing those relatives for another year (if you know what I mean). If you are feeling the winter blues, then check out our guide of 8 Things To Do This Week in the Corridor. You can find happy hour specials, recommendations on amazing Italian food, live music spots, entertainment and local events to check out. From karaoke to goat yoga, there is something for everyone!

Happy Hour

Going back to work after vacation is hard for everyone – make it a little easier by checking out one of these happy hours.

1. Beer, booze and burgers for just $5? Yes, please! Head to Hopdoddy Burger Bar weekdays from 3-6:30 p.m. to take advantage of their amazing $5 happy hour deals. You can get select craft drafts, all wine, shareables and boozy drinks for just $5. This month, you can also get the El Diablo for $5, a burger topped with pepper jack, habaneros, serranos, caramelized onions, salsa roja, chipotle aioli, lettuce and tomatoes.

  1. Happy hour at Lazy Dog is open late, so you can get there whenever you get off work. Come in from 3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 9-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday to take advantage of these specials: 16oz Lazy Dog house drafts, flat rock merlot or chardonnay, well drinks, Lunazul Reposado margarita, Sailor Jerry rum and coke, house-made sangria, cucumber and mint martini, Cowboy Up (16oz house draft plus a shot of whiskey) and more for just $3-8 each.


Photo credit: Ferrari’s Italian Villa.

Cold weather means the perfect time for comfort food!

3. Warm pasta, spicy sauce, fresh ingredients and a cozy, feels-like-home atmosphere awaits you at Ferrari’s Italian Villa. This family-owned restaurant offers authentic Italian cuisine that fills your stomach and soul with its deliciousness. You can’t go wrong with the Lasagna Al Forno, made with Mamma’s special style meat, cream, tomatoes and parmigiano; or the Linguini con Vongole, which is linguini pasta tossed with little neck clams, garlic, white wine and garden herbs. Of course, you can also get fish and steak as well as one-of-a-kind sides and sweet desserts.

  1. Another wonderful restaurant to try is Kenny’s Italian Kitchen, known for their famous Midnight Meatballs. Start with those for an appetizer (or try the Bruschetta or crab-stuffed mushrooms), then you’ll be ready for the main course: everything from lasagna to baked ziti to gnocchi asiago to four-cheese ravioli is on the pasta menu, ready to delight your taste buds. You can also get chicken, veal, steak or seafood if you prefer. Wash it down with red wine and finish your meal by indulging in an amazing Italian treat.

Live Music

Kick back and enjoy some live music in the Corridor.

5. This week is filled with live music at Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub. On Wednesday, you make the music during Rockstar Fantasy Karaoke, hosted by Time Machine. On Thursday, DJ Chirinos in the Mix will entertain guests, followed by Swagger on Friday. And Saturday night, Inversion will perform live – an 11-piece variety dance band that brings a fun mix of melodies to their performances to help audiences get out and dance.

The Arts

Shapel Lacey at Addison Improv.

Support the arts by seeing a live show in Addison.

6. The Other Side is coming to the Addison Conference and Theatre Centre at 7 p.m. Jan. 11! According to its website, “This groundbreaking play is a tribute to a life of tragedies turned triumphant!” It’s a lesson from the other side that everyone wants to hear, but no one wants to say. Catch this inspirational show this Saturday night.

7. How many chances do you get to see a punk rocker, turned award-winning competitive cheerleader, turned comedian perform live? Now you can – Shapel Lacey is coming to Addison Improv this Thursday-Sunday! He has performed at the 2019 Sonic Temple Music Festival, Comedy Central’s Clusterfest and was named “New Face” at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Buy tickets today.


Local Events

Photo credit: Goat Yoga Richardson.

Put your yoga pants to good use at Goat Yoga in Addison!

8. The Addison Athletic Club in partnership with Goat Yoga Richardson is hosting Goat Yoga this Saturday from 2-3 p.m. at Addison Circle Park. Wear your warmest gear and come out for a chance to stretch, relax and enjoy the presence of these adorable animals. Tickets are just $20 if you bring your own mat or $30 if you want to rent one.




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