7 Things To Do This Week (2/12-2/16)

Steal a kiss from your sweetheart because it’s Valentine’s Day weekend in the Corridor! Whether you want romantic drinks (like Love Potion at Public School 972) or you want fun activities (like a sushi-rolling class at RA Sushi), the Corridor has something for you. Or, skip the romance stuff and go to a Tequila Dinner at Cantina Laredo, see Harvey at WaterTower Theatre or workout to keep your heart healthy with the Addison Athletic Club. Learn all about these events and more in our guide of 7 Things To Do This Week.

Happy Hour

Photo courtesy Sangmin Lee. 

Cheers to Valentine’s Day weekend! Find out where to raise a glass with your loved one in the Corridor.

1. Fall in love all over again at Roll of Attraction: A Couples Sushi Rolling Class at 8 p.m. Feb. 12 at RA Sushi. This romantic evening will involve couples making and eating the Soy Crazy for You Roll together, as well as other menu items like Rainbow Roll, Tuna and Salmon Nigiri, two varieties of sake and Sofia Brut Sparkling Rose. This fun, entertaining event is $50 per person.

2. Have a charming evening at Astoria Caffe and Wine Bar in Addison, where you can get happy hour specials every day from 4-7 p.m. or come in Monday for half-priced bottles of wine. Or, make your reservation for Valentine’s Day on Friday night. You can have an intimate evening with your sweetheart, while you drink wine and champagne, enjoy finger foods and try decadent desserts by candlelight.

Food

Photo courtesy Cantina Laredo.

Go on a romantic date or hang out with friends in the Corridor this week!

3. Take your high school sweetheart (or any other type of significant other) out for dinner this Valentine’s Day at Public School 972. This dinner is $48 for two, and includes your choice of starter, entrée and dessert. Begin with some delicious edamame hummus, vegetarian chili or Caesar salad. The main course is your choice of Prime London Sirloin, served with charred green onion chimichurri, truffle aioli and Parmesan truffle fries, or Moroccan Harissa Salmon, served with cannellini beans, zucchini, kale, roasted tomatoes. Finally, share a dessert for two – the Crispy Churros are topped with cinnamon sugar, caramel and spiced chocolate sauce. For $16 more, you can also sip on Love Potion, which is made with Tito’s Homemade Vodka, butterfly pea flower, lavender simple syrup, pavan, lemon juice and lavender bitters.

  1. Not into Valentine’s Day celebrations? Attend Cantina Laredo’s Tequila Dinner instead on Saturday night! At 7 p.m., guests can come in for an exclusive four-course meal featuring distinctive off-the-menu items, paired with cocktails and recommended Jose Cuervo pairings. The first course is Huarache de Nopales, featuring cactus, red pepper and black beans on masa harina spinach huarache with guajillo chile paste. The second course is Sundried Tomato Soup, made with sundried tomato, dry chipotle peppers and white zinfandel. The third course is a choice of pork tenderloin (served with guajillo sauce, grilled pineapple quarters and roast potatoes) or grouper (served with Bermuda onion, diced tomato, avocado, mustard seed Dijon sauce on cilantro lime rice). The evening ends with Dulce de Leche Cheesecake served with La Lachera milk. Tickets are $59.99 per person. Reservations are required and can be made at 972-458-0962.

Live Music

Enjoy classy music at Table 13 in Addison.

5. Starting Wednesday, Table 13 in Addison is hosting live musicians to accompany their Valentine’s Special Prix Fixe Menu, beginning at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday and Friday, Melani Skybell takes the stage. Skybell is a vocalist and classically trained pianist who sings traditional jazz, swing standards, pop classics and more. On Thursday, Henry Munoz will perform, and Marc Toussaint will take the stage Saturday. Make reservations to enjoy this vintage-inspired four course meal with a classic showroom-style entertainment!

The Arts

Jeremiah Johnson as Elwood P. Dowd with Harvey in HARVEY at WTT- photo by Jason Anderson.

See Harvey at WaterTower Theatre this weekend.

6. There’s still time to catch Harvey, WaterTower Theatre’s latest show. See it at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play about Elwood P. Dowd, a polite man with an invisible rabbit named Harvey as a best friend. It’s unique, one-of-a-kind and downright heartwarming!

 

 

Local Events

Take care of your heart by working out with the Addison Athletic Club.

7. The Addison Athletic Club is hosting a Go Red for Heart Health Month this February! Addison residents are invited to attend heart-healthy events every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. At 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, attend Strong – a demanding class that combines muscle conditioning, cardio and plyo training. At 6:15 p.m. Monday is Cardio Dance – a fun, cardio class for all abilities. At 6:15 p.m. Wednesday is Core and Restore – a strengthening and full-body stretching class. And Friday at 9:15 a.m. is Strong and Restore – a demanding class that combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyo training with stretching and mental recovery.

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