Lazy summer days are in full swing. Addison residents are either enjoying cold drinks on the patio or lounging in the pool, or they are staying inside as much as possible and soaking up the cool A/C. No matter which type of person you are (likely a mix of both), there is something for you to do this week to stay entertained. Grab a cold pineapple-flavored cocktail at III Forks, enjoy spicy fajitas at Cantina Laredo, or catch a virtual show at WaterTower Theatre of Outcry Theatre. Learn more in our guide of 7 Things To Do This Week below.
Enjoy a socially distanced happy hour in the Corridor!
1. Switch up your normal routine by trying Le Rendezvous, a brand new pour-over cocktail at III Forks in Addison. This amazingly refreshing drink is made with Remy Martin VSOP Cognac, Licor 43, Monin Agave Nectar, pineapple juice, Angostura bitters, fresh lime and orange juices poured over fresh pineapple, orange peel and cinnamon for an enhanced flavor. If you would rather celebrate happy hour at home, order a special drink kit for $14 or $15. You can get the Cosmopolitan, with Effen Vodka, flavors of cranberry, triple sec, lemon zest and lime; Old Fashioned, with Knob Creek Bourbon Whiskey, bitters, cane sugar, orange, cherry and lemon zest; and VIP Bootleg, with heavy creams and Jameson Irish Whiskey.
2. Whether you want to meet up with a few friends after work or host a private party (with plenty of space for guests to remain 6 feet apart), Lawry’s the Prime Rib has you covered. Come in for happy hour from Sunday-Friday from 4:30-7 p.m. to get $4 domestic beer, $5 wine, $6 Crown and Down and $1 off all specialty drinks. You can also get bites from $9-13. Call 972-503-6688 for more information or to book a party.
It’s not summer in Texas without some amazing Tex Mex!
3. Head to Chuy’s in Addison for spicy appetizers, delicious entrees and refreshing margaritas this weekend! Start with the ultimate trifecta: creamy jalapeno sauce, kickin’ salsa fresca and addicting Boom Boom Sauce! For the main course, order some burritos, enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, or to-go family kits. Top it all off with a sweet, frozen watermelon margarita! It’s a little slice of paradise at home.
4. For a more upscale dining experience, head to Cantina Laredo in Addison, which offers authentic Mexican food with a modern twist. Highlights from their menu include the Camaron Poblano Asada, which is grilled steak around poblano pepper with shrimp, mushrooms, onions, Monterey jack cheese and chimichurri sauce. You also can’t go wrong with their mouth-watering fajitas, where you can get fire-charred or grilled chicken breast or skirt steak, served on a bed of caramelized onion and bell peppers, garnished with roasted red pepper and cilantro. These are served with guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, rice, beans and fresh flour tortillas. Wash it down with their Smoky Bluebeery ‘Rita, made with Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Casamigos Mezcal, Blueberry Real and fresh lemon juice topped with lemon.
Rock out to amazing music at Chamberlain’s!
5. There’s nothing like good old rock and roll! Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House is hosting a Summer Music Jam at 6:30 p.m. July 23. Local musician Jimmy Barcus will present songs by Tom Petty, the Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton, Queen, Eric Clapton, the Eagles, Aerosmith, Steve Miller, Elton John, Steely Dan and more. Call 972-934-2467 to reserve your spot.
Arts and Entertainment
Watch an Addison-based live show from the comfort of your home this weekend.
6. WaterTower Theatre is presenting “I Am My Own Wife” via video on demand from now through Aug. 2. This play, based on a true story and inspired by interviews conducted by playwright Doug Wright, tells the story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old German transgender woman who, against all odds, managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime. This Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning play uses more than 30 characters to piece together Mahlsdorf’s complicated and captivating life. It was filmed and is now available to be streamed online. Purchase your ticket, then view the program online. You will be sent a code to watch it at your leisure, between now and August 2.
7. This is the last weekend to see Outcry Theatre’s virtual performance of “Macbeth!” This Shakespeare show, directed by Becca Johnson-Spinos, is about the supernatural, the power of guilt and the dangers of ambition. Watch accomplished Scottish warrior Macbeth, as he receives a prophesy from a trio of witches, claiming he will one day be King. Later, he becomes obsessed with thoughts of taking the crown for himself, and Lady Macbeth, his ruthless wife, pushes him to murder King Duncan to steal the throne. This leads to remorse and paranoia, as Macbeth commits more and more murders, bringing the couple into the realm of insanity. Tickets are just $10, and you will be allowed to watch the performance for 24 hours after the time of purchase.