7 Things To Do This Week (7/8-7/12)

Triple-digit temperatures. COVID-19 cases rising. Everyone becoming restless – it’s  the perfect time to sip on frozen drinks outside on the porch or curl up in the A/C and stream the newest movies and shows that Netflix has to offer! This weekend, whether you go out to dinner at a local Italian restaurant, or you stay home, mixing drinks from a kit in the Corridor, there is plenty to do to stay entertained. Read all about it and more in our guide of 7 Things To Do This Week ! 

Happy Hour

Frozen drinks at Ida Claire.

Have happy hour at home with these drink kits available in the Corridor!

1. Host your very own picnic in the park (or backyard) this weekend, by ordering drinks and food from Ida Claire. Pick up Ida Claire’s Perfect Picnic Box (serves 2 for $25 or 4 for $50), which comes with bone-in chicken, pimento mac and cheese, large buttermilk biscuits and Richard’s Rainwater. You can also add a delicious bottle of rose to complete the meal or order a Frozen Hurricane or Ida’s Frose that come in sweet drink pouches. Ida’s Frose is made with still rose, strawberry, lime, pineapple and orange curacao, while the Frozen Hurricane is mixed with white and Jamaican rum, passion fruit, strawberry, cane sugar, citrus and house made grenadine.

2. If you prefer to play bartender and mix your own drinks at home, then pick up one of Public School 972’s drink kits. The Crushed Velvet Kit ($35) serves five and includes a 375 ml bottle of Titos, two bottles of Fever Tree Ginger Beer and Black & Blue simple syrup, lavender syrup and lemon juice. Or, go for the Guavalajara ($25), which serves 12 and includes a 375 ml bottle of Jose Cuervo Silver, Guava simple syrup, fresh basil and lemon juice. Mimosa kits, red and white sangria with fruit garnishes, and growlers are also on the menu.


Marco Pizza from Antonio Ristorante.

Comfort food is the best food! Try these delicious Italian dishes in the Corridor.

3. Nothing can warm up your soul and cheer you up during scary times than indulging in mouth-watering, calorie-laden, delicious Italian food! Come by Antonio Ristorante this week from 5-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and from 5-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. If you are in the mood for pizza, try Marco Pizza, made with minced pepperoni, Italian sausage, bacon, mozzarella and Serrano peppers on a fresh, handmade crust. Another tasty option is the Cavatelli Al Funghi, which is fresh cavatelli pasta with olive oil, garlic, wild mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes. Call 972-458-1010 to make your reservation today.

4. Another amazing Italian place in Addison is Ferrari’s Italian Villa and Chop House. Owned by the Secchi family, Ferrari’s offers guests authentic Italian cuisine comprised of recipes that have been in the Secchi family for over 100 years. Go for the amazing Ravioli Alla Stefano, which is cheese ravioli tossed with mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, cream, tomato sauce and parmigiana. Another tasty dinner is the Spinach Pappardelle al Basilico, which is wide-egg spinach pasta tossed with fresh roma tomato sauce, basil and parmigiana. Call 972-980-9898 to make a reservation or place a take-out order. They are open from 5-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and from 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


Live entertainment can be heard every night beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Table 13!

5. You don’t have to go far to hear amazing live music in Addison. Hear live entertainment every night beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Table 13. These include the Marc Toussaint Combo, Melani Skybell and others performing beautiful music while you eat dinner. Space is limited due to social distancing guidelines, so make your reservation today by calling 972-789-9558.

 Arts and Entertainment

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. Credit: Netflix.

Hilarious entertainment is just a click away!

6. Although we still miss going to the movie theatre, it can be equally nice enjoying a nice dinner and a movie at home. This weekend, watch Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga now streaming on Netflix. This funny flick stars Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Demi Lavoato, Dan Stevens and others in this adorable tale about two small-town singers who dream of becoming a pop star at a global music competition. However, scheming rivals, high stacks and onstage mishaps threaten to break them apart. It’s definitely unique!

7. Feeling nostalgic? Watch “The Baby-Sitters Club,” now streaming on Netflix! This TV show is based on Ann M. Martin’s beloved ‘90s books. It’s a modern update on a group of teenage girlfriends and their homegrown babysitting business. Fall in love with Kristy, Claudia, Stacey, Mary Anne and Dawn once again, as they go on wild, babysitting adventures in Stoneybrook, Connecticut.


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