7 Things To Do This Week (8/26-8/30)

Exciting things are happening in Addison this week! Kids are back in school, movie theatres have re-opened, and arts and entertainment are alive and well (socially distanced style, of course). This week, grab a cold drink at a local bar’s happy hour. Or, meet a friend for delicious eggs or sweet pancakes at one of Addison’s many brunch spots. Later, see artists create their work live at Southwest Gallery, listen to live music from your car at Addison Weekend Drive-In and catch a movie at the recently re-opened AMC Village on the Parkway 9. Learn more in our guide of 7 Things To Do This Week. 

Happy Hour

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Cool off with a refreshing drink in Addison.

1. Happy hour takes place Monday-Saturday from 2-9 p.m. at Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub. Come in for $5 drinks, including Jameson, Jack Daniels, Espolan Silver, Tito’s and Deep Eddy. You can also get $1.50 off well liquor and house wine, $1 off all draft beer and premium wine, and $5 chicken enders, potato skins, mozzarella sticks, fried pickles and pretzel bites.

2. From social hour to daily specials, there is always a great drink deal at Sidecar Social! Monday-Friday from open-6 p.m. you can get $4 call drinks and ½ off house wine by the glass. Daily specials include ½-price wine bottles on Mondays, $3 domestic drafts on Tuesdays, $5 martinis on Wednesdays and $5 draft cocktails on Thursdays.

Food

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Pancakes and French toast. Credit: Snooze an A.M. Eatery.

If you missed National Waffle Day on Monday, don’t worry: you can enjoy delicious breakfast foods all week in Addison!

3. Visit Benedict’s in Addison, which offers an extensive breakfast menu filled with new, exciting ways to eat eggs, pancakes, waffles, breakfast sandwiches and more. Try the Farmer’s Market Skillet, made with sautéed mushrooms, broccoli, onions, bell pepper, diced tomatoes and hash browns, topped with melted cheese and two basted eggs. Or, go for the spicy Super Mex burrito, which features fresh eggs scrambled with chorizo, cheese, diced avocado, tortilla strips and jalapenos. Another delicious option is one of their famous benedicts. The Baconberry Benedict is made with diced bacon, blackberry preserves, melted Swiss cheese, diced fresh jalapenos, poached eggs and Hollandaise on toasted English muffin halves. No matter what you get, it’s sure to be amazing!

4. Craving something sweet? Find it at Snooze an A.M. Eatery, which has an extensive menu of fresh, healthy, savory and sweet brunch items. Head to the Pancake and French Toast menu to discover your next favorite meal. Blueberry Danish Pancakes are buttermilk pancakes topped with blueberry coulis, sweet cream and almond streusel, surrounding a center of lemony cream cheese filling. Chocolate Chip pancakes are baked with chocolate chips inside and topped with whipped butter and powdered sugar. The Cinnamon Roll Pancakes are filled with white chocolate chips and topped with house-made caramel and vanilla crème, with cinnamon butter and candies pecan. And don’t miss the OMG French Toast, which is fresh brioche stuffed with mascarpone and topped with vanilla crème, caramel, fresh strawberries and toasted coconut.

Music

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Women hanging out at Addison Weekend Drive-In, credit: Town of Addison.

Addison Weekend Drive-In is back!

5. Oh music festivals, how we’ve missed you! Even though it’s not quite the same, Addison Weekend Drive-In is an amazing way to fill that live-music and tasty food void in your life. Simply bring your dinner to Addison Circle and park this Friday or Saturday night from 8:30-10 p.m. to enjoy live music from the comfort of your car. Shot of Benatar, a Pat Benatar tribute band plays Friday night, followed by Even it Up, a Heart tribute band. Make sure to show up when the gates open at 7:30 to ensure you can get a parking spot (only vehicles will be allowed entry).

 

Arts and Entertainment

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Paul Walden “Captured Motion.” Credit: Southwest Gallery.

Watch live art or movies this weekend in Addison!

6. This is the last weekend of the Artists Creating Live! Festival at Southwest Gallery! Come by August 28 and 29 to see Paul Walden, Linda Lucas Hardy and Jewelry Creations by Inga Borgia create their work live for guests to see. Walden was an apprentice in the Germanic school of landscape painting, where he learned classical concepts of composition and color, before he was moved by the current stream of free abstraction in American art and sought a middle ground between the two. Hardy is an award-winning artist, known for her stunning paintings done in colored pencil, and her work has appeared in many art books and magazines.

7. See a movie this weekend! That’s right, AMC Village on the Parkway 9 is officially re-opening Aug. 27 with updated safety procedures in place. One new release is called Words on Bathroom Walls. This romance is about Adam (Charlie Plummer), who was expelled halfway through his senior year and decides to keep his mental illness a secret at his new school. But when he meets Maya (Taylor Russell), an outspoken and smart girl who builds a strong connection with him, he realizes that he doesn’t have to be defined by his condition or let it get in the way of love and happiness.

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