“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers,” said L.M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables. October is almost here, a time to admire nature, catch up with old friends over drinks, and listen to live music on a cool porch. It’s also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, making it a great time to spread awareness about breast cancer and give back to local nonprofit organizations. Find out more in our guide of 7 Things to do This Week, below.
Drinks are always a good idea.
1. At Texas de Brazil, happy hour specials start at just $3! Come in Monday-Friday from 4:30-6 p.m. for $3 domestic beers, $5 glasses of TdB Private Label Wine, $5 Caipirinhas and well cocktails and $7 martinis. Afterward, stay for dinner to enjoy their savory cuts of meat.
2. Every weekday from 4-6:30 p.m., 12 Cuts Steakhouse hosts happy hour. You can get Caipirinhas, Caipiroska, Bloody Marys and Mimos for $7.50. You can also score red wine for $7, and delicious bites – like the empanadas with beef, veggies or cheese, or the chorizo with grilled pork and beef sausage and chimichurri sauce – for $7.50.
Creamy, rich, spicy Italian food is waiting for you in the Corridor!
3. Tasting Tuesdays are back at Antonio Ristorante! Come in for a delicious event, where the culinary team will guide you through a hand-picked selection of three Italian wines paired with three heavy hors d’oeuvres for only $25. Attendance is capped at 24 people, so be sure to make your reservation early! Call 972-458-1010 to reserve your spot for next week. In the meantime, be sure to fill up on delicious authentic Italian food and drinks from their award-winning wine list.
4. Visit Ferrari’s Italian Villa this week for amazing pastas, steaks, salads and other authentic Italian cuisine. For example, their Chilean Sea Bass is amazing, which is oven-roasted and topped with lump crab. Other fantastic options include the Lasagna al Forno, with Mamma’’s special-style meat, cream, tomatoes and parmigiano; Linguini con Vongole, which is linguini pasta tossed with little neck clams, garlic, white wine and garden herbs; or the Ravioli alla Stefano, which is cheese ravioli tossed with mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, cream, tomato sauce and parmigiano.
Live music is happening all weekend at Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub.
5. On Wednesday night at Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub, put your vocal cords to the test with Rockstar Fantasy Karaoke featuring Time Machine. Thursday night, DJ Strick will be in the house, followed by the Jukebox Heroes on Friday. Finally, Hi-Fi High ends the weekend with a bang on Saturday night.
Arts and Entertainment
Support good causes and have fun at the same time in the Corridor.
6. This year, the MK5K hosted by Addison-based Mary Kay is going online! Anytime from October 1-31, sign up for the half marathon, 5k or kids’ race. Then, put on your favorite pink shirt and hit the street in your neighborhood or local park. Entry to this race will benefit the Mary Kay Foundation, which is dedicated to ending women’s cancers and fighting domestic abuse. Participants will have their race t-shirts and swag mailed to them in November.
7. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Galleria Dallas is launching a massive breast cancer awareness program to raise funds for Susan G. Komen of Dallas County and other non-profits. This will include Texas’ largest pink ribbon, spread out on Level I near Center Court. It will also have portraits of inspiring breast cancer survivors, and donations will be accepted for Komen Dallas County. Anyone who gives $500 or more will receive a Gittings photo package, valued at $1,450. The exhibit will be on display from October 1-30.