7 Things To Do This Week (1/20-1/24)

Craving a handcrafted cocktail? In the mood for seafood? Longing to look at new art? Addison has you covered! From sweet happy hour specials to amazing live music to new art exhibits, there is plenty to do in the North Dallas Corridor. Check out our guide of 7Things To Do This Week, below, for more information. 

Happy Hour

Enjoy happy hour specials in Addison. Credit: Vidorra.

Happy hour has never been more beautiful! Grab a drink and take pictures at these fun spots in Addison.

1. The brand-new Vidorra located inside Village on the Parkway is the perfect place to get your happy hour fix this week. Their colorful couches and modern aesthetic are almost as beautiful as their drinks and delicious food. Come in for happy hour from 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday to get $4 Dos XX, Modelo, Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Light and Mich Ultra; $5 house red, house white or sparkling wine; $6 Vidorrita (on the rocks or frozen), El Continuar (made with Bacardi Dragonberry, locally crafted ginger beer, lime juice, blackberry puree and mint) or Dulce Caliente; and $30 large format Vidorrarita. You can also get select appetizers for half-price!

2. Also located in Village on the Parkway is Stirr, another gorgeous restaurant! Happy hour takes place from 3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, where you can get $1 off beer, $2 off wine by the glass, and $3 off specialty cocktails, as well as ½ off select shareables and flatbreads. Some of the amazing cocktail options you can get include: Don’t Fear the Reaper, made with El Silencio Mezcal, Patron Reposado, fresh lime juice, Reaper agave and charred pepper garnish; Femme Fraise, made with Grey Goose, strawberry basil syrup, fresh lemon juice and half strawberry garnish; and Smokey Rose, made with Bulliet bourbon, yellow chartreuse, cranberry juice, fresh lemon juice, cranberry bitters, ginger beer, lemon wheel and a torched rosemary garnish.


Delicious seafood can be yours this week! Credit: Hudson House.

Fresh seafood is always a good idea! Check out these places in Addison for a delicious bite.

3. The Louisiana boiled crawfish is a must-have at Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse, but there are many more wonderful options to try as well. Order crab by the pound, boiled shrimp, shellfish, pasta, po-boys, gumbos, salads and a host of signature dishes. Be sure to check out their Facebook page every day to check out their daily specials on catfish tacos, crawfish, broiled catfish salad and many more delicious choices.

4. Visit Hudson House this week for an amazing dinner from the raw bar, the Atlantic catch of the day or the specialty towers. Options include oysters, tuna tartare, sesame tuna, maple salmon, redfish, fish tacos, shrimp scampi, chicken parm and more. One can’t-miss option is a bouquet of specialty oysters, snow crab claws, tuna tartare and shrimp cocktail. Finally, finish your meal with a dessert of key lime pie, chocolate silk pie and blackberry cobbler.


Big Daddy Band is performing at Memphis! Credit: Big Daddy Band.

Enjoy the weekend with lively music at Memphis!

5. Loud music and dancing is what Memphis is known for! Come in this weekend to hear Big Daddy play on Thursday, Mars Hill on Friday and Overdrive on Saturday at 10 p.m. each night. Memphis is following strict social distancing guidelines to keep everyone safe during these difficult times. Call 972-386-5151 for more information.




Arts and Entertainment

Melvin Warren “Approaching Storm.” Credit: Southwest Gallery.

Browse local art this week, then take some home to brighten up any space!

6. At Southwest Gallery, you can tour art that showcases the early days of the Wild West, including contemporary and impressionistic landscapes and wildlife. Melvin Warren’s “Approaching Storm” is a stunning oil on canvas, featuring cowboys riding horseback as rain clouds move in the background. Tom Dorr’s “Morning Routine” is an oil on canvas featuring a cowboy saddling his horse, while his trusty dog looks on. Porfirio Salinas’s “Hill Country with Verbena” is another oil on canvas, this one featuring a dirt trail meandering through rolling countryside with lush trees and pretty purple flowers toward a house in the distance.

7. Mark Messersmith’s “The Weight of Everything” exhibit is opening at Valley House Gallery on Jan. 23. This is Messersmith’s fourth solo exhibit at Valley House. According to his artist’s bio, “Mark Messersmith’s paintings read like epic novels, full of richly conceived characters and vividly described vignettes that unite into grand and sweeping narratives.” It will be on display through Feb. 27.

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