7 Things To Do This Week (2/10-2/14)

Love is in the air this week in Addison! Valentine’s weekend is supposed to be cold, so bundle up if you go out or use this as a perfect excuse to stay in and cuddle with your sweetheart. Whether you are looking for sweet treats, cool happy hour drinks, or live entertainment to keep you busy this weekend, you’ve come to the right place! Below, you’ll find our guide of 7 Things To Do This Week to make your Valentine’s Day extra special.

Happy Hour

Enjoy a Valentine’s-themed cocktail this week in Addison.

Sip on a sweet cocktail in Addison this weekend.

1. Visit Public School 972 this weekend, from Feb. 13-15, to get 50 percent off wine and $5 dessert with an entrée purchase. Happy hour is every Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m., where you can get well drinks for $4, sangria and glasses of wine for $5, premium drinks for $6, $3 off all draft beers, and signature cocktails for $8, including the Crushed Velvet made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, blackberries, blueberries, lavender and ginger beer.

2. Happy hour is from 3-7 p.m. at Stirr, where you can get half-priced shared plates, half-priced flatbreads, $3 off signature cocktails, $2 off wine by the glass, and $1 off beer. Some of the unique cocktails you can try include the Femme Faaise, made with Grey Goose, strawberry basil syrup, fresh lemon juice and a half strawberry garnish; Smokey Rose, made with Bulliet Bourbon, yellow chartreuse, cranberry juice, fresh lemon juice, cranberry bitters, ginger beer, a lemon wheel and a torched rosemary garnish; or the Winter Sangria, made with house red wine, all spice, pama liquor, triple sec, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, ginger beer and orange juice, garnished with lemon, orange, strawberry and mint.

Food

Order a Sweetheart Box for your sweetheart! Credit: Cinnaholic.

It’s not Valentine’s Day without chocolate covered strawberries! Check out delightful desserts available in the Corridor.

3. If you have a sweet tooth, then head to Cinnaholic to order one of their delicious Valentine’s Day treats. You can order chocolate covered strawberries by the dozen, or chocolate covered strawberry rolls, featuring cinnamon rolls topped with a chocolate covered strawberry, chocolate sauce, powdered sugar and fluffy vanilla frosting. Or try their Sweetheart Box! For $24.99, you can get two customized cinnamon rolls with your choice of one frosting and one topping each, two chocolate covered strawberries, two mini cookies and two brownie bites. Make sure to order ahead by calling 469-778-0115.

4. At Ida Claire, every meal is a delight, starting with breakfast. This Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with Ida’s Red Velvet Pancakes, topped with cream cheese icing, chocolate chips, whipped cream, strawberries, and mint. Later, go for dessert, with your choice of one of Ida’s Pies (chocolate pecan, lemon meringue, strawberry mousse – need I say more?), Scoop Ice Cream or Ding Dong Cake.

Music

Nikki & Ryan. Credit: Sidecar Social.

Live music, karaoke, and Valentine’s parties can all be found at Sidecar Social this week.

5.  Entertainment at Sidecar Social kicks off Wednesday night at 8 p.m., featuring live band karaoke with Time Machine. Later, check out Jesse Jennings at 7 p.m. Thursday, and Live 5 Band at 9 p.m. Friday. Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, join the Stoplight Party with Good Question Band, a fun Valentines-themed party that will have you on your toes all night. Be sure to wear the color of your relationship status, red for taken, yellow for its complicated and green for single. Finally, on Sunday, Valentine’s Day, Nikki & Ryan will take the stage at 7 p.m.

Arts and Entertainment

Red Grant. Credit: Addison Improv.

Take your date out this weekend for a live show or a movie in town.

6. Red Grant has you covered in the laugh department all weekend long at Addison Improv. Grant is a comedian, actor, writer and producer who has appeared in American Hustle, First Sunday, “Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam,” “Reality Bites Back” and more. He also has his own Showtime special, “Caught Red Handed” and Comedy Central Presents’ half-hour special, “Red Grant. He will be performing at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Feb. 12, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 13, and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14.

7. Take your Valentine out for a movie this weekend at AMC Village on the Parkway 9! French Exit stars Michelle Pfeiffer as a penniless Manhattan socialite, who cashes in on the last of her late-husband’s possessions and heads out to Paris to live with her directionless son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges) and a cat named Small Frank, who may embody the spirit of her dead husband, Franklin. Or, go back in time to see The World to Come, a 19th century romance about a farmer’s wife named Abigail (Katherine Waterston) and her new neighbor Tallie (Vanessa Kirby), who are irrevocably drawn to each other as their husbands are either withdrawn or too controlling. It’s romantic and perfect for the holiday!

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