Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, people are smiling more than ever – it’s officially spring! Enjoy this warmer weather by ordering a fruity cocktail during happy hour or trying a light, healthy meal for lunch. This weekend, you can also catch live music or a show in the Corridor. The possibilities are endless! Find out more in our guide of 7 Things To Do This Week, below.
Enjoy a fruity cocktail this weekend!
1. Spring is the best time to enjoy a fruity cocktail, like The Girl Next Door at Stirr. This drink is made with Lillet Blanc, strawberry puree, fresh blackberry and a strawberry skewer. Another great option is the Over the Waterfall, made with Barrel Aged Patron Reposado, housemade watermelon syrup, and fresh lime juice, garnished with a Tajin rim and watermelon. During happy hour (weekdays from 3-7 p.m.), you can get these drinks and other specialty cocktails for $3 off, as well as $2 off wine by the glass and $1 off beer.
2. More fruity drinks can be found at RA Sushi. Right now, there seasonal specials include three drinks: Pink Passion Punch Bowl, made with Don Q Passio Fruit Rum mixed with homemade, organic dragon fruit syrup, lemon sour, strawberry puree and Mionetto Prosecco Rose; Shake Your Berries, made with creamy vanilla ice cream, strawberry puree, Stoli Vanil Vodka, whipped cream and strawberry-covered Japanese Pocky sticks; and Naked Lady Martini, made with Absolut Mango Vodka, Don Q Passion Fruit Rum, mango puree, passion fruit syrup, handcrafted lemon sour, and MIO Sparkling Sake. Happy hour is from 3-7 p.m. and 10 p.m.-close Monday-Saturday, and 3 p.m.-close Sunday.
Spring is the season of fresh food – try some of these delicious, healthy options in Addison.
3. When it comes to vegetables and fruit, Neighborhood Services knows how to make them good. Just try their Crispy Asparagus, covered in a lemon-dill dressing with pecorino. Or, go for their Wedge My Way salad, made with applewood bacon, pear tomato, red onion, and creamy PtR bleu dressing, or the Chicken Cobb-Esque, with wood grilled or crispy chicke, mixed lettuce, pear tomato, bacon, avocado, cucumber, buttermilk ranch house or burnt honey mustard. You can even get a little fresh fruit I your dessert when you order the Boone’s Banana Split, made with banana, ice cream, chocolate ganache, whipped cream, caramel and a cherry on top.
4. Everything you order at Flower Child is made from scratch, using farm-fresh ingredients. They offer healthy and delicious bowls, grains, greens and wraps, as well as lemonade, kombucha and organic wine and beer. You’ll love the “Forbidden” Rice Bowl, made with black pearl, red japonica, snap pea, bok choy, broccoli, carrot, onion, toasted sesame and red chili hoisin. Or, go for the delightful Thai Dye wrap, featuring spicy tofu, Thai basil, avocado, carrot, daikon radish, cilantro and snap peas. Anything you choose will be amazing, filling and fit your diet!
Jam out to live music this Saturday night!
5. Almost every Saturday night, a different band performs at the Lion & Crown in Addison. This week, you can hear the amazing acoustic music of Taylor-DeLatte, made up of Ron Taylor and Darrin DeLatte. This duo plays original music and covers from “the greatest artists of all time!”
Arts and Entertainment
See a live show in Addison.
6. Heather McDonald is coming to Addison Improv this month! McDonald has several stand-up specials, including “JUICY SCOOP” on Amazon Prime Video and “I DON’T MEAN TO BRAG” on Netflix. She has sold out shows at clubs and theatres across the country and is well-known for her honesty about a two-decade-long marriage, two teenage sons, and being a stepmother, as well as her celebrity impressions and Barbie reenactments of TV shows. She will be performing at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. March 26, and 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. March 27.
7. This is the last weekend to see The Night Fairy at Outcry Theatre! This play is about Flory, a young night fairy who is still becoming accustomed to her wings, when she discovers that the world is very big and very dangerous. She is figuring out how to survive, tell others what to do (like the adorable squirrel Skuggle) and defend herself. The show will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 26, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 27 and 2 p.m. March 28 online and in-person at the Studio Theatre in the Addison Theatre Centre.