7 Things To Do This Week (4/28-5/2)

Let your worries go and enjoy time with friends in Addison! Order fruity cocktails and enjoy nice weather on a patio of one of Addison’s bars. Pick up comforting and delicious pasta at a local restaurant, to eat inside or at home. Dress up and dance to live music or see a show – the possibilities are endless! Learn more in our guide of 7 Things To Do This Week.

Happy Hour

Shake Your Berries. Credit: RA Sushi.

Sweet, fruity drinks can be yours at these spots in Addison!

1. Craving something sugary and delicious? Head to RA Sushi to try one of their amazing seasonal drinks, like Shake Your Berries, which is made with vanilla ice cream, strawberry puree, and Stoli Vanil Vodka, then topped with whipped cream and two strawberry-covered Japanese Pocky sticks. Or go for the Pink Passion Punch Bowl made with organic dragon fruit syrup, lemon sour, and strawberry puree and topped with a bottle of Mionetto Prosecco Rose. You can’t go wrong with the Naked Lady Martini, made with Absolut Mango Vodka, Don Q Passion Fruit Rum, mango puree, and passion fruit syrup, shake with a handcrafted lemon sour and topped with MIO Sparkling Sake.

2. Drinking fruity drinks on cool patios is the best way to spend the afternoon! Head to Lazy Dog to try their Hibiscus Margarita, made with Lunazul Tequila, housemade hibiscus sweet and sour, and a salt rim with lime. The Rum Barrel Punch is another fantastic option, made with Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Malibu Coconut Rum, pineapple, orange and pomegranate juices, sweet and sour, sugarcane, and dark rum float. Finally, the Asian Pear is amazing, made with Grey Goose Pear Vodka, Ty Ku Junmai Sake, Dekuyper Sour Apple Pucker, peach schnapps, and housemade sweet and sour.


Seafood pasta. Credit: Ida Claire.

Pasta is always a good idea. Find some at these area restaurants.

3. Pasta is the ultimate comfort food, and Antonio Ristorante has plenty to offer. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, Antonio’s is hosting a Brancaia Wine Pairing Dinner, which will be a six-course dinner paired with Brancaia wines for just $98 per person. You can also sign up for one of their Tasting Tuesday events, where wine experts will guide you through a hand-picked selection of three Italian wines paired with three heavy hors d’oeuvres for $30. Can’t get enough? Just head to the restaurant and order your favorite pasta or Italian entrée dish – you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu!

4. Did you know that Ida Claire also makes a mean pasta? Try their seafood pasta, made with Gulf shrimp, crawfish, bacon, sauce piquant, herbed tomatoes, green onions, garlic, red chili flakes, fettuccine, and white wine cream. You can also order the blackened redfish, which is served with Orzo pasta, spinach, tomato, and crawfish cream. While you’re there, don’t forget to order one of the amazing Ida’s Pies for dessert!


Check out live music at Memphis!

Dance and jive to live music at Memphis this week!

5. Live music starts Wednesday night at Memphis, when Lost Boys take the stage. Thursday, you can hear Big Daddy and Friday will feature Live 5. Music plays every Wednesday-Saturday night from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.



Arts and Entertainment

Raymond Gibby
“Song Dog.” Credit: Southwest Gallery.

New art exhibits and live performances are available in the Corridor!

6. Raymond Gibby’s solo Wildlife Sculpture Exhibit is now open at Southwest Gallery. There are 30 new wildlife sculptures available. Gibby grew up in Southern California, where he developed a love of the outdoors and wildlife. His works are now seen in private and corporate collections across the nation. He said, “The desire and power to create is our divine heritage.”

7. Andrew Santino is performing at the Addison Improv this Friday-Sunday! Santino has been in The Disaster Artist, starring and directed by James Franco, and he starred in “I’m Dying Up Here” and “Dave.” He got his start acting and writing on the final season of “PUNK’D” for MTV, and has also guest starred on Adult Swim’s “Children’s Hospital,” Netflix’s “Arrested Development,” HBO’s “Family Tree,” NBC’s “The Office,” FX’s “The League,” and Hulu’s “Deadbeat.”

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