Temperatures may be starting to cool (no more 100-degree days, please!) but activities in Addison are heating up! From happy hour to seasonal breakfast items, dancing at Vitruvian Salsa Festival to partying with your dog at Addison After Dark: Pints & Pups – even getting hypnotized at Addison Improv! – there is always something to keep you entertained in Addison. Learn more in our guide of 7 Things to do This Week.
From ice-cold margaritas to smooth wines, there’s something for everyone at happy hour.
1. During social hour (11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday) at Sidecar Social, you can get $4 call drinks and ½ off house wine by the glass! But those aren’t the only drink specials you can take advantage of. You can also get ½ price wine bottles on Monday, $3 domestic bottles on Tuesday, $5 martinis on Wednesday, and $5 draft cocktails on Thursday. And if you get hungry, score ½ price flatbreads during late nights after 10 p.m.
2. Happy hour takes place from 3-6 p.m. at Vidorra, where you can get $4 Dos XX, Modelo, Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Light, and Mich Ultra; $5 house red, white or sparkling wine; $6 Vidorrita (on the rocks or frozen), and a $30 large format Vidorrita. Finally, select appetizers are available half-price. Don’t forget to snap a selfie in the beautiful aesthetic of the restaurant while you’re there!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so be sure to try some of these delicious options in the Corridor!
3. For a limited time, you can get seasonal summer items at Snooze, an A.M. Eatery. These include the L.E.O. Scramble, which are eggs scrambled with lox-style salmon, yellow onions and fresh dill and served with toasted rustic bread, green goddess cream cheese and fried capers; and the Strawberry Shortcakes Pancakes, which are buttermilk pancakes topped with strawberry coulis, strawberry mascarpone, macerated strawberries and almond streusel. Drink options include the Strawberry Martini Mimosa, Lavender Latte, Cucumber Mint Spritzer, Irish Cream Latte, Goin’ Green Bloody, Strawberry Shortkick Margarita, Blood Orange Mimosa, and the Honey Oat Milk Latte.
4. At Astoria Caffe, there are many breakfast items that will start your morning off right. Try an English muffin breakfast, topped with Canadian bacon, sunny side up eggs, swiss cheese, and green mix salad. Or go for a Cheese Croiffle, which is a cross between a croissant and a waffle stuffed with melted feta, Havarti dill and mozzarella cheese. Other options include breakfast platters, pastries, parfait, oatmeal, and more. Pair these with a delicious coffee or spiked morning drink!
Dance the night away at Vitruvian Salsa Festival!
5. Vitruvian Salsa Festival returns to Vitruvian Park this Saturday, August 21, from 6-10 p.m. You can get salsa lessons, followed by live music from Angelucho’s CopaCabana and DJ Colombiano. Feeling tired? Take a break from twirling around the grass to grab a bite to eat at one of the local food trucks. It’s sure to be a good time!
Arts and Entertainment
Drinking craft beer, hanging out with your dog, and getting hypnotized? It’s going to be a great weekend!
6. Bring your furry friend to Addison After Dark: Pints & Pups on Saturday, August 21 at Addison Circle Park. This free event will feature beer sampling from North Texas breweries, products and services for dogs, arts and crafts for humans and pups, a photo booth, live music, food trucks, and more.
7. Be careful before you stare into any swinging pendulums at Addison Improv – you might just get hypnotized! Comedy hypnotist Flip Orley this Thursday-Sunday, where he will perform his super popular (and mesmerizing) show. Orley has helped reshape the image of hypnosis from vaudeville to a hip and edgy act for the MTV generation. He has appeared on the “Today Show,” sold out comedy clubs, and delighted tons of fans on tv and in real life. “It is his uncanny way with subjects, his finely tuned power of suggestion and rapid-fire delivery that keep audiences coming back for more,” according to his bio. The best part? He’s not there to humiliate his subjects – he tries to bring out their creativity with respect to delight onlookers and the volunteers. Tickets are available at 8 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.