8 Things To Do This Week (9/8-9/12)

It’s a good weekend to live in Addison. With amazing arts and entertainment, fantastic live music, free events, delicious Mexican food, and cool local breweries, the tricky part will be finding time to fit everything in! Our guide of 7 Things To Do This Week has everything you need to make the rest of your week special, whether you are needing some fun-filled solo time or looking for some new things to do with friends.

Happy Hour

Grab a beer at Bitter Sisters! Credit: Bitter Sisters Brewery.

Support local businesses by trying one of these awesome Corridor breweries.

1. Craft brew just tastes better when you know it was created in your hometown. Head to Bitter Sisters Brewing Company for a tour and tasting this week. For $15, you will get a guided tour of the facility, three drink tickets, and a Bitter Sisters pint glass. You can also order canned beer or growlers to-go, so you can drink it all weekend long at home. Call 972-479-0949 for more information on booking a tour.

2. Located in Farmers Branch, the ODD Muse Brewing Company is another fantastic local choice. In addition to creating really good beer, ODD Muse also partners with local artists and musicians to celebrate art. They host trivia nights, painting nights, and other events to engage the community. Call 214-200-3172 for more information.

Food

Tacos are always a good idea. Credit: El Rincon Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar.

Craving Tex-Mex? We’ve got you covered!

3. When that Mexican food craving hits, head to El Rincon Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar, with many options of delicious margaritas to pair with amazing appetizers, tacos, and entrees. Start with Queso Cargado, loaded with seasoned ground beef, pico, sour cream and guacamole. Then, order steaming fajitas, mouth-watering enchiladas, spicy tacos, or flavorful soups and salads. Finish with flan, tres leches, sopapillas, or churros for dessert!

4. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors at Taqueria La Ventana, where you can get Mexican street food to eat on an on-site patio. Start by choosing a taco, bowl, burrito, or quesadilla. Then, you can add your choice of beef, pork, chicken, shrimp or veggies, add your favorite toppings, and request chips with your favorite dip. They also offer salads, breakfast foods, and large orders for your next family get-together.

Music

Catch live music all weekend long at Sidecar Social! Credit: CHERRY.

There’s a full lineup of live music at Sidecar Social this week!

5. On Friday, Sidecar Social is hosting Dylan Westmoreland at 7 p.m., followed by Limelight at 9 p.m. Then on Saturday, you can jam out to Eddie Aguilar at 7 p.m. and CHERRY at midnight. Of course, this week also marks the beginning of the NFL season, so you can cheer on the Dallas Cowboys as they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the watch party, beginning at 7:20 p.m. Thursday.

 

Arts and Entertainment

The last Vitruvian Nights Live event of the summer happens this week. Credit: Bidi Bidi Banda.

Celebrate the end of summer with live theatre or a free concert series.

6. This is the last Vitruvian Nights Live event of the summer! Come to Vitruvian Park this Thursday, September 9, from 7-9:30 p.m. to listen to live music, play outdoor lawn games, and grab a bite to eat from one of the many on-site food trucks. This week’s performance will be from Bidi Bidi Banda, a Selena Tribute Band. This event is free, with free parking available at Vitruvian Park in the Bella Lane and Ponte Avenue parking lots. Invite your friends to come out and enjoy the last free concert of the season with you.

7. Chicago in the 1950s. The American Dream. Moral responsibility. Water Tower Theatre’s production of A Raisin in the Sun tackles heavy topics in a beautiful way, and you don’t want to miss it! This is the last week to see the Tony Award-winning drama, written by Lorraine Hansberry, which tells the story of the Black family called the Youngers, whose yearning for the American Dream has them moving to a home in a majority white community. Tickets are available Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

8. Located at 4798 Airport Parkway, Addison Fire Station 1 is hosting a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 this Saturday at 9 a.m. This is your chance to h honor those we lost on that tragic day two decades ago, while at the same time showing support for our local Addison fire department.

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