Happy Thanksgiving! In the midst of cooking for Turkey Day, make sure you save time for fun. There is a grand opening event happening at the new Anaya’s Seafood in Addison, Thanksgiving meals offered to-go, and a tree lighting ceremony at Vitruvian Lights. Later, relieve stress by seeing a show at Addison Improv or Valley House Gallery! Learn about all this in our guide of 7 Things To Do below.
Take a break from holiday prep by going to happy hour in Addison this weekend!
1. The grand opening of Anaya’s Seafood is happening this weekend! Come by on Nov. 27 for all-day happy hour, where you can get any drink from the cocktail menu for $5. You can also get half-price appetizers, including oysters on the half shell. During the event, you can also listen to live music from 5-8 p.m. Come back for their regular happy hour, all-day Monday-Friday, where you can get $5 house margaritas, house sangria, and house wine, as well as $7 cocktails.
2. Happy hour at Nate’s Seafood happens from Monday-Friday 3-7 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. You can get $1 off most liquor, $2.50 domestic pints, $.50 off regular pints, $1 off most bottled beer, and $1 off most wine. On Thursday and Sunday, you can also get $3 Pacifico bottles, Heineken bottles, and Modelo pints.
Skip the cooking this week by going out to eat for Thanksgiving!
3. For Thanksgiving, Chef Gorji is hosting three- or four-course prix fixe dine-in and takeout items for Thanksgiving. Choose from a Roasted Garlic and Bulgarian Feta or TX Chili and Yogurt over Grilled Chilled Avocado appetizer, then a salad of Baby Greens and Strawberries or Romaine and Kale Caesar. Entrée choices include Grilled Breast of Turkey, Bone-in Pork Chop, Australian Sea Bass and TX Shrimp, Petite Prime Rib Tenderloin, or 3 Cheese Spinach Lasagna. For dessert, you can order strawberries, flourless chocolate cake, and housemade Kefir cheese, Jordan Valley Medjool Date, and Pomegranate Reduction.
4. Eating by yourself this Thanksgiving? Lazy Dog has got you covered! They are offering a Roasted Turkey TV Dinner, perfect for a cozy night in. These include a roasted turkey breast served with house-made gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet corn and celery + onion stuffing, with a salted caramel pumpkin cheesecake and graham cracker crumble for dessert. While you’re there, pick up one of Lazy Dog’s Houses for the Holidays, where you can get a cute gingerbread decorating kit to complete at home that benefits Habitat for Humanity.
The highly anticipated Vitruvian Lights returns to Vitruvian Park this weekend!
5. See the lighting ceremony at Vitruvian Lights this Friday from 6-10 p.m. at Vitruvian Park. There will be a lighting ceremony, free pictures with Santa, live music by Jordan Kahn Orchestra, and more. Guests can also grab dinner at one of the many on-site food trucks, including Cousins Maine Lobster, Dosey Dough Texas, Frios Gourmet Pops, La Casita Bakeshop, Parrot Icce, Ruthie’s Food Trucks, Station One, WaffleOlicious and Yummy Food Truck Group. The event is free and parking is $15 cash only.
Arts and Entertainment
See a show or art exhibit this weekend in Addison.
6. Ms. Pat is coming to Addison Improv this week! Patricia Williams, known as Ms. Pat, is a comedian, author, podcaster, and actress who is raw, in your face, and hilarious! She has a hit multi-cam series based on her life called “The Ms. Pat Show” on BET+, which tells the story of a former convicted felon turned suburban mom whose spirit was formed on the streets of Atlanta, but her and her family are now in conservative middle America. She also has a Netflix comedy special and is still performing live for fans. Tickets are available at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Nov. 26, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 27, and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28.
7. Mary Vernon’s paintings will be on display through January 8 at Valley House Gallery. This is Vernon’s eighth solo exhibition of paintings at Valley House! Vernon, who was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, said about the paintings: “The long tradition of landscape painting is one of conceptual positions and ideas revealed through images recalling the world. Still-life, as an intimate form of landscape, explores the same concerns. Color, the major actor in my painting, transforms my geometric plan. Geometric structure determines the field, color occupies it, navigating through the structure, making space, asserting the presence of things waiting on our recognition.”