7 Things to Do This Week 8/17 – 8/21

With over 150 special events per year in Addison, there’s always something to do. This week, experience live music and plenty of exciting events that will keep your weekend busy. Read on for your weekend guide, with 7 things to do this week in the North Dallas Corridor.

7 Things to Do This Week 8/17 - 8/21Happy Hour

#1. Sidecar Social

5100 Belt Line Rd., Dallas, TX 75254

Sidecar Social has over 20,000 square feet of space to lounge, listen to live music, sing karaoke, and play games like bocce ball and corn hole. The restaurant has an indoor lounge space as well as a patio with plenty of seating and heaters. Happy hour is every Monday through Friday from 11 am – 6 pm, and deals include $4 call drinks and ½ off house wine by the glass. Their happy hour is the perfect time to sip on a glass of half off pinot grigio while taking on a friend in a game of darts. 


#2. Antonio Ristorante

4985 Addison Cir., Addison, TX 75001

Antonio Ristorante has you covered with fresh, authentic Italian cuisine with a French twist and an extensive wine list that is sure to impress even the pickiest wine lovers. The menu stays updated with seasonal items, farm-fresh ingredients, and daily specials. Try Antonio’s Carbonara, Fettuccine pasta tossed in a cream sauce with black pepper, onions, and white wine, and topped with a poached egg and pancetta paired with a Sauvignon Blanc by the glass or bottle.


#3. Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub & Grill

5100 Belt Line Rd., Addison, TX 75254

Come for the music and stay for the food and drinks at Sherlock’s. With live music every weekend, there’s never a dull day at this British pub. Share the Shepherd’s Pie Bites or Baker St. Nachos with your table while you listen to the live band of the day. For drinks, Sherlock’s offers a wide selection of draft and bottled beer, cocktails, and wine. On this week’s music lineup, Sherlock’s is featuring: Mix Tape on August 19 at 9:45 pm and The Max on August 20 at 9:45 pm.

#4. Pete’s Piano Bar

4980 Belt Line Rd., Dallas, TX 75254

Every night is a party at Pete’s Piano Bar, where entertainers take the stage every night to jam hits from every era on baby grand pianos. Pete’s is the perfect place for a night out with friends, parties, or larger events. The bar is open Wednesday through Saturday from 7 pm to close, and Sunday through Tuesday for events only.

7 Things to Do This Week 8/17 - 8/21#5. Vitruvian Salsa Festival featuring Tumbaka

3966 Vitruvian Way, Addison, TX 75001

Things are heating up this summer in Addison, and we’re not talking about the temperature! Every Saturday night in August, Vitruvian Park is hosting the Vitruvian Salsa Festival! This week, Tumbaka takes the stage to perform live music for the event. Bring your dancing shoes to Vitruvian Park’s Amphitheater for live music, salsa lessons, gourmet food trucks, and more. This week’s festival takes place on August 20 and runs from 6 pm to 10 pm with salsa lessons at 6:30.

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#6. Goat Yoga Addison Circle

4970 Addison Cir., Addison, TX 75001

Dallas County Goat Yoga is bringing its crew of goats to Addison Circle Park this Saturday, August 20 at 9 am. Come and get your yoga on while the goats graze and jump around (or on!) you. Tickets start at $20 and are available for purchase here. Bring your own mat and get ready for an exciting and unique workout experience. There will be time set aside after class to socialize and take photos with the goats.

#7. Addison After Dark – Pints & Pups

4970 Addison Cir., Addison, TX 75001

Calling all dog lovers—your four-legged friend can join in the fun at the Addison After Dark Pints & Pups event on August 20. There’s something for every member of the family at this festival dedicated to dogs and their parents. Canine-focused activities include a pop-up dog park and “arfs” and crafts, while two-legged guests can enjoy live music, food trucks, and complimentary beer sampling from local craft breweries! Join us at Addison Circle Park on August 20 starting at 7 pm.

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