It’s never too soon to make your weekend plans. Now that your weekend guide is here, it’s time to start planning. It’s an exciting week for the arts, as you have the opportunity to see a live musical or work from oil painters all over the continent. If the arts aren’t your thing, there’s plenty of food, happy hour, and live music spots to enjoy.
15701 Quorum Dr., Addison, TX 75001
Astoria Caffe is a caffe by day and a wine lounge by night. Their extensive wine list features a collection of reds, whites, and sparkling wines. Happy hour specials are offered every day from 4 pm to 7 pm, where you can get your favorite wines for a discounted price. All wines by the glass are $1, and you can get a variety of bottles at a discount. View their full happy hour menu here.
#2. Potbelly Sandwich Shop
4945 Belt Line Rd., Dallas, TX 75254
Potbelly serves up toasted, melty subs, salads, and soups. They offer a dozen sub combos, including vegetarian options, so there’s plenty to choose from for all tastes. Make your sandwich BIG to add more meat and cheese, or skinny to include less. Pair your sandwich with a half order of soup or salad, or choose a side of chips and a pickle.
#3. Mendocino Farms
5294 Belt Line Rd. Suite 105, Addison, TX 75254
Mendocino Farms is a family business committed to serving up creative sandwiches and salads with farm-fresh ingredients. Their sandwiches range from a classic Mendo’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich to a more adventurous Pork Belly Banh Mi. Whether you want to play it safe or explore new flavors, Mendocino Farms is a perfect spot.
#4. Gloria’s Latin Cuisine
5100 Belt Line Rd. Suite 864, Addison, TX 75254
If you like Latin music and salsa dancing, then Gloria’s is the place for you. When dinner ends, the party begins at this Latin-inspired restaurant turned nightclub. Local Latin bands and DJs throw down the hottest tracks on stage until 2 am, and the restaurant opens up to a dance floor perfect for dancing the night away. The cover is $15 and the dress code is enforced, so be sure you’re dressed to impress in smart, upscale style.
#5. Sidecar Social
5100 Belt Line Rd., Addison, TX 75254
There’s live music 7 days of the week at Sidecar Social! On Mondays, it’s open mic night with Rick Curcio. Tuesdays, DJ Joe Vega takes the stage for Turnback Tuesdays. On Wednesday, it’s live band karaoke with Time Machine! Every other day of the week, rotating artists and DJs are scheduled. View the full entertainment calendar here.
#6. The Bridges of Madison County: In Concert at WaterTower Theatre
15650 Addison Rd., Addison, TX 75001
This week only, between September 7-11, WaterTower Theatre is presenting The Bridges of Madison County at the Addison Theatre Centre. This musical is based on the best-selling novel and developed by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman. Join the WaterTower Theatre during one of their 6 show times to watch this fantastic production. Admission is $46 (includes a $3.00 service charge), view showtimes and purchase your tickets here.
#7. Oil Painters of America at Southwest Gallery
4500 Sigma Rd., Dallas, TX 75244
This year’s Oil Painters of American Westers Regional exhibition will be hosted by Southwest Gallery. Oil Painters of America is a non-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 artists throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The event takes place on September 10 from 1 to 5 pm, where you’ll have the chance to see some of the artists’ amazing work and view an award ceremony at 4 pm.