Friday, Feb. 22
Food: TGIF! Cheers to the weekend at Icon Lounge tonight, which hosts Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m., featuring $3 flatbread pizzas and two-for-one well drinks, house wine and domestic beer. Tonight, DJ Viper Huxley will hit the stage beginning at 9:30 p.m., and DJ Royski will perform Saturday.
Event: Comedian Josh Sneed will perform tonight at Rookie’s Sports Theatre and Comedy Club.
Saturday, Feb. 23
Food: Stop by Tinners Event Center for a free open house wine tasting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Republic Beverage will serve wine, light appetizers will be available and local musician Jim Groth will play live music. Visit tinnersgrill.com for more information.
Event: Get ready for Sunday’s Academy Awards with an Oscar movie marathon today. Century Stadium 14 will be showing four nominated films beginning at noon, and tickets are $30. The films being shown are “Argo,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Django Unchained.”
Sunday, Feb. 24
Food: Enjoy lunch or dinner out at Puerto Vallarta. The family Mexican restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and only serves its dinner menu on Sundays, which includes the Puerto Vallarta special (grilled steak and chicken burrito), Luis’ special (sirloin steak and tortillas or the Cancun Platter (seafood). Or come for brunch and enjoy their Huevos entrees, featuring Chorizo con Huevos (Mexican sausage blended with eggs) and Huevos Rancheros (three eggs overeasy with spicy salsa and Monterery Jack cheese) for $9.95.
Event: Apparently, I’m turning this into an Oscar fun weekend. Icon Lounge will offer a Cinema Falls matinee today, featuring one of this year’s Oscar-nominated best foreign language films, “A Royal Affair.” The movie is rated R and based on a forbidden love affair that sparked a revolution in Denmark in the 18th Century. The film will begin promptly at 3 p.m., and tickets are $11.50. You can order in advance at CinemaFalls.com or you can purchase at the door.
And, at this point, it’d be cruel not to remind you that the 85th Academy Awards will air 7:30 p.m. Sunday on ABC. Red carpet (the best part) begins at 6 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 22