Cyclist on White Rock Lake. Photography by Danny Fulgencio

Cyclist on White Rock Lake. Photography by Danny Fulgencio

Wanting to get out after a week of severe weather and power outages? Here’s five things to do in and around Lake Highlands this weekend.

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Watch Hannah Rose perform at the Vector Brewing Taproom 

Friday 6-8 p.m. | 9850 Walnut Hill Lane

Enjoy a refreshing craft beer or one of Vector’s hand-stretched artisanal pizzas while local indie artist Hannah Rose performs from 6 to 8 p.m Friday night. Playing guitar without a pick to create a gentler sound, Rose’s eclectic mix of influences includes Johnny Cash, the Indigo Girls, Gregory Alan Isakov, Lief Vollebekk, and Fleetwood Mac.

Walk, run or cycle White Rock Lake

For neighbors looking for a more active outing this weekend, White Rock Lake offers more than 17 miles of peaceful lakeside trails. With highs expected to remain in the mid 80s, this weekend could be perfect for a calm stroll, challenging run or relaxed bike ride. For cyclists, White Rock Lake Trail offers easy access to the Sante Fe Trail and White Rock Creek Trail.

Grab a cocktail at Goldie’s

9850 Walnut Hill Lane

Lake Highlands’ newest restaurant offers an extensive cocktail selection with adventurous concoctions such as the Gypsy Daisy, made with Tullamore Dew, Creme de Violette, orange juice and lime juice. Gimlets, sbagliata, cherry limeades and a well-developed Martini list give those looking to embibe plenty of options. A varied and extensive wine list, succinct tap selection and a mocktail for $6 ensure that everyone can sit at Goldie’s intimate bar space and feel welcomed. 

Catch a movie at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

6770 Abrams Road

With nine different films showing this weekend, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lake Highlands has plenty of entertainment to offer every age group. Want to bring the kids? Explore the world of imaginary friends with IF or get your lasagna on with The Garfield Movie. Looking for something a little racier? Furiosa: A Mad Max Sage and Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes offer plenty of excitement.

Try a new restaurant at The Hill

8041 Walnut Hill Lane

One of the biggest local culinary explosions in recent memory, The Hill Shopping Center at Walnut Hill and Central Expressway offers both quality and quantity in equal amounts. From family-friendly options such as Wok Star Chinese and Hat Creek Burger Company, to refined date night heavyweights like Kome and Doce Mesas, The Hill has something for everybody.