The day following a mid-week holiday should allow for coasting. We need HOV lane mannequins to place at our desks and recordings of typing sounds -- think Ferris Bueller meets 9 to 5. Hang in there, kiddo. We're going to get you drunk again in no time.
There is no shortage of parties this weekend: Check out the opening at Kettle Art, a running of the bulls bash at Cafe Madrid, Laser Floyd and a flapper-themed dance party at the Church. I dare you to go to all of them. Be a pal and share this list with your friends, everyone needs a little extra emotional support on the fifth of July. Go ahead and click the event titles for more details. Now, let's do this.
Thursday 7.5 Havana Nights at the W -- Celebrate summer's sexy, sweatier side every Thursday evening (7 to 9 p.m.) at the W's Living Room Bar for Havana Nights. You'll get a flight of rum for $25 that comes with a complimentary hand-rolled cigar and since it's the W, probably an investment banker chaser as well.
Brewery Tours at Deep Ellum Brewing Company -- Enter the hoppy inner sanctum of this local brewing temple and sample its finest offerings. Ten bucks gets you access to booze and live music. There are also food trucks on site to assist you with absorption.