Created by Deanna and dedicated to crew in the Fort Lauderdale area. Showcasing the latest and best places, events and current news.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Monster Jam will be at the BB&T Center this weekend (8/11-8/12). There will be three shows, two on Saturday, and one on Sunday. The trucks scheduled to be at the event are Grave Digger, El Toro Loco, FTI Torque, Ice Cream Man, Razin Kane, and Xtermigator. Tickets start at $20, and are available on Ticketmaster's website. Location: BB&T Center 1 Panther Pkwy, Sunrise, FL 33323 *Please wear closed toed shoes*
Are you interested in testing your knowledge, and maybe even winning a prize?LauderAle Brewery & Tap Room has weekly trivia nights every Wednesday from 7-9pm. The prize for 1st Place is $30, 2nd Place is $20, and 3rd Place is $10. They have $4 cold beer specials, and a different food truck is there each week. For more information, visit LauderAle's website.
Location: 3305 SE 14th Ave Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
This Saturday, July 28th, Barrel of Monks Brewing will have their first ever Wet & Wild Beer Bash. They will have a homemade slip n' slide, so you can beat this Florida heat! There will be live music, food trucks, and special water events as well. There is no admission charge, but drinks require tickets. You can buy individual drink tickets, or a $45 "all you can drink" ticket at the event. For more information, visit Barrel of Monks Brewing's website.
Location: 1141 S Rogers Cir #5 Boca Raton, FL 33487
Last Saturday night I went to Ft. Lauderdale Beach, and stumbled upon Rock Bar/Sangrias. It's literally across the street from the sand, the seats are outdoors (with a roof above of course), and inside is a dance floor. They have food, drinks, and even hookah! I ordered their strawberry flavored hookah, and really enjoyed it. Everyone at the table gets their own "straw" to use. I also ordered nachos, some tacos, and a blue sky margarita (pictured below). They have a 2 for $25 deal on the margaritas, so if you can't drink two 45 oz. margaritas, bring a friend so they can drink the other one. If you would like more information or to see their menu, visit their website.
Address: 219 S. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Cirque du Soleil's Crystal show is coming to the BB&T Center from July 18-29th. For the first time in this company's history, all the performances will be on ice. There are 15 shows scheduled, so you won't miss out. This is a great way to avoid the hot, summer weather, and still get some entertainment. Please visit BB&T Center's Website for more information, and to purchase tickets online.
Location: BB&T Center 1 Panther Pkwy. Sunrise, FL 33323
This Saturday (7/14) is the 7th Annual Boca Burger Battle from 6-10pm at
Sanborn Square Park. Enjoy unlimited burgers and bites, and vote for your favorite burger creation. There will be live music, craft beer, summer wines, and a retail bazaar. Tickets are available online at Boca Burger Battle's website. VIP tickets are $75 and General Admission are $50.
Location: Sanborn Square Park 72 N. Federal Highway Downtown Boca Raton, FL 33432
This Thursday-Sunday is the Florida Supercon, South Florida's largest comic, anime, gaming, and pop convention. You can get an autograph from William Shatner, as well as other television/movie stars, voice actors, wrestlers, and comic creators. Tons of events are scheduled during the convention, and numerous vendors will be there to sell all types of comics and other cool products. Dress up like your favorite comic book character, and you might end up winning a contest. Tickets are only available online at Florida Supercon's website. Unfortunately, all Multi-Day tickets are sold out.
Address: Broward County Convention Center-1950 Eisenhower Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
This Saturday, July 7th is World Chocolate Day, so head over to Exquisito Chocolates and go on a factory tour! You can imagine you're in Willy Wonka's Factory, and watch them turn cacao beans into chocolate. You can taste several products during the tour. Visitors are required to wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, and they provide helmets. The tours last 45-60 minutes, and tickets cost $15. If you would like to go, tickets should be purchased on their website prior to arriving at the factory. For more information visit Exquisito Chocolates Website. Location: 2606 SW 8th Street Miami, Fl. 33135
There will be plenty of fireworks all around this Wednesday night, but Fort Lauderdale Beach will no doubt have the best display. The city will have a 4th of July Spectacular from Noon-9:30PM, and the event is FREE! There is going to be live music, beach games, and contests. You can even compete in a hot dog or apple pie eating contest. At 9:00PM, they will have their fireworks display simulcast to music. If transportation is a concern, there are multiple stress free options for you. Please visit the City of Fort Lauderdale's Website for more information, traffic advisories, and a map.
This Saturday I went to the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale (very fun even if you aren't a kid). After leaving around 1 pm, I stumbled upon a pizzeria close by called Pizza Craft. They have pastas, pizzas, desserts, and even a Sunday Brunch menu. I had an order of their "Famous Crazy Bread" and a meatball pizza. I can't even describe how amazing this food was. The pizza was cooked in a wood burning oven, so the crust was very flavorful. If you feel guilty about eating the carbs, you can take a walk along the Riverwalk afterwards. You can visit their website at http://www.pizzacraftpizzeria.com/.
Location: 330 Himmarshee St #1, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
The biggest Caribbean celebration is this Saturday (6/23) at Jungle Island in Miami. There will be delicious foods from 16 Caribbean nations all in one place, an open bar, music, and entertainment. You can also sign up to win a Caribbean vacation and much more. The event takes place indoors, so there is no concern if it rains. Tickets are available online at Caribbean 305's Website. General admission tickets are $95, and VIP tickets are $125. On-site parking is also available for $8.
Location: Jungle Island 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail Miami, FL 33132
It's Taco Tuesday! The Brass Tap in Fort Lauderdale will have tacos and tequila today from 11:30am-Midnight. The World Cup is going on right now, so you can watch it while enjoying some delicious food. There is a discount on tacos if you purchase a beverage. The cost for tacos are $2 for chicken, veggie, mahi, or pork and $3 for steak or shrimp. They are located at: 551 North Federal Highway Suite 600, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Celebrate Father's Day, this Sunday at Mizner Park. They will have their annual Downtown Drive Car Show from 9am-3pm. Admission is free and there is a parking garage. On top of the many cars that will be showcased, there are plenty of restaurants and stores too! For more information, visit Mizner Park
Address: 327 Plaza Real Suite 315,
Boca Raton, FL
Some say "Laughter is the best medicine", so why not head to Gigi's Music Café for a free prescription? Tonight (6/15) at 8:30pm, there will be a free Comedy Takeover with four comedians. The headliner, Pam Bruno, is called the "Fifth Golden Girl". The Café will also have free drinks during the show. For more information please visit Gigi's Music Café *Reservations are highly recommended* The address is: Sunrise Cinema Strip Mall 4385 NW 88th Ave. Sunrise, FL 33351
Looking for some exciting, indoor entertainment? The Illusionists will be in Ft. Lauderdale from 6/19-6/24. They are a group of five magicians touring the country showing off their acts, all ranging from different aspects of magic. "The Daredevil" shows off his death-defying skills. "The Deductionist" knows every small detail about you. "The Inventor" shows off all of his magical innovations. "The Manipulator" performs fun card tricks. "The Trickster" will crack you up with his hilarious skills. Tickets are available online, starting at $30. For more information visit Broward Center's website Location: Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW 5th Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
This weekend is all about celebrating and protecting our oceans. In Hollywood Beach, there is going to be a March for the Ocean event happening Saturday (June 9th) from 9am-1pm. They will have reggae music, an art contest for the best ocean themed costume, beach clean-up buckets, and ocean advocates. A marching band will lead the parade at 10am. At the halfway point, you can enjoy an icee before heading back to Charnow Park. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/323844068143727/ for more information. The address is: 1500 N. Broadwalk Hollywood, Fl. 33019
The 10th Annual Rum Renaissance Festival is happening in Fort Lauderdale this weekend (June 9-10). There will be dozens of distilleries, importers, producers, distributors, and boutique brands on display for sampling. General Admission is $75 for one day, or $150 for both. VIP is $100 for one day, or $200 for both. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.rumrenaissance.com/tickets/ .
Location: Greater Ft. Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center The hours are 2pm-7pm and VIP get access from 1pm-7pm.
This Saturday (June 9th) will be the kick-off of Dania After Dark. This monthly street festival will occur the second Saturday of every month from 5-10PM. There is free admission, all ages are welcome, and it's pet friendly. There will be live music, pop-up shops, and multiple food trucks. They will also have different DIY activities programmed for each event.
Free parking is available at the garage located on SW 3rd Ave (Just north of SW 1st St) Location is: SW 1st Ave, Between 1st St & Dania Beach Blvd
This weekend it's supposed to be beautiful, so go out and enjoy yourselves! Tomorrow (6/2) from 3-5pm, Tarpon River Brewing will be having the 2018 Beer Olympics. There will be competitions for Ping Pong, Beer Pong, Cornhole, and Flip Cup. The winning team gets a prize. All ticket proceeds go directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. There's nothing better than having some fun, and helping kick cancer's behind at the same time!
Now that those long, rainy days are behind us for a bit, it's the perfect time to go hit a basket of golf balls at Aqua Golf Driving Range. Unlike a normal range with grass, this range sits on a 20 acre lake. If you don't have any golf clubs, NO problem! They have clubs that you can rent when you visit. If you've ever seen "There's Something About Mary", this is the location that Cameron Diaz went to. If you would like to get better at golfing, or don't know anything about golf, they have lessons. If you check their website, they have a Buy 2 Get 1 Free Lesson Special going on right now. They also have coupons online that you can use on a lesson, golf gloves, or a basket of golf balls. If you'd like more information, their website is www.aquagolfrange.com Address: 2250 South Park Road Pembroke Park, FL 33009
Did you know that May is designated "National Physical Fitness and Sports Month"? There is a FREE event tomorrow, May 19th (9am - 1pm) at the PATCH Garden in Dania Beach that is full of fun and fitness for everyone. There will be local exhibitors, healthy food samples, an organic produce market, sports, games, crafts, and much more. Be sure to bring a towel or mat, and enjoy some Yoga (for all ages).
The Location is 1201 W Dania Beach Blvd. Dania Beach, FL 33004 If you'd like more information, please visit their website http://thepatchgarden.com/
If you love art, seafood, or music, this weekend will be perfect for you! This Saturday-Sunday is the 6th Annual Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration. It's a FREE event, and will happen "rain or shine". The event will feature a live hit tribute band, favorite local bands, live performance art, art vendors, family activities, and seafood galore. There will be free parking at the Casino at Dania Beach & City Center Garage. The location will be at: Frost Park 300 NE 2nd St. Dania Beach, FL 33004 **There is a chance of rain this weekend, so be sure to take some rain gear.**
If you're looking for local grown and sourced produce, eggs, honey, and meats, then you have to stop by Marando Farms in Ft. Lauderdale. They have an awesome juice bar inside called Zen Bar, where you can get a fresh made smoothie, fruit bowl, or juice. Don't forget to say "Hi" to one of the goats, chickens, or pigs outside before you go.
They are located at 1401 SW 1st Ave. Ft Lauderdale, FL 33315.