Time in Florida goes by in dog years - when some place turns 80 here, it's actually the equivalent of 200 somewhere else. Which is why the city of Oakland Park's 80th birthday is cause for celebration. The little town that could has a bright musical heritage, and so music will be the showcase for this particular celebration. Bluegrass bands Alternative Tradition and Cruddy Puppets will rock...er, softly strum their acoustic guitars, while Toni Bishop - who shares some artistic lineage with Oakland Park's most famous resident, bassist Jaco Pastorius - will headline. Show up at Jaco Pastorius park at 7 p.m. The party is free, and will include food and drink for sale. Call 954-630-4500.
Fri., July 3, 7 p.m., 2009