Presented by James Browns Sweat, the dance party at the Mai-Kai is back: That means funk and soul and punk wafting through a tiki bar, and you feeling punchy after dipping into the Rum Barrel. Back for one night only, Sensitive Side, Mikey Ramirez, and the man himself James Browns Sweat will spin a fresh selection of vinyl and keep it nostalgic. Even if the place gets too packed (this happened last time): Mai-Kai will open another section of the restaurant in the event of crowd overflow.
See, a packed house is imminent: From 10 p.m. to midnight, the happy hour wont include just drinks. Although most everything even beer is half-price, there will also be giveaways from Radio-Active Records for the most stoked dancers on the floor (so if you missed out on Record Store Day last weekend, you can dance your way to some merchandise if youre lucky). And dont fret: The boys will be back in June, this time heavy on the surf tunes, being the official DJs of Mai-Kais tenth-annual Hukilau event. Well keep you posted on this for now, no need to don a lei to party from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show (3599 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.) Call 954-563-3272, or visit maikai.com.
Fri., April 29, 9 p.m., 2011