It's October 8. You're riddled with anxiety. All you can do is nail-bite and think: "What the fudge am I gonna be for Halloween?!" October is a month of many splendid fall things but also stresses. To alleviate some of this preholiday horror, we've put together a list of the ten probably best things to do this week in Palm Beach and Broward counties.
To maximize your fun over the next seven days, you will need a pair of Converse, a sense of humor, zombie makeup, and a bikeable bike. Click on for your itinerary.
Monday Night Prohibition Ride, 8 to 11 p.m. at Cooley's Landing, 450 SW 7th Ave., Fort Lauderdale.
This weekly 15-mile ride makes its way around some of the most scenic areas near downtown Fort Lauderdale. This includes time rolling by the beach, through Riverside Park, and Sailboat Bend all the way to Tap 42 for burgers. Bring your lights and endurance. The ride is fast at 15 mph, so slowpokes stay home.
Brown Bag Wednesday Presents WRLD Talent Showcase Tour and Detroit Mixtape Listening Party, 10 p.m. 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Entry is $10. Visit greenroomlive.com.
Brown Bag is the bomb, and sometimes hands on. This week, get famous. DJ Mo Beatz (Big Sean's official DJ) will host a competition for you to perform at WRLD events and shows. Email Music@WrldEnt.Com to participate.
Kreepy Circus with the Reckless Dames and Lonewolf OMB, 9 p.m., 5 Points Lounge, 2608 South Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. 18 and older. Entry is $6.
Even big folks like circus stuff, especially when there are craft beers available for consumption alongside fire eaters. Danger is sexy! The Kreepy Circus includes carnival games, a tattooed lady (probs more than one!), burlesque, bobbing for apples, and prizes. Musical acts include Reckless Dames and Lonewolf OMB.
Jim Gaffigan 9 p.m. at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5555 NW 40 Street, Coconut Creek.
Hot motherfucking Pockets! That's all we gotta say. Jim Gaffigan makes our favorite life topic, food, hilarious. He's the kind of funny that gets you feeling like you're choking on your own laughter.
Mario Cantone, 8 p.m. at Seminole Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood.
We had a particularly entertaining interview with Mr. Cantone earlier this week where he candidly told us about Honey Boo Boo, his favorite dancer with the stars, and meeting Obama. This week at Hard Rock Live, he'll be entertaining to the fullest extent of your senses as is legal. He'll be performing with song and comedy that you'll never forget.
Zombie Walk, 7 p.m. at Green Room Live, 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Entry is free. Visit greenroomlive.com.
Black Friday presents the second annual For Lauderdale Zombie Walk. Last year, the undead populated the streets with 1,200 living corpses. You can come looking human and leave looking of the zombie ilk with body paint. There will be shaved ice by Zombie Ice food truck, art by local zombie aficionados. Practice your best Shaun of the Dead prance.
Dopapod, 9 p.m., Funky Buddha, 2621 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton. 18 and older. Tickets cost $8 in advance, $10 at the door.
The experimental funk Brooklyn quintet is making an October Florida run. They're hitting up the musical brewery Funky Buddha to play alongside Fusik and DJ AckDaddy thanks to Brotherly Love Productions.
Boxwood, Lavola, Antics, Zaid Sultan, 10 p.m. at Native Florida Tap Room & Music Hall, 2006 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. No cover.
More Music and craft beer, but this time in Hollywood. Lavola's Julian Cires, and scene veteran Xela Zaid present this local up-and-coming all-star session.
Subsonica, 6 p.m. at Hollywood Arts Park, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. Free event.
This weekend HitWeek is promoting the crap out of Italian music. They're presenting electronic rock group Subsonica at Young Circle. Also performing will be Negrita, a Tuscan blues, Balkan rock act, Mannarino, a groovy world music Roman singer, and Emma Re, another Italian voice to be heard. Italian food and coffee from the seriously delicious Salumeria and Segafredo.
Biketopia, 3 p.m. America's Backyard, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Free event.
Ever need to feel the presence of other like-minded bike fanatics? The warmth of their healthy bodies, the stink of their sweat, it all makes you smile with satisfaction. Biketopia is then just the place for you. It's a daylong bike awareness event bringing together all the cyclists in town.
There's an urban ride, 2 free drinks for all, live music (more on this to come), a bike polo tournament, track stand competition, a Huffy toss (yes, you throw Huffys), mini-bike race, tug-o-war on bike... Oy vey! The list goes on. There'll even be live painting, hopefully of bikes. Magic City Bikes'll be doing minor repairs too. Stay clicking on County Grind for more info on this event.
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