Congratulations, you made it through yet another working week. You might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate — or better yet, a drink or three. Whether you're looking to celebrate International Cachaca Day, celebrate summer with a seafood bake, or have Sunday brunch in downtown Delray Beach, there's something for you to do in South Florida this weekend.
National Sailor Jerry Day
OK, we didn't event know this was a thing — until now. Apparently, today is National Sailor Jerry Day. At least it is at Kreepy Tiki in Fort Lauderdale, where you can celebrate the holiday with a tattoo giveaway by the talented tattoo artists next door at the Kreepy Tiki Tattoo & Boutique. Want a tattoo? The rum brand Sailor Jerry will give you a free one at a variety of events all over the country, when Sailor Jerry rum inspires tattoo studios to host special events with unique giveaways featuring old-school tattoos to any takers. It’s an homage to their rum’s namesake, Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins, a legendary tattoo artist who inked slews of soldiers in Hawaii during WWII. At Kreepy, prizes will be raffled at the door. The rest can be won online by using live event hashtags #sailorjerryday2015 and #kreepytiki on Facebook. Winners will be announced at 10 p.m. While you wait, enjoy complimentary Sailor Jerry rum inspired BBQ and cocktails from 8 to 10 p.m. The event will also feature live music and pin up models.
International Cachaca Day
Today, celebrate cachaça (ka-SHA-sa), the key ingredient to the popular caipirinha and Brazil’s national liquor, otherwise known as the South American equivalent of tequila. Now you can celebrate — and even learn about — this spirit with a number of events celebrating International Cachaca Day in Fort Lauderdale. At Rock Bar, Leblon Cachaça will be pouring in honor of the International holiday with live samba dance performances and $5 caipirinhas from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Or join Spazio next door as they celebrate the summer with the first of a series of (F)ood, (A)rt, (M)usic, (E)entertainment events — this Friday's in honor of International Cachaca Day. The restaurant will host its own Art of Cachaca cocktail clinic, and those interested in learning about Brazil’s national spirit (both how it is made, and how to make cocktails with it) can take part in a special evening. The event takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. and costs $20 per person and includes clinic and light hors d’oeuvres, plus a keepsake Art of Cachaca kit. To reserve a spot call 954-564-8191.
Food in Motion Farmers' Market
Today, Food In Motion will host its after-dark green market in Peter Feldman Park. The mission: to foster community connectivity and provide a platform for local artisans and food growers to share, sell, and promote their small business operations. From 5-11 p.m., enjoy this free monthly food-lovers event featuring fresh-picked organic produce, food trucks, vegan fare, gourmet baked goods, locally-made products, and more. You'll also have a chance to meet local farmers, and learn more about urban farming in Fort Lauderdale. The event features a special "Night In The Park" and offers visitors a chance to sample some free beer (for those 21 years of age and older). That's right: free beer. Make sure to bring some cash for tips, though. They will be collected to raise funds for more exciting free stuff at future Food In Motion events, including free movies in the park, live music, trolleys for parking — and more free beer. Don't forget to bring a blanket or lawn chair, a few board games, and it's an evening of South Florida food, drink, and fun. Food In Motion will take place on Friday, November 14, at Peter Feldman Park in Fort Lauderdale. The event takes place the second Friday of each month, is free to the public, and takes place from 5-11 p.m. For more visit flaglerfoodinmotion.com, or call 954-785-7475.
Every week through the summer Benny's on the Beach in Lake Worth will be hosting a special seafood bake from 5 to 9 p.m. The weekly event features complimentary bottles of wine with the purchase of a seafood bake meal.
Wine Club Friday at Whole Foods (Pembroke Pines)
Join Whole Foods Market for a special monthly wine club. Participants must be at least 21 years of age. Sample different wines in-store to find the right fit for you. The event takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per person (with your own glass), or $15 per person with the purchase of a new glass. To reserve your space call 954-392-3500, and stop by customer service to pick up your wine glass and wristband before participating.
Meet the Brewer Series: New Belgium's Cody Reif
On Saturday, the next installment of the Meet the Brewer series is coming up at Craft Beer Cartel with Cody Reif from New Belgium Brewing Co. The event celebrates New Belgium’s newest collaboration with South Florida brewer J. Wakefield Brewing: Grilled Pineapple Berliner Weiss. Guests get to mingle with Reif, and he’ll be up front for a question-and-answer session. Growler fills will be available for special releases from both J. Wakefield and New Belgium. Following the meet-and-greet, Riverside Market, across the street, is hosting a New Belgium Tap Takeover featuring Ranger, Skinny Dip, Cocoa Mole, and the reason for Reif’s visit, the Grilled Pineapple Berliner Weiss. The evening kicks off at 6. Craft Beer Cartel is located at 557 SW 12th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-541-3206, or visit facebook.com/craftbeercartel.
Taste History Culinary Tour
This Saturday, the perfect way to celebrate the summer months: Take the family or friends on a Palm Beach CountyTaste History Culinary Tour. This weekend's tour features will cover historic Lake Worth and Lantana. Conducted by the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History, a non-profit history museum that was established in 1999, this cultural culinary journey offers a four-hour guided bus and walking tour that includes trips to historic buildings, restaurants, and art galleries.To purchase tickets visit mlfhmuseum.org.
Boat Bar Crawl
Bar crawls are fun. Bus loops are even better. But come on. This is South Florida. We can do better than that. At least, that's the thinking behind Angel Sanchez's Vitamin C Nightlife and its new Fort Lauderdale boat bar crawl, a four-hour tour that takes patrons bar-hopping by boat to a number of waterfront restaurants. Every Saturday, starting June 6, a 35-seat water taxi will take willing patrons through a carefully planned tour of Fort Lauderdale's waterways, making four stops from 5 to 10 p.m. The boat bar crawl meets outside Briny Irish Pub on the New River and kicks off with a check-in beverage before the three- to four-hour voyage gets underway. Along the way, participants receive a free shot or drink at each location, as well as complimentary beer aboard the boat. To buy tickets visit boatbarcrawl.com, or call 786-838-1932.
MomTourage Vendor Fair and Workshop at Whole Foods (Pompano Beach)
This Saturday starting at 9 a.m., Whole Foods Market in Pompano Beach will be hosting a special event for all the moms. The day of events will include plenty of mommy-based food, fun, and education offering a variety of Whole Foods Market products. Starting at 9 a.m. it's Yin yoga for mother and child, followed by Whole Foods eating seminars at 10 a.m., and healthy eating for busy moms on the go at 11 a.m. Each month, the store will offer an activity of mom-networking, relaxation seminars, or classes that any mom can appreciate. Reserve your space by calling 954-786-3500. Registration for classes is required for moms or moms to be. Each guest will receive a gift bag upon attendance.
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Women and Wine Rosé Brunch at Max’s Social House
Starting at noon, Max's Social House in Delray Beach will host its first Women and Wine brunch event, a social group made up of women wine enthusiasts in the 29-55 age range. Max’s Social House offers a chill, laid-back atmosphere, a globally inspired menu and an impressive line-up of wines by the glass and craft cocktails. For this event, open to the public, guests will enjoy Sunday brunch, served family-style, featuring a selection of their signature items and special dishes created especially for the group. Cost for this event is $35 (all-inclusive) if purchased by June 12, and $40 after. Tickets can be purchased online.
14 Year Anniversary Party at Whole Foods (Boca Raton)
This Sunday, Whole Foods Market in Boca Raton will be hosting a store-wide anniversary celebration marking 14 years in Boca Raton.
From noon to 1 p.m. head to the bakery department for complimentary cake and champagne. The event is free to the public.
Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.