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. This weekend in Broward and Palm Beach counties, choose from poetry dinner night, a wedding fashion show, food trucks, and more for your fun foodie events.
It's officially Oktoberfest season, so check out our roundup of all the specials and events taking place throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Ninth-Annual Taste of Harbor Beach
From 6:30 until 10:30 p.m. in the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa’s Grand Ballroom (3030 Holiday Dr., Fort Lauderdale), the ninth annual Taste of Harbor Beach will be taking place. Local chefs will be creating dishes inspired by the international wines that will be featured. Live and silent auctions will also be taking place. Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 at the door. Proceeds benefit Miami Children’s Hospital. Call 954-765-3021.
Kreepy Tiki Bar & Lounge (2608 S. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale) is known for hosting fun bands, but tonight is a bit different. Presented by Sud Swap records & Miami Beer Tour, there will be $4 Florida craft beer, $8 beer cocktails, and LauderAle beer samples. In typical Kreepy Tiki style, DJs will also be present. The fun starts at 9 p.m.
Cuisines and Poetry
Created by Sharonda Chery a mere 8 months ago, Cuisines and Poetry will allow participants to share their poetry, music and more. Hosted at Midtown Art Gallery (1033 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale), this month’s ethnic food is Asian and Caribbean style. Admission is $10 for two people before 9 p.m. and $10 per person after 9 p.m. Food costs $10 a plate. Visit their Facebook page. This recurring event is the first Friday of every month.
First Friday Food Trucks
Check out the First Friday Food Trucks at Flamingo Gardens (3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie) from 5 to 9 p.m. Food trucks include Red Zeppelin, Nacho Bizness, El Rincón del Coquí, Mojo on the Go, Big Ragu, and more. If you can’t make it this month, no worries – this occurs on the first Friday of every month. Visit FlamingoGardens.org
White Wedding Interactive Fashion Show and Dinner
Not getting hitched anytime soon? No matter – you can still partake in the White Wedding event hosted by The Atlantic Hotel and Spa (601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). From 7 to 10 p.m., guests donning all white can participate in the interactive fashion show and dinner. The show will occur during a three-course meal catered by Beauty and the Feast. Admission is $39.95 and the event is located on the fifth floor, Oceanfront Terrace. Visit AtlanticHotelFL.com.
Tap 42 Kickball Tournament
Tap into your inner child by playing kickball at Floyd Hull Stadium (2800 SW Eighth Ave., Fort Lauderdale). Hosted by Tap 42, proceeds of this event will benefit PetSet and the Broward Humane Society. Admission is $25 and includes appetizers and two free drinks. Visit HumaneBroward.com.
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Starting at 4 p.m. at Flip Flops Dockside Eatery (3051 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale), guests can enjoy an evening of drag queen and fun dancing. $3 drinks seals the deal. Visit their Facebook page.
All Weekend Long
Dine Out Fort Lauderdale
Dining for cheap in Fort Lauderdale is also in effect with three-course dinners at $35. Participating restaurants include Beauty and the Feast, Chart House, 15th Street Fisheries and more. This ends October 12. Visit sunny.org/dineout.
For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of the New Times Broward-Palm Beach every Thursday. To submit an event, use our online form.
Natalya Jones is both a food and music writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in entertainment and fun things to do in South Florida, follow her on Twitter.