Thursday, June 2
For most of us, the phrase "social networking" is pretty outdated. Almost everything we do online via Snapchat,
This week, the socializing starts at Thirteen Restaurant & Bar in Wilton Manors (2390 Wilton Drive). Space is limited, and you must present a ticket at the door (printed or on your phone) for access to the event and special promotions. The event
Friday, June 3
Seems like Fort Lauderdale is doing everything right these days. The Hub is hosting a free Friday night concert series called Friday Night Sound Waves (#FNSW) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — which is the perfect time for young families, happy hour crowds, and those about to embark on the long haul of the night to meet and mingle to some free tunes. The atmosphere is relaxed and beach chairs are encouraged. The Free Rads pride themselves on their dynamism and passion, key elements for anybody putting together a three-hour set. They bring a little something for everybody, mixing a wide range of established classics and current hits that will surely pair up the valence electrons and their uncharged molecules the right way with plenty of danceable
The Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub is located at Las Olas and A1A. Visit fridaynightsoundwaves.com.
Guy Harvey — renowned scientist, diver, angler, conservationist, and explorer — is widely recognized today as the world's finest marine wildlife artist, among his other accomplishments. Along with his signature, Harvey's art can be found on a wide variety of gifts and apparel. He combines his artistic talents with his background as a marine biologist to create marine wildlife art with visual appeal and an eye for biologic accuracy. He does, after all, hold a Ph.D. His largest canvas to date adorns the newest Norwegian Cruise Line ship Escape. The 1,000-plus-foot-long ship features Guy Harvey artwork along the hull. The entire ship even carries a Guy Harvey theme. A portion of the proceeds from Harvey's art goes to benefit the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, which educates youths about the oceans and funds scientific research to conserve marine wildlife. Harvey recently collaborated with SeaWorld to raise awareness about ocean health and the plight of sharks in the wild.
If you're a fan of his art and mission, you'll have a chance to meet Harvey and get his autograph from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Guy Harvey Retail Store located at 10408 W. State Road 84 #104 in Davie. The event is free. Call 954-581-0073, or visit guyharvey.com.
Saturday, June 4
Show of hands: How many of you adults out there (especially the ones with young kids) grow green with envy when you attend a kids' party and are forbidden from participating in the fun activities because you're, well, an adult? Oh, what's that? All of you? Well, now you can let your inner kid out in a socially acceptable manner when Slide the City rolls into town. The Slip 'n' Slides of yesteryear are back, and instead of taking up the better part of your neighbor's yard, Slide the City takes over 1,000 feet of city space for a giant slip and slide experience like you've never had. And it's not just a giant wet party;
Slide the City will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Vista View Park, 4001 SW 142nd Ave., Davie. There are different purchase packages, but an all-day slip-and-slide goes for $55 and includes some fun swag like a mouth guard and an inflatable tube. Visit slidethecity.com.
When cooking is a pain, fast food is unappealing, and you're not in the mood for a sit-down restaurant, food trucks are the way to go. Lucky for you, Dania Beach's casino is the answer to your stomach's prayers. Put together by dream-team Burger Beast and the peeps at Dania Beach's casino, there is a copious number of food trucks and diverse flavors for even the pickiest of eaters. Those in attendance include Miami Roasted Corn, Woody's Burgers, Sweet
June's event takes place on Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. The Casino at Dania Beach is located at 301 E. Dania Beach Blvd. in Dania Beach. Visit burgerbeast.com/dania-beach.
Recognizing the immense cleansing properties that a visit to the ocean provides, Xiomara Olaya started off this year with a promise to herself to hit the beach once a week to wipe clean both body and mind with a meditative stay in the sand. But while there, surrounded by the tranquil sway of the ocean waves and sea breeze, Olaya noticed some other things that were seriously harshing the serene locale — namely, bottles, plastic bags, and other litter and bits of trash harmful to the sea's creatures and the surrounding environment. So began Olaya's own holistic approach to the standard beach cleanup with the Sunrise Beach Clean-up Meditation and Yoga with Gong & Crystal Bowl Sound Healing that Olaya now leads. This Saturday, guests are invited to show up 15 minutes before sunrise to welcome in the new day with a sunrise meditation followed by a slow vinyasa flow (comfortable for all levels of
Olaya is hoping the event will grow to a monthly happening. Saturday's event goes from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Hollywood North Beach Park, 3601 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood. David Andrew Rodriguez and Rich Gausman will head up the sound meditation. Call 561-929-6392.
Sunday, June 5
Beer and yoga — the two seem to be a popular couple in this modern age of American craft breweries. After stretching your body into what seem like
Join the class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m on Sunday at Funky Buddha Brewery, located at 1201 NE 38th St. in Oakland Park. Classes are $20 each, which includes a one-hour yoga class and one "beer-
Tuesday, June 7
If you thought that 15-minute presentations by thinkers, artists, and change-makers couldn't get geekier than the TED phenomenon, then you haven't attended a Nerd Nite. Founded in Boston in 2003, Nerd Nite is the hipster's (and the drinker's) TED, featuring experts waxing about subjects ranging from zombification to geopolitics to the "science of The Simpsons" at destinations specializing in craft beer and craft
Admission is free, and the evening includes trivia. It begins at 7 p.m. Visit boca.nerdnite.com.
Wednesday, June 8
If you begin to see legions of vivid Hawaiian shirts, colorful rum concoctions, and plenty of people getting
Some events take place at the Mai-Kai (3599 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale), which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, but most will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, located at 2301 SE 17th St. in Fort Lauderdale. Some events are sold out. Check the schedule at thehukilau.com, or call 754-900-8454.