Thursday, June 16
It's not too often that a certified beer judge starts a brewery in South Florida, but that's what Adam Feingold — along with his partner Matthew Giani — did in 2015 with the opening of Bangin' Banjo Brewing Company in Pompano Beach. At the time, it was one of two breweries that coincidentally opened at virtually the same time in the city without either knowing about the other until after the fact. It's just a small example of how rapidly the pace of the craft beer industry is moving in South Florida and beyond. Now that the brewery is in full production mode, Feingold and Giani are getting the name out there with tap takeovers at local bars and restaurants. Known for the support they give to the South Florida community, the Riverside Market and Craft Beer Cartel have combined forces to host a Bangin' Banjo Meet the Brewer and Tap Takeover this Thursday. Starting at 6 p.m. at the Craft Beer Cartel, located at 557 SW 12th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, Feingold and Giani will be on hand to answer questions, talk beer, or discuss anything else that tickles your fancy. That'll be followed by the actual tap takeover virtually next door at the Riverside Market, located at 608 SW 12th Ave. There is no cost to attend (except for the beers), and the entire event lasts from 6 to 10 p.m. Call 954-541-3206 or 954-358-8333, or email [email protected].
Friday, June 17
Most movie trailers tend to overexplain to the extent that seeing the complete feature becomes moot; the three-act structure is embedded in that minute and forty seconds. This is gloriously not the case with the trailer to Lucio Fulci's 1979 grindhouse classic Zombie, aka Zombie 2, aka Nightmare Island, a reboot of the fecund zombie genre before reboots were a thing. There's no "in a world" voiceover, no establishing narration, not even dialogue from the movie — just a barrage of apocalyptic images: Molotov cocktails erupting in front of a horde of the invading undead, a corpse rising from its slumber, a scream, a zombie with an exploded head, a few of its cohorts chomping into delicious facial appetizers, and then a disclaimer: "In the interest of public health, the management of this theater will, upon the request of any patron buying a ticket, provide patrons with a 'barf bag' similar to those used for airline sickness." Honestly, who needs a plot description? If this enticing teaser isn't enough, Zombie may be the first and only film in which a shark and a zombie scuffle underwater. Check it out on the big screen, like it was intended to be viewed, at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Movies of Lake Worth, located at 7380 Lake Worth Road. Admission is $10 and includes a ticket for unique zombie-themed raffle prizes.
Saturday, June 18
Maybe some of you have noticed the ubiquity of the craft fair and pop-up market scenes that revolve around women's products. Or maybe you're a man tired of gazing mindlessly at women's product ads on television and in magazines. Some have taken notice, and that's why there's the Dapper Market. It's a market specifically geared toward men, featuring a variety of local men's products, services, and whatever guys like. There, you might find the perfect Father's Day gift for dad, or because it's the day before the holiday, you may want to consider taking Pops there for a special outing. Some of the goods and services you'll find there include various men's hygiene products, apparel, all-day drink specials, locally roasted coffees, and "man-
Hosted by the Indie Craft Bazaar, the Dapper Market will be held on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Revolution Live complex, located at 100 SW Third Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Admission to the market is free. Call 954-449-1025, or visit dappermarket.com.
As any LGBTQ activist worth his or her salt knows, the Stonewall riots of June 28, 1969, were a rejection of the political and law-enforcement oppression that had been the status quo, representing the most significant turning point in the gay liberation movement. To that end, Wilton Manors Stonewall Festival is making sure to honor past activists with its annual summer shindig thanks to its Stonewall Village — a helpful gathering of nonprofits and service organizations dealing with at-risk youth, transgender people, senior citizens, and more. "I hope this thing grows to something akin to Woodstock meets the Radical Faeries, with a strong look at the activism and commemorating the people who couldn't get a table at a lunch counter because of what they looked liked, let alone how they felt inside," says Cliff Dunn, the event's VP of development. That said, Wilton Manors Stonewall provides opportunities for fun as well as enlightenment for audiences of all stripes. Entertainment at the free festival includes live numbers from Slow Burn Theatre's production of Heathers; selections from Not in My Town, an operetta about hate-crime victim Matthew Shepard; R&B vocalist Kat Riggins; Power Mixer DJs from POWER 96 (WPOW-FM 96.5); and other live acts still to be announced.
The Village opens Saturday at 11 a.m., and the pride parade begins at 6 p.m. along Wilton Drive. Call 754-200-2979, or visit wiltonmanorsstonewall.com.
Summertime in Broward brings plenty of fun into our lives, and the Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop is one of the better parties you can be a part of this season. Eight great beach venues — Bokamper's, Bamboo Beach, McSorley's, Café del Mar, Lulu's Bait Shack, Casa Calabria, the Parrot Lounge, and Bahia Cabana — will join the Bus Loop circuit for an immersive beach party experience. All the fun and games of beach
Bahia Cabana and Bokamper's are the check-in spots, and the trolley fleet will be out in full force from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets cost $30 in advance and $35 at the door. There are Uber incentives and volunteering opportunities. Call 954-574-6000, or visit busloop.org.
If we are to believe the key life takeaways that being raised on John Hughes flicks provides — high school can be a hellish yet comical experience, nerds will always make more interesting romantic leads even though it's totally ridiculous to believe this sentiment — prom night can be one of those make-it-or-break-it events that plots out how the rest of your life will go. This is why the staff of Undergrounds Coffeehaus is here to propel you to prom (and life) success as they prep for their
Undergrounds Coffeehaus is located at 3020 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-630-1900.
Sunday, June 19
You love dad, so treat him right this year and give him something he really wants: food, beer, and the opportunity to enjoy both without lifting a finger. Here are three events happening this Father's Day that will let dad sit back and relax (and you won't have to do too much, either).
• Mellow Mushroom Fort Lauderdale is teaming up with local businesses the Barber's Bar and ManKind, as well as Goose Island Beer Co., for a special Father's Day "Drink & Be Dapper" gentlemen's brunch taking place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The event will feature $4 Goose Island beers and "
Mellow Mushroom is located at 525 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-712-9527, or visit mellowmushroom.com.
• This Father's Day, head out for an afternoon of craft beer and meat at LauderAle's pig roast in Fort Lauderdale. The brewery will be hosting dad's special day in partnership with the Nacho Bizness food truck, which will be roasting a whole pig. Show your dad how much you love him with pork and suds.
The event begins at 2 p.m. at LauderAle, located at 3305 SE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-653-9711, or visit LauderAle.co.
• No man can resist the call of the grill, but this Father's Day, it's time to let dad give the tongs a rest. Instead, take him to Farmhouse Kitchen in Boca Raton for a special Father's Day brunch and wine-down dinner. Brunch begins bright and early at 9 a.m. and features $14 bottomless mimosas and bloody marys. Come dinner at 3 p.m., dads get half-priced bottles of wine and champagne (both offers good with the purchase of any entree).
Farmhouse Kitchen is located at 399 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton. Call 561-826-2625, or visit farmhousekitchenboca.com.
Monday, June 20
You only turn 4 once. Your fourth birthday party was probably full of mom jeans and toddlers. But not at American Social in Fort Lauderdale. No, the Las Olas restaurant is celebrating its four-year anniversary with a nearly weeklong birthday bash. The festivities, starting Monday and running until June 26, will feature a number of food and drink specials. This includes $5 AmSo burgers and $5 racks of ribs on Monday; a bottomless taco bar and $7 margaritas on Tuesday; half-priced drinks for ladies from 4 to 8 p.m. and again from 11 p.m. to close on Wednesday; $8 bourbon and $4 whiskey drinks on Thursday; all-you-can-drink specials for $44 per person that include Tito's, Bacardi, Herradura, Jim Beam, Jim Beam Apple, and Jim Beam Fire on Friday; and bottle packages including Moet on Saturday. The finale goes down Sunday with a special Marvel comics edition of AmSo's popular Social Sunday brunch.
American Social is located at 721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-764-7005, or visit americansocialbar.com.