Friday, March 22
8 p.m. March 22 and 23 @ The Manor Complex, 2345 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. $25 to $30. Call 954-626-0082, or visit themanorcomplex.com.
Miss Richfield 1981
-- or Miss R. to you prairie dogs -- is a Queen with a capital Q. She is bringing her latest show, Sweet & Sour Richfield Made in China!
, to the Manor this weekend. This new production will feature colorful videos, twisted sing-alongs, and a healthy heap of audience interaction.
Saturday, March 23
11 a.m. March 23 @ Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second St. in Fort Lauderdale. $150 for a corporate raft and $50 for a nonprofit or individual raft. There's no cost to watch the race. Call 954-448-5264, or visit newriverraftrace.com.
The second annual Rotary New River Raft Race is a mad dash along a one-and-a-half-mile route on downtown Fort Lauderdale's New River. Racers paddle or otherwise self-propel their vessels (no motors allowed) as onlookers take aim with water guns and cannons. The event includes awards for most creative raft and "best pirate spirit," plus kids' activities and food and drink available for sale. - Tricia Woolfenden
9 p.m. March 23 @ Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St. in West Palm Beach. $7. Respectable Street is located at 518 Clematis St. in West Palm Beach. Call 561-832-9999, or visit sub-culture.org.
This Saturday it's Back to the '80s with Cupcake Burlesque. Eight sexy ladies will perform, and guest MC Vita DeVoid will be part of the evening's action. To add to the excitement, all attending guests donning '80s garb get a free drink -- all the more reason to pull out those neon scrunchy socks. -- By Sara Ventiera
Sunday, March 24
The festival will feature an anime costume contest along with anime karaoke. There will be multiple stages featuring Japanese cultural performances: taiko drumming, martial arts, and more. For kids, an interactive exhibit tour, "Through the Eyes of a Child," will explore Japanese culture and its Florida connections. Artisan booths, anime dealers, plant sales, Asian and American food vendors, Kirin Beer station, a sake station, and a bonsai area will all be included. -- By Sara Ventiera
Thursday, March 28
If you're counting down the days to Beerfest with thirsty impatience, check out the "Warm Up" event at Crown Wine & Spirits. There will be some gourmet snacks on hand as well as over 30 craft beers to be tasted, many of which will be featured at Beerfest and others you'll only get a taste of at the warm up. Attendees will also be able to purchase Beerfest tickets for half off.