5. The Fort Lauderdale Beach Fall Music Fest
The boys of Beach Place music festivals are back. Dave Neri and Colby Taylor are returning with over 12 hours of local live music in plenty of different genres for very cheap. You'll hear anything from hip-hop act Fresha Got The Kush to classic rock cover band Crush jamming out to Rush.
What makes this festival different from the rest is the fact that there will be a food donation for a Thanksgiving food drive. Oh, and if you're thinking of shaving that stache, don't. There will be a Stache Off with with prizes for the winner of the best mustache in honor of No Shave November, the huge viral campaign for men's health issues such as testicular and prostate cancer.
"It's extraordinarily important that we give to the community, and every child deserves food on their plate," says Taylor. In addition, there will be special promotion giveaways by Monster Energy Gaming and Grateful J's.
4. 12 to 12 at The Train Station
Noon to midnight, Saturday, November 22, at the Train Station Personal Training Gym, 3058 N. Andrews Ave., Wilton Manors. $10 cover, kids under 12 years old are $5. Visit Facebook.
Presented by DXE Studios and Product of Myth, 12 to 12 is a Wilton Manors event that, as its name suggests, lasts 12 hours. Attendees can expect music by experimental band Ox King and the Birthday Boys, live painting by Zackary Koho, drum circles, DJs, food trucks, local vendors, games, fire spinners, spoken word, and more.
Did we mention there will be free massages, too?
Don't bitch about the $10 cover charge, by the way. This is a charity event to benefit a clothing and food drive.
3. ARTgasm Flavor of the Week
8 p.m., Saturday, November 22, at Vape Queen, 5977 S. University Dr., Davie. No cover. Visit Facebook.
Davie's Vape Queen will be presenting its weekly flavor but at this Saturday party, there with so much more than vapes to ogle.
Musician Mike Liebo's newest sonic and visual experiment is called ARTgasm. "A lot of times when I'm creating, I am around other artists and friends and we're all feeding off each other," Liebo explains on the Facebook event page. "The air becomes thick with infinite and the feeling is indescribable. Since words will not suffice, I must bring you into the vortex. Leave the old world at the door and step into ARTgasm!"
Liebo, along with Alpy, Kyle KO, and other acts, will be performing two songs. Live painting will also be a thing at ARTgasm, check out work by Ian Bacca and WHYBE?.
2. Stache House Saturdays
11 p.m., at Bar Stache, 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Visit Facebook.
Fort Lauderdale's popular 1920s speakeasy Bar Stache will be hosting Stache House Saturdays with music from Roland Deejay and Jesse Perez. Think of it as a Baz Luhrmann film -- the setting is in the past, but the music is in the 21st century.
Added bonus: there will be a free bottle of champagne for ladies who arrive in groups of five or more before midnight.
1. Bath Salt Zombies with Izzy Cox (Voodoobilly Jazz) and Lonewolf OMB
Sunday, November 23, at Kreepy Tiki, 2608 S. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. No cover. Visit Facebook.
Promoters Monterey Club will host a free night of music this Sunday to close out a fun weekend. Two bands will perform for free. This includes lovely crooner Izzy Cox, who describes her music as "outlaw Americana hell-billy steampunk" among other things and the hilariously titled Bath Salt Zombies, whose music is also described as "hell-billy" but with a cabaret, pirate/carnival fusion twist. Judging by the description, this music will obviously be like nothing you've heard before.