Greetings, fellow penny-pinchers! It's time for your weekly rundown of all the supercool yet refreshingly cheap stuff you should do this weekend.
Read on for details on an old-school videogame night at C&I Studios, Fireside Prophets' new record-release party, a Palm Beach hip-hop night, and more!
The world is your oyster, friends.
First Friday at C&I Studios
8 p.m. Friday, November 6, at C&I Studios 541 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $3 cover or free if you bring full setup. Visit Facebook.
Feeling nostalgic for your old school videogames? If so, this Friday, you can thank C&I Studios for bringing your childhood back to life with a classic videogame-themed First Friday. With players' games being streamed live via Twitch, your mistakes — err, skills — will be exposed. DJ Tonx will throw down the tunes to get you going when your thumbs get numb. It’s $3 to get in but free if you bring a full setup, which includes a TV, console, and controllers. Also featured is a FIFA 16 tourney; enter for $5, and you can win a $100 Visa Gift Card, which in case you didn't know, equals 100 Happy Meals.
Hip-Hop Night at Absent Heart Studios
6:30 p.m. Saturday, November 7, at Absent Heart Studios, 3685 Investment Lane, West Palm Beach. $5 cover. Visit Facebook.
Tired of mainstream hip-hop on the radio? Absent Heart Studios hears your cries for help and decided to do something about it via a new hip-hop night this Saturday. Presented by Distinguished Gentleman Booking, the lineup includes Ghostemane, Mass Hollow, John Austin, 2Brain, and more.
Fatto a Mano Artwalk
6 p.m. Saturday, November 7, at North Beach Restaurants and Shoppes. NE 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale. No cover. Visit Facebook.
Start the first Saturday of the month in artsy-fartsy fashion with the Fatto a Mano Artwalk. There will be plenty of vendors for accessories and clothes lovers, along with food trucks for the culinary-minded — or those who just like to stuff their face and call themselves “foodies." Vendors include Gina Black Art, Sunrise Scent Works, Nutty 4 Chocolate, Gan Eden Farms, Biscotti Girl and more. Eat and shop your hearts out, fools.
Live Music at Kreepy Tiki
9 p.m. Saturday, November 7, at Kreepy Tiki Bar & Lounge. 2608 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. $10 cover. Visit Facebook.
Kreepy Tiki always hosts eclectic music, and this Saturday is no exception. For a mere ten bones, check out punk group Everymen, new roots maven Jayke Orvis, the pleasurable Pleasue Tide, and more. Think of it as a cool, local music fest with awesome drink specials.
Fireside Prophets Release Party
9 p.m. Saturday, November 7, at Lafayette’s West Palm Beach. 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. No cover. Visit Facebook.
Reggae rock group Fireside Prophets is ready to light up fans with their new album “Ignite” this Saturday. Although it’s already available on Spotify, Rdio, Amazon, and iTunes, you can snag a good ol’ hard copy at Lafayette’s. And catch a special guest artist, Jupiter's Bryce Allyn Band, jamming at the event as well.
Natalya Jones is 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.
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