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 LGBT benefit, an autumn-themed Art Walk, a scary-good Black Friday event at Radio-Active Records, and more.
The world is your oyster, friends!
Black Friday at Radio-Active Records
8 a.m. Friday, November 27, at Radio-Active Records, 845 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. No cover. Visit Facebook.
Umm, if you're reading this and love you some on-sale vinyl, get up and head to Fort Lauderdale's Radio-Active Records. Like now! Black Friday is alive and well there this morning, but instead of overpriced “new” technology, the wares on offer hark back to the good ol’ days of record spinning. Expect to see releases from Nine Inch Nails, Run D.M.C., the Clash, Outkast, and more than 4,000 new arrival LPs, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and more. Dust Heavy Collective will be throwing it down on the turntables, and Green Bites Food Truck will provide the eats. This event ends at 10 p.m., so there'll be plenty of time to jam out. All ages all welcome, so be nice and bring your dweeby cousins.
Peace, Love, Support: An LGBT Benefit Show
5 p.m. Sunday, November 29, at Absent Hearts Studio, 3685 Investment Lane, West Palm Beach. No cover. Visit Facebook.
West Palm’s Absent Hearts Studio will host a benefit show for the Ali Forney LGBT* Homeless Shelter. It’s a win-win if you go: You’ll be rocking out and donating to a good cause at the same time. The lineup includes Elves, Adelpha, Early June, Hazel Rain, and other bands with cool-sounding monikers. To make a separate donation (or guilt your friends and family to do so), visit AliForneCenter.org.
Bells and Robes and SubSqwad at Funky Buddha Lounge
9 p.m. Friday, November 27, at Funky Buddha Lounge, 2621 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. $8 cover. Visit Facebook.
Things are gonna get funky at the Funky Buddha Lounge tonight! Bands Bells and Robes along with SubSqwad will be throwing it down for your jamming pleasure. Still in the Thanksgiving mood? Check to see if beer Sweet Potato Casserole is available; it’s actually fall in a bottle.
Felix at Dada
11 p.m. Friday, November 27, at Dada, 52 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. No cover. Visit Facebook.
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Indie-alternative rock quartet Felix hails from South Florida, and it's throwing it down tonight as only South Floridians can. Particularly, at Delray’s Dada. The tunes will be sure to wake you up out of your heavy food coma.
Artwalk at C&I Studios
6 p.m. Saturday, November 28, at C&I Studios, 541 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale. No cover. Visit Facebook.
South Florida is experiencing an extremely harsh cold front, with temperatures dipping to a frightening 75 degrees, and everyone is bundled up in scarfs, boots, and the one jacket they own. C&I Studios recognizes this, and so its art walk this month is an appropriately themed Fall Festival. Swing by to not only check out your local vendors and food trucks but also live bands and art, fall fashion, and even leaves. Yes, leaves. Pumpkin Spiced Lattes are optional but obviously welcome.
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.