The Sunday chill-out party -- or its slightly funkier sister, the tea dance -- has long been an afternoon tradition in urban metro areas that are... not this one. But why has the end-of-weekend hangover curing been pushed into darkened caves of shame? Why must Sunday be solely for existential depression and angst about the coming week? South Florida is a party place, full stop -- so we might as well embrace it and bring our urge to keep things going into the sunshine.
One step toward this is the new "Skillet Sundays," a monthly event launching this, uh, Sunday at the Bubble. It's a joint project between those folks and DJs Mig and Andie Sweetswirl, otherwise known as the creative brains behind Green Room. If the party name conjures up thoughts of a pleasantly greasy, alcohol-sopping brunch, it's not just a tease -- this party feeds you, if you show up between 2 and 4 p.m. Then, $15 gets you access to an unlimited brunch buffet catered by Bubble buddy Frank that includes veg-friendly options and unlimited drinks.
Show up later and you can still pretend to be socially acceptably day drinking by swilling unlimited mimosas, and, screw it, beer, with a $10 cover charge. Mig and Andie spin throughout the evening, Broward punk lifers the Shakers play a live set, and as it's the Bubble, you can expect some sort of art show too.
Please don't even dare complain about the cover charge. The few bucks goes to keeping the Bubble open, and Fort Lauderdale needs the Bubble. Thankyouverymuch.
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"Skillet Sundays." 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 29. The Bubble, 810 NE Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Admission is $15 for brunch hours, $10 after. Age 21 and up. Click here.