Good thing there's a solution for that: burning all those pre- and post-Turkey Day calories on the dance floor! So grab your out-of-town (and local) friends and hit up the streets for South Florida's five best Thanksgiving parties.
Consider this our treat to you; you can thank us later.
Drink & Gobble 'Til You Wobble
With Yanik Coen. Wednesday, November 25, 5 p.m. Stache 1920's Drinking Den, 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale; stacheftl.com. Ages 21 and up.
Drink and gobble your way to Turkey Day! Stache's pre-Thanksgiving shenanigans start off with the party hall's weekly Imbibe Happy Hour from 5 to 9 p.m. Once you've had your fair share of bubbly, the "Turkey Time" rager begins with Yanik Coen as the DJ takes the Fort Lawdy hot spot for a spin. After a few more drinks and a few more hours of partying, you'll understand the meaning behind "Drink & Gobble 'Til You Wobble."
Let's Get Basted!
Wednesday, November 25, 8 p.m. America's Backyard, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 95-449-1025; myamericasbackyard.com. Ages 21 and up.
Friendsgiving may not be an official holiday, but your buddies over at America's Backyard are celebrating the day dedicated to friendship at their Thanksgiving-eve rager. So bring all your homies, near and far, and get basted with $3 Toast Crunch shots and $5 Wild Turkey drinks all night. With all that booze, your appetite will surely be fired up for that Turkey Day meal.
Yo! Flaunt Jams: A '90s Thanksgiving
With Marvelous Kendall, JJ Contramus, OZwaldus, Danxiety, and the Stoop Kids. Presented by Flaunt. Thursday, November 26, 10 p.m. Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-832-9999; respectablestreet.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
After you've feasted with the fam, put on your JNCOs and kick it with your homies at Respectable Street's Yo! Flaunt Jams: A '90s Thanksgiving. From TLC to EMF, you will, as suggested by New Times, "MC Hammer out that turkey from your thighs on the dance floor." Music aside, you'll get to drink to the most magical decade of all time with $2 PBR ($1 before 11 p.m.) and $3 Flaunt shots.
Rich Homie Quan
With Dej Loaf. Presented by Young Millionaires Entertainment and MMM Promotions. Thursday, November 26, 9 p.m. Cafe Iguana Pines, 8358 Pines Blvd., Hollywood; 954-433-8787; cafeiguanapines.com. Tickets costs $40 plus fees via eventbrite.com.
When you've just finished eating your body weight in deep-fried bird, the last thing you'd want to do is "Flex." But if you're Rich Homie Quan, "Flex" is all you do — no matter how many calories you've just consumed. So party it up with the ATL rapper as he brings his raw beats and sick breaks to Cafe Iguana Pines.
Thanksgiving Night Rager
With LFTD LVLS and Rude Hecklers. Thursday, November 26, 8 p.m. Propaganda, 6 S. J St., Lake Worth; 561-547-7273; propagandalw.com. Admission costs $5.
Red Stripe and reggae don't necessarily go hand-in-hand with Thanksgiving, but at Propaganda, they totally do. So chill out with LFTD LVLS and Rude Hecklers as your riddim selectahs bring 'em good vibes to the 561. Happy Turkey Day!