Ten Broward and Palm Beach Thanksgiving 2016 Weekend Parties

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with family. While this is wonderful in theory, in practice it can be stressful as hell when between bites of cranberry sauce, you have to defend to Aunt Gertrude or Tio Raul where exactly your life went so wrong. Fortunately, there is plenty of nightlife action this week. Here are ten Thanksgiving-weekend parties in Broward and Palm Beach that will help you say Grace with a smile on your face.
Let's Get Basted at America's Backyard
Start off the Thanksgiving weekend at America's Backyard. Wednesday, November 23, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. you can ring in four straight days with no work or school at Let's Get Basted, where they say you can "come enjoy a Friendsgiving night out before the actual feast begins."
The Third Annual South Florida Musicians Assistance Foundation Benefit Concert at Funky Biscuit
Give thanks on Thanksgiving Eve by donating to this nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting South Florida Musicians' healthcare needs. Among the acts taking the Funky Biscuit stage starting at 7 p.m. are Bluestone, Albert Castiglia, and Crazy Fingers.
Housewarming: It's All Gravey at McSorley's Beach Pub
The description for this Fort Lauderdale Wednesday-night party from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. cuts right to the chase: "There's going to be two rooms of sound to get your groove on too. Incredible drink specials banging music to ring the holidays in right. Come party with us before you have to deal with that annoying extended family."
Thanksgiving Charity Dinner at Dada
For the tenth year in a row, this Delray restaurant is offering a $24-per-person Thanksgiving dinner with all proceeds going to worthy charities like the Lord's Place, Meals on Wheels, the Achievement Centers for Children and Families, Healthy Bellies, and Boca Helping Hands. Dinner starts at 5 p.m., and at 9 p.m. there will be live music from Low Life in Suburbia.
Yo! Flaunt Jams: A '90s Thanksgiving at Respectable Street
This annual Thanksgiving night celebration at Respectable Street kicks off Thursday, November 24, at 10 p.m. Dance all night to "Baby Got Back" with five different DJs playing the best of everything from grunge to Latin music. No cover gives you plenty of money to spend on $2 PBRs.
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David Rolland is a freelance writer for New Times Broward-Palm Beach and Miami New Times. His novel, The End of the Century, published by Jitney Books, is available at many fine booksellers.
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