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The Ten Best Things to Do in South Florida This Week

Beatles on the Beach, the Lion King, the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, and more of the best things to do in South Florida this week.
The Edgar Winter Band and many other awesome bands (and activities) at Beatles on the Beach in Delray this weekend.
The Edgar Winter Band and many other awesome bands (and activities) at Beatles on the Beach in Delray this weekend. Texas Mike's
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Calling all fans of the Fab Four: Beatles on the Beach is taking over Delray Beach for four glorious days, honoring the greatest band of all time. Throughout the fest, you can enjoy some of the best Beatles tribute bands on Planet Earth (like Beat and Shout, Liverpool Live, and McCartney Mania) as well as performances by the likes of the Edgar Winter Band and Patti Russo. There will also be quirky activities like a Beatle Brunch at Deck 84 and even Beatles Yoga at the Colony Hotel. Thursday through Sunday at various venues throughout Delray Beach; Event prices vary.

It’s time for another Dining Out for Life, focused on raising awareness and funds to battle HIV. Locally, proceeds will benefit the social-services nonprofit Broward House. More than 30 restaurants throughout the county are participating, including Bubbles & Pearls, Lunchroom, Mind Your Manors, and Temple Street Eatery. Each restaurant is pledging 30 percent (or more) of its proceeds, which last year equated to $40,000. Thursday at various locations throughout Broward County;
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If you think almost dying would keep Whoopi Goldberg down, think again.
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The comedy icon has been the center of countless movies and TV shows, from Sister Act to The View. Now Whoopi Goldberg is taking center stage at the Hard Rock Event Center in Hollywood Friday evening. In addition to talking politics on The View daily, she’s recently lent her voice to Descendants 2 and The Stinky & Dirty Show and appeared in Instinct and Random Acts of Flyness. Whoopi continues to do it all. 8 p.m. Friday at Hard Rock Event Center, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; Tickets cost $45 to $130.

The Norton Museum of Art is about more than just visual art. Case in point: Its Contemporary Dance Series is hosting an intimate performance of the Pioneer Winter Collective’s Reprise Friday evening. Choreographed and directed by Miami’s own Pioneer Winter, the piece vividly explores the intersection of queerness, memory, and marginalization. 7 p.m. Friday at Norton Museum of Art, 1450 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach; Admission is free.
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Methodman and Redman
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You don’t get to see two hip-hop icons on one stage all the time. But you can do so Saturday when Method Man and Redman hit the stage at the Venue Fort Lauderdale. The dynamic rappers are equally iconic together as they are apart. Their last collaborative LP dropped in 2009, and Method Man has released two solo studio albums since then, including 2018’s Meth Lab Season 2: The Lithium. Redman’s Muddy Waters, Too is in the works, marking his return after 2015’s Mudface. 10 p.m. Saturday at the Venue Fort Lauderdale, 2345 Wilton Dr., Fort Lauderdale; Tickets cost $40 to $60.

Who likes seafood? The 35th-annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival is in town just for you. In addition to offering tasty morsels, this year’s three-day fest has quite the musical lineup. Saturday evening is looking pretty rockin’ with headliners the Guess Who (of “These Eyes” and “American Woman” fame) and Foghat (renowned for “Slow Ride” and “I Just Want to Make Love to You”). Friday through Sunday at Pompano’s Community Park & Amphitheater, 1801 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach; Single-day tickets start at $15; three-day passes cost $35.
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The 2019 Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K are Sunday. Get moving!
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Drunk and/or drugged driving is stupid (and selfish) in the age of Lyft and Uber. Come on, people! The folks at MADD are hosting the 2019 Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K Sunday morning. The goal this year is to collect $310,000 for awareness and to ultimately eliminate drunk and drugged driving. As of Wednesday, more than $288,000 had been raised and nearly 800 people had signed up for the walk. Care to join them? 7:30 a.m. Sunday in Huizenga Plaza, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; Registration costs $25 to $35.


Mondays are generally a nightmare. To help ease the madness, Burger Bar in Palm Beach Gardens is hosting Beer Pong Monday. Abita Beer will have some discounted suds on hand, and a DJ will spin tunes late into the evening. If your beer pong skills are on point, there’s a tourney with a $50 bar tab prize. Take that, Monday! 8 to 11 p.m. Monday at Burger Bar, 4650 Donald Ross Rd., Palm Beach Gardens; Admission is free.


Some amazing groups are keeping the spirit of Freddie Mercury alive. Among them is One Night of Queen, which will own the Parker Playhouse stage Tuesday evening. Performed by Gary Mullen and the Works, this Queen experience is just about as good as it gets, with on-point lighting and dazzling effects. And, of course, the tunes are stellar too, with everything from “Killer Queen” to “Fat Bottomed Girls” to “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” 8 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; Tickets cost $38 to $58.


How do you sing the first line of "The Circle of Life"? You can hear it onstage from the professionals when the Broadway production of The Lion King takes over the Kravis Center this week. The Disney movie is timeless, but the musical is right up there on the "best of all time" list. It’s taken home six Tony Awards (including best musical), and its Garth Fagan-crafted choreography truly brings the wild to life. 8 p.m. Wednesday and select times and dates through May 5 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; Tickets cost $45 to $165.
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