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The Ten Best Things to Do in South Florida This Week

The 11th Annual Taste of Harbor Beach benefitting Children's Miracle Network goes down on Friday evening.
The 11th Annual Taste of Harbor Beach benefitting Children's Miracle Network goes down on Friday evening. Marriott Harbor Beach

Cheesesteak eggrolls? Artichoke beignets? Bone-in filets? Yum. Del Frisco’s Grille is officially open on Las Olas Blvd. in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The menu features all kinds of fresh seafood and Prime steak yumminess spanning the American classic spectrum. No opening is official without a ribbon-cutting, which everyone is invited to on Friday afternoon before diving in to the deliciousness. 4 p.m. on Friday at Del Frisco’s Grille, 501 Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale;

Looking to book some travel? Pencil in your trip knowing your dough is going toward an awesome cause... and enjoy some stellar food along the way. The 11th Annual Taste of Harbor Beach is happening Friday evening at the always-picturesque Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach. Travel packages to Europe, South America and all kinds of global destinations will be up for silent auction. And, there will be bites from nearly 20 local restaurants, including 3030 Ocean, Sea Level, S3, Timpano and Temple Street Eatery to enjoy. Proceeds from the action-packed evening benefit Children’s Miracle Network. 6:30 p.m. on Friday at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale; Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door.
click to enlarge Bourbon and tunes, including country rockers Parmalee? See Saturday. - STONEY CREEK RECORDS
Bourbon and tunes, including country rockers Parmalee? See Saturday.
Stoney Creek Records

Bourbon and country tunes are such a magical combination. Both of these things are coming together on Saturday for the second installment of the Boots & Bourbon Country Music Festival in Deerfield Beach. This year’s fest features tunes from headliners Parmalee and Jay Valor and bourbon from Old Grand Dad, Baker’s, Jim Beam, Knob Creek and more. Cheers! 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday oceanside in Deerfield Beach, 149 S. Ocean Way, Deerfield Beach; Tickets are $20 to $60.

The '90s were a magical time. You had to keep your Tamagotchi alive, Beanie Babies were in, and the Macarena was totally a thing. Well, you can relive everything wonderful about the '90s at LauderAle on Saturday night with its '90s Dance Party. Jam to some DJ-bred beats, drink some great craft beer and don’t forget your fanny pack. 8:30 p.m. on Saturday at LauderAle, 3305 SE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale; Admission is free.
click to enlarge Run for your health (and some ribs) on Sunday. - FLANIGAN'S
Run for your health (and some ribs) on Sunday.

Okay, so maybe you aren’t the fastest runner in the world. But, there are free beer, wine and baby back ribs waiting at the end of this race, so get movin’. The 6th Annual Flanigan’s Rockin’ Rib Run is early Sunday morning. It’s a 10K and it will be competitive, so if you haven’t trained, stop reading and start running. Pro tip: Don’t wear a white shirt for this. Too much sweat... and BBQ sauce. 7 a.m. on Sunday at Vista View Park, 4001 SW 142nd Ave., Davie; Registration starts at $50.

Whether you love the solo songs or the Traveling Wilburys tracks, you can no longer see or hear Roy Orbison live in the flesh. But the marvel of modern technology can offer the next best thing. Watch the classic, sweet-voiced crooner take the stage at Parker Playhouse in hologram form. You'll hear the classics, from "Crying," to "Pretty Woman" and "Only the Lonely." 4 and 8:30 p.m. on Sunday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; Tickets cost $37.50 to $77.50.

Namaste! Every first and third Sunday of the month, you can get your yoga on at 26 Degree Brewing Company. During Yoga at the Brewery, enjoy a full hour of yoga and a yummy craft beer of your choice for only 15 bucks. Make sure to bring your own yoga mat and remember: Drinking and yoga-ing is not advised. Earn that beer, folks! 10 a.m. on Sunday at 26 Degree Brewing Company, 2600 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach; Admission costs $15.
click to enlarge CityPlace West Palm - COURTESY PHOTO
CityPlace West Palm
Courtesy photo

Your mind needs less noise and more music. So, how appropriate is it that the latest installment of the Music for the Mind concert series is happening this Tuesday in CityPlace? The evening – presented by Kretzer Piano Music Foundation – will feature a special holiday show by the Irwin Solomon Jazz Trio, consisting of Irwin Solomon, bassist Dave Tomasello and drummer Mike Dorfman. Proceeds from the shindig will benefit the Kretzer Music Foundation and bring music programs to kids in need. 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Harriet Theater at CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students.

You could start listing classic Bob Dylan songs today without running out of titles for days. That's why multiple artists, including Turtle Grenade, Adam Sheetz, Uncle Scotchy, and many others, will take the stage at Voltaire to pay tribute to the man who reluctantly became the voice of a generation. What's your favorite Dylan record? Is it Highway 61 Revisited? Blood on the Tracks? Blonde on Blonde? Expect to hear your personal favorites as the night goes on. 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Voltaire, 526 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; Admission is free.


There are Christmas concerts... and then there are Mannheim Steamroller Christmas concerts. The group has sold more than 40 million albums to date, with 29 million of them falling in the holiday realm. Two traveling Mannheim ensembles are zig-zagging their way across the U.S. and one is making a stop in WPB on Wednesday. There will be horns, trumpets, keyboards, percussion and more. So, get in the holiday spirit and stop being a Grinch. 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; Tickets are $25 to $110.
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Jesse Scott is a Fort Lauderdale-based contributor for Miami New Times covering culture, food, travel, and entertainment in South Florida and beyond. His work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, National Geographic, and his hometown newspaper, the Free Lance-Star, among others.