Things To Do

The Ten Best Things to Do in South Florida This Week

Celebrate Oktoberfest with 26 Degree Brewing on Friday.
Celebrate Oktoberfest with 26 Degree Brewing on Friday. Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg

Friday, October 4

It’s officially Oktoberfest season. So, if you haven’t pulled your lederhosen or glass drinking boot out of storage, then get moving. Among your beer-tastic options, 26 Degree Brewing Company in Pompano is celebrating with an Oktoberfest party on Friday. There will be pumpkin and Oktoberfest beer offerings, German food, and a live polka set from the always-fun Hot Java Band. 5 p.m. Friday at 26 Degree Brewing Company, 2600 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach; Admission is free.

It seems like Howie Mandel has basically done it all throughout his illustrious career. He created Bobby’s World. He’s been an America’s Got Talent judge. He’s hosted Deal or No Deal. My goodness. On Friday, the Canadian gets back to his comedic roots with a stand-up gig at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. 8 p.m. Friday at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5555 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; Tickets cost $40 to $50.
click to enlarge The Florida Brewery Running Series kicks off another season Saturday, October 12 at LauderAle. - PHOTO BY KATIE DOYLE
The Florida Brewery Running Series kicks off another season Saturday, October 12 at LauderAle.
Photo by Katie Doyle
Saturday, October 5

Calling all you Harry Potter fans. This is the pub crawl for you. Crawl With Us' the Trivia Crawl That Cannot Be Named hits Fort Lauderdale on Saturday. Starting at Township and hitting Booze Garden, Public House, and other spots, this is a traveling trivia shindig. At each bar, your team will answer 25 Harry Potter-related questions all while enjoying bar specials galore. At the end of the evening, the top-scoring team will win the TriWizard Cup, among other prizes/raffles for other peeps. 6 p.m. Saturday starting at Township FTL, 219 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; Tickets cost $15 to $20.

Sunday, October 6

Baby shark doo doo doo doo doo doo. From there, repeat this and lyrics similar to it ten million times. And, bam, it’s "Baby Shark." Surely by now, especially if you are a parent or have been around little ones, you’ve experienced this a bazillion times. Well, a Baby Shark Live! experience is rolling into the Broward Center on Sunday for two shows. Enjoy all of your favorite tunes and characters — and your kids will love you forever too. 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; Tickets cost $29.50 to $55.50.

Monday, October 7

Mondays don’t have to be awful. If you cap off your first day of the week with a stellar happy hour, how can you go wrong? The newly opened Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant at the Galleria has a weekday happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m., with select wines and cocktails from $6 to $8 per glass and scrumptious apps and flatbreads all under ten bucks. Pro tips: Its Over the Border egg rolls with cilantro ranch and roasted vegetable and goat cheese flatbread are winners. 3 to 6 p.m. Monday and all weekdays at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant at the Galleria Mall, 2568 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale;
click to enlarge Black Label Society is set to rock Revolution Live on Tuesday. - PHOTO BY JUSTIN REICH
Black Label Society is set to rock Revolution Live on Tuesday.
Photo by Justin Reich
Tuesday, October 8

Black Label Society
could be the name of a Johnnie Walker scotch fan club. But, in this case, it’s the iconic heavy metal band that’s been kicking ass since the late '80s. The LA-based foursome hits Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution Live on Tuesday alongside Alien Weaponry and the Black Dahlia Murder. Sure, you know the classics by now — “Stillborn,” “Parade of the Dead,” and “Suicide Messiah” _ but make sure to give the band's latest LP, Grimmest Hits, a whirl too. It’s bangin’. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; Tickets cost $39.50. Note: While, this week, the band confirmed its December tour was cancelled, the October 8 Revolution Live show is still a go.

Wednesday, October 9

Combine tunes that span the decades and a game you played as a kid and, bam, you have Music Bingo. Basically, if you hear a song and it’s on your card, mark that bad boy. Get a line, diagonal or that always pesky four corners, yell BINGOOOOO! obnoxiously loud and, woohoo, you win and get cool prizes. If you’ve been looking for a change from your weekly trivia night, this is a nice twist. 8 p.m. Wednesday at American Craft Aleworks, 200 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; Admission is free.
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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.