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The Ten Best Things to Do in South Florida This Week

Call 311! See Friday.
Call 311! See Friday. Brian Bowen Smith
Thursday, August 1

Clematis by Night has been a Thursday staple in West Palm Beach for 20 years. Sure, you can catch great tunes, food vendors, and killer happy-hour offerings any Thursday. But today, there will be a special Back to School bash with jams by Amp Music Lab and Futures 4. Say goodbye to summer vacation at this family-friendly fiesta. 6 p.m. Thursday at 100 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; wpb.org. Admission is free.

Friday, August 2

Ready to feel old? 311 has been rocking for more than 30 years. The Nebraska-bred band is still going strong, and this Friday evening, the group will bring its 13-album catalog to West Palm Beach. Its latest release, Voyager, dropped last month, so get ready for new nuggets too. Don't miss the strong opening lineup, including Dirty Heads, the Interrupters, and Bikini Trill. Get there early and show everyone some love. 5:45 p.m. Friday at Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; livenation.com. Tickets cost $20.50 to $110.50 via livenation.com.
click to enlarge Calling all watermelon lovers to Tarpon River Brewing this Saturday. - CHRIS CARTER
Calling all watermelon lovers to Tarpon River Brewing this Saturday.
Chris Carter
Saturday, August 3


In honor of Mutt Day, Café Collective will give a free six-ounce puppaccino to every canine friend that walks through the door. In addition to offering the freebie, the Fort Lauderdale hot spot will host Pet Fest, loaded with vendors and pop-up shops, this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plus, I Heart Animal Rescue will be onsite with adoptable pets. If you adopt one, your new pal gets a free puppaccino too. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Café Collective, 100 N. Federal Hwy., #C4, Fort Lauderdale; collectiveventures.org. Admission is free.

What's summer without plenty of watermelon and beer? Tarpon River Brewing is bringing the two summer staples together for its big ol' Watermelon Party this Saturday. Expect a limited bottle release of Wit-R-Melon beer, a watermelon-inspired menu, watermelon carving, a watermelon toss, and other fun. DJ Blue, Lonewolf, and Josh Diaz & the Bonfires will provide the jams. 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Tarpon River Brewing, 280 SW Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale; tarponriverbrewing.com. Admission is free.

Sunrise, sunburn, sunset, repeat! Luke Bryan and his catchy country tunes are set to stop in West Palm Beach. The Sunset Repeat Tour — which is Florida's unofficial motto — will drop into Coral Sky Amphitheatre this Saturday evening. Cole Swindell (of “You Should Be Here” and “Flatliner” fame), Jon Langston, and DJ Rock are openers. 7 p.m. Saturday at Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach. Tickets cost $40.25 to $110 via livenation.com.
click to enlarge Things will get '80s-esque at Beach House Pompano Saturday evening. - BEACH HOUSE POMPANO
Things will get '80s-esque at Beach House Pompano Saturday evening.
Beach House Pompano
Break out the Aqua Net! Beach House Pompano is hosting the Back to School '80s Party Saturday evening, so get crimping! In addition to enjoying yummy bites and stellar ocean views, jam to tunes from DJ Misha and take advantage of drink specials such as $10 fuzzy navels and Alabama slammers. 7 p.m. Saturday at Beach House Pompano, 270 N. Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach; beachhousepompano.com. Admission is free.

Sunday, August 4


For some people, Sunday is a day of rest, but for others, it's a reason to continue partying. For the latter, there's the inaugural Sunday Solace on the McSorley’s Beach Pub rooftop, which boasts panoramic views of Fort Lauderdale Beach. Headlining this first shindig is Ultra Radio host RioTGear. Openers include Umbrella Boys, Above the Shoulders, and Reefa the Funk. 4 p.m. Sunday at McSorley’s Beach Pub, 837 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; mcsorleysftl.com. Admission costs $5 to $10 via eventbrite.com.

Monday, August 5

Wanna share the stage with like-minded musicians and comedians? Every Monday, Blue Jean Blues in Fort Lauderdale hosts Pro Jam. Liz Sharp leads this collaborative gathering of artists, and the result is always jam-tastic. The night's crowd favorites might earn a chance at a solo showcase at the intimate venue. 8 p.m. Monday at Blue Jean Blues, 3320 NE 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale; bjblive.com. Admission is free.
click to enlarge Bid farewell to Kiss this Tuesday. - JEN ROSENSTEIN
Bid farewell to Kiss this Tuesday.
Jen Rosenstein
Tuesday, August 6

It’s time to kiss Kiss goodbye. The iconic rock band’s End of the Road World Tour will roar into BB&T Center Tuesday, and count on all the hits. From “Shout It Loud” to “Crazy Crazy Nights” to “Rock and Roll All Nite,” enjoy all the Kiss classics live for the last time. If for some weird reason you haven’t seen Kiss and all of its face-painted, long-tongued glory live, this is your last chance. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; thebbtcenter.com. Tickets cost $35.25 to $260.75 via ticketmaster.com.

Wednesday, August 7

A bit of the 305 is making its way to the 954. The Miami-bred rapper Pouya will rock a show at Revolution Live this Wednesday evening. The artist, known for his mixtapes Don’t Sleep on Me Hoe and South Side Slugs, now has three full-length albums under his belt. His latest, The South Got Something to Say, dropped in early July. 7 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $27.50 via ticketmaster.com.
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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.