Congratulations: you made it through yet another working week. You might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate -- or better yet, a drink or three. Whether you're looking to search out some food-related art, check out some Halloween festivities, or drink some sake while throwing back some sushi, there's something to get you going in Broward and Palm Beach Counties this weekend.
5. Sake & Sushi Happy Hour
By the time Friday rolls around we're all itching for a drink and a bite to eat. Sushi is a fun go-to for workweek relief. On Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market in Pembroke Pines is hosting a sushi and sake evening. For $10, guests can snack on maki while drinking sake. An expert from Ty Ku Sake will be on-hand to explain the production process, proper way to serve, and how to mix sake in drinks.
Whole Foods Market is located at 14956 Pines Blvd. in Pembroke Pines. Call 954-392-3500, or visit wholefoodsmarket.com.
4. APPLAusE! mobile festival
In celebration of the art of growing food locally APPLAusE! mobile festival is making its way around the urban farms of Fort Lauderdale. Starting at noon on Saturday, the event will begin at Marando Farms (1401 SW 1st Ave), then heading to Fort Lauderdale Vegetables Andrews Farm (625 S. Andrews Ave.), Flagler Village Community Garden (425 Northeast 3 Ave.), Northwest Gardens, Sistrunk Community Gardens (2224 Northwest 6 St.), and finishing up the day at Fat Village Artwalk (Northwest 1 Ave. between Northwest 5 St. and Northwest 6 St.) at 6 p.m. Participants are invited to join for the entire route or at any stop along the way. Call Valerie J. Amor at 954-701-0698, email her at email@example.com, or visit facebook.com/events/316707461807618/.
3. No Kid Hungry
Palm Beach island probably doesn't have an issue with hunger - it's one of the wealthiest zip codes in South Florida - but the county's best chef Clay Conley is taking advantage of the overflow of wealth with a fundraising event for No Kid Hungry on Sunday at 6 p.m. The $200 dinner brings together other highly respected chefs Zach Bell, Jamie DeRosa, Victor LaPlaca, Jennifer Reed, and Nicholas Stefanelli at his critically acclaimed Buccan.
Buccan is located at 350 S. County Road in Palm Beach. Call 561-833-3450, or visit buccanpalmbeach.com.
2. Haunted Hotel
The time to pull out that naughty nurse, sexy firewoman, or whatever other skantily clad option is here, Whisky Blue at the W Hotel is hosting its Haunted Hotel party on Saturday at 9 p.m. The party features a costume contest with prizes ranging from $100 bar tabs to free hotel rooms and more.
Whiskey Blue is located at 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-414-8200, or visit wfortlauderdalehotel.com.
1. Pumpkins and Pints
Pumpkin carving is thought to be an activity for kids - it's not when you add beer. To please adult children, Tap 42 is hosting its annual Pumpkins and Pints on Sunday at 7 p.m. The spot will have a number of pumpkin beers on tap as well as some pumpkins for sale. Bring your carving tools for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate for the best pumpkin.
Tap 42 is located at 1411 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-463-4900, or visit tap42.com
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