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 are looking to enjoy some seafood at the inaugural Feast of the Sea festival in West Palm Beach, dance the night away, or sail away on a sunset dinner cruise, there's something for you to do in South Florida this weekend.
5. Vegetarian 101
Always on the go? Never have time to eat right? We know the feeling. It's a challenge to stay healthy when you don't have time to plan. This weekend, you can learn how to incorporate better choices at Vegetarian 101, a workshop that will share vegetarian recipes, help you understand the basics of yoga and breathing, and learn about the dangers of GMO in foods, all while having fun. During this interactive, educational workshop, participants will receive a free resource gift bag with a healthy eating handbook sponsored by Whole Foods of Pembroke Pines. There will also be an introduction to Kemetic Yoga. The event takes place on Sunday, September 14 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Tropical Skoops in the Miramar Town Center plaza, located at 11635 Red Road in Miramar. There is a $5 entry fee, seating is limited.
Every Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m., there's something new at Sopranos Dueling Piano Bar. Join the beachfront Fort Lauderdale lounge for some dancing as the floor is cleared for larger crowds. To make the event that much better, a new happy hour runs from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, and resumes during the week from 5 to 9 p.m. The Dueling Piano Bar is open Thursday through Sunday at Beach Place located at 17 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. For more information visit sopranosduelingpianobar.com, or call 954-391-2278.
Do something special this weekend: eat dinner on a boat. This Sunday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., step aboard the Majestic Princess Cruise as it leaves its dock at Riviera Beach, taking diners elegant dinner cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway. Admission is $15 per person, and includes a two-hour cruise with the option to purchase dinner from Tides 41, the boat's floating restaurant. Dining options include a variety of dishes served by a yacht-trained crew. Then dance, mingle, or just enjoy the water. For more information, dates, and times call 561-254-0424.
This Saturday, get started on your tasting tour of South Florida with Flavor Palm Beach the month-long dining event established in 2008 to introduce diners to the vast array of restaurants throughout Palm Beach County. Foodies will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced three course meals from some of the area's best restaurants during this dining event. Many local eateries line up to offer deals for the promotion that runs September 1 through 30. Participating restaurants are offering three-course meals for lunch and dinner (lunch is $20, and dinners are priced at $30 and $35). Participating restaurants this year include 50 Ocean in Delray Beach, Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach (lunch only), and EVO Italian in Tequesta. For more information, visit flavorpb.com.
To everyone who loves seafood -- and competing at random games while eating seafood -- listen up: the inaugural Feast of the Sea festival will give you a good dose of both this weekend. It all goes down this Saturday, September 13, at the Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. Starting at 11 a.m., the (hopefully first annual) Feast of the Sea will offer a number of special events throughout the day, including a cornhole tournament, human foosball match, and a casting competition with a grand prize of $10,000 to the winner. The Feast of the Sea will offer a variety of globally-inspired samples from close to 50 of Palm Beach County's best restaurants, including Hullabaloo, Nick & Johnnie's, Guanabanas, Talay Tai, PB Catch, and Pistache. Expect seafood dishes that highlight a variety of cuisine, from South American and Asian, to European and Caribbean. General admission is free, but dishes will cost you $6 a pop. For more information visit feastofthesea.com.
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