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Five Best Food and Drink Events This Weekend: The Jupiter Craft Brewer's Festival, Food Truck Invasion, and More

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 going to the Jupiter Craft Beer Festival or just want to check out a food truck round-up, there's something for you to do in South Florida this weekend.

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5. Mermaid Show

Kick back with your favorite cocktail and enjoy the MeduSirena and Aquacats Mermaid show this Saturday night at the Wreck Bar at the Sheraton's Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel. The Wreck Bar features a special feature wall where you can watch the underwater mermaid show from your bar seat. The bar opens at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 6:30. Happy Hour runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with drink and food specials.

4. Cheesy Brunch in Northwood

Get ready for four hours of totally delicious cheesiness in Northwood Village this Sunday, when Art Palm Beach/Art Synergy satellite exhibition presents a soft opening of new art gallery space Bohemïa AG. Starting at 10 a.m., the event will feature handcrafted grilled cheeses made by T.C. Melts as well as sweets like gelato and sorbetto. Then, chill out to the sounds of some new-wave tunes while taking in some of the artHaus avant-garde exhibitions. The event is free. Dogs are welcome. Northwood Village is located at 400 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach;

3. Food Truck Invasion

Food Truck Invasion is heading to the Village of Tequesta for a Food Truck Pow Wow at Constitution Park. Get ready to try some of the best gourmet food on wheels. First time at a Food Truck event? Here's what you need to know. Consider it an outdoor picnic where food trucks of different origins -- and offering tons of different cuisine -- prepare food that is cooked to order. It's not fast food, and many of these trucks are run by chefs who cook up a variety of fusion cuisine, comfort foods, and sweet treats. Sometimes there are lines, but they are worth the wait. Be sure to bring your folding chairs or blankets to picnic on on the lawn. The whole family is welcome and encouraged to attend, since this is a family-friendly atmosphere.The day's trucks include Best French Fries, Bite Gastrotruck, Che Grill, Crave-It, Curbside Gourmet, MV My Food Truck, PS561, Parabas Grill, Spring In Roll Out, Taco Fresh, Tip A Roo, Veggie Love, and Zombie Ice. Send your friends who do not have Facebook to this link for details The event starts at 5 p.m. Constitution Park is located at 399 Seabrook Road, Tequesta.

2. Dale K Hypnonis Show

On Saturday, January 24, and Sunday, January 25, you can catch the last few performances from Dale K at the Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Dale K's award-winning performances are hilarious and exciting: While most hypnotists will try to convince you to believe in hypnotic trances and mind control, Dale K will show you how powerful your motivation can be and how amazing your imagination actually is. Dale K will unleash your hidden confidence (and talents), and you just might find your own spotlight for a night. Shows start at 2, 5:30, and 8:30 p.m. Before you're done, don't forget to grab one of those amazing Philly Cheesesteak Donut Burgers. The fair is the only place you'll find it. Visit the website for more information.

1. Jupiter Craft Brewer's Festival

This weekend, if you venture around the Abacoa area, you'll be overwhelmed with the influx of beer-themed T-shirts and Coachella-esque wardrobes flocking toward a cluster of white tents at Roger Dean Stadium. These people are heading to the penultimate event for South Florida Beer Week: the ninth-annual Jupiter Craft Brewers Festival, which takes place Saturday, January 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. New this year: ten new breweries, including Rivertowne, Copper Top, Barrel of Monks, Tomoka, and 26 Degrees. More brewers than ever will be attending. It's a limited-entry event, with only 3,000 tickets total. Only ticketed patrons will be permitted to enter, and if you don't have one, it will cost you $35 at the door (cash only). Visit the website for more information. Roger Dean Stadium is located at 4751 Main St., Jupiter.

Nicole Danna is a food blogger covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on Clean Plate's Instagram.

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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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