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Five Best Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Yappy Hour at Funky Buddha Brewery, Underwater Mermaid Show, 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 are looking to enjoy an evening in 1930s Southeast Asia, donate some money to a charitable cause while sipping some happy-hour brews, or just want to sit back and enjoy an underwater mermaid show, there's something for you to do in South Florida this weekend.

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5. Pistache's Annual Tour Du Monde

This Saturday, experience a sensual evening in 1930s Southeast Asia as portrayed in the award-winning classic film Indochine at Pistache French Bistro in West Palm Beach. As part of restaurant's annual Tour du Monde series of events, the evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. and feature an array of exotic libations set to the music of Buddha Bar DJ Claude Challe. Several "Wellness Geishas" will also be on hand to ensure guests get to experience all of the pleasures from the long-gone era.

4. Longboards Three-Year Anniversary Party

This Saturday, the party starts at 3 p.m. to celebrate Longboard's three-year anniversary party in West Palm Beach. Get your competitive streak going with a series of "totally tubular" games and compete in an oyster-eating contest, bottle shots tournament, and guessing of how many lobster are in the tank. X Productions will also be hosting a bikini fashion show. There will also be live music performances by the Kinected, Ethan Parker Band, and Red Lyte and the Sound Movement.

3. Aquacats Mermaid Show

If all you want to do this weekend is kick back and relax with your favorite cocktail and some friends, we hear you. But why not enjoy a little entertainment while you're at it? Every Saturday night, the Wreck Bar at the Sheraton Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale puts on a free underwater show. The bar -- and happy hour -- open at 5:30 p.m., offering a boatload of drink specials until 7:30 p.m. The Aquacats Mermaid Show starts at 6:30 p.m. and features MeduSirena, the fire-eating mermaid.

2. Humane Hollywood at Mickey Byrne's

Are you one of those people who can quote your favorite lines from more than a dozen movies? And you like dressing up in costume? This Saturday, Halloween comes early for movie lovers. Well, sort of. Take the opportunity to get decked out like your favorite Hollywood celebrity, and head to Hollywood's Mickey Byrne's Irish Pub and Restaurant for a chance to participate in their Humane Hollywood fundraiser benefiting the Humane Society of Broward County. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes, and a $10 donation will get you one free drink. Adoptable pets will also be onsite during the event, so you might even have the chance to take home a furry friend in need of a loving home.

1. Yappy Hour Fundraiser at Funky Buddha

Nothing says "yappy hour" like a good milk bone -- or milk stout, for that matter. If your canine friend enjoys an evening happy hour as much as you do, take your furry (and nonfurry) friends for a walk to the Funky Buddha's Friends of Greyhounds fundraiser event on Sunday. The brewery is teaming up with Friends of Greyhounds Dog Rescue, a volunteer, nonprofit organization based in South Florida whose mission is to provide retired racing greyhounds with a caring environment and loving homes. They are considered the final ray of hope for greyhounds that have no place to go after they retire from racing. The event is free to attend and starts at 4 p.m. There will be a raffle and prizes awarded to those who give donations. In addition, during the event, a $5 donation will get get you a wristband that entitles you to an extra special happy-hour deal: $1 off all Funky Buddha drafts until 8 p.m.

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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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