Weekdays are the worst, unless you live in South Florida where we refuse to let a moment go by without cramming it full of entertainment.
Whether you're looking to relax and recover from the weekend, or would prefer to fill your weekday evening with distracting doings, there's something for you to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.
In case you were wondering why facial hair seemed omnipresent during November, it's because it was testicular awareness month (AKA Movember). Fortunately, with the end of the month, the staches must come off. Tonight from 7 to 9 p.m., American Social is hosting its Mustachio Bashio with mustache contests, complimentary cocktails, passed hors d'oeuvres, prizes, and plenty of photo opportunities.
It's the holidays, time to pack on the pounds while you have the excuse and do your part to help animals in need. Your chance for the sugar high of the calorie-consuming season is coming up on Monday at , the saccharine event will feature more than 20 celebrity bakers battling it out for money and trophies while guests stuff their faces with unlimited desserts and pastries -- you may just want to forgo dinner beforehand. Bill and Christy from 107.9 FM will be judging the competition. The evening also includes a candy station, Susan Ashley performing live, a silent auction, a doggy fashion show, a gelato cart by Gelato Petrini, massages by Fabien DeGuffroy, piles of unlimited dog bones by Pet Meds, and the opportunity to feel good about lending some needy animals a helping hand. Greg Weiss will be master of ceremonies. It takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $35 at the door. The Delray Beach Golf Club is located at 2200 Highland Blvd. in Delray Beach. Call 954-588-7045, or visit dezzyssecondchance.com.
Tuesday, Las Olas Boulevard will transform into a winter celebration. All the shops stay open late and revelers flock to the chic sidewalks; as many as 40,000 attendees came out last year to enjoy snow cones and holiday cheer. Pose with Santa for silly and memorable Facebook pictures. Don't forget to wear your tacky holiday headgear with bells and all to really liven things up. The evening is from 5 to 10 p.m. on East Las Boulevard from SE Sixth Avenue to SE 11th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Visit lasolasboulevard.com. Free admission.
When you think of bingo, odds are flaming drag queens with names like Bitter Misty Eyez and The Mean don't pop into your head. If you think this game is just for group-home-bound geriatrics, think again. Lips, "The Ultimate in Drag Dining," has taken its bedazzler and made over the game into what it calls Bitchy Bingo. It takes place every Wednesday and is hosted by two of the club's finest and most fabulous. Everyone who plays will have a chance to win prizes. You can play at the bar for free, but the food at Lips is shockingly good. There's an à la carte menu including $5 frozen Cosmos, or a prix fixe meal for $18.95. There's no cover, but if you are eating, the minimum is $15. Lips is located at 1421 E. Oakland Park Blvd. in Oakland Park. The bar opens at 7 p.m. and dinner starts at 7:30. Call 954-567-0987, or visit floridalips.com.
By the time Thursday rolls around, most of us are in need of a drink. It's nice, however, to have a charitable excuse -- and to spend time around other generous drinkers. On Thursday at 5 p.m., the Blind Monk and the Young Professional segment of the South Florida Risk Management Association is hosting Toys for Tots Merry Hour. Bring an unwrapped toy and get drink specials and passed hors d'oeuvres while giving to a child in-need. The Blind Monk is located at 410 Evernia St. in West Palm Beach. Call 561-833-3605, or visit theblindmonk.com.
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