While it could have been much worse, this weekend ended up being a bit of a wet one. Hopefully, your big plans didn't get lost in the rain -- or you chose to bring an umbrella. Either way, if you're looking to make up for time -- and fun -- lost on your days off, we have plenty of activities that will wet your palate this workweek. If you're looking to catch up on drinking some beer, celebrate birthdays, or dress up like the '70's, we have something for you in Broward in Palm Beach until you hit Friday again.
Italian Cooking Class With D'Angelo
Classes are all about absorbing new information. Fortunately, some are more entertaining than others -- ones that include eating and drinking tend to top the fun list. Executive chef Rickie Piper of the highly regarded D'Angelo restaurants is hosting a cooking class at Chef Jean-Pierre's Cooking School at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. The $85 class will take guests through five courses of Italian dishes -- and tastings.
Chef Jean-Pierre's Cooking Class is located at 1436 Federal Hgwy in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-563-2700, or visit chefjeanpierre.com.
Cigar City & Widmer Release of Gentleman's Club and Meet the Brewer
Cooperation tends to make things better, especially when it involves beer. On Monday at 6 p.m., Tap 42 is hosting a tap takeover for the release of the highly anticipated Cigar City and Widmer collaboration, Gentlemen's Club. The bar will feature three of the wood aged gentlemen's club beers, as well as a slew of other Cigar City and Widmer options.
Tap 42 is located at 1411 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-463-4900, or visit tap42.com.
Sweet Sixteen Party
Some birthdays are bigger than others. At ten you've hit you're first decade. At 21, you can drink your first drink, supposedly. At sixteen, it's womanhood. Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant is about to be a lady. Tuesday is the last day of the bar's monthlong sixteenth birthday. The spot is offering select tapas and drinks for just $1.60.
Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant is located at 116 NE 6th Ave. in Delray Beach. Call 561-894-8599, or visit ceviche.com.
People do all sorts of things just to get free drinks. On Tuesdays through the month of July, all you have to do is show up to any Duffy's. For it's Tasting Tuesdays, the chain will be giving away drink samples from its new cocktail menu from 5 to 8 p.m.
Visit any Duffy's location. For more information, check out duffysmvp.com.
Drinking beer is always a good time. Drinking multiple types of beer at once: even better. 13 Even is hosting a beer tasting from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
13 Even is located at 2037 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Call 954-565-8550, or visit 13-even.com.
Funky Buddha Beer Pairing
Everyone has heard about keeping it local. In terms of Broward beer, you really can't get anymore local than Funky Buddha. You should probably have some with supper. Bash American Bistro is hosting a Funky Buddha beer pairing dinner on Wednesday at 7 p.m. For 40 bucks, guests get to nosh on five small plates, each paired with its own beer.
Bash American Bistro is located at 10053 Sunset Strip in Sunrise. Call 954-578-6700, or visit bashwinecafeandcatering.com.
It's a '70's Celebration
Everyone loves a party, but theme parties tend to be a heck of a lot more entertaining. Table 427 is hosting a 70's theme party on Wednesday fro 6 to 11 p.m. The party includes groovy '70's decor and music, a three course meal, and all the wine you can drink. The cost to attend is $40 per person. Reservations are required.
Table 427 is located at 427 Northwood Rd in West Palm Beach. Call 561-506-8211, or visit table427.com.
Summer Wine Dinner at Bistro 1001
Different dishes represent the changing seasons. Pumpkins signal Autumn. Asparagus rings in Spring. On Wednesday at 7 p.m., Bistro 1001 is continuing its monthly wine dinner series with a summer wine dinner with ingredients straight from the restaurant's garden. The cost to attend is $40 per person. RSVP through Local Wine Events is required.
Bistro 1001 is located at 1001 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Call 561-803-1908, or visit localwineevents.com.
One Struggle Open Mic Night
Coffee shops have been known for sharing ideas since their inception. Listen to some new ones at Undergrounds Coffeehaus' open mic night on Thursday starting at 8:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and free to attend.
Undergrounds Coffeehaus is located at 3020 N. Federal Hgwy in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-630-1900, or visit undergroundscoffeehouse.com.
Cooking With Blue Moon Fish Co.
Cooking fish is a scary endeavor for many people. If you're going to try to learn how to do it, you should probably leave the lessons to the professionals. Executive chef Bryce Statham and Baron Skorish of Blue Moon Fish Co. are teaching a class at Publix Apron Cooking School in Plantation on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $40 per person.
Publix Apron Cooking School is located at 1181 S. University Drive in Plantation. Call 954-577-7632, or visit publix.com/aprons.
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