Things To Do

South Florida Food & Drink Events This Weekend: Basel Brunch, Bar Crawl, and Prohibition


Opera Pop up at City Cellar
City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill (700 S. Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach) will host Pop-Up Opera. The free performances will be performed by Palm Beach Opera’s Benenson Young Artists. Executive Chef Kevin Darr will be preparing dinner. This starts at 6:30 p.m. Visit

Joe DiMaggio Happy Hour Fundraiser
Starting at 8 p.m., you can simultaneously drink and help out charity for a solid two hours. Taking place at America’s Backyard (100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale), participants will enjoy an open bar for $25, with half of proceeds benefiting Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Visit

Cuisines and Poetry
Midtown Art Gallery (1033 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will host their monthly event combining both food and poetic talent. Admission is $10 for two people before 9 p.m. and $10 per person after 9 p.m. Food costs $10 a plate. Visit their Facebook page.


ABMB Artist + Curator Brunch
Art Basel is in Miami, but Fort Lauderdale art haven Girls’ Club (117 NE 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale) is getting in on the fun. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., attendees can join founder Francie Bishop Good, directors Sarah Michelle Rupert and Michelle Weinberg along with artists and guest curator Micaela Giovannotti for a brunch. There will be snacks, coffee and drinks. Visit their Facebook page.

Fort Lauderdale Bar Crawl
The Fort Lauderdale Bar Crawl is back, starting at 7 p.m. The first stop is Tilted Kilt (219 S Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale) with other participating bars including Tarpon Bend, Crafti Bar, Stache, Lucky’s Tavern, America’s Backyard and Cyn Nightclub. Each stop includes one free drink with purchase. Tickets are $20 and can be found at

Grand Opening of Old Arcade

The Old Arcade (411 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach) is opening with a bang. Starting at 9 p.m., guests can enjoy crafty cocktails and plenty of fun. Those attending must email [email protected] to RSVP. Call 561-450-6169, or visit their Facebook page.

Breakfast with Santa
Santa will be making his rounds at Brio locations in Boca Raton (The Shops at Boca Center, 5050 Town Center Circle, Suite 239, Boca Raton) and Plantation (Westfield Broward Mall, 499 South University Dr., Plantation). Guests can have breakfast with the jolly old man and indulge in activities such as Christmas carolers, holiday crafts, ornament making, cookie decorating, and face painting. Santa will also be taking pictures and collecting wish lists. Reservations are required. The Boca event, which is collecting toys for the Children’s Home Society, is from 9 until 11 a.m. The Plantation event is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Visit

Repeal Party at Stache
Stache (109 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will be celebrating Repeal Day with music from the 1920’s and “electro swing” as well as live burlesque and aerialist performances. The party starts at 8 p.m. and extends until midnight. Visit

Repeal Party at Dada
Delray’s Dada (52 N Swinton Ave., Delray Beach) is also celebrating Repeal Day with Speakeasy-inspired drink specials and music from Bad Apples Brass Band. Those wearing 1920’s and 1930’s attire will geta free drink. This starts at 10 p.m. Visit their Facebook page.

Free Holiday Dessert Samples
Robbie E. Custom Cakes (4570 Lyons Rd., Ste 112, Pompano Beach) will be giving away free samples of their desserts from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Try the white chocolate cranberry cake, wine soaked fruit cake, alcohol infused cupcakes and more. Those that order by December 9 will receive 10% off. Visit  


It’s never too early (or too hot) to celebrate Christmas in South Florida. The American-German Club of the Palm Beaches (5111 Lantana Rd., Lake Worth) will be celebrating their annual Christkindlmarket with German food and beers, ornament and gingerbread-house making, lantern parade, and of course, Santa. The event is all day from 11 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and also takes place on Saturday. Admission is $8 or a donation of a new unwrapped toy. Children under 12 years of age get in for free. Visit

All Weekend Long

25 Cent Cookies at Whole Foods
National Cookie Day is on Friday, and all Whole Foods in South Florida is celebrating in a big way. The market will be offer 25-cent freshly baked chocolate chip cookies until December 8. There is a limit of three cookies for each customer. Visit

For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of the New Times Broward-Palm Beach every Thursday. To submit an event, use our online form

Natalya Jones is a food and music writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in entertainment and fun things to do in South Florida, follow her on Twitter.
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