It looks like the storms are clearing up for Memorial Day weekend. You can thank your lucky stars and stripes, because there's plenty of Memorial Day barbecue merriment in store, as well as ample options for celebrating the change in weather -- and having three days off.
From Havana nights to military parties to the infamous bus loop, we have your list for the best food and drink events in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Delray Beach Bus Loop
Time to get looped again. The Delray Beach Bus Loop is hitting the streets on Friday from 6 to 11 p.m. It's $30 in advance, or $35 at the door. The Bus Loop is starting at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. Call 954-574-6000, or visit busloop.org.
Salute to All Uniformed Personnel
Whether you're in the military yourself, part of a military family, or just wish you were, you can show your patriotism while having a good time on Friday at America's Backyard. Starting at 8 p.m., anyone wearing red, white, and blue gets to enjoy drink specials and all ladies drink free. RSVP at [email protected] for specials. America's Backyard is located at 100 SW Third Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-449-1030.
Havana Nights White Party
A trip to Cuba is kind of expensive -- and, well, illegal -- but you can still take in the sights, sounds, and cocktails without ever leaving South Florida. Oceans 234 is hosting a Havana Nights White Party at 9 p.m. Saturday night. The party will feature a mojito and caiprinha lounge, a cigar bar, salsa dancers, cigar bar, and more. Oceans 234 is located at 234 N. Ocean Dr. in Deerfield Beach. Call 954-428-2539.
Nicky's Week Fundrasier
For those of you who are into charitable giving, RA Sushi will be holding its weeklong Nicky's Week Fundraiser starting Sunday. The restaurant will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of its edamame, Tootsy Maki, shrimp nigiri, pork gyoza, chicken yakitori, garlic citrus yellowtail tapas, and a selection of beverages. RA is located at 201 SW 145 Terrace in Pembroke Pines. Call 954-342-5454. In Palm Beach Gardens, RA is located at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave. Call 561-340-2112.
Fourth Annual All White Party
Obviously, with Memorial Day comes the chance to pull out your white jeans for the summer. On Sunday, Off the Hookah is celebrating the change of season -- and attire -- with its fourth-annual All White Party. Anyone who wears all white gets free entry before midnight. Plus, everyone drinks free from 8 to 9 p.m. Off the Hookah is located at 111 SW Second Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-761-8686, or visit offthehookah.com.