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're looking to celebrate the 31st annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, learn about tea, or eat $1 oysters at Whole Foods, there's something for you to do in South Florida this weekend.
Spin Into Summer Party at Subculture Coffee
Summer is on its way — though it feels like it's already here. Guess it doesn't much matter: Subculture Coffee is throwing a party to celebrate the season, anyway. The event will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, April 24, and will include a fun night of dancing to DJ Selecta Steve in the new outdoor courtyard alley at the West Palm Beach coffee shop. Drink specials will be available to spread the cheer. Hint: you might want to bring clothes you don't mind getting wet.
Sailing the Seas of Tea at Whole Foods Boca Raton
Did you know tea originated in China as a medicinal drink? Or that the earliest record of tea consumption dates back to the 10th century?And that, after water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world? If you'd like to learn more about tea, join tea connoisseur Jackson Finney as he explains the history, reveals the different varieties, and demonstrates how to properly brew the perfect cup of tea. The educational event takes place on Friday, April 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Register online at wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/bocaraton.
Buck-a-Shuck $1 Oysters at Whole Foods Davie
Come one, come all to a special Whole Foods Market event in Davie. The All-Day Oyster event will surely knock your shells — er, we mean socks, off. On Friday, April 24, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the market's Seafood Department will have oysters for $1 each, and will be pairing them with beer and wine sample flights. Grab your friends, your neighbors, your family — or hey, even a stranger — and join Whole Foods Market for this happy hour oyster event.
Wine Dinner at Whole Foods Pembroke Pines
An exclusive Whole Foods Market dinner will be crafted and presented at the Whole Foods Market in Pembroke Pines on Friday, April 24, at 7 p.m. Plates are expertly paired with their award winning wines. Participants must be at least 21 years of age. The cost is $40 per person. To reserve a space call 954-392-3500.
4th Annual Gala Rock the House With Young At Art
This Friday, April 24, join the Young At Art Museum of Fort Lauderdale as it celebrates its fourth annual gala, Rock The House. The event will feature a live concert with Richie Supa, a singer songwriter with songs written for artists such as Pink, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Ozzy Osbourne and his special guests Ricky Byrd, Joan Jett, and the Blackhearts Guitarist. Guests will enjoy artful encounters, music, dancing, silent auctions, and spectacular food and drink. The event takes place from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Visit the website for more information.
Mass Confusion at Saltwater Brewery
The warmer weather means its officially festival time. Hell, any time of the year down here is festival time. And we're glad to see another beer-oriented festival go down at Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach on Saturday, April 25. This is a new concept by the brewery, simply called Mass Confusion, where barrels and barrels of its Belgian tripel have been treated with different ingredients and techniques to create a broad spectrum of beer variations. Don't get confused about this festival, though, as it's pretty straightforward: With a $5 cover, attendees will be able access to the brewery grounds to listen to live music, buy some beer, and enjoy some food-truck action. In addition, that cover charge turns into a raffle ticket, which will determine who really is lucky that day. The first 500 people will get a limited-edition Saltwater Brewery custom snifter glass that can be used throughout the day to drink. The event begins at noon.
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100+ Abandoned Dogs of the Everglades Fundraiser at Funky Buddha Brewery
This weekend, Funky Buddha Brewery is teaming up with another great dog rescue, this time 100+ Abandoned dogs of Everglades Florida. The Florida non-profit has rescued more than 2,000 dogs (and 40+ cats) from the Everglades, Homestead, and Redlands area. Come out on Saturday, April 25, and help support their cause. Donate $5 or more and you will get a wristband that is good for extended "Yappy Hour" that will get you $1 off all Buddha drafts inside from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Conch Shack will be out front for lunch.
31st Annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival
Celebrate three days on the beach for fun, seafood, drinks, live music, arts, crafts and more. This year, the city of Pompano Beach will host its 31st annual Seafood Festival along the beach boulevard. The festival runs Friday, April 24, from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Festival admission is $10 per person on Friday, and $15 per person on Saturday and Sunday. Children under 12 are free. For more information visit the festival website.
Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.