Weekend things to do: A Fury in Fort Lauderdale, a cocktail for Ukraine, Delray beers and Boca guitars

South Florida Sun Sentinel

Mar 24, 2022 2:45 PM

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Colorful weekend in South Florida, with the Blue Meanies of “Yellow Submarine” at Savor Cinema, a blue-and-yellow cocktail to raise money for Ukraine in Miami’s Design District, the Indigo Girls in Pompano Beach, beers with Matt Brown in Delray Beach, Lewis Black tickets at the Kravis Center, pink everywhere at the Wharf Fort Lauderdale and alt-country blue bloods in Boca Raton.

Star cars: The 30th annual Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show sets up at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center this weekend with hundreds of dazzling rides. It’s where you can gawk at the new Hyundai IONIQ 5 EV and the luxurious Genesis G90, and drive the Chevy’s latest Silverado 2500. The Fort Lauderdale Police Department will display a 1973 Plymouth Fury, a replica of a patrol car from 50 years ago. Best car on the lot! Tickets cost $8, ages 6-12 $3. Visit FTLauderdaleAutoShow.com.

Drinking for good: In Miami’s Design District, at stylish Korean steakhouse COTE (3900 NE Second Ave.), bartender Sondre Kasin has created the Peace for Ukraine cocktail. Combining Chopin vodka, Lustau Fino sherry, lemon juice, mango syrup, blue salt and flowers, the cocktail is a beautiful manifestation of the Ukrainian flag. It costs $20, with $10 going to Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen and its effort to feed Ukrainian families. Visit COTEMiami.com.

Girls night out: The Indigo Girls bring enduring hits such as “Galileo,” “Closer To Fine” and “Power of Two” to the newly renovated Pompano Beach Amphitheater 8 p.m. Friday. Nicole Atkins opens. Tickets start at $34.50. Visit PompanoBeachArts.org.

Boca needs guitars: The City of Boca Raton on Friday will begin accepting applications for its second annual Battle of the Bands competition, set for June 3 at Mizner Park Amphitheater. The contest will include two categories — one for teens and one for performers 20 and older — with $2,500 on the table for winners in each group. New at the final concert this year will be a Teen Marketplace for young entrepreneurs ages 13-19. Submissions for the Battle of the Bands and the marketplace will be accepted 8 a.m. Friday through April 25. Visit MyBoca.us.

D.L. Hughley has five shows at the Palm Beach Improv this weekend.

D.L. Hughley has five shows at the Palm Beach Improv this weekend. (Streiber/NBC)

Weekend laughs: Multi-hyphenate star of TV, radio, cultural commentary and the comedy stage, DL Hughley will perform five shows Friday-Sunday at the Palm Beach Improv in West Palm Beach. Tickets: $40 at PalmBeachImprov.com. … Samuel J. Comroe had his big moment on “America’s Got Talent” as a comedian working with Tourette Syndrome — an affliction that took him through many unique and, in his telling, very funny life experiences. But what also came across was his keen eye and ear for the universal Seinfeldian kookiness in all our lives. Comroe has five shows Friday-Sunday at the Dania Improv. Tickets: $22. Visit DaniaImprov.com.

Future laughs: Amy Schumer’s Whore Tour (her name, not ours) comes to Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on Saturday, Sept. 10, with tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday at MyHRL.com (advance ticket code: LIFE). … Tom Segura’s “I’m Coming Everywhere” world tour will hit Hard Rock Live on Saturday, Nov. 26, with tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday at MyHRL.com. … Lewis Black’s Off The Rails Tour is bound for the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, with tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday at Kravis.org.

Pig out on Las Olas: When downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Royal Pig Pub & Kitchen became Royal 350 Tap & Kitchen last month, the new name (it’s at 350 E. Las Olas) came with a refresh of the old décor (it was kind of dark) and the menu (also lighter and brighter). Check it out during happy hour (4-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday), which includes $6 sliders, nachos, cocktails and wine. Sunday brunch (11 a.m.-4 p.m.) has bottomless mimosas, bellinis and Bloody Marys for $14.95. Visit Royal350.com.

In the run-up to Paul McCartney's tour stop at Hard Rock Live, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival will screen

In the run-up to Paul McCartney’s tour stop at Hard Rock Live, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival will screen “Yellow Submarine” at Savor Cinema on Friday. (Apple Corps)

Weekend movies: The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on Friday will kick off the FLIFF Beatle Film Festival, a six-film series leading up to Sir Paul McCartney’s May 25 concert at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Taking place at Savor Cinema in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the series opens with Robert Zemeckis’ “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” at 6 p.m. and “Yellow Submarine” at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $5 (free for members, Hard Rock employees and McCartney ticket holders). The rest of the series includes “A Hard Day’s Night” (7 p.m. April 3), the Ron Howard documentary “8 Days A Week” (7 p.m. April 24), “Across the Universe” (7 p.m. May 7) and the classic “Help!” (5 p.m. May 20). Visit FLIFF.com/savorcinema.

Beer Saturday: Delray’s Craft Beer Festival takes place Saturday at Hopportunities, the self-serve (yes) craft beer and wine bar in downtown Delray Beach (440 NE Fifth Ave.), which also is celebrating its second anniversary. From noon-4 p.m. you’ll find sampling from more than 40 breweries, food vendors, live music (curated by Matt Brown) and carnival-style games, the latter a fundraiser for local kids helped by the EJS Project. Tickets cost $50, VIP (early entry and other exclusives) cost $100. Visit FindYourHoppyPlace.com.

Art and women: Following the ribbon of creatives that remain working in FAT Village, Flagler Village and the MASS District, the Fort Lauderdale Artwalk returns Saturday night with a focus on female expression for Women’s History Month. As always, this energizing evening offers open galleries, live performances, food and drink, and visuals you never thought you’d encounter in Fort Lauderdale. Visit Facebook.com/FTLArtwalk.

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In the pink: The Wharf Fort Lauderdale is all about pink this weekend. On Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m., the party is called Pink Pink Everything, with pink cocktails, $30 bottles of Whispering Angel Rosé, a fashion bazaar, beauty bar, live music and more. On Sunday you can “party like a flockstar” during its popular flamingo-themed gathering, with $10 Flamingo Flocktails and $30 bottles of rosy Chandon Garden Spritz from noon to 4 p.m. Visit WharfFTL.com.

Spring breaking: The Bring Your Own Floatie party, with floatie races and prizes, debuts noon Saturday at the Easton Rooftop Pool & Lounge on ninth floor of the Marriott Courtyard hotel in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village. Admission is free. Visit TheEastonFTL.com.

Boynton rocks: Family friendly Rock the Plaza returns to Boynton Beach’s Ocean Plaza 3-6 p.m. Saturday with food and drinks, games and funky-reggae jams by the Holidazed (recommended). Visit BoyntonBeachCRA.com.

Riverside lunch: The inaugural Riverwalk International Food Festival brings a diverse selection of vendors from the South Florida melting pot to Esplanade Park, on downtown Fort Lauderdale’s New River, across from the Museum of Discovery and Science, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Dishes start at $5, and VIP Beer Sampling tickets are $25. Visit GoRiverwalk.com.

Boca needs guitars II: Something completely different (if you’re into that kind of thing, which of course you are) at Prosperity Brewers in Boca Raton 6 p.m. Sunday, when Jon Snodgrass of alt-country blue bloods Drag the River and Stephen Egerton of West Coast punk flag wavers the Descendents perform with locals Keith Michaud (the Lightworkers) and Mark Dubin (the Honest Liars). Tickets are $10 at Facebook.com/fadeittothefront. Visit ProsperityBrewers.com.

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