It feels like some of us, emboldened by a prick in the arm, are trying to make up for lost time. Among the things to look forward to this weekend: new music from favorite son Joel DaSilva, cocktails with “Cruella,” free mimosas (for women) with brunch in Boca Raton, Skrewball at Roxanne’s and Logan Paul getting punched in the face at Hard Rock Stadium. Also, the answer to the question: What band has the best name taken from a “Seinfeld” episode?
Like many local performers, Fort Lauderdale roots-rock guitarist Joel DaSilva was knocked down by COVID closures — but he wasn’t knocked out. On Friday at Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers in Wilton Manors, the Joel DaSilva Band will share music from a new album, “Against the Grain.” The band — former Hep Cat Boo Daddies frontman DaSilva on vocals and guitar, Dale Pohly on bass and Austen Erblat on drums (because being a crack Sun Sentinel reporter is not rock ‘n’ roll enough?) — will perform 7-10 p.m. DaSilva will have physical copies of the album for sale. It will be released digitally on July 17. Admission (and parking) free. Visit Facebook.com/joeldasilvamusic.
A month of music-forward brunches at Crazy Uncle Mike’s in Boca Raton kick off noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday with Hip-Hop Brunch & Bingo. DJ Gio Black spins the classics, and there’s bingo with prizes, free mimosas for women, $15 bottomless for guys. I can recommend the French Toast, with bourbon peaches and toasted pecans ($15) and the Physical Graffiti IPA ($7.50 for 16 ounces). Together works, too. The rest of the schedule includes brunch (and bingo) themed to a 1970s soundtrack (June 13), ’80s (June 20) and ’90s (June 27). Visit CrazyUncleMikes.com.
I am told by people who know these things that the fashion explosion that is “Cruella” (Vogue takes this all very seriously) is best served with a proper cocktail or two. The Emma Stone send-up is screening at Silverspot Cinema in Coconut Creek, as you may remember from Before, a home to a happy hour with cocktails, wine and beer at “beat the clock” prices ($4 beginning at 4 p.m., $5 at 5, $6 at 6). Visit Silverspot.net.
Guns N’ Roses’ rescheduled North American tour will include two nights at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Oct. 2-3 (Saturday/Sunday). Opening will be Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH, making their touring debut. Tickets cost $430, $330, $220, $150 and $100 and go on sale noon Friday at MyHRL.com after a Thursday presale on the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
The Psychedelic Furs are finally touring in support of the 2020 album “Made of Rain,”(their first release in nearly three decades), stopping at Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution Live on Oct. 27. Tickets for the all-ages show cost $35 in advance ($40 day-of) and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at JoinTheRevolution.net.
We had a visitor last weekend from Alabama, a bourbon connoisseur who nevertheless admitted to a penchant for a Floribama-famous beach drink (name escapes me) with “a Skrewball floater.” A what now? After a little detective work, I discovered that downtown Fort Lauderdale’s proudly trashy Roxanne’s Liquor Bar & Kitchen, on Federal Highway in Flagler Village, serves a cocktail called Respect Your Elders, made with Old Forrester Bourbon, Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur and Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey. Bama-lam! Visit RoxannesFTL.com.
The Allman Betts Band plays Thursday on Old School Square in Delray Beach (OldSchoolSquare.org), but if you miss it, check out Charlie Starr and Benji Shanks of Southern blues rockers Blackberry Smoke, doing four shows this weekend (6 and 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday) at the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton. Tickets cost $35-$55 at FunkyBiscuit.com. Atlanta-based Blackberry Smoke released the Dave Cobb-produced album “You Hear Georgia” last week.
The Miami Improv this weekend hosts the remarkable Ms. Pat, also known as Patricia Williams, who went from crack-selling teen mom to stand-up comic, popular podcast guest (see Marc Maron’s “WTF”) and author (memoir “Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat”) to an upcoming scripted TV comedy from industry heavyweights Lee Daniels and Brian Grazer. She has six weekend performances at the Doral comedy club, with tickets $22. Visit MiamiImprov.com.
Heads up: Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park will celebrate its eighth anniversary June 18-20 with a variety of events and releases, including the return of Juicing Room, a charismatic (9.5% ABV) bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with blueberries and cacao nibs. Not a bad idea to pre-order a four-pack ($18), reserve a table or get brunch tickets before they’re spoken for. Visit FunkyBuddhaBrewery.com.
While we’re at it, World Oceans Day is Tuesday and Funky Buddha Premium Hard Seltzer (the Oakland Park brewery’s line) is hosting its inaugural Manatee Derby, with help from Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick (40% of ‘N Sync). Before you get too excited, no, Joey Fatone is not riding a manatee. That would be wrong. This is a YouTube event, beginning at 6 p.m., to raise money for the Save the Manatee Club and efforts to clean waterway habitats for manatees, suffering through what will be their deadliest year on record in 2021. Fatone and Kirkpatick will provide halftime entertainment via Cameo. Funky Buddha is donating $30,000 and will match $20,000 in viewer donations. For information, visit ManateeDerby.com.
The bizarre Showtime pay-per-view boxing exhibition on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium between Floyd Mayweather (fight legend) and Logan Paul (I believe he played Screech on “Saved by the Bell: Episode VII: The Force Awakens”) comes with many spin-off events. They include a series of performances/appearances at DAER nightclub/dayclub at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood: Tory Lanez (10 p.m. Friday), Cheat Codes (noon Saturday), Nicky Jam (10 p.m. Saturday) and Jake Paul (8 p.m. Sunday watch party). Visit HardRockNightlife.com.
Because someone in your house needs to know this: The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton will host a one-woman show, “Me, Myself and Shirley” by Cindy Williams, star of beloved 1970s-80s sitcom “Laverne & Shirley” (I believe she also played Screech’s mom on “Saved by the Bell: Episode VII: The Force Awakens”). The show runs June 10-27. Visit TheWick.org.
Lagniappe House in Miami (the relaxing outdoor garden is one of my favorite venues, as I may have mentioned a few times) on Tuesday will host a funky-jazz quartet led by saxophonist Mark Small, joined by Tim Jago (guitar), Adam Scone (organ) and Lucas Apostoleris (drums). The band comes with the Seinfeldian name the Moops. Music runs from 9 p.m. to midnight at Lagniappe. Admission is free. Visit LagniappeHouse.com.