Weekend things to do: Spring Break pool party in Flagler Village, Flamingo Flea in Boca Raton, Pinky Patel in Dania Beach

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If you are still looking for an efficient way to immerse yourself in that other South Florida lifestyle — a funkier, creative space where the music is played live and your thoughts are more valued than your thong — we have just the thing.

Carlee Sumner’s popular shopping and community-gathering series known as the Flamingo Flea is celebrating its three-year anniversary as well as an imminent expansion into Boca Raton.

On Sunday, the Flamingo Flea will mark its third birthday in its usual digs at Tarpon River Brewing in downtown Fort Lauderdale from noon to 4 p.m., with 40 vendors showcasing the handmade, revitalized, upcycled and reloved — plus music, craft beer and brunch.

Beginning Saturday, April 16, Sumner will bring the same vibe to Boca Raton restaurant-brewery Crazy Uncle Mike’s, where the indoor-outdoor event will offer music, beer and brunch noon-4 p.m. on third Saturdays every other month.

Farther down the road, Sumner is planning the inaugural Puppy Brunch (honoring her sister’s new twin puppies) at Tarpon River Brewing noon-4 p.m. Sunday, April 24. The event will include many vendors with pooch-appropriate items for sale.

New Dashboard: South Florida’s Chris Carrabba and Dashboard Confessional, touring in support of their first new studio album in four years, “All The Truth That I Can Tell” (Hidden Note Records/AWAL), perform 6 p.m. Friday on the outdoor stage at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on a co-headlining tour with Jimmy Eat World. Tickets start at $40 at SeminoleCoconutCreekCasino.com. For more on the new Dashboard Confessional album, visit Facebook.com/DashboardConfessional.

Weekend laughs: Colin Kane is a popular comedian who traffics in an explicit, in-your-face brand of insult comedy, no doubt inspired by a tough life growing up on Long Island, high school at exclusive Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut and a stint at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Kane performs four shows Friday-Saturday at the Palm Beach Improv in West Palm Beach. Tickets cost $22 at PalmBeachImprov.com.

On the other hand, social media star Pinky Patel — the only PTA mom with more than 64 million likes on TikTok — brings her Hello My Priends Tour to the Dania Improv on Dania Beach at 3 p.m. Saturday (tickets $25 at DaniaImprov.com) and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Palm Beach Improv in West Palm Beach ($25 at PalmBeachImprov.com).

Weekend movies: A showcase for Palm Beach County artists and filmmakers, the inaugural Subculture Film Festival will screen more than 250 shorts and feature-length movies Friday-Sunday at the Peach creative space (3950 Georgia Ave.) in West Palm Beach. The festival will award $5,000 in cash prizes in categories including comedy, music videos, films about the environment, civil unrest and the pandemic, and a special category for films shot and edited on a phone. Screenings are 8-11 p.m. Friday (with 7 p.m. cocktail reception), 1-11 p.m. Saturday (followed by an 11 p.m. cocktail party at Respectable Street nightclub) and 1-8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $10, $25 for a three-day pass. The festival is the creation of Palm Beach County restaurateur and cultural rabble-rouser Rodney Mayo, of Sub-Culture Group, and Jose Jesus Zaragoza, in partnership with the Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission and the local film and sketch comedy collective I Am SUS. Visit SubcultureFilmFest.com.

Retro Beat: Staples of your ‘80s soundtrack, the English Beat will share hits including “Too Nice to Talk To” and “Save It For Later” at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale Friday night with the Bryce Allen Band (doors at 7:30 p.m.). Tickets cost $26 at CultureRoom.net.

Ticket window: Colombian star Maluma is the next arena-filling performer on the way to the intimate stage at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, with tickets (starting at $105) for his May 5 show on sale 10 a.m. Friday at MyHRL.com. A venue presale can be found via the Hard Rock Facebook and Twitter pages. Maluma’s concert is part of Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix weekend events.

Fred Durst and band will bring their Limp Bizkit Still Sucks Tour to Hard Rock Live on April 30, with tickets (starting at $65) on sale 10 a.m. Friday at LimpBizkit.com.

Incubus will open their summer tour with Sublime With Rome and the Aquadolls at iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on July 24, with tickets (starting at $45) on sale 10 a.m. Friday at IncubusHQ.com.

Beach jams: The free Friday Night Sound Waves series returns to Las Olas Oceanside Park (the LOOP) on Fort Lauderdale beach on Friday with a makers’ market opening at 5 p.m., lawn games, food and drink from local eateries and classic rockers Urge beginning at 6:30 p.m. Visit TheLOOPFLB.com.

Walk and dance: The Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival takes place on Saturday at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, with the 5K walk at 10 a.m. and a concert at 11:30 a.m. with DJ Alex Ferbeyre, actor and Grammy-nominated singer Deborah Cox and pop-chart queen Jessie J. For information on the event and how to donate, visit FloridaAIDSWalk.org.

The Florida Renaissance Festival's Challenge of the Golden Yard is a competition to see who can drink a 50-ounce glass of Sapporo beer the fastest. There is $450 on the table and you keep the glass.

The Florida Renaissance Festival’s Challenge of the Golden Yard is a competition to see who can drink a 50-ounce glass of Sapporo beer the fastest. There is $450 on the table and you keep the glass. (Florida Renaissance Festival)

Fairie warning: Last weekend of Florida Renaissance Festival 2022 at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, a Harry Potter-themed “Frolic of Fairies” for you dresser-uppers. Amid all the slytherin and hufflepuffin’ you’ll find the Challenge of the Golden Yard — a competition to see who can drink a 50-ounce glass of Sapporo beer the fastest. It’s $40 to enter (not even half your weekend beer budget, right?), with $450 cash to the winner. Participants keep the commemorative yard glass. Competitions take place 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Checkmate Stage. Visit Ren-fest.com.

Spring breaking: The Easton Rooftop Pool & Lounge — which opened last May on ninth floor of the Marriott Courtyard hotel on the eastern edge of downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village — is making its Spring Break debut with a new lineup of no-cover parties this weekend. The Saturday Splash Pool Party debuts at noon, with food and drink specials and music by DJ Ryan Nathan (noon) and duo Twinsick (2p.m.). On March 26, the party has a Bring Your Own Floatie theme, with floatie races and prizes. A new Thursday Ladies Night, with $3 Tito’s and $5 Prosecco, debuts on March 24. Admission is free. Visit TheEastonFTL.com.

Spring wings: Speaking of Spring Break … Boca Raton’s own Gianna Tulio, 2021 Miss Hooters and 2022 Hooters Calendar cover model, will be joined by Miss March Sloan Miavitz (from Sarasota, also Miss Hooters first runner-up) behind the bar Hooters Beach Place in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 22-23. The two will be serving as celebrity bartenders and signing calendars ($15) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Visit Facebook.com/HootersBeachPlace.

Gianna Tulio, of Boca Raton, appears on the cover 2022 Hooters Calendar, which she'll sign at Hooters Beach Place.

Gianna Tulio, of Boca Raton, appears on the cover 2022 Hooters Calendar, which she’ll sign at Hooters Beach Place. (Hooters / Courtesy)

‘90s hits: One of the defining voices of the 1990s with hits including “Crazy,” “Killer” and “Kiss from a Rose,” multiple Grammy winner Seal performs 7 p.m. Sunday at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Tickets start at $50 at SeminoleCoconutCreekCasino.com.

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Brunch, bro? The Tin Roof in downtown Delray Beach will host its inaugural Jersey Shore Club Brunch, hosted by Ronnie, one of the stars of the, uh, let’s call it iconic MTV reality series. Tickets start at $50, $500 for VIP. Visit TinRoofDelrayBeach.com.

A singular voice: Arooj Aftab brings her exquisitely mysterious voice to the beautiful North Beach Bandshell on Miami Beach 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, as part of the Rhythm Foundation’s Axis of Love series. The Brooklyn-based Pakistani is nominated for two Grammy Awards (handed out on April 3), including Best New Artist. Tickets cost $30. Visit RhythmFoundation.com.

Power of two: The Indigo Girls bring the sumptuous intertwining of vocals heard on such hits as “Galileo,” “Closer To Fine” and “Power of Two” to the newly renovated and roofed Pompano Beach Amphitheater 8 p.m. Friday, March 25. Nicole Atkins opens. Tickets start at $34.50. Visit PompanoBeachArts.org.

Six for Fab Four: Beginning of Friday, March 25, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival will present the FLIFF Beatle Film Festival, a six-film celebration of 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 will include Robert Zemeckis’ “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” (6 p.m. March 25), “Yellow Submarine” (8 p.m. March 25), “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). Tickets cost $5 (free for members, Hard Rock employees and McCartney ticket holders). Visit FLIFF.com/savorcinema.

Come together: Speaking of the cute Beatle, one of the unique things about Paul McCartney’s May 25 show at Hard Rock Live is the general-admission, standing-room pit area in front of the stage. Is it unfair to remind McCartney and the Hard Rock that, while his fans may lack the speed they had while rushing the stage at Shea Stadium in 1965, a pileup of walkers and wheelchairs will take not a little time to untangle? Tickets for the pit are available for a little more than $1,300 each. About two-dozen pairs of tickets for actual seats also are left to be purchased for even more crazy money. Visit MyHRL.com.

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