Insider's Guide March 9-15: Things To Do In Fort Lauderdale This Weekend

Insider's Guide March 9-15: Things To Do In Fort Lauderdale This Weekend

March 9-15, 2017
These Are Today's Must-Have Yacht Toys For The Big Players In The Boating World
When sailing from port to port and enjoying time ashore isn’t quite enough, these are the added amenities, or "toys" as they call them in the marine industry, that every luxury yacht owner needs.
March 9
National Crab Day at Naked Crab
The new seafood restaurant is celebrating National Crab Day by pouring complimentary champagne splits with the purchase of any crab dish, from the signature super crab dip to a pound of stone crab claws with blackened snapper. Guests who order the Crabster—red king crab stuffed with shrimp, crab and lobster—will receive a free full bottle of Piper-Heidsieck Brut.
7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Naked Crab Seafood Kitchen & Cocktail Bar in Fort Lauderdale

March 9
Making New Impressions
Guests are invited to celebrate the exhibition's opening reception, featuring paintings from two second-generation Highwaymen, Kelvin Hair and Richard Edwards. Enjoy interactive food stations with drink pairings, music and more.
6 p.m.; Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale; $50

March 9
Sausage Slingin' at Laser Wolf
Enjoy a sausage-themed night, featuring eats are paired with beer and other drinks. 
6 p.m.; Laser Wolf in Fort Lauderdale; free

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March 9
Show-Stopping Access
Network with the Ghost Light Society at this happy hour event. Enjoy drinks, light bites and the Intracoastal view.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale; free

March 9
Sun-Dried Vibes
Join the Sublime tribute trio for a night of live reggae and rock hits. 
7:30 p.m.; Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale; $30

March 9
Judith Owen and Bryan Ferry
Pianist and singer-songwriter Judith Owen joins Bryan Ferry for one of the first live performances of her album, “Somebody’s Child.” 
8 p.m.; Hard Rock Live in Hollywood; $22.50+

March 10
Grateful Dead Night
This event includes access to the Panthers vs. Wild game, a pregame concert by cover band Unlimited Devotion, a Grateful Dead jersey, and a donation to the REX foundation.
5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; BB&T Center in Sunrise; $35+

March 10
Friday Night Sound Waves: Pocket Change
Motown/funk supergroup Pocket Change will be hitting the stage to kick off the first show of the free weekly music series held on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; The Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub; free

March 10
Art, culture and food come together at this event featuring sweet treats, seafood and more—all served on “pop”sicle-like skewers. Expect interactive performances and live music.
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale; $75+

We're (coco)nuts about Rhythm & Vine's new cocktails. In addition to offering this adorable new branded coconut filled with rum, tequila, fresh lime, pineapple, OJ and homemade blackberry syrup topped with tropical Red Bull (that's the CoCo OG), the FAT Village beer garden has launched new seasonal craft cocktails like the Orange Crush and Watermelon Vine. Better yet, there are new happy hour specials. Enjoy Local Love on Wednesdays, when Fort Lauderdale residents receive a 50 percent discount on their tabs from 8 p.m. to close, and Whiskey and Rosé ladies night on Thursdays, featuring complimentary white wine, rosé and $5 green tea shots from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
March 10
Support the Pride Center
Help raise money for the Pride Center team’s walk against AIDS. Make a donation to the team to receive a free drink or pizza.  
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Mellow Mushroom in Fort Lauderdale; free

March 10
Rockin' & Reelin'
Bring chairs and snacks for this family-friendly event. Enjoy an outdoor showing of “Daddy Day Care.”
8 p.m.; Provident Park in Fort Lauderdale; free

March 10
The Anchor Collective
Join the band, along with the group Del Pelson, for a release party for “Atlas."
9 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Stache Drinking Den & Coffee Bar in Fort Lauderdale; free

March 10
Feel Good Friday
Come dressed in your best ’70s bellbottoms, and dance to hits from the groovy era. 
11 p.m. to 4 a.m.; Stache Drinking Den & Coffee Bar in Fort Lauderdale; free

March 10-13
After Dark Cruise
Join singer Pitbull, as he takes over the Norwegian Pearl ship for a cruise to the Bahamas. Experience once-in-a-lifetime performances by Mr. 305 himself, as well as other artists including Austin Mahone, Big Syphe, DJ Soulman and more. 
3:30 p.m.; Port Miami; $600+

March 11
Saxxxy Sunday
Enjoy the last hours of your weekend with cool jazz hits and wine. 
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; The W in Fort Lauderdale; free 
March 11
Anniversary Party
Celebrate the second anniversary of the Downtown Cigar Bar.
6 p.m. to midnight; Downtown Cigar Bar in Fort Lauderdale; free

March 11
Purim Masquerade Party
Single young professionals and couples are welcome to join Downtown Jewish Center Chabad for a masquerade party celebrating the Purim holiday. The night will feature food, drinks, music, dancing and the Megillah reading. Your costume is your ticket in.
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Vibe Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale; free (21+)

March 11-12
Airboat Show & Festival
Experience truck shows, airboat performances, vendor booths, raffles and more.
10 a.m.; Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie; $15 (Saturday), $10 (Sunday)

March 11-12
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida: Chipollino
Witness the tale of a little onion named Chipollino who lives in a village full of other vegetables. The classic children's ballet will also teach audiences about the strength of friendship and social protest.
7 p.m. (Saturday) or 3 p.m. (Sunday); Broward Center for the Performing Arts; $30 

March 12
Mind and Mobility Yoga Festival
Enjoy all-day yoga with a variety of teachers and levels, food trucks, local sponsors and more.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Topeekeegee Yugnee Park in Hollywood; free

March 13
Trivia at Funky Buddha
Put your brain to the test as you compete to win Funky Buddha gift cards. 
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park; free

March 14
Active Tuesdays Launch
Join Gold Coast magazine (yes, that’s us!) for the launch of Active Tuesdays, a 60-day fitness pop-up in the outdoor garden space at Rhythm & Vine. The first installment of this weekly series will be a yoga class with instructor Nikkii Holtz. The series will continue through May 2 with fitness partners including CycleBar, The Fit Shop and CrossFit Empirical. 
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Rhythm & Vine Beer Garden in Fort Lauderdale; $25

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