Insider's Guide March 23-29: Things To Do In Fort Lauderdale This Weekend

Insider's Guide March 23-29: Things To Do In Fort Lauderdale This Weekend

March 23-29, 2017
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March 23
Taste of New Orleans
Enjoy live music by The All That Jazz Trio and featured barbecue, Southern and New Orleans-style specialties such as jambalaya, shrimp and grits, and more.
5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; All That Jazz Cafe in Sunrise

March 23
Memphis May Fire
Enjoy a night of music with special guests Blessthefall, The Color Morale, Sylar and Bad Seed Rising.
6:30 p.m.; Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale; $20

March 23
Merryvale Wine Dinner
Enjoy a six-course tasting menu curated by Steak 954's executive chef, Jonathan Capó, paired with Merryvale wines, including dessert by pastry chef Sarah Magoon. RSVP to
7 p.m.; Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale; $145

March 24
William Singe
Join the Australian pop sensation for his Changes Tour. 
6:30 p.m.; Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale; $22

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March 24
Networking Social
Network with community members over happy drinks and light bites in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Bull Market in Fort Lauderdale; free

March 25
Blue Discovery Tour
Kick off the weekend with this two-hour educational eco-friendly boat ride that will take guests through Fort Lauderdale’s New River and Intracoastal Waterway.
11 a.m.; Departs from Riverwalk at Riverfront Plaza in Fort Lauderdale; $35

March 25
Home Brew Class
Join this monthly brewing class to learn the tricks of the trade. Admission includes light bites from The Riverside Market and brew samples.
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Craft Beer Cartel in Fort Lauderdale; $35

March 25
Art Exhibit
Members of Artists with Autism present the “Different…Not Less!” exhibit featuring a variety of artists and mediums such as paintings, mixed media, photography, and more. 
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale; free 

March 25
FATVillage Artwalk
Enjoy an evening of live music, food trucks, local artists, craft vendors and happy hour specials.
6 p.m. to midnight; C&I Studios in Fort Lauderdale; free

We had the chance to try B Ocean Resort's new restaurant, Naked Crab, and loved the blend of over-indulgent, gourmet seafood dishes with fresh, clean eats from the raw bar. Our favorite raw bar item, hands down, was the chilled king crab legs, but if you're looking to eat crab like you've never seen it before, order the Crabster. Like a seafood take on the Turducken, the epic dish serves up to three people and features a 2-lb. red king crab stuffed with shrimp, lobster and more crab. In fact, we think it's so inventive, we featured it in our upcoming Foodie Issue on stands in April.
March 25
Spring Break Party
Join DJ Manny at the Y100 Backyard Bash. This event includes drink specials and live entertainment.
9 p.m. to 4 a.m.; America’s Backyard in Fort Lauderdale; $25

March 26
River Ghost Tour
Enjoy a boat tour down the New River while learning about the spirits of the area. To RSVP, contact 954.524.4736. 
7:30 p.m.; Stranahan House in Fort Lauderdale; $25

March 26
Yappy Hour
Help support animals in need at this pet-friendly happy hour event. Mod Wine Lounge will donate 20 percent of sales back to Salty Dog Paddle.
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Mod Wine Lounge in Fort Lauderdale; free

March 27
Race League
Participate for cash prizes in a friendly racing competition that takes place every other Monday.
7 p.m.; Xtreme Action Park in Fort Lauderdale; $75 per week

March 28
The Fit Shop
Work out with the high-intensity kickboxing, boot camp and performance training studio at Rhythm & Vine's outdoor garden as part of the newly launched Active Tuesdays series. 
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Rhythm & Vine in Fort Lauderdale; $20
March 29
So Flo Happy Hour
Paint the night away with a glass of wine in your hand. Wine and Canvas provides all instruction and supplies, as well as food and beverage to create a piece of artwork guests can take home.
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Riverside Market South in Fort Lauderdale; $25

March 29
Something Rotten!
Enjoy the touring musical hit set in the year 1565. The hilarious smash is sure to get a laugh out of any audience. 
8 p.m.; Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale; $24+

March 29
Chris Rock
The Grammy and Emmy Award-winning comedian returns for a performance during his “The Total Blackout Tour.”
8 p.m.; Hard Rock Live in Hollywood; $65+

March 31
Cheers to B!
B The Difference as you help raise funds for neurofibromatosis research and patient and family support at the Cheers to B! charity event featuring modern art, antiques, live music, gourmet catering and libations. There will also be silent and live auctions.
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Gallery of Amazing Things in Dania Beach; $175 (GA), $75 (discounted price for young adults ages 21-35)

Now through April 9
Poker Showdown
Participate in this charity poker tournament with more than $10,000 in prizes, resort packages, and more. A portion of the $300 buy-in will be donated to the Jason Taylor Foundation to support children in South Florida. 
Times vary; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood; $300+

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