Feb 062019
seafood fest

After 34 years of calling the sands of Pompano Beach home, the 2019 Pompano Beach Seafood Festival will be moving to the Pompano Beach Community Park & Amphitheater, for the 2019 season beginning Friday, April 26 and continuing daily until Sunday April 28. Beachfront Development and ongoing construction have made it increasingly difficult to accommodate an event of the size and scope of the festival. Vendors and attendees have found beach access more limited with each passing year. While the oceanfront setting will be missed, the move is looking more and more like a blessing in disguise according to festival organizers.

The Community Park is a beautiful setting, located at the intersection of Federal Hwy (US1) and 10th Street in the heart of Pompano Beach. This location will provide more space for food, arts and crafts and vendor displays, a 3,000 seat Amphitheater for national acts and much improved parking options both on-site and nearby.

The Pompano Beach Seafood Festival is an iconic South Florida charity event and has always enjoyed a great partnership with the city. This year, in particular, the City of Pompano Beach Mayor, Commissioners, City Manager and  City staff have all given their support to make this transition a great success.

Attendees can expect an exciting and extensive musical lineup performing on two outdoor stages plus the amphitheater’s concert stage. Headliners will include “Zach Deputy” on Friday night, “Foghat” and “The Guess Who” on Saturday, and “Inner Circle” on Sunday. Other stages will feature many of south Florida’s most popular local acts.

Layouts, details, vendor rates, and admission prices will all be available shortly. Keep an eye on the event site: www.pompanobeachseafoodfestival.com for more details to come.

Feb 022019
valentine's day shake

Whether with your loved one or celebrating with family and friends, Valentine’s Day rocks at Hard Rock Cafe, located inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. Taste the Flavors of Love this Valentine’s Day with two new entrees and a special dessert added to their already delectable menu of flavorful offerings.

Two entrees and a special dessert to celebrate

Love Rocks Lucky in Love Lobster Ravioli.  Fall in love with our sweet raviolis stuffed with North Atlantic lobster, ricotta & parmesan cheese, then finished with a velvety, rich butter and cheese sauce and topped with parsley romano breadcrumbs. Grilled Filet Mignon A classic and perfect pairing!  Grilled “center cut” Filet Mignon served with a classic Béarnaise sauce and seasoned French fries.

Love Hurts Bleeding Heart Lobster Ravioli Sweet and succulent lobster ravioli topped with a spicy arrabbiata red sauce, romano cheese and finished with fresh basil. Filet & Frites Grilled “center cut” Filet topped with herbed garlic butter, served with seasoned fries and garlic aioli on the side for dipping.  Treating yourself to indulgence is absolutely awesome!

And for Dessert, our Adult Strawberry Cheesecake Shake, served in a souvenir Hurricane Glass. A fun way to enjoy a classic diner-style milkshake date with whomever you choose.  Whether it be a friend, a lover, or a foe, at Hard Rock Cafe, this milkshake for two is a perfect way to indulge in love of all shapes and sizes

Here are a few other Valentine’s Day events which may be of interest to you:

Renew your vows and court your Valentine with romantic music at Galuppi’s

Nothing brings cupid closer to your Valentine than a vow renewal either preceded or followed by dinner and romantic violin music – which is exactly what you’ll experience on February 14th at Galuppi’s Restaurant & Patio Bar in Pompano Beach.  Complete package: Only $64.95/couple! [Read more…]


Valentine s Day Menu

4-Course dinner with live music at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale

It’s a special day for you and your significant other; why not celebrate like it is? Whether you dine in our main restaurant or our private dining space; whether you tuck into a four-course meal or savor our chef’s signature Surf ‘n’ Turf; you’ll both leave with smiles on your faces.

1st Course

Baby Heirloom Bibb lettuce, Hearts of palm, heirloom tomatoes, candy cane beets, blood oranges, Carrot Ribbons, Toasted macadamias, Cave Aged Gorgonzola, Orange-Dijon Vinaigrette

2nd Course

Kumamoto Oysters, Champagne Mignonette, Salmon Caviar, micro rainbow greens Or Bourbon Glazed Smoked Mini Short Rib, Cauliflower Puree, Crispy Onions, Long branch BBQ Reduction

3rd Course

Seared Filet with Lobster-Scallop Potato Gratin, wild onion puree, annatto oil, truffle potato crisps Or Potato-Chive crusted Chilean Sea Bass, Baby heirloom vegetables, Champagne Coulis, Sturgeon Caviar

Dessert Plate

Sweetheart shaped white chocolate mousse covered with raspberry mirror glaze and dark chocolate drizzle, topped with raspberries and white chocolate garnish.

For more information, call (954) 566-2855 or visit www.shooterswaterfront.com/events/valentines-day

Live Music and a 4-course dinner in Boca Raton

The Pavilion Grille is offering a special menu just for Valentine’s Day with choice of entrees ranging from $39.95/pp to $49.95/pp. along with live music by It Takes Two.  Call (561) 912-0000 for more information or reservations.Valentines Day Dinner

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Weekend with live music and entertainment

Valentine's Day Entertainment


You don’t have to celebrate Valentine’s Day to enjoy live music on February 14th

Whether you are single or a couple, everyone’s gotta eat, some people like to drink and everyone can enjoy a night of live music at a bar or restaurant near you.  Visit Weekend Broward’s  live music event calendars which are updated daily.  Here’s a snapshot at the time of this writing.

Michael Buble tribute

Michael Buble Tribute at The Venu in Boynton Beach (561) 200-0222

And if you are thinking of celebrating Valentine’s Day with anyone other than your lover, watch this video from Saturday Night Live


Jan 172019
Cirque Italia Paranormal

Do you love thrilling, wicked, sexy, or even dangerous experiences? Paranormal Cirque will expose you to a unique creation of combined theatre, circus, and cabaret with a new European style flare. Cirque Italia is now presenting a brand-new show for MATURE audiences only!  This innovative horror story features different shades of sexy and an incomparable storyline – the only thing you can be sure of during this unique experience is that you will not know what to expect!  It might be hard to distinguish between reality and illusion!

Intrigued yet? Dare to let yourself get wicked for one night only under the Big TOP tent and live on the edge with Paranormal Cirque! You will fall into a parallel world and end up surrounded by monstrous creatures with hidden talents that will amaze you with the circus arts.  This show is NOT for the faint of heart.  You may have to catch your breath or try to stop your heart from racing during this adrenaline filled performance.

The latest trends of the industry are challenged with every Cirque Italia appearance and this 3rd unit is not going to be any different. A careful casting selection has united the best artists from all over the world. A few of the circus arts you can expect to see in this new production include the jaw-dropping Wheel of Death, mystifying MAGIC, 6 men on a horizontal pole (yes ladies, you read that correctly……….), the infamous cyr wheel, and the always sexy yet dangerous silks. Our Black unit also follows our strict animal-free policy.

The Italian entrepreneur Manuel Rebecchi, President and Owner of Cirque Italia, has combined his vision with the flawless direction of the COO, Chanté DeMoustes, and has turned this once romantic project idea into a successful production known and acclaimed all over the country.

Paranormal Cirque is a crazy yet fun fusion between circus, illusion, theatre, and cabaret, all working in perfect harmony and resulting in the evolution of a show that takes you into a world of dreams…….. or perhaps more accurately a world of nightmares and fantasies.  Fear, amusement, and surprise are only a few of the ingredients from our potion we use to give you a mixture of emotions that will be impossible to forget. This is truly a Paranormal experience like no other.

For more information visit www.paranormalcirque.com and make sure to check all our social media accounts. Tickets are now available starting as little as $10.00 depending on availability. Restricted – under 18 REQUIRES accompanying parent or guardian. This show contains both adult language and material.

Paranormal Cirque is offering a special promotion: $5.00 off any full priced ticket purchased in levels 1, 2, or 3. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or deals. See coupon below:

Cirque Italia West Palm Beach

When: January 25-Feb 3, 2019

Where: 1111 North Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Directions: Across the street from Palm Beach Kennel Club

 Under the stunning Black & Red Big Top Tent


  • January 25 – Friday: 7:30pm
  • January 26 – Saturday: 6:30pm & 9:30pm
  • January 27 – Sunday: 5:30pm & 8:30pm
  • January 28 – Monday: 7:30pm
  • January 30 – Wednesday: 7:30pm
  • January 31 – Thursday: 7:30pm
  • February 1 – Friday: 7:30pm
  • February 2 – Saturday: 6:30pm & 9:30pm
  • February 3 – Sunday: 5:30pm & 8:30pm


Box office hours:

The box office opens on-site on Tuesday, the week of the show.

Non-show days: 10am – 6pm

On show days: 10am – 10pm

Purchase tickets online via paranormalcirque.com/tickets or by calling: (941) 704-8572


Jan 072019
music at mickel 2019

The City of Wilton Manors Leisure Services Department is launching the Music at Mickel Concert Series for 2019 on Friday January 18th with a tribute to Jimmy Buffett by Caribbean Chillers from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  The Caribbean Chillers will be rocking the park playing favorite hits from “Margaritaville” to “Cheeseburger in Paradise”. Food Trucks and beverages will be available for purchase.  The Music at Mickel Concert Series is FREE and open to the public every third Friday of the month January through April.  The city of Wilton Manors invites the public to gather with family and friends, bring a picnic, relax and enjoy several different genres of music.

Calling all classic rock enthusiasts! Get ready for a head bangin’ rock concert performance by Big City Dogs, the second concert in the City of Wilton Manors’ 2019 Music at Mickel concert series on Friday, February 15th.  Dance the night away to some of your favorite classic-rock and blues hits along with family and friends under the stars. Guests can also enjoy food trucks and a cash bar, which will be on-site for those who want to purchase refreshments. Blankets and lawn chairs will be permitted.

Concert Schedule

Friday, January 18 – Caribbean Chillers (Jimmy Buffett Tribute)

Friday, February 15 – Big City Dogs (Rock and Classic Rock covers)

Friday, March 15 – Zendatta (Police Tribute)

Friday, April 19 – Jamport Authority (Funk and R&B)


More Information

Mickel Park is located at 2675 NW 7th Ave in Wilton Manors.  Admission is Free.

Shuttle service will be available to and from St Clement Church, 225 NW 29 St. (every 10 minutes)

For more information, call (954) 390-2130 or visit http://bit.ly/WMMickelMusic19.

For more information about the Live Music at Mickel concert series, contact the Leisure Services Department at (954) 390-2130 or visit wiltonmanors.com.

music at mickel 2019

Jan 022019
beatles festival

Celebrate the iconic music of The Beatles and other classic rock artists such as Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, and Tom Petty when you attend the first annual International Beatles On The Beach Festival at participating venues in Delray Beach, April 25-28, 2019!  A wide array of Beatlesque bands and performers are expected to draw thousands of Local, Out-of-Towners and even many international visitors to Delray Beach for this exciting new event.

The Legendary Edgar Winter Band will storm the outdoor stage at Old School Square on Friday, April 26, performing classic hits including Frankenstein and Free Ride.  Edgar Winter is also a veteran of Ringo Starr’s All Star Band!

Another headline act, McCartney Mania will perform selections from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road, and The White Album, accompanied by The Academy Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Servinsky on Saturday, April 27th.

Local venues along Atlantic Avenue and within walking distance of Old School Square will participate with live music to be announced closer to the weekend of the event.

The International Beatles On The Beach Festival will include many family-friendly and fan-friendly activities:

  • BeatleCon: This is a major event, where guests are encouraged to attend dressed as their favorite Beatle, Rockstar, Superhero, Harry Potter character, Blue Meanie, Lord of the Rings, or favorite 60’s & 70’s hippie!
  • Celebrity Symposium with Beatles Hair Stylist Leslie Cavendish, Apple Records CEO Tony Bramwell reminiscing about their wild Beatles stories. 
  • Beatles themed Scavenger Hunt
  • Ringo Bingo with exciting prize giveaways! 
  • Octopus’s Garden- Children’s Play Area with fun activities for the children.
  • Beatles Bar Crawl involving participating restaurant/bars with specialty Beatles drinks such as Me and My Monkey Margarita & Strawberry Fields Forever Frozen Daiquiri!
  • I Met A Beatle – Meet and Greet people who have actually met the FAB Four or seen The Beatles live. GREAT stories will be shared!
  • Magical Mystery Mini-Golf
  • Beatles Bikini Contest
  • Beatles Yoga
  • Beatles and Classic Rock Art Show 
  • Abbey Road Replica and Car Show
  • BeatleJuice-Off with local juice bars. 

A World Premiere Beatles Movie!

Mersey Boys: A Letter from Al Moran, a short film produced in Ireland about a fictional encounter between an American professor and the young Beatles in a Liverpool pub will make its’ world premiere showing at the Beatles on the Beach Festival in Delray Beach, Florida. 

Mersey Boys Beatles Movie

Be a part of the most exciting musical event ever to hit Florida, The International Beatles On The Beach Festival! 
Taking over ALL of Delray Beach, Florida for 4 magical days, April 25-28, 2019! 


General Admission begins at $29.50.  2-day passes begin at $51.50 each. 

Purchase tickets online via BeatlesOnTheBeach.comTicketMaster.com or in person at the Old School Square Box Office. 
A limited number of VIP Tickets will be made available – the perfect gift for the true Beatles Fan! 

Follow updates via social media: www.facebook.com/events/323164748520476/

Dec 062018
Fort Lauderdale Food Wine Festival

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival will debut Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, featuring culinary creations and libations from more than 100 local restaurants, leading spirit brands, wineries and breweries. The Festival, which will benefit Feeding South Florida, will showcase Broward County’s renowned and emerging chefs and restaurateurs and highlight the culinary renaissance that is currently sweeping through Broward County.

The inaugural Festival will include a full-day Grand Tasting Event on Saturday, March 23 featuring beverage tastings, cooking demos, live music and art installations from local talent; and a FREE Family Day & Food Drive benefiting Feeding South Florida on Sunday, March 24.  Both events will take place at ArtsPark Hollywood.  There will also be a Kick-off event on Friday, March 22 in Fort Lauderdale with details to be released soon.

Chef Angelo EliaChef Angelo Elia, owner of the Angelo Elia Restaurant Group which includes Casa D’Angelo, Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas and The Bakery Bar, and Broward County’s premiere chef, has been named as the Host Chef of the inaugural Festival.  During the Grand Tasting event, Chef Angelo will “wow” the attendees with a unique cooking demonstration. Every year since September 2000, Chef Elia has been honored with the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator. He has also received the “Golden Spoon Award” from Florida Trend Magazine for the past 18 years. He also received four stars by former food critic M.L. Warren of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.  “I am extremely excited and honored to be the Host Chef of the Inaugural Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival,” said Chef Angelo Elia. “Broward County includes many of the country’s top chefs and now we get to show off our culinary chops!”

The epicurean weekend will benefit Feeding South Florida with a portion of all proceeds from the Grand Tasting on Saturday being donated to the charity. While Sunday’s Family Day is FREE to attend, the suggested donation for admission is four canned goods per person that will go directly to Feeding South Florida.

“We’re excited to launch the Inaugural Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival to introduce all the wonderful culinary delights and spirits that the Greater Fort Lauderdale area has to offer our local residents and out-of-town visitors,” said Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival Founder Kate Reed, a veteran of producing major South Florida events and building philanthropy efforts.  “We look forward to providing a fabulous event experience to bring our community together while benefiting local charities.”


The Festival is outlined as follows. Mini-event updates can also be found on the GFLFoodWine.com website 30-days prior to the main stage events:

Friday, March 22: Details about the Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival Kick-off event to be released soon.

Saturday, March 23: Grand Tasting at ArtsPark Hollywood (1-5 p.m.)

Features tastings, chef demonstrations, cooking demos, live music and more; a portion of all proceeds from the Grand Tasting on Saturday will be donated to Feeding South Florida.

Early bird special rates for General Admission tickets range from $60 – $75 *

Early bird special rates for VIP tickets range from $95 – $125*

(*Early bird ticket prices go up in price on January 3, February 20 and March 23)

Sunday, March 24:  Family Day & Food Drive at ArtsPark Hollywood (12-5 p.m.)

This FREE event promises to be fun-filled with local food trucks, live music and children’s activities including cooking demonstrations.  All ages welcomed. Food and beverage are a la carte.

Free admission with a suggested four (4) canned good donation for the non-profit – Feeding South Florida


For more information, visit www.GFLFoodWine.com. Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/gflfoodwine/; like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GFLFoodWine/; and follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/gflfoodwine.

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