Nov 142018
turkey carving station

Living in south Florida, not all families live in close proximity to each other which makes holidays like Thanksgiving not always as picture perfect as we see on the big screen. Even if you have many friends and family who would like to sit around a traditional dinner table, not everyone looks forward to cooking or cleaning for a large number of guests.  That’s why, each year, Weekend Broward prepares a short list of places that will be open on Thanksgiving for your dining pleasure based on our favorite spots for dining and live entertainment in and around Fort Lauderdale.

  1. Galuppi’s Restaurant & Patio-Bar in Pompano Beach – Known for their huge Sunday Brunch Buffets, this hidden treasure located at the entrance to the Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course will probably have the largest spread of both traditional and non-traditional foods on their all-you-can eat buffet beginning at Noon on Thanksgiving Day.  Seating will be available in both their intimate banquet room or out on the patio-terrace overlooking the Greg Norman designed Pompano Greens.  RSVP highly recommended (954) 785-0226 $39.95pp (14.95 for kids 4-12)Thanksgiving
  2. Fishtales on 33rd in Fort Lauderdale – Live Music & Great Food are guaranteed 7 Days a week at this intimate restaurant and nightclub located in the North Beach Shopping District of Fort Lauderdale.  Thanksgiving will be No Exception.  Owner Cathy Vassallo has prepared a special menu with a choice of Prime Rib, Honey-Baked Ham or Fried Turkey, traditional side dishes, soup or salad and dessert for a Prix Fixe of $29.95.  Since there are only a limited number of tables inside and out on the patio, reservations are highly recommended.  (954) 689-2344.Thanksgiving restaurant
  3. Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale – Known for their beautiful view of the intracoastal waterway and docks that let you park your boat while you eat indoors or out on their extensive patio, “Shooters” is offering an all-you-can-eat buffet this year. The carving station will offer herb infused roasted turkey, prime rib and honey glazed ham. The buffet will also include soups, salads, traditional sides and desserts including Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie for a set price of $56/pp ($26 for kids 12 and under).    Call (954) 566-2855 for more info.Thanksgiving restaurant


Be sure to also check out the Live Music Calendars at for more places to eat, drink and party the night before Thanksgiving, traditionally one of the most popular days of the year for celebrating with friends (and college buddies) before getting together with family on Thursday.

Nov 142018

Come hear the Nova Singers, joined by the Dillard Center For The Arts High School Chorale, perform Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and other holiday favorites to kick off the season on Friday, November 30 at St Matthew Catholic Church in Hallandale Beach. Vivaldi’s “Gloria” is known for distinctive melodies and rhythms and almost dance-like themes — often characteristic of many of his compositions. This has historically given his music a wide-reaching audience.

His opening movement is a joyous chorus, with spirited brass and Nova Singers will make use of a chamber orchestral ensemble to round out the performance. If you love choral music you can’t help but love Vivaldi’s “Gloria” — one of the finest pieces of choral music ever written.
The choir will also present many familiar holiday pieces in the second-half of the concert.


Discounted tickets may be purchased in advance from any member of the choir or online: Tickets will also be available at the door.


Four opportunities to hear this concert:

Friday, November 30, 2018 | 8:00 p.m.
St. Matthew Catholic Church
542 Blue Heron Dr
Hallandale Beach 33009

120 voice choir presenting Vivaldi Gloria and assorted holiday favorite choral music in exciting, fresh arrangements with orchestral ensemble and joined by the Dillard Choral of Dillard Performing Arts HS.

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
701 W Palmetto Park Rd
Boca Raton 33486

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
St. Sebastian Catholic Church
2000 Marietta Dr
Fort Lauderdale 33316

Friday, December 7, 2018 | 8:00 p.m.
Sunshine Cathedral
1480 SW 9 Ave
Fort Lauderdale 33315


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Nov 052018
broward county fair

Maximum Bands and iHeartRadio bring you 17 Days of Amazing Tribute shows at the 2018 Broward County Fair taking place November 16 through December 2nd at the Big Easy Casino in Hallandale Beach.  In addition to 75 rides, paid admission to the fair will include admission to see tributes to favorite musical acts from the past decades every night from 9 till 11pm.


The Broward County Youth Fair, Inc., founded in 1976, is a diverse not-for-profit organization that represents the cultural life of Broward County residents through continuing community programs.

The presentation of the annual fair each November includes the agriculture of the South Florida region, as well as the performing and visual arts of students and adults of Broward County.

The Broward County Youth Fair, Inc., offers a variety of music, talent and dramatic performances, competitions, premium award programs, educational exhibits and organization displays. We promote understanding and respect among all Broward County citizens and will be an advocate in the best interest of children in the community.

Entertainment Schedule (9-11pm)

Friday, November 16, 2018 – Jaded tribute to Aerosmith

Saturday, November 17, 2018 – Completely Unchained tribute to  Van Halen

Sunday, November 18, 2018 – California Gwen tribute to Katy Perry And No Doubt

Monday, November 19, 2018 – 4NR2 andBad Inc.  tributes to Foreigner and Bad Company

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 – Us Stones tribute to The Rolling Stones

Wednesday, November 21, 2018  – Never Stop Believin’ tribute to Journey

Thursday, November 22, 2018  – Motowners tribute to Motown

Friday, November 23, 2018  – The Long Run tribute to The Eagles

Saturday, November 24, 2018  – Kiss America tribute to KISS

Sunday, November 25, 2018 – Destiny Of Rock tributes to Boston And Styx

Monday, November 26, 2018  – Let It Be tribute to The Beatles

Tuesday, November 27, 2018  – Trezz Hombres tribute to ZZ Top

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 – Caribbean Chillers tribute to Jimmy Buffett

Thursday, November 29, 2018 – Simply Shania tribute to Shania Twain

Friday, November 30, 2018 – Fleetwood Max tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Saturday, December 1, 2018 – In The Light Of Led Zeppelin tribute to Led Zeppelin

Sunday, December 2, 2018  – Ultimate Garth tribute to Garth Brooks


Fair Schedule

Friday, November 16 opening-day from 5 PM to 1 AM
Saturday, November 17 from 1 PM to 1 AM
Sunday, November 18 from 1 PM to midnight
Monday, November 19 from 5 PM to 11 PM
Tuesday, November 20 from 5 PM to 11 PM
Wednesday, November 21 from 5 PM to 11 PM
Thursday, November 22 Thanksgiving day 4 PM to midnight
Friday, November 23 from 5 PM to 1 AM
Saturday, November 24 from 1 PM to 1 AM
Sunday, November 25 from 1 PM to midnight
Monday, November 26 from 5 PM to 11 PM
Tuesday, November 27 from 5 PM to 11 PM
Wednesday, November 28 from 5 PM to 11 PM
Thursday, November 29 from 5 PM to 11 PM
Friday, November 30 from 5 PM to 1 AM
Saturday, December 1 from 1 PM to 1 AM
Sunday, December 2 from 1 PM to midnight

Pricing and Deals


up to 26″ tall                     Free

27″ to 52″ tall                    $6.00

53″ and up                       $10.00

Ride Wristbands:

Sunday Nov. 26th, 2017


up to 26″ tall                     Free

27″ to 52″ tall                    $6.00

53″ and up                       $10.00

Final Fling       1 – 11 pm

Unlimited Rides all day and all night         $30.00



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Oct 122018
miami world percussion

Join First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale on October 21, 2018 for the 2018-2019 Concert Series kick-off! The 2018-2019 Concert Series will take you on a tour of the musical world with a stellar lineup of eight concerts featuring a variety of musical genres and guests. The concert series will begin Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 7 p.m. with the Miami World Percussion Orchestra “The Music of Brad Watson.” Under the direction of Brad Watson, the program features beautiful melodies and exciting rhythms from various regions and countries including the Caribbean, China, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Africa and others. The variety of the instruments and music program will be enjoyable for music lovers of all ages!

“This season you are sure to find music that inspires you,” said Robin L. McEachern, Minister of Music at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale. “We are excited to have such talented groups of singers and musicians performing this us this year, and we are eager to share their music with our community.”

Besides the Annual Kirk Singer’s Musical, there is no cost to attend a concert at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale. Donations will be collected during each concert to help support the church’s music ministry programming, including the annual concert series. A donation of $10 per person is encouraged, but not required.

All concerts will be held in the Church’s Sanctuary, 401 SE 15th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. In addition to the kick-off concert on October 21, 2018, the following concerts are planned for the 2018-2019 season:

Annual Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 4 p.m.

Robin L. McEachern, Conductor
Experience the glorious music of Christmas presented by the Cathedral Choir and members of the Symphony of the Americas. Both new music and traditional favorites will be included in the program. Highlights include music by Felix Mendelssohn, John Rutter, Dan Forrest, Randol Alan Bass, Robert Shaw’s “Many Moods of Christmas”, and the “Hallelujah” Chorus by G. F. Handel.

Westminster Handbell Choir
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 4 p.m.

Kathleen Ebling Shaw, Conductor
These students from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. will be on their winter concert tour. They have played in Fort Lauderdale on numerous occasions, and perform all kinds of music on the largest set of handbells in the world. It is as exhilarating to see as it is to hear!

Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble
Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4 p.m.

Christopher Dorsey, Conductor
The Dillard Center provides training in dance, music, theater, and visual arts, as well as a rigorous academic curriculum. These high school students who comprise the Jazz Ensemble have gained national recognition for their award-winning excellence. What a great venue this will be to showcase the talents of young people in the South Florida area!

Annual Kirk Singer’s Musical
Thursday-Sunday, March 7-10, 2019
Michael R. Sayers, Conductor
The First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale’s Kirk Singer’s (grades 9-12) will present their 46th Annual Broadway Musical in two dinner shows (Friday and Saturday, March 8 & 9) and two theater-style performances (Thursday, March 7 and Sunday afternoon, March 10th). Tickets need to be purchased for each performance and will be available after February 1, 2018.

Cathedral Choir “POPS” Concert
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Robin L. McEachern, Conductor
The Cathedral Choir joined by members of The Symphony of the Americas will present a concert of secular music featuring patriotic, Broadway, and other popular hits. Everyone always leaves this concert whistling a happy tune!

Annual Children’s Choir Musical 
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Gretchen Fasulo, conductor
Susan Dodd, accompanist
The Children’s Choirs at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale will present their Annual Spring Musical in both the 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service and the 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service. Their music always focuses on a Bible Story and the Scriptures. Both the children and congregation alike take home a lesson in Faith.

Kirk Singer’s Annual Spring Concert
Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 7 p.m. 
Michael R. Sayers, Conductor
The concert series will conclude with the Kirk Singer’s (grades 9-12) Spring Concert featuring music from their Sunday worship service repertoire, as well as Broadway and contemporary selections.

For more information about the 2018-2019 concert series, contact Robin McEachern at (954) 598-9322 or [email protected]. For additional information about First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale, its worship schedule or its diverse array of faith-based and social programming, please, call (954) 462-6200 or like the church’s Facebook page by clicking here.

About First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale
Founded in 1912, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale is located on the banks of the New River in the historic Colee Hammock neighborhood in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. With more than 1,800 members, and a strong core of volunteers, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale prides itself in offering something for everyone, regardless of age. Since 1947, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale has operated Happyland Day School, a preschool for ages two to Kindergarten that provides a quality Christian environment for the children of the community. Adult, youth and children choirs as well as youth groups offer ample opportunity for fellowship at any age. An Adult Activity Center is open to senior citizens and features weekly lunches, entertainment and monthly bus trips. First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale offers two regular Sunday services as well as special worship services held throughout the year to commemorate significant days. For more information, please visit the website at

Sep 282018
swing dancers

The Historic Ali Cultural Arts is proud to announce that Ashanti Cultural Arts will be hosting an exciting new monthly event at the Pompano Beach venue. Swinging Fridays-Jazz on the Boulevard will take place the last Friday of each month from 7-10 pm. Professional instructors will teach the steps to iconic swing dances including the Lindy Hop, the Shag and more. Then, everyone will practice their new moves during the jazz concert which follows. Admission is $7 per person. To learn more,

“Swinging Fridays will be a fun way to unite everyone in the community, young and old, to share the indelible impact these genres have had on our culture,” said Linda Houston Jones, Ashanti’s founder and executive director. “We are thrilled to be offering these exuberant dance classes followed by concerts featuring renowned artists including Jessie Jones, George Tandy and Nicole Yarling.”

The majority of swing dances originated in African American communities, including the Lindy Hop, which began in Harlem in the 1930s. The term “jitterbug” has been famously attributed to famed band leader Cab Calloway, because, as he put it, “[The dancers] look like a bunch of jitterbugs out there on the floor due to their fast, often bouncy movements.”

“According Pompano Beach historians, Calloway along with Louis Armstrong boarded at the Ali Building during the 1930s, bringing this exciting new program full-circle,” said Nguyen Tran, director of the Pompano Beach Northwest Community Redevelopment Agency.


Ali Cultural Arts
353 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Pompano Beach, FL 33060

About Ashanti Cultural Arts:

Ashanti was founded in March of 1990 in Fort Lauderdale, FL by Linda Houston Jones. The name Ashanti is a royal West African Tribe known for its Cultural Richness and Diversity. Ashanti has been serving communities for more than 20 years with classes and entertainment in the arts since the organization’s founding.

Sep 202018

This year marks the 45th celebration of the annual Oktoberfest on October 12, 13, 14 and 19, 20, 21, 2018. The American German Club’s
Oktoberfest is its largest single cultural event highlighting German culture, heritage and traditions. The volunteer run festival is held during  the second and third weekends in October, rain or shine. Several publications tout the festival as one of the largest and most authentic Oktoberfests in the United States, with approximately 35,000 visitors expected over the two weekends.


For its eleventh anniversary appearance, the “Heldensteiner” band returns from Munich Germany, directly after performing in the Lowenbrau tent at the world famous Munich Oktoberfest. The Hobfrau Festhaus will host the band “Echt Baerig”, also straight from Munich. Other culturally authentic entertainment will take place throughout festival grounds and inside the Festhaus. Children can enjoy the club’s playground plus a carnival with rides and games for all ages. Unlimited ride wristbands and single ride tickets will be available for purchase.

Food and Drink:

Authentic Munich Oktoberfest foods such as sauerbraten, schnitzel, goulasch, rotisserie chicken, roast pork, sausages, bratwurst, bauernwurst, meterwurst, leberkase, currywurst, traditional pretzels, giant pickles, potato pancakes, German desserts and much more will be available throughout the festival grounds. A variety of Hofbrau beers plus domestic craft and favorites will be on hand. German schnapps, wines and frozen drinks will be available, as well as plenty of soft drinks and water.

About the American German Club of the Palm Beaches:

In 1964, three German Americans kicking around a soccer ball at a Sunday picnic envisioned the creation of a social club. Their mission: to bring families together in the interest of sharing the traditions of their heritage. After much volunteer work and fundraising, the American German Club was born and continues to thrive with a multicultural membership dedicated to community outreach and promoting friendship among diverse communities.

Admission & Location:

Adults, $12. Children, 12 years and under, are free and must be accompanied by an adult

American German Club of the Palm Beaches
5111 Lantana Rd., Lake Worth, FL 33463


Friday, October 12 – 5pm to 11pm
Saturday, October 13 – Noon to 11pm
Sunday, October 14 – Noon to 8pm

Friday, October 19 – 5pm to 11pm
Saturday, October 20 – Noon to 11pm
Sunday, October 21 – Noon to 8pm


FREE PARKING with free trolley rides from nearby schools including

  • Indian Pines Elementary @ 6000 Oak Royal Dr, Lake Worth
  • Diamond View Elementary School @ 5300 Haverhill Road, Greenacres
  • Tradewinds Middle School @ 5090 Haverhill Road, Greenacres

Limited VIP parking is available for $15.00 at the club and Buttonwood Park (across the street).

More Information

Follow updates to Oktoberfest of the Palm Beaches via their Facebook Event Page

More details on this and other events at the German American Club can be found at: