It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these, probably because we’ve been so wrapped up in the tons of events that have been going on, but here’s a quick roundup of events for this extended weekend.

First + Friday-  For our Hollywood-folk, and those that require a fix of DJs and art before Gallery Saturdays, Downtown Hollywood indie bar PRL will be hosting five DJs and two artists.  As if over 100 different beers weren’t enticing enough.  The event is from 9pm to close.  Check out the above linked Facebook event page for set times.

FTL Beach will be getting another dose of Mas Carne from 12pm-12am on the sand near the Yankee Clipper.  Tunes and good vibes are free, and a donation gets you some grilled grub and beer.  According to this New Times article, donations will also go to the family of former member Julio Buenano who tragically passed away last October.

Local garage rock band ATTN: Radio will playing this week’s Gallery Saturday.  Said to sound similar to The White Stripes and Death From Above 1979, it should make for yet another toe-tapping, hip-swaying night at Green Room.  South Florida Camera Club artists plus Keith LeBlanc, Daniel Korzeniewski, Nick Sears, Marcos Rivera, Monica Pedrique, and Misha Grosvenor’s work grace the walls and there will be live painting by Gina Bentivegna.  As always, no cover, doors at 9pm, $2 PBRs, and free champagne until 11 by RSVPing to

Rocco’s Tacos really wants you to start celebrating a little early for the 4th at their Fiesta Fabulosa block party from 11:30am (ok?) to 2am.  They’ll have $5 margaritas, $3 Coronas, $15 pitchers, a DJ, cover band The Edge, a mariachi band, and, according to the flyer, free Patron “when Rocco is on the bar”.

For the Dub-heads out there, check out Feed Me featuring Skism, John B, Mister Gray, Somejerk and others, at Revolution.  Tickets are $20 at the door and the event is from 8-11pm.

By now you should all be tipsy enough to check out Green Room’s Babble On Karaoke Night without hesitation.  Chances are, most everyone is off Monday so this time you really have no excuse.  Doors at 7, 2-4-1s til 10, or all night if you flash some ITB proof.

Weather permitting, plan to spend the day forgetting this rain-filled week by baking at the beach save some energy to mosey around various events on the beach and last until the fireworks (9pm at FTL Beach).  Music, games, and contests will go on from 12:30pm until nighttime.  Additionally, The Heat’s Mario Chalmers wil be at the Ford Focus display from 4-6pm.

If you prefer something more family-oriented, or perhaps more quiet, have a Hometown 4th of July Celebration by heading over to Charnow Park in Downtown Hollywood for “games master and DJ Tony Tiru” from 1-6pm.  Once you’ve parked and meandered around, you can take a free 4th of July express shuttle from the parking garage at Van Buren and 20th Ave from 4-8pm to Hollywood Beach.  Check out the bandshell which is near and dear to FTLC’s heart and may soon be plagued by a Jimmy Buffet monstrosity. Musical entertainment starts at 6 with country band Rodeo Clowns, and is followed by a Santana Tribute band.  The free shuttle resumes after 9pm fireworks on the beach and stops running at 11pm.  Note that personal fireworks, sparklers, glass containers, coolers, and alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the beach.

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