A word of advice to the weekend warrior — don’t over indulge on Friday night, lest you might miss the slew of great events on Saturday evening. Here are 3 events that we hand selected:
Judging from the enthusiastic barrage of Facebook messages, 3 different event pages with numerous attendees, and multiple online write-ups, this heavily anticipated Santa Con FTL Beach bar crawl sounds like a blast. The FREE party starts at 5:00pm on FTL Beach by the volleyball courts, then progresses to Parrot Lounge around 6:30pm. Make sure to don some kind of Santa gear to take advantage of the drink specials. For more info on the charity connected to event or list of participating bars and drink specials, go to Santa Con FTL’s official website or read What Lauderdale’s event preview.
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Travulous & Friends Spread Cosmic Cheer, Holiday Market & Intergalactic Musical @ The Bubble
Our favorite warehouse The Bubble is throwing a holiday bash. I’ve seenTravulous perform before, and let’s just say, it’s as eccentric and entertaining as the event’s lenghty moniker. In addition to the usual antics of all-you-can-drink keg beer ($10 a cup) and art on display, there will also be a holiday craft market (perfect timing for Christmas), vegan egg nog, and live performances by Chris Horgan of local band Sweet Bronco, The Green Mantles, Radar, Retrocities, and The Intergalactic Band. For more details, read the New Times’ event preview.
Toy Drive @ Radio-Active Records
Unfortunately, I could not find a proper link for this charity event; however, I was able to scrounge up some details via DJ Skidmark’s Facebook profile. Live music by Scrap Kids (ska/dub/punk from PA) at 6pm, the Rat Opera at 7pm, local punk band To Be Hated at 8pm, and Boise Bob and His Backyard Band at 9pm. DJ Skidmark will be spinning in between the bands sets. Bring toys to give to Kids In Distress
I’ll leave you with an excellent local music post by Miami super blog Beached Miami, The Top 15 songs by South Florida . Have a stellar weekend.