Reality TV studs in Fort Lauderdale, ‘Van Halen’ in Boca Raton, models playing volleyball – Sun Sentinel

Builders in downtown Fort Lauderdale have been criticized for brooding over history, memories, and tradition—so it’s heartwarming to see one of the new Flagler Village hotels host an event celebrating our happy days.

On Saturday, The Easton Rooftop Pool & Lounge at the Courtyard by Marriott on the Federal Highway will host Harry Jowsey, the Australian star of the Netflix reality show “Too Hot to Hand.” Jowsey is one of the handsome social media “influencers” (the famous Burmese python) that has invaded South Florida in recent years.

But Jowsey also appears to be a sensitive keeper of a beloved Fort Lauderdale story and will use her looks to pay homage to our heritage by holding a wet tee contest at the Easton pool. The winner receives a future rental of cabana at Easton (worth $1,000).


The party runs until 6pm on Saturday afternoon and admission starts at $35+ (VIP open bar tickets are $150+ and cabana rentals are available). It costs over $25 to enter the wet tee competition (with an Easton t-shirt worn over your mandatory bikini) but I think we can all agree that being a part of this special retrospective is invaluable. Visit

We love our reality TV studs here, especially the home grown ones. The most famous is probably the sullen Fort Lauderdale yacht captain, Captain Lee Rosbach, who gave Bravo’s hit movie “Under Deck” the brunt for 10 seasons. Tickets for Stud of the Sea’s one-man show “Nightcap: An Intimate Evening With Captain Lee” are on sale on April 6 at DAER nightclub in Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Prices start at $100 on (search for “Captain Lee”).

Another Fort Lauderdale boat captain is about to appear on Discovery Channel’s biggest breeder challenge, “Naked and Afraid.” Faced with only what God has given him for 21 days in the wilderness of Africa’s Kalahari Desert, Michael Angulo will host a viewing party for the episode Sunday at 8 PM at the Downtowner in Fort Lauderdale. Visit

Bully Jeffrey Lemmerman doesn’t work on a boat, but he’s certain to be the captain of an adventurous journey into the possibilities of the burger, waving the flag of Cheffrey Eats, a food truck moored at the Barrel of Monks Brewing in Boca Raton. At 9 p.m. Friday, Lemmerman’s locally respected work will be showcased in the “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” episode of Guy Fieri’s Food Network journey. Of course, Lemmerman and Barrel of Monks will host a watchdog party at the brewery that you can taste for yourself. Visit

Blondie at Blondie: In a recent interview, blonde drummer Clem Burke “What is the classic Blondie song? ‘Denis’ or ‘Glass Heart’ or ‘Rapture’ or ‘Call Me’? All very different songs, completely different styles.” There is no wrong answer. But there is one correct answer, which is “Hanging on the phone”. Blondie will be performing on Thursday at 20:00. Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets start at $49.50+ at

Welcome back: So, yes, history. friday, legend Coral Roofs brasserie John Martin’s Irish Bar and Restaurant will throw the first St. Patrick’s Day block party because it was closed in the first days of the pandemic. The Miracle Mile restaurant-bar was renovated and reopened last fall. Dalgakıran Accommodation Groupis best known for energetic “concepts” like The Wharf (Fort Lauderdale and Miami) and the Carousel Club in Gulfstream Park (Hallandale Beach). But there’s no denying that the new John Martin’s is a good place to have a beer. The block party runs from 4 pm until midnight with live music, games and various food and bar stations. st. Pat’s specialty: Grab a shot of Irish whiskey and free pint Harp. Visit

Green riverside: The Breakwater Boys will add a similar flair. Dock In the city center Fort Lauderdale Friday by the river St. Patrick’s Day festival From 16:00, DJs, live entertainment and the same free Harp when you buy a shot deal. Visit

green area: As you can imagine, Field Irish Pub and Eatery inside Fort Lauderdale There will be a special spot on Friday with St. Patrick’s Day The celebration starts early. There will be three seating arrangements: 10:30 – 14:30, 15:30 – 18:30, and 19:30 – 19:30 Reservations are required and there will be a USD 10 deposit for seats in the indoor entertainment area where performances take place. with banyans (Ade Peever, Donny Hicks and Jamie Pflug) and Drake School Irish Dancers (all cover proceeds go to the artists). No cover for patios or dining rooms away from music. Note: There will be no outdoor activities. Visit

Talking shit: Yearly Saint Paddy’s Sh*t Show returns 26 Degree Beer Inc. inside Pompano Beach On Friday, the tavern is open at noon. You’ll find $5 beers, specialty beer releases (also a green version), Irish music all day, and the band’s evening sets. Press Slide. Visit

Weekend cocktail: As a New York Football Giants fan, the only good thing about the Eagles’ participation in the Super Bowl is that I got to explore. Delray Beach Philly fan Destiny Beck‘S Flying Eagles Flymosa. He created the fizzy green mix for Super Bowl viewing parties, but cautioned that it would also be a good alternative to green beer. St. Patrick’s Day Collection Ingredients: Orange juice, Blue Curaçao liqueur and bubbles of your choice are mixed in any way you like to achieve the strength and color you want.

The Weekender – South Florida Events


Get a rundown of the top events and things to do in South Florida so you can have an epic weekend.

Friday night live stream: And then St. There are things that have nothing to do with Pat’s… the popular Van Halen tribute band Completely Unchained performs Funky Biscuit inside Boca Raton Friday at 9 pm. Tickets start at $25 at

Vocalist Gene Henrikson and guitarist Jake Miller lead the Van Halen tribute band Completely Unchained.

Saturday laughs: Comedian Iliza Shlesinger (if you know, you know) her weekend performances Florida Tour OnlyMaybe because Tampa, Orlando, and Hollywood play Hard Rocks, or because Florida is such a fun place these days, you can shoot the entire set in the Sunshine State before you run out of material. Shlesinger performing Hard Rock Live inside Hollywood Saturday at 8 pm. Tickets start at $50+. Visit

Proud Mary: Under the leadership of one of the best singer-songwriters to emerge from the South Florida music scene in the 1990s, Mary Karlzen Group performs Bar Nancy inside Miami’s Little Havana Saturday at 9 o’clock. Karlzen (once from Davie and finally from Milwaukee)”.Shine” (Y&T Music) In 2021, a beautiful impressive collection ( worth checking out. For more information on the show, visit

Mary Karlzen is returning to South Florida for a concert Saturday at Bar Nancy in Miami.

Beach ball: A spring ritual in South Florida, model volleyball returns South Beach More than 250 models are expected to attend mixed games in front of 15,000 spectators on Saturday and Sunday at 11th Street on the waterfront. Free entry matches are held daily between noon and 8 pm. DJ Brody Jenner He performs at 18:00 on Saturday and DJ Rukus He’s having an honor ceremony at 6 p.m. on Sunday. after party Bodega South Beach Sunday starts at 20:00. Events benefit the Angel Watching Over Me Foundation. Visit

In the backyard of Elizeu Silva and Regina Rodrigues, Regina's Farm, a unique dining experience in downtown Fort Lauderdale, will host a video shoot by Miami City Ballet on Sunday.

Dance for dinner: You can get an impossible-to-find table at: Fort Lauderdale hidden gem Regina’s Farm (1101 Middle St.) via support on Sunday Miami City Balletreserved the idyllic backyard restaurant to shoot a promotional video for the upcoming season. Dancers by George Balanchine “Square DanceYou can enjoy three course dinner From 17:00 Doors open at 16:00 Tickets are $150 or $75 for guests under 12 years old. Visit

Free rhythms: This Broward Performing Arts Center presents the second year Rhythm by the River: A Festival Celebrating Black Voices Sunday from 14:00 to 18:00 Esplanade Park In the city center Fort Lauderdale. The free afternoon of live music, food trucks, and arts and crafts will include main stage performances by the infectious jazz-funk band. smoogiesR&B-gospel vocalist Gia Wyregospel singer and multi-instrumentalist Timothy DukesCaribbean singer-songwriter Sizwe Collins and hip-hop artist Jean-Carlos Casely. Founder of the Art Monarch Project Darius Daughtry Lead an oral session between free workshops offered at the Broward Center Mary N. Porter River View Ballroom. Rhythm by the River is part of the Broward Center. Arts of Action: Voices of Blacks Joint venture by Baptist Health and JM Family Enterprises. Visit

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