Five Best Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Animals, Tiki Stuff, and More

Categories: Things To Do

4. Spring/Easter Yappy Hour

Poor Fido is left all by his lonesome while you're out paying the bills during the workweek. Leaving him at home while you drink on the weekends is kind of a jerk move. Bring him with you to Funky Buddha Brewery's Spring/Easter Yappy Hour this Sunday. Starting at 3 p.m., the spot is hosting NoMore HomelessPets Ft Lauderdale for a doggie playdate/fundraiser/drinking occasion. Anyone who makes a $5 donation to the rescue gets $1 off food truck purchases as well as an extended $1 happy hour until 7 p.m. Visit

3. Sea Adoption Event for 100+ Abandoned Dogs

Who doesn't like eating, drinking, and saving animals in need? (If you don't, you fail at life.) This Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., Sea Restaurant is teaming up with 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades for a fundraising and adoption event. In addition to saying "Hi" -- and possibly taking home -- some furry friends, the occasion includes an art show, raffle, psychic readings, barbecue, and refreshments. It is a $10 donation to attend. Visit

2. 11th Annual Polynesian Cultural Festival

If you're looking to get some tiki action away from your usual haunt -- the Mai Kai -- the 11th Annual Polynesian Cultural Festival is taking over Jaco Pastorius Park on Sunday. From noon to 8 p.m., The Polynesian Culture Association is bringing it's culture and traditions for mix of entertainment and educations. It includes live music, with drums, songs, and dances from the islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and New Zealand's Maori. Tahitian drums, fire dances, Hawaiian chants, a ukulele exhibition, and a Hula contest with prizes are also included. But, for those really looking to get a taste of the islands, Polynesian fare and tropical tiki drinks are available for purchase. Admission is $7 per person. Visit

1. Brew at the Zoo

Most of us spend the entire workweek cooped up at our desks, staring at spreadsheets, typing, or transfixed by videos of cats all day. It's important to step away from the computer screen and surround yourself with other human beings at the end of the week. If you like cute animals (aside from frisky felines on Youtube), craft beer (who doesn't these days?), and getting out of the house on a Saturday night, head to Brew at the Zoo this Saturday. Taking place at the Palm Beach Zoo from 6 to 9:30 p.m., the beer-centric event includes live music, food from local vendors and food trucks, up-close and personal animal encounters, and unlimited samples of beer from more than 25 craft breweries. General admission tickets are $35 per person. For $75, VIP tickets offer early admission at 5:30 p.m., a limited edition t-shirt, exclusive premium brew samples, a buffet meal in the Tropics Café with live music by Steve Chumley, and all the G.A. features. Designated driver tickets cost $15. Advance ticket purchase is required.Visit

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Location Info


Stache 1920's Drinking Den

109 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Funky Buddha Brewery

1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park, FL

Category: Music

Sea Restaurant

235 Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL

Category: Restaurant

Jaco Pastorius Park

Dixie Highway and Northeast 38th Street, Oakland Park, FL

Category: General

Palm Beach Zoo

1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL

Category: General

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