It’s Super Bowl weekend, with Sunday’s game surrounded by opportunities to share time together as Valentines, Galentines or none of the above – all leading up to the big showdown: Rod Stewart vs. Andrea Bocelli on Valentine’s Day.
Rock Gods: WHO will launch the North American leg of their Return shots! To visit to hard rock live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on Friday, April 22. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday on MyHRL.com and will cost $407, $257, $207, $157 and $107. A presale runs until 10 p.m. Thursday on the Hard Rock Facebook and Twitter pages.
Smoke on the water: The free, user-friendly Lake Worth Beach Bonfires the series is back Lake Worth Beach and Casino Complex Friday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., penultimate meeting of the season. It’s BYO blankets, chairs, coolers and s’more kits, and there’s live entertainment. Parking is available a few yards nearby and across the street at Old Bridge Park. Visit LakeWorthBeachFL.gov.
Aphrodisiac plates: The fourth edition Boca Raton Seafood and Music Festival returns to the Mizner Park Amphitheater From Friday to Sunday, with all the fish, shellfish and vegetarian dishes that you can pile on your plate. There’s also a strong lineup of local and national artists: Friday is New Honkies, Sean Chambers and the outlaws; Saturday is Joey Gilmore, The Lee Boys, JUke, Damon Fowler and the Atlanta Rhythm Section; and Sunday brings Ben Prestage, Shaw Davis and black ties and Rockin’Jake. Admission is $15 Friday through Saturday, $7 Sunday (free for children 14 and under). Visit SeafoodFestivals.com.
Who loves you, baby? Who wants you to fill your body with garlic right before Valentine’s Day? the South Florida Garlic Festivalof course, the annual celebration of the unfolding of the dividing light bulb Saturday Sunday to Village Park Athletics Complex in Wellington (11700 Pierson Road). The 23rd edition will again offer a wide variety of creatively prepared dishes (see: garlic gelato), served with a sly wink. As for the music, Saturday’s main performers include Bradley Brown, the Kinectthe tribute Red Not Chili Peppers and Better than Ezra. On Sunday you will find the Fabulous Fleetwoods, Valerie Tyson Band and the tribute to Bruno Mars Earth to Mars. Tickets are $10.70 (free for ages 12 and under). Visit GarlicFestFL.com.
Laughs of the weekend: the Humorous Brewery Tour (apparently teams of 2-4 comedians tell jokes seven nights a week across the country) stop at Monks Brewing Barrel in Boca Raton 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15. The show is upstairs and doors open around 6:30, but there’s no rule against getting there early for beers and burgers (always good Cheffrey eats). Visit BarrelOfMonks.com.
Wine and flowers: Natural wine supplier Small wine store in Fort Lauderdale Flagler Village will host a at Galentine’s 3-5 p.m. event on Saturday with a wine-enriched tutorial on the lost art of flower arranging. The session is $95 and includes two glasses of wine, snacks, and your arrangement (plus tips on how to repeat it). Then consider buying a few gifts from the pop-up organized by the Flea Flamingo at the little wine store. Visit Facebook.com/smallwineshop. On Valentine’s DaySmall Wine Shop will bring the drinks to the corner for IS projects for Drink & Ink Date Night, an evening of wine tasting and shibori dyeing, making fabric samples using traditional Japanese folding and binding techniques. Cost: $60. Visit ISProjectsFL.com.
Galentine’s movie: Historical Coral Gables Art Cinema will host a screening of Galentine’s Southern Love Story »Grilled green tomatoes“4 p.m. Sunday. The theater is also in the middle of a late tribute weekend Sidney Poitier. Among the films to be screened are “No Exit” and “field lily“Friday and Saturday”Paris BluesSaturday and Sunday. Tickets are $11.75, seniors, students and military $10. Visit GablesCinema.com.
Super Bowl on the big screen: You can watch the Super Bowl at any pub or sports bar you usually frequent. For a different vision of the 6:30 p.m. match, know that Enjoy the cinema downtown Fort Lauderdale This year again, the match will be shown free of charge on the big screen in the stadium’s sumptuous theater and on another big screen in the John Mager courtyard. Doors open at 4 p.m. There’s a full bar and there will be food and drink specials (eg, a burger and two sides for $10). Of course, the game includes Irwin’s Magic Board with up to $500 in prizes. It’s $10 per box, cash only. Again, admission is free. Visit FLIFF.com/savorcinema.
Great bowls: If you’re looking to celebrate the Bengals’ inevitable Super Bowl victory, you’ll need this horizon pepper — Pride of Cincinnati for over 70 years and in Sunrise for 35 years (RIP Fort Lauderdale site). It’s a distinctive style of chili — more of a sweet and savory meat sauce, its recipe protected in secret (is it cinnamon? Nutmeg?) — and served over spaghetti ( called manners) or hot dogs (called coneys). Other optional toppings include cheese, beans, and onions. It’s unique, which is hard to find these days. Skyline Chile is located at 2834 N. University Drive in Sunrise. Visit Facebook.com/SkylineChiliSunrise.
A different atmosphere: For something anti-Super Bowl, try the monthly full moon kayak tour of Whiskey Creek Hideout in Dania Beach Sunday evening. The 45-minute glow stick enhanced paddle weaves through the mangroves of Mizell-Johnson State Park and the Intracoastal Waterway before returning to Whiskey Creek Hideout for s’mores and refreshments around the campfire. Cost: $45 adults, 12 and under $35, including life jacket, paddles, kayak or paddle board. Visit WhiskeyCreekHideout.com.
Clash of the Titans: So yes, Italian opera star Andrea Bocelli occurs at 8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise. There are a few tickets left, starting at $130 through Ticketmaster.com.
Rock icon turned crooner Rod Stewart perform at the same time hard rock liveopening a two-night stopover at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Tickets for the Valentine’s Day show are available from $90. Only pricey platinum-level seats remain for Tuesday’s show. Visit MyHRL.com.
Tough call for me. My wife likes her opera. But despite the embarrassment of “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Tonight’s the Night,” Stewart also gave us “Mandolin Wind,” a great romantic ballad.
Italian Romance: Savor the Cinema in Fort Lauderdale will offer a Valentine’s Day screening of the classic 1953 Gregory Peck-Audrey Hepburn romance”roman holidaysat 7 p.m. Monday. Purchase of a $30 ticket for two comes with a bottle of wine and a large popcorn to share. If you just want to see the movie, it’s $10. Visit FLIFF.com/savorcinema.
Cher’s Moon Dance: Gables cinema will host two Valentine’s Day screenings of the harrowing romantic comedy set in Brooklyn”Dreamer“, featuring dear and Nicholas Cage, at 4.30 p.m. and 7.10 p.m. on Monday. Tickets are $11.75, seniors, students and military $10. Visit GablesCinema.com.
A Quick Hit: Delray Beach Market will welcome an energetic speed dating event upstairs in the mezz space from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. Tickets are $25 through Eventbrite. For more information, visit DelrayBeachMarket.com.
death or glory in Delray Beach doesn’t mince words on Instagram: “Valentine’s Day stinks!!!” With Monday being their traditional emo night, the craft cocktail bar hosts a Valentine’s Day Death Day 4 p.m.-midnight. Highlights include $10 Black Heart cocktails (highlighted by rum, cold brew coffee, coffee liqueur, and arrack) and $3 Cupid Shots (rum, homemade grenadine, lemon green), as well as an emo soundtrack playing all night long. Visit DeathOrGloryBar.com.
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