What’s the buzz in South Florida?

Friday, Aug. 25

Chefs Up Front Fort Lauderdale

  • Ten of South Florida’s most celebrated chefs will interact with and cook for tables of 10 guests, preparing a five-course dinner with wine pairings. The seventh annual event is hosted by FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth). Before dinner, there will be a reception with a silent auction, hor d’oeuvres and an open bar. After dinner, guests are invited stick around to mix and mingle. All proceeds will assist FLIPANY in its mission to provide nutritional education, access to healthy food and physical activity to youth in South Florida through the Cooking Matters Program.
  • When: 6 p.m.
  • Price: $250 per person
  • Where: 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Lifehouse and Switchfoot

  • The rock bands are performing live on stage.
  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park (301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami)

Miami Marlins vs. San Diego Padres

  • When: 7:10 p.m.
  • Where: 501 Marlins Way, Miami

Saturday, Aug. 26

Mayweather vs. McGregor fight

  • Former boxing World Champion Floyd Mayweather will square off against former UFC Champion Conor McGregor in the most anticipated fight of the season.
  • When: 9 p.m.
  • Where to watch: Xtreme Action Park will offer open seating on a first-come, first-serve basis at its All American Café and The Pit Bar, which features more than 50 HD TVs. There is no cover and seating at the bar is for ages 18 and over only. Doors open at 7 p.m.
    • VIP Skybox Seating: Features buffet-style dining from 8–10 p.m. and two beer/wine tickets ($35 per person, ages 21 and over).
    • Reserved Seating: Bowling lanes can be reserved for groups up to six people per lane and is open for all ages. Package includes 8 p.m. seating with unlimited bowling, two pizzas, one beer pitcher and hostess service ($50 per person, call 954.491.6265).

Roller Derby match

  • The Gold Coast Derby Grrls All-Stars are up against Melbourne’s Molly Roger Roller Girls. When: 6 p.m.
  • Price: $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5–12
  • Where: Xtreme Action Park (5300 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale)

Miami Marlins vs. San Diego Padres

  • When: 7:10 p.m.
  • Where: 501 Marlins Way, Miami

Jo Koy and Anjelah Johnson

  • The comedians will perform a side-splitting routine on their “BFF Tour.”
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Hard Rock Live (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood)

Lez Zeppelin

  • The New York City-based all-woman band will perform the music of Led Zeppelin.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Parker Playhouse (707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale)

Marco Antonio Solis & Camila

  • The Latin artists are on their “Y la Historia Continúa” tour.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: AmericanAirlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami)

Sunday, Aug. 27

Miami Marlins vs. San Diego Padres

  • When: 1:10 p.m.
  • Where: 501 Marlins Way, Miami

Steve Higgins & Friends: Embracing Romance

  • Enjoy a collection of standards that speak to the music of the heart. VIP Tickets include premium seating, a meet-and-greet with the artists and an autographed copy of the new CD, “All for You,” which will be featured in the performance.
  • When: 6 p.m.
  • Where: Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale)

Sweet Deals

National Banana Split Day

Banana Split with Dark Chocolate Monkey

Banana Split with Dark Chocolate Monkey

  • Candy & Cones is celebrating the delicious holiday with the Dark Chocolate Monkey Banana Split: in-house churned ice cream, all the classic toppings and a dark-chocolate monkey.
  • When: Aug. 25
  • Where: The Diplomat Beach Resort (3555 S. Ocean Dr., Hollywood)

New limited-time sundae at Hoffman’s Chocolates

  • Two weeks ago, the chocolatier held its ice cream competition, Making Sweet Creations for Sweet Donations, where seven nonprofit organizations partnered with a store manager to create a special
    Crunchy Monkey Peanut Butter Bang Sundae

    Crunchy Monkey Peanut Butter Bang Sundae

    sundae. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Crunchy Monkey Peanut Butter Bang was voted the winner. The foundation will receive a $1,500 donation, and its creation will be featured in all Hoffman’s Chocolates stores through Sept. 4.

    • Crunchy Monkey Peanut Butter Bang: Served in a freshly-made waffle bowl half-dipped inchocolate, the over-the-top sundae ($9.95) features three 4 oz. scoops of Hoffman’s signature ice cream:  Banana Cream Pie, a creamy banana ice cream with marshmallow ribbons and baked pie crust; Chocolate Fudge Brownie, a velvety chocolate ice cream filled with moist fudge brownie pieces and chocolate fudge; and Elephant Ears, vanilla ice cream swirled with peanut butter and large chocolate chips. It’s then topped with Hoffman’s rich peanut butter cups and fresh bananas, which are covered in sugar and flambeed to a perfect crisp. The mouthwatering sundae is coated with a smooth caramel sauce and finished off with whipped cream and a cherry on top.

The Habit Burger Grill Offers free burger in fight to help end childhood hunger

  • The Habit Restaurant, Inc. is continuing its commitment to help end childhood hunger in
    Charburger with cheese

    Charburger with cheese

    America, partnering with No Kid Hungry for a third year. This year, The Habit has a goal of raising $400,000 for a three-year grand total of $1,000,000. This would provide 10 million meals to children who face hunger. All eight Florida locations will participate in the charity partnership. The Habit will be collecting donations for No Kid Hungry, and diners who donate $2 or more to the No Kid Hungry campaign will receive a certificate for a Charburger with cheese, which can be redeemed through the end of September.

 


Mark Your Calendar

NEOSplash

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  • End summer on a high note at NEOSplash, a pop-up water park with the vibe of a theme park, featuring more than eight new splash-tacular attractions and the largest collection of inflatable DUCKslides—some of which are as tall as 62 feet and as long as a football field. In addition to the slide zone, there will be a kids zone (with a large pool), chill zone and battle zone (with Super Soaker water gun fights and Kucapoo, a 200-foot-long obstacle course). There will be a 21+ pool party, and food trucks will be parked in the vendor village, which will house more than 150 companies. NEOSplash has an official iHeart Radio Media partnership with Y100, 93.9MIA, TU94.9, 103.5 The Beat and Big 105.9, plus DJs and local bands will light up the multiple stages throughout the weekend.
  • When: Sept. 30, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Oct. 1, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Where: Markham Park (16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise)
  • Reserve your spot: Cruz@NEOsplashexperience.com

John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival

  • Miami Dolphins legends and South Florida’s top chefs will team up and tackle the grill, serving creative food with wine or a signature cocktail during the eighth annual, all-inclusive culinary showcase for charity.
  • Tickets are on sale.
  • When: Nov. 11, noon–4 p.m.
  • Where: Pompano Beach Amphitheater (1801 NE 6th St., Pompano Beach)