November is notorious for beautiful weather — enjoy the weekend!

Friday, Nov. 3

Trade Shows

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

  • View an array of in-water boats and marine accessories at the annual event, which has nearly 1,500 boats on display. Attractions include fishing clinics for kids, educational sea life touch-tanks, on-the-water boat handling workshops and live water sport demonstration.
  • When: 10 a.m.–7 p.m., through Nov. 5 (10 a.m.–6 p.m.)
  • Where: Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach (801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale)

Festivals

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

  • The film fest showcases independent cinema (more than 160 films) from 48 countries.
  • When: Through Nov. 19

LAST WEEKEND: Annual Fall Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch

  • Enjoy family fun this fall with kid’s crafts, hayrides (on the weekends), live music, barbecue, pumpkin patch and more.
  • Where: Flamingo Road Nursery (1655 S. Flamingo Road, Davie)

For the Foodies

Estrella Damm Chef’s Choice

  • The series will highlight 50 of Miami’s top chefs and restaurants. The world-renowned beer, brewed in Barcelona with Mediterranean ingredients since 1876, is encouraging chefs to push their culinary boundaries by offering an exclusive three-course meal inspired by the unique flavors of the Mediterranean featuring this year’s signature ingredient—garbanzos. Chefs and restaurants will create one-of-a-kind menus showcasing their creativity, priced from $30 to $70, which will include an appetizer, entrée featuring garbanzos (chickpeas) and a dessert, paired with an Estrella Damm beer.
  • When: Through Nov. 30

Performances

Tarzan: The Musical

  • The show, based on Disney’s animated musical adventure about a boy raised by gorillas, also features music by rock legend, Phil Collins.
  • When: 7:30 p.m. (Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.)
  • Where: Broward Center for the Performing arts

Saturday, Nov. 4

Festivals

RockFest 80’s

  • Rock ’n’ roll royalty will grace the stage at the two-day event, which features Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (pictured), Lynyrd Skynyrd and Cheap Trick. Sixteen will perform their hits at C.B. Smith Park. Hair and makeup salon Kaizen Beauty Academy will be on-site to tease hair to nostalgic heights with 1980s-style makeovers. A muscle-car show and a street-art exhibition add a different artistic element to the festival.
  • When: Noon—10:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon—10 p.m.
  • Where: 900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines

Philanthropy

Walk to End Lupus Now

Cirque du Soirée

  • The Ghost Light Society will host its 8th annual party to benefit the arts-in-education programs at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. There will be an array of food, open bar, dancing and more.
  • When: 7–11p.m.
  • Price: $125 for society members, $150 for non-members
  • Where: Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale

Sports

Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers

  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: BB&T Center

Miami Hurricanes vs. Virginia Tech Hokies

  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Hard Rock Stadium

Performances

Gavin DeGraw

  • The multi-platinum singer-songwriter is performing live on stage.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina

  • Nacho, Gente De Zona, Don Omar, CNCO and Reik will perform live.
  • When: 8:15 p.m.
  • Where: AmericanAirlines Arena

Tracy Morgan

  • The actor and comedian is performing live.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Hard Rock Live, Hollywood

Sunday, Nov. 5

Sports

Miami Dolphins vs. Oakland Raiders

  • When: 1 p.m.
  • Where: Hard Rock Stadium (347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens)

Upcoming

Sweet Deals

67-cent cheesecake at Junior’s Restaurant and Bakery

  • To celebrate its 67th anniversary, the restaurant is offering a slice of its traditional plain cheesecake for 67 cents. It is available at lunch and dinner with the purchase of an entree, both dine-in and take-out. It will also offer an entire (small) traditional plain cheesecake for $9.50 and a large for $19.50, in honor of its 1950 opening. Any variety of an entire cheesecake ordered online will receive $9.50 off the order.
  • When: Nov. 7

Philanthropy

Happy Harvest Recognition Breakfast: Hurricane Hero Edition  

  • Feeding South Florida’s third annual event, presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates, will celebrate those who work tirelessly to help end hunger throughout South Florida and honor its “Hurricane Heros.”
  • When: Nov. 8, 8:30–10:30 a.m.
  • Where: The Signature Grand, Davie

Miss ARC Broward Pageant 

  • The fifth annual event empowers young women with disabilities. Contestants showcase their individuality in the categories of evening wear, talent and personality.
  • When: Nov. 12, 3 p.m.
  • Where: Parker Playhouse