Lifestyle has your perfect start to the weekend with South Florida Events for June 1-3

 

Friday, June 1

Fill your need for speed and celebrate National Donut Day

 

Shania Twain

  • The country singer goes on her first tour since 2015, performing the greatest hits from her platinum albums.
  • When: June 1, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: BB&T Center
  • Contact: thebbtcenter.com

 

Fast Lane Friday

  • Catering to those with the need for speed, the speedway hosts monthly nights of unlimited legal drag racing.
  • When: June 1 and July 6, 6 p.m.-midnight
  • Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway, One Ralph Sanchez Speedway Blvd., Homestead
  • Info: homesteadmiamispeedway.com

 

Duffy’s Sports Grill

  • Get a complimentary order of Red Velvet Mini Donuts (pictured above) at every table.
  • Where: Throughout South Florida
  • Info: duffysmvp.com

 

Happy Place Donuts

  • Get a complimentary bag of six Hot & Happy Dough Balls with every purchase.
  • Pictured: Signature fried-to-order and warm crispy brioche dough balls generously coated in powdered sugar
  • Where: 507 Española Way, Miami Beach
  • Info: happyplacedonuts.com

 

Miami Fashion Week Benefit Gala Hosted by Antonio Banderas 

  • Hosted by MIAFW’s Honorary President Antonio Banderas, the gala supports Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation and Fundacion Lagrimas y Favores. Features a sit-down dinner, live entertainment by a celebrity performer and live auction benefiting the foundations.
  • When: 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Alfred I. DuPont Building, 169 E Flager Street, #5, Miami
  • Info: Purchase tickets here

 

Twilight Concert Series at Gulfstream Park

  • Starting today, Gulfstream Park features live Thoroughbred horse racing followed by a free concert with a variety of acts performing throughout the summer. This Friday, enjoy classic rock by Mr. Nice Guy. Other acts this month include Big Rock Band (power, funk and rock), Valerie Tyson Band (R&B and soul), Studio 54 tribute (disco) and the Turnstiles (Bill Joel tribute)
  • For a drink with your music, The Sport of Kings Theatre offers happy hour from 7-8 p.m.
  • When: Race starts at 2:15 p.m.; Concert is 7-11 p.m.; Fridays through Aug. 31
  • Where: 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
  • Info: gulfstreampark.com/twilightconcertseries

 

Saturday, June 2

A variety of events to keep the fun going 

 

Taste of the Islands Experience

  • Cooking demonstrations, a rum bar, artisan goods, DJs and more celebrate tropical cuisine with Chef Thia of “Taste of the Islands” and more.
  • When: June 2, 4-10 p.m.
  • Where: Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, 219 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: ttiexperience.com

 

“Art-Chitecture”

  • Artists explore architecture through paintings, sculptures and mixed-media pieces.
  • When: Through June 15; opening reception June 2, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Where: Broward Art Guild, 3280 NE 32nd St., Fort Lauderdale
  • Info: browardartguild.org

 

Angels for Angels Charity Ball

  • Guests will enjoy musical entertainment by Rock With U, dinner, dancing and a silent auction with gift baskets, vacation getaways, jewelry and more. WPLG-TV’s Kristi Krueger is the emcee for the evening.
  • Funds raised will directly benefit the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST), the largest, non-governmental funder of Angelman-specific research in the world. FAST, a registered 501(c)(3), raises money to fuel cutting-edge research and takes an active role in drug development to treat, and ultimately cure, Angelman Syndrome, which affects nearly half a million people in the world.
  • When: 7-11 p.m.
  • Where: The W Fort Lauderdale, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
  • Tickets: $125
  • Info: www.cureangelman.org/angelsforangels.fin

 

Miami Fashion Week

  • After a summit at Miami Dade College, enjoy fashion shows from Daniella Batlle, Carolina Estefan, Lina Cantillo and Custo Barcelona.
  • When: Throughout the day
  • Where: Ice Palace Studios, 59 NW 14th St., Miami
  • Info: Tickets available for purchase here

 

Propel Co:Labs Miami Fitness Festival

  • Fitness, music & culture collide with workout classes, a live musical collaboration with Wyclef Jean and Vixen Workout, free massages, healthy snacks, and more.
  • Use Code MIAVIP10 for discounted tickets.
  • When: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Where: Faena Forum, 3300-3398 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
  • Info: propelcolabsmia.com/Tara

Sunday, June 3

Sing along with the king of cool

 

Harry Connick Jr.

  • The Grammy and Emmy winner celebrates his hometown with “A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration.”
  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: Hard Rock Event Center
  • Contact: seminolehardrockhollywood.com

 

Miami Fashion Week

  • Fundación Iluminemos de Azul y Pamela De Haro Fashion Show with Colombian designers, plus a show by Ángel Sánchez. Ending the day is the official closing party at Delano South Beach.
  • Where: Ice Palace Studios, 59 NW 14th St., Miami
  • Info: Tickets available for purchase here

 

JM Lexus Jazz Brunch

  • Bring blankets, chairs and picnic baskets along with well-behaved, leashed pets for jazz on the first Sunday of each month.
  • When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Where: Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk
  • Info: goriverwalk.com

 

Bonus: Tuesday, June 5

 

Wine Pairing Dinner at Ofa

  • Executive Chef Flavia Carnicelli pairs regional Brazilian cuisine with Spanish wines at this five-course dinner with dishes such as moqueca and couscous.
  • When: 7-9 p.m.
  • Where: 1929 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach
  • Tickets: $70 per person
  • Contact: 305.763.8766; ofarestaurant.com