Friday, Aug. 4

Miami Dolphins Training Camp Practice

  • Watch the open practice sessions, which include food trucks, inflatables and games. There will be an area for kids under 12 to get autographs. Seating is limited and parking is at the Nova Southeastern University garage. Times are subject to change. Tickets must be purchased from the Dolphins website.
  • When: 8:20 a.m. (through Aug. 15, 6 dates left)
  • Where: 7500 Southwest 30th Street (Nova Southeastern University), Davie

The Book of Moron

  • Robert Dubac’s newest Off-Broadway hit has been described as one of the most “hilarious,” “intelligent” and “scorching” satirical attacks on idiocracy since Mark Twain.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Fight Time Pro MMA

  • Live world-class PRO MMA action.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: War Memorial Auditorium (800 Northeast 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale)

 

Saturday, Aug. 5

Conscious Kids Festival

  • Kids will learn valuable life skills from South Florida’s top mindfulness and wellness practitioners. There will be child-approved yoga, plus live music, performers, face painting, art, games and healthy food.
  • When: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Where: Unity on the Bay (411 Northeast 21st Street, Miami)

Miami Dolphins Practice Training Camp Scrimmage

  • Watch the Dolphins practice. Parking at the stadium is free, and the merchandise and concession stands will open.
  • When: 11 a.m.
  • Where: Hard Rock Stadium (347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens)

Monster Jam

  • The international racing series—which sees more than four million fans annually—will have three main elements: the pit party, racing and freestyle.
  • When: 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Where: BB&T Center (2555 NW 136th Avenue, Sunrise)

The Book of Moron

  • Robert Dubac’s newest Off-Broadway hit has been described as one of the most “hilarious,” “intelligent” and “scorching” satirical attacks on idiocracy since Mark Twain.
  • When: 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Bill Maher

  • The comedian, political commentator, and television host is performing live.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach)

The Journey: Live Sensations Yoga Social Experience

  • The Journey yoga series, Live Sensations, will take place on the outdoor terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It will guide practitioners from downward dog to warrior pose with the soothing sounds of live vocals.
  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: W Hotel Fort Lauderdale (401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale)

 

Sunday, Aug. 6

Monster Jam

  • The international racing series—which sees more than four million fans annually—will have three main elements: the pit party, racing and freestyle.
  • When: 1 p.m.
  • Where: BB&T Center (2555 NW 136th Avenue, Sunrise)

Beres Hammond

  • The Jamaican reggae superstar is performing live in concert.
  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Bill Maher

  • The comedian, political commentator, and television host is performing live.
  • When: 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach)

 

Hot Deals

Back-to-School Tax-Free Weekend

  • Shopping is even better with a deal. This weekend, certain items will be exempt from tax:  certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and personal computers and certain computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use selling for $750 or less per item.
  • Sawgrass Mills will kick off the holiday by giving $25 gift cards to the first 100 shoppers on Aug. 4. It will also extend its hours of operation during the weekend.

New seasonally inspired menu at 3030 Ocean

  • Led by Food Network’s “Chopped” champion executive chef Adrienne Grenier and executive sous chef Brooke Mallory, the waterfront restaurant launched a new menu that highlights the flavors of the summer.
    • Starters include grilled Florida peach and local burrata (with sugar snap peas, smoked prosciutto and lemon honey vinaigrette) and local heirloom tomatoes (with raw sweet corn, arugula, ricotta salata and basil-jalapeño dressing).
    • New house-made pastas include goat cheese agnolotti (with baby summer squash, local corn and walnut pesto) and potato gnocchi (with leek purée, shiitake, asparagus, truffle and farm egg).
    • New entrées include bourbon-peach glazed smoked chicken leg (with red peas, tasso ham, greens, turnips and house hot sauce), grilled Florida pompano (with chickpeas, confit local eggplant, smoked tomatoes, arugula and lemon yogurt) and sautéed softshell crab (with andouille sausage, sweet corn, baby potatoes, watercress and Old Bay butter).
    • For dessert, there’s the roasted peach and cherry crostata (with pistachio frangipane and cherry-black pepper ice cream), blueberry-lemon coffee cake (with pecan streusel, cream cheese frosting and buttermilk ice cream) and local mango semifreddo (with fresh coconut and dragon fruit sorbet).
    • To complement the savory menu, there are a few new libations: the Strawberry Smash (featuring Palm Ridge Florida Whiskey, mint, lemon, agave, strawberries and strawberry ice) and the Mama Mia, a mojito with an Italian twist (includes white rum, mint, basil, Limoncello, lime juice and Prosecco).
  • Where: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa (3030 Holiday Drive)
  • Reservations: 954.765.3030

Brunch at Lightkeepers

  • The restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne just launched a weekend brunch. It is served a la carte on Saturdays (featuring items such as The Keeper’s Wife: local grilled artisan country levain, 63° poached egg, shaved asparagus, tomato jam, Hollandaise, crab and avocado) and buffet-style on Sundays (includes several interactive culinary stations and an impressive spread of savory dishes and sweets). All menus, crafted by Executive Chef Raul A. Del Pozo, feature the fresh seafood and land dishes from South Florida’s waters and local farms. Add unlimited bubbly, brunch punch, sangria, bloody mary’s, draft beer and mimosas for $25 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Saturday brunch reservations are recommended, but not required, and valet parking validation is available. Sunday brunch reservations are required and valet parking is complimentary.
  • When: Saturdays, noon–4 p.m.; Sundays, 12:30 p.m.–3 p.m.
  • Where: 455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne
  • Cost: Sunday buffet, $89 per adult and $39 per child ages 5 to 12
  • Reservations: 305.365.4156

Wine at Meat Market Palm Beach

  • The upscale steakhouse is launching a Tuesday wine promotion of half-priced bottles of select wine with dinner.
  • Where: 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach
  • Reservations: 561.354.9800