The Lifestyle List

Friday, May 11

Catch the big acts coming to town


Orange Bowl Food & Wine Celebration

  • The fundraiser for Orange Bowl Leadership Academy, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and Special Olympics Florida features more than 30 South Florida restaurants and live music.
  • Where: Broward Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: community.orangebowl.org/obfw

Fifth Harmony

  • The multiplatinum group brings empowering tunes to South Florida.
  • Where: Hard Rock Event Center, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood
  • Contact: seminolehardrockhollywood.com

Martin Lawrence

  • The comedian hosts the “Lit AF” tour stop with JB Smoove, Benji Brown, Michael Blackson and Bruce Bruce.
  • Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
  • Contact: aaarena.com

James Taylor

  • The celebrated singer-songwriter—known for his emotional guitar melodies such “Fire and Rain”—invites Bonnie Raitt as his guest for a special concert.
  • Where: BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise
  • Contact: thebbtcenter.com

Riverwalk ’80s Dance Party

  • Riverwalk celebrates its 30th anniversary with a party honoring the 1980s, featuring music, drinks and more.
  • When: 7-10 p.m.
  • Where: Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: goriverwalk.com

Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest

  • The event supports Old School Square programs and features beer, wine and cider, along with a silent auction, game area and live music.
  • When: 6:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Where: Old School Square Pavilion, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
  • Contact: oldschoolsquare.org


The Setai Miami Beach

Asian Night Bazaar Dinner Series

  • The exciting Asian Night Bazaar is better than ever. Geishas greet you before you enjoy a three-course menu a deejay while being mesmerized by  contortionists and fire dancers.
  • When: Fridays, 6-11 p.m.
  • Where: The Setai, Miami Beach, 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
  • Contact: thesetaimaimibeach.com855.923.7899


Saturday, May 12

Local events

Eddie Money, Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat and The Livesays

100 Years Music and Arts Festival

  • The free festival includes performances by local bands Uproot Hootenanny and Eagles tribute band The Long Run, with kids’ games, craft beer, arts and crafts and barbecue.
  • When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: Old Davie School Historical Museum, 6650 Griffin Road, Davie
  • Contact: olddavieschool.org

Dane Cook

  • Ahead of his Showtime special “Troublemaker,” the comedian brings the laughs.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Hard Rock Event Center
  • Contact: seminolehardrockhollywood.com

John Kay and Steppenwolf

  • The band that was “Born to Be Wild” performs its greatest hits with its original frontman.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek
  • Contact: casinococo.com

The Color Run

  • Millions of people have experienced the fun and brightness of the race known as the “happiest 5K on the planet.” Activities include music, dancing, giveaways and more.
  • When: 7:30 a.m.
  • Where: Huizenga Plaza, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: thecolorrun.com

The Ryan J. Mandel Charity 5k Race and 1 Mile Walk

  • The Ryan J. Mandel Charity, a nonprofit organization located in Delray Beach, is dedicated to the fight against drug addiction and brings people together and spreads awareness for drug and alcohol addiction through fitness. Proceeds from the event will be directed toward the Ryan J. Mandel Scholarship Fund available through the Wayside House, which helps others receive treatment.
  • When: 5K run to start at 7 a.m.; 1 mile walk to start at 7:15 a.m.
  • Where: Anchor Park, 390 South Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach
  • Contact: ryanjmandel.com


Sunday, May 13

Show Mom you love her at these South Florida locations

Kids Eat Free

  • Give Mom a break with a wonderful meal. At the following restaurants, one child eats free with any mom with the purchase of an entree
    • Big City Tavern serves housemade pastas, desserts, gelato and bread.
    • City Oyster & Sushi Bar features a full sushi bar and fresh oysters.
    • Louie Bossi’s (pictured above), known for its homemade pastas, breads and pizzas.
      • 1032 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
      • 100 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton
      • louiebossi.com


STK South Beach

STK South Beach

  • Spoil mom with Short Rib Benedict, King Crab Omelet, Fried Chicken French Toast and Shrimp and Grits.
  • When: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $59 per person (without caviar service); $38 for children under 12
  • Where: 2305 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
  • Contact: Reservations at togrp.com/venue/stk-south-beach






Coco Asian Bistro & Bar

  • Mothers receive a complimentary dessert of chocolate mousse and a complimentary long-stemmed red rose. Plus, keyboardist Rich Hurt entertains from 6:30-10 p.m. Enjoy dishes such as Southern Thai curry beef short ribs; steak teriyaki; tuna tacos served on top of wonton shells; whole red snapper, deep fried and tossed with a sweet chili sauce; stir-fried chicken with fresh basil sauce; gluten-free vegetable pad Thai; and others.
  • Where: Harbor Shops,1841 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: cocoasianbistro.com



Xtreme Action Park

  • Free brunch at the All-American Cafe with the purchase of an adult or kid brunch ticket. After eating, mom will enjoy being a kid again with go-kart racing, bowling, escape rooms and multiple games and activities.
  • Where: 5300 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: xtremeactionpark.com/mothers-day-brunch-2018


Lobster Bar

Lobster Bar Sea Grille

  • A three-course brunch includes Whole Chili Lobster Toast Shell-Off lobster with mild chili lobster butter topped with a soft cooked egg, and shishito peppers; and All Jumbo Lump Deconstructed “Crab Cake Benedict” Brioche Toast with Lemon Dill Hollandaise, and Nueske Bacon.
  • When: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $59 per person (without caviar service); $38 for children under 12
  • Where: 404 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
  • Contact: Reservations are required at 305.377.2675 or OpenTable.com




  • Brunch is extended from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and features live entertainment, bottomless sips and small plates and stations with delicacies such as Banana Foster French Toast, Red Velvet Pancakes and Crab Cake Eggs Benedict.
  • Where: The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: eatcoastal.com


Promenade at Coconut Creek

  • Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant offers two special dishes—cilantro lime and crispy shrimp salad for lunch, and Tuscan-roasted striped bass (pictured) for dinner—and an acrylic wine glass with the words “World’s Best Mom.” The newest Promenade addition, Revival Boutique, offers a buy-one, get-one-20-percent-off deal, May 10-13. Ciao Cucina and Ethos Greek Bistro give moms red roses May 13. 
  • Where: 4443 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek
  • Contact: promenadeatcoconutcreek.com


Bloody mary at Brio

BRIO Tuscan Grill

  • The special Mother’s Day brunch features berries and cream French toast, shrimp and grits, center cut filet, gorgonzola crusted lamp chops and Sicilian omelette.
  • Where: 14576 SW 5th Street, Pembroke Pines; 499 South University Drive, Plantation; 600 Silks Run, Suite 1205, Hallandale Beach
  • Contact: BrioItalian.com




Crab cakes at The Balcony

The Balcony

  • Head to the Big Easy with a jazz brunch from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Featured dishes include Coconut Crusted French Toast and Shreveport Smoked Gumbo. Mimosas are $5 each.
  • Where: 1309 East Olas Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: thebalconylasolas.com


Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill

  • All locations offer a complimentary mimosa to moms.
  • Where: 3115 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 15500 SW 29th St., Miramar; 1280 S. Pine Island Road, Plantation
  • Contact: bokampers.com


Lavender Lemonade at Brimstone

Brimstone Woodfire Grill

  • Special food and drink options at this neighborhood favorite include twin lobster tail or Surf N Turf that includes an 8-ounce filet and a 7-ounce lobster tail. Specialty cocktails will include Water the Melon and Lavender Lemonade (pictured).
  • Where: Brimstone Woodfire Grill, Pembroke Pines
  • Contact: brimstonewoodfiregrill.com


Artichoke Flower at Lenore’s (Photo by Ben Rusnak)

Bubbles & Brunch at Lenore’s

  • Chef Lenore serves a special a la carte holiday brunch menu in honor of moms including caramelized apple crepes with ricotta and almond maple butter; artichoke flower with creamed spinach poached egg and roasted tomatoes; and a poached salmon en croute with cucumber sauce and asparagus.
  • Where: Galt Ocean Plaza, 3311 North Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: lenorenolanryan.com


Brunch at Sardinia (Photo by Libby Volgyes)

Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante

  • All moms receive a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and a complimentary dessert. Mother’s Day menu includes zucchini tart stuffed with ham and Pecorino cheese; fresh fruit platter; spaghetti carbonara with eggs, wild boar bacon, and Pecorino Cheese; and a Big Salad with green beans, arugula, boiled organic egg, cherry tomatoes, beets, and roasted chicken or roasted salmon.
  • When: Brunch, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; dinner, 4-10 p.m.
  • Where: South Delray Shopping Center, 3035 South Federal Highway, Delray Beach
  • Contact: sardinia-ristorante.com



Mother’s Day Bonus

Take Mom to see a legend

Patti LaBelle

  • The legendary singer celebrates moms at the fifth annual Mother’s Day Experience.
  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami
  • Contact: jlkc.com

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