The Lifestyle List


Throughout the Month

Miami Spice and more fun through the month of September


Miami Spice

  • The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau presents the 17th Miami Spice, showcasing Greater Miami’s diverse culinary scene. Fine dining restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe Miami Spice menus at reduced prices ($23 per person for lunch and brunch / $39 per person for dinner). Prices include an appetizer, entrée and dessert; tax, tip, libations and service charges are additional.
  • This weekend, try Pisco y Nazca in either Doral or Kendall. The three-course menu includes tostones, Causa Crocante (pictured above), Tallarin Saltado, Salomon, Chaufa Aeropuerto and a complimentary pisco sour.
  • Link to Miami Spice menus: Dinner Menu, Lunch Menu
  • When: Through Sept. 30
  • Info: iLoveMiamiSpice.com


Crave GFL Restaurant Month

  • When: Sept. 1-Sept. 30
  • Where: Throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale
  • What: Enjoy three-course gourmet dinner menus for either $35 or $45 throughout the month.
  • This weekend, try Naked Crab with menu items such as Octopus Ceviche, Pistachio-crusted Lam Loin with quinoa tabbouleh, mint oil and labneh, and key lime pie.
  • Info: sunny.org/dining-and-nightlife/restaurants/crave-gfl


“White Guy on the Bus”

  • The play by Bruce Graham takes on racial prejudice with the story of a white businessman and a black single mother who ride the same bus.
  • When: Aug. 11-Sept. 9
  • Where: GableStage at The Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables
  • Info: gablestage.org


Instagram Photo Exhibit

  •  Photos from the Arts Council of Greater Weston Instagram Photo Contest, “Life Is Color” will be on exhibit.
  • When: Sept. 7-27
  • Where: Weston Branch Library, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd.
  • Info: 1weston.com



Friday, September 7

Start the weekend right.


Mother of All Baby Showers

  • When: 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: Young at Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie
  • What: The adults-only event gives new and expecting parents a treat with food and drinks, educational sessions and $20,000 in giveaways.
  • Info: youngatartmuseum.org


K.D. Lang

  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
  • What: The singer-songwriter celebrates the 25th anniversary of her platinum album “Ingenue” performing it in full along with other hits.
  • Info: browardcenter.org



  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Sunrise Civic Center Theatre, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise
  • What: Vocal group Brazilian Voices performs a tribute to the rainforest with its well-known warm harmonies.
  • Info: sunrisefl.gov


Laser Fridays at Frost

  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
  • What: Enjoy a retro classic laser show with Food and beverages by STARR Catering Group and shows set to the music of The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Daft Punk, Michael Jackson and more.
  • Info: frostscience.org/laserfridays


Sensory Yoga at 1 Hotel South Beach 

  • When: 7-9 p.m.
  • Where: Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
  • What: 1 Hotel South Beach is offering a full month of events for National Yoga Month – one each week throughout September.
  • Mindful yoga flow led by Chloe Ravel and complemented by sound healing from Daniela Sage.
  • Followed by essential oil cocktails, ocean views, and spiritual finds from local vendors
  • RSVP: [email protected]


Friday Night Sound Waves

  • The free live music series on Fort Lauderdale Beach continues with The Free Rads, playing classic and current hits.
  • Where: The Hub at Las Olas & A1A
  • When: 6-9 p.m.
  • Info: fridaynightsoundwaves.com



Saturday, September 8

Storytelling, Food, Art and More.


Bike Rodeo and Family Central Literacy Fair

  • When: 9-11 a.m.
  • Where: Cooper City Sports Complex, 10300 Stirling Road, Cooper City
  • What: Perfect for families, the free event offers helmet fittings, bike safety tips and rodeo courses based on skill level. Alongside the rodeo, the literacy fair features book giveaways, entertainment, story time and more.
  • Info: coopercityfl.org


Film Art Expanse

  • When: 6 & 8 p.m.
  • Where: Miami Dade College Live Arts Lab Miami Dade College, Building One, 300 NE 22nd Ave., Miami
  • What: An evening of films screened simultaneously using five vintage projectors (creating an “expanded cinema” work) accompanied by a musical score composed by Gustavo Matamoros, sound artist and founder of South Florida Composers Alliance.
  • Info: filmartexpanse.eventbrite.com


Night of True Stories, Out Loud

  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: The Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26 St., Miami
  • What: A blend of theater, storytelling and literature, Lip Service features eight true stories presented before a live audience. The theme is “Craving with Consequences” constant craving, wanton wanting, desperate desire, or abject addiction that taught you a lesson. 
  • Info: miamibookfair.com/event/lip-service-presents-a-night-of-true-stories-out-loud-3


Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting and Auction

  • When: Noon-5 p.m.
  • Where: Hard Rock Event Center, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood
  • What: The 25th annual event features tastes from American social, NYY Steak, Tin Fish, The Halal Guys, Georgia Pig, Fabulous Cakes and More, Council Oak Steaks and Seafood and more. Marvin Gutter Leadership Award recipients will be honored as well.
  • Info: annstorckcenter.org/celebrity-chefs


“Mommy and Me” at The Frank: Story Time Hour

  • When: Noon-1 p.m.
  • Where: The Frank, 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines
  • What: Join The Frank on the first Saturday of every month for story time. Together with their guardian, children ages 8 and under build literacy and engage in art activities related to the new exhibition, Hustle. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Info: thefrankgallery.org


Bailey Hall Festival of the Arts

  • When: Noon-5 p.m.
  • Where: Bailey Hall, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie
  • What: Featuring a food truck rally, kids zone, Hispanic Heritage art exhibit and mini showcase events with previews of Bailey’s upcoming season.
  • Info: baileyhall.org


Photo by Mryna Suarez

Paul Simon

  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise
  • What: The songwriter goes on his farewell tour, singing legendary hits that made him a chart staple in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Info: thebbtcenter.com



Sunday, September 9

Beats and Art


Brazilian Beat

  • When: 6-11 p.m.
  • Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
  • What: The free event celebrates Brazilian independence with live music, dancers, samba drummers, cuisine and cocktails and street dancing.
  • Info: myboca.us


“Remember to React: 60 Years of Collecting”

  • When: Sept. 9-June 30; second phase opens Nov. 18
  • Where: NSU Art Museum, 1 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • What: Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the museum presents the first comprehensive installation of its collection, showcasing not only a narrative of the history of art but
    also the collection’s growth.
  • Info: nsuartmuseum.org



Bonus: Monday, Sept. 11

Honoring First Responders


Law Enforcement First Responders Appreciation Day

  • When: 5 p.m.
  • Where: Bokamper’s at 3115 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale
  • What: The third annual Bokamper’s appreciation day honors all that law enforcement members and first responders do to keep the public safe.
  • Members of law enforcement and first responders, their family and friends, and the public are invited to enjoy entertainment, Battle of the Beast Burger Challenge, raffles and more.
  • Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis and Fort Lauderdale Chief of Police Rick Maglione will be in attendance as well as police departments, fire departments, BSO Swat, Honor Guard, Coast Guard, Marine Patrol and other law enforcement officers from all over the country.
  • Plus, first responders enjoy a buy one, get one beer offer between 4-7 p.m. at all Bokamper’s locations in Fort Lauderdale, Miramar and Plantation.
  • Info: bokampers.com

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