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Jun 10, 2021 at 2:52 PM
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Tickets go on sale June 15 to see Grave Digger’s return to the BB&T Center in Sunrise with the 2021 Monster Jam tour on Aug. 7-8. (Feld Entertainment)
Dads are like the lawn. Tend to us a little and we’re fine. Or don’t, and we’re still fine. Sometimes we start to look dry and patchy, maybe even a little dead, but the wet season rolls around (also known as football season) and we come back.
Once a year it’s good to fertilize. This is that time of year. Here are some ideas on things you can buy now and spread next weekend, on Father’s Day. A lot of it is in liquid form. Don’t worry about manure — we’re full of that.
You’d win Father’s Day in my house (not hinting, just saying) with Dave Chappelle tickets. The uncompromising comedian, screenwriter and producer is doing three nights at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Aug. 6-8, with tickets ($390, $290, $215, $165 and $115) on sale 10 a.m. Friday at MyHRL.com. A venue presale began 10 a.m. Thursday through the Hard Rock Facebook and Twitter pages.
Meanwhile, Jim Jefferies will bring the Moist Tour to the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale on Oct. 9, with tickets ($39.75+) on sale at BrowardCenter.org. And Patton Oswalt will perform at Parker Playhouse on Dec. 27, with tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday at ParkerPlayhouse.com.
Prog rocker in the house? King Crimson, one of the most inventive bands of its time (Robert Fripp, best guitarist alive? Discuss.), is coming to Old School Square in downtown Delray Beach on July 23, with tickets on sale at noon Friday at AXS.com. Tickets will be sold in pods of four closest to the stage and another 1,200 individual seats on the lawn behind the pod zone. Visit OldSchoolSquare.com.
Another guitar king on his way to South Florida is Lindsay Buckingham, performing Sept. 30 at Parker Playhouse. Tickets ($37.50+) go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at ParkerPlayhouse.com.
Lingering COVID and supply-chain concerns prompted organizers of the vinyl-record hootenanny known as Record Store Day to have two drops of special releases in 2021, one Saturday and one July 17. More than a dozen South Florida record stores are taking part, including Sweat Records and Technique Records in Miami, Radio-Active Records in Fort Lauderdale, We Got the Beats in Oakland Park and Lauderhill, and Rust and Wax in West Palm Beach. Among new vinyl releases I’m looking for are live albums by the Ramones, Charlie Parker, Aretha Franklin and the Allman Brothers, in Duane Allman’s final concert before his death. Visit RecordStoreDay.com.
Some dads are more refined than others, and the on-site shop at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale has a range of items that might appeal to that cultured guy in your house. Like the wooden flask (stainless steel inside, natural wood outside) etched with an anchor and the words “Down the hatch.” Or a similar flask layered with a gold skull. Each costs $32 and is in stock at the shop off the lobby. Visit NSUArtMuseum.org.
From NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, a gift for the cultured dad, an artfully tricked-out flask. (NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale)
On Thursday (June 10), the Miami Marlins put single-game tickets on sale for the rest of the season, including series at loanDepot Park against such top teams as the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres. Also available are games with various bobblehead giveaways (Kevin Millar on Saturday, Sandy Alcantara on June 26, Miguel Rojas on July 10), the return of Bark at the Park, Beerfest days and more. Visit Marlins.com/tickets.
The Miami Marlins will give away Sandy Alcantara bobbleheads on June 26 at loanDepot Park. (Joseph Guzy/Miami Marlins)
You don’t know what beer he drinks — heck, he doesn’t know what beer he drinks. NOBO Brewing in Boynton Beach is not alone among local breweries offering gift cards for future beer. You can schedule to have it sent digitally on Father’s Day with a witty note attached. Visit NOBOBrewing.com.
One of the signatures of Crumbl Cookies, which opened its third South Florida location in Davie’s Tower Shops (2272 S. University Drive) about six weeks ago, is the youthful, Instagrammy vibe, from the bright, colorful shops themselves (occupied by a relentlessly cheerful staff) to the bright pink six-pack boxes they come in (why would you order less than six?). But these are definitely thick, rich, man-size gourmet cookies. The menu changes weekly, but they’ve all been very good. All of them. Crumbl has shops in Coral Springs (6071 Coral Ridge Drive) and Pembroke Pines (15999 Pines Blvd.). On weekends, they’re open until midnight Friday and Saturday (closed Sunday). Visit CrumblCookies.com.
Crumbl Cookies, with three stores in South Florida, offers Instagram-friendly sweets in a box. (Ben Crandell)
He likes that old-time rock ‘n’ roll (it soothes his soul). Revolution Live in downtown Fort Lauderdale this week unveiled a special $30 pass for entry to all shows on its summer tribute band series that kicks off Saturday with Led Zep (members of In the Light of Led Zeppelin) and Sunday with Crazy Fingers (Grateful Dead tribute). Others include Hairdaze (’80s rock, June 19), Best of Both Worlds (Van Halen, June 26), Nirvanna (Nirvana, July 10), Audioecho (Chris Cornell, July 17), Roll the Stones (Rolling Stones, July 24), Take This to Your Grave (July 31, emo/punk pop). As more bands are added to the series, the pass will be good for those shows as well. Visit JoinTheRevolution.net.
He likes big trucks (and he cannot lie). How about tickets to Monster Jam? The high-octane tour — featuring Grave Digger, Megalodon and the Scooby Doo truck — is returning to a full-capacity BB&T Center in Sunrise for two days Aug. 7-8. Tickets go on sale June 15, starting at $25, at Ticketmaster.com. Sign up to get in on the presale at MonsterJam.com.
The Florida Panthers celebrated their 2021 playoffs appearance with the Rat Shirt. (Florida Panthers)
The Florida Panthers‘ entertaining playoff performance produced an instant folk hero in 20-year-old goalie Spencer Knight. No fools, the Panthers already have a jersey-style No. 30 Knight T-shirt available ($36) as well as a cool playoff-themed Rat Shirt ($25). Rat? Dad will know what it means. My order this week says to expect delivery “within 3-7 business days.” Visit FlaTeamShop.com.
Sunny Side Up Market returns to downtown Fort Lauderdale’s MASS District (844 NE Fourth Ave.) 4-8 p.m. Saturday with more than 80 vendors, food and drink, music and keto cheesecake in a jar from V’s Cakes. Something for everyone. Visit Facebook.com/sunnysideupmarketBGN.
NOTE: If you are looking for ideas about places to take Dad on Father’s Day Weekend, I will go on record as open to any of the suggestions below. But, again, I am the lawn. My kids walk all over me.
Spiritual adviser John Fitzpatrick surrounded by bottles of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, and holding Pappy 25, at Warren American Whiskey Kitchen in Delray Beach. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Looking ahead to next weekend, there’s no time like Father’s Day to visit the new Delray Beach restaurant Warren American Whiskey Kitchen and its collection of rare whiskey, including Pappy 25 bourbon, the “unicorn’s daddy” that goes for $2,000 per 2-ounce shot. But they have many more reasonably priced whiskeys to sip, some bottles for sale, and also offer memberships to the Warren Cocktail Club, which includes special whiskey events and discounts. Visit WarrenDelray.com.
The Prohibition Burger at Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar (at all eight locations) has Dad written all over it. The Tap 42 restaurant in Davie (2266 S. University Drive) is managed by one of the great dads of all time, Mark Hunter, who memorialized his kids’ love of “Baby Shark” (and his love of diving) in a “Daddy Shark” tattoo. Ask him if you can check it out. Visit Tap42.com.
Mark Hunter, manager at Tap 42 Kitchen & Bar in Davie, has a tatto that acknowledges his kids’ love of the song “Baby Shark” (and his own love of diving). (Ben Crandell)
The popular free picnic series called Starlight Musicals returns to downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Holiday Park on June 11 (Jimmy Buffett-oriented music by Caribbean Chillers). On Father’s Day Weekend, Friday also happens to be International Picnic Day, and Starlight Musicals will feature Motown Magic. Visit FortLauderdale.gov/starlight.
Reserve a table now for the eighth anniversary party at Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park June 18-20, featuring a variety of events and beer releases, and a four-course brunch on Father’s Day. FunkyBuddhaBrewery.com.
Be late for brunch on Sunday so you can catch a waterside set by local soul-rocker Mark Zaden (the Weedline) at the bouyant Nauti Dawg Marina Café in Lighthouse Point 5-9 p.m. June 20. Visit NautiDawg.com.
In Miami, Fantasy Theatre Factory (at the new Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6103 NW Seventh Ave., in Little Haiti) on June 19 at2 p.m. will premiere “Dear Dad – An Exploration of Fatherhood,” dramatic readings by local actors of 12 monologues written by playwrights from across the United States. The obvious appeal comes from the word “monologue.” Fatherhood is definitely a dialogue in my house. Tickets cost $5. Visit FTFShows.com.
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