Papa, meet Mama
you can bring your own.
Opened on Dec. 29, TopGolf is a popular entertainment venue, and while you can/ should make reservations at TopGolf.com, they do take walk-ins (weekdays are best). It’s open rain or shine.
Glick has seen people playing in flip-flops, others in high heels.
“We are super relaxed. We want to make TopGolf affordable and accessible for everyone,” she says. “You can come in here right after going to the beach, after a dinner party. You can come in here whenever you want, in whatever you want.”
TopGolf offers weekly camps for kids throughout the summer ($199, 9 a.m.-noon, lunch included) and lessons for older golfers with PGA-certified instructors.
Father’s Day weekend is the busiest time of year at TopGolf, thanks to a special rate that includes two hours of play for six guests and VIP check-in for $75-$140, but bays are selling out at TopGolf.com/ FathersDay. Another option is a TopGolf gift card, which gets you a $10 bonus when you buy $50.
Relief for those unable to make reservations is on the way in the form of TopGolf in Doral, which Glick says will open this summer.
The over under
Dads aren’t looking for crazy payback this weekend. I don’t ask for much. All I want for Father’s Day is a Seabreacher, the semi-submersible watercraft custom-built to look like a shark and rip over (and under) the water at 60 mph. Boca Raton- based Waterlife Ventures is offering rentals (starting at $105 for 15 minutes) at WaterLifeVentures.com, and you can look them over (they also come in dolphin and killer whale) at a display that is part of the free Father’s Day-themed Mizner Park Downtown Drive Car Show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Mizner Park, a benefit for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. Visit MiznerPark.com.
Screening at 7 p.m. Saturday at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale is “Vanishing Sail,” a 2015 documentary about the last wooden sailboat builder on the island of Carriacou, in the West Indies, who decides to craft one last sailing sloop to teach his sons a vanishing trade. Wooden Boat magazine calls it “a fascinating story of personal perseverance, ribald tales of smuggling at sea and the completion of the beautiful wooden sloop in a race against time to enter the thrilling Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.” Tickets cost $15. Visit ArtServe.org.
Free ‘Black Panther’
The cultural phenomenon that is “Black Panther” resonated with a record-setting audience for many reasons, including the age-old story of two protagonists struggling with the legacies of their fathers. I’ve seen it twice and could easily sit through it again when it screens for free at 8 p.m. Friday during Summer Movie Night on the XFINITY East Plaza at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. Chairs and blankets are encouraged, there will be food and beverages for purchase and free popcorn 7-7:30 p.m. and parking is free in the P2 Garage. Space is limited. RSVP: AAAarena.com/ events.
The new downtown Miami lounge Mama Tried, shares its name, of course, with the Merle Haggard classic. Other reasons for optimistic curiosity: They plan to play country music on Thursday nights (what?!); it’s a partnership of guys who created some of your other favorite places, Dan Binkiewicz (Purdy Lounge, Sweet Liberty, Blackbird Ordinary), Mauricio Lacayo (The Bend Liquor Lounge) and Domingo Murillo (Sidebar Miami); and another partner is Nathaniel Sandler, co-founder and head librarian of the nonprofit Bookleggers Mobile Library, who has placed a collection of books provocatively among the TVs, jukebox, pool table and (authentic) Pac-Mangame. This is where you want to use your Father’s Day hall pass this weekend. Visit MamaTriedMIA.com.
Jason Mewes, the profane, sexist punk half of Jay and Silent Bob, the duo introduced in Kevin Smith’s seminal 1994 indie film “Clerks,” is now the father of a 3-year-old daughter. Payback will be a mother. Currently the co-host, with Smith, of the long-running podcast “Jay & Silent Bob Get Old,” Mewes performs at 10 p.m. Friday at the Palm Beach Improv. Tickets cost $22, $45 VIP. Bracketing that show will be performances by comic-impressionist Frank Caliendo at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Caliendo tickets cost $30-$35. Visit PalmBeachImprov.com.
Hole in your schedule
The dad-themed 4-7 p.m. Sunday on the Waterfront music series at downtown West Palm Beach’s Meyer Amphitheatre (featuring the Rolling Stones tribute band U.S. Stones) will include, among an array of lawn games, a cornhole tournament with prizes such as tickets to Rapids Water Park, a July 21 concert by the Steve Miller Band at the Hard Rock in Hollywood and the Game of Thrones Live concert Sept. 22 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. Visit VisitWPB.com.