Dog days and beer nights

Sun Sentinel Broward Edition - Showtime - Broward - - THE GO GUIDE - Ben Cran­dell

These are the dog days, of­fer­ing nei­ther the frisk­i­ness of a new sum­mer nor the hang­dog dis­po­si­tion of a dwin­dling break from school. Per­haps the per­fect time for a public dis­play of af­fec­tion with your four-legged friend there. Or a friend to be.

Hoot­ers of Boca Ra­ton will host its third an­nual Pooches on the Pa­tio happy hour 5:30-7:30 tonight, a ben­e­fit for the Tri-County An­i­mal Res­cue’s emer­gency med­i­cal fund. The pet­friendly event fea­tures live mu­sic, raf­fles, adopt­able dogs and photo ops with the Chase El­liott’s No. 9 Hoot­ers Chevy Ca­maro XL1. Tick­ets cost $10 and in­clude one do­mes­tic draft beer and light ap­pe­tiz­ers, in­clud­ing wings. Bring two friends and your ticket is free. Visit TriCoun­tyAn­i­malRes­cue.com.

The South Florida non­profit Lit­tle Paws of Love will ben­e­fit from pro­ceeds at Pup­pyPalooza, a fundraiser and adop­tion event be­gin­ning noon Satur­day at the Frog Lounge in Delray Beach. A $10 do­na­tion gets you a drink and a raf­fle ticket.

The pet-friendly Sum­mer Dog Daze Bar­be­cue Se­ries re­turns to J. Wake­field Brew­ing in Mi­ami 2-7 p.m. Satur­day, with beer spe­cials, con­tests, give­aways, El Jefe and Pop Starz food trucks, pop­si­cles from Serendip­ity Cream­ery, mu­sic from DJ Jay and dog-friendly splash pools. On July 29, J. Wake­field will host a pet photo shoot fundraiser for the Hu­mane So­ci­ety of Greater Mi­ami.

On Sun­day, the bustling 500 block of Clema­tis in down­town West Palm Beach will be the set­ting for Bark + Brunch, an adop­tion event for Blessed Paws An­i­mal Res­cue in Lake Worth. Dog-friendly din­ing venues such as Kapow! Hul­la­baloo, O’Shea’s Ir­ish Pub, Lost Week­end and Sub­cul­ture Cof­fee will of­fer brunch be­gin­ning at 11 a.m., and the block will then be filled with ven­dors, pools, dog treats, mu­sic by the Blues Cru­saders and the Char­ity Bikini Dog Wash. Visit Sub-Cul­ture.org/ events/ bark-brunch

And not to play fa­vorites, but on July 21, the Peggy Adams An­i­mal Res­cue League will host Kit­ten Con, an adop­tion event that of­fers kit­tens less than 5 months old for $75 and, sadly, a name-your-own-price deal on more ma­ture cats. Beach hosts its sec­ond a show­case for ice cream-in­spired beers, noon-11 p.m. Satur­day. Savoury Eats Kitchen will be on site and Hawai­ian Rob­bin will have cones, Ital­ian ice and snow­balls 1-5 p.m. … In­va­sive Species Brew­ing in Fort Laud­erdale cel­e­brates its first an­niver­sary 2 p.m. Satur­day with new beers, food from Hot & Soul, mu­sic from Ben Katz­man’s DeGreaser and Datenight, and the oblig­a­tory live rep­tile show … Tick­ets to the Palm Beach Sum­mer Beer Fest at the South Florida Fair­grounds in West Palm Beach on July 21 cost $45 (basic gen­er­al­ad­mis­sion) be­fore prices go up on Sun­day ( PalmBeachSum­merBeer Fest.com). But you can get half-off tick­ets when Kevin Rol­ston of WRMF’s “KVJ Show” hosts a Beer Fest pre-party at Mathews Brew­ing Co. in Lake Worth 4-6 p.m. Satur­day (MathewsBrew­ingCom­pany.com). guy Rob Calvert, who knows his way around a burger. Ad­vance gen­eral-ad­mis­sion tick­ets cost $50 and come with un­lim­ited sam­pling of burg­ers, beer, wine and spir­its. A por­tion of the pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the ed­u­ca­tion and men­tor­ing non­profit PRO­PEL ( Pro­pelYour Fu­ture.org). Hours are 7-10 p.m., 6 p.m. for VIP. Visit Bo­caBurg­erBat­tle.com. a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sun­day. She’ll also step away for a solo ques­tion-and-an­swer gath­er­ing 4-4:50 p.m. to­day, and has pro­fes­sional photo op­por­tu­ni­ties each day. Su­per­con tick­ets, sold on­line only, cost $35 to­day, $50 Satur­day and $40 Sun­day. Visit Flori­daSu­per­con.com.

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Mem­bers of the Dil­lard Cen­ter for the Arts Jazz Ensem­ble, which just won an­other Es­sen­tially Elling­ton com­pe­ti­tion, will per­form Satur­day at Da­nia Af­ter Dark.

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