Here’s your Mofro
Scott Schneiderman, a Michigan native who has lived at New River Landing for two years, loves the mix of city and laid-back beach vibes. “The thing I like about downtown is it’s young and urban, and it’s easy to meet people. Everyone is from someplace else. I’ll go to the Himmarshee District to grab a beer and a burger. I like Tarpon Bend, and Public House has a great atmosphere. Another hidden gem is the Downtowner Saloon on the New River, which is 40 steps away. … That’s another one of the great things: I can walk everywhere.”
Rick Mijares, managing partner at the popular Las Olas tavern American Social, says: “Golf and wakeboarding. Both get me out of the office and help me unwind from a day at work. In the neighborhood of Sailboat Bend, there is a real chill bar that specializes in beer called Riverside Market. It is great if you want a low-key evening with friends away from the hustle and bustle.”
For Julian Siegel, proprietor of the Riverside Market and Café, favorite things to do are all over town: “Riding bicycles or boating through downtown with my wife and kids, enjoying every festival and activity that the city has to offer. We live downtown, and we love seeing the new development, from East Las Olas to FAT Village and everywhere in between.”
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Craft beer, home brews, fishing and music … That’s pretty much your life, right? Ales for Anglers is a “green” gathering on Saturday from 2:30 to 9 p.m. at Sunset Cove Amphitheater (12551 Glades Road, Boca Raton), highlighted by a performance by JJ Grey and Mofro at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35, $100 for a four-pack. All proceeds support the Snook and Gamefish Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting Florida fisheries. Info: AlesForAnglers.com.
Matt Damon’s zoo
Sorry, but when wedothe family thing, it’s just comforting to know there’s a bar nearby. The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society (1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach) will host a Friday night screening of the Matt Damon comedy-drama “We Bought a Zoo,” which goes on two hours after the zoo reopens at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $10, $9 members, $7/$6 for kids older than 3, and includes full zoo access and the movie. The screen will be set up in the Fountain Plaza, where guests can arrange blankets, cushions or low-rise beach chairs. Popcorn, snacks, refreshments will be for
More Zac Brown
Such has been the response to the Zac Brown Band show on May 31 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre that the band has added a second show on June 1. Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves (“Follow Your Arrow”) will open both shows. Tickets ($25.50-$73.50) go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at LiveNation.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets for the May 31 show are still available.
Sorry, Mr. Seagal
OK, when we got wind of the Steven Seagal and Thunderbox tour coming to Hard Rock Live, we assumed it was some kind of MMAthing. Clearly, we have not been paying attention, as it was pointed out that not only has the big-screen tough guy been playing guitar forever, his bluesy 2005 debut album, “Songs From the Crystal Cave,” includes a harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder. THAT Stevie Wonder. Seagal will be at Hard Rock Live to educate me on June 16, with tickets
The Spam Allstars, one of the stars of the new documentary “Miami Boheme,” will perform at 11 Friday night in a new spot, Havana 1957 Brickell (1451 S. Miami Ave., Miami). The Allstars play with a heavy heart this week, with flute player Mercedes having lost her husband to leukemia. The band has set up a donation site to help Mercedes and her daughter move forward. More info at SpamAllstars.com.
Singer and reality TV star Tamar Braxton will kick off her national Love and War Tour at the Fillmore Miami Beach on May 16. Tickets ($29, $38) go on sale10 a.m. Friday at the box office, LiveNation.com and all Ticketmaster outlets at 800-745-3000. Toni’s sister, the star of WE TV’s “Braxton Family Values” and its “Tamar and Vince” spinoff, as well as the syndicated talk show “The Real,” will hit the road in support of her R&B album and a relationship book, both titled “Love and War.”