Snow, ice hockey and ‘Here Comes the Sun’
I have to say, 2018 was not a year to remember fondly. I accept most of the blame. Clearly change is called for. I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but I think I will use this weekend to set the stage for living a more self-actualized existence. Here’s my plan …
Do more sledding: On Sunday the Hilton West Palm Beach hosts its inaugural Snow Place Like Hilton, with a snow-covered hill, sleds, soups and sandwiches, chocolate-dipped churros, hot chocolate, hot apple cider and coffee (all available in spiked versions, too), beer and cocktails. Open to the public, family sledding times are 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with adults-only sledding 5-8 p.m. Visit: Facebook.com/HiltonWestPalmBeach.
Drink more beer according to their names: Southern Get daily updates on South Florida entertainment and things to do at South Florida.com and on Twitter at @Ben Crandell California’s Stone Brewing recently released a deliciously pine-y IPA called Sanctimonious. My Total Wine was out of it this week, but said more would be coming in. We should be able to find it at Whole Foods, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits and elsewhere in South Florida. Visit StoneBrewing.com.
Think more about nature: I do try to ponder the fate of insects and birds, and by extension, humans. At 6:30 p.m. Friday at Books & Books in Coral Gables, artist and educator (and former Miami resident) Alberto Rey will talk about “Extinct Birds Project,” a catalog, in prose and artfully rendered images, of 17 birds that have vanished from the face of the Earth. Jennifer Ackerman, author of the best seller “The Genius of Birds,” calls Rey’s photographs and paintings “so full of feeling they take your breath away. This is a book to keep around and to give to others, to remind us all of the disappearance of beloved bird species occurring all around us.” Visit BooksAndBooks.com, ExtinctBirdsProject.com.
See a show at the Arts Garage: Great spot near Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue, one of the hottest scenes in South Florida. And it’s been too long since my last
You’ll find dog-friendly beaches up and down the South Florida coast, including the one steps away from the World Famous Parrot Lounge in Fort Lauderdale, which hosts the Doggie Happy Hour benefit on Friday.