Tacos & Cocktails, Comedy, Chihuly: Here's Your Weekend Event Roundup

The weekend is finally here! From a Taco Takeover to a brilliant glass art installation from a world-renowned sculptor, there's plenty for everyone to do this weekend in South Florida.

Tacos and Cocktails

You don’t have to wait for Taco Tuesdays to enjoy a good Mexican dish and margarita. Tacos are taking over Soho Studios in Wynwood this weekend for Thrillit’s “The Cuervo Tradicional Taco Takeover and Cocktail Competition.” More than 10 chefs will be serving up their best taco dishes, and it’s your job to pick the winner. The event also includes sampling of traditional cocktails, Mexican-style beer, live music, and games. Click here for more info.


One of Miami’s favorite bands, ¡Mayday!, is celebrating the completion of their latest body work, “South of 5th.” The Strange Music recording artists are hosting an album release party at Blackbird Ordinary in Brickell on Saturday. The album is already sitting atop of the Reggae charts on iTunes, so the group has more than one reason to celebrate. If you want to celebrate their success with them, click here for more info.

Getting around South Florida can be annoying at times, but this is one way to avoid all the street lights and arrive in style.

The Colorful World of Chihuly

Want to soak in some art this weekend? The world-renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly is bringing his “Macchia” installation, made in 1981, to the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts in Dania Beach. The series features illuminating glass bowls of all hues and textures. Chihuly created a unique process that allowed him to contrast the interior and exterior colors of the bowls without blending them together. Click here for more info.

"Gay & Lesbian Walking Tour" in South Beach

Evert second Saturday of the month through November, the Miami Design Preservation League leads a “Gay & Lesbian Walking Tour” through South Beach. The 90-minute excursion offers a broad overview of the city’s diverse cultural and sexual history. The tour also points out current hotspots for the LGBTQ community. The begins at the Art Deco Welcome Center at 11 a.m. Click here for more details.

Laugh with Drew Lynch

Drew Lynch was a once an aspiring actor living in Los Angeles, but that all changed after a trip to a softball game. Lynch was hit by a ball, which left him with a stutter. He made his television debut on “America’s Got Talent” and used that curveball that life threw him to catapult his comedic career. Drew incorporates the social hardships of dealing with his newly found-speech impediment into his act. He’s taking over the Palm Beach Improv this weekend. Click here for more.

Stacy Ritter from the Fort Lauderdale Covention and Visitors Bureau and Jessica Savage, VP of marketing and public relations for Crave GFL, join Jen and Johanna to tell you about all the amazing things to do this month at hotels and spas across the area.
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