There’s no party like a Thanksgiving Eve party, one of the more popular nights of the year to go out with family and friends. Here are 10 places to get in the spirit of the season Wednesday night.
POP THAT TURKEY
Nothing fills a South Floridian's heart with more warm holiday cheer than the knowledge that Two Live Crew is back together. Even if it’s “one night only.” Fresh Kid Ice, Brother Marquis and, the man himself, Uncle Luke, will perform at Liv nightclub (adding incalcuable luster to the history of the Fontainebleau resort) beginning at 11 p.m. Tickets: $40 women, $60 fellas. The Fontainebleau is at 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Info: 305-674-4680, LIVnightclub.com.
DRINK YOUR CASSEROLE!
World of Beer in West Palm Beach (101 N. Clematis St.) hosts a Tap Takeover by Oakland Park’s Funky Buddha Brewery, offering some of its favorites (Floridian, Hop Gun and No Crusts), along with beers with a seasonal piquancy (Sweet Potato Casserole and Blueberry Cobbler). Info: 561-833-3375, Facebook.com/WOBClematis.
The City of Boca Raton has its holiday tree-lighting festivities, with rides, snow, games, fireworks and the big guy in red from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the friendly confines of the Mizner Park Amphitheater (590 Plaza Real). Admission is free. Info: MyBoca.us.
You want the opposite of the warm and fuzzy holiday spirit? Bobby Slayton, who will refer to himself as the Pitbull of Comedy or Yid Vicious, is your man. Slayton does the Fort Lauderdale Improv at the Hard Rock at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. Info: 954-981-5653, FTL.Improv.com.
You can warm up for turkey at Tim Finnegan’s Irish Pub (2885 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach) with Martini and Mussels Madness, offering $5 martinis and $6 bowls of mussels from 8 to 11 p.m. There’s also the pub quiz (hosted by Gary Johnson), with prizes up for grabs. Info: 561-330-3153, TimFinnegansIrishPub.com.
EAT YOUR TURPHUKEN!
The Fest Before the Feast, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Funky Buddha Brewery (1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park), will have beers, yes, but also a fairly amazing spread put out by Box of Chacos. On the lengthy menu: Turphucken (chicken stuffed in a duck stuffed in a turkey with pork belly and Chinese ham sausage stuffing), curry-spiked sweet potato hash, and white chocolate-and-whiskey cherry bread pudding. Info: Facebook.com/FunkyBuddhaBrewery.
BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE
That baby blue tuxedo comes out of the closet Wednesday night for the 12th annual ‘80s Prom at Steam (30 NE 14th St., Miami), in the old Vagabond space. It’s a Sweat Records joint, so you know it will be extra radical. Info: SteamMiami.com.
Out-of-town guests might love seeing a movie in the former church known as Cinema Paradiso Fort Lauderdale (503 SE Sixth St.) or the intimate, beautifully remodeled storefront that is Cinema Paradiso Hollywood. Both theaters host an eclectic new film series beginning Wednesday night, screening the Terrence Malick-produced “The Better Angels,” the documentary “The Immortalists” and a Brazilian film, “The Way He Looks.” Tickets: $10, $8 seniors and students. Info: FLIFF.com.
The “sacred steel” sound of the Lee Boys is right at home with the theme of “peace on the earth, and good blues to men.” Get your fill at 8 p.m. at the Funky Biscuit (303 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton). Bobby Lee Rodgers and Juke also perform. Tickets are $15-$30. Info: FunkyBiscuit.com.
HE WEARS IT WELL
You can’t call South Florida home if you haven’t thrown back a couple of pints as Rod Stewart belts out the classics “Maggie May” and “You Wear It Well.” Of course our Rod Stewart is an eerie simulation, created by George Orr, but that’s the point. Orr performs at the Field Irish Pub (3281 Griffin Road , Dania Beach) beginning at 7 p.m. Admission free. Info: 954-964-5979, TheFieldFL.com.