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 p.m. Friday, a benefit for the Tri-County Animal Rescue’s emergency medical fund. The pet-friendly 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. Visit Facebook.com/LittlePawsOfLove.
Bark at the Park returns to Marlins Park on Saturday for the Marlins’ 4:10 p.m. game against the first-place Philadelphia Phillies, when you can watch the game with your dog with like-minded souls in the Vista Level and know that a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Broward County. Visit Facebook.com/BrowardHumane.
The pet-friendly Summer Dog Daze BBQ 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. Visit Facebook.com/JWakefieldBeer.
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, Facebook.com/BlessedPawsAnimalRescue.
Originally scheduled to take place Sunday, the second Brunch for Pups at Copper Blues at CityPlace in West Palm Beach, a benefit for the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, will take place 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 22. The pet-friendly event, co-sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Co., includes a dog costume contest (1 p.m.), music from DJ JayR, complimentary dog wash, house-made dog treats and raffles to benefit Peggy Adams. Visit Facebook.com/CopperBluesWPB.
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. Visit Facebook.com/PeggyAdamsARL.
World of Beer in Coconut Creek celebrates eight years of keg tapping on Saturday with an 11 a.m.-2 a.m. street party featuring prized beers from around the state and live music from Jerriko and Polaroid (Facebook.com/WOBCoconutCreek) … Due South Brewing in Boynton Beach hosts its second Ice Cream Social noon-11 p.m. Saturday, a showcase for ice cream-inspired beers including Mint Chocolate Chip Porter, Cookies and Cream Porter and Neapolitan Milk Stout, available as a flight or a la carte in 5-ounce tasters beginning at noon. Savoury Eats Kitchen will be on site and Hawaiian Robbin will have cones, Italian ice and snowballs 1-5 p.m. (Facebook.com/DueSouthBrewing) … 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 (Facebook.com/InvasiveSpeciesBrewing) … Tickets to the Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach on July 21 cost $45 (basic general-admission) before prices go up on Sunday (PalmBeachSummerBeerFest.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).
So South Florida
It’s not Moscow or Paris or Zagreb, but it’ll be hard to match Sunday’s World Cup watch party at the Haulover Sandbar, where Miami advertising company Ballyhoo will anchor a 58-foot boat topped by a 46-foot screen to show the France-Croatia match, which begins at 11 a.m. And after the game, you’ve never seen the FIFA Soccer video game played like this. Visit Facebook.com/BallyhooBoats.
A new scene
An acquaintance who lives in another city calls Dania Beach one of Broward County’s up-and-coming scenes. Who knew? The creative folks at Indie Craft Bazaar knew, and they have organized the monthly Dania After Dark series, which returns at a site next to city hall 5-10 p.m. Saturday after drawing a couple of thousand folks to last month’s debut. It includes more than 40 pop-up shops, food trucks, drinks and live music, ranging from Whipping Post to the esteemed Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Band, which recently won the prestigious Essentially Ellington high-school band competition at New York’s Lincoln Center. Admission and parking are free. Visit Facebook.com/IndieCraftBazaar.
Always one of the season’s most anticipated gatherings is RedEye, hosted by the downtown Fort Lauderdale nonprofit ArtServe 6 p.m. Saturday. It will attract a cool crowd with underground art and music (headliners include Audio Crisis, Super Gold, Deep Seas, Joey Sexton, Big Sounds Better and the C*** Monsters), local and national short films, virtual-reality experiences, live painting, food and four bars. Parking is free across the street at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, $6 at the War Memorial Auditorium. Tickets cost $15, $25 for two. Visit ArtSevre.org.
Flip out in Boca
The Boca Burger Battle returns to Boca Raton’s Sanborn Square Park on Saturday with the region’s top beef flippers putting their reputations on the line for your eating pleasure. The event will be emceed by “Paul Castronovo Show” wise 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 (PropelYourFuture.org). Hours are 7-10 p.m., 6 p.m. for VIP. Visit BocaBurgerBattle.com.
Unless there is divine intervention, which cannot be ruled out, as God loves the Internationally World Famous Treasure Trove, the 11th annual Treasure Trove Fishing Tournament on Saturday, July 21, will be the last. The Trove has been asked to make way for “progress” on Fort Lauderdale beach, where future residents someday will yearn for a cold one in the kind of inexpensive, unpretentious hangout that will no longer exist. As always, the tournament is free to enter and is followed by a free afternoon fish fry open to anyone who wanders by. Who does that anymore? For information email email@example.com.
Land of the three
West Palm Beach’s young folk-singing triplets the Lubben Brothers, seen at the South Florida Fair or other festivals around South Florida, bring their seamless vocals and eclectic musicianship to a new setting beginning this weekend as part of the cast of “Woody Guthrie's American Song,” opening Friday at Palm Beach Dramaworks in downtown West Palm Beach. Visit PalmBeachDramaworks.org. The brothers, part of an eponymous band that includes their wives, also are about to start releasing music from a new EP. Visit TheLubbenBrothers.com.
Cameron Crowe’s love letter to rock ’n’ roll (and his own youth), “Almost Famous” is Saturday night’s midnightish movie at Coral Gables Art Cinema, part of its weekly After Hours series. The film about a sheltered teenager who worms his way into an assignment writing for Rolling Stone is a showcase for several fine actors at the top of their game, including Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The film screens at 11:45 p.m. and tickets cost $8. Visit GablesCinema.com.
Out of ‘Office’
Kate Flannery, who gave “The Office” an elusive je ne sais quoi as Meredith Palmer (“like my mom always says, talk classy, act nasty”), will be one of the many celebrity guests at Florida Supercon at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale this weekend. You can take a selfie ($40) with Flannery at her booth during the celebrity meet-and-greet session 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday. She’ll also step away for a solo question-and-answer gathering 4-4:50 p.m. Friday, and has professional photo opportunities each day. Supercon tickets, sold online only, cost $35 Friday, $50 Saturday and $40 Sunday. For more information, visit FloridaSupercon.com.
A sort of rolling Supercon that Meredith would have been all over, the Heroes vs. Villains Cycle Party InstaTour is an 11 a.m. Sunday cosplay-themed brunch-and-drinks tour of Wynwood on Cycle Party's 15-person, pedal-powered bikes. Tickets cost $55 for brunch and the tour, $70 for brunch, drinks and the tour. Visit Facebook.com/CyclePartyUSA.
Tarpon River Brewing in downtown Fort Lauderdale hosts Monday-night bike rides through the end of the month, with pedals up at 8:30 p.m. and $6 flights and flatbreads until closing at 11 p.m. Visit TarponRiverBrewing.com.
Sunday in America
A poignant story of immigrant lives being lived day by day in America, “En el Séptimo Dia” on Friday begins screening at the Tower Theater in Miami (TowerTheaterMiami.com) and the Miami Beach Cinematheque (MBCinema.com). The Los Angeles Times’ Kenneth Turan wrote of filmmaker John McKay’s beautifully restrained work: “As we hang on the film’s plot twists, we also quietly absorb its points about the power of community and the purposeful determination of immigrants to create better lives for their families, not as special pleading but as something powerful and convincing.”
Not in Kansas
Miami’s Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday will screen a remastered version of “The Wizard of Oz” accompanied by a live orchestra. Screenings are at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets cost $35, $45, $65 and $85 at ArshtCenter.org.
Eric Garcia of JUke puts on his dirty-blues Uncle Scotchy disguise 7 p.m. Friday at Lagniappe in Miami and 9 p.m. Sunday at Blackbird Ordinary (Facebook.com/UncleScotchyOMB) … Shauna Sweeney’s alt-rock project Young Trees plays the Friday Night Soundwaves series (FridayNightSoundwaves.com) on Fort Lauderdale Beach 6-9 p.m. Friday (Facebook.com/ShaunaSweeneyMusic) … Stall 4 unleashes the best of ‘80s rock at the Starlight Musicals in Fort Lauderdale’s Holiday Park 7-10 p.m. Friday (Facebook.com/Stall4) … The sweet songwriting of Spider Cherry fills Mathews Brewing Co. in Lake Worth 8 p.m. Friday (SpiderCherry.com) … Spred the Dub brings ska-spiked madness to Avant in Delray Beach 8:30p.m. Friday (SpredTheDub.com) … The Livesays (3-6 p.m.) and Big Rock Band (7-10 p.m.) play Rock the Dock 2018 at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday (ShootersWaterfront.com) … The funky rock-reggae of Palm Beach Gardens’ Jahzilla is the soundtrack 6-10 p.m. Saturday at Sons & Daughters Farm and Winery in Lake Worth (Jahzilla.com) … Pembroke Pines rapper Sam Stan will be featured during the Next Door Summer Series 10 p.m. Saturday at Next Door at C&I in Fort Lauderdale’s FAT Village (Soundcloud.com/SamStanMusic) … Brothers of Others share fraternity at Bar Nancy in Little Havana 10 p.m. Saturday (BrothersOfOthers.com) … Lake Worth’s Psychic Ghost offers jazzy psych-rock jams during Ray's Downtown night at Voltaire in West Palm Beach 8 p.m. Sunday (PsychicGhostMusic.com).