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Top South Florida drinking events: Ping-Pong, PB&J and FemAle Brew Fest

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Burger Battle IX (a burger-eating competition paired with cocktails, wine and beer), 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Huizenga Plaza, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale; $45-$125 via, includes live music; and Facebook event page

Band Together: #MSDStrong Benefit Concert (a night of music and drinks to benefit the Stoneman Douglas Victims Fund), 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, at American Rock Bar and Grill, 1600 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach; $10, includes members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Alumni Association; 954-757-7625 or Facebook event page

Holy Mackerel Grand Anniversary Festival (a birthday bash featuring all-you-can-drink beer and food trucks), 1-9 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers, 3260 NW 23rd Ave., Suite 400, Pompano Beach; $5 per beer, $35-$40 for unlimited pours via; 954-532-0196 or and Facebook event page

FemAle Brew Fest 2018 (a festival celebrating the local ladies of craft beer), 2-8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Huizenga Plaza, 32 Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; $45-$95 via; and Facebook event page

Ping-Pong Tournament (a Miami Open-inspired table-tennis event paired with beer), 2-10 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Veza Sur Brewing Co., 55 NW 25th St., Miami; free, and contestants wearing tennis outfits will receive a free drink; 786-362-6300 or and Facebook event page

Second annual BAM! Beer and Music Backyard Festival (a music and craft beer-themed bash), 8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay; $25, with food trucks and music by Ils Sont Partis and Electric Piquete; 786-573-5300 or

Don't Be Jelly PB&J Eating Competition (a sandwich-eating competition paired with Lincoln’s Beard ale), 3-6 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Company, 7360 SW 41st St., Miami; free, and contestants will compete with PB&J-themed costumes, character backstories and songs; 305-912-7390 or and Facebook event page

Khoffner Spring Fest (a spring beer festival featuring live music, raffles and food trucks), 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, March 30, at Khoffner Brewery USA, 1110 NE Eighth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; free 954-614-2746 or and Facebook event page

Buddah Gets Cray (a coloring and craft-beer pairing marking National Crayon Day), 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Funky Buddha Brewery, 1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park; free, includes coloring packet and crayons; 954-440-0046 or and Facebook event page

Cocktails for Humanity (tips from beer, wine and cocktails benefit Ghost Light Society), 6-11 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at General Provision, 525 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-361-1995 or Facebook event page

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