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This weekend: SantaCon, 'Elf' and Indie Craft Bazaar

With weekend boat parades from Miami to Lantana, including the big kahuna in Fort Lauderdale Saturday night (with grand marshal Huey Lewis), Christmas is so close you can taste it. But it really isn’t the holiday season until you do actually taste it, with those time-honored South Florida traditions:...

  • Video: Dune restaurant opens on Fort Lauderdale beach

    Video: Dune restaurant opens on Fort Lauderdale beach

    Fort Lauderdale’s newest hot restaurant is the aptly-named Dune, a casual contemporary eatery on the sands of Fort Lauderdale beach between Sunrise and Oakland Park boulevards. Located in the new Auberge Beach Residences and Spa, the indoor-outdoor restaurant is the latest property from the Napa...

  • How to get free Starbucks coffee or tea everyday in January

    How to get free Starbucks coffee or tea everyday in January

    Get free Starbucks coffee and tea in January with purchase of a 2019 Coffee & Tea Refill Tumbler. This would make a fantastic gift for coffee lovers on your list.   Buy the limited-edition 16-ounce tumbler for $40 and bring it into to shops on Jan. 1-31 for a daily refill of coffee or tea.  Assuming...

  • Comfort food overload at Metro Diner in Pembroke Pines

    Comfort food overload at Metro Diner in Pembroke Pines

    Metro Diner in Pembroke Pines piles on indulgent dishes such as chicken pot pie, meatloaf and fried chicken.

  • III Points festival releases single-day tickets, daily lineups

    III Points festival releases single-day tickets, daily lineups

    The III Points music festival, returning to Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood Feb. 15-17, on Tuesday released its daily music lineup and single-day tickets. Ticket prices are: $68 for single-day general admission, $125 for single-day VIP. Three-day passes are available for $205 for general admission,...

  • Ticket alert: Tony Bennett croons his way into Miami

    Ticket alert: Tony Bennett croons his way into Miami

    The Great American Songbook has no greater living friend than Tony Bennett. You can see for yourself when the cool crooner performs in concert March 21 at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. But you can buy the tickets starting Dec. 14 at noon. If you’re an Arsht Center Culturist...

  • Ticket alert: New Order at Fillmore Miami Beach

    Ticket alert: New Order at Fillmore Miami Beach

    Post-punk dance-club icons New Order are returning to South Florida for a one-off concert on Jan. 12 at the Fillmore Miami Beach. General-admission tickets will cost $79.50 in advance and will go on sale 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at LiveNation.com, by calling 800-745-3000 and at the Fillmore...

  • Judas Priest to open U.S. Firepower 2019 tour at Hard Rock

    Judas Priest to open U.S. Firepower 2019 tour at Hard Rock

    Heavy-metal veterans Judas Priest will kick off a tour supporting the album “Firepower” at the Hard Rock Event Center in Hollywood on May 3. Prog-rock titans Uriah Heep will open the show. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at MyHRL.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, including...

  • Dane Cook at the Hard Rock: Here's the presale password

    Dane Cook at the Hard Rock: Here's the presale password

    Comedian Dane Cook is bringing his Tell It Like It Is Tour to the Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood on Sept. 28. Tickets will cost $115, $95, $75 and $55, and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at MyHRL.com, all Ticketmaster outlets including Ticketmaster.com...

  • Michelle Obama book tour coming to BB&T Center

    Michelle Obama book tour coming to BB&T Center

    Former first lady Michelle Obama will bring the tour supporting her best-selling book “Becoming” to the BB&T Center in Sunrise on May 10. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at BecomingMichelleObama.com. Prices range from $29.50 to $179.50 (plus taxes/fees). A presale...

  • Review: Betty Buckley attempts to freshen up 'Hello, Dolly!'

    Review: Betty Buckley attempts to freshen up 'Hello, Dolly!'

    The Broadway chestnut is running Dec. 11-16 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.

  • BOGO free tickets to see 'Instant Family' at Regal theaters starting Friday

    BOGO free tickets to see 'Instant Family' at Regal theaters starting Friday

    Get buy-one-get-one-free tickets to see the heartwarming "Instant Family," at Regal Cinemas starting Friday. Regal Crown Club members can get the deal on Dec. 7-13 by showing a membership card or phone number at the box office when buying tickets to see the new family-friendly holiday movie. Not...

  • Light Festival to bring Chinese lanterns, dragons to Miami

    Light Festival to bring Chinese lanterns, dragons to Miami

    The Lantern Light Festival is coming to South Florida for the holiday season. The festival is a seven-week celebration of Chinese culture featuring massive custom-built lanterns, performances and food. Each Chinese lantern is handmade from hundreds of pieces of silky cloth, according to the festival...

  • Ditch the screens and put in some face time this holiday season

    Ditch the screens and put in some face time this holiday season

    Americans check their phones, on average, once every 12 minutes and up to 80 times a day, according to research study recently reported by the “New York Post.” That’s a whole lot of Facebooking and phone looking. So parents must wonder what sort of example we’re setting for our children. How can...

  • 'The Mule' review: Clint Eastwood stuck in neutral as Mexican cartel’s best friend

    'The Mule' review: Clint Eastwood stuck in neutral as Mexican cartel’s best friend

    Mules are stubborn. Producer, director and star Clint Eastwood no doubt relished the double meaning in the title of his latest film, “The Mule.” The heavily fictionalized drug courier Eastwood plays here wants no part of today’s world of snowflakes and sensitivities and multiracial realities. Nor...

  • 10 best movies of 2018

    10 best movies of 2018

    The year 2018 wasn’t like any I’ve ever experienced as a critic or as a civilian. A larger, unceasing, threatening real-time documentary seemed to be going on all around us. (1968 was like this, too, but I was 7, and more interested in “Laugh-In.”) Whomever you voted for in the 2016 presidential...

  • 'Becoming Astrid' review: How a young writer's private life fueled the fearless Pippi Longstocking

    'Becoming Astrid' review: How a young writer's private life fueled the fearless Pippi Longstocking

    With some screen biographies, you go in pre-disposed to like the film because you’re hot for the music (“Bohemian Rhapsody”), or you admire the subject’s political brinksmanship (“Darkest Hour”). Or maybe you grew up adoring the books written by the movie’s protagonist. For many, that third example...

  • 'Anna and the Apocalypse' review: Just what we need, ANOTHER Scottish Christmas zombie musical

    'Anna and the Apocalypse' review: Just what we need, ANOTHER Scottish Christmas zombie musical

    According to the Scottish Christmas zombie musical “Anna and the Apocalypse,” ground zero for the war on Christmas will take place in the waterfront burg of Little Haven. In actuality second-time feature film director John McPhail shot this eager-to-please picture in Port Glasgow, south of Loch...

  • Starbucks Happy Hour Weekend: BOGO espresso beverages and hot chocolates starting Friday

    Starbucks Happy Hour Weekend: BOGO espresso beverages and hot chocolates starting Friday

    Sip free drinks with purchase for three days at Starbucks Happy Hour Weekend kicking off Friday, Dec. 14.  Power through your holiday shopping with buy-one-get-one free grande or larger espresso beverages and hot chocolates in coffee shops starting at 3 p.m. daily on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. ...

  • Dollar deal at Krispy Kreme on Wednesday

    Dollar deal at Krispy Kreme on Wednesday

    Celebrate Day of the Dozens at Krispy Kreme on Dec 12.  Get a dozen hot and fresh Original Glazed doughnuts for a buck with purchase of a dozen at participating nationwide locations. No coupon is necessary to get the offer. Now, if you're wondering what to do with all those doughnuts, make some...

  • Coupon: BOGO free individual meals at Boston Market

    Coupon: BOGO free individual meals at Boston Market

    Get a free meal at Boston Market.  Use a coupon for a free individual meal with purchase of another meal and a drink at participating locations. Entree choices include the chain's famous rotisserie chicken, turkey, meatloaf, pot pies, ribs, market sandwiches and more.  While you’re at it, sign...

  • Starbucks Happy Hour: BOGO holiday beverages on Thursday

    Starbucks Happy Hour: BOGO holiday beverages on Thursday

    Get free drinks with purchase at Starbucks Happy Hour on Thursday. Get buy-one-get-one free grande holiday beverages  in coffee shops starting at 3 p.m. on Dec. 6.  Mix-and-match the festive drinks at participating stores. This year's limited-edition flavors include Toasted White Chocolate Mocha,...

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