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Weekend preview: A military salute, Barenaked Ladies and Led Zeppelin wars

There are many ways to honor Veterans Day this weekend. How about a beer?

Both are the top of the mind for Mike Halker, former member of the U.S. Army’s 61st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit at Fort Sill, Okla., and now owner of Due South Brewing Co. in Boynton Beach.

This weekend, Due South will begin serving a beer dedicated to veterans of all branches of the military called Land, Sea and Air IPA, brewed with a Veterans Blend of hops created from hops supplier Yakima Chief that were hand-selected by a group of veteran-owned breweries from across the country. A portion of the proceeds from every glass of Land, Sea and Air IPA sold at Due South on Saturday and Sunday will go to the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund of Florida.

“Throughout the year, we support our friends that have served in the military, but on Veterans Day we wanted to do something special,” Halker said in announcing the new beer, a collaboration with veterans who work for his local distributor, Brown Distributing.

“The way things came together, from the Veterans Blend hops to the vets from Brown Distributing coming over for the brew to bringing in our friends at Wounded Veterans Relief Fund, has been fantastic,” Halker said. “As a vet myself, these folks will always be paramount when it comes to our support. We greatly appreciate their service.”

For more information, visit Facebook.com/DueSouthBrewing, Facebook.com/WoundedVeteransReliefFund.

Ticket window

You can still get tickets (starting at $49.50) for Ray LaMontagne’s solo acoustic show at the Fillmore Miami Beach 8 p.m. Saturday (FillmoreMB.com) … Travis Scott’s AstroWorld: Wish You Were Here tour stop at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Sunday is a sellout, with the cheapest verified Ticketmaster resale tickets starting at $71 (Ticketmaster.com) … The Fillmore Miami Beach still has seats (starting at $103.50) remaining for John Legend’s A Legendary Christmas show 9 p.m. Nov. 17 (FillmoreMB.com). … And, just a reminder: Tickets go on sale Friday for Ozzy Osbourne at the BB&T Center, and tickets to see Muse at the BB&T Center go on sale Nov. 16.

Barenaked grilling

Former Miami Dolphins star John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food and Wine Festival, best known as a celeb-y celebration of football-friendly food, this year has put a strong focus on music at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, with performances by Grammy winner Vince Gill 8 p.m. Friday (tickets start at $39), Sister Hazel and Barenaked Ladies 8 p.m. Saturday ($30), and platinum-selling rockers Daughtry 7:30 p.m. Sunday ($38.50). Visit GridIronGrillOff.com.

Weekend movies

The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival reaches its midterm this weekend and is teeming with activity. Filmmaker and indie rocker (Rooney) Robert Schwartzman will help present his comedy “The Unicorn” 8 p.m. Friday at Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale, joined by actor Dree Hemingway (daughter of Mariel, great-granddaughter of Ernest), and at 3 p.m. Sunday at Cinema Paradiso in Hollywood. Melora Hardin (“The Office,” “Transparent,” “The Bold Type”) will appear at screenings of “Cruel Hearts” 8 p.m. Saturday at Savor Cinema and 4:15 p.m. Sunday at Cinema Paradiso. Also on Saturday is “Diane,” which has drawn raves for its star, Mary Kay Place, at 5:30 p.m. at Savor Cinema. The scruffy comedy “Hatchback,” by Eric Sheffield, a Fort Lauderdale native, will get an encore 7 p.m. Saturday at Cinema Paradiso. Visit FLIFF.com.

Guitar gold

Reminder: Ace South Florida guitarist Russell Mofsky (Gold Dust Lounge) has brought back bluegrass icon David Grier for two shows this weekend, including a Saturday evening picking party at the bucolic Sons & Daughters Farm and Winery in Lake Worth. Visit Facebook.com/SonsAndDaughtersFarm. On Friday at 8 p.m., Mofsky hosts a BYOB house concert for Grier at his home in Miami as part of his Listen Little River series. Tickets cost $20 in advance at EventBrite.com, or $25 at the door.

Indie sounds

The Wynwood Yard hosts the inaugural Miami Folk & Indie Fest 5-11 p.m. Friday, a family-friendly event with homegrown music by Kids, Foxlove, Alejandro Elizondo (Wynwood String Band), the Woodwork and Keith Johns leading into a performance by Orlando’s the Sh-Booms. Hosted by the Prism Creative Group, admission is free with an RSVP. Visit Facebook.com/TheWynwoodYard.

Weekend laughs

Joel McHale, star of the new CBS sitcom “The Great Outdoors,” performs 8 p.m. Friday at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Tickets start at $30 (SeminoleCoconutCreekCasino.com). … Rick Gutierrez, who titled his 2017 Netflix special “I’m Not Mad, I’m Just a Parent,” does five shows Friday-Sunday at the Palm Beach Improv in West Palm Beach. Tickets cost $20 (PalmBeachImprov.com).

Zeppelin wars

Classic Albums Live will take on “Led Zeppelin II” at the Old School Square Pavilion in Delray Beach 8 p.m. Saturday (tickets cost $20 at OldSchoolSquare.org), one night after Delray Beach resident Jason Bonham, son of Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, plays some of the same songs at the Hard Rock Event Center in Hollywood as part of the nationwide Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening Tour (tickets start at $25 at MyHRL.com). Then, there’s the nationally touring Zeppelin tribute band Zoso performing at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 16 (tickets start at $34.43 at ParkerPlayhouse.com).

Pulse of the city

New World Symphony’s lounge-y, late-night party called Pulse will fill the New World Center on Miami Beach with a youthful crowd beginning at 9 p.m. Friday. Highlighted by works for DJ and orchestra by Sam Hyken, co-founder of Miami’s Nu Deco Ensemble, the Latin-themed evening also will include classical music and electronic experiments by DJ Ella Romand of Do Not Sit On the Furniture. Tickets cost $45. Visit NWS.edu.

Remember the Ocean

Fans of the dreamy, soulful South Florida soundtrack of Remember the Ocean will be happy to know that Kristin Larkin and Earl Coralluzzo will have two reunion shows this weekend: 8 p.m. Friday at Voltaire in West Palm Beach and 11 p.m. Saturday at Dada in Delray Beach. Visit Facebook.com/Earl.Coralluzzo.

Judy Blue Eyes

Stephen Stills and Judy Collins are sold out at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach on Tuesday (Nov. 13), but tickets (starting at $45) are available to see them 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. Visit BrowardCenter.org.

Big stages

Big week ahead for Fort Lauderdale singer-songwriter Alex Di Leo, who will do a set of modern pop as an opener for Mae 7 p.m. Sunday at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, then play the Little Dreams Foundation’s fourth annual Dreaming on the Beach Gala at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Thursday (Nov. 15) a bill with Phil Collins, Emily Estefan, Jon Secada and Mohamed Moretta. Visit AlexDiLeo.com.

Honey and Lime

Honey in Delray Beach on Friday night will offer the disco-era duo Lime, with the No. 1 Billboard hit “Your Love,” as part of its concert series called I Want My ’80s Back, prompting the logical question, “Are you sure?” Visit Facebook.com/HoneyDelray.

Weekend burlesque

It’s not that Miami Beach dancer Erika Moon necessarily adds anything exotic to the erotic moves she’ll bring to the Fillmore Miami Beach 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, but the French performer’s burlesque just sounds better. If that makes sense. Tickets start at $35. Visit FillmoreMB.com.

Either/or

Stache Drinking Den & Coffee Bar in downtown Fort Lauderdale at 9 p.m. Tuesday will launch Non-Binary, a free 18-and-older event for the gender nonconforming or androgynous, hosted by party maestro DJ Hottpants, also known as Daniel Blair. “To my knowledge, this is the first night of its kind in Broward,” Blair says in a statement about the event. “Particularly in the climate right now, giving people a chance to question an either/or mentality about gender is really important. That we get to do it with music, dancing and performance in the warm and welcoming space of Stache makes it all the better.” Visit StacheFTL.com.

No excuses

Finding it hard to get off the sofa these days? Check out the show “Dis-Connect” by Ill-Abilities, an international dance crew composed of “differently-abled” performers (motto: “No excuses, no limit”) performing at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets cost $17, $7 for those who have problems with mobility, sight and hearing. Visit Ticketmaster.com and IllAbilities.com.

Your ‘I-95’ playlist

If you haven’t heard music from JP Soars and the Red Hots' new album “Southbound I-95,” you can rectify that when the Boca Raton-based blues guitarist and band play 9 p.m. Friday at Crazy Uncle Mike's in Boca Raton and Saturday night at Rip’s Sports Bar in Pompano Beach. Keep an ear out for the rollicking “Dog Catcher,” which was selected in the “Coolest Song in the World” segment on Steve Van Zandt’s Sirius XM show “Little Steven's Underground Garage.” Visit JPSoars.com.

Take the kids

The annual lighting of the 40-foot Christmas tree, with holiday music by the Palm Beach Symphony and the first of many nightly “snowfalls,” happens at CityPlace in West Palm Beach on Saturday. Hosted by WPBF anchor Erin Guy, events begin at 3 p.m., with the tree lighting at 6 p.m. Visit CityPlace.com.

Bad to the bone

West Palm Brewery and Wine Vault will shut down Evernia Street noon- 6 p.m. Sunday for a free block party to celebrate a new album by local roots rockers Monty Warren and the Friggin' Whatevers, joined by Phil Wolff, called “2 Badasses.” Warren, who wears his Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers influences on the sleeve, and Wolff will be joined by David Gruitza and Fern Street as openers. The brewery also will introduce its new Vanilla Cream Ale, and offer a free Veterans Day beer to all military with an ID. Visit Facebook.com/WPBrewery.

Local voices

Troubadours Pour la Cure is a night of spiritually uplifting acoustic music from Jason Piquette and Josh Rene to raise money for the Kids Cancer Foundation ($10 cover) 7:30-10 p.m. Friday at Elizabeth Street Station in West Palm Beach (Facebook.com/TheStationWPB) … Palo! will energize the Pineapple Stage at Ball & Chain in Miami 9 p.m. Friday (Facebook.com/GoPalo) … Miami psych rockers Pavlov’s Bell show off new music 10 p.m. Friday at Las Rosas in Miami (Facebook.com/PavlovsBell) … Indie rockers Yardij play Avant in Delray Beach 9 p.m. Friday, then join a bill with the Happy Fits at the Kelsey Theater in Lake Park 8 p.m. Saturday (Facebook.com/Yardij) … The Sarah Jacob Trio plays Luna Star Café in North Miami 8 p.m. Saturday (SarahJacobTrio.com) … The Fox Brothers (sons of Alex) bring fiery guitars to Avant in Delray Beach 8:30 p.m. Saturday (Facebook.com/TheFoxBrothers) … The Florida Wind Symphony performs a free Veterans Day concert 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton (Facebook.com/BocaRaton.MiznerParkAmphi).

bcrandell@sun-sentinel.com

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