The Weekender: 09/25 – 09/27

Find out what’s happening in and around Boca this weekend.


Brandon Harrington

Photo by Brandon Harrington | Photo Editor

Tayler Grossman, Contributing Writer

With the football team away this weekend, you’re probably on the hunt for something fun to do. We’ve compiled a list of this weekend’s events, taking place as far north as West Palm to right here at FAU and down to Miami:


Who doesn’t love a battle of the bands? Rock out with United Way of Broward County and aspiring musicians looking to show their talent. Doors open at 6 p.m. at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, with tickets on sale for $20. Check out Join the Revolution for ticket purchases and info on the VIP section, which includes two free drinks, a t-shirt and balcony seating.

Location: Revolution Live night club

100 S.W. Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312



Catch a lineup of professional and semi-professional drag queens as they joke, lip sync and dance the night away, right in your backyard. Tickets are FREE for FAU students with student ID, $15 in advance at TicketMaster, $20 for general public at the door.

Location: FAU Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium

777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida


The Pompano Beach Amphitheatre is hosting a free series of critically-acclaimed films that were nominated for 2015 Academy Awards. This weekend’s viewers have a chance to see “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” on the big screen. Visit Pompano Beach Arts’ website or call (954) 519-5500 for more information.

Location: Pompano Beach Amphitheater

1806 N.E. Sixth St., Pompano Beach, Florida


Start your weekend right with Free Fitness Saturdays, hosted every weekend at Sanborn Square. Get up early and try a yoga class at 9 a.m. Zumba follows at 10:30 a.m. along with Capoeira – a Brazilian martial art that incorporates dance. For more information, visit the City of Boca Raton’s website.

Location: Sanborn Square

72 N. Federal Highway Boca Raton, Florida 33432


Zoogoers will be able to enjoy a cold one and support local businesses while walking amongst the animal habitats. Featured breweries include Barley Mow Brewing, Devour Brewing, Green Bench Brewing, Cigar City Brewing, Due South Brewing, Accomplice Brewery and Ciderworks and many more. General admission tickets are on sale for $35, while special VIP deals are going for $65. For more ticket information visit the Palm Beach Zoo website.

Location: Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33405


See the Fort Lauderdale Strikers Football Club (yes, that means soccer) take on Minnesota United FC at Lockhart Stadium. Tickets can be purchased for $12 in advance online. For more info visit and the Strikers’ website.

Location: Lockhart Stadium

1350 Northwest 55th St., Fort Lauderdale, Florida


The Florida Wind Symphony performs a concert in the spirit of one of the great American institutions, the Sousa Band! The world-class musicians of the FWS play toe-tapping marches, feature amazing soloists, perform masterpieces and more. FAU’s Director of Bands, Kyle Prescott, leads “South Florida’s Professional Wind Band” in the music that made America. Tickets are $20 at FAU Events or call 800-564-9539.

Location: FAU University Theatre


Iconic British rock band Motörhead has been going strong since 1975, with a rock status that was achieved by doing what they do best: playing loud, fast, raucous, rock ‘n’ roll. Catch them and their guitar-driven anthems such as “Heartbreak,” the bombastic “Queen of the Damned” and the smokey lament of “Lost Woman Blues” this weekend. Alongside the British powerhouse is Anthrax with a headbanging lineup and Crobot, who blend funk, blues, metal and rock ‘n’ roll. Tickets start at $38.

Location: The Amp (Pompano Beach Amphitheater)

1806 N.E. Sixth St., Pompano Beach, Florida

*Insider scoop! Hold on to your ticket stub from this Saturday’s show to get a FREE draft on Sunday at Funky Buddha Brewery, located at 1201 N.E. 38th Street in Oakland Park.



For the comic book and cosplay lovers in all of us, Palm Con is back to fulfill your need for the fantastical. Of course there will be a comic book and collectible showcase, in addition to role-playing games, burlesque, local artists and more. Ticket prices vary from $13.50 for a single day admission to $45 for a weekend VIP pass. Visit the Palm Con website for lineup info and for ticket details.

Location: Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33401



Take a hilarious romp through opera history with big tunes and humor with Dueling Divas! Introducing newcomer Laura Martínez León, joining the founding members of the duo, Birgit Djupedal Fioravante and FAU’s own Heather Coltman. Tickets are $20 at FAU Events or call 800-564-9539.

Location: FAU University Theater



Catch the solo Jonas brother himself and his featured guest Bebe Rexha this weekend at Jackie Gleason Theater. Tickets start at $41.50 via Live Nation for general admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show is expected to start at 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Fillmore Miami Beach

1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, Florida 33139