Weekend things to do: We’re Messi and pink, ODing on Maniscalco and walking with sake in Delray Beach

There’s this whole pink thing going on this weekend, which makes sense. As you may have heard, Friday’s match between Inter Miami CF and Cruz Azul at Fort Lauderdale’s DRV PNK Stadium will be the first time we’ll see the new guy, Lionel Messi, in the ol’ rosé and noire. What, there’s a Barbie movie, too? Who knew?


Weekend laughs: Popular comedian and actor Sebastian Maniscalco begins an unprecedented four-night run (four!) at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood at 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets, starting at $65, are available for all four performances, though Saturday is nearly sold out. Visit MyHRL.com

Walk in the park: The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach hosts another after-hours Sunset Stroll from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, offering a relaxing meander through six distinctive Roji-en gardens, with pit stops at the Sake Station and the Cornell Cafe, which will have hors d’oeuvres for purchase. The museum theater will host live taiko drumming performances by Fushu Daiko at 6, 6:45 and 7:30 p.m. (tickets free while they last). Sunset Stroll costs $8 (members pay $5) at Morikami.org.

McMahon of the hour: Led by its eponymous singer-songwriter and keyboardist, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness brings millennial pop and a charismatic live show to Revolution Live in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Thursday night. Doors open at 7 p.m., with indie quartet Flor performing first. Tickets cost $28+ at Ticketmaster.com

Hard times: The long-awaited reunion tour by grease-painted hard-rock hellions Mudvayne hits iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The Psychotherapy Sessions tour includes South Florida rock favorites Nonpoint, along with GWAR, Coal Chamber and Butcher Babies. Tickets start at $25+ at LiveNation.com.

Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi is presented as the newest player for Inter Miami CF by owners Jorge Mas, left, Jose Mas and David Beckhman at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. (John McCall/South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi was presented Sunday as the newest player for Inter Miami CF. His first game is expected on Friday. (John McCall/South Florida Sun Sentinel)


He is here: First things first, and wth all due respect to Ice Spice, the biggest show in town this weekend, is Lionel Messi‘s debut for Inter Miami CF at DRV PNK Stadium on Friday night. Can you still get tickets? Do you have around $300 handy? Being able to say you were there when: Priceless. Visit InterMiamiCF.com.

Rolling thunder: Rolling Loud brings some of the biggest names in popular music to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens from Friday through Sunday. Friday’s headliner, Playboi Carti, will be joined by Ice Spice, Kodak Black, Trippie Redd, Rae Sremmurd, Ski Mask the Slump God, Anuel AA and dozens of other acts. Saturday’s lineup is led by Travis Scott, 21 Savage, Lil Durk, Lil Yachty, City Girls and Glorilla, while Sunday brings A$AP Rocky, Lil Uzi Vert, Offset, Bryson Tiller, Don Toliver, Polo G, Latto and more. Performances begin at 4 p.m. each day. Tickets start at $199+ for single-day admission, $329 for a three-day pass. Visit RollingLoud.com/miami.

Ice Spice performs at the Wireless Music Festival in Finsbury Park, in London, Friday, July 7, 2023. (Scott Garfitt/Invision/AP)
Ice Spice, who is featured on the “Barbie” soundtrack, will perform at Rolling Loud in Miami. (Scott Garfitt/Invision/AP)

The beer is here: The uncomplicated joys of Fort Lauderdale’s out-of-the-way nanobrewery LauderAle — they have a crispy blonde ale called I Got Lost on My Way Here — will be on display when they celebrate their ninth anniversary this Friday through Sunday. The party will include more than 20 beer releases, favorite food trucks (including Kaminari Ramen, Nacho Bizness and Battle Rig BBQ) and live music (The Ries Brothers, Glass Cities). Visit LauderAle.co.

Classic sounds: Pretty much every day I learn how ignorant I am. I lived in Texas for many years and only recently came across what is now my favorite* ZZ Top song of all time (*for now), “I Gotsta Get Paid.” The Little Ol’ Band From Texas will be joined by Lynyrd Skynyrd when the co-headlining Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour comes to iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets start at $34.50+ at LiveNation.com

Weekend soundtrack: Just a reminder that rising country-music star Ashley Cooke, who grew up in Parkland, will release her debut album, “Shot in the Dark” (Big Loud Records), on Friday. She has tipped what’s on the ambitious 24-track release with a couple of singles, including the confident ballad “Your Place.” I’ll say it again — it feels like Cooke’s got big things in her future. Check up on her at AshleyCooke.com.


Local siblings Kristy and Jay Whelchel will open the surf-themed Cove Brewery in Deerfield Beach on Saturday, July 22.- Original Credit: Domingo Creative - Original Source:
Local siblings Jay and Kristy Whelchel will open the surf-themed Cove Brewery in Deerfield Beach on Saturday. (Domingo Creative/Courtesy)

Deerfield beer: It’s not that you need to have a local brewery to be an enjoyable place to live, but you wouldn’t want to live in a place without being able to enjoy a local brewery. Deerfield Beach will get its first brewery on Saturday when local siblings Kristy and Jay Whelchel open the surf-themed Cove Brewery in the dynamic Cove Shopping Center on the Intracoastal (1500 SE Third Court). The Cove will be open from 2 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, noon to 11 p.m. Fridays through Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays. Visit CoveBrewery.com.

Rosé special: Rebel Wine Bar, the feisty boutique boîte in Oakland Park, is all about pink this week, apparently not because of the Messi things going on a few miles away, but because of that Barbie movie. Events continue through the end of the month, with Rebel offering 20% off your bill with a Barbie movie ticket. Saturday’s party includes a variety of Barbie rosé wine flights and live music from singer-guitarist Juan Sebastian Ceballos (7:30-9:30 p.m.). Visit RebelWineBar.com.

Sunshine at night: Inspirational musician and activist Michael Franti and Spearhead will bring the hits (“The Sound of Sunshine,” “Say Hey (I Love You),” “I Got You”) and music from his most recent album, “Follow Your Heart,” to the Pompano Beach Amphitheater on Saturday. Gates open at 6 p.m., with Fortunate Youth performing early. Tickets start at $34+ at PompanoBeachArts.org/amp.

Calling all Cruellas: Crystal Ross LePaige (her irreverence knows no bounds) will host the Disney Villains Drag Brunch at noon Saturday at the Dania Improv in Dania Beach. If we couldn’t laugh, we’d cry. Tickets for the 21-and-older gathering cost $18+ for GA, $28 for reserved seats. Visit DaniaImprov.com.


Walk, shop, drink: The Flamingo Flea returns to Tarpon River Brewing on Sunday, filling the downtown Fort Lauderdale beer-brunch destination with warm, crafty goodness from noon to 4 p.m. The kid- and dog-friendly event will include more than 30 vendors and beachy pop music from Genrey (noon-2 p.m.) and Brett Vaughn (2-4 p.m.). Visit FlamingoFlea.com. This time out, the Flea will be preceded at 11:30 a.m. by one of those liberating Hot Girl Walks, a collaboration with South Florida Hot Girl Activities. For information or to RSVP (free) for the walk, visit Eventbrite.com.

Farm fresh: Beneficent local farmer and chef Daniel Ramos hosts another edition of his Farm to Table Dinner series at Palm Beach Meats in West Palm Beach on Sunday — a showcase for seasonal  fruit, vegetables and spices harvested from his Red Splendor Farm in western Lake Worth Beach. Dinner runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $110. Visit RedSplendorFarm.com.

Staff writer Ben Crandell can be reached at bcrandell@sunsentinel.com. Follow on Instagram @BenCrandell and Twitter @BenCrandell.

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