For Stout Sports Bar and Grille owner Simon Kearney, there’s no time like now to raise money for the fight against
Kearney, who has two sisters-in-law who are breast-cancer survivors, will team up with the local Glam-a-THON charity to host the Green Goes Pink fundraiser at Stout (3419 N. Andrews Ave.) from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.
The plan was first hatched last fall, when Kearney, busy watching pink-draped NFL players, was told by pal Sean Gleeson of Smart LED Concepts that he knew where to get a big, pink symbol for Stout. Details just came together, and Kearney decided to hold his
Fifty percent of all food and beverage sales during Sunday's party will go to Glam-a-THON, as will all proceeds from a specialty pink beer from Funky Buddha Brewery. Kearney, from County Carlow (50 miles southwest of Dublin), betrays no fear of pink beer.
"I have no knowledge upon the beer," says Kearney, a "big fan" of the Funky Buddha, "but I am very confident that they will have something very suitable upon the day."
("It's essentially a raspberry and lemon wheat ale, tart, fruity and pink," the brewery's John Linn says.)
At 6 p.m., they'll flip the switch on the tree, which will remain lit year-round to honor breast-cancer survivors and those affected by the disease. Kearney believes it will be the largest LED tree in the country.
The pink LED glow will not be the only light shining this year on Kearney. Sometime in late March, he’s told, the 350-gallon aquarium recently installed in his beachfront McSorley’s bar during an episode of “Fish Tank Kings” will make its debut on the Net Geo Wild reality show. The show follows the exploits of
And by fall, Kearney hopes to be hosting the opening party for Whiskey Jack's, an upscale restaurant and bar at 1309 E. Las Olas Blvd. That theme may sound familiar to fans of American Social and Royal Pig.
Kearney, who owned a restaurant-bar called Jack’s in New York’s
Of his Las Olas competition, he says: "I want to be kind to everybody, but ... we might be looking to raise it a notch."
OUT OF 'OFFICE'
You can’t stop
BEER AND CHOCOLATE
Speaking of the Funky Buddha, the brewery is making plans for its next bottle release, the popular chocolate milk porter called Nib Smuggler. A limited run of 700 22-ounce bottles will be offered at the brewery (1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park) on March 6 beginning at 6 p.m. There will be a one-per-customer limit for the $12 bottles until 9 p.m. That day you'll also be able to get the draft version of Nib Smuggler, which will start showing up any day now at South Florida restaurants that offer Funky Buddha beers. Info: FunkyBuddhaBrewery.com.
GARDEN STATE OF MIND
It's been 10 years now since onetime University of Miami film professor Sam Beam burbled into the popular culture with his music's appearance, as
You can get ready for Saturday's Fat Village Art Walk with Friday's free barbecue party at C&I Studios (541 NW First Ave.) in Fort Lauderdale's FAT Village. The monthly event is from 6 to 8 p.m. out in front of the studio and offers, as the name implies, free dogs and burgers, but also the potential for uniquely engaging camaraderie. Beer gods from the Riverside Market will be on hand, which doesn't hurt. Bring a potluck dish to vie for prizes. Info: Facebook.com/CIStudios.
What with the
THE NEW BROWN
The Zac Brown Band in December released “The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1,” a four-song EP with grunge godfather Dave Grohl that Brown calls the “brand-new beginning of our sound.” Get an earful on May 31 when the ZBB stops at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. Tickets for the show ($25.50-$73.50) go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at LiveNation.com and all
WATCH YOUR STEP
One of the guaranteed good times for South Florida families every year, the 20th annual
YOUR KACEY JONES
The seeds of the inaugural Lauderdale Live festival can be traced to the
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Innovative seven-string guitar master Charlie Hunter is a man of many musical impulses, having worked with everyone from Kurt Elling and Mos Def to
Perhaps it bears repeating: The Las Vegas-based Chippendales revue did such big business during its three-week run at Mansion last month that the boys are back beginning this weekend for a five-week run at the
ART FOR ART'S SAKE
Art Garfunkel lost his voice to vocal cord problems three years ago, but after treatment has found it again. His first formal tour in four years began last month, and reviews so far have suggested a work in progress, as he eases his voice back toward the pristine quality that defined the best music of Simon and Garfunkel. His set lists have included new readings of the duo’s "The Boxer" and "The Sound of Silence," which we can never hear too many times. Garfunkel will perform Friday at 8 p.m. at Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center (tickets: $39.50-$87.25; BrowardCenter.org) and March 1 at the Borland Center in
RHYMES WITH J
The evolving lineup for the seventh annual Soulfrito Urban Latin Music Festival, 1 p.m. Saturday at