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Patti Roth, the editor of Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap, scouts out state and national deals, discounts and coupons for our readers, finding the real deals and presenting them in an easy-to-read format. A veteran newspaper and magazine writer and a longtime South Florida resident, she has written for The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Travel and Life, E Environmental Magazine, Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, US Architecture and Earth911.com. Send your cheap tips to her at info@fortlauderdaleonthecheap.com.

$10 for Florida Grand Opera performance featuring favorite arias

Delight in the vocal artistry of Florida Grand Opera as performers sing favorite selections from different operas. Tickets are $10. Shows are May 21 & May 22 in Broward & Miami-Dade. Performances featuring Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists include 7:30 p.m. May 21 @ Center for Spiritual Living, 4849 North Dixie Highway, Oakland Park 33334 …

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Panthers Playoffs: Entry Is Free For Watch Party on Riverwalk

Panthers fans, watch your favorite team score in the playoffs at a free outdoor Watch Party in the Park on Riverwalk. Festivities include face painting, T-shirt spray paint artist, live entertainment and hockey fun.  For snacking, food vendors and Funky Buddha beer are offering refreshments for purchase. It’s 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. May 22 …

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Wallet-friendly: free events with live entertainment

Plenty of events in South Florida offer free live performances featuring popular regional  talent.  Some events are outdoors and include food trucks, artisan vendors and fun activities for youngsters. They are ideal for wallet-friendly dates, family excursions and solo fun. Prior to venturing out, please verify the event you’re interested in is on. Free events …

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‘Kids To Parks Day’ in Wellington offers free outdoor activities

Face painting, sports activities, and performers including a stiltwalker are featured at Kids To Parks Day in Wellington. It’s a free event.  The fun is 9 a.m. – 12 p.m .at Greenview Shores Park, 2163 Greenview Shores Boulevard, Wellington Festivities include food trucks laser tag hulu hoop fun interactive entertainment lawn games Information is online. …

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Touch-A-Truck fun for kids in Pompano is free

For youngsters who are fascinated with trucks, Pompano is offering the perfect event. Touch a Truck in Pompano includes a fire truck, dump trunk, police vehicle, and others. Family-friendly fun is 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. May 21 For kids who prefer quieter fun, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., the event is offered  without sirens, …

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Volunteer Park in Plantation offers food trucks & fun

Food truck fare is featured at free events at Volunteer Park in Plantation.  Events are 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesdays, & sometimes feature live entertainment.   Select fare from your favorite vendor – or mix & match. Fees apply for food and beverages served by the vendors.  Volunteer Park is at 12050 W. Sunrise …

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Entry is free for Ocean Brews Fest in Deerfield with discount opportunity for beer

Live entertainment, food vendors and breweries — lots of breweries — are featured at Ocean Brews & Blues Beer Fest in Deerfield Beach. Entry is free for festivities  3 p.m. – 8 p.m. May 21 oceanside. The venue is Deerfield beach parking lot, 149 SE 21st Avenue, Deerfield Beach  33441. Free shuttles are offered. The …

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Flamingo Gardens in Davie offers whimsical exhibit formed with ocean debris

Flamingo Gardens in Davie is set to offer an exciting summer exhibit featuring whimsical sculptures formed with ocean debris. Animal art, including a peacock and a pelican are sculpted with flip-flops, discarded plastic and other llitter picked up on South Florida shorelines.  The handmade sculptures are from local environmental organization, Free Our Seas.  Exhibit information …

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Relax with free entertainment outdoors in Wellington

Who wants to hang out at the Wellington Amphitheater, enjoying South Florida’s gorgeous weather while listening to tunes? The Village of Wellington offers free musical entertainment, including events with food trucks for your tasting pleasure, from 5-9 p.m. every Thursday. Guests are invited to bring along chairs or blankets and pick a spot in front …

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Great American Beach Party in Fort Lauderdale offers loads of fun & it’s free

Fort Lauderdale is hosting a free event that’s loaded with entertainment and activities. Great American Beach Party is 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m May 28 at Las Olas Oceanside Park. Throw on your favorite pair of shades & pack up your towels & sunscreen. Family-friendly fun at the event includes: sand sculpting demonstration waterslides parachute …

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Rock out with free live entertainment in Delray

Relish the sounds of talented performers at free outdoor events with live entertainment in Delray Beach. Shows are at the Old School Square Pavilion, 51 N. Swinton Ave. Entertainment includes: Events are  7:30 p.m. -10 p.m. May 21 Fleetwood Max, Fleetwood Mac music June 3 Shane Duncan band, rock ‘n roll & other genres June …

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