Danish DJs at FDR, Roaring Twenties penthouse party in Brickell, and plenty of pork with Chef Jeremiah in Wynwood
Plan your pre-Thanksgiving parties, listen to jazz at a masquerade ball in Pinecrest, and Talib Kweli at Hyde AmericanAirlines Arena
Danish DJ/producer duo Anëk ("hot chicks," according to one fan) is headlining Notes from the Underground, FDR's (1685 Collins Ave.) Friday night music series, spinning house and electronic music following opening act Kevin Castro, who goes by the dubious name of whiteCHOCOLATE. The spinning starts around 11 p.m. and goes all the way until somewhere in the ungodly hour of, say, 5 a.m. For more information or reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ripped Roaring Fun
What's old is new again, especially when it comes to the 1920's when booze was illegal but consumed in mass quantities anyway. Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at The Viceroy Miami's FIFTY, the penthouse is transformed into a Casino Night/Roaring 20's edition with burlesque performers, cocktails and more. In the same space on the eve of Thanksgiving, it's Pesky Turkey, a pre TG bash to make sure you don't roll into that tryptophanic coma too soon vis a vis Lady Mirror, a human disco ball. Yup. We wrote that. Should a gaggle of five gals or more show up first on Fridays, they'll get a free bottle of vodka. Three tables only so get there early. On Saturdays, women get two-for-one drinks and free admission until 1 a.m. Otherwise, admission is $20 for all.
Stripping in Sunny Isles
Not that Miami has a shortage of, er, gentleman's clubs, at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at Kitchen 305 at the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, 16701 Collins Ave., it's Las Vegas Strip Night, where there will be a lingerie model show, "Magic Mike" dancers, Cirque du Soleil-inspired performers, contortionists, burlesque numbers and more. Free and open to the public, all women in attendance can tap into an open bar from 10 to 11 p.m. and the first 100 women will even get a free dinner. Because people go to strip clubs for the food. No, really, they do. See: Scarlett's. RSVP to email@example.com.
Before the Cochon 555 decided to make its way down to our parts, Chef Jeremiah was already proselytizing pig parts via his porkcentric P.I.G., which stands for Pork Is Good. On Sunday, Nov. 24, Jeremiah will throw down his fourth installment at Wynwood's GAB Studio, 225 NW 26th St., featuring a stellar line up of chefs all serving their own creative plates utilizing the pigalicious protein. Says Jeremiah, "The event will be laid back on the vibes, great food, killer music and cheap booze." How can you resist that? VIP ticket holders get in at 3 p.m. Those tickets are $50, which include early entry, "first crack at all the food," mixologist cocktail bar, Gravity beer brews, and Vero water. General admission entry is at 7 p.m. and may be free because, at that point, there probably won't even be scraps left in that pen. As for the lineup: Jeremiah Bullfrog (gastroPod) Aaron Brooks (Four Seasons) Giorgio Rapicavoli (Eating House) Conor Hanlon (The Dutch) Bradley Kilgore (J&G Grill) Antonio Bachour (St. Regis).
Hoedown in Pinecrest
When thinking of the bucolic, suburban South Miami enclave of Pinecrest, fire eaters, stilt walkers and apolitical party people aren't exactly the first things that come to mind. But at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd., those things, and more, will be on display for the Masquerade in the Gardens. And all that jazz. Literally -- Carlos Albacci Jazz Tripo and jazz singer Thania Sans will perform, there will be cocktails (a full open bar and wine bar), food by Macy's Catering and DJ Mike Pileggi as emcee. Tickets are $75 per person and includes a gift bag. Don't forget your masks. To purchase, call 305-669-6990.
Talib Kweli Seeks Audience at Hyde
Following the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Concert at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd. on Sunday, Nov. 24, opening act and rapper Talib Kweli is throwing a big post-concert after party complete with performance at Hyde AmericanAirlines Arena and, get this, it's open to the public starting at midnight. The post-show party costs $20.
Speak Easy, Carry a Big Schtick
On the eve of Thanksgiving, coat your stomach at the Delano's Rose Bar, 1685 Collins Ave. for a special edition of their Whiskey Wednesdays which, for one night only, will transform itself into a speakeasy of sorts offering those in possession of a password snacks, craft beers and "spontaneous small batch Moonshine cocktails." Lolo will spin starting at 9 p.m. To get the password, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Velvet Underground: Cheers to one year of local brews at Wynwood Brewing Company and all-you-can-eat tacos at Toro Toro
- Velvet Underground: African music and culture takes the stage at the Afro Roots World Music Festival and The Broken Shaker invites you to party poolside this Sunday
- Velvet Underground: Balans launches karaoke night and db Bistro Moderne brings back the decadent daily 'DBQ Happy Hour'
- Velvet Underground: The Stage welcomes Big Sam's Funky Nation for 'Soulfest Weekend' plus more poolside fashion flows at Fifty Miami
- Velvet Underground: A daytime salute to Overtown with music and art and Swim Week cascades through South Beach
- Velvet Underground: Huahua's Taqueria launches a hot happy hour series and The Duke Lounge/Gallery opens in Little Havana
- Velvet Underground: An all-American party at the National Hotel and Nikki Beach celebrates bacon on the beach
- Velvet Underground: party like a local at Rec Room on Thursdays and eat your way through Brickell with The Kitchen Hop
- Velvet Underground: Celebrate singledom with a bonafide 'Divorce Party' in South Beach, the Biltmore brings it back to the '80s, Gerry Kelly's annual birthday bash returns, and YoungArts presents new salon series
- Velvet Underground: Macchialina presents bartender Robert Ferrara in this month's bar takeover, Jazid on South Beach turns 18, and The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions hosts Solo Cup Sundays