Deals on drinks, themed-drinks and clothes with drinks in Miami this weekend
From bourbon to bowling, and plenty of DJs associated with the Miami Heat
One Bourbon, One More Bourbon, Some Beers
Here we go again, another National Insert Your Favorite Food or Drink Month, this time in honor of bourbon, and to celebrate, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is giving free bourbon cocktails to women from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Friday until the end of September. Chasing those cocktails are free snacks: fried black eyed peas, candied spiced peanuts and house dill pickles, available to those with X and or Y chromosomes.
Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes throws back, hosting its monthly 80s night at 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Among the festivities: a costume contest, 80s movie-themed drinks at $5 each and “transcendent beats” by Miami Marlins’ DJ Vertigo.
The Heat is On at FDR
Everybody may be a DJ these days, but not every DJ is a former Miami Heat player like Rony Seikaly who will spin at 11 p.m. every Friday at FDR at the Delano's Boite Fridays. From Heat players to Het playas, on Saturdays, DJ Irie takes over the turntables at the subterranean hot spot.
Gilt City Miami Warehouse Sale will take place at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 and all day Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7610 NE 4th Court. The local shopping event offers something for everyone from men's and women's fashion and accessories to kids' apparel (and even home decor) all at prices up to 80 percent off retail. The sale features top designers such as Derek Lam, Matthew Williamson and Oliver Peoples. Tickets are $20 and include snacks and cocktails. Cash poor will love this: credit cards only. Get your tickets at www.giltcity.com/miami/warehousesalemia.
The late and legendary Julia Child would have been 100 this year, and celebrating her legacy is the fancy food gang known as Les Dames D'Escoffier, whose Child-ish birthday bash takes place from 5 - 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at The Freedom Tower (600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). A $75 per person ticket gets you cocktails, small plates and sweets by a slew of local restaurants, including Sugarcane, De Rodriguez Cuba, City Hall and more. Jazz singer Maryel Epps will perform and Chef Allen Susser will serve as Emcee. For tickets, go to www.lesdamesmiami.org.
Who's Yo Momma?
Myra Wexler is better known throughout the artsy, funky, hipster circles as Yo Momma. But whatever you call her, make sure you RSVP to her Algonquin Round Table meets Warhol's Factory-style event from 6 - 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 12345 West Dixie Studio and Gallery in North Miami. There, you'll see "The Show," featuring photos by David Siqueiros and portrait and caricature representations of Wexler--er, Yo Momma, as seen by her fabulous coterie of artist friends. To attend, RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Says Wexler, "Show the love. Obey Yo Momma."
- Beatniks, Art, Disco, More Disco and Strippers - it's not just Halloween, it's Miami!
- Last call at Tobacco Road, free culture @ YoungArts, Pitbull & Enrique after party
- A different sort of Bonfire of the Vanities at Conde Contemporary, Sassy City Chicks & a Ritzy beer garden
- Velvet Underground: A weird Miami bus tour and an AstroJam highlight the weekend
- Velvet Underground: Mansion nightclub opens 'Cocktails and Dreams' and Craft Spirits Festival kicks off in Coconut Grove
- Velvet Underground: Sneaker Pimps rejoice at Grand Central with Cam'ron and HaVen South Beach hosts Bar Wars
- Velvet Underground: Slap & Tickle pops up underground at FDR and Ball & Chain throws first La Pachanga party
- Velvet Underground: Complimentary wine for women at (petit) Miami and Cat Shell performs at the W South Beach
- Velvet Underground: Dine in style with chef Aaron Dreilinger and Brick House launches throwback dance party series
- Velvet Underground: Cheers to one year of local brews at Wynwood Brewing Company and all-you-can-eat tacos at Toro Toro