Film Festival Foodie options, Keith Haring Miami and Sake to Me

 

Velvet Underground: Film Festival Foodie options, Keith Haring Miami and Sake to Me.

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By Lesley Abravanel

Cine-mangia
Those who read South Beach Wine & Food Festival founder Lee Schrager's tweets know that his fancy for food is contagious and can make people hungry or full depending on what's on his menu that day. Taking his love affair with food to a cinematic level, Schrager has partnered with the Miami International Film Festival to present Lee Brian Schrager's Culinary Cinema, kicking off at noon on Sunday, March 3 with a Franco Brazilian brunch at Juvia (1111 Lincoln Road) followed by the North American Regal Cinemas premiere of French flick Why Did You Leave? Tickets for brunch and screening are $100. The foodie film fest continues at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4 with a Miami Beach Cinematheque (1130 Washington Ave.) screening of Oma & Bella and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9 with a screening of butcher flick and best feature film of the 2012 NYC Food Film Festival, Meat Hooked. Can't make the movies but like to eat? The Miami International Film Fest's CINEDWNTWN restaurant program offers dinner and a movie discounts at Tuyo, Azul, Close Bistro & Cafe, DB Bistro Moderne, Zuma and Fratelli Milano. For more information, go to www.miamifilmfestival.com.

Bubbled Over
From March 6 through March 10, over 200 pieces of work from the private collections of the 1980s pop/graffiti artist and social activist Keith Haring will be displayed at the Moore Building, 4040 NE 2nd Ave., in the Design District. To commemorate this retro-fabulous downtown NYC circa 1984 affair, the Veuve Cliquot Airstream will be parked outside the exhibit and will be open to the public beginning at 11 a.m. (until 9 p.m.) Thursday, March 7 through March 10, offering flutes ($16) and bottles ($100) in the Airstream cum Champagne Lounge. Now that's what we call street chic.

Roll With It
For some, Monday is a tough pill to swallow, but to ease things through it and into the Jan Brady of weekdays, aka the neither here nor there day that is Tuesday, Kitchen 305 (16701 Collins Ave.) is hosting a new Monday night to do. Sake to Me Mondays features an interactive sushi making class, mixology lesson, three course dinner and sake-tini pairing for just $35. Almost makes Monday something to look forward to. As for Tuesday, sorry, Jan, it's all about Marcia, Marcia, Marcia, aka Fridays. For reservations, call 305-749-2110.

Or Just Roll It
There's nothing or no one normal in Florida, but there is a chapter of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, which is hosting the 15th annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Tobacco Road (626 S. Miami Ave.). Headliners include Johnny Dread, Sweetbone, The Nag Champions, Dusthead, and a long list of other artists and bands supporting the cause. Speakers include Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard, Florida State Representative Katie Edwards, comedian, former Miami Beach mayoral candidate and cause champion Steve Berke and more. Tickets are $12.

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