Mad Zoo at Grand Central
British born, LA-based producer Mat Zo has collaborated with major artists such as Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Kill The Noise and on Friday, Dec. 12 he’s bringing his Mad Zoo Roadshow to Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., for one night only. The show is the first for his new label, Mad Zoo. Joining Zo on the Zoo tour is young Indiana-based producer Haywyre. Limited tickets are available for $20 to $25. Doors open at 11 p.m.
Debuting after a two year renovation and “repositioning project,” Circa 39 boutique hotel at 3900 Collins is reopened and sporting a new bar, WunderBar, “designed to make guests feel at home with a positive and relaxing vibe” featuring craft spirits, rums and a “quirky” vibe making it more like your weird friend’s basement than your own home. (Which is why you are there.) And beginning now through Jan. 31, the bar’s Re-Launch Special gets you a free drink if you book a room. A pricey drink, indeed. Maybe just buy the drink for now.
Some people like to wear couture; others prefer dressing up like QBert or at least a character from Super Mario Brothers or some darker, deeper video game whose name we have no idea. And that’s okay. Especially if you are planning to go to Cosplay Kingdom at the Covenant Music House of Rock, 9851 NW 58th St., at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, where all this animated, high tech role play is encouraged. Eight bands and DJs will perform until 3 a.m. including Joysticks & Quarter Slots, Downbeat Disciples, Artisan Soul, Megan Lipsky and Rite to Bare Arms. Admission is only $10. For more information call 305-303-3976 or email email@example.com.
The South Beach Lady Yacht, docked at 4525 Collins Ave., is getting decked out for the Festival of Lights with what is being billed as Miami’s Largest Young Professional Chanukah Party on 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, departing from the Eden Rock Marina. Onboard will be a DJ spinning, a latke bar (!), sushi bar (!), hors d’oeurves and a cash bar (!). A “grand rooftop menorah lighting” will dazzle the over 400 people expected. The yacht sails at 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 until Dec. 10 and $40 after. For more information and tickets, click here.