Bodega, Brandt's Break, Baboons and Audrina Patridge bring on the scene

Summertime Hydration

In celebration of the summer swelter, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, 1220 16th St., has launched a daily happy hour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ensuring that you stay well hydrated and fed on $4 draft beers, $5 tequila shots, $6 specialty cocktails, $2 tacos, $3 chips and guac and $4 chips and salsa. Says Bodega, “Now there is no reason to not have Mexican every night.” Really. Taco Tuesday was so last week. The South Beach hot spot is also introducing a new summer cocktail menu with fruity, summery ingredients and, in some cases, absinthe. Suddenly it feels like summer–or something. Ole!

 

Nocturnal Nostalgia
For those who have been through South Beach’s halcyon days and keep talking about it like an old war vet, you get it. For those who don’t, it’s ok, there’s booze. Reuniting for the first time in 20 years from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday, June 5 at Hush Bar and Lounge, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave., is Bobby Brandt and his gang of seasoned hipsters who used to run and play at a place called Brandt’s Break, a hot and happening pool hall of sorts that was frequented by super models, scenesters and everyone in between. Musical guest star Nil Lara performs and hosts Eric Levin, Robert Ziehm and Lawrence Turner will regale everyone with misty vodka-colored memories of the nights of yore. There’s no cover. Just bring your memories or your willingness to listen.

Primate Scene
Cue the jazz hands here or at least clap because Miami’s public jazz radio station 88.9 WDNA is celebrating the 10th on air anniversary of personalities Majica and Mano P. whose show Global Gumbo isn’t the only impressive thing on their resumes. They’re also the founding members of Latin funk band The Baboons, who will play a concert in conjunction with the decade milestone with a concert at June 6 at thhe WDNA Jazz Gallery, 2921 Coral Way. The band will showcase songs from their upcoming recording, Spanglish, a “musical portrait of modern Miami” currently in production. Admission to the show is $10 for WDNA members and $15 general admission.Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with a cheese and wine reception. Show starts at 8 p.m.  For more information call 305-510-3003. 

Joining the Klique
Klique, a new group meeting app, is having a big launch party from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday,  June 6 at The Raleigh, 1775 Collins Ave. There, you will meet lots of groups, but also former MTV reality show person Audrina Patridge, who is hosting the party. And although it is invite only, Klique is offering free admission to the first 100 people who rsvp to RSVP@Klique.com.

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