Wild Tales in the A+E
If you’re gonna call yourself the Arts + Entertainment District, then, besides pricey real estate, give the people some arts and entertainment, which is exactly what the AED is doing with all sorts of cool, free events such as the one from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, September 17 on the CANVAS lot, 90 NE 17th St. (yep, the site of a future condo), during which time the Miami Film Festival will screen the award-winning Argentine comedy, Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales). In addition to the flick, there will be free Barton & Guestier wines for the first hour, food by Gaucho Ranch, sweets from Mad Chiller and Airstream Apothecary’s cocktails and Becks beer specials. Bring family, friends, and lawn chairs and maybe a check for a condo. Just kidding. Or not. Squatting, at least on Thursday, is totally free. The event is 21 and over and RSVP is a must at AEDistrictMiami.Eventbrite.com.
Show de Bola
Although your social life may resemble a carnival of sorts, a roller coaster of raucousness, there’s nothing like the careful choreography of a Brazilian Carnival or, for that matter, a film festival, such as the 9th Brazilian Film Festival of Miami, opening at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the New World Center’s SoundScape, 500 17th St., with a free screening of the 2014 flick Trinta. Said flick tells the tale of Joãosinho Trinta, into whose lap the daunting duty of throwing a carnival fell. No easy task, Trinta prepared the festivities in record time amidst various hurdles. All you have to do is sit back and watch. For more information on BRAFF and its movies, go to www.mbcinema.com. As for throwing your own carnivals, you’re on your own.
A booming bastion of bustle, Brickell (say that twenty times fast) is expanding faster than Kim Kardashian’s rear end and for many, that’s a good thing. Joining the boom on September 14 is Marion, the sibling of the Euro-fab South Beach hot spot Baoli, opening at 1111 SW 1st Ave. and promising to be “an epicurean love affair.” The “breezy restaurant, oyster bar, grand cafe and bakery,” will feature the requisite, ubiquitous “locally sourced cuisine,” but beyond that, the crowd will likely comprise a well rounded microcosm of the globe, attracting jet setters and locals from all parts. Bienvenue, bienvenidos and welcome Miss Thing. We’re sure you’ll fit right in to the neighborhood. For reservations go to www.marionmiami.com.
Dolores But Call Me Tequila
History buffs may recognize the date of September 16 as the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence in a small town called Dolores, Mexico, but boozehounds will prefer to consider that date another reason to drink, and Cantina La Veinte Miami, 495 Brickell Ave., is getting a jump start on all the festivities on September 15, featuring special bottle pricing, drink specials, “surprises” and more. Conveniently, the restaurant is also celebrating its first anniversary, giving people two reasons to toss a few back. Nothing to cry at, like The Grito de Dolores, however, you may feel differently on Wednesday morning, the actual day of the so-called Cry of Dolores. Godspeed and cheers.