Death & Co alive & well in Miami, art before Basel, bargain beach club, Brazilian nights & pool pop-up


Death & Co is a morbidly titled cocktail bar in Manhattan that is anything but dead. In fact, since 2006 the place has been shaking and stirring, winning awards and impressing persnicketty barflies from all over the world. Now there’s a book of recipes that you can buy in case you can’t make it over there any time soon. Celebrating the release of Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails is Plymouth Gin, Beefeater Gin, The Famous Grouse, St-Germain, Giffard, Campari and Schlitz Beer (!) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1 at — where else? — The Broken Shaker, 2727 Indian Creek Dr. The $55 ticket includes admission, a copy of the book and complimentary Death & Co cocktails served by the bar’s expert mad, mod scientists for three hours. To purchase, click here.

Artsy Partsy
Before the Art Basel onslaught that will shut you out of pretty much everything, why not take advantage of an event at which you are actually welcomed, this one in the form of Fine Art Auctions Miami’s preview cocktail party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at 80 NE 40th St.? You’ll sip champagne and preview an estimated $2.5 to $3 million in works by Matisse, Sergio Carmago, Wilfredo Lam, Robert Matta, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Zhan Wang and more. Jewels from swanky pedigrees including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Faberge, and Tiffany will also be on display.  For the serious buyers, the Exceptional Jewels auction is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 while the Important Paintings and Sculptures auction is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. The preview party is free and open to the public with RSVP to

Bargain Beach Club
Just in time for Art Basel, Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House is offering a very un-Basel like bargain in the form of Cecconi’s 4 to 7 Happy hour taking place from, yep, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, featuring menu items priced from — wait for it — $4 to $7. Best of all, the happy hour is no longer confined just to the bar area and spreads out to the main dining room and outdoor garden, too.

Getting a Brazilian
Regent Cocktail Club, 1685 James Ave., launches the bi-weekly Brazilian Nights Bossa Nova starting at 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, where Caipirinhas will be sold for $14 and Brazilian jazz-soul artists BraSoul perform live.  Founded by multi-disciplinary artist and vocalist Paloma Dueñas, BraSoul combines native Brazilian tunes with classic American favorites to create a unique genre-bending sound. Imagine mashups between Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder and Brazilian songwriters  Djavan and Gilberto Gil.
Pop Culture
As much as we cringe at the as-ubiquitous-as-Flo Rida-term ‘pop-up,’ the concept really is a fun one despite its hackneyed name and will prove such when it arises and emerges at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at The Shelborne Wyndham Grand pool, 1801 Collins Ave., for a Parke & Ronen temporary shopping event that is open to the public all weekend and features free booze from Pampelonne and Wodka Vodka. The pop up continues Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.