Exclamatory Miami: Paella! Donuts! (Free) Pommery! (Free) Concerts!

Sunday, Bunny Sunday

Not just Easter anymore, Sunday, March 27 also happens to be–wait for it–National Paella Day (who knew?) and in celebration of it, Bulla Gastrobar, 2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd. is hosting a bash as big as the largest paella pan you’ve seen, Paella Tasting on the Terrace, where, from 6:30 p.m. you can stuff your faces with, among other things, a trio of paella, gazpacho, meats and cheeses, and flan for $48 per person in advance and, for just $15 extra, bottomless sangria. No egg hunting here, only maybe egg on your face if you forget to get tickets in advance. To get yours, call 305-401-0107.

 

Got Donuts?

A donut obsession may be sinful, but it’s not a crime unless, of course your name is Ariana Grande and you decide to lick one and put it back, nasty girl. So while the cops are in the donut shop singing way-oh-way-oh, you and your fried dough loving pals can stuff your faces at Miami’s very first donut festival. Borrowing from Jeb Bush, but likely more successful, Donuts! takes place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 31 at The Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St., and will feature samplings from places such as Beaker & Gray, Bunnie Cakes, Donut Divas, Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme, Rhino Donuts and more. There will also be ping pong, life-sized Jenga and corn hole for those looking to unload their sugar rushes. A $25 general admission ticket includes two beer tickets. For $10 more, you get in an hour earlier and open bar all night. To get the tickets, go to https://goo.gl/S9EhYl.


Free Pommery!

Got your attention, didn’t we? But not everyone should get excited. Women may not get paid as much as men, but at least they get free champagne at events like the Traymore Gin Bar’s (2445 Collins Ave.) Oysters and Champagne night every Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at which members of the lesser paid sex get free Pommery Brut Royal Champagne for the entire two hours while men have to pay. All oysters are also $2 each. For those not into bubbles, the bar offers over 40 domestic and international brands of gin, hence its name. 


Saturday in the Park

Nope, it’s not yet the 4th of July, but you may want to consider spending Saturday nights in the park–Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, 100 E. 32nd Street, specifically, where its free Saturday concerts on the Fountain Terrace are a splendid way to spend your evening. Starting at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 26 are Miami faves, Electric Piquete, followed by Viva on April 2, Son Lokos on April 9 and Apache Dragon playing a Santana tribute on April 16. Hialeah Park’s DJ El Russo will spin pre and post show starting at 8 p.m. There’s food and a bar, and admission is free. Fans of Electric Piquete can also head to Ball & Chain, 1513 SW 8th St., at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 for Piquete Sessions Jam Night in which the band will perform a set of original music and then invite guest musicians to sit in on standards composed by Herbie Hancock. ““Herbie is a living legend, and one of the band’s favorite composers of all-time,” says Piquete bassist/vocalist/mouthpiece Michael Mut. “Personally I can remember liking his electro hit ‘Rockit’ in grade school before even knowing what jazz and funk were.”  No cover. 

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