Miami Heat after party, EPIC new happy hours, Life in Color & Wine & Reggae in Wynwood

The Life In Color (formerly known as Dayglow) event with splattered paint and DJs took place at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Friday, Dec. 28. Photo: Tomas Loewy

Y Not?


Should you find yourself holding Miami Heat tickets for the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, January 19th, consider making an entire night out of it, starting with dinner at Hyde and then celebrating the hopeful home team win with “an exclusive after party” celebrating the closing day of Agenda, a streetwear buyer’s show taking place for the first time in Miami. There, a label called LYFE Brand has paired up with HYDE (our caps, not theirs) for a celebration of LYFE’s spring collection featuring limited edition “co-branded” LYFE and HYDE hats, among other things. There will also be specialty cocktail called, wait for it, Hyde Lyfe. DJ Damaged Goods (but not LYFE’s, of course) will spin. Party is open to Heat ticketholders. Doors open at 6 p.m., game starts at 7:30 p.m. and after party is whenever the game ends. For ticketing and dinner reservations go to www.hydeaaarena.com

 

 

While in the Area


Friday nights at Area 31 at the EPIC, 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, just got some extra circumference in the form of a new poolside bar at which DJ Kristian Caro will spin starting at 5 p.m. Also new and improved there is the Chase the Clock happy hour featuring all sorts of cocktails priced by the hour starting at $5 at 5 p.m. and going all the way up to $11 at 11 p.m., proving that the early bird does indeed get the worm in the tequila with change left over. Downstairs at LILT Lounge on Saturdays is NeoSoul Saturday which offers a new menu of “social bites” (as opposed to anti-social bites which sound like they’d involve skin to skin contact, but we digress. .  .), champagne and craft cocktails and an “exclusively produced set of Neo-soul arrangements.” For specifics, go to 

http://www.area31restaurant.com/ or  http://www.liltlounge.com/

 

Technicolor Screams


First there were foam parties and we thought that was cute—and ironically the antithesis of clean. And now, The Life in Color Festival, coming to Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St., Saturday, January 16 starting at 5:30 p.m., will bring over 20,000 gallons of paint to be sprayed and dumped all over ecstatic EDM fans foaming at the mouths. Among the electro-musicians performing at this Pollock on paintball party:  Jack Ü, Steve Aoki, and Flosstradamus, Big Sean, Zeds Dead, and Trey Boi. There will also be real art installations, acrobatic performers and alleged ‘chill zones’ at which you can admire all the living, breathing, sweating art around you. Tickets range from $100 to $135 and are available at licmiami.com 

 

Rasta Fare

You’ve heard of wine and cheese, wine and roses, but how about wine and reggae? We know you usually like to pair your Marley with a fruit of a different vine, but from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, January 17 at the Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St., the Wine & Reggae Festival will feature wine, food, music and good vibes. Besides the food trucks and wine tastings, there will be hair braiding, face and body painting, nail art and wine raffles. Admission is just $5 and available at the door or at sippingsocials.com

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