Sunday symphony, saused Flamingos, philanthropic models and a new monthly Edition

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All About that Bass

If you thought Saturday in the park was like the Fourth of July, imagine a free concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Collins Park and it will feel at the very least like Arbor Day. Picnic as the Miami Symphony Orchestra (aka MISO) performs at the third annual MISO@thebass. Families are encouraged to come early – 2 p.m. specifically – during which time IDEA@thebass will offer free admission to the museum in addition to art projects and gallery games. 

Tipsy Kitsch

Pink flamingos evoke the Florida of yore, a kitschy, tacky, simpler time. Starting Friday, Jan. 23, that flamingo is getting soused in the outdoor garden next to Mokai, 235 23rd St. and taking on an entirely new, inebriated persona known as Smashed Flamingo. From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. you’ll imbibe at a full scale bourbon bar stocked with craft beers, among other spirits. There will also be a weekly rotating barbecue (Friday starts with the traditional Caja China), picnic tables, classic board games, knock hockey, and wooden porch swings all set to a delightfully retro, hopefully sometimes kistchy, old school soundtrack.  Drinks and barbecue plates are $8 each. There is no cover. For more information visit smashedflamingo.com and facebook.com/smashedflamingo.
 
Model Behavior

Although the modeling scene in Miami isn’t quite what it used to be circa Versace’s lifetime, it still exists and in the case of Miami Model Citizens, it’s a lot more than striking poses and filling up empty South Beach bars and clubs. Created by Ben Wilson and Lisa Morales, MMC are “more than just pretty faces [and are]  . . . trailblazers from the fashion, business and social scene focused on making an impact upon our South Florida community through charity volunteerism and philanthropy.” To see the gang in action, check out their mixer from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 at Cavalli, 150 Ocean Drive. A $20 donation will get you one drink, “light apps,” and a foot in the door of pretty people doing pretty philanthropic stuff. For more information, go to www.miamimodelcitizens.com.

In Fusion

Not everything that recurs monthly has to cramp your style, at least at the brand new Miami Beach Edition, 2901 Collins Ave. where events guy Scott Hauser is kicking off a new monthly party there at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24. The poolside party at Tropicale will feature “drinks, food, music and fun.” The launch party will also have an open bar from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. so it pays to be early. If you prefer late night shenanigans, there’s a requisite after party that starts around 1 a.m. at the hotel’s hot spot, Basement. For more info, email Scott.Hauser@EditionHotels.com. (There also may be models there.)

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