(petit) Miami, 1929 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, knows how to reel in gaggles of gals on random Tuesday nights. “Bella Notte” is offering free wine all night long for “tables of ladies.” Really, what more can be said about this other than to give a phone number for those reservations? 305-534-9887.
Noir is the new B/W
With the recent passing of Lauren Bacall, there’s little left of old school Hollywood glamour that’s not preserved in celluloid. Cellulite is another story, but we’ll save that for the tabloids. Anyway, paying homage to Hollywood is Touché Rooftop Lounge’s, 15 NE 11th St., Miami, new weekly Wednesday soirée, Miami Noir, starting at 10 p.m. and featuring black and white flicks, a special menu by Chef Carla Pellegrino, and “specially curated cocktails.” No cover.
Playing on Homefield
Hialeah’s “Latin Funk Kings” Electric Piquete will make their debut at Homefield Sports Bar & Grill, 8575 SW 124th Ave., at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 with three 60-minute sets of live music. The show is free and there’s a full bar, more than 60 beers on tap, drink specials and an extensive food menu.
As part of db Bistro Moderne’s “Miami’s Own Wine Dinner Series,” 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) director Jaie Laplante is working closely with executive chef Jason Pringle to direct a multi-course menu paired with Spanish wines paying homage to MIFFecito, the mid-season festival taking place in Oct. and featuring a film hailing from the Basque region of Spain. The dinner takes place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 and included in the $75 plus tax and tip is a ticket to the MIFFecito feature film.
Out of the Box
The W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Ave., is adding some substance to your Thursday nights in the form of the W SpeakerBox concert series from 8 to 10 p.m. The weekly series takes place in the very sceney and scenic Living Room lounge and features “curated performances” from the worlds of jazz, pop, R&B, soul, funk, electronic and pretty much everything in between. Maybe even country, we hope. Performing on Thursday, Sept.18 is Manu Manzo and on the 25th Cat Shell is set to seduce. Each concert features a “signature artisanal libation” inspired by the evening’s “musical styling.” There will also be snacks. And social media. Use hashtag #WSOBEMusic. No cover. For more information on the series, call 305-938-3000.
Time for Champagne
Moet & Chandon wants you to know that every hour is a reason to toast with a glass of their finest bubbles, particularly starting at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Toro Toro, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, where the glasses go up a dollar with each hour till midnight. So, get there at 7 p.m., your first flute is $7, at 8 p.m. it’s $8, and so on. As chic as Champagne is, being late to this party isn’t financially fashionable. The earlier you get there, the bubblier you’ll be!
Ibiza may have been the celeb spot of the summer, but now that summer is pretty much so last season, check out the year-round fabulousness at the Sundown Lounge at the Fontainebleau’s La Côte, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, where, from 7 to 10 p.m. every Saturday there will be cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a soundtrack by DJs Jax and Felipe Kaval. While the drink “specials” are certainly special, in that they aren’t cheap at an average of $16 each, it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than flying to Ibiza, no?