Winter Music madness, movies, and a selfless schlep for shoes!

Winter Music Madness

There are more DJs in town this week than there are bottles of Advil and Exedrin, so if you can’t beat em, join the beats or put on ear plugs, because this. . . is . . . Winter . . .Music . . . Week … or something like that.
And while there are ticketed events all over town, there are some that require nothing but a little patience and that’s about it. Among them, SushiSamba Miami Beach, where from Friday through Sunday there will be DJs doing their thing from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. Among them, Marcello Bentine, Studio Apartment, Sunlightsquare, Eric Kupper, Carlos Fusaro, Terron Darby and Richard Jones. Google them if you will, if you have to, or just go and hear them out for yourselves. There’s no cover, but you need to buy at least a drink or dinner to loiter inside the restaurant. Those for whom money is no real object may want to consider springing for a Brabbe F You Band, which, at $599.99 each, you’ll get immediate priority entry to seven venues including sold out shows at Club Space, Mansion,  MANA Wynwood, SET and pool parties at the Surfcomber, Raleigh and National. The bands are available at www.fyoubands.com. Last but not least, for the unticketed or the Ultra masochists who insist on keeping the party going, Toro Toro in  the InterContinental Miami at 100 Chopin Plaza will be open to the public nonstop from 4 p.m. until 5 a.m. Friday through Sunday, featuring their own line up of DJs and a special Ultra-themed food and drink menu in case, says a rep, “anyone actually has an appetite.”  
Cinemasaurus

While some of your friends have chosen to attend assorted music events, channeling their inner cavemen and women on the dancefloor, you have opted out. But that doesn’t mean you don’t dig prehistoric activity, which is why O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th St., is showing the animated flick The Land Before Time as part of their Cine Al Fresco Series from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 28. The outdoor screening is free, dog friendly though they may not dig the cartoon dinosaurs, and will feature dinner for sale from Los Chamos. Blankets and chairs are encouraged to sprawl out in the outdoor courtyard.
 
Newman’s Own

Nobody’s April fool, Fast Eddie Felson is a pool shark with his own line of popcorn, salad dressing and wine. Oops, never mind. Screening at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 on the Miami Beach Soundscape at New World Center, 500 17th St., is the Paul Newman classic, The Hustler, which could definitely be an apt description for many South Beach sharks—billiards or otherwise. The screening is free as usual as is the one on Thursday, this one for those who don’t mind reading English subtitles translating the 1933 black and white French flick Zéro de Conduite, which means something that could also aptly describe some of the Ultra crowd—Zero Conduct — but never the civilized cinematic crowd convening at Soundscape, of course. 
New Shuzz

A 46 mile drive north is nothing when the end result of it isn’t just a refill at the Mobil station but pairs of new shoes donated to children in poverty-stricken areas around the world regardless of race, class or any other criteria. The super souls proving these souls are known as SHUZZ, pronounced, yep, like the ones on your feet, and are hosting their annual charity fashion show from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, April 2 at the Mizner Park Ampitheater, 590 Plaza Real, in Boca Raton. Your ears may pop from the altitude but once you arrive, you will be privy to a fashion show by Neiman Marcus showing the Haute Hippie Spring 2015 line along with a performance by Cirque Dreams and an appearance by designer Trish Wescoat Poundwill. Tickets range from $75 to $250 and all include snacks from area restaurants, some include a Tito’s open bar. All include the awesome opportunity to help a kid cover his or her feet. For more information click here. 

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