Beneath the six-packed belly of FDR at the Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., is The Blind Dragon & Glamour Karaoke Pop Up, a temporary outpost of the “exclusive, Asian-inspired themed lounge” located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, Calif., which takes place from 11 p.m. until closing through Saturday, July 18 with private karaoke suites. While there is no cover, admission is left solely to the discretion of the doorman, and even if you sing like a swan, if he or she isn’t feeling you, be prepared to be blind to the entire concept. Good luck.
While some local chefs may have recently departed Miami in favor of New Orleans (see: Nina Compton at Compère Lapin), others are doing the reverse commute and visiting Miami from The Big Easy with a suitcase full of flavor. Among them, the James Beard-nominated Slade Rushing of the landmark Brennan’s who, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, will participate in Chef Jamie DeRosa’s Kitchen Collab at Tongue & Cheek, 431 Washington Ave. There, you’ll stuff your face with a $75 five-course dinner and, if you want to go all out, it’s an extra $25 for beverage pairings. Laissez les bons temps rouler! For reservations, call 305-704-2900.
Music to Make Ya Sweat
Record stores are going the way of the T. Rex, but when it comes to bringing the retro to the forefront on vinyl, 8-trak or iPad, Sweat Records, 5505 NE Second Ave., is the Jurassic Park of sonic youth and coolness. See and hear for yourselves from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at their live music in-store event featuring two bands playing real, live, actual music. Those bands, South Florida’s own Mr. Entertainment & The Pookiesmackers and NJ-based The Rock N’ Roll Hi-Fives will perform to support their new albums and Sweat hopes you will too, saying “No cover but buy records and support!” All ages are welcome.
Leave Them Kids Alone
Sweat Records and O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th Street, present a screening of the rock ‘n’ roll classic, Pink Floyd’s 1982 feature, The Wall at 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 22. Get there early because there will be a special vinyl giveaway before the show starts. For tickets, go to o-cinema.org.
Soaking in the Swim Week scene is Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Drive, with an SPF runway show that is open to the public and takes place from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, July 19. In addition to the regular Sunday brunch, there will be eye candy compliments of featured designers Capristan, Kblu and Agua Bendita, whose models will sashay on the runway while you stuff your face with eggs Benedict. For more unattainable eye candy, yacht purveyor Van Dutch will display their vessels. To calm down from all the excitement, Exhale Spa will be teaching complimentary yoga classes on the sand along with chair massages and express manicures, while Glam & Go will have a braid bar for those who like that sort of thing. There will also be plenty of Moët champagne, the official water of this sort of scene.