A Night with Non-Profits, Sweatstock and Dick Dale in Miami

 

A Night with Non-Profits, Sweatstock and Radio gets a permanent spot on the dial

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By Lesley Abravanel | lank@aol.com

Not profiteering
Not everyone in Miami is out for their own benefit--at least not from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 when The Young Associates of Coral Gables Museum throws the launch of a Night with Non-Profits, a semi-annual series of networking events raising awareness and funds for local charities. The inaugural event at The Hoxton, 1111 SW 1st Ave., will raise funds for twelve--count 12--selfless organizations. Attendees will learn about each and will be able to add a gift to their food and beverage tab for the charity of their choice. Each donor will receive a blinking red pin to indicate their support ever so subtly. Or is it? “By the end of the night, I hope to stand on the balcony of the Hoxton and see a sea of red lights,” said Young Associates president Christina Mas. “It would be an incredibly inspiring testament to all the support in our community.”   The event is open to the public with a suggested door donation of $10.

Taking Sweatstock
Keep your Lindsay Lohan infested Coachella and give us Sweatstock, Sweat Records’ 4th annual block party taking place from 9 a.m.—yes a.m.—to 2 a.m. Saturday, April 20 at 5505 NE 2nd Ave. On the agenda: local music, food, and vinyl other than the kind a Hello Kitty loving hipster may be wearing on his or her person. Among the headliners performing on both the Churchill’s Main Stage and the Back Patio Stage: Otto Von Schirach, ANR, Beat Machines, The Heart Electric, Astrokats, Komakozie and so many more. GastroPod, Ms. Cheezious, Veggie Xpress and Roc Kat Ice Cream Co. will feed the hungry crowds while Brian Butler of The Upper Hand art will be showing off his, er, handy work.

Making Waves
While the Miami surf may be in dire need of wave-making Viagra, the surfer scene in the city is about to get a major boost by the appearance of the King of the Surf Guitar, the legendary, one and only Dick Dale, who performs at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave. For those just looking to get their ears wet on the music for the first time, Dale invented the inimitable surf music back in the 50s. His playing style is as tubular as Kelly Slater’s badass big barrels. Hear for yourself. Tickets are $20 in advance at http://ticketfly.com/event/226547 or $25 at the door.

Station Identification
Though we reported a few weeks ago that RADIO, 814 1st St. was a pop-up bar through August, new owner Keith Menin decided to make the station—er, bar, a permanent fixture on the scene and isn’t changing formats anytime soon. Just added, however, are new cocktails, a full “Snack Bar” menu and a pizza oven to serve up slices catered by Menin Hotels’ PIZZA BAR. About those cocktails, they're the real deal, shaken and stirred by master mixologist and James Beard nominee, Craig Schoettler from Chicago’s acclaimed Drumbar and previously The Aviary. Among Schoettler's poisons: signature punch bowls that serve up to 8 people ($125). Signature drinks are $12. RADIO is also adding a new Happy Hour with 2-4-1 signature cocktails from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tune in and tune out.

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