Velvet Underground: Cheers to craft beers with Wynwood Brewing Company, DASH presents the Phantom Film Festival at NWS, hunt for hidden art, and yoga at The Standard

 

Celebrate American Craft Beer Week with local brews, support budding film makers, drink like a local at CATCH, and shake it all off at The Standard's Friday night yoga session

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By Lesley Abravanel | lank@aol.com

Getting Crafty
American Craft Beer Week takes on an extra special meaning this year considering the battle Florida waged against brewers across the state. To show just how crafty they can be, Wynwood Brewing Company is throwing some seriously hoppin' parties. Among them, a beer pairing dinner at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16 at Batch GastroPub, 30 SW 12 St. Cost is $45 per person and reservations can be made by calling 305-808-5555. Beginning Friday and continuing through Saturday, WBC will help World of Beer Midtown, 3252 NE 1st Ave., celebrate its one-year anniversary with a special tapping of Pop's Porter with Chocolate, Almond and Coffee, five additional taps of WBC's best, and giveaways, too.

Haute Auteurs
Because people on South Beach love to say they were the first to do, eat, see, hear, buy things, why not check out the Phantom Film Festival at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 at the New World Center for the Arts, 500 17th St., featuring the films of the talented students at the Design and Architecture High School (aka DASH) --you know, the ones who will go on to do big, great things at the box office, we hope? Tickets are $15 and available at dashptsa.com.

Wherefore Art Thou?
Scavenging for things is never a good look unless it involves a quest for artistic treasures like it does through the weekend at Bottle & Bottega's Art Hunt Miami. Apparently someone has hidden four local artists' paintings throughout some of "Greater Miami's chic dining venues." Clues are on B&B's Miami Facebook page: Facebook.com/BottleBottegaMiami. Just take a picture of your find and post it on their page. The first person to find a painting will receive two free tickets to an upcoming B&B paint and wine party. The hunt is open to the public and ends Sunday, May 18. Happy scavenging.

A Great Catch
As "season" winds down and locals start taking back their city, CATCH Miami, 1545 Collins Ave., introduces two reasons to go out--one is Twilight Tonics from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, featuring gourmet grub for $8 each and a selection of $10 cocktails. The other, Ladies Night Out, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays offers a special $10 menu and a cocktail called Lolita, with Absolut, Pavan liqueur and strawberries for $10.
 
H 2 Ohmmm
After a long week of work, whining, wining and dining, tweaking your chi on a Friday night may sound dirty, but it's anything but. Cleanse your chakras from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 16 at The Standard Miami, 40 Island Ave., where Esteban Salazar will lead a Vinyasa class to achieve "ecstatic bliss." Legally. Following this communing with your inner ecstasy, take a plunge in the indoor baths before heading out to ruin yourself all over again. Cost is $30.

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