Velvet Underground: Gratis Champagne at Duffy's in North Miami Beach, Adoré Nightclub brings Vegas to South Beach, and yoga to soothe an over-partied soul at The Standard
Duffy's throws a NCAA Final Four party, Adoré opens with DJ Morgan Page, and The Standard invites you to 'Spring Renewal' by the bay
Channeling Your Inner Baller
Not everyone can be a Miami Heat player nor can anyone--we don't think--win Warren Buffet's impossible bracket challenge, but from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 you can at least channel your inner baller when Duffy's Sports Grill, 3969 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, starts "popping Champagne like they won the championship game" at its recently revamped outdoor bar and pool lounge during the NCAA Final Four. In addition to the free bubbles for females, DJ Jessica Bantista will spin while the 200+ TVs show the games. Guests are also encouraged to "come dressed in team spirit and bathing suits." Whatever you do, just come dressed in general.
Now open, Adoré (ah-door-ay), 2000 Collins Ave., is the brainchild of Cy Waits, best known for Sin City hot spots Tryst and XS. While it's located in Miami Beach, the club is said to capture "the one-of-a-kind ambiance of Las Vegas," which means, basically that it's Miami without the gambling. “What better place to open Adoré than in the most unique city in the world,” says Waits. “Adoré offers an intimate experience with a touch of exclusivity. We’re looking forward to making our mark on the Miami nightlife scene.” The 12,000-square- foot space at the Boulan Hotel boasts an "LED sphere," offering a contemporary take on the disco ball concept." Hey now, if it ain't broke and it still sparkles...but we digress. There are also "luxurious booths," "a vibrant ceiling," and an "elite sound system." Superlatives aside, the place should be super sonic, with LA-based progressive electro and house DJ Morgan Page as its resident spinster. The, uh, doors, will be open from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday or as long as a recent lawsuit by investors against the owners claiming that millions of dollars meant for the club were mismanaged and spent on personal expenses, putting the club at risk of bankruptcy and the investors at risk of losing all their money allows it to.
Most places in town claim to have the best something or other, but The Stage's (170 NE 38th St.) Friday night Beats & Rhymes party wins for their claims that "Every Friday will change your Saturday mornings." Whether that's true or not is purely subjective, but starting at 10 p.m. this Friday, April 4, the party is for the birthday of 2 Live Crew's Brother Marquis hosted by co-Crew man Fresh Kid Ice, aka The Chinaman. DJ LS One will guest on the turntables. Cover is $10 with women getting in free before midnight. Send us a note and let us know if the Saturday morning disclaimer was true or not.
If you're still suffering from that time change many moons ago or just from last night, or if you have been told perhaps that you are a bit soulless lately, consider Soul Swimming, a bayside yoga "Spring Renewal" with Sharon Aluma 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 at The Standard, 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach. Aluma wants you to "bathe yourself in the energy of the setting sun," in which "you will feel the warmth and power of the practice swimming in your soul." In other words, it's yoga on the docks at sunset. Sounds pretty soothing. The $30 cover includes access to the indoor baths to make sure you wash away any of that pre-soul swimming soullessness.
- Velvet Underground: A daytime salute to Overtown with music and art and Swim Week cascades through South Beach
- Velvet Underground: Huahua's Taqueria launches a hot happy hour series and The Duke Lounge/Gallery opens in Little Havana
- Velvet Underground: An all-American party at the National Hotel and Nikki Beach celebrates bacon on the beach
- Velvet Underground: party like a local at Rec Room on Thursdays and eat your way through Brickell with The Kitchen Hop
- Velvet Underground: Celebrate singledom with a bonafide 'Divorce Party' in South Beach, the Biltmore brings it back to the '80s, Gerry Kelly's annual birthday bash returns, and YoungArts presents new salon series
- Velvet Underground: Macchialina presents bartender Robert Ferrara in this month's bar takeover, Jazid on South Beach turns 18, and The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions hosts Solo Cup Sundays
- Velvet Underground: Yet another reason to raise your Negroni this week, DJ Roger Sanchez doles out a serious dose of disco at Story, and sing to win the Ultimate Miami Voice
- Velvet Underground: Summertime happy hour at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, South Beach's Mr. Melvin Show welcomes Jon Secada, Fiesta Friday at Duffy's, Privileged Sundays return to the Delano, and the National Hotel launches party with vintage cocktails
- Velvet Underground: Hyde-out for the NBA Playoffs, Orange Blossom in South Beach launches high-end happy hour, a chic soirée with Barbara Hulanicki of "Biba," and get wet this weekend at the W Fort Lauderdale
- 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