Thursday, April 16, 2009

DailyCandy Miami - The Weekend Guide‏

The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend

Have a gay old time.

The Black & White Circus Ball
What: Campy performances — hypnotists, a depressed clown, a retired fire-eater — followed by a boozy postshow bash to kick off Miami’s first gay pride fest.
Why: The ball’s in your court.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Miami Science Museum, 3280 S. Miami Ave. (305-646-4200).

Zushi Flirt Opens
What: The come-hither sushi bar in the revamped Z Ocean Hotel (formerly De Soleil) offers sexily named food like the Climax roll: lobster, avocado, cucumber, and caviar.
Why: Get some (yellow)tail.
When: Opens Sat. Daily, noon-11 p.m.
Where: 1437 Collins Ave., South Beach (305-672-4554).

Alvin Ailey 50th Anniversary
What: The iconic dance troupe pirouettes its way through a dozen pieces in the stunning, weekend-long retrospective.
Why: Look before they leap.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. (305-949-6722).

Taste Bakery Cafe Opens
What: The South Beach staple opens a second, larger location for its delish sandwiches, pastries, coffee, and free Wi-Fi.
Why: Tastes great, more filling.
When: Daily, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 1683 Jefferson Ave., South Beach (305-672-8077).

The Nature of Things
What: Photography from local artist Antonia Wright, who captures people’s reaction to the absurd, and her former mentor, Clyde Butcher, whose black and white shots make nature look surreal.
Why: It’s a natural resource.
When: Fri.-May 29. Opening reception, Fri., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Renee Gallery, 1331 SW 8th St., Little Havana (305-856-6789).

Happy Hour and Pool Party
What: Sunny Isles’s Solé on the Ocean launches two-for-one cocktails on Fridays and a poolside weekend fiesta with music by DJ Baby Dre and snacks by Epicure.
Why: A little bit of heart and Solé.
When: Happy hour, Fri., 4-7 p.m.; pool party, Sat. & Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 17315 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach.

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