Thursday, May 28, 2009

DailyCandy Miami - The Weekend Guide‏


The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend

A picture perfect weekend.

Anato-Me Opening Reception
What: Diaspora Vibe Gallery hosts a party for the photography exhibit, the newest addition to its Off the Wall/Experimental series.
Why: A photo opportunity.
When: Thru June 4. Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: 3938 N. Miami Ave., Design District (305-573-4046).

Sarava Sundays
What: The Ritz throws a poolside party with $7 cachaça cocktails, Afro-Brazilian house music, and a live samba performance.
Why: Fresh water.
When: Sun., 5-9 p.m.
Where: 1 Lincoln Rd., South Beach. Info at 786-276-4008.

Ben & Jerry’s Flipped Out
What: The Vermont ice cream wizards turn the ice cream world on its head (literally) with new single-serve sundaes neatly packaged upside down. Simply tip, tap, and serve — preferably to yourself.
Why: It’s flippin’ delicious.
When: See a schedule of tasting events at
Where: At your local grocery store.

Sip & Spa
What: Newbie Essensia enters the happy hour scene with a Thursday party (complimentary Veev cocktails and minispa treatments, half off organic wine and lounge food).
Why: Makes good sense.
When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Palms Hotel & Spa, 3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (305-908-5458).

The A31 Express
What: Swank spot Area 31 launches lunch service — a gourmet wrap, gazpacho or salad, pastry, and nonboozy drink for $17. (Call ahead to take it to go.)
Why: Baja Fresh, again?
When: Mon.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Epic Hotel, 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, 16th flr., Brickell (305-424-5234).

Taste of the Gables
What: The nabe’s second restaurant week kicks off on Friday with a free outdoor fete full of tasty samples from local eateries.
Why: Food for thought.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m. Restaurant week, June 1-14.
Where: The breezeway, b/t 65 Miracle Mile & 45 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables.

Mediterranean Experience Miami
What: The expo opens to the public, so we can sample the region’s wines and food at 150 booths.
Why: At $35, it’s a cheap vacay.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., hall c, South Beach (305-673-7311).

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