Thursday, February 21, 2008

Daily Candy Weekend Guide

February 21, 2008
The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend

The nominees for best weekend event are …

Oscar Night America
What: A live telecast complete with red carpet arrivals, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a live auction to benefit the Miami Beach Cinematheque.
Why: It’s an honor just to attend.
When: Sun. Red carpet, 6:30 p.m.; telecast, 8 p.m.
Where: Hotel Victor South Beach, 1144 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. Tickets at 305-673-4567 or online at

L’Apertif Party
What: The newly opened Nikki Beach throws a dressed-up happy hour with a bite-size tasting menu and signature cocktails.
Why: Oh, Nikki, you’re so fine.
When: Wed.-Fri., 4-7 p.m.
Where: Nikki Beach Coconut Grove, 2889 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove (305-476-3600).

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Aunt Dracula
What: The absurdist indie-pop band plays while their werewolf mascot cooks tasty treats on a waffle maker.
Why: You’re hungry like the wolf.
When: Sat., 7-11 p.m.
Where: Upper Eastside Garden, 7244 Biscayne Blvd. (305-984-3231).

Your Blood, My Blood
What: The Miami Contemporary Dance Company tackles the AIDS crisis in Africa with athletic, thought-provoking movement.
Why: There won’t be blood.
When: Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach (305-674-1040). Tickets online at

The Trabajo Mixtape Tour
What: Infamous L.A. deejays StoneRokk and Graham Funke will blow up Mokaï with a mix of hip-hop, house, and pop.
Why: It’ll be a magical mystery tour.
When: Fri., 11 p.m.-5 a.m.
Where: 235 23rd St., Miami Beach (305-531-4166).

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