Thursday, April 3, 2008

DailyCandy Miami - The Weekend Guide‏

The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend

Spring weekend, had you a blast.

What: The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden begins its Movie Under the Stars Night with Sandy, Frenchie, and the gang.
Why: It’s the one that you want (ooh, ooh, ooh).
When: Thurs., 8 p.m.
Where: 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables (305-667-1651).

Taste and Toast
What: The Miami Wine and Food Fest kicks off with nibbles from 30 local restos and vino galore to benefit the United Way of Miami Dade and Camillus House.
Why: United we stand; divided we drink.
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables. Tickets at

Bacardi B-Live Miami
What: A free VIP concert with Groove Armada, Deep Dish, Dave Navarro, DJ Skribble, and more. Plus, sip drinks on the Bacardi Avenue of Cocktails (yum, mojitos) or make your own signature cocktail (using a fancy computer).
Why: You should have majored in mixology.
When: Apr. 19. Sat. Doors open at 4 p.m.
Where: Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami.

Bali Ha’i at The Kampong
What: Miami culinary faves (Azul, Jake’s, Brosia) serve up their best while auctioneers tempt you with a Key West getaway to the Beachside Resort.
Why: Benefits the tropical botanical garden and American Institute of Wine & Food scholarships.
When: Sun., 5-8 p.m.
Where: The Kampong, 4013 S. Douglas Rd., Coconut Grove (305-447-1040).

Spoken Soul
What: SWAN (Support Woman Artists Now) presents a lady-filled line-up of spoken word, fine art, fashion, and photography.
Why: More than girl talk.
When: Sat., 6 p.m.
Where: The White Room, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Downtown (305-995-5050).

Inspirational Brunch
What: Joley’s three-course, prix fixe brunch touts creamy cheddar cheese grits, jumbo lump crab omelets, and gospel diva Maryel Epps.
Why: Praise be the pancakes.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 956 Washington Ave., Miami Beach (305-534-3343).

MFAA Shopping Event
What: Sip cocktails and get up to 60 percent off Claudia E., Chaiken, and more from ToffMiami.
Why: Nothing to Toff at.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: LuminaireX, 4040 NE 2nd Ave. (305-576-5788).

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