This Week’s Miami Happenings: Four Seasons’ Fashion Pop-Up, Sugarcane, Serafina

SUNDAY (Cinco de Mayo): Four Seasons’ Pop-Up Shop & Brunch
Four Seasons is hosting a panel of local fashion experts at their Style Sessions pop-up shop, where the experts will dish out summer advice on how to look and remain looking hot when you’re hot, sweaty, and agitated in the blazing, beachy sun. Accessories and products are on sale at the pop-up, and a decadent Four Seasons Sunday brunch follows, along with a one-on-one style consultation. The $50 tickets include advice at Style Sessions, brunch, free cocktails, a VIP Gift Bag, and access to Four Seasons’ pool. A day at the Four Seasons doesn’t get better (and cheaper).

Four Seasons Style Sessions pop-up is happening Cinco de Mayo, May 5th. (1435 Brickell Ave., Brickell) is open now. For details, check out the listing in BlackBook Guides. For tickets, visit the official website.

NOW: Spring Bites At Sugarcane
Midtown’s pioneering establishment Sugarcane has launched its spring menu full of crispy Florida frog legs and pan-seared foie gras over homemade rhubarb brioche. The flop steak with chimichurri sauce, an upgrade from the skirt variety, is a stellar addition to the menu no matter the season.

The spring menu at Sugarcane (3252 NE 1st Ave., Midtown) is available now. For details, check out the listing in BlackBook Guides.

NOW: The Serafina Summer Discount
One of the many benefits of claiming residency on Miami Beach is that until July 31, Serafina is offering 15-percent off on all their menus (better parking options and the best people-watching are the other SOBE perks.) All that’s required is a non-forged utility bill or driver’s license plus, of course, a healthy appetite.

The discounted menu at Serafina (1111 Collins Ave.,South Beach) is available now. For details, check out the listing in BlackBook Guides.

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This Week’s Miami Happenings: Sunset at Dolce, Sundays at Bianca, and Free Ice Cream

NOW: Dolce, chef Paolo Dorigato’s stylish restaurant at the Gale South Beach, has launched two specials designed to get you tipsy and full early. The Aperitivo Happy Hour serves two-for-one beers and specialty cocktails, including Bellinis and Rossinis (strawberry puree and prosecco). The daily Sunset Prix Fixe dinner menu, priced at $29 per person, offers a three-course meal that pulls together some of Dorigato’s fresh pastas, appetizers, and classic Italian desserts. Both programs get underway at 6 pm and run until 7:30 p.m.

DETAILS: For more information on Dolce (1690 Collins Ave., South Beach) check out the BlackBook Guides listing.

SUNDAY: Chilled out Sundays? Not on Bianca’s watch. The beige-loving eatery at the Delano is launching a high-energy Classic Sundays party this week. DJs will spin classic tunes as you feast on a $65 three-course meal with unlimited prosecco for extra $35. You can sleep at your desk on Monday.

DETAILS: For more information on Bianca (1685 Collins Ave. South Beach), check out the BlackBook Guides listing.

MONDAY: Summer is coming to Miami. Good thing the Ben & Jerry’s truck is coming too, passing out free ice cream to keep you cool.  To get your fix on this Free Cone Day, follow the Vermont-based sugar fairies’ truck on Twitter and ask it to drop by. If you’re lucky, the truck will bring ice cold refreshment right to you. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal.

DETAILS: To summon the Ben & Jerry’s truck, tweet @BenJerrysTruck and use the hashtag #OMGFreeBenJerrys. 

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This Week’s Miami Happenings: The Flat, The Cypress Room, & Cafeina’s Mezzanine Open

SUNDAY: A Grown-Up Lounge Opens In SoFi
Wondering if the art of a conversation with posing hotties in a posh setting is the ultimate in oxymoron? Cedric Adegnika, the owner of The Flat, a new, Euro-themed cocktail lounge in SoFi, is banking on proving that allegory false. The spot is for those who intend to bookend their evening plans with a pre-dinner martini and nightcap in an environment where hushed conversations abound. As with all other Adegnika’ endeavors/sought-after VIP experiences, an outing at The Flat should be anything but deflated.

The Flat (500 S. Pointe Dr., South Beach) is open now. For details, check out the listing in BlackBook Guides.

NOW: The Cypress Room Raises The Bar
Michael Schwartz, the wizard who put the Design District on the culinary map, has opened his latest eatery The Cypress Room that pays homage to the good ol’ American eats, classic cocktails, roaring ‘20s, and taxidermy. Schwartz’ restaurantserves up Roel Alcudias understated dinner creations and Hedy Goldsmith’s sweets, with plans to unveil the lunch menu in the near future.

The Cypress Room (3620 NE Second Ave., Design District) is open now. Check out the listing in BlackBook Guides.

THURSDAY: Caffeinated Birthday
Wynwood’s beloved Cafeina is three years old. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the hyphenate spot (bar-gallery-restaurant) is debuting Mezzanine, the new upstairs lounge area, where burlesque performances and free cocktails will help you get into the celebratory mood.

Mezzanine at Cafeina Wynwood Lounge (297 NW 23rd St., Wynwood)opens Thursday the 4th. For details, check out the listing in BlackBook Guides. 

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This Week’s Miami Happenings: Easter Brunch At The Ritz, BrazilFoundation, Greek Opens In Midtown

SUNDAY: Easter Brunch Gets A Makeover At The Ritz
Easter celebration gets a posh upgrade thanks to the holiday shenanigans The Ritz-Carlton South Beach has in store for this Sunday. The Bistro One LR serves brunch, which will include a holiday-inspired buffet complete with a raw bar, meat carving stations, champagne cocktails, and chocolate homage to the Easter bunny. Still have room for more? The celebration continues at DiLido Beach Club, where the purchase of a bottle of Moet Ice champagne or two bottles of rosé will get you a pound of free stone crabs.

Easter brunch is happening at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach (1 Lincoln Rd, South Beach) on Sunday the 31st. For details, check out the listing in BlackBook Guides.

TUESDAY: BrazilFoundation Gets Sexy At Vizcaya
Wanna hit on the future Victoria Secret angels in training or scrutinize the legit bombshells who already earned their wings? Arguably the sexiest altruistic undertaking this side of the equator, the BrazilFoundation is holding its second annual gala at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens to generate resources for the community-led initiatives, while showing off some of its homeland’s best-looking assets.

BrazilFoundation Miami’s second-annual gala is happening this Tuesday at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (3251 S. Miami Ave., Coral Gables.) For tickets, visit the official website.

NOW: Greek Bites Debut In Midtown
Midtown’s international culinary line-up in is adding a Hellenic joint to its eclectic mix: Kouzina Greek Bistro. The Bistro promises to serve an authentic fare, thanks to a mash-up of herbs, extra-rich olive oils, honey, and pungent kalamata olives executed by the chef Alexia Apostolidi, who arrived from Greece literally last week.

Kouzina Greek Bistro (3535 NE 2nd Ave., Midtown)is open now. For details, check out the listing in BlackBook Guides. 

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This Week’s Miami Happenings: Cecconi’s, Brothers Beckett, Serafina Brunch

NOW:  Cecconi’s Adopts Mixology Pairings
If coupling lamb chops with Shiraz feels too old school, head on down to Ceccioni’s at the Soho Beach House Miami for some mind-boggling mixology pairings on executive chef Sergio Sigala’s new, customizable spring menu. You’ll find yourself sipping on reposado tequila with Aperol and grapefruit peel served with hamachi crudo and a gingery gin concoction that tastes nothing like it sounds when paired with bufala mozzarella. Best part: the face time with the mixologists, who are as generous with shoptalk as they are with alcohol.

Mixology parings are now available at Cecconi’s Miami Beach (4385 Collins Ave., South Beach). For details, check out the listing in BlackBook Guides.

WEDNESDAY: Sibling Satire At The Arsht Center
Supporting the performing arts is belly-hurting hilarious thanks to Brothers Beckett, a cheeky play penned by a local playwright about friendship, family, and slacker siblings, laced with sharp banter and dark humor.

Brothers Beckett is playing at The Adrienne Arsht Center (1300 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown) through Sunday, March 24. For ticket information, visit the official website.

EVERY WEEKEND: Brunch Debuts At Serafina
The latest NYC culinary transport is rolling out its brunch menu. Serafina’s chef Marco Zuccala will be serving up Italian dishes, such as egg white frittatas and lemon ricotta pancakes, which will go deliciously with those bottomless Bellinis.

Serafina is open now (1111 Collins Ave., South Beach). For details, check out the listing in BlackBook Guides.

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This Week’s Miami Happenings: Ultra Music Fest, Harry’s Pizzeria, Lucali Opens

FRIDAY: Ultra Music Festival Rages On
Get ready for the ultimate freak show that mixes top DJs, herds of mask-wearing, half-naked club kids, hallucinogenics, and Miami traffic jams at Ultra Music Festival. It may be tough to top last year’s unexpected appearance by Madonna at the turntable, but that doesn’t mean that the likes of Azealia Banks, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, and Deadmau5 won’t try. Should you opt to stay home this year, the Ultra soundtrack – slated to hit digital stores on March 19th – ought to give you a taste of all that you missed. Minus the traffic, of course.

Ultra Music Festival kicks off Friday the 15th at Bayfront Park (301 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown). For tickets, visit the officialwebsite.

TUESDAY: Charitable Bites At Harry’s
Harry’s Pizzeria is the location of chef Bill Telepan and his effort to raise funds via a $150 dinner for the replanting of the edible garden at the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School in Overtown, a project that emphasizes locally-sourced produce and nutrition in public schools, potted by Harry’s Pizzeria and Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink.

Bill Telepan hosts the event at Harry’s Pizzeria (3918 N. Miami Ave., Design District)Tuesday the 12th. For details, read the listing in BlackBook Guides.

NOW: Lucali Opens In South Beach
Sticking with the pie theme, Brooklyn’s finest has finally landed in South Beach. Heralded as the country’s top pizza maker, Lucali has opened its first out-of-borough post of this wildly successful, no-thrills eatery. No sign, no menu; just seven toppings to pick from, secret tomato sauce, and on-tap Brooklyn beers.

Lucali is open now (1930 Bay Rd., South Beach.) For details, check out the listing in BlackBook Guides.

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This Week’s Miami Happenings: Dolce Vita at Tosca, Veuve Cliquot Pop-Up, Dore Opens

NOW: Mediterranean Tosca Opens
The folks behind Tosca – the new alluring spot boasting an romantic garden – put a lot of thought into your average Saturday night outing in Miami. The menu here features fare that is light, yet utterly delectable. Think perfectly cooked branzino and light-as-a-feather chocolate mousse to avoid the un-arousing bulging belly before you hit the clubs. Speaking of vanity, the little boudoir located behind the bar offers beauty concierge staffed with a licensed cosmetician, who will up the notch on your glamour game. 

Tosca is open now (210 23rd St., South Beach) For details, read the listing in BlackBook Guides.

THURSDAY: Veuve Clicquot Pop-Up
Leave it to Veuve Clicquot to class up a joint. The champagne pop-up operating out of an Airstream trailer is parking in front of the Moore Building, just in time for the Keith Haring exhibit. For five days, the swanky mobile dispenser will sell Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label by the glass and bottle before it moves on to Houston, TX.

The Veuve Clicquot Pop-Up parks in front of the Moore Building (4040 NE Second Ave., Design District) this Thursday the 7th. For additional information, visit the official website.

SATURDAY: Doré Glow
Heralded as the feast for all senses, Doré South Beach is the newest addition to The Ritz-Carlton, where the French-inspired menu and cocktailing reigns regal. Adding to the gilded splendor is a dessert bar featuring chocolate fondant, apple tarte tatin, and raspberry. Unless, of course, you prefer sweets liquefied – like the chocolate cherry kick made with cherry liqueur, cocoa puff, Van Gogh chocolate vodka, and a touch of lemon – which at Doré comes in cocktail form.

Doré South Beach is open now (1669 Collins Ave., South Beach.) For details, check out the listing in BlackBook Guides.

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This Week’s Miami Happenings: Film Festival, Good Mondays In Haven, DWNTWN Concert Series

FRIDAY: Miami International Film Festival Begins
The 30th anniversary of the Miami International Film Festival for showcasing Ibero-American cinema in the U.S. kicks off this Friday with director Morgan Neville’s documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom. The 10-day festival will include a number of special events and competitions, like the Career Achievement Tributes to Swedish writer-director Lasse Hallström and Spanish producer, writer, and Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba.

Miami International Film Festival is taking over Miami this Friday, March 1st at various locations. For tickets and information, check outthe official website.

MONDAY: Good Mondays in Haven
The weekly “Good Mondays” party at Haven feature DJ Damaged Goods and his rotating group of guests spinning old-school hip-hop and dance starting at 9pm. The drinks are good, but the visuals of the non-corporal variety displayed in the hi-def lounge are even better.

Good Mondays are happening weekly at Haven (1237 Lincoln Rd., South Beach.) For details, read the listing in BlackBook Guides.

FRIDAY: Spring Break Beats in Concerts
The beloved turntable maestro DJ Irie kicks off spring break with other special guests at the DWNTWN Concert Series. This free festival at Bayfront Park will include a food truck frenzy, an arts and crafts vendor showcase, and the Heineken Beer Garden.

The DWNTWN Concert Series is happening on Friday at Bayfront Park (301 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown). For additional information visit the official website.

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