Things to do for June 24, 2010

The Weekender

500 Wines, $5 Martinis and a Motorcycle Party with Absinthe

The weekend does a body good.

500 Wines in Three Hours

500 Wines in Three Hours

If you're thinking this is a 400-or-more-wines kind of weekend, you're in extremely good luck: at tonight and tomorrow night's Florida Wine Challenge, you'll have the chance to sample 500 wines from countries as diverse as Italy, Argentina and Canada. We recommend allocating 25 seconds per wine.

Jun 24-25, 5-8pm, $60 per day, The Palms Hotel, 3025 Collins Ave, 305-534-0505, tickets here

UD HOOKUP: Use code "WCPA10" to get $15 off a one-day pass or $20 off a two-day pass.

Half-Price Cocktails at the Standard

Half-Price Cocktails at the Standard

As part of the Standard's new Sunset Service, drinks are two-for-one from 5 to 8pm every weeknight. (Which is a savings of about $11, per pair.) And from 6 to 10pm, $35 gets you three courses like Blackened Mahi Plancha, a glass of house wine and a red velvet cupcake for dessert. The eye candy is gratis.

The Cultural Pick
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Sammy Bangs His Drum at the MOCA


Sammy Bangs His Drum at the MOCA

It's common knowledge: Sammy Figueroa plays a mean jazz conga. Not so common knowledge: he's assembled a crack team of Latin jazz heavyweights to play this weekend's free concert at the MOCA. They go by the name Latin Jazz Explosion. Sammy's words, not ours.

411: Jun 25, 8pm, no cost, Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St, 305-893-6211
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$5 Martinis and Live Music at Mia

$5 Martinis and Live Music at Mia

Mia, one of your favorite downtown mega-lounges, is throwing a one-night happy hour tomorrow, starting at a brisk 4pm and going to the wee hour of 9pm. (You love a five-hour happy hour.) There'll be $5 martinis, half-off well drinks, wine and beer, and live music from local troubadours Mayday.

Jun 25, 4-9pm, Mia, 20 Biscayne Blvd, 305-642-0032

A Motorcycle and Endless Absinthe

A Motorcycle and Endless Absinthe

You've always said: nothing goes together like motorcycles and absinthe. So tomorrow should be a very special night for you: Ducati will be christening their new Monster 796 bike by passing out unlimited Fenom absinthe cocktails at the bar. And per motorcycle-debut law, there will also be bikini models.

Anthony Bourdain Skewers the Food World

Anthony Bourdain Skewers the Food World

Anthony Bourdain has eaten lamb testicles, whale meat and a cobra's beating heart. But next week he'll take on his toughest challenge yet: reading to you from his new book, Medium Raw. Bring that sexy foodie you've been courting and get dinner on Lincoln Road afterward.

Jun 30, 7:30pm, $27 (includes book), Lincoln Theatre, 541 Lincoln Rd, 305-442-4408, tickets here

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