Things to do for July 29, 2010

The Weekender

Surf Parties, Denim Sales and Norwegian Tapas

The weekend will not be denied.

Thursday
A Chakra a Day, and Half Off Your Next Pair of Designer Jeans
BRAND-NEW PERKS

A Chakra a Day, and Half Off Your Next Pair of Designer Jeans

This week, Perks is bringing you a Week of Transformation: all-access rejuvenation for your mind and body at Exhale Spa at Epic, all for 65% off. Also: half off your next pair of cult selvage denim jeans, fresh from the Denim Design Lab. It’s modern-day jean science, with a dash of old-timey alchemy. A little jean alchemy goes a long way.

Cocktails at the New F1RST Surf Shop
MOONDOGGIE

Cocktails at the New F1RST Surf Shop

Tonight is your chance to check out F1RST Surf Shop’s gleaming new store, just opened across from the ocean in the Continuum building. Even if you don’t need a pair of boardies or a wet suit, we think you’ll like the gratis wine and rum cocktails.

Jul 29, 7-11pm, no cost, F1RST Surf Shop, 40 S Pointe Dr, Suite 107, 305-397-8103

40 Restaurants in Three Hours
180 MINUTES OF FOOD

40 Restaurants in Three Hours

Pork belly sliders, fresh-shucked oysters and endless wine await you tonight at what is the restaurant equivalent of speed dating, also known as Taste of the Nation. This is your opportunity to sample unlimited small plates from more than 40 of the city’s finest eateries, including The Forge, Soleá and Meat Market. We hope you skipped lunch.

Jul 29, 7-10pm, $95, Fairmont Resort, 19999 W Country Club Rd, 877-268-2783

Friday
Il Mercato Café and Wine Shop Opens
DEBUT

Il Mercato Café and Wine Shop Opens

Yes, this is in a strip mall in Hallandale. But there’s good news: the chef has clocked time at NYC’s Eleven Madison Park and Miami’s Table 8. And she’ll be serving you Scandinavian delicacies like Knödel (potato dumplings), Confit Chicken Wings and Artichoke Ravioli. No one is above the strip mall.

70% Off at the Raleigh
SALE-ING

70% Off at the Raleigh

The Raleigh Hotel is slashing prices by 70% at its clothing store on Friday, and the Webster and Intermix are also bringing stuff over. So expect to find big discounts on things like Spurr jeans, Prada shorts and James Perse tees. And while you’re there, grab a drink—martinis, bar bites and valet are all $7.

Sunday
Gratis Admission to Fairchild Garden
GARDEN-ING

Gratis Admission to Fairchild Garden

We know you’re always looking for a good inexpensive date spot, so here’s one for you: every Sunday in August, starting this Sunday, you can stroll through the resplendent Fairchild Garden for free. You’ll be saving about $40 for two tickets... put it toward a killer picnic basket. Or maybe some high-class sunblock.

Sundays in August, 9:30am-4:30pm, Fairchild Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd, 305-667-1651

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