Things to do for November 18, 2010

The Weekender

Pig’s Feet, Dave Eggers and Beach Hookah

The weekend is proving it all night.

Thursday
A New Seasons 52 in the Gables
POWER LUNCHING

A New Seasons 52 in the Gables

You’re always on the lookout for another Gables power spot. This handsome newcomer has four menus that are used throughout the year, one for each season. And they also claim there is no butter in the restaurant. We can forgive that.

Now open, Seasons 52, 321 Miracle Mile, 305-442-8552

West Coast Basics in Bal Harbour
PERSE STRINGS

West Coast Basics in Bal Harbour

Now that the temps have lowered, you’ll be needing a few more reliable Snuggies. Also, some solid winter clothes. Good news on that second front: James Perse has opened a Miami outpost, where you can find lots of his simple, wearable knitwear (cotton tees, canvas jackets, fitted hoodies).

Now open, James Perse, 9700 Collins Ave, 305-993-1330

Saturday
You, Dave Eggers and Salmon Rushdie
BOOKISH

You, Dave Eggers and Salmon Rushdie

Consider this weekend’s authorfest the Art Basel of books, where you’ll catch famous scribes like Rushdie, Eggers, Jonathan Franzen and... that dude who plays guitar for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Because rock stars who moonlight as novelists are better than novelists who moonlight as rock stars.

Nov 20-21, $8, Miami-Dade College, 300 NE 2nd Ave, 305-237-3258

Hookahs and $5 Beers at the Ritz
MOON SHINE

Hookahs and $5 Beers at the Ritz

In honor of this weekend’s full moon, you could: A) brave the barefoot ravers in North Beach, or B) settle into a cabana on the beach, fortifying your telescope viewings with $7 mojitos, $5 beers and complimentary hookah. (Hint: go with B.)

Sunday
Five Hours of Pork in Wynwood
SNOUT

Five Hours of Pork in Wynwood

At this year’s porkapalooza—put on by GastroPod chef Jeremiah Bullfrog—you’ll have the run of a Whole Roasted Pig, plus there’ll be cheap beers, a hoedown-y vibe and pork-flecked Carbonara Ice Cream. Your move, Cold Stone Creamery.

Nov 21, 3-8pm, $28, GAB Studio, 105 NW 23 St, 305-200-5349

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