Things to do for December 30, 2010

The Weekender

NYE Parties, Burlesque and Brunch in 2011

The weekend is your resolution.

Thursday
40% Off Champagne at Blue Piano
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40% Off Champagne at Blue Piano

Just a hunch, but we think you’re going to need some champagne this weekend. Solution: the eclectic selection at this Buena Vista wine bar/shop. For the next two days, you can take 40% off all bottles in their retail section, making a $1,000 bottle $600. And a $10 bottle $6.

Now through Dec 31, Blue Piano, 4600 NE 2nd Ave, 305-576-7979

Friday
Burlesque in Sunny Isles
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Burlesque in Sunny Isles

In the second-floor Alba lounge, dancers from Sugar Shack Burlesque will shake their moneymakers before midnight. Afterwards, there’s live rockabilly. And tickets include an open bar from 10pm to midnight, a buffet with a ceviche bar and a champagne toast. Nothing says 2011 like burlesque.  

11 Courses, Including Grass-Fed Beef
BUBBLING OVER

11 Courses, Including Grass-Fed Beef

Then again, sometimes you want to ring in the new year with a leisurely 11-course dinner of Maine Lobster Bisque with truffle foam, Grass-Fed Angus Beef Tenderloin and a bottle of Veuve. And sometimes you want to do it on a sprawling plantation-like patio.

Funk and Reggae at Bardot
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Funk and Reggae at Bardot

And if you’re looking for something more low-key and off-the-beaten-path, there’s the “stress-free” party at Bardot, where 10 bucks grants you entrance to a reggae/funk/rock performance. And afterwards, Contra spins you into the countdown. (As in the DJ, not the Nintendo game.)

Dec 31, 9pm-2am, $10, Bardot Miami, 3456 N Miami Ave, 305-576-5570, tickets here

Saturday
New Year’s Breakfast at the Viceroy
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New Year’s Breakfast at the Viceroy

Don’t think too long about what your first meal in 2011 will be. Just get yourself to the Viceroy’s dining room, plunk down $20.11 and dig into a hangover-curing plate of free-range scrambled eggs, old-fashioned smoked bacon, homemade roasted potatoes, organic coffee and juice. Go ahead, throw in a Bloody Mary.

Jan 1, 5am-10am, $20.11, Bistro E, 485 Brickell Ave, 305-503-4400

Sunday
Front Porch Café, Now with Billiards
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Front Porch Café, Now with Billiards

The Ocean Drive café has always been a great spot for lazy brunches across from the beach. But now they’re in a bigger space, with more tables, lounge seating and pool tables. You always like to work off your french toast with a couple rounds of granola pancakes. Or eight-ball.

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