Things to do for August 28, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend refuses to say goodbye to summer. Or to you.

Thursday
Battle of the Bands
THURSDAY JAMMING

Battle of the Bands

Rock out with your art out as MOCA hosts the third and final installment of Battle of the Bands for their Sympathy for the Devil exhibit. Complimentary Grolsch beer and Dogma dogs should keep you fueled through sets by Electric Bunnies and Sinister Smith.

411: $5, 7pm, August 28, MOCA, 770 NE. 125th St (between NE. 7th and NE. 8th), North Miami, 305-893-6211

Miami Spa Month
WEEKEND SPA-ING

Miami Spa Month

Spa Month ends Sunday, so it's your last chance to take advantage of $99 treatments at pleasure dens like the Setai, ESPA at the Acqualina and Spa Chakra at the Conrad. Go ahead, get hot stoned.

Friday
My Morning Jacket at the Fillmore
FRIDAY REVERB

My Morning Jacket at the Fillmore

The live-band maestros haul their Kentucky-fried country rock to the Fillmore Friday. Settle into your comfy seat, knock back a bit of bourbon and savor the crystal-clear acoustics of the guy next to you saying, "Wait, are these the guys from I'm Not There?"

411: $33, 8pm, August 29, The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave (at 17th St), 305-673-7300, tickets here

Saturday
BBQ III
SATURDAY CUE

BBQ III

Head to Upper East Side Garden's third summer barbecue night for a live performance by the Jean Marie and smoked chicken courtesy of artist Jason Hedges's custom-built vertical smoker. Finally, an artist who understands your needs.

411: $10, 7pm, August 30, Upper East Side Garden, 7244 Biscayne Blvd (between 72nd and 73rd), Upper East Side, 305-984-3231

Saturday
Dwyane Wade Olympic Celebration
SATURDAY WADING

Dwyane Wade Olympic Celebration

Greet returning US "Redeem Team" basketball gold medalist Dwyane Wade with a hero's welcome Saturday night at Nikki Marina. Red, gold and white attire is requested, so you know what that means: time to break out the bling.

411: 11pm (Wade scheduled to arrive at 12:30am), August 30, Nikki Marina, 3660 S. Ocean Dr (across from the Westin Diplomat), Hollywood, 954-602-8750

Sunday
Black Sunday at Bella Rose
SUNDAY KILLING

Black Sunday at Bella Rose

No work on Monday means you can finally check out Bella Rose's infamous end-of-the-weekend bloodbath. Someone usually bites it in the bathroom and it's all caught on video. You've always wanted to be a viral video star.

411: 11pm, August 31, Bella Rose, 423 16th St (between Washington and Drexel), 305-673-8634

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