Things to do for December 29, 2011

The Weekender

Champagne, Lobster and Go-Go Dancers with Guns

The weekend has waited all year for this.

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Pretending You’re in Havana
CUBA LIBRE

Pretending You’re in Havana

You’ve got four places to park yourself at this party: Asia de Cuba, the patio, a balcony or just near the pool, partaking of the five-hour-long open bar and bayfront fireworks. Through it all, you’ll have Latin bands Albita and PALO! to guide you through the mayhem. Some very caliente mayhem.

The Setai’s Midnight in Marrakech
ROCK THE CASBAH

The Setai’s Midnight in Marrakech

Two choices here: a champagne reception and a six-course dinner (black-truffle soup, poached lobster, that sort of thing). Or just show up at 11pm for the courtyard party, replete with a Bedouin tent, belly dancers, a DJ from Buddha-Bar Paris and a glass of countdown bubbly. Bedouins throw the best parties.

Dec 31, 7:30pm-1:30am, $100 or $695, The Setai, 2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-520-6400

Naughty Victorians at the Bath Club
CLEAN SWEEP

Naughty Victorians at the Bath Club

This is the kind of party Queen Victoria would host if she were more into Lady Gaga and Jay-Z remixes. (And, you know, alive.) Fuel up on the three-course dinner or get there in time for the DJed dancing, six-hour open bar and dessert buffet. Nothing says Victorian debauchery like cupcakes.

Dec 31, 8pm-3am, starting at $145, The Bath Club, 5937 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-375-0179

Partying with Snow Angels
YES WE CANNES

Partying with Snow Angels

To usher in 2012, the folks at Bâoli-Vita (formerly known as Vita) are importing the famous “Crazy Angels” from Cannes to their South Beach garden. There’ll be snow, a French DJ, models in white wings and a five-course dinner of foie gras terrine and duck confit. Feel free to start a snowball fight.

Dec 31, 8pm-5am, $350, Bâoli-Vita, 1906 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-674-8822

Gun Shows in a Former Bank
TOP GUN

Gun Shows in a Former Bank

At this Boardwalk Empire–themed bash, you can catch performance troupe the Illuminautians—go-go dancers who use pyrotechnics and flame-throwing to reenact old-school gun fights. Also, there’ll be a three-hour open bar and DJ Troy Kurtz spinning. In case you’re interested in non-firearm-based entertainment.

Dec 31, 9pm-5am, $110, The Bank, 139 NE 1st St, 786-309-2265

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