Things to do for December 29, 2011
Champagne, Lobster and Go-Go Dancers with Guns
The weekend has waited all year for this.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.