Things to do for January 12, 2012

The Weekender

Cocktails and a Fancy Pork Feast

The weekend could get used to this 70-degree winter thing.

Thursday
Swine, Wining and Cruising at SoBe Fest
FESTIVUS

Swine, Wining and Cruising at SoBe Fest

There are still spots left for a few events at SBWFF next month. Our recs: Friday’s Party Impossible at the 1111 building, the salsa brunch cruise on Sunday and Debi Mazar’s Swine and Wine pig roast at the Biltmore. Which really trumps her work on Entourage.

Tickets available now for Feb 23-26, $95-$150, various locations in the city, tickets here

Friday
Eating Latkes and Ribs on Biscayne
OUT OF THE BLUE

Eating Latkes and Ribs on Biscayne

It’s Friday. 8pm. Your stomach starts grumbling for some comfort food—Chanukah Latkes with applesauce, baby back ribs and bacon-flecked potato salad. Good thing this place—a mod diner outfitted in vintage lunch boxes—is opening in the old American Noodle Bar spot. You hate to disappoint your belly.

A Nose-to-Tail Dinner at Edge
WHOLE HOG

A Nose-to-Tail Dinner at Edge

And if you’re really in the mood to pork it up, there’s this five-course pig fest paired with wines at the Four Seasons’ new steakhouse. Go from bread with whipped lard to Stuffed Trotter and Whole Head Tortellini. So much better than half-head tortellini.

Saturday
Live Painting and Beer
CLEAN PALETTE

Live Painting and Beer

You may find yourself perusing some galleries this weekend on Art Night. If so, be sure to stop by the Stage, where local artist and live-painting powerhouse Lebo will be brushing canvases and showing video art. Also, there will be PBRs, in case you get thirsty.

Jan 14, 9pm-midnight, no cost, The Stage, 170 NE 38th St, 305-576-9577

Sunday
Face Time with a Cocktail Legend
ON THE ROCKS

Face Time with a Cocktail Legend

Strong drinks in martini glasses—you’re interested. So you’ll be pleased to know that Dale DeGroff, a man who helped bring back old-school mixology, will be holding court and chronicling the history of cocktails. And yes, you’ll get to sample the goods as well.

Jan 15, 6-8pm, $40, Clarke’s, 840 1st St, Miami Beach, 305-538-9885

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