Things to do for October 02, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend detects a crispness in the air.

Biltmore's Unplugged

Biltmore's Unplugged

Your favorite classy Coral Gables hotel is re-launching its popular Thursday night happy hour out by the pool, with all-capped Latin beats supplied by Afro-Cuban funk band PALO! and half-off cocktails via Don Julio and Belvedere. Exclamation point, indeed.

6-10pm, Thursdays starting Oct 2, Cascade Poolside Bar & Grill at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave (West of Granada), 305-445-1926‎

Swoon Dinner Party at the Forge

Swoon Dinner Party at the Forge

Kick off the weekend in Gothic luxury with this new dinner party at P. Diddy's favorite haunt. With a host committee composed of Miami tastemakers, a three-course meal and a complimentary martini reception, this scene should satisfy most of your appetites.

$55, 9pm, Oct 3, The Forge, 432 41st St (between Sheridan and Royal Palm), 305-538-8533, RSVP here

Endless Pours at Prime Blue Grille

Endless Pours at Prime Blue Grille

The glossy waterfront steakhouse celebrates Oktoberfest with on-the-house bottomless pours of ten different wines during dinner on Saturdays and Sundays. To sweeten the deal (as if it needed sweetening), they're also offering a three-course meal for $36.

Saturdays and Sundays in October, Prime Blue Grille, 315 S. Biscayne Blvd (at SE. 3rd), 305-358-5900

Free Jay-Z Concert

Free Jay-Z Concert

The hip-hop star teams up with the folks at Obama for President to bring you a gratis concert in Bayfront Park in an effort to get you registered to vote. Here's hoping Beyonce joins him in reaffirming our civic duties (among other things).

8:30pm, October 5, Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd (between 3rd and 4th), 305-358-7550, tickets at the Miami offices listed here

Free Walkmen Concert

Free Walkmen Concert

Catch New York rock darlings the Walkmen at a rare South Florida appearance when they perform inside the Urban Outfitters South Beach. Get there early and snag a spot by the distressed vintage tees; it'll be a shopping outing with indie cred.

8pm, Oct 6, Urban Outfitters, 653 Collins Ave (between 6th and 7th), 305-535-9726, print your tickets here

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