Things to do for October 09, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend has reserved a table at Joe's.

Shanghai Express Menu at Miss Yip
WEEKEND LO MEIN

Shanghai Express Menu at Miss Yip

The good people at Miss Yip want to feed you and save you some ducats. They've dropped their lunch menu prices to $8.88 (the luckiest Chinese number), netting you a veggie spring roll and dishes like black bean chicken and Singapore rice noodles. Yip-ee.

411: 12pm-5pm daily, Miss Yip, 1661 Meridian Ave (at Lincoln Lane), 305-534-5488

Friday
Joe's Opens for the Season
FRIDAY STONE CRABS

Joe's Opens for the Season

Miami's legendary crustacean purveyor (and mover-and-shaker den) opens their nearly-century-old restaurant after the mandatory summer hiatus. Grab a table and bib before the snowbirds do and feast on steamed claws, fried green tomatoes and overheard political buzz.

411: Opens Oct 10, Joe's Stone Crab, 11 Washington Ave (between 1st and 2nd), 305-673-4611

Friday
Padilla Cigar Factory Grand Opening
FRIDAY PLUMES

Padilla Cigar Factory Grand Opening

The Cuban cigar dynasty launches their Little Havana factory with a smoky, rum-filled gala. Look forward to cigar rolling demos, gratis drinks by Ron Matusalem and a meet-and-greet with cigar luminaries. By which we can only assume Tom Selleck will be there.

Saturday
Artoconecto Hosts A-B(O)MB
SATURDAY MASTERPIECE

Artoconecto Hosts A-B(O)MB

Artists from far-flung locales like Israel, Norway and Tallahassee vie for art-world stardom when local nonprofit Artoconecto presents a juried show at the Bakehouse. Think of it as a mini-Art Basel, only without the Europeans in crayola-colored suits.

411: Free, 7pm-midnight, Oct 11, Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW. 32nd St (between NW. 5th and NW. 6th), 305-576-2828

Sunday
Rib Cook-Off
SUNDAY RIBBING

Rib Cook-Off

Spend your Sunday afternoon weighing the bbq prowess of five culinary schools when they compete for the coveted title of best ribs and pork butts. Top Chef contestant Howie Kleinberg will decide the winner, but it is you who will benefit from this piggy bounty.

411: $45-$55, 4pm, Oct 12, Anne Kolb Nature Center, Mangrove Hall, 751 Sheridan St (between A1A and SE. 5th), Hollywood, 305-663-9641

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