Welcome to the future: where you’ll glide to the beach in a sleek, gasless electronic bike called the Jetson. Where your iPhone doubles as a remote-controlled camera, taking your conference calls to the next level. Where your mom wakes up to a diamond watch flown in from Paris. The future is now.
Things to do for May 10, 2012
An Open Bar, a Block Party and Bossa Nova
The weekend don’t stop till it gets enough.
The Globe Throws a Block Party
If you’re up for a 10-hour blowout on Friday (and we assume you are), head toward the Globe. The street out front will be closed down for a Cuba Libre block party featuring live music, mojitos, salsa lessons and a mobile cigar shop. Don’t forget your smoking guayabera.
You may have heard that it’s Latino Fashion Week. What this means for you: spontaneous walk-offs around South Beach (well, more so than usual). Venture over to the launch party at the Shore Club, where you’ll enjoy DJ-spun tunes and gratis tequila cocktails. Then, show ’em how Blue Steel is really done.
So there’s this group called the Paradise Fund. A charitable lot. Love a good party. Naturally, they’re launching their philanthropic society in Miami with a soiree at the Shelborne. There’ll be the requisite hors d’oeuvres and free-flowing open bar. Yes, you can write off martinis.
Shopping is okay. Shopping with drinks, indie flicks and tunes from the Scratch DJ Academy is decidedly... more okay. As part of a once-a-month fete, you can check out over 40 artists’ wares at the District Factory while films from O Cinema play in the background. Just remember to silence your phone.
Bossa Nova Brunching with Mom
Sunday is Mother’s Day. You knew that. But in case you... were undecided as to where to take Mom, consider the following. SushiSamba will be hosting a bossa nova brunch. There’ll be eggs Benedict with lobster and live music from Brazilian chanteuse Mônica da Silva. She’s kind of a big deal in the bossa nova world.