Things to do for May 24, 2012

The Weekender

Cocoa Puff Cocktails, Gigantic Beach Towels and Infinite Spaghetti

The weekend isn’t large, it’s big-boned.

Thursday
The Broken Shaker Takes Its Final Bow
THE CLOSER

The Broken Shaker Takes Its Final Bow

The Bar Lab boys giveth and the Bar Lab boys taketh away. Tonight’s your last chance to send off Miami’s first pop-up bar with after-work drink specials like Cocoa Puff Old Fashioneds and cocktails mixed with homemade bitters. No crying into your Cocoa Puffs.

Saturday
It’s Lester’s First Anniversary
TAKE ONE

It’s Lester’s First Anniversary

Traditionally, you celebrate someone’s first anniversary with paper. Hmm. Seems kind of arbitrary. It makes much more sense to celebrate with live bands, DJs, a crawfish boil and beer funneling. Especially if you’re a bar in Wynwood named Lester’s.

May 26, 9am-1:30am, no cost (crawfish boil $20), Lester’s, 2519 NW 2nd Ave, 305-456-1784

Planes, Banjos and Automobiles
HANGAR STAKE

Planes, Banjos and Automobiles

There’s a time and a place for listening to bluegrass. And that’s in 1946 on a tractor in Tennessee. Or this Saturday in a jet hangar at the Tamiami airport. Also on hand for the festivities: warbird flights, classic planes, muscle cars... and a crap ton of fiddlers.

Monday
The World’s Biggest Beach Towel
SAND BLAST

The World’s Biggest Beach Towel

Notable works of art: the Primavera. American Gothic. The Mona Lisa. And soon, a 56-foot towel canvasing Miami Beach. See, on Monday, artist Misael Soto is going to be laying out a gigantic beach blanket, and you’re invited to come tan/picnic/toss a frisbee on it. Let’s see the Sistine Chapel do that.

May 28, sunrise-sunset, no cost, Beach Towel, Miami Beach at 41st St

Tuesday
Endless Spaghetti Bowls at Blue Collar
USE YOUR NOODLE

Endless Spaghetti Bowls at Blue Collar

Spaghetti is: 1) a good dinner, 2) a great way to dabble in Italian cuisine and 3) a worthy challenger. Because now, Blue Collar is serving up all-you-can-eat spaghetti. Downing three bowls gets you a celebratory tweet from the chef and entry into their Hall of Fame. Also, a stomachache.

Tuesdays starting May 29, 6-10pm, $18, Blue Collar, 6730 Biscayne Blvd, 305-756-0366

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