Things to do for November 13, 2008

The Weekender

Bollywood, Tokyo and Truffles

The weekend has discovered Victoria's secret.

Thursday
MOCA's Pop Bollywood Kickoff
THURSDAY PUNJABI

MOCA's Pop Bollywood Kickoff

You've always had a thing for Bombay starlets, open bars and complimentary treats (in that order). Find all three at this curry-inflected soiree. DJ Hottpants will be spinning Indian soundtracks while guests get henna tattoos and bindis. Nothing says badass like a Ganesha elephant design.

411: No cost, 8-10pm, Nov 13, Catalina Hotel, 1732 Collins Ave (between 17th and 18th), 305-674-1160

New Menu at Wish
WEEKEND WISHING

New Menu at Wish

The candle-lit, white umbrella-ed courtyard at Wish is possibly the most romantic date spot in town. Now you have an excuse to revisit it as new chef Marco Ferraro (a Jean Georges vet) unveils his menu featuring lobster ravioli wontons and cardamom-yuzu foam. Second one satisfies your daily requirement of foam.

411: New menu available now, Wish at the Hotel, 801 Collins Ave (between 8th and 9th), 305-674-9474

Monday
Miami Short Film Festival Opens
MONDAY SCREENING

Miami Short Film Festival Opens

The Miami Short Film Festival opens this week with dozens of films no longer than a half-hour, and they're kicking off the short-attention-span fun with a red carpet gala and after-party. This is great because it combines two of your favorite things: concise storytelling and un-concise after-partying.

411: 7:30pm, Nov 17, $22, Bill Cosford Cinema, University of Miami, 1380 Miller Dr (at San Amaro), 305-854-2229

Tuesday
SushiSamba Launches Cosplay
TUESDAY COSTUMING

SushiSamba Launches Cosplay

Not quite ready to retire that Dark Knight joker costume? Re-release it for a chance to win $1,000 at SushiSamaba's crowd-pleasing Cosplay Party, inspired by Japanese costume parties. Sure, most people end up dressing like characters from manga, anime and video games—and who are you to quibble with the Tokyo schoolgirl look?

411: No cost, 11pm, Nov 18, SushiSamba Dromo, 600 Lincoln Rd (at Pennsylvania), 305-673-5337

Wednesday
New Happy Hour at Bourbon Steak
WEDNESDAY COCKTAILING

New Happy Hour at Bourbon Steak

It's been a while since you patronized chef Michael Mina's pampered-beef temple and his gluttonous trio of duck fat fries. Make it right by heading to the restaurant's launch of a Wednesday happy hour where you'll find half-priced cocktails, reduced-price apps and complimentary truffle-butter popcorn. And afterwards a Kobe slider. For old time's sake.

411: 6-8pm, Wednesdays, Bourbon Steak at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort, 19999 W. Country Club Dr (at 199th), 786-279-6600

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