Things to do for November 26, 2008

The Weekender

BED Buddies, Bloody Marys and Art Parties

The weekend is fortifying for Art Basel.

Thanksgiving Brunch at Level 25

Thanksgiving Brunch at Level 25

Get a jump on turkey day at the sleek Conrad hotel's 25th-floor lounge buffet. Start off at the full raw bar and work your way through the carvery (roasted turkey, NY strip, leg of lamb), bypass the pasta station and rally for the desserts—pumpkin spice crème brulee only comes once a year. Did we mention unlimited Bloody Marys? We just did.

11am-3pm, Nov 27, $75, Atrio at Level 25, Conrad Miami, 1395 Brickell Ave (at SE. 14th), 305-503-650

BED Turns One

BED Turns One

You've done some of your best work at BED, a club where going barefoot is encouraged and there's always room for one more friend under the sheets. Celebrate a year in the Buddhist-temple-themed-hideaway biz with an open bar and plenty of mattress-laden revelry.

11pm, Nov 29, no cover, BED, 929 Washington Ave (between 9th and 10th), 305-532-9070

Lounge Grand Opening Sale

Lounge Grand Opening Sale

You'll brave the masses for a good deal, and the sprawling new boutique/wine bar/eyewear emporium lures you to Mall Madness this weekend with promises of 30 percent off most major labels including Dsquared, Rogan and Helmut Lang. Thoughts of a post-purchasing Pinot should get you through it.

Opening of "Anri Sala"

Opening of "Anri Sala"

You always make sure to check out MOCA's annual Tuesday night party, as it's the official kickoff to the Art Basel bonanza. Grab a Grey Goose cocktail in the neon-lit courtyard as you observe the various gallerinas in town and absorb the inauguration pomp, featuring a live performance by members of the Cleveland Orchestra. (Because Cleveland doesn't just rock, it also blows.)

7-9pm, Dec 2, $25, MOCA, 770 NE. 125th St (E. of Dixie Highway), 305-893-6211

Kaiju Monster Invasion Opens

Kaiju Monster Invasion Opens

Go all anime on Art Basel with this jaunt through Japanese pop culture's obsession with Godzilla-like monsters and vinyl toys. Throw in complimentary Asian bites from RA Sushi and Rubi Rey cocktails and you're quickly a fan of this pop-surrealism-meets-Kid Robot thing.

8pm, Dec 3, ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Rd (at Meridian), 305-674-8278

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