Things to do for December 11, 2008

The Weekender

Endless Sushi and Toys

The weekend's needs are complicated.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERK

1 New Perk

We've set you up with an exclusive deal from the Brit-inflected sartorial provocateurs at Psycho Bunny: UD members get an exclusive 30 percent off all knits and ties, just in time for any stockings that need stuffing...or tragically unadorned collars.

Red Party at Catalina Hotel
PARTY

Red Party at Catalina Hotel

Transition from the debauchery of Basel to the do-good holiday season with this bash to benefit Project Sunshine, held on the outdoor terrace of the sceney hotel. An open bar, endless platters of sushi and red-and-black attire should guarantee this party still has a bit of naughty to it.

$30 in advance, $40 at the door, 8-11pm, Dec 11, Catalina Hotel, 1732 Collins Ave (between 17th and 18th), 305-674-1160

Holiday Toy Drive at OLA
GIVING

Holiday Toy Drive at OLA

For the next two weeks, Nuevo Latin hotspot OLA revolutionizes the cocktail-buying process by offering you a complimentary mojito or holiday cocktail in exchange for a new, unwrapped toy ($20 minimum value). The reward for doing good never tasted so minty.

Until Dec 24, OLA at Sanctuary Hotel, 1745 James Ave (between 17th and 18th), 305-695-9125

Blue Label Engraving Lounge
ENGRAVING

Blue Label Engraving Lounge

The folks at Johnnie Walker are helping you personalize that handsome Blue Label bottle by custom-engraving a message of your choice. From Thursday until Sunday, stop by the lounge located in front of the fountain in Merrick Park and take a sip while you drill the whisky master on the subtleties of Gold vs. Blue.

10am-9pm, Dec 11-14, Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave (at Le Jeune), 305-860-1000 x118

Friday
South Beach Fest Incentives
SALE-ING

South Beach Fest Incentives

You plan on attending at least one event at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival (we recommend the Grand Tasting Village, if only because seven hours of wine tasting should really test your stamina), and luckily the organizers will be lopping 10 percent off the ticket price starting Friday.

Dec 12-Dec 19, purchase tickets on the website or at 877-762-3933

Saturday
Canyon Ranch Grill Opens
RANCHING

Canyon Ranch Grill Opens

You've been curious to check out the posh digs at the new David Rockwell-designed Canyon Ranch Hotel. Do so after feasting on organic, calorie-calibrated fare at the resort's oceanfront restaurant. Start off with an acai cocktail, move on to bison short ribs and porcini Bolognese, and cap it with the best 87-calorie chocolate chip cookie on the planet.

Now open, 6900 Collins Ave (between 69th and 71st), 305-514-7000; check out all the wellness goodness on the menu here and here

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