Things to do for January 08, 2009

The Weekender

Sushi, Open Bars and Outdoor Drama

The weekend is No. 1.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERK

1 New Perk

This week Perks brings you 15 percent off sold-out NFL playoff tickets, including seats to the granddaddy of them all, if you're up for a Super trip to Tampa.

Friday
Shakespeare in the Park
SCOTTISH PLAY

Shakespeare in the Park

Take advantage of Miami's thriving theater scene (who knew?) with this al fresco performance of Macbeth. Pack a blanket for you and your date, as well as a picnic—we hear California pinots go great with Shakespearean tragedy...

No cost, 7pm, Jan 9-11, Flamingo Park, 999 11th St (between Alton and Meridian), call 311 for more info

Yakko Sushi Opens at Acqualina
SUSHI

Yakko Sushi Opens at Acqualina

The raw fish gurus from Hiro's Yakko-San have teamed with the folks at posh oceanfront hotel Acqualina to open a new sushi bar in the lobby. Now you can delight in shrimp harumaki and Osaka-style sushi without venturing far from the beach. And vice versa.

Now open at Acqualina, 17875 Collins Ave (between 174th and 178th), 305-918-8000, peruse the maki goodness here

Saturday
Party at DiLido Beach Club
FULL MOON

Party at DiLido Beach Club

The Ritz South Beach takes the full-moon party ritual out of the hands of the scruffy few and gives it a Middle Eastern gloss, with belly dancers, fortune tellers, a live DJ and a Top Chef's menu of North African treats. But you can still go barefoot if you want.

No cost, 6-11pm, Jan 10, DiLido Beach Club at the Ritz-Carlton, 1 Lincoln Rd (at Washington), 786-276-4000

The White Room Turns One
BIRTHDAY

The White Room Turns One

You don't often find yourself in Overtown, but this downtown hipster haven's one-year anniversary (and an open bar) may warrant a jaunt to the urban jungle. Expect lots of DJs, indie-music enthusiasts and photographers—so show up camera-ready.

No cover before midnight, open bar starts at 11pm, Jan 10, The White Room, 1306 N. Miami Ave (at 13th), 305-995-5060

Sunday
3 for $33 at AltaMar
FEAST

3 for $33 at AltaMar

Just in time to relieve your post-holiday budget deficit, the Lincoln Road seafood house introduces a wallet-friendly three-course menu. Start off with Bahamian conch salad, move to grouper ravioli and cap with passion fruit mousse. All for about the price of a Cuba Libre at LIV...

Now at AltaMar, 1223 Lincoln Rd (between Alton and West), 305-532-3061, see the daily specials here

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