Things to do for March 19, 2009

The Weekender

High-Def Hitchcock, Half-Price Wine and Gisele Doppelgangers

The weekend is watching online.

Thursday
Happy Hour at Area 31
Aperitif

Happy Hour at Area 31

The 16th-floor restaurant at downtown's Epic Hotel is your new post-work hang, now that they've launched appealing drink specials like the $5 ocean breeze made with tequila and lime juice and $6 bar snacks like Iberian pork paletta.

Monday-Fridays, 5-7pm, 270 Biscayne Blvd (at SE. 3rd Ave), 305-424-5234

High-Def Hitch
Film

High-Def Hitch

You might want to avoid spiral staircases after this screening of Hitchcock's Vertigo, as the 1958 thriller has been digitally swabbed for your high-definition viewing pleasure. You might also want to avoid platinum-blonde femme fatales, but that's up to you.

Saturday
Brazil on the Beach
Festival

Brazil on the Beach

For a sublime three days, Hollywood beach transforms into a mini Rio, with samba bands, footvolley tournaments, drumming circles and capoeira performances. Oh, and plenty of Gisele look-alikes sporting tankinis.

New World Symphony Penthouse Show
Culture

New World Symphony Penthouse Show

The NWS has your Saturday night covered, starting off with gratis cocktails at 6pm at the Lincoln Theatre, followed by an orchestral performance. The party then moves to the Riviera hotel penthouse for an electronic show and yet more gratis cocktails and sushi…

Sunday
South Pointe Park Reopens
Nature

South Pointe Park Reopens

After years of construction (and a cool $22 million in renovations), the public park at the southern end of South Beach reopens with a day of live music and nature-partying. Pack a picnic and check out all the new interactive fountains and walkways you helped pay for.

Monday
Wine Down Mondays at DeVito's
Sipping

Wine Down Mondays at DeVito's

Every Monday night, all the wines under $200 are 50 percent off at Danny DeVito's eponymous Ocean Drive spot. Which is a good thing because it takes a lot of Chianti to wash down the fist-sized meatballs. Not that size matters…

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