Things to do for April 23, 2009

The Weekender

Nonstop Wine, Bikinis and Brando

The weekend is contending.

Miami Wine and Food Festival
Just One More

Miami Wine and Food Festival

Smaller in scope than the Sobe bacchanalia (but easier on your wallet), this food fest kicks off tonight with a walk-around tasting of 60 wineries and 30 restos, including faves North One 10, Timo's and River Oyster Bar. Any more than that would just be gluttony.

$75 online, 7pm, Apr 23, Village of Merrick Park, 305-371-WINE, tickets here

A Love Lost Life

A Love Lost Life

We're hoping this "unauthorized" story of Marlon Brando's life focuses on his rebellious On the Waterfront years and not so much on his portlier Dr. Moreau days. Bonus points if you show up in a tuxedo and stroking a cat.

$25, 8pm, Apr 23-26, Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd, 305-674-1040‎, tickets here

BoardUp Miami
Nautical By Nature

BoardUp Miami

As a dedicated patron of the aquatic arts (read: bikinis), you'll want to make your way to Miami's marine stadium to watch this pro wakeboarding competition, which also features skate contests, BMX demos and a swimsuit fashion event. Well, what do you know.

$15, 8am-5pm, Apr 25, Marine Stadium, 3601 Rickenbacker Cwy, tickets here

Florida International Wine Challenge
Drinking Game

Florida International Wine Challenge

Set at your favorite waterfront steakhouse, this wine-a-thon promises unlimited pours of more than 400 wines, with you casting your vote for best in show. It's sort of like that deal at the Westminster Kennel Club, only with cabs and chards instead of bloodhounds.

Bocca Ristorante Italiano Opens
When the Moon

Bocca Ristorante Italiano Opens

Just down the street from North Miami MoCA, this humble neighborhood joint is dishing out soulful Italian fare at recession-friendly prices. Drop in on a casual date and try their three-course feast—just sixteen bucks from 6-7pm every day.

Open now, 1699 NE. 123rd St (near NE. 16th), 305-891-4899

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