Things to do for November 23, 2016

Among Your Many Thanksgiving Weekend Diversions: Jazz, Sangria and Gingerbread Massages

To Say Nothing of the ’80s Prom

By Jackie Gutierrez-Jones

Wednesday
Somehow This Is Still a Thanksgiving Tradition
’80s ENOUGH

Somehow This Is Still a Thanksgiving Tradition

Ah, the annual ’80s prom. A local Thanksgiving tradition since... doesn’t matter. What matters is that it looks a bit different this year. For one, it’s at Gramps. For two, there will be multiple themed rooms. For three, one and two are the main differences. Still.

Nov 23, 9pm-3am, $10 at door, Gramps, 176 NW 24th St, 305-699-2669

Thursday
Behind Every Great Thanksgiving Dinner Is a Great Thanksgiving Brunch
FEAST LIGHTNING

Behind Every Great Thanksgiving Dinner Is a Great Thanksgiving Brunch

You wouldn’t head into a big game without a solid warm-up. And so we strongly suggest that you limber up at the Thanksgiving brunch at Icebox, where turkey hash, poached eggs and cranberry gastrique will whip you into fighting shape for the feast ahead. Yes, this is entirely too much food.

Nov 24, 9am-4pm, $18 (cocktails additional), Icebox Cafe, 1855 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, 305-538-8448

Friday
The Endless Rosé You’re Going to Need on Friday
IZ KID

The Endless Rosé You’re Going to Need on Friday

Izzy’s, that whitewashed bastion of oysters and lobster rolls, is not unsympathetic to your Black Friday woes. And so, like any good friend, they’re here to comfort you with $3 stone crabs and $15 endless pours of rosé all day. A friend in need and all that.

Saturday
Rooftop Massages with Gingerbread. Timely.
HERE’S THE RUB

Rooftop Massages with Gingerbread. Timely.

And on the off chance that stress is a factor around this time of year, here’s a new holiday-themed roster of services at Pure Spa. They’ve got white chocolate scrubs, gingerbread oil massages and the date-friendly Mistletoe Mingle involving a bathing ritual and 270-degree ocean views. There are no coincidences in life.

Sunday
Ending the Week on a Jazz-and-Sangria Note
GOOD MORNINGSIDE

Ending the Week on a Jazz-and-Sangria Note

After 15 years, the owner of Soyka is opening up a new spot in Morningside. It’s called Café Roval, and it’s located in a 1923 pump house filled with chandeliers and jazz. So go. Drink sangria by the lagoon. Eat crispy pork belly. Leave and continue to make good life choices.

Jackie Gutierrez-Jones finds unhyphenated names quaint. She believes that croquetas and gin cocktails are suitable precursors to running and hoisting heavy weights over one’s head.

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