Things to do for May 21, 2009

The Weekender

A Beer Buffet, Barbecue in a Box and Charitinis

The weekend is ignoring the rain.

Thursday
New Miami Perks
Perk Up

New Miami Perks

Once again we've scoured the city to bring you freebies. This time we've got gratis champagne and cabanas, free apps, and discounts on flights, hotel stays and haircuts. We know: we're too kind to you.

Craft Beer Buffet at Angelo and Maxie's
Hops

Craft Beer Buffet at Angelo and Maxie's

For less than the price of valet at some South Beach hot spots, you get unlimited beer and chicken wings at this Coconut Grove steakhouse. Clear your palate for half a dozen brews, including Stone IPA, Sea Dog Wild Blueberry Wheat Ale and Stoudt's Smooth Hoperator.

Chat Noir Thursdays at Maxine's Bistro
Burlesquing

Chat Noir Thursdays at Maxine's Bistro

Watching a burlesque show is entertaining, but throw in a few drag queens and you've got something potentially legendary. Starting tonight the restaurant at the Catalina goes South Beach circa 1996 with dinner theater courtesy of the Queens Cabaret, the duo behind the incomparable Chat Noir cabaret. Forget everything you think you know about drag queen burlesque.

8pm-2am, Thursdays starting May 21, Maxine's, 1756 Collins Ave, 305-674-3527

Saturday
Bulldog in a Box
Picnic

Bulldog in a Box

You'll probably be grilling everything in sight this weekend, but when you're ready to outsource a feast or two, try this. Bulldog Barbecue has just introduced their family-style bento box, with enough food for an NBA starting five, including barbecued chicken, pulled pork, mac and cheese, and cornbread.

$50 (call ahead for orders), Bulldog Barbecue, 15400 Biscayne Blvd, 305-940-9655

Sunday
A Memorial Weekend Extravaganza
Mainland Mania

A Memorial Weekend Extravaganza

As a local, it's tradition to escape South Beach and stick to the mainland this weekend. You'll find plenty of compatriots at Segafredo Brickell's weekend bash, where not one, not two, but three top DJs (Louis Dee, Stefano Ravasini and Chicco Secci) will spend the whole night spinning for you and your (attractive) neighbors across the bay.

Nicky's Week at RA Sushi
Raw Fish

Nicky's Week at RA Sushi

No work on Monday means Sunday night is back in play, booze-wise. This South Miami sushi outpost is kicking off a week of parties to benefit St. Jude with one of their patented late-night happy hours. Cocktails will set you back $7, bar bites are almost half off, and all proceeds to go charity, so you can write off that Skyy Citrus Charitini.

8pm-12am, May 24, RA Sushi, 5829 SW 73rd St, 305-341-0092

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