Things to do for July 16, 2009

The Weekender

Free Cocktails, Live Funk and Pilates Babes

The weekend is a scorcher.

Thursday
Free Drinks at Fratelli Lyon
Aperitivo

Free Drinks at Fratelli Lyon

In honor of their one-year anniversary dishing out rustic Italian bounty, the generous folks at Fratelli are celebrating with gratis platters of antipasti and crafted cocktails from their newly minted bar. Make sure to compliment them on their artisanal ice, they're really proud of that.

No cost, 5-8pm, July 16, 4141 NE 2nd Ave, 305-572-2901, RSVP here

Summer Sessions at Kitchen 305
We Want the Funk

Summer Sessions at Kitchen 305

The jazzy restaurant at the Newport has become a live-music incubator of sorts, regularly hosting local acts like Griffin Anthony and the Spam Allstars. Tonight Cleveland Jones holds court with his trademark Brazilian/New Orleans funk/Caribbean reggae sound. All of which ought to pair nicely with the kitchen's three-course $26 summer menu.

No cost, 8:30pm, July 16, Kitchen 305, 16701 Collins Ave, 305-949-1300

Friday
The Heavy Pets at 101 Exhibit
Extended Jam

The Heavy Pets at 101 Exhibit

Tomorrow night is your last chance to catch Phish poster artist and all-around trippy graphics producer Jim Pollock's solo show at 101 Exhibit gallery. A live set from local strummers the Heavy Pets will set the jam-friendly mood, and afterward the party moves to Tobacco Road for more music, drinks and smokes…of tobacco, of course.

No cost, 7pm, July 17, 101 Exhibit, 101 NE 40th St, 305-573-2101

Saturday
Half Off at Tomas Maier
Sale-ing

Half Off at Tomas Maier

The summer's half over (we know, sigh), but that just means sale time at usually pricey boutiques like the one owned by Bottega Veneta's creative director. The spring/summer collection is a massive 50 percent off, including palm tree-emblazoned V-necks and tailored polos. And you can't have enough palm tree-emblazoned V-necks.

Now through Aug 1, Tomas Maier, 170 NE 40th St, 305-576-8383

Sunday
Gratis Pilates at David Barton Gym
Deep Torso

Gratis Pilates at David Barton Gym

If you still have yet to check out this Moroccan hideaway/bodybuilding temple at the Gansevoort, then you're truly missing out on what is probably the sexiest gym in Miami. Head over there Sunday for the first of a weekly free Pilates class to christen their new Pilates circuit training room, which seems to attract lots of women in tight clothing.

12:30pm Sun, 11:30am Wed and 6:30pm Fri thru Aug 15, RSVP to 305-534-1660

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