Things to do for August 20, 2009

The Weekender

Sexy Swim Shows, Scotch Flights and Iggy Pop

The weekend is triple-distilled with a soft finish.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

It's too hot for stubble, so Perks is hooking you up with a gift card and a free starter kit from Art of Shaving, including a badger brush and an aftershave balm. Think of it as extreme exfoliation.

Drinks and "Fame" at the Gusman
HOPEFULS

Drinks and "Fame" at the Gusman

Downtown's quirky deco theater/trompe l'oeil masterpiece kicks off a series of '80s movie nights tonight with the headband-ed and leg-warmer-ed classic. There's a prescreening happy hour with $3 beers in the lobby bar and a post-screening dance party on the stage in case you want to relive your running-man days.

RA Sushi Birthday Party
Maki

RA Sushi Birthday Party

In honor of their first anniversary, the folks at this South Miami sushi depot are going with a sake-drenched, Mad Hatter–themed blowout hosted by local drag queen Daisy Deadpetals. Expect rolls like the Cheshire (crab mix, cucumber, shrimp tempura topped with seared tuna and avocado) and drinks like the Wonderland Mojito (white rum, blueberry puree, triple sec) proving once again that, in Miami, there's a mojito for every occasion.

7pm, August 20, RA Sushi, 5829 SW 73rd St, 305-341-0092

Saturday
La Perla Swim Show at Four Seasons Pool
Glistening

La Perla Swim Show at Four Seasons Pool

One thing you never tire of is informal swimsuit modeling (no need for formalities when it comes to two-pieces) and weekend pool parties. Enjoy both with this 7th floor pool deck party at the Brickell hotel where live DJs, $7 caipirinhas and bikini-clad locals will augment the scenery.

$25, 11am, August 22, Four Seasons, 1435 Brickell, 305-358-3535; RSVP to 305-381-3037

Scotch Tasting at Hollywood Vine
Single Malt

Scotch Tasting at Hollywood Vine

There are six reasons to head to this Hollywood wine shop and each one is well-aged and single-malted. Taste-worthy contenders from the Gordon and MacPhail Signatory Collection, which include hard-to-find bottles like the Interleven 15-year and the Eradour 10, both of which go extremely well with a lazy Saturday afternoon.

$25, 2pm, August 22, Hollywood Vine, 2035 Harrison St, RSVP to 954-922-2910

Sweat Records x Iggy Pop T-shirt Party
Lust for Life

Sweat Records x Iggy Pop T-shirt Party

Given the guy's penchant for shirtlessness, Iggy Pop might be the last person you'd see endorsing T-shirts. But it turns out the "Lust for Life" singer—also a proud Miami resident—lent his image to a limited-edition tee to help raise money for the indie record store. Catch the man himself at the release party where complimentary Seven Tiki Rum and Presidente Beer will be served…along with craggy rock-icon swagger.

$10, 8pm, August 22, Awarehouse, 550 NW 29th St, 305-342-0953

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