Things to do for September 24, 2009

The Weekender

Girl Fights, Open Bars and Free Concerts

The weekend is savoring each sip.

Cheap Caipirinhas at Botequim Carioca

Cheap Caipirinhas at Botequim Carioca

Your favorite downtown Brazilian pub is celebrating the end of the week São Paulo–style, meaning lots of cachaça and maybe even a leggy Gisele look-alike or three. In addition to the two-for-one caipirinhas, there'll be gratis appetizers like potato croquettas and cheese empanadas. Start practicing your Portuguese now.

Open Bar and Spam Allstars at Mia

Open Bar and Spam Allstars at Mia

Local troubadours the Spam Allstars are throwing a free concert of their trademark jazz/Latin/electronica music at downtown megaclub Mia. And in case you get thirsty, you'll have three hours to enjoy complimentary Absolut cocktails. Which might be enough reason to go, no matter how you feel about Spam.

No cost, 9pm-12am, Sept 24, Mia, 20 Biscayne Blvd, 305-642-0032, RSVP here

UFC-Style Fights at the Hard Rock

UFC-Style Fights at the Hard Rock

Sure, you've enjoyed mixed martial arts showdowns on TV, but now you can catch the action in all its live, sweaty glory. The night includes MMA favorites like Crafton "Blaze" Wallace, along with a surprise showdown between two of the nation's top female fighters. Insert universal catfight noise here.

$25, 8pm, Sept 25, Hard Rock, 1 Seminole Way, 800-745-3000, tickets here

Gratis Admission to Museums

Gratis Admission to Museums

For one day only, museums like the Bass, Wolfsonian and Miami Art Museum are waiving their fees so you can spend some time soaking up the AC and culture. All you have to do is print this card and put on your best deep-in-thought expression.

No cost, Sept 26, various locations, more info here

Hundreds of Wines in Three Hours

Hundreds of Wines in Three Hours

If there's one thing you like in your weekend (other than girl fights), it's wine. Saturday and Sunday at the Miami Beach Convention Center, they'll be pouring more than 1500 varieties at this mother lode of wine tastings. Might be time to break out the wine pong.

$75, 4-7pm, Sept 26-27, 1901 Convention Center Dr, 886-887-WINE, tickets here

UD HOOKUP: Use code "MWT" for 20 percent off your tickets.

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