Things to do for December 31, 2009

The Weekender

Model/DJs, Stilt Walkers and Endless Bloody Marys

The weekend is in 10, 9, 8, 7…

Thursday
Belly Dancers at Nikki Beach
AROUND THE WORLD

Belly Dancers at Nikki Beach

At this oceanfront tiki megaclub, a variety of scantily clad entertainers—flamenco stilt walkers, French can-can dancers, Moroccan belly dancers, fire throwers and aerialists—will help you ring in the New Year. You know, in case your party's fire throwers cancel at the last minute.

$75 and up, 8pm-5am, Dec 31, Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Dr, 305-538-1111 or tickets here

Sky Nellor at Club 50
KISS THE SKY

Sky Nellor at Club 50

It's only logical to celebrate a night about the future at a futuristic venue. (And if there's one thing you're looking for tonight, it's logic.) Head to the Viceroy's 50th-floor club for glossy views of the downtown skyline and the fireworks over the bay—though DJ (and model) Sky Nellor ensures that the views inside ain't bad, either.

$75 and up, 8:30pm-5am, Dec 31, Viceroy, 485 Brickell Ave, 305-503-4400

Friday
Weekend Brunch at 8 Oz.
THE MORNING AFTER

Weekend Brunch at 8 Oz.

The indie burger bar kicks off 2010 by offering you a hangover-curing brunch of breakfast burritos, smoked salmon platters and build-your-own-omelets. And if those don't do the trick, the $20 all-you-can-drink Bloody Marys should.

Opening Jan 1, 9am-3pm, Sat and Sun, 8 oz., 1080 Alton Rd, 305-397-8246

Saturday
Hakkasan Introduces Lunch
PORK BUNS

Hakkasan Introduces Lunch

If you have yet to check out Alan Yau's gorgeous dim sum temple, here's your excuse: the new dim sum lunch menu. Expect family-style dumpling platters with fillings like shrimp, pork and exotic mushrooms, traditional breakfast soups like congee and stir fry galore. After a lunch like that, dinner might not be necessary.

Opening Jan 2, at the Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins Ave, 786-276-1388

Bombay Darbar Opens
BOMBAY DREAMS

Bombay Darbar Opens

The Grove gets a jolt of Bollywood panache with this Indian newcomer, nestled into the old Anokha space. And on opening night, dishes like chicken tikka masala, garlic naan and lamb vindaloo are half-off—or to put it another way, more slumdog than millionaire.

Opening Jan 2, 8pm, Bombay Darbar, 3195 Commodore Plaza, 305-444-7272

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