Things to do for April 29, 2010

The Weekender

Mint Juleps, Crawfish and Pharaohs

The weekend is barreling down the stretch.

Thursday
Sliders and Beer at Bin 18
CLASSIC COMBO

Sliders and Beer at Bin 18

From now through Saturday, the downtown wine lounge will be pitting European brews like Germany's Erdinger and France's Kronenbourg 1664 against five-ounce Angus patties topped with bounteous mounds of shredded braised pork, garlic mushrooms and blue cheese. Your mission: to suss out maximum beer-to-beef deliciousness.

Apr 29-May 1, 5-11pm, $14-$16 per pair, Bin 18, 1800 Biscayne Blvd, 786-235-7575

Egyptian Mummies at the Bass
OLD-SCHOOL

Egyptian Mummies at the Bass

Tonight, the city's art world converges at the Bass to inaugurate the museum's new Egyptian wing. What this means for you: a Grey Goose open bar, a cupcake-laden dessert buffet, plenty of comely gallerinas and your chance to see an ancient sarcophagus (Egyptian coffin) and a mummy. We know, just another typical Egyptian wing party...

Apr 29, 8:30-10:30pm, $125/two, Bass Museum, 2121 Park Ave, 305-673-7530, tickets here

Friday
Crawfish Boil at Fairchild Garden
CRUSTACEANS

Crawfish Boil at Fairchild Garden

After a long week, there's nothing better than sitting under the stars, listening to Cajun music, knocking back some beers and sucking on a pile of well-spiced crawfish. (Nothing.) So you'll want to hit up the outdoor gardens tomorrow for an all-you-can-eat-and-drink seafood blowout, featuring tasty critters imported from New Orleans by a guy named Mr. Mudbug. Seriously, that's his name.

Saturday
Mint Juleps and Derby Betting
OLD KENTUCKY HOME

Mint Juleps and Derby Betting

Call us crazy, but we think the best place to catch Saturday's Kentucky Derby may be at the racetrack at Gulfstream. In addition to being able to bet on horses, you'll catch the race with a frosty mint julep in your hand and traditional Derby grub on your plate like "hot brown" sandwiches. We hear Churchill Downs is another good place to watch the race.

Wednesday
$5 Sake Cocktails, Japanese Lasagna
CINCO DE ASIA

$5 Sake Cocktails, Japanese Lasagna

The folks at Sushi Maki are throwing you a Cinco de Mayo curveball with this happy hour launching Wednesday. Instead of tequila shots, you'll be served $5 cocktails like the Mango Oriental with sake, mango juice and muddled ginger, stabilized by $5 tuna tacos, tempura shrimp and Japanese Lasagna: a California roll baked with cream cheese.

May 5, 5-9pm, other Wednesdays in May, 4-7pm, Sushi Maki, 2334 Ponce de Leon Blvd, 305-443-1884

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