Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday, October 17

South Florida Arts Beat On WLRN
Tune in at 1pm to WLRN 91.3 FM to hear Ed Bell's South Florida Arts Beat program to stay abreast of cultural events in our community. You can also listen live on the internet.

Live Music At The Grape
Stop in to your favorite wine bar at the Village Of Merrick Park for a great assortment of wines by the glass or the bottle, plus great food and live music to round out the experience. Now, from 5 to 7pm Monday through Friday, enjoy 2 for 1 glasses of wines in the 1 to 6 category. Meet up with friends at The Grape for a great time every time. Visit their Wine Seller, where you can choose from over 140 different wines by the bottle, and take advantage of 3-SUM: Their 3 bottle case, where you can save 15-20%. Call 305-444-WINE.

New Zealand Wine Tasting
Stop in after work at Treehouse Liquors for a free sampling of Stoneleigh wines from Marlborough, New Zealand, including their Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, complemented with food catered by Whisk Gourmet. Treehouse Liquors is located at 4708 LeJeune. Call 786-268-2740.

Live Music Series at The Village of Merrick Park
Enjoy live music in the garden at the Village Of Merrick Park every Friday from 5:30 to 9:30pm, with a multicultural mix of Jazz, Bossanova, World Music, Flamenco, Classics, Pop Melodies, Contemporary and Latin Grooves. Guests can listen to the light musical stylings while enjoying all the shopping center has to offer including world-class boutiques, fine dining and light bites. This event is free and open to the public. Call 305-529-0200.

Shakra Friday Specials
Shakra will come to your office or home to administer Chair Massages for a special rate of $75/hour. Visit their beautiful and serene Yoga Studio for Basic Yoga at beginners level from 5:30-6:45pm Enjoy their Zen and fully equipped locker rooms as well as class props for free. The first class for new students (Florida Residents) is always free at Shakra Relaxation Oasis, 271 Alhambra Circle. Call 305-774-1355.

Ladies' Night At The Bar
Coral Gables' legacy pub presents drink specials: ladies can drink well drinks and Yuengling on draft for free from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Enjoy the selection of 48 bottled beers, 10 great brews on tap and the best comfort food at The Bar, 172 Giralda. Call 305-442-2730.

Happy Hour on the Bierhaus Plaza
It's Happy Hour on the Plaza at Fritz and Franz Bierhaus at 60 Merrick Way with two for one drinks from 5 to 7pm on Friday. Order the famous Bierhaus Burger, one of the best Burgers in Town, or Louisiana Fish fry with Harald's legendary potato salad or fries. Enjoy live entertainment outdoors from 6 to 10pm. Call 305-774-1883.

Friday Night Wine Tasting Series at Christabelle's Quarter
Meet up with friends for a special tasting event hosted by wine educator Barry Alberts at the La Boheme Patio located on the third floor of the gorgeous Christabelle's Quarter, 3157 Commodore Plaza from 7 to 9:30pm featuring international wine selections. The cost is $15 per person and there is no need to RSVP. Call 305-793-3120.

Trouble The Water At Cosford Cinema
In this 2008 Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner, filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal recount a surprising tale of heroism in New Orleans, where a wannabe rapper and her husband brave the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina to rescue their neighbors. Featuring live video diary footage from the couple, the film is both a poignant portrait of a family's will to survive and a startling document of Katrina's devastating power. The film begins at 7pm at Cosford Cinema on the second floor of the Memorial Classroom building on UM campus. Cash only. Call 305-284-4861.

Live Music In The B&B Courtyard
Enjoy live music in the beautiful Mediterranean courtyard Friday night from 7 to 11pm at Books and Books, 265 Aragon. Call 305-442-4408.

Fresh Coffee and Philosophy: "The Spartans"
Looking for something to talk about? How about some philosophy! Come to the Starbucks Coffee House at 475 South Dixie Highway at 7:30pm for a discussion on the Spartans hosted by New Acropolis.

Kids: The Little Prince At Youth Center
Since its publication more than 60 years ago, Antoine De St. Exupéry's The Little Prince has delighted readers with its absurd images, charming characters and deeply moving story of the prince's long journey in search of meaning. It is very much an existential French fairy tale -- and one well suited to the talents and interests of the Miami Children's Theater. Performance begins at 8pm at the Coral Gables Youth Center, 405 University Drive. Call 305-274-3595.

Festival Miami: The Joshua Redman Trio
Jazz saxophone virtuoso Joshua Redman has released 11 critically acclaimed albums and performed with countless legends including his father, Dewey Redman. He was the artistic director of the SFJAZZ Collective, an all-star ensemble with a commitment to jazz as a living, ever-changing and relevant art form. Redman has returned to his roots of the acoustic trio with the Grammy nominated "Back East," which incorporates a wide range of Eastern and Western cultural ideas, experiences and influences. The concert begins at Gusman Hall at 8pm. Call 305-284-4940.

Screen On The Green Double Feature
Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a double feature under the stars on the University Green. At 8pm enjoy Iron Man, rated PG-13 and in Blu-ray high definition, about a billionaire inventor and weapons-maker (Robert Downey Jr.) who is kidnapped and forced to build a diabolical weapon. Instead, he uses his intelligence and ingenuity to create an indestructible suit of armor and escape his captors. At 10pm watch Candyman, based on a story by Clive Barker. While researching urban myths, grad student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) learns about Candyman (Tony Todd). According to legend, anyone who looks into a mirror and chants his name five times will summon him but at the cost of his or her own life. When Helen calls him into our world, a string of murders begins and the police look to her as the primary suspect. Call 305-284-5500.

Rock And Roll at JohnMartin's
Friday evening is Rock 'n' Roll night at JohnMartin's, with the best local bands. Meet up with friends, enjoy some good pub food and refreshments and dance to your favorite tunes all night at 253 Miracle Mile. Call 305-445-3777.

Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story At Cosford Cinema
This documentary from director Stefan Forbes examines the political and personal life of the late Lee Atwater, notorious for his no-holds-barred strategies that powered the campaigns of Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. Forbes analyzes Atwater's pivotal role in the rise of the Republican Party in the 1980s and documents a decidedly less partisan side of the strategist, including his passion for playing the blues. The film begins at 9pm at Cosford Cinema on the second floor of the Memorial Classroom building on UM campus. Cash only. Call 305-284-4861.

Live Music At Titanic
Enjoy great live music, good food and drinks, featuring well-brewed beer on tap at Titanic Restaurant and Bar, 5813 Ponce. The music stars at 10pm. Call 305-667-ALES.

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