Not all museum galas are fancy schmancy and upper crusty, but if they are, at least they have the decency to cater to the 99 percent with fun, sort of affordable after parties, like The Bass Ball’s Keep the Ball Rolling fete from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, February 20 at 2100 Collins Ave. For $125 you get cocktails, foodstuffs and a performance by artist Athi-Patra Ruga. There’s also an art auction with, they tell us, “some pieces you might even be able to afford,” and a fun costume contest in conjunction with the dress code–Whimsical Black tie, clarified as “surrealist, fantastic, glam, protean, mercurial, fanciful.” Prizes for the most creative, most outlandish, most elegant and more will be awarded. DJ Mauricio Parra will spin and all proceeds support the Bass Museum of Art which is gearing up for the reopening of its renovated galleries at the end of the year. Tickets are available at event.bassmuseum.org.
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Viceroy Miami’s spa, 485 Brickell Ave., wants to help you and your pals feel good about yourselves with its new, Thursday Beauty and the Besties Happy Hour, where for just $60 per person, you get mini massages, facials, hand and foot rubs, skin consultations, wine, snacks, use of spa facilities, discounts and more. If this deal was a person, it would absolutely be worthy of incessant selfies. To reserve your spots, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 305-503-4400, or go to www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/miami.
What better excuse for imbibing during daylight hours than Veuve Clicquot’s homage to Rio’s Carnaval from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, February 20 at Museum Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd. where, for $100 you get to sip a variety of Veuve available for purchase (!), food from food trucks available for purchase (!), while watching samba dancers and sand castle artists or playing lawn games. For those who want to get a bigger bang for their buck, which is highly recommended in this case, consider the Clicquot Carnaval Package at $175 which includes VIP admission, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and one (!) meal from any food truck on site. High rollers should go to www.ClicquotCarnaval.com for tickets. Those on a budget can just to Costco for a bottle of Veuve and some bulk snacks.
Into the (Wyn)Woods
The Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th Street, makes it hard to harbor animosity toward the so-called hipsters who call it home, especially with events that are the antithesis of your garden variety hipster such as Ole: A Night of Flamenco with The Arsht Center from 7-10 p. m. Friday, February 19th, where, in anticipation of the Center’s upcoming 9th Annual Flamenco Festival, dancers will flood the Yard’s dance floor which will be open to anyone who feels the rhythm provided by guitarist Luis Mejia, percussionist Martin Viana and guitarist Fito Espinola. Food will be Spanish-themed and the Thyme Bar will offer sangria, sidra and sherries. To RSVP for this flamenco fete, go to www.eventbrite.com. Then on Wednesday, February 24, from 7-9 p.m. The Wynwood Yard presents a boozy night of Doodles with Dave L., a bi-monthly gathering of artists, arteests, crafters and boozehounds who get to learn water color and doodles from street artist Dave L. while imbibing on $8 cocktails, $7 draft beer and wine and $5 PBRs (because, they say, “this is Wynwood.” Of course it is. To RSVP, go to www.eventbrite.com.
SoFi Gets Subliminal
DJ Erick Morillo, best known in these parts for his WMC Subliminal Sessions parties imported from Ibiza, will be spinning the crowd at Story, 136 Collins Ave., into a frenzy when he hits the decks there for “an electrifying array of dance floor tracks sure to keep revelers moving until the sun comes up.” Tickets are just $30, but if you insist on VIPing it, call 305-479-4426. Doors open at 11 p.m. Spinning starts late and goes until the crack of dawn. To purchase, go to wl.flavorus.com.