Stephen Starr’s retro-fab diner The Continental, 2360 Collins Ave. may be a far cry from The Rascal House era of Miami Beach, but at least the drink prices are a bit more of a throwback, especially during its new daily happy hour, when, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. courtyard bar boozehounds can guzzle $5 cocktails, $5 glasses of wine and $3 beers. There’s also a Happy Hour menu and free games of Jenga and backgammon. For menus and more info go to continentalmiami.com.
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Ohm Em Gee
When you’re busy finding your center, do you find yourself singing Pink Floyd songs? Who doesn’t, right? Anatomy at 1220, 1220 20th Street, is throwing a cool little contortion session set to the band’s legendary ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25. Instructors Joey Corona and Amy Dannheim will offer “a set of carefully curated postures designed to be practiced alongside Pink Floyd’s celebrated album.” Money, it’s a gas. That one will be fun. Anyway, attendees are encouraged to bring bathing suits for post-class splash in Anatomy’s hot/cold plunge or for rumination and recovery in the infrared sauna and eucalyptus steam. Entry is $20. For more information, go to greenmonkey.com.
Who’s Your Trick Daddy?
Miami-born Trick Daddy is heading back to his roots when he performs a special show at 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 at Rec Room at the Gale, 1690 Collins Ave. Go nuts to tunes like ‘I’m a Thug’ and ‘Sugar’ while sipping splendid cocktails in the haute subterranean hang. According to the event’s planners, “Trick Daddy and Rec Room will keep the party going late into the night,” so prepare to qualify. Entry is $20. For tickets and info, click here.
On The Radio
Radio shows are as retro as they come–especially those playing live music of another era, but starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, Ball & Chain, 1513 SW 8th St., kicks off Jazz: Live at The Ball & Chain, a live radio show broadcast from the Little Havana hot spot on WNDA (88.9 FM). “Our goal is to showcase the jazz that has been rich in tradition, paying homage to the original opening in 1935. We are excited to partner with WNDA to showcase the best South Florida jazz live from our venue making it available to listeners worldwide,” says co-owner Zack Bush. Kicking off the series Thursday is saxophonist Mark Small who will be accompanied by esteemed Miami jazz artists Nick Tannura, Cisco Dimas, Derek Fairholm, Eric England and Aaron Glueckauf. The show goes until 10 p.m.
at the bar and live broadcasts will occur every last Thursday of the month and air from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on 88.9FM. There is no cover charge, no minimum, no nothing other than awesome tunesmithery. For more information, go to www.ballandchainmiami.com.
Disco Isn’t Dead
Haters gonna hate, but much to many a dismay, disco never died. Far from it. In fact, it has reemerged in almost its purest form thanks to the 74-years-young Giorgio Moroder and to all sorts of young ‘uns embracing the toot toot, hey, beep, beep-er, beats, in the form of what they call Nu Disco. Now take that nu-sound and throw it into Miami and you’ve got Nu Deco, an ensemble performing from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins, where music by Daft Punk and LCD Sound system will be played alongside JS Bach, Adam Schoenberg and Clint Needham. Huh? Just go and listen. Miami beat masters Andrew Yeomanson and the Spam-All-Stars are collaborating with them. Tickets range from $27.37 to $32.64 and are available by clicking here.