Lounge, Bond: Bond Lounge
Opening early next month at 1905 Collins Ave. is Bond Lounge (not to be confused with the old, now defunct BondSt. Lounge nearby), inspired by “underground saloons” and sporting a “clandestine character,” says a rep, “not because it’s hard to find, but because it’s hard to get in.” Uh oh. Decor is “vintage New York library vibe” and includes a champagne cooler housing “impressive wine and champagne offerings.” The lounge will be open–to those who can get in–Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information check out www.bondloungemiami.com.
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Delano Beach Club, 1685 Collins Ave., has teamed up with Piper Champagne for an effervescent night of rap and general resplendence as singer/songwriter/rapper Rico Love performs poolside at 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Love will perform hits off his latest album Turn the Lights On, which is something you may not want to be present for at the post-show after party down at FDR. For table reservations call 305-924-4071.
Miller Lite’s Conciertos Originales, the five month-long concert series featuring popular Latino artists in free concerts across the US, comes to a rousing close at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 when Venezuelan duo Chino & Nacho perform at The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave. Yep, this show is free, too, but only to the Miller Lite drinking public — no craft beer fans allowed. Just kidding. The show is free to those 21 and over, on a first-come, first served basis at mega949.millerlite.com. Show starts at 8 p.m.
Cirque du Cuisine
Salumeria 104, Midtown Oyster Bar and MB America’s Teams are tag teaming to put on a two-night, face stuffing event to benefit Miami Children’s Health Foundation. Flying with the Stars takes place Wednesday November 11 and Thursday, Nov. 12 at 93 Palm Island, the former Al Capone haunt. Sponsored by American Airlines, each night’s wine-paired, six course menu will be curated by Milan-based chefs Luigi Taglienti, Alberto Buratti and Claudio Francesco Ceriotti all in collaboration with chef Angelo Masarin of Salumeria 104 and Midtown Oyster Bar. In addition to eating like champs, you’ll get to bid on silent auction items including a Jeroboam of Champagne Lanson and two business class round trip tix from Miami to Milan. All proceeds from the auction benefit the MCHF. Tickets are limited and available for $250 by clicking here.
You and your friends may not dance when you go out because you’re too busy doing the digit dance of texting on your phones, but Desmond Richardson, Tony Award-nominated Broadway performer and co-founder of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, definitely does and you can check him and his company, newly anointed as YoungArts’ resident dance company in November, at a free performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at the National YoungArts Foundation, 2100 Biscayne Blvd. In an original work by Master Choreographer Dwight Rhoden, Complexions Contemporary Ballet will be first to grace the dance floors of the newly renovated Jewel Box on the YoungArts Campus, in preparation of the company’s premiere at the Joyce Theater in New York. “As an alumnus, YoungArts has continued to be such a supportive entity in my career. I am incredibly honored that Complexions, now celebrating its 21st season, has been given this vital opportunity,” Richardson said. “What I am most looking forward to as part of this residency is sharing with Complexions the supportive environment of art and exchange that YoungArts fosters. I cannot wait to get started.” There will also be food and drink by Starr Catering Group.
Dinner with Uncle Luke
Danny Serfer can check “host dinner party with Luther Campbell” off his bucket list when his dream comes true at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 11 at Mignonette, when the 2 Live Crew-man assumes hosting duties at a five-course dinner, soundtrack provided by Sweat Records owner Lolo Reskin. The $90 per person (including gratuity, not beverages), 35 seat dinner includes a menu created with input by Campbell, including conch fritters, olive oil poached halibut and a “Tootsie Roll” for dessert. Each ticket includes a signed copy of his new book, The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice and Liberty City (Amistad). I“I celebrate Uncle Luke’s entire catalogue from As Nasty As They Wanna Be to I Got Shit on My Mind, plus I am a diehard Hurricanes fan,” Serfer says. “Mignonette is excited to celebrate Uncle Luke, the godfather of explicit rap and the reason albums come with explicit content stickers today.” Now that’s f’n fancy. Welcome cocktail and passed snacks will begin at 7:30pm; dinner starts promptly at 8pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance through www.mignonetteXuncleluke.brownpapertickets.com
In celebration of the Thompson Miami Beach’s one year anniversary, the swank stay is throwing a big — free — party at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at 4041 Collins Ave. There, a special edition of its weekly live music local band party Our House will feature LA-based Twin Shadow (Zoe Kravitz’s current paramour) along with DJ Will Buck in the hotel’s backyard and cocktail bungalow, 1930s House. This is the artist’s last 2015 performance and it’s free, but as usual with these things, space is limited and RSVP is required at firstname.lastname@example.org. 1930s House will feature $10 cocktail specials and $10 valet with a culinary or cocktail validation.