Oh those cheeky French
French house DJ/producer/conceptual artist Étienne de Crécy has chosen Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., as the place to be at 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22 when he will perform in support of his new album, “Super Discount 3”. For those who do not parlez Francais house music, de Crécy is part of a movement that infuses house music with cheeky electro styles as heard in the sounds of Daft Punk, among others. Cover charge is $20 to $25. For more information go to www.bardotmiami.com.
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Canvasing the celluloid
Back in the pre-bust days of Miami, potential luxury high rises enticed customers with five star, A-list attended parties and, in the cases of some, free condos. Today things are a bit edgier in places, thankfully, such as in the newly annointed A+E District, where CANVAS, 90 NE 17th St., is enticing potential condo buyers with arty events such as a partnership between Miami Dade College, Miami International Film Festival and the A+E District featuring free Movies Under the Stars. Whether it makes you buy a condo or not is dubious, but at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 you can watch a free screening of ‘Cafe de Flore’, a love story by Jean-Marc Valee, director of “Dallas Buyers Club”. Get it, buyers club? If that’s not subliminal we’re just exaggerating. Just bring your lawn chairs and RSVP to RSVP@AEDistrictMiami.com.
Bonnawho? Ok, so maybe The Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance isn’t quite comparable to Tennessee’s four day confab of hipsters and celebrities and unlikely headliners a la Billy Joel, but the weekend-long event taking place at 4020 Virginia Beach Dr. features a solid lineup of artists including Donna the Buffalo, Rubblebucket, Jim Lauderdale, Elastic Bond, Electric Piquete, the Spam Allstars, Suenalo, Locos Por Juana and more. Not your sorority sister’s Lollapalooza, this festival features zen-inspiring workshops, yoga, sustainability expo, art, artists and more. So Woodstock-esque, but with an ocean view and Latin funksters. Only in Miami, as they say. For schedules and ticket information, go to virginiakeygrassroots.com.
Sip, Eat, Repeat
Reading a shampoo bottle may be more interesting than a website full of Kanye West selfies, but when it comes to Katsuya’s (1701 Collins Ave.) new happy hour, “Sip. Eat. Repeat.”, simplistic instructions have never been so stimulating. Taking place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Sunday through Thursday in the restaurant’s Dragon Room, the happy hour will feature a specialty menu, sushi and drinks priced at $6 at 6 p.m. and $7 at 7 p.m.