You Can Tucán
Not since Ricky Ricardo at the Tropicana has there been as much anticipation for a swank supper club as there has for El Tucán, 1111 SW 1st Ave., a swell new spot featuring “a range of musical styles from Afro-Latin to Parisian pop as well as a resident 12-piece Latin orchestra “carefully curated by Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer and producer Marlow Rosado that is reminiscent of the big bands from the jazz eras of the 40s and 50s.” And I Love Lucy. There will be South American fare by Chef Jean Paul Lourdes and drinks by Bar Lab’s mod scientists Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi. In honor of its grand opening weekend, the place will open its doors free to the public starting at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, continuing throughout the weekend with an excellent lineup including Albita, Tito Puente Jr., Freddie King, Lisette and more. For dinner reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-535-0065.
Good news for fans of Edison Farrow’s wildly successful, suddenly shuttered Cabaret South Beach: it’s reopening Friday, Oct. 2 at the National Hotel, 1677 Collins Ave. A cast of Miami singers and dancers will perform nightly from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. Among the headliners at The Cabaret’s previous incarnation: Molly Ringwald, as well as fans including R. Kelly and D. Wade.
Sweat & Sip
We used to make fun of grand opening parties in gyms featuring booze, but at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 at EPIC, 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, it’s no laughing matter as the hotel throws down an allegedly guilt-free happy hour that kicks off with sunset yoga at exhale followed by “health conscious cocktails” in LILT Lounge. The wellness-inspired drinks include Being Green–a mashup of kale, cucumber, lemon, celery, agave and, for those who really want to trade in their ohhhms for a big buzz, “add Hendrick’s gin to create a flavorful healthy drink with a twist,” they suggest. Yoga is free, drinks are on you.
Ohhhm em gee
Monday’s blow, everybody knows that, but rather than wallow in your beginning of the week self-pity, channel that negativity in a much more Zen-ful way, at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5 at Yoga under the Stars at Anatomy at 1220, 1220 20th St.. There, Organic Vinyasa creator Sharon Aluma will conduct a yoga session on the rooftop followed by “light bites” and complimentary use of the facility’s cold and hot plunge, sauna and steam room. Cost is $30. To reserve your spot, email email@example.com.
Oysters, Bubbles & Beer Gardens
Toscana Divino, 900 S. Miami Ave., has a tempting new Friday happy hour at which from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. oysters are a dollar each and glasses of Ca’del Bosco’s Franciacorta wines are $10. If that doesn’t have you bubbling over with excitement, a DJ will spin and all appetizers will be available for $8. Over at the Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave., an erstwhile Beer Garden located in the Skybar courtyard for the entire month of October featuring craft beers and Oktoberfest inspired appetizers daily from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
House Music All Night Long
DJ Magazine called Josh Butler “one of the UK’s hottest embers.” Thankfully it’s figurative, because if not, the house DJ wouldn’t just not be sitting on the furniture Saturday, Oct. 3 but he’d be setting that furniture on fire. Butler, along with House Music Miami, will be performing at the Miami Beach hot spot, 423 16th Street, for Disco Love Affair with “support by Flynn Nolan, Grant Grosky, Matt Enos and Michael Gin.” Doors open at 11 p.m. and tickets are $11 by clicking here. To RSVP, go here.