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Talk it up at the debut of Chit Chat on Tuesday, December 17, at Sticky Fingers (3399 Virginia St., Coconut Grove, 461-3313). The brand new restaurant/bar/club opened last week, injecting some new flavor into the we-are-presently-remodeling-and-will-be-done-by-the year-2000 Mayfair Shops. The joint is open seven days a week, serving up finger foods and mood music every night. This particular night, though, Sticky's offers two-for-one dinners and a bevy of drink specials early on; the naughtiness kicks in later when DJ Ivano Bellini spins the room into a frenzy. Later still, models and other assorted pretty people parade around for a too-cool fashion show. The same night, musical institution Hard Rock Cafe (401 Biscayne Blvd., Bayside Marketplace, 377-3110) hosts an extra-special version of its Hard Rock Live! music series. Reggae rockers Le Coup join forces with the Rock to host a birthday jam for Le Coup frontman Kevin. The place goes all island riddems for an irie good time. The concert is free and open to the public, with no need for party hats and presents -- this party is all about the music.
Lulu's Restaurant, "The Loft." This Elvis emporium (fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches and all) goes dance crazy tonight through Saturday with DJ Joe K. dispensing fabulous tunes. 1053 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-6147.
Club Tropigala, "The Magic of Music." Take a journey through time with a historic musical revue spanning the last seven decades. Available with or without dinner package tonight through Sunday. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 672-7469.
Bottle Cap Inn, "Caribbean Night." Munch on traditional Haitian and Jamaican goodies and work off the food later with native Caribbean jams in a funky and fun-filled atmosphere -- the whole place is covered in bottle caps. 1293 NW 119th St., North Miami, 736-4731.
Eleven/Eleven Bar, "Funk Thang." Phat and funky R&B and hip-hop tunes take center stage with the fashion-conscious crowd in a cozy and comfy indoor/outdoor lounge. 1111 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 534-2442.
Ready Bar, "It's All Good." Ambassador of good will Ray Rodriguez kicks off the weekend with a jumpin' and thumpin' night of fun and frolic; DJ Chilly scatters nasty little tunes around the room. 560 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 534-8847.
Kay's Starlight Club, "Friday Night Live." Barrington Levy and his A-Team Band provide musical fun along with DJs Mix Master Steve, Kool G., and Mighty G. 1710 Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale, 954-623-5078.
Follia. DJ Juan Hernandez and his entourage invite you back for the return of the restaurant-cum-late-night club filled with models and moguls galore. 929 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 674-9299.
Porcio. Make a reservation to mix and mingle -- and even eat, if you like -- in the restaurant's lounge as DJ Roberto Costa makes it hot with soul-stirring grooves. 801 S. Bayshore Dr., 373-2777.
Doc Dammers. Bilingual singer/songwriter Pilar and her four-piece Mondowow Band delight one and all with their quirky and always entertaining brand of original tunes about love, life, and hamburgers. 180 Aragon Ave. (Colonnade Hotel), Coral Gables, 441-2600.
821, "Bent." The beach's best bet with electro-funky house-hop spun by DJ Robert Elliot. 821 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 534-0087.
Bash, "Retro Night." The best in disco, swing, funk, and soul with French DJ Christian Hernant. 655 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 538-2274.
Liquid, "X-Tra Large." Men, men, and more men -- on a night where nothing else much matters. Jack Benggio and Marvella host this men's-travaganza while DJ Jo Jo Odyssey spins humongous grooves. 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-9154.
Virtua Cafe, "Reality Sucks." Drown your real-life sorrows with alternative grooves, multimedia interaction, and dollar longnecks all night. 1309 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0234.
Rose's Bar & Music Lounge, "Open-Mike Night." Locals try their best before a crowd of appreciative regulars. 754 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0228.
Lua, "Foreplay." The House of Righteous Shade presents a night for men with DJ Stingray and door personality Sparkle making it a night beyond reckoning. 409 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, 534-0061.
Fat Kat's Pool Bar, "Ladies Night." Felines enjoy free drinks and pool instruction at this haven for pampered pool. 8505 Mills Dr., Town & Country Center, Kendall, 274-8090.
Ciga Lounge, "Simply Jazz." Tonight through Saturday, life moves at a slower, easier pace with the Free to Five jazz band performing mellow favorites for an appreciative crowd. 2669 S. Bayshore Dr. (Grand Bay Hotel), Coconut Grove, 858-9600.
Polly Esther's, "Countdown." A supermad night of psycho disco and phunky funk to take us all back in time. 841 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 535-5633.
Lost Weekend, "Man's Ruin." A billiard and games bar full of evil lounge music and cool pool for a restless crowd. 218 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, 672-1707.
Alcazaba, "Ladies Night." The upwardly mobile and utterly sophisticated Latin crowd converge for dancing, drinks, and socializing. 50 Alhambra Plaza (Hyatt Regency), Coral Gables, 441-1234.
-- By Liz Martinez
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