Stormin' the Ship

The Dolphins take on the Buccaneers

SUN 10/16

When the Miami Dolphins make their first regular-season trip to Raymond James Stadium today to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, you can expect a defensive struggle and an exciting rookie running-back showdown as former Auburn teammates Ronnie Brown and Carnell "Cadillac" Williams face off. Although Miami's Brown has had a 100-yard game this season (against Carolina), Williams rushed for an NFL record 434 yards in his first three games for the pewter pirates before a sore hamstring slowed him down. The Bucs are 4-1, after failing to convert anything more than field goals against the Jets, while the Dolphins (2-2) are on the road again after losing to the Buffalo Bills, so this should be a great gridiron battle. (And you might even see Ricky Williams.)

Courtesy of The Miami Dolphins
Mike Gorman

Not making the drive to Tampa? You can catch the game at South Beach's hip new spot off West Avenue, The Press Room (1233 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach). Watch the action on one of the many plasma TV screens while throwing back two-dollar domestic drafts (seven bucks for a pitcher) and liquor specials. If you've still got the munchies from your Sunday-morning wake-and-bake, the beer-battered onion rings will set you straight. Kickoff is at 1:00. For table reservations, call 305-672-5850, or visit www.pressroommiami.com. —Lyssa Oberkreser

Celestial Reasonings

Gather for the hunter's moon

MON 10/17

Before Whole Foods Market made it easier to be a vegetarian, hunters would use the guiding light of a huge, pumpkin-orange fall moon to catch critters snacking on the remains of freshly harvested fields. Tonight the Redland Fruit & Spice Park (24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead) is hosting a celestial event to celebrate the hunter's moon. Bring a blanket and your telescope, but don't fret if you're lacking the right equipment: The super stargazing Southern Cross Astros will have you seeing stars — and Mars — with their fancy high-tech gear. Take a break to rest your neck and enjoy a snack as you take a moonlight tram tour of the park, or if we happen to luck into a freak cold front, you can join a sing-along next to the campfire without sweating through your vintage "I Saw Halley's Comet" T-shirt. Blast off to the park from 7:30 to 11:00. Admission is $15, free for children under twelve. Call 305-347-5727, or visit www.fruitandspicepark.org or www.scas.org. —Lyssa Oberkreser

Cruisin' in Style

No ground effects needed

SUN 10/16

Although they both get about the same gas mileage, the environment-changing Hummer will never have the same cachet as a 1963 Cadillac Eldorado. Fans of old-school rides are invited to the fifth annual Antique and Classic Car Show today at Cauley Square Historic Village (22400 Old Dixie Hwy., Goulds). Sweet machines 1980 and older will be on display (so technically the Gremlin counts, but we'd still be too embarrassed to sputter into the show with one). The whole family can enjoy oldies music, antiques, arts and crafts, and even an Elvis impersonator. Show off or check out the cruisers from 10:00 to 4:00. Admission is free. Call 786-344-4228, or visit www.southdadecarshows.com. —Lyssa Oberkreser

Wake up and Walk

SAT 10/15

Put on your pink ribbon and head to Bayfront Park (301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami) today for the tenth annual Miami/Fort Lauderdale Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Race for the Cure. Arrive early for the survivor's ceremony at 7:30 a.m., followed by the race at 8:30. Can't get out of bed? By collecting $100 in pledges, you can "Sleep in for the Cure" and still be eligible for prizes. Call 305-666-7223, or visit www.footworksmiami.com. — Lyssa Oberkreser

 
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