Around Town This Weekend: The Super Bowl Edition

Can you smell that? The Super Bowl has arrived.


  • Eats, Beats and Cleats Festival: You're late. This Lincoln Road Super Bowl party started yesterday. But you can still catch Jaime Foxx at the Fillmore tonight, NFL athletes playing instruments tomorrow (yes, really), and a giant tailgate party on Lincoln and Euclid on Sunday.
  • Pepsi Fan Jam: Again, the party started last night, folks! You already missed a free concert by Rihanna and Justin Bieber. So don't miss tonight's performances by Nelly Furtado, Paulina Rubio, and Pitbull. The theme for the evening is "Latin."


  • Celebrity Beach Bowl: If you like Dancing With the Stars, then you'll probably be into seeing them get tackled. Too bad Celebrity Beach Bowl is just flag football. It'll still be thrilling to watch the likes of J Lo, Victoria's Secret model Marisa Miller, and Chace

    Crawford get hip-checked by NFL star athletes like Rich Gannon and

    Warren Moon.

  • Saturday Night Spectacular:

    This one is for you kids with that obsessive gambling gene. Jim Carrey and

    Jenny McCarthy will host a mini-tournament of poker, Texas hold 'em

    style. You'll have to buy a $1,000 ticket to secure your spot for

    losing more money.

  • Super Brunch:

    You know that spare $1K you found last week in your coat pocket? Good

    news! We know where you can spend it. Buy a chance to join Jimmy Fallon

    and Jimmy Buffet for a breakfast cooked by Mario Batali. Perhaps Martha

    Stewart will even be on hand to wipe that egg off your chin.

  • Pollo Tropical Super Salsa Bowl:

    Come quick. There's going to be a 9-foot bowl of 600 pounds of salsa at

    the Pollo Tropical across the street from the Sun Life Stadium! No mention of a giant

    basket of chips so probably best to b.y.o.-Tostitos.

  • Rock the Game Watch Party:

    Join thousands of other "real Americans" that couldn't afford tickets

    to the big game. Watch the Saints take on the Colts on giant screens while ladies of the

    Lingerie Football League brandish their faux tans and body parts.

This is just a glimpse of the hundreds of Super Bowl events this week; for the full list, click here. We have a sneaking suspicion that Miami-Dade police will be out on the roads in full force, so take note of this weekend's Free Rides for Drunks program. Call 800-AAA-HELP for a free ride and a tow.

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Amanda McCorquodale