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
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.
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.
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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.