Happy Friday! This weekend is all about traveling the world without ever leaving Miami-Dade County. First off, take a trip to the Bahamas in an Uber or enjoy a Celebrity sea cruise. Explore Mexico's cuisine with Scott Linquist, and help children of the world explore music and dance at Miami Beach's most innovative bar.
Weekend starts now!
Bahama Breeze and Uber's Rumtoberfest Celebration
Tonight, September 23, if you call an Uber to take you to Bahama Breeze in Kendall (12395 Kendall Dr., Miami), you might just find yourself being whisked away on a tropical vacation. From 4 to 9 p.m., three limited-edition Bahama Breeze x Uber Jeeps will hit the streets of Miami and give rides to the restaurant. Inside the vehicle, passengers will be treated to mocktails and Caribbean jams. Once at Bahama Breeze, guests will receive a free Rumtoberfest tasting and an appetizer. To get in on the fun, select UberEscapeMIA in the Uber app. If you're chosen, a tropical-green party Jeep will show up at your doorstep for a night of food and fun.
Celebrity Cruises' Evening Under the Michelin Stars
This Saturday, September 24, Michelin-starred chef Cornelius Gallagher will host a charity event at the Studio, Celebrity's 13,000-square-foot production headquarters (3001 NE 145th St., North Miami). The event brings Celebrity Cruises' best amenities ashore for one night with food, drinks, a full-scale musical production, and a live auction. One hundred percent of all proceeds from this event will benefit the Children’s Cancer Care Center, a nonprofit dedicated to providing families of children who have cancer or chronic blood disorders with emotional, financial, and educational support necessary to cope with their life-threatening illness. The event runs from 6 to 11 p.m. Tickets cost $330 to $400 and are available at ccccisthekey.com.
Wine Pairing With Coyo Taco, Olla, and Abaco Wines
At 6 p.m. Saturday, September 24, join chef Scott Linquist (Coyo Taco and the soon-to-open Olla) as he hosts a Mexican cuisine-and-wine-pairing dinner. Learn how to choose the correct wine for spicy foods with a selection of eight wines. Certified sommeliers from Abaco will be on hand to answer any questions. There's also the opportunity to preview a dish or two from the chef's new Olla menu. The pairing takes place at Abaco (140 NE 39th St., Suite 206, Miami). Tickets cost $100 and can be purchased at eventbrite.com.
Sweating for Change Happy Hour at Sweet Liberty
This Sunday, September 25, Barry's Bootcamp Miami Beach will host the Sweating for Change happy hour at Sweet Liberty in honor of Playing for Change Day at Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co. From 7 to 9 p.m., enjoy cocktails and live music, with a portion of proceeds going toward the foundation founded by Barry's Bootcamp partner Whitney Kroenke. Playing for Change, established in 2007, provides music education in areas that are culturally rich yet economically challenged by offering free classes in music, dance, and languages to kids around the world.