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Get Your Geisha On at Blue Martini

Blue Martini Brickell is inviting you to paint your face, put on a kimono and go Geisha tonight and tomorrow as the lounge turns into Geisha House to benefit the American Red Cross, South Florida Region.

During Blue Martini's Happy Hour from 4 to 8 p.m. today, you can buy a Cherry Blossom Martini created especially for this weekend's festivities for $7, with proceeds going to disaster relief efforts. Other happy hour specials include all drinks and appetizers at half off.

The real fun starts at 8:30 both tonight and tomorrow, when the popular lounge goes all out to recreate the sights and sounds of old Japan with Taiko drummers. Geishas, samurai, and live music and dance. Entertainment is scheduled to begin around 10:00 p.m. and the club stays open until 5 a.m.

If you've ever wanted to eat sushi off a naked model, this is your chance (plus the sushi is complimentary). Zhantra will offer Japanese body painting to guests who

A $15 suggested donation will be collected at the door and an American Red Cross representative will be on hand both evenings. Dress in geisha or samurai theme and receive half off cocktails all night long. As Danielle from Blue Martini said, "We're all dressing as geishas for the weekend. Why wouldn't you?"

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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