This week was short, but nevertheless, Friday is a welcome sight. This weekend, fall unofficially begins with the opening of the coolest (and the hottest) bar in South Beach, a celebration of the arts, a fight watch party, and free food from Ms. Cheezious!
Weekend starts now! Drinkhouse Fire & Ice Opens
If you're tired of the oppressive heat and humidity of a Miami summer and find yourself perusing the I Love Greenland Facebook page just to try to cool off, rejoice, because relief is in sight! Drinkhouse Fire & Ice, located at 1672 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach, soft-opens this Saturday, September 12. The combination fire and ice bars features amazing cocktails and a fire lounge accentuated by candles and precious gems and crystals. More refreshing, however, is that the bar is made from 100,000 pounds of ice. Before you enter this crystal palace, you'll be loaned warm slippers and a faux-fur coat. Then it's off to the ice bar, where you'll sample rare vodkas from around the world.
Drinkhouse Fire & Ice is open this Saturday, September 12, from 5 to 11 p.m. and will be open seven days a week from 5 to 11 p.m. for the fire and ice experiences. Celebrate ArtsLaunch 2015 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
To celebrate the beginning of the South Florida arts season, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is hosting ArtsLaunch 2015, a free all-day event this Saturday, September 12. From 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., shop for groceries and produce at the farmers' market at Thompson Plaza for the Arts. There'll also be complimentary food from the center's onsite restaurants, the Café at Books & Books and Brava! until 4 p.m. and $20 unlimited mimosa specials. Activities include interactive workshops conducted by Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, and New World Symphony, as well as the Cleveland Orchestra. You'll also be able to tour the Ziff Ballet Opera House and James L. Knight Concert Hall at noon and 2:30 p.m., watch movies, and enjoy a mini comic-con. Finally, from 5 to 7 p.m., the center's Green Room Society will host a cocktail happy hour (free for Green Room Society members and $25 for nonmembers). And at the box office, you'll also be able to purchase tickets for coming season events at the Arsht Center.
ArtsLaunch2015 is free but requires an Access Pass. Passes can be reserved by calling the Arsht Center box office at 305-949-6722 or visiting arshtcenter.org. The passes provide access to a variety of ArtsLaunch2015 events September 12, 2015. For a complete list of activities, visit arshtcenter.org. Watch the Mayweather-Berto Fight at E11even
This Saturday, September 12, Floyd Mayweather and Andre Berto will face off for the welterweight title in Las Vegas. Boxing fans have three choices to experience this bout: Hop a flight to Vegas, shell out $64.99 for pay-per-view (add an additional ten bucks for HD), or head to E11even's rooftop to watch the fight on a 16-foot LED screen with surround sound. Catch all the action on an open-air rooftop featuring a state-of-the-art retractable roof, comfortable sofa seating, communal and fire pit tables, bottle service, and a full kitchen menu. The undercard bouts begin at 8 p.m. (ET), with the title bout starting at 11 p.m. (ET). Admission for E11even's fight night starts at $20 for ladies and $30 for men. For presale tickets and table reservations, visit touchemiami.com/boxing. Intern Appreciation NIght at Gramps Bar
Join Ms. Cheezious at Gramps Bar in Wynwood this Saturday, September 12, to celebrate intern appreciation night. From 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., get free dinner from the Ms. Cheezious food truck, free movie tickets, T-shirts, and other swag — all to celebrate the new movie The Intern, starring Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway. For more info, visit theinternmovie.com.
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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.