Happy Friday, Miami. Enjoy what's new in town, including the Kimpton Surfcomber's Dive-in Movies with complimentary mocktails and popcorn, beer yoga at LauderAle Brewery, American Social Las Olas' summer block party to celebrate its fifth anniversary, a newly-launched brunch at BLT Prime, and the Miami Flea.
Dive-In Movies at the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel
8 p.m. Friday, June 23. Admission is free.
Enjoy a free movie by the pool plus complimentary mocktails and popcorn at the Surfcomber. The list of family-friendly movies, which are screening every Friday through the end of the month, include Sing, Finding Dory, Moana, and Trolls. This week's flick is Inside Out. During the showing, the hotel's bar will be open for additional drinks. For more information, visit surfcomber.com.
Dinner and a Show at El Tucán
8 p.m. Friday, June 23. Tickets cost $50.
El Tucán, Miami's Latin-inspired cabaret, will host the Cuban band Projecto Guanajay tonight. Enjoy food and a $50 all-inclusive open bar.
Ales & Asanas at LauderAle Brewery
10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 24. Tickets cost $16 to $20.
The last Saturday of each month, enjoy a boozy all-levels yoga class in the taproom at LauderAle Brewery. During the final portion of every session, test your balance by holding a signature can of brew while performing classic poses. Stick around after class for discounts on pints, along with live music, brewery tours, and food trucks. Class proceeds are donated to charity. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com.
Summer Block Party at American Social Las Olas
Noon to midnight, Saturday, June 24.
American Social Las Olas will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a summer block party. The restaurant will take over SE Eighth Avenue to host a beach party that will transition into a neon party in the evening. From noon to midnight, expect live DJs, a full-service outdoor bar, an endless brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and $10 Effen Vodka buckets.
Beerfest at the Clevelander at Marlins Park
2 p.m. Saturday, June 24. Tickets cost $45 to $65.
Whether you're a baseball fan or not, no one will argue if you say beer and a ball game go well together. Some say a few brews are needed to endure the boring sport. Others say suds are the perfect complement to America's favorite pastime. Whatever your opinion, Beerfest at the Clevelander in Marlins Park is a good idea. Get there before the game, sample international and domestic beers, and then sit back and enjoy a buzz with your ball game. This weekend, the Marlins will play the Cubs, but the winner probably won't matter as much as the little sampler cup you'll get to take home.
Drink Miami at the Freehand
1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 24. Tickets cost $40 to $60.
Drink Miami Hostel returns to the Freehand this Saturday to transform the guest rooms into mini cocktail experiences where guests are entertained and educated by some of the industry's best bartenders and brand managers. The hostel will offer a beer garden, a build-your-own old-fashioned bar, snacks, and water to stay hydrated. Of course, the main draw is getting your drink passport stamped in as many of the 30-plus rooms as possible while discovering a different drink and vibe in each one. The passport also includes cocktail recipes so you can re-create your favorites at home. Tickets to the 21-and-over event cost $40 to $60 and are available at mixstir.com.
Brunch Launch at BLT Prime
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25; $69
The long-awaited weekend brunch at BLT Prime launches this Sunday, June 25. Brunch-goers can pop into BLT Prime for chef de cuisine Dustin Ward’s take on America’s favorite weekend repast with spiced up notches. (Think chicken-n-waffles with chicken ice cream.) Brunch is priced at $69 per adult and $35 for children under 12. For an extra $12, guests can tack on bottomless bloody marys and mimosas. For more information, call 305-937-2777 or visit bltrestaurants.com/blt-prime/miami.
The Miami Flea at Canvas Miami
4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 25. Admission is free.
The Miami Flea returns this Sunday to Canvas Miami (1445 N. Miami Ave., Miami) for an afternoon filled with handcrafted jewelry and vintage items to buy. Snag a free read at the Bookleggers pop-up library, and adopt a new best friend through Jamie's Dog Rescue. But the best part is the alfresco Grub Garden, where you can nosh on bites from local restaurants and drink craft beer until the sun sets.
Shochu Tasting at Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market
4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 25. Tickets cost $55.
Shochu, a traditional Japanese distilled spirit made from grains and vegetables, is stronger than wine and sake but not quite as sharp as whiskey. Six varieties will be available during an exclusive tasting this Sunday. Learn about the brewing process and experience their flavor profiles. Each one will be paired with a small plate. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com.
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