This weekend, clean up Wynwood with the folks at the Yard, get free pizza at the Design District's post-Irma relief event, attend Blocktoberfest at Concrete Beach Brewery, and visit a restaurant participating in Miami Spice, which has been extended through October.
Clean, Sip, and Savor for a Cause at the Wynwood Yard. Pick up trash from the neighborhood Friday. At the Wynwood Yard, snag a reusable cup, trash bags, gloves, pickers, and instructions. While you're at it, drop off a canned good (or a few) to trade for a vodka cocktail at the bar. Proceeds raised from ticket sales will benefit Debris Free Oceans and Miami Waterkeeper, and canned goods will go toward Hurricane Irma relief efforts. 6 p.m. Friday at 56 NW 29th St., Miami; 305-351-0366; thewynwoodyard.com. Tickets cost $15 to $20 via eventbrite.com.
We Will #atMDD Post-Irma Relief Event at Miami Design District. Jungle Plaza in the Design District will host a community event with free entertainment, Wi-Fi, drinks, and food, including pizza provided by Harry’s Pizzeria and a sunset yoga session taught by Ahana Yoga’s Dawn Feinberg. A donation of $20 is suggested to help Hurricane Irma relief efforts. 6 p.m. Friday at 3801 NE First Ave., Miami; miamidesigndistrict.net. Free admission with RSVP at eventbrite.com. Donations are welcome.
Miami Spice, Extended Through October. Although Hurricane Irma didn't do as much damage to Miami as it could have, many establishments are still without power. A two-week break from business for a small mom-and-pop restaurant could become its own Cat 5 disaster. To help local restaurants, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau has extended Miami Spice through October. The dining program, which traditionally runs August 1 through September 30, is designed to give a financial boost to local eateries during Miami's slow summer and give diners a chance to try new restaurants for only $23 for lunch and $39 for dinner.
Blocktoberfest at Concrete Beach Brewery. German culture isn't the most celebrated in Miami, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a good beer festival in the tradition of our European counterparts. At Blocktoberfest, Concrete Beach will re-release its Floridafest Coconut Marzen for a street-engulfing block party offering German food, live music, and samplings from Wynwood breweries. As far as fall celebrations go, it beats the hell out of a pumpkin spice latte. 1 p.m. Saturday at 325 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-796-2727; concretebeachbrewery.com. Admission is free.
Half Baked Cannabis Bar Crawl at Shots Miami. Where Locals Go is hosting the Half Baked Cannabis Bar Crawl, a new version of its tried-and-true bar crawl that's just a little, um, higher. Happy Times, Midtown Smoke Shop, and Vape N Smoke, along with the Marijuana Doctor, will be at Shots to disseminate information about their products and how to obtain your own medical card, all while classic stoner films such as Friday and Pineapple Express play in the background. If you’re planning to pregame with something other than alcohol, just be sure to pace yourself through those five free drinks. 6 p.m. Saturday at 311 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-571-0439; wherelocalsgo.net. Tickets cost $15 to $20 via eventbrite.com.
Dinner and a Flow at Soul Tavern. This Sunday, Soul Tavern, along with representatives from Green Monkey, will host a 75-minute yoga class, followed by a prix fixe inside the restaurant. A portion of Soul Tavern’s dinner proceeds will benefit the Kristi House Child Advocacy Center. 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 1801 West Ave., Miami Beach; 305-925-0799; soultavern.com. Tickets cost $30 for yoga and $45 for dinner. RVSP by phone or emailing email@example.com.
Claws for a Cause at Oceans 234. Oceans 234 in Deerfield Beach has teamed up with B the Difference to host Claws for a Cause, a fundraiser for neurofibromatosis. Expect a beachside lobster bake, live entertainment, and a selection of cocktails. A portion of ticket proceeds will go toward assisting individuals with neurofibromatosis. 6 p.m. Sunday at 234 N. Ocean Blvd., Deerfield Beach; 954-428-2539; oceans234.com. Tickets cost $75 via tickets.bthedifference.org.
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Discount at Lure Fishbar. Post-Irma, Lure Fishbar is offering Florida residents 20 percent off their check (excluding Miami Spice and happy hour) through October 31. To redeem the discount, customers must show a valid Florida driver’s license.1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-4550; lurefishbar.com.
Cocktails for the Keys at Kyu. In the wake of Hurricane Irma’s destruction in the Florida Keys, the Wynwood restaurant Kyu launched Cocktails for the Keys. Customers can bring a case of water or five nonperishable food items to receive a complimentary cocktail of the day. The restaurant will donate collected items to Feeding South Florida and other local nonprofit aid organizations. 251 NW 25th St., Miami; 786-577-0150; kyumiami.com.