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Written by Miami Today on September 2, 2010
Miami Science Museum offers free admission on weekdays in September, excluding Labor Day. Must have proof of address in Miami-Dade County. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Ends Sept. 30. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S Miami Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 646-4200 or www.miamisci.org/blog.
Local bands Beings and Jacuzzi Boys rock out during this after-hours event held in conjunction with Miami Art Museum’s New Work Miami 2010 exhibition. In the gallery, experience an interactive performance by Bert Rodriguez and a segment on ’80s rock. 6-9 p.m. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $5 members. $15 others. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
The Marlins Community Foundation hosts its fourth annual Fish "N Chips Casino Party, themed "A night in Casablanca." Join Marlins players and coaches for an evening of casino games, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the foundation’s Cornerstones for Kids programs. 6:30 p.m. The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, 19999 W Country Club Drive, Aventura. $100-$200. Details: (305) 623-6497 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.marlins.com/fishnchips.
Local poet Ricardo Pau-Llosa reads some of his new poems, followed by a reception for the poet and artist Humberto Castro. Mr. Castro’s works will be on display in the exhibit "Traces of Migrations." 7 p.m. ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, 169 Madeira Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 444-4493 or email@example.com or www.virginiamiller.com.
The New Acropolis Cultural Association holds a Japanese tea ceremony. 8:30 p.m. New Acropolis Cultural Association, 3837 SW Eighth St., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 461-5758 or www.newacropolismiami.org.
Anthropologist Dr. Emilio F. Moran gives a lecture on how studies human interactions with the environment has been shaped by climate change. 3:30 p.m. University of Miami School of Communication, 5100 Brunson Drive, room 2055, Coral Gables. Free. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.cesp.miami.edu.
"BABY’S FIRST YEAR"
Share the stresses of being a first-time parent with others at a New Mothers Support Group, held every first and third Friday of the month. Learn stress-management strategies, express concerns and increase your ability to bond with your new baby. 10-11:15 a.m. South Miami Hospital, US 1 and SW 62nd Ave., Victor E. Clarke Education Center, South Miami. Free. Details: (786) 662-8106.
Watch horses strut their stuff in the International Paso Horse Association Show. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Ends Sept. 5. Tropical Park Equestrian Center, 7900 SW 40th St., Coral Terrace. Free. Details: (305) 789-3503.
Jungle Island offers $10 admission during Labor Day weekend. See the park’s newest show, Dr. Wasabi’s Wild Adventures, relax at the private beach or visit with the most recent additions: a zebra, camel and marmosets. Must have proof of residency for this special rate. Ends Sept. 6. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $10. Details: www.jungleisland.com.
Leave the stresses of your week behind on a two-day meditation retreat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ends Sept. 5. Zen Village, 3570 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. $180. Details: (305) 567-0165 or email@example.com or www.zenvillage.org.
New to the Brickell area, an open-air market with fresh, natural and local products is now held every Sunday. Offerings include local arts and crafts, fresh flowers, baked goods, mushrooms, cheeses, honey and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mary Brickell Village, 900 block of South Miami Avenue, Miami. Details: (305) 531-0038 or www.marybrickellvillage.com.
NOT NAP TIME
Stand aside, automobiles: beds on wheels take to the streets during the Great Grove Bed Race. Hilarity ensues as spiffed-up beds and coordinating teams compete, followed by a family pajama party and a parade of beds. 11 a.m. Race. 1 p.m. Parade and judging. Free. Details: www.thegreatgrovebedrace.com.
Every Monday, the Mayfair Hotel & Spa pays homage to the 1960s with its Mad Men Mondays happy hour and special prix-fixe menu. Enjoy Tom Collins, classic martinis, Harvey Wallbangers and other ’60s drinks during happy hour, all $3.50. Staying for dinner? The three-course $20.99 prix-fixe menu (not including tax and tip) features filet mignon au jus, grilled salmon in yellow-pepper vinaigrette and caramel cheesecake. 5:30-7:30 p.m. happy hour. Lobby bar at the Mayfair Hotel & Spa, 3000 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 445-8177 or www.mayfairhotelandspa.com.
Alliance Française offers a new session of French lessons. Offerings include "Intensive Beginner," "Practical French for Travelers" and "Business French." Times and dates vary. Alliance Française, 618 SW Eighth St., Miami. $150-$600. Details: (305) 859-8760 or www.afmiami.org.
KNOW YOUR BEANS
Learn the history and origins of coffee, the chemistry of the coffee bean and how to make the perfect espresso from Giorgio Milos, who was named a master barista by the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe. Attendees are to receive a free illy Italian espresso recipe booklet and Italian specialty beverages. 8-11 a.m. M Coffee Bar or Café Sambal at the Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Brickell Key. Free. Details: (305) 913-8358.
WINE AND DINE
Have dinner at Calamari in Coconut Grove tonight and any bottle of wine is 50% off. 5 p.m.-midnight. Calamari, 3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 441-0219 or www.calamarirestaurant.com.
Dr. Carol Damian, director and chief curator of Florida International University’s The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, gives a talk on Inka queens. Presented by the Institute of Maya Studies. 8 p.m. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S Miami Ave., Coconut Grove. Free for members. Others $6. Details: www.instituteofmayastudies.org.
Alliance Française de Miami holds a happy hour with music by Vincent Raffard and his band. Sweet and savory crepes will be served. Cash bar. 6 p.m. Alliance Française, 618 SW Eighth St., Miami. Details: (305) 859-8760 or www.afmiami.org.