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Foodies rejoice! The South Beach Wine and Food Fest returns to Miami this year, which brings us endless opportunities to try knew dishes by both world-renowned and highly good looking local chefs this week. Picky eaters need not worry; there will be plenty of wine too!
Not hungry? Get your soul on at the Riverwalk Blues and Music Festival, ogle at classic cars at the Vintage Auto Show, and grab your bike for the first ride across the Venetian Causeway now that it's reopening.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH
SOUTH BEACH– Foodies! You can't miss the world famous South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Presented by Food & Wine, this annual, four-day extravaganza attracts people from around the world. Ticket prices vary according to the events you choose to attend. Most are sold out, but you can still purchase tickets for certain events here. Locations vary.
WYNWOOD–What better way to celebrate hump day than by getting drunk with your friends and making crafts at The Wynwood Yard? Drunken Crafts: Doodles with DaveL is a bi-monthly gathering of skilled artists and newbies who want to relax and create art together. Sip on garden-inspired cocktails as you learn watercolor and doodle techniques. This free event will feature a number of food pop-ups, with $7 beers and $8 cocktails. The Wynwood Yard, 70 NW 29th St, Miami, FL.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH
BRICKELL– Rub elbows with fashion designers and folks at the third annual Fashion Night on Brickell. The event benefits Dade Legal Aid, a non-profit organization that provides free legal assistance to those who cannot afford an attorney, and includes a full on runway show andcomplimentary drinks and bites. The event begins at 7:30, however get there at 6 for the pre-show cocktail reception. Tickets are $50 for regular folks and $25 for students, and you can buy them here. Espirito Santo Plaza, 1395 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL.
FORT LAUDERDALE– The hour and a half drive will definitely be worth three days of music at the Riverwalk Blues and Music Festival. It's a genre that's underplayed in Miami, so definitely book a $25 ticket if you count B.B. King and Muddy Waters as your musical godfathers. If you're pinching pennies, buy a Sunday ticket: it's free! Esplanade Park, 400 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
DOWNTOWN– Ever wish that you could go to a dance party on your lunch break? Heart Nightclub is making that possible by throwing a midday dance party hosted by DJ Penguin Prison from 12:30pm to 2pm. There's said to be a surprise performance, plus you'll get a bagged lunch to bring back to work! The party is free, but you must RSVP here. Heart Nightclub, 50 NE 11th St., Miami, FL.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH
WYNWOOD– Relive Miami from the 80s at the Be A Kid Again Gala After Party: Play After Dark! The theme is Miami Vice & Spice, so whip out your pastel tee and white linen suit. Hosted at Soho Studios, this $65 event supports the Miami Children's Museum. Freestyle dance singer Debbie Deb and DJ Zog will be spinning all night. Purchase tickets here. Soho Studios, 2136 NW 1st Ave., Miami, FL.
SOUTH BEACH– Take your workout to the next level and get trained by a former NFL athlete and Hottest Trainer contestant Marc Megna. Anatomy at 1220 has introduced a new strength and conditioning class which will take you through a grueling workout of core work and speed and agility drills. Class is on Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am. The class costs $30 and you can reserve your spot here. Anatomy at 1220, 1220 20th St., Miami Beach, FL.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH
PALMETTO BAY– Ever wish you owned one of those cute vintage jeeps? Be sure to come to the Deering Estate this Sunday between 10am and 3pm for its annual Vintage Auto Show in collaboration with the Antique Automotive Club of America. These cars are truly vintage; all are pre-1960. Other can't miss activities include the Pinewood Derby races and a car scavenger hunt. The show is free with regular estate admission, which is $12. Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH
EDGEWATER– If you were a 90 year old causeway, you'd eventually need some renovations too. The Venetian is reopening (finally!) and The Miami Bike Shop has organized a ride on Monday, February 29th to celebrate after seven long months. Meet up at the shop at 5:30 for the ride, which will end around 7 at The Corner for happy hour. B.Y.O. Bike. The Miami Bike Shop, 1800 Biscayne Blvd, Unit 10, Miami, FL.