This Saturday evening, enjoy cocktails and other adult refreshments at many of Brickell’s best bars and eateries with some of Miami’s finest at the United Way of Miami-Dade’s Young Leaders Society’s Boo’s and Spirits Pub Crawl. The organization consists of young professionals from Miami-Dade who enjoy networking, personal and professional growth, and giving back to the community through the United Way’s constant efforts at improving education, health and financial stability, and proceeds from this weekend’s pub crawl go towards continuing those efforts. The evening starts off at Brickell Irish Pub and finishes at LA Sweets, where participants will be able to indulge in the bake shop’s noteworthy cupcakes.
Booze and literature are steadfast companions—a symbiotic union of sorts that has fueled the creative germs of countless scribes. Whether it be through Kerouac’s manic search for the ephemeral “IT," Fitzgerald’s rapid collapse in the face of his own virility, or even the many tortured souls of the Bard’s creation—alcohol is a vehicle, both in literature and reality, that resonates throughout time.
What better way to celebrate this age old union than through a literary pub crawl! “Shakesbeer," an annual celebration put on by the New York Shakespeare Exchange, strives to meld the literary with the debaucherous. In their mission to “explore what happens when contemporary culture is infused with Shakespearean poetry and themes in unexpected ways," the NYSX has fashioned a 4 bar/ 4 scene ode to the evisceration of love—aptly entitled the “V-Day Detox."
SantaCon is back.
The nation's largest "non-denominational, non-commercial, non-political and non-sensical Santa Claus convention that occurs once a year for absolutely no reason" is set to take place this weekend, when thousands of Santa-clad men and women will take to the streets, looking to distribute holiday cheer.
The public party (also commonly referred to as a "pub crawl," "bizarre spectacle," and "excuse for public drunkeness") will take place on Saturday. The location, which always remains secret until the night before, will be announced on the group's website on Friday evening. You can also subscribe to Santa's Twitter feed (@SantaCon) for updates.