The Weekend Guide


Luck be a lady.

Luckyrice Miami: Epicurean Cocktail Feast
What: The Asian food and drinks celebration makes its local debut with star chefs such as Todd English and Norman van Aken. Mixologists from The Broken Shaker, Nobu, and Makoto serve exotic libations such as Szechuan Basil Smash (Bombay London Dry gin, lemon, Szechuan peppercorn syrup, Thai basil).
Why: DailyCandy readers ages 21 and up can email their full names to bombay@nikecomm.com by midnight tonight for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the event. One winner chosen at random will be notified by email Friday morning.
When: Fri., 7:30-11 p.m.
Where: Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (786-507-7900). Tickets ($88-$150) at luckyrice.com.

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Giveaway
What: The new-to-Miami store teams up with the high-end brand known for its architectural fashion for a collab lush with boots, jackets, dresses, clutches, and more.
Why: Email your full name to hmmiami@yahoo.com by Saturday at midnight for a chance to win this suede jacket ($299). The winner will be chosen at random on Sunday and notified by email.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-midnight; Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: H&M, 551 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach (855-466-7467).

Pink Collar Social Media Boot Camp
Still don’t know what the fuss behind Google+ is all about? Is your mom better at tweeting than you are? Curious about SEO? Sign up for a crash course in making the most of platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
Why: Take your laptop and get to work using tips from Working Girls bloggers and experts from Google, as they show you how to spread the virtual word.
When: Fri., 9:30 a.m.
Where: The Academy of South Florida, 3100 S. Dixie Hwy., ste. 100, Coconut Grove (305-648-2000). Tickets ($35) at femfessionals.com.

GIVE (and GET)
The Other Women Launch Party
Have a drink with and unload your holiday shopping dramas on the creators of the discreet gift-giving concierge service while you shop swimwear and spy old St. Nick in the flesh.
Why: Get 15 percent off Nic del Mar and Yellowboard when you take an unwrapped toy for a child up to 18 years old, to be donated to Amigos for Kids.
When: Fri., 5 p.m.
Where: Nic del Mar, 475 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables (305-442-8080). R.S.V.P. to info@theotherwomen.co.

Emèna Spa
The beauty haven known for its makeovers gets one for itself, plus new digs in the Design District.
Why: Check in for a Power Plate class, massages, laser treatments, manis/pedis, and hair extensions.
When: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 4100 NE 2nd Ave., ste. 301 (305-438-3777).

The Nutcracker a Magical New Play
Based on the original E.T.A. Hoffmann story, the age-old ballet gets a modern-day twist from the House Theatre of Chicago.
Why: Original songs, puppetry, and dialogue — because you always wondered what the Sugar Plum Fairy was thinking.
When: Fri.-Dec. 30. Showtimes at arshtcenter.org.
Where: Carnival Studio Theater at Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Tickets ($45) at 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org.

Photo: Courtesy of Luckyrice

IT Academy Miami
3100 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33133
551 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
4385 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
475 Biltmore Way
ste 105
Coral Gables, FL 33134
4100 NE 2nd Ave
ste 301
Miami, FL 33137
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132