Art imitates (the good) life.
Locust Projects’s One Night Stand: Fifteenth Anniversary Block Party
What: Get arty at the nonprofit gallery pop-up, which includes work from L.A. based artist Karl Haendel and a video sculpture from Miami native Carlos Rigau.
Why: Tunes spun by Rigau and DJ Catorce Leches, Gastropod bites, beer, tequila, and more.
When: Fri., 7-10 p.m.
Where: 3852 N. Miami Ave. (305-576-8570). Ticket ($15) at locustprojects.org. R.S.V.P. to email@example.com.
Daily Melt Opens
What: Take one James Beard Award-winning chef (Allen Susser), add fromage and a new spot in Midtown, and you’ve got a snazzy sandwich shop.
Why: Three cheese with mozzarella, provolone, and cheddar on sourdough; roasted turkey melt with provolone, spinach, and chipotle mayo; and a garden melt with portobello, Gouda, tomato, spinach, and basil pesto on whole wheat.
When: Daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 3401 N. Miami Ave., ste. 123 (305-573-0101).
What: Kick off the weekly series with an om-worthy mat session. Stick around after the last downward dog for an afternoon barbecue.
Why: BYO mat — and bring your swimsuit for a post-lotus dip.
When: Sat., 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Where: Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach (305-531-2727).
Miami International Film Festival
What: Laugh, cry, and whiten your knuckles during ten days of cinema. View more than 100 films, including the premiere of River Phoenix’s Dark Blood.
Why: Dress to the nines for the opening night gala for a chance to win the fest’s first best-dressed competition. (The prize: $1,200 to shop at Osklen.)
When: Fri.-Mar. 10. Schedule at miami.festivalgenius.com.
Where: Locations vary. Movie ($12-$14) and gala ($105) tickets at miamifilmfestival.com.
305 Dinner at Mondrian South Beach
What: A thrifty three-course prix fixe menu ($30.50) honors our area code with dishes such as kale Caesar salad, sushi, branzino, and cookies.
Why: Mention DailyCandy for a complimentary caipirinha.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 7-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m.-midnight.
Where: Mondrian South Beach, 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach (305-514-1500).
Photo: Ginger Photography / Courtesy of Locust Projects