The weekend packs a punch. Kaboom! Pow! Bam!
What: Local artist Ben Abounassif debuts his collection of mixed-media works depicting iconic heroes like Wonder Woman and Superman.
Why: With great power comes great responsibility.
When: Sat., 7-10 p.m.
Where: B1 Lifeshop, 6900 Biscayne Blvd., ste. 6 (305-917-3063).
Fall Fashion Show
What: Rumeur Boutique presents the season’s best styles, along with cocktails and apps to benefit the Lodge, a local shelter for domestic violence victims.
Why: It’s a Rumeur mill.
When: Fri., 9 p.m.
Where: Andú, 141 SW 7th St., Brickell (786-871-7005). R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917-776-2458.
Misha’s Cupcakes Opens
What: The local baker opens a storefront offering lattes, cakes, scones, and her famous cuppies.
Why: It takes the cake.
When: Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: 1548 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables (786-200-6153).
The Man of Two Havanas
What: Filmmaker Vivien Lesnik Weisman’s documentary explores her incendiary childhood in Miami, after her father, Cuban activist Max Lesnik, fell out with Castro’s regime.
Why: Discuss the Rubik’s Cuba.
When: Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach (305-674-1040).
Slow Food Exotic Fruit Brunch
What: Nosh on mangos, mamey shakes, and baked banana French toast at this a.m. feast prepared by chefs from Le Cordon Bleu Miami.
Why: Taste the forbidden fruit.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables (305-667-1651). R.S.V.P. online at slowfoodmiami.com.
Leona Naess’s Thirteens
What: The indie singer’s eleven new songs were whittled down from thirteen albums’ worth of music recorded with no budget.
Why: You’re 30 going on 13.
When: You feel misunderstood.
Where: At your local record store or online at amazon.com.