Star Island Reading & Book Signing
What: Local novelist Carl Hiaasen reads from his latest thriller, which takes digs at celebrity culture and the paparazzi who stalk it.
Why: Miami takes center stage.
When: Mon., 7 p.m.
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables. Tickets ($10 for Fairchild members, $15 for nonmembers) at 305-667-1651.
Pilates One Deal
What: DailyCandy readers new to the Grove studio can get one class for $20 (reg. $45) and $100 off a ten-session pack (reg. $350).
Why: Owner Jeannine Bergmann adds hand weights, inner-thigh rings, and other props to an already-intense workout on the gravity machine.
When: Thru Sept. 2.
Where: 3100 S. Dixie Hwy., ph. 401, Coconut Grove (786-545-6889).
DailyCandy’s Start Small, Go Big Contest
What: In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we’re helping three brilliant small businesses take it to the next level.
Why: You could win $10,000, a trip to New York City, a write-up by DailyCandy editors, and a day at DailyCandy Academy, where you’ll hobnob and brainstorm with industry bigwigs.
When: Enter by 10 a.m. EST on Sept. 6.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com/startsmallgobig.
Rebel Summer Sale
What: End-of-the-season styles are 30-50 percent off at the Upper East Side boutique.
Why: Black Halo dresses, Parker tops, accessories, and swimsuits.
When: Thru Sept. 15.
Where: 6669 Biscayne Blvd. (305-758-2369).
What: Up to 55 percent off YumNY’s suits — think patterned bandeau tops and ruffled bottoms in punchy colors.
Why: Even more snazzy styles from the likes of Brette Sandler, Sofia by Vix, and Zimmermann.
When: You’re not ready for summer to be over.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Q American Barbeque’s All You Can Eat
What: Stuff your face at Jonathan Eismann’s BBQ joint where $29 gets you unlimited servings of meat (spare ribs, sliders, wings) and sides (mac ’n’ cheese, cornbread).
Why: Miami Spice never fills you up.
When: Thru Sept. 30.
Where: 4029 N. Miami Ave., Design District (305-227-2378).
Photo: Courtesy of Knopf