Wednesday, August 20, 2014

This Weekend

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Photo courtesy Nick Gentry

  • Bombs Away: Every Drop Counts Water Balloon Fight

    Pelt randoms with water bombs for a good cause at the city’s largest water balloon fight.

    Food, too: Fill up on crispy-crusted pizza, loaded Cuban pork fries, and cheesy Italian chicken fries.

    Sat 9a-3p. Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24 St., South Miami (786-955-2770). $20 here.

    Nearby: Duffy’s Tavern; Arbetter Hot Dogs; Sports Grill Bird Road

  • Floppy Art: Xchange by Nick Gentry

    Common objects are turned into the uncommon by this London artist, from floppy disks to film negatives. 

    On-site viewing: Admire sexy female art subjects posing for Gentry's live paintings.

    Sat 5-8p. Robert Fontaine Gallery, 2349 NW 2 Ave., Wynwood (305-397-8530). Free.

    Nearby: The Hangar; Will Call Miami; Pride & Joy

  • On the Down-Low: Hidden Kitchen Pop-Up at Blackbird Ordinary

    Test out this pop-up kitchen's spicy pulled pork sandwiches and brisket with truffle mac ‘n cheese.

    Sip on this: Double up on 2-for-1s of signature cocktails, including the potent vodka-laced Wandering Albatross.

    Fri 5-10p. Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW 1 Ave., Brickell (305-671-3307). No cover.

    Nearby: Sushi Sake; PAX; Finnegan’s on the River

  • Belly Up: The Great Taste of the Grove

    Stroll the tree-shaded park, filling up on spinach pies from Acropolis, and listening to eight live bands.

    Listen up: The Latin hip-hop sound of Miami’s own Suenalo (Sun 5:30p).

    Sat & Sun noon-7p. Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove (305-444-7270). $10. 

    Nearby: Monty’s; Greenstreet’s Café; Scotty’s Landing

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