What to Do on the Longest Day of Summer
It’s summer solstice! Here are four ways to spend the day.
June 20, 2012
Belly up the bar at Sushi Samba for caipirinha lessons
When it comes to summer, Miami has a jump on the rest of the nation. With the dog days upon us, today’s summer solstice—aka the longest day of the year—officially kicks off the season. Here’s how we recommend spending the day.
16th Annual American Black Film Festival
Now in its blossoming adolescence, the American Black Film Festival returns with groundbreaking films, intimate discussions, and exclusive afterparties. Today’s opening selection, Beasts of Southern Wild, has already garnered stellar reviews at film festivals across the globe. Flicks will screen through the weekend at the Colony Theater and Miami Beach Cinematheque. Through June 23. abff.com
Babalu Miami Garage Sale
This luxe lifestyle store is hosting an unprecedented super sale atop Lincoln Road's iconic parking garage. Missoni, SWIMS shoes, and Iittala glassware are just a few the brands Babalu is including in its must-go inventory. Through Thursday; NOON–7 PM. 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-538-0777; babalumiami.com
International Surfing Day at First Surf Shop
F1rst Surf Shop is celebrating surfing's biggest day with two fun-in-the-sun events. Today, from 1 to 5 PM, F1rst will host free stand-up paddleboard lessons behind the Continuum building. At 8 PM, the party heads indoors for a screening of Taylor Steele's Here & Now, a surf culture documentary captured in timespan of a day. To sweeten the celebration F1rst will also serve up complimentary cocktails and cupcakes. 40 S. Pointe Dr., Suite 107, Miami Beach, 305-397-8103; f1rsthop.com
SambaHour at SushiSamba
Put a Brazilian twist on the traditional happy hour (5:30–7 PM) with Leblon Cachaça at SushiSamba. Purchase a drink and Samba’s talented mixologists will demonstrate a step-by-step guide to making a caipirinha. On-the-house light Brazilian bites will be available for nibbling. 600 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-673-5337; sushisamba.com