Weekend Recommender: August 8-11
August 08, 2013 | by LIANA LOZADA | Pursuits
Find your center with yogi Tara Stiles at The Standard this weekend.
Mixology Class at The Hoxton
Thursday, Aug. 8, 7-9 p.m.
Thomas Merolla leads attendees through three classic cocktail preparations: Mojito, Pisco Sour, and Old-Fashioned. Guests can also nibble on bar bites and take home goodie bags. Classes are $45 per person or $80 per couple. Reservations required. 1111 S.W. 1st Ave., Miami, 305-677-8466
For Artists, By Artists
Thursday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m.
The South Beach Marriott launches its monthly live art exhibition, showcasing local talents on the hotel's oceanfront terrace. Thursday's "For Artists, By Artists" event will feature live art by five Miami creatives, including urban artist Miguel Paredes. Happy hour specials will be extended until 9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. 161 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-536-7700
Tara Stiles Yoga Retreat
Friday-Monday, Aug. 9-12
Beloved yogi and Strala Yoga owner Tara Stiles is bringing her laid-back aura to The Standard for an "Energize, Relax, and Restore" retreat. Classes begin Saturday morning. Contact the hotel directly for details. 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-1717
The Miami City Ballet Open House
Saturday, Aug. 10., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Miami City Ballet hosts an open house featuring four free, half-hour beginners and adult ballet, modern, jazz, and Pilates mat classes. The classes are open to anyone 14 and over. 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach, 305-929-7007
Saffron Supper Club
Sunday, Aug. 11, 6-9 p.m.
The Hidden Kitchen's Michael Jacobs partners with local food savants Sara Liss and Maude Eaton to host "A Night in Jerusalem" pop-up dinner. The elaborate family-style feast will include Persian stews, traditional mezze, and olive oil cake. Tickets are $65 per person and include handcrafted Grey Goose cocktail pairings. 5255 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-868-7442
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