What to do this weekend...

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(from Daily Candy and Thrillist)
WATCH: Last Stop 174
What: Before the Brazilian Film Fest closes, catch renowned director Bruno Barreto’s movie that weaves in the true story of a Rio de Janeiro bus hostage crisis in 2000.
Why: It’s Rio grand.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd., South Beach.
Info at 305-600-3347.

(I saw a movie/documentary based on this a few years ago, Bus 174, holy shit is pretty much all I can say. I'm not sure if Stop 174 is a movie based on the true events, or if it is another docu-movie..but I'd definately recommend it.)

DC Drink Deal
What: Table 8 launches a $35 prix fixe menu (think skirt steak, risotto, local mahi); mention DailyCandy and get two-for-one specialty cocktails anytime.
Why: The award-winning Basil 8 (fresh grapes and basil, vodka, sweet lime, and a splash of ginger ale).
When: Sun.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 8 a.m.-midnight.
Drink special, thru July 8.
Where: 1458 Ocean Dr., South Beach (305-695-4114).

Eat: 8 Oz Burger Bar 2nd Location 1458 Ocean Dr, South Beach; 305.695.41114
8's taking over the breezeway in the Z Ocean Hotel, plating burgers like their house blend (a meaty conglomeration of sirloin, tri-tip, short rib, and chuck) and edible fun like the Suds & Slider Sampler: three 5oz beers with mini wild boar, lamb, and prime beef burgers. There's also sides goodness like fried pickles and truffled potato skins, and a mess of burger toppings like fried green tomatoes, purple mustard, Humbolt Fog cheese, and cave-aged Gruyere described as "nutty", but wouldn't you be too, if you were trapped in a cave? Study major beef accoutrements on the full menu at 8OzBurgerBar.com

Watch/Drink: Visual Acoustics Doc Thurs, 6:30pm, Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St, Miami; 305.375.3000
MAM kicks off its monthly Summer Nights series with a full open bar from 6:30 to 8:00, gratis Birkedal Hartmann Cognac 'til 9:30, and free popcorn throughout this Dustin Hoffman-narrated doc on the photography of Julius Shulman, the guy who helped put modern architecture on the map by shooting famous glass houses in LA, then did the same with Miami's own MiMo movement, which would be considered modernism's frivolous offspring, if architecture got laid more often. Free for MAM members, $10 for non-members (buy tix at the door). For more info, and to watch the trailer, go to MiamiArtMuseum.org

Jazid Anniversary
June 12th and 13th, Jazid, the South Beach club where Latin and American jazz, funk, cumbia, and reggae meet to form a truly original live music scene, will be celebrating 13 years of having opened its doors to loyal music fans. Catch Spam Allstars playing Saturday night.

Caffe Abbracci Celebrates 20 Years
Dinner at Caffe Abbracci usually nets you several local politician sightings, a few brushes with random celebs (we're looking at you, Banderas) and heaping plates of Italian fare. All this month it'll also mean a special three-course menu with veal scaloppini, penne with pink sauce, a glass of Perrier-Jouët champagne and a good segue into your Desperado story.
411:$35, through June 30, Caffe Abbracci, 318 Aragon Ave, 305-441-0700

Finnish Marimekko Opening Party
Your favorite Scandinavian design store has migrated from the beach to the mainland. Help them celebrate their Design District debut by sipping a few of their complimentary cocktails and perusing their pattern-happy stock of furniture, wallpaper, linens, towels and bags. Seriously, it would be rude not to at least stop by.
411:7-9pm, June 13, Marimekko Miami, 3940 N. Miami Ave, 305-573-4244

Pay Your Age
June Birthdays at Acqualina Resort
If your birthday is this month or you know someone whose is, you'll want to head to the Acqualina, where the room rate for one night's stay is equal to your age. The catch is you have to also book their new spa day-pass for $55, which gets you a 20-minute massage and unlimited access to crystal steam rooms, Finnish saunas and the oceanfront pool. So actually, there is no catch.
411:Now through June 30, Acqualina Resort, 17875 Collins Ave, 305-918-6777

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