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Mos Def presents

The Ecstatic Tour featuring
Mos Def and Jay Electronica

Produced by Garden Grown, Guerilla Union, AE District and Contagious Musiq

Saturday, August 15 @ 8PM
Knight Concert Hall

"There is no better lyricist (or deliverer of lyrics) in music. Not hip-hop. Music."

Teaming up with Jay Electronica, famed hip hop MC and actor
Mos Def comes to the Adrienne Arsht Center stage with performances of classic tracks and new material from his album The Ecstatic.

From Daily Candy:
Radioboxer Performs
Discover the awesome garage band sounds of the local, female-fronted group.
Why: No soap Radioboxer.
When: Sat., 9 p.m.
Where: The Annex, 9911 NW 80th Ave., Hialeah. Free admission with R.S.V.P.

Crescendos Piano Bar
The new watering hole has plush seating, dim lighting, classic cocktails, and talent tickling the ivories.
Why: Get keyed in.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5 p.m.-4 a.m.
Where: 113 Lincoln Rd., South Beach (305-674-1787). Map It

Charlotte Bistro Opens
The girly eatery (pink-patterned wallpaper, colorful mismatched chairs) serves traditional French fare like quiche with truffle-salt fries and crème brulee.
Why: Get caught in Charlotte’s web.
When: Mon. & Tues., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. & 6-10 p.m.; Wed.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. & 6-11 p.m.
Where: 264 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables (305-443-3003). Map It

Back to School Drive
Amigos for Kids requests backpacks, crayons, notebooks, and such for children in need.
Why: Be a teacher’s pet.
When: Thru Aug. 31. Mon-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: 801 SW 3rd Ave., ste. 300. Map It

From Rare Daily:

The Newport Hotel's Bikini Contest (and Free Beer)
Sizzling Augusts in Miami can only lead to one thing... a nice cool pool. And ice-cold beer, of course. Score both at The Newport Beachside Hotel's pool party this Sunday. Expect DJs, boat races, 3 1/2 foot high Beer Tubes, and the ever-popular bikini contest.
Plus, mention RareDaily and your first drink is on them. Thanks Newport.

The Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, 16701 Collins Avenue, (305) 949-1300,