Partida Party: Master mixologist Jacques Bezuidenhout and Social Club bartender Chad Phillips will create tequila cocktails at the Surfcomber, 1717 Collins Ave. Free with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. 5:30-7 p.m. Friday.
The Dead Rabbit Pop-Up: The acclaimed New York bar will be slinging its Victorian-era drinks at Patpong Road, 1661 Meridian Ave. Free. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Naked Taco: Chef Ralph Pagano opens his new Mexican restaurant in the Dream Hotel, 1111 Collins Ave., with a party featuring “sexy taco dancers.” Free with RSVP to email@example.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
Daniel Boulud Lunch: Recipes from Boulud’s new cookbook will star in this four-course lunch with wine pairings at his db Bistro Moderne, 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way. $93. 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Eats & Beats: Several dozen local restaurants and bars will showcase their best bites and drinks to sets of live music at the Moore Building, 4040 NE 2nd Ave. Proceeds benefit DJ Irie’s nonprofit Irie Foundation. $99-$250. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Cosmopolitan: Food from Joe’s Stone Crab and STK will be flowing as chefs and their hangers-on unwind at this popular late-night party at the New World Center, 500 17th St. Free with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
Acqualina Wine Dinner: Dewey LoSasso will prepare a four-course dinner paired with wines from Joseph Phelps Vineyards at Acqualina Resort & Spa, 17871 Collins Ave. $175. 7 p.m. Sunday.
Gramercy Tavern Dinner: James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Anthony will cook a multicourse meal with wine pairings at Michael Schwartz’s The Cypress Room, 3620 NE 2nd Ave. $300. 7 p.m. Sunday.
Miami restaurateur Michael Schwartz is not personally participating in any official festival events this year, but his Genuine Hospitality Group is bringing in out-of-town chefs to host pop-up dinners at Harry’s Pizzeria and Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink, in addition to the Gramercy Tavern dinner at Cypress Room. All Weekend.
Freehand Miami: Unwind this Sunday in the backyard from 5-8pm, and enjoy all the Chef Jeremiah BBQ and Broken-Shaker specialties you can handle while local singer-songwriter Angela Laino performs a soulful live set.