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Alexis Sample Sale
What: Take up to 60 percent off a warehouse full of women’s wear from local designer Alexis Barbara Isaias.
Why: Flowing frocks, tiny bikinis, and fold-over pants become instant summer staples.
When: Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: 5000 SW 75th Ave., ste. 112 (305-441-9770).
Switchboard of Miami Bachelor Auction
What: In one night alone, score a date; bid in a silent auction; enjoy music, drinks, and bites; and benefit a charity that connects people in need with community resources.
Why: Internet dating is so 2011.
When: Thurs., 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: The Stage, 170 NE 38th St. Tickets ($30 for bidders; $35 for nonbidders) at 305-358-1640 or online at events.r20.constantcontact.com, or at the door ($50).
From Luli Fama
What: Get the scoop behind the latest collection from local swimwear designer Lourdes “Luli” Hanimian, take advantage of one-on-one styling, and shop exclusive pieces.
Why: Dive in and score a cosmetics bag with purchase.
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Nordstrom, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura (305-356-6900).
Jacob Jeffries Band Album Release
What: The local band’s fourth offering, Tell Me Secrets, is full of piano-driven pop rock with a South Florida influence.
Why: Sounds like a Ben Folds, Gavin DeGraw, Jason Mraz, and Tom Petty hybrid with Miami roots.
Where: Online at itunes.apple.com.
Get Glowing Cheek Tint and Luminizer
What: Miami-based makeup company Beauty for Real donates 25 percent of proceeds from its Goldrush/Afterglow shade ($29) to Make-a-Wish Southern Florida.
Why: Radiance that gives back.
When: Thru May 31.
Where: Online at beautyforreal.com.
Edge Steak & Bar Terrace Grand Opening Party
What: James Beard award-winning design firm AvroKo gives the steakhouse an expanded indoor/outdoor space for happy hours, pre- and postdinner drinks, and date night.
Why: Comfy couches, fire pits, and a retractable roof for stargazing while you sip and savor new menu items (mussels with monk amber ale, Florida rock shrimp with whole wheat pappardelle).
When: Fri., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Miami, 1435 Brickell Ave., 7th flr. (305-381-3190).
Photo: Courtesy of Alexis