Food, wine, and festing.
The Opening of Q American Barbeque
What: Chef Jonathan Eismann debuts his down-home barbecue joint/live music venue with a party he cautioned us will know no bounds.
Why: Tequila shots; samples of house-smoked, dry-rubbed, brined, and lightly sauced barbecue; menu tastings; and music by The Cat Daddies.
When: Party, tonight, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Daily, 5 p.m.-1 a.m. (Lunch starts next week.)
Where: 4029 N. Miami Ave., Design District (305-227-2378).
Fish Tacos and Specialty Cocktails Poolside
What: Executive chef Sam Talbot cooks dishes from his upcoming menu at Mondrian Soho. Mixologist John Lermayer pairs them with cocktails. And it’s free.
Why: Music by DJ Chelsea Leyland.
When: Fri., 8:30 p.m.
Where: Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (305- 695-3100). R.S.V.P. to email@example.com.
Edward Steichen: in High Fashion
What: Celeb portraits (Crawford, Garbo, Hepburn, Rogers, Dietrich) shot for Vogue and Vanity Fair between 1923 and 1937.
Why: It’s a glam slam.
When: Thru Apr. 11.
Where: Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (954-525-5500).
Lady Lux Boutique Grand Opening Event
What: Food (like Sweet Annie’s Baked Goods), drink, and spring fashions, including a RaMona LaRue trunk show.
Why: Fifteen percent off storewide, plus a raffle (for a $100 store credit) to benefit Haiti.
When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: 3660 Coral Way (305-444-0868).
Feast on the Farm
What: Three-course dinner by top local chefs, plus an auction of spa, restaurant, and hotel deals.
Why: Proceeds benefit Fertile Roots Miami, which funds community gardens and helps restaurants start sustainable composting.
When: Mar. 7. Sun., 5-9 p.m.
Where: Paradise Farms, 19801 SW 320th St., Homestead. Tickets online at fertileearth.org.
Photo: Courtesy of Q American Barbeque