Hump day got you blue? Join Miami Comedy for midweek laughs and half-off drinks and bites at The Lounge @ SLS Brickell. Funnyman Manny Garavito hosts Laughing Sessions every Wednesday at 9 p.m., showcasing a changing lineup of some of the most hilarious comics in South Florida including Danny Benavente, Luis Diaz, Cindy-Anne Boisson, Oriel Rodriguez and Ridiculous Nicholas, among many others. Grab your friends (or a date), sink into a leather couch in the vintage-bar-meets-safari lounge and nibble on wood-fired pizzas and other happy hour bites by Fi’lia. Happy Hour starts at 6 p.m; a $15 entrance ticket for the 9 p.m. show gets you BOGO cocktails until the end of the show; sbe.com.
Steel pan rhythms, over-the-top rhinestone-encrusted costumes, feathers, drums and the aroma of Caribbean spices in the air; it’s time for Miami Carnival ! Traditional Carnival as celebrated in Trinidad and Brazil, is a festive season which occurs immediately before Lent, usually in February or March…but in South Florida, the celebrations begin the week before Columbus Day in October. The kaleidoscope of amazing talent and energy features a series of signature events including Junior Carnival, Panorama, J’ouvert and the costumed Parade & Concert; Oct. 9; MiamiCarnival.org.
Championing the core values of design, innovation, originality and discovery, Key Biscayne Car Week is 3 days of must-see events, imaginative activations and exclusive launches. The kick-off on Friday begins with 2x Formula One and 2x Indiana 500 champ Emerson Fittipaldi hosting a Sponsor’s Reception. The fun really shifts into high gear on Saturday when Fittipaldi drives the Spirit of Miami onto Monaco Square to launch a full day of exciting vintage, luxury and F1 race car exhibitions, live music, go-kart races and trophy presentations. The excitement concludes Sunday at the Crossbridge Church with more cars, a morning presentation by the Fittipaldi Family and a delicious lunch buffet; all culminating with a fabulous Dinner Gala at the Key Biscayne Yacht Club; Sept. 30-Oct. 2; KeyBiscayneCarWeek.org.