MODEL CITIZEN: One of Miami's premiere shopping meccas, Village Of Merrick Park, is hosting an event tonight not to miss. Etro, a high-end Italian ready-to-wear men's and women's apparel and lifestyle brand, is hosting an exclusive in-store social shopping and charitable event that will not only be full of fabulous fashion, but a portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit the New World Symphony. Guests are invited to experience an extraordinary live performance by Fellows of the New World Symphony while indulging in classic tastes of Italy including prosecco courtesy of Martini & Rossi and hors d'oeuvres from Elite Catering. 7 P.M. RSVP required, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAD TO THE BONES: Going to the same places all time can not only get boring, but becoming a "regular" somewhere isn't always a good thing. To change things up a little, check out Miami's Ecco Lounge. Located in downtown, the 7,000-square-foot lounge offers revelers innovative nightlife events brought to you by the famous POPLIFE team. Tonight, the mega space will be invaded by Bare Bones, a new weekly Thursday party that is sexy mod fun where underground elitists are encouraged and outlandish pop culture is inspired. And if you call yourself a lady, you drink for free from 11 P.M. to midnight. 11 P.M.
BURN IT UP: If you get home tonight, look at the stove and decide that tonight is just not the night, we understand. We have too many great restaurants in this city to not splurge every once in a while. Tonight, Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach will host a culinary cook-off between their own executive chef Marc Debas and celebrity chef Marc Cummings. Guests will enjoy fine buffet fare and witness cooking demonstrations by these two masters of cuisine. It might be a little pricey at $85 per person, but this isn't your mama's buffet line. The food extravaganza will include passed canapes, appetizer stations and main course stations, which will be prepared by the chefs themselves. Bon appetite! 7 P.M