Seduction, Tassels, Burlesque, & Beats: Thursday Nights At Cafeina
Thursday nights are a curious beast. Like starter fluid, they have the capacity to set fire to your entire weekend – one night before it officially starts. They’re the appetizer to your entrée. The foreplay to the fun. And in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District, a new Thursday night party is kindling that has all the fire, foreplay, corsets, and tassels you need. The name: Beats & Burlesque, and it’s happening at Cafeina, the restaurant-lounge-art gallery that has a lot of everything for everyone. Happening inside Cafeina’s just-launched, 1920s speakeasy Mezzanine – the new party is a study in tease and seduction, starring guest DJs, and international burlesque star Aurora Natrix and her Ritz Glitz Revue’s gaggle of red-headed and raven-haired, scantily-clad dames.
While the burlesque girls gyrate their nipple-tasseled selves and swallow flaming wands of fire, you get the chance to swallow gulps of Cafeina’s signature cocktails, such as the caffeinated Gaucho drink with Jamaican coffee spirits, bitters, and Rye Old Fashioned, and the Cane Daiquiri with fresh grapefruit, sugarcane syrup, and Caribbean Black and White Rum. There are also champagne bottle specials if you’re planning on staying (most of) the night.
And since we all need a little sustenance when we’re busy gazing at corsets and downing coffee spirits, executive chef Diego Pasqualicchio brings the Latin flavor right to your seat, serving Latin tapas like crispy baby back ribs, Cafeina’s beloved stuffed dates, slow-cooked pork tenderloin, and white corvina fish ceviche.
Lucky for you, the show starts at 8pm and lasts until 1am, so you only have to wait eight hours before you can get to work and excitedly gab by the microwave to your co-workers about the burlesque-tapas-champagne-fire-filled night you just had. Of course they’ll think you dreamt it and name you The Office Crazy, but you’ll know deep inside it really happened. You’ll know.