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FILIPINO & FRIENDS After the long wait, Talde finally opens at Thompson Miami Beach on Friday. Top Chef participant Dale Talde is the creative mastermind behind the Asian-American menu for the Brooklyn and Jersey City restaurant concept’s third location. His Filipino background serves as inspiration, which he tweaks for American taste buds. The idea is to be everything to everyone who craves Asian cuisine, whether a family-style meal or quick bite after a night on the town. Dim sum includes pretzel pork and chive dumplings to dip in spicy mustard, while noodle dishes range from the Hong Kong variety with beef short rib to pad Thai with crispy oysters and bacon. He makes the most of his new locale in sourcing Florida snapper roasted in banana leaves and eaten with moo-shoo pancakes.
BROWN IN TOWN Orlebar Brown, which is always a hit at Miami Swim Week, launched a pop-up shop at Bal Harbour Shops just in time for the debut of its Cruise 2015 collection. With 1,800 square feet, its first Florida boutique carries men’s, women’s and children’s swimwear. The British brand premiered in 2007 and has become known for its tailored approach to men’s swim trunks manufactured in Europe. Based on traditional trousers, they feature details like distinctive side fasteners. Founder and photographer Adam Brown sought to create men’s looks that can easily go from the beach to the bar or café just as women wear caftans to dinner. The firm has grown to five locations in the U.K., and is beginning to branch out in Europe and the U.S. .
NATURAL DIET Gallery Diet inaugurates its new space on Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. The occasion also unveils “Trees in Oolite,” its first-ever exhibition for outdoor design, through January 9, 2016. The group show features furniture, lighting and objects by eight designers and artists. The gallery’s new home comprises a compound of structures built in the 1940s around a secret garden. The show’s pieces are placed around green areas planted with mango and avocado trees for a delightful tour. View Mimi Jung’s woven sculpture reminiscent of a hammock, an illuminated table in solid travertine marble from the Snarkitecture collaborative, and Jim Drain’s clever concept of cooling metal lawn chairs through a water hose connection. Book an appointment to use the show’s transparent sauna, a celebration of steamy Miami.
SCULPTURE SPECTACLE American post-minimalist artist Richard Tuttle visits for a talk on Friday at 7 p.m., at the Palm Court (140 NE 39th Street). You may have spotted “Splash,” his first public art project, a massive mural with 140,000 colored tiles at Aqua in Miami Beach. On November 7, Locust Projects hosts a reception for “Pore,” Brooklyn-based Martha Friedman’s first Miami exhibit through January 9, 2016. Among her new, site-specific works are rubber sculptures in vibrant hues that cascade from the ceiling. She also created rubber costumed mannequins and metal sculptures, such as a large-scale necklace of drain covers and paperclips. Local Beatriz Monteavaro shows “Nochebuena” in the Project Room. A conversation with the artists starts at 6 p.m., followed by a collaborative performance with Silas Riener at 7:30 p.m.