If youve never taken a trip to Miamis boondocks (AKA Palmetto Bay), you should make it a point to hit up the sprawling greens of Deering Estate (16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami) for the Labor Day Blues Picnic. Coming at the tail-end of three months of lovemaking, waking and baking, and parking and sparking, the federal holiday marks the time of year when summer steam and mosquitoes finally fade away. So this Sunday at 10 a.m., go celebrate the end of the sweaty season at the Estate. Walk around outside with your shirt off, sip an ice-cold brew with your homies, and pig out on barbecue while the Blackstar Blues Band gets down and dirty. A tip: Bring a bib and some wet naps. Tickets cost $30 for adults and $20 for kids if you choose the food package. Without grub, it costs $15 for adults and $10 for kids. Call 305-235-1668 or visit deeringestate.org.
Sun., Sept. 5, 10 a.m., 2010