You spent the weekend jogging the Rickenbacker Causeway in preparation for the caloric destruction that’s about to go down. But now it’s time to switch gears and concentrate on the real task at hand: figuring out how to cope with the upcoming stress of the holiday. Thanksgiving weekend in Miami has been historically one of the best for parties, so now you need to decide where to spend it. From South Miami to Mid-Beach and more, here are the top ten Thanksgiving weekend parties in Miami-Dade. Choose wisely.

10. Friendsgiving With DJ Irie. If you’re looking to decompress before your house is invaded by loud relatives but are saving your cash for the Black Friday sales, search no further than the Wharf. Drink specials include $1 Wharf Lager pints and $3 glasses of wine this Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Plus, donate a non-perishable food item to score a free cocktail. In true Miami fashion, catch some rays by the water and get down to beats spun by DJ Irie. Noon Wednesday, November 21, at the Wharf, 114 SW N. River Dr., Miami; 305-906-4000; Admission free with RSVP via

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