Joia Miami Launch Party 1/27/11

Joia Miami Launch Party
January 27, 2011, 7pm-10pm
Cafeina
297 Northwest 23rd Street
Miami, FL 33127
www.insensemiami.com

Have you heard? Paying full price is so pase.

Discounts are what’s in fashion!

Join us at Cafeina as we launch Miami’s premier Lifestyle and Dining guide chock full of Miami’s best kept secrets.

If you aren’t “in the know” now you will be – and if you already are, then you know that Joia is the best thing to happen to Miami.

Enjoy complimentary drinks, drink specials and live entertainment! Make sure you join us as we will have Salsa Performances, Hoola Hoopers, And Capoeira!

Joia guides will be available for purchase at HALF the PRICE!

Or if you just can’t wait (don’t blame you) use promo code JOIA2011 to get the discount now at http://joiaguide.com/

RSVP today before we reach capacity!

Vinyl and Kai (and Leather and Lace) Speed Mating 1/26/11

Vinyl & Kai (& Leather & Lace) Speed Mating
January 26, 2011, 7pm-9pm
Vinyl & Kai
1131 Washington Ave.,
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Register Online.

Don’t spend another Valentine’s Day alone!
On January 26, 2011, Vinyl & Kai will be hosting the hottest singles event on South Beach! Register for a chance to meet someone special, and possibly a future Valentine (Come on, it’s on your mind)
Relax, unwind and have a complimentary drink and get ready to meet some great people!

Every 2 minutes, everyone will rotate through a pool of Miami’s HOTTEST SINGLE WORKING PROFESSIONALS (yes, we’ve screened them – but not like the TSA).
At every tenth rotation, Vinyl and Kai will be providing screaming orgasms (sorry guys – they are just shots).

Here is the deal:
$15 (early bird price) gets you in. $20 at the door.
Parking across the street in parking garage on 11th Street: $3-5
Finding the love of a lifetime (or at least for Feb 14, 2011) ….PRICELESS!

Each participant will receive reduced tickets to South Beach’s famous World Erotic Museum and enjoy sponsor tables from Romance Parties, Gold Fellows, Pleasure Emporium and more!
No this is NOT your momma’s speed dating event… and you can tell your friends to come see for themselves.
Come for moral support, come for the drinks, come for the FUN!

InSense Miami Social Media Boot Camp 2/4/11

InSense Miami’s Social Media Boot Camp
February 4, 2011, 10AM
Iron Flower Fitness
7300 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, FL 33138
www.insensemiami.com

Does your business need some social media conditioning?
If you said YES just now, then mark your calendars for Friday morning February 4, 2011 and join us at Iron Flower Fitness in Miami!

SPREAD THE WORD! (Or you can Tweet it! We will show you how)

Join us and you will learn about…
What is Social Media?
Why does it work?
Why do I need it in my business?
What are the most effective social media mediums?
Case studies and successful campaigns
Why those having a video promoting your company’s image is so important
Tips, tricks and tools
How to make a social media game plan that is specific for your company’s needs

Speakers at the event will include:
Sandi Abott from Xpresso Marketing
Ingrid Molina from Fuller Online
Christian Tang from Marketang Group

SpeakOut 2011 Lenelle Moïse Workshops and Performance 1/14/11

Playwright, Poet Laureate, Lesbian, Lenelle Moïse Comes to Miami for Tigertail’s SpeakOut 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
8:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL
More Info.
booksandbooks.com
lenellemoise.com
tigertail.org

Lenelle Moise a lesbian and award-winning Haitian-American poet laureate, playwright, essayist, composer and nationally touring artist creates intimate, fiery, politicized, texts about the intersection of race, class, gender, sexuality, spirituality, culture and resistance. She will work in residence with a focus on Haitian and Haitian-American LGBTQ teens in Miami Dade.

Reading/Performance
FREE

Speakout Youth Events January 10-14, 2011
Miami Beach Regional Library, Pridelines, Safe Schools South Florida and the Gay Straight Alliances at M-Dade Public Schools. For information and to participate call Tigertail at 305 324 4337.

Countdown to New Years Eve with Afrobeta at The Water Club 12/31/10

Friday, December 31 10:00pm – 4:00am
The Water Club
3969 NE 163 st
North Miami Beach, FL
Buy tickets online.

The Water Club, Culture & Mas Inc Present:
Countdown 2011
Join us as we set sail towards the New Year!
Your cruise director has arranged this amazing list of performers for your on ship entertainment!
On the pool deck: A special live performance by one of Miami’s favorite bands:

Afrobeta
Along with:
Hottpants
Ashrock
Mas Inc
On the Lido deck: GFunk
On the Promenade:
Ashrock
Merlyn
SuperGenius
Shade

Party starts at 10pm
General Admission tickets – $25
GA + Open Bar all night ticket – $50
VIP ticket (includes GA ticket + premium open bar all night) – $75
Dinner seatings available with prix fixe menu. For more info and
reservations call (305)944-8411.

Not the Usual Suspects [new] Art in [new] Public [new] Places Opening Reception 1/8/11

Not the Usual Suspects: [new] Art in [new] Public [new] Places, opening in the new year.
ArtCenter/ South Florida Gallery
800 Lincoln Rd. & Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Opening Reception/ Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 7-10pm
On View/ January 7 – February 20, 2011

Not the Usual Suspects: [new] Art in [new] Public [new] Places will present forthcoming and recently completed projects from Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places. This exhibition will bring together a dynamic group of artists who are working to push the boundaries of public art and profoundly enhance the visual landscape of Miami-Dade County. Rendered in various media, from interactive video panels and new media technologies to highly integrated plaza and flooring designs, this exhibit will explore a cross section of innovative public art commissions currently being implemented in Miami-Dade County.

Featured Artists
Daniel Arsham/Snarkitecture, Carlos Betancourt, Edouard Duval Carrie, Carlos Alves and JC Carroll, Robert Chambers, Jackie Chan, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Ivan Toth Depeña, Red Grooms, Adler Guerrier, Christopher Janney, Roberto Juarez, Mikyoung Kim, Mike Mandel, Leonel Matheu, Christian Moeller, Michele Oka Doner, Tom Otterness, Po Shu Wang/Louise Berterson, Michelle Weinberg

Miami Dade Public Library 40th Anniversary Kick Off Celebration 1/20/11

Thursday, January 20, 2011 · 12:00pm – 7:30pm
Miami-Dade Public Library System, Main Library
101 West Flagler, Miami, FL
Facebook evite.
mdpls.org

’70s Dance Party on the Plaza Noon-2pm
Awesome dance party! Join the Super Soul Steppers and enjoy music, giveaways, prizes and dance contest. Come dressed with your best look from the past four decades to be eligible for prizes. Bring your lunch.

Reception and Art Exhibit Opening 6:30pm with special guests Greater Miami Youth Symphony & conversation with Dr. Paul George
RSVP to Pat Faison (305-375-5501 or faisonp@mdpls.org)

The 29th King Mango Strut in Coconut Grove 12/26/10

Be There Or Be Square!
Come & bring a friend – it will be a hoot!
Sunday, December 26 at 2 pm in Coconut Grove

Warning: This Parade Contains Nuts!
Join King Mango and his merry band of MangoHeads at the ultimate Tea party rally on Sunday, December 26th. Our theme this year is Restoring Humor.

At 2 pm, be there to witness the ceremonial banana dropping and the official start of the satirical parade to disperse gallons of oily jokes, slick skits and plumes of environmentally-challenged laughter into the pristine streets of downtown Coconut Grove. There’s no containment dome, top hat, or blow-out preventers for this all-day gusher of GLEE that is guaranteed to last a long, long time.

For this year’s Grand Marshal nothing but A Pair of Nuts would do to restore humor. The Nuts are the comedy sketch duo, Yamil Piedra and Johnny Trabanco. Their position on powder wigs and their wacky You-Tube videos wowed the selection committee with their commitment to Put the NUT back in CocoNUT Grove.

So bring your lawn chair and get ready to laugh because as creative as we are, we can’t possibly make this stuff up. Ripped from the headlines:

Get a pardon by Charlie Crist!
Look out for Wikileaks!
Glee club yourself with the Vuvuzelas Marching Band!
Ask for today’s special at the BP Café: Blackened Everything & Tuna Tar Tarred!
Fly with Christine O’Donnell on her I’m-not-a-Witch Tour!
Get that loving feeling from a TSA agent!
Receive a blessed condom from the Pope!
Become a member of Rick Scott’s cabinet!
Get bitten by bed bugs!
Touch this junk and not get arrested!
See what else the Chilean miners can crawl out of!
And if that wasn’t enough to want to grab a beer and bolt out an airplane’s emergency slide, watch out for Snooki, Lindsey Lohan, Brett Farve, Home Foreclosures, Illegal Aliens, and Lady Gaga. All this and Shakespeare ala Mango Strut performed by New Theatre!

Expect to see the usual Strut suspects: The Hare Krishnas, the Marching Freds, Running of the Bull Sh*tters, Coconut Grove Juggling Exchange, Progressive Marching Funeral Band, Little Mr. & Miss. Mangoes, former Miss Mangoes and dethroned Miss Mangoes. King Mango Music Massacre will included bands: Iko-Iko, Tall Boys Soul Band and the Robby Hunter Band

The Pre-Parade activities begin at 1:30 pm at the corner of Commodore Plaza and Main Highway with Grand Master C, Buzz Fleischman, from WLRN’s ‘South Florida Arts Beat’ Radio Buzz hosting the Little Mr. & Miss. Mango Pageant (for kids 4-10). This highly competitive pageant will surely make the new weeper of the House of Representative, Rep. John Boehner, cry. Early polling shows everyone is expected to win. The winners will ride the first float of the Strut.

All parade-goers should arrive early this year to go through TSA checkpoints. Avoid pink thongs, gerbils and stocking stuffers to avoid delay and if asked, don’t tell. Grope discounts are available.

Parade begins at 2 pm at the corner of Commodore Plaza and Main Highway. The parade turns left onto Main Highway, turns left onto Grand Avenue at CocoWalk and back to Commodore Plaza. If we are having too much fun, we will go around again until we all fall down. After the Parade, the CommodorePlaza and Fuller Street will remain closed and the King Mango Music Massacre begins. All the bands in the parade will continue playing until the festivities end at 6 pm.

All this entertainment is free (cheaper than a therapist) and open to the public. There is plenty of parking along or near the parade route at Mayfair, CocoWalk, Coconut Grove Playhouse parking lot on Main Highway and Charles Avenue, St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Coconut Grove Elementary School, City garage at Oak Avenue and Mary Street, and the City garage next to the Sonesta Hotel. Click here for map for parking.

If you don’t want to drive (who can blame you,) take the Metrorail to the Coconut Grove Station. There will be shuttle buses (the Coconut Grove Circulator) picking up eager parade-goers every 15 minutes at the station and dropping off 1 block from the parade route.

For more information, check our website www.kingmangostrut.org or call the Mango Hotline at 305-401-1171.

Putting the NUT in CocoNUT Grove since 1982.

Sasha Grey and Spam All Stars Host Lavish NYE Dinner Party 12/31/10

Sasha Grey & SPAM ALL-STARS Host Lavish NYE Dinner Party
Friday, December 31, 2010 8:00 PM
Catalina Hotel | 1732- 1756 Collins Avenue

Miami’s known for having one of the best New Year’s Eve celebrations in the nation, and this year it won’t be any different. The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club welcomes you to join them as they once again present one of the biggest and most talked about New Year’s Eve events in Miami, featuring music by The Spam All-Stars, with celeb host, actress Sasha Grey!
This lavish dinner party features access into all 3 Catalina buildings, as well as live music, seafood & caviar buffets, gourmet meats, the best pastas, sushi, an open bar and a champagne toast! Get your tickets for this highly anticipated event NOW because they’re already on sale!

Click here to purchase tickets.

InSense Miami Networking Event 1/20/11

InSense Miami Networking Event
January 20, 2011, 7:00pm
B.E.D. Miami
929 Washington Ave.,
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Register Online.

InSense Miami is starting the year off right!

Join us at B.E.D. (beverage.entertainment.dining) for our first monthly networking event of 2011!

We welcome the movers and shakers of Miami to network, like never before – in BED!

Not only do we have drink specials but complimentary dinner for the ladies.

Be sure to bring plenty of business cards for Business Card Bingo and find the resources, leads and opportunities for your business or company.

There will also be a raffle to win free admission to our upcoming Business Boot Camp Friday, February 4, 2011 at IronFlower Fitness Miami

Admission is $15 ($20 at the door) and includes an amazing dinner (as seen on the Travel Channel) for the ladies.

Those bold enough to go out on a school night stay in B.E.D. longer for their Le Vie Champagne Thursdays with Miami’s hottest tracks.

Look your best as photos will be taken and people will be tagged!

BUCK New Years 12/31/10

BUCK New Years
12/31/2010, 10pm.
BUCK15
707 Lincoln Ln.
Back door alley above MissYip
BUCK15.net

SAME LOW PRICES & SAME GREAT PARTY

Girls drink free until midnight!

$100 bottles of:
Veuve Cliquot
Johnny Walker Black
Ketel One
Absolute
Grey Goose

Plus:
*Buy two liquor bottles, get a free bottle of champange!
*Groups of 5 girls get a free bottles of champagne!

Chamber Music Elements of Air 1/14/11

Chamber Music – Elements of Air
Friday, Jan. 14, 6:30 Meet the Artist, 7pm concert
Historic Deering Estate Ballroom
Deering Estate at Cutler
16701 SW 72 Avenue
miami,FL 33157
www.deeringestate.org

Luciano Magnanini, a world acclaimed musician, joins the members of the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble as a guest bassoonist in the Stone House Ballroom of the historic estate. Together they perform music by Wolfgang A. Mozart, François Devienne, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Robert Schumann.

In this informal, but beautifully intimate setting, seating is limited to 125 people.

Mr. Magnanini has been principal bassoonist with the Orchestra Comunale della Opera in Genoa, and the Mexico City Philharmonic and has played under the baton of renowned conductors such as Leonard Bernstein and Zubin Meta, In addition to his active performing career, he has also recorded for RCA, CBS and Harmonia Mundi. Presently, he is a professor bassoon at the UM/Frost School of Music.

Tickets: $25 Adult, $12 Students. For tickets or more information call: 305. 235. 1668 x 233

Very Burlesque birthday at Club La Fee Verte 1/5/11

A Birthday Celebration For The Party Diva ~ Erin Mia Milchman
Very Burlesque birthday at Club La Fee Verte
Wednesday, January 5th
9pm Sharp
Club La Fee Verte
912 71st St
Miami, Fl
** Mandatory RSVP To ErinMiaMilchman@gmail.com
~ Guestlist Only ~

Your Presence Is Requested In True Burlesque Style
Club La Fee Vert Is An Authentic, Absinthe Speakeasy ~ Lounge In The Style Of The Fabulous Roaring Twenties.
Sounds By Dj V Butterfly

In Lieu Of Gifts Please Bring A Donation To “The Unforgettable Prom” Creating Unforgettable Experiences For Terminally Ill Teens.
www.TheUnforgettableProm.org

Table Reservations Are Strongly Suggested.
Call Erin Directly To Reserve: 954.232.0772

Themed Attire Is Requested
Strict Dress Code

Please Visit: www.CostumeWorld.com for inspiration & creative attire

Car Service: Pier 1 Limousines & Towncars 561. 531.4546

An Event Brought To You By: Haute In The City Events & Promotions www.HauteintheCityMiami.com

Sponsored By:
www.RitchieSwimWear.com
www.TriBecaMed.com
www.FullSpectrumMedia.com
www.PressFish.com
www.ScrubandTan.com

Look Good In Skinny Jeans This Holiday Season with New Skinny Cocktails from RA Sushi South Miami through 1/31/11

Look Good In Skinny Jeans This Holiday Season With
RA Sushi In South Miami’s New Skinny Cocktails
Low-calorie versions of classic drinks available for a limited time
RA Sushi in South Miami is located at 5829 SW 73rd St. across from The Shops at Sunset Place.

Between office goodies, holiday parties and family feasts, it’s easy to overindulge during the holiday season. For the person who’s trying to maintain willpower or for those who need a little help with their New Year’s resolutions, RA Sushi in South Miami is offering low-calorie “skinny” cocktails for a limited time.

Three classic cocktails, the Cosmopolitan, Mojito and Cucumber Margarita have been slenderized to feature less than 200 calories each. The Cosmo-teeny, Thin Mint Mojito, and Cucumber Slenderita feature TY KU Soju, TY KU Liqueur and sugar-free sweetener. The “skinny” cocktails will be available for $7 each, from Dec. 15, 2010 to Jan. 31, 2011 at the stylish restaurant and bar in South Miami.

Cosmo-teeny
2 oz TY KU Soju
.5 oz Monin Sugar Free Triple Sec Syrup
Juice of ½ a lime
Splash of cranberry juice
Garnish with a lemon twist
Pour all ingredients into a metal mixing tin. Shake vigorously and strain into chilled martini glass garnished with a lemon twist.

Thin Mint Mojito
1 oz TY KU Soju
1 oz TY KU Liqueur
.25 Monin Sugar Free Triple Sec Syrup
6 mint leaves
Juice of half a lime
Top with soda
Muddle mint with lime juice. Add ice and build cocktail. Top with soda water and garnish with a lime slice and a sprig of mint.

Cucumber Slenderita
1 oz TY KU Soju
1 oz TY KU Liqueur
.5 oz Monin Sugar Free Triple Sec Syrup
Squeeze 3 lime slices
Squeeze 3 lemon slices
Splash of orange juice
Splash of soda
2 cucumber slices
Muddle one slice of cucumber. Add ice and build cocktail in a mixing tin. Shake and transfer into a tall glass. Garnish with a cucumber and lime slice.

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant, an upbeat, unconventional sushi bar, opened its first location in Scottsdale, Ariz. in October 1997. RA is best known for successfully combining distinctive sushi with a trendy, hip atmosphere. Fresh sushi is served sliced to order along with outstanding Japanese-fusion cuisine in a fun, energetic environment. The result is a place that is both unpretentious and fashionable.

RA Sushi in South Miami is located at 5829 SW 73rd St. across from The Shops at Sunset Place. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner from 3 to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 3 p.m. to midnight Thursday through Sunday. Happy Hour food and beverage specials are offered Monday through Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m., and the bar remains open until 1 a.m. or later. RA Sushi’s Flying Fish Lounge is the perfect place to catch some fresh fish and drink specials. On Sunday nights from 8 p.m. to midnight, RA-goers visiting the Flying Fish Lounge will find Happy Hour specials on sushi and drinks.

For more information, visit RA online at www.RAsushi.com or on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, and check in at RA Sushi on Foursquare.

Cafeina LIVE Countdown to 2011 12/31/10

NYE Party
December 31, 2010
9 PM to 5 AM
No cover, no hassle, no line
Live feed of Time Square Ball Drop on the Garden Wall
Music by DJ Troy Kurtz and A Train
Bottle specials:
2 bottles kettle one / 2 bottles champagne = $250
1 bottle ketlle one / 1 jose cuervo platino / 1 champagne = $200

Lords of South Beach Opening Party 12/29/10

Lords of South Beach
December 29th, 10pm
1120 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Grand Opening Party With Tinsley Mortimer, Richie Rich, Tracy Young & Lady Bunny
You are invited to the Lords South Beach official opening.
Grand opening party hosted by Tinsley Mortimer & Richie Rich – with Absolut cocktails and music by Tracy Young & Lady Bunny.
RSVP required.

DELAYED Treehouse Nightclub Opens In Miami Beach 12/28/10

NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN DELAYED.
We will list the new date as soon as it happens.
THIS IS NOT ON DECEMBER 28.

Grand Opening Celebration January 28, 2011. Click here for details.

Treehouse Nightclub Opens In Miami Beach
Tuesday, December 28, 2010, 9 PM to midnight
323 23rd Street in South Beach
To RSVP for TREEHOUSE’s soft opening reception, please email treehouse@taraink.com.

Jeremy Waks creates naturally lush childhood sanctuary to play backdrop to one’s midnight escapades

TREEHOUSE, a new Miami Beach nightclub, will celebrate its debut with a soft opening reception on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, 9 PM to midnight, featuring music by DJ Troy Kurtz, Damaged Goods and Canadian DJ duo Ess & Emm. The warm and welcoming indoor/outdoor space will be an adult playground-of-sorts designed and owned by seasoned nightlife purveyor Jeremy Waks. Positioned at 323 23rd Street in South Beach, TREEHOUSE is smartly located among a bevy of hotels and clubs nearby such as The W, Gansevoort Miami Beach, and the Setai Hotel.

The 8,000-square-foot venue boasts three different rooms, each laying ground to a new environment. Upon entering TREEHOUSE, guests will find themselves in a small, intimate boîte featuring plush leather banquettes and ribbons of teak wood lining the walls. The main room lies just beyond and showcases inventive lighting and sound for a high-energy atmosphere. The cool outdoor area serves as the nightclub’s third room, where guests can lounge and enjoy views of night sky in a Wynwood Art District-inspired setting.

TREEHOUSE is the newest venture by 26-year old Waks, the entrepreneur that previously launched Miami Beach-based Heathrow Lounge. “I always had a clear vision of a space that would evoke all the childhood charm of a tree house, but filtered through a mature taste-level, while presenting the gritty undertones of Miami’s art enclaves,” says Waks. “TREEHOUSE is a sophisticated version of a fantastical getaway and serves as a local hideout to those looking for nightlife with a downtown sensibility in South Beach.”

Waks seeks to provide an ideal nightlife destination for savvy club-goers via TREEHOUSE’s focus on specialty drinks and its lineup of high-caliber entertainment and productions. He will layer the club’s content and formatting with a variety of cultural heavy-hitters, in addition to a music lineup from Miami-cult icon the Overthrow, which will range from open-format, to nu-wave dance and electro. “TREEHOUSE is anchored to a large mesh of Miami’s art and nightlife roots; essentially, this is locals building a TREEHOUSE, for locals,” says Waks with conviction.

TREEHOUSE is an 8,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor lounge-nightclub, a sophisticated environment reminiscent of a childhood getaway. TREEHOUSE is open Friday and Saturday from 10 PM to 4 AM.
Valet and self parking are available. For more information, please call 305.674.4478 or visit www.treehousemiami.com.

Asia NYE 2011 at The Clevelander 12/31/10

For The Biggest Explosion Of Fun On South Beach Join Us At The Clevelander
1020 Ocean Drive.
www.clevelander.com

Presenting Asia Nye 2011, An Oriential Live Show Which Starts At 8.30pm With A Procession Down Ocean Drive, Favors, Champagne Toast & Excellent Rooftop Views Of The Beach Fireworks!

4 Venues 1 Celebration!

DJ’S
Pool Patio + SPF-4:? DJ Geenius
1020 Lounge:? DJ Johnny Walker + Friends
C-Level:? DJ FLY GUY

Purchase your tickets or table packages at:
www.newyears.com & www.wantickets.com
For More Information: Events@Clevelander OR Call : 786 276 5333

Delano rings in 2011 with a night of Royal Madness 12/31/10

Susanne Bartsch & Desi Monster invite you to Bloody Mary New Years Eve
Delano
Friday, December 31, 2010
9PM – UNTIL
Open Bar 9PM – 1AM
1685 Collins Ave Miami Beach

A NIGHT OF ROYAL MADNESS
Special Guest Host Joey Arias
Patricia Field Lounge in the Lobby
Clans in the Court
Harlots in the Orchard
Swan Lake in the Pool
Bloody Mary in the Beach Bar
Disco Dungeon in the Florida Room

Décrire La Danse:
Johnny Dynell, Michael Magnan & Saint Buck

Ticket Sales 305 674 6430
NYE.DELANO@MORGANSHOTELGROUP.COM

DJ Pippi presented by Made In Italy at Spazio Nero 12/29/10

Made In Italy & Fashion Victim present Miami Goes To Ibiza
Featuring Pacha Ibiza legendary resident DJ Pippi along with DJ Diego Harispe
Wednesday, December 29th – 9pm To 5am
Segafredo Brickell & Spazio Nero
1421 S. Miami Ave, Miami, FL

Space is limited due to high demand! Reservations are strongly recommended!
To reserve a table, please contact: 786.363.8570

Mai-Kai New Years Eve 2010 12/31/10

Celebrate New Years Eve Polynesian Style!
The Mai-Kai Restaurant
3599 North Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33308
www.maikai.com

Seating will be available for dinner and our Polynesian show or dinner (without the show) overlooking our beautiful gardens in Samoa, Tahiti or even outside on the Porch. For those of you with us at Midnight, we will be passing out hats, horns and party favors to welcome in the New Year.

The Molokai Bar will open at 5 P.M. until the wee hours with no cover, no minimum.
Happy Hour will be from 5-7 P.M. with 50% off appetizers and drinks (except for bottles of wine, champagne, Sidewinders Fang , and the Mystery drink).
Come and join the party in the Molokai Bar!

Reservations require a non-refundable deposit of $25.00 per person.
This deposit will be deducted from your check on New Years Eve.
We accept cash, money orders or credit cards for deposits.
A receipt for your deposit will be sent to you by mail.
We ask that you please bring the receipt with you on New Years Eve and
give it to the Maitre d’ upon your arrival.
This will enable us to give you the proper deduction on your check.

Our show times on New Years Eve will be as follows, dinner is served prior to the
show:

7:30 P.M. Show 21.00 Per Person Cover Charge
11:15 P.M. Show 40.00 Per Person Cover Charge (Minimum Party Of 4)

For Reservations And More Information Please Call 954 563 3272 Ext. 1

Customer Celebration Party Mai-Kai 54th Anniversary 12/28/10

We Invite You To Join Us On Tuesday December 28
For Our Customer Celebration Party
In Recognition Of Mai-Kai’s 54th Anniversary!
And
Announcement Of Winners Of The Mai-Kai Art Design Contest
3599 North Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33308

There will be an extended Happy Hour and a Complimentary buffet in the Molokai Bar
from 5 – 8 p.m.
Submitted Art work will be on display .
The entire staff at the Mai-Kai Restaurant are excited about our upcoming celebration and
hope that you will join us on this momentous day!

Target Wednesday After Hours The Frost Art Museum presents Five New Spring Exhibitions 1/26/11

The Frost Art Museum presents Five New Spring Exhibitions
Target Wednesday After Hours
January 26, 2011 at 6 p.m.
10975 SW 17th St.
http://thefrost.fiu.edu

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum presents five new exhibitions opening during Target Wednesday After Hours on January 26, 2011 at 6 p.m. Coming on view in the museum’s grand galleries is Gran Torino: Italian Contemporary Art which is immediately recognizable by North American associations with the car produced by Ford in the 1970’s or the Hollywood film of the same name. Torino (Turin) refers to one of Italy’s most vibrant cities and one of the most dynamic centers of contemporary art in Europe. GRAN TORINO: Italian Contemporary Art, curated by Paolo Facelli will present the work of a selected group of Torino artists that are representative of not only the local, but also of the Italian perspective, with their own national characteristics in an open and stimulating debate with the international scene. GRAN TORINO: Italian Contemporary Art is an engaging cultural initiative and introduces significant trends and movements of new Italian art to the North American public.

Also coming on view is My Eyes Have Seen by Robert Farber. This exhibition is an impressionistic journey of photographic imagery that evokes timeless emotion and takes the viewer into aesthetic realms. In 1995 Farber received the ASP International Award, given by the Professional Photographers of America, and The American Society of Photographers. This award has been given to those who have made a significant contribution to the science and art of photography. Farber’s photographs have been published in virtually every form. His work has been exhibited in Japan, Europe, as well as the United States, and he has lectured at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, Universities, and professional groups in the United States, as well as Japan, Australia, and Europe.

The Tale of the Unknown Island by Esther Villalobos and Mar Solis is the next exhibition opening January 26 where Spanish artists Esther Villalobos and Mar Solís interpret, through photography and sculpture, “a journey into the unknown” inspired by José Saramago’s book The Tale of the Unknown Island. In the book, a protagonist is set to look for an unknown island that nobody believes exists, only to find “meaning” much closer than he ever thought. In the exhibition the artists seek to engage in Saramago’s literary symbolism, visually exploring the themes of memory and dreams, roots and growth, death and notions of renewal, from the perspectives of their own work.

As of 24-03-07, Maria Brito’s mixed-media installation- a small shrine dedicated to a mysterious figure will take over an entire gallery at The Frost Art Museum. The next installment in the Wolfsonian-FIU Teaching Gallery at The Frost Art Museum is Women in Motion: Fitness, Sport, and the Female Figure which asks- Can women achieve fitness and athletic prowess while conforming to the social norms of femininity? This exhibition explores the images of physically active women produced by governments, fitness advocates, advertisers, and artists in Europe and the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. Drawn from the collection of The Wolfsonian-FIU, it includes a variety of media, from posters and magazines to decorative and fine art.The exhibition is co-curated by Laurie Shrage, professor of Philosophy and director of Women’s Studies, and Dionne Stephens, assistant professor of Psychology, and African and African Diaspora Studies. It is made possible with financial support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Frost Art Museum at Florida International University is located on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

NYE 2011 at Ice Palace Studios DJ Dan, Austin Leeds, Ralph Falcon 12/31/10

New Year’s Eve 2011
Friday, December 31, 2010 10:00 PM
Ice Palace | 71 NW 14th Street
Click here to purchase tickets

music by Dj Dan, Austin Leeds, Ralph Falcon, Ivano Bellini
hip-hop in the Buddha Gardens by Mr. Sandman
special guest DJ Octavius
Open Bar ‘Til Midnight!
Ice Palace Studios formerly Karu & Y in Downtown Miami will be rocking the New Years with an open bar till midnight! With two gorgeous upscale areas, the Buddha Club and the Buddha Gardens!

House music will be played in the Buddha Club with the world famous DJ Dan and Austin Leeds and for all the ladies that love Hip Hop we are bringing in one of Miami’s most prominent DJs, Mr. Sandman, to play in the Buddha Gardens. Mr. Sandman is a Chicago native that has headlines events at Miami’s Delano Hotel, The Forge nightclub, Chakra Lounge, The Setai Hotel, The Westin Diplomat, and the famed Versace Mansion Casa Casuarina, among others.

If you were looking for an upscale place to party with some of the best�DJs in the world on NYE, look no further! This event will have everything you need from VIP seating with bottle service to a catering company that will have a full list of foods to choose from. This party even goes into the afterhours of 5am with Ivano Bellini setting in the New Year. Ivano is famous for his afterhour sets at the terrace of Club Space.

Matinee Miami Beach New Years Eve 12/31/10

The Worlds Biggest Party Come to Miami Beach for the Very First Time.
Matinee Miami Beach – New Years Eve
12.31.10 | 10PM – 7AM
The Paris Theater
550 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Discount Advance Tickets Available at: www.matineeflorida.com

with DJs
Hector Fonseca
Matinee NYC
Javier Medina
Matinee Barcelona / Ibiza

Matinée ushers in the New Year with a light and sound spectacular, featuring extraordinary go-go dancers, theatrical décor, death-defying aerialists, and surreal performers, all in the elegant surroundings of Miami Beach’s spectacular Paris Theater.

New Restaurant Opening Spartico at The Mayfair Hotel

The Mayfair Hotel Recruited Consultant Jonathan Eismann For Launch of New Restaurant, Spartico, A Trattoria bringing gourmet pizza and Italian fare at casual pricing to Coconut Grove
Prices range from $4.95 to $14.95 for lunch, and from $5.95 to $26.95 for dinner items.
Spartico at The Mayfair Hotel
3000 Florida Ave. in Coconut Grove.
For reservations or pick up call: 305-779-5100.

First Obadon Hotels got Daniel Boulud into Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club. Then Michelle Bernstein was asked to create magic at The Omphoy Ocean Resort. Now The Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove has stepped up with Spartico, a casual Roman pizza centric trattoria, recruiting culinary consultant Jonathan Eismann, of the longest running and most highly acclaimed chefs in Miami, for his culinary expertise to help develop the concept and menu.

Eismann, already noted by the The New York Times as creating Miami’s favorite pizza, now develops an evolved style of pizza for Spartico using the highest quality products, artisnal flours and refined recipes to create a final product with great flavors and reasonable prices.

As would be expected, Spartico’s menu features a range of recognizable entrees, enhanced with gourmet sensibilities. The menu consists of classic Italian-style faire with unique ingredients producing memorable sandwiches, salads, appetizers and decadent desserts presented, along with substantial children’s offerings.

Commanding the menu, however, will be dozens of Roman-style pizzas.

Cooked in an Ambrogi wood-burning oven from Milan, which also faces out street-side for passers-by to get a quick 12 inch pie, or just get a whiff of the aromatic crust bubbling in the oven, these pies will be made daily by hand, using a blend of various flours and dough produced by seasonally harvested wheat. Toppings include a list of original selections, including chorizo, tomino cheese, speck, ripe figs and honey, and proscuitto di Parma.

Diners are surrounded by the sounds of crackling fire, an unpretentious modern Italian design, and scents of inspired Roman cuisine being prepared to order at Spartico, slated to open on December 18th.

A South Florida classic, The Mayfair Hotel & Spa has stood out as the ultimate romantic, glamorous, art-infused enclave in Miami since 1984. Set within the stylish neighborhood of Coconut Grove, now home to LeBron James, the hotel showcases eclectic Art Deco/Nouveau and Gaudí-inspired design set in an unpretentious ambience. Stained glass, mosaic tile and lavish furnishings with open-air, foliage-filled atriums are wrapped by 179 suites featuring hand-carved mahogany doors and Japanese-style hot tub on private, bougainvillea- covered terraces. Winner of the AAA Four Diamond Award, the hotel also features Jurlique Spa and rooftop swimming pool. www.mayfairhotelandspa.com

Spartico at Mayfair Hotel and Spa in Coconut Grove Black Tie Pizza New Years Eve party 12/31/10

Spartico at Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove offers “Black Tie Pizza” New Years Eve party
Spartico at The Mayfair Hotel
3000 Florida Ave. in Coconut Grove.
For reservations or pick up call: 305-779-5100.

Perfect for families and laid-back friends, offering a counter-culture approach to the traditional NYE 5-course, expensive, black-tie dining experiences.

Spartico’s “Black Tie Pizza” will offer:
Four-course dinner including family-style pizza tastings, from menu created by Jonathan Eismann
Pizza-making for kids
Champagne for adults
Dress code: faux fancy

Price:
Adults: $39.00++
Kids: $20.11 ++

MENU
First Course: Family Style – One per Table:
Mista Mista Salad
Spartico Antipasto
Caesar Salad
Second Course: Family Style – One per Table:
Wood Roasted Vegetables
Zucchini Fritta
Crisp Calamari Pomodoro
Third Course: Family Style – Pick 1 pizza for each gust at you table.
Smoked Salmon Pizza with Crème Fraiche and Caviar
Wild Mushroom Pizza With White Truffle and Thyme
Proscuitto and Fig Pizza With Tupelo Honey and Tomino Cheese
Margherita Saprtico
Pizza Bianca
Individual Dessert Course:
Warm Bittersweet Chocolate Bomb.
Lemon Meringue Tart Baked Alaska Style
Flute of Champagne included for adults
Flute of Cider for kids
Wood Oven Garlic Bread complimentary on all tables

The Roxy Theatre Group Presents Title Of Show 1/7-9/11

The Roxy Theatre Group Presents Title Of Show, An All Teachers’ Production
January 7-9, 2011. Friday & Saturday, 8:00pm & Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
The Roxy Performing Arts Center, 1645 SW 107 Ave. Miami, FL 33165.
General Admission is $12 and Student Admission is $10 with student identification.

The Roxy Theatre Group (RTG), a non-profit arts organization for children, is proud to present Title of Show, a musical entirely comprised of RTG teachers. The Teachers have united to raise funds for The Roxy Theatre Group through their performances in this comedic and quirky musical tale. All proceeds benefit The Roxy Theatre Group’s Teachers’ Scholarship Fund. Title of Show is targeted for audiences ages 17 and up and Parental Discretion is advised.

The high-spirited ensemble is comprised of RTG’s arts instructors.

TITLE OF SHOW is about how friendships and relationships are tested and changed while four friends attempt to create an original musical production for submission to the New York Musical Theatre Festival. This fun-filled production also chronicles its own creation and journey to Broadway. Music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and a book by Hunter Bell. For tickets or more information please call 305-226-0030, email SusannePinedo@gmail.com or visit www.RoxyPAC.com. The Roxy Theatre Group, (RTG) a non-profit organization, offers classes in drama, voice and dance to children ages 3-17, with year-round programs including an after school care program and a performing arts summer camp.

Photo attached: The Roxy Theatre Group Teachers, Andrew Rodriguez-Triana, as Jeff, Nicole Quintana, as Susan, Charles A. Sothers, as Hunter and Monica Grimaldi, as Heidi in the musical comedy Title of Show.

8th Annual Pinecrest Gardens Fine Arts Festival 1/15-16/11

8th Annual Pinecrest Gardens Fine Arts Festival
Saturday, January 15 and Sunday, January 16, 2011, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156
www.pinecrestgardens.org

Come to one of Florida’s premiere juried art shows and enjoy an afternoon surrounded by spectacular visual arts in the most lush and luxurious setting. Amongst a generous representation of the best artists and artisans in this area and beyond—you will find the perfect piece of art for your home, original jewelry for yourself or significant other, a great selection of delicious food, live music, and other activities for the entire family. Join us at the most beautiful art show amongst the winding paths and exotic foliage in this magical botanical garden.

Admission and parking are free.

New Year’s Eve at The Ritz-Carlton 12/31/10

The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami
www.ritzcarlton.com/coconutgrove
Sicilian Finale
Friday, December 31, 2010
6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
An Italian celebration begins with a five-course culinary journey through the coast of Sicily as sounds of Italian classics from a solo guitarist fill Bizcaya restaurant. A grand finale of champagne toasts and Italian mignardises cap the evening in the sultry Amadeus Bar with grappa and an assortment of cannolis for a sweet beginning to 2011.
Two seatings
6:30 p.m. $90
9:30 p.m. $149
**plus tax and 20% gratuity
For reservations or more information please contact 305-644-4680.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
www.ritzcarlton.com/fortlauderdale
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Friday, December 31, 2010
6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
$130 adults, $30 for children under 12, plus tax and gratuity
Via Luna
Toast to a new year in Ritz-Carlton style with a five-course Italian finale of culinary delights including Sautéed Pacific Abalone, Blue Hill Bay Mussels and Saffron Soup, an Intermezzo of Champagne Granite and Coconut Sorbet Truffle, Sautéed Maine Lobster and Tropical Chocolate Napoleon with Leche Raspberry Rose Petal Sorbet. Enjoy live entertainment and party favors until 1 a.m. and a complimentary Champagne toast at the strike of midnight. Reservations Required
Dinner will be served until 11 p.m.
For additional information or reservations please contact Via Luna at (954)302-6460.

New Year’s Eve Dinner on the VIP Cabana Level
Friday, December 31, 2010
6:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
$250 per guest, plus tax and gratuity
Maximum of six guests per cabana
Seemingly suspended over the Atlantic, the exclusive VIP Oceanfront Cabana Level at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale offers a one-of-a-kind experience with intimate service, gourmet family-style cuisine and a DJ spinning the latest hits throughout the evening. Ten private oceanfront cabanas line up with plush couches, flat screen TVs and seductive lighting to cast a luminous mood while the Cabana Captain stands ready to provide luxury Ritz-Carlton service. Savor a family-style culinary experience with a fresh seafood display of American caviar, King Crab and lobster, with grilled beef tenderloin, sea bass , delectable desserts and more for $250 per person for up to six guests and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot per couple to toast the New Year as the dramatic fireworks production takes place just over the water. Reservations are required.
First Course
Seafood on Ice
American Caviar, King Crab, Oysters, Shrimp, Lobster
Cocktail Sauce, Fresh Lemon
Main Course
Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce
Pan Roasted Sea Bass Filet with Lobster Sauce
Wild Mushroom Risotto and Popped Cherry Tomatoes
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Cipollini Onions
Desert
An Assortment of Mini Deserts
Please contact Rochelle Figueroa at (954) 302-6466 or rochelle.figueroa@ritzcarlton.com.

Holiday planning at The Ritz-Carlton 12/24-30/10

The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami
So, you didn’t get an invitation to George Clooney’s private villa on Lake Como. Don’t pout, but instead spend the holidays in an intimate Italian Villa replete with roaring fireplace, tantalizing culinary presentations and a New Year’s Sicilian Finale at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, the area’s only AAA Five Diamond hotel.
Holiday rates starting from $339 and suites from $609.
www.ritzcarlton.com/coconutgrove

Christmas Eve Dinner
Bizcaya
Friday, December 24, 2010
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Savor a five-course traditional Italian feast with selections of Roasted Lamb Loin with Fig Tapenade, Oregano Organic Turkey and Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Ravioli as the sounds of “Pronzo Delta Vigilia” fill the room.
$67/adults
$34/children 12 and under
*plus tax and 20% gratuity

Christmas Day Brunch
Bizcaya
Saturday, December 25, 2010
11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy sumptuous Tuscan-inspired culinary creations, a carving station, children’s fare and traditional Italian favorites, accompanied by a live ensemble playing holiday favorites.
$72/adults
$37/children 12 and under
*plus tax and 20% gratuity

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
Spend the holidays in the newest Ritz-Carlton resort on the east coast and the only AAA Five Diamond hotel in the city. The holiday spirit comes alive from the moment you enter with fun activities to fill your days, gourmet dinners and wine tastings in the oceanfront Via Luna and the sultry Wine Room, Santa Tuck-Ins for our littlest guests Christmas Eve and a private New Year’s Eve dinner on the only VIP Oceanfront Cabana Level in the city.
Rates starting from $349 during Christmas and from $449 New Year’s Eve.
www.ritzcarlton.com/fortlauderdale

Christmas Eve Dinner
Friday, December 24, 2010
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Via Luna
Savor a gourmet holiday meal with culinary options to include Boiled Deep Water Langoustines, Slow Roasted Prime Rib and Warm Date and Spiced Apple Bread pudding in an oceanfront setting, live entertainment and Ritz-Carlton service.
À la carte options also available.

SANTA TUCK-INS
*for hotel guests
December 24, 2010
$25
Surprise and delight the little ones with an unexpected visit from Santa Claus. He’ll greet them with warm cookies and milk and a personalized stocking before tucking them in on Christmas Eve.
For information or reservations please contact the Concierge at (954)302-6410.

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH WITH SANTA
December 25, 2010
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
$85 adults, $35 children 12 and older
$1 per year old for children under 12 for the children’s buffet
Wake up Christmas morning for a spectacular Sunday Brunch, the only oceanfront Italian brunch in the city, seems to go on for miles with its abundance of culinary options and made-to-order stations for fresh-out- the-oven bruschetta, pasta and meatballs, plus traditional breakfast and holiday favorites, omelets a la minute and much more.
Family photos with Santa are available during brunch.
*plus tax and gratuity
For information or reservations please contact the Concierge at (954)302-6410.

Christmas Evening Dinner
Saturday, December 25, 2010
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Via Luna
Enjoy luxury dining with menu items to include Arborio Rice Risotto with fresh shaved Alba White Truffles, Wild Branzino Filet and Bake Alaska Igloo with torrone ice cream topped with cranberry pistachio sauce, in an elegant setting with views of the Atlantic and rising moon as the sounds of live holiday classics fill the room.
À la carte options also available.
For information or reservations please contact the Concierge at (954)302-6410.

White Christmas Wine Tasting
Sunday, December 26, 2010
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
$30 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Wine Room
Sommelier Don Derocher invites novices to oenophiles to swirl, sniff, sip and savor three select whites and discover the nuances of these varietals and their regional influences through an in-depth conversation with our Sommelier in an intimate, personalized setting with a limited number of reservations available each night. Reservations Required
For information or reservations please contact the Concierge at (954)302-6410.

Rudolph Red Wine Tasting
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
$30 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Wine Room
Sommelier Don Derocher invites novices to oenophiles to swirl, sniff, sip and savor three select reds that will make you flush. Discover the nuances of these varietals and their regional influences through an in-depth conversation with our Sommelier in an intimate, personalized setting with a limited number of reservations available each night. Reservations Required
For information or reservations please contact the Concierge at (954)302-6410.

Bubbles From Around the World
December 29 & 30, 2010
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
$30 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Wine Room
Uncork and unwind with Sommelier Don Derocher as he tours the world of sparkling wines and Champagne with a tasting of three of his favorite selections. Discover the nuances of these varietals and their regional influences through an in-depth conversation with our Sommelier in an intimate, personalized setting with a limited number of reservations available each night. Reservations Required
For information or reservations please contact the Concierge at (954)302-6410.

The Ellen Degeneres Birthday Party and Art Show 1/22/11

Ellen Degeneres Turns 53 Years Old
28 Local Artists Come Together for Birthday Party, Group Art Show & Auction Fundraiser
GAB Studio
105 NW 23rd St.
Miami, FL
Facebook evite.

7:00pm-8:00pm – Doors Open / Live Art Begins / Artist Meet & Greet, (Music provided by Brimstone),
8:00pm-8:15pm – Intro by Renda Writer, Cutting of Ellen’s Birthday Cake, 8:15pm-8:30pm – Performance by Alex Nelson (Acoustic),
8:30pm-9:30pm – DJ Set by Brimstone,
9:30pm-10:30pm – Performance by Renda Writer (Poetry/Improv/Speaking),
10:30pm-10:45pm – Performance by Mike Mineo (Acoustic),
10:45pm-11:45pm – DJ Set by Brimstone,
11:45pm–12:00am – Performance of “Half Hearted” by Renda Writer, and the story behind the poem and the goal to perform it on The Ellen Degeneres Show,
12:00am – Ellen Art Auction,
12:00am-2am – DJ Set by Brimstone

Talk show host and Emmy award winner Ellen Degeneres will turn 53 years old on January 26th. Long time Ellen Degeneres fan, local arts promoter, and professional poet Renda Writer has put together an event to celebrate her birthday with all of her local fans and members of the arts community that is expected to draw a large significant crowd.

The Ellen Art Show will take place on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011, from 7pm until 2am at GAB Studio in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District (105 NW 23rd St., Miami, FL, 33127, GABstudio.com). Admission is free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome. The event’s live entertainment schedule will include a feature performance by Renda Writer, complete with poetry, improv crowd work, anecdotal storytelling, and motivational speaking as well as a special performance of his signature poem, “Half Hearted.” Local singer/songwriters Alex Nelson (AlexNelsonMusic.com) and Mike Mineo (MikeMineo.com) will also be performing. Music will be provided by DJ Brimstone (Brimstone127.com). Parking is free and available on the streets surrounding the gallery.

28 participating artists (listed below) will each create a custom portrait of Ellen Degeneres, which will hang at GAB Studio starting on January 8th (for ArtWalk) and will stay on exhibit until January 22nd, as part of a 2-week silent auction. All portraits will be sold to the highest bidders at midnight on the night of the event. The money raised from the auction will be used to buy a plane ticket, and Renda Writer will fly to Los Angeles the next day to give one selected portrait to Ellen Degeneres as a birthday present. Three of the artists will be painting their Ellen portraits live at the event. Renda will also be selling special advance copies of his second poetry/music CD, “Workaholic,” for $5, to help with the costs of lodging and food while in LA. The CD features over 20 collaborations with local rappers, singers, and producers, and includes a special music version of “Half Hearted,” with renowned classical guitarist, Nicholas Ciraldo.

EXHIBITING:, Jermbo, Luzalma Gonzalez, Wendy White, Anastasia Sultzer, Cupcakes in the Lobby
Trek Sixx, Linx, Justin “Invi” Vilonna, Lori Pratico, Jeff Dekal, Rudy Mardy
Kyle Willis, Teepop, Nick “Legend” Lopes, Bill Kraiter, Robert Korhonen, Rei Ramirez
Katie Sottak, Kazilla, Vaughn Reynolds, Brittany Smith, Even Bessendorf, Patrick Garcia
Robin White, Kelo
PAINTING LIVE:, Virginia of IMAP, Rob Herrera, Eduardo Mendietta

Since 2007, Renda Writer has been in passionate pursuit of his big professional goal and personal dream to one day perform his signature poem, “Half Hearted,” on The Ellen Degeneres Show. He has done a variety of things over the years to get the attention of the show’s producers, including getting lots of print publicity, submitting YouTube videos, emails, hand written letters, and creating a printed petition, with of 1,000 signatures from people who support Renda’s dream, as well as an online petition with almost 900 signatures, which can be seen and signed at RendaWriter.com. Because of the romantic subject matter of the poem, (a metaphor that compares the swans in New York’s Central Park to the search for love and shared romance) ideally Renda would like to be able to perform it on Ellen’s Valentine’s Day episode, which will be only 3 weeks away from when he goes to Los Angeles to give Ellen her portrait. His hope is that this event, the gift, and the effort made to bring it to Ellen, will solidify his chance for a Valentine’s Day performance.

Those interested in bidding on a portrait can do so at the event, or at the studio any time between January 8th and January 22nd. Bidding starts at $20. Contact Bridges Aderhold to confirm hours: (305) 200-5349, baderhold@gmail.com.

Sponsors:
WeMerge Magazine (WeMerge.com), Soul of Miami (SoulOfMiami.org), Life is Art (LifeIsArtFest.org), P.A.T.H. (PathToHipHop.org)

JewView Series Explores Sports, Women and Music at Miami Jewish Film Festival 1/9-26/11

Jewview: Next@19th Partners With Miami Jewish Film Festival To Present Compelling Series Of Screenings About Basketball, Women Of The Wall, And Klezmer Music

Schtickball, Discussion Groups and Klezmer Jam with Frank London Kick-Off Downtown Jewish Cultural Center’s Mini-Series

New Downtown Miami Jewish cultural center Next@19th partners with The CAJE Miami Jewish Film Festival to present JewView –a new three-part mini-series aimed at tying Jewish films into community-building and dialogue.

Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
Film Screening: First Basket, a Jewish basketball documentary screening at Next@19th (137 NE 19th Street, Downtown Miami)
Engaging Audiences: Pick-up game of Schtickball in Next@19th Parking Lot
Kicking of Next@19th’s dynamic JewView mini-series is First Basket, a documentary that follows Jewish basketball experiences from ash cans placed on the stoops of brownstones to the bright lights of Madison Square Garden.
On November 1, 1946, in the opening game of the fledgling Basketball Association of America (BAA), Ossie Schectman scored the first basket for the New York Knickerbockers against the Toronto Huskies, and by 1949, the BAA becomes the National Basketball Association (NBA), making Schectman’s shot the first basket in the NBA. Several of the BAA and NBA teams evolved out of the semi-pro teams, settlement houses, playgrounds, schoolyard and community center leagues, and college teams that sprung from the Jewish inner-city neighborhoods of the early 20th century. While the era of Jewish professional basketball players has passed, the story of these sports pioneers illustrates how the American 20th Century was shaped by the experiences of many immigrant groups.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
Film Screening: Praying In Her Own Voice at Next@19th
Engaging Audiences: New Sanhedrin discussion about “Women of the Wall” at Next@19th
Praying In Her Own Voice is a powerful film that documents the courageous struggle of a religious female group called “Women of the Wall.” Inspiring a movement for equality next to the wailing wall – one of the holiest places for Jews is Israel – their story speaks of the deprived status of women in Israeli public life. The film is an outcry protesting religious coercion and the violent silencing of women, raising questions about the battle of the sexes within the religious Jewish world. In honor of a visit from Anat Hoffman of Women of the Wall, Next@19th presents Praying In Her Own Voice on Wednesday, January 12 at 7:00 p.m. followed by a “New Sanhedrin” discussion relating to the topic. Anat Hoffman will be speaking at a presentation of the National Council of Jewish Women at Temple Israel on Tuesday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
Film Screening: The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground at Regal South Beach 18 Cinema (1120 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach)
Engaging Audiences: Klezmer Jam with Frank London of the Klezmatics at Next@19th (Jam begins at 9:00 p.m.)
The Klezmatics is where a Quaker bassist and Reform Jewish trumpeter, Yiddish language, Hasidic dance, gospel music and Woody Guthrie meet. The feature-length documentary screening is the crown of a four-year journey alongside the band members, their music and their creative process. A Klezmer Jam with special guest Frank London of The Klezmatics will follow the 6:00 p.m. show at Next@19th’s downtown digs with director Erik Greenberg Anjou. Time Out, New York magazine announced, “The Klezmatics aren’t just the best band in the klezmer vanguard; on a good night, they rank among the greatest bands on the planet.” From New York’s Lower East Side to Krakow, Poland, The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground shows why.

About Next@19th: Moving Jewish Culture Forward
Next@19th was founded in July 2010 to engage South Florida’s diverse community in fresh culture, learning and spiritual experience through a Jewish lens. Producing original programming, the organization will host a range of events and activities. This 2010 – 2011 season promises celebrations of music, literary arts, visual art, education and spirituality as well as dynamic projects in partnership with Miami Book Fair International, the Jewish Film Festival and University of Wynwood. Next@19th is located at 137 NE 19 Street, Miami FL 33132, on the campus of Temple Israel’s historic site in downtown Miami. For more information please call 305.542.7732 or visit the website at www.nextat19th.org.

Kitty Kat Pole Dancing Workshop with World Champion Pole Dance Artist Felix Cane 1/20/11

Work Off Holiday Poundage & Channel Your Inner Vixen with Kitty Kat Pole Dancing’s Workshop with World Champion Pole Dance Artist, Felix Cane
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Kitty Kat Pole Dancing
3449 NE 1st Avenue
Suite 112
Miami, FL 33137

Kitty Kat Pole Dancing in Midtown Miami is hosting two workshops with World Champion pole dance artist, professionally trained dancer and Cirque du Soleil performer Felix Cane.

Felix’s world-class performance talent and master teaching skills will guide participants through the signature workshops! Great for beginners who want to boost inner confidence, channel their inner vixen, whittle their waistlines post-holiday indulgences by signing up for one of the two workshops on Thursday, January 20, 2011:

· Strut, Spin & Floor Sequence from 7PM to 8PM:
o Learn how to stylize your walk to, from, and around your pole, turn basic spins into crowd pleasers with stylized body language and head flips, and develop a connection from the pole down to a slinky, smooth, seamless floor sequence.
o 60 minutes
o $99; reserve your spot by visiting www.kittykatpoledancing.com

· Tricks & Combos from 8:30PM to 9:30PM:
o Learn featured trick and inversion combinations, leg hangs with gravity defying signature combos including handsprings and a how-to tutorial on new material
o 60 minutes
o $99; reserve your spot by visiting www.kittykatpoledancing.com

Space is extremely limited; sign up today via PayPal at www.kittykatpoledancing.com and visit the “class schedules” tab, then “Felix Cane Workshop” tab for additional class information and payment instructions.

Photographs of Tasting of Cha Cha Rooster at Lords of South Beach on 12/22/10

Tasting of Cha Cha Rooster at Lords of South Beach on Wednesday, December 22, 2010.  The service and  food was amazing, I started off with the Nash salad and the goat cheese and dressing was so awesome, I highly recommend this salad.  For my main course I had the Short Ribs and they were so tender they melted in my mouth, so GOOD.   For desert I had the Midnight Mouse,  it was not what I expected, it was better. I will be going back to try more on their menu.  I love the decor and everything about Lords of South Beach.

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The Dog Beach of Hollywood, FL

The Dog Beach of Hollywood, FL
Between Pershing and Custer Streets on the Ocean
www.dboh.org

The emotions I felt when I took my little angel to the dog beach in Hollywood, FL for the first time were overwhelming. Boundi and the other dogs ran, swam, played fetch, chased each other, and generally had the time of their lives, all free from leash restraint.

The friendly dogs and people who shared the experience with us on this fall day smiled and laughed as we talked about our pets and threw tennis balls deep into the Atlantic. Everyone cleaned up after their pet(s) and our dog even cleaned up after some ungrateful beach goer, who had littered a plastic bag in the ocean. Ever the loyal retriever, Boundi brought the bag to our feet and we properly disposed of it.

I like very much that they have a public official or park officer of some kind there on the sand to ensure everyone’s safety, though he wasn’t utilized during my visit.

For Miami Dade dog lovers who have visited the “dog beach” on Key Biscayne: DON’T! Don’t ever go there again. I know we won’t. Even though it’s a bit of a drive to the Hollywood beach, the experience is more than worth it and the beach doesn’t even compare to the dirty area on the causeway where they allow dogs in Miami.
Bottom Line: This gorgeous beach is amazing just for human recreation, and allowing furry friends to share in the fun takes it to another fantastic level!
By Talmage

Photographs of Costume Fashion Show by Olga Saretsky at Sushi Samba on 12/21/10

Costume Fashion Show by Olga Saretsky during Cosplay Tuesdays at  Sushi Samba on Tuesday, December 21, 2010.  Wow what a great crowd and the fashion and music was amazing.   We had such an awesome time.

Music by Lalo C and Jazzy Eyewear and performances by Circ X Dancers, Samba Go Go, Bootleg Greg May, Wildchild World.

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New Year’s Eve at Bardot with Agape feat Nadia Harris and DJ Contra 12/31/10

Celebrate New Years at Bardot with a very special performance by Agape feat. Nadia Harris & DJ Contra
Fri. Dec 31, 2010 at 9:00pm
Bardot Miami
3456 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Ages: 21 and Over
Price: $ 10.00 in Advance

Purchase $10 tickets at bardotmiami.showclix.com or at bardotmiami.com
for tables reservation please contact 305.588.8981

This New Year’s Bardot brings you a stress free quality event with Agape ft. Nadia Harris performing and Contra spinning.

Tables reservations at reservation@bardotmiami.com

Are You Ready For Some Football? 12/23-27/10

With your Rockstar Rewards card, enjoy $10 pitchers of Budweiser & Bud Light, $5 Jack Daniels and $0.50 Buffalo Wings during every live game.
Thursday 12/23
Carolina @ Pittsburgh (8:30p)
Saturday 12/25
Dallas @ Arizona (7:30p)
Sunday 12/26
N England @ Buffalo (1p)
NY Jets @ Chicago (1p)
San Francisco @ St. Louis (1p)
Detroit @ Miami (1p) *** Rockstar Rewards Members receive a free Hot Dog and a raffle for a Jack Daniels Grill***
Minnesota @ Philadelphia (1p)
Seattle @ Tampa Bay (1p)
Washington @ Jacksonville (1p)
Baltimore @ Cleveland (1p)
Tennessee @ Kansas City (1p)
Indianapolis @ Oakland (4:05)
Houston @ Denver (4:05p)
NY Giants @ Green Bay (4:15p)
San Diego @ Cincinnati (8;20p)
Monday 12/27
N Orleans @ Atlanta (8:30p)

Watch The Miami Heat Games At The Clevelander 12/23-29/10

Check out all of the Miami Heat games on any of our 40 HDTVs, inside or out. Every time the Heat takes the court, try our Habanero “Heat” wings, accompanied by a “LeBroshAde” cocktail.
Thursday 12/23
Heat @ Phoenix (10:30p)
Saturday 12/25
Heat @ LA Lakers (5p)
Tuesday 12/28
New York @ Heat (7:30p)
Wednesday 12/29
Heat @ Houston (8:30p)

Kimberlee and Erin Mia’s First Annual Holiday Party 12/23/10

Holiday Dinner Party
December 23, 9pm
SoLita Las Olas
1032 East Las Olas Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale

Happy Holidays From Kimberlee & Erin Mia
Haute in the City Events & Promotions ~Events, Parties & Happenings for South Florida’s Nightlife & Entertainment Lovers with the Utmost Taste.
Please join us Thursday for our very first Holiday Dinner Party ~ Winter Wonderland …From Russia with Love.
Table reservations ~ please contact Kimberlee: 954.548.4611 or Erin Mia: 954.232.0772

www.HauteintheCityMiami.com
www.HauteintheCityFortLaudedale.com

Dancing In Miami At Nikki Music Every Sunday Night 12/26/10

Dancing In Miami At Nikki Music Every Sunday Night
From Dec 26 To Dec 27 2010, From 7 pm To 5 am
Nikki Beach Miami
One Ocean Drive
miami Beach Florida 33139
305 538 1111
www.nikkibeach.com

Every Sunday Night From 7pm to 5am Our most recent addition, Nikki Music, is our weekly Sunday night party providing you with the freshest tracks and entertainment. This week line up features a Special Guest Dj COCODRILLS , Residents DJ Felipe Kaval, DJ Bruno and DJ Armand Pena, For more information or to book your reservation call 305.538.1111 For reservations table and bottle reservations: viptables@nikkibeach.com

FAM First Talent Search 1/7/11

Audition
Jan 7,2011, 1PM TO 6PM
3000 NW 199 street Miami Gardens, Fl.
Birds of Paradise Room B
Famfirstentinc.com

FAM First Talent Search is FREE!!!We are looking for talented, unsigned, focused and determined male and female artist to join Miami’s top music label. Auditions will be held at the Miami Gardens Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex, located at 3000 NW 199 street,in the Bird of Paradise Room B from 1-6pm on Jan 7,2011. We are in Miami, florida. All out -of-state auditions can be submitted to Famfirstentinc@yahoo.com

Playing The Game Of Life/sm Opens Registration December 22 – January 31

PLAYING THE GAME OF LIFEâ„  OPENS REGISTRATION
December 22 – January 31,
Playing the Game of Life Enrichment Center
7144 Byron Ave. Second Floor. Miami Beach, 33141, Florida.
www.PlayingTheGameofLife.com

Playing the Game of Lifeâ„  (PGLâ„ ), a turn-key program for teaching social skills through an arts-based curriculum, opens registration for a new, innovative, and fun-filled semester from January to June 2011. Children, teens and adults have the opportunity to enjoy different classes such as Yoga, Rhythmic Arts, Fine Arts, Nutritional Education and Cooking, Filmmaking, Creative Movement, and Parent & Me classes, among others. The PGLâ„  Enrichment Center is located at 7144 Byron Ave, Miami Beach, Florida, 33141.

At PGL℠, families can plan their children’s after-school activities or choose from a variety of enrichment classes for themselves. “Our concept is progressive and incorporates a (w)holistic* approach in serving both the parent and the child. We have created an epicenter for all to come and tap into their creative side while providing a positive a safe place. We strive to offer quality and FUN and trust that this is what you will find when you come to our Enrichment Center”, said Jeannette Blanca Egozi, President of PGL℠.

The PGLâ„  program is unique in that it uses the arts to develop social emotional learning and instill the values that are necessary to promote the development of peaceful and effective communication and relationships. It educates the participants in positive conflict resolution, anti-bullying, stress reduction techniques, expression of feelings, self esteem building, self-awareness and self control. It also focuses on character building attributes such as respect, positive communication, leadership, team building, anti-bullying and the importance of healthy lifestyle choices.

Families that sign up before January 31st will receive a 10 % discount on all programming. For more information and to register, call 305-864-5237 or email info@ecqc.biz or. To learn more about Playing the Game of Lifeâ„  please visit www.PlayingTheGameOfLife.com

Playing the Game of Life℠ (PGL℠) is a turn-key approach, created in 2006, which has the mission to develop social skills, build positive character attributes, and promotes life-long wellness through arts-based prevention programs. It is offered to children, adolescents and adult groups and, in order to carry out its mission, program uses different tools such as Positive Communication and Life Skills℠, Creative Movement, Meditation, Rhythmic Art, Performance Art, Fine Art and Filmmaking, Nutritional Education and Organic Cooking, Career Discovery and Exploration and Conscious Discipline®. PGL was created and is currently directed by Jeannette Blanca Egozi, President of ECQC, LLC. This company, founded in 2004, is a pioneer in developing quality alternative and (w)holistic* programming. Egozi is a Certified Mental Health Professional, an Internationally Certified Stress Management Consultant, earned a Peace Mediation Certificate from the University of Spiritual Healing
and Sufism, is a Teacher, and has a Masters in Speech Language Pathology.

*Programs address the physical, emotional, mental, creative, and social aspects of the individual.

New Year’s Eve at the JW Marriott Hotel Miami 12/31/10

New Year’s Eve at the JW Marriott Hotel Miami
Friday, December 31, 8:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Hotel Miami – Isabela’s Restaurant
1109 Brickell Avenue
Miami, Florida 33131
www.marriott.com/miajw

Ring in 2011 at the JW Marriott Hotel Miami and let awe-inspiring Brickell Avenue provide the magical backdrop for the evening festivities. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a lavish buffet of culinary delights in the beautiful Isabela’s Restaurant. A vast selection of salads, fine cheeses, chilled seafood, and specialty dishes will be served, as well as assorted mouthwatering desserts.

After dinner, guests can sweep across the dance floor to the International, Latin and Disco sounds of Christabel and The Mayami Band. End the night toasting in the New Year with a bottle of sparkling wine and the traditional 12 grapes and start off 2011 with a night filled with glamour, fine dining and fun.

$125 per person, $60 per child (5 –11 years old), complimentary for children under 5.
Subject to applicable taxes and gratuities.
Reservations required.
For reservations, please call (305) 305-329-3500

Ring in the New Year at Soyka 12/31/10

Ring in the New Year at Soyka
December 31, 2010, 9 p.m. until the wee hours of 2011!
Soyka Restaurant
5556 NE 4th Court
Miami, Fla. 33137
305-759-3117
www.soykarestaurant.com

Soyka Restaurant is ringing in the New Year with live jazz and cabaret-style performances from tenor James Barbato and pianist Tatiana Vassilieva and menu specials created by Executive Chef Paul Suriel. Guests can toast to 2011 with a complimentary glass of champagne and party favors provided by the restaurant.

New Years Eve Menu
Appetizers: Lobster Raviloi with Champagne Cream Sauce
Beef Carpaccio with Green Peppercorn Sauce & Shaved Parmigan
Main Courses: Lobster Tail with Truffle-Wild Mushroom Risotto
Chilean Sea Bass with White Wine Sauce and sautéed Leeks, Fennel, Golden Raisins & Basil
Filet Mignon wrapped in Bacon with Red Wine-Raspberry-Rosemary Sauce, Grilled Polenta & Portobello Mushroom
Dessert: Chocolate Souffle with Crème Anglaise & Whipped Cream