The Falls to Present 3rd Annual Girls Night Out Spring Preview 4/28/11

The Falls To Present 3rd Annual Girls Night Out: Spring Preview
Thursday, April 28, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Falls (Center Court)
8888 SW 136th Street
Miami, FL 33176
Event is free and open to the public.

Famed South Florida Stylist, Godfrey del Rio, to showcase fashion trends for Spring

The Falls, one of the largest open-air shopping, dining and entertainment complexes in the United States, is excited to present its “3rd Annual Girls Night Out: Spring Preview.” The exciting event serves to engage local women in an evening of networking, fashion, delicious culinary tastings, signature martinis courtesy of Blue Martini in Kendall, incredible savings and more. In addition, the first 150 guests will receive a gift bag filled with goodies courtesy of The Falls (while supplies last).

Famed South Florida Event Designer and Stylist to the stars, Godfrey del Rio, will present a spring “trend show” that will showcase the latest style looks. In addition, guests will also enjoy make-up demonstrations, event stations featuring home décor ideas for spring, spectacular specials featured in The Falls Spring Savings coupon book and more. Guests will also have the chance to enter to win fabulous Falls prize packages including two shopping sprees at The Falls and other great prizes.

Shake-A-Leg Miami Community Bay Day 5/1/11

Shake-A-Leg Miami to Hold Community Bay Day
Sunday, May 1, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
2620 South Bayshore Drive
Coconut Grove

Shake-a-Leg Miami will be holding its monthly Community Bay Day on Sunday, May 1, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The event is open to the public at Shake-a-Leg Miami’s sailing center, 2620 South Bayshore Drive in Coconut Grove. Community Bay Day is Shake-a-Leg Miami’s monthly open house where the public can take advantage of everything Shake-a-Leg Miami offers – including sailing, kayaking and power boating. Community Bay Day is also an opportunity to learn about camps, lessons, and other activities offered at the sailing center.

Shake-a-Leg Miami is a non-profit organization that offers lessons, water sports rentals, and special outings in addition to being one of the largest adaptive water sports centers in the United States.

No reservations are required. A $5 donation is requested as an entrance fee. Parking is free for all guests. For more information, please visit www.shakealegmiami.org or call (305) 858-5550.

GMBHA 17th Annual Inn Key Awards Luncheon to Honor Miami Hotel Employees and Hotels 4/26/11

Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association17th Annual Inn Key Awards Luncheon
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Allied Member Expo: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Awards Luncheon: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza

Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association; 250+ Miami Dade County Hotel Employees; Hospitality, Corporate and Government Leaders

17th Annual Inn Key Awards Luncheon to Honor Miami Hotel Employees and Hotels

On Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 the Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA) honors over 250 hotel employees across Miami Dade County. The event attracts over 400 hospitality, corporate and governmental leaders to join our hoteliers, their management team in recognizing their hourly employees, the “heart” of our tourism industry.

The 21 employee categories range from Bellman, Housekeepers, to Culinary and Engineering. There are also 5 hotel awards in the categories of Diversity, Environmental, Quality, Community Relations and Employee Relations that are recognized. Last year’s hotel awards were given to InterContinental Miami for Community Service, Mandarin Oriental for Guest Relations, The Setai for Diversity, Clifton for Environmental Recognition and Canyon Ranch for Employee Relations.

A portion of the net proceeds benefit The GMBHA Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (Miami Dade County Public Schools) Stuart L. Blumberg Scholarship Fund.

For additional information, please contact:
Vanja Majkic, Vanja@gmbha.com, for tickets and sponsorship information
Cherry Bongiorno, cherry@gmbha.com, for allied member expo information.
Telephone #: 305-531-3553

Cost: $50.00/members; $60/guests & non-members; and sponsorships from $1,500 to $10,000.

Deerfield Beach Wine and Food Festival 4/30/11

Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival
Saturday, April 30, 4 – 8 PM
Cove Shopping Plaza in Deerfield Beach
Cove Shopping Plaza
Deerfield Beach
Website.

Grab your significant other, your best friend or the whole gang and spend the most spectacular Saturday a Culinary Enthusiast can imagine. Please your palate, step into your stride and mingle among the best chefs in South Florida at the 1st Annual Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, April 30th, 2011 from 4 to 8 PM.

With the cool Intracoastal waters as the backdrop, this intimate festival will give you a unique up-close and personal experience of tasting dishes from South Florida’s Top 40 Chefs as well learning from the masters themselves during their cooking demonstrations.

Stroll down the chef’s tables, feel the balmy breeze and savor the excitement as the sun sets and the evening ascends while listening to the live music in the background. Exotic wines and culinary feasts will embrace you in sensory delight.

You will enjoy over 40 fine artisan wines & spirits and distinctive food pairings, cooking demonstrations, wine pairing explanations and cultural revelations abound as you meet and mingle with some of the most brilliant sommeliers and extraordinarily talented chefs.

Voices United Presents The Story Within Me 4/30/11

All Youth Cast Write And Perform, The Story Within Me An Original Musical Production
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 7:00p.m.
The Gusman Center For The Performing Arts
174 E. Flagler St.
Miami, Fl 33131

Voices United, (VU) a Miami-based non-profit organization designed to promote cross-cultural understanding through the arts, is proud to present, The Story Within Me, an uplifting musical written and performed by a dynamic and multi-cultural cast of 72 students, ages 10 to 18. It is the story of a group of people, with diverse backgrounds and experiences stuck at an airport together. Social issues such as discrimination, substance abuse and pollution are addressed through compelling scenes, heartfelt songs and energetic choreography.

The culturally diverse ensemble is comprised of student actors, singers, dancers, musicians & visual artists, representing 30 schools in Miami-Dade & Broward Counties.

Tickets: General Admission: $10, Special Seating: $25, VIP Seating & Reception: $75
To purchase tickets for The Story Within Me please visit http://voicesunited.org/voicesunited/calendar or contact Katie Christie, Founder & Artistic Director, 305-726-4822, e-mail Katie@voicesunited.org.

Photos attached: 2876 jpg. Caption: Katie Christie, Founder & Artistic Director for Voices United and cast members creating the plotline for The Story Within Me during a rehearsal. 2922 jpg. Caption: Nick Williams, 18, and Bianca Sirgany, 16, composing a song for The Story Within Me presented by Voices United. Photos by: Voices United.

Piola Sets Roots In The City 4/19-23/11

Piola Sets Roots In The City
April 19 – 23, 2011, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Piola Restaurants on Miami Beach, Brickell, and Hallandale Beach
Brickell, 1250 S. Miami Ave. (33131)
Miami Beach, 1625 Alton Road (33139)
Hallandale Beach, 1703 East Hallandale Beach Blvd. (33009)

www.piola.it

Piola will unveil a locally inspired Earth Day menu at its restaurants in Brickell, Miami Beach and Hallandale Beach April 19 – 23 to showcase the produce from the Roots In The City Overtown community garden.

Ten percent of Piola’s Earth Day proceeds will benefit Roots In the City, which provides affordable fresh produce to low-income families, public school students, community agencies and homeless shelters in Miami-Dade County.
Apart from the Earth Day menu, Piola’s five-day celebration will include the following at all three Pioloa South Florida locations:
• Roots In The City farmer’s market
• Roots In The City vegetable exhibit
• All Piola customers will receive a bag of seeds (including planting instructions) from the Roots In the City garden at the corner of Northwest Third Avenue and Northwest 10th Street.
• Members of the Piola staff will pick some vegetables to be featured on the restaurant’s Earth Day menu.

Piola – Roots In The City Earth Day Menu
• Pizza Miami Gardens – Mozzarella, tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes, scallions and fresh oregano
• Pizza Coral Gables – Mozzarella, tomato sauce, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and fresh oregano
• Pizza Homestead – Mozzarella, ricotta, sage, radishes, and rosemary
• Pizza Hallandale – Mozzarella, kale, organic eggs and cherry tomatoes
• Insalata Coconut Grove – Kale, organic eggs, radishes, and smoked salmon
• Insalata Key Biscayne – Mixed greens, scallions, heirloom tomatoes, fresh tuna and fresh oregano
• Penne Virginia Key – Whole wheat penne pasta with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, cherry tomatoes and basil
• Gnocchi Overtown – Organic La Chipper potatoes, kale, butter, sage and arugula
• Gelato Cutler Bay – Vanilla ice cream, papaya and mulberries

This event is being held simultaneously in three locations.

Ann Storck Center to Showcase at The Galleria’s Spring for the Arts 4/15/11

Ann Storck Center To Showcase Artwork During The Galleria’s “Spring For The Arts”
Fri., April 15, 2011
Young at Art Children’s Museum from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (adjacent to Dillard’s upper level)
Ann Storck Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (in front of Dillard’s upper level)
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 E. Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

An art show and sale by the Ann Storck Center. The Ann Storck Center is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities and offers a fine arts program, which allows residents to develop physical movement and creative expression. There will also be a month-long children’s art exhibition, “Look Who’s Living in the Trees,” from Young at Art Children’s Museum.

The Galleria’s “Spring for the Arts” will unite Broward’s diverse array of arts groups from April 2 through April 30. The arts celebration was created to educate, inspire and motivate the community to embrace the arts. Spearheaded by The Galleria, this month-long program will provide a platform for local arts groups to promote their organizations, plus raise funds for Funding Arts Broward, which provides grants to further the arts in our community.

Choose Peace Book Signing with Rina Jakubowicz 4/22/11

Rina Jakubowicz will be hosting a book signing of her new book, CHOOSE PEACE, at Books & Books Café in Coral Gables.
Friday, April 22, 2011 at 8:00p.m.
Books & Books Cafe
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Join Rina Jakubowicz as she discusses her new book, Choose Peace – A Practical Guide Into Consciousness in a conversation exploring the undiscovered obstacles, which prevent us from living life to the fullest. Rina, Instructor & Owner of Rina Yoga Studios in Miami, is a popular and respected figure in the yoga community. Through her own challenges and transitions, Rina was led to write Choose Peace as a way of finding her own sources of strength and fulfillment.

Drawing upon the principles of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the original teachings of yoga, Rina created a modern-day guide to discovering the potential that we all possess in order to live a life of authentic happiness.

DK Star Wars Attack of the Authors East Coast Tour 5/15/11

DK Star Wars Attack of the Authors East Coast Tour
5/15/2011, 2:00-4:00PM
Barnes & Noble West Kendall
12405 N Kendall Drive
Miami, FL 33186
More Information.

Come celebrate Star Wars style with author Jason Fry and illustrator Chris Trevas and the costumed characters of the 501st Legion. Giveaways, photo ops, and a chance to win a Star Wars Mimobot flash drive, Her Universe SW t-shirt and other great prizes will abound!

DK Star Wars Attack of the Authors East Coast Tour begins in early May; a group of DK’s talented Star Wars authors and illustrators will hit the road, visiting bookstores, schools, and libraries. Events will run from May 7th through May 15th, from Massachusetts, all the way down to Florida.

Meet the cast of Disney’s new movie PROM at Macy’s Pembroke Pines 4/16/11

Meet the cast of Disney’s new movie PROM at Macy’s Pembroke Pines
April 16, 2011 at 6pm
Macy’s Pembroke Pines
Junior’s Department
11605 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, Fl 33027

You’re invited to meet the cast of Disney’s new movie, “Prom.” Be our date in the junior department at Macy’s. The first 200 guests will meet stars Aimee Teegarden Janelle Ortiz and Thomas McDonell. Make a girl’s prom dream come true! Donate your gently worn prom of formal dress at the signing and it will go in the to the local donate-my-dress-dot-org chapter, Becca’s Closet.

Who who will you take? See PROM in theaters April 29.

Event subject to change or cancellation. No purchase necessary. Limit one autograph per guest while time permits. Personal items will not be signed. DonateMyDress.org donation is optional. PROM elements(c)Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

Full Moon Party At The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale 4/19/11

Tuesday, April 19 from 7 to 10 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
One Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard

The Ritz-Carlton invites you to a “Go-Green” Pre-Earth Day celebration with acai cocktails served in eco-friendly glasses and a seedling to start your first herb garden for your good intentions…

A Pre-Earth Day Celebration

Full Moon Party At The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
Benefitting Everglades Foundation

Take a midweek break Tuesday, April 19 to watch the full moon rise above the Atlantic at one of Fort Lauderdale’s best parties. Relax on plush lounges on the 7th floor tropical pool deck and be pampered with Ritz-Carlton service as you sip specialty priced, 100% organic, acai berry VEEV cocktails and move to music by DJ Rob Riggs.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is proud to partner with the Everglades Foundation, (www.evergladesfoundation.org) and their efforts to protect and restore Florida’s native ecosystem and wildlife, and unveil their new logo chosen from over 700 entries collected earlier this year, initiating their new campaign to protect America’s most famed subtropical wetland.

For just $10, we’ll give you a seedling to start your own herb garden and a complimentary cocktail for your good intentions. All proceeds will benefit Everglades Foundation.

Casual, chic and sensual, these full moon parties make you feel like a VIP. Gorgeous Ritz-Carlton service, no cover charge, no reservations and just $5 valet parking.

Famous Ocean At Club O1 4/16/11

Famous Ocean At Club O1
April 16, 11 Pm To 5 Am
Nikki Beach Miami
One Ocean Drive
Miami Beach Florida 33139
305 538 1111
www.club01.com

Every Saturday at Club O1 From 11PM-5AM
Brickell Entertainment Presents Famous Ocean Saturdays at Club O1. Join us for At Famous Ocean regulars DJ Lazardi, Nikolas and Rey Fernandez. This event is brought to you by: Zar Productions, Dag Productions, Raymond Productions & World Sounds Productions.

For more information or to book your reservation email: VIP TABLES

Nikki at Night At Nikki Beach Miami 4/17/11

Nikki at Night At Nikki Beach Miami
April 17, 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, Nikki Music is our weekly party providing you with the freshest tracks and entertainment. Join us this week for a special set by Guest DJ ANI PHEARCE . This week’s line up also features Nikki Beach Miami Residents Bruno Robles, Felipe Kaval and Armand Pena!

For more information or to book your reservation email: VIP TABLES

One Ocean Sundays 4/17/11

One Ocean Sundays at Club o1
April 17, 11 Pm To 5 Am
Nikki Beach Miami
One Ocean Drive
Miami Beach Florida 33139
305 538 1111
www.Club01.com

Every Sunday night starting at 11PM One Ocean Sundays will provide you with amazing entertainment and Music by DJ NYSE bringing you the best in Open Format.

For more information or to book your reservation email: VIP TABLES

French Wine Dinner at the Hi-Life Cafe 4/21/11

French Wine Dinner at the Hi-Life Café
April 21st, 6.30pm
Hi-Life Café
3000 N Fed. Hwy, in the Plaza 3000
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
www.hilifecafe.com

After a Year and a Half in the US, Aude can no longer resist and is very impatient to share a selection of her favorite recipes from her French Homeland with you. For Aude its like flying Home in order to say : “Merci Maman for all this wonderful recipes”.

After an initial Panic in the Kitchen, everybody is fine again, don’t be afraid, we won’t serve you Brains, Offal or other weird organs some Frenchmen adore…

Together with Chef Carlos we paired our next Wine-Dinner featuring Aude’s favorite recipes with amazing French Wines from the Beaujolais, Bourgogne, Bordeaux, Loire and Alsace regions. Our special guest will be Tal Cohen from Selected Brands, an outstanding expert in French Wines, who will give you his thoughts and tasting notes during the Dinner.

Have a glance at the Menu underneath and save the Date: Thursday April 21st – 2011, 6.30pm

For your convenience (and because Aude, as every woman, was absolutely unable to make a final choice… ) we have two options for the Hors-d’Oeuvres. Please let us know your choice when making your reservations.

Looking forward to seeing you! Aude & Carlo

French 5 Course Wine Dinner featuring Wine Expert
Tal Cohen
Thursday April 21st – 6:30pm
($69 – option 1 or $79 – option 2, all wines incl., taxes and gratuity excl.)

Amuse – Gueules
Toasts au Saumon Fumé, Oeufs de Lump et Rillettes, Roulade d’Aubergines grillees au Confit de Tomates et St Moret.
A Variety of Classic Grilled Toast points with Smoked Salmon, Lumpfish Roe and Roasted Eggplant bites.
Pinot Noir Ros̩ Brut (Beaujolais) Domaine Ruet, Col Noir РSparkling Brut 2003

Hors d’Oeuvres
Option 1: Tomate Crevettes.
Shrimp Cocktail with a Whiskey scented French Cocktail Sauce.
Sauvignon Blanc (Bordeaux) Chateau Couronneau 2009
OR
Option 2: Tranche de Foie Gras avec sa Confiture d’Oignons, Figues et ses Toasts.
A slice of Foie Gras, slightly chilled and served with Onion Confit and Fig Jam.
Vouvray (Loire) La Craie 2009

Entrée
Coeurs de Saumon, Sauce Vin Rouge avec ses pommes vapeurs et son bouquet d’Haricots Verts.
Juicy Salmon baked in a Shallot and Red Wine Sauce with Steamed Potatoes and Green Beans.

Gevrey Chambertin (Bourgogne) Louis Boillot – Les Evocelles Premier Cru 2004
Plat Principal
Le Traditionnel Boeuf aux Carottes accompagné de notre Purée Maison.
The French Classic Beef and Carrot Stew with our Creamy Homemade Mashed Potatoes.
Saint Emilion (Bordeaux) Chateau La Caze Bellevue – 2006

Dessert
Les Classiques: Pomme au Four avec une Glace à la Vanille, Pain Perdu et Orangettes.
A journey through French Classic Desserts: Baked Apples, with Vanilla Ice-Cream, “Pain Perdu” and “Orangettes”

Elastic Mind Project Intro 4/28/11

Elastic Mind Project Intro
April 28, 6-8 pm
Chima Steakhouse
2400 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1529
elasticmindproject.org

Join Mike, Fania and Yamilet at Chima Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale as we officially launch The Elastic Mind Project

Enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d’Å“uvres, fabulous raffle items. Get a chance to win a “two night stay” at the fabulous the JW Marriott Hotel in Miami or the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort in Foert Lauderdale
The Elastic Mind Project was founded to find and empower the next generation of great Colombians from the barrios of Bogota.
To learn more about our project or to make a donation please visit our website

www.elasticmindproject.org

The Elastic Mind Project’s goal is to raise $70k for the construction of the EMP community center in the Barrio Codito, in Bogota Colombia The land has already been donated to the cause and our two architects on board are donating the design services for the construction. We need your help to make this center a reality

Twilight Notes, Brew Urban Cafe, and Freedom Art Present Dialect A Night Of Art and Music 5/12/11

Twilight Notes, Brew Urban Cafe, and Freedom Art Present “Dialect” A Night Of Art and Music
Thursday, May 12th from 8:30-12:30
Brew Urban Cafe
209 SW 2nd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.TwilightNotes.com

Image Is Everything.
Twilight Notes and Freedom Art are proud to present “Image Is Everything,” a photo exhibition and music event. Featuring well established professionals as well as emerging local photographers, Jose Lopez has painstakingly selected the best of the best to showcase their work this month.

Twilight Notes is bringing together another excellent line-up of Dj’s, featuring Kent Lawlor, Eric Pamphile, Adam Foster, and some very special guests. Styles upon styles is what we have; hit the floor with us as we bring the best in dub, indie, disco, hip hop, soul, and house.

Exhibiting Artists:
1. Vionette Torres
2. Daniel Lateulade
3. Kara Lynn
4. Janelle Proulx
5. David Lloyd
6. Ben Coppelman
7. Nate Dodd
8. Danny Hammontree
9. Sam Robies

Djs:
1. Kent Lawlor
2. Eric Pamphile
3. Adam Foster

….and more to be announced soon!

Hot New Tequila Tasting at W Wine Boutique Miami Beach 4/16/11

Hot New Tequila Tasting this Saturday from 2-5 at W Wine Boutique Miami Beach
Saturday April 16th, 2011, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
W Wine Boutique Miami Beach
1328 Alton Road
Miami Beach, Fl 33139
www.wwineboutique.com

Tanteo Naturally-Infused Artisan Tequilas

“What are your thoughts on 80-proof, choco-infused tequila with hints of jalapeno? That it’s ass water? We were right there with you-until we maned up and took a slug. Awesome! Sweet, spicy and chocolaty good. It confirms the Tijuana truism that cocoa and tequila always mix well.”
Maxim Magazine September 2010

Tanteo tequila takes pure blanco tequila from 100% Weber blue agave and then infuses it with jalapeno, chocolate or tropical fruit extracts.

o Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila $44.99
o Tanteo Chocolate Tequila $44.99
o Tanteo Tropical Tequila $44.99

Flavored tequila was previously prohibited by the CRT, but in 2006 the rules surrounding the infusion of tequilas with various flavors was relaxed allowing for the production of these drinks. The fact that the CRT have relaxed their laws shouldn’t be indication that people can do what the hell they want with tequila, and Tanteo takes a great first step and the results are a high quality product that is both delicious and still respects the tequila in the process.

Please join us this Saturday April 16th from 2-5 pm at our South Beach location, 1328 Alton Road, for a celebration of modern invention and traditional artisan methods. And of course, to drink some Tequila!

Miami International Mall Embraces Little Planet Helpers 5/14/11

Miami International Mall Embraces ‘Little Planet Helpers’
Saturday, May 14, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Miami International Mall (Center Court)
1455 NW 107th Avenue
Doral, Fla. 33172

Free family event promotes environmental awareness through games and art activities

Families are encouraged to embrace all that is ‘green’ during Miami International Mall’s “Little Planet Helpers” a free, eco-themed event hosted by the Simon Kidgits Club, featuring hands-on Earth Day festivities that will teach kids how to keep the environment clean and green. Kids will have the opportunity to decorate paper mache flowerpots and decorate Winn-Dixie brown paper bags to be displayed and to be given out at Winn-Dixie stores. Kids will also have the opportunity to learn recycling tips from the city of Doral representative.

FREE to Kidgits Club members

Families can sign up for the Kidgits Club, during regular mall hours, for a membership fee of $5. Membership includes a Kidgits Club membership card and T-shirt, scheduled entertainment and activities for families, a Birthday Club (including birthday card and gift redemption certificate), unique programs and offers, discounts and a quarterly newsletter. For more information, visit www.simon.com/kidgits.

Jewelry Trunk Show at ISA boutique 4/16/11

Jewelry Trunk Show by MYKA68
Saturday, April 16, 12-3pm
ISA boutique
3400 North Miami Avenue
Midtown | Miami, FL

Enjoy champagne & cupcakes!
isa-boutique.com

Accent Alternative Art Space invites you to join us at the Bird Road Art Walk 4/16/11

Accent Alternative Art Space invites you to join us during this Saturday’s Bird Road Art Walk
Saturday, April 16th, 2011
Accent Alternative Art Space
4841 SW 75th Ave
Miami, FL 33155
Admission: Free

Group show featuring the work of Ernesto Capdevila, Boro, Esteban Blanco

Over 20 galleries and artists’ studios welcome visitors on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Free shuttle bus and plenty of parking. Map available at all studios and galleries or go to: http://artdistricts.com/category/art-guide/florida/south-florida/miami/bird-road-art-district-brad/

Betrothal, Mixed Media, 2011. Esteban Blanco

Lords South Beach Launches Game Lords Wednesdays 4/20/11

Every Wednesday, beginning April 20, 2011
8:00 p.m. to midnight
Lords South Beach
1120 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33129

Gay boutique hotel offers boozy take on Twister, Spin the Bottle & classic pastimes

Beginning Wednesday, April 20, 2011, Lords South Beach will debut its weekly “Game Lords” party series poolside at the Cha Cha Cabana. Fueled by local scenesters Erica Fickling and Ernesto Reyes of Veni Vidi Vici, guests can expect a boozy take on old-school pastimes such as Twister, Spin the Bottle and strip-Texas Hold ‘Em, along with college frat house favorites Beer Pong and Flip Cup and classics Connect Four and Jenga. The game’s winners will amass points throughout the evening, with the top-scoring competitors receiving prizes ranging from complimentary cocktails to a one-night stay at the hotel.

In true Lords South Beach fashion, bathing suits are encouraged for splashing and sipping in its any of its three courtyard plunge pools. Fabulous drinks specials offered, include $2 signature Lords South Beach shots, $4 select beers and $8 well cocktails. Guests are welcome to bring their iPods to help create the musical score.

To RSVP for Game Lords, which is recommended, contact lords@taraink.com or call 877.448.4754.

About Lords South Beach
Lords South Beach is the first gay boutique hotel brand to launch in the U.S. Formerly the site of the Nash Hotel, the property has undergone an extensive redesign and renovation to align with the new brand and concept. Situated in the heart of South Beach on Collins Avenue, the hotel has 54 rooms, three plunge pools and a variety of exciting venues, including the Cha Cha Rooster Restaurant and Bar. It also boasts a variety of choice amenities, such as a digital concierge offered by Out magazine, as well as the Lords Social Network, Check(It)Out, which allows guests to log on when a reservation is booked and connect with other Lords South Beach guests for travel tips, restaurant reviews and social connections. For more information, visit www.lordssouthbeach.com.

Cafeina Launches Drinks & Dice Happy Hour 4/21/11

Cafeina Launches “Drinks & Dice” Happy Hour
Thursday and Friday, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cafeina
297 Northwest 23rd Street
Miami, FL 33127

To RSVP, which is recommended, contact info@cafeinamiami.com or call 305.438.0792.

Cafeina, the Wynwood resto-lounge and art gallery, is proud to launch its “Drinks & Dice” Happy Hour, featuring 2-4-1 drinks and a selection of tapas for seven dollars. In a new twist on “game night,” guests will be able to enjoy a variety of board games, trivia and puzzles free-of-charge, including Pictionary, Taboo, Jenga, Monopoly, Scrabble, Backgammon and more. Tournaments will also be held on a monthly basis.

Beginning Thursday, April 21, 2011, from 5 PM to 9 PM, Cafeina will offer beers, wine, well drinks and signature cocktails, including the Café con Leche Martini, at 2-4-1 pricing. Featured culinary favorites on the specialty menu include Kobe Beef Sliders, Margherita Flatbread, Goat Cheese Croquettes, Stuffed Dates, Shrimp Ceviche and Quesadillas.

Cafeina is a multi-room, resto-lounge and art gallery with a lush outdoor garden. The indoor/outdoor space is open Thursday through Saturday 5:00 PM to 3:00 AM, and Sunday from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Self parking is available. For more information, please visit www.cafeinamiami.com.

Romance In A Can Film Festival 5/5-10/11

“Romance In A Can” Film Festival
May 5 through 10, 2011

Opening Ceremonies
Thursday, May 5, 7:30pm
Opening night at the Anglers Boutique Resort
“The Age of reason” (France) with Sophie Marceau
cocktail, passed hors d’oeuvres
$20 regular admission
$15 senior, student
Full schedule and more info.

“Romance In A Can” Film Festival, presented by Red Chemistry, Inc., has earned a reputation for bringing the finest European romance films to U.S. audiences since 2006. This year, the film festival will run from May 5 to May 10, with a kick-off event on March 3 at the Angler’s Boutique Resort in Miami Beach at 7:00 p.m. The event will feature screenings of short films, hors d’oeuvres by the Angler’s Boutique Resort and Chamarré wines (event cost is $15). Romance In A Can will showcase its film program at various locations including the Colony Theater, Miami Beach Cinematheque, Miami Beach High School, Alliance Francaise, Coral Gables Art Cinema (in collaboration with the Video on Demand Channel eurocinema) and FIU South Campus.

Furthermore, Romance In A Can is the only film festival dedicated to the screening of European romance films in North America. Since its inception in 2007, Romance In A Can has exposed U.S. and Hispanic audiences to a number of unsurpassed films from the best and brightest movie makers in the European film market such as I Am Staying starring Sophie Marceau, Escuela de Seduccion with Victoria Abril, Mujer Invisible with Maria Bouzas and many more. This year, the festival will screen films from over ten European countries including France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Israel and others, which are traditionally shown during opening and closing night.

About the film programming: During the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, ACID (Association for the Distribution of Independent Cinema) presented a selection of 9 acclaimed international full-length films including Into Our Hands, Cuchillo De Palo, Donoma, Fix Me, Flowers of Evil, Chicks, Pursuit, Robert Mitchum is Dead and The Drifter. This year, Romance in a Can has the pleasure of presenting the same 9 feature films from the ACID Cannes selection in Miami. Created in 1994, ACID’s mission is to give visibility and public release to new talents in the film industry. ACID’s support does not stop after the presentation in Cannes. In partnership with 35 festivals, ACID presents movies in France (Paris, La Rochelle, Lussas, Pau, Belfort) as well as abroad (Montreal, Bratislava, Tübingen, Linz, Prague, Lisbonne, Pesaro) and now Miami.

Roamnce In A Can also embraces Miami’s cultural arts by giving back to the community through Red Chemistry, Inc., a non-profit organization that raises funds for local youth art programs. Each year, Red Chemistry sponsors a short film competition with local film students from Miami Beach Senior High School and international film students. This year’s theme is “For The Love Of” and the awards ceremony will take at Miami Beach Senior High School on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. A jury of professionals from the movie industry will review films made by European film students as well as films produced by local MBSH students. Awards and cash prizes are given each year during the ceremony. The best films will be purchased by eurocinema and aired on their on-demand channel.

Michael Capponi Birthday Party The World is Not Enough 4/16/11

April 16, 8:00pm
Yacht Party
Miami Beach Marina

11pm, Afterparty
LIV at the Fontainebleu

The time has come for Michael Capponi’s annual birthday celebration, this Saturday April 16, 2011. This year’s party is a spoof on the two polar opposite lives Michael Capponi leads today. There is Michael Capponi’s life in Haiti, the poorest country in this hemisphere and his other life in South Beach, throwing lavish parties.

This birthday is way over the top! The private yacht, Allure Shadow, is so big that it won’t even fit under MacArthur causeway. The deck on yacht is as large as any dance floor in any club. Upon entering the yacht at the Miami Beach Marina at 8:00PM, you will be taken back to a James Bond experience with all guests dressed in theme.

Shaken not stirred cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose Vodka.
Lite bites will be provided by Aarons Catering.

In lieu of gifts, there is a minimum donation of $150 in advance or $200 at the door for men. Ladies donation is $20. Due to the limited capacity, it is highly suggested to make your donation and reserve your wrist band prior to my party. All monies collected go straight to United Way to help support my Humanitarian Community in Haiti.

At 11:30PM the music stops and everyone heads to LIV for a surprise part II, which will also blow everyone away!

Please make sure to call Michael Capponi’s office at 305.695.4410 in advance. RSVP is required, email rsvp@capponigroup.com.

Remember James Bond attire is mandatory.

Leonardo Hidalgo’s New Art Experience To The Beat Of Famed Dj Robbie Rivera 4/15/11

Mynt Presents : Invasion
This Friday April 15, 11:30pm
Mynt Lounge
1921 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Please rsvp : artinvasiongallery@gmail.com Or 786.217.0130

Art and music have joined forces for the first time in miami under the direction of two talented artists :

Leonardo hidalgo’s new art work will be showcased in a digital visual feast at the beat of international known dj robbie rivera.

Doors open at 11:30 and we strongly suggest that our guests arrive at that time to guarantee entrance and form part of a special unveiling.

For table reservations at mynt please call : (305) 532-0727

PALO! mp3 and Debut at The Stage 4/15/11

Friday, April 15
The Stage
170 NE 38th Street
Miami, FL 33137-3628
(305) 576-9577

PALO! brings the Afro-Cuban Funk to The Stage! – click here for details & RSVP

7pm is the ALS fundraiser, 11pm set is FREE!

Come help raise awareness and funds for the ALS Recovery Fund. Open bar, free food, and PALO! from 7-11.
Afterwards stick around for more live music by PALO! and Dangerflow.
Tickets $50 in advance or $60 at the door. Call Marilyn at 305-513-3350 or 305-799-0999 for tickets in advance.

The Men’s Designer Shopping Party 4/15/11

Friday, April 15th starting at 6 PM
The Men’s Department – On the first floor
1675 Meridian Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Join your friends from Care Resource as Macy’s and OUT Magazine Fashion Editor, Brent Coover, host the Men’s Designer Fashion Party. Come enjoy an evening of music, refreshments and fashion that will feature the newest collections from Macy’s top Men’s Designers including Hugo Boss, Armani Jeans, French Connection, Papi and more. White enjoying the event, be sure to stop by Zirh for skin treatment tips and a complimentary mini facial. Plus, get your senses going with the Bulgari fragrance. With any $150 purchase of Men’s Designer or Men’s Impulse on day of event, receive $5O off your purchase.*

$10 suggested donation benefitting Care Resource.
*Valid on purchases made at Macy’s South Beach event on 4/15/2011 only.
While supplies last, one per customer. Event Subject To Change Or Cancellation.

Chez Badeaux First Year Anniversary 4/16/11

Saturday April 16th from 11am to 7pm
1235 Alton Road
Miami Beach, Fl 33139
305 673 9441
www.chezbadeaux.com

Oh La La! Its our 1st Birthday
Join the Chez Badeaux Family as we celebrate our first year anniversary.

Those who book appointments this Saturday will be in store for a surprise filled day!
Sweets ~ Bubbly ~ Free gifts

What more could you ask for at a Tres Fab birthday affair? So don’t miss out!

We still have appointments available call 305 673 9441 to book

KCC Productions and the Van Dyke Cafe present Cuban singer Luis Bofill 4/16/11

KCC Productions and the Van Dyke Cafe present the great Cuban singer Luis Bofill
Saturday April 16 at 9 PM.
Van Dyke
846 Lincoln Road
South Beach

For more information, call 305-534-3600 or visit thevandykecafe.com.

After recording his first single in 1990 under the EGREEM (Cuba) label, Luis Bofill traveled to Europe, where he made his home. As the lead vocalist for various salsa, Latin jazz and Cuban groups such Salsamania, Color Latino and Nueva Vision, he toured Europe performing in internationally-renowned clubs and festivals such as “Folkest” in Italy, the “Jazzmeile Fest” in Berlin and clubs like “Quasimodo”, “Franzclub” and “Floz” en Berlin and the “Fabrik” in Hamburg. In 1994, he came to Miami, where he began to work as the lead singer for the group “Cafe Nostagia” in the internationally popular Calle 8 club of the same name. With that musical ensemble he recorded two CD”s “Cafe Nostalgia LIVE!” and “Te dí la vida entera”, the latter making it to the top of the charts in Paris. In 2000 he led a traditional Cuban music band named “Buenaventura” and in 2001 led his own band. The Miami New Times magazine named him “Best Musical Rejuvenation 2001” considering his sound to be one of “the hottest grooves around”

Luis Bofill has shared the stage with stars like Ruben Blades, Mark Anthony, Luis Enrique, Bono, Al Dimeola, Olga Guillot, Paquito D’ Rivera and many others. In August 2005 he came out with new production called “Costumbres” on the SONY BMG U.S. Latin label. All the compositions on the CD are by the famous Mexican composer Juan Gabriel. The producers were Omar Hernandez and Ricardo Eddy Martinez. He is working on his new production with the producers Descemer Bueno and Roberto Carcasses with guests like Kelvis Ochoa and Alkebulan.

Schwartzhog Tasting Party 4/14/11

Schwartzhog Tasting Party
04/14/2011, 8
Garden”71″@Moonchine Bistro+Bar+lounge
7100 Biscayne Blvd
Miami,FL 33138
moonchine.com

You Are Cordially Invited To
Schwartzhog German Liqueur Tasting Party
Thursday,April 14,2011
From 8Pm-Midnight
Garden”71″@Moonchine Bistro+Bar+Lounge

Garden “71” Happy Hour 4/15/11

Garden “71” Happy Hour
04/15/2011, 4PM-8PM
Moonchine Bistro+Bar+Lounge
7100 Biscayne Blvd
Miami,FL 33138
moonchine.com

Unwind with Us:
Drink Specials,Sushi $1,All Rolls 1/2 Price,
A Bucket of 5 Chang Beers $20 + Receive A FREE Shot of
Mekhong Thai Rum on Us):-

Resident Dj Lady SolyMar spins selections from 6-10PM
ranging from Salsa, Hip-Hop, R&B Soul,House Tunes….

City Year Miami & Jumbo’s provide Soul and Soulfood to the Liberty City Community 4/16/11

City Year Miami & Jumbo’s provide Soul and Soulfood to the Liberty City Community
Saturday, April 16th, 2011, 10am – 3pm
7501 Northwest 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33150

On Saturday, April 16th, 2011, City Year corps members and local business owners team up to revitalize the area around Miami’s historic Jumbo’s Restaurant to promote civic service

A Miami landmark since 1955, Jumbo’s was one of the first restaurants to integrate in 1966 in the midst of segregation. As stated in its Proclamation from the City of Miami, “Through the open mindedness of the management in hopes of making a difference, Jumbo’s became the first restaurant to hire African-American employees in 1967.” Established by Isadore Flam over 50 years ago, Jumbo’s is currently run by his son Bobby Flam, a civic leader and City Year Champion.

City Year Miami is seeking to engage local business owners by providing volunteers clean up storefronts, as well as encouraging them to come out and beautify the area around Jumbo’s. Service projects will include repainting parking stalls, landscaping the entrance of Jumbo’s, trimming grass and removing weeds, amongst other projects. All businesses on 7th Avenue from 62nd to 79th Street are welcome to participate, as this event will be taking place from 10am – 3pm. There will also be entertainment including an African drumline, Bobby Springer, and conga music!

In you are interested in participating, please contact City Year corps member Keshia Powell (786-238-2977/kpowell11@cityyear.org) or Bobby’s business partner Ken Knight (305-305-2699).

We look forward to a great day of service as we recognize what the Sun-Sentinel has called “a social and economic anchor of the community.” Again, this is a surprise for Bobby, so please do not mention this event to him. In the meantime, feel free to enjoy some delicious soulfood at this American Classic and thank you for your support.

KCC Productions and the Van Dyke Cafe present Troy Roberts 4/14/11

KCC Productions and the Van Dyke Café present Troy Roberts’ Nu-Jive
Thursday April 14, at 9 PM.
The Van Dyke
846 Lincoln Road
South Beach.
For more information, call (305) 534-3600 or visit thevandykecafe.com.

Some more detail: Not to be missed, come check out Troy’s new band celebrating the release of his new album, ‘Nu-Jive’ plus special guest Chris Cadenhead on auxiliary keyboards. The evening will kick off with some straight ahead jazz in the format of The Troy Roberts Quartet, followed by all original material freshly recorded on this new release! Come along and tell your friends!

Troy Roberts – sax
Silvano Monasterios – keys/piano
Eric England – electric bass/acoustic bass
David Chiverton – drums
special guest Chris Cadenhead – aux keys

Hailing from the remote location of Perth, West Australia, saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts has recently relocated to the USA. Having completed a Masters and currently teaching part-time at the University of Miami, Troy recently won two consecutive Downbeat Jazz Soloist Awards, two consecutive West Australian Music Industry Awards, was the only Australian finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition, and continues to maintain a busy performance schedule around Australia, Europe and the USA.

Having shared the stage with greats such as Sammy Figueroa (performing on his Grammy-nominated album, The Magician), Robby Ameen, Lew Soloff, Lauryn Hill, James Morrison, Kevin Mahogany, Slide Hampton, Gary Bartz, Geoff Keezer, Rodney Whitaker, Carl Allen, Dennis McCrell, Jeff Hamilton and John Clayton, Troy recently released his third album, The XenDen Suite – an 8-part composition for jazz quartet and string quartet – and also his first DVD – a live concert performance of The XenDen Suite.

Troy leads the exciting nu-jazz project, Troy Roberts’ NuJivee, which features some seriously talented young Miami-based artists, while showcasing Troy’s original compositions – an eclectic concoction of jazz, groove, Latin and neo-soul. In March 2011 they released their first CD, “Nu-Jive”.

Alejandra Czarny performing at Next@19th 4/27/11

Alejandra Czarny
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
Next@19th
137 NE 19th Street
Miami
Tickets: $10 and $6 for students, seniors and artists
Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com

Argentinian performer Alejandra Czarny’s and special guest Aaron Kula infuse Guava Rugelach Lounge with their rhythmic compositions of Latin American and Yiddish songs.

Czarny has been a singer and song-writer for more than 20 years, and has released two albums, “Under the White Stars” and “Songs about Songs.” Aaron Kula serves as Director of Music Collections and Performance at Florida Atlantic University, conducting the student symphony and teaching music theory. Kula became musically inclined at an early age, attending Broadway shows each week as a child and many years later, going on to found the Klezmer Company Orchestra in 1997. Together, Czarny and Kula will present several Jewish-inspired Spanish arrangements for all to enjoy.

The St. Patrick’s Day Committee’s Celtic Cultural Series presents A Discussion of the life of Oscar Wilde 5/1/11

The St. Patrick’s Day Committee’s Celtic Cultural Series presents “A Discussion of the life of Oscar Wilde”
Sunday, May 1, 4 p.m.
Upstairs Room of John Martin’s Irish Restaurant
253 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL

Oscar Wilde was aptly named. He was indeed a wilde man with great talent who wrote great plays, poetry and novels. However, his personal life was like a modern day Soap Opera.

The discussion of the life of Oscar Wilde will be led by Michael Gillespie, PhD, Professor of English at Florida International University, which recently appointed him Director of FIU’s Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment. Dr. Gillespie is a fairly recent arrival in Miami. Before relocating here, he taught for 29 years at Marquette University. He has written or edited 20 books which have included the works of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde and books on Irish film. His many prestigious positions include Member of the Board of Trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation and President of the American Conference for Irish Studies. Dr. Gillespie is currently working on an oral history of early Joyce studies and a book on Joyce and Theology.
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All Celtic Cultural Series events are free and open to all. Ample parking is available on Miracle Mile and in the City Parking Garage behind John Martin’s, accessible from Aragon Avenue.

The Celtic Cultural Series is produced by the St. Patrick’s Day Committee, Inc. with the support of the City of Coral Gables, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners.

Caption for photograph: Dr. Michael Gillespie

Sounds of Chamber Music at St. Stephen’s Compliment Great Taste of the Grove 4/17/11

Sounds of Chamber Music at St. Stephen’s Compliment Great Taste of the Grove!
Sunday, April 17th, 4 PM
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
2750 McFarlane Rd
Coconut Grove, FL

On Sunday, April 17th, start your day enjoying the Great Taste of the Grove,and then at 4 PM, stroll over to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church for the last Chamber Music Concert of this season.

Imagine this…for $20 ($15 if you are a student), you can experience an incredible chamber music concert with The Delray String Quartet, PLUS a complimentary cocktail reception during intermission and following the concert.

Wine Down Wednesdays supported by Soul Of Miami 5/4/11

Wine Down Wednesdays
May 4 from 5 – 8pm
HistoryMiami
101 West Flagler Street
Miami
Don’t miss local favorites Raffa & Rainer for happy hour! Enjoy live music, open galleries, select wines
and delicious food!
Free parking at 50 NW 2 Ave.

Free and open to the public.

Free General Admission
Members and County Employees Complimentary Glass of Wine
$15 open wine bar and light snacks
$5 per glass

FREE Parking available at 50 NW 2nd Avenue
RSVP to 305-375-1614 or rsvp@historymiami.org

Souvenir Maps and Plates Opening Reception 4/21/11

Souvenir Maps and Plates
Thursday, April 21 at 6 pm
HistoryMiami
101 West Flagler Street
Miami
Join HistoryMiami for the opening our latest exhibit. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Members: Free Non-Members: $10
RSVP by April 18 to 305-375-5356 or membership@historymiami.org.

Maria De Los Angeles performing for Lip Service/ Under the Sun 4/23/11

Lip Service is teaming up with the award-winning radio show Under the Sun for an evening of live storytelling.
April 23, 8 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Actor’s Playhouse at the Miracle Theater
280 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Tickets $15. They will sell out, so buy yours today!

This is a night like no other. You will experience the heartbreaking, hilarious, personal stories of Lip Service–like watching people read their diaries–AND you will go behind the scenes to see how radio is made.

Storytellers:
Andrea Askowitz
Terence Canterella
Aaron Curtis
Maria De Los Angeles
Robert Foote
Jeremy Glazer
Allison Langer
Esther Martinez
Brenda Mezick

Lip Service, produced by Andrea Askowitz and Esther Martinez, is a co-production of Books & Books.
Under the Sun, created by co-hosts Dan Grech and Alicia Zuckerman, is a co-production of WLRN and ZG Public Media.

Lorie Lester Fashion Show at The Stage with The Beautiful Villains 4/28/11

Lorie Lester S/S11 Collection Hits The Stage For A Night Of The Beautiful Villains
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Doors open at 10:00 PM
Fashion Show starts at 11:00 PM
The Stage
170 Northeast 38th Street
Miami, FL 33137

Fashion show, live music, food truck, skateboarding & more in Miami’s Design District

Miami-based fashion designer Lorie Lester will debut her Spring/Summer 2011 Collection with The Beautiful Villains Fashion Show. Entertainment will also include live music by garage rockers Jacuzzi Boys, lite bites by food truck Ms. Cheezious, specialty cocktails by Zignum Mezcal and Coruba Rum.

The Stage, located in the heart of Miami’s Design District, will open its doors at 10:00 PM. The warehouse turned trendy bar & lounge has an outside patio where a mini ramp jam skate boarding contest will take place later in the night.

DJ Haitian Hillbilly will warm up the crowd for the fashion show, which will begin at 11:00 PM. Lorie Lester’s Spring/Summer 2011 Collection is a fashion flashback to the 70s. The Bohemian styles include peasant blouses, sweeping floor-length dresses and skirts, minis, crop tops and shorts in vivid shades of green, blue and orange, as well as neutrals. The handcrafted line is created with fabric blends of silks, micro-modal, and organic cottons – bringing out a woman’s figure while maintaining that laid back hippy vibe. Lorie Lester shows how to mix-and-match this season’s trends; pair it with the right shoes, accessories and a Beautiful People handbag to easily take you from day to night!

Strike Against Child Abuse Bowling Tournament 6/11/11

Strike Against Child Abuse Bowling Tournament
Saturday June 11, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Bird Bowl
9275 SW 40 St
Miami

Reserve Your Lanes Today: Dorit Matthews 305.960.5536, dmatthews@frcforida.org

Lanes: $350 each [includes shoes and lunch for 4 people]
Reservation Form Link: Let’s Bowl

If you are not available to bowl, please consider purchasing a lane to donate to children living in foster care. Donations are fully tax deductible.

The proceeds of this event will go to support critically important programs aimed at treating and preventing child abuse and neglect at the Family Resource Center of South Florida. For more than 30 years, the Family Resource Center has responded to the growing needs of abused and neglected children in our community by promoting prevention, communal responsibility, and supporting parents by helping them develop the skills and knowledge they need to be nurturing and loving parents.

Food and Garden Festival at Fairchild 4/30-5/1/11

Food and Garden Festival at Fairchild
April 30 and May 1
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables (Miami), Florida 33156

Celebrates Fresh, Organic Food and The Joys of Gardening!

Come see what’s cooking at Fairchild during our celebration of fresh fruits and vegetables and the gorgeous gardens they grow in on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, 2011. Guests can gather new tips and recipes from our popular culinary and gardening demos taught by top chefs and gardeners. And don’t forget to shop our Farmers’ Market! Local vendors showcase the best fruits, vegetables and herbs available in South Florida, as well as honey, jams and fresh baked goods and spices. Discover Fairchild’s Edible Garden, lush and delicious with herbs, vegetables, fruits and ornamentals that can be grown in your home garden. New this year, guests can listen in on Random Acts of Gardening, informal ‘pop-up’ lectures in the plant sales area covering South Florida gardening, environmentally friendly landscaping and more. Children will enjoy special hands-on and culinary activities in the KidWay including yoga, kids’ cooking demonstrations and kitchen botany. And don’t forget to shop the 32nd Annual Spring Plant Sale with thousands of plants from Fairchild’s nursery and local plant vendors. There’s something for everyone at Fairchild’s Food & Garden Festival!

Cooking Demonstrations
Saturday, April 30
11:00 a.m. Chef Michael Reidt, Area 31,
Seared Tuna with Spring Greens
1:00 p.m. Fairchild Challenge Green Cuisine Finalists,
Homestead Senior High and Miami Central Senior High,
Veganoli Walfredo and Nacho Bean Casserole
2:00 p.m. Ayesha D’Mello, Ayesha’s Kitchen, Butternut Squash Vegetable
in a Coconut Sauce and Muttar Basmati Pilaf
3:00 p.m. Chef Carlos Cordoba, The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne,
Stone Crab and Ramps Stuffed Squash Blossom

Sunday, May 1
11:00 a.m. Monica Rios, Green Table,
Gazpacho Andaluz (Andalusian Gazpacho)
1:00 p.m. Chef Matt Duryea, Eden, Heirloom Tomatoes with
Burrata Cheese, Pesto and Aged Balsamic
2:00 p.m. Loren Pulitzer, Meals That Heal,
Cashew Pate Stuffed Mushrooms
3:00 p.m. Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog, gastroPod

Lectures (Garden House)
Saturday, April 30
10:00 a.m. Ben Thacker, Troy Gardens and Alison Walker, FTBG,
Urban Agriculture Programs in Miami,
What’s Happening and How You Can Help
12:00 p.m. Noris Ledesma, FTBG, Beekeeping,
The Educational and Profitable Tool of Horticulture
4:00 p.m. Brent Knoll, Brent’s Organic Garden,
The Healing Power of the Garden
Sunday, May 1
10:00 a.m. Richard Campbell, FTBG,
South Florida Backyard Gardening
12:00 p.m. Carolyn Coppolo, Redland Herb Farm,
Tropical Summer Gardening

Random Acts of Gardening (Plant Sale Area)
Saturday, April 30
10:30 a.m. Leila Werner FTBG,
Drying Bananas: A Demonstration
12:30 p.m. Jeff Wasielewski, FTBG,
10 Great Plants for South Florida
2:30 p.m. Jeff Wasielewski, FTBG,
Natural Pest Control
Sunday, May 1
11:30 a.m. Jason Lopez, FTBG,
Dr. David Fairchild’s Trees, a Walking Tour
12:30 p.m. Richard J. Campbell, Ph.D., FTBG,
Proper Tree Planting
Sunday, May 1
10:00 a.m. Richard Campbell, FTBG,
South Florida Backyard Gardening
12:00 p.m. Carolyn Coppolo, Redland Herb Farm,
Tropical Summer Gardening

Random Acts of Gardening (Plant Sale Area)
Saturday, April 30
10:30 a.m. Leila Werner FTBG,
Drying Bananas: A Demonstration
12:30 p.m. Jeff Wasielewski, FTBG,
10 Great Plants for South Florida
2:30 p.m. Jeff Wasielewski, FTBG,
Natural Pest Control
Sunday, May 1
11:30 a.m. Jason Lopez, FTBG,
Dr. David Fairchild’s Trees, a Walking Tour
12:30 p.m. Richard J. Campbell, Ph.D., FTBG,
Proper Tree Planting
2:30 p.m. Jeff Wasielewski, FTBG,
Putting the Right Plant in the Right Place

Kids’ Activities
Join us for fun for the whole family as kids can learn about plants through hands-on activities, as well as composting, kitchen botany and a plant color match.
Short Chef brings his humor and spirit to helping kids master the cooking and healthy eating at 12:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Composting for Kids, use your food and paper waste to make the best soil possible for your garden, all while having fun! Also, learn how to make your own worm bins with Lannette Sobel of FertileEarth.org.

O, Miami
While you are enjoying the garden, take a moment to experience poetry as part of O, Miami, the inaugural month-long, county-wide poetry festival. Haikus by O, Miami poets are placed in various peaceful spots throughout the garden so that visitors may come across the works and have moments of reflection.

Bike Valet
Green Mobility Network will be here Saturday and Sunday offering their unique bike valet service at the South Gate. Bike and $5! If you walk or ride your bike to Fairchild, you will receive $5 off the admission price for adults and $2 for children. It’s our way of thanking you for contributing to conservation.

Admission
Members: Free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and under.
Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17.
Eco-discount: If you walk, ride your bike or take public transportation to Fairchild, receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off admission for children. Members, remember to bring your Rewards Card to earn your gift passes!
Military Discount: We are pleased to offer active military personnel free admission. In addition, admission for spouses is $20 and children $10. Please present Military IDs.

About Fairchild
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. It is one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. Currently Fairchild has field programs in over 20 countries including support to protected areas in Madagascar and Africa and botanic garden development and renovation projects in South and Central America, the Caribbean and Middle East. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden houses palm and cycad collections that are nationally recognized by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), has the world’s greatest living collection of palms and cycads; an education program reaching more than 70,000 school children per year; hosts popular events like the International Chocolate Festival, International Mango Festival and International Orchid Festival, the Edible Garden Festival, the Ramble, concerts, affiliated plant society shows and sales and more; and, is a not-for-profit organization relying on the support of its 45,000 members and benefactors. Fairchild hosts major art events such as Les Lalanne at Fairchild and Yoko Ono’s Wishing Grove this year, Yayoi Kusama at Fairchild last year, Mark di Suvero, Fernando Botero, Dale Chihuly and Kris Martin at Fairchild in 2008, Botero, Lichtenstein and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2007 and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2005 and 2006. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables (Miami), Florida 33156, just a thirty minute drive from South Beach. Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members. For more information, visit us at www.fairchildgarden.org and on Facebook and Twitter.

The FADER presents uncapped Live 4/21/11

vitaminwater uncapped Live
Thursday, April 21st 8-11 PM
Transit Lounge
729 Southwest 1st Avenue
Miami, Florida 33130
Click Here to RSVP

Miami Performances By:
Brisco
Rye Rye
Young Breed
+ DJ Entice

Sizzling Salsa Wednesdays@Moonchine 4/13/11

Sizzling Salsa Wednesdays@Moonchine
04/13/2011, 9PM-3AM
“71”Lounge @ Moonchine Bistro
7100 Biscayne Blvd
Miami,FL 33138
moonchine.com

Get Ready Once More
For Our Weekly Sessions of
Sizzling Salsa On Wednesdays @ Moonchine Bistro+ Bar+ Lounge!!!!

Where You Can Learn How To Dance Salsa For FREE From 9-10PM.

Then Join Us- As We Apply The Lesson To The Tunes Selected By DJ Jorge Charun Till The Wee Hours

Casting for Ugly Kitchens – Selected Homeowners Could Get a Free Remodel 4/12-20/11

Casting for Ugly Kitchens – Selected Homeowners Could Get a Free Remodel!
4/12 tol 4/20,
Miami area
Miami area and surrounding suburbs within 50 miles
More Information.

Magnetic Productions is currently searching the Miami area for fun, outgoing, enthusiastic homeowners who have ugly kitchens in need of a makeover for a new television series!
The to-be-announced project features kitchen design remodels in various towns and cities across the country and the show is scheduled to air on a national cable network later this year.
Homeowners with great personalities and who are willing to turn over creative control to a design team, could get a complete kitchen remodel – for free!

Please send contact information, what you hate about your kitchen, along with photos to newkitchen@magneticproductions.com

SocialBuzzTV.com Networking TweetUp at Fado Irish Pub Brickell 4/19/11

Tuesday April 19, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fado Irish Pub
900 S. Miami Avenue
(Mary Brickell Village)
Miami, FL 33131

Register Now and Join us for our monthly Networking TweetUp and fun at Fado Irish Pub in Mary Brickell Village. Complimentary appetizers and discounted happy hour menu will be available!

SocialBuzzTV hosts monthly networking events to bring the community together and support each others events!

Who should attend?!
ANYONE that wants to network and grow their business by making contacts locally!
Be sure to bring lots of business cards and a smile of course!

Supported by: Soul Of Miami, SocialMedia305, General Motors of South Florida, Lola & Me Cupcakes, Star of Hope 4 Kids, Ultimate Auto Werks, The Firm, Miamishared.com, Discounts for a Cause, Premiere Networking Alliance.

Photograph of Life is Art Creative Connections 12 at Artway 66 Gallery on 4/12/11

Life is Art Creative Connections 12 at Artway 66 Gallery in the Coconut Grove on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.  We had a great crowd and everyone had a great time.

We had Faudlin Pierre do a presentation on Copyright for Everyone. Faudlin Pierre is a Entertainment Lawyer. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and his law degree from the University of Kentucky. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Florida and his admission is pending with the United States Southern District Court of Florida. Mr. Pierre litigates and transacts on behalf of his clients. He has written legal articles for Sports Business Journal, negotiated sponsorship agreements with companies such as Nike & Adidas, and has advise various athletes on the legal repercussions of their potential actions.

Check out Life is Art at www.lifeisartfest.org for more details and rsvp information.

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11th Annual Crawfish festival at Tobacco Road 4/17/11

Sunday, April 17, Noon – 4pm
Tobacco Road
626 South Miami Ave
Miami, FL

Oh yea… The time is here!! 11th Annual Crawfish festival! At Miami’s Oldest Bar — Tobacco Road
FREE for All
FOOD TRUCKS – 10+
Live Bands All Day
Family Friendly — Crawfish racing, face painting, cotton candy
Crawfish, Mojitos, N’walins Hurricanes!!!

Tobacco Road & Rosey Baby Present The 11th Annual Crawfish Boil & Seafood Festival At Miami’s Oldest Bar

Featuring The River Oyster Bar
And 10 Of Miami’s Top Food Trucks, Each With Their Own Specialty Seafood Item

For the 11th year in a row, Miami’s oldest bar will team up with the New Orleans culinary specialists at rose baby to present ‘The Tobacco Road Crawfish Boil And Seafood Festival,’ Tobacco Road – 626 A. Miami Avenue – Sunday – April 17th – 12noon – 6pm. Adding to this year’s excitement will be the addition of 10 of Miami’s top food trucks, each serving a specialty seafood dish. Additionally, Tobacco Road’s neighbor, the River Seafood & Oyster Bar will be serving their signature fried oysters. For the kids, the festival will feature crawfish races, face painting and a poster contest!

Business Networking Happy Hour 4/14/11

Thursday, April 14th, 5pm-10pm
Intercontinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33133
*No Cover
RSVP Here.

This week come meet CEO’s Entrepreneurs and Business Owners of all Industry Types. *$4. VALET Happy Hour Specials Bring Lots of Business Cards! Register Today And You Will Be Entered To Win! Lunch For 2 At: Intercontinental Hotel Miami Indigo Bar & Restaurant 100 Chopin Plaza Miami, Fl *Must be present to win. Register in advance and our staff will go to work to find the right connections for you…our #1 goal is your success! We want to connect you with the people that can help grow your business.

Thursday Business Networking Happy Hour

What sets our Networking Happy Hour apart from others is that we are working for you!

Register and tell us who you want to meet and we will personally connect you with people seeking to do business with you.

Our #1 Goal is your success! We want to connect you with the people that can help grow your business.