SeaFair Miami Cruises


SeaFair Miami Cruises

seafairDaily excursions Tuesdays through Sundays
Open to the public at dock
100 Chopin Plaza
Bayfront Park South Dock
Downtown Miami, FL

Ticket prices vary: Make Reservations Online Tell them Soul Of Miami sent you!

Sunset and City Lights Cruises
It is no secret, Miami truly comes alive after dark, and our City Lights Cruise is the quintessential Miami experience.
Friday and Saturday nights, 9PM to 11PM
Gourmet buffet or ala carte menu available. Visit website for pricing and details.

Brunch and Bay Cruises
What better way to top off the perfect Miami weekend or holiday than with a sun soaked cruise, shopping and gourmet buffet brunch aboard a luxury megayacht?
Saturday and Sunday, Embark: 10:30 AM, Cruise: 11AM-2:30PM, Disembark: 3 PM, (2 Brunch seatings, 11-12:30 and 1-2:30)
Gourmet buffet brunch or ala carte menu available. Visit website for pricing and details.

Afternoon Bay Cruise
Sunday from 4 pm to 6 pm.
Cocktails will be served at three bars and a tapas menu is available on the Sky Deck. Visit website for pricing and details.

Seafair Miami Dockside
For the land lover, SeaFair Miami offers dockside hours at Chopin Plaza.
Tues – Fri: 5-7pm & 11pm-midnight | Sat: 3-7pm & 11pm-midnight | Sun: 3-6pm
SeaFair is docked at Bayfront Park’s South Dock at Chopin Plaza next to the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Miami. Ample public parking is available within walking distance as well as free people mover access.

Cruise the crystal waters of Biscayne Bay on the $40 million MegaYacht for Dinner, Brunch, Holiday Celebrations, or just a lovely tour of the city lights.

SeaFair Art Galleries and Shoppes: While cruising browse the unique offerings of 20 art galleries and luxury boutiques. Local and internationally renowned artists, receptions, art performances and more. All on the MegaYacht Grand Luxe SeaFair.

Celebrate Miami: What better way to enjoy the Miami sunset than with cocktails on the Sky Deck followed by a gourmet dinner after dark watching the City Lights in the VIP restaurant? Enjoy family celebrations for Saturday and Sunday brunch on Miami’s only MegaYacht.

SeaFair offers a Miami experience like no other combining the best of intracoastal cruising, unique boutiques, and sophisticated dining. It is a truly memorable once in a lifetime experience for visitors and the ultimate venue for special occasions.

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SeaFair is the world’s first mobile megayacht venue and one of the ten largest privately owned yachts in the United States. The $40 million custom-built yacht was designed by internationally acclaimed yacht designer Luiz De Basto. At 228 feet and 2,800 international tons, it is the largest ship built for commercial operation on the Intracoastal Waterway and requires a draft of only 6.5 feet allowing it to dock at small yacht facilities in central city locations such as Chopin Plaza.

The well-appointed luxury venue features an impressive formal marble entryway, 28 individual exhibit spaces, a coffee bar, the Luxe Lounge, an open-air champagne and tapas bar on the aft deck, Sapore’, a formal glass-walled restaurant/club on Deck 3, Bistro360, an informal open-air restaurant and Bar360, a sky deck cocktail reception area.

Cruise, shop and dine aboard the uber-luxe 228-foot megayacht, SeaFair, offering the ultimate excursions where sea and sky converge with the glamour of iconic Miami.

seafairbanner1Enjoy four passenger decks with open-air sky deck dining, an elegant glass-walled club lounge, champagne and caviar bar and three decks of unique shops and galleries offering luxury must-haves including art, fine jewelry, designer trunk shows and more. International cuisine, tapas, fine wines and Champagne combined with live music ranging from jazz to island rhythms tops off this truly unique Miami experience.

Miami Record Store Days 1975-2000 at Grand Central 4/19/14

Miami Record Store Days 1975-2000
April 19, Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)
05-atlgGrand Central – Miami
697 N Miami Ave.
Miami, FL, 33136

Special presale tickets are $10 for general admission and $20 for early bird / VIP access to the record collector fair for best selection
purchase online

The event is open to all ages.

Records stores may continue to dwindle in number and vinyl may be going the way of polar ice caps, but that cannot stop the growing international phenomenon that is Record Store Day. This year, the wax aficionado holiday lands on April 19th and one of Miami’s top live music venues Grand Central will host an event to honor Miami’s great music mom and pop shops and chains past, as well as some of the more prominent acts to emerge from the area, including Nuclear Valdez, Charlie Pickett, Jim Camacho of The Goods and Forget the Name – all for a great cause.

“It’s ironic that as the number of records stores continues to fall, Record Store Day continues to gain more momentum,” says event co-organizer and music business mainstay Alex Jimenez. “I’m excited not only about continuing the legacy established by notable record stores like Peaches Music, Specs Music, Q Records, Yesterday & Today Records, Open Books & Records, Blue Note Records and others, but to help raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s disease and research.”

Jimenez was in part inspired by former Peaches executive and colleague Alan Jackowitz’s diagnosis and subsequent struggle with Parkinson’s.

Nuclear Valdez rose to regional and national acclaim in the late 80’s with the release of I Am I on Epic and the radio and MTV hit “Summer.” Axe man Charlie Pickett’s band The Eggs were hailed by Rolling Stone’s David Fricke as a “brawling-roots mix of Johnny Thunders, Sun Records and trailer park Lou Reed” and by R.E.M.’s Peter Buckas “one of the undiscovered giants of the late eighties.”

Singer / songwriter / playwright Jim Camacho first came to regional and national prominence with The Goods, who were signed to Polygram Records and were featured in the music doc Tom Dowd and the Language of Music. Forget the Name enjoyed a nine-year run during the late 80s and early 90s, developed a strong following in Miami, toured the east coast and released three full-length albums of material.

There will be a special music photography digital expo curated by yet another music insider, photographer and Dig Under Rock blog head Tony Landa. The works of Jill Khan, Mindy Hertzon, Karen Widen, Laura Kokus andTeajay Smith will be shown throughout the event.

A record collector’s “swap meet” will kick off the event with top dealers offering highly prized collectibles. “This sort of blows up the concept of the Saturday morning swap meet at an area hotel conference room bringing it into an environment that really suits it well,” states Jimenez. Interested record dealers please email to reserve your table now.

NEW DATE Oxenberg Art Grand Re-Opening Reception 5/1/14

Oxenberg Art Grand Re-Opening Reception
POSTPONED to Thursday, May 1st
oxenborgOxenberg Art
153 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127

Oxenberg Fine Art Grand Re-Opening Reception
Inaugural Gallery Solo Show: Maggie Génova-Cordoví “Soirée”

Oxenberg Fine Art is excited and proud to announce it will re-open its gallery doors. The gallery has moved to vibrant Wynwood Art District. The grand opening reception will feature Cuban-born artist Maggie Génova-Cordoví. Oxenberg Fine Art will be hosting a grand opening reception for the artist. The artist will be in attendance.

Artist Statement:
My passion for the Early Renaissance relates to the artists’ uses of profiles to depict these ladies in what they considered a modest and befitting pose; and the fact that these portraits were usually kept wrapped in fabric, and put away only to be viewed by a selective audience. When I work on the Early Italian Renaissance women, it is all about their serene demeanor. I refrain from the use of texture, and they are done as monochromatic drawings using only Indian Ink and a splash of Cuban coffee for color. The coffee is usually used as a symbolic veil that covers the lady, like the cloth on which these portraits were wrapped during the 1400s.

In the case of the Spanish Baroque ladies, their cage-like costumes, so befitting of the roles of women during this time, provoke me. In those paintings I tend to exaggerate their attire and cage-like effect of both their hair and dresses and often get carried away with their stories. I use tremendous amounts of texture and color to execute these paintings.

U-Doodle Live 4/4/14

U-Doodle Live
Doodle_LiveFriday April 4th, 6 pm – 8 pm
The University of Miami @ The Rock
1306 Stanford Drive
Miami, FL 33146

The Biggest Doodle Event yet…

If you want to doodle Bigger and Better than ever before, and do it with live performances backing you up, this is the event for YOU!

Special guests including Uprov, BisCaydence, and performers from Wesley Coffeehouse will all be there.

Come one, Come all && Invite all your Friends

Paul Mecurio Laughs for a Cause at CCFA 5th Annual Comedy Night 5/28/14

Paul Mecurio Laughs for a Cause at CCFA 5th Annual Comedy Night
Paul-MercurioMay 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Improv Comedy Club of Fort Lauderdale
5700 Seminole Way at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Show tickets are $25 with the purchase of a two-drink minimum.
Tickets Online.

Funds raised from this event will support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Take Steps Walk, which takes place on Saturday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m. at the Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale. For more information, or sponsorship opportunities, contact Sabrina Kurzman at 305-310-35507 or at

From the Daily Show to his own HBO show, comedian Paul Mecurio knows how to make someone laugh. He’ll be raising the laughs to benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s Take Steps Fort Lauderdale event. Everyone is invited to give the gift of laughter and help find a cure with sponsors, Paul B. Tartell, M.D. FACS, and the Memorial Hospital West Medical Staff.

“Paul Mecurio has kept audiences laughing on television, the Internet and through his stand-up. Everyone coming should be prepared for a night of sheer hilarity,” said event organizer Sabrina Kurzman, who is organizing the event with her children Samantha and Benjamin. “We are excited to host this evening of fun in support of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. CCFA supports efforts in finding new treatments for the painful and often debilitating digestive diseases. What better way to raise money and support the organization than a comedy night! We encourage the community to join us for an evening of laughter!”

11th Annual Miami Dance Festival 4/5/14-5/15/14

11th Annual Miami Dance Festival
danceApril – May 15, 2014
Full Schedule

Miami Dance Festival 2014 celebrates its 11th edition in honor of dance as an art form while encouraging innovation and presenting a diverse palette of dance works in an array of genres and styles. This year, the Festival will consist of eight events and one panel discussion (one of the events to be announced in March) with some of the nation’s most talented industry leaders. Established by the Founder & Artistic Director of Momentum Dance Company, Delma Iles, the Festival is a combined effort of her dance company and other dance companies such as The PGK Dance Project (San Diego, CA). Their combined mission is to move and inspire attendees with newly choreographed performances as well as the classics.

Momentum Dance Company will again perform last year’s hit High Tide, choreographed by Delma Iles. The jazzy, modern work demands high energy and stamina from Momentum’s dancers with fast footwork, unusual jumps and lifts as well as constant changes of direction. It premiered last February at the West Florida Dance Festival and made its Miami premiere on Momentum’s 2013 Spring Season at the Colony Theater.

Soloist Emily Noe is expanding her untitled work from last season to include a larger group of dancers, playing with ideas of ghosts and illusion. The exquisite music by Scriabin will be played by Dr. Alan Ngim, one of Iles’ colleagues at the Miami Dade College Department of Arts and Philosophy.

This year’s historic modern dance work is To the West, by modern dance pioneer Eleanor King. This powerful solo will be performed by Momentum veteran and principal dancer Barbie Freeman. It evokes a mountainous western landscape with high cliffs, and deep rivers. The human being is dwarfed and awed by its grandeur, but persists with a courageous pioneering spirit as she makes her way in this glorious new territory. Freeman is being coached by Dr. Andrea Seidel of FIU, who learned the work directly from its creator. King’s work is currently enjoying a renewed interest from dance writers and historians. The original piano score will also be played by guest artist Dr. Alan Ngim.

“Our goal is to showcase dance as an accessible art form,” Says Miami Dance Festival Founder Delma Iles. “We hope to inspire and move our festival goers through the movement of our incredibly talented dancers and industry heroes.”

April 3 at 6:00 p.m. – Family Friendly Pop-Up performance at Midtown Shopping Center by The PGK Dance Project. (Second Avenue at NE 36 Street, Miami) (Free Admission)

April 5 at 8:00 p.m. – Momentum Dance Company with Guest Company, The PGK Dance Project. (Byron Carlyle Theater 500 71st Street, Miami Beach) (General Admission / $25 in advance / $30 day of show / $10 Students & Seniors / Group rates available / For advance tickets, visit to or call 305.858.7002)
Momentum Spring Season 2014: Premiere of new works by Delma Iles and Emily Noe. Historic reconstruction of Eleanor King’s To the West. Plus High Tide and Untitled. Guest Artist, Dr. Alan Ngim, piano.
San Diego’s The PGK Dance Project is known worldwide for their stunning, athletic performances, beautifully sculpted, well-crafted works by a variety of commissioned choreographers ranging from Contemporary/Modern, to Dance/Theatre to Contemporary Ballet. The company’s Miami debut will feature its 6 well trained dancers in new works by Geoffrey Gonzalez (formerly of Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Ballet), Donna Scro’s ‘Butt Rock’ inspired by the driving rock music of Dreamscape Theater ,(formerly of Nikolais/Louis) Kahmla Somphanh’s newest creation built around chaos and paranoia (formerly of ODC/DanceSF), Anjanette Maraya-Ramey’s ‘NO EXIT’ inspired by the writings of Jean Paul Sartre, Michael Nickerson-Rossi’s stunning work ‘Teetering’ (Nickerson-Rossi Dance, Philadelphia/LB), and Peter Kalivas’ ‘Tabla’, a thrilling duet for two men and ‘Stifling’ his signature solo work making its Miami debut performed by Heather Dale Wentworth. (Ailey II, The Jamison Project, Sean Curran Company/NYC, Malashock Dance, SD Ballet).

April 15 at 6:30 p.m. (Free Admission) – The Poetry Project co-sponsored by the MDC Wolfson Department of Art and Philosophy (Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 200 NE Second Avenue, Building 2, Building 6, Room 6100)
Momentum dancers invite the audience members to read poems by local poets that are written directly on to their bodies. The dancers’ movements show the audience the sequence of the poems. Poems curated by MDC faculty member Michael Hettich. This event is also part of the Department of Arts and Philosophy Arts and Letters Week activities.

April 27 at 3:00 p.m. – Afternoon of the Phoenix at Performing Art Network (PAN) Grand Re-Opening Celebration. (13146 West Dixie Hwy, North Miami) (Free Admission)
Afternoon of the Phoenix is a collage of performances in Dance, Music and Theatre from some of South Florida’s finest performing artists and companies. Like the legendary Phoenix, this North Miami treasure again rises from the ashes of the fire that virtually destroyed their facilities. As dancers, musicians, actors and mimes entertain and inspire you with samples of their work, food and drink will be provided by some of North Miami’s favorite restaurants.
Dance Now! Ensemble, Momentum Dance Company, Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, Kuyayky, Harmonic Motion, Children’s African Dance Company, Miami Urban Dance, Tango Axis and Voices United along with individual artists Nina Martin, Lela Lombardo, Pioneer Winter, Lara Tinari, Juan Maria Seller, Effy Polizogopoulus, Amy Deer, Lucian Williams and Eusebio Perez are just a few of the professional artists that have taught, rehearsed and performed at PAN throughout the years. In “Afternoon of the Phoenix”, they contribute their talents and energy to make this day an unforgettable experience of art and culture — giving students, audiences and artists an exciting glimpse into PAN’s future.

May 4 at 3:00 p.m. – Ritmo y Pasion, a World Premiere Flamenco event. (Performing Arts Network, 13146 West Dixie Hwy, North Miami) (General Admission / $20 in advance / $35 day of show / $10 Students & Seniors / For more information, call 305.899.7730)
Artists from the U.S, Latin America and Spain, led by the world renowned master teacher, choreographer, soloist and Artistic Director Ilisa Rosal, bring to this production the spellbinding and earthy power of Flamenco dance at its best. With its spectacular footwork, precise athleticism and vibrant energy, Flamenco is at once sensual and spiritual, raw and refined, and filled with both restrained passion and electrifying release, making it a powerful and passionate evening. This production will incorporate live music, created and arranged by guitarists El Sivi and Alex Jordan, along with singer Almudena from Spain, in collaboration with company dancers and choreographers. Choreography will include collaboration with legendary flamenco soloist and choreographer, Manolete, Artistic Director of La Chumbera, International Flamenco School in Granada, Spain. Ritmo y Pasion will delight the audience with pure Flamenco music and dance, in a range of rhythms and styles that will take you through dramatic, soulful, joyous, sensual and passionate moods with powerful vocals, electrifying footwork, and all of the grace and beauty that has made Flamenco so loved by audiences throughout the world. The excitement of authentic Flamenco will have you screaming “ole” and clapping with the rhythm.

May 6 at 7:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion on Dance Criticism with Artburst writers accompanied by informal performances. (Gables Public Library, 3225 Segovia Avenue, Coral Gables) (Free Admission / For more information, call 305.442.8706)

May 7 at 6:45PM – Festival Film Night screening of Fame (Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor, Miami Beach) (Tickets: $12, Students & Seniors $10, Cinematheque Members and Miami Dance Festival Contributors $9 / For tickets, call 305.673.4567)
ABOUT: Fame, starring Debbie Allen, tells the story of young performers studying at New York’s High School of the Performing Arts. Students from Miami’s own Fame school, New World School of the Arts, will be on hand to talk about their experiences and aspirations.

May 15 at 7:00 p.m. – An Evening of Water Ballet (National Hotel pool deck, 1655 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) (Free Admission / For information, call 305.858.7002)
Etude plus the premiere of a new water ballet.

Floanne FLA-FRA Concert 4/11/14

Floanne FLA-FRA Concert
FloanneBlastTFriday, April 11, 8-9PM
Miami-Dade County Auditorium (MDCA), On Stage Black Box
2901 West Flagler
Miami, FL
$20 General admission, $50 front row cabaret tables
Buy Online
Super easy free parking

Come early for crêpes, French wine and Culture Clicks by David Rohn & Adora, Niurca Marquez & Jose Luis Rodriguez and George Fishman.
Concert at 9PM

Be transported to a nightclub in Paris. French songstress Floanne brings her bewitching, sensual style to FLA-FRA in an evening of French chanson and American classics. This magnetic singer performs in NYC at Joe’s Pub, The Metropolitan Room, The Triad Theater, The Harmonie Club, Symphony Space and The New York Botanical Garden. Ian J. Macdonald accompanies her on piano.

Come to the Edge 4/5/14

Come to the Edge
ApollinaireBlastTSaturday, April 5, 10AM – 10PM
ArtCenter/South Florida
800 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Come to the Edge is a 12-hour reading of the writings of Apollinaire, in partnership with the ArtCenter/South Florida and their monthly Studio Crawl. Twenty-four volunteers, one by one, will read the poetic works of this French poet, playwright, novelist and art critic throughout the day. Guillaume Apollinaire is considered the father of surrealism, having actually coined the term 100 years ago.

Culture Clicks by Carol Todaro and George Fishman will take place during this event.

Average Joe Art Sale, Back With A Vengeance edition 4/6/14

Average Joe Art Sale, Back With A Vengeance edition
Sunday, April 6, 3:00pm – 8:00pm
averagejoeYo Space
294 NE 62nd St
Miami, Florida 33138

The whole idea behind these Average Joe sales was to make it possible for everyday people to be able to support their local artists by presenting art work in a laid back environment at affordable prices. After a brief hiatus due to weddings and related personal hecticness, we’re back and fresher than ever; we’re cleaning house and bringing in a completely new lineup of work!

We have a new batch of visiting artists, along with our Resident Artists selling everything from original works, to limited edition prints, and merchandise for any budget, from $5 all the way up to $500 (Disclaimer: Resident Artists may have more expensive work in their studios)

This month is your last chance to catch James Brutus Art’s featured artist Installation wall at the space!

Cog Nomen will be back with us this month, playing their electronic psychedelic tunes around 5-6pm and DJ ACKDADDY will be handling the decks in between sets.

Also just confirmed, Los Chamos Food Truck will also be making their triumphant return to Average Joe with their mouthwatering arepas and empanadas out front!

Resident Artists:
-Lorie Setton -Kazilla -Ivan Roque -Chy Tea Shoulin -Ramzi Adek

Visiting Artists:
-James Brutus -Eleazar Delgado -Nate Dee -The Fa1le -James Livingston -Ill Surge -Raul Santos -Jessica Schnur -Carlos Alejandro -J. Bellicchi (REMOTE) -8bitLexicon -Ernesto Kunde -Rei Ramirez Fine Art -Daniel Ferrer

So come support some talented local artists, or just come for the ping pong, old school video games, and good conversation; either way you’re bound to have a nice, fun, relaxing day.

AFP Member Mixer at Earls Kitchen + Bar 4/24/14

AFP Member Mixer
afp4/24, 6:30-8:30
Earls Kitchen + Bar
Suite 2510
Dadeland Mall
Kendall, FL 33156
Click here to register online.

Free to members and attractively priced – meet your fellow friendly philanthropic fundraisers at Dadeland’s hottest new spot, earls kitchen + bar. Collaborate and mingle with colleagues while enjoying complimentary appetizers and drink specials on the beautiful terrace overlooking South Miami. Looking for a job? Network with other professionals and find out why we strive to help our members!

See you @ earls kitchen + bar!

WhereBy Us: Delightful Commutes 4/8/14

WhereBy Us: Delightful Commutes
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 5:30PM – 8:00PM
commutesfb_1_Miami Light Project Inc
404 NW 26th St
Miami, FL 33127
Register Online

The commute is one of few things in life that every single one of us experiences. It might be by car a hundred miles across the region, or a ride on the rail, or by bike or on foot or just across the house to a laptop— but we all have to get to work, and most of us spend an unfortunately large amount of time doing it. There’s a lot we can do in the long term to improve how we get around, but in the short term most of us can’t change how long it takes. So instead, we’re asking: How might we create more delightful moments during our commutes?

Join us for a community discussion and brainstorming session at Miami Light Project in Wynwood. We’ll hear from some fellow locals about their commute experiences, hear two experts share examples from other cities, and work together in small groups to create innovative ideas for making our commutes more awesome and enjoyable.

Best of all, we’re putting $3,000 on the table to make the best ideas happen (thanks to Miami Foundation and Knight Foundation).

Food, drink and excellent live music from Avocado Estate will be served.

Soul Of Miami Special: $100 off PhilanthroFest NPO Space

Soul Of Miami Special: $100 off PhilanthroFest NPO Space
philanthrofestflyerPhilanthroFest has opened up 25 more spaces and have extended a discount code to Life is Art and Soul of Miami supporters.
Get a $100 discount using the code “SOL” at check out.
NPO Registration
More info about PhilanthroFest

PhilanthroFest 2014 is taking place on April 12, 2014 from 10 am – 6 pm at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus.

At PhilanthroFest 2014 your organization has a chance to:
Showcase your mission
Build brand awareness
Sign up new volunteers
Promote your next event
Raise funds for your organization
Network with other non-profit professionals
Connect the community to your cause

The event is free to the public and organizations pay a participation fee ranging from $300-$1000 depending on the physical space they would like to have at the event. Soul of Miami members can use the $100 discount for any of the participation fee packages. Just use the discount code using “SOL” at check out.

Art Center Miami VIP Vernissage 4/4/14

Art Center Miami VIP Vernissage
49Friday, April 4th 2014, 7pm to 10pm
At: Art Center Wynwood
149 NW 36 St
Miami FL 33127
Dress Code: Business Casual
No entrance fee, be our guest RSVP

This particular exhibition is part of a Gallery Tour that was shown in Paris, Belgium and now to Miami.

Complimentary appetizers & drinks will be served

VIP Gallery Tour
Participating International Artists:
Veronica Amaya – Leonor Anthony
Virginia Hernandez – Ana Maria Hoyos
Miguel Lopez Salazar
Eliana Martinez – Ana Carolina Moreno
Yve Poucet – Gonzalo Sanchez
Yolanda Velazquez – William Villanueva

VeritageMiami 4/9/14-4/12/14

Wednesday, April 9, with a Craft Beer Tasting at Wynwood Walls
Thursday, April 10, Fine Wine Tasting at the Village of Merrick Park
Friday, April 11, Interactive Dinner at the InterContinental Miami
Saturday, April 12, Auction & Wine Dinner on the diamond at Marlins Park

veritagemiamiVeritageMiami brings together more than 4,000 wine and food lovers for four days of culinary indulgence. Since its inception, VeritageMiami has raised more than $12 million for the community. All proceeds support United Way of Miami Dade’s work in education, financial stability and health.

VeritageMiami is proud to announce its presenting sponsor City National Bank and that five of Miami’s most talented chefs will headline its signature Interactive Dinner on April 11, at the InterContinental Miami. Considered one of the year’s most unique culinary experiences, guests will team up and cook a five-course meal under the tutelage of the distinguished chefs, recently deemed Miami’s culinary “New Guard” by INDULGE Magazine: Alberto Cabrera of Bread + Butter, Todd Erickson of HaVen South Beach, José Mendín of The Pubbelly Restaurant Group, Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House and César Zapata of The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions. The chefs will bring their unique flavors and backgrounds as they guide guests in preparing the different courses, with Johnson & Wales culinary students serving as sous chefs and sommeliers. All proceeds benefit United Way of Miami-Dade.

“City National Bank is committed to giving back to the communities we serve, and United Way – because of its sustainable impact in the areas of education, healthy and financial stability – is the centerpiece of our efforts,” City National Bank President and CEO Jorge Gonzalez said. “As a community bank it is also great to support a festival that celebrates South Florida’s burgeoning food scene and these talented young chefs who have been hailed as the city’s new culinary guard.”

Alberto Cabrera is the executive chef of Bread + Butter in Coral Gables, where the Miami native embraces his Cuban-American roots – taking traditional dishes and revamping them by adding a modern spin, such as his Chicharron De Puerco with a truffle-black bean puree. Cabrera learned the art of cooking as he moved up the ranks at notable kitchens including Robbin Haas’ Chispa and the Miami extension of Madrid’s La Broche. At Bread + Butter, Cabrera infuses the carefree charm of Cuba’s mambo era with the modish slant of the modern American gastropub.
Todd Erickson is the executive chef of HaVen South Beach on Lincoln Road, a futuristic electric lounge offering innovative cocktails and some of the most refined food in the city. At HaVen, Erickson takes local, organic ingredients and transforms them into a variety of global small plates from crudos to duck sliders. Erickson got his culinary start at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and from there went on to open a catering company and three four-star restaurants in Dallas, Texas. After having such a successful start with HaVen, Erickson and the Haven Hospitality Group opened Huahua’s Taqueria just down the street. Erickson has also announced HaVen will be expanding this spring to include a full dinner menu.

José Mendín is the director of culinary operations for The Pubbelly Restaurant Group, the team who many Miami foodies credit for the local chef movement. Mendín, a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, worked for many well-known restaurants including Nobu and Sushi Samba, before opening Pubbelly Gastropub in Miami Beach with his Pubbelly Group partners Andreas Schreiner and Sergio Navarro. Since then, the Pubbelly Group has experienced incredible success and has expanded to include four more restaurants – PB Steak, Pubbelly Sushi, Barceloneta and the newest, L’Echon Brasserie. In 2012 and again this year, Mendín was distinguished as a James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef South, and most recently won Miami Cochon 555, a regional all-out pork cooking frenzy, and will compete in the Grand Cochon competition this summer.

Giorgio Rapicavoli is the executive chef of Eating House, the innovative pop-up restaurant turned Coral Gables mainstay. Rapicavoli burst onto the Miami food scene when he became the first Miami chef to win Food Network’s “Chopped” television competition. After winning the competition and $10,000 prize, Rapicavoli and business partner Alex Cassanova opened the Eating House pop-up. The venture was so successful that Eating House eventually opened as a full-time establishment at its original location in Coral Gables. In 2013, Rapicavoli was distinguished as a James Beard Award Rising Star chef semifinalist. Rapicavoli is also nominated for Culinary Innovator in this year’s ZESTtm Awards at Johnson & Wales University.

César Zapata is known as the “Stove Master and Pig Whisperer” of The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions. Before opening The Federal, Zapata changed the way South Floridians thought about food by opening Miami’s first pop-up restaurant, Phuc Yea!, in 2011. After its widespread success, Zapata and his business partner/wife Aniece Meinhold opened The Federal on Biscayne Boulevard. Since opening, The Federal has received praise from major publications such as Food & Wine Magazine and USA Today. As their next venture, Zapata and Meinhold are in the process of relaunching “Phuc Yea!” in a permanent location.

As of March 4, VeritageMiami sponsors include: Presenting sponsor City National Bank at the Gran Cru level; American Airlines and Marlins Park at the Vintner level; Bacardi USA, Bank of America, Carnival Foundation, Celebrity Cruises, Global Resources Registry, Greenberg Traurig and Village of Merrick Park at the Cellar Master level; BB&T, CBIZ, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Johnson & Wales University, Ryder System and World of Wine Guide at the Cooper level; Baptist Health South Florida, Cisco Systems, Deloitte Services, Ernst & Young, The Fairholme Foundation, Image Photo Services, Insight Direct USA, InterContinental Miami, LNR Property, Nestle Waters North America, Noven Pharmaceuticals, Northern Trust Corporation, World Fuel Services and Wynwood Walls at the Sommelier level. Media sponsors include: The Miami Herald – el Nuevo Herald, Indulge Magazine, WTVJ NBC 6, Wine Spectator, WLRN and Gables Magazine &

Soul Of Miami presents the River Of Art #13 Showcase and Networker benefiting Life Is Art at Burger & Beer Joint 4/22/14

River Of Art #13 Showcase and Networker
RiverOfArtWeb13SOULTuesday, April 22, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Burger & Beer Joint
1766 Bay Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tickets: $10 with Advance RSVP using discount code “SOUL”
($20 regular price without RSVP)

Bringing People and Art Together
A dynamic social networker and artist show. Come enjoy a welcome drink, tasty food, good company, great art, meet the artists and support the community!

Featured Artists: Mauricio Madrid – Estudiomau, Kandayia Ali, Stefanie Caro

Featured Charity: Motivational Edge

Music Curation: DJ Hank Justice

Supported by Sweat RecordsFabulous MiamiTony Major EventsYOMiamiSocialMedia305PARK ProjectSoul Of Miami

The River Of Art is a dynamic business networker and art showcase combined. We provide more than just a platform for professionals to get together, discuss business strategies, make connections and find clients or suppliers, we create synergies to help promote business by including a breathtaking art show!

Art is an inspiring talking point, whether you like a piece or are puzzled by it, discussing it is a great way to break the ice. Culture is one of the primary elements that build community. Hosting a business networker within an art show is a unique way to encourage socializing. Some events include live performances and other surprises! These shows are also important fundraisers and help us continue our programs.

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Mauricio Madrid – Estudiomau
The yarn goes as follows… Colombian-American painter estudiomau (rhymes with cow ) is constantly bridging the space between conventional 2 dimensional and kinetic 3 dimensional works. The work often welcomes the viewer to experience each piece using multiple senses. His paintings employ layers of colors on a variety of substrates ranging from canvas to reverse painting on clear acrylic panels. He uses his years of experience in various mediums to separate and create multiple planes. The subject matter commonly includes abstracted figurative focal points broken down to organic shapes and forms, depicting images and people he has encountered. He uses the backgrounds to compliment the subject in an expressionist infusion of emotion, color and, texture. Keeping to a maximum of 6 principle colors and mixing and blending on the final painting or surface he creates a palette that reflects the colors that surround him.

Kandayia Ali
Visionary, Self Published Author, Music Producer, Poet, PR Specialist, Ethics Trainer, Personal/Project Management, Marketing Specialist, Event Coordinator- Promoter, Abstract/Surreal Artist, Mom, Motivational Speaker and Community Activist are just some of the titles she’s recognized for holding. There will be many more to follow during her journeys in life. ‘There has been many words used to try to describe me and my style of art, music, ideas, methodologies and literature; honestly there aren’t any available that will give you a true idea of who I am and why I give some much passion and drive to whatever it is I have chosen to create. I have an undying love for all art forms- and I think that those who can use their minds and hearts to bring color and life to the world are phenomenal people indeed. I’m always looking forward to gaining opportunities that will allow me to add my vision and ambitious thoughts as a way of contributing the better parts of me to this world we live in.

Stefanie Caro
Recent graduate of FAU with a bachelors in fine arts. Have been an artist all if my life. Currently reside in coral gables area of Miami. Fl native. My work is never far from the narrative and seeks to raise questions towards our relationship with the natural world.

The Motivational Edge
The Motivational Edge was created to attract and motivate urban youth to build essential life skills and self-confidence, improve academic performance and cultivate creativity and individual talent. We do this by creating welcoming and inspiring programs that integrate culturally relevant arts into various programs as a motivational platform for inspiration.

RiverOfArtBanner13BAbout Life Is Art, Inc.
Life Is Art is a Florida-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to creating positive change in the community with the arts and culture through events and education. We give South Florida artists and civic leaders the tools to thrive and grow, while enhancing the lives of those living in our area.

BRIO celebrates Easter with Bunny Brunches 4/12/14-4/19/14

BRIO celebrates Easter with Bunny Brunches
Saturday, April 12, 9–11 a.m.
BRIO at The Falls
8888 SW 136 Street
Miami, FL 33176

Saturday, April 12, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
BRIO at The Village at Gulfstream Park
600 Silks Run, Suite 1205
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Saturday, April 12, 9–10:30 a.m.
BRIO at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
14576 SW 5th Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33082

Sunday, April 13, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
BRIO at The Shops at Boca Center
5050 Town Center Circle, Suite 239
Boca Raton, FL 33486

Sunday, April 13, 10–11:30 a.m.
BRIO at CityPlace
550 South Rosemary Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Saturday, April 19, 8:30–10:30 a.m.
BRIO at The Gardens Mall
3101 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

BRIO Tuscan Grille (BRIO) South Florida locations are welcoming springtime with their fun-filled Bunny Brunches for the entire family. Kids will spring into exciting Easter activities and a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny himself (don’t forget your camera!)

BRIO locations in South Florida are at The Falls in Miami, The Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, The Shops at Pembroke Gardens in Pembroke Pines, The Shops at Boca Center in Boca Raton, CityPlace in West Palm Beach, and The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens.

BRIO’s breakfast will be plentiful with delicious items for both adults and children. Dishes on the adult menu, all priced at $11.95, include Eggs, Home Fries & Bacon (scrambled eggs, bacon, brunch potatoes, and brioche toast – turkey sausage available upon request); Sicilian Omelette (Cherrywood smoked ham, bacon, Fontanini sausage, tomato compote, Mozzarella, Provolone and Parmesan cheeses, served with brunch potatoes); Berries & Cream French Toast (Mascarpone cream cheese stuffed French toast, honey, cinnamon, and berry compote with Applewood smoked bacon); and Ham & Biscuit Benedict (two poached eggs, Cherrywood smoked ham, housemade biscuit, and hollandaise, served with brunch potatoes).

Children’s entrees, all priced at $5.95, are scrambled eggs, bacon and fresh fruit; and French toast with bacon and fresh fruit.

All meals come with choice of coffee, tea, soda or juice; plus a yogurt & fruit parfait and house baked muffins.

Reservations are requested for the Bunny Brunch, and can be made by calling a local BRIO Tuscan Grille.

Miami Dance Festival Presents: Afternoon of the Phoenix at Performing Art Network (PAN) Grand Re-Opening Celebration 4/27/14

Miami Dance Festival Presents: Afternoon of the Phoenix at Performing Art Network (PAN) Grand Re-Opening Celebration
April 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM
PAN Performing Arts Network
131467 W Dixie Hwy
North Miami, FL
Free Admission

Afternoon of the Phoenix is a collage of performances in Dance, Music and Theatre from some of South Florida’s finest performing artists and companies. Like the legendary Phoenix, this North Miami treasure again rises from the ashes of the fire that virtually destroyed their facilities. As dancers, musicians, actors and mimes entertain and inspire you with samples of their work, food and drink will be provided by some of North Miami’s favorite restaurants

Miami Dance Festival Presents: The Poetry Project 4/15/14

Miami Dance Festival Presents: The Poetry Project
April 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM
MDC Wolfson Campus
300 NE Second Ave, Building 6, Room 6100.
Miami, FL 33132
Free Admission

The Miami Dance Festival will present The Poetry Project, co-sponsored by the Miami Dade College Wolfson Department of Art and Philosophy. Audience members will be invited to read poems by local poets that are written directly on Momentum Dancers’ bodies. The dancers will also interpret the sequence of the poems. The event is also part of MDC’s Department of Arts and Philosophy Arts and Letters Week activities.

Miami Dance Festival Presents: Momentum Dance Company with The PGK Company 4/5/14

Miami Dance Festival Presents: Momentum Dance Company with The PGK Company Showcase
April 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Byron Carlyle
500 – 71st St
Miami Beach, FL 33141
Ticket Information: $25 in advance $30 Day of Show, $10 Students and Seniors, Group Rates Available

The Momentum Dance Company and The PGK Company will be showcasing a variety of performances at the Byron Carlyle Theater. Delma Iles and Emily Noe will be premiering new works. There will be a historic reconstruction of dance pioneer Eleanor King’s To The West. Highlight performances from last year, High Tide and Untitled, will also be performed. Dr. Alan Ngim will be accompanying on the piano as a guest artist.

Square Hosts Miami Local Business Celebration 3/27/14

Square Hosts Miami Local Business Celebration
Thursday, March 27, 2014. 6:00 PM
Speaking program: 6:30 PM
Brisky Gallery
130 NW 24th Street
Miami, Florida
Square invites local business owners to RSVP to attend the free event. Follow the conversation on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and #SomosSquare.

Square celebrates Latino businesses in Miami with a free event featuring local business owners and information on Square’s new Spanish business tools.

Ernesto Casillas, Casillas Cigars
Damian Forneris, Che Grill
Natalie Preito, The Children’s Gallery and Arts Center
Ricardo Reyes, Square Executive

Today, Square launched a complete point of sale and suite of business tools in Spanish for the growing number of Latino sellers across the United States. Square will host an event to celebrate Latino sellers and communities in Miami. A Square analysis shows that 98.6% of businesses in Miami are small business, 22.4% of Florida businesses are Latino owned, and $19 million in Miami Latino small business revenue was powered by Square.

Square’s signature Register, dashboard of reports and sophisticated analytics, online Market, and mobile products give businesses powerful and affordable tools to start, run, and grow. The complete suite of products are now available in Spanish for Latino sellers across the United States.

Square’s free card reader and free software enable anyone to safely and securely accept credit cards and run a business from an iPhone, iPad or Android device. Square offers a simple, low transaction rate of 2.75% per swipe, with no hidden fees. Funds from swiped payments are available the next business day, eliminating the wait for cash flow.

Gay Mr. America and Impulse Group Ft. Lauderdale present Pumped at Rok Bar during Pride Weekend 2014 4/11/14

Gay Mr. America and Impulse Group Ft. Lauderdale present Pumped at Rok Bar during Pride Weekend 2014
IGFTL_PumpedFlyer[4x6]April 11th from 10pm-2am
Rok Bar in South Beach
1905 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33154
Purchase Tickets Online

The Most Prestigious Title In Amateur Bodybuilding teams up with Impulse Group Fort Lauderdale in collaboration with AIDS Heatlhcare Foundation to promote overall health and fitness in the LGBT community in a fashion that only Impulse can create…PUMPED: the Official After Party for the Gay Mr. America bodybuilding competition.

In a city where everybody takes pride in his or her body, what is the recipe to create the ultimate showcase? Sprinkle a little glitz and glam on top of sculpted, massive bodies and you get “PUMPED!” It will be raining men…and women of all walks of life as we get PUMPED for an unprecedented celebration! For the first time ever, The Most Prestigious Title In Amateur Body Building, Mr. America, will be hosting PUMPED to honor and celebrate the winners of the competition being held earlier that day at the Colony Theater on Lincoln Road.

The Official After Party for Mr. Gay America and Women’s Extravaganza Championships to benefit Impulse Group Fort Lauderdale!
This celebration will open up the doors to athletics in the LGBT Community as we acknowledge the dedication, sweat and perseverance of these Bodybuilding and Fitness competitors.  Broadening the audience of Bodybuilding/Fitness shows in the US will make it possible for members of the LGBT community to be honored in their Fitness, Bodybuilding and competitive dreams.

“Bodybuilding and fitness would not exist today if were not for the support of the gay community throughout the years.  In fact, the most coveted trophy is the Sandow, presented to the winner of the Mr. Olympia contest (the best of the best show.) Very few know that Eugen Sandow, a pioneering bodybuilder, was gay.
Now we will give the LGBT community the chance to stand out in the competitive world of fitness and bodybuilding with the first annual Gay Mr. America and Women’s Extravaganza Championships,” stated Bob Bonhan, Owner of Mr. America.

Who else but Impulse Group Fort Lauderdale to produce such a monumental after party for the bodybuilding competition? Impulse is known for producing phenomenal “pink carpet” events that blend glamour and swag with life-saving messaging about healthy living in a world with HIV. At PUMPED, a whirlwind of bodies in motion will encourage guests to get physical in every sense of the word! With a very sexy, sweaty, gym theme, dancers and performers will glisten with body paint in their designated work out zones, and the sounds of activist DJ Christian Salmonson will fill the arousing gym atmosphere. Fitness entrepreneur, Mikey Verdugo, will MC the event and drive home the message of a healthy lifestyle. If that is not enough fitness fun for guests to absorb, we will supply them with Impulse’s signature gym gear for future fitness endeavors.

O, Miami Poetry Festival Event Schedule April, 2014

O, Miami Poetry Festival
Confirmed Project List & Event Schedule


* Picnic in the Park/Poets Laureate in the Park (Sat., April 5)
O, Miami Poetry Festival partners with New World Symphony and the City of Miami Beach to present a new kind of live poetry reading in Soundscape Park. Former U.S. Poets Laureate Robert Hass and Kay Ryan will join National Book Award-winner Nikki Finney for an intimate reading inside the New World Symphony, while a crowd will watch the reading for free in Soundscape Park as it’s live-projected onto the 7,000 square foot wall of the symphony. From 5-8 p.m., enjoy free music and performances in the park. At 8 p.m., spread out your picnic blanket and enjoy the “biggest” poetry reading in the history of Miami.

*The Edgewater Poetry & Athletics Club (April 1-30)
A partnership with The Related Group, the E.P.A.C. is a two-story house that O, Miami is transforming into a community wellness center for the month of April. Spiritually depleted? Physically lethargic? Come to the Edgewater Poetry & Athletics Club during the month of April for poetry readings, water aerobics, yoga, meditation, zine fairs, and games of pick-up basketball.

* Poet-in-Residence at Gramp’s Bar (April 1-30)
Wynwood’s favorite watering hole Gramp’s will host thirty one-day residencies for poets. Miami-area poets may apply on-line with a short line of verse about booze. Each poet will be given the last stool at the end of the bar. For each poem written on a cocktail napkin, the poet will receive one free beer (limit three beers). At the end of the month, Gramp’s will create a zine from the month’s worth of poems.

* Pin-Up Poetry at ArtCenter/South Florida (April 1- 30th/Reading April 13)
Poets are invited to push-pin their poems onto the walls at the ArtCenter/
South Florida at 800-810 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. Poets and all artists can do this with original poems or poems that inspire them (proper credit given). The poems can be on any kind of paper including post-its, photographs or drawings and put up with a push pin.

* A Funeral Procession for Juan Gelman (TBD)
To commemorate the death of Argentine poet Juan Gelman, artist Jordan Marty will drive through every single neighborhood playing a bilingual recording of a previously recorded reading by Gelman of a fictional American cowboy’s laments in (The Poems of Sidney West) poetry via a short-wave transistor radio.

* The Last Ride of José Martí (TBD)
An homage to the continued significance of the life and work of Cuban poet and revolutionary José Martí. Actor Ivan Lopez—dressed as Martí—will ride down Calle Ocho on the back of a white horse and distribute roses outfitted with Martí poems.

*Poetry Readings with
* Under the Influence with Cathy Bowman (April 2) Miami poet Campbell McGrath hosts a night of influences with visiting poet Cathy Bowman and UM’s Jawinder Bolina. Each poet will present poems that have influenced their work.

* Stephanie Strickland, Denise Duhamel, Julie Marie Wade (April 7) Poet Stephanie Strickland reads from her work and exhibits digital experimentations with web-based literature. Miami poets Denise Duhamel and Julie Marie Wade co-star.

* Poetry & Race with Jaswinder Bolina (April 10) A panel on the topic of race as it intersects with contemporary American poetry, with examples.

* Don Share (April 19)

* Cuban, Cuban-American, Spanish, and Chicano poetry
Readings, discussions, and workshops with:
* Pablo Neruda Ibero-American Poetry Prize-winner José Kozer (April 9)
* Spanish poet Elena Medel (April 16)
* Local Miami poet Yosie Crespo with Cuban poet Legna Rodríguez Iglesias in her first visit to the US discussing Generation Zero, a new crop of Cuban and Cuban-American poets (April 23)
* American Book Award-winner Jimmy Santiago Baca (April 27).

*Poetry Karaoke with Annick Adey-Babinski (April 12)
Come show off your poetry reading chops at Poetry karaoke, our night of off-the-cuff poetics. Even if you never memorized The Waste Land, our DJ has you covered with her lyric videos, so you’ll never miss a owr.d Read with the greats! Bust out your Shakespeare chops or go contemporary w/ a Plath poem, you choose from our Karaoke men. BYOB baby- it’s a house party!

*Speaktacular -Ashley M. Jones & Darius Daughtry (April 17)
Poetry. Music. Dance. Visual Art. All of these are elements of SPEAKtacular, a full-scale production that combines these art forms in a one-of-a-kind show. Youth poets from the Jason Taylor Foundation’s Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network will dazzle and inspire with their words as musicians, dancers, and visual artists create and express alongside them onstage. Event organizers and poets Darius and Ashley M. Jones.

*Free workshop for Miami student editors (April 19)
Don Share, Executive Editor of the largest circulating poetry journal in the country, Poetry magazine, leads a free workshop for Miami-area student literary magazine editors. Share will also read his own work the following night (April 19), in addition to his translations of the great Mexican poet Miguel Hernandez.

* Zine Fair (April 19)
Zines are magazines made by people who don’t have the money to make magazines. O, Miami honors the long tradition of D.I.Y. publishing in Miami with a day-time zine fair in partnership with Pages & Spreads and University of Miami Special Collections. Local artists and publishers will display, trade, and sell their zines. Perrier and KIND will distribute snacks, and the backyard pool at the Edgewater Poetry & Athletics Club will be open.

* The First-ever LitCrawl Miami (April 26)
O, Miami drags the popular literary pub crawl series into the humidity. Bars and clubs on South Beach will host a variety of boozy performances by Miami-area writers from all genres and styles during a night that will test your Bukowskian pretensions. Leave your elitism at home, and bring along a designated driver.

* Forager Book Release (April 29) Brand-new Miami-based publishing imprint Jai-Alai Books unveils their first book: Forager: A Brief Guide to Miami’s Edible Plants. Co-presented with Edible South Florida.


* The Poetry Lottery (April 1-30)
Artist Agustina Woodgate and poet Mary Reufle have joined forces to create the Poetry Lottery: a scratch-off lottery ticket that works like an erasure poem in reverse. Use a penny or your fingernail to unveil the words of an original text by Reufle. Reveal the whole thing, or co-create a new poem with Reufle by picking and choosing which words to uncover. The tickets will be distributed only in Miami-Dade County during the month of April.

* #ThisIsWhere (April 1-30)
Co-created by O, Miami and WLRN, #ThisIsWhere is a poetry contest that asks South Floridians to write short poems about the places they care about. Beginning the last week of March, WLRN will accept submissions of short poems that include the phrase “This is where…” Every Friday, WLRN will announce the top ten poems of the week on their website. On April 23rd, a list of finalists will be announced who will read at a special event on April 30th. Some contributing poets will appear on WLRN radio and WBPT2 TV. Go to for more info on how to enter.

* Living with Poetry (April 1-30)
“Living with Poetry” draws inspiration from Nicanor Parra’s antipoesia and anti-poems in order to create an experience that draws from visual, literary, and spoken poetry. The project consists of a space created by the Guatemalan-based collaborative BIP (Bureau of Public Interventions) at O, Miami’s Edgewater Poetry and Athletics Club. BIP is a collaborative project by Stefan Benchoam and Christian Ochaita that originated as a direct response to the lack of public spaces and infrastructures for recreation and socializing in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The interventions and occurrences that they organize can be read as Situationist gestures that generate reflection and debate about their city.

* Fire Dreams- Matt Roberts and poet Terri Witek (April 1-30)
When we walk through cities, our bodies enter the dreams of other people who’ve walked there. New media artist Matt Roberts and poet Terri Witek map Miami by floating assorted “dreamers” over various metropolitan spaces. City wanderers then follow this walkable dream map via an augmented reality phone app. Along the way, they are offered chances to see a dream, hear dream-poem, text a dream-poem of their own, and perform various other transmittable acts. These become a poetic dream map of the city.

* People Poetry with Quinn Smith (April 1-30)
Mining the vastness of Twitter, to create poetic alchemy, the project starts by reviewing Twitter with a search term Miami, taking one posted picture & a series of tweets, and then arranging those tweets into a poem. Standard computer software is enough: 1). Place the poem on the pix w/PowerPoint 2). Create the image w/Microsoft Paint 3). Hashtag it #omiami w/credits for everyone who feeds that contribution. This project is open to anyone.

This is Just to Say…. Elena Errazuriz (April 1-30)
Passers-by during the midday pause at a college campus are invited to read The Red Wheelbarrow/This is Just to Say by William Carlos Williams. When ready by a variety of people, the poem is given the gift of each reader’s pitch, inflection, rhythm.

Poetry Spoke Cards – Elsbeth Pancrazi & Brett Fletcher Lauer (April 1-30)
A spoke card is a printed card suspended in the spokes of a bike wheel, historically to identity the cyclists’s participation in a street race. This unlikely platform has since been used to display small works of art to political endorsements. Award winning designer Gabriele Wilson will work w/ poets Brett Fletcher Lauer & Elsbeth Pancrazi to create spoke cards printed w/poetry to be distribute free at O, Miami events & local bike shows, & through participating cycling groups. The cards will be a badge to id poetry lovers, & an eye-catching unexpected encounter w/ poetry.

Home- Beyond Geography- Juana Meneses & Leila A. Leder Kremer (April 1-30)
Home: Beyond Geography is a participatory writing project created by interdisciplinary artists Juan Meneses and Leil Leder Kremer. The project explores the identity of our port city, mapping Miami’s resident’s personal histories. During the month of April, Juana & Leila will visit- armed with pens paper, maps- different Miami Dade neighborhoods with an opening line to poems around the themes of identity, home & mobility. Juana and Leila will prompt those they meet to respond to the poems, which will be collected, copied & distributed to residents during subsequent visits to other districts. The result- a poetry exchange between Miami Dade residents. A selection of the poems collected, and a map showing the participating neighborhoods, will be compiled into a zine to be available for free at the conclusion of the project.

Bite into Poetry – Willa Kaufman and Elizabeth Jacobs (April 1-30)
Mother/daughter team from New Mexico, Willa is a senior film & creative writing student at University of Miami, and Elizabeth is the founding director of The WingSpan Poetry Project in Santa Fe, which brings weekly poetry classes to the women residents at the Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families. Elizabeth taught for many years in public elementary schools as a teaching artist with ArtWorks. She is the author of Her Knees Pulled In, a book of poems.

Road Sage- P. Scott Cunningham (April 1-30)
Consistently ranked among the top 15 most congested cities in the country, Miami is a place where people are used to sitting in traffic. “Road Sage” is an O, Miami project designed to give those people something to read while stuck in their cars. The project has 2 main locations: 1). Biscayne Blvd & NE 22nd St & 2) NE 79th St and TBD.
The Biscayne location features a stanza from Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s “Sonnet XLIII) in the original Spanish, written on the windows of a building by a Haitian sign artist. “Sometimes my fiancé Christina is driving home on Biscayne Blvd,” says O, Miami Executive Director P. Scott Cunningham, and “she’ll honk as she’s passing beneath my office window. Most times, however, the honks I hear below me are expressions of anger, or “road rage”. So I decided to write a love poem to Christina on the window that could also serve as a general message for everyone on Biscayne stuck in traffic and trying to get home to someone they love.” The second location features a poem called “Flamingoes” by American poet Todd Boss that can only be described as “So Miami.”

Anonymous Letters- Christina Pettersson (April 1-30)
Much has been reported recently on the death of handwriting, in terms of hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, as a link between handwriting and learning ability, even creativity. For instance, handwriting has been proving as a better tool for imprinting words to memory that typing. In “_______” Miami artist Christina Pettersson will create a space where visitors can choose a poem from a book, copy it by hand onto stationary and then mail it to an unknown person in Miami-Dade chosen randomly out of the White Pages. “I do hope to reintroduce the beauty of knowing lines of poetry by rote, as people once did,” Pettersson says. “And what unexpected pleasure to receive such a letter in t he mail, lovingly conceived and written, certain to be remembered.”

Funkshion Fashion Week Miami 3/26/14-3/29/14

Funkshion Fashion Week Miami
funkshion2014March 26th -29th 2014
The Funkshion Fashion Tents
21ST and Collins Ave at Collins Park
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(Between the W and the Setai Hotels)

Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach celebrates its 26th SEASON!! As with every year, Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach, will fuse music and fashion and like no other city in the world does! This is Fashion Week – Miami Style!

Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach will utilize the fashion tents at Collins Park in Miami Beach as the location for all shows. Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach is a four day/evening long event that provide an intelligent, innovative platform for progressive and established designers to showcase their collections to media, celebrities, international buyers, and select style makers. The shows are geared towards designer diffusion collections and innovative lifestyle brands.

As with every season, since the inception of Funkshion, we allow the general public to attend free of charge. First 100 people to rsvp – per show.
Potential guests do need to officially rsvp at: or
Twitter – @FunkshionFW
Facebook –

Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami
Fall/Winter 2014 Collections Runway Show Schedule

WED 3/26
9Pm – Joana Krupa collection for HOLT.
After-Party at Villa Azur (309 23rd street)

THU 3/27
Funkshion Loves Miami Desginers 7pm – 11pm
– Liliana Montoya
– Indie True
– Krelwear

FRI 3/28 7pm – 11pm
– Military Veterans show and launch of Prime Magazine
Hosted by Stephan Morris and Carpe Music Group.
There will be a runway show with a live band performance put together of Military Veterans.
– Sotto
– Juan Carlos

SAT 3/29 8pm
Endless Summer (1966) Movie Screening
With a mixed Show of surf-wear after the screening.
The night will be hosted by the main star of Endless Summer, Mike Hynson.

Special Thanks to:
Peroni, jetBlue, Temptu Makeup, Living Proof Hair Salon,and F Vodka

Winter Music Conference 2014 3/21/14-3/30/14

Winter Music Conference 2014
March 21-30, 2014
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

For 2014, WMC will deliver another 10 non-stop days and nights of music programming including two full weekends of events and parties. WMC’s Director of Operations & Development, Kirk Paskal, explains, “Last year’s WMC Week was a resounding success with over 2,100 artists and DJs performing at 133 venues in Miami Beach and Miami. As part of our longstanding mission statement, we strive to assemble electronic music’s most legendary and innovative artists and professionals from across the globe. Our program is all about building new inroads for the advancement of electronic music.

Featured presentations like last year’s Q&A with IDMA Lifetime Achievement recipient Nile Rodgers (in advance of the release of his epic new collaborations with Daft Punk and Avicii) along with young trailblazers like R3hab among many others are always an inspiring affirmation for what we do. We continually aim to raise the bar in service to the artists, industry and music enthusiasts that make electronic music one of the world’s most dynamic cultural communities.” WMC’s music industry panels and seminars will be presented March 24 – 28, 2014 at the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) in the hub of South Beach’s vibrant art deco resort and clubbing district.

WMC will be expanding its music trade show and exhibit area centered on EDM trends, music and gear to be presented March 24 & 25, 2014 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

DJ Sets, Live Performances & Parties: March 21 – 30, 2014
WMC Music Industry Program: March 24 – 28, 2014
WMC Trade Show & Exhibits: March 24 – 25, 2014
Club & Poolside Events: March 21 – 30, 2014

Third Annual PhilanthroFest 4/12/14

Third Annual PhilanthroFest
philanthrofestSaturday, April 12, 2013, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

Third Annual PhilanthroFest to Take Place April 12, Connecting Thousands of South Floridians to Over a Hundred Local Nonprofit Organizations and Community Agencies in a Family Friendly Festival

Free outdoor event promises day of family-friendly fun while raising nonprofit awareness, promoting civic engagement and connecting the community to nonprofit resources at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus

PhilanthroFest, the nation’s largest festival of its kind, is back and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Fulfilling the mission of its namesake organization, this year’s PhilanthroFest helps bridge the gap between local nonprofit organizations and members of the community – making it easier to get the help you need or give the help you can provide.

For Miami residents who are interested in donating time or money to help those in need, PhilanthroFest provides the opportunity to learn more about local nonprofits and meet the people behind them face to face. PhilanthroFest also serves as a nonprofit marketplace, raising awareness of the services and benefits that nonprofits and community agencies are able to provide.

Now in its third year, PhilanthroFest proves that community engagement can be fun. The outdoor festival is free and open to the public, and intended to be enjoyed by people of all ages. Festival attendees can enjoy a full day of art exhibits, musical performances, demonstrations, health screenings, a green market, food trucks, and an assortment of other activities that everyone in the family can appreciate, courtesy of PhilanthroFest’s community partners.

While taking part in the many activities, South Florida residents can learn about all kinds of nonprofit organizations representing all sorts of causes, including business and economic development; education; animal welfare; arts and cultural development; environmental issues; food, agriculture, and nutrition; civic engagement; health and disease prevention; youth activities, sports and recreation; and community improvement. For South Florida residents who have been looking for a chance to pay it forward, there is no opportunity like PhilanthroFest to find the nonprofit that’s right for you. Members of the community have the opportunity to sign up to volunteer or make a donation right on the spot.

And for those who may be in need of such services, nonprofits and community agencies are on hand to explain who they serve, what they do and how one can qualify for such services. It has never been easier to find out the wide array of services that South Florida community agencies and local nonprofits have to offer. PhilanthroFest is the largest nonprofit festival in the nation and the largest gathering of its kind.

Cancer Support Community Greater Miami 2014 Heart & Star Award Dinner 4/3/14

Cancer Support Community Greater Miami 2014 Heart & Star Award Dinner
April 3, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Coral Gables Country Club
997 North Greenway Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Contact: For sponsorship and ticket information contact: Danielle Spiegelman – CSCGM, Executive Director at 305-668-5900,
Cost: Table Sponsorship information available upon request.

Cancer Support Community Greater Miami will host the 2014 Heart & Star Award Dinner at the Coral Gables Country Club. Arthur H. Hertz and Candy & Rodger Popkin will be honored at this prestigious signature event. Hertz will be receiving the Champion of the Community Spirit Award for his outstanding philanthropic and community leadership; The Popkins, the Champions of the Human Spirit Award as a cancer survivor and caregiver. Mistress of Ceremonies will once again be Emmy Award-winning CBS4 Anchor, Cynthia Demos. Over 400 business and philanthropic leaders from the Greater Miami area will be in attendance for the event. Committee leadership for this fundraising event to date is comprised of the following; Carmen & John Arasi, Chanin & Adam Carlin, Maria Padron, Carmen Perez, Aida & Joseph Roisman, Lourdes Rosales, Debra Schottenstein, Edie Spiegel, Carole Wright and Joyce & Humberto Vega.

Honoring Women in Media, a Roundtable to Celebrate Women’s History Month 3/29/14

Honoring Women in Media, a Roundtable to Celebrate Women’s History Month
Saturday, March 29, 2014, Networking, 3 p.m.; Program starts at 4 p.m.
FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
3000 NE 151 Street
North Miami, FL 33181
Bayview Ballroom (Wolf University Center, Room 221)
Cost: $15; $10 for SFBJA members; free for FIU students.

The South Florida Black Journalists Association (SFBJA) and FIU’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) will honor seven key women who have influenced the media and communications. “Women in Media,’’ a roundtable, will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 3 p.m. at the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151 Street, North Miami, FL 33181 in the Bayview Ballroom (Wolf University Center, Room 221). The honorees, who will share how they have navigated through the industry, include:
Trina Robinson, NBC6 Investigative Anchor;
Carolyn Guniss, managing editor for the South Florida Times;
Suzan McDowell, owner, president, and CEO of Circle of One Marketing;
Yvette N. Harris, founder and lifestyle strategist for Harris Public Relations;
Traci Cloyd, on air personality for WHQT-FM Hot105;
Julia Yarbough, author, media relations specialist for Julia Yarbough Media Group; and
Trenae Floyd, public affairs coordinator for Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan.

“These are women who have spent their careers delivering news or otherwise facilitating the storytelling process. While many are household names, they often toil without receiving the full amount of recognition they deserve. These women have been “leaning in” well before the best-selling book generated today’s buzzword about women and leadership, ” states SFBJA President Terrence Shepherd.

Each woman was chosen for her distinguished career accomplishments and contributions to the South Florida media landscape. Suzette Maylor will moderate the panel.

Ultra Music Festival 2014 3/28/14-3/30/14

Ultra Music Festival 2014
March 28 – March 30, 2014
ultra2014Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33132
General Admission Tickets – $399.95

The World’s Premier Electronic Music event Ultra Music Festival. An internationally renowned event that has taken place every March since its inception in 1999. Over the past 15 years, literally thousands of the world’s most iconic DJs, producers and live acts have mesmerized audiences with awe-inspiring sets. In 2014, Ultra continues to push the boundaries, bringing its unparalleled combination of cutting edge production and the world’s best electronic acts back.

‘Jack U’, the collaborative production project announced by OWSLA boss Skrillex and Mad Decent head honcho Diplo back in April 2013, will be at Ultra over the at Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami. As two of the biggest hitters in the world of bass music prepare to take to the decks, back-to-back, you can be sure that this particular performance will go down as one of the most memorable in Ultra Music Festival’s 16 year history.

Afrobeta, Alvin Risk, Aly & Fila, Amtrac, Andrea Oliva, Audien, Brillz, Bro Safari, Candyland, Cedric Gervais, Chance The Rapper, Clockwork, Cosmic Gate, Craze, Crizzly, Dannic, Danny Marquez, Danyelino, Dirtyphonics, Don Diablo, Dusky, DVBBS, Dyro, Fedde Le Grand, Figure, Goldfish, Gramatik, Gradtheft, Hardline, Henry Fong, Hugo Bianco, Infected Mushroom, Jochen Miller, John Digweed, John O’Callaghan, Julio Bashmore, Justin Oh, Kill Frenzy, DJ Koo, Laidback Luke, MAKJ, The Martinez Brothers, Mat Zo, Michael Brun, Ms. Mada, MOTi, Mykris, Myon & Shane 54, Paper Diamond, Pegboard Nerds, Rebecca & Fiona, RL Grime, Rony Seikaly, Sandro Silva, Sluggers, Stafford Brothers, Syn Cole, Thunderpony, Tommie Sunshine, Ummet Ozcan, Viceroy and Vicetone.

Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Alesso, Armin Van Buuren, Avicii, Carl Cox, Cirez D, David Guetta, Diplo, Hardwell, Jamie Jones, Kaskade, Krewella, Loco Dice, Luciano, Marco Carola, New World Punx, Nicky Romero, Solomun, Steve Angello, Tiësto, Zedd

2manydjs Live, Basement Jaxx Live, Chase And Status, Cut/Copy, Dizzee Rascal, Empire Of The Sun, Eric Prydz Presents Holo, Example, Gesaffelstein Live, The Glitch Mob, Mgmt, M.I.A., Netsky Live, Paul Kalkbrenner, Pusha T, Trentemøller, Sub Focus Live

12th Planet, 3lau, Adriatique, Adventure Club, Andy C, Andrew Rayel, Art Department, Baby Anne, Been Trill, Blasterjaxx, Blond:Ish, Borgore, Cajmere, Carnage, Cazzette, Claude Vonstroke, Cyril Hahn, Damian Lazarus, Danny Avila, Datsik, Dillon Francis, Dj Icey, Dj Snake, Dubfire, Flosstradamus, Fur Coat, Gaia, Gareth Emery, Goldroom, Gta, H.O.S.H, Isaac Tichauer, J.Phlip, Jon Rundell, Jonas Rathsman, Just Blaze, Justin Martin, Kill The Noise, Lee Burridge, Lee Foss, Maceo Plex, Martin Garrix, Monika Kruse, I See Monstas, Moon Boots, Nervo, Nic Fanciulli, Oliver, Paul Van Dyk, Perseus, Pete Tong, Ørjan Nilsen, Rac, Riff Raff, Riotgear, Sander Van Doorn, Showtek, Soul Clap, Stanton Warriors, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tale Of Us, Tjr, Tourist, Umek, W&W, Waka Flocka, Zomboy

Stolen Rum gives away 50 Sofas in South Miami 3/26/14

Stolen Rum gives away 50 Sofas in Coral Gables
DIGITAL_stolen-sofaWednesday 3/26/2014 from 2PM- 5PM
Murray Park
5800 Southwest 66th Street
South Miami, FL 33143
RSVP on Facebook

Stolen is giving away 150 sofas across 3 countries, no strings attached.

Jamie Duff, Stolen founder, went to Otago University in Dunedin, NZ. While studying, having a good sofa was always of paramount importance to a good, homely flat; whether it was entertaining a party, having a ‘friend’ to stay the night, a lazy afternoon sharing a quiet drink with friends, watching sports – or, in those days, perhaps actually loading up your sofa and taking it to a sports game for viewing comfort. With these fond memories in mind, he decided Stolen would give back starting with the Stolen sofas giveaway making this year the year of spreading the love and keeping the memory alive across 3 countries: Sydney in Australia, Dunedin in New Zealand and Miami in the US.

Details: If you can take it, it’s yours! Stolen will drop off 501375755_10151920537249583_943557685_n sofas on a first come, first serve pick up. Stolen does not deliver.

In Attendance: 50 sofas, yours for the stealing

Guest Article: Outsmart ATM Fees and Give a Cool Toy to a Kid

Guest Article by Erin Mia

Outsmart ATM Fees and Give a Cool Toy to a Kid

A friend of mine recently shared an idea with me on how to outsmart ATM banking fees and get a cool toy at the same time. I thought it was so brilliant that I should share it, but I added my own twist and attached a little ‘Mitzvah Project’ onto it.

Most of us find ourselves in need of a little pocket cash every now & again so stopping at an ATM is what we all naturally do. Well, chances are, if you need cash NOW, your own bank’s ATM is miles away so you’re going to be charged a $3. fee to use another bank’s services. That’s a drag. Have you any idea how much profit banks make on convenience fees?

Here’s the constructive solution: Stop in to any local Walgreens or CVS (they’re on every corner) and purchase a Matchbox Car for about the same price as the out-of-network ATM fee and use your ATM card to purchase it. When the machine asks you if you’d like cash back, hit YES and get your $20. or $40. bucks that you need. Now you have your cash, ‘Big Banking’ doesn’t get their $3. fee and you have a cool miniature of one of your favorite cars.

NOW… let’s turn this project into a MITZVAH (a good deed).

Donate those Matchbox cars to Kids In Distress or any children’s charity, so that children who could REALLY enjoy a new toy that helps them explore their imagination, will also benefit.

Spread a little sunshine and share this with your friends :)

With Love,
Erin Mia Milchman
Erin Mia Milchman, Inc.

Hispanicize 2014 4/1/14-4/4/14

Hispanicize 2014
April 1-4, 2014
InterContinental Miami hotel
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami FL 33131
Website Link

Now in its fifth year, Hispanicize 2014 ( (#Hispz14) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, music, film and innovation. Featuring U.S. Hispanic thought leaders and celebrities from across the country, the 5th anniversary edition of Hispanicize will be taking place at the InterContinental hotel in downtown Miami with several offsite events at major cultural venues.

Co-chaired by award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s Latino USA and Patricia Pineda, Group Vice President of the Hispanic Business Strategy Group of Toyota Motor North America, Hispanicize 2014 is expected to gather more than 1,700 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over four full days.

The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

In addition to Hollywood music and film icons, Hispanicize this year will reward several top Latinas with its coveted ‘Latinovators’ award. Three of the four recipients (one more is about to be named) include:
Shelia E, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter/producer
Yoani Sánchez, Cuban dissident blogger
Maria Hinojosa, NPR’S Latino USA award-winning host

Social Media Boot Camp at The LAB Miami 3/31/14

Social Media Boot Camp at The LAB Miami
Monday, March 31, 2014, 10:00AM – 1:00PM
socialbuzzThe LAB Miami
400 NW 26th Street
Miami, FL 33127
$99 pre-sale through Monday 03/30/14 at 5pm.
$79 for The LAB Miami members!
If event is not sold out tickets will be available at the door for $125.00
Register Online

Fact: “Social Media is over-throwing governments in the Middle-East, do you really have the audacity to think it’s not affecting your business?” –Gary Vaynerchuk

What is your brand doing with Social Media?
Are you using it to increase awareness of your brand?

Join SocialBuzzTV’s own Creator of Buzz and Social Media Strategist, Sebastian Rusk for our next Social Media Boot Camp for an in depth overview on the who, what, why and where of Social Media for your brand!

Space Is Limited To 10 Attendees And Will Fill Up Fast!

SocialBuzzTV is an integrated marketing solution that helps businesses build online communities using social media to create social buzz and local celebrity over their products and services which increases their online presence and word of mouth marketing so they have more customers and die-hard fans.

Miami Lighthouse’s 7th Annual Walk, Waggle & Stroll Dog Walk 3/16/14

Miami Lighthouse’s 7th Annual Walk, Waggle & Stroll Dog Walk
lighthouseSunday, March 16th from 9:00 a.m. to noon
Shops at Midtown Miami
3401 N. Miami Avenue
Click Here for Tickets

Join Romero Britto and strut your stuff at Miami Lighthouse’s seventh annual Walk, Waggle & Stroll Dog Walk, an exciting St. Patrick’s day themed dog walk dedicated to raising awareness for dog guides and service dogs of all kinds. This year’s grand prize winner for most participant pledges collected will receive a Romero Britto signed Azul dog sculpture.
The walk will include dog guides, other service animals and regular pet companions, on a walk to pledge support for Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. This year’s event is hosted by Honorary ‘Dog’nitaries” Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, NBC 6’s Chief Meteorologist John Morales and Honoree World Renowned Pop Artist Romero Britto.
De‘tails’ include: Breakfast sponsored by McDonald’s at 9:00 am; the dog walk at 9:30 am followed by contest prizes for “Best St. Patrick’s Day Dog Costume” (remember to wear green!), “Dog-Owner Look-alike” and “Most Talented Dog” contests. Free parking is available in the PetSmart garage; on-site registration is $30, which includes a Britto “Azul” dog walk t-shirt and doggy bandana; the fee is waived for visually impaired walkers. Please click here to register.

Happy Hour Benefitting Dade Legal Aid 3/27/14

Happy Hour Benefitting Dade Legal Aid
Flyer_WorldOfBeerHH_mi_5March 27, 2014, 6-8pm
World of Beer
3252 NE 1st Avenue, Suite 112
Miami, Florida 33127
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Dade Legal Aid is a non-profit law firm that provides a critical safety net of civil legal assistance to qualifying low-income residents of Miami-Dade County. Our clients are predominantly disenfranchised women, children, teens, families, victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking, victims of scams and unscrupulous landlords, the disabled, veterans, the defrauded, the elderly, the incapacitated, newcomers. non-profits and start ups.  For over 65 years, Dade Legal Aid has been at the forefront of representing disadvantaged individuals, families, groups and other populations with nowhere else to turn for legal services.

First beer free for the first 75 guests. No cover.
$3 Select Drafts and featuring a Law & Order specialty brew.
$20 suggested donation to Dade Legal Aid for Attorneys.
$10 suggested donation to Dade Legal Aid for Law Students.
YLS President Ethan Wall will be guest bartending!
Tips collected by Ethan will also be donated to Dade Legal Aid.
Generously sponsored by U.S. Legal Support, Inc.

Nicole Moudaber presents In the Mood 3/27/14

plexipr_INTHEMOODMIAMIT500X650Nicole Moudaber presents ‘In the Mood’
Thursday, March 27, 12PM – 10PM
The Raleigh Hotel Pool
1775 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Advance tickets via

Special Guest Carl Cox Joins ‘In the MOOD’ Miami Music Week Line-up
Nicole Moudaber
Danny Tenaglia
Lauren Lane
Tom Peters

Good friends and artistic cohorts Carl Cox and Nicole Moudaber are set to release their very first collaboration, a sonic onslaught dubbed “See You Next Tuesday.” The two-track release (the original plus a deep mix) will drop April 7 on Moudaber’s MOOD Records. As expected from these bastions of techno, the tracks are perfectly executed, and aimed squarely at the dancefloor. To celebrate their forthcomng release, Cox will join Moudaber’s ‘In the MOOD’ takeover during Winter Music Conference aka Miami Music Week this year. The massive pool party on Thursday, March 27 at The Raleigh Hotel will feature Moudaber and Cox, alongside NYC house music legend Danny Tenaglia, Kompakt producer Tom Peters, Saved Records artist Lauren Lane, and Traktor master ENDO providing the soundtrack for this daytime affair.

Cox has been a supporter of Nicole from the outset, releasing her productions on his Intec label (‘One Day Later’ and last year’s ‘Roar’ EP), commissioning remixes of his originals (2011’s ‘Chemistry’), and inviting her to spin alongside him around the globe, at his Carl Cox & Friends festival stages and Space Ibiza residency. The “Tuesday” project was Cox’s idea: He reportedly handed Moudaber a zip drive stating, “Right, we’re doing a collab and we’re putting it out on MOOD, but all I have is the bass loop." A few email swaps later, the track was born.

The original mix of “See You Next Tuesday” is a no-nonsense techno gem that features a pulsating bass interjected by shimmering breaks and delicate snares. The middle section takes the listener deeper down the rabbit hole with haunting ethereal vocal cuts, before things get taken up a gear yet again. The deep mix is a groovier affair with intricate drum patterns and a warm bass line that balances the driving nature of the original, and demonstrates the pair’s ability to travel unexpected musical ground.

The release is the latest evidence that Nicole’s MOOD brand is building momentum: Her ‘In the Mood’ events series, for which she selects each artist, hits Miami this March. And Moudaber is set to play mega-festival Coachella in April. All told, it appears that Nicole is once again raising the stakes in 2014.

National Water Dance 4/12/14

National Water Dance
National Water Dance 2014174016Saturday, April 12, 4pm
Deering Estate at Cutler
16701 SW 72 Avenue

30 States Dance Across America for Water on April 12, 4pm

Coming together on Saturday, April 12 at 4pmEST are 1500 dancers from across the country to perform a site-specific dance at a river, a bay, a lake, the ocean, or any water site nearby. From the University of Alaska to Miami Dade College, from the Dance Engagement Company in California to Bates College in Maine, students from colleges and universities, private dance schools, high schools and elementary schools, and dance companies will unite to celebrate Water.

“My desire in creating National Water Dance was to inspire young artists to go beyond the studio and the stage with their art; to connect with the environment and realize the power of art to bring awareness to environmental issues, particularly water,” said National Water Dance founder and artistic director Dale Andree. “Through the internet National Water Dance has become the community of artists/activists that I hoped it would.”

Founded by artistic director Dale Andree and produced by Daniel Lewis, National Water Dance has been created to bring attention to the power and fragility of the nation’s waterways. Bringing dancers and musicians together from across the country and using dance as a form of social activism is, according to Ms Andree, “a force that can create social change.”

The Miami performance of National Water Dance will feature 80 dancers and 50 singers at the Deering Estate at Cutler, as part of their Festival of the Arts, at 4pm on Saturday, April 12. The artists will perform to an original score performed by its composers Miami musicians Vicki Richards and Jeff Deen. Admission from 3:30pm on is FREE. Participating schools include New World School of the Arts, South Miami Community Middle School, Arthur and Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts, RR Moton Elementary School and Miami Dade College/Kendall Campus under the direction of Michelle Grant-Murray, assistant director of the Miami-Dade portion of National Water Dance.

“It will be so exciting to see dancers from across the nation, talking about our environment and turning those ideas into a symphony of movement across the country,” said Daniel Lewis, founding Dean of Dance of New World School of the Arts.

The entire local and national event will be live streamed.

Additional Florida Events of National Water Dance:
* Composition Concert by Dr. Susan Epstein Garcia
April 8, Colony Theatre, Lincoln Road on Miami Beach
7:30pm, Free & Open to the Community
Featuring student composers from the New World School of the Arts performing new music in a program called New World: An Evening of Contemporary Original Compositions.
Information: 305 237 7855

* Free Showerheads provided by Earth Ethics Institute of Miami Dade College to anyone who brings in an old showerhead to the April 8th concert or the Main Event on April 12. The new showerheads are provided by Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department, and is part of their indoor water conservation campaign.

*Arts for Learning has worked with over 600 students from across the county in dance, music and visual art, culminating in performances to take place simultaneously at Shenandoah Park, Flamingo Park, Centro Mater East, Silver Bluff Elementary, The Barnyard and North Beach Elementary.

National Water Dance Partners Include:

  • Arts for Learning, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing teaching an learning through the arts and community cultural resources. A4L connects the arts to other subjects to support academic achievement and child development.

  • Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College provides resources, workshops, and programs for the Miami Dade College community that encourage the integration of the knowledge, values and skills needed for a sustainable way of life into all practices and disciplines.

  • The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami.   This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation.  Visit

  • The Deering Estate Festival of the Arts, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, runs from April 11-13, 2014, celebrating the literary, visual and performing arts and artists of South Florida. Schedule includes The Lost Girls Playwrights reading, a Piano Master Class with Dr. Jose Lopez, the opening of the In Deep exhibit, the Poetry at the Fire Circle, the ‘Spark of Genius’ concert with Charles Castleman, among others events.

Participating Institutions in the National Water Dance (as of February 2014)
Alaska University of Alaska; Arkansas Henderson State College, Hendrix College; California Loyola Marymount University, Dance Engagements, Crenshaw Yoga and, Dance, Blackbird Dance Company, Karmagraphy, University of San Francisco, Beatriz Eugenaia 3-19 Dance Art Connecticut Wesleyan University Florida NOVA Southeaster University, University of Florida College of Central Florida, Northwest Florida State College, Florida Gulf Coast University, Midway Elementary School, New World School of the Arts, Miami Dade College/Kendall Campus/Jubilation Dance Ensemble, Broward College, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College, University of Tampa, Pensacola State College, South Miami Middle Community School, Karen Peterson and Dancers, Arthur and Polly Mays 6-12 Conservatory of the Arts, Florida Atlantic University, RR Moton Elementary, Florida State University Georgia University of Georgia Indiana Indiana University Bloomington Iowa Luther College Louisiana University of Louisiana at Monroe, Southeastern Louisiana University Dance Performance Project Maine Bates College Maryland Towson University Massachusetts, The Yard, Hampshire College Peanut Butter and Jelly Dance Company Mississippi University of Mississippi University of Southern Mississippi, Belhaven University Missouri Webster University Nebraska The Moving Company, University of Nebraska University of Nebraska/Lincoln New Jersey Georgian Court University New York Briarcliff High School, University of Rochester, NDEO Brockport Student Chapter Horace Mann School North Carolina The Dancer’s Extension, Bradley Middle School Ohio Kent State University, Antioch College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Denison University Oklahoma University of Central Oklahoma Oregon Southern Oregon University Pennsylvania DeSales University, Temple University, Muhlenberg College Slippery Rock University, Mercyhurst University Rhode Island JMW High School of the Performing and Visual Arts South Carolina Lander University, M.V. Riley Elementary School, Lady’s Island Middle School, Beaufort High School Tennessee Sewanee: The University of the South, Chattanooga Dance Projects, Chattanooga Ballet, Cleveland City Ballet, Mawre & Company Performance Troupe, Mary Holliday Dance Ensemble Virginia The Governors School for the Arts Washington Cornish College of the Arts Wisconsin University of Wisconsin, Madison Kennedy Elementary School Dance Education Center Stevens Pt., Moving from Within Wyoming University of Wyoming

Save Dade Champions of Equality 2014 Gala 5/9/14

Save Dade Champions of Equality 2014 Gala
savethedate3_13_no3Friday, May 9, 2014, 6:00PM – 9:30PM
Hyatt Regency Miami
400 SE 2nd Ave
Miami, Florida 33131
Buy Tickets Online

As you may have heard, SAVE and the ACLU of Florida have announced the filing of a groundbreaking lawsuit on behalf of eight married couples to secure recognition from the state of Florida for same-sex marriages performed out-of-state.

A pro-equality ruling would grant gay couples married in states that perform same-sex marriages access to many rights and benefits that Florida grants to opposite-sex married couples, such as Social Security survivor benefits and the right to include your spouse on your health insurance policy.

It’s our pleasure to invite you to SAVE’s annual Champions of Equality awards reception and gala, where we will honor the eight brave couples taking a stand for equality in court.

SAVE is also proud to honor State Representative David Richardson, County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, and filmmaker Joe Cardona.

We hope you will join us in honoring these trailblazers on May 9th. Buy your tickets today!

The Yoshitoshi Pool Party With Sharam and Friends at the National Hotel 3/23/14

The Yoshitoshi Pool Party With Sharam and Friends
yoshitoshiSunday, March 23rd, 12 PM – 10 PM
National Hotel
1677 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Rain or shine!

Miami Music Week continues with the Yoshitoshi Pool Party at the National Hotel. Taking place poolside at this historic resort, the Yoshitoshi Pool Party brings back one of the true legends of our scene, Sharam, along with a whole host of top-tier talent from his label, including Uner, Carlo Lio, Butch, Veerus & Maxie Devine, Anthony Attalla, and a special opening set by Hotel Garuda.

Sam Green & Yo La Tengo in The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller 3/22/14

Sam Green & Yo La Tengo in The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller
Saturday, March 22 at 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.
sam green look 2Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tickets are $30 (plus fees) for general admission and $10 for MDC students with valid identification.

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) MDC Live Arts presents Academy Award–nominated filmmaker Sam Green with venerated indie rock band Yo La Tengo for an enthralling hour-long “live documentary” on R. Buckminster Fuller, the inventor, architect, futurist, engineer, and author most famously known for his creation of the geodesic dome. As a progenitor of such issues as sustainability and conservation, Fuller was also a proponent of radical societal change through design and architecture.

MDC Live Arts will present two back-to-back performances of The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., Saturday, March 22, at Colony Theatre in Miami Beach. Yo La Tengo will provide the live, sonically subtle and richly atmospheric, backdrop soundtrack for Green’s charismatic in-person cinematic narration as he delves deep into projecting film clips, photographs, letters, and blueprints from Fuller’s immense body of work.

“Fuller was ahead of his time, the values that his work and life encompassed are directly aligned with the global environmental movement of today,” said MDC Live Arts Executive Director Kathryn Garcia. “Whether or not people are familiar with him and his design legacy they will be fortunate to experience his life’s work through this captivating and creative reflection by Green and Yo La Tengo.”

A unique collaboration between two independent pioneers of film and music, The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller premiered May 1, 2012, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as a part of the 2012 San Francisco International Film Festival. The piece has screened exclusively at select art venues, including the Time-Based Art Festival in Portland, OR, the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA.

Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections #18: Instagram Tips with Anthony Jordon 4/15/14

Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections #18: Instagram Tips with Anthony Jordon
AWC18-FlyerWebTuesday, April 15, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Eleazar Delgado Studio
111 SW 3rd St. 7th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
in the McCormick Place building
Tickets $10 (pay at the door)
Please Pre-Register

Subject: Instagram Marketing for Artists
Speaker: Anthony Jordon
Photographer, Social Media Consultant

6:30-7:00, Registration
7:00-8:00, Seminar
8:00-9:00, Q&A Social Hour with complimentary Wine & Bites.

Art/Work Connections is a monthly series of seminars presented by Life Is Art featuring business professionals speaking on a variety of topics vital to the success of working artists. This month, Anthony Jordon, professional photographer and social media expert, will teach you all about Instagram, one of the fastest growing social media platforms.

As a primarily visual and aural medium, Instagram is an excellent promotional platform for artists, moviemakers, musicians and performers. It is also rapidly expanding in use among the younger demographic. Do you use Instagram to promote your work? Do you know how to gain new fans and make new connections? What are the best filters or add ons? How do you make great videos on Instagram? Can you make collages or other special effects? Now is your chance to learn to use this amazing and versitile platform.

Anthony Jordon is a Miami-based photographer specializing in engagement, destination wedding, event/social, and portrait photography. In 2013, Anthony organized two major international photography events in Miami; The Scott Kelby Worldwide photowalk, the first of its in Downtown Miami, and Help Portrait Miami, partnering with the Miami Rescue Mission. Anthony has been an online moderator for Cloak Inc.’s One 12 Haiti Solidarity Virtual March, as well as a guest speaker for Photovoice. Credits include Instagram Ambassador for Scope Miami 2012, Heineken Murals/Heineken Light Project Social Media Ambassador Miami and Washington, DC (2012-2013), photographer for Eleazar Delgado, JLPR, Red Bull, GLAAD, Absolut, and Muscle Milk just to name a few. Anthony’s work has also been published in the Miami and Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Miami Magazine, and he is a current contributor to Soul Of Miami.

Originally conceived at our home, Eleazar Delgado Studio has always been the artist’s creative space. The idea grew into a gathering place for our friends, mostly artists in their own rights, to showcase their current work and preview concepts. We made it official in 2010 when we opened a public space in Wynwood. Today in addition to being Eleazar’s personal art studio, we host local talents and leaders who need a professional environment to showcase, educate, and enrich the community at large.

About the Art/Work Connections Program
The Art/Work Connections program is a monthly series of business seminars held at galleries and art spaces around South Florida targeted at artists and those working in the arts. Everyone is welcome and can benefit from them. Business professionals are brought in to cover a wide variety of topics including health care, financial planning, contract negotiation, copyright law, portfolio development, social media, marketing and much more.

About Life Is Art, Inc.
Life Is Art is a Florida-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to creating positive change in the community with the arts and culture through events and education. We give South Florida artists and civic leaders the tools to thrive and grow, while enhancing the lives of those living in our area.

Mixed Media Happy Hour 3/19/14

Mixed Media Happy Hour
Wednesday, March 19th, 6pm – 9pm
mediamixerBatch Gastropub
30 SW 12 Street
Brickell Miami, FL

$15 includes two complimentary drinks & happy hour pricing all night!
Click Here To RSVP

Join us for a casual extended Happy Hour to socialize with those in the business of Media, Marketing, Public Relations & Production.

This is the perfect opportunity to mingle with those you might have met at the Miami Media Mixer luncheons and to meet & network with others in related industries.

Miami Boheme Premiere 3/19/14

Miami Boheme Premiere
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 7:00PM – 11:00PM
miamibohemeThe Stage
170 NE 38th St
Miami, FL 33137
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
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The hour-long PBS documentary, “Miami Boheme: An American Musical Journey” will be shown at a special event at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19 at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St, in Miami’s Design District. Following the screening will be a live performance by PALO!, featuring special musical guests from the film. Andrew Yeomanson (DJ LeSpam) will be spinning rare vinyl throughout the night. Complimentary appetizers by THIS IS IT Food Truck.

“Miami Boheme,” directed by Joe Cardona and Ralf Gonzalez, is a documentary about Miami’s original Latin-fusion bands and the cutting-edge scene surrounding them. The film takes you to the clubs, where the beats of bands such as Spam Allstars, Locos Por Juana, Suénalo, PALO!, Elastic Bond and Afrobeta get you dancing.

The film is a bilingual mashup of rhythms and cultures. It is a one-hour jam session like no other: a fusion of sights, sounds and ideas that meld together to form the fabric of America’s most dynamic city, Miami.

NLC Miami Blueprint Conversation Series Why Cities Are Important 3/25/14

NLC Miami Blueprint Conversation Series Why Cities Are Important
adfbfc8861a45884c0_wrm6ib14nTuesday, March 25, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00PM
Miami Center for Architecture and Design
100 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33132
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Event Topic: Innovative City Policy for Miami

Carol Colleta – Vice President of Communities and National Initiatives – Knight Foundation
Manny Diaz  – Partner and Former Mayor of the City of Miami – LydeckerDiaz
Doors open promptly at 6PM. Beverages will be served.
In Collaboration With AIA Miami and The Miami Herald
About the Blueprint Conversation Series
The Blueprint Conversation Series is an initiative of the New Leaders Council of Miami designed to bring people together for discussion around big ideas & pressing issues. We endeavor to engage the public by inviting thoughtful, innovative and passionate community leaders to spark dialogue around issues that affect the future direction of Miami.

Miami-Dade Youth Fair 3/13/14-3/30/14

Miami-Dade Youth Fair
Fair Pic 1March 13-30, 2014
Weekdays at 3 p.m.
Weekends at 12 noon
March 21–30, 2014, 12 noon daily.
Coral Way (SW 24th St.) at 112th Ave.
10901 Coral Way
Miami, Florida 33165

General admission is $12
Children under 6 and seniors over 64: Free
The Pay One Price Unlimited Ride Card: $25 Mondays through Fridays and $35 on Weekends.
Parking is Free
Limited Preferred parking is available for $12 per vehicle.

Ride Prices:
· P*O*P (Pay One Price) Unlimited Ride Card – $20 for any day of the week, including Saturday and Sunday when purchased in advance at Sedano’s Supermarkets.
· P*O*P (Pay One Price) Unlimited Ride Card – $25 on weekdays and $35 on weekends when purchased at the gate on day of visit.
· 10 Rides Coupons – $12
· 22 Rides Coupons – $25
· 55 Rides Coupons – $60
· Single Ride Coupon – $1.25
· Express Access Pass- $15 (Gets you on all the rides faster!)

Now in its 63rd year, The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition is offering fairgoers more deals and ways to have fun and save than ever before, making The Youth Fair even more accessible to everyone in South Florida. The Youth Fair is also announcing this year’s entertainment line-up.

Free entertainment is included with admission and features:
· Juicy’s Outlaw Grill on the Main Street Midway (across from Kiddieland). For a special, one-time event on Friday, March 21, 5-8 p.m. Juicy’s will attempt to set a Guinness World Record by making the world’s largest commercially available hot dog
· Ma’Ceo presented by Cavallo Equestrian Arts in the E. Darwin Fuchs Pavillion
· The Nerveless Nocks Daredevils and Extreme Wheels Show at the Xtreme Zone
· The Future of Magic Show at the Main Street Stage
· World Record Balloon Stunt at the Main Street Stage
· Royal Hanneford European Circus with all-new performances featuring eye-defying quick-change acts plus side-splitting laughter with Grandma the Clown.
· Show-Me Safari Pig Races
· Petting Zoo
· Strolling entertainment including: The Future of Magic Show, World Record Balloon Stunt Show and Tadpole & Katie the Clowns

Fairgoers will also be able to enjoy these other new programs, including several at the World of Agriculture area:
· Cowtown – A hands-on, educational experience that will teach kids how to make ice cream, cheese, butter and soap. Guests will also get an up-close look at a real Texas Longhorn steer.
· Hen House – A display featuring the complete life cycle of the Youth Fair’s Poultry exhibit.

Special events and shows include:

Fridays The Fair Presents:
· Friday, March 14th – WWE Superstars of Wrestling Live
· Friday, March 21st – Contemporary Latin Artists Los 3 de La Habana and Timbalive

Saturdays LIVE @ The Fair Presents:
· Saturday, March 15h – Freestyle BlowOut with Cynthia, Rockell, Noel and TKA performing classic 90’s music.
· Saturday, March 22nd – Latin Music Sensations Willy Chirino and Albita
· Saturday, March 29thth – Christian Contemporary Artists Matthew West and SonicFlood
· Mr. Nice Guy Band- Performing on Opening Day and every Saturday at the Fountain Stage

The Youth Fair wants to make it easy for everyone of all ages to come and experience everything it has to offer by offering these amazing deals, including:
Opening Day Offers (March 13, 2014)
· $5 admission all day on Opening Day. No coupon necessary.
· Free admission all day on Opening Day with the purchase of an advance ticket at or Sedano’s Supermarkets.
· Free School Spirit Uniform Day (FREE Admission all day on Opening Day for students wearing their uniform with school logo. School ID may be required for high school students.)
· $6 discount for active duty or retired U.S. military personnel and immediate family with military ID (up to 4 guests). Valid Mondays – Thursdays.
· Free admission for youngsters 5 and under and adults 65 and better on opening day and every day, all day.

· $6 admission & $6 Fair Foods & Games. Mondays – Fridays BEFORE SIX (6 p.m.) at The Youth Fair with presentation of special coupon at Front Gate.
· Coupons are available at participating Pollo Tropical locations and online. Visit for ways to save. Pollo Tropical is the official sponsor of the $6 before 6 pm discount offer.

The 2014 Youth Fair features nearly 100 thrilling rides, including the NEW BackDraft and 7D Cinema Experience, as well as those in KiddieLand and KiddleLand Too! 170 food concessions, 130 merchandise shops, over 40,000 student and adult exhibits and 50 games.

The Youth Fair also offers many amenities for families, including: stroller and wheelchair rental, lost & found, paved walkways, convenient sitting areas, lush landscape, diaper changing facilities/restrooms and more. Sponsors include Coca-Cola, KIA, and Sedano’s Supermarkets.

The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition, known for generations as The Youth Fair, is a state of Florida chartered, private, not-for- profit organization that has donated well over $10 million in scholarships, awards and cash premiums to Miami-Dade County students and is dedicated to supporting education, showcasing youth achievement and promoting South Florida agriculture.

Bass Museum of Art A Night at the Museum 3/12/14

Bass Museum of Art explores couture fashion during A Night at the Museum
Wednesday March 12, 2014 from 8- 11pm
bassmuseumThe Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Admission to the fundraising event is $250 for two and includes a Rubens Level Membership to the Bass Museum of Art for one year.
RSVP Online call 306-673-7530

The Bass Museum of Art, one of Miami Beach’s key cultural landmarks, along with a select group of the city’s leading arts patrons, socialites and tastemakers will host its annual fundraiser, “A Night at the Museum,”. The event is expected to attract more than 500 guests who will receive a private preview of Vanitas: Fashion and Art.

While enjoying cocktails, refreshments and beats by Mauricio Parra, attendees will explore the institution’s new exhibition, Vanitas: Fashion and Art . Continuing its mission to “inspire and educate by exploring the connections between our historical collections and contemporary art” Vanitas: Fashion and Art explores the theme of vanitas as expressed in avant garde ready-to-wear and haute couture as well as in contemporary paintings, sculptures, industrial design and new media. The exhibition will include works by contemporary designers and artists. The installation will also highlight rare examples of the Bass Museum of Art’s remarkable collection of historic frames by incorporating them spatially in the installation to create a dynamic and interactive engagement of artworks and viewer.

The exhibition will include works by contemporary designers and artists such as pieces by Isaac Mizrahi, Manolo Blahnik and a velvet mirrored evening jacket by Elsa Schiaparelli will also be on display, alongside dresses by Yohji Yamamoto and Iris van Herpen, among others. Conceived as a kind of exoskeleton and created through the use of computer programs and 3D printing, Van Herpen’s polyamide dress gives the appearance of a skeletal form and was presented as part of the designer’s debut collection. These pieces from the world of fashion will be juxtaposed with film and video works by Sam Taylor-Johnson and Greta Alfaro, photographs from Pinar Yolacan’s Perishables series, and Ori Gersht’s Blow Up, a large scale photograph of an elaborate floral arrangement based on a nineteenth-century still-life by the French painter Henri Fantin-Latour, captured at the moment that it explodes.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction including art, experiences and luxury items.

Power of Design: Prophets of the Digital Age: Michael Chabon, Jaron Lanier, and Clive Thompson in Dialogue with Kurt Andersen 3/22/14

Power of Design: Prophets of the Digital Age: Michael Chabon, Jaron Lanier, and Clive Thompson in Dialogue with Kurt Andersen
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 7:00PM – 8:30PM
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33130
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Dialogue co-organized by The Wolfsonian and Intelligence Squared (London)

free & open to the public with advance registration required

For better or worse? We’re talking technology and its effect on our lives and minds. We’ve gathered three of our most profound thinkers on the digital age for a dialogue chaired by Kurt Andersen, chief justice of the Complaints Court. Speakers: Michael Chabon, author of works including The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay; Jaron Lanier, scientist, musician, visual artist, and author of Who Owns the Future?; and Clive Thompson, science and technology writer and blogger, author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better. Event takes place at Perez Art Museum Miami.

Mom’s Night Out Event 3/15/14

Mom’s Night Out Event
logo_mno_sample copyMarch 15, 2014, 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Hangar Gallery
2235 NW 2nd Ave
Wynwood Arts District
The Mom’s Night Out event is open to the public.
General admission tickets are available for Free with pre-registration online
VIP tickets are $5.00 and include a gift bag.

South Florida moms prepare for the first Mom’s Night Out event. Mom’s Night Out (MNO) is an event dedicated to all mothers throughout South Florida. All women are invited to attend to shop special promotions from participating fine retailers while enjoying sips, snacks, a free beauty bar, dancing and giveaways.

MNO began late last year when two long time friends came together. After creating several events branded for other companies, they decided it was time to create an event honoring South Florida’s thriving community of mothers. Jessica Prieto, Founder of Mom’s Night Out and mother to a 19 month old, had a vision to create an event that would allow moms to bond, reward themselves and be pampered all while celebrating their hard work and efforts within an upscale happy hour atmosphere.

“Between diaper changes, work, dirty dishes, mommy & me classes, laundry, and everything else, I barely have time to sit down, much less spend time with my girl friends. Moms need, and most importantly, deserve a break. That’s what Mom’s Night Out is all about,” explains Jessica Prieto. “We bring the shopping to you, with stores like Wacoal, Benii Boutique and La Belle Mobile Boutique. You can get pampered for free by Mary Kay, Nail Bar & Lounge and Blo Blow Dry Bar. We will also be giving away some great prizes, including our grand prize provided by Juno Lucina. I want all moms to put on their sexy heels, shop, dance and have fun!” said Jessica.

Additional event sponsors include Frost Shot, Baby Signs, Thirty One, Origami Owl, ItWorks, All Over U Soaps & More, Paparazzi, Body By VI, Ricardo Amar Photography, DeliverLean, Dr. Vanessa Marino, Ready Freddie Studios, Heather Lopez Enterprises and Baby Tots Den.

Mom’s Night Out Event is a Soul Of Miami sponsor.
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