NYE Gale Roof Deck Pool Gala 12/31/13

NYE Pool Gala
galeDecember 31st, 2013 10:00pm-1:00am
The Gale Roof Deck
1690 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
$190.50 includes $150 ticket plus Tax & Gratuity
Purchase Tickets Online

Three Hour Open Bar From 10pm-1am On The Roof Deck
Top Shelf Spirits Served With A Vast Array Of Food Provided By Dolce Italian
Live Music Performed By Brendan O’Hara & A 5 Piece Band
A View Of 4 Separate Firework Shows At Midnight
DJ Reid Waters Supplying The Beats
Krug Champagne Toast At Midnight!
Guaranteed Door Entry To RecRoom //

Table Reservations Still Required recroomrsvp@ldvhospitality.com

Jazz (and a Little Bit of Blues) at Jackson Soul Food 1/17/14

Jazz (and a Little Bit of Blues) at Jackson Soul Food
Friday, January 17, 2014 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Jackson Soul Food
950 Northwest 3rd Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
$25 general admission
$35 VIP (insures seats in the front row)
$10 prixe fixe dinner (think chicken and waffles) available at the restaurant
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Join Overtown Music Project for A History-Making Event in Overtown: Jazz (and a Little Bit of Blues) at Jackson Soul Food

Tribute to Soul Legend Bobby Stringer
Featuring Joey Gilmore, Mel Dancy, Tree Top, Cina and More!

Free, Secured Parking Available

Art/Work Connections 15: Converting “Likes” to Email Subscribers by Patrick Barbanes 1/14/14


Art/Work Connections 15: Converting “Likes” to Email Subscribers by Patrick Barbanes
Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 6:30pm-9:00pm
AWC15 Social Media Marketing Workshop 3 Galeria Adelmo
1165 SW 6th Street
Miami, FL 33135
Register Online

Life Is Art is proud to announce the return of Art/Work Connections Professional Development Series and Artistic Networker (formerly Creative Connections).
#15: Converting Social Media Fans to Email Subscribers. Presentation by Patrick Barbanes.

In this edition of the popular Art/Work Connections (formerly Creative Connections) seminar series, we will cover building a following on social media and capturing that following to an email list. Despite the popularity of social media, email is still the most powerful promotional medium for connecting with your fans. Learn how to build up your social media following and then convert your “Likes” and “Followers” to email subscribers.

Social Media Marketing expert Patrick Barbanes, creator of “Really Simple Social Media”, will be leading the presentation. Following the presentation, there will be a social hour with complimentary wine and snacks and time for personal questions with Patrick. The information will be targeted to artists and creatives of all disciplines, but everyone is welcome.

Galeria Adelmo is located in the revitilizing Little Havana area just west of Brickell.

Cernuda Arte Opening Reception, Mendive & Three Centuries of Afro Cuban Artists 1/3/14

Cernuda Arte Opening Reception, Mendive & Three Centuries of Afro Cuban Artists
Opening Reception First Friday – Gallery Night
January 3, 2014, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Manuel MendiveCernuda Arte
3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305-461-1050 Fax: 305-461-1063

Please join us for this unique exhibition of artworks by renowned contemporary master, Manuel Mendive, accompanied by a historic and panoramic view of works by sixteen Afro Cuban artists from the 1800’s to the present.

Including outstanding examples by artists such as: Vicente Escobar, María Ariza, Emilio Rivero Merlín, Ramón Loy, Alberto Peña, Wifredo Lam, Teodoro Ramos Blanco, Roberto Diago, Guido Llinás, Uver Solís, Agustín Cárdenas, Enrique Gay García, Angel Acosta León, Nicolás Guillén Landrián, Tomás Esson, and Juan Roberto Diago.

Image: Manuel Mendive, Bodies in Movement, 1989, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 1/4 inches
Provenance: Private Collection, Italy.
Exhibited in Manuel Mendive in Padua, Colors 90, Department of Culture + Cultural Heritage, Padua, Italy, 1990, and is illustrated in the exhibition catalog, page 57, with texts by Pierre Restany and Giorgio Segato.

Concurrently on the second floor, a new group show of Cuban and Latin American artists.

Alma de Tango’s Big Year-End Milonga 12/30/13

Alma de Tango’s Big Year-End Milonga
Monday, December 30, 2013, 8:00pm-1:00am
milongaThe Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables
Miami, Florida 33134
Schedule :
Advanced Group Class 8:00p – 9:00p
Beginners Group Class 9:00p – 10:00p
Year-End Milonga 10:00p – 1:00a
Cost : $20.00 Includes both Classes & Milonga, Cash Bar.

We are closing the year and saying goodbye to 2013 with a bang! That’s right! It’s our pre NYE Year-End Milonga, and we are wrapping it up with style. Get into the spirit and come dressed in your most festive cocktail dresses and dashing suits. For it is going to be a fun packed night. Festivities will be held in the Biltmore’s Danielson Gallery. Highlights for the night include; festive decor, extra door prizes, party favors, cake, champaign and much much more! It is going to be a great big party! We can’t wait!

You can learn the tango with IDO World Tango Champion, Monica Llobet. Her weekly Tuesday night group classes are designed for all levels. From beginning basic steps and technique, to advance musicality and philosophy. As the evening continues; dance the night away with our DJ’s signature selection ranging from classic music by top Tango orchestras to Nuevo Tango by innovative new groups. Continuing with the theme of the night, the hotel will have a special selection of Argentine wines and champaign.

Soulfrito The Urban Latin Music Festival 2/22/14

Soulfrito The Urban Latin Music Festival
soulfritoFebruary 22nd, 2014
Sun Life Stadium
2269 Northwest 199th Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Featuring live performances from NAS, Don Omar, Juicy J, Victor Manuelle, Hector “El Torito” Acosta, Sensato, Plan B, Calma Carmona, DJ Camilo and DJ Enuff.

The full-day, multi-cultural celebration will be co-hosted by the popular recording artist, singer-songwriter, actress and television personality, Adrienne Bailon, together with the Dominican American presenter of Nuvo TV’s Stand and Deliver stand-up comedy show, Julissa Bermudez.

New York’s celebrated lyricist, political activist, actor and hip-hop mogul, NAS, will be performing alongside the Puerto Rican actor and King of reggaeton, Don Omar, as a tribute to the synthesis of U.S and Hispanic artistic expression that now forms part of today’s mainstream urban and pop music culture in America. Both artists will be making their inaugural concert appearance on the same stage during the nation’s 7th Annual Urban Latin Music Festival in South Florida.

Since its inception in 2002, Soulfrito The Urban Latin Music Festival has been the premier launch pad for emerging and established artists, as well as brands looking to connect with the multicultural U.S Hispanic audience that now forms today’s mainstream market. Soulfrito made an early contribution towards launching the careers of artists such as Pitbull, Wisin Y Yandel, Aventura and Kat Deluna. among others, and continues to provide an attractive platform for producers and brand partners that wish to engage second, third and fourth generation U.S Hispanics and enthusiasts of Urban Latin culture.

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Film Festival culinary program 2/23/14

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Film Festival culinary program
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Screening / 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
VIP Event / 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (invite only.)
New World Symphony
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Purchase Tickets Online

Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), produced and presented by Miami Dade
College, partners with Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival to kick-off Lee Brian Schrager’s Culinary Cinema film program with a screening of Soul of a Banquet during the Wine & Food Festival. The Festival duo will bring audiences a delicious pairing of film and food. The Sunday night movie screening with take place at the Miami Beach SoundScape, a soaring 7,000-square-foot projection wall that is a part of the New World Center.

Soul of a Banquet is the deeply personal story of Chef Cecilia Chiang, by Hong Kong-born, San Francisco-based filmmaker Wayne Wang. Both Wang and Chiang will be present for this Festival-first event. Food-world notables Ruth Reichl and Michael Murphy will moderate a Q&A after the screening. Chiang is known for introducing America to authentic Chinese food with the opening of her internationally renowned restaurant The Mandarin in 1961. While the movie itself is open to the public, a select group who purchase tickets will enjoy reserved seating during the film and a post-screening reception with hors d’oeuvres at the brand new hotel Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach, and wines from the Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida portfolio.

MOOV Festival 1/1/14

MOOV Festival
moovfestivalWednesday, January 1, 11am to 11pm
Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132
Buy Tickets Online

The MOOV festival celebrates music and the diversity of culture in the city of Miami. Therefore its lineIup consists of many genres all joining together to bring in the New Year with positive vibes and good fun. Artists from all over the globe will unite at Bayfront Park to commemorate the first day of 2014. Below are the details for the artists who will perform at MOOV Festival.

The Wailers, a legendary Jamaican band who’s reggae roots promote peace, love and equality through their Rastafarian message.
Revolvr, hit the electronic music scene in 2011, and since then has already had multiple #1 tracks in the Billboard charts. His talent goes into all genres of Electronic Music including House, Electro, Progressive, Tech House.

Other Artists on Lineup:
David Puentez, began his passion for EDM in Ibiza, and later played in Stuttgart and Frankfurt on a consecutive basis. His break was in “City Beats Live”, a program in the most popular German radioIstation, bigFM where he opened for djs such Moguai and Paul Van Dyk. Nowadays he has the support of colleagues like David Guetta, Tiesto, Bob Sinclar, Roger Sanchez, Nervo and Fatboy Slim.
Stillwell, a Tech House DJ with intense melodies enough to get any crowd jumping.
Hor!zen, stands out for their Southern Swag. This band roots from the Island Kingdom of Tonga and their talent has led them to tour all over the map.
Leslie Grace, of Dominican background stands out for her bilingual bachata songs. Her song, “Will you love me tomorrow”, hit the #1 spot on Billboards Latin Radio chart.
Dayride Ritual is comprised of Michael Vaughn on lead vocals, Dave Thomas on bass guitar, David Siclari on guitar and Mike Silvo on the drums. This band of friends get their influences from artists such as, Led Zeppelin, KISS, Guns N’ Roses and Alice in Chains to name a few.
DJ Irie, a Miami native, well known as the official DJ of the Miami Heat Basketball team and for his #1 mix show on WEDR 99 Jamz.
Stiletto, a San Diego native, is well known for her tunes played on Youtube’s Electronic Music Channel Monstercat.
Jes, was signed by Tiesto’s Black Hole Recordings. Her legendary release “As the Rush Comes” with Motorcycle has made her stand out in the EDM genre.
Avenida Zero, is a Spanish popIrock band from Miami formed in late October of 2010. Their Intense lyrics, big sound, catchy chord progressions and advanced production identify their sound as one of a kind. Comprised of lead singer Lisa Abreu, bassist Raydel Fernandez and drummer Gabriel Beltran, this group will put the crowd to dance.
Droids, the longest running band on the Vegas strip, writes their own music and are also a popular cover band. Members of the band include lead vocalist and drums Terry Warren, bass guitarist and vocalist, Frank “The Godfather” Cusenza, Mitchell Sigman on guitar, keyboard and vocals and lastly, Brendan Scholz on guitar and lead vocals.
Joseph Areas, is a talented Miami based DJ/Producer, whose love for EDM has landed him success rapidly which has allowed him to provide good quality dance music across the globe.
Atrasolis, Miami producer with highIenergy tunes and deep beats. He experiments with sounds of dub step with fidget/electro that can be most readily associated with international phenomenon Skrillex. The popularity of the style has caused him to explode on the scene.
Noel Sangar, is considered Electro/Trance/ Progressive house producer and with his skills as a songwriter he has entered into popItrance sampling the entire vocal from his wellIknown anthem “No Greater Love”. Another of Sanger’s full vocal productions, “Miracle”, spent 10 weeks on the crossoverIoriented Billboard Magazine club play chart. Sangar has played all over North America, South American and Japan.
Afrobeta, started their musical voyage in 2006. This electronic duo made their debut with their EP “Do You Party” which put them on radar while exhibiting their diverse sounds. They are unmistakably a band that transcends all genre classifications while getting the crowd fired up.

News Alert: Miami Smokers Launches National Kickstarter Campaign To Raise Funds To Build A Community Urban Smokehouse

Miami Smokers Launches National Kickstarter Campaign To Raise Funds To Build A Community Urban Smokehouse
Miami Smokers Urban Smokehouse is located at 529 SW 12 Avenue in Little Havana. The Kickstarter Campaign to raise $25,000 to build the Artisans Curing Center, is live now through Friday, January 3 at 5:20 a.m.

Officially launching their Kickstarter Campaign during their second annual Basel Biergarten pop-up in Wynwood during Art Basel week, chefs/owners Andres Barrientos and James Bowers of Miami Smokers, the city’s only smokehouse and producer of artisan bacon, are urging bacon-loving foodies, friends and fans to support their campaign to raise funds to build a fully functioning, humidity and temperature controlled community urban smokehouse and curing center.

Operating in Little Havana, the native Miami boys bring in local, high-quality, responsibly raised, heritage pigs from small, family-owned operations, and rely solely on the use of salt, smoke and temperature/humidity control to make their bacon. The duo create bacon for area restaurants, servicing clients such as The Federal, Blue Collar, Azucar Ice Cream Company, The Fontainebleau including Michael Mina’s Restaurant 74, and the Biscayne Marriott, among others, as well as treats sold at local farmers markets, such as Candied Bacon, Bacon Jerky, Smoked Salt, and Toasted Krispy Treats.

As locals who witnessed and played a part in Miami’s continued evolution into a culinary town, Barrientos and Bowers have a bigger dream – a social obligation of sorts – to preserve the trend of supporting local, and help solidify it into a way of life. Their contribution: Miami’s own Artisans Curing Center (ACC), a curing facility that can be used by chefs and local artisans to produce charcuterie in a controlled and monitored environment. With design plans underway, Barrientos and Bowers plan to file permits for construction of the USDA curing facility in January 2014.

In an attempt to fund the ACC, Miami Smokers has launched a Kickstarter Campaign to raise $25,000. A fairly new platform that facilitates crowd funding to bring creative projects to life, Kickstarter is a web-based forum for supporters to donate funds in return for “rewards”. Miami Smokers has a slew of pledge options, from $1 to $8,000, with rewards ranging from branded swag to food such as candied bacon and charcuterie of the month, and even private dinners or whole roasted pig parties. The Miami Smokers ACC project will only be funded if at least $25,000 is pledged by Friday, January 3, 2014 at 5:20 a.m. Supporters can monitor progress, learn more about the project, or donate at


Born and raised in Miami and friends for over 15 years, Barrientos and Bowers both have long-standing experience in the culinary industry. Most recently, the pair worked together at Aaron’s Catering in Miami, where Barrientos is still executive chef, and Bowers served as sous chef. A pop-up brunch series where they created everything from scratch, introduced the friends to curing their own bacon. Their creation, especially the candied version, proved to be a big hit and the boys realized they had stumbled upon something special. The newfound passion led them to Tennessee where they met with Allan Benton of Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams, who provides some of the nation’s top chefs and restaurateurs with bacon for their award-winning restaurants. Benton showed them his operation, shared the secrets of his perfected tradition, and even sparked the idea of creating their local smokehouse. Barrientos and Bowers returned to Miami and Miami Smokers was born.

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#GiveChurchAShot with WynwoodChurch at Shots Miami 1/19/14

#GiveChurchAShot w/ WynwoodChurch at SHOTS Miami
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 11:00am
wynwoodchurchShots Miami
311 NW 23th St.
Miami, Florida 33127
Questions? Drop us a line at: Connect@WynwoodChurch.com

We’re beyond excited about what God is doing in Miami through Wynwood Church! We launched this ministry a year and a half ago with the desire to serve the city of Miami and love the people in the community!

Our next big step on this exciting journey is for us to move into the neighborhood on 01/19/14 for our very first service in Wynwood at Shots Miami at 11am!

In 2014 #GiveChurchAShot – this isn’t like any church service you’ve ever attended. It’s church in the 21st century!

WynwoodChurch is a modern church concept with an innovative approach. Relationship, not religion.

We are a community of faith, hope and love becoming passionate followers of Jesus Christ loving the city & its people.

Irreversible Magazine and Oxenberg Fine Art Exhibition of Fernando Vignoli 12/28/13

Irreversible Magazine and Oxenberg Fine Art Exhibition of Fernando Vignoli
Saturday, December 28th, from 12PM to 2PM
irreversibleOxenberg Fine Art
50 Ne 29th Street
Miami, Fl 33137

Fernando Vignoli was born in Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, on August 14, 1960. He studied at Colégio Militar (a high school held by the Brazilian Army) and concluded his high school education at Colégio Pitágoras where he majored in architectural design. He graduated in Visual Communication at ESAP Escola Superior de Artes Visuais (University School of Visual Arts). Vignoli’s oil paintings rife with passageways, labyrinths, doors and windows are swathed in light to symbolize the possibility of escape from an unwanted reality. His strict, structured childhood under the watchful eye of his father, an army captain, inspires many of his works.

Looking at his paintings, writes John Ensley Hooker, who contributed to a recent monograph about the artist, “is like walking through a labyrinth of walls painted by him. Either you end up in a dark corner without knowing where to go, or you discover a vibrant view of the artist’s soul.”

Sunset over Miami Above the Mayfair 12/29/13

Sunset over Miami
Mayfair-poolside twilight horizSundays, 2 – 9 p.m.
Above the Mayfair – rooftop
300 Florida Avenue
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Reminisce on the good and the great of 2013 every Sunday afternoon at Above the Mayfair Hotel & Spa. The hotel invites locals to send-off the year with lounging, dancing and live entertainment. Locals can relax and unwind as the sun sets over Miami, while enjoying bottle service and pitcher specials and delicious menu items, including: sushi, ceviche and a fresh oyster bar with a strong influence of Asian ingredients.

Vibe tunes will be commanded by resident DJs, JP Rigaud and Bryan Peroni. To truly complete the farewell ritual, party goers will experience the unique sounds and rhythms of Sunset Drumming by Papa Loko.

Complimentary early drinks will be served for the ladies from 2 to 3 p.m. and drink specials until 4pm. Complimentary petite massage treatments will also be available from 3 to 5 p.m. Bottle service specials, margaritas, sangria, caipirinhas and mojito pitcher specials. Valet parking will be at a $5 discounted rate with a validated ticket.

Roberto Cavalli Miami Restaurant Lavish New Year’s Eve Packages 12/31/13

Roberto Cavalli’s Soon-Coming Miami Restaurant Offers Lavish New Year’s Eve Packages
Tuesday, December 31st, 6:00 p.m. – Late night
Christmas Glittering background. Holiday abstract textureCavalli Miami
150 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Guests may choose from three different types of tables, which include the Cavalli table (maximum of 5 people) for $3,000; the Cavalli VIP table (maximum of 5 people) for $5,000; and the Roberto Cavalli VIP table (maximum 8/10 people) for $10,000. Tables will be available in regular or open bar tickets. To purchase a table, please contact Patrick Lingle at 786.236.0876 or via email at patrick@cavallimiami.com.

Roberto Cavalli will open his highly sought-after Miami restaurant this season in South Beach. The upscale Italian restaurant/lounge will offer tweaked takes on tradition Tuscan fare and a selection of wines from the Cavalli Vineyards in Florence in chic, animal-print settings.

As New Year’s Eve approaches, the soon-to-be Miami hot spot is offering lavish packages for those looking to indulge in an ultra-stylish Cavalli New Year’s celebration. Packages include an a la carte menu, comprised of highly anticipated Italian menu items (with 7PM seating) for $200 per person and a 3-course menu (with 10PM seating) for $300 per person. The party, which will be held in the lounge, begins at 11PM and will last late into the night. As guests countdown the last few seconds of 2013, they will have the rare opportunity of toasting in the new year with Roberto Cavalli himself.

Zeve 2014 New Year’s Eve at the V Room Brickell 12/31/13

Zeve 2014 | New Year’s Eve at the V Room Brickell
Zeve2014_5x7Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 9:00PM – 4:00AM
The V Room at the Neo Vertika
690 Southwest 1st Court
Miami, FL 33130
Buy Tickets Online

7 Hours of Inclusive Cocktails and Bites while overlooking the magnificent Miami skyline.
Your NYE 2014 experience with us will be one you will never forget.
DJ Malone & Video DJ Adivo

3 Ticket Options:
**Zeve Ticket ($95.00) will include Unlimited Cocktails & Light Bites in the General event area.
**Zeve VIP Ticket ($145.00) will include access to the VIP Area, Unlimited Premium Cocktails, & a large Culinary spread.
IMPORTANT: For $20.00 OFF your ticket, Use Promo Code: Zevents!
**Zeve Table Package ($500.00) will include VIP Admission for 4, 2 Premium Bottles of choice, VIP Table. ++ 18% Gratuity & $.07 Tax

Maria Lepe Winter Fashion Show at Shore Club Hotel 12/28/13

Maria Lepe Winter Fashion Show at Shore Club Hotel
marialepeflyerShore Club South Beach
Saturday, December 28, 2013, Doors open at 10:00 p. m.
Shore Club
1901 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach , Florida
The event is open to the public and guests can RSVP Online

Fashion Designer Maria Lèpe to Showcase Haute Evening Gowns and Sexy Swimwear

MegaCity Events, Urban Gypsy Productions and Vitamin C Communications will host the Maria Lèpe Winter Fashion Show with cocktails in the Garden Lounge. The Fashion Show, which will feature the designer’s evening and swimwear collection, starts at 11:00 p.m. An after party will take place in the Red Room Lounge of the Shore Club immediately following the show with music by RBK.

Born in Los Angeles, Maria Lèpe was bitten by the fashion bug at a very early age inspired by the glamour of her favorite dolls. She was acquainted to the art of making clothes by her grandmother in Mexico and later on, moved to South Florida to pursue her passion for fashion at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, where she graduated. It was there that she won the “Best Gown Collection” award and decided to move to New York to attend the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). From there, Lèpe’s couture talent and great fashion sense helped her land an internship with internationally known designer, Vera Wang. After graduation from FIT, she worked closely with Rosita Hurtado where she perfected her detail techniques and developed her signature style. Maria took some time off and traveled on an adventurous trip through France and Italy and got inspired to launch her label which she called Lèpe in honor of her grandparents’ name.

Maria’s vision for Lèpe is a fusion of elegance, fun and sex appeal. Inspired by lush colors and fine fabrics, her garments make a woman feel confident and apart from the rest.

Ring in 2014 at Sea Onboard the Resorts World Bimini SuperFast Cruise Ship Fire and Ice Party 12/31/13

Ring in 2014 at Sea Onboard the Resorts World Bimini SuperFast Cruise Ship’s Fire & Ice Party
NYETuesday, December 31st, departs at 9 pm and arrives back at 6 am.
Departing from Port Miami’s Terminal H (Parking in Garage G)
Tickets Available Online
Guests 18 and older must have a valid I.D.

Come celebrate New Year’s Eve at sea on the fastest cruise ship in the Americas! The New Year’s Eve Fire & Ice Party will feature DJs, dancing, casino action, champagne toast and a firework display over Bimini!

The New Year’s Eve “Fire and Ice” party cruise includes live entertainment and dancing under the stars, gaming action in the ship’s casino and sports book, a champagne toast and a spectacular fireworks display over the island of Bimini. The Bimini SuperFast will depart PortMiami’s Terminal H at 9pm and return at 6am on January 1st. Reservations begin at $149 per person, with a VIP package including a three-course dinner and private disembarkation lounge priced at $199 per person.

Kiwi Arts Group Presents Marc Schmidt i-Miami 2013 Opening Reception 12/28/13

Kiwi Arts Group Presents Marc Schmidt i-Miami 2013 Opening Reception
imiamiKiwi Arts Group
Saturday, December 28. 7 p.m.
87 NE 40 Street
Miami Design District, 33137
RSVP to rsvp@kiwiartsgroup.com

They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words, in which case ‘i-Miami 2013,’ Marc Schmidt’s debut photography exhibition, speaks volumes. Reminiscent of Walker, Vishniac, Atget, Lange and Arbus, Marc Schmidt’s photography is strong and thought-provoking, reflecting the zeitgeist of the postmodern World. Using the simplest of tools, his iPhone camera and his bicycle for transportation, Schmidt has created a poignant visual essay of the inner city and its denizens. Schmidt’s affinity and respect for his subject matter are evident in the narrative structure of his compositions and the intuitive poetic resonance of his imagery.

Marc Schmidt was born in Chicago and raised in Hamburg. A physician by profession, Schmidt has had a love affair with the art of photography since his teen years when he started documenting street scenes in Hamburg. Schmidt has traveled around the world capturing life in all its aspects for over a decade and has previously published his work only once; a photography essay on a refugee camp in Ruanda. He has been running a successful photo rental studio in Hamburg since 2001. In 2013 he opened CU-1 Gallery in downtown Miami and has been documenting Miami street life since April of the same year.

16th Annual Coral Gables Blues Fest 1/16/14-1/26/14

16th Annual Coral Gables Blues Fest
bluesfestJanuary 16-26, 2014
Fritz & Franz Bierhaus
60 Merrick Way
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Bierhaus.cc (305)774-1883

Free Admission
VIP Ticket Pachages Available (Includes $30 food & beverage tickets, one giant Bierhaus Mug and one BluesFest T-Shirt. Save $15!)
Rain or Shine
Handicap Accessible

The best of local, regional & touring blues!

Master(s) of Ceremonies
Stan Street, Clarksdale Mississippi
Mindi Lang, Magic 102.7
Frank Consola, WDNA 88.9

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Jeff Prine Group featuring Rita Wilburn & Juanita Dixon – 6-8:30pm
Big City Band – 9:00-11pm

Friday, January 17, 2014
Mr. “O” and The Soul Edition Band – 5-6:30pm
Jr. Drinkwater & the Westside Blues Band – 7-8:30pm
Soulfonic – 9-11:00pm

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Lowdown 13 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Sheba the Mississippi Queen & The Soul Kings – 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Jumpstreet 88s feat. Piano Bob & Stan Street – 5:00 – 6:30pm
David Shelley & Bluestone – 7:00 – 8:30pm
Biscuit Miller & The Mix – 9:00pm – 11:00pm

Sunday, January 19, 2014
Funky Blu Roots – 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues – 3-6pm
Joel Da Silva & Midnight Howl – 6:30-8pm

Monday, January 20, 2014
Lynne Noble & Rob Friedman Band – 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Allnighters – 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Transition Blues Band – 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Jonny Ciao’s Blues Cusine – 5:30pm – 7:00pm
18 Wheelers – 7:30pm – 11:00pm

Friday, January 24, 2014
Deck 52 – 6-8pm
IKO IKO – 8:30-10:30am

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Eric Austin Blues Band – 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Wade Baker Group – 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Joey Gilmore Blues Band – 7:00pm – 8.30pm
Little Mike & The Tornadoes – 9:00pm – 11:00pm

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Liz Sharp Blues Band – 1-3pm
Bobby Nathan Blues Band – 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Sean Chambers – 6-8pm

Info provided courtesy of Jazz & Blues Florida

Viernes Cultural/Cultural Friday 12/27/13

viernesViernes Cultural/Cultural Friday
December 27, 2013 – 7 to 11 pm
SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho) between 13th and 18th Avenues

Miami’s best arts and music festival on the last Friday of every month. Join us Friday for a fun filled evening!

Domino Plaza, at SW 15th Ave & 8th St.
Join us in celebrating another Viernes Cultural/Cultural Friday. Little Havana’s popular art and culture festival is a great event for the whole family. Enjoy music and discover works by local artists and artisans in and around our iconic Domino Plaza on SW 8th Street and SW 15th Avenue, and behold contemporary and historic artworks at our many fine art galleries along Calle Ocho. Finish off your fabulous Friday night by savoring a delicious dinner at one of our various restaurants, boasting cuisine from all over the world. Come dance, eat, shop and enjoy a delightful evening in Little Havana!

Palo! 9:30 pm
Afro-Cuban funk is their style, extremely danceable music. An unmatched musical energy, catchy original songs and amazing display of impromptu virtuosity. A mix of Latin and urban sounds give PALO! their unique, infectious style.
Michel Villamar – 7:30
Florida Opera Prima – 8:00
Vicente Mora Trio – Cuban Traditional – 8:30

Viernes Culturales Gallery @ Futurama Building
1637 SW 8th St, Miami 33135

Walking Tour of Little Havana
Where: Meet in front of the Tower Theater (1508 SW 8th St.)
When: 7 pm Cost: FREE
Viernes Culturales brings you the 12th anniversary of Dr. Paul George’s history walking tours thru Little Havana. This month’s special Roads Edge tour is being offered for the first time in 3 years. It will examine a large swath of Shenandoah and bring us to the edge of the hallowed roads neighborhood. Join us for a night of history.

Daniella Viotti
The Living Statue Performer has been mesmerizing crowds at Viernes Culturales for many years. Daniela is a performer and award winning sculptor. She loves performing as a Living Statue at Viernes Culturales and giving so much positive energy to all that stop and pose with her!

Free face painting at Miami Arts Parade booth
Where: Domino Plaza
Miami Arts Parade represent this soulful community perfectly. Their desire to beautify us through costumes and performances makes for a perfect combination….Get your coupon for Azucar Ice Cream while supplies last.

Agustin Gainza Art Gallery
Art by Annie M.
Art by JTW
Art of Freedom
Art by Ninoska
Celia Reigle Art Space
Cuba Ocho Art & Research Center
Didi Marchi Art Studio
Gemini Art Gallery
Kontempo Art
Maggie Genova-Cordovi Studio
Magnetism Art Gallery
Marta G. Ismail Fine Art
Maxoly /Latin Art Core
Mildrey Guillot Fine Art
Molina Fine Art
Obrapia Fine Art Restoration
Penner Studios
Rafiño Art
Roy Rodriguez Art
Santos Fine Art Gallery
Sculptures by Mari Sanchez
Unzueta Gallery
Freddy Villamil Art Studio

SW 12th Ave & SW 6 Street
El Fresco Art Project Space
ArtSpoken Performing Arts Center
6th St Dance Studio
Carlos Alves & JC Carroll Studios
Ritz on 6th Ceramics
6th St Container Alternative Arts Space
2B Asian Bristo – Alfaro’s -Azucar Ice Cream – Casa Panza Cafe –
Catharsis Restaurant – Cuba Ocho -El Cristo Restaurant & Cafeteria- El Pub –
El Exquisito Restaurant -Oriental Restaurant –
Little Havana to Go
Art District Cigars – Cuban Cigar, Co. – Cuba Tobacco Cigar, Co. –
Little Havana Cigar Factory – Top Cigars – GR Tabacaleras Co. –
Tabacalera La Tradicion Cubana – Wild Vapor

Visit the Executive Fantasy Hotel booth.

Dozens of NEW local artists and artisans (including local authors) selling their wares in our outdoor Arts Fair.
Restaurants & bars featuring Cuban, Thai/Sushi, Chinese, Spanish and Mexican cuisine.
Traditional fruteria at 13th Ave. & SW 8th St.
Beautiful art galleries & artist studios open for you to explore (some featuring live music).
Live music (and dance) in many of our local venues: flamenco, traditional Cuban music, Afro-Cuban rumba, more!
Unique stores selling locally made cigars (cigars rolled in person), Latin music CDs, gifts, guayaberas and more!
Visit littlehavanaguide.com for a free visitor’s guide to Little Havana, complete with interactive maps; articles about music, shops, arts and cultural walking tours.

Free Art Gallery Tour: Join us for a stroll of our galleries in Calle 8. The group will meet in front of Tower Theater at 8:30 pm.
Free Trolley Service:
The City of Miami takes you for free in the Miami Trolley leaving from the Mary Brickell Village and the Brickell Metrorail/Metromover Station to the heart of the Viernes Culturales festival every 15 minutes.

Imperia Miami Presents Casino Royal Masquerade Ball 12/31/13

Imperia Miami Presents Casino Royal Masquerade Ball
Imperia Miami NYE EviteDecember 31, 2013, doors open at 8:00PM
Imperia Miami
20 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132

$30 GA Pre-Sale ($40 Door); $50 VIP All Access (Open Bar Not Included); $100 Open Bar (Includes Champagne Toast); Capricorn’s Birthday’s will be offered Free admission all night.
RSVP Online

Imperia Miami And Vice Events Present New Year’s Eve Masquerade Casino Royale Ball

Imperia Miami will host a New Year’s Eve bash offering two floors of James Bond-like entertainment featuring “Bond Girl” dancers, silk rope performers, golden greeters, internationally renowned DJs and a live White Tiger! Three-course pre-fix menu will be available from 8:00pm to 11:00pm for $99.

Art Center Wynwood End of the Year Cocktail Party 12/27/13

End of the Year Cocktail Party
Friday December 27th 2013, 7 to 10 pm
Art Center Wynwood
149 NW 36 St
Miami FL 33127

Wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season and Prosperity in the New Year
Thank you for your continuous support
Looking forward to see you Friday !!
Complimentary drinks & appetizers will be served
Enjoy a unique contemporary art show in display
Dressing code: Casual

Our best regards
Art Center Miami Team

A New Year’s Eve Celebration at News Lounge 12/31/13


A New Year’s Eve Celebration
New Year's Eve flyer - front - 800pxTuesday, December 31, 2013
Doors Open at 8pm (Open Bar 8 – 11pm)
The News Lounge
5580 NE 4th Court
Miami, Florida 33137
Tickets Available Online: Receive a 50% discount ($60 Early Birds) Online for General Admission with Open Bar, if purchased by Dec. 29th, Use Code “worm” for discount)*
For Info / Ticket Purchase

Admission includes a 3-hour Open Bar From 8 – 11pm; Passed Hors D’oeuvres; Party Favors; Midnight Toast & so much fun to last until the next New Year’s Eve party…

Avoid getting stuck in traffic and paying astronomical fees for parking!!! Instead spend your precious time on the dance floor and bring in the New Year in spectacular fashion at The News Lounge in a relaxed, stress free environment, and have yourself a very fun and entertaining NYE celebration.

Music by: Chilly; Plus, a surprise guest DJ

New Year's Eve flyer - back - 800px* To apply your 50% discount on the General Admission ticket with the Open Bar, go to the main ticket page (link below), select the quantity you’d like to purchase and then click on the link “Enter promotional code” above the Order Now button to enter your discount code: worm; and continue with Order Now…

Bottle Service Available (Prices listed on the Ticket Page) Click Here for Ticket Info / Purchase

The Federal New Year’s Feast 12/31/13

The Federal Hosts a New Year’s Feast
December 31st, 2013
The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions
5132 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137

Oh, Oh…It’s resolution time again! The time of the year when you’re looking to break bad habits, pick up good ones and wake up to a fresh, new 2014 choked full of promise and success.

So in-keeping with the ideas of success, fortune and promise, the Federal will be offering a New Year’s Eve Feast inspired by the new year allegory and festivities. Chef Cesar Zapata has created a 5 course feast integrating ingredients representing the symbolic nature of the new year as his partner in crime, Ani Meinhold, will be pairing it with 5 different types of bubbles.

Five course feast will cost $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity; sparkling wine pairing will cost $30 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The Federal will be taking open reservations from 7pm to 10:30pm

Complimentary midnight champagne toast and gold coins for good luck are included.

Post-Release: media launch of SoulFrito The Urban Latin Music Festival

Calma Carmona Makes Her Miami Debut In Front Of An Intimate Audience At The Media Launch For Soulfrito The Urban Latin Music Festival
Puerto Rican singer-songwriter provides some Soulful Latin flavor and a taste of emerging musical talent as part of the festival¹s line-up in February 2014

The week of Art Basel set the scene at Cafeina Lounge in Miami¹s Wynwood Arts District on Thursday, December 5th, for the official Media Launch of SOULFRITO The Urban Latin Music Festival presented by Hennessy.

During the evening¹s invitation-only event, celebrated Puerto Rican songwriter and recording artist, Calma Carmona, took to the stage for her first South Florida appearance and a highly anticipated live acoustic performance in front of a receptive crowd of Miami¹s discerning music enthusiasts. Following an initial cocktail reception, courtesy of Hennessy, Butta P from Miami¹s popular 99 Jamz radio station introduced Carmona on-stage to an eager applause. The inaugural unplugged performance consisted of her own opening rendition of ³Fever² by La Lupe, followed by a series of upbeat Latin soul tracks from her ³There¹s No Other Girl² live session EP. Miami was given a sneak peak of Carmona¹s debut performance three months before she takes to the stage at SOULFRITO The Urban Latin Music Festival in February next year at Sun Life Stadium, as part of an eclectic line-up of emerging talent.

Additional talent featured during the evening included Anané and Louie Vega, the husband and wife duo from New York, who span a mix of house and other soulful underground favorites throughout the evening. The American musician of Puerto Rican ancestry, Louie Vega, is one half of the Masters At Work musical production team. Vega¹s father, Luis Vager, was a jazz saxophonist, and his uncle was singer Héctor Lavoe of the Fania All-Stars. All three artists Carmona along with Anané and Louie Vega met for the first time and were seen relaxing in the upstairs Hennessy VIP lounge at Cafeina with SOULFRITO founder, Melissa Giles, during press interviews and photography following Carmona¹s on-stage performance.

Miami-based muralist, Diana Contreras, gave invited guests an example of today¹s most avant-garde street art during the evening¹s entertainment. The Peruvian artist, now living in Miami, experimented with charcoal, pastel and spray paint, as she turned a blank canvas in to a design masterpiece by the time the evening came to an end.

Since its inception in 2002, SOULFRITO The Urban Latin Music Festival has been the premier launch pad for emerging and established artists, as well as brands looking to connect with the multicultural U.S Hispanic audience that now forms today¹s mainstream market. Founded by Miami-based entrepreneur, Melissa Giles, SOULFRITO made an early contribution towards launching the careers of artists such as Pitbull, Wisin Y Yandel, Aventura and Kat Deluna, among others, and continues to provide an attractive platform for producers and brand partners that wish to engage second, third and fourth generation US-Hispanics and enthusiasts of Urban Latin culture.

Strategic partnerships have been formed ahead of SOULFRITO The Urban Latin Music Festival in February next year at Sun Life Stadium, including with Clear Channel¹s Mega 949, who will act as the festival¹s exclusive Latin radio partner, along with WEDR 99 Jams, the leading radio station for the 18-34 demographic. In partnership with the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, SOULFRITO will be offering a series Travel Package giveaways in feeder markets nationwide and for those looking to attend the festival who are traveling from outside Florida.

SOULFRITO The Urban Latin Music Festival will take place on February 22nd, 2014, at Sun Life Stadium, featuring NAS, Don Omar, Juicy J, Victor Manuelle, Hector “El Torito” Acosta, Sensato, Plan B, Sensato Calma Carmona, DJ Camilo,DJ Enuff and hosted by Adrienne Bailon and Julissa Bermudez.

Tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster by visiting www.soulfrito.com.

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CANCELED NYE 2014 Porcao and KAO Lounge 12/31/13


NYE 2014 Porcao & KAO Lounge
porcaoTuesday, December 31, 2013, 7:00p-3:00pm
Porcao Farm to Grill | KAO Lounge
901 Brickell Plaza
Miami, Fl 33130
Purchase Tickets Online

Out with the old, and in with the you! New Year’s Eve should be a night to remember, so why not remember it your way?

Your NYE 2014 experience with us will be one you will hopefully never forget. Your evening will consist of Video DJ’s, Midnight Champagne Toast, Balloon Drop, Live Entertainment, & so much more..

At Porcao Farm to Grill we will be featuring 2 dinner seatings.

The First seating, our early evening seating, will start at 7pm. It includes a delicious 4 course dinner from our Chef prepared prix fixe menu and a champagne toast.

The Second seating, Our late seating, will start at 10pm & allows you to keep your table for the entire evening. It includes an amazing 5 course dinner from Chef prepared prix fix menu and a champagne toast. Throughout the night we will have Miami’s top DJ’s keeping the perfect New Years Eve atmosphere.

If you purchase our Early Evening dinner package, you can add on our KAO Lounge after party ticket, which includes open bar from 8 – 11pm for only $30.00.

At KAO Lounge we will be featuring 2 ticket packages.

Our New Years KAO Lounge ticket gives you access to KAO Lounge for the duration of the night, open bar from 8 – 11pm, and pass-arounds from our executive Chef Jeff O’Neill.

The second ticket option is our Bottle Service package for 4 which includes 3 bottles (1 champagne & 2 spirits), as well as open bar & Chef Pass-Arounds, and a VIP table from 8pm till 3am.

For Table Information call: (305)-318-6738
All dinner and table packages are ++ (Tax & Gratuity)

Genesis Presented by Ferosh and The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 1/1/14

Genesis Presented by Ferosh and The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Wednesday, Jan 01, 2014, 8:00am – 5:00pm
1235 Washington Ave
Miami Beach FL 33139
Buy Tickets Online

It originated over 10 years ago as a simple attempt to break away from the ordinary New Year’s Eve celebrations, FEROSH’s legendary GENESIS event has now become a tradition to dance music lovers.

From neighboring states and continents, over 3000 guests flock down to Miami’s South Beach every year to start their New Year with the big room sound of the world renowned DJ/Producer Tracy Young and her special guest performers. This year DJ Paulo from Los Angeles will be spinning along side Tracy Young. At 8am New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2014, GENESIS will return to Miami’s most famous club, Mansion and once again provide a sanctuary for those who refuse to take part in South Beach’s chaotic New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Aware of our role within the LGBT community, GENESIS 2014 supports our Florida LGBT community through our official partnership with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Together we celebrate the recognition of same-sex marriages by the federal government and support the efforts to overturn Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is a non – profit organization founded in the 1973 with a mission to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of the LGBT movement. A portion of GENESIS 2014 proceeds will be donated to The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

First annual fundraiser benefiting the MDC Museum of Art + Design 2/13/14

First annual fundraiser benefiting the MDC Museum of Art + Design
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 8 – 11 p.m.
The Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College
paperhearts600 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
General Admission: $75
VIP Tickets: $200
Buy Tickets Online

Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, VIP Lounge, 50 Works on Paper silent auction curated by Bernice Steinbaum, and romantic grooves from DJ Hottpants with a feature set by Miami’s own Afrobeta!

Featured Artists:
John Adkins, Anne Austin Pearce, Jennifer Basile, Lucas Blanco, Carola Bravo, Carol Brown, Manuel Carbonell, Lynne Golob Gelfman, Víctor John Gómez, Enrique Gómez de Molina, Natalya Laskis, Ralph Provisero, Loren Santiesteban, Claudia Scalise, Carrie Sieh, Elena Sisto, Sara Stites, Robert Thiele, Marcos Valella, Jaimie Warren, …among many others.

Life in Color Festival 12/27/13

Life in Color Festival
licmiami1Friday Dec 27, 2013, 2:00PM – 1:00AM
Sun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr.
Miami Gardens, FL
Purchase Tickets
Unlock Your Discount With Promo Code: AMPM
The Platinum Package (Closest View to the Stage) – $7500 minimum + Tax + Gratitude +Service Charge Permits 20 Guests
The Gold Package – $5000 minimum + Tax + Gratitude +Service Charge Permits 10 Guests
The Silver Package – $2500 minimum + Tax + Gratitude +Service Charge Permits 6 Guests

As you already know, AMPM Presents has been at the forefront of the revolution in VIP Service for large-scale EDM events for the past few years. With this kind of reputation, our guests have come to expect nothing but the best in upscale service and the best in dance music from our team.

This December 27th, we take things a little further by collaborating with our friends at Life In Color, to provide nothing but the best in VIP service for a discerning crowd, while giving them a luxurious front seat to the total sensory experience that is Life In Color Miami, and giving the Life In Color brand an exposure to the more adult AMPM demographic. Our level of service, with the experience of Life in Color – a truly astounding combination. Taking place at Sunlife Stadium, with a stellar lineup of Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Major Lazer, Excision, Chuckie, R3hab, Headhunterz, Dirtyphonics, David Solano, Brass Knuckles, Heroes X Villains, Etc! Etc!, Xkore, and a special live performance by 2Chainz.

Filmmaker Holiday Party 12/19/13

Filmmaker Holiday Party
Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Mansini’s Pizza House
541 Southwest 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33130
Admission is free but please RSVP Online.

Miami Filmmakers Collective, Indiefilmclub & Borscht Film Festival invite you to celebrate the holidays and get to know fellow local filmmakers making cool stuff. There’ll be video on the wall and music playing in a sweet outdoor courtyard in Little Havana. $3 beer + $4 wine. First to arrive get free slice of pizza, courtesy of Mansini’s Pizza.

Average Joe Art Sale New Years ResYolution Edition benefiting Life Is Art 1/5/14

Average Joe Art Sale, New Years Resyolution edition
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 3:00pm until 8:00pm
New Years Resyolution flyerYo Space
294 NE 62nd St
Miami, Florida 33138
RSVP on Facebook

It’s a new year and we’re ready to put our money where our mouth is. 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. In the interest of showing you how dedicated we are to supporting the local art scene, this month we’re donating 10% of all sales to an organization that has been doing just that for way longer than we have, Life Is Art, Inc.

We still have a fresh 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 we also have James Brutus Art taking over our featured artist Installation wall at the space, can’t wait to see what he has in store for us!

Wasabi Fashion Kult will have a up a pop up version of their THE KULT shop for you to peruse. Cog Nomen will be back with us this month, playing their electronic psychedelic tunes around 5-6pm. Tony Laurencio of Afrobeta and Beatmachines will also be performing a solo set. And Wynwood Brewing Company is providing some of their delicious beer too!

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

Visiting Artists:
Reinier Gamboa
Ruben Ubiera
J. Bellicchi (REMOTE)
Claudio Picasso (CP1)
8bit Lexicon
James Brutus
-Arnaud Pages
Ernesto Kunde
Rei Ramirez
Daniel Ferrer
-Nadia Desjardins
-Pascal Doytier
-Jeff Dekal

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.

Make sure and check out our Spotlight Artist this month Tee Davis (Teepop), who’ll have a totally new batch of work just for us!


Holiday Eve Party 2013 at Nanking Asian Grill 12/24/13

Holiday Eve Party 2013
Saturday, December 24th, 6pm –9pm
Nanking Asian Grill at The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina Hotel
1881 SE 17th Street Causeway
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Ages 21+

Admission Price:  Cost is $20 per person at the door. Online tickets $20.00 / includes one drink ticket

Let’s face it, everything is closed on Christmas Eve, so what’s a person to do?  That was the exact question Harry Baum had several years ago.  Baum was the publisher of South Florida Single Living newspaper. His solution; produce the Holiday Eve Party – where young singles can celebrate in their own way by getting together on this highly festive day of the year. That was over 25 years ago.  “Since virtually everything is closed, and only a few restaurants are open, there’s very little to do!  I thought it would be nice to have an event to help take those “holiday blues” away,” Baum said.

This year’s event will be unlike any other Christmas Eve party in South Florida…no smoky nightclubs…only a beautiful location overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.  This event welcomes all singles, non-singles for a night to remember.

Nanking Asian Grill is an incredibly fun and beautiful location for this year’s Holiday Eve Party. It’s also centrally located in all of South Florida with easy access to virtually all points from Kendall to West Palm Beach making it perfect for the entire South Florida singles community. Unlike other Christmas Eve parties charging $30 admission, the Holiday Eve Party under the Stars has lowered their tickets price to $20 online.

The GMCVB Re-vamped Miami Temptations Programming for 2014

The GMCVB Re-vamped Miami Temptations Programming for 2014

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is set to kick-off 2014 with a new and expanded programming line-up of its wildly popular Miami Temptations program, which is sponsored by MasterCard Priceless Miami and takes a thematic focus on the best that Greater Miami and the Beaches has to offer at attractive prices.
For the first-time ever, the Bureau introduces Miami Cruise Month in January along with Miami Sports Month in March and announces new dates for its traditional Miami Romance Month, which will now be celebrated in February, while Miami Film Month will take place in June.

In 2014, each themed month will continue to offer locals and visitors the opportunity to enjoy value-driven opportunities and promotions throughout Greater Miami and the Beaches. A brief line-up description of the new 2014 Miami Temptations program follows.

January – Miami Cruise Month: Encourages consumers to plan-ahead and book a cruise on a participating cruise line, with itineraries departing from PortMiami as well as special pre- and post-cruise hotel stays. 
February – Miami Romance Month: Enjoy romantic offers at local participating hotels, restaurants, attractions, as well as heritage neighborhood tours throughout the city. 
March – Shop Miami Month: During March, spend $500 or more at a participating mall, retailer or heritage neighborhood shopping district and receive a special gift valued at up to $50. 
April – Miami Sports Month: Features discounts to a multitude of recreational activities found throughout Greater Miami & the Beaches including golf, tennis, bicycling, running, boating, water sports and more.
May – Miami Museum Month: Enjoy "buy one, get one free" admissions at participating museums. 
June – Miami Film Month: Enjoy pop-up film screenings and exclusive tours of iconic film sets. 
July + August – Miami Spa Month: Enjoy special $99 treatments usually priced at $200 or more at Miami’s premier participating spas. 
August + September – Miami Spice Restaurant Month: Top dining destinations in the area offer mouth-watering meals at incredible savings.
October – Miami Attractions Month: Visit or re-visit many unique participating attractions, while enjoying "buy one, get one free" admissions and other discount offers. 
November – Miami Live Month: Take advantage of exciting deals at live entertainment venues including live music, live theater performances and more.

From the shopaholic or film fanatic to the hopeless romantic, the Miami Temptations program gives consumers a chance to indulge in things they absolutely love at attractive prices.

The Pinecrest Farmers Market 12/22/13

The Pinecrest Farmers Market
Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL

Buying local food promotes environmental sustainability. The average distance food travels is 1,500 miles, increasing dependence on petroleum and increasing greenhouse emissions that contribute to global warming. There is little to no packaging and eating local produce is more nutritious because it is sold soon after it’s picked.

To add to Pinecrest’s Farmers Market’s environment-friendly setting under a canopy of verdant trees that provide the perfect shade and backdrop for a relaxed weekend morning, South Florida’s first public electric car fast-charging station will be installed in the Pinecrest Gardens parking lot in about a month.

Buying produce from the Pinecrest Farmers Market supports local farmers who grow organic and local fruits and vegetables in Homestead, the Redlands, Fort Pierce and Clewiston.

By visiting the farmers market one develops a relationship with the farmers, helping families gain a better understanding of the environment, weather, seasons and science of agriculture. All these lessons are passed on to the next generation, who will then be the stewards of the environment.

Spending money on locally grown food increases the value of the land to the farmer, makes development less likely and conserves open green spaces.

Vendors in Pinecrest’s Farmers Market include: certified Organic Bee Haven Farm produce, Keez Beez locally harvested honey and Rochelois organic certified jams from the Redlands and Homestead.

The Farmers Market has something for everyone: Babe Froman Fine Sausages sells gourmet sausages and meat made with gluten-free, hormone and antibiotic free meats.

Forno Italiano Pizza uses only Australian Pine in its wood-burning oven (Australian Pine is an invasive species that displaces native beach plant communities that provide critical wildlife habitats for threatened or endangered plant and animal species).

And Living Colors Nursery is the first in the State of Florida to enroll in the Best Management Program, which is a voluntary program that growers can join to affirm they are using practices to reduce exposure to the environment of fertilizers and chemicals.

There are a total of 63 vendors that have signed up with the Green Market Co-op, which runs the market.

Aside from holding one of the most environmentally responsible farmers markets in South Florida, the Village of Pinecrest champions green initiatives that include: a Strategic Green Action Plan, Sustainable Building Regulations, a Carbon Off-set Program, Florida Green City Certification, LEED Trained Staff and is a Tree City USA for sixth consecutive year.

Mix and Jingle: Holiday Toy Drive 12/20/13

Mix and Jingle: Holiday Toy Drive
Friday, December 20, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
MixandJingle_Holiday_Toy_Drive_FlyerTSL Lounge
167 NW 23rd St
Miami, FL 33127

Buy Tickets Online

Benefiting: the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center & Honey Shine, Inc.

Centered in the heart of Liberty City, African Heritage Cultural Arts Center serves as a nesting ground for emerging talent by providing quality training for children and adolescents in performing, visual, and media arts.

Honey Shine, Inc. is a non-profit organization (501c3) created to provide young girls with opportunities and experiences that will help them grow into confident, productive, and socially aware citizens.

Kindermusik classes at Miami Children’s Museum 1/6/14-3/23/14

Kindermusik classes
Kindermusik_Jan2014_FlyerJanuary 6th – May 23rd, 2014
Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway
Miami, FL 33132

Pre-registration is required. To register, or learn more, please call 305.373.KIDS (5437) or visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.

Session 1: January 6th – March 28th
Mondays & Thursdays
Cuddle and Bounce: 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Sing and Play: 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Cuddle and Bounce: 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Wiggle and Grow: 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Session 1 required Digital Home Materials Cost: $40.00

Session 2: March 31st – May 23rd
Mondays & Thursdays
Cuddle and Bounce: 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Sing and Play: 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Cuddle and Bounce: 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Wiggle and Grow: 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Session 2 required Digital Home Materials Cost: $30.00

This January, Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) is proud to offer new Kindermusik classes, which will give local parents the opportunity to develop their child’s fundamental skills through music and movement under the guidance of a licensed educator. MCM’s Kindermusik classes offer age-appropriate activities for newborns, infants and crawlers that strengthen early parent-child bonds, foster child development understanding, and improve communication skills. MCM’s Kindermusik classes will be offered January 6th – May 23rd, 2014 and include Cuddle & Bounce, for 0 and 1 year olds, Sing & Play, for 1 and 2 year olds, and Wiggle & Grow, for 2 and 3 year olds.

Cuddle & Bounce
0 – 1 year olds
With age-appropriate activities for newborns, infants and crawlers, this parent-child music and movement class will help you strengthen those early parent-child bonds, understand your baby’s development, and heavily focus on child development and communication with your baby. You and your baby will enjoy instrument play, dance, exploration time, and together time—and you’ll get expert advice and parenting resources based on the most recent research in baby development.
Sing & Play
1 – 2 year olds
This new Kindermusik curriculum focuses on your child’s beginning movement, helping to build the muscles your young toddler needs to walk, run, and climb; and on vocal development, helping to nurture your child’s speaking and singing voice. With a mix of both parent-child joint activities and child-focused activities, you’ll be able to join right in on all the singing and dancing while also getting the chance to observe how your young toddler learns on his or her own.
Wiggle & Grow
2 – 3 year olds
This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Each week your child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and her new friends and you’ll love helping her practice a wide variety of abilities such as gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. In class, we’ll also share tips and ideas for using music throughout the week.

The Sixth Annual New Year’s Forever at MidLoft and George’s Kitchen 12/31/13

The Sixth Annual New Year’s Forever at MidLoft & George’s Kitchen
gatbydinneratredTuesday, December 31, 2013 at 8:00 PM
MidLoft Lounge  
3404 N. Miami Ave
Miami FL 33127

General Admission Tickets $145
Purchase Tickets Online
Use Promocode FOREVER for 25% off Tickets
5-Course Dinner Tickets and Table Packages also available
All Tickets Include 4-Hour Open Bar

Join us for the Sixth Annual ‘New Year’s Forever’ celebration as we ring in 2014 in style at one of Miami’s newest and most unique venues, MidLoft at George’s Kitchen!

For years, New Year’s Forever has grown to become one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year. Reasons may be for its reputable line-up of entertainment or sightings of pre-countdown celebrities, but most will say it’s the go-to celebration that bridges that gap between the pretentious black tie affairs and the casual household gatherings. Celebrate a moment you want to remember forever.

Make it temporary or make it timeless… New Year’s is Forever.

Red The Steakhouse 2014 New Year’s Eve Dinner 12/31/13

2014 New Year’s Eve Dinner
gatbydinneratredTuesday, December 31, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Red The Steakhouse
119 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Reserve Online

2014 New Year’s Eve

Dinner: $295/per person plus tax and gratuity
Inspired Five Course Dinner
Celebrity Chef Peter Vauthy Announces exceptional offerings for guests looking for a memorable welcome to 2014.

Early seating is available for Ala Carte Dinner
6:00pm and 7:30 pm,    7:45 pm and 9:30 pm
At one of Miami Beach’s illustrious staple, Red the Steakhouse South Beach!

Contact a Sales Represenative
Bottle Specials and or #NYE2014 Packages today! 

Overhead Herradura Booknogger Closing Party at DV 12/21/13

Overhead Herradura Booknogger Closing Party at DV
y9mmSaturday, December 21, 2013 from 7 – 11 pm
Dimensions Variable
100 NE 11th Street
Miami, Florida 33132

Bookleggers: Nathaniel Sandler
Encore Performance: Jan & Dave (Janese Weingarten & Dave Kudzma)
Live Broadcast: Patricia Margarita Hernandez
Planetarium Krautrock der ‘zine release: Barron Sherer, Dylan Römer, Ormolu Del Castillo

Booknogger beverage provided by Silver Herradura Tequila

Come celebrate the end of 2013, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Festivus, Life, Books, Friends, Art, Six Senses, Four Dimensions and Love.

Miami Habitat Presents $950,000+ Property Tax Check to County

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Presents Miami-Dade County Leaders with 2013 Property Tax Check

December 17, 2013
Miami, Florida
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, a 501 (c) 3 developer of low income houses presented a check to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Commission Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa in the amount of $966,512, representing the property taxes that Habitat homeowners generated in 2013. Habitat has helped nearly 1000 families achieve the dream of home-ownership since its inception by providing zero percent interest loans for purchase of Habitat built houses.

“Habitat helps low income families achieve their goals and they in turn contribute to the tax rolls in a significant fashion. Miami-Dade County is a great partner to Habitat and this is a way to show our elected leaders and our generous sponsors and donors that there is a tangible return on their investment,” said Mario Artecona, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami CEO.

Pictured (L to R): Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa, Habitat Miami CEO Mario Artecona and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez.
Pictured (L to R): Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa, Habitat Miami CEO Mario Artecona and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez.
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Botanical Garden Member Appreciation Holiday Party 12/19/13

Botanical Garden Member Appreciation Holiday Party
Thursday, December 19th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL  33139
Kindly RSVP to membership@mbgarden.org  and we’ll be there with bells on!

Please join us at our Member Appreciation Holiday Party where we will celebrate all the people who helped the Miami Beach Botanical Garden continue our mission of providing a free green space to residents and visitors, promoting green living, and offering environmental education programs.
Our gratitude goes out to members and supporters of the Garden such as yourself. Treat yourself to lite bites, eggnog and holiday cheer this December 19th. Happy holidays from everyone at the Garden.

Second Annual Garden Music Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 1/6/14-1/19/14

Second Annual Garden Music Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
P1030762 P1030765 P1030781 P1030790 P1030821 P1030846 P1030847 P1030849 P1030854 P1030867 P1030907 P1030911Monday, Jan. 6 – Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, 33156
Tickets Available Online
Entry to the concerts is included with regular garden admission.
Premium Seating/Tables: $15/Fairchild members; $20/General Public
Tent Seating: $5/Fairchild members; $ 10/General Public
Lawn Seating: Free/Fairchild members; $5/General Public
Subscriptions: $35 Tent Seating
Music Up Close- Children ’S Concert: Free/Fairchild members;
Fairchild Admission/General Public

Thursday, Jan. 9, 7pm: Opening Night Concert
Saturday, Jan. 11, 7pm: Stories Told Through Music
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7pm: The Edge: Music That Pushed the Boundaries of its Time
Friday, Jan. 17, 7pm: Broadway in the Garden (A Benefit Concert for GardenMusic)
Saturday, Jan. 18, 10:30am: Music Up Close: A Children’s Concert
Sunday, Jan. 19, 7pm: A Jazzy Night

Set amongst the natural beauty of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the chamber music ensemble Sixth Floor Trio takes up residence from January 6 – 19, 2014 for the second GardenMusic Festival with a full slate of diverse programs, designed and created to explode the boundaries between time and musical styles.

The Sixth Floor Trio – Teddy Abrams, Harrison Hollingsworth, and Johnny Teyssier – and the 2014 GardenMusic guest artists will perform boundary-blasting programs that range from j azz and classical to traditional folk, Broadway and Latin j azz. Four evening performances, each creatively programmed around a unique theme, complemented by an evening of Broadway and a Children’s concert, will round out this year ’s Festival.

“Our aim is to pair one of Miami’s most beautiful settings with world-class music- making, bringing together tremendously talented and engaging musicians from around the world in a schedule of programs that cross the spectrum of time and musical styles,” said Teddy Abrams of the Sixth Floor Trio. The GardenMusic Festival is a winner of a 2012 Knight Arts Challenge award from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.


* Thursday, Jan. 9, 7pm Opening Night Concert As an introduction to the Sixth Floor Trio and the 2014 GardenMusic artists, this program will traverse the musical landscape with a wide range of music, from a world premiere and original compositions to traditional folk music and classical favorites like Schubert ’s Death and the Maiden and Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1.

* Saturday, Jan. 11, 7pm Stories Told Through Music This program will demonstrate music’s relationship with storytelling in two parts: first, the music of Schubert, Stravinsky, Strauss, and John Adams present different styles of musical narrative. Second, a set of Bluegrass and folk music led by renowned fiddler Jeremy Kittel will be a beautifully-curated j ourney of virtuosity and artistry.

* Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7pm: The Edge: Music That Pushed the Boundaries of its Time Many of the great classical works now considered standards caused riots and scandals in their time; this concert will present brilliant music that inspired audiences to listen in new ways. From ancient African drumming to the cutting-edge works of Bach & Beethoven, the program will also feature a collaboration with the Miami Beach-raised award winning visual artist Michele Oka-Doner and a world premiere by GardenMusic resident composer Sebastian Chang.

* Saturday, Jan. 18, 10:30am Music Up Close: A Children’s Concert An intimate, fun-filled hour of musical education, engagement and enjoyment for children of all ages! This presentation is free for Fairchild members and is included with regular garden admission for non-members.

* Friday, Jan. 17, 7pm Broadway in the Garden with Broadway star Morgan James Broadway star and singer Morgan James (Motown the Musical, Godspe ll) transports you through New York’s great musical eras with her extraordinary vocal prowess – merging soul, jazz, R&B, and Broadway tunes in a fresh and exciting way. Ms. James joins the GardenMusic resident musicians for this special benefit concert in the Glasshouse Café. Tickets are $150.

* Sunday, Jan. 19, 7pm A Jazzy Night This program celebrates the intersection of the worlds of Jazz and Classical music. Bartók and Ravel are paired with Jazz standards, contemporary Jazz, and Latin Jazz for a high-energy and inspiring concert that demonstrates the full creative power of the 2014 GardenMusic artists.

Pre-Concert Conversation with Artists Audience members can enj oy the performances either in the Concert Tent or on the lawn, and are invited before the 7pm performances to pre-concert programs at 6pm.

In addition to the main performances in the Concert Tent, GardenMusic will fill the Fairchild garden space with music-making throughout the festival. Visitors to Fairchild in January will experience short concerts throughout each day of GardenMusic, Random Acts of Culture, open rehearsals, and daily educational activities with the GardenMusic artists for every student that visits the Garden.

GardenMusic was created in 2012 by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Board of Trustees Vice President Jennifer Buttrick to bring music to the Garden for the community to enjoy amongst the backdrop of Fairchild on a Florida winter ’s night. The inaugural event brimmed over with all types of musical celebrations. Four full concerts in addition to many short-form concerts and open rehearsals were performed, along with children’s concert with a unique instrument petting zoo. Two original works commissioned specifically for the festival debuted. Actors from the City Theatre and choreographers from Miami Contemporary Dance Company joined the musicians for a staged production of Stravinsky ’s “Soldier ’s Tale.” University of Miami music students were treated to a master class, and a surprise concert by the Sixth Floor Trio as part of Random Acts of Culture for a party in Matheson Hammock Park rounded out the program.

Celebrate the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge Winners

Knight Arts Challenge 2013 Awards $2.72 million to new art projects

Knight Arts Challenge 2013

Knight Arts Challenge 2013

Knight Arts Challenge 2013

Knight Arts Challenge 2013

Knight Arts Challenge 2013In an evening infused with poetry, gospel music and big ideas for the local arts, more than 400 people celebrated the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge winners Monday night.

“We have helped to make possible that wonderful, magical thing: for the arts and thousands of artists to have touched the souls and inspired audiences of literally millions of people,” said Alberto Ibargüen, president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which sponsors the annual contest funding the best ideas for bringing South Florida together through the arts.

Guests were welcomed by eight Miamians reciting their own poems that incorporated the phrase #ThatsSoMiami, all of which won prizes as part of a poetry contest run by the O, Miami Poetry Festival. The Miami Mass Choir also lit up the stage with gospel music, leading the audience into a reception at the New World Center.
In all, $2.72 million was awarded to local artists and organizations, big and small, including the newly opened Perez Art Museum Miami, ArtCenter/South Florida, Cannonball Miami, the Miami Music Project, the Bass Museum, Indie Film Club, and more. Their ideas will blend art and technology and bring art into Miami’s many neighborhoods.

Local playwright Teo Castellanos won the People’s Choice Award in a text-to-vote campaign, and will receive an additional $20,000 for the project of his choice.
In addition, Knight Foundation honored Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Director Michael Spring for 30 years of service to the local cultural community. A $100,000 Knight grant will go to the group of Spring’s choice: the Florida Cultural Alliance.

Now in its sixth year, the challenge has awarded funds to 193 projects throughout South Florida.

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Holiday Party Toy Drive with Gerry Kelly, Dj Vertigo Angel Sanchez and JD Geno 12/19/13

Holiday Party Toy Drive with Gerry Kelly, Dj Vertigo Angel Sanchez and JD Geno
toydriveThursday, Dec 9, 9:00pm
3404 N. Miami Ave
Miami, Florida 33127
No Cover

Celebrate the holidays with our “Ugly Sweater Party”
Please bring an unwrapped toy to benefit Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation

Superstar DJ Vertigo
Welcome drink at 9pm..

Flash Mob Of Kindness 12/19/13

Flash Mob Of Kindness
Thursday, Dec 19, 6:00pm until 9:30pm
Miami International Airport
AA Concourse C
4th Floor

We have to PARK Fast or 200+ Foster Kids won’t get toys this Christmas! Yes, it’s that serious!

Miami Dade County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association’s Holiday Party is This Thursday and they just Lost Their Sponsor!

Leave your mark … PARK (Perform Acts of Random Kindness) for this Project any way you are inspired to.

1) Volunteer and gift toys, kindness and Christmas cheer for 200+ foster kids in Miami-Dade County.

Volunteer this Thursday 12/19 – Click Here to Sign Up

2) Donate and help us FUNdraise for 200+ toys for children ages 2-12 years old and kindness cards for adoptive parents too! Every Dollar Helps.

Click Link To Donate

Eats & Beats Grub & Jam during Food & Wine week Miami 2/22/14

Soul Of Miami Special – Save $20!

Eats & Beats – Grub & Jam during Food & Wine week Miami!
February 22nd, 2014, 7:30pm – 12:00am
eatsSOM Moore Building
4040 NE Second Ave.
Design District Miami, FL 33137.
Buy Tickets Online
Soul Of Miami Special – Use code “Lifeisart” and save $20!

Eats and Beats will be a culmination of the best culinary experiences in South Florida combined with the best and brightest talents in the Miami music scene. Taking place during the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Eats & Beats is cementing its message that it is for locals by locals.

Eats N Beats proudly announces that the initial wave of restaurant partners to include Red Steakhouse, Meat Market, Steve Haas’s City Hall Restaurant, Nikki Beach, Bongos Cuban Café, Larios on the Beach, Pride & Joy BBQ, Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, Alma Mexicana, The Passion Group-(Dolores, but you can Call me Lolita, Crazy About You, and Love is Blind), Celebrity Chef Ralph Pagano’s Unnamed Mexican Restaurant, Juana M Brickell, and Epicure Gourmet Market & Café. Eats N Beats will also feature a dessert lounge which will feature Ana Paz Cakes, Sweet Treats by Marta, and Cacao Art Chocolate.

The producers of Eats N Beats realize that any good gathering over food needs to be accompanied with cocktails. The initial announcement of spirit and beverage partners will include Jack Daniels Honey, Chambord, Chambord Vodka, Doble Tequila, Solo Contigo Wines, Lucky Player Vodka, 1492 Rum, LIQS Cocktail Shots, Acqua Panna water and Hierbas Ibicencas. More restaurants and spirits partners and the initial announcements of musical bands and DJ’s will be unveiled in the coming week.

Eats & Beats is the answer to those looking for an amazing food and wine event without the red velvet stanchion presence that one now expects at food events. The goal was to create an event that will not only satisfy the palate but also stimulate all of the senses. Comprised of a unique team of local hospitality and event consultants, the team behind this new Miami addition all bring unique elements to the equation ultimately, making the experience unique and of value to attendees coming out with “foodie” expectations. None other than Miami’s own DJ Irie will put together the musical elements which will include local DJ’s and bands adding a perfect ambiance to this fabulous affair.

Imagine a perfect showcase of local culinary artistry paired with premium wines and spirits, minus the velvet rope. Comprised of some of the most renowned restaurants in South Florida, to some of the most mouthwatering dessert artists, Eats N Beats will satisfy the local food enthusiast as well as the sophisticated “foodie” expecting to delight in some of the best dishes and libations our city has to offer. Not to worry, keeping true to our City known for beauty and some flash, the event will touch on all of the senses. Complete with dynamic production, local VIPS and Celebs Eats N Beats will also be outfitted with the comforts one has come to expect from an event in Miami. The showcase will attract those looking for an alternative type of food event, one that brings the best of three worlds: food, music and wines/spirits together seamlessly.

This new addition to the culinary scene in Miami will pair an array of our most frequented and popular eateries with local music, by some of the most celebrated talent to hit our local stages. As opposed to creating separate events, this inaugural fete was designed to create a progressive experience for attendees.

Guests will enjoy four floors of palate-pleasing food, sweets and delicious cocktails while dancing to the beats of live music curated by DJ Irie. The world renowned DJ has hand selected an impressive and diverse ensemble of bands and DJ’s while slated to hit the booth for a DJ spot himself. Eats N Beats will benefit the Irie Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization based in South Florida with a mission to aid youth and improve graduation rate. This new event is a very personal invitation for locals by locals to come out, ready to eat and ready to dance, as Eats N Beats will hit the pulse of Miamians and visiting guests with only our best, -Miami’s best.

Creativas Group Inc. provides public relations and marketing counsel to South Florida-based businesses, nationally recognized special events and leading non-profit organizations. For more information, please log onto www.creativasgroup.com or email info@creativasgroup.com. Photographs and interviews are available by request.

Think Magazine and Stache 1920’s Drinking Den Toy Drive for Kids in Distress 12/20/13

Think Magazine and Stache 1920’s Drinking Den Toy Drive for Kids in Distress
toy_driveFriday December 20th 2013, 8pm – 10pm
Stache 1920’s Drinking Den
109 SW 2nd Ave
Fort Lauderdale 33312
RSVP at rsvpstache@gmail.com
(Donate one New/Unused toy and receive a complimentary Stache Signature Cocktail) 
Holiday Cocktail Reception
Big Band Performance by: Bobby Lee Rodgers & The Bourbon Boys 
DJ Set by: Alex Markow  
Live Cabaret/Burlesque performance at Midnight

PAMM – Third Thursdays of the Month Happy Hour 12/19/13

PAMM – Third Thursdays of the Month Happy Hour
Thursday, December 19, 2013, 5:00pm until 9:00pm
pammPérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Florida 33132
More Info

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) kicks off its monthly happy hour with an artful twist.

Galleries, outdoor verandas and other museum spaces will come alive with artist performances, special musical guests and other entertainment. Explore the museum, enjoy a cocktail or dinner at the Museum’s waterfront bistro and spend time with friends. This event occurs every third Thursday from 5-9pm. Admission is free to members.

Creativas Group Branding and Public Relations Annual Holiday Party For A Great Cause 12/18/13

Creativas Group Branding & Public Relations Invites You To Their Annual Holiday Party For A Great Cause
December 18, 2013 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM
holidayThe New Lounge Café
5580 NE 4th Ct
Miami, FL 33137
RSVP Required to gpineres@creativasgroup.com

Creativas Group Public Relations is ready to share Holiday cheer as they present their 2013 annual Toy Drive. Benefiting non for profits Neat Stuff for Kids and The Easter Seals, This year’s holiday toy drive is looking to be a great event filled with cocktails, music, cigars, and networking for a great cause.

The Creativas Group Public Relations annual Holiday party is a chance to warmly toast to collaborations and accomplishments and well as looking forward to new possibilities. For this reason this event has always been comprised of charities, promotional partners, and supporters. Guests are strongly encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to benefit Neat Stuff for Kids and The East Seals Foundation. At this event guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with friends, colleagues, and build new relationships through networking while sipping on cocktails by 1492 Rum. Roberto Duran Premium Cigars will display their Azan Cigars for those who like to pair cigars with their spirits.

Creativas Group Public Relations is proud to host this annual event at The News Lounge Café which features an eclectic modern “Metropolis” décor with a beautiful indoor bar, unique lounge and a VIP mirror room, plus a 100 seat outdoor lounge environment with a combination of regular seating, couches, coffee tables, high tops and bar seating in an open covered garden full of greenery canvassing the property. In addition, in the garden you will find an outdoor island bar, and beautiful fish pond. The News Lounge Café’s goal is to make you feel at home as if in your own backyard and enjoy your time with great food, drinks and friends.
We at Creativas Group Public Relations & Branding humbly thank all of our friends, colleagues, and partners for an amazing 2013 and hope to see you all this Wednesday, December 18.

About The News Lounge Café: The News Lounge Café partners up local farmers to offer the freshest farm-to-table options for a delectable culinary experience. Brunch is known for being fresh and organic while being very creative in presentation. From light bites to classic club sandwiches on multigrain breads, savory spinach omelets, tartare dishes of salmon and grass fed beef to salmon eggs benedict on focaccia bread, you will easily find something to please your pallet enabling you to sit back and soak in the accompanied groovy musical vibe.
Promotional Partners for this event include: Tony Guerra/Miami Citrus/Miami Food Lovers, Frank Rosillo & Associates, 1492 Rum, Azan Cigars, and Zhantra Entertainment.

Creativas Group Inc. provides public relations and marketing counsel to South Florida-based businesses, nationally recognized special events and leading non-profit organizations. For more information, please log onto www.creativasgroup.com or email info@creativasgroup.com. Photographs and interviews are available by request.

Photograph Roundup of Miami Art Week 2013

During the #ArtBasel #MiamiArtWeek 2013, the Soul Of Miami crew made it out to nearly thirty fairs, shows, parties and exhibitions! Unfortunately, we were not allowed to shoot the main Art Basel Miami Beach fair, but we got most of the others, plus a lot of the parties and performances. For your convenience, below is the roundup of all 28 galleries we posted with links to each one.

Life Is Art Award Party by Anthony Jordon
Life Is Art Award & Art Basel Welcome Party

Art Miami Vernissage and Saturday
Red Dot Vernissage and Saturday
Design Miami/ Opening

Aqua Art Vernissage and Sunday
Spectrum Art Fair Vernissage and Saturday

Pulse Miami Brunch

Mia Tyler’s Kink – NSFW
Grey Good presents Fusion Mia
De Nolet presented by Ketel One
Boy George Live at Mana Wynwood
Wynwood Embassy Pop-Up Gallery
Flaunt Affordable Care Act

You and I Are Love by Anthony Jordon
Brazil Art Fair
Context Art Fair
Miami Project
Pop-Up Piano Miami Celebrity Jam Session
Oasis Sweetwater and Oddfellows
Absolut Night Court

Rockodile Brunch at Lacoste
Amber Arbucci at Ocean House
Select Fair at Catalina
Ink Miami
Scope Miami

Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 Post Press Release

The 2013 edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach – which officially closed Sunday, December 8, 2013 – drew strong praise from collectors, gallerists, critics and visitors. With an expanded Public sector and a vibrantly diverse line-up of talks, performances and film screenings, the quality of works exhibited was matched by the show’s programming. The 12th edition was described by many observers as the strongest-ever Art Basel show in Miami Beach. Featuring 258 leading international galleries from across 31 countries, the show confirmed its positioning as the leading art fair of the Americas. Finally, the inaugural Edition sector at Art Basel’s show in Miami Beach was met with an enthusiastic response from both new and long-time collectors of prints and editioned pieces.

Art Basel in Miami Beach, whose Lead Partner is UBS, attracted an attendance of 75,000 over the five show days, a seven percent increase over last year. Over 140 museum and institution groups from across the world – as well as renowned private collectors from the Americas, Europe, Asia and emerging markets – attended the show.

Participating galleries spoke highly of their experience:
‘I’ve participated in Art Basel in Miami Beach since its inception in 2002 and without any exception, this is the most successful of all its editions in terms of quality, conversations, volume of visitors and new audiences.’ -Sean Kelly, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

‘We have been very impressed by the quality of collectors attending this year, and by the number of curators and museum groups. The fair feels very focused, and there are some wonderful booths. Art Basel in Miami Beach is unmissable for galleries like ours and is now maturing and deepening in a very impressive way. Business here is broader than it was before – we have had success here with both our more established and our younger artists. It wasn’t always like that.’ -Sadie Coles, Sadie Coles HQ, London

‘At Art Basel in Miami Beach we have more serious first-time buyers than at any other fair in the world.’ -David Nolan, David Nolan Gallery, New York

‘This year has been marked for us by the largest number of museum groups and institutional contacts, and a new generation of collectors becoming very active.’ -Lucy Mitchell-Innes, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

‘We’ve had a very successful fair this year, with strong and significant sales of works by young, mid-career, and established artists. We are very happy with our results.’ -Monika Sprüth, Sprüth Magers Berlin London, Berlin, London

‘Our first year at Art Basel in Miami Beach has been great. The sheer density of the crowds is astounding, and the activity in our booth has been constant and charged.’ -Jim Dempsey, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

‘Most of the works in the booth sold on opening day. The expanded Public sector at Collins Park was the perfect venue to show an ambitious new sculpture by Michelle Lopez to the broadest audience we could hope for.’ -Simon Preston, Simon Preston Gallery, New York

‘We met old and new collectors, from the United States, Europe, South America, and of course, a good number of Chinese collectors. The Rubell Family Collection’s presentation of 28 Chinese contemporary artists certainly brought a lot of attention and new interest as well.’ -Theresa Liang, Long March Space, Beijing

‘We were delighted to see the strong interest of European and American collectors in Latin American artists. Art Basel in Miami Beach is the meeting point for all art professionals, especially those from Latin America.’ – Livia Benavides, 80M2 Livia Benavides, Lima

‘Art Basel in Miami Beach is without a doubt one of the world’s most exceptional and unique contemporary art fairs. We are extremely pleased to end the year on such a high note after placing approximately 40 works in significant public and private collections throughout America, Europe and Asia.’ -David Maupin, Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong

‘This is our first year as an exhibitor at Art Basel in Miami Beach and we just loved being here. I think it was good for our artists to be exposed to this enormous and enormously diverse crowd. We enjoyed seeing many old friends and meeting a lot of new collectors and curators, who we trust will become friends over time. Our sales have been great.’ Peter MacGill, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

‘This year the energy is back. We have sold important pieces by prominent Brazilian artists such as Ernesto Neto, Iran do Espirito Santo, and Erika Vezzuti.’ -Alexandre Gabriel, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

‘We established relationships with many new collectors from across the United States, most of whom are deeply engaged with museums and institutions. It was heartening to see so many civic-minded individuals from Boston, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Chicago, Hartford, San Antonio, even Reno, convene in Miami.’ -Alexander Gray, Alexander Gray Associates, New York

‘We have exhibited in Basel since the first year but are taking part in Art Basel in Miami Beach for the first time this year. The new Edition sector has drawn considerable interest and consistent sales. We sold a remarkable 33 works by one artist on the second day. Hopefully this will continue to grow – people will hear that you can buy an original work of art by a blue-chip artist for a price that many more people can afford, and realize art is not just for millionaires.’ -Helen Waters, Alan Cristea Gallery, London

‘NON is hugely excited to be part of this year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach. As one of the Nova galleries, we presented – for the ver irst time at a air in the nited tates – the or s o t o p-and-comin r ish artists Meri Al n in or and rdem a delen. As Art Basel continues to provide a global vehicle for creative dialog, we are very honored to have taken part and to have contributed to this exhilarating event.’ -Derya Demir, Galeri NON, Istanbul

A favorite sector among museum directors and critics, Kabinett offered visitors many of this ear’s highlights. 25 select galleries presented curated exhibitions within their booths, including work by Marina A ramović (L ciana Brito Galeria); José Bento and Raymundo Colares (A Gentil Carioca); Richard Fauguet (Art : Concept); Al Taylor (Niels Borch Jensen Galerie); Leon Polk Smith (Valerie Carberry Gallery); Gerold Miller (Mehdi Chouakri); Yeni & Nan (Henrique Faria Fine Art); Marius de Zayas (Galerie 1900-2000); Richard Meier (Galerie Gmurzynska); Luis Camnitzer (Alexander Gray Associates); Theaster Gates (Kavi Gupta Chicago/Berlin); James Edward Deeds (Hirschl & Adler Modern); Luis Gispert (Rhona Hoffman Gallery); Hu Qingyan (Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne); Claire Fontaine (Metro Pictures); Man Ray (Francis M. Naumann Fine Art); Damir Oč o (Yvon Lam ert); race min (Lehmann Ma pin); ean c ll (Galerie Lelong); Mel Kendrick (David Nolan Gallery); Martin Barré (Galerie Nathalie Obadia); Danilo Dueñas (Galerie Thomas Schulte); and Sam Francis (Van Doren Waxter). It also featured two thematic shows: ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ at Kicken Berlin and ‘AiR (Krinzinger Artist in Residence)’ at Galerie Krinzinger.

Positions offered a tight selection of 16 galleries from 12 countries, each providing an opportunity to discover the work of an individual emerging artist. Presentations included: Dove Allouche (Gaudel de Stampa), Nicolás Consuegra (La Central), Lourival Cuquinha (Baró Galeria), Ulrik Heltoft (Andersen`s Contemporary), Tom Holmes (Bureau), Nadira Husain (PSM), Juan López (Nogueras Blanchard), Mathieu Malouf (Real Fine Arts), Jorge Pedro Nuñez (Galerie Crèvecoeur), Seung Yul Oh (One and J. Gallery), Vijai Patchineelam (Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo), Laercio Redondo (Silvia Cintra + Box4), Stefanos Tsivopoulos (Kalfayan Galleries), Gabriel Acevedo Velarde (Arratia Beer), Oriol Vilanova (Parra & Romero), and Wang Yuyang (Tang Contemporary Art). Widely judged to feature the best presentations yet, this ear’s edition o Nova featured 34 galleries, many with works fresh from the studio. Limited to work made in the last three years, the sector was the site of exhibitions by David Ostrowski (Peres Projects); Jose Dávila (Max Wigram Gallery); John Finneran and Alisa Baremboym (47 Canal); Plamen Dejanoff and Lisa Holzer (Galerie Emanuel Layr); Shannon Ebner and Chris Johanson (Altman Siegel); José Antonio Suárez, Londoño, and Johanna Calle (Casas Riegner); Matt Connors and Bernard Piffaretti (Cherry and Martin); Nicole Eisenman and Tony Matelli (Leo Koenig); Mariana Mauricio, Mauro, Piva, and Sandra Gamarra (Galeria Leme); Daniel Jacoby and Nestor Sanmiguel Diest (Maisterravalbuena); Susan Collis, Ellen Harvey, and Evariste Richer (Meessen De Clercq); Oscar Muñoz, Julieta Aranda, and Voluspa Jarpa (Galerie mor.charpentier); Meric Algün Ringborg, and Erdem Tasdelen (NON); and many others. For the full list of galleries and artists, please visit artbasel.com/miami-beach/nova.

Following the long success of a dedicated sector for prints and limited-editioned works at Art Basel’s show in Switzerland, the debut Edition sector of the Miami Beach show featured Alan Cristea Gallery, Crown Point Press, gdm, Gemini G.E.L. LLC, Sabine Knust, Carolina Nitsch, Pace Prints, The Paragon Press, Polígrafa Obra Gràfica, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Paul Stolper Gallery and Two Palms.
Public, the outdoor sculpture sector – produced in partnership with the Bass Museum of Art – was curated for the first time by Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of New York City’s Public Art Fund. Under the theme ‘Social Animals’, the exhibition featured over 30 large-scale sculptures and installations by 24 leading and emerging international artists, including Huma Bhabha, Mark di Suvero, Matias Faldbakken, Sam Falls, Tom Friedman, Jeppe Hein, Thomas Houseago, Alicja Kwade, Richard Long, Charlotte Posenenske, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Oscar Tuazon, and Maarten Vanden Eynde. Set within the cityscape of Miami Beach at Collins Park, this ear’s edition o P lic so ht to turn a grouping of separate works by multiple artists into a temporary community of its own, with works in conversation and in dialog with each other. Artworks by Carol Bove, Olaf Breuning, Aaron Curry, Michelle Lopez, Matthew Monahan, Scott Reeder, Santiago Roose, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Tony Tasset, Mungo Thomson, and Phil Wagner will continue to be present in Collins Park through March 2014 as part of ‘tc: temporary contemporary’, a new initiative in partnership with the Bass Museum of Art. The sector opened to the public on Wednesday night with performances by Olaf Breuning, David Colman, Kate Gilmore, Ryan McNamara, and Mungo Thomson. For more information, please visit: artbasel.com/miami-beach/public.

Curated for the third year by David Gryn of London’s Artprojx, the Film sector included over 70 film and video works by and about artists, drawn from the show’s participating galleries. Framed within eight distinct screening programs and screened over four nights, the program featured works by Nevin AladaÄŸ, Dara Birnbaum, Rineke Dijkstra, Leo Gabin, Joan Jonas, Oscar Muñoz, Rashaad Newsome, Cheng Ran, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Regina Silveira, Mickalene Thomas, and Kemang Wa Lehulere, and the international premiere of new works by Martin Creed and Kehinde Wiley. An estimated 1,000 visitors attended the free screenings in SoundScape Park on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry designed New World Center. Selected by Zurich film connoisseur This Brunner, the feature film ‘Nan Goldin – I Remember Your Face’ (2013) by Sabine Lidl held its United States premiere, followed by a Q&A with the artist and the director. The evening offered a thoughtful and personal engagement with Nan Goldin, for an intimate audience of film and arts lovers. For more information, please visit: artbasel.com/miamibeach/film.

Bringing together leading artists, museum directors, collectors, and curators, Art Basel in Miami Beach’s daily talks program offered dynamic dialogs between prominent members of the international artworld. The morning Conversations program opened with the Premiere Artist Talk with the American artist Doug Aitken, whose ‘Station to Station’ project sent an art train across America this fall. Further sessions included ‘Public/Private: M se ms Go Glo al’ and ‘Artistic Practice he Artist as echnolo ist’, alon ith a continuation of the series ‘The Artist and the Gallerist’. The afternoon program Salon featured 20 shorter talks, ranging rom ‘Art Mar et vs Art Histor ’ and ‘Ban r pt Cities. ndan ered M se ms Learnin From the Case o the Detroit Instit te o Arts’ to ‘Be ond Post-Blac ’ and ‘Constr ctive Art Criticism in Latin America’. Featured artists in the panels included Abraham Cruzvillegas, Olafur Eliasson, Cécile B. Evans, Naomi Fisher, Mario Garcia Torres, Ellen Harvey, Camille Henrot, Brian Khek, Joseph Kosuth, Sharon Louden, Ry Rocklen, Gabriel Sierra, Frances Stark, Brian Tolle, Erika Verzutti, Allyson Vieira, Jim Drain, Amalia Ulman, and Robert Whitman. Conversations were presented in partnership with Absolut. High-quality videos of all Conversations and Salon talks are available at artbasel.com/miamibeach/talks. Once a ain Miami Beach’s leading museums and private collections timed their strongest exhibitions of the year to coincide with Art Basel in Miami Beach. The Rubell Family Collection, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space and the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse – opened their collections to international visitors, putting on museum-quality exhibitions timed to the show.

The Pérez Art Museum Miami opened its new Herzog & de Meuron building with exhibitions including ‘Ai Weiwei: According to What?’, and commissioned projects by Yael Bartana, Bouchra Khalili, Hew Locke and Monika Sosnowska. Additional significant museum shows across South Florida included: ‘Tracey Emin: Angel without You’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; ‘Piotr laÅ„s i esl’ at the Bass M se m o Art; ‘Phyllida Barlow: HOARD’ at the Norton Museum of Art; and ‘The Birth of Rome’ and ‘Rendering War: The Murals of A. G. Santagata’ at the Wolfsonian-FIU.

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Miami Marine Stadium 50th Anniversay Clambake in the Museum Plaza 12/22/13

Marine Stadium 50th Anniversay Clambake in the Museum Plaza
MMS 50th BirthdaySunday, 12/22/2013, 6:30 PM
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
There are a limited number of tickets available and must be purchased in advance.

This December, the Miami Marine Stadium turns 50! To celebrate, Friends of Miami Marine Stadium will host a screening of the Elvis Presley film “Clambake”–scenes of which were shot at the Marine Stadium in 1967. The evening will include a “Latin clambake” featuring paella, a cash bar, and a comfy seat to watch the film. The event will be held outdoors in the patio (indoors if necessary) at the Coral Gables Museum currently featuring the exhibit “Concrete Paradise: Miami Marine Stadium.” Our Miami spin on the New England tradition includes the movie, a plate of delicious paella and cash bar drinks for only $5!

The film, which tells the story of an heir to an oil fortune (Elvis Presley) who trades places with a water ski instructor at a Florida Hotel, features Elvis in his youth as a budding heartthrob and submerses him in the 1960’s surfside antics of the South Florida lifestyle. Those attending the screening will see the vintage hydroplane boat racing shot on sight at the Marine Stadium!

Built in 1963 for boat racing, the Marine Stadium had a tremendous opening night which featured the Tommy Bartlett Water show, a 17 piece jazz orchestra, a 40 person choir singing selections from the opera Die Fledermaus, and fireworks. The Stadium hosted boat races, Easter Sunrise Services, spectacles of all kinds, and performers including Jimmy Buffett, Ray Charles, and The Who during its years of operation from 1963 to 1992. The Stadium was shuttered in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew. But, in 2008, a new non-profit group–Friends of Miami Marine Stadium–was formed to develop a plan to restore and operate the Marine Stadium. In July of 2013, the City of Miami approved the site plan as proposed by Friends of Miami Marine Stadium and fundraising has commenced.

The Clambake evening is sponsored by the Miami Parrot Heat Club. The Parrot Head Club is comprised of devout fans of Jimmy Buffett, perhaps the most beloved of all Marine Stadium performers. “There has not been a single event that has united fans of Jimmy Buffett more than that August, 1985 Live By The Bay Concert at the Marine Stadium”, said Brenda Braley, President of the Miami Parrot Head Club. “The people who were there still talk about it 28 years later while the rest of us dream that it will happen again.”

To support the renovation of the Miami Marine Stadium click below to donate to the National Trust for Historic Preservation fund.
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Post-Release: Hublot & Hebru Brantley Partner for Art Week Events at Boutique and Star Island

Luxury Swiss watchmaker, Hublot, participated in this year’s Art Week Miami with famed Chicago-based artist, Hebru Brantley, known for his unique art style that draws from pop culture icons and themes from his childhood in the 1980’s. The artist is transformed Hublot’s Bal Harbour Boutique with a special art installation that was on display at the boutique from Tuesday, December 3 through Sunday, December 8.

During a private cocktail at the Bal Harbour Boutique on Friday, December 6, Brantley presented and donated an original work to Tracy and Alonzo Mourning to auction at a later date with proceeds benefitting Mourning Family Foundation. The reception featured champagne from Moet, passed hors d’oeuvres, art work from Brantley and several limited edition timepiece collections on display.
In conjunction with the art installation, the boutique unveiled and displayed for the first time in Miami, “Shawn Carter by Hublot” timepiece designed in collaboration with Jay Z. This timepiece collection is limited to 250 numbered pieces in black ceramic and 100 numbered pieces in 18k yellow gold, and both timepieces have a cutaway dial depicting the Shawn Carter logo. At last year’s Art Basel, Brantley made a huge splash and attracted the attention of several high-profile and celebrity art collectors, including a painting purchased by Jay-Z. Additional limited edition series’ displayed also included the Ferrari collection, the recently launched Big Bang Caviar “Lady 305” series and Big Bang UNICO timepieces.

Following the event at the boutique, select clients and guests of Hublot and Haute Living magazine, along with Hebru Brantley, were invited to a private dinner and after party on Star Island. The seated dinner, catered by celebrity chef, restaurateur and television personality, Todd English, included a live auction, a toast from Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, Rick De La Croix, representing Hublot in the Americas and Kamal Hotchandani, CEO with Haute Media Group.

The after party featured a special Dom Perignon Champagne and Caviar lounge with free-flowing champagne and a display of Hublot’s Big Bang Caviar timepieces, a display of Hublot’s Ferrari timepiece collection and music by DJs Trey Smith and Michelle Pooch.

The after party event was attended by many clients and friends of the brands, including: Stephen Dorff, Lenny Kravitz, Eva Longoria, Jared Leto, Tracy and Alonzo Mourning, Lenny and Lisa Hochstein, Jeremy Shockey, Kenny Burns, Lea Black, Domingo Zapata, Loren Ridinger, Serena Williams, Jill Zarin, Alicia and Mike Piazza and more!

Hebru Brantley has received significant praise and support from several A-list celebrity friends and entertainers. His art explores personal or cultural memories and depict a range of political and social issues with a focus on optimism and the possibilities of youth. Brantley has exhibited in San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, Seattle, Los Angeles, New York and solo shows in Chicago. He was the winner of the Redbull Curates Chicago contest, created the Lollapalooza poster for the 25th anniversary of the festival in 2011 and has been commissioned by Skyy Vodka, Nike and Tyra Banks.

Last month Hublot opened its 10th boutique in the United States in the Houston market with a ribbon cutting ceremony and appearance by Scuderia Ferrari pilot, Felipe Massa. The luxury brand also celebrated its two-year partnership with Ferrari and launched a special edition Big Bang Caviar “Lady 305” timepiece series in Miami.

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Palette Miami Festival 2/8/14

Palette Miami Festival
February 8, 2014, between 3 and 9 PM
5700 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Florida

For all those looking to have a great time while celebrating their city, culture, flavors, and much more, this event is the best option. The festival will mean tasting the delicious food from the best local restaurants in Miami, for only $3 a plate, extraordinary pork roast and paella for the VIP guests, complementary tasting of Wynwood Brewing Beer and Hiro Sake, local Miami artists, a funny bright Kids Corner featuring face painters, balloon sculptor, popcorn and cotton candy, and live music by famous bands (Pelvis, Birdman’s Clambake, Jay Blue Band, and Cover Band U2 by UV). Then, for more entertainment, there will be Tarot readers, a caricature artist, Polynesian dancers, street performers, acroyoga acrobatics, Papa John’s Pizza Dough Tossing Contest, and a raffle benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs.

The wide range of food and beverages will be provided by well-known restaurants and bars in the Biscayne area, varying from Mediterranean to Mexican to Japanese to Italian cuisine, such as Pride and Joy Bar B Que, The District, Mina’s Mediterraneo, Baru Urbano, Bar Louie, Machiya, Fish Fish Restaurant, Bar and Market, Obba Sushi Bar & More, Papa John’s Pizza, Cinebistro, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Raja’s Indian Cuisine, Pizza Pazza, Go To Sushi Japanese Food, 3 Chef’s Chinese Restaurant, Andiamo Brick Oven Pizza, Lost & Found Saloon, I Love Pizza, Dogma, Latin Café 2000, and Alaska Coffee Roasting & Co.

The great media sponsor of the festival is Biscayne Times. Rums of Puerto Rico, Marlin’s, Hiro Sake, Car 2 Go, Wynwood Brewing Company, Samuel Adams Boston Lager, and Aloha Hula are the sponsorship partners. All those going to the event will be able to visit and shop at the vendors that will be present there: Navarro Discount Pharmacy, Miami Vapors, 4 Paws Only, The Pet Mode Grooming, Bethany M. Jewelry Design, Berber Trading Company, Trio Yoga Studio, and Dade Recycling.

Because this event is mainly about the Miami community, charity is a significant part of it. Thus, the Palette Miami Festival will make a direct donation and 100% of all raffle ticket proceeds will go to Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami Dade. Desiring to help children and teenagers and provide them with the necessary resources to succeed in life, these clubs have been offering services since 1940, such as character and leadership development, career preparation, health and life skills, cultural arts, sports and recreation.

In addition, the fantastic Palette Miami Festival offers volunteering opportunities to all those wanting to be involved in this marvelous event and give something back to their community.

Celebrate: U-Doodle 12/14/13

Celebrate: U-Doodle
udoodleSaturday, Dece 14, 8:00pm until 11:00pm
LAB Miami
400 NW 26th Street
Miami, Florida 33127
RSVP on Facebook and on Eventrbrite for a chance to win an original chalk art created by the U-Doodle Community

Hey Doodle Fans! You’re invited to a night of live art, cheap drinks and great music in the heart of Wynwood. Entry is FREE.

“Bodypaintography” by Cynthia Fleischmann : Artist & Photographer
Funky Beats by DJ Sweet Willie Roll Bar
Interactive Chalkboard Art
Collaborations with Doodlers Anonymous & Sktchy
Delicious food and drink specials
Open Chill Out Lounge & More!

Entry is FREE and we’ll be selling cheap drink/food packages to benefit U-Doodle, your favorite community non-profit!

SMCSF Holiday Party 30 Days of Blogging 12/10/13

SMCSF Holiday Party: “30 Days of Blogging”
Tuesday, Dec 10, 7:00pm until 10:00pm
bloggingTSL Lounge
167 NW 23rd Street
Miami, Florida 33127

You’re invited to an evening of laughter & good cheer & doing good at SMCSF’s Holiday Celebration!

Join us for cocktails and fun at TSL Lounge, appetizers courtesy of Moloko the Art of Coffee.

– We’ll discuss our #SMCSFblog 30 Days Blogging Challenge.
– We’ll host an open mic (60 seconds)
– And we’ll try to feature a short story from our community**

– We will also run a Canned Food Drive benefiting the Camillus House*

All guests are requested to bring three (3) canned food items or make a cash donation of at least $5 at the door. All proceeds will be donated to the Camillus House to make this a better holiday season for the less fortunate in our local community. Each person making a donation will also be enrolled in a raffle.

*ABOUT THE CAMILLUS HOUSE: Serving the South Florida community since 1960, Camillus House is a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian services to men, women and children who are poor and homeless. Camillus House offers a full continuum of services that include food, shelter, housing, rehabilitative treatment, and health care. Each service is carried out with the deeply held belief that every human being deserves love, respect and an opportunity to live a dignified life.

**Please contact Alex if you’d like to tell your short story (5 minutes)

MDC Center Book Drop Event 12/9/13

MDC Center Book Drop Event
Monday, Dec. 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus Student Life Plaza
300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33132
WHO: City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado
Lisette Mendez and Delia Lopez, Co-Directors of Programs, The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College
Charles Auslander, President and CEO of The Children’s Trust
Fedrick Ingram, President of United Teachers of Dade
Elizabeth Ramsay, Vice President of United Faculty of Miami Dade College
Corporate Sponsor: Kevin Maloney, CEO of Property Markets Group
MODERATOR: Juan C. Mendieta, Miami Dade College Communications Director

On Monday, December 9, at 2:00 p.m., more than 120,000 books will arrive to the Student Life Plaza at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson campus in Downtown Miami during a press conference calling for a renewed commitment to children’s education, and especially to literacy by The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College, The Children’s Trust, American Federation of Teachers, First Book, United Teachers of Dade, United Faculty of Miami Dade College and corporate sponsor Property Markets Group. The diverse partnership has come together to get books into the hands of Miami-Dade children from low-income families through The Children’s Trust Read to Learn Books for Free program as well as direct distribution to local teachers.
“It is inspiring to see the commitment to reading and childhood education from this partnership help meet the critical literacy and education needs in our community,” said City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, who will speak at the press conference. “Books are an essential foundation for motivating children to explore, dream, and achieve their full potential.”
“Thanks to this partnership and especially to Property Markets Group and The Children’s Trust, who each generously donated an entire truckload of books for a combined total of 80,000 to the Read to Learn Books for Free program, we are now able to put new books on our shelves and into the hands of children who might have little or no access to them,” said Lissette Mendez, director of programs at The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College.
The United Teachers of Dade (UTD) and their national affiliate, the American Federation of Teachers were responsible for securing the remaining 40,000 books to be available for local teachers and UTD members to pick-up for their students following the press conference. 
“All children need access to books to develop a love of reading and learning, but sadly many low-income families have to choose between buying food or buying books,” said UTD president Fedrick Ingram. “I am proud of my union for being part of this partnership to bring these books and help reclaim the promise of public education to help all children dream their dreams and achieve them.”

Art Basel Miami Reception Gala for Fusion X Art Ascension 12/7/13

Art Basel Miami Reception Gala for "Fusion X ~ Art Ascension"
3084Saturday, December 7th, 2013 from 7-11 pm
3550 North Miami Avenue
At North Miami Avenue & 36th St
Midtown Miami, FL

Complimentary Wine and Refreshments
Live Music Entertainment by "Amereida"
Valet Parking Available On-Site   

Art Fusion Galleries invites you to our Annual Miami Art Basel Season Reception featuring over 65 emerging to mid-career contemporary artists. This exhibition marks our 12th Anniversary and honors Miami’s exciting Art Basel season. Located in the heart of the Wynwood Art District where important art collectors and art connoisseurs alike from around the art globe will be gathering. We open our doors to the world as one of Miami’s preeminent galleries steps away from Art Miami, Red Dot, Scope and many other International Art Fairs.  This exhibition celebrates the foresight underlying the immense spectrum of human creativity that spans across more than thirty one countries.

In honor of Miami’s annual Art Basel season, the selection showcases an assembled collection of unrivaled depth and quality that is truly global.  Drawn from works ranging from contemporary paintings and photography to marble, bronze and mixed-media sculptures, this exhibition is composed of hundreds of unique and original art pieces.  Inspired by our belief that each artist in their respective medium creates a visual connection with each viewer, our collection invites audiences to experience an ascension of sensory delight.  Art Fusion Galleries is proud to host this exhibition in our grand gallery space which boasts over 8,000 square feet of pristine contemporary gallery space. Exhibiting from:   Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 through to Monday, December 16th, 2013   

The Multichamber Event 12/11/13

The Multichamber Event
multichamberWednesday, December 11th 2013, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Midloft at George’s Kitchen Midtown
3404 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127
Cost: $10 for members- in Advance $15 for non.
Cost at the Door: $15 at the door for members $20 for non.
rsvp@fabulousmiami.com by Monday, December 9th 2013
Tell them Soul Of Miami Sent you!

Dress Code: Business Attire

The Chambers of Bolivia, Camacol, Coconut Grove,Colombia, Chile,Doral Airport, Downtown Miami & Brickell, Ecuador, Haiti, Honduras, Junior Chamber International, Medley, Mercosur, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Poland, Sweetwater, along with Brickell Rotary Club, invite you to celebrate the Multichamber of Commerce Event.

Bring your Business card to participate in a raffle to win a round trip Ticket to Ecuador Courtesy of Copa Airlines.

Art for Peace’s Sake 12/7/13

Art for Peace’s Sake
awpm-12-02-13Saturday, Dec 7th. From 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Peace Mural
1606 Washington Ave
at Lincoln
Miami Beach FL 33139

The Peace Mural Foundation is proud to announce that the Peace Mural will be on display in December 3 – 31. Having had a number of exhibits all across the U.S. this year, we are excited to return our work to our diverse hometown population of South Florida and celebrate the Holiday season.

Just around the bench, two blocks walking south from Art Basel, The "art biography" of the Vietnamese-American artist Huong is on exhibit. This cathartic mural connects the concepts of war, peace, immigration, refugees, justice, nature and displacement through the eyes of the survivor whose determination to pass the peace forward is purged and painted on canvas. Her Peace Opus is a culmination of 35 years of searing memories that bring history to life, depicts the universal pain of war and calling for Peace. THIS IS A MUST SEE EVENT.

This spectacular and timely exhibit is both evocative and provocative will carries the power to echo for years to come. Her Peace Mural collectively form a body of work that addresses the worldwide issues today.

Huong has participated in more than 100 expositions in the United States and Canada, and has been featured in national news outlets like PBS, The Huffington Post, New York Times, and Washington Post. She has been hosted by The Department of Homeland Security, National Council of La Raza, and has had sponsors like The American Library Association. The institution of national Policy study and many more, for press review of her work, Google peace mural by Huong.

The Peace Mural opens daily from 10:00 – 10:00 p.m., from Dec 3 to April 30th.2014. FREE admission to public. Come meet this extraordinary artist and peace activist and have Huong signs your poster LET’S THINK PEACE, A Complementary from Peace mural Foundation and 420 Lincoln Road Associates, Ltd.
100 posters only as first come first serve.

Wynwood Brewing Co. Serves Art Music, And Handmade-in-Miami Brews During Art Basel

Wynwood Brewing Co. Serves Art Music, And Handmade-in-Miami Brews During Art Basel
The hours for the Tap Room will be 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. daily during Art Basel week.
Logo IIWynwood Brewing Company
565 NW 24th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Twitter @WynwoodBrewing

What could be better than “Handmade in Miami” brews in the Wynwood Arts District during Art Basel? On Wednesday, December 4th the Wynwood Brewing Company, the first production craft brewery in the city of Miami, will have a Grand Opening of their Tasting Room at 565 NW 24th Street starting at 4 p.m.  During the festivities there will be a concert with Cog Nomen and Tony Laurencio (from Afrobeta and Beatmachines) and the unveiling of amazing art from notable muralists who have been working in the space for the last couple of weeks like Claudio Picasso (CP1), Eva Ruiz, Trek Six, Ernesto Kunde (KundeArt), Ruben Ubiera, Casey Waterman, and Daniel Fila (Krave), among many.

For the past several weeks the WBCo team has been working feverishly with new brewmaster Nik Mebane creating new seasonal brews to offer for the Tap Room opening. They have also been busy commissioning excellent work from renowned artists in the area to create a space that is representative of the Wynwood Arts District. Part of the funding for the murals and art projects was provided by the Awesome Foundation.

The Wynwood Brewing Team is comprised by Luis Brignoni, Founder, his father Luis “Pops” Brignoni, Co-Founder, Brewmaster Nik Mebane, Assistant Brewer David Rodriguez, Tap Room Manager Alex Gutierrez and Victor, Cellar Packaging Manager.

The Wynwood Brewing Company brews three year-long craft beers: La Rubia, a blond ale; Pop’s Porter and the Wynwood IPA.  Nine other seasonal brews will be on tap including La Oscura, an American Stout, and the Lupulado Batch #2, an Imperial IPA. (list included)

In addition on December 4th, there will be a special tapping at 8 p.m. of the new Wheat Wine. Only two kegs will be on hand.

The TAP LIST will be as follows:
1. La Rubia
2. Wynwood IPA
3. Pop’s Porter
4. La Oscura – American Stout
5. Lupulado Batch #1 – Pale Ale with Wet Cascade
6. Lupulado Batch #2 – Imperial Red with Wet Chinook and Citra
7. Magic Sticke – German Sticke Alt
8. El Dorado Pale Ale – Pale Ale brewed with El Dorado Hops
9. Banana Hammock-Wheat Ale with Banana
10. Stiglitz – Imperial Marzen brewed and Dry hopped with Wet Citra
11.CocoChoco – Coconut White Chocolate Stout
12. La Pantera-Panther Coffee Stout on Nitro

Voices of Angels Miami Children’s Chorus In Concert 12/15/13

Voices of Angels Miami Children’s Chorus In Concert
Sunday, December 15, 2013 – 4:00 p.m. 
miamichildrenschorus12-04-13First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables
536 Coral Way
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Admission:  $20 Adults, $5 Students and Seniors (In Advance) – $25 Adults, $10 Students and Seniors (At the Door)

MCC shares the magic of the holidays in Voices of Angels. The concert will feature all three ensembles of the Miami Children’s Chorus performing holiday favorites and multi-cultural choral pieces representative of many holiday traditions. Voices of Angels beautifully captures the spirit of the holidays, which shines most powerfully when a chorus sings as one! Come and be thrilled by the 150+ voices of the MCC.

The Miami Children’s Chorus is supported in part by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the City of Coral Gables.

Network Like A Star at Miami Innovation Center 12/17/13

Network Like A Star at Miami Innovation Center
napwTuesday December 17, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Miami Innovation Center
1950 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 
Register Online

What better way to close out the year than with a STAR! Join us along with our very own Star Jones as she shares what’s new with the NAPW and what to expect in 2014.  Carolina Rendeiro, CEO of Right Space Management and Alice Horn, Executive Director of NFTE South Florida will also be addressing our members and guests.  We will have hors d’oeurves, wine and great networking with the NAPW Miami Chapter!  The best part… 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship a 501C3, which provides programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures.

63rd Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art 1/18/13-1/19/13

63rd Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art
beauxartsfestivalJanuary 18-19, 2014, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grounds of the Lowe Art Museum,
1301 Stanford Drive
University of Miami Campus
Admission and Parking: Free

The 63rd annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art presented by City National Bank will bring more than 230 fine art juried exhibitors to the grounds of the Lowe Art Museum on the University of Miami campus on January 18 and 19, 2014.

Widely recognized as one of the region’s most popular outdoor art exhibitions and a South Florida tradition, the festival attracts thousands of visitors annually and offers works in 10 mediums for a variety of budgets.

Admission and parking are free. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Lowe Art Museum, which will be open to the public all weekend.

The festival will feature live music in the Main-stage tent, children’s entertainment – including free art activities for children ages 4-12  in the “Miami Children’s Hospital Art Park” – and a variety of dining options, making this event ideal not just for art enthusiasts but for families as well.

In addition to artists selected by a panel of jurors, visitors will enjoy the popular “Student Artist Showcase,” featuring 150 pieces from Miami-Dade middle and high school students, on display inside the Lowe Art Museum throughout the weekend. A celebration honoring the students’ art will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at the Lowe. Sponsors of the Student Artist Showcase include Crispin, Porter + Bogusky, Neiman Marcus and Joanna’s Marketplace.

The festival reaches beyond artists and visitors on the festival weekend. Funds raised from the festival help underwrite “Hands On!” – Beaux Arts’ signature program for children from underserved schools. ”Hands On!” introduces these Miami-Dade students to the world of art and museums via field trips to the museum. Additional funds raised are used for Lowe Art Museum exhibitions, improvements and acquisitions.

The festival was originally called the “Clothesline Sale,” as Beaux Arts volunteers used clotheslines to display the works of local artists in front of the Lowe. Over 60 years later, the all volunteer-run, annual festival has evolved and is considered one of the top outdoor fine art shows in the country.

Sponsors for the 2014 Beaux Arts Festival of Art include Presenting Sponsor City National Bank; Featured Sponsors Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables and Cutler Bay, and Miami Children’s Hospital; and Friend of Festival Sponsors AON, Crispin Porter + Boguksy, Miami Dade County, and the University of Miami.

For more sponsorship and general information, visit www.BeauxArtsMiami.org, and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BeauxArtsFestival. Images are available upon request.

Founded in 1952, Beaux Arts is a 100% volunteer organization made up of 100 women and over 300 associates, who fund art enrichment, appreciation and financial assistance to the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami. Through major fundraising initiatives such as the annual Beaux Arts Ball and Beaux Arts Festival of Art on the University of Miami Campus, the organization is the largest group financial donor to the museum. Beaux Arts recently won the “White Award,” with which the group was recognized as the University of Miami’s most effective donor and surpassing the $5 million mark of funds contributed to the Lowe Museum. To date, Beaux Arts has hosted over 25,000 children at the Beaux Arts Art Camp and hosted over 5,000 students from Miami-Dade schools for our art appreciation outreach program, “Hands On!”. For more information, visit www.BeauxArtsMiami.org

Blanc NYE 2014 at The Ritz Carlton Miami Beach 12/31/13

Blanc NYE 2014 at The Ritz Carlton Miami Beach
1231blanc_revTuesday, December 31st, Doors Open At 830pm
The Ritz Carlton South Beach
1 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, Fl 33139
Buy Tickets Online
Required dress for the event: evening wear, white is encouraged.
Presale tickets are priced at $125 and includes a premium open from 8:30 until midnight.
Table reservations available.
A portion of the proceeds of all sales will benefit the Miami Beach Chamber Education Foundation.

The Ritz Carlton South Beach will become ground zero for the most important New Year’s party in Miami as 2014 falls upon us. BLANC NYE 2014 will be a magical journey that rings in the New Year in an ocean of white. Taking place on Tuesday December 31, 2013, BLANC NYE 2014 will feature over the top specialty entertainment, renowned DJ’s, and opulent décor on one of South Beach’s most stunning properties.

BLANC NYE 2014 is a collaboration of some of the most talented and passionate event producers in South Florida. Celebrating New Year’s for many represents an inspiring new start. For this reason, BLANC NYE 2014 will feature a theme based exclusively around the color white which is synonymous with the clean slate that a new year represents. AMPM Presents, Creativas Group Public Relations and Branding, and Tony Guerra/Citrus Miami came together to conceptualize BLANC NYE which will help transport guests to a magical far off land where one can forget the everyday and look forward to welcoming the New Year in inspirational wonderment.

Guests can expect an atmosphere comprised of live entertainment, mystical characters, aerialists, choreographed performances and the like. With the perfect backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean those in attendance will be part of an event reminiscent of aspects from familiar favorites such as “Fantasia”, “Merlin”, and “Atlantis” all wrapped into one. An event of this caliber will not be complete without a premium open bar from 8:30PM until the champagne toast at Midnight. Music will tie the elements together and BLANC NYE will feature one of the premier open format DJ’s: DJ Cassidy.

The highly acclaimed DJ Cassidy has been dubbed “DJ to the Stars” and has been in demand for some of the most noteworthy global personalities to include Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Campbell, Kim Kardashian Oprah Winfrey, President Barrack Obama and was the DJ for Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s New York City wedding. From New York to Dubai, from Paris to Tokyo, DJ Cassidy performs in the hottest nightclubs worldwide and will be present to make BLANC NYE 2014 for the go to New Year’s Eve Party in South Florida.

The question is: “Where will you be when the clock strikes 12?”

Oasis Collections Clubhouse at Sweetwater Beer Garden 12/3/13-12/8/13

Oasis Collections Clubhouse
BASELFLYERDecember 3-8, 2013
Sweetwater Beer Garden
318 21st Street between Park and Liberty avenues
Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Please RSVP to michelle@stuntmanpr.com, including the event(s) to which you would like to attend.

Tuesday, December 3rd
Absolut Ansonia Artist Showcase
Featuring Jose Felix Prez, John Lermayer, Jessie Nite and Adam Del Guccimane among others.
Sounds by Charlie Woods and Christa Marie
6pm at Sweetwater Beer Garden

Wednesday December 4th
Peroni Umbrella Remix Showcase
Sounds by Dude Skywalker
7pm at Sweetwater Beer Garden
Basil Hayden // Art of Man
Sounds by Soul Eyes
11pm at Oddfellows (336 21st Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Thursday, December 5th
Swedish Summer by Rekorderlig
Sounds by Poolside, Million Young, Jean Jacket
2pm at Sweetwater Beer Garden
Don Julio Presents Santlov 13th Witness
Sounds by Reid Waters
8pm at Sweetwater Beer Garden

Friday, December 6th
Paint the Town Belvedere (Red)
A day to celebrate awareness for National AIDS Day
Backyard BBQ featuring Claire Smith, The Hongs and Shangria LA
5pm at Sweetwater Beer Garden
Landmark Turns (Red)
Ceremonial lighting of historic Plymouth
Sounds by Arthur Baker and King Kut
7:30pm at Oddfellows (336 21st Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Saturday December 7th
Apples & Oranges Showcase Hosted by Jonny Lennon
Sounds by Jasmine Solano, Reid Waters, DJ Theory, Julian Cavin
Live art by Pixote
12pm at Sweetwater Beer Garden
Oddfellows Grand Opening
Celebrate the opening of Oddfellows, a members-only locale inspired by Prohibition Era speakeasies
Live performances by Theophilus London and Austin Paul
Sounds by DJ Ruen and Iron Lyon
11pm at Oddfellows (336 21st Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Sunday December 8th
Art Week Closing Party with Uncle Luke & Friends
Sounds by Sal Morale
11am at Sweetwater

Oasis Collections is teaming up with Sweetwater to celebrate its expansion into Miami with 6 days of parties and events throughout the week.

Oasis Collections is a full-service hospitality company offering luxury, design-focused, short-term rentals in Latin America with recent expansions into Miami and New York City. Oasis connects travelers with high-end properties, handpicked by experts for an authentic, rich experience in highly sought after travel destinations. Oasis’ curated properties offer a unique alternative to hotels that provide a combination of space, convenience and comfort that is unlikely to be found in a hotel or in a self-researched property rental.

Sweetwater is a hidden cool hangout decorated with salvaged wood, serving as a retreat and social space for locals to enjoy an organic and local farm-based food menu. Members can also enjoy a variety of events that include yoga classes, movie nights, a day of pampering and ice cream socials.

Peroni Umbrella Remix Showcase and Basil Hayden // Art of Man – Presented by Oasis Collections and Sweetwater 12/4/13

Peroni Umbrella Remix Showcase and Basil Hayden // Art of Man – Presented by Oasis Collections & Sweetwater
BASELWEDNESDAYWednesday, December 4th
Peroni Umbrella Remix Showcase
7PM at Sweetwater
318 21st Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Featuring sounds by Dude Skywalker

Basil Hayden // Art of Man
11PM at Oddfellows
336 21st Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Featuring sounds by Soul Eyes

Oasis Collections, a full-service hospitality company offering luxury, design-focused, short-term rentals in Latin America with recent expansions into Miami and New York City alongside Sweetwater, a hidden cool hangout in Miami decorated with salvaged wood, serving as a retreat and social space for locals to enjoy an organic and local farm-based food menu.

Acid & Luna Alkali Experience during Art Basel Miami at Lock & Load Miami 12/6/13

Acid & Luna Alkali Experience during Art Basel Miami
acidfriFriday, December 6, 6p-9p
Lock & Load Miami
2545 N. Miami Ave
Wynwood Miami, FL

Scott “ACID” Chester and Evelyn Luna “Alkali” will display their wide variety of works at Lock & Load Miami , Friday December 6, 2013 at 2545 N Miami Ave. Miami, FL. 33137. The event will feature live music, cocktails courtesy of Lucky Player Vodka, fashion, and feature and outdoor cigar lounge by ACID Cigars.

Acid & Alkali will display their collection of art work along with custom cars, custom motorcycles, and men’s and women’s fashion line in what will be the most unique Art Basel space of the year. Lock & Load Miami is a new state-of-the-art luxury firearms range located in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. The event is a “pop up” in the heart of the vibrant arts area. Guests are encourages to attend between 6:00PM and 10:00PM this Friday December 6, 2013.

ABOUT LOCK & LOAD The 14,000 square-foot facility over 25 different types of fully automatic firearms and choose among a variety of packages that are tailored to meet individual interests. The high-end venue caters to members and guests who want to experience the adrenaline rush of a fully automatic firearms experience in a safe and controlled environment.

For this specific event Lock & Load Miami has just announced that they will offer a special Art Basel Miami package to those attending tonight’s event. “The ACID Package” $60 for 25 rounds with an IMI Uzi & HK UMP “The Alkali Package” $50 for 25 rounds with a HK MP5 & HK G36.

The Acid & Luna Alkali Lifestyle Experience blends art, custom cars, and fashion with the once in a lifetime opportunity to feel the exhilaration of firing a fully automatic machine gun in a safe environment. We invite you to change the way you experience Art Basel!

The “Pulse” show at Lock & Load Miami takes place Friday December 6, 2013 at 2545 N Miami Ave. Miami, FL. 33137. The event will feature live music, cocktails courtesy of Lucky Player Vodka, fashion, and feature and outdoor cigar lounge by ACID Cigars. RSVP at: gpineres@creativasgroup.com.

VIP Brunch/Pulse Art Fair 12/5/13

VIP Brunch/Pulse Art Fair

PULSE_Miami2013_VIP_inviteJoin us for the invite-only Press Preview and VIP Brunch for the Pulse Contemporary Art Fair. December 5, 2013: 9:00am – 1:00pm at The Ice Palace Studios,
Marking its 9th year, PULSE is one of Miami’s most engaging and longest running art fairs focusing solely on contemporary art. Pulse Miami will also feature original programming – including the PULSE Play video lounge and the PULSE performance events. Sponsors include Moet+Hennesy, Heineken, Perrier, Art Catlin, Living Divani, Malin+Goetz and Cadillac.
RSVP is a must to the link below for complementary access to the VIP Brunch:

The Street 2013: Festival of Electronic Music, Art and Performance 12/6/13-12/7/13

The Street 2013: Festival of Electronic Music, Art and Performance
December 6 & 7, 8-11PM
 Festival_2013_WebHarold Golen Gallery
2294 NW 2nd Ave
Wynwood Art District
Miami FL, 33127
Contact: info@fetafoundation.org
Admissions: free

For centuries, the street has engaged a discourse between the artists and society whether through performances, happenings or exhibitions. Expanding the tradition to the digital domain, we are bringing electroacoustic music, art and performance to the streets of Miami’s Wynwood District.

The fourth edition of our annual Street: Festival of Electronic Music, Art and Performance aims to reinvigorate the contact between the experimental and the public during this year’s Art Basel Fair Miami, featuring real-time performances by a laptop orchestra, music robotic machines, mobile performance group, sensor-embedded belly dancer and a series of solo electronic music and video acts.

Friday, December 6, 8-11PM
Featured Artists:
The UM Grads
Electronic Mobile Performance
FLEA: FIU Laptop & Electronic Arts Ensemble
Jacob Sudol
Wade Matthews
Saturday, December 7, 8-11PM
Featured Artists:
Steven Kemper
Aurie Hsu
Genghis Hans
Carlos Dominguez
Brian del Toro
Matt Taylor
Daniel Yellin

Come and join!
With the commitment to bring provocative deliciousness to your senses,

The Street 2013: Festival of Electronic Music, Art and Performance 12/6/13-12/7/13

The Street 2013: Festival of Electronic Music, Art and Performance
December 6 & 7, 8-11PM
 Festival_2013_WebHarold Golen Gallery
2294 NW 2nd Ave
Wynwood Art District
Miami FL, 33127
Contact: info@fetafoundation.org
Admissions: free

For centuries, the street has engaged a discourse between the artists and society whether through performances, happenings or exhibitions. Expanding the tradition to the digital domain, we are bringing electroacoustic music, art and performance to the streets of Miami’s Wynwood District.

The fourth edition of our annual Street: Festival of Electronic Music, Art and Performance aims to reinvigorate the contact between the experimental and the public during this year’s Art Basel Fair Miami, featuring real-time performances by a laptop orchestra, music robotic machines, mobile performance group, sensor-embedded belly dancer and a series of solo electronic music and video acts.

Friday, December 6, 8-11PM
Featured Artists:
The UM Grads
Electronic Mobile Performance
FLEA: FIU Laptop & Electronic Arts Ensemble
Jacob Sudol
Wade Matthews
Saturday, December 7, 8-11PM
Featured Artists:
Steven Kemper
Aurie Hsu
Genghis Hans
Carlos Dominguez
Brian del Toro
Matt Taylor
Daniel Yellin

Come and join!
With the commitment to bring provocative deliciousness to your senses,

VIP Reception at Ligne Roset 12/5/13

VIP Reception at Ligne Roset
ligneThurs, December 5th from 6 – 9 p.m.  
Ligne Roset 
160 NE 40th Street
Miami, FL 33137
RSVP: cerveradev@gmail.com
Please join us at the Ligne Roset Design District showroom for an evening of Cocktails and Contemporary French Art featuring Bernardaud, crafters of innovative porcelain tableware, decorative objects and jewelry.
Ligne Roset’s Miami team of Interior Design Consultants have previously completed many different model buildings, but will embark on their first actual residential condominium design – from top to bottom – at Le Parc, 12-story, 128-unit luxury boutique condominium located in the heart of Brickell.

Art Basel Kickoff Party Featuring Live Body Painting 12/4/13

Art Basel Kickoff Party Featuring Live Body Painting
image002December 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences Sales Center
17201 Biscayne Blvd.
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences, in coordination with T Pooch Realty, is hosting an Art Basel party featuring the work of New York City artist Marcus Suarez. Suarez, who is known for his eclectic style that encompasses everything from graffiti to classical, contemporary to futuristic, is also known for his incredible body art.  At the event, he will be live painting a nude model!

Art Basel Kickoff Party Featuring Live Body Painting 12/4/13

Art Basel Kickoff Party Featuring Live Body Painting
image002December 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences Sales Center
17201 Biscayne Blvd.
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences, in coordination with T Pooch Realty, is hosting an Art Basel party featuring the work of New York City artist Marcus Suarez. Suarez, who is known for his eclectic style that encompasses everything from graffiti to classical, contemporary to futuristic, is also known for his incredible body art.  At the event, he will be live painting a nude model!

BFI presents: Peace Off Mind 12/6/13-12/8/13

BFI presents: Peace Off Mind
peaceoffmindOpening reception: Friday, December 5th, 2013, 6pm – 9pm
Special Art Basel Miami Beach Hours: Saturday, December 7th – Sunday, December 8th, noon – 5pm
BFI #BangeFarbeInstitut
100 NE 11th Street,
Miami, FL 33132

BFI #BangeFarbeInstitut presents: Peace Off Mind
Frank Haines and Christopher Garrett
December 6 – January 13th, 2014

Artist and Magician Frank Haines currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Haines has performed at Santos Party House (NYC), Pyramid Club (NYC), Basso, (Berlin), and the deep woods of Delhi, NY. His most recent collaboration was this Fall with Zeena Schreck for Performa 13. Additionally, Haines is part of the cross-generational performance trio of Blanko & Noiry. Notably, they performed at a night he curated titled Blood Transfusion for a Ghost at PS1/MOMA in conjunction with their Kenneth Anger exhibition. Haines has exhibited extensively in the US and Europe at Jackie Klempay Gallery (Brooklyn), AMP (Athens), Boston University Art Gallery, Jack Hanley Gallery (San Francisco), Lisa Cooley Gallery (NYC), Krinzinger Gallerie (Vienna), ZDB (Lisbon).Additionally, Haines is working on a book of interviews with 25 fellow artists and scholars, curating the upcoming exhibition Witch Favors, and collaborating with Jerry (The Marble Faun) Torre.

Christopher Garrett is an artist and curator. He lives and works everywhere. He is not the best at writing bios.

Art Basel Ithaca Photography Exhibition Opening Reception 12/3/13

Art Basel Ithaca Photography Exhibition Opening Reception
ithacaTue, Dec 3, 6:30pm until 9:00pm
Ithaca South Beach Hotel
601 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
You must RSVP directly to: info@ithacasouthbeach.com

You are cordially invited to “Colors Of The Conscience” Contemporary Photography by Guiri Reyes Art Exhibition at Ithaca South Beach
Cocktail Reception @ Ithaca Hotel South Beach
Tuesday Dec 3rd, 2013 6:30pm

Guiri Reyes is a self-taught Brazilian artist that started his photography journey at twelve years old with his first digital camera. Working hard at his craft, his particular view of the light through the camera lens set his course to the fusion of steady and moving images into art expression. Through photography and video Guiri shows techniques that reflect his life experiences and upbringing in a small and rural beach village in Brazil. In Praia do Rosa, Santa Catarina nature’s true colors connect with the rich spiritual oriental philosophy practiced by his family, that contrasts with the urban and material world he has been exposed to while traveling and working with many world known photographers throughout his career.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Open on Art Basel week from 11am to 8pm
Open daily from 5 to 9pm until January 14th, 2014
Please schadule your private appointment with curator

Razzle Dazzle Basel Shmazzle It’s Time For Pudding Pop 12/6/13

Razzle Dazzle Basel Shmazzle It’s Time For Pudding Pop
puddingpopFriday, December 6, 2013, 7:00pm
Moonchine Asian Bistro + Lounge + Bar
7100 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, Florida 33138

razzle dazzle basel shmazzle. Its PUDDING POP. an art
and performance party celebrating and desecrating art basel 2013

Live Bands
Dark Rift
Izy Volta
No Traffic
Smokestack Rock

Acoustic Artists
Chris Corzo
Ancient Alien Theorist
Deers & Strangers
Dirty Foot Bandit
Kiss the Fire

Mc’s And Vocalists
Top Billion
Adriane Mack Davis
Derek Miller
Jada Blaze
Jay Mcally

Art By
the Picture Pages Art Collective.

starts early and goes late 7 pm – 3 am.
check out the show and grab some culinary art. add delicious Moonchine to your Art Basel Itinerary.

FusionMia 12/3/13-12/8/13


The Fusion MIA Fair and GREY GOOSE Vodka are combining efforts during Art Basel for a first-time display of African and Latin artists taking place in the heart of Wynwood, December 3 – 7, 2013.

First Look – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Opening
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Fusion MIA Fair/Grey Goose Vodka Lounge
Wynwood/Mana Village District
NW 2nd Avenue & NW 22nd Street
Miami, FL
6:30 p.m. Blue Carpet and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
8:00 p.m. VIP Reception
The festivities begin with a Blue Carpet ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by former city commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, who will pay special tribute to the global achievements of African-American and Caribbean artists. An invitation-only audience of state and local officials, VIPs, celebrities and media will get an exclusive peek at Fusion MIA’s gallery, as well as the Grey Goose Vodka Lounge. The evening highlights the Fusion that exists between music, art, fashion and film. Guests will be served Grey Goose-infused cocktails and French cuisine.

Miami Fashion Week- Women Who Rock Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Fusion MIA Fair/Grey Goose Vodka Lounge
Wynwood/Mana Village District
NW 2nd Avenue & NW 22nd Street
Miami, FL
5:45 p.m. Blue Carpet VIP Reception
7:00 p.m. Event Begins
Jones Magazine and Miami Fashion Week host a star-studded event that celebrates the art of fashion and salutes women who have passionately overcome obstacles while pursuing crafts and careers that have enriched their communities. A pre-launch to Miami Fashion Week, the event will feature avante garde fashions from designers, Art of Shade, Julian Chang, Viviana G for Petit Pois, Fabrizio de Castro and Tanya Maria. Live musical performances and an awards presentation will be a part of this memorable evening, as will delectable treats from today’s hottest celebrity chef and Grey Goose signature cocktails that Rock!

Art of Music Holiday Reception Private Event
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Fusion MIA Fair/Grey Goose Vodka Lounge
Wynwood/Mana Village District
NW 2nd Avenue & NW 22nd Street
Miami, FL
5:45 p.m. Blue Carpet VIP Reception
7:00 p.m. Event Begins
Join the Ted Lucas Foundation and the Miami Foundation for the 4th Annual Holiday Reception and Awards Ceremony honoring the Circle House, the Overtown Jazz Music Project and Miami Symphony Orchestra Maestro Eduardo Marturet. Enjoy an evening of magical music and holiday cheer with a special performance by Sebastian Mikael and the Miami Symphony, while feasting on tantalizing treats from a Celebrity Chef and holiday cocktails from Grey Goose.

Miami Global Caribbean Fusion Brunch
Friday, December 6, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Little Haiti Arts & Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace
Miami, FL
Visual artists from Haiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean nations join Caribbean consul generals and international leaders for a mixer brunch that will highlight the culinary artistry of Celebrity Chef Wendell Price. Grey Goose’s Celebration signature champagne cocktail will be served during the brunch.

Fly Live Mural Painting by Trek 6
Friday, December 6, 2013, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fusion MIA Fair – Front Entrance of Tent
Wynwood/Mana Village District
NW 2nd Avenue & NW 22nd Street
Miami, FL

GREY GOOSE Vodka Awards Dinner Private Event
Friday, December 6, 2013
Fusion MIA Fair/Grey Goose Vodka Lounge
Wynwood/Mana Village District
NW 2nd Avenue & NW 22nd Street
Miami, FL
6:30 p.m. Blue Carpet VIP Reception
8:00 p.m. Event Begins
On Friday, December 6 the venue will be transformed into an ethereal white setting with celestial-themed touch points for an evening of music, epicurean French cuisine, and exceptional people driven by a common passion for the arts. Attendees for the private dinner will include artists, collectors, curators, business professionals, taste makers, trendsetters and media. Beginning with an entry into a heavenly oasis of ice sculptures, and progressing into a global artist village, guests are immersed in the rich spirit of the African and Caribbean artists who have emerged from adversity to stake their claim among the masters. Iconic artist Ed Clark will be honored for his incredible body of work.

Fusion Friday Night Live!
Friday, December 6, 2013, 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Fusion MIA Fair/Grey Goose Vodka Lounge
Wynwood/Mana Village District
NW 2nd Avenue & NW 22nd Street, Miami, FL
Jill Tracy and Friends Only In Miami: The Runners
12a.m. Mick (Boogie), D-Nice and The Runners
Fusion Friday Night Live!  Jill Tracey presents a great night of music and art with South Florida’s #1 for today’s hits and oldies HOT 105, co-host Tamara G starring Big Brooklyn Red and Friends! We’re broadcasting live with James T, sipping cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose; all highlighted by art featuring some of Miami’s best and brightest!

Grey Goose Vodka Lecture Series
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 11:00 a.m. thru 12:30 p.m. – Lecture
Fusion MIA Fair/Grey Goose Vodka Lounge
Wynwood/Mana Village District
NW 2nd Avenue & NW 22nd Street, Miami, FL
Moderated by MSNBC Correspondent Dr. James Peterson. A conversation with Betye Saar iconic Grey Goose Vodka award winner.
2:00 p.m. thru 3:30 p.m. – Art of Life
From 11 a.m. thru 12:30 p.m., an iconic artist will share his encyclopedic knowledge of the art world during a panel discussion. The discussion will be followed by a screening of The Art of Life, movie.

Fly Live Mural Painting by Chro Boogie
Saturday, December 7, 2013,3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fusion MIA Fair – Front Entrance of Tent
Wynwood/Mana Village District
NW 2nd Avenue & NW 22nd Street, Miami, FL

Fusion Live
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Fusion MIA Fair/Grey Goose Vodka Lounge
Wynwood/Mana Village District
NW 2nd Avenue & NW 22nd Street, Miami, FL
Elevation – Live Performance
7:00p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
10p.m.-11p.m. SZA (Top Dawg Entertainment, label-mate of Kendrick Lamar)
11p.m.-12a.m. Tiny Hearts
12a.m. DJ Waajeed
The evening will highlight a memorable group out of Chicago known as Elevation. Spending an evening with Elevation is to embark on an adventure incorporating components of theater, art, video and live-music improvisational performances. The main thrust of Elevation is to expose fine art practices to a social environment that explores and expedites events, art parties in homes, school activities, community centers, galleries, as well as, traditional exhibition halls. Elevation uses painters, musicians, fashion designers, DJs, sculptors, videography installations, dance and spoken word. It presents these artists in solo performances, workshops, and in unique curated multi-arts collaborations. The purpose is to inspire everyday people to dialogue and experience art-making of every genre, as well as in unique collaborations of the various forms. Elevation creates one-of-a-kind gatherings and art parties that make the arts relevant and useful to various communities throughout the world. In doing so, it elevates and inspires participation in the creative process. This is Elevation!

Art Bodega Magazine Launch Party 12/3/13

Art Bodega Magazine Launch Party
Tuesday, artbodegaDecember 3, 2013, 7:00pm
The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, FL
RSVP to artbodegaevents@hotmail.com

Miami Fall/Winter Art Bodega Magazine Launch, with special guests Gene Prescott of the The Biltmore Hotel, Natalia Valera of the Miami cover, and Dr. Ramrin Kassir of the New York cover. Come celebrate the arts in a unique way with the New York and Miami Launch issue of the Fall/Winter Art Bodega Magazine. Join the glitterati and celebrities at The Granada room at The Biltmore Hotel for the unveiling of the cover of artist Natalia Valera and New York renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Ramtin Kassir. Art Bodega Magazine is a high end print publication in New York, Palm Beach and Miami dedicated to the affluent community with a Latino flair. Our event is dedicated to the arts, fashion, beauty and business community that loves new ideas. Expect great food, cocktails, and much more at the exclusive Biltmore Hotel. Art Bodega Magazine is a bi-lingual and bi-monthly publication for the high-end Latin consumer that combines editorial content, celebrity news, as well as a guide to the latest hotspots and fashion trends.

The Art Of Barbie: Photography from The Electric Blogarella Ginger Harris 12/3/13

The Art Of Barbie: Photography from The Electric Blogarella Ginger Harris
TheArtofBarbie_GingerHarris_TheLocalHouseTuesday, December 3rd, 2pm – 5pm
The Local House at The Sense Beach House Hotel
400 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach FL 33139

I hope you can join us at The Local House at The Sense Beach House Hotel for THE ART OF BARBIE, a stylish collection of Barbie photography from Miami’s favorite fashionista Ginger Harris. Ginger will host and present twenty of her favorite photographs she’s taken of America’s Sweetheart. Pink cocktails and playful nibbles will flow all afternoon. So join us for something different, sweet & cool.

Weeklong Exhibit: Monday, December 2 – Sunday, December 8

Breakfast with Santa at Brio Tuscan Grille 12/7/13-12/14/13

Breakfast with Santa at Brio Tuscan Grille

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, 9-10:30 a.m.
BRIO at The Falls
8888 SW 136 Street, Miami, FL 33176

BRIO at The Village at Gulfstream Park
600 Silks Run, Suite 1205, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

BRIO at CityPlace
550 South Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401

BRIO at The Gardens Mall
3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, 9-11 a.m.
BRIO at The Shops at Boca Center
5050 Town Center Circle, Suite 239, Boca Raton, FL 33486

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, 9-10:30 a.m.
BRIO at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
14576 SW 5th Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Cost: $11.95 per adult; $5.95 per child
Reservations are required. Call your local BRIO to reserve for this special Santa event!

Santa is making a special trip to BRIO Tuscan Grille South Florida locations to listen to Christmas wishes and spread holiday cheer. Guests will enjoy a delicious plated breakfast and holiday activities including a visit and photos with Santa (guests are encouraged to bring their cameras), a takeaway treat for each child and more.
BRIO’s breakfast will be plentiful with scrumptious items for both adults and children. Dishes on the adult menu include Fritatta Al Forno, layered with eggs, angel hair, crisp bacon, onions, spinach, artichoke, Fontina cheese and Parmesan cream, served with fresh fruit; Eggs Classico, three farm fresh eggs scrambled, with potatoes peperonata, Applewood bacon and toast; Berries & Cream French Toast, brioche stuffed with Mascarpone cream cheese and sautéed until golden brown, topped with fresh berries and a vanilla cream cheese drizzle; and the Chef’s Omelet of the Day.
Children’s selections include Kids’ French Toast served with maple syrup, bacon and fresh fruit; and Kids’ Scrambled Eggs served with bacon and fresh fruit.
All breakfasts come with a choice of coffee, tea, soft drink or juice; plus muffins and yogurt parfait.
Reservations are required for the Breakfast with Santa events.

evolutionART Festival Art Basel Underwear Fashion Show and Exhibit 12/7/13

evolutionART Art Basel Underwear Fashion Show/Exhibit
Saturday December 7th 2013 / 6pm-11pm
Whitelaw Hotel Lobby & Courtyard
808 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, Fl. 33139
*Free and Open to the public.
All Ages Welcome
Dress Code: Do YOU

HUMAN BEING Talent Agency and HBMedia cordially invite you to it’s 4th anniversary extravaganza.

Welcome to the 2013 revolutionART Festival!  A bacchanalia of artistic delights ready to be released from Pandora’s Box and sprung upon the world. The mission of revolutionART Festival is to bring forth to the public some of the most exciting and interesting artistic individuals that are creating great buzz in the underground art scene.  Making their debut during ART BASEL Miami will be a "who’s who’ of the WHO’S HOT" in the South Florida scene.

Featured Artist: JaFleu. Marcio Karam. eVol i ART. Black Dalhia. Radames Perez

Featured Photographers: Diego Donis. Natalia Grossa. YOS. Urie Pierre. Nick Ponticelli

Underwear Fashion Show by BodyAware
Urban Couture by Baroque Empire

The Stage:
House Band: Juggernaut: presented by Encore PAC.
Leila Capri
No Traffik
Eric Biddines
J Savvy

The Atmosphere: House of Deon. Rio Chavarro as "Charlie Chaplin". Anthony KULTURE Smith

Chris Da’Imperial and Blondie C.

Cocktail Mixer, Media Reception and Introduction of featured artist/photographers from 6-8pm.
LIVE musical performances and twisted atmosphere throughout the evening.

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida The Nutcracker 12/8/13-12/22/13

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida The Nutcracker
 artsballettheatre11-29-13Sunday, December 8, 2013, 7:30 p.m. (VIP Gala at 6:30 pm)
The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
1700 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tickets: $100.50 (VIP), $47.50 – $52.50

Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th street
Aventura, FL 33180
Tickets: $35

Saturday, December 21, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Parker Playhouse
707 NE 8th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Tickets: $15 to $35

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will, once again embark on a journey to the Land of the Sweets, as they perform the traditional annual audience favorite, The Nutcracker. This is the most popular holiday story ever performed in the US. It tells the tale of a young girl, Clara, on Christmas Eve and the adventure she undertakes when her most cherished Christmas present, a nutcracker, comes to life. Together they battle the Mouse King, meet the Queen of Snow and travel to the Land of Sweets, where they encounter the always classic, Sugarplum Fairy.

Company members of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida are getting ready to this year’s performances of The Nutcracker and are proud to give life to the roles of the Sugarplum Fairy and her cavalier, the Nutcracker Prince, the Marzipan dance, the Snow Queen and all the wonderful characters that light up the eyes of all ages of South Florida audiences during the holiday season.

Vladimir Issaev’s holiday tradition will be presented in three magnificent venues: the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center and The Parker Playhouse of Fort Lauderdale.

Issaev’s engaging choreography preserves the Russian tradition, with music of P.I. Tchaikovsky, yet serves as an alternative to those who already have seen Balanchine’s version. Every year the production is enhanced, adding special effects like falling snow and a growing Christmas tree, which enchant children and adults, making each year a new experience for returning audiences.

The principal roles in The Nutcracker will be commanded by Arts Ballet’s own delightful international treats – Jun Tanabe, Kaori Fukui, Yukina Yasuhara, Moka Maihara, Hirohito Ikeuchi and Takayuki Asai from Japan, Breeana Flannery from Australia, Lillian Hill of Ft. Lauderdale, Remi Lartigue from France, DeeDee Rosner from North Carolina, Lusian Hernandez from Venezuela, Eileen Pualuan and Hernan Montenegro from Chile with additional dancers from Cuba, Argentina, and Venezuela completing the rest of the cast.

The Opening Gala performance takes place at the Fillmore/Gleason, which celebrate the company’s sixteen years of making holiday magic. For VIP Patrons, the December 8th Gala will begin at 6:30 pm, with cocktails and hors Hors d’oeuvres, a reception with the international corps of dancers, and chances to bid on silent auction items that range from donations from Tiffany’s, to weekend getaways and art pieces, followed by the grand opening performance of the holiday season.

Thanks to our patrons, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida has been bringing affordable and high quality ballet to South Florida!

Engage in the holiday gift loved ones will always cherish. Don’t miss the opportunity to share the excitement and charm of the great tradition of the holidays with Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida during their extraordinary performances of The Nutcracker.

Dean Project presents Supernatural: Religious, Theological and Spiritual Leaders Series by Bryan Drury 12/6/13

Dean Project presents Supernatural: Religious, Theological & Spiritual Leaders Series by Bryan Drury Opening reception with the artist
Karen-Berg-detail-1Friday, December 6th, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m
Dean Project
1627 & 1629 Jefferson Avenue at Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

December 6, 2013 – January 4, 2014

Admission:  Free

DEAN PROJECT is pleased to present Supernatural: Religious, Theological & Spiritual Leaders, an exhibition of new paintings by Bryan Drury. This is the artist’s third solo exhibition at the gallery and features eight oil-on-wood paintings, consisting of seven portraits and one painting of the natural world Arising from a broad interest in the ubiquity of religion and the belief in the innate divinity of humans, to create this series Drury met with diverse religious, spiritual, and theological leaders from around the world. The resulting work brings together an eclectic range of venerated leaders who are believed, within their distinctive faith traditions and philosophies, to possess a unique capacity to understand or connect with the divine realm.
Bryan Drury, Rabbi Saul Kassin

Employing the same highly detailed realism found in his other works, Drury exploits the oil-paint medium to meticulously render the topography and organic quality of the sitters’ flesh, contrasting their physicality with the divine nature that they embody within their respective traditions. In his painting of Rabbi Saul Kassin, every wrinkle and hair follicle is exposed in the face of the rabbi, who gazes nobly and pensively at the viewer. The soft creases in the skin of Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa, a Buddhist leader who studied under the Dalai Lama, highlight the tactility of the sitter’s skin, calling attention to the mortal aspect of his being.

In these seven portraits, Drury further explores his interest in the human desire to transcend our animal nature, an idea he also investigated in his previous work. He exposes the disconnect between the corporeality of the body and the abstraction of identity, which exists across cultures, religions, and societies.

Red-Tail, which depicts a hawk devouring its prey, captures the mortality of life in the animal world, creating a striking contrast with the high finish and immortal nature of the portraits.
Portraits in Drury’s ongoing series of Religious, Theological and Spiritual Leaders currently include:
-Archbishop Thomas Wenski, Catholic Church (Miami, FL)
-Imam Shamsi Ali, Islamic Cultural Center and Muslim Scholar (New York, NY)
-Karen Berg, Kabbalah Center (Los Angeles, CA)
-Baraka, Maasai Tribal Chief (Tanzania Africa)
-Rabbi Saul Kassin, Chief Rabbi and Spiritual Leader, Syrian Sephardic Jewish Congregation (Brooklyn, NY)
-Wally Youvella, Hopi Kiva Indian Chief and Clan Leader (Hopi Reservation, Arizona)
-Swami Bhodayan Maharaja, Hindu Senior Devotee and First Guru (Badger, CA)
-Spiritual Leader Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa, Buddhist and the most senior scholar below His Holiness the 14th Dali Lama (Redding, CT)
Bryan Drury, Imam Shamsi Ali

Bryan Drury was born in 1980 in Salt Lake City, Utah and relocated to New York in 2001. He received his MFA Cum Laude from the New York Academy of Art in 2007 and his BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in 2005. He has exhibited and received awards throughout the US and Europe. Among his recent highlights, Drury had a solo museum exhibition at The Faulconer Gallery at Grinnell College in 2010, and The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, selected Drury for their highly prestigious annual Invitational Exhibition 2011. The artist was profiled in the April 2011 issue of The Art Economist magazine’s "Artist To Watch" section. Drury’s painting Ali was included in the exhibition "Now WHAT?" at the Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach FL, the curators from the Norton Museum selected Ali as one of the twenty most engaging works exhibited during 2010 Art Basel Miami Beach. The artist was reviewed by Ken Johnson for The New York Times Art in Review on February 3, 2012.

Image: Bryan Drury, Karen Berg, detail,

Global Caribbean V opening reception 12/6/13

Global Caribbean V opening reception
Friday, December 6, 2013, 10 AM to Noon
11 AM Brunch
Little Haiti Cultural Center
260 NE 59th Terrace

Parking is available on site

Please join the Green Family Foundation at the opening reception of the Global Caribbean V exhibit – Focus on the Miami Contemporary Visual Arts Landscape showcasing artists, curators and specialists related to Caribbean culture

Special exhibits sponsored by GFF include
The launch of the FIU Digital Library of the Caribbean online exhibit – Haiti: An Island Luminous, an introduction to Haitian history and Haitian studies
The installation of Mapping Arts Project – Miami, highlighting historic Caribbean-Miami artistic connections
And a special performance by the Peter London Global Dance Company, celebrating Miami’s rich and diverse cultural heritage

The exhibit runs through January 24, 2014

Art4Water featuring The Misshapes and Special Guests 12/6/13

ART4WATER featuring The Misshapes and Special Guests
art4waterFriday, December 6, 2013 at 8:00 PM – 1:30 AM
W Hotel South Beach
2201 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tickets $100-$1000
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art4water is an art auction + pool party benefiting the clean water projects of Voss Foundation.

All guests must be 21 and over and will be ID’d on admission.

art4water is powered by Jet Fuel PR, a full-service, strategic communications and public relations company based in New York. We represent modern luxury and lifestyle brands as the go-to agency for promotion and reputation management in the digital age.

Voss Foundation is dedicated to providing access to clean water to communities in Sub-Saharan Africa and raising awareness of ongoing need in the region. Founded by VOSS of Norway ASA as an independent 501(c)(3) public charity, Voss Foundation has offices in New York and Oslo. Since our inception in 2008, Voss Foundation has helped to build 63 water access points and 113 sanitation facilities in 6 countries, changing the lives of over 100,000 people in Kenya, Mali, Ethiopia, Swaziland, #the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Liberia.

The One Beat CPR Enchanted Village Comes to Christmas on Las Olas 12/3/13

The One Beat CPR Enchanted Village Comes to Christmas on Las Olas
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013, 5-10pm
East Las Olas Boulevard from SE 6th Avenue – SE 11th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Christmas on Las Olas celebrates 51 years of the urban Winter Wonderland. The event is free to the public. Over 40,000 people gather on Las Olas Boulevard each year to celebrate the unofficial start to the winter season.
One Beat CPR + AED present’s the Enchanted Village. Join One Beat’s Elfin Staff in the Enchanted Village and enjoy music and family entertainment while learning to save a life. This year’s festivities include Interactive CPR demonstrations, a visit from the South Florida Firefighters Calendar, rock climbing wall and bungee bouncers, face painting, cookie decorating, and much more. Bring the family for the best holiday experience in South Florida!
The experience is a rare winter wonderland – snow showers down from the rooftops, children climb Anidjar & Levine’s Snow Mountain & ice skate in the Anijar & Levine  Skate Las Olas rink, while CEO’s, city officials, celebrities and other VIP’s mingle with you and your family. Local choirs from schools and churches fill the air with the sounds of the holidays from 3 stages while strolling carolers delight the crowd who fill their bellies with sips and sweets!

Art Basel Film Fantasia for Dissonant Harmonies 12/7/13

Art Basel Film Fantasia for Dissonant Harmonies
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

An evening film program shown at SoundScape Park on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the New World Center.

Curated by David Gryn, Director of Artprojx, London.

In all the films in this program, the soundtrack plays a crucial role. The relationship that is developed between the visual and the audio builds a bridge to the location of the screening: the New World Center, Home of the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy. The total running time is approximately 68′

Mahony, Los Tres Invitados, 2011, 3’03”, Galerie Emanuel Layr
Ana Gallardo, A boca de jarro, 2008, 6’36”, Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo
Lucien Smith, I Like America and America Likes Me, 2013, 3’39"", Salon 94
Karen Kilimnik, …introducing Tabitha, 1991, 1’10”, 303 Gallery
Nicola Thomas, Dancing with Monk, 2013, 2’55”, courtesy of the artist
Takeshi Murata, Monster Movie, 2005, 4’12”, Salon 94, Ratio 3
Carlos Amorales with Julian Lede, Orellana’s Fantasia, 2013, 7′, Yvon Lambert, kurimanzutto
Tin Ojeda, Daughter, 2013, 7′, 303 Gallery
Friedrich Kunath, You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Crazy, 2012, 16’53”, Blum & Poe
Kemang Wa Lehulere, Lefu La Ntate, 2005, 3’1”, Stevenson
Avinash Veeraraghavan, Breathing charcoal soaked in a shallow forest stream, 2010, 4’20”, GallerySKE
Bill Balaskas, Parthenon Rising (II), 2011, 2’45”, Kalfayan Galleries
Pietro Roccasalva, Giocondità, 2002, 3’53”, Zero…
Bruce McLean, EARACHE: an Opera Bouffant, or ‘How Elvis’s Quiff Killed Johnnie Ray’, 2’08”, 2013, Tanya Leighton Gallery
William E. Jones, The Soviet Army Prepares for Action in Afghanistan, 2011, 2’55”, David Kordansky Gallery, The Modern Institute

Art Basel Film Fantasia for Dissonant Harmonies 12/7/13

Art Basel Film Fantasia for Dissonant Harmonies
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

An evening film program shown at SoundScape Park on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the New World Center.

Curated by David Gryn, Director of Artprojx, London.

In all the films in this program, the soundtrack plays a crucial role. The relationship that is developed between the visual and the audio builds a bridge to the location of the screening: the New World Center, Home of the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy. The total running time is approximately 68′

Mahony, Los Tres Invitados, 2011, 3’03”, Galerie Emanuel Layr
Ana Gallardo, A boca de jarro, 2008, 6’36”, Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo
Lucien Smith, I Like America and America Likes Me, 2013, 3’39"", Salon 94
Karen Kilimnik, …introducing Tabitha, 1991, 1’10”, 303 Gallery
Nicola Thomas, Dancing with Monk, 2013, 2’55”, courtesy of the artist
Takeshi Murata, Monster Movie, 2005, 4’12”, Salon 94, Ratio 3
Carlos Amorales with Julian Lede, Orellana’s Fantasia, 2013, 7′, Yvon Lambert, kurimanzutto
Tin Ojeda, Daughter, 2013, 7′, 303 Gallery
Friedrich Kunath, You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Crazy, 2012, 16’53”, Blum & Poe
Kemang Wa Lehulere, Lefu La Ntate, 2005, 3’1”, Stevenson
Avinash Veeraraghavan, Breathing charcoal soaked in a shallow forest stream, 2010, 4’20”, GallerySKE
Bill Balaskas, Parthenon Rising (II), 2011, 2’45”, Kalfayan Galleries
Pietro Roccasalva, Giocondità, 2002, 3’53”, Zero…
Bruce McLean, EARACHE: an Opera Bouffant, or ‘How Elvis’s Quiff Killed Johnnie Ray’, 2’08”, 2013, Tanya Leighton Gallery
William E. Jones, The Soviet Army Prepares for Action in Afghanistan, 2011, 2’55”, David Kordansky Gallery, The Modern Institute

Art Basel Public Opening Night 12/4/13

Art Basel | Public Opening Night
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 8:30pm – 10:00pm
2100 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

A special evening program with live performances, as part of the Public sector. Curated by Nicholas Baume, Director & Chief Curator, Public Art Fund, New York.

Kate Gilmore has created ‘Only One Like You’, a new performance that builds on themes introduced in her 2011 Public Art Fund project.

Taking the basic elements of human presence and bodily movement as his raw materials, Ryan McNamara’s new performance ‘Uncanny Liquidity’ intends to tweak perceptions and provoke curiosity.

For ‘Smoke Grid’ Olaf Breuning will simultaneously set off smoke canisters to create a sea of colored smoke.

A new sound installation by Mungo Thomson will be created that evening. Four musicians playing different instruments – clarinet, flute, violin and percussion – will imitate the song of crickets.

For the fourth performance of the evening, entitled ‘Santa Confessional’, David Colman installs a classic Catholic confessional within Collins Park for people to confess their sins and ask for absolution.

Absolut Night Court 12/4/13-12/5/13

Absolut Night Court
December 4 -6,  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Oceanfront between 21st and 22nd street
Miami Beach, FL

Ashowcase of Miami’s best Bloody Marys featuring unique recipes by  a team of celebrated local mixologists.
Space is limited. First come first served. Drinks for purchase available.
Proper ID required. All guests must be 21 years of age.

The Sound Garden At Mana Wynwood: Kendrick Lamar, Nicolas Jaar & Dave Herrington, Boy George 12/4/13-12/8/13

The Sound Garden At Mana Wynwood: Kendrick Lamar, Nicolas Jaar & Dave Herrington, Boy George
soundgardenuseuDecember 4-8, 2012
The Sound Garden
Mana Wynwood
318 NW 23rd Street
Miami, FL 33132

For more information & tickets: artbaselmanawynwood.com
Table Reservations: 786-449-1258

Art Basel 2013
Wednesday…Kendrick Lamar (Private Event – Limited Table Reservations Still Available)
Thursday…Darkside (Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington)
Friday…Boy George (Live Acoustic Set)
Saturday…Questlove & Special Guest
Sunday…Fools Gold’s Day Off – Trick Daddy + A-Trak + Flosstradamus + more

DJ Harvey’s Discoteque 12/7/13

Harvey_Email_Web_finalDJ Harvey’s Discoteque
Saturday Dec 7th, Doors 10pm – 5am
297 NW 23rd St.
Wynwood Arts District, Miami 33127
Presale tickets (Get it here)

Take a walk on the dark side with disco’s greatest provocateur. DJ Harvey wraps up the week long over hyped billion dollar art orgy, that is Art Basel Miami.
Bringing it to the masses, with a joyous 7 hour set… for your sleezy, sexy, deep and dirty, diskoid dancing pleasure!

Many DJs are respected, but few have the same kind of cult following as DJ Harvey. The British expat has a 30-year history as a disc jockey and party-thrower, with an astounding career that’s involved such highs as a weekly residency at the original Ministry of Sound in London, forming the influential early-’90s Tonka Soundsystem rave crew in the U.K., inspiring the recent cosmic disco revival with his marathon warehouse parties in downtown Los Angeles, where he lives and countless globe hopping gigs. Throughout it all, his style has remained the same, incorporating humor, masterful DJ chops, and beautifully obscure music.

Presented By: Red Bull Music Academy, Aquabooty Mia, The Electric Pickle & Safe

Art Britannia 12/1/13-12/8/13

Art Britannia
krelwear_Bum12wDecember 1st,   4pm  – 8 pm , Tea Party Preview (RSVP artbritannia@gmail.com)
December 2nd  – 8th ,    11am  – 7pm
December 5, 7-10 pm, British-American Business Council hosted event  – Official opening.
Madonna Building
3940 N. Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

James Capper “Ripper Tooth”
Exhibition runs 1 -  21st December. 

‘Art Britannia’ explores contemporary practice from UK with an emphasis on painting and craft. The exhibition features a ‘mini show within a show’, taken directly from The Lion and Lamb Gallery’s ‘Summer Saloon’ exhibition. The Lion and Lamb is an artists run space, located in the back of an East End pub.
Art Britannia artists include: Charlie Billingham, James Capper, Gordon Cheung, Freya Douglas-Morris, Brad Grievson, Sam Jury, Hannah Knox, Mary Ramsden, John Robertson, Guy Rusha, Dolly Thompsett, Rebecca Ackroyd, Eleanor Moreton, Henny Acloque and Grant Foster.
Curated by Ben Austin (London) and produced by Karelle Levy (Miami).
This show is made possible with the support of Miami Design District, Dacra, Hendrick’s Gin, The British Shop, The British American Business Council, Artlyst, Llanllyr Source, HSBC, Fluff PR, and KRELwear.

British art has always had a distinctive quality perhaps stemming from the mix of post-Empire eclecticism with a touch of eccentricity.
The British are well known for having an idiosyncratic penchant for experimentation and exploration. In art throughout the 20th Century the British have constantly pushed boundaries be it with the advent of Modernism through to the beginnings of Pop, with artists like Richard Hamilton, David Hockney and Sir Peter Blake before the genre took off to New York with Warhol and Co.  This set up a cultural dialogue between the old and new worlds, which still exists today.
By the 70’s and 80’s British artists continued be progressive and taboo breaking with the likes of Gilbert and George becoming ‘living sculptures’ and are now considered ‘national treasures’.  By the 90’s a new wave of artists appear on the scene, graduates from Goldsmiths with plenty of attitude and with the backing of the Charles Saatchi become universally known as the yBas (Young British Artists). Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas grabbed headlines with art that shocked and amazed in equal measure. Pickled sharks and unmade beds surrounded by detritus created a new visual language laced with Post-Modern motifs. This art was bursting with bravado and possessed a visceral quality that demanded attention.
Twenty-five years on, ‘Art Britannia’ takes a rather different view. This is an exhibition that proudly celebrates craft, technical skill, mark making and gestures.  An art with an alternative aesthetic, where the process is critical to the practice, be it through the act of painting or through considered constructions.
‘Art Britannia’ has no over arching theme, no curatorial dictate, merely a commitment to work that reflects a subtle yet seismic shift in British contemporary practice.  Here we have bold and elemental abstractions, richly saturated landscapes, nude figure painting, romantic visions, unsettling video work and a mechanical construct.
The group is a healthy mix of slightly older, more established artists together with the next generation of recent graduates who are already appearing in important collections and shows.

Image: Charlie Billingham “Bum 12”

Tenth Annual Breakfast in the Park at the Frost Art Museum 12/8/13

Tenth Annual Breakfast in the Park at the Frost Art Museum
Sunday, December 8, 2013, from 9:30 am to noon.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17th St.
Miami FL 33199

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, this year in partnership with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, celebrates Art Basel Miami Beach with its tenth annual Breakfast in the Park, on Sunday, December 8, 2013, from 9:30 am to noon. Guests will enjoy a complimentary outdoor breakfast, relax and sip Korbel Champagne Mimosas on the terrace, hear a stimulating talk by the featured sculptor and take guided tours of the Sculpture Park, as well as the exhibitions in the Museum.

This year’s featured sculptor is John Henry. This renowned American artist has long been recognized for his ability to transform the simplest of forms into complex visual statements. Whether they are situated in the land or as part of a cityscape, John Henry’s monumental abstract sculptures challenge notions of balance and equilibrium. A formalist at heart, his concern for line, shape and form is essential to the structure that is the basis of his work and the varied angles that define their recognizable configuration. Although the shapes in John Henry’s works may appear as simple elements arranged like pick-up-sticks, there is no doubt that the concepts that drive his constructions are complex, and the visual experience enhanced by their energy.

Born in 1943, Henry received a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and an Honorary Doctor of the Arts from the University of Kentucky. He has received numerous awards, including the Governor’s National Award in the Arts from the State of Kentucky.

John Henry has been an active participant in promoting the arts, serving on the Board of Trustees of the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, and the Board of the International Sculpture Center, where he held various leadership roles, including Chairman. Henry was a founding member of ConStruct, the artist-owned gallery that promotes and organizes large-scale sculpture exhibitions in the U.S.

His works grace many public and private collections around the U.S., Europe and Asia, and are included in the collections of the British Museum, London; the Dallas Museum; MOCA, Chicago; and the Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea. The Frost Art Museum and The Sculpture Park at FIU have several of his works in their collections and on display.

The Frost Art Museum is delighted to partner with West Kendall Baptist Hospital to bring Breakfast in the Park to our community. This innovative partnership assists both our organizations with the important task of inspiring and educating our community toward an appreciation for the arts, and a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Our new coalition, “Healthy West Kendall,” aims to use our collective resources to influence and improve health outcomes in the area we serve. This overarching goal will be accomplished by engaging our community in initiatives that advocate for active living, healthy lifestyle and community well-being.

Breakfast in the Park guests are also invited to view the six current exhibitions on view at the Frost Art Museum:
• Things that Cannot be Seen Any Other Way: The Art of Manuel Mendive
• Humberto Castro: Tracing Antilles
• Crisis and Commerce: World’s Fairs of the 1930s
• Eternal Cuba: The Darlene M. and Jorge M. Pérez Collection at FIU
• Deep Blue by Javier Velasco
• Alberto Baraya’s Naturalism/Artificiality: Expeditions, and Research of the Herbarium of Artificial Plants
Breakfast in the Park is held the final day of Art Basel Miami Beach. County buses will offer free transportation for Art Basel patrons and the general public, leaving from the Miami Beach Convention Center at 9:30 am, and leaving the Frost Art Museum for the return trip to Miami Beach at 11:30 am. For further information or to make a reservation to attend, please call 305.348.2890.

Installation Of Huge Bulldogs For Art Basel at Miami Children’s Museum 12/2/13

Installation Of Huge Bulldogs For Art Basel
Monday, December 2, 2013 / 10:30am
On The Roof Of Miami Children’s Museum
980 Macarthur Causeway
Watson Island In Miami

First there were Snails!  Then Rabbits!  Now make way for the Dogs!

Just prior to Art Basel, Gloria Porcella, gallery leader of Galleria Ca’D’Oro of Rome and Miami’s Design District is installing four huge Bulldogs at the Miami Children’s Museum.  Created by renowned Belgian artist William Sweetlove from special ecologically produced resin materials, the reddish orange and pink Bulldogs will be mounted on the roof of the Museum’s building on Watson Island on Monday, December 2 / 10:30AM.  They will be on display throughout Art Basel.

William Sweetlove thrives on the superficial putting it in contrast with reality. Through a number of variations on the same theme he creates friction between the artificial and the substantial, completely obliterating the boundaries between toy and work of art. William Sweetlove is a member of the artists’ collective “The Cracking Art Group”, in northern Italy.  As the physical medium that provides the basis for their works of art, the members use a type of plastic produced via a  thermo-chemical reaction in crude oil. This reaction, known as “cracking” is also the origin of the group’s name. In their manifesto, the Cracking Art Group call upon their members to spread a vision of the world suffused with elements of irony and ecological awareness. To those, Sweetlove adds the conviction that art must also be an antidote to overconsumption and overproduction.

The Miami Children’s Museum offers bilingual and interactive exhibits; programs and classes and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication.  They have 14 interactive galleries as well as housing many exciting and fun traveling exhibits.  Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential. Through arts and educational programs, MCM seeks to include and target all audiences in Miami’s changing and diverse community by becoming the “town center” for Miami-Dade County’s children and families.

Pop-Up Piano Free Concert Series during Art Basel 12/5/13-12/7/13

Pop-Up Piano Free Concert Series during Art Basel
Las Cafeteras, Elastic Bond
Thursday, December 5, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
SLS Brickell
1300 South Miami Avenue

Stokeswood and opening guest artist to be announced
Friday, December 6, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Hyde Midtown
3401 NE 1st Ave

Celebrity Jam Sesh with Rami Jaffee, Jessy Greene and surprise guests. Opening act by Cris Cab
Saturday, December 7, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Paraiso Bay (waterfront)
600 NE 31st off of Biscayne Blvd
Free Parking on streets and side lots.

Pop-Up Piano Miami (PUPM) and The Related Group host a free 3-day pop-up concert series during the week of Art Basel Miami Beach, featuring renown DJ’s, established and emerging musicians including Rami Jaffee (of the Foo Fighters), Jessy Greene (who performedwith Pink and Foo Fighters), Las Cafeteras, Stokeswood, Elastic Bond, Cris Cab, MICK, DJ Immortal and more.

The concerts will be held on The Related Group’s pre-construction sites for their latest projects, SLS Brickell, Hyde Midtown, and the five-acre Paraiso Bay waterfront lot. This marks The Related Group’s first collaboration with PUPM, as part of their larger continued commitment to support the arts.

This year, PUPM’s concert series titled PUPM’s Hyde & Seek Pop-Up Concert Series will consist of three open-to-the-public performances.

Besides musical performances on-site, guests will be greeted by KIND Healthy Snacks treats and an opportunity to participate in supporting the project by purchasing the official PUPM Necklace created by jewelry designer Tiffany Ortiz of TAudrey. Additionally, Onli beverages will be serving refreshments. Food and other refreshments will be available for purchase with a percentage of proceeds also going to the project and beneficiary Guitars Over Guns. Participants and sponsors also include Perry Ellis International, Miami Events Group, Monster Energy, Vita Coco, Popsicletas, and BnB Joint Food Truck.

At the Celebrity Jam Sesh pop-up concert event at Paraiso Bay, some of the pianos will be on view for purchase at a silent auction. Guests will have the chance to own a hand-crafted piano by one of the PUPM selected artists including: Evoca1 (www.evoca1.com); Tomas Loewy (www.tomasloewy.com); Rone (www.r-o-n-e.com/); and a fourth surprise artist piano. Other PUPM artists participating this year include Anthony Lister (www.anthonylister.com); Chor Boogie (www.chorboogie.com); Greg Mike (www.gregmike.com); and Nate Dee (www.natedee.com).

For more information, visit www.popuppianomia.com . To keep track of artists and musicians, please follow Pop-Up Piano Miami on Twitter and Facebook.

Viceroy Miami Showcases Artist Yoa and Hosts Art Basel Launch Party 12/6/13

Viceroy Miami Showcases Artist Yoa and Hosts Art Basel Launch Party
Friday, Dec 6, 7pm-late
Viceroy Miami
485 Brickell Ave
Miami 33131

YOA Art Exhibition at 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar
Friday, Dec. 6, 7pm – 9pm
RSVP by Dec. 4 to shoshannah.ascione@viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

Discollage Art Basel Launch Party at FIFTY Ultra Lounge
Friday, Dec. 6, 10pm

In celebration of Art Basel, Viceroy Miami is hosting special events at 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar, its new contemporary American restaurant, and FIFTY Ultra Lounge.

15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar at Viceroy Miami has teamed up with local artist Urayoán “YOA” Ruiz Paneque to create an inspiring exhibition of works. Guests can meet the well-established artist and browse a number of stunning pieces, while they enjoy complimentary light bites and a signature cocktail from the newly debuted restaurant.

FIFTY Ultra Lounge will be hosting a special Art Basel launch party with Discollage. The well-known house sensation DJ Patafunk will spin nu-disco and deep house beats throughout the night. Guests will enjoy giveaways from ZICO Pure Premium Coconut Water, Zonin Wineries and Santa Teresa Rum while soaking in unparalleled views of the downtown Miami skyline.

Art Base East: Return to Innocence 12/5/13-12/10/13

Art Base East: Return to Innocence
December 5th (Opening), 9pm-11pm
December 6th – December 10th, 7pm-11pm
Gallery 118 at the Grand Hilton
1717 North Bay Shore Drive
Miami, Florida
Admission: Free & Open to the Public

Hosted by Fabulocity Antiques

As Curator & Art Director of Gallery 118, I extend an invitation for Arts & Cultural enthusiasts alike, to attend ART BASE – EAST: Return to Innocence.
Art Basel is the most celebrated international arts and cultural fair in the world. Each year, people from all over the world flock to Miami to experience the art phenomenon. Before art became commercialized, many artists honored the simplicity and innocence in creating a visual narrative that spoke from the soul. Many still do.

However, with the growing demand and interest in art from novices to seasoned arts and cultural enthusiasts, new challenges have emerged for artists such as securing gallery and exhibition spaces for solo and group exhibits, in addition to securing an agent or representative for the artists work. Economics plays a significant part in an artist movement. Knowing this, I wanted to create a space for artist to be able to present their work without the opportunity to do so, balancing on the hinge of economics and one’s socioeconomic background.

I believe in a world where everyone should be afforded an opportunity to live without constraints that can have impacting affects on the human spirit. As such, I’ve selected a diverse roster of artists to represent Art Base East: Return to Innocence. They represent an international makeup from the continents of Africa, Europe, Asia and South America. More than its title, Return to Innocence allows each artist to share their work without stresses, restrictions, borders, competiveness and no motives. Return to innocence is simply freeing. Welcome to Art Base – East 2013. I hope you will enjoy the film, exhibit, music and meeting the artist, and I look forward to Art Base – East 2014.

The Art Of Looting in Miami Beach 12/1/13

The Art Of Looting in Miami Beach
Sunday, December 1, 2013, 11:30am
The Jewish Museum Of Florida
301 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Brunch & Meet the Speakers (11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.): $40 museum members, $50 non-members, $25 students (with valid ID); Panel Discussion Only (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.): $18 museum members, $25 non-members, $10 students (with valid ID).

What happens to looted art after a regime is ousted? How do the owners go about recovering their losses? What is the role of museums and art collectors in the battle? Discover the often controversial answers to these questions and more at a special panel discussion with experts in the field: Ulf Bischof, Bischof & Paetow; Henry Hacker, PA & Harvard Graduate, Sachs Case Specialist; Tania C. Mastrapa, Mastrapa Consultants & The Institute of World Politics; Christopher A. Marinello, Executive Director of the Art Loss Register; and Shanker A. Singham, Babson College.

Atlanta Renaissance during Art Basel 2013 12/7/13

Atlanta Renaissance | Art Basel 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 1:00pm-10:00pm
120 NW 25th St
Wynwood Miami, FL

Saturday, December 7th, the Atlanta Art Scene will be coming to Miami for Art Basel. We will be exhibiting the best work from ATL’s brightest artist, plus providing music and entertainment! Don’t miss the Atlanta Renaissance Art Exhibition at W*Studio in the Wynwood Arts District from 1-10Pm, featuring unseen works by Miya Bailey, Paper Frank, Corey Davis, Dubelyoo, Michi Meko, Kevin Bongang, Peter Ferrari, Sam Parker & many more…

Mark your calendars!

Art Basel Special with Touch of Class Records 12/4/13

Art Basel Special with Touch of Class Records
touchofclassWednesday, December 4, 2013, 11:00pm
The Electric Pickle
2826 North Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127

Touch of Class Records invites you to join us for our first Art Basel showcase at the infamous Electric Pickle in Miami. Featuring a very special guest to be announced along side Touch Of Class heroes Signal Flow, Discern and Pattern Drama, with support from Pickle residents downstairs.

Upstairs – TOC
Special Guest TBA
Signal Flow – (Michael Tello + Ray Zuniga)
disCerN – (Jonny Cruz + Silky)
Pattern Drama – (Corey Baker + Rami Deejay)

Downstairs: Pickle Residents
Crying Out Loud
Jeremy Ismael

Falling Whistles during Art Basel 12/5/13-12/8/13

Falling Whistles @ Art Basel
December 5-8, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
The Regent Cocktail Club
1690 Collins Ave
Miami, FL 33139

Meet us daily from 6:00-8:00pm @ our Miami home inside the Gale South Beach at the The Regent Cocktail Club

We will be holding court throughout Art Basel for some original libations, intimate conversations and neighborhood tours of Basel shows & exhibitions!

December 5th –> Santlov x 13thwitness

Basel House with JenTyme 12/3/13-12/8/13

Basel House with JenTyme
Tuesday, December 3-8, 2013
Suviche Wynwood
2751 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33169
RSVP Online

Tuesday – 6pm – close
Wednesday – 6pm – close
Thursday – 2pm – close
Friday – 12pm – close
Saturday –12pm – close
Sunday –12pm – close

The pop-up Basel House, in conjunction with the new Suviche Wynwood Sushi, Ceviche & Pisco Bar, will be displaying Art by 10 internationally renowned street & contemporary artists, Serving craft cocktails by famed Master Mixoligist Ramsey Pimentel, & live music by some of Miami’s top eclectic DJs and entertainers. The event series will take place from Tuesday – Sunday both inside of Suviche Wynwood and in the transformed 3000 square foot outdoor rear area. Conducted by #LesperanceArt & #Zevents!

Basel House is a “Pop-up style” event space in the heart of Wynwood Arts District in Miami during the week of Art Basel. This area will be the busiest area during the week of Art Basel with a high concentration of foot and vehicle traffic.

10 Internationally renowned street/contemporary artists will be showcasing their work throughout the week long event. In addition to the gallery/restaurant space, there will be a large tent connected to the space which will have a plethora of art and a comfortable hangout area with drinks being served daily and nightly. Ecelctic ear candy by DJ’s included.

Live paintings will occur nightly. Artists include: Zosen Bandido, Cope2, MAR, MinaHamada, El Kenor, El Pez, Topo, Gregory Siff, and Alexander Mijares.

Enjoy live & featured art on display by:
#Cope2 http://cope2.net
#ElPez http://www.el-pez.com/
#ElKenor http://www.elkenor.com/
#ZosenBandido http://zosenbandido.com
#MinaHamada http://minahamada.com/
#GregorySiff http://www.gregorysiff.com
#ThisMeansMar http://www.thismeansmar.com
#A.mijares http://www.mijares.com

Arrangements have been made for a full liquor bar and DJ’s will be playing each night for the nighttime events/parties. The gallery space will be open every day as well.

Basel House will also have a branded “party bike” (pictures attached) that is pedal powered by 16 people via barstools with a bike pedal system at the base of each stool. A 1961 Bentley is also at the disposal for Basel House. Both vehicles will be cruising around Wynwood and other areas in Miami during each day and night toshowcase and draw attention to potential patrons. Any sponsors are welcome to brand either vehicle.

One of the partners in the event is Zevents, which operates a large scale event production and marketing company who will be helping to get the word out for the Basel House events as well. They have over 300,000 emails for Miami residents and
another 2 million emails of worldwide high-end clients. Zevents recently put on a Fire and Ice party for Bacardi in Mary Brickell Vilage, which was extremely successful.

Cañones Sueltos Basel Edition 12/5/13

Cañones Sueltos Basel Edition
canonesThursday, December 5, 2013, 9:00pm
South Pointe Park
1 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

One of South Florida’s Gnarliest, heart wrenching, ball busting bike race/ride through the unforgiving brutal streets of MIAMI. So you just might want to bring an extra pair of legs because your going to be needing them!

This is an “ANYTHING” goes race, you just have to finish on your own two wheels.
Helmets and Lights Required
10 Miles of pain
1$ Beer for all Racers

Start Point: South Pointe Park (S.Pointe Dr& Washington Ave)
4 Checkpoints: Each Check point you will need to complete a drinking game such as Flip cup, Quarters, Beer Pong, or Rhyme.
– Kill Your Idol
– The Corner
-Wood Tavern
Ends – Electric Pickle
(N.Miami ave & NW 29th st)

• 1st Track bike – 35 Bar tab
• 1st Road bike -25 Bar tab
• 2nd place – 25 Bar tab
• 3rd place – $25 Gift Card to Miami bike shop
• 4th place – 1 month membership to Magic City bike collective
• Dead Fucking Last – Free full tune up from Magic City Bicycle Collective

GAB Studio Art Basel 2013 12/3/12-12/8/13

GAB Studio Art Basel 2013
December 3-8, 12:00pm-10:00pm
gabstudioGab Studio
225 NW 26 St
Miami, FL 33127

Featured Artists:
Jon Glaser
Dan Murphy
akeel davis
melissa goldman
olivia perez
elizabeth kenner
omar vega
paloma germain
bridges aderhold
Danielle Hein

Resident Artists:
Wendy White
Roland Ruocco
Brian Buzzella
Virginia Erdie
Jaime Adrover

Ground Up Boutique
Jolt Radio

Common Ground LAB Miami Group Art Basel Show 12/3/13

Common Ground LAB Miami Group Art Basel Show
commongroundTuesday, December 3, 2013, 7:00pm until 11:30pm
7:00pm-9:00pm (private members-only vernissage)
9:00pm-11:30pm (public opening)
LAB Miami
400 NW 26th street
Miami, FL 33127

Common Ground 2nd Annual LAB Miami Group Art Show

Artist-members from The LAB Miami will collaborate to present Common Ground, the 2nd Annual LAB Miami Group Art Show. The show will ask viewers to explore the commonalities between diverse mediums of art through the lens of sustainability.

By day, these artists are coworkers, grinding away on their individual artistic and entrepreneurial endeavors. But by night, they all heed to the same call of the artist inside them. Their collaboration represents both a meeting of the minds and an exposé of the souls.

With the newly renovated IdeaGarden as backdrop, these artists have chosen to use their artistic expression as a means to create awareness around sustainability and environmental revitalization. The exploration unfolds through the colorful shades of Weinbach’s paintings; [selfies]’ mesmerizing audio-visuals; the timelessness of Ayubi’s images; the fleeting and yet vividly reminiscent nature of Fail’s work; to the vibrant threads on Vividly’s “canvas”; the ingenuity of Vanilla Shake’s message; the inspiration from Fernandez’ words; and the comforting setting created from Lewis’ vision.

For These artists, art is more than just creative expression. It’s a living and a way of life.

For These Artists, art is more than something to be admired. It’s a tool for creating change.

For These Artists, art is more than a manipulation of elements. It’s a emblem of their blood, sweat, and tears.

And These artists are:

Catalina Ayubi
Esther Weinbach
Matthew Lewis
[selfies] (Jennifer Victor and Willie Avendano)
Vividly (Sabrina Scandar presenting Rosie Brown, Pamela Gallegos, and Corey Hunter)
Vanilla Shake Media (Vanessa Birnbaum, Shanna Dornbucsh, and Esther Weinbach)
Wifredo Fernandez

Ocean Drive Art Blast by Miguel Rodez Art Projects 12/7/13-12/8/13

Ocean Drive Art Blast by Miguel Rodez Art Projects
artblastDecember 7, 2013, 10:00am-10:00pm
December 8, 2013, 10:00am-8:00pm
Miami Design Preservation League
1001 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

It is easy to get lost among the many Art Basel Week productions. Don’t miss out on this one. OCEAN DRIVE ART BLAST brings together an eclectic mix of local artist to give collectors, critics and art lovers something to crow about. The event takes place at the historic Miami Beach Welcome Center, which includes nearly 3,000 square feet of exhibition space at 10th Street and Ocean Drive, only a few paces from SCOPE and from UNTITLED.

Please help us by inviting your Facebook friends or sharing the event on your page.

Brought to you by Miguel Rodez Art Projects, through Ana Maria Sarlat with much appreciation to the

Ping Pong Miami 2013 12/4/13-12/8/13

Ping Pong Miami 2013
Wed 4 – Sun 8 December 2013

PPG_Flyer_Miami_2013Open hour & apero Dec. 4 – 8. 11am to 2pm
Grand opening Fri, Dec. 6. 6pm – 10pm with Music Acts by Tony Lombego
Alfred I. Dupont Building
169 East Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33137
Transport: Art Basel shuttle-bus in front of the Convention Centre Miami Beach

Opening and happy hours 4 – 8 Dec. 3pm to 6pm
Grand opening Thu 5 Dec. from 6pm – 10pm with TJ Large Kool & Performance
Miami Design District
3815 North Miami Court
Miami, FL 33137
Transport: Shuttle-bus in front of the Convention Centre MiamiBeach

The project Ping Pong
Ping Pong was founded six years ago in Basel resulting through relationship with artists in Miami. The project is regularly represented during the Art Basel and Art Miami Beach in attractive spaces of the two cities.Ping Pong is a multi-destination, cross-cultural collaboration featuring artist from Miami, Los Angeles and Basel. The project examines and documents the questions of «Zeitgeist», media overdose and chance happening of today’s international art movements as exemplified by the cities Basel, Miami, Los Angeles.

Artists in the
Alfred I. Dupont Building
Kevin Arrow, Bhakti Baxter, Robert Chambers, Martin Opel, Vickie Pierre, Tao Rey, Onajide Shabaka, Magnus Sigurdarson, Mette Tommerup
Basel: Sue Irion, Jung-Yeun Jang, Guido Nussbaum, Christian Schoch, Stefan Winterle

Artists in the Design District
Miami: evin Arrow, Robert Chambers, Vickie Pierre, Magnus Sigurdarson, Mette Tommerup
Los Angeles: Tanya Nolan, James Peterson, Mei Xian Qiu, Elizabeth Tobias
Basel: Sue Irion, Jung-Yeun Jang, Guido Nussbaum, Christian Schoch, Stefan Winterle

Curators: Mette Tommerup, Peter May, Sue Irion

Affiliated at Brisky Gallery 12/3/13-12/8/13

Affiliated at Brisky Gallery
brisky_flyerDecember 3-8, 2013
Brisky Gallery
130 NW 24th Street
Miami, FL 33127

Brisky Gallery is proud to present Affiliated: Art of the Urban Experience

Come join us for our Miami Art Week Events!
Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 3rd 7-11pm
Art Basel Wynwood Reception: Saturday, December 7th 7-11pm
Brisky BBQ: Sunday, December 8th 4-9pm

This exhibition will showcase a myriad of unique art that will reflect a diverse approach at creating work influenced by urban settings. Come have a fun night of artistic discussions, meet interesting people, listen to great music and have some drinks. Brisky Gallery is the place to be at during Miami Art Week.

The exhibit will feature works by over 20 artists local, national and international. It will include a large yet cohesive range of work from paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and new media. “Affiliated”, is a result of the current movement in art, which reflects on the urban experience. Artists are affiliated but not limited only by crews, peers, countries, medium, sponsors, galleries and friends. Without this an artist job is much more difficult. This reflects on the old saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Every connection leads to a new adventure and is part of the process of the artist’s creation. This exhibit brings to Miami a solid lineup of artists who have a diverse background of both urban and fine artwork. Each artist is well known in their respective circles yet somehow were all affiliated by a different source.

Hunter and Gatti Present The Series at Flaunt Affordable Care Exhibit 12/5/13-12/7/13

Hunter and Gatti Present The Series at Flaunt Affordable Care Exhibit
huntergattiThursday, December 5-7, 2013, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Mana Wynwood
318 NW 23rd Street
Miami, FL 33127

Creative duo Hunter & Gatti continue their US expansion with an exhibition at Flaunt Magazine and Wildfox’s “Affordable Care” group show during Miami Art Basel. Hunter & Gatti join a roster including Paul Solomons, David LaChapelle, and Jeanette Hayes.

Flaunt’s curated exhibition “Affordable Care,” will explore the contradiction and malleability of these two subjective words-“affordability” and “care”- a pairing, which, in a time of digital missives, healthcare glitches, and artistic free-for-all, is ever topical. The indoor/outdoor exhibit is free and open to the public during the day.

As part of the exhibition, Hunter & Gatti will present selections of their acrylic paintings over photograph canvases including editorials for Flaunt, featuring actress Ziyi Zhang, and Vogue.

A Sweet Taste Of Things To Come at Metropolitan By Como, Miami Beach

A Sweet Taste Of Things To Come at Metropolitan By Como, Miami Beach

Master Chocolatier and Pastry Extraordinaire, Chef Emanuel Alves, provides a sneak peak of his delightful dessert temptations being selected for the menu at the highly anticipated new luxury boutique hotel in Miami Beach

The world class French-Portuguese born Pastry Chef Emanuel Alves, graces the kitchen at Parrot Cay – the private island destination by COMO Hotels and Resorts on the Turks and Caicos Islands – as if he was anywhere in the world. Becoming one of today’s youngest pioneers on the dessert counter has earned him the adoption by one of the most prestigious hotel brands in the world.

The clientele at the award-winning sanctuary where Chef Emanuel resides aren’t your usual travelers or everyday vacationers. They’re the most worldly, experienced and discerning voyagers whose expectations can only be exceeded by a hospitality group worthy of being awarded a total of 3 Michelin Stars and the title of Best Hotel in The Americas by Conde Nast for its signature brand of private island retreat. That is why one of Europe’s most talented dessert sculptors has been flown-in to the Caribbean especially to carve out his decadent creations for this special group of island residents that often includes Hollywood royalty.

Chef Emanuel’s skilled proficiency in the innovation of cream and chocolate artistry has earned him the title of COMO’s Master Chocolatier, and he is now known for being the company’s leading pastry chef. His creativity and flawless attention to detail gives him a superior edge when producing his diverse portfolio of desserts. Alves became a specialist in macaroons after perfecting the technique in Spain with the French Chef Nicolás Serrano, at the “Ecole du Grand Chocolat Valrhona”, under the direction of Frederic Bau. However, his talents are wide reaching and span the entire periodic table of gelatin based fare. Some of the few, but most popular specialties by Chef Emanuel include: Milles Feuilles of Chocolate and Mascarpone Cheese with fresh berries; French toast with atomized fruit and Crème Brûlée ice cream; Blackberry Tart and roasted spicy pineapple with Passion Fruit ice cream; Opera Bricks with confit pears and nutmeg ice cream; Parsley macaroons and pepper Chocolate truffles, and signature delicacies such as the “Buche de Nöel Glacée,” “Opera Cake,” “Petits Fours,” “Sybarite Verrine,” and one of his most popular trophy plates for an end-of-meal table conversation, the delectable “Moon Rocks.” Chef Emanuel formulates a distinguished composite of Dessert DNA within his own secret recipes that keep patrons guessing while craving for more of the addiction his sweets provide. Chef Emanuel creates a fusion of flavors that collide when unleashed and his versatile use of cream, chocolate, fruits and berries bring a complexity to the palate that very few dessert connoisseurs have experienced.

Alves started his profession after acquiring his “Certificate d’Aptitude Professionnelle” (CAP) in pastry art, as a Chocolatier Confiseur Glacier, at the European culinary school, CEPROC. Following his studies as a pastry chef and dessert artiste, his first professional steps in the corporate world began in Paris at the five-star Hotel Concord Lafayette, within the creperie “Chez Imogene,” one of the most respected in Paris. Years later, he returned to Spain and worked at the luxury pastry house known as “Vait” in Madrid, prior to a period at one of the country’s best French pastry restaurants, “Moulin Chocolat.”

In 2009, Alves joined the five-star luxury Hotel Villa Magna in Madrid, as a pastry chef, and with his experienced skill set in classic pastries, he became one of the industry’s best. In January of 2013, Alves continued his career after being head-hunted by the award-winning hospitality group, COMO Hotels and Resorts, for a position as head pastry chef at the celebrated Ametsa with Arzak Instruction – a recently awarded one Michelin Star restaurant within The Halkin hotel in London’s Belgravia. Alves is currently the resident pastry chef at the award-winning Parrot Cay by COMO private island resort in the Turks and Caicos.

“For me, the art of pastry is to mix the components, so that the quality, colors and textures of the prime ingredients allow the flavors to emerge,” says Alves. “Each element in the process must have its own role, whereby a simple macaroon or truffle becomes a complete experience. The pleasures in life come in small bites and a dessert should allow the consumer to recognize that when a flavor melts in the mouth, they are passionately discovering new interpretations of the traditional technique in French pastry. The presentation and taste must be in harmony for a dessert to become an object of desire.”

Most of the creations by Chef Emanuel have become a staple on the dessert menu by COMO Hotels and Resorts in its properties worldwide, and guests will be able to experience his art form on the menu at The Traymore restaurant inside the new Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach from December this year.

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Chef Emanuel Alves[3]

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Toys for Boys Exclusive Preview

Toys for Boys Exclusive Preview


TOYS for BOYS – Miami’s newest luxury boutique and private collection for today’s high net worth individual – gave Miami’s elite clientele a sneak peak of its most extravagant one-of-a-kind artifacts, unveiled from behind closed doors, during the soft opening of its showroom on Friday, November 18th in Wynwood, Miami.

The newly formed company, considered to be the first of its kind in the region, gave Miami’s most influential and affluent audience an exclusive first look at its prestigious collection of art, automobiles and timepieces, while welcoming Linde Werdelin watches and its founder, Jorn Werdelin, to the TOYS for BOYS family during the official inauguration.

“We are pleased to finally be able to open our doors to the world and allow Miami to experience something quite unprecedented,” said the chairman and co-founder of TOYS for BOYS, Rafael Gill. “Over the last six months, we have consolidated our business networks and individual collectors from around the world, to bring the most exclusive and exquisite ensemble of items that have been curated under one roof for the first time. This presentation will continue to grow and we welcome Linde Werdelin watches as our partnering timepiece collection, offering a quintessential luxury brand that encapsulates our unique identity that we reserve for our most deserving clientele.”

Throughout the night, guests enjoyed Krug Champagne as they mingled among the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and a very rare Spyker Spyder sports car. Extraordinary photo art by Guy Le Baube was on display, together with Coca Cola and Pepsi paintings by surrealist, Claude Charlier, as part of the Pop World Project. Installations included work by Richard Orlinski and Liu Bolin. Linde Werdelin had its display cases full and individual timepieces were shown alongside the vehicles, including the Oktopus II Family; SpidoLite II Black/Gold; SpidoSpeed Rose Gold and the Linde Werdelin Tech Green. Additional items such as TF Tourbillon Cufflinks and Tourbillon Pen were also on display, adding to the diverse showroom portfolio presented by TOYS for BOYS.

Arriving on the red carpet throughout the evening were the Miami HEAT’s Juwan Howard, as well as Jorn Werdelin, Alexis Sarkissian, Roger Mason Jr., Tomas Regalado, John Temerian, Joe Alcantara, Jason Hardi and Pilar Tarrau. The hosts for the evening were TOYS for BOYS co-founders, Rafael Gill and Danilo Diazgranados.

photos credit ‘World Red Eye’

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Kult Bazaar 12/5/13-12/8/13

Kult Bazaar
KULTBAZAAR_6301d7372December 5th – 8th, 12pm – 6pm
Kult Bazaar
160 NW 26th St.,
Wynwood, FL 33127

Wasabi Fashion Kult launches “Kult Bazaar” an outdoor fashion and arts market featuring local designers and artists. Following the idea and concept of “Fashion De La Calle,” WFK wants to offer our fashion and arts culture a stage to showcase their business and products.

Starting this Art Basel and continuing during the following Art Walks, Kult Bazaar intends to become our city’s hip market destination. An atmosphere driven by a talented cast of local vendors that will present the best of Miami and at the same time the eclectic mixture of what our underground culture is composed of.

Find in our bazaar, the most talented of our indie artists and upcoming fashion designers, music by selected DJs and invited bands, and art installations. Kult Bazaar is located in the heart of Wynwood on the same strip of restaurant and garden gallery Wynwood Walls, and two buildings down from neighborhood’s bar Wood Tavern.

Frost Art Museum, FIU sponsor International Sculpture Symposium 12/1/13-12/4/13

Frost Art Museum, FIU sponsor International Sculpture Symposium
December 1-4, 2013
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17th St.
Miami FL 33199

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum and Florida International University are co-sponsoring the 2013 International Sculpture Symposium, “Makers & Shapers”. The event, organized by the International Sculpture Center (ISC), will bring together artists, collectors, curators and art enthusiasts for panel discussions, keynote addresses, optional tours, a reception, and a multi-day iron pour by the Iron Maidens, an international sculpture group. The symposium marks the first ISC program held in the city of Miami, immediately precedes Art Basel Miami Beach, which takes place December 5-8. The two events provide artists and enthusiasts from around the world an opportunity to participate in a week of dynamic cultural events.

The FIU portion of the program will be held at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center and the Frost Art Museum and its renowned Sculpture Park. Among other activities, participants will have the opportunity to tour the Sculpture Park on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Featured speakers at the Symposium include internationally acclaimed sculptors Steve Tobin, Ursula von Rydingsvard and Guerra de la Paz, among others. Other activities will take place at various venues in and around Miami and Miami Beach.

Other sponsors include the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Discover Jersey Arts, The Fountainhead Residency and the Knight Foundation.

Jonah Bokaer X Daniel Arsham Debut Occupant During Art Basel Week 12/6/12-12/8/13

Jonah Bokaer X Daniel Arsham Debut “Occupant” During Art Basel Week!
Ocupant_e_blastDecember 6 – 8 @ 6:00 p.m.
Carnival Studio Theater (In the Ziff Ballet Opera House)
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
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Just in time for Art Basel! Daniel Arsham, Miami native and “contemporary dance’s renaissance man,” (The New York Times), and Jonah Bokaer, unite forces for a stimulating new, multidisciplinary piece, Occupant, which focuses on movement in relationship to spaces, objects, lighting and other media, creating illusions in stage space.
Don’t miss their Miami premiere at the Arsht Center!

Design District Mag and Dolcevita Cashmere Present Maestro Fausto Minestrini 12/5/13

Design District Mag and Dolcevita Cashmere Present Maestro Fausto Minestrini
dolcebitaThursday, Dec 5, 6p-9p
Dolcevita Cashmere
51 NE 40th St
Miami, FL 33137
RSVP to info@dolcevitacashmere.com

Design District Magazine and Dolcevita Cashmere invite you to discover the legendary work of Maestro Fausto Minestrini. See how the Maestro incorporates ancient relics lost in deep waters, iron surfaces and gold diaphragms discovered in distant archeological sites into his art. Enjoy cocktails fit for a king by Spirit of the Tsars Golden Vodka as Dolcevita Cashmere launches their collaboration with Maestro Minestrini of their cashmere home collection.

Boy George Live Acoustic at Mana Wynwood during Art Basel 12/6/13

Boy George Live Acoustic at Mana Wynwood during Art Basel
MANAFriday, December 6, Doors at 9pm
Mana Wynwood
318 NW 23rd Ave
Miami, FL 33127

Art Basel 2013 Mana, Wynwood

Wednesday: Kendrick Lamar Live (Private Event), Limited tables
Thursday: Darkside (Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington) – Tickets available
Friday: Boy George – Tickets available
Saturday: Special Guest
Sunday: Fool’s Gold Day Off

Basel Friday at Gramps with Mike Simonetti and Youth Code 12/6/13

Basel Friday at Gramps with Mike Simonetti and Youth Code
grampsFriday, December 6, 2013, 9:00pm
176 NW 24th St.
Miami, Florida 33127

RSVP highly recommended: rsvp@grampsbar.com

Gramps, Radio-Active Records, and Benton present: Mike Simonetti (New Jersey, Italians Do It Better) & Youth Code (Los Angeles, Dais Records)

Important RSVP Info
The show is free, but we will hit capacity very early, and those of you who know us know we take the capacity thing seriously. So, to all our locals/friends/etc, please heed this warning: rsvp@grampsbar.com and arrive before 10pm to guarantee yourself entry. If you arrive after 10pm, we can’t guarantee entry.

Basel at The Bridge 12/6/13

Basel at The Bridge
bridgeFriday, December 6, 2013, 10:00pm
4220 NW 7th Ave.
Miami, FL 33127

Basel explodes onto the new frontier West of Wynwood. Go West, Over the Bridge on N.W. 7ave. and join us along with a few of our best friends as we Pop the Cherry in a new part of Miami’s art scene at The Bridge.

Come enjoy interactive art installations, sculpture, and 2D art by some of Miami’s finest and some new friends from out of town too.

Gallery is open Thursday through Saturday 2pm – 5pm.

Main Event is Friday Night, December 6 from 10pm to 5am. Featuring Miami’s hottest live acts and the freshest originators of Miami Bass Djs to compliment the art. Our good friends at Heineken are bringing the beer so it’ll be cheap and frosty! Outside there’s live painting, local vendors, performance art and Bombo’s fresh tropical juices.

The first of many; not to be missed. Last year, it was the End of the World. This year, you can be pioneers in a New World; West of Wynwood.

Basel Beats at Gallery 212 12/7/13

Basel Beats @ Gallery 212
Saturday, December 7, 12:00pm-3:00am
2407 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127

Hosted by: Gallery 212 Miami, Jason Perez Music, Electric Love, and Le Grand Saint Sparkling Vodka

A fusion of Electronic Music and Art, and all day and all night event in the all new Terrace at Gallery 212 Miami During Art Basel 12pm-3am!!

Featuring DJ’s
Jason Perez w/ live Performance by Stanley Ippkiss
Louis Dee
Axel V.
Dr. Mike
Quicktrackz & Xtina Amore
White Chocolate
Favian Portilla
Josh Lawrence
Vanessa Behrens
El Diet
Crystal Rosendaul
Justin Cassels
Mr. Anderson

Our Charitable affiliate, The Electric Love Foundation will be giving back towards Cancer Research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami. Show up and have fun for a good cause!

Light and Sound Provided by Rock Strella Productions Inc
Bite Food Truck & Cocktails all day/night long.

Catalyst Civic Stars Salon 12/3/13

Catalyst Civic Stars Salon
Tuesday December 3, 2013, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
City Hall Restaurant
2004 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33137
$25 per ticket
Register Online

You can support Catalyst’s dynamic programs while enjoying a night with our Civic Stars.

This coming Tuesday, join us for dinner and conversation with Reverend Donna Schaper. Formerly at Coral Gables Congregational Church in Miami and before that at Yale University, she is the Senior Minister for Judson Memorial Church in NYC.

One of the first women trained by Saul Alinsky, the founder of community organization strategies, Schaper has focused on issues of political and economic development and interfaith and open rituals which support action for social change. She likes to “kick hope into high gear” and show people what is possible through the magnificence of human community strategically focused and spiritually filled.

Please join us and bring a friend. We are offering a special holiday price of $25 per ticket. Start your holiday season with reflections that are purposeful and hopeful.

We look forward to having you join us for the Civic Stars Salon series!

Few N Far Basel Wall 12/5/13

Few N Far Basel Wall
fewandfarThursday, December 5, 2013
564 NW 24th
Wynwood, Miami, FL

Miami Art Basel 2013! —-> Few & Far will be back this year to rock an all women wall collaboration during Art Basel, Miami. artists: Toofly (NYC/Ecuador), Kazilla (FL), Ursula X. Young (CA), Agana (SF, and Deity (CA) as our guest artist.

Sponsored by Ironlak and Luna Rienne Gallery
and of course our killer crew Few N Far

Basel Vandals Art Basel Kick-Off Event 11/30/13

Basel Vandals Art Basel Kick-Off Event
Saturday, November 30, 2:00pm-4:00am
baselvandalsFusse’ Studios
327 Ne 59th Ter
Miami, Florida 33137
Free Cover

Come Join Us For The 2nd Annual: Basel Vandals.
South Florida’s Dopest Underground Artists & Musicians come together for a Art Basel KickOff Celebration!
Fusse’ Studios, NugBrand Clothing Co. & Get Off My Cloud Group Team Up To Bring You Another amazing Production!

Saturday, November 30th, 2013
from 2pm10pm
After Party From 11pm4am
at The Beautiful Fusse’ Studios
Located Near Midtown, In The Heart of Lemon City!

Come Enjoy
Nuggy The Mascot!
The NugBrand Booth
Live Bands & DJ’S
Live Art
Arts & Crafts Vendors
Fire Spinners (Bring your POI)
Chef RAIBAN’s Grill!
TopShelf Liquor
& More Dope Attractions TBA

Visual Art By:
Kendy ArtVentive & Ze Artventive
Eat The Sun Skateboards
Kiss My Art by Jacqueline Eden
MonsterMations Psychedelic Art
Mastro Custom Hats
Heks FX
Ryan the wheelbarrow
Digi Dave
Sergio Torres

Performances By:
The Resolvers
Will V
Seven D
Get Off My Cloud Group After Party
Blunts Over Everything
Aris AKA Horse_O
RaveHard Ric

Set Times:
4:20 5:30 DJ Idren & MelloD: Reggae, Dub & Roots Vibes
5:30 6:00 Will V: Live On The Guitar
6:00 7:00 DustHead: Live On The Violin
7:00 8:00 LlamaBeats: Electronic Live Beats & HipHop
8:00 9:00 Seven D: Live On The Electronic Keyboard
9:00 10:00 The Resolvers! Live Reggae, Funk & Soul!

The Gomcg Afterparty:
10:00 11:00 [SmK]Dro & FIRE SPINNERS; Deep House
11:00 12:00 Horse_O; Miami Bass & DrumNBass!
12:00 1:00 DJ Daffy of BrickSquad! HipHop & Trap!
1:00 2:00 BoeDoe_Smokes: Dubstep & Trap!
Special Performance By Blunts Over Everything!
2:00 3:00 VybeMode & Rawssum Pawsome: Dubstep & Trap!
3:00 4:00 RaveHardRic

$40 Open Bar All Day!
Happy Hours From 4:20 7:10! [Half Off Of Liquor!]
$8 Premium Drinks
$6 Jack Daniels
$5 Beers
College Students With proper ID get Discounts all day!!

Basel Vandals 2012 Video Link 
Print Photography and Video by Heks FX
Be Prepared for a great Art Basel Kick Off Party!

Un-Built By Paul Clemence 12/3/13-12/8/13

Un-Built By Paul Clemence
Tuesday December 3 — Sunday December 8, 11am – 7pm
92 NE 40th Street
Design District Miami, FL

“un-Built” is a large scale photo installation featuring an original photo by award-winning photographer Paul Clemence and select poetry by writer Robert Landon. The project combines photography and spoken word to the Christo-like building wrap concept and is brought to reality by premier architectural mesh specialist Britten Banners.

The Un-Private Collection: Designing The Broad 12/4/13

The Un-Private Collection: Designing The Broad
buildingthebroadWednesday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.
New World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
RSVP Online

Co-presented with Art Basel Miami Beach 2013

In addition to offering the Los Angeles programs, The Broad will present a program at the New World Center in Miami Beach, in conjunction with the 2013 Art Basel Miami Beach. The event, moderated by noted architectural critic Paul Goldberger, will bring together the museum’s lead architect, Elizabeth Diller of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with Eli and Edythe Broad and Joanne Heyler to share the conversations that led to the unique design of the building for The Broad. Among the topics to be discussed are the relationship between the collection and the museum design concept, the decision to make the storage vault visible to visitors, how The Broad collections’ longstanding commitment to lending its artworks impacted design decisions and the significance other cultural institutions on Grand Avenue, including the Arata Isozaki–designed Museum of Contemporary Art and the Frank Gehry–designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, had for the design of The Broad.

Image: Building rendering (front): The Broad, Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler

7th Zones Art Fair Miami 12/3/12-12/9/13

7th Zones Art Fair Miami
December 3 – 9, 2013, 10:00 – 6 PM.
zones _LOGO_23850 NE. Miami Ct.
Miami, FL 33137
Miami Design District

Early Breakfast: Dec. 3, 10 am – 12 pm.
Party Reception: Saturday, December, 7, 8 pm. – 10 pm.
Regular Schedule
Dec. 3 10am – 6 pm
Dec. 4: 10am – 6 pm
Dec. 5: 10am – 6 pm
Dec. 6: 10am – 6 pm
Dec. 7: 10am – 10 pm
Dec. 8: 10am – 6 pm

The 7th Edition of Zones Art Fair Miami returns this year at the Miami Design District and will feature PERFORMIA 1 an international performance art festival.

Anonymous Boh, Toomas Kuusing and Peeter Allik | Marcelo Gandhi | Brian Geffen | John Germain | Ivania Guerrero | Benoit Izard | Dave Kudzma | David Marsh | Christine Navin | Charo Oquet | Joseriverto Perez | David Prusko | Kristen Soller |

Zones Art Fair is wired to the cultural rhythm of Miami through its ten years of work with the artistic community as an activator in the cultural scene of this city presenting the best-unrepresented artists through their unique and exciting programs. We seek to make non-represented artists visible to collectors and curators. This year’s Zones will merge the fair concept with performance festival to create a niche performance based fair that includes live performances, exhibitions, video screening, talks and music.

Zones’ focus is on making the work of up-and-coming artists more accessible to the public. This year’s edition crosses multiple creative disciplines to offer a daily exciting program of live action performances by international artists under the title PERFORMIA1. PERFORMIA1 is the first edition of a performance festival, which seeks to introduce performance art to the art fair platform. PERFORMIA 1’s aim is to inform viewers of the potential capacities of performance art today. The fair offers visitors a detour from the labyrinthine art-fair set-up. One can encounter anything from sculpture, video screenings and paintings to performance pieces, all in a casual atmosphere. Zones’ new location at the Design District, across from Locust Projects and close to the De La Cruz Collection allows for viewers to explore an exciting and creative area of Miami.

SexEd 12/4/13-12/8/13

Wednesday, December 4 – Sunday, December 8th
dash_snow_lehmann_06Always Flowers
60 NE 39th Street
Miami, FL
Up In Arms

Curated by Adarsha Benjamin, SexEd is an alternative, satellite air fair housed in the abandoned walls of Always Flowers, which could be described as an unconventional and up-cycled gallery space with myriad opportunities. Through live performance, sculpture, sound, installation and visual art, a collective of boundary pushing artists will create a plural-sensory experience that challenges the history, definition, and relevance of Sexual Education.

Artists Petra Collins, Adarsha Benjamin, Ryan Heffington, James Georgopoulos, Amanda Charchian, Dugan O’Neal, Lola Rose Thompson, Alia Penner, Gregory Siff, Guy Blakeslee, Cole Sternberg, Future Eyes, and others TBA will use various mediums to explore the theme of ‘sexual education’ – ideas about censorship, the internet, sexual identity, and the future of sex in America provide fodder for this group of young, emerging and established artists. Through performances, lectures, site specific installation and various participatory events, Sex Ed will be a forum for novel discussions about the past, present, and future of sex, in all its multifarious possibilities and expressions in the 21st century.

SexEd attempts to address the nuances of a sexual education – from the classroom, to the bedroom, in different cultures and eras, the lesson of sex is unavoidable. It takes sexual education out of the academic context and into an aesthetic and spiritual context where the erotic heart beats like a mythical tom tom during a humid miami night.

Tapas. Spanish Design For Food 11/9/13-12/15/13

Tapas. Spanish Design For Food
Sat, November 9 – Sun, December 15, 2013, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-7pm; Saturday, 12pm-7pm
The Moore Building
4040 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137

Curated by Juli Capella, this exhibition sets out to show how design and food have always been interrelated and how the discipline of design has sought solutions to the problems posed by the world of cuisine.

TAPAS. Spanish Design for Food takes a look at how Spanish culture has come up with ingenious inventions and solutions in this respect throughout its history, playing a prominent role at all times. This association, in addition to bearing fruit from a functional viewpoint, has been equally productive in the world of art, which has drawn inspiration from food to create interesting pieces that range from artistic installations to anthropological discourse.

What is the role design has played in relation to food and cuisine in Spain? The exhibition Tapas. Spanish Design for Food, organized by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), shows through two hundred or so design objects divided into four sections—Kitchen, Table, Food, and Wine—how design, tradition, cuisine, science, the latest trends, art, and innovation have contributed to establishing food habits.

Spain brings together design, creativity and cuisine as characteristic values. In both raw materials and their preparation, in the theoretical field and in inspired designs, Spain’s food culture crosses boundaries and competes at the highest level worldwide.

Spanish designers, chefs, companies and institutions contribute daily to shaping this culture, which unarguably constitutes a highly valuable intangible asset.

Miami 3D 12/2/13-12/5/13

Miami 3D
Opening Dec 2, 6pm – 10pm
Open Monday, December 2 – Sunday, December 8
Madonna Building
3900 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL

Miami in 3D is an exhibition focusing exclusively on Miami-based artists who work pre-eminently in a three-dimensional format organized in conjunction with the International Sculpture Center annual congress hosted this year by The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, from those active in the ‘60s and ‘70s such as Robert Thiele, to the up-and-coming such as Alex Trimino and Loriel Beltran.

The Art Basel Ambassador at he Ritz-Carlton, South Beach 12/5/13-12/8/13

The Art Basel Ambassador Reprises His Role
December 5-8, 2013
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
One Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, Fla. 33139

The Art Basel Ambassador is the go-to Basel expert helping guests navigate through parties, events, and exhibits. With hundreds art shows, installations and parties packed into four short days during the famed Art Basel Miami Beach event, a plan is necessary. Art Basel enthusiasts and neophytes can strategically plan their every move with the Art Basel Ambassador, a valuable resource available exclusively to guests staying at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, South Beach.

An art aficionado and concierge for 15 years, Art Basel Ambassador Noel Lanzas develops his own “Art Basel Bible” – a comprehensive book of all the planned activities, art openings, showings, installations, exhibits and parties that turn Miami Beach into one of the world’s most celebrated art festivals each year. Using catalogued information, first- hand festival experience and the guest’s personal preferences, the Art Basel Ambassador will create a personalized itinerary and road map to enjoy the best of Art Basel. In addition, Lanzas will arrange private transportation, make hard-to-secure dining reservations and gain guest entry into the most sought-after parties.

Real Housewife Of Miami Lea Black Artistic Accessories Display and Sale 12/5/13

Real Housewife Of Miami Lea Black Artistic Accessories Display and Sale
December 5, 2013, 6 to 8p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
Lobby Bar
One Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, Fla. 33139

When the Miami socialite is not being a wife, mother, charity activist, and staring in her hit Bravo show, Lea Black is designing her After Five crystal handbags. Lea describes her handbag line as classic, chic, timeless pieces with a bit of wow and bling. . Meet Lea and cheers to her success with Zyr Vodka “Lea-tinis” and couture cookies, handcrafted to resemble Lea’s purses. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach will be displaying and selling Lea’s line.

Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts Exhibit at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach 12/1/13

Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts Exhibit
December 1, 2013
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
One Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, Fla. 33139

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach and Diana Lowenstein Arts Gallery will be collaborating for an Art Basel limited installation suspended center stage above the hotel’s lobby. The monumental installation titled “Light and Paper” is the work of German sculptor Angela Glajcar. The floating sculpture of fiberglass fabric measures 21 feet long and 8 feet high, combining states of equilibrium of lightness and is intended to evoke an emotional reaction to the inanimate object. Glajcar’s contemporary art has graced sacred spaces and galleries around the globe, exploring the spatial effects of large-scale sculptures and the play of light on the white canvas.

Art enthusiasts and hotel guests are also encouraged to tour the $2 million dollar contemporary art collection of Latin American and European artists displayed throughout The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. The works of art are on loan from the private collection of Wynwood curator Diana Lowenstein. The rotating art exhibit will introduce eight new pieces on display in time for the Art Basel festival and will also be projected up several stories onto the façade of the hotel, located at the hub of all the Art Basel festivities for pedestrians and drivers to appreciate.

Viernes Cultural/Cultural Friday 11/29/13

Viernes Cultural/Cultural Friday
viernesNovember 29, 2013 – 7 to 11 pm
Domino Plaza, at SW 15th Ave & 8th St.
Little Havana, Miami, FL

Miami’s best arts and music festival on the last Friday of every month, from 7 to 11 pm on SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho) between 13th and 18th Avenues. Join us Friday for a fun filled evening!

Join us in celebrating another Viernes Cultural/Cultural Friday. Little Havana’s popular art and culture festival is a great event for the whole family. Enjoy music and discover works by local artists and artisans in and around our iconic Domino Plaza on SW 8th Street and SW 15th Avenue, and behold contemporary and historic artworks at our many fine art galleries along Calle Ocho. Finish off your fabulous Friday night by savoring a delicious dinner at one of our various restaurants, boasting cuisine from all over the world. Come dance, eat, shop and enjoy a delightful evening in Little Havana!

South Florida Boys & Girls Choir, 7:00pm
An official replication of the world renowned Boys Choir of Harlem. These boys and girl’s potency of music in African-American and Latino culture will delight us all.

orge Canovas Jazz Ensemble, 7:30PM
This talented bassist is influenced by his Cuban roots and the world music
that surrounds him in beautiful Miami. He plans on fusing the international music and the music that is curated locally, Jorge will continue to bring us his fresh and outstanding music.

Cuban Fever Band, 8:30PM
Come dance the night away with this great group of local musicians that have merged their flavor of tropical music and feelings.

Alexis y su Codigo Lay, 9:30PM
Outstanding representation of nueva trova, rock, pop y jazz created coming together by ex members of Moncada & Mayohuacan. A virtuoso fusion with a spectacular feel.

Walking Tour of Little Havana, 7pm
Meet in front of the Tower Theater (1508 SW 8th St.)
Cost: FREE
Dr. Paul George’s Little Havana tour is an element of Viernes Culturales/Cultural Friday’s cultural offering. A special educational, interesting and absolutely free experience month after month. This walk is a special ‘North by Northeast’ tour of historic Riverside neighborhood of East Little Havana. Join Dr. Paul George for a night of history, architecture revelry and a free slice of pizza, compliments of Mancini’s Pizza House.

Free face painting at Miami Arts Parade booth, Domino Plaza
Miami Arts Parade represent this soulful community perfectly. Their desire to beautify us through costumes and performances makes for a perfect combination…. Get your coupon for Azucar Ice Cream while supplies last.

ArtCenter/South Florida during Art Basel in Miami Beach 12/4/13-12/9/13

ArtCenter/South Florida during Art Basel in Miami Beach
artcenter_11_25_13_coverDecember 4 – 9, 2013
Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday – Monday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
ArtCenter/South Florida
800-810 & 924 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

ArtCenter HappyHour
Wednesday, December 4, 4-6 pm
ArtCenter/South Florida, 800-810 & 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
ArtCenter hosts HappyHour with its 41 resident and visiting artists. Drinks courtesy of Mahou, Miami Rum Club and Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water.
Hammar+Trimino, The Great Balancing Act, Detail

Experiments in Geometry
Wednesday, December 4, 6-10 pm
ArtCenter/South Florida’s Project 924, 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Experiments in Geometry features the work of two ArtCenter resident artists, Xabier Basterra and Laz Ojalde and four alumni Rosemarie Chiarlone, Peter Hammar, Regina Jestrow and Alex Trimino. The work of these six artists explores the notions of space, shape and time.
On view through January 19, 2014

Portable Editions Vol. 1
Wednesday, December 4, 4-10 pm
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Saturday, December 7, 9 am-10 pm
800-810 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Portable Editions Vol. 1 is a curated, movable installation and exhibition space that showcases limited editions and one-of-a-kind artworks by ArtCenter/South Florida resident artists and alumni. This project creates an exhibition space outside the traditional gallery model and actively engages questions about art and commerce from a conceptual, informal, paired down, and portable space. Architect and artist Louisa Van Leer has designed the mobile installation, an initiative of Remarkable Projects, an artistic collaboration between Juana Meneses and Leila A. Leder Kremer.

Between Walls by Juan López VIP Breakfast Reception (by invitation)
Saturday, December 7, 9 am – 12 pm
In partnership with Acción Cultural Española and Bass Museum of Art
On view through January 12, 2014
ArtCenter’s Richard Shack Gallery, 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Juan López’s work explores the aesthetic possibilities of the urban environment, playing with spaces, mixing video projections and installations, designing complex iconic buildings and changing the perception of the architecture. In Between Walls, he introduces the pedestrian mall into the gallery in one piece while exposing the exhibition and its visitors through another. By extending drawing onto the gallery’s architecture, López manipulates the interior of the space. These interventions that modify the established could be considered a form of poetic resistance.

Studio Crawl
Saturday, December 7, 7-10 pm
ArtCenter/South Florida, 800-810 & 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
ArtCenter’s Studio Crawl, held every first Saturday of the month, invites visitors to wander throughout the ArtCenter’s three buildings, exchange with our artists in their studios and view our current exhibitions. December’s installation of Studio Crawl will feature surprise performances by South Florida-based artists.

Local Crit Opening Reception Michael Margulies Artist Agency 12/27/13

Local Crit Opening Reception Michael Margulies Artist Agency Opening Reception
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 from 6pm – 10pm
localcritLas Olas Riverfront
300 SW 1st Ave Suite 1300
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(at Las Olas Riverfront, Across the street from Nova Museum of Art)
Click here to RSVP

The Michael Margulies Artist Agency invites you to the Opening Reception of “Local Crit,” a group exhibition featuring multiple artists from the South Florida area including: Francie Bischop Good, Jen Stark, Carol Prusa, Jill Hotchkiss, Natalia Reparaz, Jessy Nite, Sheila Elias, Nicole Burko, Jessie Laino, and Mariana Monteagudo. (View Press Release)

“Local Crit” is designed to re-engage the artistic communities in Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

ARTAFFAIR 12/3/13-12/8/13

December 3 until December 8, 8:00am-11:00pm
1020 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Clevelander & Essex House Hotels invite you to let your imagination take flight!

Enjoy art-themed events, installations, activities, and entertainment. Create your own art, experience live works in progress, marvel at expertly installed pieces, enjoy dancing and exciting entertainment all week long!

Open to the public and free of charge, experience ARTAFFAIR for yourself from December 3rd-8th.

237From December 3rd-8th, Clevelander and Essex House Hotels encourage their guests to “Get Caught Up” in a passionate ARTAFFAIR. Imagination takes flight as guests enjoy art-themed events, installations, activities and entertainment. Enjoy creating your own art, experience live works in progress, marvel in expertly installed pieces and delight in dancing and entertainment all week long! Open to the public and free of charge, experience ARTAFFAIR December 3rd-8th.

Art Meets Fashion at Art Basel 2013 with Cuban Rice and Rey “RSON” Jaffet 12/1/13-12/7/13

Art Meets Fashion at Art Basel 2013 with Cuban Rice and Rey “RSON” Jaffet
Cuban Rice Art Basel LaunchNew Work by Lebo
Sunday, December 1, 2013, 7 – 10 p.m.
Dorissa Building
2751 N. Miami Avenue

Official Launch for Art Basel Swimsuit Collection
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 6 – 9 p.m.
Nikko By Sunshine
186 SE 12th Terrace

Infinite Movement
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 7 p.m.
59 NW 36th Street
Miami, 33127

Swimsuit Designer Cristy Rice Joins Forces with Artist Rey Jaffet to Combine Art and Fashion for Art Basel 2013 Combining Their Talents for a Limited Edition Art Basel Swimsuit Collection

Every year Art Basel takes over the city of Miami and brings in art, talent and enthusiasts from all over the globe. Everyone is anticipating the most exciting week of the year in Miami, where former Real Housewives of Miami star Cristy Rice will showcase her limited edition Art Basel swimwear collection which includes special designs created by the young artist taking over Miami’s art scene, Rey “Rson” Jaffet. Cuban Rice bikini-clad performance models airbrushed in Rey’s designs will take the streets of Wynwood & Brickell showing off the artful collection, acting as walking forms of art, at several galleries and after parties throughout the week. This year, patrons can go home with an exclusive swimsuit from Art Basel 2013 and don their art on beaches, in true Miami form.

Created by sassy Latina and former “Real Housewives of Miami” star Cristy Rice, Cuban Rice is an American-based swimwear and accessories brand designed for all body types from teen girls to women. Inspired by Cristy’s heritage, her life in the multicultural city of Miami and her worldly travels, the bold line captures the Cuban-American’s vivacious and free-spirited personality by featuring bright colors, sexy styles and fun prints. Handmade in Colombia, the debut collection “Cubanita” is a mix of the various styles, fabrics, embroideries and accessories that capture Cristy’s personality best. Standing by the notion that “la actitud is everything,” as Cristy firmly believes, which means “your attitude is everything”, Cuban Rice serves as a reminder to girls and women that beauty comes from within. For more information about Cuban Rice, please visit www.shopcubanrice.com

Kiwi Arts Group [plus+] Friends 12/3/13-12/8/13

Kiwi Arts Group [plus+] Friends
KIWI2Exhibition December 3 – 8 11am – 11pm
Four Buildings
NE 40th St + 1st Ave
Miami Design District

Viewpoint Of Billions [+plus]
David Datuna For Glass â„¢ + Solo Exhibition
Guests are invited to wear Google GlassTM for the first time and participate in an interactive experience with David Datuna’s latest series ‘Viewpoint of Billions’+ a selection of his ‘Viewpoint of Millions’ series will be exhibited, to include Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Flowers, Marilyn & The UK flag.
Presented by KIWI Arts Group + Gallery Shchukin

Loving Robert Indiana [+plus] William John Kennedy + Robert Indiana
An exhibition of American photographer William John Kennedy’s images of Robert Indiana in New York City at his Coenties Slip Studio from the early 1960s + several of Indiana’s works on paper and a very important editioned LOVE banner from 1966 commissioned by Marian Goodman.
Presented by KIWI Arts Group + Long-Sharp Gallery

The Warhol Museum Edition [+plus] William John Kennedy + Andy Warhol
A portfolio created in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum, featuring five very personal photographs of Andy Warhol at the Factory in 1964 with some of his most famous works + a selection of rare, early, authenticated original drawings by Andy Warhol from the 1950s on exhibit for the first time.
Presented by KIWI Arts Group + The Andy Warhol Museum + Long-Sharp Gallery

Andy Dandy [+plus] The Hilton Brothers +Christopher Makos + Paul Solberg
The exhibition presents the unique and personal vision of The Hilton Brothers Christopher Makos + Paul Solberg as seen in their celebrity portraits of Andy Warhol, Ai Weiwei, Pedro Almodovar, Tom Ford, Debbie Harry, Lou Reed, Steve Tyler, Georgia O’Keefe, Dylan McDermott, Liza Minnelli, Chris Reeve & others.
Presented by KIWI Arts Group + Canales & Beck

From The Collection: Looking At Process 2014 Exhibition 12/3/13-12/6/13

From The Collection: Looking At Process – 2014 Exhibition
Tuesday, December 3 through Friday, December 6, 2013, 9am-3pm
De La Cruz Collection
23 NE 41 St.
Miami, FL 33137
Admission free of charge

For this year’s exhibition, we chose works by artists that focus on patterns and the laying bare of processes. Each artist explores distinct notions of production methods. Through their experimentation with process, these artists are defining contemporary culture as they see it.

Artists In Exhibition:,Tauba Auerbach, Hernan Bas, Walead Beshty, Mark Bradford, Dan Colen, Martin Creed, Aaron Curry, Peter Doig, Jim Drain, Isa Genzken, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Mark Grotjahn, Wade Guyton, Guyton \ Walker, Arturo Herrera, Alex Hubbard, Thomas Houseago, Alex Israel , Rashid Johnson , Jacob Kassay, Alex Katz , Glenn Ligon, Michael Linares, Nate Lowman, Adam McEwen, Ana Mendieta, Gabriel Orozco, Jorge Pardo, Manfred Pernice, Seth Price, Rob Pruitt, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Sterling Ruby, Dana Schutz, Reena Spaulings, Rudolf Stingel, Cesar Trasobares, Kelley Walker, Christopher Wool

The de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space is privately funded by Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz. The primary purpose of this museum is to exhibit their collection and provide education in the visual arts. Since its inception in 2009, the de la Cruz Collection has organized multiple exhibitions, provided artist residencies and collaborated with multiple institutions. Their educational programs include lectures, artist-led workshops and daily docent-led tours. As part of their mission, the de la Cruz Collection has initiated three programs to benefit the students of Miami-Dade County through scholarship and travel.

The de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space is privately owned and funded by Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz. It is not a foundation, is not registered as a 501(c)(3) under the US Internal Revenue Code and does not receive governmental assistance.

Liz Taylor Coll Fall/Winter Fashion Show at Shore Club 11/30/13

Liz Taylor Coll Fall/Winter Fashion Show
Liz TaylorSaturday, November 30, 2013, 11pm
Shore Club
1901 Collins Ave
Miami Beach FL, 33139

The event is open to the public and guests can RSVP at shoreclubfashionshow.eventbrite.com. Press, fashion photographers and bloggers are encouraged to attend.

MegaCity Events, Urban Gypsy Productions and Vitamin C Communications will host the Liz Taylor Coll Fall/Winter Fashion Show. The event will begin at 10:00 p. m. with cocktails in the Garden Lounge followed by the fashion show which will start at 11:00 p. m. An after party takes place in the Red Room Lounge at 12:00 a.m.

Liz Taylor Coll is an a vid supporter for animal rights and does not use animal skin or fur in her collections. The inspiration for her designs is a combination of extravagant modern styles which express emotions,combined with beauty and oddness. The high-end garments, hand- made in the USA, capture a strong exterior of extreme designs with a sexy appearance and an elegant look. Liz Taylor Coll uses high quality fabrics such as chiffon and silk, and Swarovski crystals for embellishments and delight, extending a unique image that reflects the strong confidence and self-esteem that is reflected in today’s modern woman.

Distant Bats for Skip Snow Opening Reception 11/26/13

Distant Bats (for Skip Snow) Opening Reception + more
distantpartsTuesday, November 26 at 7pm
ArtCenter’s Listening Gallery
810 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

ArtCenter, AIRIE, and Irreversible Magazine join Subtropics.org in celebration of the sound installation, Distant Bats (for Skip Snow). The opening reception will take place tomorrow starting at 7pm in the lobby of ArtCenter’s 810 building.

Distant Bats (for Skip Snow) is a minimal sound installation project featuring bat calls recorded by Gustavo Matamoros in the Everglades National Park. In the installation, these calls are intended to function as impulse responses for the acoustic activation of natural resonance in the reverberant environment that contains it. For this Listening Gallery version, its natural resonances are also artificially enhanced.

Copies of Irreversible Magazine will be available during the reception, some containing a simpler version of the installation in CD format accompanying an article by David Dunn.

Design District Dining for Art Basel Miami Week 2013

The Miami Design District is a unique, 18 square-block neighborhood just north of downtown Miami comprised of creative experiences and is committed to the unity of design, fashion, art and architecture. The Miami Design District is owned by Miami Design District Associates, a partnership between Craig Robins’ company Dacra, and L Real Estate, a real estate development and investment fund, sponsored by LVMH and Groupe Arnault. Below is a list of some of the dining opportunities in this chic neighborhood.

Crumb On Parchment
James Beard Award winning Chef, Michelle Bernstein’s bakery and cafe. Cozy, Country Shabby Chic decor with simple and delicious breakfast, lunch and pastries.
Melin Building, 3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Atrium

Egg & Dart
The menu honors traditional Greek cuisine by bringing fresh, wholesome cooking and offering diners a sumptuous array of small plates, greek staples like hummus, and main courses of impeccably grilled meats and seafood.
4029 N Miami Avenue

Harry’s Pizzeria
Harry’s is a casual neighborhood joint bringing more fresh, simple, pure food and drink to the Miami Design District. From seasonally-inspired pizzas from the woodburning oven to a new, welcoming counter where local and craft beers freely flow, Harry’s radiates the relaxed vibe on which Michael’s Genuine has built its reputation.
Madonna Building, 3918 N Miami Avenue

Mandol In Aegean Bistro
Mandolin Aegean Bistro dedicates to create dishes that are simple, rustic and authentic to the villages of Greece and Turkey. Always using seasonal ingredients, local purveyors and growers, and freshly caught fish of the day.
4314 NE 2nd Avenue

Mc Kitchen
MC Kitchen is the first Miami restaurant by nationally celebrated chef Dena Marino. With an emphasis on seasonal, organic and house-made ingredients, the MC Kitchen’s menu showcases Marino’s rustic Italian heritage.
Open from 11 am to 11 pm daily.
4141 NE 2nd Avenue

Mercato is an artisanal Italian café, where diners will find freshly made croissants, scones, bread, cookies, salads and sandwiches. Guests can stop by and grab fresh berries, fruit, yogurt, coffees, gourmet chips, and artisanal chocolates.
4141 NE 2nd Avenue

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink is a showcase for the cuisine of Chef/Owner Michael Schwartz, with prices designed to encourage frequent dining. This unpretentious bistro seats 90 indoors and out, with another 14 seats at a handsome bar.
130 NE 40th Street

Oak Tavern
The Oak Tavern offers a comprehensive American menu that extends the spirit of hospitality and sharing, with a selection of small plates, snacks, pizzas, charcuterie and large plates as well as daily specials, all crafted from fresh, quality ingredients.
35 NE 40th Street

The Cypress Room
A nod to the spirit of classic 1920s fine dining, The Cypress Room is welcoming with a freshly polished finish in food, service, bar, and decor. The dinner menu, composed by chef de cuisine Roel Alcudia, centers around the restaurant’s woodburning grill and rotisserie.
3620 NE 2nd Avenue

The Embassy
A quaint restaurant serving pintxos, tapas and a crudo bar, by Chef Alan Hughes.
4600 NE 2nd Avenue

Hit Magazine and Vedado Social Club Release Party 11/29/13

Hit Magazine & Vedado Social Club
hitmagazineFriday, November 29, 2013
The News Louge
5580 NE 4th Court
Miami, Florida

To RSVP for the Red Carpet Event: Karla Más Hit Magazine Media makamas@hitmagazine.com

Hit Magazine Media, LLC in conjunction with Vedado Social Club, Oh la la Salon, and L’amour Boutique, will host a Red Carpet Event to celebrate the recent unveiling of a Hit Magazine in Miami.

Miami-based Hit Magazine Media, LLC recently unveiled a monthly “Hit Magazine” in Miami with a contemporary approach that brings Latin music and entertainment content together for consumers between the ages of 18-35. Hit Magazine was established since 2009 designed to provide the South Florida market, a unique vehicle throughout the year, where readers can enjoy a social calendar with news and information about events, Latin music’s greatest artists, hits, concerts, entertainment and the who’s who behind the scenes. To celebrate their immediate release and unprecedented success, a red carpet event with appearances by Kelvis Ochoa & David Torrens. Red carpet begins at 10:00pm followed by a glamorous fashion show by Designer Yas Gonzalez and L’amour Boutique.

With the explosive growth of social media, the music and entertainment industry in South Florida continues to flourish, setting new stages for Editor & Publisher, Yas Gonzalez who persevered to create a Hit Magazine for their target market to stay.

“This type of synergy that brings a monthly print and online method of providing consumers a social calendar of events, full of fun and vibrant music and entertainment content for regional South Florida readers to enjoy, is sure to bring a new paradigm of social media and content together, says publisher, Yas Gonzalez, who goes on to say that she wants to give her readers and advertisers alike, the ability to interact and take their content with them in the form of a magazine, or jump online at their convenience.”

Hit Magazine Media LLC, was established in 2009 and is a traditional magazine publishing company headquartered in Miami, Florida.

Venus Orbit 2nd Launch at Fine Line 12/2/13

Venus Orbit 2nd Launch
venusorbitMonday, December 2, 2013, 10AM-6PM
Fine Line
4217 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Register Online

Open House Offering a Brilliant Constellation of Holiday Gifts and Style
Hors d’oeuvres and Beverages
15% discount on all sales the day of event!

Plus, all guests who become a Venus Orbit Star or above, the day of the event, will receive a $500 gift card to use at Fine Line.

Corporate Sponsor: Paula and Bob Brockway, Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables | Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay

Honorary Chair: Swanee DiMare

Black Violin at TheStageMiami Art Basel 2013 12/7/13

Black Violin at TheStageMiami Art Basel 2013
blackviolinsSaturday, December 7, 2013, 10:00pm
The Stage Miami
Miami Design District 170 NE 38th Street
Miami, Florida 33137
Presale Tickets $15
Available now.

Music By Heron – Klassik – Methods

Art Basel week is the time of the year when the vanguard of the art world converges on Miami Beach. This year, The Stage Miami will be presenting a gallery of the best of old school hip-hop and new urban sounds during the height of Art Basel, featuring De La Soul on Thursday, December 5, the Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah on December 6 during Beats & Rhymes Fridays and Black Violin on Saturday, December 7, among others.

Black Violin
Black Violin wowed show-goers at The Stage this past summer with a performance that artfully combined classical influences with hip hop beats. Founders Kev Marcus (violin) and Wil B (viola) are four-time winners of “Showtime at the Apollo” who met while students at Fort Lauderdale’s Dillard High School of Performing Arts. The group, which now includes a drummer, cellist and a DJ, has also worked with Kanye West, 50 Cent,Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Aretha Franklin and The Eagles, among others.

De La Soul Tickets
Ghostface Killah Tickets
Weekend package (3 Shows)

Tea Time 12/1/13

Tea Time
teatimeSunday, December 1, 2013, 4:00pm until 8:00pm
Art Britannia – Miami
3940 North Miami Avenue
Miami, Fl 33127

Friends and Family Preview

We invite you to join us before all the Basel festivities begin to a Sunday Tea Party.

Enjoy the latest arrivals from across the pond, whilst sipping on tea infused cocktails by Hendrick’s Gin.

Art Basel Event at Midtown Pawn Boutique 12/7/13

Art Basel Event at Midtown Pawn Boutique
midtownpawnSaturday, December 7, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Midtown Pawn
261 NW 36th St
Miami, FL 33127

Featuring Artist Diana Contreras doing a live painting art installation.
A Pocket Gallery featuring local artists.
Music and Visuals by DJ Maximus 3000
Fashion Show by Mary Salazar Pop-up Boutique
Complimentary cupcakes by Dulcinea
Complimentary Cosmos, Beer & Wine
Photo booth by FunClickUSA
Free Valet Parking

Basel Exhibition Preview at Bakehouse Art Complex 11/29/13

Basel Exhibition Preview @ Bakehouse Art Complex
togetherweflyBakehouse Art Complex
561 NW 32nd St
Miami, Florida 33127
$5 admission; Free for BAC Members.

Artists: BAC Resident Artists; Curator: Ananda DeMello

Audrey Love Gallery: Together We Fly
The transformation of a utilitarian object into a work of art allows artists to go beyond their usual medium while presenting individual artistic views and ideas. This exhibition will make you fall head over heels for the BAC and its artists.

Swenson Gallery: Two of a kind
Artists will create small works in an edition of 2, lowering the cost of each piece while maintaining a sense of exclusivity. Take a double look!

On view through January 11, 2014

Caribbean Fantastic: The Work of Jean Claude Legagneur 12/1/13-1/4/14

Caribbean Fantastic: The Work of Jean Claude Legagneur
THE BLACK FANTASTIC FLYER-1December 1, 2013 -January 2, 2014
Multitudes Gallery
5570 Northeast 10th Place
Miami Florida 33179

African Diaspora during Art Basel Miami

Sunday, December 1st, 8pm-10pm
Dîner Preview: The Hundred Most…
The legendary hospitality and elegance of reception of Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Box will be deployed once again in this enchanted evening-presentation of a chosen masterworks to hundred most…. personalities of South Florida

Wednesday December 4 : 7:30 PM-10 PM
Night Of Haitian Diplomacy : Opening Night
Under the patronage of the Haitian Government and the Consul General of Haiti in Miami , The Night of the Haitian diplomacy is at the heart of the dynamics of the New Cultural Diplomacy policy of the Haitian government. The presence of Haitian diplomats in the United States as well as of those in the Caribbean, Africa and beyond is anticipated. With artists, Hollywood stars, great collectors and other guests of the city, this night will present African Diaspora in all its potentialities .

Thursday December 5 : 8 PM-10 PM
Jazz @ Multitudes Gregory Ledon & the Miami Jazz quartets
Rooted in the tradition of Miles Davies, he encountered at a very young age, Ledon’s style employs a more subdued approach than that found in other contemporaneous jazz idioms. His tonal sonorities of this player, similar to pastel colors which Miles believed was a lighter sound, thus more expressive.

Friday December 6: 8 PM-10PM
Hollywood United For Haiti: An Evening with Jimmy Jean Louis
The actor who masterfully interpreted historical consciousness through Toussaint Louverture: The Battle of the Eagles is also a humanitarian whose work focuses on the construction and operation of a school in the Haitian countryside. This auction night will be attended by the Hollywood stars with his fans colleagues and personalities of the arts and culture.

Caribbean Fantastic: The Work of Jean Claude Legagneur aims at reintroducing the Haitian master to the international public of Art Basel Miami. Absent from the South Floridian scene for decades, Jean Claude Legagneur comes back to Miami at a time when, contemporary art, exhausted by an at nauseam repetition of Marcel Duchamp’s’ famous gesture of exhibiting a urinal, does not realize that it has lost all its potential power of subversion. Legagneur, far from this boisterous claim, remains within a more discreet approach with works that retain a real liberating dimension.

Caribbean Fantastic: is an exhibition of about Fifty works (50) by the Haitien master artist.

Caribbean Fantastic: is organized by the Florida Africana Studies Consortium of South Florida (FLASC), the Consulate General of Haiti in Miami, Hollywood Artist United for Haiti and the local / international committee. The exhibition runs from 1 December 2013 to January 2, 2014 with opening night coinciding with the official opening of Art Basel Miami December 4, 2013.

Caribbean Fantastic: will be accompanied by a series of arts programs and related events designed to highlight Caribbean and African Diaspora aesthetic productions and Black contemporary issues in these times of globalization and transnationalism.

Basel Biergarten 12/5/13-12/7/13

Basel Biergarten
baselbeirgartenDec. 5-7, 2013 4pm to 3am
Mitrani Warehouse
2600 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, Florida 33127

There’s nothing better than Basel, Bacon and Beer, unless of course you have all three. Fortunately, The Basel Biergarten is back for another round. From Thursday Dec. 5 at 4pm through Saturday Dec. 7th, Wynwood art enthusiasts, local music lovers and foodies alike, will have a go-to haven popping up at 2600 NW 2nd Avenue, in the heart of the neighborhood. “The focus of the event is local: local artists, local beer, local musicians. We work closely with Brown Distributing and support their Drink Like a Local campaign,” says co-founder Andres Barrientos.

The Basel Biergarten team comprised of Chef Andres Barrientos and Chef James Bowers of Miami Smokers, Gaudi Castro, Brandon Brugal and Mixed Media Collective will continue their annual Basel week tradition, combining beer, bacon, street art and music. The pop-up Biergarten, in conjunction with the Drink Like a Local Campaign, will be serving up top craft beers from Florida breweries.

In addition, Barrientos and Bowers will be launching a new taco shop concept, “Smokeys Cantina” and serving their signature Miami Smokers Candied bacon, bacon jerky and other smoked treats, creating perfect beer-friendly pairings. The 7,000 square foot outdoor space will be transformed with lush Florida plants, 1000 feet of strung lighting and eclectic seating to create a one of a kind pop-up biergarten experience. Several notable artists including Daniel (Krave) Fila and Atomiko will be painting live during the festivities.

The Biergarten will also showcase live music daily by Gummdrops, a local collaborative platform that shines a light on some of the city�s best emerging talent. Gummdrops in collaboration with Jolt Radio will be broadcasting live from the Biergarten, so you can expect some your favorite local bands to drop in for sets daily. In keeping with the Miami Smokers motto; “We believe in the art of doing things the right way -no shortcuts or cutting corners,” guests can expect nothing but the best local art, music, eats and of course, beer.

The Dutch Invade December Art Fair Week 11/28/13-12/8/13

The Dutch Invade December Art Fair Week
Caleidoscoop_Evite_FINALMural Installations from November 28 – December 6, 2013
Celebration Party – Friday December 6, 2013 7pm
Open to the Public – Friday December 6, – Sunday December 8, 2013
250 NW 24th Street
Miami Florida 33142

A collaborative project featuring world class street and graffiti artists from the Netherlands: The London Police, Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman and Hass & Hahn – Favela/Philly painting and their international peers will work together to create a garden of murals in the lot on 250 NW 24th Street in Wynwood. The mural installation begins November 28 and ends with a celebration on December 6, 2013.

As an inaugural project, event and a Dutch initiative, Caleidoscoop is working directly with the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York is contributing with the specific purpose to produce a “satellite fair” that the Consulate can be exceedingly proud of and to demonstrate the ways in which cultural collaborations and contributions of the Dutch can be made during the highly-profiled December Art Fair week.

The lot of 250 NW 24th street is empty now, but will soon be the home of a new 11-unit live/work space and the first development to break ground in the popular community since 2006. The motivation behind 250 Wynwood is “to create a neighborhood so people can keep creating and growing” a fitting mantra for this inaugural event that showcases international cultural involvement and collaboration.

Providing artistic and curatorial support, Caleidoscoop is partnering with Kallenbach Gallery, Andenken and Unruly, three of the most respected galleries in the Netherlands. The promotion and organization of Caleidoscoop is made possible with the efforts of a number of entities. Largely the brainchild of Made Creative, a Dutch nonprofit and Catapult 13, a Miami based design firm, Caleidoscoop has the long term goal of being an annual event in Miami to showcase the extensive art and design talent of the Netherlands.

Prizm Art Fair Featuring Artists Representing the African Diaspora and Emerging Markets at Marquis Miami 12/5/13-12/8/13

Prizm Art Fair Featuring Artists Representing the African Diaspora and Emerging Markets
PRIZM-BASS PASS-02Friday, December 6, 12-7pm
Saturday, December 7, 12-7pm
Sunday, December 8, 12 – 6pm
Marquis Miami
1100 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

Prizm Art Fair Event Schedule
Thursday, December 5, 11:11pm
(Across The Street From Los Jaichacker’s Stellar Project At Pérez Art Museum Miami)

Friday, December 6, 10:45 – 11:15am
Miami Community & Education Day
Hosted By South Florida Cares and Susan Taylor (Essence Magazine)
Please Rsvp to info@prizmartfair.com

Saturday, December 7
Art & Technology Day Hosted By Our Favorite Community Tech Connoisseurs Brian Brackeen (Kairos) and Felecia Hatcher (Code Fever Miami)
University Of Miami Life Sciences Park
Miami Innovation Center

Sunday, December 8
New Wave: Collectors & Curators Brunch
12:00 – 4:00pm
An Afternoon Of Yoga, International Dj’s and Cosmic Mimosas.

A talented collective of established and emerging artists from locales as varied as the Democratic Republic of Congo to Washington D.C. will showcase contemporary art at the inaugural blockbuster Prizm Art Fair to be held December 5-8, 2013 at the Marquis Miami (1100 Biscayne Blvd, downtown Miami). The opening night reception will take place on December 5th from 11pm-2am and is open to the public. Admission is free. Prizm Art Fair is a collaborative effort between, Mikhaile Solomon, designer and arts advocate who is the founder of Prizm Art Fair and Marie Vickles, an independent curator, arts educator, and artist based in South Florida. Salient works presented will highlight the diversity evident in contemporary visual art practices including painting, sculpture and mixed media installations. The goal of Prizm Art Fair during Art Basel week is to showcase a diverse group of artists who reflect the depth of talent in emerging markets adding to the caliber of artists represented in South Florida. Ms. Solomon and Ms. Vickles are two women committed to creating a platform to ensure that Prizm Art Fair provides opportunities for artists of the African Diaspora, emerging markets and those inspired by the Diaspora within one of the biggest art destination events in the country.

Curator and Creative Director of the Fair, Marie Vickles, states that “Prizm Art Fair is presenting a new aesthetic inspired by varied forms of traditional art-making paired with contemporary techniques and technology, which is the essence of creativity meeting spirituality in the purest sense of holistic creation. Artists will present work that will inspire and challenge the notions of what the African Diaspora and emerging art markets are creating in a ‘stream-of-consciousness’ beyond the mainstream. Both the serious collector and new-comer should expect a refreshing experience.”

Prizm Art Fair will feature the works of some of the most talented local and international artists of color and galleries including: Lerone Wifon, Amber Robles-Gordon, Addonis Parker, T. Eliott Mansa, Bayunga Kialeuka, Asser Saint-Val, Jerome Soimaud, Gallery Guichard: National Curator for the Bombay Sapphire Series and Yeelen Gallery. The select artists are actively engaged in perpetuating Miami’s growth as a cultural hub or are truly redefining their world by bringing into focus socio-political and cultural issues pertinent to the people of African descent in our global community.

“We’re really excited about the submissions we’ve received from local, national and international artists. We’re looking forward showcasing an exceptional group of exhibiting artists and galleries from the African Diaspora. We are deeply thankful for the support of Marquis Miami, Frank Frazier, Ms. Deborah Shelton Tynes, Minna Dunn and all of our sponsors for their unwavering support and belief in our project”, states Mikhaile Solomon, Founder and Director of Prizm.

Miami’s Independent Thinkers partnership with SCOPE Miami during Art Basel 12/2/13-12/8/13

Miami’s Independent Thinkers Art Basel 2013
mitscopeDecember 2nd-8th, 2012
SCOPE Pavilion
1000 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Platinum Preview Gala: Mon | Dec 02 | 5PM – 9PM *By invitation or Platinum VIP Card for entry
First View: Tues | Dec 03 | 1PM – 9PM *For VIPs & Press (or $100 donation at door)
Wed | Dec 04 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Thurs | Dec 05 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Fri | Dec 06 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Sat | Dec 07 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Sun | Dec 08 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM

Miami’s Independent Thinkers is dedicated to showcasing local artists announces location for the 5th edition event, December 2nd-8th, 2013 SCOPE at its new location on the sands of Miami Beach.

Heather Read, Sara Read, Laraine Hart and Kerry McLaney present Miami’s Independent Thinkers ART BASEL 2013, a collaborative multimedia art exhibition showcasing Miami’s premiere, emerging and young artists. To be held at SCOPE Miami Beach new location on the sands of Miami Beach.

SCOPE taps into the cultural psyche to present only the most pioneering work across multiple creative disciplines. With over 50 art shows spanning more than a decade, SCOPE has solidified its position as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. SCOPE’s extensive reach enables an unrivaled opportunity for networking with art patrons, creative professionals and a culturally relevant public audience. Renowned for presenting the most innovative galleries, artists and curators, SCOPE Art Shows in Miami, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons have garnered extensive critical acclaim, with sales of over $450 million and attendance of over 700,000 visitors.

The 7-day fair aims to feature local artists working across a range of media – painters, photographers, filmmakers, sculptors, animators, writers, musicians, muralists, performance and new media artists. The fair will run from December 2nd-8th, 2013 during Art Basel

Gator in the Bay – Art Basel Miami 2013 12/4/13-12/8/13

Gator in the Bay – Art Basel Miami 2013
banner calendar handout front VERTicalDecember 4th-8th, 2013
Biscayne Bay
Miami, FL

The Gator in the Bay is a 33,000 pound alligator the size of a football field that will float in Biscayne Bay during Art Basel Miami 2013. The head is a steel sculpture built on a self-propelled barge. The upper jaw is built on the boom of a crane that allows it to open and close. The body will be a photo mosaic printed on material called Floating Art Tile. Using 104 Floating Art Tiles, with each tile 4ft x 8ft and each will have over 3000 unique images the size of a postage stamp, an illusion of the alligator will appear.

A 5 day event was created around Gator in the Bay, from Dec 4th-8th during Art Basel Miami 2013 at the Miami Yacht Club on Watson Island, that will be free to attend and is family friendly. However, we encourage the adults to come back and dance with the Gator at night. Each day has a unique theme and something special happening with the Gator in the Bay. This will be a great time to educate the community about our water issues and why we need the Everglades. This is a perfect location for the 5 day event for many reasons: easy access, easy free parking, security, sanitation, full-bar, full service restaurant with incredibly beautiful views.

If you purchase your tile before December 1st, you can be scheduled to attach your Floating Art Tile and be recorded in the culltural history of Art Basel and Miami.

The purpose of Gator in the Bay Project is to raise awareness for the Florida Everglades. The purpose of the art piece is to show the cooperation between industry and nature.

The Gator in the Bay was featured in over 30 foreign newspapers front page, interviewed by ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, CNN, Fox News, Yahoo News, Discovery Channel, Huffington Post, The Examiner, thank you Sun Sentinel, and the Miami Herald – A photo of Gator in the Bay – Phase 1 unveiled during Art Basel 2012 was used to promote Art Basel Hong Kong. This year we will be completing the entire alligator which is sure to get attention. During Art Basel 2012, Lambeth & Nagel estimate over $8 million in media advertising was generated as a result of Gator in the Bay.

Sagamore, The Art Hotel, Presents Framing The Moving Image For Art Basel 2013 12/3/13-12/8/13

Sagamore, The Art Hotel, Presents Framing The Moving Image For Art Basel 2013
sagamoreDecember 3-8, 2013
Sagamore Hotel
1671 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Art collectors and owners of the Sagamore Hotel, Martin and Cricket Taplin—also the Art Hotel’s curator—are pleased to announce the installation – FRAMING THE MOVING IMAGE. The exhibition explores the way artists capture, compose and represent traditions and histories, as well as the changing material landscapes – locally and globally – through the moving image.

Framing The Moving Image will open to the public at Sagamore, The Art Hotel, during Art Basel Miami Beach 2013, providing an opportunity for guests to experience and to view this new installation of innovative film, video and performance art, among other select works.

The entire installation was curated by John Hanhardt, world renowned film and media art curator, and embraces the diverse styles and genres from the avant-gardes, beginning with 1950s and 1960s, to contemporary reflections of present media landscape that will highlight the variety of practices shaping today’s art world. In addition to media art, Mr. Hanhardt has selected, as part of the installation, several photographs from The Cricket Taplin Collection.

Hanhardt has held curatorial posts at MoMA, the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim Museum. He is currently consulting as Senior Curator for Media Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Works permanently installed as part of Framing The Moving Image, include the following:

In Interstices, a site-specific piece created for the Sagamore, Bill Beirne collaborates with a Miami-based dance company to choreograph a series of live performances that re-enact behaviors that might ordinarily take place in areas monitored by surveillance cameras. The performances will be captured by cameras located around the hotel and projected on a widescreen video monitor in the lobby.

Shannon Plumb’s Paper Collection (2007) takes a playful look at fashion models and the fashion industry in a video narrative in which she plays all the characters.

Star Spangled to Death (1956-1960), by legendary avant-garde artist Ken Jacobs, is a seminal eight-hour film featuring Jack Smith and other artists. A virtuosic collection of filmed and found footage, it comments on American history and the state of the economy.

The Water Series, a multi-channel meditation on the movement and texture of water by Ernie Gehr, is displayed on screens installed on the hotel’s garden wall. Gehr is one of the leading artists of the international avant-garde cinema, and his films are distinguished by their formal elegance and treatment of filmic space and time.

Between the Frames (1983-1991), by Spanish artist Antoni Muntadas, is a major multi-part series that examines the art world through chapters that explore the roles played by dealers, collectors, galleries, museums, docents, critics, and the media. Produced over 20 years ago, it is an extraordinary representation of the art world and a revealing reflection of what has changed, and what has not. This is the first time it will be presented on a hotel channel.

Reflecting on the history of film technology, Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder’s “Threadbare” is a film projector wrapped in 16 mm film footage that creates a silhouette suggesting Mickey Mouse’s head. The richly imagined sculpture offers profound insights into the nature of the medium.

Kathleen Graves is a new-media artist who creates a richly imagined body of work out of the materials of technology and everyday life. Her playful and beautiful Bot Studies, 2013, are small sculptures made from packaging, plants, and found materials. They refer to robots and botanical drawings and are a rendering of possible new life forms.

Takeshi Murata is one of the most exciting new artists exploring digital moving-image making. The elaborate, Night Moves (2013), a collaboration with Billy Grant, creates an imaginary narrative centered on a virtual studio floating through space. Hypnotic and beautiful, it represents a new artistic sensibility that appropriates from cartoons, Anime, and popular culture.

Raphael Montanez Ortiz created a number of important avant-garde films, including Newsreel (1958), which deconstructed found footage, and Dance Number 22 (1993), a computer-laser video that manipulates a sequence from a Marx Brothers film.

The photographer Peter Moore interpreted the avant-garde events of the 1960s and 1970s in New York City. Iconic images such as Untitled (Nam June Paik performing at Café Au Go Go), November 9, 1964;Trisha Brown, “Man Walking Down the Side of a Building,” 80 Wooster St., NYC, 1970; and Untitled (Joan Jonas, “Organic Honey’s Vertical Roll), 1973, are evidence that he was a key artist of his generation.

John Hanhardt participated in advising the Sagamore on the selection of the new, cutting-edge equipment and technology necessary to best present the installation.

Hanhardt’s installation will remain permanently as part of the Sagamore’s year-round art program. This includes any of the live performance presentations in the installation, which will be recorded. Following Art Basel, Cricket Taplin will rotate the video programming on screens throughout the hotel, allowing Sagamore’s guests and visitors to view the full video art program on an ongoing basis, including at several podiums located in the hotel lobby.

Also, available at the hotel during Art Basel 2013 will be an innovative book by artists Melissa Dubbin and Aaron Davidson, which reflects on the moving image and how it is received. The piece was commissioned by Cricket and the original manuscript will be available on a permanent basis.

“It has been an education, honor and a pleasure to have the opportunity to work directly with John Hanhardt on this inspiring installation,” said Cricket Taplin. “The program truly captures the history as media art progressed over the past few decades and provides an engaging Art Basel exhibition that will thoroughly stimulate the senses.”

Art Basel Miami Reception Gala for Fusion X ~ Art Ascension Exhibition 12/7/13

Art Basel Miami Reception Gala for “Fusion X ~ Art Ascension” Exhibition
x-artSaturday, December 7th from 7-11 p.m.
Art Fusion Galleries
3550 North Miami Avenue
At North Miami Avenue & 36th Street
Midtown Miami
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Featuring over 60 emerging to mid-career contemporary artists, this exhibition marks our 12th Anniversary and honors Miami’s exciting Art Basel season. This exhibition celebrates the foresight underlying the immense spectrum of human creativity that spans across more than thirty one countries. In honor of Miami’s annual Art Basel season, the selection showcases an assembled collection of unrivaled depth and quality that is truly global. Drawn from works ranging from contemporary paintings and photography to marble, bronze and mixed-media sculptures, this exhibition is composed of some 500 pieces. Inspired by our belief that each artist in their respective medium creates a visual connection with each viewer, our collection invites audiences to experience an ascension of sensory delight. Art Fusion Galleries is proud to host this exhibition in our grand gallery space which boasts over 8,000 square feet of pristine contemporary gallery space.

Heineken Light Your Night Series of Electrifying Events During Art Basel 12/3/13-12/7/13

Heineken Light Your Night Series of Electrifying Events During Art Basel
lightyournightDecember 3-7, 2013
Locations Below

Heineken Light Your Night Challenge Exhibit + VIP Launch Event
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 8:30 p.m.
Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26 Street,
Miami, FL 33127
RSVP Required to heinekenlight@jl-pr.com by Friday, November 29.
Must Be 21 or over. Space is limited.
Five South Florida multi-media artists, Yuri Tuma, Juan Carlos Zaldivar, Clifton Childree, Brandon Opalka, and Kevin Arrow, will transform the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse into a maze of light installations. A panel of judges will select one of these talented artists as the winner of the Light Your Night Challenge and award them a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Amsterdam, home of Heineken.

Light :: Flow
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 10:00 p.m.
Mana Wynwood
318 NW 23 Street
Miami, FL 33132
Light :: Flow Kinetic Motion Interactive Experience at Mana Wynwood
Heineken Light Your Night will showcase Light :: Flow. This interactive kinetic motion installation by Tecné Collective, portrays an abstract representation of human movement, through light and kinetic rhythm. Music by DARKSIDE (Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington) in the Sound Garden. Tickets at artbaselmanawynwood.com.
Live Music by: DARKSIDE (Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington)

Hyperopticks :: Monumental Video Mapping The Grand Finale Official Basel Castle After Party
Saturday, December 12, 2013, 11:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. – 12:15 a.m.
Grand Central
679 N. Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
Presented by: Heineken Light, Overthrow, Embrace & POPLIFE
Video Installations and Official Basel Castle After Party at Grand Central
A monumental video mapping installation will transform the façade of Grand Central into an eight-minute show-stopping audiovisual experience. Tecné Collective’s Hyperopticks will explore the characteristics of contemporary art movements such as Op-Art, Art Cinetiqué, and Deconstructivism.

Heineken Light has partnered with the award-winning Tecné Collective to bring Heineken “Light Your Night” to Art Basel Miami. Taking place December 3 to December 7, Heineken “Light Your Night” will serve as a platform for local and international artists to interpret Heineken Light’s “Bounce” campaign through the use of light. The creations, by local and internationals artists, will be showcased in a series of events including a monumental video mapping experience, kinetic light motion installations, and an interactive light show challenge.

Heineken Light Your Night will feature video mapping and kinetic motion events designed by award-winning Tecné Collective, a group of technologists and artists featuring Gorka Cortázar (Madrid) and Rodrigo Arcaya (Miami), in collaboration with Wyzton Borrero Peréz of Klang! (Barcelona). The internationally recognized Tecné Collective was awarded “Best Spatial Media Art” by the Media Architecture Biennale, and most recently received the Illumni Infinity Award and the International Association of Lighting Designers’ Award of Excellence, among other accolades.

“Heineken Light is excited to partner with renowned artists to bring a series of light-inspired events to Miami during one of the most significant art explosions of the year,” says Pattie Falch, Brand Director, Heineken Sponsorships.

Related Group Jorge Pérez and Whitewall Magazine Michael Klug VIP Cocktail Art Reception 12/6/13

Related Group Jorge Pérez and Whitewall Magazine Michael Klug VIP Cocktail Art Reception
Marea Whitewall invitationFriday, December 6, from 5-7pm
91 Collins Avenue (off 1st Street)
South Beach Miami, FL 33139
Not open to the public.

The Related Group and Jorge Pérez host an exclusive gathering for Whitewall Magazine’s VIPs during Art Basel at the sales gallery of their South of Fifth luxury condo Marea, designed by Yabu Pushelberg. Related commissioned artists Markus Linnenbrink from Germany and Riccardo de Marchi from Italy to create artistic designs for the boutique condo’s interiors. Perez, an avid patron of the arts, will also be celebrating that same week the opening of the new museum that bears his name, the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres by Karla Events.

Marea is the second condo Related has launched in South of Fifth this year, following the sold-out One Ocean.

Creative Time Krug Champagne Brunch 12/6/13

Creative Time Krug Champagne Brunch
Friday, Dec. 6 from 11.30am – 1pm
The Standard Hotel
40 Island Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

30 of Basel’s who’s who – artists, celebrities, etc. will enjoy sips of Krug Grand Cuvee benefitting the arts non-profit organization based in NYC, known for commissioning highly acclaimed public art projects. A few names from past Creative Time events include Donna Karan, Marisa Tomei, Jason Wu, Theophilus London, Waris Ahluwalia, Cecilia Dean, Vlad Roitfeld & Giovanna Battaglia, Terry Richardson, Andre Saraiva, Tom Sachs, Marina Abramovic, Mickalene Thomas, among others.

Not open to the public.

Wallpaper* Handmade Exhibition with Jaguar and Opening Event 12/4/13-12/8/13

Wallpaper* Handmade Exhibition with Jaguar and Opening Event
Wednesday, December 4, 2013: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Exhibition Preview
Thursday, December 5, 2013: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Exhibition Preview
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM: VIP Opening Celebration
8:30 PM – 11:00 PM: Grand Opening Celebration
Friday, December 6, 2013: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 7, 2013: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
3841 NE 2nd Avenue, 1st Floor / Unit 103
(entrance on NE 39th Street)
Miami Design District

The groundbreaking exhibition showcasing a curated selection of about 50 works resulting from unique design and brand collaborations, from partners such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Harry Winston, Hermès, Dunhill, Tom Ford, Poltrona Frau, Veuve Clicquot, Nike, Marc Jacobs, Baccarat with designers, architects and artists such as Barber Osgerby, Karl Lagerfeld, David Collins, Richard Meier, Piero Lissoni, Zaha Hadid Architects and Sou Fujimoto. The VIP event will bring out the designers, brand reps and top names in the design, fashion and luxury world. The exhibition will also exclusively introduce, for the first time in the US, five new collaborations between Jaguar and designers Fredrikson Stallard, Moritz Waldemeyer, Mathieu Gustafsson, architects Neri & Hu and marble specialist Salvatori.

Look Alive Fest 12/6/13-12/7/13

Look Alive Fest
Day 1, Dec 6 2013, doors 8pm, bands 9pm sharp,
lookaliveChurchill’s Pub
5501 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
featuring Wolf Eyes, Guardian Alien, Chronic Youth, Rubber O Cement, Teepee, Cop City/Chill Pillars.
complimentary Beck’s beer is available to the first 100 guests with proper ID. Please drink responsibly.

Day 2, Dec 7 2013, doors 8pm, bands 9pm
176 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127
free entry before 10pm with RSVP (http://lookalivefest.com/rsvp_2013).
featuring Indian Jewelry, Pontiak, White Mystery, The Wiggins, Lil Daggers, Nerve City.

Spilt Milk Projects, Gramps, and AdHoc.fm present two nights of underground music and art during Art Basel weekend. Made in Miami. Featuring Wolf Eyes (SUB Pop Records, Mi) And Indian Jewelry (TX) During Art Basel Miami Beach Weekend

Credit: Brian Butler (The Upper Hand Art) and Mike Del Marmol

Spilt Milk Projects, Gramps, and Ad Hoc (NYC) present the inaugural Look Alive Fest, featuring exclusive headlining Florida performances by seminal noise rock trio Wolf Eyes from Detroit, MI, and experimental rock outsiders Indian Jewelry from Austin, TX. The Look Alive Fest is a home grown alternative festival curated by working musicians, offering something radically different for discerning fans of adventurous music during Art Basel Miami Beach weekend. The event features both national headliners and notable local bands, including Lil Daggers, Teepee, Cop City/Chill Pillars, and Nerve City.

Wolf Eyes (Sub Pop, American Tapes, De Stijl),comprised of Nate Young, John Olson, and Jim Baljo, are undeniably one of the most vital, important American noise bands around today. They have released countless CD-Rs, LPs, and tapes since 1996, including collaborations with Black Dice, Smegma, Stare Case, academic jazz musician Anthony Braxton, and too many side projects to name. “Wolf Eyes remain one of the most important experimental bands in the world” according to Pitchfork Media. Wolf Eyes were recently featured on the cover of The Wire (their second time gracing the cover of the esteemed UK avant-garde magazine), which included a feature discussing the evolution of the band, as well as its newest album, No Answer: Lower Floors (2013, CD/LP via De Stijl). Wolf Eyes will headline the first night of the fest on Friday, December 6 at Churchill’s Pub, supported by Guardian Alien featuring drummer Greg Fox from Brooklyn black metal band Liturgy, a reunion set from Gainesville grunge rockers Chronic Youth, and performance piece by celebrated Bay Area noisemaker Rubber O Cement. Local support includes an increasingly rare appearance by psychedelic shoegaze band Teepee and the eccentric Cop City/Chill Pillars.

Indian Jewelry (Reverberation Appreciation Society) headlines the second night on Saturday, December 7 at Gramps. Indian Jewelry is a noise rock collective founded by Tex Kerschen and Erika Thrasher, accompanied by Mary Sharpe on percussion and electronics, along with a fluid, rotating cast of local musicians and collaborators. Together they are flagbearers for the long Texas tradition of outsider rock ‘n’ roll – a grand, precarious history spanning the 13th Floor Elevators and Red Krayola, Jandek and Butthole Surfers. As a prolific touring band, Indian Jewelry is noted for seizure inducing live shows, featuring little more than a strobe light in total darkness. “Indian Jewelry stand at a kind of musical crossroads,” according to Dazed and Confused Magazine, “where the gloriously dark moments of rock n’roll’s past hang side by side with clunky rave synths and a droned-out attitude.” Pontiak (Thrill Jockey), comprised of brothers Jennings, Van and Lain Carney who play neo-psychedelic rock with stoner rock flourishes, will provide direct support for Indian Jewelry, as well as White Mystery, a brother and sister garage rock duo from Chicago, IL, and The Wiggins from Houston, TX. Local support includes loner rock nomad Nerve City (Sacred Bones) with a full band, and purveyors of heavy psych, Lil Daggers (Beyond Beyond is Beyond).

Pre-ArtFrazzle 2013 11/30/13-12/1/13

Pre-ArtFrazzle 2013
LH_Pre-Art_Frazzle copyNovember 30 – December 1, 2013
Little Havana
Miami, FL

Take the Love Bus from Wynwood to Little Havana and experience the lively, colorful diversity of our cultural and culinary art scene.

Live music, video installations, exhibits, mural painting, dance performances and more will be showcased at our studios, galleries, plazas and local businesses!

Parodi Lecture in Philosophy of Art The Distracted Exhibition by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev 12/8/13

Parodi Lecture in Philosophy of Art: “The Distracted Exhibition. On Enchantment and Composting Archival Shreds.” by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Sunday, 12/08/2013, 11:30am
Pérez Art Museum Miami, Auditorium
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132

This lecture by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev explores the question of the art exhibition as an embodied and “dis-tracted” archive(dis / trahere = to pull or to draw in another direction), and it focuses on how objects function in relation to the experience of witnessing – the artist’s witnessing of the world, the viewer’s witnessing of the artwork, and even the art object’s witnessing of the spectacle within which it is caught and entrapped. dOCUMENTA (13) was both an art exhibition, a process and a state of mind. In it, the notion of archive was viewed with suspicion and pulled towards forms of symbiotic decomposition and recomposition – a cultural quasi-compost. With examples of artworks and projects created for dOUCUMENTA (13), including Mario Garcia Torres, Rossella Biscotti, Claire Pentecost, Michael Rakowitz, And And And, Adrian Villar-Rojas and Dihn Q Lee.

Christov-Bakargiev is artistic director for dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2009-2012); visiting professor at: The Cooper Union, New York (2013); Northwestern University, Evanston-Chicago (2013-2015); Goethe -Universität Frankfurt am Main / Institut für Philosophie University, Frankfurt (2013-2015); Leverhulme Professor, University of Leeds (2014).

Lecture is free with museum admission.

The Parodi Lecture in Philosophy of Art is supported by Gonzalo Parodi.

Pérez Art Museum Miami Premiere Gala 12/7/13

Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Premiere Gala
Saturday, 12/07/2013, 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
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THE hottest ticket for Basel week, the night will honor Darlene and Jorge Pérez, for their $40 million donation in cash and art to PAMM. Over 700 celebrities, collectors, artists and socialites will make a historic red carpet walk into the formal opening celebration, presented by Fortune International’s Jade Signature, of the new Museum that has the world’s attention. Marc Anthony will give a special live performance during the dinner.

More than 700 of the art world’s VIPs are expected to attend Pérez Art Museum Miami’s (PAMM) biggest event of the year as they commemorate the opening of the new Herzog & de Meuron designed building. Top collectors, gallerists, artists and celebrities will celebrate the momentous event, expected to be one of the highlights of the season.

The night will honor Darlene and Jorge M. Pérez, beginning with a cocktail reception in the gallery spaces followed by a seated dinner and dancing in the park. Guests will also be treated to a special performance by Grammy Award-winning Latin superstar Marc Anthony. Stephen Starr, owner of STARR restaurants including the famed Morimoto, Buddakan and Bal Harbour’s Makoto, has been named exclusive caterer and restaurateur for the museum, and will be creating a customized menu for the occasion.

Premiere PAMM Gala Chairs are Constance and Miguel B. ‘Mike’ Fernandez, Susana and Alberto Ibargüen, Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst, Jacquelyn Soffer and Craig Robins, Ricardo Restrepo and Lee Brian Schrager. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact events@pamm.org.

PAMM Presents Los Jaichackers: Night Shade/Solanaceae celebrating Art Basel Miami Beach/Miami Art Week 12/5/13

PAMM Presents Los Jaichackers: Night Shade/Solanaceae celebrating Art Basel Miami Beach/Miami Art Week
Thursday, 12/05/2013, 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
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By invitation only:
PAMM Sustaining and above level members; PAMM Contemporaries; Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB), Art Miami and Design Miami/ VIP and exhibitor pass card holders. Invitation admits two and is non-transferrable.

5:30 to 7 p.m. for VIP Maserati Toast
Maserati North America will host the VIP Toast at PAMM just before the Museum welcomes members and Art Basel VIPS for the special opening celebration and Maserati VIP Lounge experience. The event will also present The Ghibli, Maserati’s latest car to revolutionize the luxury automobile industry by defining “accessible luxury.” Serving as the museum’s opening party, PAMM Presents LOS JAICHACKERS, the evening will debut a new project, Night Shade/Solanaceae, featuring sculpture, video, and music.

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) celebrates its first Miami Art Week in its new, state-of-the-art facility with a special opening celebration featuring a major performance by multimedia art collaborative LOS JAICHACKERS. For this one-night-only performance titled Night Shade/Solanaceae, LOS JAICHACKERS will transform the museum into a site of cultural collisions through musical performances, video and sculpture.

Created in response to Miami’s unique cultural and visual landscape, LOS JAICHACKERS’ Night Shade/Solanaceae will include two new videos and enlist the musical talents of TOTAL FREEDOM (Los Angeles), DJ LENGUA (Los Angeles) and Los Master Plus (Guadalajara, Mexico). TOTAL FREEDOM combines solid club beats with his own global and freeform sensibilities, and Los Master Plus is a duo that covers contemporary songs by über pop bands such as Daft Punk, Radiohead, No Doubt and Dr. Dre in Spanish, reworking them through the unique musical styles of techno-cumbia. LOS JAICHACKERS will debut a new video, which was shot in Miami, with live musical accompaniment on a stage set that combines ideas of contraband and piracy within contemporary culture, music and art. This set is comprised of massive ice sculptures that derive their form from the sound systems of Jamaica, South America and Mexico. These sculptures will slowly melt away over the course of the evening, revealing mysterious packages and strange, exotic night fruits. In addition, a series of sculptures, which refer to the anti-pirating messages for Louis Vuitton goods found at local swap meets, will be displayed inside the museum.

LOS JAICHACKERS is a collaboration between Eamon Ore-Giron and Julio Cesar Morales, artists based in Los Angeles and Phoenix. As part of their multifaceted practice, they collaborate with other artists and musicians to produce programs that ‘trace the global DNA of emerging musical subcultures in Latin America, the border, the United States and abroad.’ Their piece, Night Shade/Solanaceae, has been specially commissioned by PAMM for its inaugural opening and is the first program of the Museum’s new time-based arts initiative.

Purely Poetry. a night to write & recite 11/23/13

Purely Poetry. a night to write & recite.
Saturday, Nov 23, 8:00pm
Moonchine Asian Bistro + Lounge + Bar
7100 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, Florida 33138

any poets out there ever wish they had a night just for them? i mean, we love all arts, expression, and music, but sometimes, poets just need a quiet room to listen to the subtleties of each others work. in that regard, we present to you

an intimate evening of delicate art.
recital and dinner.


Benjamin Shahoulian
Poala Christina Tavarez
Dimitri Jean-Baptiste Mungary
Jacob Hartley
Cathleen Shameless
Rio Chavarro
Nelson Alvarez De La Campa
Dan Serro
Alonso Menendez
Renda Writer
Hazmin Valdes
David Hollister
Josh Weiss
Sergio Mora

free valet

18+ . 8 PM

dinner served at 8 pm – 9pm.
poetry recital 9 pm – 11 pm

Miami Book Fair International 2013 11/17/13-11/24/13

Miami Book Fair International 2013
November 14-24, 2013
Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus
300 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

Street Fair Hours: Fri., Nov. 22 – Sun., Nov. 24: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Street Fair Admission: Fri. Nov. 22: FREE FOR ALL; Sat., Nov. 23 – Sun., Nov. 24: $8 / 13 to 18 and over 62: $5 / 12 and under: FREE

The Fair, in its 30th year, will open Sunday November 17th with the popular Evenings With… series, featuring six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from the United States and around the world.

On Friday, the Street Fair gets under way. The highlight of the Street Fair is the Festival of Authors, with more than 350 authors reading and discussing their work, including the Latin American and Spanish authors who participate in the IberoAmerican Authors Program. Thousands of South Florida schoolchildren will help kick off the Street Fair, making the trip downtown Friday to hear authors and participate in Children’s Alley activities, including theater, arts-and-crafts, storytelling and readings by children’s book authors. Comics and graphic novels are once again featured, with the school of comics on Friday and a new section just for kids and teens, as well as presentations over the weekend by renowned graphic novelists and illustrators.

During Street Fair weekend, more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibit and sell books, with special features like the antiquarians, who showcase of signed first editions, original manuscripts and other collectibles.

The Miami Book Fair is more than a great festival, it’s a community brought together by shared passions — a passion for books and reading, and for making South Florida a great place to live, work, play and learn. We are extremely proud to help create this event alongside our never-tiring Book Fair team, the 1500 volunteers who bring their bright smiles and goodwill, the hundreds of authors (and others!) who share their talent, and the hundreds of thousands of people who pour into downtown Miami every November to enjoy it all. Thank you!

Community Days Free admission for Miami-Dade residents 12/4/13-12/8/13

Community Days Free admission for Miami-Dade residents
12/04/2013 to 12/08/2013
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
Contact: education@pamm.org

Miami-Dade County residents receive free museum admission opening week (with ID). PAMM Community days is generously underwritten by Macy’s.

On December 4, 2013, the Miami Art Museum will reopen as the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in its new Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility. With its reopening, the Museum will strengthen its role as a vital cultural and educational center, serving as a resource commensurate with Miami’s thriving community of artists, designers, and collectors, its art-engaged public, and the location of one of the world’s most important art fairs, Art Basel Miami Beach. The Museum will continue to serve one of the most diverse populations in one of the fastest growing regions in the country, where a confluence of Caribbean, North American, and South American cultures adds vibrancy and variety to civic activity.

PAMM’s design reflects the natural and urban landscape of Miami and responds to the city’s rapid growth as a cultural destination. The facility is situated on the northeast side, bordering the MacArthur Causeway, with its front façade oriented toward the green space of the park, the bay, and the city, making it a highly visible landmark amid Miami’s cityscape. PAMM includes 32,000 square feet of galleries as well as education facilities, a shop, waterfront café, and exterior plazas and gardens. The new building supports the institution’s expanded mission to serve local populations as a dynamic social forum, stimulating collection growth and enabling the Museum to better fulfill its role as the principal contemporary visual arts and educational resource in the region.

Art Miami VIP Preview benefiting PAMM 12/3/13

Art Miami VIP Preview benefiting PAMM
art-miami-logo-webTuesday, 12/03/2013, 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Art Miami Pavilion
Midtown Miami – Wynwood
3101 NE 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
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Art Miami VIP Cardholders are invited to a preview benefitting PAMM.

Collectors, curators, artists, art enthusiasts and members of the press are invited to experience an exclusive First View of the highly anticipated Art Miami and CONTEXT Fairs for a cocktail reception benefiting Pérez Art Museum Miami.

This can’t miss event is the first opportunity to acquire the finest works from the emerging, cutting-edge, contemporary and modern art movements prior to the Fairs’ opening to the public the following day.

Primary Projects Opens New Downtown Gallery with Kenton Parker Opening Reception 12/6/13

Primary Projects Opens New Downtown Gallery with Kenton Parker Opening Reception
Opening Reception: Friday, December 6, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
primaryPrimary Projects
151 NE 7th Street
Miami, FL 33132

On View: December 2, 2013 – January 24, 2014

Primary Projects (“PRIMARY”), an ambitious platform for contemporary artists and curators, presents Contender, new works from Kenton Parker during Art Basel Miami. In a solo show dedicated to self-portraiture through sculpture, painting, installation and photography, the artist challenges the viewer with a swell of raw emotions. On location at Milk Studios (Los Angeles), Parker calls on long-time friend and photographer, Patrick Hoelck, to capture the madness that makes-up the artist’s multiple personalities. Parker tacked on the roles of producer, director, editor and subject for this exhibition, exposing his various states of being behind and in front of the lens. Contender is the most extensive, self-referential and personal body of work of Parker’s career, revealing a narrative that ultimately speaks to the human condition.

“Kenton Parker is a contender in every sense of the word,” said Books Bischof, PRIMARY founder and curator. “The purity of Parker is what makes him such a precious commodity. This exhibition contains an opportune moment to encounter the extensive character make-up of this uniquely creative eccentric.”

Parker’s self-portraits challenge the boundaries between artist and subject in a process where he meticulously sketches and storyboards each photo shoot of himself. Scenarios, among others, include fighting, purging, nudity and apathy – plots so universal and powerfully executed that in pieces such as “From Bad to Worse” or “We Both Knew This Was Coming,” the line between how the artist is feeling and what he is staging is easily blurred.

In “Always Sorry,” a lush installation that takes on the form and function of a flower boutique, Parker creates a unique opportunity to engage audiences with a poetic, intimate, living object. The life cycle of the flower traces the growth, beauty, decomposition and death as a ritual of existence. On a journey that asks viewers to become acutely aware of their own humanity, Parker invites them to relive their memories in his safe space at PRIMARY.

PRIMARY Opens New Gallery Space in Downtown Miami
Curated by Cristina Gonzalez, Typoe and Books Bischof, Contender will inaugurate PRIMARY’s new Downtown Miami 5,000-sq. ft. space. Officially opening its doors to the public on Monday, December 2, the reception is slated for Friday, December 6 to coincide with the area’s monthly ArtWalk. PRIMARY’s relocation to Downtown is one of several organizations finding inspiration in the city center, including the Perez Art Museum of Miami, a satellite space by the Wolfsonian Museum, DWNTWN Arthouse, Dimensions Variable and more. A trolley operated by the Downtown Development Authority will shuttle visitors to and from Miami Beach during December art fair week. For more information about navigating Downtown Miami, please visit www.miamidda.com.

Art Basel Week Hours: Monday, December 2 – Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 8, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Regular Hours: Tuesdays – Fridays from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m and Saturdays from noon – 5:00 p.m.

YogArt presented by jugofresh Returns During Art Basel 2013 at Wynwood Walls 12/5/13-12/8/13

YogArt presented by jugofresh Returns During Art Basel 2013 at Wynwood Walls
yogartDecember 5 – 8, 2013
Wynwood Walls
NW 2nd Ave at NW 25th St
Miami, FL 33127

YogArt, South Florida’s unique addition to the world-renowned Art Basel weekend, returns to Wynwood Walls with new presenting sponsor jugofresh and new musical talent MC Yogi!

This pairing of Jivamukti yoga practice with the inspiring art at Wynwood Walls and live music offers everyone the opportunity to “Take a Breather During Basel”, and participate in an enhanced yoga experience during one of Miami’s busiest weekends of the year.

“One of the reasons we chose Wynwood Walls as our next location was specifically for wonderful events such as the YogArt festivities,” said Matthew Sherman, juice sommelier and founder of jugofresh. “At jugofresh, we are dedicated to healthy lifestyles and bold choices, so having this blend of art, music and health take place in our backyard proves that jugofresh is firmly planted in the most exciting destination in Miami.”

YogArt sessions are available during both the morning and early evening hours during Art Basel, and each class lasts approximately one hour. Each session will feature special introductory remarks from prominent members of the South Florida community, including Goldman Properties Chief Executive Officer Jessica Goldman, renowned collector Jason Rubell and Pérez Art Museum Miami Director Thomas Collins. Based out of Northern California, new talent MC Yogi’s vast and loyal fans are drawn to his upbeat tunes, with world beat, hip-hop, Bollywood, reggae, and dancehall influences, that he pairs with dazzling collage art made from photos of his own personal journeys through India. Lead by South Florida’s own Dawn B. Feinberg, a widely recognized certified yoga instructor and licensed movement therapist, sessions will also be accompanied by live music from world-recognized DJ Drez, known for his vast experience with the Jahta beat, Krishna Kishora Rico of The Mayapuris, healthy bites, cocktails, and more. Joining Feinberg will be special guest instructors Christy Nones McKenzie and Paul Toliuszis.

Since premiering during Art Basel 2009, Wynwood Walls, Miami’s open air “museum of the streets” has continued to attract visitors from around the world. Currently encompassing more than 40 dazzling, cutting edge murals created by respected street artists from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States, Wynwood Walls continues to evolve each year and has become one of Art Basel’s most sought after destinations. Headlining the vast array of programing for 2013 is an exhibit entitled “Women on the Walls.” Co-curated with arts guru Jeffrey Deitch,”Women on the Walls” will highlight nine, large scale original murals and a rare gallery exhibition presenting the works of international artists including: Lady Pink, Maya Hayuk, Swoon, Miss Van, Faith 47, Sheryo, Aiko, Claw Money, Fafi, Jess&Katie, Kashink, Myla, Shansia Hassani and Too Fly.

This colorful backdrop provides the perfect atmosphere for an energizing and uplifting yoga experience to prepare for the weekend’s Art Basel activities.
To reserve your spot during the third annual YogArt, visit www.yogartevent.com for pricing and a complete schedule of activities. Tickets are available on the YogArt website in advance, as well as on-site. YogArt sessions are made possible by valued sponsors Badoit®, evian® natural spring water, ginnybakes, Green Monkey, Haute Living, jugofresh, KIND, MIAMI magazine, MORE Moringa, Ocean Drive, The Sacred Space, VitaFrute cocktails by VeeV, Stacked Wines, Wynwood Walls, and ZICO.

Darkside Performs at Mana Wynwood During Art Basel 2013 12/5/13

Darkside to Perform in Miami at Mana Wynwood During Art Basel 2013
darkside flyerThursday, December 5, 2013, Doors open at 10pm
Mana Wynwood Production Village
318 NW 23rd Street
Miami, FL 33132

Music and art collide at Mana Wynwood during Art Basel 2013 as the large event space, 3P Production and Flaunt Magazine play host to a 3-night concert series kicking off with electronic music band Darkside.

Flaunt Magazine; 3P Production, the creative team behind Bardot and III Points Festival; and Mana Wynwood, the largest multipurpose production studio and raw space in Miami?s Wynwood Arts District, will play host to a 3-night concert series during Art Basel Week that aims to bring art and music together. Art Basel at Mana Wynwood will bring some of electronic music?s most well known artists to the stage including Darkside, the collaborative duo of electronic producer Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington.

This one-of-a-kind concert series will be brought to life with an eye-catching mural project on the outer walls of Mana Wynwood titled Shoot for the Moon. In addition, the concert space will be transformed into an indoor garden oasis fittingly called the Sound Garden. The 3-night series will kick off with Darkside’s premiere show of their debut album, Psychic, on Thursday, December 5th.

DARKSIDE is the collaborative duo of electronic producer Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington. The two musicians have vastly different backgrounds, but over the course of several years of touring together they found common ground: DARKSIDE. Dave and Nico use each other as mediums, working on primal instinct and summoning a hybrid of electronic music and psychedelic rock with the kind of artistic depth and breadth for which the term ?progressive? was coined.

Arts Kuala Lumpur-Miami Innaugural Exhibit 12/4/13-12/8/13

December 4, 2013 – Vernissage (By invitation only) – 7:30pm – 10:00pm
December 5, 2013 – Private Event (By invitation only) – 7:30pm – 10:00pm
December 6, 7 & 8, 2013 – Open to the public – 10:00am – 10:00pm
2235 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127

The Inaugural Exhibit of Malaysian Art During Art Basel Week Miami 2013 Will Feature Over 30 Artists

With one of the largest contemporary art shows in the world around the corner, is not a surprise that artists, galleries and collectors alike are planning their best moves as participants or attendees of exhibits, shows or events during Art Basel Week in Miami in December.

One of the new additions, and a very promising one, will be Arts Kuala Lumpur-Miami, an art exhibit event that will showcase some of the best emerging, mid-career and established Malaysian artists, through multiple creative disciplines. Its premiere edition will coincide with Art Basel Week in Miami, FL (USA), and other important art related fairs such as Design Miami, Scope, Art Asia, and many more.

The works of 30 Malaysian artists, selected by Norsham Blasko, will cross the oceans to be exposed to the international art world at Arts Kuala Lumpur-Miami’s own venue in the heart of the renowned Wynwood Arts District, in Miami, one of the largest and most prominent creative communities in the United States.

Malaysia is melting-pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony, reflected in the gracefulness and hospitality that its people is known for. The arts play a fundamental role as an expression of multiple cultures sharing their own heritage; other important disciplines include dance, music and crafts. This multicultural nation has become a gastronomical paradise and home to hundreds of colorful festivals as well.

This government-supported initiative will comprehensively blend art, lifestyle and corporate branding through an avant-garde schedule of events that will position Malaysian artists within the international art market, while sharing their impactful and creative genius with the world.

Arts Kuala Lumpur is the joint effort of iMAGE International Connection Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) and The Connector Group International LLC (USA). The project is organized by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) in collaboration with National Visual Art Gallery (NVAG), Malaysia.

Los Ranchos at the Falls After Party for 17th Annual Miracle on 136th Street Holiday Parade 11/23/13

Los Ranchos at the Falls After Party for 17th Annual Miracle on 136th Street Holiday Parade
Saturday, November 23rd at 5:30 p.m
Los Ranchos Steakhouse at The Falls Terrace
8888 SW 136 Street
Miami, FL 33176.

Los Ranchos Steakhouse at The Falls will host the first ever official Holiday Parade After Party. The public is invited to attend the after party, which begins immediately following the end of the parade. The restaurant will offer free appetizers and diverse drinks at reduced prices. The Los Ranchos Mariachis will perform at the after party, as well as in the parade. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis.

“We feel like there is no better way to kick off the holidays than with a party featuring live music, a bite to eat and drink specials. Our terrace is the perfect setting,” said Evelyn Alvarado, General Manager.

Los Ranchos, now an Icon in Miami, was founded in 1981 and was the first restaurant to introduce the Churrasco, Gallo Pinto, and Tres Leches to the Miami community, all of which are now considered classic staples of Miami’s Latin cuisine. The Latin Steakhouse known for its chimichurri flavored tenderloin churrascos, has expanded to four restaurant locations including Hialeah’s Westland Mall, Bayside Marketplace, The Falls and its original location in Sweetwater. Los Ranchos uniquely services all of its fresh hand cut steaks and signature sauces daily, and direct from its own specialized commissary, ensuring that all guests enjoy the same top quality and consistency.

Miami Children’s Museum, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and artist Victor Matthews Sculpture Garden

Miami Children’s Museum, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and artist Victor Matthews Children’s Sculpture Garden Reception
Thursday, December 5 from 6pm- 7:30pm
Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway
Miami, FL 33132
Please RSVP for this event no later than Monday, November 25 th to Yanet at (305) 373-KIDS (5437) ext 112 or yanet@miamichildrensmuseum.org.

Miami Children’s Museum, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, and International Artist Victor Matthews will collaborate in creating a permanent Children’s Sculpture Garden at the Museum’s Watson Island location during this year’s Art Basel.

International artist Victor Matthews serves on the board of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation in New York and has been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions in the US and abroad, including the 48th Venice Biennale, Museum Sala Uno (Rome), Stephen Wirtz Gallery (San Francisco), Perry Rubenstein Gallery (New York), Space SBH Gallery (St Barths) and The Sculpture Center (New York). Most recently, his work was chosen as part of a two-person exhibition for the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013. The work and the show then travelled to the BOCA Museum of Art from July-Sept 2013. At this years Art Basel Miami Victor will unveil a sculpture of his own and work alongside Rush Philanthropic and MCM education teams and youth in both NYC and Miami to create a permanent Children’s Sculpture Garden at MCM.

Founded by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons, Rush Philanthropic is dedicated to providing inner-city youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, and to providing exhibition opportunities to emerging and underrepresented artists. Rush’s education programs (Rush Toddlers, Kids, and Teens, and Rush Gallery in the Schools) directly serve over 2,900 students each year. Victor and Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation are excited to partner with Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) in order to further our collective mission of engaging and educating youth through art.

“It’s great for Rush to have likeminded partners like Miami Children’s Museum. This collaboration not only allows Rush’s NYC students and their Miami peers to create a sculpture celebrating their mutual communities,” says Russell Simmons, Rush Philanthropic Co-Founder, “but it also promotes the importance of arts education during Art Basel, the biggest annual arts celebration in the country”.

In the weeks leading up to Art Basel Miami 2013, Victor Matthews will work with three groups of students to collaborate on an 8-foot sculpture inspired by his own work. Rush’s NYC students will use found items and imagery from their own NYC neighborhoods. Victor Matthews will then work with students from Miami Children’s Museum after school program to create their portion of the sculpture representative of themselves, their city, and culture; Miami sessions will be held at Miami Children’s Museum and at a local Rush partner school, the New World School. Miami sessions will be held during the week of November 18th. The sculpture will be part of MCM’s permanent Children’s Sculpture Garden at the Museum’s Watson Island location.

Victor Matthews and the Rush Philanthropic Education team will also support Miami Children’s Museum’s ArtKids at Art Basel Miami Beach Convention Center location. From mixed media to building blocks and beyond, a variety of art exploration stations will be available for budding young artists to create their own origin