Chippendales Limited Engagement at Mansion Nightclub 1/9/14-1/25/14

Chippendales Limited Engagement at Mansion Nightclub
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, January 9-25, 2013
ChippendalesConstructionMansion Nightclub
1235 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Chippendales- the #1 male revue in the world – heads from Las Vegas and Europe to Miami with plans to usher in a new entertainment experience on South Beach.

“Miami is an ideal location for us,” says Chippendales Managing Partner, Kevin Denberg. “As one of those few unique cities, like Las Vegas, where the energy is authentic and electric, we are looking forward to working with our local partners to offer one of the most exciting additions to the cityʼs nightlife scene. Our goal is for Chippendales Miami to be the ultimate pre-party on the beach for women.”

The legendary all-male production, which excites millions of women each year, has partnered with the Opium Groupʼs acclaimed Mansion Nightclub for a limited engagement beginning January 9 th and continuing each Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights through January 25, 2014. Completely transforming the 40,000 square foot venue into a sultry theatre of spontaneity, the audience will experience the showʼs rousing, choreographed numbers via a whole new layout including private tables, plush couches and raised banquets set on the dance floor to offer the best view from any angle.

“Chippendales is a perfect fit for Miami Beach,” says Opium Group Spokesperson, Vanessa Menkes. “The long-time Vegas staple fills a gap in the market and will give birthday girls, bachelorettes and the women of South Beach a place to let loose and call their own. Mansion may never be the same!”

Performances begin at 9pm each night, doors open at 8 pm, and guests are invited to stay with complimentary access to spend the rest of their evening at Mansion Nightclub. Tickets will range from $49.95 to $99.95 and offer a mix of cabaret and traditional theatre-style seating. Bachelorettes and birthday girls are invited as our guests for free!

Alessandra Gold Presents KruZIn x Art Basel Series 12/4/13-12/8/13

kruzinKruZIn x Art Basel Series
Wednesday, December 4, 5pm-12am
Alessandra Gold Concept Store
3326 North Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127

Miami’s own Alessandra Gold Concept Store (AGCS), and its resident sneaker label KruZin, will celebrate Art Basel Miami 2013 by hosting the launch of a sneaker collection honoring the coming Chinese Year of the Horse, and featuring international artist collaborations forged especially for this Basel Miami event. KruZin’s CEO, Ming Wei-Shih, will travel from the company’s Taipei headquarters to officiate the launch.

On Wednesday December 4th, 2013 AGCS will host an invite-only press and VIP viewing and artist meet-and-greet event, opening at 5:00PM for press, and at 6:30PM for other invited guests. Co-hosting the event with Alessandra Gold (KruZin Creative Director) is CEO, Author and TV personality, Tomi Rose (as seen on “Hot Listings Miami”).

Event attendees will witness the transformation of the AGCS space (inside and out) into art in its own right with a full-scale installation created by Gilberto Mendes, CEO and Art Director for famed Brazilian event-as-art company, “Perverts” (

Featured Artists:
· Yuri Tuma: born in Sao Paulo (Brazil), and living and working in Miami. Tuma’s art centers around photography, but he is a frequent collaborator in other media including video, sculpture, fashion and installation art. His art involves transformation of photograph images into formulaic patterns creating optical art pieces unusual to the field of photography (
· Malcolm Stuart: working and living in LA, Malcolm is at the forefront of contemporary airbrush art and is well known for his custom hand air brushed art and painting onto apparel, adopted by artist mavens such as Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Ke$ha and the emerging fashion house JoyRich (
· Kamikvze – by James Velez: born and raised in Miami, James is an emergent multi-dimensional artist exhibiting superb skills in drawing and painting. Collaborations minted in this young artist’s career include Martellus Bennett, IMKING.CO and Coin$lot (
· Guava de Artist was born and raised in Antigua and Barbuda. He works out of Takamatsu (Japan) and Miami. He is a self-taught graphic cartoonist that uses various materials (wood, vinyl, metal, acrylic paint, etc) to create art pieces on apparel, footwear walls, and canvases (

“Miami is becoming a culture melting pot where some of the world’s most cutting edge international cultural events happen, Art Basel, Winter Music Conference, ULTRA, Miami International Fashion Week and Swim Week, bring people worldwide to Miami for a world-class experience. It is important for me as a Miami transplant, to rise with Miami’s star. In just two short years of creating AGCS in Miami, it has managed to become an international bridge between art and fashion. That is why this year, we felt it made sense to create clothes and shoes that celebrate what Basel means to art worldwide,” said creative director and principal, Alessandra Gold, when asked about the genesis of the Basel events and collection.

AGCS will also host three open-to-the public events on Friday December 6th, Saturday December 7th and the wrap party on Sunday December 8th. The art of Brazilian painter Fernando De Oliveira will also be displayed in the Gold Photography Studio as an appendix – additional exclusive Basel exhibit.

GMSHRM 2013 Holiday and Diversity Celebration: A Multi-Cultural Extravaganza 11/19/13

GMSHRM’s 2013 Holiday & Diversity Celebration: A Multi-Cultural Extravaganza!
gmshrmTuesday, November 19th, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Frost Art Museum, F.I.U., Modesto Maidique Campus
10975 SW 17th Street
Miami, 33199

Cost: Members/Sister Chapter Members $45, Non-Members $55, Student Members $25. Walk-ins $10 late chg.

GMSHRM invites you to a diversity event with a celebratory twist, in lieu of our traditional holiday party. Come celebrate the richness of South Florida’s cultural heritage, while networking with your fellow HR professionals.

Greater Miami SHRM cordially invites you to a very special, diversity-focused networking event! Miami ranks among the highest in the U.S. for its multi-cultural arts & entertainment. It literally has artists and entertainers from around the world that celebrate our multi-ethnic flavor. This year, GMSHRM’s Diversity event will host a multi-cultural reception fully embracing the sounds and flavors of South Florida. Come celebrate Las Culturas de Miami!

Soul Of Miami Presents Life Is Art T-Shirt Award and Art Basel Welcome Party 12/2/13

Soul Of Miami Presents
T-Shirt Award and Art Basel Welcome Party
Sponsored by SPECTRUM Art Fair
Monday, December 2, 2013, 6:00pm-10:00pm or later
t-shirtpartyflyerweb07Cafe Babbo
97 NW 25th Street #103
Miami, FL 33127
Tickets: $20
T-Shirts: $20 Regular Price
* Advance Ticket + T-shirt Combo Deal – Order your ticket by November 25 and get a free t-shirt!
Buy Tickets Now

Join us for our biggest party in years! It will feature the big reveal of the winning t-shirt design and welcome in the big Art Basel Miami 2013 Week. T-Shirt Award Ceremony! $500 cash award and prizes to the winning artist and design reveal.

Max Holm Quartet
Pocket of Lollipops
Bows and Ties
DJ Hank Justice

Prince Aderele – Fire Show
ViKerrious – Interactive Character
Renda Writer – Spoken Poetry

Interactive Art
WallBrawl f/ Derek Wilson & Rigo Leon – Art competition
Robert Korhonen – Live portraits
Ileana Collazo – Live painting
Art and Wine Miami – Guided Art Creation
Oscar Fuentes – Written Poetry
Nicole Malcolm – Live Painting
Christ Riggs – Live Pyramid Painting
Wasabi Fashion Kult – Popup Fashion and Live Model Painting

Freshly Squeezed Massages

SPECTRUM Art Fair – Major Supporter
Cafe Babbo
Andy Toonz Studios
Acidfeed – Twitter Wall

Refreshments Sponsored By
El Dorado Rum
courtesy of AMC Liaisons
Iceberg Vodka
Cockspur Rum
World of Beer Midtown
Le Koke Wine & Bites
Casa Panza – Paella
Divino Ceviche – Quinua & Ceviche
El Cristo Restaurant – Sandwiches
Mad Chiller
Complimentary Food & Beverage service are first-come, first-served.

Prize Donations
Med Aesthetics Miami – Hair Removal Sessions
Fabriqueart – Custom Fabric Portrait
DU20 Holistic Oasis – One-and-a-half-hour Float
Allure Rejuvenation & Anti Aging – Gift Certificate + travel kit of Dermagenetics Ultracustom Skin Care
Erin Milchman – One Month Facebook Marketing

SOMtshirtbannerAll funds go to supporting Life Is Art’s mission of helping the arts and community in South Florida.
*Life Is Art is a certified 501(c)3 charitable corporation. Donations are greatly appreciated and taxdeductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Miami River Art Fair 2013 12/5/13-12/8/13

Miami River Art Fair 2013
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Fair Hours: December 6 – 8, 12-8pm
Downtown Miami Convention Center
James L. Knight International Center
400 SE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33131 USA

The Miami River Art Fair is the first and only international contemporary art fair in the Downtown Miami-Brickell area during Art Basel week showcasing selected national and international Galleries, Special Projects, and Curated Solo & Collective Exhibitions.

The 2nd Edition of the Miami River Art Fair will take place December 5 – 8, 2013 in the Downtown-Brickell Miami Convention Center and will welcome thousands of art professionals, elite art collectors and art lovers from all over the world.

The Miami River Art Fair 2013 will offer 40,000 square feet of both indoor and outdoor exhibition space with world-class artists and galleries in an indoor booth setting at the Riverfront Hall – inside the James L. Knight International Center. This indoor exhibition space overlooks the one-of-a-kind outdoor Riverwalk Sculpture Mall which will feature monumental sculptures alongside luxury yachts docked on the banks of the historic Miami River. The MRAF 2013 will also feature the Riverfront Hall Terrace and the Riverfront Mural Hall.

The Miami River Art Fair will present a diverse range of curatorial concepts, with more than fifty cutting-edge Special Projects, Curated Group and Solo Exhibitions by renowned figures and emerging artists from around the world.

The MRAF 2013 welcomes the Solo presentation by Monaco Modern’ Art featuring Philippe Pastor (Monaco) with a series of works never seen before; New works presented by Alexandre Baptista (Portugal), Karl W Lu (Australia), Kiko Sobrino (Brazil), Tierry Du Parc (France), Qui Chi Chen (China), Chingo Oe (Japan) , Jesus Led (Spain), Francoise Palsterman (France), Mario Zarza (Mexico), Eduardo Lacarra (Spain-Venezuela), Echenique (Spain), Marcelo Holzinger (Argentina-USA), Villotaf (Spain) and Willow (Italy) who will be in charge of designing the private shuttle wrap.

Additional highlights in the Riverfront Hall will include: Gaga Gallery (Korea) presenting works by Chang Hoon Woo, Jeong Nam kim, Song Juk Lee, Young Sook Oh; Nina Torres Fine Art (Miami) showing a selection of works by artists from Latin America including Rufino Tamayo and Diego Rivera; a Cuban Pavilion presenting works by Roberto Fabelo, Mariano Rodriguez, Amelia Pelaez, and new works by Kcho; Eka & Moor Gallery (Spain) presenting a group of artists from Europe; Mayjune Gallery (Korea) presenting Park Hyun Soo, Keejim Jin Ho, Park Chul Hawn, Kim Aesook; Art History Consulting (Germany) presenting a curated project with artists from Germany and Switzerland among others.

Finally, the Riverwalk Sculpture Mall will showcase Christina Saradopoulou (Greece), Marina Atelier (France), Emili Armengol (Spain), Attila JK (Budapest), Octavio Cuellar and Rafael Consuegra (Cuba).

The full list of artists participating at the Miami River Art Fair 2013 is available at

New Material Art Fair 12/5/13-12/8/13

New Material
newmaterialDecember 5-8, 2013
The Chesterfield, Lily And Leon Hotels
855 Collins Ave
Miami Beach

Public Hours
Friday & Saturday, 6 – 7 December, 2013, Noon to 8pm
Sunday, 8 December, 2013, Noon to 6pm

Opening Night
Thursday, 5 December, 2013, 6pm to 10pm

New Material is a boutique exposition premiering this December at the Chesterfield Hotel, one block from Scope, and three blocks from the Untitled Art Fair, concurrent with Art Basel Miami Beach. The focus of New Material is to expose brave departures in the practices of established artists and galleries; particularly bodies of work unfettered by trends and to date untested in the commercial realm.

The focus of this year’s New Material Art Fair is to expose audiences to brave departures in the practices of established artists and galleries, and provide the opportunity for patrons to engage with these untested breaks in artistic pattern. New Material contends that economic success can sometimes stunt the impulse for experimentation, and that creativity requires risk, courage, and a willingness to at times forgo recognition, acceptance and profit for the sake of an artist’s natural inclination towards growth. This pivotal stage can include everything from subtle shifts in style, experimentation with media, materials, or recognized ranges of aesthetic interests, to a complete abandonment of the tried and true. New Material seeks to provide asylum for artists engaged in this vulnerable state of flux.

When considering the escalating number of satellite fairs, quantity can cloud quality. New Material attempts to return focus to the artist’s process as a distinguishing premise, in a context where materiality, making and the market continue to mutate.

NADA Art Fair 12/5/13-12/8/13

New Art Dealers of America Art Fair
nadaOpening Preview by Invitation, Thursday, December 5, 10am–2pm
Open to the Public:
Thursday, Dec 5; 2pm–8pm
Friday, Dec 6; 11am–8pm
Saturday, Dec 7; 11am–8pm
Sunday, Dec 8; 11am–5pm
The Deauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33141
Admission is free and open to the public.

Each December in Miami, NADA runs a renowned art fair to vigorously pursue our goals of exploring new or underexposed art that is not typical of the “art establishment.” NADA’s fair is held in parallel with Art Basel Miami Beach and is recognized as a much needed alternative assembly of the world’s youngest and strongest art galleries dealing with emerging Contemporary Art. It is the only major American art fair to be run by a non-profit organization.

2013 Exhibitor List:
Belgium, Brussels: Sorry We’re Closed; Canada, Vancouver: The Apartment; Estonia, Tallinn: Temnikova & Kasela; France, Paris: Galerie Joseph Tang; Germany, Berlin: Dan Gunn; Cologne: Blanket / Natalia Hug, Galerie Christian Lethert; Düsseldorf: LINN LÃœHN; Frankfurt: Galerie Parisa Kind, Jacky Strenz; Ireland, Dublin: mother’s tankstation; Italy, Rome: FRUTTA, Federica Schiavo; Japan, Tokyo: Misako and Rosen, MUJIN-TO Production, XYZ Collective; Mexico, Mexico City: Yautepec; Puerto Rico, San Juan: Roberto Paradise; Romania, Cluj-Napoca: SABOT; Scotland, Glasgow: KENDALL KOPPE; United Kingdom, London: Josh Lilley, Seventeen, Rob Tuffnell, Jonathan Viner, House of Voltaire; USA, Brooklyn: 247365, C L E A R I N G, Devon Dikeou, The Journal, Know More Games, The Still House Group; Chicago: Shane Campbell; Kansas City: BILL BRADY KC; Los Angeles: Thomas Duncan, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Francois Ghebaly, International Art Objects, Mihai Nicodim, NIGHT GALLERY, Paradise Garage, Redling Fine Art, Tif Sigfrids, Young Art; Miami: Locust Projects; Milwaukee: The Green Gallery; Minneapolis: David Petersen, Midway Contemporary; New York: Alden Projects, American Contemporary, Nicelle Beauchene, Brennan and Griffin, Callicoon Fine Arts, CANADA, Churner and Churner, Clifton Benevento, Lisa Cooley, COPE CYBULSKI, Andrew Edlin, Eleven Rivington, Derek Eller, Thomas Erben, ESSEX STREET, Feature Inc., Zach Feuer, Foxy Production, James Fuentes, Laurel Gitlen, Jack Hanley, The Hole, Horton Gallery, Independent Curators International (ICI), Invisible-Exports, JTT, Karma, Klaus von Nichtssagend, David Lewis, Magic Flying Carpets, Marlborough Chelsea, Martos Gallery/Shoot the Lobster, P!, Eli Ping, Recess, ROOM EAST, Kerry Schuss, SculptureCenter, Joe Sheftel Gallery, Simone Subal Gallery, Rachel Uffner Gallery, Kate Werble Gallery, White Columns; Oakland: CREATIVE GROWTH; Portland: Adams and Ollman; San Francisco: Jessica Silverman Gallery

Phaidon Press and the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) are delighted to announce a new partnership celebrating and exploring emerging art capitals around the globe. The revival of NADA’s celebrated member conference, NADA CON, together with the landmark publication of Phaidon’s Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes serve as a platform for the collaboration, to be featured in programming for NADA members and the public at large. The partnership will launch at NADA Miami Beach 2013, with a collaboration with Artsy to draw visitor’s attention to galleries and artists from the twelve cities featured in the Phaidon book.

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is pleased to announce a partnership with American Apparel for NADA Miami Beach 2013 – ‘NADA by American Apparel’ an artist-designed, limited edition line with one exclusive item released for sale, every day of NADA Miami Beach 2013. NADA by American Apparel will feature artwork by four American contemporary artists, each represented by a NADA exhibiting gallery, printed on American Apparel merchandise of their selection. The 2013 featured artists are Anya Kielar, Andrew Kuo, Cary Leibowitz, and Scott Reeder.

INK Miami Art Fair 12/4/13-12/8/13

INK Miami Art Fair
ink_logoDecember 4 – 8, 2013
Suites of Dorchester
1850 Collins Avenue (19th St)
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Wednesday, 12 pm – 5 pm
Thursday, 10 am – 7 pm
Friday, 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm

¡Desayuno Cubano! Preview Breakfast
Wednesday, December 4, 10 am

Pulp Party! Sponsored by XL Insurance
Thursday, December 5, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Celebrate INK Miami as the premiere venue for works on paper. Cash Bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and music by DJ King Eulas. VIP Registration

INK Miami is a contemporary art fair held annually in December during Art Basel Miami Beach. The Fair is unique among Miami’s fairs for its focus on contemporary works on paper by internationally renowned artists. It is sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers Association and exhibitors are selected from among members of the Association for their outstanding ability to offer collectors a diverse survey of 20th century masterworks and justpublished editions by leading contemporary artists. Since its founding in 2006, the Fair has attracted a loyal following among museum curators and committed collectors of works on paper.

Aaron Galleries | Chicago, IL
Catherine E. Burns | Oakland, CA
Childs Gallery | Boston, MA
Dolan/Maxwell | Philadelphia, PA
Dranoff Fine Art | New York, NY
Pia Gallo | New York, NY
Graphicstudio/U.S.F. | Tampa, FL
Marlborough Graphics | New York, NY
The Old Print Shop | New York, NY
Leslie Sacks Fine Art- Modern | Los Angeles, CA
Leslie Sacks Fine Art- Contemporary | Los Angeles, CA
Carl Solway Gallery | Cincinnati, OH
Stoney Road Press | Dublin, Ireland
Tamarind Institute | Albuquerque, NM
Tandem Press | Madison, WI
Verne Collection, Inc. | Cleveland, OH

Seven Miami 2013 CANCELED

Seven Miami 2013
Information from their website:

We regret that SEVEN will not appear in Miami this December 2013 due to last minute building permit complications. We’ll see you next year!

Nature’s Conservancy Award Ceremony for LoKal 11/19/13

Nature’s Conservancy Award Ceremony for LoKal
November 19 at 11 a.m.
3190 Commodore Plaza
Miami, FL 33133

The Nature’s Plate Burger will be on the menu from November 17-20.

The award ceremony will celebrate LoKal being named the most green and sustainable restaurant in Miami as well spread awareness for the Nature’s Conservancy. The Conservancy urges people to eat local foods, which is not only better for your health because locally sourced food is less processed, it helps local businesses and our city thrive.

LoKal will be offering he Nature’s Plate burger for a limited time in honor of them being named the greenest and most sustainable restaurant in Miami by the Nature’s Conservancy. LoKal’s talented chefs have created this burger made with locally sourced ingredients including grass-fed beef from Florida Fresh Meat Company in Ocala, portabella mushrooms from Central Florida, local avocados, rooftop arugula, red onions, jack cheese, and LoKal’s homemade sauce. The Nature’s Conservancy will present the Nature’s Plate Award to the restaurant on November 19 and the special burger will be featured on their menu from November 17-20.

Mayfair Hotel Kicks Off Art Basel Week Presenting Miami Says Art 2

Mayfair Hotel Kicks Off Art Basel Week Presenting Miami Says Art 2
Image releaseDec. 2-8, 10:00am-8:00pm
The Mayfair Hotel & Spa Miami
Palm Terrace
3000 Florida Avenue
Coconut Grove, FL
Free and open to the public

Last year’s Art Basel Week kicked off with a much talked-about tribute to Miami’s arts pioneers – alongside the city’s new cultural visionaries – with the retrospective of visionary artist Martin Kreloff’s 1976 “Miami Says Art” (which 36 years ago brought together the city’s then up-and-coming arts luminaries to look into his camera and exclaim “ART”). During last year’s Art Basel Week, Kreloff reunited cast members from his original 1976 show alongside Miami’s current crop of cultural champions, all coming together to help create a new time-capsule honoring Miami’s arts evolution, and providing a window into the city’s bright future as an art destination. The photos and resulting artwork have been kept under lock-and-key for a whole year, and the much-anticipated installation will be revealed for the first time at a preview reception for the media on Monday, December 2, at noon at the Mayfair Hotel in Coconut Grove.

Miami Says Art 2 features a wall series of portraits by Kreloff, featuring some of the original 1976 cast alongside Miami’s new museum directors, gallerists, performing arts leaders and directors of cultural institutions (all once again looking at the camera and proclaiming “ART!”). Kreloff has also collaborated with Miami artist Gustavo Oviedo on a black-box installation featuring video, projections and sound art, “Art Euphoria” melding photos, original artwork, video and sound recordings for an experiential walk-through time capsule.

The original 1976 “Miami Says Art” cast included: American figurative artist Alex Katz; Arnold L. Lehman (now the director of the Brooklyn Museum, who presented the 1976 exhibition while then serving as director of Miami‘s Metropolitan Museum and Art Center); philanthropists and collectors Ruth and Richard Shack, and Martin Z. Marguiles; Judy Drucker, cultural impresaria; socialite/designer Gloria Vanderbilt; publicist Charlie Cinnamon; Miami arts advocate Margarita Cano; gallerists Dorothy Blau, Gloria Luria and Virginia Miller (co-presenter of the 1976 exhibition); abstractionist Lynne Golob Gelfman; and the Founding Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, Lou Anne Colodny.

Last year’s tribute reprised the original 1976 art happening, gathering more than 100 arts leaders alongside original cast members, including: Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Chairman Adolfo Henriques, and Executive Director Monty Trainer (also president of the Coconut Grove Arts Festival); director of the Brooklyn Museum Arnold Lehman; New World Symphony CEO Howard Herring; president/CEO of the Arsht Center John Richard; Dr. Carol Damian, director of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum at FIU; Wolfsonian director Cathy Leff; Dr. Jeffrey Hodgson, New World School of the Arts Provost; Ruth Shack; Dahlia Morgan; Swannee DiMare, Frances Sevilla-Sacasa; Dennis Edwards; Carmen Betancourt-Lewis; Deborah Hoffman; Harvey Burstein; Roberta and Eric Fliss; Marc Levin; artist Lynn Gelfman; gallerist Virginia Miller; Mary Luft; Rosie Gordon-Wallace; Beth Boone; Michael and Mary Ellen Peyton; Iran Issa-Khan; Maria del Valle; Susan Caraballo; George Neary; Octavio Campos; Jane Wooldridge and Robert Rosenberg. Kreloff and Oviedo are asking last year’s participants to send in voice-recordings via their mobile phones, saying the word “ART,” to incorporate into the black box installation as sound art.

The artist Martin Kreloff says: “After many years of living and working on the West Coast, Miami welcomed me back with open arms, as if it was urging me to return home … and what a homecoming it has become! From the sleepy burg I first encountered when I moved to Miami in 1967, the city has exploded into a vibrant and vital cultural destination that pulsates with the glow of a world class art scene. Playing off the original concept of the 1976 show, we photographed Miami’s cultural and artistic leaders (both past and present) last year during Art Basel week, jubilantly proclaiming the word “ART!” From that jumping off point, I’ve taken the photos and added the playful, colorful psychedelic patterns that were utilized in the artwork from the 1976 show. I’ve also collaborated with Miami artist Gustavo Oviedo on a black box multimedia installation. What will this year’s Miami Says Art be like? All I can say is … Miami: You really know how to say ART!.” Said the General Manager of The Mayfair Hotel & Spa Miami, Axel Gasser: “The Mayfair Hotel & Spa is proud to kick off Art Basel Week with Miami Says Art-2, also launching the Mayfair Hotel’s 30th anniversary yearlong celebrations and recognizing Miami’s cultural history and the future of our art destination in true Mayfair style.”

Art on the Move: Locust Projects Public Art Initiative Reception 12/5/13

Art on the Move: Locust Projects’ New Public Art Initiative Reception
AngelOterobusbackThursday, December 5, 7-10pm
Locust Projects
3852 North Miami Ave
Miami FL 33127

December 2013
Angel Otero: Art on the Move
Bus routes throughout Miami Beach: BM-120, S-119
Metro Rail: Government Center Stop

Now celebrating its 15th year presenting experimental contemporary art, Locust Projects is pleased to announce artist Angel Otero has been commissioned to create a work for Art on the Move, part of Locust Projects’ ongoing public commissions initiative. The New York based Puerto Rican artist embeds personal history in his densely stratified abstract paintings. Otero’s investigational process begins with thickly layered compositions painted on large planes of glass. These “oil skins” are then scraped off in sheets and draped onto canvas, revealing layers of under painting and distorting the original image. Otero’s artwork will appear on the backs of Miami Beach buses and at Miami Metro Rail stops in December 2013.
Art on the Move features specially commissioned artists’ projects in public spaces around Miami. Through this effort, new work by artists such as Nicole Eisenman, Agustina Woodgate and Liam Gillick has appeared on billboards, bus shelters and bus backs throughout the county.

Intercontinental Miami Hotel Dance Off for 200 Foot Digital Canvas 11/21/13

Intercontinental Miami Hotel Dance Off for 200 Foot Digital Canvas
Thursday, November 21st from 10:00 am – 2 pm; Walk-up line begins forming along the hotel’s baywalk at 7:00 am
ICM dance-offInterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131
Pricing: Free and Open to the Public
RSVP Online

What to bring: All you need are your dancing shoes. We’ll provide the music.

Dancing With Miami’s Skyline: InterContinental Miami Hotel to Hold “Dance Off” in Search of Miami’s ‘Next Top Dancer’ for its 200-ft Tall Digital Canvas

The InterContinental Miami hotel is retiring its 200-ft-tall dancing lady and is looking for the next mover and shaker who will take her place in Miami’s skyline! All genres of dance are encouraged to audition for the role on Thursday, November 21st. The hotel will provide the music, you provide the moves! Judges include Jane Castro from VH1, along with members from the Miami City Ballet and the Miami Heat! In addition to the pride that comes with watching yourself light up the night sky in downtown Miami, winners will receive a free ‘staycation’ package at the hotel. Must be 18 & older to audition. The first 200 RSVPs will be accepted online—in addition, the first 200 dancers in line at 7 am on November 21st will be guaranteed a tryout.

Creamhotel and DBS present Fair Enough 12/7/13

Creamhotel and DBS present Fair Enough
Saturday, December 7, 5:00pm-3:00am
fairenoughTSL Lounge
167 NW 23rd St
Miami, Florida 33127
RSVP on Facebook

Creamhotel and Disco Before Sunset partner up this year for Miami Art Basel to bring you Fair Enough, a one-off, artistic showcase that proposes visual and performance arts and electronic music combined. Organized in collaboration with Minimax.

Visual Artists:
GG, Miami, USA
Olivia Kirzhneva, Miami, USA
Mike Maka, Melbourne, Australia
Solo, Rome, Italy

“Floor Dimensional” Performance by Math Powerland, Miami, USA
LED projections by Defne Onen, Istanbul, Turkey

Navid Izadi (Wolf + Lamb) Live
Arsene Lupin b2b Momus, NYC, USA
Low Pitch Orchestra, NYC, USA
Jeremy Ismael, Miami, USA
Gran Moxy, Miami, USA

“Fair Enough” emphasizes the “live” aspect of art and music: during the Art Basel Week, Art Fairs are filled up with a multitude of finished art products to look at. Instead, Fair Enough presents the crowd with a live and interactive experience. A group of international artists will perform and create visual artworks on the spot, in front and among people, who will be able to meet and interact with them and to witness the creative process first hand. At the turntables a line-up of renown DJs will play a wide range of styles, from disco to house and techno.

Going from fair to fair and visiting hundreds of booths can be really tiring. Fair Enough wishes to give a creative break to art crowds and beyond with an off-the-wall gathering where Art is to be enjoyed, lived and experienced.

4th annual Basel Castle 12/7/13

4th annual Basel Castle
BASELCASTLE2013Saturday, December 7, 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Grand Central Park
721 NW 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33136

Saturday December 7th will mark the fourth edition of the art and music mega-event that is Basel Castle!  The annual event has earned the reputation as one of the best of Art Basel Miami Beach week, and due to popular demand the event’s producers The Overthrow, Embrace and ABV expand yet again to a true festival style event at Grand Central Park (700 North Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136). With over 8,000 expected to make it inside this year, Basel Castle 2013 will feature a one-of-a-kind music stage, large-scale art installations, live murals from some of the world’s most influential contemporary artists, and more.

Art: Every aspect of the event incorporates dynamic visual art elements curated by Atlanta’s multi-platform creative studio ABV (A Better View) with new installations and live art from Greg Mike, Nychos, Skinner,  L’amour Supreme, Madsteez, Jeremyville and many more. Exclusive to Basel Castle, artists will be creating one of a kind carnival-style games that fans can play to win prizes. There will also be large-scale sculptures and installations including the unveiling of a very special interpretation of Nickelodeon’s Sponge Bob Square Pants by Lamour Supreme. Most important is the ability for guests to interact with the art and the artists directly watching them create on the spot throughout the event.  Additional pop up galleries/group exhibits, brand collaborations and apparel will be available with the opportunity to purchase original work as well as limited edition work created by the featured artists.

Music: Once again, the musical lineup includes some of the biggest names in ground-breaking music spanning many genres. Young Turks record artist SBTRKT will be DJ’ing. French electronic sensation Gesaffelstein, whose new album “Aleph” was named Mixmag’s Album of the Month, will be performing live. Chance The Rapper will be making his Miami debut after releasing the biggest mixtape of 2013 ‘Acid Rap’ which Pitchfork called “genius”. Travi$ Scott, the hip-hop prodigy who is so talented he is currently signed with both Kanye West and T.I., will be bringing his high energy stage antics along with trap DJs/fashion moguls #BeenTrill. Bromance founder Brodinski will be displaying his global party rocking skills as will worldwide trap ambassador Heroes x Villains. Two of Red Bull Sound Select national talents Mystery Skulls and Cusses will be representing the program from across the country.  Also performing will be Miami’s own rising rap star Robb Bank$ and electric soul man Austin Paul, recent Tomorrow World Festival DJ Niko Javan, as well as The Overthrow family of Tamara Sky, Damaged Goods, Spinstyles, Pirate Stereo, Blkk Morris and more. Plus, on November 23rd, there will be a big announcement about another superstar act who will be performing, so make sure to stay tuned to the website and Facebook page! Previous Basel Castle musical performers have included Pharrell Williams, Yelawolf, Theophilus London, Purity Ring, Trinidad James, Twin Shadow and many more.

And Much More: With the expansion, you can expect more one of a kind awesomeness, including the release of extremely limited edition gear from some of fashions most exciting young brands like Beentrill, Fresh I Am, and Mishka. Tech accessories brand ST.ART Initiative is presenting a pop-up boutique with the opportunity to purchase exclusive product collaborations, apparel, prints, and toys by hand selected brands and participating artists. iHome, the number #1 Brand in digital audio will collaborate with Rony’s Photo Booth to create a social photo booth experience. Guests will also enter to win iHome gear with use of an official hash-tag on Twitter and Instagram as well as receive a high quality print to take home. Some of Miami’s top food trucks will be on-site peddling their tasty goods as well. Karmaloop will be on hand as the official media partner, and plenty of New Amsterdam Vodka, Jägermeister, Heinken Light, and Strongbow Hard Cider will be flowing for guests 21+. Please enjoy responsibly.

Basel Castle 2013 promises to continue to be one of the premier celebrations of Art Basel Miami week. What wonders lie within these walls…

Life and Death in Art Basel by P L 0 T 12/6/13

Life and Death in Art Basel by P L 0 T
pl0tFriday, December 6, 2013, 7:00pm-5:00am
The Vagabond
30 NE 14th St.
Miami, Florida 33132

21+ Guys // 18+ Ladies

From December 5th to 8th, Miami will host the 12th annual edition of Art Basel, one of the biggest art gatherings worldwide. It is time for art enthusiasts to be glamoured once again, by something we like to call Paradoxes.

On December 6th, after their very successful first encounter during Art Basel 2012; PL0T will team up with it’s acclaimed partner label LIFE AND DEATH to present the second edition of a series of events during Art Basel weekend.
Staring Tale of Us, Dj Tennis, Thugfucker and Mind Against (US debut).

After a very booming year and improbable events in the universe, the founders of Life and Death return to their beloved Miami to challenge themselves upon the creation of a materialized encounter, and take us exploring between Life and Death. Based on the vision of bringing the strange and undisguised sounds of the label to full sensory dimension, this 10 hour affair shall not resemble a conventional club night nor yet another label showcase; taking this opportunity to debut one of the labels most prominent up and comer, Mind Against; along with the already unshakable legends. Expect mind-boggling music and a physical transformation of The Vagabond’s three main performance areas, all of which will be equipped with cutting edge sound systems, including the club’s own custom Funktion 1, to ensure that patrons and art aficionados alike will enjoy the full spectrum of this exquisite multi-sensory experience.

And of course, a PL0T party is not a party without showcasing Miami’s most prominent local talent. This time we are inviting to the decks Dsan Powell and Baez, to join our notorious resident trouble maker Alejandro Sab.

Come and be part of a night of paradoxes between Life and Death.
Special hosts in crime:
and SpeakerBox
NY official host: Autobrent
& girls girls girls…. Clau, Mariel, Yana, Uchi, Kat, Mel & Becks …;) trouble

Moksha Art Fair 2013 12/4/13-12/7/13

Moksha Art Fair 2013
mokshaDecember 4-7, 7:00pm-4:00am
7Th Circuit Productions
228 NE 59 St
Miami, FL 33137

“Return To The Dreamtime”
Advance Discount Tickets

The 2013 Moksha Art Fair coincides with Art Basel Miami Beach, a city-wide, world-class art expo. This premier showcase features an eclectic array of visual art, live music and distinctive presentations.

The 5th Annual Moksha Art Fair “Return to the Dreamtime” refers to Aboriginal mythology that aligns consciousness and communal connections through plants, animals, locations and certain tribal rituals. This year we are honored to welcome back Alex Grey, Allyson Grey, Mark Henson and other national and international artists for exclusive exhibits, panel discussions and live painting. In addition, we will feature a tribute to Terrence McKenna and the 20th Anniversary of his ground-breaking presentation of Alien Dreamtime.

The Moksha Art Fair is a nexus for local and international visionary artists, collectors and admirers to explore the inner dimensions of creativity through art and music. The term “Moksha” translates to “liberation” and “enlightenment”. The Moksha Family Arts Collective is comprised of established and emerging artists, musicians, performers and technicians. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to share in the experience and be part of the magic!

We invite you to attend the entire event: artist lectures, panel discussions, gallery exhibitions and multi-media performances throughout the week.

Miami Reggae Festival 11/23/13

Miami Reggae Festival
Saturday, November 23, 1:00pm-11:00pm
Peacock Park
2820 McFarlane Rd
Miami, FL 33133

The Miami Reggae Festival and its organizers, Rockers Movement, have partnered with the non-‐profit organization TECHO to raise funds, food and awareness for residents living in poverty. The November 23rd event held at Coconut Grove’s Peacock Park will unify Miami’s diverse community through music while donating a portion of all ticket proceeds plus food collected at the event to aid Dade County residents living in poverty.

Music has always had the power to unite and inspire humanitarianism. “The Miami Reggae Festival takes it to the top, offering the highest quality of performance, political ambience and service to community available anywhere, “ says Carole Boyce Davies, Writer & Cornell University Professor of English and Africana Studies. “Truly international in orientation, there is no other place where one can experience such a rich presentation of the best in reggae talent. Miami proves again, this time through its Reggae Festival, that it is the place to be for the internationalizing of Caribbean culture.”

In reflection of South Florida’s diverse cultural heritage, the Miami Reggae Festival brings together music from around the world including Stephen Marley from Jamaica, Tiken Jah Fakoly from Africa’s Ivory Coast, Cultura Profética from Puerto Rico, Natiruts from Brazil, Midnite from St. Croix USVI, Gondwana from Chile, and many more -‐ a full musical lineup is below.

Attendees of the Miami Reggae Festival are asked to bring non-‐perishable and canned food items for donation in observance of Thanksgiving. The rations collected at the event will be organized that night by TECHO volunteers and immediately re-‐ distributed the following day to families in need in Coconut Grove, Overtown and Liberty City by artists, volunteers, and staff members of TECHO and Rockers Movement.

Subsequently, a portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to TECHO -‐ a youth led non-‐profit organization at work in 19 countries including Latin American and the Caribbean. Through the joint work of families living in extreme hardship and youth volunteers, TECHO seeks to overcome poverty. “Rockers Movement will amplify our message and continue to scream that Miami is committed to overcoming poverty,” says Nicolas Berardi, US CEO of TECHO. To date, the organization has mobilized more than half a million youth volunteers and built over 3,000 houses for families living in Latin American slums.

Rockers Movement, in association with Fertile Earth Foundation, Unity is Change, Dade Recycling, Artecology Organization & Lady Green Recycling, is proud to promote the Zero Waste Initiative at Miami Reggae Festival. In a committed effort towards sustainability, the Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle model will be implemented to prevent trash and organic materials from going into landfills and incinerators, thus diverting over 20 tons of waste and greatly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The festival will also work food vendors to collect edible food items to feed people and food scraps to feed animals.

Miami Reggae Festival is a family-‐friendly event featuring an artisan village of visual arts and handicrafts; various culinary vendors; an “Artecology Experience,” offering interactive games for kids about sustainability, healthy living seminars and workshops, including AEROGA ® Yoga in the Park, meditation, and dance; plus drum sessions, a bike valet, and so much more.

Tickets for Miami Reggae Festival are currently on sale and can be purchased online and through various South Florida locations. General admission tickets are $45; VIP tickets are $75 and include access to a VIP lounge with private bathrooms. Kids 12 and younger are free when accompanied by a paid adult. In the spirit of unity and service, Miami Reggae Festival is offering free admission before 3 pm to all attendees who contribute two or more non-‐perishable food items.

Miami Reggae Festival is made possible with the support of the Miami-‐Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Performing at Miami Reggae Festival:
Stephen Marley (Jamaica)
Tiken Jah Fakoly (Africa’s Ivory Coast)
Cultura Profética (Puerto Rico)
Natiruts (Brazil)
Midnite (St. Croix USVI)
Gondwana (Chile)
Black Slate
Carroll Thompson (United Kingdom)
Bachaco (Venezuela) Causion (Antigua)
Don One Musical Showcase (Jamaica)
Cornerstone Sounds (Cuba)
DJ Majestic (Trinidad & Tobago)

Fashion Happy Hour 11/22/13

Fashion Happy Hour
fashionhappyhourFriday, November 22, 2013 at 7:00pn-12:00am
Jalan Jalan
150 Northwest 24th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Register Online

Fashion Happy Hour is a monthly fashion event, perfect for shopping, networking, and having fun with friends.

Friday, November 22nd will be the last event of 2013 to celebrate a great year of fashion, art, and style.

Join us at Jalan Jalan Miami, home of the most luxurious furniture of Design District and Wynwood, to have a great time meeting the most unique local and international designers and businesses, enjoying drink specials, and the best live music and DJs. Always expect surprises at Fashion Happy Hour!

Save the date! You can’t miss it.

Brazil ArtFair 12/4/13-12/8/13

Brazil ArtFair
brazilfairDecember 4-8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Brazil ArtFair Pavilion
3501 Midtown Blvd
Miami, FL 33137

Brazil ArtFair is the first fair dedicated to Brazilian contemporary art and design in Miami. Housed in a 25,000 square foot exposition center at Midtown Miami, Brazil ArtFair will present work from 15 Brazilian art galleries, an exhibition of work by Brazilian artists curated by Luisa Duarte, and Orchestra Brasil, a selection of innovative contemporary furniture by 18 of Brazil’s leading design studios.

Stephen Gamson Opening Cocktail Reception 12/6/13

Stephen Gamson Opening Cocktail Reception
gamsongamsonFriday, December 6, 6:00pm until 10:00pm
Gamson Studio
147 NE 7th St
Miami, FL

Come join Stephen Gamson as he celebrate’s his Grand Opening Cocktail Reception at his studio. Open Bar and hors d’ oeuvres as well as celebrities in attendance. This night will be a great night during Art Basel week as he exhibits his new line as well as his previous line of work.

Mobile Micro Theater at Miami River Art Fair 12/5/13-12/6/13

Mobile Micro Theater at Miami River Art Fair
mmtThursday, December 5 – Friday, December 6, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
James L. Knight International Center
400 Southeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
Register Online

Mobile Micro Theater (MMT) will be hosting a special evening of performance art at the Miami River Art Fair on Thursday December 5th and Saturday December 6th at the Downtown Miami Convention Center.

$20 gets you two V.I.P. tickets to Miami River Art Fair’s, invite only, black tie Vernissage event plus admission for two into two performances on the evening of Thursday December 5th from 6:00-11pm.
*Only 30 tickets available!

$10 gets you two tickets to the Miami River Art Fair plus admission into one performance on the evening of Friday December 6th from 5:00-7:30pm.
*Only 40 tickets available!

Performances include opera, dance, mime, and theater. Read the full descriptions below:
DoublePLUSGood by Santo Cordero, Opera
DoublePLUSGood presents the human voice as the instrument that communicates with our psyche and conscious selves. It exposes a contemporary society that nurses on excess, speed, and the anticipation of the “next big thing” and how these conditions alter our perceptions.

Life by Nina Martin, Mime
“Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words?” (Marcel Marceau)

Full Disclosure by Katie Wiegman, Dance
“Full Disclosure” looks at the idea of a secret, what it represents to us individually, and what it becomes when it is exposed publicly. The work investigates the role of the audience as co-creators in a performance, participating actively with their presence and actions impacting the outcome of the work.

On Eating Forbidden Fruit by Danielle Kipnis, Dance
“On Eating Forbidden Fruit” explores a two-fold idea of possession. Through a multi-media experience, “On Eating Forbidden Fruit” challenges spatial limits and moves the audience through a playful exploration of what is forbidden, yet beautiful.

iFeel by Lab9, Theater
Explore a future not far from our current reality as we provide an opportunity to purchase real emotions via a technological device.

Event Website:
Instagram: mmtheater

* You can pick up your tickets at the door on the day of the event *

Our City Thoughts Launch Cool Story Bro, Tell it again!

Our City Thoughts Launch Cool Story Bro, Tell it again!
thoughtsFriday, December 6, 8:00pm – 10:30om
The IdeaGarden at The LAB Miami
400 Northwest 26th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Register Online

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 during the week of Art Basel, Our City Thoughts hosts it’s official launch at The LAB MIAMI’s never before seen Idea Garden. During this one-day special event, the public will have the chance to see firsthand the diverse collection of video, photography and written narratives the OCT team has compiled in the last six months.

At this interactive local event with a global footprint, the community has the chance to learn about OCT, engage with city innovators, and share their thoughts of Miami.

The unveiling of “The Cube” also takes place – a video booth designed to capture personal ideas, impressions, and stories about Miami and its future.

The event is designed as a multisensory experience combining powerful black and white portraits, multi-screens playing the inspired video interviews, and “The Cube” – the live video booth.

The release and showing culminates with a fireside chat with an awesome pannel sharing their city thoughts. The focus of the conversation: how we are telling and will tell the layered renaissance narrative of technology, culture, and innovation happening in Miami and the Americas.

Jordan Melnick, Co-founder at Sktchy & Beached Miami
Nancy Dahlberg, Editor for Technology & Business for Miami Herald
Jose Hernandez-Solaun, Senior Vice President of GE Capital
Jaret Davis, Managing Partner at Greenberg Taurig
Felecia Hatcher, Chief Popsicle/ Owner at Feverish and Co- Founder of Code Fever
Frankie Coletto, Founder & CEO at PassTheNotes

Parker Projekts Interactive Art Fair 12/4/13-12/8/13

Parker Projekts Interactive Art Fair
interactiveWednesday, December 4 – Sunday, December 8, 12:00pm-8:00pm
Parker Projekts
1035 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33136
Register Online

The Interactive Art Fair (IAF), a week-long exhibition series aimed at showcasing established and emerging artists working in technology and education, will embark on its inaugural run with a December 3-8, coinciding with Art Basel Miami Beach.
From its unique vantage point in Miami’s Park West neighborhood, recognized for its budding tech scene, the IAF will feature art, lectures, interactive workshops and music created in and for the digital realm, introducing local and global art patrons alike to the multifaceted relationship between technology and art.

“The Interactive Art Fair is a prototype for what we feel is the future of the ‘art fair’ experience,” says founder Allyson Parker of Parker Projekts. “As the cleave between art and technology narrows, the more opportunity there is for us to create that experience for a new type of art buyer.”

The IAF will prominently feature the work of accomplished artists and technologists like Gabriella Levine, who explores the relationship between art, technology and ecology, Melissa F. Clarke, known for creating multimedia installations using sound, video and interactive art, and ChiKA, who choreographs “minimalist geometric visual narratives” to live music.

“I’m very happy to be a part of a project that aims to support artists working with digital media and that addresses the intersection between art, technology and education,” says IAF curator Andrea Wolf, Director of Brooklyn’s Reverse gallery.
“New technologies confront us with an interesting challenge: to question images and to search for their true nature without being engrossed by all the tools simply capable of high precision.”

In just its first year, the IAF has secured partnerships with a wide array of renowned names, including multinational augmented reality mobile application developer Layar, the Californiabased TakeOver Agency and Miami’s own Product 81, who will illustrate the longstanding impact of the IAF within the local community.
While the IAF is high-minded, it appeals to a broad demographic, including Millennials who understand and work with various technological mediums daily. “[The IAF] is not just for the collector who can invest in a physical art piece,” says Parker. “It’s for any member of the creative class that sees the wealth of investing in ideas, and the future.” The Interactive Art Fair will host a VIP and press preview on December 3 rd, and will open to the public from December 4-8. For additional information, visit or follow the IAF on Twitter: @IAF_Miami, #interactiveartfair.

Little Sun at YoungArts 12/4/13-12/7/13

Little Sun at YoungArts
littlesunWednesday, December 4 – Saturday, December 7, 6:00pm-2:00am
YoungArts Campus, Tower Building
2100 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137

Youngarts + Moma Ps1 Present
Olafur Eliasson: Little Sun

Inaugural Project In The Frank Gehry Designed Youngarts Gallery.

Artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen developed the Little Sun solar-powered lamp to get clean, affordable light to the 1.6 billion people in the world without electricity. Little Sun is at once a work of art, a global project, a social business, and a way to connect the world through sharing light. Not only for off-grid areas, Little Sun lamps are popular across the globe. Purchasing Little Suns in areas of the world with electricity makes the lamps available in off-grid areas at reduced, locally affordable prices, where they are providing a clear alternative to unsafe and toxic fuel-based lighting like kerosene lanterns.

Miami Street Photography Festival 2013 12/5/13-12/8/13

Miami Street Photography Festival 2013
streetDecember 5-8, 2013
Trendy Studio
196 Northwest 24th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Entrance to all festival events are free and open to the public.

The Miami Street Photography Festival brings to Miami the best of contemporary Street Photography from around the world. Dubbed by Harper’s Bazaar Hotlist as an “Art Basel Top Ten” in its inaugural season, this year’s event will take place December 5-8, 2013 during the height of Art Basel. It will feature an international photo exhibit that will showcase the best images from emerging street photographers worldwide and evening Lectures with master photographers Bruce Gilden, Constantine Manos, Alex and Rebecca Webb and Maggie Steber. A photowalk by Leica Academie, where participants can practice their photography in the streets of Miami, workshops and portfolio reviews by professionals are also scheduled. MSPF 2013 will take place in Miami’s vibrant Wynwood Arts District at Trendy Studio. Sponsored by Leica, Miami Dade College, Ona Bags, Dale Labs, Cyberlink, Viewbook, ISP Magazine, Gramps.

A Portrait of Marina Abramović at YoungArts 12/4/13-12/7/13

A Portrait of Marina Abramović at YoungArts
youngartsWednesday, December 4 – Saturday, December 7, 6:00pm-9:00pm
YoungArts Campus, Jewel Box
2100 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137
Register Online

YoungArts will present the world premiere of the new short film installation A Portrait of Marina Abramović by emerging artist Matthu Placek. Free public screenings will be held during Art Basel in Miami Beach, December 4-7, 2013, every 15 minutes beginning at 6 p.m. in the Jewel Box on the YoungArts Campus, located at 2100 Biscayne Boulevard.

Pop-Up Mural Project & Mixer Art Basel Miami presented by KIND Healthy Snacks 12/7/13

Pop-Up Mural Project & Mixer Art Basel Miami presented by KIND Healthy Snacks
Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Lot @ Wynwood Warehouse
97 Northwest 25th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Register Online

Join KIND Healthy Snacks and friends during Art Basel week for a fun night of live art, good tunes (emceed by Mack from Y100), video screenings, networking, and of course, kind-doing. Channel your inner artist and leave your mark on the KIND pop-up wall. Enjoy refreshing coconut water from the VitaCoco® hydration station, delectable bites provided by Whole Foods Market® and fresh, organic cocktails served-up by MIXITUP Miami™. Blindfold Magazine will also be onsite giving away magazines and swag. Please RSVP via this site (free and open to the public).

KIND’s focus is to make the world a little kinder, one act at a time, with no arm-twisting. Their message of holistic kindness has been the foundation of its business since day one, and continues each time a new snack is created, or a new social initiative is introduced. One simple, foundational belief underpins it all: There’s more to business than just profit. During the Pop-up Mural Project & Mixer event, KIND will be posing the question to attendees, “What makes you #kindawesome?” Event goers will be able to express their answers by creating their own piece of artwork on the KIND pop-up wall. Mural projects like this fall directly in line with the core values of KIND, calling attention to the significance of the arts and the development of the community, fostering new ways of thinking, increasing teamwork, and creating a focal point of conversation. The final art piece will be donated to the Chapman Partnership of Miami-Dade County.

Russian Pavilion Miami Art Basel Week 12/3/13-12/8/13

Russian Pavilion Miami Art Basel Week
russianWednesday, December 4th – Sunday, December 8th, 12pm -9pm
Kavachnina Contemporary
46 NW 36th St
Miami, FL 33127
Register Online

VIP and press preview: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2pm – 9 pm
Gala event, Friday, December 6th, 10pm – 2 am.
With special performance by Ariana

The Russian Pavilion is a juried exhibition showcasing emerging, mid- career and established artists from Russia, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Baltic regions during leading international fairs of contemporary and modern art. The Russian Pavilion is envisioned as a forum for critics, collectors and connoisseurs to view the works and to have a unique possibility to meet some of the artists in person.

Several cultural institutions in the United State supported the idea of Russian Pavilion and became its cultural partners, including the Museum of Russian Art (New Jersey), the Kolodzei Art Foundation, Kavachnina Contemporary, Northern Cross and the Russian American Cultural Center.

Such presentations of Russian culture abroad are certainly not new. Sergei Diaghilev (1872-1929) was one of the first advocates for Russian art and culture abroad. The 1907 Russian Seasons Abroad tour was a sensation for European audiences and a triumph for Russian art. The Russian Pavilion continues the tradition of Russian Seasons into the 21st century by presenting contemporary living artists from different locations.

The inaugural Russian Pavilion NY also coincided with the centennial of the famous 1913 New York Armory Show which introduced the American public to European avant-garde painting and sculpture, including works by such European modernists as Paul Cezanne, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin and others. Initiator of the Russian Pavilion Artem Mirolevich and Valery Yershov – two artists of contrasting styles and personalities – contribute to the spirit of the Armory Show centennial in New York by continuing the introduction of international artists to the American public.

The artists range widely in age and country of origin. They cover several generations, from Ernst Neizvestny (1925) to Sasha Meret (1955), Igor Vishnyakov (1968), Igor Molochevsky (1976), Blue Noses Group (founded in 1999 by Viacheslav Mizin and Alexander Shaburov) and others.

Coming from different backgrounds and now residing in the United States, Europe and Russia emerging and well-known artists experiment with traditional and new media in search for self-expression and a unique creative vision. Russian Pavilion features paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, video installations and performances and strives for highest quality and originality.

Russian Pavilion embraces Russian culture in the United States plus cultural and historical memory and intercultural interpretations. Some of the artworks presented in the show strike and amaze the viewer’s imagination, emphasizing their unique-subjective human essence, with meaning shifting just beneath the surface. The juxtaposition and collision of different artistic individualities, styles and media make the Russian Pavilion of great interest to today’s public.

You And I Are Love Pop Up Art Show Art Basel Edition 12/7/13

You And I Are Love Pop Up Art Show Art Basel Edition
loveSaturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:00pm-12:00am
The LAB Miami
400 Northwest 26th Street
Miami, FL 33127

24 Local Miami Artists (Line-up To Be Announced)
Live Painting
Live T-Shirt Silk-Screen Printing
Party In The Lot-Live Music (Line-up To Be Announced)

VIP Cocktail Reception 7:00pm – 8:00pm
VIP Tickets- $45
Exclusive view of the exhibit during the cocktail party, food by Prestige Catering, Seriously Delicious Cookies by a local baker Cindy Lou, YouAndIAreLove T-Shirt and Stickers, exclusive VIP pass to all our future art shows, and a big shout out on our social media tweets.

General Admission 8:00pm – Midnight
Tickets- $5
Complimentary drinks and entry to our exhibit and party lot.

Basel Friends Package (only sold online)
Price- $25
You And I Are Love T-Shirt and Stickers.

Miami Art Basel Weekend: RonDayVu Day Party at Gavanna 12/7/13

Miami Art Basel Weekend: RonDayVu Day Party at Gavanna
rondayvupartyflyer1Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
10 Northeast 40 Street
Miami, FL 33137
Get your tickets at
#LivAlive #RonDAYvuDayParty @LivAliveSoGroup

The last big weekend of the year and we have a unforgettable daytime experience just for you. Art Basel presents primier art work from across the globe, drawing over 50,000 visitors to miami each year.

Have a taste of Miami flavor in the mist of fine art and witness a rich social scene and amazng Miami landscape in the Miami Design Distrct

RonDayVu Day Party, A Carribean Daytime Experience.
Instagram: #rondayvudayparty #livalive
*Please consider bottle service and advance ticket purchase as a means to guarantee admission and awesome experience at a premier location

Half Off Drinks (3PM-4PM)
Hors D’oeuvres (3PM-5PM)
Complimentary Bottle To The Very Next Person Who Purchase A Bottle: Vip Service: William (786) 508-2995 Or Don (786) 970-0685 Or Www.Lasg.Info
Business Owners, Managers And Organization Presidents: We Have Complimentary Tickets For Your Outstanding Employess & Board Members. If You Think They Deserve It, Contact Us Asap
I’m Celebrating My Birthday & I’m Looking For Other Sagittarius To Join Me. Come One, Come All. Let’s Represent Sagittarius! Ladies Give Me A High Five And Guys Give Me A Fist Bump When You See Me- (WILLIAM Of Liv Alive Social Group)
Seven Lounge(Next Door) Will Be Closed For A Private Party

What To Expect:
Amazing Dj’s: Dj Selfborn & Dj Mikecooley
R&B | Rare Favorites | Hip Hop | Raggae | Kompa | Zouk | Open Format
Networking | Mingling | Dancing | Chanting Your Favorite Songs
A Journey: Low To High Energy Party Vibe You Won’t Forget
Attire: Fashionably Chic
If You Rsvp For Free Entry, There Is A Cover Charge After 5pm
A Rich Social Climate
Arrive Early And Avoid Art Basel/Holiday Traffic
If You Plan On Eating Before The Event, Eat In The Immediate Area Preferably Walking Distance To Gavanna.
Do Your Own Reserch To See How You Want To Navigate
Valet Parking. If You Plan On Parking Any Where Else I Stress To Get There Early Because Parking Lots And Street Parking Will Fill Up Fast

Brooklyn Brewery Food and Arts Festival 12/9/13-12/15/13

Brooklyn Brewery Food & Arts Festival
December 9 – 15
Around Miami

Brooklyn Brewery is taking its neighborhood on the road. Collaborating with friends old and new, the Brewery has bundled up some of its favorite events into The Brooklyn Brewery Mash as a benefit for Slow Food USA. Including its last stop in Miami from December 9 – 15, The Mash will drop in 11 cities during 2013 and roll out a roster of parties, comedy, concerts, pop-up supperclubs and readings, all featuring humanity’s favorite beverage.

Watch the trailer here.

“The Mash is an expression of Brooklyn art, music, food and the cultural links we see with many cities around the world,” says Brooklyn Brewery President & Co-founder Steve Hindy. “There is a revolution happening in the world of food and the world of beer, and we are happy to celebrate this revolution with our friends around the US.”

NYC food and art organizations have been closely linked to Brooklyn Brewery from the beginning. Be it a beer dinner, cook-off, concert or film festival, the ethos of these happenings has consistently mirrored the consideration and creativity behind the making of The Brewery’s beer. Paired with the flavor and flair of Brooklyn, classic nightlife is re-imagined as a more interactive experience. During The Mash, participants will enjoy an array of perennial and rare Brooklyn beers.

Helping color in The Mash, NBNY, the organizers of Brooklyn’s Bring to Light festival, will create their immersive installations of light and projection art throughout the tour. Continuing a tradition of giving back, Brooklyn Brewery cooked up The Mash as a benefit to Slow Food USA. Proceeds from every ticket sold will go to Slow Food chapters in each city.

“We’re absolutely delighted to have the support of the Brooklyn Brewery as it launches its Mash tour,” says Richard McCarthy, Executive Director of Slow Food USA. “Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver has been a Slow Food supporter for a long time and we’re looking forward to the celebrations in the various local communities.”

Art Of The Burger
Mon, Dec 9, 7pm; Shake Shack; 1450 S Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL – $25
Shake Shack Culinary Director Mark Rosati talks about the flavor profile of the hamburger and shares his insights on how different burgers on Shake Shack’s menu pair with beers selected by Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson.

Mash HQ
Tue, Dec 10 – Fri Dec 13, 5-7pm; Abbey Brewing; 1115 16th St, Miami Beach, FL – Free
Brooklyn beer specials, new and special offerings, giveaways and general info available on The Mash.

Chaos Cooking
Tue, Dec 10, 6pm – Free
Four hours of social cooking, eating, conversations and new friends. Everyone brings the ingredients to make a dish of their choice and helps return the space to its original condition. What are you making? For location details, go to

Local 2 Ways
Wed, Dec 11, 7pm; The Federal; 5132 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL – $60
Multi-course beer dinner celebrating local cuisine, interpreted 2 ways by Chef Cesar Zapata & Aniece Meinhold of The Federal and Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson.

Slow Supper with Chef Miguel Aguilar
Thu, Dec 12, 7pm; Wynwood Walls; NW 2nd Ave between 25th & 26th St, Miami, FL– $80
Guests will feast on a meal prepared in collaboration between Brooklyn House Chef Andrew Gerson & Chef Miguel Aguilar of Wynwood Kitchen & Bar. Projection installations from Brooklyn’s NBNY. All proceeds benefit Slow Food Miami.

NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off with DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin
Thurs, Dec 12, 10pm; Gramps; 176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL – Free
Compete for a trip to New York for the Dance-Off championship at Brooklyn Bowl and $100 cash prize after getting warmed up with the exquisite 1960s soul 45s of world famous Brooklyn DJ Jonathan Toubin. Must be 21 years of age to win.

Books & Beer with Allan Shulman
Fri, Dec 13, 6pm; Bakehouse Art Complex; 561 NW 32nd St, Miami, FL – $10
Togather and Brooklyn Brewery present a conversation and Q&A with one of Miami’s most celebrated & respected architects, Allan Shulman. Shulman has worked on some of Miami’s most celebrated projects and is the mastermind behind numerous award winning projects in residential, corporate, urban development & hotels. Your ticket includes a complimentary Brooklyn beer and a percentage of ticket sales will benefit Slow Food Miami.

Found Footage Festival
Fri, Dec 13 & Sat, Dec 14, 9pm; O Cinema; 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL – $12
A hilarious comedy event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country. Featuring special guest comedian Kurt Braunohler.

Eat, Drink & Learn with Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson
Sat, Dec 14, 4pm; Total Wine & More; 8851 SW 136th St, Miami, FL – Free
Join House Chef Andrew Gerson for a delicious demo and class on the art of pairing beer and cheese.

Sun, Dec 15, 6pm; Gramps; 176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL – Free
Slideluck is a non-profit that hosts slideshows combined with potluck dinners in over 75 cities around the world. Bring your favorite dish to share, come see fantastic art, and stay for live music at their Miami debut. Artists are encouraged to submit their work for consideration by December 1st.

Opening Reception of Between Walls 11/20/13

Opening Reception of Between Walls
betweenwallsWednesday, November 20, 2013 | 6-10pm
ArtCenter’s Richard Shack Gallery
800 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach

Juan López
Presented in partnership with Acción Cultural Española(AC/E) and the Bass Museum of Art
On View November 16, 2013 – January 12, 2014

Juan López’ 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.

tc: temporary contemporary at the Bass Museum of Art is made possible through the support of ArtPlace, National Endowment for the Arts, Knight Foundation and Funding Arts Network, Inc.

Mad Hatter Arts Festival 11/16/13-11/17/13

Mad Hatter Arts Festival
November 16-17, 2013
Coconut Grove

The Mad Hatter Arts Festival celebrates its 9th year with a return to The Barnacle and along the sidewalks of Main Highway. This juried event features artists of all types of media. Chalk It Up! the street painting will be nearly on Commodore Plaza. Street painting dates to the 16th century Italy when artists traveled from town to town transforming streets in to temporary art galleries. This truly ephermeral art form is experiencing a 21st century renaissance. The theme is Through The Looking Glass.

As always, music is a highlight of the Mad Hatter, plus there is a participatory drum circle, various hat contests to enter, and activities for kids of all ages. Food will be available for purchase from The Barnacle Society’s concession stand or venture into the Village for drinks and treats at participating restaurants and eateries. Return with a picnic to The Barnacle on Saturday evening when the gates reopen at 6pm for a special screening of the classic, Alice In Wonderland. Movie begins at 7pm with no entry after 7:15. Movie tickets are $5 per person for ages 6 and over; $3 for ages 2-5 and free for ages under 2.

The Mad Hatter Arts Festival is a fun, zany art and music festival, held each autumn in the historic village of Coconut Grove, located on lovely Biscayne Bay. “The Grove” has a deep Bohemian history of quirky artists and musicians. In fact, the name of the festival draws its inspiration from a popular 1970s song Coconut Grove written by John Sebastian of the internationally famous group, the Lovin’ Spoonful.

The two-day event celebrates its ninth year on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, with artists exhibiting on the grounds of The Barnacle Historic State Park and on the sidewalks along Main Highway. Other components of the Festival can be seen around the Grove. Bring your friends, bring your family, and join the fun “…in Coconut Grove.”

Nikki Beach Miami Beach Introduces a New Spanish Sundown Dinner Party Every Saturday Evening 11/16/13

Nikki Beach Miami Beach Introduces a New Spanish Sundown Dinner Party Every Saturday Evening
Spanish_SundownEvery Saturday, Beginning November 16, 6 PM – 12 AM
Nikki Beach Miami Beach
One Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

With 3 locations in Spain, Nikki Beach will bring a bit of Ibiza, Mallorca and Marbella to Miami Beach every Saturday night with their new Spanish Sundown Dinner series. Featuring a flamenco show, weekly food & cocktail specials and a live Paella station, Nikki Beach Miami is the perfect spot to dine before a night out on the town!

GMCVB Miami Live Month Celebrates Live Entertainment November 2013

GMCVB Miami Live Month Celebrates Live Entertainment
Now through November 30, 2014
Greater Miami and the Beaches

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) welcomes back an expanded version of the former Miami Live Music Month in November. Named Miami Live Month and sponsored by MasterCard’s Priceless Miami program, the revampedmonth-long promotion is now inclusive of all forms of live entertainment, such as contests, performances, concerts and more. Also, for the first-time ever, the program features a slew of not-to-be-missed discount offers that can be found by visiting

In addition to enjoying unbelievable discount offers, live entertainment and music lovers can choose from a menu of acts throughout Greater Miami and the Beaches by visiting the program’s dedicated website,

This month, the GMCVB will also be hosting a series of events to provide live entertainment enthusiast with specially curated nights as part of its Rock The Bus Tour. This traveling showcase features a Facebook promotion where fans can visit the GMCVB page – Visit Miami – to win a spot on the bus and gain additional information on shows and event dates. On select dates, the bus tour the town and take consumers to dynamic and compelling live performances.

New Times Web Awards at Shots Miami 11/14/13

New Times Web Awards at Shots Miami
miamiwebawardsThursday, November 14, 7:00pm until 11:00pm
Shots Miami
311 NW 23th St.
Miami, Florida 33127
Event Is Free, But You Must Register Here

COME SEE IF SOUL OF MIAMI WINS! (Even we don’t know!)

Join us for a Free TweetUp with bites from Latin Burger and Los Perros plus drinks from Apothic at SHOTS Miami.

The Web Awards ceremony will take place from 9-11pm

Infinite Wisdom Conference 11/17/13

Infinite Wisdom Conference
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 8:00am until 9:00pm
erwh5fHotel Deauville
6701 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL
Register Online

Premium Health Conference featuring amazing Speakers / Bestseller Authors in the fields of Nutrition, yoga, spirituality, wellness and music & supporter of Camillus House

Gabriel Cousens MD
at 70 years , is the picture of enduring radiant health. 
He has cultivated his health through a lifestyle he now shares with audiences around the world. Listen as Dr
Cousens shares his wisdom in how to integrate into your lifestyle the components of enduing radiant health. Dr Gabriel Cousens , MD. is the author of the “Conschious Eating” used in naturopathic schools and vegan educational centers around the wold, Rainbow Green Live Food Coisine, a health manuela with recipes anyone can learn, Spiritual Nutrition a guide for your Spiritual Nutrition a guide for your spiritual health , Depression Free for Life, There is Cure for Diabetes and Creating Peace by Being Peace. 
This seminar will feature topics and subjects from each of these works and provide you with a multitude of information that will enable you to begin or enhance your healthy eating life style. 
the seminar will be followed by Q7A session so please have your questions ready and be prepared for some enlightening answers!

Marcela Tobal Benson M.A.
What Do we eat now ?
Display of a healthful kitchen must have , and a practical demonstration of fermented almond cheese , French sauerkraut, spiced farm fresh grape tomatoes. Black Forest truffle! Lick your fingers and roar with radiant health.

Val Silidker MS
Deep Ecologist Val Silidker invites us to explore our intimate connection with the world around us and the common threads that weave us together in the web of life. Through a combination of experiential exercises, meditation and inquiry, merging deep ecology with philosophy and spirit, she challenges our perceptions, deepens our understanding of ourselves and creates a sacred space to explore the depth of our compassion and deepest desires. As we learn to recognize how profoundly connected we are to everything and everyone around us, our sense of self expands and awakens in authenticity, providing us with the insight and strength to move forward in our individual healing and the healing of our world.

Wendi Klein Blum 
Creating Your Love Story, 
Thoughts, Beliefs and Manifesting Your Soul Mate
Many people get stuck in regret, anger or disappointment from a past relationship holding them back from moving forward in their life into a more fulfilling one. You deserve to be happy in love, first with your awesomeness and then with someone that knocks your socks off (if that is what you choose). Wendi’s Manifesting Love Program helps you clear blocked energy, remove negative vibes, and activate your own inner power of love.


Stache Grand Opening Celebration 11/16/13

Stache Grand Opening Celebration
STACHE_grandopening_evite1_webSaturday, November 16th
VIP Cocktail Reception: 8pm – 10pm
Open to the Public: 10pm – 4am
109 SW 2nd Ave
Ft Lauderdale FL 33312

A 1920’S Drinking Den. Ft. Lauderdale’s Hottest Nightlife Secret Revealed. If You Can Find It!

Stroll South on SW Second Avenue from Broward Boulevard and you’ll notice a rather non-descript building with a back-lit red awning surrounding the entry. The writing on the awning features Chinese lettering and welcomes patrons to what’s called the Himmie Health Club. But don’t bother to bring your workout clothes when you enter. For inside you will find a much more interesting experience. You will find . . . Stache!

The Grand Opening of Stache is scheduled for Saturday Evening, November 16th AT 10PM. Located at 109 SW Second Avenue, it promises you a nightlife environment unparalleled in South Florida. For once you enter through its curtains you will find yourself transported, transformed and transfixed into more than just another era.

Stache will infuse you with the intimate energy of a 1920’s Speakeasy. The scene is mysterious and relaxed, yet curious and upbeat. It’s a place to escape…a swanky downtown drink haven where the walls are warmed with plush tapestries and the drink menu is flush with high-end potables.

World renowned mixologist John Lermayer has put his creative touch to the unique libations at Stache. Called the Connoisseur of Cocktails and a winner of the prestigious Domaine de Canton Bartender of the Year award, he has reached new creative heights in his offerings at Stache and he will continue to bring exciting one-of-a-kind combinations to thrill and delight those adventurous cocktail enthusiasts. In addition to perfectly poured cocktails, there is an impressive selection of quality craft beer, wine and sake. And be sure take notice of the champagnes, all of which have been expertly selected for discriminating palates.

But it is more than cocktails you’ll find at Stache! Renowned 5-star Executive Chef Shashank Agtey has put together a taste-tempting menu of delights to complement the liquid stars of the Drinking Den. Unique Tapas and devilishly sweet dessert confections will highlight a wide array of delicious treats. Great food and drink in an excitingly different and comfortable atmosphere. What more would you need?
How about some entertainment?
Stache is all about the music. They rock a crossover format like nobody else can, seamlessly blending a collection of Classic Rock/Funk/Soul/R&B spanning the last six decades to the newest of Electro Swing, Indie & Electronic/Tech House. Stache also features a professional stage where you can experience fine entertainment in an intimate atmosphere. From great live music to cabaret acts and burlesque shows, there is always something incredible to see.

The Grand Opening of Stache is scheduled for Saturday, November 16th at 10PM. Stache is located at 109 SW Second Avenue in Ft. Lauderdale, To RSVP e-mail: ###

Stache – Est. in 1920 under the drinking den.
1920’s Prohibition style evening of Social & (Secret) Drinking Pleasures.
Grand Opening
Roaring 20’S Ball
Shhhhhh Speakeasy!

Children Trust Champion for Children Award Ceremony 11/15/13

Children Trust Champion for Children Award Ceremony
Friday, November 15th, noon to 1:30 p.m.
The Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, FL
Reservations are $45.00 per person and a table of ten is $400. For more information or to make your reservation online, visit

Immigration reform is currently at the forefront of debate around the country and on Capitol Hill, yet Cheryl Little has spent nearly three decades battling for the rights of immigrant families and unaccompanied minors. For her unwavering support and lifetime achievement on behalf of South Florida children and families, Ms. Little will be honored with The Children’s Trust David Lawrence Jr. Champion for Children Award on Friday, Nov. 15 at the Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom.

Hundreds of children consider this nationally recognized immigration lawyer their “guardian angel” for leading them on a path to freedom and justice in a new land. Ms. Little is the executive director of Americans for Immigrant Justice, formerly known as the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC), who has more recently devoted her energies to supporting the “Dreamers,” – youth seeking legal status who were brought to the United States by their parents illegally as children.

The Children’s Trust Champions for Children awards ceremony honors individuals and programs that have achieved greatness in their service to children and families. In honor of this year’s Champion, the event will also celebrate our diverse community in recognition of the many children and families who have immigrated to the United States from around the world and now call Miami-Dade their home. With an expected attendance of more than 700, this annual signature event has become one of the most coveted within the community of child advocates and in all of Miami-Dade County. It serves as an inspiration to others to follow in the path of all the award recipients, who include the following:

State Representative Erik Fresen for Excellence in Public Policy for effectively championing early learning through dedicated public service. Last session Rep. Fresen used his leadership to help restore $5 million in early learning funding that had been cut the previous year. Over $2 million of that funding was returned to Miami-Dade County to fund subsidized childcare slots for some 7,000 children on the waiting list. With the knowledge that their young ones were safe and engaged in learning, these parents were able to return to work to provide critical family support. First elected to the Florida House in 2008, Rep. Fresen has supported education at many levels, lobbying for funding support for Miami-Dade College, and serving as vice chair of the Pre K-12 policy committee where he advocated for higher standards for math and science.

Mimi Schultz for Excellence in Direct Service to Children and Families. For more than three decades, Mimi Schultz, formerly the artistic director of Fantasy Theatre Factory, labored with love to broaden the notion of “stage” to include schools, parks, community organizations, churches, festivals and range of other venues. While Mimi retired earlier this year, the applause continues to resound for this master arts’ educator whose creativity – writing, producing, directing and performing – has touched the lives of upwards of two million students in Miami-Dade County alone.

Family Central Positive Behavior Support Program for Excellence in School Readiness Programming. Family Central’s Positive Behavior Support (PBS) works with teachers and parents, most of them with limited education, to better facilitate early social, emotional and cognitive development in infants, young children, and children with special needs. The program targets childcare centers in primarily low-income areas in the northern part of the county, helping them to provide better care while improving relationships at all levels.

Jewish Community Services of South Florida for Excellence in Youth Programming. Jewish Community Services has been enriching lives and empowering people since its predecessor agency, Jewish Family Service of Greater Miami, was founded in 1920. Today JFS has grown to become one of the largest and most influential social service agencies in the state. JCS’ Youth Aide Mentoring Initiative serves as a cross-age peer mentoring program for female teens and their families. Girls aged 11-14 who are deemed at risk at their schools are paired with high-school aged mentors from similar backgrounds for the course of the school year. A close relationship between mentor and mentee helps to improve academic and social stability with weekly meetings through formal group sessions and a range of activities.

The ConnectFamilias Service Partnership for Excellence in Health, Family or Community Services. This program, which has attracted national attention, works with some 30 community partners in the Little Havana neighborhood to provide a coordinated, holistic system of care for children and families. By engaging and leveraging resources from the many players, the partnership helps to reduce the frustration and inefficiencies of a fragmented system so that residents get the services they need.

The Champions for Children Awards Ceremony is generously sponsored by Borinquen Medical Centers of Miami-Dade.

Homeless Awareness Day 11/14/13

Homeless Awareness Day
November 14th, 2013 – from 6:00 AM until 7:00 PM
WIOD Radio Station (610 AM & 100.3FM)

Tune in to WIOD Radio Station (610 AM & 100.3FM) or visit our websites to learn more – or

Help provide 50,000 meals to feed and care for the hungry and homeless of South Florida during the upcoming holidays.

During the Fall, it is expected that over 200,000 meals will be served. Support will go beyond just providing meals. The goal is to help homeless and needy men, women, and children in our communities get off the streets and become successful in life. Last year, 860,000 meals were served and have increased in 2013.

In 2012, 640 men and women completed our programs, gained employment, and obtained housing.

Hear life-changing stories throughout the day from people that started from one meal during the “No One Hungry” Share-A-Thon.

Donations will be taken over the phone – 1-800-817-HOPE (4673) or on the web –

The Mission and its Centers seeks to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness in South Florida as well as funding for all programs in
our 3 campuses located in Miami, Hollywood and Pompano.

We want the homeless and needy to know that they are not forgotten by our communities during the holidays and that there is hope for a better future. Hope often begins with a meal!

Seven50 Haitian-American Summit 11/16/13

Seven50 Haitian-American Summit
hapc_logoSaturday, November 16th, 2013, 9:30am – 3:00pm
North Miami Senior High School
13110 NE 8th Ave
North Miami, FL 33161
Registration: Free
Registration starts at 8:30am
Register Online

Partners: Office of Commissioner Jean Monestime, Sant La.
Southeast Florida Regional Partnership & Haitian American Professionals Coalition (HAPC) invite the community to participate in the upcoming Seven50 Haitian-American Summit: The Future in Focus.

The Haitian community is invited to be engaged in the development of the 50-year regional vision and strategic investment plan focused on:
Education, Workforce & Economic Development
Development Patterns (Housing, Transportation, Healthy Communities)
Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture
Climate Resiliency
Community Assets and Culture
Inclusive Regional Leadership

The interactive event will include a keynote presentation and a series of workgroups and panel presentations from noted Haitian-American thought-leaders regarding issues facing the region, including adapting to climate change, improving higher education, creating a balanced transportation system, and staying economically competitive in a changing global market. During the summit, attendees will participate in hands-on workgroups and in live keypad polls and other interactive elements.

Untitled Art Fair 12/3/13-12/8/13

untitledDecember 3-8, 2013
On the beach at Ocean Drive and 12th Street
Miami Beach, Florida

Press Preview Tuesday, December 3, 12pm – 3pm (pre-registration essential)
VIP Preview Tuesday, December 3, 3pm – 7pm (VIP card holders only)

Public Hours:
Wednesday, December 4 – Saturday, December 7, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, December 8, 11am – 6pm

General Admission: $25
Discounted Admission (Seniors and Students): $15
Miami Beach residents: $15
Groups of 15 or more: $15 per person
Children under 12: FREE

This year UNTITLED. has expanded to more than 90 galleries and not-for-profit spaces from 19 countries. UNTITLED. will again be presented on the beach in a pavilion designed by internationally recognized architecture firm K/R, with a floor plan to emphasize the fair’s unique curatorial approach, enhancing the visitor’s experience.

To stay up-to-date on all of the latest programming, special events and other related news, please be sure to sign up for My UNTITLED. Signing up will keep all of your information current and also help reduce paper use by transferring to a digital platform. You can sign up for My UNTITLED here.

UNTITLED. will present a compelling program of conversations, performances and special events including performances by the TM Sisters and Jacolby Satterwhite; installations by Santiago Sierra, Björne Schülke, and others; and talks including a conversation with LaToya Ruby Frazier presented by Aperture Foundation, among others.

On Monday, December 2, Marina Abramovic will host a special preview benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Marina Abramovic Institute. A limited-edition print by the artist will be unveiled and available for sale at the event and for the duration of the fair, to benefit both organizations. This event is by invitation only.

Miami Foundation Give Miami Day 2013 11/20/13

GiveMiamiDaylogoGive Miami Day 2013
November 20, 2013, All Day
Make your donation at

More than 400 Miami-Dade nonprofits registered to participate in Give Miami Day 2013

The Miami Foundation looks to top the $1.2 million raised in 24 hours last year in 2012

More than 400 Miami-Dade County nonprofit organizations are poised to participate in The Miami Foundation’s Give Miami Day 2013, scheduled for November 20.

Last year, Give Miami Day made South Florida history as the most active day of philanthropic giving ever. On December 12, 2012, almost 5,000 donors gave more than $1.2 million to 300 organizations working to improve our community. The unique, online giving event provides everyone an opportunity to build a better Miami through philanthropy.

During the 24-hour period between midnight November 20 and midnight November 21, individuals may view online profiles of more than 400 nonprofit organizations serving Miami-Dade County, and make a charitable gift at Donors are able to search organizations based on their work and impact, allowing them to give in support of their interests.

“The inaugural Give Miami Day was a demonstration of Miami’s charitable spirit,” said Javier Alberto Soto, president and CEO of The Miami Foundation. “The event puts the power of philanthropy in anyone’s hands. Everyone with a passion for Miami can invest in our bright future.”

With the support of Knight Foundation, Marlins Foundation and The Miami Foundation Board of Trustees, every donation between $25 and $10,000 made through the Give Miami Day website on that day will have a percentage of it matched by The Miami Foundation. Donors can also support all participating nonprofits on the site by giving directly to the match pool.

“Any donor can search and give to organizations doing the work they believe is best for Miami-Dade, which makes it easy to support the causes most important to them,” continued Soto. “Together with a thriving and engaged community, we will reignite the new, philanthropic Miami to make Give Miami Day 2013 another milestone for our city.”

List of all participating charities: A New World Academy; A Worthy Cause Inc.; Academic Achievers Institute; Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre; Adopt-A-Bull Rescue Inc.; Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County; Alhambra Orchestra; Alliance for Aging Inc.; Alzheimer’s Association; American Cancer Society Inc.; American Children’s Orchestras for Peace Inc. (ACOP); American Friends Service Committee; American Heart Association; American Red Cross Greater Miami & The Keys; American Veteran Food Assistance Program; Americans for Immigrant Justice; Amigos For Kids; Andrea Castillo Foundation; Angels Pediatric Heart House; Animal Recovery Mission; Anti-Defamation League; Aqua Foundation for Women Inc.; Area Stage Company; Art Studio; ArtCenter South Florida; Arthritis Foundation, Broward/Miami-Dade Region; Arts & Business Council of Miami Inc.; Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida Inc.; Arts for Learning Miami Inc.; Artspring Inc.; Assisted Employment Services Inc.; Autism Speaks; Avenues of Excellence Inc.; Ayuda Inc.; Badges of Courage Foundation Inc.; Bakehouse Art Complex Inc.; Baptist Health South Florida Foundation Inc.; Bas Fisher Invitational; Behavior Links; Belafonte TACOLCY Center Inc.; Best Buddies Florida; Better Way of Miami Inc.; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami; Blessings in A Backpack Inc./ Francis Tucker Elementary; Blossoms Therapy Center Inc.; Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Inc.; Branches, Inc.; Brazz Dance Theater Incorporated; Breakthrough Miami; Burger King McLamore Foundation Inc.; CABA Pro Bono Project, Inc.; CAHFI; Camillus; Camillus Health Concern Inc; Camp Boggy Creek; Cancer Support Community-Greater Miami Inc.; Cannonball Miami Inc.; Care Resource; CASA Community Organization; Casa Valentina Inc.; Cat Network Inc.; Catalyst Miami; Catholic Charities Of The Archdiocese Of Miami Inc; CCDH INC; Cecosida Inc.; Center for Family and Child Enrichment Inc.; Center for Independent Living of South Florida, Inc.; Centro Campesino the Farmworker Center Inc.; Centro Mater Child Care Servicesinc; Chapman Partnership Inc.; Charlee of Dade County Inc.; Children’s Home Society of Florida – Southeastern Division; Children’s Survival Network; Chopin Foundation of the United States Inc.; Christian Homes for Children Inc.; CitiChurch; Citizens for A Better South Florida Inc.; Citrus Health Network Inc.; City Theatre Inc.; City Year Miami; Classical South Florida Inc.; Cleo Institute Inc.; Cleveland Orchestra Miami; Cmb Visions Unlimited Inc.; CNC; Coconut Grove Cares Inc.; Collective Empowerment Group of South Florida Inc.; College Assistance Program of Miami-Dade County Inc.; College Summit Inc.; Colusana Inc.; Communities in Schools of Miami Inc.; Community Improvement Organization Inc.; Compassion In Action Ministries; Coral Gables Art Cinema; Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ Community Arts Program; Council for Educational Change; Cuban Museum Inc.; Curleys House of Style Inc.; Cushman School Inc.; Cutler Bay Community Fund; Dachshund Rescue South Florida Inc.; Dance Now Ensemble Inc.; DeltaCare; D-Fy-It Inc.; Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Inc.; Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator Inc.; Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection; Dominican-American National Foundation Inc.; Door to the Arts, Inc.; Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation ; Dream in Green, Inc.; Dress for Success Miami; Ecomb Inc.; Educate Tomorrow Corp; Emerge USA Inc.; Empowered Youth Inc.; Enfamilia Inc.; EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF FLORIDA INC.; Everybody Wins USA Inc.; Experience Aviation Inc.; Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden; Family Christian Association of America Inc.; Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami Inc.; Family Resource Center Of South Florida Inc; Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami Inc.; Farm Share Inc.; Farmworker Association of Florida Inc.; Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida Inc.; Feed A Need; Feeding South Florida Inc.; Fertile Earth Foundation Inc.; Fight for Nicolas Inc.; FIU Foundation – First Generation Scholarship Fund; Flipany; Florida Breast Cancer Foundation; Florida Caribbean Students Association, Inc.; Florida Center for Investigative Reporting; Florida Grand Opera Inc.; Florida Heart Research Institute; Food For Life Network, Inc.; Food of Life; Foster Care Review Inc.; Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba; Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc.; Fresh Start Family Services Inc.; Friends of the Bass Museum Inc.; Friends of the Law Library; Friends of the Miami-Dade Library Inc.; Friends of the Military Museum of South Florida at Nas Richmond; Gablestage Inc.; Gang Alternative Inc.; Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida Inc.; Give Kids A Chance; Glory Temple Ministries Inc.; Good Hope Equestrian Training Center Inc.; Good News Club Ministries International Inc.; Greater Miami Jewish Federation; Greater Miami Service Corps; Greater Miami Symphonic Band; Greater Miami Youth Symphony of Dade County Florida Inc.; Greater St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church Inc.; Green Mobility Network Inc.; Guardianship Program of Dade County Inc.; Gulliver Schools Inc.; Gwen Cherry Park Foundation Inc.; H.E.L.P. Fund; Haber Diabetic Foundation; Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, Inc; Haitian Heritage Museum Corp; Hands 2 Help Inc.; HandsOn Miami; HBIF; Health Choice Network Of Florida Inc.; Health Council Of South Florida Inc.; Health Information Project Inc.; Heart for Humanity Inc.; Heartbeat Of Miami Inc.; Helping Every Living Person Inc.; Heroes Unite Inc.; His House Children’s Home; Historic Hampton House Community Trust Inc.; HistoryMiami; Honey Shine ; Hope for Miami; Hosanna Community Foundation Inc; Humane Society of Greater Miami Inc. and Dade County Society for Pocta; I Have A Dream-Overtown Inc.; ICO Miami; Inspired Leaders; International Rescue Committee, Inc.; Irie Foundation; I-S-I-S Foundation; ITWomen Charitable Foundation; Jackson Memorial Foundation Inc.; JCS; JDR Helping Hands Group; John Paul II International Film Festival; Jonathan Spikes Foundation Inc.; Joshuas Heart Foundation Inc.; Junior Achievement Of Greater Miami; KAPOW – Learning for Success; Karen Peterson and Dancers Inc.; Key Clubhouse of South Florida; Kid Side Inc.; Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation Inc.; Kristi House Inc.; Laurens Kids; Lawyers for Children America Inc.; Leadership Learning Center; LEAP; Legal Services of Greater Miami Inc.; LGBT Visitor Center; Life Is Art Inc.; Little Haiti Optimist Foundation Inc.; Living For The Moment Inc.; Living in Freedom and Empowerment, Inc. (LiFE); Locust Projects Inc.; Lotus House Women’s Shelter; LOVE; Make-a-Wish Southern Florida; Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center; Marlins Foundation; MCCJ,Inc.; MDC Museum of Art + Design; Medshare International; Men Enpil Chaypalou Inc.; Miami Bayside Foundation; Miami Beach Garden Conservancy Inc.; Miami Beach Gay Pride, Inc.; Miami Book Fair International Inc.; Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services Inc.; Miami Childrens Chorus Inc.; Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation; Miami Childrens Initiative Inc.; Miami Childrens Museum Inc.; Miami City Ballet Inc.; Miami Coalition for the Homeless; Miami Dade College Foundation, Inc.; Miami Dance Futures Inc.; Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Inc.; Miami Gay Mens Chorus Inc.; Miami HEAT Charitable Fund; Miami Heat Wheels Inc; Miami Jewish Health Systems Inc.; Miami Light Project Inc.; Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Inc.; Miami Lyric Opera Inc.; Miami Music Project Inc.; Miami Rescue Mission Inc.; Miami Science Museum ; Miami Stage Company-Miami Childrens Theater Inc.; Miami Symphony Orchestra Inc.; Miami Workers Center; Miami World Cinema Center Inc.; Miami Worship Choir; Miami Writes; Miami YFC; Miami-Dade PTA305; Mindful Kids Miami Inc.; MINTS International Seminary Inc.; Motivational Edge Inc.; Moving Lives of Kids Arts Center; MS Views and News; Mujeres Unidas En Justicia Educacion Y Refforma Inc.; Musicians on Call Inc.; My Options Educational Resource and Support Center; Naomi Fisher Performance Works; Nat Moore Foundation Inc.; National Council Of Jewish Women Incorporated; National Parkinson Foundation Inc.; National Supportive Housing Network Inc.; National YoungArts Foundation; Nature Links for Lifelong Learning Inc.; Neat Stuff Inc.; Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida Inc.; Neighbors 4 Neighbors; Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship; New Testament Church of God Little Angels Academy Inc.; New World School of the Arts; New World Symphony Inc.; North Miami Beach Medical Center Inc.; North Miami Foundation for Senior Citizens Services Inc.; O Cinema; Olympia Center Inc.; One Child At A Time Inc; Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation; Open Door Health Center Inc.; Open House Ministries Inc.; Orchestra Miami Inc.; Our Chance Enterprise Inc.; Our Pride Academy Inc.; Overtown Music Project; OYC; Parent Support Systems Corporation; Parent to Parent of Miami Inc.; Park Project Inc.; Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade Inc.; Patches; Patronato Benefico Oriental of the United States; Perez Art Museum Miami; Pet Partners Rescue Home Inc.; Philanthrofest; Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast Inc.; Police Officer Assistance Trust; Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc; Power U Center for Social Change Inc.; Pridelines Youth Services Inc.; Read2succeed Inc.; Reading Queer; Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade Inc.; Red Chemistry Inc.; Regis House Inc.; Revelation Christian Academy; Riverside Christian Ministries Inc.; RJT Foundation Inc.; Saint Martha Concerts and Cultural Affairs Inc.; Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center Inc.; Save Foundation Inc.; Seraphic Fire, Inc.; Shake-A-Leg Miami Inc.; Silver Knight Alumni Network (SKAN); Smitten With Kittens Inc.; Soroptimist International of Coral Gables; Sos 4 Paws Inc.; South Florida After-School All- stars Inc.; South Florida Autism Charter Schools Inc.; South Florida Community Development Coalition Inc.; South Florida Dental Foundation; South Florida Digital Alliance; South Florida National Parks Trust; South Florida Voices For Working Families Incorporated; South Florida Youth Symphony Inc.; Special Olympics Florida – Miami-Dade County; SSJ Health Foundation; St. Christopher’s by-the-Sea Montessori School; St. John Community Development Corporation Inc.; StarBot Technologies; Start Off Smart Inc.; Sunrise Community Inc.; Survivors Pathway Corporation; Switchboard of Miami Inc.; Take Stock in Children; Teach for America Miami-Dade; Temple Beth Am; Thanksgiving Baskets Fund; The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth; The Arc of South Florida; The Big Blue & You; The Children’s Movement of Florida; The Education Fund Inc.; The Girl Rethought Project, Inc; The Good Government Initiative; The Kampong; The Krane; The Learning Experience School Inc.; The Miami Herald Charities Inc.; The Miami Rail; The Miami Woman’s Club; The On It Foundation; The Peter London Global Dance Company; The Posse Foundation; The Salvation Army; The Vizcayans; The Womens Breast Health Initiative Florida Affiliate Inc.; The Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade Inc.; The WOW Center; Thomas Armour Youth Ballet Inc.; Touching Miami With Love Ministries Inc.; Transplant Foundation Inc.; Trauma Resolution Center Inc; Treemendous Miami Inc. 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Miami Foundation Give Miami Day 2013 Reception 11/20/13

Give Miami Day 2013 Reception
givemiamidayWednesday, November 20, 2013, 6 – 9 p.m.
Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler
Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.
Museum Tower
150 West Flagler Street, 3rd Floor
Downtown Miami, FL
There is no cost to attend this event.
RSVP Required Online

Your friends at Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. invite you to a reception celebrating Give Miami Day 2013.

Join our donors, local leaders and engaged Miamians as we reignite the city and celebrate Miami’s most anticipated annual giving event!

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.

Future Artist Foundry Artwalk Party Presents: Chanda Mbao, D. Tucker and ABSTRK 11/9/13

Future Artist Foundry Artwalk Party Presents: Chanda Mbao, D. Tucker & ABSTRK
Saturday, November 9, 7:00pm until 2:00am
futureartistfoundryCafe Babbo
97 NW 25th ST
Miami FL 33127

7pm: Doors open
10pm: Live Performance by Chanda Mbao & Dwayne Tucker
11-close: Live DJ set by Kränk

Have you ever partied in an open warehouse? Probably.

But have you partied at a future artist hotspot in Wynwood before its even built? Probably not.

Join us for the 3rd installment of the Future Artist Foundry party during the Wynwood Artwalk on November 9th.

Hosted by CreativGlu & Cafe Babbo in partnership with Life Is Art, Inc

Full Bar provided by Premier

Solo Exhibition featuring CreativGlu artist ABSTRK

We will be firing up the Wyn Wood Oven offering you Neapolitan pizzas tastefully paired with Rosso di Montalcino red wine straight from Antonio’s family winery in Italy.

Botanical Bazaar 11/24/13

Botanical Bazaar
botannicalSunday, November 24, 2013, 11:00am until 4:00pm
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Register Online

Support your local economy and find everything you need in one place at the Botanical Bazaar, Sunday November 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This FREE annual fair held in the Garden features local artisans selling botanically themed and plant-derived wares such as body scrubs, candles, handmade paper, flowers and more. This year also features a local band playing live music and a farmer’s market.

The farmer’s market features fresh breads, jams, honey, granola, herbs, and salad greens from SoFla foodie favorites such as Zak the Baker and Laurie’s Pantry. There will also be a yoga class at 1 p.m. in the Banyan Room with a live DJ and food trucks selling hot lunchtime munchies. Leashed pets are encouraged.

Please help us improve this free event by RSVPing through the “get tickets” link above. For more information or to apply as a vendor call 305.673.7256 ext. 201 or visit

Recent Cinema from Spain 11/21/13-11/24/13

Recent Cinema from Spain
moviepostercollageNovember 21-24, 2013
Gusman Center
174 E. Flagler St.
Miami, FL

Thursday, November 21st- 6:30 Pm
A Gun In Each Hand(Una Pistola En Cada Mano), 2012, 95 Min.
Dir. Cesc Gay.

Friday, November 22nd- 6:45 Pm Double Feature
Miami Premiere!
Son Of Cain(Hijo De Caín), 2013, 83 Min.
Dir. Jesús Monllao.

Miami Premiere! -9:45 Pm
Combustion(Combustion), 2013, 99 Min.
Dir. Daniel Calparsoro.

Saturday, November 23rd- 6:45 Pm Double Feature
The Body(El Cuerpo), 2013, 125 Min.
Dir. Oriol Paulo.

Miami Premiere! -9:45 Pm
The Last Days (LOS Últimos Días), 2013, 100 Min.
Dir. David Pastor, Àlex Pastor.

Sunday, November 24th- 7:30 Pm
Tryouts(La Prueba), 2012, Outsider Pictures, 14 Min.
Dir. Susana Casares.

Miami Premiere!
Hold Up! (ATRACO), 2012, 111 Min.
Dir. Eduard Cortés.

Closing Night Concert With Juan Perro

The Art Of Transformation: Celebrating The New Opa-Locka 11/15/13

The Art Of Transformation: Celebrating The New Opa-Locka
Art of TransformationFriday, November 15, 2013, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Opa-locka Executive Airport
Private Hangar 51
14933 NW 41st Ave
Opa-Locka, FL 33054

Tickets: $75 per person.
Available Online
Attire: Cocktail chic

The Opa-locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC) will host an evening dedicated to the historic past, present and bright future of the Opa-locka community.

The second annual fundraising event celebrates the ambitious revitalization plan sponsored by the non-profit organization to create visual, physical, and economically-sustainable design that involves and empowers residents, while converting the city into a true “Community of Choice.”

Surrounded by private jets in the newest private hangar of the Opa-locka Executive Airport, guests will indulge in savory, delectable hors d’oeuvres, enjoy an open bar sponsored by Bacardi, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and dance to music by DJ Plan Beats. Philanthropist Tracey Wilson-Mourning will be hosting this festive evening celebrating Opa-locka.

Guests will be treated to live painting, pop-up performances by multidisciplinary artists, a special preview exhibit by renowned New York-based photographer Hunter Barnes (presenting portraits from his recent residency in Opa-locka), and an architectural installation by Germane Barnes. American hip-hop duo Black Violin will perform an eclectic mix of Jazz, hip-hop, funk, and blue grass with Kev Marcus on his violin and Wil B on his viola.

Sponsors: AT&T
Related Urban
Cornerstone Group
City of Opa-locka
Sharpton & Brunson
M & M Title
HalKeen Management Inc.
Barefoot Wine & Bubbly
Golin Harris
Stull & Lee
One United Bank
Opa-locka Flea Market
Jessie Trice Community Health Center

Planet Beach Brickell Grand Opening 11/9/13

Saturday, November 9th, 2013
8810:00 am to 3:00 pm (Open House)
6:30pm to 9:30pm (Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Party)
Planet Beach Brickell
1060 Brickell Ave, #105 (Mezzanine)
Miami, FL 33131


Valet Parking: 2 Hours Free w/ validation
Dress Code: Casual for Open House, Cocktail Attire for Party

Saturday join the Downtown Miami & Brickell Chamber for the Grand Opening of one of our members, Planet Beach Brickell. Music, Food & Fun await with a Mardi Gras meets Carnivale theme.

Planet Beach Launches New Franchise Location in Brickell
Local business owner Natasha Gelman becomes one of the newest franchisees and will celebrate with a Grand Opening party in November

Located on the Mezzanine level of 1060 Brickell, Planet Beach Brickell brings self-automated spa services and the contempo spa concept to hundreds of busy working women (and men) in the Brickell and Downtown Miami area. After months of renovation, the location is finally ready for its close-up and plans to showcase its services with a two-day Grand Opening party, November 8th and 9th.

At the age of 16, Ukranian-born immigrant Natasha Gelman arrived in Miami with her family and not a penny to her name. Through hard work, perserverence and a realty business, Natasha has since amassed ownership in three well-known Miami restaurants. As a busy working woman herself, Natasha began frequenting a Planet Beach location in Miami Beach and, according to her, “fell in love with the Contempo Spa concept.” She added that, “The feeling I got when going to this spa kept me coming back week after week and that is the feeling I wanted to bring to more women like me.”

Brickell is full of people who need a way to relax, unwind and de-stress and industry trends indicate that more consumers are making spa services part of their regular personal wellness regimens. However, traditional day spas can become expensive and difficult to incorporate into a busy schedule. Eighty-three percent of spas have made changes such as increasing treatment options, offering retail products, adding new spa programs and offering shorter treatment durations. This recipe for success was pioneered by Planet Beach, as it was the first company to challenge the concept of the traditional day spa by offering high-quality automated spa services that are convenient and affordable.

Planet Beach evolved into the spa industry in 2005 by expanding beyond tanning options to introduce its Relax, Glow and Renew categories of services to customers. Today it offers more than 20 push button automated spa services including massages, facials, hydration treatments, teeth whitening, red light therapy, as well as nutritional supplements and a skincare line. The automated spa is a unique spin on the traditional day spa giving customers control and offering them unlimited access to a full suite of spa services for a low monthly membership fee.

The monthly membership model allows customers to easily budget for spa services knowing the price they will pay for their monthly wellness needs. Planet Beach offers convenience for customers with self-automated services all in one location. Service times can be controlled to fit into a busy schedule or make for a relaxing day at the spa. Consumers are moving toward this new model for day spas and choosing affordable, convenient services over traditional spa options.

Nikki Beach Charity Dinner Event 11/9/13

Nikki Beach Charity Dinner Event
nikkiSaturday, November 9, 2013, 7 PM
Nikki Beach Miami Beach
One Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
RSVP: Open to the public. RSVP for a complimentary “Mo-Tito” at

Nikki Beach would like to invite you personally, this Saturday, November 9th to our much anticipated charity/dinner event, What Women Want.

The evening will feature a runway show presenting the 2013 Fall Men’s & Women’s Collection from Via Uomo. We will feature artist Havi Schanz, and a spectacular surprise opening act. Hair and makeup by Paul Mitchell School of Beauty and models by John Casablancas.

See our array of pop up shops including representatives of: Saks Fifth Avenue, Superfoods, Sammi’s Sweets, Planet Beach, Taudrey Jewelery, Varelli Designs, Art of Shade & Met in Jeans. Additional sponsors include: Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove Spa, Tito’s Vodka, Balloon Expresso, Svelte, Kind bar, Aquacai, and Blo Bar Brickell.
The evening will feature a grand silent auction in benefit of Easter Seals of South Florida.

The 28th Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon 11/12/13

The 28th Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon
Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 11:00am to 1:30pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrott Jungle Trail
Miami, Florida 33132
Register Online

In Partnership with
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
The Miami Foundation
Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Miami-Dade

Honoring those who make a difference
2013 honorees
Lifetime Achievement. Penny & Roe Stamps
Outstanding Philanthropists, Tracey & Bruce Berkowitz
Outstanding Volunteers, Jorge Luis & Marile Lopez
Julia Tuttle Award for Community Involvement and Corporate Citizenship, Citi Foundation
Outstanding Grant Maker, Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs

Philanthropy and volunteerism are selfless acts of generosity and kindness. National Philanthropy Day is designed to honor those who improve our community and our lives with their efforts in hundreds of cities across America.

The event is organized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Miami Chapter with the generous support of our partners:

TDRMiami presents Karelle Levy of KRELwear 11/8/13

TDRMiami presents Karelle Levy of KRELwear
Drawing room flyer_nov13_KRELWEARFriday November 8, 2013, starting at 8:00 PM
Freehand Miami
2727 Indian Creek Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33140

The fifth edition of the monthly event will feature Miami-based artist and designer Karelle Levy of KRELwear

The Broken Shaker and Freehand Miami present the fourth edition of The Drawing Room, a monthly event series that pairs the best of Miami’s local art scene with some of the area’s leading names in cocktails. The Drawing Room brings together two of Miami’s largest cultural platforms, reinforcing the connection that Freehand and Broken Shaker have with the community. Each month, a Miami-based artist is invited to showcase their work at Freehand Miami. Inspired by the artist’s work, the team at The Broken Shaker creates a custom cocktail as a featured special.

This installment of The Drawing Room will feature Miami-based artist Karelle Levy of KRELwear, who will present a selection of her work. Born and raised in Miami, Levy has dedicated her career to exploring the endless possibilities of knitwear. Selecting the threads carefully, she engineers each piece of fabric individually, creating elaborate, light-sensitive fabrics that are then used to make form-fitting dresses, furniture decorations, wall art, and elaborate installations.

For this edition of The Drawing Room, Levy will incorporate her fabrics into the lush gardens of the Broken Shaker, creating an environment full of texture, color, lights and shadows. In addition to this site-specific installation, there will be a fashion show featuring one-of-a-kind hand-knit couture pieces inspired by life in Miami.

This month’s cocktail was created by Broken Shaker’s Cricket Nelson, in collaboration with Karelle Levy. Aptly named Indian Jungle, the cocktail will include bourbon, Indian spice, lemon, ginger, Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, topped with star anise and tarragon.

The Vixen Workout One-Year Anniversary Party with Epic Fitness Concert and After Party 11/16/13

The Vixen Workout One-Year Anniversary Party with Epic Fitness Concert and After Party
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Fitness Concert – 1pm, doors open at 11:30am (no boys allowed)
After Party – 8pm (boys welcome)
Ice Palace
1400 North Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33136

Fitness Concert ONLY General Admission, $25
Fitness Concert ONLY VIP, $40 (includes separate entrance with no wait to fitness concert, preferred access to dance area closest to stage, free water during workout)
After Party ONLY General Admission, $25
Fitness Concert AND After Party General Admission, $40
Fitness Concert AND After Party VIP, $55

New music, new routines and a new year of Vixen’ing to celebrate, ladies 18years+ attending The Vixen Workout Fitness Concert should don their sexy tights and cropped or tied up T’s, lace up their wedge sneakers and gloss their lips and great ready to Twerk. Be prepared to burn some serious calories while chanting the Vixen Workout mantra “Yes, I’m Sexy. Yes, I’m fierce. Yes, I Got. Yaasss”

Doors open at 11:30 am so ladies can claim their spots on the dance floor as well as shop from a selection of top health, fitness, beauty and fashion brands that will be on-site.

The party continues at 8pm with DJ’d dance party – that men can finally attend. The Vixen Workout will transform the Ice Palace into a nightclub where guests 21+ can drink (responsibly), drop it low and strike a pose, a hunger pose that is (one of the Vixen Workout’s signature moves.)

More than 13,000 women in Dade county alone have oohh-ed and ahhh-ed, dropped it low and p-popped till they percolated this past year thanks to The Vixen Workout, the sexy and contagious fitness craze that has infiltrated gyms and dance studios all across South Florida. To honor all the ladies who pack the house each night in classes and to celebrate The Vixen Workout’s one-year anniversary, Janet Jones, creator of the Vixen Workout and her Vixen Army present: The Vixen Workout Fitness Concert, the most epic workout event to hit the 305. Jones and her crew will lead a 90-minute intense dance cardio session on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 1pm followed by DJ’d dance party at 8pm in the evening that finally guys can attend.

NLC Happy Hour and Q&A Session with Past Fellows at Books and Books 11/5/13

NLC Happy Hour + Q&A Session with Past Fellows at Books & Books
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
11-5-Books and Books NLC EventBooks & Books Inc
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
RSVP Online

Join us tomorrow for our final recruitment information session before we select our 2014 class of NLC Fellows. Enjoy happy hour at Books & Books and participate in an interactive Q & A session with past Fellows to learn more about the Fellows experience and how to apply.

What is NLC all about? Why should I apply to be an NLC Fellow? How can I apply? What is the 5-month NLC Institute really like? Learn more about the New Leaders Council and get all of your burning questions answered at our final NLC infosession of 2013. We’ll have a panel of past NLC Fellows on hand to discuss why they applied, what their NLC Institute experience was like and how NLC has shaped their lives.

Apply or Nominate Someone to Become a 2014 NLC Fellow!

Now that you’ve had a chance to learn more about NLC, meet some of our NLC Fellows and learn about their work in the community, it’s time for you to take the next step. If you’re interested in applying to the 2014 NLC Institute starting in January, please begin your application or nominate an outstanding young leader. The deadline for applications to the 2014 NLC Institute is November 12th 2013.

Zoetic Stage and the Arsht Center present Fear Up Harsh by Christopher Demos-Brown 11/7/13-11/24/13

Zoetic Stage and the Arsht Center present the world premiere of Fear Up Harsh by Christopher Demos-Brown
Fear Up Harsh - Karen Stephens and Shane Tanner - Photo by Justin NamonNovember 7, 2013 – Preview
November 8, 2013 – Opening Night
through November 24, 2013
Carnival Studio Theater
In the Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132

Tickets: $45*
Purchase Tickets Online

Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County are proud to present the world premiere of Fear Up Harsh, a searing new drama by Zoetic Stage co-founder and Carbonell Award-winning playwright Christopher Demos-Brown. Playing November 7 – 24, 2013 in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House), FEAR UP HARSH marks Zoetic Stage’s much-anticipated return to the Arsht Center for its fourth consecutive season. This production will also launch the company’s 2013-2014 season as part of the Arsht Center’s highly acclaimed Theater Up Close Series which features artistic collaborations from stellar local theater ensembles and nationally acclaimed theater companies.

Fear Up Harsh is sponsored by Robin Ellen Meyers and presented with the support of the GLBT Community Projects Fund at The Miami Foundation.

Tickets to Fear Up Harsh are $45*, and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at

Fear Up Harsh, directed by Zoetic Stage Artistic Director and Silver Palm Award-winner Stuart Meltzer, makes its world premiere after receiving critical praise during its recent work-in-progress presentation at the Arsht Center’s 2013 Miami Made Festival.

“I am thrilled to be opening Zoetic Stage’s fourth season at the Arsht Center with a brand new play from Christopher Demos-Brown. I had the opportunity to direct the play in an early reading and the audience was completely wrapped up in the story and its characters. FEAR UP HARSH is a sharp, intelligent play about our time in history and the people that serve this great country of ours,” said Meltzer.

“Fear Up Harsh continues to carry out the central theme of our 2013-14 Theater Up Close Series with its gripping tale of myth versus tragic history, and how that dynamic changes dramatically depending on who gets to tell the story,” said Scott Shiller, executive vice president of the Adrienne Arsht Center. “In addition, we’re thrilled to continue our longtime creative partnership with Zoetic Stage. We’re certain Christopher Demos-Brown’s celebrated storytelling style, coupled with his extensive research and personal interviews with veterans, will leave South Florida audiences thinking about the nature of how we view our modern heroes.”

Fear Up Harsh examines how awards and commendations corrupt those who get them, those who give them, and those of us who worship them. In his latest drama, Demos-Brown tells the story of U.S. Marine Captain Robert Wellman, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient who has everything he’s ever wanted. His daughter is matriculating into the Air Force Academy and he owns a lucrative chain of do-it-yourself home improvement stores. However, his idyllic world is threatened when a former comrade shows up on his doorstep and challenges everything he’s built his life around by revealing the truth about his past.

Zoetic Stage was founded in 2010 to produce contemporary plays and musicals that reflect the South Florida community and resonate universally, with a strong commitment to developing new work. The company will co-present four exciting productions in the 2013-2014 season. Following its season opener, Zoetic Stage’s series will continue with Stephen Sondheim’s killer Tony Award-winning musical ASSASSINS, January 30 – February 23, 2014; Clark Gable Slept Here, March 20-April 6, 2013, a world premiere satire from five-time Carbonell Award-winning playwright Michael McKeever; and The Great God Pan, May 22-June 8, 2014, Amy Herzog’s critically-acclaimed drama.

Sights of Construction Opening 11/9/13

Sights of Construction Opening
836-826 SitesNovember 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
ACND Gallery of Art at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep
4949 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33137

The dust and debris, delays, and detours that are everyday annoyances for people en route to work on South Florida’s highways are seen quite differently by Silvia Lizama, Chair of the Department of Fine Arts and Professor of Photography at Barry University. Equipped with a white hard hat, camera in hand, and an artistic vision, Lizama has created a series of photographs that challenges our perception and turns what we associate as stressful into something serene. She invites the viewer to: “take a moment to really look around — to see what’s in front of us; to see what’s in the shadows; to see the special places.”

This show is the second photography exhibit presented by the school, as part of its 60th Anniversary Alumni Artist Series titled, Through the Lens. Lizama graduated from Notre Dame Academy (the girls’ high school before it merged to become Archbishop Curley Notre Dame) in 1975.

The photos will remain on view through January 24, 2014 with additional gallery hours offered during Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week 2013. Regular gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Other hours are available by appointment by calling 305.751.8367 or emailing The exhibit is free.

“The environment Silvia creates is one of contradictions: destruction and recreation; past and future; monumental stateliness and ugly ruin; life and death,” comments Tracie Heller, exhibit curator and Assistant Professor of Photography at Barry University. “The absence of people and plant life, and the monumentality of the man-made structures, add an air of abandonment, like that of an ancient ruin.”

Earlier construction site images were shot in black and white, using a medium format film camera, and then the surfaces of the printed images were hand colored with photographic oils. Images in the latter part of the series are digital and colored using digital manipulation software.

“Tropical sunrises and sunsets add a dimension of reverence and splendor to the work,” adds Heller. “Now working digitally, she has applied her hand coloring sensibilities to the images using digital manipulation software to create the surreal hues of the sky and land.”

Art Center Miami VIP Art Show Opening Cocktail 11/7/13

Art Center Miami VIP Art Show Opening Cocktail
Thursday, November 7th 2013, 7pm to 10pm
Art Center Wynwood
149 NW 36 St
Miami FL 33127

We invite you to a VIP Gallery Night Opening Cocktail at our versatile gallery located in the famous Wynwood Art District

Press & Media VIP Cocktail
Dress Code: Business Formal

Complimentary appetizers will be served.

Exhibiting Artists: Leonor Anthony, Pablo Azar, Eumelia Castro, Heverton Crisóstomo, Laelanie Larach, Julia Rodriguez, William Villanueva, VladinVladev

Fabulous Miami Multichamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange 11/6/13

Fabulous Miami Multichamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange
multichamber-novemberWednesday, November 6th 2013, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Machiya Midtown
 3252 NE 1st Ave. Ste 116
Miami, FL 33137

Cost: $10 for members- in Advance $15 for non.
Cost at the Door: $15 at the door for members $20 for non. by Monday, November 4th 2013

Parking on the Street.
Dress Code: Business Attire

The Chambers of Camacol, Coconut Grove,Colombia, Chile, Greater Doral, 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 Monthly Multichamber of Commerce networking event.
Mix and mingle with local professionals, promote your business, share your ideas, expand your network and have fun!

Includes: A complimentary drink courtesy of SX Liquors and appetizers for an hour. Bring your Business card to participate in raffle to win surprise prizes.

Sixth Annual Downtown Miami Riverwalk Festival and Boat Parade 11/16/13

Sixth Annual Downtown Miami Riverwalk Festival & Boat Parade
card final for print satNovember 16, 2013, from 10:00am- 4:00pm.
Downtown Miami
315-335 S. Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33131
Free Admission

This special multicultural event allows our local residents and visitors to explore and interact among the local arts and culture vendors, while also showcasing the unique surroundings at the mouth of the Miami River. This event will celebrate the revival and renaissance of Downtown Miami.

This Years’ Special Event Features:

This year’s featured region-Latin America (8 countries), Spain, Puerto Rico
Food Tasting Featuring Cuisine provided by area restaurants, chefs and caterers at the “Gourmet Latin Chef Cook- off”
Boat parade with watercraft from local government agencies on the Miami River led by the U.S. Coast Guard
Parade of Pageantry of Greater Miami’s Best
Children’s section featuring painting, arts & crafts, clowns and balloons
Very nice Give-a ways and Door Prizes all along the beautiful Miami Riverwalk.
This year’s event theme: “Viva Florida 500”

Kalyn James Celebrates WPBT2 ArtLoft 2nd Season 11/6/13

Kalyn James Celebrates WPBT2 ArtLoft 2nd Season
WPBT2 ART LOFT FLYERWednesday, November 6, 2013 from 7pm-10pm
BeeFree Media Gallery
(in the Wynwood Hollywood building)
2313 N. Miami Ave
Miami, Fl 33127
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Arts and Culture Inspired Cocktail Party with an art exhibit, performances by the Peter London Global Dance Theater and live jazz by the Miami Arts Charter Jazz band. Dessert powered by T’licious Cakes.

LifeStyle Influencer and ArtLoft host, Kalyn James has become a key thread in presenting the rich diverse and cultural blueprint of South Florida’s vibrant art community. She kicks off the second season as the host of ArtLoft with a deep love and passion for art and creativity. ArtLoft airs every Tuesday at 7:30pm on WPBT. The 30-minute art program showcases innovative exhibits, prestigious local and international artists, and art organizations that are serve as an art nexus for South Florida’s artistic community.

Miami Project Art Fair 12/3/13-12/8/13

Miami Project Art Fair
miami-project-balloonDecember 3-8, 2013
Miami Project
NE 29th Street and NE 1st Avenue.
Mid-town Miami, FL

Press Preview: Tuesday, Dec 3, 4:30p to 6p
VIP Preview: Tuesday, Dec 3, 4:30p to 10p
Wednesday, Dec 4, 11a to 5:30p
Thursday, Dec 5, 11a to 7p
Friday, Dec 6, 11a to 8p
Saturday, Dec 7, 11a to 7p
Sunday, Dec 8, 11a to 6p

1-day ticket: $25, any single day Wed to Sun
Multi-day ticket: $40, all days, Wed to Sun
Preview ticket: $30, Tues only
Preview + Multi-day ticket: $50, all days Tues to Sun

Miami Project will return to the destination location of the Wynwood Art District from December 3 to 8, 2013. It will again present a selection of historically important and cutting-edge contemporary work side by side, with a unique emphasis on the strength of individual exhibitors’ programs irrespective of their primary focus. Sixty galleries from across the United States will show at the fair.

Galleries that represent prominent estates like those of Larry Rivers and Robert Mapplethorpe will exhibit next to those showing today’s most exciting young artists. Work from the historic avant-garde will inform and contextualize the best examples of contemporary practice. Galleries are curated into Miami Project based on a serious commitment to important living artists; extensive involvement with remarkable estates; and the strength of their program generally.

The fair’s emphasis on presenting quality works in an intimate setting won over its 20,000 visitors last year, and the 2013 edition will again be boutique-scale, allowing for comfortable viewing in a relaxed atmosphere. Miami Project is housed in a deluxe, open-plan tent with soaring cathedral ceilings erected especially for the fair. It will feature roomy aisles and extravagant lounges for a pleasant visitor experience.

Miami Project is presented with support from the Wall Street Journal, Luxe magazine, Perrier, the Midtown Doral, Porcelanosa, New Amsterdam Vodka, and Shellback Rum.

Holiday Popup Shop At Miami Project Features Artist-Designed Merchandise From Premier Nonprofits

Miami Project, the boutique art fair with contemporary and modern artwork side-by-side in Wynwood from December 3 to 8, 2013, will feature a special popup shop for the holidays. Over 50 pieces of artist-designed merchandise will be for sale from $10 to $1,000.

These items were commissioned by a wide range of premiere nonprofit institutions from across the country, including: The New Museum, The Walker Art Center, CreativeTime, Printed Matter, Project Row Houses, Art Production Fund, and Museum ofContemporary Art North Miami. During the run of Miami Project, all proceeds from the popup shop will benefit the participating institutions.

Merchandise by the vanguard artists represented in the shop will include: playing cards and clocks by Tauba Auerbach, beach towels by John Baldessari and KehindeWiley, unique sculptures by the Bruce High Quality Foundation, a knife by PaulChan, bookplates by Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, and Claes Oldenberg, magnets and mugs by Tracey Emin, skateboards by Liam Gillick, scarves by Peter Halley, water bottles by Joseph Kosuth, unique sculptures by Margaret Lee, waterbottles and scarves by Raymond Pettibon, shopping bags by Richard Prince, a six-in-one screwdriver by Tom Sachs, a travel wallet by David Shrigley, and building blocks by Lawrence Weiner.

These artist-made items are perfect for holiday shopping. Purchases can be wrapped with giftwrap designed by Daniel Eatock, commissioned by the Walker, free of charge.

Nearby the pop up shop will be a unique opportunity for visitors to the fair to take home an artwork for free. At the Perrier Collect Art Giveaway, the public can enter to win a neon sculpture by San Francisco artist Meryl Pataky.

Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco; Carroll and Sons, Boston; Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco; CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles; Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland; Cirrus Gallery & Cirrus Editions ltd, Los Angeles; Claudia Stone Gallery, New York; Conduit Gallery, Dallas; David B. Smith Gallery, Denver; David Shelton Gallery, Houston; DC Moore Gallery, New York; DCKT Contemporary, Inc., New York; Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Los Angeles; Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco; Eli Ridgway Contemporary Art, San Francisco; Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton; Forum Gallery, New York / Beverly Hills; Fouladi Projects, San Francisco; Fredericks & Freiser, New York; Freight + Volume, New York; Garth Greenan Gallery, New York; George Adams Gallery, New York; Greg Kucera, Gallery Seattle; Haines Gallery, San Francisco; Inman Gallery, Houston; jack fischer gallery, San Francisco; Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans; Joshua Liner Gallery, New York; Julie Saul Gallery, New York; Klowden Mann, Los Angeles; Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles; Lesley Heller Workspace, New York; Loretta Howard Gallery, New York; Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York; Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City; MORGAN LEHMAN GALLERY, New York; Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York; Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco; Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York; PDX Contemporary Art, Portland; Peter Mendenhall Gallery, Los Angeles; Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla; RandallScottProjects, Washington DC; Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco; Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica; Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque; Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica; Ryan Lee Gallery, New York; Steven Kasher Gallery, New York; Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston; SVA Galleries, New York; Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York; Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley; walter maciel gallery, Los Angeles; Wasserman Projects, Detroit; Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis; Western Project, Los Angeles; Yossi Milo Gallery, New York; ZieherSmith, New York; and 101/Exhibit, Miami / Los Angeles.

Miami Project is produced by artMRKT Productions, a firm based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and operated by Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhause. Working in concert with a talented and passionate network of dealers, curators, and arts professionals, artMRKT Productions is proud to present forward-thinking, progressive, and successful events across the country.

An Opera Insider’s Evening With Florida Grand Opera 11/11/13

An Opera Insider’s Evening With Florida Grand Opera
Monday, November 11 at 6:30 pm
BLT Steak At The Betsy South Beach
1440 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach.
Tickets: $200 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.
Purchase Tickets Online
Valet parking is available.

South Florida opera buffs are invited to attend an evening that is certain to hit all the right notes. BLT Steak at The Betsy welcomes Florida Grand Opera (FGO) for a special ‘Behind the Scenes’ Opera Dinner that pays homage to an opera based on Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Mourning Becomes Electra’, with a score by Marvin David Levy, a composer who hails from Fort Lauderdale. The opera, which opens FGO’s season at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, November 7 is already being heralded as the “Hot Ticket” to see this season by Opera News and the #1 classical musical event to see this season by the Miami Herald. Susan Danis, FGO’s new CEO who is rewriting the libretto for opera in the region, will join Betsy owner Jonathan Plutzik at the dinner.

Seats are limited for the black tie evening which includes operatic performances, a three course menu from award-winning restaurant BLT Steak’s celebrity chef Laurent Tourondel, and a specially curated look at what is often called “the Great American Opera, which will premiere in Miami on Saturday, November 16 at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Betsy’s Opera Dinner begins with a red carpet welcome and champagne reception where guests will be treated to favorite operatic repertoire performed by Florida Grand Opera Young Artists. The Betsy’s jewel box special events space, BBAR, will then welcome guests to beautifully adorned tables and wall mounted illuminated images from the making of Mourning Becomes Electra, to include sketches of sets and costumes, replicas of original musical manuscript, and other seldom seen items, that when presented together tell an engaging story to heighten the live musical experience.

After dinner is served, Dr. Julie Maykowiski, director of music administration at FGO will take the audience on a unique journey into the opera, sharing information that aficionados will covet when they attend opening nights prepared to enjoy performances on a deeper level. Dessert and coffee in BBar will be followed with a nightcap on The Betsy’s incomparable roof deck, where by the light of the moon and glow of the ocean, dinner guests will toast to FGO’s 73rd Season.

Average Joe Art Sale at YoSpace 11/3/13

Average Joe Art Sale at YoSpace this Sunday!
Sunday, Nov 2, 3:00pm until 8:00pm
Yo Space
294 NE 62nd St
Miami, Florida 33138
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Local artists will be selling everything from original works, to limited edition prints, and merchandise for any budget, from $5 and up!

Come support some talented local artists, or just come for the ping pong, old school video games, live music, light bites, and good conversation… either way, you’re bound to have a nice, fun, relaxing Sunday!

Can’t attend?
Please forward to a friend and support local artists while you’re at it.

Your favorite monthly gathering is back at Yo Space this Sunday, November 3rd from 3pm-8pm! Once again we have a handpicked selection of local artists’ work at affordable prices all gathered under one roof (which also happens to contain a custom-painted ping pong table, Nintendo 64, and 5 working artist studios). Now that Yo Miami’s monthly Average Joe Art Sale has been around for a over a year we had to take things to the next level. Despite increasing the price cap to $500, our first priority remains the element of accessibility; which means you can expect to find work priced from just $5 all the way up to the new $500 limit.

This will be your last chance to check out JNGL’s (Andres Carmiol) custom-built installation at the space before our Basel “resident artists exhibit ” goes up for December, and he’ll also be bringing along some new custom vinyl toys this month to make it extra fresh!

Aside from that, we’ll have Cog Nomen performing live, and Wynwood Brewing Company providing some of their delicious IPA on tap. To top it all off, we’ll have a pop up version of Wasabi Fashion Kult’s fashion boutique, The Kult. So come enjoy a relaxing day at our space, mingling with artists and other creatives and seeing what the local art scene is really all about.

This month’s participating artists include: Lorie Setton, Kazilla, Ivan Roque, Chy Tea Shoulin, Ramzi Adek

Visiting Artists: LEBO, JNGL, Reinier Gamboa, Ruben Ubiera, Elio Mercado, J. Bellicchi (REMOTE), 8bit Lexicon, GG, James Brutus Goop Massta, Cone, Arnaud Pages, Ernesto Kunde, Rei Ramirez, Daniel Ferrer, Teepop, KELO, Atomik

Bakehouse Lucky You! 6 Annual Art Raffle Fundraising event 11/8/13

Bakehouse Lucky You! 6 Annual Art Raffle Fundraising event
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7 pm – 11:30 pm
luckyyouBakehouse Art Complex
561 NW 32nd Street
Miami, FL 33127
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Lucky You! 6 is the Bakehouse Art Complex’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Enjoy live music, a special VIP Lucky Lounge, entertainment, food, cocktails, a celebrity host and our famous art raffle featuring the work of more than 70 local artists.

This year’s theme is Art is My Vice! You might get lucky and win an amazing piece of art for only $10, the price of our raffle tickets. Of course you can purchase as many raffle tickets as you wish to increase your odds of going home with an awesome work of art valued between $200 and $6,000!

The BAC’s Audrey Love Gallery features artwork donated by both Bakehouse artists and other local artists. Media presented: paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and mixed media works. Winning guests walk away with the artwork that night!

The proceeds from these events will benefit the Bakehouse Art Complex’s continuous programming and special events making it South Florida’s premier center for creativity in the visual arts.

Admission tickets $60
Raffle tickets* $10 ea.
or get a Baker’s Dozen* for $120

Art of Shade at Nikki Beach 11/9/13

Art of Shade at Nikki Beach
shadeSaturday, November 9th, 2013 at 7:00pm
Nikki Beach
1 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

RSVP Online

Targeting the ultimate fashionistas, trend-setters, and influential elite, all part of Nikki Beach Miami Beach’s existing clientele, this concept brings the best crowd in town. In true Nikki Beach style the event will be centered around beauty, cocktails, charity awareness and shopping, indulging every women’s guiltiest pleasure. Benefits helping the Easter Seals charity foundation. Doors open at 7:00pm.

See our array of pop up shops including representatives from: Saks Fifth Avenue, Superfoods, Sammi’s Sweets, Arts of Shade, Taudrey Jewelery, Varelli Designs & Met in Jeans. Hair and makeup by Paul Mitchell School of Beauty and models by John Casablancas. Additional sponsors include: Ritz Carlton Spa, Tito’s Vodka, Balloon Expresso, Vita Coco, Svelte, Kind Bar, Aquacai and Blo Bar Brickell.

This event will benefit the Easter Seals charity foundation, who support autism in the community, both locally and nationally.

South Miami Art Festival 11/2/13-11/3/13

The 42nd Annual South Miami Art Festival
ArtFestLogoNovember 2-3, 2013.
72nd Avenue (Sunset Drive)
downtown South Miami, Florida
Cost: Free

This is by far the biggest Chamber South event! We have over 50,000 visitors who come through the Art Festival over the course of the two days. Celebrating our 42nd year on the quaint streets of downtown South Miami, this juried fine art show featured nationally recognized artists and is a favorite annual event for residents and visitors alike.

Calacas Reinvented: An introspective into female emotion Opening Reception 11/2/13

Calacas Reinvented: An introspective into female emotion Opening Reception
Yvonne PfeifferSaturday November 2nd, 2013 at 7pm
Brisky Gallery
130 NW 24th Street
Miami 33127

Brisky Gallery is proud to present the works of Yvonne Pfeiffer in Calacas Reinvented: An introspective into female emotion. Don’t miss the Frida Kahlo look alike competition, the live mariachi band and complimentary drinks! Come in your best calacas (skull) gear and enjoy the exotic atmosphere. This unforgettable show will be the best place to spend your weekend.

Enjoy complimentary beer from our sponsor Becks.

Come try the signature drink of the night, the Passion Basil Mexican Cocktail. Brought to you by our tequila sponsor, Tequila Revolucion.

Luminescence in Motion 11/7/13

Luminescence in Motion
Luminescence press release nov7Nov. 7th, 7-11pm, Visuals start at 8pm.
Brisky Gallery
130 NW 24 street
Miami Fl 33127

Creative visionaries join forces for a one-night-event experience at Brisky Gallery in Wynwood known as Luminescence in Motion. Sculptor Eric Cloutier architectural structure will be displayed with the amazing motion graphics and visual effects created by Random and sound design by Joel Hernandez. This display will be launched on November 7th starting at 7pm.

Five years of SMCSF: thank you 11/12/13

Five years of SMCSF: thank you
Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 7:00pm until 10:00pm
smcsfLAB Miami
400 NW 26th St.
Miami, Florida 33127
Facebook Link

When we launched SMCSF in the fall of 2008, we had the objective of creating a space for like-minded people to connect; somehow, the club grew into much more than that.

Five years is just a start. Whether you’ve been a member for years or just heard about us today, you’re at the beginning of a great journey.

Join us on November 12th at The LAB Miami for our celebratory meetup.

And thanks for being a part of our club!

This is a free event for participants.

Sponsorships are available at a flat rate of $150. Please contact for sponsorship details.

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Kids Eat Free at Los Ranchos Steakhouse on Halloween 10/31/13

Kids Eat Free at Los Ranchos Steakhouse This Halloween
losranchosThursday, October 31, 2013, all day lunch and dinner
Los Ranchos Steakhouse The Falls, 8888 SW 136th St., Miami, FL 33176
Los Ranchos Steakhouse Bayside, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Second Floor, Miami, FL 33132
Los Ranchos Steakhouse at Westland Mall, 1645 W. 49th St., Hialeah, FL 33012
Los Ranchos Sweetwater, 125 SW 107th Ave., Miami, FL 33174

This Halloween, Los Ranchos Steakhouse is giving you something Free to eat. That’s right, kids eat free, one child per each accompaying adult. Visit any of its four locations for lunch or dinner including, the Falls Shopping, Sweetwater, Bayside Marketplace and Westland Mall in Hialeah, for a pre trick or treat meal or trade in the sugary treats for a healthier and more fulfilling candy-free dinner.

Los Ranchos 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 flavorful tenderloin churrascos, has expanded to four restaurant locations including Hialeah’s Westland Mall, Bayside Marketplace, The Falls and its orginal location in Sweetwater. Los Ranchos uniquely services all of its meats and primary ingredients fresh and daily, direct from its own specialized commissary, ensuring that all guests enjoy the same top quality and consistency.

Dine In Only. With the purchase of an Adult Entree. Limit 2 Free Kids Meals per Table.

Micro Venture Capital Club Monthly Shark Tank Meeting 10/28/13

Micro Venture Capital Club Monthly “Shark Tank” Meeting – October (Miami Beach)
Monday, October 28, 2013, 7:30 PM
Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Board Room
1920 Meridian Ave, 3rd Floor
Miami Beach, FL
The cost to attend is $10 for guests, Free for Members of our Club and Members of Caffeine Spaces.

The goal of the Micro Venture Capital Club is to link entrepreneurs with great ideas with investors and other professionals. Every month we meet for a “Shark Tank” type meeting where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to potential investors. The great thing about the Micro VC Club is that everyone is a potential investor. Unlike other clubs, we will not exclude anyone from attending. Our goal is to give everyone an opportunity to build wealth through ownership in great ideas!

Now we are hosting 3 meetings per month. Broward meetings are the 2nd Monday of every month, Boca is the 3rd Monday and Miami Beach is the 4th Monday. Our meetings are great places to network as well. We usually have a great mix of entrepreneurs, investors, and technologists.

If you have any questions or would like to sponsor one of our events or offer a service or discount to our members contact [masked].

If you are interested in presenting your company or startup, please send your one sheet, deck or executive summary.

Miami Ribfest 2013 11/1/13-11/3/13

Miami Ribfest 2013
Friday-Sunday, November 1-3, 2013
ribfestZoo Miami
12400 SW 152nd St
Miami, FL 33196

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 – Free Admission
Saturday, Nov. 2 – Sunday Nov. 3, 2013:
$10 General Admission
$20 Ribfest/Zoo Miami Combo
$75 VIP Experience
Admission is free for children 3 and under
Purchase Tickets Online
Parking is free

Prize-winning barbecue is the main feature of this three-day barbecue cook-off and festival with local and national ribbers competing for best ribs, chicken, brisket, pork and sauce. Ribfest includes great live music from local artists providing a rockin’ soundtracks. In addition to great barbecue and live music, Ribfest will include a farmers market, children’s activities, arts & crafts and cooking demonstrations.

Friday, November 1, 2013. 4:00 p.m. — 9 p.m.
Free Entry and Free Sides with the Purchase of a Half-Rack, or Whole Rack of Ribs. DJ streaming music

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 11:00 a.m. — 9:00 p.m.
All-Day Southern & Classic Rock concerts
Seven National Ribbers
Beer-Inspired Cooking Demonstrations and Pairings beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Chefs Corner
Celebrity Judging Takes Place
Kiss Country’s Darlene Evans broadcasting live from noon to 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 3, 2013, 11:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.
All-Day Country Music concerts
Seven National Ribbers
Beer-Inspired Cooking Demonstrations and Pairings beginning at noon at the Chefs Corner
Thunder Country’s Dougie Hitchcock broadcasting live 10 a.m. – noon

Throughout the weekend, you can also enjoy: Farmers Market, Hay Rides, Arts & Crafts Vendors, Photo Opportunity, VIP Experience, Zoo Miami admission, and much more.

Big Boned BBQ Co., Charleston, SC
Pig In or Pig Out, Wichita, KS
Porky ‘n Beans, Parma, OH
Skin & Bones, Arcadia, FL
Uncle Bubs, Westmont, IL
Blazin Broncos. Parma, OH

(VIP Experience includes: General Admission; VIP meal (½ rack of ribs, baked beans, cole slaw and dinner roll); 6 Beers from an expanded craft/seasonal beer selection to include Blue Moon Pumpkin Harvest, Batch 19, Blue Moon Rounder, Crispin Cider, Fox Barrel Pear, Linenkugel Orange, Third Shift and Blue Moon Short Straw; Event koozie; shaded lounge area; and comfort station restrooms.)

VIP Art Show Opening Cocktail 11/7/13

VIP Art Show Opening Cocktail
Thursday, November 7th 2013, 7pm to 10pm
Art Center Wynwood
149 NW 36 St
Miami FL 33127


We invite you to a VIP Gallery Night Opening Cocktail at our versatile gallery located in the famous “Wynwood Art District”

Press & Media VIP Cocktail
Dress Code: Business Formal

Complimentary appetizers will be served.

Exhibiting Artists: Leonor Anthony, Pablo Azar, Eumelia Castro, Heverton Crisóstomo, Laelanie Larach, Julia Rodriguez, William Villanueva, VladinVladev

Cannonball I Heart Art Fundraiser 11/9/13

Cannonball I Heart Art Fundraiser
cannonballNovember 9, 2013—7:00pm-10:00pm
New Yorker Boutique Hotel
6500 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138

Purchase your ticket today!
$50 General Admission
$20 Discounted Admission for Cannonball Members and Artists

We’re turning 10! Celebrate with us poolside!
I HEART ART is NOT your typical fundraiser:
– Get fancy with themed makeup and hair styling by Makeup by Aileen;
– Get down to the modern beats of DJ Hottpants;
– Marvel at the graceful synchronized swimming of Verso;
– Be privy to an exclusive video installation by The Shaft; and
– Vote for the biggest splash in the cannonball contest!
Holy crap this is going to be fun!!

Become a member or renew at the Swimmer level ($100) today and get in for free! CLICK HERE to purchase.

Pulse Miami 2013 12/5/13-12/8/13

Pulse Miami 2013
The Ice Palace
1400 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 9am – 1pm, Press Preview and VIP Brunch, by invitation only
Thursday December 5 1pm-7pm
Friday December 6 10am–7pm
Saturday December 7 10am–7pm
Sunday December 8 10am–5pm

AdmissionMultiPass (4-day entry) $25
General Admission $20
Students/Seniors with valid ID $15
Group Discount $10

PULSE Miami 2013 will once again return to the Ice Palace Studios from December 5-8. For its ninth edition, the fair will welcome the visitors in a completely new layout that will include bigger booths and greater visibility for the exhibitors, creating a more welcoming and accessible experience for visitors. The fair will maintain its signature outdoor space which will feature special PULSE Projects, hammocks, and gourmet food.

Purchase your tickets here

PULSE is proud to announce the final list of guest jurors for the PULSE Prize: Isolde Brielmaier, Professor, NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Independent Curator; Andrew Goldstein, Executive Editor, Artspace; Todd Levin, advisor and curator; Trevor Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art, Peabody Essex Museum; and Anne Tschida, freelance journalist, Miami Herald.

The recipient of the 2013 PULSE Prize – a cash grant that is awarded to an emerging artist of distinction, featured in the IMPULSE section of the fair – will be announced on Friday, December 6, 2013. Last year’s prize recipient, Nadine Wottke, has designed this year’s limited edition PULSE Miami tote bags.

Sponsors of PULSE Miami 2013 include Catlin Art Insurance, Associate Sponsor and Official Insurance Partner; Cadillac, our Exclusive Automotive Sponsor; Heineken, Living Divani, Malin+Goetz, Perrier Sparkling Water, and W Magazine and Equipment Clothing which will host the PULSE Miami 2013 After Party.

PULSE Miami 2013 would like to thank the following cultural partners: The Apollo Circle, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; bass museum of art; Boca Museum of Art; The Bronx Museum of the Arts; Brooklyn Museum; The Chrysler Museum of Art; Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; Creative Capital; Creative Time; Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts; El Museo del Barrio; The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University; Harn Museum of Art; Laguna Art Museum; Lowe Art Museum; Museum of Arts and Design; The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; The Junior Associates, Museum of Modern Art; Pérez Art Museum Miami; Whitney Contemporaries.

54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Long-Sharp Gallery on SeaFair 10/31/13-11/4/13

54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Long-Sharp Gallery
From October 31 to November 4
Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

As Seafair, the megayacht art venue, docks at the 54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Long-Sharp Gallery will present rare works by the masters of modern and contemporary art. More than a dozen original drawings by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Pablo Picasso will be aboard the 228-foot ship – the largest of its kind built for commercial operation on the Intercoastal Waterway. Gallerist Rhonda Long-Sharp, who, with record sales at Scope Miami 2012 and Art Palm Beach 2013, will for the first time present an exquisite sampling of the “Icons and Irony” exhibition in South Florida.

The selection will include a rare 1901 original drawing and watercolor by Pablo Picasso, authenticated by Maya Widmaier-Picasso (a daughter of Picasso); multiple early drawings by Warhol, authenticated by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and never privately-owned; an early drawing by Basquiat authenticated by his estate; two Lichtenstein drawings archived by his estate, including one of two known examples of his Brushtroke Stamp, and several works from notable up-and-coming contemporary artists: David Kramer, Russell Young and David Datuna. Viewers will notice the reoccurring theme of the drawing, to show its importance as the foundation of art making and increasing demand in the marketplace.

Long-Sharp Gallery’s fine art aboard the Seafair will be among an important group of luxury and fine art galleries – and arrives on the heels of the gallery’s 2013 exhibition at Masterpiece London, an annual British fair that brings together collectors, exhibitors and curators from around the world. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show sale also comes at a time when Long-Sharp’s “Icons and Irony” exhibition is listed among the top fall gallery shows in the world by Modern Painters magazine.

Grey Goose, Bacardi and Dos Equis XX Present Fire and Ice Halloween Bash 10/31/13

Grey Goose, Bacardi and Dos Equis XX Present Fire and Ice Halloween Bash
fireandiceThursday, October 31, 2013 at 8:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Mary Brickell Village, Patio at Porcao, Porcao Farm to Grill, KAO Lounge
901 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
Buy Tickets Online

This Halloween, Mary Brickell Village is Miami’s most bewitching place to be with the Fire & Ice Halloween Bash. Miami’s new modern steakhouse Porcao Farm to Grill & KAO Lounge are throwing an epic costume party, complete with a two-hour Grey Goose, Bacardi, Dos Equis XX open bar, passed culinary delights from famed chef Jeff O’Neill, live DJ & Drummer show, theatrical halloween inspired entertainment, and more.

Be the first to experience the new Porcao Farm to Grill, KAO Lounge, & KAO Smoke as Zevents transforms the East Courtyard of Mary Brickell Village in to an epic Halloween Bash.

Fire Guests (Downstairs) will enjoy a 2 hour sponsored Bacardi & Dos Equis XX Bar and have access to the the East Couryard at Mary Brickell Village, Porcao Farm to Grill, and the Patio at Porcao

Ice Guests (Upstairs) will enjoy a 2 hour sponsored Grey Goose & Dos Equis Bar and have all access to the upstairs KAO Lounge and the downstairs Fire experience.

Whether you’re going as Miley Cyrus or Walter White, this is one Halloween party you don’t want to miss.

Cernuda Arte Closing Reception of Besmar The Endless Library La Biblioteca Infinita 11/1/13

Cernuda Arte Closing Reception of Besmar The Endless Library La Biblioteca Infinita
SONY DSCFriday , November 1, 2013, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cernuda Arte
3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Last few days to see the outstanding one-person exhibition, Besmar: The Endless Library

Lauded for its virtuosity and detailed realistic narratives, Besmar’s show has been very successful and highly praised. If you haven’t seen it yet, join us at the gallery next Friday night and don’t miss it!

It will also be the last chance to view the concurrent showing by legendary Cuban master, Cundo Bermúdez: The Artist, The Friend

Image: Joel Besmar, The Edge of the Pocketknife, 2012, oil on canvas, 59 x 39 1/2 inches

Fridge Art Fair NYC: The Miami Popsicle Project Gala Opening Benefit to Support Visual AIDS and PAX Miami 12/5/13

Fridge Art Fair NYC: The Miami Popsicle Project Gala Opening Benefit to Support Visual AIDS and PAX Miami
Thursday, December 5th at 7 p.m.
PAX Performing Arts Exchange
FridgeMiamiOPENINGGALA2013337 SW 8 Street
Miami, FL 33130
Suggested donation is $40.00. All attendees will receive gift bags with original artworks.
To RSVP to this event please email

Fridge Art Fair NYC: The Miami Popsicle Project to Hold Gala Opening Benefit to Support Visual AIDS and PAX Miami.

On Thursday evening, December 5th, the Fridge Art Fair NYC: The Miami Popsicle Project will hold a gala opening benefit to support Visual AIDS and PAX Miami.

Offering a unique opportunity to collectors, Street Art NYC will present fridge cards, small artworks on paper, by a diverse group of global street art and graffiti artists, including members of the cutting­edge collective Buendia Brooklyn.

Proceeds from the sale of the fridge cards will support Visual AIDS and PAX Miami. In it’s battle against AIDS, Visual AIDS has been utilizing art for 25 years to provoke dialogue, support HIV+ artists, and preserve a legacy. PAX: Performing Arts Exchange, a progressive, independent performing and cinema arts center, fosters cultural diversity and discourse through the arts.

The opening event begins at 7:00 p.m. at PAX Miami, 337 SW 8 Street. Fridge buses will run from Miami key venues to the Fridge Art Fair.

Entertainment sponsored by PAX will feature The French Horn, a world, gypsy jazz band, to perform at 9 p.m.

Studio Life Miami Book Launch 10/29/13

Studio Life Miami Book Launch
StudioLifeTuesday, October 29th, 7:00 pm
Gallery Diet
174 NW 23rd St
Miami, FL 33127

Please join us Tuesday, October 29th at 7:00 for a panel discussion with Christy Gast, Nicolas Lobo, Christina Lei Rodriguez and Bhakti Baxter. Moderated by Sarah Trigg Author of Studio Life: Rituals, Tools, Collections and Observations on the Artistic Process.

In 2009 artist and writer Sarah Trigg embarked on an ambitious field expedition across the United States, interviewing more than 200 artists in their studios. She sat down with everyone, from painters to performance artists, to investigate a wide range of artmaking practices. The result is Studio Life, a fascinating photographic and written account of 100 of her visits. Trigg asks her subjects to share objects and working habits in six categories: mascots, collected objects, rituals, makeshift tools, residue, and habitats. These talismans and behaviors provide a framework for artists to reveal insights into their practices and the nature of the creative life. Intriguing and often humorous anecdotes emerge, of one studio’s mysterious sealed vault, another’s resident bunny, and countless sources of inspiration are unearthed: vintage comics, purses, and kitschy figurines; faded yearbooks and treasured cards and letters; and one handwritten reminder to Quit Feelin’ Sorry for Yourself. Accessible and relevant for amateur aesthetes and art-world professionals, Studio Life offers an insider’s view of the artistic process as well as a snapshot of the most interesting work being produced today.

Among the 100 artists featured in Studio Life such as William Wegman, Pat Steir, John Baldessari, Carol Bove, Rashid Johnson, Peter Halley, Fred Tomaselli, Tony Oursler, Jim Shaw, Michelle Grabner, Tauba Auerbach, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Dana Schutz, and David Altmejd, to name a few, the book features the Miami-based artists George Sánchez-Calderón, the TM Sisters, Victoria Gitman, Pablo Cano and our panelists Christy Gast, Nicolas Lobo, Cristina Lei Rodriguez and Bhakti Baxter.

Sarah Trigg is an artist, writer, photographer, and the creator behind the widely read website The Goldminer Project ( She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. 8th Anniversary Fundraiser 11/11/13 8th Anniversary Fundraiser
miamiartzineMonday, November 11, 2013, 6:30pm until 9:00pm
Liquor Lounge
1560 Collins Ave Ste 1
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
$25.00 Donation for Fundraiser Admission
RSVP to Harvey J. Burstein –

Join us for our 8th Anniversary!

Honoring Senator Gwen Margolis, Mr. Ray Bresilin, and Mr. Patrick Pecoraro for their service to our community and support of the arts.

Entertainment by Cachi Velez and Salsa Jazz Ensemble (Special Thanks to KCC Productions and Kimberly Chmura for providing these talented musicians)

Refreshments – buffet, hors d’oeuvres, wine, and soft drinks

Cash bar available via Liquor Lounge + SILENT AUCTION

Hec One Love presents LOVEISM Pop-up Shop 10/25/13-10/27/13

Hec One Love presents LOVEISM Pop-up Shop
IMG_20130324_160124_0Win 317 Gallery
167 NW 25th St
Wynwood Miami, FL
Facebook Link

You’ve seen his work from I-95, foregrounding Bob Marley on one entire side of Armory Studios, a well-honed splash of magic that can’t be missed, no matter how fast you’re navigating the highway.

You’ve seen his work at Fountain Art Fair, Gallery 305 and at Lauderdale’s Fat Village, where his Industrial Gate thresholds the way for the wily willing to venture north of the Dade County Line.

And make no mistake, it is that County Line which corrals and defines the man and the work. For it is there where, back in ‘85, he threw up Dade’s very first Wall of Fame. And there where the next year he staged Dade’s first graffiti-themed gallery. It is The 305, dig? And he is one of its original street heroes.

The cat is known as Hec One Love, and he and his inimitable imaging have done much to make Miami (and Miami-Dade) an absolutely singular sensation.

This Black Friday night, at Win 317, the man of many wonders pops-up with Love-ism, an experience in artful commodification that’ll price tag everything from one-of-a-kind souvenir-sized collectibles to specially-commissioned murals. This being Hec, it’ll also spur you to see the world from a whole new horizon.

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Spectrum Miami 12/4/13-12/8/13

Spectrum Miami
Wednesday, December 4 – Sunday, December 8
spectrum-logo-miamiSpectrum Miami Tent
3011 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL
Opening Preview + Weekend Pass = $25
Trade/General Admission = $5 donation to Life Is Art
Seniors over 60 = $10
Children under 16 = free
Ticket Link

· December 5, Noon – 8 p.m.
· December 6, Noon – 9 p.m.
· December 7, Noon – 9 p.m.
· December 8, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
*Guided tours will take place daily at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., and on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Redwood Media Group, parent company of Artexpo, SPECTRUM Art Fairs, DECOR Expo and Art Business News, announces SPECTRUM Miami, a juried collection of contemporary art that showcases works from mid-career artists and established galleries from around the world. The art fair takes place Wednesday, December 4 – Sunday, December 8 in the heart of Midtown Miami during Art Week Miami and Art Basel. SPECTRUM caters to high-end collectors, buyers and art enthusiasts.

Vernissage Info: SPECTRUM After Dark, an opening preview party for trade and media from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, December 4. The preview party will include passed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, special guest speakers, performance art and artist unveilings.

Get Tickets to SPECTRUM Miami Contemporary Art Fair, Dec 4-8, Wynwood Art District

SIME MIA 2013 during Art Basel 12/3/13-12/4/13

SIME MIA 2013 during Art Basel
simemiaDecember 3, 2013, 9am- 8pm
New World Symphony
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

December 4, 9am- 6pm
LAB Miami & LightBox
3301 NE 1st Ave, #115
Miami, FL 33137
Tickets: $799
Purchase Online
Discount Tickets of $599 (limited to two tickets per purchase) available until October 31. Use code: MIAVIP

SIME MIA will rock Art Basel! And we need you and every other amazing entrepreneur, technologist and creative thinker in Miami to join us. Our goal is to become Miami’s coolest and most amazing digital conference, bridging technology with the art world during Art Basel.

SIME MIA will bring together the ideas and innovations of hundreds of leading global entrepreneurs from Europe, the United States and Latin America. We will be discussing matters that are at the forefront of the industry on a global scale. Topics like design thinking, big data, venture capital and artificial intelligence. We will also examine current trends that affect people’s work and life including context aware services like Google Glass, the digital transformation of our cities and the rise of Miami as an emerging innovation hub.

Confirmed attendees so far include executives from leading companies such as Google, 500 Startups, Pearson, Viacom, Telefonica, Nokia, GigaOm, Globant, DMGT International, Univision, NBC, Facebook, Scopely, NXTP Labs, and hundreds more. Speaker Spotlight: Martin Varsavsky

Life Is Art and the Arts & Business Council of Miami present Arts and the Affordable Care Act Seminar 11/18/13

Life Is Art and the Arts & Business Council of Miami present Arts and the Affordable Care Act Seminar
ACAFlyer-Artists05Monday, November 18, 3:00pm-6:00pm
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130

Tickets: $10
Please Pre-Register Online
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A forum presented by Life is Art and the Arts & Business Council to outline the possibilities and penalties, opportunities and threats faced by artists and arts groups about the new health care law.

3:00-3:30pm – Arrival and registration
3:30-5:00pm – Seminar
5:00-6:00pm – Socializing with sponsored drinks and bites
provided by Elwoods GastroPub, KIND Healthy Snacks, Marley Coffee, Scratch Bakery, Mad Chiller, Vita Coco

Many artists and nonprofit arts groups in Miami-Dade are woefully unaware of the details concerning the Affordable Care Act. The new law brings big changes and opportunities for independent artists and organizations, but with it also comes potential dangers and penalties. The act is confusing and for both individuals and groups. This forum will provide all the information at one time and in one place. Everything you need to know about the new law but were afraid to ask.

Louis Balbirer – Kaufman Rossin & Co.
Maura Shiffman – MPH, Community Health Specialist, Health Council of South Florida
Sandra Garcia – Marketplace Certified Agent, Creative Healthcare Marketing
Sean Dugan – Senior Vice-President, Hayes Company

The program will cover:

For Artists and Contract Employees:
1. Many artists and nonprofit employees are currently uninsured or under-insured. This is a great opportunity for everyone to get health insurance and have a medical safety net.
2. Are artists and individuals required to have insurance? Find out the facts to avoid penalties and fines.
3. What is the deadline that everyone must be insured?
4. What are the options for health insurance and coverage? Learn the details about the types of coverage available and how artists and arts employees can find affordable care.
5. What resources are available to help navigate the new health plans and to find the ones that are right for you.
6. Do you qualify for a subsidy or tax credit? Many people are eligible for a subsidy in the cost of coverage depending on your income level and other factors.

For Arts Groups and Employers
1. What does health care reform mean for nonprofit groups?
2. Is your group eligible to get money back? If your organization pays the health premiums for your employees you might be eligible for a credit or subsidy based on the size of your staff, salary levels and insurance costs. Learn how to qualify for money back.
3. What facts should groups provide employees? As a nonprofit your arts group is responsible for letting your employees know what your business offers them in terms of health insurance and what their options are. We will provide sample notices and provide you with the tools to explore your options.
4. Is my group required to provide health insurance coverage?

This forum will cover all the aspects of the new insurance options and help you understand what your options are. This is crucial information for artists and art organizations. Participants will also receive a checklist and a tool box of resources to help them navigate the brave new world of affordable options. Following the seminar, there will be a social hour with sponsored refreshments and time for personal questions to the presenters.

Supporting Sponsor: Health Council of South Florida
Switchboard of Miami with Cognosante
Host Sponsor: HistoryMiami
Free Garage parking available on NW 2nd Ave provided by Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
Additional support by Action PR

CANCELED Wynwood Halloween Music Carnival 10/25/13-10/27/13

Wynwood Halloween Music Carnival
wynwoodcarnivalWynwood Village
318 NW 23 St
Miami Fl 33127
Ticket Link

First time in Miami, Wynwood brings a full house music carnival weekend complete with Midway rides and a Zombie Zone After Party!

Incredible DJ line-up! Be a part of the excitement!

Wynwood Halloween Carnival brings a full house music carnival weekend complete with midway rides and a zombie zone after party .

Halloween Party Of The Year, Hourly Surprises, Circus Performers, Special Guest DJs

Scary Movie Theater, Body Painting Etc.

As the night get closer the zombie and freaks start coming out, all along with great music, lights, food, dance, rides, games, and surprises.
The Halloween party that should not be missed

For VIP Tables Call/Text 786-216-8633
All VIP Tickets have free access to after hour zombie house music party VIP lounge area

Nightmare On The Beach 2013 : Fantasmi Della Villa Vecchia benefiting the Little Lighthouse Foundation 10/26/13

Nightmare On The Beach 2013 : Fantasmi Della Villa Vecchia benefiting the Little Lighthouse Foundation
Saturday, October 26th, from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am
notb2013Villa Vecchia – Miami Beach
4821 Pine Tree Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33140

The most anticipated Halloween party of the year is around the corner!

The Little Lighthouse Foundation invites you to “Fantasmi Della Villa Vecchia”, its 4th annual Halloween fundraiser and its biggest production to date.

Always sold out, the Miami Herald and’s #1 Halloween event responds to a simple principle: first arrived, first served!
Tickets increase by tiers and are currently priced at $175 per person.
There is a limited number of tickets at this price (link above)!

Your ticket includes a premium open bar all night, food from some of South Florida’s best restaurants and entertainment from a world renown DJ.

For more information on “Nightmare on the Beach 2013 – Fantasmi della Villa Vecchia”, to purchase tickets and to see videos and pictures from prior Nightmare on the Beach events, go to

If you are interested in purchasing a table, sponsoring the event, or for press coverage, please contact Reed Nicol by phone at 305.417.8553 or email him at

Florida Grand Opera Crash The Bash After Gala Party With DJ Irie 10/26/13

Florida Grand Opera Crash The Bash After Gala Party With DJ Irie
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
crashAlfred I. DuPont Building
169 East Flagler Street
Miami FL, 33131

Admission: $75 in advance, $100 at the door.

Open Bar and Free Hors d’oeuvres available. As our annual black-tie gala winds down, things heat up with DJ Irie, Miami’s hottest DJ, as he kicks off Crash the Bash After Party! This unexpected and highly anticipated happening merges the world of opera with the upbeat sounds that will keep guests going all night.

Loosen your tie, let your hair down and let the party continue!
Complimentary valet parking.

Kitchen Kreative: Giorgio Rapicavoli vs. Adrianne Calvo 10/23/13

Kitchen Kreative: Giorgio Rapicavoli vs. Adrianne Calvo
Wed, Oct 23, 7-10
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
1 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Tickets: $150
Buy Online

Kitchen Kreative will give Miami’s top chefs and mixologists the opportunity to showcase their creativity and talents together on one stage with a element of friendly competition.

Each month two chefs will go head to head to create a five course tasting menu.The twist to Kitchen Kreative is that each chef will select a mixologist to work with them and create five different cocktails using the same spirit to be paired with their courses.

Kitchen Kreative gives both chefs and mixologists the opportunity to take risks, push their limits, and showoff their talents that make them Miami’s best.

On October 23, 2013 Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House and Chef Adrianne Calvo of Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar will go head to head in the very first Kitchen Kreative Miami.

Miami Barrel Art Sponsored by Tequila Herradura Artist Happy Hour with Buddah Funk 10/22/13

Miami Barrel Art Sponsored by Tequila Herradura – Artist Happy Hour with Buddah Funk
barrelartTue, Oct 22, 7:00pm until 9:00pm
Joey’s Italian Cafe
2506 N.W. 2nd Ave
Wynwood, Miami, Florida 3312

Please join us for Miami Barrel Art – Artist Happy Hour with Buddah Funk. Buddah Funk will reveal his entry to the Miami Barrel Art competition. There will be $6 Herradura cocktails during the event, so come check-out Buddah Funk’s latest creation and enjoy Joey’s Italian Cafe signature Herradura Tequila cocktail. To vote for Buddah Funk or one of the other 4 artists and for more information on Miami Barrel Art please visit us at:

Kick Off Stone Crab Season with HistoryMiami 10/22/13

Kick Off Stone Crab Season with HistoryMiami
Tues, Oct 22, 6:30pm
Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant
11 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

To RSVP or for more information on how to become a member: Call 305-375-5356 or email:

Kick off stone crab season with the HistorMiami Flagler Street Society! Enjoy stone crabs, hors d’oeuvres and wine as you network with young professionals.

Tigerdirect.Com and Intel present Second Annual Tech Summit and Holiday Bash 11/7/13

Tigerdirect.Com and Intel present Second Annual Tech Summit and Holiday Bash
Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 8pm – 12 midnight
Marlins Park
501 NW 16th Avenue
Miami, FL 33125
Register Online

The largest technology summit Miami has ever seen is just 3 short weeks away! will host their second annual Miami Tech Summit and Holiday Bash on Thursday, November 7th at the iconic Miami Marlins Park.

Taking the city by storm once again, and Intel are proud to host a free, unforgettable evening of food, booze, emerging technology and interactive entertainment. This stadium-sized event will showcase the latest and greatest in technology and put the spotlight on Miami’s booming tech scene.

The first 5,000 consumers and first 1,000 business customers will receive a complimentary “swag bag” from TigerDirect. All attendees will be eligible to participate in various additional giveaways throughout the night. This event will be open to the public and details on how to secure a spot can be found at

Participating exhibitors include Intel, Western Digital, Alienware, HP, Kingston, Microsoft, Seagate, Patriot, SMS Audio, ASUS, Discount Laptop Shop, Centon, CoolerMaster, Sony (VAIO), eBay, Tripplite, Epson, Thermaltake, TCL (TTE), Swann, Planar, PayPal, Night Owl, LG, Belkin/Linksys, AT&T Wireless, United Stationaries, NZXT / iBuyPower, Kensington, Autodesk, Squaretrade, Verbatim, XFX, Viewsonic, TrendMicro, Sandisk, MSI, EVGA, OCZ, Drobo and Actiontech.

Free Shakespeare at Barry University 10/23/13-10/27/13

Free Shakespeare at Barry University Directed By City Theatre Artistic Director John Manzelli And Summer Shorts Director Antonio Amadeo
romeoOctober 23-27, 2013
Shepard and Ruth K. Broad Center for the Performing Arts
11300 NE2nd Ave
Miami Shores, FL
PRICE: Admission is free and open to the public
For information call: 305-899-3420 Or e-mail:

Two of South Florida’s most critically acclaimed professional artists, City Theatre’s John Manzelli & The Naked Stage’s Antonio Amadeo Direct!

October, 23 Wednesday 7pm
October, 24 Thursday 7pm * (Post Show Discussion)
October, 25 Friday 7pm
October, 26 Saturday 7pm
October, 27 Sunday 2pm
A Post Show Discussion on the relevant philosophical and artistic issues surrounding the production will be held immediately following the October 24th performance. The discussion will be lead by Dr. Ruth Tallman- Assistant Professor of Philosophy and John Manzelli- Assistant Professor of Theatre. Reservations and tickets are not required.

Women’s Chamber of Commerce Wine and Unwind 10/21/13

Join Us For Wine & Unwind, A Networking And Social Event
unwindMonday, October 21, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Machiya Midtown
3252 NE 1st Avenue, Suite 116
Miami, FL
Pre-Registration: Members $10, Future Members $15
At The Door: Members $15, Future Members $20
Register Online

Make a splash with new business connections and strengthen existing ones at our October “Wine and Unwind” networking and social event.

Ticket price includes one glass of house wine or beer and an expanded selection of hors d’oeuvres.

Limited Space Available – RSVP Today!

Garage parking at The Shops at Midtown, as well as street parking is available.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Mango’s 10/23/13

Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Mango’s
Hispanic_Heritage_Month_Celebration_Invite_MBLCC_.1Wed, Oct 23, 6:30-9:00p
Mango’s Cafe
900 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
$15 Admission (cash only)
RSVP required to

Miami Beach Latin Chamber, the South Florida Hispanic Chamber, The Latin Chamber of Commerce of U.S.A. – CAMACOL Recognize leaders in the community.

Enjoy musical entertainment and hors d’oeuvres

Dancing With The Stars Fashion Show 10/30/13

Dancing With The Stars Fashion Show
GFWC Coco Plum Woman’s Club Presents Dancing With The Stars Fashion Show
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Cocoplum Women’s Club
1375 Sunset Drive
Coral Gables, Fl 33143
Admission: $30.00 Dollars (NO Credit Cards)

Featuring Fashion Designs by Rosaura Sias-Pipenburg & Jewelry Designs by Maritza Guevara

Time : 11:00 Am Social Hour
12:00 Pm Lunch
1:00 Pm Fashion Show

Menu: Salad
Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus
Cash Bar
To Benefit : Safespace, a Domestic Violence Shelter
RSVP by Friday, October 25, 2013

AMC Official The Walking Dead Halloween Party 10/31/13

AMC’s Official ‘The Walking Dead’ Halloween Party
reelhorrorThursday October 31st
The Moore Building
4040 NE Second Ave.
Design District Miami, FL 33137
Purchase Tickets Online
Use Promocode DEAD-DEAL for 50% off All Ticket Options

Join us at Miami’s historic Moore Building for a night to remember.

Sponsored by AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’, the Fifth Annual Reel Horror Ball does dead in style.

With performances by top DJs, Walking Dead giveaways, decor to die for, and Miami’s hottest people dressed…to kill, Reel Horror Ball V will be nothing short of electrifying!

For the Ultimate Zombie experience seek shelter at the Moore Building this Halloween! Not only will we be hosting a silent auction with authentic Walking Dead memorabilia and giveaways, but we will also be donating a percentage of our proceeds to support a local Charity.Don’t miss out on a chance to be on the official Walking Dead Facebook page! Download the Dead Yourself App and share your zombie photo on our Reel Horror Ball Facebook page!

Anna In The Tropics by Nilo Cruz Teatro El Publico 11/22/13-11/24/13

Anna In The Tropics, by Nilo Cruz – Teatro El Publico
fundarte_AnaPosterEcard_1November: 22, 23, AT 8:30 p.m. and 24 at 5:00 p.m.
Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Cost: $35, $30 General Admission
$5 off in each price for Students (18-) and Seniors (65+)

FUNDarte & Teatro El Publico
In collaboration with the Cuban Theater Digital Archive, and University of Miami’s Departments of Theater Arts, Modern Languages and Literatures and the Center for Latin American Studies present a highly unconventional and innovative staging of the Pulitzer Prize winning play “Anna in the Tropics” by Nilo Cruz in three full-evening performances at the Colony Theater (1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach), on Friday and Saturday, November 22nd and 23rd at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday November 24th at 5:00 p.m.

The original text by Nilo Cruz is transformed in this new production directed by Carlos Díaz of the famed Havana based Teatro El Público, and performed in Spanish with English supertitles by members of Teatro El Público in collaboration with Miami performing artists Carlos Caballero, Lili Rentería and Mabel Roch, with a performance by Elizabeth Doud. Cuban guest artists include Osvaldo Doimeadios, Fernando Hechavarria, and Alexis Diaz de Villegas, among others.

The notoriously irreverent Díaz’s unique new adaptation of the play updates and complicates the already inspired story via layers of contemporary ingredients that expand the work conceptually and resonate powerfully with Miami’s diverse immigrant communities and Cuban audiences alike.

About the play: Set in 1929 in Tampa, this now-classic drama showcases the plight of a community of cigar factory workers facing pressures from the mechanization of the cigar industry. The story focuses on a ‘lector’ – a person hired by cigar workers to read to them in the factory. He is presumably the last of his breed as eminent industrialization is making his work obsolete. The personal struggles of the characters unfold as Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is read in the factory, creating a narrative that poetically blurs distinctions between art and life. This highly charged work explores themes of immigration, conflicts about new technologies and lost traditions and the longing for passions beyond one’s reach.

This performance is co-produced with Teatro El Público, and supported by funding from the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs’ International Cultural Exchange Grant.

Book Signing with Kenneth Treister and David Price 10/21/13

Book Signing with Kenneth Treister and David Price
Monday, October 21, 6:30 P.M.
bokBooks & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Bok Tower Gardens: America’s Taj Mahal is the first major illustrated book about Bok Tower Gardens, an architectural and landscape masterpiece in Central Florida’s rolling hills of citrus groves.

Read about this eminent work of America’s “golden age of architecture” and learn how publisher, philanthropist, and conservationist Edward W. Bok commissioned two esteemed designers, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and architect Milton B. Medary, to create a sanctuary that would preserve the natural beauty of the region.

Kenneth Treister, FAIA is an architect and artist. He has written nine books, including Havana Forever. David Price, president of the Bok Tower Gardens Foundation, served as Director of Horticulture at Bok Tower Gardens for 20 years. Dan Forer is an acclaimed architectural photographer. Derek Bok is President Emeritus of Harvard University and grandson of the founder of Bok Tower Gardens. Bob Graham is a former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator.

Rock The Ocean Tortuga Music Festival 4/12/14-4/13/14

Rock The Ocean Tortuga Music Festival
TortugaMusicFestival2013_MainStage.jpeg copySaturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13, 2014
Fort Lauderdale Beach Park
1100 Seabreeze Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

HUKA Entertainment proudly announces the return of Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival.

Tortuga Music Festival, produced and promoted by HUKA Entertainment, is a two-day music festival on the beach featuring nearly two dozen of the hottest artists in country, rock and roots music. Created together with the Rock the Ocean Foundation, the event serves to celebrate the festival’s ocean side setting while raising awareness of issues impacting the world’s oceans and supporting marine research and conservation.

Multiple award-winning recording and performing artists Luke Bryan and Eric Church will be hitting the beach this spring as headliners when Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival returns to the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Florida on April 12th and 13th. Joining headliners Luke Bryan and Eric Church will be Hank Williams Jr., Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, 38 Special, Parmalee and Eric Paslay.

As tens of thousands of fans enjoy the sun, songs, sand and surf at the unique oceanfront event, Bryan and Church will be joined by fellow first-wave lineup artists including San Francisco multi-platinum act Train, nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow, country chart-topper Billy Currington, rock, folk, reggae and funk beach fusion pioneers Slightly Stoopid, reggae legend Ziggy Marley, powerhouse vocalist Brett Eldredge, folk singer-songwriter Brett Dennen, inventive roots rockers Delta Rae, “Chillin’ It” singer and celebrated songwriter Cole Swindell, Nashville rockers Moon Taxi, genre-jumping septet The Revivalists, folk/funk band White Denim, “Helluva Life” hit-maker Frankie Ballard, Paste’s Best of What’s Next sibling duo Brothers Osborne, “How She Rolls” singer Chase Rice, “Booze Cruise” hitmakers Blackjack Billy, modern folk rockers Sons of Fathers and blues-infused rock band Quaker City Nighthawks. Additional top-name talent will be revealed in the coming weeks.

“We’re incredibly excited to announce our return to the legendary white sands of Fort Lauderdale’s premiere beach,” says HUKA Entertainment co-founder and CEO A.J. Niland. “We’ve been fortunate to have the support of not only the community and fans but a tremendous response from artists as well, all of which is going to make us bigger and better in 2014.”

“When I first dreamed a few years ago of an event that would celebrate the ocean via music, I never imagined it would turn into one of the leading music festivals in America,” adds Rock The Ocean founder Chris Stacey. “Fort Lauderdale Beach on the majestic Atlantic Ocean is the perfect setting to remind everyone why the preservation of our waterways and marine life is so important.”
Niland says 2014’s Tortuga Music Festival lineup will feature a lineup similar to its inaugural year, where over 25,000 festival attendees enjoyed headliners Kenny Chesney and Eric Church along with The Avett Brothers, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Jake Owen, Lynryd Skynyrd, and many more.

“I can’t imagine a better lineup in our first year than the one we had,” says Niland. “But we’re dedicated to making sure our next bill is even more impressive, if that’s possible, and have already confirmed top-caliber artists for 2014.”

Anchored by live music performances across three stages, the centerpiece to Tortuga Music Festival is its Conservation Village, curated by Stacey, where over 20 organizations dedicated to marine research and conservation will provide interactive, educational experiences for festival patrons.

Stacey notes that the Conservation Village will likewise offer premium content in its sophomore outing, after featuring such notables as The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Shark Savers, Sea Turtle Oversight Protection and nineteen other exhibits in year one. “Guy Harvey is a rock star in his own right, and it was such a pleasure to have him here in 2013 signing autographs and meeting fans in the village to discuss conservation” says Stacey. “That’s a hard act to follow, so we’re pulling out all the stops this time around.”

Additionally, in 2013, festival-goers were encouraged to collect garbage at the event site to minimize the festival’s impact on the environment. “Over 1,000 bags were filled with waste by fans in our first year, which tells us that our cause is as important to music and ocean lovers as it is to us,” says Stacey.

“One thing we heard repeatedly this year from both the artists and the fans was how much fun everyone had with their feet in the sand and the sound of the waves blending with the music,” says Niland. “That makes it hard to forget who the true headliner of our event is – the ocean – and what we can do to make sure it returns every year.”

Twitter: @FestivalTortuga

RAW: natural born artists presents “Encompass”, the last showcase of the 2013 season 10/25/13

RAW: natural born artists presents “Encompass”, the last showcase of the 2013 season
Friday, October 25th, 2013, 8pm
59 NW 36th St.
Miami, FL 33127
-Pre-sale tickets are available through artists, via their profile link next to their name, for $15 
Tickets bought at the door the night of are $20 (cash only) 

-Cocktail attire ONLY
-Parking available in fenced lot behind LMNT on 1st Ave. Overflow parking available on the street or at Midtown

Featuring over 40 Miami artists! 

The showcase will consist of;
Fashion: Featuring Jessie Jeans,
Lucas Mejia, Ole Bijoux,
Kristin Art Jewelry,
Vanae Swimwear, and
Grandstand Fashion

Live Music: By Cyan Era,
Amber Monique,
Zipporah, and 
DJ Tomaz Hernandez

Live Performances: By Erin Barylski’s Splits Art

Film Screenings: By C. Clark Productions and 
Jack Webb

Art Gallery: Featuring Zuleika Von Rogue,
Emma Goodman,
Andrew Ringler,
Craig Breton,
Reni Candelier,
Art Blizz,
Jonathon Sanabria,
Charly Silva,
Patricia Awapara,
Zahlia Abreu,
Carmela Caldart,
Helen Kagan Healing Arts,
Ileana Collazo,
Jonathon Morgan,
Eliana Martinez,
Colin Nichols Illustration,
Dhap (dap), and
Julio Valdes

Photography: Featuring Evie Lynn,
Photography by Paloma,
Stephanie Sonju,
James Livingston,
Rob Varley,
Lou Burton, and 
Kristina Juarbe

Hair And Makeup: By Rosie Perez,
Micaela Skyy,
Hair by Christine Frank, and
Prime Makeup 
Twitter @RAWartistsMiami
Instagram @RAWartistsMia

Special guests: Irreversible Magazine

Hope to see you at our last event for 2013!! We’re going out with a bang ;)

Resorts World Bimini and Gerry Kelly’s Studio 54 Halloween Xtravaganza 10/26/13

Resorts World Bimini and Gerry Kelly’s STUDIO 54 Halloween Xtravaganza
studio54Saturday, October 26, 2013, 8:00pm-4:00am
Resorts World Bimini Super Fast
Port of Miami
Miami, Florida
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Resorts World Bimini and Gerry Kelly presents STUDIO 54 Halloween Extravaganza

Red Carpet & Boarding begins at 8pm,
All Guests Must be Checked In and On-board by 9:00pm
Cruise Departs at 10pm Sharp

Port of Miami Terminal J aboard the spectacular Resorts World Bimini Superfast

Superstar DJ Vertigo
Show Producer Pamela Canellas / Hot Jam Entertainment
Suggested Attire, Costumes Feathers Masks,Retro etc

*No Passport Required* Photo ID only
Early Arrival is Recommended
* Travelers must be 18+ to cruise. Rain or Shine. Ticket price includes all Port Fees only $39.95 pp.

Loews Miami Beach and JLPR Present: Veuve Clicquot’s Yelloween 10/31/13

Loews Miami Beach and JLPR Present: Veuve Clicquot’s Yelloween
veuveThursday, October 31, 2013, 7:00pm until 10:00pm
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
To reserve a bottle service table or for more information, e-mail:

On Thursday, October 31st, Loews Miami Beach Hotel and JLPR will partner with Veuve Clicquot to host the champagne house’s 30th annual ‘Yelloween’ party.

Enjoy Loews Miami Beach Hotel’s Soak rooftop luxury lounge cabana area, bask in the sunset and welcome the night overlooking the Atlantic ocean all fitting for the theme: “Reveal Your Senses.”

Veuve Clicquot Bottles – $75
Veuve Clicquot Flutes – $15

Valet park at the Loews, sip on some champagne and pre-party before heading to Lincoln Road for a night of Halloween fun.

Space will be limited so it is highly recommended to RSVP and make reservations prior to the event.

The 27th Annual Halloween Sundowner at Vizcaya 10/26/13

The 27th Annual Halloween Sundowner at Vizcaya!
Saturday, October 26, from 7:00 p.m. to midnight
Halloween 2013Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 South Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33129
Ticket prices are: General admission $165.00; Vizcaya Member rate $140.00.
For more information and to purchase tickets please call 305-856-4866 ext. 3, email or visit

Get Your Ghoul On at The 27th Annual Halloween Sundowner at Vizcaya!

The Vizcayans will host their 27th annual Halloween Sundowner, the premier Halloween Party in Miami and highly anticipated annual fundraiser benefiting the National Historic Landmark.

Unlike any other South Florida Halloween party, the Halloween Sundowner’s unique location at Vizcaya serves as the perfect spot for a spooky soiree. In an unparalleled fashion, the property is entirely transformed into a veritable haunted house including Vizcaya’s enormous outdoor veranda overlooking Biscayne Bay where the naughty and nice inevitably mingle while enjoying tasty libations until late into the night!

Guests will enjoy complimentary liquor, wine and beer all night, canapés, dancing under the stars to a live band and a DJ, parking, people watching at its best and the thrill of Vizcaya after dark! There will also be a costume contest judged by reps from Miami New Times, Yelp and Brickell Magazine, and awards for an array of categories.

We appreciate the generosity of our sponsors that include Brickell/Key Biscayne Magazine, Absolut, Malibu Rum, Chivas Regal, Dos Equis XX and Thierry’s Catering. Additionally, if you arrive in a Car2Go, you will be able to park in our Free Preferred Parking Zone, the closest parking spots to the party.

This event is held rain or shine. Guests must be 21 or over (ID will be checked at the door).

2013 Wine on Harvest Moon 10/19/13

2013 Wine on Harvest Moon
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
harvestmoonDeering Estate at Cutler
16701 SW 72 Ave.
Miami FL 33157
More Info

Capacity is limited and tickets are:
$150 General admission, General admission tickets for non-members can be purchased online for an additional fee of $3.00 per ticket. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 305-235-1668 ext. 263.

$125 for Deering Estate Foundation Members, Tickets for Foundation members can be purchased online for an additional fee of $3.00 per ticket. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 305-235-1668 ext. 263.

Guests attending the 12th annual Wine On Harvest Moon presented by South BMW, will be magically transported to the Land Down Under through the ‘fine wines, fine food and fine art’ of Australia and New Zealand. On Saturday, October 19th, the Deering Estate Foundation’s signature fundraising event presents the classic sounds of the didgeridoo and other live folk and chamber musical performances, along with distinctive Aussie and Kiwi cuisine prepared by Smith and Wollensky, Shula’s 347, Morton’s Steakhouse Coral Gables, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Devon Seafood and Steak, George’s South Miami, Whole Foods Market Coral Gables, Paella Party, Red Fish Grill, The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove, Ana Capri, Chef David Schwadron Catering & Events Design, and Trulucks Seafood Steak and Crab House.

Crown Wine & Spirits pour great wines from the region that include Rosemount Shiraz and Penfolds THE Chardonnay. In the historic homes, a group art exhibition curated by Jane Hart draws inspiration from the adventurous spirit of Down Under; and a not-to-be-missed high-end auction completes the evening.

Proceeds from the event are dedicated to environmental conservation and historic preservation of the Deering Estate at Cutler.

The Liquid Projects Presents Craft: Spirits and Beer 11/8/13-11/10/13

The Liquid Projects Presents Craft: Spirits and Beer
CRAFT_Print_GA-VIP_PrintFlyer_v3November 8-10, 2013
Soho Studios
2136 NW 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33127

CRAFT: Spirits & Beer (CRAFT), a namesake three day program concentrating on the beverage industry’s fastest growing segment announces their roster for industry and public festivities. The event, which takes place from November 8 – 10, 2013, will anchor with a tasting gallery experience on November 9, 2013 and will include educational panel discussions hosted by some of the industry’s most influential beverage specialists, a masters’ dinner series as well as after-hour festivities.

Taking over Soho Studios in Miami’s Wynwood district, CRAFT will showcase some of the industry’s best artisanal spirits and beers. Curated by a distinguished advisory board, each producer will be carefully evaluated to ensure there is a perfect blend. Thus far, an exciting line up of exhibitors include brands like Koval, High West Distillery, Dry Fly Distilling and Benromach Distillery, Balcones, St. George, Miami Club Rum, Atsby Vermouth, Cape Distillers, Compass Box and Tuthilltown Spirits.

Beverage enthusiasts will have their chance to participate in several great events with proceeds benefitting the Florida Craft Distillers Guild and Florida Brewers Guild. Tickets are available for purchase online at

Tasting Gallery Experience: Enjoy a true craft experience with unique beverages perfectly paired with some of the city’s most authentic eats. Tickets for the tasting gallery experience can be purchased for an early price of $50 per person for general admission (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.) or $75 per person for VIP (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Educational Panel Discussions: Panel Discussions offer on trend topics like What is Craft? with special guest Chuck Cowdery and The Art of Scotch Whisky Blending with John Glaser. Tickets for seminars range in price and start at $25 per person.

Masters Dinner Series: Taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, the dinners are both educational and intimate. Dinners include Artisanal Cognacs at Copper Box with host Nicolas Palazzi ($170 per person), American Craft Whisky at Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink with Chuck Cowdery ($150 per person) and Balcones Whiskey Pairing Dinner with Chip Tate at Yardbird ($150 per person).

Craft Cocktail BBQ: James Beard-nominated mixologists Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta of The Broken Shaker will host a craft cocktail barbecue, sponsored by High West, St. George, Dry Fly and Tapatio. The event is complimentary and invite only.

“As we have seen over the past decade with food, both in our homes and restaurants, people are more aware and concerned with knowing the source of what they consume and how it’s made. The farm-to-table movement is really a nod to old processes, a step back in time,” says Massolo. “With CRAFT, I hope to bridge a similar gap, one that grows the understanding of and appreciation for small batch spirits and beers being made with great care; many, following family recipes, helping revive their surrounding community or following historic and traditional guidelines.”  

In addition to CRAFT, Massolo has launched Spirited Sirens the blog and Spirited Sirens: A Tasting Event, the latter a series of “offline interactives” geared towards women. Both companies are subsidiaries of her parent company, The Liquid Projects.

St. David’s Carnival 10/24/13-10/27/13

St. David’s Carnival
Saint_David_carnival_1013_FlyerSmallSt. David Catholic Parish
3900 S University Dr
Davie, FL 33328
(954) 475-8046

Fall Fun, Food, and Live Entertainment at St. David’s Carnival

St. David Catholic Church, in Davie, announces its’ annual Fall Carnival featuring rides, an international food court, live entertainment, Country Store, rides and games, and more. Come hungry and join in on the fun for all ages!

Unlimited ride bracelets are $20.00 per day, or purchase a four day ride bracelet for $50.00. Special rates apply with an advance purchase, available at the Church, before 6pm October 24, 2013. The Media and Community are welcome.

The weekend’s entertainment includes live music by:
Oct 24 at 6:30 pm: Wayne L – Musical Fun Show
Oct 25 at 7:00 pm: The Rock Bottom Band
Oct 26 at 1:00 pm: Angelo Caruso
Oct 26 at 3:30 pm: Broadway Kids
Oct 26 at 7:00 pm: The Decades
Oct 27 at 1:00 pm: The St. David Children’s Choir
Oct 27 at 2:00 pm: B Sharp Quartet
Oct 27 at 3:00 pm: Robbie Hazen
Oct 27 at 7:00 pm: Fire and Ice

Over 100 local sponsors have contributed to this event. Great sponsorship incentives plus all businesses/sponsors are announced on St. David radio. Call (954) 475-8046 to know more.

IRREVERSIBLE and Brisky Gallery Present Yvonne Pfeiffer 11/2/13

IRREVERSIBLE & Brisky Gallery Presents Yvonne Pfeiffer
Opening Reception Nov 2, 2013- 7pm
YvonnePfeifferBrisky Gallery
130 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127

In the face of death we are all equal, we are all “Calacas”

Yvonne Pfeiffer “Calacas Reinvented”: An introspective into the female emotion.

People have come to know Calacas through Day of the Dead celebrations, artistic relics, tattoos, and ethnic funeral ceremonies. But the calaca’s origin can be found in Aztec roots and it represents the ceasing of one’s life and the passing into the afterlife. Calaca is actually a colloquial word for ‘skeleton.’ The calaca is represented by a skeleton that is usually garnished with flowers and painted with bright colors. Various Latin countries have adapted their own meaning to the calaca imagery. In Mexico, the calaca is celebratory and used in festivals where people where masks and festive clothing all inspired by the calaca style. The Mexican calaca generally looks upon death with positivism and optimism. In contrast, in Guatemala their traditional calaca is a bare skeleton usually without decorations or colors which then translates fear and mourning upon the event of death.

The Idan Raichel Project at Arsht Center with Quarter to Six 10/17/13

The Idan Raichel Project with new album Quarter to Six
IdanRaichel0Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 8:30 p.m.
John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132
Tickets: $35-$75*.
A $150 VIP Package includes premium seats, post-show meet-and-greet and photo with the artist

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to present the return of the triple platinum-selling The Idan Raichel Project, an ever-changing ensemble of multicultural performers from Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and more, led by internationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter, producer and musician Idan Raichel. Launching the Center’s 2013-2014 Live at Knight Series, The Idan Raichel Project will perform hits such as “Mi’Ma’amakim” and “Boee,” as well as new songs from his album Quarter to Six on October 17 at 8:30 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.

“We look forward to welcoming The Idan Raichel Project back to our world-class stage. Raichel’s cross-cultural music is beautifully inspiring and is a perfect fit for South Florida’s robust multiethnic community,” said John Richard, president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center. “At a time when headlines are dominated with news of war, it’s artists like Idan Raichel that remind us to celebrate cultural diversity.”

Since the release of its debut self-titled album in 2002, The Idan Raichel Project has been known for its fusion of Israeli pop music with Middle Eastern, African, Indian and global sounds. More than a decade later, Idan Raichel’s unique musical style and ability to collaborate with a variety of artists continues to make an impact – earning him one of the biggest-selling records in Israeli history and also catapulting him into a major figure in the international global music scene.

“If I had called the album just ‘Idan Raichel,’ people would have thought that Raichel is the main voice on all the songs. I wrote the songs and I arranged and produced them, but I perform them together with other vocalists and musicians. On the other hand, we are not a group. It’s something in between,” explains Idan Raichel. To date, more than 95 singers – ranging 16 to 91 years old – from dozens of different countries and cultural backgrounds have participated in the Project’s recordings or performances.

The Idan Raichel Project’s most recent album, Quarter to Six (2013), reflects on how to find peace at the end of life. The artist describes the album’s title as a metaphor for a crossroads within his own life – a time where he felt his Project had reached a period of change, reflection and transition. Musically, the record is more acoustic than his previous ventures and blends his mellow voice with electronics and a diverse lineup of world musicians such as Portuguese fado star Ana Moura, Palestinian-Israeli singer Mira Awad, German counter-tenor Andreas Scholl, Colombia’s Marta Gómez, Vieux Farka Touré and a selection of some of Israel’s top up-and-coming singers and musicians.

Prior to the release of Quarter to Six, Idan Raichel released four studio albums and a 3-CD collection of live recordings, launched a North American tour with longtime collaborator and Grammy Award winner India.Arie, and celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Idan Raichel Project with a series of sold-out concerts held at the Caesarea Amphitheater, an ancient Roman amphitheater near Tel Aviv. Idan Raichel has also had the privilege to perform at a Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony and for President Obama at the Kennedy Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In addition, the Project has headlined some of the world’s most prestigious venues including New York’s Central Park Summer Stage, Apollo Theater, Town Hall and Radio City Music Hall; Los Angeles’ Kodak Theater; the Sydney Opera House; Zenith and Bataclan in Paris; London’s Royal Albert Hall and many international festivals.

61st annual Beaux Arts Ball 11/9/13

61st annual Beaux Arts Ball
November 9, 2013; 7 p.m.
Coral Gables Country Club
997 North Greenway Drive
Coral Gables, FL
Tickets: $250 per person; to reserve, email

On November 9th, join Beaux Arts at the “Wig & Stache Bash” to celebrate Miami’s oldest costume ball and the organization’s ongoing support for the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum.

Evening events will include a large silent auction, featuring over 200 items valued at over $150,000, a sit-down dinner, dancing, a costume and skit competition, and an exciting raffle, in which the purchase of a raffle ticket will go toward sending an underprivileged student to Beaux Arts Art Camp.

61st Annual Beaux Arts Ball sponsors include Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables and Cutler Bay, Bermont Advisory Group of Raymond James, AON, Northern Trust, Lowell International Realty, The Haggard Law Firm, Hillary Littlejohn Scurtis Interior Design, TUUCI, Windhaven Insurance, and Nicole Wilson Lozano.

Funds raised at the event will be used for exhibitions, improvements and acquisitions to the Lowe’s permanent collection, as well as to finance the organization’s flagship program, Hands On!, which exposes underserved children from Miami-Dade to the visual arts.

Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 12/4/13-12/8/13

Art Basel Miami Beach 2013
abmbOpening Day (by invitation only): Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Public Show Dates: Thursday, December 5 to Sunday, December 8, 2013
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
More Info

Private View, Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 11am to 6pm (by invitation only)
Vernissage, Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 6pm to 9pm (by invitation only)
Public Days
Thursday, December 5, 2013, 12pm to 8pm
Friday, December 6, 2013, 12pm to 8pm
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 12pm to 8pm
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 12pm to 6pm

Day Ticket: USD 42
Evening Ticket, from 4pm: USD 32
Permanent Ticket: USD 90
Reduced Day Ticket for Students/Seniors: USD 26
Groups of 10 people or more: USD 26 per person
Combination Ticket for Art Basel and Design Miami: USD 55
Chaperoned school classes: USD 13 per person
Purchase Tickets Online

In 2013 the Art Basel show in Miami Beach will feature 258 leading international galleries, drawn from 31 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The show presents artwork ranging from Modern masters to the latest contemporary works and includes, for the first time in Miami Beach, a sector dedicated to editioned works. Art Basel in Miami Beach, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 5 to December 8, 2013.

The 2013 Miami Beach show asserts again its status as the premier destination for galleries from the United States and Latin America, with nearly half of this year’s exhibitors coming from those regions. Galleries with exhibition spaces in 31 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, including Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Monaco, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Uruguay are participating at this year’s show.

A select group of younger American galleries are taking part in the show for the first time, including Elizabeth Dee and Corbett vs. Dempsey in the show’s Galleries sector, 47 Canal in Nova, and Bureau and Real Fine Arts in Positions. Reflecting the international show’s growing link to Asia, new galleries from the region include Tang Contemporary Art and One and J. Gallery, both in Positions, and Singapore Tyler Print Institute in Edition.

The focus of the show remains its Galleries sector, which includes 195 of the world’s best established galleries. Long-time exhibitors are joined by first-time participants such as Pace/MacGill Gallery, one of the leading international photography galleries. After a brief hiatus, Art Basel in Miami Beach also welcomes returning galleries Foksal Gallery Foundation, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, P.P.O.W, and Timothy Taylor Gallery. Several galleries who previously exhibited as part of Nova or Positions have progressed to the main sector of the show, including Gavlak Gallery, Ingleby Gallery, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Galerie Mezzanin, Proyectos Monclova, Ratio 3, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Galeria Nara Roesler, and Wentrup.

This year’s Nova sector, which offers younger galleries a platform to present work made in the last three years by one, two or three artists, offers a focused selection of 34 participants. Highlights include works by the artists Aaron Bobrow and David Diao (at Office Baroque Gallery); Deyson Gilbert and Marina Simao (at Mendes Wood); Pamela Rosenkranz and Keiichi Tanaami (at Karma International); Saadane Afif and Karsten Fodinger (at RaebervonStenglin); Oliver Laric and Aleksandra Domanovi. (at Tanya Leighton Gallery); Charles Atlas (at Vilma Gold); Bharti Kher, Sheela Gowda and Prabhavathi Meppayil (at GallerySKE); Sam Falls, Wyatt Kahn (at T293); Teresa Margolles, Pedro Reyes and Jill Magid (at Labor); Daniela Ortiz, Rita Ponce de Leon and David Zink Yi (at 80M2 Livia Benavides) and Matthew Chambers and Phil Wagner (at Untitled).

Positions focuses on curated booths presenting a single artist. In 2013, this sector comprises 16 artists, including Ulrik Heltoft (at Andersen`s Contemporary), Gabriel Acevedo Velarde (at Arratia Beer), Lourival Cuquinha (at Baró Galeria), Tom Holmes (at Bureau), Jorge Pedro Nuñez (at Galerie Crèvecoeur), Dove Allouche (at Gaudel de Stampa), Vijai Patchineelam (at Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo), Stefanos Tsivopoulos (at Kalfayan Galleries), Nicolás Consuegra (at La Central), Juan López (at Nogueras Blanchard), Seung Yul Oh (at One and J. Gallery), Oriol Vilanova (at Parra & Romero), Nadira Husain (at PSM), Mathieu Malouf (at Real Fine Arts), Laercio Redondo (at Silvia Cintra + Box4), Wang Yuyang (at Tang Contemporary Art).

Following the long success of a dedicated sector for prints and limited-editioned works at Art Basel’s show in Basel, the Edition sector premiers now in Miami Beach with 13 exhibitors, including first-time Miami Beach participants Alan Cristea Gallery, Crown Point Press, gdm, Pace Prints, Paul Stolper Gallery, and Singapore Tyler Print Institute.

The Public sector will for the first time be curated by Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of New York City’s Public Art Fund. Both the Public and Kabinett sectors will feature expanded significant offerings in 2013, with an increased number of participating artists and galleries. Further information on Public, the Kabinett and Film sectors and Art Basel’s Conversations and Salon series will be released during the fall.

Design Miami/ 12/4/13-12/8/13

Design Miami/
designDecember 4-8, 2013
Meridian Avenue & 19th Street
Miami Beach

Preview Day (By invitation only): Tuesday, December 3, 2013, Collectors Preview, 12-6pm, Vernissage, 6-9pm

General Show Hours:
Wednesday, December 4, 11am-9pm
Thursday, December 5 – Saturday, December, 7,12-8pm
Sunday, December 8, 12-6pm

Gallery Highlights and Key Themes at Design Miami/ 2013

Design Miami/, the global forum for design, presents the best in collectible design from the world’s most prestigious galleries. Design Miami/ returns with its largest and most international gallery program to date. Featuring 37 galleries overall – 31 in the main exhibition program and six in the On/Site program for solo exhibitions of new work – this year’s participants have been invited from 10 different countries, including first time exhibitors from Russia and Lebanon. Design Miami’s gallery selection represents a broad range of specialist areas, from late 19th century art pottery, through masterworks of the mid 20th century to the most exciting developments at the cutting edge of contemporary design.

/ Digital Design
The fascination with the aesthetic tension between old and new is typified by the output of designers such as Maarten Baas, Astrid Krogh and Humans Since 1982 who utilize contemporary technologies and materials to create works that communicate at a strongly human level. Krogh’s optic fiber tapestries use traditional techniques to otherworldly ends, while Random International’s A Study of Time re-captures importance of light and shadow to the understanding of the passage of time within early civilizations.

/ Artist and Studio Jewelry
This year finds an unparalleled selection of galleries specializing in jewelry, including first time exhibitors Louisa Guinness and Elisabetta Cipriani. Ranging from specially commissioned pieces by visual artists, such as Carlos Cruz Diez, to the output of masters in the studio jewelry field, such as Iris Eichenberg and Margaret De Patta, whose works unite sculptural and architectural elements redolent of the modernist aesthetic, these are works on an intimate scale, often with particular personal significance.

/ Emerging American Designers
The highly diverse work of young American designers on display encompasses everything from the experimental, organically formed ceramics of the Haas brothers to Sebastian Errazuriz’s meditations on mortality delivered in the form of furnishings rich with funeral pomp. Jonathan Muecke, meanwhile, engages in more formal, philosophical investigations into the nature of products, examining how far form and function can be pushed before an object changes identity. While Jon Stam, recipient of the 2013 WDOF Award, explores abstractions of time and place, depicting bucolic American scenography in his new series of Claude Glass.

/ Material Investigations
Some of the most fascinating works are the fruit of investigations into possible applications of unusual and everyday materials. Nucleo creates a contemporary fossil, preserving decaying wood inside a block of epoxy resin resembling amber. Baroud and Dibeh also investigate preciousness in their Wires series that uses simple components and archetypal shapes. Jeweler Taher Chemirik, meanwhile, uses his knowledge of precious and semi-precious gems to create a series of tables featuring tops sliced out of rare hard stones, including a single 71-inch rock crystal.

/ Designing Women
Fantastic designs by influential women are on display throughout the fair, including an important body of work created by Charlotte Perriand for the Borot family in Paris over many decades. Elsewhere we find Glass artist Ritsue Mishima’s exquisite colorless forms created with master craftsmen from Murano. Design Miami/ also gives a platform to Hella Jongerius’ spectacular recent investigations into the structural application of polychrome resin.

/ Twentieth Century Masters
Notable works by leading lights of twentieth century design on display for the first time include Jean Prouvé’s unique prefabricated building prototype War Victims House, which receives is US debut at Design Miami/. The half-century-long career of Maria Pergay is receiving special focus, including the exhibition of dynamic stainless steel work alongside historic tapestries from Sheila Hicks.

Design Talks/
Design Miami’s Design Talks program brings together leading creative minds, collectors, and critics in the field of design to discuss the most compelling topics of the moment. The headlining conversations between well-known figures that have shaped the American home will be supplemented this year by Designers on Site, a new strand of talks that spotlight designers featured in the fair.

Design Talks presented by The Surf Club Hotel and Residences/
December 4, 6-7pm Richard Meier in conversation with Paul Goldberger
December 5, 6-7pm Muriel Brandolini in conversation with Margaret Russell
December 6, 6-7pm Martha Stewart in conversation with Stefano Tonchi

Designer on Site Talks/
December 4, 3-4pm Nadja Swarovski in conversation with Guilherme Torres
and Mark Tercek
December 5, 3-4pm Formlessfinder in conversation with Zoë Ryan

Design Collaborations/
Design Miami/ partners with leading brands who promote innovation in both the technical and aesthetic spheres of contemporary design. The fair offers an opportunity for these creative brands to showcase specially commissioned collaborations that illustrate their particular relationship to the world of design.

Design Commission/
Each December, Design Miami/ commissions early career architects to build a designed environment for the fair’s entrance as part of its biannual program of Design Commissions.

Design Satellites/
The Design Miami/ fair is a hub for diverse and original design events, pop-ups and exhibitions that run concurrently, both on and off site. The satellite program complements the content of the commercial gallery exhibitions, allowing for a different perspective on the designers’ work.

Dark Dining at City Hall the Restaurant 10/25/13

Dark Dining at City Hall the Restaurant
darkdiningFriday, October 25
City Hall the Restaurant
2004 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL
Call 305-764-3130 to make a reservation. $125 per person includes four course dinner with wine pairings, tax and gratuity.

Dark Dining, a unique dining experience that promotes communication and enhances your senses. Dark Dining allows people without disabilities to get a better understanding of what life is like for individuals with visual impairments. Dark Dining provides diners with the opportunity to experience a first class meal while blindfolded. “This unique event is a sensory overload dining experience you won’t want to miss!!” says Steven Haas, owner of City Hall the Restaurant. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Miami Lighthouse for the Blind.

5th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit 11/7/13-11/8/13

5th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit
Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 8:30 AM – Friday, November 8, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Register Online

Congressional Town Hall
Thursday, November 7, 7:00-8:30 pm

We are very pleased to present a Coastal Communities Congressional Town Hall, free of charge and open to the public, during the Summit. Members of Congress from Florida and other coastal states will share their views on the challenges of sea level rise and climate change and discuss what the federal government is doing to help local communities address the impacts and plan for the future.

The Town Hall will take place on Thursday, November 7, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Floridian Ballroom. Doors will open at 6:30 pm.

Although the Town Hall is free, registration is required. Please select the “Congressional Town Hall ONLY” option from the ticket types above and proceed through the registration process. There is a limit of four (4) tickets per registration. Each member of your party will need to bring his/her printed ticket and photo ID to the event.

Parking in the Convention Center garage will be free with validation.

Regional Climate Leadership Summit
Thursday, November 7 – Friday, November 8

Broward County and the City of Fort Lauderdale, in collaboration with the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, are very pleased to host the Fifth Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit on November 7 and 8, 2013.

Join elected officials, federal agency representatives, experts from local governments, scientists, nonprofit and business leaders to review regional progress, connect with other leaders from within the region and beyond, and chart a path forward for Southeast Florida.

NOTE: Summit registrants wishing to attend the Congressional Town Hall do NOT need to register separately. You will be asked if you plan to attend during the registration process.

Highlights of this year’s Summit will include:
Congressional Town Hall (see above)
Workshop on innovative tools for local adaptation
Panel featuring local officials from the Northeast and mid-Atlantic discussing recovery from Superstorm Sandy
Panel highlighting federal agency leadership on climate issues
Many other panels and speakers

Scope Miami Beach 2013 12/3/13-12/8/13

Scope Miami Beach 2013
scopeDecember 3-8, 2013
SCOPE Pavilion
1000 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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

Platinum Preview Gala
Mon | Dec 02 | 5:00PM-8:00PM
Invitation or Platinum VIP card for entry (or $150 donation at the door) Proceeds benefit the Mourning Family Foundation
Tues | Dec 03 | 1:00PM – 9:00PM For VIP and Press (or $100 donation at door)

Free for VIP cardholders
General | Wed-Sun | $25
Student | Wed-Sun | $15

For the second year in a row, SCOPE – the preeminent launching pad for emerging contemporary art – continues its collaboration with VH1, which through its own You Oughta Know initiative has helped launch some of music’s hottest artists. This year, SCOPE and VH1 are teaming up to host ART + MUSIC + BEACH to celebrate the convergence of the music and art worlds in a series of curatorial on-air, online and on-site collaborations at SCOPE’s new location in the heart of South Beach, Miami.

The VH1 Indoor Lounge within the SCOPE pavilion will expose SCOPE Miami attendees to a series of activations designed to celebrate the crossover between art and music, and will be open to all for the duration of the event – December 3-8, 2013. On Friday, December 6, VH1 will also host the Official VH1 + SCOPE Party, featuring a performance by one of today’s hottest artists on the music scene.SCOPE Miami Beach Exhibitors: ACE Gallery | Los Angeles, Adriana Budich | Buenos Aires, Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow | Laguna Beach, ArtNowNY | New York, Beautiful Asset Art Project | Beijing, Being 3 Gallery | Beijing, BLANK SPACE | New York, C-Arte | Buenos Aires, C. Emerson Fine Arts | St. Petersburg, Callan Contemporary | New Orleans, Cavalier | New York, Center Space | New York, CoproGallery | Santa Monica, Coral Contemporary | Beijing, Corey Helford Gallery | Culver City, Corridor Contemporary | New York, Coup d’oeil Art Consortium | New Orleans, Duane Reed Gallery | St. Louis, Dubner Moderne | Lausanne, Eileen Braziel Fine Arts | Sante Fe, Emmanuel Fremin Gallery | New York, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts | New York, Evan Lurie Gallery | Miami, Faur Zsófi Gallery | Budapest, FIFTY24MX | Mexico City, Fu Xin Gallery | Shanghai, Fundacion ExprtAr | Buenos Aires, Gagliardi Art System | Turin, Galeria Cordeiros | Porto, Galerie Suppan Contemporary | Vienna, Galerie Vintage | Paris, Galleri Ramfjord | Oslo, Galleria Ghetta | Ortisei / St. Ulrich, Gallery Biba | Palm Beach, Gallery Cultural Speech | Amsterdam, Gallery Frank Pages | Geneve, Gallery G-77 | Kyoto Shizuichi, Gallery Tableau | Seoul, Giant Mango | Midori-ku Yokohama, Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art | Miami, Hans Alf Gallery | Copenhagen, Hashimoto Contemporary | San Francisco, Isla Flotante | Buenos Aires, Jacob Karpio Galería | San Jose, K + Y Gallery | Paris, KASHYA HILDEBRAND | Zurich, Kim Jae Sun Gallery | Busan, Kirk Hopper Fine Art | Dallas, La Ira de Dios | Buenos Aires, Lawrence Cantor Fine Art | Los Angeles, Le Laboratoire | Paris, Lelia Mordoch Gallery | Paris, Magpi Projects | New York, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art | Vienna, Mark Hachem Gallery | Paris, Mauger Modern Art | London, Miami’s Independent Thinkers | Miami, Mighty Tanaka | Brooklyn, MORDEKAI by Ken Borochov | New York, Pabellon 4 Arte Contemporaneo | Buenos Aires, Pashmin Art Gallery | Hamburg, RARE Gallery | New York, Red Truck Gallery | New Orleans, Robert Fontaine Gallery | Maimi, See | Me | Brooklyn, SHIN GALLERY | New York, Shirin Art Gallery | Teheran / New York, T+KARPIO Projects | Miami, The Flat – Massimo Carasi | Milan, THE HANGAR GALLERY | Miami, Thinkspace Art Gallery | Los Angeles, Triad Arts Foundation | New York, Uprise Art | New York, Villa del Arte Galleries | Barcelona, Wanrooij Gallery | Arnhem, White Walls | San Francisco, 11.12 Gallery | Moscow
Long-established as the original incubator for emerging work, SCOPE’s Breeder Program celebrates its 13th year of introducing new galleries to the contemporary market. SCOPE Miami Beach 2013 Breeder Program Galleries: ADC & BUILDING BRIDGES International | Santa Monica, Andenken Gallery | Amsterdam, Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art | Brooklyn, Beam Contemporary | Melbourne, Black Book Gallery | Denver, Bunnycutlet Gallery | Brooklyn, C.A.V.E. Gallery | Venice, Front Room Gallery | Brooklyn, Fuchs Projects | Brooklyn, L’Inlassable Galerie | Paris, LOGO | Sao Paulo, Natalie Kates Projects | New York, Parlor Gallery | Asbury Park, Project 4 Gallery | Washington DC, The Parlour Bushwick | Brooklyn, Yellow Peril Gallery | Providence
With over 65 art fairs spanning more than a decade, SCOPE is the largest and most global art fair in the world, celebrated as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. Renowned for its uncanny ability to forecast new visual trends that are embraced globally, SCOPE Art Shows in Miami, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons have garnered extensive critical acclaim, with sales of over $500 million and attendance of over 700,000 visitors.

Andrea Castillo Foundation Starlight Scholarship Benefit Reception 10/17/13

Andrea Castillo Foundation Starlight Scholarship Benefit Reception
Thursday, October 17th, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Save-the-dateThe Raleigh Hotel
1775 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
$100 per person, $50 per student

The first Andrea Castillo Foundation first Starlight Scholarship Benefit Reception, celebrating the memory of Andrea Castillo and her love for education is right around the corner.

Andrea always loved education and had wanted to be a teacher since she was a little girl. That dream was shattered on October 21, when Andrea died as a result of a car crash at the age of 21.

To honor her memory, friends and family members created the Andrea Castillo Foundation, which aims to support and encourage others who also love education and are studying to become teachers. The Andrea Castillo Foundation has established scholarship with Miami-Dade College and Florida International University to create scholarship opportunities for students who are pursuing a degree in education.

During the first Starlight Scholarship Benefit Reception, the first recipients of the scholarships will be honored and members of the community that have helped create the scholarships, helping honor Andrea’s dream, will also be recognized.

Miami Innovation Center presents: Co-Working – The Future of Business 10/17/13

Miami Innovation Center presents: Co-Working – The Future of Business
coworkingThursday, Oct. 17, 2013, 5:30-8:00
UM Life Science & Technology Park
1951 NW 7th Ave., Miami, FL
First floor – Miami Innovation Center

(Self-Parking is complimentary)

Event Schedule:
5:30 – Registration
6:00-7:00p.m. – Networking & Cocktails
7:00-8:00p.m. – Panel Discussion

With the level of investment in innovation and technology growing in Miami, demand for creative and efficient workspaces continues to rise. Shared workspaces are opening their doors in areas like Downtown, Brickell, Wynwood, the Health District and Miami Beach.

These spaces offer cost-effective environments where entrepreneurs can collaborate and share ideas while developing their businesses. Join Miami’s shared space pioneers for an informed discussion about the benefits, challenges and future of co-working space in South Florida and beyond.

Moderator: Nancy Dahlberg, Miami Herald Business Reporter
Carolina Rendeiro, CEO of The Miami Innovation Center
Todd Oretsky, Co-Founder of Pipeline Brickell
Wifredo Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer of The Lab Miami

Miami Innovation Center and Mixus 10/24/13

Miami Innovation Center and Mixus
mixusThursday, October 24, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Miami Innovation Center located at UM Life Science & Tech Park
1951 Northwest 7th Avenue, #120
Miami, FL 33136
Purchase Tickets Online
Thanks to our main sponsor Miami Innovation Center, this event is now Free!

Come join Mixus and the Miami Innovation Center as we celebrate the launch of their inaugural magazine release! This will be a great evening of networking with some of the leaders in the healthcare and telecom industry, as well as other friends throughout many industries. We will once again have a few Speed Networking events throughout the evening on a first come-first serve sign up basis. There will be food and drinks available by Balans. Your $20 ticket includes admission, 1 free drink ticket and parking in our secure lot (Be sure to click on link and get your ticket from Eventbrite!). So come out and meet some new friends, and find out why YOUR Miami is the new Hub for Technology!

Eighteen month old Fabian has spent most of his life at Jackson Memorial Center. His combined congenital heart and lung failure makes him ineligible for transplant, but his amazing attitude is joy to all that meet him. A nurse has become …his guardian and giving him a chance to live in a home. Cost of simple things are a burden this nurse has taken on herself. We would like to help. $10 of every ticket sold to the MIXUS and the Miami Innovation Center mixer at Balans will be given to help support Fabian’s care. Join us and help us support in this Fall for Fabian.

Halloween Party at Coral Gables Woman’s Club benefiting May Van Sickle Children Dental Clinic 10/26/13

Halloween Party benefiting May Van Sickle Children Dental Clinic
halloweenSatuday, October 26, 8:00pm
Coral Gables Women’s Club
1001 E. Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL
$10 Donation
For tickets, please contact Nathalia Bogani at

The event is only $10 per person to benefit the smiles of the less fortunate children through the May Van Sickle Children Dental Clinic which offers FREE dental care to school students K-12.

Friends and family are welcome. There will be Free Food, Music, 50/50 Raffle, Best Costume Prize. There will also be a Suggested Donation Cash Bar.

Life Is Art T-Shirt Design Contest – $500 Cash and Prizes Deadline November 3, 2013

Life Is Art T-Shirt Contest and Art Basel Party
t-shirtflyer04 $500 Cash and Prizes
Submission Deadline 11/3/13
Hashtag: #lifeisartshirt
Submission Details

Life Is Art is very excited to announce the next big event. After almost five years in business and hundreds of requests, they are finally doing a t-shirt! They have a large cash prize to give out to a deserving artist, and this is a fun way to do it.

Contest Guidelines:
1. Create a super-cool t-shirt design that incorporates the words “Life Is Art.”
2. Design must fit on a regular t-shirt.
3. Go to
4. If you do not already have an account, create one now, it only takes a minute.
5. Submit your project.
6. Deadline November 3, 2013.
Click Here for All the Details

After all the designs have been submitted, the fans get to vote on which t-shirt design we use! The winning artist will receive $500 in cash plus other prizes to be announced.

On December 2, Life Is Art will host a big party to announce the winner and give out the t-shirts to kick off the Art Basel week! More details on that soon, but you know it is going to be a doozy.

Here is the fun part, t-shirts will be availabe for pre-sale at a super-reduced price, but you will not know what design you will be getting! You know it will be awesome. After the reveal party, t-shirts will be sold for regular price. All the money raised from the shirts goes towards helping Life Is Art do even more to support the arts and community.

So get your brush, pencil, pen or computer and get working! Deadline for submission is November 3, 2013. Click here for more details.

*Life Is Art is a certified 501(c)3 charitable corporation. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


Katsuya Noches de Galerias at SLS Hotel South Beach featuring artist Claudio Picasso 10/14/13

Katsuya Noches de Galerias at SLS Hotel South Beach featuring artist Claudio Picasso
claudio inviteMon, Oct 14, 6:00-8:00 PM
Katsuya By S+Arck
Sls Hotel South Beach
1701 Collins Avenue
South Beach, Fl 33139

If you and any friends are interested in attending please RSVP to:

The Katsuya by Starck Gallery Nights is where sushi & art combine to host the perfect platform for upcoming local artists to display amazing art work! Each month a featured artist displays a collection & dedicates a painted sake bottle to our selected VIP of the night. Our next Gallery Nights will be Monday, October 14th , featuring local artist Claudio Picasso.

The meet & greet with the artist is in our Dragon Lounge where you can enjoy complementary cocktails and starters, along with our featured Crispy Mofongo. At 9:00 PM is the special sake ceremony where Claudio will present an artistic sake bottle honoring Sunita Bhagwan.

New Leaders Lean Forward: Building the Region’s Creative Class for a Next-Generation Future 10/29/13

New Leaders Lean Forward: Building the Region’s Creative Class for a Next-Generation Future
October 29, 2013, 6:00 PM
The Lab Miami
400 NW 26th St
Miami, FL 33127
Register Online

6:00 PM Networking and Reception
7:00 PM Presentation

Norberto “Tito” Gil, CEO and Co-Founder, Map Your Startup
Lauren Reskin, Owner, Sweat Records
Marta Viciedo, Activist, TransitPAC / Purple Line Miami

Can South Florida Ignite a Creative Economy?
What does South Florida need to foster creative entrepreneurship?
What will make South Florida an attractive and effective place to support the creativity?
What types of collaborative resources are needed?

At this event, come hear fresh thinking from new leaders in the fields of art, design, music and technology as they answer the questions above.

Seven50- A blueprint for ensuring economic prosperity & the best-possible quality of life for Southeast Florida- will present:
Where are we today?
What is the impact of current trends if continued?
What are those things that Seven50 can do to help?

Enjoy a networking session prior to the discussion, as well as a Q&A roundtable session in which you can contribute your own thoughts and ideas.

XXV Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach 10/16/13-10/19/13

XXV Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach
funkshionOctober 16-19, 2013
The Funkshion Fashion Tents
21ST and Collins Ave in Miami Beach at Collins Park
(between the W and the Setai Hotels)
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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

Wednesday 10/16
6:00PM Media Reception
7:30PM GlamRock Fashion Show by Lauren Ashley
8:30PM Casey Levan Fashion Show by Evrice Cornelius

Thursday 10/17
8:00PM Magia De La Moda presented by Vanidades
Magia will present Nicolas Feliziola and Nikolaki (Nick Verreos the designer of Nikolaki starred on the second season of Project Runway and is now a designer to many A-List celebrities)
Please note: This Show Is Not Open To The Public

Friday 10/1818
7:00PM Red Dress Fashion Show presented by: The American Heart Association
For The Public: Tickets For This Show Please Contact: Lisa Romero At 954.364.5007 Or
8:00PM Fashion Group International Awards
9:00PM Gustavo Cadile Fashion Show

Saturday 10/19
8:00PM Priscilla B Fashion Show
9:00PM T.Rains Fashion Show
11:00PM Closing Party

FUNKSHION XXV Is Presented By: VCA, Peroni, jetBlue, Nespresso, Italia Independent and F Vodka

Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach celebrates its 25th SEASON!! As with every year, Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach, will fuse music and fashion and like no other city in the world could do. This is Fashion Week – Miami Style!

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

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Spectrum Miami Art Fair 12/4/13-12/8/13

Spectrum Miami fine art show
spectrum-miami-LIA Wednesday, December 4 – Sunday, December 8
Spectrum Pavillion
 3011 NE 1st Avenue at NE 31st St
Midtown Miami, FL

Public Show Hours
December 5, Noon – 8 p.m.
December 6, Noon – 9 p.m.
December 7, Noon – 9 p.m.
December 8, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
*Guided tours will take place daily at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., and on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Spectrum Miami was created specifically to offer gallery owners, designers, architects and collectors innovative works by established artists. Featured artwork from established artists and galleries will include original paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, glass and limited edition prints. Redwood Media Group also organizes SPECTRUM New York, Artexpo, SOLO and Decor Expo.

Redwood Media Group, parent company of Artexpo, SPECTRUM Art Fairs, DECOR Expo and Art Business News, announces SPECTRUM Miami and ArtSpot International Art Fair. SPECTRUM Miami is a juried collection of contemporary art that showcases works from mid-career artists and established galleries from around the world. The show caters to high-end collectors, buyers and art enthusiasts and was created to offer gallery owners, designers, architects and collectors innovative works by innovative, established artists. Featured artwork will include original paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, glass and Limited Edition prints.

Housed within the SPECTRUM tent is the independent show, ArtSpot International, organized by Aldo Castillo. ArtSpot presents carefully selected modern, contemporary and cutting-edge galleries with strong curatorial programs.

The art fair will also include SPECTRUM After Dark, an opening preview party for trade and media from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, December 4. The preview party will include passed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, performance art, artist unveilings and musical entertainment from DJ What. The preview party will also feature a live photo shoot and book signing from Jordan Matter, photographer and New York Times bestselling author of “Dancers Among Us.” Jordan Matter is participating in his first-ever Art Week Miami.

Notable exhibitors include: Gordon Huether (Napa, CA), 33 Contemporary (Chicago, IL), Selby Fleetwood Gallery (Santa Fe, NM), Palais Royal Gallery (Moscow, Russia) and more.

3rd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament 10/25/13

3rd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament
golfOctober 25
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Entry into the tournament is $4,000 per foursome, which covers green fees for three players and one celebrity, premium gift bags, commemorative photo, breakfast, lunch and more.

Loews Miami Beach Hotel will host its 3rd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament, benefiting, an online charity that connects donors to Miami Dade County classrooms in need. Additionally, the tournament benefits The Foundation for New Education Initiatives, a Miami-Dade County School Board program created to enhance student achievement and community engagement. The tournament has received celebrity and influencer endorsements from the likes of Alonzo Mourning, Ken Griffey, Jr., Jay Harris, Jason Taylor, Bucky Dent and Mark Duper and many more throughout the years.

“Our annual celebrity golf tournament raises significant amounts of dollars that go directly to many desperately needed educational programs in our county through and The Foundation for New Education Initiatives,” said Alex Tonarelli, Managing Director, Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

Public school teachers spent $1.6 billion of their own money on classroom supplies and gear in the 2012-2013 school year, according to a report released in June 2013 by the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA), a trade association for educational product companies.

“We hope to exceed our contributions this year, which funds as many Miami Dade County educational projects as possible, and relieves the burden from our educators who spend thousands out of pocket on school supplies and instructional materials,” added Tonarelli.

In 2010, Loews Hotels celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Good Neighbor program by partnering with in an effort to improve public education. Over the three years, Loews’ team members have raised funds by organizing car washes, bake sales, golf tournaments and making individual donations to support education in their local communities. The culmination of year round fundraising for Loews Miami Beach is the group-based 18-hole, scramble format tournament, held at the Miami Beach Golf Club. Since 2010, the tournament has raised nearly $150,000 in resources for classrooms and students across Miami Dade County.

“We are thrilled to participate, for the second year, in the Loews Miami Beach Celebrity Golf Tournament,” said Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and the Chair for The Foundation for New Education Initiatives. “It is through philanthropic donors, like the Loews Miami Beach Hotel that we are able to give back to the local schools in our area and fund innovations beyond the basics that will keep our schools, our graduates, and our community competitive in the decades ahead.”

In this year’s golf tournament, celebrity Chef Josh Capon from NYC’s beloved Lure Fishbar, and three time NYC Burger Bash winner, whose celebrity frequented restaurant in SOHO opens in South Beach this fall, will serve a gourmet seafood feast for lunch alongside the resorts’ Executive Chef Frederic Delaire. Each foursome will feature a celebrity player, with special giveaways and a top-notch silent auction with a multitude of sought-after luxury items.

“The support we have received from Loews Hotels in helping teachers across the country acquire the materials and resources their students need in the classroom has been tremendous,” said Charles Best, CEO of

America’s Got Talent Miami Auditions 10/25/13-10/26/13

America’s Got Talent Miami Auditions
AGT Miami Auditions/Oct 26th & 27th
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Do you have what it takes to win $1 million dollars and be named the most talented act in America? America’s Got Talent is the only talent competition show open to any age and any talent, and has been recognized as a “shocking, modern-day variety show”.

The auditions are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for performers across the country to showcase their talent in 90 seconds to the series’ producers, in the hopes of being able to take the stage in front of the “AGT” judges. Every type of performer is welcome: Last season’s competitors included musicians, dancers, magicians, contortionists, comedians, singers, jugglers, animal acts, and everything in between.

Cafeina Wynwood 4th Annual Halloween Party 10/26/13

Cafeina Wynwood 4th Annual Halloween Party
FB Cover-Halloween2013_fog_outSaturday, October 26th, 9:00 p.m.- close
Cafeina Wynwood Lounge
297 Northwest 23rd Street
Miami, FL 33127

Cafeina Get’s Spooky with it’s 4th annual Halloween Party

Cafeina Wynwood Lounge announces it’s 4th annual Halloween party, “London Fog;” a nightmarish chapter torn from London’s 18th Century Victorian era, with thrilling criminal characters and looming legends of the time. Cafeina Wynwood’s interior lounge will be filled with dark corners, flickering candles, exceptional bottle service and may be a knife tickling your back from Jack the Ripper.

Libations on special include, “Watson’s End;” Bottle Packages like, “Jekyll & Hide,” featuring Svedka & Johnnie Walker Black Label, great for groups. Spook­tastic beats by resident DJ SKITTY, featuring open format and dance­worthy beats. Interactive performances by the Mussé Collective.

Following the villain themed Victorian bash, Cafeina will also be shimmy­shaking on all Hallows Eve, Thursday, October 31, 2013, with their regularly Thursday scheduled Beats & Burlesque shows, featuring a thrilling Halloween twist. Venture into Wynwoods ‘Hidden Gem’ (says, CBS Local) and grab your front row seat to, “Bordello of Blood,” with London beauty, Aurora Natrix, special guests and thrilling beats by DJ SHARPSOUND. Showtimes are between 9:00 PM ­ 12:00 AM, no entry fee and free parking available.

Advanced package specials include:
($90) 1 bottle Moet & Chandon with pre­fixed tapas platter. Pre­orders available until October 17th.

3rd annual Fort Lauderdale Zombie Walk at America’s Backyard 10/18/31

3rd annual Fort Lauderdale Zombie Walk
Friday, October 18, 2013, 6pm
Fort-Lauderdale-Zombie-WalkAmericas Backyard
100 SW 3rd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
More Info

The walkers of South Florida have risen again for the 3rd annual Fort Lauderdale Zombie Walk. The event this year will be held at Americas Backyard. Hungry growling walkers will take on the skilled zombie response team at Revolution Live before invading downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Himarshee District at 10pm for the walk.

The city would like to warn all citizens that during this free event more than 2,000 walkers will be wrecking havoc on downtown Fort Lauderdale. The zombies will be participating in spooky crafts from local crafters and a Live DJ set from Tonx. For zombies that are hoping to devour something other than BRRAAIINSS, the streets will be lined with some of the best food trucks in south Florida offering zombie inspired menus.

Yes, even zombies drink too! Free drinks will be given out, in Americas Backyard, to zombie participants after the walk. Costume contest for children and adults (kids at 8pm and adults following the walk) will take place. Get your tickets early for a chance to have your makeup done by one of six horror makeup artists that will help take your undead look to another level!

Remember if you think the Zombie fun ends here you’re DEAD wrong! Americas Backyard will be hosting a Dead Pirate’s of the Caribbean Halloween Party on Oct 31st and Day of the Dead Fiesta Nov 2nd.

Adoré Nightclub Grand Opening during Art Basel Week 12/5/13

Thursday through Sunday evening from 10:30 p.m. until 5 a.m.


Adore_Rendering_CandleBarAdoré Nightclub
2000 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL, 33139

The jet set will have something else to love come December’s Art Basel week with the grand opening of Miami Beach’s newest hotspot Adoré Nightclub. The venture brings together nightlife moguls Cy Waits and Cory McCormack of Ocean First Group, the masterminds behind some of Las Vegas’ most sought after nightlife establishments; Waits of XS in the Encore and Tryst at the Wynn and McCormack of Body English, Rehab and Wasted Space at the Hard Rock Hotel. Adorned in gold, the venue surpasses the traditional concepts of Miami Beach nightlife, providing a lavish outlet for V.I.P. guests, superstar DJs and celebrities to play.

“We are excited to expand to Miami Beach,” says Waits. “It’s a capital of nightlife worldwide and we look forward to bringing our vision to the city,” says McCormack.

Located on iconic Collins Ave and beside the boutique Boulan Hotel, Adoré will host world renowned DJs and performers alike. Inspired by a forgotten cathedral’s fall from grace, Adoré features a decadent candle bar with engraved antique mirrors downstairs with a darker hanging chain bar to refresh mezzanine level guests. The deep reds and glowing ambers create an atmosphere that is both sweet and sinful, where guests can explore the intimately hidden corners of the venue. Luxurious booths circle the dance floor, while a glowing cathedral ceiling floats above the stage and DJ.

In addition to the nightclub’s plush décor, the 12,000-square-foot space will also be equipped with the finest sound and lighting systems in the city. Adoré will feature the most elite sound system in Miami using the latest line by Funktion-One, the industry leader of premier nightclub audio systems. With over 100,000 watts of hi-fidelity power clients and artists can expect an enhanced nightclub experience unparalleled by other venues.

Setting new standards in nightclub technology, SJ Lighting has created a lighting and video design that raises the bar for world-class clubbing. Partygoers will vibe to the DJ’s tempo late into the morning hours under a custom three-dimensional LED sphere, propelling the disco ball concept into the 21st century. While facing the DJ booth, guests will discover a floor to ceiling LED display showcasing video imagery and effects that are fully integrated into the control systems of the club. Expect the imagery, color and effects to flow together seamlessly with the music and atmosphere of the night. Adoré’s control system is considered the industry standard throughout the professional lighting community, having been implemented at esteemed events including EDM festivals, the Olympics and the Super Bowl.

Young Patronesses of the Opera 58th Annual Gala Vegas Live 11/2/13

Young Patronesses of the Opera Celebrates 58th Annual Gala “Vegas Live”
November 2, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Hotel
1109 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
Tickets and Info

The Vegas Strip is coming to Brickell Avenue and the odds for a great time can’t be beat as Young Patronesses of the Opera (YPO) presents Vegas Live, its’ 58th Annual Gala.

The city’s oldest and most established black-tie affair, the YPO Gala each year kicks off the Miami social season. Vegas Live gets underway at 7:00 p.m., when the JW Marriott Hotel does a disappearing act becoming Caesars Palace for the evening complete with Elvis impersonators, Vegas showgirls, and Rat Pack crooners.

Miami High rollers and starlets will join gala chair ladies; Patricia Mederos, Kimberly Criser, Leatrice Damus, Connie Danluck, and Gretchen Kirtley, for a fun-filled evening of dining, dancing and wagering at a silent auction with such exciting prizes as a luxurious Chinchilla fur stole, valued at $1800.00, to benefit YPO’s mission of furthering opera education in South Florida. Also in the cards is a special tribute to Past President and Life member, Louise Todaro, who devoted 53 years of service to the organization, helping many of YPO’s education programs, especially the very successful In-School Opera Program.

“Every year, the YPO Gala is a must-attend social event which benefits an exceptional arts organization, and our 2013 Gala will truly be a night to remember,” said Patricia Mederos, President of YPO. “We are so grateful to this year’s gala sponsors without whom YPO would not be able to further its mission of opera education.”

Founded in l955, YPO is supported by a group of women who work without staff to advocate educational music programs and the Florida Grand Opera, the gala’s proceeds will fund music and opera educational programs, including a Girl Scout Workshop for more than 500 Girl Scouts and an annual teachers’ workshop which offers continuing education credits for 150 Miami-Dade and Broward County teachers on opera education in the classroom. Each year YPO’s dedicated group of volunteers brings professional children’s opera performances to more than 25,000 elementary school students. They also fund a national Voice Competition, which awards scholarships to gifted young opera singers.

GMCVB Miami Attractions Month – Buy One, Get One Free Admissions October 2013

GMCVB Miami Attractions Month Buy One, Get One Free Admissions

Miami Attractions Month Offers Buy One, Get One Free Admissions & Special Deals at Top Attractions and Hotels in October

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) launches its fifth annual Miami Attractions Month (October 1 – October 31) bringing locals and visitors Buy One, Get One Free Admissions to the destination’s leading attractions. And, this year, MasterCard has become a new partner allowing for consumers to save an additional 10 percent on purchases made with their MasterCard – from admissions to food to souvenirs in the gift shops.

There is no better time to check those adventures on your vacation “wish list” off than now as Miami Attractions Month has something for everyone this October. Tap your inner animal by swimming with the dolphins or get up close and personal with the alligators! And save too!

Eighteen Participating attractions include:
Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum
Coral Castle
Deering Estate at Cutler
Dolphin Harbor at Miami Seaquarium
Everglades Alligator Farm
Fruit & Spice Park
Jungle Island
Miami Auto Museum at the Dezer Collection
Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures
Miami Seaquarium
Miccosukee Indian Village
Monkey Jungle
Palmetto Mini Golf
Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Miami Brewing
Seal Swim Program at Miami Seaquarium
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Zoo Miami

Also, Miami Attractions Month is offering attraction-themed hotel package discounts on accommodations, breakfasts and access to venues for the whole family. Visit for full details on packages offered in hotels such as Hampton Inn & Suites Miami South Beach, Courtyard by Marriott – Miami Homestead and Hilton Miami Downtown.

“Miami Attractions Month is an ideal opportunity for everyone, especially families, to treat themselves to Miami’s best attractions at a fraction of the cost,” said GMCVB President and CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME. “We are thrilled to welcome our hotel partners to the program and provide even more savings for our visitors. Our residents might just take advantage to plan a family fun-filled staycation too!”

Don’t forget to get social and participate in a Facebook promotion running throughout the month providing consumers with the chance to win $50 MasterCard gift cards. Fans just need to share the Miami Attractions Month post for their chance to win. Details can be found at

Miami Attractions Month is part of the GMCVB’s increasingly popular Temptations program, which takes a thematic focus on the best that Miami has to offer throughout the year at attractive prices. Other programs include Miami Romance Month, Miami Spice Restaurant Month, Miami Spa Month, Miami Museum Month, Miami Film Month, Miami Golf Month and Shop Miami Month.

Bakehouse 1st View 2nd Friday October 2013 10/11/13

1st View/2nd Friday ] October 2013
Fri, Oct 11, 7:00pm until 10:00pm
bakehouseBakehouse Art Complex
561 NW 32nd Street
Miami, Florida 33127

$5 Admission; Free for BAC Members.
Enjoy refreshments and live entertainment!

Join us for our October exhibition opening

Opening Receptions
Welcome to the Hard Times:
Landscape photographs of East Texas
by Vaughn Wascovich
In his latest project, Vaughn combines the primitive technology of pinhole cameras with the latest in digital scanning and printing, in an attempt to document the Northeast Texas landscape with a poetic and unique vision. On view in the Audrey Love Gallery through October 28, 2013.
Artist talk at 8 pm

The World in Images
With many resident artists working primarily with photography, this exhibition is dedicated to showcasing the world through their lenses. The participating artists come from different backgrounds and are Miami-based. The cultural diversification is not only present in their surrounding, but apparent in their work with imageries and composition. Featuring: Irina Dakhnovskaia-Lawton, Sarah Henderson, Alexis Trigoura, Lauren Swartzbaugh, Ralph Ventura, Harvey Zipkin
On view in the Swenson Gallery through October 28, 2013.

Art of Shade and Glam-A-Thon Strut for Breast Cancer Awareness Month 10/13/13

Art of Shade and Glam-A-Thon Strut for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
glamdoll/Sunday October 13th, 11-3pm
Esplanade Park
401 SW 2nd St.
Fort Lauderdale, 33312

What is the Glam Doll Strut? The Glam Doll Strut® is the most fashionable and fabulous breast cancer fundraiser to hit the streets of Fort Lauderdale! On October 13th, thousands of Divas will strut down SW 2nd Street in grand style as the teams shimmy, shake and sashay for the Celebrity Judging panel in an attempt to win one of the coveted Glam-A-Thon™ crowns.

Glam-A-Thon™ proceeds will be donated to the Broward Health Foundation and be used to provide funding for women battling breast cancer, mammograms, diagnostic testing and special assistance for medication, wigs and other ancillary items at the Lillian S. Wells Women’s Health Center at Broward Health Broward General Medical Center and the Lisa Boccard Fund at Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Center.

Viva Paris International Show by Erika Moon Production 11/8/13-11/9/13

Viva Paris International Show by Erika Moon Production
Invite Viva Paris Colony TheaterNovember 8th at 8pm and November 9th at 8pm and 10 pm
Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, Fl 33139

$25 and up include seniors and students discount
Purchase Tickets Online
Ticket Phone: 1-800-745-3000
Buy your ticket between Oct 25th & Nov 3rd and get 20% off with the Promocode: AVPSM

A Parisian Revue, Burlesque and Variety Show in Miami!

Viva Paris International Show will let you step into the most Celebrated Cabaret! Immerse yourself into an exotic world that entertains the senses through dance, elegance and beauty with a sizzling flare of burlesque!

This dynamite 80 min. show featuring a full international team of 20-artists production crew, presents a colorful variety of acts that will dazzle and seduce the audience!
Welcome to the Cabaret!
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Ensuring Environmental Sustainability in South Florida 10/8/13

Ensuring Environmental Sustainability in South Florida
Tues, Oct 8, 5:30-6:30pm
Miami Dade College – North Campus
11380 N.W. 27th Ave.
Miami, FL 33167
Room 2151 Building 2
Register with Nicole Reyes, NICOLE.REYES003@MYMDC.NET

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals Service-Learning Program, a program of the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy at the North Campus presents

Ensuring Environmental Sustainability in South Florida
Speaker: Sam Van Leer,
Founder and President of Urban Paradise Guild

Presentation focuses on the 7th Goal of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, which is Ensuring Environmental Sustainability. Mr. Sam Van Leer founded and is president of Urban Paradise Guild (UPG), one of the most respected environmental organizations in South Florida. UPG focuses in maintaining but more so, replacing the natural habitats in our community, creating sustainable and eatable community gardens, and cultivates seed for Haiti. UPG has been named iCED’s Community of the Year for multiple years at various campuses.

For those who wish to make a Service-Learning Commitment, S-L Contracts will be signed.
The presentation will include a description of the UPG Interns & Mentors program.
For more info about these opportunities and our Calendar, see .

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals Service-Learning Program extends the opportunity for students to enhance and expand their education, professional and personal skills, understanding and knowledge about the realities of international issues that affect our surrounding community through service. It focuses on the awareness and understanding of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UNMDG). The UNMDG are eight goals that were identified and agreed by the governments around the world in 2000 to tackle on the pressing global social issues and to accomplish them by 2015. Regardless if these goals are fully accomplished or not by 2015, it is an achievement already for one that the global community has identified the common goals and another that there has been strives already in all goals in working towards alleviating the social problems.

Rise Up Gallery and You And I Are Love 10/8/13

Rise Up Gallery & You And I Are Love
localartTues, Oct 8, 5pm-8pm
Wood Tavern
2531 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, Florida 33127

Rise Up Gallery & You And I Are Love and our sponsors Wynwood Brewing Company will be hosting a Happy Hour Benefit event for Rise Up Gallery, a non-profit gallery in Wynwood. We will be raffling off art donated by our talented local artists during happy hour. You will also have the chance to collaborate with Kedz & Crew with one catch: your hands will be taped! This way you get to experience what it’s like to paint or draw if you were disabled.

Rise Up helps disadvantaged artists in our community–partners with Jackson Memorial Hospitals twice a month giving art therapy and provides the local artist a place to showcase their work. David McCauley is truly an amazing individual! He inspires people to believe in themselves and follow their dreams.

Come out to have fun, enjoy free tacos and support Rise Up Gallery @ Wood Tavern next Taco Tuesday!
And learn about what Rise Up is doing in the art community!
Giving is receiving!

Artists Donating work…
Kazilla Illa
Jaime Ferreyros
Janin Cruz
Ivan Roque
Alexandra Lushy Seda
Tesoro Carolina
Clay Frye
Aquarela Js
Sharif Slimting
Effis Art

Goodbye, Miami? 10/9/13

Goodbye, Miami?
109nlchwlwbueventflyer-1Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Blackbird Ordinary
729 Southwest 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33130
Free Entry
Registration Required

You might have seen the Rolling Stone article about Miami’s future as an “American Atlantis.” We’ve got serious environmental challenges ahead in South Florida, and the rest of the country is watching. Can we be the place that invents a creative, community-driven approach to global warming?

Join the New Leaders Council Miami, WhereBy.Us and HighWaterLine|Miami for a rapid fire discussion on climate change, rising sea level, political engagement and Miami’s future with a lightning round of local experts:
Katy Sorenson: President & CEO, The Good Government Initiative
Caroline Lewis: Executive Director – The CLEO Institute,
Dr. Harold Wanless: Chair, Univ. of Miami Department of Geological Sciences
Nicole Hernandez Hammer: Director, FAU Climate Change Initiative
Laura Reynolds: Executive Director, Tropical Audubon
Sebastian Eilert: Architect & USGBC
Marta Viciedo: Urban Planner

Past NLC Miami Fellows and Executive Team will be on hand to answer questions about our 2014 NLC Institute Fellows Program and how to apply.

Public Space Challenge Wrap Party 10/16/13

Public Space Challenge Wrap Party
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 6 – 8 p.m.
publicspaceThe Stage Miami
170 NE 38th Street
Miami, FL
RSVP Required
Facebook Evite

Come connect with participants and young, engaged Miamians. We’ll announce top ideas from the 250+ submissions and provide opportunities for everyone to get involved in the Challenge’s next phase. After a month of deliberation by community experts and professional placemakers The Miami Foundation will announce the top ranked ideas submitted to the foundation’s Public Space Challenge at a “Wrap Party.” More than 250 submissions were submitted from engaged Miamians who want to create and improve local public spaces within Miami- Dade County.

Once announced, The Miami Foundation will invest $100,000 to make the top ideas a reality. Health Foundation of South Florida is investing an additional $20,000 in the challenge for ideas promoting healthy, physical exercise activities and access to fresh food through gardens and farmer’s markets.

Guest Article: Park Avenue Pianos and the Rolls Royce Wraith Launch

Park Avenue Pianos treated Braman Rolls Royce VIPs to a private concert at the exclusive launch for the 2014 Rolls Royce Wraith, the most potent and technologically advanced Rolls Royce ever made. Park Avenue Pianos brought a mint condition and “Golden Age” Steinway Grand Piano from its collection, for a classical performance by: concert pianist Ronen Segev, president of Park Avenue Pianos; FIU alumni, Soprano Rebecca Longtemps; and 10-year-old singer and violinist, BPinchuk. Florida International University (FIU) President Mark Rosenberg attended the concert and event, which drew support for FIU’s music program. Park Avenue Pianos, with locations in New York City, Miami and Washington D.C., provides clients with the world’s most finely crafted Steinway & Sons pianos including Steinway grand pianos, upright pianos and Steinway baby grands. Park Avenue Pianos provides Steinway pianos of various vintages of past and present, including mint condition “Golden Age” Steinway grand pianos, considered by many to be the best Steinway ever made. Park Avenue Pianos works with concert pianists to handpick the finest examples of “Golden Age” craftsmanship from around the world, and, through a with a team of renowned specialty technicians, restores their original Golden Steinway piano sound. For more information about Park Avenue Pianos, visit

Photos by World Red Eye:
Ken Harte (Braman Motors general manager), Mark Rosenberg (FIU president), & Ronen Segev (Park Avenue Pianos president)
Park Avenue Pianos President Ronen Segev, musical performers Biana Pinchuk and Rebecca Longtemps
Kirstin and Uli Petzold
Nikki and Richard Barron
Katie and Alex Yahr
Steinway Grand Piano
Gerardo Guijarro & Rebecca Longtemps
Park Avenue Pianos at the VIP launch of the new Rolls Royce Wraith
10-year-old singer and violinist, Biana Pinchuk

3rd Annual ART MACtown at Oxenberg Fine Art & Kelley Roy Gallery 10/12/13

3rd Annual ART MACtown
Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 6:30 to 10pm.
Oxenberg Fine Art and Kelley Roy Gallery
50 NE 29th Street
Miami, FL. 33137
Wynwood Arts District.
Suggested $25 donation at the door.
Complimentary parking will be available.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served sponsored by Giraffas Brazilian Restaurant Midtown, Machiyas Restaurant Midtown, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, and Mixtura Peruvian Fusion Restaurant.

Oxenberg Fine Art and Kelley Roy Gallery is proud to host the 3rd Annual ART MACtown. Over 100 original works of art created by the very individuals MACtown serves will be on display and available for purchase. The best news is that anyone can own a unique piece of original artwork created by a very special artist for the very affordable price of $50 for a 10” x 10” canvas.

MACtown’s mission for the past 51 years has been to improve the lives and further the independence of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in South Florida.

“ART MACtown was the vision of international artist George Rodez who first approached me about this project three years ago” said Violet Gonzalez of MACtown“. He came to us with a plan that we thought would not only help MACtown raise some much needed funds but also help the people we serve by offering them an outlet where they could get in touch with their emotions, inner feelings and express themselves through painting. The canvases painted would then be showcased at a reputable art gallery, giving our artists the opportunity to be seen in a world where they can sometimes go unnoticed. Rodez works with each and every one of our clients in helping them express themselves. Some of our artists are non-verbal while others have very little mobility, but it is amazing and nothing short of a miracle to see how they light up when they take that first paintbrush in their hands and begin to paint and create to the best of their ability”.

Miami Celebrates 200 Years of Giuseppe Verdi Grand Opening Reception 10/11/13

Miami Celebrates 200 Years of Giuseppe Verdi Grand Opening Reception
Friday, October 11, 2013 From 6pm-9pm
trittico_verdi_su_bianco_x_mail_1Galleria Ca’ d’Oro | Miami
Design District 4141
Suite 105F – Ground Floor
NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
rsvp required:

Ca’ d’Oro, the gallery that made their grand appearance in 2010 with the iconic larger than life pink snails during Art Basel Miami Beach has recently relocated from Coral Gables to the epicenter of luxury, the 4141 Building in the Design District. In conjunction to Giuseppe Verdi’s Bicentennial and as a celebration, Ca’ d’Oro Gallery will open it’s golden doors on Friday, October 11th, 2013, with a group exhibition Homage to Verdi and offer to Miami a unique one-in-a-lifetime experience with a vibrant live classical music concert by the prestigious Cameristí della Scala of Milan.

“We are very excited to move to the 4141 Building and form part of the renaissance of the Design District. This is Miami’s future as the arts, fashion, and design destination” says Gloria Porcella, co-owner and curator of Ca’ d’Oro Gallery.

Homage to Verdi is a moving and engaging memorialization to one of the most important opera composers in Italian history, Guiseppe Verdi (October 10, 1813–1901). Curated by Gloria Porcella and Lamberto Petrecca, the exhibition highlights the works of 34 contemporary artists- spanning from Romero Britto, the pop artist Leonardo Hidalgo, award winning composer-artist Alfredo Rapetti Mogol, Monica Casali, eco-friendly artist Erika Calesini, Daniela Pasti Augias, Sasha Torrisi, Gloria Sesana, among other members of the artistic Ca’ d’Oro extended family.

The year 2013 is an auspicious time for Italy, for it is also marks “The Year Of Italian Culture in the United States” and in this stellar alignment the Italian Consulate-General in Miami and with the support of Classical South Florida, the grand opening will be accompanied by a live musical performance by the Cameristi della Scala of Milan, who will be seducing the guests with an exclusive program, absolutely unique in the international music world. It contains “Fantasie” from Verdi’s operas, composed in the 19th century by Italian important composers, sometimes Verdi’s friends and coworkers. These pieces, gifts, and celebrations to the greatness of the composer were lying forgotten and without an editor in world libraries. Thanks to the Camersiti della Scala, they are now discovered and played for the first time in our modern times. Viva Verdi!

The live classical performance will take place on the night of the grand opening. The exhibition will be on display until November 20th, 2013.

(Un)Filtered Poetry at Panther Coffee (#justiceforreefa) 10/7/13

(Un)Filtered Poetry at Panther Coffee (#justiceforreefa)
Mon, Oct 7, 7:00pm until 10:00pm
poetryPanther Coffee
Miami, Florida

We are hosting a very special edition of (Un)Filtered Poetry at Panther Coffee in honor of the life and art of Israel “Reefa” Hernandez, the 16 yo artist who was killed by police while tagging an abandoned McDonald’s building. His death has deeply affected our community and its artists and we have not forgotten and continue to demand justice be done. This (Un)Filtered will be centered around his memory and those of so many others like him who have lost their lives and seen no justice.

This event comes at the end of a four day series of events centering around #justiceforreefa and we are proud to be part of this movement.

Per usual, we will have an open mic portion for all artists who would like to contribute. We will also have an incredible line up of featured artists including Barbara Trawick, Calvin Made-Son Early, Percival Jordan II Emily Sheila, Bridget Pelaez and more.

In addition to a night of literary bliss, we will have a library of donated books and will be selling them for a donation of $3 dollar, but ask that people give as much as they can because ALL proceeds will go to his family. Some of his art will be on display andhis mother will also be in attendance and will speak on behalf of the family.

This will be a great opportunity to show his family support, as well as come together to remember and celebrate his lie and art. This is our community, our art, our expression. Let us never forget.

Locos Only – Free Beer Tasting #7 10/7/13

Locos Only – Free Beer Tasting #7
locosonlyMonday, Oct 7, 6:00pm until 8:00pm
The Grove Spot
3324 Virginia Street
Miami, Florida 33133

Loco is a word that although Spanish in origin, has entered the English lexicon and become part of popular culture. You would be hard pressed to find a person in the U.S. who did not fully understand the meaning of the word loco. It is used in everyday speech, in advertisements and even literature. It will soon join the ranks of other assimilated foreign word like lingerie, soufflé and kindergarten. And rightfully so. It’s words like loco which give our language a little diversity…

Ok. Sorry. We misunderstood the writing assignment. This invitation is for Locals Only, not Locos Only. Let’s start again.

Craft beer is an amazing world. One that is really driven by the local communities and local breweries. This locally-sourced movement is popular in beer and other culinary fields. We are sure you’ve seen your share of farm-to-table restaurants and ones who will only serve and use local ingredients. In a similar way, local craft beer is all about keeping things close. Although names like Sam Adams, Dogfish Head and Magic Hat are national players, it would have never been possible with the support of their local market and local fan base. It is important to support your local breweries. At this point we have three commercial breweries in Miami-Dade and Broward, Schnebly – Miami Brewing, Wynwood Brewing, and Funky Buddha. There are a few more in the building process like M.I.A. Brewing, Biscayne Bay Brewing, Gravity Brewlab and others too. We also have several brewpubs like the venerable Titanic Brewing, Gordon Biersch, The Abbey and Organic Brewing. We also have, what we like to call, breweries to be. These are groups producing high-quality and innovative beers as they plan their entrance into the marketplace. We have several like Forth Age, Opus Ales, Invasive Species and Midnight City who have really been called into action and providing local craft beer fans with neat and edgy brews. The bottom line is that although we do not have (at this point) a large number of commercial brewing, we do have a strong number of local brewers producing great beers. Come get a sneak peek at what they’ll be pouring at Grovetoberfest at our 7th and final tasting, Locals Only on Monday Oct 7 at The Grove Spot.

beats after sunset agustina woodgate “hopscotch” on view 10/4/13

beats after sunset agustina woodgate “hopscotch” on view
1254friday | october 4| 8–11pm
Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

first fridays of every month | art + music happy hour | free for members!
sponsored by Reyka Vodka

• exhibitions on view:
mat collishaw
agustina woodgate | hopscotch
eve sussman | rufus corporation
tc: temporary contemporary
egyptian gallery

• beats by DJ: george owen
• non-members: $10

host committee
michal amedia | nick d’annunzio | kenny araujo | franky arriola | fabian basabe | yossi bibas | melissa brown | yissel cabrera | gino campodonico | elizabeth eidelson | amanda israel | alexander anthony mijares | jipsy | wes pearce | aaron resnick | steven j. rodriguez | bette ann schlossberg | dominique breard | brian ehrlich

Wynwood Wednesday at LMNT Arts 11/13/13

Wynwood Wednesday at LMNT Arts
wynwoodwednesdayWednesday, November 13, 2013, 7-11 P.M.
LMNT Arts (Near Midtown)
55 NW 36th St.
Miami, FL 33127

Admission: $20

Miami’s premier event space, LMNT Arts, presents “Wynwood Wednesday”. This mid-week gathering brings together Miami galleries and businesses for a preview of what’s to come in this upscale, pre-Basel, art, music, and cocktail networking event. Guests can enjoy a Cocktail Lounge courtesy of Chivas Regal in a relaxed atmosphere with live music & spoken word and special raffle prizes. This will be another alternative to the Wynwood Second Saturday for 21 and over professionals, galleries, and businesses. Admission is $20 and proceeds from this special evening will benefit the healing arts programs at Art Studio Miami.

Monkey Shoulder Triple Malt Whiskey celebrates launch of Cheeky Shirt ft. Jeremy Argyle 10/3/13

Monkey Shoulder Triple Malt Whiskey celebrates launch of Cheeky Shirt ft. Jeremy Argyle
MonkeyShoulderThursday, October 3, 2013, 3 – 5 p.m.
Oak Tavern
35 NE 40th Street
Miami, FL 33137

Monkey Shoulder Triple Malt Whisky, distilled by William Grant & Sons, will be hosting a launch party at Oak Tavern to celebrate the release of its Cheeky Shirt, in collaboration with Jeremy Argyle. The Cheeky Shirt is a blue and brown plaid button-down with the Monkey Shoulder logo emblazoned on the shoulder. The recipe of the famous “Monkey Jam Sour” cocktail is hidden under the shirt cuff.

Oak Tavern’s courtyard setting will have two satellite bars, custom painted Monkey Shoulder cornhole sets for guests to enjoy, as well as multiple bartenders mixing up the classic “Monkey Jam Sour” and small plates.

2013-2014 Miami Ballet Season Kickoff 10/18/13

2013-2014 Miami Ballet Season Kickoff
miamiballetFriday, October 18, 2013, 6:30pm
6:30pm Red-Carpet Reception
8:00pm Performance
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33132
Buy Tickets

Celebrate the Opening of Miami City Ballet’s 2013-2014 Season!

On Friday, October 18, 2013, Miami City Ballet will be kicking off another extraordinary season of ballet in true Miami style. The outdoor plaza of the Adrienne Arsht Center will be abuzz with a live DJ, cocktails, and photo-ops with dancers in full-costume. Join us from 6:30-8:00pm to strut down the red-carpet, pose for the paparazzi, and get ready another year of ballet with “one of America’s most beloved dance companies.”

The Season Kickoff Celebration is FREE with your ticket
to the evening performance of Program I: First Ventures. Tickets to the performance start at just $20.

Coral Gables Third Annual Burgerliscious Festival 11/7/13

Third Annual Burgerliscious Festival
Thursday, November 7, 2013, from 6pm – 10pm
Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park
Coral Gables, FL 33134

General Admission: $60, includes 6 “slider burgers” and two Samuel Adams beers.
VIP tickets: $125, include unlimited “sliders”, two Samuel Adams beers, early VIP admission access and commemorative swag.
Tickets online

Bonafide burger aficionados will be able to sink their teeth into gourmet burgers dreamed up by more than twenty of Coral Gables’ premier restaurants. Our burger bonanza also kicks-off Miami Live Music Month (, a premier program of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. Entertainment will feature Mad World Orchestra and DJ Mayner.

The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and Samuel Adams have partnered for a third year to present this mouth-watering burger event. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will also benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation to help support small business programs.

“Burgerliscious was inspired by the very best in burgers and to remind everyone that food can be both flavorful and fun – as well as a reason to gather as a community,” said Mark A. Trowbridge, President and CEO of The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. “Our burger festival is designed to continue to position Coral Gables as a foodie mecca, no matter your style, budget or gastronomic cravings. It is about more than meat and cheese and bacon and toppings; it is about the culinary experience.”
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the 3rd annual Burgerliscious festival. We want to showcase the Gables very own premiere restaurants to the community. As this festival grows each year, this is one you don’t want to miss out on,” said Wayne Eldred, owner/operator of Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill.

Participating Coral Gables restaurants include (to date):
· The Bar
· The Café @ Coral Gables | Books & Books
· Christy’s Restaurant
· The Eating House
· Fritz & Franz Bierhaus
· La Santina Wine & Tapas
· Morton’s the Steakhouse
· Pincho Factory
· Prieto’s Restaurant – Regency Hotel Miami
· Roc Kat Ice Cream Co. LLC
· Seasons 52
· Shake Shack
· Shula’s 347 Grill
· Swine Southern Table & Bar
· Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill
Meat alternatives (veggie and fish options) will be available for those with restricted diets.

BURGERLISCIOUS is sponsored by Sam Adams, South Motors BMW, the City of Coral Gables, Brown-Forman Beverages, Jack Daniels, Credomatic Merchant Services, Logistical Outsourcing, Inc. and The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.

Knight Arts NEA Grant Application Workshop Miami 10/3/13

Knight Arts NEA Grant Application Workshop Miami
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 5 p.m. – Conversation to begin promptly at 5:30pm
The Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137
RSVP Online

Parking: Complimentary parking will be available in the lot across from The Little Haiti Cultural Center

As the arts community in South Florida continues to grow, more and more organizations are seeking funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. In an effort to demystify the NEA grant application process, Knight has invited former NEA Director Museums and Visual Arts Robert Frankel to walk us through best practices and tips in applying to the NEA.

We hope you can join us for this informative and practical workshop followed by Q&A and a cocktail reception.

Talk Nightlife 6-6-6th Anniversary 10/4/13

Talk Nightlife 6-6-6th Anniversary
Friday October 4th – 8 PM start.
Wood Tavern and then wherever.
2531 Northwest 2nd Avenue
Miami FL
RSVP Online

Why: 6 years of this shit.

Who: Me and probably 3 other people. Let’s try to get at least six to show up.

Again, I don’t want to deal with the logistics of a club event and we all either work in clubs or don’t go to them, so it’s at a bar and we’re probably crashing someone else’s party. Wood Tavern doesn’t know and probably doesn’t care if we show up or not.

But it’s fun. Trust me. We’re the last standing nightlife website that isn’t advertorial. That’s something to celebrate.

FYI, I’m aware the real birthday is September 17th but that’s a weekday.

St. Jude It’s All About The Kids Signature Event 10/5/13

St. Jude “It’s All About The Kids” Signature Event
StJude_IAATK EviteSaturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Blvd Way
Miami, FL 33131

Tickets: start at $150 for members and $175 for non-members
Purchase Tickets Online

Friends of St. Jude (FOSJ) Miami, the young professionals dedicated to raising awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s mission, and chaired by Jeb Bush Jr., invites the South Florida community to the sixth annual International Dermatology “It’s All About the Kids” event, presented by the Andrés Asion Foundation.

“We are excited to host another successful event, to ensure children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases have the opportunity to receive the treatment and care they need,” said Jeb Bush Jr., chair of FOSJ. “Thanks to our partners and South Florida’s ongoing support, Friends of St. Jude has been able to raise more than $600,000.00 to benefit thousands of patients; ensuring that none of their families ever receives a bill from St. Jude for their treatment, medicines, travel and lodging costs.”

During the event, guests will have the opportunity to savor an exquisite tasting menu and sip delicious cocktails, donated by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, while enjoying special music performances by The Culture Band and DJ Irie. “It’s All About the Kids” will be hosted by award-winning journalist and anchor of Univision Network’s news-magazine show Primer Impacto Pamela Silva Conde, and co-anchor of “The Morning Show” on Fusion, a new cable network for multi-cultural millennials, Pedro Andrade. This year’s “It’s All About the Kids” presenting sponsor is the Andrés Asion Foundation. “What St. Jude does for the advancement of cancer research is priceless. Giving life changing opportunities to children all over the world!” commented its founder, Andrés Asion.

Silvia Trinidad, from International Dermatology Research, Inc., will be recognized for her unwavering, life-long commitment to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Throughout the years, Silvia has been a relentless advocate in the fight against pediatric cancers worldwide.

“I’m honored to have been selected as this year’s honoree, and applaud St. Jude for their tireless mission to offer all children with cancer and other diseases the care they need to live,” declared Trinidad, who serves as president and research director of said organization. “It’s important for all of us to know, however, that our work doesn’t end here. We must continue to help advance treatment and research that will get us closer to a cancer-free future for our children.”

International Dermatology will serve as the event’s title sponsor for the sixth consecutive year, while the Andres Asion Foundation will serve as the event’s presenting sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. Other event sponsors include: Pollo Campero/The Gutierrez Family, LAAD, Peter Kellner, Erik Fresen, Academica, The Valls Family, Resorts World Miami, Henry Parra, GreenbergTraurig, Car2Go, Cesar and Pamela Conde, Carlton Fields, Garrido Foundation, Sarria Enterprises, INC., Braman Honda, VELU, Promotional Party Sticks, Midtown Residences, Gymboree, Land South Group, Vestcor Foundation, FPL, AmeriKooler, República, MillerCoors, Cutty Sark, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Univision Radio, and Miami Magazine.

Meet and Greet Luther -Uncle Luke- Campbell 10/5/13

Meet and Greet Luther (Uncle Luke) Campbell
Saturday, October 5th from 6-10pm
jorge-gulf-luke-wine-tastingGulf Liquors
1681 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL. 33139
RSVP Required to

Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell is pleased to unveil Uncle Luke’s Rum (ULR) Passion Fruit, the first flavor in his line of imported signature Rums, exclusively to the South Florida market. “Passion Fruit” has an exceptionally smooth, refreshing, and authentic taste that today’s modern consumer is looking for. It offers a distinct profile unmatched by any other rum currently on the market.

Rightfully so for Campbell’s legendary status represents a distinction that can’t be diminished. He was the first to independently own a thriving record label in the South. He knocked down doors by taking the issue of freedom of speech on musical recordings to the Supreme Court and won. In doing so he created the very first parental advisory sticker. He created the first street team and discovered talent that has gone on to sell millions of records.

Uncle Luke’s Rum Passion Fruit is manufactured exclusively by Grenada Distillers Limited and imported from the Caribbean island of Grenada. Grenada Distillers is the largest and best-known distillery in Grenada which has been in operation since 1937 and has been awarded over 105 medals internationally for their rum products. Grenada Distillers Ltd aims to achieve the highest quality and total customer satisfaction. Uncle Luke’s Rum is made under the expertise of their trained distillers using rich molasses, distilled and blended using their own secret traditional methods. The rum line is distributed by Republic National Distribution and is expected to be released to additional markets by the end of the 2013.

A consummate trendsetter, Luther Campbell is a longstanding Rum connoisseur, which makes Uncle Luke’s Rum a long overdue venture.

Family Friendly Haunted House at Miami Children’s Museum 10/21/13-10/31/13

Family Friendly Haunted House
MCM_Halloween2013_MH_31690October 21st – 31st!
Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway
Miami, FL 33132

Entrance to the Haunted House (October 21-31) is included in each regular admission to the Museum. Admission is $16 for adults and children, $12 for Florida Residents, free for children under 1 year and admission for Members is complimentary.

It’s a Family Friendly 2,500 square foot Haunted House that can be as scary as you want it to be, but what makes this one special is it features its own 7 foot Baby T-Rex along with its collection of clowns, zombies and haunting music and sounds. All your little ghosts and goblins are guaranteed to have a boo-tiful time at Miami Children’s Museum’s Not So Scary Haunted House, October 21 -31, at MCM on Watson Island.

“We aren’t looking to scare our young visitors, but we still want them to have a full Halloween experience,” says Mike Neufeld, MCM Director of Exhibits. “We typically ask the family\visitors at the door what level they want. Then we radio in our code telling the actors to which level to scare.”

The MCM Haunted House stars the only life-like dinosaur in South FL that moves under its own power. The Baby T-Rex is part of the Museum’s Dino Island exhibit and will be a featured part of the Halloween Festivities. The Haunted House also includes: Spooky clowns, Zombie babies, Pirates, a Dino Graveyard, hay bales and pumpkin patch area, and a trick or treat area! All with scary sounds effects and live actors hiding around every corner!

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.

Miami Children’s Museum receives both private and public funding. MCM is sponsored in part by the City of Miami; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council.

6th Annual Halloween Extravaganza, Benefiting God’s Innocent Angels Foundation For Rett Syndrome 10/12/13

6th Annual Halloween Extravaganza, Benefiting God’s Innocent Angels Foundation For Rett Syndrome
Invite Kings QueensOctober 12, 2013, 9:00pm
6910 Appaloosa Trail
Southwest Ranches, FL 33330

Tickets: $50.00 for Royal Palace (Pre-Sale General Admission) or $75 at the door
Private Chateau (VIP) Pre-Sale tickets: $100.00.
No VIP tickets will be sold at the door.
Purchase Tickets Online

This year marks the 6th Annual Halloween Extravaganza charity event benefitting God’s Innocent Angels and their efforts to create awareness and open a center for children affected by this debilitating disorder. Rett syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder of the grey matter of the brain that almost exclusively affects females with clinical features including small hands and feet and a deceleration of the rate of head growth including microcephaly. People with Rett syndrome are prone to gastrointestinal disorders and up to 80% have seizures. They typically have no verbal skills, and about 50% of individuals affected do not walk. Currently there is no cure for Rett syndrome, but studies have shown that restoring MECP2 function may lead to a cure.

This year’s Halloween Extravaganza Royal theme is “An Enchanted Evening In The Royal Palace”. The popularity of and exposure given to this yearly event has grown tremendously and as, in years past, will certainly prove to be the event of the season. October is RETT Syndrome month, and the event couldn’t take place at a better time! This year’s event will be more extravagant than last year’s, including libations and food meant for Royal pallets, mesmerizing entertainment for a Kings court and a Kings ransom in prizes.

Be the Voice of Gia! GIA’s mission is to create awareness and open a center for children and families affected by this debilitating disorder. To do this, we need your support on every level, not just financially, but by supporting our cause. The foundation is 100% volunteer-based and no founder or director of the organization takes any salary or benefits from the proceeds, which will be used to build the GIA Center for Children and Families affected with RETT Syndrome.

God’s Innocent Angels Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization created in 2011 and actively raises awareness for children affected with Rett Syndrome, a developmental disorder affecting little girls worldwide (one in every 10,000 to 23,000 births). It affects little girls of all racial and ethnic groups, and it is rarely seen in boys. RETT syndrome causes problems in brain function that are responsible for cognitive, sensory, emotional, motor and autonomic function. These can include learning, speech, sensory sensations, mood, movement, breathing, cardiac function, and even chewing, swallowing, and digestion. RETT Syndrome is a developmental disorder, not a degenerative disorder. These girls will never have the ability speak.

Miami Beach Jazz Festival 11/16/13

Miami Beach Jazz Festival
Saturday, November 16th
Fillmore Miami Beach
1700 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tickets $45.00 in Advance and $55.00 day of show for General Admission;
$55.00 Advance and $65.00 day of show for Reserved Seats;
$25.00 General Admission and $35.00 Reserved Seat tickets for Students.
There is also a limited number of VIP tickets available.

Tired of Jazz Festivals that aren’t really Jazz Festivals? Well look no more!
The Miami Beach Jazz Festival is Jazz, pure Jazz! Scheduled for Saturday, November 16th at the intimate Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre, the event promises to be a line-up of quality Jazz performances that will capture the excitement of fans throughout South Florida and beyond including headliner Michelle Coltrane, vocalist and daughter of jazz legends John and Alice Coltrane.
“There are many music festivals that call themselves ‘Jazz’ events, but are all too often watered down with other types of music” says event founder and producer, Carmen J. Cartiglia. “The Miami Beach Jazz Festival will be going back to the basics and will showcase performances from exceptional true jazz artists.”

Michelle Coltrane represents a strong legacy of performers in the Jazz World. The only daughter of John and ‘Alice Coltrane, her first CD was released in 1994. “I Think Of You” a collaboration with musician and composer Scott Hiltzik produced a blend of classic and contemporary Jazz. “The Jazz Times” noted the recording to be deeply rooted in the Jazz tradition and was well received including winning a YES award. Her current project is in collaboration with guitarist Shea Welsh (performing with Michelle at the Festival), who is also the musical director for her band. Michelle and Shea are writing new material, and arranging new and classic standards to create the bands unique modern/retro sound.

The announced addition of headliner Michelle Coltrane rounds out a full slate of true jazz performances. Also appearing on the bill will be the duo of Brazilian jazz guitarist Joe Carter and flautist Ali Ryerson; award winning jazz pianist Markus Gottschlich; violinist Mads Tolling; and the South Florida Jazz Orchestra featuring Special Guest performers including Michelle Coltrane and Ed

From now through October 15th, student musicians and bands from all over South Florida will be able to apply for a competition that could lead them to be chosen as the opening act for the Festival. Applications are available at the website: Each student who enters will be given a ticket to the Festival as well as a free pass to the series of three master classes being taught by some of the featured artists at the Betsy Hotel on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach during the week prior to the Festival.

“We’re going ‘Old School’ for this event and bringing the people of South Florida a true Jazz event that they can be proud of!” Mr. Cartiglia goes on to say that “this is the start of an annual Jazz festival that will grow with each year and establish Miami Beach as the home for ‘True Jazz’ and the revival Jazz is enjoying.”

The Festival is being sponsored by Atlantic Broadband, The Road Less Traveled: Project Ecuador, Bloomingdale’s, ArtMiami.TV and Cynthia & Lance Geller.

Downtown First Friday Art Walk 10/4/13

Downtown First Friday Art Walk
miami downtown skyline detail at nightFriday, October 4, 2013

This new cultural initiative shines a light on the growing art community and collector market in Downtown Miami, bringing together non-profit arts organizations and local galleries for special exhibitions, artists open studios, exclusive openings, and artist panel discussions. Downtown Miami “First Friday” Art Walk is a refreshing cultural initiative that serves as a cultural destination and economic engine in Miami’s active and vibrant downtown cultural community. First Fridays will be scheduled every month throughout the year.

Galleries from SW 3rd Street to NE 3rd Street
CU1 Gallery
117 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33101
CU1 Gallery, a new contemporary photo space in Downtown Miami, opens its doors with “Look At Me”, a group show on view from June 27 through October 14, 2013. “LOOK AT ME” features work by five international artists- Simon Emmett, Billy & Hells, Tina Luther Christopher Thomas, And Roger Weber – all shown in Miami for the first time.

The Artisan Lounge presents: “Lightness” by Cesar Ray in collaboration with the Aluna Arts Foundation and “Threads” by Katy Stallfus
Open Artist Studios, Exhibitions, Performances
Open 6pm- 10pm
500 NE 1st Ave.
Miami, Florida 33132
Phone (305) 209-4278
500 NE 1st Ave. Miami, Florida 33132
The Artisan Lounge
“Lightness” by Cesar Rey & “Threads” by Katy Stallfus
Open Artist Studios, Exhibitions, Performances
An innovate artist studio and exhibition space for over 26 Miami artists with a monthly schedule of curated exhibitions. Artisan Lounge currently is presenting “Lightness” by Cesar Rey, and ” Threads” by Katy Stallfus . Visit the art studios of David Elgena, Marcos Rodriguez, Dajo Photography, Giselle Delgado Buraye, Carolina Molina, Maximiliano Pecce, Vesna Vera, Steven Chun, Diana Pantoja, Reniel Diaz, Michael Glidden, Aurora Molina, German Molina, Pepe Mar, Espiritutara, Marcella Novella, Sol Gersh, Jacky Velis, Gustavo Roman, Maria Castillo, Janet Mueller, Virginia Quinn, W10, IRREVERSIBLE Projects & Magazine, Augusto Esquivel, Katy Stallfus, Carolina de Panfilis, and Astolfo Funes.
6-10 Pm
111 Sw 3 Street, 7th Floor, Miami, Fl 33130
Phone: (305) 206 – 4734
Free parking available on site. Metered parking available nearby

Galleries from SE 3rd to NE 3rd Street
McCormick Place
Open Artist Studios, Exhibitions, Performances
McCormick Place is a vibrant production-based event space featuring various well-known artists. Currently, it houses nine artist studios belonging to Eleazar Delgado, Scottie Flamm, Virginia Erdie, Julie Ross, Karen Kim, Manuel Rodriguez, Ana Rossi, Scott Doyle and Eva Avila. There is also a gallery space located on the first floor. Sean McCormick, the curator behind the venue, describes it as “a place where any idea can come to life.

Gallery Walk On The River
By Nina Torres Fine Art
6-8 PM
Guided tours upon request
James L. Knight International Center
400 Se 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
Contact: 305 395 3599
Parking Available @ Miami Tower Parking
Free transportation via Miami Trolley & Miami Metro Mover

Galleries from NE 4th Street to NE 11th Street
MDC Museum of Art + Design
Antonia Eiriz: A Painter & Her Audience
Elaborate Webs/Striking Exploits: Anne Austin Pearce & Sara Stites
Traveling Forms/Leandro Vazquez
600 Biscayne Blvd. – AT NE 6th Street Miami, FL
Where: MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd. (305-237-7700)

Dimensions Variable | Pyramid Solitaire – Importing/Exporting Attitudes
6-10 PM
Dimensions Variable
100 NE 11th Street
Miami, FL 33132
United States
Call +1 305 607 5527
An exhibition space interested in advancing artistic discourse in Miami. The gallery provides a forum for contemporary art since 2009. Their focus is to invite national and international artists to exhibit and discuss their work along side Miami based artists. Dimensions Variable are a Knight Arts Challenge Grant recipient from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The gallery is a pioneer of the exodus from the Design District and increasingly unaffordable Wynwood to downtown Miami. Since relocating to the downtown Arthouse building last year, Dimensions Variable has continued expanding its brand of conceptually provocative and experimental offerings, drawing not only art lovers but also other local talent to join them in the neighborhood.
Dimensions Variable is run by Adler Guerrier, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova and Frances Trombly.

Bas Fisher Invitational presents:
“Wordweary” and “Weird Miami Bus Tour”
by Tao Rey
100 Ne 11th St., Miami, FL 33132
Tao Rey, an an artist raised in Miami, was a founding member of “The House,” a pioneering alternative art space in Miami run by Rey, Bhakti Baxter, Daniel Arsham and Martin Oppel from 1999-2003. Rey’s paintings of re-arranged words took cues from his own graffiti and street signs and were exhibited widely at that time. Since 2012, Rey has maintained the Instagram feed Wordweary, capturing singular moments within the urban tropics in a precisely edited feed. BFI will present an edited selection of his photographs, along with a Weird Miami bus tour further exploring urban poetics through Rey’s eyes on Sunday October 13th.

Impressions: A Selection of Academic Printmaking and Artists’ Books from South Florida
Turn-Based Press
6-10 PM
100 NE 11 Street

On Site street parking

Galleries from NE 12th Street to NE 18th Street
Artopia Art Center and Masterworks
1723 NE 2nd Avenue
Phone : 305 374 8882
Celebrates 25 years fosters engagement in the arts and culture bringing unique events, exhibitions and programs for artists, collectors and Miami audiences. Also featured are Masterworks of mid and late 20th century contemporary International and Latin American masters.

A Tres Bandas
curated by Albert Recasens
An exciting presentation of visual images and sound focused on the Indigenous, Hispanic and African cultural roots of American music.
Centro Cultural Espanol 10am-5pm
1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
Phone:(305) 448-9677
hours 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Additional Downtown Cultural Offerings
Art in Public Places 111 NW 1st Street Suite 625 Miami, FL 33128
History Miami
101 West Flagler Street Miami, FL 33130
Miami Art Museum
101 West Flagler Street Miami, FL 33130
New World School of the Arts
25 Northeast 2nd Street Miami, FL 33132
InterContinental Hotel Art Project Space
100 Chopin Plaza Miami, FL 33131
Miami International University of Art & Design
1501 Biscayne Boulevard #100 Miami, FL 33132
Historical Museum of South Florida
1075 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132
Cannonball/LegalArt Miami
1035 N Miami Ave #200 Miami, FL 33136
Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway Miami, FL 33132
Centro Cultural Espanol 1490 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33132
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation 1018 N Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33136
New World School of the Arts Gallery 25 NE 2nd Street Miami, FL 33132
This new cultural initiative shines a light on the growing art community and collector market in Downtown Miami, bringing together non-profit arts organizations and local galleries for special exhibitions, artists open studios, exclusive openings, and artist panel discussions. Downtown Miami “First Friday” Art Walk is a refreshing cultural initiative that serves as a cultural destination and economic engine in Miami’s active and vibrant downtown cultural community. First Fridays will be scheduled every month throughout the year.

Pure Barre Miami Celebrates One Year Anniversary 10/24/13

Pure Barre Miami Celebrates One Year Anniversary
Thursday, October 24th, 2013, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Pure Barre Miami
205 Altara Ave.,
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Toning and sculpting locals and celebrities alike, Pure Barre is the latest fitness trend to hit South Florida. Stars like Madonna, Zooey Deschanel and Natalie Portman (that Black Swan body didn’t materialize overnight) all sculpted their stunning dancer-esque physiques using the barre technique, which incorporates small isometric movements to effectively target problem areas women struggle with the most such as abs, hips, seat and arms while integrating stretching sessions to elongate muscles and prevent bulk.

Pure Barre Miami has already sculpted hundreds of bodies into pure perfection and now, in honor of its one-year anniversary “barre-ty”, they are inviting the community to join them for an evening of celebratory pampering featuring pop-up beauty “barres” by GBS Beauty Store, healthy bites and handcrafted cocktail shots by LIQS.

Pop-up pampering stations include complimentary mini-manicures at the Purely Polished Mani Barre featuring the hottest nail shades by Deborah Lipmann and Butter London, a Fall Lip Barre featuring Lipstick Queen and Sara Happ, and a Brighten Up Eye Barre with all the creams, concealers and powders the lid can hold.

Guests will also enjoy an exclusive pop-up shop by Athleta featuring the latest workout gear for the season and giveaways throughout the night. In addition, the first 100 guests will receive a GBS gift bag filled with must-have beauty essentials.

Founded by dancer, choreographer and fitness guru Carrie Rezabek Dorr in 2001, the Pure Barre workout has exploded in popularity. Since it began franchising in 2009, more than 100 Pure Barre studios have opened nationwide. Pure Barre Miami opened in 2012 at 205 Altara Avenue in Coral Gables. For more info, visit

Select Fair Miami 2013 12/2/13-12/8/13

Select Fair Miami
selectDecember 2 – 8, 2013
The Catalina Hotel
1732 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

December 5th – 10am – 7pm
December 6th – 10am – 7pm
December 7th – 10am – 7pm
December 8th – 10am – 7pm

Multipass (4-day pass) $20
General Admission $15
Students & Seniors $5
Tickets Will Go On Sale October 1st 2013

The first 300 people who purchase artwork at SELECT Fair will receive a limited edition print by acclaimed contemporary artist Young and Sick!

December 2nd – Steve Powers Mural Party // 7pm – 11pm
A collaboration between New York City, Miami & Philadelphia: toasting the unveiling of Stephen “ESPO” Powers’ mural. Music will be presented by nationally known DJs as the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program celebrates its 30th Anniversary year with an announcement of their new project dedicated to the art of DJing in 2014.

December 4th – Vernissage // 7pm – 10pm
Select’s Vernissage event is exclusive to Select VIP’s. The earliest opportunity for connessiour’s to acquire before the masses. The Vernissage includes drinks, tours & the launch of SELECT Fair’s application powered by Collectrium. Visitors will also get an up-close look at the Steve Powers Mural & the installations by Meow Wolf & Swoon.

Sign Up For Select VIP (Press, Collectors, Gallerists, Museum Affiliates, Arts Patrons, Etc.)

December 6th – Public Reception // 7pm -11pm
Celebratory toast to VIP guests, exhibitors & the Select Fair team. There will be special performances by Artist David Gil, DJ sets & a cocktail hour. The Reception will include a celebration of the public installation created by The Fashion Institute of Technology NYC.

A contemporary art fair featuring the work of only the best selected galleries, collectives, print publishers and solo artists. Select is focused on introducing progressive concepts in art to the international community and providing a platform for acquiring dynamic new works of art.

Select is proud to showcase a wide variety of marketable works more indicative to the expanding boundaries present in the contemporary art world. While at Select you can expect to view painting, sculpture, photography, video, fiber art, performance art, ceramics, installations, street art, outsider art, etc.

Steve “ESPO” Powers // Large Scale Mural
Swoon // Installation
Meow Wolf // Installation
Melissa Madonni Haims // Installation
FIT NYC // Installation

Empty Kingdom // San Fransisco, CA
Page Bond Gallery // Richmond, VA
Galeria Emma Molina // Monterrey, MX
InLiquid // Philadelphia, PA
Idiosyncrasy // Brooklyn, NY
Hunter and Gatti // New York, NY
Con Artist // New York, NY
Superchief Gallery // New York, NY
Paradigm Gallery // Philadelphia, PA
Urban Studio // New York, NY
Off Center Art Center // Melbourne, FL
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program // Philadelphia, PA
International Visions Gallery // Washington, DC
Digital Art Project Gallery // Montréal, CA
Starry Night Retreat // Truth or Consequences, NM
JAG Modern // Philadelphia, PA

Rebecca Rose // Davenport, FL
John Y Wind // Philadelphia, PA
Anne Elisabeth Kiaer // Oslo, Norway
Derek Gores // Melbourne, FL
Marc Bradley Johnson // Brooklyn, NY
Constance Culpepper // Philadelphia, PA
David Gil // Paris, FR
Christopher Stout // Brooklyn, NY
Marit Stang // Disenaa, Norway
Pamela Jones // Miami, FL
Melissa Madonni Haims // Philadelphia, PA
Mark Mitchell // Saint Petersburg, FL
Cynthia Hsieh // Quebec, CA
Cougar Vigil // Dulce, NM
Missy Pierce Oppenheimer // Boca Raton, FL
Madonna Phillips // Richmond, VA

OurMiami Public Space Challenge Wrap Party and Awards Announcement 10/16/13

OurMiami Public Space Challenge Wrap Party and Awards Announcement
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 6 p.m.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Our Miami Public Space Challenge. Your ideas, comments and insights will help us build a more open, attractive and engaged place to live.

Please join us for our Wrap Party and grant awards announcement, Wednesday, October 16 at 6 p.m. Details and the full invitation will follow.

You may continue to comment on and support ideas through October 14. Click here to see submitted ideas.

Seven50 New Leaders Lean Forward event at The Lab Miami 10/29/13

Seven50 New Leaders Lean Forward event at The Lab Miami
LeanForward-CC-Header-DRAFTv2-2October 29, 2013
Networking and Reception: 6:00 PM
Presentation: 7:00 PM
The Lab Miami
400 NW 26th St
iami, FL 33127

Registration is free.
Registration is limited and available on a first come first served basis.
Register Online

Southeast Florida prides itself in self-expression, forward fashions and diverse cultures. However, the region’s music, art, fashion and culture have yet to create a world-class, creative class.
What does South Florida need to foster creative entrepreneurship?
What will make South Florida an attractive and effective place to support the creativity?
What types of collaborative resources are needed?

Can South Florida Ignite a Creative Economy?

At this event, come hear fresh thinking from new leaders in the fields of art, design, music and technology as they answer the questions above.

Seven50: A blueprint for ensuring economic prosperity & the best-possible quality of life for Southeast Florida will present:

Where are we today?
What is the impact of current trends if continued?
What are those things that Seven50 can do to help?

Recently, we have seen resurgence in arts and culture and innovation and technology. There is a growing spirit and community of artists, musicians, tech startups and an increasing number of resources to support them, including art fairs, music festivals, academics, accelerators and financing sources.

But, is this enough? The creative community in Southeast Florida is still emerging relative to other centers. Cities such as Austin, Pittsburgh and Washington DC/Northern Virginia are making the transition from an “old” economy to an innovation economy.

Fabulous Miami Multichamber of Commerce Event 10/3/13

Multichamber of Commerce Event Business Card Exchange
Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
event1Aloft Hotel Brickell
1001 SW 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33130

Cost: $10 for members- in Advance $15 for non.
Cost at the Door: $15 at the door for members $20 for non. by Monday, September 30th 2013
Purchase Tickets Online

Valet Parking: Available
Dress Code: Business Attire

The Chambers of Camacol, Coconut Grove,Colombia, Chile, Greater Doral, 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 Monthly Multichamber of Commerce networking event.Mix and mingle with local professionals, promote your business, share your ideas, expand your network and have fun!

Includes: A complimentary drink and appetizers for an hour. Bring your Business card to participate in raffle to win surprise prizes.

Halloween Festival Of Souls at Las Olas Riverfront 9/26/13-11/1/13

Halloween Festival Of Souls at Las Olas Riverfront
September 26, 2013 until November 1, 2013
FOS_MediaeventLas Olas Riverfront
300 SW 1st Ave # 133
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Open every Thursday through Sunday from Sept 26th through Nov 1st providing entertainment for everyone! We look forward to seeing you at South Florida’s Hottest Halloween Attraction for 2013.

2nd Annual Festival of Souls, South Florida’s goriest and most horrifying event this Halloween Season, at Las Olas Riverfront, Ft. Lauderdale.

Following on from the great success of last year’s event, Festival of Souls is back and scarier than ever. It will feature the Demon Mansion, a 10,500 sq. ft. Haunted House, a 6,800 sq. ft. Pitch Black Maze and a 2,000 sq. ft. Live Zombie Paintball Shoot featuring real live Zombies.

Guests’ five senses and pulse rates will be put to the test as they enter the 10,500 sq. ft. Demon Mansion. It has been completely renovated with even more rooms and scares to make the public run for their lives. They will make their way through a labyrinth of demons, zombies, monsters and some very intricate hi-tech frightening rooms featuring the “Gates of Hell” and “The Asylum” amongst others. The 6,800 sq. ft. Pitch Black Maze will be an attraction attendees better be ready to handle. They will have to maneuver through a pitch-black labyrinth with twists, turns and dead ends. A 2,000 sq. ft. Live Zombie Paintball shoot and more will be added bonuses to this year’s Terror at the Riverfront.

32nd Annual Designer SwimShow 7/19/14-7/22/14

32nd Annual Designer SwimShow
July 19-22, 2014
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL.

Featuring the best swimwear, beachwear and related accessory designers, the best special events and the best track record in the industry, the 32nd annual Swimwear Association of Florida’s (SAF) SwimShow is on deck and ready to make a splash when it returns.

The annual trade show, recognized as the most important swimwear trade show in the world, has shown major growth in the designer division over the past decade presenting more and more elite swimwear brands and designers from across the globe. Designer label members of SAF have exponentially doubled and even tripled in more recent years with a 1:10 ratio of the 400,000 square feet of exhibition space taken by higher price point labels.

Some of this year’s designer brand exhibitors include Agua Bendita, Amanda Wakeley, Ank, Anna Kosturova, Badgley Mischka, Beach Bunny, Betsey Johnson, Caitlin Kelly, Cecilia Prado Mare, Cia Maritima, Cynthia Rowley, DSQUARED2, Eberjey, Elizabeth Hurley, Frescobol Carioca, Gottex, Heidi Klein, Issa London, JADEtribe, Janine Robin, Karla Colletto, Jo De Mer, L*Space by Monica Wise, Lauren Moffatt, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Lenny Niemeyer, Maryan Mehlhorn, Matthew Williamson, Melissa Shoes, Melissa Odabash, Milly, Nanette Lepore, Panache, Parke & Ronen, OndadeMar, Rachel Pally, Retromarine, Seafolly, Shay Todd, Shoshanna, Strong Boalt, Suboo, Trina Turk, Vitamin A, ViX Paula Hermanny and many, many more. The 2013 SwimShow even included special appearances by designers Betsey Johnson and Nanette Lepore at the trade show.

“We welcome the most important and impressive swimwear designers from across the globe with open arms and always enjoy seeing the hot new lines,

trends, colors and styles from these trendsetters,” said Judy Stein, Executive Director of the Swimwear Association of Florida. “As we continue to expand into our fourth decade, we are proud that the SwimShow has remained such a hallmark industry event, with the latest in swimwear, beachwear and celebration.”

More than 8,500 attendees from 60 countries attended the 2013 SwimShow, and that number is only expected to grow in 2014.

“From the swimwear designers that everyone looks forward to seeing each year to brand-new designers showcasing their incredible talents, SwimShow is all about bringing together the best and brightest in the industry,” said Stein. “In 2014, we will continue to bring the finest show with the hottest designers and styles from across the globe to Miami Beach. We are already starting to feel the buzz, as requests for applications for the 2014 show are pouring in, at this early stage.”

SwimShow is the premier resource for buyers from all swimwear categories, and caters to designer boutiques, resort shops, specialty stores, surf shops, department stores, mass merchants and more. This global trade show includes buyers, manufacturers, designers, corporate personnel, press, bloggers, fashion consultants, stylists and other fashion industry leaders. SwimShow features a variety of iconic women’s, men’s and children’s swimwear companies.

The Miami Broward Carnival 10/13/13

The Miami Broward Carnival
Miami_Carnival_CoverSunday, October 13, 2013
Gates open at 11am and the parade starts at 12 noon.
Sun Life Stadium
2269 Northwest 199th Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Admission is $22 in advance and more at the gate.
Children under 12 are free. VIP Tickets: $100 online, more at the gate.

Showcase of Costume, Pageantry, Culture and Music Set

Feel the Vibe of North America’s Ultimate Carnival Experience

The Miami Broward 2013 Carnival Season is officially here and Miami Broward Carnival Connoisseurs Set To Participate. South Florida will witness the vibrant colors and pulsating energy at Sun Life Stadium, where over 20 masquerade bands will participate in a two mile street parade within Sun Life Stadium and compete for Band of the Year bragging rights. The costumes are being judged on visual impact, creativity, authenticity, clarity of theme, best use of color and presentation. This year’s costumes will showcase a spectacular riotous blend of colors, pageantry and fantasy.

Following the parade, a concert featuring the 2013 Soca Monarch & Road March King Superblue and some of Soca and Chutney heavyweight singers and bands will take place. Performers include: Raymond Ramnarine, Sir Oungku, Ravi B, Shal Marshall, Nutron, Supa Jigga, TC, Yankee Boy, Chucky, Nisha B and Kimmy, all backed up by Red Hot Flames, Dil-E-Nadan and Karma. Concert hosted by Giselle D Wassi One and Mc Wassy. In-house music powered by DJ Spice and Team Soca.

Families will enjoy Caribbean food, drinks, arts and craft @Caribbean Village and a kid zone at the event.

Miami Broward Signature Events include:

Saturday, September 28th, 2013- Miss Miami Broward Carnival Pageant at the Lou Rawls Center (Florida Memorial University)-7pm. Call 786.356.0869 or email

Sunday, October 6, 2013-Jr. Carnival-Central Broward Regional Park (3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311) from 12noon – 12 midnight. The Junior Carnival is an annual parade and Caribbean inspired family event that gives young people the opportunity to celebrate their place within the Caribbean culture. Admission: $5.00

Friday, October 11, 2013-King and Queen and Panorama @ Carnival Village-Central Broward Regional Park(3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill,Fl 33311)-Performances by Lauderhill Steel Ensemble, Miami Pan Symphony, New Generation Branches, Pantastic Steel , Resurrection Steel and Silver Stars USA. Admission: $12.00 advance and more at the park. Time: 5:30pm-11:00pm

Saturday, October 12, 2013-J’Ouvert (Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, Fl 33311).
Time: 7:00am. Featuring Steel Band and DJ Music, Body Paint, Mud, Water, Powder. Over 20 masquerade band participating. Admission: $12 advance and more at the park

Miami Broward Carnival is executed with the support of the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami -Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Sponsors include delancyhill, Tampico, the City of Miami Gardens and Sun Life Stadium.


Hollen & Jen Showroom Fall Opening Soiree 9/26/13

Hollen & Jen Showroom Fall Opening Soiree
Thursday, September 26 from 12 to 7 p.m.
Hollen & Jen Showroom
1177 Kane Concourse, Suite 201
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154

12 – 3 p.m. – Complimentary vintage-inspired hair, makeup and beauty services
5 – 7 p.m. – Complimentary LeSutra cocktails and hor d’oeuvres

As summer draws to a close, fall back in time with Hollen & Jen Showroom at their fall opening soiree. The event, which is complimentary to attend, will showcase vintage couture fit for the modern age fashionista that will include top designer labels, such as Pucci, Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro, Chanel and many others. Guests will indulge in a beauty lounge with hair styling and makeup applications, taking a cue from the 60’s with such looks as the classic winged liner and the bodacious bump. Trendsetters nostalgic for vintage glam will also swoon over an informal modeling presentation. Hollen and Jen will be on hand to provide tips on how to make a beehive or bouffant work with your stylish fall look, be it a circa 1960’s Chanel shift dress with tights or a geometric patterned ensemble. The 60’s are back in full force, so ramp up your closet with some retro fashion pieces by Hollen and Jen!

Marlins Beerfest at the Clevelander at Marlins Park 9/28/13

Marlins Beerfest at the Clevelander at Marlins Park
marlinsbeerfestSaturday, September 28, 2013 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Clevelander at Marlins Park
Northwest 14th Avenue
Miami, FL 33125
Buy Tickets Online

The Clevelander at Marlins Park has the perfect event for all beer enthusiasts to enjoy samples various beers. Many brands will showcase their special brews at the Clevelander before the Marlins take on the Detroit Tigers. Stay for the game and party all night inside the Clevelander!

Country Western Party 9/26/13

Country Western Party
110Thursday, September 26th
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
4008 Aurora Street
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Please RSVP!

As you plan your outfits, we would recommend that you wear your dance shoes.

However, if you plan on wearing boots please make sure there are no nails or pointy ends that would scratch or damage our beautiful dance floor.

Thank you for your cooperation, we look forward in seeing you there.

Network at The Gale – Regent Cocktail Club 9/26/13

Network at The Gale – Regent Cocktail Club
The_Gale_South_Beach_InviteSep 26, 2013, 6-8:30pm
Gale South Beach
1690 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach Florida
Chamber members: FREE
Non-members: $15 (cash-only)
RSVP Online

Enjoy the warmth of Italy in South Beach!

Bring your business card for a chance to win a raffle prize.

*Please note the event will take place @ the bar.

Network After Work at Bar Louie 9/25/13

Network After Work
Wednesday September 25th, 6-9pm
Bar Louie
3201 N.Miami  Ave.
Miami, FL
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Build business contacts, create new opportunities or mingle with some of the cities top business professionals at our next event in September. We are expecting this to be one of our largest events to date so make to RSVP before it sells out. If you have already registered, invite a friend using the Refer a Colleague link in the right column.

Networking Tip:
The Goal of networking should be to help people. It would be great if they helped you as well, but networking is a two-way street. Your part is about helping others, not asking them to help you. Asking for leads or favors should only become a possibility once you have learned more about the person and provided value to them.

Aqua Art Miami 12/4/13-12/8/13

Aqua Art Miami
aqua-logo-smallDecember 4-8, 2013
Aqua Hotel
1530 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Opening Night / VIP Preview: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, 4 to 11 p.m.  Exclusively for VIP cardholders and members of the press
General Admission Dates:
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: One-day fair pass for only Aqua Art Miami $15
Multi-day fair pass for Aqua Art Miami, Art Miami and Context $70

"Aqua embraces emerging talent, acting as an incubator for Context and Art Miami, and introducing collectors and curators to fresh faces whose exciting work complements the pieces by more established artists that they are already displaying," says Nick Korniloff, Director of Art Miami LLC. "We can now provide our loyal international collector base with opportunities to acquire works of art at the highest level from all categories of the contemporary market."

Aqua also gives Art Miami a foothold on the beach, conveniently serving art collectors, professionals and enthusiasts on both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway, connected by shuttle buses and multiple-day passes for entrance to all three fairs.

Across the water, the intimate rooms overlooking the Art Deco courtyard of the Aqua Hotel will be transformed by 47 exhibitors, including galleries, artist projects, an educational institution, and winners of the ArtSlant Prize. A widely respected online magazine and network for contemporary art, ArtSlant is holding a yearlong contest to choose several artists from an open call narrowed down by an international panel of art world luminaries. A media lounge will greet visitors to Aqua, and curatorial interventions will confront them at unexpected turns.

The opening of Aqua Art Miami has become the traditional Wednesday destination of influential collectors and art professionals who migrate en masse from Art Basel Miami Beach’s Vernissage at the Convention Center a short walk away. The lively atmosphere encourages many to linger late in the hotel’s inviting open spaces – and this Dec. 4 will be even more festive with entertaining surprises in store.

Art Miami and Context 12/3/13-12/8/13

Art Miami and Context
artmiamiDecember 3-8, 2013
The Art Miami Pavilion
Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137

Opening Night / VIP Preview: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, 5:30 to 10 p.m. 
Benefiting the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Exclusively for VIP cardholders and members of the press

General Admission Dates:
Wednesday, Dec. 4, and Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013,  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7,  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: One-day fair pass for only Art Miami & Context $35 
Multi-day fair pass for Art Miami, Context and Aqua Art Miami  $70

Art Miami Expands Reach And Artistic Range With A Trio Of Fairs During Miami Art Week, December 2013

Miami’s Original Art Fair Unveils Its First Production of Aqua Art Miami at South Beach Hotel and Its Second Edition of Context

Art Miami, the city’s longest-running contemporary and modern art fair, will return for its 24thedition during Art Week, Dec. 3 through Dec. 8, 2013. The anchor fair for the City of Miami has expanded to include two additional contemporary art fairs: Context in a 45,000-square-foot pavilion adjacent to Art Miami in the Wynwood Arts District; and Aqua Art Miami at the Aqua Hotel on Collins Avenue in South Beach.

World-renowned for its refined ambience, consummate quality and accessible fdiversity, Art Miami now encompasses all levels of the international contemporary art market: from the modern masterpieces and blue-chip contemporary works at Art Miami, to the cutting-edge pieces by rising and mid-career talents at Context, as well as the latest output from emerging artists ripe for discovery at Aqua Art Miami. The purchase of eight-year-old Aqua during Art Week 2012 brought the perennially popular satellite into the fold of Art Miami LLC, which is retaining Aqua’s relaxed, youthful vibe while providing the amenities, infrastructure and collector base that have become signatures of its other fairs.

On the mainland at the Midtown Miami complex, the juxtaposition of 125 galleries at Art Miami with 65 at Context – hailing from 15 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, as well as from all around the United States – forms a comprehensive art community spanning 250,000 square feet. The 2012 debut of this world-class pairing in the Wynwood Arts District attracted a record-breaking 60,000 visitors and generated sales of more than $50 million.

Art Miami and Context will present a series of special exhibitions curated by Julia Draganović, Elena Forin and Claudia Löffelholz of LaRete Art Projects. Check Out will install captivating and provocative sculptures, displayed by selected exhibitors, in prime positions inside as well as outside, between and in front of, the neighboring pavilions. Think Big will give artists participating in Art Miami space to stretch out in the passageways linking the flagship fair’s three main pavilions, making solo statements bold not only in scale but also in vision and innovation.

Zoom In, the sixth annual Art Video | New Media Lounge, now located at Context, will focus on a single institution specializing in digital and moving images. Five galleries will also be invited to screen video works by artists that LaRete believes warrant a closer look. An independent jury of video art experts will view the pieces onsite and choose one artist to honor with the first annual Zoom In Award on Saturday, Dec. 7. 

Context will once again offer insight into Berlin’s influential art scene with six contemporary galleries selected by a panel of expert curators and art critics. ART FROM BERLIN is presented by the Galleries Association of Berlin (LVBG) – with official support from the municipality of Berlin and the European Union (EU) – which will entertain and enlighten guests at the Berlin Lounge. This microcosm of the global art capital’s dynamic gallery community will include a cross-section of established and emerging exhibitors, each spotlighting two or three artists.

Art Miami and CONTEXT will kick off Art Week on Tuesday, Dec. 3, with the annual must-see VIP Preview, attended by 11,000 art connoisseurs last year. The beneficiary will once again be the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), opening concurrently in a grand new Herzog & de Meuron-designed building on the downtown waterfront. This exclusive evening will serve as the first opportunity for discerning collectors to acquire the most coveted works of art available from the 20th and 21st centuries a day before the fairs open to the general public.

Soirée The 1st Annual VIP Cocktail Party Silent Art Auction and Celebrity Hosts Benefitting Miami Beach Gay Pride 10/19/13

Soirée The 1st Annual VIP Cocktail Party Silent Art Auction and Celebrity Hosts Benefitting Miami Beach Gay Pride
SoireeOct 19, 2013 8:00 PM
Gale South Beach
1690 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tickets for the event are $100.
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You are cordially invited to a VIP Cocktail Reception  with a Silent Art Auction on Saturday, October 19th from 8pm to 11pm on the Rooftop of the Gale South Beach to benefit Miami Beach Gay Pride.

100% of the proceeds will benefit the 6th annual Miami Beach Gay Pride which is set to take place on Sunday, April 13th. Miami Beach Gay Pride is paid for by solely by donations from the community and sponsorship.

Dolce Italian will be providing the delicious hors d’oeuvres and pasta station for this event.

Hosts: Lea Black of Bravo’s "Real Housewives of Miami", Craig Stevens WSVN anchor, Richard Jay-Alexander Broadway Director/Producer, Mayor Matti Herrera Bower, Commissioner Michael Gongora, Enrique Santos from Univision Radio, Nestor Paz from SBS Radio and Mega TV, Rodiney Santiago from Logo TV’s "A-List: New York", David Pulley from Style Network’s "Hot Listings Miami".

Contributing Artists: W. Andre Allen, Pal Stock, Susan Feliciano, Laz Lmnoq, Beatricia Sagar, Havi, Jose Pinto,  Frank Ciliberti, Marcelo Holzinger.

Cocktails will be compliments of Herradura, Pavon and Ripe Bar Juice.
Please purchase your tickets for this event promptly. Due to the limited capacity, tickets are expected to sell out.

SweetTooth Soiree at GulfStream Park 9/27/13

SweetTooth Soiree
sweettoothSeptember 27th, 2013
GulfStream Park
901 S Federal HWY
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

General Admission Ticket: $45.00
VIP Exclusive Ticket: $80.00
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Come & Taste desserts & treats from South Florida’s best confectioners, bakeries, candy makers and pastry chefs at this massive sugar fest.

At SweetTooth Soiree, you’ll get to sample a smorgasbord of delectable desserts from traditional cupcakes and brownies to modern infused treats that will blow your taste buds away.  If you are one of those people who just can’t resist licking the frosting from a perfectly prepared cake, this is the event for you.

Artisanal Fair at the Wolfsonian 9/28/13

Artisanal Fair at the Wolfsonian
20130821_Artisanal_Fair_FINAL9266deSeptember 28, 12-4pm
1001 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL
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Artisanal Fair @ The Wolf And Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Sign-Up

The Wolfson is teaming up with local farms and makers of food products for this all-about-the-food-you-eat event. Meet the farmers, taste their produce, cheese, and other goods, and sign up with a CSA to get fresh produce next harvest season.

Participating vendors include Cao Chocolates, The Cheesecake Gallery, Dauphin Kaffee, Freakin’ Flamingo, Pop Nature, Proper Sausages, and Simply Sharon’s. The afternoon includes the opportunity to take a special guided tour of Modern Meals co-led by museum staff and local farmer Teena Borek, offered at 2:00 pm.

Participating CSAs include TeenasprideCSA, Bee Heaven Farm, and Little River Market Garden. Co-presented with Slow Food Miami and The Village Stand. Free.

Cult Film Friday Rocky Horror Picture Show at Pinecrest Gardens 10/25/13

Cult Film Friday – Rocky Horror Picture Show
October 25, 6:30 p.m. Happy Hour, 8:00 p.m. Movie
rockyhorrorPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Cost: $5 General Admission

“One hundred minutes of pure weird celebration that manages to concoct a bizarre cocktail of sincerity and reckless abandon”. Total Film

This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. Come dressed in your Rocky Horror finest!

Join us for an evening of a cult film classic and refreshments. Garden Cinema will present a monthly film featuring favorites like “Rocky Horror Picture Show”, “Good Fellas” and many more. Take a stroll through the Gardens or enjoy the Gallery prior to the movie…or just enjoy a glass of wine.

Howl-O-Ween at Pinecrest Gardens 10/26/13

howl-o-weenSunday, October 27th, noon – 5:00 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, Florida 33156

Admission: $3 Adults, $2 (Children 2-17), Children under 2 & pets admitted free
Pet Costume Contest $10 Donation (per 4 legged participant)

Pet Fair: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Pet Parade: 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a Halloween “prequel” with a day full of activities for everyone in the family especially your four legged friends. The celebration begins with a Pet Fair featuring pet adoption agencies, vendors, and all kinds of fun activities for dogs, kids and grown-ups too. The day ends with a costume parade for humans and pets alike, and a dog costume contest with wonderful prizes.

Parking is free! Overflow parking access will also be available with the Pinecrest People Mover making continuous stops for pick-up and drop-off from 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. to Pinecrest Gardens from the following locations: Pinecrest Elementary (10250 Red Road), Palmetto Middle School (7351 SW 128 Street), Miami Palmetto Senior High School (7460 SW 118 Street) This community celebration benefits Friends Forever Rescue and the Pet Trust.

Halloween Spooktacular at Jungle Island 10/26/13-10/27/13

Halloween Spooktacular at Jungle Island
logo_jungleislandOct.26th and 27th with activities from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day.
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Downtown Miami, FL
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Calling all princesses, goblins, superheroes and angels: There is only one place to be this Halloween weekend and that’s Jungle Island’s Spooktacular! In honor of the spookiness, kids (age 3-10) come in the Jungle for just $5 with a full paying adult! From trick-or-treating through the Jungle, interactive Witch’s lair, kid-friendly haunted forest, and more, kids of all ages will enjoy a family friendly, fun-filled day on Jungle Island. Plus, everyone can enter into our annual Costume Contest.

Event Activities: Included with Park Admission
Trick-or-Treat Stations
Bubba Gump Spooktacular Costume Contest -2pm (for children ages 3-10)
Kid-Friendly Haunted Forest
Interactive Witch’s Lair
Creepy Cookie Decorating
Face Painting/Arts & Crafts
Child ID Program (Finger Printing)
Goblin Pie Eating Contest
Themed animal Shows

House of Horror Amusement Park at Miami International Mall 9/26/13-11/3/13

House of Horror Amusement Park at Miami International Mall

Miami International Mall (East parking lot)
hoh-logo 1455 NW 107th Ave
Doral, FL 33172
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$23 – Adults
$15 – Children (6 and under)

Park Hours*
Monday – Thursday: 6PM to 11PM
Friday & Saturday: 5PM to Midnight
Sunday: 5PM to 11PM
*Subject to weather and change. Haunted house hours vary from park hours.
– The purchase of a ticket allows for unlimited carnival rides, one entry through the Haunted House, concerts, shows and attractions.
– Tickets can only be purchased at the House of Horror ticket office during regular operating hours.

House of Horror Amusement Park (HOH), South Florida’s largest Halloween amusement park featuring a Haunted House with over 30 themed rooms is back at Miami International Mall from September 26th through November 3rd.

houseofhorrorThis year, House of Horror returns bigger and better than ever featuring, for their first appearance in South Florida, Hulk Hogan’s MCW (Microchip Championship Wrestling), a unique experience made up of a troupe of midget athletes in fun and exciting wrestling matches that will captivate and entertain all attendees. Over twenty dazzling amusement rides, carnival games and food, a high-flying full circus, and the hottest musical performances around will make the visit to the park truly memorable. Small children will also delight in the kiddy rides and the clowns and roaming characters around the park. Gates open for the 2013 season on Thursday, September 26th through Sunday, November 3rd, promising fun for guests of all ages.

House of Horror Amusement Park’s hours of operation are: Mondays – Thursdays 6 PM to 11 PM; Fridays and Saturdays from 5 PM to midnight; and Sundays 5 PM to 11 PM. Park admission is $23 for adults and $15 for children (ages 6 and under). Ticket includes unlimited rides, circus, concerts, and one (1) entry into the Haunted House except for children ages 6 and under. Free Parking is available.

House of Horror promises you an exciting and fun night for your entire family. The largest haunted house in South Florida, House of Horror’s Haunted House is two acres with over 30 rooms of bone-chilling terror. Be prepared as night falls this Halloween Season, House of Horror will bring the dead and unimaginable to life.

You will never be too sure of what might be lingering around you. Park guests can enjoy from a variety of entertainment: over a dozen Carnival rides for children and adults, Hulk Hogan’s Micro Championship Wrestling LIVE as seen on True TV, food, carnival games, circus attractions, live performances, free parking and much more.

Parking is available at Miami International Mall free of charge. Parking is available near HOH on the east side of Miami International Mall (near Kohl’s and JC Penney’s).

Park Attire: Halloween costumes are allowed on site. However, at no time can a park visitor wear a costume that conceals their face. No masks or face paint are allowed. For safety reasons, only actors will be allowed to wear masks or facial disguises inside the amusement park.