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  • Women who Rock Hurricane Dorian Relief Concert 9/21/19

    Women who Rock Hurricane Dorian Relief Concert 9/21/19

    Saturday, 09/21/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
    Zen Mystery
    56 N Federal Hwy,
    Dania Beach, Florida 33004
    A musical benefit to help our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas!
    7 PM Sharp! Wine & Appetizer reception.
    *Proceeds to go ...

  • Inspirationally Female 10/11/19

    Inspirationally Female 10/11/19

    Friday, 10/11/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
    Wirtz Gallery
    5750 Sunset Drive,
    Miami, Florida 33143
    The National Pen Women of Coral Gables present an exhibition inspired by female artists. The works are varied and exciting. Curated by Daniela Arguello.

  • Moksha Indian Brasserie Dine and Give Night with Leadership Broward Foundation 9/24/19

    Moksha Indian Brasserie Dine and Give Night with Leadership Broward Foundation 9/24/19

    Tuesday, 09/24/2019 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Moksha Indian Brasserie
    2823 E Oakland Park Blvd,
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306
    Moksha Indian Brasserie, a new Indian restaurant offering a contemporary dining experience, is excited to host three “Dine & Give” ...

  • Fiddler on the Roof 10/29/19 – 11/3/19

    Fiddler on the Roof 10/29/19 - 11/3/19

    Tuesday, 10/29/2019 – 11/03/2019 08:00 pm –
    Adrienne Arts Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
    1300 Biscayne Boulevard,
    Miami, Florida 33123
    The original production won ten Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical ...

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***BAHAMAS RELIEF INFORMATION***

BAHAMAS RELIEF INFORMATION

Dear Friends, Family, and Fans,

As Hurricane Dorian devastates Bahamas, many organizations and people in the South Florida area have lept to organize relief efforts. Many people have asked us how they can help. Below is a short list of just a few of the many different individuals and organizations helping the Bahamian people.
#BahamasStrong

DONORS: Always remember to check out an organization before giving. We have provided names and web-links with as many as possible to aid your research.

WHAT TO GIVE: Different organizations have different needs. Most will have a list on their website or social media post. Or, you can contact them directly

ORGANIZATIONS: If your organization is also doing relief and is not listed, please feel free to post in comments and we will add it to the list as we can.

Also, check our Facebook Page for updates https://www.facebook.com/LifeIsArtFest/

LIST

Alison Thompson, #ThirdWaveVolunteers, https://www.facebook.com/alisont/posts/10157231760526638, https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/hurricane-dorian-let-there-be-solar-lights
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Valencia Gunder, Miami-Dade Community Emergency Operations Center Bahama Relief, https://www.miamigov.com/Government/BAHAMASTRONG (see flyer), and The Smile Trust https://mthsmile.com
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Herb Sosa, Unity Coalition, https://unitycoalition.org/Hurricane.html (see flyer)
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David Grutman, Omar Rosario, Liza Santana-Piñeres, The Global Empowerment Mission, https://www.facebook.com/globalempowermentmission/ (see flyer)
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Shelly Sitton Tygielski, https://www.gofundme.com/f/Hope4HopeTown (see flyer)
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Ingrid Hoffman, https://www.instagram.com/ingridhoffmannofficial/, https://www.gofundme.com/f/bahamashurricane-dorian-relief
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Maria Lacayo, The Bahamas Consulate General (see flyer)
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Michael Góngora, Bee Zee, Clevelander Fundraiser on September 6, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hurricane-dorian-victims-fundraiser-tickets-71302193781 (see flyer)
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Sharon Greenfelt Kersten, https://neighbors4neighbors.org/dorian-relief
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Coral Gables Fire Rescue, https://nextdoor.com/post/122634087
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Lila Nikole Rivera Poteet, Mr Kream (see flyer)
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José Andrés, World Central Kitchen, https://twitter.com/chefjoseandres, https://twitter.com/WCKitchen


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Photographs – Stephen’s Deli Media Tasting on 8/27/19

For those that don’t know, the historic Stephen’s Deli in Hialeah has changed hands again, but the good news is, the new hands are good hands. The new owners are the folks who run LoKal, Kush and a bunch of other places you probably already like! We attended a media tasting there and were quite pleased with the atmosphere and the flavors we enjoyed (yes, it was free, no, that does not affect our review, though it does affect our decision to attend).

To be honest, I don’t know what “real New York deli food” should taste like, the last time I was in New York was 15 years ago, but I can say that the food here is quite good. We tasted the Classic Reuben, the Turkey Rachel, the Matzoh soup, and the Reuben croquetas. The menu is a fun mix of traditional fare alongside some Cuban and Latin fusion, like the croquetas. Definitely recommended. And, while you are there, you can take a look at all the murals in the adjoining Leah Arts District.

Guest Article: Will the Miami Marine Stadium Ever Be Restored?

Will the Miami Marine Stadium Ever Be Restored?

By Donald Worth, Co-Founder, Friends of Miami Marine Stadium and Restore Marine Stadium
and Angela Shlyakhov, Anzhelika Productions and producer of the “IF SEATS COULD TALK” Exhibitions

August 17, 2019

For well over a decade, everyone has been hearing about the restoration of the historic Miami Marine Stadium located on scenic Virginia Key Biscayne. To date, nothing has still happened. Therefore, the restoration effort must be just a crazy idea and, of course, the land could eventually be used for high end condominiums and hotels. It’s not hard to be cynical in Miami. In this article, we will lay out the “insider’s view” and history of the effort to restore the Miami Marine Stadium.

1963-2007: First, an Introduction
The Miami Marine Stadium (and Basin) were built in 1963. Originally created for boat racing-a popular sport at the time, the Stadium eventually expanded to include concerts on a floating stage, Easter Sunrise services, and even political events. Since it was built, the Stadium has been recognized as an architectural marvel-its concrete roof was considered the longest span of cantilevered concrete in the world. The concerts and events were legendary, and the Marine Stadium operated for 28 years. In 1992, after Hurricane Andrew, the Stadium was shut down.

But there were always problems. The City ran the facility and it often lost money on an annual basis. Beginning in the mid-80s, the number of events at the Stadium began to decline and the property was not maintained. At this point, developers began to approach the City, suggesting that the site could be better used for commercial purposes. After Hurricane Andrew, the City alleged that the Stadium was damaged and received $1 million in FEMA funding to demolish the building. Ultimately an engineering company hired by the insurers of the Marine Stadium conducted a study and determined that the Stadium was NOT damaged by the Hurricane and in fact was structurally sound. (Note: to this day, people have incorrectly stated that the Stadium was damaged by the Hurricane). The Marine Stadium sat idle decaying and in disrepair-a prime candidate for demolition by neglect.

2008-2014: Years of Advocacy, Friends of Miami Marine Stadium
In January, 2008, an informal group, Friends of Miami Marine Stadium (FMMS) was established under the umbrella of Dade Heritage Trust to advocate for restoration of the Stadium. This was a Don Quixote effort at its best. With the exception of (then) City of Miami Commissioner Tomas Regalado, every politician was either skeptical or hostile to the idea. Members of the Administration also thought it made no sense. After all, the Marine Stadium was damaged beyond repair and was really a “white elephant”, right?

Nevertheless, FMMS found strong public sentiment for saving the Stadium. Prestigious national organizations such as the World Monuments Fund, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the American Express Foundation and Tourism Cares all became involved and lent support. There were numerous public events, lectures, even a comprehensive exhibition at the Coral Gables Museum and another at HistoryMiami Museum.

The Friends group began to make progress with the City of Miami, as well. The Marine Stadium (and Basin) were designated Historic by the City’s Historic Environmental and Preservation Board. At this time, Tomas Regalado became Mayor and he made restoration of the Marine Stadium a key priority. In July, 2013, the City of Miami entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Friends of Miami Marine Stadium, giving the organization 18 months to raise the money (estimated at $30 million) to restore the Stadium. Gloria Estefan became the spokesperson for the Friends group and the Stadium continued to receive national publicity-including ten editorials of support from The Miami Herald.

November 2014-Failure
Friends of Miami Marine Stadium did not raise $30 million. Instead, they proposed a development plan which was widely criticized as being unfeasible and included numerous conflicts of interest. The City Commission rejected it unanimously. Both Gloria Estefan and the National Trust for Historic Preservation-were enraged by this turn of events and completely dissociated themselves from the organization. After six years of increasing success, Friends of Miami Marine Stadium, the lead group advocating for restoration of the Stadium, unfortunately collapsed.

2014-2018: Slow Progress
Ironically, what probably saved the Marne Stadium was the arrival of the Miami Boat Show. The Boat Show had to relocate because their former home-the Miami Beach Convention Center-was being renovated. There were few alternatives that made sense so they settled on the Marine Stadium location. The Miami Boat Show was actually part of the Friends of Miami Marine Stadium development proposal which was rejected. The City of Miami decided to bring the Boat Show to the Marine Stadium and negotiations commenced.

Moving the Boat Show to the Marine Stadium was and is controversial. But it has been beneficial to the Stadium for several important reasons. First, it “iced the site” and prevented full scale redevelopment (i.e. condos and hotels). Bringing the Boat Show-and its 100,000 attendees to the site, drew attention to the Marine Stadium. Finally, after six years of advocacy it seems that the political winds had shifted. The Miami City Commission began discussing how The City could take over the restoration of the project.

But the City moved at a glacial pace. In 2016, RJ Heisenbottle Architects was selected to begin restoration plans for the Stadium. In 2017, the City issued a Request for Letters of Interest from potential operators of the Stadium. In 2017, the Miami City Commission actually approved the sale of $45 million in revenue bonds to finance the restoration of the Stadium. This was big news but approval remains preliminary. It did not help that there was an election in 2017 and as Tomas Regalado was termed out, a new Mayor, Francis Suarez, was elected. It took a while for his Administration to find its footing.

During this time, advocacy efforts slowly revived. The National Trust for Historic Preservation resumed its long history of support and lit up the Stadium in 2015 for their annual meeting. A new grass roots group, Restore Marine Stadium was created in 2015 and introduced its Facebook page. The group now has over 3,000 followers. In the summer of 2016, Heineken launched a major crowd funding campaign for the Stadium. Its outstanding video of the Stadium went viral generating 39 million views-demonstrating in concrete (can’t resist) terms the enormous commercial potential of the Stadium. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io42_aXraxY)

2019: A Good Year for the Marine Stadium

Here is where we stand (so far):

-Comprehensive restoration plans by RJ Heisenbottle will be completed in the next several months.

-The Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) approved a $1.2 million grant for restoration of the Stadium, subject to receiving applicable Federal and State permits. FIND may provide additional grants in the future to this project.

-The City of Miami has issued a Request for Proposal for an outside, professional operator for the Marine Stadium. Responses are due by the end of August and a number of qualified firms are bidding.

-Restore Marine Stadium and Anzhelika Productions introduced an exhibition of original Marine Stadium seats removed by Heineken and reimagined by artists during Art Basel 2018 at the Miami Dome in Little Haiti. On April 24, 2019, 12 of over 60 seat artworks were exhibited at the Miami Design Preservation League Welcome Center in Miami Beach. Our exhibition entitled “If Seats Could Talk runs through September 9, 2019 in collaboration with Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. All of the artist seats can be seen on the website, www.restoremarinestadium.org and are available for purchase.

-Heineken is back with another promotion. This involves a contest to place your name on a sculpture to be located in front of the Stadium, a series of “Marine Stadium Sessions” (concerts at local clubs) and an upcoming promotion with Publix.

-All these efforts have re-energized momentum, public awareness and press coverage, with recent articles in Ocean Drive Magazine, the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, on WLRN Radio, Excitement Radio, with lots more to come.

So What’s Next?

The next twelve months are key. The Miami City Commission will be considering several final approvals for the Marnie Stadium-approval of an operator and approval of a construction contract. If the City Commission approves, then the restoration process will begin (construction should take 18-24 months).

It will be necessary to mobilize support to the Miami City Commission at that time. In the past, we’ve been able to generate over 1,000 individual emails to City Commission and this has been a key to our incremental success. To be kept informed about the Stadium, join the facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Restoremarinestadium

Restore The Stadium: Will We Do It And What Have We Learned?

We are cautiously optimistic. The Administration is moving forward and we believe with proper public support at the right time, the Commission will be with us. Challenges remain-such as allocating time and use of the site between Marine Stadium operations and the Miami Boat Show, but there is clearly positive momentum.

However, in Miami nothing is assured and it’s taken almost 12 years to get to this point. So what have we learned?

-Don’t give up!! This has been a grass roots project from the beginning. If it wasn’t for the undying spirit and hard work by many, the Miami Marine Stadium would have been demolished years ago.

-It’s vitally important to have political leadership. In fact, without the support of at least one elected official, our years of advocacy would be history. Mayor Tomas Regalado was a leader when no one else was. His successor, Mayor Francis Suarez has warmed to the challenge and is now a strong supporter. District Commissioner Ken Russell has shown leadership as well. Marc Sarnoff, Commissioner from 2007-2015 was skeptical of the Stadium but nevertheless was willing to advocate for a practical path forward.

-If you are a grass roots organization, it helps to have the support of strong, outside organizations to provide credibility and resources. We have been extremely fortunate to have the following organizations in our corner: The National Trust for Historic Preservation, the World Monuments Fund, Tourism Cares, the Getty Foundation, the American Express Foundation and locally the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau have been important supporters of our effort.

-Try to be realistic, fact based, and not emotional. Carefully consider the arguments of people who may disagree with you. Don’t be afraid to compromise. Always remember, “the perfect” is the enemy of “the good”.

-Don’t forget the press! Stories on television, newspapers, radio, web publications can greatly increase our reach and effectiveness. We’ve also been fortunate here; the story of the Marine Stadium is attractive from a number of angles and we’ve gotten local, national and international press, including a long article in the New York Times, three major stories syndicated nationally by the Associated Press, and a 7 ½ minute spot on the PBS News Hour.

-Sometimes, you have to get lucky. When Friends of Miami Marine Stadium collapsed, the whole site was vulnerable to massive commercial development. But the Miami Boat Show arrived at the right time to preserve the site.

While it is easy to be cynical, especially in Miami, that accomplishes nothing. We’ll end with two quotes from one of America’s greatest entrepreneurs:

“I haven’t failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work”
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try one more time.”
-Thomas Edison





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(Disclaimer: This article is guest authored by the above credited authors and may not represent the opinions of this institution.)

Art in the Rotunda | Noche Social by Andres Conde 7/11/19


Art in the Rotunda | Noche Social by Andres Conde
Thursday, July 11 from 7 to 10pm
Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables
180 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, Florida  33134

Lovers of art are invited to attend this special exhibit at the historic Hotel Colonnade, now an Autograph property.
Featuring delicious complimentary libations available for consumption, this event will feature works by incredibly talented artists.
The renowned Conde Contemporary is delighted to exhibit a selection of figurative works from their collection at this storied hotel. The gallery, located at 204 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, specializes in contemporary works by a group of imaginative and technically skilled international artists, including José Bedia, Darian Mederos, Luis Enrique Toledo del Rio, Ruben Torres Llorca, Andres Conde and Ernesto Capdevila.

Ocean Drive 4th of July Ocean Drive Orchestra and Fireworks 7/4/19

Ocean Drive 4th of July Ocean Drive Orchestra and Fireworks
Thursday, July 4th – Sunday, July 7th
Ocean Drive
Lummus Park
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Free and open to the Public
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A great way to celebrate Independence Day is with a full 50 piece orchestra by Miami Classical Music Festival on Ocean Drive playing the 1812 Overture during the annual Fireworks display.

This year we are adding family-friendly activities with face painting, stilt walkers, art painting of the flag, ice cream and much more! The Artisan and Farmers Market start off the day with activities in the afternoon and the orchestra at 8:30 p.m. just before the 9 p.m. fireworks get started.

Enjoy the best view at one of the rooftop venues, or an enjoyable meal at one of the famous outdoor cafes then dance the night away!

The fun keeps going on Friday during the Red White and Blues celebration as Rachel Coba Blues Guitarist and Singer brings her band to Lummus Park. July 5th at from 5-6:30 with a second set immediately following at The Clevelander.

Make it a four day weekend at one of our many boutique hotels on Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue in the South Beach District!

Erika Moon’s Burlesque Magnifique – Exotic Beats Edition 7/11/19 – 7/12/19


Erika Moon’s Burlesque Magnifique – Exotic Beats Edition
July 11-12, 9:00pm
The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
1700 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Tickets: $35 – $75
Eventbrite Tickets

A Cabaret, Burlesque, and Variety Show. Where French Cabaret Meets the Tropical Tease! By the New Times: Erika Moon, one of the best-known burlesque producers in South Florida.

Step into our world of swaying palm trees and sparkling oceans! Produced by Erika Moon, the “Exotic Beats” Edition of Burlesque Magnifique is a dynamic show that is sure to sizzle as it takes you on a trip across the tropics and beyond! Featuring a dozen performers, this 90 minute production includes both classic and neo burlesque, showgirls, comedy acts, and many special surprises. Our talented cast will be sure to make the temperatures rise for a truly entertaining experience! Whether it’s a night out with friends, or date night with that special someone, you’ll be sure to enjoy this memorable summer themed event, all without getting sand in your shoes!

And to complete the experience, once again, Erika Moon and her cast will bring their knowledge to you as an extra special treat! Join members of the cast on Wednesday, July 10th, for a very special burlesque workshop that will teach you some of the seductive tricks of the trade! (Tickets for this specific workshyop are sold separated)

After returning from Cabaret Follies’ first successful tour in Texas, Erika Moon is excited to now share her Exotic Beats edition of Burlesque Magnifique, just in time for the summer!

Florida Supercon 7/4/19 – 7/7/19

Florida Supercon
Thursday, July 4th to Sunday, July 7th
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Tickets: $35 – $285
Tickets

Exhibition Hall Hours:
Thursday: 1pm To 8pm
Friday: 10am To 8pm
Saturday: 10am To 8pm
Sunday: 10am To 6:30pm

Convention Event Hours:
Thursday: 1pm To 1am
Friday: 10am To 1am
Saturday: 10am To 2am
Sunday: 10am To 8pm

Florida Supercon is July 4-7, 2019 at the Miami Beach Convention Center!

We’ll take you on an adventure through your favorite fandoms! Florida Supercon brings special celebrity and creative guests for fans of comics, superheroes, science fiction, anime, cartoons, video games, wrestling and more.

Get ready for the most fun you’ll have all year. Bring your friends or come with your family. Anyone at any age can find something to ‘geek-out’ about at Supercon!

Dress up in Costume or come as you are to Florida Supercon July 4-7, 2019 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

New Tropicana Party 6/7/19

New Tropicana Party
Friday, June 7 | 7–10pm
The Wolfsonian–FIU
1001 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Free and open to the public
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With his biting political satire, celebrity caricatures, and magazine and advertising illustrations, graphic artist Conrado Walter Massaguer (1889–1965) helped shape the visual culture of his native Cuba between the 1920s and 1950s. This installation of works recently gifted to The Wolfsonian Library by Vicki Gold Levi will bring forth Massaguer’s legacy through dozens of works, from images of the “New Woman” flapper ideal (the so-called “Massa-girls”) in his magazine Social to depictions of tropical paradise for the Cuban Tourist Commission. Massaguer’s transnational reach will be shown in his covers for Collier’s and Life, while cartoons of visiting dignitaries and Hollywood stars will reveal how he rubbed shoulders with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Walt Disney, Albert Einstein, and the King of Spain—all evidence of an artist at the center of Havana’s cosmopolitan culture in the decades before the Cuban Revolution.

Promise to Protect Training Tour Miami 5/11/19 – 5/12/19


Promise to Protect Training Tour Miami
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9:00pm – 6:30pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019, 9:00am -6:30pm
Florida International University Wolf University Center
Room 221
3000 NE 151st St
Miami, FL 33181
Register for May 11
Register for May 12

Frontline communities in South Florida have been fighting against exploratory oil drilling in the Everglades for years. Now the stakes are even higher: the case against Kanter Real Estate has made its way to Florida’s Supreme Court, and we have to take urgent action to stop them.

With Kanter doubling down on its efforts to drill in the Everglades, we’re not backing down or going away. In fact, we’re doubling down too: getting ready to fight harder and smarter, training, connecting, and growing the fossil fuel resistance right here in our community.

That’s why the Promise to Protect Training Tour is coming to Miami. The Promise to Protect was originally created to resist the Keystone XL pipeline, but now the promise has expanded nationwide to inspire organizers like us fighting for the Everglades in South Florida to stand up and refuse fossil fuel projects from entering our backyard.

Can you join us for one of the upcoming trainings?

The Promise to Protect Training Tour is an opportunity for us to learn from Indigenous leadership on how we can protect our threatened environment and frontline communities from toxic and destructive extraction that does nothing but harm people and our planet.

This training will share knowledge from Indigenous leaders on the frontlines of the Keystone XL fight that can share best practices on how we can unite to fight for the Everglades. You’ll learn about nonviolent direct action, support roles that make nonviolent direct action possible, protocols for mobilizing in Lakota territory, and how to carry this work forward as we challenge the higher court officials.

YMU Annual Spring Music Festival 5/25/19


YMU Annual Spring Music Festival
Saturday, May 25, 2019, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Rácket
150 NW 24th ST
Wynwood 33127
Tickets: GA $25, VIP $100
Buy on Eventbrite

YMU will be returning to Racket in Wynwood to host our 7th Annual Spring Music Festival. Save the date and spread the news to help us reach our goal of $150,000 and give 1100+ students across Miami-Dade access to free music education for this coming 2019/2020 academic school year. We have prepared an amazing night of performances by our talented young musicians who have been working hard all year to show off their accomplishments. The Spring Music Festival is YMU’s largest fundraiser of the year and has been one of the most important contributing factors in the continued growth of our organization.

Performances By:

Arrowhead – Avalanche – Ripcord – The Rock Ensemble (MBSH)- Wynwood Jazz Combo – The Jazz Collective – Wynwood Community Jazz Band – Wynwood Rock Ensemble – Wynwood Pep Band – Lotus Jazz Quartet – Noah Billante – Sierra Hudson – Lily Kaplan – Steven Shapiro

100% of proceeds go to free music programming in Wynwood, Overtown, Little Haiti, Opa-Locka, Miami Gardens, Miami Beach, and Coral Gables.

YAA’s 30th Birthday Bash & Festival of the Art 5/18/19


YAA’s 30th Birthday Bash & Festival of the Art
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10am – 6pm
Young At Art Museum
751 SW 121st Ave
Davie, Florida 33325
Advance Tickets: $5
Buy Tickets on Eventbrite

Celebrate YAA’s 30th Birthday with $5 all-day admission to our biggest bash yet including the 2019 Festival of the Arts and Teen Film Festival.

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Explore the 2019 Festival of the Arts where you can see and buy artwork made by talented young artists all throughout the museum. All profits made go straight to each artist and awards will be given by a panel of judges to several exemplary kids and teens. If you or your child are interested in participating follow the link below for more information on how to register:
https://yaa_foa2019.eventbrite.com

TEEN FILM FESTIVAL
YAA’s inaugural Teen Film Festival is a free to enter competition that invites students (grades 7-12) to showcase their creative cinematic talents. View short films, animations and video art by local teens throughout the day in our screening room. Film submissions will be judged by a panel of accomplished local film makers and awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons and certificates. For more information on how to enter email: volunteer@youngatartmuseum.org

Sponsored by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation | Craig Zinn Automotive Group | FPL SolarNow | Children’s Services Council of Broward County Florida

PRESS RELEASE: No Cafe con Fracking Press Conference on 4/18/18

MEDIA ADVISORY
For Immediate Release: Friday, April 12, 2019
Contact: Jackie Filson, 202-683-2538, jfilson@fwwatch.org

Elected Officials and Business Leaders Unveil Anti-Fracking Art Installation

Elected officials, Hialeah business leaders, and local artists will present an art installation at the Leah Arts District to demonstrate the threats of oil fracking

Hialeah, FL — On Thursday, April 18th, local South Florida elected officials, business owners, artists, and residents will gather at the iconic 20ft flamingo mural in the Leah Arts District to unveil a new art installation to demonstrate the threats of oil and gas development near the Hialeah aquifer. Concerned residents will also present sweeping support for banning fracking among local elected officials and business owners in Hialeah and Miami Lakes. A recent court approval to drill for oil in the Everglades sparked outrage over the prospect of drilling and fracking in the Everglades a few miles from Miami’s drinking water sources, leading to this public demonstration.

House Speaker José R. Oliva recently stated that he would vote in support of banning fracking. Residents will discuss the legislation to ban fracking that has been filed in the State Legislature. House Bill 7029 to ban fracking has passed multiple House Committees. Speakers will discuss the loophole present in the bill that would allow fracking using matrix acidizing.

What: No Cafe con Fracking Press Conference
When: Thursday, April 18th at 11 AM
Where: Leah Arts District, 1000 E 15st Hialeah, FL
Who: Hialeah Councilman Paul B. Hernandez, City of Hialeah
Sara Britto, The Art Experience
Salome Garcia, Food and Water Watch

NOTA DE PRENSA
Para difusión inmediata: Viernes 12 de abril de 2019
Contacto: Jackie Filson, 202-683-2538, jfilson@fwwatch.org

Funcionarios Electos y Líderes Empresariales Develan Instalación De Arte Anti-Fracking

Funcionarios electos, líderes empresariales de Hialeah y artistas locales presentarán una instalación artística en el Distrito de Artes de Leah para exponer las amenazas del fracking

Hialeah, FL — El jueves 18 de abril, funcionarios locales electos del sur de la Florida, dueños de negocios, artistas y residentes se reunirán en el icónico mural de flamencos de 20 pies en el Distrito de Artes de Leah para presentar una nueva instalación artística que expone las amenazas de los procesos para el petróleo y gas cercanos al acuífero de Hialeah. Los alarmados residentes también mostrarán el extenso apoyo con que se cuenta entre los funcionarios locales y los dueños de negocios en Hialeah y Miami Lakes para prohibir el fracking. Una reciente aprobación judicial que considera la perforación y fracking en los Everglades, a pocos kilómetros de distancia de las fuentes de agua potable de Miami, causó indignación y condujo a esta manifestación pública.

El presidente de la Cámara, José R. Oliva, declaró recientemente que votaría a favor de prohibir el fracking. Los residentes también discutirán la legislación para prohibir el fracking que se ha presentado en la Legislatura del Estado. El Proyecto de Ley de la Cámara de Representantes 7029 que busca prohibir el fracking, ha sido aprobado por varios comités de la Cámara. Los oradores discutirán el vacío presente en el proyecto de ley que permitiría el uso de está técnica utilizando la acidificación de la matriz.

Qué: Conferencia de Prensa No Cafe con Fracking
Cuándo: Jueves 18 de abril a las 11 AM
Dónde: Distrito de Arte Leah, 1000 E 15st Hialeah, FL
Quiénes: Concejal de Hialeah Paul B. Hernandez, Ciudad de Hialeah
Sara Britto, The Art Experience
Salome Garcia, Food & Water Watch

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Reflections of MIU Style ’19 Annual Fashion Show Featuring Student Collections on 4/4/19

The latest collections from the Miami International University of Art & Design Associate of Arts and Bachelors of Fine Arts in Fashion Design students. More than 20 fashion design students presented their collections during the show and I have to say, WOW. I’m fairly particular about fashion, but most of these were quite impressive. Flattering to the body, beautiful colors, interesting materials, and some real innovative lines in this collection. Congratulations to all the students, I look forward to seeing more in the future.

Photographs from Robin Schulz & Friends | Spinnin’ Hotel Miami 2019 on 3/28/19

Had the opportunity to roll through Robin Schulz & Friends at the Spinnin’ Hotel last night. We got to see Robin Schulz himself, as well as a few of his friends. Despite a little bit of rain, the party was popping. The staff at the hotel was awesome (something not always true at MMW parties).

I actually think that in more than a decade of covering Miami events, I have never been in the Nautilus hotel. It is a beautiful place, right between the Shore Club and the Shelborne. The Spinnin’ Hotel goes all weekend, so if you are looking for a good party in Miami Beach, I can definitely recommend it.

Reflections of WMC 2019

Winter Music Conference was March 25-28 at the Faena complex in Miami Beach.

So, I went to check out the new WMC this year. Gotta say I loved it. The new location is beautiful. The vibe was positive and buzzing. Maybe I’m biased because I love being around music biz people, but that is certainly how it felt to me.

It was definitely smaller than back in the heyday, but I heard quite a few people remark that they hoped it would grow in its new home. It does seem like there is still a desire for a professional industry gathering, which is good.

It was well organized. The signage was plentiful and clear, something I am a real stickler about. The staff was polite and helpful, something that is not always common.

They had a nice variety of workshop sessions, including a few that covered more uncomfortable, but necessary, topics, such as mental health issues. There were demos and tutorials, and the modest exhibit hall had quite a bit of gear that attendees could test out.

I think the one thing I missed the most was a talent showcase. I like those a lot. Also, the networking at the Tree of Life was too loosely organized. I would have like to have seen some better management of that. Making connections is really one of the most powerful aspects of a conference, and they let it slide by the wayside this year.

All in all, it seemed a positive and upbeat restart to the brand. I look forward to future iterations as they grow. Below are a few photos of the various spaces and the IDMA after-party.

MIRA Mé Masquerade Dinner Party and Toy Drive Sponsored by C-Note Vodka 12/22/18


MIRA Mé Masquerade Dinner Party and Toy Drive Sponsored by C-Note Vodka
Thursday, December 20, 8:00pm – 11:30pm
Mira Five Stars
801 South Pointe Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Free with TOY Donation
RSVP on Facebook

You are cordially invited to the inaugural MIRA Mé Masquerade Dinner Party and Toy Drive sponsored by C-NOTE Vodka.

Tis the season and we would like to welcome everyone to help the local children of Overtown and Little Haiti that would otherwise, not receive Christmas Presents this year. Bring an unwrapped toy and you can enjoy specialty drinks sponsored by C-Note Vodka and canapes at the bar and reserve a table for our dinner masquerade party.

As a treat, MIRA Five Star will be offering a special $55 prefixed menu FORBES described as “dine like a billionaire” along with DJ and featured performances.

It is a masquerade so if you don’t have a mask we will have some available at the door.

The Food, Art & Drink District – Art Basel 2018 12/6/18 – 12/9/18


The Food, Art & Drink District – Art Basel 2018
December 6 – 9, 2018
FADD District Locations (3)
54 SE 1st St. (Main Location)
19 E Flagler
145 E. Flagler (the 777 Building)
Miami, FL 33131
Entry: Free
RSVP today and get a complimentary welcome cocktail with your check-in on the MMM LIVE app.

MANA Miami, Midtown Miami Magazine and Brett Rayon, proprietor of Miami Pastry, invite you to the Food, Art & Drink District in Downtown Miami during Art Basel to experience the multi-sensorial pop-up experiences of:

The Miami Pastry Market
La Societe de Encouragement
Tea Time with Casa Gioia and Small Tea Room
Enhance your senses with pastry and chocolate from top Miami chef’s, Chocolatiers, savory chefs, alongside New York Culinary Artists. Nightly music programming by local DJs and Musicians will be curated alongside Wellness Exhibitions (activating your 6th Sense) and journey into the future with an Interactive Art Gallery. RSVP today and get a complimentary welcome cocktail with your check-in on the MMM LIVE app.

Miami Pastry Market starring: (12/6 – 12/9)
Z.T.B – croissants, chocolate croissants, BABKA, guava and cheese pastelitos
Fireman Derek Pies – cookies, pies, brownies
Cindy Lou’s Cookies – cookies, merengues, banana bread
5150 Chocolate Bars
Vivian Bakery – 4 leches, Alfajores Lemon Cake
Nichi’s Sweets – Guava Mallorca’s
L’Artisiane Bakery – Vegan croissants and baked goods
Sara Leon Bakery- Gluten free pastries
Vanessa Hida Pastry- Brazilian pastries
Gables Delight- Local and seasonal jams
La Societe de Encouragment Chocolate Shops (12/6 – 12/9)

Brielle Fratellone from Chez Bon Bon
Sarah Tafur from SarahLu’s Confections
Deborah and Yoann Andreu from Bon Chocolatier
Mary Jean from Johnny Cupcakes
Michael Ortiz from JoJo Tea
Mariano Vanoli from Italian Chocolate Twister
Andre Kaulesar – NY Culinary Artist
Chez Bon Bon by Fountainebleu
Cacao Lab by:

Malka Espinel
Rene Contee
Karina Rivera
Vivian Hajjar
Santiago Puga
Carolina Molea
Kim Pearson
Jorge Kauam
Explore the 777 Building (12/6 – 12/9)

Fresh Healthy Restaurant
Experience clean and healthy food and juices from miami restaurant Fresh Healthy from 3pm – 10pm)
Find this pop-up on 145 East Flagler Street in Downtown Miami
EVENTS SCHEDULE (all held in 54 SE 1st Street)

Thursday, December 6th
10am to 12pm | VIP tasting of Gables Delight and Z.T.B
12pm-8pm | Watch Rene Contee a master chocolatier create a masterpiece
8pm – 10pm | VIP Sound Healing and Culinary journey with Jared Bistrong, JoJo Tea and Carolina Molea of L’Artisiane

Friday, December 7th
10am to 12pm | VIP Pastelitos y Cuchifritos Tasting by Miami Pastry Gang
10am to 4pm | Chocolate Making Experience by Sabrina Courtemanche
4pm- 8pm | LIVE chocolate painting and tasting by Malka Espinel
8pm – 10pm | VIP Tasting of La Societe D’ Encouragement
( Bon Chocolatier, Sarah Lu Confections, Chez Bon Bon)

Saturday, December 8th
10am – 12pm | VIP Tasting of Pierres Smoked Salmon, ZTB and Gables Delight, JoJo Tea
12pm – 6pm | Master cake artist Vivian Hajjar , will do a live showpiece
8pm – 10pm | VIP Superstar pastry chef Karina Rivera will do a live demo and tasting

Sunday, December 9th
10am – 12pm | VIP Malka Espinel will create piece of chocolate artwork “cacao terre ”
12pm -4 pm | Honoring Hans Baumon , the creator of Swiss Chalet Fine Foods.
(Sweet and Savory tapas will be created by Chef Marcello Zito, Malka Espinel, Carolina Molea)

Important Information: Limited tickets available and will be closed out soon. RSVP now to attend. Download the MMM LIVE app to discover updates about Art Basel, get Interactive with artwork and claim your complimentary welcome drink at the Bar.

For press credentials and perks e-mail: fadd@mmmlive.com

Sleeping Beauty’s Slumber EDM- influenced Contemporary Ballet Performance 12/7/18 – 12/8/18


Sleeping Beauty’s Slumber EDM- influenced Contemporary Ballet Performance
December 7-8, 2018
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
Website

An Age-Old Fairytale Awakens with New Perspective at World Premiere in South Florida During Miami Art Week; Then Travels to New York’s Upper West Side Beacon Theatre

The world premiere of Sleeping Beauty Dreams, a contemporary art exploration of the age-old fable brought to life by Magic Reality Group, will debut at the Adrienne Arsht Center during Miami Art Week. The EDM-influenced performance explores one of the most iconic stories ever told, Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty,” and will showcase the first-ever fusion of live contemporary ballet dance with 3D digital avatars projected on-stage in real-time. The Miami showings of this story never told before takes place at the Ziff Ballet Opera House at Adrienne Arsht Center. The performance then visits New York City the following weekend at the Beacon Theatre.

The legend of Sleeping Beauty has been retold by masters since the 14th century, but no one has explored what the princess was dreaming while she slept for 100 years. Global prima ballerina, Diana Vishneva, performing as Princess Aurora and Marcelo Gomes, as Prince Peter are brought together in a fusion of dance, music, art, and revolutionary 3D digital technology never seen on stage before. Artists joining Vishneva and Gomes include Tobias Gremmler and Bart Hess, with music by famed EDM pioneers, NOISIA, a Dutch trio whose music is featured on Hollywood blockbusters and works with some of the world’s biggest artists including Skrillex and deadmau5.

Sleeping Beauty Dreams is an unprecedented fusion of contemporary dance with state-of-the-art, real-time avatar-mapping projection technology and electronic music for a multi-dimensional scenic experience. This emerging technology allows the constantly transforming avatars of Sleeping Beauty Dreams to seamlessly replicate the dancers’ movements live, adding a whole new dimension to the world of live performance.

Discover an interpretation of what happened during the princess’ 100-year slumber in Miami at the Adrienne Arsht Center on December 7th and 8th at 8 p.m., tickets are available here. Likewise, the performance comes to New York at the Beacon Theatre on December 14th and 15th at 8 p.m. and tickets are available here.

Basel On The River 12/6/18 – 12/9/18


Basel On The River
December 6-9, 2018
The Wharf Miami
114 Southwest North River Drive
Miami, Florida 33130
RSVP Online

Featured Local Artist Pop-Up Galleries, December 7th, 8th, 9th, 7pn-10pm by:
– Rush Bowies – Adriana Jaramillo – Armando Colis – Marlet Lopez – Marta Echazarreta – Yamet Molerio – Markevan Williams – Ruben Trespalacios

Thursday December 6th – Basel on the River Kickoff
Live art by Diana “Didirok” Contraras

Friday December 7th – Designer Dinghy
Drink Specials: $1 Wharf Lager Pints & $3 Glasses Of Wine From 4-7pm, W/ Music By: Paul E & Zea

Saturday December 8th – Montecristo Marina
Drink Specials: 1/2 Price Mojito Drinks & Pitchers From Noon-7pm, W/ Music By: Kid Nemesis & Friends

Sunday December 9th – Anchors Aweigh Basel Brunch
Drink Specials: $50 Bottles Of Moët Champagne From Noon-4pm, W/ Music By Hushmoney

Brought To You By Montecristo Cigars
Eats By: Garcia’s Seafood Open-Air Fish Market & Raw Bar, King Of Racks Bbq, Cracked By Chef Adrianne, Spris Artisan Pizza, La Santa Taqueria, Mojo Donuts, & More!

Enjoy Live Music, Eats, Cocktails & Good Times!
The Wharf Is A 21+ Venue. Children Accompanied By Parents & Leashed Dogs Welcome Before 6 Pm
Dress Code; Proper Dress Attire Required. Venue Reserves The Right To Deny Entry At Doorman’s Discretion.
Walk-In’s Welcome! ‘Sea’ You At The Wharf!

Cavallaria Exhibition featuring Marcos Mello, Isabeli Fontana and Barbara Fiahlo 12/7/18

Cavallaria Exhibition featuring Marcos Mello, Isabeli Fontana and Barbara Fiahlo
Friday, December 7 from 7-10pm
W South Beach’s WET
2201 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Art Basel gets a South American touch on Friday, December 7 from 7-10pm with the Cavallaria Exhibition as famed celebrity and fashion photographer Marcos Mello conducts a live photoshoot of Brazilian supermodel Isabeli Fontana at W South Beach’s WET, while Victoria’s Secret Angel Barbara Fiahlo gives her first exclusive live performance of 3 original songs, 2 days ahead of her music career debut.

Faena Festival: This Is Not America 12/3/18 – 12/9/18

Faena Festival: This Is Not America
December 3-9, 2018
Faena Forum
3300-3398 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Schedule
All programming is free and open to the public.

Faena Art proudly presents Faena Festival: This Is Not America, an exploration on the multiplicity of cultures across the continent debuting during Miami Art Week from December 3-9, 2018. A new experimental platform, the first-ever Faena Festival is an exploration of “America” as a concept, a myth and a narrative that – at times – has divided us, but ultimately has the power to unify across physical, political and conceptual borders.

Faena Festival: This Is Not America features commissions, installations, videos and performances from a range of incredible artists, including Derrick Adams, Miya Ando, Cecilia Bengolea, Joseph Beuys, Ana Teresa Fernández, Alfredo Jaar, Eugene Jarecki, Isabel Lewis, Boris Mitic, Luna Paiva, George Sánchez-Calderón, Tavares Strachan, Wu Tsang and boychild, Agustina Woodgate and Rev. Houston R. Cypress. The theme of the inaugural Faena Festival, “This Is Not America” is keyed to Miami’s enduring role as a port that welcomes migrants, refugees and tourists across the U.S. and the Americas, and from countries around the world. The festival engages with the multiplicity of communities and cultures and the palimpsest of histories that have created the Americas while responding specifically to Miami as its hemispheric hub.

‘Faena Festival: This Is Not America’ features commissions, installations, videos and performances by Derrick Adams, Miya Ando, Cecilia Bengolea, Joseph Beuys, Ana Teresa Fernández, Alfredo Jaar, Eugene Jarecki, Isabel Lewis, Boris Mitic, Luna Paiva, George Sánchez-Calderón, Tavares Strachan, Wu Tsang and boychild, Agustina Woodgate and Rev. Houston R. Cypress.

Official Opening of Faena Bazaar
Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fashion, Innovation & Nature – Panel Discussion
Monday, Dec. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
– Panel discussion on the subject of fashion, innovation & nature

Faena Festival Opening Day Performance
Mon, Dec 3, 9:00pm
Faena Forum, Miami Beach, FL

Donald Robertson & Teddy Robertson – Live Painting
Tuesday, Dec. 4 starting at 10:30 a.m.
– Live painting with famed artist Donald Robertson & his son, Teddy
– Live sets by DJ Pepe Le Pew

Faena Festival Performances
Tue, Dec 4, 5:30pm
Faena Forum, Miami Beach, FL

Faena Festival Talk Series
Tue, Dec 4, 7:00pm
Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL

Faena Festival: Healing Series
Sun, Dec 9, 9:00am
3500 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Faena Festival Video and Films Series
Thu, Dec 6, 6:00pm
Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL

Faena Festival: Healing Series / Mardeleva Live
Sun, Dec 9, 8:00pm
Faena Theater, Miami Beach, FL

Fashion Paradise Pop-Up at Tierra Santa Healing House
Pop-Up – Friday, November 30 to Sunday, December 9 | 9:00 am – 9:00 pm | Tierra Santa Healing House
Miami Art Week Sunset Happy Hour – Wednesday, December 5 to Sunday, December 9 | 4:30 – 7:30 pm | Tierra Santa Terrace
Discover a treasure trove of handcrafted fashions, home goods and sustainable brands at Tierra Santa Healing House’s Fashion Paradise Pop-Up from November 30 to December 9 at Faena Miami Beach. Curated by Argentine designer Carolina K, the 10-day retail experience will feature a rotation of emerging and established designers, beauty brands and exclusive collections, including Osklen, Bikini Society, Morphew Vintage, LILFOX, Moon and Jai, Sana Jardin Parfumerie, Polished Coconut, Maryjane Claverol and many more.
Located on the third floor of Faena Hotel Miami Beach, the Fashion Paradise Pop-Up will also welcome visual artists for live-painting of models and accessories, a beauty bar with celebrity make-up artists, conferences on women empowerment and the future of online retail, and a five-piece mannequin installation.
During Miami Art Week from December 5-9, shoppers can also soak up stunning ocean views from Tierra Santa’s breezy terrace with complimentary cocktails, champagne and live DJ sets by Leticia Manfield and other female artists as the sun fades into Miami Beach’s crystalline waters.
Fashion Paradise Pop-Up (Nov. 30-Dec. 9, 2018) is complimentary and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations encouraged as space is limited. RSVP required for all Miami Art Week sunset happy hour events (Dec. 5-9, 2018.). Located at Tierra Santa Healing House, on the 3rd floor of Faena Hotel Miami Beach. For more information and to RSVP, email spamiami@faena.com or call +1 786 655 5570.

Twin Hearts Meditations – Miami Art Week at Tierra Santa
Thursday, December 6 to Saturday, December 8 | 3:00 – 4:00 pm | Tierra Santa Studio
Amidst the hustle and bustle of Miami Art Week, take a moment for self-care and achieve a heightened state of tranquility through Twin Hearts Meditations at Tierra Santa Healing House. From December 6-8, Spa Director Agustina Caminos will guide these complimentary experiences, utilizing energy manipulation techniques developed by Master Choa Kok Sui, the founder of pranic healing, to promote the expansion of positive energy into your physical and emotional wellbeing. Participants of all fitness levels are invited to revel in a moment of stillness, release negative emotions and open their hearts to new experiences. Meditations are complimentary and open to the public. Space is limited, and reservations are strongly encouraged. To RSVP and learn more, call +1 786 655 5700 or email Tierra Santa at spamiami@faena.com.

Ashtanga Yoga with Tim Feldmann – Miami Art Week at Tierra Santa
Sunday, December 9 | 10:00 – 11:00 am | Pao Terrace
On December 8, salute to the morning sun and celebrate the ancient art of Ashtanga yoga with world-renowned instructor Tim Feldmann, presented by Tierra Santa Healing House.
Co-Founder of Miami Beach’s prestigious Miami Life Center, Feldmann will lead this intimate experience on Pao’s ocean view terrace. Complimentary and open to the public. Space is limited and pre-registration required. To RSVP and learn more, call +1 786 655 5700 or email Tierra Santa at spamiami@faena.com.

Twin Hearts Meditation & Sound Healing – Miami Art Week at Tierra Santa
Sunday, December 9 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Faena Forum Amphitheater
On December 9, close out your Miami Art Week celebrations with Tierra Santa Spa Director Agustina Caminos as she leads a rejuvenating Twin Hearts Meditation and Sound Healing experience. Harness the physical and emotional benefits of vibration therapy, guided visualizations, meditation, mantras and more as the energy of Faena Forum’s serene, pink marble Amphitheater soothes and energizes mind, body and spirit. This hour-long experience is open to guests of all ages and fitness levels.
Complimentary and open to the public. Space is limited, and reservations are strongly encouraged. To RSVP and learn more, call +1 786 655 5700 or email Tierra Santa at spamiami@faena.com.

OM Mani Padme Hum Workshop – Miami Art Week at Tierra Santa
Sunday, December 9 | 4:00 – 7:00 pm | Faena Forum Amphitheater
Tierra Santa Healing House welcomes renowned pranic healer Master Glenn Mendoza for an enlightening OM Mani Padme Hum workshop on December 9 at Faena Forum’s Amphitheater. One of the most popular mantras in the world, OM Mani Padme Hum traces its origin to ancient Buddhist history and is thought to possess a purifying effect on the energy that surrounds us due to the mantra’s rate of vibration when stated aloud. Master Glenn Mendoza will share his in-depth knowledge of this spiritually empowering mantra and lead the group in energizing mantra practices to bring about a stronger sense of peace, self-transformation, physical healing and emotional well-being. Workshop priced at $90 per guest. Pre-registration required and space is limited. To RSVP and learn more, call +1 786 655 5570 or email Tierra Santa at spamiami@faena.com

Dream South Beach To Transform Into Jonathan Mannion Gallery For Art Basel 2018 12/5/18

Dream South Beach To Transform Into Jonathan Mannion Gallery For Art Basel 2018
Wednesday, December 5th at 5pm
Dream Hotel
1111 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Website

Kicking off Art Basel 2018, Dream South Beach has partnered with world-renowned portrait photographer Jonathan Mannion on a show entitled, It was All A Dream. Inspired by Biggie Smalls’ famous lyrics and Mannion’s career in capturing the hip-hop industry, the hotel lobby will transform into a gallery, showcasing 25 pieces, including exclusive pieces that have never been seen before by the Miami audience. The installation will also consist of some of Mannion’s classic images including Biggie, Missy Elliot, Lil Wayne, and Drake along with his 665-polaroid collection featuring Snoop Dogg, Usher, Eminem, Ludacris, and more.

In celebration of the showcase, Mannion and Dream South Beach will host a viewing on Wednesday, December 5th at 5pm, followed by a Q & A and reception at the hotel’s bespoke rooftop, HIGHBAR.

“We’re excited to partner with Jonathan at Art Basel 2018,” said Rohit Anand, VP of Brand Partnerships for Dream Hotels. “His Influence on art and culture is in line with the Dream Hotel brand, and we look forward to growing this relationship to a national level with exhibits, installations, and events across all of our properties.”

Mannion, who displayed his work most recently at The Compound in NYC this past Fall, began his career as the studio assistant for the legendary Richard Avedon. For decades, the photographer has shot numerous album covers and turned his love of hip-hop into a career that has shaped the public personas of globally recognized artists.

The FilmGate Interactive Media Festival 11/30/18 – 12/6/18


The FilmGate Interactive Media Festival
November 30 – December 6, 2018
Silverspot Cinema
300 Southeast 3rd Street, #100
Miami, FL 33131
Tickets: $10 – $200
Register on Eventbrite

The FilmGate Interactive Media Festival brings fans, creators, investors, and reporters to Downtown Miami to the benefit of the interactive media industry and our local creative community. The sixth edition of the FilmGate Interactive Media Festival will take place in Downtown Miami during Art Basel Week 2018, November 30 – December 6. Connect with innovators in journalism, filmmaking, virtual and augmented reality, games and interactive art. Join talks with The Washington Post, Magic Leap, Vice, Vox Media, and more. Explore a sensory playground of 59 VR & AR experiences including the groundbreaking “Spheres,” produced by Darren Aronofsky.

Other festival locations:
Mana Contemporary
Downtown Media Center

Veterans Wellness Day 11/16/18


Veterans Wellness Day
Friday, November 16, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Center for Social Change
2103 Coral Way
Miami, Florida 33145
Free
Register on Facebook

In honor of Veterans Day, The Center for Social Change is offering a series of wellness events for FREE for veterans and their families, or by donation for anyone else who is interested in joining. Participants do not need to be members of the coworking space. All proceeds will go to a veteran organization.

We’ve curated an afternoon of events designed to destress and chill.

Schedule of Events

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Restorative Yoga with Anamargret
Members at The Center often refer to restorative yoga as “Guided Napping”. Unwind, relax, and restore in a sequence of resting poses padded by blankets and bolsters. No yoga experience or special clothing is necessary. Participants often fall asleep =)

1:00pm – 1:30pm
Mugwort Tea and Chill Session
Settle into your Sound Healing Meditation seat with a warm cup of mugwort tea. Mugwort is an herb traditionally used to relax the body, clear the mind, and allow one to maintain a meditative state while lying in a sleeping position.

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Sound Healing Meditation with Christina Pearce and Brian Lemmerman
Find a yoga mat, snuggle up with some blankets, and enjoy the soothing sounds of crystal bowls, chimes, tuning forks, and bamboo flute music played by experienced mindfulness and meditation teachers.

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Cafecito Recharge
What? It’s Miami! Catch up with friends and family while getting your afternoon buzz with fresh cuban coffee and light snacks.

Center for Social Change is located on the corner of Coral Way and SW 21st Avenue in the offices above Xixon restaurant, on the second floor.

The parking details below are specific to this event.

If you’re traveling by car: The Center has free parking (only for this event) on Floor 2B of the parking garage attached to 2103 Coral Way. If these spots are full, metered spaces are available of Floor 2A. Cash, Park Jockey, and Pay-by-Phone are all accepted.

Floor 2A is the accessible floor and has disabled permit parking. Electric vehicle recharging stations are also available.

There is also metered parking adjacent to the building payable with Pay-by-Phone and there is some free street parking in the surrounding neighborhood, especially south of Coral Way. Be sure to observe “Residents Only” and “No Parking” areas.

If you’re traveling via mass transit: Miami-Dade Bus #24 and the free City of Miami Coral Way Trolley both stop just around the corner from the building. Both bus lines connect to the Vizcaya Metrorail Station at Coral Way and SW 12th Ave.

If you’re traveling by bike: Bicycle racks can be found along the sidewalk in front of the building and in the garage.

Image and Audio Consent and Release: If you do not wish to be photographed or recorded, please inform Center staff upon arrival at the venue and we’ll accommodate your request.
The Center for Social Change will be taking digital photography and/or videography throughout the event. The photographs and/or video may be used across our platforms, including publications, websites, email newsletters, social media, presentations, media releases, and marketing materials. The Center for Social Change does not intend to use these photographs/videos in any manner other than for the purposes stated above. By registering for this event, you grant permission for the Center for Social Change to use your photograph/video in this manner.

Mex/Art We Are One 12/1/18

Mex/Art We Are One
When:December 1st , 2017 – 7:00p.m.
Miami Wynwood
119 N.W 29th St.
Miami, FL 33127
Cost: $35 Adults | $25 Seniors and Students with ID (Limited). $20 for Groups of 10 and more
Tickets: www.eventbrite.com by phone (305) 733-5655
RSVP info@be-artgallery.com

“The art doesn’t has restrictions and has no prejudices. The art is freedom and reflections.” With this slogan, Mex/Art is defined in an exhibition of the Contemporary and Pop Art that will take place from December 1st to 11th 2017, during The Miami Week of the Arts hosted by Florida City.
Mex/Art, a cultural and social project of Be/Art Gallery, is an online Gallery of art that promotes the works by artists of different origins, styles and genders.

During the difficult moments that we are living in the United States, in Puerto Rico by the devastations of the hurricane Maria and the earthquake (Mexico City, Morelos, Hidalgo y Oaxaca) that have occurred in past days, Mex/Art tries to be a bond of kindness and humanity with those whom have been affected.100% of the money collected from the sales of the opening day tickets, will be destined to support the Puerto Rican and Mexican victims.

Mex/Art will have areas like The Green Garden, where the attendees can taste many different and delicious traditional dishes with a contemporary touch. At the same time the Pop-Up Store will open their doors to the local and Mexican Designers that are in vogue to show their latest pieces.
Some of the Mexican artists that represent the culture with their pieces are Neón Carón Jesús Lima, Jorge Marín, Esteban Fuentes and Colectivo Madera de Lobo. As invited artist, there will be the brazilian Romero Britto.

La Santa Taqueria is collaborating with Be/Art Gallery to curate the culinary experiences for guests of Mex/Art – a contemporary and pop art exhibition celebrating emerging and established Mexican artists, from paintings and drawings to sculptures from December 1-11. Artists featured include Romero Britto (Brazilian invited artist), Jorge Marin, Jesus Lima, Neon Caron, Alvaro Cuevas, Gabriela Montano, Robert Morleghem, Carlos Luna (Cuban invited artist) and more.

Erika Moon’s Burlesque Avant-Garde 11/8/18 – 11/10/18


Erika Moon’s Burlesque Avant-Garde
Workshop Only – November 8th, 8Pm
Shows November 9-10th, 9Pm
The Gleason Room at the Fillmore
1700 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Box Office: 305-673-7300
Link for both Workshop and show
Ticket for show

Prepare to seduce your inner darkness as Erika Moon Productions whisks you away to a world of shadows and desires. Burlesque Avant-Garde will chill and excite you by bringing the alluring dark side of sophisticated burlesque alive!

Our exclusive cast presents a powerful, glamorous, and mystical fantasy to Miami Beach in a way no one has before. This post-Halloween fall event will feature edgy jaw-dropping acts, while tempting the audience with dazzling costumes, and amazing performers!

It’s no surprise that Erika Moon, the groundbreaking producer of European classic cabaret shows here in South Florida, was recently heralded as one of the best-known producers in South Florida by Miami New Times. While Burlesque Avant-Garde is an “out of the box” concept for Erika Moon compared to her other events, her dedication to entertainment and production value shines brightly with this exciting theme. Burlesque Avant-Garde is a step away from the “burlesque norm” of glittering glamour and is instead an indulgence of the shadowy world that will drive the audience wild. It’s sure to leave everyone begging for more!

Be sure to dress to impress for this spectacular event, as you might have an opportunity to be part of the show! As an extra treat, join us on Thursday, November 8th, for a very special burlesque workshop that will teach you some of the seductive tricks of the trade!

Erika Moon’s Burlesque Workshop
November 8th@ 8Pm
Registration: 7:45PM
Class: 8:00PM – 10:00PM
Join us on Thursday, November 8th, for a very special burlesque workshop that will teach you some of the seductive tricks of the trade!
This is a limited engagement with only 20 spots available, so get your tickets fast!
Ticket for class

InList Presents Royal Racer Official Art Basel Kickoff Party 12/4/18


InList Presents Royal Racer Official Art Basel Kickoff Party
December 4, 2018 10pm till’ Late
RC Cola Factory
550 Northwest 24th Street
Wynwood, Miami, FL 33127
Event details
RSVP in the app

Every year we turn it up a notch with bigger and better entertainment, theatrics and creative art installations to kick off Art Basel Miami 2018 while celebrating magnate Moishe Mana’s birthday.

This year we present a one-of-a-kind immersive retro Japanese POP ART party experience like never before, curated and co-created by renowned artist Miguel Paredes. Join socialites, celebrities, influencers and musicians as we toast to life and the arts. Music and performances by Gianluca Vacchi, Sonic Butterfly Productions, Dj Siso World and more..

Attendance is Free for InList members only. Private VIP tables are offered for purchase this year; all of which come with a beautiful custom piece of pop art from Miguel Paredes for groups of 8 and up!

Various private VIP table options are available, including:
Table for 6 guest at $1,500 featuring premium bottle service – 2 bottles of liquor , 1 bottle of Moet champagne, a bucket of water plus mixers
Table for 8 guests at $3,500 featuring a 36” x 36” limited edition oil-on-canvas piece from Miguel Paredes and premium bottle service – 3 bottles of liquor, 2 bottles of Moet champagne, a bucket of water plus mixers
Table for 10 guests for $5,000 featuring a 40”x40” limited edition oil-on-canvas piece from Miguel Paredes and premium bottle service – 4 bottles of liquor, a Magnum of Perrier Jouet Brut, a bucket of Redbull, a bucket of water plus mixers
Table for 15 guests for $10,000++ featuring a large-size oil-on-canvas artwork from Miguel Paredes and premium bottle service – 6 Bottles of Liquor, a Magnum of Perrier Jouet Brut, a bottle of 1942, a bucket of Redbull, a bucket of water plus mixers
All additional guests are $150 per person . All packages will have a 7% sales tax and a 18% service charge added to them.

11th Annual Downtown Miami Riverwalk Festival 11/10/18


The Eleventh Annual Downtown Miami International Riverwalk Festival and Boat Parade
November 10, 10am-4pm
Miami Riverwalk
Miami, FL 33132
Free Admission
Website

A Signature, Legacy Event in Downtown Miami-Brickell. On the Riverwalk adjacent to 315-335 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131 and on the Riverwalk in the rear of the Intercontinental Hotel @100 Chopin Plaza

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 Years’ Theme- “The Best Of – International”
• Featuring authentic Music, Arts, Culture and Food, Boat Parade, Children’s Activities, Live Painting, and beautiful Door Prizes all along the beautiful Miami Riverwalk.
• Some of this year’s highlights will include: multicultural cuisine and entertainment
• We welcome back so many sponsors and supporter of the past and lots of new ones!
• Wonderful Raffle Prizes for Free Raffle from Downtown Restaurants, Hotels, Hand-made items Our Arts and Crafts Vendors and much more!

1 Block from Bayfront Metro Mover Station
Metered parking on street and in nearby Downtown Garages

Center for Social Change Halloween Open House 10/17/18


Center for Social Change Halloween Open House
Wednesday, October 17th, 5:00 PM
Center for Social Change
2103 Coral Way, 2nd floor
Miami, FL 33145
Tickets: Free
RSVP Here

Join us for our Halloween Open House on October 17th to meet local changemakers and learn how you can be part of this collaborative, community-driven environment for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs. Costumes are encouraged! We look forward to seeing you all there!

This event is free and open to the public. Light bites and refreshments will be served.

Music and Change Jam and Discussion 6/16/18

Music and Change: How we can use art and music to inspire change and environmental action.
Saturday, June 16, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Center for Social Change
2103 Coral Way, Miami, Florida 33145
FREE, please Register Online

This event will include an artist happy hour and jam session for those interested. As well as a discussion on how we can use art and music to engage the community. If you woud like to do a small performance, please reach out to Salome Garcia at 786-387-5111.

Live Music and Food
Special Guests to be announced!

In partnership with 350 South Florida and The Miami Climate Alliance

3rd Annual Earth Day and Holistic Lifestyle Expo Featuring Ms U.S.Earth 4/28/18


3rd Annual Earth Day and Holistic Lifestyle Expo Featuring Ms U.S.Earth
April 28, 2018, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Meraki Restaurant
142 SE 1st Ave, 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33131
Free Admission

Featuring Jennifer Lovelace, Ms. U.S. Earth
Earth inspiring songs on guitar by Daniela Toro

Holistic Vendors
Environmental Education Vendors
Sustainable Products
Recycled Art, Plants, and more

Miami New Times’ Best of Miami Release Party 6/21/18

Miami New Times’ Best of Miami® Release Party
Thursday, June 21, 2018, 8 to 11 p.m.
X Miami
230 NW Fourth St.
Miami, FL 33132
Tickets: $45 through May 11
$50 starting May 12
$60 at the door June 21
Tickets: Best of Miami® Party

To hell with the moon over Miami. This city is about its stars, not only the celestial kind, but also the ones who walk the red carpet, play roles in film, sprint down the athletic field, or make masterpieces in the kitchen. The Magic City’s most prominent players do amazing things, and New Times’ Best of Miami® issue is here to celebrate them. This edition will soon name more than 300 of the area’s finest restaurants, hottest clubs, most delightful diversions, and top places to shop.

New Times’ Best of Miami® Release Party will be held at X Miami Thursday, June 21, from 8 to 11 p.m. X Miami is a new social apartment community designed for the most fun and convenient living experience in the heart of downtown. Party attendees will be among the first to experience the lobby cocktail lounge, picnic courtyard, sky-view social hall, and Vegas-style pool deck. Guests of the Best of Miami® Release Party will enjoy culinary delights for the first time by a multitude of local restaurants, including 107 Steak & Bar, Amour de Miami, Fifi’s on the Beach, Doggi’s Arepa Bar, Diced, Giardino Gourmet Salads, K. Ramen. Burger. Beer., Lobster Bar Sea Grille, Poke Life, Rosetta the Italian Bakery, Sweet Treats by Me, Mason, and Yarumba. While enjoying these great bites, attendees can sip specially crafted cocktails by Banyan Reserve Vodka, Canna Vinus Wine, Coopers Craft Bourbon, Gemma di Luna Wine, Koloa Rum Company, Finlandia Vodka, Oak & Palm Coconut Rum, VOGA Italia Wine, Tippler’s Orange Liqueur, and many others.

A new tradition begins at New Times’ Best of Miami® Release Party: The 2017 Best Charity winner will be the beneficiary of this year’s event. In 2017, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired was chosen as Best Charity and will receive a portion of the ticket sales from this event. Founded in 1931 as the Florida Association of Workers for the Blind, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired has changed more than just its name during its 85-year history as Florida’s premier rehabilitation organization of serving the blind. Miami Lighthouse now serves nearly 15,000 people each year and reaches an additional 3,300 through community education and outreach programs.

Photographs of World Happiness Summit Miami 2018

By Guest Contributor Sarah Hirth

“A multi-sensory and inclusive event gathering leading experts that takes us on a journey to learn, experience and practice tools that assist people on a path to sustainable happiness and well-being. Through knowledge and new positive mindsets attendees can reshape their personal, family and professional lives.” – from the WoHaSu website.

The WOHASU 2018, that took place at the University of Miami, was a weekend filled with inspiring and educational talks about happiness. Leading experts in from various different disciplines, such as positive psychology, fashion, media, sustainability, economics, mindfulness, technology, and business, attended this year’s summit. The topics of the presentations ranged from sharing personal experiences and personal projects to talking about the science behind happiness. Of course, there were many more areas that were covered, but in some way, they all related to the main topic of happiness. This year, the WOHASU welcomed people from over 35 countries and 45 US states.

Every morning a few early birds participated in the outdoor yoga program, before attending the first talk around 9 am. Although the weekend was filled with many talks, and panels, there were also breakout sessions during which multiple experts presented in different rooms at the same time. This allowed attendees to chose presentations that they were most interested in. Attendees also had the opportunity to meet with coaches in small groups. These sessions were great for networking, but also for talking about the lessons learned and how to best implement and integrate the lessons into a daily routine.