Third Edition of the Downtown Miami Gallery Night 9/19/14

Third Edition of the Downtown Miami Gallery Night
GallerynightFriday, Sept, 19, 2014 from 3:00 PM -9:00 PM
Embarcadero 41 @ 168 SE 1st St.
Utlra Smile Dentistry @ 168 SE 1st St.
Historic Ingraham Building @ 25 Se 2nd. Ave. (Lobby)
Downtown Miami, FL

Stroll the Central Business District to three locations within one block to enjoy lite bites/ beverage tastings, art and artisanal products.

This Event is produced by the Urban Tour Host specializing in a holistic approach including the History, Culture and Ecology of Greater Miami Destination.

Burger Beast present El Main Evento 9/20/14

El Main Evento
Saturday September 20th, 5PM – 10PM
elmainevento_24x36Magic City Casino
450 NW 37th Ave
Miami, Florida 33125
Admission: Free
All ages welcome
Parking: Plenty of Free Parking

Every 3rd Saturday of the month the Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival happens at Magic City Casino. But for September, it becomes El Main Evento!

We’re celebrating Mexican culture with Mariachis, Margaritas, a Burrito Eating Contest and Lucha Libre by Uknow Pro! Yes, Wrestling!

Each of the Food Trucks are creating special Mexican themed dishes featuring spices from El Guapo & McCormick (along with their regular menus) which will be available for sale to the public in limited quantities. Our panel of local experts (Fatgirl Hedonist, GourmandJ & author Mandy Baca) will select one dishes as the best.

Comida – Food: Babe Froman Fine Sausages, Box of Chacos, Che Grill, Crazydilla, Da Burger Shack, Daddy’s Grill, Don Mofongo, El Rey de las Fritas, Flip’s Country Kettle Corn, Jefe’s Original Fish Taco & Burgers, King of Racks BBQ, Ms. Cheezious, Passion BBQ, Poblanos Mexican Fusion, Purple People Eatery, The Rolling Stove, Saucy ‘Stache, Taco Fresh, Top Fries

Postres – Desserts: Cruz Diablo Donuts, HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars, La Migaja Mexican Bakery, Liquid N2 Ice Cream, Marlie’s Delights, Paradise Cups

Artist and Writers Mixer 10/1/14

Artist and Writers Mixer
orgulloWednesday, October 1, 6:00pm
LGBT Center
1130 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Meet Celebrate Orgullo Writers Series authors & hear samplings of their work…
Caridad Moro (Miami), Alberto Garcia-Pujals (Spain)
Elliot Torres (NYC), Jose A. Villar-Portela (Miami)

Artist Ashley Kolodner, GayFace phorographer

Light Fare, wine tasting, Q&A with artists & more!

Followed by Musica de Jazz Series @ Betsy South Beach
featuring Rolando Polo
with Ignacio Solzona on Piano and Rocio Rios on Congas
and Ashley Kolodner Exhibit Unveiling at B Bar
Betsy South Beach – 1440 Ocean Drive

Lesesne Media Group Entertainment presents Miami Urban Music and Film Festival 9/25/14-9/27/14

Lesesne Media Group Entertainment presents Miami Urban Music and Film Festival
MUMFF - General Info 1September 25-27
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
300 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

The Miami Urban Music & Film Festival is a catalyst for hipsters, trend-setters and entertainment industry advocates to discover and support local emerging and blossoming talent in music and film. MUMFF also aims to support an effort to position Miami as an entertainment hub thus the MUMFF will be held at Miami Dade College Wolfson campus which is strategically located in downtown Miami.

The MUMFF scheduled lineup features guest musical artists and a roster of short films from local and regional filmmakers and productions from Lesesne Media Group Entertainment, the host company. The Miami Urban Music & Film Festival also plans an awards reception recognizing individuals who impact and advocate the local and global entertainment community.

Urban is a lucrative genre in film and music that consistently turns a profit. In the United States, urban is characterized by edgy content set in urban landscapes featuring diverse talent aimed at diverse audiences. Globally, urban includes major cities and metropolis where urban music may include Pop, Hip Hop, Latin and Jazz. Urban films include comedies, crime, thrillers, Sci-Fi and horror.

The Lesesne Media Group is currently accepting music videos, short films and director and actor clips for MUMFF award consideration. Members of the community can get involved by calling 954-243-3518. The Miami Urban Music and Film Festival is sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, LMG FILMS, and Miami Dade College, Wolfson.

Realizing the economic benefits that an indigenous creative community can deliver, organizers of the upcoming Miami Urban Music & Film Festival (MUMFF) will place a strong emphasis on strategies needed to cultivate a stronger, more successful local entertainment economy. Scheduled for September 25-27, the MUMFF will bring together local business and economic leaders from various industries and organizations. The MUMFF will also invite diverse suppliers and vendors that provide resources to the entertainment industries.

“We will provide insight from business leaders, economists, elected officials who can do something about making South Florida more economically viable for creative producers who live and work in the area” said Tony C. Lesesne, co-producer of the event. He added that the MUMFF also aims to support an effort to position Miami as an entertainment hub thus the MUMFF will be held at Miami Dade College Wolfson campus which is strategically located in downtown Miami.

Urban is a lucrative genre in film and music that consistently turns a profit. Globally, urban includes major cities and metropolis where urban music may include Pop, Hip Hop, Latin and Jazz. Urban films include comedies, crime, thrillers, dramas, Sci-Fi and horror.

PeaceMiami: Human Peace Sign on Miami Beach for International Peace Day 9/21/14

PeaceMiami: Human Peace Sign on Miami Beach for International Peace Day
Sunday, September 21, 3:05pm – 7:00pm
peacemiami71st Beach
Miami Beach, FL 33141
This a Free and All Ages event.

Peace Sign at 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Let’s stand up for world peace, Miami! Be part of a historic event on United Nation’s International Peace Day on the sands of Miami Beach.

We need Volunteers / Peace Ambassadors:
-To help organize people
-To shoot footage and take pictures
-To get the word out

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21st. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The United Nations invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace. (That’s where we come in, Miami!)

This is a commUNITY event meant to inspire peace, nonviolence and a great opportunity to meet fellow change makers while sending a message of peace and love from the shores of Miami Beach!


Social Good Summit #2030NOW 9/22/14-9/23/14

Social Good Summit #2030NOW
September 22nd and 23rd, 2014
socialgoodsummitMiami Innovation Center
‎1951 NW 7th Ave #300
Miami, FL 33136
Register Online

Join us at the with others all over the world to discuss some of the biggest challenges we are facing. Our Miami Meetup will focus on the Social Good Summit theme, #2030NOW, which asks how the use of new technology and new media is shaping creative solutions for solving the main challenges our community faces, thus shaping a better future.

Our goal for the Social Good Summit Miami is to bring together community thought leaders focused on social good, joining the voices and ideas of people around the world. We want to highlight all the good that is already being done here in Southern Florida, tackle challenging questions, exchange information and rally behind the global hashtag, #2030NOW and the local hashtag, #SGSMiami.

Amazing insight from local changemakers in 2013 brought to light issues that we face in Miami. We explored topics ranging from the danger of rising sea levels; how civic innovation leads to economic empowerment; how millennials are creating tools to shape future generations; to practical ways of using technology to bridge the gap between activism and problem-solving. These discussions are particularly important as decision makers map out the next set of overarching goals our community should set.

We cannot accomplish these task alone. We need you. Be a part of one of the biggest, most global and most powerful conversations the world has ever seen.

Soul Of Miami, Life Is Art and In The Loop 305 present the River Of Art 18 Pop-Up Social Event 9/23/14

Soul Of Miami, Life Is Art and In The Loop 305 present the River Of Art 18 Pop-Up Social Event
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
RiverOfArtWeb18SOULCocktail Collection, upstairs at Tobacco Road
626 South Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33130
Tickets: $10 with Advance RSVP using discount code “LIA” ($20 regular price without RSVP)
Ticket Link

Bringing People and Art Together
The River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami’s good people, changemakers, activists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs and artists.
Instagram Hashtag: #RiverOfArt

Featured Artists: Edilberto Aponte, Marcelo Salup, David Martins
Auditory Art by -UOM-
Cocktail Collection’ September Artist: Aaron Arroyave
Featured Charity: DOC IT! Detect Ovarian Cancer in Time
Music by DJ Hank Justice

Supported by Fabulous Miami – YOMiami – SocialMedia305 – PARK Project – Catalyst Miami

Each month, Life Is Art brings the community together at our River Of Art pop-up art-in-public-places show to socialize through the power of the arts with the goal of exposing new artists, introducing new people to art appreciation, providing an inspiring space to make new connections, showcasing local businesses and charities, while providing a fun break during the work week. Cocktail Collection is providing a complimentary welcome drink and light bites! The modest $10 door fee goes to support Life Is Art’s mission.

Art is an inspiring talking point, discussing it is a great way to break the ice. Culture is one of the primary elements that build community and hosting a business networker within an art show is a unique way to encourage socializing, so be sure to bring plenty of business cards and an open mind!

About -UOM-
UOM was originated in early 2007 as a multi-disciplinary project with emphasis in non- traditional, Vintage and electronic instruments, and performance technique.
-UOM- primal energy is often in direct superposition with more sophisticated forms of sound production, such as cutting edge real-time recording and looping and the use of current and vintage electronics.
This all-embracing approach has taken the project through a path of collaboration with the visual and performing arts. We have performed in Art Centers and galleries, during exhibition openings and artists performances. We have improvised music during video installations, contemporary dance performances and played in artist-designed sets.

About Edilberto Aponte
My pieces evoke critical views of social, political and cultural issues. I journal my life’s perspectives and experiences in pencil, ink, and paint-using the canvas as an abstract mirror to reflect my mental images and convey my emotions. The communion of words, lines, or shapes meld on canvas into one-becoming the allusion of my personal reality.
My art consist of abstract drawings in pencil, color, acrylic and ink. My anxious imagination has been inspired by nostalgic memories of my poignant life events, native metropolis of San Juan Puerto Rico and South Florida.

About Marcelo Salup
1. Began professionally as a concert photographer for Vibraciones magazine in Madrid, Spain.
2. Switched to international advertising and lived in half a dozen cities: Madrid, London, New York, Mexico City, Santo Domingo, San Juan and Buenos Aires
3. Specialize in portrait photography

About David Martins
I was born in Boston, then raised mostly in Miami.I am currently in school to become an anthropologist with my main focus on shamanic studies. I chose this path because I love to learn and teach and therefore enjoy studying the original teachers; the shamans from around the world. I have been drawing,sketching, and painting my whole life. My art has always been and always will be a way for me to record the path of my thoughts and feelings at any particular point in life. My pieces are reflections of symbols and archetypes that connect us all. Creations that speak to the subconscious mind as well as the vibratory senses

About DOC IT! Detect Ovarian Cancer in Time
DOC IT’s primary mission is to help find a screening test and/or cure for ovarian cancer. Our proceeds go to medical facilities dedicated to hoping that one day soon we can create proper screening for ovarian cancer, because unfortunately pap smears and regular GYN check-ups usually do not detect it until is too late. As a matter of fact, ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women.

About the Cocktail Collection at Tobacco Road
Cocktail collection is the new “hidden” cocktail lounge located above Tobacco Road at the old upstairs room. We feature a rotating original cocktail menu, great music and a monthly showcase of a local artist. The cocktails are one of a kind and the atmosphere encourages conversation.

About the River Of Art Program
The River Of Art is a monthly business networker and art showcase combined. We provide more than just a platform for professionals to get together, discuss business strategies and make connections, we create synergies to help promote business by including an amazing art show of local talent!

About In The Loop 305
In The Loop 305 is an emergent space seeking to revolutionize our city’s creative economy. Building on the amazing work already happening throughout the city, In The Loop 305 will advocate for new talent and businesses, curate an events calendar that helps reduce silos and push Miami to be a hub for collaboration, innovation and culture.

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

About Soul Of Miami
The Soul Of Miami has become one of the most popular local community sites in south Florida. It includes an extensive calendar, listing all sorts of happenings from all over the area: charity, arts, happy hours, concerts, networkers, nightlife, fairs, festivals and so much more. Tens of thousands of active south Floridians visiting the site every month.


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