Civic Engagement Thursdays: Turkey Day Volunteer Opportunities

On behalf of Soul Miami, Happy thanksgiving! We hope you are having a great time and eating a lot of tasty food.
Want to get involved this year and help out those in need of food? Spend this Thanksgiving handing out Turkey to the homeless OR start your day with a good run for a greater cause. This family tradition first started in Minneapolis in 1989. Ever since the Turkey Day Run has grown to host approximately 15,000 fun-loving walkers, joggers and runners every Thankgiving morning.
This event is sponsored by Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company. Life Time offers the world’s most beautiful and well-known International distance triathlons. From North to South, and coast to coast, race day at a Life Time Tri is an experience you won’t forget.

When: Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Timings: 7:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Where: Tropical Park

7900 SW 40th St

Miami, FL 33155

Cost: Free


RSVP here

Learn more about Life Time here

Public Art Wednesday: Miguel Paredes Private Gallery Viewing and Axiom at Atrium Complex Nightclub

It’s Public Art Wednesday, and there’s plenty of opportunities to get your art fix this weekend. First, on Saturday, November 29, the Miguel Paredes Fine Art Gallery will be holding a private gallery viewing from 7pm to 11pm with guest artist Shepard Fairey, Sam Flores, & Micheal Page. There will be drinks provided by Russian Standard Vodka. RSVP at [email protected].

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Also this Saturday, November 29, entertainment group Axiom is hosting an event at Atrium Complex Nightclub from 8pm until sunrise. There will be multiple bands present, playing a variety of music ranging from rock to techno. In addition, there will be live painting, food and drinks, and a variety of vendors. The cost of entry is $5 or $10 with a drink included. Also, Axiom is currently seeking artists and vendors to participate. There are 5 slots available for live painting, or booths for artists and vendors who would like to sell and display work. (If interested, contact Art Director Megan Castellon at [email protected])

Check it out:

by Leah Bury

Love & Wine, a Rooftop Wine & Spirits, Gastronomic Affair

Saturday night, my wife and I attended Love & Wine, a Rooftop Wine & Spirits, Gastronomic Affair on the roof of The Collection Building in Coral Gables. The event paired awesome local chefs and restaurants with some premium wines and spirits. Live music, cigars, awesome cars, models and a beautiful view also made for a nice night. Not even the mega wind could put a damper on the fun.

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Music Monday: The Stage Events and Mark Small Quartet

It’s another Music Monday, and we’ve got a lot of music events to serve up this week.

First, The Stage (170 Northeast 38th St) is hosting several events this week. On Tuesday November 25th, they will be featuring The Imperial Komakozie (Telekinetic Walrus) vs. The Champ Chris Black in a beatboxing battle. Doors open at 10pm, and general admission is $10.On Wednesday November 26th, they are hosting FunkBox Thanksgiving Eve with DJ Tony Touch and DJ Heron. Ladies get in for free, guys pay $5. Doors open at 10pm.  (For more information, check out

On Friday, November 29, the Mark Small Quartet will be performing at Lilt Lounge. Mark Small is a composer and former featured saxaphonist for Michael Buble, and at this event, he will showcase his classic jazz sound with his quartet. The lounge opens at 7pm with social bites by chef Wolfgang Birk.

Check it out here:

by Leah Bury



Where To Be: 21/11/14 – 27/11/14


Here at In The Loop, we know there are always places to be and events to attend. Each Friday, we feature a special “where to be” post on our blog to make sure every day of the week has some sort of cultural event to check out. We hope that you all can come out into the community and learn and commemorate some influential people and events around Miami! Have something coming up that you’d like to see here? Tweet us @Loop305 using #WhereToBe hash tag!

Friday, November 21, 2014 7:00pm – 9:00 pm

Fueling Your Body For Success

Pinecrest Fitness

9549 S Dixie Hwy

Miami, FL 33156

Cost: Free

Eventbrite Link

Saturday, November 22, 2014 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Fabulous Day Party & Fashion Show

Wine Vault

3201 N Miami Ave #105

Miami, FL 33127

Cost: $10

Eventbrite Link

Sunday, ­­November 23, 2014 11:00am – 8:00pm

Taste of Peru – Gastronomic Festival

Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC)

777 NW 72nd Ave

Miami Beach, FL 33126

Cost: $10

Eventbrite Link

Monday, November 24, 2014 8:30am – 9:30am

Bring Your Strollers Bootcamp

Kennedy Park

2400 S Bayshore Dr

Miami Beach, FL 33133

Cost: $9

Eventbrite Link

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:30am

Art Deco Historic District Guided Walking Tours

Art Deco Welcome Center

1001 Ocean Drive

Miami Beach, FL 33139

Cost: $20 – $25

Eventbrite Link

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:00pm – 5:00am

EPIQ: Thanksgiving Eve


28 NE 40th St

Miami, FL 33137

Cost: $20

Eventbrite Link

Thursday, November 27, 2014 7:30am – 2:00pm

Turkey Day Volunteer – Life Time Fitness Athletic Events 5K | 10K

Tropical Park

7900 SW 40th St

South Beach Miami, FL 33155

Cost: Free



Civic Engagement Thursdays: Festival of the Trees

Trees the season to be jolly!

Each year, Florida International University’s Architecture department holds the Festival of the Trees. And each year South Florida’s design community supports this festival and raises awareness of the issues of deforestation. Architecture students design their trees and auction them at the event. This holiday extravaganza has raised more than $150,000 in funds to benefit the students themselves and enables them to buy annual material used for projects. The winning bidders get to keep these extraordinarily beautiful pieces as holiday decorations in their homes and/or offices. It’s a great way to help your community and buying your necessities for the festivities. Make sure you get a ticket soon, last year over 600 guests attended and all the trees were sold!

When: Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Timings: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Where: The Coral Gables Country Club

997 N Greenway Dr

Miami, FL 33134

Cost: $55 – $72

Buys tickets here!
Learn more about the event and university!


– Lina Fahmy

Music Monday: CURRENT End of the Year Bash and Role of Sublime

It’s Music Monday and there are plenty of exciting musical happenings in Miami this week!

First, check out the CURRENT End of the Year Showcase Bash on Thursday, November 20th from 8:00pm-1:00am at LMNT (59 NW 36 Street). RAW is an indie arts organization, located in over 60 cities worldwide. It hand-selects 40+ local, emerging artists in music, film, performing arts, photography, and more. Monthly events are hosted to give the artists a chance to showcase and sell their work, and network with the local community. On Thursday, RAW will be hosting their last showcase for 2014 at LMNT in Wynwood. There will be local musicians and DJs, collections from local designers and artists, and more!

Check it out, and get your tickets here:

Also, on Saturday, November 22 from 3:00pm-9:00pm, Sole On the Ocean celebrates Miami Live Month with a live, beachside acoustic performance by Rome of Sublime with Rome, Bushwood Band, and more as part of its Barefoot Concert Series.

Check it out here:

by Leah Bury