The R.E.D. Show at F.A.T. Village’s Art Walk 9/27/14

The R.E.D. Show at F.A.T. Village’s Art Walk
Saturday, 09/27/2014 – 07:00 pm – 01:00 am
10609371_695119327204243_180087953_nC&I Studios
C&I Studios 541 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301,
541 NW 1st Ave, Florida 33065
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness month. In honor of those who struggle with the affects of Sickle Cell Disease the Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group (SCNWG) in association with C&I Studios is proud to present “The R.E.D. Show”. This event is in honor of Sickle Cell awareness, those living with or caring for someone with SCD as well as those who have passed away due to Sickle Cell Anemia. The R.E.D. Show is a celebration of life and natural wellness. This year marks the third annual fundraiser presented by SCNWG to promote education, healthy living, social awareness and charitable donations for those impacted by Sickle Cell Anemia.

The R.E.D show will be hosted by C&I Studios, on Saturday, September 27th from 7:00pm-1:00am; located in Fat Village home to Ft. Lauderdale’s booming Art Walk. More than 1,000 patrons come out the enjoy the arts and festivities.

Highlights of the night: Art show opening and cocktail hour at 7pm. With an opening of poetry by Renda Writer and Victoria Jasmine Vance. The fashion show at 9pm will include designs by; GVB & MKDesigns, Katrina’s Caribbean Creations, EvaMichelle Designs, KDG Designs, and Accessories by Stephanie Zapata & Cosmic Reality Shungite Store. (Colors represented: Red, Green, Blue)

Live Music By, Montage & Pocket Full Of Lollipops

Spinning through the night DJ Tonx & DJ Claude

Acclaimed Contemporary Abstract Expressionist, Victor-Hugo Vaca Jr to premiere his most recently completed work of art entitled, “The Hypocrisy of Philanthropy” for sale to benefit The Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group The R.E.D. Show will be filled with exclusive live art for sale, poetry, DJ performances, fashion, wellness awareness, food, drinks, live musical performances, and and food trucks. With vendors of all kinds, keep a look out for giveaways, raffles, massage therapy and much more! We are still accepting sponsors, volunteers, and vendors.

Louie Diamondz
Monica Hernandez
Gregory Dirr
Rolby Perez
Autumn Swift
Chase Vreeland
Shane Watt
Devon Saccomanno
Hadar Pitchman
Renda Writer
Sable Macon
Omar Malcom
Jamaal The Visualist
Kelcie Mquaid
Stefanie Caro
Fancis Marquez
Maverick Victor-Hugo

Special Thanks To:
C&I Studios
Thought Coalition
Healing Blends
Jennifer Ashley
Niether Zine
Katrina’s Caribbean Creations
Global Village Brand & MK Designs
EvaMichelle Designs
KDG Designs
Whole Foods Coral Springs
Orrington Jewelers
Silk Sensations Floral Arrangements
& Many More

Monc Boutique Launches Kendall Location with Fall Fashion Tailgate 9/24/14

Monc Boutique Launches Kendall Location with Fall Fashion Tailgate
Wednesday, 09/24/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Updated-InviteMonc Boutique Kendall
8514 Mills Drive,
Miami, Florida 33183
Facebook Link
Cost: Free and open to the public

After serving a year as South Miami’s go-to budget-friendly style haven, Monc Boutique is expanding its designer digs to a second location in The Palms at Town & Country at 8514 Mills Drive, Miami, FL 33183. To kick off the fashion frenzy, Monc will host a grand opening Fall Fashion Tailgate on Wednesday, September 24th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Guests are invited to mix and mingle while enjoying the best that fall fashion and beauty has to offer in Monc’s intimate, jewel box boutique. Shoppers can revamp their look for the season with a runway-ready braid at the complimentary braid bar by GBS The Beauty Store or paint their pouts in Lipstick Queen’s must-have fall hues at a lip touchup station. For the ultimate kiss and tell experience, guests can enjoy an individual “lip reading” to learn what their lip lines reveal about their personality.

To sustain their energy, shoppers are invited to indulge in complimentary cocktails, sugary confections by Ali’s Sweet Treats and football fare compliments of Cadillac Ranch, while perusing pop up trunk shows by Headbuds and Lil Miss Miami jewelry. In addition, Headbuds will host a DIY floral headband crafting station where crafty consumers can try their hand at a custom piece.

To complete the ultimate shopping experience, guests will enjoy an exclusive sneak peak at coveted pieces from Monc’s fall collection, featuring hand-picked pieces from popular, independent designers and local labels, all priced under $100. Shoppers looking to “gently” loosen their purse strings will enjoy a special 20% discount on all purchases (excluding non-sale merchandise, jewelry and accessories).

Monc is a specialty fashion and accessories boutique featuring the latest trends and styles hand-picked from independent designers around the world with price points under $100. For more info, visit Keep up to date on the latest from behind the racks at or join the conversation at

An Evening of Celebration to benefit World AIDS Museum and Educational Center 12/2/14

An Evening of Celebration to benefit World AIDS Museum and Educational Center
Tuesday, 12/02/2014 – 06:00 pm –
WAM_Logo_LowResBroward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Webpage Link
Cost: $40-150 (based upon seat selection)

The celebration kick-off with a VIP cocktail reception in the new, waterfront Huizenga Pavilion at the Broward Center. More than 50 healthcare professionals who have dedicated their lives to helping those with HIV / AIDS will be honored. The highlight of the evening will be a concert at the Amaturo Theater by the renowned 60-piece South Florida Symphony Orchestra. Proceeds from An Evening of Celebration will benefit the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center.

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!


Ofrenda exhibit at Bakehouse art complex 10/22/14 – 11/2/14

Ofrenda exhibit at. Bakehouse art complex
Wednesday, 10/22/2014 – 11/02/2014 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
imageBakehouse Art complex
561 NW 32 St,
miami, Florida 33127
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

El jardin de Los muertos contentitos it’s a collective “Ofrenda”art exhibit during the annual Mexican Day of the Dead celebration ” El dia de Los Muertos”

What is an “Ofrenda”?
Is a coleccion of objects placed in a ritual altar in memory of someone that passes away.
It’s a way to celebrate the life of the Dead.

SFCDC’s 2014 Awards for Excellence in Community Development 10/23/14

SFCDC’s 2014 Awards for Excellence in Community Development
Thursday, 10/23/2014 – 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
SFCDC_ColorLogoMcCormick Art Gallery
111 SW 3rd ST,
Miami, Florida 33130
Webpage Link
Cost: $30, $45, $60

SFCDC’s 2014 Awards for Excellence in Community Development
The Awards ceremony will acknowledge the outstanding achievement of community developers in Miami-Dade County. Great work is happening in our field. Join us as we shine a spotlight on the positive impact that dedicated people are having on building a strong county and bridging our neighborhoods!
Awards categories include:
Rental Housing, Homeownership, Economic Opportunity, Rising Star, Public Servant, Leadership, and Legacy

The British Invasion continues: Downtown Hollywood Mural Project 9/27/14

The British Invasion continues: Downtown Hollywood Mural Project
Saturday, 09/27/2014 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
EddieJayCompleted-DHMP-by-Jill-WeisbergDowntown Hollywood Mural Project
1909 Harrison Street,
Hollywood, Florida 33020
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Tickets for loitering will not be issued here while this talented and playful street art team transforms the west-facing wall of 1909 Harrison Street in Downtown Hollywood in just a few weeks. The community welcomes Chaz and Bob Gibson, aka “The London Police”, to the neighborhood as the creators of the 12th DHMP wall mural. The community is looking forward to seeing the artful enhancement this British duo has in store. All are invited to join a “Live Painting Performance” with TLP at the mural site on Saturday night, September 27th from 7-10pm.

The Downtown Hollywood Mural Project is successfully rounding its second year with an impressive roster of artists including Daniel Fila a.k.a. “Krave”, David “Lebo” LeBatard, Jessy Nite, Luis Pinto, Edward Mendieta, Ruben Ubiera, 2alas, Evoca1, Michelle Weinberg and Tati Suarez, all who have contributed amazing work to the community. Selected by a review committee, the project invites artists whose mural proposals promote health, happiness, and well-being.

When asked about the mural he and his partner are gearing up to begin next month, artist Chaz Gibson tells us, “We always try to project a positive theme in our pieces. Our signature characters have happy faces and are depicted doing everyday things in the world they live in. In this particular piece one of our characters is making adjustments to the aquarium he is looking after. As we are near the sea we threaded an aquatic theme with science and nature with an overall moral of looking after each other.”
The duo has clearly come up with a mural concept that speaks to Hollywood and incorporates attributes that this community can connect with. “We love the idea of the aquatic theme and the fact that the mural will promote togetherness. That is what Hollywood is all about and The London Police really get that about us”, remarks Lisa Liotta, Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency’s Operations Manager.
Since inception, The Downtown Hollywood Mural Project has garnered the attention of locals, visitors and art enthusiasts alike. Giselle Perez, a realtor in Miami comments on her experience, “The live mural painting events are really quite awesome to attend! No two events have been similar and each artist brings their own vibe. My friends and I come up from Miami for a bite to eat at one of the eclectic eateries on Hollywood Blvd. or Harrison Street. We pop into a few of the crafty boutiques and art galleries and really enjoy walking the streets to see the mural walls throughout the downtown. Often times, the artists have added or change something, which is always a nice surprise! The live mural performances are really fun to attend. Meeting new people who have an appreciation for art and community is always a good time!”


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