Mr. Hospitality Launches Tipsy Tucán, A New Weekly Ladies Night & Dinner Party At El Tucán , With Host Trey Songz 3/20/19

Mr. Hospitality Launches Tipsy Tucán, A New Weekly Ladies Night & Dinner Party At El Tucán , With Host Trey Songz
Wednesday, 03/20/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
El Tucan
1111 SW 1st Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: Free

Calling out to all the ladies! You and your gals are invited to experience a night full of sultry fun at El Tucán. Presented by Mr. Hospitality, the team behind the successful My Boyfriend Is Out of Town party at Bâoli, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in April, and the Thursday Soirée party at Marion, El Tucán launches Tipsy Tucán, a new and seductive ladies night every Wednesday in Brickell. Trey Songz will host the debut of the new weekly dinner party on Wednesday, March 20th.

Tipsy Tucán, the seductive and playful weekly celebration, will bring a new level of sexiness and decadent dining to Brickell, keeping the party going with champagne toasts late into the night. Just as Mr. Hospitality’s other signature nights — My Boyfriend Is Out of Town at Bâoli and Thursday Soiree at Marion — have become known as the sexiest and most notorious ladies nights, Tipsy Tucán at El Tucán will bring a new level of wild entertainment to Miami.

Surfside’s Third Thursdays Block Party 3/21/19

Surfside’s Third Thursdays Block Party
Thursday, 03/21/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Surfside
95th Street between Collins and Harding Avenues,
Surfside, Florida 33154
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Join us in Surfside for our Third Thursdays block party – a wellness-themed evening, featuring yoga classes for all levels, as well as reflexology and restorative classes.

Bring your own mat to “Be Well – Yoga & Wellness” and participate in an all-level yoga class taught by yoga instructor Victoria Brunacci of Synergy Studios. Each class will include a Vinyasa yoga session, power yoga session and restorative yoga session with a guided meditation.

Another highlight at the event will be the introduction by Miami creative agency (and Surfside friend) Jacober Creative of Surfside’s newest coloring book “The Adventures of Surfy the Surfside Sea Turtle” with a life-size interactive mural, perfect for adults and kids!

For more information, visit www.visitsurfsidefl.com.

UnitedHealthcare will host A Better You 4/6/19

UnitedHealthcare will host A Better You
Saturday, 04/06/2019 – 04/06/2019 10:00 am – 04:30 pm
Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Pl,
Miramar, Florida 33025
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

UnitedHealthcare will host A Better You, a series of health and wellness educational events, on April 6 to help seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries learn more about Medicare and their health care coverage options.

The events will feature the following list of renowned keynote speakers and musical performances to engage and motivate participants in a celebration of health. Speakers and performers include:

• 82-year-old record-breaking bodybuilder, Ernestine Shepherd partners with A Better You to encourage people to seek optimal physical and mental health at all ages by sharing her personal story.
• Local leader Rev. Arthur Jackson lll of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church will be sharing a word on inspirational guidance.
• Rita Tolbert from UnitedHealthcare will walk attendees through the basics of Medicare – including the different parts of the program, eligibility requirements and enrollment windows – to help them make informed health care coverage decisions.
• Attendees will also enjoy the live music and high-energy performance of legendary vocal group The Persuasions.

Events will be held on Saturday, April 6, at 10 a.m. and at 2:30 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl Miramar, FL 33025.

The events are open to the public, and there is no cost to attend. For more information or to RSVP, call 1.888.385.1995 or visit www.abetteryou.info.

Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny (4/7/19)

Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny
Sunday, 04/07/2019 – 04/07/2019 07:00 am – 09:00 am
The Falls
8888 Southwest 136th Street,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: Free

Bring your furry friend for photos with the Easter Bunny!

First-ever “Art In The Garden” at Shops at Merrick Park Presented by CCUCU Gall-Art Showcases Top Artists and Local Talent on March 28 3/28/19

First-ever “Art In The Garden” at Shops at Merrick Park Presented by CCUCU Gall-Art Showcases Top Artists and Local Talent on March 28
Thursday, 03/28/2019 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free

Art and culture are alive as part of the Coral Gables fabric of life which will be even more visible during ART IN THE GARDEN at Shops at Merrick Park presented by CCUCU Gall-Art on Thursday, March 28, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. An exhibition of several top artists, live entertainment in cooperation with The Motivational Edge and a display by the Coral Gables Museum will delight art and culture enthusiasts.

The exhibition includes a roster of leading international and local artists hand selected by CCUCU Gall-Art, a Miami-based art gallery dedicated to inspiring change throughout the world with art. The visual collection will include works of realism, mixed media and modern expression. Artists who will be on hand to meet and sell will include Juan Cabas, Ricardo Garcia, Joe Chirichigno, William Pavolini, Elsa Torres, Raul Sacheri, MJ POP, Kris Kasino and Philson.

For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, call (305) 529-0200, visit us online at www.shopsatmerrickpark.com or follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shopsatmerrickpark.

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) Spring Luncheon to Feature Special Guest Janet Erlick of Florida Children’s Theatre 3/12/19

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) Spring Luncheon to Feature Special Guest Janet Erlick of Florida Children’s Theatre
Tuesday, 03/12/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts (Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom)
201 SW 5th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: $55

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), a nonprofit volunteer-based arts organization committed to supporting, sustaining and enriching the arts in Broward County, will feature special guest speaker Janet Erlick, executive artistic director of Florida Children’s Theatre (FCT), at its Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting. The arts celebration will also host an interactive student panel discussion and performance.

The award-winning Florida Children’s Theatre offers year-round classes, productions and outreach programming. Erlick teaches, directs and acts in the community and developed the theatre’s comprehensive outreach program that now serves over 25,000 people, yearly. The FCT’s in-school programs include conflict resolution, literacy improvement through drama and arts infusion across the academic curriculum.

Erlick is also responsible for creating ongoing partnerships with many cultural and social service organizations, frequently working with families dealing with terminal illness and children with special needs or living in residential centers. Currently, she serves as chair of Broward County’s Cultural Executives Committee, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Broward Cultural Council and is involved with Leadership Broward and Broward Women’s Alliance, among others.

Luncheon tickets are $55. To purchase tickets or learn more about FAB! including how to be a member or support the arts, please email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com, visit www.fundingartsbroward.org or call (954) 353-7673.

Bumble x Brightline – Women on the Fast Track (Mujeres en la Vía Rápida) 3/7/19

Bumble x Brightline – Women on the Fast Track (Mujeres en la Vía Rápida)
Thursday, 03/07/2019 – 06:30 pm – 08:10 pm
Brightline MiamiCentral Station
600 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: $40

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Brightline & Bumble Bizz as they come together to host the Women on the FAST Track panel. The panel will celebrate some of South Florida’s most notable female leaders, raise and address some of the important issues women face today, and discuss ways to identify and build resources and support within our community. The event will take place at Brightline’s Miami station, MiamiCentral, kicking off with cocktail hour, featuring champagne, wine and delicious bites.

Kelly Saks, local tastemaker and Miami Community Marketing Manager for Bumble, will moderate the panel discussion. Panelists include Johanna Mikkola: CEO & Co-Founder of Wyncode Academy, Dr. Janelle Vega: Board Certified Dermatologist at Mayoral Dermatology, Anastasia Koutsioukis: Owner and Creative Director of Mandolin Aegean Bistro and Mrs. Mandolin Lifestyle Boutique & Café, Lissette Calderon: CEO of Neology Life Development Group, Maile Aguila: Senior Vice President of Residential Sales of Swire Properties.

As an added bonus, Glamsquad, the market leader in the growing mobile beauty industry, will also be offering guests express manicures at the event, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Details:
-Tickets are available via Eventbrite for $40 per person, and include event admission, drinks, bites, and a Brightline Smart service round trip voucher to use for a future trip (restrictions apply).
-MiamiCentral is conveniently located within close proximity to Miami’s top downtown neighborhoods, and a short 30-minute and 60-minute train ride from Brightline’s Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach stations, respectively, making it an easy, stress-free way to get to many area attractions and events in South Florida.

International Beer Day Festival at The Yard 4/7/19

International Beer Day Festival at The Yard
Sunday, 04/07/2019 – 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $20

The Wynwood Yard celebrates International Beer Day on Sunday, April 7th, with an all-welcoming, fun beer festival featuring local breweries including South Beach Brewery, Box Eldr, Concrete Beach, Bousa, Veza Sur and The Tank. Check back frequently as more amazing breweries are added to the bill!

Your $20 ticket will grant you one beer voucher for a sample size brew from each of the participating local breweries. In honor of Earth month, the eco-friendly beer festival will be plastic single-use cup free! Please bring your own reusable cup or purchase a Klean Kanteen cup at The Yard for $10.

Sample refreshing craft brews, enjoy eats from the food concepts at The Yard and jam to live reggae musical performance by Jah Movement and DJs courtesy of Kulcha Shok’s #reggaesundays.

Are you a beer lover that also loves to keep our Earth green and get a great deal? Double the value of your hard-earned cash by enjoying all the perks of The Yard’s Grand Finale Pub Crawl Pick Up: Earth Month Edition also on April 7th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., plus automotic entry to the International Beer Day Festival…all for $20!

Pause for a Cause 3/14/19

Pause for a Cause
Thursday, 03/14/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Fritz & Franz
60 Merrick Way,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: 20.00

Raise a glass and raise money for your organization and many more non-profits with other young professionals. Let’s celebrate our community together!

100% of the proceeds are split evenly between all participating non-profits.

Pause for a Cause 3/14/19

Pause for a Cause
Thursday, 03/14/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Fritz & Franz
60 Merrick Way,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: 2019

Raise a glass and raise money for your organization and many more non-profits with other young professionals. Let’s celebrate our community together!

100% of the proceeds are split evenly between all participating non-profits.

National Moscow Mule Day 3/3/19

National Moscow Mule Day
Sunday, 03/03/2019 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Barter Wynwood
255 NW 27th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Celebrate National Moscow Mule Day at Barter Wynwood and enjoy $5 Orange Moscow Mules this Sunday, March 3rd from 5PM to 10PM. We are taking the classic Moscow Mule recipe and giving it a Florida twist with some fresh orange juice and orange slices!

The Moscow Mule was invented in 1941. Smirnoff established March 3, 2017 as the first, National Moscow Mule Day. March 3 (or 3-3) is significant as there were three people involved in the cocktail’s creation, three ingredients in the Original Mule and when turned counterclockwise the numbers become an M-M.

Speak Russian?
Выпьем за то, чтобы у нас всегда был повод для праздника!

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Fifth Annual Diversity Honors Gala Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Saturday, March 30 3/30/19

Fifth Annual Diversity Honors Gala Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Saturday, March 30
Saturday, 03/30/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida 33314
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Cost: $250, plus a service fee

Diversity Honors presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, will take place on the eve of Saturday, March 30, 2019. This year will mark the fifth anniversary for the globally renowned celebration that benefits Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park and recognizes those who are transforming lives by living authentically and advancing inclusiveness.

Diversity Honors has put South Florida on the international stage of LGBT+ rights and activism in honor of Harvey Milk (1930-1978), one of the first openly LGBT elected officials in the world, who was assassinated the same year he took office and has become an iconic figure. The Harvey Milk Foundation’s newest global sponsor, Norwegian Air Shuttle, has announced that they will be a prime sponsor for the 2019 gala.

Over the past four years, Diversity Honors has paid tribute to an impressive roster of honorees including civil rights activists Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez, and Judy and Dennis Shepard, recipients of the Harvey Milk Foundation Honors Medal; Bollywood star Celina Jaitly and Ireland Senator Dr. David Norris who both received the Harvey Milk Foundation’s Lilla Watson Global Champion Medal; the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Gay-Straight Alliance, transgender YouTube viral inspiration Ryland Whittington, and transgender teen activist Jazz Jennings – all recipients of the annual Harvey Milk Foundation Milan Rozsa Award plus singer/actress Deborah Cox, Judge Rand Hoch, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mayor Dean Trantalis, Patrick Piana, CEO of Stoli Group USA and others.

Tickets are $250, plus a service fee. To reserve tickets or for more information, please visit www.DiversityHonors.com.

People en Español “Most Powerful Women” – “Poderosas Live!” & “Poderosas PRO!” Conference 3/15/19, 3/16/19

People en Español “Most Powerful Women” – “Poderosas Live!” & “Poderosas PRO!” Conference
Friday, 03/15/2019 – 03/16/2019 09:30 am – 06:00 pm
James L. Knight Center
400 SE 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $0 – $100

People en Español will bring a weekend of empowerment to Miami, Fl., during its annual “Most Powerful Women” – “Poderosas Live!” – conference taking place Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center in Downtown Miami. The FREE, one-day event, presented by Toyota Rav4 and hosted by Adamari López, Emmy Award-winner and co-host of Telemundo’s “Un Nuevo Día,” will convene prominent Latina businesswomen, community leaders, activists and artists for thought-provoking panel discussions and keynote addresses injecting the invaluable voice of Hispanic women into the forefront of the conversation around the future of business.

Poderosas Live! will offer attendees access to experts, panels and workshops in the areas of finance, leadership, health, entrepreneurship, and professional development as well as an opportunity to participate in makeovers, among other activities.

New highlights this year include “Poderosas Pro!” — a two-day (Friday, March 15 – Saturday, March 16) premium opportunity — within “Poderosas Live!” geared towards professional and managerial-level Latinas. Taking place at multiple venues in Downtown Miami, tickets to the “Poderosas Pro!” track are priced at $100 (early bird pricing until 3/14) and will offer Latina professional’s exclusive networking opportunities, keynotes and workshops.

“Poderosas Pro!” speakers and participants include 43rd Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios, singer/songwriter and women’s rights activist Roxiny, and producer and Adelante Movement Founder Nely Galan.

For a complete list of events, dates/times and locations, visit: poderosas.peopleenespanol.com

To register to “Poderosas Live!” and/or “Poderosas Pro!”:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/people-en-espanol-presenta-poderosas-live-tickets-49920472477

CARNAVAL Block Party 3/2/19

CARNAVAL Block Party
Saturday, 03/02/2019 – 02:00 pm – 02:00 am
Veza Sur
55 NW 25th St,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

On Saturday, March 2, VEZA SUR Brewing Co. will host its second annual Carnaval Block Party, transforming 25th Street into a tremenda pachanga celebrating our Miami and Latin roots.

Rumberos are invited to join Miami’s Latin-inspired Brewery for this epic Carnaval celebracion featuring non-stop música, performances by Los Chinchillos and local DJs, local food vendors, and a special cerveza release. Veza Sur will bring the high energy of Carnaval with Samba, Batucada, Capoeira, and Mapalé dancers coming together for an explosion of culture on the streets of Wynwood. ¡El que lo vive lo goza!

Carnaval Block Party will begin at 2:00 p.m. and will go hasta la madrugada! The can’t-miss fiesta is free and open to the public. Guests of all ages are welcome to join the party all day. After 8:00 p.m. the event will be 21 and older. RSVPs are encouraged to ensure access to the parranda when it is pumping. RSVP through Eventbrite HERE.

Pandora at Shops at Merrick Park to Officiate Opening with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on February 21 2/21/19

Pandora at Shops at Merrick Park to Officiate Opening with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on February 21
Thursday, 02/21/2019 – 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
PANDORA at Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free

PANDORA at Shops at Merrick Park will celebrate its opening with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, February 21 from 5-7 p.m. with support from the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. The milestone will also serve as the debut of a new collaboration with the Ponce Society of Young Professionals that will receive a portion of the proceeds from store sales during Feb. 21 through February 24.

The community is invited to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony with key PANDORA representatives, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and City officials and the charity partner. The ribbon cutting ceremony will feature live music and a free gift with purchase of $150 or more.

Pandora will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales during Feb.21-24 to the Ponce Society of Young Professionals, a young professionals group ages 23-40 in the City Beautiful. The Ponce Society is dedicated to enhancing the Coral Gables Community Foundation’s mission of improving the quality of life for those who live, work, learn and play in Coral Gables.

To reach Pandora at Shops at Merrick Park, please call (305) 423-2013. For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, call (305) 529-0200, visit us online at www.shopsatmerrickpark.com or follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shopsatmerrickpark.

John Martin’s 29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration 3/17/19

John Martin’s 29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Sunday, 03/17/2019 – 03/18/2019 03:00 pm – 02:00 am
John Martin's Irish Pub & Restaurant
253 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: free

Shake your shamrock this St. Patrick’s Day at JohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant’s 29th annual Celtic celebration. On Sunday, March 17, the iconic Coral Gables pub will be hosting a variety of Irish-themed St. Patrick’s Day activities for everyone to enjoy starting at noon until 2 a.m.
The Official Kick Off will be marked with the band, “Luna,” who owners Martin Lynch and John Clarke have flown over from Ireland to perform for three nights on March 16th, 17th and 19th. Lead singer Shane McCluskey will perform a series of traditional folk songs to bring the spirit of Ireland to South Florida.

Guests will enjoy a whole host of activities during St. Patrick’s Day celebration including fun for the family with additional music provided by JohnMartin’s DJ at 9 p.m. JohnMartin’s makes sure that St. Patrick’s Day isn’t exclusively for adults either. Kids can also get in the on action this year with unicorn pony rides, face painting and balloon animals from noon – 3 p.m.

“A Celebration of Life, Love and Music” with Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Honoring 100 Years of Leonard Bernstein and the Legacy of Matthew Shepard 3/17/19

“A Celebration of Life, Love and Music” with Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Honoring 100 Years of Leonard Bernstein and the Legacy of Matthew Shepard
Sunday, 03/17/2019 – 05:00 pm –
All Saints Episcopal Church
333 Tarpon Drive,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: General admission tickets are $25 and VIP tickets with priority seating are priced at $40, plus a small service fee.

The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FTLGMC) is honoring the 100 years of American Composer Leonard Bernstein and the legacy of Matthew Shepard – a college student who more than two decades ago was the victim of a brutal gay-hate murder – during “A Celebration of Life, Love and Music” performance on Sunday, March 17 at 5 p.m. from the All Saints Episcopal Church in Fort Lauderdale. A portion of show proceeds will benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

While a significant portion of the evening showcases the prolific works of Bernstein, the Chorus is dedicating “Changing Hearts,” a special, six-piece collection, to Shepard and others who have been the victims of gay-hate crimes. The set features songs from some of Bernstein’s renowned Broadway musicals such as West Side Story, On the Town and Candidae. Scenes from The Laramie Project, a play that debuted in 2000 by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project about the reaction of Shepard’s death, are being interspersed with the evening’s musical selections: Tonight; Something’s Coming; One Hand, One Heart; I Can Cook Too and Make Our Garden Grow.

Funding for the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. General admission tickets are $25 and VIP tickets with priority seating are priced at $40, plus a small service fee.

Tickets are available for purchase online at TheFTLGMC.org or by calling (954) 832-0060.

Pitch for The Doral Yard 2/6/19

Pitch for The Doral Yard
Wednesday, 02/06/2019 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Downtown Doral
5241 NW 87th Ave Suite D109,
Doral, Florida 33178
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Cost: 25

The Doral Yard is thrilled to bring you Pitch for The Doral Yard on February 6, 2019, where talented Miami-based culinary and retail entrepreneurs from ABA Pasta, Amazonica, Patio, PokeKai, Rusty Ryan and Santo Dulce will pitch their ideas to a judge panel of visionary real estate developers, entrepreneurs, and chefs including:

Armando Codina, Codina Partners and Developer of Downtown Doral
Ana-Marie Codina Barlick, Codina Partners and Developer of Downtown Doral
Joe Furst, Place Projects, The Doral Yard and Wynwood Business Improvement District
Chef Ken Lyon, The Doral Yard and The Wynwood Yard
Chef Julie Frans, The Doral Yard and The Wynwood Yard
Enjoy a welcome cocktail and delicous samples from participating food and beverage concepts. Watch the contestants in action as they pitch you and the panel of judges, and place your People’s Choice vote for your favorite, helping them land a space on the tenant roster of The Doral Yard and a cash prize! Judges’ Pick will also be announced at the end of the evening.

Valentine’s Day Pool Side Cabana Dinner Set Menu 2/14/19

Valentine’s Day Pool Side Cabana Dinner Set Menu
Thursday, 02/14/2019 – 04:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Nautilus South Beach
1825 collins ave,
miami beach, Florida 33139
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Celebrate your love poolside at Nautilus Cabana Club with an Uber Romantic Cabana Dinner featuring a 4 course $300 prix-fixe dinner for 2 with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. Couples will indulge in a Seafood Platter for 2 to start, followed by Wild Mushroom Risotto with black truffle and pecorino cheese, choice of Wagyu Beef Wellington with foie gras, black cherry reduction and swiss chard, or Half Grilled Maine Lobster with maître d’hotel butter sauce, and finally Chocolate Lava Cake. Those wanting to keep the fantasy going with an overnight stay are offered a special $200 rate. Breakfast in bed optional.

Sixth Annual Art + Soul Celebration 2/9/19

Sixth Annual Art + Soul Celebration
Saturday, 02/09/2019 – 06:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost:

Mark your calendars for the best party of the year, Art + Soul, celebrating the fund for African American Art.

Cocktails + Dinner | 6:15pm
Join us for a cocktail reception and seated dinner under the stars with a menu prepared by celebrity Chef Amaris Jones. Includes access to Reveal and Celebration.

Reveal | 9pm
Enjoy a champagne toast and lively program as we unveil the Ambassadors most recent art acquisition. Includes access to Celebration.

Celebration | 9:30pm
The party continues with entertainment by Jillionaire and A.Randolph and The Smash Room Project, cocktails, canapés, and dancing under the stars.

Music on the Green at Shops at Merrick Park Featuring Luis Alas & La Calle Ocho Funk Band 1/26/19

Music on the Green at Shops at Merrick Park Featuring Luis Alas & La Calle Ocho Funk Band
Saturday, 01/26/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free

Shops at Merrick Park, Coral Gables’ pristine destination for fine shopping and dining, invites visitors to enjoy a romantic evening under the stars during “Music on the Green,” featuring the smooth and sultry sounds of South Florida’s own saxophonist Luis Alas y La Calle Ocho Funk Band on Saturday, January 26, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early with a blanket or chair to reserve the perfect spot on the green and indulge in the variety of dining and shopping options at Shops at Merrick Park.

For more information, please visit www.shopsatmerrickpark.com or call (305) 529-1215.

Heart Gallery of Broward County and Truluck’s Second Annual Tru-Hearts Luncheon Honoring Melissa Milroy of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 2/12/19

Heart Gallery of Broward County and Truluck’s Second Annual Tru-Hearts Luncheon Honoring Melissa Milroy of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 02/12/2019 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Truluck's at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2584A East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $100 per person with complimentary valet parking

Heart Gallery of Broward County & Truluck’s will present the second annual Tru-Hearts Luncheon on Tuesday, February 12, at noon, at Truluck’s restaurant at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. This year’s luncheon, which spotlights those who are making a difference in the lives of children and families, will honor Melissa Milroy, senior marketing manager for The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. The luncheon will also feature informal modeling, networking opportunities, a raffle and a chance to meet the Heart Gallery leadership team.

A proud Fort Lauderdale native, Melissa Milroy proudly serves as senior marketing manager for The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination. She joined the Galleria’s marketing team 25 years ago, and in that time, forged numerous partnerships to benefit the community. She is the powerhouse behind the destination’s largest philanthropic campaigns, corporate sponsorship programs and initiatives including the sold-out 12th Annual South Florida Ford Men of Style presented by Signature Grand which, this year, raised more than $95,000 for family charities including ARC Broward, Covenant House, Kids in Distress, Jack & Jill Children’s Center, HANDY and Take Stock in Children of Broward County.

A huge fan of community investment and of uniting area business and philanthropic partners to better serve the interests of Fort Lauderdale and help it thrive as a complete, unified region, Milroy serves on the boards of the Transportation Management Association, Beach Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and Heart Gallery of Broward County. She is a member of the Marketing Advisory Committee of the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB and the International Council of Shopping Centers and recently became a Riverwalk Trustee.
She has been recognized as a family and community advocate with awards from the Boys & Girls Clubs, the March of Dimes and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets are $100 per person with complimentary valet parking courtesy of The Galleria. To purchase tickets and learn more, please visit blacktie-southflorida.com.

About Heart Gallery of Broward County
The Heart Gallery of Broward County, one of over 100 independent heart galleries across the country, is a respected not-for-profit committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children. The Heart Gallery of Broward County was introduced in 2007 as a traveling photography exhibit of foster children who were waiting to be permanently adopted, and has evolved to work closely with ChildNet and local foster care providers to seek adoptive families and other connections for these children. For additional information, or to adopt, volunteer or make a donation, please visit heartgalleryofbroward.org.

About Truluck’s
Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House features an exceptional dining concept rooted in environmental stewardship and sustainability. Following all guidelines of the Ocean Conservancy, Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House serves only the freshest Florida Stone Crab direct from its fisheries and a fresh-catch seafood menu updated seasonally. The restaurant’s wine program, showcasing 100 selections by the sample, glass and bottle, has been recognized by Wine Spectator magazine with an “Award of Excellence.” In addition to its Fort Lauderdale location at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House also offers dining on Brickell Avenue in Miami and in Naples on 4th Avenue South, next to the Sugden Theater. For additional information and menus, please visit www.trulucks.com.

Intentional NYE at Yoga Studio 12/31/18


Intentional NYE at Yoga Studio

Monday, 12/31/2018 – 01/01/2019 08:00 pm – 02:00 am
Inhale Miami
6310 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33138
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Cost: $33 online $44 at the door.

✅Intentional and Conscious Event? Yes
✅Affordable for All? Yes
✅Holistic Fun? Yes
✅Non-Alcohol Centric? Yes
✅Vegan Options? Yes
✅Grassroots Organized? Yes
✅Community Oriented? Yes
✅No Traffic and Free Parking? Yes
✅Good Vibes? Yes
✅Intentional Workshops/Activities? Yes
✅You can go still go to after parties? Yes!

To see what else we have in store and get tickets please visit. inhalemiami.com

Family Fun Day: Cultures of the Middle East 1/12/19

Family Fun Day: Cultures of the Middle East
Saturday, 01/12/2019 – 10:00 am – 05:00 am
HistoryMiami Museum
101 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: FREE

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural diversity of the Middle East! During this jam-packed day, enjoy instrument demonstrations and performances by Iranian musician Reza Filsoofi and dance along at workshops by MECA Dance Ensemble. Try delicious Persian cuisine and learn about the vibrant folkloric traditions of the Middle East through hands-on craft activities.

Byblos Hosts New Year’s Eve Dinner + ‘A Night at El Morocco’ Celebration 12/31/18

Byblos Hosts New Year’s Eve Dinner + ‘A Night at El Morocco’ Celebration
Monday, 12/31/2018 – 06:00 pm – 02:00 am
Byblos
1545 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Welcome 2019 Miami style with the city’s swankiest Mediterranean hotspot, Byblos. Welcoming locals and tourists alike, Byblos is hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration to remember, offering a very special dinner followed by ‘A Night at El Morocco’ after-party in their back-room lounge. The restaurant will host two separate seating’s from 6PM – 7:30PMand 8PM -10PM, providing guests with a delicious four-course prix-fixe menu featuring chef’s top picks. Offerings include: QATAYEF oxtail + sabzi sauce + jalapeño shug, AHI TUNA CRUDO green tahini + scallion + amba dressing + green olive relish + sumac cracker, TURKISH MANTI DUMPLINGS smoky eggplant + date molasses + pine nut, KING CRAB PIDE wood roasted corn + mozzarella + cilantro + truffle, TAH DIG chanterelles + pine nuts + spinach + truffle porcini cream, WAGYU STEAK truffle eggplant tzatziki + chemen + pine nut dukkah, TRUFFLE TURKISH TRUFFLE PANNA COTTA cardamom sugar + tahini crumb AND MORE!

Bonus – each table will receive a bottle of bubbly per every two people – sip, sip hooray! Guests who chose to indulge in the first seating ($95++pp) will receive a bottle of Cava. Guests who opt for the second seating service ($225++pp) will receive a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and will be guaranteed entrance to the lounge for additional beverages.

That’s right – the party doesn’t end there! After dinner, diners can extend their experience for some late-night revelry and celebrate “A Night at El Morocco” in the private back-room lounge. With the purchase of a $75 wristband, party guests can partake in the lounge’s “A Night at El Morocco” celebration, and will have access to an open bar from 10PM-2AM. Wristband includes an arrangement of liquors, beer, wine, and bubbly. Join Byblos for an unforgettable end-of-the-year celebration with an extravagant sendoff of 2018.

*Pre-payment recommended for beverage packages.
*Pricing for table reservations and bottle service in the lounge upon request.

For reservations: please call 305-508-5041 or email info@byblosmiami.com.

Five Star New Year’s Eve 12/31/18

Five Star New Year’s Eve
Monday, 12/31/2018 – 09:30 pm – 05:00 am
Amara at Paraiso
3101 NE 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Five Star New Year’s Eve, the luxury-driven New Year’s Eve fête produced by Concept ID, will take place at Amara at Paraiso. Known as the trendiest end of year celebration featuring its private fireworks show, four rotating DJs – Giovannetti, UnoMas, Felipe Kaval and Raul Boesel – and premium open bar all night long the “all white and gold” concept attracts bold-faced guests, celebrities, jetsetters, top models and VIPs. Notable attendees have includedRyan Phillippe, DJ Robin Schulz, Isabeli Fontana, and Ronaldo “The Phenomenon” Nazario de Lima, to name a very few.

The NightGarden NYE Celebration 12/31/18

The NightGarden NYE Celebration
Monday, 12/18/2018 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Rd,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: $39/Adult $32/Child

Come celebrate New Year’s Eve at the NightGarden with a spectacular fireworks show specifically designed for this very special event. This Evening package also includes a DJ playing your favorite songs to help you dance your way into the New Year.

There will be complimentary hats, tiaras and noise makers for all guests.

Food, drink and champagne will also be available for purchase.

Families, couples and friends are all invited.

The NightGarden inhabitants welcome and cherish all visitors.

Barely Legal Purdy Lounge’s 18 Year Anniversary Bash 12/21/18

Barely Legal Purdy Lounge’s 18 Year Anniversary Bash
Friday, 12/21/2019 – 10:00 pm – 12:00 am
Purdy Lounge
1811 Purdy Avenue,
MIAMI BEACH, Florida 33139
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Cost: FREE

Join Purdy Lounge, one of Miami Beach’s most iconic bars, in celebrating their 18th Birthday this Friday, December 21st. COMPLIMENTARY OPEN BAR for all guests from 10PM to 12AM.

Barely Legal Purdy Lounge’s 18 Year Anniversary Bash 12/21/18

Barely Legal Purdy Lounge’s 18 Year Anniversary Bash
Friday, 12/21/2018 – 10:00 pm – 12:00 am
Purdy Lounge
1811 Purdy Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: FREE

Join Purdy Lounge at their “Barely Legal” 18th Birthday Party! One of Miami Beach’s most iconic bars is celebrating 18 years being open. Guests will receive complimentary open bar from 10PM to 12AM. Guests must be 21 and over to attend.

The biltmore hotel will host a masquarade ball To ring in the new year 12/31/18

The biltmore hotel will host a masquarade ball To ring in the new year
Monday, 12/31/2018 – 08:30 pm – 01:00 am
Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $150 – $495+

The Biltmore Hotel Miami – Coral Gables is hosting an upscale New Year’s Eve masquerade ball for guests looking to ring in the New Year like never before. The New Year’s celebration will include two distinct events for guests to enjoy. In the Granada Ballroom, guests will have access to a premium open bar along with an elaborate four-course dinner, where the band Flavor will be play live music throughout the evening. Guests can also purchase a ticket to celebrate in the Alhambra Ballroom, which also includes a premium open bar, as well as a delectable sweet and savory dessert buffet, and an entertaining DJ who will play music to an incredible laser and light show provided by Event Factor.

When the clock strikes 12p.m., fireworks will light up the sky over the recently renovated golf course, champagne will flow and cigars will be offered on the terrace for a truly spectacular welcome to the New Year.

Tickets to the Gala Dinner at the Granada Ballroom are $495++ and tickets to the Dessert Lounge are $150++.

Moonlight Disco New Year’s Eve at Nautilus South Beach 12/31/18

Moonlight Disco New Year’s Eve at Nautilus South Beach
Monday, 12/31/2018 – 09:00 pm – 03:00 am
Nautilus Hotel
1825 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost:

Boogie into 2019 at Nautilus’ poolside fete Moonlight Disco hosted by Mr. Pauper with sounds by Julian Cavin and Nano The DJ. Guests will enjoy a premium open bar from 9pm – midnight with the purchase of a cabana or poolside VIP tables (prices vary per group), as they ring in the new year with a champagne toast at midnight and special performers entertain.

NYE Poolside Party Booking Link: nautilusnye2019.splashthat.com

Opening Celebration at Orange Bowl Field at Glades Pioneer Park 12/19/18

Opening Celebration at Orange Bowl Field at Glades Pioneer Park
Wednesday, 12/19/2018 – 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Glades Pioneer Park
866 SW 16th St.,
Belle Glade, Florida 33430
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Cost: Free

Celebration of the opening of Orange Bowl Field at Glades Pioneer Park in Belle Glade, Fla. The opening celebration is free and open to the public and attendees will enjoy activities for the entire family including, kids’ games, bounce houses, food and drinks and much more.

The $3 million renovation of the existing football field at Glades Pioneer Park is the Orange Bowl’s fifth Legacy Gift to the South Florida community and first in Palm Beach County. Renovations include a synthetic turf field and maintenance, an electronic scoreboard, an entry monument, fencing, walkways and signage. The renovation of Glades Pioneer Park furthers the Orange Bowl’s commitment to inspire youth and engage and enhance the South Florida community. Opening of Orange Bowl Field at Glades Pioneer Park

Riverside New Year’s Eve 2019 at Seaspice 12/31/18

Riverside New Year’s Eve 2019 at Seaspice
Monday, 12/31/2018 – 07:00 pm – 03:00 am
SEASPICE
422 NW North River Dr,
Miami, Florida 33128
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Seaspice channels Frank Sinatra vibes with its New Year’s Eve celebration featuring a live performance by rising star Louis Amanti and orchestra and an exquisitely curated dinner menu.

Louis, whose style is a combination of elegance and sophistication (think Sinatra and Dean Martin), has worked with the likes of Grammy Award-winning David Foster, producer for artists such as Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, and Celine Dion.

“We found Michael Bublé some 16 years ago – and I don’t want to compare the two of them because that’s not fair – but I’ve been looking for someone who fits that zone, and this guy [Louis] fits the bill,” says legendary producer David Foster.

Featuring spectacular views of the Miami River and city skyline, the New Year’s Eve candlelit dinner and performance begins at 7pm. The evening continues with dancing, surprises and entertainment throughout the venue leading up to the New Year countdown at midnight for an all-night celebration with music by DJ Axel Beca. At the helm of the kitchen, Chef Angel Leon will present New Year’s-curated specials and delectable options from the a la carte menu including the Fresh Dover Sole and Bone-in Ribeye served on a volcanic hot stone, as well as delicacies from the Raw Bar such as oysters and caviar. RSVP mandatory.

Fire & Ice, a New Year’s Eve Experience at Valentino Cucina Italiana and One Door East 12/31/18

Fire & Ice, a New Year’s Eve Experience at Valentino Cucina Italiana and One Door East
Monday, 12/31/2018 – 09:00 pm – 02:00 am
One Door East
620 South Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $100

Live music, entertainment, delicious food and crafty cocktails! Valentino will offer an A La Carte seated dinner featuring a new menu at 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Reservations must be made on OpenTable. One Door East will heat things up at 9:00 p.m. with a Fire themed evening including music and entertainment. A special offering of appetizers and craft cocktails will be available. Two drinks are included with the $100 ticket. One Door East will also offer normal dinner service from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Seating is extremely limited, please be sure to RSVP and reserve your spot today.
Tickets for the One Door East cocktail party can be purchased on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2SEJRQk.

Call 954.314.6411 for more information.

Tickets:
Seated Dinner at Valentino Cucina Italiana & Cocktail Party at One Door East
Reservations required through OpenTable
– Al a Carte NYE Dinner Specials
– Complimentary glass of champagne

Cocktail Party at One Door East (Includes (2) drink tickets for craft cocktails, DJ, live entertainment, photobooth and passed appetizers)
– $100 presale tickets through Eventbrite
– $125 at the door

Midnight at The Muse 12/31/18

Midnight at The Muse
Monday, 12/31/2018 – 07:00 pm – 01:00 am
CIRC Hotel
1780 Polk St, Hollywood, FL 33020,
Hollywood, Florida 33020
Buy Tickets
Cost: $75, $175, $500

CIRC Hotel is hosting “Midnight at The Muse,” a New Year’s Eve celebration at its rooftop bar and lounge, The Muse. On Monday, Dec. 31, every hour from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., mixologists will serve a themed cocktail representing a nation ringing in the New Year at that moment. Guests will enjoy specialty drinks, light bites, live music and breathtaking views from Downtown Hollywood’s only rooftop bar. CIRC Hotel is located at 1780 Polk Street on Young Circle in Hollywood. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. For more information, visit circhotel.com or email events@circhotel.com

Best of Backroom 12/29/18

Best of Backroom
Saturday, 12/29/2018 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
X Miami Apartments
X Miami Apartments, 230 NE 4th St,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $10

What began as a small function amongst friends has now successfully become a platform for locals in Miami-Dade County. Celebrating another 365 days of culture in the 305, Backroom Sessions closes out 2018 with its 2 year anniversary showcase, “Best Of Backroom”. Featuring the cream of the crop in homegrown talent, the multi-genre concert will be filled with local Visual & Performing Arts activations that highlight the creative communities. These will be complemented by vendors offering a selection of merchandise, food, & drinks that are custom to the culture found down here at the Bottom of the Map. Hosted by local influencer Sean Bang, Best Of Backroom will take place at The X Miami on Saturday December 29th at 6 PM. Come through and show love to the locals putting on for the city.

Champagne Wishes and Sweet Dreams Christmas Suite 12/15/18, 12/16/18, 12/17/18, 12/18/18, 12/19/18, 12/19/18, 12/20/18, 12/21/18, 12/22/18

Champagne Wishes and Sweet Dreams Christmas Suite
Saturday, 12/15/2018 – 12/22/2018 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach
551 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free

Visit Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach’s and explore the Champagne Wishes and Sweet Dreams Instagramable Suite, decorated in Veuve Clicquot and Christmas décor. See our Veuve bottle Christmas tree, purchase a glass of Veuve from our champagne bar and garnish your drink with a Sugarfina candy! Access from 5 – 7pm, December 15 – 22.

New Year’s Eve Party 12/31/18, /1/1/19

New Year’s Eve Party
Monday, 12/31/2018 – 01/01/2019 07:30 pm – 02:00 am
Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach
551 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $0 – $289

Make it a night to remember at the brand new Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach. Spend the last of 2018 with a lavish champagne soirée, complete with an open bar cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres, and an elegant gourmet five-course dinner. Enjoy a special Veuve Clicquot pairing, live entertainment and a midnight countdown with NYE party favors. Make it a family affair; children 5 – 12 years old can celebrate with a delightful buffet and kids club room.

Menu

Cocktail Reception:
Salmon cornets with yuzu crème and espelette
“Shortrib vol au vent” with onion chutney
Charred octopus, paired with eggplant caponata, topped with basil
Buffalo mozzarella arancini with a sundried tomato garnish

Amuse Bouche:
Tomato sphere with gazpacho gel and a basil powder

First Course:
Truffled egg with potato cream, espelette and a parmesan cracker

Second Course:
Warm shrimp salad over swank farm greens, citrus and avocado

Third Course:
Skuna bay salmon with charred cippolini, wild mushrooms and celery root puree

Fourth Course:
28 day dry aged beef with white asparagus, root veggie soubise and truffle béarnaise

Dessert:
Flexi chocolate ganache with a dark chocolate micro sponge and dark chocolate crisp, topped with passion fruit, berry, chocolate gel with white chocolate milk crumble

Celebration Notes
-All attendees need tickets

-Please contact the resort for all seating requests (954-414-5100)

-ID’s will be checked

I Love Saturday Drag Brunch 12/1/18

I Love Saturday Drag Brunch
Saturday, 12/01/2018 – 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
R House Wynwood
2727 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: brunch packages starting at $40

R HOUSE’s NEW Saturday Brunch quirckly titled “I LOVE SATURDAY BRUNCH” spotlights spectacular performances with a call time from 1pm to 3pm. Wynwood’s newest mid-day party will feature new beverage options, new menu items, new talented Queens and cast, and a few surprises. In true Miami fashion, a post-brunch party will continue with DJ MoJody and R House’s Happy Hour from 3pm to 7pm featuring all sorts of delicious favorites. And because this weekly event takes place every Saturday locals can truly indulge without the worry of work the next day!

Join us SATURDAY December 1st for R House’s Saturday Drag Brunch; I LOVE SATURDAY BRUNCH!

Enjoy our wildly entertaining brunch hosted by the charismatic glitterati Athena Dion, along with special guests:

Poizon Ivy
Angie Ovahness Pryce
Karla Croqueta
Morphine Love

Enjoy an amazing meal, watch our fierce cast perform all brunch long, and jam to all your favorite music courtesy of DJ MoJody!

***RESERVATIONS***
Reservations are required for R House’s Saturday Drag Brunch and can be made by calling (305) 576-0201 or visiting www.rhousewynwood.com.

Showtime begins promptly at 1pm every Saturday
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We proudly have been titled:

Miami’s Ultimate Summer Party! by The Miami New Times

Winners of the 2017 Pink Flamingo Awards for
Best Fine Dining Restaurant and Best Chef; Rocco Carulli!

Time Out’s Miami’s Most Loved Brunch!

Buskerfest Miami Street Performance Festival 2018 12/14/18


Buskerfest Miami Street Performance Festival 2018
Friday, 12/14/2018 – 04:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Downtown Miami
Edit 301 N Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: Free

Join us for the sixth annual Buskerfest Miami Street Performance Festival in Downtown Miami on Friday, December 14th! From 4-7 pm, local artists will perform 45-minute sets at select Inner Loop stops of the Metromover and satellite locations, including the Alfred Dupont Building, Sparky’s Roadside Barbecue and Miami Center for Architecture and Design. Starting at 6pm the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives will be screening historical Miami footage in Bayfront Park. The Comedy Corner by Comic Cure returns for the third year to bring laughter to the streets! Grab an official Buskerfest Miami Passport at any stop to track your travels; select your favorite act of the night and cash-in on deals and discounts at nearby restaurants, bars and retailers. At 7 pm, all attendees and performers convene in Bayfront Park for the Buskextravaganza, a concentrated showcase of local performers! Grab your lawn chair for the wrap-up party that begins at 8pm at the Tina Hills Pavilion in Bayfront Park, featuring the sun-drenched, garage rock of SunGhosts with an opening set by Live! Modern School of Music. The event is free and caters to all audiences.

It’s the party in the street that’s sure to move your feet!

Mistletoe & Martinis 12/14/18

Mistletoe & Martinis
Friday, 12/14/2018 – 07:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Deering Estate
16701 SW 72nd. Ave.,
Palmetto Bay, Florida 33157
Buy Tickets
Cost: $75 – $100

MISTLETOE & MARTINIS

Kick off the holiday season with Mistletoe & Martinis, a joyful evening of holiday cheer to benefit the Deering Estate Foundation. The Estate will come alive with the sights, sounds and libations of the holiday season, as guests enjoy festive music, flavorful martinis .and lavish hors d’oeuvres and desserts from some of South Florida’s finest restaurants and caterers. Mix and mingle while strolling through the historic homes and magnificent grounds transformed into a wondrous Festival of Trees gloriously lit up and fully adorned for the holidays.

The event takes place on Friday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Avenue, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157. Tickets are $75 for members and $100 for non-members. Purchase tickets at www.deeringestate.org/mistletoe-martinis/, or by calling (305) 235-1668, ext. 263.

All proceeds benefit the Deering Estate Foundation, to be used for environmental education, preservation and programming.

Pre-Thanksgiving Party 11/21/18

Pre-Thanksgiving Party
Wednesday, 11/21/2018 – 06:00 pm – 03:00 am
Wynwood Marketplace
2250 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Mark your calendars & get ready to kick off your Thanksgiving festivities at thedeck located in the heart of Wynwood!

On Wednesday, November 21st, thedeck, will be hosting a pre-Thanksgiving party to help get everyones holiday season underway. With RSVP, guests will get the chance to pre-game with an open bar from 6PM-8PM and also receive an Effen Vodka welcome cocktail between 6PM-12AM to help get the night started. While sipping on cocktails experience DJ Iván spinning live all night — all the perfect ingredients for a pre-Thanksgiving party!

Pre – Thanksgiving Party at Thedeck 11/21/18

Pre – Thanksgiving Party at Thedeck
Wednesday, 11/21/2018 – 06:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thedeck
2250 NW 2nd Ave,
maimi, Florida 33127
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Cost:

Mark your calendars & get ready to kick off your Thanksgiving festivities at thedeck located in the heart of Wynwood!

On Wednesday, November 21st, thedeck, will be hosting a pre-Thanksgiving party to help get everyones holiday season underway. With RSVP, guests will receive a complimentary Effen Vodka welcome cocktail between 6PM-12AM to help get the night started, and will also get to experience DJ Iván spinning live all night — all the perfect ingredients for a pre-Thanksgiving party!

Menorah Lighting at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 12/5/18

Menorah Lighting at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, 12/05/2018 – 05:30 pm –
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will host a public menorah lighting on Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m., near H&M. The event is organized by The Chabad Lubavitch of Fort Lauderdale.

Celebrity Beach Soccer Match 11/17/18

Celebrity Beach Soccer Match
Saturday, 11/17/2018 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
W South Beach
2201 COLLINS AVENUE,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: 75$ to 200$ VIP

Presented by GACP Sports in partnership with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, soccer meets philanthropy on Saturday, November 17th with the first annual Celebrity Beach SoccerMatch. The fundraising event will feature a 7 v. 7 exhibition match with celebrities, athletes and SI Swimsuit models, benefiting Best Buddies. Confirmed participants include actor Ryan Phillippe, NFL’s Chad Ochocinco Johnson and Rashad Jennings, Redskin’s Santana Moss, and LA Galaxy’s Landon Donovan with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models Olivia Culpo, Kate Bock, Camille Kostek, Myla Dalbesio, Robin Holzken, Hunter McGrady, Samantha Hoopes, Anne de Paula, Haley Kalil, Jasmyn Wilkins, Genie Bouchard, Brenna Huckaby and Tara Lynn.
The game commences beach side at 11AM at 2201 Collins Avenue in South Beach where participating soccer legends, models and celebrities will gather for a friendly beach soccer match. The event will feature premium spirits stations, VIP lounges and experiential activations.
More than 1,000 guests will be welcomed to the star-studded event, including sports fans, socialites, business leaders, notable philanthropists and jetsetters with a common goal of raising funds for the Best Buddies organization.
Fashionably Early Specials is available until November 3 with General Admission at $75 and VIP at $200 and can be purchased atwww.worldfutbolgala.com.

Tri-Rail’s Winter Wonderland Celebration 12/8/18

Tri-Rail’s Winter Wonderland Celebration
Saturday, 12/08/2018, 11:00 am – 03:00 am
Tri-Rail’s Miami Airport Station
3861 NW 21 Street
Miami, Florida 33142
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Entry Fee: Free

Celebrate the season with 20 tons of snow at Tri-Rail’s Winter Wonderland celebration. In addition to the highly-anticipated snow playground, attendees will enjoy bounce houses, food trucks, face painting, cookie decorating, a coloring station, holiday carolers and more.

Admission to the event is FREE. Event goers are invited to start their day of fun on two select trains, southbound P669 and P671, both departing from the West Palm Beach station, at 9:50 a.m. and at 10:50 a.m., respectively. The two-hour trip will feature costumed characters on board to entertain riders. Tickets are $5 to ride Tri-Rail the entire day or $2.50 for students, seniors, and persons with disabilities who have a registered discount EASY Card. Kids 12 and under ride free.

Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross to Host 25th Annual Sara Hopkins Woodruff Spectrum Awards for Women (11/16/18)

Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross to Host 25th Annual Sara Hopkins Woodruff Spectrum Awards for Women
Friday, 11/16/2018 – 11/16/2018 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove
3300 SW 27th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33133
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The Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce the 25th Annual Sara Hopkins Woodruff Spectrum Awards For Women. Chaired by Phillis Oeters the awards will recognize outstanding women whose efforts have made significant contributions to the quality of life in South Florida. This year’s Honorary Chair is Swanee DiMare and the Philanthropic Chair is Trish Bell. This year, Phillis Oeters will be honored with the Silver Anniversary Lifetime Achievement Award for her years of service to the American Red Cross and Spectrum Awards.

On Friday, November 16, 2018, the celebrated community leaders will gather at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove for the annual ceremony. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with a reception and market place. At noon, honorees and guests will enjoy a luncheon and the awards presentation.

“Spectrum” refers to women’s impact across the broad scope of community life as well as the diversity of cultures represented in the community. More than 400 people are expected to attend the awards ceremony, which will raise funds for the vital life-saving programs and services of the American Red Cross Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter. These leadership awards acknowledge the humanitarian principles of the American Red Cross: Humanity, Impartiality, Independence, Unity, Neutrality, and Voluntary Service.

The 2018 Award recipients are:

• Do Unto Others Trust Philanthropy Award – Mary “Mimi” Bradley Shafey
• Trish and Dan Bell Chairman’s Award – Remedios Diaz-Oliver
• Cervera Real Estate, Inc. Ambassador Award – Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
• Rick and Margarita Tonkinson Community Service Award – Martha E. Avila
• Bank of America Education Award – Linda Dwyer
• Holland & Knight Culture Award – Diane Moss
• Mercantil Bank Entrepreneurial Award – Christine Franklin
• Baptist Health South Florida Healthcare Award – Linda S. Quick
• Norma Echarte & Associates Hospitality Award – Mercy Vera
• UHealth Red Cross Service Award – Vivian C. de las Cuevas
• Red Cross Rising Star Award – Kamille A. Garness & Annia Elena Lopez
• Swanee and Paul DiMare Youth Award – Aurora Olga Cosio

Committee members include: Phillis Oeters, chair; Mona Ignatz Adams, co-chair; Jessi Berrin, Julia Bianchi, Ileana Bravo, Elda Brouwer, C.L. Conroy, Gloria Danovitz, Pamela Garrison, Josie Goytisolo, Dolly Hernandez, Doreen Lima, Patricia Lubian, Emily Marquez-Dulin, Hilda S. Mitrani, Arely Ruiz, Penny Shaffer, Joanie Stringer, Kenia Tedesco, Ana VeigaMilton, Marielena Villamil, Roz S. Zacks.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support for families affected by disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that saves lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. For more information, visit redcross.org/southflorida or visit us on Twitter at @sflRedCrossSFLRedCross.

Sponsorship opportunities for the 25th Annual Spectrum Awards are available by contacting Diana.Rojas@redcross.org. To buy tickets, visit redcross.org/spectrum25.

10th Annual Veterans Day Parade 11/11/18

10th Annual Veterans Day Parade
Sunday, 11/11/2018 – 11:11 am –
Ocean Drive
500 Ocean Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

11:11 am-Parade with Marching Bands, Veterans and More
along Ocean Drive (5 to 14 streets)
Noon- All Veterans Parachute Team, Wreath Laying Ceremony & Picnic
Lummus Park | 1130 Ocean Drive

Ribbon Cutting Celebration for Art Mural Installed on Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District Garage in DowntownFTL 11/7/18

Ribbon Cutting Celebration for Art Mural Installed on Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District Garage in DowntownFTL
Wednesday, 11/07/2018 – 09:00 am –
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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In partnership with the Community Foundation of Broward, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and the City of Fort Lauderdale, and with support from the Museum of Discovery and Science and Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority is excited to announce that internationally acclaimed artist Arlin Graff has been selected to install an original art mural on the Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District Garage located in DowntownFTL at 101 SW 5 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. On Wednesday, Nov. 7 there will be a Ribbon Cutting celebration outside Broward Center for the Performing Arts on the Wendt Terraces overlooking the New River. Local elected officials, the Community Foundation of Broward, partner agency representatives/board members, School Board partners, Broward Workshop members, community members and more will be in attendance. This event is open to the public. Guests will enjoy light refreshments.

The installation of this iconic art mural will elevate the overall aesthetics of the garage and will further connect the parking garage to the surrounding arts and science centers. This art mural will create a sense of place for the Riverwalk A&E District and a recognizable landmark along Himmarshee Street, a gateway into DowntownFTL.

Arlin’s unique geometric style is rooted in his childhood moments in rural Brazil, playing with scraps of wood in his father’s woodshed. As a teenager he began with street art and later studied Industrial Design in college. Arlin began to piece all these references together into his own type of deconstructionism; creating a very distinct style, giving life to his abstract creations that seem to be emerging from a digital work.

15 Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Merrick Park 11/15/18

15 Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Merrick Park
Thursday, 11/15/2018 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Ave.,
Coral Gablese, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free

Shops at Merrick Park invites families and children of all ages to attend its spectacular 15th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa’s Arrival, sponsored by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The evening’s free festivities include the grand tree-lighting reveal, live entertainment, retailer pop-up stations and a special appearance by Santa Claus.

Shops at Merrick Park will transform into a winter wonderland centered around an impressive 50-foot tree adorned with 55,000 colorful twinkling bulbs. The magical evening will begin with Santa’s grand arrival down San Lorenzo Avenue on the Coral Gables Fire Department’s fire truck where Master of Ceremonies Belkys Nerey, award-winning co-anchor of WSVN Channel 7 News, and Coral Gables Mayor Valdes-Fauli will join in to illuminate the tree, signaling the official start of the holiday shopping season.

Attendees will be treated to live performances by the Miami Royal Ballet and greetings from holiday characters, a refreshment station, giveaways and more. A roster of retailers will also pop-up throughout the garden with special promotions and gifts. Attendees are encouraged to bring unwrapped toys for children in the care of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and in doing so they might be the random winner of exciting prizes from Shops at Merrick Park.