The Children’s Trust Family Expo 2015 9/12/15

The Children’s Trust Family Expo 2015
Saturday, 09/12/2015 – 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
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10901 Southwest 24 Street,
Miami, Florida 33165
Cost: FREE

Join Thousands of Families on Saturday, September 12th at
The Children’s Trust FREE Family Expo

200 Exhibitors Showcasing Health and Social Services with Appearances by Popular Characters, Giveaways and Family-Friendly Activities for All

The Children’s Trust 2015 Family Expo, will host its ninth annual, FREE, all-day festival to provide parents with direct access to educational, health and social services in a fun and festive experience. As the largest free event of its kind in our community, the Expo boasts record crowds exceeding 20,000 and more than 200 participants. An assortment of exhibitors are located in two indoor exhibit halls showcasing information about education, after-school enrichment activities, low-cost health insurance, nutrition, safety, services for children with special needs, Pre-K registration and much more. As part of the fun, each hall will host two stages packed with entertainment and theatrical presentations of beloved children’s stories. Children can also enjoy rock climbing, elaborate bounce houses, face painting, balloon sculptures, stilt walkers, magicians and favorite storybook and television characters such as Nickelodeon’s Pablo and Uniqua, and Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat, among many others. Free backpacks and composition notebooks will be distributed to the first 1,000 school-age children.

Additional Event Highlights:

● Back-to-School Boulevard – Presented by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, more than 20 exhibit spaces pack the Boulevard featuring The Parent Academy, School Choice, Parent Portal and a host of other divisions.
● Sugar Shocker & Jump to Health – Presented by Baptist Health, this new area teaches kids how to make better food choices and stay active. Includes jump roping demonstrations and participation, as well as free jump ropes.
● Read to Learn Book Fair – Hosted by the Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership and The Center for Writing and Literature at Miami-Dade College, this area features discounted children’s books and enrollment in The Read to Learn Book Club, as well as author appearances and book signings by Frank Camuso and George O’ Connor.
● Science Treehouse – Presented by the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, this area features displays and fun, hands-on, educational STEM activities for all ages.
● Arts & Crafts Area – Hosted by Abrakadoodle, painting, paper and clay modeling activities offer children a creative way to connect with classic fairytales and nursery rhymes.
● Family Pet Area – Presented by The Humane Society of Greater Miami, counselors answer questions and assist with onsite pet adoptions plus activities and workshops for aspiring and current pet owners.
● Chess Corner – All-day chess tournaments with prizes run by Stormont Kings.
● Indoor Sports Fun Zone – A variety of athletic fun with an assortment of martial arts, tennis and fencing demonstrations.
● Adventures in Scouting – Presented by The Boy Scouts of America South Florida Council, this new interactive area showcases pinewood derby racing, knot-tying demonstrations, a mock campsite and first aid & emergency preparedness tips.

The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County by making strategic investments in their futures.

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Arnold Hall and Fuchs Pavilion. Coral Way entrances at 109th and 112 Avenues in Miami. Parking is FREE.

For more information about The Children’s Trust Family Expo, visit or call 211. Admission, parking, all activities and entertainment are free. Food and beverages will be sold by a variety of vendors.

Sponsors of The Children’s Trust 2015 Family Expo include: Baptist Health South Florida, The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, The Parent Academy, and Amerigroup.

The Miami Franchise Expo 6/4/16 – 6/5/16

The Miami Franchise Expo
Saturday, 06/04/2016 – 06/05/2016 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Miami Airport Convention Center, West Hall
777 NW 72nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33126
Cost: $8

Work can be wonderful! Choose your future.
Get off the hamster wheel and out of the rat race. Own your own business. And replace running in circles with moving forward fast.

Be the boss, call the shots, and love your work!

Face-to-face discussions with North America’s hottest franchises, plus proven part-time business opportunities. Must attend seminars for aspiring business owners and countless opportunities to make a big, bold change

Miami Vapefest 2015 9/18/15

Miami Vapefest 2015
Saturday, 09/18/2015 – 09/19/2015 02:00 pm – 10:00 pm
bannerstampsfinhyatt regency Miami
400 SE 2nd Ave,
miami, Florida 33131
Cost: 20

The National Vapers Club is pleased to present Miami Vapefest 2015, a convention for the e-cigarette and vaping community, taking place September 18-19, 2015 from 2pm -10pm at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida. Current cigarette smokers and vapers are welcome. General admission is $20 online, $25 at the door. Adults over 18 only. To purchase tickets, reserve a room, inquire about exhibiting or other information, visit or email [email protected]

Green Summer Nights 8/19/15

Green Summer Nights
Wednesday, 08/19/2015 – 05:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Green-Summer-Nights-FlyerHouse of Travel
17861 Biscayne Blvd,
Aventura, Florida 33160
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Come meet and network with some of South Florida’s leading green building professionals. Have E.D.G.E. (Earth, Dynamic, Green, Energy) Enterprises introduce you to some of the top green, eco-friendly, and sustainable building technologies. Produced by E.D.G.E. and hosted by House of Travel. You will enjoy delicious food and refreshing drinks, network with peers, and win great prizes.
This will be a wonderful way to network with leading architects, developers, engineers, builders, investors, realtors, educators, and those interested in sustainable buildings and technology.

Fantasy Theatre Factory Fun at the Children’s Trust Family Expo 9/12/15

Fantasy Theatre Factory Fun at the Children’s Trust Family Expo
Saturday, 09/12/2015 – 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
CT-expo-2015-promoMiami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition
10901 Southwest 24 Street,
Miami, Florida 33165
Cost: FREE

FREE – Join us for a fun day at the expo! Look for our friendly strolling characters and stay cool indoors while watching our family-friendly interactive shows, Reading is Magic and Fantasy Stew.

Miami Real Estate Symposium and Expo 2015 9/16/15 – 9/17/15

Miami Real Estate Symposium & Expo™ 2015
Wednesday & Thursday, September 16th & 17th, 2015
James L. Knight International Center
Miami Real Estate Symposium400 Southeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
Register on Eventbrite

The Miami Real Estate Symposium & EXPO™ [MRES & EXPO 2015] is the one and only real estate event which will serve to highlight all real estate classes and products in the Americas. The symposium will bring together the brightest and most experienced real estate minds from the western hemisphere. The participants will learn and interact with these real estate professionals, from academia to real world practitioners. The Miami Real Estate EXPO™ will serve as a one-stop-shop, bringing participants the products, services and tools to efficiently and effectively operate their organizations. The Icon Real Estate Awards™ (IREA™) will honor real estate visionaries which forged our communities, neighborhoods and skylines. The awards will be given in various categories to celebrate these trailblazers which serve as inspiration for future real estate practitioners.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015:
Symposium & EXPO 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Networking Reception 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 17th:
Symposium & EXPO 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Icon Real Estate Awards 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
After Party Reception 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

African Wardrobe Festival 8/29/15

African Wardrobe Festival
Saturday, 08/29/2015, 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm
African-wardrobe-Festival-broward-100African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
2650 Sistrunk Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
Cost: 29.99

The African Wardrobe Festival is a fashion festival to promote African attires, arts & craft, jewelry and literature.

This a fashion festival where the attendees are the models and everywhere they go is the runway. The purpose of the festival is to promote African attires and #wardrobes. The festival features the finest African clothes, arts & craft, and literature. This festival appeals to men, women and children alike.

Sip,Shop & Slide presents Dirty Dancing 8/29/15

Sip,Shop & Slide presents Dirty Dancing
Saturday, 08/29/2015 – 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm
FB_IMG_1438030410867Spinderella Fitness
14075 SW 143RD CT #1,
Miami, Florida 33196
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $25.00

Get your ladies together!! Come enjoy an evening of unlimited cocktails, shopping with some of the area best vendors, & a 45min sexy pole lesson. Raffles, surprise guest and more!! This is the ultimate ladies night out!!

GMCVB Partner Tabletop Expo and Luncheon 7/21/15

GMCVB Partner Tabletop Expo and Luncheon
Tuesday, 07/21/2015 – 11:00 am – 01:30 pm
GMCVB-Event-ImageJungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
Registration Link
Cost: $25,$35

The event will include a pre-lunch networking business expo showcasing over 50 GMCVB Partners

and tons of prizes, including a chance to win a cruise for two on Resorts World Bimini.


John Carroll III, Global Head of Customer Experience for Ipsos Loyalty

Visitor and Guest Experience – The Future is Now

Science fiction has become a practical reality—and we’ll be sure you don’t get left behind!

Wearables, geo-fencing, and instant payments have created opportunities to produce

engaging and immersive visitor and guest experiences. John will share five incredible new technologies

being used today to help leaders understand and act on visitor and guest experience insights in real time.

John will describe all of these ‘future is now’ technologies using a fun and slightly nerdy Star Trek theme!


$25 GMCVB Partners

$35 Non-GMCVB Partners

Summer Arts and Artisan Expo 6/27/15

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Sat. June 27, 2015 @ 11:00 AM-5:00PM
Toyota of North Miami
444 NW 165 St. Rd.
Miami, FL 33169

Summer Arts and Artisan Expo, a free event to welcome the Summer Season, will bring together a diverse group of local craft people and artisans for a pop up gallery show at the new and beautiful Toyota of North Miami.

Over 20 artists and artisans with paintings and Hand-made art, crafts artisan products including paintings, soy candles, leather accessories, metal work, sculpture, organic skin care products, ceramics, fashion, and crochet. Artisanal food products will also be featured.

Join Massage Envy Spa at the Beauty Schools of America Career Fair! 6/22/15

Join Massage Envy Spa at the Beauty Schools of America Career Fair!
Tuesday, 06/22/2015 – 11:00 am – 01:30 pm
Beauty_Schools_of_America_1377071Beauty Schools of America Miami Campus
1176 SW 67th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33144
None Link
Cost: Free

Become part of a culture that makes a difference in people’s lives. Massage Envy Spa South Florida is excited for you to become part of our team. Join us at the Beauty Schools of America Career Fair on Monday, June 22 from 11AM-1:30 PM, to experience the satisfaction of a profession that allows you to help others. Build a career the offers you independence and control of your time, a career where you will love what you do every day.

An Ethical Love Affair Eco Fashion Wedding Event 6/5/15

An Ethical Love Affair Eco Fashion Wedding Event
Friday, 06/05/2015 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
go-green-front-biz-cardHistoric Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive.,
miami, Florida 33149
Cost: FREE

Friday, June 5th, 2015

“An Ethical Love Affair”


Historic Virgina Key Beach alongside Go Green Fashionista presents “An Ethical Love Affair”, an elegant runway show featuring Miami’s Top Eco-Friendly Fashion Designers showcasing couture bridal gowns, high fashion reception dresses and flower girls.

A highlight of the eras from 1940’s – Present will be recreated through vintage wedding dresses presented by Go Green Fashionista: FabVintage Collection. A blast from the past fashion is in celebration of Historic Virginia Key Beach 70th Anniversary. This event will be filled with bridal gifts, ethical fashion, cocktails & beautiful floral décor accenting the bridal imagery. Guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers.


About Go Green Fashionista:

“Go Green Fashionista” is a MOVEMENT honoring environmental awareness through community outreach, while introducing holistic sustainable living and eco-friendly fashion. “Go Green Fashionista” is also dedicated to giving back to our communities and around the world. There will be much insight on various eco-friendly foundations who cater to those who need shelter, clothes, food and water amongst the many bare necessities for the human race. The focus is to be informed and inspired by holistic and cost effective habits in relations to the earth.

About Historic Virginia Key Beach:

2015 marks the 70th year Anniversary of the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. In the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s Virginia Key Beach located on the island of Virginia Key, was designated as a unique vacation spot strictly for blacks. Located in Dade-County, this beach was the answer (for people of color) to South Florida’s whites-only beaches pre-1960’s Civil Rights. By 1979, Virginia Key Beach had been transferred to the City of Miami and was transformed into park status. Then in 1982 the park closed and was left abandoned until 2008. During the nearly 20 years of abandonment, the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust was formed and the park saw life again! This committee of dedicated people achieved getting the park placed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Florida Historic Marker. This “Paradise Renewed” is also designated as a Historic Site by the Miami Historic & Environmental Preservation Board! Today, Historic Virginia Key Beach Park is an anchor in the rebirth of the beautiful natural island of Virginia Key, “Miami’s Central Park”!

Vendor and Sponsor Inquiry: Information/Media Inquiry:

Michelle Swaby-Smith Fabienne Claude

Special Events Liaison Special Events Director

Virginia Key Beach Park Trust [email protected]

4020 Virginia Beach Drive 786-953-3416 Office

Miami, Fl 33149

305-960-4618 Office

954-558-9664 Cell

4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149, United States

Florida Supercon Celebrates A Decade of Comics and Pop Culture in South Florida 6/25/15 – 6/28/15

Florida Supercon Celebrates A Decade of Comics and Pop Culture in South Florida
Thursday, June 25: 12:00pm – 1:00am (Exhibition Room: 12:00pm – 8:00pm)
Friday, June 26: 10:00am – 1:00am (Exhibition Room: 10:00am – 8:00pm)
Saturday, June 27: 10:00am – 1:00am (Exhibition Room: 10:00am – 8:00pm)
Sunday, June 28: 10:00am – 12:00am (Exhibition Room: 10:00am – 6:30pm) 
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Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Website Link

Now in its tenth year, Florida Supercon, South Florida’s largest comic convention and pop culture event, returns to Miami Beach from June 25-28, 2015 to fill fans’ love for comic books, anime, animation, video game, fantasy, Sci-Fi and pop culture genres. This 4-day event has something for everyone, from celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume and cosplay contests, vendors, parties, workshops, video gaming, children’s events and more.

Celebrities, Voice Actors & Comic Guests
Florida Supercon will host many opportunities for fans to see their favorite celebrities, voice actors and comic book industry guests, with a full agenda of panels, Q&A’s, photo opportunities, and more.

Attendees can meet their favorite actors from comic and pop culture movies and TV shows such as:
Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Mewes, Brian O’Halloran and Marilyn Ghigliotti, the stars of Clerks, Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks 2, Clerks: The Animated Series, and Dogma;
Billie Piper, Eric Roberts and Simon Fisher-Becker from Doctor Who;
Brett Dalton, Maximilian Hernandez and Eddie McClintock from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.;
Peter Mayhew and Billy Dee Williams from the Star Wars movies;
Daniel Thomas May, Lew Temple and Vincent Ward from The Walking Dead;
Many Bennett from Arrow, Emilie de Ravin from Once Upon A Time, Shawn Ashmore from X-Men, and more
WWE & WWF wrestlers and personalities such as Jerry The King Lawler, Tito Santana, Mickie James, Ron Simmons, and more

Children’s characters and cartoon voice actors will include celebrities from Frozen, Adventure Time, Sailor Moon, Tiny Toons Adventures, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Spongebob Squarepants, Super Mario Bros., Power Rangers, Dragon Ball Z, Ouran High School, and Attack on Titan, among others.

Florida Supercon will also feature legendary comic book artists, writers, publishers and industry professionals from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Valiant Comics and others, such as Jim Shooter, Bill Jemas, Neal Adams, Allen Bellman, John Ramita, Jr., Ivan Reis, Frank Quitely, Jeff Dekal, and more.

Cosplay and Costume Events and Competitions
Florida Supercon has the largest cosplay and costuming events of any convention in the state of Florida, with non-stop panels, workshops, contests and photo shoots for 4 days straight.

FSC Kids Costume Competition takes place Friday, June 26 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m. Open to all ages 13 and under, this contest will be “runway” style. There will be no pre-judging. Contestants can enter in store-bought or homemade costumes. Awards will be given for the following categories: Best in Show, Best Individual (under 9 years old), Best Individual (9 – 13 years old), Best Comic Book Character, Best Video Game Character, Best Cartoon Character, and Best Group.

FSC Costume Competition held Saturday, June 27 at 8:30 p.m. is the most competitive costuming event in Florida with over $5,000 in cash and prizes available, including a $1,500 cash grand prize and lifetime pass to all Supercon events ($500 value) for ‘Best in Show’. The contest is open to all skill levels to ensure both novice and experienced costumers have a chance to shine. The divisions include: Master, Journeyman, Novice and Junior/Youth.

FSC Masquerade Costume and Performance Competition will be held Sunday, June 28 at 5:00 p.m. With over $2,000 in cash and prizes, contestants can enter as individuals or as a group and will be judged based on costume craftsmanship and stage performance. More than just a cosplay contest, this is a talent competition with performances by individuals and groups portraying their favorite characters. The divisions include: Master, Journeyman, Novice and Junior/Youth.

Gaming and Tournaments
Supercon Gaming will bring the best selection of games found in South Florida. With current and last-gen systems for tournament and free play including: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and a large selection of classic/vintage consoles including: NES, Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, N64, Dreamcast, Gamecube and more. An Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will also be on hand for a 3D gaming experience.

Tournaments will be held throughout all three days of the show as well as free-play on many of the favorite AAA games for all ages including Borderlands 2, Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World, Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Halo, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty, Super Street Fighter IV, Dance Central Spotlight, Forza, PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, and The Last of Us, and more. There will also be a selection of some of the favorite indies, such as Skullgirls, Sportsfriends, Super Meat Boy, Dungeon Defenders, Amnesia, and Guacamelee.

Super Geek Film Festival
The convention will host Super Geek Film Festival from June 25-28, 2015, and is dedicated to presenting geek interest films of all types, ranging from documentary, narrative, animation, experimental and fan films. Fans will be able to enjoy films from a variety of genres from geek culture, comics, gaming, animation, anime, manga, science fiction, fantasy, RPG, robotics, technology, and more. Films will be presented from all kinds of filmmakers, including professional, amateur and students from high school and college. On Twitter, the conversation continues with the hashtags #SGFF and #SuperGeekFilmFest.

Recruiting Expo 5/16/15

Saturday, 05/16/2015, 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
2015-04-21-MOTA-Recruiting-Expo4x5Mall of the Americas
7795 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33144
United States
Webpage Link

In honor of Armed Forces Day, Mall of the Americas will be having a recruiting expo on Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the mall’s center court. Attendees will be able to speak with recruiters from the U.S. Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Air Force Reserve about enlistment opportunities and career options. In addition, a representative from the Florida International University (FIU) Army ROTC will have information about its program within the university. Children will also be able to write letters to soldiers at the Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida booth. Visit the main stage to take part in or watch the U.S. Army’s Pull-Up Challenge! Admission to this event is free.

Pavilion Grille Fashion and Event Showcase 4/26/15

Pavilion Grille Fashion and Event Showcase
Sunday, 04/26/2015 – 04/26/2015 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
10553608_1004966779524753_7233078050795684169_nPavilion Grille
301 Yamato Road,
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Webpage Link

Join us for a fun filled day of planning. If you’re a bride, this is the wedding show for you. Lots of raffles and giveaways.

Spring Holiday Artisan Expo 3/20/15

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Friday, March 20, 2015, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Miami Center for Architecture and Design
100 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33132
Free Entry

Browse unique hand-made items

Recycling Energy Forum Expo and Education 4/24/15

Recycling Energy Forum Expo & Education
Friday, 04/24/2015 – 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
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3000 Northeast 151st Street,
Miami, Florida 33181
Webpage Link

The REF Expo and Education event will bring together companies from alternative energy, clean technology, recycling, and sustainable business worlds to connect with business leaders, educational institutions and municipalities. They will also come together to provide educational workshops and discussions to share innovations with each other and to educate our future leaders, the students.

Individuals interested in sustainability and clean technology will benefit from the workshops and educational sessions, as well as enjoy a guided nature walk, recycling into art workshop, and the after-expo networking event with Eco-Couture’s recycle fashion show.

The business expo will connect private companies with each other, government, educational institutions, and potential clients. The Education side will provide a forum to discuss solutions and educate future leaders…students.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Dream In Green nonprofit organization and the Florida International University (FIU) Office of University Sustainability. REF will have approximately 60 exhibitors and sponsors in clean tech industries, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations at the expo. As well as, approximately 10 speaker tracks, networking receptions, and a post-event festival.

The REF education conference will be in conjunction with the expo and will have students, teachers, and administrators from the Dream In Green, Green School Challenge program, as well as from FIU, and universities from around the country attend to learn about what clean tech can do for their educational institutions and what careers clean tech companies create. In addition, to the partnership with the FIU Office of University Sustainability and Dream In Green, Media Partners are the Soul Of Miami, Social Good Summit Miami,,, Paradise Key, Artecology, and Weproductions, Ecomarketstore with support from the Net Impact South Florida Professional Chapter and the U.S. Green Building Council South Florida Chapter’s Miami Branch.

Charleston Commons Grand Opening 2/28/15

Charleston Commons Grand Opening
Saturday, 02/28/2015 – 03/01/2015 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
lennarCharleston Commons
4335 Haverhill Road,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33417
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Join us this weekend from 12- 4 PM to celebrate the opening of our amazing new models with food fun and family entertainment! You will get to tour 4 professionally decorated homes as well as move-in ready homes that are now available.
Charleston Commons is Lennar’s newest townhome community located in West Palm Beach, FL. This intimate collection of townhomes will feature five elegant, two-story home designs, plus every new home will include Lennar’s “Everything’s Included” package of premium appliances. Resident’s will enjoy hours of relaxation and endless memories at the community’s cabana with pool, sun deck area and recreation areas. Other amenities include playful children’s tot-lot. This beautiful community is conveniently located near fine dining, shopping, beautiful beaches and great schools. For more info:

Gay Nuptials Workshop 3/22/15

Gay Nuptials Workshop
Sunday, 03/22/2015 – 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
GN_Workshop_logo_v2Hagen Park Community Center
2020 Wilton Drive,
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
More Info Link
Cost: $20 per person, or $30 per couple

Loving couples are invited to the Gay Nuptials Workshop, an informational seminar aimed at helping same-sex couples navigate the wedding-planning landscape. Hosted by Bobby Kyser, a well-known wedding specialist and owner of Panache Style, the intimate workshop will feature a series of informational presentations, vendor exhibits and light refreshments.

During the Gay Nuptials Workshop, Kyser and other South Florida wedding professionals will showcase ideas, products and expertise for every step of the wedding process. Couples will learn more about the importance of having a planner, how to personalize a wedding, and how to choose the right flowers, décor and entertainment. Guests will also enjoy an open bar, exhibits from more than 20 gay-friendly vendors, dessert samples, presentations from notable guest speakers, and more!

FitNation Exhibit Opening at MCAD 2/13/15

FitNation Exhibit Opening at MCAD
Saturday, 02/13/2015 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
E-Flyer_basic-textMiami Center for Architecture and Design
100 Northeast 1st Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33132
Eventbrite Link
Cost: Free

Join the Miami Center for Architecture & Design in celebrating the opening of our latest exhibition, FitNation. FitNation is an exhibition that brings together 33 projects in 18 cities that showcase the ways design, policy, and grassroots strategies are promoting physical activity as part of daily life. The opening is free and open to the public.

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Winn-Dixie Kick-Start To Wellness Event 2/7/15

Winn-Dixie Kick-Start To Wellness Event
Saturday, 02/07/2015 – 11:00 am – 01:00 pm
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3701 Nw 7th St,
Miami, Florida 33126
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

To help celebrate the sponsorship of the 33rd Annual Winn-Dixie Carnaval Miami 5K Run/Walk, Winn-Dixie is inviting the community to improve their overall health with an opportunity to register for the legendary community event. Attendees can learn more about race organizer, the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, as well as one of the race benefactors, La Liga Contra el Cancer, while enjoying healthy food and refreshment sampling, as well as a musical performance from a local high school band.

2015 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show 2/12/15-2/16/15

2015 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show
Premier Day: Thursday, February 12th – 10 am – 6 pm
Miamarina at BaysideFriday, February 13th – 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday, February 14th – 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday, February 15th – 10 am – 8 pm
Monday, February 16th – 10 am – 6 pm
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Open from 9 am – 6 pm daily
The Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina (no ticket required for this location)
1635 N. Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33132

Open from 10 am – 6 pm daily
Strictly Sail Miami at Miamarina at Bayside
400 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

Premier Day (February 12): $35
Adults (16 and older): $20
Five-day adult pass (Good all five days of the show): $85
Two-day adult pass (valid Feb. 12-16): $35
Youth 15 and under get in free (must be accompanied by an adult).
One ticket is good for all sites (includes free access to shuttle bus and water taxi).

For more information and advance ticket purchase, visit
Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: #MiamiBoatShow and #StrictlySailMiami

World’s premier boating event is hub for newest innovations, big boat debuts and marine technologies

Thousands of companies are preparing to introduce the recreational boating industry’s newest innovations next month as more than 100,000 boating enthusiasts from around the globe flock to Miami for one of the world’s largest boating events. The annual Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show®, taking place February 12-16, 2015, spans three locations and will feature one-of-a-kind boat debuts, the latest marine gadgets and accessories galore.

Whether a buyer or dreamer, the 2015 Miami Boat Show is THE place to discover the best in boating. This year’s “best in show” features everything from the largest sailing yacht to ever visit the show and a hybrid GPS device, to the debut of the world’s largest center console fishing boat, a “green” yacht powered by natural gas, and an inflatable stand up paddleboard:

The unveiling of the world’s largest center console – HydraSports Custom 53’ Sueños.
The TOTO 110′ Palmer Johnson Sailing Yacht, one of the largest sailing yachts to ever be displayed at the boat show (docked at Strictly Sail at Miamarina at Bayside).
With the increasing popularity of stand up paddle boarding (SUP), Rynkel Inc. will debut the inflatable AIRHEAD Super Stable Standup Paddleboard, ideal for beginners, intermediates and larger riders.

The newest Garmin – navigate from land to sea on one device. In marine mode, the GPSMAP 640 provides tides and currents, depth contours, port plans, marine services and points of interest, while in automotive mode, the GPSMAP 640 announces street names with spoken turn-by-turn directions pulled from the preloaded City Navigator NT road maps for North America.

Record 97 new boating products honored for innovation – Show-goers can get a first glimpse at some of the industry’s best new products, recognized through the boat show’s Innovation Awards, which honor manufacturers and suppliers who bring new products to market. This year’s program received the highest amount of entries on record.
The new Accessory Pavilion, located outside the Miami Beach Convention Center, will showcase thousands of the latest boating gadgets and gear, plus engines and electronics from more than 85 companies.

Get green by learning more about sustainable, eco-friendly options such as the Intrepid 327 Center Console – the first hybrid yacht powered by natural gas.

3rd Annual MLK Business Expo 1/16/15

3rd Annual MLK Business Expo
Friday, 01/16/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The-MLK-Business-EXPO_evite-2015-finalPalmetto Bay Village Center
18001 Old Cutler Road,
Palmetto Bay, Florida 33157
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust and West Perrine CDC invite you to attend the 3rd annual MLK Business Expo. A Showcase of nearly 100 businesses in association with the West Perrine 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration Friday, January 16, 2015 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Join us for a free community event and learn about products and services in the South Dade area, network with key business professionals, gain insight on a wealth of government services and find out the latest on real estate, personal finance, tax breaks and more.

There will be refreshments, lively entertainment and free raffles.

For more information, contact Maria Diaz de la Portilla at 305-375-5661 or [email protected]

The Honorable Daniella Levine Cava – District 8 and The Honorable Dennis C. Moss – District 9

Event Partners
Economic Development Council of South Miami-Dade, Neighbors and Neighbors Association, Partners for Self-Employment and Unique Coalition of Minority Business of South Dade, Inc.

Small Business Expo 2015 Miami 1/15/15

Small Business Expo 2015 Miami
Thursday, 01/15/2015 – 01/15/2015 09:30 am – 05:00 pm
sbe-logo-color-highresMiami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive,
Miami, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Free to attend!

Miami’s largest Business to Business Trade Show, Conference & Networking Event.
Hosted in ten of the Nation’s largest small business cities, Small Business Expo brings together thousands of business owners and decision-makers to network, attend business critical workshops, build new business relationships and shop from vendors that provide unique products & services to help grow their business. Start-up to a Fortune 500, this is a highly anticipated annual event that every business must attend!

• Get leads & new customers
• Network with peers in your industry
• Shop for new innovative products & services
• Be in the RIGHT place at the RIGHT time
• Why not? It’s free to attend!

Want to Exhibit? Call us today at 212.404.2345.
Put your company in front of thousands of business owners & decision makers!

Photographs of Tiger Direct Tech Bash 2014 at Marlins Park on 11/7/14

Tiger Direct Tech Bash 2014 at Marlins Park on Friday, November 7, 2014.

“The TigerDirect Tech Bash aims to reach a young professional consumer and business executive audience. This end-user facing, pre-holiday showcase will include the top premier brands in the consumer electronics industry, local tech start-ups, and the Miami business community.”


“In November 2012, the inaugural Tech Bash was held to celebrate the launch of Windows 8 and the new OEM computer lines with an interactive, food and drink fueled party with over 4,000 attendees.

In May 2013, a “Tech Summit” was held in conjunction with a traditional training symposium, showcasing 50 vendors in a tradeshow format with over 1,500 business and consumer attendees. Light fare and cocktails plus various activities in tow.

Our customers desire for more tech events in South Florida, combined with the ever-changing face of consumer electronics, we determined that a combination of the two would provide a great customer experience. Our vendors showcasing the latest in technology, interactive displays, an integration of music & art, as well as other emerging technologies.”

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O. Ascanio Gallery Presents 30-Year Jorge Blanco Retrospective: “The Joy of Living” 11/25/14

O. Ascanio Gallery Presents 30-Year Jorge Blanco Retrospective: “The Joy of Living”
Tuesday, 11/25/2014 – 11/25/2014 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Easy-Run-2011-will-also-be-on-display-at-Pinta-Miami-from-Dec.-3-7-2014O. Ascanio Gallery
2600 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

O. Ascanio Gallery is opening a major exhibition of work by celebrated illustrator, sculptor and public artist Jorge Blanco. Over three decades, Blanco has built a following of devotees and collectors. First with his beloved comic strip “El Naufrago,” (The Castaway), and later through his large-scale geometrical sculptures, 26 of which have been commissioned publicly in the United States, Latin America and Asia.

Jorge Blanco’s signature creations offer universal appeal; they are testaments to the glory of passion and optimism of everyday life. He translates poetic humor as an illustrator into vivacious sculptures that engage viewers with an evocative and distinct choreography. Bright primary colors and geometric shapes form athletes, fruit, animals and abstractions.

This retrospective is bringing together diverse works across mediums showcasing Blanco’s most recognizable projects. Included are a series of watercolors inspired by “The Castaway,” his graphic and illustrative work in children’s storybooks, big and small collectible sculptures, and pieces from his decorative design line, such as coffee tables, benches, design mugs and more.

Jorge Blanco lives and works in Sarasota, Florida. In addition to his public art commissions, he has created numerous works for private collectors in Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, France, Venezuela, Uruguay, Argentina, Germany, Belgium, China, Indonesia, Japan, the Dominican Republic and the USA. He’s the recipient of multiple accolades, most recent is the DCOTA Stars of Design 2013.

RedNoir Launch Exhibit 12/6/14

RedNoir Launch Exhibit
Saturday, 12/06/2014 – 12/07/2014 11:30 am – 03:00 am
Art-Basel-Rednoir-CalendarR House
2727 NW Second Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33127
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

Join Miami’s own RedNoir {home decor} to celebrate the official brand and online boutique store launch at bar/gallery/restaurant R House during Art Basel week.

Don’t miss the opportunity get a feel of our boldly designed and unique pillows, rugs & wall art. Exhibit installation designed by Ultra Music Festival® Director of Production Design. Expect Extravagance!

Miami Small Business Expo 1/15/15

Miami Small Business Expo
Thursday, 01/15/2015 – 01/15/2015 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
bill-walshMiami Beach Convention Center | Hall C
1901 Convention Center Drive Miami Beach,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

The LARGEST & MOST ANTICIPATED business to business networking event for business owners & business professionals

Small Business Expo brings together thousands of business owners and decision-makers to network, attend business critical workshops, build new business relationships and shop from vendors that provide unique products & services.

28th Annual Festival of the Trees 11/20/14

Thursday, 11/20/2014, 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
FOT-2014_Save-the-Date1Coral Gables Country Club
997 North Greenway Drive
Miami, Florida 33134
Entry: $72; Ten People: $550

The exhibition gala will be attended by some of Miami’s most well-known figures in the real estate, arts, architecture and design communities, as well as representatives from the media, Miami-Dade government, FIU students, faculty, and alumni. The Interior Architecture Advisory Board coordinates the exhibition and accompanying gala reception. As in past years, net proceeds from the Festival of the Trees will be used to support FIU’s Interior Architecture Department and help talented students pursue a quality education at FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts. This annual holiday extravaganza has raised over $150,000!

“Design GPS: Global Prismatic Spectrums” is the theme of this year’s exhibition that showcases the amazing creativity of the community by engaging top local, national and international designers in the design of spectacular holiday trees made from every imaginable material. All who attend the gala reception on November 20th can bid on these extraordinary tree creations, and the winning bidder can display them as holiday decorations in their homes or offices, for years to come.

Single tickets are $72 and a $550 ten-person group rate is currently available for purchase at

TigerDirect Innovation: IT Conference and Expo 11/7/14

TigerDirect Innovation: IT Conference and Expo
techbashFriday, 11/07/2014 – 08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way,
Miami, Florida 33125
Cost: Free

TigerDirect will hold its first-ever TigerDirect Innovation: IT Conference and Expo, an exclusive business-to-business (B2B) sector symposium to be held during the Third Annual TigerDirect Tech Bash, on November 7, 2014 at Marlins Park in Miami. The must-attend business-to-business (B2B) event, which will be keynoted by Kevin O’Leary of ABC’s hit TV show “Shark Tank,” will showcase the latest technology trends and solutions via nearly 20 breakout sessions, direct access to top technology manufacturers, interactive demonstrations and on-site purchasing capabilities. The title sponsor is Lenovo and the double platinum sponsor is HP.

5th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreens 1/24/15

5th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreens
Saturday, 01/24/2015 – 09:00 am – 01:00 pm
2014-DMF WALK ABOUT LOGOSun Life Stadium
2269 Northwest 199th Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
More Info Link
Cost: $25.00 Suggested Donation per Family

Join us for the 5th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreens, taking place on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 from 9am-1pm at Sun Life Stadium. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder, according to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 68 children in the United States have autism. Motivated by individuals with autism, their families and friends, this historic fundraising effort generates awareness and crucial funds for autism services. All proceeds raised through this event stay in our local community and benefit The Dan Marino Foundation, Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County Schools, and non-profit autism service providers who participate with WalkAbout Teams will receive 25% of the money raised by their team to support special needs programming. Register today at:

Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, presentado por Walgreens 1/24/15

Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, presentado por Walgreens
Saturday, 01/24/2015 – 09:00 am – 01:00 pm
2014-DMF WALK ABOUT LOGOSun Life Stadium
2269 Northwest 199th Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost: La donación sujerida por familia es de $25.00

Por un quinto año consecutivo, la Fundación Dan Marino invita a la comunidad a participar en la CAMINATA DE LA FUNDACIÓN DAN MARINO, a beneficio de escuelas y organizaciones locales que se dedican al estudio, cuidado y tratamiento del autismo en el Sur de la Florida , incluyendo la Fundación Dan Marino.

Únete a nuestros esfuerzos, camina con nosotros y apoya esta gran causa. Escuelas y organizaciones participantes del sur de la Florida, recibirán 25% del dinero recaudado por sus equipos para proveer servicios que benefician a niños y jovenes con autismo y necesidades especiales.

Para más información, por favor comunicarse con la Fundación Dan Marino, llamando al 954.368.6000, o a través de [email protected]

Bridal Expo 9/28/14

Bridal Expo
Sunday, 09/28/2014 – 09/28/2014 03:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Bridal-Expo-Main-PhotoThalatta Estate
17301 Old Cutler Road,
Palmetto Bay, Florida 33157
Cost: Free

Experience first-hand the natural splendor of this unique bayfront park while meeting professionals in the event-planning industry. Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to RSVP at (305) 259-1234 or at [email protected] Dozens of caterers will provide free food and beverage samples while guests enjoy live DJ music and access to all park amenities including the inside of the Main House, Carriage House, prep kitchen facility, Bridal Suite, and manicured grounds of the mansion. Don’t forget about complimentary valet if you chose to drive your car. Please RSVP now – make this your first step in planning an unforgettable wedding or upcoming event. Contact the events staff with the Village Parks & Recreation department for information or call 305-259-1234.

The Children’s Trust Family Expo 9/13/14

The Children’s Trust Family Expo
Saturday, 09/13/2014 – 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
TCT-Family-Expo-2014-logo-01Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition
10901 Coral Way,
Miami, Florida 33165
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Join Thousands of Families on Saturday, September 13th at The Children’s Trust FREE Family Expo. More than 200 exhibitors showcasing health and social services, appearances by Nickelodeon characters, giveaways, family-friendly activities for all. Now in its eighth year, the event fills two indoor exhibit halls and part of the adjoining outside areas at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, drawing in up to 20,000 people. With local resources on display from 200 exhibitors, there is no better place to have a great, free time with the kids while learning about after-school enrichment activities, low-cost health insurance, services for children with special needs, and health and nutrition. Children can climb a rock wall, jump in elaborate bounce houses, and meet their favorite storybook and television characters such as Maisy, Llama Llama and Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob and Kai-lan, to name a few. Plus, music and dance performances face painters, clowns, stilt walkers, balloon sculptors, and much more.

Admission, parking, and all activities and entertainment are free. Backpacks and composition books will be distributed to the first 1,000 school-age children. Food and beverages will be sold by a variety of vendors.

To promote an active lifestyle, kids can get a taste of sports at the T-ball and speed pitching practice activity with the Miami Marlins, located in the Sports Fun Zone. Kids can also exercise their minds at all-day chess tournaments run by Stormont Kings or at the new “Science Treehouse” presented by the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, which will feature displays and fun, hands-on experiments.

The Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership and The Center for Literature & Theatre at Miami-Dade College host the Read to Learn Book Fair, including appearances by Brad Meltzer, author of the popular I am series of children’s books that look at historical figures, and Bob Shea, author of Dinosaur vs. The Potty and other titles for toddlers. A nearby stage offers theatrical performances throughout the day that tie back to children’s literature. In addition, Baptist Health South Florida sponsors, “Five a Day, The Baptist Health Way”, where a dietitian is on hand to provide advice and give away fresh fruits and vegetables to encourage healthy eating and nutrition. Meanwhile, the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition Center and the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services will operate a special new area called “The Barnyard”, complete with a cow milking simulator, a beekeeper, and a mini chicken coop. The Humane Society of Greater Miami presents the Family Pet Area, equipped with canine counselors and pups available for adoption.

“Racing to Success” DBC Business Expo 9/10/14

“Racing to Success” DBC Business Expo
Wednesday, 09/10/2014 – 11:30 am – 08:00 pm
FrontMiami Airport Convention Center
711 NW 72 Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33126
Webpage Link

Brand your business
Obtain direct access to your target market
Make contact with business owners & decision-makers
Generate new customers immediately
Secure on-the-spot sales
Meet new prospects

Free admission to workshops and expo
Luncheon, DBC members $55, future members $75
Exhibitor booths starting at $300 and tables at $185
Sponsorship levels starting at $1,000

For more information contact 305-470-9597 or [email protected]

Fall Business Expo 2014 9/10/14

Fall Business Expo 2013
Wednesday, 09/10/2014 – 03:00 pm – 08:00 pm
imageBroward a Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Showcase your business in front of hundreds at The Biz To Biz Fall Business Trade Show. Exhibitors space starting at $175.00. All types of businesses are welcome. Sign up today @ or call 954-838-9644

Brickell Fashion Market: A Trendsetter’s Bazaar 8/24/14

Brickell Fashion Market: A Trendsetter’s Bazaar
Sunday, 08/24/2014 – 11:00 am – 06:00 pm
10464217_1452756771669384_3711063788600972989_nInterContinental Miami Hotel
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $5.00

The Brickell Fashion Market’s Summer in the City Bazaar is a one-day, high energy pop-up market devoted to bringing a unique local shopping experience to Downtown Miami/ Brickell Area.

We are proud to present the latest edition of Brickell Fashion Market (BFM). This event infuses international style, fashion, beauty and trendsetting style gurus with Miami’s southern hospitality. Here is your opportunity to get in on the action while supporting a very worthy cause.
Brickell Fashion Market is a unique fashion bazaar featuring some of Miami’s most unique trends and styles from independent designers. It will be held on Sunday, August 24th, showcasing the work of some our favorite emerging designers and boutiques from 11am-6pm at the Sevilla Room at the InterContinental Hotel in Downtown Miami.
The objective is to provide a platform where up coming fashion designers & MUA (Makeup Artists), and independently owned boutiques can confidently and artistically present their skills and designs to public consumers;
Join us and enjoy an event with the up-and-coming designers from all over the world while you shop our newest collections, featuring the latest trends and exclusive styles of our partners.

A wide range of clothing, shoes, bags and accessories from reputable brands and emerging designers.
Contact us: [email protected] I +1 (786)546.8500
More info at:

Miss South Florida USA and Miss South Florida Teen USA Pageant 11/9/14

Miss South Florida USA and Miss South Florida Teen USA Pageant
Sunday, 11/09/2014 – 05:00 pm – 08:30 pm
10492056_815971901770816_2591223746597850620_nMiami Elk Lodge
10301 Sunset Drive,
Miami, Florida 33173
Webpage Link
Cost: $15 in Advance, $20 at the door

Miss South Florida USA and Miss South Florida Teen USA pageants are official preliminaries to the state televised Miss Florida USA and Miss Florida Teen USA. Opening to contestants ages 14 to 27. Then annual event will take place on Sunday November 9 at the Miami ELk Lodge. Doors open at 4:30pm event starts at 5:00 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

Beauty and the Barber 9/21/14

Beauty and the Barber
Sunday, 09/21/2014 – 11:00 am – 06:00 pm
inviteBB14Doubletree Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center
711 NW 72nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33126
Webpage Link
Cost: $10.00

Experience the premiere of beauty trade exposition, “Beauty and the Barber” set to launch on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the Miami Airport Convention Center. Beauty and the Barber will be a trade and competition event that will fuse highly recognized brands, industry professionals, independent artists and emerging stylists. Presenting a select 100 exhibitor booths, Beauty and the Barber will bring together current trends, high-energy ambiance, limitless creativity and networking opportunities for professionals in the cosmetic, wellness, spa, perfumery, natural health, nails, and salon and barber industry.

Visitors, exhibitors, distributors and buyers will be able to walk-around over 172,000 square feet of exhibition space dedicated to booths, live demonstrations, private seminars and workshops. Private seminars and workshops will be open exclusively to credentialed trade visitors and exhibitors.

Industry professionals and students can take part in the following competition categories: Barber, Comprehensive Makeup, Basic Makeup, Nails, and Hair. The event will conclude with a presentation of awards and honorable mentions.

Interested exhibitors will have the chance to display a line of new products and services, expand networking and distribution channels, and strengthen their brand awareness. The trade show will be open and not limited to various sectors such as: cosmetic, wellness, spa, perfumery, natural health, nails, and salon and barber.

Beauty and the Barber will aim to be the next top B2B trade event in Florida but unlike most trade shows, the general public will be admitted for an affordable admission cover of $10.00. Spectators will be able to explore the beauty community, innovative products and trends and special shows.

StyleLuxe Beauty & Fashion “Expo” 9/21/14

StyleLuxe Beauty & Fashion “Expo”
Sunday, 09/21/2014 – 03:30 pm – 07:00 pm
imageDavie Police Athletic League
4300 S.W. 57th Terrace,
Davie, Florida 33314
Webpage Link
Cost: free

Come mix,mingle sip &; shop at the StyleLuxe Beauty & Fashion “Expo” Come join us with an afternoon of ….. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
Giveaways and raffle’s Fashion shows
Make up demonstration
DJ Entertainment
Hair demonstration
Photographer on site
Food for purchase
Vendors providing beauty fashion and health & wellness & MORE!!!
This event is sponsored by the Women In Distress Organization donations are gladly appreciated as 100% proceeds will be given to the women in distress ……..LOOKING FOR VENDORS………. For more info please email [email protected]

All ages invited
Enter your chance to win some great prizes!!!!

encaustiCon 2014 9/10/14 – 10/12/14

encaustiCon 2014
Friday, 10/09/2014 – 10/12/2014 09:00 am – 07:00 pm
MiamiMeltHeaderMiami Hilton Airport Hotel
5101 Blue Lagoon Dr,
Miami, Florida 33126
Webpage Link
Cost: 395

encaustiCon® 2014 Miami Melt – Color, Culture, Caliente October 9-14 Miami, FL

International Encaustic Artists presents encaustCon® 2014 – Miami Melt; taking place at the Miami Airport Hilton, Florida from October 7-14, 2014. IEA invites all artists who are passionate about bringing contemporary vision to an ancient medium to explore this year’s workshop and lecture offerings.

IEA is pleased to welcome Francisco Benitez as the Keynote Speaker on October 10th 2014 at 12 noon. Mr. Benitez will offer a 3-day pre-conference workshop on figurative painting. He will also be available for consultations throughout the conference. Benitez’ work is in numerous collections around the world and he lectures on paintings from the Baroque Period.

The Audrey Love Gallery at the Bakehouse Art Complex will be this year’s setting for IEA’s Juried Themed Art Show “The Devil in the Straight Line” inspired by Austrian artist Freidensreich Hundertwasser. Florida based German artist and FAU educator Henning Haupt will be this year’s judge. The show is open to all artists working in the medium of encaustic.

The call to artists is located on our website
Attendees are invited to enroll in hands-on workshops that incorporate fiber arts, photography and collage to incorporate into their encaustic works. From beginning, emerging and professional artists, all are welcome. Day passes are also available to high school and college art students.

Vendors who specialize in encaustic art supplies will on-site during encaustiCon®. Encaustic medium, specialty papers and other supplies will be available for purchase.
The International Encaustic Artists (IEA) is a non-profit, professional artists’ organization that seeks to raise the level of excellence in fine art encaustic work by providing a global information exchange and by raising interest about encaustic in the art world and with the general public.

Sign up for encaustiCon® is available on our website. For additional information contact – Melissa Lackman at [email protected]

Recycling Energy Forum, Expo & Education 11/14/14

Recycling Energy Forum, Expo & Education
Friday, 11/14/2014 – 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
FINAL-REF-FLYER-1Recycling Energy Forum
3000 NE 151st St,
North Miami, Florida 33181
Webpage Link

The Recycling Energy Forum will connect private companies with each other, government, educational institutions, and potential clients. The Education side will provide a forum to discuss solutions and educate future leaders…the students.
The event will also host an educational conference to introduce administrators to clean technologies and to educate students about clean tech careers. In addition, there will be a Job Fair to connect students and professionals with many of the companies that are part of the expo.

REF is a business expo and educational conference that brings together business professionals and educational institutions to share innovations in recycling and energy to improve the quality of life for all, while reducing our impact in the world. The Job Fair hosted in conjunction with the Expo, will connect participating companies with seasoned professionals, emerging professionals, and students ready to kick start their careers in green industries.

The REF Expo will have approximately 80 exhibitors and sponsors in recycling and energy industries, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations, as well as, approximately 10 speaker tracks, networking receptions, and a post-event festival. The REF education conference will be hosted in conjunction with the expo and will have students, teachers, and administrators from the Dream In Green, Green School Challenge program, as well as from FIU, and universities from around the country attending to learn what clean tech can do for their educational institutions and what careers clean tech companies create. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Dream In Green nonprofit organization and the Florida International University (FIU) Office of University Sustainability.

About Recycling Energy Forum, LLC
Recycling Energy Forum (REF) and the REF Expo and Education is a product of the collaboration of a group of professionals in the areas of marketing, event production, recycling, alternative energy, and sustainable business. Internationally active, with offices based in the United States of America and Germany, REF is aiming to become a major player in the world of recycling and alternative energy Expos & Conferences.

Iraklis Kalamenios
Recycling Energy Forum, LLC
[email protected]

CIL Broward ADA Expo 7/12/14, 7/13/14

CIL Broward ADA Expo
Saturday, 07/12/2014 – 07/13/2014 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
CIL-Broward-ADA-LogoBroward Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd,
Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Webpage Link
Cost: Free, $15 or $20

The 2014 Center for Independent Living of Broward (CILB) ADA Expo is an unparalleled event with over 50 exhibitors that will celebrate the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Taking place on July 12th and 13th at the Broward County Convention Center, this expo will cater to the needs of the 1.2 million individuals residing in South Florida that are living with disabilities. The event will feature adaptive sports, speaker workshop, an ArtZone, a fashion show, and even a bounce house for the kids.

Wedding Salon 6/9/14

Wedding Salon
Monday, 06/09/2014 – 06/09/2014 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm
WeddingSalonLOGOEPIC Hotel
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
Cost: $75

Join the Wedding Salon to discover the top resources for your wedding. Meet with experts and indulge in cake tastings by Ana Paz Cakes, beauty makeovers by Dior, honeymoon giveaways, cocktails, event goody bags featuring Fekkai and more.

For special $15 tickets, use code M14CLP at for one ticket to admit you and a guest.

Miami Rum Renaissance Grand Tasting 2014

Yesterday, April 26, 2014, I attended the first day of the Miami Rum Renaissance Grand Tasting (Check out my recap). Except for all of the vendors simultaneously running out of rum a bit  early, I had a terrific time. And I definitely had enough rum for any one individual. Here are some photos of the event.

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Beauty and Fashion Expo 4/12/14

Beauty and Fashion Expo
Saturday, 04/12/2014 – 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Beauty-%26-Fashion-Expo-TemplateEl Palacio Sports Hotel & Conference Center
21485 NW 27th Ave,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link

You Are Invited to Beauty & Fashion Expo Spring 2014

Come Enjoy An Evening of Unlimited Sips, Pampering, Beauty, Shopping and Much More!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

12PM – 6PM

12:00PM VIP Early Entrance
1:00 PM General Admission

$35 VIP (includes goody bag)
$25 General Admission

El Palacio Sports Hotel & Conference Center
21485 NW 27 AVE Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Rsvp Required Space is Limited:
[email protected]

Miami Family Event Wellness and Lifestyle Expo 9/19/14-9/21/14

Miami Family Event Wellness & Lifestyle Expo
Friday, 09/19/2014 – 09/21/2014
mf-thumbnailMiami-Dade County Fair & Exposition
10901 Coral Way,
Miami, Florida 33165
Webpage Link
Cost: Seniors 65+ and Children 12 and under – FREE. General Admission – $10

Celebrate the little things in life at the Miami Family Event, a weekend full of entertainment and fun for the entire family! This Health and Wellness Expo will be filled with exciting events and activities including, free health screenings, cooking demonstrations for all ages, live performances and kid-friendly entertainment. Children of all ages, parents and grandparents, don’t miss out on this exclusive family event!

Part of the proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association.

Event Hours:
September 19th – 6 pm – 11 pm
September 20th – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
September 21st – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

A City Soiree A Celebration of Womanhood 3/22/14

A City Soiree A Celebration of Womanhood
Saturday, 03/22/2014 – 02:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Untitled-1Zadok Gallery
2534 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL, US,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

The month of March is recognized throughout the United States as Women’s History Month, due to the anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Parade that took place in Washington in March of 1913.

A City Soiree will feature an evening of Pampering, Fashion, Shopping, and Amazing Food.

A City Soiree will bring together businesses and consumers. Business will be able to connect to a client base of business-oriented women and consumers will be able to connect with businesses and charitable organizations.

Guest will enjoy, mini makeovers, nutrition and health evaluations, product samples, and giveaways.

Guest will also have the opportunity to shop from their favorite vendors and will be serenated by live performances and a live jazz band.

The event will also feature a fashion showcase and an award presentation honoring influential women in the South Florida Community.

*Note All Guest Must Be At Least 18 Years Old*

Forward South Florida 3/12/14 – 3/14/14

Forward South Florida
Wednesday, 03/12/2014 – 03/14/2014 09:00 am – 08:00 pm
forwardsfloridaMiami Innovation Center
1951 NW 7th Ave #300
Miami, Florida 33136
Webpage Link
Cost: $0 – $10

The Forward South Florida in Miami March 12-14 features the Forward Pitch, that’s when local entrepreneurs pitch their businesses – “No Power Points. No BS” – to potential investors. Attendees will also get a chance to hear from top women in business and innovators in social media, cybersecurity, law, branding and international business during “Discover Sessions” aimed at showcasing what’s trending from the best and brightest South Florida has to offer. Speakers include Andrew Lucas, Robotaton; Diane Sanchez, Emerge; Heather Lopes, EarlyShares; Darren Seys, Peak 7 Advertising; and Chipp Norcross, Synectics to name a few.

Public launch of India’s Elephants 3/7/14

Public launch of India’s Elephants
Friday, 03/07/2014 – 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
Public launch of India’s Elephants
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link

On Friday, March 7, 2014, from 8PM photographer/author Annette Bonnier will host a public launch of India’s Elephants at Books & Books in Coral Gables (265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134, (305) 442-4408). The vividly colored photo book documents India’s most mystical and revered animals, and their relationship with their keepers. The launch will also play host to an exhibition of framed images for sale. Print sizes will be 35 X 49 in. and 28 X 39 in., all of which will be signed.
India’s Elephants offers candid images of mahouts (keepers) and the elephants with which they work. The photo book is organized by themes including elephants in their natural habitat, decoratively painted and beaded for religious festivals, blessing patrons in temples, and captivating underwater photography showing elephants swimming in the ocean.
By contrast, Bonnier also captures the elephants interacting with humanity and the country’s booming industrialism: performing and training in the local circus, partaking in elephant polo for sport, interacting with ogling tourists and their cameras, and working in the logging industry.
The hard cover book retails for $85.00. A special limited edition, which comes signed and numbered, is priced at $350.00 and includes a linen slipcase. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Asian Nature Conservation Foundation (ANCF), the charity which Bonnier admires dearly for their work in education, conservation, and domestic management benefiting the Asian Elephant.