Bird Festival at Fairchild 10/3/15, 10/4/15

Bird Festival at Fairchild
Saturday, 10/03/2015 – 10/04/2015 09:30 am – 04:30 am
SONY DSCFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65+, $12 for ages 6-17; Free for Fairchild members and ages 5 and under

Learn all about birds and their habitats with energizing bird walks, dynamic lectures from birding experts, bird-attracting plant sales, and interactions with special avian guests throughout 83 acres of lush, tropical greenery.

Seed Food and Wine Festival 11/21/15

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Seed Food and Wine Festival
Saturday, 11/21/2015 – 11:00 am – 06:00 pm
SFWF-LogoMana Wynwood
318 NW 23rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $45 – $95

Seed Food and Wine Festival is a weekend adventure for guests who want to sip, savor and experience conscious, sustainable plant-based living. SFWF celebrates delicious plant-based foods, fine wines, craft beers, spirits, and lifestyle products and companies, all while raising health awareness.

All activities are carefully crafted to take guests through a one-of-a-kind journey from cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, celebrity chef dinners, craft beer and spirits tastings, the first ever veggie burger battle, fitness to body care, workshops, yoga, urban gardening, a 5k run, kids day and more. SFWFs line-up features something for everyone and showcases the beauty of the tropical paradise that is Miami and her beaches. Everything served during the festival will be plant-based (vegan) and whenever possible organic and non-gmo certified.

Presented by: Whole Foods Market, Miami International Book Fair, Strongbow Cider and Driscolls Berries

Tickets: $45 Early Bird / $50 Regular Price / $55 Door
VIP Ticket: $85 Early Bird / $90 Regular Price / $95 Door
Children ages 3 to 18: $20
General Admission Ticket includes: food, wine and beer sampling all day

Free bike valet | self parking is $5 all day and valet parking is $10 all day

Miami Urban Music & Film Festival 2015 9/25/15, 9/26/15

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Miami Urban Music & Film Festival 2015
Friday-Saturday, 09/25/2015 – 09/26/2015 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
MUMFF-2015-FlyerMiami Dade College North Campus
11380 Northwest 27th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33167
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Cost: 20

The Miami Urban Music & Film Festival is a South Florida event that brings together members of the entertainment community, including Film makers/Film executives, Writers, Directors, Producers, Actors, Musicians, Visual artists and key members from the business community. The Festival will present Film screenings, key industry presentations and live performances at MDC North and around town.

ArtsLaunch2015 9/12/15

ArtsLaunch2015
Saturday, 09/12/2015 – 09:30 am – 07:00 pm
Farmers-Market-Arsht-37Photo-Credit-Justin-NamonAdrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Tthe Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, in partnership with the local arts community, will celebrate its box office opening and the start of the South Florida arts season with ArtsLaunch2015, a day full of fun activities for the community, presented by American Airlines.

ArtsLaunch2015 events are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis due to limited capacity.

Starting at 10 a.m., the box office opening will be the first time a variety shows will be on sale to the public for the 10th anniversary season, including a series of commissioned works by the Center known as 10@10.

DWNTWN Arts Fair 9/12/15 – 9/13/15

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Life Is Art in partnership with Buskerfest, YO Miami, Kondoit, Indiegals, Celebrate Diversity Miami, Eat Your Poem, and Elwoods GastroPub Present
DWNTWN Arts Fair
Part of DWNTWN Art Days

DwntwnArtsFairFlyer4September 12 – 13, 2015
Saturday 12:00pm – 10:00pm,
Sunday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
NE 3rd Avenue between NE 1st and 2nd StreetDowntown Miami, FL
The show is free and open to the public.
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A family-friendly street fest filled with art, music, crafts, and performance, the Dwntwn Arts Fair is truly a cultural showcase that everyone will enjoy. Brought to you by a team of grassroots organizations with strong ties throughout our local community, our goal is to foster the growth of all the different artistic elements that make up our city’s culture.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
* An art exhibition of local artists curated by Life Is Art.
* Live music and performances organized by Buskerfest.
* Local urban artists and live painting showcase by YOMiami & Kondoit.
* Photo-voice activities by Celebrate Diversity Miami.
* Social-issues brainstorming meal with FoodSpark: Miami.
* Pop-up Artisanal Tienda of arts & handcrafted works by Indiegals.
* Pop-Up Poetry Station with Eat Your Poem.
* A skyscape installation by Elwoods Gastro Pub.
* Massages by Freshly Squeezed
* Food and drink specials by local participating restaurants.

MUSIC PERFORMANCES
At the Buskerfest stages:
Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band
GPS Quintet
Funky Serve Bots
Pocket of Lollipops
Celestial and Liam Brien
Gypsy Cat Band
Bows and Ties

ARTISTS
At the Life Is Art booths:
Geno Jaramillo
Virginia Hanley
Chris Costa
Glenda Ramos
Amanda Madrigal
Jovan Karlo Villalba
Kristen D Borrego
Midalia Rosales
Nancy Campos
Star Trauth
Gary Fonseca
Christovedo Art
Jackie Colome
GusColors
Mohammed
Arboleya-Moreno Art
Ana Rossi
At the YOMiami booths:
Rei Ramirez (live painting)
Teepop (live painting)
Jessica Schnur (display)
Claudia Labianca (live painting).

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
Miami Herald
Downtown Development Authority
DWNTWN Art Days
Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
Miami Made Concert Series at Trinity Cathedral
Waste Management
Miami Parking Authority
Tropicult
Urban Tour Host
Shake 108
Downtown Miami Partnership

BIG HUG TO OUR DONORS
Patricia Lamar
Naomi Ross
Guy Hoyle
Joshua Kingston
Rochelle Berman
Michael Valdes-Fauli
Angela Terrell
Anthony Jordon
Jonathan Rose
Alessandro Abate
Alice Billman
Brittany Janes
Ted Van Cleve
Greg Romanelli
Jon Ridley

PARTNER INFORMATION

Life Is Art
Life Is Art is presenting a number of excellent local artists showcasing a wide variety of visual art styles.

Yo Miami & Kondoit
A hub for local artists, Yo Miami has grown since 2011 into an ecosystem where creatives can get access to resources & contacts to help them reach the next level of success in their careers. By working with businesses, nonprofi t & community organizations we are able to foster a network which enables us to create opportunities throughout the year for artists to demonstrate their talents in ways that add value to our neighborhoods. With several monthly events at various venues around Wynwood, we continually o ffer a platform where emerging artists can reach a wider audience. At the same time, we show business owners the benefits associated with incorporating arts programming into their operations, & help foster the growth of our local communities through this synergy. For Dwntwn Arts Fair we will be hand picking a lineup from Miami’s top artists. These artists will be live painting and displaying their work throughout the weekend. We encourage you to stop by our booth to meet these up and coming talented creatives to discover what inspires and motivates them, and watch them work live and in person.

Buskerfest
We strive for a connected, thriving urban core where the streets of Miami are active and enlivened with local performers, enjoyed by people of all ages and walks of life. We envision a joyous place that is reflective of the tropical urban landscape and attractive to locals and visitors alike.

Celebrate Diversity Miami
Celebrate Diversity Miami’s 2015 Photo‐voice Exhibit focuses on celebrating the diversity of our greater Miami community with a unique array of large-scale photographs. It features 60 beautiful, vibrant images submitted by residents, schools, and organizations from across Miami-Dade County. Join us in celebrating our incredible culturally and ethnically diverse neighborhoods. Give a #DiversityMiami shout-out with a picture or postcard, and share what makes the place you call home awesome!

FoodSpark
By way of delicious food and great conversation, FoodSpark Miami will provide a fun, interactive gathering space for diverse groups of greater Miami residents to connect with one another, discuss key social issues with fellow citizens, and figure out how we can collaborate to improve the quality of life in our local neighborhoods. FoodSpark Miami is made possible in part by the 8-80 Cities Emerging City Champions 2015 Fellowship, which is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Indiegals
Every indie needs a hand, and we¹ve partnered with artists from all over to bring a uniquely curated expo of artisanal goods, earthy designs, and conscious driven showcases. We¹ve connected with the indigenous tribe from Valle de Sibundoy in the Alto Putumayo region of Colombia, to bring the tribe’s delicately handcrafted jewelry, organic essential oils, and raw incense, led by the tribe¹s artist Yolimar Loreto & the tribe-women. Also from Colombia, we present for the first time in the U.S Hagakure Home a small company based in Medellin whose home décor is derived from organic materials, raw fabrics, and designed with earthy elements. We¹re bringing goods for the home and lifestyle. Then a young, hip, and hippie indie group of artists called Gypsy Halos will be dancing around our tent expressing their love and spirit through flower crowns, leafy jewelry designs, and airy fashions. This movement is not just focused on the younger generation. We¹ve connected with our baby boomer warrior woman who¹s love for mother Earth has helped her develop an artistic eye for floral designs; Esperanza (Hope) will bring to our expo her creative orchid, succulents, air flower gardens. Last but not least, our tent will feature an art showcase called Monsterz, an Anti-bullying picturesque story created by Miami’s local Tuli. We will feature other random goodies, our farmer friends may stop by with organic goods, or maybe we¹ll have a pop-up artist color us alive! This is what Indie Gals does, we dig deep into the roots and help elevate indie creatives so that we can all break through the noise. Everyone deserves to feel the sunshine of success on their face.

Eat Your Poem Pop-Up Poetry Station
Your belly growls for a poem “to-go!” Words to feed the heart and soul! Eat Your Poem believes in the nourishing, potent power of words and this inspires us to the act of spontaneous, intuitive writing and sharing. Perched behind our vintage typewriters we create improvisational poems for you! Stop by our Pop-Up Poetry Station and take home a poem, created just for you. Yum! Poems are offered by donation and all proceeds go to Eat Your Poem’s “Poetry with a Purpose” Program. This community outreach branch of EYP brings poetic programming to women’s shelters, recovery centers and organizations that reach “at-risk” youth. Poetry with a Purpose is completing 14 sessions at Women in Distress in Broward County and we are slated to bring the program into Camillus House Shelter starting in mid-August.

Elwoods
The local public house with gastronomical food served with great beer and wine.

Spooky Zoo at Zoo Miami 10/30/15 – 10/31/15

Spooky Zoo at Zoo Miami
Friday, 10/30/2015 – 10/31/2015 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Spooky-Zoo-2015Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152 Street,
Miami, Florida 33177
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Cost: free with zoo admission

Free with Zoo admission – Not afraid of clowns? Want to be? Find our spooky clowns all over Zoo Miami and take a selfie with them! 7pm – 11pm each night.

African Wardrobe Festival 8/29/15

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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
Website
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.

Colony1’s Turnip the Beet! Market Festival 8/15/15

Colony1’s Turnip the Beet! Market Festival
Saturday, 08/15/2015 – 10:00 am – 08:00 pm
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550 NW 22nd St,
Miami, Florida 33127
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The third market festival and educational workshop series is happening the third Saturday of August in Wynwood!

Come by for a day of local, farm fresh harvests, educational workshops, tastings, healing, yoga, and live music! Nina Kauder will be hosting the interactive Workshop Your Lunch! raw food demonstration at 12 pm. It’s a family friendly day celebrating people, ecology, connectivity and sustainability!

Colony1 is Miami’s most comprehensive sustainable living education hub and will be hosting these festivals every third Saturday of the month to bring the citizens of Miami and South Florida together in the name of all things sustainability. Colony1 is 100% volunteer driven, and the interactive workshops are presented by people who want to share their knowledge and increase the presence of a socially responsible, regenerative, and holistic lifestyle. Colony1 and the monthly festivals are about the people, the land we live with, and the community we collectively create. Most importantly, this is a platform for community to connect with each other, and help Miami grow into the nexus of conscious, socially responsible living it wants to be.

The parent non-profit organization, Art of Cultural Evolution, is developing the Colony1 site in the heart of Wynwood thanks to a 50-year land grant from Miami-Dade County. Please support this cause by coming to the next Turnip the Beet Market Festival! @Colony1Wynwood #Colony1 #TurnipTheBeet #LastGreenSpaceWynwood

Fort Vintage Flea Market 8/15/15

Fort Vintage Flea Market
Saturday, 08/15/2015 – 08/15/2015 09:00 am – 02:00 pm
FVFC&I Studios
541 NW 1st Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Vendor Fees are $50 for a 10×10 area, $75 for a 10×20 area and $50 for a Food Tent. These vendor fees will directly benefit HOPE South Florida.

South Florida locals will have the opportunity to shop for a cause at Shoppe Hope and C&I Studio’s Fort Vintage Flea Market located at 541 NW 1st Ave from 9 am to 2 pm. Shoppe Hope and C&I Studio’s’ aim is to gather a league of loyal vendors and customers through a unique shopping experience of tightly-curated vendors, artisanal food stalls and handmade items at the studio’s outdoor event space. This market, inspired by markets like the iconic Brooklyn Flea, will provide a venue for anyone in the community to sell their collectables, relics, and hard to find vintage items. A portion of the proceeds from Fort Vintage Flea will directly benefit Hope South Florida, a 501(c) 3 non-profit that has been helping the homeless community throughout South Florida for over 20 years.

Downtown Miami’s One Flagler Building Hosts “Light the Night” Block Party 8/13/15

Downtown Miami’s One Flagler Building Hosts “Light the Night” Block Party
Thursday, 08/13/2015 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
oneflagler_LTNOne Flagler Building
14 NE 1st Avenue,
Downtown Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Free community block party event celebrating the exterior lighting of downtown Miami’s iconic One Flagler building, which was originally designed by famed architect Morris Lapidus in 1952.

There will be live music and refreshments from dozens of local restaurants, including Whole Foods, Steak Brasil and Eccolo Pops. The event is FREE and open to the public. We’ve taken care of everything you just need to bring yourself to DWNTWN and Meet Your Neighbors!

The One Flagler Lighting Project was funded in part by the Miami Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) Property Improvement Grant Program administered by the Downtown Miami Partnership (DMP).

Paid Dues Fitness Exp 10/3/15

Paid Dues Fitness Exp
Saturday, 10/03/2015 – 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
logoPaid dues fitness expo
Kovens Conference Center 3100 NE 151 st,
Miami, Florida 33181
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Cost: 20.00

This Expo is about educating the community and bringing awareness about health fitness and overall well-being to south Florida. We will showcase popular national and local fitness related exhibitors and will be attended by thousands of fitness consumers and enthusiast of all ages. Vendor spaces available

Inaugural 2015 Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience on Saturday 11/14/15

Inaugural 2015 Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience on Saturday
Saturday, 11/14/2015 – 11/15/2015 06:00 pm – 12:00 am
FlyerCity of Miami Gardens Municipal Complex
15800 N.W. 42nd Ave,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
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Cost: $60-$125

The City of Miami Gardens Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis presents an intimate, grown and sexy night for the foodies and socialites of Miami Gardens, Fla. On Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., festivities will take place at the City of Miami Gardens Municipal Complex (18605 NW 27th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056). This inaugural event will feature a surprise celebrity host, delightful complimentary tastings from South Florida’s hottest chef’s, master chef cook-offs, samplings of renowned wine and spirits, bartender showdown and live music. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 21, 2015.

For more information, please visit:
Official website http://miamigardenswinefoodexp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1041602372525137
Twitter: www.twitter.com/mgwinefoodexp/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/mgwinefoodexp #MGWINEFOODEXP

3rd Annual Miami Fashion Film Festival 9/16/15, 9/17/15

3rd Annual Miami Fashion Film Festival
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 – 09/17/2015 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
our28j360 Spaces & Miami Beach Cinematique
220 NW 27th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Various

Lights, camera, fashion!

The 3rd Annual Miami Fashion Film Festival, presented by Fashion Inspires More, invites you to two days of fashionable art and film. Scheduled for September 16-17, 2015, the colorful showcase includes an art exhibit & kickoff, multiple film screenings, and an awards ceremony to celebrate the international filmmakers creatively depicting the art & culture of fashion.

For more information, visit www.MIAFFF.org

Summer Roll Music Festival 8/8/15

Summer Roll Music Festival
Saturday, 08/08/2015 – 09:00 pm –
11252759_3104712359563867_3256466836026255636_nChurchill’s Pub
5504 ne 2 ace,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: $7

Jam Life presents Summer Roll Music Festival. A celebration of art and music, all homegrown in the city of Miami. 3 stages will feature handpicked musical acts. Artists will be painting live and there will be arts n crafts vendors onsite.

2015 Overtown Music & Arts Festival 7/25/15

2015 Overtown Music & Arts Festival
Saturday, 07/25/2015 – 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
OMAF_FLYER_FRONT_FINAL_070515_LOWREZHistoric Business District
NW 3rd Avenue at NW 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: Free

Headliner Market Group proudly announces the return of the Overtown Music and Arts Festival to be held in the Historic Overtown Business District of Miami on Saturday, July 25, 2015. In partnership with the Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency, and City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon, the 2015 Annual Overtown Music and Arts Festival promises to promote economic development, community enrichment and bring excitement to Overtown.

Free to the general public, the highly anticipated festival of celebration will include live performances on the main stage by Melanie Fiona, Glenn Jones, Mya, Bobby Valentino, Carl Thomas, Deep Fried Funk Band, Larry Dogg with a Tribute to Frankie Beverly & Maze, and back by popular demand Raheem Devaughn. Hot 105 & 99 Jamz have been announced as the official media sponsors for this year. Local Overtown businesses and vendors will be on hand showcasing artwork, ethnic cuisine, unique crafts, jewelry, clothing, and more. For over four years, some of the world’s top contemporary artists have graced the stage of the festival entertaining an enthusiastic eager audience of over 5,000 local residents and nation-wide festival goers.

Fort Vintage Flea Market 7/18/15

Fort Vintage Flea Market
Saturday, 07/18/2015 – 09:00 am – 02:00 pm
FortVintageFleaC&I Studios Garden
516 NW 1st Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Vendor Fees are $50 for a 10×10 area, $75 for a 10×20 area and $50 for a Food Tent. These vendor fees will directly benefit HOPE South Florida.

South Florida locals will have the opportunity to shop for a cause at Shoppe Hope and C&I Studio’s Fort Vintage Flea Market from 9am to 2pm at the C&I Studios Garden located at 516 NW 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. This market, inspired by markets like the iconic Brooklyn Flea, will provide a venue for anyone in the community to sell their collectables, relics, and hard to find vintage items. A portion of the proceeds from Fort Vintage Flea will directly benefit Hope South Florida, a 501(c) 3 non-profit that has been helping the homeless community throughout South Florida for over 20 years.

Environmental Impact Film Festival at Colony1 Wynwood 7/10/15-7/12/15

Environmental Impact Film Festival at Colony1 Wynwood
Friday, 07/10/2015 – 07/12/2015 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
10669216_494909147324494_1300123289158054586_oColony 1
550 NW 22nd St,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: –

SIMA and Colony1 bring you:

3 DAY OPEN AIR FILM FESTIVAL SHOWCASES THE BEST ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT CINEMA IN MIAMI

July 10, 2015 – International Film Festival, SIMA, partners with local non-profit, Art of Cultural Evolution, to host SIMA MIAMI, a 3 day festival featuring award-winning impact films from around the world, July 10-12, 2015

With stories from Ghana, Cambodia, Mexico, Iceland, England and the US – SIMA Miami gives conscious citizens and documentary enthusiasts a platform to share and inspire ideas, mobilize support for causes, and generate discussions about global issues in their own community through the power film.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice – at SIMA we believe that great documentaries hold the same power” – Daniela Kon, SIMA Founder & Executive Director
SIMA exists to propel and elevate global social-impact storytelling that inspires crucial perspectives and demonstrates unique potential to enlighten, transform, and positively impact our contemporary world.

“Art of Cultural Evolution and Colony1 are so excited to be able to offer this series of unique and powerful films to Miami. The films are guaranteed to inspire and on the very ground of Miami’s first sustainability center, we know this festival will be an inspirational a catalyst to keep the Miami movement going!” Blair Butterfield Director of Art of Cultural Evolution

When – Friday, July 10, Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12 @ 8 PM to 11 PM

Where – Colony 1, 550 NW 22ND Street, Miami, FL 33127

Join SIMA and Art of Cultural Evolution in Catalyzing Impact Cinema Worldwide

For More Event Information Contact
nando@artofculutralevolution

About SIMA –
SIMA (Social Impact Media Awards) champions social-documentary storytelling of excellence, and connects international audiences and organizations with the best global impact cinema through the annual awards and year-round film programs. SIMAAWARDS.ORG

About Art of Cultural Evolution – A non-profit organization whose mission is to share environmental and social ideas through art, film, publications, classes and workshops. The organization provides programs, exhibitions, events and projects to educate and engage the public in new ideas about cultural and environmental sustainability.

ARTOFCULTURALEVOLUTION.ORG

Colony1’s Turnip the Beet! Market Festival in Wynwood 7/11/15

Colony1’s Turnip the Beet! Market Festival in Wynwood
Saturday, 07/11/2015 – 07/11/2015 09:00 am – 08:00 pm
11667547_501512559997486_5848082343291964025_nColony 1
550 NW 22nd St,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: –

The second market festival and educational workshop series is happening the second Saturday of July!

Come by for local, farm fresh harvests, educational workshops, tastings, healing, yoga and later day two of our Environmental Impact Film Festival! At the end of the day there will also be revealing the winners of our raffle giveaway! It’s a family friendly day celebrating people, ecology, connectivity and sustainability!

~~Schedule~~

Sustainability Workshop Tent:
9 am: Morning Gardening & Mulching
10 am: Tree Grafting
11 am: Composting is for Everyone with Colony1
12pm – 7:30: Farmer’s Market, Local & Handmade Vendors
12 pm: Workshop Your Lunch! Raw & Living Food with
Fabiana Hernandez $15
1 pm: Bike Culture & Repairs with Help Earth Ride
(H.E.R.)
2 pm: Conversation Series: Love the Everglades with
Jean Sarmiento
3 pm: Visionary Art with Myriam Valdez
4 pm: Superfood Shake Demo with John Schott
5 pm: Intersectionality with St. James
5:30 pm: Pesticides and Insects with Jillian Pim
6:30 pm: From Self Actualization to Civil Disobedience
with Nathan Pim
7 pm: Hunter Altschul – music performance
7:30 pm: Closing Ceremony – Pagamiento to the Earth

Holistic Living Workshop Tent:
10 am: Real Solutions to Obesity with Highpoint Healing
Wellness
11 am: Yoga & Meditation with Litana & Eben
12:30 pm: Galactic Sound Healing with Mike Goldfarb
2 pm: Real Solutions to Toxicity with Highpoint Healing &
Wellness
1:30 pm: Super Sprouting: Protein Powerhouse for Every Meal! with Nina Kauder
3 pm: Yoga & Thai massage with Patty Gallo
4 pm: Group Acupuncture & Shamanic Drumming with Heather Marie Rose, AP
5 pm: Hawaiian Culture and Lomi Lomi with Emily Peters
6pm: Yoga & Meditation with Renea Perry

In the Healing Tent:
Jen Page – Reiki
One Breath by Emily Peters – Lomi Lomi Bodywork
Anahata OM by Marcos Lee – Integrative Bodywork
Helping Hand’s Healing Services by Sheri Kaplan – Reiki Energy Healing
Moonflower Ollintlahuimetzli Healing Tent
Heather Marie Rose, AP – Acupuncture

Local & Handmade Vendors:
4 Elementum – essential oils and teas
Druid’s Grove – wild harvested herbs
Between Spirit & Stone – handmade jewelry
FabiYogini Wear – upcycled yoga clothing
Retrouvaille Upcycle Boutique – upcycled clothing with a taste of Rock n Roll & Free spirit attitude
CATEURA Upcycled – Hand-crafted all natural soy wax candles & self-watering succulent planters made from beer, wine and liquor bottles
Marisabel Lavastida- local artwork and live painting

Food Vendors:
SiriCoco – wild & urban harvested coconuts
GoGanic by Anna Sivani – Local organic snacks
Everglades Treats- Jams and Teas with Organic Wild Edibles

8 p.m.: Second Night of Environmental Impact Film Festival https://www.facebook.com/events/382270895316052/

~~ Raffle Giveaway~~
Purchase a raffle ticket ($5) and have the opportunity to win one of the following amazing prizes!

– One Breath Bodywork 60 min massage by Emily Peters
– Go’ganic Local Organic Treats by Añña Śivani
– Vedic Thai Bodywork Yoga Lesson 25 min by Patty Gallo
– The Atelier E Jewelry Piece by Emily Peters
– Organic Body Butter by Catalina Pareja
– Original Artwork by Marisabel Lavastida
– and more to be announced!

Emerge Miami will also be making a stop by the site on their 6th Annual Sweet Treats Ride! Check them out here!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1627757204160690/

8th Annual Miami Takeover 2015 7/9/15 – 7/13/15

8th Annual Miami Takeover 2015
Thursday, 07/09/2015 – 07/13/2015 02:00 pm – 04:00 am
Miami Beach
Various locations in Miami Beach,
Miami, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

WK&F Group and VP Productions Travel Presents the 8th Annual Miami Takeover Experience

Like-Minded Urban Professionals Party with a Purpose
Miami, FL-The 8th Annual Miami Takeover Experience will take place in sunny South Beach from July 9-13, 2015. Attendees will enjoy seven signature events at Miami’s premiere entertainment spots. The host hotels for this year’s Takeover include the SLS South Beach, the Aloft South Beach and the Cantina Hotel & Beach Club.

Over 3,000 visitors from Pennsylvania, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Texas, North Carolina and Georgia are expected to participate in Miami Takeover along with the 92,000 visitors expected in Miami that weekend. In the past, Miami Takeover has hosted notable personalities such as Trey Songz (R&B singer), Sanaa Lathan (Actress), Dave Chappelle (Comedian), Doug E. Fresh (Rapper/Celebrity Host) and MC Lyte (Celebrity DJ/Rapper), just to name a few.
“Miami Takeover is geared to provide like-minded urban professionals with a stress free getaway in the ideal vacation spot in Miami,” says Wylie Kynard, general partner of WK&F Group.

Hosted by radio personality Lorenzo “Ice T” Thomas, Miami Takeover events will take place in Miami’s most upscale spots including Mansion Nightclub, Nikki Beach, Ocean 10 and the South Beach Convention Center. Attendees will also get the opportunity to give back to the community by participating in two community outreach projects: a beach clean-up and a dental screening for kids at the Overtown Youth Foundation.

“Most people go to Miami just for the parties and nightlife but don’t necessarily learn more about the community they are visiting,” says Kynard. “Miami Takeover allows visitors and Miami natives the opportunity to enjoy Miami’s nightlife and also give back to the community all in one weekend.”

Miami Takeover is partnering with Colgate Palm Olive screening to provide 140 kids free dental screenings at the Overtown Youth Center. The screening will take place July 9. There will fun bounce houses at the dental screening along with a house emporium geared toward the kids attending.

“We want to give back to the community for allowing us to hold such great events in Miami,” says event logistic director, Dianne Walker of DeeWorks Enterprises.

The beach clean-up is presented in partnership with the Miami Beach Convention Center and the Environmental Coalition of Miami. The beach-clean up will take place Sunday, July 12th from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Both locals and visitors are welcome to volunteer to help clean up a portion of South Beach (17th-20th Avenue).
Sponsorship opportunities are also available for companies to brand themselves during Miami Takeover.

About WK&F Group
WK&F Group is a full-service event production company that is known to produce some of the finest events in the city. The WK&F Group is committed to exposing the urban professional community to the best entertainment alternatives. As part of our continuous effort to expand The WK&F Group brand, annual events are held in Charlotte, Dallas and Miami and at the NBA All Star Game. Based on the experienced gained promoting and hosting our events, The WK&F Group has established a suite of services to assist with the promotion of any event or product.

About VP Productions Travel
VP Productions Travel is a full-service and fully integrated travel agency specializing in group and personal travel. With over 10 years of experience in Travel, VP Productions Travel specializes in event planning with an emphasis on promoting and hosting social gatherings, vacations and events. VP Productions Travel provides its clients with spectacular vacations, parties and events through creativity and uniqueness based on client’s needs and preferences.

For more information and travel package prices, please visit www.miamitakeover2015.com or call 954.609.0566
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Beer Blues and BBQ Festival 6/20/15

Beer Blues and BBQ Festival
Saturday, 06/20/2015 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
beerbluesbbqBimini Row at Postcard Inn
84001 Overseas Highway,
Islamorada, Florida 33036
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $25

Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina at Holiday Isle, the newly refreshed oceanfront Islamorada resort getaway in the Florida Keys, is serving the best of southern island hospitality through the simple pleasures of locally brewed beer, blues music and lip-smacking barbecue food on June 20th from 5-9 pm at their first annual Beer, Blues & BBQ Festival.

For $25, attendees will enjoy admission to the beer tasting event and festival fun that includes:
• A selection of four premium craft beers from Saltwater Brewery
• Guava scotch bonnet barbecue St. Louis ribs and jerk marinated grilled chicken with sides
• Chance to win premium giveaways including a hotel stay at Postcard Inn
• Live island blues with the Reggie Paul Band
• First access to Saltwater Brewery’s new release craft beer

Ethio 7 Day’s Entertainment 6/28/15

Ethio 7 Day’s Entertainment
Sunday, 06/28/2015 – 07/04/2015 12:00 am –
ethio7days-event-hyattvilleCoco Cabana Bar & Grill
University blvd & Riggs rd 2031A University Blvd E,,
Hyattsville, Maryland 20783
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

A Mega event of the year, “Ethio 7 days entertainment” is going to happen at Hyattsville, Maryland.

At -The Biggest Place in the nation Before & after the game during Ethiopian Soccer Tournament June 28 – July 4th 2015, We are Hosting “Ethio 7 days Entertainment” indoor Festival will provided a full entertainment, comedy, concert, fashion, traditional artifacts and authentic food and many more only @ the world famous “Coco Cabana” located in the intersection of University blvd & Riggs rd 2031A University Blvd E, Hyattsville, MD 20783.

“Celebrating Diversity” and “Promoting the Joy of Unity” among Ethiopians in the Metropolitan DC area and Ethiopian from world wide!

Free Shuttle Service
For more details visit: http://www.ethio7days.com/
Call: 2028178035 | 2024591875 |5716998729
Drop a message on: [email protected]

MegaRumba Colombia 7/18/15

MegaRumba Colombia
Saturday, 07/18/2015 – 02:00 pm – 12:00 am
5x7-posterBayfront Park
301 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Starts at $25

Miami has the largest concentration of Colombians outside of Colombia, and they are passionate about music and celebrating their Independence Day.

Move over Ultra and Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution! MegaRumba Colombia will take over Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami on Saturday July 18 with a stellar lineup including three-time Latin Grammy® winner, singer/songwriter Fonseca, who just released his latest single “Entre Mi Vida y La Tuya”. Also front and center will be the salsa legends Grupo Niche and Puerto Rican Victor Manuelle, who just released his latest album that includes songs with Vallenato rhythm. Meanwhile, Barranquilleros will be happy to see their beloved Binomio de Oro bringing their Colombian Caribbean beat straight to our doorstep. Direct from Medellin, Reggaeton and Grammy Latino’s 2013 Best New Artist, Maluma, will bring his catchy “La Temperatura” to this party.

MegaRumba Colombia will also give the newer generation the spotlight, including Lil Silvio y El Vega from Cartagena. Their latest single, “Mi Declaración”, has received over 27 million YouTube views. The lineup will also include the young Venezuelan singer Tomas the Latin Boy, whose “Bailalo” music video reached #1 in Colombia. Professionally managed by SWARM and co-hosted by Mega949 FM, the festival will continue to add artists to the star- studded cast of musicians.

MegaRumba Colombia is brought to you by the folks at SWARM, creators of Grovetoberfest, Wynwood Art Walk, Sprung!, Basel House, St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at Mary Brickell Village and many other fun, high-profile events.

For more information, visit www.MegaRumbaColombia.com. Follow them on Facebook at Facebook.com/MegaRumbaColombia, on Twitter at @MegaRumbaCol or Instagram at @MegaRumbaColombia. Follow SWARM on Facebook at Facebook.com/SwarmEventAgency and Instagram @Swarm_EventAgency. #SWARMwithus

International Mango Festival at Fairchild 7/11/15, 7/12/15

International Mango Festival at Fairchild
Saturday, 07/11/2015 – 07/12/2015 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
SONY DSCFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65+, $12 for ages 6-17; Free for Fairchild members and ages 5 and under

The lauded ‘king of fruits’ returns to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for the 23rd Annual International Mango Festival, July 11-12, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This year, the festival will feature mouthwatering mangos from the Caribbean island of Jamaica. Festival favorites like the world’s only mango auction, mango brunch, mango tastings, and mango tree sales will satisfy the appetites of visitors of all ages.

South Beach Seafood Festival 10/24/15

South Beach Seafood Festival
Saturday, 10/24/2015 – 11:00 am – 09:00 pm
SBSF1Lummus Park
Ocean Drive between 7th and 9th,
Ocean Drive, Florida Miami Beach
Webpage Link
Cost: $25

Presented by Hess Select and hosted by Coca-Cola, the South Beach Seafood Festival (SBSF) celebrates the best and boldest seafood experiences Miami has to offer, featuring some of the city’s most adored and recognized chefs and restaurants.

Palm Beach Jerk Festival 5/25/15

Palm Beach Jerk Festival
Monday, 05/25/2015 – 02:00 pm – 11:00 pm
WPB-JerkBack-Design-RevisedSouth Florida Fair Grounds
9067 Southern Boulevard,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33411
Webpage Link
Cost: Pre-sold $25; At the gate $30; VIP $90; Backstage Passes $100. Children 12 and under are FREE.

The 12th Annual Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival Set to Add Caribbean Jerk Flair in West Palm Beach on Monday, May 25, 2015
Jerk Chicken, Jerk Pork, Jerk Everything

The 12th Annual Palm Beach Jerk Festival is set to kick-off the summer with an international flair. The festival will be filled with culinary personalities, delicious jerk inspired dishes and a fun family-friendly environment. Hosted by Full-A-Vybez, Inc. in association with 1.800.411. Pain, A Medical & Lawyer Referral Service, this year’s 12th Annual Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival will take place on Monday, May 25, 2015 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The gates open at 12 noon.

Adding flavor to the main stage, the star-studded line up include the following ingredients of legendary talent: Maxi Priest, Grammy Kid, Beenie Man & the Zagga Zow Band, Morgan Heritage and Romain Virgo.

Acting as the culminating event for a busy Memorial Weekend, families and friends from neighboring cities, including Dade and Broward counties can enjoy a 45-minute ride to share the taste of the Jerk and other Caribbean delicacies. Attendees may purchase coveted wares from the craft vendors, relax with a cold drink, enjoy the DJ selection in the Party Pavilion or bask in the melodious sounds of reggae superstars as they perform on the Main Stage. The sweet sounds of Reggae and Smooth Grooves will take you on a musical journey. The festival features the best of the best reggae artists to take you there. The sounds of kids’ laughter will fill the Kids Romping Zone as children 12 and under can enjoy various fun activities. What better way to enjoy Memorial Day than at the Palm Beach Jerk Festival? Come out and meet with old friends and make new ones, all while nurturing all your senses.

“To accommodate the growth of the largest Caribbean food festival in Palm Beach, we have moved to the South Florida Fairgrounds. Our Title Sponsor, 1.800.411.PAIN, has been with us over the years, supporting and leveraging their resources to assist us in this growth,” says Executive Director of the Full-A-Vybez, Inc. Damian Tater. “The entire family can enjoy food, entertainment and a whole lot of the Caribbean. Instead of going through customs, we encourage people to get in their cars and come out and show South Florida that when Caribbean food and music unite, everything nice mon!”

Tickets are on sale now at www.palmbeachjerkfestival.com or popular Caribbean community locations. Pricing is as follows: Pre-sold $25; At the gate $30; VIP $90; Backstage Passes $100. Children 12 and under are FREE.

Full-A-Vybez, Inc.
Established in 1996, Full-A-Vybez, Inc. is a full service entertainment and promotion company specializing in events of all sizes catering to the Caribbean diaspora communities. The highly skilled team of industry professionals leads several local and international experiences that typically draw crowds in excess of 15,000 attendees. In addition to other targeted experiences, Full-A-Vybez, Inc’s annual marquee events include the Palm Beach Jerk Festival and the Orlando Jerk Festival.

Palm Beach Jerk Festival
For general information, visit www.palmbeachjerkfestival.com or call the event hotline at 866-232-0001.
Like us on Facebook.com/Palm Beach Jerk Festival.
For vendor information, contact Vendor Express at 954-775-4917.

2nd Annual Ceviche Festival Where Proceeds Went for a Great Cause by Betty Alvarez

The 2nd Annual Ceviche Festival was a celebratory event for the whole family which all proceeds when to the construction for the completion of La Merced Museo Peru Church, the first church and Peruvian museum in Miami.

The event had distinguished personalities such as Raquel Regalado, Tomas Garcia Fuste from Mira TV, Univision covered the event, and other media outlets. Guests had a wonderful Sunday that was marked by solidarity, great food, cooking sessions and spectacular shows of traditional Peruvian dancers, live music, etc.

Supporters of the event included El Mero Loco II, Mochila del Chef, Cevicheria Rosita, Divino Ceviche’s Chef Christian Encalada Alvan, Rizio’s Peruvian Cuisine Chef Mauricio Valverde & Cesar Valverde, El Huarike Peruano Chef Ysabel Bartra, Mari Morla, Cholos Ceviche Grill’s Chef Fabricio Pareja, La Huaca Peruvian Cuisine Ines & Aida Morales, El Pollo Inka Miami’s Chef Daniel D. Cespedes Titinger, El Punto Peruano Peruvian Food Truck Chef Pedro Enrique Rodriguez, Asociacion Cultural Peru Danza and many more.

The Corpus Christi Church and Iglesia de la Merced will be a church museum with artifacts, relics, and historical accounts of Peru. The original church is currently in Lima and soon there will be one on Miami displaying the richness of the Peruvian culture.

9th Annual All Kids Included Family Arts Festival 5/2/15

9th Annual All Kids Included Family Arts Festival
Saturday, 05/02/2015 – 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
FINAL-AKI-EbastSouth Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST,
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

The 9th Annual All Kids Included Festival provides a full day of activities and cultural experiences for children with and without disabilities.

Festival Entertainment
Check out our exciting headliner shows:
A sensory-friendly production of Peter Pan by Miami Childrens Theater
Brazilian Voices
Magic Morgan
Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band
John Paul Jebian
American Sign Language Storyteller
and the Culture Shock Miami outdoor stage featuring The Rodiles

Fun Activities
Enjoy a kaleidoscope of live performances including dancers,
musicians, children’s theater, magic shows, fun music and much more!
There’s all kinds of fun for everyone, with free giveaways including the book
The Boy Who Grew Flowers (while they last), fun food,
face painting, costumed characters and strolling entertainers.

Creative Arts for All
Express yourself with inclusive art projects from “artz- art for all” adaptive painting & print making with special guest artist/inventor Dwayne Szot and Miami-Dade County parks, recreation, open spaces and disability services.

Art Exhibition, Awards and Resources
Experience the art exhibition and awards ceremony and explore
community resources for families offering helpful information, in-person assistance, support and literature.

Children’s BookFest 4/25/15

Children’s BookFest
Saturday, 04/25/2015 – 04/25/2015 10:30 am – 04:30 pm
ChildrensBookFest-2015-full-Page-FlyerAfrican-American Research Library and Culture Center
2650 Sistrunk Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Children’s BookFest is a FREE festival which is centered on Children’s Day/Book Day. It is multi-cultural-event, which the emphasis is on literature-based shows (through storytelling, musical groups, theater groups, music, drama, dance or other artform). BookFest will continue its tradition of putting a book into the hands and homes of the first 1,000 children who attend, through the Big Book Giveaway.

The 4th Annual PhilanthroFest 4/11/15

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The 4th Annual PhilanthroFest
Saturday, 04/11/2015 – 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
PhilanthroFestMuseum Park
1075 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

PhilanthroFest, the nation’s largest community engagement festival, presents their carnival-inspired event to connect people, passion and philanthropy. PhilanthroFest will take place on Sat., Apr. 11, 2015 @ Museum Park (1075 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 — located between PAMM and American Airlines Arena) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the goal of connecting potential volunteers, donors and supporters to causes and non-profit organizations.

PhilanthroFest will bring together dozens of artists, over 100 causes, and thousands of attendees looking to engage and learn about what the community has to offer and ways to give back. By transforming 30 acres at Museum Park into a carnival dreamland, PhilanthroFest will offer locals the opportunity to dream, create and inspire while enjoying an interactive experience with food, music and dance performances, games, live giveaways and special surprises throughout the day. Organizations will share their mission, offerings and engagement options in the various Community Walks featuring causes focused on City & Environment, People & Education, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Health & Wellness and Arts & Culture.

Attendees are encouraged to interact and engage with the causes and performers on-site, sign up to volunteer and donate time, talent or treasure to causes that align with their passions and values. Full-day admission to PhilanthroFest is free and open to the public. To learn more about sponsorship & volunteer options or for event inquiries, email [email protected] or visit www.PhilanthroFest.com.

ECOMB’s 4th Annual Miami & the Beaches Environmental Film Festival 5/15/15

ECOMB’s 4th Annual Miami & the Beaches Environmental Film Festival
Wednesday, 04/15/2015 – 04/19/2015 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ecomb_FF_Poster-11x172_NO-LOGOS_CropedColony Theater
Lincoln Road Mall, 1040 Lincoln,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
More Info Link
Cost: 0

Join the Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches (ECOMB) for the upcoming 4th annual Miami and Beaches Environmental Film Festival.

This years event will be held April 14-19th, 2015 and will highlight its overarching theme climate change awareness. Showcasing a compelling array of films based on environmental issues of local and global concern, this year’s Festival also coincides with important milestones, namely the Centennial of Miami Beach and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, which has been at the forefront of raising awareness globally about sustainable development and climate change.

In addition to screenings of feature length documentary films, fiction, short films, and animation, this year’s Festival will also include interactive workshops and complementary exhibits and other activities for people of all ages.

Photographs by Anthony Jordon of SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase – 2015 SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase on 3/28/15

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon of the SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 8 – SWAN Day Miami 2015″ SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 8 – SWAN Day Miami 2015 at Little Haiti Cultural Complex on Saturday, March, 28, 2015.

To see more of  Anthony Jordon‘s  work go to his Instagram page or his facebook page.

 

Dinner in Paradise with Chefs Mike Pirolo, Aaron Brooks and Jokrick Ujague 3/29/15

Dinner in Paradise with Chefs Mike Pirolo, Aaron Brooks and Jokrick Ujague
Sunday, 03/29/2015 – 05:00 pm – 11:50 pm
Screen-Shot-2015-03-25-at-11.32.13-AMParadise Farms
19801 sw 320th st,
homestead, Florida 33030
Webpage Link
Cost: varies

The next Dinner in Paradise pairs Aaron Brooks, the Australian executive chef behind Four Seasons Miami’s modern surf and turf concept Edge Steak & Bar; Mike Pirolo, who garnered a rare, four-star review from The Miami Herald while at Scarpetta before opening his locals’ mainstay Macchialina Taverna Rustica; and Jodrick Ujague just down the street from the farm at Chefs on the Run and two time winner of New Times’ Best Bite on the Beach at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. A dinner not to be missed!
Stroll the gardens, smell the flowers and enjoy the music of the Magic City Flutes!

Arrival is 5:00pm for reception, tour at 5:30pm and dinner at 6pm.

Each dinner is $165.50 per person + tax. Buy a table of 10 and get 1 seat free! (Reserve for 9 on “add to cart” and we will add the additional one).

Wynwood Life 4/24/15 – 4/26/15

Wynwood Life
Friday, April 24: 5:00pm – Midnight
Saturday, April 25: 12:00pm – Midnight
Sunday, April 26: 12:00pm – 9:00pm

2015 WL Commemorative PosterWynwood Arts District
NW 2nd Avenue and 23rd Street
Wynwood, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Tickets start at $15. Pre-purchase tickets online, or by calling (305)461-2700.

Street Festival Brings The Best of Wynwood to Life!

Wynwood Life is back and packed with everything that Miami loves. The colorful, annual event is all about art, music, fashion and food. This year’s new location will feature more artists, fashion shows, art displays, musical bands, interactive features and a new collaborative cooking showcase that will highlight popular Wynwood restaurants and chefs.

A wide selection of featured artists will be organized by world renowned painter Alexander Mijares, who will also design the festival’s 2015 collective poster. For the first time ever, Mijares will have a pop-up gallery showcasing his unique style of art, which finds inspiration in the colorful energy of both this city and heritage. “It’s unusual to have an artist of his caliber showcasing at a festival. Wynwood Life is a great place to see him in action, and while you’re there, be sure to pick up an original work of art,” said Javi Zayas, co-founder of SWARM, the organizer behind the festival.

The Peroni Style Lounge will once again feature fashionistas at their pop-up boutique, and during the event, it will showcase multiple fashion shows with local boutiques, fashion bloggers and stylists.

It wouldn’t be Wynwood without Food Trucks, so the festival will have the biggest food truck rally ever with over 50 favorites and a number of food vendors ready to please all taste buds. In addition, the event has partnered with Wynwood neighbor, Miami Club Rum. Several bars will be equipped with the hand-crafted rum made in Miami’s first distillery by artisans with a family history of rum production that dates back five generations. Beer lovers rejoice! The Blue Moon Brew Pub will be back with a fully stocked selection of cold brews and mixed drinks. New this year is the Wynwood Culinary Showcase, which will feature top restaurants and chefs from the area showcasing their cuisine. Wynwood Life is sponsored by Miami Club Rum

This year’s musical line-up is bigger and better, featuring many local favorites including Problem Kidz, Spam Allstar, Suenalo, The Tremends, Danger Flow and Elastic Bond to name a few. For a complete schedule of performances, click on Live Music at www.WynwoodLife.com.

The Green Baby Fair 4/18/15

The Green Baby Fair
Saturday, 04/18/2015 – 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
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212 Northeast 59th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33137
Facebook Link
Cost: $15

We hope you will join us on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Little Haiti Cultural Arts Center.

The Green Baby Fair offers an opportunity for South Florida families to gather information in a relaxed, fun atmosphere about the green resources and options available to them during their pregnancy, birth, and early parenting.

Many new and expectant parents are searching for answers to the complexities of raising children in healthier more sustainable ways. The Green Baby Fair showcases local representatives from many pregnancy, birth, parenting and baby-related resources including doulas, midwives, massage therapists, childbirth educators, lactation consultants, photographers and more!

The Green Baby Fair will be held at:

Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 Northeast 59th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137

The fair will include workshops, activities and vendors showcasing ways to make our environment, homes and lives safer, healthier places to grow, birth and raise for our children. Representatives from new and innovative eco-friendly products, resources and services in the South Florida area will offer information, samples and demonstrations of their products.

Workshops are free with admission to the fair.

Buy tickets: www.eventbrite.greenbabyfair.com

Visit the event website for more details: www.greenbabyfair.com

Price $15.00

First Annual La Tierra Miami
- Earth Day Celebration Featuring The Heavy Pets, Stokeswood, Ghost Owl, Crazy Fingers and more! 4/25/15

First Annual La Tierra Miami
- Earth Day Celebration Featuring The Heavy Pets, Stokeswood, Ghost Owl, Crazy Fingers and more!
Saturday, 04/25/2015 – 02:00 pm – 05:00 am
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30 NE 14th,
Miami, Florida 33132
Facebook Link
Cost: $20

Brotherly Love Productions and Railroad Blues are excited to announce the First Annual La Tierra Miami Festival celebrating Mother Earth on Saturday, April 25 in Miami. The all day outdoor/indoor event will feature music by The Heavy Pets, Stokeswood, Ghost Owl, Crazy Fingers, 7 Below – A Tribute to Phish, Floyd is Dead and The Funky Nuggets, as well as Live art, food, apparel and jewelry vendors and non-profit booths.

Photographs of West Miami Art & Music Festival 2015 on 3/14/15

West Miami Art & Music Festival 2015 on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

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Third World Film Festival Film Noir vs Neo Noir 3/28/15

Third World Film Festival Film Noir vs Neo Noir
Saturday, 03/28/2015 – 12:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Third-World-Cinema-Project-Film-Festival-UpdatedThe ARC
675 Ali Baba Avenue,
Opa-locka, Florida 33054
Eventbrite Link
Cost: Free

ABOUT THE FILM FESTIVAL

This one-day film festival will explore cinema’s stylish film noir and neo-noir genres in the developing world. Film noir from the 1930s-1950s is characterized by stark, angular shadows; conflicted anti-heroes; chiaroscuro lighting; determined, beautiful, scheming women; obscured scenes; and isolation in modern cities. Neo-noir addresses philosophical questions about the essence of human nature, guilt, redemption, and problems of knowledge, memory and identity, while blurring the lines between right and wrong, good and evil. Two films per genre will be screened to introduce and expose the art of stylized filmmaking and foreign films in Opa-locka.

FREE public event. Viewer discretion is advised as some films may not be suitable for children.

ABOUT THE FILMS & SCREENING TIMES

12:00 PM – The Goddess (“Shennü” – 1934, China) – 85 minutes, drama, PG
Street walker by night, devoted mother by day, a woman fights to get her son an education amid criminal and social injustice in China. Dismissed as immoral by scholars during the Cultural Revolution, it is now one of the best known films of China’s cinematic golden age. Directed by Wu Yonggang.

2:00 PM – Three Monkeys (“Üç maymun” – 2008, Turkey) – 109 minutes, drama, unrated
This strange detective story set in Istanbul traces the journey of a family struggling to stay together and ignore responsibilities by not seeing, hearing, or talking about the truth. Won Best Special Effects at the Golden Orange Film Festival, Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Golden Anchor Competition Award at the Haifa International Film Festival. Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

4:00 PM – Bob the Gambler (“Bob Le Flambeur” – 1956, France) – 98 minutes, drama/thriller, PG
A tribute to classic American gangster films and inspiration for French New Wave filmmakers, Bob Le Flambeur is about an aging gangster and gambler in Paris who navigates the treacherous world of pimps, moneymen and naïve associates while plotting one last score: the heist of the Deauville casino. Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville.

6:00 PM – How to Steal 2 Million (2011, South Africa) – 84 minutes, drama/action, ages 16+
A dark crime drama set in gritty, unforgiving city streets, the film follows a robber who gets out of jail and finds that his partner, who never got caught, has married his former fiancée. Desperate for cash, he agrees to help his partner out with a deviant plan in this South African homage to film noir. Won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Best Achievement in Editing at the 2012 African Movie Academy Awards. Directed by Charlie Vundla.

Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Presented by:
-Florida International University Honors College Third World Cinema class (https://honors.fiu.edu/)
-Opa-locka Community Development Corporation (www.olcdc.org | www.opalockaart.com)

For more info, contact: Nina @ [email protected] | 954.830.4949 or Aileen @ [email protected] | 305.687.3545

SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 8 – SWAN Day Miami 3/28/15

SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 8 – SWAN Day Miami
Saturday, 03/28/2015 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SpokenSoulFestival_xxxLittle Haiti Cultural Complex
212-260 NE 59th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

The Spoken Soul Festival, named the “Best Place To Meet Intelligent Women” by the Miami New Times, is back and better than ever. The three-day festival, inspired by SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day, explodes with performances and art exhibits during the SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 8 on Saturday, March 28.
Art aficionados kick back as vocalists and poets tear up the stage, walk around soaking in the paintings and photography on display, and sip on complimentary Prime Wines, all while being able to mingle with the artists themselves.
Hosted By Chanel from MEGA 949 The Joe Ferrero Show

Fadenfest 4/10/15

Fadenfest
Friday, 04/10/2015 – 04/11/2015 08:00 pm – 03:00 am
received_m_mid_1425420096495_15f2b3651155430163_0LMNT
59 NW 36 St.,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: Presale 12.00/17.00 Door 20.00

Trick Daddy Shows Love For The 305 By Headlining Local Music Festival

FADENFEST is an annual celebration that brings together people of all walks of life for music, food, drinks, and mayhem.

TRICK DADDY (mtv.com/artists/trick-daddy)
OTTO VON SCHIRACH (ottovonschirach.com)
NUNHEX (nunhex.bandcamp.com)
X3SR (x3sr.bandcamp.com)
SANDRATZ (sandratzzz.bandcamp.com)
THE GUN HOES (thegunhoes.bandcamp.com)
ORANGE FLIGHT (orangeflight.bandcamp.com)
GUILTY CONSCIENCE (Guiltcon.bandcamp.com)
JACUZZI FUZZ (jacuzzifuzz.bandcamp.com)

DJs:
NIGHTVISION
DEUS BACH
TWRK4DABZ

Food and Drinks provided by Bistro @ LMNT

LMNT STUDIOS
59 NW 36th St.
Miami, Florida 33127
18+
8 PM Doors/ $12 Pre-Sales/$20 Door

Instagram: @fadenfestofficial
Email: [email protected]
No refunds or exchanges. Ticket holders arrive early as you must be admitted by 10:00pm to guarantee ticket.

Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale 4/11/15 – 4/12/15

Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale
Saturday, 04/11/2015 – 04/12/2015 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
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10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65+, $12 for ages 6-17; Free for Fairchild members and ages 5 and under

Spring has arrived, and with it comes an abundance of new blooms and edible plants.

Gardening demos by Fairchild horticulturists and local experts will teach you how to improve your edible garden or establish a new one. The garden marketplace is a great place to find locally-grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs perfect for preparing the delicious dishes debuted at the chef-led cooking demos sponsored by Whole Foods Market. To sample crisp and refreshing brews, stop by the Beer Tasting Garden presented by New Belgium Brewing. The Spring Garden Tea in the Baobab Courtyard offers a relaxing tea service with sweets and savories. Enjoy live music while grabbing a bite to eat.

The 36th Annual Spring Plant Sale features a spectacular array of both native and exotic plants grown by Fairchild horticulturists and local plant vendors, who will be on hand to answer any questions. Some of this year’s plants include sweet almond bush, annatto, wild sage, Bailey palms, and pineland croton.

Dale Chihuly’s most comprehensive garden exhibition is on view until May 31. See the large-scale sculptures installed throughout many of the Garden exhibits, including the lush Rainforest, sprawling Palm Collection, picturesque Bailey Palm Glade Vista, and the Wings of the Tropics exhibit.

Deering Seafood Festival Is A Great Catch 3/29/15

Deering Seafood Festival Is A Great Catch
Sunday, 03/29/2015 – 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
IMG_0560-Damian-LRDeering Estate at Cutler
16701 SW 72 Avenue,
Palmetto Bay, Florida 33157
Webpage Link
Cost:

A Bahamian Junkanoo musical parade, stilt-walkers and a steel drum band create an island-vibe at this all-day celebration. Specialty restaurants serve delectable fish and seafood dishes, and south Florida celebrity chefs Dean Max, Cindy Hutson, Paula DaSilva, Damian Gilchrist and Todd Erickson host cooking demos. Save time for a pontoon boat ride, nature hikes, tours of the historic homes and a stroll around Artists’ Lane. On the main stage, Caribbean Crew, Fourth Dimension Reggae and Mr. Nice Guy bands provide on-going entertainment. Kids can have unlimited fun in the Lil’ Shrimp Kids Zone and can become junior scientists with hands-on activities in the Deering Discovery Cove. Proceeds from the Deering Seafood Festival benefit the Deering Estate Foundation for preservation, educational programs and restoration of the historic Estate.

Ranch Sorting Horseback Riding at Youth Fair 3/22/15

Ranch Sorting Horseback Riding at Youth Fair
Sunday, 03/22/2015 – 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Miami-Dade County Youth Fair
10901 Coral Way,
miami, Florida 33165
Webpage Link
Cost:

Ranch sorting, the No. 1 national sport in horseback riding, will appear for the first time in South Florida as a competitive event with the Ranch Sorting 2015 Jackpot Championship at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 22, at The Youth Fair. The sport is sanctioned by the Ranch Sorting National Championships (RSNC) and is guided by the rules and judges from the RSN, which has 19,000 members strong. Ranch sorting evolved from the common ranch work of separating cattle into pens for branding, doctoring and transport. The sport is a timed event in which the team that sorts the most cattle within 60 seconds wins.

Photographs of The Record Man World Premiere at the Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival on 3/10/15

The Record Man World Premiere at the Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

Before there was a music business there was Henry Stone, who shaped and catapulted the sound of 1970s Miami into the mainstream with his unique hit-breaking label TK Records and affiliates. Stone started out in the music distribution business which led him to establish his own independent music label which he ran from a warehouse in Hialeah.

TK Record’s first big international hit was George McCrae’s Rock Your Baby in 1974, one of the songs credited to starting the disco revolution. The hits kept coming and by the end of the 1970s the label had several #1 songs in the Billboard Top 100 chart like Get Down Tonight and That’s The Way (I Like It) by KC and the Sunshine Band and Anita Ward’s Ring My Bell. Not long after the disco era was over TK Records went bankrupt, but Stone still had one last piece to add to the Miami music sound puzzle when he helped release what would become the first million seller freestyle hit record Fascinated by Company B and the rest is legit Miami music history.– Andres Castillo

Directed BY Mark Moormann
Country: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 109min
Production Year: 2015
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award, Florida Focus

Mark Moormann is a Florida-based director, director of photography and producer. His documentary films include the Grammy-nominated Tom Dowd & the Language of Music, which world premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and also played 2003 Miami International Film Festival; and For Once In My Life (2010), an Audience Award winner at SXSW and Best Music Documentary winner at 2010 International Documentary Association awards.

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2015 St Patrick’s Weekend at Florida Renaissance Festival 3/14/15

2015 St Patrick’s Weekend at Florida Renaissance Festival
Saturday, 03/14/2015 – 03/15/2015 10:00 am –
St-Patricks-Day-Weekend-Bob-CarlsonQuiet Waters Park
401 South Powerline Rd,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
Webpage Link
Cost:

Kilts & Colleens – St Patrick’s Weekend – March 14 and 15 – Celebrate the luck and culture of the Irish, the Scottish and the Celtic traditions of the North Seas! Grab your kilt and get your Celt on! Show your Celtic pride!

MMW 2015: MAKJ & Friends 3/25/15

MMW 2015: MAKJ & Friends
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 – 11:00 pm –
E11EVEN_MMW_640_3E11EVEN MIAMI
29 NE 11th St.,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost:

MAKJ & Friends
Joe Ghost, Kennedy Jones, Danny Avila, Stafford Brothers, Waka Flocka Flame, Slander, BYNON, Max Styler, AM75, Zeus

Purchase Tickets & Tables: bit.ly/11-MMW

Operating as Miami’s only 24-hour nightclub, show club, dayclub, and after-hours experience, E11EVEN MIAMI boasts 20,000 SF featuring 600 SF of LED video walls, intelligent lighting and the newest “Funktion-One” Resolution 6 sound system. Live DJs, stunning entertainment and theatrical performances in an alluring environment make for the ultimate 24/7 venue located in the heart of downtown.

The complex also includes E11EVEN MIAMI Rooftop, a 4,700-SF open-air venue with a state-of-the-art retractable roof and band shell that plays host to weekly live entertainment and DJs. An impressive 16ft x 10ft LED screen, communal tables and comfortable sofa seating make E11EVEN MIAMI Rooftop the most coveted after-hours spot in downtown.

Ultra Music Festival 2015 3/27/15 – 3/29/15

Ultra Music Festival
ultra2015March 27-29, 2015
Bayfront Park
Downtown Miami
18+ event
Website
General Admission $449.95
VIP tickets: $1,149.95
These prices include taxes and fees though a nominal shipping surcharge will be added.
Tickets

Having announced its colossal Phase One lineup back in January 2015, the World’s Premier Electronic Music Festival now unveils the second wave of talent set to perform at the seventeenth annual edition of Ultra Music Festival over Miami Music Week this March.

Receiving the biggest boost for Phase Two is Ultra Music Festival’s now-legendary Live Stage, which will be playing host to some of the most exciting live performers in the world from March 27-29, 2015. Gracing the Live Stage, and joining an already eye-watering batch of Phase One acts set to rock the iconic Klipsch Amphitheatre in just a few weeks time, will be phase 2 headliners including instrumental super group Big Gigantic, Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo, masked man of mystery Claptone and Norwegian nu-disco extraordinaire Todd Terje, who will be making his long awaited Ultra debut!

Recently formed project Get Real (aka Chicago House legend Green Velvet and Dirtybird head honcho Claude Von Stroke) will be headlining Ultra’s newly conceived Resistance Stage on Saturday March 28, as two of the biggest names in house music make their collaborative worldwide festival debut and prepare to send the vast wave of Ultranauts joining this year’s Resistance into a tech infused frenzy.

Additionally, and in a big move for the South Florida festival giant, techno kingpin and phase 2 headliner Seth Troxler is now confirmed to perform in the mighty Carl Cox & Friends Megastructure on Saturday 28, while the mammoth Ultra Worldwide stage prepares to welcome the return of another phase 2 headliner and Ultra firm favorite, Boys Noize and Miami local Cedric Gervais.

Ultra Music Festival will also be welcoming an official OWSLA stage for the very first time this year, led by some of the biggest names in bass, including Wiwek, Salva, Jack Beats, AC Slater and many more. Space Ibiza (named DJ Mag’s #1 club in the world for 2014) will be making its return for the fourth consecutive year to Ultra on Sunday 29, alongside Armin Van Buuren’s globally famed ASOT arena, which will be seeing off proceedings in the Megastructure for a finale to remember, while Stage 7 sees a total trance makeover on Saturday, with the likes of Orjan Nilsen, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Solarstone, Jochen Miller, Sied Van Riel and many more all now confirmed.

As if this weren’t enough, adding to the already huge first wave of talent set to grace this year’s newly designed Main Stage will be Las Vegas based progressive house pioneer 3LAU, Swedish super duo Cazzette, trance icon Dash Berlin and the man behind one of the biggest records of this year, which was used in as the official soundtrack to the Ultra Miami Phase One Trailer (Treasured Soul), Michael Calfan.

The full lineup to date, including a huge selection of additional supporting talent, is available here. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

Ultra Music Festival takes place March 27-29, 2015 during Miami Music Week and is an 18+ event. General Admission tickets for the seventeenth edition of Ultra Music Festival are currently on sale priced at $449.95—$50 less than the 2014 event. VIP tickets are priced at $1,149.95 and for the last two years, sold out instantly after the Phase One Announcement. These prices include taxes and fees though a nominal shipping surcharge will be added.

Luciano & Friends Pool Party 3/25/15

Luciano & Friends Pool Party
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 – 03/25/2015 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
MMW_InstaLucianoSLS Hotel / Hyde Beach
1701 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $55

VIP tickets are still only $80, general admission is just $55!

Featuring the one and only LUCIANO plus (in alphabetical order): Argy, D’Julz, Hash Hendrex, Michel Cleis, Valentino Kanzyani, and secret special guests!

Last year’s party also featured Dyed Soundorom, Daniel Sanchez, and more!

MIAMI MUSIC WEEK
Luciano & Friends Pool Party
SLS Hotel Day Time
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Doors open at 12PM
21 & over event, no exceptions!
(must have ID upon entrance)

Miami Dance Festival 2015 4/4/15 – 5/24/15

Miami Dance Festival
April & May 2015
Various Locations
www.momentumdance.com

April 4 at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach
General Admission $25 in advance, $30 day of show. Students & Seniors $15. Groups of 10 or more $12.
Festival Opening Event
Momentum Dance Company Spring Season Premiere. Guest Artist Dr. Alan Ngim, piano. World Premieres by Artistic Director Delma Iles and dancer Emily Noe, plus Anna Sokolow’s historic Poems of Scriabin, and Not Go Gently, Untitled.

April 14 at 6:00 p.m.
Lecture and Performance by the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company,
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
300 NE Second Avenue
Building 6, 4th floor
Miami, FL 33132
Free Admission.
co-sponsored by Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Department of Arts and Philosophy, titled Art and Legacy/The Power of Art to Transform Lives

April 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Aventura Arts and Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th Street
Aventura
Tickets $25, Preferred tickets $40, VIP Tickets $70, Students with valid ID $12.
Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company Florida Premiere of Interior Designs, a work where art and technology meet to create an unforgettably human experience. The evening also includes Narcoleptic Lovers – Guest choreographer’s Doug Elkins’ electric and, often hilarious, full company work and The Klezmer Sketch in which Dorfman mines the exuberant, yet soulful quality of Klezmer music that inspires her exploration of the Jewish gesture, expression, ritual, character and values.

April 19 at 2:00 PM
13124 West Dixie Highway
North Miami
General Admission $20, Students and Seniors $10.
PAN Choreographers at Work. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, The Dance Now! Ensemble, Tango Axis, Atma Dance, Momentum Dance Company and independent choreographers share the bill in this celebration of dance in South Florida.

April 29 at 6:00 p.m.
Coral Gables Public Library
3443 Segovia Street
Coral Gables
Free Admission
Delma Iles, Rob “Wild Boar” Moore, Ilisa Rosal, Marilyn Skow Artists in Collaboration panel and brief performances.

Miami Dance Festival Family Day
May 9 at 11:00 a.m.
Coral Gables Public Library
3443 Segovia Street
Coral Gables
Free Admission
Children’s Library Series, Part IV. Alice in Wonderland

May 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Branch Library
227 22nd Street
Miami Beach
Free Admission
Miami Beach Children’s Series, Part IV. Alice in Wonderland

May 14 at 7:00 p.m.
St. John’s on the Bay
4945 Pinetree Drive
Miami Beach
Free Admission
Arts at St. John’s On the Lake United Methodist Church, a collaborative improvisational program with Guest Artist J.J. Freire, percussionist.

May 21 at 7:00 p.m.
National Hotel pool deck
1655 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach
Free Admission
An Evening of Water Ballet. Premiere of a new water ballet, plus the showing of Etude.

May 23 & 24 at 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2800 West Flagler Street
Miami
Ticket prices $25-$50, Students and Seniors $12.
Festival Closing Event
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa in the World Premiere of a new Flamenco dance drama by Ilisa Rosal featuring live music and guest artists from Spain.

This Spring, Miami Dance Festival celebrates its 12th anniversary, kicking off Saturday, April 4, 2015 with two performances by Momentum Dance Company at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach. Established by the Founder & Artistic Director of Momentum Dance Company, Delma Iles, the Festival announces this year’s artistic works to be a joint effort of her company and other dance companies such as Carolyn Dorfman Dance from New York City and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa from Miami. Their combined mission is to move and inspire attendees with newly choreographed performances in addition to the classics.

This season’s Festival promises an intriguing selection of dance companies and dance styles including modern dance, water ballet, a family day, a community dance event, as well as panel discussions and a film screening, and, a Festival staple and audience favorite, Flamenco dance. All age groups can participate and many events offer complimentary admission.

Carolyn Dorfman Dance known for its athleticism, dramatic nuance, and musical range, returns to the Festival (they previously performed in 2007) with the Southeastern U.S. premiere of Dorfman’s highly acclaimed Interior Designs, as well as The Klezmer Sketch and Narcoleptic Lovers by Doug Elkins. The company will also give a free lecture/performance at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus titled Art and Legacy/The Power of Art to Transform Lives.

Delma Iles will herself premiere a new work in the Festival’s opening event – Momentum Dance Company’s Spring Season at the Colony Theater: Birds of the Inner Eye. “The works contain a delicate spiritual quality while also managing to be strictly disciplined which resonates with the soul of this Festival,” explains Iles.

The dance will be performed partially in silence and partially to selections of piano works by French composer Olivier Messiaen, a composer Iles has used several times in the past. The pieces will be played live by Guest Artist Dr. Alan Ngim. The program also includes a new work by veteran dancer Emily Noe, who has been with Momentum for five years. This year, she has created a larger scale piece that experiments with partnering and lifts using the entire dance company. Lastly, the program includes Anna Sokolow’s 1985 work, Poems of Scriabin, created especially for Momentum while she was in Miami. The Festival continues with a showing of dances by independent choreographers hosted by PAN, Performing Arts Network, as part of their 20th Anniversary season.

For a rousing finale, the Festival chose the World Premiere of El Padre, a new flamenco dance drama by Miami-based Ballet Flamenco La Rosa founded by Artistic Director, and acclaimed choreographer Ilisa Rosal. Rosal has made an international name for herself by taking flamenco into dramatic narrative using important literary works as a point of departure. El Padre is inspired by August Strindberg’s “The Father.” The performance features live music and guest artists from Spain, and Sweden, the birthplace of the playwright, collaborating to create this groundbreaking new work as part of their 30th Anniversary season. The passion and drama of this classic story, rooted in Nineteenth Century class and gender struggles, unite with Flamenco guitar, singing and dance to create unforgettable theater magic.

Miami Dance Festival is made possible with support from: the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, the Children’s Trust, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the City of Miami Beach and the Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Council, the City of Coral Gables and the Coral Gables Arts Council, Citizens Interested in Arts, WLRN Public Radio, the Miami-Dade County Public Library System, Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus Department of Art and Philosophy, PAN, the Miami Beach Cinematheque, the National Hotel.

Youth Fair Announces 2015 Deals & Promotions! 3/6/15

Youth Fair Announces 2015 Deals & Promotions!
Friday, 03/06/2015 – 04/05/2015 07:00 am –
Fair-LogoMiami-Dade County Fair and Exposition
10901 Coral Way,
Miami, Florida 33165
Webpage Link
Cost: Varies

Now in its 64th year, The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition is offering numerous opportunities for the community to enjoy free admission, special discounts and special offers.

NEW FUN PASS! ONE CARD FOR 21 DAYS OF FUN:

· Fairgoers may now purchase the 2015 Youth Fair Fun Card for $25, which admits one guest throughout the duration of the Youth Fair’s 21 days (one entry per day) and includes a free 2015 Souvenir Cup. The Fun Card isvalid for gate admission only and does not include ride tickets.
· The Youth Fair Fun Card is available online at fairexpo.com and at participating Sedano’s Supermarkets. The Youth Fair Fun Card will cost $28 when purchased at the fairgrounds.

EXPRESS ACCESS PASS:

· The Youth Fair offers an Express Access Pass that gives guests faster access to their favorite rides. The Express Access Pass is $15 per person and available for purchase on site only. It will not be sold online and is valid only for the date of purchase. Admission ticket, P*O*P ride card or 22 coupon sheet must be purchased prior to obtaining the Express Access Pass.
OPENING DAY, MARCH 12 – FREE ADMISSION & SPECIAL OFFERS:

▪ $6.00 General Admission ALL DAY. No coupon is necessary! Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer.

▪ Each general admission ticket purchased in advance at any participating Sedano’s Supermarket or online at fairexpo.com gets two guests into the 2015 Youth Fair on Opening Day. Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer.

▪ “SCHOOL SPIRIT UNIFORM DAY” – Students wearing a uniform shirt/blouse with school logo will receive a FREE admission to the 2015 Youth Fair on Opening Day. ID may be required for High School students. Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer.

▪ “The 64th Guest Offer” – In honor of the Youth Fair’s 64 anniversary, the 64th guest at each turnstile (on Opening Day only) will receive 4 FREE admission tickets to come back on a different date to the 2015 Youth Fair. Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer.

FREE ADMISSION:

▪ FREE STUDENT ADMISSION is valid with the FREE student coupon, Mondays through Thursdays except March 16-17 & 30-31 when the fair is not open. Coupons are distributed through Miami-Dade County public, private and charter schools.

▪ BOYS & GIRLS SCOUTS DAY is Wednesday, March 25th. Free admission for Boys & Girls Scouts dressed in uniform. No coupon is required. Must go directly to Front Gate turnstiles.

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS (NON-COUPON):

● GIVE A MEAL, GET A DEAL CANNED FOOD DRIVE – Fairgoers save $4 on 1 admission ticket when they bring 2 cans of food to the designated tent area. A ticket will be provided that is to be presented at any Main Gate Ticket Booth to receive the discount. Offer valid March 13th – April 5th except March 16-17 & 30-31 when the fair is not open. The canned food drive benefits Miami Rescue Mission.

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS (WITH ONLINE COUPON AT FAIREXPO.COM):

● $6 BEFORE 6 P.M. – $6 admission BEFORE 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays except March 16-17 & 30-31 as the fair is not open. Coupons are available at participating Pollo Tropical locations and online. One coupon per guest. Coupon must be presented at Front Gate Ticket Booth. Not valid with other offers. Not valid Opening Day.

● $6 Food Deals BEFORE 6 p.m. at Participating Stands – See listing at www.fairexpo.com. No coupon necessary for food deals. Valid only Mondays through Fridays except March 16-17 & 30-31 as the fair is not open. Not valid with other offers.

● MIAMI-DADE COUNTY EMPLOYEES AND UP TO 3 GUESTS – Each save $4 on admission Mondays through Thursdays with valid Miami-Dade County Employee ID. Coupon must be presented at the ticket booth. One coupon required for up to 4 guests. Coupon must be presented at Front Gate Ticket Booth. Not valid Opening Day or with any other offer. Also, not valid on March 16-17 & 30-31 as the fair is not open.

● MILITARY AND UP TO 3 GUESTS – All active and retired U.S. military personnel with valid Military ID (and up to 3 guests) each save $6 on admission Mondays through Thursdays except March 16-17 & March 30-31 as the fair is not open. Coupon must be presented at the Front Gate Ticket Booth. One coupon required for up to 4 guests. Not valid on Opening Day or with any other offer.

● PUBLIC, CHARTER & PRIVATE SCHOOL TEACHERS AND UP TO 3 GUESTS – All public, charter and private school teachers and up to 3 guests each save $4 on admission Mondays through Thursdays with valid ID. Not valid on March 16-17 & 30-31 as the fair is not open. Coupon must be presented at the Front Gate Ticket Booth. One coupon required for up to 4 guests. Not valid Opening Day or with any other offer.

● MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PTA MEMBERS AND UP TO 3 GUESTS – Each save $4 on admission Mondays Thursdays with a valid PTA Membership card. Not valid on March 16-17 & 30-31 as the fair is not open. Coupon must be presented at Front Gate Ticket Booth. One coupon required for up to 4 guests. Not valid on Opening Day or with any other offer.

● MIAMI-DADE PUBLIC LIBRARY CARDHOLDERS AND UP TO 3 GUESTS – Each save $4 on admission Mondays through Thursdays with a valid Miami-Dade Public Library Card. Not valid on March 16-17 & 30-31 as the fair is not open. Coupon must be presented at the Front Gate Ticket Booth. One coupon required for up to 4 guests. Not valid on Opening Day or with any other offer.

● PARENTS’ DISCOUNT – Parents receive $2 off admission when coupon is presented the Front Gate Ticket Booth. This coupon is attached to the Free Students’ coupon. Offer valid Mondays through Thursdays except March 16-17 & 30-31 as the fair is not open. Not valid Opening Day or with any other offer.

● COCA-COLA NECK RINGER – One FREE admission for one child 12 and under with the purchase of one full price adult ticket. Must present Coca-Cola neck ringer. Offer is valid Mondays through Fridays except March 16-17 & 30-31 as the fair is not open. Not valid on Opening Day or with any other offer. English & Spanish neck ringers available.

● DOMINO’s PIZZA – Fairgoers who purchase one admission ticket at full price will save $4 on a second admission ticket purchased at the same time. This card will be attached to Domino’s pizza boxes. Guests must present card to Front Gate Ticket Both to receive discount. Offer is valid daily March 13th through April 5th except March 16-17 & 30-32 as the fair is not open. Not valid on Opening Day or with any other offer.

● EXIT BOUNCEBACK – $2 off on return visit any day March 13th – April 5th. Not valid on March 16-17 & 30-31 as the fair is not open. Present coupon at Front Gate Ticket Booth. Not valid with any other offer.

ALL DAY, EVERY DAY AT THE YOUTH FAIR:

▪ Guests 65 years of age or better receive FREE admission all 21 days. Guest must provide picture ID.

▪ Youngsters 5 years of age and under receive FREE admission all 21 days.

▪ Parking is always FREE every day, all day.

▪ Concerts, shows and circus are FREE with Youth Fair admission.

“The Youth Fair continues its decades-long tradition of being an incredible family entertainment value each and every day,” said Bob Hohenstein, president and CEO. “We encourage our guests to take advantage of the many special discounts we have easily available on our website, enjoy a day filled with family fun, thrills and entertainment and save money all at the same time.

The Youth Fair runs from March 12 – April 5, 2015, except March 16-17 and 30-31 at Tamiami Park which has been its home for 43 years, located at Coral Way (SW 24th Street) & SW 107th Avenue. Gates open at 3:00 p.m. March 12, 13, 18, 19, April 1 & 2. Gates open at 12 noon all other operating days. Admission is $12 with free admission all day, every operating day for guests 5 years and younger and 65 years and better. Admission is also free all day for active duty and retired military personnel (with valid military ID) on Opening Day, March 12 and each Wednesday. NEW in 2015 is The Youth Fair Fun Card, which allows guests to pay $25 for one admission each operating day, plus includes one free Souvenir Cup. Additional discount offers and coupons are available at www.FairExpo.com. Parking is free every day, all day. The Pay One Price Unlimited Ride Card is $28 weekdays, $35 on weekends.

The Youth Fair offers many amenities for families including stroller and wheelchair rental, lost and found, paved walkways, convenient sitting areas, lush landscaping, restroom and diaper changing facilities and more. Sponsors include Coca-Cola, KIA and Sedano’s Supermarkets. For more information, visit www.FairExpo.com or call (305) 223-7060.

About the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition

The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, known for generations as The Youth Fair, is a private, not-for-profit organization that has donated more than $10 million in scholarships, awards and cash premiums to Miami-Dade students and is dedicated to supporting education and South Florida agriculture. Now in its 64th year, The Youth Fair runs from March 12 – April 5, 2015, except for March 16-17 and 30-31. The 2015 Youth Fair will take place at Tamiami Park, which has been its home for 43 years. For more information, please visit www.fairexpo.com or call (305) 223-7060.

NEW Fun Card For 21 Days of Fun at The Youth Fair! 3/6/15

NEW Fun Card For 21 Days of Fun at The Youth Fair!
Sunday, 03/06/2015 – 04/05/2015 07:00 am –
FUN-CARDMiami-Dade County Fair and Exposition
10901 Coral Way,
Miami, Florida 33165
Webpage Link
Cost: $25.00

Fairgoers may now purchase The 2015 Youth Fair Fun Card for $25, which admits one guest throughout the duration of the Youth Fair’s 21 days (one entry per day) and includes a free 2015 Souvenir Cup. The Youth Fair Fun Card is available online at fairexpo.com and at participating Sedano’s Supermarkets. The Youth Fair will take place March 12 – April 5, 2015 and is open daily, except March 16, 17 and 30, 31. For the first time ever, The Youth Fair will entertain guests for 21 days, instead of 18 days. Now in its 64th year, The Youth Fair attracts nearly 600,000 guests every year. It is ranked the largest fair in Florida and one of the top 35 fairs in North America.

The Fun Card is valid for gate admission only and does not include ride tickets. The souvenir cup must be picked up at any Guest Relations Booth. The Youth Fair Fun Card will cost $28 when purchased at the fairgrounds.

The regular 2015 Youth Fair time prices are $12 one-day admission, $28 P*O*P Unlimited Ride Card weekdays and $35 P*O*P Unlimited Ride Card on weekends. Youngsters 5 and under and seniors 65 years and better will receive free admission every day, all day. There is also free parking every day, all day. For coupons and discounts, visit fairexpo.com.

The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, known for generations as The Youth Fair, is a private, not-for-profit organization that has donated more than $10 million in scholarships, awards and cash premiums to Miami-Dade students and is dedicated to supporting education and South Florida agriculture. Now in its 64th year, The Youth Fair will take place, March 12 – April 5, 2015, except for March 16-17 and 30-31. The 2015 Youth Fair will take place at Tamiami Park, which has been its home for 43 years. For more information, please visit www.fairexpo.com or call (305) 223-7060.