Jackfruit Jubilee 9/13/14

Jackfruit Jubilee
Saturday, 09/13/2014 – 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
SONY DSCFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: $0-25

Fairchild will celebrate one of the most intriguing tropical fruits – the jackfruit. Visitors will learn about its enticing taste, sweet fragrance, how to grow it, and which varieties are the best for South Florida. Many jackfruit varieties are available for sampling.

Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up, $12 for children 6-17, and free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under. Please call 305-667-1651 for more info.

74th Annual Ramble Festival 11/7/14 – 11/9/14

74th Annual Ramble Festival
Friday, 11/07/2014 – 11/09/2014 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
SONY DSCFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: $0-25

The 74th Annual Ramble Festival – a garden tradition – features an array of activities as well as antiques and collectibles, rare books, tropical plants, a green design and furniture show, tea service, and delicious food.

Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up, $12 for children 6-17, and free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under.

Bird Festival at Fairchild 10/4/14 – 10/5/14

Bird Festival at Fairchild
Saturday, 10/04/2014 – 10/05/2014 07:30 am – 04:30 pm
Anhinga-by-Gaby-OrihuelaFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $0-25

The Bird Festival at Fairchild is held in partnership with the Tropical Audubon Society and features bird walks, a photo contest, plant sales, and lectures by James A. Kushlan Keynote Speakers James Currie and Dr. Cagan Sekercioglu.

Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up, $12 for children 6-17, and free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under.

Photographs by Anthony Jordon of Overtown Music and Art Festival on 7/19/14

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon  of Overtown Music and Art Festival on Saturday, July 19, 2014. This was the 4th annual Overtown Music and Arts Festival (formerly named Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival), took place in the heart of the Overtown Business District. The event started at 11am and was free and open to the public. This year had a star-studded line up of musical artists which was headlined by Grammy-nominated Raheem Devaughn. Entertainment also included live performances by Keke Wyatt, Case, Jaguar Wright, Teedra Moses, Deep Fried Funk Band, and Larry Dogg.

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

The 90s Flashback Fest 7/25/14

The 90s Flashback Fest
Friday, 07/25/2014 – 08:00 pm – 03:00 am
flashbackfest-BACK-FOR-PRINTTobacco Road
626 south miami ave,
miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: $10

Brickell Smoke Shop and Vape & Smoke Shop present A DJ Oski Show:
The 90′s Flashback Fest
Friday July 25th, 2014
Tobacco Road • 8pm-3am.

The 90′s was off the chain and we are taking it back to the old school. Come see South Florida’s Original Bands and Artist cover some of the best songs of the 90′s, plus bang out their new originals. It gets better. Come dressed to kill and win $100 Cash in our 90′s Costume Contest. The 4 stage music festival is going down at The World Famous Tobacco Road. “Miami’s Oldest Restaurant, Bar and Cabaret.

Booking Vendors and Sponsors now at flashbackfest@gmail.com or call 305.303.3976

Here are the rules: Each Band/Artists must open and close their set with a song from the 90′s. In between the set you can play original music or keep the 90′s vibe going, but you must open and close with an 90′s song.

The 2014 90′s Flashback All Stars.
@Cocktail Collection Stage:
DJ Junior Diaz – All night

8pm – Darkoustik
(Alice In Chains – Eagle Eye Cherry – Bush – Marilyn Manson – The Cranberries – Goo Goo Dolls – Oasis)
9pm – The Macsters
(Tom Petty – The Lemonheads)
10pm – Immigrant Son
(Alice In Chains – Sound Garden – Stone Temple Pilots – Live
11pm – The Original Jones
(Bone Thugs and Harmony – Beastie Boys – Nirvana)
12am – Morgans Will
( Sound Garden Foo Fighters)
1am – Smitty the Band
(Smashing Pumpkins – Primus)

Brickell Smoke Shop Parking Lot Stage:
DJ Oski – All night
8pm – My Mom
(Nirvana – Mudhoney – Hole)
9pm – Purple?
(Oasis – Green Day – Radio Head – Sound Garden)
10pm – Phantomside
(Alice In Chains – Seal)
11pm – Lynch TheMartyr –
(Tool – White Zombie)
12am – Smells Like Grunge, The Nirvana Tribute
(The Nirvana Tribute)
1am – Bottles Belafonte with DJ Oski Gonzalez
( Snoop Dogg – 2 Pac – Notorious BIG – Dr Dre)

Vape & Smoke Shop #1 Patio Stage:
DJ Neri – All Night
830pm – Scott Becker
( Nirvana – Local H – Better Than Ezra – Collective Soul)
930pm – Above The Skyline
(Santana – Lenny Kravitz)
1030pm – New Vintage
(Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Nirvana)
1130pm – Rite To Bare Arms
( Stone Temple Pilots – Collective Soul)
1230am – Cubita Da Poet
(Notorious BIG – Big Pun)
130am – Köcosanté
(Faith No More – 2 Live Crew)

Main Bar:
Deejay Smooth – All night


Overtown Music and Arts Festival 7/19/14

Overtown Music and Arts Festival
Saturday, 07/19/2014 – 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Overtown-Music-Festival-Black-FlyerOvertown Business District
NW 3rd Avenue between 8th & 11th Street,
Miami, Florida 33136
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Raheem Devaughn to Headline All-Star Line Up at 4th Annual Overtown Music and Arts Festival
Overtown Transforms Into A Cultural Oasis Hub To Celebrate Its Rich Music History
Diverse blend of ingredients to celebrate the Heritage and Culture of Overtown: Art, Music, Entertainment, Youth Zone, Food, Drinks
Presented by Headliner Market Group, the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon

Miami,FL-(June 30, 2014)-The 4th annual Overtown Music and Arts Festival(formerly named Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival), will take place in the heart of the Overtown Business District, NW 3rd Avenue between 9th & 11th Streets on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The event starts at 11am and is free and open to the public. The event has attracted thousands of attendees over the past three years and plans to widen visitor demographics with its star-studded line up of musical artists headlined by Grammy-nominated Raheem Devaughn. Entertainment also includes live performances by Keke Wyatt(TVOne R&B Divas, Case, Jaguar Wright, Teedra Moses, Sebastian Mikael, Deep Fried Funk Band, and Larry Dogg.

Once known as “Miami’s Little Broadway”, Overtown previously hosted music greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Aretha Franklin. In the past, the city was frequently visited by international guests seeking to enjoy the unique food, music and entertainment the “Colored Town” offered. Artistic and cultural celebrations allow a community to begin to understand the historic, cultural, economic, and social context of a community — an essential foundation for developing and enhancing sense of place. The Overtown Music and Arts Festival presents an opportunity to celebrate the rich heritage that the Overtown community provides to the landscape of South Florida.

“I would like to encourage everyone to join me at the 4th Annual Overtown Music and Art Festival. The CRA and the City of Miami have worked tirelessly to make this a most exciting and enjoyable celebration,” states Commissioner Keon Hardemon, City of Miami, District 5.

“The Southeast Overtown /Park West Community Redevelopment Agency is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Overtown Music & Arts Festival,” said Clarence Woods, Executive Director of the SEOPW CRA, “This year’s festival line-up aligns with our agency’s objectives to boost economic development and introduce new comers to the area. Our goal is to provide positive revenue and exposure to local businesses and non-profit organizations here in Overtown.”

The event will also include a Youth Zone presented by Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success (T.E.E.S) incorporating an educational health & wellness-component and fun fitness activities for toddlers to teens. HistoryMiami will curate youth arts & crafts activities related to “Urban Arts” as well as music inspired activities.

Another highlight includes the Mavericks Tonsorial Parlor being transformed into a visual art exhibition showcasing the works of famed video director, Gil Green. Green’s “One More Jig” examines the frustrations felt by black actors relating to the negative portrayal and stereotypes in video, film and television. The art exhibit will also explore how images in pop culture form impressions on future generations http://vimeo.com/48555827

Non-profit agencies involved in the event include: Animal Adoption by the Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department and the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. Florida Department of Health will be on-site conducting HIV Testing. The Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles will be at the festival giving free license renewals and ID’s for kids.

Sponsors include: City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Southeast Overtown/Park West CRA, Miami -Dade Economic Advocacy Trust, AMC Theaters, Comcast, T.E.E.S, House of Wings.

Visit www.overtownmusicartsfestival.com

or follow on Facebook and Instagram @overtownmusicartsfestival to stay updated on the event.

Vendors and sponsorship information please call Nikki Kancey at 786.529.4586.

Florida Supercon 2014 7/3/14-7/6/14

Florida Supercon
Thursday, July 3: 12:00pm – 12:00am (Exhibition Room: 12:00pm – 8:00pm)
Friday, July 4: 10:00am – 12:00am (Exhibition Room: 10:00am – 7:30pm)
Saturday, July 5: 10:00am – 1:00am (Exhibition Room: 10:00am – 7:30pm)
Sunday, July 6: 10:00am – 10:00pm (Exhibition Room: 10:00am – 6:30pm)
superconMiami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Florida Supercon is July 3-6, 2014 at our New Home, the Miami Beach Convention Center. The Largest Comic Con and Geek Event in South Florida features hundreds of comic book, film, television, cosplay, entertainment, and anime guests.

Advance ticket holders don’t have to wait on the long box office lines outside. With your advance ticket you can check in with our pre-registration team in the middle lobby of the Miami Beach Convention Center. We will have a massive team of registration staff to get you processed as quickly as possible and get you right into the show!

Just some of the over 250 guests scheduled to appear include: Jason Momoa – Game of Thrones (Khal Drago), Manu Bennett – Arrow (Slade “Deathstroke” Wilson), Spartacus (Crixus), Liam McIntyre – Spartacus (Spartacus), Nichelle Nichols – Star Trek (Uhura), Brian O’Halloran – Clerks (Dante Hicks), Jerry “The King” Lawler – WWE Wrestling Superstar, Bill Farmer – The voice of Goofy and Pluto, Caroll Spinney – Sesame Street (Big Bird), Dan Harmon – Creator of NBC’s Community, Ernie Hudson – Ghostbusters (Winston Zeddmore), Neal Adams – Legendary Artist of Batman, Superman, The Avengers, Steve McNiven – Superstar Marvel Comics Artist of Spider-Man, The Avengers, Wolverine, Esmé Bianco – Game of Thrones (Ros), and José Luis Garcia-Lopez – The Definitive Artist of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman in the 1970’s and 1980’s

A very special reunion of stars from Spartacus w/ Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), Manu Bennett (Crixus), Stephen Dunlevy (The Egyptian), Daniel Feuerriegel (Agron), Ellen Hollman (Saxa), Anna Hutchison (Laeta), Katrina Law (Mira), and Nick Tarabay (Ashur).

The stars of CW’s Arrow w/ Manu Bennett (Slade “Deathstroke” Wilson), Katrina Law (Nyssa Al Ghul), Celina Jade (Shado), and David Nykl (The KGBeast).

The stars of the new hit anime Attack on Titan w/ Ashly Burch, David Matranga, Trina Nishimura, and Josh Grelle.

Top Writers and Artists from the Comic Book industry such as Denny O’Neil (Legendary writer of Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow), George Perez (Legendary Artist of Superman, Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, The Avengers), Nick Bradshaw (Artist of X-Men, Wolverine), John Tyler Christopher (Artist of Spider-Man, Avengers), Peter David (Writer of The Hulk, Spider-Man, X-Factor), Jose Delbo (The Transformers, Wonder Woman), Ramona Fradon (Aquaman, Plastic Man, Super Friends), Jeremy Haun (Batwoman), Bob Layton (Iron Man), Kevin Maguire (Justice League), Al Milgrom (Legendary artist of The Avengers, Spider-Man, The Hulk), Clay Mann (X-Men), Brad Walker (Artist of Superman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Green Lantern) and many more! Plus, representatives from publishers such as Marvel Comics, Zenescope Entertainment, and Valiant Comics.

More stars of film and television, including Dino Stamatopolous (Community, Morel Orel, Frankenhole), Scott Adsit (30 Rock, Morel Orel, Frankenhole), Candace Bailey (Attack of the Show), Ming Chen (The Comic Book Men), Bryan Johnson (The Comic Book Men), William Katt (The Greatest American Hero), Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger, Troma Films), Deep Roy (East Bound and Down, Star Trek, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and Taimak (The Last Dragon).

More stars of Animation and Anime, including Rodger Bumpass (Spongebob Squarepants, Invader Zim), William Salyers (The Regular Show), Courtenay Taylor (The Regular Show), Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim), Rikki Simons (Invader Zim), Brittany Karbowski (Soul Eater, Full Metal Alchemist), Brina Palencia (One Piece, Spice and Wolf), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Venture Brothers), Jerry Jewell (Fruits Basket, Case Closed, Fullmetal Alchemist), and Monica Rial (Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, Michiko and Hatchin, High School of the Dead, Soul Eater).

A huge reunion of stars from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers w/ Austin St. John (Jason the Red Ranger), Walter Jones (Zack Taylor the Black Ranger), David Yost (Billy Cranston the Blue Ranger), Karan Ashley (Aisha the Yellow Ranger), Najee De-Tiege (Blue Ranger), Jason Faunt (Red Ranger), Anna Hutchison (Yellow Ranger), Brandon Jay McLaren (Red Ranger), Nakia Burrise (Tanya the Yellow Ranger), Catherine Sutherland (Pink Ranger), and Richard Horvitz (Alpha 5).

Wrestling Legends such as Jerry “The King” Lawler, Ted Dibiase, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Shane “Hurricane” Helms, Scott Steiner, and Kevin Nash.

Some of the highlight events include Q&A’s with each of our guests, the FSC Costume Competition (with over $5,000 in cash and prizes), Florida Super Championship Wresting, The Super Geek Film Festival (featuring 40 brand new films), the FSC Masquerade Costume and Performance Competition ($1,000 Grand Prize), FSC Masquerade Ball – An Evening at the End of Time and Space (Dr. Who themed), Video Game Industry Workshops, VIP parties, Writer workshops and much, much more!

The FSC Interactive Video Game Department will feature over a dozen Video Game companies on the show floor including Gazillion Entertainment (Marvel Heroes 2015), Dead Man Walking Studios, Dennaton Games, Nuclei3D, Galaxy Trail, Pixel Jam, Yacht Club Games, Disco Pixel, Ustwo, and Tale of Game’s Studio. There will be hundreds of Video Game set ups including PC Gaming (courtesy of Alienware and Origin PC), Console Gaming (X-Box, PS3, Wii, etc…), and Classic Arcade and Pinball Machines (courtesy of APE Arcade and Pinball Expo). Artists and Writers from League of Legends and Saints Row 4 will be in attendance as well.


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