The Second Annual Fort Lauderdale Pirate Festival Sails Into Esplanade Park 4/20/19

The Second Annual Fort Lauderdale Pirate Festival Sails Into Esplanade Park
Saturday, 04/20/2019 – 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Esplanade Park
400 SW 2nd St,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Website
Cost: Free

The annual swashbuckling good time, the Fort Lauderdale Pirate Festival on the New River in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, is sailing back into town! Presented this year by The Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale in partnership with Bobby Rodriguez, producer of the world-renowned Florida Renaissance Festival, along with The City of Fort Lauderdale, Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, and Yellow Cab of Broward County, the festival takes place on April 20, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Batten down the hatches and prepare to have all hands on deck for a great time!

This extraordinary one-day free event will feature a competitive Pirate Themed Raft Race, Kayak Race, and Paddle Board Race, Live Entertainment, Pirate Encampments, Beer Garden, Food Vendors, Arts & Crafts Vendors, Dunk Tank, LIVE Canon Demonstrations, & a LIVE Mermaid for photos.

Children’s Area with climb aboard Pirate Ship, Black Beard Pirate Shows, Pirate Face Painting, Pirate Ship Bounce & Slide, Climbing Wall, Pony Rides, Games and fun for all ages. Plenty of contests including best dressed pirates of all ages.

Corporate teams, Schools and Organizations will compete in the raft race for fun prizes with all net proceeds directly benefiting the Fort Lauderdale Rotary 1090 Foundation (501c3) which provides college and vocational scholarships for deserving local High School Seniors and funding for various community service projects.

FREE Admission. Complimentary Raft Registration. Produced by the Florida Renaissance Festival. Sponsored by Yellow Cab of Broward featuring their new RideYellow APP, use Promo code: FREERIDE19.

Contact the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale today for our excellent participation and sponsorship opportunities.

For additional information, please visit ftlpiratefest.com or contact us at the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale (954) 424-0731.

Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Final Weekend: “Harry Potter’s A Magical Finale!” 3/23/19, 3/24/19

Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Final Weekend: “Harry Potter’s A Magical Finale!”
Saturday, 03/23/2019 – 03/24/2019 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Quiet Waters Park
401 South Powerline Rd,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
Website
Cost: 12-106

“Harry Potter’s A Magical Finale” – March 23rd and 24th – Expecto Patronum! Bring on your baddest Patronus and chase away pesky dementors during this final themed weekend! Only the most magical witches and wizards in the village can conquer, he who should not be mentioned! Wingardium Leviosa your butt off the couch as you won’t want to miss out on the most magical weekend. Muggles are welcome!

For the fourth year in a row, the timeless Florida Renaissance Festival will offer SEVEN jam-packed themed weekends to ring in its 27th season. This fantastical journey will allow attendees to be transported back into 16th-century Europe. Greeted by jesters, jugglers and jousting knights upon entering the gates, sweet melodies can be heard from every corner of the kingdom. It’s a full day of entertainment where the entire family can marvel at fan favorite acts and performances that include immersive and interactive, real audience-participation scenarios. Join in on the fun with human powered rides, artisan craft shops and enough food & drink for a royal family feast!

The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike. The sponsors of the 2019 Florida Renaissance Festival include Comcast, Sapporo, Barrel of Monks, Unibroue, Pepsi-Cola and Funky Buddha Brewery.

Prices range from $25 for adults and $12 for children ages 6 to 11 years of age. Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $106 (adults), $59 (children) and group ticket rates are also offered.

While costumes are not necessary for admittance, thousands of people each year enhance their experience by donning garb from the Renaissance era or participating in one of the festival’s special themed weekends.

For tickets and more information visit: ren-fest.com; Find us on Facebook or follow @FlaRenFest on Twitter and Instagram. Download our festival mobile app by searching Florida Renaissance Festival in the Apple iTunes store or Android market. If you prefer the historical method, call 954-776-1642

SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 12 – SWAN Day Miami 3/23/19

SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 12 – SWAN Day Miami
Saturday, 03/23/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd.,
MIAMI, Florida 33138
Website
Cost: Free

Spoken Soul Festival 2019 main event SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol 12 Celebrates Women Artists in Honor of SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now)
Spoken Soul Festival is celebrating an equally simple and complicated concept: the word. SSF 12’s theme, #WordIsBond, explores how in the digital age words have no boundaries and comments on how because of this, words are more powerful than ever before in our history. The open admission showcase will experience the rich cultural diaspora that they have come to expect from the SSF’s signature event: women dancers, poets, visual artists, vocalists, and a female DJ, all representing different cultures and unique voices. This year’s theme, #WordIsBond, will take center stage, weaving in, out and in between dancers’ limbs, peeking out from visual works, and swirling through the air in sync with live musical notes.

Yue Sorority 3/7/19

Yue Sorority
Sunday, 03/07/2019 – 03/14/2019 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Yue sorority
NE 59 th Terrace,
MIAMI, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free

You wanna know more about our plasti choregraphy project? Women come and join us to have fun and dance around a wonderfull project in Miami!!

Indie Pasion 3/4/19

Indie Pasion
Thursday, 04/04/2019 – 08:00 pm –
Silverspot Cinema
300 Southeast 3rd Street Suite 100,
Miami, Florida 33131
Website
Cost:

For the 3rd year in a row, top directors and artists from across Latin America, Portugal and Spain are coming together for a top rated indie film festival dedicated to showcasing and enticing dialogue on Ibero-American culture.

The festival has revealed this year’s poster that features one of Miami’s famous sunsets to capture the essence of our city, with a bubble overlay to indicate the artistic nature of film-making.

Scheduled for April 4-7, 2019 in Miami, Florida, the festival is dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of Ibero-American films, promoting dialogue among cultures, and celebrating the art of Ibero-American filmmakers. INDIE PASION also provides audiences the opportunity to watch inspiring films and to interact with guest filmmakers from South Florida and across Ibero-America.

The festival will feature urban, feature and short films, documentaries, narratives and animations that accurately portray the culture of the Ibero-American community, including special recognitions and awards for top directors and concepts. Sergio Cabrera, Colombian Director, will serve as the president of the judges. In addition, the festival will include unaltered access to film directors through panel discussions, Q and A’s, where they will share ideas, insight and experiences.

Movies featured in this year’s festival include, Ay,Mi Madre!; Un Traductor; Soledad, Sofia, Quien te Cantara and El Vampiro Del Lago, amongst others. Many of these films like Ay, Mi Madre! and Sofia will be premiering in the US. Unraveling Athena, a documentary featuring women in tennis, will also be showcased at the Film Festival. A few of the women behind this wonderful documentary will be present at the festival speaking on the competitiveness behind the sport and the courage behind these women.

To learn more about the festival, please click here: http://www.indiepasion.com/Follow updates on the festival and the filmmakers using the #IndiePasion19.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Celts and Highlanders Weekend 3/16/19, 3/17/19

Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Celts and Highlanders Weekend
Saturday, 03/16/2019 – 03/17/2019 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Quiet Waters Park
401 South Powerline Rd,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
Website
Cost: $12-$106

“Celts and Highlanders” – March 16th & 17th – Sing, dance and be merry in your finest kilt whilst bagpipes blare throughout the Shire. Celebrate the Celtic traditions of the Irish, Scots, Cornish and Welsh during this uniquely themed weekend that honors this group of European tribes that existed during the Iron Age through Medieval Times!

For the fourth year in a row, the timeless Florida Renaissance Festival will offer SEVEN jam-packed themed weekends to ring in its 27th season. This fantastical journey will allow attendees to be transported back into 16th-century Europe. Greeted by jesters, jugglers and jousting knights upon entering the gates, sweet melodies can be heard from every corner of the kingdom. It’s a full day of entertainment where the entire family can marvel at fan favorite acts and performances that include immersive and interactive, real audience-participation scenarios. Join in on the fun with human powered rides, artisan craft shops and enough food & drink for a royal family feast!

The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike. The sponsors of the 2019 Florida Renaissance Festival include Comcast, Sapporo, Barrel of Monks, Unibroue, Pepsi-Cola and Funky Buddha Brewery.

Prices range from $25 for adults and $12 for children ages 6 to 11 years of age. Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $106 (adults), $59 (children) and group ticket rates are also offered.

While costumes are not necessary for admittance, thousands of people each year enhance their experience by donning garb from the Renaissance era or participating in one of the festival’s special themed weekends.

For tickets and more information visit: ren-fest.com; Find us on Facebook or follow @FlaRenFest on Twitter and Instagram. Download our festival mobile app by searching Florida Renaissance Festival in the Apple iTunes store or Android market. If you prefer the historical method, call 954-776-1642.

FemAle Brew Fest 3/23/19

FemAle Brew Fest
Saturday, 03/23/2019 – 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Gulfstream Park
901 S Federal Hwy.,
Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009
Website
Cost: $35 – $60

FEMALE BREW FEST® is a craft beer festival for ALL beer lovers (men included) … the festival is not just about serving beers. This beer festival is a platform highlighting and featuring female beer experts and brewsters in the beer industry, offering an opportunity to learn about and taste the different types of beers brewed by them – all while listening to the sounds of our favorite host female DJ La Trice Perry and a growing roster of female solo artists and bands.

Carnaval Rooftop Soiree at 1 Hotel South Beach 3/6/19

Carnaval Rooftop Soiree at 1 Hotel South Beach
Wednesday, 03/06/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
1 Hotel South Beach
2341 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Website
Cost:

Join 1 Hotel South Beach up on the rooftop for a Carnaval celebration featuring Sama dancers, DJ, Veuve Clicquot champagne, and much more.

Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Swashbucklers and Sirens Weekend 3/9/19, 3/10/19

Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Swashbucklers and Sirens Weekend
Saturday, 03/09/2019 – 03/10/2019 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Quiet Waters Parks
401 South Powerline Rd,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
Website
Cost: $12-$106

“Swashbucklers and Sirens” – March 9th – 10th All hands ahoy! Don’t get lost at sea as this themed weekend sees our village stormed by the deadliest pirates, buccaneers and scallywags in all the seven seas. Raise your Jolly Roger and gather a crew to help in unearthing the mysteries and treasures the vast and deadly sea holds. However, anyone not prepared for a “salty” good time will be sent to walk the plank into Davey Jones’ Locker.

For the fourth year in a row, the timeless Florida Renaissance Festival will offer SEVEN jam-packed themed weekends to ring in its 27th season. This fantastical journey will allow attendees to be transported back into 16th-century Europe. Greeted by jesters, jugglers and jousting knights upon entering the gates, sweet melodies can be heard from every corner of the kingdom. It’s a full day of entertainment where the entire family can marvel at fan favorite acts and performances that include immersive and interactive, real audience-participation scenarios. Join in on the fun with human powered rides, artisan craft shops and enough food & drink for a royal family feast!

The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike. The sponsors of the 2019 Florida Renaissance Festival include Comcast, Sapporo, Barrel of Monks, Unibroue, Pepsi-Cola and Funky Buddha Brewery.

Prices range from $25 for adults and $12 for children ages 6 to 11 years of age. Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $106 (adults), $59 (children) and group ticket rates are also offered.

While costumes are not necessary for admittance, thousands of people each year enhance their experience by donning garb from the Renaissance era or participating in one of the festival’s special themed weekends.

For tickets and more information visit: ren-fest.com; Find us on Facebook or follow @FlaRenFest on Twitter and Instagram. Download our festival mobile app by searching Florida Renaissance Festival in the Apple iTunes store or Android market. If you prefer the historical method, call 954-776-1642.

The Tout-Monde Festival 3/13/19

The Tout-Monde Festival
Sunday, 03/13/2019 – 03/17/2019 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Perez Art Museum
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost:

The Tout-Monde Festival is an initiative launched in 2018 by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States of America, in close partnership with the France Florida Foundation for the Arts and French Arts Associates. It is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts festival that creates new opportunities for Caribbean contemporary artists by fostering relations and building long-term partnerships between French Caribbean and other Caribbean artists, academics and cultural institutions in Florida, the United States and the wider Caribbean region.

By doing so, the festival also endeavors to develop the knowledge of future generations about Caribbean culture and to encourage tourism and economic exchange between Florida and the Caribbean. Spanning across all fields — visual and performing arts including music, dance, theatre, film, literature –, the Tout-Monde Festival will present contemporary artistic, cultural and intellectual practices of the greater insular, continental and diasporic Caribbean context.

The Tout-Monde Festival aspires to embody the spirit and philosophy of the “Tout-Monde” – the union of territories, cultures and individuals with multiples roots in one “Whole World” –, a concept introduced by Martinican writer, poet and philosopher Edouard Glissant (1928-2011) in his book Traité du Tout-Monde.

The theme of the 2nd edition, Echo-Natures, aims at deconstructing stereotypes of the Caribbean by exploring the deep characteristics and the essence of the Caribbean through different beings, shapes and environments. Analyzing how these Caribbean Natures, encountered in insular, continental and diasporic contexts, resonate one to another, and with the rest of the world, in reference to the Echo-World of Edouard Glissant.

This edition will take place from March 13 to March 17, 2019 in six key places of Miami art scene: the Koubek Center, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Museum of Art and Design @ MDC, the Wolfsonian-FIU, Little Haiti Cultural Complex, and the Institute of Contemporary Art.

For more information visit: https://www.tout-monde-festival.com/

ST. Paddy’s Brickell Two Day Celebration at Mary Brickell Village 3/16/19,3/17/19

ST. Paddy’s Brickell Two Day Celebration at Mary Brickell Village
Friday, 03/16/2019 – 03/17/2019 02:00 pm – 04:00 am
Shops at Mary Brickell Village
901 South Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33130
Website
Cost: RSVP includes free entry and a shot, but there are also VIP tickets available for purchase.

Make your way to Brickell’s biggest St. Paddy’s event yet. SWARM is bringing the “green” to the heart of Miami, celebrating the right way in Miami’s most elite location. With the Irish Pub VIP, the Get Lucky Room, End of the Rainbow Room and the Forbidden Treasure Room, you will find Green cocktails, endless beer and live DJ’s, with countless memories to be made.
Tickets will start at $30 for a limited time so get them early.

ST. Pat’s Wynwood Two Day Celebration At Wynwood Market Place 3/16/19,3/17/19

ST. Pat’s Wynwood Two Day Celebration At Wynwood Market Place
Saturday, 03/16/2019 – 02/17/2019 12:00 pm – 03:00 am
Wynwood Market Place
2250 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: RSVP includes one free beer and one free shot between 12pm-3pm, but there are also ticket packages available for purchase.

South Florida’s largest St Patrick’s Day celebration returns to Wynwood for the fourth year in a row. Make your way to Wynwood’s ONLY pop-up green beer garden. Let’s face it, we’re all Irish on St. Pat’s day so in honor of that, this festive street party is free and open to the public. Listen to tunes by Wynwood’s finest DJ’s, drink green beer, glare at street art, and party in true art-district style. Food trucks and arts ‘n’ crafts will also be happening, so spread the green charm and get lucky with Wynwood’s finest.

Miami Gras 3/9/19

Miami Gras
Saturday, 03/09/2019 – 02:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Concrete Beach Brewery
325 NW 24th St.,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Combining the rhythm of Caribbean carnaval with the flavors of Mardi Gras, we’re shutting down the block for a massive party to celebrate the release of Miami Gras, a French-style saison infused with wildflower honey. Mark your calendars for March 9th, 2-10 PM!

The 22 Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival 2/22/19, 2/23/19,2/24/19

The 22 Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival
Friday, 02/22/2019 – 02/24/2019 07:00 pm – 11:55 pm
The Lyric Theatre
819 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33136
Buy Tickets
Cost: $20 – $200

If you are in the South Florida area, I would like to invite you to the 22nd Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival.
Friday – jazz & poetry night.
Saturday student workshops (open invite to band directors & music students of all ages)
Sunday – Red Carpet & Festival Concert

Come and join us for a full weekend of Real Jazz, Poetry, Dancing, and Art!

South Florida’s Real Jazz Festival,
Continuing the Legacy of Jazz!

The 22 Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival 2/22/19, 2/23/19,2/24/19

The 22 Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival
Friday, 02/22/2019 – 02/24/2019 07:00 pm – 11:55 pm
Historic Lyric Theater
819 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami,, Florida 33136
Website
Cost: $20 – $200

Brent Charles is performing the Opening Night!

Accompanied by the incredibly, talented musicians and poets, including Doug Emery – Piano, Donald C. Thomas -Drums, Senegal Apostolo – Bass!

Poets: Quick, Analogy, Red Writing Hood, & Elaina Whorley!
Come and join us for a full weekend of Real Jazz, Poetry, Dancing, and Art!
South Florida’s Real Jazz Festival,
Continuing the Legacy of Jazz!

Brent Charles is performing the Opening Night *

Fri. Feb. 22nd with the incredibly talented musicians and poets, including Doug Emery – Piano, Donald C. Thomas -Drums, Senegal Apostolo – Bass!

Poets: Quick, Analogy, Red Writing Hood, & Elaina Whorley!

Gelato Festival America Final: Miami 2019 3/16/19,3/17/19

Gelato Festival America Final: Miami 2019
Saturday, 03/16/2019 – 03/17/2019 03:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Brickell City Centre
700 Brickell Avenue, between 7th & 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33131
Website
Cost: $10 – $30

Gelato Festival America brings frozen desserts and heated competition to Miami! Besides ALL THE GELATO YOU CAN EAT IN ONE DAY, guests enjoy Gelato Festival games and contests. For those who can’t wait to devour the original & artisanal flavors, the Eating Contest is a great way to kickstart the day – and win a free gallon of your favorite gelato! Test your balance in Stack It High by PreGel, the contest to see who can stack the most scoops of gelato. Find out whether you have what it takes to serve gelato with the pros in the Speed Cup Race by ISA. Bring the whole family – there’s always room for more on the Kids Jury, where the youngest gelato lovers score each gelato and choose a favorite.

This is no ordinary Gelato Festival – each contestant has already won the gold medal at a Gelato Festival in America. Only the best Gelato Chefs in America have been invited to present an original flavor in the American Final. The stakes are high and the gelato will decide it all, so every flavor will be AMAZING!

One flavor of gelato and the artisan who prepares it will be selected by a popular vote among guests and the professional opinion of the judging panel as the Miami 2019 American Final Winner! A gold cup made by Paolo Penko the Florentine Goldsmith will signify this lucky chef’s great achievement – and serve as an invitation to compete against the best of the best in the World Wide Final in Italy 2021, the Gelato Festival World Masters.

29th Annual Asian Culture Festival 3/2/19, 3/3/19

29th Annual Asian Culture Festival
Saturday, 03/02/2019 – 03/03/2019 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Fruit & Spice Park
24801 SW 187th Ave,
Homestead, Florida 33031
Website
Cost: $5-$12

THE 29TH ANNUAL ASIAN CULTURE FESTIVAL INVITES SOUTH FLORIDIANS TO DELVE INTO THE SIGHTS, SOUNDS & TASTES OF ASIA

The two-day festival celebrates its 29th year expecting over 15,000 attendees on March 2-3, 2019.

(Miami, FL) February 13, 2019– The Thai-American Association of South Florida together with Miami Dade County Asian-American Advisory Board will offer a day trip to Asia via the 29th Annual Asian Culture Festival. On March 2-3, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. event-goers are invited to visit Fruit & Spice Park located at 24801 SW 187th Ave. Homestead, FL 33031 for what promises to be even bigger and better than last year!

The annual fun-filled family event, the Asian Culture Festival, celebrates the diversity of Asian cultures through an enchanting journey of music and dance, performances, demonstrations, arts, and hand crafts, highlighted by a tasty selection of authentic Far Eastern cuisine. All of the flavors of Asia will be on full display, featuring gastronomical delights from Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Turkey, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Vietnam and more.

The two-day festival will offer a range of entertainment that set to dazzle audiences of all ages with drummers, dancers, musicians, martial artists and others expressing their heritage through shared cultural experiences. Featured performances include Lion Dance, Dragon Boat Racing, The Thai Dance Troupe of Ottawa and Fushu Daiko Japanese Taiko drummers, which will embrace traditions with extravagant costumes, original instruments and dance styles rooted in historical celebrations, that date back over thousands of years.

An array of family-friendly activities will be curated for children, to actively learn about and experience the traditions, contribution, and heritage of Asia. Kids will receive a traveling Passport as they embark on educational adventures visiting each country, where they will learn how to write their name in Chinese, and origami. A children’s playground will boast enjoyable games such as rock climbing, a bounce house fun and more.

Additional unique programs include: Traditional Thai Fruit and Vegetable Carving, Free Ikebana & Japanese Flower Arrangement workshops at the Coral Rock Auditorium. Asian arts, crafts, cultural products and a variety of plants will also be on display and available for purchase.

With the continuous loyalty of the Asian-American community, and Asian-enthusiasts alike, the Asian Culture Festival attracted more than 15,000 visitors last year. The festival seeks to continue bringing together the South Floridian community at large, for years to come; promoting the importance of cultural diversity in building a vibrant, prosperous and healthy community.

The Asian Culture Festival will take place Saturday & Sunday March 2-3, 2019 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM at Preston B. Bird/ Mary Heinlein Redland Fruit & Spice Park, operated by Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, located at: 24801 SW 187th Ave. Homestead, FL 33031.

To purchase tickets, visit: http://www.asianculturefestival.net/
Follow on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/asianculturefestival

For all press inquiries you may reach out to Creativas Group Public Relations (contacts above). Interviews available upon request.
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Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Bodacious Bodices Weekend 3/2/19, 3/3/19

Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Bodacious Bodices Weekend
Saturday, 03/02/2019 – 03/03/2019 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Quiet Waters Park
401 South Powerline Rd,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
Buy Tickets
Cost: $12-$106

“Bodacious Bodices” – March 2nd and 3rd Behind every good man is a wench in the trench. Wenches Weekend celebrates the women of the Renaissance with hourglass curves and firey attitudes who can go toe-to-toe with their male counterparts.

For the fourth year in a row, the timeless Florida Renaissance Festival will offer SEVEN jam-packed themed weekends to ring in its 27th season. This fantastical journey will allow attendees to be transported back into 16th-century Europe. Greeted by jesters, jugglers and jousting knights upon entering the gates, sweet melodies can be heard from every corner of the kingdom. It’s a full day of entertainment where the entire family can marvel at fan favorite acts and performances that include immersive and interactive, real audience-participation scenarios. Join in on the fun with human powered rides, artisan craft shops and enough food & drink for a royal family feast!

The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike. The sponsors of the 2019 Florida Renaissance Festival include Comcast, Sapporo, Barrel of Monks, Unibroue, Pepsi-Cola and Funky Buddha Brewery.

Prices range from $25 for adults and $12 for children ages 6 to 11 years of age. Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $106 (adults), $59 (children) and group ticket rates are also offered.

While costumes are not necessary for admittance, thousands of people each year enhance their experience by donning garb from the Renaissance era or participating in one of the festival’s special themed weekends.

For tickets and more information visit: ren-fest.com; Find us on Facebook or follow @FlaRenFest on Twitter and Instagram. Download our festival mobile app by searching Florida Renaissance Festival in the Apple iTunes store or Android market. If you prefer the historical method, call 954-776-1642.

World Premiere of VANDAL at Miami Film Festival 2019 3/7/19

World Premiere of VANDAL at Miami Film Festival 2019
Thursday, 03/07/2019 – 09:30 pm –
MDC's Tower Theater
1508 SW 8th St,
Miami, Florida 33135
Website
Cost: $13

Nick, better known as “Damage” on the streets of Miami, is the young leader of an infamous graffiti crew that leaves its mark wherever it goes. As they grow larger in fame and number, problems start arising–Nick’s personal life goes on a downward spiral; the illegal nature of his passion is bound to get him in trouble with the authorities, and, on top of that, he has to learn to fend off the local rival crew.

A local production shot in Miami’s neighborhoods of Wynwood, Little Havana and Little Haiti, Vandal takes the very thrilling world of graffiti art and explores the struggle of street artists to keep their art alive as well as the social backlash that goes hand in hand with pursuing their biggest passion. Director Jose Daniel Freixas, a graffiti artist in his own right since the age of 10, puts his firsthand experience in the world of graffiti to good use by highlighting Miami’s gritty streets as well as its multi-cultural heritage to show a city full of color, life and passion.

Miami’s Largest St. Patrick’s Day Festival 3/9/19

Miami’s Largest St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Saturday, 03/09/2019 – 03/09/2019 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Ponce Circle Park
2800 Ponce de Leon Boulevard,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

The St. Patrick’s Day Festival Committee brings Miami-Dade the largest St. Patrick’s Festival on Saturday, March 9th from noon to 6 pm at Ponce Circle Park (2800 Ponce de Leon Boulevard) in Coral Gables with bagpipers, Irish dancers, Irish food, a variety of crafts, a giant slide and loads of fun. It is free and open to the public. Wide Awake, A U2 Tribute Band will headline a long line-up of entertainment.

Miamians of all ages will enjoy this daytime festival that offers something for everyone. Come hungry because there is lots of food—Irish and otherwise—as well as many different crafts and of course plenty of beverages to round out the day. For families with children, they can enjoy the giant slide, bounce house, rock climbing wall and merry-go-round for free.

For more information, call 305-596-9995 or e-mail stpatrickssf@gmail.com.

Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Viking Invasion Weekend 2/23/19, 2/24/19

Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Viking Invasion Weekend
Saturday, 02/23/2019 – 02/24/2019 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Quiet Waters Park
401 South Powerline Rd,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
Website
Cost: $12-$106

“Viking Invasion” – February 23rd and 24th – Coming from the harsh wastelands of the North, only the strongest and most courageous warriors will survive through this weekend. Fellow Scandinavian brothers and sisters will show little to no fear and enter into any skirmishes with their battleaxes in hand, all while geared in full leather and fur during this epic weekend. Onward to Valhalla!

For the fourth year in a row, the timeless Florida Renaissance Festival will offer SEVEN jam-packed themed weekends to ring in its 27th season. This fantastical journey will allow attendees to be transported back into 16th-century Europe. Greeted by jesters, jugglers and jousting knights upon entering the gates, sweet melodies can be heard from every corner of the kingdom. It’s a full day of entertainment where the entire family can marvel at fan favorite acts and performances that include immersive and interactive, real audience-participation scenarios. Join in on the fun with human powered rides, artisan craft shops and enough food & drink for a royal family feast!

The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike. The sponsors of the 2019 Florida Renaissance Festival include Comcast, Sapporo, Barrel of Monks, Unibroue, Pepsi-Cola and Funky Buddha Brewery.

Prices range from $25 for adults and $12 for children ages 6 to 11 years of age. Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $106 (adults), $59 (children) and group ticket rates are also offered.

While costumes are not necessary for admittance, thousands of people each year enhance their experience by donning garb from the Renaissance era or participating in one of the festival’s special themed weekends.

For tickets and more information visit: ren-fest.com; Find us on Facebook or follow @FlaRenFest on Twitter and Instagram. Download our festival mobile app by searching Florida Renaissance Festival in the Apple iTunes store or Android market. If you prefer the historical method, call 954-776-1642.

Mad Hatter Arts Festival with Artisan and Vintage Market Place 3/16/19, 3/17/19


Mad Hatter Arts Festival with Artisan and Vintage Market Place

Saturday, 03/16/2019 – 03/17/2019 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Barnacle Historic State Park and Main Highway
3485 Main Highway,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Cost: Free with $2 Park Entrance Movie Sat. evening $5 for ages 12-adult $4 ages 6-12 $3 ages 2-5

The Mad Hatter is well-loved 2 day Family event featuring original Art, Artisans with handmade items, Vintage Vendors, Live Music, Down the Rabbit Hole Beer Garden, Children’s Tea Party with Alice, Food Vendors, Tours of the Historic House, Contests and more. On Saturday evening at 8 PM we drop the large screen from The Barnacle Historic House and show the original Disney Classic Alice in Wonderland movie – so grab a picnic and a blanket and enjoy the movie under the stars. madhatterartsfestival@yahoo.com and Facebook @madhatterartsfestival

Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Opening Weekend: “Game of Thrones Adventure!” 2/9/19, 2/10/19


Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Opening Weekend: “Game of Thrones Adventure!”

Saturday, 02/09/2019 – 02/10/2019 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Quiet Waters Park
401 South Powerline Rd,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
Website
Cost: $12-$106

Game of Thrones Adventure – February 9th – 10th – The night is dark and full of terrors. Dress in your favorite Westeros and Essos gear and lead your armies into victory for the greatest weekend in all the 7 Kingdoms! Winter is coming. Intrigue and betrayal, power and mystery, royalty and adventure, creatures great and fierce like dragons and wolves, and mystic forces that wait beyond the Gates of the Kingdom. Come share the adventure with us as we wonder if an eternal winter will come to the Village of Kegsworthy!

For the fourth year in a row, the timeless Florida Renaissance Festival will offer SEVEN jam-packed themed weekends to ring in its 27th season. This fantastical journey will allow attendees to be transported back into 16th-century Europe. Greeted by jesters, jugglers and jousting knights upon entering the gates, sweet melodies can be heard from every corner of the kingdom. It’s a full day of entertainment where the entire family can marvel at fan favorite acts and performances that include immersive and interactive, real audience-participation scenarios. Join in on the fun with human powered rides, artisan craft shops and enough food & drink for a royal family feast!

The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike. The sponsors of the 2019 Florida Renaissance Festival include Comcast, Sapporo, Barrel of Monks, Unibroue, Pepsi-Cola and Funky Buddha Brewery.

Prices range from $25 for adults and $12 for children ages 6 to 11 years of age. Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $106 (adults), $59 (children) and group ticket rates are also offered.

While costumes are not necessary for admittance, thousands of people each year enhance their experience by donning garb from the Renaissance era or participating in one of the festival’s special themed weekends.

For tickets and more information visit: ren-fest.com; Find us on Facebook or follow @FlaRenFest on Twitter and Instagram. Download our festival mobile app by searching Florida Renaissance Festival in the Apple iTunes store or Android market. If you prefer the historical method, call 954-776-1642.

Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Time Travelers Weekend 2/16/19, 2/17/19

Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Time Travelers Weekend
Saturday, 02/16/2019 – 02/17/2019 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Quiet Waters Park
401 South Powerline Rd,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
Website
Cost: 12-106

“Time Travelers” – February 16th – 18th – Kick this weekend into high “gear” as you travel back to the early nineteenth century, a time of British Victorian fashion, the American Wild West, and steam-powered machinery. Dedicated to adventurers across the centuries, board your favorite form of fantastical transportation, be it a submarine or steampowered hot air balloon. Break out those top hats, goggles, corsets, petticoats, compass bracers, and monocles and join in on a “Steampunkin'” good time. Open on President’s Day, Monday February 18th!

For the fourth year in a row, the timeless Florida Renaissance Festival will offer SEVEN jam-packed themed weekends to ring in its 27th season. This fantastical journey will allow attendees to be transported back into 16th-century Europe. Greeted by jesters, jugglers and jousting knights upon entering the gates, sweet melodies can be heard from every corner of the kingdom. It’s a full day of entertainment where the entire family can marvel at fan favorite acts and performances that include immersive and interactive, real audience-participation scenarios. Join in on the fun with human powered rides, artisan craft shops and enough food & drink for a royal family feast!

The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike. The sponsors of the 2019 Florida Renaissance Festival include Comcast, Sapporo, Barrel of Monks, Unibroue, Pepsi-Cola and Funky Buddha Brewery.

Prices range from $25 for adults and $12 for children ages 6 to 11 years of age. Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $106 (adults), $59 (children) and group ticket rates are also offered.

While costumes are not necessary for admittance, thousands of people each year enhance their experience by donning garb from the Renaissance era or participating in one of the festival’s special themed weekends.

For tickets and more information visit: ren-fest.com; Find us on Facebook or follow @FlaRenFest on Twitter and Instagram. Download our festival mobile app by searching Florida Renaissance Festival in the Apple iTunes store or Android market. If you prefer the historical method, call 954-776-1642.

Sola Rum Food and Wine Festival 2/17/19

Sola Rum Food and Wine Festival
Sunday, 02/17/2019 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 Northwest 11th Place,
Lauderhill, Florida 33311
Website
Cost: $45 – $100

SoLa Rum, Food, & Wine Festival showcases wine, rum and food pairings in a beautiful outdoor environment located in the center of it all. The Festival highlights the soul of Broward County: live entertainment, multicultural food, chef demonstrations. samples of wines and Caribbean & Latin rums.

Experience the SOUL OF SOLA.

Entertainment Lineup: (More artists to be announced)
DeAndre Brackensick (R&B artist, American Idol Finalist)
April RaQuel & Kouture Funk

Wynwood Life Returns for 2019 1/25/19, 1/26/19, 1/27/19

Wynwood Life Returns for 2019
Friday, 01/25/2019 – 01/27/2019 04:00 pm – 03:00 am
Wynwood Marketplace
2250 NW 2nd AVE,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Experience ALL of Wynwood in ONE weekend! Wynwood Life is back for 2019 and will be looking to unite and celebrate the heart of Wynwood through the best local experiences of ART. FOOD. FASHION. DRINKS. MUSIC. This free, three-day festival, in partnership with SWARM and the Wynwood BID, will offer an experience unlike any other in collaboration with some of Wynwood’s top local businesses.

Wynwood Life will be incorporating daily live art entertainment by local artists on it’s very own Art Stage, including life sized spray cans that will be painted LIVE. Supercar Rooms Miami will also be building out their very own extravagant yet chill activation space, displaying Elo’s exquisite cars, with customizations second to none.

South Florida’s very best, Wynwood-based chefs will be showcased at The Kitchen Lab With notable participants including Victor Santos of Three Restaurant alongside bar master Darwish Iregui of No. 3 Social in back-to-back segments on Saturday followed by Chef Oscar Del Rivero of Wynwood’s newest Mexican restaurant Bakan. Guests will be able to sip and savor on top-of-the-line local breweries such as Veza Sur, J Wakefield, Concrete Beach Brewery, and more soon to be announced.

To experience the essence of Wynwood’s fashion scene there will be daily fashion shows featuring styles from the local, beautiful Wynwood businesses as well as the return of the Style Lounge by Bloomingdale’s. You will also be able to enjoy a shopping experience curated by the Thrifter Market with over 80+ artisan vendors who will be displaying creative and unique products.

Taking place at thedeck, some of Wynwood’s most popular lounges and bars will be hosting “music takeovers” featuring their resident DJs at the Festival. The takeover will include DJ’s from Veza Sur, The Dirty Rabbit, SHOTS, Barter, and more to be announced.

Miami Reggae Festival 3/15/19

Miami Reggae Festival
Friday, 03/15/2019 – 05:00 pm – 11:00 pm
North Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33141
Website
Cost: $22

Rockers Movement Annual Miami Reggae Festival Returns with Their Vibe, Spirit and Celebration of Oneness — Make Way for the Positive Day as it shines during Winter Music Conference with “One Love” Celebration of Live Performances, Art and Food for Charity.

Miami Reggae Festival offers up an evening of peace, love & unity on Friday March 15th, under the stars at North Beach Bandshell, in Miami Beach, Florida. Patrons will come together to donate food to the less fortunate as part of the admission to the annual festival.

Miami, FL. January 15, 2019 Miami Reggae Festival fuses food, arts and reggae to raise awareness about extreme poverty during the Winter Music Conference for a powerful night of reverence, livity, peace and unity – expanding consciousness through music, food and charity.

Reggae music, a music now recognized as world heritage music by UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) brings together people from all walks of life in the spirit of “One Love” for an evening of sharing in culture and healing.

Miami Reggae Festival expresses the hopes and dreams of a world in which what people have in common is far greater than that which divides. Through the Festival, attendees live not by looking at each other but by looking together in the same direction. Miami Reggae Festival unifies Miami’s diverse community to aid Dade County residents living in poverty. Music has always had the power to unite and inspire humanitarianism. “The Miami Reggae Festival takes it to the top, offering the highest quality of performance, socio-political ambience and service to community available anywhere. Past festivals has featured the likes of: Stephen and Damian Marley, Bunny Wailer, Steel Pulse, Toots & The Maytals, Cultura Profética, Morgan Heritage, Midnite, Gondwana, Natiruts, Tiken Jah Fakoly and Luciano to name a few.

This year Miami Reggae Festival is headlined by the legendary Roots band from St. Croix Akae Beka (formerly Midnite), Akae Beka is the current manifestation of an evolving consciousness. As it is written in The Word, much like the archangel Michael who was responsible for the truths pertaining to the secrets of creation, so does lead singer Vaughn Benjamin today accept his role in a parallel time of rampant deception and broken taboos in the arenas of world leadership. Always rooted firmly in the teachings of His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I, he says: “my personal evolution and reaffirmed purpose is manifested in this newly declared name from the Book of Enoch: Akae Beka, a sacred oath described therein, the Akae, the Beka, one and the same.”

Also performing from Jamaica; Jah9 and the Dub Treatment, deeply mystical, Jah9 has emerged from a chrysalis of poetry, dub and spirit to become a powerful femiNINE energy within a universal grassroots movement of consciousness. Inspired by the open spaces in the instrumental dub of 1970’s Jamaican roots music, Jah9 sings with a voice that belies the dimensions of her physical body, from a soul much older than its current vessel; “reminiscent of that darkly operatic wailer for truth & justice, Nina Simone.” Her philosophy–profoundly spiritual, and her style–Jazz on Dub.

Miami based Rhythm Flow, zen trance dub will pulse through the crowd, raising the vibration as Colombian Zurich Based DJ Nurstacris maintains the positive vibes throughout the night. Continuing the tradition of collecting non-perishable food items to distribute to those in need, the Miami Reggae Festival partners with Miami charity Hecho en Casa, Visual art displayed echoes sentiments felt throughout the human experience and plant-based and cruelty-free dishes complement the compassionate atmosphere.

Founder, Alfonso D’Niscio Brooks, says: ”Rockers Movement started with an obligation to do something good, and to affect people positively. The ways in which people can have a positive effect are limitless. By working together people transform communities, the environment and lives, being a part of the how and why.”

Miami Reggae Festival has also joined the rally to raise awareness about the positive impact and benefits of the gift cannabis, the plant for the mind, body and spirit. Music and herb just go together. In the spirit of unity Miami Reggae Festival producers found it necessary to be a part of this rally. In the challenging economic climate today, people know now more than ever the need for a positive vibration. Brother Bob Marley said: “Herb is the healing of the nation”. So come and join in a day of good vibes and let’s get together and feel alright, remember together WE ARE ROCKERS!

Miami Reggae Festival takes place on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 5-11pm at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33141.

Tickets are $22 in advance plus two non-perishable food items for entry.

Miami Reggae Festival is family-friendly, children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are available online at: http://miamireggaefestival.com

Team Legendary is a dedicated and accomplished group of fine arts, entertainment, international relations, marketing, media and production professionals who together pool their expertise to create cultural events unlike any other. As a leading provider of live entertainment in the U.S., our services range from event management and programming to booking first-rate performing artists and developing effective campaigns. Our team’s unparalleled skill in creating new experiences with a social impact, demonstrates how creative people use their efforts to solve problems.

The Florida Renaissance Festival Returns in 2019 with its 27th Annual Installment of Entertainment, Fun & Food 2/9/19 – 3/10/19

The Florida Renaissance Festival Returns in 2019 with its 27th Annual Installment of Entertainment, Fun & Food
Saturday, 02/09/2019 – 03/10/2019 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Deerfield Beach
401 South Powerline Rd,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
Website
Cost: 12-106

Deerfield Beach Plays Host to Knights, Wizards, Vikings and More During Seven Exciting Themed Weekends Each with Their Own Assortment of Acts & Performances.

Come one, come all and travel back to the magical time of days past! Wether ye be Kings or Queens, Vikings or Knights, Wizards or even Muggles, your attendance is requested at the 27th annual Florida Renaissance Festival. From A.D. February 9th through March 24th, in the two-thousandth and nineteenth year you can join the merrymaking in the vast open land of Deerfield Beach’s Quiet Waters Park.

For the fourth year in a row, the timeless Florida Renaissance Festival will offer SEVEN jam-packed themed weekends to ring in its 27th season. This fantastical journey will allow attendees to be transported back into 16th-century Europe. Greeted by jesters, jugglers and jousting knights upon entering the gates, sweet melodies can be heard from every corner of the kingdom. It’s a full day of entertainment where the entire family can marvel at fan favorite acts and performances that include immersive and interactive, real audience-participation scenarios. Join in on the fun with human powered rides, artisan craft shops and enough food & drink for a royal family feast!

One of the nation’s most beloved events, with over 100,000 annual attendees and more than two million people having participated over the festival’s tenure, the Florida Renaissance Festival has devoted 27 years to capturing the essence of the Renaissance through entertainment and living history.

“We at the Florida Renaissance Festival owe our success to our loyal patrons, who have eagerly supported our mission to spread knowledge and joy using the enriched history and culture of the Renaissance,” says Bobby Rodriguez, Founder and Producer of the Florida Renaissance Festival. “Our festival provides people of all ages the chance to escape into an alternate universe with invigorating activities and our growing assortment of themed weekends.”

Rodriguez has helped the Florida Renaissance Festival set the standard for all festivals of this nature by going “beyond Renaissance.” Booking acts sprawling from the Orient to Africa, Rodriguez has brought the Festival to new heights, continuously incorporating new experiences. Led by his forward-thinking, it has expanded its arsenal of avant-garde performances and interactive weekends.

The Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 themed weekends include:

* Game of Thrones – February 9th – 11th
The night is dark and full of terrors. Dress in your favorite Westeros and Essos gear and lead your armies into victory for the greatest weekend in all the 7 Kingdoms! Winter is coming.

* Time Travelers’/Steampunk Weekend – February 16th – 18th
Kick this weekend into high “gear” as you travel back to the early nineteenth century, a time of British Victorian fashion, the American Wild West, and steam-powered machinery. Dedicated to adventurers across the centuries, board your favorite form of fantastical transportation, be it a submarine or steam powered hot air balloon. Break out those top hats, goggles, corsets, petticoats, compass bracers, and monocles and join in on a “Steampunkin'” good time. Open on President’s Day, Monday February 18th!

* Vikings and Barbarians – February 23rd and 24th
Coming from the harsh wastelands of the North, only the strongest and most courageous warriors will survive through this weekend. Fellow Scandinavian brothers and sisters will show little to no fear and enter into any skirmishes with their battleaxes in hand, all while geared in full leather and fur during this epic weekend. Onward to Valhalla!

* Bodacious Bodices & Wenches – March 2nd and 3rd
Wenches Weekend celebrates the power of women from Renaissance times. Hourglass curves and hearty attitudes were the name of the game when it meant going up against male counterparts. Bodacious bodices are welcome – maidens, damsels and all – come dressed in your best for a weekend of powerful fun!

* Swashbucklers and Sirens – March 9th – 10th
All hands ahoy! Don’t get lost at sea as this themed weekend sees our village stormed by the deadliest pirates, buccaneers and scallywags in all the seven seas. Raise your Jolly Roger and gather a crew to help in unearthing the mysteries and treasures the vast and deadly sea holds. However, anyone not prepared for a “salty” good time will be sent to walk the plank into Davey Jones’ Locker.

* Kilts & Colleens – March 16th & 17th
Embrace your fellow tribesmen with glory as you enjoy libations and sing to your heart’s content to the blaring of bagpipes. Celebrate the Celtic traditions of the Irish, Scots, Cornish and Welsh during this uniquely themed weekend that honors this group of European tribes from the Iron Age of Medieval Times!

* Magic, Witches and Wizards – March 23rd and 24th
Muggles are welcome at this most magical weekend of the Festival. Take out your wand and show off your house spirit! From lightning bolts to the Deathly Hallows, show off your Hogwarts and magical support as you take part in the fun and games. Make Dumbledore proud and search out He Who Must Not Be Named!

The 2019 season also includes a variety of fan favorite acts and performances with an invigorating entertainment lineup that includes something for everyone.

The Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Acts & Performances include:

* NEW – The Mis-Adventurers – Comedy Sword Fighting
This comedy-adventure show, is filled with thrills, chills and heroic hijinks. Meet the dynamic sword fighting duo, and join in on the fun as they are looking for new heroes to make it to one of their Guild Recruitment meetings! Or at least helping them settle some Dueling Disagreements! Adventure onward!

* FAN FAVORITE – Kamikaze Fireflies
Comedy wrapped in lunacy wrapped in foolishness. This show is a combination of strength, physical agility and amazingly well-crafted routines, balancing classical theatrical training with disciplined circus physicality. It is a constantly changing series of routines, patter, physical impossibilities, unbelievable situations and audience interactions. They are difficult to describe and impossible to forget.

* NEW – Music the Gathering
Music The Gathering has a vast repertoire of original arrangements across multiple genres, from traditional Celtic to contemporary world and original parodies. In addition to mixed vocal harmonization, all three musicians play various folk and classical string, woodwind, and percussion instruments, which allows them to take familiar traditional songs and arrange them in unique ways. All members are actors with a strong background in comedy and improvisation, and they take pride in performing with all the energy and passion they can muster.

* NEW – The Jackdaws
The Jackdaws deliver original, contemporary, and traditional Irish Rock to audiences across the land. This trailblazing trio will excite and have you coming back for more with their driving melodies and relentlessly aggressive lyrics. More Irish than a drunken roar, and a damned sight messier.

* NEW – Lady Ophelia’s Dance Party & Maypole Dance
Lady Ophelia invites you to flirt… the old-fashioned way as she is well versed and most skilled in all the current dances and royal entertainments. However, don’t forget to join in on the wonderful opportunity of going round the Maypole as you decorate the pole in spring colors. Watch, dance, and frolic as you become entwined in the history, the joy and the traditions of court and country dance.

* FAN FAVORITE – DeBracy Productions – Joust
Come witness the heart-pounding medieval live-action stunt show. DeBracy Productions combines trick riding, vaulting, chariot racing, death defying stunts, full contact jousting and a gladiator style spectacle. Experience a spectacle where the winner takes all, princess, kingdom, and treasure, but is it all worth it!?

The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike. The sponsors of the 2019 Florida Renaissance Festival include Comcast, Warsteiner, Guinness, Pepsi-Cola and Funky Buddha Brewery.

Prices range from $25 for adults and $12 for children ages 6 to 11 years of age. Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $106 (adults), $59 (children) and group ticket rates are also offered.

While costumes are not necessary for admittance, thousands of people each year enhance their experience by donning garb from the Renaissance era or participating in one of the festival’s special themed weekends.

For tickets and more information visit: ren-fest.com; Find us on Facebook or follow @FlaRenFest on Twitter and Instagram. Download our festival mobile app by searching Florida Renaissance Festival in the Apple iTunes store or Android market. If you prefer the historical method, call 954-776-1642.

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

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

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

9 Mile Music Festival 3/9/19

9 Mile Music Festival
Saturday, 03/09/2019 – 01:00 pm –
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive,
Miami, Florida 33149
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Cost:

Live performances by: Shabba Ranks, Sizzla, Spice, Barrington Levy and more!

The Hive at Wynwood Feat. Insta-worthy Bridge Installation by Red Bull 12/6/18,12/7/18,12/8/18,12/9/18

The Hive at Wynwood Feat. Insta-worthy Bridge Installation by Red Bull
Thursday, 12/06/2018 – 12/09/2018 03:00 pm – 05:00 am
Wynwood Market Place
2250 NW 2nd Ave,
maimi, Florida 33127
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Cost:

Explore HIVE in the heart of Wynwood for a swanky, chic experience and dive into Instagram-able art activations, music, gastronomic experiences, top-notch drinks and much more! Wynwood Galleries and Walls will be filled with tons of art, but this year’s “MUST SEE” immersive art installation is brought in by Red Bull® — featuring a 30-foot tall, climbable Rainbow Bridge created by Josh Zubkoff and Srikanth Guttikonda. The rainbow bridge will give guests a breathtaking, bird’s eye view of Miami’s art district, complete with a 360 degree photo booth. Additionally, LED light integration will share messages from guests displayed directly on the bridge. In celebration of the recently launched, limited edition Red Bull® Energy Drink PAC-MAN, the installation will be bringing it back to the 80’s with tunes, and never-before-seen mazes to the classic game, found in the PAC-MAN mobile app, unlocking secret codes one can at a time! In addition to snapping pics and climbing through art, you can travel through HIVE’s Culinary Village and indulge in the best food Miami has to offer. Whether guests are craving Chinese from China Box, Peruvian from GK Bistronomie, Venezuelan from Doggi’s or seafood from Casablanca, there is something for just about every palate and craving. Miami’s favorite chefs from top-notch restaurants will be serving out-of-this-world dishes all weekend long. Notable for their original mouth-watering cookies, Night Owl Cookies has developed a twist to their desserts we didn’t know we needed. Talented mixologists will be shaking, making, creating, and even flair bartending to make one-of-a-kind cocktails exclusively for HIVE. Enjoy live art programming, crafts showcases and surround yourself with the sounds of live music late into the night.

Make sure to RSVP to receive a complimentary cocktail during HIVE’s event! RSVP Here
HIVE will launch on Thursday, December 6 and will stay open until Sunday, December 9.
HIVE will open on Thursday, December 6: 3PM -5AM. Friday, December 7: 3PM-5AM, Saturday, December 8: 12PM-5AM, Sunday, December 9: 12PM-10PM.
For more information visit: https://www.hivewynwood.com

The FilmGate Interactive Media Festival 11/30/18 – 12/6/18


The FilmGate Interactive Media Festival
November 30 – December 6, 2018
Silverspot Cinema
300 Southeast 3rd Street, #100
Miami, FL 33131
Tickets: $10 – $200
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The FilmGate Interactive Media Festival brings fans, creators, investors, and reporters to Downtown Miami to the benefit of the interactive media industry and our local creative community. The sixth edition of the FilmGate Interactive Media Festival will take place in Downtown Miami during Art Basel Week 2018, November 30 – December 6. Connect with innovators in journalism, filmmaking, virtual and augmented reality, games and interactive art. Join talks with The Washington Post, Magic Leap, Vice, Vox Media, and more. Explore a sensory playground of 59 VR & AR experiences including the groundbreaking “Spheres,” produced by Darren Aronofsky.

Other festival locations:
Mana Contemporary
Downtown Media Center

Buskerfest Miami Street Performance Festival 2018 12/14/18


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

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

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

Pre – Thanksgiving Party at Thedeck 11/21/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chef Do at Doral Food & Wine Festival 11/10/18, 11/11/18

Chef Do at Doral Food & Wine Festival
Saturday, 11/10/2018 – 11/11/2018 05:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Doral Central Park
3000 NW 87 Ave,
Doral, Florida 33172
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Cost:

Eric Do, award-winner and Executive Chef of Blue Matisse Restaurant & NAU Lounge, will delight Doral Food & Wine Festival participants this Saturday, November 10, from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 11, from
2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Doral Food and Wine Festival will be held at Doral Central Park. Staying true to his roots and his passion for dishes with an Asian flair, Chef Do will be preparing a tuna ceviche Nikkei for the demo and braised pork lettuce wraps for the event.

Deck The Walls 11/10/18 – 11/11/18


Deck The Walls
Saturday, 11/10/2018 – 11/11/2018 12:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Concrete Beach Brewery
325 NW 24th St.,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Concrete Beach Brewery’s Deck the Walls returns this November, featuring a weekend-long can release party. On November 10th, the brewery will be releasing cans of their coveted Deck the Walls Imperial Spiced Porter in special, limited edition cans. The weekend-long celebration, aptly named Deck the Walls, is an annual event the shines a light on the beer and local art. Every year the Deck the Walls can features work from a different artist. This years can design features art from Miami-based artist, Courtney Einhorn, who will be hosting a meet and greet on Saturday during the festivities. One dollar from every pint (or can?) of Deck the Walls sold between Saturday, November 10 -Sunday, November 11 will benefit local non-profit Life is Art,* whose mission is to support the artistic community through advocacy, education and collaboration. The party starts on Saturday, November 10th at and goes through Sunday, November 11th. More details on the event can be found here.

Basel House Mural Festival 2018 12/7/18, 12/8/18, 12/9/18

Basel House Mural Festival 2018
Friday, 12/07/2018 – 12/09/2018 12:00 pm – 03:00 am
RC Cola Plant
550 Northwest 24th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: Free

The 6th Annual Basel House Mural Festival is THE place to be during Art Basel Week where street art, eclectic music, innovative unique vendors, and new-age art installations from across the globe come together to create an unparalleled experience in the center of Miami’s Wynwood Arts District! RSVP to get your first drink FREE!

-Friday, December 7, 3pm-2am
-Saturday, December 8, 1pm-2am
-Sunday, December 9, 1pm- 9pm

10th Annual Veterans Day Parade 11/11/18

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

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

HIVE Cocktail and Culinary Village Wynwood 12/6/18-12/9/18

HIVE Cocktail and Culinary Village Wynwood
Thursday, 12/06/2018 – 12/09/2018 01:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Wynwood Martketplace
2250 NW 2nd Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: Free

HIVE is a complimentary four-day Cocktails & Culinary Village nestled on the main artery of Wynwood during Miami’s Art Basel Week.

2018 Uptown Avenue 7 Arts & Culture Festival 11/17/18


2018 Uptown Avenue 7 Arts & Culture Festival
Saturday, 11/17/2018 – 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Arcola Lakes Branch Library
8240 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33150,
Miami, Florida 33150
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Love Arts & Culture? Join us for the 2nd Annual Uptown Avenue 7 Arts & Culture Festival in Miami.

Presented by Commissioner Jean Monestime & the NW 7th Avenue, CRA, this free, family-friendly event takes places at the intersection of culture & commerce, bringing a dynamic day of visual art, entertainment, vendors and cuisine to the 7th Avenue corridor at the Arcola Lakes Library Plaza. Festival-goers will enjoy a MUCE art exhibition, live performances, a kid zone, fitness activities, food trucks and a culinary showcase of local restaurants, plus much more!

Schedule of Activities:
12:30 to 1:30pm – Baby & Me Yoga with DUB Yoga*
1:30 to 2:30pm – Fun Field Day Games*
2:00 to 3:00pm – Hip Hop Karaoke with MUCE 305*
2:00 to 3:00pm – Family Yoga with Go Green Fashionista.*
3:00 to 3:45pm – Delightful Bites of Uptown Avenue 7*
4:00 to 5:00pm – Lunch and Learn with 7th Ave CRA*
*Please visit www.uptownavenue7.com to RSVP

This event is made possible thanks to support from: Commissioner Monestime, Commissioner Edmonson, North-Dade Police Station, Arcola Lakes Library and MUCE. If you’re interested in being a vendor or volunteer, please visit our website to learn how: www.uptownavenue7.com/vendors-volunteers

About NW 7th Ave. Corridor Community Redevelopment Area (CRA):
Uptown Avenue 7 is a CRA, poised for new investment, expansion & growth. With a new brand, incentive programs, and critical community partnerships, Uptown is ready to support the growth, expansion, or launch of your new business, and emerge as one of the region’s most significant employment and business innovation centers.

11th Annual Downtown Miami Riverwalk Festival 11/10/18


The Eleventh Annual Downtown Miami International Riverwalk Festival and Boat Parade
November 10, 10am-4pm
Miami Riverwalk
Miami, FL 33132
Free Admission
Website

A Signature, Legacy Event in Downtown Miami-Brickell. On the Riverwalk adjacent to 315-335 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131 and on the Riverwalk in the rear of the Intercontinental Hotel @100 Chopin Plaza

This special multicultural event allows our local residents and visitors to explore and interact among the local arts and culture vendors, while also showcasing the unique surroundings at the mouth of the Miami River”.

This Years’ Theme- “The Best Of – International”
• Featuring authentic Music, Arts, Culture and Food, Boat Parade, Children’s Activities, Live Painting, and beautiful Door Prizes all along the beautiful Miami Riverwalk.
• Some of this year’s highlights will include: multicultural cuisine and entertainment
• We welcome back so many sponsors and supporter of the past and lots of new ones!
• Wonderful Raffle Prizes for Free Raffle from Downtown Restaurants, Hotels, Hand-made items Our Arts and Crafts Vendors and much more!

1 Block from Bayfront Metro Mover Station
Metered parking on street and in nearby Downtown Garages

The Miami Parking Authority and Beefree Media host a Family Canvas 11/10/18

The Miami Parking Authority and Beefree Media host a Family Canvas
Sunday, 11/10/2018 – 03:00 pm – 09:00 pm
CANVAS FIESTA!
2312 N. Miami Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: FREE

The Miami Parking Authority and Beefree Media are teaming up to host a Family Canvas evening on November 10th, 2018. The event will be in celebration of the 4th annual Park Your Art contest, where family, friends, and Art Basel visitors can come enjoy a day of music, Ice cream & pizza, drinks, pictures, and free canvas painting! All materials will be provided. Also visitors will have the opportunity to see artists painting live around wynwood + free transportation.

Join us for a fun filled evening!

KAABOO Cayman 2/15/19

KAABOO Cayman
Friday, 02/15/2019 – 02/16/2019 10:00 am – 11:59 pm
Seven Mile Beach
47 Sundown Close Seven Mile Beach,
Grand Cayman, Florida 33101
Website
Cost: 350

KAABOO Cayman will host its inaugural event, a two-day live music and comedy, culinary, and lifestyle experience overlooking the world famous Seven Mile Beach this February 15 and 16, 2019. At KAABOO, all guests receive an immersive, multifaceted and hospitality-driven experience that engages all five senses. At KAABOO multi-day annual events, guests enjoy a world-class music and HUMOR ME comedy lineup; an on-site Contemporary Art Fair in ARTWORK, plus a display of outdoor murals and installations; PALATE gourmet food and craft libations tastings; a Las Vegas-style day club called BASK, plus spa and relaxation services at INDULGENCES.

The 2019 PALATE chef program will feature Michael Mina (Mina Group; International Smoke, Cal Mare), Richard Blais (Bravo’s Top Chef and San Diego- based Juniper & Ivy), Michelle Bernstein (MBC Michelle Bernstein Catering Company), Nina Compton (Compere Lapin, Bywater American Bistro), Cody Bush & Anthony Lawson (Smokin Bros BBQ), Dylan Benoit (Prime Kitchen), Josef Felts, Maureen Cubbon (BestLife Culinary, Seed2Plate Program), and Thomas Tennant.

Joining the PALATE lineup are the seafood centric restaurants Guy Harvey’s Bar Crudo, Catch, Agua, Capt. Ceviche, and The Wharf, along with Cayman’s fine dining and artisan restaurants Grand Old House and The Brasserie. Agave will be joining the program as well, to bring authentic Mexican flavors to the islands, and Gelato & Co. will have Italian inspired treats for guests to enjoy.

These chefs will be joining the previously announced music and comedy acts, featuring The Chainsmokers, Duran Duran, Zedd and Jason Derulo, plus comedians Wanda Sykes, David Spade, Jenny Slate, Darrell Hammond and many more.

Passes are currently available at www.kaaboocayman.com.

Cost: Payment required – Passes are currently available at www.kaaboocayman.com. Prices are set to increase on November 1st, or when the current price tier sells out. THATCH (General Admission) passes – $350 US dollars ($280 Cayman dollars) SILVER THATCH (VIP) passes include additional access to AMPLIFY zones which provide premier stage viewing areas, access to the Thursday Night AMPLIFY-only preview party and more- $1143.75 US dollars ($915 Cayman dollars). Additional VIP packages: ROYAL PALM – $3425 US dollars ($2740 Cayman dollars) ULTIMATE HANG – $17,500 US dollars ($14,000 Cayman dollars)

Bad Mama Jamas + The Wynwood Yard Present: Movie Night @ The Yard 10/30/18

Bad Mama Jamas + The Wynwood Yard Present: Movie Night @ The Yard
Tuesday, 10/30/2018 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $6-$10

Round up your kiddos and Fido for Bad Mama Jamas + The Wynwood Yard Present: Movie Night @ The Yard, a pre-Halloween family night out at The Yard on Tuesday, October 30th from 6 p.m to 11 pm. In partnership with Bad Mama Jamas, The Wynwood Yard helps you shake off that Halloween night angst with its chill, bring-your-own-blanket and your best costume, outdoor movie huddle.

Choose between a screening on the biggest outdoor projector ever of Disney Pixar’s Coco from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. for $6 per person or kid-friendly spooky flick, Hocus Pocus from 8:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. (also $6 per person) or go with both for just $10. You’ll also be giving back with this modest ticket price as 20% of our proceeds will go the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation!

Bad Mama Jamas is a peer-led support group welcoming all mommies: New mommies, OG mommies, single mommies and married mommies!

Space is limited to snag your tickets now at http://bit.ly/prehalloweenmovienight. Password: BMJ2018

Seed Festival Day Tasting Village 11/10/18

Seed Festival Day Tasting Village
Saturday, 11/10/2018 – 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Magic City District Studios
6301 NE 4th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33138
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Cost: $55 – $85

Dig into a day-long smorgasbord of incredible food, drink, speakers, demos, shopping, music, and much, much more! Enjoy ALL THE FREE food and drinks you can devour all day at the nation’s ultimate event dedicated to celebrating the best in plant-based health, wellness and conscious, sustainable living.

You’ll get to sip brews and get your funk on at the BROWN DISTRIBUTING CRAFT BEER GARDEN learn new kitchen skills and recipes at the BAPTIST HEALTH CULINARY STAGE learn from national experts on plant based nutrition, athletics and wellness on the 22 DAY NUTRITION SPEAKER STAGE, check out crafts, buy cruelty-free fashion, and sample delicious plant-based treats from over 180 restaurants, bakeries, brands, wines, spirits and juices.

Immortalize your experience via Instagram, and head home with a new enthusiasm for all the awesome aspects of a conscious, plant-based lifestyle!

VIP Admission includes VIP room access, with your own celebrity mixologist bar, celebrity chef bites, lounge seating.

Mediterranean Favorites Workshop (Adult/BYOB) 11/23/18

Mediterranean Favorites Workshop (Adult/BYOB)
Friday, 11/23/2018 – 11/23/2018 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Taste Buds Kitchen
14740 SW 26 Street,
Miami, Florida 33185
Website
Cost: $60

Ready for a trip to the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean? Yes, please! Join us for a tasty trip to create an easy-to-master authentic Mediterranean menu bursting with bright, bold flavors. We’ll learn to whip up delicious Beef Kebabs, prepare a vinaigrette for our chopped Greek Salad and roll Stuffed Grape Leaves like a pro. To round out our flavors, we’ll create the freshest Tzatziki and Hummus you’ve ever tasted. Grab a friend, a bottle of your favorite wine and let’s enjoy our Mediterranean Favorites together. BYOB. $60 per person.
**Registration required, space is limited. For more information, contact us at 305 903 2023.

Call for Art = Rockford Projects at ArtFTL art fair 11/5/18

Call for Art = Rockford Projects at ArtFTL art fair
Thursday, 01/24/2019 – 01/27/2019 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Art Fort Lauderdale
2301 SE 17th St,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Website
Cost: $25 Jury fee

Rockford Projects seeks innovative artworks for the inaugural artCURATED sector of ArtFTL 2019.
ArtFTL returns for the 3rd year as the premier art fair in Fort Lauderdale, drawing collectors during the height of the season in South Florida. Fort Lauderdale is known as the “Venice of America” due to its expansive and intricate canal system, and this 4-day curated art fair showcases the art within luxury waterfront properties. Attendees are transported via complimentary water taxi on an artistic journey along the famed Intracoastal waterways, in the heart of the arts and entertainment district.
The ArtCURATED sector will encompass an entire property of 5,000 to 10,000 square feet, and feature 40+ artists, within six distinct, thematic exhibitions, under the direction of Lisa Rockford.

Seeking art that corresponds to the following Exhibition Themes:
• ECSTASY: A Celebration of Color. Seeking Monochromatic artworks (made of a single/dominant, vivid color), or works that offer all colors in the rainbow, within one work.
• AURA: A celebration of Light. Seeking artworks that reference intense light, auras, or are made with neon, LEDs, florescent, incandescent lights, digital, or electric light components.
• NARCISSUS: Seeking art with mirrors, mirrored surfaces, and/or chrome, or polished stainless steel.
• ELEMENTAL: Earth and Water. Seeking artworks that emphasize earth or water, and/or the human connection to either. Artworks that reference ecological concerns, like sea level rise, and pollution, are of curatorial emphasis.
• MEMENTO MORI: Seeking artwork that references death, time, mortality, and transience.
• OMEGA: The absence of color. Seeking artworks that are nearly or completely white, yet offer exquisite surface quality, texture, or aesthetic.
Please note: This Call for Art (and the themes & terms listed here) are specifically for the artCURATED sector of ArtFTL, and is a separate application (with a different fee structure) from the ArtINDIE Category on the ArtFTL website. If your work does not apply to the above themes, but are interested in participating, please apply on artftlauderdale.com

Art requirements:
• Artists may submit up to 5 artworks, but will be limited to 3 artworks in the exhibit. (Artworks with multiple pieces may be considered one work).
• All submissions must be original work, created by the applicant, and without violation of copyrighted imagery. One of a kind works are encouraged, or very limited editions. (ie. Mass produced prints are not acceptable).
• Submitted images should accurately represent the actual, finished artwork, (not a modified or digital sketch). Any works that do not match the appearance of the submitted images may be disqualified at the discretion of the curator.
• Artworks cannot be larger than 6 feet in any direction.
• All artworks must be available for sale.
• Artwork will be installed by a professional installer, but works that are made up of more than 10 parts, or that cannot be installed without the assistance of the artist are discouraged.

Terms:
• A jury fee of $25 is required with the application.
• Artists will be notified at the earliest possible date, or not later than December 21, 2018.
• If artwork is accepted, each artist will be required to pay $100 for participation. (We have made every effort to keep costs to artists low, as they are a fraction of the 100k production costs for the fair).
• Participating artists will be provided 4 complimentary passes to the fair, and VIP Vernissage invitation for the artist. Artists are not required to be present at the fair, but are encouraged to attend.
• Artists must deliver accepted artworks at their own cost, either by hand-delivering, or by shipping to the art handler, with a return shipping label.
• Sales: Prices should include a 40% commission for ArtFTL, and 60% of the sale price will be sent to the artist. (The price = The amount you want to receive x 1.4)
• If artwork sells, the artwork will be shipped to the buyer, by a professional art handler, at no cost to the artist.
TO APPLY:
Please read all of the terms above. Then apply here:

To see previous exhibitions by Rockford Projects:
https://rockfordprojects.weebly.com

South Florida Seafood Festival 10/20/18


South Florida Seafood Festival
Saturday, 10/20/2018 – 10/21/2018 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Miami Marine Stadium
3501 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33149
Website
Cost: GA One Day Ticket – $12, Weekend Ticket – $22 Family Pack One Day: 2 Adults & Unlimited Kids- $20. Kids under 12 free

The South Florida Seafood Festival is a celebration of all-things seafood, waterfront living and giving people their fill of the freshest, tastiest delicacies of the sea. Set in Miami’s historic Miami Marine Stadium, this seafood festival provides great food and good times for anyone looking to experience and savor Florida’s best catch of the day!

What better way to celebrate Stone Crab Season than to enjoy them by the sea at the festival’s Casablanca Fish Market. With live Caribbean beats and a Live Music Stage featuring Bootleg Rock Band and Marquise Fair, grownups can enjoy unique cocktails at the Shipwreck Bar & Lounge and participate in a complimentary Sipsmith Tasting Experience, featuring Sipsmith Gin and an elaborate garnish bar, along with selections from Stella Artois, Landshark, Bud Light and Papa’s Pilar Rum, to name a few. Come hungry, because 25+ gourmet seafood culinary partners at this family-friendly event will offer the freshest seafood all afternoon, including lobster rolls from Mobstah Lobstah, conch fritters, ceviche, paella, buckets o’ shrimps, snow crabs and so much more.

Guests are encouraged to take part in the Kitchen Lab Cooking Workshop, where Plomo Taco Bar, The Local Craft Food & Drink, Aromas Del Peru, Jaguar, and St. Roche Market: Elysian Seafood will conduct seafood cooking demos throughout the day, while others will take part in the Battle of the Bay competition. The Family Fun Zone and Eco Discovery Zone is where kids can be free to explore and test their pirate skills at the obstacle courses, inflatable bounce house and giant slides. Be sure to save some time to browse vendors selling nautical-themed jewelry, art, and decorations. If that weren’t enough, the Paul Castronovo Show from BIG 105.9, will be at the festival as part of their Hectic Tour. The whole gang will be there with plenty of great prizes, shirts, free drinks and other giveaways.

WHEN:
October 20-21, 2018
11AM – 7PM, Daily

WHERE:
Miami Marine Stadium, Key Biscayne

TICKET:
For tickets and more info, go to www.southfloridaseafoodfestival.com/.
GA One Day Ticket – $12, Weekend Ticket – $22
Family Pack One Day: 2 Adults & Unlimited Kids- $20.
Kids under 12 free

INFO:
For tickets and more info, go to www.southfloridaseafoodfestival.com/. Social media handles: IG
@sfseafoodfest, Twitter @sfseafoodfest , and FB
https://www.facebook.com/SouthFloridaSeafoodFestival/

The South Florida Seafood Festival is brought to you by SWARM, creators of Grovetoberfest, Wynwood Art Walk, Sprung!, Basel House, Cinco de Mayo Brickell and many other fun, high-profile events.