Viernes Culturales 12/26/14

Viernes Culturales
Sunday, 12/26/2014 – 12/26/2014 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
VC-SIGNATUREDomino Park
801 SW 15th Ave,
Little Havana, Florida 33135
Webpage Link
Cost: free

COME CELEBRATE VIERNES CULTURALES
Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 – 7 to 11 pm

Miami’s best arts and music festival on the last Friday of every month, from 7 to 11 pm on Domino Park, SW 8th Street & SW 15th Ave.

Come join us along SW 13th & SW 18th Ave for a fun filled evening!

Join us in celebrating another Viernes Culturales. Little Havana’s popular art and culture festival is a great event for the whole family. Enjoy music and discover works by local artists and artisans in and around our iconic Domino Plaza on SW 8th Street and SW 15th Avenue, and behold contemporary and historic artworks at our many fine art galleries along Calle Ocho. Finish off your fabulous Friday night by savoring a delicious dinner at one of our various restaurants, boasting cuisine from all over the world. Come dance, eat, shop and enjoy a delightful evening in Little Havana!

Allison Cento – 7:00
Ana Kohler Band – 7:30
Los Herederos – 9:00

The Youth Fair Announces Season’s Savings 12/17/14- 1/4/15

The Youth Fair Announces ‘Season’s Savings’!
Wednesday, 12/17/2014 – 01/04/2015 05:00 pm –
Seasons-Savings-2014-SMMiami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc.
10901 Coral Way,
Miami, Florida 33165
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $20.00

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

The Youth Fair Announces ‘Season’s Savings’
Online Only Offer Four Admission Tickets for ONLY $20,
Available Dec. 8 – Jan. 4

The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition is offering a promotion that makes for the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season. The Season’s Savings offer includes four admission tickets for the 2015 Youth Fair for just $20, a savings of $28. This special holiday online only offer is available December 8, 2014 through January 4, 2015.

“Youth Fair admission tickets are a great holiday gift for youngsters and adults of all ages,” said Bob Hohenstein, President and CEO of The Youth Fair. “Not only are our 2015 Youth Fair guests getting a sensational deal on their admission ticket, their purchase is helping us to continue to meet our charitable obligations and initiatives within Miami-Dade County in the coming year.”

To purchase this special Holiday package and other Youth Fair items, visit www.fairexpo.com/thefair. The regular 2015 Youth Fair time price is $12 admission, $28 P*O*P Ride Card weekdays and $35 P*O*P Ride Card on weekends. Youngsters 5 and under and seniors 65 years and better will receive FREE admission every day, all day.

The Borscht Film Festival 9 12/18/14-12/21/14

The Borscht Film Festival 9
borscht9December 18 – 21, 2014
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33132
Borscht9.com

Premiere of this year’s Borscht funded short films at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

The Borscht Corporation, is proud to announce The Borscht Film Festival 9, a 4-day event. Premiering at this year’s festival will be over 20 short films funded in part by the Borscht Corporation via The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The films will premiere at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, December 20th at 8pm.

The film festival’s slate includes works by both regional artists (local filmmakers Bernardo Britto, Julian Yuri Rodriguez, Monica Peña, Kayla Delacerda, Brian Deutzman, The Meza Brothers, and Bleeding Palm; street artist AholSniffsGlue; puppet and comedian Pepe Bilette) as well as national filmmakers (Ray Tintori, Terrance Nance, Jacolby Satterwhite, and more). The films will include feature appearances from Miami rapper Trina.

In addition to Borscht’s short film screenings, the Borscht Film Festival will also include a host of events including regional filmmaking screenings from the Miami Filmmakers Collective and Indie Film Club (and more), workshops, panels, a Downtown Miami film bike crawl, the launch of site specific film screening events Borscht Nites, Borscht multiverse theme parks at Young Arts, parties, and the premiere of Scarface Redux, a crowdsourced remake of the iconic Brian de Palma film, at Mansion Nightclub.

Some highlights include:
12/19: Papa Machete- the indigenous martial art created by Haitian slaves to defeat Napoleon’s army. Screening & master class in the ancient, dying art of tire machét, better known as Haitian machete fencing taught by Michael Dylan Rogers, one of the subjects of the film. Traditional Haitian lunch served after film screening. (A 2015 Sundance selection)

12/19: Hotel Intercontinental Take Over by Borscht Film Festival- no more Dancing Lady!

12/21: Scarface Redux!- the premiere of Scarface Redux a crowd sourced remake of the iconic Brian dePalma classic at Mansion Nightclub. ScarfaceRedux.com

Full Schedule (subject to change)
(Shirley’s Cinema is located inside of Gramps, 176 NW 24TH ST., Miami, FL, 33127)

Wednesday, December 17th
7PM
Indie Film Club Miami Screening
Shirley’s Cinema
Indie Film Club Miami hosts a presentation of interactive work from the FilmGate Conference. Special Presentation // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

8:30 PM
Miami Filmmakers Collective Screening
Shirley’s Cinema
What do a 96 year old farmer, a transgender youth and a psychic have a in common?
Some MFC! Borscht Film Festival invites you to come to see works-in-progress by members of the Miami Filmmakers Collective (MFC) and while you are there, win a papaya, make music by touching someone’s body and get a long-distance psychic reading via radio waves.Short Film Program // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

9:30 PM
Miami Filmmakers Unite! Opening Night Party
Gramps
Come say hello and enjoy drink specials with Miami Filmmakers Collective, Indie Film Club Miami, and the Borscht Corporation at the home base for Borscht 9: Gramps!

10 PM
Little Strong: Jose El Rey Retrospective
Shirley’s Cinema
Jose El Rey was a fictional recording artist active from roughly 2006 to 2009. Created and performed by Jose Flores in a series of live shows, albums, and web videos, Jose El Rey was a parody of Latin American machismo who became legendary for his drug-and-croquetta fueled concerts at the now-defunct PS14 and Vagabond spaces as well as befuddling Miami at large with impromptu performances on Calle Ocho and unsuspecting Cuban restaurants. He was also among the most notable early articulations of a uniquely Miami “spicster” culture: first generation Americans exploring their relation to their heritage through an ironically comic lens. While El Rey was murdered in 2009, his legacy lives on through his influence on the next generation of Miami creators. This program will be a screening of his works, footage from his live shows, and a conversation with Jose Flores himself as well as several surprise guests. Special Presentation // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

11:15 PM
Night Mystery Miami Movie #1
Shirley’s Cinema
Secret Celluloid Society presents a screening of a mystery movie from Miami’s cinematic past, Phillip Michael Thomas’s straight-to-VHS followup to Miami Vice, released in 1993. Hosted by Billy Corben, founder of Rakontur Films and director of the Cocaine Cowboys series and ESPN’s The U.Feature Film Screening // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

THURSDAY December 18th

4 PM
Welcome Dinner and Keynote Speech
Stiltsville
Cruise in the fearsome Borscht Armada to have dinner in one of the last remaining stilt houses in the middle of Biscayne Bay. Keynote speech by a hologram of DJ Khaled. By invitation only

7 PM
Spaceship Miami
Miami Museum of Science Planetarium, 3280 S Miami Ave Miami, 33129
A literary, cinematic, and musical celebration of Miami culture culminating in the launch of the El Viajero satellite, the first extra-planetary mission from Borscht’s Miami Aeronautics and Space Administration (MASA) division. This satellite will carry 305GB of Miami culture out of the solar system on a special hard drive and is expected to last approximately 2 billion years. Also: premieres of new short films by Adan Jodorowsky and others, interactive projections by Phenomenal Radness, a star show narrated live by Victor Vazquez (Kool AD, formerly of Das Racist), rare planetarium light shows, and a laser light show scored live by John Hancock III (formerly of ANR). Free beer courtesy of Pabst Blue Ribbon for those wearing space apparel.
Doors open at 7, films start at 8:30, performances start at 10.
Event // Short Film Program // Event is free with purchase of Borscht 9 ticket
Planetarium performance by Kool AD and John Hancock III is $10

11:30 PM
Hector. LA Screening and Criterion Collection Release Party
Shirley’s Cinema
The Miami premiere and official Criterion Collection 3-disk Blu-Ray release of Hector.LA by famous Hollywood director and local con-artist Nick Corirossi. Watch the film Roger Ebert called “flat-out the greatest movie ever made,” with the director present. He says he will berate you if you try to leave early or shift in your seat too much. Nick Pinkerton, a fancy film writer who is still alive, will conduct a thorough Q and A.Feature Film Screening // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

12:30 AM
Salon de (secret)
Shirley’s Cinema
Legally we cannot publish what will be played at this screening, but we can promise this series of short films commissioned and ultimately rejected by one of the biggest pop groups in the world have never been seen before, and will never be seen again. Short Film Program // Admission will only be granted with knowledge of password.

1 AM
Late Night Mystery Miami Movie #2
Shirley’s Cinema
Secret Celluloid Society presents a screening of a mystery movie from Miami’s cinematic past about violent multi-ethnic gangs on the streets of Miami and the delightful electro music they make, released in 1986. Hosted by Billy Corben, founder of Rakontur Films and director of the Cocaine Cowboys series and ESPN’s The U.Feature Film Screening // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

FRIDAY, December 19th

1:30 PM
Papa Machete Short Film Screening and Machete Fencing Master Class
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
Prowess with a sharp deadly object is one of, if not the most important skill a filmmaker must have. Join us for a screening of the short doc Papa Machete by director Jonathan David Kane and Third Horizon Media followed by master class in the ancient, dying art of tire machèt, better known as Haitian machete fencing, taught by Michael Dylan Rogers, one of the subjects of the film. Stick around for tasty traditional Haitian lunch!Special Presentation // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

4:00 PM
Law for Artists and Filmmakers
Shirley’s Cinema
Andrew Gerber used to be a fancy intellectual property attorney working for The Man. Now armed with their illuminati secrets, he has his own firm where he helps artists like Jillian Mayer and Bleeding Palm explore the ever-shifting landscape of fair use as well as representing artists like Ahol Sniffs Glue and Celia Rowlson-Hall on intellectual property litigation matters. In this panel he will be joined by fellow attorneys Jordan Fletcher (his colleague at his firm Kurshinsky Gerber PLLC) and Divya Jayachandran (IP counsel at NBCUniversal) to give a brief overview of IP law, fair use, copyright infringement, DMCA, trademark dilution, and how artists and filmmakers can avoid infringement and protect themselves from being infringed upon. They’ll all be available for drinks and questions at Gramps immediately afterwards. Special Presentation // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

5 PM
Borscht Dickie Ride! Downtown Miami
Bike ride starts at Gramps, 176 NW 24TH ST. Miami, FL, 33127
Bring your bicycle or hop on a complimentary Citibike as we ride to various locations for drink specials and secret screenings, making our way from Gramps to Borscht events at Museum Park, Intercontinental Hotel, and the YoungArts Campus. Sponsored by Dickies, free beer provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon.Event // Free..

6 PM
Ignition Remix: Lobby Takeover
Intercontinental Hotel, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL, 33131
Join us in the lobby and exterior of the Intercontinental Hotel as we unveil new installations of video and interactive art by Jillian Mayer, Coral Morphologic, Ahol Sniffs Glue, Vince Mckelvie, and more- culminating in the premiere of a 12-story tall 8-bit animation. Free cocktail for bikers! Free

7 PM
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Pet Friendly Outdoor Screening
Museum Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL, 33132
A special outdoor screening of The Greatest Miami Story Ever Told, the classic 1994 film beloved by Caucasians all over the world, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Bring your pets, we will have treats for them! In collaboration with Bookleggers Miami and the University of Wynwood, we will announce plans to erect a life-sized bronze statue of the film’s eponymous hero.Feature Film Screening // Free for pets and their humans

7 PM
THE MULTIVERSE
National YoungArts Foundation Campus, 2100 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL, 33131
Walt Disney dreamt of Disney World. Borscht has THE MULTIVERSE, our DIY sketch of a theme park devoted to some of the infinite realities Miami contains. Enjoy food, games, and rides as you explore five different areas of THE MULTIVERSE theme park: a psychedelic town square inspired by Adventures of Christopher Bosh in the Multiverse!, a virtual reality world, and a weird carnival, each designed by local filmmakers, as well as an emotional arcade and an outdoor cinema playing three programs of films:7:30 PM YoungArts Alumni Showcase: short films by National YoungArts Foundation alumni.
The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and supports the next generation of artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts; assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development; and raises appreciation for the arts in American society.

9 PM
Borscht 0: Screening of short films created and curated by Miami high school students, far more interesting and relevant than anything else you will see at this festival. We are old, they are young. The know things we do not. Potentially the beginning of a new cycle of Borscht.10 PM Bosh Film Festival: The unofficial premiere of Adventures of Christopher Bosh in the Multiverse!

Part 2 by Bleeding Palm, wherein Lebron’s real reason for leaving Miami will be revealed. Preceded by documentaries about Coral Morphologic and Raider Klan.Event //
Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $10 suggested donation

11:00 PM
Regional Film Showcase: New Orleans
Shirley’s Cinema
Court 13 brings you The Weekly Revue, New Orleans’ finest omni-sensual showcase, featuring a variety of soul-tainting entertainments and informations. Hosted by Toby Lou the Nasty One, your personal Rabbi. A show you’ve never seen before; we guarantee it.Special Presentation // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

11:30 PM
No Seasons Pool Party
Gramps
Special preview of the first three episodes of the Borscht episodic series No Seasons, a surreality show exploring Miami’s strange underworld, starring Julian Yuri Rodriguez, premiering next year on MTV (Other). Watch outdoors at Gramps from an above-ground pool.Special Presentation // Free

MIDNIGHT
Michael Arcos Retrospective
Shirley’s Cinema
Long before there was any artistic film community or support infrastructure to speak of in Miami, there was Michael Arcos. Often working completely by himself since the mid-90’s, Michael has steadily built a body of work that defies categorization, exploring small punk subcultures in suburbs such as Cutler Ridge and Westchester and inspiring many prominent local artists along the way. This screening will be a brief overview of his work culminating in the premiere of his new film and interactive installation Dream Throat at a nearby seedy motel (transportation provided).Short Film Program // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

2 AM
Late Night Mystery Miami Movie #3
Shirley’s Cinema
Secret Celluloid Society presents a screening of a dumb movie about a giant crab shot in Miami in 1980. Hosted by Nayib Estefan, founder of Secret Celluloid Society.Feature Film Screening // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

SATURDAY, December 20th

1 PM
Regional Film Showcase: Weird NorthWest
Shirley’s Cinema
Regional filmmakers Nandan Rao (Corvallis) and Zach Weintraub (Olympia) present a program of work representative of the interests, ethos, means of production and distribution from the Pacific Northwest, followed by a zine making session.Short Film Program // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

2:30 PM
Regional Film Showcase: Native American & Indigenous Communities
Shirley’s Cinema
Regional filmmaker Adam Piron (Arizona) presents a program of work representative of the interests, ethos, means of production and distribution of filmmakers from Native American & Indigenous communities. Short Film Program // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

7:30 PM
Borscht 9
Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL, 33132
Our flagship event. Screening of short films specifically commissioned for this festival made in/for/about Miami by local and guest filmmakers. Arrive early for concerts on the Arsht Plaza as well as a body building exhibition inside. Doors open at 7:30, bodybuilding competition begins at 8, films begin at 8:30. Short Film Program // $25 // $15 for students with ID // Empty seats will be given away on a first-come first-served basis starting at 8:15 PM

11:30 PM
Borscht 9 Official After Party
Gramps
Official afterparty for Borscht 9, with performances by Norvis Jr. and Miami bass legend and Pineal Warrior Otto von Schirach and friends. Special Presentation // Free

SUNDAY, December 21th

12 PM
A Morning Light
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33139
Unofficial preview screening of a working cut of Ian Clark’s new feature film, an experimental narrative feature about wilderness, ecology, and extraterrestrial visitation. There will be a UFO related activity conducted by the director after the screening. Preceeded by Conditioner short film by Viking Funeral. Feature Film Screening // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

2 PM
MA
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33139
Unofficial preview of a working cut of Celia Rowlson-Hall’s first feature film. MA is a modern day silent film. It is the story of a virgin mother on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas to give birth to our savior. After the screening the director will conduct a silent Q and A. Preceeded by They and The Spot short student film by Kayla Delacerda. Feature Film Screening // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

4 PM
Beach Picnic
13th Street and the Ocean
Sunshine, sand, ocean, dolphins. Come outside, jump in the water, have a sandwich. Nature, remember. Event // Free

8 PM
Scarface Redux
Mansion Nightclub, 1235 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33139
Mansion Nightclub used to be a grand movie house, and for one night we restore that spirit with the premiere of the ongoing crowdsourced remake of Brian de Palma’s Scarface. Submit your own version of a scene at scarfaceredux.com by December 8th to be part of this iteration.Special Presentation // Feature Film Screening // Free if you contributed a clip to the film or $10 suggested donation

10:30 PM
Closing Night Party
Broken Shaker, Freehand, 2727 Indian Creek Dr Miami Beach, FL, 33140
Say goodbye, maybe forever. Also, take a book with you from Bookleggers mobile library. You’ve been watching movies all weekend and everyone looks cool holding a book. Free

The Borscht Corporation is a Miami-based non-profit that awards grants to local filmmakers and artists, throws events such as the quasi-annual Borscht Film Festival, and facilitates the creation of films, music videos, web experiments, and transmedia projects. Borscht has has facilitated the creation of several dozen films that have gone on to win Jury and Audience awards at national and international film festivals as well as Emmy and Telly Awards. The films have screened at hundreds of festivals around the world, including Sundance, Rotterdam, South by Southwest, Milan, AFI, Slamdance, New York, Los Angeles, New Zealand, Winterthur, Chicago festivals, as well as museums such as MoMA, New Orleans Contemporary, MAM, MoCA NoMi, and Guggenheim Museums in Venice, Bilbao, Berlin, and New York. Online, their work has received millions of views and been featured on the Vimeo homepage as Short of the Week, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Vice, Stereogum and has been named to multiple year-end top ten lists, including IFC.

The Borscht Film Festival is Miami’s quasi-annual local independent film fest. Borscht commissions and showcase films created by emerging artists that tell Miami stories, forging the cinematic identity of the city. Using a combination of awards, grants, and tax-deductible donations, Borscht green-lights and produces made-in-Miami films, then throws Miami’s cinematic event of the year to showcase them. The Borscht Film Festival has been called the “Miami’s alt-culture summit” as well as the “hippest, most eclectic and electric movie festival in South Florida” by the Miami Herald, and named “Miami’s Best Film Festival” by the New Times.

The Borscht Corporation is made possible through support from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

GardenMusic Festival at Fairchild 1/9/15 – 1/18/15

GardenMusic Festival at Fairchild
Friday, 01/09/2015 – 01/18/2015 07:00 pm –
Sixth-Floor-Trio-and-guest-musicians-perform-at-GardenMusic-FestivalFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: Prices vary by concert

The chamber music ensemble Sixth Floor Trio will once again bring two weeks of arts and culture to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden with the third GardenMusic Festival. From January 5 – 18, 2015, visitors can experience music spanning a diverse array of genres and centuries. Concerts will offer guests an immersive and personal experience to connect music with nature. This year’s festival features four evening concerts and two children’s concerts that feature classical music, folk, rock, Latin jazz, and more.

International Chocolate Festival at Fairchild 1/23/15 – 1/25/15

International Chocolate Festival at Fairchild
Friday, 01/23/2015 – 01/25/2015 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
SONY DSCFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up, and $12 for children 6-17. Free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under.

Enjoy three days of delicious activities complete with sampling, cooking demos, educational talks, and kids’ events. Notable chocolatiers and bakeries will dish out samples of their best chocolates available for purchase. For guests over 21, the Beer Sampling Garden is the place to discover the unique brews that pair well with chocolate. Visitors can learn where chocolate comes from with an interactive cacao display from Fairchild’s curators of tropical fruit, who have traveled the world researching how cacao is harvested and prepared across cultures.

22nd Annual 9 Mile Music Festival 2015 2/14/15

22nd Annual 9 Mile Music Festival 2015
Saturday, 02/14/2015 – 01:00 pm – 11:00 pm
9-Mile-Fest-2015-FlyerMiami Dade County Fair & Expo Center
10901 Coral Way,
Miami, Florida 33165
Webpage Link
Cost:

Smilin’ Island presents the 22nd Annual 9 Mile Music Festival featuring reggae artists Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Julian Marley, Jo Mersa Marley, SOJA, Capleton, Jesse Royal and more. Support the cause and bring your 4 canned goods to feed the hungry along with your admission ticket. Come enjoy good music, good food, and shopping with our arts & craft vendors. For tickets and more info, visit our website.

The Festival of Chocolate in Miami 1/17/15

The Festival of Chocolate in Miami
Saturday, 01/17/2015 – 01/18/2015 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
focmiami.JPGMiami Auto Museum
2000 NE 146th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33181
Webpage Link
Cost: $20 Adults – $15 Seniors – $12 Children

The Festival of Chocolate, named Top Ten Chocolate Festivals in the USA, is the Ultimate All-Chocolate Event with an incredible Vendor Showcase featuring the best local and regional chocolatiers and confection companies; demonstrations by world renownd pastry chefs; live cake decorating competition; chocolate and wine pairings; chocolate game show stage; DIY Chocolate Lip Balm; chocolate brain games; the chocolate marshmallow launcher 3000 and unlimited KidsZone arcade games – all set amongst an awe-inspiring array of classic, exotic and iconic automobiles.
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For a special indulgence, The Cocoa Couture Fashion Show will rev up the The Festival of Chocolate Yumway featuring avant garde designer fashions inspired by chocolate with the backdrop of the largest James Bond exhibit in the world.