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

Dinner in Paradise with Chefs Mike Pirolo, Aaron Brooks and Jokrick Ujague
Sunday, 03/29/2015 – 05:00 pm – 11:50 pm
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19801 sw 320th st,
homestead, Florida 33030
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Cost: varies

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

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

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

Wynwood Life 4/24/15

Wynwood Life
Friday, 04/24/2015 – 04/26/2015 05:00 pm – 12:00 am
wynlifeweb-283Wynwood Arts District
NW 2nd Avenue and 23rd Street,
Wynwood, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: Starts at $15

Street Festival Brings The Best of Wynwood to Life!

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

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

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

It wouldn’t be Wynwood without Food Trucks, so Wynwood Life will have the biggest food truck rally ever with over 50 favorites and a number of food vendors ready to please all taste buds. In addition, The Blue Moon Brew Pub will be back with a fully stocked selection of cold brews and mixed drinks. New this year is the Wynwood Culinary Showcase, which will feature top restaurants and chefs from the area showcasing their cuisine.

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

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

NW 2nd Avenue and 23rd Street in the heart of Wynwood

Tickets start at $15. Pre-purchase tickets online, or by calling (305)461-2700.

The Green Baby Fair 4/18/15

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

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

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

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

The Green Baby Fair will be held at:

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

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

Workshops are free with admission to the fair.

Buy tickets: www.eventbrite.greenbabyfair.com

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

Price $15.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABOUT THE FILM FESTIVAL

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

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

ABOUT THE FILMS & SCREENING TIMES

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

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

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

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

Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

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

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

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

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

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