Miami Culinary Tours: Wynwood Food and Art Tour

Today my wife and I did the Wynwood Food and Art Tour in Miami. This is a weekly event done by Miami Culinary Tours and is one of many versions around Miami set up to help you appreciate what the city has to offer. You can read a detailed review over at my DailyBeerReview.com website, but I decided to post an extensive gallery of photos here for you to see. Check out this and some of the other tours available! Enjoy!

PAMM Contemporaries Friendraiser 7/12/14

PAMM Contemporaries Friendraiser
Saturday, 07/12/2014 – 07/12/2014 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Contemporaries Membership

Join the PAMM Contemporaries and receive an invitation to an exclusive cocktail party hosted by DACRA in the Miami Design District. Meet the PAMM Contemporaries Steering Committee and get a behind-the-scenes look at the art and design collection of Craig Robins. After the Friendraiser, guests can enjoy a complimentary barrel aged cocktail at The Cypress Room and admission to Bardot.

Arrival instructions given upon reservation confirmation. Street parking and valet available.

New members only

contempos@pamm.org
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The Last Builder and Sugar Cane Alley 7/31/14

“The Last Builder” & “Sugar Cane Alley”
Thursday, 07/31/2014 – 07/31/2014 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free with museum admission.

“The Last Builder” creates a connection between a body builder and the Panama Canal. The video shows “the last builder” brought from Jamaica to Panama, who worked on the Canal since he was 15 years old.

“Sugar Cane Alley” focuses on the teenage life and adventures of young José who lives in a shanty-town on Martinique in the mid-’30s. José lives with his grandmother and is well aware of the French colonial presence but they are far away from his world. He gets into mischief, learns valuable lessons on living from an old former slave, gets drunk, and sets fire to one of the run-down shanties. Regardless of his pranks, José never gives up on his studies. At the end, his diligence pays off.

Archivo and Memories of Underdevelopment 7/24/14

“Archivo” & “Memories of Underdevelopment”
Thursday, 07/24/2014 – 07/24/2014 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free with museum admission.

“Archivo” is a hilarious compilation of short videos that reinterprets notorious incidents in Puerto Rican popular history. Beatriz Santiago Muñoz employs friends and non-actors in reenactments of some memorable incidents that happened on the island, such as the shooting of the legendary outlaw Toño Bicicleta. Drawing from subjective memories and the acts of ordinary people, this early work captures the ironies and contradictions of a collective and popular history in Puerto Rico.

“Memories of Underdevelopment” tells the story of Sergio, a wealthy bourgeois aspiring writer who decides to stay in Cuba, even though his wife and friends flee to Miami. Sergio considers the political changes on the island as he juggles two girlfriends. This is a complex character study of alienation during the turmoil of intense social and political changes experienced in Cuba in the 1960s. Memories of Underdevelopment is narrated from a highly subjective point of view in which the main character tells the story in fragments, resembling the way memory functions.

At the Crossroads: Stories from Surinam and BIM 7/10/14

At the Crossroads: “Stories from Surinam” & “BIM”
Thursday, 07/10/2014 – 07/10/2014 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free with museum admission.

“Stories from Surinam” reflects on the story of 34,000 Indian laborers who, between the years of 1873 and 1916, left India to work on Dutch plantations in Surinam.

“BIM” is a movie that portrays the complex relationship between blacks, Indians and whites in Trinidad and Tobago prior to the independence movement of 1962. It focuses on the life of Bheem “Bim” Singh, an Indian boy living in Trinidad, who is sent to live with his aunt after his father, a trade union leader for sugar-cane workers, is shot to death during a wedding. At his new school, Bim is isolated and picked on by the black students because of his “coolie” (Indian) heritage. As tension builds during his very first day he stabs one of the students as a means of defense. This incident gets Bim kicked out of school and his aunt’s home and he is forced to live a life of violence and crime to survive, but then rises to prominence as a trade union representative for the Indian sugar-cane workers.

Free with museum admission.

Making History and Haitian Corner 7/10/14

“Making History” & “Haitian Corner”
Thursday, 07/10/2014 – 07/10/2014 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free with museum admission.

Program Introduced by director Karen D. McKinnon

“Making History” focuses on a conversation between cultural critic Edouard Glissant and Linton Kwesi Johnson, the first black poet to have his work published in Penguin’s Modern Classic Series. The exchange takes place in New York during the summer of 2008.

“Haitian Corner” is an early film by Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck tells the story of a Haitian immigrant and poet in New York who becomes obsessed with finding the man who tortured him during the Duvalier Regime. Convinced that his torturer is also living in New York, this tormented individual delves into situations that complicate his personal and professional life.

Free with museum admission.

At the Crossroads: A Natural History and Rockers 7/3/14

At the Crossroads: “A Natural History” & “Rockers”
Thursday, 07/03/2014 – 07/03/2014 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free with museum admission.

With introduction by University of Miami Associate Professor, Patricia J. Saunders, Ph.D

“A Natural History 5 Sequence 2” is a series of short video animations that presents a contemporary perspective on Jamaican culture and its diaspora. Oneika Russell, a young Jamaican artist, draws from art history and literature to create digital animations rooted in Jamaica’s colonial past and pop culture.

With a significant amount of its actors being real life popular reggae artists, “Rockers” is a Jamaican film, that along with “The Harder They Come” (1972), introduced reggae music to the world. The movie tells the story of Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, a drummer living in a ghetto of Kingston, who decides to make extra money by selling and distributing records to help his fellow musicians, but is confronted by local gangsters.

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