38th Annual Calle Ocho Festival 3/15/15

38th Annual Calle Ocho Festival
Sunday, 03/15/2015 – 10:00 am – 07:00 pm
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SW 8th St. (Calle Ocho) between 27th Ave. & SW 8th Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana invites visitors from around the globe to the largest Hispanic street festival in the Southeastern United States during the 38th Annual Calle Ocho Festival. More than one million event-goers join the internationally renowned block party to celebrate Hispanic cultures from around the world on Miami’s legendary Calle Ocho (8th street.) The 19-block strip in Little Havana will vibrate with the hip-shaking rhythms of Latin music from salsa to hip-hop, including street performers and eight dedicated stages. Throughout the afternoon, event-goers can join street dancers as they bring the music to life; enjoy hundreds of international food kiosks simmering with authentic local and Latin flavors, sample products from many national brands and more.

Rum Reef Launch Party 1/29/15

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Rum Reef Launch Party
Thursday, 01/29/2015 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
rum-renisance-logoAnthonys Coal Fired Pizza South Beach
520 West Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: 30
Tickets must be purchased in advance

Miami-Dade Reef Guard is an non-profit organization tasked with placing mooring buoys on the offshore coral reefs so that fisherman and SCUBA divers can safety tie up and enjoy the reef without dropping anchor.

Please join us to celebrate the launch of “Rum Reef” sponsored by Miami Rum Renaissance Festival! We will be pouring rum from Wicked Dolphin and Mako Vodka. Appetizers from Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza will be served. There will be live “country music with a slice of lime” by Tim Charron.

Tickets can be purchased on the Reef Guard website and entitle you to 4 free drinks and appetizers.

Miami International Dragon Boat Festival 4/11/15

Miami International Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, 04/11/2015 – 08:00 am – 05:00 pm
DB-4.11.15Miami Rowing Club
3601 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33149
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Cost:

Get Ready as Dragons Invade Virginia Key

Miami Dragon Boat Festival Returns to Virginia Key, April 11th, 2015, 8 a.m. -5 p.m.

Dragons will once again invade the City of Miami’s waters on Saturday, April 11th as the Miami International Dragon Boat Festival returns to the Miami Rowing Club on Virginia Key. This event is a great opportunity for groups to come together and participate in a fun-filled day of competitive racing, which will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Often dubbed as a “canoe on steroids”, dragon boats are 42’ in length and don a traditional dragon head and tail. Dating back more than 2,000 years, this ancient Chinese pastime has captured the attention of the competitive sporting world, making it the second fastest growing water sport.

The festival is currently seeking participants! No experience or gear necessary- just grab twenty (20) friends or coworkers, a paddle and go!

Teams for the Miami International Dragon Boat Festival can be formed by companies, bringing employees together for a day of fun competition and team building. Other teams can come from educational institutions, civic and community organizations, gyms, families and friends etc. This event is open to participants of all sizes and abilities, ages 13 and up. Prior experience is not necessary, practice sessions and equipment will be provided to registered teams. Dragon boat racing supports camaraderie, fitness, competition and a lesson on the ultimate goal of reaching the finish line together!

Attendance to the event is free and open to the public. Registration fees vary based on team category.

Don’t miss out on this cultural experience and a day of fun!

Running with Raven 2/8/15

Running with Raven
Sunday, 02/08/2015 – 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm
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1130 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost:

The story of a South Beach legend

Walk to the Fifth Street lifeguard stand on South Beach at 5:15 pm any day. You will see a bearded, long-haired shirtless man wearing black shorts, one black glove, and a headband that’s black, too. People call him the “Raven,” and he’s been standing in front of that lifeguard stand at that time for the last forty years, getting ready for his eight-mile jog up and down the beach. That’s right—Raven has run eight miles on the sands of South Beach every day since 1975, through concussions, hurricanes, food poisoning, animal attacks, hail and high water. And he’s still going.

This event will feature:

A reading of poetry written by the Raven himself
Screening of the feature documentary
Invitation to join the Raven on his famous 8 mile run on the beach following the film at 4:15 PM

The Downtown Full Moon Party The Moon Catcher 1/3/15

The Downtown Full Moon Party The Moon Catcher
Saturday, 01/03/2015 – 09:00 pm – 03:00 am
DFMP-January-2015-flyer-front-500pxTSL Lounge
167 NW 23rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $5 – $15 (Advanced Online Purchase)

What a better way to start the New Year with a fully executed lunar cycle… On Saturday January 3rd, the moon will show its full face as it shines down upon us to remind everyone about the magical phenomenon that can happen when we come together as one. To celebrate we invite Uma Galera, one of South Florida’s most prominent bands, to grace us with their Interstellar Soul/Folk/Ska/Reggae/Rock/Punk/Funk sound.

The “downtown FULL MOON party” presents THE MOON CATCHER “Join us and you will literally grab the moon”

Free admission before 11p for all drummers, musicians, and performers with proper instruments and spinning props/gears

Door Admission: $10 – $15
($5 Pre-sold Tickets are available online; and other options for advanced purchased tickets with a free drink are also available…)
21+ Only Event

Featuring:
Uma Galera
Chilly
Dj Stingray
Bli Bi Gore Eric (Lead Drummer)
Anthony Bacchus (Lead Drummer)
Additional Performances…

Plus,
Live Interactive Art
Drumming
Body / Face Painting
Tarot Reading
Poi / Fire Performance
Dance Troupes
Massage
Holistic Vendors
Food And Cocktails

Suggested Dresscode: (Very Important!) Creative Attire

Hosted By: Fritz R., Tracie Samara, Sophie Mon, Olivia Delaney, Anthony Bacchus, Bli Bi Gore Eric

New Year’s Eve 2015 Celebration 12/31/14

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Wednesday, 12/31/2014 – 08:00 pm – 05:00 am
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1000 S Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost:

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“End this year with a blast. Start the New Year off with a bang”
• General Admission Girls $20 Guys $30 Kids $20
• Open Bar + Buffet Package 8pm-12am. Adults $75 Kids Buffet $30 (Price includes admission charge)
Open Bar only package 8pm-12am. Adults $60 (Price includes admission charge)
Kids (are allowed at the venue until 1am)
• Reserve your VIP table for regular bottle prices. 4 people per bottle. ($30 admission fee per person extra, will be charged at the entrance)
1 bottle of Moet Imperial Brutt + Your choice of Ketel one, Johnnie Walker Black, Don Julio blanco or Rob Zacapa 23yrs. Price $250
• Champagne toast at midnight
• Times Square Ball Drop Live + Entertainment surprises
• DJ spinning the best music (Top 40s, Open Format)
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• Bottle Service Strongly Recommended
• Early Arrival Recommended
• Doors Open at 8:00 pm
For more Information Please Call 305.305.4088

Zo’s Family Health & Wellness Groove 12/27/14

Zo’s Family Health & Wellness Groove
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Miramar Regional Park
16801 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
5K Run/Walk – Registration begins at 6:30 AM
5K Run/Walk – 8:00 AM
Family Day Activities – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sports Clinics – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: 5K Run/Walk – Pre-registration fee is $25 per person
5K Run/Walk – Event day registration fee is $35 per person
Pre-registration information is available at www.ZosWinterGroove.com

In recognition of Alonzo’s recent appointment to President Obama’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, Zo’s Family Health & Wellness Groove invites families to converge on Miramar Regional Park for events such as a Foot Locker 5k run/walk, health screenings, fun zones, mini sports clinics (football and basketball) and fitness classes. The event is FREE, open to the public and will be full of activities built around supportive programming for families, including healthy living, arts, crafts, and an array of activities for kids of all ages.

Sponsored by Carnival Cruise Line Foundation, Miami Heat Charitable Fund, Foot Locker, Foot Action, City of Miramar, Metro Signs, Memorial Miramar Hospital, Comcast and I Heart Radio