Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove Presented By Stonyfield Yokids Organic Yogurt 9/17/15 – 9/27/15

Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove Presented By Stonyfield Yokids Organic Yogurt
Thursday, 09/17/2015 – 07:00 pm –
DOI-treasure-troveBB&T Center
1 Panther Pkwy,
Sunrise, Florida 33323
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MIAMI (Aug. 24, 2015) — Discover endless riches when an extraordinary lineup of stories from the Disney animated film vault comes to life in South Florida in Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt!

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove is performing at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. from Sept. 17 to 20 and at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Fla. from Sept. 23 to 27.

Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses–Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Ahoy, Mateys! Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook and his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land! Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’ Tick-Tock! Tick-Tock! Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice and the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army of Cards. Relive magical moments in this ultimate Disney animation celebration coming to South Florida!
Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove start at $16 for adults and $10 for children and are available at BB&T Center and AmericanAirlines Arena box offices, through Ticketmaster and online at www.DisneyOnIce.com.

Show Times:
BB&T Center
Thursday, Sept. 17 ________________7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 18 __________________10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 19 ________________11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 20 _________________1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

AmericanAirlines Arena
Wednesday, Sept. 23 ______________7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 24 ________________7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 25 __________________ 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26 ________________11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 27 __________________1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

To discover more about Disney On Ice Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, go to www.DisneyOnIce.com, or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.
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About Feld Entertainment

Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 75 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, Disney Live! Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt and Marvel Universe LIVE! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at www.feldentertainment.com.

Florida Residents Dive Into Animal Encounter Deals at Miami Seaquarium 9/8/15

Florida Residents Dive Into Animal Encounter Deals at Miami Seaquarium
Tuesday, 09/08/2015 – 12/13/2015 12:00 am – 11:30 pm
Seal-Swim-at-Miami-Seaquarium_-kissMiami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Cost: Seal Swim, Dolphin Odyssey, and Dolphin Encounter: $68 plus tax; Sea Trek Reef Encounter: $79 plus tax.

Sunshine state residents are in for a special dolphin, seal, and reef encounter deal. Florida residents will enjoy up to 35 percent off animal encounter programs at Miami Seaquarium including dolphin interaction programs at Dolphin Harbor, Seal Swim and the Sea Trek Reef Encounter. This Florida resident discount fee includes same day admission to the park. Proof of Florida residency is required. Advance reservations are required.

The “Seal Swim” experience includes an interactive educational segment and a 15-20 minute swim with harbor seals in the park’s seal exhibit pool. The program provides a unique in-water interaction where you’ll swim freely alongside the seals as well as receive hugs, kisses, and take part in a fun training session with these inquisitive marine mammals.

Dolphin Odyssey is a two-hour experience, which includes feeding, touching and learning about these magnificent animals plus the opportunity for a deep-water interaction with a dolphin. Guests must be at least 52 inches tall to participate in the Dolphin Odyssey program

Dolphin Encounter is the program that allows guests to wade out into the pool and have a shallow water experience meeting the dolphins. The two-hour program features an educational seminar and the chance to feed and touch a dolphin as well as learn about dolphin training techniques. Dolphin Encounter participants must be at least five years of age and for those children under 9 years, an older sibling or adult must accompany the child as a participant

The Sea Trek Reef Encounter is an underwater helmet diving experience that allows guests to dive 15 feet below the surface of the water in the 300,000 gallon reef aquarium and be eye to eye with marine life. Feels like walking on the moon, only you are submerged in a surreal underwater paradise where colorful tropical fish, large groupers, lobsters, cownose stingrays and moray eels abound. Sea Trekking can be experienced by non-divers, ages 10 and above.

Florida Tax Free Holiday Savings at Miami Seaquarium 8/7/15

Florida Tax Free Holiday Savings at Miami Seaquarium
Friday, 08/07/2015 – 08/16/2015 12:00 am –
Seal-Swim-at-Miami-SeaquariumMiami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Webpage Link
Cost: Save 7% on animal encounter experiences

Miami Seaquarium will be celebrating the 2015 Back to School Tax Free Holiday by offering Florida resident savings on animal encounter experiences including dolphin interaction programs at Dolphin Harbor, Seal Swim and the Sea Trek Reef Encounter. Proof of Florida residency is required and guests must redeem their animal encounter on or before October 31, 2015.

Cyn Santana Hosts NU You Empowerment Brunch 8/15/15

Cyn Santana Hosts NU You Empowerment Brunch
Saturday, 08/15/2015 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
NUYouFlyerEpic Hotel
270 Biscayne Blvd Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
Cost: $35-$150

Miami, FL – We are pleased to announce that the first NU You Women Empowerment Brunch will take place at Epic Hotel, a luxurious, waterfront hotel venue in Brickell Miami, on August
15, 2015. On the pursuit of growth in life and in business, women will join together both near and far to inspire and motivate one another. This event will feature a panel of influencers within a variety of industries: our very own Cynthia Santana, a broadcast entertainer and entrepreneur; Brittney
Gath, life coach; Michael Hall founder of Digital Innovation & Technology; Mary Ballard and David McDermott, real estate professionals; John Owens III, a partner at K&L Gates, LLP; and RKE Law Group, experienced bankruptcy and business attorneys.

It wouldn’t be complete without a fashion, beauty and health element as well. Vendors such as Giorgio Armani Cosmetics, Lash Bar, Blo Beauty, Juicee, and much more will inspire us in our elite brand lounge. Those in attendance will also have an exclusive look into the newest collection NU by Cyn Santana; live performances; beauty bars and much more. Join us for good food, good vibes and a moment of impact. Tickets are now on sale.

Partial proceeds of this event will go to two organizations advocating for women empowerment, The Women’s Hour and Live Fierce.

Groovy Tuesdays with Billboard International Dance Artist Side FX & Kim Cameron 6/23/15, 6/30/15, 7/7/15, 7/14/15

Groovy Tuesdays with Billboard International Dance Artist Side FX & Kim Cameron
Tuesday, 06/23/2015 – 07/14/2015 09:00 pm – 12:00 am
blJz4QK3Covenant Music House of Rock
9851 NW 58th St Unit 110,
Doral, Florida 33178
Webpage Link
Cost: 5.00

Join Kim and the band for ‘Groovy Tuesdays’ at the House of Rock in Miami. This summer, Tuesday nights in Miami will be the new Friday night!

The 103.5 Beat Down 5/30/15

The 103.5 Beat Down
Saturday, 05/30/2015 – 07:30 pm – 11:30 pm
UPDATEDFlyerAmerican Airlines Arena
601 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $32-$122

MCB School Ensemble Performances 5/1/15

MCB School Ensemble Performances
Friday, 05/01/2015 – 05/03/2015 07:30 pm –
mcb-student-ensemble-864-415Miami City Ballet Studios
2200 Liberty Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $25

ECOMB’s 4th Annual Miami & the Beaches Environmental Film Festival 5/15/15

ECOMB’s 4th Annual Miami & the Beaches Environmental Film Festival
Wednesday, 04/15/2015 – 04/19/2015 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ecomb_FF_Poster-11x172_NO-LOGOS_CropedColony Theater
Lincoln Road Mall, 1040 Lincoln,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
More Info Link
Cost: 0

Join the Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches (ECOMB) for the upcoming 4th annual Miami and Beaches Environmental Film Festival.

This years event will be held April 14-19th, 2015 and will highlight its overarching theme climate change awareness. Showcasing a compelling array of films based on environmental issues of local and global concern, this year’s Festival also coincides with important milestones, namely the Centennial of Miami Beach and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, which has been at the forefront of raising awareness globally about sustainable development and climate change.

In addition to screenings of feature length documentary films, fiction, short films, and animation, this year’s Festival will also include interactive workshops and complementary exhibits and other activities for people of all ages.

South Florida Palm Show and Sale 3/28/15 – 3/29/15

South Florida Palm Show and Sale
Saturday, 03/28/2015 – 03/29/2015 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Vietchia-high-resFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65+, $12 for ages 6-17; Free for Fairchild members and ages 5 and under

Palms are an iconic part of the tropical South Florida landscape. With a diversity of shapes and sizes, there are palms for every home garden. The South Florida Palm Society Show and Sale offers the largest selection of species of any palm sale in the world. Aside from offering plants for sale, the Society will give visitors a free palm seedling while quantities last. The Society will also operate an information center to provide advice for successfully raising palms and to give away fresh seeds of a broad selection of species.

The downtown FULL MOON party Blood Moon 4/4/15

The “downtown FULL MOON party”… Blood Moon
Saturday, 04/04/2015 – 09:00 pm – 03:00 am
DFMP-April-2015-flyer-front-800pxTSL Lounge
167 NW 23rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $10 – $20 (Advanced Online Purchase)

What is a blood moon? A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth passes between the sun and the moon. In a blood moon, the moon is full, and as the sun’s light passes through the earth’s atmosphere, it casts a reddened shadow on the moon. Full lunar eclipses are rare, and blood moons even more so, but neither is unheard of. The next total Lunar Eclipse will occur on April 4th, 2015…

The “downtown FULL MOON party” presents
“Celebrating a rare phenomenal occurrence…”

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

Door Admission: $15 – $20
($10 Pre-sold Tickets are available online: https://eventbrite.com/event/15827178517; and other options for advanced purchased tickets with a free drink are also available…)
21+ Only Event

Mixed Culture
Bli Bi Gore Eric (Lead Drummer)
Anthony Bacchus (Lead Drummer)
Additional Performances (To Be Announced…)

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

Suggested Dresscode: (Strongly Suggested) Blood Red attire

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

Don’t Forget To Tell Your Friends… They Will Thank You For It!
For info / Tickets: https://eventbrite.com/event/15827178517

Hollywood Salsa Fest #2 3/14/15

Hollywood Salsa Fest #2
Saturday, 03/14/2015 – 03/14/2015 05:00 pm – 11:00 pm
10390156_10206640757924156_2222165625033927945_nHollywood Young Circle
1700 S Young Circle,
Hollywood, Florida 33020
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

We Are Back Second Year In A Row
Salsa Salsa Salsa In Hollywood Fl
Melina Almodóvar “La Muñeca de la Salsa” and her Orquestra with surprise guest artists and salsa performances from local salsa schools

Can’t Miss This Free Event Celebrating Salsa Music And Culture
Volvimos Segundo Año
Una Noche De Pura Sallllsaaaa
Melina Almodovar y su Orquesta
con shows de salsa por escuelas locales de la Florida
No Te Puedes Perder Este Evento Gratis Celebrando Nuestra Salsa

Miami International Film Festival: The Strongest Man 3/9/15

Miami International Film Festival: The Strongest Man
Monday, 03/09/2015 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MIFF_TheStrongestMan01BannerO Cinema Miami Beach
500 71ST Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33141
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

The New Tropic is proud to present The Strongest Man directed by Kenny Riches at the Miami International Film Festival. Get discounted tickets by using the code NEWTROPIC2015

Get your tickets over at the MIFF website.

Miami International Film Festival: 13 Million Voices 3/11/15

Miami International Film Festival: 13 Million Voices
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
13MilVoices_EventBannerMDC’s Tower Theater
1508 SW 8TH ST,
Miami, Florida 33135
Webpage Link
Cost: TBD

The New Tropic is proud to present the world premiere of 13 Million Voices directed by Janelle Gueits. Join us for the screening and a panel moderated by The New Tropic after the film. Get discounted tickets with the promo code NEWTROPIC2015

Get your tickets over at the MIFF website.

Its not too late if you missed…Ritmo y Pasion 3/15/15

“Its not too late if you missed…Ritmo y Pasion!!!
Sunday, 03/15/2015 – 03:00 am – 04:30 am
smallPAN Performing Arts Network
13124 West Dixie Hwy.,
North Miami, Florida 33161
Webpage Link

By Popular Demand Encore Performance of “Ritmo y Pasion”
Created and Directed by ilisa Rosal

Almudena Caceres
Salvador De Angela
Alex Jordan
Ilisa Rosal
Juan Sobrino
Maria Mercedes

The downtown FULL MOON party The Masked Moon 3/6/15

The “downtown FULL MOON party”… The Masked Moon
Friday, 03/06/2015 – 09:00 pm – 03:00 am
DFMP-March-flyer-2015-front_final-800pxTSL Lounge
167 NW 23rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: $10 (Advanced Online Purchase)

What do you get when you take a Full Moon + Art + a bunch of MASKS + Hundreds of Happy and Conscious Souls, and mix them all together into one Big Bowl of Funness?

The “downtown FULL MOON party” presents
The Masked Moon
“An Interactive Masquerade Art Party
(Bring your own Mask, or get a free one at the party to paint, accessorize, and wear!!!)

Dresscode: (Strongly Suggested!!!)
Creative Full Moon Attire and a Mask…

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

Door Admission: $15
($10 Pre-sold Tickets are available online: http://dfmp-masked.eventbrite.com/]; and other options for advanced purchased tickets with a free drink are also available…)
21+ Only Event

Off Orbit
Dj Stingray
L’aine D’traveler
Anthony Bacchus (Lead Drummer)
Additional Performances (To Be Announced…)

Live Interactive Art
Body / Face Painting
Tarot Reading
Poi / Fire Performance
Dance Troupes
Holistic Vendors
Food And Cocktails
Hosted By: Fritz R., Tracie Samara, Olivia Delaney, Elaine T., Anthony Bacchus, Bli Bi Gore Eric

Valentine’s Weekend, Viva Paris International Show by Erika Moon 2/13/15 – 2/14/15

Valentine’s Weekend, Viva Paris International Show by Erika Moon
February 13 – February 14, 9pm
Colony Theatre Miami Beach
vivaparis1040 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

This Valentine’s Day weekend, treat your loved one to an unforgettable night at the world-renowned and celebrated French Cabaret!

This stunning performance will take you on a journey that rivals the true European cabaret experience.
Be transported across the world, from the decadent frills of the Moulin Rouge to the colorful and exciting stages of Las Vegas and its Jubilee-style shows.
This diverse revue includes classic showgirls, can-can dancers, theatrical comedy routines, variety acts, and a pinch of sophisticated burlesque.
Its stunning costumes and elaborate choreography embody the timeless style of authentic French cabaret.

Behind the scenes, a talented team of 20 artists and production crew work hard to present a lively assortment of acts that dazzle, seduce, and amaze the audience. Viva Paris celebrates the feminine spirit with class, elegance, and sophistication.

20th Annual Student Showcase of Films Awards 3/12/15

20th Annual Student Showcase of Films Awards
Thursday, 03/12/2015 – 10:00 am –
10358558_878045035550942_7540361711439533832_nKeith C. and Elaine Wold Performing Arts Center
3601 N Military Trail,
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Step onto the red carpet for the Palm Beach International Film Festival’s 20th Annual Student Showcase of Films. The festival includes celebrity presenters, student film clips, paparazzi, film school exhibits and over $10,000 in scholarships and awards for outstanding, Florida high school and college student filmmakers.

The competition features these categories: Burt Reynolds Scholarship, Feature/Short, Documentary, Animation, Enviromental PSA, Commercial/PSA, Screenwriting, Music Video and Poster Design.

Please RSVP by March 1 by calling 561-233-1000 or by emailing [email protected]

Beats and Burlesque 1/29/15

Beats and Burlesque
Thursday, 01/29/2015 – 01/30/2015 08:00 pm – 01:00 am
Vintage-Pictures-of-Showgirls-9Cafeina Wynwood Lounge
297 NW 23rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Facebook Link
Cost: By Reservation

Thursday brings you classic burlesque teases in all of its sparkly-splendor. Indulge in champagne sips and pair savory tapas. Showtime begins at 8pm with sounds by resident Dj Sk1tty. Reserve your spot today at [email protected] Limited tables available, main lounge only.

33rd Annual Miss Carnaval Miami 2015 Pageant 2/7/15

33rd Annual Miss Carnaval Miami 2015 Pageant
Saturday, 02/07/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Kiwanis-Pageant-PhotoManuel Artime Theater
900 1st St.,
Miami, Florida 33130
Webpage Link
Cost: $20

The Kiwanis of Little Havana is set to host the 33rd Annual Miss Carnaval Miami 2015 pageant to determine the next female ambassador of Carnaval Miami, with support from Diet Coke, AT&T and BB&T. As the kick-off to the Carnaval Miami 2015 season, young women between the ages 16-25 will showcase their talent, beauty, poise and elegance with the opportunity to receive $2,500 in college scholarship funds, an automatic entry to the Miss Florida USA pageant and other prizes.

The 33rd Annual Miss Carnaval Miami pageant is a platform for single, bi-lingual contestants to reach their goals through their personal commitment to become leaders in their community. Along with participating in one of the community’s legendary pageants, young ladies will have the chance to gain invaluable life experience through community service, cultural events and networking opportunities.

For additional information or to purchase a ticket for the 33rd Annual Miss Carnaval Miami pageant, please call (305) 644-8888.

Unrealistic VIP Film Screening and Talkback 1/17/15

Unrealistic VIP Film Screening and Talkback
Saturday, 01/17/2015 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
90 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link

Urgent Inc.,Rites of Passage,and Film, Art, Culture, Coding Entrepreneurship Host FilmScreening and Talkback During National Mentor Month

WHO: January celebrates National Mentor month. The students of Urgent Inc.,Rites of Passage and Film, Art, Culture, Coding Entrepreneurship will host their film series screening that brings attention to social issues that include homelessness and other social barriers.

WHAT: Screening and talk back with Director Jalen James Acosta
Feature Film
Title: Unrealistic
Directed by: Jalen James Acosta
Principal Youth Actors: Elijah Wells and Jorden Cannon
Trailer Link: http://vimeo.com/urgentinc/unrealistictrailer
Description: From the creators of “Keeping it On,” URGENT, Inc. brings you “Unrealistic” under the direction of Jalen James Acosta. This youth led film is a product from the FACE (Film Art Culture Coding Entrepreneurship) youth internship program. This film engages and educates around the issues of youth homelessness, bullying and how social and institutional barriers impact youth development.
A Project of: FACE- Film Arts Culture Coding Entrepreneurship

Short Film
Title: Keeping it On
Directed by: Jalen James Acosta
Trailer Link: http://vimeo.com/ondemand/keepingiton
Principal Youth Actors: Elijah Wells, Tanisha Fleming, Saliha Crespo, Jessica Antoine
Description: From the creators of, “She Kept Her Bra On! Chronicles of a Teenage Love Affair,” comes a new short film that compellingly explores the issues of teen dating, love, fear and hope. Filmed in Miami’s own Overtown, Director Jalen James Acosta weaves an intense, comical and real world tale on how teens navigate the complexities of family life, relationships and community pressures.
A Project of: Rites of Passage and FACE- Film Arts Culture Coding Entrepreneurship

Short Film
Title: Two Similar Strangers
Directed by: Critically Acclaimed David Frankel
Trailer Link: Pending
Description:  What happens when two teens’ lives collide when they confess a similar secret. They ultimately have to make a choice that could change their lives forever. The film promotes awareness about HIV.
A Project of: Rites of Passage and University of Miami, Adolescent Clinic, Overtown Children &Youth

WHEN: Saturday, January 17, 2015

WHERE: OCinema 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

#1- VIP Screening & Talkback
Showtime: 11:00am
Tickets: $5/students; $20 adults

#2- Open Screening
Showtime: 1:15pm
Tickets: $5/students; $15 adults

SEOPW CRA, Urgent, Inc. Health Foundation of South Florida, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Women’s Fund of Miami Dade

Event Contact: Saliha Nelson 305-205-4605 or [email protected]
Media contact: Harris Public Relations at 786.897.8854

About Urgent Inc.
URGENT, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) Miami,  FL based youth and community development organization dedicated to empowering young minds to transform their communities.  Guided by the principles of innovation, growth and transformation URGENT sees young people as the drivers of change and works to provide empowering opportunities to create the next generation of social change agents.

Rites of Passage

The purpose of the Rites of Passage Youth Empowerment Academy is to empower youth with a developed sense of purpose and meaning,  in which to live their lives, build skills and cultivate a responsibility to engage in community as they transition from adolescence into adulthood.

Alexis Caputo: “Afro-Diaries” 2/26/15

Alexis Caputo: “Afro-Diaries”
Sunday, 02/26/2015 – 02/26/2015 08:00 pm –
Alexis-Caputo-Original-Sent-to-Lamar-LovelaceBroward College South Campus – Performing Cultural Arts Theatre
7200 Pines Boulevard,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
Webpage Link
Cost: Free for students with valid ID; $10 for general public

“Afro-Diaries” identifies and embraces the stories of women, with excerpts from Caputo’s portfolio of solo and collaborative performances, which include “Spit Boxing,” “The Waiting Room,” “The Lynching Eye,” “Raw Footage,” “Souled-Out,” “Truths Carved from the Belly,” “Women of the Drum,” “The Proud Pilgrim”, and “Deconstruction & Deliverance.” The production is a powerful exploration of women, politics, issues of gender, race, equity and equality in society. Visit alexiscaputo.com.

Beats and Burlesque Cocktail Reception 10/23/14

Beats and Burlesque Cocktail Reception
Thursday, 10/23/2014 – 10/24/2014 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
burlesqueRSVP-OCT-23-v2Cafeina Wynwood Lounge
Miami, Florida 33127
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

You’re invited to Beats and Burlesque on Thursday, October 23rd. Complimentary welcome cocktail and small bites only with rsvp from 7-8pm. Shows begin at 8:00 pm, open to the public. Enjoy cabaret styled shows by Miss Aurora Natrix’s Ritz Glitz Revue, along with dance-worthy beats all night by Dj Garcia! [email protected]

The British Invasion continues: Downtown Hollywood Mural Project 9/27/14

The British Invasion continues: Downtown Hollywood Mural Project
Saturday, 09/27/2014 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
EddieJayCompleted-DHMP-by-Jill-WeisbergDowntown Hollywood Mural Project
1909 Harrison Street,
Hollywood, Florida 33020
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Tickets for loitering will not be issued here while this talented and playful street art team transforms the west-facing wall of 1909 Harrison Street in Downtown Hollywood in just a few weeks. The community welcomes Chaz and Bob Gibson, aka “The London Police”, to the neighborhood as the creators of the 12th DHMP wall mural. The community is looking forward to seeing the artful enhancement this British duo has in store. All are invited to join a “Live Painting Performance” with TLP at the mural site on Saturday night, September 27th from 7-10pm.

The Downtown Hollywood Mural Project is successfully rounding its second year with an impressive roster of artists including Daniel Fila a.k.a. “Krave”, David “Lebo” LeBatard, Jessy Nite, Luis Pinto, Edward Mendieta, Ruben Ubiera, 2alas, Evoca1, Michelle Weinberg and Tati Suarez, all who have contributed amazing work to the community. Selected by a review committee, the project invites artists whose mural proposals promote health, happiness, and well-being.

When asked about the mural he and his partner are gearing up to begin next month, artist Chaz Gibson tells us, “We always try to project a positive theme in our pieces. Our signature characters have happy faces and are depicted doing everyday things in the world they live in. In this particular piece one of our characters is making adjustments to the aquarium he is looking after. As we are near the sea we threaded an aquatic theme with science and nature with an overall moral of looking after each other.”
The duo has clearly come up with a mural concept that speaks to Hollywood and incorporates attributes that this community can connect with. “We love the idea of the aquatic theme and the fact that the mural will promote togetherness. That is what Hollywood is all about and The London Police really get that about us”, remarks Lisa Liotta, Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency’s Operations Manager.
Since inception, The Downtown Hollywood Mural Project has garnered the attention of locals, visitors and art enthusiasts alike. Giselle Perez, a realtor in Miami comments on her experience, “The live mural painting events are really quite awesome to attend! No two events have been similar and each artist brings their own vibe. My friends and I come up from Miami for a bite to eat at one of the eclectic eateries on Hollywood Blvd. or Harrison Street. We pop into a few of the crafty boutiques and art galleries and really enjoy walking the streets to see the mural walls throughout the downtown. Often times, the artists have added or change something, which is always a nice surprise! The live mural performances are really fun to attend. Meeting new people who have an appreciation for art and community is always a good time!”

Art by Floyd & Isabel Original Fashion Show + Original Living Magazine Cover Party 9/19/14

Art by Floyd & Isabel Original Fashion Show + Original Living Magazine Cover Party
Friday, 09/19/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Art-by-Floyd-Flyer-2U.S. Century Bank of Coral Gables
3001 Ponce De Leon Blvd,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Facebook Link
Cost: RSVP Required

Isabel Original International & Art by Floyd unite to present their new line for women and men at the US Century Bank Coral Gables on Friday, September 19th 2014 from 6-9pm along with the cover release party for Original Living Magazine featuring Univision’s 3-time Emmy Awards winner tv/news personality Natalia Cruz.

Special performance by Franco Londono & Jose Luis Barba

By Invitation – Please RSVP to: [email protected]

Baccanali Miami Labor Day Weekend Pool Party 8/30/14

Baccanali Miami Labor Day Weekend Pool Party
Saturday, 08/30/2014 – 12:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Baccanali-Updated-FlyerDream South Beach Hotel
1111 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $20-30

MegaCity Events presents BACCANALI Ibiza in Miami for a Labor Day Weekend Rooftop Pool Party at Dream South Beach (Hotel) featuring a Maria Lepe Swimwear Fashion Show with MegaCity Models and music by BACCANALI’s Bryan Peroni and MegaCity Events’ own DJ Tinello. Bites will be available onsite from Naked Taco

Celebrity Birthday for actress/singer Shar Jackson celebrating together with singer/actor LL Cool J, Alfredo Versace, Karlie Redd (Official Fan Page) & 1035thebeat’s T-Roy, to name a few.

Hosted by Luigi Lone, Jessica Rivero, Hanna Maldonado & Chris Anthony

Early Bird & Pre Sale Tickets

For more info & poolside VIP table reservations call or text 786-277-3703.

Event Partners / Sponsors:
KNT PRO Cosmetics / KNT Beauty Studio
She’Luxe Couture Accessories
DeJa Vu Entertainment Inc
The Collective
Executive Choice Agency Group
Heavenly Cakes by Sonia

Miami DWNTWN Art Days 9/19/14-9/21/14

Miami DWNTWN Art Days
September 19-21, All Day
dwntwnartdays Downtown Miami

Art Days is designed to bring together and promote the cultural community, in addition to facilitating and incentivizing art exhibitions and other cultural activities. In its third year, Art Days, supported by the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA), continues to provide free inspiring art activities across the Downtown cultural landscape. Working in partnership with a variety of arts and culture institutions, organizations and artists, Art Days is a three-day cultural exploration that incorporates countless free events and exhibitions for the community to experience and enjoy. Art Days offers something for everyone from family activities, panel discussions, international exhibitions, bike tours, walking tours and so much more!

Art Days is comprised of three components:
The Hub
located at MCAD, 100 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33132
The “hub” is the epicenter for information on Art Days. In 2013 over 130 events took place around Downtown Miami, so it’s worthwhile to take a moment and set an itinerary to make the most out of the weekend!
The hub is the place to…
…find someone to help you navigate through the vast amount of things to do.
…start most walking and bike tours.
…be creative and paint your own unique t-shirt.
…hang out and connect with your friends on social media.
…find people to welcome you to Downtown Miami.

The Fringe
The “Fringe” is a set of curated activations of Downtown Miami in the form of visual and performance art projects. The visual art projects are commissioned, site-specific public art installations, curated by a specialist contemporary art curator Amanda Sanfilippo, and located within a one-mile radius around the Hub for easy walkability. This year’s Fringe has been initiated in partnership with Miami Dade County’s Art in Public Places.

The Events
Throughout the three day weekend, over 60 different art organizations, culture organizations, non-profits and artists activate their spaces with exhibitions, performances, cocktails meet and greet, art talks, panels and more. New for 2014 is an increased family friendly programming and children activities to accommodate the growing number of families living in Downtown.
Realizing the lack of performing arts in last year’s mix of events, the Miami DDA, in collaboration with the Olympia Theatre, is debuting a series of performance pieces in public areas and venues all around Downtown
As a guideline, here is a schedule for the weekend:
Thursday: Media/VIP Preview of the Fringe and Art Days
Friday: School tours/ Exhibitions openings/ post -work cocktail activities
Saturday: Museum day; art tours and exhibitions
Sunday: Cultural activities/bike tours

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Miss South Florida USA and Miss South Florida Teen USA Pageant 11/9/14

Miss South Florida USA and Miss South Florida Teen USA Pageant
Sunday, 11/09/2014 – 05:00 pm – 08:30 pm
10492056_815971901770816_2591223746597850620_nMiami Elk Lodge
10301 Sunset Drive,
Miami, Florida 33173
Webpage Link
Cost: $15 in Advance, $20 at the door

Miss South Florida USA and Miss South Florida Teen USA pageants are official preliminaries to the state televised Miss Florida USA and Miss Florida Teen USA. Opening to contestants ages 14 to 27. Then annual event will take place on Sunday November 9 at the Miami ELk Lodge. Doors open at 4:30pm event starts at 5:00 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

Magnum Speakeasy – One Night Only 7/2/14

Magnum Speakeasy – One Night Only
Wednesday, 07/02/2014 – 07:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Magnum-Speakeasy-edited-FinalMagnum Restaurant and Lounge
709 NE 79th St.,
Miami, Florida 33138
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Cost: Free- No Cover ; Table Reservations Strongly Recommended

Join us on Wednesday 7/2/14 at 7:30pm @ Magnum Restaurant and Lounge, as Mr. Show Business himself, Maestro Bill Campbell turns back the clock to the roaring twenties for a night of scandalous fun and frolic! Prohibition is in full force, and we’re ‘breaking the law’ in a big (and fun) way! Join us for this period musical cabaret co-starring Henry Perez, Charlotte Libov, David Kessler, Raymond Estrella, Antonio Stark, Rick Jazzed, Antonio Divine, Gus Briand, Neil Kolner, Marilyn Reitman, Hannah Lasky, Amy Arlo, and Claudine Faifer. Specialty cocktails, great food, secure parking. **No open-mic tonight** ; Period attire preferred. RESERVATIONS STRONGLY SUGGESTED- Call (305) 757-3368. See You There!

Bare Bones by Carlota Pradera 6/13/14 – 6/28/14

Bare Bones by Carlota Pradera
Friday, 06/13/2014 – 06/28/2014 08:00 pm –
BARE_BONES_byAlexeyTaran-8Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
Webpage Link
Cost: $20

An experimental movement-based performance that employs unfamiliar language, confusing scenarios, and absurd chaos to analyze power dynamics among individuals and cultures.

Young Performers Light Up the Night for Young Talent Big Dreams Finals 5/3/14

Young Performers Light Up the Night for Young Talent Big Dreams Finals
Saturday, 05/03/2014 – 07:00 pm –
DSC_29101Actor’s Playhouse at Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33143
Webpage Link
Cost: $10

Young Performers Light Up the Night for Young Talent Big Dreams Finals
By Michael R. Malone, The Children’s Trust

Before beginning his original spoken word piece for the Young Talent Big Dreams finals, David Woodward paused in front of the microphone and closed his eyes, seeming to disappear.

Then he opened his eyes and launched his emotional performance, a fusion of words and gestures that spoke of the frustration and sometimes fury of the many boys and young men in Woodward’s Little Havana neighborhood who seek to rise above their poverty and shatter the stereotypes that weigh against them.

For his originality and creativity, Woodward, a 16-year-old junior and one of the top writers in his AP English course at SLAM Miami Charter Middle/High School, was named the overall Grand Prize Winner of Young Talent Big Dreams. This year marked the fourth and most ambitious rendition of the countywide talent contest, coordinated by the Actor’s Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre and sponsored by The Children’s Trust.
The cadre of judges, all professional artists or art critics, chose Woodward over a host of amazingly talented young musicians, dancers, composers and wordsmiths performing in a range of categories, both individual and group. For the top prize, Woodward received $500 in cash and a free trip for two – air fare, hotel and passes – to attend the live American Idol finale in Los Angeles, CA, courtesy of WSVN CH7.
Woodward, who’s been rhyming, rapping and creating original poetry since elementary school, credited his English teacher, Crystal Espinosa, at SLAM for helping him craft his award-winning performance piece. With her guidance, he revised the piece more than twenty times, working steadily on it for more than a month.

“Though I like to write, I wasn’t much of a reader before. The experience of competing in YTBD really taught me about perfecting my writing craft,” said Woodward, nicknamed the “silent assassin” by his classmates for the riveting power and precision infused in his work.

Winners were chosen for each of the categories, and 27 acts competed in all in the finals held Saturday, May 3 at the Actor’s Playhouse. These contestants were selected from the hundreds that participated over the past four months in the total seven auditions held at venues around the county.

“Every year the talent gets better and better, and the dreams get bigger and bigger for this competition,” said Charles M. Auslander, president and CEO of The Children’s Trust, adding that “The Trust is dedicated to helping to encourage the dreams of the children of Miami-Dade County.

Throughout the finals night as he has at all the auditions, emcee Earl Maulding kept the audience caffeinated with his infectious good humor as he sang the high praises of the performers who were competing and those who auditioned over the past few months.
¨These kids are just beyond believing. For many of them this contest is the first time that they walk onto a stage for an audition, but to hear and see them – you’d never know it. Their talents – and courage – are just off the charts,” commented Maulding, who directs the Young Audiences Theatre at Actors’ Playhouse.

Individual first-place winners in each category received $200. Ysabella Reyes, a 10-year-old who studies dance at Dance Hall and who dreams of becoming a ballroom dancer and choreographer wooed judges with her Individual Dance performance. Abdias L. Armenteros, a 9th grade student at Miami Union Academy took top prize in Individual Musical Instrument with his spirited saxophone performance. In the relatively new category for Individual Original Composition, Javmar Perez-Contreras, a 14-year-old pianist who attends Pinecrest Preparatory Middle High School, won first prize in stiff competition.

Carolina Rivero, an 8th-grader at St. Thomas the Apostle, delivered a spirited rendition of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” to win Individual Vocal Pop/Rock/Rap. Judges awarded top prize for Individual Vocal Theatre/Jazz/Classical to Amanda Gonzalez-Piloto, a freshman vocalist at the New World School of the Arts, who delighted the audience with her version of “Taylor the Latte Boy.”

In Bands competition, One Love, comprised of five young musicians – Carina Ubinas, 15, Joshua Paulus-Rosenow, 15, Carlos Ubinas, 14, Michael Ubinas, 11, and Gabriela Ubinas, 9 – who’ve been performing together just a few months, took top prize. Each musician received $50. In Group Dance, Monica Delgado, an 8th grader at Coral Way K-8, and Anne Wright, an 8th grader at Westminister Christian School, won top honors and $100 each. Both are dancers with the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet. Imani Coker, 16, and Naya Schere, 17, won top honors for Group Musical Instrument for their viola duet. Both are musicians in Coral Reef Senior High’s Orchestra Magnet. The two also received $100 each.

All category winners received master classes taught by local professionals and opportunities to attend a range of professional performances over the coming year; a pair of subscriptions to the Actors’ Playhouse 2014-15 Mainstage Season; local restaurant certificates; and professional headshots for their portfolios from Alberto Romeu Photography. The Individual Dance Winner also received a full scholarship to the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet.

Judges for the finals performance included: David Arisco, artistic director at Actors’ Playhouse; Lynn Martinez, WSVN CH7 News Anchor; Mary Carmen Catoya, Principal Dancer, Miami City Ballet; Howard Cohen, Features Writer, The Miami Herald; Natalie Lewis-Schere, Co-Founder and Executive Director of PATH; and Joel Someillan, Award-winning musical producer of Nickelodeon’s Dora The Explorer and Go Diego Go! TV shows.

Early in the evening, Actors’ Playhouse executive producing director Barbara Stein welcomed local dignitaries and graciously thanked the many event sponsors. At the end of the night, the stage was filled with beaming contestants, purple Finalist medallions swinging at their necks. Stein’s welcome words still echoed in the confettied air.

“This has been the most amazing competition, one that inspires the dreams of so many and that we’re so glad to be a part of. Nobody’s leaving here tonight who’s not a first-class winner.

South Florida Palm Society Show & Sale 5/3/14 – 5/4/14

South Florida Palm Society Show & Sale
Sunday, 05/03/2014 – 05/04/2014 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.

The South Florida Palm Society will hold its annual spring show & sale featuring the world’s largest sale of rare and exotic palms. Each visitor can take home a free palm seedling while quantities last. Vendors and members will be available for advice and to answer any questions on the proper methods for growing a variety of palms. While there, stroll through the 83 acres of Fairchild and enjoy the world-class collection of palms and cycads.

The public is also invited to attend South Florida Palm Society general meetings held at Fairchild at 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of every even-numbered month. The next meeting is June 2.

National YoungArts Foundation presents the World Premiere of The Way of the Rain Miami 3/11/14

National YoungArts Foundation presents the World Premiere of The Way of the Rain Miami
Tuesday, 03/11/2014 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
TWOTR-invitation_finalNational Young Arts Foundation
2100 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: 47.50 – 125

On Tuesday, March 11, the National YoungArts Foundation will present the world premiere of The Way of the Rain Miami – a collaborative performance art piece by an all-star creative team directed by Sibylle Szaggars Redford. This unique multidisciplinary show pays homage to Earth and its universal elements through the exploration of light, sound, color and texture. The concept for this one night only event was inspired by Redford’s more than 20 years as an environmental activist and visual artist. Music by Will Calhoun, Chuck Palmer, and Dave Eggar. Special performance reading by Redford’s husband, Academy Award winner and YoungArts Master Teacher, Robert Redford.

The Way of the Rain Miami is generously sponsored by EventStar, The Miami Herald and Bacardi.

WHEN: The Way of the Rain Miami Performance
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
8:00 PM

ALSO: Presented for the first time in Miami, The Way of the Rain Paintings, a coinciding exhibition featuring Sibylle Szaggars Redford’s artwork will be on display starting March 11 in the YoungArts Gallery. Free and open to the public from 10am to 4pm Monday through Friday,
Saturday and Sunday by appointment. To make an appointment call 305.377.1140.

WHERE National YoungArts Foundation Campus
2100 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33137

TICKETS The Way of the Rain Miami
Performance tickets on sale now; to purchase, visit youngarts.org
$500 VIP tickets (includes gold-level seat, pre-show cocktail reception and a post-show cast Meet & Greet)
$125 tickets (premium performance seat)
$47.50 tickets (mezzanine seat)

For more information, visit www.youngarts.org.

Artistas Unidos Por La Paz En Venezuela 3/7/14

Artistas Unidos Por La Paz En Venezuela
Friday, 03/07/2014 – 07:00 pm – 02:00 am
141 SW 7th St
Miami, Florida 33130
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

Tenemos el agrado de invitar a toda la comunidad venezolano en Miami y a todas aquellas personas que quieran acompanrnos a una noche en la que peruanos, mexicanos, colombianos y de todas las nacionalidades, nos uniremos con un solo fin, la paz en Venezuela, sera un evento gratutito donde se reuniran diversos artistas por la mas noble causa… el fin de la violencia en nuestro hermano pais Venezuela! Los esperamos!

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Artistas Unidos Por Venezuela
MPP Brickell – Artists United For Venezuela

Throwback Thursdays 3/6/14

Throwback Thursdays
Thursday, 03/06/2014 – 03/06/2014 08:00 pm – 01:00 am
download_20140302_144632MPP Brickell
141 SW 7TH St
Miami, Florida 33130
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

If you’re a fan of the Miami Heats, and also you are looking for the best and authentic peruvian food in Miami, atmosphere, and live music?
And still do not know where to go?
Come join us and have a blast with us!
And later enjoy the sounds of Tartara perfoming live!
Your will not regret!

Big Brother Auditions 3/22/14

Big Brother Auditions
Saturday, 03/22/2014 – 03/22/2014 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Cameo Nightclub
1445 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Miami, FL…Big Brother is coming to South Beach. On Saturday, March 22, casting producers from the popular reality show will personally audition potential participants for season 16 of Big Brother, scheduled to air this summer on CBS. Auditions will take place from noon to 3 pm at the Cameo nightclub, 1445 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach.
The producers promise to meet everyone who shows up for the audition by 3 PM. Callbacks will take place the following week.
Big Brother follows a group of strangers living together in a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones that record their every move 24 hours a day, seven days a week. One by one, the House Guests vote each other out of the house until at the end of three months, the last remaining House Guest wins the grand prize.
The auditions are open to any U.S. citizen age 21 and up. Those interested can pre-register by going to http://www.cbs.com/casting.
WFOR-TV/CBS4 and WBFS/myTV33 are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.
For more information on CBS4 and myTV33 please visit cbsmiami.com.
Press contact: Lee Zimmerman, Director of Communications, WFOR-TV and WBFS
Phone: (305) 639-4426
e-mail: [email protected]

The Way of the Rain Miami 3/11/14

The Way of the Rain Miami
Tuesday, 03/11/2014 – 08:00 pm –
TWOTR-invitation-UPDATENational YoungArts Foundation Campus
2100 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: $47.50

The National YoungArts Foundation presents The Way of the Rain Miami, a performance art piece by Sibylle Szaggars Redford in collaboration with a superstar creative team including YoungArts alumni Dave Eggar and Desmond Richardson with a special guest performance by Robert Redford. This unique multidisciplinary show pays homage to Earth and its universal elements through the exploration of light, sound, color and texture. The concept for this one night only event was inspired during Redford’s more than 20 years as an environmental activist and visual artist.

ASDA Winter Postage Stamp Show 2/14/14

ASDA Winter Postage Stamp Show
Friday, 02/14/2014 – 02/16/2014 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
flfacebookcoverBroward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

The ASDA’s Annual Winter Postage Stamp Show will be held for the first time ever at The Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale Florida,. The show is now located centrally between West Palm Beach and Miami. The Broward County Convention Center is just 5 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale Airport and 1 minute from the sun and sand. The Show dates are February 14-16, 2014, show hours are 10:00am to 6:00pm Friday and Saturday and 10:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday.

Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance 2/20/14-2/23/14

Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance
Thursday, 02/20/2014 – 02/23/2014 09:00 am – 02:00 am
miami-logo-final-4Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Dr,
Miami, Florida 33149
Webpage Link
Facebook, Twitter & Instragram: @GrassRootsMiami.
Tickets are very moderately priced, with day passes ranging from $25-$40.
Adult 4-Day Tickets are $100 in advance, $120 at the gate.
Youth ages 13-15 are just $20 per day or $50 for 4-Days, with Kids 12 & under Free.
Tent Camping Passes are $25 per night or $50 for 4-Nights. Vehicle Camping Passes, which include a tent pass are $50 per night or $100 for 4 Nights. Any vehicle larger than 21ft and cars towing campers are considered RVs and priced at $150.
Volunteer opportunities are still available in trade for free tickets.

Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music, Art & Dance has unveiled this year’s line up! The GrassRoots Festival will be returning to Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in Miami, Florida, February 20th – 23rd, 2014. The festival will be celebrating its third anniversary with the most impressive and diverse lineup to date. The Festival will also feature a Sustainability Fair, Yoga, Tai Chi, Live Art, Music Workshops, Dance Workshops, and Children’s Activities .

4 days, 4 stages, and over 50 bands.

Onsite camping is available.
A limited number of tickets are available now for $90. See website for camping options.
Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival Artist Announcement:
The Del McCoury Band
Oliver Mtukudzi & The Black Spirits
Donna The Buffalo
MC Yogi
John Brown’s Body
Monsieur Periné
Locos Por Juana
Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band
Spam Allstars
Toubab Krewe
…and many more!

Returning for its 3rd year, The Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music, Art & Dance presents its most ambitious and diverse program lineup yet. The 4-Day Festival offers something completely different than any other festival or event in Florida. Highlights include performances from over 50 bands from across the globe, yoga & healing arts workshops, a huge Kids Village, live art & installations, music & dance workshops, camping on the beach, and much more. From February 20th through February 23rd the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park sets the stage for an interactive event filled with participatory experiences for all ages to enjoy.

An incredibly diverse and culturally rich musical lineup creates the Festival’s foundation. The programming includes Latin Grammy Award-winning Afro-Colombian group ChocQuibTown, Zimbabwe’s national treasure and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits, The most awarded Bluegrass legend of all time The Del McCoury Band, Latin Grammy Award-winning Best New Artist Sie7e, Trail-Blazing Americana mainstay Donna the Buffalo, current Reggae chart toppers John Brown’s Body, plus tons of hometown heavy-hitters like Spam All-Stars, Locos Por Juana, DJ Bill Kelly, Suenalo, and Elastic Bond. A full listing of bands ranging in genre from Cajun to Electronic, Roots Rock, Latin Pop, Country, Hip-Hop and beyond can be found at http://virginiakeygrassroots.com/music-art/performer-lineup

The Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival is full of activities for kids and families. The Kid’s Village offers free art projects, musical workshops, story time, kids’ yoga, a playground, games and all kinds of creative exploration all day long! Children ages 12 and under are admitted to the festival for free.

The event is in many ways a ‘lifestyle festival’ with a holistic approach to entertainment that engages all of the senses. In partnership with the Zen Village of Coconut Grove, the Festival’s Healing Arts Area offers daily workshops in various lineages of Yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, traditional dance, healing drumming, and more wellness practices. Practitioners of various healing modalities such as massage, Reiki, reflexology, and more offer their services throughout the day in a lovely shaded grove along the water.

Festival-goers have the opportunity to engage with legendary musicians and instructors at numerous Music and Dance Workshops. Musical workshop highlights include; World Drumming, Banjo & Fiddle, and Native Flute. Dance workshops for all levels take place prior to performances in the 10,000 square foot wood floored Dance Tent, including Bachata, Salsa, and Zydeco instruction. At Miami’s Scratch DJ Academy Booth, participants of all ages can try their hand at DJ-ing with instruction from world-renowned DJs and teachers.

Environmental sustainability and ecological preservation are at the heart of the event. The Sustainability Fair & Expo is an interactive model of engagement between South Florida businesses and festival attendees. Over the course of the weekend Green Businesses, featuring sustainable services and products work alongside non-profits to promote a sustainable future for Miami. There will be solar demos, bio-diesel education, urban farming workshops, and more. The Festival also has a mission of creating Zero Waste, with recycling and compost stations setup throughout the event. Biking to the festival is encouraged! Half-priced Sunday tickets are available for all who arrive by bicycle and numerous bike-centric activities are offered throughout the weekend.

The GrassRoots organization is deeply committed to building relationships in the community. The cornerstone of these local partnerships is the Roots in the Schools collaborative outreach program. In the week leading up to the event, The Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival brings musicians into local schools for musical performances, classroom presentations, workshops, hands on experience and cultural enrichment. The program’s goal is to promote the creative health of young people, foster arts appreciation, and provide an opportunity for them to connect with the inspiring world of music. Please take a minute to view a short highlight video from last year’s program offerings; http://youtu.be/8eTbyKStR_0

Held on the pristine sands of the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, camping is available on the main festival grounds, just steps from the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. Virginia Key is a short ride from downtown Miami, but is quiet and secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city, creating the perfect setting for this one-of-a-kind festival. Tent camping and Vehicle Camping are available. Campers can come stay for single nights or all 4 nights of the festival.

Miss Art Deco 2014 Beauty Pageant 1/11/14

Miss Art Deco 2014 Beauty Pageant
Saturday, 01/11/2014 – 01/11/2014 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Art-Deco-2014-PosterRebeca Sosa Theater
1401 Westward Drive,
Miami Springs, Florida 33166
Webpage Link
Cost: 20

The second annual Miss Art Deco Beauty Pageant is now back. Pageant held this upcoming Saturday January 11, 2014. Searching for our next winners. The winners will be part of the Art Deco Weekend Festival Parade and the annual Art Deco Fashion Show in Miami Beach and advance to Miss Florida USA and Miss Florida Teen USA. Winners will also receive sponsored prizes.

For more information visit the website.
Feel free to call Fatima at 305-753-1224 or email at [email protected]
Deadline to register is January 6, 2014.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door

The 1st Annual Miss Russian Miami Beauty Contest 11/21/13

The 1st Annual Miss Russian Miami Beauty Contest
Thursday, 11/21/2013 – 11/22/2013 08:00 pm – 04:00 am
4x53Tatiana Club & Restaurant
1710 E Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009,
1710 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd, Florida 33009
Facebook Link
Cost: 65.00

The First Annual Miss Russian Miami Beauty Pageant
Russian women are some of the most beautiful in the world, come see some of the most beautiful women compete to win the largest prizes to date and the coveted title of Miss Russian Miami which comes with a top prize of a $25,000 Modeling Contract.
Hosted by “Most Beautiful Women in the World” Julia Lanski.
After party featuring DJ Johnny Versace & DJ Edward Indigo.
Music Production and Special Performance by Y-M DISTRICT.

Free Admission on Veterans Day at Miami Seaquarium 11/11/13

Free Admission on Veterans Day at Miami Seaquarium
Monday, 11/11/2013 – 11/12/2013 09:00 am – 06:30 pm
Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

In recognition of their service to our community, all veterans, active duty military, police, fire and EMT personnel will receive free admission to Miami Seaquarium for Veterans Day, November 11 and 12. A valid military or first responder I.D. must be provided at the ticket counter.

All accompanying family members, up to five, will receive a discounted admission price of $11 plus tax.

Barry University Fine Arts Department presents, William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” 10/23/13 – 10/27/13

Barry University Fine Arts Department presents, William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”
Wednesday, 10/23/2013 – 10/27/2013 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Romeo-and-Juliet-Poster-2Shepard and Ruth K. Broad Center for the Performing Arts at Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33161
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

To top off a week’s worth of scholarly lectures and cultural events celebrating William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, Barry University’s Fine Arts Department proudly presents, “Romeo and Juliet.” All are welcome and theater goers will enjoy this adaptation of the world’s most beloved romantic tragedy interpreted by student performers and under the direction of John Manzelli, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Barry University, and Antonio Amadeo, Associate Artistic Director of the Naked Stage. The show will run from October 23 – 27, 2013 with a post-show discussion taking place immediately following the October 24th performance. Dr. Ruth Tallman, Barry’s Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Manzelli will discuss the philosophical and artistic issues relevant to this play.

Sunday October 27, Matinee Performance at 2:00 p.m. All other performances begin at 7:00 p.m.

Batuke Samba Funk Brazilian Love Affair 9/11/13

Batuke Samba Funk Brazilian Love Affair
Wednesday, 09/11/2013 – 09/11/2013 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
BATUKE_11_Sep_squareThe Funky Biscuit
303 SE Mizner Blvd,
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Eventbrite Link

Batuke Samba Funk is a bilingual high energy Brazilian band that mixes rhythms such as Funk from the 70’s with Afro Samba, Brazilian Big band, Batucada, Soul, and R&B. Band based in Miami FL sure to always spice up the place, get people dancing and give a great cultural twist wherever they go!

Get your dancing shoes on and come party with us and enjoy a great show the Brazilian way!

LED Hula Hoop performers at Fifty Ultra Lounge 9/21/13

LED Hula Hoop performers at Fifty Ultra Lounge
Saturday, 09/21/2013 – 10:00 pm – 05:00 am
Fifty Miami Ultra Lounge at Viceroy
485 Brickell Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33131
Webpage Link

On Sept. 21, performances light the night with an Led Hula Hoop performers. The colorful trance and light show will be accompanied with the sounds of DJ M Dot and Joseph Anthony. Doors open at 10 p.m.

Marlins Celebrate Puerto Rican Heritage Night at Marlins Park with Post-game concert ft. Jerry Rivera 8/17/13

Marlins Celebrate Puerto Rican Heritage Night at Marlins Park with Post-game concert ft. Jerry Rivera
Saturday, 08/17/2013 – 07:10 pm –
501 Marlins Park,
Miami, Florida 33125
Webpage Link

The Marlins celebrate Puerto Rican Heritage Night on Saturday, August 17th as the Marlins take on the 2012 World Series Champions San Francisco Giants. There will be pregame and post-game festivities as well as the Saturday Spectacular West Plaza Concert with latin artist Jerry Rivera. For ticket information visit marlins.com/specialevents

Siempre Flamenco Corazon y Alma 11/8/13-11/10/13

Siempre Flamenco “Corazon y Alma”
Friday, 11/08/2013 – 11/10/2013 08:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Siempre-FlamencoSouth Miami-Dade Culttural Arts Center- Black Box Theater, Cabaret Series
10950 SW 211 Street,
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
Webpage Link
Cost: $25 in advance, $30 day of show

Corazon y Alma (Heart and Soul) is an exciting and authentic flamenco show dedicated to preserving the art of flamenco in a fresh and engaging performance. Guitar, song and dance are in constant dialogue, and the spontaneity of conversation is interpreted in the language of flamenco. The audience becomes witness to the vast array of human emotions that are expressed through flamenco, and are thus transcended in time as they partake in a moment of flamenco life. The company will offer a retrospective of flamenco dance styles—from intimate solo expressions to intricate group compositions, colored with castanets, shawls and fans. Corazon y Alma will delight and exhilarate young and old. The depth of human emotion expressed is timeless and crosses all ethnic cultures and experiences.

Ultimate Miami Weekend 11/7/13

Ultimate Miami Weekend
Thursday, 11/07/2013 – 11/09/2013 09:00 pm – 12:00 am
Ultimate-MiamiMagic City Casino
450 NW 37 Avenue,
miami, Florida 33125
Webpage Link
Cost: $50

Ultimate Miami, LLC, creator of Miami’s talent competitions showcasing local rising stars in the fields of mixology, entertainment and culinary arts, will be hosting Ultimate Miami Weekend November 7 – November 9, where finalists will compete for a cash prize of $5,000, paired with performances by nationally known entertainers.

– Gin Blossoms headlining Ultimate Miami Band – November 7
– Tracy Morgan headlining Ultimate Miami Bartender – November 8
– Expose headlining Ultimate Miami Voice – November 9

All events will take place at Stage 305, Magic City Casino’s newest entertainment venue. Tickets are now available for all events at www.theultimatemiami.com or by calling 305-460-6579.

“We are very proud to present the second season of Ultimate Miami. We knew South Florida had talent, but the caliber that was showcased during the first year blew us away. We can’t wait to see what the second season will unveil,” said Scott Savin, Chief Operating Officer of Magic City Casino. “The audience is in for three amazing shows. Gin Blossoms, Tracy Morgan and Bret Michaels will each bring down the house! How often do you get to experience outstanding entertainment and support local artists in one evening? It’s a win-win on all fronts.”

Alternative rock band, Gin Blossoms, will headline the Ultimate Miami Band competition on Thursday, November 7 at 9pm. The band is known for upbeat hits including “Hey Jealousy,” “Follow You Down” and “Found Out About You.” Their albums, New Miserable Experience and Congratulations I’m Sorry, have both reached platinum status.

Emmy nominated comedian, Tracy Morgan, will perform as part of the Ultimate Miami Bartender competition on Friday, November 8 at 8:30pm. Morgan’s accomplished career has included seven years as a cast member on NBC’s sketch-comedy series, “Saturday Night Live,” and on the award winning hit NBC series, “30 Rock.”

Pop-dance band Exposé, will be performing at the Ultimate Miami Voice competition on Saturday, November 9 at 9pm. The Miami based  band was the first group to have four top ten hits (“Point Of No Return,” “Come Go With Me,” “Exposed To Love” and “Seasons Change”) on  the Billboard Hot 100 charts from a debut album, Exposure. The pop trio’s smash single, “Point Of No Return,” played a key role in pioneering the freestyle music genre, still popular today

Tickets are now available for Ultimate Miami Weekend. General admission tickets are $50 per event and include a free drink. Ultimate Miami Bartender admission includes a sampling of contestants’ drinks. VIP tables for each night are $500 and include a complimentary bottle of champagne and seating for four. Ultimate Miami Weekend attendees must be 21 and over.

Becca Stevens Band 4/25/14

Becca Stevens Band
Friday, 04/25/2014 – 04/26/2014 08:30 pm –
Becca-Stevens-BandSouth Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street,
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
Webpage Link
Cost: $25 in advance, $30 day of show

North Carolina-bred, New York-based singer/composer/guitarist Becca Stevens has already received copious praise from the likes of The New York Times, who described her as “a best-kept secret” and “impressively absorbing.” The Boston Phoenix noted Becca’s “big voice and no-bull– – emotional delivery,” while The Winston-Salem Journal stated, “Stevens’ singing is remarkable, soulful, pitch-perfect and subtle in its controlled acrobatics. The arrangements are exquisitely produced, and her acoustic songs boast musical textures and colors that embrace the adventurism of jazz.”

Trey Mcintyre Project 4/12/14

Trey Mcintyre Project
Saturday, 04/12/2014 – 08:00 pm –
Trey-McIntryre-ProjectSouth Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street,
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
Webpage Link
Cost: $25-$45

“If you had to pick a dance company to represent the United States, the Trey McIntyre Project would be an excellent choice. This troupe, based in Boise, Idaho, exudes earnest American openness, despite its dazzling, ballet-rooted technique. And Mr. McIntyre is a highly gifted choreographer, with broad appeal.”

—The New York Times

Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam Comes to Miami

Cirque du Soleil is a company that has been around for many years entertaining and enamoring an array of diverse crowds and cultures around the world. I have had the privilege to dig seriously into the mesmerizing world of these romantic, comedic, dramatic and poetically-mastered acrobatic stories that have touched the hearts and lives of many. In the search for some answers, I have come across the most fascinating facts, and have compiled a few pieces of information about the shows and the history of Cirque du Soleil.

An interview with Cirque du Soleil’s spokesperson:

Tell us a little bit about how a show is born…what are the first pieces of inspired thoughts, and the actions taken thereafter to put those pieces together to make those ideas come to life?  
First comes the creative spark in the genius mind of the Director of Creation. It could be an image, a song, a feeling… anything! A team, including the World’s top Creators in each field, is then put together to bring these ideas to life.  

How is then a program arranged or coordinated along with all the logistics? 
The Creation process of a Cirque du Soleil show averages 13 months! During that time a lot happens simultaneously; creation, casting, production, rehearsals. So much happens that it is hard to describe. I would say the best way to experience it is to watch the Emmy Award winning series “Fire Within” following the creation of Cirque du Soleil VAREKAI.

Besides the performers, how many other people are involved in the production/behind-the-scenes to put on a Cirque du Soleil show? 
On Quidam we have 45 performers coming from 20 different countries and 45 crew members. Show technicians, cooks, sport medicine therapists, truck drivers, accountants…altogether the Quidam family requires 90 people from 25 countries to make the magic happen.  

What inspired this upcoming show, Quidam, in particular?  
Franco Dragone had spearheaded several Cirque du Soleil productions and wanted to explore a new dimension; real life, real characters, real emotions. This time around Cirque du Soleil brings you into the imaginary world of a little girl, Zoé.

What is the intention, not just with Quidam, but with all the previous, current and future stories performed by Cirque du Soleil…is it more entertaining, or is intention more towards connecting with the audience at an emotional level?
Cirque du Soleil is dedicated to the creation, production and performance of artistic works whose mission is to invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world.

What can we expect from this show that could, perhaps, be different from all the other shows we have seen to date?
Quidam is a beautiful, emotional haunting production. Instead of putting on stage fantastical creatures, Quidam visits a world where eccentric characters take the shape of humans with real life concerns and emotions.

Would you like to share something in particular about the main character of this story, or about the storyline of Quidam?
The great thing with Quidam is, it is very theatrical but the storyline is not force-fed to the audience, therefore you might be sitting next to a person that sees a completely different meaning behind the imagery of Quidam depending on their own life story. I always love to eardrop on conversation as the crown leaves the show – you hear the best show reviews and interpretations!

Cirque du Soleil Facts & Statistics 

  • Cirque du Soleil began with 20 street performers in 1984
  • The company has over 5,000 employees, including 1,300 artists
  • More than 100 types of occupations can be found at Cirque du Soleil
  • The average age of its employees is 37
  • The company’s employees and artists represent close to 50 nationalities

Cirque du Soleil – Quidam Show Schedule – July 31 – August 4

•             Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m.

•             Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m.

•             Friday, August 2 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

•             Saturday, August 3 at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

•             Sunday, August 4 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Ticket Information

•             Adults: From $40 to $80

•             Children (12 & under): From $32 to $65

•             Military, Seniors & Students: From $36 to $67.50

Tickets for the general public are available online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/quidam or by calling 1-800-745-3000.