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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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
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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
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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
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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]