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

Miami DWNTWN Art Days
September 19-21, All Day
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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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Author Event: Randy Wayne White 8/25/14

Author Event: Randy Wayne White
Monday, 08/25/2014 – 08:00 pm –
Author-Randy-Wayne-White-Doc-Fords-Rum-Bar-GrillBooks and Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
More Info Link
Cost: Free

Randy Wayne White is the author of 21 Doc Ford novels, the Hannah Smith novels Gone and Deceived; and 4 collections of nonfiction. He will be speaking to us about his latest crime fiction novel, Haunted. This event is free and open to the public.

Author Event: Carl Hiaasen 9/23/14

Author Event: Carl Hiaasen
Tuesday, 09/23/2014 – 07:00 pm –
Carl HiaasenTemple Judea
5500 Granada Blvd.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
More Info Link
Cost: Book Purchase = Entry for 2

Carl Hiaasen has been writing about Florida since his father gave him a typewriter at age 6. Now Hiaasen writes a column for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels, like Hoot, Star Island and Bad Monkey. The #1 New York Times bestselling author is now serving up his unique brand of swamp-justice in Skink—No Surrender.

You’ll receive a voucher once you purchase the novel ($18.99) at any B&B location. This voucher serves as entry for 2 people to the talk and book signing.

Public Art Wednesday: Art Walking Tour

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If you’re looking for public art in Miami, your search ends here! The Miami Downtown Development Authority has partnered up with Miami Dade Art and Public Places to bring local Miami residents and visitors the first ever, “Art Walking Tour,” in Miami. Miami Dade art in Public places has commissioned over fifty-five artworks since 1973. Eleven select pieces of their collection will be featured on the,“Art Walking Tour.” This walking tour is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of Miami Art!

Learn about the artists and soak up some of the Miami flair as you travel through Miami and make six stops throughout the city exploring some of Miami’s finest public artworks! Your first stop will bring you to the Plaza of Miami Dade Cultural Center, your second stop will bring you to Miami’s Main Public Library, the third stop will be the Metro Dade County Building, the fourth stop is at Metromover Riverwalk Station, the fifth stop is at Bayfront Park, West Side, and the sixth and final stop on the walking tour is at the Miami Dade Community College! (Wolfson Campus) Throughout the six stops your will see eleven hand selected pieces chosen to be featured on the tour!  This walking tour is not only a great way to learn more about art, but it is a great family friendly activity and the perfect way to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather Miami has to offer!

For more information about the tour and for transportation information and maps: Click Here

Planet Kitchen Healthy Organic Food, Drink and Wellness Tour Experience 6/21/14

Planet Kitchen Healthy Organic Food, Drink and Wellness Tour Experience
planetkitchenSaturday, 06/21/2014 – 03:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Trio Yoga
2330 NE 2nd Ave, 

Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: 65.00

Join Planet Kitchen on June 21st 2014 from 3-8 pm to celebrate the maiden voyage of our action packed highly educational organic tour that showcases local farms, markets, restaurants and wellness businesses making real food, drinks, and healing us naturally a growing trend here in South Florida.

Come out and support the local community heroes taking our health and the health of the planet to the next level. Tickets are $65.00 with each participant receiving an EXCLUSIVE WELLNESS GIFT BAG.

Our tour begins at the wonderful Trio Yoga at 3:00pm for a demonstration on Acro and Aero yoga while enjoying a tasty treat prepared by our friends at Sambazon . We then whisk you away to Earth’n’ Us Farm to rekindle the connection we have with Mother Earth. Pet the animals, stroll through the gardens, visit the bee hives, check out the 3 story tree house and enjoy all that this wonderful oasis has to offer. It’s off to Choices Cafe – Upper East Side Miami to tickle our tastebuds with a mouth watering bite prepared with love and paired off with delicious organic wine provided by Girasole Vineyards. Our final stop takes us to Mi Vida Cafe, Vegan Cuisine where we have the pleasure of enjoying the food love they have to offer with Girasole Vineyards again pairing the food and wine deliciousness. On the bus we will be delighted by the tastes of OM Cocktails and other surprises await you.. Quinn Popcorn, Skoop, Essentia Water, SeedTabs, EnerBee.

SeaFair Miami Launches Daily Luxury Cruises and Open House 4/26/14

SeaFair Miami Launches Daily Luxury Cruises & Open House
Saturday, 04/26/2014 – 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
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Docked at the Bayfront Park South Dock at Chopin Plaza in downtown Miami adjacent to the InterContinental Hotel., 
Miami, Florida 33131
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Cruises start Sunday, April 27th
Book Your Cruise Now

Please visit us at your leisure between 11 am and 11 pm on Saturday, April 26th for an Open House. SeaFair Miami will offer unique shopping & dining cruises onboard a luxury $40 Million mega-yacht in the pristine waters of Biscayne Bay beginning April 27th. Choose from Daily Sunset & City Lights Sailings or Weekend Afternoon Cruises, both with an optional Gourmet Buffet and/or Ala Carte Al Fresco dining. Exclusive Holiday Sailings with unique programming, such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Fourth of July & New Year’s Eve, will also be featured throughout the year. SeaFair Miami is uniquely positioned as a luxury daily cruise experience and is perfect for residents, visitors, individuals, couples and groups. Private Charters of the yacht are an unparalleled choice for corporate meetings and incentives, social gatherings and galas, exhibitions, fundraisers and more … the possibilities are endless. Per person pricing is from $79 on weekdays and $89 on weekends. Optional gourmet brunch or dinner, sales tax and service charges are additional.

SeaFair Miami will be open to the general public for an Open House on Saturday, April 26th from 11 am to 11 pm. The ship will remain at the dock for this event.

We will offer our first Weekend Afternoon Sailing with optional Brunch and/or Al Fresco Dining on Sunday, April 27th. Click Here for more information or to make reservations. To inquire about hosting your group and/or a private charter of the ship, please email or call 305-713-5030. Be sure to tell them Soul Of Miami sent you!

Hope to see you onboard!

SeaFair Miami Cruises


SeaFair Miami Cruises

seafairDaily excursions Tuesdays through Sundays
Open to the public at dock
100 Chopin Plaza
Bayfront Park South Dock
Downtown Miami, FL

Ticket prices vary: Make Reservations Online Tell them Soul Of Miami sent you!

Sunset and City Lights Cruises
It is no secret, Miami truly comes alive after dark, and our City Lights Cruise is the quintessential Miami experience.
Friday and Saturday nights, 9PM to 11PM
Gourmet buffet or ala carte menu available. Visit website for pricing and details.

Brunch and Bay Cruises
What better way to top off the perfect Miami weekend or holiday than with a sun soaked cruise, shopping and gourmet buffet brunch aboard a luxury megayacht?
Saturday and Sunday, Embark: 10:30 AM, Cruise: 11AM-2:30PM, Disembark: 3 PM, (2 Brunch seatings, 11-12:30 and 1-2:30)
Gourmet buffet brunch or ala carte menu available. Visit website for pricing and details.

Afternoon Bay Cruise
Sunday from 4 pm to 6 pm.
Cocktails will be served at three bars and a tapas menu is available on the Sky Deck. Visit website for pricing and details.

Seafair Miami Dockside
For the land lover, SeaFair Miami offers dockside hours at Chopin Plaza.
Tues – Fri: 5-7pm & 11pm-midnight | Sat: 3-7pm & 11pm-midnight | Sun: 3-6pm
SeaFair is docked at Bayfront Park’s South Dock at Chopin Plaza next to the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Miami. Ample public parking is available within walking distance as well as free people mover access.

Cruise the crystal waters of Biscayne Bay on the $40 million MegaYacht for Dinner, Brunch, Holiday Celebrations, or just a lovely tour of the city lights.

SeaFair Art Galleries and Shoppes: While cruising browse the unique offerings of 20 art galleries and luxury boutiques. Local and internationally renowned artists, receptions, art performances and more. All on the MegaYacht Grand Luxe SeaFair.

Celebrate Miami: What better way to enjoy the Miami sunset than with cocktails on the Sky Deck followed by a gourmet dinner after dark watching the City Lights in the VIP restaurant? Enjoy family celebrations for Saturday and Sunday brunch on Miami’s only MegaYacht.

SeaFair offers a Miami experience like no other combining the best of intracoastal cruising, unique boutiques, and sophisticated dining. It is a truly memorable once in a lifetime experience for visitors and the ultimate venue for special occasions.

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SeaFair is the world’s first mobile megayacht venue and one of the ten largest privately owned yachts in the United States. The $40 million custom-built yacht was designed by internationally acclaimed yacht designer Luiz De Basto. At 228 feet and 2,800 international tons, it is the largest ship built for commercial operation on the Intracoastal Waterway and requires a draft of only 6.5 feet allowing it to dock at small yacht facilities in central city locations such as Chopin Plaza.

The well-appointed luxury venue features an impressive formal marble entryway, 28 individual exhibit spaces, a coffee bar, the Luxe Lounge, an open-air champagne and tapas bar on the aft deck, Sapore’, a formal glass-walled restaurant/club on Deck 3, Bistro360, an informal open-air restaurant and Bar360, a sky deck cocktail reception area.

Cruise, shop and dine aboard the uber-luxe 228-foot megayacht, SeaFair, offering the ultimate excursions where sea and sky converge with the glamour of iconic Miami.

seafairbanner1Enjoy four passenger decks with open-air sky deck dining, an elegant glass-walled club lounge, champagne and caviar bar and three decks of unique shops and galleries offering luxury must-haves including art, fine jewelry, designer trunk shows and more. International cuisine, tapas, fine wines and Champagne combined with live music ranging from jazz to island rhythms tops off this truly unique Miami experience.


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