La Petite Haiti Culture Walk 8/29/15

La Petite Haiti Culture Walk
Saturday, 08/29/2015 – 08/29/2015 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
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101 West Flager,
Miami, Florida 33130
RSVP / Register
Cost: Members: $20 Non-Members: $30

Vin jwen nou! Come join us! Learn about the Haitian diaspora with our HistoryMiami guide through the colorful neighborhood of Little Haiti. Visit the Little Haiti Cultural Center’s art galleries, shop at the Caribbean Marketplace and enjoy the rhythm and aromas from this vibrant community. Other tour stops include a botanica, Libreri Mapou Creole and French bookstore. Walk-ups welcome.

Guided Exhibition Experience: Operation Pedro Pan 8/29/15

Guided Exhibition Experience: Operation Pedro Pan
Saturday, 08/29/2015 – 08/29/2015 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
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101 West Flager,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: free with museum admission

Come and experience the Operation Pedro Pan Exhibition as told firsthand by the former children of the Operation Pedro Pan. These tours are provided in partnership with Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc.

Tour available on select Saturdays only:

August 1, 15, 29

October 3, 17, 31

December 5, 19

Mystery, Mayhem & Vice City Bus Tours 8/22/15

Mystery, Mayhem & Vice City Bus Tours
Saturday, 08/22/2015 – 08/22/2015 01:00 pm – 03:30 pm
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101 West Flager,
Miami, Florida 33130
RSVP / Register
Cost: Members: $50 Non-Members: $60

Hear stories of mobsters, murderers, drug smugglers and bad guys on this coach ride with HistoryMiami Historian Dr. Paul George, as Miami’s colorful criminal past is revealed. Mark the sixth anniversary of the restoration of courtroom 6-1, site of Al Capone’s trial. Visit the Miami City Cemetery, Bayfront Park, site of the attempted assassination of President Elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Coconut Grove home of convicted murderer Joyce Cohen and sites where the original “Miami Vice” TV series was filmed. On our way to the South Beach doorstep of the murdered and ill-fated designer, Gianni Versace, get a glimpse of the historic Palm Island, where Al “Scarface” Capone lived.

Tour of Little Haiti with Cultural Meal 8/15/15

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Tour of Little Haiti with Cultural Meal
Saturday, August 15, 10:00am – 2:00pm
littlehaitiLittle Haiti
5927 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
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The Urban Tour Host presents “Miami’s Cultural Community Tours & Eco-Tours” featuring Little Haiti.
The walking tour highlights the Historic and Cultural attractions in the vibrant, historic, cultural neighborhood of Little Haiti, Miami and will be conducted by Mr. David Brown, MA, The Urban Tour Host and author of “The Story of Little Haiti featuring its Pioneers”.

The tour will conclude at Leela’s Restaurant in the heart of “Downtown Little Haiti” with a delicious sit down cultural meal.

Miami Center for Architecture and Design presents SketchMIA 9/26/15

Miami Center for Architecture and Design presents SketchMIA
Saturday, 09/26/2015 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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100 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $25-$30

An Urban Sketch Tour

Come explore Miami’s historic downtown like an architect! See our city’s landmark buildings through an architect’s eyes, using a sketchbook and pen. Learn to draw by sketching some of downtown Miami’s historic landmarks, like the Dade County Courthouse, the Church of Gesù and the old US Post Office Building, home of MCAD! This 2-hour course is open to beginners and novices of all ages who love architecture and want to explore it through drawing.

Joaquim Perez (University of Miami) and David Rifkind (FIU), local architects and educators, will introduce you to basic drawing techniques and lead you on the urban adventure brief sketching tour of downtown Miami. A good pair of walking shoes, maybe a hat and certainly a sketchbook and drawing implements will come in handy!

Tours depart from MCAD rain or shine. Tours are limited to 12 participants and sell out quickly. Tickets are $20 for AIA & AIAS members, $25 for seniors and students, $30 for all others. Advance reservations online are required(up to 60 minutes before tour time). Tours are held on the last Saturday of each month and begin promptly at 10:00 AM. All sales end at 9:30 AM. Please be at MCAD before 9:50 AM.

SketchMIA: An Urban Sketch Tour 8/29/15

SketchMIA: An Urban Sketch Tour
Saturday, 08/29/2015 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
sketch-tourinvitation-aug-1Miami Center for Architecture & Design
100 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $25-$30

An Urban Sketch Tour
Come explore Miami’s historic downtown like an architect! See our city’s landmark buildings through an architect’s eyes, using a sketchbook and pen. Learn to draw by sketching some of downtown Miami’s historic landmarks, like the Dade County Courthouse, the Church of Gesù and the old US Post Office Building, home of MCAD! This 2-hour course is open to beginners and novices of all ages who love architecture and want to explore it through drawing.

Joaquim Perez (University of Miami) and David Rifkind (FIU), local architects and educators, will introduce you to basic drawing techniques and lead you on the urban adventure brief sketching tour of downtown Miami. A good pair of walking shoes, maybe a hat and certainly a sketchbook and drawing implements will come in handy!

Tours depart from MCAD rain or shine. Tours are limited to 12 participants and sell out quickly. Tickets are $20 for AIA & AIAS members, $25 for seniors and students, $30 for all others. Advance reservations online are required(up to 60 minutes before tour time). Tours are held on the last Saturday of each month and begin promptly at 10:00 AM. All sales end at 9:30 AM. Please be at MCAD before 9:50 AM.

Choose Your Own Adventure: A Miami History Tour #2 7/29/15

Choose Your Own Adventure: A Miami History Tour #2
Wednesday, 07/29/2015 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
MiamiTour01-tropi1The DRB
501 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $15

Join us for an interactive historical adventure at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Archives—home to more than 35,000 hours of South Florida history going back to 1911.

We’ll kick things off with happy hour at the DRB, followed by a special choose-your-own-adventure tour. You can pick any Miami topic you want to explore, and Archives staff will curate a unique historical journey for us through film, images, and audio.

Tickets include tour admission and a free drink at the DRB.

Happy hour begins at 5:00pm. The tour will depart from the DRB at 7:00pm.

Tickets: $15 for a single admission. Get two tickets for $25 and bring a friend!

Members sign in to see the discount code for 50% off on your tickets!

Choose Your Own Adventure: A Miami History Tour #1 7/23/15

Choose Your Own Adventure: A Miami History Tour #1
Thursday, 07/23/2015 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
MiamiTour01-tropiThe DRB
501 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
None Link
Cost: $15

Join us for an interactive historical adventure at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Archives—home to more than 35,000 hours of South Florida history going back to 1911.

We’ll kick things off with happy hour at the DRB, followed by a special choose-your-own-adventure tour. You can pick any Miami topic you want to explore, and Archives staff will curate a unique historical journey for us through film, images, and audio.

Tickets include tour admission and a free drink at the DRB.

Happy hour begins at 5:00pm. The tour will depart from the DRB at 7:00pm.

Tickets: $15 for a single admission. Get two tickets for $25 and bring a friend!

Members sign in to see the discount code for 50% off on your tickets!

There are two dates for this event. Check out the other one here:
http://thenewtropic.com/event/choose-your-own-adventure-a-miami-history-tour-2/

Poets In Autumn Tour 2015 9/5/15

Poets In Autumn Tour 2015
Saturday, 09/05/2015 – 08:00 pm –
Nine-5-eventCentral Church
1300 SW 87th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33174
Webpage Link
Cost: 20.00

The Poets in Autumn Tour features four of the most gifted, passionate & humble artists in the spoken word & hip hop movement. Janette…ikz, Jackie Hill Perry, Preston Perry, & Ezekiel Azonwu. Featuring Special Guest, Jonathan McReynolds

You’ve watched them all grow as lyricists over the years, but also as followers of Christ. Their heart for bringing the Gospel to people through the form of spoken word has changed lives across the globe and they are bringing a fall tour to North America this year that is sure to continue changing lives for the Kingdom!

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walk Tour 6/27/15

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walk Tour
Saturday, 06/27/2015 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
6.27-Tour-ccMiami Center for Architecture & Design
100 NE 1st Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost:

This two-hour walking tour highlights several of downtown Miami’s best historic buildings, most of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours begin with a brief introductory presentation at MCAD, itself located in the 1912 Old Post Office Building at the center of the City of Miami’s Historic District and covers a three-block area in the core of the Central Business District. Whether you are an architect or just love architecture, this tour is for you!

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walk Tour 7/11/15

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walk Tour
Saturday, 07/11/2015 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
7.11-Tour-ccMiami Center for Architecture & Design
100 NE 1st Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33132
None Link
Cost:

This two-hour walking tour highlights several of downtown Miami’s best historic buildings, most of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours begin with a brief introductory presentation at MCAD, itself located in the 1912 Old Post Office Building at the center of the City of Miami’s Historic District and covers a three-block area in the core of the Central Business District. Whether you are an architect or just love architecture, this tour is for you!

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walk Tour 7/25/15

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walk Tour
Saturday, 07/25/2015 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
7.25-Tour-ccMiami Center for Architecture & Design
100 NE 1st Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33132
None Link
Cost:

This two-hour walking tour highlights several of downtown Miami’s best historic buildings, most of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours begin with a brief introductory presentation at MCAD, itself located in the 1912 Old Post Office Building at the center of the City of Miami’s Historic District and covers a three-block area in the core of the Central Business District. Whether you are an architect or just love architecture, this tour is for you!

The Victorious Boys Symposium Coalition presents a three-night empowerment workshop 6/22/15, 6/23/15, 6/24/15

The Victorious Boys Symposium Coalition presents a three-night empowerment workshop
Monday, 06/22/2015 – 06/24/2015 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
LogoFlorida Memorial University’s Lou Rawls Auditorium
15800 N.W. 42nd Ave,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
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Cost:

The Victorious Boys Symposium Coalition presents a three-night empowerment workshop on June 22-24, 2015, 6PM-8PM (daily) at Florida Memorial University’s Lou Rawls Auditorium (15800 N.W. 42nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054) for Middle School and High School boys ages 11-19. This year’s theme is Fatherlessness, Complications & Contradictions of Criminal Justice System, and Violence and the Impact on Home and School featuring speaker Mayor Oliver Gilbert, Eugene Schneeberg, Edward Keyton, Bill Diggs, Morris Copeland, Sean Horne, Torri Stuckey. The aim of the event is to impact the way young men think, live, and interact with their community and the world in which they live.

Horse Racing 101 6/13/15

Horse Racing 101
Saturday, 06/13/2015 – 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Horse-Racing-101-JPEGGulfstream Park
901 S. Federal Hwy,
Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009
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Cost: Free

Have you ever wanted to go to the horse races but weren’t sure what it was all about? Have you ever been to the racetrack and felt a little clueless when it came to picking a winning horse or making a wager? RSVP today for “Horse Racing 101” and come out to Gulfstream Park for a crash course on all things horse racing! Entry is free but space is limited, so RSVP your party to [email protected] today!!

Miami Design Preservation League’s Centennial Tour 4/13/15

Miami Design Preservation League’s CENTENNIAL TOUR
Monday, 04/13/2015 – 11:00 am –
Art Deco Welcome Center
1001 Ocean Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: $25 per person

This tour focuses on eleven representative days of the past 100 years through the eyes of Miami Beach citizens, recounting important key events and trends in the history of the city. 2nd Monday of each Month at 11am.

INTown’s New Sales Office in Coral Gables 4/16/15

INTown’s New Sales Office in Coral Gables
Monday, 04/16/2015 – 04/16/2015 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
InTown-Logo-JPEGINTown’s Sales Office
21 Almeria Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Everyone is invited to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvre at InTown’s new sales office in Coral Gables. InTown, the two 14-story residential towers in the heart of Little Havana is minutes away from Downtown, Brickell, Coconut Grove, Vizcaya, American Airlines Arena, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and Miami International Airport. Guests will get to know InTown’s realtors, who can further explain the 6 different floor plans and styles the development has to offer. Metered parking will be available on the street.

River Marina Grand Opening 3/7/15

River Marina Grand Opening
Saturday, 03/07/2015 – 03/08/2015 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
River-Marina-flyerRiver Marina
3079 SW Otter Ln.,
Stuart, Florida 34997
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Join us this weekend to celebrate the opening of our amazing model homes. Plus, there will be sweets and treats for the whole family to enjoy!
Perfectly nestled along the peaceful St. Lucie Canal in Stuart, River Marina also features an unbeatable location, providing convenient access to all that the area has to offer such as sun-swept beaches, gourmet waterfront restaurants, high-end shopping and distinguished cultural venues are all just minutes from your doorstep. “South Florida’s #1 homebuilder brings the grace of the Mediterranean to Stuart’s newest destination. This unmatched community of spacious townhomes offers four brilliant designs featuring two bedrooms with loft to three bedrooms, two to two-and-one-half baths and up to nearly 2,000 a/c sq. ft. of living space. Throughout this family-focused community residents will experience Lennar’s legendary luxury lifestyle and lavish amenities including family pool complete with oversized sundeck and cabana, on-site children’s play area, and much more! For more information go to: http://len.nr/1wI6CqF or call 772-403-7713

The Miami Design Preservation League and the MIMO Biscayne Association present the X2 Bus Tour 3/28/15

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The Miami Design Preservation League and the MIMO Biscayne Association present the X2 Bus Tour
Saturday, March 28, 10:15am – 1:00pm
x2BUSTOURTour starts and ends at Soyka’s Restaurant
5556 Northeast 4th Court
Miami, FL 33137
Cost: $30
Tickets: Purchase the tickets online in advance
Social Media: @MDPL1976 #MDPLtours

There is a limited number of tickets, so purchase your tickets soon!

The Miami Design Preservation League has partnered with the MIMO Biscayne Association to create the X2 Bus Tour
Tour Starts: Promptly at 10:30am
Tour Ends: 1pm

The MIMO Biscayne Association and the Miami Design Preservation League present the X2 Bus Tour. Tour and see both Miami’s Historic MIMO District and Miami Beach’s North Shore Historic District on one bus tour. Live commentary on the history and architecture of both districts with your guides, Franzi Medina from MDPL and John Bachay from MIMO Biscayne Association. Includes a stop at the newly renovated historic Vagabond Hotel. Proceeds benefit the Miami Design Preservation League and the MIMO Biscayne Association.

Miami Experience the all new 2015 Chrysler 200 and Chrysler 300 Near You 3/12/15

Miami Experience the all new 2015 Chrysler 200 and Chrysler 300 Near You
Thursday, 03/12/2015 – 03/15/2015 12:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Miami International Mall
1455 NW 107th Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33172
Webpage Link
Cost: free

Between Thursday, March 12 and Sunday, March 15, get in the driver’s seat and take a test drive in the new 2015 Chrysler 200 and Chrysler 300 at your convenience, speak with a product specialist to learn about the features of the vehicles, and receive a $10 gift card just for participating at the following locations:

Thurs, March 12 – Sat, March 14 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Sun, March 15 11:00am – 7:00pm
Miami International Mall
1455 NW 107th Avenue
Doral, FL 33172

Register to test drive at the Chrysler tent and automatically accelerate your chances to win $45,000 towards any eligible vehicle from FCA US in early 2016.

The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 was named Midwest Automotive Media Association’s (MAWA) “Family Vehicle of the Year” and awarded the 2015 Best Buy distinction in the midsize segment by automotive editors at Consumer Guide®. The 2015 big bold, American Chrysler 300 sedan, features an even bolder “face of Chrysler” front grille, signature LED lighting and more.

Explore like a Local: Homestead Tour with The New Tropic 1/31/15

Explore like a Local: Homestead Tour with The New Tropic
Saturday, 01/31/2015 – 01/31/2015 11:00 am – 06:00 pm
NewTropic_ExploreLocal2The New Tropic
100 NE 2nd Street,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $55

Join us for a field trip to Homestead, where we’ll learn about the orchid industry, taste and tour the incredible agriculture that grows in South Florida, and wrap it all up with a backyard BBQ at a family run tilapia farm.

We’ll be leaving from downtown Miami with our magic sweet school bus, in true field trip fashion. We’ll have food and drink (juice boxes!) on the way, and we’ll have activities to meet your fellow wanderers. Perhaps a sing-along or two. No permission slips needed. Though you do need a ticket.

We’ll meet up at 11:00AM on Saturday morning and will return to downtown Miami at 6:00PM.

Artist Talk with Jason Aponte 1/15/15

Artist Talk with Jason Aponte
Thursday, 01/15/2015 – 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm
ARTIST-TALK-JasonCafeina Wynwood Lounge
297 NW 23rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Join an engaging talk with Bakehouse resident artist, Jason Aponte this week, moderated by curator Ananda DeMello. He will be speaking about his current exhibition on view, his painterly style and the erotic and cinematic iconography appearing throughout his works.

Happy hour beverages available at the main bar, 5-8pm. Burlesque performances following at 8pm. 21 and over only.

PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Miami 1/2/15

PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Miami
Friday, 01/02/2014 – 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Miami-PhanArt-flyerAdrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Peacock Foundation Studio
1300 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

The PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Miami, featuring a wide variety of artists who draw inspiration from the music of Phish, will be held on Friday, January 2, 2015 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132. This one of a kind art show, created and produced by Pete Mason, will be held on the third day of Phish’s four night stand at Miami’s American Airlines Arena, only a 5 block walk from the Arsht Center.

The lineup announced for the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Miami represents a wide array of artists from among the Phish art community. Longtime Phish artists Ryan Kerrigan, TRiPP, Isadora Bullock, Michael Boyer, StuPINdous Creations, Pompeii Prints and Fred Sutter are regular exhibitors at PhanArt shows and fans can expect to find a large portfolio from each artist of current and past art.

Pin makers and designers MYFE. Designs, Party Time Pins, Noah Phence, Pin me Down, Cactusbomb, Pinsanity Designs, and Ant Pharms Pins will feature their ever-popular pin series and designs, as well as other items made specifically for the Miami shows.

First time exhibitors to the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition include Sweet Melis, Otto Art, Brooke Appelman, Brian Bojo’s Phifty-Two Weeks, Golden Road Gallery, Jampanties, Ebbleberry Designs, Super Rad Cape Co, Highly Concerned Enterprises, Brendan Nicolan and The Shakedown Shop. Each of these exhibitors brings something new to the show, be it posters, clothing, underwear, a year-long art project, children’s clothing and much more.

A musical performance from San Francisco-based pianist Holly Bowling will take place throughout the art show, with performances on the hour from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The sets will feature Phish songs arranged for solo piano and several “jam transcriptions”, including a complete rendition of the ‘Tahoe Tweezer’ during the final hour, beginning at 4 pm. Check out Holly’s previous performances with Marco Benevento and at her own solo gig in San Francisco during this past year’s Bill Graham Run. For updates on the performance and more information please visit Holly’s Facebook page.

Non-profits benefitting from the PhanArt show include The Mockingbird Foundation, which has awarded grants for music education totaling more than $800,000 over the past 15 years. PhanArt has raised, through a book and website created to showcase the art made by Phish fans, over $18,000 for The Mockingbird Foundation since 2009.

Phish Art shows have been held since 2003 with great success. Unique posters, pins, shirts, stickers and much more are made for Phish shows, making the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Miami, a must-attend event during Phish tour. Produced by Pete Mason, founder of PhanArt and author of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, these PhanArt exhibitions have been held in Atlantic City, Chicago and Las Vegas over the past 14 months and represent a continued effort to promote and exhibit original and unique concert art from a wide variety of artists. The eclectic artists featured at this event show the broad scope of Phish related art and capture the inspiration of the band in their art. Phish’s creative fan base makes amazing art inspired by the band, their music and the locales they play.

In keeping with the great tradition and success of past art shows, the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Miami, will offer free entry to all patrons and tubes available for purchase. Special edition works only available at the show can be viewed on PhanArt.net and acquired exclusively at the PhanArt show.

Art Fairy Art Miami Tour Schedule 12/3/14-12/7/14

Art Fairy Art Miami Tour Schedule
artfairyDecember 3-7, 2014
$50 per person for a group adult or family tour, maximum 8 people.
$200 for a 1 hour private tour (maximum 4 people)

Whether you are a new collector or interested in expanding your art historical knowledge, Art Fairy will educate you! All of our tours are led by art historians, and provide insightful information about artists, movements and the art market. Please join us for the learning experience of a lifetime.

Group Adult and family tours:
Saturday and Sunday – 1pm and 3pm
Children’s Art Area:
Open during the duration of the fair and complimentary
Private Tours Available Upon Request From Wednesday December 3 Through Sunday December 7th

Interested in learning more at Art Basel? We have insider information on who the galleries are showcasing and why that we would love to share with you. Tours offered include:
Emerging artist tour – Focus on the global artists featured in the Nova, Positions, and Kabinett sections of the fair.
Mid-career artist tour – Conceptual and abstract painting, post-internet works, new photography and innovative installations will be addressed.
Post-War European artist tour – In depth discussions on the established post-war Italian, French and German artists who are experiencing great museum and market revivals and are well-represented at Basel.

We can also customize a tour for you. Message us here for more information.
Register now since space is limited! Please indicate the tour name and requested time: www.artfairyeducation.com or call 917 379-7575 or email [email protected] or [email protected], and please note your preference for an English, Spanish, or Russian speaking docent.

Breakfast al Fresco at the Bass 12/5/14

Breakfast al Fresco
1624Fri. Dec 5, 10 am
Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Free for Bass Museum of Art members at the $250-level. All others $20. Reservations required. RSVP [email protected]

Breakfast@thebass will feature a guided tour of Art Basel in Miami Beach Public. Join us for this informative tour and a light breakfast before heading out to the fairs.

Elmgreen & Dragset, Powerless Structures, Fig 101, 2014, Courtesy Victoria Miro

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour 3/7/15

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour
Saturday, 03/07/2015 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
logo-lg7Miami Center for Architecture + Design
100 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $15 – $20

This two-hour walking tour highlights several of downtown Miami’s best historic buildings, most of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours begin with a brief introductory presentation at MCAD, itself located in the 1912 Old Post Office Building at the center of the City of Miami’s Historic District and covers a three-block area in the core of the Central Business District. Whether you are an architect or just love architecture, this tour is for you!

Tours depart from MCAD rain or shine. All are $20 or $15 for seniors and students. Advance reservations online are required (up to 60 minutes before tour time). Tours are held on alternate Saturdays and begin promptly at 10:15 AM. All sales end at 9:30 AM. For pre-paid guests, please be at MCAD by 10AM.

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour 3/21/15

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour
Saturday, 03/21/2015 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
logo-lg8Miami Center for Architecture + Design
100 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $15 – $20

This two-hour walking tour highlights several of downtown Miami’s best historic buildings, most of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours begin with a brief introductory presentation at MCAD, itself located in the 1912 Old Post Office Building at the center of the City of Miami’s Historic District and covers a three-block area in the core of the Central Business District. Whether you are an architect or just love architecture, this tour is for you!

Tours depart from MCAD rain or shine. All are $20 or $15 for seniors and students. Advance reservations online are required (up to 60 minutes before tour time). Tours are held on alternate Saturdays and begin promptly at 10:15 AM. All sales end at 9:30 AM. For pre-paid guests, please be at MCAD by 10AM.

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour 2/21/15

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour
Saturday, 02/21/2015 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
logo-lg6Miami Center for Architecture + Design
100 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $15 – $20

This two-hour walking tour highlights several of downtown Miami’s best historic buildings, most of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours begin with a brief introductory presentation at MCAD, itself located in the 1912 Old Post Office Building at the center of the City of Miami’s Historic District and covers a three-block area in the core of the Central Business District. Whether you are an architect or just love architecture, this tour is for you!

Tours depart from MCAD rain or shine. All are $20 or $15 for seniors and students. Advance reservations online are required (up to 60 minutes before tour time). Tours are held on alternate Saturdays and begin promptly at 10:15 AM. All sales end at 9:30 AM. For pre-paid guests, please be at MCAD by 10AM.

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour 2/7/15

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour
Saturday, 02/07/2015 – 10:00 am – 12:30 am
logo-lg5Miami Center for Architecture + Design
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Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $15 – $20

This two-hour walking tour highlights several of downtown Miami’s best historic buildings, most of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours begin with a brief introductory presentation at MCAD, itself located in the 1912 Old Post Office Building at the center of the City of Miami’s Historic District and covers a three-block area in the core of the Central Business District. Whether you are an architect or just love architecture, this tour is for you!

Tours depart from MCAD rain or shine. All are $20 or $15 for seniors and students. Advance reservations online are required (up to 60 minutes before tour time). Tours are held on alternate Saturdays and begin promptly at 10:15 AM. All sales end at 9:30 AM. For pre-paid guests, please be at MCAD by 10AM.

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour 1/24/15

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour
Saturday, 01/24/2015 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
logo-lg4Miami Center for Architecture + Design
100 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $15 – $20

This two-hour walking tour highlights several of downtown Miami’s best historic buildings, most of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours begin with a brief introductory presentation at MCAD, itself located in the 1912 Old Post Office Building at the center of the City of Miami’s Historic District and covers a three-block area in the core of the Central Business District. Whether you are an architect or just love architecture, this tour is for you!

Tours depart from MCAD rain or shine. All are $20 or $15 for seniors and students. Advance reservations online are required (up to 60 minutes before tour time). Tours are held on alternate Saturdays and begin promptly at 10:15 AM. All sales end at 9:30 AM. For pre-paid guests, please be at MCAD by 10AM.

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour 1/10/15

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour
Saturday, 01/10/2015 – 10:00 am – 12:30 am
logo-lg3Miami Center for Architecture + Design
100 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $15 – $20

This two-hour walking tour highlights several of downtown Miami’s best historic buildings, most of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours begin with a brief introductory presentation at MCAD, itself located in the 1912 Old Post Office Building at the center of the City of Miami’s Historic District and covers a three-block area in the core of the Central Business District. Whether you are an architect or just love architecture, this tour is for you!

Tours depart from MCAD rain or shine. All are $20 or $15 for seniors and students. Advance reservations online are required (up to 60 minutes before tour time). Tours are held on alternate Saturdays and begin promptly at 10:15 AM. All sales end at 9:30 AM. For pre-paid guests, please be at MCAD by 10AM.

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour 12/27/14

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour
Saturday, 12/27/2014 – 10:00 am – 12:30 am
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100 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $15 – $20

This two-hour walking tour highlights several of downtown Miami’s best historic buildings, most of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours begin with a brief introductory presentation at MCAD, itself located in the 1912 Old Post Office Building at the center of the City of Miami’s Historic District and covers a three-block area in the core of the Central Business District. Whether you are an architect or just love architecture, this tour is for you!

Tours depart from MCAD rain or shine. All are $20 or $15 for seniors and students. Advance reservations online are required (up to 60 minutes before tour time). Tours are held on alternate Saturdays and begin promptly at 10:15 AM. All sales end at 9:30 AM. For pre-paid guests, please be at MCAD by 10AM.

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour 12/13/14

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour
Saturday, 12/13/2014 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
logo-lg1Miami Center for Architecture + Design
100 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $15 – $20

This two-hour walking tour highlights several of downtown Miami’s best historic buildings, most of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours begin with a brief introductory presentation at MCAD, itself located in the 1912 Old Post Office Building at the center of the City of Miami’s Historic District and covers a three-block area in the core of the Central Business District. Whether you are an architect or just love architecture, this tour is for you!

Tours depart from MCAD rain or shine. All are $20 or $15 for seniors and students. Advance reservations online are required (up to 60 minutes before tour time). Tours are held on alternate Saturdays and begin promptly at 10:15 AM. All sales end at 9:30 AM. For pre-paid guests, please be at MCAD by 10AM.

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour 11/29/14

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour
Saturday, 11/29/2014 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
logo-lgMiami Center for Architecture + Design
100 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $15 – $20

This two-hour walking tour highlights several of downtown Miami’s best historic buildings, most of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours begin with a brief introductory presentation at MCAD, itself located in the 1912 Old Post Office Building at the center of the City of Miami’s Historic District and covers a three-block area in the core of the Central Business District. Whether you are an architect or just love architecture, this tour is for you!

Tours depart from MCAD rain or shine. All are $20 or $15 for seniors and students. Advance reservations online are required (up to 60 minutes before tour time). Tours are held on alternate Saturdays and begin promptly at 10:15 AM. All sales end at 9:30 AM. For pre-paid guests, please be at MCAD by 10AM.

Emerge Miami’s 100th Ride Celebrate Diversity Miami 10/11/14

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Emerge Miami’s 100th Ride Celebrate Diversity Miami
Saturday, 10/11/2014 – 10:00 am – 02:00 am
10-11-14-Emerge-CDM-Ride-Event-Flyer-1200Government Center
111 NW 1st Street,
Miami, Florida 33138
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

Emerge Miami’s 100th Bike Ride: Celebrate Diversity Miami, will be rolling through local communities on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, giving people a unique opportunity to learn more about several of our culturally diverse neighborhoods, and to connect with fellow greater Miami residents in a fun and interactive way.

More than 100 cyclists are expected to attend this family-friendly event that will be kicking off Celebrate Diversity Miami, a new large-scale community engagement initiative that aims to promote a deepened sense of connectivity between the culturally and ethnically diverse communities of greater Miami. The group, departing from Government Center in downtown Miami, will visit Overtown, Liberty City, and Little Haiti before concluding with a celebratory picnic at the beautiful, waterfront Museum Park, which recently opened up to the public this summer.

Along the way, riders will first stop by Overtown’s Dorsey Park, where URGENT, Inc. has been working on several mural projects documenting the rich history of that community. The second stop is at the MCI KaBoom Playground in Liberty City, where the Miami Children’s Initiative has been taking a block-by-block approach to breaking the cycle of poverty by investing in the potential of every child. Then riders will make a third stop in Little Haiti to experience the Little Haiti Cultural Center’s recently opened Caribbean Marketplace, an entertainment venue for showcasing arts & crafts, culture, and food. Finally, everyone will make their way over to Museum Park, and come together to celebrate Emerge Miami’s 100th ride milestone.

Emerge Miami and Celebrate Diversity Miami are proud to have the enthusiastic support of the Urban Renewal Greater Enhancement National Team (URGENT), Inc., Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI), and Little Haiti Cultural Center.

More information on the participating organizations is available at www.emergemiami.com and www.facebook.com/CelebrateDiversityMiami. For additional info on Emerge Miami’s 100th ride route, please contact Adam Schachner at [email protected] For further questions on Celebrate Diversity Miami, please contact Naomi Ross at [email protected]

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

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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

Click More for the Full List of Events
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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 –
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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

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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 [email protected] or call 305-713-5030. Be sure to tell them Soul Of Miami sent you!

Hope to see you onboard!

SeaFair Miami Cruises

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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.

World Famous “Old Spice Guy Visits Miami to Teach Young Guys How to Scent Responsibly 4/15/14

World Famous “Old Spice Guy Visits Miami to Teach Young Guys How to Scent Responsibly
Tuesday, 04/15/2014 – 01:30 pm – 03:30 pm
old-spice-man-isaiah-mustafa_510University of Miami
1300 Memorial Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Isaiah Mustafa, “The Old Spice Guy”, and Old Spice are going on the road across the U.S. on a “Smellcome to Manhood” tour to further Old Spice’s “scent responsibly” mission, which aims to end the overspraying epidemic once and for all.

Overspraying continues to be a major issue in the U.S. According to a recent national Old Spice survey, 90 percent of students (male and female) have been bothered by too much body spray at school. Even more revealing – 68 percent of young guys say they were not properly taught how to use body spray.

At 1:30 p.m., Old Spice will host a pop-up pep rally at the University of Miami with a live performance by the Sunsations, UM’s resident dance team, product giveaways and selfie photo opps with Mustafa.

A former wide receiver for the NFL, Mustafa gained sudden and substantial fame as the result of his Old Spice viral/TV campaigns, which garnered hundreds of millions of online hits and transformed Mustafa into a widespread sensation that culminated in an Emmy win for “Best TV Commercial.” In January 2014, Mustafa made his triumphant return as “The Old Spice Guy” for a series of digital “Internet-ventions”, designed to end the most embarrassing male mistakes.

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

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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:
ChocQuibTown
The Del McCoury Band
Oliver Mtukudzi & The Black Spirits
Sie7e
Donna The Buffalo
MC Yogi
John Brown’s Body
Monsieur Periné
Locos Por Juana
Suénalo
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.

Vixen Workout: The Concert 11/16/13

Vixen Workout: The Concert
Saturday, 11/16/2013 – 11:30 am – 05:30 pm
photoSTORY Nightclub
136 Collins Ave,
South Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost:

The Vixen Workout is the latest workout to hit the dance fitness scene from Miami, FL. Inspired by today’s biggest hits, creator Janet Jones puts the moves you see in night clubs, music videos and live stage shows into a killer 60-minute fast paced cardio session. Class participants are encouraged to wear sneaker wedges, which intensifies their workout by 40%. Janet Jones will be hosting another event for MIAMI this weekend! Can you believe it’s been a year since we began the Vixen Workout? To celebrate, we’re shutting down STORY Nightclub on South Beach! Event begins at 11:30am to shop among local beauty and fitness brands. Workout begins at 1PM following a celebration party for all attendees with sounds by DJ Stevie J! Hope to see you there.

Thanks for everything! #vixenarmy

HighWaterLine Bicycle Ride 11/17/13

HighWaterLine Bicycle Ride
Sunday, 11/17/2013 – 04:30 pm – 06:00 pm
HWL-Bike-Ride-Flyer-Web-SmallMagic City Bicycle Collective
1100 N. Miami Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33136
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

Miami is the #1 most vulnerable city to sea level rise. Miami’s HighWaterLine Project in partnership with the Magic City Bicycle Collective are organizing a bike ride through the streets of Miami to tour our future waterfront considering 6 feet of sea level rise projected by the end of the century. Arrive 30 minutes early if you need your tires pumped, or if you need minor bicycle adjustments.

Please wear as much blue as possible on this ride. We will be filmed from the air for a short video on climate change resilience in Miami. Your participation in this event will communicate to our elected officials that you care about this issue.

The ride ends at Blackbird Ordinary, where all cyclists wearing blue can partake in free food and beer.

The HighWaterLine Project is a public art project that brings awareness of climate change by chalking the future sea level line. Chalking the line in Miami will occur on November 13, 14, and 17 in the morning. Go to https://www.facebook.com/ResilientMiami for more information.

Dwntwn Art Days 2013 Free Walking Tours 9/20/13-9/22/13

Dwntwn Art Days 2013 Free Walking Tours
6LR_2pdhSeptember 20 & 22, 2013
Tours are FREE. Space is limited to 15 per tour.
Please register at: [email protected] with tour title in subject.

Conducted by T. Wheeler Castillo
During Dwntwn Art Days

With anticipation building toward the second annual DWNTWN Art Days, a three-day celebration of unique cultural experiences, the Miami Downtown Development Authority commissioned artist T. Wheeler Castillo to curate a series of FREE walking tours showcasing the burgeoning downtown art scene. Wheeler Castillo has threaded relevant conversations in contemporary art through four immersive experiences of key subjects within the neighborhood.

Walking Tours will feature a variety of subjects specific to downtown Miami, including Architecture and Art Spaces. Walking Tours no. 2 and 4 titled: An Object, A Craft, and An Idea – are curated experiences exploring the various stages of pieces of art, including each medium’s history and craft, and how each is related to current debate and practice. Tours are open to all Downtown visitors, and will include visits to respective historical and culturally relevant buildings, private collections and artist studios and spaces, either on foot or via the Metromover.

Tour Schedule
Walking Tour no.1: Three Buildings, September 20, 2103, 11:00 A.M.
Meeting: The Freedom Tower – 600 Biscayne Blvd.
We will visit The Dupont Building, The Freedom Tower, a public installation contemplating development.

Walking Tour no.2: An Object, A Craft, and Ideas (CRAFT), September 20, 2013, 2:00 P.M.
Meeting: The Wolfsonian-FIU Downtown Study Centre – 21 SE 1st Ave.
This walking tour begins at a private collection turned study center, a visit with Frances Trombly, and then we contemplate Terrazzo.

Walking Tour no.3: Art Spaces, September 22, 2013, 11:00 A.M.
Meeting: Downtown Arthouse – 100 NE 11th St
Three variations of art spaces, including artist-run exhibition spaces, a live/work space for South Florida-based artists and short-term residencies, and a larger space that houses studios, galleries, and lounges that foster community.

Walking Tour no.4: An Object, A Craft, and Ideas (PRINT), September 22, 2013, 2:00 P.M.
Meeting: Downtown Arthouse – 100 NE 11th St
Second installation of this curated series, this time with a focus on Printmaking.

Miami Culinary Tours in South Beach-Great experience for tourists as well as locals alike By Betty Alvarez

I have always heard of Miami Culinary Tours as lovers of food who are new or old to the area walk to different restaurants to taste a piece of Miami’s gastronomic delights. It was not until recently that I got to join this savory tour that really opened my eyes on Miami and its rich culinary history.

First stop: 660 at the Angler’s- I arrived late at the first stop. The restaurant served fresh ceviche and tiradito. For my fellow walkers, it was a great start as it refreshed them as we walked in the hot Miami sun.

2nd Stop: Bolivar Restaurant. We stopped by this Colombian restaurant where each table in our area already had a Reposo cocktail mixed with Colombian beer and a small plate with one empanada colombiana (a deep fried crunchy corn Colombian patty stuffed with shredded beef and potatoes) and Patacones de Pollo (deep fried green plantains topped with shredded chicken with a hot sauce on the side. The sauce was a little bit too much to handle given that I am Peruvian and thank goodness the cold cocktail made it better. However for my fellow table foodies they preferred to be without it. But it was all good and tasty. Our tour guide Anna explained the various other Colombian cuisines that included la bandeja paisa; a typical fusion cuisine Colombian dish containing an oversized amount of food and the wide variety of ingredients, which prevent it from being served on a single regular plate, so it must be served in a platter or a tray. Yum!

In between some stops our tour guide talk about some of the historic buidings of Miami Beach such as the architecture of the Art Deco Hotel and one of the most famous photographed places in the world, the Versace Mansion while we all cooled off in the shade.

3rd Stop: David’s Cafe. This is one of the famous historic Cuban quick stop in Miami Beach. We were greeted by Pastelitos de Guayaba (Guava Pastries) and the famous Cafecito Cubano (Cuban Coffee). It was delish and for my fellow tour friends who were from Ohio it was nothing that they never tasted before. They never had Cuban coffee therefore it was great to see them enjoying a taste of Miami and Cuban history.

4th Stop: Larios on the Beach. After our tour guide Anna told us the history of Cardozo Hotel and how the Estefan Family built their empire in the culinary world, we strolled to Larios on the Beach Pop Up location inside the Cardozo Hotel. Their old location on the 800 block of Ocean Drive is currently being remodeled. Their smaller but yet popular place still serves the same delicacy. Due to the fact that we were all hot from our walking tour our waiter quickly severed us a tall glass of water while some of the fellow foodies ordered cocktails. A good basket of Cuban flattened bread served out of the oven was also brought to our table. Minutes later a small tasting plate of Ropa Vieja (shredded beef), Platanos Maduros (Sweet plantains), Arroz moro (White rice mixed with black beans) came to our table. Delish! This good serving of food was the highlight of our tour. It was overwhelmed with the array of flavors.

As we were going to our fifth stop, we headed to Deco Drive Cigars where Anna was explaining the history of the store as the Cuban cigar maker was sitting inside near the window for everyone to see how he made the cigars. Some of my fellow friends even went inside to buy them. To cool off from the dreaded heat, the rest of us headed almost next door to the Z hotel as we saw a good game of human chess in a lounge area located directly below the pool. If you look up you can see the pool area where some the kid swimmers said hi to us as they had some fun swimming in the depths of the pool.

5th stop: Jerry’s Famous Deli. Haven’t been here for over 2 years, the place has not changed. Formerly the gay disco nightclub Warsaw Ballroom in the 90’s, this deli came to be one of the famous pit stop for a good deli sandwich or meal. A sweet treat was served to us: Raspberry Rugala which is a delicious Jewish pastry.

6th Stop: Blocks Pizza Deli. Located in Washington Avenue, this small and quaint family-owned pizzeria makes delicious pizzas one “block” at a time. They only allow the freshest ingredients, organic seasonal produce, all natural deli meats sliced before you and homemade sauces to top the delicately baked crust. Other than pizzas, they cover all sorts of other cravings with home baked Blocks Pockets and freshly made Salads that also come in a delicious crispy Pocket. For our group experience the owner himself made the Sun-dried Hippie Block Pocket made out of sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, baby Spinach, basil pesto, and Kalamata olives. It’s like eating a pocket sandwich. Delish! All healthy and organic. Just the way I like it.

7th and last stop: Milani Gelateria. We headed to the beautiful and lovely Espanola Way where we strolled through the pedestrian walkway looking at all the quaint restaurants until we hit our last stop of the tour, Milani Gelateria. Authentic Italian Gelato. They showed off their gelato machine that contained the sweet and cool treat featuring a pinwheel of different flavors. OMG! We were all hot and could not wait to try a taste of heaven. I had the tropical gelato and it was sweet and creamy. It was a great ending to a hot day where we all learned great things during the food tour.

All in all, we hit seven stops, tried food from all over the country, mingled with people (mainly tourists) from all over the world, and as a local, I felt like a tourist. What a great afternoon and a great experience! I recommend that you should try it out!

For more information about Miami Culinary Tours please visit: www.miamiculinarytours.com

Corset Magazine’s Sensuality, Sexuality, & The Erotic – Miami 6/21/13

Corset Magazine’s Sensuality, Sexuality, & The Erotic – Miami
Friday, 06/21/2013, 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
flyerMIARoom Service
929 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Corset Magazine is hosting a night of cocktails, sex conversations and “toy” giveaways in Miami! Join us for erotic poetry, burlesque performances, a tantra presentation, and an audience Q&A about all things sexuality.

Complimentary Sunday Brunch at Irving Cypen Tower 3/17/13

Complimentary Sunday Brunch at Irving Cypen Tower
Sunday, 03/17/2013, 09:30 am – 01:00 pm
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5100 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Please join us at a complimentary brunch and tour at the newly renovated Irving Cypen Tower on Sunday, March 17th, 2013. Irving Cypen Tower is on the beautiful 20 acre campus of the Miami Jewish Health Systems, 5200 NE 2nd Ave in the heart of the Design District.

Brunch begins at 9:30 and will end at 1:00 PM. Please RSVP if you are planning to attend. Contact Leslee Geller at 305 232 LIFE (5433).

Look forward to seeing you there.

Jonathan Adler’s 100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life Book Tour 12/19/12

Jonathan Adler’s 100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life Book Tour
Wednesday, 12/19/2012, 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
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4040 N.E. 2nd Ave.,
Miami , Florida 33137
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Jonathan Adler invites you to toast his NEW BOOK with Autographs, Nibbly Bits, Fist Bumps, and Holiday Giving.

10% of the sales from the evening benefit Miami Children’s Museum