Photographs of #VOTE305: Officially Nonpartisan at The Stage Miami on 10/29/14

#VOTE305: Officially Nonpartisan at The Stage Miami on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.   #Vote305 is a civic initiative for voters to become better educated about candidates and the issues in the final week before the November 4th election.

#Vote305 will provide a nonpartisan platform for candidates running for office to *briefly* share about their candidacy with a diverse stakeholder group of voters. Ballot item representatives will also be given equal time to present affirmative and opposing positions on state and county ballot issues, from medical marijuana legalization to allowing libraries in parks. Stay tuned for more info on confirmed candidates and representatives!

Host Committee: Aileen Alon, Alexandra Manrique, Alex Dominguez, Binsen Gonzalez, Caryn Lavernia, David Moscoso, Dwight Bullard, Luis Gazitua, Marlon Hil, Nelson Diaz, Saif Ishoof, Vance Aloupis

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Photographs of Swamptoberfest and People’s Choice Award on 10/22/14

Swamptoberfest and People’s Choice Award at Swampspace Gallery on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

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Brownes Beauty Hosts All Hail the Nail Launch Event 11/6/14

Brownes Beauty Hosts “All Hail the Nail” Launch Event Thursday, November 6th
Thursday, 11/06/2014 – 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm
209165_10151225361229915_1705053736_oBrownes Merchants & Trading Co. Design District
32 N.E. 39th St.,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: Free and open to the public

Brownes Merchants & Trading Co. is lacquering up locals with the launch of You Nailed It, Miami’s first monthly mani (or mani/pedi) membership program featuring weekly nail services and exclusive, VIP program perks.

Those looking to delight their digits with a weekly indulgence can opt for the Red Carpet Mani Membership (four monthly manicures for the price of three) for $66 or “play footsie” with the Velvet Rope Mani/Pedi Membership (four manicures and two pedicures) for $123. You Nailed It members will always have the perfect polish at their fingertips thanks to the salon’s luxurious selection of top-of-the-line lacquers including Essie and an assortment of Nars shades exclusive to Brownes.

Believe cuticle care should be shared? Unlike other beauty membership programs, Brownes’ nail club is happy to spread the lacquer love and transfer or gift one service from one beauty buff to another. Better yet, members looking to tap into their enterprising energy can score a $15 credit for each successful You Nailed It referral.
In addition to the promise of perfectly groomed hands and feet, Brownes’ nail club offers exclusive, VIP perks to members including complimentary refreshments and 15 percent off all retail purchases from their expertly-curated product assortment of beauty brands including Briogeo, Molton Brown, Nars, Skinceuticals, Diptyque, Caudalie, Red Flower, Escentric Molecules, Bumble & Bumble Bliss and more. Just in time for holiday gifting, Brownes is also offering You Nailed It member’s gratis gift-wrapping and delivery on all beauty basket orders over $100.

Taking the stress out of booking weekly services, Brownes offers standing appointments featuring convenient text reminders and the ability to cancel at the click of a button. Members can also elect to book online, allowing them to select a desired date, time, service and nail technician in one hassle-free step.

To kick off the festivities, Brownes will host an “All Hail the Nail” launch party on Thursday, November 6th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. AT BOTH LOCATIONS, South Beach and Design District. Guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails, sweet treats, and manicure touch-ups, while watching history in the making as Miami’s budding artists play on the “nail art” trend by creating original works with a palate of polishes.

“Carnival of Color” — IPC Visual Lab Fall Art Exposition Curated by Carl Juste 10/25/14

“Carnival of Color” — IPC Visual Lab Fall Art Exposition Curated by Carl Juste
Saturday, 10/25/2014 – 10/25/2014 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
CARNIVALCOLOR_NEW10ACND Gallery of Art at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep
4949 NE 2nd Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

An exhibition of works by advanced IPC Visual Lab photojournalism students whose images document the vibrant, colorful life characteristic of South Florida. Students are taught to think of each project as a concise statement of artistic, documentary, and/or journalistic intent. Each photo emphasizes color and how it makes our lives rich in its intensity by gathering ideas in its strata and depth while defining more than just a mood — hence color is memory. A section of the exhibition will be a photo essay depicting Carnival Miami 2013. Introduction by curator and Pulitzer Prize winning, Miami Herald photojournalist, Carl Juste. Exhibit continues with special hours through Art Basel Miami Beach/Miami Art Week and closes December 8, 2014.

Free with RSVP to [email protected]

Gallery Hours: M to F 9:00am to 4:00pm – other times by appointment

Knight Cities Challenge Community Information Session Miami 10/7/14

Knight Cities Challenge – Community Information Session / Miami
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 5:30PM – 7:30PM
knightcitiesThe Stage
170 NE 38th St
Miami, FL 33137
Register here to attend

5:30-6:30 p.m.- registration and networking
6:30 p.m. – program begins

For more information on the challenge, visit KnightCities.org and follow @knightfdn and #knightcities on Twitter.

Join Matt Haggman, Miami Program Director for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, for a community information session on the new Knight Cities Challenge.

The challenge is offering a share of $5 million for innovative ideas that answer the question: What’s your best idea to make cities more successful? We’re looking for projects at the city, neighborhood and block level – and all sizes in between – that can be put to work in one of the 26 Knight communities, which includes Miami. Ideas, which can be submitted by anyone, from anywhere, must focus on one or more of these three key drivers of city success: attracting and retaining talented people, expanding economic opportunity and creating a culture of civic engagement.

Matt will provide tips on how to craft your applications, the challenge timeline and review process, and answer just about any question you have. Representatives from Gehl Architecture will also attend to discuss ways to build more successful cities. Gehl Architecture is a global leader in rethinking spaces between city buildings; the firm has led acclaimed projects including the creation of bike paths and urban parks throughout New York City, and the redesign of New York’s Times Square.

High West Whiskey Dinner at Oak Tavern 9/25/14

High West Whiskey Dinner at Oak Tavern
Sunday, 09/25/2014 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
PrintOak Tavern
35 NE 40TH Street,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: $65.00 per person, exclusive of tax and tip

Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870, High West was founded in Park City in 2007 and has received multiple awards and accolades since that time including Whiskey Pioneer of the Year from Whiskey Advocate in 2011. A favorite among those who enjoy small batch, quality ingredients and a personal touch, the spirit blends perfectly with acclaimed Oak Tavern chef David Bracha’s modern American cuisine. Guests will sample five different whiskeys paired with four courses and a welcoming reception. Priced at $65.00 per person, exclusive of tax and tip, the feast will get underway on Thursday September 25 at 7:00 pm at the restaurant’s communal table. Seating is limited; reservations can be made by calling 786-391-1818.

Moksha Roots Live 9/19/14

Moksha Roots Live
Friday, 09/19/2014 – 09/20/2014 08:00 pm – 04:00 am
7th Circuit Studios
228 NE 59th ST Miami, Florida,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: $10

7th Circuit Productions and Moksha Family Arts Collective present “Moksha Roots Live”, the official after-party for The Rhythm Foundation’s “Big Night in Little Haiti”. Come out and vibe with us, support the ongoing monthly gallery opening, live music, DJs, and a drum jam that bring together the diverse cultural roots of Miami. This edition of Moksha Roots Live includes performances by: Empress Addi and Rara Rock, Army Gideon and the Moksha Roots Allstars showcasing Miami finest roots and world musicians. Also featuring DJ’s Mello-D and Ephniko, performance art by Dangerfun Entertainment, plus live painting by Rei Ramirez (www.urban-organics.biz) and much more.

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