Knight Arts Challenge Community Q&A Sessions 2/3/14-2/11/14

Knight Arts Challenge Community Q&A Sessions
Knight Arts Challenge Q&As-M,D,BMonday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.
YoungArts, Jewel Box
2100 Biscayne Blvd.
free parking under the YoungArts building

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m.
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Black Box Theater
10950 SW 211th St., Miami

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m.
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
6161 NW 22nd Ave., Miami

Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University
One East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Monday, Feb. 10, 1 p.m.
Marathon Government Center
2798 Overseas Hwy. (Mile Marker 48), Marathon

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m.
Frost Art Museum at Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St., Miami
(free parking in the Blue Garage)

As a way to recruit ideas from South Florida’s many neighborhoods, Knight Foundation will host a series of Community Q&A sessions from Marathon to Fort Lauderdale. The events, taking place Feb. 3-11, will offer tips on preparing applications, information on the challenge timelines, and a chance to talk to past winners on what gave their submissions an edge. The schedule is below.
“In recent years, we’ve seen a growing number of great ideas from our many neighborhoods—ideas that are bringing the arts into people’s everyday lives,” said Dennis Scholl, Knight Foundation’s vice president for arts. “We want to help ensure that there is art wherever you go in South Florida.”

The Community Q&As will be cohosted by: Bas Fisher Invitational, Cannonball, Miami Light Project, Sweat Records, WPBT2, Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, ArtSouth, M Ensemble, Black Archives History and Research Foundation, Opa-locka Community Development Corp., Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miramar Cultural Trust, Broward Cultural Council, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, Florida Keys Council of the Arts, and Florida International University’s music, art, art history and creative writing departments.

2013 Key West Film Festival 11/13/13

2013 Key West Film Festival
Wednesday, 11/13/2013 – 11/17/2013 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
San Carlos Institute
516 Duval St.,
Key West, Florida 33040
Webpage Link

Screenings are to take place primarily at Key West’s historic landmark venues the San Carlos Institute and Tropic Cinema with additional host sites for special events as well as opening and closing night parties. The Wednesday night welcome party takes place at 8 p.m. at Somo Beach Café followed by a screening on the beach at the Southernmost Hotel. And on Friday Mariel Hemingway is a guest at the Festival After-Party at the Hemingway Home & Museum from 8-10 p.m. and at 9:15 p.m. Nick Norman opens for guitarist Griffin House who performs a solo acoustic show at the San Carlos Institute.

This year’s films feature stars such as Jessica Biel, Kate Bosworth, Oscar-winning actors Robin Williams, Annette Bening and Ed Harris. Joining them are Oscar-nominated actors Helena Bonham Carter, James Franco and Ralph Fiennes, Megan Mullaly of “Will and Grace” fame and actor Stephen Dorff.

A screening of Jeffrey Schwartz’s cult classic “I Am Divine” with a guest appearance by one of the film’s stars John Waters is a festival highlight, along with films by acclaimed directors John Sayles, Mike Newell (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”) and Michael Polish (“Twin Falls Idaho”).

Wounded Warrior Project 2013 Sunshine State Soldier Ride 1/9/13-/13/13

Wounded Warrior Project 2013 Sunshine State Soldier Ride
Wednesday, January 9 – Sunday, January 13
The Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Aventura Mall
19900 W Country Club Drive
Aventura, FL 33180

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, FL 33132
Wounded warriors from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will kick off Wounded Warrior Project’s (WWP) 2013 Sunshine State Soldier Ride in Miami, Florida on Wednesday, January 9th. More than 50 wounded veterans will take part in the five-day cycling event which will travel through Miami Beach and the Florida Keys.

Soldier Ride, a program of the Wounded Warrior Project will bring together wounded warriors from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to cycle on adaptive equipment from Miami to Key West.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013: Warriors arrive in Miami for bike fitting.
12pm – 3pm.The Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Aventura Mall
4 p.m. A welcome reception, tour and dinner will be held at Jungle Island.

Thursday, January 10, 2013: Warriors Kick-off ride in and around Miami.
7 a.m. Warriors greet local school children outside their hotel, The Residence Inn Miami.
9 a.m. Breakfast at Finnegan’s Way, South Beach
10 a.m. Soldier Ride Departure from Finnegan’s Way for ride through South Beach and Miami
11:30 a.m. Ceremony at Marlins Park, followed by reception from the Marlins and the Miami VA, lunch and tour of Marlins park.

Friday, January 11, 2013: Warriors travel from Miami to Key Largo and ride through the Florida Keys. Route map available upon request.
8:30 a.m. Departure from VFW at Mile Marker 102 to Islamorada
12:15 p.m. Departure for ride across 7 mile bridge
2:15 p.m. Warriors arrive at Dolphin Research Center for Warrior swim with the dolphins
8-9 p.m. Dinner Hosted by the Rusty Anchor 5510 3rd Ave, Key West, FL.

Saturday, January 12, 2013: 4-5:30 p.m. Dinner at Margaritaville Cafe – Duvall Street, Key West

Sunday, January 13, 2013: Ride through historic Key West starting after breakfast at Coast Guard station and departure from Naval Air Station Boca Chica.
7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. VIP breakfast for cyclists
11:30 a.m. Ride finish and ceremony at Truman Annex Mole USCGC INGHAM dock area. After reception and lunch the Warriors will join local supporters for a historical military cycling tour of Key West at 1pm.

Soldier Ride is a program of Wounded Warrior Project that provides key rehabilitation opportunities for wounded warriors and raises public awareness for those that have been severely injured during the current conflicts.Wounded Warrior Project is an apolitical, nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP offers services and programs like benefits and career counseling, advocacy initiatives and combat stress seminars to aid in the transition from hospital bed to an independent, productive life. All participants with a disability or missing a limb or limbs are provided the adaptive equipment they need to cycle.

CIFO presents Tania Brugueras in commemoration of Jose Marti’s establishment of the Partido Revolucionario Cubano in Key West 12/18/12

CIFO presents Tania Brugueras in commemoration of Jose Marti’s establishment of the Partido Revolucionario Cubano in Key West
December 18th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Crowne Plaza “La Concha” Key West
430 Duval St
Key West, FL 33040

As part of its 2012 Art Basel Miami Beach Program, the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) welcomes performance artist Tania Brugueras  (Cuba), winner of the CIFO 2011 Grants & Commissions Program.
Born in Havana, Tania Bruguera is an installation and performance artist, as well as an academic, trained at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her renowned and provocative work concentrates around issues of power and control. She lives and works between Chicago and Havana.  Her work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Miami, The Netherlands, Germany, Finland, England, Cuba, Austria, Belgium, Mexico and Spain. She has lectured extensively internationally at The New School in New York, The School of the Art Institute in Chicago, The Royal College of Art in London and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.
On December 18th (National Migrants Day) and in commemoration of Jose Marti’s establishment of the Partido Revolucionario Cubano in Key West, Florida, Tania will open up and present her research challenging the meaning of the word “revolución”.  This encounter will take place in Key West, the same place where Marti wrote his first draft for the foundation of the Partido Revolucionario.

Kēvens Headlines the Bayjama Reggae Festival 11/10/12

Kēvens Headlines the Bayjama Reggae Festival
Saturday, November 10, 2012 
TIB Amphitheater in Islamorada Founders Park
Mile marker 87, Bayside Plantation Key
Islamorada, FL 33370
Free admission with a nonperishable donation for the Food Bank. or

Internationally recognized rock-reggae singer Kēvens will headline this year’s Bayjama Reggae Festival. Kēvens will be showcasing his revolutionary, recently reinvented style of music with a dubstep beat along with his classics. He progresses reggae music into the next century by fusing it with underground aesthetics that are truly unique to his work.  Kevens recently released his new single “My Baby Boo” which is available on iTunes,, and Spotify. Kēvens and his band will reinvent the dubstep sound without the use of turntables making his performance revolutionary.
The festival was founded by Islamorada Community Entertainment (ICE), a nonprofit organization that produces annual entertainment favorites in the Keys. Proceeds from this event will award high school students with art, music and dance scholarships. ICE President David Feder notes that over the past 17 years, ICE scholarships have enabled students to pursue their artistic dreams.
Kēvens other upcoming performances include:
October 27, 2012:  Back in Black Halloween
(Miami, Florida) – special guest performance with Electrik Dread
December 8, 2012: UR1 Music Festival during the week of Art Basel Miami Beach 
(Miami, Florida) – Kevens and band performance

Key Largo Songfest 10/19/12-10/20/12

Key Largo Songfest
October 19 & 20, 2012, 6-10pm
KeyLargoSongfestBayside Grille
99530 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, FL 33037

Sharkey’s Pub and Galley
522 Caribbean Dr
Key Largo, FL 33037

The Pilot House
13 Seagate Blvd
Key Largo, FL 33037

The Downtown Key Largo Association will host an elite group of Nashville songwriters at three different venues simultaneously for live cultural entertainment of some of today’s greatest songwriters including Nashville Hall of Fame songwriters, Pat Alger and Hugh Prestwood. Bayside Grille, Sharkey’s Pub and Galley and The Pilot House have come together to create Key Largo’s Happy Hour Trail to welcome both local and national music acts. 

The festival will feature an eclectic range of genres from jazz, blues, rock and country to the latest pop.

The event is sponsored by the Key Largo Downtown Association, ASCAP Music Licensing and Ketel One Vodka.

(Information courtesy Jazz Blues Florida)

5th Annual SxSe 2012 South Florida Tweetup Weekend in Key Largo 9/28-30/12

5th Annual SxSe 2012 South Florida Tweetup Weekend
September 28-30
Hilton Key Largo Resort
97000 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo, Florida 33037
Hashtag #sxse.
Twitter @sxse.
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SxSe is South Florida’s longest continuing old skool tweetup tradition. Join us for a weekend of fun in Key Largo! The ultimate unconference. Rooms will be available at the Key Largo Hilton and the official tweetup will take place at the Pilot House nearby.

On Friday, September 28 we’ll gather for happy hour, followed by a leisurely day and a tweetup on Saturday. Sunday will be the usual check-out routine as we stop to have a long, relaxing lunch and a sunset cocktail on the way back home.

Official SxSe headquarters will be at the Hilton Key Largo. Our beachfront rooms are $129/night double occupancy. The property features an activities concession if you choose to go kayaking, windsurfing, etc; but as always lounging by the pool or beach and doing nothing is highly encouraged.

The official SxSe tweetup will take place at the Pilot House just 2 miles away on the evening of Saturday, September 29. Visit Facebook for the official event invite.

We’ll post details on room discount codes and additional logistical information on this website. Check out the links on the sidebar. @sxse is your best source for last-minute details, but you may also visit our Facebook Community Page. The hashtag is #sxse.

Please note that you are not obligated to stay at the Hilton or to spend the night in the Florida Keys if you want to drive home after the tweetup, although we don’t recommend that choice! But if you want to stay elsewhere, that’s fine. It’s just more fun when everyone is in the same place.

It all started when a group of friends on Twitter got together to party in Southeast Florida! Today, SxSe is South Florida’s longest continuing old skool tweetup tradition and the ultimate unconference! This year’s fifth annual sub-tropical tweetup takes place in Key Largo, September 28-30, following Social Media Week. Feel the Twitter love!

The event name SxSe (South by South East, rhymes with sexy) is simply a spoof; had we been located in Bum F*ck Egypt, we might’ve called the event BFE. SxSe has nothing to do with SXSW whatsoever — it’s just a big-ass party taking place in the nation’s dicktip. There are no panels, powerpoint or keynote addresses; however, there is plenty of great discussion, bonding and friendship. If there’s anything professional about SxSe, it’s a very high standard of olympic-quality mojito drinking.



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