Brickwall Sessions: Comedy Night & Live Podcast 9/2/2015

Brickwall Sessions: Comedy Night & Live Podcast
Wednesday, 09/02/2015 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
BrickwallSessions_ComedyPodcastThe New Tropic
7230 NW Miami Ct #5,
Miami, Florida 33150
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Cost: $10 door or $5 in advance

Join us for Brickwall Sessions, an evening of stand up comedy and live podcasting with

Brickwall Sessions features stand up from Miami greats for 10-15 minute sets, followed but a group discussion and live podcast of current Miami events. The theme for this Brickwall Sessions will focus on “Transit”—the source of so much unfortunate comedy.

Comedians performing will include:
Brandon Bennington
Hansen Sinclair
Javi Carrion
Darius Culpepper

COST: $10 door or $5 in advance.
Drinks will be for sale and food trucks will be available for your munchies.
Check out some highlights from previous Brickwall Sessions:

Big Talk: Haiti, 100 Years Later 7/28/15

Big Talk: Haiti, 100 Years Later
Tuesday, 07/28/2015 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
BigTalkHaiti-tropiThe New Tropic
7230 NW Miami Ct #5,
Miami, Florida 33150
Cost: Free

On July 28, 1915, 340 American Marines landed in Port-au-Prince, and began the U.S. occupation of Haiti. What followed changed the course of history for both countries. What’s happening in Haiti, 100 years later?

We’re teaming up with The Millennials Project to present Big Talk, a series on democracy and women’s rights in the Caribbean. We’ll have:
-An interactive discussion with a panel of journalists, artists, and entrepreneurs
-A short film on the history of U.S.-Haiti relations
-Haitian food and drinks
-Live music from Empress Addi and Rara Rock

Kim Yves, Journalist and Filmmaker
Zazou G. Pierre, poet and activist
Edwin Muhammad, social entrepreneur and activist
Suze Guillaume, author and educator

Starts with happy hour at 5:00pm (half off all drinks); program begins at 7:00pm.

OneUnited Bank and Miami Children’s Initiative to Unveil Thunder and Enlightening by Muralist Addonis Parker 7/11/15

OneUnited Bank and Miami Children’s Initiative to Unveil Thunder and Enlightening by Muralist Addonis Parker
Saturday, 07/11/2015 – 05:00 pm –
miami-mural-flyerOneUnited Bank
3275 NW 79th Street,
Miami, Florida 33147
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Cost: Free

OneUnited Bank and the Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI) in conjunction with Liberty City Renaissance will unveil the final product of the OneUnited Mural Project – a public art works piece by Miami Muralist Addonis Parker on the facade of OneUnited Bank’s Miami Branch. Themed Thunder & Enlightening “The Unveiling” of the 10 feet by 55 feet thought-provoked mural will take place on July 11th, 2015 at 5 P.M., at OneUnited Bank (3275 NW 79th St, Miami, FL 33147).

North American Sommelier Association Discover Italian Wine, Food and Culture 6/26/15 – 6/27/15

JQI President AlessandraOrlichDiscover Italian Wine, Food and Culture in South Florida beginning June 26th

Whether you are a wine lover or wine professional, the North American Sommelier Association (NASA) courses provide both an immersive and authentic Italian wine experience.

NASA IWS PhotoDiego Meraviglia, NASA’s VP, Director of Education and Gold-Pin Sommelier returns to South Florida to teach two Italian wine courses beginning June 26, 2015. Meraviglia is a Piemonte native living in California. The courses are sponsored by Just Quality Importer, Inc. and its President Alessandra Orlich, Sommelier and the official delegate for NASA Sommelier in Florida.

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Piemonte: King under the Mountain – A new, 6 hour course that covers the vast majority of wines produced in the Piemonte region; their typicality, classification, history, characteristics and folklore, as well as notions of traditional food pairings and overview of the entire region itself. Tasting of the most representative wine appellations in Piemonte, alongside some hidden gems, is also included.

June 26th, 2015 from 9:30am – 4:00pm (with lunch break)

Toscana Divino – 900 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33130
Cost: $270 all included / $220 (current 2015 NASA members)
Advance Registration Required
For information, call: 786.427.9187 or email [email protected]
Facebook Event
Registration Link

Italian Wine Specialist Certification Course – The classes deeply and fully explore all 20 wine regions of Italy, their wine laws, regulations, grape varietals, traditions, trends, history, and a brief overview of the cuisine and culture.

NASA VP DiegoMeraviglia ItalianWineSpecialist ToscanaDivino 2013June 27 – 30, 2015
Exam: Friday, July 31, 2015
Classes Start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m.

Ironside Pizza, 7580 NE 4th Ct., Miami, FL 33138
$650.00 per person
Advance Registration Required
For information, call: 786.427.9187 or email [email protected]
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Yo Miami 4 Year Anniversary Bash 5/24/15

Yo Miami 4 Year Anniversary Bash
Sunday, May 24, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
yomiami4Yo Space
294 NE 62nd St
Miami, Florida 33138
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We’re celebrating 4 years of being active in the Miami arts and culture scene with an event that brings together all the elements we love in our city: Art, Music, Beer and Food.

While there are many private collections focusing on Latin American, Caribbean, and other cultural art movements in the region, none specifically focus on artists who have made Miami their home. As Yo Miami’s four year anniversary approaches, it will unveil its biggest project to date: the Yo Miami Permanent Collection, aimed at rectifying this lapse.

“What Remains” the first exhibition for the collection is indicative of its mission to document the evolution of the Miami art scene in an effort to expose the immense talent that has grown out of South Florida. The exhibition will be the first of many initiatives focused on preserving our city’s artistic legacy and sharing it with residents and visitors alike.

-“What Remains” exhibition artists: Trek 6, Ruben Ubiera, Jay Bellicchi (Remote), Claudio Picasso (CP1), Yuhmi Collective, Douglas Hoekzema, Lorie Ofir, Rei Ramirez, Nicole Salgar, Luis Berros, Nate Dee, Delvs, Ivan Roque, Raul Santos (OEMS), WHUT
-Featured Mural Installation: Raul Santos II
-other artists on exhibition: Kazilla, Reinier Gamboa, Elio Mercado (Evoca1), Dorandy Mercado, Ernesto Kunde, JeanPaul Mallozzi, Danny Ferrer, GG, Goop Massta, LEBO, Registered Artist, Alex Yanes, Meluka, Robert Jimenez
-Bands: JUke, Elastic Bond (Acoustic Set ft. Komakozie), Raffa Jo + Jayjohero
-DJ: Mr. Jolt (Jolt Radio)
-Food Trucks: Ms. Cheezious, HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars
-Beer: Wynwood Brewing Company, MIA Brewing Co., J Wakefield Brewing, Concrete Beach Brewery

Freedom Flicks presents: Concerning Violence 5/20/15

Freedom Flicks presents: Concerning Violence
Wednesday, 05/20/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Flyer-2Made at the Citadel
8325 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33138
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Cost: Free

As Baltimore jumps knee deep into the struggle, the Black Lives Matter movement has evolved into the Black Spring. And in the media we are witnessing a polarizing debate about the acceptance, inevitability and effectiveness of the eruptions in the street. Unfortunately, the question is usually posed in very simplistic terms: For, or Against violence.

We need a deeper analysis, so this is the perfect time to watch Concerning Violence – an unforgettable film that combines unseen footage of the African liberation movements of the 20th century with Frantz Fanon’s deep analysis on the relationship between violence and resistance.

Doors open at 7:00, film goes on at 7:30
Screening is free, drinks are cheap, and free popcorn will be flowing!

Check out the trailer here:

More information about Frantz Fanon here:

Little Haiti Visitor Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony 5/18/15

Little Haiti Visitor Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Monday, 05/18/2015 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Little Haiti Visitor Center
212 NE 59th Terrrace,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free

With a growing number of locals and visitors seeking to experience and explore Greater Miami’s vibrant multicultural heritage neighborhoods, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) Multicultural Tourism Team, in partnership with the Little Haiti Cultural Complex and the City of Miami, will unveil the new Little Haiti Visitor Center with a not-to-be-missed ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Located in the heart of Little Haiti, the new visitor center will provide visitors and residents with a resource for information on the attractions and happenings in Little Haiti as well as other heritage and multicultural neighborhoods throughout Greater Miami. Additionally, the new visitor center will offer a wide variety of brochures on attractions and points of interest, maps, calendars of events, tours and special offerings throughout the year.