Ball and Chain Presents Miami Boheme Fridays with Two-Time Grammy Nominated, Locos Por Juana 5/22/15

Ball and Chain Presents Miami Boheme Fridays with Two-Time Grammy Nominated, Locos Por Juana
Friday, 05/22/2015 – 10:00 pm – 03:00 am
May-22Ball & Chain
1513 SW 8th street,
Little Havana, Florida 33135
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Cost: FREE

live music performance THIS FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 at Ball & Chain as part of the Miami Boheme Fridays hosted by Joe Cardona. The TWO TIME GRAMMY nominated band, Locos Por Juana will take the Pineapple Stage at 10PM followed by a set by DJ Edward. (21 and over to attend, this event is open to the public, no cover).
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Marlins Park Annual Fish ‘N Chips Casino Party 5/21/15

Marlins Park Annual Fish ‘N Chips Casino Party
marlinsfishnchipsThursday, May 21, 6:30 p.m.
Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami, FL 33125
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Guests are welcome to a night of fun at Marlins Park, while benefiting a great cause. The evening will feature tables of craps, blackjack, roulette, dominos and poker, an array of hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails, and a silent auction and raffle filled with exciting packages.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Marlins Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities Program (RBI). RBI is a youth program designed to promote interest in baseball, academic achievement and social responsibility in undeserved and disadvantaged areas of South Florida. Through its youth program we are able to provide the tools for our youth to develop both their minds and bodies in a positive way.

The Marlins Foundation would like to thank Don Camaron, Mama Choa, Prager Casino, Photo Mingle, Bacardi, PepsiCo, Budweiser and Premier Beverage for their generosity and support.

Open Mic Getty at El Fresco 5/16/15

Open Mic Getty at El Fresco
Saturday, 05/16/2015 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Open-MicEl Fresco
535 SW 12th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: $5 Donation

Artists whether in high school or young at heart, are welcome to grace the mic at our Open Mic this Saturday…..inside Krave’s Art Studio, known for his modern graffiti around Wynwood and his signature “fresh monkey.”

Miami Boheme night ft. Electric Piquete 5/8/15

Miami Boheme night ft. Electric Piquete
Friday, 05/08/2015 – 09:00 pm – 01:00 am
JAZID-APRIL-17Ball & Chain
1513 SW 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
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Miami Latin funk septet Electric Piquete will again grace the Pineapple Stage at Ball & Chain (1513 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135) Friday, May 8, 2015, during another Miami Boheme night hosted by award-winning director Joe Cardona. The documentarian’s 2014 work, winner of an Emmy, Aurora “Best in Show” and two Telly awards, tells the story of Miami’s Latin fusion music scene; Electric Piquete’s original “En La Playa Giron” is included in the soundtrack. The band will perform two sets beginning at 10 p.m. No cover; 21 and over welcome. For more information, call 305.643.7820.

Marlins Foundation Invites You to Fish ‘N Chips! 5/21/15

Marlins Foundation Invites You to Fish ‘N Chips!
Thursday, 05/21/2015 – 06:30 pm –
2015_FNC_SaveTheDate_Email-01Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way,
Miami, Florida 33125
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Cost: Couple $175 Single $100

Please join the Marlins Foundation for an evening of fun and stakes with your favorite Marlins players, coaches and alumni. Enjoy a night filled with lavish hors d’oeuvres, open bars, live music and dancing as you revel in breathtaking views of downtown Miami.

Mother’s Day Sangria and Paella Brunch at Ball and Chain 5/10/15

MOTHER’S DAY Sangria and Paella Brunch at Ball and Chain
Sunday, 05/10/2015 – 02:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MOthers-day-May-10Ball & Chain
1513 SW 8th street,
little havana, Florida 33135
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Cost: FREE

A History of Little Havana – Book Signing with Co-Authors Guillermo Grenier and Corinna Moebius 5/15/15

A History of Little Havana – Book Signing with Co-Authors Guillermo Grenier and Corinna Moebius
littlehavanaFriday, 05/15/2015 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
CubaOcho Art & Research Center
1465 SW 8th Street, Suite 106,
Miami, Florida 33135
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Cost: Free

Meet the authors of the recently released “A History of Little Havana,” a book which focuses on the development of Little Havana as a Cuban enclave in the 1960s and its transformation into the diverse Latino neighborhood it is today. The book also delves into the political role of the neighborhood as a stage for protests and debates related to Cuba. Co-authors Dr. Guillermo Grenier and Corinna Moebius will read selections from the book and sign copies at CubaOcho Art & Research Center, which is mentioned in the book along with many other familiar landmarks. (Live music will take place later on in the evening, and the center has a full bar with a wide selection of drinks including many varieties of rum.)

Each chapter of the book focuses on a different decade, with vignettes on particular places (Cuban Memorial Park, Flagler Street, Orange Bowl, Tent City), traditions and events (baseball, cafecitos, Calle Ocho Festival, La Griteria, cigar manufacturing), arts (murals, hip-hop, dance) and people/ways of life (Central Americans, Afro-Cuban spiritual traditions, the mounted patrol, vianderos).

Copies of the book will be available for sale for $17 (cash or credit card, but cash is preferred because it will take less time).

ABOUT DR. GUILLERMO GRENIER: Grenier is professor of sociology and graduate program director in the department of Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University. Born in Havana, Cuba, Dr. Grenier is one of the founders of the Miami School of social analysis and has authored or co-authored six books and dozens of articles on labor, migration, immigrant incorporation and Cuban-American ideological profiles, particularly in the Greater Miami area.

ABOUT CORINNA MOEBIUS: Moebius is a cultural anthropologist earning her PhD at Florida International University. Moebius lives in Little Havana and leads walking tours of the neighborhood ( She is former director of Viernes Culturales / Cultural Fridays, the neighborhood’s monthly arts festival.