Blackwell, working outside the architectural mainstream, will discuss his architecture and design process as being based in design strategies that draw upon vernaculars and building typologies and the contradictions of place; strategies that seek to transgress conventional boundaries for architecture. Blackwell will demonstrate how ideas and actions are generated from careful observations of intersections of nature-made and culture-made conditions particular to an architectural situation. Using examples of selected design works from his firm, Marlon Blackwell Architects, he will demonstrate that a resident architecture can be achieved as interplay between details, form, and place. In particular, he will illustrate the necessity of being responsive to environmental factors, the specificities of site, and sustainable design principles that ultimately provides an architecture that can be felt as much as it is understood, as immediate and tactical as it is legible, contributing to the fundamental civic dignity of communities.
Saturday, 02/17/2018 – 02/18/2018 07:00 pm –
501 Marlins Way,
Miami, Florida 33125
Cost: Tickets start a $15
Unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, Monster Jam takes center stage at Marlins Park sporting meticulously, manicured dirt tracks created with the sole purpose of pushing these perfectly engineered, larger-than-life trucks to the limit. It is the most approachable, fan-friendly sport in the world today, with loyal lifelong fans who crave bigger, faster and louder experiences.
Guests will be able to experience fan-favorites such as Grave Digger, Max D, Big Kahuna, Stone Crusher, Megalodon and other trucks as they compete. Tickets are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $15 and are available at the Marlins Park box office.
Monster Jam is one of the only sports where male and female world-class drivers, some generational rivals, are equals competing for the same championship on the same track. Following racing, new in 2018 across all Monster Jam events, fans in every city will have the chance to vote for the truck winner in the freestyle competition by real-time, in-arena fan voting on their smartphones.
Monster Jam will be performing at Marlins Park on:
• Feb. 17, 2018: 7 PM (Pit Party from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
• Feb. 18, 2018: 3 PM (Pit Party from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
Also new in 2018 is a Pit Party Early Access pass available for purchase for the Feb. 17 event, which allows VIP early access beginning at 1:30 p.m. to the regular pit party that starts at 2:30 p.m., where the audience will get the opportunity to get up close and personal to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers.
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida and Paris 6 Bistro cordially invite you to a Business Card Exchange.
Drink Specials & Hors d’Oeuvres
25% discount for dinner (click here)
Everyone is welcome to join us for networking and happy hour!
Be sure to bring plenty of business cards.
Trance On The Terrace
Thursday, 01/25/2018 – 10:00 pm – 05:00 am
34 Northeast 11th Street,
Miami, Florida 33132
Cost: RSVP to Trance Terrace: USD 0.00
Join Cosmic Gate, Andrew Rayel and more for the first ever full trance takeover of the famous Space Terrace hosted by Denial Events.
For almost 2 decades, the infamous Club Space terrace has played host to some of the biggest names in techno and house music. It is an iconic music mecca, and millions from all over the world have made the pilgrimage before you. But never in it’s decorated past, has the Terrace at Space Miami played host to dedicated, trance only event of this magnitude. Artist lineup (in alpha order): – Andrew Rayel
– Cosmic Gate
– Emma Hewitt (live vocal performance) – Grube and Hovsepian – Nifra
Just added: Christina Novelli closing set We already went above capacity for free RSVP, any admissions AFTER 10:30pm est will be subject to an on-the-door cover charge at the discretion of the venue. Even if you already RSVPd.To avoid this cover charge, we have released a limited number of GUARANTEED REDUCED ADMISSION TICKETS for just $20, which you can pre-purchase right now. By purchasing one of these $20 tickets, you will have guaranteed expedited entry into the venue at anytime. Purchase a GUARANTEED REDUCED ADMISSION TICKET here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1613361These $20 tickets are the most cost effective and efficient ways to get your trance on come Jan 25th, we extended the availability at these reduced rates for a limited time.Any questions, just holla back to us by replying to this email. We’re here to help. Time to make history together, for the love of Trance music!Live in Denial.
Third Thursdays in Surfside
Thursday, 01/18/2018 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Surfside Community Center
Harding & 95th Streets,
Surfside, Florida 33154
Surfside, “Miami’s Uptown Beachtown,” marks the 10-year return of its popular Third Thursdays block party with new event themes and exciting festivities, starting January 18, 2018. At January’s celebration, locals are encouraged to ride their bikes to Harding and 95th Street to enjoy live music by popular blues, soul and rock & roll band, Brothers of Others, in addition to interactive activities for kiddos such as a floral workshop by florist, Zoom Bloomz, and a Metal Monkey Workshop, empowering kids to make crafts using basic tools. The monthly block party offers families and friends a laid-back setting to experience the Surfside lifestyle, while also enjoying live music, food trucks with delicious fare available for purchase, sweet treats courtesy of Serendipity Creamery, premium sangria and mimosa cocktail tastings by Miami Cocktail Company for those who are 21 and over, as well as wellness activities. Even four-legged furry friends are encouraged to attend! Admission is free. Third Thursdays is open to the public. Located at 95th Street between Collins and Harding Avenue in Surfside. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/third-thursdays-event-series-surfside-ride-tickets-41439116513. www.visitsurfsidefl.com
Dr. Sandra Steingraber Presents New Science on Fracking
Saturday, 01/20/2018 – 05:00 pm – 06:30 pm
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Room 8106
300 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Dr. Sandra Steingraber, co-founder of the Concerned Health Professionals of New York, will visit Miami-Dade College to educate the general public about the potential health threats related to fracking. New and unconventional drilling methods for oil and gas could have endless, catastrophic effects on South Florida. The Concerned Health Professionals of New York, along with Physicians for Social Responsibility, have issued multiple health compendiums on the over 500 peer-reviewed studies on the impacts of fracking.
Dr. Steingraber’s visit coincides with the completion of the 5th version of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking.
To learn more about Dr. Steingraber, visit her website http://steingraber.com/
Value of Miami’s Community: Urbanism Summit
Thursday, 02/01/2018 – 06:30 pm – 07:30 pm
Venture Cafe Miami
1951 NW 7th Ave. #600,
Miami, Florida 33136
We’re excited to begin 2018 with a new podcast series in the spirit of Designing the WE that will regularly highlight leaders & organizations from throughout greater Miami focused on making a positive impact on our community development & the lives of residents!
For episode #2, which will be a special live broadcast held during the weekly Venture Cafe Miami gathering, our featured organization is the Urbanism Summit.
We’ll be joined by the following key speaker:
Andrew Quarrie, is the CEO/Founder of Jurnid, a web app and content writing network of freelance writers/journalists, providing on-demand content writing/storytelling services to digital marketing agencies, creative agencies, and independent marketers. In 2017 he launched Urbanism Summit, a full-day event for multi-disciplinary discussions and activations by expert practitioners of new urbanism. Over a decade as a multi-faceted creative, Andrew’s freelance/consulting career involved projects spanning both regional companies throughout South Florida and multi-national brands. He’s a seasoned speaker and has participated as keynote at South Florida Interactive Marketing Association (SFIMA), Creative Mornings, Barcamp, Social Media Day, Hispanicize and more. Andrew is also the host of Jurnid Sessions, a leading tech and content strategy meet-up in South Florida.
You’re invited to mark your calendars for this special edition of ‘Value of Miami’s Community‘, and can learn more about our partner organization at: www.urbanismsummit.com.
If you or your organization would like to be part of our podcast in the future, please send a brief e-mail expressing interest to: CelebrateDiversityMiami@gmail.com. Active on social media? Use #DiversityMiami #ValueMiami when sharing about this =)