The Miami Design Preservation League and the MIMO Biscayne Association present the X2 Bus Tour 3/28/15

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The Miami Design Preservation League and the MIMO Biscayne Association present the X2 Bus Tour
Saturday, March 28, 10:15am – 1:00pm
x2BUSTOURTour starts and ends at Soyka’s Restaurant
5556 Northeast 4th Court
Miami, FL 33137
Cost: $30
Tickets: Purchase the tickets online in advance
Social Media: @MDPL1976 #MDPLtours

There is a limited number of tickets, so purchase your tickets soon!

The Miami Design Preservation League has partnered with the MIMO Biscayne Association to create the X2 Bus Tour
Tour Starts: Promptly at 10:30am
Tour Ends: 1pm

The MIMO Biscayne Association and the Miami Design Preservation League present the X2 Bus Tour. Tour and see both Miami’s Historic MIMO District and Miami Beach’s North Shore Historic District on one bus tour. Live commentary on the history and architecture of both districts with your guides, Franzi Medina from MDPL and John Bachay from MIMO Biscayne Association. Includes a stop at the newly renovated historic Vagabond Hotel. Proceeds benefit the Miami Design Preservation League and the MIMO Biscayne Association.

River Of Art #20 Business + Arts Social Event at Tongue & Cheek 3/24/15

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River Of Art #20 Business + Arts Social Event
RiverOfArtWeb-20Tuesday, March 24, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Tongue & Cheek
431 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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PARKING: Metered street spaces, garage at 4th St. & Euclid, lot at 4th St & Collins, municipal garages at 525 Collins, 137 Washington and more.
Use the Miami Beach Parking App.

Tickets: $10 with Advance Purchase using Promotional Code: SOUL
$20 at the Door
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Includes complimentary light cuisine tastings and drink specials courtesy of Tongue & Cheek.

Bringing People and Art Together
Life Is Art & Soul Of Miami present River Of Art with an exciting evening of business networking featuring a beautiful painting show, music, light bites and cocktails hosted at the world famous Tongue & Cheek in Miami Beach. The River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami’s good people, executives, industrialists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, activists, and artists.
Hashtag: #RiverOfArt
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Featuring
Visual Artists: Sheila Fraga, Litana, Vivian Estalella
Musical Curator: DJ Hank Justice
Charity: Unity Coalition

Each month, Life Is Art brings the community together at our River Of Art pop-up art-in-public-places show to socialize through the power of the arts with the goal of exposing new artists, introducing new people to art appreciation, providing an inspiring space to make new connections, showcasing local businesses and charities, while providing a fun break during the work week.

Art is an inspiring talking point, discussing it is a great way to break the ice. Culture is one of the primary elements that build community and hosting a business networker within an art show is a unique way to encourage socializing, so be sure to bring plenty of business cards and an open mind!

Premiere Sponsor: Spectrum Miami
Partners: Fabulous MiamiYOMiamiSocialMedia305Catalyst MiamiInTheLoop305
With support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

About Sheila Fraga
One of the most important reasons of my artist work is the need to reflect my feelings like a Cuban woman and experiences with a chronological- spiritual character about my past, present and future. In this scenery I show reconciliation, nostalgias, religion beliefs, memories, like pieces that are assembled within a puzzle. I create many compositions, recreated in family pictures, appropriations of passages of the Art History that are uncontextualized to the reality. I deal with identity and migration themes to represent my today’s conflicts. Sometimes I use humor and sadness images like a “Cuban Ajiaco”. I take the oil paintings, charcoal drawing, collage, mixed media and the Cutout. In this long road appear answers to questions such as: What I am looking at, where I am now and how can I get to achieve it? My work is an autobiographic reflection of my life.

About Litana
Litana is a self taught artist. She currently resides in Miami. She mainly creates in oils but likes to explore other mediums. She has participated in collaborations with other artists and in group exhibitions. She creates to inspire the imagination.

About Vivian Estalella
Cuban-American artist Vivian Estalella was born and raised in Miami, Florida in a family of strong independent women. As a little girl, she never played with dolls or toys. Instead, she preferred to spend her time coloring. She was always happier with a box of crayons or paints than a Barbie doll. Always creative, she enjoyed the arts from a very young age. At the age of 15, a trip to Mexico awakened her passion for painting. The intensely rich colors of Mexican art struck a cord and, together with her Cuban roots, formed a style that is both distinctive and uniquely vibrant. The sights, sounds, exotic tastes, and passionate people of the tropics, along with the sensuous female form, are all prevalent in her work.
Vivian’s collection has been displayed at several art shows and fairs. She was also a resident artist at Viernes Culturales, Miami’s monthly art fair in historic Little Havana for several years. Today, her work can be seen in private collections and exhibited at seasonal art shows. At every opportunity, Vivian gives back to the community. Several pieces have been donated to auctions benefiting various local charities.

About DJ Hank Justice
DJ/Writer/Editor from Miami that is fighting musical injustice one beat at a time. In 2012, Hank reunited with one of his long-lost loves: Music. He was always the kid that turned to music. It was always deeply embedded in him since birth. While he was in high school and college, he always found himself at parties wishing he could be in control of the music. He wasn’t interested in partying; he was interested in orchestrating them. Hank’s mission is to destroy musical injustice in the form of DJ sets chock-full of music that people can enjoy and move to. He is often asked what he is playing and is often told that his selection is unique and excellent. This is because he spends hours each day carefully digging for gems anywhere he can. He loves sharing these sounds with the world and hopes to be able to do so more often and for more people. It’s a musical story that’s forever under construction.

About Unity Coalition
The First & Only organization for the South Florida Latino|Hispanic|LGBT Community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning), advancing Equality & Fairness since 2002.
La Primera y Unica organisación en el sur de la Florida para la comunidad latina|hispana LGBTQ (lesbianas, gay,b isexual, transgénero, cuestionando), avansando Igualdad y Justicia desde el 2002.

About Tongue & Cheek
Approachable, ingredient-driven, American fare with just the right amount of whimsy. Serving daily happy hour, dinner, and Saturday & Sunday brunch

About the River Of Art Program
The River Of Art is a monthly business networker and art showcase combined. We provide more than just a platform for professionals to get together, discuss business strategies and make connections, we create synergies to help promote business by including an amazing art show of local talent!

About In The Loop 305
In The Loop 305 is an emergent space seeking to revolutionize our city’s creative economy. Building on the amazing work already happening throughout the city, In The Loop 305 will advocate for new talent and businesses, curate an events calendar that helps reduce silos and push Miami to be a hub for collaboration, innovation and culture.

About Life Is Art
Life Is Art is a Florida-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to creating positive change in the community with the arts and culture through events and education. We give South Florida artists and civic leaders the tools to thrive and grow, while enhancing the lives of those living in our area.

About Soul Of Miami
The Soul Of Miami has become one of the most popular local community sites in south Florida. It includes an extensive calendar, listing all sorts of happenings from all over the area: charity, arts, happy hours, concerts, networkers, nightlife, fairs, festivals and so much more. Tens of thousands of active south Floridians visiting the site every month.

Aids Walk Miami 4/26/15

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Aids Walk Miami
awm2015Sunday, 4/26/2015, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Register Online

The 27th Annual AIDS Walk Miami is a 5K (3.1 miles) walk-a-thon fundraiser benefiting Care Resource and Food for Life Network Food Bank. All funds raised from AIDS Walk Miami are used in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties to help our diverse communities in need. The Walk starts outside the Miami Beach Convention Center and ends at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens. Registration begins at 8:00am. The walk begins promptly at 9:00am.

For this year’s Walk, David Bromstad, American designer and television personality has been chosen as Grand Marshal and Robbin Simmons, Emmy award-winning reporter and co-anchor of the weekend editions of Channel 7 News at 5, 6 and 10 with Jeff Lennox, has been chosen as the Master of Ceremonies.

According to Jonathan Welsh, Marketing and Development Manager with Care Resource, “As new HIV infection rates in Miami-Dade and Broward still rank the highest in the nation, all the awareness we can obtain about the Walk will help mobilize the community to step up and do what they can to reduce this epidemic.“

8:00am, Registration opens at the Miami Beach Convention Center (Hall D) located at 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, Fl. 33139. Map it

8:15am, Opening Ceremonies and Invocation begins

9:00am, AIDS Walk Miami begins promptly at 9:00 AM Rain or Shine!

9:30am – Noon, The Walk is followed by an exciting post-walk celebration located at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens located at 2000 Convention Center Drive. Set on this lush 2.6 acre garden in the heart of South Beach.
The event will include a live performance by Henry Santos, music by DJ Omar Paredes, complimentary massages from Educating Hands School of Massage, beverages, goodies and so much more.

Post-Walk Celebration will be held at:
Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

EXPANSE 2.0 Returns to Williams McCall Gallery 3/7/15

EXPANSE 2.0 Returns to Williams McCall Gallery
Saturday, 03/07/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
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110 Washington Ave., CU-3,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: free

EXPANSE 2.0: An Exploration of the Uncharted Urban opens at the Williams McCall Gallery South of Fifth featuring artists Bisco Smith, David McCauley, Claire Kowalewski, Adrian Molina and Dennis Izquierdo. The opening reception is open to the public on Saturday, May 7th at 6 pm. The exhibit will run until May 26th.

Bisco Smith is an artist steadily in search of personal truth and raw expression. His aim is to blend the experiences in life with the energy in the moment and create work that moves, questions, and inspires. Adrian Molina was raised as a philosopher and became a visual artist with a fascination for theoretical physics and improvised invention. Claire Kowalewski is a high-distinction Caldwell Scholar at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Her paintings play with traditional and city lifestyles that capture the viewers eye with vivid color and unfamiliar locale. Dennis Izquierdo is a Cuban artist living in Havana. Izquierdo explores the historical, cultural and social stories of his country through the lens of his personal experiences. David McCauley is a mixed media artist based in Miami. David’s artwork is a wide-ranging collection of mosaics, design, symmetry, typography, and photography.

Sip & Shop Event at HYDE BEACH 2/26/15

Sip & Shop Event at HYDE BEACH
Thursday, 02/26/2015 – 02/26/2015 10:00 pm – 01:00 am
hydeHYDE Beach at SLS Hotel
1701 collins ave,
miami beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: free

“Sip & Shop” event at HYDE BEACH at the SLS Hotel on Thursday, February 29th from 10PM to 1AM

Ladies are invited to sip champagne and shop the various local designers showcasing their most recent collections. Featured brands include:
• Roxhouse
• Suga Bang Bang
• Julian Chang
• MVM Miami
• GRUN
• Del Mar Swimwear
• Vintage Revenge & Couture
• Mali Beads

And complimentary Bunny Cakes!

YoungArts Miami: Dance, Music, Theater & Voice Performance | Directed by Michael McElroy 3/14/15

YoungArts Miami: Dance, Music, Theater & Voice Performance | Directed by Michael McElroy
Saturday, 03/14/2015 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
2015-YAMIA-Evite-0225151The Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $5-$15

Come check out our homegrown talent during YoungArts Miami, where the next Ricky Ubeda, Kerry Washington and Hernan Bas will showcase their creativity through performances, readings, exhibitions and screenings. These emerging artists, ages 15-18, were selected from 11,000 applications. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the next generation of incredible talent in the country’s hottest emerging arts region.

YoungArts: Dance, Music, Theater & Voice Performance | Directed by John Heginbotham 3/15/15

YoungArts: Dance, Music, Theater & Voice Performance | Directed by John Heginbotham
Sunday, 03/15/2015 – 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm
2015-YAMIA-Evite-0225152The Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $5-$15

Come check out our homegrown talent during YoungArts Miami, where the next Ricky Ubeda, Kerry Washington and Hernan Bas will showcase their creativity through performances, readings, exhibitions and screenings. These emerging artists, ages 15-18, were selected from 11,000 applications. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the next generation of incredible talent in the country’s hottest emerging arts region.