Bowling with the Celebrities for the Needy 12/16/18, 1/6/19

Bowling with the Celebrities for the Needy
Sunday, 12/16/2018 – 01/06/2019 03:00 pm – 07:00 pm
SpareZ Bowling
5325 South University Drive,
Davie, Florida 33328
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Cost: Free

Davie, FLORIDA… Miami, Fort Lauderdale & MORE… SUNDAY!!! December 16, 2018… Help Provide 6,000 Toys this Christmas!!!*Everybody’s going to be there!!! *Bowling with the Celebrities for the Needy! • Community Involvement Events & MORE at SpareZ Bowling … Toy Drive hosted Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake
and SUNDAY January 6, 2019 it’s a Food Drive hosted by Bushwhacker “LUKE”
3pm-7pm
Classic WWF, WCW, WWE Legends!

Want to meet Brutus The Barber Beefcake or Bushwhacker Luke
See you at the events or RSVP your VIP photo ticket $10 or $20 with a autograph
VIP Bowling Lanes Available as well

We’re planning to donate the Toys, Food & Clothing to the: Miami Rescue Mission and Broward Outreach Centers

If you’re interested in Donating.. Get involved today!

Call or Text 754-777-OO83 for more information…

Bowling with the Celebrities for the Needy!
at SpareZ the #1 Bowling Venue in South Florida!
5325 S University Dr, Davie, FL 33328

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Jazz at MOCA to Feature Miami Big Sound Orchestra 12/28/18

Jazz at MOCA to Feature Miami Big Sound Orchestra
Friday, 12/28/2018 – 08:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is thrilled to welcome back Miami Big Sound Orchestra as part of the monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. Known as downtown Miami’s resident Latin Jazz big band since 2006, Miami Big Sound Orchestra combines 21st-century big band jazz with Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, funk and soul. Their repertoire includes original compositions by Rafael “Cali” Valencia, legendary Miami bassist/composer; Chino Nunez, GRAMMY Award-winning producer; and Jaui Schneider, former pianist/composer of Ray Barretto; along with classics from legends such as the great Mario Bauzá.

The members of the Miami Big Sound Orchestra are all veteran Miami musicians who have performed and toured with top-name artists including Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, Issac Delgado, Jon Secada, Chayanne, Rey Ruiz, Tito Nieves, and K.C. and the Sunshine Band, among others.

Guests are invited to enjoy live music as well as indulge in beverages and bites during happy hour at the MOCA Plaza from 6-8 p.m. prior to the main performance. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Headliner Miami Big Sound Orchestra will begin its performance at 8 p.m., rain or shine.

Curator Program 12/8/18

Curator Program
Saturday, 12/08/2018 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Curator Jeffreen M. Hayes will lead a guided tour of the exhibition. Hayes will answer questions and provide information related to the themes present in the exhibition and the artists’ processes.

November 30: The Ashley Pezzotti Jazz Ensemble at MOCA 11/30/18

November 30: The Ashley Pezzotti Jazz Ensemble at MOCA
Friday, 11/30/2018 – 08:00 pm – 09:15 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125 St,
NORTH MIAMI, Florida 33161
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Cost: FREE

Jazz at MOCA presents the Ashley Pezzotti Jazz Ensemble in a FREE concert from 8:00-9:15 PM. Ashley Pezzotti is a seasoned jazz performer currently based in Miami, Florida. At the young age of 22, Ashley has already performed with many Grammy award winning artists including Keith Urban, Latin singer Juanes, Jon Secada, Chick Corea, Delfeayo Marsalis, Vampire Weekend, and Arturo Sandoval.

Capturing the heart of audiences with her extensive repertoire and roots in traditional jazz and bebop, Ashley creates an atmosphere of excitement that will transport you to another place and time. Her style is reminiscent of the great Anita O’Day and June Christy, and she performs with a level of maturity that is far beyond her years.

She was named a YoungArts winner for Jazz Voice in 2013, and was named a YoungArts winner for Popular Voice in 2014.

Over the years, Ashley has been given the opportunity to study under incredible musicians including Grammy Award winner Plácido Domingo, Cyrille Aimée, Kenny Barron, Branford Marsalis, Cheryl Bentyne, Kevin Mahogany, and Julie Silvera.

Featuring:
Matt Wigler, keys
Lowell Ringel, bass
John Yarling, drums
Alex Weitz, sax

MOCA is located at 770 NE 125th St in North Miami. More info is available at mocanomi.org or 305-893-6211. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lDd51xDD2s

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/november-30-the-ashley-pezzotti-jazz-ensemble-at-moca-tickets-52634956572

AfriCOBRA: Messages to the People Opening Celebration 12/6/18

AfriCOBRA: Messages to the People Opening Celebration
Thursday, 12/06/2018 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: $20

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) will present a groundbreaking exhibition celebrating the founding of AfriCOBRA – the black artist collective that defined the visual aesthetic of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the collective which came out of Chicago.

“AfriCOBRA: Messages to the People” will be on view at MOCA from Nov. 27, 2018 – April 7, 2019 and an opening celebration will take place on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 8 – 11 p.m. Guests will enjoy cocktails, canapés and a special meet and greet with Curator Jeffreen M. Hayes as well as founding and early members of AfriCOBRA. Guests will also experience the foundational work of one of the longest organized artist collectives showcasing how the AfriCOBRA founders used their artistic voices to contribute to the liberation and continue unifying the Black community as a whole.

The exhibition brings together Sherman Beck, Jeff Donaldson, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Omar Lama, Carolyn Mims Lawrence, Nelson Stevens and Gerald Williams to look back at their early contributions to shaping AfriCOBRA while presenting the artists’ current works of art.

Jazz at MOCA x Ashley Pezzotti Jazz Quartet 11/30/18

Jazz at MOCA x Ashley Pezzotti Jazz Quartet
Friday, 11/30/2018 – 08:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is proud to present a special performance by award-winning jazz vocalist, Ashley Pezzotti, as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. Pezzotti captures the hearts of her audience with her extensive repertoire and roots in traditional jazz and bebop. Recognized as a young voice with an old soul, Pezzotti performs with a level of maturity that is far beyond her years with her style reminiscent of the great Anita O’Day and June Christy. At the young age of 22, Pezzotti has already performed with numerous GRAMMY Award-winning artists including Dave Holland, Keith Urban, Latin singer Juanes, Jon Secada, Delfeayo Marsalis, and Arturo Sandoval.

MOCA Makers: Jewelry Workshop with Steven Brownlee’s Jewelry Creations Workshop 10/27/18

MOCA Makers: Jewelry Workshop with Steven Brownlee’s Jewelry Creations Workshop
Saturday, 10/27/2018 – 10/27/2018 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th St.,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: $20 for MOCA Members, $25 for Non-Members. Supplies included.

Under the guidance of instructors from Jewelry Creations Workshop, students will learn how to create unique jewelry pieces inspired by Mira Lehr’s Tracing the Red Thread. Participants will have the opportunity to get creative and experiment with materials such as wire, mesh, thread, layered paper and laminate to make earrings, necklaces or bracelets. Recommended ages 16 and up.

MOCA Guided Tour | Highlights from Mira Lehr: Tracing the Red Thread 10/27/18

MOCA Guided Tour | Highlights from Mira Lehr: Tracing the Red Thread
Saturday, 10/27/2018 – 10/27/2018 12:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th St,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free with museum admission

Artist Mira Lehr will lead a guided walkthrough of the exhibition. Lehr will answer questions and provide information related to the themes present in the exhibition and the artist’s process.

Creative Arts 4 Kids: Mira Lehr 11/3/18

Creative Arts 4 Kids: Mira Lehr
Saturday, 11/03/2018 – 02:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th St,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: 12

MOCA offers its monthly series known as Creative Arts 4 Kids, which occurs the first Saturday of every month. Create works inspired by artist Mira Lehr and “Tracing the Red Thread.” The exhibition explores nature’s beauty and the environment. These creative art classes are offered to kids ages 6 through 12.

Art in Practice: Demonstration by Mira Lehr and Catalog Signing 10/17/18

Art in Practice: Demonstration by Mira Lehr and Catalog Signing
Wednesday, 10/17/2018 – 07:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th St,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free with museum admission

Mira Lehr will discuss the exhibition and the works included in the exhibition catalog. She will also offer the audience an exclusive look into her process. The exhibition catalog will be available for sell and for signing by the artist.
Cost: Free with museum admission

Creative Arts 4 Kids: Frida Kahlo 10/6/18

Creative Arts 4 Kids: Frida Kahlo
Saturday, 10/06/2018 – 02:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th St,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: 12

Join MOCA in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by creating works inspired by Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo. The art instructor will lead the class in the production of creative works. These creative art classes are offered for kids ages 6 through 12.
Cost: $12 per participant

Art in Practice: Demonstration by Mira Lehr and Catalog Signing 10/17/18

Art in Practice: Demonstration by Mira Lehr and Catalog Signing
Sunday, 10/17/2018 – 07:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th St.,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free with museum admission

Mira Lehr will discuss the exhibition and the works included in the exhibition catalog. She will also offer the audience an exclusive look into her process. The exhibition catalog will be available for sell and for signing by the artist.

MOCA Guided Tour | Highlights from Mira Lehr: Tracing the Red Thread 10/13/18

MOCA Guided Tour | Highlights from Mira Lehr: Tracing the Red Thread
Saturday, 10/13/2018 – 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th St.,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free with museum admission

Artist Mira Lehr will lead a guided walkthrough of the exhibition. Lehr will answer questions and provide information related to the themes present in the exhibition and the artist’s process.

Nestor Torres comes to MOCA 9/28/18

Nestor Torres comes to MOCA
Friday, 09/28/2018 – 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
MOCA
770 NE 125th St,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: FREE

Friday September 28 from 8:00 to 9:30 PM: The City of North Miami presents Jazz at MOCA, featuring the Nestor Torres Jazz Ensemble in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The FREE concert will be in front of the North Miami police station behind MOCA at 700 NE 124 Street.

Standing on the shoulders of flute giants from worlds as diverse as Rampal & Galway in Classical Music; Richard Egues’ Cuban Charanga style; rocker Ian Anderson’s Jethro Tull; Herbie Mann and – most influential of all – Hubert Laws as pioneers of Jazz Flute, Latin Grammy Award winning Nestor Torres’ rhythmic and mellifluous flute sound remains apart in a class all by itself. His 14 recordings as a soloist; 4 Latin Grammy nominations, one Grammy nomination and one Latin Grammy Award; collaborations with diverse artists such as Gloria Estefan, Kenny Loggins, Dave Mathews, Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente, Michael Camilo, Paquito D’ Rivera and Arturo Sandoval; as well as performances with the Cleveland, Singapore, and New World Symphony Orchestras among many others, are testament to the remarkable journey of an Artist who continues to grow and enrich the lives of those who experience his talents.

“It is a rare occasion that I have to consult a Thesaurus to find enough superlatives to describe this flautists performance. I could say “incredible” and not be close. “Fantastic” an understatement. “Impressive” would have to be in headline type.”… Speaking of masters, Nestor Torres is a maestro, a professore, technically perfect, with a tone that is beyond belief; imagination and creativity pervade every solo.”
– Allan Kanovsky, www.JazzBluesFlorida.com

Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

Video: “Miami Beach Rumba” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3VA6UFeQWs

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nestor-torres-comes-to-moca-september-28-tickets-49225577026

TimbaLive in NMB – Free 9/15/18

TimbaLive in NMB – Free
Saturday, 09/15/2018 – 08:00 pm –
Littman Theater
17011 NE 19th Ave,
North Miami Beach, Florida 33162
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Cost: FREE

Saturday September 15 at 8: The City of North Miami Beach Multicultural Committee Liaison Commissioner Barbara Kramer invites you to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Miami’s outstanding timba band TIMBALIVE. Timbalive is a group of highly trained musicians from Cuban conservatories. The sound of Timbalive is an inimitable blend of Caribbean rhythms, Popular Cuban Music, lyrics and arrangements designed with the dancer in mind. The success that Timbalive has achieved in a short period of time is the result of passion, perseverance and hard work, to claim what in the music scene is called their “Own Sound”.

This event is free! Food and beverages available for purchase. For more information please call 305-948-2957 or visit citynmb.com. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKv6r_7ba2o

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/timbalive-in-nmb-sept-15-free-tickets-49476508569

Pathways Connect Group For parents 8/17/18

Pathways Connect Group For parents
Friday, 08/17/2018 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Amazing Births and Beyond
17184 W Dixie Highway,
North Miami Beach, Florida 33160
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Cost: Free

Recognizing that parents are faced with many choices regarding their families’ health, an educational and support group is meeting monthly on the third Friday of every month. Dr. Vivian Keeler provides a supportive, safe community for parents to discuss a range of healthy choices for their families.

“Tracing the Red Thread” at MOCA 9/6/2018

“Tracing the Red Thread” at MOCA
Thursday, 09/06/2018 – 11/04/2018 10:00 am –
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: $5

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami will present the exhibition “Tracing the Red Thread,” by distinguished South Florida-based artist Mira Lehr, Sept. 6 – Nov. 4, 2018. The multimedia, museum-wide installation will reflect Lehr’s eco-feminist philosophy, the concept of mankind working with nature rather than dominating over it. Lehr uses the classical myth of Ariadne to explore the beauty, fragility and interconnectedness of the endangered aquatic ecosystem of the South Florida coast.

In Lehr’s mesmerizing installation, two and three-dimensional works evoke dense thickets of mangroves, the dangerous beauty of jellyfish and the ethereal luminosity of the coral reef. Lehr creates a mysterious world whose seductive beauty reminds us not only of the gifts that nature gives us, but of the importance of preserving them for the future generations.

Comprised of a variety of multimedia works, “Tracing the Red Thread” focuses on climate change and environmental issues as a major factor facing mankind today. The exhibition draws on the lessons Lehr learned six decades ago working with Buckminster Fuller on his “World Game Project.” As Lehr learned in her work with Fuller, the earth must be seen as a unified island within the oceans so one is made aware of the interconnectedness of all life.

Admission to MOCA is $5, but free for MOCA members and North Miami residents. An artist reception will take place on Thursday, Sept. 13, with an admission cost of $10 to the general public, free to MOCA members and North Miami residents.

Jazz at MOCA: Nestor Torres 9/28/18

Jazz at MOCA: Nestor Torres
Friday, 09/28/2018 – 08:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a unique performance by GRAMMY Award-winning Artist Nestor Torres as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 and recognizes Hispanic and Latin American heritage and culture. As a flautist, Torres has found inspiration in classical, Cuban, rock, and jazz sounds resulting in a rhythmic and mellifluous flute sound that has become a music genre all by itself.

In collaboration with the City of North Miami’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, the public is invited to enjoy this special Jazz at MOCA event and the rhythms of Nestor Torres, rain or shine.

Guests may also enjoy MOCA’s exhibition “Tracing the Red Thread” by Miami-based artist Mira Lehr by donation. “Tracing the Red Thread” is a multimedia, museum-wide installation reflecting Lehr’s eco-feminist philosophy.

Jazz at MOCA: Elsten Torres 8/31/18

Jazz at MOCA: Elsten Torres
Friday, 07/31/2018 – 08:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free to the public

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is pleased to welcome two-time GRAMMY nominated artist Elsten Torres, more widely known as “Fulano,” for a special performance as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. Fulano, Cuban-born singer and songwriter, was raised in New York City, and currently resides in Miami. His multicultural upbringing paired with his talents in singing, songwriting, and guitar, result in a unique rhythmic kaleidoscope of sound.

Gather your friends and family to enjoy the jazz rhythms of Elsten “Fulano” Torres under the stars, free to the public, rain or shine!

MOCA Moving Images: “The Golden Dream” Film Screening 7/21/18

MOCA Moving Images: “The Golden Dream” Film Screening
Saturday, 07/21/2018 – 02:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free with museum admission

MOCA will screen the Cannes Film Festival award winning film “The Golden Dream” (2013), directed by Diego Quemada-Diez. This film follows three young men as they make the journey from Mexico to California.

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is presenting the group exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” through Aug. 5, 2018. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are from or living in the path of the monarch butterfly and are separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated.

Butterfly Activity in NoMi Butterfly Garden 7/21/18

Butterfly Activity in NoMi Butterfly Garden
Saturday, 07/21/2018 – 02:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free with museum admission

Visitors will learn about the monarch butterfly, their migration patterns and their threat of extinction though an exploration of Miami-based artist Franky Cruz’s greenhouse inside of MOCA and a film screening “Sex, Lies and Butterflies.” Each visitor will be given seeds to plant their own butterfly garden.

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is presenting the group exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” through Aug. 5, 2018. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are from or living in the path of the monarch butterfly and are separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated.

MOCA Contemporary Dialogues: “Identities in Motion: A Conversation on Migration and Identity in South Florida and Beyond” 6/30/18

MOCA Contemporary Dialogues: “Identities in Motion: A Conversation on Migration and Identity in South Florida and Beyond”
Saturday, 06/30/2018 – 02:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free with museum admission

Panel discussion with “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” exhibiting artists: William Cordova, Onajide Shabaka and Dinizulu Gene Tinnie

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is presenting the group exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” through Aug. 5, 2018. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are from or living in the path of the monarch butterfly and are separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated.

Creative Arts for Kids at the Museum of Contemporary Art 6/23/18

Creative Arts for Kids at the Museum of Contemporary Art
Saturday, 06/23/2018 – 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: MOCA members: $10, non-members: $15

Participants will create their own butterfly house. Led by a MOCA art education professional, these homes will be decorated to represent the identities of the individual and the exhibition theme of inheritance.

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is presenting the group exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” through Aug. 5, 2018. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are from or living in the path of the monarch butterfly and are separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated.

Jazz at MOCA: Julio Montalvo 6/29/18

Jazz at MOCA: Julio Montalvo
Friday, 06/29/2018 – 08:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is celebrating Caribbean Heritage Month with a unique performance by Julio Montalvo as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. Montalvo is a leading trombonist from the island of Cuba. Inspired by his island roots, Montalvo blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with elements of modern jazz to create his original style – New Latin Jazz.

As a songwriter, producer, arranger, session musician, and a Grammy award winner, Montalvo is well-versed in the world of jazz. Montalvo has collaborated with the leading stars of pop and rock in Spain and has shared the stage with renown musicians from the international jazz circuit such as Mark Nightingale, Mike Mossman, and Gladstone Galliza. In 2008, Montalvo founded his own record label, Montalvo Records and since has produced more than 10 recordings.

The public is invited to enjoy the unique rhythms of Montalvo, rain or shine.

Guests may also enjoy MOCA’s exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” by donation. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are from or living in the path of the monarch butterfly and are separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated.

Walkthrough with Monarchs Curator Risa Puleo 6/16/18

Walkthrough with Monarchs Curator Risa Puleo
Saturday, 06/16/2018 – 01:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free with museum admission

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is presenting the group exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” through Aug. 5, 2018. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are from or living in the path of the monarch butterfly and are separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated.


Curator and Critic, Risa Puleo will offer participants an engaging and enlightening gallery tour of “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” during its first stop on its traveling exhibition tour at MOCA.

25th International Conference & Exhibition on Dermatology 11/6/18

25th International Conference & Exhibition on Dermatology
Tuesday, 11/06/2018 – 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Holiday Inn Auckalnd Airport
2 Ascot Rd, Mangere, Auckland 2022, New Zealand,
Auckland, New Zealand, California 2022
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Cost: $699

“25th International Conference & Exhibition on Dermatology” welcomes all the speakers, delegates (both from academy and business) sponsors and other research expertise at Auckland, New Zealand. held during November 06-07, 2018.This conference provides to meet the International Exhibitors, Speakers and Eminent persons from all over the globe. You can also make contact for your company and give your company a global platform we have a great dermatologist across the globe and you have chance to meet them and make your business international. We are having many sessions among them brief discussion on
Dermatology. Kindly submit your abstract if you want to attend as a Speaker, else you can attend as a Delegate. For further queries kindly go through our website and revert back to us, we will be very happy to assist you all the time.

Hospice Volunteers Needed: VITAS Healthcare Hosts Orientation Class 6/9/18

Hospice Volunteers Needed: VITAS Healthcare Hosts Orientation Class
Saturday, 06/09/2018 – 08:30 am – 01:30 pm
Jackson North Medical Center
16800 NW 2nd AVE Suite 400,
North Miami Beach, Florida 33169
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Cost: Free

VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, is offering an orientation class for new volunteers in Miami-Dade County. Volunteers will receive a free and comprehensive training, where they will learn hospice philosophy, caring for the terminally ill, grief and loss education, and more. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the orientation.

Upon completing the orientation, volunteers are given the opportunity to choose the role in which they will feel comfortable and fulfilled. Roles of the hospice volunteers include visiting patients in their homes, nursing homes or assisted living facilities to offer companionship, run errands and help in other meaningful ways.

To RSVP, please call Cathy Agosti, Volunteer Services Manager, at (305) 690-4765. For more information about becoming a VITAS volunteer, visit www.vitas.com/volunteer.

Poorgrrrl’s Farewell Fiesta at 222 Taco! 5/25/18

Poorgrrrl’s Farewell Fiesta at 222 Taco!
Friday, 05/25/2018 – 10:00 pm – 02:22 am
222 Taco
1624 79 St. Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33141
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Cost: Free

On Friday, May 25th from 10pm – 2am, 222 TACO is hosting a “Farewell Fiesta” in honor of local experimental performing artist and 222 Taco team member, Poorgrrrl. The buzzy Mexican eatery and bar will offer food and drink specials, plus a signature bittersweet margarita, concocted especially for the celebration. The night will feature tunes by DJ Sinopoli, and a live performance by Dracula. Join the 222 Taco squad, as they say “Hasta Luego” to one of the city’s most unique local music innovators. 222 Taco is located at 1624 79 St. Causeway, Miami, FL. For more information, visit 222 Taco on social media @222Taco.

Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” Artist Reception  6/14/18

Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” Artist Reception 
Thursday, 06/14/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA)
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: $10 to the general public, free to MOCA members and North Miami residents

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) will present the group exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” from May 24 – Aug. 5, 2018. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are native to the Americas separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated.   
 
The exhibition focuses on the monarch, the only butterfly that migrates in two directions, as a geographic range and a metaphor. Monarchs (specifically those of eastern North American) fly from southern Canada through the Midwest on their way to Michoacán, Mexico and back. 
 
This survey of artists from or living in the path of the monarch, brings to life the Dakota Access Pipeline and the call to build a wall in Mexico as unrelenting issues that create challenges for people native to the Americas — being separated by conceptual categories of indigenous, immigrant, and assimilated. 
 
Like the butterfly, which takes at least four generations to completely navigate its way through middle America with inherited knowledge, these artists also use inherited cultural memory to showcase and explore historical narratives of their respective heritage through abstract techniques. 
 
Artists incorporate processes such as basket weaving, beadwork, copper hammering, and quilting, and materials such as stucco, plaster, ceramics, and feathers, that hold a high degree of resonance within native, immigrant, and brown aesthetics and vernacular cultures. The exhibition also charts the movement of styles and approaches through large spans of time across the Americas, speaking to an inherited means of production and genealogy of form. 
 
William Cordova, a nationally respected Miami-based artist, is one of the artists featured in the exhibition. Other artists include Gina Adams, Carmen Argote, Natalie Ball, Margarita Cabrera, Juan William Chávez, Rafa Esparza, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Guillermo Galindo, Jeffrey Gibson, Sky Hopinka, Donna Huanca, Truman Lowe, Ivan LOZANO, Cannupa Hanska Luger and Marty Two Bulls, Jr, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Nicholas Galanin and Merritt Johnson, Rodolfo Marron III, Harold Mendez, Mark Menjivar, Ronny Quevedo, Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez, Josh Rios andAnthony Romero, Guadalupe Rosales, Carlos Rosales-Silva, Francisco Souto, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Mary Valverde, Dyani White Hawk, Nathan Young, and Sarah Zapata.

Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly”  5/24/18

Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” 
Thursday, 05/24/2018 – 08/05/2018 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA)
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: $5, free for MOCA members and North Miami residents

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) will present the group exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” from May 24 – Aug. 5, 2018. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are native to the Americas separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated.   
 
The exhibition focuses on the monarch, the only butterfly that migrates in two directions, as a geographic range and a metaphor. Monarchs (specifically those of eastern North American) fly from southern Canada through the Midwest on their way to Michoacán, Mexico and back. 
 
This survey of artists from or living in the path of the monarch, brings to life the Dakota Access Pipeline and the call to build a wall in Mexico as unrelenting issues that create challenges for people native to the Americas — being separated by conceptual categories of indigenous, immigrant, and assimilated. 
 
Like the butterfly, which takes at least four generations to completely navigate its way through middle America with inherited knowledge, these artists also use inherited cultural memory to showcase and explore historical narratives of their respective heritage through abstract techniques. 
 
Artists incorporate processes such as basket weaving, beadwork, copper hammering, and quilting, and materials such as stucco, plaster, ceramics, and feathers, that hold a high degree of resonance within native, immigrant, and brown aesthetics and vernacular cultures. The exhibition also charts the movement of styles and approaches through large spans of time across the Americas, speaking to an inherited means of production and genealogy of form. 
 
William Cordova, a nationally respected Miami-based artist, is one of the artists featured in the exhibition. Other artists include Gina Adams, Carmen Argote, Natalie Ball, Margarita Cabrera, Juan William Chávez, Rafa Esparza, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Guillermo Galindo, Jeffrey Gibson, Sky Hopinka, Donna Huanca, Truman Lowe, Ivan LOZANO, Cannupa Hanska Luger and Marty Two Bulls, Jr, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Nicholas Galanin and Merritt Johnson, Rodolfo Marron III, Harold Mendez, Mark Menjivar, Ronny Quevedo, Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez, Josh Rios andAnthony Romero, Guadalupe Rosales, Carlos Rosales-Silva, Francisco Souto, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Mary Valverde, Dyani White Hawk, Nathan Young, and Sarah Zapata.
  
Admission to MOCA is $5, free for MOCA members and North Miami residents. An artist reception will take place on Thursday, June 14, 2018 with an admission cost of $10 to the general public, free to MOCA members and North Miami residents.

ProjectArt Group Exhibition Artist Reception at MOCA 5/31/18


ProjectArt Group Exhibition Artist Reception at MOCA
Thursday, 05/24/2018 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami 
770 NE 125th St.,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is hosting a group exhibition of artists from ProjectArt, a nonprofit organization that provides free after-school art classes to underserved youth in public libraries through an artist residency program.

Taking inspiration from the libraries and communities they served for 9 months, these Miami-based, multi-disciplinary artists will come together to showcase the artwork they created during their tenure as ProjectArt Resident Artists. The artists teach, mentor youth, and create new works in eight public libraries across Miami-Dade County.

MOCA and ProjectArt will kick off the 4-day viewing with an opening event on Thursday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m. that includes a 7:15 p.m. walk-through led by the artists who will offer exclusive insight into their works.

The exhibition will feature works by Alex Nuñez (Hispanic Branch Library), Anthony Anaya (North Central Branch Library), Blair Butterfield (Homestead Branch Library), Maria Theresa Barbist (Culmer/Overtown Branch Library), Morel Doucet (Arcola Lakes Branch Library), Rosa Naday Garmendia (Little River Branch Library), Rosemarie Romero (Model City Branch Library) and Stuart Sheldon (Edison Branch Library).

The exhibition is on view from May 31 – June 3, 2018

The cost to attend is complimentary.

8th International Conference on Environment and Climate Change 9/13/18

8th International Conference on Environment and Climate Change
Thursday, 09/13/2018 – 09/14/2018 09:30 am – 05:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest
Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Old Town ,,
Strada Doamnei 12 București 030055 Romania, Alabama 030055
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Cost: 250 EUR

Environment and Climate Change 2018 warmly welcome all the Scientists, Climatologists, Environmentalists, Oceanographer, professors, students, Environmental Specialists & Experts from the field of Environmental Science and Ecology to attend 8th International Conference on Environment and Climate Change during September 13-14, 2018 in Bucharest, Romania. The Environment and Climate Change 2018 will be composed around the theme “Exploring New Horizons of Climate Change”. Offers to meet up, look at discoveries, and talk about the exploration without bounds.

#MiamiWalks 5/5/18

#MiamiWalks
Saturday, 05/05/2018 – 06:00 pm – 07:45 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th St,
N. Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

Downtown North Miami
#MiamiWalks is part of a global walking movement known as Jane’s Walk, and is proud to be an anchor initiative of the 2018 #10DaysofConnection!

Our neighborhood exploration of North Miami will be led by local residents Erika and Ilyana, along with fellow members of the Greater North Miami Historical Society, which works to preserve the history of their community and its surrounding areas. This walking tour is focused on creating a conversation around how to make North Miami more walkable, vibrant, and welcoming. Starting off at the Museum of Contemporary Art, additional stops along the way include: small businesses & nonprofits, residential developments, park spaces & cultural amenities, plus potential sites for new construction.

Accessibility: #MiamiWalks seeks to make this event as accessible as possible to individuals of all different abilities and needs. This walking tour in particular, will be kid-friendly, dog-friendly, bi-lingual (Spanish) and ADA-friendly.
Contact: For questions or in need of additional accommodations, please send an email to celebratediversitymiami@gmail.com at least 24-hours in advance of the event.

Creative Arts 4 Kids x Pale Pastel Pots 5/5/18

Creative Arts 4 Kids x Pale Pastel Pots
Saturday, 05/05/2018 – 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th St.,
North Miami, Florida 33161
RSVP / Register
Cost:

The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) continues its hands-on interactive art classes “Creative Arts 4 Kids,” on the first Saturday of every month. These classes are open to children ages 6 through 12. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join the class and participate with the students.

“Creative Arts 4 Kids” runs simultaneously with the school year from October through May. Each month, classes have a different theme focusing on the work of a contemporary artist and will introduce students to art processes through drawing, painting, and sculpture.
 
The May class, “Pale Pastel Pots,” will feature the work of Italian painter Giorgio Morandi. Participants will create still life paintings of pottery arrangements in a pastel color palette. 

Cost per child:
• $18 per class, $60 for a four-class series for the general public.
• $12 per class, $40 for a four-class series for MOCA members, NOMI residents and City employees.
• There is a $2 discount for each additional child in the household.
• Class fee includes all materials.
 
Payment can be made in cash or via credit card. Advance purchase is recommended, as the “Creative Arts 4 Kids” program frequently sells out prior to the event. 

For advance registration, visit https://mymoca.wufoo.com/forms/creative-arts-4-kids/ or call 305-893-6211.

Jazz at MOCA: Aaron Lebos Reality ensemble 4/27/18

Jazz at MOCA: Aaron Lebos Reality ensemble
Friday, 04/27/2018 – 06:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161

Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is celebrating National Jazz Appreciation Month with a performance by the Aaron Lebos Reality ensemble as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. The powerful and unique music group from Miami, FL, specializing in Jazz, Funk, Rock, R&B, Latin and World Music Jazz, is well-known in South Florida attracting the ears of both extraordinary musicians and mainstream audiences.

The group is comprised of Aaron Lebos, Eric England, Jim Gasior and Rodolfo Zuniga, who on their own are some of the most-in-demand musicians in South Florida and beyond. Together the four musicians bring a unique high energy and intimate musical experience to each show.

The public is invited to dance under the stars and enjoy the diverse rhythms of the Aaron Lebos Reality ensemble, rain or shine. Guests may also enjoy MOCA’s exhibition “Obscura” by Lionel Smit during “Jazz at MOCA” by donation.

Shareef Clayton and Friends Saturday 4/14/18

Shareef Clayton and Friends Saturday
Saturday, 04/14/2018 – 08:00 pm – 10:04 pm
Littman Theater
17011 NE 19th Ave,
N MIAMI BEACH, Florida 33179

Cost: FREE

Kick off Jazz Appreciation Month in North Miami Beach on April 14, 2018 at 8 p.m. at the Julius Littman Performing Arts Theater with Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter Shareef Clayton and Friends. Clayton has performed with Bobby Sanabria, Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald, the Duke Ellington Orchestra and many others. This FREE event will feature live music and cash bar. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets available at the Parks & R.E.C. Department or at the door. The Littman is at 17011 NE 19th Ave. For more information, please call (305) 948-2957. Presented by the City of North Miami Beach. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

Featuring:
Manny Echezabal, sax
Joel Perez, trombone
Tal Cohen, piano
Dion Kerr, bass
Harvel Nakundi, drums

World Neuron Congress 9/13/18

World Neuron Congress
Thursday, 09/13/2018 – 09/15/2018 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Bucharest, Romania
UK,
London, Illinois WC2N 5DU
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Cost: $ 699

NEURON 2018, a special program that involves latest innovative treatment and prevention of Neurological Disorders. On behalf of the Scientific Committee, World Neuron Congress is going to be held in the Bucharest, Romania during September 13-15, 2018. The Theme of the conference is “Scientific quest to enhance the mystified and fascinating Neurons “, which covers wide range of critically important sessions in the field of Neurology, Neuroncology, Brain Cancer and Imaging. Objective of this meeting is to share the foremost updated knowledge on the neurology and the novel therapeutic options in Cancer treatment. Academicians and young inspired scientists are going to gather from all around the world involved in researches at the cutting edge in the study of the neurology and oncology. The conference proceedings will include seminars, symposiums, oral presentations, workshops and poster presentations on the latest treatment innovations in the field of Neurology, Oncology, Neurosurgery, Brain Stroke, Medical Imaging, and Cancer by experts.

Creative Arts 4 Kids 4/7/18

Creative Arts 4 Kids
Saturday, 04/07/2018 – 04/07/2018 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th St.,
North Miami, Florida 33161
RSVP / Register
Cost: $18 per class for the general public; $12 per class for MOCA members, NOMI residents and City employees. Class fee includes all materials.

The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) continues its hands-on interactive art classes Creative Arts 4 Kids, on the first Saturday of every month. These classes are open to children ages 6 through 12. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join the class and participate with the students.

Creative Arts 4 Kids runs simultaneously with the school year from October through May. Each month, classes have a different theme focusing on the work of a contemporary artist and introducing students to art creation processes through drawing, painting, and sculpture.

The April class, Delicate Dots and Bold Shapes, will feature the work of Australian contemporary artist Queenie McKenzie. Participants will create colorful posters while learning about graphic design.

Jazz at MOCA: Chloe Dolandis 3/30/18

Jazz at MOCA: Chloe Dolandis
Friday, 03/30/2018 – 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Arts (MOCA), North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
Website
Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is celebrating Women’s History Month with Chloe Dolandis as part of its monthly Jazz at MOCA series. Recognized as a young voice with an old soul, Dolandis moves the audience with her powerful vocals and commanding stage presence.

Appealing to a wide range of audiences and locally recognized, Dolandis’ talents are very versatile and explore multiple genres. Her debut album, “Bring Back the Fever,” is a unique, stylistic blend of jazz, pop and soul, while her EP, “There’s More,” offers a more intimate side of her voice and songwriting abilities. Dolandis’ country song, “One Man’s White Trash (Is Another Man’s Treasure),” was a finalist in the prestigious NSAI Song Contest presented by CMT and her pop/soul song, “Solid Woman,” was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition’s Performance Category.

Get ready for an impactful night of soulful jazz, rain or shine! Guests may also enjoy MOCA’s exhibition “Lionel Smit: Obscura” by donation from 7-10 p.m. during Jazz at MOCA.

Sergio’s Cuban North Miami Grand Opening 3/24/18

Sergio’s Cuban North Miami Grand Opening
Saturday, 03/24/2018 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Sergio's Cuban Cafe & Grill
1821 NE 123 St,
North Miami, Florida 33181
Eventbrite
Cost: free

Sergio’s Family Restaurants, South Florida’s mainstay for over 43 years, has struck a deal to develop 25 new fast-casual restaurants! Introducing… Sergio’s Cuban Cafe + Grill, serving the North Miami, Bay Harbor, Miami Shores, Biscayne Park and Aventura area – right off of Biscayne Blvd and 123rd St.

Come celebrate their newest Sergio’s Cuban Cafe + Grill with complimentary empanadas and cafecito on Saturday, March 24th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The first 100 people get a free bowl, and we’ll have giveaways and raffles!

Live rumba y guaguancó by Los Herederos.

Special thank you to: Hatuey Beer, Café Bustelo, Lactaid

Sergio’s Cuban Cafe + Grill
1821 NE 123 Street, North Miami

RSVP:
sergioscuban.eventbrite.com

About Sergio’s Cuban
After an extensive search, Sergio’s Cuban awarded the rights to Cuban Manna, LLC for Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The development group is led by operator Manny Rodriguez who was the first person to bring Domino’s Pizza and Baskin Robbins to Latin America. Mr. Rodriguez has partnered with Altis Cardinal’s principals Frank Guerra and AJ Suarez. Both AJ and Frank currently have over $1.5 billion dollars in real estate development throughout the United States and were excited to be part of launching the growth of Sergio’s Cuban.

Under CEO Carlos Gazitua’s vision, Sergio’s Cuban is breaking all the rules. The ethos behind his bold new concept? “A Fresh Take on Cuban.” Diners will queue up and customize the ingredients in their dish while overseeing the process. Ropa Vieja, Citrus Grilled Chicken, Organic Quinoa, Cauliflower Rice or Sergio’s award-winning Steak or Cuban Sandwich; there are no wrong answers as hungry patrons are emboldened to make the call. Sergio’s Cuban lives in a world of authentic yet unique (i.e. classic cafecito v. newly launched nitro café con leche on tap; or the traditional guava pastelitos and croquetas v. oven-baked empanadas of carne and maduros or vaca frita).

The new fast-casual concept has already opened in Florida International University, American Airlines Arena, Ft. Lauderdale Airport and will now be launching new locations throughout South Florida and beyond, beginning with North Miami—its first retail establishment.

Sergio’s Cuban – North Miami Grand Opening 3/24/18

Sergio’s Cuban – North Miami Grand Opening
Saturday, 03/24/2018 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Sergio's Cuban – North Miami
1821 NE 123rd St North Miami, FL 33181,
Miami, Florida 33181
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Sergio’s Family Restaurants, South Florida’s mainstay for over 43 years, has struck a deal to develop 25 new fast-casual restaurants! Introducing… Sergio’s Cuban Cafe + Grill, serving the North Miami, Bay Harbor, Miami Shores, Biscayne Park and Aventura area – right off of Biscayne Blvd and 123rd St.

Come celebrate their newest Sergio’s Cuban Cafe + Grill on Saturday, March 24th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

-Raffles
-Complimentary Bites
-Photo Booth
-Live Music

Special thank you to: Hatuey Beer, Café Bustelo, Lactaid

1821 NE 123 Street
North Miami, FL 33181

RSVP:
sergioscuban.eventbrite.…

About Sergio’s Cuban
After an extensive search, Sergio’s Cuban awarded the rights to Cuban Manna, LLC for Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The development group is led by operator Manny Rodriguez who was the first person to bring Domino’s Pizza and Baskin Robbins to Latin America. Mr. Rodriguez has partnered with Altis Cardinal’s principals Frank Guerra and AJ Suarez. Both AJ and Frank currently have over $1.5 billion dollars in real estate development throughout the United States and were excited to be part of launching the growth of Sergio’s Cuban.

Under CEO Carlos Gazitua’s vision, Sergio’s Cuban is breaking all the rules. The ethos behind his bold new concept? “A Fresh Take on Cuban.” Diners will queue up and customize the ingredients in their dish while overseeing the process. Ropa Vieja, Citrus Grilled Chicken, Organic Quinoa, Cauliflower Rice or Sergio’s award-winning Steak or Cuban Sandwich; there are no wrong answers as hungry patrons are emboldened to make the call. Sergio’s Cuban lives in a world of authentic yet unique (i.e. classic cafecito v. newly launched nitro café con leche on tap; or the traditional guava pastelitos and croquetas v. oven-baked empanadas of carne and maduros or vaca frita).

The new fast-casual concept has already opened in Florida International University, American Airlines Arena, Ft. Lauderdale Airport and will now be launching new locations throughout South Florida and beyond, beginning with North Miami–its first retail establishment.

Jazz at MOCA presents the Bobby Thomas, Jr. Quintet Feb 23, FREE. 2/23/18

Jazz at MOCA presents the Bobby Thomas, Jr. Quintet Feb 23, FREE.
Friday, 02/23/2018 – 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th St,
North Miami, Florida 33161
Website
Cost: FREE

Friday, February 23, from 8-9:15 PM: The Bobby Thomas Jr Quintet: Two-time Grammy Award nominee Robert “Bobby” Thomas Jr. has wowed audiences around the globe for more than three decades. Widely considered one of the most important percussionists in music history, his lightning-fast hands and percussive pyrotechnics prompted the great Joe Zawinul to bestow upon him the title of “Hand Drummer.”

After graduating from high school, Thomas studied at Miami-Dade Community College. During this time, he discovered jazz, and began to play with saxophonist Jet Nero at the Gold Dust lounge and other artists including Ira Sullivan, Billy Marcus, Zoot Sims, Thad Jones, Monty Alexander and Mel Lewis. In the late 70s, Thomas played at a benefit with Jaco Pastorius in Miami Springs. Soon afterward, Thomas auditioned with Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter’s jazz fusion group Weather Report at a live performance in New Haven, Connecticut.

Bobby played with Weather Report and its successor bands Weather Update, The Zawinul Syndicate, and Jaco Pastorius’ Word of Mouth Band. He has recorded and toured with the likes of Stan Getz, Ahmad Jamal, Monty Alexander, Sir Roland Hanna, Zoot Sims, Herbie Mann, Eddie Harris, Branford Marsalis, Ahmad Jamal, Junior Mance, Paul Desmond, Johnny James, Monty Alexander, Wes Montgomery, and Roberto Perera. World artists he has played with include sitar player Amitava Chatterjee, and African artist Vinx. Currently a core member of The Zawinul Legacy Band, Thomas has issued several solo CDs, on which he plays an eclectic mix of instruments including conga drums, wind instruments, guitar and the African bow harp. He also leads a new group, The Alien Brothers: 7th World, who are putting together a debut album soon to be released.

With: Abel Pabon (keys), Armando Gola (bass), Jonathan Joseph (drums), Jesse Jones Jr (sax)

MOCA is located at 770 NE 125th St in North Miami. Admission is FREE. For more info call KCC Productions at (305) 332-2623.

Mojo Ike and Val Woods at Littman Theater 2/17/18

Mojo Ike and Val Woods at Littman Theater
Saturday, 02/17/2018 – 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Littman Theater
17011 NE 19th Ave,
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Florida 33162
Website
Cost: FREE

The City of North Miami Beach and the North Miami Beach Multicultural Committee present “A Musical Journey through the Decades,” a Mojo Ike and Val Woods presentation celebrating Black History Month. The FREE concert will be held 7:30 PM Saturday February 17 at the Littman Theater. Hear songs of Marvin Gaye, Etta James, Ray Charles, James Brown, Ben E. King, Stevie Wonder, and more.

This dynamic duo has performed throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. The Ike and Val Woods Blues Band competed and won first place at the Monterey Blues Festivals’ “Battle of the Bands”. They have shared the stage with Buddy Guy, Gill Scott, Ramsey Lewis, KEM, Jerry Butler, Jeffrey Osborne, Bobby Blue Bland, the Whispers, Tommy Castro, Eddie Cotton Jr., Jonathan Butler, David Sanborne, Earl Klugh, Betty Wright, Nestor Torres, the Ruppingtons, Pancho Sanchez and the O’Jays.

The Littman Theater is located next to City Hall at 17011 NE 19th Ave. Tickets are free but required; pick them up at the Parks and Rec Dept. or at the door. Doors open at 6:30; there will be a cash bar. More info at 305-948-2957. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

31st Neurogenetics and Neurodegeneration Conference: Mobilizing Neurons to Rehabilitate 8/13/18

31st Neurogenetics and Neurodegeneration Conference: Mobilizing Neurons to Rehabilitate
Monday, 08/13/2018 – 08/14/2018 09:00 am – 08:00 pm
JW Marriott Hotel Dubai Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Hamarain Centre Deira | PO Box 16590 | Dubai | UAE
JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Hamarain Centre, Deira | PO Box 16590 | Dubai | UAE,,
Dubai, Florida 16590
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Cost:

Neurology Meeting welcomes you at Neurogenetics and Neurodegeneration Conference going to be held in Dubai, UAE during August 13-14, 2018 which unites brief keynote presentations, speaker talks, exhibitions, Symposiums, workshops. Neurogenetics 2018 is the Neurology meetings which will be most visited by all the eminent Neurologists, Neuro educators, fiery inspectors, postgraduates, affiliations, business meanders under a solitary rooftop. This Neurology conference will assist to framework organization, B2B teaming up amidst specialists and academicians. Neurology Conferences promotes awareness against risk factors and advancements about the Neuro care. This Neurology meeting lay a platform for postgraduate education and scientific work in the fields of Neurology, Neuroscience, Neurogenetics and Neurodegeneration research in Neurology and paediatric Neurology.

Yarn Bombing 1/26/18

Yarn Bombing
Friday, 01/26/2018 – 05:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161

Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, will present “Yarn Bombing” a special installation and exhibition in collaboration with Fantastic Fibers Miami. Yarn Bombing is the crocheted and knitted version of graffiti street art. Temporary, colorful, soft, and organic, it offers artistic expression in a harmless form.

This project will celebrate the talents of students enrolled in the MOCA Teen Program including a yarn bombing of the entrance columns and breezeway at the MOCA building. The exhibition Fresh Threads curated by Gregory Pierre-Louis featuring multiple fiber inspired creations will also be on display.

Jazz at MOCA 1/26/18

Jazz at MOCA
Friday, 01/26/2018 – 01/26/2018 08:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
Website
Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is thrilled to welcome saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts as part of the monthly Jazz at MOCA series. Roberts travels around the globe performing and recording with some of the greatest jazz artists of all time including James Morrison, Aretha Franklin, Christian McBride, Sammy Figueroa, Dave Douglas, Orrin Evans and Kurt Elling.

A jazz giant, Roberts has received numerous awards including three consecutive DownBeat Jazz Soloist Awards. He received a Grammy nomination in 2011, and was the only Australian semi-finalist in the 2008 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. Roberts is a member of both the Jeff “Tain” Watts Quartet and Jeff “Tain’ Watts” “Blue 5” as well as the newest member of Joey DeFrancesco’s quartet “The People.” He is also currently celebrating his seventh solo record “Tales & Tones.” The public is invited to enjoy the rhythms of Troy Roberts.

The opening reception of “Yarn Bombing,” a yarn-inspired exhibition created by the students enrolled in the MOCA Teen Program and Fantastic Fibers Miami’s Artist Books, will run in conjunction with January’s Jazz at MOCA. The exhibition will be located in the MOCA Pavilion, open for all to see, from January 26 – February 2, 2018.

The groundbreaking “How to Unlock a Portal” exhibition by Swedish artist Jacob Felländer will also be open by donation during Jazz at MOCA from 7-10 p.m. The exhibition will be on display through February 11, 2018.

Jazz at MOCA: Miami Big Sound Orchestra 12/29/17

Jazz at MOCA: Miami Big Sound Orchestra
Friday, 12/29/2017 – 12/29/2017 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Arts (MOCA), North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161

Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is thrilled to welcome back Miami Big Sound Orchestra as part of the monthly Jazz at MOCA series. Known as downtown Miami’s resident Latin Jazz big band since 2006, Miami Big Sound Orchestra combines 21st-century big band jazz with Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, funk and soul. Their repertoire includes original compositions by Rafael “Cali” Valencia, legendary Miami bassist/composer; Chino Nunez, Grammy-award winning producer; and Jaui Schneider, former pianist/composer of Ray Barretto; along with classics from legends such as the great Mario Bauzá. 
 
The members of the Miami Big Sound Orchestra are all veteran Miami musicians who have performed and toured with top-name artists including Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, Issac Delgado, Jon Secada, Chayanne, Rey Ruiz, Tito Nieves, and K.C. and the Sunshine Band, among others. 
 
The public is invited to enjoy the music, funk and soul of Miami Big Sound Orchestra as 2017 comes to a close. The groundbreaking “How to Unlock a Portal” exhibition by Swedish artist Jacob Felländer will also be open by donation during Jazz at MOCA from 7-10 p.m. The exhibition debuted on Dec. 7 and will be on display through Feb. 11. 

Yiddishkayt Initiative presents the South Florida Premiere of the highly acclaimed Joseph Papp Yiddish Theatre production Reflections of a Lost Poet Starring Avi Hoffman 12/13/17-12/24/17

Yiddishkayt Initiative presents the South Florida Premiere of the highly acclaimed Joseph Papp Yiddish Theatre production Reflections of a Lost Poet Starring Avi Hoffman
Wednesday, 12/13/2017 – 12/24/2017 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center’s (MAR-JCC) Cultural Arts Theatre (JCAT)
18900 NE 25th Avenue,
North Miami Beach, Florida 33180

Cost:

MIAMI, FL – Renowned actor Avi Hoffman will star in the South Florida premiere of Reflections of A Lost Poet. Reflections will run at The Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center’s (MAR-JCC) Cultural Arts Theatre (JCAT) from Wednesday, December 13 through Sunday, December 24, 2017.
Reflections of A Lost Poet will be performed in the original Yiddish language with both English and Spanish supertitles. Performances in Yiddish with English supertitles have proven to be a success, as with Mr. Hoffman’s Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway performance of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman in Yiddish and Paula Vogel’s Indecent, seen last year on Broadway and on PBS, in which some of the dialog was in Yiddish.
Reflections of A Lost Poet, written by acclaimed playwright Miriam Hoffman, (who is also Avi’s mother and was recently inducted into the Bronx Jewish Hall of Fame), is a one-man tour de force following the life and times of Itzik Manger, considered one of the greatest Yiddish poets. The play is a serious, occasionally funny, monologue comprised of songs and poems, capturing Manger’s joy and anguish during the tumultuous years of Europe’s burgeoning Jewish culture, before it was decimated by WWII. The Megillah of Itzik Manger was the last musical performed on Broadway, entirely in Yiddish, in 1968.
“It will be one of my most meaningful performances, as it’s written by my mother and I’ll be speaking solely in Yiddish, which is the heart and soul of the great poet Itzik Manger’s work,” said Avi Hoffman. “For the past few years, my mother and I have reestablished the Joseph Papp Yiddish Theatre, which aims to keep the Yiddish culture alive. The fact that this show will be performed in Yiddish, with English and Spanish subtitles, is a step in helping us reach our goal.”

WHERE: The Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center’s (MAR-JCC) Cultural Arts Theatre (JCAT)
18900 NE 25th Avenue
North Miami Beach, FL

WHEN: December 13 – 24, 2017
Wednesday, December 13 at 8pm
Saturday, December 16 at 8pm
Sunday, December 17 at 7pm
Wednesday, December 20 at 2pm & 8pm
Saturday, December 23 at 8pm
Sunday, December 24 at 1pm

TICKETS: General Admission: $36, Seniors: $25, Students: $18
Purchase tickets here www.jcctheater.com

If you’d like to attend any of the performances, please RSVP directly to Margie at margie@jwipr.com. For more information about the Yiddishkayt Initiative, please visit www.YiddishkaytInitiative.org.

MOCA Contemporary Dialogues – How to Unlock a Portal 12/7/17

MOCA Contemporary Dialogues – How to Unlock a Portal
Thursday, 12/07/2017 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161

Cost: $10 per person; $5 to MOCA members and North Miami residents.

Exhibition artist Jacob Fellander will lead a discussion/presentation of his work, art historical influences, and visionary evolution from analog photography through virtual reality. Through this multidisciplinary, multiplatform initiative, MOCA builds bridges between scholars, artists and the community to engage South Florida audiences on issues in contemporary visual and material cultures.

Brandy Wanlass Art Exhibit at Lexus of North Miami 12/7/17 – 12/16/17

Brandy Wanlass Art Exhibit at Lexus of North Miami
Thursday, 12/07/2017 – 12/16/2017 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Lexus of North Miami
14100 Biscayne Blvd,
North Miami, Florida 33181

Cost: $25.00 (12/07/2017) Free (12/08/17-Exhibition End)

Celebrate the creative eye of Brandy Wanlass at Lexus of North Miami’s International Food & Wine Holiday Gala in partnership with the Russian Chamber. The Craig Zinn Automotive Group will celebrate the beauty of the automotive industry’s past, present, and future with the Brandy Wanlass Art Exhibition to kick-off the 2017 Art Basel Weekend of events. As a contemporary artist, Brandy Wanlass holds a Bachelors Fine Arts degree and credits her choice of subject matter to the many automotive artists, designers, and collectors who have been her inspiration throughout the years. Following the event, Wanlass’ artwork will remain on display at Lexus of North Miami; the public is welcome to come and see it free of charge. To begin your #AmaZINNAutomotiveExperiences visit lexusofnorthmiami.com.