Beethoven on the Beach 3/13/20

Beethoven on the Beach
Friday, 03/13/2020 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

Beethoven is Back! Orchestra Miami’s annual series of free outdoor concerts- “Beethoven on the Beach”- returns this March. This year’s edition- “Pastorale”- features Beethoven’s atmospheric and beautiful Symphony N. 6 in F Major, Op. 68. Also on the program is celebrated Chilean violinist Francisca Mendoza performing Tchaikovsky’s iconic Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 55. The 38 musicians of Orchestra Miami will be led by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi.
Friday, March 13th at 8:00 PM at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest 33156. This is a FREE event, however there is a $10 per person suggested donation. Give what you can- no one will be turned away! Stadium-style seating is provided- no need to bring a chair! Please no outside food or beverages. Beverages & food will be available for purchase at the event. There is free parking at Pinecrest Gardens! Doors open at 7:15 PM. There is no need for tickets or reservations, seating is on a first come, first served basis.
Can’t make it on March 13th? There are two more performances! Friday, March 14th, 8 PM at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach and Sunday, March 15th, 6 PM at Gateway Park, 151 Sunny Isles Boulevard, Sunny Isles Beach, 33160. Complete info can be found on our website at www.OrchestraMiami.org

Environmental Artist Xavier Cortada to Reveal Mangrove Mural, City’s First Urban Mangrove Forest at Pinecrest Gardens during Art Basel 12/4/19

Environmental Artist Xavier Cortada to Reveal Mangrove Mural, City’s First Urban Mangrove Forest at Pinecrest Gardens during Art Basel
Wednesday, 12/04/2019 – 11:00 am –
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

In his new, socially-charged “Plan(T)” art project, local environmental artist Xavier Cortada is embarking on a public education campaign to urge every resident across Miami-Dade County to plant a saltwater-tolerant mangrove seedling and elevation-marked white flag in their yard to start preparing for the future of sea-level rise. The Plan(T) project is part of an overall urban mangrove forestation effort and includes exhibits, eco-talks and mangrove seedling giveaways at 50 Miami Public Libraries, numerous schools and Pinecrest Gardens’ popular Farmers Market. During Art Basel, Xavier will reveal an 800-foot long mangrove mural, a Plan(T) art exhibit, and the city’s first urban mangrove forest at Pinecrest Gardens, where Xavier is artist-in-residence. The event will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 and will include students and local dignitaries. 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL 33156 / 305-669-6990

MOAD MDC Presents: Alternative Facts by Paul Ramirez Jonas 10/20/19

MOAD MDC Presents: Alternative Facts by Paul Ramirez Jonas
Sunday, 10/20/2019 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
HARTVEST PROJECT at Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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MOAD MDC will present Alternative Facts, an interactive public performance by Paul Ramírez Jonas that explores the concept that truth is a social contract. Over the course of two days in two different parts of the city, the artist will engage individual members of the public in a series of actions that call into question commonly understood ideas about facts, authority, exchange, value, and trust.

For Alternative Facts, Ramírez Jonas will set up notary stations in public locations. For several hours each day, he will invite passersby to participate in a simple exchange in which they sit at the table and make an untruthful statement. Through a brief but elaborate process, the artist will notarize each statement as a testament to its truthfulness. The participants are then asked to pay for the service with a gold coin, which is made by the artist electroplating their spare change in a gold solution. The exchange results in two drawings: one for the participant to keep and another to be displayed near the notary station.

Environmental Artist Xavier Cortada and Pinecrest Gardens to Launch “Plan(T)” Project in Preparation for Sea Level Rise 9/26/19

Environmental Artist Xavier Cortada and Pinecrest Gardens to Launch “Plan(T)” Project in Preparation for Sea Level Rise
Thursday, 09/26/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Sea levels are rising. Saltwater intrusion into our drinking water, septic tanks, landscape and agriculture is inevitable. Pinecrest Gardens-based environmental artist and University of Miami Professor of Practice Xavier Cortada wants residents to do something about it. In his new, socially-charged “Plan(T)” project, Cortada will embark on a public campaign to urge every resident across Miami-Dade County to plant a saltwater-tolerant mangrove seedling and white flag in their yard to start preparing for the future of sea level rise. To kick off his new innovative Plan(T) project, Cortada will host a “Plan(T)” art exhibition, featuring a wall of mangrove seedlings in water-filled cups, to be held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Hibiscus Gallery at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road, on Thursday, September 26, 2019. The event is free. For more information, visit www.cortadaprojects.org. 305-669-6990

Netizens Documentary 9/30/19

Netizens Documentary
Monday, 09/30/2019 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
UA Falls 12 Theatres
9000 SW 136th St.,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: 12

NETIZENS exposes the proliferation of cyber harassment faced by women, spreading from the web to the most intimate corners of their lives. As the internet becomes the next frontier of civil rights, this feature documentary follows three women who are targets of harassment, along with advocates, legal experts and others, as they confront digital abuse and strive for equality and justice online.

Night of Beauty at Miami Center for Dermatology 5/2/19

Night of Beauty at Miami Center for Dermatology
Thursday, 05/02/2019 – 05/02/2019 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Miami Center for Dermatology
7700 SW 104th St,
Miami, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

Spring into smooth skin at the Miami Center for Dermatology during their sixth annual Night of Beauty event on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Dr. Deborah Longwill and representatives from the dermatology pharmaceutical industry will showcase the latest and most effective, advanced-technology procedures, non-surgical alternatives, lasers, injectables and products for all generations of skin from newborn to mature. The event is free and open to the public.The following companies will be on hand to discuss and demo their respective treatments.

– Intraceuticals – (Oxygen Facials)

– Allergen (Botox and Juvederm)

– Fraxel (Skin Resurfacing)

– Galderma (Restylane, Sculptra)

– Versa (Injectables)

– Ultherapy (Skin Tightening)

– Cool Sculpting (Fat Freezing)

– Alma (Body Contouring)

In addition, Dr. Longwill be showcase her signature skin care product line, Hydrafacials, VI Peels, Lash Lifts and Tint and PDO Threads as guests enjoy cocktails, sushi and light bites.

Beethoven on the Beach: Heroes 3/22/19

Beethoven on the Beach: Heroes
Friday, 03/22/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free; suggested donation $10 per person- no one turned away!

Beethoven is Back! Orchestra Miami’s annual series of free outdoor concerts- “Beethoven on the Beach”- returns this March. This year’s edition- “Heroes”- features an all-Beethoven program with a theme of heroism. The program includes excerpts from Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, featuring Laura Pedersen and Jennifer Tipton, soprano soloists, and Matthew Mannes, tenor and the dramatic “Eroica” Symphony N. 3 in E Flat Major, Op. 55. The 38 musicians of Orchestra Miami will be led by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi.
• Friday, March 22nd at 8:00 PM at Pinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, 33156. There is free on-site parking and stadium-style seating is provided- no need to bring a lawnchair or blanket. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase- please no outside food.
These are FREE concerts, and no tickets are necessary. However, we do suggest that you make a donation of $10 per person at the door in order to help the orchestra continue to bring great music to your neighborhood. Give what you can- no one will be turned away! Complete information can be found on our website at www.OrchestraMiami.org .

The Accidental Captain Book Talk/Performance 1/19/19

The Accidental Captain Book Talk/Performance
Saturday, 01/19/2019 – 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Books & Books
11297 S Dixie Highway,
Pinecrest, Florida 33155
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Cost: 0.00

Asthmatic, bookish and timid, young Glenn Patron spent his childhood dreaming of a life of adventure like the stories he read in the sanctuary of his bedroom in the suburbs of New York City.
As an adult, bumbling along on the edge of failure, his life begins to change when he marries an adventurous saltwater lady. Rebuilding an abandoned 30’ sloop starts them on a 20 year journey of mishaps and triumphs that challenge his beliefs, goals and identity.
Step aboard and experience white knuckle passages through reefs, stand-up comedy surrounded by nude models and dealing with his sinking sailboat in the North Atlantic.

Bernstein at 100: Trouble in Tahiti/Arias & Barcarolles 1/5/19

Bernstein at 100: Trouble in Tahiti/Arias & Barcarolles
Saturday, 01/05/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $20/$30/$40/$55* *includes VIP Party!)

Orchestra Miami and Magic City Opera join forces to perform two exciting masterpieces in a Centennial Celebration for legendary composer Leonard Bernstein. Trouble in Tahiti, an opera in one act, is a candid portrait of the troubled marriage of a young suburban couple. Arias & Barcarolles, Bernstein’s last major piece, is a very personal song cycle composed for mezzo-soprano and baritone and addresses matters relating to family. Both pieces will be performed by critically acclaimed American baritone Gabriel Preisser (as Sam in Trouble in Tahiti and baritone soloist in Arias & Barcarolles) and Caitlin McKechney (as Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti and mezzo-soprano soloist in Arias & Barcarolles). The opera will be directed by Michael Yawney and conducted by Orchestra Miami’s Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi with costume design by Lauren Constantine. Tickets start at just $20! Join us for a special VIP Tahitian party! For $55, enjoy an exclusive pre-concert reception that will include complimentary drinks and light bites, including a signature Tahitian Rum Punch, featuring Miami’s original award-winning rum, Miami Club Rum and premium seats to the performance!

Two performances only! Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, 8:00 PM at Pinecrest Gardens (11000 SW 57 Ave, 33156) and Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, 4:00 PM at the Alan & Diane Liebman Theater at the Michael-Ann Russell JCC (18900 NE 25 Ave, 33180). Free parking at both venues! For tickets and information, please visit www.orchestramiami.org or call (305) 274-2103.

Christian McBride Featured at Pinecrest Gardens 12/8/18

Saturday, 12/08/2018, 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW Red Road 111the St
PINECREST, Florida 33156
Entry Fee: 35-40
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Saturday December 8 at 8 PM: The South Motors Jazz Series at Pinecrest Gardens presents Christian McBride’s New Jawn. McBride can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a seasoned journeyman. With a career now blazing into its third decade, the Philadelphia native has become one of the most requested, most recorded, and most respected figures in the music world today. Raised in a city steeped in soul, McBride moved to New York in 1989 to pursue classical studies at the Juilliard School. There he was promptly recruited to the road by saxophonist Bobby Watson. Call it a change in curriculum: a decade’s worth of study through hundreds of recording sessions and countless gigs with an ever-expanding circle of musicians. Currently he hosts and produces “The Lowdown: Conversations With Christian” on SiriusXM satellite radio and National Public Radio’s “Jazz Night in America,” a weekly radio show and multimedia collaboration between WBGO, NPR and Jazz at Lincoln Center, showcasing outstanding live jazz from across the country. He brings that same breadth of experience to bear as Artistic Advisor for Jazz Programming at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). In March 2016, Mr. McBride became artistic director of the now 63-year-old Newport Jazz festival — taking the reins directly from its 91-year-old co-founder, George Wein.

Featuring: Christian McBride, bass; Justin Faulkner, drums; Josh Evans, trumpet; Marcus Strickland, sax.

Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 SW Red Road. Tickets are $35-$40 at https://www.pinecrestgardens.org/entertainment/concerts-theater-dance/south-motors-jazz-series or 1.877.496.8499. (For pre-concert dinner reservations and info call 305.988.5089.) Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfz0opxc6fg

Christian McBride Featured at Pinecrest Gardens 12/8/18

Christian McBride Featured at Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 12/08/2018 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW Red Road 111the St,
PINECREST, Florida 33156
Website
Cost: 35-40

Saturday December 8 at 8 PM: The South Motors Jazz Series at Pinecrest Gardens presents Christian McBride’s New Jawn. McBride can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a seasoned journeyman. With a career now blazing into its third decade, the Philadelphia native has become one of the most requested, most recorded, and most respected figures in the music world today. Raised in a city steeped in soul, McBride moved to New York in 1989 to pursue classical studies at the Juilliard School. There he was promptly recruited to the road by saxophonist Bobby Watson. Call it a change in curriculum: a decade’s worth of study through hundreds of recording sessions and countless gigs with an ever-expanding circle of musicians. Currently he hosts and produces “The Lowdown: Conversations With Christian” on SiriusXM satellite radio and National Public Radio’s “Jazz Night in America,” a weekly radio show and multimedia collaboration between WBGO, NPR and Jazz at Lincoln Center, showcasing outstanding live jazz from across the country. He brings that same breadth of experience to bear as Artistic Advisor for Jazz Programming at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). In March 2016, Mr. McBride became artistic director of the now 63-year-old Newport Jazz festival — taking the reins directly from its 91-year-old co-founder, George Wein.

Featuring: Christian McBride, bass; Justin Faulkner, drums; Josh Evans, trumpet; Marcus Strickland, sax.

Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 SW Red Road. Tickets are $35-$40 at https://www.pinecrestgardens.org/entertainment/concerts-theater-dance/south-motors-jazz-series or 1.877.496.8499. (For pre-concert dinner reservations and info call 305.988.5089.) Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfz0opxc6fg

Family-Friendly Environmental Art Event and Farmers Market at Pinecrest Gardens 12/2/18

Family-Friendly Environmental Art Event and Farmers Market at Pinecrest Gardens
Sunday, 12/02/2018 – 09:00 am – 02:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

Need an excuse to entertain the entire family on a Sunday? Head to Pinecrest Gardens’ award-winning Farmers Market to shop the season’s bounty, to explore the dynamic botanic gardens and to view the Antarctic Ice Paintings: Global Coastlines and Underwater HOA exhibit by prominent environmental artist, Xavier Cortada. While there, visitors can learn about how to become climate change problem-solvers in their community.

Be sure to pick-up an “Underwater HOA” marker artistically designed by Cortada, who has implemented a Miami-Dade County wide participatory art project to coincide with Art Basel. The Underwater HOA project aims to bring awareness to sea-level rise in South Florida and beyond and engage citizens to prepare for the chaos to come. There is a limited supply of Underwater Markers, which will be distributed from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 2 at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL 33156. The Farmers Market operates on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information about the Underwater HOA exhibit, call 305-669-6990 or visit www.underwaterhoa.com.

Environmental Artist to Host Kickoff Art Basel Event, Showcasing Antarctic Ice Paintings at Pinecrest Gardens 11/29/18

Environmental Artist to Host Kickoff Art Basel Event, Showcasing Antarctic Ice Paintings at Pinecrest Gardens
Thursday, 11/29/2018 – 01/13/2019 06:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Website
Cost: Free

Renowned environmental artist Xavier Cortada will host a kickoff Art Basel event for “Antarctic Ice Paintings: Global Coastlines and Underwater HOA,” a series of 60 untitled, never-shown-before paintings that the Pinecrest Gardens’ artist-in-residence created while in Antarctica, using the very glacier ice that threatens to drown Miami. As part of the exhibit, Cortada will invite General Consuls to name the works after other global coastal communities impacted by sea-level rise. The exhibition serves as the launch of the Underwater HOA participatory public art project, which aims to engage citizens across Miami-Dade County in addressing rising sea levels. The event will be held in the Hibiscus Gallery at Pinecrest Gardens (11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL 33156) from 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29. There is no cost to participate. The exhibit is open until January, 13, 2019. For more information, call 305-669-6990 or visit www.underwaterhoa.org.

Antarctic Ice Paintings Exhibit at Pinecrest Gardens 11/8/18-1/13/19

Antarctic Ice Paintings Exhibit at Pinecrest Gardens
Sunday, 11/08/2018 – 01/13/2019 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Website
Cost: Free

Scientists warn sea level rise is accelerating around the globe. Learn about how it will affect South Florida at the premiere of “Antarctic Ice Paintings: Global Coastlines and Underwater HOA” exhibit, featuring 60 untitled, never-shown-before paintings created by leading environmental artist, Xavier Cortada, while on a National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program fellowship. In Antartica, Cortada learned from scientists that the very ice sheets he was using for his art would eventually drown his beloved city. The Antarctic Ice Paintings exhibition debuts on November 8, 2018 and will run thru January 13, 2019. General consuls will be invited to help name the 60 paintings, which represent other coastal communities threatened by rising sea levels. This exhibit is part of a larger participatory art project titled “Underwater HOA” scheduled to take place this coming December during Art Basel in collaboration with the Village of Pinecrest. It is free and open to the public. Stop by 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday, in the Hibiscus Gallery at Pinecrest Gardens, located at 11000 Red Road. For more information, call 305-669-6990 or visit www.underwaterhoa.com.

Palmer Trinity School Presents the Musical Comedy “I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change” 10/11/18-10/13/18

Palmer Trinity School Presents the Musical Comedy “I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change”
Thursday, 10/11/2018 – 10/13/2018 07:00 pm –
Banyan Bowl in Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57th Ave,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for all Palmer Trinity students

The Palmer Trinity School (PTS) theatre department is proud to be presenting three performances of the hilarious musical comedy “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 11 – 13, 2018, at the Banyan Bowl in Pinecrest Gardens on 11000 Red Road.
“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” written by Joe DiPietro and set to music by Jimmy Roberts, is the second longest running Off Broadway musical of all time. The musical explores love and relationships by taking you through a side-splitting series of dating and marriage vignettes. It exposes everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit!
All performances will begin at 7:00 p.m. The show is rated PG-13 and is not suitable for children under 13.

Tickets can be purchased at the door on the night of the performance or at the Palmer Trinity Campus Store.
Please call the PTS Box Office line at (305) 259-1121 for more information.

11th Edition of International Conference on Structural Biology 3/7/19

11th Edition of International Conference on Structural Biology
Thursday, 03/07/2019 – 03/08/2019 09:30 am – 06:30 pm
Golden Tulip Berlin
Golden Tulip Berlin, Landgrafenstraße 4,,
Berlin, Wyoming 10787
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Cost: $449

The EuroSciCon is delighted in inviting all the researches in the field of Structural Biology to attend The 11th Edition of International Conference on Structural Biology held during March 07-08, 2019 at Berlin, Germany. This is a global platform for sharing ideas, researches, innovations, information and ability from both scientific as well the industrial and pharmaceutical groups. The conference will impact an attractive moment in interacting with professionals, eminent scientist in the research field and therefore takes a delight in opening a remarkable way to meet young researchers, potential speakers, industrial peers where they can demonstrate their new researches and contributions in the field of Structural Biology, Computational Biology, Computational Chemistry, Biophysics, Analytical chemistry and its related branches.

National Varsity Basketball Classic 12/28/18, 12/29/18, 12/30/18

National Varsity Basketball Classic
Friday, 12/28/2018 – 11:30 am – 04:00 pm
Miami Palmetto Senior High School
7460 SW 118th S,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost:

Join and support eight boys and eight girls team from across the nation come to Miami to compete in this three-day holiday tournament.

Hundreds of parents, coaches and fans attend the National Varsity Basketball Classic to watch the action. All games are free to the public and free to attend. The games are advertised to encourage the community and basketball fans to attend.

When: Friday, December 28- Sunday, December 30, 2018
11:30 am-4:00 pm

For more info, please visit https://www.juniororangebowl.org/

Contact info:
Alexandria Wuttke
a.wuttke@jrorangebowl.org
305-662-1210

Downtown Dadeland Cinco de Mayo Party 5/5/18

Downtown Dadeland Cinco de Mayo Party
Saturday, 05/05/2018 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Downtown Dadeland
7250 North Kendall Drive,
Miami, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

Join us for our Cinco De Mayo Party at Downtown Dadeland, presented by LIME Fresh Mexican Grill! Come enjoy Live Music by: Volksmusik DJ. We’ll have a taco eating contest, face painter, balloon animals, and live mariachis!

Bunny’s Pet Expo 6/2/18

Bunny’s Pet Expo
Saturday, 06/02/2018 – 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
The Falls Shopping Mall
8888 Southwest 136th Street,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: Free and open to the community

About Bunny’s Pet Expo
A family-friendly event for pet owners and animal lovers!
Bunny’s Pet Expo is the perfect avenue to find pet accessories, clothes, toys & supplies, veterinarians, trainers, groomers, food, organic treats & supplements, first aids, adoptions & rescue shelters, healthcare, and pet insurance. Entertainment for the whole family, Kids Zone, costume contest, competitions, Doggie Fun Zone, pet meet and great, informative talks, and activities focused on pets and their well being. Whether you’d like to learn, shop, play, or adopt, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

Who is Bunny?
Bunny is a smart, playful, affectionate, alert, curious, and energetic Basenji mix female dog. She is 21 months old and is the model and image of our event. Bunny was adopted on December 31, 2016, she brought to our home happiness and love together with the new year! She loves jumping, running, and give kisses. Ahhh and she loves to nap!

Sponsorship and Exhibitors Opportunities
Inside the Media Kit, you will find information about Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities and how to participate in our event.

*Pets are welcome!
Pets must be current on all age-appropriate shots, vaccinations, and records in order to attend.
*Rules applies, visit www.kiddosmagazine.com for more details.

About The Falls
Marketing to Families
• The Falls draws from a large population of over 800,000 people within a 10-mile radius
• The Falls Shoppers has higher household income compared to Miami – Fort Lauderdale –
West Palm Beach metro area.
• Average household income of $89,255
• Compared to neighboring locations, The Falls shopper is wealthier and has a higher instance
of children in the household.

Bunny’s Pet Expo is presented and organized by Kiddos Magazine

Be Seen. Be Involved. Be Connected.
Be one of our Featured Area Sponsors, showcase your products and connect with animal and pet lovers!
For more information please contact Veronica Lepere at 786.260.8492 or email vlepere@kiddosmagazine.com

Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant 3/25/18

Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant
Sunday, 03/25/2018 – 03:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Advance- $10 Kids/$12 Srs/$15 Adults; $12/$15/$18 at Door

Orchestra Miami’s Nicklaus Children’s Family Fun Series concludes at 3 PM on Sunday, March 25th with “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant” and “ A Treeful of Monkeys”, two delightful and witty pieces for children performed by the chamber ensemble of Orchestra Miami and narrator.
What do you get when you mix a tuba with a baboon? A tubaboon! Prepare to explore a wilderness where birds, beasts, vegetables and flowers have been mysteriously scrambled together to create creatures you’ve never seen before! Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant is based on the award-winning children’s book of the same name by poet Jack Prelutsky, with music composed by Lucas Richman. Known as the “Children’s Poet Laureate” Mr. Prelutsky is the pre-eminent author of silly poems for kids. This mash-up of inanimate objects with animals will have you giggling and trying to guess what comes next!
A Treeful of Monkeys is composed by Daniel Dorff, and based on a traditional African Folk Tale about a hat seller who takes a nap under a tree and wakes up to discover that all the monkeys are wearing his hats! How will he get them back? Find out in this charming and fun piece.
Both pieces are performed by the chamber ensemble of Orchestra Miami, featuring Orlando Forte on the violin, Stanley Spinola on the French Horn, Robert Deutsch on the Cello, Christine Pascual-Fernandez on the Clarinet, Mark Schubert on percussion and Elaine Rinaldi on the piano, and narrated by Carbonell Award winning actor Chaz Mena.
The performance takes place on Sunday, March 25, 3:00 PM at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156. Come early for the instrument petting zoo provided by Allegro Music Center and stay after for juice and cookies! Advance purchase tickets are just $10 for kids ages 3-17, $12 for seniors (65 and up), and $15 for adults. At the door, tickets are $12 for kids, $15 for seniors and $18 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at www.orchestramiami.org or by calling (305) 274-2103.

Ballet Flamenco La Rosa – Caminos Flamencos 4/8/18

Ballet Flamenco La Rosa – Caminos Flamencos
Sunday, 04/08/2018 – 03:00 pm –
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Rd, Pinecrest,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: : Adults – $20.00; Senior Citizens – $15.00; Students and children under seventeen – $8.00.

Caminos Flamencos, Sunday, April 8, 2018,
at 3:00 p.m. in Pinecrest Gardens
Caminos Flamencos delves into the most profound depths of the soul of flamenco with its sumptuous and fascinating music and dance to bring to the audience the richness of the varied styles and rhythms of the purest flamenco. Caminos Flamencos, with the spectacular rhythmic stamping or tapping of the feet, precise body movements, and vibrant energy, is at once spiritual yet sensual, primitive yet refined, full of restrained passion yet also of electrifying freedom, making it a highly dynamic and emotionally charged event. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa has presented shows of the highest caliber in Miami for over three decades. This new show, taking inspiration from the company’s Nuestros Caminos (Our Paths) will enthrall audiences with the unequaled power of Pure Flamenco at its best!.

Caminos Flamencos 4/8/18

Caminos Flamencos
Sunday, 04/08/2018 – 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Rd,
Miami, Florida 33156
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Cost: Tickets: Adults – $20.00; Senior Citizens – $15.00; Students and children under seventeen – $8.00.

Caminos Flamencos delves into the most profound depths of the soul of flamenco with its sumptuous and fascinating music and dance to bring to the audience the richness of the varied styles and rhythms of the purest flamenco. Caminos Flamencos, with the spectacular rhythmic stamping or tapping of the feet, precise body movements, and vibrant energy, is at once spiritual yet sensual, primitive yet refined, full of restrained passion yet also of electrifying freedom, making it a highly dynamic and emotionally charged event. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa has presented shows of the highest caliber in Miami for over three decades. This new show, taking inspiration from the company’s Nuestros Caminos (Our Paths) will enthrall audiences with the unequaled power of Pure Flamenco at its best!.

Beethoven in the Banyan Bowl 3/9/18

Beethoven in the Banyan Bowl
Friday, 03/09/2018 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free- $10 per person suggested donation, not required for entry

Orchestra Miami’s most popular annual event, Beethoven on the Beach, returns this March! Join Orchestra Miami as we perform three spectacular FREE outdoor concerts in Miami Beach, Pinecrest and Sunny Isles Beach. This year’s program includes one of Beethoven’s most beautiful yet least performed pieces, the Symphony N. 4 in B Flat Major, Op. 60 and his dramatic “Coriolan” Overture. Our special guest soloist is internationally acclaimed soloist, orchestra musician and professor, violist Richard Fleischman, who will perform Bruch’s lush “Romanze” for Viola and Orchestra and Telemann’s Concerto for Viola in G Major. The 38 musicians of Orchestra Miami will be conducted by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi.

• Friday, March 9, 2018; 8:00 PM at the Pinecrest Gardens “Banyan Bowl” (11000 SW 57 Avenue) in Pinecrest- gates open at 7:30 PM. Free parking available on-site. Snacks and drinks available for purchase- please no picnics. Suggested donation of $10 per person requested, but not mandatory for admission.

• Saturday, March 10, 2018; 8:00 PM at the North Beach Bandshell, located at 7275 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. Bleacher seating available, but you may also bring your own lawnchair. Picnicking welcome! Beverages available for purchase. Free municipal parking available in the lot on the west side of Collins Avenue between 72nd & 73rd streets (free after 6 PM). Suggested donation of $10 per person requested, but not mandatory for admission.

• Sunday, March 13, 2018; 6:00 PM at Gateway Park (151 Sunny Isles Beach Boulevard, SIB, 33160) in Sunny Isles Beach – limited seating available, please bring lawnchairs/blankets. Concessions will be available, or bring your own picnic. Play area for kids available. Free parking in the Gateway Park garage. The SIB Shuttle also provides free transportation within city limits- call (305) 792-1706 for shuttle info.

Ellis Marsalis at Pinecrest Gardens 2/17/18

Ellis Marsalis at Pinecrest Gardens Feb 17
Saturday, 02/17/2018 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW Red Road,
Miami, Florida 33159
Buy Tickets
Cost: 30-35

Save the date! Feb 17 at 8: the South Motors Jazz Series at Pinecrest Gardens presents NEA Jazz Master Ellis Marsalis, with Jason Stewart (bass) and Herlin Riley (drums). “Marsalis is a one-of-the-kind gem, a living legend.” (John Soltes, hollywoodsoapbox.com). Tickets $30-35 at pinecrestgardens.org. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

From his first professional performance with “The Groovy Boys” over fifty years ago, Ellis Marsalis has been a major influence in jazz. At that time, Marsalis was one of the few New Orleans musicians who did not specialize in Dixieland or rhythm and blues. He played with fellow modernists including Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, and Al Hirt, becoming one of the most respected pianists in jazz. Though he has recorded almost twenty of his own albums, and was featured on many discs with such musicians as David “Fathead” Newman, Eddie Harris, Marcus Roberts, and Courtney Pine, he shunned the spotlight to focus on teaching.

As a leading educator at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, the University of New Orleans, and Xavier University of Louisiana, Ellis has influenced the careers of countless musicians, including Terence Blanchard, Harry Connick Jr., and Nicholas Payton; as well as his four musician sons: Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo and Jason. In May, 2007, Marsalis received an honorary doctorate from Tulane University for his contributions to jazz and musical education.

On December 7, 2008, Ellis Marsalis was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Through the generosity of South Motors and the National Endowment for the Arts we are proud to announce that four of the artists will participate in a special educational initiative we call South Motors Gen-Next Jam. Nestor Torres, Brian Lynch, Ellis Marsalis and Spyro Gyra will mentor gifted students from the New World School of the Arts High School under the direction of Jim Gasior. Check the calendar for locations and times of these special free workshops.

Sammy Figueroa with Vocalist Joyce Moreno 3/10/18

Sammy Figueroa with Vocalist Joyce Moreno
Saturday, 03/10/2018 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $30 or $35

Two-Time Grammy Award Nominee Sammy Figueroa, Four-Time Latin Grammy Nominee Joyce Moreno, with special guest artist and Grammy Award Winner Chico Pinheiro

Talisman…An evening of Intoxicating Rhythms and Soaring Vocals

Gates open at 6:30 p.m., performance at 8:00 p.m. Pre concert dining available with reservation by calling (305) 988-5089

Storytime With Strings 2/11/18

Storytime With Strings
Sunday, 02/11/2018 – 03:00 pm – 04:30 pm
Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Advance: $10 kids, $12 Srs, $15 Adults. At Door- $12/$15/$18

Orchestra Miami’s Nicklaus Children’s Pinecrest Outpatient Center Family Fun Series continues with “Storytime with Strings”. Meet the string section of Orchestra Miami, led by guest conductor Oscar Bustillo, as they perform two fabulous fairy tales and other works for strings! The fun takes place on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Pinecrest Gardens (where there’s always free parking!), 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156.
Special guest Gonzalo Garcia-Castro narrates the story of “Rumplestiltskin” told through the music of Mozart’s Symphony N. 40 and “The Three Little Pigs”, told through the music of Beethoven’s famous Fifth Symphony. Also on the program are Bartok’s evocative Romanian Dances, La Cumparsita and an original composition by Oscar Bustillo, “Cuarteto Cafecito”. The program lasts approximately one hour and is appropriate for children of all ages. Come early and enjoy the “instrument petting zoo” courtesy of Allegro Music Center, and stay after for juice and cookies!
Advanced purchase tickets are just $10 for kids ages 3-17, $12 for Seniors 65 & up and $15 for Adults. Prices are slightly higher at the door- $12 for kids, $15 for Seniors and $18 for Adults. Tickets and information can be found at www.OrchestraMiami.org or call (305) 274-2103.

3rd World Congress on Pediatric Neurology 10/1/18

3rd World Congress on Pediatric Neurology
Monday, 10/01/2018 – 10/02/2018 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Osaka
1-13-11 Nanko-Kita, Suminoe-K u,
Osaka, Texas 559-0034
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Cost: 699

We take this opportunity in extending a warm and cordial welcome to you to be a part of the.3rd World Congress on Pediatric Neurology. Neuropediatrics 2018 conference is scheduled during October 01-02, 2018 at Osaka, Japan. Neuropediatrics 2018 aims to gather the most elegant societies and industries along with the renowned and honourable persons form top universities across the globe.

The theme of the Neuropediatrics 2018 is based on “Key Insights into Todays Practice of Pediatric Neurology”. The audience of the Neuropediatrics 2018 conference are expected from wide discipline, the conference will be informative and interesting with thought provoking International workshops and International symposiums to the all the participants.

Conference Highlights
Pediatric Neurogenetics and Neurodegenerative Disorders
Behavioural and Developmental Disorders
Neuro ophthalmology and Sleep disorders
Pediatric Nursing and Care
Pediatric Psychological Disorders and Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Pediatric Movement Disorders
Pediatric Pharmacology and Drug therapy
Neurochemistry and Neuroscience
Diagnosis of Pediatric Neurology
Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders
Pediatric Neuro-immunology Disorders
Pediatric Neuroimaging
Clinical trials and case studies in Pediatric Neurology
Pediatric Neurosurgery

The Brian Lynch Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble at Pinecrest Gardens Dec 9 12/9/17

The Brian Lynch Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble at Pinecrest Gardens Dec 9
Saturday, 12/09/2017 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Buy Tickets
Cost: 30-35

December 9 at 8 PM: The South Motors Jazz Series presents Brian Lynch’s Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble’s Holiday Show, with Special Guest Nicole Yarling. A vital force and emergent legend within both the hardcore straight ahead and Latin Jazz communities, Grammy© Award Winner Brian Lynch is as comfortable negotiating the complexities of clave with Afro-Caribbean pioneer Eddie Palmieri as he is swinging through advanced harmony with bebop maestro Phil Woods. A honored graduate of two of the jazz world’s most distinguished academies, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and the Horace Silver Quintet, he has been a valued collaborator with jazz artists such as Benny Golson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Charles McPherson; Latin music icons as diverse as Hector LaVoe and Lila Downs; and pop luminaries such as Prince. As a bandleader and recording artist he has released 19 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his distinctive composing and arranging, and toured the world with various ensembles reflecting the wide sweep of his music. He currently is Professor of Jazz Trumpet at the Frost School Of Music, University of Miami as well as conducting clinics, residencies and workshops at prestigious institutions of learning the world over. His talents have been recognized by top placing in the Downbeat Critics and Readers Polls (#3 Trumpet 2011 Critics Poll); highly rated reviews for his work in Downbeat, Jazziz and Jazz Times; 2005 and 2007 Grammy award nominations, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, and Meet The Composer.

Special Guest vocalist Nicole Yarling’s musical excursions have brought about stints with Dizzy Gillespie and three years on tour as a featured soloist with Jimmy Buffet. She also participated on Buffet’s platinum-selling CD, Fruit Cakes, and then went on to do eight worldwide tours with her own project, Little Nicky and the Slicks.

Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 SW Red Road (57th Ave) in Pinecrest. Tickets are $30 and $35 at pinecrestgardens.org or 877.496.8499. For Information Call: 305.669.6990. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

Dedication of Longitudinal Installation at Pinecrest Gardens with Florida’s Secretary of State Ken Detzner 12/7/17

Dedication of Longitudinal Installation at Pinecrest Gardens with Florida’s Secretary of State Ken Detzner
Thursday, 12/07/2017 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000SW Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

On December 7, nationally-acclaimed environmental artist, Xavier Cortada, will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his Longitudinal Installation by unveiling a replica of the ceramic sculpture, which will be on permanent display at Pinecrest Gardens. Florida’s Secretary of State Ken Detzner will be present for a dedication ceremony in addition to Palmer Trinity students. The participatory art piece captures voices from 24 individuals across the globe who have been impacted by climate change.

Cortada first created the Longitudinal Installation in the South Pole in 2007 and in the North Pole in 2008. During both visits, Cortada placed 24 shoes in a circle, each aligned across 24 longitudes. He stopped in front of each of his longitudinal shoe markers and read a quote aloud that revealed a person’s experience with climate change from that part of the world. His artistic ritual illustrated the ways in which individuals all over the world have been profoundly impacted by climate change. Guests are invited to recite the 24 quotes, as Cortada did at both ends of the world. This event is free and open to the public. The dedication of “Longitudinal Installation” will take place at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW Red Road, on December 7 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.cortada.com. 305-669-6990

A Garden Affair: Art Basel Kick-Off at Pinecrest Gardens 11/30/17

A Garden Affair: Art Basel Kick-Off at Pinecrest Gardens
Sunday, 11/30/2017 – 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm
Pinecrerst Gardens
11000 SW Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

To kick-off the 2017 Art Basel season, Pinecrest Gardens, South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park, invites the public for the much-anticipated debut of extraordinary exhibits by world-renowned sculptor and Stickwork creator Patrick Dougherty, as well as nationally-acclaimed environmental artist Xavier Cortada. With Pinecrest Gardens’ botanical stage as his inspiration, Dougherty spent 19 days, twisting and weaving willow tree saplings into a magnificent sculpture. While Cortada, who is the park’s first artist-in-residence, creates discourse with his EPOCH exhibit, which portrays life that has existed on our planet over the past 500 million years and encourages the audience to ponder what life forms will inhabit the earth in the future.

The event is free and open to the public. 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on November 30. Spaces are limited. To RSVP, email PR@pinzurpr.com. Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 SW Red Road Pinecrest, FL 33156. For more information, visit www.pinecrestgardens.org. 305-669-6990

Cultural Marketplace at Pinecrest Gardens by Knight Foundation 12/3/17

Cultural Marketplace at Pinecrest Gardens by Knight Foundation
Sunday, 12/03/2017 – 09:00 am – 02:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156

Cost: Free

By simply strolling through the upcoming Cultural Marketplace at Pinecrest Gardens, visitors can see world-class art and hear live music by some of Miami’s top bands. Hosted by Knight Foundation, the Cultural Marketplace is one of three upcoming events, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Knight Arts Challenge. This special edition Sunday Farmers Market features all the usual delights, along with art booths, family-friendly craft activities and live music. Peruse the stalls of local makers and dig in to some of Miami’s most delicious handmade eats. Visitors are invited to tour the historic gardens for free and marvel at the latest Knight Arts Challenge-funded and TotalBank-sponsored installation by world-renowned Stickwork creator Patrick Dougherty. Also enjoy a participatory art exhibit by artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada, maker faire workshops by 01, musical performances from local Latin band Cortadito, Agape and more. Free admission. RSVP at culturalmarketplace.eventbrite.com
Sunday, December 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 SW Red Road, Pinecrest, FL 33156. 305-669-6990

EPOCH Solo Exhibit at Pinecrest Gardens 11/30/17

EPOCH Solo Exhibit at Pinecrest Gardens
Thursday, 11/30/2017 – 01/14/2018 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000SW Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

In his Epoch exhibit, nationally-acclaimed environmental artist and Pinecrest Gardens’ first artist-in-residence, Xavier Cortada portrays life that has existed on our planet over the past 500 million years and invites the audience to ponder what life forms will inhabit the earth in the future. Conversations and thoughts on time, growth, and extinction will be brought to light as a result of Cortada’s unique interpretation of the individual’s adaptations or lack-thereof. As we move through the current epoch, the Anthropocene, humans themselves are changing the global climate and Earth’s ecosystems. Our reckless emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, along with our extensive use of pesticides, our endless yearning for fertile land, and our unyielding population growth are greatly accelerating the rate of extinction of our fellow species. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Exhibit runs November 30, 2017 through January 14, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday in the historic Hibiscus Gallery at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW Red Road, Pinecrest, FL 33156. For more information, visit www.cortada.com. 305-669-6990

Grammy-winner Nestor Torres at Pinecrest Gardens 11/18/17

Grammy-winner Nestor Torres at Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 11/18/2017 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33159
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Cost: 30-35

November 18, 8 PM: Nestor Torres performs in the South Motors Jazz Series at Pinecrest Gardens. 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 have resulted in a 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.

Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 SW Red Road, Pinecrest. Tickets are $30-35 at pinecrestgardens.org or 877-496-8499. Courtesy of KCC Productions.

Pinecrest Gardens Presents Florida is Nature Exhibit with Artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada 10/25/17

Pinecrest Gardens Presents Florida is Nature Exhibit with Artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada
Wednesday, 10/26/2017 – 11/19/2017 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

Pinecrest Gardens invites visitors to “Florida Is…Nature,” a participatory art exhibit that explores Florida’s environment and natural beauty by nationally-acclaimed environmental artist, Xavier Cortada. This is Cortada’s first exhibition as artist-in-residence at South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park, where he encourages discourse on Florida’s endangered animals, wild flowers and their importance in our ecosystem, and diatoms.

The Miami-resident has worked with scientists and groups globally to produce numerous collaborative art projects, including peace murals in Cyprus and Northern Ireland, child welfare murals in Bolivia and Panama, AIDS murals in Switzerland and South Africa, eco-art projects in Taiwan, Hawaii, and Holland, and environmental art installations at the South and North Poles. Cortada also has been commissioned to create art for the White House, the World Bank, CERN, the Florida Turnpike, Florida Botanical Gardens, Miami City Hall, Miami-Dade County Hall, Port Everglades, Museum of Florida History, and the Frost Science Museum.

As part of the “Florida is…Nature” exhibit, visitors are encouraged to create and upload a picture of their favorite animal, plant and place to www.floridaisnature.com/gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public through November 19, during Pinecrest Garden’s normal operating hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in the Hibiscus Gallery at 11000 Red Rd, Pinecrest, FL 33156. For more information, visit www.pinecrestgardens.org.

Xavier Cortada Exhibit and Conservation Chat 10/19/17

Xavier Cortada Exhibit and Conservation Chat
Thursday, 10/19/2017 – 10/19/2017 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Gardens Gallery at Pinecrest Gardens
11000 S Red Rd,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: free

Join Xavier Cortada & Miami Waterkeeper’s Executive Director, Rachel Silverstein, Ph.D. for a limited-opportunity exhibit viewing and conservation chat on Florida’s endangered wildlife and their connection to the health of our waterways and marine ecosystems. Special guest State Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez will follow. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments courtesy of Whole Foods Pinecrest. This event is free and open to the public! RSVP to hello@miamiwaterkeeper.org

“Florida is” is Xavier Cortada’s inaugural exhibit as Pinecrest Gardens artist-in-residence. Cortada portrays Florida’s environment to connect viewers with our state’s natural beauty. “Florida is… Nature.”

Miami Waterkeeper’s mission is to defend, protect, and preserve South Florida’s watershed through citizen engagement and community action rooted in sound science and research. We work to ensure swimmable, drinkable, fishable water for all. Through our efforts, we hope to maintain a clean and vibrant South Florida watershed and coastal culture for generations to come.

Gulliver Prep Players present Peter and the Starcatcher at Pinecrest Gardens 10/25/17, 10/26/17

Gulliver Prep Players present Peter and the Starcatcher at Pinecrest Gardens
Wednesday, 10/25/2017 – 10/26/2017 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest Gardens, Florida 33156

Cost: $12

The Gulliver Prep Players present Peter and the Starcatcher at Pinecrest Gardens on Oct. 25 and 26 at 7:30 pm. Peter and the Starcatcher is a play by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, with music by Wayne Barker. The play was originally produced on Broadway by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes and Disney Theatrical Productions. Entry is $12 and tickets can be purchased at Gulliver’s drama prep room or at the door.

The Composer is Dead: Orchestra Miami 10/15/17

The Composer is Dead: Orchestra Miami
Sunday, 10/15/2017 – 03:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens' Banyan Bowl
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Advanced purchase tickets are $10 for Kids (3-17), $12 Seniors (65 & up) and $15 for Adults; At the Door- $12 Kids, $15 Seniors, $18 Adults.

A COMPOSER is found dead, and the concert must go on! What are we to do? Why, we call the INSPECTOR, who must quiz the orchestra to found out exactly what went on! Was it the brass instruments?? Was it the Bassoons??
Find out as Orchestra Miami’s Nicklaus Children’s Pinecrest Outpatient Center Family Fun Concert Series begins with The Composer is Dead, a murder mystery for the whole family from the twisted mind of Lemony Snicket!! This hysterically funny, tongue-in-cheek introduction to the orchestra, with music by Nathaniel Stookey, will be performed by the 46 musicians of Orchestra Miami, conducted by Elaine Rinaldi. To set the scene of mystery and murder, the orchestra will also perform Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” & Berlioz’s chilling “March to the Scaffold” from Symphonie Fantastique.
The fun takes place on Sunday, October 15th, 3:00 PM at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156. The performance lasts approximately one hour and is appropriate for and guaranteed to delight children of all ages. Come early for the instrument petting zoo, provided by Allegro Music, and stay for complimentary cookies and juice after the concert!
Advanced purchase tickets are $10 for Kids (3-17), $12 Seniors (65 & up) and $15 for Adults; At the Door- $12 Kids, $15 Seniors, $18 Adults. Tickets available at www.OrchestraMiami.org or by calling Etix at (800) 514-3849 ext. 1. Subscribe to the Five Concert Series and Save! $40-Kids, $50- Seniors, $60- Adults, Family Packs (2 Kids + 2 Adults)- $190. For more information, visit www.OrchestraMiami.org or call (305) 274-2103.

Pablo Cartaya Shares His Secrets On Multilingual Creative Writing With South Florida Writers Association Members And Guests 10/7/17

Pablo Cartaya Shares His Secrets On Multilingual Creative Writing With South Florida Writers Association Members And Guests
Saturday, 10/07/2017 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Pinecrest Library,
5835 SW 111 Street,,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156

Cost: Free

Pablo Cartaya is an accomplished author, his book “The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora” was named one of the the best books of the month, by Amazon and Barnes and Nobles,
and one of the “50 Most Brilliant Books of Summer” by Scholastic Library.

Pablo will share with us:
The benefits of infusing dialects and other languages while writing in English.
With focus on how a multilingual approach expands the potential of a story.
He will also show how multiple languages are effectively incorporated in writing.

Come prepared to participate in writing prompts, text examples and detailed discussions.

Pablo has been a guest speaker at Florida International University’s, Exile Program, University of Miami’s Lowe Museum and has visited schools throughout the United States.
He currently serves as lead faculty at Sierra Nevada College’s low residency MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults.
Pablo hosts Escribe Aqui, an Ibero American writers program at the Betsy Hotel on Miami Beach.
For more information about the program.

visit http://www.thebetsywritersroom.com/programs/escribe-aqui/

South Florida Writers Association monthly meetings are held at:
Pinecrest Library
5835 SW 111 Street
Pinecrest
Florida 33156

The meetings are free and open to the public.
Beverages and light snacks are served.
For more information visit www.sflwriters.org

Edcamp Miami 9/23/17

Edcamp Miami
Saturday, 09/23/2017 – 08:00 am – 03:30 pm
Gulliver Preparatory
6575 North Kendall Drive,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

For the second year in a row, Gulliver will host EdCamp Miami on Saturday, September 23, where educators from diverse backgrounds will come together to create and lead sessions only about subject areas they choose to learn, or share their experience about.

Free and open to a maximum of 150 educators, EdCamp Miami allows attendees to focus on areas of education that are most important to them. Past topics include social media, coding, digital portfolios, and Google certification. This year’s session topics and facilitators will be determined the morning of the event, based on interest. The event allows educators the opportunity to grow their professional learning network and participate in unique, candid sessions to expand knowledge of teaching models. Participating educators this year also have the chance to a win a Google Chromebook. For more information visit www.edcamp.miami. While the event is at capacity, there is potential for last-minute seating.

South Florida Writers Association Cordially Invites You To Their First Annual Book Fest 9/16/17

South Florida Writers Association Cordially Invites You To Their First Annual Book Fest
Saturday, 09/16/2017 – 09:30 am – 01:30 pm
Evelyn Greer Park Multipurpose Room
8200 SW 124th Street,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

You are cordially invited to attend South Florida Writers Association First Annual Book Fest to be held on September 16, 2017, at the Evelyn Greer Park Multipurpose Room,
8200 SW 124th Street, Pinecrest, Florida, 33156. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public from 9.30 AM to 1:30 PM.
Bring your family and friends to browse, meet the authors, buy books, enjoy musical renditions, refreshments and have fun.
We welcome book lovers, authors to exhibit and sell their books, sponsors to collaborate with us while we help to promote their businesses.
To participate as an author or sponsor: see website above

Contact: Evelyn Benson evelynbenson2@aol.com
(305) 772-5857
Or Brenda Roman writerbtroman@gmail.com

South Florida Writers Association monthly meetings are held at:
Pinecrest Library
5835 SW 111 Street
Pinecrest
Florida 33156

The meetings are free and open to the public.
Beverages and light snacks are served.

South Florida Writers Association Meeting 7/1/17

South Florida Writers Association Meeting
Saturday, 07/01/2017 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Pinecrest Library
5835 SW 111 Street,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156

Cost: Free

Member reading – Get to know SFWA officers & members (a positive group).
Members only reading, but you can join or renew and read (reduced rates for students).
Or just listen.

Kiddos Magazine Back-to-School & 4th Anniversary Event 8/5/17, 8/6/17

Kiddos Magazine Back-to-School & 4th Anniversary Event
Saturday, 08/05/2017 – 08/06/2017 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
The Falls Shops
8888 SW 136th St.,
Miami, FL, Florida 33176
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Cost: Free

Kiddos Back-to-School & 4th Anniversary event brings more than 5,000 attendees! two-days filled with arts and craft activities, face painting, balloon artist, science and arts projects, safety, storytelling, sports demonstrations, dance, shows, characters, food, goodie bags, music, raffles and much more! Featuring over 50 exhibitors that will offer the latest in products and entertainment for kids, pre-teens and parents just in time for Back-to-School and Tax Free weekend!

Kiddos 2017 Annual Back-to-School is presented by Tampico, Florida Blue & GameTime, featuring different interactive kids areas and activities.

Meeting – South Florida Writers Association 6/3/17

Meeting – South Florida Writers Association
Saturday, 06/03/2017 – 06/03/2017 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Pinecrest Library
5835 SW 111 Street,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156

Cost: Free

Inauguration of New Officers for 2017-2018 Mayor Philip Stoddard of South Miami is the Speaker/Inaugurating
Officer. Meetings are held the First Saturday of each month and are free and open to the public. Light
refreshments are provided.

Orchids Through The Artists Eyes Exhibition 5/13/17

Orchids Through The Artists Eyes Exhibition
Saturday, 05/13/2017 – 06/25/2017 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free for Fairchild Members Adults: $25 Seniors (age 65 and up): $18 Children (ages 6-17): $12 Free for children 5 and younger

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and the American Orchid Society (AOS) are pleased to bring together orchids as the artist sees them in glass, porcelain, metal, oil, acrylic, etchings, photographs and more.

Contemporary orchid artists as well as those of the past will be showcased. From modern Japanese cloisonné to the botanical illustrations of Blanche Ames, you are sure to be mesmerized and delighted by the display, running May 13 – June 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center at Fairchild.

Some notable pieces on display include prints from “Lindenia: Iconography of Orchids,” Boehm porcelain and the rare Imperial Edition of Frederick Sanders’ “Reichenbachia: Orchids Illustrated and Described” a very limited edition publication with life-size illustrations. Only a few complete sets exist today, so do not miss the chance to see this rare publication.

The exhibition is included with Garden admission and free for Fairchild members.
American Orchid Society members receive 50% off admission with their AOS membership card.

Picnic Basket with Mom at Fairchild 5/14/17

Picnic Basket with Mom at Fairchild
Sunday, 05/14/2017 – 05/14/2017 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: $68 for adult basket (for two), $17 for one child basket)

Grab your basket, picnic blanket and spoil mom with a delicious day at Fairchild. Either bring your own or let Fairchild provide you with a basket for a fee with your choice of sandwiches, salads, desserts and a mimosa bar. Pamper the special woman in your life. She deserves it.

Tropical Fern and Exotic Plant Society Show and Sale 5/27/17

Tropical Fern and Exotic Plant Society Show and Sale
Saturday, 05/27/2017 – 05/28/2017 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free for Fairchild Members Adults: $25 Seniors (age 65 and up): $18 Children (ages 6-17): $12 Free for children 5 and younger

The Tropical Fern and Exotic Plant Show and Sale is considered one of the most beautiful shows of the year. Visitors are treated to an incredible display of rare & unusual plants grown by the society’s members and by vendors who come from around the world and offer something for everyone.

You will find a variety of ferns, hoyas, & crotons, flowering trees, orchids, aroids & more. Don’t miss this opportunity not only to see this beautiful show but also to purchase something special for your own garden from our many vendors and members. Society members will be available to share their knowledge and experience with you as you enjoy the show and purchase new plants.

25th Annual International Mango Festival 7/1/17

25th Annual International Mango Festival
Saturday, 07/01/2017 – 07/02/2017 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free for Fairchild Members Adults: $25 Seniors (age 65 and up): $18 Children (ages 6-17): $12 Free for children 5 and younger

Join us as we celebrate our tropical summers with the juiciest event: The International Mango Festival. Enjoy two-days of the King of Tropical Fruit. We’re offering lectures, cooking demonstrations and tips to keep your mango trees thriving, pick up a trick from local chefs at a cooking demonstration, shop artisan vendors or pick up delicious foods from local vendors, sample refreshing brews perfect for Summer.

Flowering Tree Society Show and Sale 5/13/17

Flowering Tree Society Show and Sale
Saturday, 05/13/2017 – 05/14/2017 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33155
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Cost: Free for Fairchild Members Adults: $25 Seniors (age 65 and up): $18 Children (ages 6-17): $12 Free for children 5 and younger

Calling all plant lovers! Shop an array of flowering trees, shrubs and plant varieties sold from local and international nurseries. Learn firsthand from the growers how to plant, replant and care for your flowering trees.

Matthew Sabatella & the Rambling String Band 3/31/17

Matthew Sabatella & the Rambling String Band
Friday, 03/31/2017 – 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $10 Kids (ages 3-17); $12 Seniors; $15 Adults

Introduce your kids to America’s Original String Music! Don’t miss the final concert of Orchestra Miami’s Family Fun Concert series, as we present Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band on Friday, March 31rst, 8 PM at Pinecrest Gardens! With vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and bass fiddle, The Rambling String Band bring to life music that is woven into the fabric of the United States: traditional folk songs, fiddle tunes, old-time country, bluegrass, Appalachian music, ragtime, blues, spirituals, railroad and cowboy songs, work songs, sea shanties, reels, breakdowns, ballads, and more. A popular favorite, your kids will have a rollicking, foot-stomping good old time! The performance lasts approximately 1 hour and juice & cookies will be served after the show. $10 kids (3-17), $12 seniors (65 & up), $15 for adults. www.OrchestraMiami.org or (305) 274-2103.

South Florida Writers Association Meeting 4/1/17

South Florida Writers Association Meeting
Saturday, 04/01/2017 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Pinecrest Library
5835 SW 111 Street,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156

Cost: Free

Meeting of the South Florida Writers Association Poetry by Tere Starr and attendees from her Poetry Soiree (1st Wed. of each month 1-3 pm at the Library), Jonathan Rose and attendees from his Famous Last Friday Open Mic Poetry at Books & Books in Coral Gables, and Barbra Nightingale, recently retired professor from Broward Community College and noted poet.

Spring Garden Festival featuring 38th Annual Spring Plant Sale at Fairchild 4/8/17

Spring Garden Festival featuring 38th Annual Spring Plant Sale at Fairchild
Saturday, 04/08/2017 – 04/09/2017 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free for Fairchild Members Adults: $25 Seniors (age 65 and up): $18 Children (ages 6-17): $12 Free for children 5 and younger Buy Tickets Now

Stroll through 83 acres of tropical blooms and celebrate spring with cooking tips and delicious eats from local chefs, expert-led gardening demos, a tea service, the 11th Annual Fairchild Artists in Bloom Exhibition and Sale as well as the 38th Annual Spring Plant Sale.

Spring Tea Garden at Fairchild 4/8/17

Spring Tea Garden at Fairchild
Saturday, 04/08/2017 – 04/09/2017 10:30 am – 03:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: $20.00 per adult, $15.00 per child under 12 after admission.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is the perfect spot for you to enjoy tea with your family and friends. You will be treated to scrumptious scones, savories and sweets, served with a variety of blended teas. Come and create a memory to cherish .

Mother’s Day Tea at Fairchild 5/14/17

Mother’s Day Tea at Fairchild
Sunday, 05/14/2017 – 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156

Cost: $20.00 per adult, $15.00 per child under 12 after admission.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is the perfect spot for you to enjoy tea with your family and friends. You will be treated to scrumptious scones, savories and sweets, served with a variety of blended teas. Come and create a memory to cherish.

11th Annual Fairchild Artists in Bloom Exhibition & Sale 4/8/17

11th Annual Fairchild Artists in Bloom Exhibition & Sale
Saturday, 04/08/2017 – 04/09/2017 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: Access to the exhibition and sale is included in Garden admission.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will host its 11th Annual Fairchild Artists in Bloom Exhibition and Sale on Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9; during the Spring Garden Festival.
The Garden House will transform into a gallery featuring more than 150 original works from more than 50 artists and Fairchild art instructors. The exhibition will showcase botanically-themed works in watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, pastels, and illustrations. The artwork was created through six months of Classes at Fairchild, a continuing education program with courses highlighting topics in art, botany, cuisine, and photography. Classes are open to all levels, from beginner to advanced students.

Fifth Annual Zanmi Beni Family Fun Day 3/26/17

Fifth Annual Zanmi Beni Family Fun Day
Sunday, 03/26/2017 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 South Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $35 for adults/$25 for children (pre-registration fee, 1 and under are free)

The Fifth Annual Zanmi Beni Family Fun Day is a great day for children and families. We feature carnival games, field activities, arts and crafts, a silent auction, a delicious lunch, and much more! The day is an easy and fun way to engage in the community and support a great cause. See www.friendsofzb.org for more information on Zanmi Beni, a residential children’s home in Haiti.

Little Red Riding Hood 3/3/17

Little Red Riding Hood
Friday, 03/03/2017 – 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $10 Kids (ages 3-17); $12 Seniors; $15 Adults

Orchestra Miami proudly presents “Little Red Riding Hood”, an opera by Seymour Barab. Everyone’s favorite fairy tale will be sung by three professional opera singers in this charming, fully staged production. Soprano Sydnee Waggoner stars as Little Red Riding Hood, with baritone Daniel Snodgrass as the Wolf and Natalie Rose Havens as Mother/Grandma, accompanied by Orchestra Miami’s Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi at the piano. Full of laughter and surprises, this entertaining opera reminds kids of one of childhood’s most important lessons- don’t talk to strangers! The performance lasts 1 hour; cookies and juice served after the show! Friday, March 3rd, 8 PM at Pinecrest Gardens (11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156- free onsite parking). Tickets are $10 for kids (ages 3-17), $12 for seniors (65 & up) and $15 for adults, available at www.orchestramiami.org or by calling (305) 274-2103.

Beethoven on the Beach 3/4/17

Beethoven on the Beach
Sunday, 03/05/2017 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free; suggested donation $10 per person- no one turned away!

Beethoven on the Beach-Orchestra Miami’s most popular annual event- returns! This year’s program includes one of the world’s most recognizable classical music hits, the Overture to The Barber of Seville by Rossini, German Dances by Beethoven, Haydn’s classic Concerto for Trumpet in E Flat Major & Beethoven’s Symphony N. 1 in C Major, Op. 21. Our soloist is Miami native & lead trumpet for the world-renowned Dallas Brass ensemble Brain Neal, & the 42 musicians of Orchestra Miami will be led by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi. Sunday, Mar 5, 8 PM at Pinecrest Gardens (11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156). General admission seating; snacks and beverages available for purchase. Free on-site parking.

Visions of America 1/6/17

Visions of America
Friday, 01/06/2017 – 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
5x7Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $10 Kids (ages 3-17); $12 Seniors; $15 Adults

What does the Grand Canyon sound like? Or the Great Smoky Mountains? Join Orchestra Miami as we journey across the American landscape through the eyes and ears of different composers! Listen and learn about how different composers interpret our great nation though music. The concert features works by Grofé, Copland, Bacon and Horwood with visual imagery and narration accompany the music, performed by Orchestra Miami along with selected students from the Greater Miami Youth Symphony, Orchestra Miami Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi conducting. A part of the Family Fun Concert series at Pinecrest Gardens, the concert lasts approximately 1 hour and juice & cookies are served after the show! Friday, January 6, 2017, 8:00 PM at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156. Tickets are just $10 for kids (ages 3-17), $12 for seniors (65 & up) and $15 for adults. Tickets are available at www.OrchestraMiami.org or by calling (305) 274-2103.

Roadside Florida: A Castle, Three Jungles and Snakes 11/17/16

Roadside Florida: A Castle, Three Jungles and Snakes
Thursday, 11/17/2016 – 06:30 pm – 07:30 pm
Parrots-resting-on-a-woman-at-Parrot-Jungle-Miami-FL-1-46-c003418-FLMPinecrest Branch Library
5835 SW 111 Street,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

Journey to the wilds of South Miami-Dade and check out exotic (but tourist-friendly) spots like Musa Isle, the Miami Rare Bird Farm, Coral Castle and Jungles reserved for Monkeys, Orchids and Parrots!

Writer and history consultant Sylvia Gurinsky guides this trip through time, and with vintage film and video from the Wolfson Archives in your rear-view, you’ll get a fun and fascinating tour of the roadside attractions that enticed visitors to Florida in the days before Disney World.

RSVP to Kevin Wynn at kwynn@mdc.edu or 305-237-7732

“Roadside Florida” is a co-presentation of the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College and the Miami-Dade Public Library System.

Photo courtesy Florida State Archives/Florida Memory.

International Gymnastics Booster Club Night @ ChillN7 12/1/16

International Gymnastics Booster Club Night @ ChillN7
Thursday, 12/01/2016 – 02:00 pm – 10:00 pm

IMG_0928-2Chill-N7
8271 SW 124th St,
Miami, Florida 33156

Cost: Free

Chill-N7

Proudly supports

International Gymnastics Booster Club

Mention our organization when ordering at the register and 20% of your transaction will be donated to our team.

December 1st, 2016

2:00 PM – 10:00PM

8271 SW 124th St, Pinecrest, FL 33156

EdCamp Miami 11/12/16

EdCamp Miami
Saturday, 11/12/2016 – 08:30 am – 03:30 pm
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6575 North Kendall Drive,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

Gulliver Schools is set to host EdCamp Miami on Saturday, November 12, where educators from diverse backgrounds will meet to discuss topics and ideas they wish to gain and contribute knowledge to.

Free and open to all educators, the event will be completely participant-driven, allowing attendees to focus on areas of education that are most important to them. Participants will write down the topics that interest them the most on sticky notes and paste them on a communal board. Session facilitators will then organize sessions based on common themes and the most popular topics.

The EdCamp Miami team is made up of notable teachers and administration from Gulliver Schools and Florida International University. In true Edcamp style, session facilitators will be determined the morning of the event, based on interest.

Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto 11/4/16

Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto
Friday, 11/04/2016 – 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
600x600Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $10 Kids (ages 3-17); $12 Seniors; $15 Adults

What ferocious former meat eater is 40 feet long, 12 feet high and weighs more than 10 tons? It’s Tyrannosaurus Sue- the largest and best preserved existing T-Rex fossil in the world! But what was Sue like when she was alive? Find out in this fascinating and educational piece by award-winning composer Bruce Adolphe. Through the magic of music, we travel back 67 million years and discover the life and times of Tyrannosaurus Sue as she competes with a tricky Troodon, chases a Parasaurolophus, and battles with a menacing Triceratops! Performed by the Chamber Ensemble of Orchestra Miami, conducted by Elaine Rinaldi, with narration in English and Spanish and lasting approximately one hour, this is the perfect way to make Friday a Family Fun night!

Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, 8:00 PM at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156. Tickets are just $10 for kids (ages 3-17), $12 for seniors (65 & up) and $15 for adults. You can save up to 20% by subscribing to the entire series! Tickets are available at www.OrchestraMiami.org or by calling (305) 274-2103.

Gulliver Schools 7th Annual Make-A-Splash Event 9/24/16

Gulliver Schools 7th Annual Make-A-Splash Event
Saturday, 09/24/2016 – 09:00 am – 12:00 pm
Screen-Shot-2016-09-19-at-5.34.22-PMGulliver Preparatory Aquatics Center
6575 N. Kendall Drive,
Miami, Florida 33156

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Gulliver Academy is set to host its 7th Annual Make-a-Splash Event on Saturday, September 24, where sponsored student swimmers, ages 5 and up will attempt to swim 72 continuous laps, a mile. Each participant must be able to swim at least a 25-yard lap (one lap) on his or her own.

Make-a-Splash’s purpose is to raise awareness of Gulliver Schools and its programs. Proceeds from the event will support the Gulliver Annual Fund, benefitting the school’s Performing and Visual Arts programs as well as the Gulliver Athletic Fund. A portion of the funds will be donated to The Woody Foundation, which raises funds for the recovery of people with spinal chord injuries. Last year’s event raised more than $40,000 through the support of 170 participants.

In addition to the 72-lap swim challenge, Make-a-Splash activities will include a pool float relay, a tie-dye station, a dunk tank and bubble soccer. The event will also feature a covered tent area where students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff can visit booths from local restaurants and business and enjoy delicious treats and giveaways.

Pearls of Hope benefiting orphan children in Ayacucho, Peru 9/17/16

Pearls of Hope benefiting orphan children in Ayacucho, Peru
Saturday, 09/17/2016 – 07:30 pm – 12:00 am
save-the-date-Gala-2016Miami Marriott Dadeland
9090 S. Dadeland Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33156
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Cost: $125.00 per person

AEA Miami is proud to present its Pearls of Hope Gala and 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Don’t miss this exciting evening which serves as AEA Miami’s annual fundraising event benefiting orphan children in Ayacucho, Peru.

Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 PM at the Miami Marriott Dadeland.

Donation: $ 125.00 per person (includes cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner, show and dance)

Reservations & Payments available on www.tinyurl.com/AEADonation

Call us at 305-299-2497 or email us at aeamiamichapter@gmail.com for more information.

Table sponsorships, underwriters and in-kind donation opportunities available!

Thank you!
www.aeamiami.com

Wycliffe Gordon at Pinecrest Gardens 10/22/16

Wycliffe Gordon at Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 10/22/2016 – 08:00 pm –
wycliffPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 & $30

Musical ambassador and interpreter of America’s music, Wycliffe Gordon has experienced an extraordinary career touring the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz receiving great acclaim from audiences and critics alike. His unmatched modern mastery of the trombone and his prodigious technique and signature sound has earned him the title of one of the top trombonists of his generation. Gordon headlines legendary jazz venues and performing arts centers throughout the world, is a former veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and has been a featured guest artist on Billy Taylor’s “Jazz at the Kennedy Center” Series. His musical prowess has been captured on numerous recordings, including thirteen solo CDs and is featured on numerous recordings with the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and many others as. His program “Dreams of New Orleans” features the music of New Orleans showcasing Wycliffe on vocals, trombone, trumpet along with instruments banjo, guitar and tuba.

Paquito D’Rivera at Pinecrest Gardens 11/19/16

Paquito D’Rivera at Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 11/19/2016 – 08:00 pm –
paquitoPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 & $30

Paquito D’Rivera defies categorization. The winner of fourteen GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. His numerous recordings include more than 30 solo albums. In 1988, he was a founding member of the United Nation Orchestra, a 15-piece ensemble organized by Dizzy Gillespie to showcase the fusion of Latin and Caribbean influences with jazz. D’Rivera continues to appear as guest conductor. A GRAMMY was awarded the United Nation Orchestra in 1991, the same year D’Rivera received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Carnegie Hall for his contributions to Latin music. Additionally, D’Rivera’s highly acclaimed ensembles- the Chamber Jazz Ensemble, the Paquito D’Rivera Big Band, and the Paquito D’Rivera Quintet are in great demand world wide.The National Endowment for the Arts website affirms “he has become the consummate multinational ambassador, creating and promoting a cross-culture of music that moves effortlessly among jazz, Latin, and Mozart.

Dr. Ed Calle and Mamblue at Pinecrest Gardens 12/10/16

Dr. Ed Calle and Mamblue at Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 12/10/2016 – 08:00 pm –
ed-callePinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 & $30

Back by popular demand! 2015 Latin Grammy Award Winner for Best Instrumental Album and 5X Grammy nominee, around the globe, Calle is a renowned musician, composer, orchestrator, scholar, professor, and leader. Throughout his legendary career, Calle has become one of the most recorded saxophonists in history appearing on more than 1,200 albums, almost 9,000 singles, and countless television and movie soundtracks with artists ranging from Frank Sinatra and Celia Cruz to Sylvester Stallone and Andy Garcia.

Trio Da Paz and Maucha Adnet at Pinecrest Gardens 1/14/17

Trio Da Paz and Maucha Adnet at Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 01/14/2017 – 08:00 pm –
trioPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 & $30

Featuring three of Brazil’s most in-demand musicians, Trio da Paz updates the infectious spirit of jazz-oriented Brazilian music. Formed in 1990 by Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta and Duduka da Fonseca, the Trio redefines Brazilian Jazz with their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations and dazzling rhythms .All three are seasoned masters of both jazz and Brazilian music with impressive resumes.
The list of legendary musicians the members of Trio da Paz have recorded and performed with is extensive. A sampling would include guitarist Romero Lubambo’s work with Dianne Reeves, Michael Brecker, Grover Washington, Jr., and Kathleen Battle; bassist Nilson Matta’s work with Joe Henderson, Don Pullen, Yo-Yo Ma, and Paul Winter; and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca’s work with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, John Scofield, and Tom Harrell. Trio da Paz as a group has recorded and performed with Charlie Byrd, Herbie Mann, Lee Konitz, Kenny Barron, Nana Vasconcelos, Joe Lovano, Dori Caymmi, Joyce Moreno among others.

Alan Paul and The Jim Gasior Trio at Pinecrest Gardens 2/18/17

Alan Paul and The Jim Gasior Trio at Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 02/18/2017 – 08:00 pm –
alan-paulPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 and $30

Alan began his career on Broadway at the age of 12 in the original Broadway cast of Oliver and worked extensively in stage, film and TV; some of the productions include The King and I, The Pawnbroker, The Pursuit of Happiness and The Patty Duke Show. After graduating from college, Alan was cast in the original Broadway production of Grease where he created the roles of Teen Angel and Johnny Casino. While still performing in Grease, Alan met Janis Siegel, Tim Hauser and Laurel Masse’ and together formed “The Manhattan Transfer”. The Manhattan Transfer has recorded over thirty albums, were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and have received ten Grammy Awards. Known for their eclectic range of singing, they were the first group to ever receive two Grammys in both jazz and pop categories. Their album, Vocalese, received twelve Grammy nominations of including Best Male jazz vocalist for his rendition of “I Remember Clifford.” Vocalese won three Grammy Awards that year.

Shelly Berg at Pinecrest Gardens 3/11/17

Shelly Berg at Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 03/11/2017 – 08:00 pm –
shellyPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 & $30

The All Music Guide says “Shelly Berg is one of the finest pianists around in the early 21st century playing modern mainstream jazz.” His 2005 CD, Blackbird (Concord) reached #1 in US jazz radio (Jazzweek) and garnered Record of the Year and Artist of the Year nominations. Shelly maintains a busy worldwide schedule of jazz festival and club performances. He has performed, recorded and arranged for renown jazz vocalists Patti Austin, Nancy Wilson, Bobby McFerrin and Dionne Warwick to name a few. He has performed and/or recorded with a “Who’s Who” of jazz legends.

Howl-O-Ween 10/30/16

Howl-O-Ween
Sunday, 10/30/2016 – 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Ghost-dogsPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $5 (Children Under 2 Free)

Join us for our 6th Annual Howl-O-Ween event. It is a fun family and pet day filled with great activities for all themed around Halloween. All proceeds benefit Paws 4 You Rescue and the wonderful humane work they do for the community!

2017 South Motors Fine Arts Festival at Pinecrest Gardens 1/7/17

2017 South Motors Fine Arts Festival at Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 01/07/2017 – 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
artPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

Come to one of Florida’s premiere juried art shows, our 13th Annual Fine Arts Festival, and enjoy an afternoon surrounded by spectacular visual arts in the most lush and luxurious setting. Amongst a generous representation of the best artists and artisans from the US and abroad-you will find the perfect piece of art for your home that includes painting, sculpture, mixed media and photography, or peruse a selection of original handcrafted jewelry or wearable art for yourself or significant other. Additionally there is always a great selection of delicious food, live music, and other activities for the entire family. Join us at the most beautiful art show amongst the winding paths and exotic foliage in this magical botanical garden.

2017 South Motors Fine Arts Festival at Pinecrest Gardens 1/8/17

2017 South Motors Fine Arts Festival at Pinecrest Gardens
Sunday, 01/08/2017 – 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
art1Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

Come to one of Florida’s premiere juried art shows, our 13th Annual Fine Arts Festival, and enjoy an afternoon surrounded by spectacular visual arts in the most lush and luxurious setting. Amongst a generous representation of the best artists and artisans from the US and abroad-you will find the perfect piece of art for your home that includes painting, sculpture, mixed media and photography, or peruse a selection of original handcrafted jewelry or wearable art for yourself or significant other. Additionally there is always a great selection of delicious food, live music, and other activities for the entire family. Join us at the most beautiful art show amongst the winding paths and exotic foliage in this magical botanical garden.

Chili Cook-Off at Pinecrest Gardens 2/4/17

Chili Cook-Off at Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 02/04/2017 – 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
chiliPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $5, Children Under 2 Free

It’s a country hoe-down Pinecrest-style at our Annual Chili Cook-Off. Live country music bands, line-dancing, mechanical bull riding, Heat Dancers, a delicious selection of food, chili sampling and so much more! You can even enter an old fashioned hands-tied-behind- your-back, pie-eating contest. Don’t miss this lip-smackin’, thigh-slappin’, cookin’-up-a-batch-of-fun event for the whole family. Though this event is sanctioned by the International Chili Society and the primary competition is for professional chili cooks, we will host an amateur cook-off as well and a local Firehouse Challenge. So if you happen to be a home-grown chili master with a family recipe, dust off that apron and grab your cast iron pot, it’s not too later to enter! Visit our website at pinecrestgardens.org for information on participation and your application.

Eggstravaganza at Pinecrest Gardens 4/8/17

Eggstravaganza at Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 04/08/2017 – 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
eggPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $5 in Advance, $7 at the Gate

Calling All Kids! Be part of Miami’s most exciting day of mayhem and madness at Pinecrest Gardens’ 13th Annual Eggstravaganza presented by Williamson Automotive. It’s the biggest and the best egg hunt in town with over 50,000 eggs featured at scheduled egg hunts throughout the day, prizes, face painting, balloon art, interactive games, music, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, story-telling, delicious food and even a wild life show. It’s a virtual wonderland of activities. General admission is $5 if you pay in advance or on-line and $7 at the gate the day of the event.

Earth Day Festival at Pinecrest Gardens 4/23/17

Earth Day Festival at Pinecrest Gardens
Sunday, 04/23/2017 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
earthPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

The Village of Pinecrest invites you to celebrate our magnificent planet on Sunday, April 17th when we open our gates FREE to the public for a day of activities for the entire family including workshops organized by the CLEO Institute and Plant Societies, food demos, planting activities, plant sales, an eco-fashion show, green vendors, wild life shows, local school performances, crafts for kids, lady bug releases, and so much more.

ReVerb presents Get Lei’d the Luau Edition 7/30/16

ReVerb presents Get Lei’d the Luau Edition
Saturday, 07/30/2016 – 08:30 pm – 11:30 pm
July-ReverbArtistic Vibes
12986 SW 89th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: $10

Lets continue to enjoy the beautiful summer weather and vibes with a Luau themed ReVerb. Don’t know what a ReVerb is? A reverberation, or ReVerb, is created when a sound or signal is reflected causing a large number of reflections to build up and then decay as the sound is absorbed by the surfaces of objects in the space… At AV the sounds and words never decay… they’ll echo through the crowd and energize the vibe throughout the night. So come out, kick back, free your, mind and express your soul! And this month AV will be celebrating the love we all feel for the summer with an amazing line-up that includes: Rene Castell, Juan Gamero, The Motels, Lucille, Above the Skyline, Folks Tale San Pedro and many more!

Orchestra Miami presents Brundibar 5/15/16

Orchestra Miami presents Brundibar
Sunday, 05/15/2016 – 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm
EScoopPinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $10 Kids (ages 3-17); $15 Adults

Orchestra Miami presents performances of a very special composition. Brundibár, an opera for children, premiered during World War II and became both a symbol of hope and resistance, as well as a Nazi propaganda tool. It was performed 55 times in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, and used by the Nazis to show how well the prisoners were being treated. A classic story of good versus evil, this beautiful piece is a symbol of hope and the triumph of the human spirit. Performed by students from the Miami Art Studio at Zelda Glazer K-8, and Orchestra Miami, conducted by Elaine Rinaldi.
Three Performances: Sunday, May 15th, 4:00 PM at Pinecrest Gardens (11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156); Sunday, May 22nd, 4:00 PM at Temple Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus (20350 NE 26 Avenue, North Miami Beach, 33180) and Sunday June 5th, 4:00 PM at Temple Israel (137 NE 19 Street, Miami, 33132). Tickets are $10 for Kids ages 3-17 (under 3, free lap seating) and $15 for adults. Tickets and information can be found at www.OrchestraMiami.org or by calling (305) 274-2103.

Witches, Wizards, Spells & Elves: The Magic of Shakespeare 4/24/16

Witches, Wizards, Spells & Elves: The Magic of Shakespeare
Sunday, 04/24/2016 – 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm
940x526Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $10 Kids (ages 3-17); $15 Adults

Theatrical magic and musical masters blend to introduce kids to the works of William Shakespeare in Witches, Wizards, Spells & Elves: The Magic of Shakespeare. Actors from Shakespeare Miami and musicians Orchestra Miami bring together theater and classical music to create this exciting interactive concert. The performance lasts approximately one hour and is appropriate for children of all ages. Join us after the performance for juice and cookies, and don’t miss the instrument petting zoo! Bring a gently used children’s book to donate to the Read to Learn Books For Free book drive, and get a reserved seat.

Earth Day Festival at Pinecrest Gardens 4/17/16

Earth Day Festival at Pinecrest Gardens
Sunday, 04/17/2016 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
earth-dayPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

The Village of Pinecrest invites you to celebrate our magnificent planet on Sunday, April 17th when we open our gates FREE to the public for a day of activities for the entire family including workshops organized by the CLEO Institute and Plant Societies, food demos, planting activities, plant sales, an eco-fashion show, green vendors, wild life shows, local school performances, crafts for kids, lady bug releases, a farmer’s market, and so much more!

Beethoven in the Banyan Bowl 3/6/16

Beethoven in the Banyan Bowl
Sunday, 03/06/2016 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Beethoven940x560Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free- suggested donation $10 per person (not mandatory)

Orchestra Miami’s series of FREE outdoor concerts returns in March with Beethoven on the Beach! This year’s concerts feature the 39 members of Orchestra Miami conducted by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi performing works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven, and featuring special guest Ian Maksin, cello soloist. Sunday, March 6th at 7:00 PM in Pinecrest Gardens (11000 SW 57 Avenue), Saturday March 12 at 8:00 PM at the North Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Ave in Miami Beach) and Sunday, March 13 at 6:00 PM in Heritage Park (19300 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach). These are free concerts, but a suggested donation of $10 per person will gratefully be accepted- no one turned away!

Orchestra Miami’s aholiday Pops Concert 12/19/15

Orchestra Miami’s aholiday Pops Concert
Saturday, 12/19/2015 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
760-x-300Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 General Admission; $20 Seniors; $10 Kids ages 17 & Under

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Orchestra Miami! Enjoy an evening of Christmas classics, Hanukkah songs, Holiday surprises performed by Orchestra Miami, conducted by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi. There’ll be an old-fashioned sing-along and much more in this traditional “pops” style concert- fun for the whole family! Tickets are just $25 general admission (first come, first served seating), $20 for Seniors and $10 for Kids ages 17 and under. Tickets available at www.OrchestraMiami.org or by calling (305) 274-2103.

Peter and the Werewolf 11/1/15

Peter and the Werewolf
Sunday, 11/01/2015 – 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm
WolfPromo2Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $10 Kids (ages 3-17); $15 Adults

Orchestra Miami inaugurates its new Family Fun Concert Series with Prokofiev’s classic tale told with a unique Halloween “twist”! Peter and the Werewolf, performed by Orchestra Miami, conducted by Elaine Rinaldi, will perform with special guest narrator “The Necromancer” (a.k.a. Neil Tobin), who will illustrate the story with magic tricks and special effects. Kids will be treated to cookies and juice after the performance and are encouraged to come in Halloween costume for the parade!

The new Family Fun Concert Series is modeled in the tradition of the former “Sunday Afternoons of Music for Children” series from Doreen Marx and Bryan Krulewitch and is designed to introduce children to a wide variety of art forms such as opera, theater, ballet and symphonic music, through exciting, kid-friendly performances.

There are three performances beginning on Halloween. Saturday, Oct. 31 at 1:00 PM in Aventura (Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School Auditorium, 1410 NE 215 Street), Saturday, Oct. 31 at 4:00 PM in Doral (Divine Savior Academy, 10311 NW 58 Street) and Sunday, Nov. 1 at 4:00 PM in Pinecrest (Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue). Single tickets are $10 for kids (ages 3-17) and $15 for adults. Subscriptions for the five concert series are available at $45 for kids, $60 adults and $195 for a family pack (2 adults and 2 children). Tickets and information at www.OrchestraMiami.org or by calling (305) 274-2103.

Live in Color Dance Collective 2/20/16

Live in Color Dance Collective
Saturday, 02/20/2016 – 08:00 pm –
live-in-colorPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $10 Adults & $5 Students

National Award Winning Live in Color Dance Collective is a culturally diverse dance company comprised of remarkably talented, captivating and vivacious individuals. The dance ensemble is a true representation of life as it displays a mixture of Caribbean, African, Latin, Urban cultures, as well as a diverse range of ages. Under the direction of Zedric Bembry, LICDC has been able to attain well-deserved recognition dazzling the nation with their unique, crowd-pleasing performances. Through his fierce, jazzy, cutting-edge, energetic footwork and rhythmic body movements, Zedric has infused a new flavor into the hip-hop industry; a creation he terms “Urban Funk”.

Flamenco Puro 1/23/16

Flamenco Puro
Saturday, 01/23/2016 – 08:00 pm –
Flamenco-PuroPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $20 & $25

First Bank Florida presents….Flamenco Puro. Flamenco Puro brings the highest caliber of professional dancers to the stage, complete with colorful costumes, fans, castanets, Sevillanas, and Rumbas. Comprised of Miami’s best dancers and musicians, their performances are vibrant and elegant, traditional yet modern, and always exciting. .Ms. Filgueiras has established herself as one of the top Flamenco dancers in the United States and is highly-respected among her peers both in the United States and in Spain. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., performance begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets available online through the Pinecrest Gardens web site or by calling 1-877-496-8499.

Loston Harris Sings the Great American Songbook 1/9/16

Loston Harris Sings the Great American Songbook
Saturday, 01/09/2016 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Loston-HarrisPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 & $30

South Motors Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens presents: Loston Harris Sings the Great American Song Book. For more than a decade Loston has headlined at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan’s Upper East Side along with cabaret and jazz greats that include Bobby Short, Eartha Kitt, Elaine Stritch and John Pizzarelli. His list of CDs have all launched with rave reviews and his fifth release, Swingfully Yours, features swinging arrangements of timeless standards from the Great American Songbook. Loston has toured and recorded with jazz superstars Wynton Marsalis and Marcus Roberts. Frank Sinatra, Bobby Short and Nat King Cole can rest comfortably knowing that Loston Harris is keeping the flame alive. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the web page or by calling 1-877-496-8499.
“Loston is a singular sensation of what music is in New York and all over the world. He is fantastic. There is nobody like him.” John Pizzarelli

Maria Rivas Home for the Holidays 12/12/15

Maria Rivas Home for the Holidays
Saturday, 12/12/2015 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Maria-Rivas-2Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 & $30

South Motors Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens presents: Maria Rivas Home for the Holidays. Maria Rivas skillfully combines American and Latin Jazz rhythms with both lively and sentimental music from around the world. She interprets her music in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese and performs her own blend of traditional standards. Maria’s unique sound is an intoxicating combination of classic American jazz, pop and blues with just the right splash of Latin accents. She has performed to rave reviews before large audiences in North America, Europe (including the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival), Latin America and Asia. Hailed by Oscar de Leon, Latin Grammy Award Winner, as “one of the finest singers on the world stage today, truly a tremendous talent” she performs a wonderful holiday concert guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser for all. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., concert starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the web page or by calling 1-877-496-8499.

Doc Severinsen & The New World School of the Arts Jazz Band 4/9/16

Doc Severinsen & The New World School of the Arts Jazz Band
Saturday, 04/09/2016 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DocPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 & $30

South Motors Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens presents: Doc Severinsen & The New World School of the Arts Jazz Band. “Heeeeeeeere’s Johnny!” That lead-in followed by a big band trumpet blast, was the landmark of late night television for three decades. The “Johnny” was Johnny Carson, the announcer was Ed McMahon and the bandleader was the great Doc Severinsen. A Grammy award winner, Doc has made more than 30 albums—from big band to jazz-fusion to classical. Today, Doc has not lost his flair for the outrageous fashion statement or his trademark wit. But his gregarious nature has never interfered with the fact that he has been one of the greatest trumpeters and musicians of the last 60 years, respected in the worlds of classical music, jazz, big band and in the end, has transcended his celebrity and rejoiced in his remarkable ability to simply play his trumpet! Gates open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the web page or by calling 1-877-496-8499.

Vinicius Cantuaria Quintet plays Jobim 3/12/16

Vinicius Cantuaria Quintet plays Jobim
Saturday, 03/12/2016 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ViniciusPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 & $30

South Motors jazz at Pinecrest Gardens presents: Vinicius Cantuaria Quintet plays Jobim. The graceful Brazilian guitarist and singer Vinicius Cantuária, whose professional career began as a composer and drummer with Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil among others, moved to New York in 1994 and became immersed in a downtown scene that found him mixing it up with musicians as varied as Bill Frisell, Laurie Anderson and Brad Mehldau, as well as leading his own contemporary Brazilian jazz bands. For the past year or so, he’s been living most of the time “here at my house in Rio and on airplanes,” says Cantuária. This wonderful quintet will perform a mix songs by the prolific composer Antonio Jobim that will include classics like “Chega de Saudade,” “A Felicidade” and “The Girl from Ipanema”. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the web page or by calling 1-877-496-8499.

Carmen Lundy Quintet 2/13/16

Carmen Lundy Quintet
Saturday, 02/13/2016 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Carmen-LundyPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 & $30

South Motors Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens presents: the Carmen Lundy Quintet. Carmen Lundy began her professional career in Miami as a jazz vocalist and composer when there were very few young, gifted and aspiring jazz vocalists on the horizon. Over four decades later, Ms. Lundy is celebrated throughout the world for her vocal artistry and is highly regarded for her jazz innovation. Her 14th album “Soul to Soul” features all original compositions and has been met with great fanfare. She travels to our stage from Los Angeles along with her world renowned quintet for an evening of some of the best jazz this city will ever hear. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the web page or by calling 1-877-496-8499.

Ed Calle presents Mamblue: The 305 All-Star Big Band 10/24/15

Ed Calle presents Mamblue: The 305 All-Star Big Band
Saturday, 10/24/2015 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ed-Calle-2Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 & $30

South Motors Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens presents Ed Calle. Ed is known for his extraordinary ability to play bebop, Latin and contemporary jazz and pop. Calle can be heard on literally thousands of recordings both as a sideman and soloist. He appears on Grammy Award winning albums by Frank Sinatra, Vicky Carr, Arturo Sandoval and Jon Secada as well as, on numerous television and motion picture soundtracks. Celebrate his latest album launch with his big band on the Banyan Bowl Stage.
“Calle might be the most recorded saxophone player in the world, and like the most versatile.” Michael Brecker

An Evening with Branford Marsalis 11/7/15

An Evening with Branford Marsalis
Saturday, 11/07/2015 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
BranfordPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 & $30

South Motors Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens presents: An Evening with Branford Marsalis. In his first appearance at the South Motors Jazz Series, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and renowned three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis brings his extraordinary quartet for an evening of sizzling hot jazz. One of the most revered instrumentalists of his time, Branford has led a dizzying array of jazz ensembles from big bands to quartets and has been a frequent soloist with classical ensembles. He has performed with many of the jazz giants, including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollin; composed the soundtrack to Mo’Better Blues; and was the original bandleader for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Live jazz simply doesn’t get any better than when Branford and his innovative group take the stage. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the web site or by calling 1-877-496-8499.

Get Back to School Ready With RiteCare Urgent Care Centers 7/25/15

Get Back to School Ready With RiteCare Urgent Care Centers
Saturday, 07/25/2015 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
5.5"X8.5" Post Card TemplateRiteCare Urgent Care Medical Center at the Falls
14201 S Dixie Hwy.,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: Free

RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Centers in South Florida are getting kids ready for back to school with a fun back to school health fair. RiteCare MC will be offering specials on sports physicals for kids along with back to school check-ups to make sure kids are healthy and ready for an amazing new year in school. Vendors from local establishments will on site giving away free goodies to those in attendance and there will be games and music for everyone to enjoy.

Join RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Center for an afternoon of fitness, health awareness, and treats to get everyone ready to go back to school this fall.

Free admission, $20 for school/sport exam with coupon.

Get Back to School Ready With RiteCare Urgent Care Centers 7/25/15

Get Back to School Ready With RiteCare Urgent Care Centers

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Saturday, 07/25/2015 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Center at the Falls
14201 S Dixie Hwy.,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: Free

RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Centers in South Florida are getting kids ready for back to school with a fun back to school health fair. RiteCare MC will be offering specials on sports physicals for kids along with back to school check-ups to make sure kids are healthy and ready for an amazing new year in school. Vendors from local establishments will on site giving away free goodies to those in attendance and there will be games and music for everyone to enjoy.

Join RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Center on Saturday, July 25th at the Falls and on Saturday, August 8th at the Hialeah location for an afternoon of fitness, health awareness, and treats to get everyone ready to go back to school this fall. For more information go to www.ritecaremc.com

*Present the coupon to receive discount.

Sartori Amici Grand Opening Benefitting Suited for Success 7/9/15

Sartori Amici Grand Opening Benefitting Suited for Success
Thursday, 07/09/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Sartori Amici
8888 SW 136th Street,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: None

Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of Sartori Amici’s newest location at The Falls. Bring your lightly used suits to benefit Suited for Success and receive 50% off of a custom made suit from Sartori Amici.

Fourth at The Falls 7/4/15

Fourth at The Falls
Saturday, 07/04/2015 – 07/04/2015 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
FourthofJulyThe Falls
8888 Southwest 136th Street,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: Free

This Independence Day, Saturday, July 4th holiday, The Falls will be open REGULAR SATURDAY HOURS from 10AM-9PM for your shopping pleasure*.

Celebrate FOURTH AT THE FALLS with a full-day of FREE 4th of July family fun starting at Noon by Guest Services!

Event Schedule:

12PM-1PM – Balloon Artist
1PM-2PM – Face Painting
2PM-3PM – Snow Cones
3PM-4PM – Airbrush Tattoos
4PM-5PM – Juggling Stilt walker Uncle Sam!
5PM-8PM – enjoy live music in Center Court by REMYZ band

Shoppers will receive an American flag to take home and all Kidgits members will receive a 4th of July goodie bag!

Check out all the great Independence Day deals at stores throughout the mall.

* Movie theater and restaurants have extended hours, please contact them directly for hours of operation.

Special Olympics Sponsor and Athlete 5k 5/3/15

Special Olympics Sponsor and Athlete 5k
Sunday, 05/03/2015 – 08:00 am – 10:00 am
Gulliver Preparatory School
6575 North Kendall Drive,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25

The open-to-the-public, charitable event, presented by Pure Formula’s, will feature a certified 5K run/walk course, family activities and live entertainment. Funds raised will go towards the mission of the Miami-Dade chapter of Special Olympics Florida, an organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

An Ancient Sacred Village in Pinecrest 5/16/15

An Ancient Sacred Village in Pinecrest
Saturday, 05/16/2015 – 06/15/2015 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Banyan-in-the-Park-1200Pinecrest Gardens Hibiscus Room
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

Pinecrest Gardens is the home of a wonderful display of flowers, trees, rock formations and gardens.  In the Garden, there is a large Banyan Tree that is the heart of the Park.  Having grown up in South Miami, Parrot Jungle was one of my favorite parks and remember being able to play among the roots of then a young Banyan.  It is an honor to be able to reflect the beauty of this park through my paintings.

Banyans are considered sacred and it is amazing how these ancient trees are figured so prominently in many cultures. They have used these massive trees as homes and small communities. Even the leaves are considered the resting place of Krishna.  

Banyans have a wonderful way of catching the light and there is so much movement of the roots.  They are all so connected it is reminiscent the way life is so connected and intertwined.

All the paintings in this exhibit are specific to Pinecrest Gardens highlighting the Banyan Tree.  Also included are some solution holes, (one 30,000 years old) exotic and tropical plants, flowers and some animals.  

Please come to see the park through my eyes in these paintings.

Gulliver Hosts Special Olympics Sponsor An Athlete 5k Run/Walk 5/3/15

Gulliver Hosts Special Olympics Sponsor An Athlete 5k Run/Walk
Sunday, 05/03/2015 – 08:00 am –
Gulliver Preparatory School
6575 North Kendall Drive,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Registration for this event is priced at $25.00 per participant in advance or $30.00 on the day of the race

Gulliver, in partnership with Special Olympics Florida, is set to host its annual
“Special Olympics Sponsor an Athlete 5k Run/ Walk” on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

The open-to-the-public, charitable event, presented by Pure Formula’s, will feature a certified 5K run/walk course, family activities and live entertainment. Funds raised will go towards the mission of the Miami-Dade chapter of Special Olympics Florida, an organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

The start line is set for Gulliver Preparatory School, and the finish line for the school’s Sean Taylor Memorial Field, where participants will get a chance to wind down at the event’s “Olympic Village,” featuring live musical entertainment, complimentary food and beverages and a slew of not-to-be-missed activities.

Expected attendees include Pinecrest Councilman Doug Kraft; inspirational athlete Doctor Dribble; Alyson Venti, a local runner who will be on the US 24 Hour National Team in Italy this April; and former baseball pitcher Danys Báez González, among other community influencers and notable personalities. The 5K is proudly supported by local running icon Frankie Ruiz with packet pick-ups available at Sole Runners.

Registration for this event is priced at $25.00 per participant in advance or $30.00 on the day of the race.

To make a donation, volunteer or participate in Gulliver’s “Special Olympics Sponsor an Athlete” visit http://www.firstgiving.com/sofl/sponsor-an-athlete-5k-2015.

Summer Chess and Game Camp 6/5/15

Summer Chess and Game Camp
Friday, 06/05/2015 – 06/26/2015 09:00 am – 01:00 pm
chessThe Stormont Kings Chess Program
8353 SW 124 St, Suite 201-A,
Miami, Florida 33156
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Cost: $149 per week, $39 per day

We will have different Chess and Game activities throughout the day! They will also learn different chess strategies and tactics, do some chess puzzles and more. Other games are available.

Free Raffles throughout the day! Children will have time to socialize with their friends and make new ones too! Please pack your own lunch on Monday – Thursday, and Friday is Pizza day, free water, juice, and snacks will be provided daily. Complimentary coffee while you drop the kids off too.

KCC Productions presents the Will Calhoun Quartet at Pinecrest Gardens 3/14/15

KCC Productions presents the Will Calhoun Quartet at Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 03/14/2015 – 03/14/2015 08:00 pm – 10:30 pm
5"x7" Post Card TemplatePinecrest Gardens
11000 SW Red Rd,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25-30

Famed Drummer Brings Jazz from New York March 14

Two-time Grammy winner Will Calhoun brings his jazz project to the South Motors Jazz Series at Pinecrest Gardens March 14 at 8 PM. Will is promoting his critically acclaimed CD “Life In This World” (Motéma Music). “Life…” features such notables as Ron Carter, Donald Harrison, Wallace Roney, and John Benitez, supplementing the trio of Will, Marc Cary, and Charnett Moffett. “Life In This World is a spiritual title,” Calhoun says, “which to me just means the sonic world of my experiences. It’s Will Calhoun in the sense of what influences me and what inspires me, but aimed more towards a jazz audience.” Says Carol Banks Weber of examiner.com, “Will Calhoun’s latest breakthrough jazz album, “Life In This World,” has it all. It deserves more than five stars. It deserves a Grammy.”

He is currently working on a recording, to be released in the Fall of 2015, celebrating the music of Elvin Jones. The album will feature Sonny Fortune and other alumni of The Jazz Machine. In addition, he is a featured artist in Sibylle Szaggars Redford’s paean to the living Earth, “The Way of the Rain,” performed at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Also in the works is an exciting project from West Africa. Will is a new breed of ethnomusicologist, combining his ancestral research with many years of commercial success in jazz, rock, urban, alternative, ambient, and other musical forms of the world into a beautiful swirling expression of life.

Will Calhoun has composed, produced, and toured with Mick Jagger, Mos Def, Oumou Sangaré, Marcus Miller, and Wayne Shorter (on the Grammy-winning CD, High Life), Pharoah Sanders, The Rolling Stones, Lauryn Hill, Herb Alpert, Public Enemy, Paul Simon, Stanley Jordan, Jaron Lanier, and many more. He is an alumnus of the Sundance Composer Lab Program. He has recently broadened his artistic expression to film scores, photography, and a collection of artwork crafted from rhythm titled “AZA”. You can visit his on line gallery at: www.willcalhounart.com. He spends most of his limited down town time in West and North Africa researching ancient rhythms and musical styles.

Accompanying Will at Pinecrest will be Orrin Evans on piano, Luques Curtis on bass, and Marcus Strickland on sax. This is a first-class quartet specially flown in from New York for this show.

Pinecrest Gardens are located at 11000 SW 57th Ave (Red Road) in Pinecrest. Tickets are $25 and $30, ($15 students; promo code “cool”) available at pinecrestgardens.org.

6th Annual Bike Day 3/14/15

6th Annual Bike Day
Saturday, 03/14/2015 – 09:00 am – 11:30 am
2015-Bike-day-JPEGPinecrest Community Center
5855 Killian Drive,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: FREE

Bicyclists of all ages and abilities will take part in the Village of Pinecrest’s Sixth Annual Bike Ride Day hosted in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools Vice-Chair Dr. Lawrence Feldman. All types of bicycles are welcome including stroller, tandem and recumbent styles. The goal of Bike Ride Day is to encourage student and family participation in activities geared toward healthy and active lifestyles. A Safety and Information Fair with a Bicycle Rodeo where children will ride through an obstacle course that will teach them about bicycle safety will kick-off the event. Sponsors will also be fitting and giving away bicycle helmets, while supplies last. At 10:00 a.m. participants will have their choice of a two, three or four-mile loop where bicyclists will ride through Pinecrest’s scenic streets while flanked by police personnel to ensure safety. All loops will be closed to traffic. The fun doesn’t end there, at 11:30 a.m. sponsors will raffle gym memberships, major league sports tickets and other family-friendly items.

Closing Party for “The Writing on the Wall” Art Show 2/27/15

Closing Party for “The Writing on the Wall” Art Show
Friday, 02/27/2015 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
logo-cmyk_resizedPyramid Studios Miami
8890 SW 129th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: Free

Just My Height Art Shows, which brings professional-quality, fine art to young children’s eye level by displaying it at just 36 inches high, is celebrating its debut show, “The Writing on the Wall,” with a closing party!

Join us for wonderful artwork as well as fun and games, including a scavenger hunt and art “stations,” designed to engage the children with the art. There will also be a raffle with arts-related prizes.

“The Writing on the Wall” features 20 artists from South Florida and around the U.S., with all pieces centered around the theme of letters and numbers. Proceeds from the sale of any artwork in the show and the raffle tickets will be donated to the Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library, in support of Miami-Dade Public Library’s Project L.E.A.D. (Literacy for Every Adult in Dade).

Our opening reception in January was a huge success! Don’t miss this last chance to catch this unique show, and bring along the children, so they, too, can enjoy fine art … at their level!

Orchestra Miami presents Beethoven on the Beach 3/8/15

Orchestra Miami presents Beethoven on the Beach
Sunday, 03/08/2015 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Beethoven_squarePinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free, Suggested donation $10

Back by popular demand- Orchestra Miami’s series of outdoor concerts for the community! “Beethoven on the Beach- Sumptuous Strings” features the string ensemble of Orchestra Miami, performing works by Bartok, Holst, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven, conducted by Orchestra Miami’s Artistic Director, Elaine Rinaldi. This year’s concert begins with the gorgeous and exotic Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56, BB 68 by Hungarian composer Bela Bartok followed by a rarity- Beethoven’s “No, Non Turbati”, a concert aria for soprano and string orchestra featuring local favorite, Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste, as the soloist. The first half concludes with Gustav Holst’s lively and spirited “St. Paul’s Suite” Op. 29 N. 2. The concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous and beautiful Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48. • Sunday, March 8, 2015; 7:00 PM at the Pinecrest Gardens “Banyan Bowl” (11000 SW 57 Avenue) in Pinecrest- gates open at 7:00 PM – General Admission Stadium Seating. Concessions will be available (all proceeds to benefit Orchestra Miami); Suggested admission is $10 per person, however, no one will be turned away! Free parking available on-site. For more information about Orchestra Miami, please call (305) 274-2103 or visit www.orchestramiami.org.

Batuke Samba Funk @ Pinecrest 2/21/15

Batuke Samba Funk @ Pinecrest
Saturday, 02/21/2015 – 08:00 pm – 10:30 pm
batuke20141Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $25-30

Come celebrate Carnaval in Brazil at Pinecrest Gardens with Miami’s finest Brazilian band, Batuke Samba Funk!

Back by popular demand, Batuke Samba Funk comprises musicians based in Miami, Florida. The group offers a fusion of Brazilian rhythms including samba and samba rock with classic American funk. Tonight they perform with their full ensemble, plus two glamorous samba dancers.

Bassist, composer and musical producer Diogo Brown is the creator of Batuke Samba Funk. He is one of the most recognized and accomplished Brazilian musicians working in South Florida. One of his recent musical productions, Brazilian Voices Funky Jazz Show, was awarded “Best Show of the Year” by the Brazilian Press Awards.

KCC Productions presents Batuke Samba Funk at Pinecrest Gardens 2/21/15

KCC Productions presents Batuke Samba Funk at Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 02/21/2015 – 08:00 pm – 10:30 pm
batuke2014Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW Red Rd,
Miami, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25-30

Come celebrate Carnaval in Rio at Pinecrest Gardens, with Batuke Samba Funk, Miami’s finest Brazilian band, presented by KCC Productions. The roots of Carnaval trace back to the ancient Romans and Greeks who celebrated the rites of spring. Across Europe, including France, Spain and Portugal, people annually gave thanks by throwing parties, wearing masks and dancing in the streets. Such traditions were carried over to the New World. Carnival has come a long way since it was brought to Rio, having become one of the biggest events in the World. Tonight it comes to Pinecrest!

If you like Funk, Afro Beat, and Brazilian music, this is the right band for you. Batuke is a mix of Brazilian rhythms like Samba and Afro-Brazilian, with the raw 70’s Funk, creating a groovy atmosphere wherever the seven-piece band plays. Batuke Samba Funk was created by Brazilian bass player, composer, and producer Diogo Brown in 2009. Diogo studied at the Conservatory of Rio de Janeiro, and is one of the most accomplished and recognized Brazilian musicians in South Florida. He has played alongside artists such as Ricky Martin, Chris Delano, Nouvele Vague, Caludia Leitte, Beatriz Luengo, Don Omar, and Youtel (Orixas), among others. The core of the band consists of five Brazilian musicians and adds two American musicians on the horns. You can expect a hand-clapping, foot-stomping good time worthy of the celebration. The program will also feature a samba dancer in full Carnaval costume to brighten the proceedings still further!

The show is part of the South Motors Jazz Series, and will be in Pinecrest’s Banyan Bowl, 11000 SW 57th Ave. (Red Road), starting at 8 PM. Tickets are $25 and $30, available at pinecrestgardens.org.

HSI Professional Hairbar Hosts “Galentine’s Day” Launch EventHSI Professional Hairbar Hosts Galentine’s Day Launch Event 2/5/15

HSI Professional Hairbar Hosts “Galentine’s Day” Launch Event
Thursday, 02/05/2015 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
5"x7" Post Card TemplateHSI Professional HAIRBAR
8888 SW 136th St,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: Free

Love and perfectly tousled tresses are in the air just in time for Valentine’s Day, thanks to the new HSI Professional HAIRBAR located at The Falls (8888 SW 136th St). The girly chic blow dry bar and retail location, which allows customers to earn dollars from each blowout towards the purchase of salon-quality styling tools and vice versa, will welcome itself to South Miami with a love-fueled “Galentine’s Day” grand opening event on Thursday, February 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event is free is open to the public.

Guests are invited to mix and mingle in HSI Professional HAIRBAR’s jewel box salon, reminiscent of a high-end designer boudoir, while enjoying complimentary photo shoot styling by the HSI Professional glam squad. Runway-ready guests can strut their stuff on the red carpet or treat themselves to a romance-inducing array of chocolate truffles and wines paired to perfection.

For the ultimate kiss and tell experience, guests can enjoy an individual “lip reading” to learn what their lip lines reveal about their personality.

To complete the ultimate Galentine’s experience, shoppers can take advantage of an exclusive buy one; get one deal on future blowouts; perfect for sharing with a “bestie” this Valentine’s Day holiday.

Dog-Friendly Howliday Party at West Elm Dadeland 12/7/14

Dog-Friendly Howliday Party at West Elm Dadeland
Sunday, 12/07/2014 – 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Cropped-Christmas-howliday-eventWest Elm Dadeland
8805 Dadeland Blvd b101,
Miami, Florida 33156
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Cost: Donation suggested

You’re invited to a Howl-iday Party at West Elm Miami – Dadeland!

We hope you and your fur kids join us and Fuji and Friends in a fun holiday fest on Sunday, December 7.

There will be a photo session with Santa Paws for your good fur boys and girls, as well as arts and crafts, yummy treats, and holiday shopping with specialty vendors.

All proceeds or donations will benefit Paws 4 You Rescue! We are also collecting blankets, toys, treats, food, or cleaning supplies as part of the national Presents 4 Pets Donation Drive, that day, so feel free to bring as much as you like. (:

Please email events@equipawspetservices.com or call 305.794.3733 with any questions. See you and your furkids there!

The Purple Palace, an Orchestra Miami Family Fun Concert 1/18/15

The Purple Palace, an Orchestra Miami Family Fun Concert
Sunday, 01/18/2015 – 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Purple-Palace-ImagePinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $12 Adults; $8 Kids; Family Pack (2 Adults + 2 Kids) $30

Orchestra Miami will present a fun-filled Family Concert, featuring a performance of The Purple Palace, composed by Bruce Adolphe with the story written by Louise Gikow. The 28-piece orchestra will be led by Orchestra Miami Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi along with a special guest narrator. This delightful program will last approximately 50 minutes and is perfect for children ages 3 and up.

The Purple Palace tells the comic but touching tale of the land of Chromatica, where everything is light and color. Queen Red and King Blue have a child, Princess Purple. When she becomes queen, she banishes all colors but purple. This leads to nothing but trouble for her, and she eventually comes to understand her mistake. She invites all the banished colors to return, and Chromatica is once again vibrant and full of color. Beyond its affirmative social message for children- emphasizing the value of diversity and democracy- the story is rich in visual images that are clearly portrayed in the music. Each color has a theme, and as the plot unfolds, orchestral colors are varied and mixed just as an artist would use colors to illustrate the story in a book.

The concert will be on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM at Pinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl, located at 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, FL 33156. Tickets are $12 for Adults and $8 for children, and Family Packs (2 Adults & 2 Children) are available for $30. Children 2 and younger admitted free of charge with lap seating only. Seating is by general admission and there is ample free, on-site parking. Tickets can be purchased online through Orchestra Miami’s website (www.OrchestraMiami.org) or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006. Further information can be obtained by visiting www.orchestramiami.org or by calling (305) 274-2103.

Time Flies, an Orchestra Miami Family Fun Concert 12/7/14

Time Flies, an Orchestra Miami Family Fun Concert
Sunday, 12/07/2014 – 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Picture1Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $12 Adults; $8 Kids; Family Pack (2 Adults + 2 Kids) $30

Orchestra Miami is proud to continue its tradition of bringing high quality family and educational programs to the public with Time Flies, a magical musical exploration of evolution based on the award winning children’s book by Eric Rohmann.

Time Flies is the story of a little bird who is caught in a dinosaur exhibit at a natural history museum. The story is told through the evocative music of Bruce Adolphe and lush illustrations of Mr. Rohmann. Fourteen soloists from Orchestra Miami will perform with Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi conducting. The performance will be accompanied by projected images from Mr. Rohmann’s book.

In addition to enjoying Time Flies, children and their families will be introduced to each instrument through music and pictures. The performance lasts approximately 45-50 minutes and is perfect for children ages 3 and up.

The performance will be on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Pinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl, located at 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, FL 33156. Tickets are $12 for Adults and $8 for children, and Family Packs (2 Adults & 2 Children) are available for $30. Children 2 and younger admitted free of charge with lap seating only. Seating is by general admission and there is ample free, on-site parking. Tickets can be purchased online through Orchestra Miami’s website (www.OrchestraMiami.org) or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006. Further information can be obtained by visiting www.orchestramiami.org or by calling (305) 274-2103.

Four Seasons by Philip Haas in Pinecrest Gardens 11/15/14

Four Seasons by Philip Haas in Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 11/15/2014 – 04/06/2015 08:00 am – 05:00 pm
FOUR-SEASONS-in-Pinecrest-Gardens_medPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $5

Pinecrest, Fla. – Internationally-renowned contemporary artist and filmmaker Philip Haas will display his acclaimed FOUR SEASONS installation November 16th to April 6, 2015 in Pinecrest Gardens’ lush botanical sanctuary.

Consisting of four 15-foot-tall busts, Haas’s FOUR SEASONS bring 16th-century Renaissance portraiture by Italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo into modern times through a transformation of scale, material and dimensionality.

While Arcimboldo’s paintings present each subject in profile, Haas’s unconventional twist on the classical form allows visitors the opportunity to walk around the sculptures, to see the subjects from all sides, and from many different and surprising vantage points.

Each work represents an individual season and is distinctly unusual and extravagant. AUTUMN is comprised of fall vegetables, ripe grapes and leaves turning color. Weathered bark and verdant moss make up WINTER’s stoic bust, which sits on top of a cloak of straw. SPRING evokes rebirth and vibrancy with a face consisting of rose-colored petals and hair brimming with elaborate flowers. SUMMER’s hue is a variety of sun-kissed yellows; its face and headdress sprout onions, garlic, corn, peas, a multiplicity of fruit, and a cucumber nose. The sculptures are made of pigmented and painted fiberglass, supported by interior steel frames.

“I started the FOUR SEASONS project wanting to bring Arcimboldo’s Renaissance painted nature imagery into the 21st-century physical world. I can’t think of a better venue than Pinecrest Gardens to inaugurate the Florida tour of this work, where the sculptures will arrive in the one of the oldest outposts of the New World, having fled their earlier homes as paintings in European museums, to now rest, and blend in, for an extended period amid the lush tropical flora, rock formations and historic water features,” said Haas.

In marrying sculpture, painting, film, and architecture, Philip Haas has created a contemporary visual vocabulary all his own. He describes his process as “sculpting by thinking”. His groundbreaking artwork has been featured by museums, including the National Gallery of Art (Washington DC), the Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth, Texas), Dulwich Picture Gallery (United Kingdom), and Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris). In the public realm, his work has been exhibited in the Piazza del Duomo (Milan) and the Gardens of Versailles (France). His feature films include ANGELS & INSECTS, THE MUSIC OF CHANCE and UP AT THE VILLA. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as other awards. He has taught in the visual arts and creative writing programs at Princeton University. He lives and works in New York and London.

FOUR SEASONS by Philip Haas is the latest commission of Pinecrest Garden’s art program.

KCC Productions presents the FIU Big Band featuring guest vocalist Wendy Pedersen 10/18/14

KCC Productions presents the FIU Big Band featuring guest vocalist Wendy Pedersen
Saturday, 10/18/2014 – 08:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Wendy-PedersenPinecrest Gardens
11000 SW Red Rd,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25-$30

Opening the 2014-15 season of the South Motors Jazz Series, Pinecrest Gardens, October 18 at 8 PM

The FIU Big Band, directed by James Hacker, is the most visible artistic group at FIU. With over 25 major performances yearly it has become internationally recognized as one of the premier college jazz ensembles in the world. Invitations to the International Association for Jazz Education Convention, the Mid-West Band & Orchestra Clinic, the Wigan Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Quito Jazz Festival, and the Maceo Jazz Festival have taken this world-class group of graduate & undergraduate students beyond the realm of the ‘typical’ college band. “This big band sports an explosive sound and fluid mode of attack. They abide by a get up and go style of musicality via brisk charts and precision-oriented interplay. In effect, the album title offers a vivid depiction of the band’s multihued gait, where they tear it up and also temper the various pulses in spots.” (Glenn Astarita)

Wendy Pedersen is one of South Florida’s favorite performers. Her high-energy vocal delivery, with deep, convincing emotion has been impacting audiences for many years. Wendy has won many awards including the Southern Bell/Pace “Jazz Artist of the Year” and a Miami New Times “best vocalist”, saying, “Wendy can shake the rafters or break your heart…” “When she sings, her voice, an elegant melismatic instrument, evokes the standard emotions, yes, but deeper longings and muted desires.”
(Leonard Pitts, Miami Herald)

Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 SW 57th Ave (Red Rd.) Tickets are $25-$30 at pinecrestgardens.org or 305-669-6990.

Holiday Festival 12/6/14

Holiday Festival
Saturday, 12/06/2014 – 12/06/2014 11:00 am – 06:30 pm
Holiday-FestivalPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $5 General Admission

It’s a day for the whole family to enjoy, where you can indulge in delicious food, take a photo with Santa, sing along with our carolers, enjoy live music, theater and dance and immerse yourself in the holiday spirit! The day features excerpts from The Nutcracker, performances from Miami Children’s Theater, a model train display, puppeteers, face painters, Greater Miami Youth Symphony & Jazz Band, pony rides, carnival rides, fabulous food and the lighting of the Holiday Tree at sundown.

South Motors Fine Arts Festival at Pinecrest Gardens 1/10/15

South Motors Fine Arts Festival at Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 01/10/2015 – 01/10/2015 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Art-Fest-LogoPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Come to one of Florida’s premiere juried art shows and enjoy an afternoon surrounded by spectacular visual arts in the most lush and luxurious setting. Amongst a generous representation of the best artists and artisans from the US and abroad-you will find the perfect piece of art for your home that includes painting, sculpture, mixed media and photography, or peruse a selection of original handcrafted jewelry or wearable art for yourself or significant other. Additionally there is always a great selection of delicious food, live music, and other activities for the entire family. Join us at the most beautiful art show amongst the winding paths and exotic foliage in this magical botanical garden.

South Motors Fine Arts Festival at Pinecrest Gardens 1/11/15

South Motors Fine Arts Festival at Pinecrest Gardens
Sunday, 01/11/2015 – 01/11/2015 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Art-Fest-Logo1Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Come to one of Florida’s premiere juried art shows and enjoy an afternoon surrounded by spectacular visual arts in the most lush and luxurious setting. Amongst a generous representation of the best artists and artisans from the US and abroad-you will find the perfect piece of art for your home that includes painting, sculpture, mixed media and photography, or peruse a selection of original handcrafted jewelry or wearable art for yourself or significant other. Additionally there is always a great selection of delicious food, live music, and other activities for the entire family. Join us at the most beautiful art show amongst the winding paths and exotic foliage in this magical botanical garden.

Chili Cook-Off 2/7/15

Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, 02/07/2015 – 02/07/2015 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Chili-Cook-OffPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $5 General Admission, Children Under 2 Free

The Gardens is pleased to announce the return of the popular Chili Cook-Off. Get your ten-gallon hat and cowboy boots on and enjoy an afternoon of cooking competition at its best. Restaurants, caterers and novices compete for the title of “Best Chili in Town”. Enjoy country music provided by “18 Wheelers” and Kiss Country Radio 99.9 FM, refresh yourself with a good brew, enjoy line dancing, children’s activities, mechanical bull rides and much more. This is a professional and an amateur-friendly cook-off, so dust off your apron, grab your spices, and let’s get cookin’!

Eggstravaganza 3/28/15

Eggstravaganza
Saturday, 03/28/2015 – 03/28/2015 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Egg-LogoPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $5 General Admission

Be a part of Miami’s most exciting day of mayhem and madness at Pinecrest Gardens’ 12th Annual Eggstravaganza presented by Williamson Automotive; the biggest and the best egg hunt in town. Over 50,000 eggs featured at scheduled egg hunts throughout the day, prizes, face painting, balloon art, interactive games, music, arts and crafts, our petting zoo, story-telling, delicious food and even a wild life show. It’s a virtual wonderland of activities.

Earth Day Festival 4/19/15

Earth Day Festival
Sunday, 04/19/2015 – 04/19/2015 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Earth-Day-LogoPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

Celebrate our magnificent planet on Sunday, April 19th when we open our gates FREE to the public for a day of activities for the entire family including workshops organized by the CLEO Institute and Plant Societies, food demos, planting activities, plant sales, an eco-fashion show, green vendors, wild life shows, local school performances. crafts for kids and so much more.

Monsters in the Moonlight 10/31/14

Monsters in the Moonlight
Friday, 10/31/2014 – 10/31/2014 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Monsters-LogoPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $75 All Inclusive

Madness, mayhem and screams of fear. It’s South Florida’s newest fright attraction for one night only—Halloween night! The all new Monsters in the Moonlight experience will take your breath away and get your heart pounding. Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume and explore the dark, daunting and haunted and horrifying paths (did we ever tell you we had a ghost living among us) of the Lower Gardens.

Tickets to this outrageous event includes entry to the Monsters Haunted House, dancing to the spins of DJ Mike, cocktails by Bacardi, delicious Monster Bites, and it will all culminate at 10:00 p.m. in the Banyan Bowl for a special screening of Rocky Horry Picture Show and a “special host”.

To purchase tickets please visit the Pinecrest Gardens web site.

The Will Calhoun Trio 3/14/15

The Will Calhoun Trio
Saturday, 03/14/2015 – 08:00 pm –
Will-CalhounPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 and $30

Not many artists have the vision and artistic energy to be Grammy Award winners and contribute to so many genres; jazz, rock, hip-hop, ambient, while concurrently producing, touring, creating new projects, working on film and continually pushing the envelope. Will Calhoun has this creative vision, and he is doing an extraordinary job keeping music a spiritual and motivating force in his life. Famous for his work with the groundbreaking hard rock group Living Colour, including two Grammys, Will has recorded and/or toured and performed with diverse artists including Mick Jagger, Mos Def, Oumou Sangare, Marcus Miller and Wayne Shorter.

Shelly Berg & The Frost Concert Jazz Band 4/18/15

Shelly Berg & The Frost Concert Jazz Band
Saturday, 04/18/2015 – 08:00 pm –
Shelly-BergPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $25 and $30

He’s a composer, arranger, educator, conductor, and jazz piano virtuoso. He has recorded with Woody Herman, Louis Bellson, Freddie Hubbard and Randy Brecker, among others. His own solo CDs have garnered critical acclaim. The Frost Concert Jazz Band under the direction of Dante Luciani has been the University of Miami’s premiere large jazz ensemble for over 30 years. The band has numerous recordings to its credit, which showcase the long lineage of world-class talent. Most recently, the band won Downbeat’s award for outstanding performance by a college big band in 2006, best big band in 2007 and was the graduate college winner in the Large Jazz Ensemble category for 2010. Experience a night that runs the gamut from beautiful ballads to exciting and dynamic swing.

Wendy Pedersen and the FIU Studio Jazz Band 10/18/14

Wendy Pedersen and the FIU Studio Jazz Band
Sunday, 10/18/2014 – 08:00 pm –
Wendy-PedersenPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 and $30

Wendy is one of South Florida’s favorite performers. Her high-energy vocal delivery, with deep, convincing emotion has been impacting audiences for many years, she has also won many awards including “Jazz Artist of the Year”. Wendy will be performing with one of South Florida’s most renown and recognized big bands, the FIU Big Band in an evening of song, swing and your favorite jazz standards.

The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet in a Tribute to New Orleans 11/1/14

The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet in a Tribute to New Orleans
Saturday, 11/01/2014 – 08:00 pm –
Jason-MarsalisPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 and $30

The youngest member of the “First Family of Jazz”, Jason is joined by Austin Johnson, New Orleans based artist on piano, Atlanta based artist David Potter on drums (having been featured in the piano trios of Ellis Marsalis and Marcus Roberts) and Atlanta based artist Will Goble one of the most in-demand bassists performing across America.

Batuke Samba Funk in an Evening Celebrating Brazilian Carnival 2/21/15

Batuke Samba Funk in an Evening Celebrating Brazilian Carnival
Saturday, 02/21/2015 – 08:00 pm –
BatukePinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $25 and $30

Join us for a Carnival Celebration, Batuke Samba Funk style! BSF is a high energy Brazilian band that mixes the rhythms of 70s Funk, with Afro Samba, Brazilian Big Band, Batucada, Soul and Bossa Nova. Batuke was created in 2008 by Brazilian bassist, composer and musical producer Diogo Brown, who was soon joined by Miami’s well known and beloved guitarist and composer, Cezar Santana. Diogo’s versatility and musicality opened doors for him to work with artists that include; Cris Delano (Bossa Cuca Nova), Claudia Leite, Ricky Martin and more!

Freddy Cole Quartet 1/10/15

Freddy Cole Quartet
Saturday, 01/10/2015 – 08:00 pm –
Freddy-ColePinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 and $30

Growing up in Chicago, Freddy, youngest of 5 including his brother Nat, recalls, “Music was all around me with visitors that included Duke Ellington, count Basie and Lionel Hampton”. Moving to NYC in 1951 to study at Julliard, Freddy successfully laid the groundwork for a career that continues to flourish to this day.

Ed Calle and His Holiday Divas 12/13/14

Ed Calle and His Holiday Divas
Saturday, 12/13/2014 – 08:00 pm –
Ed-CallePinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $25 and $30

Join Saxaphonist Ed Calle along with South Florida’s favorite jazz songstresses, Joy Francis, Wendy Pedersen and Nicole Yarling accompanied by his Big Band in a festive and fun Holiday Jazz Concert.

Cancer Support Community Greater Miami Tee Off Fore Wellness Golf & Tennis Tournament 10/20/14

Cancer Support Community Greater Miami Tee Off Fore Wellness Golf & Tennis Tournament
Monday, 10/20/2014 – 09:00 am – 07:00 am
2013-tournament-logoDeering Bay Yacht & Country Club
13610 Deering Bay Drive,
Miami, Florida 33158
Webpage Link
Cost: Sponsorship information upon request. 305-668-5900

Please join the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami for the Annual Tee Off Fore Wellness Golf & Tennis Tournament. Spend a fun-filled day with South Florida business and community leaders as they come together to play golf and tennis to benefit the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami. Enjoy this premiere fundraiser where you and your guests will experience this signature event in one of Miami’s most beautiful settings. All tournament players will receive luxury goodie bags, promotional giveaways and take part in day-long sampling from premiere food and beverage sponsors who have generously donated these gifts or services. Round out the day at the 19th Hole Cocktail Party sponsored by Steiner Leisure, featuring our silent auction and then join us poolside for the tournament Awards Dinner and luxury special drawing. Golf Tournament Lead Sponsor is Sharp General Contractors, Inc. and Tennis Tournament Lead Sponsor is Bancredito International Bank.

Roseanna Vitro & the Frost Concert Jazz Band 3/15/14

Roseanna Vitro & the Frost Concert Jazz Band
Saturday, 03/15/2014 – 08:00 pm –
roseannaPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $20 & $25

With a Grammy Nomination in 2012 for “Best Vocal Jazz Album” the Gardens welcomes jazz songstress Roseanna Vitro in concert. Vitro has recorded twelve critically acclaimed albums, toured around the world twice as a U.S. Jazz Ambassador for The Kennedy Center & Lincoln Center, and is regularly featured in America’s top jazz clubs including Dizzy’s at Lincoln Center and the Blue Note. She will be accompanied on stage by the Frost Concert Jazz Band in an evening of jazz standards from the Great American Songbook that includes the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin to name just a few. To purchase tickets please call 877-496-8499 or on-line at www.pinecrestgardens.org. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

The Recycled Closet Hosts Miami Fashion Bloggers Benefitting Chapmen Partnership 3/8/14

The Recycled Closet Hosts Miami Fashion Bloggers Benefitting Chapmen Partnership
Saturday, 03/08/2014 – 03:00 pm – 07:00 pm
TRCMARCH8FlyerThe Recycled Closet
8867 SW 132nd Street,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: Free

Come sip champagne and shop with some of Miami’s favorite fashion bloggers, with 10% percent of the event’s proceeds benefitting Chapman Partnership.

The first 50 attendees will receive a goodie bag from Gables Beauty Supply, and have the chance to win some of KALLA Flowers amazing bouquets!!

What’s Your Skintelligence? 3/1/14-3/31/14

What’s Your Skintelligence?
Saturday, 03/01/2014 – 03/31/2014 12:00 am – 12:00 am
GBS-Logo1GBS the Beauty Store
All GBS locations (Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton East/West),
Miami, Florida 33138
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Cost: Free

Spring is the time to revamp tired beauty routines and restore fresh glowing skin by smoothing, purifying, brightening and firming with the top skincare brands and cult favorite products at GBS The Beauty Store.

During the month of March, GBS The Beauty Store is celebrating its annual Skincare Month and treating the fabulous faces of South Florida to a series of beauty and skin events and special offers to get your skin to total pore-fection. Solve your head-to-toe, skincare problems with expert consultations and interactive product demos by leading skincare companies including Cane + Austin, Goldfaden MD, Bliss, Peter Thomas Roth, Dermalogica, Murad, Nuxe, First Aid Beauty, StriVectin, and many more.

GBS’ trained experts can help solve your skincare concerns and customize a regimen based on your individual needs and lifestyle. Whether you want to amp up your anti-aging, dump your dark circles, combat acne-prone skin, or brighten up a dull complexion, GBS will give you the skintelligence you need to achieve beautiful, radiant skin.

To help jumpstart new skincare regimens and ensure skin stays radiant all year long, shoppers can take advantage of 20% off participating skincare brands and enjoy complimentary gifts with purchase, deluxe samples and more.

Visit GBSbeauty.com for the March calendar of in-store events and beauty workshops. Follow @GBSbeauty for tips and giveaways all month.

Miami Fine Beverage, Chocolate & Food Show 3/8/13

Miami Fine Beverage, Chocolate & Food Show
Saturday, 03/08/2014 – 03/09/2014 10:00 am – 07:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 S Red Road,
Miami, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $20

The Miami Fine Beverage, Chocolate and Food Show (“Fine Food Show”) returns with more than 70 specialty food and beverage vendors over 30,000 square-feet of exhibitor space. Expanding South Miami’s flavored footprint in the culinary world, the annual event is slated for March 8 – 9 at the spectacular Pinecrest Gardens, and features “The Miami Smoke Affair” pop-up cigar lounge, craft beers and spirits, chocolate-infused liqueurs, gourmet chocolate companies, cooking demonstrations and seminars, and an international selection of restaurants.

Beethoven on the Beach: Clash of the Titans 3/16/14

Beethoven on the Beach: Clash of the Titans
Sunday, 03/16/2014 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Beethoven_Pinecrest-3Pinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33157
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Orchestra Miami is proud to continue its series of Free Outdoor Concerts, with three performances of “Beethoven on the Beach, Part III: Clash of the Titans”. These concerts are presented as a gift to the community, completely free of charge. The concerts are co-sponsored by the City of Sunny Isles Beach, the City of Miami Beach and Atlantic Broadband.

• Sunday, March 16, 2014; 8:00 PM at the Pinecrest Gardens “Banyan Bowl” (11000 SW 57 Avenue) in Pinecrest- gates open at 7:00 PM – General Admission Stadium Seating. Concessions will be available (all proceeds to benefit Orchestra Miami); Free parking available on-site.

“Beethoven on the Beach, Part III: Clash of the Titans” features works by Rossini, Mendelssohn and Beethoven, conducted by Orchestra Miami’s Artistic Director, Elaine Rinaldi. This year’s concert begins with the light-hearted Overture to La Scala di Seta by Gioacchino Rossini, followed by the unforgettable Concerto for Violin in E Minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn, featuring Orchestra Miami’s Concert Master, Mei Mei Luo, as the soloist. The concert ends with Beethoven’s joyous Symphony N. 2 in D Major, Op. 36. This concert lovingly dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth Yeh Singh.

For more information about Orchestra Miami, please call (305) 274-2103
or visit www.orchestramiami.org.

First Free and Publicly Accessible Electric Car Fast-Charging Station in South Florida Opens 2/4/14

First Free and Publicly Accessible Electric Car Fast-Charging Station in South Florida Opens
Tuesday, February 4, 5 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road.

The first free and publicly accessible electric car fast-charging station in South Florida has been installed in the Pinecrest Gardens’ parking area. The station can charge an electric car in a fraction of the time it takes to charge with a regular charging station. For example, a Nissan LEAF can be charged from zero to 80 percent in less than 30 minutes. Other vehicles may take more or less time to achieve a similar charge.

Mayor Cindy Lerner and Village Manager Yocelyn Galiano Gomez will drive one of the Village’s Nissan LEAFs to Pinecrest Gardens for the first official use of the fast-charging station.
The fast-charging station is located in the northeast area of the parking lot. Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 Red Road.

“We have a significant focus on sustainability, improving access to energy efficiency and renewable energy,” said Mayor Lerner, who added that her next car will be an electric car.

Pinecrest Gardens attracts over 150,000 visitors each year and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in October 2011, making it historically significant on a local, state and national platform.

“Because of its popularity and the Village’s commitment to conservation and sustainability, Pinecrest Gardens is the ideal location for an electric car fast-charging station,” said Galiano. “One can visit the Gardens, take a class in the community center or go to the library while charging the car.”

The fast charger is capable of charging at 44kW, compared to regular charging which runs at approximately 6kW. The fast-charger can be used by drivers of Nissan, Mitsubishi and Tesla electric cars. Tesla electric car owners need an adapter in order to charge.

Pinecrest Gardens is a premier venue for the arts, education and environmental conservation and preservation. On any given day one can catch an arts performance, tour the 14 acres of native forested wetland, tropical hardwood hammock and native cypress slough hammock or take a class in horticulture, archeology and botany.

The Mice War- An Absurdist Opera for Kids 2/9/14

The Mice War- An Absurdist Opera for Kids
Sunday, 02/09/2014 – 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm
The_Mice_War_Title_72pixPinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33157
Webpage Link
Cost: $10 Adults/ $5 Kids

Do you know why we eat yellow cheese? Find out in The Mice War, David Chesky’s absurdist opera for kids, presented by Orchestra Miami, in collaboration with the Florida Grand Opera.

The Mice War is a little story about the industrious Blue Mice that live in the North
and the passive Red Mice that live on an Island way in the south. The Blue Mice need to make more money so they decide they need to have a war. But what’s the reason for the war? The Blue Mice eat pink cheese and the Red Mice eat yellow cheese. What would happen if the Red Mice came and made the Blue Mice eat yellow Cheese?

The Mice War is an Opera for kids that teaches about the absurdity of war
and acceptance of cultural diversity while introducing them to classical music.
The performance features three Young Artists from the Florida Grand Opera accompanied by eight professional musicians form Orchestra Miami, conducted by Brian Onderdonk and directed by A. Scott Parry. This delightful program will last approximately 50 minutes and is perfect for children ages 3 and up.

The performance will be on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Pinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl, located at 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, FL 33156. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for children. Children 2 and younger admitted free of charge with lap seating only. Seating is by general admission and there is ample free, on-site parking. Tickets can be purchased online through Orchestra Miami’s website (www.OrchestraMiami.org) or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006.

Pinecrest Gardens South Motors Fine Arts Festival 1/11/14-1/12/14

Pinecrest Gardens South Motors Fine Arts Festival
2014 Winning Show Poster by Diana SierraJanuary 11 and 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Miami, FL 33156

Pinecrest Gardens will be the stage for the South Motors Fine Arts Festival where 65 artists will exhibit their works among 14 acres of native forested wetland, tropical hardwood hammock and native cypress slough hammock.

Each artist was carefully selected to show at South Florida’s premier juried fine arts festival from a pool of close to 100 painting, mixed-media, jewelry, sculpture, photography and wearable artists.

Judging will take place Saturday, Jan. 11 in the morning in the above categories plus best in show.

World-renowned Cuban artist Humberto Benitez will be among the artists to display his work in the festival. His Cuban-themed art is a feast of passion, sensuality and indulgence brought to life by the colors of the tropics. Silhouettes, musical instruments and landscapes of Cuba seemingly move on the canvas.

“I let the canvas detect the movement,” said Benitez, who never sketches before painting and has created works as large 13 feet tall and 14 feet wide.

Other exhibitors are coming from as far as California and the mid-west.

Joan Drizin is traveling from Indiana to show at the Fine Arts Festival. She uses rusted steel, unpolished glass, rough rock and other recycled materials to create geometric outdoor art. Each sculpture is created by welding, cutting and bending iron which translates into a one-of-a-kind whimsical piece with an edge.

Homegrown and up-and-coming artist Phil Fung, whose work has been featured by President Barack Obama and Vogue Magazine, will also be featured in the arts fair. His art spotlights world leaders, comic book characters and landscapes with colorful mastery and a style that is unmistakably Phil Fung.

The best works by artists and artisans from the US and abroad will be on display and for sale along with delicious food, live music, and a Little Sprout Zone in Pinecrest’s expansive botanical gardens.

Admission is free and there will be overflow parking at Palmetto Senior High, Palmetto Middle School and Pinecrest Elementary with free shuttle service to Pinecrest Gardens.

The Pinecrest Farmers Market 12/22/13

The Pinecrest Farmers Market
Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL

Buying local food promotes environmental sustainability. The average distance food travels is 1,500 miles, increasing dependence on petroleum and increasing greenhouse emissions that contribute to global warming. There is little to no packaging and eating local produce is more nutritious because it is sold soon after it’s picked.

To add to Pinecrest’s Farmers Market’s environment-friendly setting under a canopy of verdant trees that provide the perfect shade and backdrop for a relaxed weekend morning, South Florida’s first public electric car fast-charging station will be installed in the Pinecrest Gardens parking lot in about a month.

Buying produce from the Pinecrest Farmers Market supports local farmers who grow organic and local fruits and vegetables in Homestead, the Redlands, Fort Pierce and Clewiston.

By visiting the farmers market one develops a relationship with the farmers, helping families gain a better understanding of the environment, weather, seasons and science of agriculture. All these lessons are passed on to the next generation, who will then be the stewards of the environment.

Spending money on locally grown food increases the value of the land to the farmer, makes development less likely and conserves open green spaces.

Vendors in Pinecrest’s Farmers Market include: certified Organic Bee Haven Farm produce, Keez Beez locally harvested honey and Rochelois organic certified jams from the Redlands and Homestead.

The Farmers Market has something for everyone: Babe Froman Fine Sausages sells gourmet sausages and meat made with gluten-free, hormone and antibiotic free meats.

Forno Italiano Pizza uses only Australian Pine in its wood-burning oven (Australian Pine is an invasive species that displaces native beach plant communities that provide critical wildlife habitats for threatened or endangered plant and animal species).

And Living Colors Nursery is the first in the State of Florida to enroll in the Best Management Program, which is a voluntary program that growers can join to affirm they are using practices to reduce exposure to the environment of fertilizers and chemicals.

There are a total of 63 vendors that have signed up with the Green Market Co-op, which runs the market.

Aside from holding one of the most environmentally responsible farmers markets in South Florida, the Village of Pinecrest champions green initiatives that include: a Strategic Green Action Plan, Sustainable Building Regulations, a Carbon Off-set Program, Florida Green City Certification, LEED Trained Staff and is a Tree City USA for sixth consecutive year.

Get “Gleam-orous” With Melanie Mills at GBS, The Beauty Store 11/7/13

Get “Gleam-orous” With Melanie Mills at GBS, The Beauty Store
Thursday, 11/07/2013 – 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm
GBS-The-Beauty-Store-Logo1GBS, The Beauty Store Pinecrest
11297 S. Dixie Hwy,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Emmy Award-winning makeup artist Melanie Mills is one of Hollywood’s leading style-makers and beauty consultants, known for her glamorous flair, supreme talent and vivacious personality.

With more than fifteen years of experience, Melanie is a master of her craft, sculpting faces and bodies into true works of art as lead makeup artist for “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC’s hit show “The Taste” and Nickelodeon’s up and coming teen sitcom “Sam & Cat.” She has also appeared on “The Dr. Oz Show,” “Access Hollywood Live,” and the Hallmark Channel’s “Home and Family”.

The sought-after makeup artist to the stars, founder of the acclaimed Gleam beauty brand and author of the new book “Glitter and Glam” will be sharing her award-winning beauty tips at an exclusive two day event taking place at GBS Beauty Stores in Coral Gables and Pinecrest on November 6th and 7th. GBS is the only beauty specialty boutiques to carry the Gleam beauty line in South Florida.

Not only will Melanie be sharing her super secrets to keeping the star’s so “gleam-orous” through an interactive Q & A session, but she will be offering exclusive autograph copies of her new book and product demonstrations while guests enjoy light bites and refreshments.

Gleam Body Radiance is Hollywood’s sexy industry secret: the go-to professional face and body makeup that transforms skin into a perfect velvet canvas, hiding imperfections and improving overall skin texture. She invented Gleam out of necessity to even out blotchy spray tans and instantly bronze skin while deeply moisturizing and making skin glow for the cameras on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” for more than five years. To compliment that perfect glow, Mills launched Gleam Lip Radiance glosses in seven couture shades which are also available at GBS The Beauty Store locations.

Viva Verdi! 11/10/13

Viva Verdi!
Sunday, 11/10/2013 – 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Verdi-poster-webPinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33157
Webpage Link
Cost: $20/$30 reserved seats; $20 seniors; $5 students

Orchestra Miami is proud to present “Viva Verdi” in honor of the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth (Oct. 10, 1813). In this celebratory concert, Orchestra Miami will present an array of fantastic artists who will perform some of his most beloved arias and choruses, along with several of his more seldomly performed compositions. To start the festivities, Musicologist and Verdi specialist Karen Henson will present a special pre-concert lecture.

Kevin Short, bass and Robynne Redmon, mezzo-soprano, head an all-star line-up of singers. Featured soloists include tenors Lievens Castillo and Matt Maness, and sopranos Nathalie Avila, Marinel Cruz, Susana Díaz and Elizabeth Beers Kataria. The Delray String Quartet makes a special appearance to perform Verdi’s only String Quartet in E minor, violinist Mei Mei Luo will be featured in the Prelude to Act III from I Lombardi, and the “Viva Verdi” Choir performs favorites from the operas. The concert will be accompanied by Orchestra Miami Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi at the piano, supported by Lauralie Pow.

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 7:00 PM at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, FL 33156. Pre-concert lecture with Musicologist Karen Henson begins at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $30 and $20, reserved seating; $20 for Seniors, $5 for Students. Tickets are available at www.orchestramiami.org or by calling (305) 274-2103.

Howl-O-Ween 10/27/13

Howl-O-Ween
Sunday, 10/27/2013 – 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Howl-O-WeenPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $3 Adults, $2 Children, Under 2 Free

Enjoy a Halloween “prequel” with a day full of activities for everyone
in the family especially your four legged friends. The celebration
begins with a Pet Fair featuring pet adoption agencies, vendors, and
all kinds of fun activities for dogs, kids and grown-ups too. The day
ends with a costume parade for humans and pets alike, and a dog
costume contest with wonderful prizes. Parking is free!

Holiday Festival at Pinecrest Gardens 12/7/13

Holiday Festival at Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 12/07/2013 – 11:00 am – 06:30 pm
Holiday-Festival-LogoPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $5 General Admission

Come experience our first annual Holiday Festival at Pinecrest Gardens! A day for the whole family to enjoy and immerse yourself in the holiday spirit! There will be excerpts from The Nutcracker, performances by Miami Childrens Theater, Hanukkah festivities, a model train display, pictures with Santa, puppeteers, face painters, performances by the Greater Miami Youth Symphony & Jazz Band, fabulous food, vendors, the lighting of the Holiday Tree (at sundown) and more! Parking is free!

Maria Rivas 12/14/13

Maria Rivas
Sunday, 12/14/2013 – 08:00 pm –
Maria-RivasPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $20 & $25

Back by popular demand, Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens welcomes Venezuela’s premier contemporary vocalist, Maria Rivas. She interprets her music in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, and performs her own blend of traditional jazz standards as well as music and lyrics she has composed herself. Her unique sound is an intoxicating combination of indigenous, Caribbean, European, and African strains, with just the right splash of Brazilian and Latin jazz. Since 1990, Maria has recorded a total of 8 albums, where her most recent hit the Number 1 spot on the “Billboard” Venezuelan charts and stayed strong on the Top 10 for almost a year. For tickets call 877-496-8499.

Sammy Figueroa presents Sally’s Tomato: A Tribute to the Music of Cal Tjader 11/16/13

Sammy Figueroa presents Sally’s Tomato: A Tribute to the Music of Cal Tjader
Saturday, 11/16/2013 – 08:00 pm –
Sammy-Figueroa-in-ActionPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $20 & $25

South Motors Jazz Series at Pinecrest Gardens welcomes back Sammy Figueroa. This legendary percussionist once again takes the stage performing his audience favorite, “Tribute to the Music of Cal Tjader.” Sammy is a Grammy Nominated musician whose albums and singles have topped the charts for years. Sally’s Tomato will replicate Tjader’s music from the 60’s and 70’s and make it soar, with exciting vibraphone cadences and percussion breaks from the man who has been hailed by Larry Rosen as “the best percussionist in the world.”

South Motors Jazz Series presents the South Florida Jazz Orchestra with Vocalist Kate Reid 10/26/13

South Motors Jazz Series presents the South Florida Jazz Orchestra with Vocalist Kate Reid
Saturday, 10/26/2013 – 08:00 pm –
ShowImageCAAZYKYKPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $20 and $25

South Motors Jazz Series kicks off the 2013-14 Jazz Season at Pinecrest Gardens with the South Florida Jazz Orchestra featuring jazz vocalist sensation Kate Reid in an evening of Swing, Song and Big Band Favorites. Hailed by Jazziz Magazine as “One hell of a big band.”, this is a “world-class” sixteen piece Big Band that is made up of the best jazz musicians, studio musicians, and jazz educators in the South-East United States. Writes Edward Blanco of WDNA: “Their repertoire will please not only the jazz aficionado, but anyone with a modicum of musical taste.” It’s a Big Band night and big “kick-off” to what promises to be The Gardens’ best jazz series yet.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m., show time 8:00 p.m. For more information call 305-669-6990 or visit our web site for tickets today.

2nd Annual Masquerade Ball at Pinecrest Gardens 11/23/13

2nd Annual Masquerade Ball at Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 11/23/2013 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
ShowImagePinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $75 in advance, $100 at door (all inclusive)

It’s a spectacular night of dining and dancing under stars at Pinecrest Gardens 2nd Annual Gala, Saturday, November 23rd at 7:00 p.m. The elegant evening will
commence at Lakeview Terrace, where VIPs, taste-makers and local celebrities will sip signature cocktails provided by Bacardi and dine on gourmet cuisine provided by Macy’s Catering. Let the party begin when you enter a magical atmosphere on a red carpet while being serenaded by the Carlos Alabaci Jazz Trio. Entertainment will also include stilt walkers, fire-dancers, Batucada Drummers & Samba Dancer and an exclusive performance by renowned jazz diva, Thania Sans and her trio on Lakeview Terrace. The evening will continue with dancing and music in the meadow, which will be transformed into a nightclub setting with ringside tables and dance floor. Music will be provided by Mr. Nice Guy and DJ Mike Pileggi. As the night draws to a close, attendees will receive a gift bag of goodies–no one will leave empty handed.

For more information pelase call (305) 669-6990. Tickets available on-line at www.pinecrestgardens.org or by calling (877) 496-8499.

Rocky Horror Picture Show 10/25/13

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Friday, 10/25/2013 – 08:00 pm –
The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Photo #11Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $5 General Admission

It’s Cult Film Friday at Pinecrest Gardens. “One hundred minutes of pure weird celebration that manages to concoct a bizarre cocktail of sincerity and reckless abandon”. TotalFilm
This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns
the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet
Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come
across on a rainy night. Come dressed in your Rocky Horror finest!

Cult Film Friday Rocky Horror Picture Show at Pinecrest Gardens 10/25/13

Cult Film Friday – Rocky Horror Picture Show
October 25, 6:30 p.m. Happy Hour, 8:00 p.m. Movie
rockyhorrorPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Cost: $5 General Admission

“One hundred minutes of pure weird celebration that manages to concoct a bizarre cocktail of sincerity and reckless abandon”. Total Film

This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. Come dressed in your Rocky Horror finest!

Join us for an evening of a cult film classic and refreshments. Garden Cinema will present a monthly film featuring favorites like “Rocky Horror Picture Show”, “Good Fellas” and many more. Take a stroll through the Gardens or enjoy the Gallery prior to the movie…or just enjoy a glass of wine.

Howl-O-Ween at Pinecrest Gardens 10/26/13

Howl-O-Ween
howl-o-weenSunday, October 27th, noon – 5:00 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, Florida 33156

Admission: $3 Adults, $2 (Children 2-17), Children under 2 & pets admitted free
Pet Costume Contest $10 Donation (per 4 legged participant)

Pet Fair: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Pet Parade: 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a Halloween “prequel” with a day full of activities for everyone in the family especially your four legged friends. The celebration begins with a Pet Fair featuring pet adoption agencies, vendors, and all kinds of fun activities for dogs, kids and grown-ups too. The day ends with a costume parade for humans and pets alike, and a dog costume contest with wonderful prizes.

Parking is free! Overflow parking access will also be available with the Pinecrest People Mover making continuous stops for pick-up and drop-off from 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. to Pinecrest Gardens from the following locations: Pinecrest Elementary (10250 Red Road), Palmetto Middle School (7351 SW 128 Street), Miami Palmetto Senior High School (7460 SW 118 Street) This community celebration benefits Friends Forever Rescue and the Pet Trust.

3rd Annual Party for Pink 10/11/13

3rd Annual Party for Pink
Friday, 10/11/2013 – 08:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Party-for-pink-teaserArtistic Vibes
12986 SW 89 Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33176
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $12

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, AV is bringing you the most entertaining fundraiser you’ve ever been to! Our THIRD annual Party for Pink. Live music, stand up comedy, poetry and MORE! At the end of the night we’ll be donating a portion of the proceeds to a local organization in support of BOOBIES! Who doesn’t love ’em? Lets save them TOGETHER while having a great time.

October 11th
Doors Open: 8:00p
Show Begins: 8:30pm
$15 (Includes Hors d’oeuvres)
$12 if you purchase online: www.AV.Ticketleap.com
Free Parking
***CASH BAR***

Music by:
Denise Losa
Emily Sheila
Folk Inkwell

Comedy by:
Rhett Thompson
Eddie Denigris
Mary Celine Smith-Millan
Dominic Perenzin

Poetry by:
Quills AV Rodriguez
Emily Maloney

And MORE to be announced!

We hope you’ll come out and support BOOBIES for the THIRD year in a row! Lets make a difference.

Pinecrest Customer Appreciation Day at GBS The Beauty Store 6/21/13

Pinecrest Customer Appreciation Day at GBS The Beauty Store
Friday, 06/21/2013, 09:00 am – 07:00 pm
GBS_Logo_1GBS, The Beauty Store
11297 S Dixie Hwy ,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link

The summer heat is starting to sizzle and it’s time to update your seasonal beauty regimen. No need to scrimp or sacrifice on the brands you love as GBS The Beauty Store in Pinecrest is offering 20 percent off on every product in the entire store during their annual Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, June 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Beauty junkies will enjoy complimentary treatments and consultations as well as healthy bites, all-day giveaways and free samples from the most recognized and respected brands in the industry.

More than Meets the Eye 4/19/13

More than Meets the Eye
Friday, 04/19/2013, 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Rigoberto-Rosales-Jalil_Extraccion-de-la-Piedra-de-la-Locura1Prints Giclee Shop
8747 SW 134th Street,
Miami, Florida 33176
Webpage Link

Contact: Christine Lyall
Cell Ph. 305.299.3414
Email: loretta107@comcast.net

‘Low’ Art? Well, Yes and No …
New Art Show Brings Fine Art to Young Children’s Eye Level

Miami, Fla.—“More than Meets the Eye,” opening Friday, April 19, 2013, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Prints Giclée Shop, 8747 SW 134th Street, presents a fun new twist on art shows—no piece of artwork will be hung or exhibited any higher than three feet off the ground, thus “lowering” the art to young children’s eye level.

“The artwork won’t be ‘childish’—it will be PG-13—but it will be displayed so children as young as 3 to 5 years old can easily see it,” said show creator, co-curator and Miami artist Christine Lyall. She added that children of all ages are welcome to attend and admission is free. Also curating are Miami artists Aida Tejada and Gerardo Gonzalez-Quevedo, who owns and operates Prints Giclée Shop.

Ms. Lyall said she thought of the show’s concept when she noticed a young boy at an art show straining to see a piece of her work hanging on a wall. The boy’s father could see the piece just fine. The boy could not.

“I thought, ‘What if an entire professional art show were designed specifically for children?’ It seems so simple, and yet, I’ve never seen it done before,” said Ms. Lyall. “Children have a natural appreciation for and curiosity about art, and they often see things in art that adults, who tend to be more critical, don’t see. And yet, most art shows automatically exclude children as viewers because everything, unless it’s big, is too high for them to see.”

With governments cutting back on arts funding and school districts slashing their arts education budgets, “it’s increasingly important to find other ways to cultivate children’s appreciation for art,” said Ms. Lyall. “We hope this art-show concept helps.”

More than a dozen South Florida artists representing a diversity of styles and media (so children can see the many ways in which art can be rendered) are participating in “More than Meets the Eye,” including:

Aduni Abu Bakar—Sumi Ink Painting Marilyn Lemay—Watercolor
Leonel D’cröix—Digital Painting Adriano Nicot—Painting
Jose Luis Dias Montero—Mixed Media Jee Yung Park—Mixed Media
Jaime Ferreyros—iPhonography Edilberto Pelegrino—Painting
Sandra Garcia-Pardo—Sculpture Daniel Portnoy—Photography
Raciel Gomez—Mixed Media Clara Varas—Mixed Media
Rigoberto Rosales Jalil—Colored Pencil Katarina Vicenova—Oil Painting
Marilyn Lemay—Watercolor Marivi von Feretova—Painting

Prints Giclée Shop is an artist owned and operated, full-service, fine-art digital printing company, offering high-quality giclée printing on archival paper, canvas or acrylic substrates. Open since 2004, Prints Giclée Shop also offers framing services, and it has a gallery where it showcases the work of local, national and international artists. For more information, call Gerardo Gonzalez-Quevedo at 305.282.9154, or visit the Prints Giclée Shop at 8747 SW 134th St., Miami, Fla., 33176, or check out the studio’s website at www.printsgicleeshop.com.

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If you would like more information about “More than Meets the Eye,” or you would like to schedule an interview, please contact Christine Lyall at (305) 299-3414 or loretta107@comcast.net. Many more images are available upon request.

Kay’s Art of Millinery Workshop 3/13/13

Kay’s Art of Millinery Workshop
Wednesday, 03/06/2013, 08:00 am – 03:00 pm
KAYARTISTS AT THE FALLS Studio
12974 S.W. 89th Ave,
MIAMI, Florida 33176
More Info Link

Kay Durden the hat making art instructor is offering 50% OFF her Art of Millinery Workshop
to students who register through Artists at the Falls! This is a wonderful and one-of-a-kind workshop at a great price with ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED.
1-DAY WORKSHOPS THIS Weds or Thurs 8am-3pm $125-$150 reg. price SALE $62.50-$75
3-DAY WORKSHOP THIS FRI-SUN $400 reg. price SALE $200

Check out her website http://www.kaysartofmillinerycalifstyle.com/class-discription.html

Mention “artists” for 50% OFF DEAL!
RSVP AT thefallsart@aol.com or 305-278-2690

Miami Fine Chocolate and Food Show at Pinecrest Gardens 3/9/13-3/10/13

Miami Fine Chocolate & Food Show, Pinecrest Gardens
March 9-10, 2013, 10:00 am – 06:00 am
MFCFS_logo-with-datePinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57th Ave (Red Road),
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Buy Tickets Link

Miami Fine Chocolate & Food Show

Chocolate & Food Lovers Treat Yourselves!

Here’s what guests can expect at the Miami Fine Chocolate & Food Show:

•The Miami Fine Chocolate Show: Taste the finest in chocolate from around the country like artful creations from Flying Noir (Mendocino, California) to handmade chocolates from local Venezuelan chocolatiers Cacao Art Chocolates. Artisan chocolatiers will have products available for purchase, so attendees can take home their favorite truffles, bars, macarons, and ganache. Other chocolate exhibitors will include: Barry’s Gourmet Brownies, Kallari, Mary O’Malley Chocolatier, Pacari, and more.

•Gourmet Grove: The Gourmet Grove will act as a one-stop shop for gifts, featuring an expansive selection of products from infused olive oils to artisan cheeses from The Cheese Course, breads, exotic spices from Spice Galore, teas, charcuterie, and much more. Look for at-home gourmet ideas like hand-selected meats from Land & Sea, Italian products from Anacapri, in-home dining selections from Gourmet at Your Door, and more.

•Restaurant Row: Attendees will be able to enjoy the unique experience of walking down Restaurant Row, a boulevard bringing South Florida’s culinary greats together as they showcase their talents. While the list continues to grow, featured restaurants will include the Mayfair Hotel’s Spartico, Tuyo atop the Miami Culinary Institute where acclaimed chef Norman Van Aken serves as director of restaurants, authentic Mediterranean cuisine from Alhambra Restaurant, and more.

•Demonstration Stage: Presented by MDC’s Miami Culinary Institute, guests can enjoy over 20 hours of live demonstrations in the 500-seat Banyan Bowl Amphitheater. A select group of Miami’s most talented chefs will provide culinary insight as they make dozens of the finest food and chocolate creations right in front of attendees’ eyes.

•Pairings Pavilion: Clay Gordon, chocolate expert and creator of The Chocolate Life, will provide guided sessions of pairing beer, wine, spirits, coffees and teas with a wide variety of fine food, artisanal chocolates, and cheeses. In addition to pairing sessions, guests can use tasting tickets to sample 10-15 craft beer selections from Gold Coast Beverage Distributors, chocolate wines from E & J Gallo and Precept Wines, and more.

•Music: Music will fill the air at Pinecrest Gardens as the perfect background to the gourmet gathering.

•Petting Zoo, Water Playground, Feed the Fish and more: Guests can explore the grounds of Pinecrest Gardens, a fourteen-acre hidden treasure filled with tropical plants, rock formations, and water features. Family-friendly offerings include a petting zoo, water playgrounds, and place to feed and learn about fish.

$2.00 OFF full priced adult admission. Use code ERMAR when purchasing online.

 

Classical Music Meets Contemporary Dance 2/3/13

Classical Music Meets Contemporary Dance
Sunday, 02/03/2013, 03:00 pm – 04:30 pm
KPD-Strings1Pinecrest Gardens, Banyan Bowl Amphitheater
11000 SW 57th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33156
Webpage Link

Karen Peterson and Dancers at Pinecrest Gardens with Crosstown String Quartet and Miami String Project
Karen Peterson and Dancers, renown as the nation’s premier mixed-abilities dance company in the southeast, will perform live with the Crosstown String Quartet and The Miami String Project at the historic Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl amphitheater.

The dance company’s Senior Dancers will perform alongside the Crosstown String Quartet. The Youth Dancers (ages 15-22 and also of mixed abilities) will perform with the young musicians of the Miami String Project (ages 12-19).

“I am thrilled to present my new choreography with the Crosstown String Quartet and the Miami String Project at this beautiful setting,” said founder and Creative Director Karen Peterson. “This gives our audiences the opportunity to view our premiere collaborations of live dance and classical music. These crossover performances provide a glimpse into the ever-changing possibilities of mixed-abilities dance, and demonstrate how we strive to continue to push boundaries.”

Saturday, February 2nd, 8:00 p.m. (link for tickets online)
Sunday, February 3rd, 3:00 p.m. (link for tickets online)

Jazz in the Gardens with Maria Rivas 1/26/13

Jazz in the Gardens with Maria Rivas
Saturday, 01/26/2013, 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
pinecrest-celebrates-her-birthdayPinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57th Ave (Red Rd.),
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Buy Tickets Link

KCC Productions presents “Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens,” featuring jazz vocalist sensation, MARIA RIVAS, and her fabulous Quintet, performing her “Tribute to the Americas”, Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 8 PM (gates open 6:30 PM) in the Banyan Bowl, 11000 Southwest 57th Avenue, in Pinecrest, Florida.  At the Concert, Maria will perform an unusual blend of lively and entertaining music from throughout North and South America, presented in her own unique style and incorporating the matchless and romantic sound of violin. Guests can arrive early and enjoy the truly beautiful and graceful natural surroundings at Pinecrest Gardens.  The Concert is outdoors and the audience can enjoy light fare at the Gardens Gallery and Courtyard. Tickets are $20-25 at http://www.pinecrest-fl.gov/index.aspx?page=440
Maria Rivas recently relocated to South Florida from her native Venezuela, where she is that country’s best-renowned contemporary female vocalist, while being well-known and appreciated throughout Latin America and internationally. She has released 11 CDs containing an exceedingly diverse and entertaining repertoire, and her CDs are featured on iTunes and Amazon.

Maria’s hit single “Manduco” took the number one position on the Venezuelan charts and stayed there for over 3 months, and in the top 10 for more than 3 years.  Ms. Rivas has won numerous awards in Venezuela and internationally for her highly original blend of music, as well as her strong pro-environment and humanitarian stance.

Ms. Rivas considers the appearance of her Band at this Special Birthday Concert to be a wonderful birthday gift to herself and to the audience, as the Band will include a mixture of incredible talents from the 3 Americas.  Performing alongside Maria will be:  The incomparable Jamie Ousley from Tennessee on acoustic bass, with his gift for understanding the Latin-American coda inside its tropical rhythms and swaying movements, always performed with his characteristic elegance.  

On drums, Rodolfo Zuniga, a highly talented Central-American drummer from Costa Rica, who like Jamie Ousley, is a music professor at Florida International University.  Mr. Zuniga has toured as a member of the prestigious Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Group and has performed with such artists as Sammy Figueroa, and Arturo Sandoval.  

On percussion will be the hyper-talented Edwin Bonilla, a versatile musician from Puerto Rico, who is one of his genre’s best percussionists, songwriters and producers in the world, being invited to perform by artists like Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Juan Luis Guerra, Celia Cruz and many more.  

On piano and keyboards, nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2011, will be Alejandro Campos, a musician, songwriter, and composer from Venezuela who performed on one of the most important Venezuelan records of Maria Rivas called “Mapale”, and who has produced music for Univision, Telemundo, America TeVe, and others.  Among other recognitions, Campos won an ASCAP Award for the song “That’s Life”, performed by Olga Tanon, a musician with a 28 year musical career.  

And finally, as a very special guest, Maria Rivas will present the virtuoso violin soloist Jhonny Mendoza, also from Venezuela, where he is a founding member and director of Cuerdas Andinas, a famous band in Venezuela, for which Mendoza has produced the group’s three albums containing the some of the most important music from the Andes mountain region.  For his sensitivity and talent, Jhonny Mendoza is considered one of most brilliant violinists in Venezuela.

The repertoire which Maria Rivas will be performing will provide spectacular entertainment for the audience.  With Maria’s highly melodious voice and the magical sound of violin, she will begin our musical journey with the Argentinean energy of Astor Piazzolla and his fabulous Tangos, and also the classic Latin ballad, “Alfonsina y el Mar”, then we will fly to the multi-colored expressions from Brazil including Maria’s distinctive renditions in Portuguese of “O Bebado e a Equilibrista” and “Mais que Nada”, then moving ahead to experience Maria’s memorable sound from her native Venezuela featuring her elegant Latin Jazz ensemble and the irresistible power of her Caribbean rhythms and beats, then to Mexico with Maria’s unparalleled and highly original version of Besame Mucho, and then to Maria’s singular interpretations of classic American jazz and pop tunes from the Great American Songbook, alongside her original music which Maria composed herself.  Maria will link together these seemingly diverse musical genres, while electrifying participants with her melodious voice and dynamic presentation.

For more information on Maria Rivas, visit her website at  www.mariarivas.us  www.kccproductions.com

Elaine Alvarez & Elaine Rinaldi in Recital 2/9/13

Elaine Alvarez & Elaine Rinaldi in Recital
Friday, 02/08/2013, 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Promo1Pinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link

“The Two Elaine’s” take the stage, as Orchestra Miami presents internationally renowned soprano Elaine Alvarez in recital with Orchestra Miami Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi. Both artists were born, raised and educated in Miami. Since making her break-out debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2007, Elaine Alvarez has been stunning audiences at the world’s major opera houses with her artistry and lush lyric voice. The program focuses on songs of the Romantic period and features a variety of compositions by Bizet, Liszt, Turina, Villa-Lobos, Strauss, Lecuona and Sanchez de Fuentes. The performance will also feature projected translations of the texts in English and Spanish. Tickets are $25 and $30 reserved seating, Senior tickets are $20 and student tickets are available for $5. Tickets may be purchased through BrownPaperTickets.com, or by calling 1-800-838-3006 or through OrchestraMiami.org.

2013 Heart and Star Award Dinner 4/11/13

2013 Heart and Star Award Dinner 4/11/13
11th Anniversary Heart and Star Award Dinner
Thursday, 04/11/2013, 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
CSC_logo_K_redTemple Beth Am
5950 N. Kendall Drive,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link

On Thursday, April 11, the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami will host its 11th Anniversary Heart & Star Award Dinner at Temple Beth Am in Pinecrest. John Arasi, Briana Vega and Dr. Richard Zakheim will be honored at this prestigious signature event.

Arasi as a philanthropic and community leader, Vega as a cancer survivor – and the first child to ever receive this honor – and Zakheim for outstanding volunteer leadership. Over 400 business and philanthropic leaders from the Greater Miami area will be in attendance for the event. “John, Briana and Richard are extremely deserving honorees who have done so much for our medical community and for Miami-Dade County. We are grateful to have them as informed advocates representing the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami,” says Danielle Spiegelman, Executive Director of the organization. “They have each performed extraordinary acts of kindness and have selflessly worked to inspire hope and action.”

John Arasi will receive the Champion of the Community Spirit Award in recognition of his charitable leadership and his ability to unite others motivating them to focus on a greater good for our community. Briana Vega will receive the Champion of Human Spirit Award as a tribute to being a cancer survivor and a beacon of light and hope for others faced with the illness. Briana is the first child to ever receive a Champion Award. Dr. Richard Zakheim is being recognized with the 2013 Founders Award for excellence in volunteerism.

The 11th Anniversary Heart & Star Award Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11h, at Temple Beth Am, The Richard & Janet Yulman Campus, located at 5950 N. Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33156. Committee leadership for this fundraising event is comprised of the following; Jennifer Stearns Buttrick, Chanin & Adam Carlin, Candace D. Falsetto, Ana Hughes Freund, Carmen Perez, Aida & Joseph Roisman, Lourdes Rosales, Kim Sarkisian, Amy Scharlin, Debra Schottenstein, Kara Stearns Sharp, Edie Spiegel, Carole Wright and Pamela Zakheim.

We appreciate the generous support of the following table sponsors who have already committed to the event as of today: Advanced Medical Specialties; Carmen & John Arasi; Baptist Health South Florida; Carnival Corporation; Chanin & Adam Carlin; The Fluxman Family Foundation; Sandy Krasick; GYN Oncology of Miami/Dr. Nicholas Lambrou & Dr. Troy Gatcliffe; Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra, LLP; Packman, Neuwahl & Rosenberg, P.A.; Pantry Liquors, Perry Ellis International; Margarita Pons, CPA, MBA; Aida & Joseph Roisman; SAP International; Carrie & Erik Sherman; Edie & Firth Spiegel and Pamela & Richard Zakheim.

In-kind donors to date include: Andrew Duany Photography, Fare to Remember, Gables Linen, Imagine That Miami Graphic Design; InBloom Group LLC; Ivents by Isis, Inc.; MAC Parking; Nu-Designs; Reflections Productions, Inc., and Temple Beth Am.

Nicole Henry Concert Under the Stars at Pinecrest Gardens 12/15/12

Nicole Henry – Concert Under the Stars at Pinecrest Gardens
nicolehenrySaturday, December 15, 2012, 7pm
Banyan Bowl at Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57th Ave
Pinecrest FL 33156

All Tickets $45.00 (Reception Included)
1.877.496.8499 – www.pinecrestgardens.org

Nicole’s powerfully expressive and emotionally resonant voice has already earned her three International Top 10 Albums.
 
Join Nicole & Company for a special concert
Wine & Cheese Reception at 7 p.m.
followed by the Concert at 8 p.m.
 
This Special Event is brought to you by: The Community Foundation of Pinecrest 

46 Nights of Lights 11/22/12-1/6/13

46 Nights of Lights
Thursday, 11/22/2012, 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ElfPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link

Pinecrest Gardens lights up this holiday season! Bring friends and family to experience the Garden as never seen before when it is transformed into a twinkling winter wonderland filled with magical creatures and animated animals, illuminated by thousands of spectacular sparkling lights. On select nights from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. there will be holiday themed entertainment for the whole family such as puppeteers, storytelling, Santa, and much, much more. Macy’s Catering will be onsite with a whimsical menu of treats for sale such as frothy hot chocolate, eggnog, Churros with Mexican chocolate sauce, candy station, a selection of gourmet popcorn, and other delicious treats.

Dates: Open every evening from November 22, 2012 to January 6, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Admission: $5 General Admission, Children 2 and Under Free
Parking: Free

Burgerliscious – The Second Course

by Ari Kane (@Aricurian) & Daniella Veras (@_DaniMiami)

Burgerlicious, living up to its catchy name, was truly defuckinlicious. This scrumptious soiree was held outdoors at the Ponce Circle Park in Coral Gables.  The beautiful balmy winter night was ideal for this epicurean grilling forgy (food orgy).  The crisp, cool weather gave South Floridians a chance to don their finest skiwear while New Yorkers rocked their “You Call This Cold?” t-shirts.  This venue, unlike past burger shindigs, did not leave the attendees smelling like the Eau de Ronald McDonald.  Over 20 competing restaurants, Sam Adams Beer, Naked Grape Wine and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream were being served to the beat of cover band, Mad World. The VIP bar was stocked with delectable Seasons 52 mini desserts (heavenly pecan pies) and limitless Jack Daniels Tennessee Whisky and Tennessee Honey.

The “Best in Bun” was awarded to Shula’s 347 Grill for its caramelized onions, double gruyere cheese, garlic mayo and crushed garlic croutons burger while the “People’s Choice Award” went to The Dome for its barbecued infused cheeseburgers served with white cheddar, arugula, tomatoes, grilled onions and spicy mayo.

While those were solid offerings, the top two burgers that we devoured were hand-crafted by Pincho Factory and Seasons 52.  Pincho had a brisket patty that was soaked in brown sugar IPA beer with Havarti cheese and onions.  This culinary concoction was an utter delight and whose memory still induces a mouth-watering Pavlovian reaction.  Season’s 52 chose a healthier route to reflect its restaurant’s message and served up a turkey burger with crispy onions, spicy mayo and chili served on a decadent butter toasted make-you-challahhh roll.  Hands down, the best turkey burger we’ve ever had.

Honorable mentions include Rok Burger for its juicy Kobe burger with brie, BBQ bourbon bacon jam, on a homemade bun;  The Bar’s superb lager braised short rib, crispy onions, apple slaw and finger-lickin’ Jack Daniels sauce; and CRAVE Restaurant‘s savory pork and beef sliders.

The event was a deliciously fun, filling and reasonably priced ($50) foodie treat that will definitely have us returning for next year’s third course.

 

 

 

Gulliver Celebrates Inductees Into Athletic Hall Of Fame

(Miami, Florida) – Gulliver Preparatory celebrated the induction of the Class of 2012 into their Athletic Hall of Fame during the month of October.  Led by the Athletic Department and the Alumni Association, The Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 2010 to recognize and honor coaches, administrators and student athletes who have achieved athletic success, and who have made significant contributions to the reputation of their athletic program.  Inductees included Gina Derks Gardner – class of 1990, Coach Jorge Dieppa, Sylvia Fowles – class of 2004, Coach Mark Schusterman, and the late professional football player, Sean Taylor – class of 2001.  The 2010 Inaugural Class Inductees included Mrs. Marian Krutulis “Mrs. K,” Mr. Joseph A. Krutulis “Coach K,” Coach Jan Gomez, Coach Chuck Tobey and Gulliver Schools headmaster, James Williams.

Gulliver Preparatory plans to develop a physical “Wall of Fame” on campus to commemorate all inductees. 

For more information about Gulliver Schools and the Athletic Hall of Fame, please visit http://www.gulliverschools.org/ â– 

An American Soldier’s Tale 11/11/12

An American Soldier’s Tale
Sunday, 11/11/2012, 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm
soliders_tale_web1Pinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link

Orchestra Miami to present the Florida premiere of Kurt Vonnegut’s
“An American Soldier’s Tale”
In celebration of iconic American author Kurt Vonnegut’s 90th birthday, Orchestra Miami will present the Florida premiere of “An American Soldier’s Tale”, with music by Igor Stravinsky and new libretto by Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut’s gripping libretto replaces the traditional story by
C. F. Ramuz with the true story of private Eddie D. Slovick, who in 1945 became the only U.S. soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War.

Commissioned in 1993 by New York Philomusica, this edgy and provocative piece was not heard again until 2006, after a legal fight with the Stravinsky estate. Rarely performed since the 2006 New York revival, Orchestra Miami has obtained exclusive rights from the Vonnegut Estate to perform this important work on the occasion of what would have been Mr. Vonnegut’s 90th birthday.

Seven musicians from Orchestra Miami will perform the original Stravinsky score, conducted by Elaine Rinaldi. Directed by renowned Miamian Michael Yawney, the play will feature Ivan Lopez, Kristoff Skalet, Francesca Toledo and Matthew Glass.

The performances will be on Saturday, November 10 at 8:00 at PAX (Performing Arts Exchange), located at 337 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33130 and Sunday, November 11 at 7:00 PM at the Pinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl, located at 11100 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, FL 33156. Tickets to the PAX performance are $25 and tickets to the performance at Pinecrest Gardens are $25 and $30. Tickets can be purchased online at www.orchestramiami.org or by calling 800-838-3006. $10 student rush tickets will be available at the door for students with valid ID.
For further information about these performances and about Orchestra Miami, please call
(305) 274-2103.

KCC Productions And Pinecrest Gardens Present The South Florida Jazz Orchestra Featuring Lisanne Lyons 10/27/12

KCC Productions And Pinecrest Gardens Present The South Florida Jazz Orchestra, Featuring Lisanne Lyons
lisannelyonsSaturday, October 27 at 8 PM
Pinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl
11100 SW 57th Ave.
Tickets are $20. 
For tickets call 877-496-8499, visit online at www.pinecrest-fl.gov . For more information, contact KCC Productions at 305-332-2623 or kcc_productions@yahoo.com .

The  South Florida Jazz Orchestra is a modern Big Band comprising some of the best jazz musicians, studio musicians, and Jazz educators in the southeastern part of the United States. Their eclectic repertoire includes many original compositions by band members, as well as classic charts from such greats as Thad Jones, Charles Mingus, John Clayton, Maria Schneider, Jim McNeely, John Fedchock, and many more, all influenced by their diverse backgrounds and experiences in the South Florida music community. In June of 2006 renowned bassist and composer, Chuck Bergeron gathered a select group of top-notch Miami-based musicians and formed the first professional jazz rehearsal big band in the Greater Miami/South Florida area. On the evening of October 4th this sixteen-piece big band took the stage at the Arturo Sandoval Jazz Club, making their first professional debut as the new South Florida Jazz Orchestra. In a town known more for its salsa music than jazz, this performance marked a bold attempt to fill a long existing void in the local jazz scene. The establishment of a professional orchestra playing traditional big band music in this community is in many ways an historic musical event. 

Lisanne Lyons teaches Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. She has produced two solo CD’s and two CD’s as lead soprano in the DC-based Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet, with whom she performed at major jazz festivals across the country and abroad. She also performs with “Mad Romance”, a four-voice a capella group. Lisanne is the recipient of several DownBeat awards as a jazz vocal soloist, jazz vocal choir director, and most recently as a jazz arranger. She is in demand as a performer, arranger, adjudicator and clinician. Lisanne has headlined at the Ottawa, Detroit, and Clearwater Jazz Festivals, and La Nuit du Jazz (France). She was the first to perform live the Nelson Riddle arrangements of the George Gershwin Songbook that he wrote for Ella Fitzgerald, who only recorded them. She is currently working on a new show, a tribute to the great vocalists Rosemary Clooney, Peggy Lee, Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald, and others.

Masquerade in the Gardens Pinecrest Gardens Annual Fundraiser 11/3/12

Masquerade in the Gardens Pinecrest Gardens Annual Fundraiser
Saturday, November 3, 7:00 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL
More Info

Attire:        Black tie optional
Masks:       Required
Tickets:       $150 (all inclusive)
To purchase tickets or for more information please call 305.669.6990.

Dine and dance under stars at historic Pinecrest Gardens’ inaugural gala on Saturday, November 3rd at 7:00 p.m. The elegant evening will commence at Lakeview Terrace, where VIPs, taste-makers and local celebrities will sip signature cocktails provided by Bacardi and dine on gourmet cuisine provided by Macy’s Catering. Entertainment will include stilt walkers, jugglers, fire-eaters and an exclusive performance by renowned jazz diva, Debby Orta. The evening will proceed with dancing and music in the meadow, which will be transformed with ringside tables and dance floor. Music will be provided by the Continental Brass Band and DJ Mike Pileggi. As the night draws to a close, attendees will receive luxurious swag bags–no one will leave empty handed. Tickets for the black tie optional evening are $150 per person, all-inclusive. For reservations, call (305) 669-6990

Florida Blue and Constant Contact Balance your work Balance your life 9/20/12

Florida Blue and Constant Contact Balance your work – Balance your life.
Thursday September 20, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
blueFlorida Blue Center
8895 SW 136th St.
Miami, FL 33176

Sign up today and enjoy this free networking opportunity!

Florida Blue and Constant Contact have partnered to offer you a FREE work/life balance seminar!

Work life balance is a serious issue today as long hours at work begin infringing on quality hours from the time that we dedicate to our families and our personal pursuits.  Join Florida Blue and Constant Contact as they offer expert advice for building your business, maximizing your efforts and staying healthy while doing it! Hear from local health experts, marketing strategists and much more.

Food: Yes!

Refreshments: Yes!

Pinecrest Gardens Presents Masquerade in the Gardens Gala 11/3/12

Pinecrest Gardens Presents Masquerade in the Gardens Gala
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, 7 to 11 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, Fla. 33156
Tickets for the black tie optional evening are $150 per person. For reservations, call (305) 669-6990.

Miami’s famed Gala Season premieres on Saturday, Nov. 3 as Pinecrest Gardens hosts its inaugural benefit, Masquerade in the Gardens: A Night at the Moulin Rouge, presented by Alore Event Firm.
 
The elegant evening will commence at Lakeview Terrace, where VIPs, tastemakers and local celebrities will sip signature cocktails provided by Bacardi, dine on gourmet cuisine provided by Macy’s Catering and satisfy a sweet tooth, with Lily Pâtisserie’s gourmet cookies, Sinful Sweets pastries and Filled & Frosted cupcakes. In the Moulin Rouge spirit, entertainment will include stilt walkers, jugglers, fire-eaters provided by Fire By The Palms Production, and an exclusive performance by renowned jazz diva, Debby Orta.
 
The evening will proceed with dancing and music in the meadow, which will be transformed with ringside tables and dance floor. Music will be provided by the Continental Brass Band and DJ Mike Pileggi (who will also emcee the event). As the night draws to a close, attendees will receive luxurious swag bags, complete with gifts from My Derma Face Spa, Lucky Strike Miami, Angler’s Hotel, Smith & Wollensky, Brighton, Yankee Candle, BB&T Bank and many more.

Marlow Rosado 4/13/13

Marlow Rosado
Marlow4/13/2013, 8:00 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL  33156
www.pinecrestgardens.org
 
Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens presents two time Grammy nominated Marlow Rosado.  Marlow is a salsero at heart but has successfully written, played and produced hits in a variety of musical styles for some of the most renowned artists in Latin music.  He has played and worked with a diverse repertoire of artists including Celia Cruz, Selena, Larry Harlow and Marc Anothing, among others.  Tickets are $20 & $25, gates open at 6:30 p.m.  To purchase tickets in advance call 1-877-496-8499 or online at www.pinecrestgardens.org.

Ed Calle Big Band 3/16/13

Ed Calle Big Band
Ed-Calle3/16/2013, 8:00 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL  33156
www.pinecrestgardens.org

Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens presents Latin Grammy nominated saxaphonist, Ed Calle.  Ed is known for his extraordinary ability to play bebop, Latin and contemporary jazz, and pop.  He has appeared on Grammy award winning albums by Frank Sinatra, Vicky Carr, Arturo Sandoval, and Jon Secada, as well as numerous television and motion picture soundtracks.  Ticket prices $20 & $25, gates open at 6:30 p.m.  To puchase tickets in advance call 1-877-496-8499 or online at www.pinecrestgardens.org.

Maria Rivas 1/26/13

Maria-RivasMaria Rivas
1/26/2013, 8:00 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL  33156
www.pinecrestgardens.org
 
Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens presents Maria Rivas.  One of Venezuela’s premier contemporary vocalist, Maria interprets her music in English, Spanish, Italian, and Portugese, and performs her own blend of traditiobnal jazz standards as well as music lyrics she has composed herself.  Her unique sound is an intoxicating combination of idigenous, Caribbean, European, and African strains, with just the right splash of Brazilian and Latin Jazz.  Ticket prices $20 & $25, gates open at 6:30 p.m.  To purchase tickets call 1-877-496-8499 or online at www.pinecrestgardens.org.

The Rodriguez Brothers 12/8/12

The Rodriguez Brothers
12/8/2012, 8:00 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156
www.pinecrestgardens.org

Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens presents The Rodriguez Brothers. Having just released their third album, Mood Swings, these masters of Afro-Cuban jazz tempered with traditional jazz elements continue to garner critical acclaim from both their recordings and live performances at many prestigious venues and festivals. Ticket prices are $20 & $25, gates open at 6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets call 1-877-496-8499 or online at www.pinecrestgardens.org.

Deering Estate Free Lecture Snake in the Grass An Everglades Invasion 9/13/12

Free Lecture: “Snake in the Grass: An Everglades Invasion”
Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Deering Estate at Cutler
16701 SW 72 Avenue
Miami, FL 33157
305-235-1668 ext. 233

Free and open to the public.
Visitor Center Auditorium

In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida, the Deering Estate at Cutler presents a free lecture on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The next lecture is scheduled for Thursday, September 13th at 7:00 pm in the Visitor Center Auditorium at the Deering Estate at Cutler located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Presenter: Larry Perez

Snake-eating alligators and alligator-eating snakes might seem like a science fiction story-line, but those battles are playing out in Everglades National Park, where the invasion of non-native pythons threatens to upend a rich and diverse ecosystem that includes the largest tract of wilderness east of the Rockies. Larry Perez skillfully explores this astonishing assault — the repercussions already tallied and those lying in wait — in a book that reads almost like fiction but which, sadly, is only too factual.

Larry Perez, a lifelong resident of Miami, is a graduate of Florida International University. He has been an interpreter and park ranger for Miami-Dade County Parks, and the National Park Service while achieving numerous professional awards. Larry is both a writer and producer, authoring Words on the Wilderness: A History of Place Names in South Florida National Parks, and Journal of Florida’s Watchable Wildlife: Reptiles and Amphibians.

Spam Allstars 11/10/12

Spam Allstars
11/10/2012, 8:00 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156
www.pinecrestgardens.org

Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens presents Latin Grammy nominated Spam Allstars. Spam Allstars is one of the pioneer bands of the new Miami-fusion sound, blending vintage funk, Latin groove, true jazz improvisation, soul, hip-hop, and electronica which they call “Electronic Descarga” not a known genre but certainly one that attracts all colors of the spectrum. Ticket prices are $20 & $25, gates open at 6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets call 1-877-496-8499 or online at www.pinecrestgardens.org.

South Florida Jazz Orchestra 10/27/12

South Florida Jazz Orchestra
10/27/2012, 8:00 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156
www.pinecrestgardens.org

Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens presents South Florida Jazz Orchestra as the perform their Great American Songbook. South Florida Jazz Orchestra is a “world-class” sixteen piece Big Band that comprises some of the best jazz musicians in the South Eastern United States. Ticket prices are $20 & $25, gates open at 6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets please call 1-877-496-8499 or online at www.pinecrestgardens.org.