Astor’s InTown Open House 2/11/15

Astor’s InTown Open House
Wednesday, 02/11/2015 – 12:30 pm – 05:00 pm
InTown-Groundbreaking-aLLDay-Open-House-Feb-121InTown Sales Office
1940 SW 8th St,
Miami, Florida 33135
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Cost: FREE

Meet InTown’s talented brokers and enjoy a selection of hors d’oeuvres. Become an InTown resident today! Model of building will be present at site.

InTown is designed for young professionals, families, and anyone who wishes to live in a modern and artful residential tower that is walking distance from restaurants, retail stores and nightlife.

InTown will have two towers with 14 floors of one, two and three bedroom residences, as well as two story townhomes, just minutes away from Brickell Avenue and Miami International Airport. The InTown condominiums range in size from 660 to 1,176 square feet, and the town homes are 1,464 square feet. They will have such modern features as stainless-steel appliances, high-end fixtures and quartz countertops, in all kitchens and bathrooms. Each unit also will have full washer and dryer.

Edward Beiner & FACEAFACE Trunk Show 1/31/15

Edward Beiner & FACEAFACE Trunk Show
Saturday, 01/31/2015 – 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
EB_BocaJan3Edward Beiner Purveyor of Fine Eyewear
5817 Sunset Drive,
South Miami, Florida 33143
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Come join Edward Beiner Purveyor of Fine Eyewear with FACEAFACE Paris at his South Miami location for a trunk show. This event will take place on January 31, 2015 at 11:00 am till 4:00 p.m. with wine and Hors d’oeures. Please RVSP at (305)661-1205.
Edward Beiner Purveyor of Fine Eyewear
5817 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143
For more information contact Daniela at [email protected]

Bizarre Botany: Tropical Botanic Artists 1/9/15

Bizarre Botany: Tropical Botanic Artists
Friday, 01/09/2015 – 01/30/2015 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
bbb-coconut-Julio-FiguroaIsabel Fine Home Furnishings
7334 Red Road,
South Miami, Florida 33143
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Cost: Free

Bizarre Botany is an exhibition of black and white drawings by Miami-based Tropical Botanic Artists group. The original illustrations are drawn from 140 created for THE BIG, BAD BOOK OF BOTANY: The World’s Most Fascinating Flora by Michael Largo (William Morrow). The artists will be present for the January 9, 2015, kickoff event of South Miami’s monthly GalleryWalk.

Largo’s research for the highly personal collection of anecdotes about the effects of common and uncommon plants on humans led him to Tropical Botanic Artists who drew or painted plants to illustrate his words. Book combines latest biological data with bizarre facts about some of the plant kingdom’s most intriguing species.

Artists whose works are on view are Margie Bauer, Kristi Bettendorf, Beverly Borland, Silvia Bota, Marge Brown, Marie Chaney, Susan Cumins, Jeanie Duck, Julio Figueroa, Bobbi Garber, Pauline Goldsmith, Leo Hernandez, Carol Ann Lane, Elsa Nadal, Carol Onstad, and Donna Torres. Visit for details about the group. # # #

Celebrate the Holidays Trunk Show featuring Gold & Wood Paris 12/13/14

Celebrate the Holidays Trunk Show featuring Gold & Wood Paris
Saturday, 12/13/2014 – 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Beiner_Trunk-PhotoEdward Beiner – Purveyor of Fine Eyewear
5817 Sunset Drive,
South Miami, Florida 33143
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Cost: Free

Celebrate the Holidays Trunk Show featuring Gold & Wood Paris

Come join Edward Beiner – Purveyor of Fine Eyewear for his holiday truck show. It is a celebration for the holidays featuring Gold & Wood Paris, Wine and Hors d’oeuvres. The event will take place on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m… Looking forward to seeing you there.

Place: Edward Beiner – Purveyor of Fine Eyewear
5817 Sunset Drive, South Miami

Terrazza at Shore Club NYE 2015 Dinner 12/31/14

Terrazza at Shore Club NYE 2015 Dinner
Wednesday, 12/31/2014 – 07:30 pm – 12:00 am
shore-clubShore Club
1901 Collins Ave,
South Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: 285

Antipasto for Sharing
Imported Cheese, Charcuterie, Olives, Mango Mostarda, Cranberry Preservatives, Nuts, Croustinies

Salad Course
Shoreclub Salad
Chopped romaine hearts, radicchio, Kalamata olives, sundried tomato, red onion, hearts of palm, bay shrimp, chorizo, creamy lemon dressing, Garlic-Croutons
Truffle Burrata, Heirloom Grape Tomato Salad
Black truffle Burrata-Baby Arugula, Heirloom grape tomatoes, fresh cracked black pepper, olive oil

16oz Center Cut Bone In Prime Filet, ½ Butter Poached Lobster, with Lobster mash potato,
Cabernet Demi Glace or Béarnaise (Available upon request)
Jumbo Sea Scallops, topped Shaved Black Truffle, Purple Cauliflower Puree, with pomegranate reduction Glaze
½ Organic Chicken, Black Garlic Cream Sauce, Sautéed Matsutake Mushroom, Lemon Juice, Thyme
Duck Confit-Foie Gras Ravioli, White Wine Sauce, topped with crispy prosciutto, Chives

Chef’s Choice

Naked Knitting and the Art of the Provocative 12/4/14-12/7/14

Naked Knitting and the Art of the Provocative
Thursday, 12/04/2014 – 12/07/2014 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
gaythering-logoHotel Gaythering
1909 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: free

Hôtel Gaythering to Host “Queer Biennial I” – an Unabashed Exhibition of Queerness – During Art Basel Weekend

Miami Beach – November 18, 2014 – Definitely not your Grandma’s knit-one-purl-two, performance artist Ben Cuevas will knit himself a jock strap while nude as part of “Queer Biennial I,” an LGBT-focused art exhibition to be held during Art Basel Weekend at the Hôtel Gaythering. In addition to Cuevas knitting in the raw, “Queer Biennial I” will spotlight 35 artists and more than 100 pieces of art throughout the hotel property in what curator Rubén Esparza calls, “a national survey of the current moment in queer/LGBT culture from artists who do not shy away from sexuality, identity, the body or all around queerness.” “Queer Biennial I” is open to the public Thursday, December 4, to Sunday, December 7, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hôtel Gaythering is located at 1409 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

Cuevas’ point to naked knitting? To comment on the absurdity of gendered notions of work. ( Other artists exhibiting during “Queer Biennial I” include Gio Black Peter, a visual and performance artist whose works examine text and subject, truth and fakery, rebellion and authority. Black Peter’s art relies heavily on interaction with the viewer and his or her willingness to suspend rational thoughts and play into the believability of lies and falsehoods. (

Inspired equally by his landscape painting father and his singer/songwriter mother, Scooter LaForge ( honed his painting voice in the San Francisco and New York art scenes. Difficult to categorize or label, LaForge’s paintings are at once pop art with undertones of debauchery, and are definitely NSFW. Rick Castro’s films and photographs explore the world of fetish and the fringes of sexual culture. He describes his nudes as an antidote to his career in fashion as a wardrobe stylist and his films as an exploration of what may considered bizarre now, but will become the standard of the future. (

Neon sculpture artist Lili Lakich ( views her artwork as drawings … lines that glow. Her illuminating works range from playful to sobering and run the gamut from female nudes to monumental sculptures. The shimmering, pulsing, luminous vibrancy of neon gives her sculptures a 21st century edge, despite the medium’s primal appeal. Multimedia artist, filmmaker and writer Slava Mogutin was exiled from his native Russia for his outspoken writings and LGBT activism. Fleeing to the U.S. in 1995, he became the first Russian to be granted political asylum in the U.S. on the grounds of homophobic persecution. Today, his visual art is inspired by that dissident background and encompasses themes of displacement and identity; transgression and disfiguration of masculinity and gender crossover; urban youth subcultures and adolescent sexuality; the clash of social norms and individual desires; and the tension between attachment and disaffection, hate and love.

Curator Esparza, who will be exhibiting some of his ad-themed visual pun artwork, came up with the idea of “Queer Biennial I” as a way to showcase emerging, mid-career and established Out / Queer / LGBT artists from the visual, performance and video art disciplines. In addition to being out and proud, these artists all have one thing in common: they are not afraid to venture into the realms of body, identity and eroticism.

“Every one of these artists is brave,” Esparza said. “They are uncompromising in their willingness to step outside the boundaries of polite society to create art that they are passionate about.”

“As Miami Beach’s only gay hotel, we wanted to bring an exhibition to the property during Art Basel that holds a mirror up to the LGBT community,” said Alex Guerra, co-owner and creative director for the Hôtel Gaythering, who will also be exhibiting during Queer Biennial. “After the exhibition’s debut showing in L.A. this summer, we knew ‘Queer Biennial I’ was a perfect fit and something we wanted the local and visiting LGBT community to experience.”

While queer-themed art is not for everyone, the prices of the art for sale to aficionados will be, Guerra says, as the artwork tops out at $2,000.

Other artists participating in “Queer Biennial I” include: Boston, Connie Fleming, JON VAZ GAR, Angela Gleason, Glen Hanson, Chasen Igleheart, Josef Jasso, Brian Kenny, Bruce LaBruce, Alex La Cruz, Jeremy Lucido, Ian MacKinnon, Dave Naz, Mel Odom, Miguel Angel Reyes, Robert W. Richards, Stuart Sandford, Tawnie Silva, Jacques Smith, AB Soto, SUPERM, Alonso Tapia, Joey Terrill, Maurice Vellekoop, Amy Von Harrington, Daniella Woolf, Rich Yap and Austin Young.

In addition to its run in conjunction with Art Basel, “Queer Biennial I” will be open at Hôtel Gaythering through January 14, 2015. For information, visit and click on the “events calendar” tab.

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About Hotel Gaythering

HÔTEL GAYTHERING is Miami Beach’s only hotel specifically targeted to the LBGT community and its allies. Dubbed “South Beach’s Gay Hotel,’’ it’s situated on the west end of the renowned Lincoln Road Mall just a few steps away from South Beach’s cafés, shops, nightlife and breathtaking beautiful white sandy beach.

Mouse King Returns for a Three-Day Run at Mandelstam Theater in South Miami 12/12/14

Mouse King Returns for a Three-Day Run at Mandelstam Theater in South Miami
Friday, 12/12/2014 – 12/14/2014 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Mouse-King-poster-2014Mandelstam Theater
8530 SW 57th Ave,
South Miami, Florida 33134
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Cost: $20

The 2013 smash debut of Mouse King featured two sold-out shows. Lovers of what is sure to become a new holiday classic, conceived by Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and featuring music by South Florida composer Jim Camacho, will now have three chances to take it in. Premiere night at Mandelstam Theater (8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143) is Friday, December 12, at 7 p.m., followed by a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14. Tickets for Mouse King cost $20 and can be purchased online at or by phone by calling 800.838.3006.

Mouse King, a delightfully entertaining family-friendly production, revisits the story of the seasonal favorite The Nutcracker from the mice point of view. The tale chronicles the story of prince Mouserick, the future ruler of the Kingdom of Sweets, and his struggles with Krakatuck, the human who wants to get rid of all vermin and become the king himself. The court magician Astrolog guides the young mouse king along the way and through some highly entertaining encounters and musical adventures.

“We’re excited about bringing Mouse King back this year,” offers MacNeal. “The reaction from the crowd during the performances last year plus the feedback we received after indicated to us that we have something truly special.” Says Camacho: “I’m honored to once again be working with Noel in bringing a new holiday tradition back to life. We’re looking forward to this year’s run.”

The cast also includes Jim Henson Company alum James Wojtal, Jr., puppeteer and stage veteran Arlee Chadwick, along with child actors, professional actors and puppets. The 2013 original cast recording featuring 13 original songs by Camacho is available online at For more information, visit