Miami International Children’s Film Festival 10/17/14, 10/18/14, 10/19/14

Miami International Children’s Film Festival
Friday, 10/17/2014 – 10/19/2014 04:00 pm –
MICFF_logo_finalsCoral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Opening Night $15 (Fri), $11.50 Sat & Sun, children up to 12yrs old $7

The biggest film event of the year for South Florida’s children and families is back. The second annual Miami International Children’s Film Festival, presented by the Coral Gables Art Cinema in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film Festival.

The Miami International Children’s Film Festival aims to provide its audiences with global, multicultural and outstanding films – all of them area premieres.

Miami International Children’s Film Festival Schedule

Friday, October 17, 2014

• 4 p.m. – Kids Mix [just "Kids Mix"](Ages 3+)
Florida Premiere

A specially curated program for kids as young as 3 years old and up features 12 short and wonderful animations from around the world, including:

o “Snowflake” (Russia), in which a boy receives a paper snowflake in the mail and sticks it under his pillow, only to find his world has been transformed.

o “Hello World” (France), set in a collage forest crafted out of newspaper, plants, and paper maché, in which a newborn owl wakes up and explores the complicated world around him.

o “The Lovely Letter L” (U.S.), an infectious musical short about lemons, light bulbs, laundry and lots more.

o “The New Species” (Czech Republic), in which three friends discover a mysterious bone and set out to discover the creature it belonged to.
o “Big Block Sing-Song: Hair” (Canada), an electronic pop tune about the stuff that grows out of your head.
o “Monstersymfonie” (Germany), featuring a band of four monsters, one girl, and some very silly instruments who are definitely playing past their bedtime.

• 6:30 p.m. – Opening Night Reception and Film Screening

o 6:30 p.m. – Reception with food from Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Whole Food Market, and special drinks for kids and adults

o 7:30 p.m. – Film Screening: “Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants” (France, Ages 5+) with special presentation before the film from University of Miami Research Assistant Professor and “Bug Expert” Floria Mora-Kepfer Uy, whose area of expertise is the behavior of social insects.
Florida Premiere
o Humorously bug-eyed animated insects battle it out against lush live action backgrounds in this enormously inventive comic adventure from award-winning French animators. The unique combination of real life landscapes – a micro-world shot in extreme and stunning close-up – and wonderfully animated creepy-crawlies engaging in playful antics, will leave the viewer both dazzled and amused.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

• 10 a.m. – Film Screening: “Boy and the World” (Brazil, Ages 5+)
Florida Premiere

o Brazilian artist Alê Abreu brings to screen a strikingly unique visual style that shows the world through the eyes of Cuca, a young boy who lives a life of quiet wonder, exploring all that the countryside has to offer. His cozy world is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family.

• 11 a.m. – 3p.m. – Workshop I: Stop Motion Animation for Kids at Coral Gables Museum

o For ages 6 to 12, students will learn basic principles of stop-motion animation by looking at various examples of films made with the techniques and then create their own short films. The final product will be delivered in an electronic file to every student for them to keep and shared on the Gables Cinema website and social media platforms.

o $20 material and equipment fee

• 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Festival Fair in Cinema’s Perrin Plaza
o Featuring face painting, The Miami Balloon Guy, temporary tattoos, live music from Latin Grammy Nominee Rita Rosa Ruesga and more!
o Free

• 12:30 p.m. – Film Screening: “Party Mix” (Multiple countries, Ages 9+)
Florida Premiere
In this wonderful compilation of eight short films specially curated for Miami audiences, viewers will enjoy films from around the world including:
o “Rabbit and Deer” (Hungary), in which best friends Rabbit and Deer share everything, including a love of hot chocolate with marshmallows, but their friendship is challenged by the discovery of a third dimension.

o “Carpark” (U.K.) where a simple shopping trip goes horribly wrong.

o “The Big Beast” (France), in which a legend says that a huge beast will come to eat you when you least expect it.

o “The Princess, the Prince and the Green-Eyed Dragon” (Germany) featuring a selfish Prince and Princess and a helpful dragon, and in the end, they each get what they deserve.

o “Portlandia: Rat’s” (U.S.) the story of a trio of hipster rodents who are tired of the way rats are always getting slandered by humans.

• 2:15 p.m. – “Minuscule: valley of the Lost Ants” (France, Ages 5+), encore screening
o See Opening Night for full description.

• 4:30 p.m. – Film Screening: “Selkirk, the Real Robinson Crusoe” (Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Ages 9+)
U.S. Premiere

o Selkirk, an unruly, selfish privateer, is the sailing master of the Esperanza, an English galley sailing the South Seas in search of treasures. In the absence of enemy boats, the privateers pass the time gambling and loafing off. Before long, Selkirk has squandered his current and future savings and alienated the entire crew, especially Captain Bullock, who decides to maroon him on an uninhabited island. The beautifully hand-crafted stop motion animation has a distinct feel that gives the film character. In an attempt to tell kids the “true story” of the famous castaway Robinson Crusoe, the film is a perfect blend of whimsy and action.
o Q&A with director Walter Tournier immediately following the premiere.

• 7 p.m. – Film Screening: “Starry Starry Night” (Taiwan, Ages 9+)
Florida Premiere

o Starry Starry Night is the imaginative, whimsical and emotionally resonant coming-of-age story of Mei, a day-dreamy seventh-grader whose life seems to be falling apart around her and Jay who avoids contact with his new schoolmates and becomes an instant target for their derision and taunting. Based on the graphic novel by Taiwanese writer Jimmy Liao, Starry Starry Night is a charming and honest portrayal of all the wonderful, life-changing, sometimes-painful events that can happen when you’re 13 and finding your place in the world.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

• 10 a.m. – Kids Mix: Shorts for Tots (Ages 3+), Encore screening

o See Friday for full description.

• 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Workshop II: Stop Motion Animation for teens at Coral Gables Museum

o For ages 13 to 18, students will learn basic principles of stop-motion animation with a focus on printed materials, watch short films with a variety of stop-motion techniques and then create their own content for short films. The final product will be delivered in an electronic file to every student for them to keep and shared on the Gables Cinema website and social media platforms.
o $20 material and equipment fee

• 11:30 a.m. – Film Screening: “Aunt Hilda!” (France, Ages 9+)
Florida Premiere

o Jacques-Remy Girerd, creator of “A Cat in Paris” and “Mia and the Migoo” returns to the Gables Cinema with his latest hand-drawn gem. Hilda lives high above the city, happily at home with tens of thousands of rare and luscious plants in her palace of a greenhouse. But down below, a new, genetically modified super-grain threatens to disrupt the delicate natural harmony. The film’s not-so-subtle eco-message builds to a suitably cataclysmic, technology-gone-haywire finale, as the destructive power of the Frankenplant is unleashed and Hilda must help the Earth save itself from a very colorful biological mayhem.

• 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Festival Fair in Cinema’s Perrin Plaza
o Featuring face painting, The Miami Balloon Guy, temporary tattoos, live music from Latin Grammy Nominee Rita Rosa Ruesga and treats
o Free

• 2 p.m. – Film Screening: “Nocturna” (France, Ages 5+)
Florida Premiere

o Visually stunning and wildly inventive, “Nocturna” explores the mystery of the night in a sweeping adventure full of Alice in Wonderland-like characters and moody, dream-inspired landscapes. After an unusual discovery on the rooftop of his orphanage, a young boy named Tim plunges into the secret world of Nocturna, a city inhabited by curious creatures who control the night. There are hairdressers who specialize in bed-heads, dream writers, and a vast herd of guardian cats led by the gigantic Cat Shepherd. Yet Nocturna is in danger: the stars in the sky are disappearing, kids are becoming restless at night, and a mysterious shadow creature is haunting the empty streets, extinguishing anything that gives off light. If Tim and the Cat Shepherd can’t set things right, nighttime will never be the same. In the end, Tim and the audience ultimately learn that the night doesn’t have to be so scary after all!
o Q&A with director Victor Maldonado immediately following the premiere.

• 4:30 p.m. – Film Screening: “Animation Celebration: John Hubley” (U.S., Ages 8+)
South Florida Premiere

o This program features films from legendary animators John and Faith Hubley who were ousted from the famed Disney animation team during a writer’s strike after working on films such as “Bambi,” “Dumbo” and “Pinocchio.” These new restorations on 35mm prints are a celebration of John Hubley’s 100th birthday and the inventive work the pair did after leaving Hollywood. The visually striking, playful and innovative short films address a wide range of topics – from the plight of the modern day farmer to two boys’ search for a pet bird – and feature the voices of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie, English actor Dudley Moore, and the Hubley’s children.

• 6:15 p.m. – Film Screening: “Mother, I Love You” (Latvia, Ages 9+)
Florida Premiere

o Winner of top prizes at the Berlin and Los Angeles Film Festivals, Janis Nords’ instantly engaging second feature combines coming-of-age drama with slow-burn thriller to tell the story of a boy who is unable to extricate himself from a growing web of lies. The film’s portrait of preteen rebelliousness has been compared to Truffaut’s iconic “The 400 Blows” and the Dardennes’ “The Kid with a Bike.” But no degree in cinema studies is required to enjoy this captivating and emotionally profound film. Film contains some mature subject matter.

Conrad Miami Celebrates 10th Anniversary 10/10/14

Conrad Miami Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Friday, 10/10/2014 – 05:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Conrad Miami Hotel
1395 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131,
Miami, Florida 33131
Cost: FREE

Join us in celebrating The Conrad Miami’s 10th Anniversary with a night filed with Veuve Clicquot, music, lite bites, and our Clicquot Mail Truck Team!

Enjoy complimentary passed hors d’oevres and Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label at $70 per bottleor $18 by the glass and Rosé NV at $85 per bottle or $21 by the glass.

Plese RSVP: [email protected]

Read Conmigo Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 10/11/14 – 10/12/14

Read Conmigo Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Saturday, 10/11/2014 – 10/12/2014 02:00 pm – 06:30 pm
Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Webpage Link
Cost: Free for teachers

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month during Totally Teachers Weekend, Miami-Dade, Broward & Palm Beach County teachers & school employees will receive free admission to MSQ on both days.

Saturday, local news personality’s will read aloud from Read Conmigo’s bilingual children’s books. These books will also be distributed on site for FREE.

PLUS a discount for up to 4 guests at 50% off regular admission if you visit

Greyhound’s Centennial Mobile Museum Tour 7/26/14

Greyhound’s Centennial Mobile Museum Tour
Saturday, 07/26/2014 – 09:30 am – 05:30 pm
Greyhound-Mobile-Museum-busZoo Miami
12400 SW 152 Street,
Miami, Florida 33177
More Info Link
Cost: Free

To commemorate its 100th anniversary, Greyhound is embarking on a seven-month Centennial Tour to showcase the company’s growth and transformation, allowing guests of all ages to get a glimpse of Greyhound’s extraordinary history. On Saturday, July 26, the tour is coming to Miami, and will be at Zoo Miami at 1 Zoo Blvd, 12400 SW 152 Street.

The tour is comprised of two mobile museum tours simultaneously traveling across the United States, visiting nearly 40 cities. The tours are traveling from east to west, with the final stop in Los Angeles on Dec. 20 – 21.

The south tour, arriving in Miami, Fla., July 26, includes a bus converted into a mobile museum, featuring displays of memorabilia such as signage, vintage driver uniforms and an entire wall of history where guests can see Greyhound’s transformation over the years. Guests can also view videos via interactive touchscreen displays. This tour also features restored classic coaches, including the 1914 Hupmobile, 1931 Mack, 1947 Silversides and 1954 Scenicruiser. And to showcase the company’s recent improvements, one of Greyhound’s new, modern coaches featuring amenities such as free Wi-Fi, leather seats, power outlets and extra legroom, rounds out the tour.

Guests can also play games, listen to music, and participate in a raffle drawing. Merchandise is also for sale in the retail section where they can take a part of Greyhound history home with them, including commemorative ball caps, t-shirts, posters, bus banks and plushy greyhound dogs.

thefood-e Happy Hour at Buns and Buns 7/18/14

thefood-e Happy Hour at Buns and Buns
Friday, 07/18/2014 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
bunsbunshhrev2Buns and Buns
5748 Sunset Drive,
Miami, Florida 33143
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Cost: Free

It brings us great pleasure to announce that we’ll be hosting the next happy hour with!

Join us in South Miami on Friday, July 18th from 7-9 PM for bites and beverages including:

$3 Draft and select bottles of beer (because Jack Nicholson was right when he said, “Beer, it’s the best damn drink in the world”).

$6 Cocktails
– Sangria
– O’Pama
– Bunosa Mimosa
– Blueberry Cobbler

$4 Bites
– Mini Burger
fontina cheese / bacon / wilted watercress / special sauce
– Spinach Poofs
tahini / manchego cheese
– Truffled Cheese Fries
– Corn Fritter
beer batter / sumac / lime / garlic aioli
– Mini BBQ Pulled Pork Buns
cabbage slaw / pickled onions / aioli
– Hot Nutella Buns
chocolate / vanilla / raspberry-pomegranate sauce

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Summer Fun @ Dolphin Mall 6/19/14

Summer Fun @ Dolphin Mall
Thursday, 06/19/2014 – 08/07/2014 10:00 am – 09:30 pm
Dolphin Mall
11401 N.W. 12th Street,
Miami, Florida 33172
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

Dolphin Mall is bringing back its annual array of exciting summer activities for families. From free movie screenings for kids to arts and crafts workshops, children are guaranteed to have fun at Dolphin Mall all summer long. The following activities will be available throughout the summer:
• Cobb Dolphin 19 Cinemas
Free summer kids movies every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m.

o June 17, 18, 19
 Turbo (PG)
 Walking with Dinosaurs (PG)

o June 24, 25, 26
 Epic (PG)
 Free Birds (PG)

o July 1, 2, 3
 The Croods (PG)
 Shark Tale (PG)

o July 8, 9, 10
 The Smurfs 2 (PG)
 The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (PG)

o July 15, 16, 17
 The Lego Movie (PG)
 The Nut Job (PG)

o July 22, 23, 24
 Despicable Me 2 (PG)
 Babe (PG)

o July 29, 30, 31
 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG)
 Escape from Planet Earth (PG)

o August 5, 6, 7
 Rio 2 (G)
 Mr. Peabody and Sherman (PG)

*Discount popcorn and soda combo are available for groups of 25 or more.

• Family Summer Series at CineBistro
CineBistro invites the whole family this year to see Maleficent, now playing, and other great family friendly films. Children are welcome to these shows 6 p.m. or earlier and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. *Special children’s menu available for kids 12 and under. 3D movies are $4 more.
• Cool de Sac “Cool Summer Deals Book”
Get $300 worth of Cool Summer Deals for only $99 with Cool de Sac’s “Cool Summer Deals Book.” Buy the deal and share it with friends and get an additional incentive! (Get an additional FREE admission). The Cool Deals Book contains FREE admissions, food and drinks, and extra discounts and BOGO offers. See location for details.
• Bass Pro Shops – Family Summer Camp 2014
• Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday now through July 13: Free family summer camp workshops from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
• Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday now through July 13: Free crafts with a different craft every week from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
• Every Saturday through July 14: Free homemade ice cream from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
• Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday now through July 14: Fun activities such as Daisy BB shooting range, shooting arcade and archery range from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
• Dave & Buster’s Summer Blowout
Dave & Buster’s Summer special: Eat & Play Win combo for only $16.99, individuals can pick from a choice of select entrees and receive a $10 game card. Half Price Games every Wednesday from open to close. Power Hour
Monday through Friday 4:30 to 7 p.m. with 60 minutes of video game play for only $10.
• Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Kids Eat Free Wednesdays from 5 p.m. – close during dinner only. The special offer is a limit of two children, ages 12 years or younger per adult. The offer is valid only with adult entree purchase and free child meal from the Buffalo Wild Child Menu.
• Summer’s in Swing at STRIKE Miami!
Stay cool at Strike Miami’s 34 air conditioned lanes while enjoy a refreshing cocktail at their sports bar, or some delicious bites from their restaurant. Strike has several specials in store for the summer including exclusive rates for youth and camp groups. The Monday Mayhem promotion offers $4 games and $2 shoes every Monday from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Also, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday families can go bowling for $16.19 per person, including shoe rental from 8 pm to 12 am. See store for details.

Photographs of Miami Watercolor Society Signature Members Exhibition 2014 on 6/13/14

Miami Watercolor Society Signature Members Exhibition 2014  at The Wirtz Gallery on Friday, June 13, 2014.

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