Exclusivo Fridays at Dolores Lolita Brickell 7/31/15

Exclusivo Fridays at Dolores Lolita Brickell
Friday, 07/31/2015 – 04:00 pm – 10:00 pm
IMG_08241Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita
1000 South Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: Complimentary Admission on Xavier VIP List

Exclusivo Fridays at Lolita’s

Happy Hour from 4pm – 8pm

Complimentary Admission with RSVP on Xavier List

1000 South Miami Avenue

Miami Turns Down Free Art

Miami turns down free art. A city known for art and for culture suffers the absence of a $30 million investment to improve the city’s reputation as a capital for art in the US.

Originally posted in the Miami Herald editorial section. Click here for the original article.

It’s baffling when an opportunity arises for taxpayers to benefit from the generosity of a wealthy investor and art patron – and the city of Miami acts like it doesn’t care.

That appears to be what happened to Miami resident and successful hedge-fund manager Bruce Berkowitz, founder of Fairholme Capital Management.

Mr. Berkowitz wanted to build an Arquitectonica-designed office building, but not just any building — an area-unique, anvil-shaped 10-story headquarters for his business and also his foundation on a lot on 26th Street and Biscayne Boulevard in Edgewater. The exterior of the nearly windowless building will be a new type of concrete embedded with glass fiber optics that renders it translucent. At night, the building should glow. Yes, grandiose plans, but all privately funded.

The perk for the public was that it was Mr. Berkowitz’s intention to install in two massive sculptural modern art masterpieces by art stars Richard Serra and James Turrell, which the investment manager purchased and are valued at $30 million, in the lobby. The pieces could only improve Miami’s art cred.

All Mr. Berkowitz needed from the city of Miami was zoning approval. He was willing to bend, and to amend his architectural plans to conform to the Miami 21 zoning code. No problem. But Mr. Berkowitz told the Miami Herald he got the bum’s rush from the city. After months of willingly trying and failing to get a clear-cut response from the city as to whether he could proceed, a frustrated Mr. Berkowitz has pulled the plug on the project. “All work has been suspended,” he told the Editorial Board Thursday.

Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, whose district includes Edgewater, is now taking a personal interest in rescuing the effort. “I don’t want to lose this project,” he said.

Mr. Sarnoff said the project’s cancellation would be a big loss. We agree. To miss out on being the city that displays these art pieces, especially during Art Basel, would be a mistake. Best of all, it would not cost local residents a penny.

“I think things will get back on track,” Mr. Sarnoff told the board. But Mr. Berkowitz vehemently disagrees. “There are no ongoing discussions and the only thing I’ve heard from the city is that I’ve been fined $300,000 for the way we cleared and secured the lot.”

If Miami wants to be a world-class city, it can’t commit a blunder like this. It should try to save this enhancement to the local art scene, not to mention beautification of Biscayne Boulevard.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article28475401.html#storylink=cpy

BACCF 2015 Independence Gala 9/12/15

BACCF 2015 Independence Gala
Saturday, 09/12/2015 – 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
BACCF-gala-2015Four Season Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Ave. 6th Floor,
Miami,, Florida 33131
Cost: BACCF Members: $200.00 Non-members: $250.00

This traditional black-tie evening celebrates Brazil’s Independence and is the landmark event as the largest annual social gathering of the Brazilian community in Florida. This very special celebration will be held on Saturday, September 12th. The event, a black-tie dinner-dance, takes place at the elegant Four Seasons Hotel, especially decorated for the occasion.

3rd Annual Pink Flamingo Awards 9/24/15

3rd Annual Pink Flamingo Awards
Thursday, 09/24/2015 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
JPEGMiami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $75

Presented by the LGBT Visitor Center located on Miami Beach, the Pink Flamingo Awards honor people, places and organizations that have demonstrated a level of excellence in the South Florida community throughout the year.
“The Pink Flamingo Awards event is the quintessential commemoration of ‘Community Celebrating Community,’” said Lori Lynch, Executive Director of the LGBT Visitors Center. “It’s not only an opportunity for the community to honor those who serve or entertain them year ‘round, but also to put the ‘fun’ back in fundraiser. This year’s awards celebration will be hosted by celebrity comedian ANT and include lots of surprises, making for an evening to remember.”
You may purchase tickets and vote at www.pinkflamingoawards.com

South Miami Winn-Dixie Invites Customers To Celebrate Summer Event 8/15/15

South Miami Winn-Dixie Invites Customers To Celebrate Summer Event
Saturday, 08/15/2015 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
WD-Celebrate-SummerWinn-Dixie Store #285
5850 SW 73rd St.,
South Miami, Florida 33143
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Cost: Free

With summer in full swing, the South Miami store team invites customers to Celebrate Summer. As part of the festivities, customers can learn a few grilling tips during an indoor grilling demonstration by a local chef, delicious food sampling from various store departments, live music, giveaways and more.

Watch Rousey vs. Correia at SHOTS Miami — No cover, 50% off drinks 8/1/15

Watch Rousey vs. Correia at SHOTS Miami — No cover, 50% off drinks
Saturday, 08/01/2015 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
rousey-vs.-correaSHOTS Miami
311 NW 23 ST,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

One of the UFC’s most anticipated fights of the year, ROUSEY VS. CORREIA, is being shown at Wynwood hotspot SHOTS with no cover on Saturday, August 1, airing at 10 PM. Guests can prepare for the fight by enjoying their beverage of choice at 50% off from 7 – 10 PM. Get there early and secure a spot near one of SHOTS’ many TVs to ensure you don’t miss a minute of the action.

Free Fridays Happy Hour 8/21/15

Free Fridays Happy Hour
Friday, 08/21/2015 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Shop-image-eblast2The Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Join us for a happy hour in The Wolfsonian Café every third Friday of the month! Enjoy half price beer, wine, and mixed drink specials, and live music or a local artist showcase. Free gallery admission and free guided tours begin at 6pm.