Free Fitness FUNdamentals 9/12/15

FREE Fitness FUNdamentals
Saturday, 09/12/2015 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FITNESS-091215Water Oaks Center (Tennis Courts)
9250 Hammocks Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33196
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Cost: 0.00

FREE Fitness FUNdamentals (for Kids 10 and Under)

Agility / Balance / Coordination + Cardio Fitness

The purpose of this class is to develop a love of “physical activity”. We want children to love to play and better themselves both technically and physically.

With a major focus on agility, balance and coordination the children will be working on the following:group, partner and individual drills to challenge them in these three areas. Toward the end of the practice the children will start moderate jogging to raise the heart rates followed by cardio fitness drills.

Make sure your child gets plenty of food water 2-3 hours before this class.

The Miami Franchise Expo 6/4/16 – 6/5/16

The Miami Franchise Expo
Saturday, 06/04/2016 – 06/05/2016 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Miami Airport Convention Center, West Hall
777 NW 72nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33126
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Cost: $8

Work can be wonderful! Choose your future.
Get off the hamster wheel and out of the rat race. Own your own business. And replace running in circles with moving forward fast.

Be the boss, call the shots, and love your work!

Face-to-face discussions with North America’s hottest franchises, plus proven part-time business opportunities. Must attend seminars for aspiring business owners and countless opportunities to make a big, bold change

Cancer Support Community Greater Miami Tee Off Fore Wellness Golf and Tennis Tournament 10/18/15 – 10/19/15

Cancer Support Community Greater Miami Tee Off Fore Wellness Golf and Tennis Tournament
Monday, 10/19/2015 – 08:30 am – 07:00 pm
cscgm-logo_newDeering Bay Yacht & Country Club
13610 Deering Bay Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33158
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Cost: Contact Susie Winslow-Garcia for Sponsorship Opportunities

Please join us for the Annual Tee Off Fore Wellness Golf & Tennis Tournament. Spend two fun-filled days with South Florida business and community leaders as they come together to play golf and tennis to benefit the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami.

Golf Tournament Lead Sponsor, Sharp General Contractors, Inc.; Women’s Tennis Tournament Lead Sponsor, Bancredito; Men’s Tennis Lead Sponsor, Papa John’s and 19th Hole Cocktail Party Sponsor, Steiner Leisure.

All tournament players will receive luxury goodies and / or special gifts, promotional giveaways and take part in sampling from premiere food and beverage sponsors who have generously donated their services. If you cannot attend event but still support organization, you can participate in the Luxury Special Drawing – luxury packages range from $2,000 – $6,200 and these prizes have been 100% donated by Capretto, Carnival, H&H Jewels and Atlantis Paradise Island just to name a few. Drawing tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100.

10/18/2015 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Men’s Tennis at the Dave & Mary Alper JCC
10/19/2015 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM – Women’s Tennis, Golf, Cocktail Party and Awards Dinner at Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club

DWNTWN Arts Fair 9/12/15 – 9/13/15

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Life Is Art in partnership with Buskerfest, YO Miami, Kondoit, Indiegals, Celebrate Diversity Miami, Eat Your Poem, and Elwoods GastroPub Present
DWNTWN Arts Fair
Part of DWNTWN Art Days

DwntwnArtsFairFlyer4September 12 – 13, 2015
Saturday 12:00pm – 10:00pm,
Sunday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
NE 3rd Avenue between NE 1st and 2nd StreetDowntown Miami, FL
The show is free and open to the public.
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A family-friendly street fest filled with art, music, crafts, and performance, the Dwntwn Arts Fair is truly a cultural showcase that everyone will enjoy. Brought to you by a team of grassroots organizations with strong ties throughout our local community, our goal is to foster the growth of all the different artistic elements that make up our city’s culture.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
* An art exhibition of local artists curated by Life Is Art.
* Live music and performances organized by Buskerfest.
* Local urban artists and live painting showcase by YOMiami & Kondoit.
* Photo-voice activities by Celebrate Diversity Miami.
* Social-issues brainstorming meal with FoodSpark: Miami.
* Pop-up Artisanal Tienda of arts & handcrafted works by Indiegals.
* Pop-Up Poetry Station with Eat Your Poem.
* A skyscape installation by Elwoods Gastro Pub.
* Massages by Freshly Squeezed
* Food and drink specials by local participating restaurants.

MUSIC PERFORMANCES
At the Buskerfest stages:
Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band
GPS Quintet
Funky Serve Bots
Pocket of Lollipops
Celestial and Liam Brien
Gypsy Cat Band
Bows and Ties

ARTISTS
At the Life Is Art booths:
Geno Jaramillo
Virginia Hanley
Chris Costa
Glenda Ramos
Amanda Madrigal
Jovan Karlo Villalba
Kristen D Borrego
Midalia Rosales
Nancy Campos
Star Trauth
Gary Fonseca
Christovedo Art
Jackie Colome
GusColors
Mohammed
Arboleya-Moreno Art
Ana Rossi
At the YOMiami booths:
Rei Ramirez (live painting)
Teepop (live painting)
Jessica Schnur (display)
Claudia Labianca (live painting).

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
Miami Herald
Downtown Development Authority
DWNTWN Art Days
Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
Miami Made Concert Series at Trinity Cathedral
Waste Management
Miami Parking Authority
Tropicult
Urban Tour Host
Shake 108
Downtown Miami Partnership

BIG HUG TO OUR DONORS
Patricia Lamar
Naomi Ross
Guy Hoyle
Joshua Kingston
Rochelle Berman
Michael Valdes-Fauli
Angela Terrell
Anthony Jordon
Jonathan Rose
Alessandro Abate
Alice Billman
Brittany Janes
Ted Van Cleve
Greg Romanelli
Jon Ridley

PARTNER INFORMATION

Life Is Art
Life Is Art is presenting a number of excellent local artists showcasing a wide variety of visual art styles.

Yo Miami & Kondoit
A hub for local artists, Yo Miami has grown since 2011 into an ecosystem where creatives can get access to resources & contacts to help them reach the next level of success in their careers. By working with businesses, nonprofi t & community organizations we are able to foster a network which enables us to create opportunities throughout the year for artists to demonstrate their talents in ways that add value to our neighborhoods. With several monthly events at various venues around Wynwood, we continually o ffer a platform where emerging artists can reach a wider audience. At the same time, we show business owners the benefits associated with incorporating arts programming into their operations, & help foster the growth of our local communities through this synergy. For Dwntwn Arts Fair we will be hand picking a lineup from Miami’s top artists. These artists will be live painting and displaying their work throughout the weekend. We encourage you to stop by our booth to meet these up and coming talented creatives to discover what inspires and motivates them, and watch them work live and in person.

Buskerfest
We strive for a connected, thriving urban core where the streets of Miami are active and enlivened with local performers, enjoyed by people of all ages and walks of life. We envision a joyous place that is reflective of the tropical urban landscape and attractive to locals and visitors alike.

Celebrate Diversity Miami
Celebrate Diversity Miami’s 2015 Photo‐voice Exhibit focuses on celebrating the diversity of our greater Miami community with a unique array of large-scale photographs. It features 60 beautiful, vibrant images submitted by residents, schools, and organizations from across Miami-Dade County. Join us in celebrating our incredible culturally and ethnically diverse neighborhoods. Give a #DiversityMiami shout-out with a picture or postcard, and share what makes the place you call home awesome!

FoodSpark
By way of delicious food and great conversation, FoodSpark Miami will provide a fun, interactive gathering space for diverse groups of greater Miami residents to connect with one another, discuss key social issues with fellow citizens, and figure out how we can collaborate to improve the quality of life in our local neighborhoods. FoodSpark Miami is made possible in part by the 8-80 Cities Emerging City Champions 2015 Fellowship, which is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Indiegals
Every indie needs a hand, and we¹ve partnered with artists from all over to bring a uniquely curated expo of artisanal goods, earthy designs, and conscious driven showcases. We¹ve connected with the indigenous tribe from Valle de Sibundoy in the Alto Putumayo region of Colombia, to bring the tribe’s delicately handcrafted jewelry, organic essential oils, and raw incense, led by the tribe¹s artist Yolimar Loreto & the tribe-women. Also from Colombia, we present for the first time in the U.S Hagakure Home a small company based in Medellin whose home décor is derived from organic materials, raw fabrics, and designed with earthy elements. We¹re bringing goods for the home and lifestyle. Then a young, hip, and hippie indie group of artists called Gypsy Halos will be dancing around our tent expressing their love and spirit through flower crowns, leafy jewelry designs, and airy fashions. This movement is not just focused on the younger generation. We¹ve connected with our baby boomer warrior woman who¹s love for mother Earth has helped her develop an artistic eye for floral designs; Esperanza (Hope) will bring to our expo her creative orchid, succulents, air flower gardens. Last but not least, our tent will feature an art showcase called Monsterz, an Anti-bullying picturesque story created by Miami’s local Tuli. We will feature other random goodies, our farmer friends may stop by with organic goods, or maybe we¹ll have a pop-up artist color us alive! This is what Indie Gals does, we dig deep into the roots and help elevate indie creatives so that we can all break through the noise. Everyone deserves to feel the sunshine of success on their face.

Eat Your Poem Pop-Up Poetry Station
Your belly growls for a poem “to-go!” Words to feed the heart and soul! Eat Your Poem believes in the nourishing, potent power of words and this inspires us to the act of spontaneous, intuitive writing and sharing. Perched behind our vintage typewriters we create improvisational poems for you! Stop by our Pop-Up Poetry Station and take home a poem, created just for you. Yum! Poems are offered by donation and all proceeds go to Eat Your Poem’s “Poetry with a Purpose” Program. This community outreach branch of EYP brings poetic programming to women’s shelters, recovery centers and organizations that reach “at-risk” youth. Poetry with a Purpose is completing 14 sessions at Women in Distress in Broward County and we are slated to bring the program into Camillus House Shelter starting in mid-August.

Elwoods
The local public house with gastronomical food served with great beer and wine.

OIC of South Florida Presents Flipping the Script- A Teen Pregnancy Prevention Summit 9/25/15, 9/26/15

OIC of South Florida Presents Flipping the Script- A Teen Pregnancy Prevention Summit
Friday, 09/25/2015 – 09/26/2015 07:30 am – 05:00 pm
GraphicsGreater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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Cost: Free

“Flipping The Script” is a two-day, free teen pregnancy prevention summit featuring activities that will encourage teens to – Use Your Mind, Not Your Body. Hosted by 99 Jamz’ Felicia Monet, the event also includes special guest speakers, spoken word artists and original youth art. Many more youth focused surprises will be announced closer to the event date. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Be part of the “Flipping the Script” experience and be empowered by the various breakout sessions and conversation stirring themed topics led by youth, young adults and OIC-SFL youth leaders.

Concentrated themes include:
• Raising Aspirations: Education, Career and Future Focus
• Enhance Educator Awareness and Capacity to Support the Family Life and Human Sexuality Policy and Curriculum Implementation
• Heighten Awareness of Prevention & Intervention Strategies
• Developing Positive Self-Image
• Media and the Adolescent Mind
• Looking at Diversity, Disparities and Equity
• Strategies for Healthy Relationships
• Family Strengthening

Pre-Registration Required!

Parking Garage Rates Apply! (7 Hours – 9 Hours: $10; 9 Hours – 11 Hours: $12)

Check-In starts at 7:30 a.m. — 8:30 a.m. (Continental breakfast is served)

Day 1: Friday, September 25, 2015 – Attendees: Broward County School Educators/Administrators, Community Leaders and Partners in Prevention

Day 2: Saturday, September 26, 2015 – Attendees: South Florida Youth/Students, Broward County School Educators/Administrators, Community Leaders and Partners in Prevention

National Dog Day Yappy Hour 8/26/15

National Dog Day Yappy Hour
Wednesday, 08/26/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Aug-26-Yappy-HourBougainvillea’s Old Florida Tavern
7221 SW 58th Ave,
South Miami, Florida 33143
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Come celebrate National Dog Day with us by bringing your pet to Bougainvillea’s Old Florida Tavern for a Yappy Hour! Enjoy Tito’s Handmade Vodka mixed drinks for $4, Bougie’s cocktails, wine, and beer, raffles, and music to benefit our Humane Society of Greater Miami.

Walk for the Animals 2/27/16

Walk for the Animals
Saturday, 02/27/2016 – 08:30 am –
Header2016Bayfront Park
301 North Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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“Walk for the Animals” is the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s largest community fundraiser that brings thousands of animal lovers together to walk the walk and show their support for all of our four-legged friends. On Saturday, February 27, 2016, people and packs of all sizes will gather together at Bayfront Park, Miami, for a morning filled with tons of fun under the sun. Raffles, games, contests, yummy treats and pet adoptions are just a few things you can expect during this morning of merriment, where you will surely be walking on air. Visit www.walkfortheanimalsmiami.com to register today!

Ring Raffle 8/29/15

Ring Raffle
Saturday, 08/29/2015 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
unnamedRubi Lounge
141 SW 7th St,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Rubi Lounge is ready to make your life as fabulous as it can possibly get in Miami. On Saturday, August 29, from 7pm till midnight Rubi invites you to its special night “Ring Raffle” where guests have a chance to win a diamond and ruby ring!

Rubi Lounge is a new trendy gem located in the heart of Brickell. It’s red jewel logo, along with the striking décor that peeks out of floor-to-ceiling windows, gives you a glamorous feeling from the moment you walk in. Cocktails, food and Latin tunes make you feel one-of-a-kind sexy vibes that Rubi Lounge is all about.

“Ring Raffle” will let you experience the best of Rubi Lounge. With your $20 raffle ticket purchase you will receive a complimentary cocktail that you can enjoy at the bar or the beautiful outside patio. Enjoy tunes and great company while you cross your fingers that your ticket is drawn for the big ring prize! Grab your girls and get ready for a fun night. Rubi Lounge is waiting for you Saturday, August 29!

Grand Opening of Improv South Miami 8/22/15

Grand Opening of Improv South Miami
Saturday, 08/22/2015 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
IMG_5591Improv South Miami
5770 Commerce Lane,
South Miami, Florida 33143
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Cost: Free

New Community Theater Opens in South Miami

Improv South Miami (ISM), a new theater located in South Miami that welcomes directors, actors, improvisers and local artists, will be hosting its grand opening on Saturday, August 22, 2015, from 8-10 p.m.

“We are so excited to be opening Improv South Miami, a non-profit organization focused on the local improv, arts and theater community. We want this theater space to be accessible for both established and up-and-coming theater and arts groups in South Florida,” said ISM founder Katrina Morris.

At ISM’s grand opening, house team Cage Free Humans, of which Morris is a member, will be headlining the entirely improvised comedy performance. Local improv teams Comedy School Dropouts and Miamah Comedy’s Battlecat will be opening for the show.

ISM was formed by Morris to provide low-cost rehearsal space and a free performance venue, with a percentage of funds raised going back to the performing artists. “The South Florida improv community is growing rapidly, with workshops and shows happening year-round. As the community grows, affordable rehearsal and performance space for independent teams are difficult to find,” she said.

Brunch for the Animals 11/22/15

Brunch for the Animals
Sunday, 11/22/2015 – 11:30 am –
2015-Brunch-HeaderFontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
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Kicking off the holiday season is the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s 19th annual Brunch for the Animals. Scheduled for November 22, 2015 at the chic Fontainebleau Miami Beach, this fabulous feast is the gift that keeps on giving, helping to raise funds for the care, medical treatment and shelter of more than 400 animals each and every day. At the brunch, two-legged guests will enjoy a most exquisite holiday meal with cocktails, while their four-legged companions enjoy their own special buffet as well. The event offers guests the chance to get a head start on their holiday shopping at an exciting silent auction, while also enjoying the variety of retailers available at the Fontainebleau. We are honored to have Alan G. Randolph, Steven Rodriguez, Amy Zakarin and Isaac Rosenberg as Chairs of the event, as well as Belkys Nerey, a wonderful and dear friend of the animals and of our Humane Society, who will emcee.

Pawpurrazzi 1/22/16

Pawpurrazzi
Friday, 01/22/2016 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Pawpurrazzi is the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s most extravagant event of the year, driven by the love, devotion and direction of the wonderful Pawpurrazzi Chairmen, Pat and Milton Wallace and Bunny Bastian. On January 22, 2016, more than 500 of Miami’s most influential and esteemed pet loving philanthropists will come together to Jungle Island from 7:00PM to 11:00PM for an absolutely exuberant evening. Divine delicacies, great music, an exciting silent auction and a runway for our two-legged and four-legged friends make Pawparrazzi a one-of-a-kind event. This year’s theme will add an ornate touch of sparkle and vibrancy to this sophisticated and modish affair. Visit www.pawpurrazzi.com and enjoy previews from past years Pawpurrazzi successes!

2nd Annual Read to a Child Fundraiser 9/9/15

2nd Annual Read to a Child Fundraiser
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
So-Fla-Read-to-a-Child-Fundraiser-Flyer-2015Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $50

Join us for a special evening! Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while helping to increase the number of
underserved children in Read to a Child’s programs across South Florida.

Meet Guest Speaker Christina Diaz Gonzalez – the award-winning author of The Red Umbrella, A Thunderous Whisper and the forthcoming Moving Target. Her books have received numerous honors and recognitions, including the Florida Book Award and the Nebraska Book Award. They have also been named the American Library Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, and the International Reading Association’s Teachers’ Choice.

Innovation Nation: Secrets from the Israeli Start Up Scene 8/20/15

Innovation Nation: Secrets from the Israeli Start Up Scene
Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Idea Center
315 N.E. Second Ave Building 8
5th Floor
Miami, FL 33132
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The Idea Center at Miami Dade College and Tel Aviv University will join forces in linking together two successful startup ecosystems. Learn from one of the top tech and startup ecosystems in the world — Israel. Oren Simanian, founder of StarTAU, the Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Center, will discuss best practices in innovation in Israel as well as provide practical, hands-on skills and knowledge used by successful Israeli startups.

Oren Simanian
Founder
StarTAU, Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Center
Oren is the Founder @ StarTAU, Tel Aviv University entrepreneurship center, as a key person in the start-up ecosystem he assists entrepreneurs to take it to the next level. Oren has designed tailor-made programs to support many sectrs to become entrepreneurial. He has one of the strongest track records in the Israeli seed ventures industry.

Moët Ice Impérial presents Seaspice’s Sunday Brunch 8/23/15

Moët Ice Impérial presents Seaspice’s Sunday Brunch
Sunday, 08/23/2015 – 11:30 am –
seaspiceSeaspice
422 NW North River Drive,
Miami, Florida 33128
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Seaspice and Moët & Chandon are teaming up to cool down Miami’s hottest Sunday brunch party with Moët Ice Impérial, the first Champagne specifically designed to be served over ice. The sexy waterfront destination will feature $115 bottles of Moët Ice Impérial, as well as by-the-glass specials, at its acclaimed Sunday soiree. Guests can now stay cool while sipping champagne and indulging in dishes such as the Seaspice Lobster Benedict, Alaskan King Crab Florentine, and Baked Shrimp and Eggs Casserole. There’s no better time to eat, drink, play and cheers to Seaspice’s Sunday brunch.

Where:
Seaspice Restaurant
422 NW North River Drive
Miami, FL 33128
305-440-4200

When:
Sunday, August 23, 2015
11:30 am

De Fabulous Fashion Networking Event at Penthouse 50 8/21/15

De Fabulous Fashion Networking Event at Penthouse 50
Friday, 08/21/2015 – 10:30 pm – 04:00 am
IMG_1433Fifty Ultra Lounge
485 Brickell Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: Complimentary Admission from 10pm-12am on David Garay’s List

On DAVID GARAY’s VIP list: Complimentary Admission from 10pm to 12am with a valid ticket (While Complimentary Tickets Last)

Sounds by:

Resident DJ: Nikolas

INFO & RSVP

Call/Txt 786-985-3520!

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FIFTY – BRICKELL

485 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL

(50th Floor VICEROY HOTEL)

Venue Description:

Fifty stories up, FIFTY reigns as Icon Brickell’s most exclusive lookout point: a spectacular, Asian-inflected private pool and lounge atop the hotel tower. Open Thursday through Saturday evenings, FIFTY is the ultimate downtown gathering spot for locals and guests alike to enjoy cocktails before or after dinner at Viceroy Miami’s spectacular restaurant, Eos, or as a prelude to a night on the town. Late night, the rooftop lounge plays host to an international who’s who, featuring a rotating roster of some of Miami’s top DJs and an ambiance that’s chic, sexy and quintessentially Miami.
FIFTY’s stunning interiors are layered with grained marbles and woods, Japanese woodblock-inspired prints and plants, with salt air and fresh floral blossoms scenting the sky-high atmosphere. From nearly every angle, the boundless view of Biscayne Bay below underlines FIFTY’s unparalleled perspective atop Viceroy Miami.

Reminder – Bacchanal Wednesday’s at Bagatelle Miami Beach 8/26/15

Reminder – Bacchanal Wednesday’s at Bagatelle Miami Beach
Wednesday, 08/26/2015 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
image001Bagatelle Miami Beach
220 21st Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Catch Bacchanal Wednesdays at Bagatelle Miami Beach before the season ends!

The mid-week Summer celebration features

50% off the entire wine and champagne list with no corkage fee.

Outside wines welcome at no cost!

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Reservations: (305) 704-3900

220 21st Street, Miami Beach
www.bagatellemiami.com

Tsunami 9/12/15 – 10/3/15

Tsunami
Saturday, 09/12/2015 – 10/03/2015 08:30 pm – 10:00 pm
tsunamiSouth Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST,
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
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Cost: $25 in advance, $30 day of show

Written by Nilo Cruz & Michiko Kitayama Skinner. Directed by Nilo Cruz.

Tsunami is a poignant docudrama that introduces the resilient people behind the front-page horrors of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster. These transformative stories, presented by a variety of actors from different cultures, portray unforgettable tales of survival, magic, and a heightened reverence for life.

A Night in Old Shanghai Gala to benefit Coral Gables Community Foundation 10/16/15

“A Night in Old Shanghai” Gala to benefit Coral Gables Community Foundation
Friday, 10/16/2015 – 07:00 pm –
imageCoral Gables Country Club
997 N. Greenway Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: single tickets $500 table for ten $5,000

The Coral Gables Community Foundation will be hosting its annual black-tie gala on October 16 with lion dances, streaming dragons and exotic cuisine for an enchanting Night in Old Shanghai. Guests will be taken on a captivating culinary and entertainment journey with dishes such as Peking duck and live Chinese dancing.

#ThankYouMiami For Fashion – How To Pack For The Beach

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We’re die-hard Miami beach bunnies. Not only do we live on the beach, but we also spend 99% of our vacations at other beach destinations. At this point in our lives, you can say we’re expert level beach goers. As such, we feel the responsibility to impart upon you the years of beach going knowledge we’ve acquired – the most important of which (after sunscreen, sunscreen, and more sunscreen) is how to pack for the beach. [Read more…]

The 28th Annual ShowBoats International Boys & Girls Clubs Rendezvous 11/12/15

The 28th Annual ShowBoats International Boys & Girls Clubs Rendezvous
Thursday, 11/12/2015 – 11/14/2015 12:00 pm – 07:30 pm
BGCBC-2015-Rendezvous_Headlining-Entertainment_Pointer-SistersFisher Island Club
One Fisher Island Drive,
Fisher Island, Florida 33109
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On November 12-14, 2015 guests will spend three days on Fisher Island, Florida. This annual charity event is one of the largest social superyacht gatherings in the world, raising more than $30 million to date to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and the 12,750 at-risk youth it serves. The 28th Annual ShowBoats International Boys & Girls Clubs Rendezvous will feature traditional weekend favorites such as the famed “Dine Around the Docks” Yacht Hop, where Rendezvous attendees will board the magnificent yachts and be treated to the ‘good life’ as yacht owners and captains do their best to out-do one another and truly impress their guests. The event will feature a “Miami Vice” Costume Ball on Friday evening with entertainment by Rubix Kube. The weekend will also include a “Moon Over Miami” themed gala where guests will enjoy entertainment by The Pointer Sisters! Previous performers include Kool & the Gang, Huey Lewis and the News, The Doobie Brothers, Donna Summer, Michael Bolton, KC & The Sunshine Band, Earth Wind & Fire and more.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with “Lecuona, His Music, His Legacy” 10/3/15

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with “Lecuona, His Music, His Legacy”
Saturday, 10/03/2015 – 07:00 pm –
Thomas-Tirino-Black-and-White-photo-600-dpi-2Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center PL,
Miramar, Florida 33025
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Cost: $55.00 to $90.00

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with “LECUONA, HIS MUSIC, HIS LEGACY”

Concert will kick off Hispanic Heritage Month and LatinSymphony Concert Series
at Miramar Cultural Center

The Miramar Cultural Center will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a tribute to Latin and Classical music presented by MAR Communications & Services, Inc. Famed pianist, Thomas Tirino will interpret the music of Ernesto Lecuona in “Lecuona, His Music, His Legacy.” The event, part of the LatinSymphony concert series, will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015, 7 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center.

“We created the LatinSymphony series to offer a new appreciation of the richest and most influential Latin music,” says Maria Arreaza, President of MAR Communications & Services Inc. “By showcasing the fusion of Latin and Classical music, the next generation will be able to gain a greater understanding of our culture and heritage, and their contribution to the world of music.”

Thomas Tirino is recognized worldwide for his skillful interpretation of the music of Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona. Tirino is the driving force behind the revival of many of Lecuona’s masterfully crafted compositions such as “Damisela Encantadora,” “María La O,” “Malagueña,” “Rapsodia Negra,” “Estás En Mi Corazón” and many more. A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, Tirino has performed concerts and given master-classes and lectures on Lecuona’s music all over the world, and has recorded several albums with the music of Lecuona.

Born in Guanabacoa, Cuba, Lecuona composed over six hundred pieces, mostly in the Cuban vein. His talent for composition influenced the Latin American world by raising Cuban music to classical status. At “Lecuona, His Music, His Legacy,” audiences will be transported on a memorable musical journey filled with nostalgia for Cuba’s glory days.

There is no one more appropriate to serve as master of ceremony than Nestor Rodriguez. Born in a Cuba to a musical family, Rodriguez was president of Classical South Florida. He has spent his career dedicated to furthering the arts by devoting his time and resources to non-profit organizations such as the Miami City Ballet, Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chopin Foundation. As master of ceremony he will provide the audience with a special treat before the show conducting a special interactive Q&A with Tirino.

Tickets to “Lecuona, His Music, His Legacy” are currently on sale and range from $55 – $90. Visit miramarculturalcenter.org to purchase tickets in advance or click here. Miramar Cultural Center box office contact number: 954-602-4500.

MAR Communications & Services Inc. is the creator of LatinSymphony, an annual event that celebrates the fusion of Latin and Classical music. For information surrounding MAR Communications & Services Inc. and upcoming musical events, please visit: http://www.marcommunicationsandservicesinc.com.

Whole Kids Foundation Brunch at Whole Foods Market Aventura 8/30/15

Whole Kids Foundation Brunch at Whole Foods Market Aventura
Sunday, 08/30/2015 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
WKFWhole Foods Market Aventura
21105 Biscayne Blvd,
Aventura, Florida 33180
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Cost: $10 to Whole Kids Foundation

To kick off Whole Kids Foundation, Whole Foods Market Aventura is hosting a gourmet brunch with complimentary mimosa samples. Enjoy a made-to-order delicious brunch entrée with a side of fruit with all proceeds going toward Whole Kids Foundation, a Whole Foods Market organization that raises funds to build community gardens and salad bars in local schools. *All proceeds will directly benefit the Whole Kids Foundation.

Miami Vapefest 2015 9/18/15

Miami Vapefest 2015
Saturday, 09/18/2015 – 09/19/2015 02:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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400 SE 2nd Ave,
miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: 20

The National Vapers Club is pleased to present Miami Vapefest 2015, a convention for the e-cigarette and vaping community, taking place September 18-19, 2015 from 2pm -10pm at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida. Current cigarette smokers and vapers are welcome. General admission is $20 online, $25 at the door. Adults over 18 only. To purchase tickets, reserve a room, inquire about exhibiting or other information, visit www.vapefest.com or email [email protected]

Happy Hour at Hannya 8/17/15

Happy Hour at Hannya
Monday, 08/17/2015 – 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm
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1063 Brickell Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
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The best place to go for an after-work bite and drink is without a doubt Hannya in Brickell. Hannya has officially launched their Happy Hour Specials menu with all items priced at only $3.

With not one, not two, but eleven food options and two drink options, Hannya has created a menu that appeals to everyone for a fantastic price you can’t beat. Come in and enjoy items such as the ever-so-popular California Roll, to more exotic items like the Fried Jalepeño Squid, while you wash it down with a cold beer or hot sake. For our health-conscious foodies, Hannya has delicious options such as the Edamame and Tuna Tartar – each being, of course, $3!

Hannya has hit the spot by providing Miami with great food for a great price. So make sure to come by, enjoy our food and drinks, and leave with a full stomach and happy wallet!

“It’s a Match” 8/20/15

“It’s a Match”
Thursday, 08/20/2015 – 12/31/2015 09:00 pm – 12:00 am
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141 SW 7th St,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Are you looking for a perfect party to start your weekend early? Rubi Lounge has just the right party for you. Join us Thursday for “It’s a Match” where ladies drink Free from 9-12am. Come enjoy Brickell’s newest hot spot while you sip on signature cocktails, enjoy sexy beats and great company. What better way to spend your Thursday than at Rubi Lounge?

South Miami Winn-Dixie Store Invites Wine & Cheese Lovers To A Wine, Cheese And Jazz Event 9/10/15

South Miami Winn-Dixie Store Invites Wine & Cheese Lovers To A Wine, Cheese And Jazz Event
Thursday, 09/10/2015 – 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
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5850 SW 73rd St.,
South Miami, Florida 33143
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Cost: Free

Wine aficionados and cheese lovers are invited to visit the newly remodeled South Miami Winn-Dixie store during a Wine, Cheese and Jazz event. During this special event, attendees will enjoy expanding their palate with tastings and pairings of wine and cheese, live jazz entertainment, giveaways and more.

7th Annual Women of Influence 8/27/15

7th Annual Women of Influence
Thursday, 08/27/2015 – 08/27/2015 05:30 pm – 08:30 pm
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1111 Parot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: 75 in advance and 80 day of event

The Executive networking fundraiser and cocktail reception of the year, established to showcase a panel of prominent business women within Miami-Dade County, highlighting their commitment to the YWCA’s mission to empower women, as they share their personal stories and insights for leading successful businesses in our community.

Marlins Photowalk 8/23/15

Marlins Photowalk
Sunday, 08/23/2015 – 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
11885113_1498379107121560_2659481497333696052_oMarlins Park
501 Marlins Way,
Miami, Florida 33125
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Cost: FREE if you RSVP

Join @Zapography & @IgersMiami Sunday August 23rd, 2015 10am for the first ever#MarlinsPhotoWalk.

RSVP by Thursday at Noon with Name and your plus (Giancarlo Stanton + 2) for Free Ticket to the game. (Event Link http://on.fb.me/1IZrSIH)

Bring your cameras or camera phones for a quick tour of Little Havana and Marlins Park. All skill levels welcomed. Free Ticket to the game with RSVP.

Itinerary:
10:00am: Park and Meet at the Miami-Dade Courthouse Jury Parking Lot (Under Toll Road Bridge)

Walk Route See Map Link http://bit.ly/1LgfNSc)

12:30pm: Group photo at the Center Field Entrance (Big M)

1:10pm: Game Time

4:00pm: After Party at Clevelander Marlins Park.

Take Trolly, Cab ,or Uber back to CourtHouse Parking Lot (If Needed).

YWCA-Miami Young Professionals 8/20/15

YWCA-Miami Young Professionals
Thursday, 08/20/2015 – 08/20/2015 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
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2751 N Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33126
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Cost: $15

Who are young professionals? They stand apart to lead the way, they collaborate to make a difference. Join us August 20th at 6pm for food, fun and dynamic conversation. Find out how you can become a change maker in your community!

Free Fitness FUNdamentals 8/29/15

FREE Fitness FUNdamentals
Saturday, 08/29/2015 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FITNESS-082915Water Oaks Center (Tennis Courts)
9250 Hammocks Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33196
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Cost: Free

FREE Fitness FUNdamentals (for Kids 10 and Under)

Agility / Balance / Coordination + Cardio Fitness

The purpose of this class is to develop a love of “physical activity”. We want children to love to play and better themselves both technically and physically.

With a major focus on agility, balance and coordination the children will be working on the following:group, partner and individual drills to challenge them in these three areas. Toward the end of the practice the children will start moderate jogging to raise the heart rates followed by cardio fitness drills.

Make sure your child gets plenty of food water 2-3 hours before this class.

Free Kids Tennis Lessons 8/29/15

FREE Kids Tennis Lessons
Saturday, 08/29/2015 – 12:00 pm – 01:00 pm
TENNIS-082915Water Oaks Center (Tennis Courts)
9250 Hammocks Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33196
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Cost: Free

Free Kids Tennis (for Kids 10 and Under)

Agility / Balance / Coordination + Cardio Fitness

The main goal of the Free 10 & Under Kids Tennis classes are to introduce the fundamentals of athletic development at this age: agility, balance and coordination. Some kids and older players will already be developing a love of “the game”. We want children to love to play, compete and become lifelong tennis players.

With a major focus on agility, balance and coordination the children will be working in group, partner and individual settings for drills that challenge them in these three areas.

Classes are taught by USTA 10 and Under Tennis Certified instructors.

PechaKucha Miami #31 Miami Obscura 8/26/15

PechaKucha Miami #31 Miami Obscura
Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 6:30PM – 10:00PM
Deauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Avenue
Miami, FL 33141
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Without a doubt Miami is the Magic City. There is a unique alchemy of cigar smoke, the Everglades, luxury condos, sunshine, contemporary art, hurricanes, nightclubs, Tequestas, celebrities, and cordaditos that has created such a vibrant city.
PechaKucha Miami in collaboration with Fordistas will feature six local luminaries who will bring to life some of the city’s lesser known stories in short presentations less than six minutes each. Won’t you join us for a night of Miami Obscura?
LUMINARIES
Joel Fernandez, product/81 creative lab
Alejandro Mendoza, Giants in the City
Melissa Meruelo, Deauville Beach Resort
James Anderson, MBA, Penned Impression: Caribbean Medicare Mafia
Rosemarie Romero, Esthetic Theory: Beyond HyperLust and PornNail$
Louise Irvine, WMODA: Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts
The Fordistas program, powered by South Florida Ford, is a platform for emerging arts and culture focused on nurturing and elevating homegrown talent in our community.
Beats provided by DJ Andie Sweetswirl
Special installation by Giants in the City
Media partnerships with Atlas Obscura, The New Tropic, and Tropicult

Fuckup Nights Miami Vol.2 8/20/15

Fuckup Nights Miami Vol.2
Thursday, August 20, 2015, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
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888 Biscayne Boulevard, #505
Miami, FL 33132
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Josh Fein l Fein Zalkin Interiors + Paul Suskey l Co-Founder, Partner Salvo Group and Erika Morales and Julian Martin l Principals, Lemon Yellow. Wine, Beer And Light Nom Noms Will Be Served.

What are FuckUp Nights? FuckUp Nights is a monthly event where awesome people talk about one of their biggest professional or business failures in a candid and irreverent way.
What can you expect? Three or four fuckupreneurs will get up and share their story, including what the project was, what they did wrong, what they learned from it, and what they’d do differently.
Why are we doing this? Because you learn more from failure than success, and we have to shake off the stigma attached to failing – overnight success is often unrealistic.

Getting Here:
You can find street parking around the building or park at the 700 Biscayne lot right $5 for across from the American Airline Arena.
Traveling by MetroRail/MetroMover? Disembark at Park West Station right behind our building.
To access the building walk in thru the residential entrance of the MarinaBlue Building (888 Biscayne Blvd). Check in with concierge and make sure they direct you to the commercial/office door where KeyWorking is located on the 5th floor.

Photographs of Florida Supercon Celebrates A Decade of Comics and Pop Culture in South Florida on 6/25/15 – 6/28/15

Florida Supercon Celebrates A Decade of Comics and Pop Culture in South Florida at Miami Beach Convention Center on June 25- June 28, 2015.  Had such an amazing time, they just keeping getting better every year.  Supercon is Miami’s largest comic, anime, gaming and pop convention.

Mark your calendars for next years Florida Supercon at the Miami Beach Convention Center on July 1-4, 2016.

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