The 8th annual It’s All About the Kids event, hosted by the Friends of St. Jude, will bring together young professionals and prominent members of the South Florida community to support children suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases. This disco-themed event will feature a lounge-style reception with hors d’oeuvres, ethnic and exotic food stations, an open bar, silent and live auctions, and gifts for all guests. Individual tickets start at $125. To buy your ticket at the Friends of St. Jude member rate, please contact St. Jude Regional office at 305-265-1371. #FriendsOfStJudeMiami #ItsAllAboutTheKids @FOSJMiami @StJude
Saturday, September 12, 7pm – Treetop Ballroom Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami
The legacy of Bella Rodriguez-Torres will shine brightly again at the Second Annual Bella’s Ball with friends and supporters radiating Golden Shimmer and Shine in memory of Bella. During National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Bella’s Ball will raise awareness and funds for Pediatric Cancer Research through the Live Like Bella Foundation. For more info contact 786-505-3914 or email Jessica@LiveLikeBella.org. #LiveLikeBella #BellasBall #LoveLikeRayna #PediatricCancer
August 12 – 23, BB&T Center, One Panther Pkwy, Sunrise
Varekai – Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, descends from the sky and into BB&T Center for fifteen performances on August 12-23, 2015.
The story of Varekai begins as Icarus, a solitary young man, falls from the sky and lands in a lush, wonderous world called Varekai. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest – a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures – Icarus takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. At the edge of time, in a place of pure and undiluted possibility, begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind.
The word Varekai (pronounced ver•ay•’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.
Ticket prices range from $40 – $100 plus applicable service fees. Children tickets are available for $25 on select performances. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. @Cirque
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami August 7 & 8, 8pm-1am: Fabulous First Friday Laser Shows August 29 & 30, 10am-10pm: Final Museum Weekend
During the month of August, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science invites South Floridians to say “goodbye” to its current location during its last month of operations and programming. The museum, which opened in 1960 on three acres of the historic Vizcaya complex, will officially close its doors at its location at 3280 South Miami Avenue at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30 and reopen in its new $300 million state-of-the-art facility in Museum Park in summer 2016. In celebration of Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science’s legacy and exciting future, the museum will host a variety of special events and programming to thank museum members and patrons, and increase awareness and enthusiasm for the new Frost Science.
On Friday, August 7, the museum will extend its Fabulous First Friday laser shows at its Planetarium with a second night of laser magic and music on Saturday, Aug. 8. Featured music includes Pink Floyd, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, The Beatles, Queen and Led Zeppelin. Admission for each show is $8 for adults and $4 for children. The historic Planetarium opened in 1966 and was home to Jack Horkheimer’s “Star Gazers,” the world’s first and only weekly television series on naked-eye astronomy. $8 for adults, $4 for children; please note that each show requires a separate ticket.
For the final weekend at its current location, on Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, Aug. 30, museum admission will be free for children 12 and under with paid adult admission. Families, many of whom have visited the museum themselves as children and now visit with their own children or grandchildren, can enjoy special programming and activities, along with exhibits including “Amazon Voyages: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches,” “Hurricanes,” the “Under the Sea” photography exhibit presented by University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Batchelor Wildlife Center, Sea Lab and Planetarium. On Sunday, Aug. 30, the museum will stay open late, closing at 10 p.m. Children 12 and under are free with paid adult admission.
On the evening of Saturday, August 29, the museum will host Science Art Cinema, with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which will explore the history and use of lasers. Located inside the Planetarium and Theatre, the event will feature films enhanced with live music, guest speakers and multimedia presentations. Science Art Cinema tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
Tuesday, August 4, 6pm-9pm – Moore Building, 4040 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Design District
Experience the best of Miami’s booming culinary scene at MIAMI Magazine’s 7th annual foodie fete for their coveted July/August 2015 restaurant issue. The signature affair entertains the city’s culinary elite with mouthwatering fare from some of the restaurants, chefs and bold-face names featured in our acclaimed “The 50 Finest” editorial feature. Tastemakers flow from experience to experience, indulging in decadent bites while sipping creative cocktails, premium beer, spirits and top-notch wine. MIAMI Magazine will once again partner with Chapman Partnership as the event’s beneficiary via proceeds from event ticket sales, raffle items and canned goods donated from guests. Restaurants to be Featured: Area 31, Bulla Gastropub, Cena by Michy, db Bistro, Fooq, Klima, Matador Room, Palm d’Or, Quality Meats, Seaspice, Seagrape, Stripsteak, STK, The Dutch, Vagabond and even a few surprises. General admission tickets are $45, and VIP tickets are $60. Enter promo code CHAPMAN and save $10 on any ticket! Don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food item for food drive benefiting Chapman Partnership! @MiamiMagazine @ChapmanPartner
Monday, August 3, 5:30pm-7:30pm – Waterstone Resort & Marina, 999 E Camino Real, Boca Raton
Join Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and other community leaders, Community VIP guests, Medical Community and Medical School students at a lavish Penthouse reception overlooking Lake Boca at the Waterstone Resort & Marina. White Coats-4-Care is now in its 5th year funding white coats for the incoming classes. Created as a “fund raising” and “friend raising” event to support the new medical school by Jon Kaye (one of the founding Medical school board members) and Bonnie Kaye of Kaye Communications as part of the Greater Chamber Boca Festival Days White Coats-4-Care has been a consistent sell-out with the co-hosting by The Bridge Hotel, Jazz IS and The Waterstone Resort & Marina. Tickets are $105 per person. For more info contact 561-297-2984 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, July 29, 6pm – Turnberry Ocean Club’s Sales Center, 215 185 Street, Sunny Isles Beach
Turnberry Ocean Club newly opened sales center hosted the Broward Master Brokers Forum panel discussion and forum dinner, where panelists Liz Caldwell from EWM Realtors and John Whitney, MLS and Industry Development Director for The Zillow Group were speaking about the “Zillow Effect.” Discussion was moderated by special guest Jack McCabe, Founder and CEO of McCabe Research & Consulting, and a delicious dinner catered by MG Events.
Master Brokers Forum, is an organization comprised of South Florida’s ELITE real estate professionals. Zillow is one of the best-known players in the market through its widely quoted “Zestimates” of how much a property is worth, a feature particularly popular among homeowners, and hated by realty agents. According to Zillow’s CEO Spencer Rascoff “Zestimates are a good starting point” but that nationwide Zestimates have a “median error rate” of about 8%.
Turnberry Ocean Club new high-tech sales center truly reflects of what buyers may expect living at new ultra-luxury condominium. Within the space is a fully furnished three bedroom model unit where buyers can envision themselves in their prospective future home. This Turnberry Associates’ latest exclusive residential condominium tower, comprised of 154 grand three, four, five, and six-bedroom units, will be priced from $3 million to $22 million, and the development is due for completion in 2018. #TurnberryOceanClub #MasterBrokerForum
The inaugural Flavors of Miami, presented by Miami Transplant Institute, a unique affiliation between Jackson Health System and UHelth – University of Miami Health System, was a gourmet culinary experience beyond the traditional gala. Guests savored Miami’s most exclusive restaurants, as top local chefs prepared five-course dinner table side together with wine pairings.
The evening started with silent auction and cocktail reception featuring delicious hors d’oeuvres by participating chefs. Mistress of Ceremonies was Nathalie Rodriguez, an on-air personality and the entertainment queen on MY 93.9 WMIA, while the welcoming note was delivered by Thomas Nealon, III, CEO and National Board Chairman, American Liver Foundation. Mr. Joe Arriola, Jackson Health System introduced the evening honoree Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, Director, Miami Transplant Institute; Chief, Liver, Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplant; Professor, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Jackson Health System.
Proceeds will benefit the American Liver Foundation’s efforts to help improve the lives of 30 million people in the U.S. living with liver disease. ALF is a non-profit organization which works to facilitate, advocate, and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver diseases.
Saturday, July 25, 12pm-4pm – KLIMA Restaurant and Bar, 210 23rd Street, Miami Beach
KLIMA Restaurant and Bar, a culinary concept inspired by contemporary gastronomy from Barcelona, debuts its first brunch concept courtesy of Executive Chef David “Rusti” Rustarazo – introducing the quintessential essence of modern day Catalan-Mediterranean gastronomy to the newly opened Spanish restaurant in Miami Beach.
“Arroz con Amigos” debuted on Saturday, July 25th, starting at Noon, presenting the very first Paella Brunch in Miami Beach, including a unique assortment of three contemporary interpretations of the classic dish originating from Valencia in Spain. Chef Rusti uses his own ingredients for three home made Paella recipes that guests can choose from – a meat Paella, fish Paella and vegetable Paella. Guests can watch Chef Rusti in person, as he serves his specialty rice-based dish buffet-style from three separate over-sized frying pans placed on an open flame, known as “Paelleras” – the traditional pan used for cooking Paella in Spain.
Accompanying flavorful Paella during Saturday Brunch are salad buffet, as well as house made Sangria – all for a price of $50 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Wine, beer, mimosas and other classic brunch cocktails are available at an extra charge. Guests are also able to enjoy the traditional sounds of Barcelona, provided by a live band. For reservations call 786-453-2779 or email Reservations@klimamiami.com. #KLIMAmiami @KLIMAmiami
Thursday, July 23, 6:30pm-8:30pm – SLS LUX Sales Gallery, 801 South Miami Avenue, Miami Brickell
Beyonce’s personal trainer, a health guru, and Miami native, Marco Borges hosted a private talk and book signing for his New York Times bestseller, The 22-Day Revolution. The event was appropriately hosted by Brickell Heights 02, which introduces a 35,000 square foot Equinox and the neighborhood’s first SoulCycle studio, all within walking distance from Brickell City Centre.
Marco Borges is passionate about guiding people on the path to developing a healthy lifestyle. For over 20 years, this nationally renowned Exercise Physiologist has been teaching individuals to transform their lives and bodies through his innovative exercise and nutrition programs. As an author (“Power Moves: The Four Motions to Transform Your Body for Life”) and one of the most sought after fitness and plant-based nutrition experts in the country, Marco lives by a simple mantra – “I am committed to making a difference every day!”
In The 22-Day Revolution, Marco lays out a comprehensive 22-day strategy that includes a meal plan, tips to stay on track and over 65 delicious and healthy plant-based recipes. By the end of your 22-day journey, you’ll be armed with the knowledge you need to continue with a healthier and more energetic lifestyle! With The 22-Day Revolution, you’ll have the guidance to adopt a plant-based diet and create lifelong habits that not only help you avoid serious health conditions, but also shed unwanted weight and improve your overall life!
Wednesday, July 22, 6:30pm-9:30pm – International Polo Club, 3667 120th Avenue South, Wellington
The 2nd Maestro del Mar Chef Challenge took place at the exclusive International Polo Club in Wellington, one of the most magnificent locations in the series. The amazing chefs for Semi-Final #2 were Executive Chef Clay Carnes of The Grille Fashion Cuisine in Wellington, Executive Chef William Sellner of The International Polo Club Mallet Grille, Executive Chef Bret Hauser of JEY Hospitality Group & new restaurant Pizza Craft, and Executive Chef Elmer Saravia representing BICE Ristorante on Palm Beach Island, all showcasing their talents for guests and judges. Guest Judges included: Manfred Schmidtke, Department Chair of International Baking and Pastry at Lincoln Culinary Institute; Maude Eaton of For the Love of Food; and Libby Volyges of Libbyvision.com.
Carnes a former graduate of The French Culinary Institute and ALMA la Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana has reigned victorious at the Maestro Del Mar Chef Challenge #2. With his believe in “non-sense cooking” and secret ingredient passion fruit he crafted the winning plate. This was just another win following his victory on The Food Networks: Cutthroat Kitchen. This Chef is just full of passion and excitement towards his cooking we will keep anxiously waiting for his next big thing!
Saturday, August 1, 7pm – Villain Theater at MADE at the Citadel, 8325 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami
The inaugural show at Villain Theater, the new home for Chicago-style improv comedy and sketch, will feature home grown talent and guest performers who are iO Chicago veterans Timmy Mayse and Cesar Jaime. Saturday Gigantic will showcase the Chicago-style of improvisation, which is more theatrical, with emphasis on emotional connection, collaboration and grounded scene work. The new performance space is a creative shared space and home to makers, artists, designers and entrepreneurs. Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets at the door are $15, online for $12. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. @villaintheater
Saturday, August 1, 5pm-12am – The Continental, 2360 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Stephen Starr and STARR Restaurants are opening Continental Miami, its fourth restaurant in the South Florida market. Located on Collins Avenue and 23rd Street at Aloft South Beach, Starr’s original retro 70s Philadelphia restaurant, features innovative eclectic dishes and classic martinis alongside some brand new plates with a heavy Chinese focus.
Chef Matthew Oetting, along with Starr’s corporate chef Erik Battles, created this Miami-specific menu that includes a build-your-own sushi dish with tuna, salmon, sushi rice, toasted nori, vegetables, and garnishes presented in a bento box. There’s also a foie-gras McGriddle with fried egg, American cheese, bacon, hollandaise, and maple griddle cakes. The Continental will be open for dinner only this weekend, and will start serving lunch and dinner on Monday, August 3, with breakfast and brunch to follow. Valet parking is $15 at Aloft South Beach. For reservations call 305-604-2000.
Bunnie Cakes, Miami’s first-ever vegan, gluten-free and kosher bakery is opening shop in Aventura Mall, right across from the Rainbow Valley Playground by Friends With You. Bunnie Cakes bakery has earned an outstanding reputation since its Edgewater / Wynwood location opened more than two years ago. Now, owner Mariana Cortez is taking the first step towards expanding the beloved brand. On opening day, guests to the Aventura location can expect giveaways, friendly greetings and a free mini cupcake with every purchase from 2 to 6 p.m. and FREE balloons for all kids! #bunniecakes @MariBunnieCakes
Social Brains’ Tatanka Guerrero and Luiz Fleury bring the iconic Brazilian dish of Feijoada to their high-energy, world gastrobar, Sugarloaf. The restaurant celebrates gastronomy from around the world and will pay special homage to creator Fleury’s Brazilian heritage. MIA Feijoada Saturdays will kick off Saturday, August 1st, from 1pm to 5pm and will reoccur every first Saturday of each month.
Join Sugarloaf Gastrobar for unlimited taste of Brazil’s Famous Feijoada, from 1pm to 5pm on every first Saturday of every month for only $23 per person. Feijoada is a typical Portuguese stew considered to be the national dish of Brazil that is comprised of beans, beef, and pork. For more info call 305-466-4599 or email email@example.com. @SugarloafMiami
Saturday, August 1, 9am-2pm – Delray Beach between lifeguard tower 4 and 5
Paddleboarder.com is hosting Official Launch Party on Delray Beach between lifeguard tower 4 and 5 on Saturday August 1st. There will be tons of giveaways, contests, races, relays, free boards and paddles to demo, and activities for the kids. Also live music by Wallyjandro Djwally Robinson, food, drinks, and a fun day is in store! Purchase your raffle tickets for your chance to win boards, paddle gear, gift certificates, gear and more! You don’t need to be present to win! Raffle tickets will also be sold at the event, and proceeds will go towards the Sandoway House Nature Center. @Paddleboarder_
Friday, July 31, 9pm – Tapas y Tintos, 448 Española Way, Miami Beach
“Tapas y Tintos” is a Spanish/Basque tapas restaurant & bar that has been bringing authenticity and flavor to the Spanish-inspired, historic street of Española Way in Miami Beach since 1981. From ceiling to floor, the walls are covered with authentic photographs and decor of Spanish novelties such as Spanish Matador costumes, Spanish fans, Flamenco dancers and Spain’s beloved soccer teams.
Tapas y Tintos has developed a menu with authentic Spanish dishes that range from “Tapas y Raciones” or small plates, and homemade croquettes with choice of chicken, cod, or ham, priced from $9 to $18, and can be shared on their own as a way to taste the wide menu. The star of the menu, is the house special “Arroces” with choice of Seafood Paella or Meat Paella (chicken, pork loin, sausage) that serves 2 people at $35 each. On the menu, you can also find “Tablas” or cold cuts boards with assortments of cured meats and cheeses with Selection of Iberico Cured Meats for $45, as well as seafood and meet entrees ranging from $21-$32. You can finish your evening with traditional desserts like the “Crema Catalana”, “Tarta de Santiago”, or “Tia’s Flan”, each for $8.95.
Stop by for daily happy hour to enjoy $5.99 Sangria, Mojitos and Beers! Also don’t forget to reserve your seat for the only live flamenco show on Miami Beach, “El Rincón del Flamenco” starting at 9pm on weekend nights. Every Friday and Saturday nights, join “La Marcha Nights” the late night bar kicking-off at midnight with live DJ entertainment. Enjoy brunch every Saturday and Sunday starting at Noon. Hours of operation are: Monday to Thursday from 5PM to close, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12PM to close. For reservations call 305-538-8272. #TapasyTintos
Thursday, July 30, 7pm-10pm – Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami
Miami New Times and Downtown Miami Development Authority hosted the 8th annual Miami New Times Iron Fork, and for the 3rd consecutive year, they partnered with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to officially kick-off annual Miami Spice, bringing guests culinary creations from more than 75 of South Florida’s luxury and fine-dining restaurants. The event returned to the Hyatt Regency Miami where dining enthusiasts enjoyed some of the finest restaurants featured during the Miami Spice program, as well as dozens of other top local eateries.
Celebrated Chef Allen Susser hosed the #ForkOff Chef Competition between two of Miami’s hottest chefs, Eileen Andrade from FINKA Table & Tap and Dena Marino from MC Kitchen, with Miami Smokers pork as a secrete ingredient. The ladies of the Fork Off Chef Competition, presented by Culinary Convenience, were judged by Danny Serfer (Mignonette/Blue Collar), Chefs Adrianne Calvo (Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant & Wine Bar), Jamie DeRosa (Tongue & Cheek/Izzy’s Fish & Oyster) and Ralph Pagano (Naked Taco/Naked Lunch). Dena Marino of MC Kitchen was crowned as Fork Off Competition winner!
In addition to the Fork Off Chef Competition, Susser has also curated the #ShuckIt Oyster Competition presented by Midtown Oyster Bar. Chefs from Mignonette, Izzy’s Fish & Oyster, J&G Grill at St Regis Bal Harbour, Lure Fishbar and The Oceanaire Seafood Room restaurants were timed to see who can shuck a dozen oysters the fastest. That was some fierce shucking during Shuck It Oyster Competition with Mignonette coming in at 1 minute and 36 seconds for the win! #IronForkMIA
Friday, July 24, 9pm-11pm – Shots Miami, 311 NW 23rd Ave, Miami Wynwood Arts District
Shots Miami – Wynwood destination highlights signature shots and a soon to be announced dining concept. With over 2 years of operation under its belt, Shots Miami has successfully managed to carve out a unique niche as a nightlife destination in the neighborhood of Wynwood. The interactive shots bar offers a personalized experience by combining their innovative specialty shots and unique props in a one of a kind party bar atmosphere.
Inspired by the travels of co-owners Oscar Zapata and David Estrada to Medellin, the Shots brand is gearing up for global recognition as they announce plans to offer franchises nationally and internationally including a dining component called Shots Bites. New additions include more restrooms, a kitchen, a third bar and more comfortable seating for added ambiance. Along with co-owner Jason Machado who brings to the mix multiple years of experience in the hospitality and bar industry, Shots Miami sets the standard as a global authority in the shots culture scene.
“After visiting cities where nightlife culture thrives and being exposed to the Chupitos or shots concept, we immediately thought that this concept had a place in the states,” said co-owner David Estrada. “Undoubtedly, our hometown of Miami was the perfect starting point for the shots concept and we believe it will be a globally recognized brand in the hospitality, entertainment and spirits industries with a presence in every major hospitality-centric city in the world.”
Serving signature shots, cocktails and craft beers, each complex libation is made up of several liquors and garnishes mixed like a cocktail and served as a shot. Although SHOTS Miami does not offer food options yet, the Wynwood hot-spot offers breakfast, dinner, and dessert-inspired drinks you can have any time of day or for an all day celebration. Breakfast – Party Pancakes: A strong and delicious way to start your day, made with Crown Maple, Irish Cream and Butterscotch. Dinner– Harry Potter: Movie and a show all in one, made with 3 Olives S’Mores Vodka. Dessert – Strawberry Shortcake: A childhood favorite that can now be an adult favorite, made with 3 Olives Strawberry Vodka, Bols Yogurt and Whipped Cream.
Friday, July 24, 8pm-9pm – Regent Cocktail Club at the Gale South Beach, 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
To celebrate National Tequila Day, DeLeón Tequila has partnered with local star mixologist Richie Petronzi from Miami Beach hot spot Regent Cocktail Club to create an exclusive cocktail inspired by tequila itself. This cocktail, as part of DeLeón’s newest initiative, the #NextLevelOrder program is featured as a secret “off-the-menu” cocktail, available only to those “in the know” for a limited time.
“Cobbleone” is a masterpiece created by Richie Petronzi drawing inspiration from the intricately nuanced flavor of DeLeón Platinum Tequila. Un-aged and unrivaled in finish, DeLeón Platinum, made from 100% Highland Blue Weber agave, is a provocative Blanco with a rich, complex agave hone that is slow-fermented and twice-distilled.
Richie Petronzi grew up in the hospitality industry before migrating to Miami Beach, where he first worked as a bartender at Rumi. He was then offered a job to work with Morgans Hotel Group at Skybar and the iconic Shore Club Hotel, and his career took off from there. Since then, he’s crafted cocktails for Miami’s finest at establishments such as Living Room, located at the W South Beach before landing at the Regent Cocktail Club.
“Cobbleone” by Richie Petronzi
2 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila
1 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. agave syrup
.5 oz Amontillado Sherry
.5 oz. Pedro Ximenez Sherry
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker except for the Pedro Ximenez Sherry. Shake well and pour into a double old fashioned glass. Top with crushed ice and float Pedro Ximenez Sherry on top. Garnish with blackberries and raspberries.
Thursday, July 23, 7pm-10pm – Wynwood Walls, 2516 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Wynwood Arts District
Beck’s, the world’s most recognized German-style beer, introduced Beck’s Urban Canvas, a community-focused art project aimed at neighborhood revitalization and the fostering of progressive thinking in Miami. Beck’s is continuing its tradition of supporting creators and innovators from around the world. For the first ever Beck’s Urban Canvas project, 12 visionary artists from Miami have been hand-selected to create 15 original works of art throughout the Magic City. These specially commissioned murals and installations will come to life in Miami’s creatively inspired communities of Little Havana, Little Haiti, Wynwood and in the recently launched artist live/work area known as the Leah Arts District in Hialeah. The Beck’s Urban Canvas crew of multicultural artists include: Trek 6, Don Rimx, Hoxxoh, Typoe, Jose Mertz, Tatiana Suarez, 2 Alas, Ernesto Maranje, Magnus Sodamin, Diana Contreras, Jessy Nite and Abstrk. #BecksUrbanCanvas @becksbeer