Saturday, January 28, 7pm-11pm – Private Location, Palm Beach
Throughout its existence, SeaKeepers has made it a practice to honor and promote those key decision makers and influencers who have made extraordinary commitments to preserving our planet’s oceans. Each year the prestigious SeaKeeper Award is presented at an exclusive event, typically held in Monaco. In 2016, the event will be held in Palm Beach, Florida to recognize one of SeaKeepers’ Founding Members and Yachting Community Pioneer: Alexander W. Dreyfoos. Individual tickets are $500. For more info contact email@example.com or 305-448-7089. @SeaKeepers
Friday, January 27, 6:30pm – JW Marriott Marquis, 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami Thursday, February 9, 6pm – Wynwood Walls, 2520 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami Wynwood Arts District Wednesday, March 15, 6pm – Shops at Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave, Coral Gables Sunday, March 26, 11am – The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, 455 Grand Bay Dr, Key Biscayne
VeritageMiami will celebrate its 21st anniversary with four new dates in 2017, after the original dates were postponed due to Hurricane Matthew. The four days of world-class culinary indulgence have been extended throughout the spring, beginning on January 27 with an Interactive Dinner, followed by a Craft Beer Tasting on February 9, a Fine Wine Tasting on March 15 and an Auction and Bubbly Brunch on March 26. Jeremy Ford, winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef” season 13, will lead guests in preparing a three-course meal at the Interactive Dinner. The new Auction and Bubbly Brunch on Key Biscayne, will feature southern favorites from the menus of Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, Swine Southern Table and Bar and Spring Chicken – the restaurants of 50 Eggs Inc., founded by John Kunkel.
On Friday, January 27, Jeremy Ford, chef de cuisine at The Miami Beach EDITION’S Matador Room by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, will headline VeritageMiami’s Interactive Dinner at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Labeled the ultimate good time for foodies, the event hosts 700 energetic guests who prepare a three-course meal under the direction of Chef Ford. Johnson & Wales University students will serve as sous chefs, helping guests at each table, and the dinner is accompanied by Best in Glass gold and silver medal wines, which were previously selected by some of South Florida’s top sommeliers.
On Thursday,February 9, guests will enjoy a Craft Beer Tasting featuring more than 140 craft beers and micro-brews complimented by delicious bites from dozens of local restaurants amidst the eclectic and vibrant backdrop of Wynwoods Walls.
On Wednesday, March 15, guests are invited to the Fine Wine Tasting, an evening of unparalleled wine and food pairings at the lush Shops at Merrick Park, with more than 65 wine producers and importers pouring 400 wines from around the globe and culinary treats from top dining spots.
On Sunday, March 26, VeritageMiami will culminate with an Auction and Bubbly Brunch at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. Led by the king of southern fare John Kunkel and his 50 Eggs Inc. team of James Beard-nominated and award-winning restaurants Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, Swine Southern Table and Bar and Spring Chicken. The family-style brunch is paired with free-flowing bubbly, bourbon-infused cocktails and other spirited libations, all kicked off with a lively auction of one-of-a-kind experiences.
VeritageMiami is presented by City National Bank, and proceeds benefit United Way of Miami-Dade’s work in education, financial stability and health. W. Allen Morris of The Allen Morris Company is once again VeritageMiami chair, along with his wife, June Morris. This year, Evan S. Benn, editor-in-chief of INDULGE magazine is helping to bring the best of South Florida’s restaurants to the Tastings, as VeritageMiami’s first Culinary Curator. #VeritageMiami @VeritageMiami
Friday, January 27, 6:30pm-9:30pm – Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
This heralded gastronomic experience offers you the opportunity to indulge in a sampling of the best dishes from Miami’s premier chefs and restaurants. Stroll through the landscape of Miami Beach’s tropical oasis, sipping cocktails, wines and brews while mingling with those who have secured Miami’s spot on the culinary map. Great music and a silent auction you would not want to miss rounds out the evening staged under the big tent on the Garden’s Great Lawn and throughout the garden. Taste of the Garden is presented by the Miami Beach Garden Conservancy and the Miami Beach Garden Club. Proceeds support the Garden’s arts and educational programming and the Garden Club’s environmental activities. Your support of Taste of the Garden feeds the beautification and sustainability in our community. General admission tickets are $90 in advance and $125 at the door. For more info contact Sandy Shapiro at 305-673-7256, ext. 206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, January 27, 6:30pm-11pm – Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach
Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s annual Lights Out Gala celebrates the start of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season. This year’s gala, themed the “Swashbuckler Soirée”, is set for Jan. 27 at LMC from 6:30-11 p.m. and will feature an exciting production performance, pirate-inspired entertainment, a cocktail hour in the center’s sea turtle hospital, a gourmet plated dinner and so much more. Dance the night away at one of Palm Beach’s most charming events, which raises critical funds for the center’s ocean and sea turtle conservation. Tickets start at $400. #lightsoutgala2017 #loggerheadmarinelifecenter #savetheturtles @loggerheadmarinelifecenter @loggerheadmc
Saturday, January 21, 7pm-12am – SOHO Studios, 2136 NW 1st Avenue, Miami Wynwood Art District
Jackson Health Foundation celebrated 25 years of supporting the Miracles Made Daily throughout Jackson Health System – at the annual Golden Angels Gala. The 25th Birthday Bash featured an evening of dinner, dancing, and entertainment to kick-off a year of celebrating Jackson’s generous donors. Birthday Bash Raffle was 2017 Porsche Macan provided by The Collection. Proceeds from the Golden Angels Gala will benefit the Jackson Health Foundation which serves as the fundraising arm of the Jackson Health System.
The Golden Angel Society is Jackson Health Foundation’s premier giving society, and provides the philanthropy that makes the work of Jackson Health Foundation possible. The Golden Angels have a strong commitment to Jackson Memorial Hospital and Jackson Health Systems mission to provide a single, high standard of quality care for the residents of Miami-Dade County.
Jackson Health Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, is the fundraising arm of Jackson Health System, the most comprehensive healthcare provider in South Florida. Established in 1991 as Jackson Memorial Foundation, the organization was renamed Jackson Health Foundation in 2014, to more closely align with the Jackson Health System. Today, a volunteer member board of directors who are committed to philanthropic activities that benefit Jackson Health System governs the Foundation. #JHF25 #GoldenAngelsGala
Friday, January 20, 7pm-11pm – Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami
The Humane Society of Greater Miami hosted Pawpurrazzi 2017: “A Sparkling Affair,” already traditionally in the glittering Tree Top Ballroom at Jungle Island. Over 500 of the most well-known local philanthropists and their fabulous four-legged friends joined to help the more than 400 homeless and abandoned animals cared for by the Humane Society.
This year’s event celebrated the memory of Pat Wallace, an incredible woman and humanitarian whose love for animals was legendary. Always working hard to better the lives of homeless animals, Pat helped make Pawpurrazzi a must-go-to event. This year her husband, Milton, a well-known entrepreneur, along with philanthropist, Bunny Bastian, co-hosted the event.
The evening started with a unique cocktail hour for two-legged guests and a “Pup-tail” hour for their BFFs (Best Furry Friends) where everyone enjoys delicious treats. Guests had a chance to browse the very haute couture silent auction filled with a fabulous variety of items from top designer names.
While savoring the five-star meal, guests enjoyed the unique “Great Pets Who Walk in Front of Great People” runway show. Some of the finest philanthropists walk their furry friends, including adoptables from the Soffer and Fine Adoption Center, down the runway. The amazingly talented Olate Dogs, winners of America’s Got Talent, took the stage to make their Pawpurrazzi debut. The talented pups had everyone on their toes, and paws!
Locals joined to celebrate the grand opening of Bàcaro, Miami Beach’s newest wine and food destination by acclaimed international chef, Carlo Bernardini. The dimly-lit space is done up with exposed-brick walls, wooden furnishings and large windows, offering a cozy respite from the hustle and bustle outside. The Venetian-inspired eatery and wine bar just off Lincoln Road in South Beach, offered guests complimentary hors d’oeuvres, along with an open bar of house wine and bubbles. Music was be provided by DJ Nuny Love, and European flair filled the air at Bàcaro’s grand opening experience. @BacaroMiami
Voices For Children Foundation and presenting sponsor Harry Winston, Inc. celebrated the 21st Annual “Be A Voice, Be A Light Gala,” welcoming 500 of Miami’s most influential and philanthropic individuals for a spectacular evening to benefit foster children of Miami-Dade County. Voices For Children Foundation is a not-for profit organization that raises funds to help ensure that abused, abandoned and neglected children in the Miami-Dade County foster care system have a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem. Additionally, the organization offers financial assistance and other resources for their health, educational and social needs.
The premier fundraising event, hosted by the Mandarin Oriental Miami, kicked off with an elegant cocktail reception, with an immersive Harry Winston experience, and the opportunity purchase raffle tickets to win a Harry Winston Midnight Monochrome 18k rose gold watch, as well as bid on luxury goods and services in a silent auction. The cocktail reception was followed by dinner in the ballroom and a night of dancing to the sounds of DJ Kucha. Gala Chairs Brad and Suzanne Meltzer and Voices honored Steve and Aimee Owens for their unwavering support of Voices For Children over the last 16 years, and guests heard the inspiring testimonial of a young woman whose life has been changed by the work of Voices For Children.
Saturday, January 7, 9pm-12am – ORA Miami, 2000 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Boutique model agency Front Management celebrated it’s 10 year anniversary hosted by fashion designer Nicole Miller at South Beach new hotspot ORA Nighclub. The evening started with a cocktail reception courtesy of Pernod-Ricard at ORA’s upstairs lounge, followed by an exclusive Nicole Miller Runway Show, showcasing the brand’s Spring/Summer 2017 collections, produced by John Martinez Productions. Notable guests lined the front row of the show including Front Management owners Augie Lasseter and Christian Alexander, Elsa Benitez, Bruce Weber, Shareef Malnik and wife Gabrielle Anwar, along with a slew of models who rocked the runway wearing makeup from Beauty for Real. #FrontFam @FrontManagement @NicoleMillerNYC
Saturday December 31, 9pm-1am – DiLido Beach Club at the Ritz-Carlton, One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
The glitz and glamour of old Havana became alive at the Ritz Carlton, South Beach annual New Year’s Eve celebration – unforgettable “Azucar!” Guests ring in 2017 in true Latin style, including an indulgent four-course dinner and poolside extravaganza in the heart of Miami’s famed Art Deco district.
Party goers were transported to an era of cabaret and haute-living known as the “Havana High Life.” The open bar featured handcrafted libations, flutes of sparkling wine and signature rum Mojitos, shaken and stirred to order, with fresh tropical fruit, at the poolside Starr Barr lounge. Premium cigar maker Gurkha cigars, offered premium, hand-cut and rolled cigars throughout the evening. A 10-piece Latin Orchestra band Mixtura played sultry rhythms under the stars. Following their performances, the New Year’s Eve countdown and champagne toast were led by Miami nightlife entertainer DJ Malone at midnight.
Friday, December 30, 10pm-4am – Copa Room Show & Nightclub, 1235 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
Copa Room Miami held its soft opening in its South Beach location. The event invited guests to an open bar, performances by Queen, Celia Cruz, and Star Wars tributes, and themed characters walking around the venue. Copa Room’s owner, Shawn Shahnazi says “It’s very similar to what Coco Bongo is in Cancun,” he says. “It’s a lot of Las Vegas-style shows, nightclub acts, entertainers, nightlife — all mixed into one.”
Cope Room’s grand opening will take place on January 19th. Admission to the nightclub won’t work like most clubs in Miami. To get in the door, guests will pay a flat rate. Once inside, drinks will be unlimited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. “There’s never been an all-inclusive nightclub in Miami,” Shahnazi says. “All the shows — legitimate, artistic shows, not just two dancers on the stage — everything is all included. So you basically go there, have a good time. You don’t have to worry about paying the $20 Miami drink prices on the Beach.” With a staff of about 25 professional entertainers ranging from dancers and singers to acrobats, Copa Room will be an interactive experience.
Monday, January 23, 4pm-8pm – Made In Italy Gourmet, 10 NE 27th St, Miami Wynwood Arts District
For all of Miami’s pasta lovers, Made in Italy Gourmet has launched an early pasta dinner deal that is sure to have guests jumping for joy. Fresh made Italian spaghetti and gnocchi will be available at two for the price of one on Monday and Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The authentic Italian restaurant will offer this deal weekly. The best part? Happy Hour is also hosted during the Early Pasta Dinner hours on Monday and Tuesday. Ask the knowledgeable waiters for assistance in pairing a happy hour glass of wine for $5 with your delicious meal. Guests who would like to attempt to recreate their pasta dish at home may purchase the imported Italian ingredients from the market located at the rear of the restaurant. #madeinitalygourmet @madeinitalygourmet
January 21 & 22, 11am-2pm – The Halal Guys, 2268 S University Dr, Davie
The Halal Guys, a sensation on the streets of New York City since 1990, celebrates their arrival in South Florida, featuring tunes by DJ Carsonicboom and fun giveaways. Patrons will be able to enjoy the highest quality sourced meats in sandwiches and platters featuring beef gyro, freshly grilled, marinated chicken and falafel. The first 100 customers on opening day will receive free t-shirts and each customer can spin a prize wheel for coupons redeemable on their next visit, ranging from 10%-20% off, free fries, free drink or a free platter. Customers can register for a Rewards Card where 50 people will be randomly selected to receive their first platter for free! #TheHalalGuysSoFlo @thehalalguyssoflo
Friday, January 20th, 10pm-4am, La Cueva Bar Brickell, 1111 SW 1 Ave, Miami Brickell
Brickell welcomes yet another expansion of Tucandela by the Tucandela Group, but this time they’ve traveled into Mexico. La Cueva, a Latin bar with a Mexican flare that looks and feels like you’re in one of Mexico’s famous caves. The new bar will serve all your favorite and classic cocktails and mezcal, but specializes in everything tequila: cocktails, shots, shooters and flights. La Cueva will hold some of the most exclusive tequila brands and will have limited addition tequilas available for tastings every month. Like Tucandela, La Cueva will play popular and upbeat Latin tunes, but will also be more open-format by playing hip-hop and dance music. For some visual appeal and entertainment, expect the Mariachis regularly and Lucha Libre Mexican fighters! #LaCuevaBrickell @LaCuevaBrickell
Thursday, January 19, 7pm-10pm – Booby Trap on the River, 3615 NW S River Drive, Miami
Booby Trap opens Thursday, January 19th On The River. Join the grand opening of the newest Booby Trap entertainment complex. Enjoy FREE ADMISSION and OPEN BAR from 7pm til 10pm. The response has been fantastic so far so you’ll definitely want to be there!
The Lantern Garden launches this week, with a grand opening party featuring complimentary light bites, and Bacardi Cocktails from 7 to 9pm. Tunes provided by Dj YSL. Happy Hour will be available all night long 5pm-1:30am. @phucYEA
Thursday, January 19th, 6pm-10pm – Pincho Factory. 1250 S Miami Ave, Miami Brickell
Pincho Factory is honored and excited to announce the official grand opening of Pincho Factory Brickell. This is Pincho #7 and the first (but def not last) opening with new partner and Super Bowl champ, Jonathan Vilma. #PinchoBrickell
Thursday, January 19, 4pm-6pm – Radisson Red Miami Airport, 3405 NW 25th St, Miami
This development marks Riviera Point Development Group 4th EB-5 projectt! This is the first Radisson Red to be built in Florida. Radisson RED is a new hotel philosophy that connects with an ageless millennial mindset through art, music, and fashion. Radisson RED is a Carlson Rezidor franchise. for more info contact Dania Azpúrua at Riviera Point Development Group via email@example.com or 305-433-2397. @RadissonRed
January 21 & 22, Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami
The Race Of Champions (ROC) – one of the most captivating and competitive entertainment events in sports – makes its historical U.S. debut in Miami at Marlins Park on January 21-22, 2017! Marlins Park was transformed into a cutting-edge race track to host this world-class auto racing experience. The Race Of Champions brings together some of the world’s greatest drivers from motor-sports’ elite leagues and disciplines, including Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, Le Mans, MotoGP and Rally X, and sets them free to battle head-to-head in superfast identical race-cars. Featuring Kurt Busch, Juan Pablo Montoya, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Travis Pastrana, Sebastian Vettel, Petter Solberg, Tom Kristensen, Tony Kanaan, Felipe Massa and more!
This action-packed two-day event started on Saturday, January 21st, with the individual Race Of Champions – which showcases the most talented drivers in motor-sports as they put their skills to the test and compete in a flat-out, head-to-head battle to win the coveted title of ‘Champion of Champions’. Sunday, January 22nd, featured the ROC Nations Cup: America vs. The World – where drivers pair-up to chase the title of ‘World’s Fastest Nation’ in a knockout format that features the USA taking on the biggest stars from Latin America and around the globe for national pride. #ROCMiami @RaceOfChampions
January 17 – 19, Fontainebleau Resort & Nobu Eden Roc Hotel, Miami Beach
NATPE welcomed guests to the Fontainebleau and Eden Roc in Miami Beach for the 2017 Market & Conference. From January 17-19, 2017 the Fontainebleau and Eden Roc are the exclusive homes for everything NATPE. Led by president, Marcos Santana, Telemundo Internacional presented a wide ranging variety of content including “La Fan,” Super Series™ “El Chema” and Telemundo’s upcoming drama releases “Guerra de Idolos,” among others. The event featured a live performance from popular Venezuelan duo Chino y Nacho. #NATPE17 @NATPE
Friday, January 13, 8pm-10pm – Art Deco Museum, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Miami Design Preservation League celebrated the 40th anniversary of Art Deco Weekend with an opening night soiree featuring live music by Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra, cocktails and hors’d’oeuvres. MDPL is a non-profit organization devoted to preserving, protecting, and promoting the cultural, social, economic, environmental and architectural integrity of the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Originally organized by Barbara Capitman and friends in 1976, it is the oldest Art Deco Society in the World.
MDPL provides cultural and educational programs to Miami-Dade County residents, surrounding counties, citizens of Florida and to national and international visitors and tourists. Their programs are developed for the general public and have special appeal to those interested in art, design, architecture, history, preservation, urban and community planning and development. #ADW2017 #ArtDeco @ArtDecoWeekend @MDPL1976
Thursday, January 12, 6pm-8pm – Louis Vuitton, 140 NE 39th St, Miami Design District
One year after the launch of its global partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Louis Vuitton launches its first #MakeAPromise day on January 12 to raise funds for children in urgent need through its global network of stores. During this day, in 460 Louis Vuitton stores worldwide in more than 60 countries, 12,000 Louis Vuitton Client Advisors will act as special advocates of the “Louis Vuitton for UNICEF” partnership and promote the sales of the Silver Lockit: a product specially designed to raise funds for UNICEF. You can get involved by purchasing the Silver Lockit in stores, as well as by making a direct donation to UNICEF or raise further awareness by using #MakeAPromise on social media channels.
Friday, January 6, 7pm-11pm – Biscayne Blvd, Between SE 2nd & NE 1st Street, Downtown Miami
Biscayne Green, a public space ‘intervention’ is helping to reimagine Biscayne Boulevard through Downtown Miami as a more walkable and inviting place, transforming three of the medians of Biscayne Boulevard from SE 2 Street to NE 1 Street into a promenade and temporary park. The month-long installation will transform two parking medians and the Bayfront Metromover station into active public space programmed with free events and entertainment from January 6 through January 26, 2017. By putting people first, the Miami DDA aims to create a greater sense of community and reclaim our city streets for the thousands of people who live, visit and work in Miami each day. #BiscayneGreenMIA @downtownMIA
December 26th – December 31st, 12pm – 6am – The House of Five Star, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 500, Miami Beach
Five Star’s New Years Eve is one of the most sought after events of the year – celebrities, opinion leaders, designers and executives convene together on New Year’s Eve. Now in it’s 4th year, Five Star New Year’s Miami has expanded to a week-long suite of programming. Catering to notables globally; the expanded programming provides the perfect environment to reach a curated audience of influential taste-makers across a variety of industries and social circles.
Featuring private yacht rides by YatchLife, the Five Star New Year’s Eve all-white-and-gold themed party exclusively located on Watson Island venue enclosed in a half a million-dollar palatial glass exterior. Seemingly endless food offerings were enjoyed by all including Snapper Crudo, Wild Mushroom Crusted Beef Carpaccio, Asparagus Souffle with Fontina Cheese Fondue, and Whole Poached Wild Pacific Salmon luxuriously washed down with champagne by Perrier-Jouët and cocktails by Padre Azul Tequila. A private fireworks show dazzled attendees at midnight as beats by rotating DJs Dave Sol and Beto Giovannetti and a live band set the soundtrack of the night. Notable guests at the New Year’s extravaganza included R&B singer Mary J Blige, Venezuelan actor Lino Martone and Colombian actor Mauricio Henao. #FiveStarNYE @FiveStarNYE
Thursday, December 8, 6pm-9pm – The Shops at Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave, Coral Gables
The Landmark at Merrick Park, hosted a sneak peek VIP event at the Shops at Merrick Park in Coral Gables. A luxury cinema, The Landmark at Merrick Park features stone and wood finishes, along with a sophisticated, contemporary bar and lounge area, presenting a full bar menu, along with classic concessions and edgier fare unique to Landmark Theatres. The Landmark at Merrick Park is an all-encompassing destination for food, drink and entertainment. Landmark Co-owner Todd Wagner and CEO Ted Mundorff were in attendance and welcomed by Mayor Jim Cason and other Coral Gables dignitaries.