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The International SeaKeepers Society Founders’ Dinner 2016

The International SeaKeepers Society Founders’ Dinner 2016Thursday, November 3, 7pm-11pm – Private Residence, Fort Lauderdale

A dynamic evening highlighting the work of The International SeaKeepers Society in partnership with the yachting community. Each year SeaKeepers is proud to work with a dedicated group of yacht owners and their captains in designing and executing programming around conservation, education, and research. Expedition highlights will be shared with guests and DISCOVERY Yacht Members will be recognized. Individual tickets are $300.  For more info contact or 305-448-7089. @SeaKeepers


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Coral Gables Community Foundation’s 2016 ‘A Passage to India’ Gala

Coral Gables Community Foundation’s 2016 'A Passage to India' GalaFriday, October 14, 7pm – Coral Gables Country Club, 997 North Greenway Drive, Coral Gables

The Coral Gables Community Foundation presented the 25th edition of its annual black tie gala, “A Passage to India,” co-chaired by Sissy DeMaria and Mary Young. Miami’s high society participated in a wondrous and romantic evening inspired by a place historically described as an intermix of times and civilization. The evening payed tribute to distinguished honorees: Armando Codina, Roberto Martinez, Trish and Dan Bell, Rick and Margarita Tonkinson, former Mayor Dorothy Thomson, and Nat Moore.

Traditional Indian folk musicians welcomed guests, while artists applied intricate henna, or “mehndi,” designs to the hands and palms of eager attendees. In addition to a silent auction and live entertainment, guests also enjoyed a dazzling gastronomic experience, appropriately enhanced with curries and spices, by classically trained chef Richard Hutton of the Coral Gables Country Club.

All proceeds generated from “A Passage to India” will benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation, a non-profit which fosters pivotal programs and initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of life of community members residing in “The City Beautiful” and for generations to come. Established in 1991 and led by community leaders, the Coral Gables Community Foundation has long served as a philanthropic conduit within the City, connecting those individuals and corporations who are seeking to positively impact its citizens and the community’s overall growth. For 25 years, the Foundation has helped youth, elderly and disabled residents through a range of service, from providing dental care to children in-need, to sponsoring cultural activities and awarding an array of annual scholarships to deserving residents. #CGCFGALA @CGCF

Photos by: Natalia Garcia

Artefacto’s 6th Annual Design House

Artefacto’s 6th Annual Design HouseThursday, October 13, 7pm-10pm – Artefacto Coral Gables, 4440 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables

Brazilian furnishings powerhouse Artefacto unveiled the 2017 edition of Design House, celebrating the brand’s 40th anniversary and “A Fashionable Life.” The exhibition opened in the Coral Gables showroom, where nine handpicked interior design firms curated spaces inspired by international fashion houses, from Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana to Pucci and Tom Ford. The star talents reflect both their personal style and essence of the sartorial brands, incorporating Artefacto’s new fall/winter collection into thoughtfully designed vignettes.

Models from Neiman Marcus also showcased the latest trends from each brand. Alison Antrobus and Ruby Ramirez even designed a vegan-friendly space in line with Stella McCartney’s commitment to animal activism! This year’s lineup of star designers + fashion houses includes:

Photos by: Natalia Garcia

9th Annual Friends of St. Jude Miami “It’s All About The Kids”

9th Annual Friends of St. Jude Miami “It’s All About The Kids”Saturday, October 1, 7:30pm-11:30pm – JW Marriott Marquis, 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami

Friends of St. Jude (FOSJ) Miami, the young professionals group dedicated to raising awareness and funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, hosted the 9th Annual International Dermatology “It’s All About the Kids”, a Havana Retro themed signature event, presented by the Andrés Asion Foundation at the JW Marriott Marquis in downtown Miami.

This year “It’s All About the Kids” is recognizing the Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of iHeartLatino, community activist and philanthropist, Enrique Santos with the “St. Jude Stephan Gutierrez Award.” His dedication to the mission of St. Jude has been exemplary and worthy of recognition.

“I support St. Jude because I have seen firsthand the lifesaving work and research that takes place. Work and research that would be impossible without support and donations,” said Enrique Santos. “All kids deserve a chance in life and cancer has impeded that for way too many. By supporting St. Jude we support life.”

This year’s hosts include award-winning journalist and anchor of Univision Network’s news-magazine show Primer Impacto Pamela Silva Conde and WPLG Local 10’s, Victor Oquendo. The evening featured a tasting menu and signature cocktail, “YOLO-Make a Difference,” which was inspired by Andres Asion, as well as entertainment by DJ Pete Diaz accompanied by the fun beats of the Bongos. #FriendsOfStJudeMiami #StJudeMiamiGala #StJude

Photos by: Natalia Garcia

MCYA’s 5th Annual Fashion Gives Back

MCYA's 5th Annual Fashion Gives Back Thursday, September 29, 6pm-9pm – The Moore Building, N.E. 40th Street & 2nd Avenue, Miami Design District

Miami Children’s Young Ambassadors (MCYA) hosted its 5th Annual Fashion Gives Back, a philanthropic fall runway fashion show with Neiman Marcus Bal Harbours Fall Fashion Trends, co-chaired by Ricky Patel and Zak Mann. The fashion show featured one of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital patients, Astry who joined the models on the runway at the end of the show!

Fashion Gives Back was created in 2012 by MCYA Members Ricky Patel and Wesley Farrell, partners of Farrell and Patel, Attorneys at Law. Farrell and Patel along with MCYA Members have successfully organized this event throughout the years raising funds and awareness for patients of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. #GiveBackInFashion #2gether4thechildren

Photos by: Natalia Garcia

Arts for Learning 15th Anniversary Gala

Arts for Learning 15th Anniversary GalaSaturday, September 24, 6:30pm-10pm – Eden Roc, 4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

For 15 years, Arts for Learning, a Miami-based nonprofit advancing teaching and learning through the arts, has reached more than 117,000 underserved children and youth. In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Arts for Learning hosted “The Chance to Create,” the Rat Pack era of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. themed gala, to help bring additional arts education and programs to children across South Florida.

Prominent philanthropists, socialites and art members of the South Florida community joined to support Arts for Leaning, arts education and programming. The exciting evening featured a special performance by some of Miami’s brightest jazz stars including Grammy nominated percussionist Sammy Figueroa. Joining Figueroa on stage to play tribute to iconic jazz artists will be singer and vocalists Nicole Henry, Lenard Rutledge and Big Brooklyn Red. #A4LTheChanceToCreate

Photos by: Brittany Robey

MADA Presents Art Nox Wynwood

MADA Presents Art Nox WynwoodSaturday, October 22, 6pm-10pm – Wynwood Arts District, NW 2nd Ave, Miami Wynwood Arts District

Miami Art Dealers Association (MADA) is pleased to announce its inauguralal Art Nox event in Wynwood. Come join us as 10 of our member galleries will open their doors together on October 22nd. Each gallery is presenting a new show to the public, and all of the participating galleries are within walking distance of each other. This will be a festive and exciting evening of art in Miami’s vibrant Wynwood neighborhood. #MADAMiami


Family ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ Celebration

Family 'Dia De Los Muertos' CelebrationSaturday, October 22, 12pm-4pm – Koubek Center, Miami Dade College, 2705 SW 3rd St, Miami

Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center, su casa de cultura, launches its new bilingual family series, Playtime: Días de las Familias, from Noon – 4 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 22, with a Día de Los Muertos celebration. The Playtime series continues on November 12 with Aventuras de Don Quixote (Adventures of Don Quixote). This event is free and open to the public.

The series fills an important niche in Miami, as it provides parents an engaging (and free) way for their children to learn and practice Spanish. The fun and interactive family days will highlight the diverse arts, crafts, literary histories, and music and dance of the city’s many Hispanic cultures. Children will be invited to sing, dance, create and speak together en Español.

Playtime begins with a festive bang–a Dia de los Muertos celebration. With help from The Puppet Network, Ameyal Cultural Center, and the Mexican Cultural Institute in Miami, activities will include a puppet parade; thematic face painting and craft making (skull masks and papel picado: paper decorated with cut-outs); live Mexican folkloric music and dance performances and storytelling; an ofrenda (Day of the Dead altar) exhibit; a musical instrument petting zoo and more! Mexican food will be available for purchase. @KoubekCenterMDC

Ribbon Cutting for Progresso Village Improvement Project

Ribbon Cutting for Progresso Village Improvement ProjectSaturday, October 22, 10am-11am – Sistrunk Boulevard and NW 4 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

Join Fort Lauderdale Village District to celebrate the completion of the Progresso Village Neighborhood Improvement Project. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 10am at the northwest corner of Sistrunk Boulevard and NW 4th Ave. #ProgressoVillage #FTLVillageDistrict @FTLCityNews

Half/Full Underground Thursday Night Party at Rec Room

Half/Full Underground Thursday Night Party at Rec RoomThursday, October 20, 11pm-2am – Rec Room, 1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

LDV Hospitality’s Rec Room invites guests to experience the fall debut of their new Thursday weekly party Half/Full, launching on October 20th. The night will be curated by Miami’s own talented DJ duo, Paperwater, comprised of longtime friends and fellow producers Eddy Samy and Daygee Kwia. Thursdays are sure to bring endless good vibes through Paperwater’s creations and collection of guest djs pushing the envelope across all genres of music. Once you’ve spent the night dancing away, guests are encouraged to satisfy those late night cravings with complimentary pizza starting at 2 a.m. – something that has become a trademark of the Half/Full experience. Grab a signature cocktail and step into an evening set to impress even the most seasoned of party goers. Admission to this event is free of charge and open to the public (pizza too!) For table reservations, call 786-975-2555 or email #RecRoomHalfFullParty @GaleSobe

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KNT Beauty Studio Grand Opening

KNT Beauty Studio Grand OpeningThursday, October 20, 6pm-11pm – KNT Beauty Studio, 9728 SW 40 ST, Miami

Join for an evening filled with fun, laughter, excitement and gourmet bites provided by Celebrity Chef Mariline Villa. Complimentary henna by The Henna Company Miami & drinks will be available between 6pm – 8:30pm. In addition, swag bags will be given out which include product samples provided by KNT Cosmetics and acclaimed Miami Aesthetic Dermetologist Dr. Mariano Busso. Guest will also have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of these amazing cosmetics treatments provided by Dr. Busso. Tickets will be sold before and during the event. @knt_cosmetics


2016 Common Field Convening Miami

2016 Common Field Convening MiamiOctober 20 – 23, Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami

The Common Field Convening is an itinerant annual gathering created by and for the field of visual artists’ organizations. These organizations support artists and foster experimental projects that are responsive to and embedded in the places and communities in which they live and work.

This years convening in Miami investigates the contexts and conditions of experimental arts organizing in a time of accelerated capitalism. The convening is organized in collaborating partnership by Miami’s BFI (Bas Fisher Invitational), Cannonball, Dimensions Variable, and Locust Projects, an alliance of local Miami organizers and a national Common Field team.

The 2016 program includes panels, breakouts, data blitzes, workshops, events, tours, and celebrations throughout the city. This year’s program includes a variety of formats for intimate conversation, peer-to-peer exchange and cross-pollination around both practical and value driven issues. It also provides forums for Common Field members to connect and strategize trajectories for the year ahead.

Tickets for the event are $150 / $125 for Common Field members. The tickets include access to the Thursday opening, two full days of panels and sessions, Sunday tours, light breakfasts and lunches on Friday and Saturday, and a dazzling array of social events. Tickets also include opportunities to present and share project and organizational information with other attendees. #CommonFieldMIA


Photos by: Natalia Garcia

Boys & Girls Clubs Gala Kick-Off Luncheon Onboard the NCL Escape

Boys & Girls Clubs Gala Kick-Off Luncheon Onboard the NCL EscapeSaturday, October 15, 10:30am-4pm – Portm Miami, 1015 N America Way, Miami

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade hosted its kick-off luncheon for the 10th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala on-board the Norwegian Escape, the latest and largest state-of-the-art vessel from Norwegian Cruise Line. Proceeds from “Wild About Kids” Gala on November 12th at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs, including after school programs, homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts & crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs, for area children who need them the most. #WAK2016 @BGCMia

Grand Opening cassa brickell

Grand Opening cassa brickellThursday, October 13, 7pm-10pm – cassa brickell, 201 SW 17th Road, Miami Brickell

Guests enjoyed a rooftop soiree with sweeping views featuring Ignacio Gana sculptures, and cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, provided by MG Events to mark completion of Brickell’s innovative, boutique residential project. cassa brickell an 81-unit boutique residence project by TSG Paragon Development, is a 10-story development designed by Carlos Ponce de Leon, with its rooftop vegetable garden, summer kitchen, infinity pool, vertical garden and fitness center, as signature amenities.

34th Miami Film Festival Poster Unveiling

34th Miami Film Festival Poster UnveilingWednesday, October 12, 7:30pm-10pm – Faena Miami Beach Hotel, 3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival has selected Argentinian designer, photographer and graphic artist Juan Gatti, founder of Gatti Studios in Madrid, as the official poster artist for the 34th edition. The poster was unveiled following the screening of Juan Gatti: Main Titles, a collection of Gatti’s most iconic credit sequence designs, at the Faena Miami Beach Hotel. This year’s artwork will be remembered as one of the most passionate and intricate designs to date.

Having recently lent his seductively ornate style to Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Gatti is renowned for his work as an illustrator for advertising agencies, magazines, and record covers. For over four decades, Gatti has contributed some of modern cinema’s most unique credit and title sequences, in films for Pedro Almodóvar (including Women on the Nervous Breakdown, High Heels, Broken Embraces, Volver), Alex de la Iglesia, Manuel Gómez Pereira, Susan Seidelman, Félix Sabroso and many more.

Gatti has worked as a designer in New York, and Madrid, with other fashion and culture greats through the countercultural movement in the 1970s, and held the post of art director of Italian Vogue, as well as art director of CBS Records. Gatti was bestowed with Spain’s National Design Award in 2004 and the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts in 2009. #MiamiFF @MiamiFilmFest

An Evening of Raw Craft: Season Two Screening

An Evening of Raw Craft: Season Two ScreeningMonday, October 10, 6:30pm – O Cinema, 500 71st St, Miami Beach

The Balvenie’s Raw Craft Series celebrated craftsmen who do things the old fashioned way. It provides viewers with an opportunity to step into the world of people who don’t rely on machines or mass production; they create wonderful things by hand. The Balvenie hosted an enchanted evening of handcrafted entertainment to get an exclusive first look at the newest episode of Raw Craft: Season Two. Guests explored the Balvenie Five Rare Crafts and engage in a Crafted Conversation, to learn all about the connection between Craftsmen, Anthony Bourdain and The Balvenie. They also participate in a Q&A with Brand Ambassadors and stars from the films, as well as a guided tasting of The Balvenie range, and popcorn provided during viewing.