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July 29 – August 2, Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
The Annual Miami Salsa Congress is a 5 day Latin music and dance event featuring a unique compilation of the world’s top Salsa talent. On it’s 14th year running, MSC is recognized as one of the largest festivals of it’s kind on the East Coast of the United States and among the top 5 Salsa congresses in the world. The official Miami Salsa Congress Opening Party on Wednesday, July 29th, 9pm-3am at Cuba Ocho Lounge, 1465 SW 8 St, Calle Ocho. The official Kick-Off Party on Thursday July 30th, 9pm-3am at Yuca Lounge, 501 Lincoln Road, South Beach. Free Shuttle Service to and from Deauville Beach Resort. #MSC2015 @MiamiSalsaNews
Thursday, July 30, 8pm-11:30pm – The Rok Family Shul, 35 SE 9th Street, Miami Brickell
Join YJP Miami for the 5th Annual White Party at SKY Rooftop Lounge. Get dressed in white and meet 100s of Miami’s young Jewish adult community on this special holiday of Tu’BAv – The Jewish Holiday of Romance. Enjoy open bar, tapas, sushi, and DJ entertainment. Advance tickets are $30 or $36 at the door. $75 VIP tickets includes VIP parking, Top Shelf Bar, Private Sushi Chef and Support of YJP.
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
Thursday, July 30, 7pm – ella, 140 NE 39th Street, Miami Design District
James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schwartz is cooking dinner at ella, his new light and airy pop up cafe nestled in the Miami Design District’s Palm Court. Usually open till 7 and serving breakfast, lunch and early evening bites, ella will stay open late and offer a prix fixe menu of 4 set courses with wine pairings for $75, excluding tax and gratuity. From the first toast of Bonny Doone bubbles to the mango-coconut rice pudding, you will be indulged with a creative and delicious menu. Among the preparations are roasted eggplant with coconut milk, chili paste, toasted garlic and mint and a caramelized and braised Kingfish with cucumber and pickled mustard greens that will pair with a Marsanne from Rhodaniennes, France. Tables are set up with communal seating, and tickets are available online exclusively in advance for seatings beginning at 7pm. @ellapopmiami
Thursday, July 30, 6:30pm-9pm – WeWork Lincoln Road, 350 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Join Tech Cocktail for an exciting evening of startups, cocktails, and conversation! Tech.Co production is touring the world hosting regional startup showcase events where we let our live audiences and online readers pick their favorite startups to find the world’s most innovative startups. The tour supports the startup journey by providing resources, connections, and community. But all members of the tech community are invited to join us for these unique events. The winners you help select will get the chance to compete in Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year Competition at Celebrate 2015! In short, the 10 month Celebrate 2015 Startup of the Year Competition and Startup Tour produced by Tech.Co & Tech Cocktail is a search for the best startup in the world. Tickets start at $10 per person. @TechCocktail
Thursday, July 30, 6pm-8pm – Piripi Miami, 320 San Lorenzo Ave Suite 1315, Coral Gables
Come join the Ponce Society of Young Professionals (PSYP) group at their 4th Annual Shirt and Tie Drive, and bring a new or used shirt or tie. $10 for 1 drink ticket and appetizers, also happy hour specials!
Join United Way of Miami-Dade‘s Young Leaders and their guests for an exclusive happy hour at Ball & Chain, sponsored by Law Offices of Jonathan J. Alfonso, P.A. Guests will enjoy an evening of meeting and mingling with young professionals, as well as light appetizers, one complimentary drink and an extended Buy 1 – Get 1 happy hour special. There will also be a social media contest that guests can enter by uploading their best photo of the event on a public Instagram account, tagging @UnitedWayMiami and using #YoungLeadersMiami. The winner will receive a Veritage Miami gold-medal bottle of wine, and have his/her photo featured on the @UnitedWayMiami Instagram account. For more information on upcoming events or on United Way Young Leaders, email email@example.com. Complimentary to United Way’s Young Leaders, and $20 per person non-Young Leader contribution.
Thursday, July 30, 6pm-8:30pm – Red Ginger Restaurant, 736 1st Street, Miami Beach
Join Miami Beach Latin Chamber of Commerce business after-hours networking and make new contacts at Red Ginger Restaurant. Enjoy tasty Asian hors d’oeuvres, locally inspired & 2 open bar cocktails, and big raffle prizes. Registration for members is free, and non-members $10 cash only. @MiamiBeachLatin
Thursday, July 30, 6pm-2am – American Social Las Olas, 721 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
Join #AmSo Thursday July 30th to support the #SAVEUBER in Broward movement! Free Uber rides to and from American Social by using promo code SAVEUBERAMSOC! Complimentary “UBER-Mules” provided to anyone that uses UBER to arrive at #AmSo! Don’t forget to sign the petition: https://action.uber.org/broward/
Thursday, July 30, 6pm-8pm – Lauderdale Yacht Club, 1725 SE 12th St, Fort Lauderdale
Join Next Gen 4 HANDY at the beautiful Lauderdale Yacht Club for summer social. Guests will receive complimentary appetizers and one free drink! The mission of Next Gen 4 HANDY is to recruit South Florida’s young professionals and next generation of leaders to attend social and networking events to raise money and awareness for HANDY. Next Generation values giving back to the community by helping the disadvantaged youth served by HANDY while having a good time doing it! Members tickets are $15, and non-members $25. #NextGen4HANDY