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 April 2015

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Fords Gin Presents BareKnuckle Bartender II

Fords Gin Presents BareKnuckle Bartender IIMonday, April 20, 8pm – FINKA Table and Tap, 14690 SW 26 St, Miami

The BareKnuckle Bartender™ series continues in an epic GIN Battle! Incredible bartenders will be squaring off behind the bar, with time limits, special ingredients and drink challenges. Special GUEST judges determine who is the BareKnuckle Champ! This will be a Tyler vs Tyler showdown! Tyler Kitzman from Lure Fishbar vs Tyler Ridgeway of Repour! Come be part of the fun of this epic GIN Battle & remember 1st PUNCH is FREE!

Opera Masqué

Opera MasquéMonday, April 20, 7:30pm-9:30pm – The M Building, 194 NW 30th St, Miami Design District

Opera Masqué or Masquerade Ball, you decide. For its season’s closing concert, Musimelange is partnering with IlluminArts, to present you what has always been one of all Vocal and Instrumental Chamber Music Masterpieces. IlluninArts was founded by Seraphic Fire’s Mezzo-Soprano: Amanda Crider with a mission to offer audience engaging performances of Art Song, Vocal Chamber Music and poetry so it is naturally that the two organizations are working together to create a special and memorable evening.
Act 1: Hors d’oeuvres & Wine Tasting
Act 2: Ottorino Respighi
Act 3: Enjoy the company of the artists while indulging gourmet desserts.
Price: $55 online or $65 at the door and includes hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a concert and desserts.


Eating House’s Annual 4:20 Dinner

Eating House’s Annual 4:20 DinnerMonday, April 20, 6:30pm-11pm - Eating House, 804 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables

Eating House has announced the menu for its annual 4/20 dinner. The dinner celebrates the restaurant’s favorite ‘holiday’ on Monday, April 20. The seven-course menu is $42 a person with $4.20 drink specials offered all night. Call 305-448-6524 or email for reservations. @eating_house

Wine Dinner at Valentino Cucina Italiana

Wine Dinner at Valentino Cucina ItalianaMonday, April 20, 6:30pm – Valentino, 620 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale

At this special Wine Dinner, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy expertly planned dishes created by Chef Giovanni Rocchio and Chef de Cuisine Jimmy Everett. Each dish will be paired with a complementary wine, balancing flavor profiles with excellence. The winemakers themselves will be making introductions at each course and recounting stories of their wine making adventures. Winemakers Claudio Alario, Gianmario Marchisio from Cascina Del Pozzo, and Amandine LeClere from Fattoria Montellori will spend time with guests discussing the pairings and answering questions. $150 per person plus tax and gratuity. Limited seating is available. Guests can book their seat by calling 954-523-5767. @ValentinoCucina

LatinasRepresent Miami Young Latinas in Public Service Forum

LatinasRepresent Miami Young Latinas in Public Service ForumMonday, April 20, 5:30pm–9pm – The University of Miami Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables

The goal of this event is to lift up the stories of elected Latina leaders, educate Latinas about public service opportunities, and inspire young Latinas to get involved in political life. Refreshments and hors d’œuvres will be provided. Note: While this event is intended for Latina millennials, all are welcome.


An Evening Of Jazz, Wine And Cheese at Winn-Dixie

An Evening Of Jazz, Wine And Cheese at Winn-DixieMonday, April 20, 5pm-7pm - Winn-Dixie Store, #370, 8710 SW 72nd St, Miami

Winn-Dixie is inviting customers to start their week with an evening of jazz music, wine and artisan cheeses. As part of this special evening, shoppers will enjoy cheese and wine tastings, live jazz entertainment and more.


4th annual Miami and Beaches Environmental Film Festival

4th annual Miami and Beaches Environmental Film FestivalApril 15 – 19, 7pm-10pm – Various Locations on Miami Beach

Miami and Beaches Environmental Film Festival will be held April 15-19th, 2015 and with an overarching theme around climate change awareness. Showcasing a compelling array of films based on environmental issues of local and global concern, this year’s Festival also coincides with important milestones, namely the Centennial of Miami Beach and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, which has been at the forefront of raising awareness globally about sustainable development and climate change. In addition to screenings of feature length documentary films, fiction, short films, and animation, this year’s Festival will also include interactive workshops and complementary exhibits and other activities for people of all ages. #‎FilmFest2015 @ecomb


2015 Miami Cochon 555

2015 Miami Cochon 555Sunday, April 19, 5pm-9pm – Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Cochon 555, the country’s most talked about culinary competition arrives in Miami with an epic 3-day feast showcasing the best bites, chefs and who’s who of the good food movement. The goal, to celebrate family farms, heritage breed pigs and tilt the scales to favor today’s emerging chef community struggling to pay premium prices for safer, more flavorful food raised by real farmers.

One-of-a-kind dining experiences Friday and Saturday lead up to the main event, Cochon 555, on Sunday at Loews Miami Beach Hotel – the Official Host of the weekend. This year’s competing chefs include Lindsay Autry of Fin & Feather, Xavier Torres of Drunken Dragon, Todd Erickson of Haven South Beach, Jason Pringle of db Bistro Moderne and Richard Hales of Blackbrick. The five chefs, champions of whole hog utilization, will prepare a maximum of six dishes with hopes to win votes from a crowd of hungry gourmands and celebrated judges. They will be preparing heritage breed pigs raised on local farms including South Florida Heritage Farm, FKS Farms, Maverick Meats, Palmetto Creek Farms and The Florida Fresh Meat Company. General admission tickets are $125, and VIP tickets are $200. #cochon555 @COCHON555


XIV Neon Miami Vice with Posso

XIV Neon Miami Vice with PossoSunday, April 19, 4pm-1am - Hyde Beach at SLS South Beach, 1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

XIV Sessions, a recurring and imaginative party series, is bringing a new level of energy and creativity to Miami’s party scene with XIV Neon Miami Vice. On Sunday, April 19, the monthly summer party invites guests to don their best neon gear and party without inhibition with DJ duo POSSO. Hyde Beach at SLS South Beach will be transformed into a glowing electronic dance paradise with larger-than-life decorations, hundreds of pounds of confetti, and the freshest house beats. The champagne fueled monthly XIV is infamous around the country for its party slogan, “Save Water, Spray Champagne.” Well-known DJs lead the crowd in the champagne spraying and napkin throwing that gained XIV its notorious reputation in cities like Los Angeles and Las Vegas. #XIVMADEMEDOIT #SaveWaterSprayChampagne @HydeBeachMiami @XIVSessions @PossoUniverse

THE SIZZLE SPLASH: Season Finale Pool Party & BBQ at the Surfcomber

THE SIZZLE SPLASH: Season Finale Pool Party & BBQ at the SurfcomberSunday, April 19, 4pm-7pm - The Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Friends of New World Symphony invites you to finish out the season in style. Watch the sun set poolside at the legendary Surfcomber Hotel in Miami Beach while enjoying BBQ, live rock funk Latin music by OIGO curated by Suenalo’s Adrian Gonzalez-Arrendondo, cocktails courtesy of Bacardi, and socializing with the next generation of South Florida leaders.

Friends of NWS is comprised of young leaders who advocate America’s Orchestral Academy. This engaging group of passionate young professionals attends concerts and chic after-hours events in continued support of the New World Symphony. Access is complimentary for all Friends of NWS members. To inquire about membership, contact Iva Kosovic at 305-428-6734 or iva.kosovic@nws.eduSingle Tickets are available for $30 per person.