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Rodney Strong Vineyards Family Ownership Silver Anniversary

Rodney Strong Vineyards Family Ownership Silver AnniversarySaturday, September 20, 8pm – The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables

As a part of the esteemed James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner Series, The Biltmore Hotel will host a star-studded dinner celebrating 25 years of Tom Klein’s family ownership of Rodney Strong Vineyards on Saturday, September 20 at 8 pm. The dinner will be part of a simultaneous live broadcast, which will bring together scores of the world’s top chefs on one night from four cities including Miami, FL; Healdsburg, CA; New York, NY; and Austin, TX. The live feed will be viewable to guests through multiple screens in each city as well as online at The evening will begin with passed hors d’oeuvres and champagne, followed by a spectacular and decadent dining experience inclusive of four courses, each prepared by a different chef and accompanied by a Rodney Strong Vineyard wine selection. Throughout dinner, guests will have the opportunity to meet the chefs, ask questions and get a true behind-the-scenes glimpse of the culinary world. Proceeds from the event will benefit the James Beard Foundation. Chefs participating in the event include the Biltmore Hotel’s own David Hackett, Giuseppe “Beppe” Galazzi, Gregory Pugin and Olivier Rodriguez, as well as Josh Silvers from Jackson’s Bar & Oven in Santa Rosa, CA. Tickets are $225 per person, inclusive of tax and tip.


Sexy Sassy Strong Fitness Opening Party

Sexy Sassy Strong Fitness Opening PartySaturday, September 20, 8pm-11:30pm - Sexy Sassy Strong Fitness, 1791 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami

Join Sexy Sassy Strong Fitness for the fitness Explosion Opening Party! Sexy Sassy Strong Fitness is a new pole and dance studio that offers a great variety of classes, they are 15 different types of workout in total including Pole Dance Lessons for any level, ballet barre classes, Pilates, Brazilian butt lift, belly Afro samba, salsa, Zumba and many more! Don’t miss: The Fit Crazy Hour, raffles, fashion show, performances, DJ Dozier, vendors, class demo (introducing Pound Workout, Belly Afro Samba). Get fit dancing and have fun!


Site Specific Performance Series at Miami Design District

Site Specific Performance Series at Miami Design DistrictSaturday, September 20, 7:30pm-10:30pm - The Moore Bldg. & The Garden Bldg., 175  N.E. 40th Street, Miami Design District

The Miami Design District will resume its Site Specific Performance Series for the 2014-2015 edition. Site-Specific brings performance out of the traditional theater and into our neighborhood. Enjoy performances by Miami’s most talented actors, writers, singers, poets and musicians as they turn the Design District into a roving theatrical event.


2014 Annual Sponsor An Athlete Awards Dinner

2014 Annual Sponsor An Athlete Awards DinnerSaturday, September 20, 7pm-11pm – The Mandarin Oriental Miami, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami Brickell

The Sponser An Athlete Awards Dinner provides an opportunity for Special Olympics Florida to honor our most incredible Athletes, Coaches, Volunteers and Community Partners in Miami-Dade County while raising awareness and funds for our county program. Special Olympics is unique in that it provides free year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for over 3,500 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Through quality-based athletic programs, we empower the athletes we serve to achieve healthier lifestyles, dignity, self confidence, social acceptance and hope while becoming productive members of society. ESPN Sports Anchor Max Bretos will host this event that will celebrate Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day with 500 elite guests. Individual tickets are $350.


Aqua Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Aqua Celebrates 10 Year AnniversarySaturday, September 20, 7pm-10pm – Gale South Beach, 1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Aqua Foundation for Women celebrates its 10-year anniversary.The Foundation invites you to celebrate at its annual cocktail fundraiser, Aqua Affair at the beautiful Gale South Beach. Aqua Foundation for Women was created in response to the need to have an organization run by women and for women. Attendees will enjoy complimentary savory cocktails provided by Grey Goose Vodka, delectable bites and enjoy a live performance by local musician, Es Oh. A stellar silent auction will feature items from Olivia Travel, JetBlue Airways and several local events, hotels, eateries and more. Tickets range from $55-$95.


Louder Than A Bomb Florida: Kickoff Extravaganza

Louder Than A Bomb Florida: Kickoff ExtravaganzaSaturday, September 20, 7pm - Paradise Live at Seminole Hard Rock, 5804 Seminole Way, Hollywood

The Miami Dolphins and Nova Southeastern University present Louder Than A Bomb Florida: Kickoff Extravaganza. Louder Than A Bomb is a county-wide teen poetry festival being brought to Broward County by The Jason Taylor Foundation and The bluapple Poetry Network. Students from throughout all of Broward County, and beyond, will compete in a team poetry festival that culminates during April, National Poetry Month. This Kickoff Extravaganza is the launching event for this amazing program and will feature internationally-renowned poets and the SPEAK, a collective of youth poets from various schools in Broward County. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $5 Students w/ I.D. #LTABFLA @JTFoundation99 @OmariHardwick @bluapplePoetry


South Beach Grub & Pub Crawl

South Beach Grub & Pub CrawlSaturday, September 20, 6:30pm-12am – Clevelander Hotel, 1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Grub & Pub Crawl Miami is a walking tour of different areas in Miami in which we will hit five to six different restaurants. Two to three will provide a complimentary sample of a menu item and the other three will provide a free glass of wine, cocktail, or beer. Great for groups of friends or meeting new people.  Come enjoy an evening in South Beach while you wine, dine, walk, and unwind in a lineup of restaurants involving Miami’s most well known to it’s delectable hidden gems. A six hour event, with an hour spent at each location to take in each ambiance. The last stop will host an after party and provide a free drink to all event attendees. General admission is $40. Use Promo Code CRAWL for 50% off.


The Heat of Fashion Show Designer Competition

The Heat of Fashion Designer Competition Semi FinalsSeptember 6 & 20 - The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, 5th Floor Oceanfront Terrace, 601 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

The THOF Fashion Designer Competition seeks and supports a community of up-and-coming and undiscovered talent in the field of fashion design. The aim of this event is to give student and recent grads access to a new media platform, gain exposure, potential buyers, and the opportunity to keep marketing their amazing collections.

The Heat of Fashion Competition: Semi-Finals Live Mannequin Presentation
Saturday, September 6, 6:00pm
Join The Atlantic Hotel & Spa for the Semi-Finals Live Mannequin Presentation as fifteen semi-finalists battle it out to win a coveted spot in The Heat of Fashion Designer Competition Runway Fashion Show. During the evening, the contestants will each be showcasing two designs, on models, to the South Florida community. There will be a cocktail reception where guests can purchase an array of eclectic hors d’oeuvres and cocktails from the hotel restaurant, Beauty & the Feast Bar|Kitchen. General admission: $10.

The Heat of Fashion Competition: Runway Fashion Show Finale
Saturday, September 20, 6:00pm
The Heat is on! Join The Atlantic Hotel & Spa for The Heat of Fashion Designer Competition Runway Fashion Show. The top 8 finalists will present 5 designs, in a 3-5 minute time slot, to a distinguished panel of judges. The winner of will be selected based upon certain criteria. One grand prize winner will receive a cash prize, photo shoot, TV and radio production for a commercial, 1st place trophy and product placement in a trendy Fort Lauderdale boutique. General admission: 25 | VIP: $45.


El Main Evento III at Magic City Casino

El Main Evento III at Magic City CasinoSaturday, September 20, 5pm-10pm - Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami

El Main Evento is back for its 3rd year, celebrating Mexican culture with mariachis, margaritas, a burrito eating contest, food trucks and Lucha Libre! Yes, actual Wrestling in a Ring, featuring the wrestlers from UKNOWPRO. Children and well behaved pets are welcome. Food truck line-up includes: Box of Chacos, Crazydilla, Da Burger Shack, Daddy’s Grill, Don Mofongo, El Rey de las Fritas, The Empanada Truck, HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars, Jefe’s Original Fish Taco & Burgers, King of Racks BBQ, Liquid N2 Ice Cream, Marlie’s Delights, Ms. Cheezious, Paradise Shave Ice, Passion BBQ, Poblanos Mexican Fusion, Purple People Eatery, The Rolling Stove, Saucy Stache, Taco Fresh, Top Fries. All the food trucks will have all their regular menus along with the special Mexican themed dishes. Prices for food vary per truck. Admission is FREE.

5th Annual Sam Adams Octoberfest

Sam Adams OctoberfestSeptembeer 19 & 20 – Sam Adams Castle at SoHo Studios Wynwood, 2136 NW 1st Avenue, Wynwood Arts District

The Sam Adams Octoberfest is back for its 5th year making it Miami’s Original Octoberfest.  This traditional festival will celebrate all that is the true Bavarian Tradition with plenty of great seasonal brews, authentic food and genuine music & entertainment. Not only will the beer be flowing, but there will be plenty of activities for all to enjoy. The admission packages range from $20 to $50.  #ThisisOctoberfest