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Nutcracker Magic 2017

Nutcracker Magic 2017Sunday, December 17, 10:30am-12:30pm – Adrienne Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year and join Nutcracker Magic Chairs Tina Carlo and Ana Codina Barlick, who will host Miami City Ballet’s Third Annual Nutcracker Magic Children’s Gala, a family friendly event for children of all ages. Miami City Ballet will debut an all-new production of the holiday favorite George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker this December. Guests of Nutcracker Magic will attend the children’s magical brunch experience followed by a VIP performance experience, with spectacular new sets and costumes designed by award winning power couple, Isabel and Ruben Toledo. Nutcracker Magic guests will enjoy prime seating along with an extraordinary backstage experience for all guests participating at the sponsorship levels. Children’s tickets are $150, and adult tickets are $250 per person. @MiamiCityBallet @ArshtCenter

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Clear Eyes Presents Bridges Aderhold Closing Party

Clear Eyes Presents Bridges AderholdDecember 8 – 10, 2328 North Miami Avenue, Miami Wynwood Arts District

Celebrity actress Vanessa Williams and Miami photographer Bridges Aderhold, known as “The Eye Guy”, closed out the #MyShiningMoment Pop Up presented by Clear Eyes®. The #MyShiningMoment Pop Up was a three-day interactive event celebrating life’s shining moments and showcasing work by renowned Miami photographer Bridges Aderhold. More than 200 people attended the Wynwood event and got the opportunity to get up close and personal with Williams, who is also the Clear Eyes® spokesperson. Many guests enjoyed meeting and even snapping selfies with the actress. Guests also enjoyed getting their eye portraits taken with Aderhold, as well as other creative interactions that included a photo and video confessional booth, where they shared their #MyShiningMoment story.

Aderhold, a native Floridian who has photographed the eyes of more than 12,000 people in the US and around the world, did a one-on-one photography session of Williams’ eyes and presented her with a portrait during the event. DJs Rafael de la Cruz and Lask provided sounds while illusionist Adam Wilber engaged her with some card trick magic. Clear Eyes® launched #MyShiningMoment in May with a digital “eye gallery”, celebrating the moments in life when people look and feel their best–the moments when they truly shine. The interactive campaign brought to life shining moments from a variety of creative influencers, including Vanessa Williams, who shared her shining moment here.

 

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8th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale

8th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series FinaleFriday, December 8, 9pm-11:30pm – Villa Casa Casuarina, 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

The 8th annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale event was held at Miami’s infamous Villa Casa Casuarina – formerly known as the Versace Mansion – where Rae hosted an illustrious mix of celebrities, musicians, socialites, designers and industry innovators to celebrate the extraordinary work of the program’s 16 finalists. The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series is an annual arts competition to uncover emerging artists across North America and provide them with a national platform to showcase their work.

This year, the series had a record breaking number of submissions before the 16 finalists were selected to debut their work at a special exhibit at SCOPE Miami Beach before the finale. As the night winded down, Issa took the stage to announce Vancouver’s Vanessa Lam as the Grand Finale Winner of the 8th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series competition (a first-time Canadian winner for the program). In addition to Lam, Issa Rae announced the Second Place Winner Ariel Vargassal (Los Angeles) and People’s Choice Winner Charity White (Chicago). Following her win, Lam will collaborate with the renowned global arts platform, Artsy, on a groundbreaking public arts installation set to debut in New York City next spring.

For the first time ever, the Artisan Series has partnered with renowned global arts platform, Artsy, to curate the finale event. VIP guests including Olivia Culpo, Eva Longoria, Mark Ronson and Issa Rae’s Insecure costars Broderick Hunter and Sarunas Jackson; models RJ King and Beau Dunn; artists Gregory Siff and Allie & Lexi Kaplan; designer Gigi Burris; and influencer Olivia Lopez who mingled and sipped artfully crafted Bombay Sapphire cocktails while dancing to music spun by designer and special guest DJ Heron Preston.


The Ball of Eden by Perrier-Jouët

The Ball of Eden by Perrier-JouëtThursday, December 7, 7pm – 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Guests were invited to discover Eden by Perrier-Jouët: an ephemeral bubble of wonder, dedicated to reenchanting the urban landscape. Held at the iconic 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the Eden Ball channeled all the energy of DesignMiami/2017 into a celebration of the transformative power of nature. The experience began through a dark corridor filled with luxuriant foliage which opened onto an extravagant urban interior alive with the energy of nature, pulsating from floor to ceiling with digital art by artist Luftwerk. The evening’s special guest was Grammy-nominated singer Ellie Goulding, who performed an exclusive live performance. #ArtOfTheWild #EdenMiami


Kiwanis Of Little Havana 41st Annual Christmas Gala

Kiwanis Of Little Havana Foundation 41st Annual Christmas GalaSaturday, December 2, 8pm-1am – Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami

Kiwanis Of Little Havana Members and Board of Directors kicked off the Holiday Season in style at the 41st Annual Kiwanis Christmas Party. Guests enjoyed a night of cocktails and dancing with Miami’s stunning skyline as the backdrop. iHeart Radio’s Enrique Santos hosted the festivities, which featureed the sounds of internationally-famed salsero Rey Ruiz, Grammy Winner Marlow Rosado y la Riqueña, Nino Segarra, SonLokos, Plena y Bomba by Plena Mar Latino, DJ Zaga and special guest Carlos Oliva. 

The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana is an affiliate of Kiwanis International, a worldwide organization of volunteers dedicated to serving children in their communities. The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana established the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation in 1987 with the mission to further assist the financially underserved Hispanic youth of Miami-Dade County. Since it’s inception, the Foundation has provided thousands of children each year with the opportunity to learn, dream, grow, succeed and thrive through education, technology, health and overall goodwill programs. This year, all proceeds from Kiwanis Christmas Gala will benefit Puerto Rico and the Florida Keys hurricane relief efforts. 


CVI.CHE 105 Aventura Grand Opening

CVI.CHE 105 Aventura Grand OpeningFriday, December 1, 7pm-10pm – CVI.CHE 105 at Aventura Mall, 19565 Biscayne Blvd, Unit #954, Aventura

As part of the new Aventura Mall expansion, the Miami’s most beloved Peruvian restaurant, CVI.CHE 105 opened its third South Florida location. Aventura residents and visitors alike will have a chance to enjoy the famously hip, impeccable yet traditional Peruvian cuisine that’s made CVI.CHE 105’s Downtown and Miami Beach locations so highly popular since 2008. The new space is featuring a full liquor bar and both indoor and outdoor dining, offering menu staples including the freshest ceviche, tiraditos, and anticuchos, plus traditional Peruvian-spiced meat and seafood entrees. Located on the ground level of Aventura Mall’s innovative three-story expansion wing, CVI.CHE 105 Aventura is perfectly situated amongst the all-new dynamic shops and dining concepts. CVI.CHE 105 Aventura is boasting a vibrant décor, keeping in-line with the signature yet modern Peruvian style that is CVI.CHE 105.


Rodney Lough Jr. Gallery Opening

Rodney Lough Jr. Gallery OpeningSunday, December 17, 4pm-7pm – Rodney Lough Jr. Gallery, 737 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Legendary Photographer, Rodney Lough Jr., has opened his newest gallery and is celebrating by hosting an event for Unicorn Children’s Foundation. Come join him and others for this magical event with 20% of all proceeds of the night going to the charity to help kids with special needs excel in their communities. @RodneyLoughJr @ucfoundation

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Avanti Way’s Sunset Branch Grand Opening

Avanti Way’s Sunset Branch Grand OpeningSaturday, December 16, 5pm-7pm – Avanti Way Realty, 5825 Sunset Dr, South Miami

Avanti Way Realty celebrated the Sunset location grand opening & holiday party, sponsored by TSG Group – the prominent real estate development and investment company. The guests celebrate the grand opening of Avanti Way’s newest branch in South Miami, as well as recognize the firm’s top producers for 2017. Guests enjoyed  cocktails, music and gourmet hors d’oeuvres. #AvantiWay @AvantiWay


Bubble-Q Grand Opening

Bubble-Q Grand OpeningSaturday, December 16, 11am-5pm – Casa Florida Restaurant, 437 Southwest 2nd Street, Miami

Join Casa Florida Restaurant for their  outdoor backyard  opening, featuring Bubble-Q all day and Brunch from 11am – 5pm, with exciting outdoor games & brunch specials! FREE veuve clicquot for all the ladies from 11am to 5pm. They also have a vintage 1965 bus for large parties & private events. #MiCasaTuCasa 

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Taiyaki NYC Miami Grand Opening

Taiyaki NYC Miami Grand OpeningFriday, December 15, 3pm-1am – Taiyaki NYC Miami, 143 NW 23rd Street, Miami Wynwood Arts District

Join the grand opening of Taiyaki NYC’s first expansion, Taiyaki NYC – Miami!They bring their signature soft-serve ice cream, original fish-shaped waffle Taiyaki cones, and original Unicorn Float. Taiyaki NYC – Miami is located at 143 NW 23rd Street within the new Asian food market, 1-800-Lucky. For more info email miami@taiyakinyc.com. #TaiyakiNYC @TaiyakiNYC


Jack Honey Art Beats + Lyrics Miami

Jack Honey Art Beats + Lyrics MiamiFriday, December 15, 8pm-1am – Soho Studios, 2136 NW 1st Ave, Miami Wynwood Arts District

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey presents Arts, Beats + Lyrics, a traveling exhibition focused on urban art + hip hop music, sponsored by Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey + Gentleman Jack. This traveling urban art and music exhibition supports visionary artists and musicians who share values of authenticity, creativity, and individuality. These uniquely curated showcases of art and music blur the line between artist and audience. Miami evening was hosted by D.R.E.S. the BEATnik, featuring resident DJs: WERC Crew + Wally Sparks.

Cirque du Soleil Presents: VOLTA

Cirque du Soleil Presents: VOLTADecember 15 – February 4, 8pm-11pm – Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens

Cirque du Soleil presented a new production – Cirque du Soleil VOLTA,  The show premier was on December 15, 2017 under the Big Top next to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.  VOLTA is written and directed by Bastien Alexandre and with Jean Guibert as the director of creation. International electronic group M83, announced as composer and musical director, brings his space-age future pop sound to the Cirque du Soleil stage for the first time ever.

The name VOLTA refers to a sudden about-face, a change in emotion or idea often used in poetry. VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves the adrenaline rush of acrobatics into a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score. VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and the power of the group to make that possible. It celebrates freedom as a movement. 

VOLTA is a 2 hour 15 minutes performance, including a 25 minutes intermission. Cirque du Soleil’s VIP experience includes access to the VIP tent, the best seats under the Big Top with reserved parking, as well as succulent hors-d’oeuvres, wines, and refreshments during intermission, a souvenir gift, private bathrooms, and cloakroom service. Tickets are available at cirquedusoleil.com/volta or by calling 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783). General admission tickets start at $40 per person. 

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The Hideaway Grand Opening Celebration

The Hideaway Grand Opening CelebrationWednesday, December 13, 5pm-7pm – The Hideaway, 21 West Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Located in Fort Lauderdale’s classic Bryan Building, listed in the National Historic Registry, The Hideaway, speakeasy bar serves artisanal cocktails, approximately 30 varieties of craft beers, a large whiskey selection, and an eclectic rotating counter-style menu in an industrial chic setting.

“The Hideaway is unlike any other bar in Fort Lauderdale; it is the first in the city that is a speakeasy, New York-type bar with a history,” said Michael Tuck, owner of The Hideaway, and longtime nightclub and bar owner. “It pays homage to the exciting, multi-faceted history of Fort Lauderdale, while being a part of Fort Lauderdale’s continuing revitalization.” Tuck has owned and operated successful establishments including Automatic Slims, a high-energy rock ‘n’ rock bar in Miami Beach; and Play and Stereo, two of the first VIP EDM clubs in Fort Lauderdale.

Built in approximately 1913, the two-story Bryan Building was constructed for Thomas Bryan, a member of one of Fort Lauderdale’s most notable pioneer families. One of the first hotels in Fort Lauderdale’s original downtown district, it was one of the initial commercial buildings constructed after the 1912 fire that destroyed much of the original Fort Lauderdale.

Acclaimed Designer Kurt VanNostrand, owner of 5&Dime Design, saved the historic designs from the original space in the Bryan Building, even uncovering original columns that were constructed of Dade County Pine. Offering a unique walk back in time, The Hideaway features an authentic lounge, refurbished and reclaimed décor, stamped tin ceilings, and custom period furniture. VanNostrand, who specializes in unique and out-of-the-box designs and hospitality concepts, worked in the hospitality industry himself for over 25 years.

 

 

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Santa Margherita Happy Hour at La Moderna

Santa Margherita Happy Hour at La ModernaTuesday, December 12, 6pm-8pm – La Moderna Miami, 1874 Bay Rd, Miami Beach

La Moderna in Sunset Harbour hosted a special happy hour sponsored by Santa Margherita Wines, featuring two complimentary drinks and passed bites for the first 50 people. La Moderna’s happy hour bar menu offers their own versions of the classics, including Negroni, Tommy’s Spicy Margarita, Hot & Dirty Martini, or Sunset Harbor Spritz $6 each. All happy hour drinks come with two complimentary Mini Margherita, or choice of Tartare di Tonno ($8), Smoked Salmon ($7), Fritto Mare ($6), Polipetti alla Luciana ($7), Risoto Cacio e Pepe ($11), Baby Cotoletta ($12), or Gnocchi all’ Astice ($14).

 

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Broken Crayons Art Exhibit

Broken Crayons Art ExhibitDecember 7 – 10, 6pm-12am – Wynwood, 120 NW 25th Street, #303, Miami Wynwood Arts District

Using Miami’s largest art showcase as its platform, Amigos For Kids hosted a weekend of a full sensory art experience. Amigos For Kids displayed an exhibit with a hidden twist. The seemingly average installation exposed unsuspecting visitors to real drawings from real children, which later turned out to be troubling signs of abuse. This haunting, 4-day exhibit set the scene for an integrated multi-media campaign —  consisting of a film, website and photo assets —  that will transform the honest, unscripted reactions of art goers into a powerful PSA aimed at raising awareness of child abuse in all of its forms. The campaign will draw attention to the subtle, everyday signs of abuse that often go unnoticed, while encouraging adults to be more vigilant and proactive in recognizing those signs. #BrokenCrayons @amigosforkids