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The Pacesetter Event of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation 2017

The Pacesetter Event of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation 2017Thursday, December 14, 5:30pm-9pm – Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

The Pacesetter Event is one of the most important annual events for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign, raising millions of dollars to support vital social services in Miami, in Israel and around the world. Each year, hundreds of Miami’s most committed and enthusiastic philanthropists gather for an elegant evening addressing major topics of concern to the Jewish people. The event is being co-chaired by Jane & Amir Gold and Robert Zarco. Amy N. Dean is Federation Chair of the Board and Jeffrey Scheck is General Campaign Chair. The Mission of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is to mobilize human and financial resources to care for those in need, strengthen Jewish life and advance the unity, values and shared purpose of the Jewish people in Miami, in Israel and around the world. Tickets are $155 per person.


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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” and for his soulful eye portraits, closed out the #MyShiningMoment pop up presented by Clear Eyes® at a private event. The #MyShiningMoment Pop Up is a three-day interactive event celebrating shining moments.

The closing party for the Bridges Aderhold exhibit featured an artistic display of eye portraits including those of local influencers and past subjects. A native Floridian, Aderhold has photographed the eyes of more than 12,000 people in the US and around the world.

Guests had the unique opportunity to get their eyes portrait taken by Bridges Aderhold himself while enjoying music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and other fun activities. Guests could also share their #MyShiningMoment story within an interactive video confessional. Other artists exhibiting in the space include sculpturist Jeff Plus and oil painter Campbell Smith.


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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.

It’s Lit at Youfit!

It’s Lit at Youfit!Monday, December 11, 5:30am-11pm – Youfit Health Clubs, 7346 West Mcnab Rd., North Lauderdale

Come check out Youfit Health Clubs’ newest South Florida location! Join us for FREE workouts on December 11 and enjoy all gym privileges, including use of treadmills and cardio equipment, quick full-body circuit training, weight training machines and free weights, PLUS group exercise classes! While you’re there, try out the YoufitCinema — a mini-theater showing the classics while you break a sweat on the cardio machine of your choice. Aside from free workouts, hangout with Miami’s No. 1 Hit Music Station Y100 from 5-7pm! Stop by their tent to play fun games and get the chance to win cool prizes. The brand new facility is located on West McNab Road in North Lauderdale. 

O F / B Y / F O R Opening Night Celebration

O F / B Y / F O R Opening Night CelebrationSunday, December 10, 6pm-10pm – American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora, 1200 Coral Way, Miami

Miami Art Week is back, and so is The Cuban! The entire installation process is open to the public, with FREE ADMISSION through Miami Art Week! As one of Charter Members, sponsors, and/or supporters, you and a guest are cordially invited to view the completed exhibition at its official opening on Sunday, December 10th, from 6-10 PM. #AtTheCuban @cubanmuseum

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DungeonForward Pop-Up Grand Opening

DungeonForward Pop-Up Grand OpeningSunday, December 10, 12pm-7pm – Wynwood Shop, 196 Northwest 24th Street, 

The innovative headwear brand DungeonForward is launching a 1-month pop-up experiment in the heart of Wynwood at the Wynwood Shop from 12pm – 7pm Sunday December 10th. They will be showing exclusive samples of upcoming releases for the first time to the public and offering Pre-Orders for the first time ever. A curated collection will also be on hand for purchase including some of the most limited styles from this year. @WynwoodShop @DungeonForward


CREAM Pembroke Pines Grand Opening

CREAM Pembroke Pines Grand OpeningSaturday, December 9, 12pm-7pm – CREAM Pembroke Pines, 306 SW 145th Ave, Suite 118, Pembroke Pines

Celebrated ice cream sandwich franchise CREAM, which stands for “Cookies Rule Everything Around Me,” opens the doors to its brand-new Pembroke Pines location on Saturday, December 9 at 12:00 p.m. CREAM is widely known for its unique, handcrafted and warm ice cream sandwich combinations, each made with a heaping scoop of proprietary flavored ice cream between warm, freshly baked cookies or other confections such as brownies, waffles or do’sants. In celebration of its grand opening, CREAM Pembroke Pines will offer one free ice cream sandwich to each guest on opening day from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. #CREAMPembrokePines @CREAMNATION

Mana Downtown Opening Reception & Party

Mana Downtown Opening Reception & PartyThursday, December 7, 8pm-2am – Various Locations in Downtown Miami

Flatland: A journey of many dimensions
9PM: Freeka Tet will deliver a real-time, face-tracking audiovisual performance
9:30PM: Otto Von Schirach, the king of Miami Bass will present a special performance that draws inspiration from Flatland
10PM: DJ set by Gooddroid (Loveless Records/Catwalk)
12AM: DJ set by Pete Fonda
All performances curated by Christine Renee

Clocktower, Focus on Puerto Rico Residency
Performances by:
10–10:30PM: Poncili Creacion
10:30–11PM: Rafael Vargas Bernard studio activation with Period BOMB and Jellyfish Brothers
11–11:20PM: Andria Morales and Ala Muerte
11:30–11:50PM: Calnepuelco

O, Miami Poetry Festival presents: Booktanica Jai-Alai
9–12PM: Spiritual readings at Booktanica Jai-Alai, a pop-up bookstore and spiritual market

Dale Zine – Miami Fl Shop
9PM–12AM: West Kendall Take-Over
Local publishers Gooch Soup and Guava Industries take over the shop and share some cuban coffee

Prizm Art Fair, Prizm Performs
5– 5:45PM: Tsedaye Makonnen, When Drowning is the Best Option
6–6:45PM: Helina Metafaria, Gatekeepers
7– 7:45PM: Nyugen Smith (USA/Trinidad/Haiti) and Marvin Fabien (Dominica/Martinique), Lest We Forget

Azikiwe Mohammed, Jimmy’s Thrift
Mana BSMT is pleased to present Jimmy’s Thrift, a performative installation of Azikiwe Mohammed’s fictional thrift store, Jimmy’s Thrift of New Davonhaime. Mohammed will be on site performing as Jimmy, the store owner of Jimmy’s Thrift.

Juxtapoz Magazine Mural Park with video Installation by Jay Skate Shop and Thrasher
8PM: Conor Harrington


46th Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

45th Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat ParadeSaturday, December 9, 6pm-10pm – Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

The Boat Parade will stage on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, along the docks west of Stranahan House to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The Parade travels East to the Intracoastal Waterway as it continues North to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. It’s 12 Miles of the “Greatest Show on H20.” The parade takes approximately 2 and 1/2 hours to view from one location (starting locations stagger as you travel north – please look at the bridge closings on this website). The largest organized viewing area is the Grandstand Viewing Area powered by Ford at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. 

Private boats to the giant showboats and corporate mega-yachts are adorned with hundreds of thousands of lights, music, entertainment, decorations, celebrities, musical groups, beauty queens and many other exciting entries expected to be viewed by over one million spectators. Parade highlights: Grand Marshal Showboat, presented by JM Lexus, Galleria Mall Reindeer Barge and the Santa Showboat. Showboats are sponsored by WSVN, Southwest Airlines, South Florida Ford, FPL Jr. Captain, Republic National Distributing, Co., BB&T Dragon and more. #WinterfestFL17 #WinterfestBoatParade @WinterfestInc

Photo Butler Launch Party

Photo Butler at Miami Art WeekFriday, December 8, 8pm – Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Photo Butler, a real-time, group photo sharing platform and mobile app, hosted a handful of star-studded and socialite. Among the week long events, Photo Butler presented a party at Soho Beach House, hosted by Rosario Dawson, Anna Rothschild and Claudine De Niro. Guests were invited to download the app and via a personalized live stream, capture the exclusive launch party. The evening also featured famed mixed media artist, Tiago Margo, creating live action paintings on canvas, and London turntables master DJ Jez Pereria.

Initially created to help celebrate and share photos at weddings, concerts, and athletic events, this time around Photo Butler is launching to the world of art and culture, teaming up with Art Media Holding to curate three unique public streams sponsored by Modern, ARTnews and AMH Ad Sales. Photo Butler will also be powering the late night activity for the Art Basel crowd to dance the night away as they will also be partnering with famed restaurateur/socialite Omar Hernandez of Omar’s La Ranita’s Pop Up at Employees Only.

Photo Butler is unlike other photo sharing apps. It empowers users to create or schedule a one-of-a-kind photo stream for any event or moment, and invite guests to view or contribute without the distraction of manually texting, emailing and uploading photos to social media. Additionally, Photo Butler uses advanced facial recognition technology to identify those who appear frequently in the stream and enable easy search as well as with its unique feature of artificial intelligence, and machine learning. The app has been utilized by both regional and national organizations, including Bridal Wars, a national competition and bridal show featuring fun, one-of- a-kind challenges; and the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a two-day bike-a- thon across Massachusetts that donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for research and treatment. 

W Magazine and Oliver Peoples Present: The Next Wave

W Magazine and Oliver Peoples Present: The Next WaveThursday, December 7, 1pm-4pm – The Nautilus Hotel Tent, 1825 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

W Magazine, fashion magazine published by Condé Nast, and Oliver Peoples, distinctive sunglasses and eyeglass-wear, celebrated The Next Wave of collectors in art, fashion, music and design during Miami Art Week at The Nautilus Hotel Tent, Miami Beach. You can also check out Oliver Peoples newest store when just opened in Miami Design District.

Design on a Dime Miami 2018 Kick-Off

Design on a Dime Miami 2018 Kick-OffWednesday, December 6, 6:30pm-8:30pm – Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, 3800 North Miami Ave, Miami Design District

 Housing Works, leading AIDS-service and advocacy organization, along with ELLE DECOR and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams hosted the third annual Design on a Dime Miami kickoff party, bringing together South Florida’s top interior designers, home décor brands and socialites. The event will include more than 200 guests, including participating Design on a Dime Miami designers, including: A.Keith Powell, Amanda Lindroth for Serena & Lily, Antrobus + Ramirez, Benjamin Moore, Britto Charette, B+G Design Inc., Contour Interior Design, Deft Union, Errez Design Studio, Fava Design Group, Fein Zalkin Interiors,  Hallock Design Group, Hernan Arriaga, Housing Works, KAKAR House of Design, Krista + Home, Maggie Cruz Interior Design, Mendez Vela Design, Mike Stake Studio, Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams, Nicole Fuller Interiors, MONIOMI Design, Nicole White Designs Interiors, Sogol Décor and ELLE DECOR.  Design on a Dime Miami 2018 is a fundraising event produced by Housing Works. The nonprofit organization advocates against homelessness and HIV/AIDS. All proceeds from Design on a Dime Miami 2018 will go towards Housing Works’ goal to end AIDS in the United States by 2025. #DOADMIA18

Yoshi Itu’ x Goorin Bros Midnight Paint Party

Yoshi Itu' x Goorin Bros Midnight Paint PartyTuesday, December 5, 10pm-12am – Goorin Bros, 830 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Midnight Paint Party, is an on-site activation by Japanese artist Yoshi Itu‘ and U.S. heritage hat brand Goorin Bros, at their flagship store in Miami Beach. Guests enjoyed a night of live performance and champagne, as they watched Itu’ paint a mural on the exterior of the Goorin Brothers flagship, and customize Goorin Brothers hats. Born and raised in Tokyo, Yoshi Itu’ is a self-taught artist, who believes in the power and energy of everyday objects, including articles of clothing. Formerly a business consultant and best-selling author, Itu’ is currently based in Paris, where he is known for applying his vibrantly colored brushstrokes on traditional canvas, as well as apparel, and accessory categories ranging jackets, sneakers, portable wallets and bags extending to the artist’s own body. Itu’ is a walking sculpture, an everyday “performance”, and a living canvas with his own experimental art.