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Out of the Kitchen 2017

Out of the Kitchen 2017Friday, April 28, 7:30pm-11pm – The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, 9703 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour

Celebrity Chef and recent contestant on Season 14 of Bravo’s Top Chef, Chef Sam Talbot will host Out of the Kitchen again this year! Join them at this spectacular gourmet dinner featuring 20 chefs from top Miami restaurants who will prepare their very own 3 course dinner for each table of 12. This is not your average meat and potatoes dinner! Let our top chefs expolore their creativity while your taste buds experience an adundance of flavors. This dinner will also offer a spectacular live auction. Proceeds will benefit the groundbreaking cure-focused research at the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Event Chairs: Amy & Scott Greenwald, Tammy & Steve Klein, Chef Dave Hackett and Chef Brad Kilgore. Tickets are $275 per person. #DiabetesResearch #T1D #CureDiabetes @Diabetes_DRI @ChefSamTalbot @StRegisBHresort


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Actors’ Playhouse 26th Annual “Reach for the Stars” Gala Auction

2017 Reach for the Stars Gala AuctionSaturday, April 22, 6pm – Actors’ Playhouse, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables

Notables and theatre supporters joined at the historic Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables for the 26th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction presented by Actors’ Playhouse and Lexus of Kendall. This popular auction is the major fundraising event for Actors’ Playhouse, a nonprofit organization, and will provide funding for capital improvements to the Miracle Theatre and operating costs for the company’s upcoming theatre season.

Guests enjoyed the opportunity to bid on over $300,000 worth of exciting live and silent auction items, while being treated to culinary offerings from more than 30 of Coral Gables’ finest restaurants, an open bar sponsored by Bacardi and complimentary wine and champagne courtesy of Breakthru Beverage Florida. The event also marked the kick off of the company’s 30th anniversary celebration as South Florida’s award-winning professional regional theatre.

Signature prizes included luxury vehicles courtesy of Lexus of Kendall, extravagant voyages provided by Azamara Club Cruises, worldwide travel from the leading global airline network Star Alliance, worldwide hotel travel courtesy of InterContinental Hotel Miami, exquisite jewelry, exclusive celebrity wine dinners at popular South Florida restaurants, and outstanding gifts items such as golf packages, fine art, sports collectors items, spa visits, gift certificates to South Florida’s leading retailers and restaurants, along with many other items – all of which are contributed on behalf of the theatre.


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World Malbec Day Wine Tasting at the Paraiso District

World Malbec Day Wine Tasting at the Paraiso DistrictMonday, April 17, 6pm-8pm – The Paraiso District Sales Gallery, 600 NE 30th Terrace, Miami

In celebration of World Malbec Day on April 17, the Paraiso District hosted an intimate sunset wine tasting event at the lush waterfront Paraiso District sales gallery in Edgewater. The exclusive event was hosted by the Consul General of the Argentine Republic, Ambassador Marcelo Martin Giusto and Mrs. Maria Bullrich-Giusto, and it featured Argentine wines from celebrated wineries including Cielo y Tierra, Trivento, Bodega Benegas and more. Guests also enjoyed shrimp dégustation by OceanBiz Seafood, and sounds by DJ Zoel. Set to be complete by the end of the year, The Paraiso District will boast a number of lavish amenities, including an on-site wine cellar and tasting salon. This event provided a glimpse into the coveted lifestyle of a Paraiso residents.


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Longines Global Champions Tour Miami Beach 2017

Longines Global Champions Tour Miami Beach 2017April 13 – 15, 8am-5pm – Behind the Setai, 2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Over the weekend thousands of fans streamed into the unique oceanfront showground on Miami Beach’s white sands. A the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Miami Beach twenty-five top riders attempted the tough track set by Italy’s skilled course designer Uliano Vezzani. As fans packed the grandstand and lined the edge of the arena, the likes of Lauren Hough (USA), Ben Maher (GBR), Lorenzo de Luca (ITA) and 2015 LGCT Miami Beach winner Scott Brash (GBR) took center stage for what turned out to be a high-octane and high-drama Grand Prix. With the grandstand at full capacity guests witness the Belgian rider, Jérôme Guery and Grand Cru van de Rozenberg, achieve his dream of winning an LGCT Grand Prix. 

Hundreds of guests enjoyed world-class hospitality in the beautiful VIP Lounge which stretches the length of the arena and offered breathtaking views across to the Atlantic Ocean. Global business heavyweights joined leading socialites for a stunning afternoon of top-level sport in a unique destination. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose daughter Georgina was competing, joined other VIP guests over the weekend including US Senator Marco Rubio and Anthony Shriver, nephew of John F Kennedy and former Boeing chairman Jim McNerney. #LGCTMiamiBeach #GlobalChampionsTour

Best Baguette Miami 2017

Best Baguette Miami 2017Thursday, April 13, 7pm-9pm – National Hotel, 1677 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

For the second time, French Morning, the first French-American web-magazine, asked hundreds of readers : who makes the best baguette in Miami ? On April 13th at The National Hotel Miami Beach, the finalists competed for ultimate bragging rights, in four categories: Grand Prix, Fan Prix, Readers Award, and Specialty Bread. A panel of professional chefs and a special French celebrity determined who deserves the title of Best Baguette Miami 2017.

This is French Morning’s best (and tastiest) event of the year, presented by Norwegian Air, with support from Île de France, Cacao Noel, 3 Pigs and Château d’Esclans. During competition, guests were able to taste the finest baguettes and breads made by finalists with a selection of cheese and charcuterie on the side, and a complimentary glass of wine in hand. The finalists included: Chocolate Fashion, La Provence, La Parisienne, Buon Pane Italiano, and Rosetta Bakery. 


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2017 Rock The Ocean Tortuga Music Festival

2017 Rock The Ocean Tortuga Music FestivalApril 7 – 9, Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, 1005 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

Huka Entertainment, producer of country music’s most unique beachfront event, announced that attendance at the Tortuga Music Festival 2017, topped last year’s record-breaking count. More than 100,000 people donned sunscreen and sandals for the fifth annual event at Ft. Lauderdale Beach Park in Ft. Lauderdale, which featured an impressive array of talent, including Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Alan Jackson, Nelly, Slightly Stoopid, and Maren Morris.

Highlights included: Kenny Chesney being joined on stage by members of Old Dominion for “Save It For A Rainy Day,” Chris Stapleton debuting four new songs from his ‘From A Room: Vol. 1′ album, Alan Jackson’s “5 O’Clock Somewhere,” Darius Rucker’s solo material, Hootie and the Blowfish classics and cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain,” Nelly bringing his #1 fan onstage, the crowd singing every word to Maren Morris’ “My Church,” and Daya. Millions also tuned in on Facebook Live to watch surprise pop-up performances curated by Tortuga and Grand Ole Opry. These “Opry Circle Throwdowns” featured performances by Drake White, Granger Smith, Michael Ray and others.

In addition to the music, an intricate part of Tortuga Music Festival is conservation awareness, and Huka works diligently to leave the beaches in immaculate condition once the music ends. Several beach clean-ups were completed before the Tortuga Music Festival with organizers removing hundreds of pounds of debris from Ft. Lauderdale Beach Park, now in better condition than prior to the festival. At the 2017 Rock the Ocean Conservation Village, festival goers learned about marine life and ocean conservation efforts by engaging with more than 30 non-profits and businesses, including the Guy Harvey Foundation, Sea Turtle Oversight Protection (S.T.O.P.), University of Miami, Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation, and Surfrider Foundation.

Soulful Sunday Brunch Series by Celebrity Chef Amaris Jones

Soulful Sunday Brunch Series by Celebrity Chef Amaris JonesSunday, April 23, 11am-4pm – Spasso, 3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove

Miami queen of Soul Food and celebrity chef Amaris Jones is launching a new Sunday brunch series at Spasso in Coconut Grove, starting Sunday, April 23rd. This soon-to-be go-to brunch spot will feature an array of Chef Jones’ famous southern, soul and Afro-Caribbean cuisine every weekend. The soulful brunch spread includes Chef Jones’ famous free-range fried chicken, fried catfish, creamy grits, jerk chicken, fresh pasta station, omelets, creole shrimp, spiced skirt steak, vegan options as well as an array of a la carte dishes. To complement brunch, guests can indulge in bottomless bellinis for $15 more as they enjoy live jazz and R&B tunes from local artists. Special guest chef dishes will also make an appearance on the menu, beginning with Chef Irie. The brunch buffet is $35 per person (tax and gratuity not included). For reservations call305-441-0219. #FeedYourSoul @amarisjones @spassomiami

NYX Professional Makeup Dadeland Mall Grand Opening

NYX Professional Makeup Dadeland Mall Grand OpeningApril 21 & 22, 10am-9:30pm – Dadeland Mall, 7535 N Kendall Dr, Kendall

NYX Professional Makeup is set to open its newest retail location in Miami, marking its 30th store in the U.S. and fourth store in Florida. Fans can expect a weekend full of grand opening celebrations at Dadeland Mall, an expansive shopping mall where NYX Professional Makeup is perfectly positioned for beauty junkies to shop the complete line of affordable, professional makeup. To celebrate the Miami store opening, NYX Professional Makeup will host a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 21st at 10 AM. Additionally, on Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd NYX Professional Makeup will treat beauty junkies in attendance to exciting prizes, limited-edition collectibles, on-site makeup artists, and giveaways. First 200 guests in line each day receive a free brush cup and a chance to win a $100 shopping spree + other prizes! #NYXProfessionalMakeup @ShopDadeland


RumJava Launch Party

RumJava Launch PartyThursday, April 20, 7pm-9pm – Pawn Broker at Langford Hotel, 121 SE 1st St, Miami

RumJava in conjunction with the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, and Pawn Broker Miami at Langford Hotel in Downtown Miami, hosted a VIP reception to introduce new 100% handcrafted RumJava. The RumJava collection includes: Signature – Di Best A Di Best, Cacao’Mon – Natural Chocolate, Mahtini’Mon – Espresso Martini, Cinna’Mon Bay – Natural Cinnamon & Hazelnut, Caffe Con Horchata – Natural Dairy Horchata, and Espresso Rum Cream – Limited Edition. The evening was a celebration of rum, Caribbean culture, & Java’Mon coffee in every sip. Pawn Broker created several coktails for guests to try: Kokito, PB & Java, New Fashion, and The Perfect Night. RumJava is for now available at several locations: Pawn Broker in Miami, Mellow Mushroom in Fort Lauderdale, and Fins N Things Bar & Grill in Sunrise.

Made in Cruz Bay, St. John, RumJava collection of fine Rums is infused with five of favorite coffee blends and other natural flavors. RumJava is twice distilled at 160 to 180 proof in a copper stack pot from Florida cane produced in Clewiston, Florida. After distillation this gluten-free rum is infused with freshly roasted Java’Mon Coffee beans to extract the perfect amount of coffee flavor and to add other natural ingredients for added depth and balance. With subtle notes of vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate, caramel, coconut, cinnamon, oak, and coffee the result is a unique collection of smooth, silky, flavorful rums unlike any other. #MiamiRumFest #MiamiRumFestival #RumIsFun #RumRenaissance @MiamiRumFest @RumJava


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“Tuscany Thursdays” at Commonwealth

"Tuscany Thursdays" at Commonwealth MiamiThursday, April 20, 6pm-2am – Commonwealth, 1216 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

Commonwealth is thrilled to introduce Tuscany Thursdays! Guests are invited to enjoy #UnlimitedPasta for just $12 and bottles of wine for $20. Pasta choices: Rigatoni, Spaghetti or Fettuccini in either a Pomodoro or Alfredo sauce with the option to add chicken or pork. Reservations are encouraged at 788-773-1813 or #TuscanyThursday @COMMONWEALTHMIA

mojitobar & plates by Douglas Rodriguez Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

mojitobar & plates by Douglas Rodriguez Ribbon Cutting CeremonyThursday, April 20, 5:30pm-2am – mojitobar & plates by Douglas Rodriguez, 2602 Sawgrass Mills Circle #1219, Sunrise

mojitobar & plates by Douglas Rodriguez is the second South Florida mojitobar location. Featuring a high-energy atmosphere, indoor & outdoor seating and fresh-squeezed mojitos in a variety of flavors, mojitobar Sawgrass also features American cuisine with a Latin twist. Prepared by Celebrity Chef Douglas Rodriguez, mojitobar Sawgrass has an eclectic menu of bar snacks, sharing plates and large plates – perfect for lunch, dinner or late night. Known as the “Godfather of Nuevo Latino Cuisine,” Rodriguez is a James Beard award-winning chef who starred on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters as well as many other TV appearances. mojitobar & plates by Douglas Rodriguez is located in the newly renovated Oasis at Sawgrass Mills Mall, adjacent to the Regal movie theaters. Menu items include 12 varieties of mojitos, Latin-influenced tapas, ceviches, burgers, salads and sandwiches as well as many other creative takes on a variety of American favorites. Whether for a casual lunch or dinner in between shopping, late night partying (open until 4am on weekends, 2am on weekdays), or before/during/or after events held at the adjacent BB&T Center, mojitobar has something for everyone! @the_mojitobar

PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter’s Jam Room Event

PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter's Jam Room EventSaturday, April 22, 8pm-12am – PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter Sales Gallery, 1010 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami

PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter condo tower will consist of 58 stories of luxury rising over 700 feet above the Magic City’s vibrant lights. Among the most highly amenitized buildings in the world, one of PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter’s most compelling features is its first-of-its-kind Upper Deck, which will debut as the largest amenity deck in the U.S., spanning 90 feet above downtown Miami. The sprawling amenity deck will be home to the tower’s chic resort-style pool complete with floating pods and private bungalows, and a premier sports and entertainment complex featuring an extraordinary array of action-packed amenities that includes the country’s first outdoor soccer fields to be featured in a high-rise residential development; two tennis courts; boxing studio; and “jam room,” among others. Guests joined to celebrate the  Jam Room premier and “Most Amenities in the World,” with live concerts, dancing, hors d’oeuvres and cocktailes. #PMWCJAMROOM


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Living Proof: A Women of Whiskey Series

 Living Proof: A Women of Whiskey SeriesTuesday, April 18, 7pm-12am – The Ice Palace, 59 NW 14th Street, Miami

Living Proof, presented by Jack Daniels,  is a celebration of women who are passionate about their purpose, their life and paying it forward. This female centric empowerment event is designed to celebrate the work ethic, unwavering courage, and commitment of select industry leaders, who just so happen to be Women. This event represents appreciation of their life’s work and the impact it continues to have on this generation and the generations to follow.

During the evening, hosted by local TV Personality, Ana Quincoces, ladies enjoyed social media engagement, bourbon & whiskey education, and speed networking opportunities with networking hosts: Olivia Ormos, Maxeme Tuchman, Jenine Howard, Veronica Meza, and Liza Santana. The event honorees were Chef Adrianne Calvo, Beatrice Louissant, Lindsay Shapiro and Felecia Hatcher. Guests also enjoyed food by Le Fragole catering, featured cocktails by talented mixologist, exciting photo opportunities, sounds by DJANE, and special live performance by Tulani, a powerhouse singer, songwriter and harpist whose music colors outside the lines.


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FTL Taco Battle & Craft Beer Fest 2017

FTL Taco Battle & Craft Beer Fest 2017Saturday, April 15, 1pm-6pm – Esplanade Park, 400 Southwest 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale

The FTL Taco Battle & Craft Beer Festival was presented by Live Work Play SoFLo in collaboration with Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale. It featured the Best of the Best of the local top restaurants and craft breweries for a challenge that will showcase the best taco culinary skills and brew masters of South Florida to determine the Best Taco, Best Brew, Best Booth and Fan Favorite! Competitors included Rocco’s Tacos, Agave Taco Bar, Viva Tokyo, the Whole Enchilada, BC Tacos, Hickory Sticks, American Social, I Love Tacos and Ms. Eats and Sweets. Also seven craft-beer breweries will also contend for best-tasting suds, including M.I.A. Beer Company and Biscayne Bay Brewing Company in Doral and LauderAle in Fort Lauderdale. The rest are Shock Top Brewing Company, Golden Road Brewing, Tomoka Brewing Company and Coppertail Brewing Company. The festival also featured an Easter egg hunt, lawn games, a kid’s zone and a craft-beer garden.All proceeds will benefit Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and the non-profit Pets’ Broward. #FTLTACOBATTLE2017 #FTLTacoBattleCraftBeerFest


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Spring Extravaganza at Gulfstream Park

Spring Extravaganza at Gulfstream ParkFriday, April 14, 6pm-9pm – Gulfstream Park, 901 South Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach

Gulfstream Park is hosting a Spring Extravaganza on Friday, April 14 featuring an evening of free, outdoor fun and “eggcitement” for the whole family. Complimentary activities will include an Easter Bunny meet & greet, interactive DJ, face painting, balloon artists, games, dancing, sing alongs, prizes and giveaways and much more!



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Biennale of Moving Images at Faena Bazaar

Biennale of Moving Images at Faena BazaarThursday, April 13, 7pm – Faena Bazaar, 3400 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

FAENA ART presents a selection of highlights from the Biennale of Moving Images, a co-production with the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève. Under the artistic direction of Ximena Caminos and Andrea Bellini in collaboration with Cecilia Alemani, Caroline Bourgeois and Elvira Dyangani Ose, The Biennale of Moving Images is a one-of-a-kind hybrid event bringing together visual artists, film directors and performers. This marks the 15th edition of the Biennale of Moving Images and the first time that it will be presented in the United States.

This “un-curated” exhibition centers on the artists and their interpretations of the current socio-political moment as a means of addressing the shifting territories of the moving image in the contemporary art. The biennial includes video installations by Sophia Al Maria, Karimah Ashadu, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Brian Bress, Salomé Lamas, Wu Tsang and Emily Wardill. Furthermore, there will be an open-air screening program in the patio of the Faena Bazaar and in the Faena Hotel Screening Room, featuring pieces by Yuri Ancarani, Bertille Bak, Massimo D’Anolfi & Martina Parenti, Alessio Di Zio, Bodil Furu, Jenna Hasse, Emilie Jouvet, Paris Kain, Evangelia Kranioti, Jillian Mayer, Boris Mitić, and Kerry Tribe. Exhibition on view to the public: April 14, 2017 through April 30, 2017. The exhibition will travel to Faena Art Center Buenos Aires, where it will be on view from May 22nd through May 30th, 2017.