Wednesday, January 18, 2017

#ThankYouMiami Looks Back at 2017 Events

Our new Events page has been a huge hit and we're extremely excited to continue to update it for you on a regular basis. (We will be adding a new roster of upcoming events for you at least once a week!) That said, we don't want to forget all of the great events that we had an opportunity to share and enjoy with you. We will therefore be putting together one post a quarter where we archive all of the social calendar good-good we brought to you in case you want to walk down memory lane or want to look back any event details for reference. Here's three "hurrahs!" for the incredible events we've already seen this year:

The Taste of Downtown Food Festival
Saturday, January 14 at 6 p.m.
Biscayne Boulevard between SE 2 Street and NE 1 Street, Downtown
As part of Biscayne Green's one month public space intervention, wherein a large portion of Biscayne Boulevard has been converted into a new active public space, Prism Creative Group is curating a series of food, music, networking, and movie events. On Saturday, the space will be converted into a food festival featuring 12+ eateries, live acts, handcrafted libations and more fun. You may see some friendly faces we've raved about before like our friends at Manna Life FoodToro Toro, and Jar + ForkRegister here.

Saturday, January 21 at 12 p.m.
401 SW 3 Avenue, Brickell
The food blogging dynamos behind The Hungry Post regularly organize events around indulging in food and drink. Their first one was at Cantina La Veinte in 2016 and has since hopped around to other delicious venues in the neighborhood. To kick of 2017, they are hosting their next #BlurryBrunch at the River Yacht Club where you can dine on fizzy cocktails in, as they joke, "close proximity to some shiny vessels". Table reservations are required. For more info on the event and how to reserve your table, read more here.

Peruvian Heritage at SuViche
Saturday, January 21 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
2751 N Miami Avenue, Wynwood
We love a good reason to celebrate! In honor of Chilcano Week, SuViche is offering a happy hour for from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. with $5 traditional Peruvian cocktails at the restaurant's Wynwood and Las Olas locations. On Saturday, starting at 2 p.m., they will also be offering $18 bottomless Chilcanos (staple Peruvian Pisco cocktail, handmade with homemade Macerados, ginger ale and a dash of bitters).

CIC Presents MiamiLand
Saturday, January 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
1951 NW 7 Avenue, Overtown
The Cambridge Innovation Center, CIC Miami for short, is a new entrepreneur hub and work space  in the University of Miami's Science & Technology Park that aims to boost local start-ups. To celebrate its launch they will be transforming their 1st and 6th floors into spaces filled with interactive exhibits, community partners, entertainment, food trucks, and drinks. The party will kick-off at 6 p.m. with a fireside chat featuring CIC CEO Tim Row and UM President (and Mexican!) Dr. Julio Frenk. Register for this free event here.

Copa Room Miami Grand Opening
Friday, January 27 from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
1235 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
The space previously occupied by the club of our college days, Mansion, has a new tenant and they're throwing a party to end all parties to celebrate their arrival. Copa Room is primed to become Miami's only all inclusive entertainment complex. (We're talking one-of-a-kind Vegas-style shows with professional entertainers, acrobats, and premium open bar all night.) The best part? You can come as you are—tuxedo, shorts and every dress code in between to suit your mood. Purchase your tickets here. Florida residents get 50% off tickets with a valid Florida drivers ID at the door.

A Taste of Heaven (Chocolate Tasting)
Saturday, January 28 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
21900 SW 157 Avenue, Redlands
Earlier this month we told you about our incredible A Taste of Heaven experience absorbing the tropical Miami vibes of Patch of Heaven Gardens and devouring the delicious five-course meal prepared with cacao by Cao Chocolates. The reprise on January 28 is your chance to take part in this unique event. Proceeds from the event will benefit the creation and expansion of the existing forest and cacao trees on the gorgeous 20-acre property. Purchase your tickets here.

Problem Kids CD Release Party
Saturday, January 28 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
56 NW 29 Street, Wynwood
The Wynwood Yard will play host to the CD release party for local band, Problem Kids. If you're looking for live (and free) music on Saturday, come support local talent and celebrate their new album Caribbean Slang. Their spanglish rhymes set to hip-hop, funk, and tropical beats is the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful evening under the stars at the Yard. For more info on the event, read more here.

VeritageMiami Presents "Craft Beer Tasting"
Thursday, February 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
2520 NW 2nd Avenue, Wynwood
Hurricane Matthew may have prevented VeritageMiami from taking place in October, but he did not stop the party indefinitely. United Way of Miami-Dade's annual festival fundraiser, which was postponed, is back for four days of upscale wine and food wonder with craft beers, fine wines, culinary treats, celebrity chefs, one-of-a-kind auction experiences and spirited bidding to support their work transforming lives in our community. As one of their most popular events, the Craft Beer Tasting will bring bites from local restaurants and brews from top-notch local, regional and national craft breweries to Wynwood Walls. Pro tip: Splurge for the VIP ticket which allows you access at 6 p.m. so you can eat and drink your fill before the crowds arrive. It's well worth the extra $20. Purchase your event tickets here.

Street Art for Mankind Exhibition
Friday, February 10 through Monday, February 20
7401 NW Miami Court, Little River
Following their UN exhibition in NYC, Street Art for Mankind has partnered with Villa Azur and Brasserie Azur to bring their exhibition to Miami. 35 street artists from around the world will unite here to create unique and monumental paintings that bring to light the tragic reality of child labor and child slavery. Funds raised from ticket and art sales will benefit the "raid and rescue" and "child-friendly village" work of Nobel Peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi. Click here to purchase your tickets and get more information on the exhibition's events, tours, and classes.

South Beach Wine and Food Festival
Wednesday, February 22 through Sunday, February 26
Miami Beach and Miami
There are only a handful of quintessentially South Beach experiences we have never pursued, the annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival (SOBEWFF, for short) is one of them. Whether you're a returning fan or attending for the first time, you cannot miss this year's festival. Not only is there more involvement from the local food community (Foodie Tribe is an official partner!), but this year's tribute dinner is also on point with Anthony Bourdain as host and Chef Jose Andrés as the guest of honor. Other "So Miami" events we're hoping to attend include "Salty, Sweet & Savory Treats" featuring The Salty Donut and "Croquetas and Champagne" on Saturday night. Purchase your SOBEWFF and event tickets here.

Complements & Dichotomies Exhibition
Thursday, February 23 through Saturday, February 25
1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
While you're on the Beach for SOBEWFF, walk off your indulgences by taking a trip west to the Herzog and De Meuron building on Lincoln Road. There the Young Artist Initiative, in partnership with Lincoln Road's #OnLincoln series, will be hosting a three-day exhibition that evokes the study of duality between function and aesthetic in art, architecture and design. The exhibition itself will exist as an experiential art form through its collection of immersive artistic interpretations from a curated group of emerging artists, architects, and designers. Purchase your tickets here.

Gilt Sample Sale
Friday, March 3 through Saturday, March 4
59 NW 14 Street, Miami
Formerly the Gilt City Warehouse Sale, Gilt City, in partnership with Style Saves, brings the Gilt Sample Sale back to Miami for two days of on-site styling, on-demand tailoring, luxurious pop-up shops, a Gilt City concierge and more! We're talking 80% off of shoes, clothes, handbags, and home décor from designers like Prada, Balenciaga, and Valentino. For only $25 you get first dibs on Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Purchase your tickets here.

Mardi Gras Miami-Style Carnaval Block Party
Saturday, March 4 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
325 NW 24 Street, Wynwood
Concrete Beach Brewery is closing NW 24 Street for a block party to celebrate Mardi Gras and the launch of their new beer of the same name (available for a limited time only on tap at the Social Hall and in limited release as 12 oz. cans at select retailers across Miami). Like Mardi Gras, the high-energy street festival will fuse culture, music, food and drinks to celebrate the international diversity of Miami. Festival goers are encouraged to dress the part and, those who arrive in Carnaval costume, will have the chance to win a VIP party at the Social Hall for up to 10 people. $1 of each Mardi Gras beer sold during the event will benefit the Rhythm Foundation. RSVP here.

LaudyPOP Festival
Friday, March 10 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
3109 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
Food and art mesh for an evening of outdoor culinary tastings, live performances and art displays in LaudyPOP's debut year. The Fort Lauderdale festival will highlight the area's rising cultural and culinary hidden gems and local talent. Guest will indulge in everything from appetizers to decadently sweet desserts from local hotspots like Beauty and the Feast, Tsukuro, and Ocean 2000 served on "pop"sicle-like sticks or skewers for an easy, grab-and-go experience. Get your tickets here—they're only $55 before January 31.

VeritageMiami Presents "Fine Wine Tasting"
Wednesday, March 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
358 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables
United Way of Miami-Dade's annual festival fundraiser, which was postponed in October due to Hurricane Matthew, is back for four days of upscale wine and food wonder with craft beers, fine wines, culinary treats, celebrity chefs, one-of-a-kind auction experiences and spirited bidding to support their work transforming lives in our community. The Fine Wine Tasting allows wine snobs like us to sample wines from around the globe (paired with food from South Florida's top dining destinations) within the elegant setting of the Shops at Merrick Park. Pro tip: Splurge for the VIP ticket which allows you access at 6 p.m. so you can eat and drink your fill before the crowds arrive. It's well worth the extra $20. Purchase your event tickets here.

Luck of the Irish Party at Brimstone Woodfire Grill
Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m.
14575 SW 5 Street, Pembroke Pines
On St. Patrick's Day, Brimstone Woodfire Grill is going to be lit. They're going to have a guest leprechaun and go-go dancers, for Pete's sake! Plus they're encouraging leprechaun costumes with a prize for the best one. Have plans? Cancel them and join the insanity. You'll be handsomely rewarded with $15 unlimited green beer, $8 Lucky Charms martinis, and $5 shot specials. RSVP to the event here.

"Two Years of Fooq's" at Floyd
Friday, March 17 at 10 p.m.
34 NE 11 Street, Miami
Following a two-year anniversary family-style Persian feast on March 15, Fooq's continues the celebration with a late night soirée at Downtown Miami's newest live music venue, Floyd. Located just steps away from the eclectic eatery, Floyd welcomes guests to celebrate with a live set by New York-based electronic musician, SAINTE VIE. RSVP via e-mail to reservations [at] fooqsmiami [dot] com.

Citi Taste of Tennis
Monday, March 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
485 Brickell Avenue, Brickell
Taste of Tennis Miami is back for another year, this time overlooking Miami's gorgeously lit Miami skyline atop the W Miami. The event, which kicks off the week-long Miami Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, is your chance to indulge in the delicious fare of local restaurants (think, Nobu, db Bistro Moderne, and Phuc Yea) amidst some of the world's top tennis and Miami's top chefs. Purchase your event tickets here.

Shop Miami Month
Wednesday, March 1 through Friday, March 31
In Miami, every month is themed and March is Shop Miami Month. (As if we needed more excuses to shop, amirite?) This means in shops around Miami the traditional shopping experience has been transformed to be even more creative and interactive than it already is. The best part? All three of the shopping districts in our neighborhood—the Lincoln Road Shopping District, the Española Way/Washington Avenue Shopping District, and the Collins Avenue/Ocean Drive Shopping District—are participating. Beyond South Beach, Dadeland Mall has featured specials and events. Similarly, the Falls is offering an amazing roster of sales, specials and events all month long!

Knight Arts Challenge Community Conversations
Monday, March 20 through Thursday, March 23
West Palm Beach, Allapattah and everywhere in between
The Knight Arts Challenge grants are back for another year and these community conversations happening around Southeast Florida are your opportunity to meet the Knight Arts staff and get your questions answered on how to submit the most competitive 150-worded idea for bringing our community together through art. Grant application submissions will be accepted from March 28 through April 28, 2017. Find more information on community conversation locations and register for a session here.

VeritageMiami Presents "Auction & Bubbly Brunch"
Sunday, March 26 at 11 a.m.
55 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne
United Way of Miami-Dade's annual festival fundraiser, which was postponed in October due to Hurricane Matthew, is back for four days of upscale wine and food wonder. For their final event—their pièce de resistance—United Way will auction one of a kind experiences to support their work transforming lives in our community followed by a delicious brunch of 50 Eggs Inc. (Yardbird, Swine, etc.) fan favorites. Purchase your event tickets or table of 10 here.

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Concert
Sunday, March 26 at 8 p.m.
400 SE 2 Avenue, Miami
Miami is a melting pot of cultures and there is no better example than the upcoming arrival of Argentine ska band, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, to our sunny shores. Argentine? Ska? Argentine ska? Yea, it's a thing and this band—best known for their collaborations with Celia Cruz and their song "El Matardor"—has been making it happen since the 1980s. We've been talking about how we have to start giving you a head's up about can't miss concerts. Consider this our first of many. You're welcome, Miami. Purchase your concert tickets here.

2017 Donuts! Fest
Thursday, March 30 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
342 NW 24 Street, Wynwood
South Florida's only donut festival is back for another gathering of the best donut shops that will benefit the good work of United Way of Miami-Dade. We're talking a night of gorging on Mojo Doughnuts, YoNutz and other local and national donut greats, during which you'll get to vote on and crown your favorite. Adding to a truly delicious experience are beverage sponsors Concrete Beach Brewery, Voss, Deep Eddy Vodka, and Nespresso. Tickets, which include unlimited donuts and two beer tickets, won't be sold at the door so don't forget to purchase your event tickets in advance here.

Baguette Battle Miami
Thursday, April 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Join us in judging Miami's best baguettes at the second annual Baguette Battle Miami. The event will gather South Florida's top bakers to present their best baguettes and artisan crafted breads to a panel of judges, who will crown a winner through a blind-tasting contest. Attendees will be treated to a grand tasting of baguettes with a cheese, jam, and charcuterie buffet, as well as a complimentary glass of wine. Purchase your tickets here.

O, Miami Poetry Festival
Saturday, April 1 through Sunday, April 30
For the fourth year in a row, poetry is infiltrating the streets of Miami. The Festival returns in all its creative glory to bring the gift of poetry to Miami-Dade County's 2.6+ billion residents. We're talking poems in doggy poo bags (read, "poo-etry"), on Metro Dade transit passes, on hotel door handles, on city buses, on theater marquees, on gas station pumps, and even outdoor pieces visible from our causeways. Find more information on this year's event calendar here and make sure to keep an eye around town for sneaky acts of poetry!

2017 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run
Thursday, April 27 at 6:45 p.m.
301 North Biscayne Blvd, Miami
The annual corporate run is back in downtown for its 32nd year and yours truly is excited to participate again. We have officially thrown down the gauntlet to our co-workers, challenging them to beat our 5K PR of under 26 minutes. We can't wait to push our limits and run our little hearts out through downtown. Most of all, we're psyched to share this experience with our co-workers. Are you participating? If you're planning to, register here right now! Registration closes on Wednesday, March 22 and is 75% at capacity.

Dom Perignon Pairing Dinner & Private Art Exhibition
Saturday, April 29
309 23 Street, Miami Beach
Visual and culinary arts will come together at Villa Azur for an exclusive vernissage by Fomento & Formento—the dynamic husband-wife team known for their romantic and stylish photographs that explore in-desaturated, cinematic scenes, themes of love, longing, and the burden of memory. The private art exhibition includes a 5-course dinner featuring decadent dishes such as salmon tartare, scallop carpaccio, and lamb medallion, each paired with a glass of Dom Perignon's best selections. Dinner is priced at $250 per person and can be reserved on OpenTable.

Support Local FL presents National Small Business Week
Wednesday, May 3 through Friday, May 5
Throughout South Florida
In recognition of its mission and their goal to rally behind small businesses, the Prism Group's network of local support is celebrating National Small Business Week by collabriating with local partners to host a series of events, including a mixer at The Anderson, lunch at La Fesa Francesa, and a Meet and Greet at BREW. Join them throughout the week at these daily open forums for collaboration and productive discussion on how we, as a community, can help make opening and being a small business less complicated. Click here for the full schedule of events.

MOCA North Miami Presents Synergism: Ekaterina and Victor Khromin & Vodka Tasting
Thursday, May 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
770 NE 125 Street, North Miami
MOCA is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences, especially underserved populations. The museum will launch its spring season with Synergism, an exhibition that centers on a search for freedom of expression from a husband and wife duo that emigrated from the Soviet Union to the United States on a life-long journey towards the contemporary art scene. The exhibition will be on display from March 23 through May 21, 2017, with a special evening of Russian delicacies, a vodka tasting, live music, and a conversational VIP tour with exhibition artist Ekaterina Khromin on May 4.

Savor Brickell
Thursday, May 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
485 Brickell Avenue, Brickell
A new year of Brickell Restaurant Week (like Miami Spice but specific to Brickell restaurants) kicks off with a delicious and fun event on the W Miami rooftop! Savor Brickell will gather Miami for unlimited food and drink from participating partners including 15th and Vine, Marion, Cantina La Veinte, Pasion Del Cielo, Tacology and Pubbelly Sushi - Brickell City Center. 10% of ticket sales will benefit the SLAM! FoundationPurchase your tickets here. (Use code "THANKYOU" for $25 off!)

The Langford Miami presents Disrupt Miami
Friday, May 5 at 9 a.m.
121 SE 1 Street, Downtown Miami
The Langford's monthly breakfast series connects like-minded individuals with local innovators and creators who are shaping the way of Miami's future. This month's discussion will focus on the serendipity of Miami architecture and how unexpected designs change the way we live and play in today's world. The panel, which will be moderated by our dear friend Shayne Benowitz, will engage Darin Held (BLOOMMIAMI), Richard Miltner (The Wolfsonian-FIU), Robert Ayona (BLOOMMIAMI), Matthew Lewis (LAND), and Cheryl Jacobs (MCAD) in thoughtful conversation. Signature breakfast and refreshments, compliments of the hotel, are free with RSVP at rsvp [at] workshopcollective [dot] com.

Cinco de Mayo Events
Friday, May 5 starting at 5 p.m.
Miami and Miami Beach
From American Social Brickell's all-you-can-eat taco bar (accompanied by a live mariachi band) to   a Cinco de Mayo crawl in South Beach between Taquiza, Olla and El Grito, South Florida's largest piñata at Cinco de Wynwood, to a free ice luge tequila shot when you walk in the door at Bitter Truth, Miami has big plans for us on Cinco de Mayo. Don't miss out on any of the fun, just make sure to assign a Designated Driver or commit to Uber before you head out! Want to keep the celebration going into the weekend? Toro Toro Miami's weekly "Tacos y Chelas" is back Saturday, May 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Films on the Beach presents Les Héritiers (Once in a Lifetime)
Tuesday, May 9 at 8:30 p.m.
400 17 Street, Miami Beach
French film festival "Films on the Beach", an initiative of the French Embassy Cultural Services, is back for its 4th edition with free open air screenings at Soundscape Park, as well as free special screenings at O Cinema Miami Beach, the Miami Beach Cinematheque, and Faena Bazaar. The movies, which will play throughout the month, have been carefully curated to evoke the French teen spirit from the '60s through present day. The inaugural screening at the Soundscape will feature the film Once in a Lifetime by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar (2014), a nod to teens from the 2000s. All films are in French, subtitled in English. Click here for the full schedule of screenings.

Rooftop Unplugged: Magic City Hippies
Thursday, May 11 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
1657 North Miami Avenue, A&E District
The "Rooftop Unplugged" series brings one of my favorite local acts, the Magic City Hippies, to the Filling Station Lofts for a rooftop concert overlooking the Miami skyline. They just returned from a sold-out national tour so this is our opportunity to welcome back our hometown musical heroes Miami style.

Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry
Friday, May 12 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
2136 NW 1 Avenue, Wynwood
South Florida foodies unite to fight childhood hunger for the 29th year in a row. The annual tasting event will feature the area's top chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists and will provide guests with savory samplings, craft cocktails, and delectable desserts. The event will be emceed by Lisa Petrillo of CBS4 and by Nick Pena of Y100 and Purchase your tickets here. Your contribution will contribute toward making sure all children in this country get the healthy food they need every day.

Mother's Day Brunch and DIY Terrarium-Making Class
Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
5800 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami
Mother's Day is a reason to brunch in honor of mom and we're huge fans. What I love most about this particular event, is that it also comes with a DIY terrarium-making class which is a super unique way to bond with and spend more time with mom other than just eating. Start out with a specialty brunch buffet ($58 per adult, $25 per child for raw bar, salads, hot selections, a carving station, and desserts as far as the eye can see) and round it out with a class guided by Succs for You Miami where you can build your own terrarium ($30 per adult, $15 per child), a gift that will look beautiful in your home and remind you of the fun you had with mom! To make reservations for brunch and/or the DIY class, all you have to do is call 305-264-4888.

MOCA North Miami Presents Synergism: Ekaterina and Victor Khromin & Vodka Tasting
Through May 21
770 NE 125 Street, North Miami
MOCA is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences, especially underserved populations. The museum will launch its spring season with Synergism, an exhibition that centers on a search for freedom of expression from a husband and wife duo that emigrated from the Soviet Union to the United States on a life-long journey towards the contemporary art scene.

Voice From The Stone Movie Showings
Daily throughout May
90 NW 29 Street, Wynwood
Everyone's favorite Khaleesi (Emilia Clarke) stars in Voice From The Stone, an independent film that will be showing exclusively for one week in 11 different cities nationwide, including our beautiful city. The suspenseful romance is set in 1950s Tuscany and tells the haunting story of a nurse aiding a child through the trauma of his mother's sudden death. As she struggles to bring the silent child back into the world, she finds herself submerged into deep, hidden secrets of the castle where the family lives. Watch the trailer and purchase your tickets here. 

In Search of Israeli Cuisine Documentary Showings
Starting Friday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m.
500 71 Street, Miami Beach
Theaters in Miami Beach (O Cinema), Tamarac (The Last Picture Show) and Boca Raton (Living Room Theaters) will play host to the highly anticipated documentary In Search of Israeli Cuisine directed by Roger Sherman. The film explores the diverse flavors of the small country, which houses over 100 nationalities and creates a portrait of the Israeli people through food. James Beard award winning chef Michael Solomonov (of Zahav) plays guide, entering peoples' lives and kitchens. Watch the trailer and purchase your tickets here.

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent
Starting Friday, May 19
19501 Biscayne Boulevard #3001, Aventura
Jeremiah Tower was one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. In this foodie film produced by Anthony Bourdain, follows Tower's career from its beginning at renowned Chez Panisse in 1972 to his nearly two decade disappearance to his re-emergence in New York City's fabled but troubled Tavern on the Green. The rise-and-fall of America's first celebrity chef is chronicled with interviews by Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, Ruth Reichl, and Martha Stewart.

Après at the Beach
Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21
10 North Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach
Okay, so this one is not in Miami but I'm a HUGE fan of skiing and thereby a HUGE fan of après skiing. I am super jazzed that Aspen's premiere après ski experience has decided to grace South Florida. There are pub crawls, seminars, parties and a grand tasting village. Click here for a full schedule of events, to purchase tickets, and for more information.

Lilly Pulitzer Pop-Up Juice Stand
Saturday, May 20 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
358 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables
Lilly Pulitzer's eponymous brand started because she opened a juice stand in Palm Beach and wore brightly colored shifts to hide juice stains. Today she is remembered for her vibrant printed pieces. To celebrate the brand's "Splash into Summer", Lilly Pulitzer is hosting a complimentary pop-up juice stand where shoppers can sip on refreshing lemonade and fruit punch.

The Miami Flea
Sunday, May 21 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
1445 North Miami Avenue, A&E District
Miami's favorite pop-up market of local creators is back. If you haven't been, here's what to expect at the Miami Flea. Basically, it's a great place to pick-up gifts, accessories and other fun nicknacks made by our very own neighbors. I will definitely be stopping by to pick up goodies for my new apartment.

13th Annual Nicky's Week Fundraiser at RA Sushi
Monday, May 22 through Sunday, May 28
5829 SW 73 Street, South Miami
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and RA Sushi have teamed up to raise funds for research to help cure childhood cancers and other life-threatening illnesses. RA Sushi will be donating 100% of your purchase from a week-long special menu to St. Jude. Items on the special menu include RA's Tootsy Maki, "RA"ckin' Shrimp Tacos, Ahi Tuna Poke and other delicious food, as well as a selection of cocktails, wine, beer, sake and non-alcoholic beverages.

Pink Fashion Show at The Falls
Thursday, May 25 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
8888 SW 136 Street, Miami
The Falls is hosting a free fashion show inside BRIO Tuscan Grille where you can peep the latest summer trends over live music, light bites, and refreshments. There will also be raffle prizes from participating retailers. Plus, guests who give a $10 donation will receive a special discount card with savings of 15% to 25% off one item at participating retailers and a swag bag filled with retailer goodies. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

World OutGames: It Takes A Village, People
Friday, May 26 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
The Miami Gay Men's Chorus will pay tribute to the 40th Anniversary of The Village People with a show-stopping cultural performance at the Colony Theatre. Attendees will be transported back to the 70s with a curated soundtrack of top hits from Earth Wind and Fire, the Bee Gees and more. Click here for tickets.

World OutGames: Sex and the Sea
Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 28
1075 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
The Danish training ship Georg Stage will be moored in Museum Park Miami. As part of the OutCities partnership with the City of Copenhagen, attendees will board the magnificent Danish training ship the Georg Stage for a truly unique and artistic podcast-tour experience. Click here for times and other information on this free event.

Little Haiti Book Festival
Saturday, May 27 through Sunday, May 28
260 NE 59 Terrace, Little Haiti
The 4th Annual Haitian Caribbean Book Fair, presented by the Miami Book Fiar & Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, will lively up the Little Haiti Cultural Complex for a whole weekend. With Jean Mapou at the helm, this free event offers dance and music performances, hands-on activities for kids, writing and publishing workshops, panel discussions, film screenings, readings and book signings, and more. We're most intrigued by Sunday evening's Voudou ceremony and all the Haitian food we're expecting to see throughout. Click here for the full schedule and more information.

Taste of the Gables 2017
Thursday, June 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
Taste of the Gables, the official kick-off to Coral Gables Restaurant Week, is back for its tenth year. This year's event, presented by Don Julio and Ketel One, will offer guests the chance to taste some of the best bites prepared by over 20 of Coral Gables Restaurant Week's participating restaurants, including from two-time "Best Taste of the Gables" champion, Bulla Gastrobar. Pro tip: It's a great opportunity to sample the options for Coral Gables Restaurant week and strategize which prix-fixe menus (at 20% off) you're going to tackle between June 5th and June 25th.

Throughout October
Miami Spice Month throughout Miami-Dade County (Recommendations: Part 1Part 2)
Spa & Wellness Month throughout Palm Beach County
Live Jazz at The Wynwood Yard (Wednesdays, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.)

October 21
Whole and Healthy Wellness Festival at The Wynwood Yard (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

October 26 through October 29
Miami Dance Futures presents The Haunted Ballet at The Barnacle (8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.)

October 27
4th Annual Halloween Bash at Bokamper's Sports Bar & Grill Fort Lauderdale (Adults Only, 8 p.m.)

October 28
The Faena Horror Picture Show at The Living Room (9 p.m.)

October 29
Sugar and Spice Halloween Sunday Brunch at Nikki Beach (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Throughout November
Estrella Damm Chef's Choice throughout Miami-Dade County (2016 recap)

November 1 through November 5
SEED Food and Wine Week throughout Miami-Dade County (2015 recap)

November 4
Made In Miami - The Legends Edition (Farm to Table Celebrity Chefs Dinner) presented by SEED Food & Wine Festival at Nautilus South Beach (7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.)
10th Annual Everglades Awareness Concert at Gramps (2 p.m. to 3 a.m.)

October 26 through November 19
Our Town at The Colony Theatre

November 1 through November 19
Book Drive for Read To Learn Books For Free at Whole Foods throughout Miami-Dade County

November 9
Jazz Pianist Markus Gottschlich at The Betsy South Beach (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

November 11
House of Creatives Music Festival at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park (starting at 12 p.m., Alt-J headlines)
The Hungry Post presents Sunset Party at SLS Brickell (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

November 12
Mac n Cheese Brewdown presented by Time Out Miami at MAPS Backlot (2 sessions: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
House of Creatives Music Festival at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park (starting at 12 p.m., MGMT headlines)

November 12 through November 19
Miami Book Fair International at Miami-Dade College

November 16
Give Miami Day
Support Local Market at the Yard Grand Opening at the Wynwood Yard (starting at 5 p.m.)
Signature Chefs Auction benefiting the March of Dimes at Hyatt Regency Miami (starting at 6:30 p.m.)

November 17
PULSE: Neon Nights at the New World Symphony (starting at 9 p.m.)

November 18
United Way of Miami-Dade Young Leaders host Soirée on the Bay (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

November 24
Jazz in the House at the Historic Hampton House (starting at 8 p.m.)

November 30
HQ Trivia Night at Monty's Coconut Grove (starting at 9 p.m.)

December 5-8 (Gables Lights 2017)
Public Video Art Display at the Coral Gables Museum (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

December 5 - 10 (Miami Art Week)
Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 at 1901 Convention Center Drive (Vernissage 12/7, noon to 8 p.m. 12/8-10)
SCOPE Miami Beach 2017 at 801 Ocean Drive (VIP Preview 12/5, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 12/6-10)
Art Basel
50 Cent - Art Basel Edition at ORA Night Club (starting at 11 p.m.)

December 7
Culture Break: Meet The Artists at The Betsy Hotel (10:30 a.m. to noon)

December 9
Basel at the Yard: Locos Por Juana and the Magic City Hippies at the Wynwood Yard (5 p.m. to 3 a.m.)
Winterfest Boat Parade 2017 at Bokamper's (starting at 6:30 p.m.)

December 10
South Florida Blogger Awards 2017 at the Coral Gables Museum (noon to 4 p.m.)

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