By: Maryanne Salvat
Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami
Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach celebrates its 26th season!! As with every year, FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach will fuse music and fashion like no other city in the world could do. FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach will utilize the fashion tents at Collins Park in Miami Beach as the location for all shows. FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach is a four day/evening long event that provide an intelligent, innovative platform for progressive and established designers to showcase their collections to media, celebrities, international buyers, and select style makers. The shows are geared towards designer diffusion collections and innovative lifestyle brands; general public to attend free of charge. First 100 people to rsvp – per show. Visit WWW.FASHIONWEEKMIAMI.COM Or WWW.FUNKSHION.COM for a full schedule.
Wolfsonian-FIU Inaugurates Power of Design 2014: Complaints
The Wolfsonian-FIU inaugurates Power of Design 2014: Complaints from March 20 through March 23. The four-day think tank uses art to highlight challenges and initiate collective problem-solving by exploring the relevance of ideas. The festival unites world-renowned thought leaders and visionaries from multiple fields including Pulitzer Prize–winning author Michael Chabon, virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier, designer Todd Oldham and Wired magazine powerhouse Clive Thompson for discussions, presentations and performances in an effort to sway locals from dissatisfaction to action. This year’s topic of “Complaints” is not intended as a gripe fest but rather an ideas exchange on what comes next: action, innovation, and solutions. Thursday events are free to the public. On Saturday, March 22, Sean Donaldson, hair mastermind, beauty expert, and owner of Sean Donaldson Hair in Miami Beach, invites the public to confess their inner insecurities at the “Complaints” program. Beauty, life, and wellness experts will play high priest and priestesses giving the best realistic solution to those with complaints related to hair, skincare and body image from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tickets to the entire festival are $1,000 and include exclusive dinners with special guests. http://powerofdesign.wolfsonian.org/about.
MOCA Presents a Night of Music
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami will host a special evening of chamber music featuring musicians from The Cleveland Orchestra Miami and UM’s Frost School of Music, Thursday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m. A total of 24 musicians will take part in a diverse program which includes musical selections by J.S. Bach, Béla Bartók, Claude-Paul Taffanel, Alejandro Viñao and Witold Lutoslawski performed in an intimate museum setting. The program will include the premiere of two new chamber works by Frost composition students Peter Learn and Richard Yates under the direction of Andrés Jaime, a doctoral student in conducting at Frost.The event showcases the musical collaboration between Cleveland Orchestra Miami and Frost School of Music during their annual residency and is presented in partnership with MOCA. General admission to Music at MOCA performance is $20; $10 for MOCA members, and University of Miami students and faculty. To purchase tickets, visit www.mocanomi.org or call 305 893 6211. Advance purchase is strongly recommended as seating is limited.
The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition has joined forces with Miami Rescue Mission to help feed the hungry of south Florida, while offering Youth Fair guests an opportunity to support the cause and earn a special discount. From Friday, March 14 through Sunday, March 30, guests who bring two cans of food per person to the designated tent area in the front gate area, will receive a coupon that can then be presented at any Main Gate Ticket Booth in order to receive a $4 discount off admission. The canned items will be deposited into a large container, allowing visitors to see the impact their donations are making to assist Miami Rescue Mission, whose volunteers will be on-hand to assist guests. Gates open on weekdays at 3:00 p.m.; weekends and spring break at noon, March 21 through March 30. General admission is $12 with FREE admission every day, all day for children 5 years and younger, as well as adults 65 and better. Parking is always FREE! Preferred parking is available for $12 per vehicle. Preferred parking is limited.
Afrojack Launches Capsule Collection at G-Star RAW
Next Thursday, March 27 EDM producer and DJ, Afrojack will be launching his new capsule collection done with G-Star RAW at the G-Star RAW Miami Beach store. The event is open to the public and will run from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. To RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.