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SPRING FLINGLocust Projects 2016 Spring Fling

Locust Projects’ highly anticipated Spring Fling has become a highlight of the Miami social calendar, bringing art lovers together for a unique evening featuring art, delicious food, drinks, and music. This year, Locust Projects will re-imagine Truman Capote’s 1966 Black & White Ball as the glamorous Spring Fling Black & White Bash at the elegant Design District Palm Court on Saturday, April 9, 2016, truly creating a night to remember. To purchase tickets: or 305-576-8570; Ticket (per person) $150 General public / $125 Locust Projects members.




Celebrate Global Empowerment

On Saturday, April 9th, Miami notables Michael Capponi & Dilay Bayraktar will celebrate their birthdays by hosting an evening to benefit Capponi’s foundation, the Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) at the prestigious new Island Gardens. The semi-formal event will be co-hosted by Ivana Trump and well attended by other Miami notables and GEM Board Members Seth Browarnik, Andres Fanjul and Dr. Jay H. Park to name a few. Capponi, who has hosted 78 mission trips to Haiti through the foundation, is thrilled to celebrate his birthday by raising funds for a cause he is so deeply passionate about. The former Mayor of Miami Beach Matti Bower, former Commissioner Michael Gongora and several firefighters who joined Capponi for his earthquake relief efforts in Haiti in 2010 will also be honored on stage. The evening will include cocktails under the moon and stars by Grey Goose and Herradura, a formal seated dinner, silent auction and a musical performance by Dilayla. 

A $100 donation will offer guests entry and cocktails while a $200 VIP donations includes the formal sit down dinner. Tickets are available via This Link; for table reservations call 786.479.3443.


2016 StarChefs South Florida Rising Stars Awards

StarChefs, the restaurant industry trends magazine, announces its 2016 South Florida Rising Stars Awards, honoring up-and-coming chefs and hospitality professionals, who represent the vanguard of the contemporary American dining scene. From the Keys to Jupiter, the StarChefs team visited more than 100 chefs, pastry chefs, bartenders, sommeliers, restaurateurs, and artisans. The winners will be honored at the StarChefs Rising Stars Gala on Wednesday, April 13 at Marlins Park, beginning with an awards ceremony at 6:30pm and followed by a tasting gala from 7:15pm to 9:30pm. Guests will experience 20 of South Florida’s most exciting restaurants with beverage pairings and cocktails by the winning sommeliers and bartenders, in one location for one night only—hosted by Levy Restaurants.General Admission is $85.00 per person. VIP tickets are $125.00 which includes a private VIP reception with a Cava tasting and Northern Divine Caviar, beginning at 5:45 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on their website at Aportion of the ticket sales will be donated to Feeding South Florida, a nonprofit food bank that distributes more than 40 million pounds of food per year. More than 98 percent of all donations are put back into the community. Learn more at

spSpring Chicken 

John Kunkel, CEO & Founder of 50 Eggs Inc., who created the national fast-casual chain Lime Fresh Mexican Grill and the award-wining Swine and Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, has cooked up a new, Southern-inspired restaurant with the opening of Spring Chicken, the fast casual compliment to his wildly successful South Beach sensation Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. With the motto “Live Well, Eat Well, Love Every Bite” Spring Chicken infuses the farm fresh qualities of comfort home-style cooking with a casual, laid back environment. For more information, visit


giraldaGiralda Under The Stars

On Friday, April 1, downtown Coral Gables’ Restaurant Row (located on the 100 block of Giralda Avenue between Ponce de Leon Blvd. and Galiano Street) will be bustling with al fresco dining and live entertainment from 7 p.m. to midnight as part of Giralda Under the Stars presented by Zacapa Rum.The 100 block of Giralda will be closed to vehicular traffic and visitors to Downtown Coral Gables will be able to stroll down Restaurant Row for a few magical hours. Some of the best Downtown Coral Gables restaurants and bars will fill the street with tables and chairs and serve patrons under the stars. There will be live music, art, and great weather to enjoy!



PARLOR Miami, a stylish haven for bold, independent and emerging designers will host a four day shopping and pampering extravaganza. PARLOR will feature internationally recognized designers as well as engaging experiences that encourage interaction and socialization with select events including Martini Bar, GLAMSQUAD Beauty Lounge, Yoga Classes, Jojo Tea Den & Meditation, Tiqo Happy Hour, Brunch by Gigi & Cocktails by Tiqo all alongside sounds by DJs YSL, Sasha Lauzon and Coco Hara.

PARLOR Miami will pop-up  Miami April 7th – 10th at the Miami Beach Woman’s Club

2401 Pine Tree Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140

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KAMPONGThe Kampong Miami Showhouse 2016

Two weeks from today, the work of 20+ interior designers, donors and volunteers will be unveiled to the public at The Kampong as part of the Junior League of Miami’s Showhouse 2016 fundraiser. The former home of Dr. David and Marian Fairchild, The Kampong, a registered historic place and one of only five National Tropical Botanical Gardens, will be open to the public for a home and garden experience from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday from April 7 – 24, 2016. Tickets are available for purchase at The Kampong is located at 4013 Douglas Road in Miami; For more information, please visit




philLittle Dreams Foundation Beach Benefit Gala & Concert

Support the Little Dreams Foundation by attending its 2nd Annual Dreaming on the Beach Benefit Gala & Concert on Friday, March 11 at the Fillmore Miami Beach. The evening will be hosted and headlined by five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning music legend Phil Collins (who will also perform), along with performances from Alvaro Soler, GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer Diego Torres, DJ Irie, original Foreigner front man Lou Gramm and the 2016 Little Dreamer Artists. The evening will support the Little Dreams Foundation, which fulfills the dreams of young aspiring talent who don’t have the means to achieve their goals. Hope you can come. Either sit for the gala dinner or attend the concert….Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and For tables and VIP access call 305-951-2757 or email


The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Hearts & Stars Gala 2016: Venetian Carnival

The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s (LLF) Hearts & Stars Gala 2016: Venetian Carnival charity event will be held on Saturday, March 12th, 2016 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Island Gardens and the deck at Island Gardens, 888 MacArthur Causeway. LLF assists South Florida children and their families who struggle with educational, financial and medical hardships. LLF assists children and their families in South Florida who struggle with educational, financial, and medical hardships. This support is derived from LLF’s recruiting and educating passionate, caring, socially conscious volunteers, and then utilizing them to support LLF programming and beneficiary charities. All proceeds from the Hearts & Stars Gala 2016: Venetian Carnival benefit LLF’s mission. The Hearts and Stars 2016 Gala will be a black tie optional, Venetian Carnival masquerade themed party; For more information visit


New World Symphony Gala 1000

New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, will hold its premier Gala: 1000 on March 12, an evening that will be emceed by acclaimed actor Malcolm McDowell in honor of reaching 1,000 alumni. The event will be made even more special by the return of five alumni luminaries who have transformed the world of classical music. I wanted to pique your interest in including the black-tie affair.

Ticket holders will be treated to a unique live performance that unites past and current Fellows in celebration of the organization’s milestone achievement. They will be guided through the experience by the Master of Ceremonies, Malcolm McDowell, who was chosen because of the star’s connection to classical music. McDowell currently plays the role of a traditional conductor on Amazon’s hit series Mozart In The Jungle. All proceeds from Gala: 1000 benefit New World Symphony’s mission to provide meaningful cultural programs to the South Florida community, while preparing young musicians for careers in the world of classical music.


Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program 

The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program will host its annual gala taking place on Saturday, March 12, at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami. Founders Jennifer Valoppi and Don Browne, Gala Chair Marisa Toccin Lucas and Co-Vice President, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, celebrate 19 successful years of mentoring at-risk young girls. Gala honorees include Humanitarian Chairs Trish and Dan Bell; Legacy Builder Honorees Laurie and Tom Cunnington; Excellence Honoree, Baptist Health South Florida; and Mentor of the Year, Nancy Frehling. The black-tie event will raise funds to support Women of Tomorrow’s mentoring sessions, career-focused field trips, specialized college campus visits, and scholarships that enable at-risk young women to attend college. The evening will consist of a cocktail reception beginning at 7PM, featuring lavish hors d’oeuvre, silent auction and a seated four-course dinner to begin at 8:30PM.


Cafeina Wynwood Announces the Launch of its Weekly “Krabtucky Derby” Racing, to Debut

On Thursday, March 17th,Cafeina Wynwood will launch its newest event, “Krabtucky Derby”in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The event will begin at 5:00 p.m.featuring a night of hermit crab races that brings a niche craze to the Wynwood Arts District. To help patrons cheer their way to victory “The Irish way,” specials on Irish craft beers will be offered for $5 all evening. For the foodies, BBQ items will be specially priced. In addition to Irish craft beers, it’s business as usual with Cafeina’s $5 libations happy hour. Indulge in Happy Hour until 8:00 p.m., featuring across-the-board $5 menu items including beer, wine and specialty cocktails.
ORA Miami Beach

Miami’s newest hotspot ORA is casting for its Spring 2016 opening. They are looking for Servers, Bartenders, Bottle Runners, Bussers, Dishwasher, Door Staff, Liquor Supervisors, Managers, Mixologists, Porters, Security Hosts and Barbacks. We will be doing interviews as follows, bring an updated resume.

Wednesday, March 23rd – 4:00pm-8:00pm Thursday, March 24th – 4:00pm-8:00pm Wednesday March 30th – 2:00pm-8:00pm ORA fills a void in the Miami market, bringing glamour back to South Beach with eclectic experiences and world-class hospitality. Featuring all the glamour and service of the grand, old-world hotels, mixed with the bold modernity of nightlife today, ORA takes personalized experiences and service to new heights. @oramiami #myora


dfDestination Fashion

The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, together with leading fashion destination, Bal Harbour Shops, will host one of Miami’s most anticipated social events of the year, Destination Fashion 2016, on Saturday, March 5, at Bal Harbour Shops. Following the red carpet, invited guests will enjoy a private dinner and fashion show featuring the Spring 2016 Collection of “King of Cashmere” Brunello Cucinelli. Following dinner, guests will enjoy after-hours access to Bal Harbour Shops, as retailers open for special displays and silent auctions. The evening culminates with a special live performance by Pitbull!

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Miami International Film Festival’s Opening Night Party 

Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival kicks off its Opening Night with incredible back to back parties! Join the Miami International Film Festival’s Opening Night Party returns to its traditional venue, the Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building. But first, catch the screening of MY BIG NIGHT at the Olympia Theater at Gusman Center and then the party kicks off after the film. The party promises to ring in the new Festival with glitz and cheer, boasting rocking music, cuisine, cocktails, and dancing, similar to a glittering NYE bash.  The events kick off the Festival’s CINEDWNTWN series, sponsored by Miami’s Downtown Development Authority.  You must be 21+ to attend the party.

Finish off the night at the Pérez Art Museum Miami’s largest fundraiser of the year’s After Party! Join cultural philanthropists, artists, civic leaders and arts supporters at Miami’s flagship art museum for an unforgettable evening in honor of artist Chuck Close.

This premium package includes one ticket to Miami International Film Festival’s Opening Night Film, MY BIG NIGHT, screening at 7:00 p.m., one ticket to My Big Party opening night event at 9:00 p.m., and one ticket to the Remix After Party at PAMM at 10:30pm.




 Larry Harlow and Marlow Rosado at El Tucán

Two Tropical Latin music titans, Larry Harlow and Marlow Rosado, will electrify the city of Miami with their musical prowess during a landmark concert at Marlow Rosado’s venue of residency, El Tucán. Their performance celebrates the release of their highly-anticipated concept album, Harlow Marlow Volume 1, a namesake melodic crusade, devised to secure the legacy of “Salsa Dura” (hardcore Salsa.).

El Tucán is sophisticated cabaret that echoes Cuba’s influence on Hollywood’s golden era, often frequented notables including actor Will Smith and Victoria Secret model, Adriana Lima; to Latin entertainment’s most luminescent stars. Tickets are available at ElTucanMiami.comHarlow Marlow Volume 1, will be available for purchase on March 11, 2016. The duo will kick off the Harlow Marlow Tour in Puerto Rico on March 4, 2016, and will also bring their sizzling salsa act to Tampa, April 9th and other cities, including New York.This is Marlow Rosado’s fourth album and first recording with new material in over a decade for  Larry Harlow, an epic studio return for this artist who has over fifty records under his belt.



mediterraneanfeast201601Second Annual Mediterranean Feast

The Social Club and High Tide, both at Kimpton’s Surfcomber Miami South Beach Hotel, are extending a special Friends of the Feast ticket discount for the highly anticipated Second Annual Mediterranean Feast, to be held on Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 9:30 p.m.—12:30 a.m. Active from February 1-12, 2016, early bird ticket buyers can use coupon code FRIENDSOFTHEFEAST at for a $20 discount off the otherwise $95 ticket price.






GZSiriusXM’s FOOD TALK with Geoffrey Zakarian

On Friday, February 26, celebrate this year’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival with the biggest “Chef-lebrities” in the culinary world for an exclusive behind-the-scenes live recording of SiriusXM’s FOOD TALK with Geoffrey Zakarian. Zakarian welcomes Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart, Guy Fieri, Giada DeLaurentiis, Valerie Bertinelli, Anne Burrell, Alex Guaranschelli, Tyler Florence, Margaret Zakarian, Marc Murphy, Scott Conant, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jeremy Ford, Food Network Magazine’s Maile Carpenter and The New York Times’ Sam Sifton. The recording will run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The Sandbox, Miami Beach Edition.


8th Annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon

On March 1, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens will welcome South Florida’s boldest fashion-forward vizsupporters to its 8th Annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon, known informally as “The Hat Luncheon.”  Each year this must-go event attracts 300 guests from Miami, Palm Beach and New York for a beautiful, stylish day including a champagne lunch and informal modeling in Vizcaya’s European-style grounds. The Preservation Luncheon raises funds to preserve and protect Vizcaya Museum and Gardens for the community and future generations to come. Founded in 2009, the luncheon is a friend-raiser and fund-raiser to support the preservation of Vizcaya.Tickets can be purchased online for $350 per person, tables for 10 guests for $3,500 and premier James Deering tables of 10 for $5,000. For more information about the Preservation Luncheon, visit  email


19_pamm_art_of_the_party_supper_club_juan_e_cabreraPérez Art Museum Gala

On March 4, Pérez Art Museum will host Miami’s largest fundraiser of the year, conceptualized by Lee Brian Schrager. The magical evening features three exclusive experiences that showcase the world-class museum’s unique architecture and Miami’s position as an international art capital. Join cultural philanthropists, artists, civic leaders and arts supporters at Miami’s flagship art museum for an unforgettable evening in honor of artist Chuck Close; Chef’s Table – seated dinner (Sold Out) Supper Club – dinner lounge ($750 per ticket; $10,000 private lounge seating for ten with bottle and butler – limited availability) Remix – after party. For more information contact:



Don’t Miss: The Bass Ball, Crash The Fire Kitchen, and SOBEWFF 2016!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 17 - 2016

bass-museum-web-headerBass Ball

Experience the art, the fun and glamour this Saturday, February 20 at The Bass Ball fundraiser with keep The Ball rolling…, an upbeat after party to benefit the Bass Museum of Art. The evening begins at 9:00 p.m. with a sensational performance by South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga. Experience for yourself why Ruga has captivated the art world with his portrayal of a vivid utopia told through fantastic costumes and sensuous choreography. Enjoy the thrill of a contemporary art auction with original works by Daniel Arsham, Tracey Emin and Paola Pivi and more. Dress code for the evening is Whimsical Black Tie. Prizes will be awarded for the Most Creative, Most Outlandish, Best Couple and Most Elegant. Complimentary valet parking is included. Purchase tickets at:


Crash the Fire Kitchen – Carnivores Only!

Crash the Fire Kitchen – Carnivores Only!, a not to be missed chef collaboration between Francis Mallmann of Los Fuegos, Paul Qui of Pao by Paul Qui at The Dome and Gabriel Ask, Executive Chef of Faena Hotel Miami Beach.  Offering a special menu available, to the public for one night only at Los Fuegos at Faena Hotel Miami Beach on Wednesday, February 24th.  The price is $195 per person with seating starting 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.  Reservations can be booked by calling Los Fuegos at 786.655.5600.



The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE (SOBEWFF®) is celebrating its 15th anniversary February 24 – 28, 2016, and continues to expand upon upgrades to its signature Miami Beach event.  The Festival’s signature white tents are home to the Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village featuring MasterCard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid® Culinary Demonstrations taking place Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28, and are flanked by the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the iconic Art Deco cityscape spanning between 10th Street & 13th Street on Ocean Drive. Tickets for this event, and many more, are available online at or by calling 877.762.3933.


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Mary Jo Almeida-Shore,Jose Almeida,Maryanne Salvat
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