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DJ Irie 2013Irie Weekend
Irie Weekend is known as of Miami’s top events of the year, not only because of the visibility it garners through its A-list attendees, but for the event’s focus on benefitting the Irie Foundation. The foundation’s ultimate goal is to improve the lives of underprivileged youth, making sure they are on the right track to a successful future. Past attendees of Irie Weekend include Alonzo MourningDwayne Wade, LeBron JamesJason TaylorKristin Cavallari, Nick CannonGabrielle UnionTravie McCoy and Jamie Foxx among others.




CUCU-1 Gallery: Look At Me

On Thursday, June 27, CU-1 Gallery, located in downtown Miami’s iconic Security Building, will celebrate its inaugural opening exhibition, Look At Me, featuring works by renowned European photographers including Roger Weber, Christopher Thomas and Simon Emmit with Paul Solomons and will  run in tandem with the opening of Kiwi Art Group‘s Andy Warhol-dedicated exhibition, Behind the Lens of William John Kennedy. For additional information or to RSVP to attend, contact  




Magic City Package at W South Beach

In light of season two of the STARZ hit series Magic City,W South Beach Hotel & Residences is launching its newest package inspired by the sexy, Miami-based television show. Bringing to life the acclaimed television show, set in Miami Beach circa 1959, the oceanfront luxury hotel presents a unique package and sweepstakes offering for Magic City enthusiasts. As a part of a first-time partnership between W South Beach Hotel & Residences and the television series, the Magic City package is available for purchase now through August, for stays until December 2013. Guests will be invited to revel in the sexy decadence of life as a Miami Beach hotelier with rates starting at $429/night.  The Magic City package is available for booking at or by calling 1.877.822.0000 and using promo code LBPKG. Pricing is exclusive of tax and gratuity and is subject to availability. Some restrictions apply.


local house The Local House Summer Specials

The Local House, the intimate, chic Hamptons-style oasis known for its fresh, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, is pleased to launch two distinct Summer Specials menus. Now available Monday – Thursday from 11:30am to 3:00pm, Lunch is prix fixe at $21 per person, including an appetizer, main course and dessert, including favorites such as Goat Cheese Croquettes, Half Dozen Fresh Oysters, Chicken Paillard & Summer Salad, Grilled Salmon With Ratatouille and Local House Bread Pudding (with vanilla gelato). The Summer Specials also extend to Sunset Dinner, served Sunday through Thursday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, prix fixe priced at $32 per person, including an appetizer, main course and dessert, including favorites such as Crispy Calamari, Local House Crab Cake, Pasta Bolognese, Tuna Sliders, and Pineapple Crème Caramel.



PAMMPérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

On Thursday, June 27 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) welcomes new PAMM Contemporaries members at the group’s highly-anticipated Friendraiser, the Museum’s first official event as PAMM. Set against the idyllic backdrop of Biscayne Bay in the enchanted gardens of The Standard Spa Miami Beach, the event will feature an exclusive DJ and visual performance by Los Jaichackers, a Los Angeles – and Phoenix – based multimedia art collaborative. Los Jaichackers (Spanglish for hijackers) are known for tracing ‘the global DNA of emerging musical subcultures in Latin America, the border, the United States, and abroad.’ The duo will also be capturing film and audio on-site for a major performance that will take place at PAMM’s December opening, giving attendees a glimpse into the Museum’s opening/Miami Art Week celebration, and the chance to be a part of it. Pérez Art Museum Miami’s new, state-of-the-art facility, now under construction in downtown Miami’s Museum Park alongside Biscayne Bay, is designed by world renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, and features 200,000 square feet of programmable space. New PAMM Contemporaries members who join the group between May 1 and the time of the event can attend. Current PAMM Contemporaries must refer a new member or renew their membership to attend. For more information or to join and receive an invitation, contact or 305.375.1727.

Miami HEAT Viewing Parties

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 19 - 2013

heatThe Flat. Catch Game 6 in style with the chicest happy hour South of Fifth. Very Happy Hour(s) at The Flat offers signature cocktails, craft beer and wine ranging from $5 to $8 available from 8 to 10 p.m. View the game on a jumbo projection screen and enjoy signature sips such as the Empire State, Peached Old Fashion and the Suite 180. For more information, call 305.531.3528,


RA Sushi in South Miami. Spice up your Game 6 watch party and order one of RA’s “Big Three” sushi platters. Ranging from $70 to $120, these three platters – the Maki Maki, Tsukiji Combo and Harajuku Combo – are large enough to share in the office or even host a block party! For more information, call 305.341.0092,


South Shore and Florida Cookery Patio at The James Royal Palm. Head in to the South Shore rum bar or sit at the Florida Cookery Patio pool bar for Miami HEAT specials including two-for-one Bacardi rum-inspired cocktails from 7:00 p.m. to midnight while you cheer on “The Big Three.” A Florida Cookery small bites menu will be available as well as $10 validated valet parking. For more information, call 305.604.5700,


The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar. After the game’s over, head over to The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar to enjoy table sharing bites prepared by Chef Dewey LoSasso and signature cocktails crafted by mixologist Andres Aleman, available from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. Miami HEAT players Chris Bosh and Juwan Howard have been known to celebrate in style at the restaurant after major game victories. For more information, call 305.538.8533|


By: Maryanne Salvat 

avedaEnd of the School Year Pampering at Seven Seas Aveda Spa and Salon

With the end of the school calendar looming, it is time for teachers to unwind and be appreciated for all their hard work. To thank educators for their contributions to the community, the Seven Seas Aveda Spa & Salon is hosting a summer-long, teacher appreciation promotion from June 21 (summer solstice and longest day of the year) to Labor Day, September 2. Select luxury spa treatments will be offered at the discounted rate of $20.13 to celebrate the end of the 2012-2013 academic year.   For more information visit:


Old Fashioned Wednesdays at Cecconi’s Miami Beach 

Cecconi’s Miami Beach presents ” Old Fashioned Wednesdays” the first-ever weekly event of its kind at the intimate restaurant nestled on the ground floor of Soho Beach House.  Live jazz music sets the scene for guests to enjoy classic hand crafted  old fashioned drinks for $10. Wednesday nights also bring an exclusive traditional Venetian Cicchetti menu .Guests can choose 3 items for $15 and add additional for $4.These Italian-style small plates are a delightful way to sample a variety of Venetian specialties Cecconi’s has to offer. 


lone rangerLone Ranger Ride For Justice Social Media 

In preparation for the much anticipated release of The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, Disney is encouraging fans to participate in “The Lone Ranger Ride For Justice.” Disney took the iconic characters from The Lone Ranger movie and franchise and brought them to life – literally – as a storytelling device for the campaign. Now through July 4th, Life-size and ultra-realistic statues of the Lone Ranger and Tonto riding horseback will be embarking on a journey across the country. They will be gracing rooftops, mountaintops and famous landmarks along the way, only staying long enough in each city to be discovered by the locals before they continue their ride westward. The twist is that no one will know where Lone Ranger and Tonto will appear or where they’re going next. Disney is challenging the public through social media to participate in a scavenger hunt to find the physical statues, or to guess their location based on a photo clue. In each city, two clues will be released on The Lone Ranger Ride for Justice tumblr page  and photo clues will be posted on Instagram Fans can then upload pictures of the statues to Twitter or Instagram with #LRRideForJustice for a chance to win prizes.


BeachBashEvite_06222013Cosmopolitan en Español 

Cosmopolitan en Español, the leading Spanish-language fashion and beauty magazine for the fun, fearless Hispanic female, is proud to kick off the summer season with its annual Beach Bash event hosted by Editor-in-Chief Ana Victoria Taché, along with presenting sponsors Splat, Samsara Imports and L.A. Colors Cosmetics at Nikki Beach. The “after-beach” party will feature an exciting variety of entertainment. After enjoying a welcome refreshment at the door, friends and fans are invited to experiment with a flirty new look at the Splat station, featuring color hair extensions and washables, or at L.A. Colors’ makeup bar. Refreshing cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Before leaving, guests can capture the moment at a Polaroid photo booth. The first 250 guests will receive an exclusive VIP gift bag that includes a Cosmopolitan en Español water bottle and additional products courtesy of Splat, Samsara Imports and L.A. Colors Cosmetics.Guests must RSVP to  


cookerySummer Seafood Kickoff at Florida Cookery

Florida Cookery at The James Royal Palm will host its first annual Summer Seafood Kickoff introducing the new seafood-driven Summer Menu on Friday, June 21 – the first official day of Summer – with a poolside celebration from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the newly opened Florida Cookery Patio. South Floridians will be pleased to hear that the Summer Menu brings with it a 50 percent discount on select beverages & complimentary valet parking for locals (seven days a week) through Labor Day.  The kick-off party, which is free and open to the public with RSVP to, will enjoy complimentary local beer, wine and light bites from the new menu.





Zeidys_Sailboats-and-Toy-CarsBy: Maryanne Salvat


Zeidy’s Grand Opening

Shopping for Father’s Day will be smooth sailing thanks to a new retail destination in Miami Beach : Zeidy’s. Located next to The Forge Restaurant and Wine Bar, the men’s store will host a special Grand Opening “Wine & Cheese” event on Thursday, June 13, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Guests must RSVP by emailing



Omaha Steaks Spectacular Deals!

It’s almost Father’s Day, and there’s no better way to treat your dad or any special guy you know this year with world-famous Omaha Steaks! At prices up to 68% off, you can afford to treat yourself too! Shop now and save big, this offer won’t last long! For this great gift visit:


Commemoration for Sailor Jerry

Sailor Jerry, the iconic Spiced Rum, today announced it will partner with popular Miami watering holes Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, Sandbar Grill and Blackbird Ordinary to host a celebration to commemorate the life of Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, the father of the old school tattooing and the inspiration behind the rum brand itself on Wednesday, June 12. Recognized as “Sailor Jerry Day,” June 12th is the date Collins passed away in 1973. If Collins was alive today, he would be turning 102 years old this year. To mark the occasion, drink specials will be available on Sailor Jerry cocktails such as the Backyard Tea (Arnold Palmer with Sailor Jerry)and Sailor Moons(shot of Sailor Jerry in a Blue Moon beer) at participating locationsthroughout the evening. Fans will also be invited to join a hula hoop contest at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ for a chance to win a Sailor Jerry duffle bag filled with Sailor Jerry goodies.


ingING Miami Celebrity Domino Night

Amigos For Kids, a Miami-based nonprofit organization that aims to prevent child abuse and neglect by valuing children, strengthening families and educating communities, will host its signature annual fundraiser, ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night. The event will take place on Saturday, June 15, at 8:00 p.m. at Jungle Island.

The evening will feature celebrity domino players, bar courtesy of presenting sponsor, Bacardí USA, and an exciting silent auction featuring the original artwork for this year’s painting by Carlos Navarro, “Conga y Domino.” Also, for the first time ever, the organization, will have a special multi-channel appeal via its social impact wall, which will inform attendees on the different ways they can help Amigos further its mission. The social impact wall gives attendees insight into the different work that the organization does through its programs, events and annual back-to-school and toy drive. A unique text-to-donate feature will also be available for guests who wish to contribute on-site. The organization creates awareness through public service campaigns and high-profile fundraising events such as the ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night. To become an Amigo by donating your time or other resources to children in need, call 305.279.1155 or visit


RA Sushi in South Miami Celebrates International Sushi Day

RA Sushi in South Miami will celebrate International Sushi Day on Tuesday, June 18, encouraging Miami residents to eat more sushi. To honor this special day, members of “The Hook Up” – RA’s preferred customer email program – will receive a special offer for one complimentary Tootsy Maki with the purchase of any beverage. The complimentary Tootsy Maki certificate will be emailed to “The Hook Up” members on June 18, to be redeemed that same day. Those not yet members of “The Hook Up” can sign up by Friday, June 14, at to receive the offer.



CAF-PR~1Café Prima Pasta Introduces Fresh Squeezed Cocktails 

Café Prima Pasta is launching a fresh-squeezed cocktail series featuring seasonal selects from the farmer’s market curated into cocktails by the restaurant’s lead mixologist starting at $6. Think Key Lime and Coconut Caipirinhas; Brazilian Cachaca, shredded coconut, brown sugar and lime juice served on the rocks; Carrot and Cilantro Coolers, silver tequila, carrot juice, orange juice and agave nectar finely strained and served over ice with a sprig of cilantro; Lychee Crush Shooters, vodka, lychee liquer and muddled lychees topped with a splash of lemon/lime soda and soda water served straight up or Sparkling Cranberry Splash, Italian white wine, hand pressed cranberries and sliced, white peaches.Low sugar and low-guilt, these healthy cocktails compliment Café Prima Pasta’s new vegetarian and gluten-free menu options available throughout the summer.



Sardinia Enoteca Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante

Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante, Miami’s celebrated eatery serving rustic, Mediterranean-Italian fare, has announced the return of its summer specials in celebration of the abundantly fresh, bright flavors of the season. The charming eatery is offering diners special three course prix-fixe menus available for lunch and dinner throughout June and July. Priced at $39 per person, the dinner menu runs from Sunday through Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until midnight while the lunch menu is priced at $23 per person and served seven days a week from noon until 4:00 p.m.; tax and gratuity not included. In tandem with this fabulous deal, Sardinia is re-launching its Wine & Dine special where guests will receive 40% off of select bottles of wine from its extensive, primarily Italian, wine list every Tuesday evening in June and July. For more information or reservations, call 305. 531.2228, or visit


sky ridersMiami Seaquarium : Sky Riders

Miami Seaquarium will thrill guests with its new summer show “Sky Riders” featuring daring motorcycle high wire and acrobatic stunts.  The show starts with an inclined motorcycle high wire act, 40 feet off the ground.  Acrobats run the motorcycle up and down the incline wires they perform stunts atop the motorcycle while balancing it on the cable. The show then switches gears to fun and laughs with “Tony and his Comedy Trampoline”.  The exciting finale of the show are the heart-stopping feats in the Motorcycle Globe of Death, which takes place inside a 14 foot diameter steel mesh cage where two motorcycles crisscross and loop around each other at high-speed.

After enjoying the exhilarating performance, guests can experience the park’s fun and cool alternatives to beat the heat.  Cool off with a 55 degree splash from Lolita at the Killer Whale Show.  Get a blast from the water cannons at Salty’s Pirate Playground.  Slide down an inflatable water slide or get refreshed in a “Play and Spray” misting station.  General admission to Miami Seaquarium is $39.95 and $29.95 for children ages 3 to 9.  More information on Miami Seaquarium is available at


tea_3Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Celebration Tea

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is celebrating a big milestone this year – the 75th anniversary of opening to the public! As part of our Afternoon Tea series, Fairchild is hosting a Celebration Tea on Sunday, June 9 at 3:00 p.m. No matter what you’re celebrating, enjoy a beautiful tea service upstairs in the Visitor Center Ballroom overlooking the Pandanus Lake and lush greenery. Three types of tea will be served along with sweet and savory snacks, including scones with clotted cream and curried chicken salad sandwiches. The Celebration Tea is $27 for Fairchild members, $37 for non-members and $17 for children 12 and under. To make a reservation, please call Marnie Valent at 305.663.8059. For more info, visit the Celebration Tea webpage


gerryHappy Birthday Gerry Kelly!

Get ready to wish Miami’s Nightlife King, Gerry Kelly, a very Happy Birthday on SaturdayJune 22 the Newport Beachside Resort and Hotel. The event will be held in the main Grand lobby of the spectacular resort, in their award-winning restaurant Kitchen 305 and poolside, boasting stunning views of the Atlantic. The grand lobby and adjoining Kitchen 305 will be transformed into a palatial setting by renowned designers 3DX. The celebration will begin at 10:00 p.m. with a cocktails and hors d’oeuvres reception and will be followed by a spectacular evening filled with music, performances, dancing and fun! In keeping with the “Gerry Kelly style”, this year’s theme will be Rock stars and Royalty!   For guests that would like to dine before the celebration, KITCHEN 305 has created a special Surf & Turf dinner for $35 per person beginning at 7:00 p.m. For VIP table service, Kitchen 305 will also have bottles special throughout the evening, including Absolut Vodka bottles for $100 (++) and Premium Bottles including Grey Goose, Black Label, Patron and more for $175 (++). For dining or table reservations call 305.749.2110. The official celebration begins with Red Carpet arrivals at 10:00 p.m. followed by an open Casa Amigos Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception until 11:00 p.m.

NWCBy: Maryanne Salvat

Keiko Matsui and Al Di Meola at Miami’s New World Center 

On Friday, May 31, the first time ever performing at Miami’s New World Center, celebrated jazz artist and pianist Keiko Matsui will join special guest Al Di Meola for a never before seen concert event featuring both artists as well as Keiko’s band. Matsui is known around the world for her innovative contemporary jazz performances and Di Meola for blending world music and jazz; this performance will feature their original work, and several songs will be performed together. Tickets are available at the New World Center box office and on starting at $45 priced to $200, which includes a meet and greet with the artists.



MAM Lights Out Farewell BBQ 

On Saturday, June 1, after 15 years of enhancing Miami’s cultural repertoire, Miami Art Museum is closing its doors in preparation for its transformation into Pérez Art Museum Miami. To celebrate, Miami Art Museum will host a full-blown community BBQ on its grounds for the very last time from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Filled with music, food, art, and exhibitions culture-seekers will bid farewell to MAM as the lights literally GO OUT that evening. This is a great event for locals to experience a piece of Miami’s history; Pricing for the event, $10 for non-members, free for members.



Emerson Dorsch Art Gallery Presents: Algae and Espiritútara Emerson

In conjunction with the group exhibition Object implied, Emerson Dorsch Art Gallery is pleased to share two local brands that capture and exude an effortless energy and enthusiasm unique to Miami. Join them on Saturday, June 1, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. for a viewing-party to share these two local brands while enjoying complimentary cocktails, bites from La Latina, Azucar ice cream, Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, and a playlist created by Ghostpiss from NYC. Both Algae and Espiritútara will present their current collections, with products available for purchase.

Algae is a Miami-based lifestyle brand focused on producing a limited edition artist series each season; Working closely with established and up-and-coming Miami-based artists, Algae helps to produce their vision completely; Fabric, fit, cut and sew, dying, and printing is all up to the artist; Algae guides the process and aims to produce high quality, totally original, and totally Miami products. 

Espiritútara seeks to empower with beautiful jewelry that possesses elements of protection and positivity. Inspired by travel, art, and the pursuit of magic, the pieces are made of intentional stones and handmade elements that are designed for those searching for both design and the manifestation of light.



manciniMancini Modern Italian Honors Local Diners

Nestled on the emerging west end of the downtown business district of Las Olas Boulevard, Mancini Modern Italian is a fresh, new concept on contemporary Italian cuisine by restaurateur Jack Mancini. Mancini Modern Italian is honoring loyal locals with half-off select pasta dishes and glasses of Prosecco or Chianti every Tuesday evening starting June 4. Featured dishes include Gnocchi ($10), chives and parmigiano-reggiano in a gorgonzola cream sauce; Tagliolini alla Carbonara ($10.50), hand-crafted pasta gently tossed with pancetta, pecorino and poached egg yolk; Lasagnette ($10), house-made lasagna combined with beef sugo, parmesan béchamel and fresh mozzarella; Linguini ($10), little neck clams, sautéed in white wine with garlic and  parsley, served with a thick slice of toasted ciabatta bread; Orecchiette ($10.50), pasta medallions gently tossed with homemade sausage, broccoli rabe, rapini pesto, garlic and pecorino; Garganelli ($11), fennel sausage and porcini mushrooms in a rich Taleggio cream sauce; Tagliatelle alla Bolognese ($10.50), fresh pasta served with premium ground beef, veal and pork in a red wine reduction topped with grated parmigiano-reggiano and Spaghetti ($7.50), vine ripened tomatoes, basil and peperoncino. Proof of residency required.  For reservations, call 754.200.8602 or visit


Communities in Schools of Miami, Inc.

Communities in Schools of Miami, Inc. (CIS) is hosting a charity cocktail party for its Young Professionals Network at Blue Martini on Brickell from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., on Tuesday, June 11, to celebrate the commencement of the 2012-2013 school year.  Guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails, an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment for $25 per person. All the proceeds from the evening’s event will directly benefit CIS’ mentoring, tutoring, career counseling, after school and summer programs. Playing “PhilanthroPub” for the evening, Blue Martini is a chic lounge in Miami’s bustling business district offering daily happy hour specials, live entertainment and guest DJS. Tickets can be purchased at the door.



Miami Socialholic
Mary Jo Almeida-Shore,Jose Almeida,Maryanne Salvat
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