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monster-ballThe Monster Ball at Ball & Chain

On Friday, October 28, Ball & Chain is thrilled to present ‘The Monster Ball,’ an in-house production starring the Ball & Chain dancers lead by Rene Rodriguez which will bring to life classic Halloween characters kicking off on the main bar at 8:00 pm, followed by a dance production on the pineapple stage at 9:00 pm.  Following this main event, guests can also enjoy a live performance by the Spam Allstars followed by a set with DJ Kenyi Succar.  (21 and over to attend, this event is open to the public, no cover).  Ball & Chain is located at 1513 SW 8th Street, Little Havana, FL 33135 www.ballandchainmiami.com.

 

diamondMiami Children’s Health Foundation 10th Anniversary Diamond Ball

Miami Children’s Health Foundation will celebrate the 10th Anniversary Diamond Ball benefiting the children and families at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital on Saturday, October 29, at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Ranked among the top fundraisers in Florida and one the most anticipated charity events of the season, the gala will serve as backdrop for the induction of world-renowned singer and composer Jose Feliciano into the Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame. Miami native and co-host of “The Insider” on CBS, Louis Aguirre will serve as Master of Ceremonies, and will include a live performance by Jose Feliciano.

Nightmare on the Beach

The Little Lighthouse Foundation hosts its 7th Annual Nightmare on the Beach extravaganza – voted #1 Halloween party year after year, on the sands of South Beach on Saturday, October 29.  Located in Lummus Park, the bash is sure to be the hottest event of the Halloween weekend with will themed pavilions, performers and a special tribute to LUCHA LIBRE. During the day, LLHF will host its second annual Halloween Parade for kids. The event is free and includes trick-or-treating and other fun activities.

WHEN:
Saturday, October 29th
Children’s Halloween Parade: 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Nightmare on the Beach: 9 pm – 2 am

WHERE:
Lummus Park
9th Street & Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

 

Rock My Boat: Halloween Edition

On Sunday, October 30th starting at 5:00 pm and going until late at River Yacht Club, wear your Halloween costume and dance the night away to beats by DJ Alex Orue, host of Revolution Radio Miami’s “Detox” show and enjoy a menu programmed by the new Michelin-starred chef Giacomo Pettinari. There will be a selection of exciting, live performances taking place throughout the evening including fire performers, dancers, a violinist and saxophone player and more. This event is open to the public and there is no cover charge.

 

sergiosSergio’s at the American Airlines Arena

Since 1975, Sergio’s has served up the most authentic Cuban cuisine in Miami. CEO Carlos Gazitua has worked hard to evolve and expand, making Sergio’s the first national Cuban restaurant franchise in the United States. Their most recent specialty is their new night menu, centered on tapas and tablas. Made for sharing, this menu promotes sharing with la familia – creating memories and laughs together. Whether you order tabla espanola, croqueta pizza, mini Cuban tacos, or chispa fries – you will know Sergio’s has hit a home run with this unique concept.Sergio’s continues to expand with its recent opening of Sergio’s in AmericanAirlines Arena. Sergio’s Fast-Casual concept has taken over the Latin Flavor Zone at the home of Miami Heat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

misoSO’s  11th Grand Season Opening

The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) is proud to announce the beginning of the 28th season 2016/17, under the baton of Maestro Eduardo Marturet in his 11th Season, specially designed to enrich our community and give a variety of concerts with no precedent. Once again, Maestro Eduardo Marturet will demonstrate his talent and virtuosity to delight the most select audience. Grand Season Opening is the beginning of a fantastic season performed by the professionalism of the great orchestra that is MISO, including 7 concerts in Concert Halls, and 5 refreshing outdoor locations, and free admission for the delight of our residents. Next Sunday October 23rd at 6:00 pm, the Adrienne Arsht Center – Knight Concert Hall, will raise the curtain for the Grand Season Opening, that will begin with the first compasses of the emblematic Maurice Ravel’s Bolero, his most famous musical piece.  Subscriptions and single tickets are now on sale at the www.arshtcenter.org; Start at just $72 for three concerts and $35 for single tickets. Prices, artists, dates, times and programs are subject to change without notice. For more information, visit www.themiso.org or call (305) 275-5666.

RAktoberfest

Always on the lookout to enhance its innovative menu, RA Sushi South Miami, has incorporated several local craft beers to its innovative menu, perfect to raise a glass and celebrate RAktoberfest with friends during Happy Hour. Brewed in Florida, the beers include Funky Budha “Floridian Hefeweizen” and Cigar City “Florida Cracker.” While unmistakably local, the beers nicely complement the wide variety of menu items, from more than 75 different types of sushi and appetizers like Asian-flavor infused chicken wings to delicious entrées like Black Pepper Sirloin Steak and Chicken Katsu served with Asian BBQ sauce.

 

Jax Celebrity Roastjax

Television host and courtside reporter for Miami HEAT telecasts, Jason Jackson, has announced the lineup of Celebrity Roasters for the first annual JAX Celebrity Roast, taking place on Saturday, October 22nd at EPIC Hotel in downtown Miami.  Tickets are now on sale through www.JaxCelebrityRoast.com for what is considered to be the first event of its kind in Florida. One of today’s most beloved celebrities from the sports and entertainment world – DJ Irie – is preparing to be shamed as the inaugural Roastee during a highly anticipated evening rendition of “no holds barred” embarrassment courtesy of the Celebrity Roasters who are confirmed to take center stage for their uncensored denunciation of Miami’s hometown hero.  Iconic comedians and entertainment personalities, each picked for their, until now, classified personal information and willingness to uncover Irie’s greatest misfortunes, will include former SNL cast member, Finesse Mitchell; comedian and creator/executive producer of BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” Chris Spencer; entertainment anchor and host of VH1’s “Dating Naked,” Rocsi Diaz and Miami’s own HITS 97.3 radio host, DJ Laz.

spookySPOOKY SYMPHONY FAMILY FEST

The Spooky Symphony   The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is pleased to announce SPOOKY SYMPHONY as the opening performance for the 2016-2017 season of FAMILY FEST, the Center’s signature series of free family-friendly performances. The thrilling Halloween concert, co-presented by The Children’s Trust, will be performed by The Greater Miami Youth Symphony and the Alhambra Orchestra on Sunday, October 29 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.The spooky concert features enchanting scores accompanied by large-scale visuals from family favorites including Star Wars, World of Warcraft and King Kong, plus creepy classics such as Danse Macabre, Toccata and Fugue and Night on Bald Mountain. Audience members of all ages are encouraged to get in the holiday spirit by dressing in their favorite costumes! Admission to FAMILY FEST is FREE. However, First-Access Passes are required. First-Access Passes for the October 29 performances featuring SPOOKY SYMPHONY will be available beginning today. First-Access Passes can be reserved by calling the Adrienne Arsht Center box office at 305-949-6722 or online at www.arshtcenter.org (limit four per person). The passes provide patrons with first-access to seating in the theater. Seating is “first-come, first-admitted” for the performance and passes do not guarantee a seat.

 

 

 

love-yourself#FORSUCCESSFULLIVING

This Friday, October 14th join DIESEL for complimentary haircuts & cocktails at their Lincoln Road location. Celebrating the launch of their 50 Rules for Successful Living #FORSUCCESSFULLIVING with an in-store event in partnership with The Spot Barbershop, Peroni and music by DJ Elle from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; RSVP here.

 

 

 

Miami Children’s Museum Not So Scary Family Halloween Bashhalloween

Once again the Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) is bringing Halloween’s most fun event to South Florida. It’s the fantastic Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash Sunday, October 16th from 1 to 6PM, 980 MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island. This event will be your child’s highlight of the costume season.  Your little goblins will trick or treat around the Museum’s galleries, brave the Haunted House, test their knowledge in the Mad Scientist Lab and create crazed crafts. Admission is just $50.00 per person. All proceeds raised for the event will directly support MCM’s educational programs.  For questions contact the Museum at 305.373.KIDS (5437) or visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.

 

The Butcher Shop Arts & Kegs Series

The Butcher Shop is continuing its highly acclaimed Arts & Kegs series on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 with a special Halloween pumpkin painting edition! 25 pumpkins will be given out on a first come, first serve basis to locals, artists and visitors alike.  To participate, contestants must purchase a liter and The Butcher Shop will provide a pumpkin, paint and brushes. Once each work of art is completed, a photo of each pumpkin will be uploaded to a Facebook album on The Butcher Shop’s page and the two contestants with the most “likes” will win. First place will be awarded a $100 gift certificate to The Butcher Shop and the second place winner will receive a $ $50 gift certificate. *Gift certificates exclude retail. For more information, visit www.thebutchershopmiami.com or call (305) 846–9120.

 

GKB

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 11 - 2016

gbkGKB is a contemporary bistro and bar located in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood area that features a globally influenced Peruvian menu created by Chef Rafael Perez. Perez, a native of Peru, draws on his background as well as incorporating local flavors and ingredients to deliver stellar ceviches, tiraditos and modern twists on traditional Latin dishes. Fans of boozy brunches and incredible food in an upscale, modern and relaxed atmosphere are welcome to enjoy the new brunch menu featuring traditional brunch staples, modern twists on classics as well as fresh summer dishes and specialty cocktails.

For those who fancy a free-flowing beverage option can opt for the $24 “All Day Rose” Billette Rose from Provence special. The brunch cocktail menu also features the new GKBloody Mary for two piled high with shrimp and bacon for $26. For Champagne lovers, the bubbly options include $15 ‘POP’ by Pommery Champagne Splits as well as full bottles of Heidsiek Monopole Champagne options for $60.

In addition, GKB’s Sunday brunch menu includes a “Bottomless Brunch” for just $24. For those who fancy gbk1a free flowing “Bottomless Brunch” cocktail options include Pisco Punch, Sangria, Mimosa’s, Bloody Mary’s and Rosé. The a la carte brunch menu features sweet brunchy treats including Guava and Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast, in-house Baked Granola, Florida Honey & Yogurt and 3 different types of Pancakes – Buttermilk, Quinoa or Blue Corn. For the savory, the menu will offer dishes like: Lomo Saltado Quesadillia, Pulled Pork & Quinoa Pancakes with Sunny Side Egg, Shrimp Sofrito, Soft Shell Crab Benedict as well as classics like Steak-n-Eggs with a Peruvian twist, classic ceviches, tiraditos, and a selection of their main dishes throughout the day. Don’t miss the churrasco- it’s one of the best!

This October 2016 will mark the restaurant’s one year anniversary. To celebrate, GKB Wynwood is excited to announce the new additions which will include a unique indoor/outdoor ceviche & raw bar offering ceviches, oysters and sushi. In addition, Chef Rafael Perez will be hosting weekly interactive master classes where guests will learn the fine art of ceviche and sushi making. For reservations: call 1 786-477-5151 or www.gkbistronomie.com or email info@gkbistronomie.com.

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camillusCulinary Community Joins Together for Camillus House

Culinary Community for Camillus house is currently taking place until November 23 with more than 16 restaurants offering 2-course lunches for $15 and 2-course dinners for $25 excluding gratuities. Five percent of proceeds from these menus will be donated directly to Camillus House to feed and house needy individuals and families!  It’s a win-win deal and diners can change lives one meal at a time.  Website: www.cc4camillus.org

 

fftc_aug_1Wacoal Fit For The Cure

Wacoal is hosting over 1,200 regional Fit For The Cure events throughout the months of September – November, offering complimentary bra fittings to every woman who attends.  Join Miami’s own Wordy Girl, Maria Tettamanti at Macy’s Dadeland this Saturday, October 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For every woman fit, Wacoal donates $2 to Susan G. Komen® to benefit breast cancer research and community health programs, and for every Wacoal or b. tempt’d item purchased during the event, Wacoal donates an additional $2.Research shows 8 of 10 women are wearing the incorrect bra size, making it all the more important to get fit. By taking less than 15 minutes to meet with a Wacoal fit expert, you are helping to contribute to an important cause. Over the last 16 years, Wacoal has raised 4.4 million dollars through Fit For the Cure. This fall, help Wacoal reach its goal of fitting 1 million women and donating over $5 million to Susan G. Komen

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Cantina La Veinte- Authentic Mexican Cuisine in a Lively and Gorgeous Space

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 4 - 2016

cantinaCantina La Veinte in downtown Miami’s Icon Brickell, offers an elevated, authentic dining experience in a strikingly elegant setting. What Zuma is to Izakaya-inspired Japanese dining and Milos is to Greek cuisine, Cantina is to the “Mexican gastronomic adventure.”

Brought to Miami by Cinbersol Group just over two years ago, Cantina delivers the high-end culinary tradition and exceptional service for which the leading Mexico City-based hospitality firm is well known. Upon entering, we were impressed by the opulent, luxurious setting. Immediately, the ambiance signaled that we were in for a night of exceptional dining and a lot of fun. The Friday evening crowd gathered around the striking, contemporary, floor-to-ceiling black onyx bar, complete with a pyramid-shaped black and gold chandelier overhead, to drink and chat and experience the vibe.

But the din of excited guests did not stop at the bar. The restaurant’s adjacent dining room, was filled withcantina-la-veinte-miami-food-06 diners who enjoyed and sang along to music while taking in the action in the open exhibition kitchen, where the talented culinary team showcased their skills at preparing authentic creations. We enjoyed watching the chefs create Mexican tortillas by hand, right before our eyes as we sipped a cocktail at the lively bar. Downstairs, at the outdoor waterfront patio, we listened to Mariachis playing before being seated beside one of the restaurant’s expansive windows back in the upstairs main dining room. Designed by Mexican architectural firm Niz + Chauvet, Cantina’s decor pays homage to the Mexican Art Deco style, while maintaining the distinct décor of a traditional Mexican Cantina.

Cantina boasts an eclectic menu of traditional Mexican cuisine, as well as expertly crafted cocktails and a massive selection of over 260 tequilas and mezcals, considered one of the largest in the U.S. At the helm of Cantina’s kitchen is Mexico-native, Executive Chef Santiago Gomez, an alumnus of NOBU, both in Miami and Mexico City, Erawan, Piso 51 and Corporate Chef of Cantina La Numero 20’s multiple locations in Polanco, El Angel and Santa Fe, MX. Gomez most recently worked at critically-acclaimed restaurant, DANIEL by renowned chef, Daniel Boulud. At Cantina La Veinte in Miami, Cinbersol’s first U.S. restaurant, Gomez delivers a deliciously diverse menu of authentic Mexican food incorporating whimsical touches.

slide3Staying true to his Mexican roots, Gomez has created a menu filled with authentic dishes from south of the border. Diners can choose from seafood dishes including, ceviches and aguachiles to masterful entrees. Our favorites included the Tostadas de Atun and the Tostadas de King Crab, Vuelve a la Vida Ceviche, Sopa de Camaron and the guacamole with home-made chips for starters. The Callos de Hacha (perfectly seared scallops) and the Langostinos (giant prawns) were outstanding as mains. The numerous stuffed chiles at varying levels of heat, fresh oyster selections and numerous cuts of beef are also recommended. Save room for dessert, as the dessert menu is varied and delightful.

Unique to its concept, Cantina La Veinte has its own upscale Mercado adjacent to the outdoor dining area, offering prepared foods, imported Mexican ingredients, charcuterie, fresh baked bread, caviar, wines, and horchatas – traditional rice-based Mexican beverages.

Cantina La Veinte is located at 495 Brickell Avenue at the Icon Brickell. For more information on hours of operation, visit: http://www.cantinala20.com/.

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