By: Mary Jo Almeida-Shore
Join the “In” Crowd
The Young Professionals in Arts & Entertainment (Young Pros) Party takes place Friday, May 21 at Club 50 at Hotel Viceroy (485 Brickell Avenue) from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. In its third installment, the Young Pros welcome managers, agents, music label executives, publicists, journalists, models, advertising agency executives, talent, bookers, casting directors, stylists, photographers, and other industry guests. Maxim model Melanie Tillbrook will host this month’s party, which is co-sponsored by Miami Socialholic™ www.miamisocialholic.com. For more information, contact Allison Seriani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Many Faces of Joe Dert Live at Rokbar
On Friday, May 21, the Rokbar family invites you to a special night in honor “Mash-up Master,” DJ Joe Dert’s CD Volume 8 “Live at the 56″ CD release party. Enjoy music by Joe Dert and live drum performance featuring DJ Affect! The party starts at midnight and goes until 5 a.m. Limited space is available! Table reservations are strongly recommended. Call 305.634.4397 or email: RSVP@Rokbarmiami.com.
Swap ‘til you Drop!
“Swap Miami,” an eco-chic fashion and furniture swapping event will take place on Saturday, May 22, from 12 to 6 PM at Cafeina in Wynwood (297 Northwest 23rd Street). Marketing and design agencies Super Market Creative and Creative Mafia, together with earth conscious brands including 944 Magazine, Yelp, Plum TV, Soul of Miami, Ecoist, Dream in Green, Portfolio Salon and METRO 1 Properties, will seek to revolutionize shopping in South Florida. Bartering, the oldest form of buying and selling, has been reinvented as the newest shopping craze, known as swapping. Bring your fashionable, clean and gently used clothing, accessories, home décor and furniture accent pieces to trade. Designer furniture retailers and local fashion stylists will be on site to give styling tips, as well as to help appraise items according to “Swap Miami’s” set pricing standards of low, medium and high. Co-founders Sean Drake & Michelle Leshem say “the point of Swap Miami is to finally get rid of that item you have been holding onto for so long and never use. It’s not about the exact valued amount you will get for donating your items. It’s about letting go and in the process, possibly scoring a few fine items. That’s just a small bonus on top of the charity who scores all left over goods at the end of each ‘Swap Miami’ event.”
Registration starts at noon on the day of the event, with ticket prices at $10.00. Advance tickets are also available for $8.00 on www.swapmiami.com, which provides swappers the convenience of express check-in. “Swap Drop” locations for pre-event drops offs (no home décor) can be found in Miami and South Beach at participating swappers like Sweat Records, Elemental Design, Ecoist and Cafeina. For more information on registration, swapping and to purchase tickets, visit www.swapmiami.com.
Lincoln Road turns 50 and ArtCenter honors Morris Lapidus
For Morris Lapidus, design is performance. The talented architect who transformed a two-way traffic street named Lincoln Road into the pedestrian mall it is today will be honored at ArtCenter/South Florida with an exhibit dedicated to his life’s work. A Question for Emotion and Motion in Architecture’s opening reception is slated for Saturday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the 800 Lincoln Road Gallery, and coincides with the walkway’s 50th anniversary and ArtCenter’s 25th birthday. Exhibit runs through July 18, and is free and open to the public. Visit www.artcentersf.org for more information.
Jazz Concert at Angelique
Angelique Euro Café, your best spot in the Gables for an eclectic blend of neo-classic European favorites from the Mediterranean Riviera with a focus on cuisine from Spain, France, Italy and Belgium ups the cultural ante by partnering with WDNA 88.9 FM Serious Jazz to bring guests another unforgettable jazz concert from some of South Florida’s top performers on Wednesday, May 26, at 7:30pm. Hal Roland and Irasema will entertain with the best in Latin Jazz while patrons have the option of enjoying a special Table D’Hote dinner experience at Angelique Euro Café’s intimate setting or ordering à la carte from their regular menu. This specialized menu includes a choice of Angelique’s signature Moules Frites, Steak Au Poivre, Coq Au Vin or Lobster Ravioli, along with soup or salad and dessert for just $29 per person, not including tax and gratuity. An à la carte menu will also be available. Angelique is located at 117 Miracle Mile. For reservations, call 305.529.9922. www.angeliqueeurocafe.com.