By: Maryanne Salvat and Mary Jo Almeida-Shore
The Betsy Hotel
The Betsy Hotel will be hosting events for the Ultra Music Festival this week starting on Thursday, March 24. Take in the experience from its picturesque Rooftop featuring unobstructed ocean views and at B Bar, the Betsy’s glamorous yet inviting lounge. All events are free and open to the public. RSVP required via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information visit www.thebetsyhotel.com.
Morgans Hotel Group Hosts Ultra Music Favorites
The Morgans Hotel Group presents its 2011 line up with performances by Victor Calderone, Carl Craig, Felix da Housecat and many more. On Wednesday, March 23, Red Room at Shore Club hosts Carl Craig, Loco Dice, Martin Buttrich and Stacey Pullen. Tickets are available for $20 at Residentadvisor.net/planet20. On Thursday, March 24 from 7 to 9p.m., SVEDKA Vodka and Giant Step Present TRON: LEGACY R3C0NF1GUR3D Listening Party at the Sunset Lounge at Mondrian. From Thursday, late night, through Sunday, The Florida Room at the Delano will be hosting many different events during Ultra Music for a complete lineup or for reservations call 305.674.6152 or email email@example.com.
Radio FG USA at the Setai
Join Radio FG USA, on Friday, March 25 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Setai, for an intimate “Miami Sunset Party.” World-renowned DJs, along with Michael Capponi, will join together and take turns playing sets, donating a percentage of ticket sales to Haitian relief efforts through United Way. Guest DJs include: Bob Sinclar, Alex Gaudino, Bingo Players, David Vendetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, EDX, Jérome Isma Ae, Patric La Funk and a very special “Invader” guest playing the closing set. General admission is $100, for tickets visit www.Wanttickets.com.
Miami Music Week 2011 at WALL
WALL lounge inside W South Beach will host a series of renowned DJs and performers, and will also introduce new beats from some of the freshest faces in the music industry. Guest DJs include: Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Third Party, Matteo Di Marr, Swedish House Mafia, Chuckie + Mync, Yolanda Be Cool, Poet Name Life & Ammo, DJs Dan Castro, Ben DJ, DJ Wady and Staffod Brothers. Miami Beach boutique Atrium will also design a limited edition collection of tee shirts and scarves that are available for purchase for Miami Music Week at WALL. Tickets can be purchased at www.wanttickets.com and for a complete line-up visit, www.wallmiami.com.
Opuim Group’s Miami Music Week
The mayhem brought to you by the Opium Group, which includes clubs such as: SET, Louis, Mokai, Cameo and Mansion can be found at: http://www.theopiumgroup.com/.
Paw Paw Pawpurrazzi
Victoria Stilwell will be the special guest at Pawpurrazzi, the-one-of- a- kind event that benefits the Humane Society of Greater Miami which takes place at Jungle Island (1111 Parrot Jungle Trail) on Friday, March 25. Born and raised in Wimbledon England, Stilwell is the star of the Animal Planet show, It’s Me or the Dog, and one of the most recognized and respected dog trainers in the world. The most unique thing about Pawpurrazzi is that it is one event where dogs are not only welcomed; they are the guests of honor. This event continues to bring Miami’s most influential pet loving philanthropists together to enjoy an evening filled with great food, great music, an exciting silent auction, and fun activities for both two-legged and four-legged guests. It will continue the tradition of hosting the “Great Pets Who Walk in Front of Great People” fashion show as well as pampering four-legged guests with makeovers, a gourmet buffet and dessert bars. Individual seats range in price from $550 to $1000 and tables cost between $5,500 and $10,000. For further information or for sponsorship opportunities contact Laurie Hoffman at 305.749.1815 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Galaxy Gala and Big Bang
Miami Science Museum’s 2011 Galaxy Gala, which will be held March 26 at the new JW Marriott Marquis & Hotel Beaux Arts (255 Biscayne Boulevard Way), promises to be the museum’s most extravagant to date. The 9th annual signature event, which is co-chaired by Nancy & Jonathan Batchelor and Nicole & Edgar Lozano, will not only celebrate the museum’s 60-plus-year history but also toast to its exciting future in MiaSci’s new $275 million home on the waterfront in downtown Miami’s Museum Park, which is expected to break ground in late 2011.The 2011 Galaxy Gala will provide a preview of what’s in store at the new museum, with a virtual underwater tour that simulates the 600,000-gallon aquarium, silent auctions in lunar and solar-themed rooms, and live entertainment by Soul Survivors. The gala starts at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by the MiaSci Young Patrons’ BIG BANG after party, which will actually start with a “big bang” at 11 p.m. This portion of the evening pays homage to the museum’s planetarium through spectacular lighting effects and dazzling performance artists. The entertainment will be provided by Latin fusion funk band Xperimento and two DJs and will include a premium open bar and gourmet dessert bar – all for only $50 per ticket.
There are still a select number of tickets available for the Galaxy Gala ($500/person) but if you want to snag a spot at the “Saturn Ring Head Table” ($2,000/couple) move quickly – only a few seats remain. For more information and to buy tickets, visit: www.miamisci.org/www/gala_intro.php.
Bieber-Fever and Operation USA
On Tuesday, March 29, Miami-based Stone Rose Men’s Apparel Company will host a “picture day” where fans are invited to take a photo with locks of Justin Bieber’s hair in exchange for a suggested charity donation that will benefit Operation USA, which provides relief for the tsunami victims in Japan. The famous tresses were recently auctioned off for $40,668 on March 2, to benefit the Gentle Barn Foundation, a rescue and rehabilitation charity for animals in need. Justin Bieber posters will be gifted to the first 50 fans to make a donation. The “mane” attraction will be held at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge Miami Beach, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Go Shoe Shopping
Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland (7687 North Kendall Drive) will host a charity shoe shopping event on Wednesday, March 30 along with Big Brothers Big Sisters. The first 100 guests who make a donation of $100 or more to Big Brothers Big Sisters will automatically receive a $100 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card.
The event will feature a champagne reception along with hors d’ oeuvres while guests shop the latest shoe trends available at 10022-SHOE. On the night of the event, Saks Fifth Avenue will launch the Nicolas Kirkwood spring/ summer 2011 shoe line, whose
Designs have been featured on Style.com and Vogue magazines. Celebrities, such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Julianne Moore, Mary Kate Olsen and Sienna Miller have been spotted wearing the “Young Sole Rebel” line. The Nicolas Kirkwood line collaborated with the designers of Rodarte for its latest creations. For more information, contact: Cristina Menendez at 305.662.8655, ext. 262.
MIYO Home Chair-ity
MIYO Home, along with co-owner Fati Rosenberg, is pleased to announce the Chair-ity cocktail event on Wednesday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m., with proceeds benefiting the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation. To celebrate the launch of the virtual boutique, MIYO Home has commissioned eight local artistic visionaries along with a celebrity interior designer to create a customized MIYO Home Chair. Artists were invited to translate their visions onto a classic design piece – a chair – using the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation as a reference of inspiration. The one-of-a-kind chairs will be on display throughout the evening and auctioned off. The auction will begin prior to the event on the MIYO Home virtual boutique and will end at the event; 100% of the proceeds from all eight chairs will be donated to the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation. Among the eight visionaries who have donated their talents: Thom Filicia, Seth Browarnik, Mario Egozi, Iran Issa Khan, Hillary Scrutis, Briggs Solomon, Fernando Wong, and Robert Zemnickis. MIYO Home is located at 3621 NE Miami Court, f or more information visit www.MIYOHome.com.
Japan Relief Rolls at SUSHISAMBA
SUSHISAMBA restaurants will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds from a special, $12 special Japan Relief Rolls (eel, shrimp, tamago, cucumber, yamagobo, kelp paper and eel sauce) in honor of their country. Available at all SUSHISAMBA locations nationwide, the promotion will run through the end of March and will benefit the Red Cross. You can find more information about the campaign at www.sushisamba.com.