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Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 8 - 2010

By:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

funkyMusical Vibes

On Friday, October 8 the energetic band Cope will show off its live dance-party-inducing chops at the Funky Buddha Lounge in Boca Raton.  The band dabbles in exploratory funk, melodic pop and spirited jams, characterized by “warm, intelligent vocals, blustery guitar and bellowing saxophone.” On Sunday, Oct 10 at the weekly Brotherly Love Productions Sunday Night Cookout at Hurricane Bar in Delray Beach, singer/songwriter Christie Lenée brings her electric energy and soulful insight for an evening of fresh and innovative compositions. Get there early (6-8 PM) for the FREE barbeque. Music starts at 8:30.

305In the Pink at Kitchen 305

Kitchen 305 (16701 Collins Avenue) will be transformed into a pink wonderland on October 8 for their annual THINK PINK event, a chic night out that will celebrate fashion, beauty and fun.  Guests will receive VIP treatment all night starting with a paparazzi-friendly, pink carpet arrival. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy complimentary pink cocktails from 7-8 p.m., a pink dessert menu, assorted hors d’oeuvres and a pink-themed, Truffle Collection fashion show hosted by Tami Donaldson, Miss Maxim USA (see, there’s something for the guys too).  In addition, the Seven Seas Aveda Spa and Salon is hosting a pop up beauty bar with complimentary, spa/beauty treatments and Ta-ta-toos featuring “Think Pink” tats for their ta-tas. Treated like a personal greeting card, ta•ta•toos are temporary tattoos, worn on your “ta•tas,” that relay sentiments in a fun, intimate and original way.   The event also celebrates the birthday of local columnist Aurora Rodriguez, who Kitchen 305 is naming a signature cocktail after that evening. All proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, an independent not-for-profit organization whose mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer. For more information, visit

Wynwood Art Walk-Take the Road to Calle, visit Paredes and Arana at Bakehouse

In celebration of Claudia Calle winning first place in the International Photography Awards (“IPA”) in the category of fine arts collage Calle will showcase The Road to Calle: Republic of China, a solo exhibition at Luis Perez Galeria / Awarehouse.  The artist will feature a series of socio-cultural images, which represent China’s controversial mass production issues, globalization, copyrights and propaganda.  Slated to coincide with Wynwood’s monthly Second Saturday Art Walk, the opening reception on Saturday, October 9 from 7 to 11 p.m. is free and open to the public. 

 A beer sampling courtesy of Samuel Adams and DJ sets by Aramis (Poplife), Mr. Pauer (Fabrika) and Kiko de Gallo (Groovalizacion) will set the tone at Luis Perez Galeria / Awarehouse (550 NW 29th Street), with the official after-party taking place at Grand Central.  For more information, visit   

While you are traipsing through Wynwood, be sure to visit celebrated artist, Miguel Paredes’ exhibit, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m., when Paredes Fine Arts Studio will be open to the public offering guests a chance to view new, never-before-seen art work while enjoying complimentary cocktails by Ice Tropez and live music by DJ Ari X.

Also be sure to swing by the Bakehouse Art Complex (561 NW 32nd Street) where newcomer, Juan Carlos Arana will be inaugurating his new studio (9U on the second floor).  Arana will host a special reception on Friday, October 8 at his studio from 7-10 p.m.


VKSink or Sing at Vinyl & Kai

Every Tuesday at Vinyl & Kai, you can channel your favorite American Idol by belting out your favorite song from 11 p.m. – 2 a.m., without the fear of being judged.  Karaoke night is coupled with ladies night, which means ladies get $3 cocktails from 9pm – midnight which could have good or bad results when it comes to the singing-depending on which side of the microphone you are on.  On Tuesday, October 12, Vinyl & Kai along with Cassandra Martino PR invites you to a special Ladies Night Karaoke event hosted by a few of your favorite local ladies: Annie Vazquez, Jilian Sanz, Kelly Talamas, Lauren Gnazzo, Liana Lozada, Maria Arguello, Mary Jo Shore, Megan Harris, Stephanie Wilson and Tracy Block.  Warning:  don’t sit too close to a speaker.

ThomPatterns for Paws

Join celebrity design Icon and host, Thom Filicia for Patterns for PAWS –a canine couture fashion show and luncheon – at DCOTA (1855 Griffin Road) on Wednesday, October 13, for which top designers create one of a kind canine looks from the most celebrated textile houses in the industry including Brunschwig + Fils, Missoni, Romo, Oscar de la Renta, Quadrille, Pierre Frey, Luigi Bevilacqua, and more. During the event, the looks will be auctioned and puppies will be adopted.  All proceeds benefit the Humane Society. Tickets cost $85 for standard seating, and $125 for designer table seating.  Call 954.266.6827 for reservations or visit for more information.


Come Play with Judge Karen

TV personality Judge Karen Mills Francis will host a book review and signing of her new book Stay in Your Lane: Judge Karen’s Guide to Living Your Best Life, on Wednesday October 13 at Play Nightclub(1045 5th Street) from 7 to 9 p.m. A portion of the admission to the club and a percentage of the sales of the book from the evening will benefit Casa Valentina a charity dedicated to helping young women transition from foster care to independent living.

The admission for the evening is $25 and includes valet parking, open bar and hors d’oeuvres from 7 to 9 pm.  Following the book signing, guests are invited to stay for Play Nightclub’s Comedy Night, where a major comedian will perform a stand up routine. To RSVP, call 305.532.4340.

signature chefsSignature Chefs & Wine Extravaganza

On October 14, the March of Dimes Signature Chefs & Wine Extravaganza will welcome philanthropic Florida foodies for an evening packed with fine wines, delicious fair and fantastic amounts of fun. “Celebuchef” Sunny Anderson of Food Network fame will be flying into Miami to lend her star power to the Signature Chefs roster, which is packed with Miami’s top toques who have earned celebrity status in kitchens around our city—think: Chef Timon Balloo of Sugarcane, Sean Brasel of Meat Market, Chef Marco Ferraro of Wish, Chef Allen Susser of Chef Allen’s, Chef Kris Wessel of Red Light Little River, and more. The event takes place at Jungle Island, (1111 Parrot Jungle Trail) starting at 6:30.  Throughout the event, guests will sip on wines and champagnes from the world’s finest vineyards and distilleries, courtesy of Southern Wine and Spirits, and nosh on small bites while enjoying entertainment as well as live and silent auctions. The best part: it’s all for a good cause—all proceeds go directly to March of Dimes. Tickets: $150 per person in advance; $175 at the door.  Limited tickets for both the Extravaganza and an exclusive VIP Champagne Reception are $250.   For more information and to RSVP, visit the website:

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