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Posted by Maryanne Salvat On September - 29 - 2011

T&T_MidtownNoche Gitana at Tapas & Tintos

On Thursday, September 29, Tapas & Tintos Midtown, the second incarnation of the famed Española Way restaurant, will launch its new party series “Noche Gitana.”  

Owners Nicolas De Justo and Fernando Jimenez have partnered with wine distributor Hidalgo Imports, LLC to offer guests a 20 percent discount on a selection of traditional Spanish wines including Arviza Rioja, PradoRey, Fedriani Lafitte and Manzanilla La Gitana. Only available for purchase by bottle, Tapas & Tintos will offer each wine at a reduced price of $8 per glass, for oenophiles who wish to sample each selection. Executive chef Fernando Andres will create an authentic Spanish food and wine experience, preparing signature tapas to pair with each wine. Throughout the night, guests will enjoy live Flamenco performances and complimentary “Rebujitos,” a typical Spanish cocktail from Andalucía made with Manzanilla La Gitana wine, citrus soda and fresh mint. For more information call 305.392.0506 or visit


dogsWho Let the Incredible Dogs Out!

Incredible Dogs are taking over Bicentennial Park! Miami is hosting the talented world champion and “celebrity” canines when DOGS debuts for the first time in the U.S. Seen around the globe, this live touring production introduces audiences to an exciting dog show under the Big Top. DOGS will impress and entertain South Florida beginning September 28. Catch the show Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Weekends, Saturdays at 11:00 a.m., 3:00, and 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.  Tickets range from $30 to $90 and may be purchased at Bicentennial Park, or by visiting A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami.


EPIC at LIV Fontainebleau 

On Saturday, October 1, Overtown Music Project presents EPIC, a mash up of big band and hip-hop, at LIV Fontainebleau, from 7:00 to 10p.m. Monie Love will host the event featuring an 18 piece big band helmed by Melton Mustafa. Libations will be provided by Status Vodka. Funds raised will go to a jazz and blues residency in Overtown.

Advance tickets are $40, $50 on the day of the event and can be purchased at For more info, contact


Edward_Villella_headshotHappy 75th Birthday Edward Villella! 

Miami City Ballet dancers, staff, friends and supporters will gather on Saturday evening, October 1 to celebrate and honor America’s most celebrated male ballet dancer, Company Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella, at a special 75th birthday bash at Miami City Ballet studios in Miami Beach. The evening’s festivities will feature cocktails, dinner, dancing and a pre-screening of the WNET/ PBS National television special, “Great Performances: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine & Tharp.”  The festivities begin promptly at 6:00pm on October 1 with a cocktail reception sponsored by Bacardi U.S.A. Guests will then take to the 225-seat intimate studio theater for a special pre-screening of WNET/PBS program “Great Performances: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine & Tharp.”  The program includes a trio of signature works by George Balanchine and Twyla Tharp that will showcase the company’s critically acclaimed performances of Balanchine’s Square Dance and Western Symphony and Tharp’s “The Golden Section.Following the screening, guests will enjoy dinner, dancing and tributes from some of Edward Villella’s closest friends and dance peers.  A special montage of the most memorable and outstanding moments in Villella’s illustrious career will be shown.  Tickets are $350, which go to support the artistic efforts of the company, and are available by calling Rebecca Interian at 305.929.7000, ext. 1408 or email


dynastyA Cafeina Dynasty

Channel your inner Blake or Crystal Carringtion for Cafeina owner Ivette Naranjo’s “Dynasty”-themed birthday bash on Saturday, October 1 at 9 p.m. The Wynwood lounge will be transformed into the “Cafeina Manor,” guests are encouraged to dress their best 80s glam, shoulder pads included. A few quintessential fashion accessories will be provided to help set a mood of decadence and excess. Expect copious amounts of caviar, champagne and cocktails by SVEDKA, along with music by VJ Tom LaRoc. To RSVP contact


10032011ChalkJobFairChalk Miami Lounge Job Fair

Chalk Miami Lounge, a soon-to-open ping pong and billiards den, will host a job fair on Monday, October 3, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at its 1234 Washington Avenue location in South Beach, formerly occupied by Washington Federal Bank. The fair, which aims to fill 50+ full- and part-time positions – ranging from bartenders, servers, hosts, ping pong fanatics, pool sharks, and more – is another sign of the slowly resurging Miami Dade economy, which ranked second in the state in job growth for August 2011 according to a report by The Miami Herald. The unemployment rate dropped more than it has in almost 20 years: from 13 percent in July to 12.2 percent in August.     

 “Chalk will be an unconventional lounge, an eclectic adult ‘rec room’ of sorts, and we are looking for creative individuals from all walks of life to help foster that experience, says managing partner Robert Chalk. “Ideal candidates will be locals with experience in the hospitality and services industry that know how to have fun.”Chalk is slated to open in October 2011. Prospective applicants who wish to get ahead of the curve are encouraged to email their resume and cover letter to



pilatesCertified Pink Ribbon Pilates Program 

Pilates in the Grove along with its sister location, Pilates on the Beach, invites guests to celebrate the launch of their Certified Pink Ribbon Pilates Program on Wednesday, October 5. In honor of breast cancer awareness month, the studios have teamed up with the Rosenbaum Breast Center to benefit the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. From 6 to 9 p.m., guests can enjoy performances by Ari Yoga, on-site dry styling by Blo – Blow Dry Bar, eye-lash demonstrations and makeup applications by Mary Kay, music by DJ Woozles Occult Sounds and raffle prizes along with complimentary cocktails by VeeV and hors d’oeuvres by The Grove Spot and Spartico. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. Ticket prices: $30 in advance, $40 at the door.  To reserve your ticket, call 305.446.6899 or email Tickets can also be purchased on Rue Miami: on Sunday, October 2.


ribbonFontainebleau Goes Pink  

For the month of October, Fontainebleau Miami Beach is going pink! In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the legendary Miami Beach resort has partnered, for its third year, with the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Chapter of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation to help raise funds for breast cancer research and further increase awareness of the disease. To mark the occasion, Fontainebleau’s signature restaurants will offer special $39 three-course prix fixe dinner menus throughout October.  A portion of sales will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Gotham Steak, Hakkasan and Scarpetta will feature delectable menus, including some signature dishes, for the cause. Each restaurant is offering menu wine pairings for an additional $20 or $30. The resort is also offering discounted valet parking ($12 with validation) to diners. The “Bleau Goes Pink” dinner menus are available Sunday – Thursday throughout the month of October. .  For reservations at Gotham Steak, Scarpetta, or Hakkasan, please call 877.326.7412.  For additional information on Fontainebleau Miami Beach, visit

2 Responses to “Don’t Miss”

  1. Libia says:

    Your acilrtes are very inspiring indeed. I keep coming back! There are so many things I agree on. I hope we can exhange ideas in the future.

    • Mary Jo Almeida-Shore says:

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