Blo has landed in Midtown

Celebrate the hottest hairspray-fueled party of the year at Ricochet Bar & Lounge on Thursday, January 19. Blo Blow Dry Bar has opened its second Miami location (and 18th in the world!) in Midtown. A team of” bloers” will be offering signatures styles at the braid bar followed by a personalized caricature as a keepsake. While getting coifed and calibrated to insanely chic, guests will enjoy Blo-gasim’s, lite bites, raffles, prizes and more. In honor of Dress for Success, proceeds will be donated to the international non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women located in 110 cities across 12 countries. Dress for Success depends on a team of qualified, passionate and dedicated individuals, organizations and companies, each of whom plays an indispensable role in their success. The event is from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., to rsvp visit blomidtown@taraink.com.

 

 

Pawpurrazzi at Jungle Island 

Join Pawpurrazzi as it celebrates its fourth year as a major gala benefitting the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Held at Jungle Island on January 20, at 7:00 p.m., more than 500 people with their dogs are expected to attend, dressed to the nines. Bone-afide Chairpersons of the event, Pat and Milton Wallace, Bunny Bastian, along with Honorary Chairperson Nora Bulnes, Co-Chairwomen Marisa Cisneros-Rizzon, and Ann Rubino, are putting together a spectacular event, not to be missed, including a performance from the movie The Aristocats. The Humane Society of Greater Miami is dedicated to placing every dog and cat into a loving home, and to promoting responsible pet ownership and spay/neuter programs. More than 300 homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are cared for every day in its shelter. Tickets are priced at $550, $750 and $1000 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets visit http://www.humanesocietymiami.org/.

 

 

 

Fairchild’s International Chocolate, Coffee and Tea Festival

Chocoholics take note! FairchildTropicalBotanic Garden’s International Chocolate Festival starts tomorrow and runs for three days—Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 20 through 22. Now it its sixth year, it’s a chocolate lover’s must attend event and this year it’s bigger and better than ever!

For three days visitors will be immersed in the wonderful and diverse world of chocolate, coffee and tea—from chocolate treats to tree sales, delicious cups of coffee and soothing cups of tea, cooking demonstrations to fun and educational kid’s activities, and so much more.So come get a taste of chocolates, coffee, tea from around the world and join in on the celebration of that divine tropical plant, Theobroma cacao, the source of chocolate! The International Chocolate Festival is a must attend event in South Florida! The Festival it is in its sixth year with over 12,000 visitors attending last year. This year, the Festival will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 20, 21 & 22, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, 33156. Admission is $25 adults, $18 seniors, $12 children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members. Eco-discount: If you ride your bike, walk or use public transportation, receive $5 off for adults and $2 off for children. It’s Fairchild’s way of thanking you for contributing to conservation. For more information,  visit www.fairchildgarden.org.

 

 

Lunch at Philippe Chow Miami  

Celebrity hotspot Philippe Chow Miami, which reopened in South Beach to much acclaim at 36 South Ocean Drive in November 2011, has introduced a three-course lunch special available Monday through Saturday from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. The prix fixe lunch menu, which rolled out Monday, January 16, features signature Philippe Chow favorites as well as vegetarian-friendly dishes and is available in addition to the full menu. The special three-course menu, which is available for parties of eight or fewer, offers: Appetizers including House Salad, Chicken Satay, Crispy Seaweed, Vegetable Dumplings and Chicken Lettuce Wraps; Entrees including Chicken and Broccoli, Crispy Beef, Beijing Chicken, Steamed Sea Bass with Black Bean and Garlic Sauce and a Tofu Vegetarian Plate, all served with white rice; and Dessert, including Sorbet or Ice Cream by Pastry Chef Keith Freiman, served with Coffee or Chinese Tea. The restaurant is also introducing a $29 “Power Lunch” that uses the same prix fixe menu and includes a martini, perfect for executives who wish to impress. For further information, visit www.philippechow.com.

 

An Evening in Vienna

On Saturday, January 21, the Miami Symphony Orchestra presents their annual New Year’s concert, ¨An Evening in Vienna¨; Waltzes, overtures and other lively dances, all conducted by the master himself, Eduardo Marturet. With his charming and energetic form, Marturet conducts the orchestra including the audience making it a unique and uplifting experience. The Swarovski Company, visiting from Austria, will present the Miami Symphony Orchestra with a one-of-a- kind handmade crystallized baton. It will be a token of appreciation given to the symphony ambassadors including, Carolina Herrera, Mark Rosenberg, Actor Andy Garcia, President Jose Maria Aznar, and Bob Abreu, among others. For tickets, visit www.arshtcenter.org.

 

Year of the Dagon at Hakkasan

Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s Hakkasan will celebrate the Year of the Dragon with seven days of menu specials. The celebration will include entertainment and auspicious traditions designed to help ward off evil spirits and bring happiness, wealth and longevity in the New Year, which begins officially on Monday, January 23. On Sunday, January 22 at 9:00 p.m. sharp, a colorful thrilling dragon dance, performed by local Kung Fu experts, will begin at Bleau Bar and make its way to Hakkasan. The procession will include traditional jumps and quick acrobatic maneuvers and will be accompanied by drum, gong and cymbal players. Menu specials at Hakkasan will be available Sunday, January 22 through Sunday, January 29. In addition to a special a la carte menu which includes traditional dishes such as Four Happiness Special Dim Sum Platter, Braised Abalone with Seafood in Pumpkin Lotus Bowl and Drunken Prawn Fire in Clay Pot, Hakkasan will offer a limited edition family-style menu celebrating the New Year ($128 per person). Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 1.877.326.7412.

  

Paco Fonta at the Bass Museum of Art

On Sunday, January 22 at 3:00 p.m. the Bass Museum of Art will present a concert by internationally recognized flamenco guitarist, singer and composer Paco Fonta. Paco Fonta will perform a guitar recital contrasting traditional pieces with original, contemporary compositions. The purity of form and rhythm in Fonta’s playing is imbued with flamenco essence from the root. The concert is limited to 70 guests. It is free for members and $10 for non-members.

 

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