Unplugged and Uncorked Thursdays

Essenisa’s newest happy hour, Unplugged & Uncorked Thursdays, offers 50% off wines (BTG or bottle).The wines are selected for being organically grown or farmed, sustainably farmed, or biodynamic. What does this mean? The wines are not only amazing; they are produced by environmentally responsible wineries. Essensia’s new Signature Chef, Julie Frans, designed a fantastic selection of $9 bar bites lounge menu for the happy hour including Duck Confit Flatbread Pizza, Mini Lamb Sliders, Thai Rock Shrimp Fritters, Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken on Bamboo Skewers and a Cheese & Charcuterie Sampler. Finally, local musicians will set the tone for Unplugged & Uncorked Thursdays. Expect different musical genres and musicians on a weekly basis. The happy hour will be held every Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Essensia Lounge. Valet parking is $9.00 for Unplugged & Uncorked guests. For more information visit www.thepalmshotel.com  or call 305.908.5458.


PADDYTHON at Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant

Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant will roll out the barrels, pump up the pipe and amplify the pub culture in South Florida for its second-annual, weeklong St. Patrick’s Day training schedule in preparation for its PADDYTHON event. The brave are invited to take part in the series of events leading up to the PADDYTHON that combines drinking, competition, intellect and charity into a week surely to bring on camaraderie and debauchery amongst all guests.The five-room pub recently celebrated its one year anniversary, and has plans to take that successful celebration to new heights. From March 10 through March 17, Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant has organized multiple events for patrons to learn more about the Irish culture and meaning of St. Patrick’s Day through food, friends, festivities and fun! For a complete calendar of events visit www.fadoirishpub.com.



Gold-Diggers for a Great Cause 

The Gold-Diggers are back for a great cause! On Sunday, March 18, don’t miss out on a chance to receive a new hairstyle, nail polish change or massage from one of Miami’s talented stylists for a small donation. This festive event provides an enthusiastic environment in which all proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Southern Florida Chapter, and Food For Life Network. Alongside The Gold-Diggers, a woman’s organization dedicated to helping these charities, you will be able to make a contribution and look gorgeous doing it. To make an appointment call Stacy at 786.239.1317 or fire911sir@yahoo.com. Appointments and Walk-Ins Welcomed! Hair Cut $25 * Blow Dry $20 * Nail Polish Change $5 Chair Massage $1 per minute.



Nat Moore Florida Golf Classic Celebrity Weekend

Hall of Famers Bobby Bell, Richard Dent, Artis Gilmore and Moses Malone are just a few of the more than 70 current and legendary sports personalities, actors and entertainers who will attend the 2012 Nat Moore Florida Golf Classic Celebrity Weekend benefiting the Nat Moore Foundation.  The three-day golf and party extravaganza will take place Saturday through Monday, March 17 through 19.  This year, the Celebrity Party will be held at the exciting and entertaining Seminole Hotel & Casino and the golf tournament will once again be held at the world renowned Doral Golf Resort & Spa.  The fun-filled festivities include the Wii sports-themed Celebrity Party and Auction on Saturday, Corporate Skins Game on Sunday, and the golf tournament on Monday. Proceeds from the event will enable the Nat Moore Foundation to continue to provide educational scholarships for high school graduates and support for disadvantaged children and youth in South Florida. To learn more and to become a sponsor, contact the Nat Moore Foundation by phone at (305) 770-0995 or by e-mail at info@natmoorefoundation.net.


27th annual Winter Music Conference at WALL Miami

WALL Miami, in conjunction with partners Belvedere Vodka and Atrium boutique, is proud to announce its lineup of international DJs for the 27th annual Winter Music Conference beginning on Friday, March 16. A multidimensional cast of renowned talent, including Bobby Burns, Pete Tong, Sidney Sampson, Quintino, Seth Troxler, Michael Brun, LA Riots, Jessica Who and many more will descend on the impenetrable nightspot inside W South Beach for a weeklong celebration of electronic and alternative music. Additionally, fashion brand Real Eyes Realize has partnered with Atrium boutique to design two limited-edition “Music Saved My Life”-inspired T-shirts that will be available for purchase throughout the week; for a complete listing of scheduled special performances visit www.wallmiami.com. Tickets can be purchased at www.wanttickets.com or via the WALL iPhone application at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wall-miami-beach/id439021888; Guest list and table reservations only; to reserve a table email rsvp@wallmiami.com.


Alicia John-Powell aka Miss Basia Comes to South Florida

On Friday, March 23, gracing more than 5 million television sets in 14 islands across the Caribbean, CEO of Basia TV, Alicia John-Powell aka Miss Basia, wraps up her successful sixth season of “The Basia Show” at her new, permanent location at Kikor Studio in Miami, Florida. This open-to-the-public show can hold 70 audience members. Guests will be treated to giveaways including a two night stay at Cocodimama beachfront hotel in the Bahamas. The show has successfully been in production for two-and-half-years and is part of the Basia Group of Companies, established and currently headquartered in Miami, Florida. The company is run by John-Powell and her husband, former West Indian Cricketer, Ricardo Powell. The day-time talk show offers an open-format, conversational tone where Miss Basia interviews international and Caribbean celebrities, while keeping her mission of promoting breast cancer awareness at the forefront; taping times: 11:30 a.m./1:30 p.m./3:30 p.m. To be a part of the studio audience contact: shaun@basiatv.com / 305.316.2985 or events@rockawaypr.com / 305.751.9641.


Deering Seafood Festival

Steel drums, Junkanoo musicians and Florida’s freshest fish and seafood are all a part of the 8th Deering Seafood Festival on Sunday, March 25. Restaurants and caterers line Seafood Alley and local celebrity chefs Giorgio Rapicavoli Miami’s first winner of TV Food Network’s Chopped (Eating House), Kareem Anguin (Oceanaire Seafood Room) and Simon Stowjanovic (Altamare) prepare their specialties in the cooking demo tent. On the main stage, Pan Paradise Steel Band and Caribbean Crew each perform their reggae/calypso sound, followed by Mr. Nice Guy. In the Lil’Shrimp Kids Zone the Discovery Cove offers hands-on adventures, and unlimited fun on the inflatables. The activities offer something for every age with pontoon boat rides, an Artists’ Village, and nature hikes and tours of the historic homes. Admission: Adults $15 in advance online/ $25 at the gate, Child $5 ages 4-14, and Foundation Members Free, includes park entrance and all activities, excluding food, drink, pontoon rides and rock wall. For more information call 305.235.1668 ext. 263 or log on to: www.deeringseafoodfestival.org.  Proceeds from the event benefit the Deering Estate Foundation.


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