beauxartsfestivalBy: Maryanne Salvat 

63rd Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art 

The 63rd annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art presented by City National Bank will bring more than 230 fine art juried exhibitors to the grounds of the Lowe Art Museum on the University of Miami campus on January 18 and 19. Widely recognized as one of the region’s most popular outdoor art exhibitions and a South Florida tradition, the festival attracts thousands of visitors annually and offers works in 10 mediums for a variety of budgets.   Admission and parking are free. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Lowe Art Museum, which will be open to the public all weekend. For more sponsorship and general information, visit, and follow them on Facebook at 


Engelbert Humperdinck at the Adrienne Arsht Center Humperdink_310x690

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County presents the “King of Romance,” Engelbert Humperdinck, as part of its 2013-2014 Live at Knight series. Engelbert Humperdinck will make his Arsht Center debut showcasing classic hits such as “Release Me” and “The Last Waltz,” as well as brand new music from his upcoming duets album featuring greats such as Sir Elton John, Smokey Robinson and Willie Nelson. This performance will take place on January 18, at 8:00 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. Tickets to Engelbert Humperdinck are currently on sale at $39, $59, $79, $99* and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling 305.949.6722, or online at 


michael schwartzThe Annual Ark Taste Benefit Dinner 

Slow Food Miami, the local, 100 percent volunteer non-profit dedicated to planting a fresher future for our children, has announced its annual Ark of Taste Benefit Dinner featuring The Cypress Room and to be held Tuesday, January 28 at the historic and incomparable Kampong National Tropical Botanical Garden.  In his fifth year of anchoring the meal, James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz brings to the table his new elegant American dining room to present a meal celebrating a delicious and often overlooked native treasure, the Everglades Tomato. All proceeds will benefit both Slow Food Miami’s Edible School Garden Program and the Kampong National Tropical Botanical Garden. Tickets are $250 per person and can be purchased at All proceeds benefit Slow Food Miami’s Edible Garden Program and the Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Follow the event on social media on Facebook and with #sfmarkoftaste on Twitter.  




Chinese New Year at Hakkasan 

In honor of the Chinese New Year, Hakkasan, the AAA Four Diamond award-winning modern Chinese restaurant located in Fontainebleau Miami Beach, will celebrate the Year of the Horse with a special family-style prix-fixe menu offered at $128 per person. The menu will be available from Monday, January 27, through Friday,  January 31. The official Chinese New Year celebration will take place on Friday, January 31 and will include entertainment and a traditional Dragon Dance that will begin at Bleau Bar at 9:30 p.m. and end at the restaurant. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 877.326.7412. Please note: the $128 price is per guest based on a two guest per table minimum, excluding beverages, tax and service charges.  


Miami Media Mixer 

Don’t miss the Miami Media Mixer next Friday, January 24 at 12:00 p.m. at Toro Toro at Intercontinental Miami! This month’s edition will feature guest speakers Jared Shapiro (Ocean Drive), Jocelyn Cortez-Young (85 Broads Miami), Enrique Santos (Univision) and Thamiah Tutt (Miami Science Museum). The lunch is $30 inclusive of tax, gratuity and valet parking. RSVP payment must be paid in advance via Eventbee. To RSVP and secure your seat, visit



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