By: Maryanne Salvat

33rd Annual 99.9 KISS Country Chili Cookoff 

The 33rd Annual 99.9 KISS Country Chili Cookoff takes place on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at C.B. Smith Park in Pembrokes Pines.Acts include Darius Rucker, Old Dominion, Big & Rich, Maren Morris, Midland, and Brandon Lay.  Visit for details and ticket information.


Veuve Clicquot Carnaval Returns to Miami

The 4th annual Veuve Clicquot Carnaval returns to Miami’s Museum Park on Saturday, March 10, and tickets will be on sale beginning Thursday, January 18 at! Veuve Clicquot once again transports the excitement of Carnaval to Miami at the beautiful Museum Park overlooking Biscayne Bay. The unique daytime fête will welcome guests to participate in the electrifying spirit of the international celebration with traditional entertainment, featuring samba dancers, drummers, live music, and more. In the past the event has been attended by the likes of Adriana Lima, Ciara, Gabrielle Union, Karolina Kurkova, Tyson Beckford, Chanel Iman, Olivia Culpo, Solange Knowles, Nina Agdal, Emily Ratajkowski, Eiza Gonzalez, Prince Royce, Diego Boneta and more. Veuve Clicquot expects another star-studded turn out this year! General Admission tickets are available for $45 and include entry to the event, access to all entertainment, including a parade featuring three unique Carnaval celebratory interpretations with classic Batucada dancers, drummers, Capoeiras, and samba dancers in exuberant feathered costumes. 


New to the event this year, Veuve Clicquot is introducing the Rosé Garden, an elevated consumer experience. This ticket retails for $350 and includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rosé, gourmet lunchbox by Starr Catering, dedicated event entry, and access to exclusive lounge seating with premium views of the day’s vibrant entertainment.


MISO Presents Ocean Drive in Vienna

After the success achieved in past seasons, The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), under the baton of Maestro Eduardo Marturet, in a never-ending commitment with the cultural development of our community, will be returning this January with its first concert of the year, “Ocean Drive in Vienna”. A mesmerizing merge of choreography, polkas, and overtures with Viennese melodies will delight the audience at the Adrienne Arsht Center – Knight Concert Hall in Miami (

“Ocean Drive in Vienna”, sponsored by Mercantil Bank, will take our breaths away with the most cheerful waltzes and dances, along with divine surprises from Maestro Eduardo Marturet. Music by Johann Strauss, Von Suppe, Paul Nero, Victor Espinola, and arrangements by Tarcisio Barreto among others. 

We will have the honor of witnessing the special performance of acclaimed Paraguayan harpist Victor Espinola, who has shared stages with work-renowned artist Yanni, and currently holds the harp soloist residency at Walt Disney World in Orlando. 

Once again Venezuelan ensemble 7/4 will bring their South Beach twist while blending sounds with The MISO, giving the night an unexpected turn in a magical Viennese setting. These and more surprises will create a night to remember at “Ocean Drive in Vienna”.


Date: January 21st, 2018

Venue: Adrienne Arsht Center – Knight Concert Hall. 

Time: 6:00 p.m.  

Tickets: or Call MISO Office (305) 275- 5666

Bokamper’s Celebrates National Hot Sauce Day

Calling all hot sauce addicts! Get ready to try Bokamper’s signature ‘Killer B’ wings with an extra kick, because Bokamper’s is partnering with Tabañero hot sauce to pick up customer’s dining tabs for National Hot Sauce Day on Monday, January 22, 2018.

Guests at select Bokamper’s restaurants can simply tag their restaurant location on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #PickUpMyTab for the chance to have a Tabañero representative pick up their entire dining check and receive free hot sauce!

One lucky winner will also walk away with a year’s supply of Tabañero hot sauce.

Participating Bokamper’s locations include:
Bokamper’s Fort Lauderdale: NE 32nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Bokamper’s Miramar: 15500 SW 29th Street, Miramar, FL 33027
Bokamper’s Plantation: 1280 S Pine Road, Plantation, FL 33324

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