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Support LLF’s Back to School Program

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On July - 26 - 2023

On Friday, August 4, The Little Lighthouse Foundation (LLF), will distribute school supplies at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) for their Back-To-School specialty program, which provides essential school supplies to the children from LLF’s Partner Facilities. LLF raised more than $30,000 for the program through their fundraising initiatives at Miami Swim Week Shows.

Children and families from LLF’s Partner Facilitieswill be bussed out to the event courtesy of LLF, and LLF volunteers will assist in handing out school supplies. They will also have the opportunity to view the museum’s current exhibitions, as well as participate in other activities provided by LLF.

LLF’s Back to School specialty program helps raise necessary funds to provide the necessary supplies to LLF’s Partner Facilities, previously serving over 2,000 students in South Florida. For more information on how to support LLF’s Back to School specialty program, please visit TheLittleLighthouse.org.

The Hyundai Air & Sea Show Returns

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On May - 23 - 2023

The Hyundai Air & Sea Show®, the Greatest Show Above the Earth® returns to Miami Beach Memorial Day weekend (May 27-28, 2023). The Hyundai Air & Sea Show begins each day at 12 p.m. with sea demonstrations by professional jet skiers, the ThunderCats boat racing exhibition and the Cigarette Offshore Powerboat Racing Demonstration. After the sea portion, look to the sky for our country’s state of the art military technology including Parachute teams, jet demonstrations, air and sea search and rescue exercises, and more. Families can enjoy the Florida Power and Light Display Village east of Lummus Park (Ocean Drive, 11th – 14th Street), which is over four-city-blocks long. The Florida Power and Light Display Village includes incredible flight and navigation simulators, tactical training equipment, rifle range simulators along with interactive displays from all branches of the U.S. Military including a U.S. Army M1A2 tank. Guests can meet the men and women of our armed forces and experience displays and booths from the Hyundai Air & Sea Show corporate sponsors including USA Boxing Exhibition, a Kid Zone, and the Monster Energy ActioZone, showcasing Keith Sayer’s FMX (Freestyle Motocross) demonstration team.

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Don’t Miss!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 17 - 2023

The Bass Museum Hosts Culture Crawl in May

Join the Bass Museum for May’s Culture Crawl on Thursday, May 18. The Bass’ Teen Board hosts a Neon Night at the museum for participants of all ages. From 6 – 8 PM during an open studio to create wearable art featuring bright neon colors.


Guests are invited to draw inspiration from Tavares Strachan’s neon artwork We Are in This Together, currently on view in the Phraseology exhibition. Every third Thursday The Bass opens its doors at sunset for City of Miami Beach’s monthly Culture Crawl. Enjoy free admission to explore our current exhibitions as well as long-term works on view, engage in fun art activities in The Bass Creativity Center and listen to the sounds of resident DJ Mauricio Parra while browsing The Shop!

The Bass members receive a complimentary glass of wine provided by Dry Farm Wines.

Plus, free trolley service is available to all participating destinations throughout the evening. 


Also make sure to explore Philip Lique: Living and Made, the new The Windows Project in partnership with Bakehouse Art Complex located at 23rd Street and Collins Avenue in the Walgreens storefront.

Represented by Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Lique is a multidisciplinary artist and resident artist at the Bakehouse Artist Complex. Living and Made is a 93-foot-long public installation that explores the intricate relationships between materials and the intentional and improvised act of “making.”

Photography by Zaire Aranguren. Image courtesy of The Bass, Miami Beach.

Now Open:

Minty Z in the Heart of Midtown

Minty Z, the plant-based restaurant concept showcasing Asian fusion cuisine, has been a Coconut Grove mainstay since opening in 2021. Now, chef/owner Alex Falco along with his wife Huimin Zhu (aka Minty Z and the restaurant’s muse) and partner Ignacio Lopez-Mancisdorhave opened a second location of the popular dim sum destination in the heart of Midtown Miami at 3451 NE First Avenue. With an indoor/outdoor seating capacity of 50, the full-service restaurant is now open daily for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, delivering craveable, vibrant cuisine that is wholly plant-based but first and foremost, fresh and delicious. 

According to Falco, “We consider Minty Z to be an Asian dim sum restaurant that also happens to be vegan. I think that if they still exist, we are doing a great job of disproving any stereotypes about plant-based cooking. There is so much creativity and flavor and substance  in all of our dishes that no one leaves hungry. You don’t need to be vegan or vegetarian to enjoy our food.”

Minty Z is open seven days a week serving lunch and dinner daily with brunch on weekends.  Reservations can be made on Opentable with takeout and delivery also available. Minty Z Midtown is located at 3451 NE First Avenue. Minty Z Coconut Grove is located at 3206 Grand Avenue.    

For more information, visit www.mintyz.comFollow Minty Z on social media @mintyzllc

Bondi Sushi in Miami Beach

The popular New York City-based sushi concept known for its fresh, affordable menu items, has opened its newest and first location outside of New York in Miami Beach. Currently operating six locations in New York City, owners David Hess, Aiden Carty and Justin Hauser are excited to expand into a new market, with additional locations in Midtown and Brickell opening in the coming months.


The Miami Beach location will serve many of its existing offerings including appetizers like the Caviar Toast and Uni Toast; Crispy Rice with the choice of Spicy Tuna, Lobster Yuzu and Truffle Avocado; its 12 piece omakaseand 16 piece delivery combo boxes with nigiripieces such as Sea Scallop with Lime and Pink Sea Salt; Tuna with Tofu Sauce, Chu Toro with Kizami Wasabi and Caviar, Spicy Crab and Seared A5 Wagyu and handrolls like Toro Scallion, Seared Unagi Avocado, Salmon Ikura, Eggplant Miso and many others. It will also offer new and exclusive food and beverage offerings, including the Luxe Box a to-go set featuring 8 pieces of nigiri including Striped Jack, Chutorowith Kizami Wasabi and Caviar, King Salmon and Lean Tuna, 8 piece maki including negitori and lobster, choice of three-piece crispy rice, and Chirashi Salad with salmon, tuna, hamachi, and ikura with a karashi dressing.

Bondi Miami Beach is open 7 days a week from 11am-11pm, with valet parking and reservations available on RESY. Bondi also offers delivery through Caviar, UberEats and DoorDash. To learn more, visit www.bondisushi.com and follow on @bondisushi


Bar Ilegal Tour Presented by Ilegal Mezcal Lands In Miami

Ilegal Mezcal – the #1 mezcal in the world – is once again bringing its

legendary Bar Ilegal tour on the road, this year celebrating 20(ish) years of Cafe No Sé, the original home

of Ilegal Mezcal and the first mezcal bar opened outside of Mexico.

Bar Ilegal is an experiential outpost of Cafe No Sé, which was opened by Ilegal founder John Rexer and

has become the beating heart of an international music scene in Antigua, Guatemala. At each Bar Ilegal

pop up, Ilegal Mezcal transforms venues into Café No Sé, complete with plenty of mezcal, specialty

cocktails, live music and tattoo artists on-site.

In true Ilegal fashion, the Bar Ilegal tour began at its namesake bar in Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca is where all

Ilegal Mezcal is sustainably crafted in small batches by fourth-generation mezcaleros, in the region’s

Santiago Matatlan Valley. The party at Bar Ilegalis just a first taste of what is to come, with the tour

visiting several U.S. cities before concluding where it all began, at Cafe No Sé.

“Twenty or so years since it was opened, Café No Sé is still a hub for music and sharing a good time over

a drink,” said John Rexer, founder of IlegalMezcal. “Bar Ilegal is our way of bringing that experience to

anyone who believes in the connection that music and mezcal foster as much as we do.”

SUSU, the smoldering NYC-based, female-led rock and roll band, is headlining Bar Ilegal and performing at

all 2023 tour stops. SUSU and Ilegal Mezcal are longtime creative partners, working together to cultivate

community and revelry. The band’s performances at Bar Ilegal serve as an exploration of empowerment

and activation of community, resulting in a show that’s not to miss.

Following the April 27th Bar Ilegal celebration in Oaxaca, the tour schedule is as follows:

● May 16: Chicago, IL

● May 18: Miami, FL

● September 12: Atlanta, GA

● September 15: Austin, TX

● November 8: Los Angeles, CA

● November 17: Brooklyn, NY

● December 7: Antigua, GT

With a commitment to quality in every step of their process, from harvest to first sip, Ilegal has become

the #1 mezcal in the world. Music and community have been at Ilegal’s core since it was created.

Follow the Bar Ilegal tour on Instagram @IlegalMezcal.

Give in to Temptation(s) at the Arsht Center

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On May - 13 - 2023

Be sure to check out Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying, new, smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With their signature dance moves and silky-smooth harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts. They created an amazing 42 Top 10 hits, with 14 reaching No. 1.

Nominated for 12 Tony® Awards and the winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography, Ain’t Too Proud tells the thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty and betrayal, as the group’s personal and political conflicts threatened to tear them apart during a decade of civil unrest in America.

Written by three-time Obie Award winner Dominique Morisseau, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), and featuring the Tony-winning choreography of Sergio Trujillo (Jersey BoysOn Your Feet!), the unforgettable story of this legendary quintet is set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and so many more.

The show will keep you singing and dancing in your seat.
For more information and tickets, visit:

https://www.arshtcenter.org/tickets/2022-2023/broadway-in-miami/aint-too-proud–the-life-and-times-of-the-temptations/?gclid=CjwKCAjwx_eiBhBGEiwA15gLN5HZqM4R4IlRCRehbrE3g75QHqi2eddMAvPxOdgxpRoY0f5XJ4HBHBoCj2IQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Arlo Wynwood & Art Republic Closing Exhibition Party 

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 12 - 2023

Style & Grace is a group show that brings together dynamic artists who explore the resilience, strength and persistence that is endured in the pursuit of self-actualization. Coded in these works are narratives that help us to understand our value.

The artists, on the leading edge of contemporary culture, not only define the values communities’ hunger for but have garnered the respect of institutions because of their discerning taste and connection to humanity. They have an uncanny ability to connect and communicate which can be palpably felt in the art they create.

7-9pm: Immersive Exhibition and Gallery viewing on the 3rd Floor

Artist Meet and Greet with Octavia Yearwood, Amani LewisMorel Doucet, Indigo Suave

Special selection of art for purchase

9-12pm: After Party on the Rooftop

Live Music with DJ Vitto Von Don

Official joint after party of The Canvas Miami grand opening

Vitto Von Don is a Miami resident DJ and EDM producer. His debute track ‘Alone’ released on September 14, 2018, showcased Von Don’s electric sound.

The Canvas is a platform for independent creators and brands focused on addressing the Sustainable Development Goals.

The exhibition tells a story that represents the world from a global perspective. It reminds us of our ability to make something out of nothing and how from our pain and trials we create beauty; we create community, art, literature, jazz, gospel, hip hop, style and grace.

Curated by: ArtRepublic‘s Jessica Santiago, and Octavia Yearwood

Featured Artists: Octavia Yearwood, Amani LewisMorel DoucetJade Lilly, Indigo SuaveAlexis Chivirter, Paperwater

ArtRepublic x Arlo Wynwood

Representing contemporary culture’s most dynamic artists. Our mission is to bring museum quality context to an accessible space so all ages and cultures can encounter powerful artistic experiences. The artists that will have physical works available for purchase include Amani Lewis, Jade Lilly, Paperwater, and Alexis Tsegba.

Exhibition Location: Arlo Wynwood – 2217 NW Miami Ct., 3rd floor – on view until May 13, 2023. Free and open to the public.

Pubbelly Introduces Brunch Menu

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On May - 12 - 2023

Pubbelly Sushi is ready to pop some bottles and toast to Mom this Mother’s Day! If you’re looking for the perfect way to treat your mom to a special brunch, look no further. Pubbelly Sushi is offering a free bottle of Prosecco to guests who reserve in advance and order 3 brunch menu items on this special day. That’s easy! Especially with Chef José Mendín’s latest culinary creations. Celebrate mom while indulging in our newest brunch menu additions—think Short Rib Crispy Rice, Spicy Hamachi Tiradito, Cuban Bao Bun, Short Rib Bao and Hamachi Garlic Crunch…WOAH! 

Pubbelly brunch will be available throughout the month of May. Brunch menu items are a la carte and served alongside regular menu items.

To make a reservation, visit: https://www.pubbellyglobal.com/reservations/

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