eviteby: Maryanne Salvat

MIR Charities and Quality Meats Miami Beach 

Mission International Rescue Charities (MIR Charities) is partnering with Quality Meats Miami Beach for an exclusive, grand opening benefit party on Thursday, February 26. The event will mark 25 years of educational services and collaborative programs provided to families in need. The event is expected to bring together local dignitaries, celebrities and other influential personalities. Tickets to the event are priced at $150 per person; guests will have an opportunity to preview the restaurant’s delicious cuisine and ambiance by way of lavish food stations, free-flowing cocktails and a performance by Miami local, DJ Gringo. They will also have a chance to bid on not-to-be-missed items during a live auction. Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mir-charities-and-quality-meats-grand-opening-benefit-party-tickets-15577253986.

PALO! at Ball & Chain

On Friday, February 27 GRAMMY Nominated PALO! will be performing their famous afro-Cuban funky tunes on the Pineapple Stage at Little Havana’s hottest new spot Ball & Chain.  Miami Boheme Friday’s are hosted by Joe Cardona – this Friday is a special celebration however, the birthday of Ball & Chain co-owner Zack Bush.  No cover, 21 and older.


Wall Brawl MiamiWALL

On Friday, March 6 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., join Wynwood’s most recognizable street artists as they battle it out at Wall Brawl Miami and raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida.  Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to watch some of the biggest names in street art go face to face and compete for the title of the Best Street Artist of Miami.  Open bar by Bombay Sapphire and Zacapa Rum with lite bites by Morgans will be available for all those attending. Guests are encouraged to vote for their favorite artist and have a chance to take one of these originals home via auction. Artists include: HecOne Love, Skott Marsi, Bruno Vago, Furious (DAM Crew), KEDS (DAM Crew), Monique Lassooij, Claudia La Bianca, TeePop, NateD, Wilson, Jorge-Miguel Rodriguez, Ill Surge, GG, Atomik, Ivan Roque, Registered Artist, Aquarela Allyson Sabol, Nicole Salgar, Rigo Leon, Kazilla and Trek 6. Admission is only $40.00 at The Annex located at 44 NE 29 ST in Wynwood; for more information visit: www.wallbrawl.com.


DAMESLes Dames d’Escoffier Miami Brunch

Les Dames d’Escoffier Miami, presents a lavish brunch at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens featuring a stellar lineup of South Florida chefs, farmers, restaurants and authors. Participants to date include Oolite, Basil Park, Smith and Wollensky, Siam Oishi, Le Provencal restaurant Francais, Front Porch, Mise en Place; La Provence; Pastry is Art, Thierry’s Catering, A Fare to Remember, Small Tea, and Cookie Pursonality, among others. Restaurant participants will offer delicious brunch menu items; San Ignacio College and Miami Culinary Institute will host quesadilla and omelet stations; Le Cordon Bleu and Les Dames Miami will host additional culinary stations.  Republic National Distributing Co. and Sangria Lola will offer luscious libations.Attendees can also sample South Florida’s beautiful spring harvest from Verde Farms and Teena’s Pride, the latter farm owned by Dame Teena Borek; enjoy tasty eye-opening cocktails at the Bloody Mary bar, hosted by Patron and Smirnoff and savor a jolt of java from the Nespresso station.  Raffle items will include a trove of spa treatments, fabulous dining certificates, gift baskets, fine wines and other prizes. New culinary techniques will be featured at Les Dames d’Escoffier cooking demonstrations and Les Dames’ members, authors Ellen Kanner and Jen Karetnick, will offer signed copies or their current books, “Feeding the Hungry Ghost”, and “ Mangoes”, respectively. The Les Dames brunch takes place Sunday, March 8, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Tickets may be purchased atreservations@lesdamesmiami.org or via PayPal: http://lesdamesmiami.org


MISOMISO’s Golden Sounds from Hollywood

The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) presents the sixth annual installment of “Golden Sounds from Hollywood” on Sunday, March 8, 6:00 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Maestro Marturet compensates for the days of inferior soundtracks by conducting a program that features works written specifically for motion pictures, and combining actual projections from the film onto the stage of the Knight Concert Hall. Executive Producer Fernando Duprat adds visual elements of excitement to Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra from Stanley Kubrick’s “2001 Space Odyssey,” Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries from Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” and the soundtrack from Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.,” among many more popular and recognizable films. Tickets can be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center website, calling the MISO box office at 305.275.5666, or by e-mailing info@themiso.org.