VoiceBe A Voice Awards Luncheon

On Friday, November 7, at 11:30 a.m. Voices For Children Foundation Inc. will host its 30th anniversary at the “Be A Voice Awards Luncheon,” presented by Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson P.A., with the goal of raising funds to benefit Miami-Dade County’s foster children at Jungle Island. Emceed by Laurie Jennings, Anchor of Local 10 News, this event brings together approximately 500 guests including attorneys, judges, elected officials, community leaders, volunteers and supporters to recognize those individuals, corporations and organizations that have made a significant contribution in the area of child abuse and neglect in Miami-Dade County. The Betsy Gunn Award will be presented to veteran Guardian ad Litem volunteer Johan Askowitz and special recognition will be given to those who have been a voice to the children in our community time and again over the course of our 30 years. This event is open to all members of the public. Tickets for the event are $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10; for more information visit: www.BeAVoice.org.



Siena Tavern Set To Opensiena 

Top Chef Alumni Fabio Viviani and co-owners Luke Stoioff and David Rekhson of DineAmic Group are excited to announce that their FIRST ever Miami restaurant and their Miami Beach outpost is set to open this November. Siena Tavern will bring the sophistication and charisma of Viviani’s cuisine, as well as the energy of a bustling bar, to the cornerstone of Miami Beach’s South of Fifth dining scene. Combining Fabio Viviani’s crowd-pleasing made-from-scratch menu, with DineAmic’s success in the hospitality sphere, Siena Tavern will offer diners an experience that is simultaneously comfortable, vibrant and social. Rare for Miami, Siena Tavern Miami offers a 250-space parking lot (above the restaurant) so finding a spot in the area will not be an issue. Shortly after opening, the restaurant will offer affordable valet service where patrons will not have to wait long for their car. Guests can expect to pay only $10 for valet Monday through Thursday for dinner, and for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Dinner on Friday through Sunday will cost $15.


handmadeThe PopUp Dinner Miami Presented by Acura

On November 8, The PopUp Dinner Miami presented by Acura welcome their inaugural event coming to Miami for the first time. The white themed picnic will take place in an exciting secret location and will feature a special appearance by DJ Zen Freeman, courtesy of Acura. Whole Foods Market® has joined the pop up dinner experience as an official purveyor. Attendees will be welcome to the whole foods tent where they will be presented with invitations and vouchers to the opening of their downtown store opening soon at 299 SE 3rd Avenue, Miami. The PopUp Dinner Miami benefiting Pérez Art Museum Miami, PAMM, is an elegant, mass “pop up” picnic that encourages guests to be spontaneous and creative with their attire, culinary choices, and table design. This evening of revelry under the stars draws a crowd of thousands who are instructed to come dressed in chic white as they execute their own lavish table decorations and bring inspired cuisine and beverages – all which reflect a love for dining in style with friends in Miami. The exact location will be disclosed to ticket holders via email just two hours before the event. Guests at the PopUp Dinner Miami will have a unique opportunity to experience the all-new 2015 Acura TLX; the sedan will be transformed into a custom photo booth allowing partygoers to capture the magic of the night. Acura will also provide the means – and the muscle – to transport guests’ picnic items and party favors from check-in to the dinner location in style.  Attendees will also be able to purchase an array of wine selections provided by Kobrand Wine and Spirits and complimentary coffee courtesy of Juan Valdez Coffee.  Lastly, as a token of appreciation, Acura owners who present their car key upon entrance will receive a special VIP gift. To purchase tickets and for general information and details on The PopUp Dinner Miami visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-popup-dinner-miami-2014-tickets-11629178185.


Ball & Chain Presents NYC-Based Band Brazilian Bandball and chain

The recently renovated Ball & Chain jazz bar located in the historic center of Little Havana has opened its doors as a live music venue with a Cuban flare. Meticulously redecorated in 1950s Miami style by new ownership Ben and Zack Bush and Bill Fuller features a full liquor bar, specialty drinks and a tapas menu. For additional information visit: www.ballandchainmiami.com. Next Thursday, November 13, Ball and Chain will host a live performance by BRAZILIAN GIRLS, the NYC-based band known for their eclectic blend of EDM combined with diverse musical blends of reggae, tango, chanson and house. Tickets are $35, if bought in advance and includes one complimentary cocktail.  Doors open at 7:30PM; Link to purchase tickets:  https://www.squadup.com/events/braziliangirls.


Pop-Up Restaurant Series on Windridge Yacht Charter

The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions’ Chef/Owner Cesar Zapata is hosting the debut of Windridge Yacht Charter’s new “Pop-Up Restaurant Series” on Wednesday, November 12, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., with 6:30 p.m. boarding. Inviting Miami’s most innovative chefs to the spectacular South Florida waterways for a one-time only dining cruise event on its flagship yacht, Lady Windridge, the vessel will cruise along Biscayne Bay as guests enjoy a multi-course menu, signature cocktail pairing, beer and wine, DJ entertainment and much more. Highlights from Zapata’s menu include Kale Slaw with apples, jicama, chayote, celery and spiced pecans; Oyster Shooters of fresh Bloody Mary mix, chipotle, cilantro and tequila jelly; Smoked BBQ Pork Shoulder & BBQ Beef Brisket with housemade BBQ sauces; and Buttermilk Panna Cotta with drunken cranberries and mint. Departing from the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach, the cruise is priced at $125++ per person. For reservations or more information, call 954.525.7724 or visit http://www.windridgeyachts.com.


maleficentMALEFICENT Enchants Viewers at Home

The blockbuster “MALEFICENT” comes to life for all to own this week.  Award winning actress Angelina Jolie animates one of the most iconic villains in Disney history re-creating a love story for all ages. The wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty” is available on Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms. After enchanting audiences around the world and grossing more than $700 million in worldwide box office, this live-action, fantasy adventure casts a wondrous new spell on Blu-ray and Digital HD, featuring stunning high definition picture and sound, plus spellbinding, all-new bonus features, including several deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes that take viewers deeper behind the scenes of the filmmaking magic.