23rd Street Supper Club at Cafeina

On Thursday, November 29, Cafeina will present the 23rd Street Supper Club with live jazz by special guest Nicolle Chirino, daughter of the Cuban sensation, Willy Chirino. Guests will enjoy the classic experience of dinner and a show as they indulge in craft cocktails, delectable tapas or even the “Taste of Cafeina,” platter which includes the Boneless Crispy Baby Back Ribs, Coffee & Rum Braised Short Rib Mini Tacos, Stuffed Dates& Empanadas (available for $18 during Happy Hour or $25 after 8:00 p.m.) in the sultry, manor-esque lounge atmosphere. Early Happy Hour is from 5 to 8:00 p.m. and show times are at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 p.m. Reservations are not required, but preferred for large parties; info@cafeinamiami.com or 305.438.0792. 





LUCKYRICE Miami Epicurean Cocktail Feast


LUCKYRICE Miami Epicurean Cocktail Feast presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East®to take place on Friday, November 30 from 7:30 to11:00 p.m. at the SoHo Beach House Miami Beach. Just days before Art Basel comes to town, the event will take over the private members club, with cocktails and bites spilling from the pool to the tiki hut and onto the beachfront marquee and ocean side fire pits. Tickets are available at www.luckyrice.com and are $88 for general admission and $150 for VIP (VIP access is from 7:30 to 8:30p.m.). Hosted by Susur Lee (Top Chef Masters) with Douglas Rodriguez (father of Nuevo Latino cuisine), the inaugural LUCKYRICE Miami event is a “Chino Latino” collaboration that celebrates Miami’s international fusion style. From the host chefs, expect a couple of roasted pigs (Chinese “char siu”-style from Susur and Cuban-style from Douglas), giant paellas and woks of rice, and a beachfront ceviche crudo bar.



ONE World AIDS Day at HaVen Gastro-Lounge

On Saturday, December 1, Erica Bovea, Dani Bernal, Betsy Skipp and Alexandra Gordon present the ONE World AIDS Day event at HaVen Gastro-Lounge from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in hopes to bring together the community, educate, raise awareness and take action to ensure the Beginning of the End of AIDS. Admission is free and guests will enjoy one complimentary Belvedere cocktail in addition to HaVen’s new Happy Hour menu which features $5 to $7 bites and 2-4-1 cocktails. For advance reservations, call or text the HaVen iPhone at 305.987.8885 or visit www.havenlounge.com.




 Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Butterfly Exhibit

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s state-of-the-art DiMare Science Village, covering more than 25,000 square feet and featuring The Clinton Family Conservatory’s splendid butterfly exhibit, the Glasshouse Café, Windows to the Tropics Conservatory, and the Whitman Tropical Fruit Pavilion, will open to the public on Saturday, December 1.




Helmut Newton: A Liberating Focus


In an artistic coup that is anticipated to create a major statement as an exciting preview to the official December 6 kick off of Art Basel, owner Naomi Wilzig announces an arrangement with Austria’s Museum der Moderne (MAM) to present Helmut Newton: A Liberating Focus, the first Miami solo show of the world-famed photographer, opening Monday, December 3, at 9:00 p.m., at World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM). Working at French Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Newton was to begin a lifelong career as a photo/artist and, historically, the iconic photographer who shook off all constraints via his broad view of capturing the provocative worlds of beauty, eroticism, humor, money, power and at times, violence. Most recently, 200 original and vintage prints were shown in a retrospective at Paris’ Grand Palais. In Berlin, the Helmut Newton Foundation, Museum of Photography, is exhibiting “White Women, Sleepless Nights, Big Nudes.”


World Erotic Art Museum is located at 1205 Washington Avenue. Open Monday- Thursday, 11 A.M- 10 P.M.; Friday & Saturday, 11 A.M. to Midnight.  Tickets are $15. No one under 18 admitted. Further information is available by calling 305-532-9336 or via www.weam.com. Entrance is free during Art Basel week for Art Basel VIP card holders and for accredited press.




From December 4 through 9, STOMP an explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique performance will be showing at the Adrienne Arsht Center. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.  As USA Today says, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.”  Tickets start at $26 a ticket. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday Evenings at 8:00 p.m., Sunday at 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday Matinee at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (305) 949-6722 or by logging on to www.arshtcenter.org. 





Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center 20th Anniversary Gala 

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary at its 2012 gala on Saturday, December 8, at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts. Gala guests will enjoy a reception with a luxury silent auction, dinner and an After Party. The highlight of the evening will be a performance by two-time Tony-award winner Sutton Foster. The 2012 gala includes an option to attend just “The Party” which includes a reception, the stage show and the After Party. Nearly 1,000 guests are expected to gather from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties to increase cancer awareness and raise funds for cancer research. A highlight of the Gala is the awarding of the Caroline Halpern Award for exemplary service to The Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation and Stuart A. Miller and the Jay Weiss Scientific Award to W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D.To inquire about sponsorships/underwriting opportunities, donating auction items, or purchase a ticket, visit www.miami.edu/sylvestergala or call the Sylvester Development Office at 305.243.9088.




  “Ménage à Twist” Yoga at the Standard

Grab a friend, a lover or the nosy neighbor down the hall for a “Ménage à Twist” on Friday, December 7, whoen The Standard Spa and Ayama Yoga Founder Mariano (Mano) Ardissone host a workshop featuring asanas for singles, couples and threesomes. This engaging 120-minute yoga class will explore various postures and flow sequences with partners in unique ways that offer greater assist, adjustment and connection.  Paired in groups of twos and threes, partners will work together to go deeper into poses while building a sense of trust, compassion and intimacy with others.Before and after class, students can enjoy complimentary use of the spa’s Hamam, sauna and steam rooms.  Part of The Standard Spa’s H2-OM yoga series, this one night workshop is open to the public and the cost is $30.  For more information, visit http://www.ayamayoga.com.