OktoberfestBy: Maryanne Salvat 

Duffy’s Sports Grill Oktoberfest 

Wishing you could make the long trip to celebrate Oktoberfest in Germany? Well, don’t worry about packing your suitcase because Duffy’s Sports Grill is bringing the festivities to you! For the entire month of October, the restaurant is celebrating Oktoberfest by serving two traditional German dishes: Pork Wiener Schnitzel served with buttered spaetzle and arugula garnish for $10.99, and Bratwurst topped with caramelized onions on a bun served with french fries for $7.99. While you enjoy a delicious German feast, quench your thirst with 2-for-1 Samuel Adams OctoberFest Lagers all day, every day. You’ll feel like you’re in Bavaria in no time! Put on your Lederhosen, and stop by Duffy’s today! Note that the Samuel Adams OctoberFest Lager is a seasonal item and will only be available for a limited time while supplies last. For a complete list of Duffy’s locations, visit www.duffysmvp.com/locations. For more information about Oktoberfest at Duffy’s, visit: https://www.duffysmvp.com/celebrate-oktoberfest-at-duffys. 



miroMiro’s Boutique Grand Opening 

South Miami’s new women’s multi-brand boutique, Miro’s Boutique, is celebrating its grand opening this Friday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy cocktails, light bites and receive 10% off all purchases when shopping the latest fall trends from top designers: David Peck, Catherine Deane, Harlyn, DL1961 Denim, Renzo + Kai, L.A.M.B., Emerson Thorpe, WREN, SW3 Bespoke, Maliparmi, Tolani, ONE by La Maison, Marna Ro, Madison Marcus, Aijek, and more. A variety of both one-of-a-kind and on-trend jewelry designers and accessories are showcased including Gypsy Jewelry, House of Harlow, Yosi Samra, and Roni Blanshay, along with Miro’s Private Label of exquisite handbags and accessories. 





Hackathon Miami 

On October 11 and 12 join Hackathon Miami a 24 hour think-tank, in which engineers, application developers, creatives, entrepreneurs, educators, illustrators, and graphic designers come together to develop tech-powered products that help propel, promote, or assist education reform. The event takes place inside Downtown Miami’s Venture Hive. The winning project receives a $5,000 cash prize. The participants receive breakfast, lunch, dinner (and coffee, lots). Mentors will also be available throughout Hackathon’s duration. *Miami resident Felecia Hatcher, founder of Feverish Gourmet Popsicles and Black Tech Miami, will be mentoring Saturday. She was honored by the White House as one of the Top 100 Entrepreneurs Under 30 and has been featured on NBC’s Today Show. Hackathon San Francisco recently took place at Eventbrite’s headquarters and will be going to Chicago in late October. It is open to anyone, working professionals or students; collaboration is encouraged, so guests may attend solo or bring their preferred team with them. The school with the most participants is eligible for an additional cash prize ($1K). More info: http://lincolnlabs.com/hackathons/miami.html.



The_Band_Perry_EPBleauLive Hosts The Band Perry

Miami Beach continues its legacy hosting top entertainers with a performance by 2011 Academy of Country Music Award’s Top New Artist and GRAMMY Award nominee The Band Perry on October 13 as part of the iconic hotel’s BleauLive performance series. BleauLive combines a luxury vacation experience with live performances by some of today’s biggest names in music and personal guest interaction with the artists.   Fontainebleau Miami Beach is offering The Band Perry fans an unbeatable package Dinner and a Show which includes: dinner at your choice of three Fontainebleau signature restaurants including AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Gotham Steak, Hakkasan and Scarpetta, featuring a pre-show prix fixe menu for $100 per person. A 6:00 p.m. reservation must be made by guest and choice of restaurant is subject to availability. Access pass to BleauLive presents “The Band Perry” including a two-hour open bar featuring specialty cocktails. The event will be held in the Sparkle room.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m.BleauLive packages can be purchased online at WWW.BLEAULIVE.COM or by calling 1.800.548.8886.



GBS Beauty Store Hosts Pure Barre Miami Celebration 

On October 24, Pure Barre Miami celebrates its first anniversary! Pure Barre is the latest fitness trend to hit South Florida. Stars like Madonna, Zooey Deschanel and Natalie Portman all sculpted their stunning dancer-esque physiques using the barre technique, which incorporates small isometric movements to effectively target problem areas women struggle with the most such as abs, hips, seat and arms while integrating stretching sessions to elongate muscles and prevent bulk. Pure Barre Miami has already sculpted hundreds of bodies into pure perfection and now, in honor of its one-year anniversary “barre-ty”, they are inviting the community to join them for an evening of celebratory pampering featuring pop-up beauty “barres” by GBS Beauty Store, healthy bites and handcrafted cocktail shots by LIQS.  Pop-up pampering stations include complimentary mini-manicures at the Purely Polished Mani Barre featuring the hottest nail shades by Deborah Lipmann and Butter London, a Fall Lip Barre featuring Lipstick Queen and Sara Happ, and a Brighten Up Eye Barre with all the creams, concealers and powders the lid can hold.Guests will also enjoy an exclusive pop-up shop by Athleta featuring the latest workout gear for the season and giveaways throughout the night.  In addition, the first 100 guests will receive a GBS gift bag filled with must-have beauty essentials.



Loews Miami Beach Hotel Hosts The 3rd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament 

On October 25, Loews Miami Beach Hotel will host its 3rd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament, benefiting  www.DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that connects donors to Miami Dade County classrooms in need. Additionally, the tournament benefits The Foundation for New Education Initiatives, a Miami-Dade County School Board program created to enhance student achievement and community engagement. The tournament has received celebrity and influencer endorsements from the likes of Alonzo Mourning, Ken Griffey, Jr., Jay Harris, Jason Taylor, Bucky Dent and Mark Duper and many more throughout the years. Entry into the tournament is $4,000 per foursome, which covers green fees for three players and one celebrity, premium gift bags, commemorative photo, breakfast, lunch and more.



AGTAmerica’s Got Talent is coming to South Florida! 

The only talent competition open to any age and any talent, AGT, will be hosting auditions nationwide as well as online. Auditions in Miami will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center on October 26 and 27.  Over the past seasons, AGT has developed a massive social media presence, and their numbers only continue to grow. It goes to show that AGT’s platform can give artists of ANY kind a serious amount of exposure! To pre-register visit: http://www.americasgottalentauditions.com/.