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The South Beach Jazz Festival is a week away!

The South Beach Jazz Festival is a week away!

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Published 12/29/21

A night of legendary roots, soul, R&B, gospel, and masterful jazz awaits! The multi-Grammy winners, The Blind Boys of Alabama, in their exclusive Florida appearance, known around the world for spectacular, roof raising, and inspiring live shows will grace the stage as the main event.National Endowment for the Arts 2022 Jazz Master, celebrated saxophonist, and New Orleans Big Chief, Donald Harrison and his quartet will begin the evening with their hard-swinging improvisational style that touches upon acoustic post-bop, traditional New Orleans jazz and R&B. Having all these artists on the stage is really a night of music magic being made in Miami Beach! The festival is also proud to offer two full days of exciting free concerts on Lincoln Road Saturday and Sunday, January 8th and 9th. The Power Access Main Stage will showcase the Latin Jazz from Negroni Trio, South Florida’s favorite Jazz violinist Nicole Yarling and her Quintet, Hot Jazz of The French Horn Collective, and …

SCOPE MIAMI'S RECORD BREAKING 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

SCOPE MIAMI'S RECORD BREAKING 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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Published 12/16/21

Reporting over 100,000 visitors throughout the week, SCOPE continuously reached capacity with lines stretching across the beach and over the dunes. Visitors entered through a massive graffiti cave by Peruvian street artist ENTES to gain access to the show. They were quickly surrounded by monumental site-specific installations; from a 30,000-square-foot drawing on the beach by Saype, to the ephemeral and experiential work of Rashid Al Khalifa, Mister E, Butch Anthony, SuperChief NFT and JonOne. Morning fairgoers were invited to take part in meditation and yoga programming; afternoons hosted a series of erudite talks, and as the sun went down, The New Contemporary transformed into Art Week’s newest nightlife attraction with performances by DJ WhiteShadow, Masego and more.EXHIBITOR HIGHLIGHTSTHE NEW CONTEMPORARYExhibitors were ecstatic as the pace of sales consistently grew. Haven Gallery found great success at this year’s edition with Kukula and Naoto Hattori. Gallery Owner and …

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami return to Art Week with a Vengeance

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami return to Art Week with a Vengeance

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Published 12/16/21

To mark the opening of the contemporary art, culture and entertainment experience, the annual Opening Night Preview Party took place on Wednesday, December 1st, presented by the fairs’ lead sponsors Pommery Champagne and Artsy. Hundreds of the world’s most affluent art dealers, collectors, artists, gallery owners, curators and art enthusiasts attended the opening night extravaganza for a first look at the inspirational works by the more than 170+ exhibiting artists and galleries from around the world.'This year's fairs saw a very captive audience over the five days during Miami Art Week,' says Eric Smith, president of Redwood Art Group. 'Through the long-standing relationships with our arts and cultural partners, we enjoyed a robust attendance by those who were ready to re-immerse themselves in the art world again, after a two-year hiatus and more than a year of seclusion. Our exhibitors across both shows reported excellent sales and a very enthusiastic clientele of visiting …

THE COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL IS BACK!

THE COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL IS BACK!

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Published 12/13/21

Each year, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival (CGAF) expands its collection of artists to provide people with a broader perspective and endless layers of artistic meaning. Festival organizers theoretically began putting paintbrush to canvas as they started planning the 58th iteration of the festival. They weren’t afraid to “Paint Outside the Lines” with the addition of newer elements meant to offer inspiration in a more inclusive and interactive festival that’s accepting of all art forms, allowing guests to be in touch with all their senses. “This festival is rated among the top-three outdoor art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artists. Their metric is based on actual art sales and voted by the artists themselves,” said Nathan Kurland, CGAF chair.Coconut Grove will be infused with over 300 jury-selected artists on Presidents' Day Weekend 2022. Large-scale art activations spanning across 15 mediums, ranging from classic and contemporary to the unconventional and …

Florida Renaissance Festival 2022

Florida Renaissance Festival 2022

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Published 12/10/21

Fantastic weekends scheduled for its 30th anniversary celebration at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, February 5th through March 20th will be nothing short of spectacular! In 2022, the Kingdom will be graced by returning favorite acts alongside completely new performances guaranteed to entertain and delight festival patrons. The extensive village is an experience in time travel, greeting fans with jousting knights, harmonious melodies, wicked wenches, magicians, and more. A feast made for a King or Queen of favorite food and drink await hungry travelers dressed for celebration, as do the numerous paths leading to artisan craft shops, live music, jesters and much more. “Lords and Ladies” don your attire and become part of a bygone era of the 16th century as the festival hosts SEVEN magically themed weekends for your enjoyment and entertainment! So much to do, see, and remember, the 30th annual Florida Renaissance Festival promises to be an event unlike any other. Your …

 Art Week Events Position Miami Beach at Epicenter of Art World

Art Week Events Position Miami Beach at Epicenter of Art World

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Published 11/23/21

“Art Week is an annual event like no other – the global convergence of art producers and afficionados in one of the most beautiful places on the planet,” said Mayor Dan Gelber. “Miami Beach is proud and excited to once again host this incredible gathering of top contemporary artists, galleries, and collectors and show why we are a year-round arts and culture destination.”This year’s events feature new installments of the popular Art Basel Miami Beach (Dec. 2-4) with 4,000 artists from the world’s leading galleries on display at the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center as well as the city-curated No Vacancy, which matches 10 artists with 10 iconic Miami Beach hotels in a juried competition that features $25,000 in prizes, including a $5,000 public prize by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and a $20,000 juried prize to be decided by local art experts. Winners will be announced on Dec. 9th.Art Week Miami Beach will also feature diverse programming …

Miami Art Week at The Bass

Miami Art Week at The Bass

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Published 11/23/21

During Miami Art Week the museum is open for extended hours from 10 AM to 5 PM, with Bass.Tours daily at 1 PM. Enjoy two new exhibitions (Naama Tsabar: Perimeters and Alex Israel x Snapchat), and see Willfulness of Objects and Open Storage on long term view. Stop by Collins Park and see the latest additions to Art Outside: Agua dulce by Abraham Cruzvillegas and william cordova's sacred geometries.See Species of Spaces on-view at the Walgreens Windows Project Space located on 23-d St. & Collins Ave. Don't miss two hybrid episodes of the museum's Curator Culture program: on Monday featuring Alex Israel and Evan Spiegel (CEO & Founder of Snap, Inc.), then on Wednesday NFT artist Beeple and "Father of American Pop" Peter Saul discuss NFT's and contemporary art. Finally, be moved by the artist Naama Tsabar on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2 PM and 4PM as she turns the museum into a playable instrument.Check the website for a list of activities at The Bass during Miami Art Week. …

Art of Black Miami 2021 Events

Art of Black Miami 2021 Events

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Published 11/23/21

During the Art Basel season, art events are activated and rolled out through curated art initiatives organized by art organizations, galleries and spaces in neighborhoods including Historic Overtown, Little Haiti, Little Havana, Opa-locka, Downtown Miami and beyond. Art of Black Miami shows and events offer a unique appeal and cultural aesthetic represented in the artist-run exhibitions, fairs, performances and popup events.  Art of Black Miami exhibits and art initiatives are represented by significant works from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and around the globe, creating a platform for emerging,midcareer and master artists to exhibit and showcase their work in various artistic disciplines.  This initiative celebrates all genres of the visual arts including painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, animation, film, printmaking and limited editions, all of the highest quality and available …

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami Art Fairs Programming Schedule

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami Art Fairs Programming Schedule

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Published 11/23/21

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami will return to Wynwood Arts District this year, at Mana Wynwood Convention Center with the only Two Fairs Under One Roof, offering a world-class experience for both exhibitors and art enthusiasts during this year's Miami Art Week. Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami will cover more than 100,000 square feet of exhibition space, accessible for visitors on foot and by car, all within walking distance from Wynwood's trendiest restaurants, bars and retail boutiques.'Following last year's hiatus by the entire industry, we are pleased to announce our highly anticipated homecoming with an exciting schedule of programming for this year's Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami,' says Eric Smith, president of Redwood Art Group. 'Both fairs will return with a vengeance inside the convention center at Mana Wynwood, offering exhibitors and attendees a truly world class experience. Our five-day lineup features an inspiring series of activations and live …

 Inaugural Miami Mural Festival 2021

Inaugural Miami Mural Festival 2021

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Published 11/23/21

With the goal of providing a platform for local and international street artists and creating more vibrant neighborhoods, the festival will incorporate over 500,000 square feet of walls in Wynwood and Downtown Miami’s Flagler District. In partnership with NiftyGateway, Mana Public Arts will also be minting the featured works as NFT’s to be put up for auction.“We view culture as the energy which breathes life into a community before development even starts, and sustains that life for decades,” says Moishe Mana, CEO of Mana Common. “It’s the fuel for arts and entertainment that creates breeding grounds for spontaneous interactions and exchanges.”As the largest private landowner in Miami, Moishe Mana holds nearly 55 acres of land and 1.8 million square feet of floor space between Wynwood and Downtown Miami’s Flagler District. The visionary entrepreneur is lending the full-scale facades of dozens of buildings from downtown to Wynwood to be used as canvases for the …

Picks of the Week: Film, Festivals and More

Picks of the Week: Film, Festivals and More

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Published 11/19/21

THE AFRICAN HERITAGE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER: REVELATIONS IN RHYTHM PREMIERNovember 19th at 7:00 pm"Revelations in Rhythm" is a production anchored in the sounds of tap as expression, communication, and musicality. The film will provide a stimulating auditory experience for the audience, as well as enlighten them to the traditions of tap as a language and its origins from Africa's Diaspora. Featuring dancers Afra Hines and Karissa Royster, and music performed by Willerm Delisfort, Marcus Gilmore, Jonathan Michel, and Chelsea Williams. More event details here.CARIBE ARTS FESTNovember 20th at 12:00 pmCaribe Arts Fest is a multi-genre art festival celebrating the arts of the Caribbean and the Americas. Aligned with the promotions of Art Basel, the two-day festival will be held at Griffing Park. The festival will showcase a wide scope of creations representing and encompassing the culture, essence, and creativity of the Caribbean and the Americas. More event details here.EXPLORATION AFRICA: …

NORTH MIAMI ANNOUNCES 1ST ANNUAL CARIBE ARTS FEST

NORTH MIAMI ANNOUNCES 1ST ANNUAL CARIBE ARTS FEST

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Published 11/15/21

This festival represents the rich culture and creativity of the diverse community that has deep historical roots in North Miami. Both local and international artists like Boukman Eksperyans, Gio Betta, Nadia Harris, and more will be presenting their art. North Miami's recently renovated public space, Griffing Park, will act as the main stage for major headliner performances, including scheduled live entertainment from renowned artists like Boukman Eksperyans from Haiti, Gio Beta from Colombia, and the beloved School of Rock North Miami. In addition to musical performances, attendees will enjoy over forty visual artists showcasing their talents spanning from classic to contemporary, an array of local artisan vendors, delicious food offerings provided by over a dozen local food trucks, and an exciting kid-zone where children and parents can create their own artistic crafts.The Caribe Arts Fest will take place on Saturday, November 20th at North Miami’s Griffing Park (1220 NW Griffing …

SCOPE Miami Beach 2021 Programming Announced

SCOPE Miami Beach 2021 Programming Announced

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Published 11/4/21

Honoring its perpetual mission to provide a platform for discovery, SCOPE will welcome over 125 diverse contemporary exhibitors featuring The New Contemporary, a genre that stands as a critical contribution to both global politics and local community engagement.With an emphasis on innovation, SCOPE sets itself apart by offering a 360° experience of Contemporary Art that encompasses VIP Programming, immersive Special Projects, compelling brand integrations, and a dynamic array of Museum and Cultural Partners.SCOPE Miami Beach opens on November 30th, with its Platinum First View and VIP + Press Preview, and will open to the public December 01-05, 2021.New to the SCOPE pavilion this year is The New Contemporary Presents, an experiential multidisciplinary program located in our expanded Atrium. The New Contemporary will present daily programming featuring large scale installations, music performances, and panel discussions during the day while continuing our long-standing commitment to …

Downtown Doral LIVE Holiday Fest

Downtown Doral LIVE Holiday Fest

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Published 10/29/21

“Holiday Fest will bring to life Miami’s family-friendly, outdoor music and dance performances as well as art experiences exclusive to Downtown Doral,” said Ana-Marie Codina Barlick, CEO of Codina Partners, master developer of Downtown Doral. “The Doral LIVE performance series captures the diversity of our community through music and dance, featuring Miami City Ballet’s RADIANCE and world-renown musical artists like Arturo Sandoval and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. We invite everyone in Miami this December to stop by our community, see the LUX Doral art exhibits, and enjoy a performance under the stars.”Downtown Doral Holiday Fest is anchored by Doral LIVE, a three-week concert series in Downtown Doral Park. Doral LIVE includes a dozen performances featuring a diverse roster of national touring artists and beloved South Florida cultural organizations, starting with Miami City Ballet’s RADIANCE on December 3rd and 4th. The opening weekend of the performance series concludes on …

Miami International Piano Festival 2021-2022 Season

Miami International Piano Festival 2021-2022 Season

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Published 10/7/21

The international talent will enthrall classical music lovers at several world-class venues around Miami-Dade and Broward and through the creation of its state-of-the-art Virtual Platform. It will give the organization Global and International exposure and unique opportunities for the artists, the audience, and classical music lovers. Celebrating the in-person reemergence of the festival, they will open the season on October 17th in a grand fashion, offering the audience a night of beloved concertos by three compelling pianists, Kemal Gekic – Josu de Solaun – Pietro de Maria.  The format of the recitals offers the audience unparalleled and illuminating experiences. Each performance is preceded by a commentary on the programs presented by the artists and by the Lecturer in Residence, Prof. Frank Cooper.  Six compelling pianists will be featured this season in the Aventura Series “Classical Sundays at FIVE” Dmitry Ablogin (new to the audience), Fabio …

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami return to MANA Wynwood

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami return to MANA Wynwood

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Published 10/4/21

The fairs will cover more than 100,000 square feet of indoor exhibition, all within walking distance of Wynwood’s trendiest restaurants, bars, and retail boutiques.  "We’re excited to be back to live in-person events after such a long pause and thrilled to be at Mana Wynwood again for Miami Art Week,” says Eric Smith, president of Redwood Art Group. “The last two years have been extremely challenging for everyone. We’re pleased to have survived and able to bring collectors and artists and galleries together again. The newly reconfigured space at Mana Wynwood offers us a renewed opportunity to offer an esthetically pleasing environment for showcasing the best the contemporary art world has to offer. Exhibitors and attendees alike can look forward to an unprecedented level of luxury over the five days. We’re very excited to unveil the new look and welcome everyone back to Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami.”Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami form the acclaimed …

WHAT'S HOT IN SEPTEMBER

WHAT'S HOT IN SEPTEMBER

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Published 8/19/21

September 3– Bark in the Park – Miami, FLWith a portion of the proceeds benefiting the local animal rescue, PAWS4you Rescue, Bark in the Park is a fun day out at the ballgame for you and your dog. Watch the Marlins take on the Philadelphia Phillies in the Vista level, reserved for you and your furry best friend. To attend the game, leashed dogs must be up to date on Rabies, DHLP, PARVO, and BORDATELLA vaccinations. ID tags are required. Breeds that fall under American Pitbull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not permitted in the ballpark. Event: Bark in the ParkCost: $15Date: Friday, September 3 – 7:10 PMLocation: LoanDepot Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125Learn more by calling 305.480.2525.September 3 – Miami Music+Comedy Fest IIHosted by Jeff Quintana and Joseph Ringleader, enjoy a two-day Indoor/ Outdoor Festival featuring vendors, South Florida local celebrities, DJ's, entertainers, and national comedy headliners like …

PICKS OF THE WEEK: Films, Culture and more...

PICKS OF THE WEEK: Films, Culture and more...

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Published 11/12/20

OUTSHINE FILM FESTIVAL: MAKE THE YULETIDE GAY | COCKTAILS & CINEMA VIRTUAL HAPPY HOURNovember 12th at 7:30 pmOUTshine presents gay holiday classic 'Make The Yuletide Gay' starring Adamo Ruggiero and Keith Jordan. The film has won multiple festival awards and a self proclaimed "gay cult classic." Don't miss experiencing this holiday favorite with your festival friends! More event details here.HISTORYMIAMI MUSEUM: CULTUREFEST 305November 14th through the 15thEnjoy online performances, workshops, and demonstrations with some of the city's finest traditional artists, dancers, and musicians. The festival webpage includes craft activities, videos, and more to keep you exploring all that makes Miami the diverse, vibrant, and extraordinary city we love. More event details here.SMALL PRESS FAIR FORT LAUDERDALE '20November 14th at 12:00 pmExperience a day for local and regional artists, printers, booksellers, publishers, authors, poets, bookmakers, designers, zinesters and cultural workers …

HistoryMiami Museum's CultureFest 305

HistoryMiami Museum's CultureFest 305

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Published 11/10/20

Join HistoryMiami Museum for two days of online performances, workshops, and demonstrations with some of the city's finest traditional artists, dancers, and musicians. The festival will be going DIGITAL this year, and the webpage features craft activities, videos, and much more. From Cuban fusion dance with Marisol Blanco to Haitian Kompa music with Gabel and tropical fruit farming with LNB Groves and Edible South Florida, this festival celebrates all that makes Miami the extraordinary, diverse, and vibrant city we love.  ScheduleSaturday:    10:30 – 11:00 - Storytelling: Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story featuring a demonstration by Melanie Turtle of Seminole Bird Clan Catering1:00 – 2:00 - Workshop: Cuban fusion dance with Marisol Blanco3:00 – 3:30 - Demonstration: Tropical fruit farming with LNB Grovestand and Edible South Florida 6:00 – 8:00 - Move Watch Party with O Cinema: Deep City: The Birth of the Miami …

The Conch Republic Celebrates

The Conch Republic Celebrates

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Published 11/3/20

From the raising of the Conch Republic flag at Mallory Square to the burning of the Hurricane flag to end hurricane season, the Conch Republic Independence Celebration will elect Royalty, race miniature beds, clean up Higgs Beach, engage in a Rum Battle, present an Art-to-Wear Fashion Show, and more!The Secretary of State of the Conch Republic, the Exalted Capt. James R. Gilleran, has proclaimed, "You have wittingly chosen to participate in activities (some of which you will recall, and some of which you will not) here the micro-nation of the Conch Republic. We welcome all comers who understand the value of humor, community, and a passion to encourage others to behave in a proud and foolish manner. The only requirement for entry is an understanding that to be in an alternate reality you have to participate in an alternate reality.”To see a complete list of events, visit ConchRepublic.com - where you can also purchase Conch Republic merchandise and tickets.

Fantasy Theatre Factory’s 3rd Annual Sandrell Rivers Day

Fantasy Theatre Factory’s 3rd Annual Sandrell Rivers Day

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Published 8/9/20

Among the festivities will be the bestowing of this year’s Sandrell Rivers Humanitarian Award to Dr. Larry R. Handfield, Esq., of The Handfield Firm. Serving as Emcee will be renown singer and entertainer Brenda Alford. Among the close to two dozen talented South Florida performing artists and entertainers scheduled to appear are jazz saxophonist Melton Mustafa, Jr., dancer Randolph Ward, magician Billy Byron, aerialist Luckner “Lucky” Bruno, and much more.“This is one of our most popular events at Sandrell Rivers Theater, drawing more than 300 attendees from all over South Florida but particularly from around Liberty City, where Chief Rivers focused her efforts in promoting the arts,” said FTF CEO/Executive Artistic Director Larry Fields. “With South Florida currently experiencing record numbers of COVID-19 cases, however, we have not been able to open our doors to the public. So we’ve decided to make this year’s event virtual.”“While a virtual event will be a …

Art in the Garden Opens At Key West Tropical Forest

Art in the Garden Opens At Key West Tropical Forest

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Published 6/17/20

Meander over Garden Boardwalks and down pathways through dappled shade, colorful blossoms and winged creatures of nature and spot….sculpture! The exhibit features local art & sculpture with artistic expressions emphasizing harmony with nature. These works are earth-friendly in the selection of materials (including recycled and natural material) and themes.The festival runs through August 31st and is open every day 10am – 4pm. The Garden is located 5210 College Road on Stock Island. Call 305-296-1504 or visit www.keywest.garden for directions and details. 

4th Annual Mango Fest Key West goes Virtual

4th Annual Mango Fest Key West goes Virtual

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Published 4/30/20

Step into Mango Fest Key West’s "MANGO MANIA VIRTUAL VENDOR VILLAGE" where visitors enter a world of Mangoes. Experience the mango festival through shopping, education and demonstrations including local market fare, chef & bartender videos, mango art contest, local's favorite recipes, family "mango walk" and more!This year's festival will benefit Key West Police Athletic League youth programs.The Key West Police Athletic League’s youth programs provide a safe place that encourages teamwork and strong self-esteem. Members of the Key West Police Department donate their time and effort to support youth educational and sporting programs.The festival begins June 22nd through June 28th! For more information, visit: mangofestkeywest.com.

THE FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 28 YEARS

THE FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 28 YEARS

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Published 1/8/20

For the fifth year in a row, the timeless Florida Renaissance Festival will offer seven jam-packed themed weekends to ring in its 28th season. This year, the celebration kicks off with a return to the English Monarchy and Henry VIII is back! Prepare for a greeting by jesters, jugglers, and jousting knights upon entering the gates, and sweet melodies can be heard from every corner of the kingdom. It’s a full day of entertainment where the entire family can marvel at fan favorite acts and performances that include immersive and interactive, real audience-participation scenarios. Join in on the fun with human powered rides, artisan craft shops and enough food & drink for a royal family feast!One of the nation’s most beloved events, with over 100,000 annual attendees and more than two million people having participated over the festival’s tenure, the Florida Renaissance Festival has devoted 28 years to capturing the essence of the Renaissance through entertainment and living …

Key West Food & Wine Festival

Key West Food & Wine Festival

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Published 12/30/19

By Laura RichardsonThe events on tap for the weekend range from the lavish (a kick-off party on the USCGC Ingham) to the unconventional (the Turtles and Sharks and Mermaids “Oh My” Grand Tasting at the Key West Aquarium). With a theme highlighting culinary decadence and environmental preservation, the festival aims to relish in the ocean’s culinary delights while collaborating with organizations (like Mote Marine, Surf Rider of the Florida Keys, and Reef Relief) dedicated to protecting our planet. This collaboration allows the Key West Food & Wine Festival to celebrate Key West’s rich culinary culture while raising awareness of the importance of marine wildlife preservation.A longtime believer in Key West’s potential as a top destination for food and wine lovers, Certonio is adamant that a town once synonymous with frozen daiquiris and fried conch fritters is fast undergoing a culinary metamorphosis. “I believe we are turning the corner to be a premier food …

Latin & Caribbean Food and Music Festival, Tastes Of Miami, Returns to Miami Seaquarium

Latin & Caribbean Food and Music Festival, Tastes Of Miami, Returns to Miami Seaquarium

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Published 11/15/19

“We are excited to bring back this one-of-a-kind event that will bring a taste of local culture inspired by our diverse city,” said Eric Eimstad, General Manager for Miami Seaquarium. “Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy food, music and fun this holiday season!”Each day of Tastes of Miami, local food trucks will be featuring their hallmark savory dishes for purchase. In addition, the Park’s food locations will offer special menu items such as tropical drinks, churros, arepas (round yellow corn cakes), and Tex-Mex-Corn roasted corn dipped in melted butter seasoned with a mix of parmesan cheese, chili powder, and parsley flakes. Miami Seaquarium will be swaying to Latin and Caribbean beats with live musical performances by local bands. On select days, guests can practice their dance moves – including Salsa and Zumba - with some of the best dance instructors. Kids can enjoy a play area with games and prizes, bounce houses, arts and crafts, and much more! There …

ABFF GOES BEYOND BEING A FILM FESTIVAL

ABFF GOES BEYOND BEING A FILM FESTIVAL

Festivals

Published 6/28/19

By Daisy Cabrera“Twenty-three years ago, there were only fifteen of us working behind the scenes and about 100 attendees. Today, we’ve become the premiere event for Black Hollywood and host more than 8,000 attendees every festival,” said ABFF Ventures’ Founder and CEO, Jeff Friday. “Initially, I had the thought that we needed a space to collaborate with each other and have time to celebrate each other and our upcoming projects. That vision has not only led to some amazing collaborations but also birthed a legacy of identifying emerging talent and solidified a strong presence within the Miami Beach, Miami, and Dade County communities with our community outreach efforts.”With celebrity ambassador La La Anthony in tow, ABFF brought together a jam-packed audience of up-and-coming, next generation producers, writers, actors, showrunners, editors, composers, creatives, photographers and directors. Anthony said, “We have proven that we support each other. We watch our films and …

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