Light & Love
Experience a Full Moon Celebration like none other on Feb. 8 during an evening of food, friends and fun at Bill Baggs State Park. Tickets include open bar, dinner stations, live music by REMYZ, dancing, bonfire and more. Climb to the top of the lighthouse and gaze out at Miami’s night skyline, dance to oceanside island grooves, and celebrate this memorable evening with friends, family and neighbors; @BillBaggsFullMoon.com.
Dsquared2 pays homage to Miami and the fabulous 54th Annual Super Bowl with their new collection for Saks Fifth Avenue. Drawing inspiration from The Magic City’s vibrant colors and energy, the collection is comprised of tracksuits, t-shirts, sneakers, slides, belt bags and baseball caps with casual, contemporary silhouettes; SaksFifthAvenue.com.
Let Your Tastebuds Soar
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is a wonderful week of all the things that food and wine lover’s adore: wine-tastings, dinners, cooking classes, demonstrations, seminars, and, of course, elite late-night parties. It’s an energetic, tasty feast that will satisfy the palate and the brain; Feb.19-23; SOBEWFF.com.
Eat, Drink & Celebrate
Punch Bowl Social — known for pairing scratch-made dishes and craft beverages with social gaming in a design-forward environment — is opening their first Florida location in Wynwood. The divine menu features Superfood Grain Bowl, Shrimp Burger w/ Old Bay Mayo, Crab Cheese Rangoon Dip and Cocoa Dusted Carnitas Tacos. The craft beverage program features signature punches, local craft beers and a creative nonalcoholic cocktail menu; PunchBowlSocial.com.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s “Gala In The Garden” is a feast for the senses. Don your black-tie formal wear for a lavish cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a seated dinner overlooking Pandanus Lake and dancing under the stars, all for a very worthy cause; Feb. 1; FairchildGarden.org.
Raise Your Glass
One of the most popular events at VeritageMiami is the Craft Beer Tasting, featuring top-notch local, regional and national craft breweries complemented by delicious bites from dozens of South Florida restaurants with the artsy, mural-adorned Wynwood Walls and Wynwood Gardens as the backdrop; Feb. 13. VeritageMiami.com. — Photo by Ryan Pinder
Elite Entertainment Venue
CMX Cinemas Brickell offers a truly elevated dinner-and-a-movie experience. Join them in the upcoming weeks to watch the Big Game at CMX Stone Sports Bar and try their chef-tasting Valentine’s Day menus. Enjoy the theatre’s new recliner seats, revamped chef-crafted menu, signature cocktails and trendy terrace with large TV screens; CMXCinemas.com.
The ongoing initiative of the Miami Design District to support Miami-based artists and creatives, S/223, is back with a divine new exhibition by International Award-Winning Artist Alette Simmons-Jimenez through Feb. 20. Known for producing work in installation, mixed media collage, video, assemblage and poetry, her Mono-No-Aware addresses the shared vulnerabilities in the human-nature connection; MiamiDesignDistrict.net/Art.
Fantasy & Drama
Savor a trio of thrilling, inventive ballets with super-human charisma and adventure in a single evening with Miami City Ballet. First is Firebird, a fantastical fairytale set to Stravinsky’s masterpiece with magical special effects followed by Nine Sinatra Songs and Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes, where 15 men and one female dancer take the stage with an infectious sense of play and joy; Feb. 14-Mar. 1; MiamiCityBallet.com.
Granddaughter of Elvira García, one of the most outstanding lyric singers of Cuba and a relative of poet Federico García Lorca, Patrissia Lorca is the descendent of Hispanic nobility, so it’s only natural that this impressive talent puts on a majestic performance. Noche Latina: Feb. 28; Top 40: Feb. 29; CasinoDaniaBeach.com.
The Art Of Cool
Bring the family, bring the dogs, bring the kids, all are welcome to enjoy this South Florida tradition. The 36th Annual South Miami Rotary Art Festival is a two-day outdoor spectacular held in Downtown South Miami with 130 local and national artists, live music, great food and a beer garden. Stay until 8 p.m. on Saturday for an open jam session; Feb. 22-23; SouthMiamiArtFest.org.
Inspired by the morning sun floating on the horizon, beneath the sapphire crystal bezel lies a bold expression of blue, delivering a strong sense of transparency, breadth and depth. The Grand Seiko achieves the difficult balance of high performance and elegance. Equipped with a GMT hand, the SBGE248 features Grand Seiko’s unique Spring Drive caliber creating a glide motion that reflects the natural and continuous flow of time itself; Grand-Seiko.com/us.
The Haller Foundation’s Serenades @ Sunset are a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the principal musicians of Symphony Of The Americas. Enjoy the rich sounds of the classics, enhanced by the rhythms and repertoire of today surrounded by magnificent vistas and sunsets, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Con Brio String Quartet performs Feb 9; SymphonyOfTheAmericas.org.
For The Pets
What’s even better than a casino-themed fundraiser with dinner, reception, live entertainment, circus acts, aerialists, contortionists jugglers, auctions and Vegas-style games? Not much! Best yet, proceeds from A Million Dreams Gala will benefit PAWS4You animal rescue; Feb. 28; Paws4You.org.
The 3rd Annual Miami Concours takes over the Miami Design District on Feb. 16 with over 100 of the most sought-after exotic post-war automobiles entered by some of the country’s most significant collectors. In grand Miami style, the cars will be presented on a spectacular red carpet which will run throughout the district; Feb. 16; MiamiDesignDistrict.net.
One of the nation’s most famous art festivals is right in our backyard. Encompassing nearly one mile along Biscayne Bay’s waterfront streets, the Coconut Grove Art Festival will host more than 360 internationally-recognized and jury-selected artists showcasing their spectacular works, spanning across 15 stunning visual categories; Feb. 15-17; CGAF.com.