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Spotlighting news, launches, announcements, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida.
Text by Sandy Lindsey | June 14, 2018 | Culture & Art

Haute Halloween
Join scurvy pirates and pretty wenches, superheros and other costumed revelers at the 27th Annual Halloween Sundowner at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. Food, drinks, music and lots of unforgettable sights await; Tickets are limited to 1,000, plus there’s an earlybird discount offered to the first 100 museum members and 100 non-members purchasing; Oct. 26; 305.856.4866, ext. 3;

Musical Extravaganza
The 30th Anniversary Season of Festival Miami has attracted an exceptionally high caliber of classical, jazz, blues/pop and latin musicians. Top performers include Luis “The Prince of Salsa” Enrique, blues funk/legend Dr. John, renowned violinist Joshua Bell and celebrated bassist Edgar Meyer, to name a few; Oct. 1-Nov. 1; 305.284.4940;

21st Century Workspace
Visualize an ultra-modern office with sweeping views from the 16th Floor of 600 Brickell with full access to a wide range of concierge-level amenities and fully scalable and secure technology and you’ve got Brickell Link from Foram Group. Professional space ranges from collaborate environments to full executive suites; 305.384.7114;

Audacious Asian
Already billed as “the most adventurous Asian restaurant on South Beach,” Kung Fu Kitchen & Sushi at The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club now redefines the term Soul Food to “Seoul Food” in the form of a joint Korean BBQ and sushi menu; 305.534.7905;

Brickell For Brunch
The aptly named Sunday Funday Brunch at Edge, Steak & Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Miami takes the decadent “brunch” concept to a new level with a Taco Station, Cuban Station, Grilling Station and Local Catch Station. And you absolutely have to try their Pork Egg Benedict (pictured here). Interact with the chefs and enjoy unlimited mojitos, mimosas and bloodies; 305.381.3190;

Butterfly Bliss
Stepping into The Clinton Family Conservatory & The Wings Of The Tropics butterfly exhibit at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is like walking into the Garden Of Eden. There are over 1,000 tropical butterflies in a wealth of colors. Watch as new butterflies emerge in the Butterfly Metamorphosis Lab; 305.667.1651;

Design, Create & Inspire
HD Americas is much more than just a boutique-style trade showcase of innovators in the hospitality design field with a special focus on the expanding Latin American and Caribbean markets. This expo of interior design trends also offers a highly beneficial educational component and job fair; Sept. 24-25;

Let The Pouring Begin!
Yelp — the social network that revolutionized how we dine and drink — brings us Yelp Pour It On! From Sept. 4-25 bartenders across Miami will compete to shake the best cocktails in town. To find out more, RSVP for what is sure to be some exciting competitions and vote by visiting

Fashionable Fundraiser
Fashionably Conscious, the much-anticipated vintage designer sale that offers discounted pricing on donated items from the coveted closets of Miami philanthropists and community leaders, returns to Village Of Merrick Park on Sept. 20-22. Proceeds from the sale benefit Coconut Grove Cares & The Barnyard Community Center;

Links Of Love
The Chairman Memorial Golf Tournament will take place at Crandon Golf Links on Key Biscayne Sept. 13. The tournament will benefit the Alina & Andres Espino Education Fund, and was created in memory of Luis “Yoyo” Espino, a dedicated family man who was loved by many and placed a great deal of importance on education;

Savor The Sea
How many ways can you prepare fish? The Coconut Grove Seafood Festival answers that question: Caribbean/Bahamian, Jamaican, Latin American, Cajun, North Eastern, Asian and Floridian. The live music is just as varied: calypso, steel drum, reggae and island escapism. Check out the nautical-themed exhibitors and tasty bites on Oct. 20; 305.461.2700;

World-Class Auto Museum
To car enthusiasts, Miami’s Dezer Collection is the equivalent of King Tut’s tomb. Two enormous buildings house the world’s largest collection of cars from iconic films, as well as hundreds of other cars, trucks and motorcycles. The crown jewel is the actual DB5 from the original James Bond movies; 305.354.7680;

Where Luxury Meets Location
Melo Group’s 10th residential development Bay House brings an exclusive, boutique building to the vibrant Edgewater waterfront. The 38-story tower will feature just 164 luxury residences, 5 per floor, and put residents in the center of it all with bay, city and Miami Beach views from the expansive balconies; 305.573.0666;

Ghost Hunting
If Ghostbusters is your favorite movie, go meet the real thing. Join the League Of Paranormal Investigators as they communicate with the spirits in residence at the historic Deering Estate. Seeing some of the normally off-limits sections of the venue is an added bonus to the ghost tours; Beginning in October just in time for Halloween; 305.235.1668;

Prime Office Space
In the market for a new office space? Your solution has arrived. Located on the 3rd Floor of Infinity @ Brickell, Seven has changed the concept of your average business center by taking the shared workspace model to a whole new level. No matter how big or how small your professional needs are, Seven Metropolitan Suites will support you every step of the way by offering you the flexibility of working your way and under your terms; Grand opening Sept. 5; 786.502.3220;

Shop Like Never Before
A small world of style called Joanna Paige is tucked away in the west courtyard of Mary Brickell Village. The unique boutique offers tasteful yet affordable fashion specializing in shoes, handbags and accessories with truly personalized service. You’ll be mesmerized by all the great brands such as Tory Burch, Marc By Marc Jacobs, Jeffrey Campbell, Dolce Vita, Sam Edelman, Schutz, Love Moschino and many more; 305.379.9300;