February Newsletter
Vol. 6 No. 4 

We have many great events happening in the coming weeks from Boat Show to Art Wynwood, to Coconut Grove Arts Festival, and certainly not forget the SOBE Wine and Food Festival.
Enjoy what South Florida to offer. As other brace for frigid weather and potential snow storms, we have to worry how much tanning lotion we need to pack...

Enjoy Paradise! 

Warmest Regards, 
Miguel Pena 
President / CEO 


February Birthdays
02/18 Eduardo Feitosa, Trump International
02/19 Reuben Trane, FAENA
02/20 Liam Mcerlean, Fontainebleau
02/21 Joey Oros, EDITION
02/21 Deana Garbarino, Porsche Design
02/21 Oscar Obando, Shelborne
02/23 Alvaro Barrantes, Ritz Carlton Residences Coconut Grove
02/24 John Evans, W South Beach 
02/25 Reo Davis, St. Regis Bal Harbour  
02/26 Pedro Ortiz, Diplomat Resort & Spa
02/26 Ricardo Santos, JW Marriott
02/26 Moises Hurtado, Palms Hotel and Spa
02/26 Andrew Kahn, St. Regis Bal Harbour
02/26 Nina Eberlijn, W South Beach 
Miami Romance Month

FEB 1-28
Fan the flames of love during Miami Romance Month. Enjoy special offers at area hotels and restaurants and attend the Miami Romance Month Wedding Showcase at the Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door. 
Miami International Boat Show
FEB 15-19
Various Locations
Miami, FL  
Held each year in February, Progressive Insurance's Miami International Boat Show is back at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin on the Rickenbacker Causeway, leading out to Virginia Key and Key Biscayne. Hop on one of the free water taxis or shuttles for easy access to the show. Tickets start at $25.  
Art Wynwood
FEB 15-19
Miami, FL
Explore art from more than 70 international galleries at the new home of Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami (located at the former Miami Herald site) on Biscayne Bay in Downtown Miami. Tickets to Art Wynwood start at $15.

Coconut Grove Arts Festival
FEB 17-19 
Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 
Check out the work of more than 300 international artists in the eclectic seaside village of Coconut Grove. The annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival is held each year on President's Day Weekend and showcases live music, food by local chefs and, of course, lots of great art. Tickets start at $15 and there's a $5 discount for residents.
Model Beach Volleyball Tournament
FEB 17-18 
Between 7th and 8th Streets 
Miami Beach, FL
Some of the biggest modeling agencies send their top talent to sizzling South Beach for a friendly, bracket-style beach volleyball competition. Teams made up of models compete against each other in a round-robin format, single elimination tournament. The Model Beach Volleyball Tournament is free and takes place on the beach between 7th and 8th streets.

Black Heritage Festival 
FEB 17 
Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex 
Miami Gardens, FL 
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, and co-sponsor, City of Miami Gardens Vice-Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro are hosting the fifth annual Black Heritage Festival to celebrate the diversity of African American culture on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from noon until 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Kite Day Festival
FEB 17-18 
Haulover Park 
Miami Beach, FL 
The annual Kite Day Festival will showcase hundreds of kites over Miami Beach at Haulover Park from noon to 5 p.m. Sneakers and socks are recommended for running around on the grassy field. Started by Skyward Kites, the event is free and open to all ages. Parking is $7.

FEB 18 
Calle Ocho, Little Havana 
Miami, FL
Back for its second edition, Gay8 Festival
is a free, one-day event in Little Havana on Calle Ocho. Enjoy live music, street performances, and entertainment from the South Florida LGBT community. While general admission is free, VIP tickets are available for $100 per person.

SOBE Wine and Food Festival
Miami Beach, FL 
Back in Miami for its 17th edition, the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) will dazzle your taste buds. Nosh on delicious eats crafted by celebrity chefs and attend glitzy late-night parties at this popular annual event. Ticket prices vary by event.

Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance 

FEB 21-25

Virginia Key Beach Park
Key Biscayne, FL
Enjoy roots rock, reggae, funk, Latin and more at the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance 
at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. Showcasing more than 50 bands, the festival will also feature dance, yoga and music workshops. Early bird tickets start at $45 per person.
Pinecrest Gardens Chili Cook-Off
Pinecrest Gardens 
Miami, FL 
Pinecrest Gardens is hosting its annual Chili Cook-Off event featuring country music bands, line-dancing, mechanical bull rides and lots of chili to taste. Tickets start at $5 and admission for Pinecrest Gardens members is free.


Miami Heat  
vs. Memphis
FEB 24: 7:30PM

vs. Philadelphia
FEB 27: 7:30PM 

American Airlines Arena 
601 Biscayne Blvd 
Miami, FL 33132  

Florida Panthers
vs. Washington
FEB 22: 7:30PM

vs. Pittsburgh
FEB 24: 7:00PM 
vs. Toronto 
FEB 27: 7:30PM 

BB&T Center 
1 Panther Pkwy  
Sunrise, FL 33323
Small Mouth Sounds

FEB 16 - MAR 4
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
Small Mouth Sounds is a funny and ingenious new play that asks how we address life's biggest questions when words fail us. The New York Times says "it leaves you moved, refreshed and even enlightened." And New York Magazine declares "it deserves to be seen-and re-seen!" It's a theatrical experience-and an emotional journey-you will never forget.
JAZZ ROOTS: George Benson: A Night of BREEZIN' and Hits

FEB 16: 8PM
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
NEA Jazz Master and 10-time Grammy-winning, legendary musician George Benson will be returning to the Arsht Center with special guest Jake Shimabukuro.
L.A. Dance Project

FEB 16: 8PM
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
Bursting onto the dance scene in 2012, L.A. Dance Project has been turning heads with its fresh, contemporary vision of dance and stylistically diverse repertory. 

Idan Raichel

FEB 17: 8:30PM
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
International musician Idan Raichel, well known and loved as the band leader of the Idan Raichel Project over the last 12 years, is taking a bold new move, by returning to the audience SOLO. In line and inspired by the likes of i.e. Caetano Veloso, Dave Matthews and Prince, Idan says, that this comes very natural to him and that he is excited to share the new experience with the world's stages live. In the solo concerts Idan will present songs from his entire career, including his latest album "At The Edge Of The Beginning".


FEB 18: 8PM
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
The high-energy taiko drum troupe "YAMATO" has made over 3,500 performances in 53 countries. Having travelled the world with traditional Japanese taiko drums to share their energy to 6 million people, the latest program is titled "The Challengers." While paying respect to its rich history, YAMATO has been bringing new life to contemporary taiko drumming.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 

FEB 22-25  
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL 
Experience the heart and soul of modern dance as the extraordinary Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns for five sizzling performances that demonstrate their "whiz-bang physical talent [and] a burning inner life that makes the dances glow" (Miami Herald).

New World Symphony: Gil Shaham and Brahms

FEB 9: 8:00PM
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
Perfectly showcasing Shaham's exquisite virtuosity, Béla Bartók's Second Violin Concerto spins Hungarian folk music into a fiery, gypsy-like trance. Johannes Brahms, classical music's favorite Romantic, confidently steps out of Beethoven's shadow with a rich panorama of endless heart-warming and heart-wrenching moments in his Third Symphony, one of the genre's greatest hits.
Perlman & Zukerman in Recital
FEB 25: 8PM 
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL 
Pinchas Zukerman returns to the Knight Concert hall for a second time in the same season, but this time will join fellow world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman!

The Color Purple

FEB 27 - MAR4
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival about a young woman's journey to love and triumph in the American South featuring a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues.

Concerts in South Florida
Boulud Sud Miami

255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL
Boulud Sud is Chef Daniel Boulud's vibrant celebration of the sun and the sea. Drawing inspiration from the coastal Mediterranean, including France's Côte d'Azur, Spain, Italy, Greece, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Israel, and Turkey the menu emphasizes regional flavors, featuring an abundance of fresh vegetables, seafood, grains and herbs.

(by Chef Michael Schwartz)

3101 NE 7th Ave, Miami, FL
Inspired by its idyllic bayside setting, Amara at Paraiso brings together bold Latin American flavors, coastal ingredients, and South Florida's diversity of food culture to create the quintessential Miami waterfront restaurant from environment to cuisine and vibe. Experience the dynamic energy, local ingredients, and natural beauty of Biscayne Bay that defines what living in Miami is all about.

8281 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL
Its bistro menu features family-style dishes from around the world like the ploughman platter and dandan noodles, while its starters range from bone marrow to labneh yogurt to a daily crudo. Its Magnolia Bar uses spirits that are sourced and bought from small batch companies, which are used to create modern twists on old-school classics drinks. On the weekends, the bar even hosts a jazz vocalist singing live.
Getting out of the City

A&A Adventure Horse Trail Rides

Come and relax your mind and escape with A&A Adventure Horse Trail Rides into South Florida's nature from swampy Everglades to trails filled with lush greenery, shady palms, native trees, and superb wildlife viewing. 
Corsa Miami Cycling Tours

From ocean views to local coffee shops, we offer a selection of rides for those who want to see the best of Miami and explore the city from a cyclist's perspective. Choose your private or small group ride.

Night Tour in Everglades

Romantic dinner in the middle of the Everglades, stargazing, wine, ceviche - who could ask for a more unique and romantic night out? 

Knaus Berry Farm
In 1956, brothers Ray and Russell Knaus begain raising strawberries together in the Redland of South Florida. They set up a small roadside stand near the current Knaus Berry Farm location to sell their berries.
Some of their strawberries were sold through a broker who tasted the cookies made by Ray's wife, Barbara. He told her that they were good enough to sell.
Over the years-along with the strawberries-assorted baked goods, vegetables, and ice cream have become available for sale at Knaus Berry Farm. Knaus Berry Farm also has U-Pick strawberries and tomatoes.

Big Cypress Swamp Walk 

Walk into the primordial beauty of Clyde Butcher's world when you participate in a guided eco-swamp tour through the swamps of Big Cypress National Preserve behind his gallery. Marvel at the pristine splendor of natural Florida as you traverse through a rarel seen world, filled with vibrant colors and mysterious sounds. 

Big Bus 

Discover your personal city sightseeing guide. The Big Bus Tours app is an interactive companion that helps you make the most of your time in world famous cities.   


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