November Newsletter
Vol. 5 No. 22

On behalf of the SFCA Board of Directors we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday with all the trimmings. 

Warm Regards, 

Miguel Pena 
Southern Florida Concierge Association


Gray Line "Sightseeing Everywere"
Welcome to Gray Line Miami "truly the local experts" a professional and reliable tour operator.

We organize more than 30 tour operations, private charter transportation with all vehicle types & capacities, shuttle transfers in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, sightseeing and adventure tours, such as Everglades, City tour, Bayside Cruise, Key West trips, among others.

We also customize our services to different group sizes and needs.

Contact us to get information about our awesome Concierge Program.

November Birthdays
11/17 Milton Vargas Pieruzzi 
11/22 Ken Paul Agravante, Shoreclub Hotel 
11/23 Yuri Nacimiento, Grand Beach Hotel 
11/23 Kim Gardela, Hyde Resort and Residences     
11/25 Martin Padron, InterContinental Miami 
11/27 Luis Pagan, Echo Brickell  
11/27 Roly Del Rio, Ritz Carlton Residences Coconut Grove

Miami Live Month

NOV 1-30
Various Locations
Miami, FL
During the entire month of November, Miami Live Arts Month features special access to concerts, dance performances, comedy shows, poetry readings and lots of great live entertainment.
NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend
NOV 17-19
Homestead-Miami Speedway 
Homestead, FL 
Rev up your engines for the NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Who will be this year's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion? It all comes down to the Ford EcoBoost 400 on November 19th. Tickets start at $65 per person for two-day general admission and go up to $199 for the 2017 HMS Dale Earnhardt Jr. Package.

Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest
NOV 18
Gateway Park 
Sunny Isles, FL 
The 10th annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest will feature notable jazz at Gateway Park on Saturday, November 18. Doors open at 6 p.m. Mix and mingle with the crowd and enjoy smooth sounds by your favorite musicians in this scenic outdoor performance area. General admission is free and VIP is $50 per person. 
Mad Hatter Arts Festival
NOV 18-19
Barnacle Historic State Park
Coconut Grove, FL
Head to the Barnacle Historic State Park in Coconut Grove for the annual Mad Hatter Arts Festival featuring a vintage artisan marketplace and a participatory drum circle. There will also be a screening of the classic movie, Alice in Wonderland at 7 p.m. on the Barnacle Lawn ($5 ages six and up) on Saturday, November 18. 
White Party Week
NOV 23-27
Various Locations
Miami, FL
Head to the hottest parties throughout Miami and Miami Beach! Tens of thousands flock to Miami for a week of nonstop entertainment and fundraisers for the fight against HIV/AIDS during the annual White Party Week. Parties are scheduled for various locations throughout the city including Muscle Beach. Proceeds from events benefit Care Resource, an organization that provides healthcare services to those in need in South Florida. 

Miami Dolphins
vs. Tampa Bay
NOV 19: 1:00PM 

Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Miami Heat
vs. Indian
NOV 19: 5:00PM

vs. Boston    
NOV 22: 7:30PM 
vs. Charlotte
DEC 1: 8:00PM

AmericanAirlines Arena 
601 Biscayne Blvd 
Miami, FL 33132 

NOV 2 - 19
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Topdog/Underdog is a darkly comic tale of brotherhood and family identity. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two African-American brothers, whose names were given to them as a joke, coping with women, work, poverty, gambling, racism, and their troubled upbringings. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future.  

Florida Grand Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor

NOV 11 - 18
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
Lucia di Lammermoor is an acting and musical tour de force. Experience this haunting, atmospheric opera, complete with crumbling castles and ghostly apparitions, plus a breathtaking mad scene that will have you pinned to your seat.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert

NOV 25: 2 & 8pm
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry's second year at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, on a giant screen, while a live orchestra performs John Williams' unforgettable score. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has bewitched the world!

The Book of Mormon

NOV 28 - DEC3
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical.

Concerts in South Florida
1-800 LUCKY

Wynwood, Miami, FL
1-800-Lucky, an Asian-themed marketplace set to open this month, will offer seven food vendors from around the country, a karaoke bar, and a small theater in a 10,000 square-foot space - all disguised as a record shop and convenience store.


50 NW 24th Street, Miami, FL
Three will be helmed by esteemed James Beard award winning chef Norman Van Aken. A 100 seat restaurant focused on New World Cuisine.

Soul Tavern

1801 West Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
Nourishment takes many forms. We are fed through laughs, nurturing environments, human contact, passionate work, rest, art, community, and food. Traditionally, a tavern was a place we went for all these things. It was a community cornerstone for locals and visitors. Soul Tavern is resurrecting the tavern as it was a century ago-with soul-for the soul.
Wild Lime Adventures

Led by two former university professors, one of which a Florida Master Naturalist Instructor, Wild Lime Adventures is an eco-tour and cultural tour company, providing round-trip day-tours in South Florida.
Fly a Fighter Jet

A fantastic L-39, sun and fun - that's what's waiting for you in Tampa, Florida. Get ready to take a Florida Fighter Jet Instruction Flight in the L-39 Albatros military jet right above the gulf of Mexico. This L-39 jet is also used by the Russian cosmonauts and fighter pilots for training. It is a perfect trainer. Students will get the opportunity to fly this exciting and responsive jet under the close supervision of flight instructors. No flight experience is needed to take part in a fighter jet training flight.

Wakeboarding and Wakesurfing

Miami Wake Academy was born from a love of watersports and Miami's lack of quality watersports coaching. We have experience teaching five-year-olds to 65-year-olds and everyone in between. Our small owner operated company brings you the personal touch that makes a huge difference compared to waterpark style companies that treat their riders impersonally due to the corporations disconnect from riders.

Personal Speedboat Tour

Experience the adventure of a lifetime on our Speed Boat Adventure Tour. A guided and narrated Tour of Biscayne Bay with a twist. You are able to navigate and captain your own speedboat for the entirety of the tour while following our trained and knowledgeable guides to experience the best of both worlds - the THRILL of driving your own speedboat, and the safety of having a skilled guide introduce you to the beauty of Miami's Biscayne Bay.

Mountain Biking on beautiful Virginia Key

Located on the north end of Virginia Key, the mountain trail was built by hand through volunteers from the Virginia Key Bike Club (VKBC) with resources provided by the City of Miami. The trails have been built to allow all levels of bicyclists access to the opportunity to be surrounded by nature and water (Biscayne Bay) in the heart of Miami while getting the thrills of mountain biking.
Dubface uses ARKit to put a virtual, 3D character in the world and let you shoot a video of it. The kicker? You can take a crazy selfie and have the character "wear" your face. The animations are pretty hilarious and this will make for fun short clips to share. 

Patch: Smart Portrait Editor
A way to mimic the iPhone 8 portrait mode, without an iPhone 8. Patch is great for automagically creating the background blur, no matter what the object is (it doesn't have to be a face). It pretty much never gets it exactly right, but you can mask out the parts that you do or don't want blurred after it automatically applies the effect.

A speech-to-text engine that transcribes spoken word fairly well and lets you edit the text afterwards. You can open the transcript on a mobile device or even on PC via a web version and navigating around it is easy, as the text is synced to the original audio.
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The Miami Beach EDITION 
Jessica, the concierge, was amazing at helping us choose the city's best Farm to Table restaurants who could handle some food allergies that I have.

Rosa, at the concierge desk, a total asset. She got us a reservation at a restaurant totally booked for days.  

1 Hotel
Keston, the concierge, saved our vacation last time. American airlines lost my bags and weren't being receptive and were very hard to get in touch with. He saw I had a dilemma and offered to help. I looked at him like " good luck ", not expecting him to get anywhere . within minutes he had them on the phone and the problem was resolved .

The Setai 
Ask everything to Maïte, the Clef d'Or Chef Concierge and she will find the hidden jewels of the City for you. 
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