February 2019 Newsletter
Vol. 7 No. 03
Dear Members,

After a quick break this January, South Florida will be back in full swing in February with the Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, Boat Show, SoBe Wine & Food Festival and more. All of this is being packed into the shortest month of the year, so hold on tight and get ready for an exciting February. Check our newly revamped SFCA South Florida maps.

Warm Regards,

The SFCA Board of Directors
Thank you to our map sponsors
New W South Beach Chef Concierge

Congratulations to Brad Low who has taken the helm at the W South Beach.

Should you need any assistance at the W, Brad will be your go-to source for Whatever, Whenever!
Sushi By Bou
At Gianni's Suite at the Versace Mansion

We are very happy to announce our newest member to the SFCA - sushi by bou - New York city's best omakase sushi bar (timeout ny, buzzfeed, yelp, Vogue) will be offering the most intimate sushi bar in miami beach in a suite at the iconic Villa Casa Casuarina (former Versace mansion). 
Guests will check into at the front desk and receive your key to unlock the most unique foodie experiences. Gianni's Suite will feature a 4 seat sushi bar serving a 60 minute, 17 course omakase (Chef's Choice) experience for $125 per person including tax and grat (prepaid via  sushibybou.com ). Adjacent to the sushi bar will also be a 25 person sake and Japanese cocktail lounge overlooking ocean drive and Miami beach. The lounge will require guests to purchase a $35 gift card to be used for cocktails and bar snacks (a bar minimum if you will).
Watches & Wonders 2019
February 15 - 17
Design District, Miami, FL

After a hugely successful debut that attracted over 20,000 attendees in 2018, Watches & Wonders Miami returns from February 15th to 17th, 2019. The event expands from 21 to 28 brands showing their creations at this second edition, which is again led by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in partnership with the Miami Design District. Visitors to Watches & Wonders Miami are invited to discover the expertise behind the fabulous timepieces and jewelry on display, through a packed program of activities together with roundtable discussions, watchmaking workshops and tours of participating brands’ stores.
The Art of Banksy
Through February 28: 10a - 5p
6301 NE 4th Ave
Miami, FL 33138

"A new exhibition called “The Art of Banksy” [is open in Miami]. It is the U.S. premiere of the exhibit and it is the largest ever exhibition of Banksy’s works displaying 80 original works by the intriguing, elusive, and most talked about street artist in modern history.

The Bristol born artist’s former agent and personal photographer of 12 years, Steve Lazarides, curated it." - CBS Miami
Surfside Events

Surfside Bootcamp & Brews
February 7: 6 - 9pm

Fitness buffs looking to pick up the pace while also mingling with the locals can join Surfside’s first ever Bootcamp & Brews event, which will be held January 17 and February 7, 2019. The event will combine an energizing, heart-pumping, one-hour boot camp, followed by a rewarding craft beer tasting at the Grand Beach Hotel Surfside (9449 Collins Ave.) Tickets are $5 per person. Space is limited! Click here to register now.
Lincoln Road

Yoga on Lincoln Road; Offered 10 a.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Euclid Avenue and Lincoln Road. Yoga classes are free and dog-friendly, and kids are encouraged to join in on the fun.
02/01 Lupe Castillo, Pelican Hotel
02/01 Cesar Molinares, Lord Balfour
02/02 Estella Collazo, Past President
02/04 Sophia Kheli, Fontainebleau
02/05 Marcelo Gonzalez, InterContinent.
02/06 Pedro Alvarez, 1 Hotel
02/06 Maite Foriasky, Setai
02/07 Florian Fischer, Royal Palm
02/10 Dilip Pathak, Delano
02/12 Hugo Marin, W South Beach
02/14 Mario Leon Jelves, Nautilus
02/16 Igor Omerhodzic, Loews
02/16 Jessica Gorman, St. Regis
02/18 Eduardo Feitosa, Trump Int.
02/19 Reuben Trane, 1 Hotel
02/21 Joey Oros, EDITION
02/21 Deana Garbarino, Porsche Design
02/21 Oscar Obando, Shelborne
02/25 Robyn Hennesey, Fontainebleau
02/25 Reo Davis, St. Regis
02/26 Moises Hurtado, Palms Hotel
02/26 Nina Eberlijn, Porsche Design
02/26 Andrew Kahn, St. Regis
Super Bowl LIII

Miami is teeming with events for this year's Super Bowl. Click the image to the left to see TimeOut Miami's list of recommendations, which we approve of!
Miami International Map Fair
February 2-3
HistoryMiami Museum
Miami, FL

Spark a little worldly wanderlust at HistoryMiami’s annual Miami International Map Fair in Downtown. Check out antique maps, rare books and globes and spend some time dreaming about your next big trip. The event will feature nearly 40 of the most renowned map dealers from around the world, as well as a special line-up of international speakers. Tickets start at $15 per person for daily admission. VIP full access weekend registration is $75.
GroundUP Music Festival
February 8-10
North Beach Bandshell
Miami Beach, FL

Enjoy a lively outdoor music festival at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach. Back for its third edition, the  GroundUP Music Festival will feature three-time Grammy Award winner Snarky Puppy as headliner for three days, including the first live performance of a brand new album. When the music at the North Beach Bandshell wraps at 11 p.m., live performances will continue at multiple venues until 4 a.m.  Tickets start at $85 per person for single day admission or $225 for all three days. Late night show tickets start at $20.
Valentine's Day
February 14
Various Venues
South Florida, FL

It’s the official day of love! Take advantage of some great restaurant and hotel special deals available for you and your special someone.
Miami International Boat Show
February 14-18
Key Biscayne, 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. Featuring the finest collection of both powerboat and sailing products in one location, browse more than 170 marine brands. There will be seminar tents dedicated to sailing and boating education, featuring dozens of seminars each day. Hop on one of the free water taxis or shuttles for easy access to the show. Tickets start at $25; two-day passes are $45; children 12 and younger are free.
Miami Yacht Show
February 14-18
Next to Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL

Also happening at the same time as the Miami International Boat Show, check out the latest yachts and marine technology at the Miami Yacht Show. In a new location this year, the 31st annual show will take place just north of Downtown Miami next to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the Sea Isle Marina. Tickets start at $25; children 15 and under are free. VIP access is $150.
Art Wynwood
February 14-18
Art Miami/Context Site
Downtown Miami, FL

Back for its eighth annual edition,  Art Wynwood is a prestigious fair featuring contemporary works from around the world. 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.
III Points Music Festival
February 15-17
Mana Wynwood
Wynwood, Miami, FL

Returning for its sixth season, III Points is an alternative music festival that continues to grow in size and scope. This year’s headliners include SZA, Tyler the Creator, A$AP Rocky and Erykah Badu. Reflective of Miami’s diversity, the festival will include more than 100 performers on six stages at the 100,000-square-foot Mana Wynwood in the Wynwood Arts District. Other highlights include immersive art installations, panels, master classes and more. Gates open at 5 p.m. and music goes until 5 a.m. Three-day general admission tickets start at $205.
Coconut Grove Arts Festival
February 16-18
Various Locations
Coconut Grove, FL

One of the largest outdoor art festivals in the country, the annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival is held each year on President's Day Weekend. Enjoy live music, food by local chefs and, of course, lots of great art. Check out the work of more than 300 international artists in the eclectic seaside village of Coconut Grove. Tickets start at $15 and there’s a $5 discount for residents. Proceeds go towards scholarships to students who attend fine arts programs at local schools.
SoBe Wine & Food Festival

The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) is a national, star-studded, five-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Its 18th annual edition will feature more than 100 events spanning Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties
Thank you to our Index Sponsors
Florida Panthers
vs. Nashville
02/01: 7:00pm

vs. Vegas
02/02: 7:00pm

vs. St. Louis
02/05: 7:00pm

vs. Pittsburgh
02/07: 7:00pm

vs. Tampa Bay
02/10: 6:00pm

vs. Dallas
02/12: 7:00pm

vs. Calgary
02/14: 7:00pm
Miami Heat
vs. Oklahoma City
02/01: 8:00pm

vs. Indiana
02/02: 7:30pm
Adrienne Arsht
Performing Arts Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
South Florida Concert Venues
AmericanAirlines Arena
BB&T Center
Cruzan Amphitheatre
Bayfront Park
Fillmore Miami Beach
Hard Rock Stadium
Sushi By Bou
1116 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

We are very happy to announce our newest member to the SFCA - sushi by bou - New York city's best omakase sushi bar (timeout ny, buzzfeed, yelp, Vogue) will be offering the most intimate sushi bar in miami beach in a suite at the iconic villa casa Casuarina (former Versace mansion). 
151 NE 41st St. Unit 217
Miami, FL 33137

KAIDO is a Japanese-inspired cocktail lounge set to open in Miami’s Design District in November 2018. Guests will enjoy a cozy Tokyo-style drinking den nestled in one of Miami’s most artistically driven areas, featuring innovative cocktails by in-house mixologist Nico de Soto and thoughtfully prepared Asian dishes developed by renowned chef Brad Kilgore.
Lincoln Eatery
723 Lincoln Lane
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Designed by global architecture firm  Arquitectonica , The Lincoln Eatery will bring together a total of 16 fast-casual, artisan, and grab-&-go concepts in a space that reflects the fast-paced vibe emerging in Miami Beach’s expanded  Lincoln Road  district.
Miami Wake Academy

Miami Wake Academy was born from a love of water sports and Miami’s lack of quality water sports coaching.

Our small owner operated company brings you the personal touch that makes a huge difference compared to water park style companies that treat their riders impersonally due to the corporations disconnect from riders.
Ocean Force Adventures

What makes the Ocean Force Adventures experience so incredibly special is the captain’s knowledge, the diversity of the locations visited and the 6-passenger boat…. a guided excursion can take you to the most spectacular place on Earth, but it is the operator who really makes the memory.

Spearfishing in Miami

The sea of Miami is characterized by clean waters and variety of fish that inhabit coral reef and shipwrecks. Learn with Jorge Mario, Cuban spearfishing national champion and expert guide.
Miami Sidecar Tours
A classic motorcycle sidecar experience

The Ural motorcycle, allows for 3 people to ride in comfort, style and safety. 2 people plus a private guide to drive and provide you with entertaining stories and facts about Miami. Miami Sidecar Tours cater to people of all ages (8 and up), shapes, sizes and abilities and allow for stopping for photos and video so you can share your adventure with friends and family and have memories that will last a lifetime.
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The Miami Beach EDITION
Amelia Nunez

I want to shout out to Amelia, the concierge who helped me plan wonderful birthday treats for our hotel room and who helped me basically plan the whole trip...

SFCA President & CEO: Miguel Pena
Editor: Joey Oros

We hope that you enjoyed this edition of Maestro.