January 2019 Newsletter
Vol. 7 No. 01
Dear Colleagues & Friends,

We wish you the most joyous of holidays and hope that you will be able to find time to enjoy these days with friends and loved ones.

We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

Warm Regards,
Your SFCA Board of Directors
Thank you to our map sponsors:
Holiday in the Park
December 30: 4:30p - 6p
Lummus Park, Miami Beach, FL
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

Inaugural Glenn Douglas Chamber Music Festival by the Sea

December 31: 2:30pm
Surf Club Art Gallery
Four Seasons Hotel and Residences
9001 Collins Avenue

This holiday season, an international group of renowned classical musicians from the English Chamber Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra come to South Florida to perform a series of stunning concerts. Join us for a special Teatime Matinee performance, “A Gypsy New Year’s Eve” on December 31 at 2:30 p.m. Featuring a stunning program with works by Brahms, Kodaly and Mozart. For tickets and more information, please visit www.winterchambermusic.com

Surfside Bootcamp & Brews
January 17: 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. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/surfsides-bootcamp-and-brews-tickets-53655888206?aff=ebdssbdestsearch#tickets
Aventura Mall
Holiday Hours

December 31st: 10a - 7p
January 1st: 10a - 9:30p
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.
Celebrate the holidays with Frost Science!

When the holiday humdrums kick in, don’t forget that the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is open 365 days a year - including Christmas and New Year’s Day. Bring your friends and family to the museum during the holidays and experience the wonder of science. They’ll be handing out complimentary, limited-edition holiday mini-buttons during the holiday season (while supplies last).
Frost Science is staying open until 7:30 p.m. from Wednesday, December 26 through Saturday, January 5. Take advantage of the extra time to extend your visit! Plus, you’ll get to enjoy a festive, holiday-themed lighting show on the building exterior façade nightly. A special Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Fantasy Laser Show will be playing nightly at 6:40 p.m. as part of their expanded Frost Planetarium line-up on their holiday late nights (advance registration required as part of Explorer admission tickets).
01/02 Youssef Bali, EDITION
01/04 Charlynne Perrotta, Fontainebleau
01/04 Catalina Angel, Fontainebleau
01/05 Tiziana Mauriello, Royal Palm
01/08 Noel Lanzas, St. Regis
01/09 Anthony Lamb, Grand Beach
01/10 Brian Bean, EDITION
01/12 Andrea Zhang, St. Regis Residences
01/12 Jorge Fernandez, Acqualina
01/13 Ekaterina Sizenova, JW Marquis
01/13 Mickey Montella, FAENA
01/15 Mario Paezi Turnberry Isle Hotel
01/19 Jennifer Brody, St. Regis
01/19 Ivone Reyes, Fontainebleau
01/20 Dana Popescu, Newport Beachside
01/20 Julia Privis, Acqualina
01/21 Ian McNabb, Fontainebleau
01/24 Randy Marchan, Carillon
01/24 Guilhermo De Melo, Carillon
01/25 Fernando Terrazas, St. Regis Residences
01/28 Mickel Anderson, Loews
01/30 Brad Low, W South Beach
01/31 Delio Batista, Trump National
Santa's Enchanted Forest
January 1 - January 6
Tropical Park, Miami, FL

The largest holiday theme park in the world, Santa’s Enchanted Forest is happening again this season at Miami's Tropical Park. Enjoy carnival rides, shows, games, a 92-foot tall Christmas tree and more than three million Christmas lights. Ride the ferris wheel, a roller coaster or play in a fun house. Single day and season passes are available. Children ages 2 and under are free. The park is open from November until the beginning of January 2019.
Deering Holiday Wonderland
December 1 - 31
Miami, FL

Tour the elegant and historic Deering Estate located on the edge of Biscayne Bay when it’s festively decorated for the holidays and decked out in beautiful Christmas lights. Highlights include story time and photos with Santa Claus (Saturday, December 8th), Festival of Trees evening stroll (Wednesday, December 12th), as well as the Holiday Champagne Bay Cruise (Sunday, December 16th).Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for children ages 4 to 14. Special events like the Holiday Bay Cruise are $35 per person.
King Mango Strut Parade
December 30: 2pm
Main Highway & Commodore Plaza
Coral Gables, FL

Coconut Grove’s wacky  King Mango Strut Parade  has been called “the weirdest parade in the universe.” Every year on the last Sunday in December, witty locals dress up in crazy costumes and build floats that parody current events and pop culture. The parade starts at the corner of Main Highway and Commodore Plaza and struts its way through the lush and tropical streets of the eclectic Coconut Grove neighborhood. The parade is at 2:00 p.m., but get there early to stake out a good spot. The event is free.
Holiday Evening at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
December 19
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Coconut Grove, FL

Spend an evening strolling the grounds, specially decorated for the holidays just as they would have been 100 years ago when James Deering called the museum home. Wander through the Main House after dark (an opportunity that comes but twice a year), gather round the organ for traditional holiday tunes and celebrate the season with complimentary cocktails and sugary treats.
South Beach Jazz Festival
January 4 - 6
Various Venues
Miami Beach, FL

Featuring talented musicians from around the world, most of the performances will also showcase the artistry of at least one person with a disability. Performances will take places at venues throughout Miami Beach including the Colony Theater and Temple Emanuel. Ticket prices vary and proceeds benefit Power Access, a non-profit organization that provides programs and produces experiential events centered on building awareness of the challenges faced by people with disabilities.
Youngarts Week
January 6 - 13
Various Venues
Miami, FL

Support the vibrant local Miami arts community during YoungArts Week by experiencing the work of the next generation of artists through performances in voice, jazz, theater, dance and classical music, as well as film screenings at New World Center, writers’ readings in the YoungArts Jewel Box, and a visual arts, photography and design exhibition in the YoungArts Gallery. Ticket prices vary.
Miami Jewish Film Festival
January 10 - 24
Various Venues
Miami, FL

Hosted by the Miami Jewish Film Society, this year’s edition of the Miami Jewish Film Festival will include screenings at various locations throughout the month of January. The festival began in 1996 and the annual attendance continues to grow. Venues include Regal South Beach Cinemas, Miami Beach Cinematheque, Coral Gables Art Cinema, O Cinema, Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, Temple Beth Am, Miami Beach JCC, Aventura Arts & Cultural Center and Miami Theater Center. Show times and ticket prices vary.
Beaux Arts Festival of Art
January 12 - 13
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

Back for its 68th annual edition, the Beaux Arts Festival of Art showcases the best art, crafts and other media platforms from more than 200 fine art exhibitors at the University of Miami. More than 25,000 people are expected to attend this year’s festival. The event also features live entertainment, children’s art activities and tasty dining options. Admission to the festival is free and classes are available for a fee. Proceeds from classes benefit the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami.
Thank you to our index sponsors:
Florida Panthers
vs. Columbus
01/05: 7:00pm
Miami Heat
vs. Washington
01/04: 8:00pm

vs. Denver
01/08: 7:30pm

vs. Boston
01/10: 7:00pm

vs. Memphis
01/12: 5:00pm
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
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.
1776 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Named OpenTable's "50 Hottest Restaurants in the U.S.", Cleo is a Mediterranean-inspired reinvention of tinseltown glamour, where new yet familiar flavors are enhanced by worldly charm.
Jaguar Sun
240 NE 4th St
Miami, FL 33132

Adding to the newly buzzy downtown bar scene, Jaguar Sun has debuted on the ground floor of X Miami apartments. The bar, run by Will Thompson, will feature cocktails made with small batch brands ranging from classic aperitifs to tropical tiki. To soak all those cocktails up, Momofuku Nisi alum chef Carey Hynes, serves up shareable pastas including cacio e pepe and rigatoni, oysters, salads, country ham, and more.
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.

So whether you want to see the city highlights, take a cruise down Ocean Drive, indulge in a romantic evening ride for 2 or an all day touring adventure,
we can arrange a special sidecar experience just for you that's sure to put a smile on your face. 
Kennedy Space Center
via American Travelink

Our tour today takes us to one of the most advanced and interesting place on earth. Kennedy Space center, home to NASA and the launch center for the different space programs since the 1960’s. Enjoy the interactive exhibits, IMAX movies and the astronaut hall of fame, don’t Miss the Saturn V, the Apollo rockets and the more advanced space shuttle.

Our tour starts at the visitor’s center and an opportunity to learn about the history of man’s quest to explore space. Then enjoy a guided tour of the outdoor part of the center which includes the launch pads, and the site of the famous Apollo 8 launch. After lunch (not included) we depart the Kennedy Space Center and head south.
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.
Santa's Enchanted Forest

The largest holiday theme park in the world, Santa’s Enchanted Forest is happening again this season at Miami's Tropical Park. Enjoy carnival rides, shows, games, a 92-foot tall Christmas tree and more than three million Christmas lights. Ride the ferris wheel, a roller coaster or play in a fun house. Single day and season passes are available. Children ages 2 and under are free. The park is open from November until the beginning of January 2019.
Shepard Fairey AR - Damaged
Shepard Fairey AR - Damaged is essentially an art exhibit crammed into your iPhone – and in a rather more literal sense than you might expect. If the name Shepard Fairey doesn’t ring a bell, you’ll likely recognize his most famous work – the iconic ‘Hope’ image of Barack Obama. In Damaged, he tackles the current political climate in a similarly arresting manner.

As a viewer, the AR bit of the app’s name is important. This is no slideshow with written notes. Instead, the entire warehouse-sized show has been transformed into a virtual space you can explore with swipes and taps, or even by walking around yourself.

All the while, you can optionally take in Fairey’s narration, giving you extra context behind the work in what’s easily the best virtual art exhibit on the iPhone.
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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

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