March 2020 Newsletter
Vol. 8 No. 05
This Month's Events
Miami Sailing Week
March 4 - 10
Cinner Key Marina
Coconut Grove, FL

Sailing teams from all over the world compete at Miami Sailing Week each March on Biscayne Bay. Rent a boat to catch the action from sea or keep an eye out on the horizon for brightly colored spinnakers. The event attracts more than 200 sailors each year and a hospitality village full of quality food, drink and family experiences pops up at Regatta Park in Coconut Grove. This year, the adults will sail on the first weekend and the youth category has been pushed back to the following weekend, so it’s twice the fun!
Winter Party Festival
March 4 - 10
South Beach, Miami Beach, FL

A week of LGBT fun kicks off March with more than 10,000+ people from around the globe who visit Miami Beach for Winter Party Festival, one of the biggest LGBTQ festivals in the country, made up of more than a dozen official events. Founded in 1994 with just a single dance party on South Beach, today the weeklong celebration features live music and special events from sun up to sundown and around again. This year, they’ve announced a new host hotel, Royal Palm South Beach. Ticket prices vary depending on the event. Proceeds benefit the National LGBTQ Task Force.
Miami Film Festival
March 6 - 15
Various Locations
Miami, FL

It’s the 37th annual Miami Film Festival, a platform for international and Ibero-American films that range from screening by well known names, workshops, and remains one of Miami’s biggest platforms for new creative talent. Showcasing hundreds of feature films, documentaries and shorts, Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival features works produced and directed by emerging talent from 40 countries at venues throughout the city. General admission tickets start at $13 per person and packages start at $116.
Carnaval Miami
March 7- 15
Various Locations
Miami, FL

Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile is taken over March 7 and 8, 2020 for two days of Latin music, food and cultural celebration at Carnaval on the Mile, the first of two local Carnaval Miami events hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana. The second event, on Sunday, March 15, is the Calle Ocho Music Festival held in the heart of Little Havana. Those are the two headline events, drawing thousands to celebrate in the streets, but there are about a dozen more ways to join in the spirit ranging from a golf tournament to food experiences and a Miss Carnaval Miami pageant. Ticket prices vary.
Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo
March 12 - April 15
10901 SW 24th Street
Miami, FL 33165

The Fair! Be there! So goes the famous Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo where variety of family-friendly indoor and outdoor events, including the Youth Fair return every March. The largest fair in Florida and includes more than 90 carnival rides, concerts by popular artists, livestock and agricultural competitions, all the carnival food you know and love and more. Tickets start at $12. Note that the fair is closed on March 16 - 17, 30 - 31.
International Orchid Festival
March 13 - 15
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Miami, FL

The 17th annual International Orchid Festival, at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, is an event that turns the already idyllic location into a veritable wonderland for plant enthusiasts. The International Orchid Festival showcases over 10,000 different orchid plants from local vendors and around the world. Enjoy exhibits, lectures, demos and fun, interactive hands-on activities. Be sure to visit The Million Orchid Project STEMLab, a mobile botanical propagation laboratory where you can assist the conservation team and take a look under the microscope. Tickets are $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for kids ages 6-17, free for kids 5 and under.
Jazz in the Gardens
March 14 - 15
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, FL

Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, Stokley, Jill Scott and The Roots with Bilal headline the annual Jazz in the Gardens music festival in Miami Gardens’ Hard Rock Stadium. For more than a decade this event has been drawing music-loving crowds out for a weekend of festival fun including more than just the musical acts. Two-day tickets are $99 in advance.
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Concierge Birthdays

03/01 Claudia Gaskins, Delano
03/03 Mike Aguilar, Marriott South Beach
03/03 Natalya Garus, National Hotel
03/04 Juan Carlos Velasco, Dream
03/04 Rashaad Shaw, Ritz C. Key Biscayne
03/05 Jackie Crevoshay, Loews
03/06 Paul Frassinetti, Pallazo Del Sol
03/10 Danny Perez, Loews
03/14 Jean Paul Monsalve, 1 Hotel
03/15 Stefanny Sosa, Fontainebleau


03/20 Gene Ruotolo, EPIC
03/21 Alejandra Franco, Anglers Resort
03/22 Kay Cremeens, Honorary Member
03/26 Jose Flores, EDITION Residences
03/27 Brenda Santana, 1 Hotel
03/30 Hana Besadova
03/31 Maylin Rodriguez, Williams Island
03/31 Melissa Baez, St. Regis Residences
Sports

Miami Heat (NBA)
vs. Charlotte
03/11: 7:30pm

vs. New York
03/13: 8:00pm

vs. Chicago
03/14: 8:00pm


Florida Panthers (NHL)
vs. Montreal
03/07: 7:00pm

vs. New Jersey
03/14: 7:00pm
Arts & Concerts

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
South Florida's Newest Restaurants to Try
Punch Bowl Social
2660 NW 3rd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
786-796-5242

Massive all-day dining and gaming spot, Punch Bowl Social, seems to feature something for everyone. From its array of gaming choices including everything from bowling to classic arcade games, to a vast assortment of dining options like super grain bowls cocoa dusted carnitas tacos, to multiple bars serving every libation available, this Wynwood spot is somewhere guests can get lost in for hours. 

Balloo Restaurant
19 SE 2nd Ave Suite #4
Miami, FL 33131
786-534-2768

This namesake restaurant from the mastermind behind Sugarcane, Timon Balloo, is a reflection of his Chinese-Indian-Trinidadian heritage. The cozy and colorful 21-seat eatery is turning out some of Miami’s most unique dishes like roasted curry calabaza served with roti, burnt cabbage tossed with crispy pork, Spam fried rice with burnt pineapple, a Trini spiced oxtail served with pigeon peas and rice, and Chili crab tteokbokki (a spicy rice cake). 

Intimo
840 1st Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-964-8006

Chef and restauranteur Juan Chipoco, the man behind mega-popular ceviche spot Cviche 105, has debuted this Peruvian-Nikkei outpost in the South of Fifth neighborhood. The menu boasts a wide variety of Peruvian and Japanese dishes like tiradito, ceviches, sushi rolls, wagyu ribeye, short rib pappardelle, lomo saltado, black cod miso, and Peruvian corn cakes with spicy lobster, all washed back with classic Peruvian cocktails like the pisco sour.
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Shore Club

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SFCA President & CEO: Miguel Pena
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