March 2019 Newsletter
Vol. 7 No. 5
Thank you to our map sponsors
Members News
International Smoke
New Member

International Smoke is coming to Aventura! Created by famed Chef Michael Mina and bestselling cookbook author Ayesha Curry, Smoke will open in Aventura Mall’s new wing February 27, 2019.
  
International Smoke is located in the Aventura Mall at 19565 Biscayne Boulevard Aventura, FL 33180 near the slide tower. The restaurant will open February 27 th  for Happy Hour and Dinner starting at 4:00PM. On March 4 th Smoke will open for lunch starting at 11:30am! Happy hour is Monday – Friday from 4-7PM! Brunch will start on March 9 th !
Surfside Events

Surfside Third Thursdays
Be Well - Wellness & Yoga
03/21: 6-9pm
95th St between Collins & Harding Ave

Celebrate the 11th year return of the Town of Surfside’s popular FREE community Third Thursdays event featuring live music and entertainment, as well as activities for the entire family. The March 21 Yoga & Wellness event will feature: Yoga classes for all levels (and ages); instructive reflexology and restorative classes; essential oils station; live music performances & DJ sounds; arts and crafts activations for kids and much more!
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.
Birthdays
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
Events
Winter Party Festival
February 27 - March 5
South Beach, Miami, FL

A week’s worth of parties draws over 10,000 people from around the globe to Miami Beach for  Winter Party Festival , one of the biggest LGBTQ festivals in the country. 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 sun down and around again. Ticket prices vary depending on the event. Proceeds benefit the National LGBTQ Task Force.
Miami Film Festival
March 1 - 10
Various Venues
Miami, FL

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.
Carnaval Miami
March 2 - 10
Various Locations
Miami, FL

Don’t miss this series of vibrant events celebrating Latin culture and hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana. Carnaval Miami includes the popular Carnaval on the Mile celebration on March 2-3, Cork & Fork food festival March 2-3, the lively Calle Ocho Music Festival on March 10, and more. Ticket prices vary.
Miami Sailing Week
March 4 - 10
Biscayne Bay
Miami, 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 this year, the organizers of Miami Sailing Week are celebrating their 10th anniversary.
International Orchid Festival
March 8 - 10
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Coral Gables, FL

Held annually at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, 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. 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 9 - 10
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, FL

The music industry’s hottest headliners perform at Hard Rock Stadium for the annual Jazz in the Gardens music festival in Miami Gardens. 2019 performers include Lionel Richie, EnVogue, Blackstreet, Bobby Brown, Doug E. Fresh, Stephanie Mills, Jagged Edge, Black Violin and more. Two-day tickets start at $99 in advance and $119 at the door.
9 Mile Music Festival
March 9
Virginia Key Beach Park
Virginia Key, Miami, FL

Groove to the sounds of reggae music at the annual 9 Mile Music Festival at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. Performers will include Shabba, Sizza, Spice, Barrington Levy and more. Tickets start at $46 for general admission or $150 for VIP. Attendees are also asked to bring four canned goods as a charitable donation.
Flamenco Festival Miami
March 13 - 17
Adrienne Arsht
Miami, FL

Celebrate the incredible art of Spanish Flamenco! The world's most talented Flamenco performers, including the talented Sara Baras, come together for a series of six shows for Flamenco Festival Miami at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Miami. Single show tickets start at $35 per person.
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Sports
Florida Panthers
vs. Carolina
03/02: 7:00pm

vs. Ottawa
03/03: 5:00pm

vs. Minnesota
03/08: 7:00pm

vs. Detroit
03/10: 5:00pm
Miami Heat
vs. Brooklyn
03/02: 7:30pm

vs. Atlanta
03/04: 7:30pm

vs. Cleveland
03/08: 8:00pm

vs. Toronto
03/10: 3:30pm

vs. Detroit
03/13: 7:30pm

vs. Milwaukee
03/15: 8:00pm
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
Featured Restaurants
Cafe La Trova
971 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33130
786-615-4379

Café La Trova is the delicious byproduct of a most fruitful partnership: James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein, her chef/restaurateur husband David Martinez, and nationally acclaimed cantinero Julio Cabrera. The old-Cuba style fits right in with Little Havana’s nostalgia-tinged nightlife scene.
International Smoke
19565 Biscayne Blvd Ste. 946
Aventura, FL
786-254-0422

International Smoke is coming to Aventura! Created by famed Chef Michael Mina and bestselling cookbook author Ayesha Curry, Smoke will open in Aventura Mall’s new wing February 27, 2019.
  
International Smoke is located in the Aventura Mall at 19565 Biscayne Boulevard Aventura, FL 33180 near the slide tower. The restaurant will open February 27 th  for Happy Hour and Dinner starting at 4:00PM. On March 4 th  Smoke will open for lunch starting at 11:30am! Happy hour is Monday – Friday from 4-7PM! Brunch will start on March 9 th !
Lincoln Eatery
723 Lincoln Lane
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-779-8943

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.
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Credits

SFCA President & CEO: Miguel Pena
Editor: Joey Oros

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