Mid-February 2019 Newsletter
Vol. 7 No. 4
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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 !

Join Texas de Brazil for $8 Off Industry Night every Monday

Present your hospitality ID and receive $8 off the regular-priced dinner on Mondays. Restrictions apply.
 
Endless servings of flame-grilled meats cooked over a wood-charcoal fire
Chef-crafted gourmet salad area
Ultimate caipirinhas, award-winning wines, and more much!
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
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
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.
Gay8 Festival
February 17
Calle Ocho, Little Havana
Miami, FL

Back for its fourth edition,  Gay8 Festival  is a free, one-day event in Little Havana on Calle Ocho. Enjoy live music, street performances, and entertainment from the South Florida LGBT community. Last year more than 60,000 danced in the streets and enjoyed the fanfare. General admission is free. VIP tickets are available for $100 per person.
SoBe Wine & Food Festival
February 20-24
Various Locations
Miami Beach, FL

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.
South Miami Rotary Art Festival
February 23-24
Various Locations
Coconut Grove, FL

The 35th annual  South Miami Rotary Art Festival  will take place in Downtown South Miami along picturesque Sunset Drive. Listen to live music, hang out in the beer garden and view works by more than 150 artists. Admission is free
Black Heritage Festival
February 23: 12p - 4p
Miami Carol City Park
Miami Gardens, FL

Join the Miami community for the  6th Annual Black Heritage Festival , to commemorate the many great achievements and influences of African Americans. This celebration of African American culture includes fashion, musical entertainment, rock climbing, a bounce house, face painting, vendors, food trucks and more. This is free event and the festivities take place from noon to 4 p.m. 
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.
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Sports
Florida Panthers
vs. Montreal
02/17: 7:00pm

vs. Buffalo
02/19: 7:00pm

vs. Carolina
02/21: 7:00pm

vs. Los Angeles
02/23: 5:00pm
Miami Heat
vs. Detroit
02/23: 7:30pm

vs. Phoenix
02/25: 7:30pm

vs. Golden State
02/27: 7:30pm
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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