January 2019 Newsletter
Vol. 7 No. 02
January Greetings-

The second half of January is proving to be a busy one for South Florida. Be sure to check out the events calendar for the rest of the month - it's going to be jam-packed.

Warm Regards,

The SFCA Board of Directors
Thank you to our map sponsors:
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
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
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.
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
Art Deco Weekend
January 18-20
Lummus Park, Miami Beach, FL

The longest running free community cultural festival is Miami Beach,  The Miami Design Preservation League’s Art Deco Weekend  celebrates Miami’s unique architecture, design, history, art and culture. Browse vintage art and photography, catch a fashion show or listen to live music. This free, three-day outdoor festival takes place at Lummas Park on 11th Street and Ocean Drive, and feature more than 85 individual events. Highlights include the Bark Deco Dog Show, Retro Fashion Show, Classic Car Show, Deco Kids Club, plus loads of live entertainment, lectures and guided tours.
Homestead Rodeo Championship
January 18-20
Homestead, FL

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! The  Homestead Championship Rodeo  is sure to be a weekend full of fun for the whole family, including the crowning of the Homestead Rodeo Queen and a free parade in downtown Homestead. This is the 70th edition of the annual Homestead Championship Rodeo, an event officially sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

Admission is $20 for adults and $5 for kids and tickets are available at the door.
Miami Antique, Design & Art Show
January 18-20
MIami Airport Convention Center
Miami, FL

Head to the Miami Airport Convention Center for the annual  Miami Antiques, Art & Design Show , featuring more than 100 exhibitors and antique art dealers offering antiques and vintage decorative arts. Exhibitors will showcase works representing design movements from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, as well as vintage 20th century modern. General admission tickets start at $15.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
January 21
Miami, FL

Celebrate history with great fanfare and marching bands at the  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade  in Liberty City. The parade takes place at 11 a.m. along NW 54th Street on a route from NW 12th Avenue to NW 32nd Avenue and ends with a celebration at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park.
International Chocolate Festival
January 25 - 27
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Coral Gables, FL

Forget those New Year’s resolutions just for this one chocolate-filled weekend. Unleash your sweet tooth at the 13th Annual  Chocolate Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden . Enjoy chocolate treats and watch cooking demonstrations. You can even learn how to grow and take care of your own cacao tree. Tickets start at $25 for adults and $12 for kids. Children 5 and under are free.
Fine Arts Festival at Pinecrest Gardens
January 26 - 27
Pinecrest Gardens
Pinecrest, FL

Located at the picturesque Pinecrest Gardens, peruse through paintings, sculptures, photography and other fine artwork at the 2019  South Motors Fine Arts Festival . It’s the 16th edition of the festival, where you’ll find both local and international art in a lush tropical setting. There will also be live music, food vendors and activities for children. The festival is free to the public.
Coral Gables Festival of the Arts
January 26-27
Alhambra from Ponce to Le Jeune
Miami, FL

Featuring more than 200 fine art and craft vendors, the annual  Coral Gables Festival of the Arts  is the perfect opportunity to explore the City Beautiful during one of the most beautiful times of the year in Miami. There will also be cooking demonstrations and a kids zone with plenty of activities for children. The festival is free with registration, and will take place on Alhambra from Ponce to Le Jeune.
World Cup Series & Festival
January 27 - February 3
Regatta Park
Coconut Grove, FL

What better way is there to enjoy and celebrate a competitive sporting event then with a big party? U.S. Sailing’s premier event, the  World Cup Series Miami  is one stop on sailing’s World Cup Series tour. Witness top-level Olympic sailing hopefuls from all corners of the globe battling for top honors on Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove. This is the premiere competitive circuit for sailors aspiring to represent their country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Come out to Regatta Park, located at 2700 S. Bayshore Drive in Coconut Grove, for the World Cup Series Festival. Enjoy food, fun and activities for all ages. There will even be a jumbotron for those who prefer to watch the action from the comfort of shore.
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show
January 27-30
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach, FL

Shop antique furniture and jewelry collections dating as far back as the 17th century at  The Original Miami Beach Antique Show . Known as the largest indoor antique show, the four-day event will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Check out more than 600 dealers, including vintage pieces from luxury brands like Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston, Rolex and more. Tickets start at $20.
Miami Marathon and Half Marathon
January 27
Various Locations
Miami, FL

Put your running skills to the test at the 2019 Fitbit Miami Marathon and Half Marathon. Attracting more than 20,000 participants every year, the race showcases notable city landmarks and killer water views. To register, visit  themiamimarathon.com .
Splendor in the Garden at Fairchild
January 31
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Coral Gables, FL

Check out the latest fashions and enjoy a lush tropical garden for this unique runway show at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden. The  Splendor in the Garden  fashion show by Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus Senior Vice President and Fashion Director, will raise money for a great cause as proceeds will benefit Fairchild’s education, conservation science and horticulture programs. Tickets start at $300 per person.
Thank you to our index sponsors:
Florida Panthers
vs. Toronto
01/18: 7:00pm

vs. San Jose
01/21: 7:00pm

vs. Nashville
02/01: 7:00pm
Miami Heat
vs. LA
01/23: 7:30pm

vs. Chicago
01/30: 7:30pm

vs. Oklahoma City
02/01: 8:00pm
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
2121 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127

The view in Wynwood is going to be a whole lot better with the debut of Astra, the 10,000-square-foot, open-air restaurant, bar and lounge whose name is Greek for “star.”

 Located above its sister restaurant, Sette Osteria at 2121 NW 2nd Avenue.
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.
Paranormal Cirque
January 15 - 21
North Miami, FL

Under this Clown Castle, the black and red big top tent, Acrobats of the Air, Illusionists, freaks, mysterious creatures and all the elements that make one think of a "normal" Circus but that of normal has very little! A new show with breathtaking implications always poised between fun and the most uninhibited fear that will transport you to a dark world inhabited by creatures with incredible circus art abilities. A crazy yet fun fusion between Circus, theatre, and cabaret in perfect harmony with the evolution of a show that brings you back to when we dream ... and when we had nightmares and fantasies.
Scare, encompass, amuse and surprise are the ingredients for a mixture of emotions impossible to forget.
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.
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.