Category Archives: Art & Culture

Second Sundays at Faena Forum Are Back September 10th

Second Sundays at Faena

Second Sundays at Faena Forum are back. Enjoy a participatory art installation by assume vivid astro focus starting Sunday, September 10th from noon to 10 pm. The event is free and open to the public. It will feature special performances by TM Sisters and Miami Quad Squad as well as a new musical experience curated by Paperwater. Read on to learn more and to register for the free event.

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Behind the Scenes at Cirque du Soleil OVO

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Cirque du Soleil rolled into town over the weekend with their new touring show, OVO. We were lucky enough to be invited to a behind-the-scenes look into their rehearsal day before the show on Friday and snapped some photos backstage. The arena was packed with everything from costumes and sewing machines to exercise equipment for the performers. It’s truly a fascinating world even before anyone steps foot on stage. Take a look behind the curtain of OVO just ahead.

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“If These Hats Could Tawk” Opens July 13

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Spend just a few minutes in Miami and you’re well aware that there’s no shortage of color in the spectrum of our characters. Our locals, whether born-and-bred or transplants, are not afraid to make a statement. So was the legacy of Irene Williams. Anyone who grew up in Miami knows the ’80’s and ’90’s were an eccentric time for our city. Now, in a pop-up show that aims to celebrate what would have been her 100th birthday, If These Hats Could Tawk is bringing that colorful eccentricity to the forefront.

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Magique at Faena Hotel Miami Beach: A Very Sexy Night Out

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The Magique Dancers at Faena Hotel Miami Beach // Courtesy photo

First things first, it’s been a very long time since my husband and I went out to do anything that falls under the category of sexy/fun/sophisticated and/or exciting. I wish I were joking or exaggerating the truth for the sake of good commentary, but the fact is that we are going on eight years of marriage and the past four of those have been spent parenting a very independent child. So it is without any reservation that I can admit to you, my dear readers, that when the invitation to a sexy magic show at Faena Hotel Miami Beach showed up in my inbox, I was not only confused (really – I checked to make sure they meant me), but nearly leapt through the screen to RSVP and secure our spot.

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Front & Center

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When I started blogging back in 2004 (those LiveJournal days!), the appeal was that I could hide behind the page and just get the words out without having to really show my face. Not that I wanted to hide behind anonymity – it wasn’t really about that at all. It was really more about my overwhelmingly introverted side remaining just that: out of view and happily so.

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Give Back & Be Fab

Hey, Miami. Here’s your chance to do some good for the local arts community while you shop. Focal Point Dance Studios & Mosaic Dance Project are teaming up for the “Give Back & Be Fab” event on Saturday, December 13th. There will be a raffle with some serious prizes (private island vacation, anyone?) along with some other major goodies. Check out the details below for your chance to win. Good luck!

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Guilty Pleasure TV

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TV is a very personal thing for me. I was an only child well into my teen years, so in place of having siblings to entertain me, I had reliable, entertaining, always-on-schedule TV. It made me laugh. It taught me about the Facts of Life. It even provided the first object of my pre-teen affection (Johnny Depp on 21 Jump Street – no surprise there!). By the time I’d met my husband, I’d probably had more meaningful relationships with TV characters than I’d had with friends. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I was pretty much raised by TV (with a very hardworking Abuela in the background, of course).

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