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 Party In A Box!

When Ken Lyon decided to open Charcoal Garden Bar + Grill, a full service restaurant and bar in Wynwood Art District (82 N.W. 29th Street - 786-646-2998), his first stop was Little River Box Company. A restaurant designed from repurposed containers offered Ken location independence (moving's a snap - just pick up and go), versatility and a short turn around time.

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 Culture Compass: In Tune

What does Miami sound like? The New World Symphony posed that question to the public, giving everyone 100 days to respond in the form of audio and video clips to feed an orchestral and cinematic portrait premiering next fall on the South Beach campus. Locals have answered the call with more than 750 submissions in just the first 75 days: samples from our shared environment of gathering storms and mating birds, singular snippets of overheard exchanges and child’s antics, as well as harmonies from Latin rhythms and hip-hop beats to traffic horns and protest chants. The window remains open until May 12 for unlimited contributions via the Project 305 mobile app or website...

+ Critic’s Picks for Happenings On the Horizon

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 Honoring George Feldenkreis

Celebrants packed the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU to honor George Feldenkreis, the Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International. The museum’s Acting Director, Susan Gladstone, welcomed guests to the event which featured a conversation with the President of Florida International University, Mark Rosenberg, as he and George Feldenkreis discussed Perry Ellis International's 50 year anniversary.

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 Culture Compass: Screen Play

The blurred lines between art films and video art go far beyond screen settings to span a range of shape-shifting formats from sculptural environments to high-tech projections. Balanced on the cutting edge where these genres overlap, the Biennale of Moving Images crosses a cinema festival with an exhibition of video installations and a live program of performances and conversations. Evolving since 1985 amid continued changes in the field, the Swiss hybrid makes its U.S. debut April 14-30 at Faena Miami Beach with a selection of topical works created for the biennale’s 15th edition in Geneva...

Pictured: Film still from Wu Tsang’s Duilian (2016), commissioned for the Biennale of Moving Images presented on Miami Beach by Faena Art

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 Lit Up: O, Miami Festival Spreads Poetry to Surprising Places

Still a relative newcomer to the world’s largest literary celebration, O, Miami has set itself apart with an inclusive, unconventional approach to demystifying poetry that keeps expanding the presumed parameters to encompass an ever-widening range of forms, scribes and audiences.

Pictured: The Wheels and Words bus, wrapped in poetry penned by elementary schools students at O, Miami community workshops, was unveiled last week by the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works. Photo by Gesi Schilling, courtesy of O, Miami.

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More Features:

 Culture Compass: Dance Moves
 A Taste of Le Basque
 BAM! Beer and Music Festival
 SocialMiami Arts Encounter on South Beach
Friday, March 31, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
 Culture Compass by Margery Gordon
 10th Annual Flamenco Festival Miami
 Culture Compass: Vizcaya Centennial & the Underline
 SocialMiami Arts Encounter: Cuban Art & Architecture
Sunday, February 26, 12-4:30 p.m.
 Culture Compass: Maiden Voyage
 Valentine’s Day Event & Gift Guide
 Foodie Find: Sugar @ East Hotel
 Meet Margery Gordon
 Celebrating National YoungArts Foundation
 Manners Make Money Biz Quiz!
 An Event Hosted by Miami Beach Woman’s Club, Creative Edge Parties, Atlas Party Rental, Source Miami and SocialMiami
 Shanea Savours: Mignonette Uptown
 8th Annual Tour of Kitchens in Coral Gables
 National YoungArts Week 2017
 Miami City Ballet Honors Charlie Cinnamon
 The Roots NYE Concert at the Arsht Center
 Inaugural Top Hats & Tinsel
 The Other Dimension Opens at MOCA
 SocialMiami New Year’s Eve Event Guide
 Review: La La Land
 Florida Grand Opera 75th Anniversary Gala
 Art Basel / Miami Art Week 2016 Album
 Creative Invasion Book Launch at Casa Tua
 From Rush to Scope to Shark Tank...Art Basel has it all!
 SOCIAL Manny: Miami Art Week 2016 - Part Two
 Panerai Design Miami/ Visionary Award Dinner Party
 7th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale
 Rush Foundation Art for Life Charity Art Auction
 Gary Nader Art Centre Art Basel Auction
 Lionheart Capital Unveils #RitzRainbow for Art Basel
 Cocktail Dinatoire @ Faena Hotel Miami Beach
 An Art Basel Flashback
 SOCIAL Manny: Miami Art Week 2016 - Part One
 CHARLIEWOOD at Faena Hotel Miami Beach
 Miami Art Week and Art Basel Miami Beach Guide
 BRAVA By Brad Kilgore at the Arsht Center!
 Shanea Savours: Pinch Kitchen
 Igniting a Musical Spark in South Florida Kids!
 Meet Lee Brian Schrager - Miami’s Event Guru
 Lee Schrager’s Event Planning Tips
 Orchestra Miami Celebrates 10th Anniversary