The Edit by Brett Graff
THIS WEEK: What to see, where to shop, and what's gone on.
Miami City Ballet to Perform at Arsht Center
Miami City Ballet’s “To Miami, With Love” pop-up performances will be showcased at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts this Sunday. All eight of MCB’s new short works — choreographed and performed by the extraordinary MCB dancers — will be performed on the Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts of the Arsht Center. The event will feature headline choreography by Ariel Rose and Harrison Monaco. From classical ballet to modern, flamenco and more, the movement and the music come together to reflect and relish the unique flavors of Miami. These short new works will also be premiered online in the coming weeks as we continue to celebrate the vibrant neighborhoods that put the Magic into this global City we call home. Sunday, February 28
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Approx 50 min program from 4pm, this performance is free, however advance tickets are required for entry and may be reserved here.
Lilly Pulitzer & Honda Classic Cares Launch “Print with Purpose” to Benefit Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
The Honda Classic, a South Florida premier golf event surpassing $50 million in charitable contributions, is teaming up with Lilly Pulitzer for the third year for an initiative benefiting the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation in support of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The result are the new Print with Purpose designs you can find at Florida-area Lilly Pulitzer stores (Palm Beach Gardens, Worth Avenue, Town Center at Boca Raton, Las Olas Boulevard) or online at lillypulitzer.com/print/story/honda-classic.html.
“We are so grateful for the continued support from Honda Classic Cares and extend a heartfelt thanks to our friends at Lilly Pulitzer for utilizing their brand in support of pediatric health care,” said Barbara Nicklaus, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. “The Honda Classic is staged to bring charity dollars back into the community through their Honda Classic Cares initiative and this relationship is an example of that mission.”
Lilly Pulitzer has long been a supporter of The Honda Classic, a golf tournament that brings the world’s best PGA TOUR players to Palm Beach County, and Honda Classic Cares, the charitable arm of the tournament. In 2020, The Honda Classic awarded a record-shattering $5.35 million to 103 South Florida philanthropic organizations, the 14th consecutive year that the PGA TOUR event has been able to increase its impact on the lives of local children and their families. Lilly Pulitzer will be making a flat donation of $35,000.
Safely Sipping Encantadora
Last Saturday, Encantadora Mexican Spirits hosted a sultry crowds of Miami’s elite, exhausted from the year-long confines of quarantine, at Star Island for an enchanting evening of dancing under the stars and sipping specialty cocktails. Dubbed “Hurry Up Slowly,” the night—presented by DJ Youssef and the Follow Me Network — was a welcomed and safe distraction for the glittery guests in attendance. COVID-19 rapid tests available upon entering made peace of mind another guest in attendance. Sounds were provided via a 6-hour set by Bedouin, a Brooklyn-based production & DJ partnership between nomads Tamer Malki and Rami Abousabe who are creating their own idiosyncratic spell of melodies and rhythms. Guests included Encantadora founder Alexa Iacovelli and Toys for Boys Magazine publisher Rafael Gill, Marco Carola, Angelica Cruz, Selma Subasi, Maryna Linchuk, DJ Ruckus, DJ Carnage and many more.
Heaven Mykonos Opens with Private, Socially Distanced Celebration
Heaven Mykonos celebrated its opening with a socially distanced soiree. It began with a ribbon cutting ceremony presided by City of Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez. The restaurant’s owners UMG Hospitality Group and its founders Dieuveny “DJ” Jean Louis and David Garretson, Corporate Chef Jorge Mas and General Manager Luis Toledo were all in attendance. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed Heaven Mykonos’ signature craft cocktails made with Toast Vodka and Miami Club Rum as well as an extensive list of wines. They also sampled items from the restaurant’s contemporary Mediterranean such as Swordfish Carpaccio, oysters with spicy cucumber granite and balsamic pearls, slow-braised lamb flatbread and more.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.