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The Turn of the Screw at Vizcaya
IlluminArts IlluminArts and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are transforming the courtyard to present Benjamin Britten’s gothic chamber opera masterpiece, The Turn of the Screw. The multimedia experience will tells the ghostly story of a Governess who undertakes a new job taking care of a wealthy man’s niece and nephew, named Flora and Miles. She lives with the children in their old mansion with expansive gardens. Strange sightings begin to occur and the Governess begins to learn secrets about the former tenants.
Past New World Symphony fellow and Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic Joshua Gersen will conduct the 13 member chamber orchestra while 2019 GRAMMY award winner Karim Sulayman will lead the cast.
This multimedia performance event will be live and in person at Vizcaya on October 28 & 31, 2021. The Main House of Vizcaya will open at 6:00 PM for guests to explore and the live performance will begin promptly at 7:00 PM. Ticket prices for indoor seating are $20-$25 while ticket prices for outdoor seating are only $10.
Getting the Shakes
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sugar Factory American Brasserie is introducing the Think Pink Insane Milkshake, for which a portion of sales from each shake will be donated to organizations working to further breast cancer research. What’s in it? A blend of strawberry ice cream and vanilla soft serve, the shake is served in a light pink ganache dipped mug and decorated with pink sprinkles and laced with a Hubba Bubba ribbon. The vibrant dessert is topped with whipped cream, pink pearls, a candy necklace and a whirly pop.
Available at all Sugar Factory locations throughout the United States, guests can enjoy the Think Pink Insane Milkshake throughout the month of October. Sugar Factory Miami, 1144 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.
Pop Up for Premium Rum
Brickell City Centre’s newest pop-up experience is a daytime coffee shop and evening rum bar hosted by Brugal 1888, a premium rum crafted in the Dominican Republic. Passer-byers gathered at the September 21 opening of “La Ventanita” rum bar to taste Brugal 1888 craft cocktails, including the coffee infused “La Ventanita” and “Don Nano’s Favorite” made by special guest bartender Danilo Dacha Bozovic of Swizzle Rum Bar & Drinkery. “We are trying to create a special experience for the community. It’s about bringing Latino culture to the forefront with Brugal 1888’s 130 years of family legacy,” said Brugal 1888 Brand Ambassador Gabriel Urrutia. Between sips of rum, guests also could receive a customized poem by the Biscayne Poet or play a game of dominos and bite into a delicious guava and cheese pastelito. After Brickell City Centre’s one week kick-off, Brugal 1888 will share its distilling secrets in three additional surprise locations around Miami throughout early 2022. — Ornella Hernandez
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.