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7 Things to Do in Miami This Week: February 17th – February 23rd

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7 Things to Do in Miami This Week: February 17th – February 23rd

Date: Feb 24, 2020
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Find the perfect experiences and events in Miami with our daily curated guides. Whether you’re looking for things to do in Miami, Wynwood, Brickell, Design District, Coral Gables or Miami Beach our local curators have been living, working and playing in the ‘Magic City’ and are passionate about seeking and sharing their most recent discoveries here for your convenience and enjoyment.

Norman Van Aken’s Chef Table

Monday, February 17 at 12 PM – 4 PM

Norman Van Aken’s Chef Table

30 food enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the exclusive Chefs’ Table which will be located in the heart of Meyers Park. Each of the three sessions will offer a 60-70 minute personal cooking demonstration on preparing two of the noted chefs’ signature dishes. Each chef will prepare two recipes.

The Coconut Grove Arts Festival introduces the Norman Van Aken Chefs’ Table! Three exclusive personal cooking sessions hosted by three of South Florida’s most distinguished chefs – Norman Van Aken, Jeff McInnis and Allen Susser on Monday, February 17th.

Sessions will be at:
12:00 pm with Allen Susser
2:00 pm with Jeff McInnis
4:00 pm with Norman Van Aken

Coconut Grove Arts Festival
3390 Mary St, Miami, 
Florida 33133

Complete Artisanal Ice Cream Course

Tuesday February 18 at 9 AM – Feb 19 at 4:30 PM

Complete Artisanal Ice Cream Course

In this 2 days course you will learn which ingredients and materials are necessary for artisanal ice cream production, how to check and create an ice cream recipe, how to produce ice cream without defects and how to identify them, using different brands of ingredients, artificial and fruit flavoring, how to produce different types of products, sherbet, alcoholic. Learning the advantages of using Finamac Pro 4 machine!

Finamac Brasil
11231 NW 20th St, Unit 130, 
Miami, Florida 33172

Forensic Architecture: True to Scale Opening Reception

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 6 PM – 10 PM

Forensic Architecture: True to Scale Opening Reception

Presenting the first U.S. survey of Forensic Architecture’s extraordinary work uncovering evidence of state and corporate violence, join MOAD at MDC for the opening reception of Forensic Architecture: True to Scale, with a special discussion led by Founder and Director Eyal Weizman.

Comprised of architects, software developers, filmmakers, journalists, lawyers, artists, and scientists, Forensic Architecture is a research agency that uses architectural software and an architectural sensibility to investigate human rights violations. Forensic Architecture: True to Scale displays the evidence and explains the methodologies behind over a dozen Forensic Architecture investigations. While providing an overview of how advanced techniques such as photogrammetry, audio analysis, augmented reality, 3D modeling, machine learning, and crowd sourcing support their findings, the exhibition considers the complex relationship between a material fact and its representation in the public realm.

Amidst what Founding Director Eyal Weizman refers to as the “dark epistemology” of a post-truth media environment, this collection of meticulously researched, carefully analyzed, and conscientiously presented evidence demonstrates that it is both possible and imperative to verify what is really happening in the world around us. True to Scale includes the first Forensic Architecture investigation in which virtual reality is used to compel accurate witness testimony and recreate a crime scene.

Co-produced by MOAD, it corresponds with the core theoretical and practical questions that will be further explored through the museum’s public programming. In addition to a panel of experts on the architecture of border walls and refugee camps, MOAD will host a series of events that teach Forensic Architecture’s methodologies while laying the groundwork for an investigation of the alleged crimes occurring within a nearby child migrant detention center. Working with a coalition of journalists, activists, architects, and MDC students, the series will bring critical attention to the humanitarian crisis at our borders and the architectural forms that evince devastating social policies.

This exhibition is curated by Sophie Landres. It is made possible by the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Immersive Technologies in the Arts initiative; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

6:00 PM: Registration and seating for the lecture. 6:30 PM: Talk with Eyal Weizman. Please note that talk will take place inside the exhibition.

Museum of Art and Design at MDC
600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 
FLORIDA 33132

California Chardonnay vs White Burgundy Tasting

Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

California Chardonnay vs White Burgundy Tasting

Join us for a fun and educational wine tasting, as we pit California Chardonnay vs White Burgundy. Chardonnay is one of the most planted grape varieties in the world. When it comes to high quality white wine production from this noble grape not too many places do it better than Burgundy and California. Join us Thursday February 20th for a fun and educational wine tasting as we discuss the common characteristics of Chardonnay and the differences between California and Burgundy.

Tickets are $50 and include a discount on all purchases made that night. The event starts promptly at 6:30PM. Abaco Wines & Wine Bar is located on the second level of the Palm Court in the Miami Design District. Valet Parking is available, as well as a convenient parking garage below our store (entrance on 38th st b/w NE 1st & NE 2nd Ave). 

Abaco Wines & Wine Bar
140 NE 39th St, Ste 206, 
Miami, Florida 33137

ILE in Miami Beach

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7 PM – 11 PM

ILE in Miami Beach

ILE’s voice traverses back-to-the-future Latin music with beautiful melodies and powerful messages. She is touring in support of her second release “Almadura” (nominated for 2020 Grammy)” – the evolution of an artist carrying forth Puerto Rico’s musical heritage.

As a young teen, iLe (then known as sassy rapper PG-13) sang with Calle 13, the legendary reggaeton group formed by her older brothers Residente and Visitante. But with her 2016 solo debut, fans expecting Latin hip hop were surprised by a torchy time warp. With gorgeous old-school boleros and bugalu, iLevitable won the 2017 Grammy, for Best Latin alternative. Like Calle 13, it was also a family affair – produced with her brothers; the album featured songs written by her sister Milena, their father Joey Cabra, and even their grandmother Flor Amelia de Gracia, an artist from Puerto Rico in the 1950s and 60s.

With Almadura, iLe continues to step up as a musical innovator, a feminist, and an activist. Her music, still lush and lovely, also reflects the harshness of the last few years in Puerto Rico. The devastation brought by Hurricane Maria, the sweeping protests this summer that led to the ouster of the disgraced governor, political upheaval – iLe stands as a leader of la resistencia, fighting the patriarchy and colonialism. The music is a battle cry, but one with gorgeous arrangements. Classic rhythms like bomba y plena, rumba, bolero, and mambo infuse the songs, alongside subtle electronic elements and rootsy hand percussion – all anchored by iLe’s signature voice.

North Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 
Florida 33141

Inaugural Keynote Lecture with Hilton Als

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 6 PM – 8 PM

Inaugural Keynote Lecture with Hilton Als

The Knight Foundation Art + Research Center inaugurates its annual Keynote Lecture Series with a talk by Pulitzer-prize winning author and New Yorker theater critic Hilton Als, who will discuss “Artistic practices in the current moment.” A brief Q+A will follow. Admission is free with required RSVP: icamiami.org/calendar.

Hilton Als is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and curator. Als is currently the lead theater critic at The New Yorker, where he has worked as a staff writer since 1994 and a theatre critic since 2002. He began contributing to the magazine in 1989, writing pieces for The Talk of the Town.

Week after week, he brings a rigorous, sharp, and lyrical perspective on acting, playwriting, and directing to the magazine. With his deep knowledge of the history of performance—not only in theatre but in dance, music, and visual art—he shows us how to view a production and how to place its director, its author, and its performers in the ongoing continuum of dramatic art. His reviews are not simply reviews; they are provocative contributions to the discourse on theatre, race, class, sexuality, and identity in America. He is currently working on a new book titled I Don’t Remember (Penguin, June 2020), a book-length essay on his experiences in AIDS-era New York.

The Knight Foundation Art + Research Center annual Keynote Lecture Series continues ICA Miami’s commitment to contribute to the city’s public discourse and cultural landscape. Every winter, the series will bring to Miami distinguished national and international voices to discuss relevant and pressing topics in our fast-changing society

Palm Court
140 NE 39th St, 
Miami, Florida

Pups N’ Pints Happy Hour & Dog Adoption

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 12 PM – 4 PM

Pups N’ Pints Happy Hour & Dog Adoption

It’s Sunday and we’re ready to serve up a good time for friends, family, and the pups! Join us from 12 PM – 3 AM, and get ready to #GROBRO. After all, at GROwynwood, we think life’s better together!

Calling all Doggos! …and your two-legged companions. At #GROWynwood we’ve got something you don’t want to miss… Our Pups N’ Pints Happy Hour! Yup, that’s right; at #GRO we love our pooches as much as our beers, and what’s better than enjoying a cold beer in the company of man’s best friend?!

Searching for your pawfect companion? Look no further! At #GROWynwood, we will be joined from 12PM-4PM by Miami-Dade Animal Services to pair you with your furry better half

GROwynwood
2250 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, 
Florida 33127

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