Thursday, August 1, 2013

Iron Fork Miami Spice Kickoff Event

Iron Fork is teaming up with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitor’s Bureau to celebrate the start of Miami Spice, a two-month event of discounted three-course meals at some of the city’s best restaurants. Kicking off the event will be two of Miami’s finest chefs going head-to-head in a race for the prestigious Iron Fork Award before a panel of judges. 7-10 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722;

Friday, August 2, 2013

Beats After Sunset at the Bass

The first Friday of every month, the Bass Museum showcases art, music, and a mix of drinks and food for those looking to enjoy an evening at one of Miami Beach’s greatest institutions. Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 673-7530;

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Specials at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Admission prices at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will be waived on the first Wednesday of every month through November and each Sunday in August. Guests can visit a tropical rainforest, view world-class art, and dine at an award-winning café. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables, 667-1651;

Wine Down Wednesdays

History Miami hosts the August edition of Wine Down Wednesdays, featuring unlimited eats and sips and free admission into the museum's exhibitions. 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, 305-375-5356;

Friday, August 9, 2013

Tara Stiles’ Yoga Retreat

Tara Stiles kicks off her four-day yoga retreat at The Standard Spa. The event will feature daily courses, spa access, and planned meals.40 Island Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-1717;

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Miami City Ballet’s Open House

The Miami City Ballet hosts an open house featuring four free, half-hour beginners and adult ballet, modern, jazz, and Pilates mat classes. The classes are open to anyone 14 and over. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach, 305-929-7007;

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

One Republic at the Hard Rock Live

Mood rockers One Republic take the stage at the Hard Rock Live. The event will feature an appearance by special guest Mayer Hawthorne. Tickets begin at $34. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. 5747 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954-797-5531;

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Burger Beast’s Frita Showdown

Popular food blog Burger Beast hosts its first-ever Frita Showdown with five competing restaurants at the Magic City Casino. Tickets are $40 and include a sample from each contender, snacks, desserts, and a soft drink or beer. 7 - 10 p.m. 450 N.W. 37th Ave.;

Fashionable Conscious at Neiman Marcus Merrick Park


Fashionably Conscious hosts a Collection Party at Neiman Marcus Merrick Park to coincide with its semi-annual trend event. The host committee will accept gently worn designer items for the September fundraising sale benefiting The Barnyard Community Center. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables;

Friday, August 16, 2013

Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake at Sun Life Stadium

One of the most anticipated concerts of the summer arrives at Sun Life Stadium when Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake's Legends of Summer tour finally rolls into town. 8 p.m. 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens;

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Brazilian Film Festival

Today through Saturday enjoy free outdoor movies as a part of the 17th Brazilian Film Festival of Miami. Opening at the North Beach BandShell, the festival concludes with award ceremonies and after parties at the trendiest of local venues. 305-600-3347;

Tatiana Suarez at ArtWalk


Artist Tatiana Suarez will complete the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project's 10th piece live during the city's ArtWalk. The cultural night also marks the project's first anniversary. 7 p.m. 2020 Harrison St., Hollywood;

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Larry Stone at Gotham Steak


James Beard-winning sommelier Larry Stone combs through Quintessa winery's blends to create an intricate pairings dinner at Gotham Steak. The Cellar 1954 Wine & Dinner Series event includes a five-course menu for $200 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. 7:30 p.m. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4706;

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Miami Spice Pop-Up Dinner


Pubbelly's Jose Mendin shares the kitchen with Makoto's Makoto Okuwa for an anticipated Miami Spice pop-up dinner. The twosome will curate a multi-course Japanese pub menu for just $33 per person.1418 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-532-7555;;

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

North Shore Bandhell

Hit the North Shore Bandshell for a myriad of food trucks and live music. Ms. Cheezious, Sakaya Kitchen, and Gastropod are among the participating eateries. 5 - 10 p.m. 7275 Collins Ave., Miami


Friday, August 30, 2013

Max Farber Quintet Performs at MOCA


The Museum of Contemporary Art's (MOCA) free outdoor concert series welcomes the Max Farber Quintet. Concert goes rain or shine. 8 p.m.  770 N.E. 125th St., North Miami, 305-893-6211;


Bruno Mars Hits the AmericanAirlines Arena

Pop superstar Bruno Mars brings his soaring vocals and signature dance moves to the AmericanAirlines Arena. The Miami stop of his Moonshine Jungle World Tour kicks off at 8 p.m. Fitz and The Tantrums will open. Tickets begin at $37, plus taxes and fees. 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami;

Annual Festival de Cante Flamenco

Siempre Flamenco's 8th annual Festival de Cante Flamenco presents an intimate collection of Andalusian songs and dances at the Arsht’s Carnival Studio Theater. $38. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722;

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Miami Spa Month

Through August, Miami and the Beaches presents the sixth annual Miami Spa Month, a two-month event full of beauty and pampering. Some of Miami’s premiere spas are offering special treatments for $99.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Fontainebleau’s Summer BleauLive

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Willaims close the Fontainebleau's summer BleauLive concert ceries over Labor Day Weekend. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams close the Fontainebleau's summer BleauLive concert series over Labor Day Weekend. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach;



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