March 31, 2015 | by Catherine Park
Still worn out from Miami Music Week? Well, rest up because there's another reason to go out, minus the EDM: O, Miami Poetry Festival. For an entire month, Miamians are welcome to attend readings, workshops, and parties centered on the written word. Here, we round up five events you can't miss.
1. I'm on a Boat
Grab a beer from the bar (one is included with your ticket courtesy of Biscayne Bay Brewing Company) and give O, Miami a proper welcome onboard the Miami River Poetry Cruise as it sets sail April 1 at 6:30 p.m. Local poets will act as your guides for the evening, so pretend you're a tourist and enjoy the ride. If you miss the first cruise, another is scheduled for April 10. Bayside Marina, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Purchase tickets here >>Read More
March 19, 2015 | by Jordi Lippe
On this Throwback Thursday, get a quick lesson in the 30-year history of the Miami Open.
Spanish tennis star Arantxa Sánchez Vicario posing outside in South Beach’s Art Deco District during what was then known as the Lipton Championships, March 1995.
Hitting the Deco district in a pink convertible while decked in big shoulder pads isn’t something you might think to do at Wimbledon, but it proved a perfect whimsical antidote to the pressures of the court for Spanish tennis star Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, who was here in Miami in 1995 to try to win back a championship title. Miami’s laid-back subtropical environment, quaint architecture, and beach culture have become part of what makes the Miami Open, presented by Itaú, one of the most unique sporting events of the year.
Miami and tennis go hand in hand, and it’s why everyone from Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova to Venus and Serena Williams, Anna Kournikova, and Sánchez Vicario, to name just a few, has taken up residence in South Florida. When acclaimed tennis pro Butch Buchholz established the event (then the Lipton International Players Championships) in 1985, little did anyone know how important and grand it would become. The prize money has since bloomed to over $10 million, making the Miami Open one of the most prestigious titles in professional tennis and unofficially the “Fifth Slam.” >>Read More
March 16, 2015 | by Carla Torres
It's March madness in Miami—and we're not talking about basketball. Miami Music Week and Winter Music Conference are upon us; watch as the city transforms into a non-stop party for lovers of electro, techno, trance, and all of the other genres that make up EDM. How do you even begin to navigate the 200-plus shows that week? Here, we recommend 10 top untz-untz events to get tickets to now.
TUESDAY, MARCH 24
Since opening for Art Basel, The Miami Beach Edition has been the place to see and be seen, so it's no wonder that during MMW/WMC it'll be the place to dance—especially on March 24 when Jamie Jones and Lee Foss unite at Basement for a groovy evening of deep house. Presented by Vice's EDM platform Thump and Discobox Records, you're in for one helluva party. 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-641-7119; Purchase tickets here >>Read More
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