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Miami New Times Out to Brunch 2017

Soho Studios is hosting New Times’ Out to Brunch on Saturday, May 20, transforming mundane brunch specials into a big-time Miami feast. The squad is here, and we’re ready to host one of this year’s most memorable Miami events.

If you're a brunch lover, get your squad together for New Times' Out to Brunch. Saturday, May 20, Soho Studios will transform into the biggest brunch party Miami has ever seen. There’ll be food. There’ll be drinks. There’ll be a carefree environment packed with the area’s tastiest providers.

South Florida’s Finest

Taking place between noon and 3 p.m., Out to Brunch will feature some of South Florida’s finest dishes—each delivered from local hotspots and small shops. Gables Delight, Amour de Miami, Agave Taco Bar, the Brick, White Star Café, Dunkin’ Donuts, South Beach Lean and Sushi Sake will be present, powering a scrumptious lineup.

All ticket proceeds go towards Special Olympics Florida, giving customers full hearts alongside full bellies. All tickets for patrons over age 21 cost $40 through April 2. April 3 through May 19 tickets, meanwhile, are $60. Admission prices include unlimited booze samplings, brunch and event activities. Here at Soho Studios, we understand the importance of refreshments. Patrons can enjoy mimosas, a bloody mary bar and crowd-favorite cocktails.

Unlimited Brunch Bites and Sips

Out to Brunch wouldn’t be much if servings were limited. Eventgoers can expect unlimited sips and brunch bites, straight from Florida’s leading hot spots. Soho Studios wants to give back to its community, and South Florida restaurants deserve some love. It’s more than a boozy Miami brunch. It’s a way of life, and we’re here to celebrate it. By providing limitless samples, Soho Studio guarantees equal representation for all participating locations.

Participating brunch cocktails, meanwhile, are still under wraps. They’re coming soon, though, and they’ll arrive to delight Out to Brunch patrons every step of the way.

Hit it Up Online

New Times Out to Brunch is accessible online. Around the web, the event’s featured restaurants will have media coverage. If you’re into the idea, check out the event’s newsletter. Or, connect via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. This isn’t our first rodeo, and we’re excited to amp up the event’s attention with high-end coverage. Use the hashtag #OTBMIA to link your experiences, and hit up out location for more information. New Times Out to Brunch presale tickets are available now, and proceeds—again—go straight to Special Olympics Florida alongside Camillus House & Health.

Contact us or visit https://www.newtimesouttobrunch.com for more information. 

Miami Music Week 2017

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Let's get this party started Miami!  Picking up from where it left off in 2016, Miami Music Week 2017 promises to be the place to be this March 21st through the 26th.  In 2016, there were more than 1,180 artists performing at over 260 events that were hosted at 78 plus venues and the event planners hope to top that during Miami Music Week 2017. For the past 7 years, Miami has transformed itself during the MMW into a dance music paradise.  This is a week-long marathon of non-stop parties and concerts featuring all the major artists in the electronic dance music scene.

Soho aka "The Miami Music Week Hotel" is the place to be during this year's MMW.  Located right in the heart of Delano, the prestigious urban resort, in South Beach.  This will be the epicenter of the parties throughout the week and the gathering place, both day and night, for music fans from all over the world.  These promise to be the best parties Miami has to offer the dance music enthusiast.

During the grand finale, also known as the world's premier electronic music festival or "Ultra Music Festival" which is held over the course of the final 3 days of Miami Music Week expect to join more than 165,000 fans from over 90 countries during the culmination of this amazing week.

Miami Music Week's 2017 highlights:

At Soho check out:

Marshmello and Friends. 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Soho Studios, 2138 NW First Ave., Miami; 305-600-4785; sohostudiosmiami.com. Tickets cost $40 via ticketfly.com.

or  Mosaic. With Maceo Plex, Marcel Dettmann, Stephan Bodzin, Mike Servito, North Lake, and Danyelino. 9 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Soho Studios, 2138 NW First Ave., Miami; 305-600-4785; sohostudiosmiami.com. Tickets cost $20 to $40 via residentadvisor.net.

Some other hot spots that week include:

Party all night on March 21, 2017with Firebeatz & Friends and Special Guests from 11:00 PM til 5:00 AM at FDR at the Delano

M.A.N.D.Y. will be at Do Not Sit on the Furniture on the 21st from 10 PM till 5:00 AM. Ticket prices are $20 and up.

Axtone's throwing a major Miami Pool Party on Wednesday, March 22nd from 2:00 PM till 11:00 PM.  Hosted by Delano Beach Club, the Tickets start at $48.

For those looking for free fun, there is a night with S E R A F I N and Friends happening on Wednesday, March 22nd.  Check them out at the Foxhole located at 1218 14th Court, Miami Beach.

Ultra Music Festival begins on Thursday, March 23rd  and runs through Saturday, 25th.  This show will feature headliners such as: Cypress Hill, Ice Cube, and Underworld.

You do not want to miss year's Miami Music Week.  Check out the whole schedule online at www.miamimusicweek.com.  We at Soho can't wait to see you in the house.

When Birds in the Backyard Turn into Art

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What could be better than a purist approach to event marketing art?  This year’s YoungArts Foundation Gala experienced a slew of action-paced, eloquent and fascinating displays.  The event’s figurehead, highlighted by the Max Mara logo, was incredibly flexible. That said, the Italian luxury brand was only the show’s opening act. Dubbed the 2017 YoungArts Backyard Ball, the Gala far exceeded other, run-of-the-mill charity promotions.

The Backyard Ball

On January 14, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation posted up in Miami, delivering its annual extravaganza to support the nation’s future artists. While recognizing the year’s talent, the Gala assisted this year’s 691-bodied audience of YoungArts Winners. The event supplied explorative music, awesome additions and amazing contributions to art, including jazz pianist Jason Moran, choreographer Jessica Lang and Max Mara’s north American retailer, Maria Giulia Maramotti.

The Birds

Among the artistic display showcases was an interesting assortment of origami birds. The event’s origami theme, incredibly varied, included many nods to the ancient arts of paper folding—such as abstract bird shapes. The stage’s backdrop was lit, the birds were folded and a dulcet purple framed the entire scene.

The Gala’s graphic cover design reflected this display, revealing different handcrafted art designs, origami’s geometric nature and a variety of event inclusions. Meanwhile, the event’s ceiling origami installation captured nature with hundreds of suspended paper butterflies. All around, floating origami animals impacted the space.

Success and the Prevalence of Art

The evening raised over $1.5 million to support YoungArts establishments, initiatives and programs in Miami, Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C. The event’s aspiring artists—along with those abroad—were given extraordinary, life-changing opportunities to connect with their field’s leading impactors. The presence of public-presented work, a nod to tradition and the collaboration of different disciplines, together, made the Backyard Ball stand apart.

The event’s guests, of course, applauded the winners of the National YoungArts Week—which occurred between January 8 and 15. In the world of art, a little experiential marketing goes a long way. Origami birds, the presentation’s frame—in a sense—highlighted the gala's freedom, creativity and curiosity. Sometimes, event displays needn’t be expensive. Sometimes, trending, fun and unique event inclusions can be as pure as the message they’re relaying. In the world of charity promotion, event marketers have a lot of options. The National YoungArts Week presented a unique opportunity, too, which was categorized by a celebration of all things art. Minimalism still works, and events are still using it as an effective presentation too.

Jackson Health Foundation Hosts its 25th Birthday Celebration at Soho Studios Miami

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We at Soho Studios in Miami are proud to announce the upcoming Jackson Health Foundation's Golden Angels 25th Birthday Bash on January 21, 2017! It celebrates 25 years of the Foundation's giving, which supports a variety of health-related causes within the Jackson Health System. This event starts at 7 P.M. and is being presented by the Golden Angels, a group dedicated to fundraising for the Jackson Health Foundation. This event is also known as the Golden Angels Gala. The gala is a fundraiser as well as a festive party, dinner, and evening of entertainment. Suggested ticket prices start at $1,000, which gives the donor a Benefactor Seat. Individual tickets go up to $60,000, which gives a seat at the Golden Angel Pledge/Gala Tables. Tables for 10 are also available for larger donations. The Jackson Health Foundation also has a web page for those who wish to give smaller gifts toward specific Birthday Bash goals without attending the gala.

For those who attend, there is an exciting array of activities that will go on. Dancing is on the agenda, along with dinner and choice of drinks. Every year's event has a different theme to surprise attendees, and you can count on excellent entertainment and multiple bars. One of the highlights is always the recognition of the Foundation's largest donors, who will appear in their finest fashions. This makes this event one of the biggest in the area's social scene.

Every year, there is a different form of memorable entertainment offered. There have been variety shows, carnival acts, and other exciting performances. This year's theme is Miracles Made Daily, but the Foundation is keeping mum about the specifics of the accompanying performances and sets that will be present. You'll just have to attend and see what they've set up for you!

About the Jackson Health Foundation

The Jackson Health Foundation, or JHF, works to raise funds to cover shortfalls in the Jackson Health System's budget left after taxpayer funding and grants have been exhausted. This allows the System to continue to provide its top-notch medical care along with the extras that make patients more comfortable here than they otherwise would be.

About Soho Studios

Our venue is one of the finest in Miami for galas, expos, and other experiential events. We can provide up to 70,000 square feet for your extravaganza, but we can also configure the venue for far smaller events. This makes Soho Studios one of the most versatile choices for your engagement.

To purchase a ticket or to make a donation to the event click here. 

Come Be a Kid Again with MCM and Soho Studios

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At Soho Studios, we believe everyone gets the chance to be a kid. It’s time to enrich the lives of others, fostering a love for everything cultural while promoting community involvement. By meeting children across the multicultural community, Soho Studios and the Miami Children’s Museum offer extensive meet-ups with programs, exhibits and art displays.

The Community Connection

The Miami Children’s Museum is all about community. Here at Soho Studio’s, we’re all about networking. Florida residents can kick back, enjoy the festivities and engage community efforts at every level. At every turn, an exhibit waits to be found. The Miami Children’s Museum’s “Be a Kid Again” Gala presents the area’s leading cultural displays. While networking is a major event feature, entertainment, culinary delights and education, of course, are promoted.

Every child in the community is welcome, as are parents, to engage in the Museum’s teaching goals. The community connection is far-reaching, connecting event-goers with a variety of exhibits. Co-chaired by Christy and David Martin, alongside Daniela Swaebe and Michael Comras, the Be a Kid Again Gala excels in connecting Soho Studios with its wonderful surrounding community.

Fundraising at the Family Level

Soho Studios believes every fundraising opportunity thrives upon family involvement. To meet the community’s needs, Soho has connected with museum professionals. Programs, interactive exhibits and art-related learning materials are only the beginning.

Powerful fundraising excels when children of all ages are allowed to imagine, learn, play and create together. In the past, Soho Studios has assisted with similar community involvement initiatives. No great idea is created alone, and we believe fun begins with helping others. Miami Children’s Museum is one of the area’s premier institutions, serving entire families by inspiring them about their surrounding community’s needs. By prompting involvement via literacy programs, art workshops and childhood education, Miami Children’s Museum succeeds in raising awareness.

A Wonderful Outreach Location

Soho Studios is located in Wynwood, Miami’s Art District. Over the years, it’s evolved to encompass the city’s expression. Soho Studios is Miami’s epicenter of expression, creativity and opportunity. Every campaign, fundraising event and initiative is treated with sincerity. Soho Studios believes in Miami Children’s Museum, and we’re proud to create a platform of continuity for future efforts.

Visit our studios, and check out our extensive art, culture and education showcase. At Soho Studios, events are constantly changing. The community always comes first, as do its needs. With over 70,000 square feet available, we’re ready to host extravagant, yet intuitive, community support events. Come on over, and be a kid again at one of this year’s biggest gala’s. We’ll be waiting, and we’ll be ready to show you the enthusiasm of our community’s bright, intelligent minds.

Edible Graffiti in Wynwood

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It isn’t often art and food are mixed so intimately. Sara Myers’ cooking series, titled “Sprouted Chef,” returned on Monday, September 21, with an unbelievable approach to Wynwood’s already delectable art scene.

A Nontraditional Art Display

Experiential marketing efforts are constantly changing, but they’re still available to time-tested-and-true eye openers. Monday’s artistic iteration was a selection of edible masterpieces created from savory vegetable purées. Each event-goer was handed “canvas” plates—to be used for color mixing, pattern creation, texture guessing and, yes, tasting.

Each recipe, Sarah Myers revealed, was a concoction of fennel, beets, sweet potatoes, roasted red peppers, curried cauliflower, garlic spinach, carrot harissa and cashew cauliflower. Purple potatoes made an appearance, too, to spice up the color pallet. Attendees were given the option to add their own, hand-selected entree spices and sides, too, ranging across nuts, vegetables, flowers and shaved ribbons.

The Flavor Profile Creation

Primarily, Myers aimed to create a fully interactive class for participants to expand their creative horizons. By tying food and graffiti together, she was capable of ensuring the artist’s overall perspective was preserved while keeping things spicy all day. While attendees needn’t be color masters, art connoisseurs or even massively creative, the food aspect tied most together to bring visual pieces of art to life.

Collaboration wasn’t out of the cards, either. Artist Pedro Amos arrived to assist the classes. Pedro, himself, was Wynyard’s very own graffiti artist—one who’d previously painted its Orlando mural. The two hit it off, furthering the artistic allure of Wynyard. Because collaboration was more than expected, the dynamic duo succeeded in creating a truly organic event.

Combining Marketing Experiences

Sure, old dogs can’t learn new tricks. The combination of two marketing powerhouses—food and art—is, however, an entirely different beast. The Wynwood way has continuously facilitated the relationship between art and South Florida food, and Myers’ hotplate approach and homage to the historically Art-Deco-dominated area is refreshing. Where self-promotion is considered, Myers couldn’t have hit the nail squarer on the head. Her iteration of public taste tests, representation of versatility and sheer love of art carried her series, Sprouted Chef. While Sprouted Chef airs episodes on a weekly basis, events like Monday's are incredibly valuable to maintaining viewership.

It’s slightly rare to see a cooking series successfully navigate the cross-market waters between painting and food dish creation. Myers’ approach, for this reason, is both bold and innovative. Myers has wanted to propose new seasonal concepts for some time—to both elevate her show and highlight Wynwood’s community. The event crossed a communication barrier many marketing approaches fail to surpass, and Myers ability to strike up conversations about her show, on their turf, is nothing short of extraordinarily creative.

Our New Neighbors in Wynwood

Wynwood is one of the hottest districts in the Miami area. There is always something new happening or opening up in this area, which makes it hot year round. There are a number of eateries and bars in the area that make it one of the most popular places to be. Here’s a list of the newest places you may want to check out:

  • Alter

Alter was a semifinalist for the James Beard Award Best New Restaurant in 2016. The first solo restaurant from one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs for 2016, you won’t go wrong at Brad Kilgore’s spot. Check it out at 223 NW 23rd Street. 305-573-5996.

  • Coyo

If you’re in the mood for tacos, Coyo is the place to go. Located in the heart of Wynwood, It’s more than a place to eat, but you can get your dance on all night. 2320 NW 2nd Avenue. 305-573-8228.

  • KYU

If Asian cuisine is your thing, you won’t be able to get enough of KYU. Imagine Asian barbeque at its best in a hip setting. You’ve found a winner. Find it at 251 NW 25th Street. 786-577-0150.

  • The Salty Donut

On the weekends, it’s almost a given to have a sweet tooth. You can curb your cravings at The Salty Donut from pastry veteran Max Santiago. Right now it’s a cute little weekend pop-up, but the brick-and-mortar is soon to follow. Located at 29 NW 24th street. 305-925-8126.

  • The Bar Next Door

If you’re looking for a late night munch-fest, you’ve found the right place in The Bar Next Door. A versatile menu promises something for everyone with a classy, yet casual ambience. Find it at 2519 NW 2nd Avenue. 305-748-2828.

  • El Patio

Wynwood is known for its diverse community and at El Patio, you’ll get a taste of Colombia. Brainchild of Nicolas Hoyo, patrons can enjoy great cocktails, weekend late night dance parties, and happy hour specials all week long. Located at 167 NW 23rd street. 786-409-2241.

  • The Wynwood Yard

Part of the culinary incubator, patrons can enjoy foods from four different restaurants that rotate. There’s Vibe 305, which features American food; Myumi, which is an omakase food truck; Arabian Knife, that will give you all the great cuisine of the Middle East; and Della Test Kitche, which is a plant-based healthy bowl concept. Find it at 56 NW 29th street.

These are just some of the hottest new places on the scene in Wynwood that will get your palate ready for fun and food.  After your event with us, make sure to check out one of these new spots.  There’s also Zak the Baker and a few other places you should check out too. If Miami’s known for one thing – it’s great food.

 

Funkshion Returns to Miami

One of Miami's favorite organizations, the Funkshion Fashion Show, returned to host their Fall/Winter fashion this March, and for the first time they chose right here in the Wynwood Arts District as their home base. Funkshion is Miami's Fashion Week, held three times throughout the year. Taking great pride in their Miami home, Funkshion believes in serving as a connecting force between the Latin American and US fashion markets. One thing many love about Funkshion, is how well they showcase both established and emerging names in fashion. And as their name suggests, in representing the fashion world in Miami, they set themselves apart from other fashion weeks around the world by always being sure to bring the funk. Music and art are integrated into the events, including live DJs at many of the shows to get the audience dancing in their seats.

The Winter/Fall show ran from March 16-19, 2016 with a packed schedule. Highlights included opening night's discussion, "DESIGNED IN MIAMI," with internationally celebrated designers based in Miami discussing what it takes to find success in the fashion world in Miami and beyond.  Friday's fashion event, "EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!" inspired by the Richard Linklater film in theaters now was also a great highlight. Stars of the film made an appearance, including Blake Jenner, Ryan Guzman and Tyler Hochelin. As with every fashion week that Funkshion hosts, one of the most beloved events is the Emerging Designer Series in which incredibly talented new designers who are just coming on to the scene are able to present their work in a high-profile show at no cost. March's show was no exception, with plenty of designers you'll surely be hearing from in the future.

Funkshion Events always welcomes the public to attend.  All of the events are free, one would just need to RSVP beforehand. As the Funkshion Fashion gears up for its next event this July, this is something to keep in mind. In true Miami style, they'll be celebrating swimwear in the event which runs from July 13-17, 2016. If you're a swimwear designer over the age of 21 then consider entering the Emerging Designer Series. One designer will be winning a trip to New York Fashion Week.

Funkshion Fashion Week is a great way to celebrate so much of what makes Miami great.  It brings established artists together with the newest talent and connects diverse cultures. The area is still buzzing from this event, and cannot wait to see what the next show has in store.

Golden Angels Gala raises $1.6m

January is typically a busy month for non-for profit orgnaizations. This year we were proud to host Jackson Health Foundation's annual golden Angels Gala.

Original article can be found here

More than 600 philanthropists and community leaders attended the Golden Angels Gala on Jan. 24 at the hip Soho Studios in Wynwood. Fana Holtz and Janice Lipton served as chairmen of this year’s gala. WPLG anchor Laurie Jennings served as “ringmaster”. The Golden Angels honored Harvey and Roberta Chaplin as Lifetime Humanitarian Honorees; Ron and Janie Kupferman, Juan and Ophelia Roca, and the Batchelor Foundation, Inc., George E. Batchelor, Founder as Humanitarian Honorees. Each were honored for their steadfast support and dedication to the Golden Angels and Jackson Health Foundation.

Guests attending this year’s gala, “Meet Jack Under the Big Top”, were treated to an entertaining evening featuring a new-age carnival atmosphere. As guests walked the red carpeted entryway, they were greeted by a Ferris wheel, stilt walkers and a carnival ringmaster. Before entering the studios, guests were able to view beautiful Audi automobiles provided by the evening’s Honorary Corporate Underwriter Ken Gorin from The Collection.

Soho Studios was transformed by Jose Dans of Wowfactor into a hot pink and orange “big top” featuring four different themed bars: a neon bar, a bubble bar, a carousel bar and a black and white bar. Guests were entertained by a giant robot, aerialists, a photo booth complete with carnival type costumes, and game booths provided by Honorary Corporate Sponsors Florida Dental Benefits, Allison and Chip Brady; Morgan Stanley, Robert Schwartz and William Van Scoyoc; and Norwegian Cruise Lines, Frank del Rio. Support was also provided by Honorary Corporate Sponsors: Southern Wine and Spirits and West Coast University, David Pyle.

One of the most popular features of the night was the Social Media Lounge that allowed guests to share their experience via social media.

Guests walked into one big “Ballroom” space in Soho Studios for cocktails, games, dinner dancing and fun. Fabulous carnival food was everywhere and then the guests were served a delicious plated entree of caramel apple short ribs, grilled asparagus, kalabasa puree and carnival onion rings. Bite sized desserts of s’mores, pecan pie, carrot cake were among the yummy desserts.

Guests also danced the night away to live entertainment provided by the Higher Ground band.

Public Health Trust member Irene Lipoff won the 2015 AudiA6 2.OT donated by the gala’s Honorary Corporate Underwriter and Silver Seraphim, Ken Gorin, President of THE COLLECTION.