Not to Be Missed Art Basel Events, Parties Part 1

 

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Experiential art installation, the guest room reimagined, in The Forum of The Miami Beach EDITION, by artist and award-winning stage designer, Es Devlin.

 

By: Jennifer Agress and Yours Truly

 

Put on your finest, Miami! The Magic City’s hottest art event of the year, Art Basel, is coming back to sunny South Florida just next week. And when it does… the whole city gets ready for it. Are you?! When you’re done with the art tents and looking for something new and interesting, try these events below. They’re sure to make your Art Basel 2017 one to remember.Watch for Part 2 later  this week!

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Gablestage: Becoming Dr.Ruth (Westheimer)

Dr. Ruth Westheimer herself will be at the Thursday night performance (November 30) of “Becoming Dr. Ruth”, now at Gablestage at The Biltmore Hotel. The play is a fascinating look at the several lives, loves, challenges and successes of the famous Dr. Ruth Westheimer who broke ground with her warm, candid and outspoken advice about sex and relationships starting in the 80’s. The German-born, Jewish immigrant to the US became famous as a sex therapist, media personality, actress and author. She is the author of close to 40 books on different topics about sex and sexuality.
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Frank Stella Exhibit, a WOW

Crowds would be lining out the door and tickets hard to come by If the current Frank Stella exhibit at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale was in New York City. It’s a blockbuster that’s not to be missed. Frank Stella: Experiment and Change, spans the 60-year career of this preeminent artist,who emerged as part of a generation of American artists excited by, driven and challenged by Abstract Expressionism.
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What’s New in Little Havana

The revival of the Little Havana neighborhood has been drawing plenty of attention lately, thanks to a variety of businesses that kicked it off a year or two ago, and the others that have followed suit recently. You can get your sweet fix, enjoy a craft beer, dine al fresco in a garden setting or dance the night away in front of a pineapple shaped stage. Most of the spots you need to visit are the result of a love and passion that Miami’s Cuban-American community has to bring the neighborhood an injection of new life.Here are some of the new spots and other classic favorites. Any others you’d recommend?
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Top Taco – Part 2

Best tacos Miami – I know I’m going out on a limb here, naming this my favorite taco spot in South Florida which has an increasing number of options and, as you read last week (see part 1), more on the way. But I’m ready to commit, as is Mr. W, who found the place. He went there twice a month from work in Doral, and always measures other tacos in Miami against these. Agave Taco, whose owners hail from Monterrey, Mexico, started in Fort Lauderdale and now have two other locations in Davie and this one in Miami. What most impressed me about this fast casual eatery was the very fresh tasting ingredients (they say on their website a point of difference is their philosophy – “we only use ingredients that we ourselves are proud of eating”). Then there’s the wide variety of fillings with maximum customization possible , and the thin flour tortillas that were a cross between a tortilla and a crepe – not like the thick, mealy tasting ones.
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Eating News – November

As we go into New Year’s it seems that many of the new restaurants opening are moderately priced offerings, not to speak of the high profile food halls on the way (Design District, South Beach). Guess those with the money in the restaurant biz have decided at least for now that there’s growing pushback on $200+ dinners for two. On the menu include another welcome addition to Coral Gables dining thanks to a fave chef most recently at The Deck, sushi import from a successful Argentine restaurant group also in the Gables, enticing three course luncheon specials at La Mar by Gaston Acurio and Seaspice . Finally, of note is the first Annual Paris Flea Market sponsored by culinary society Les Dames d’Escoffier South Florida chapter on November 13.
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New Top Taco Spots to Put On Your List

There’s no shortage of Mexican restaurants around Miami, but there’s always room for a few more, what with the newfound popularity of Taco Tuesday. The new ones around the city are in Coral Gables, Edgewater and even a new outpost of one of Miami’s most beloved Mexican fast casual spots at Hard Rock Stadium. There’s even a California favorite set to open in Wynwood in November. And though it’s not new, there’s a top taco spot in Doral that’s little known and well worth a drive which Karen will tell you about tomorrow in Part 2.
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