By Jennifer Agress and Yours Truly
This month is shaping up to be the most exciting so far. Here are our picks for all tastes, Miami events for March 2019, things to do for all interests. Enjoy!
CELEBRITY DJ TAKEOVERS AT WALL MIAMI
Tuesday, March 5th and Friday, March 8th
WALL Miami has long been known as one of Miami Beach’s most popular celebrity hotspots, and this March is no exception. On Tuesday, March 5th, DJ Candyland 3.0 will takeover the turntables, as he brings his signature house beats to Favela Beach, WALL’s iconic weekly Tuesday night party. Then, on Friday, March 8th, S.K.A.M. artist Brandi Cyrus will show off her own musical talents as she kicks off the weekend with her dance house beats. WALL Miami is located at 2201 Collins Avenue. Valet is available at W South Beach, and public parking lots are nearby. Tickets and VIP tables can be purchased here.
VILLA AZUR HOSTS DAZZLING WHITE ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Saturday, March 9
Villa Azur, Miami’s South of France-inspired culinary and entertainment spot, is celebrating its anniversary on Saturday, March 9th from 6:30 to 9.00 p.m. Commemorating its seventh year will be a stunning White Party featuring a cured ham & homemade focaccia station, passed bites of octopus escabeche, mini pomme dauphine, gruyere and brie cheese puffs, among others selected items. Drinks will be provided by Perrier Jouet Champagne, Entourage Rosé and a St. Germain Spritz made with sparkling wine and lemon zest. Executive Pastry Chef Abigail Tull will create a spectacular 5-tier pink champagne cake with raspberry filling, edible orchids, and edible 24-carat gold for guests to indulge in at the end of the party. Resident DJ and producer Stephan M will set the tone with globally-inspired beats from France, the U.S., Latin America, Britain and Arab countries. Live entertainment throughout the evening will feature a live saxophonist, aerialist, stilt walkers, magician and dancers. Guests are encouraged to wear white for the evening’s festivities.
To RSVP for the complimentary cocktail reception, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Dinner reservations are available starting at 6:30 pm, please email email@example.com or call 305.763.8688.
#WORKOUTWEDNESDAY AT CITYPLACE DORAL
Wednesday, March 13th
Want to get in shape? CityPlace Doral is ready to make sure you do! With its new weekly, FREE fitness series, #WorkoutWednesday, CityPlace Doral tenants and local fitness influencers are coming together to host different fitness events in the plaza. On this particular Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m., interested participants can join an outdoor yoga class led by Paola Gonzalez, of KardioYoga. All who do will go home with KardioYoga swag and get to enjoy treats from CityPlace Doral eateries. CityPlace Doral is located at 8300 NW 36th Street. Parking garages are available onsite. For more information about the event and related series, click here.
GELATO FESTIVAL AMERICA FINAL: MIAMI 2019
Saturday, March 16th to Sunday, March 17th
This month, an all-you-can-eat Italian gelato festival is coming to Miami! During this two-day event, attendees can try gelato from 11 top-scoring, international gelato chefs, participate in games and contests, learn more about gelato than they ever thought they would, dance to live music, drink gelato cocktails and vote for their favorite ORIGINAL flavor; the top two chefs of which will move on to the Gelato Festival World Masters, in Italy. Every flavor at the festival will be prepared onsite, in the world¹s largest mobile dessert laboratory. This event will take place at La Centrale at Brickell City Centre, and will run from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on March 16th, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 17th. Brickell City Centre is located at 700 Brickell Avenue. THIS JUST IN!!! FOR READERS THERE’S A 20% OFF OF TICKETS IF YOU USE A MIAMICURATED CODE. The tickets of the event are available at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gelato-festival-america-final-miami-2019-tickets-55827630947. At the check out a 20% discount will be offered adding the code: MIACURATED20.
35TH MIAMI OPEN PRESENTED BY ITAU UNIBANCO
Monday, March 18th to Sunday, March 31st
The 35th Miami Open presented by Itau Unibanco will hit Miami’s shores later this month—and this year, it’s taking place at a new, even bigger venue: Hard Rock Stadium. After a $60M renovation to turn the stadium into a temporary, 30-court tennis venue, the home of the Miami Dolphins will seat 30,185, and give attendees access to the Dolphins’ 72 Club, 37 luxury suites, food courts, a rooftop deck and beer garden, souvenir stores (like Lacoste!) and food from a variety of South Florida restaurants: like Novecento, Chifa, Kiki on the River, Casa Tua Cucina, Bourbon Street and more. Hard Rock Stadium is located at 347 Don Shula Drive. Parking is available onsite for $25, if paid in advance. Both single tickets and different ticket packages are available and can be purchased here.
7TH-ANNUAL MIAMI MUSIC WEEK
Monday, March 25th to Sunday, March 31st
Every year, during the last week of March, Miami becomes a mecca for all the world’s most hardcore electronic dance music (EDM) fans. Back again for the seventh year, Miami Music Week (MMW) attracts over 150,000 EDM fans from across the globe for three days of concerts, raves, dancing and, of course… parties. The official festival concerts will be held at the Miami Marine Stadium and Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, with after parties and related events happening all over Miami Beach. As always, “The Miami Music Week Hotel”—which, this year, is the hip and upscale Delano Hotel—will serve as the heart of all MMW parties and weekend events. Miami Marine Stadium is located at 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway. Historic Virginia Key Beach Park is located at 4020 Virginia Beach Drive. Parking varies with each venue. For a full list of MMW concerts, parties and events, as well as information about the Winter Music Conference, click here.
FLORIDA GRAND OPERA (FGO) PREMIERES “FRIDA” TO SOUTH FLORIDA
Florida Grand Opera (FGO) invites you to celebrate Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, with “Frida”: an opera that fuses Broadway, musical theater, jazz and Mexican folkloric music, as it paints a portrait of Mexico’s greatest artist, her tragic life and her tragic love story. Directed and choreographed by Marco Pelle, of the New York Theatre Ballet—who directed Verdi’s Un ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) for the Florida Grand Opera in 2017, and served as ballet choreographer on Ryan Murphy’s Pose (FX Network)—this will be the opera’s South Florida debut. This performance of Frida will feature Colombian soprano, Catalina Cuervo, as Frida Kahlo and bass-baritone Ricardo Herrera making his Miami debut as her husband, Diego Rivera. Frida will be showcased at three different venues during the month of March: Miramar Cultural Center, Miami-Dade County Auditorium and Parker Playhouse. Schedules for each can be found here. Parking varies at each venue. Tickets for adults start at $35 and can be purchased here.
OTHER TOP THINGS TO DO THIS MONTH include a Masterclass with Chucho Valdes, pianist, composer, arranger and key figure in Afro Cuban jazz at Le Chat Noir on March 7 ……..Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy at the Colony Theater, March 16 to April 7 (previews start March 7)….. and don’t miss The Last Resort, a documentary on South Beach playing at O Cinema (we were a group going to see it, serious cinephiles all, and everyone loved it).