It's not easy having eyes all over the scene, being around to take in all the wild visuals at all the worthwhile places in the city. There are, however, those parties and gallery openings where a fortunate photographer can point and shoot. Every week, in collaboration with WorldRedEye, New Times brings you a solid recap of all the recent experiences you might have missed around Miami. It's impossible to be everywhere, but hey, we can try to keep our Eyes on Miami.
Thursday, August 25
Garage Italia Celebrates Ronnie Vogel at Casa Tua: Casa Tua was full of celebrations Thursday night when friends gathered to celebrate the birthday of Ronnie Vogel. Cris Cab was on hand to serenade the birthday boy and friends.
Heineken “Save Your Seat” Campaign to Support Restoration of Miami Marine Stadium: Miami Marine Stadium has been an icon of the Miami experience. In the years since the stadium was last used, the city has changed from a best-kept secret to a global destination. There have been many people who have helped fuel the city’s meteoric rise. Before the close of a successful campaign to raise funds to renovate the stadium, Heineken honored the community that represents the Magic City's present and future prosperity by giving the people a piece of Miami's storied past.
Friday, August 26
Carnage at Story: Friday was a straight-up movie at Story as Carnage laid down an insane set that had partiers going wild.
Miami City Ballet Hosts ViewPointes Series "All Eyes on You – Welcome to Your First Audition" at YoungArts: Miami City Ballet (MCB) kicked off a tremendous roster of events this season with a special look behind the curtain. MCB hosted the first exclusive member ViewPointes Series at the National YoungArts Jewel Box with a candid and inspiring panel discussion titled "All Eyes on You – Welcome to Your First Audition." MCB’s panel of dancers included some of the company’s newest additions – Lauren Fadeley and Amir Yogev — as well as longtime company members Lexie Overholt and Samantha Hope Galler. The discussion was moderated by MCB dancers Michael Sean Breeden and Rebecca King, who also host the weekly podcast series Conversations on Dance. The intimate discussion and lively Q&A gave members the inside scoop on what it takes to become a professional ballet dancer – evoking the spirit of young ballet hopefuls, the rigors of audition experience, and the many life lessons on the road to success.
Saturday, August 27
Bow Wow and Jermaine Dupri at Rockwell Saturdays: It was an epic Saturday night in Miami as Jermaine Dupri and Bow Wow joined partygoers in turning up at Rockwell.
Cherry Pop Saturdays at Sidebar: Crowds of revelers flocked to Sidebar for their usual Cherry Pop Saturdays fix.
Monday, August 29
Haute Living Celebrates Cover Star Future Hendrix, Presented by Hublot and JetSmarter at Cipriani: Haute Living honored Miami cover star and rap sensation Future Hendrix via an intimate dinner at Cipriani during his stop in Miami on the Summer Sixteen tour with Drake. Before heading into two nights of back-to-back, jam-packed shows at the American Airlines Arena, the music icon and fashion aficionado joined in the festivities, where he got to indulge in some of his favorite things: fast cars, stunning timepieces, custom artwork, delicious food, and great friends. Luxury brands Hublot and JetSmarter partnered in the affair.
Kyrie Irving and Bow Wow at LIV on Sunday: LIV on Sunday yet again capped off the weekend with an epic night. Cleveland Cavaliers star and new Olympic gold medalist Kyrie Irving, along with Bow Wow, joined in on the turn-up.
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Tuesday, August 30
Drake Hosts Official Summer Sixteen Concert Afterparty at E11even: Following his sold-out show with Future for the Summer Sixteen tour, Drake hosted his official afterparty at E11even. Partygoers, including Lil Wayne, Flo Rida, and Bow Wow, were in for a treat when Drake hopped on the mike and gave an impromptu performance that kept everyone singing along and begging for more.