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 may have missed around Miami. It's impossible to be everywhere, but hey, we can try to keep our Eyes on Miami.
Monday, July 4
Jessie Usher and Sidney Rice at Rockwell Mondays: Partygoers, including actor Jessie Usher and NFL star Sidney Rice, capped off their Fourth of July celebrations with an epic night at Rockwell.
Friday, July 8
ICA Miami’s Summer Exhibitions Opening: The Institute of Contemporary Art celebrated the opening of its summer 2016 exhibition program, featuring major solo presentations by Ida Applebroog, Laura Lima, Renaud Jerez, and Susan Te Kahurangi King. ICA’s summer season spotlights the creative output of four artists at vastly different stages in their careers, each of whom addresses gender, identity, politics, and the role of the artist. Following the season's kickoff in June with the opening of an installation by Brazilian artist Laura Lima, three additional solo presentations opened concurrently: Ida Applebroog, who has influenced generations of artists, is represented through never-before-seen historic drawings from the 1970s alongside a selection of recent work; emerging artist Renaud Jerez created an installation for his U.S. solo debut; and Susan Te Kahurangi King’s debut solo museum presentation was the first comprehensive survey of the work of the self-taught New Zealander.
Cirque Éloize Cirkopolis Opening Night at Arsht Center: The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts celebrated the premiere of Cirkopolis, the critically acclaimed, Drama Desk Award-winning show by Montreal-based circus troupe Cirque Éloize, as its marquee presentation for summer 2016. After two successful runs, in 2011 and 2015, with the high-energy production iD, artistic director Jeannot Painchaud and his talented cast return to Miami to wow audiences with a new spectacle at the Arsht’s Ziff Ballet Opera House. With Cirkopolis, Cirque Éloize's 11 acrobats and multidisciplinary artists take their breathtaking blend of circus arts, theater, and dance to a highly stylized metropolitan setting. Accompanied by an original musical score and video projections, the artists live in a world where fantasy defies reality.
Saturday, July 9
El Tucán Saturdays: El Tucán was a packed house as guests enjoyed a night of good vibes and a lively show.
Martin Buttrich at Underground Story: German DJ Martin Buttrich stopped by Story's Underground rager to bless the Miami Beach crowd with a sick set.
Mannie Fresh at Cherry Pop Saturdays at Sidebar: Mannie Fresh shut it down at Sidebar with a dope set last weekend as partiers got down and toasted to the weekend.
Heineken Launches “Save Your Seat” Campaign to Support Restoration of Miami Marine Stadium: Miami Marine Stadium was once among America’s most iconic destinations, hosting on-the-water performances by legendary acts such as the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys. The stadium has gone unused for years, and now Heineken has launched a unique campaign, running now through October 16, to help restore this crucial piece of Miami culture for generations to come. As part of its “Cities” campaign, which aims to make great urban areas even greater, Heineken will match up to the first $20,000 dontated within the first two weeks. Heineken is also rewarding unique perks to contributors; in fact, Heineken’s #SaveYourSeat program will award select donors with actual seats that are being removed from the stadium to make way for renovation. To help raise awareness of this campaign, Heineken hosted two days of on-the-water events to help raise awareness of the Miami Marine Stadium project. For more information and to support the Marine Stadium Restoration, visit their Indiegogo page.
Sunday, July 10
Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Floyd Mayweather, and Zoey Dollaz at LIV Sunday: Rappers 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, and Zoey Dollaz, along with boxer Floyd Mayweather, brought in a huge crowd at Fontainebleau’s LIV nightclub.
S3 Chic Swim Fashion Show: S3 kicked off Miami Swim Week in Broward with the inaugural S3 Swim Chic Fashion Show. Hundreds of South Floridians came out for the sultry seaside showcase, which featured 15 stunning models strutting the oceanfront runway on the patio at S3 in the latest swimwear by Jypsea Local, A’QUA, KRYSALEE, Lilac and Lilies, and ZanniKini. Guests of S3 Swim Chic 2016 were also treated to entertainment by DJ Adam Foster, and Uptown Dale of the Miami Heat was MC for the evening.
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Tuesday, July 12
Tyson Beckford Hosts Swim Week 2016 Welcome Party at Favela Beach at Wall: Model and actor Tyson Beckford and rapper Infa Red stopped by Wall Tuesday night to join the party.