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 Eye on Miami.
January 6, John David Washington at Heat vs. Knicks Game — Hyde at American Airlines Arena
Partygoers flooded Hyde to let go of their weekday worries and enjoy watching the Heat play the Knicks.
January 7, Andy García at Komodo
Andy García enjoyed the incredible Asian-fusion cuisine at Miami’s newest dinner and nightlife hot spot, Komodo.
January 7, Jim Jones at Story
Story was on another level with Jim Jones in the building. Partiers turned up to get the weekend started early.
January 8, Ruby Rose at Icon
Icon opened to the public in the most epic way, by having actress/DJ Ruby Rose play her first show in Miami.
January 9, E11even Saturdays
A good night out on the town should always end with a trip to E11even. Between the epic performances, high-energy sounds, and all-around good vibes, there was no leaving until the sun came up.
January 9, La Pachanga at Ball & Chain
Ball & Chain’s famous La Pachanga party never fails to get the crowd on its feet and dancing. Live music and entertainment filled the room with energy to keep the party going all night long.
January 9, YoungArts Backyard Ball
The National YoungArts Foundation kicked off its 35th anniversary with the organization’s annual Backyard Ball gala. The elegant event, presented by Max Mara, raised more than $1.6 million to directly support the organization’s contributions to the artistic development of young artists from around the nation and marked the culmination of National YoungArts Week. More than 700 guests joined co-chairs Tracey and Bruce Berkowitz and Armando and Margarita Codina, along with 35th-anniversary committee chairperson Sarah Arison, to present Arison Awards to director and actress Rosie Perez, director Robert Wilson, and YoungArts master teacher and 1997 YoungArts winner in theater Tony Yazbeck.
January 9, Front Model Management Celebration at the Miami Beach Edition
The Miami Beach Edition’s Matador Room was packed with a hot crowd as Front Model Management hosted a celebration. The evening also marked as a blowout birthday bash for Front Model Management agency owne Christian Alexander. Guests, including photographer Bruce Weber and painter Romero Britto, spent the evening mixing, mingling, and toasting to the birthday boy.
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January 10, DJ Clue’s Birthday Celebration, With Floyd Mayweather, Jim Jones, & Odell Beckham Jr., at LIV
DJ Clue’s birthday celebration had LIV turned way, way up as revelers, including Floyd Mayweather, Jim Jones, and Odell Beckham Jr., came out to kick off the week with a bang.
January 11, Walshy Fire at FDR Mondays
It’s always a wild time with Walshy Fire behind the decks and directing the vibes. FDR was totally lit as he kept the party people movin’ until the early hours of the morning.