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.
May 3, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila’s Inaugral Taco Eating Contest
Taco lovers near and far united as Bodega Taqueria y Tequila hosted its inaugural taco-eating competition, whose proceeds were donated to Empowered Youth. Sixteen contestants went head-to-head to see who could eat the most tacos in less than ten minutes. A three-way tie was broken by a two-minute sudden-death round, and the winner was ultimately Victor Aldrich.
May 4, Haute Living’s Annual Haute 100 Miami Celebration at Faena
Haute Living held its annual Haute 100 dinner at the luxurious new Faena Hotel to honor the most influential and philanthropic people in Miami. Movie director Brett Ratner was honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award for his philanthropic and business success.
May 4, the Hilhaven Lodge Miami Launch with Brett Ratner at Faena
Film director Brett Ratner celebrated two monumental life achievements with friends and industry colleagues at Faena. Guests had a chance to mingle at one of Miami’s most glamorous hotels and sip a new whiskey inspired by Ratner’s historic home – Hilhaven Lodge.
May 5, World Red Eye Cultural Exchanges Speaker Series: The Next Genesis of Miami Real Estate, Presented by Perrier-Jouët and Tequila Avión
It was a night of celebrating old-school versus new-school as Miami’s most notorious real-estate tycoons were joined by their industry successors in a first-of-its-kind panel discussion on the South Florida market from two generational perspectives. At center stage in Brickell’s El Tucán were panelists: Related Group’s Jorge Pérez and son Jon Paul Pérez; Dezer Development’s Michael Dezer and son Gil Dezer; and Crescent Heights’ Russell Galbut and nephew Keith Menin of Menin Hospitality. The evening was hosted by World Red Eye, along with Perrier-Jouët and Tequila Avión. The occasion served as the second edition of the acclaimed World Red Eye Cultural Exchanges Series.
May 5, Felix Jaehn at Just Dance at LIV
When in Miami, Cinco de Mayo celebrations always call for a wild night out. Thursday was nothing short of memorable as Felix Jaehn took over the airwaves of the Just Dance party at LIV.
May 5, Pérez Art Museum Miami Kicks Off National Bike Month With Cycle de Mayo
Hundreds of bicyclists raced to Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) for Cycle de Mayo. The celebration kicked off National Bike Month and the museum’s new initiative, which offers free admission to all who arrive via bike throughout May.
May 5, Wildlife Thursdays at Rec Room
Rec Room was popping with Cinco de Mayo celebrations last Thursday. The festivities had everyone seeing double and drinking triple.
May 6, Tiesto at Story
Partygoers flocked to Story Friday night to catch Tiësto make his return behind the decks. The DJ showed Miami how it’s done with an unforgettable night of bottles, babes, and everyone's favorite beats.
May 7, One Epic Summer Pool Party at Epic Hotel
Saturday was full of sun rays and bikini-clad ladies as the Epic Hotel kicked off its monthly One Epic Summer pool party series.
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May 7, Rockwell Saturdays
Partygoers let loose and enjoyed endless bottle parades at Rockwell.
May 10, #AudiQ7Drive305 x Maria Tettamanti
Capping off the ride through the Audi Q7 Drive 305 – a digital partnership between the Collection and World Red Eye – where insiders can get an up close and personal look at the all-new 2017 Audi Q7 through the eyes of three of Miami’s own, WRE spent the day zooming around town with fashion blogger and founder of the Wordy Girl, Maria Tettamanti.