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 18
Wiz Khalifa at Rockwell Mondays: It was a lit night when rapper Wiz Khalifa stopped by Miami Beach’s Rockwell to perform and start the week off with a bang.
Wednesday, July 20
Snoop Dogg at P.Y.T. Wednesdays at LIV: LIV was up in smoke as Snoop Dogg took over the stage and gave an epic performance that had the P.Y.T. Wednesdays party going all the way up.
Q&A - Ocean Drive Magazine Hosts "Art of the City," Celebrating Artist Peter Tunney: Ocean Drive hosted its "Art of the City" event with featured artist Peter Tunney, who made a noteworthy arrival at his Wynwood Walls gallery on a custom scooter. Ocean Drive's limited-edition “Art of the City” issue features Tunney’s work Cailin on its "Summer, Art of the City" cover. Tunney’s cover art was also featured as part of the magazine’s online charity art auction, which ran on paddle8.com. Miami luminaries joining Ocean Drive editor-in-chief Jared Shapiro and publisher Courtland Lantaff were Mayor Carlos Gimenez; Wynwood pioneer and Wynwood Walls creator Jessica Goldman; nightlife icon and street art collector David Grutman and new wife, model Isabel Rangel Grutman; Southern Wine & Spirits and South Beach Wine & Food Festival founders Arlene and Wayne Chaplin; and more than 150 VIPs. All proceeds benefit Artists for Peace and Justice.
Thursday, July 21
The Harbour Unveils Sales Gallery With an a Summer Soiree: The Harbour, a two-tower, 425-unit luxury condominium development in North Miami Beach, hosted the official grand opening of its sales gallery at 400 Sunny Isles. Codeveloped by real-estate investment and development firms Key International and 13th Floor Investments, the waterfront project is under construction at 16385 Biscayne Blvd.. Nearly 200 of South Florida’s top brokers, influencers, and VIPs attended the event, where they sipped champagne and enjoyed gourmet hors d’oeuvres amid live music within the new two-story sales center that opened to an expansive waterfront terrace and marina. As the sun set on the bay, the evening featured a grand production that awed guests — a dramatic, seven-man jet-pack show with a harmonic display of choreographed acrobatics, where performers tested the limits of gravity by walking on water and soaring through the air. The crowd moved throughout the indoor-outdoor setting that exuded the flow-through ambiance synonymous with the Harbour. Through the meticulously detailed design of the interior space, guests had the opportunity, for the first time, to get an in-person glimpse of the Harbour’s lifestyle.
Marlon and Damien Wayans at Story: Partygoers, including actor Marlon Wayans, turned all the way up at Story this past Thursday night.
Friday, July 22
SKAM Fridays at Wall: Drinking and dancing till the sun came up, the people of Miami Beach brought the house way down at SKAM Fridays at Wall.
Tenth-Annual City National Bank Champions of Business Panel at 1 Hotel South Beach: The Emerging Leadership Council of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted a panel of local business leaders from an array of industries to educate the audience on successful business development. The tenth-annual City National Champions of Business Panel hosted distinguished individuals who have made recent progress in their respective businesses and/or careers, each with his or her own unique approach. Held at 1 Hotel South Beach, the event drew more than 200 business professionals to witness and interact in a discussion. Eddie Dominguez — senior vice president and director of marketing, communications, and community relations at City National Bank — moderated the discussion among Seth Browarnik, founder of Red Eye Productions and WorldRedEye.com; Arthur S. Agatston, medical director of wellness and prevention for Baptist Health South Florida; Susan Amat, CEO and founder of Venture Hive; and Daniel Serfer, owner of Blue Collar restaurant. “It’s always interesting to see and hear how business leaders have achieved a high level of success and what their ‘secret sauce’ is,” said chamber chairman and senior vice president of Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust, Michael S. Goldberg. “At this event, we explore what makes certain leaders champions of their industries, how their business practices have evolved, and what we can learn from their failures and successes.”
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DISCOBOX at Basement Miami: The party people of Miami Beach got low while sipping and stepping to the beat until the sun came up.
Saturday, July 23
Swim Club at Hyde Beach: The pool at Hyde Beach was overflowing with babes, champagne showers, and catchy beats that kept the party going all day long.
ICA Residents - Miami Music Club Featuring Drew McDowall: The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA) presented a night of experimental music curated by nomadic arts collective Miami Music Club. The event featured the Miami debut of Scottish electronic musician Drew McDowall (formerly of Coil and Psychic TV), as well as Florida musicians Ortrotasce (Sarasota) and Möthersky (Fort Lauderdale). The concert was presented in conjunction with the museum’s newest program, ICA Residents.
Tuesday, July 26
#JagDrive305 x Yossi Bibas: With #JagDrive305, a digital partnership between the Collection and World Red Eye, insiders can get a look at the 2017 Jaguar XE through the eyes of three of Miami’s own. We spent Tuesday with social media aficionado and cofounder of Aura Groupe, Yossi Bibas, who gave us a glimpse into Miami through his eyes behind the wheel of the 2017 Jaguar XE.