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 18
Amar’e Stoudemire and the Melech Collection Present “In the Paint Dinner Series” at Prime One Twelve: It was a star-studded evening at Prime One Twelve as NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire and the Melech Collection presented “In the Paint Dinner Series” alongside friends Scottie Pippen and Michael Vick. During the dinner, Stoudemire also discussed and toasted to his recent trip to Israel.
The Miami Soul Train: Miami’s Arts + Entertainment District held its fourth iteration of Miami Soul Train, partnering for the first time with Miami-Dade Transit and its “Miami’s Never Moved Like This” campaign. Thanks to this event, more than 720 locals have ridden Miami-Dade’s Metromover at least once (and for some, for the first time) in the past year. More than just one of the most entertaining events that A+E curates, Miami Soul Train spotlights the walkability, bikeability, and proximity to public transit of the district, making the neighborhood and its surrounding areas a true urban village.
Friday, August 19
Komodo Fridays: Friday nights at Komodo call for decadent dishes and delicious cocktails to start the weekend off right.
Lil Wayne at Discobox at Basement Miami: Lil Wayne joined partygoers for another epic night of bowling, booze, and beats at Basement‘s Friday-night Discobox party.
Nervo at Story: Australian duo Nervo lit up the crowd at Story with its high energy, sick beats, and ability to dance until the early-morning hours.
Saturday, August 20
Style Saves’ Annual Back-to-School at Jungle Island: With school back in session, Style Saves helped the community through the nonprofit's annual Back-to-School at Jungle Island. A group of 2,500 underprivileged students each received a full uniform — including a polo shirt, pants, and shoes — a backpack, school supplies, and accessories thanks to donations from individuals and funds collected at the Style Saves Swim Fashion Show Fundraiser.
La Pachanga at Ball & Chain: Filled with live music, sparklers, confetti, and beautiful partiers, the La Pachanga party at Ball & Chain was the best kind of madness.
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Sunday, August 21
Rick Ross’ Port of Miami Tenth Anniversary, With Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, and Yo Gotti at LIV on Sunday: LIV this past Sunday looked straight out of a movie when Rick Ross celebrated the tenth anniversary of his album Port of Miami. Famous faces such as Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, and Yo Gotti came out to let loose and catch an epic performance by the boss himself.
Monday, August 22
Kyrie Irving at Rockwell Mondays: Rockwell Mondays provided partygoers with an epic start to the week. Cleveland Cavaliers star and new Olympic gold medalist Kyrie Irving was out to enjoy the Miami hot spot.
The Penthouse Residences at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach and Sony Music Latin Host Listening Session for CNCO’s Debut Album: The Penthouse Residences at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach, alongside Sony Music Latin, hosted a private listening party for the debut album of Univision’s La Banda winner CNCO. La Banda was produced by Simon Cowell, Ricky Martin, and Saban Entertainment, and judges included Latin American singers Ricky Martin, Laura Pausini, and Alejandro Sanz. The five members of CNCO — Erick Brian Colyn, Christopher Velez, Joel Pimentel, Zabdiel de Jesus, and Richard Camacho — started the evening at Tom Colicchio’s restaurant Beachcraft, while mentor Ricky Martin was wrapping up shooting a music video in Miami Beach. As the CNCO bandmates made their way up the elevators to the 16th floor of the two-story Penthouse Residence at 1 Hotel, they could barely contain their excitement. They were greeted with sounds from their debut album filling the residence, as cameras flashed and top Sony Music Latin executives applauded them. As the sun set, the event continued to heat up, with Ricky Martin making his grand debut. The boys lit up when they saw their mentor and posed playfully for photos with him. The “pack” got into a huddle to block out the flashing cameras and crowds surrounding them. Judging by the band members' facial expressions, it looked like Martin, who came to fame in a similar manner with the popular group Menudo, was giving them words of advice and encouragement.