Eye on Miami: Usher, Ashley Benson, and More

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 World Red Eye, New Times brings you a 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 27, La Mer & Kelly Framel Celebrate an Evening of Beauty & Art at PAMM
Ultra-luxurious skincare brand La Mer and Kelly Framel of the Glamourai hosted an elegant evening for Miami’s elite at the Pérez Art Museum Miami to celebrate La Mer’s brand heritage and their latest skincare innovation, The Lifting Eye Serum. With the ocean at the heart of the La Mer brand, guests enjoyed a private tour of the museum’s latest sea-inspired artwork followed by a three-course dinner in the exhibition space with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay.
January 28, Ocean Drive magazine Celebrates 23rd Anniversary With January Issue Cover Star Ashley Benson at Komodo
Ocean Drive magazine celebrated its 23rd Anniversary issue with January 2016 cover star Ashley Benson at Miami’s most anticipated new dining destination, Komodo. Publisher Courtland Lantaff and Editor-in-Chief Jared Shapiro welcomed the actress and star of Pretty Little Liars, along with Komodo restaurateur and nightlife impresario David Grutman. 
January 29, Tiesto at Story 
Partygoers felt the music run through their bones as Tiesto ripped through Story.
January 29, Peachfuzz at Thompson Miami Beach
The Thompson Miami Beach brought back Miami’s favorite Peachfuzz hip-hop throwback party, hosted by none other than Peachfuzz and DJ DZA alongside DJ Craze for a night of hip-hop throwbacks. Raul Sanchez, Pres Rodriguez, and DZA welcomed guests to their famous hip-hop party that recalls a time when Trick Daddy tried to take it to the house and Biggie’s passing was still fresh on our minds. 
January 30, YoungArts Hosts Brunch for Winners in Visual Arts, Photography, & Design
The National YoungArts Foundation hosted an exclusive brunch with its 2016 winners in visual arts, photography, and design. Seven winners from the National YoungArts Week program were in attendance. These young artists shared their process and perspective with guests Andreea Baclea, Monica Kalpakian, Angela Birdman, Aaron Glickman, Alexander Cohen, Rebecca Mandelman, and Pauldine France. 
January 30, Sweet Liberty Saturdays
Partygoers flocked to Sweet Liberty this last weekend for some rowdy weekend shenanigans.
January 30, Mynt Saturdays
Mynt lounge was the place to be to release all weekday worries and keep the weekend madness going until the early hours of the morning.
January 30, El Tucán Saturdays
El Tucán’s lively dinner party cabaret never fails to bring the crowd to its feet. Delicious bites, glasses of vino, and endless energy make this the perfect place to spice up your weekend.
January 30, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike at Icon
Icon was as rowdy as ever when Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike took to the DJ booth and shut it down with their insane set.
January 31, Usher, Chris Brown, Ace Hood, Jim Jones, Scottie Pippen, & Flo Rida at LIV on Sunday
Stevie J. celebrated his birthday in what most would consider the best way possible. Sunday night at LIV, huge names came out to celebrate the DJ’s big day and perform, including Usher, Chris Brown, Ace Hood, Jim Jones, and Flo Rida, and even Scottie and Larsa Pippen were spotted mingling the night away.