Essensia’s Garden Party
Join Chef Julie Frans for a Garden Party on Wednesday, May 29 (rescheduled from last week) to benefit the Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches(ECOMB). Join the Garden Party for a special tour and tasting of Essensia’s Organic Chef’s Garden at The Palms Hotel & Spa. Space is limited and a suggested donation of $25 will be collected upon arrival. All of the proceeds will benefit ECOMB. The Garden Party will begin in the sandy area in front of the garden’s entrance at 5:00 p.m. Chef Julie will identify the organic produce, herbs and greens in the garden and prepare tastings utilizing ingredients from the garden. In addition, the Garden Party will feature passed “garden to glass” cocktails and special garden appetizers. For more information, please call Essensia Restaurant at 305.908.5458.
Algae + Espiritútara Party
Emerson Dorsch Gallery (151 NW 24 St) invites you to a party for Miami-based lifestyle brand, Algae and hand-made jewelry line, Espiritútara, on Saturday, June 1, from 2-6 p.m., in conjunction with the group exhibition Object Implied. This special viewing-party for these two local brands will feature complimentary cocktails, bites from La Latina and Azucar ice cream, and sips from Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water. Music created by Ghostpiss from NYC will set the tone as Algae and Espiritútara present their current collections, with products available for purchase. For more information call: 305.576.1278 or visit: www.emersondorsch.com.
Lights Out Party at MAM
Bid farewell to MAM in style at an artsy BBQ on Saturday, June 1, from 7-10 p.m. After 15 years of bringing culture to Miami, Miami Art Museum (MAM) is closing its doors in preparation for its transformation into Pérez Art Museum Miami. In honor of its "going dark," MAM will host a full-blown, "Lights Out" community BBQ on its grounds. Expect music blaring from 17 foot speakers, delicous food from Sparky's Roadside BBQ, and of course, art- lots of it! Bid adieu to MAM as the lights will literally, and finally, GO OUT that evening. The party takes place at Cultural Center Plaza at Miami Art Museum located at 101 W. Flagler St.. Parking will be free at 50 NW 2nd Ave. and the price for the food and fun will be $10 for non-members, free for MAM members. For more information, visit: miamiartmuseum.org or call 305.375.3000.
Eat Like the Heat at Blackbird Ordinary
Local celeb chef Michael Jacobs, the food service provider for the Miami Heat, will be hosting his Hidden Kitchen pop-up at Blackbird Ordinary, during all upcoming Miami Heat Games, featuring the typical scrumptious street food items and an "Eat Like the Heat dish," giving fans the opportunity to get a taste of what the players ate before the game that day. Possibilities will include healthy, performance items, such as the DWade Wrap or Norris Cole Turkey Meatball with sauce. If the games land on a Tuesday or Thursday you'll get a chance to try Blackbird's Halfway Tree’s Jerk Chicken. Heat fans can cheer while munching on Jacobs’ $5 goodies and watching the games on a huge projection screen on the outside patio. Blackbird’s Earlybird party is still in effect every Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. with Happy Hour specials and the Hidden Kitchen pop-up. Contact 305-868-SHG2 (7442) or visit: www.strategichospitalty.net for more information.