What is the best thing about living in Miami? There is always something to do. What is the worst thing about living in Miami? Well, the best parties are usually pretty hard to get into. Good news – we are here to tell you how to get through the door.
Let us introduce to you NBC Niteside’s new weekly Personal VIP List with all the details of the best soirees in town and how you can be a part of them. Oh and we always do our best to get you some free drinks, too.
Friday, April 13th
Alexis Bittar Meet & Greet At Neiman Marcus 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour
First Lady Michelle Obama isn’t just known for her president of a husband or philanthropic efforts – it's her style that we all noticed first. And while she probably feels great her in clothes, we can only imagine what its like to have her wear your designs. If that thought has ever crossed your mind, head over to Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour and ask Mrs. Obama’s favorite accessories designers, Alexis Bittar, how it feels. She will be meeting and greeting her fans all afternoon long. Guests will be entered in a gift card giveaway, sip champagne and get on location style advice from local fashionistas like Ginger Harris & Annie Vazquez.
RSVP: RSVPBalHarbour@NeimanMarcus.com, 2 to 4 PM
Haute Fridays at Queen Lounge 841 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
If you checked out the grand opening of Queen Lounge last Friday, you know the rest of South Beach hotspots have some serious competition on their hands. And to welcome back all their new fans, they are giving all RSVPed guests free entrance till 12 AM.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org, 11:30 PM to 4 AM
Saturday, April 14th
The District Factory 3900 NE 1st Avenue, Miami
Fashion lovers, unite: We have found an event you will not want to miss. As a nod to Andy Warhol’s famed studio “The Factory”, The District Factory, an annual evening shopping event & mash-up, is set to launch a night where cocktails, couture and clothing connoisseurs will combine.
RSVP: Tweet @DISTRICTFACTORY, 7 to 10 PM
Penthouse Series at Lords South Beach 1120 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Before the Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival kicks off on Sunday bright and early, SoBe’s premiere gay hotel, Lords, is celebrating their pride. And they are doing so in style, per usual. You can join legendary party man Tony Ferro, hotel owner Brian Gorman and reality star Erin Newberg at their penthouse party where they are serving up cocktails all night long. But for free organic vodka cocktails, be sure to arrive before 10 PM.
RSVP: RSVP@LordsSouthBeach.com, 9 PM to 2 AM
Second Saturday Art Walk Wynwood Art District, Miami
There is a reason Art Basel 2011 was the biggest yet – because our art scene has never been better. The entire city of Wynwood is alive with creativity during Second Saturday Art Walk where every and any art gallery is open and showing off their best work. Best part? Most are serving up ice-cold cocktails all night long.
RSVP: No List.
Sunday, April 15th
Pride Parade & Festival Ocean Drive 5th to 14th Street, Miami Beach
Gay, straight, bi or questioning – all can take part of Miami Beach’s Gay Pride festival. The parade begins at 11 AM with Chaz Bono leading the parade. When all floats are off the road, the party will move to 14th and Ocean where acts like Jo Jo and Frenchie Davis will be putting on a free concert till 9 PM. And when all is said and done, they are ending the day with a fire works display on South Beach could provide.
RSVP: No list.